ALCS Game Two Spillover Thread 10 9


I give up with the Roman numerals.

Categories : Game Threads, Playoffs


  1. Hugh Jassman says:

    Jesus H Christ, Vlad just tried to hit a ball in the dirt.

  2. Spaceman.Spiff says:

    Spillover Thread X! This is a good thing. Like Malcolm X.

  3. Drew says:


  4. JobaWockeeZ says:

    10 is just X you know.

  5. Voice of Reason says:

    If we lose this game, I’m blaming the lack of Roman Numerals.

  6. The Three Amigos says:

    Robertson is very good.

  7. Pasqua says:

    I can’t believe this fucking game.

  8. Jordan says:

    Hairston batting for Guzman

  9. Mike Pop says:

    Hairston hr to lef.

  10. pat says:

    Mike, ten is an easy one dawg.

  11. Derby says:

    For the first time in a while I was actually nervous to watch Cano field a ball

  12. Jake H says:

    We need to win this before my heart stops beating.

  13. So, Rocky II, plus Rocky V, equals Rocky VII: Adrian’s Revenge!

  14. Dela G says:

    wow oh wow

    11 threads tonight

  15. Arman Tamzarian says:

    Sadly, I’m the least confident in our offense going into this inning

  16. Slappy White says:

    Double digits baby…..we deserve a win

  17. Rey22 says:

    K-Rob has been money for us so far in the playoffs.

    *Is happy to swallow words of doubt he previously had*

  18. chriskeo says:

    Wait, we go from VIII (8)? to 10?

  19. Jersey says:

    Isn’t this actually thread 9?

  20. Mouch "Half Man Half Couch" says:

    It is Guzman time.
    Please show the world why you are even considered a major league ball player.

  21. alittleblackegg says:

    I’m getting sleepy. Should not have drank so many gin and tonics…

  22. Manimal says:

    If I had a penny for every time I reloaded this site…

  23. ansky says:

    OK that’s it. STOP FUCKING AROUND…END THIS SHIT…because i dont want to see this Black eyed peas commercial for the rest of the night…

    Side note…these BBerry commercials make me want to throw mine down the garbage disposal.

  24. jkiv says:

    Robertson > Aceves

    what a performance

  25. Russell NY says:

    Can Girardi pinch hit for Guzman?

  26. Yanks21 says:

    Yankees.. I beg you, I plead with you, Please END THIS GAME!

  27. Andy in Sunny Daytona says:

    OK, I’m back. What has happened?

  28. scooter says:

    Pie for Jerry?

  29. mustang says:

    Who was scared when the ball came to Cano.

    ME ME

  30. JobaWockeeZ says:

    This is the inning that ended the Boston game. It will end this one.

  31. Ivan says:

    Well might as well waait for the next inning, I have a hard time believing Guzman and Gardner would do something.

  32. Stadium Garlic Fries says:

    D-Rob earning his clutch degree alongwith Al this post season..

  33. Joe D. says:

    This is not mystique and aura, folks.
    It’s not about ghosts.

    The one word that epitomizes these Yankees is:


  34. Mike bk says:

    oh man, i was really enjoying that CC idea as the dh.


  36. cozimoto says:

    Today…..we walk off in style.

  37. Seriously, Hinske? Lame.

  38. ansky says:

    Hinske with rally cap..niiiice.

  39. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Stop laughing the the Yanks, you tool.

  40. baravelli says:

    Hate Buck and McCarver, but gotta give them props for supporting the Michael J. Fox Foundation.

  41. MJ says:

    Thats why you love Jerry Hairston. EXPERIENCE.

    We got the X Factor

  42. Ivan says:

    And they prove me wrong.

  43. Mike Pop says:

    Jerry Hairston LOVES to play in the postseason!!

  44. Mouch "Half Man Half Couch" says:

    That is a nice start.

  45. Jersey says:

    Gardner bunts here?

  46. ShuutoHeat says:


  47. Dela G says:

    hairston baby!!

    first postseason hit

  48. Salty Buggah says:

    Jerry! Jerry! Jerry! Let’s get this bitch.

  49. Jordan says:

    Jerry Hairston Jr….you are NOT the father!!! THE CROWD GOES WILD!

  50. Stadium Garlic Fries says:

    Can we get CC to hit one out here?

  51. Slappy White says:

    fuckin jerry hairston…..wher have you been ?

  52. AJ says:

    Dear Yankees offense:

    With that hit, please find a way to score.

    The sanity of RAB posters and Yankee fans everywhere

  53. Mike Pop says:

    Yeah boy!

  54. Mouch "Half Man Half Couch" says:

    Butcher boy, Im just kidding he better bunt

  55. Yanks21 says:

    its called small ball…

  56. Doug says:

    Bunt success?

    I can’t remember the last time I saw that.

  57. Let’s go, Robbie. Atone. Again.

  58. scooter says:

    Hairston single – check
    Gritty Gutty bunt – check

    Cano with the pie….

  59. claybeez says:

    Come on, fellas. Get. This. Done.

  60. Ivan says:

    Wouldn’t it be smart for a hit and run? Im ok with the bunt however.

  61. Mike Axisa says:

    Okay, they’re in business. Win this shit now.

  62. Jake H says:

    please god end this game.

  63. Arman Tamzarian says:


  64. Joe D. says:

    I can has pie?

  65. ansky says:

    Cano needs to make up for his terrible defensive night.

  66. Doug says:

    Freddy Guzman is a switch hitter?

    I think he’s just “switch.”

  67. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Let’s go Cano-sama.

  68. Mouch "Half Man Half Couch" says:

    It is so simple.
    Base hit. Game. Sleep.
    Make it happen Leche

  69. ShuutoHeat says:

    The Melkman shall delivereth.

  70. Andy in Sunny Daytona says:

    Melk is chilling. Yo, top billing…

  71. MJ says:

    This is just another signature 2009 Yankees walk off in process.

    How do you explain this team to your grandchildren? To people who never witnessed this?

    It’s the team that always comes through.

  72. Dela G says:

    lol they are walking cano??

    do they not know his RISP BA?

  73. scooter says:

    Mary Carey awaits with pie, Melky

  74. Is this a Mama Heuvos moment in the making?

  75. MikeD says:

    Showing up late. Let’s hope it’s for a party.

  76. David A says:

    do they know that Melky is amazing in these situation?

  77. V says:

    Melky. No. Double. Plays. Please.

  78. Salty Buggah says:

    Cmon Robbie. Damnit, they scurred of Ninjas cuz they be carrying weapons and shit all the time.

    Cmon Melky. Tell em to suck your balls.

  79. jjhammer31 says:

    not to be a bitch. but, shouldn’t hairston have pinch hit for Guzman before. what’s the difference between now and then?

  80. Ivan says:

    Lets go Melky.

  81. Jordan says:

    I like-a de win game!

  82. David A says:


  83. alittleblackegg says:


  84. Jordan says:


  85. mustang says:


    Thus ended the lesson !

  86. ROBTEN says:

    And there it is.

  87. Dela G says:


  88. Jersey says:


    Oh god. This game could only have ended like that.

  89. Doug says:


  90. Russell NY says:

    Just the opposite, i wouldnt have walked cano there

  91. ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops says:

    What a game, what a finish

  92. Mouch "Half Man Half Couch" says:

    Leche bitches

  93. Andy in Sunny Daytona says:

    Angel Baseball.

  94. scooter says:



  95. JackC says:


  96. ansky says:


  97. Yanks21 says:


  98. jjhammer31 says:


  99. Ivan says:


  100. slappy white says:


  101. whozat says:

    I have never seen Matsui giddy. Did you see him jumping on those old man knees??

  102. ShuutoHeat says:


  103. MJ says:

    This is just another signature 2009 Yankees walk off in process.

    How do you explain this team to your grandchildren? To people who never witnessed this?

    It’s the team that always comes through.

  104. Riddering says:

    I don’t even know what just happened but I am screaming.



  105. E-ROC says:

    Great infield defense by the Angels. Burnett should have pies for their faces. lmao!

  106. Jackson says:

    That’s it. The Yankees aren’t losing another game until April 2010 at the earliest.

  107. Hugh Jassman says:

    Wait whaa??? What happened?

  108. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Fuck you Angels.
    Great job Yanks.

  109. Stadium Garlic Fries says:

    was there ever a fitting ending to the game..

  110. AJ says:

    FUCKING YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    Izturis gets a pie in the face for his assist

  111. Why in the hell did he not throw to first?

  112. Mike bk says:

    make that 17-0 when tied after 7 in YSIII.

  113. Salty Buggah says:


    Enjoy it Jerry. That was Mo’s gift for you finally getting into the postseason. Enjoy it.

  114. JackC says:

    Does Iztarus get the pie?

  115. Mike bk says:

    aybar was so worried about coming off 2nd.

  116. Esteban says:


  117. claybeez says:

    I’m laughing like a mad man. I didn’t have another inning left in me. Thank you Baseball Gods.

    Yankees – Never Count ‘Em Out!

  118. Mike Pop says:

    AWWW, the announcers are upset.

    Fuck yeah homeys!

    I love you guys in a totally non homosexual way!

  119. Brent says:

    Haha, McCarver and Buck sounded so sad when that happened.

    Must have interrupted their Angels circle jerk.

  120. ROBTEN says:

    Last game in the stadium this season had to be a walkoff by Melky.

    It’s symmetry.

    • Mike bk says:

      what the hell are you talking about…at least 2 more in the series.

      • ROBTEN says:

        Uh…I just figured that the rest of the league gave up after seeing that there’s no stopping us.

        (or a HUGE scheduling FAIL on my part…)

        /I’ll just take the rest of the night off now.

      • Jackson says:

        No there aren’t, because they’re finishing it off in Anahiem. There will however play two in the World Series before completing the sweep in Philly or LA.

    • V says:

      Um, there will be 2 more, in the World Series, bay-bee.

  121. MJ says:

    This is just another signature 2009 Yankees walk off in process.How do you explain this team to your grandchildren? To people who never witnessed this?

    It’s the team that always comes through.

  122. Seriously…why wasn’t he throwing to first on that? High schoolers know to throw to first on that.

  123. crapulent aka I said good day sir says:


  124. Bob Stone says:

    There is just no quit in this team. Unbelievable.

  125. pete says:

    hahahahaha rosenthall looks like a hobit next to A-Rod

  126. Mike Pop says:

    Karma bitches.

    The best middle infield or some bullshit.

    Go Yanks, we dominate.

  127. Those two guys are two of the best middle infielders in the game.


  128. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Ken Rosenthal’s mind: FUCK YOU A-ROD

  129. claybeez says:

    Melky = Good Luck Charm

  130. Jack P says:

    This was all A-Rod baby….. he’s a new man!!!

  131. Doug says:

    Jerry was all like “Stop right there. You got me.”

  132. jjhammer31 says:

    why go to second in that spot. do you think you’re turning two.

  133. V says:

    tsjc, you da man. If I had a sister, I’d give her to ya.

  134. scooter says:

    And Chode Figgins can pump his fist all the way back to Anaheim

  135. BigBlueAL says:

    They were too tired to even celebrate. LOL

  136. Jerry gets the pie not sneak-style from behind, but right in the kisser with full foreknowledge.


    I love you, AJ.

  137. Yanks21 says:

    I think this new stadium has some ghost too!!! :)

  138. Jake H says:

    I still can’t believe what I just saw.

  139. Sleepy Carl says:

    They shoulda pied Maicer

  140. Mouch "Half Man Half Couch" says:

    We cant forget Hairston and his pinch hit
    Go Yanks

  141. Andy in Sunny Daytona says:

    How did the Surprise do today?

  142. Drew says:

    I just spilled water everywhere and I’m not even mad!

  143. Salty Buggah says:

    McCarver and Buck are really sad. They’re about to cry right now.

  144. claybeez says:

    How about the pen – AGAIN. 1 run from a rusty Ace. That’s it. Man, they are great.

  145. crapulent aka I said good day sir says:

    non Roman numerals FTW

  146. MJ says:

    Is this seriously a real team, real season, real postseason?

    Miracle after miracle, walk-off after walk-off, pie in the face after pie in the face.

    I am in the process of changing Wikipedias definition of “Clutch” to simply……The 2009 Yankees.

  147. BigBlueAL says:

    Fuckin Miami Fox affiliate left the game as soon as it ended, I didnt get to see some pie :-(

  148. I know we’re all over the Angels ball washing in terms of the “sound defense” and all but, seriously, that’s a Kansas City Royals/Washington Natinals play. How do you not throw to first?

  149. JackC says:

    I want want of those Yankee hats with the ear flaps. They should wear them out in Cali

  150. Marc says:

    I think the ghosts moved to the new stadium in 2007. Good thing they stuck around til the Yanks moved there!

  151. pat says:

    If i had a sister I’d want her to marry Jerry Hairston Jr, he seems like a good guy.

  152. Mike Pop says:

    Epic, epic win.

  153. Dela G says:

    a-rod = mr october

  154. crapulent aka I said good day sir says:

    I love when it’s about unsung guys…and Arod (Mr. Former Goat)

  155. I can’t believe that just fuckin’ happened.


  156. MJ says:

    Was that last play with 2 outs?

  157. DSFC says:

    wow…..Izturis is getting fitted for the goat horns as we speak. What a horrible decision there.

    It’s all good now, but boy Hairston took a huge risk going for home. If Figgins picks that ball up cleanly, he’s got Hairston at the plate easily.

  158. Mike Pop says:

    I want Hairston re-signed.

  159. Hugh Jassman says:

    HUGE win. Tough to lose a game like this and recover.

  160. Mike Pop says:

    LMAO @ Michael Kay with that hat.

  161. ashish says:

    Nuff said

  162. Moshe Mandel says:

    I’m not saying that all his moves were right tonight, but pretty much every move Joe made worked out. The only one that did not was the Gardner for Swisher move, and even that resulted in Gardy getting a hit later. Every pitcher he brought in seemed to get the outs he asked him to get (even Aceves, who did not seem sharp at all, limited the damage). It just seems like what happened with Torre in 1996- you could quibble with some of the moves, but they all worked out. Karma, baby.

    • pat says:

      I don’t blame him. You play to win that half inning because we have the offense that can win an extra inning game in one swing. It seems tedious and almost bit him in the ass, but you gotta have faith in our offense.

    • DSFC says:

      The only gripe I have is pinch running Guzman for Matsui at first base with two outs. That is a really low percentage move and leaves you with a really weak bat in the lineup with only one position player left.

    • I think his pitching moves were good tonight, but the Gardner for Swisher thing was definitely premature, especially considering that Gardner didn’t run.

    • BigBlueAL says:

      You know I am not a fan of Girardi’s at all but he is 5-0 so far in the postseason and that is all that matters.

    • jjhammer31 says:

      I like Girardi. But, I don’t understand two moves.

      1. having molina hit in the 6th. (to have molina hit there in a tie game with a man on. for what? so burnett can throw to him for one more inning)
      2. having guzman hit in the 11th. (he then has hairston hit for guzman in the 13th and he gets a hit and they win the game.)

      i don’t have a problem with the pitching moves because he had gaudin to back him up. but, i really don’t get the other moves.

      • DSFC says:

        Hitting Hairston was a bit of a desperation move. Cervelli is the only remaining position player, and if the Yankees don’t win and someone gets injured in the 14th inning, they’re in deep trouble. That’s why Hairston sat for a while longer.

        Which is why I didn’t like running Guzman for Matsui in the first place, but who cares now?

        • jjhammer31 says:

          i don’t know. guzman is a terrible hitter. he was a automatic out. What are the odds that a player would get injured?
          i like girardi and have never had a problem with his moves but those two moves were puzzling.

  163. mustang says:

    Who now thinks that they should have pulled CC last night?

  164. MJ says:

    Umpires, great managers, and well coached teams are just consistently making critical routine mistakes against us. Then we just capitalize from it.

  165. Stadium Garlic Fries says:

    Everyone cashman got this past offseason is paying off..

  166. mike jones says:

    the holy trinity: Mo, Jeter, and A-Rod

  167. Bill R says:


  168. crapulent aka I said good day sir says:

    Scoiscia on the post game. He’s “encouraged.” Good, we are too.

  169. Yanks21 says:

    Serious question – What has happened to Vlad? I mean I am sure he is still a great hitter but he has looked old out there…

  170. Ivan says:


  171. Accent Shallow says:


    Fuck the Angels, 2-0, word the fuck up

  172. Junior says:

    I really don’t see how the yankees don’t go all the way. Momentum is really pushing them to sweep. They never find a way to lose.

  173. Accent Shallow says:

    Also, Joe Saunders is straight up not good. This game should have been won in 9.

    /been consuming alcoholic beverages

  174. MikeD says:

    Not sure why this matters, but do the Yankees fly out tonight, or do they go back home, and fly out later?

  175. pat says:

    Who’s this dickbag criticizing Girardi on Fox 5?


  176. Alright, all, I’m out for the night. I hope you all enjoy it and I hope you’ve learned to never, ever doubt the Yankees.

    Ever. Best team alive, brothers and sisters. Giants amongst men.

  177. Hollywood says:

    I love that this blog is now littered with spillover threads. Wow. Best team, best fans. What a night.

  178. Joey H says:

    This has to be a record for open threads.

  179. Accent Shallow says:

    Loling so hard. Fundamental ball club, huh?

    What a joke.

  180. Mike Pop says:

    Michael Kay with the beret.

    Just really fucking awesome.

  181. MJ says:

    I hate ESPN. The poll on ESPN>MLB is

    Which would ultimately have a bigger impact on Alex Rodriguez’s legacy?
    A) Admission of performance-enhancing drugs
    B) World Series Title and postseason success

  182. pat says:

    Hey Jerry too bad Andy still hates you for ruining his perfecto.

  183. Accent Shallow says:

    Mariano is still the greatest. 2 1/3 innings? Whoa.

  184. mustang says:

    Just think a year ago we were arguing about how clutch A-Rod was or wasn’t.

  185. Drew says:

    Has Coney called Joe Saunders “Tony” Saunders twice? Or am I just wasted, tired and hearing things?

  186. MJ says:

    Mariano 2 and 1/3 with 25 pitches, 17 of those for strikes.

  187. Drew says:

    Awwww. Fat man scoop stopped updating his tweetage.

    Sad face

  188. AndrewYF says:

    Guys, you updated the wrong Clutch page on Wikipedia.


    Fixed that one for you.

  189. MJ says:

    I think players can be viewed as different players for each different season they play. The 2007 and 2009 version of ARod is clutch.

    • whozat says:

      No, ARod is just one guy: a really, really good baseball player. He might have gotten in his own way sometimes, but there’s nothing magic about it. He’s really good and works really hard at staying really good.

      I mean…the same guy tied the game on an 0-2 pitch as popped up with the bases loaded and the game on the line.

  190. Brian says:

    What a game! I love this team!

  191. Mike Pop says:

    Later all, Yanks won’t be stopped!

    Also, thank you Mike Scoiscia for pitching to Alex.


  192. bonestock94 says:

    I busted my ass in the gym before the game and easily had a better workout pacing and screaming watching this. I’m gonna have a good sleep tonight.

  193. Drew says:

    Man. David Robertson is slowly becoming one of my favorite Yanks behind Melk and Al. This interview is funny. He seems chill as hell.

  194. aj says:

    Yanks just ruined Joe Buck’s week.

  195. Marc says:

    How many walkoffs did the yanks have this season? Is that a record for a season?

  196. Dela G says:

    the angels can rot

    i cannot wait to be done with them

    the clinching victories have to be the hardest on earth to get

  197. Drew says:

    Yo I thought they kind of had to pitch to Alex in the 9th. He’s not your typical Bonds/Pujols, “Oh we have to walk him,” because a walk to Al with Fuentes pitching is basically a double. He can steal easy off him.
    Then you bunt with Freddy/J-Hair and all Grit needs is an infield chopper and the game is tied anyway.

    • vin says:

      Walking the lead-off batter in a 1 run game would’ve been HIGHLY questionable. Fuentes needed to make a better 0-2 pitch, that’s it.

    • Zack says:

      Fuentes gave up 1 SB this year, and 1 CS.
      14 SB, 10 CS for his 9 year career.

      So I wouldnt label him as easy to steal off of.

      • Drew says:

        He’s a lefty which makes it more difficult but from what I’ve seen this year he doesn’t really have a great pick off move. Also, to the naked eye he doesn’t seem too quick to the plate.

        I think Al would have been able to steal off hte battery of Mathis and Fuentes.

        • whozat says:

          So…despite the fact that no one tries it, and that the success rate is about 60% at best…ARod with a bad hip should’ve been able to make it based on your eyeballing it?


          • Drew says:

            You don’t need to be sarcastic.

            I’m not Kelleher with a stop watch but Fuentes s not quick to the plate.

            When you walk Alex and have Guzman and Brett due up behind him, Alex would have gone. As you yourself guessed, chances are he makes it(60%). Mathis only throws out 26% of runners.

    • pat says:

      I’d take my chances with Arod having to steal and Guz/Gardner vs Fuentes vs.letting Arod hit a dinger.

      If that makes sense.

    • whozat says:

      I’m not saying you put him on, but you CERTAINLY don’t throw him anything good to hit. And then, once the ump gives you those two pitches out of the zone, you CAN’T throw anything even NEAR that close.

    • Rey22 says:

      Thoughts? Chicks dig the long ball.

  198. Handtius says:

    Just got home. What a game. This is one of the greatest teams I’ve had the privilege to watch. I never, even for a minute, thought they were going to lose. Even in the bottom of the 9th, I wasn’t sweating it. A-rod made me feel smart.

    One thing though…I want Jete to get a Pie in his face that’s not Minka Kelley.

  199. Boogie Down says:

    What a win! This team is magic right now. I feel as though I’m in the late 90′s again, and it’s a beautiful thing!

  200. Dan L says:

    I was there and all i can say was that after being the the Friday ALDS and tonight’s ALCS, I’m convinced that every game i go to turns to gold. The yankees were meant to win this year, and i swear they will. despite about 20 beers, im fairly confident im right and not just drunk. look how good i did at spell check before i posted this. It’s just meant to be.

  201. BSchneids says:

    2-0! The bullpen deserves all the praise. Tremendous job by Cash giving Girardi power pitching option after power pitching option.

    Now, someone needs to poison that damn Rally Monkey before Game 3…

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