Oct
18

ALCS Game Two Spillover Thread 10 9

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I give up with the Roman numerals.

Categories : Game Threads, Playoffs
  • Hugh Jassman

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

  • Spaceman.Spiff

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

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

    ROBO>>>>>>>>>>PAPLBITCH

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

    10 is just X you know.

  • Voice of Reason

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

    • Pasqua

      When chaos ensues, we turn on each other.

      • crapulent aka I said good day sir

        These two comments ftw

    • Mike bk

      and if we win i will blame the roman numerals for why it took so long.

    • putt

      Goddamn Romans. Sure they gave us democracy, but if they blow this one for us…

      • AdamParker

        The Greeks gave us democracy.. the Romans gave us caesar salad.

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

          And Roman baths.

  • The Three Amigos

    Robertson is very good.

    • putt

      great analysis. p.s. my fantasy football team name is El Guapo. You rule.

  • Pasqua

    I can’t believe this fucking game.

  • Jordan

    Hairston batting for Guzman

  • Mike Pop

    Hairston hr to lef.

  • pat

    Mike, ten is an easy one dawg.

  • Derby

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

  • http://twitter.com/hopjake Jake H

    We need to win this before my heart stops beating.

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

      (unwraps hypodermic syringe of adrenaline)

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

        Forget about Jake H. Let me get some of that!

      • pat

        Vincent Vega’d

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

        (applies tourniquet to left arm)

        • whozat

          nah, dude, you mainline that shit straight into the heart.

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

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

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

      That’d be a Zombie movie, right?

  • Dela G

    wow oh wow

    11 threads tonight

  • Arman Tamzarian

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

    • Pasqua

      Which is exactly why we’ll win here.

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

      (slaps Arman in the face)

      • Arman Tamzarian

        Give me another, nice work Jerry

  • Slappy White

    Double digits baby…..we deserve a win

  • Rey22

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

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

  • chriskeo

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

    • Jersey

      It’s that kinda night.

    • alittleblackegg

      This is thread number “who cares.”

  • Jersey

    Isn’t this actually thread 9?

    • Mike Pop

      Spillover 9, but thread 10. So ya.

  • Mike Pop
    • Arman Tamzarian

      Thats funny

  • Mouch “Half Man Half Couch”

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

    • Mouch “Half Man Half Couch”

      Oh well, Guzman will have to wait for another day.

  • alittleblackegg

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

  • Manimal

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

  • ansky

    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.

  • jkiv

    Robertson > Aceves

    what a performance

  • Russell NY

    Can Girardi pinch hit for Guzman?

  • Yanks21

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

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    OK, I’m back. What has happened?

    • crapulent aka I said good day sir

      No one knows how to count in Roman numberalisms.

  • scooter

    Pie for Jerry?

  • mustang

    Who was scared when the ball came to Cano.

    ME ME

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

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

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

      Epic FAIL. Wait one more inning.

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

      The Boston game went 15 innings. This is the 13th inning.

  • Ivan

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

    • Ivan

      Or Hairston for that matter.

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

        You have shamed yourself.

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

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

  • Joe D.

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

    The one word that epitomizes these Yankees is:

    Inevitable.

  • Mike bk

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

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

    JERRY! JERRY! JERRY! JERRY! JERRY! JERRY!

    • mustang

      +1

  • cozimoto

    Today…..we walk off in style.

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

    Seriously, Hinske? Lame.

  • ansky

    Hinske with rally cap..niiiice.

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

      What was he eating, a Totinos Pizza Roll?

      • BigBlueAL

        Those are pretty good.

      • AdamParker

        Hotpocket.

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

    Stop laughing the the Yanks, you tool.

  • baravelli

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

    • crapulent aka I said good day sir

      Oh yeah, that’s a stretch for them.

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

    JERRY HAIRSTON BABY!!!!

  • MJ

    Thats why you love Jerry Hairston. EXPERIENCE.

    We got the X Factor

  • Ivan

    And they prove me wrong.

  • Mike Pop

    Jerry Hairston LOVES to play in the postseason!!

    • AdamParker

      Luckily he likes pie too!

  • Mouch “Half Man Half Couch”

    That is a nice start.

  • Jersey

    Gardner bunts here?

  • ShuutoHeat

    JERRY!!!!

  • Dela G

    hairston baby!!

    first postseason hit

  • Salty Buggah

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

  • Jordan

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

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    Can we get CC to hit one out here?

  • Slappy White

    fuckin jerry hairston…..wher have you been ?

  • AJ

    Dear Yankees offense:

    With that hit, please find a way to score.

    Sincerely,
    The sanity of RAB posters and Yankee fans everywhere

  • Mike Pop

    Yeah boy!

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

    HAIRSTON.

  • Mouch “Half Man Half Couch”

    Butcher boy, Im just kidding he better bunt

  • Yanks21

    its called small ball…

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

    Bunt success?

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

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

    Let’s go, Robbie. Atone. Again.

  • scooter

    Hairston single – check
    Gritty Gutty bunt – check

    Cano with the pie….

  • claybeez

    Come on, fellas. Get. This. Done.

  • Ivan

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

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

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

    • Mike Pop

      +1

  • http://twitter.com/hopjake Jake H

    please god end this game.

  • Arman Tamzarian

    atone

  • Joe D.

    I can has pie?

  • ansky

    Cano needs to make up for his terrible defensive night.

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

    Freddy Guzman is a switch hitter?

    I think he’s just “switch.”

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

    Let’s go Cano-sama.

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

    Time for some LECHE SUCKMYNUTS.

  • Mouch “Half Man Half Couch”

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

  • ShuutoHeat

    The Melkman shall delivereth.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Melk is chilling. Yo, top billing…

  • MJ

    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.

  • Dela G

    lol they are walking cano??

    do they not know his RISP BA?

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

      Who would you rather face Cano or Melky?

  • scooter

    Mary Carey awaits with pie, Melky

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

    Is this a Mama Heuvos moment in the making?

  • MikeD

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

    • MikeD

      I guess it was!

  • David A

    do they know that Melky is amazing in these situation?

  • V

    Melky. No. Double. Plays. Please.

  • Salty Buggah

    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.

  • jjhammer31

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

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

      It’s the 13th inning.

      Might as well go for it.

  • Ivan

    Lets go Melky.

  • Jordan

    I like-a de win game!

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


    WE.
    WILL.
    NOT.
    BE.
    STOPPED.

    • slappy white

      thats what im talkin about

  • David A

    WWOOT WE WIN

  • alittleblackegg

    HAHAHAHA

  • Jordan

    OMG YESSSSS

  • mustang

    WHO DOESN’T BELIEVE ?

    Thus ended the lesson !

  • ROBTEN

    And there it is.

  • Dela G

    YANKEES WIN!!!

  • Jersey

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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

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

    JERRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Russell NY

    Just the opposite, i wouldnt have walked cano there

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

      Get the DP back in order, and face an inferior hitter.

      It makes sense.

  • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

    What a game, what a finish

  • Mouch “Half Man Half Couch”

    Leche bitches

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Angel Baseball.

  • scooter

    FUCKING A

    GIMMEE PIE

  • JackC

    YYYYYYYYYAAAAAAHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ansky

    PIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!

  • Yanks21

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jjhammer31

    fundamentals

  • Ivan

    YANKEES WIN!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT A FUCKING GAME!!!!

  • slappy white

    THANK MO ALMIGHTY

  • whozat

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

  • ShuutoHeat

    I CALLED IT!!! I CALLED IT!!1

  • MJ

    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.

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

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

    HOSHITWHAT.

    JHAIR.

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

      You seem flustered. Here, sit down and let me give you a glass of water and take off your bra.

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

        I was just wondering where you were.

        I may be excited, buddy, but I know that’s not water.

        • AndrewYF

          This exchange would have been 10 times better if Riddering wasn’t a girl.

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

          I’m offended you would think that. I don’t drug women and take advantage of them.

          It would be wrong of me to incapacitate you in any way, because you wouldn’t fully enjoy the pleasuring I give. I want you stone cold sober so you can live in the moment and dream about it for years afterwards.

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

            The last thing I want to do is stimulate your already well-endowed ego, Tommie, but damn.

            You always know the right thing to say to a lady.

  • E-ROC

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

  • Jackson

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

  • Hugh Jassman

    Wait whaa??? What happened?

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

    Fuck you Angels.
    Great job Yanks.

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    was there ever a fitting ending to the game..

  • AJ

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

    YES, YES, YES, YES!

    THAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA YANKEES WIN!

    Izturis gets a pie in the face for his assist

  • pete

    we won.

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

    Why in the hell did he not throw to first?

  • Mike bk

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

  • Salty Buggah

    MELKY! MELKY! MELKY!

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

  • JackC

    Does Iztarus get the pie?

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

      We’ll send it to him in the mail or something.

  • Mike bk

    aybar was so worried about coming off 2nd.

  • Esteban

    UNFUCKINGBELIEVABLE

  • claybeez

    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!

  • Mike Pop

    AWWW, the announcers are upset.

    Fuck yeah homeys!

    I love you guys in a totally non homosexual way!

  • Brent

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

    Must have interrupted their Angels circle jerk.

  • ROBTEN

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

    It’s symmetry.

    • Mike bk

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

      • ROBTEN

        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

        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

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

  • MJ

    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.

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

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

    • Mike Pop

      Karma.

      Do all the little things well…

  • crapulent aka I said good day sir

    Yeeeeeeeeeeesssssssss

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

    There is just no quit in this team. Unbelievable.

  • pete

    hahahahaha rosenthall looks like a hobit next to A-Rod

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

    /DJ Khaled’d

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

      WHOOOO???

      • Cy Farnsworth

        WE THA BEST!

  • Mike Pop

    Karma bitches.

    The best middle infield or some bullshit.

    Go Yanks, we dominate.

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

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

    /McCarver’d

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

    Ken Rosenthal’s mind: FUCK YOU A-ROD

  • claybeez

    Melky = Good Luck Charm

  • Jack P

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

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

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

  • jjhammer31

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

  • V

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

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

      What I need is a back brace. It’s hard carrying around all this genius, and this huge cock.

      • Mike bk

        the wheelchair is cheaper.

  • scooter

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

  • BigBlueAL

    They were too tired to even celebrate. LOL

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

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

    Classic.

    I love you, AJ.

    • http://www.YouTube.com/kevyyankees Kevin G.

      /Mike Pop’d

      • Mike Pop

        Heh.

  • Yanks21

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

  • http://twitter.com/hopjake Jake H

    I still can’t believe what I just saw.

  • Sleepy Carl

    They shoulda pied Maicer

    • Russell NY

      Oh man would that ever start a brawl. Easily quote of the week.

  • Mouch “Half Man Half Couch”

    We cant forget Hairston and his pinch hit
    Go Yanks

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    How did the Surprise do today?

    • Mike bk

      they lost like 7 threads ago.

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

      Andy is committed. You’re the man.

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

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

    • putt

      unless your crib is dehydrated, I don’t see a real issue here. enjoy the win!

  • Salty Buggah

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

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

      That shit looks like the EKG readings of 90% of the Yankee fanbase.

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

      Am I reading that wrong…you’d think Alex’s homer would’ve been marked as more an important spot down with the green bars.

  • claybeez

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

  • crapulent aka I said good day sir

    non Roman numerals FTW

  • MJ

    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.

    • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc
      • Jackson

        That is awesome.

      • pat

        HAHAHA Marc u might be tonight’s MVP. Well Done.

        • Mike Pop

          For real, +1.

          That was awesome.

      • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

        I wonder how long it will stay there?

  • BigBlueAL

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

    • scooter

      The YES website will upload it in a day or two.

    • Jason

      /seconded

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

    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?

    • pat

      Don’t forget Aybar/Itzuris Two of the best in the biz.

  • JackC

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

  • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

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

  • pat

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

    • BigBlueAL

      Gotta have her marry Arod or Jeter, go for the money.

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      I’d give my sister to anyone on the Yankees.

      Thinking about it, maybe not to Posada. I would be uncomfortable everytime I had to shake his hand.

      Thinking about it, I would do it if I got his wife in return.

      • Mike Pop

        Let’s calm down Clay.

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

          No, I like his gambit. Maybe Laura Posada ends up back on the market. It’s worth the risk.

  • Mike Pop

    Epic, epic win.

  • Dela G

    a-rod = mr october

  • crapulent aka I said good day sir

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

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

    I can’t believe that just fuckin’ happened.

    Wow.

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

      I can’t believe that just fuckin’ happened.

      And that… is why you fail.

      /Yoda’d

  • MJ

    Was that last play with 2 outs?

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

      No 1 out.

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

        Yup. They were trying to turn the DP, those poor, greedy bastards.

        Two of the best middle infielders in the game, those guys.

        • DSFC

          BWAAAHAHAHAHA…love it

    • chriskeo

      1 out

    • DSFC

      No, one out, the bunt by Gardner. They walked Cano

  • DSFC

    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.

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

      Audaces fortuna iuvat

      • DSFC

        “Remember what Fredrick the Great said. “L’audace, l’audace…..toujours l’audance” :)

        Hot diggity damn, what a roller coaster

      • putt

        yah, what he said. something about the audacity of luck…

  • Mike Pop

    I want Hairston re-signed.

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

      Seconded. (Although Hinske may ultimately be the harder to replace of the two…)

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

        Pena basically duplicates Hairston. Only one of Hinske/Hairston will be back, and though what you said about J-Hair is true, I think he’ll probably be back. Though, right now, Hairston is a Type B–might as well offer him arb.

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

          You know what? Hairston is actually, IMO, a pretty good ceiling comp. for Pena, no?

          • Mike Pop

            Can he really be that good of a hitter?

            • AndrewYF

              Hairston is twice the hitter Pena could ever dream of being. Let’s not get silly here.

              • Mike Pop

                *walks away with sad trombone playing*

  • Hugh Jassman

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

  • ashish
    • Esteban

      +1

  • Mike Pop

    LMAO @ Michael Kay with that hat.

    • Mike Pop

      The berret.

      • pat

        beret.

        • Mike Pop

          Man, shut the fuck up.

          • Mike Pop

            Total sarcasm.

            • pat

              hahaha, I know dude, I was gonna include a snark to negate my douchiness but hit send by accident.

              JERK!

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

              hahaha. It would have been funnier if you just left it!

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

        Is that like a slanket–half beret/half ferret?

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

      Saw that. Totally caught me off guard.

      Props to him for a good postgame interview which is rare these days.

  • ashish

    Nuff said

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    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

      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

      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.

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

      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

      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

      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

        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

          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.

  • mustang

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

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

      Not at all.

      Those were basically short stress innings. 10 or 15 pitches wouldn’t have mattered a lot.

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

        Unless…that was a rhetorical question that I failed…

        I should sleep soon.

      • mustang

        I know. Just making the point that it was the right move especially after tonight.

    • mustang

      Joe Girardi genius.

    • Yanks21

      Honestly, that is the best statement all night!

      It is so true. We use any of those guys yesterday and we are really in a jam.

      Poor Mo has put in a lot of innings though

      • whozat

        Really? Joba, Coke or Hughes couldn’t have thrown their 9 pitches with a day off tomorrow if they had also thrown an inning yesterday?

  • MJ

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

    • crapulent aka I said good day sir

      we’re in their head

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    Everyone cashman got this past offseason is paying off..

  • mike jones

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

  • Bill R

    I LOVE THIS TEAM!!!!

  • crapulent aka I said good day sir

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

    • DSFC

      The most bizarre move of the night was Scoiscia hitting Gary Matthews for Mike Napoli. I don’t get the logic of that one at ALL.

      • scooter

        That’s weird

        Pitching to ARod in the 9th was downright moronic

        • pat

          Understatement of the night.

        • DSFC

          True, although there’s no way of knowing if that’s on Scoiscia or whether Fuentes didn’t follow instructions

  • Yanks21

    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…

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Delino DeShields came into the barber shop the other day, and I said “Delino, how old is Vladimir Guerrero?” He said, “Vladimir is 75 years old.”

      • Mike Pop

        Andy, you crack me up man.

  • Ivan

    YANKEES BABY, THEY CANNOT BE STOP BITCHES!!!!

  • Accent Shallow

    HORSED IT

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

  • Junior

    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.

  • Accent Shallow

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

    /been consuming alcoholic beverages

  • MikeD

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

    • MikeD

      Never mind. Girardi just answered it on the post-game show when he said “he’d sleep well on the plane.”

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

      I think they’ll sleep home tonight. leave midday tomorrow.

  • pat

    Who’s this dickbag criticizing Girardi on Fox 5?

    Fuckoff.

    • whozat

      what’s he whining about?

      • pat

        Girardi overmanaged the bullpen, handed the game to the Angels.

        • MikeD

          Handed the game to the Angels? Someone forgot to the clue in the Angels.

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

    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.

    • scooter

      Giants are also Giants among men, but that’s for tomorrow’s football thread

    • pat

      Normal sized people amongst Pedroia.

      • Mike Pop

        and Rosenthal.

    • Ivan

      No question Tommie. This team cannot be stop. Ca’t Stop, won’t Stop.

  • Hollywood

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

  • http://thesportsshowlive.blogspot.com/ Joey H

    This has to be a record for open threads.

    • http://thesportsshowlive.blogspot.com/ Joey H

      *Spillover. I’m tired.

  • Accent Shallow

    Loling so hard. Fundamental ball club, huh?

    What a joke.

    • http://thesportsshowlive.blogspot.com/ Joey H

      Just like the Twinkies. How Cliche.

  • Mike Pop

    Michael Kay with the beret.

    Just really fucking awesome.

  • MJ

    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

    • pat

      In case anybody forgot. At least Arod admitted to it.

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

      Douche bags.

      BTW,
      “B)” should be 4 World Series titles. Cause that’s what coming.

  • pat

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

    • Accent Shallow

      Heh.

      I still think Andy’s gonna get a no hitter before he retires.

  • Accent Shallow

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

    • pat

      Prob about 30 pitches too.Unbelievable.

  • mustang

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

    • whozat

      So, wait…is he “clutch” now, and all that other stuff just didn’t happen?

      • mustang

        Yes, the other stuff happen and now he has proven that he can hit when its most needed.

        • whozat

          Are you sure he hasn’t just proven what we already knew…that he’s a really good hitter, and judging him on 75 ABs spread over 3 years was absurd in the first place?

          • MikeD

            Shhhhh!! Sports-radio talk-show hosts don’t like that line of thinking.

          • mustang

            Whatever the stereotype was there now it’s gone. I’m happy for the guy.

    • Accent Shallow

      Yeah. I texted my friend with “A-Rod = clutch god?” after that bomb. Whoa.

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

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

    • Accent Shallow

      It’s ok. Saunders is not a good pitcher, so you don’t have to get his name right.

    • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

      He sure did call him “Tony”.

    • whozat

      no, that happened.

    • whozat

      Maybe confusing him with this guy?

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

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

        Definitely. Coney is always on top of his game and that’s surely a reasonable miscue.

  • MJ

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

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

    Awwww. Fat man scoop stopped updating his tweetage.

    Sad face

  • AndrewYF

    Guys, you updated the wrong Clutch page on Wikipedia.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C....._of_Clutch

    Fixed that one for you.

    • pat

      Hahaha nice, it’s all covered now.

    • MJ

      Haha, very nice.

    • MikeD

      That’s funny. Let’s see how long that entry lasts!

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

    Robo on YES

  • MJ

    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

      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.

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

        Yezzir.

        SSS are a cruel bitch. Al regressing to his mean is simply him hitting everything out of the stadium.

  • Brian

    What a game! I love this team!

  • Mike Pop

    Later all, Yanks won’t be stopped!

    Also, thank you Mike Scoiscia for pitching to Alex.

    Idiot.

    • pat

      +1. Dude shouldn’t have seen a strike the whole AB.

      • vin

        Yeah, but J-Hair would’ve PH for Fast Freddy… and we all know that J-Hair would’ve come through.

        This team is unreal.

  • bonestock94

    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.

    • scooter

      Did the same – decided to combine deadlifts and squats – I still was way too wound up tonight

      Peace out, folks

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

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

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

      He’s definitely not used to being interviewed.

    • Accent Shallow

      Willing to bet his wife is extremely attractive.

      Time to go to bed.

  • aj

    Yanks just ruined Joe Buck’s week.

    • Accent Shallow

      Good.

      Joe Buck is a joyless sack of crap who only has a job because of who his father is.

      Fuck.

    • Mouch “Half Man Half Couch”

      Good, now only if I could take a piss on his cheerios.

  • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

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

    • Tom Zig

      17 including the postseason

  • Dela G

    the angels can rot

    i cannot wait to be done with them

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

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

    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.
    Thoughts?

    • vin

      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

      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.

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

        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

          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?

          K.

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

            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.

            • Zack

              He’s not quick, but he has that hesitation so the runner has to wait and cant go on first movement

    • pat

      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.

      • pat

        Basically I’d walk Arod then make him steal then make Guz lay down a good bunt then make Gardy get a hit of Fuentes. Letting Arod swing the bat was retarded.

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

          Yeah I got you. A lot of things would have had to go right for us to tie it if they walked Al.

    • whozat

      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

      Thoughts? Chicks dig the long ball.

  • Handtius

    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.

    • Handtius

      *Kelley’s.

      (Damn it)

  • Boogie Down

    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!

  • Dan L

    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.

  • BSchneids

    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…