Oct
11

ALDS Game Three: Yankees @ Twins

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2009 American League Division SeriesThe last playoff series our beloved Bombers won came five years ago, when they sent these same Minnesota Twins home for the winter with a win on their own (astro) turf. That series went four games, but this year’s version could end after three.

Standing in the way of the Yankees and an ALDS sweep is none other than Carl Pavano. In his four seasons with the Yankees, Pavano made just 26 starts and threw only 145.2 IP. This year, his first post-Bronx? Try 33 starts and 199.1 IP. Pavano called his four years in pinstripes a “black period,” but now the righthander has a chance to repay some of the $40M he stole from the Yanks by going out and throwing a clunker today.

It’s tough to expect another thrill-a-minute roller coaster like we had on Friday, but stranger things have happened. Here’s the lineups:

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

Andy Pettitte, SP (14-8, 4.16)

Minnesota
Denard Span, CF
Orlando Cabrera, SS
Joe Mauer, C
Michael Cuddyer, 1B
Jason Kubel, RF
Delmon Young, LF
Brendan Harris, 3B
Jose Morales, DH
Nick Punto, 2B

Carl Pavano, SP (14-12, 5.10)

As you’ve surely already heard, the Angels beat the Red Sox tonight in Papelblown fashion, so the Halos await the winner of this series in the ALCS. TBS and Chip Caray once again have the call of this game, with first pitch scheduled for 7:07pm ET. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads, Playoffs
  • southernyankeefan

    I hope the Yankees hit Pavano like I hit the sauce last night, extremely hard.

  • Salty Buggah

    Pavano can finally help the Yanks clinch something. He just won’t be on our team.

  • Salty Buggah

    Jeez, the Broncos mistake are going to kill them. Missed FG. A stupid running into the kicker penalty from their own fuckin end zone.

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

      Speaking of the Broncos, what the hell is up with Jabar Gaffney’s socks? Who are you, Bizzaro Peppermint Patty?

      • Salty Buggah

        Throwback unis. The Broncos’ unis are kinda ugly.

        • Salty Buggah

          The referees unis are ugly too.

        • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0awG8jw7Ax5xR/610x.jpg Drew

          Yeah but Gaffney’s are different then everyone else’s. They are twisted instead of the stripe pattern.

          • Salty Buggah

            Hmm, I didnt notice. I’ll try and see now.

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

              Yeah, everyone has vertical brown-and-yellow stripes, but Gaffney’s are twisted like a barbershop pole.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Win.

    Play today, win today, das it.

    Just win, baby.

    Win.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Sweep the leg.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0awG8jw7Ax5xR/610x.jpg Drew

    Baseball is not meant to have so many off days. You play almost everyday for 6 months staight and then you get to the post season and play 2 games in 6 days. Now, after we bring the ruckus tonight, it will be 3 games in 11 days. I don’t understand scheduling.

    • toad

      Think “maximize national TV audience.” Then you’ll understand.

  • Salty Buggah

    I have sooooo much homework (mostly reading with a midterm paper). So, should I watch the Yanks and stay up until very late (dont have class until 12) or do the homework and watch the highlights later?

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0awG8jw7Ax5xR/610x.jpg Drew

      Salty Salty Salty… You’re going to be up late tonight.

      • Salty Buggah

        Yea, I thought that. There’s no way I’ll miss a Yanks game, even if I try.

        • ShuutoHeat

          Stock up on them energy drinks or some coffee to keep yourself awake man.

          • Salty Buggah

            Nah, no need. Im used to this. Last year, I averaged 2-3 hours a night, except on weekends, for a month straight and most of 7 months.

    • Yankeefan91 Arod fan

      Watch The Game is more important :P

    • Pasqua

      Let’s put it this way: Which are you most likely to remember in 10 years? This game, or this midterm?

      • Salty Buggah

        Hmmm, probably this game…unless I fail the midterm and it takes my scholarship away (very highly unlikely)

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

      You have your whole life to do homework.

      The Yanks Game 3 of the 2009 ALDS will only be on live for a few hours.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      You actually have to ask?

      • Salty Buggah

        Yea, I’m kinda struggling in this class. I hate this professor. He doesn’t teach anything and goes on tangents all the time, wasting the class.

    • mustang

      I’m a father of two and I’m going to tell you what i would tell my kids.

      Education is the most important thing in the world…. now get the chips and the Yankees Foam Fingers.

      • Salty Buggah

        Done

    • MikeD

      No chance you’ll be able to ignore the game, so sit back and enjoy it, and plan to start your home work in about three hours or so.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Who brought the guacamole?

    • mustang

      I forgot it is that a problem?

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

        THAT’S BUSH LEAGUE BRO!!!!

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        I wouldn’t listen to the umpire. No way would I leave when I just got there. Anyway, isn’t the party’s host job to have guacamole? What a shitty get together.

        • mustang

          Agree.

          .

    • whozat

      Oh, you guys have to see that shit too? I thought that was a local commercial because I live in california. I didn’t think y’all would have to put up with avocado propaganda back east.

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

        The arms of the Avocado Mafia reach everywhere. They’re like the Black Hand of Fanucci.

      • putt

        whereabouts? I’m in the East Bay.

  • Salty Buggah

    WOW! Fuckin Broncos ST!!!! Now, they jumped offside on a punt attempt on 4th and 2. NE ball again!

  • mustang

    Close this thing and end a great week.

    GO YANKS !!!!

  • DreDog

    Pavano is going down. That is all.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Over/Under on “fisted” calls tonight?

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      16

  • ADam

    Please Please Please beat the is P@$$! A$$ M*&^%#$ F^%$**&…. If there is ever such a thing as payback it can happen tonight…

    6 Strong from Andy with a lead….. game over… pretty easy formula… Lets get it done….

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

    Andre Johnson >>>>>>>>>>>>>> The Cardinals

    • Salty Buggah

      Yea, that was amazing.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    So who else is going to watch the game in a different language or else on mute just to avoid Chip Caray?

  • Mike Nitabach

    So, should I watch the Yanks and stay up until very late (dont have class until 12) or do the homework and watch the highlights later?

    I am a professor, and you have my permission to watch the game!

  • Mike Nitabach

    Oh, and GO YANKEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

      Small request: Please use the reply button. Thanks in advance.

  • Salty Buggah

    Woohoo TD Denver. Tie game. Now lets just not let them score please. I want NE to be sad tomorrow with Bahston already getting swept.

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

    Let’s start this game the right way:

    Three-run leadoff homer from Jeter in the first inning!

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    My g-d can you imagine baseball in Minnesota next October? BRRR!

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

      I’m rooting for the Royals to win the ALC.

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

    Tom Brady just flat out missed Wes Welker there. That throw was Jamarcus Russell-esque.

    • Salty Buggah

      Yea, that had TD written all over it.

  • Salty Buggah

    Cmon Broncos, score a TD now and win it.

  • Frankie

    Nice hair Mauer!

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    That was a nice Yankee Douche hat right there.

  • Salty Buggah

    Woah, Gaffney’s socks are even uglier.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0awG8jw7Ax5xR/610x.jpg Drew

    Demolition Commence Sequence in 5..4..3..2..

  • MikeD

    So how did Pavano have a 4.64 ERA during the regular season for CLE/Minn, but he has a 5.10 ERA for the season? Did he pitch for some other team?

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

    Carl Pavano wearing Torii Hunter’s #48:

    More offensive than Morgan Ensberg/LaTroy Hawkins wearing Paulie’s #21? I say yes. Torii WAS the Twins.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    O-Cab kind of looks like a Geico Caveman who shaved.

  • Dela G

    Let’s go Yankees!

    Pound Pavano!

  • Salty Buggah

    Damnit Orton

  • Yankeefan91 Arod fan

    I say Pavano Pitches 3 innings gives up 5 runs and leaves the game with diarrhea and indigestion.

    • MikeD

      No, he leaves with a sore buttock, two broken ribs, and appointment for TJ surgery.

    • whozat

      …eew. Can’t he just leave with indignant bowel or garrulous toenail or something?

  • Salty Buggah

    Ah damn, dont fail me now Broncos D. No more missed tackles please.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0awG8jw7Ax5xR/610x.jpg Drew

    Oh Johnny, I remember when you were on fiya.

    • Salty Buggah

      Yea, he needs to get it going again.

    • whozat

      I wonder if this skid is going to continue throughout the postseason? It’s basically rendering Jeter useless.

      I mean, JoeG rested him about as much as you CAN rest a guy who’s your regular corner OFer, and he fell apart in the last month of the season. They’d need a 4th OFer better than the other half of Gardbrera to sign Damon as their 100-120 game LFer.

    • The Canadian Yank

      It seems like he is far too pull happy now adays. He has grown quite a fancy for hitting it down the right-field line and it has affected his hitting as a whole.

      Less long-ball, more gap.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Damn that kinda stunk.

  • Frankie

    Wow, this is like 2003 all over again dude.

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

      (thinks for a second)

      No, it’s not.

  • AJ Burnett’s Chin Music ensemble

    hey wanna get a laugh in before the game…chack out these screen shots of the Boston game where TBS had the score wrong…HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Boston Sucks!!!!!!!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/p.....83/detail/

    • MikeD

      I noticed that as it was happening, as I’m sure did many others, but there’s no reason why the score should have changed at all, unless there’s a Red Sox fan at the controls with a twitch finger, hoping, praying for a run.

  • Jackson

    At this point I actually get mad when Chip Caray doesn’t say a ball off the hands was fisted. That was a perfect opportunity.

  • Salty Buggah

    Ah fuck. Almost got lucky there.

    • Salty Buggah

      OH FUCK! NOW THE BRONCOS DID GET LUCKY!

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

        Vonnie Holliday >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Tom Brady

        • Salty Buggah

          Orton Fail

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

            I bet this game ends in a tie. Watch.

  • Pasqua

    There’s no delicate way to put this:

    Eat shit and die, Carl.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    True story, Nick Punto is such a good athlete that he won the silver medal in the Olympic Decathlon at the age of 13

    • Jackson

      also hes a baseball player

  • The Canadian Yank

    Hey,

    First time poster, long time fan/reader. Just adding my hip-hip Jorge to the squad.

    Lets go Yanks, make Pavano earn thay 39.55$

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

      Welcome to the BANGWAGON

      • crapulent aka I said good day sir

        Bandbox Wagon

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      You silly Canadians, with your dollar signs at the end of the digits…

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside
      • crapulent aka I said good day sir

        and their health care and clean cities. Assholes

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

          TAKE OFF, EH, YOU HOSERS

          • crapulent aka I said good day sir

            The McKenzie Brothers FTW

          • The Canadian Yank

            lol. Ottawa isn’t so clean… and that’s our nations capital; however, I live in the maritimes… if you are familiar with the “Trailer Park Boys”, well, it’s kinda like that.

            A lot less public intoxication, however.

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0awG8jw7Ax5xR/610x.jpg Drew

      Hip Hip Jorge, ay?

      • The Canadian Yank

        Haha. It’s actually spelt “eh”…

        Just kidding, eh.

    • mustang

      Welcome

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0awG8jw7Ax5xR/610x.jpg Drew

    I wonder how cold it is in the baggy. AP was just asking the home plate ump if he could blow on his hand.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      68

  • Dela G

    wow andy is getting squeezed there

  • crapulent aka I said good day sir

    I love how the Yankees embrace the whole Evil Empire thing at the Stadium and play the whole Darth Vadar thing on the screen. Don’t care for the Rocky crap because he was the underdog.

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

    Andy’s getting dirty tonight.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Andy didn’t have great command, but he got the job done.

    Does this make him gritty?

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Is Mashmore OK after today?

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

      I don’t think he’s pasty white enough.

  • Salty Buggah

    Nice Andy

    hey Mike, dont you have to turn of the plugin?

  • Salty Buggah

    I hope A-rod somehow gets a lucky HR to make up for the GS he lost thanks to Gomez

  • The Canadian Yank

    Nice Pitch, Carl. Thing you killed an ant hill with that one.

  • Salty Buggah

    Pavano on his game so far. We’ll get to him.

  • crapulent aka I said good day sir

    If the Twins and Rockies somehow wound up in the World Series, it would be weather delayed for 8 months.

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

    I love Matsui but every pitch he takes looks like it punched him in the gut.

  • Dela G

    cmon yanks, the bats have to warm up here

    its carl effing pavano

  • Yankeefan91 Arod fan

    I Hate Pavanoo

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    It must be that swashbuckling goatee…

  • mustang

    Can someone tell me who the hell is this and where was he when he was a Yank?

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

    Applaud while it lasts Minnesota! He’ll break your heart. You’ll see.

    -Milano’d

  • slappy white

    “looks like pavanos on his A game” really chip carey? JACKASS

  • MikeD

    Why are all the notes now centered? Or it is my computer?

    • Yankeefan91 Arod fan

      da same thing with my computer.

    • slappy white

      something has gone goofy

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

      Webmaster FAIL

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Look at all this room in here !!!

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

      It’s like Kramer’s Adopt-a-Highway luxury lanes.

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        We can get so many extra activities done. Like aerobics.

  • danny

    RAB is being weird.

    • mustang

      you too i though i was my computer

      • mustang

        it was..

  • Salty Buggah

    Did the site just get fucked up?

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

      I assume the boys had a tiny glitch while turning off the read/unread comment icon. Give ‘em a minute.

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

        No. I want my burrito now.

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

      Shit, working on it.

  • Mike bk

    this is what happens when pavano pitches well…everything goes haywire.

    • ShuutoHeat

      the fabrics of reality has been shattered

  • Dela G

    hey i am in the center!

  • slappy white

    anyone who says the giants arent going to the super bowl is a fucking idiot….and i know this because i know alot of idiots

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0awG8jw7Ax5xR/610x.jpg Drew

    Hmm. Something looks different, did RAB get a haircut?

    • Dela G

      hahaha IETC

  • http://twitter.com/hopjake Jake H

    Pavano getting all his good pitches out of the way so he can get rocked in one inning.

    • cjc

      everyone keeps saying stuff like this but honestly it didn’t happen once this year he was great when he pitched against us and they look awful right now something about the approach needs to change

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

        Calm down. We got this.

      • MikeD

        CJC, it must have happened many times this year. The dude is carrying a 5.10 ERA. That’s not pretty.

  • Jackson

    We’ve gone plaid

    • Bob Stone

      It’s more like tie-died.

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

    I feel like I’m commenting in Citifield.

  • slappy white

    Fix this shit tommiesmithjohncarlos

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

      I like how people think I’M in charge and shit.

      I’m just a humble man like you. Well, maybe not like you; I have a huge cock. In all other respects, though, I’m just a humble man.

      • slappy white

        hilarious

  • jose

    Carl Pavano making the Yankees look like little leaguers. Guess you can’t predict baseball

    • slappy white

      sterling’d

    • Jackson

      I’ve never really understood that phrase. When I was in little league I ripped baseballs.

      • slappy white

        me too i was a major league hitter…in little league

  • Bob Stone

    RAB is trying to appeal to middle America.

  • Salty Buggah

    FUCK YEAH! BRONCOS WIN! PATRIOTS LOSE! YEEEEEAH! 5-0 BABY!

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    I’m scared!

  • AndrewYF

    Pettitte looks dirty tonight.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0awG8jw7Ax5xR/610x.jpg Drew

    Did Josh Mcdaniels just pull a Ray Lewis?

    • slappy white

      did he kill somebody ?

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Did he rat someone out?

  • Dela G

    amn, andy pettitte is rolling

  • mustang

    Someone forgot to pay the bills?

  • Mouch “Half Man Half Couch”

    With a break in the action I needs RAB’s help here.
    I am down by 8 pts in my fantasy league with one player to go.
    Who would you play. Rickey Williams vs. Jets or Nate Washington vs. Indy.
    Thanks.

    • Mike bk

      Nate has a better shot than Ricky.

      • Mouch “Half Man Half Couch”

        Thanks Mike, yeah I was leaning that way.

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

        I agree. The Jets defense is a beast. Play Nate Washington.

        • Mouch “Half Man Half Couch”

          Will do. Thanks.

  • danny

    haha patriots

  • danny

    boston sports fans having a bad day, huh? :)

    • mustang

      Yes, Sir the day just keeps getting better.

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

        I’m putting all of Bristol, CT on suicide watch.

        • mustang

          You need to.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0awG8jw7Ax5xR/610x.jpg Drew

    lmao at those Ray Lewis replies.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Andy is Dandy so far.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Someone tell Herschel Walker that he’s NOT a football player anymore. He’s a MMA fighter.

  • ShuutoHeat

    …I don’t remember having that many shots, did someone swipe the real RAB and put in this… one?

  • Salty Buggah

    Someone fix this! This is annoying as hell

  • slappy white

    my comments all look so small ….and dumb

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

      … nah, too easy.

  • Frankie

    Pavano smells cold hard cash right now.
    After this game he can go back to being Pavano.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Melky will go deep.

  • Yankeefan91 Arod fan

    ugghhhhhh its getting annoyin the page lookin like dis

  • http://twitter.com/hopjake Jake H

    I think it’s funny that they are going on and on about Pavano and his first pitch strike. 3 of them were hanging off speed pitches. I hope he keeps throwing those for first pitch strikes so they are launched.

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

    I love how the site is all screwy but we just ignore it and plow through that shit. We’re warriors.

    • Dela G

      i haven’t noticed anything because i’m too busy pussytubing

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

        I like the way you think, buddy.

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

      Never give up. Never surrender!

  • Dela G

    lets go yanks!!!

  • Bob Stone

    Swish was a little too eager to walk.

  • Frankie

    Swisha with the 3 ball walk!!!

  • The Canadian Yank

    Swish pulling a Jorge…

    Homer?

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0awG8jw7Ax5xR/610x.jpg Drew

    Swisher, it’s the playoffs. Know the count.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Somebody should swing at the first pitch.

    • whozat

      Like Jeter did?

  • Dela G

    Hey its back!

  • ShuutoHeat

    I hate it when Pavano scrunches his face and you see the ugly nostrils on his ugly schnoz.

    • alittleblackegg

      I’m using the third base camera on mlb.com media player, and watching his smug smirks is even worse.

      • ShuutoHeat

        His nostrils are mini-black holes of fail.

  • MikeD

    Yeah…for RAB being fixed, not for the strikeout.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    BOOO normal

  • Bob Stone

    This is more like the RAB I know and love.

  • Dela G

    damn it swisher

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

    Even when Swisher embarrasses himself, it’s awesome.

  • Salty Buggah

    About time this got fixed. Now the Yanks will break Pavano.

  • slappy white

    back to normal….relatively

  • AndrewYF

    That may have worked had Posada or Matsui been running.

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

    When in doubt, roll it on the turf to first.

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

      That was your solution to the XML error, wasn’t it?

      For the last time, Mike, you cannot drag-bunt your way out of a malformatted cascading style sheet.

  • Yankeefan91 Arod fan

    infield hit.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0awG8jw7Ax5xR/610x.jpg Drew

    Melky in this motherfucker. he don’t fuck around!

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Punto has a hell of an arm.

  • danny

    I FUCKING HATE CARL PAVANO.

    ugh.

    thank you melky.

  • Dela G

    melkman!

  • Yanks21

    I hate Pavano sooo much!

    THis is ridiculous! Make him look like $hit! Like he did when he pitched for us!

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

    Did Melky just outgrit Punto?

    • The Canadian Yank

      Chip Carrey: “mmm… so gritty”

  • The Canadian Yank

    Atta Boy, Melky.

    …shit

  • slappy white

    does chip carey sound a little too impressed with pavano ?

    • ShuutoHeat

      he sounds like he’s got a boner on watching Pavano.

  • Salty Buggah

    At least we got the hit out of the way. Next stop: Runs!

  • Russell NY

    He’s attacking the strike zone. Strike strike strike. We have to change our approach and start slapping at the ball like the Angels do.

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0awG8jw7Ax5xR/610x.jpg Drew

      Ugh…

  • Dela G

    yucky, jeter can’t solve pavano yet

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Dominoes + Crown Royal = Everything you need in life.

    /Don Draper’d

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

      I’m pretty sure “A set of Double Ds” belongs in that equation somewhere.

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        Not according to that commercial. Nope, just sitting around with old dudes and drinking, it will teach you everything you need to know to be successful in corporate life.

      • putt

        and a carton of Lucky Strikes perhaps?

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Didn’t KLaw make fun of “fisting” in his last chat?

    • MikeD

      He did. He started his chat off with a “fisting” reference.

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

      Wouldn’t surprise me. You can’t spell “snark” without “K-L-A-W”.

      (looks around to see if anyone noticed, starts whistling, backs out of room slowly)

  • ansky

    Chip gets wood after every one of Pavano’s first pitch strikes.

  • Salty Buggah

    Umm that was strike 3 ump!

    • Salty Buggah

      Andy still got that shit

  • danny

    so dirty.

    • mustang

      agree

  • The Canadian Yank

    PETTITE AND HIS HIGH CHEESE… LOVE IT!

  • Dela G

    teh cuttah!

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0awG8jw7Ax5xR/610x.jpg Drew

    Great job TBS. Tell us Andy’s never done it before, just don’t tell us what “it” is.

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

      Two chicks at the same time.

      • Tampa Yankee

        Peter: What would you do if you had a million dollars?

        Lawrence: I’ll tell you what I’d do, man: two chicks at the same time, man.

        Peter: That’s it? If you had a million dollars, you’d do two chicks at the same time?

        Lawrence: Damn straight. I always wanted to do that, man. And I think if I were a millionaire I could hook that up, too; ’cause chicks dig dudes with money.

        Peter: Well, not all chicks.

        Lawrence: Well, the type of chicks that’d double up on a dude like me do.

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

        Like Girardi wouldn’t know about that.

      • http://www.myspace.com/bayside Thirty5Thirty6

        No, he has been there, done that, many a time. I’m pretty sure that was the reason Mrs. Pettitte didn’t want Andy to come back to New York.

    • whozat

      I thought they were deliberately-not-talking about the perfect game he’s got going through 9 batters. But no…it was pitching on turf in the postseason. The first I thought was dumb to bring up so early, but at least it made sense that they’d not say what it was.

      Then it turns out they just suck at broadcasting.

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

        TBS: Our companion network KNOWS drama.

  • MikeD

    I think this radar gun is juiced. I think the networks like to show more velocity so they used juiced readings. Both Pettitte and the piece of shit pitching for Minny have been clocked as high as 93, and I doubt either has thrown that hard this year.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      I said that earlier today when Bard threw a 99 mph 2 seamer. I know he throws hard, but come on. And, he topped out at 101? Sure!

      • whozat

        The pitchfx data is agreeing with these numbers. Which means that the pitchfx systems could be juiced at both parks. If it’s consistently higher across the board, for every pitcher…then, yeah, that must be what’s going on. I wonder if it’s a miscalibration, or if it’s at the request of TBS.

    • putt

      My buddy (a Dodgers fan) was saying how Broxton was hitting 101 consistently in his playoff appearances. That sounds a tad inflated…

  • Frankie

    I wonder id Pavano knows a good proctologist in New York. I think I need one …

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0awG8jw7Ax5xR/610x.jpg Drew

      Call the Assman

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    I love seeing XN6 and Wanger in the dugout.

    • Dela G

      where the heck did you get xn6 from?

      lol i love the nickname for the X-man

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

        Xavier
        Nady
        the 6th

        • Dela G

          oh yeah i forgot he was the 6th X-man

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        He’s Xavier Nady VI.

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

          I woulda done it XNVI, SuperBowl-style.

  • The Canadian Yank

    A gritty out by Punto… my god what a baseball player.

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0awG8jw7Ax5xR/610x.jpg Drew

      You know what it is? He’s just a good baseball player.

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

    Andy’s on cruise control.

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

      Just like Bart, Nelson, and Milhouse on their way to the World’s Fair.

      /obscurereference’d

      • slappy white

        youre on a roll my friend(that i really dont know but still consider a friend)

      • putt

        Naked Lunch is a great flick…

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

          I so want one of those talking Al Gore dolls.

  • Dela G

    good job andy

    now lets get this man some runs!

  • charlespoet

    Just watched an awesome game – Broncos sticking to the Patrioits. Broncos own the Pats like the Angels have owned the Yankees.

    • slappy white

      dont say that

    • MikeD

      “Owned, owned”…past tense. We took three of the last four and two of three in Anaheim. I’m sticking to that story until proven otherwise!

    • Bob Stone

      Yanks are 5-5 in season series with LA this year. Meme no longer applies.

      /tsjc’d

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

        That, plus:

        WE.
        WILL.
        NOT.
        BE.
        STOPPED.

        • Bob Stone

          +27

      • crapulent aka I said good day sir

        Like the Sox used to own the Angels. Past tense. It’s a different world my friends.

  • Yanks21

    Damon needs to step it up.. he is sleeping through these playoffs..

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0awG8jw7Ax5xR/610x.jpg Drew

      This is the third game.

    • whozat

      He’s not sleeping through the playoffs. He’s been bad for a month now. I don’t know if it’s a slump or a physical issue, but I do know that JoeG isn’t going to do anything about it, so we’d all better hope that he gets over whatever it is.

  • Yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Pavano 5ks are u serious

  • Salty Buggah

    Dude, Damon needs to get his game back

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Johnny might be playing himself out of a contract offer by the Yankees. He’s been downright awful for over a month now.

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

      Indeed.

      I still say he comes back, though. One year of Johnny is still a lower-risk investment than multiple years of Bay/Holliday.

      • MikeD

        …but it may come down to one year contract offer to Damon or Matsui. I would have went with Damon because he plays the OF, but he’s been a pretty bad OFer this year. If Matsui can return to the OF next year, then they may go with him.

        Of course, we’re only in game three here. If the Yankees keep advancing, Damon could end up being the hero. Baseball is funny that way.

        He’s not looking good now, though, at all.

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

          No, I’m saying that Plan A was still to give both of them one-year renewals. Johnny may be playing himself out of his one year, but the replacements for him in LF are all bad in their own ways.

          Hideki’s one-year probably is fairly unrelated to Johnny’s one-year.

  • Yanks21

    GUYS WAKE UP! END THIS TONIGHT!

  • Russell NY

    Carl Young?

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Alot of those Twins’ backs were LITERALLY against a wall.

  • Russell NY

    That was effin ridiculous that call. High as ever.

  • cjc

    awful call

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Umps love the Yankees.

  • Bob Stone

    That “K” was absurd!

  • Salty Buggah

    Cmon A-rod

  • danny

    BULL.

  • http://twitter.com/hopjake Jake H

    This ump has sucked.

  • Yanks21

    that was tooo high~!.. BULL SHIT CALL!

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0awG8jw7Ax5xR/610x.jpg Drew

    Come on ump. Learn the strikezone.

  • ansky

    Great some more bad home plate umpiring

  • Dela G

    the one good thing is that pavano has a high pitch count

    he can’t keep this up for longer than 6

    • MikeD

      What’s he at? I was just about to go search.

      • Dela G

        54 pitches i believe

        they will get to him this next inning, right?

        • MikeD

          54 is efficient. He could easily go through seven with that pace.

          We will get him.

          • MikeD

            …or eight.

      • Bob Stone

        Only 54

    • Jersey

      54 through 4? That’s pretty damn good.

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

      he can’t keep this up for longer than 6

      Nickel for every time I’ve had that problem…

      • BigBlueAL

        6 hours is pretty damn good….

      • whozat

        I would have…

        ::swiftly does calculations::

        0 Nickels.

    • Brazilian Yankee

      I don’t think he’s thrown many pitches. He has faced 13 batters in 4 innings.

    • Salty Buggah

      Only 54 pitches. He can 8 at this rate but wont.

    • whozat

      54 pitches is a low pitch count. At this rate, 7-8 innings easy.

      It shouldn’t continue at quite this rate, though.

  • Salty Buggah

    We’ll get him. Relax some of you panics

    • danny

      its just bc its carl fucking pavano.

    • MikeD

      It’s not panic. It’s annoyance. We want him bent over the dugout and…

  • Dela G

    this is maddening

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

      Patience, young padawan.

      • Dela G

        yes sir

        i’m going to go get beer, maybe the yanks score while i’m gone

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

      This is Minnie!

  • BigBlueAL

    I just hope we win tonight because i think it is vital to have CC pitch Game 1 of the ALCS to have the option of having him pitch 3 times in the ALCS if necessary.

  • theyankeewarrior

    http://p2p4u.net/

    apparently Cano is a switch hitter now…..?????

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0awG8jw7Ax5xR/610x.jpg Drew

    lol at mlbtr. So the Sox fans want Jose Reyes or HanRam. haha

    • whozat

      It’s cool, they’ll use their amazing farm system to get Hanley and King Felix, and still have enough to populate and amazing bullpen entirely from within and have enviable starting pitching depth.

      And the pieces to make another savvy midseason acquisition of an all-star-caliber player. And still finish 2010 with a top-five farm system.

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siYKRL4I3UA JobaWockeeZ

        Damn it stop reading my head and posting before me ;_;

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siYKRL4I3UA JobaWockeeZ

      They can easily get either of them just for Lars Anderson. That’s how goooood their farm system is.

      Hell one strand of his hair is good enough to land HanRam, Reyes and even Felix if they wanted two. Maybe two strands of hair but that’s pushing it.

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

      I hope they go after Reyes. He should be ready by 2011.

  • p2

    Is this the same pitcher that pitched for the Yanks????!!!! Pavano is a piece of work.

    • Swisha Claus

      This is the pitcher that got signed by the Yanks. not the one who pitched(or didn’t) for them.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    That first pitch wasn’t a strike… Amazing.

  • cjc

    but thats not a strike

  • crapulent aka I said good day sir

    I’m sure the umps are trying to make up for the mistake of one of their own but all that would be resolved (and the instant replay argument)with better umps and maybe eye examinations.

  • donttradecano

    According to ESPN.com, the wind in the dome is -1 mph.

    • Brazilian Yankee

      That’s perfectably reasonable.

      • Joe D.

        Very Reasonable: Because the Metrodome sucks.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Thats from all the heavy breathing Midwesterners.

      • danny

        LMAO

    • Bob Stone

      I can hear that sucking sound all the way from here. Is that because the Twins suck, or is it just the baggie they play in?

    • Jersey

      Apparently Pavano’s dominance has created a wormhole.

  • Yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Pettite looking sharp out there.

  • Yanks21

    your right.. i just get so frustrated when I see Pavano doing well!

    He hurt our team so much with all those little injuries

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0awG8jw7Ax5xR/610x.jpg Drew

      reply FAIL

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0awG8jw7Ax5xR/610x.jpg Drew

    They ate steroids! They ate that shit for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
    /newhaircut’d

    • Stryker

      POWER BARS! HGH!!

  • ansky

    this just in Pavano hurst himself wrapping towel around arm in dugout!

    • ansky
  • Jersey

    Pettitte’s established an even better pace than Pavano. Nice.

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

    George Lopez, Mo’Nique, Chelsea Handler, Jimmy Fallon, and Carson Daly all have their own late night talk shows.

    Mind-bottling.

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/0awG8jw7Ax5xR/610x.jpg Drew

      I love me some Chelsea Handler.

    • crapulent aka I said good day sir

      and still….there’s nothing on.

    • http://www.myspace.com/bayside Thirty5Thirty6

      Look on the bright side, no Chevy Chase.

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        No Magic Johnson.

  • Salty Buggah

    That was strike 3 again…

  • lily-bk

    they’ve faced pavano twice, you would think they have a better idea of what to expect and how to approach him. damon has been slumping the last month in half so theres no help there and other that hr matsui hasnt done anything either.

    i hate to use this as an excuse but is it just me or has the last umpire and tonights umpire sucked! shitty calls

  • Ryan

    WTH, guys. Butt bruise is not the second coming of Nolan Ryan- stop making him look like it.

  • baravelli

    After Game 2, seeing a Yankee pitcher spin 1-2-3 innings is such a pleasure!

  • Jersey

    Andy Pettite FTFW

  • slappy white

    chip sounds so dissapointed when we get someone out…..and hes going on and on about the crowd….go there in june and there are 16000 people there asshole

  • Salty Buggah

    Andy Pettitte: WOAH!

  • danny

    what a freaken BOSS.

  • Rey22

    Pettitte is dealing. Very nice.I like what I see

  • charlespoet

    Who the hell is this pitching for the Yankees? Looks freakin good.

    Yankees are 0-5 in closing out ALDS series. That changes this inning. Yanks plate 3.