So who’s getting the pie?
Nick Fucking Punto…. Terrible job. Terrible
“who’s getting the pie?”
well, that sucks.
How the fuck does anyone walk gomez?
I blame Melky Posada.
I know right! Shades of 2007 ALDS Game 2 with Joba. This time no midges and the game wasn’t tied.
So, not really like 2007.
I ask again, a fucking curveball????????????????????????????
to nick punto, no less
I agree. It doesn’t make sense.
Somebody explain why we didn’t go to Mo one hitter ago…
Girardi is a genius.
If he did that I know half of you will still complain.
Because Phil has been money all fucking year? Just a guess.
Setting up for an exciting walk off!!! I LIKE IT!!!
If I’m not mistaken Yankees’ pitching has allowed 4 walks, 5 hits and 2 HBP with 2 outs tonight. You’re not going to win many games pitching like that.
I said this last game too…it seems like a lot of hits come of Hughes curve since August.
Harris and Punto–the new Papi and Manny.
If they score here, fine, they’re atleast on base via the hit. The fucking walks are infuriating.
now Mariano ?
can it be said enough….Nick. Fucking. Punto.
no one gets pie…we take it in the 8th…
So now Mo comes in.
You gotta go with your best best in that situation. Which was a fastball.
Alright Mo, pretend it’s a save.
Hey, is Nick Punto a small, white baseball player with no ability? Just guessing by the way the guys in the booth are describing him.
fucking a this is incredible
i want to rip my hair out
What the f
That’s fucking it, I’m unlocking the pitchfork and torch shed. I’m going to wait for the fucking assgoblin ump at the doorstep of his home.
His formerly devastating curve generates a lot of contact. Bite doesn’t seem as sharp. You can’t get by forever on a 94mph [fairly straight] fastball.
That’s why he has the 88-90 MPH slider/cutter.
You have no idea what you’re talking about.
Way to close it down Mo…
I guess they decided to just spot the Twins this game, huh?
I DIDN’T FUCKING MEAN IT, BASEBALL GODS!
godamn my fucking 18 month old nephew swings harder than that fucking baseball fucking punto fuck now mo gives one up this fucking sucks man
I am so fucking angry right now.
The Yankees will win a battle of the bullpens.
Sorry, cant agree with you on this one. Yankees bullpen = Fail tonight.
If they comeback and win it means their bullpen was less shitty than the Twins bullpen.
Not today, it seems.
Our best gave up two runs to their 7-8-9-1 hitters.
um, nobody? this is fucking terrible. WHy the FUcK didn’t girardi bring mo in there????????????? FFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKK. I’m gonna kill something/someone. dumbest fucking manager alive. this game is fuckin over. we’re not scoring off joe nathan
Mo fucked the next batter up. Just saved him a few pitches
None of Girardi’s bullpen decisions thus far have been wrong. None of them. I fully support every single decision and non-decision he’s made to this point.
Phil Hughes and Mariano Rivera are excellent pitchers, and they gave up a couple of runs. It happens.
Joe Girardi did not make them give up those runs.
actually, joe girardi threatened to rape mo and hughes if they didn’t give up those runs.
For your sake, I hope your joking.
heh. I’m sure you bitched when Mo gave up a hit too.
cmon mo, just pretend this is a save please
this is incredible
And panic sets in at Yankee stadium as fans start to see another early exit from the once again heavily favored Yankees.
lol.. yepp. Game over after 7.5 and no way we can win in the baggy.
bit premature much?
Welcome to baseball… Anything can happen in a 5 game series.
Maybe the problem is “analysts” heavily favoring anyone over 5 games… You think? Maybe?
You just let up 2, 2 out runs to Gomez, Harris, Punto and Spann… FUCKING TERRIBLE
Cant wait for this joke of a playoff team to get their asses handed to them in Fenway
i’m confused by this comment quite a bit
So… you’re rooting for us to win the series?
You eat pieces of shit for breakfast?
two words Joe Nathan, so we have till someone gets on before we see Joe Nathan
Oh, fuckkkkk you mo. get a fuckin out you dumb shit
Was that necessary? Damn.
yea its fucking necessary. there is no fucking way you’re a yankees fan. you don’t even care when they’re fuckin losing
I don’t fall off a cliff when the best team in baseball is down by a mere 2 runs. You know like uhm..YESTERDAY?
Oh excuse me, 2 days ago. BUT NOOOO THEY LSOE THEY FUCKING SUCK LETS CUSS TEH PLAYUERS LOLOLOLOL MO U FUCKIGN SUCK PEEN!!!
This is a place for grown-ups. You must be new here.
You think you’re “caring” when we’re losing, and your “caring” is actually just screaming and pulling out hair and blaming people for doing the wrong thing when they’re not doing the wrong thing at all.
You have no idea what you’re talking about. You’re embarrassing yourself.
If you were next to me I’d hit you. Blasphemy.
Hey Charlie, maybe you wanna stop talking for a while, you know? Sit the next few plays out.
Can I borrow your shiv?
nah, i’m content taking my anger out on this keyboard
I bet you are.
You do it poorly. You should consider stopping.
Why must we be punished for your immaturity?
how the fuck are you being punished?
Because I have to listen to you whine and complain and say painfully dumb shit.
All of a sudden Harris is a gold glove silver slugger.
Still, if any thread deserved a mistaken comment it’s this one.
Jorgie gets the pie. He doesn’t just hope we win this game, he’s going to fist it out of here.
Pinch hit for Melky when he’s up?
Nathan pitching 2 innings?
alright magic time, tie it and win in the ninth
thank god they got out of that
can we please get some runs?
i don’t want to have to rally against joe nathan in the 9th
with an off day tomorrow he should be in during the 8th if not starting it.
Guerrier is good as well.
we’re winning this game
OK, guys tie it up.
So let’s say Posada gets on to start the inning. Do you pinch run Gardner for him and put in Cervelli for the rest of the game?
problem is ur down 2 not 1.
Understandable, but Gardner could run himself into scoring position and score on a single. But I worry about Cervelli calling pitches against Mauer.
Not down two, maybe if he was the tying or winning run.
Nevermind that argument.
I’m still confident
you really shouldn’t be
No? The best team in baseball also happens to have the most come from behind wins. I think they can come back.
well they better do it fast. i doubt they score 2 off joe nathan
You shouldn’t be dispensing advice on who should and shouldn’t be confident, since you’ve already shown a shocking lack of both perspective and baseball acumen.
Yea the pen doesn’t matter
REMEMBER THE PLAYOFF DON’T REALLY START TILL SOMEONE LOSES A HOME GAME.
So If and I say If we go to Minn 1-1 I see a very pumped Yankee Team with a blowout come 12-3 yanks game 3
Hrm. No midges to blame it on this time.
Once again, just want to make it clear that we have PLENTY of offense and don’t need to have our best players going for 9 innings.
you mean the best player who’s 0-2 tonight with a K?
I mean the best player who isn’t Jose Ihaveajobbecausei’msogoodwiththepitchersbutajburnettjustwalked5guysandwouldhavegottendestroyedifthestrikezonewasn’toutoffuckingcontrolandwhydidijustcall8000straightfastballsohshitletsgroveonetobrendanfuckingharris Molina
A-rod’s going to win this one for us.
CLEARLY this is Posada’s fault. Can’t call a fucking game to save his life.
Take cover…the trolls are out in full force!
When we win #27, I say they cant celebrate. I’m keeping names of the complainer.
I’ll help you compile the list.
a-rod walkoff 2-run double
after a jorge hr
tough to walk off in the 8th.
actually nvm that’s impossible. still going w/ the a-rod walkoff “single” to the gap in RC
It ain’t happnenin brotha
Still we play well in the garbage bag so im not going nuts yet
This is not over
Why is everyone crying that they didnt bring in Mo. It was Nick fucking Punto. I think Hughes 9/10 times can handle that.
It was just one putz, complaining
Holy Mo. As soon as we go down all the trolls come around.
that was way out of the zone
so that’s a strike for minny, but wasnt for hughes.
atta boy Jorgie.
keep bitchin about not playing… awful AB
Great call ump. Another great fucking call.
one thing most of the panic stricken have forgotten is that the Yankees, unlike the Red Sox, play well away from home.
Now the fun begins.
how did he make that play
new least favorite player
At what point did Brendan Harris sell his soul to Satan?
Brendan Fucking Harris.
can we get a motherfucking break?
its all about TV ratings and TBS wants a yankee game 4 and 5 so MLB has the UMP making sure of it
Best reasoning I’ve heard. Dead serious.
kinda reminds me of the NBA the way the calls behind the plate have gone .
ever notice a NBA team can be 29 – 51
but be 20 and 20 at home
you can’t out play the UMPS or Refs
THE TWINS CLEARLY WANT THIS GAME MORE THAN THE YANKS.
STEREOTYPES ARE A REAL TIME-SAVER.
This really is Brendan Harris’ game, isn’t it? Damn.
brendan harris is just living in the twilight zone right now wtf is going on here
I’m not scared of Joe Nathan.
Brendan Harris is starting worry me, though.
1 run? This is ridiculous
Twins lucked out with that Tolbert injury. Harris is good tonight.
cmon johnny, please get on base for tex
Did someone say trolls?
O hasn’t done anything tonight. Pretty pathetic. Still some time but Nathan is going to be tough.
Girardi should consider hitting Swisher second instead of Damon.
Doubt that helps Damon snap out of it, though.
The team can’t afford an automatic out hitting in between Jeter and Tex, especially with Tex struggling.
You have a point.
how the hell was that a strike??
revised prediction: cano walkoff
This ump is terrible.
this is just fucking ridiculous beat by nic punto and all world brendan harris not to mention a huge strike zone up and away
Twins bullpen sucks.
this umpire has easily had one of the worst strike zones I’ve ever seen in my life….you want to throw a strike? Throw a ball.
um remember Eric Gregg in Game 7 – Marlins v Indians. He was giving strikes in the middle of the outside batters box.
Merriweather sucks tonight no doubt, but seriously, what is MLB or the umpire’s union going to do about it….
Yep, give that man a raise and a gold star. There are less than 6 good umpires in MLB. The rest, just suck.
PitchTrax just said strike two was in the same spot as ball one.
Merriweather = EPIC FAILURE
Nah, he’s TOTALLY established that he’ll call that a strike.
The announcers said so.
they have to fucking swing at everything with this strike zone.
Nope, Yanks aren’t winning this one.
You can’t when umpires change the zone and the rules for teams.
While I would like to say I agree, don’t blame the umpires. Yankees have hit for shit tonight, chasing bad pitches. Burnett was a yo-yo and WALKS to the wrong hitters and bad pitch calling killed them.
This one is on the Yanks not the umpire.
The Twins are just living the dream.
I say this game is over, Nathan in the 9th…..
Dude, Damon needs to start hitting again. It’s been a long time slumping now.
Merriweather has money on the Twins. That’s the only possible explanation.
Chuck Meriwether makes Laz Diaz, C.B. Bucknor & Angel Hernandez look like the trinity of umpiring excellence.
Pathetic AB #22 on the night
I hate how in the playoffs this team NEVER blows out the pitcher they’re supposed to blow out!…i mean come on at no point should the words “Blackburn has not allowed a hit” been used in this fucking game!
7-2 isn’t quite a blowout, but it’s about all you can expect. So, this team has failed to meet expectations offensively once. Of course, in crazy yankees fan land, once=always
If the Twins had a #2 starter that “should be blown out” they wouldn’t be in the playoffs.
This sucks big time but don’t forget, we’re playing one of the best teams in the league. This is the playoffs.
No, that should not be an excuse. Phil Hughes choked and the Yankees lost.
They aren’t going to win 11 straight postseason games.
Eh, we might.
They were the best home team in the Majors. THey played at home against a mediocre pitcher at best. THey should have won.
The game is not over yet.
I know, I know. Save that comment for when this one is finished, if we lose. =]
Are you telling me that, or was I telling you that?
Someone needs to get in your head and explain, baseball is not over after 8 innings.
the twins are not a good team, and that’s a really stupid ass excuse
Nathan is 0-3 against the Yanks and has a 4+ ERA. Please, this game is not over.
second that….see u when they win this thing
sss, plus the yanks can’t come back in the ninth every time. i hate to say that i doubt we win this one
Clearly you love to say it.
It’s his career. Going by your method we cannot judge any closer against any team ever.
As someone mentioned before, this team has 36 come from behind victories, including a weekend full of them over the Twins earlier this season.
Pessimists, pump the brakes. Tex, A-Rod and Matsui are due up to start the ninth. If the Yankees can hold the Twins to this two-run lead, I like their chances in the bottom of the ninth.
Not against Nathan, I’m sorry. He’s been every bit as good as Mo over the course of his career. If we gave Mo a 3-1 lead, I’d have total confidence, so I can’t say anything different for Nathan.
You remember when Ichiro beat Mo with that two run homer a few weeks ago?
Or the time one of the Yankee walk offs came form Nathan?
IIRC, he had worked 3 days in a row, which isn’t the case tonight.
we will see
Sure. But, can we please dispense with the notion that “we have enough offense to carry Molina” or that “AJ pitches better to Molina”?
AJ walked 5 and hit two with his “personal catcher”, Melky isn’t that good a hitter and is slumping, Damon is slumping, and the team managed to not get many hits off of the most hittable pitcher in the bigs. Having Posada in the 6 hole could only have helped and really, couldn’t have made AJ much worse.
But, can we please dispense with the notion that “we have enough offense to carry Molina”
But they do.
They didn’t show it tonight.
Right not tonight. But on most nights they will.
“But, can we please dispense with the notion that “we have enough offense to carry Molina” or that “AJ pitches better to Molina”?”
No, we can’t.
Against Nathan: Teixeira (6 for 10, 1 HR), ARod (4 for 9), Matsui (2 for 5)
This umpire suck, the strikezone sucks, yadda yadda yadda. The Twins are dealing with the same umpiring crew. The Twins are bringing it and the Yanks have to match the intensity. If they do that they win the series in Minny.
This has nothing to do with “intensity”. Nothing. Both teams are equally intense.
This is nothing but a mixture of talent and vagary.
You’d have a good point if the same umpiring crew was calling the same way for both teams.
the yanks clearly aren’t trying as hard as the twins, b/c we can totally see that watching a game of baseball
Prediction: The Yanks are going to Chase Wright-ed Joe Nathan in the ninth.
very good strike out for mo
Oh, Mo, blessed be thy cutter.
This HP umpire is a damn joke. IF he is going to make those calls then make them for both teams you fucking prick!
Brett tying run?
depends on who’s in front of him
runs for godzilla
i seriously wish that denard span hadn’t gotten that hit
Law of Averages; Twins now realize that the Yanks are beatable. Twins will reel off 2 straight wins.
5th game… who knows.
So if I flip a coin and it lands heads three times in a row, am I going to get tails the next three flips? LAW OF AVERAGES.
Yes. Try it. It’ll happen.
:: facepalm ::
A baseball game is not a random, single coin-flip. The Law of Averages is too blunt for something this complex.
The Law of Averages isn’t even logically valid. It’s bullshit “common sense” reasoning.
Another 2-out baserunner…this is just amazing.
Prediction: The Yankees are going to have an Aaron Boone like moment in extra-innings.
holy shit this game really sucked
Something or someone has really sucked and it rhymes with Barley.
Close, it also rhymes with Marley!
sucked? past tense? as far as i know, it’s still going on
i meant has sucked
*this game [has] really sucked [thus far]”
I love how Mo’s thrown a ton of pitches in what’s gonna be a losing effort. Great job Joe G !
Reggie: Think before you type.
I am so confused. Some people wanted Mo in one batter earlier, some people want him out of the game now. When is the right time to have Mo pitch?
Off-day tomorrow. We gotta keep this one close. I wouldn’t want anybody else in there to keep it close.
Joe G made one debatable mistake this game. Starting Molina. Every other move has made perfect sense. Mariano has thrown a bunch o’ pitches and has the day off tomorrow. Big effin deal.
Mo doing his best to ice Nathan by not recording the final out just yet
hey mike can you start another thread for good luck?
If Tex gets on, I say we win. But he better get on.
There you go, Nick!
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