• Jose

    Mike, why is your pick for Manager of the Year Gardenhire?

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

      OH SHIT HE CALLED YOU OUT

      • PinstripesForeverDougie

        It’s on!!

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

      I can’t give it to Girardi because of the team he has. I could win 100 games with that roster.

      Who else is there?

      Leyland? No.
      Scioscia? In that division, no.
      Washington? Meh.

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

        I can’t give it to Girardi because of the team he has.

        That’s patently false. The criterion for Manager of the Year does not begin by stating “Please remove from consideration any manager who has a really talented team, as only managers who are financially outgunned can possibly be considered to have done a good job.”

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

          It’s my opinion, how can it be false?

          • Moshe Mandel

            Whoaaa, Lombardi alert. Not saying you are wrong, but opinions based on faulty data can be false.

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

            Your opinion is not in line with the stated criterion of the award.

            Saying that Girardi can’t win the Manager of the Year because he has a talented team is like saying that ARod can’t win the MVP because he’s really good at baseball. You are entitled to your opinion, but your opinion makes you a poor judge of who has most earned the award because you are unilaterally and arbitrarily removing worthy candidates from consideration, against the stated guidelines given to you as a voter.

      • PinstripesForeverDougie

        It’s going to be Scioscia, though. Everyone will be voting for him just because of all the sympathy for overcoming the death of Adenheart. Which I think is unfair to the real manager of the year- Girardi.

      • Moshe Mandel

        Eh, I think most of us had this roster in the 96-98 win range. 103 is something else entirely.

      • Dela G

        I could win 100 games with that roster.

        completely disagree

        Ron Washington is a complete moron of a manager. I have watched him botch plenty of games with his terrible lineups and questionable bullpen strategy. His team has won in spite of him, not really because of him. THe only good thing he’s done was to let andrus play, but that’s because the GM said so.

        He would not win 100 games with this roster, i really think he is worth negaltive games

        • PinstripesForeverDougie

          We all know good OL’ Torre wouldn’t have won with this roster. Who know how devestated our bullpen and our lineup would have been with Torre managing.

      • Jose

        Yankees Pythagorean W-L: 95-67
        Yankees Actual: 103-59
        Yankees SH: 31

        Twins Pythagorean W-L: 86-76
        Twins Actual: 86-76
        Twins SH: 50

        Girardi has led this team 8 games above their Pythagorean expectations, while Gardenhire is even with the expectations. While hardly a tell-all statistic, isn’t it possible that some of this difference is based on Girardi’s managing? In addition, Girardi gives up outs with a much lower frequency.

        • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

          He beat the pythag last year as well. Just by 2 games, but that’s 2 years straight.

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

        That Yankee roster looks as good as it does because so many guys gave you good seasons, and not just the big name FA signings. Robertson, Gardner, Melky, Cano, Swisher, Hughes, Aceves and Cervelli all were pleasant surprises this year.

        Some credit has to go to Girardi and his Coaches for getting as much out of his support guys as they did, and that can be the difference between a team that wins in the mid-90s and a team that wins 100+.

        Also, Torre had star-studded teams that were below .500 in June. The Mets had the highest payroll in the NL and lost over 90 games. Lets not act like its automatic.

  • Dela G

    everyone bunt for the next 7 innings please?

    • Accent Shallow

      Ramon Santiago is happy to oblige.

    • Dela G

      wow… i was kidding tigers…

  • PinstripesForeverDougie

    Who else laughs at the Tiger cap with the orange D instead of the classic white one? I have always found the orange one tacky and far more childish than the other one.

    • Pete

      Yeah, you’re so right, P.F.Doug! Those alternate caps are pretty ugly!

  • Arman Tamzarian

    I know I’m late, but was Cabrera taunting the overweight kid already touched on?

    • Accent Shallow

      Unsure, but it’s pretty hilarious.

      • Arman Tamzarian

        Not quite sure what he was going for this weekend, but he seemed to have a goal in mind

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

    The mom in those rollover minutes commercial is a total MILF.

    • PinstripesForeverDougie

      Yeah, I guess so.

    • Tank the Frank

      Whaaaaaat?

    • http://twitter.com/JamalG_BB Jamal G.

      You disgust me.

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

      Well, at least Punto knows how to walk.

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

    You fail Cuddyer, you fail. Well placed bunt, though.

  • ansky

    I’d tread lightly on the Cabrera taunts. It might be too soon LOL.

    • Tom Zig

      So wearing a wife beater with the #24 on the back and “Detroit” on the front, would be out of line?

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

    Santiago with the DIVE!

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/melky-cabrera-317x400.jpg Drew

    Nice dive

  • Marcus

    Votes for all the awards (MVP, Coach of the year, etc.) are due from the writers on the last day of the season, right? So, if there is an extra game, a la Twins vs Tigers, do the writers get an extra day (or two days in this case)?

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

      Yeah, I think so. I’m sure some buffoons will give Porcello the ROY based on this game.

      • Accent Shallow

        He’s got a decent claim. Third starter all year, 20 years old, 14 wins.

  • Dela G

    ruh-roh…

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

    Minnesota might be in trouble here.

  • Raf

    i think losing the game with Nathan pitching could be one of the worst ways for the Twins fans.

  • Accent Shallow

    Ok, how is Nathan going to get out of this one?

    Because we need a lot more scoreless innings.

  • Dela G

    Yeah, he really lost some velocity on the fastball darling…

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

    Yo, Polanco just got fucked up.

    • Pete

      But he’s better than Cano!!

      / NESPN Radio earlier’d

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

        Was that a caller, or a host that said that crazy bullshit?

        • PinstripesForeverDougie

          Yeah, Accent Shallow reported earlier:

          A gem from ESPN radio:

          (after relatively effusive praise of Nick Punto)

          ” . . . if you asked Gardenhire if he’d rather have Punto or Robinson Cano . . . (dramatic pause) . . . he’d take Cano, but it is what it is.”

          SO, yes TSJC… NESPN fully believes that crazy bullshit!!

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

            [ facepalm ]

          • Accent Shallow

            I may have been a little unclear. The impression I got was that while they were praising Punto for “doing the little things” like baserunning, defense, moving the runner over, they still recognized Cano as the superior player. They just wanted to make the point that Punto isn’t as bad as his punchless .220 average.

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

              Actually, I could agree with that.

              Punto sucks as a ballplayer, but he does at least have some value. I don’t want Nick Punto starting as my second baseman, but I’d rather start Nick Punto than, say, Angel Berroa.

  • ShuutoHeat

    I know we’re all crossing our fingers and hoping for an extra innings game that is going to extend into the 23rd inning, with both teams putting in their bench players to pitch.

  • Dela G

    BIG K NATHAN!!

    DOUBLE PLAY PLEASE?

  • Pete

    One down…..

  • Raf

    holy smokes that was a good pitch.

  • ansky

    I hope the Twins come back because Nathan is really emptying the tank here…..WOW gift call from the ump.

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    A ball, but I’ll take it!

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

    Nathan got a gift.

    • Sam P.

      No! Darling said it broke over the corner, as the pitch trax showed otherwise … haha

  • ansky

    Home plate ump wants the game to remain tied…undercover Yankee fan.

    • Pete

      What’s the officer, problem?

      /Randy Marsh’d

      P.S. Am I the only excited about the big South Park Premiere tommorow night?

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

      He’s like the ref in the Buffalo Wild Wings commercial.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/melky-cabrera-317x400.jpg Drew

    Umpires are such tools. All fucking day it’s a small zone. Now, at the most crucial point in the game, Marsh expands the zone like that.

  • Dela G

    boy this will be a tough out to get here

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

    Tying run on third, season on the line, Nathan vs. Mags and Miggy … it gets no better.

  • Dela G

    HOLY SHIT A DOUBLE PLAY!!

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

    Wowowowowowowowowow.

    Wow.

  • Tank the Frank

    FUCKING EPIC!!

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    No way! That was crazy!

  • Jackson

    Fist pumps all around.

  • Arman Tamzarian

    Holy shit

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

    Good job, now keep this tie for 20-30 innings.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Amazing inning there.

  • Tank the Frank

    Bush league fist pump by Nathan. Have some respect for the game bro…

  • Mike bk

    holy crap…o-cab does it again.

    • Spaceman.Spiff

      Lol, I probably would’ve mailed the throw into the stands from the pressure and the excitement of the moment.

      • For Lack of a More Creative Name.. Alex

        Haha I actually did that last year playing short against my school’s biggest rival. Holy shit that felt terrible.

  • Pete

    Dead cats right there. Game changing play, it’s going to be the Twins

    • PinstripesForeverDougie

      Yup, it would seem so RAB Universe….

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/melky-cabrera-317x400.jpg Drew

    Fist pumps all around

    • Tank the Frank

      I’m sure Aubrey Huff will have a thing or two to say about that.

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    So excited for George Lopez commercials for the rest of October with Bon Jovi for desert.

    • PinstripesForeverDougie

      {Tilts head} REALLLLY?!?

      / Kyle’d

      • Tank the Frank

        Who had the most to gain from 9/11? KYLE!!

        Who was nowhere to be found when the towers fell? KYLE!!!!

        Who crapped in the urinal? KYLE!

    • Accent Shallow

      George Lopez is the funniest man in the universe compared to Frank Caliendo and Dane Cook.

      No way could he possibly be that grating.

      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/melky-cabrera-317x400.jpg Drew

        Dane Cook’s standup is some funny shit.

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

          Somebody likes Dane Cook?

          I didn’t know that such a person actually existed. I thought the whole world had agreed that he blows chunks.

        • Tank the Frank

          I hate him. But his bit about crying when coming home from work and then he talks to his dad was pretty funny.

          Oh what’d you have a bad day? I was in Korea. Let’s end this little teaparty.

        • JMK aka The Overshare

          Dane Cook prances around and acts spontaneously even though the whole thing is scripted. He’s a turd.

          • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/melky-cabrera-317x400.jpg Drew

            Yeah but most standup guys do that.

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

        I agree.

        George Lopez is like a manual stapler to the temple. Sounds bad, but if I tell you your other options are a nailgun to the forehead or a spiked bat to the balls, that stapler starts to sound pretty good…

  • Dela G

    strike zone is widening i see…

    • Dela G

      i mean shrinking

  • Raf

    Mauer is going to end this game. it just feels like a storybook kinda ending coming up

  • will

    Ex-tra In-nings *clap-clap clap-clap-clap

    • Tseng

      +1. Ideally this thing goes until sometime tomorrow afternoon.

      • Tank the Frank

        Yeah, whoever wins I’d like to see them land in New York at abooooout 5:00am. 5:30.

  • Accent Shallow

    Nick Punto has been killing it. That single after the long at-bat, and then a leadoff walk after another long at-bat.

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

    That’s the beginning of the end, right there. Walking Punto is inexcusable.

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

    Yes, the miracle to score one run off the Tigers bullpen. *rolls eyes*

    Regardless, I still want extras.

  • JGS

    I mean, I get that Rodney only has one blown save this year, but he has a 4.33 ERA and 1.431 WHIP–that’s not really “electrifying”

    • Dela G

      he throws 99, but its hard to control his 99. He’s like a better version of brandon league

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/melky-cabrera-317x400.jpg Drew

    Jimmy L’s sticking to his guns.

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    And you guys would rather have Cano over Punto? Did you see that AB? His discipline makes up for his lack of any notable talent!

  • hal

    that was such a horrible read by Granderson

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/melky-cabrera-317x400.jpg Drew

    O-Cab with a shot to win it. I’d be shittin bricks if I was a Tiger fan.

  • Moshe Mandel

    Cabrera needs to come through. If he does not, Mauer gets walked, and Gomez is up with two outs.

    • Moshe Mandel

      Ugh. Like I said.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    No sac bunt complaints?

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/melky-cabrera-317x400.jpg Drew

    Holy shit Inge.

  • JGS

    yea Inge!

  • Dela G

    WOOOOOOWOWOWWOWOOWWOOW

    RAAAAANGE

  • Raf

    !!!!!!!!!
    seriously, this is getting nutty.

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

    What a play. Season saver.

  • For Lack of a More Creative Name.. Alex

    Wow Inge!

  • ARX

    Thats right, preserve the tie….cmon 18 innings.

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Did Cabrera do an airplane-like maneuver? Shit looked ridiculous.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Mauerrrrrrrrrrr

  • Mike bk

    and that is why inge can hit 190 the 2nd half and still play every day.

  • Accent Shallow

    When defensive replacements go wrong: Joe Mauer walked so Rodney can face Carlos Gomez.

    • Mike bk

      what are the chances we some crazy crap like that with Freddy?

      • Accent Shallow

        It may be an issue, but I’m hoping he’s only used as a pinch runner. Of course, we could see that if Matsui singles in the 7th down 2.

      • Guest

        If we make it to the World Series, pretty freakin’ high. That’s what Hinske is for.

  • yankeegirl49

    Come on, get this out…we want extras!

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/melky-cabrera-317x400.jpg Drew

    Mauer could have gone outside and hit that intentional bb pitch, Miggy-Cabs style.

  • Dela G

    rodney… thank you for extras

  • Accent Shallow

    Extra innings! May there be many more!

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Carlos Gomez For The Fail!

  • ARX

    Extra Extra.

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

    This is what you got for Johan Santana, Bill Smith. Let’s see if he comes through.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    This is why the Twins traded Santana to the Mets, c’mon Gomez!

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      ….

  • Longo

    Yeah extras!

  • Tank the Frank

    Way to be Carlos! Well worth a Johan Santana.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      The Mets, even if they made the playoffs with Santana, would likely have Mr. Met pitching Game 2. But yeah, the Twins were fleeced in that deal.

  • Charlie

    really though, how the fuck could that happen?? he has carlos gomez, he of the 621 OPS hitting in front of michael cuddyer, who has been great this year?

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/melky-cabrera-317x400.jpg Drew

      Missed the game have we?

      • Charlie

        yea, i’ve been studying. i see now that he didn’t start there

    • Moshe Mandel

      ? Gomez came in as a defensive replacement.

      • Chris

        When the Twins had a lead.

        Too bad he’s not like 30 feet tall. That could have saved the lead.

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Plavix Dad’s daughter is pretty cute. Her and Rollover Minutes Mom together? Hot.

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

      I like the girl who receives the chili in the new Wendy’s 40th anniversary specials commercial. I’d give her something meaty in her drivethrough window.

      /nasty’d

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        The redhead with that creeper “Uncle Dave”?

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

          No.

          I looked for it online, but I can’t find the spot.

          • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/melky-cabrera-317x400.jpg Drew

            No.

            I looked for it online, but I can’t find the spot.

            Keep at it, kid. You’ll hit it eventually.

    • Tank the Frank

      What about the Lindsey Lohan lookalike in the Just For Men commercials?

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        Haven’t seen it. I do, however, think Emmitt Smith is just about the funniest/stupidest man in sports.

  • Tank the Frank

    I’ll never forget the game where Shaq called him out on his atrocious suits.

  • Eirias

    Thou asked for extras? I deliver!

  • HEY YANKEE FANS,

    whatever happens, we’ve seen mauer’s last chance to hit for tonight at least

  • Dela G

    the OC has 25 ERRORS!!??!!! And people say jeter sucks at defense

    • ShuutoHeat

      seriously… please…more innings

  • JGS

    why don’t they go to unused starters at this point?

    • Dela G

      agreed

      this is a do or die game here

    • HEY YANKEE FANS,

      jim leyland; ron gardenhire

  • Mike bk

    what a pansy…stay in there and hit.

  • crapulent aka I said good day sir

    Boys, your planes to New York just left. And you were not on it. PLAY BALL!

  • Moshe Mandel

    I feel like I have been watching this forever, yet we have not even reached Yankees- Red Sox territory. I forgot how tense playoff baseball makes me, I’m barely going to be able to watch tomorrow.

    • Tom Zig

      Imagine a Yankee-Red Sox game 163 in the modern day. Shit would go 6 hours

  • Dela G

    damn, crain has some BIG TIME GAS in that arm

  • crapulent aka I said good day sir

    Yankees, go to bed. It doesn’t matter who you play. It matters that you get some sleep. Sincerely, Brian Cashman.

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Ichabod has good stuff.

  • Marcus

    It’s amazing that Inge has 27 HRs and Granderson has 30, yet they both OPS in the .700s (on different ends of that range, but still…)

  • Dela G

    oh shit

    fucking A tigers

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/melky-cabrera-317x400.jpg Drew

    Oh snap!

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Tigers take the lead.

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

    Oh boy.

    • Dela G

      too bad the MVP has already bat, eh?

      cuddyer, young, harris… not really fear inducing

    • scooter

      Rodney threw 7 pitches in the 9th. Big question – will he lose something off the FB in the 10th?

      Would be interesting to look at Rodney’s #’s in his 2nd inning of work

  • HEY YANKEE FANS,

    noooooooooooooo

  • Accent Shallow

    Let’s see if Rodney can hold it down.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Boooo!

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Oh shit, they’re going to riot and burn Detroit to the ground if that run holds. They may want to consider adding salt.

  • Mike bk

    VCU!!!!

  • Tom Zig

    Ok Twins, rally time

  • Jackson

    I kind of have a feeling Cuddyer is going to lead off with a bomb

    • Jackson

      Close enough

  • hal

    can’t wait for Friday…..Molina vs, Verlander

    • Tom Zig

      Molina should not be allowed to swing…unless it’s a hanging breaking ball

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        Unless they literally throw a beach ball.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Nice choke job by the ump….

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/melky-cabrera-317x400.jpg Drew

      what?

      • Johan Iz My Brohan

        actually it wouldn’t matter since Inge hit a double, but his second pitch was a ball in the zone called for a strike.

  • Tank the Frank

    Rodney will give it up.

  • HEY YANKEE FANS,

    come on twins please score i seriously want to see verlander pitch

  • Dela G

    DONT SWING AT RODNEY’S STUFF

    He has ZERO control of where the ball is going

  • Mike bk

    well cuddyer and young have been as hot as anyone lately.

  • ARX

    wtf did you swing at that for…

  • Dela G

    FUCK YEAH!!

    A TRIPLE!!!

  • ARX

    HOLY SHIT

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Haha, you must be kidding me!

  • Accent Shallow

    So, Mike:

    Who in the system has a chance to turn into Rodney?

    i.e. Flamethrowing closer with shaky command

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

      Bruney?

      He basically IS Rodney already.

    • Chip

      Romulo Sanchez?

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

      Kevin Whelan comes to mind.

  • Arman Tamzarian

    How?

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/melky-cabrera-317x400.jpg Drew

    Okay kids. That is how not to play defense.

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

    Leadoff triple.

    This game is no longer boring. Wow!

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

    Holy fucking shit.

    I love baseball.

    • Tom Zig

      im so mad that im in class right now

    • RichYF

      Your opinion is wrong.

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

      Yes!

      I got so damn pumped watching him go for third.

  • Lanny

    Good D Det.

    Neither wants to win this game.

  • AndrewYF

    Oh my god, these teams are trying to outsuck themselves.

    What a terrible, wonderful game.

  • JGS

    rule one of little league outfield–NEVER let the ball get by you

  • Mike bk

    what a retarded dive.

  • Accent Shallow

    Rayburn: the perils of being gritty.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      That would have never happened if he were balding.

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

      That.

      I bet you Detroit would love to have some cadillac’ing, Mr. Cool, plays the game the wrong way B.J. Upton out there right now.

  • cjc

    awful

  • Dela G

    UGH!!!

    seriously you buffoons, let him try and throw 3 straight strikes

  • crapulent aka I said good day sir

    They want to play until tomorrow afternoon just to screw the Yankees.

  • Mike bk

    that was uglier than Abreu approaching a wall.

    • JGS

      ietc

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Go Twins!

  • AndrewYF

    And Young outsucks himself.

    This is great.

  • Arman Tamzarian

    and how do you not get that run in?

  • Charlie

    wow, the twins reek of grit. dare i say they have almost as much as a certain northeast team that wears a certain color of socks

    • Tank the Frank

      No you may not.

      The Red Sox invented grit. They also invented grits.

    • nathan

      ARod cant hit like that…

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

    Awful Delmon. Just terrible.

    • AndrewYF

      Bill Smith might be one of the worst GMs of the decade.

      • Accent Shallow

        Both him and Gomez are young enough to still turn it around.

  • scooter

    Young failed in a major way (but not as much as Raburn in left)

    Gotta be more selective there.

  • Chip

    I hope this game ends up going 18 innings. Just wear out those bullpens and we can pick off the winner :)

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/melky-cabrera-317x400.jpg Drew

    sac fly plz

  • cjc

    let rodney hang himself he is way overthrowing

    • Phranchise

      what does cjc stand for? curious cause those r my initials

  • Mike bk

    i can smell it now…walk, DP.

  • ARX

    ugh….I hope this isnt the prelude to a game ending DP

  • crapulent aka I said good day sir

    Here comes the walkoff.

  • Jackson

    Setting up the double play, genius move Rodney

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

    No DP, no DP, no DP…

  • AndrewYF

    Gardenhire will unsuccessfully try a squeeze play.

  • scooter

    I’d bet Rodney doesn’t have much of a move to first.

    Gotta think you try to steal here

  • AndrewYF

    Okay, nevermind.

  • ansky

    wild pitch would be awesome here.

  • Accent Shallow

    Tolbert is batting with the season on the line?

    The Twins deserve to lose.

  • Mike bk

    are they actually talking about stealing 2nd here?

  • cjc

    why swing until he throws a strike seriously

  • ARX

    strike?!

  • cjc

    uh oh

  • JGS

    yeah!!

    NOW get the DP

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Tied game

  • Dela G

    oh snap!

    twins can win with a sac fly

  • AndrewYF

    Oh. My. God.

    This is the worst-played game ever. Wow.

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

    This is ridiculous.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    What a fucking game.

    • Accent Shallow

      Yeah. Fantastic.

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

    TIE BALLGAME.

    /in spasms

  • ansky

    I’ll take it!!!!!!!!! DP right now please.

  • ARX

    ok, NOW DP please

  • Phranchise

    fuck yea

  • Arman Tamzarian

    Okay, now the DP

  • RichYF

    This is like the battle of awful. Where’s Mr.-Cools-it-Robbie-Cano when you need him?

  • Moshe Mandel

    Game of inches.

  • pat

    clutchitude

  • Mike bk

    cano gets to that ball.

  • ansky

    on a side note…Rodney is TERRIBLE!…i wouldnt let this guy close my store.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Do a suicide squeeze.

  • crapulent aka I said good day sir

    This is like rockem sockem robots.

  • nathan

    ARod cant hit like that

  • Esteban

    more innings plz

  • ShuutoHeat

    more innings pl0x!

  • nathan

    I want them to steal home

  • yankeegirl49

    Im just glad it’s not the Yanks, Im a wreck now and dont even care who win!

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

    Wow.

  • Mike bk

    raburn gets revenge, sort of.

  • Accent Shallow

    Holy
    Fucking
    Shit

    Even luckier than Nathan!

  • Jackson

    HOLY SHIT THIS IS AWESOME!

  • Arman Tamzarian

    HAAAAAAA

  • nathan

    WOW !!

  • ARX

    LOL he tried to score….Thanks Twins, more extra innings please

  • scooter

    Wow… Raburn makes up for a dumb play with a great throw

    Did Casilla get a late jump?

  • giselle

    hahah yesssss

  • AndrewYF

    BEST OUTCOME EVER!

  • Tank the Frank

    Oh. My. God.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    Umm . . . I think he was safe.

  • JGS

    holy shit this is amazing baseball

  • Reilly

    THIS IS NERVE-WRACKING!!!

  • Arman Tamzarian

    Wow, was he safe?

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

    Didn’t Chip Caray call that a base hit?

    • yankeefan91 Arod fan

      Yes he did that was awful.

  • Dela G

    MORE INNINGS!!

    YES!

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

    To the 11th!

    New pitchers? New pitchers!

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    That announcer is a dick.

  • pat

    DOUBLE PLAY HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tom Zig

    im freaking out MANNNNNNN

  • HEY YANKEE FANS,

    ok, best game i’ve ever seen

    • Pasqua

      Better than the Boone game?

  • JSquared

    LINE DRIVE… BASE HIT!! oh, nevermind.

    • Pasqua

      I know the moment was exciting, but that was a god-awful call.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    hmm did Casilla tried to pull a Holliday move 2 years ago?

  • Arman Tamzarian

    I’ll be satisfied when I see Verlander or Jackson, then the Tigers can win

    • Chip

      How great would it be if they actually had to use Jackson in this game and ended up winning? They’d have absolutely nobody to start tomorrow PLUS no bullpen to back them up. Do it

  • Chip

    I’m watching this game with a group of hardcore Twins fans, this is the best experience of my life

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      Not to be a hater, but that sounds a bit sad.

  • Dorian

    WHAT A FUCKING GAME

  • scooter

    The question here – who will each manager bring in next?

    With 40-man rosters, they won’t run out of pitchers – but both teams have already gone through their best guys out of the pen

  • AndrewYF

    Man, how do you not stand on third on that? These teams are just awful.

    • scooter

      From what Darling said, Casilla for some bizarre reason was off third, and might have lost 1/2 a second b/c he wasn’t on third, leaning towards the plate when the catch was made. If so, that’s another inexcusable error. Even with that throw, Casilla makes it if he gets a good jump off 3rd

  • Mike R

    I’m rooting for the 18th inning.

  • Pasqua

    Is it safe to say that whoever the Yanks get will be physically, if not emotionally, spent tomorrow night?

    • AndrewYF

      It’s like the 15-inning scoreless game. I really, truly didn’t care who won, I just wanted it to be over. We’re not there yet with these teams.

  • Lanny

    How does Rayburn not keep that ball in front of him? Terrible def play especially in the 9th inn of a 1 run game. You cannot let that runner get into scoring position.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.baby-bombers.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/melky-cabrera-317x400.jpg Drew

    Line Drive base hit!!! Nah man, it wasn’t a base hit.

    that shit was Kayling-esque

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      See ya! Oh wait, pop-up to Cano. My bad.

  • Alan

    That was a fucking hell of a throw by Raburn.

    Honestly, this game is the best possible outcome for us. The Tigers and Twins are bludgeoning each other into the ground and burning through their bullpens/benches. Should make for an interesting ALDS.

  • Dela G

    this is awesome

  • ansky

    not the way i drew it up by DP nonetheless….damn if I were a fan of either team i would’ve crapped my pants like 3 times already!

  • ansky

    Leave him in Gardy…there’s no tomorrow LOL

  • AndrewYF

    How many pitchers does Minnesota have left?