Oct
28

World Series Game 1: Phillies at Yankees

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It is finally here. After 2,195 days, the Yankees have finally returned to the World Series. I’m so excited that I can hardly contain myself. It was so hard to do work today that I had a hard time focusing on writing a World Series preview! Damn. But, before long we’ll see the first pitch, and then the second, and then maybe it will feel like the Yankees are back in the Series. Until then it will continue to seem a bit surreal.

There’s nothing I can write here that we haven’t discussed in the past two days. So, in case you’re looking for some pre-game literature:

And if you’re still looking for something to do before the game, make sure to check out the RAB World Series prediction thread. It’s a great time killer, I promise you. Also, if you want to bask in some glory, check out the Fan Confidence Poll. For the first time ever, the 10s won.

Ok, so by the time you get through all that, it has to be game time. Awesome. In case you missed it, Brian Bruney and Eric Hinske have been added to the active roster, replacing Francisco Cervelli and Freddy Guzman.

Ready to play ball?

Yankees

1. Derek Jeter, SS
2. Johnny Damon, LF
3. Mark Teixeira, 1B
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
5. Jorge Posada, C
6. Hideki Matsui, DH
7. Robinson Cano, 2B
8. Nick Swisher, RF
9. Melky Cabrera, CF

Pitching: Number fifty-two, Carsten Charles Sabathia

Phillies

1. Jimmy Rollins, SS
2. Shane Victorino, CF
3. Chase Utley, 2B
4. Ryan Howard, 1B
5. Jayson Werth, RF
6. Raul Ibanez, DH
7. Ben Francisco, LF
8. Pedro Feliz, 3B
9. Carlos Ruiz, C

Pitching: Cliff Lee

Categories : Game Threads
  • Tampa Yankee

    Lets do the damn thang!!!

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

    We play today…

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

      We win today

    • http://www.progressamericana.com/ Pablo Zevallos

      …WE WIN TODAY, DAS IT!

  • Yanks21

    Come on boys~!

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

    Ozzie on the FOX pregame? That will not end well.

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

      Karros: I pick the Yankees in 6.

      Ozzie: Who is this fuckin gringo?

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

    We’ve waited for this.

    Make this moment last forever.

  • ShuutoHeat

    hey look, it’s Rollins the genius!
    http://www.philadelphia-reflec....._Face.jpeg

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      He is a heady player.

      (Sad trombone.)

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

    haha. Fox really got Ozzie Guillen? I like Ozzie, but I mean.. C’mon.

  • donttradecano

    no jayz? lame

    • ShuutoHeat

      Not tonight due to the rain screwing up the field, it got postponed for tomorrow. I’m sure HOV wanted to do it tonight.

  • Maurice
  • Quikksand

    LET’S GO YANKEES!!!!!!

  • Jackson

    Who’s pumped for the new episode of Gary Unmarried tonight?

    What? There’s a game on…

  • Arman Tamzarian

    You take a minute and read this article, it’s very funny, and would be wild to watch. http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs.....e-elephant

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      I love it!

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

      Brian Cashman “Oh look, I just picked Barry Zito (*yawns*). Maybe we can stick him in the bullpen.”

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        We’d have to throw Igawa out, right? Right?

        • Arman Tamzarian

          I’m not sure, I know some people would suggest Rodriguez, not me, I love the big guy. I was thinking, if you the Yankees win the world series, and they can do no wrong, do they trade Igawa?

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I can’t wait… 20 more minutes until i glue myself to the tv (with industrial strength glue might i add)

  • ShuutoHeat

    Let’s do this shiet, let’s lock it in and bring it home!

  • Souter Fell

    Work is done, nap was taken, I’m ready to go. 4 = 27.

  • Bryan

    So Ozzie picked the Phillies in 6 because “they know how to play the game”, you know Ozzie, I’m pretty sure the Yankees know something about this game you call baseball too.

    • ShuutoHeat

      I know how to play the game too, I think I have a shot against the Phillies…

  • Charlie

    From Lohud:
    Girardi said he hasn’t ruled out using Posada to catch Burnett, but it sounds like he’s leaning more toward sticking with Molina. “It’s something that we’ll discuss,” he said. “But as I’ve said all along, it’s worked pretty well. And in the course of the season you go with two catchers all the time. I’m still comfortable using Molina, and if I have to, pinch hit Jorge.”

    MOTHER FUCKER. I really thought we were past this idiotic atrocity of a managerial decision

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      You’re back! We’ve missed you.

      • Charlie

        i’m sure you have. thanks, man

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

      I didn’t think it was possible to shed a negative light on anything right before this game starts.

      I was wrong..

      • Charlie

        don’t get me wrong, i’m excited for this game. but i just saw that there and i was like “why the fuck”

  • Mike Z aka “The Instant Classic”

    4 more till #27.
    CC is a horse and the Yankees will ride him to the promise land.

    • Bryan

      So Wells is going to ride CC after game 4?

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

    Cairo get an applause?

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

    Love the Star Wars music during the Phillies intros.

  • Jackson

    The Yankees should be playing the imperial march for themselves, not the Phillies.

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

      Agreed wholeheartedly.

  • Mike Z aka “The Instant Classic”

    LOL. That would be great. Boggs can jump on also if he wants.

  • Eirias

    The Imperial March for the Phillies? Odd.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Oh, does the Series start tonight? Shit. I was hoping that “Glee” was on.

    • ShuutoHeat

      no Glee? NUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

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

    The Yanks aren’t the Rebellion!

    • ROBTEN

      It’s the same music for every home game.

      But, I agree they should switch it.

  • dkidd

    step on their throat
    break their spirit
    set the tone

    no mercy

    • ShuutoHeat

      what about pillage their house and kill their pets?

      we don’t have to…but I’m just saying

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Sweep the Leg!

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Is that the Johnny Damon look-alike from the game?

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      Props to being a Ranger and all but his voice is weak.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Cut your hair you hippie soldier.

    • Stormrider6

      Exactly what I thought.

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

    I already hate this guy singing the anthem.

    • ShuutoHeat

      He’s running out of breath…. EVERY phrase. Annoying asshat.

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

      He is a former Army Ranger and risked his life to serve our country in battle why do you hate America

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        2/10. Should have mentioned real amuricunz, Sarah Palin and why it’s Obama’s fault. Reptile Hillary would also be accepted. Also, never capitalize or punctuate. That’s key.

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

          this was my first post of the game thread. I haven’t gotten warm yet. I went with brevity over thoroughness LEAVE ME ALONE YOU JACKALS

    • Camilo Gerardo – your inception? fuck perception, go with what makes sense

      this guy preserved your freedom. do you still have the same sentiments?

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

        Han Solo (Peter): So, whaddya think?
        Luke (Chris): This is the ship? What a piece of junk!
        Han Solo (Peter): Thank you, this was my brother’s, he died of leukemia. How do you feel now?

  • Eirias

    Is it that hard to sing the song without melisma?

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

      Who wants to sound like a radio crooner from the 1930s?

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

        Or, blame it on Boyz II Men.

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

    lol, voice crack

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    I want auto-tune for the National Anthem.

    • T-Pain

      Believe me when i say, I FUCKED A MERMAAAAAAID!!!

    • Eirias

      The Phillies are on very thin ice.

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        +the news

  • Tampa Yankee

    That was the best they could get to sing the national anthem at game 1 of the WS? Really?

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

      Army Ranger with pretty good voice>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Random dude/chick with a great voice.

      • Arman Tamzarian

        and years of voice training

    • Camilo Gerardo – your inception? fuck perception, go with what makes sense

      in their defense, they still have alicia keys manana…

  • e mills

    CC! CC! CC! CC!

    I like that chant

  • Dela G

    Let’s go Yankees!!!

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

    OK, describe your emotions as a fan right now:

    1-Calm
    2-Slightly Nervous
    3-Terrified
    4-Super Confident

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

      5-Fucking Ecstatic

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

        This.

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

        6-Having sex right now, right this very fucking minute

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

          A blow up doll with Jimmy Rollins face taped to it doesn’t count.

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

            That wouldn’t be “sex”. That would be “prison rape”. Different can of worms.

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

              Exactly.

    • Dela G

      i would put it at 2

      i could barely sleep last night

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

      6-to-midnight

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

      Anxious. Nervous in a good way.

    • Charlie

      2, with a bit of pumpedness

    • http://www.progressamericana.com/ Pablo Zevallos

      For some reason, 0.

      • Arman Tamzarian

        I’m an unhealthy level of giddy and anxious

      • Joey

        You’re dead. You should probably have that checked out, it’s worse than herpes

    • ROBTEN

      3 – Terrified…I just realized that I have to listen to Buck and McCarver for four more games.

      (otherwise: +27)

    • RCK

      Nervous and very, very excited. A happy kind of nervous.

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

      I’m calm. I was a nervous wreck in 1996 and 1998, but by 2001 I was surprised to find I was more worried in the ALDS and ALCS than I was in the WS. When we lost in 01 and 03, I wasn’t bummed out at all. Been like that ever since.

      I have the Super Bowl approach now, I think just getting there is huge. Once I’m there, I just want to sit back and enjoy it.

  • Camilo Gerardo – your inception? fuck perception, go with what makes sense

    yogi, you pimp

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

    Check out Yogi with a broad on each arm.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      No need to insult the other guy…

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

      ebony and ivory amirite

  • Ivan

    “We Play Today, We Win Today” GO YANKEES!!!!!!

  • Sam

    Will there be any way that I can get the image of Yogi with Michelle Obama and Jill Biden in poster form for my wall?

  • slappy white

    I was afraid Michelle Obama was gonna chew Jeters face off when they hugged

  • Lefty

    Confidence level: 28…

    We’re gonna fucking kill ‘em… Let ‘em know TJSC!!!!!!!

    • Lefty

      TSJC… SORRY… LMAO

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

        THIN ICE~

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

        (passes out bayonets)

        • Lefty

          haha… sorry, didn’t even look at it when I typed it, when I read it over after I posted, I noticed…

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

            It’s all good. Honest mistake, happens to the best of us.

            DON’T EVER FUCKING LET THAT SHIT HAPPEN AGAIN OR I WILL COME THROUGH THE INTERNETS AND KILL YOU.

            • Lefty

              Now we wouldn’t want that to happen…

  • charlespoet

    Damn, Tim McCarver did make his flight.

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

    In baseball you’re only as strong as the middle. Remember that.

  • pizzajohn

    Michelee Obama is a F.L.I.L.F.

    • slappy white

      seriously ?

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

        Hells yes. I’d tap that FLOTUS ass.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      Yeah, when is the last time we had a really hittable First Lady? Barbara Bush?

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

        I hear Dolly Madison was quite the tasty morsel.

        • JMK aka The Overshare

          She made ice cream, too! Quite the creamer.

          /I’ll be in my bunk, watching Ken Burns documentaries.

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

        So close to Cindy Mccain.

        • JMK aka The Overshare

          She’s actually hotter than Megan (or however her name is spelled). Definite hit. I’d sink that battleship!

        • JMK aka The Overshare

          She’s actually hotter than Megan (or however her name is spelled). Definite hit. I’d sink that battleship!

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

          Ugh. CAN YOU WEAR ANY MORE RED, YOU TROLLOP! GO MAKE ME A SANDWICH!!!

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYKT4lbjmN4

          • JMK aka The Overshare

            That’s brilliant.

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

              There’s like 5 or six of them. Type in “McCain’s Brain” into YouTube and watch the whole series. Good comedy, irrespective of your political persuasion.

              • JMK aka The Overshare

                I saw the Sarah Palin is hot one. Obviously this is speculative, but some of those thoughts probably crossed his mind (although I really don’t believe McCain is a particularly sexist/racist man).

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

            haha

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

      I’ve always found Jill Biden pretty smashable myself.

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

      Sarah Palin (Tina Fey): Please stop calling me a MILF.
      Hillary Clinton (Amy Poehler): Yes, and please stop calling me a FLIRJ, I looked it up, I do not like that. No.

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

        “FLIRJ”

        Hahahahahh! Just looked that up.

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

          +1

          ha

  • Camilo Gerardo – your inception? fuck perception, go with what makes sense

    quiero el beisbol iiahora!!

  • Alex S

    FINALLY! lets play!

  • Camilo Gerardo – your inception? fuck perception, go with what makes sense

    big poppa waming up meow

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Bean Ball. SET THE TONE!!

  • ShuutoHeat

    LOL PHAIL!

  • Arman Tamzarian

    Good start

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

    LOL, thanks for the out.

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

    Bunting on the first pitch? YOU PUSSY.

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

    Jimmy tried to get his Juan Pierre on.

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

      I used to run base like Juan Pierre
      Now I run the bass, hi-hat and the snare

  • Mike bk

    26 more of those would be lovely.

  • Dela G

    lol at rollins

  • Quikksand

    Rollins bunts and gets tagged out!

  • e mills

    roflmao

  • Alex S

    take a seat you punk ass bitch….phillies in 5. smmhh

  • Hall and Nokes

    we’re going to sit through five, maybe six games of weak sh*t like that?

  • ROBTEN

    Bunting on the first pitch: Phillies surrender already!

  • pizzajohn

    I bet Pedro drills Jetes or Arod tomorrow, in fact i guarantee it

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

      He can’t afford the extra baserunners.

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

        He doesn’t care.

  • Mike bk

    jorge got jeweled

  • Camilo Gerardo – your inception? fuck perception, go with what makes sense

    does anybody else get a tiny bit annoyed at chan ho park and victorino’s double earflaps? o-hudson too i think

    • Camilo Gerardo – your inception? fuck perception, go with what makes sense

      fail, chin soo

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Where was Rollins running? Toward the seats?

  • Quikksand

    popped up, 2 outs, GO YANKEES

  • Tampa Yankee

    So thru 2 batters, the “AL-like” line-up hasn’t gotten the ball out of the infield… nice!

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

      They tell me it’s like then AL, then I see Victorino in the 2 slot. He’d hit 9th on our team.

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

    I’d take the Cards being better than the Phillies everyday of the week and twice on Sundays. Shitty luck with Carpenter not being veyr sharp and Holliday dropping the 3rd out of a game they should have won screwed them over.

    I’m sure you thought so too before they got eliminated Joe.

    • Camilo Gerardo – your inception? fuck perception, go with what makes sense

      yea, they would have def been tougher pitching. they don’t have the power of phil’s though

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    Hi guys..checking in …happy ws

  • ShuutoHeat

    Victorino looks high and all wide eyed……

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

      Well, he is from Hawaii.

      • Camilo Gerardo – your inception? fuck perception, go with what makes sense

        they call it pakalolo, I would know; I just got back

      • ShuutoHeat

        True that.

  • Dela G

    damn, utley is very very patient

  • Alex S

    damn you utley

  • Quikksand

    utley walks, go yankees

  • Tampa Yankee

    Cant do that CC

  • AJ

    You can’t give this lineup free baserunners. They’re too good to give opportunities.

    I’ve got faith in CC to shut it down here.

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

    Ryan Howard has a GritBeard!

  • Alex S

    damn howard looks chunky!

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      Mrs. McNabb has been making lots of soup for him.

  • charlespoet

    good sign, CC’s pants are blowing away from 1st base, no jet stream to right

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

    You got this ZZ.

  • Alex S

    shit settle down CC

  • TJ

    2 out hits!

    Goddamn

  • Mike bk

    come on CC. get out of it here.

  • AJ

    This is why walks can kill you. C’mon CC, get out this two out situation and get our offense out there.

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Really missed on that one.

  • Camilo Gerardo – your inception? fuck perception, go with what makes sense

    meh, missed spot. bear down big guy!

  • Dela G

    damn it, why the hell throw him a fastball??

    the guy can’t hit non fastballs :(

  • Quikksand

    oh no

  • Dela G

    cmon zz, you got this shit

    please

  • southernyankeefan

    Come on CC lock it up.

  • Tampa Yankee

    I met Werth when he was at Syracuse in the Jays org… he’s as big of a f’n prick as he looks

  • AJ

    The Phillies have really been patient and waiting for CC to make the mistakes in the inning. If anything about this team scares me, it’s their lineup.

  • Ivan

    Come on CC. Just Chill.

  • Dela G

    please throw strikes

    please

  • Quikksand

    what’s cc doing!

  • Yanks21

    FIND IT…

  • cmart332

    Werth looks like a child molester. I bet he has a large van filed with candy.

  • Mike bk

    here we go. battle back and get him.

  • Alex S

    fuck fuck fuck

  • Yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Come on CC Get out of this inning.

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

    Just missed there.

  • Dela G

    shit

    cmon cc, you have to get out of this

    this is crazy

  • Camilo Gerardo – your inception? fuck perception, go with what makes sense

    why’d jorge stand up? digame?

  • Reggie C.

    Okay CC … wtf ??

  • TJ

    Dear CC,

    Settle down

  • southernyankeefan

    FUCK dont let em score big guy.

  • AJ

    C’mon CC, shut it down now.

  • Ivan

    Get out of this CC.

  • Mike bk

    just throw strikes.

  • Lefty

    C’mon CC, just relax here big guy…

  • Souter Fell

    CC’s kinda all over

  • Alex S

    this could get ugly quick, you got this CC!

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

    C’mon Carsten.

  • Dela G

    gotta stop throwing the changeup away, they aint fallin for it

  • Arman Tamzarian

    He’s not sharp, hopefully it’s just first inning jitters

  • Alex S

    ohhhh boy…….

  • Tampa Yankee

    WTF

  • Dela G

    oh god, i can’t watch

  • Mike bk

    whew.

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

    Phew.

  • e mills

    shew…

  • Dela G

    thank you jesus

    thank you jesus

    thank you mo

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

    No worries, the big guy got this shit.

    • Lefty

      hell fucking yea… CC got this, he’s a fucking horse…

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

    Alright, good job CC.

  • TJ

    Oh thank Mo

  • Jackson

    Ibanez with the bailout. Thanks.

  • Alex S

    *exhales deeply*

    that was tense, quick 2 outs to load the bases is not what we want

    • Alex S

      then to load the bases***

  • Joey

    Okay CC, butterflies out. Cruise control rest of the way

  • Camilo Gerardo – your inception? fuck perception, go with what makes sense

    Hey, what happened? I blacked out

  • Rey22

    Yesss!!! We got this shit!

  • ShuutoHeat

    Phew, I need to change my boxers after that.

  • Souter Fell

    all is well, get the “bad” inning out of the way

  • Tampa Yankee

    Get it out of your system now CC and then shut them down for 8 more. Let’s score some runs!

  • Hall and Nokes

    Okay CC, thanks for that reminder of what Yankee playoff games were like before you got here…

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

      He figured it would be better to start it interesting so he doesn’t need to yawn again.

  • southernyankeefan

    Phew. Lets not do that again.

  • Lefty

    atta boy Raul!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • SF Yanks

    Aaaaand exhale…

  • Marcus

    Damn, batter’s don’t have to swing unless it’s a meatball. Everything else is a ball.

  • Ivan

    Good job CC.

  • YankeeScribe

    Phew! looks like he was having a difficult time controlling his fastball. Hopefully he tightens it up next inning

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

    Time to go to work, offense.

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    I think it’s just nerves. He didn’t seem to want to throw his fastball, though. Maybe he doesn’t have a feel for it?

  • Greg G.

    Hey, folks…it’s the first inning of Game 1…stay calm.

  • Reggie C.

    Alright!

    Now lets make the Phils wish they scored.

  • e mills

    just an assumption, but it looks like the Phightins scouting reports said to not go after the slider

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

      Yeah noticed that too.

    • Mr Feeny

      yeah thats a little worrisome. Hopefully CC picks up on this and maybe utilizes that change up more

    • Camilo Gerardo – your inception? fuck perception, go with what makes sense

      maybe they were taking each one of his sliders?

  • Alex S

    lets get some runs! jeter will lead off with a hit

  • Craig

    Sabathia is nibbling. He has a good fastball, use it. What is he scared?

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

      He’s toying with them.

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

      It’s the first inning, chillax. He’ll be fine.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Well, we knew that part of their order would be tough. They are not great 1-2 and 7-9, but very strong 3-6. He got through it, and hopefully he deals with them better next time.

  • sunny

    Let’s make LEE WORK!

  • Salty Buggah

    Ah, the Empire State of Mind sounds great in the background right now.

  • Alex S

    let’s hope Lee isn’t on his game, this could be a very long night

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

      this could be a very long night

      Confidence Level: We’re gonna fucking kill ‘em.

      • Lefty

        thank you…

  • TJ

    3 run lead going into the 2nd?

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

    Way to work out of it, CC.

    Start it up, Derek!

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    That curve is nuts!

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

    Holy crap that had good movement.

  • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

    I’m here. CC has got this. No fear.

  • Arman Tamzarian

    That’s a nasty pitch

  • Reggie C.

    Cliff Lee’s second strike “spike” curve is sick.

  • Tampa Yankee

    Spiked curveball = knuckle curve?

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

      Yeah. Moose threw one.

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

    Total crossup on that curve. Ruiz had no idea it was coming.

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

    Isn’t that just like a knuckle curve?

    • ShuutoHeat

      It’s a spike curve, knuckle curve… call it what you like.

    • Camilo Gerardo – your inception? fuck perception, go with what makes sense

      i guess he needs/wants a second finger on the seam for leverage.. no idea

  • Reggie C.

    Nice start Dj.

  • Dela G

    damn, lee had that shit done

  • Alex S

    damn he made Jete look foolish

  • Mike bk

    really as good as you can do? i thought 1 pitch, 1 out was better?

  • AJ

    I’m assuming that first inning was just nerves from the big guy. I would expect him to come out and pitch better in the remaining innings.

    But it would be great if the Yanks could score here. Lee has been lights out and he’s pitched well against the Yanks, but this team can rake.

    Let’s start it up Damon. Get the stadium rockin early!

  • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

    Derek Jeter is three times the man Rollins will ever be.

  • Quikksand

    jeter whiffs on 3 pitches

  • Mike bk

    what was that?

  • Tampa Yankee

    Really JD?

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

    What are you doing Damon?

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    WTF Damon!

  • Arman Tamzarian

    Huh?

  • Dela G

    that bunt was atrocious

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

    What the fuck, Johnny? Please do not do that again. Ever.

  • Souter Fell

    Damn Lee looks good.

  • Alex S

    this is the WS johnny….you don’t bunt in the 1st inning

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

    Is there a new rule that says you have to bunt in the first inning?

  • Reggie C.

    Somebody explain to me the virtue of bunting the pitch right back to the pitcher?

    • Jackson

      I think it’s pretty clear that wasn’t the plan.

  • TJ

    Why did he bunt?

  • Mike bk

    ruiz crossed up again.

  • Mr Feeny

    WTF Johnny. Your better than Jimmy Rollins. Stop with the bunt single attempts.

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

    Ruiz and Lee definitely seem crossed up.

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

    Two crossups already between Ruiz and Lee.

  • Arman Tamzarian

    Lee does work very quickly

  • Mike bk

    that looked low.

  • Salty Buggah

    Umm, CC better get that low call too.

  • Rey22

    Wow, they’re not kidding when they say Cliff Lee works fast.

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

      Video game fast.

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

    Shut up Buck.

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

    Well that was uneventful.

    Get it rollin now, Carsten.

  • Reggie C.

    That was too frigging easy to Lee.

  • Dela G

    holy shit he just blew threw that lineup like that was easy

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

      We don’t like scoring in the first inning. It’s not our thing. We like to let the other team think they have a chance at first. It makes the sadist soul-crushing that comes later all the sweeter.

      • Dela G

        agreed

      • Arman Tamzarian

        When Damon gives the ball back to him for an out it will look easy

  • Quikksand

    not sure about this, cliff lee’s stuff looks NASTY

  • southernyankeefan

    Well cliff lee looks good.

  • Alex S

    Lee looks super fuckin sharp! CC beter have his A game for the rest of the night

  • AJ

    Well, Cliff Lee brought his “A” game tonight. But it seems the Yanks start to see a pitcher better their second time around.

    Let’s see a less exciting inning CC. Maybe a quick one, two tree and back to the dugout.

  • Ivan

    Oh well, they’ll get Lee soon.

  • Cy Farnsworth

    i maintain that working quickly is the most underrated positive trait that a pitcher can have. lee’s stuff is enhanced so much because guys are off balance.

  • Buddy

    Lee is crazy good… C.C. better have his good stuff tonight.

  • mustang

    Has the bandwagon drop off started yet.
    LOL

    • Buddy

      What? We’re not allowed to give an opponent some credit? Cliff Lee looked GREAT. I’m not ashamed to say it.

      Thats entirely different that saying we have no chance.

      • mustang

        1st inning 3 batters.

    • mustang

      I see it has.

      • Buddy

        Who the what now?

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

        Hal Steinbrenner is on the phone with Bud Selig right now, calling to concede defeat. We’ll have this shit packed up within an hour.

        We’ll get ‘em next year, boys.

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

    Sheesh, you people need to chill out. It was one inning. The Yanks always pounce the 2nd and 3rd time through the order.

  • Souter Fell

    yeah . can’t let him work this quick or it could be a long (or quick) night

  • Jay

    Well if we were to listen to Joe Buck, we can just hand the World Series MVP award to Cliff Lee now.

  • Salty Buggah

    Aite, CC get that fastball control.

  • charlespoet

    this umps zone sucks

  • Dela G

    maybe cc can find his control very soon

    the yanks need him to

  • TJ

    Come on CC

  • Yankeefan91 Arod fan

    CC not looking sharp so far.

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

    CC needs to be throwing some strikes.

  • cjc

    CC needs to settle down and find his control like now

  • Dela G

    throw strikes

    like a lot please

  • Cy Farnsworth

    cc getting squeezed…

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    CC rackin up the pitches. C’mon big man.

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

    That rain does not look fun. At all.

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

      Get some Smirnoff Ice, a giant tarp and that shit is fun!

      /commercial’d

  • Hugh Jassman

    Hefty Lefty needs to figure it out soon.

  • danny

    lets go CC!

  • SJ

    Anyone else think that brown spot on Lee’s hat looks suspicious? It’s been on his hat all post season, and he rubs his fingers on it before every pitch.

    Not saying it’s a foreign substance, but it’s something to keep an eye on.

  • Rey22

    Is it raining slightly or is my TV that shitty?

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

      It’s rain.

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

    How many times between the ALCS and now has Joe Buck mentioned Sabathia’s $161MM?

  • charlespoet

    I think baseball has done an excellent job by attempting to turn baseball into football. Thus riding the coat-tails of the current sport in season… Well done.

  • Arman Tamzarian

    Much better

  • Dela G

    great job ZZ

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

    Great job CC.

  • cjc

    that’ll work

  • Alex S

    quick turn around for CC awesome! A-rod comin up

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

    Will C.C. pitch to contact for the rest of the game?

  • Souter Fell

    nice comeback inning

  • Salty Buggah

    Nice bounceback inning CC. Keep it up Big Poppa.