The Yankees will bring the tying run to the plate in this game.
Alright. 7th inning stretch. Here’s where the magic happens.
Cue the non-Jew-hating Mary Kay Messenger.
Rally drink time.
Just like the Rally Monkey but a bit more rowdy.
have you ever been wrong with that claim, mike?
Once or twice.
CC did his job. It’s time for the best offense in the majors to do theirs.
Is this Kate Smith?? Sounds like her.
Not old-timey enough.
Also not dead enough amirite
Fun Fact of the Night:
Kate Smith died before the Bill Buckner-through-the-wickets play.
Like, RIGHT before that play?
June 17th, 1986, smartypants.
Blasphemy. Kate Smith is TERRIBLE. This lady does sound French, though.
Where’s Hippie Soldier Screecher?
It sounds like a rotting corpse?
Kate Smith is dead.
uh.. I guess that’s why it’s always a recording. Didn’t it sound like her though?
Say what you want about Kate Smith, she was a major hottie in her day.
That’s some Steve Phillips type shit.
Nobody’s ugly after 2 AM.
I wouldn’t hit that with Bea Arthur’s dick.
Looks like Rush Limbaugh in drag.
Really? I’m thinking Curly Howard with this one.
Shawty Gotta Donk.
Be honest, you’d hit it.
Hey, where’s my favorite Irish tenor? Did something happen to him?
you’re kidding, right?
I’m sorry, what’s that? I couldn’t hear you, I was watching The Passion of the Christ on my home theater system with the surround sound cranked all the way up.
What was that you said?
Way more entertaining than this game has been so far.
I give because I love.
Too bad Ronan had to go and hate Jews. I’d love to ice Lee here.
/No way I’m first on this joke.
Don’t you just hate it when a dude just goes out and hates the Jews? Really messes up your entire day.
I love the Jews and Im having a shitty day
Thanks for not correcting my spelling this time.
It’s true, things don’t look the best for the Yanks right now. But golly, reading these forums are just no fun at all! Has anybody here ever had anything less than good happen to a sports team they were rooting for before? Sheesh!
Have you been to a Redskins blog? Ask Drew about it. The moderators walk the plank. Voluntarily.
I don’t think Charlie Manuel has any intention of taking Cliff Lee out. We’re going to have to beat him.
aight, i’m ready to see some offense and some yankees magic
I miss Ronan Tynan…where’s Challenger?
Challenger the Eagle was banned from the stadium for some disparaging remarks he made about Jewish eagles.
Time for the offense to show up. I’m feeling good about this inning. Lets Go Yankees!
YES! The long God Bless America! Freeze the Phillies
I like this lady better than the annoying racist with big ears.
I don’t think they qualify as a race. But whatevz.
wow, this was a very good “god bles america”
This one has walkoff written all over it!
Well…I think there is an expectation of winning. To not be frustrated would mean that you don’t care. Even if you just do the ol’ hat tip to Lee, it still has to annoy the shit out of you.
There’s a difference in being frustrated and giving up in the first inning. I understand the frustration but not the senseless whining about not winning as soon as they can.
Actually I think I take out all my frustration from the Yanks to the haters. heh.
the way lee is going he can prob only go 8 innings so we definatly have a chance at lidge if our pen does its job.
Ronan Tynan is at the Playa Hater’s Ball.
What can I say about that coat… that hasn’t already been said about Afghanistan.
The Yanks needed that badly. CC was all we could have asked for tonight – on a night he didn’t even have his best stuff. The Yankees need to get something going against Lee. Big inning coming here.
c’mon offense, wake the heck up!!
7th inning. It’s our time. Time to mash.
Rodriguez, Posada, Matsui? Smells, sounds, and tastes (don’t ask, I just know) like runs.
It feels and looks like runs too.
More like strikeouts if past ABs are any indications.
7th inning will start to score some runs.
god….I really hate this blackberry commercial
the song is just so fucking annoying
They don’t even show a BlackBerry in that goddamn ad!!!!!
Ugh, McCarver’s dry wheezy hacking laugh is like a rusty saw.
I’m going to tell all the good folks on the RAB forums what I’ve been telling my friends and family nonstop since this game started:
CHILL. Down two runs is fucking nothing to the Yankees, and this is the first game of the series. Don’t waste your energy stressing and enjoy a quality ball game of the highest level. This coming from a guy who lives and breaths the Yankees every day of my life since I was born – its not like I don’t give a shit about the team or my fellow fans. Its just that now is not the time to bitch. Now is the time to have fun and root your ass off for the team in a positive manner.
I can tip my cap to Cliff Lee, but that doesn’t mean I have to like it.
When I finish with my yoga, I’ll read what you wrote.
WE’RE GOING TO DRINK THEIR BLOOD!
Hah, now that’s something I can be down with. Yankees earned our confidence.
Frankly, I feel like since it’s the 7th inning and they haven’t scored 7 runs off us yet, we’re still winning.
You’re gonna need more than this, Phillies.
Fuckin god damn right they’re gonna need more. I knew you’d be down Tommie, you know what’s what. I don’t care how shitty the team has looked for X amount of innings, they’ve shown me time and again that shit is not over until it is motherfucking OVER.
I’ll start doubting the Yankees when we’re down 10 runs with one out left in the 9th.
Ok Joboo we need your help here…get us some runs!
A-Rod is going to start something here.
a long abomb will shake lee up
that mcdonalds commercial always makes me laugh
mcdonalds guy with 1 buck to the taxi driver “How far can i get with this [dollar]?”
Taxi Driver with accent: “You can get out”
makes me laugh every time
Lets fucking go!!!!
we need at least one this inning, paging Arod, paging Arod
It’s cute how Chevy commercials call them “imports” even though THEY’RE ALL MADE IN GODDAMN AMERICA. BY AMERICANS.
Uh, I mean USA! USA! USA!
haha the tying run? You mean they will get a baserunner this inning? That’s not saying much. We need a “who’s getting the pie?” thread here!
It would be nice if the lefties did something.
repeat of minnesota 7th right here.
game 3 of course.
Watch Cliff Lee go to his hat every time he throws his cutter or breaking ball. This doesnt concern any of you? I think he’s cheating
Most pitchers touch the brim of their hat before they throw any pitch.
Stop making excuses. This offense has been garbage. Lee did good but he has left some pitches down the middle.
I agree completely. They’ve swung through a lot of good pitches to hit. They’ve been doing it all postseason but no one has cared because they’ve been winning. But this offense has been complete garbage the entire postseason, and their hitting with RISP has been even worse. Besides Jeter, A-Rod, and a few recent hits from Melky, no one in this lineup is doing much of anything. And it’s why we’re going to lose this series.
I think he’s cheating
I’m gonna go tell his wife.
here goes John Sterling with the “sometimes you gotta tip your hat” shit
Alex is getting pull happy tonight. I don’t like it.
Yea, me neither. His swing seems longer too.
a-rod is 0-3
he will get another at-bat though i predict
Damn, not a good game for 2-4 hitters…so far
That’s it, A-Rod sucks again
posada needs to get on base
Phil will chill these Phills.
It’s not so much the Phils needing to be chilled, as us needing to be heated up.
They are really hitting them hard.
This is just not going to happen tonight.
see the door?
You still haven’t learned, have you?
lol @ posada/lee
Oh, this is just getting fucking stupid now.
I’d prefer CC comes back out but whatever.
Great effort tonight from the Yanks.
Man this is a weak showing by the offense. Cliff Lee is otherwordly tonight.
UNBELIEVABLE how weakly we are going down
Wow, knocked the fuck out that ball. Now it is time for Matsui and then top of the 8th. When will this team start hitting again.
Don’t you ask that every game?
They haven’t started yet.
Ownage. Nothing but ownage.
Posada was walking back to the bench.
i want to chop my head off
there are only 7 outs left
we have to get on base somehow
We lost this one. Atleast we get to face Pedro in Game 2
That’s not cool man. You can’t just give up on a World Series game when we’re down two runs until its over.
seriously? we are only 2 down
After all those comebacks, your sucumbing to defeat?
One of these days, all you “OH FUCK IT, WE LOST THIS GAME IS OVER” guys will be proven right, and you’ll be so proud of yourselves.
One of these days… nah, probably not.
Lets go Matsui.
This is just ridiculous and I want to punch McCarver and Buck until my hand hurts!
Why, for pointing out the obvious? The Yankees are Cliff Lee’s bitch tonight.
man he is only at 94 pitches
way to make him work
Total domination. Incredible performance by Lee tonight.
fucking lee man, that creep is pitching.
best comment i have read all night, cept i think it should be “that creep can pitch”
It’s the 8th inning and it’s 10:22 PM? Inconceivable.
lee could very well pitch this entire thing himself
Lee is going to throw a complete game shutout.
That, he won’t do.
this is pathetic, lee probably comes out for the 8th. idk about the 9th hopefully we hit lidge
95 for Lee. Make him work more, take him out.
Two bad pitches by Sabathia are the difference in this game. Dammit Dammit. Dammit.
True. thats whats killing me. cc’s essentially matched him pitch for pitch.
Dominant offense tonight, very dominant. Think they have helped Cliff Lee more than Lee has helped himself.
Oh well, they need to come back and win tomorrow night. Those 3 games in Philly will be tough. CC, sorry your effort was wasted.
2 innings left chief.
This game ended 5 innings ago buddy.
A fucking 9 pitch 7th inning.
at least get his pitch count up dammit.
Wow. Feel free to correct me if i’m wrong, i certainly dont remember every game, but could this be our worst offensive game of the season?
Getting shut out by the Mets on a non-Johan pitcher is more embarrassing than Cliff Lee.
Think it’s more Lee than the Yanks. He’s having a great run here, and short of an aneurysm, won’t be coming out.
We have the most runs scored from the 7th inning on. Correct me if I’m wrong but that includes the 8th and 9th innings.
I think that game vs Lannan was pretty god damn bad. Oh and Doc Halladay destroyed us that one game in August.
CC 7 inning 2 run 4 hits and it was clear he had problems with his fastball control. gotta love it , even if we lose game 1
i haven’t seen any fat lady singing have you
couldnt really tell if she was fat under that big ass coat
here’s how this goes….no hits in the 8th, Jeter gets on, Damon K’s, Tex HBP…A-Rod walkoff HR
I’d give something of decent value for that.
I love how, even in your dramatic comeback fantasy, Damon still looks like shit.
What a gutless fucking effort
Winner of game 1 has won 12 of last 13 WS. Way to show up
YEAH BRO CANCEL THE FUCCN SEASON U R SO GODDAM RITE
What a gutless fucking comment.
You know who that 1 out 13 was?
OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOH YEAH BABY
Phil do your job and gank one of them dubyas.
cmon phil, you gotta get your control back today
let’s see which phil hughes this is
How is Lee getting such weak swings when he keeps falling behind 1-0 and 2-0?
They’re off balance. Lee has enough confidence to throw change-ups and curves on those counts.
He’s a really, really good pitcher. They’re generally difficult to hit.
Lee is pitching a gem. It looks like the Yanks are just chulking this up as a loss and will try to get Pedro tomorrow.
Phew that would not have been good.
Cliff Lee’s about to hand us a nice CG shutout.
He brought it, put it on the table, and opened it.
the Phillies have just been more aggressive at bat tonight. Lee has been out of this world though, tip your hat to that. hold them here and get em in the bottom of the inning
It’s really just been Utley.
this game is such fucking bullshit. The whole lineup is Cliff Lee’s bitch and they’re getting mowed down like a bunch of pussies. i’m holding out a little hope we’ll come back in the eighth/ninth, but this is seriously the worst the lineup has looked in months
We need a Cashman clubhouse visit.
Yayyy!! Charlie is here! Man we were waiting for you.
shut the fuck up already. i bet you were waiting for me cause clearly all you do is sit on the computer and make annoying comments. i bet you’re not even upset at all that the yankees might lose this game
i bet you were waiting for me cause clearly all you do is sit on the computer and make annoying comments.
At the irony of course.
Chill out there big man. I was waiting for you. I long for your comments.
i bet you’re not even upset at all that the yankees might lose this game
No, we’re just not unwise like you are. You mistake our calmness for disinterest, because you equate irrationality with passion when it’s merely irrationality.
whatever dude, but the irrationality is obviously a result of passion. and what i originally said may have been filled with expletives, but it was for the most part true
It was actually filled with expletives and entirely false.
You wouldnt recognize a pitcher (Lee) on top of his game if he smacked you in the face…
Ever hear the saying “Good pitching beats good hitting”?
on the bright side, there’s gotta be a ton in the tank for pedro tomorrow. right?
Remember the times when Hughes was a shutdown reliever. Those were good times…
Good work Phil. Good grief.
thats fucking great phil. jesus
Seriously, whats up with Hughes. Get it back Philty!
that was a terrible pitch
Ugh. Hate lead off walks.
Way to overthrow.
now pitch from the stretch and grow the fuck up.
Great leadoff walk.
And we all still wait for Phil Hughes to find his stuff.
Phil WTF. get your shit together and get Victorino to GIDP.
As good as Lee has been, every batter has had a pitch or two they could handle. This is the type of game where they’re going to watch the tape and kick themselves. But give Lee credit, he has them betwixt and between all night.
The offense is going to kick themselves HARD.
Good perspective: The Artist has it.
lots of hitters counts where they might as well been behind in the count. hes been hitting his spots all night and not allowing them to sit on anything.
Give lee credit. Don’t whine
i believe thats what i did
I agree with you. The change has been nasty the last few innings, but early on they were swinging through a lot of mistakes.
I concur with this assessment, but they’ll only really be kicking themselves if they lose which is far from determined.
Good thing we didn’t trade joba or Phil for lee
Yeah, it is a good thing.
Your really reaching buddy
Yes, it is.
Im sure they might throw 200 innings soon. 5 years?
Well Joba is good for 180+ next year, and Phil 150-ish. Or do you not really know about developing young pitchers?
Win a title or 2 or develop a starter???
WHY THE FUCK IS MY BURRITO TAKING THIS LONG TO COOK IN THIS MICROWAVE?!?!?!??!?!??!?!??!
Holy shit, I was actually going to make a “We should’ve traded for Lee!” joke, but your earnestness beat me to it.
come on find the zone with the way this lineup has embarassd themselves you can’t give up anymore
That wasn’t a fucking strike!
Hughes is shot
Wasn’t that a friggin’ strike?
WTF? Where did that pitch miss? Lee was getting that call all night.
Where was dat pitch?
1-0 pitch was a strike. But hey, umps are just awesome.
where have you gone Phil Hughes?
YEAA. Robertson up.
Holy shit, Phil.
Well this is good, just what we need.
really? is this what we need right now phil?
Phil Hughes has now walked 2 guys with an OBP under .300 this postseason.
It’s hard to pitch when the only “strikes” you can get is the middle of the damn plate.
Oh wait we don’t know if that is a strike with these fail umps.
ugh, THIS phil hughes showed up
Umm, Hughes? What’s up man?
Horrible throw JoPo, could have had it.
great thrwo ugh
Hughes FB command needss to come back.
That should be a K for Hughes.
Actually Tim, you unprepared douche, the Phillies have run on 3-0 counts a lot this year.
The Phillies have great plate discipline tonite
Alright. My patience is wearing thin. Seen enough of Phil Hughes this post-season. Dude can’t find the strike zone.
This might be last time we see Hughes pitch an 8th inning this year.
That would be a good thing correct?
Well he’s saying this year, so no.
Right, hopefully next time he pitches an 8th inning will be during a start next season.
I doubt that.
Because he’s been so good right?
Blowouts dont count.
Command: Phil does not has it.
OK, I’ve seen enough. Good night everyone, see you in game 2. It’s a long series, tonight is not the Yankees’ night.
Wow. It’s a 2-run game and only 10:30. That combo does not strike me as “goodnight” worthy.
Hughes can’t handle the pressha!
ANDY PETTITTE IS A STAHTIN PITCHA!
Where the hell is Coke?
THROW SOME STRIKES FOR ONCE
Phil’s been reading RAB. He thinks the game is over, apparently.
I think I’m having a heart attack.
Fuck the bullpen Mo excluded needs to straighten out their bullshit.
This is just unbelievable. Can’t pitch, can’t hit, wtf is going on with these damn guys. Keep playing like this, series will be over on sunday.
Yup CC can’t pitch.
Yup the offense never hits like you must point out every game despite the exact opposite happening.
And then the it’s over statement you’ve said like a thousand times by now in the Angels series.
Um, that is exactly what i said….. Oh wait, Phil Hughes was pitching when the statement was made…. Cliff Lee has used this line up like a cheep whore, AND I said IF IF IF IF IF they keep playing like this the series will be over.
I don’t mind you calling me out but fucking read what is written and stop twisting shit like you are Glenn Beck.
Wow Hughes. Come on. Step ya game up Now. Yankees need you. Wake the fuck up.
Ugh, what is up with Hughes this post season? Helluva time to go into a slump.
I could go for a double play and strikeout to follow.
Hughes leaving them in a tough spot, great. gotta get out of it.
Dude knows something we dont?
throw your god damn curveball hughes. and THROW A FUCKING STRIKE!!! holy shit, where has phil hughes gone???????
Shoulda brought in Hughes, I mean D-Rob, I mean Joba, I mean shoulda left CC in. Stupid Joe!
wow i think i might choke someone
This game is done.
ugh, now we have to rely on AJ tomorrow. Somehow that doesn’t make me feel good.
If we were playing the Mets I’d feel very confident in us getting a triple play here. Still, I don’t think Marte makes the same mistakes to Utley.
DP here. Book it.
Who’s going to get the Yankees walk off hit tonight?
I like you Bob.
A-Rod is the safe bet, no?
I said Po would be the POTG a lil while ago. So I’m sticking with that.
From PeteAbe tweet:
Nice hustle, Jorge. Yankees looking like they’re resting up for Game 2
Fuck PeteAbe. Made it to the WS after he left for that shit show in Boston.
He’s right on that one.
well he’s right this team looks awful
Hughes just walked 2 guys with a combined OBP of .327
is this only pitches not swung at? if so lees gotten generous calls.
I guess that settles the whole…”why did Joe let AJ start the 7th?” thing.
OK… Who expected this? (Phil sucking in the post season)
Come on Marte, be a beast.
Hughes pitching scared.
I’d be pitching scared when the only strikes you can get are right down the middle.
Of course we don’t know that since this ump is busy watching Cliff Lee.
Dude had a right to. Ball 2 was a joke.
i dont understand that. what constitutes the right or wrong game for him to do that?
True, but every pitcher gets screwed here and there. He’s acting like he has no margin for error, which apparently he doesn’t.
With AJ against this great lineup, it’s a real possibility we could go down 2 to Philly. And that would probably mean series over.
Just jump already. You have nothing to live for.
LET’S ALL FORGET THAT PEDRO IS PITCHING TOMORROW.
Why would that probably mean series over?
If that happens the series WILL be over. Bank on it.
Don’t encourage him, please. Kthxbye.
Your objectivity is astounding.
And now I remembered why I was staying away from here during the game…way to turn a great site into a cesspool of nonsense.
Not happening – but let’s not forget that the Yanks went down two against the Dodgers in ’78 and won the next four straight. They did the same against Atlanta in ’96. I’m not worried.
We give them this one. Win tomorrow. Take 2 out of 3 in Philly and win it in 6 maybe 7 back home.
That is awfully bold. Don’t see them taking 2 of 3 in Philly.
You didn’t see them winning the ALDS, or ALCS. You had them losing like 4-5 games that they won.
Your prediction powers suck ass. Stop predicting things.
great bases loaded by the imploding bull pen… just what they need, bases loaded with Howard coming up.
The bases are not loaded.
Say that again?
Your prediction powers suck ass. Stop predicting things.
I have nothing to add just wanted this to become clearer.
wow…maybe the Yanks are still drunk from the game 6 celebration…I mean they did party pretty hard and I here they had some good quality champagne in that clubhouse.
For all the people saying this game is over:
Think back to how many times you’ve said that this season and been wrong. Be honest. Start learning from your mistakes.
The record speaks for itself. Be smarter.
That is all.
I’ve done it before. I have repented and will not do it again.
If they keep saying it, it’ll happen again… !
This team is NEVER out of a game until it’s over!
If you don’t curse at people and bitch after seven and a half innings you are obviously not passionate and don’t care if the Yankees lose.
Jorge didn’t do Hughes any favors with his framing of those pitches. Still, on Hughes though
Why didn’t Huges get that call?
Nice pitch, Damaso.
Wow, huge out Marte.
He stilll sucks though, just like this team…
Still sucks just li. . . .hey, where’s Pat when I need him?
Damaso dropping the hook!
Good pitch Marte.
And Utley is finally retired.
Yes. He just wanted to pitch to the national league
‘Bout damn time they went away from Utley. He’s a dead pull hitter.
lets go, lets fucken GO.
holy shit marte. he’s actually been good this postseason
Maybe cc should take an utley tip from marte
Hey boys just got home from work.
Are the fairweather crybaby bridge-jumpers calling the Suicide Hotline yet over one partial game?
Eh, just two or three.
Yes and they’re making me sick.
Taking a quick look over the thread so far…
…ah, the answer is obviously “yes”.
Well, I’m not the least bit worried yet.
If we lose four games, then I’ll worry. Not until then. Not when I consider how this team has fought like crazy this year, no matter the score, no matter the inning.
Dude its pretty bad. I keep seeing a few names crying and moaning constantly and its a joke. Glad to see more real fans who, y’know, actually have some faith in the god damn team, showing up.
Hey, look, it’s David Robertson!
It’s actually The Ghost of Kei Igawa in a really good Halloween costume.
Marte did his job! Again!
so marte sucks, right trolls?
Alright, let’s see what K-Rob has. He’s been a hot topic here.
Oh, Robertson has been found
Marte does his job, a good one at that.
alright robertson, prove you really are the man
Damaso Marte >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Lefty hitters
Heeeey a KRob sighting. Things are looking up already!
I pwned Ian O Connor.
/looks for some way to make self happy.
I <3 you.
Nice. KRob in for four outs. Hopefully it will be tied by the 9th.
Good job Marte, that contract might work out after all.
Lol @ this comment.
After he gets hit, he’s a bum but now after 2 good outs he’s a good pitcher again.
Cash might of misread the market on Damaso but I’m happy to have him on the team
Marte did his job once again in this postseason.
Good job Damaso.
You’re rising on the depth chart. This guy is gonna get a full inning of work before the WS is over.
This game has been a tough one; the fact that we can’t get to that Phillies bullpen to test them, I’m going to say its going to take a miracle to pull this one out, especially the way that Lee is pitching; but Robertson coming in is a great site to see, hopefully he can perform and earn some trust from Girardi, who claims he has a bum shoulder.
ok so one positive, if we get out of this, then we make lee come in after a nice long sit on a cold wet night. we tie this in the bottom of the 8th!
hold em’ here and Swish redeems(if he really does need to) himself with a 2-run HR
Oh BTW. Kudos to Girardi for starting the inning with Hughes. Did not work out but I been bitchin’ about it all year.
anti- depressants can increase suicidal thoughts.
K-Rob?!?!?!?! It’s not the 12th! Where’s Joba?????
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