World Series Game One Spillover Thread VI

World Series Game One Spillover Thread V
Yanks have no answer for Lee, drop series opener

Who wants pie?

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World Series Game One Spillover Thread V
Yanks have no answer for Lee, drop series opener
  • bonestock94

    I’m gonna eat pie to get over my 24 hr depression

  • nathan

    Lets keep them pies ready

  • Pags

    Let’s use the WHOLE bullpen. Bring in Joba next. Then Gaudin. Then Mo.

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

    If they don’t win this game, I’ve got just one thing to say: Remember ’96.

    • Pags

      Andy remembers.

    • vin

      It has that feel doesn’t it? Lee is pitching like Maddux and Smoltz all in one.

    • HolyGhostClaw

      We’re not at ’96 desperation levels yet.

      Lets hope we win the next one if we can’t pull this one out.

    • Reggie C.

      We lost the first 2 games in that one. This staff isn’t as deep as the ’96 staff.

      • Chris

        In the 4 games the Yankees won in the ’96 WS, they started guys with ERAs of 2.88 (Cone), 4.68 (Rogers), 3.87 (Pettitte), 4.68 (Key). I like our chances better with Pettitte, CC and AJ.

        • dalelama

          One small detail the 09 Phillies are alot better ball club than the 96 Braves.

    • http://www.stonerh1@aol.com Bob Stone

      And 1978 – Down first two to LA Dodgers – Won the next four straight!!!

  • baka nakamura

    our bats could use some of that cialis tonight.

  • Evil Empire

    There ya go Mike. I knew you didn’t lose the faith, brother!

    Honestly, I just can’t let myself get stressed over this game. Life is too short, this series is too long, and this Yankee team is too good to let that happen.

    • SF Yanks

      That.

    • baka nakamura

      so utley is now mr october. fuck off buck.

      • baka nakamura

        sorry meant that to be a seperate post.

  • Jim

    It’s one game, I’m not overreacting. But, why the fuck do you use Bruney right there? He hasn’t pitched in years, it was only 4-0. I do not understand that move, whatsoever. And if someone can defend it to me, i’d be shocked. You had joba, ace, and coke out there. Wtf.

    But Lee has just been ridiculous. 2-0, 5-0, 8-0, doesn’t matter the way he’s pitching.

    • Arman Tamzarian

      I agree, why couldn’t Robertson come out again

    • Chris

      Bruney hasn’t pitched in a live game in a long time. You need to get him work if you ever want to use him, and there isn’t going to be a lower leverage situation than this. The hope would be that he works out his rust and can be effective in a future appearance.

      And 4 runs in the 9th is a big lead.

  • uuu

    This bullpen and dead offense is going to lead to an early exit

    • http://twitter.com/mikepop1027 Mike Pop

      What a surprise I NEVER see you around.

    • Pasqua

      An early exit from what, exactly? It’s the World Series.

    • HolyGhostClaw

      An early exit from the world series?

      Please sir, kindly kill yourself.

  • Brian

    As frustrating as this game has been I’m not too worried which is unlike me. I like the Yankees chances against the rest of the Philly rotation and I really think this offense will wake up for the rest of the series. Yankees will even it up tomorrow. Go Yankees!

  • http://leegrantphotography.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/madmax.jpg gxpanos

    Do the Yankees really only have one reliable reliever?

    That thought just hit me, and it’s depressing.

    • http://twitter.com/mikepop1027 Mike Pop

      Relax. We’ll be seeing plenty of the Phils bullpen.

      They ain’t doing what Lee did all series.

      Both of these teams have weaknesses.

      Game 1 would be nice to win, but confidence level – 10.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      Until the playoffs started, we had a few. Of course, before the playoffs started we also hit the snot out of the ball.

      • Chris

        Yankees are averaging 5.33 runs per game in the post season. They averaged 5.64 runs per game in the regular season. So the offense is basically the same as in the regular season.

        • dalelama

          how about an earned run comparison ???

  • BigBlueAL

    Im still trying to figure out how you bring in a pitcher who wasnt good enough to make the ALDS and ALCS roster into the 9th inning of a game you are only trailing by 4 runs.

  • pete

    damn it now jorge’s hr (after the a-rod GS) is only gonna tie it. we’re gonna have to wait till the 14th till swish knocks one out ftw. lame

  • JPM

    I do not like the idea of AJ pitching under stress in Game 2

    • Hova

      Just pray we get great AJ tomorrow and not “wheels fly off” AJ

      • http://twitter.com/mikepop1027 Mike Pop

        He’s going against Pedro Martinez.

        There ya go – feel better.

  • http://twitter.com/hopjake Jake H

    Hopefully this lights a little fire under them. They came out pretty flat. Lee had a lot to do that but their at bats were pretty poor all night. BP had an epic fail and other then Jeter no one seemed to have a good at bat.

    Also the home plate ump had the most unpredicatable zone I’ve ever seen.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      Also the home plate ump had the most unpredicatable zone I’ve ever seen.

      You must not watch a lot of baseball.

      • http://twitter.com/hopjake Jake H

        I watch a ton. I don’t mind if a guy has a wide zone or a narrow one. You just have to be consistent for everyone. Ump wasn’t at all.

        • Chris

          I agree. The most annoying part was when he called a pitch in the exact same spot a ball for Hughes, then a strike for Marte, then a ball for Robertson – all in the same inning.

          • http://twitter.com/hopjake Jake H

            That guy in the 8th was all over the zone. What’s funny is that Lee’s zone was pretty consistent all night but the Yankee BP had a changing one.

  • Summer

    i’m sure they all want pie, but as the saying goes, you can’t always get what you want. =/

    • Pasqua

      But if you try sometimes…

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

        and we don’t need this game

      • http://www.stonerh1@aol.com Bob Stone

        You just might find . . .

        • HolyGhostClaw

          you get what you neeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeed!

  • Jim

    And in 96 we lost MUCH worse than this in game 1. So no big deal. Size of deficit = irrelevant.

    • Pasqua

      And Jim Leyritz IS available…

    • putt

      Uggh…I was there. It was an ugly night. It all worked out well, tho. Here’s to happy endings!

  • Raf

    DP and get out of it

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

    “By Mike Axisa- Who wants pie?”

    Love the optimism, Mike. You folks from Valt-Minor are hardy souls.

    • Evil Empire

      Forgive my ignorance but I have no idea what Valt-Minor means and I’m curious what the heck you’re talking about.

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

          That’s some quality entertainment right there.

          • Evil Empire

            ah-ha, Star Trek-based inside joke. Now it all makes sense.

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

              He’s Maltese, hence the joke.

  • http://pinstripepalace.blogspot.com/ Brien Jackson

    Is anyone else wondering what Bruney has pictures of Girardi doing? They must be awfully bad.

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

      I bet he has pictures of Girardi eating ice cream in the clubhouse.

      • acb

        nah applejacks

      • Evil Empire

        That’s fucking hilarious.

      • http://pinstripepalace.blogspot.com/ Brien Jackson

        IETC

      • http://twitter.com/mikepop1027 Mike Pop

        Meh. Figured a W this game was highly improbable anyway.

        Let’s just see how he looks.

      • ShuutoHeat

        Was Victorino talking shit when he got up? Cause he was directing it at Posada.

  • GK

    Can someone answer me this? Why in the world with 2 outs, base-loaded in the 8th would you keep Mariano lounging in the bullpen? Bringing in Brian Bruney – I think it was established that he sucked months ago – is essentially waving the white flag.

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

      You want to bring Mo in to a losing cause?

      Also, he’s letting lots of guys get their feet wet in the World Series, get into the flow of things. It could pay off in the coming games.

      • GK

        2-0 may have been overcome or tied in the 9th.

    • Joe D.

      Howard against a lefty here. The Phils might get negative runs in this AB.

  • http://www.stonerh1@aol.com Bob Stone

    Now all we need is one and and a half grand slam home runs.

  • BigBlueAL

    Well I’ll say this, this loss aint as sad and depressing as the Knicks game tonight.

  • charlespoet

    So outside of CC, no pitcher can find the strike zone.

    Worst stat of the night – Yankees 0-1 with RISP. Just 1.

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

      Bruney and Marte found the strike zone.

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

      Moral of the story: You can’t fail with RISP if there aren’t any RISP.

  • ShuutoHeat

    All you need is love…all you need is loooooove… loves all you need..loves all you need….

    FUCK YOU BLACKBERRY COMMERCIAL. FUCK YOU.

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

      I don’t think I’d hate it so much if they actually showed a BlackBerry in it.

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

        I don’t think I’d hate it so much if it wasn’t a douchebag indie band covering the Beatles ironically in it.

  • ansky

    Not very concerned. Very atypical game from the Yanks tonight. Shoddy bullpen, dead bats, baserunning fail. Cant see that happening too often the rest of the series.

  • E-ROC

    The Yanks will hit six solo shots to win the game.

    • http://twitter.com/mikepop1027 Mike Pop

      2b, 1b, 1b, Hr, 2b, out, out, out.

      The momentum would be ours.

  • Mike from Buff

    Think of it this way: We’re icing Lee.

  • Raf

    no matter what happens here and in the bottom of the inning, its just one game. seriously, thats it. this team didnt win 103 games to just crawl in a hole

  • Jay

    I think Buck has a mini-gasm whenever he says the name Cliff Lee.

  • NatalMike

    Matsui and Swisher have been doing nothing lately, not to mention Tex. These bats have got to wake up soon.

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

      Matsui got a single…

      • trueblue

        And then played Mr Magoo wandering around the infield to get doubled up

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

          that was funny

      • Ghost of Scott Brosius

        Meh when one ground ball single is your highlight, things arent great

        • JMK aka The Overshare

          Jete had a double.

    • DreDog

      I like Matsui and Tex against Pedro. Not sure about Swish.

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

    Sigh.

    Can we hit the reset button, please?

  • E-ROC

    Make that seven solo shots.

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

      It’ll happen.

  • trueblue

    What an absolute bomb from top to bottom. 8 1/2 innings of shit.

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    I’m conceding defeat. Fuck optimism, I’m taking realism here.

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

      The thing is, now is the realistic time to do it.

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        You don’t concede defeat when it’s 2-0 in the 7th. 6-0 in the bottom of the 9th I feel is appropriate.

    • charlespoet

      oh you are so going to catch shit for that statement. be prepared.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Yayyyy! that play at the plate will inspire us to victory!

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

    SCREW YOU VICTORINO

    God, our highlight of the game is a well-executed cutoff play.

  • pete

    this game has been teh sux0r

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

    ohle!!! (sp?)

  • ShuutoHeat

    Was Victorino talking shit when he got up? Cause he was directing it at Posada……

  • Pags

    Greedy Phillies. Idiots. Let’s tie this up.

  • charlespoet

    Wow, I did not think the Yankees would look this bad, let alone lose. Just an ass kicking tonight.

    • http://twitter.com/mikepop1027 Mike Pop

      We hand em out a whole lot more than we take them.

      Frustrated but very excited for game 2 ;)

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

        If it only takes 6 runs to qualify as an ‘asskicking’ I will take that.

  • Hova

    I don’t care about the loss or lack of offense. The bullpen is the most concerning thing of the night. All these guys looked terrible tonight.

    Nothing Girardi can do about this, so I hope the idiotic press lays off.

    • ShuutoHeat

      You know the friggin Media is going to jump on Joe G, regardless.

    • Raf

      Marte did his job. outside of him there was nobody that stepped up.

  • Joe D.

    Damn, six runs.

    We can’t pull this off. It would be, like, one of the greatest comebacks of all time.

    There’s no way.

    We’re done pause NOT!

    /borat’d

  • ansky

    tomorrow AJ will set the tone by hitting Utley in the hip with a 95mph FB. Yanks bats will wake up.

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

    I’m ready to go extreme brightside right now:

    The Yankees scored six runs with two outs in Game Five of the ALCS. It can happen.

    • http://www.stonerh1@aol.com Bob Stone

      From your lips to Mo’s ears.

    • http://twitter.com/mikepop1027 Mike Pop

      We face Pedro Martinez tomorrow night.

      That’s a bright spot.

      Jeterian!

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

        WHO BUT?!

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

      yes they did

  • Jay

    Every fan that left the stadium early should never be allowed to attend a World Series game at Yankees Stadium again.

    • Brooklyn Sean

      Seriously, what a bunch of ingrates.

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

    Okay maybe they are reading RAB…

  • Raf

    4 baserunners all night is just ridiculous. end this shutout.

  • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

    My brother called me in the third inning and kept me from going on a mindless homicidal rage for most of the game until my phone died.

    So now it’s up to you all to keep people alive.

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

      why should we when our team can?

    • http://twitter.com/mikepop1027 Mike Pop

      Pedro tomorrow night.

      • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

        ~What’s your name? Who’s your daddy?~

        Thank you. I am almost functional again.

  • charlespoet

    PeteAbe

    What’s more embarrassing, how the Yankees played or how their fans deserted the Stadium after the seventh inning?

    I am going with the performance.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      It’s a tough call.

    • Arman Tamzarian

      I’d go with people who paid a lot of money to watch this game, especially a team with lot’s of comebacks

    • Raf

      maybe PeteAbe should concern himself with why no one showed up for Game 1 in Fenway

    • danny

      haha quotes like that remind me why i love RAB more than any other yankee site

  • Joseph M

    The biggest thing you take away from this fiasco is Hughes, he can’t be used in any mor high leverage situations. From now on the 8th inning guy is Joba and the Yanks are going to have to take a chance and start CC on three days rest.

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

    Woo, a runner.

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

    Victorino FAIL!

  • Brian

    Rally! Rally! Rally!

  • ansky

    Joe Buck and McCarver are making this game soooooo much worse.

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

      they really are

  • http://www.stonerh1@aol.com Bob Stone

    Here we go!!!

  • Arman Tamzarian

    Let’s avoid the shut out

  • TJ

    Here we go!

  • Reggie C.

    Dj’s third hit of the night. What a captain! ‘cept nobody picked up the slack.

  • DreDog

    Can we get Lee’s pitch count up? Small victories.

  • Pags

    MVP of Game One = Cliff Lee’s gum. Same stick the whole game.

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

      Haha, IETC.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Girardi just completely misplayed that. Bringing in Bruney is essentially conceding the game. That’s not that terrible- i don’t think any of us felt very good about it going into that inning. However, once he is in you must recognize that you have conceded. You must leave him out there, good or bad. Pulling him when he starts to predictably suck is not the right move. We have now shown them almost our entire bullpen. Did Utley and Howard need to see our second lefty already? The mop-up guy is not in there to help you win. He’s in there to mop up, and it won’t look pretty. Pulling the mop up guy only creates an even worse mess.

  • cjc

    you run into a buzz saw it happens sometimes nothing you can do about it but the pen looked just terrible nothing good about tonight thank god the series is 7 games

  • Sam

    P is for PeteAbe and Pandering:

    http://www.boston.com/sports/b.....roids.html

    PeteAbe is dead to me. Dropkick Murphys? Fucking seriously, Pete?

  • Hey Philly, Yankees ain’t the Rays

    I was at Game Six, and my friend and I were debating… I know it sounds blasphemous, but after he retires in 10 years or so…do we rename it “Jeter Stadium”?

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      Heh. you don’t really do that with players, no one has. and no way in hell you do it when your the new york yankees

      • Hey Philly, Yankees ain’t the Rays

        OK…. then how about…. “New Jeter”? The City that borders “New Jersey”. rather alliterative, no?

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

    BRING IN LIDGE!

  • Pags

    We have a pulse.

  • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

    I like the start of this inning.

  • stew

    You know what would really hurt, is if we rally and finish with 4 or 5 runs. Talk about frustration…

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

      I might be OK with the Paul O’Neill Rule coming into effect.

  • cjc

    boy those tack ons were huge yay Brian Bruney

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

      phil came up first. me no likey teh favoritism

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    How pissed will we all be if they score 4 this inning

  • Joe D.

    Well, it took eight innings, but they are timing Lee nicely now.

    Hehehehe.

    WE WANT LIDGE.

  • Hova

    Finally, we show some life.

  • aje

    Why the hell didn’t they start this in the 1st, 4th , 7th?

  • http://leegrantphotography.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/madmax.jpg gxpanos

    Nice job boys. Let’s get a few more good AB’s. You probably wont make 6 runs, but get the scale moving in the opposite direction.

  • goose

    As Bon Jovi says:

    “Cliff Lee’s Love is like bad medicine”

  • TJ

    Tex 3-run shot now!

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Even though my brain tells me this is good, I can’t even force a smile. I’m also drunk and it’s taking me a very long time to find the letters on my keyboard.

    I’m so depressed I’m looking forward to work tomorrow.

    Help. I need it.

  • Joe D.

    Good, more pitches for Lee.

    Let’s make his arm nice and sore.

    20-pitch AB here, Tex.

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

    This is obviously subjective because I don’t have the memory to recall every pitch to Tex but it seems as though his pitch selection has been quite poor in the playoffs.

    • Pasqua

      You could put it on a tee right now and there’s a chance he’d swing through it.

    • charlespoet

      No memory needed, just watch his AB’s tonight, they are all consistent with his approach in the ALCS. Only a missed location by the pitcher has leant itself to a hit.

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      Hes pulling an Arod, trying to bust out of a slump with huge swings at everything

  • http://twitter.com/mikepop1027 Mike Pop

    BYE BYE SHUTOUT!

    WOOOOOOO

  • trueblue

    The fact that Tex cant catch 85 is a terrible sign

  • DreDog

    NO SHUTOUT!!!
    We got this in 6!!!

  • Pags

    A run!!!

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

    Shutout GONE!

    I feel better already.

  • Pasqua

    No whammy. No whammy. No whammy. No shut out!

  • Jay

    Stick that cake up your ass McCarver.

    And the icing.

    • ShuutoHeat

      Let’s hope that cake has habanero icing.

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

    Lidge! Lidge! Lidge!

  • Evil Empire

    We’re a 5 run HR away from tying!

    • trueblue

      We need MTV Rock and Jock rules

  • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

    FUND-AH-MENTALZ.

    Jeter >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Rollins

  • Salty Buggah

    Fuckin Utley and his great D. Got an out. If Tex got a single, we would have came back I think.

  • YankeeScribe

    Shutout over. Respect redeemed.

    Now lets make Lee break a sweat

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    TEIXEIRA!!!!

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      5 MO RUNZ!

  • Brent

    Those bullpen runs are looming large…

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

    Paul O’Neill theory FTW.

  • http://twitter.com/mikepop1027 Mike Pop

    Fucking gay. That should of just made it up the middle… Boo you Phillies great up the middle defense.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    breaking up the shutout makes me considerably happier. we have the momentum now…kind of

  • aje

    Bench swisher tomorrow?

    • trueblue

      Nice night by Arod… I sure hope his asshole hasn’t re puckered

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

      Because Hinske and Gardner are such better options, right?

      • aje

        anything is better than nothing, right?

      • trueblue

        Right now… YES

        • http://twitter.com/mikepop1027 Mike Pop

          I have to agree.

          Why not give Hinske a shot. It’s no big deal.

          • aje

            didn’t mean to be confrontational with my yankee fans but I’m seriously pissed every time I see swisher up.

  • Pasqua

    It’s getting to that, “Why is Lee still in?” time of the game, especially if they’re serious about short rest for him.

    • aje

      good let him burn out the arm.

  • Reggie C.

    DAMN AROD. You missed your pitch!

  • Raf

    Manuel is really pushing Lee to get the CG.

  • charlespoet

    Derek Jeter 3 of the Yankees 6 hits. Bad sign.

    • http://twitter.com/mikepop1027 Mike Pop

      Pedro Martinez, Cole Hamels, and Joe Blanton are NOT Cliff Lee.

    • Reggie C.

      yep.

      Arod’s 3 Ks are an even worse sign. He’s the only guy hitting with power till tonight.

  • http://twitter.com/mikepop1027 Mike Pop

    A-Rod you unclutch bastard ;)

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

      He wasn’t in a position to tie the game so he didn’t really try.

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

    Jesus, Alex. He’s looked pretty crappy tonight.

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    This whole game is sad trombone.

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

      So’s your face.

  • Clueless Joe

    Looks like the old A-Rod is back

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      i hope this is sarcasm. otherwise your a real jackass

  • Salty Buggah

    Damnit Alex, stop yo chasin man.

  • Pasqua

    Can’t wait to hear the “A-Rod’s choking” bullshit tomorrow.

  • danny

    well at least the shutout is gone..

  • aje

    Like Whitey Ford being pelted with pretzels, this is a black day for baseball.

  • Joe D.

    God damn it, A-Rod.

    You shoulda channeled the long lost stat-padder in you.

  • danny

    btw yeesh bad night for a-rod

  • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

    Kate stopped putting out.

  • ansky

    no way that pitch was 99mph!

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    hahahahahahah 99 on the gun?

  • ShuutoHeat

    God I wanna pay a visit to fucking Rollins and wipe that fucking smirk off his face. He really pisses me off.

    • CT Yankee

      You sound like a met fan

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    If only the bullpen didn’t blow this game up.

  • DreDog

    Lee is ruined or wounded for game 4, no?

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

      Joe Blanton is just as good as Lee. We’re toast!!

  • aje

    f@#*@&#@* this game.

  • Clueless Joe

    Nice to see that Cluless mismanaged the bull pen and his line up once again. Costing the Yankees another game.

    • Pasqua

      By mismanaging the bullpen you mean he USED his bullpen? Because I’ve got news for ya’…it’s going to happen again. Oh, and there’s a good chance the result will be a lot better.

      • Lanny

        Not bringing in Coke to face Ibanez in the 8th is unforgivable.

        Why even have 2 lefty’s!

        • http://twitter.com/mikepop1027 Mike Pop

          This is batshit insane.

          Robertson >>>>> Coke in that situation no doubt about it.

          Got what we wanted, a ground ball – just in the wrong spot.

  • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

    Lee’s getting some more jizz on that cap tonight.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      Is that how a lady speaks?

      • http://twitter.com/mikepop1027 Mike Pop

        That’s how I like my woman.

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Wah Wah Waaaaahhhhhp. Let’s get Game 2.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    The annoying thing is that everyone will act like the phillies will own us, but really it was just lee. also-lay off the breaking balls

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

    Oh, Jorge. You look as bad as I used to on curveballs.

  • Raf

    whatever they get them tomorrow. Lee isnt pitching like that again this series.

  • ansky

    Joe and McCarver just jizzed on each other.

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

      It’s only gay if you make eye contact.

      • http://twitter.com/mikepop1027 Mike Pop

        You’ve never had a gay fantasy?

        Two guys in a hot tub?

        • http://twitter.com/mikepop1027 Mike Pop

          /South Park’d

  • Pags

    Cliff Lee will allow Pedro to chew his gum tomorrow.

  • Clueless Joe

    Let the Cashman Girardi firing watch begin.

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

      Let the Cashman Girardi firing watch retard circus begin.

      (fixed that for ya, bro)

  • http://twitter.com/mikepop1027 Mike Pop

    Tim McCarver is quite arroused.

  • charlespoet

    Well at least that ass kicking is over.

    Cannot wait to hear the post game from Girardi. Bullpen blew this one to the out of reach point.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      Our lack of hitting blew this one out of reach.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      Besides, what do you want Girardi to do? Throw out Gaudin, Aceves and Joba instead? Girardi had VERY LITTLE to do with the Yankees losing.

      • Lanny

        How about putting in Coke to face Ibanez in the 8th?

        Down 2-0 is a little different than 4-0.

  • goose

    How many times has Buck said in sort form “cliff lee”. I think he will have it tattoed on his sorry white ass

  • MAMO

    Win tomorrow.

  • trueblue

    This was fucking disgusting

    Rollins will be right if Tex, Damon, Posada, Swisher, Matsui, and Cano start hitting. Embarassing showing in the forst game of teh WS.

    I’d also like to that the bullpen for taking a decent CC start and wiping your asses with it.

  • Reggie C.

    Good news: Cliff Lee just pitched what likely will be the best pitching performance of the ’09 series.

    Bad News: Cliff Lee just pitched … (you get it).

  • Evil Empire

    Frustrating? Yeah, no question. Cause for concern? Only if the concern is for an endless amount of bitching and moaning.

    Yankees won’t quit as a team so I can’t quit as a fan.

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

      I’ve learned to never underestimate the depth of self-loathing in certain Yankees fans.

  • CT Yankee

    Win the next two and this never happened

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

    Oh well. Lee was good. We’ll get ‘em tomorrow.

    Confidence Level: We’re still gonna fuckin kill ‘em.

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      Amen.

    • ansky

      This.

    • http://www.stonerh1@aol.com Bob Stone

      Definitely – Feast on Pedro – “Who’s Your Daddy?” The offense is so due to break out.

  • Pasqua

    Just to throw it out there…

    Lee threw about 120 pitches tonight and is brutally unaccustomed to pitching on short rest. Methinks Game 4 will be a different story.

    To bed.

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

    Hughes kinda dicked us tonight.. It’s funny though, a lot of people would’ve bitched if Joe went with someone else rather than Hughes.

    • trueblue

      Real question: Can Joe trust Phil to get a big out going forward? Kid looks fucking rattled.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      As they should, right? Hughes is still our best option not named Mo, right? At what point does he cease to become our best option?

      Seriously, I’m not patronizing, I just want to know.

      • Ghost of Scott Brosius

        I was in favor of robertson…now idk. Joba?

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

        I feel Joe should go with his gut. I’m not pulling some hindsight shit. I’m just saying, if a dude like Joba came in(whether he got the job done or not) people would whine. It’s just so annoying how so many people must always find a reason to blame the manager rather than say, “hey, the player fucked up, Joe made the right move.”

        • Lanny

          He obviously cant trust Hughes. Going to be a long series if someone else doesnt step up quick. Thats you Joba.

        • Brooklyn Sean

          amen.

      • trueblue

        What has he done in the post season beside put runners on base? He looks different right now.

  • http://twitter.com/mikepop1027 Mike Pop

    Honestly. I’m not even all that upset.

    Cliff Lee looked like Jesus Christ himself out there.

    Did Cliff Lee make a deal with the devil?

    • Lanny

      How can you not be upset after losing Game 1 of the WS?

      • http://twitter.com/mikepop1027 Mike Pop

        Cause I don’t freak out. It was Cliff Lee, not Pedro Martinez.

      • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

        “All that upset” = being rational about the loss.

  • danny

    boo. go get pedro tomorrow

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    All the cliff jumpers, calm down. If we lose tomorrow and look this bad then MAYBE we can almost start to panic. We faced a very very good pitcher on top of his game tonight. We will be ok. We are a very good team. They havent let us down yet. It’s always rough after a night like this, but I trust them. Let’s go Yankees!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/hopjake Jake H

    Pretty bad performance by 8 guys on the O. Jeter was the only one who stepped up.

  • ansky

    Meh, I think the Yanks were just bummed that Jay-Z performance was pushed back and it showed in their play. Wait til tomorrow…they’re going to put on a show!

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

      And I think we’ve found our answer.

  • charlespoet

    So people reference 96 – the big difference between this team and 96 is that the 96 team could hit good pitching. This team feasts on bad pitching, even bad performances by good pitchers like Beckett, but they struggle when a pitcher throws strikes.

    Does that mean their approach is wrong because they are waiting on a mistake or do they just not know how to adjust to a pitcher throwing strikes?

    • Raf

      no im sure that the 9 guys in the lineup, who have all had success at the major league level, have made multiple All Star games and are some of best players at their positions, cannot adjust to a pitcher throwing strikes. they must have skipped that class in the minors.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      This team hits all pitching. I honestly have no idea what you are talking about.

    • TheLastClown

      The 96 team lost the first two games of the WS.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      [citation needed]

    • fresh

      yeah because the phillies have glavine and smoltz goin in game 2 and 3….

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

      The 96 team lost the first game 12-1.

  • Reggie C.

    We kinda HAVE TO get to Pedro Martinez tomorrow night. All pressure is on the Yankee Lineup to come up big. AJ Burnett has to keep the Phillies down to a pair of runs like CC did tonight. Hope i’m not asking for too much.

    That’s why we play to win FOUR games!

  • http://twitter.com/mikepop1027 Mike Pop

    Woman willing to trade sex for World Series tickets?

    • DreDog

      Where have you been. She’s a Phillies fan!

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    FWIW, the Nats weren’t a bad offensive team. You’d think he could do a little offense. Just a little. Like, a smidgeon.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      *a little research.

      • TheLastClown

        Research is offense! Knowledge is power!

        /Reading Rainbow’d

  • trueblue

    This isn’t just 1 game. Too many guys have been sucking ass the entire post season- it was fine against the Twins becasue they just weren’t very good. Against LA dominant pitching and bad D carried us.. CC already has a L and the O still looks like shit.

    There isn’t a magic switch they can just turn on. Any life from teh O and I’d feel better, but this has been on going.

  • TheLastClown

    Damn, that was frustrating.

    Not so much because of Lee though. I voted in the poll for the Yanks in 6, expecting those two losses to come most probably in Lee’s starts.

    Hughes’ mechanical problem still doesn’t seem to be fixed, which is unfortunate. I’d rather see him get hit than doling out BBs.

    And I was wondering while I was watching what you guys thought about bringing in Bruney before JOba in the 9th? The game was at a manageable 4 run deficit coming in, and I figured Joba as being higher on the BP depth list than Bruney.

    Perhaps Joe was trying to see what he had in Bruney for the postseason, being that he hasn’t pitched in a while, but it doesn’t seem appropriate. I mean, if it was a laugher, I get it, you can explore that for the information of it. But when a slam could tie it? With all the late inning heroics we’ve seen so far this postseason, I wasn’t really sweating it until that 5th run was given up. *Not true I was sweating it for Hughes*

    Well, chalk it up to Lee’s dominance at any rate, and at least the Yankees have still never been shut out in Game 1 of the World Series.

    Pedro’s getting annihilated tommorow.

    The sins of the daddy…

    • Pags

      Hughes got robbed by the umps. He was not as bad as the umps made him look.

  • aje

    they’ve been doing this lack of hitting off starters ALL postseason long. And now, it’s ridiculous the only trustworthy guy outside of Mo is Damaso marte..

    • TheLastClown

      This is the only game where they haven’t scored at least 4 runs.

      In the postseason you see the best starters. Pedro will not give length tomorrow. Even if he pitches well for 5+, we expose the soft underbelly of the Phillies’ BP.

      Same with Hamels & Blanton.

      No problem. Yanks in 6.

      • Pags

        Nope. Yanks in 5.

        • Chris

          I still think it’s going to be Yanks in 4.

    • Joe D.

      5.33 runs per game going into tonight.

      But I suppose facts are irrelevant when they don’t support your point.

      My apologies.

      • Joe D.

        In fairness, you did say “off starters”.

        I’m off-base, then.

        In that case, I’ll point out the incredibly small sample size combined with the higher quality of starting pitching.

  • Pags

    Bright Side: CC pitched a great game, the Captain is hitting, the Yankees did not give up, the Phillies only have one Cliff Lee on long rest.

    Dark side: Bullpen worries for the Yankees, Bullpen rested for the Phillies, Tex, Swish, and Arod looked overmatched at the plate, McCarver and Buck are still talking.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      CC did not pitch a great game. He was alright but not great. Even though he only gave up two runs (on meatballs), he missed his spots for about half of his start.

      • Pags

        I’ll give the Phillies 2 runs on any other night vs. the Yankees lineup. CC was not his best – but he was still great.

        • http://twitter.com/mikepop1027 Mike Pop

          Did he get the win? No. Therefore he was shit.

          /alex gonzalez’d

        • JMK aka The Overshare

          I’m not trying to be a downer, but he was simply good, not great. Great would be 8 innings, a few scattered hits, 10 ks and a run or less. He just wasn’t that sharp. His pitch count was high, he was erratic in the early innings, found his groove, but still made mistakes. His performance should have been good enough for us to win, but it wasn’t great. We seem to have different standards.

  • ansky

    watching the recap…Charlie “Goober” Manuel laughing in the dugout all game really pisses me off!

    • Brooklyn Sean

      I wanted to smack Lee for being a dick and showing the Yanks up with that casual fly ball catch.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    I’d just like to add the following, because I have nowhere else to put it:

    Pete Abe was always an a-hole, but he was our a-hole. Now he’s just an a-hole, and I want to smack him in his face. In lieu of that, I will take 8 IP 1 ER from AJ tomorrow night.

    • trueblue

      I’d lop a nut off for 8 ip 1 er from AJ tomorrow.

      • Lanny

        No beat writer rooted against the Yanks as much as Pete Abe.

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

      I’ve always hated him because I’m one of Al’s biggest fans.

      Same shit now, luckily, I don’t have to read his writing.

    • Hova

      Fat bastard was ripping the yankees all night with sarcastic comments on his twitter account. Triple-chinned fcuk.

    • http://twitter.com/mikepop1027 Mike Pop

      Yeah, I stopped following him. Tired of the shit he spews.

    • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

      As soon as the postseason began I took him off my twitter feed and decided not to check in on his blog. Post-LoHud he’s just spewing forth opinions to amuse himself without the small filter he seemed to have before.

  • Tom Zig

    So we lost to a good pitcher…I’ll start worrying if Pedro shuts us down

    • YankeeScribe

      +1

    • Chris

      Pedro ’09 = Kazmir ’09

  • Lanny

    Lee outpitched CC. Thats fine. One ace outduels another. It just shows this is at least a 6 game series and our big advantage in SP in games 2-3 better be taken advantage of.

    The real worry is Clueless Joe not going to Coke in the 8th to face Ibanez with the game still 2-0 and winnable.

    Why even have 2 lefty’s? Isnt that the exact spot hes there for?

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      How’s the weather in Brazil this time of year?

      • http://twitter.com/mikepop1027 Mike Pop

        To Lanny:

        h/t to Jamal

        You do realize that Robertson kills LHB and is stingy with the HR, Ibanez has a near-1.000 OPS vs LHP, and Coke is HR prone, yes?

        http://twitter.com/JamalG_BB/status/5249709021

      • Lanny

        Always with a good response J. Can always count on you for useless non baseball comments that add nothing to a discussion. Keep up the good work bud.

        • JMK aka The Overshare

          I’m a bit star-struck that you even responded.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Because Ibanez crushed lefties this year, and Robertson has a reverse platoon split. Basically Ibanez hit lefties better than righties this year, and Robertson got lefties out more than righties.

      • Lanny

        He takes Robertson out when kendricks up but leaves him in for Ibanez. A lefty. That has to be Cokes batter especially after Robertson walks Werth.

        • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

          Did you not read what I just said? Ibanez is better against lefties. Robertson is great against lefties. It was the right move. The fact that Joe made the wrong move with Robertson last week doesnt change that.

          • Chris

            Kendrick is better against power pitcher like Robertson than junkballers like Aceves. And the move basically worked – he got a (relatively) weak groundball. It’s not like Kendrick crushed it.

            Girardi always plays the better matchup numbers wise. Sometimes it takes a while to realize what those numbers are.

  • aje

    Will 122 pitches keep Cliff Lee from pitching on short rest?

    • Tom Zig

      He hasn’t pitched on short rest ever, but i’m not sure if that means anything.

      I hope so though

      • ShuutoHeat

        Thats something that I hope will prove useful for us. He’s got control and all, but I’m not sure he has the kind of stamina for pitching on 3 days rest.

  • aje

    Wanda Sykes is not funny. Just thought I’d add that.

  • baka nakamura

    glad we broke the shut out just to break that aura the phils were feeling. tomorrow’s another day.

    • http://twitter.com/mikepop1027 Mike Pop

      We got ALL the momentum!

      …reaching for bright spots

  • mustang

    I picked Yankees in 7 and a dog fight and don’t like AJ tomorrow so they might go down 0-2.
    By then everyone will be off the bandwagon and that’s ok by me it just makes it that much sweeter when they win.

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

      AJ will not be out-pitched by our son. Write that shit down.

    • DreDog

      I’ll be worried at 0-3. Otherwise, it’s full steam ahead.

    • TheLastClown

      While it would be an awesome narrative for the Yanks to storm back from 0-2 in Philly, AJ will outperform Pedro tomorrow.

    • mustang

      I just don’t like the way AJ lines up against these guys they eat mistakes fastballs for lunch. I hate Pedro, but put him on stage and he just figures shit out he is going to give them length. I just hope it becomes a battle of bullpens.

      No worries still in 7.

      • mustang

        Yanks in 7

  • ShuutoHeat

    What really pissed me off tonight is McCarver’s lil hack weezing laugh when Lee caught the pop up like a half ass douche. That was a double WTF for me, both the catch and the laugh.

    • ansky

      yeah that catch was some bullshit. i hope the yanks remember that.

      • ShuutoHeat

        Ugh they should print a gigantic poster of Lee making that half ass showing-you-up catch and tape it in the clubhouse, then play a loop of McCarver’s fucking laugh after that catch to remind them the humiliation brought onto them by fucking McCarver and Lee.

      • Brooklyn Sean

        when he comes to bat at citizens whoever is pitching should plunk that shit-eating grin right off his face.

  • Big Mike

    PWNED.

    No sense panicking, but if they let Pedro bend them over like Cliff did tonight, wave goodbye.

    Two things have to happen mañana: AJ has to keep his head out of his ass and the Yanks need hit like a team that scored 915 runs this year.

    Pathetic tonight. I’m ashamed of them.

    • http://twitter.com/mikepop1027 Mike Pop

      I’m ashamed of you.

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

        Nah you ain’t. In order to be ashamed of something/someone you must hold some type of expectation of them.

        It’s aight Pop, let the haters hate. They gonna be gone soon enough.

        • Big Mike

          I’m not hating. Just stating the obvious. Cliff Lee owned the Yankees tonight. Granted I worded it a little differently, but I think you guys got the point.

      • Big Mike

        You’re a piece of shit and I’m ashamed of you.

        Kidding aside, CC battled and kept them alive. The bats were deplorable tonight.

        Wake up tomorrow or goodnight until April.

        • http://twitter.com/mikepop1027 Mike Pop

          Even though I do not agree with what you say, I would die for your right to say it.

        • Chili Davis

          Goodnight if they’re down 2-0? Were you around in ’96?

          • http://twitter.com/mikepop1027 Mike Pop

            Can’t compare now and 96.

            We’d all be a little nervous if the team was down 2-0.

            It would just be natural, there is nothing wrong with that. I’d probably cry myself to sleep.

            • Chili Davis

              I’d be nervous too, but I sure as hell wouldn’t be giving up on these guys. They were the comeback kids all year, and they’ll win tomorrow to square this fucker up. Believe it.

              • Big Mike

                Yes, I was around in ’96.

                Yes, I think they will lose the series if down 0-2 after tomorrow.

                I feel fairly confident about a win tomorrow though.

  • donttradecano

    Pedro isnt making it past 5 tommorow.

  • stuart

    i complain about many girardi moves but he did nothing wrong tonight.

    hughes sucked, robertson was a little unlucky, and bruney still stinks.

    man who has worse ab’s swisher, tex, or cano. hard to choose between those losers. when is tex going to get some grief???

    matsui went to the cano and posada school of baserunning. counting on the hick tommorrow, wow……….

    • Chris

      I have no real issue with Matsui there. He was basically screwed because of how the ball was hit. If he heads back to the bag, Rollins lets it bounce and turns the DP. If he stays off the bad, Rollins catches it and turns the DP.

  • ansky

    If/when Tex starts hitting, this series is over. He just has to get that stroke back.

  • stuart

    cc shook jorge off twice on the 2nd Hr pitch…

    cc pitched well just Lee made the yanks looked like little boys..

    hughes looks like crap, what excuse does he have?

    • TheLastClown

      No excuses for Hughes. I still give him the ball, there’s no reason he shouldn’t pitch well.

      I do quibble a bit with Bruney over Joba in the 9th though.

      And I’d bring Coke out as the first lefty.

      These are minor quibbles though, as the offense was stifled against Lee.

      • Chris

        Bruney needs to pitch. I would much rather have him shake off the rust when they’re down 4 in the ninth than if they’re up 1 in the 11th.

  • sk

    remember ’96 they will win

  • Bronx Bomber

    Everyone calm the fuck down. These are the defending World Champs for christ’s sake and they just rolled out one of the best in the biz. We routinely lost game 1’s during our dynasty runs.

    We need to roll out Mo for more than one inning this series, it’s pretty obvious the bridge is weak right now…

  • dc184

    POSADA better be catching tommorow!!!!