World Series Game Three: Yankees @ Phillies

Once again, it's CC in Game Four
World Series Game Three Spillover Thread

It wouldn’t be a Yankee playoff game without crappy weather, so of course the forecast tonight calls for a chance of rain. Eh, whatever, it’ll be fine.

As for the game, the Yanks will get their second crack at 2008 World Series MVP Cole Hamels this year, after he held them to just two runs in six innings. Hamels has gotten rocked so far this postseason, who has put 20 runners in base in just 14.2 IP over three starts, including 6 (!!!) homers allowed. The Bombers have hit just .222-.258-.349 in the World Series so far, so hopefully they can get back on track tonight.

Andy Pettitte will get the ball on five day’s rest, working for the first time since he sent the Angels back to SoCal will their halos between their legs. Charlie Manuel says Pettitte’s stuff is dwindling, so I’m really hoping lefty makes Manuel eat his words tonight.

Here’s the starting nine(s):

Yankees
Derek Jeter, SS
Johnny Damon, LF
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Jorge Posada, C
Robinson Cano, 2B
Nick Swisher, RF
Melky Cabrera, CF
Andy Pettitte, SP (14-8, 4.16)

Philadelphia
Jimmy Rollins, SS
Shane Victorino, CF
Chase Utley, 2B
Ryan Howard, 1B
Jayson Werth, RF
Raul Ibanez, LF
Pedro Feliz, 3B
Carlos Ruiz, C
Cole Hamels, SP (10-11, 4.32)

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Once again, it's CC in Game Four
World Series Game Three Spillover Thread
  • Jay

    What are the odds this series goes 7? I think pretty good

    • Mike bk

      when we tonight, 0.

      • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

        *win*?

  • V

    Wow. Rosenthal just told the MLB Network that CC on 3 days rest is a good idea.

    Fucking two-face.

  • Salty Buggah

    It”s too bad I have to write an essay by 11 tonight while watching the game.

    And this Philly version of Empire State of Mind sucks ass

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6ZI76XNKkk

    • Jay

      You seem to always have essays to write or books to read on the night of Yankee games.

      And what teacher would make an assignment due at 11 on a Saturday? I think you have a right to not write it on principle…

      • Salty Buggah

        Well, he assigned it on Monday but being me, I like to procrastinate. Yea, I always usually have an essay due Tuesday or Thursday (and only twice Saturday so far) and Yankees games are usually on on those days.

        • Jay

          Sucks man. At least you have the time change, should buy you a bit of time, no?

          • Salty Buggah

            Doesnt that start after midnight though?

  • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

    These Phillies are such cocky, overarrogant bastards that I hope we EMBARASS them.

    They’ve een talking shit all series. Let’s kick their ass.

    • Salty Buggah

      I know huh?! The players, their fans, and even their newspapers are arrogant and unclassy. Apparently, their fans waited for the Yanks team bus to give them the on-finger salute.

      • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

        I mean, really. Pettite has diminishing stuff (cough 87 MPH fastball Pedro cough)? Thjey can hit Mariano Rivera because they’ve hit other closers? What kind of shit is that?

        I didn’t know they were that they were such arrogant sons of bitches.

        • Salty Buggah

          And Mr. 97 Career OPS+ one-time bullshit MVP overrated Rollins talks a lot of shit for being an average player.

          • http://www.nomaas.org/images/pedro_daddy.jpg Joe D.

            Gosh, I wish we could get Yankee fans to chant “Two-Ninety-Six” (Jimmy’s OBP) when Rollins comes to plate in Yankee Stadium.

            Since we’re gonna knock this baby out in Philly, may have to wait until 2010.

            Darn.

      • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

        Accosting the Dodgers after the Phillies secured their place in WS was even worse. What a collection of douchebags. I hope we get to see some tears in Philly. Girls, grown men, green men…whomever.

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

          always sunny reference?

          • http://www.newyorkjets.com/image_assets/8997/052109_coach_rex_ryan_presser_320.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            No, there are actual green men in Philadelphia.

            Saw 2 green men on the subway today. Methinks the idea to wear that costume came a year or 2 too late for those guys.

  • Ellis

    So Matsui’s not playing LF i see. probably a good call, I read Girardi was considering it.

  • Jersey

    Let’s hope Hamels doesn’t choose tonight to regress to his mean.

    • Jersey

      …while Robbie, Alex and Swish DO regress to their means. ;)

  • Souter Fell

    anybody just see vascergen make an ass of himself on mlb.tv with phil coke

    • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

      No, what happened?

      • Souter Fell

        everybody’s done and says goodluck and i know you have to get to the locker room, matt stops him and starts quoting caddyshack “hey phil, you know in caddyshack, i ain’t payin fifty cents for no coke, then you ain’t getting no coke.” phil just looks at him like vascergen cupped a fart and threw it in his own face. it was great.

        • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

          Awesome.

        • http://www.newyorkjets.com/image_assets/8997/052109_coach_rex_ryan_presser_320.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          Matt Vasgersian = Fonzanoon

  • Z

    Just a hypothetical question:

    Under what circumstances would you concede a WS game, intentionally using a lesser SP or RP because you want to save the better ones for future games?

    • V

      When the opposing pitcher has a 50-0 record with a 0.00 ERA over 450 innings in his previous 50 starts.

      Or something like that.

      • Joe D.

        You mean Clay Buchholz?

        /Gammons’d

        • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

          Haha, that made me LOL.

    • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

      If I were manager, never.

      I have no idea what other people think, but I’d never do it.

    • Tom Q

      For historic reference: Billy Martin did more or less that in the ’77 World Series.
      Yankee pitching had been severely scrambled, as the ALCS with KC had gone 5 games, with Guidry starting Game 5 on three days rest, knocked out by the 4th or 5th, replaced by Mike Torrez, on two days’ rest, who pitched till the 8th. (Prior to the Ynaks’ 9th inning comeback win)

      So…Don Gullett pitched Game 1 of the Series, and, once the Yankees won that, Martin had Catfish Hunter throw Game 2. Cat hadn’t pitched in about a month (and had got bombed when he last had). He got bombed in the Series game, too — multiple home runs, gone early. But the Yankees, now better set, won three of the next four games behind Torrez and Guidry, and took the Series in 6.

  • UWS

    To while away the time, my pics from Game 2:

    http://www.facebook.com/album......87c1d02efb

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      What are you worth, like 75 scrabble points?

      • UWS

        76, actually.

        • Andy in Sunny Daytona

          You can trust a woman with a long name.

  • Hey Philly, We Ain’t the Rays

    I would really really like to see a little kid from Philadelphia with good seats cry tonight. I would like the cameras to linger. They can be wearing a halloween costume or not, I don’t mind.

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

    Apparently, all 3 of the Yankee starters have been lobbying to pitch on short rest. According to Dave Eiland (who was interviewed on Ryan Ruoco’s 1050 ESPN radio show today) CC, AJ AND Andy all went into the manager’s office and told Joe they want the ball. He said that they would consider that, along with how they look in their side sessions. If they show any signs of fatigue, they’ll keep them on their regular 5 days schedule. But if they look good, they’ll consider starting them.

    CC’s numbers on short rest are excellent (2+ ERA) Aj’s are even better (1+ ERA) and Andy’s are about the same as his regular rest numbers(4.15 ERA).

    This changes things a bit for me. I thought Gaudin would go game 5, since Girardi would shy away from making his 37 year old veteran lefty starter who just got over a bad shoulder go on short rest. But if he’s lobbying to pitch Game 7, you go for it. Given AJ+CC’s previous success and Andy’s willingness to go, I’d take advantage of the fact that Manuel is only pitching Lee twice and get my three top guys pitching as much as possible.

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

      Game 6 for Andy, CC would go Game 7.

      • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

        What if the game’s cancelled?

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

          You mean tonight? I guess they’d flip CC and Andy in that case.

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

            No, that won’t work. The games in Philly get pushed back a day and you lose the off day in between.

            Good question, no idea.

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

              Looking at the schedule, if we get rained out tonight, then we’d HAVE to pitch Gaudin Game 6.

              -Tonight’s game gets played Sunday
              -Sunday’s game w/CC gets played Monday
              -Monday’s game w/AJ gets played Tuesday

              The series resumes at the stadium on Wednesday for game 6. Andy would have 2 days rest, CC one day and AJ zero. Fuck.

              http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com.....038;y=2009

          • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

            Yeah, I meant tonight.

            Now what if it’s cancelled tomorrow?

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

              See above, we’re fucked.

              • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

                Ouch.

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

                  They just said on FOX that MLB is saying “We are going to play”

    • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

      I love the camaraderie and, well, oneness the pitchers have shown this year. The fact that they all want to start on short rest to give the team the best chances to win is phenomenal. I knew CC would and A.J. from his post-game interview and who would have doubted Andy’s willingness–but that tidbit you shared is great.

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

    Ugh – It’s raining hard in Philly.

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

      And they’re rolling out the tarp.

  • Salty Buggah

    Damn, tarp is now on the field

  • slappy white

    Tarp on the field….It looks like another 5 hour Saturday night game

  • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

    I hate the fucking rain during the World Series.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Rosenthal just drowned in a raindrop.

    • adeel

      you could fit two of him in there

      • Joe D.

        He’s like the people version of the Smart Car.

        Only, not smart.

    • Salty Buggah

      Haha IETC

  • slappy white

    what the Fuck did Ozzie just say ?

    • vin

      You could just copy this sentence and paste it whenever he speaks.

      • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

        I THINK he just complimented Pettite.

  • Mike bk

    did cliff lee take his bullpen session today?

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Is it just me, or does Chase Utley seem like he’s been touched by the Idiot Fairy?

  • mustang

    I want NY to Slam Dunk Philly this weekend.

    Go Yankees !!!

    Go Giants !!!

    • Tom Zig

      Go Knicks?

      • mustang

        Yes them too the losing pain in my ass. The only team I follow that I have not seen win a Championship.

        Yankees, Giants, even the Rangers.

        The Knicks nothing but bad memories of Starks and Smith.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Ugh, the more I see Victorino’s mug…the more I hate him.

    hey Ozzie…slow down…

    • slappy white

      no shit, is ozzie on the meth ? Slow down and try to make some sense…..nice choice FOX

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

        He makes sense it’s just hard to understand. English is not his first language obviously.

        • slappy white

          I could have swore he insulted Yankee fans ,and then said “come on Yankee fans prove me right”

      • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

        You kidding? GREAT choice. I LOVE Ozzie. I’m a huge Ozzie fan. He is the best soundbite manager in the game.

      • ShuutoHeat

        I think Grace just took a bit of what Ozzie had….

        Ozzie really looks like he’s hopped up on something, the way his eyes are drifting all over the place…

      • Girardi out to the mound

        I do not know if you know this or even if you care, but you sound a tad bit ignorant right now. Instead of just sitting in your chair and saying thanks fox this guy who does not speak English perfectly, you could just listen a bit more carefully. It would be a shame for FOX to just not let a guy on TV who knows a ton about baseball just because he has an accent.

  • Alex S

    thanks for the props ozzy but i hardly understood a word you said

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Good to see Eric Karros is letting his hair free again. Taming his hair is like trying to control a wild mustang.

    • charlespoet

      That is not hair, that is the tail of 3 dead squirrels stapled to his grill.

  • Mike Pop

    Let’s go Yankees let’s go !

  • mustang

    “Waldman makes World Series history
    Becomes first woman to broadcast Fall Classic game”

    Success in male-dominated field and fighting cancer to boot. I know lots of people make fun of her, but you have to handed to her.

    Congrats.

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      She may be a fine person, but she’s a HORRIBLE baseball announcer.

  • slappy white

    more hateable face, Aybar or Victorino ?

    • Dela G

      abreu and kendrick first

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        I don’t hate Kendrick. He’s a Florida boy. I saw a commercial he did, without the scowl on his face, and he actually looked quite personable.

    • Alex S
    • Tom Zig

      Aybar Snoop Pearson

      See for yourself:
      http://tinyurl.com/yzneho3

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        …but not as much a man.

        • Tom Zig

          Yeah Snoop would definitely win in a fight over Aybar.

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        Best show ever!

    • Hey Philly, Yankees ain’t the Rays

      Papelbon. Definitely Papelbon.

      Papelbon’s face hatability:all others::Mo:all other closers

      /SAT’d

  • Salty Buggah

    JackCurry: It’s raining lightly, tarp is on and pitchers haven’t warmed up. It’ll be at least 45 mins before 1st pitch.

    Damn.

  • Salty Buggah

    Hah, that Hamels new era ad was kinda funny.

    • bonestock94

      I’ve seen it a billion times, I’m gonna say “C’mon Cole, keep pounding the corner!” a lot tonight

  • yankee brazil

    Anyone knows what time the game will start?

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      When you buy cachaca shots for all of us.

      • yankee brazil

        no problem we´ve a lot of cachaca here, I can send you a few.

        • Andy in Sunny Daytona

          That’s what I’m talking about.

    • charlespoet

      tomorrow at 8:30 EST…. tonight will be rained out…

      Thank you Bud Selig and MLB…. You continuously find new and inventive ways to fuck up the greatest sport around.

      • Mark B

        Where did you get this information?

        • Tom Zig

          he just made it up

        • charlespoet

          I didn’t, just being a smartass but tracking the weather indicates that there is very little chance that this game will be played in full.

          • Marcus

            They just showed the radar, it looks like a thin band of showers will be passing over in the next 10-20 minutes with no rain behind it. Not sure what you are talking about.

          • Mark B

            One check of weather.com shows this will be gone by 10pm….

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        [citation needed]

      • blah

        game wont be canceled.

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        Your consistent level of failure over such a long period of time is kind of…impressive.

  • mustang

    rain delay or rain out ?

    Anyone

  • bonestock94

    MLB.com still has it as a delay

    • Mark B

      Per mlb.com:

      Commissioner Bud Selig went into the umpires’ dressing room at 6:55 and conducted a lengthy meeting about the weather that included other baseball officials and the umps. Among the group was Yankees manager Joe Girardi and general manager Brian Cashman. When the two exited the room at 7:15, Girardi said that he anticipated the game would be played.

      That doesn’t look or sound like they have any plans on postponing game 3 until tomorrow

  • NatalMike

    All stadiums should be covered. Then we wouldn’t have to put up with this bullshit.

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

      Yeah, baseball is meant to be played indoors.

      • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

        It wasn’t meant to be played under the lights either.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      Yeah…no.

    • Marcus

      Yeah, and while we’re at it, they should cover all roads so we don’t have to plow that shit when it snows.

      Damn, now you got me thinking, why don’t they cover Florida, then they don’t have to evacuate when a hurricane comes.

      I wonder why they haven’t done it already?

      • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

        Because covering all roads in the country and covering Flroida is clearly on the same level of ridiculousness as covering baseball stadiums.

        • Marcus
          • JMK aka The Overshare

            Funny anecdote: I wrote that to Charlie (one of them, not sure which) in Game 2’s thread and he says, “don’t correct my grammar,” or something to that effect.

          • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

            I know, but your whole point was based on that hyperbole.

            I think that it’s more worthwhile than a TV in every bathroom.

            • Marcus

              To spell it out plainly, there is a reason all stadiums don’t have domes, and that reason is money. Some ideas that may seem good at first glance are not good ideas because they are too expensive.

            • Girardi out to the mound

              A TV in every bathroom did not cost $250 million

    • Keanu Reeves

      I would really like to see more teams build retractable roofs. It makes too much sense not to do it…imo.

      • Girardi out to the mound

        And by too much sense do you mean a complete and utter waste of money?

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

    Ugh.. I leave for the keys around 6 am tomorrow. The baseball gods want me to get no sleep I guess… At least daylight savings gives me an extra hour.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      So to recap: you’re going to spend some time in the Keys while most of us are here in the lovely, sunny tri-state area AND we’re supposed to sympathize with your alarm clock troubles?

      SHIT DOESN’T WORK THAT WAY, DREW! JUST DOESN’T!!!!

      /Sounds like fun, man. Business, pleasure? Both?

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

        haha

        Strictly pleasure. Going with the fam, doing some fishing. Rented a boat and a nice little house near Marathon.

        • JMK aka The Overshare

          Good deal. My father has a vacation house in Kissimmee, FL (right next to Orlando) but he refuses to go anywhere near Disneyland due to his fear of “communist ideologies masquerading as utopian capitalism.” He’s a lot of fun (and a serial adulterer, to boot) on these trips since, you know, there’s nothing to do around there. It is pretty funny though watching a 59-year old Larry David look-alike try to convince young black kids to sell him weed.

  • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

    Just what the world needs: another Favre interview.

    • Mark B

      Brett Favre = Media Whore

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Jimmy Lee Solomon, Reggie Jackson’s long-lost brother?

  • bonestock94

    The game is definitely happening tonight, it’s just a matter of when.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Fuck you Rollins… you’re a fucking cocky mofo that needs a swift kick to the teeth.

    • slappy white

      thats the spirit

  • Salty Buggah

    J-Roll wishes he was half the player Jeter was.

    • mustang

      Totally agree did you see that cut.

      Its’ like comparing Brad Pitt to Nick Cannon

  • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

    Wait, shortstop is the most demanding position next to….FIRST BASE?!

    When did that happen?

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      Today. I read it in the paper. Was quite surprised myself.

      • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

        Was that before or after the article about the Cubs winning the world series?

        • JMK aka The Overshare

          I don’t know. It was written in hieroglyphics by Ken Rosenthal.

    • Hey Philly, Yankees ain’t the Rays

      When Tex reinvented the position?

    • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

      I guess catcher is just a cake walk.

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

    According to Accuweather, the rain should stop around 10PM.

    http://www.accuweather.com/us/.....hbhhour=14

    • bonestock94

      I’m expecting the game to go on in between 9:15 and 9:30 based on what the MLB guy said on FOX.

  • Sam

    Gotta leave for work at 3 AM tomorrow. Let’s try and play this one soon…

  • Girardi out to the mound

    Are Jimmy Rollins statistics hidden from the MSM or something? Dude has gotta be the most overrated player in baseball because he had on great year and has a big mouth. His lifetime OBP is freaking .329.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      Yeah, but if you round that to .370, he’s pretty good.

      /didn’t do so hot in Stats in high school

    • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

      Honestly, let’s just say it-Rollins sucks.

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

      Dude had a sick season a couple years ago. That’s why people love him. I’ve always liked him but now that I’ve heard his bullshit over the past week I’ve grown to hate him.
      Shut your mouth and play you douche. He’s like the antithesis of everything that is Yankee.

      • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

        Exactly. Shithead.

        Like or hate Girardi, for the most part he’s actually kept his clubhouse under control, wven last year. For a season where the Yanks didn’t even make the playoffs, last year was pretty tame.

        • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

          YOU’RE not the shithead, Rollins is…just to be clear…heh heh…

  • Mark B

    Looks like this one will be starting in October and ending in November!

    • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

      Remind you of another game?

      • Mark B

        Hmmm….a few short years ago perhaps?

        When the scoreboard clock in Yankee Stadium passed midnight, World Series play in November began, with the message on the scoreboard “Welcome to November Baseball”. Derek Jeter hit an opposite field walk-off home run on a 3–2 pitch count from Kim. This walk-off home run gave the Yankees a 4–3 victory and tied the Series at two, making Jeter the first player to hit a November home run and earning him the tongue-in-cheek nickname of “Mr. November.”

        • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

          I believe that’s the game…and it produced my favorite call of a baseball game EVER: Michael Kay calling Jeter’s HR. It was just beautiful. Michael Kay’s voice started cracking as the ball went over the wall.

          • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

            BTW, 2nd favorite game call of all time: Sterling calling Tex’s skipping liner over the wall vs. Minny.

          • Kevin in CT

            Anyone have a link to that call?

          • Mark B

            Swung on and drilled to right field, going back Sanders, on the track, at the wall…See ya! See ya! See ya! A home run for Derek Jeter! He is Mr. November! Oh what a home run by Derek Jeter!

            -one of the best calls ever!

            • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

              Just reading it makes me smile. I don’t remember ever being much happier after a ballgame, not counting WS clinchers.

              • Mark B

                Amen to that!

  • Kevin in CT

    Weather.com shows rain clearing up at 930

  • mustang

    yes just what I wanted to see Cole Hamels picking his nose

    FOX is great

  • NatalMike

    This never happens in Tampa Bay or Toronto. Cover your damn stadiums.

    • Mark B

      or Milwaukee or Seattle!

      • Rey22

        Or Minnesota!

        Oh…wait…

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

        Or MInnesota.
        /2009’d

    • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

      Yeah, if only the WS was in one of those cities I’d enjoy baseball so much more. :(

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Will they play this one tonight? Any chance they postpone it?

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

      We’ll play in a little bit fo sho. Weather should clear soon.

      • Brazilian Yankee

        Awesome. Another question, say they postpone either tonight’s game or tomorrow’s game, who would it benefit the most, us or them?

        • whozat

          You could scroll up the page and read all the comments where people speculated about this already.

  • Hova

    Why does God hate baseball?

  • charlespoet

    MK aka The Overshare says:
    October 31st, 2009 at 8:21 pm
    Your consistent level of failure over such a long period of time is kind of…impressive.

    Really? It is halloween, who gives a fuck if I am right or wrong.

    It amazes me that you even know what level of failure I have or do not have… you stocking me ?

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

      I L’ed OL at stocking.

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

        It’s almost Christmas time, I’m sure that’s what he meant.

      • Jay

        I support the passage of anti-stocking statutes.

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

          I once had a restraining order taken out on some stockings, but it turned out they were just too small for me.

      • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

        I’m glad I’ve started the trend of putting the ‘ed in the right spot after LOL.

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

          I’ve been sayin that ish for a long time Hombre.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      Don’t get me wrong, I have some weird fetishes—stockings are not one of them. But hey, if you’re buying…

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

        But oddly enough, stalking is one of your fetishes. Go figure.

        • JMK aka The Overshare

          Life is funny that way, isn’t it?

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

      “stocking”?

    • Hey Philly, We Ain’t the Rays

      stalking fail.

  • Joe D.

    Yay! The Rollins Show!

    (Singing)

    Dah-dah-da-da-da!

    My name is Jimmy Rollins,
    and I am proud to be,
    an annoying bigmouth,
    and a cheap MVP…

    Wait, The Cleveland Show?

    Ah, I like that one too.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Tarp being pulled off per ESPN.

    Expected start 9:15.

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

    aw, no more cleveland show?

  • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

    Good thing Phillies fans bring towels to wipe off with.

    • Alex K.

      IRETCQAL

  • Hey Philly, Yankees ain’t the Rays

    odd… 2 hrs ago ESPN’s accuscore projections had us with a 52-48 edge. now it’s 55-45. Was there a lineup change? Or does Accuscore factor in Cole Hamels’ bedtime?

    • Mike bk

      maybe 2 hrs ago it was figuring a start, then delay and andy having to be taken out, while now that might not happen.

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

    haha I should have been Greenman last night.

    • http://www.newyorkjets.com/image_assets/8997/052109_coach_rex_ryan_presser_320.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi
      • http://www.newyorkjets.com/image_assets/8997/052109_coach_rex_ryan_presser_320.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        Eh, that wasn’t called for. You be green man if you want to be green man, don’t mind me.

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

          Ha true. It’s kind of a year late but he made an appearance in an episode two weeks ago.

          • http://www.newyorkjets.com/image_assets/8997/052109_coach_rex_ryan_presser_320.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            Yeah, seems like we’ll get one Green Man episode per season, they’ve done one the last 3 seasons.

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        That’s awesome.

  • C

    That’s a big flag

  • Jay

    Did I hear something off or did the classy Phillies fans boo the cast of ‘Glee’?

    • Kevin in CT

      i heard that shit too, ridiculous eh? classy bunch

  • slappy white

    Who sang the National Anthem and why did their shirts say “stand up to Cano”….I might not have read that right

  • http://twitter.com/hopjake Jake H

    We play today, we win today. WE got this.

    • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

      Das it.

  • Jay

    Man those towels are teh gay.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Huge zone for Hamels. This better be the same for Andy.

  • http://twitter.com/hopjake Jake H

    So I guess there will be the high strike.

  • Pasqua

    Hamels retired Jeter? You may officially begin your “he’s-got-his-A-game” discussion, Mr. Buck. I know how much you want to use it.

    • Jay

      True. He’ll get a 1-2-3 inning and Buck will start calling him “CLIFF LEE.”

  • baka nakamura

    philly phans…clASSy.

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

    Not one of those first three pitches to Jeter was a strike according to PFX.

    • Brazilian Yankee

      Should we be surprised? MLB umps are making NBA refs look good.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Gameday had the first one as a strike.

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

        For some reason, the strike zone on Gameday is stretching up higher than usual.

        • southernyankeefan

          I noticed that too.

  • JSquared

    Phillies fans are really ugly…

  • southernyankeefan

    The first pitch to jeter wasn’t a fast ball Mccarver.

  • Pasqua

    So, McCarver’s “Key to Victory” for the Phillies is to be victorious?

    Thats why they pay you the big bucks, Timmy.

  • Jay

    Good lord that pitch wasn’t even close!

    • Alex S

      it was a strike on gameday but didn’t look like one on TV

  • http://twitter.com/hopjake Jake H

    So lets see here. 1 Ump has a terrible zone, check. 2. Philly fans booing every Yankee and showing how classless they are, check.

    • Pasqua

      And, remember, we’re classless here in NY because we didn’t get up and cheer an opposing pitcher — who happens to be Pedro f’ing Martinez — for pitching to a 4.50 ERA in a loss.

      Yeah, that makes sense.

    • whozat

      Oh, come on. How is it classless to boo the opponent? Screaming curses would be classless…booing opposing players is normal.

    • Zack

      Complaining about players getting booed during a road game in the WS?

    • http://www.newyorkjets.com/image_assets/8997/052109_coach_rex_ryan_presser_320.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Yeah, Yankees fans didn’t boo any Phillies when they were in the Bronx.

    • JackC

      That Philly fans are classless I don’t doubt, but surely there’s nothing wrong with booing every Yankee, just as we’d boo every Phillie

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

        I didn’t hear any boo’s for Phillies the 1st time up. I think Rollins comments are making me hate their fans even more.

        • http://www.newyorkjets.com/image_assets/8997/052109_coach_rex_ryan_presser_320.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          There were boos for the Phillies, trust me.

  • whozat

    Did Damon stroll down to first? It really didn’t look like he was running hard. THat’s pretty much completely unacceptable, unless he’s injured. In which case, it’s stupid that he’s playing. It’s not like he’s done anything well on the field in the last two months.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Now watch the zone shrink as Andy goes to the mound. With these umps we should definately expect the worst.

  • Jay

    And exactly what “statement” is a pitcher making by setting down the order 1-2-3 in the FIRST inning?

    My brain hurts listening to Joe Buck.

  • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

    The Yanks just have to adjust to the strike zone.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    A-Rod is shitty during this WS.

  • whozat

    ARod, what the fuck?

  • Pasqua

    Buck wants the game to be called right now. Phillies win!

  • http://www.newyorkjets.com/image_assets/8997/052109_coach_rex_ryan_presser_320.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    It wasn’t the glove’s fault, Alex.

  • danny

    arod c’mon u gotta get that

  • JackC

    A-Rod. My goodness. Ouch

  • ShuutoHeat

    Here comes the ratty Victorino…

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

    Haha my boy went to pick up a “Free” black jack taco tonight after 6 and they told him he had to buy something to get the free taco.

    • ShuutoHeat

      Taco Bell can go suck it..

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

        WHY IS MY FREE 89 CENT TACO NOT ACTUALLY FREE OF CHARGE???!!!

    • slappy white

      who wants a fuckin black taco anyway ? im pissed they took off the black boots commercial

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

        I liked it too. Reminded me of Zoolander.

  • slappy white

    Come on Andy,pick that smart ass off

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    not a good series for alex so far…

    • whozat

      True, but he’ll get some hits. His defense…well, he needs to make those plays that he gets to. He’s missed two in the last two games, which is not ok.

      • Ghost of Scott Brosius

        Yeah I’m not so worried about the offense, the defense is annoying though, makes me wonder if struggles at the plate get into his head. It often seems like there’s a correlation with him.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Here comes the whole Pettitte balks every time he throws to first…..STFU already

  • http://www.newyorkjets.com/image_assets/8997/052109_coach_rex_ryan_presser_320.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    (Bronx cheer for Alex)

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

    It is not a balk. Get it through your thick fucking skull Douche.

    • ShuutoHeat

      Every fucking time Andy pitches these two assclowns bring it up. Seriously, every fucking post season start Andy made…these assclowns brought it up.

  • NYTraveller

    Lopes is still crying about 77 and 78

  • Pasqua

    I hate to say it, but when the away crowds scream “HA!” at A-Rod on a pop up, it makes me laugh.

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      Are they referencing that incident? I just thought they were trying to screw him up, didn’t give them that much credit

      • Pasqua

        Beautiful pitch. And I still have no idea why Utley wasn’t chasing those in Game 1. CC’s was often just as good.

        • Pasqua

          That was supposed to be a separate post.

  • Jay

    I guarantee if the stats are checked we’ll find that Utley swings at a lot of first pitches the first time up. I doubt pretty much anything McCarver says.

  • whozat

    Cole Hamels definitely got that corner.

  • http://twitter.com/hopjake Jake H

    I’m curious how close that pitch was to Utley.

    • Esteban

      pitch f/x says it was a strike

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

        Just curious.

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

    “You took steroids?” heh yikes

  • danny

    oh original

  • Pasqua

    “You took steroids!” Hey! They can read!

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    what is crowd chanting? who is your….what?

  • Rob H.

    wow, they are giving Andy the “you took steroids” chant? He took HGH you idiots.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Strikezone is tiny now.

  • Pasqua

    Pettitte balks SO hard that Rollins just ran halfway to 2nd before the pitch was delivered.

  • JackC

    Very early, but Andy doesn’t look sharp

    • slappy white

      doesnt have that swing and miss pitch so far

  • slappy white

    come on andy….dont give up the big inning

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

    The batter Andy, get the batter.

    • Brazilian Yankee

      Better pay some attention to the runner, he’s going to steal third.

      • whozat

        Yah, and if they get utley he’ll be at third with two outs. Oh no!

  • Hova

    Jeter needs to stop blowing all the opponents. Getting really fcuking annoying.

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      I guess he thinks it shows confidence. They’re players are talking about how much better tha us they are, we’re just smiling, rising above it.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    3-1 pitch = 0-1 pitch

    one was a strike, other one was a ball

    • Esteban

      Most of the things Buck and McCarver say are wrong. It’s amazing.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    I fucking hate when we focus on the runner so much. And then the guy guesses right and we don’t even get a throw. There’s a very dangerous hitter at the plate, focus on him.

  • brian paul

    did you guys know andy took steroids once? the informative philly fans just let us know.

  • Esteban

    ehh Joe, replay shows Alex cold get there in plenty of time

    • whozat

      seriously. They keep talking this up, but…when Rollins went, ARod got there in plenty of time.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Pitch out? give utley the base and throw out rollins?

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      or strike him out while rollins stays put. that works too.

    • whozat

      Really? Pitch out in a 3-2 count? That makes absolutely no sense.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Huge K. Great pitch.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Sit down.

  • JackC

    Big K

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

    Sit down Utley.

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    Great pitch.

  • JoeFromBayRidge

    There is a strike out pitch.

  • JSquared

    Chase, you were cheating on CC’s fastballs, but how are you going to get out in front of the cutter and hit it? GET GOOD!!

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

    Three breaking balls off the plate, Andy. Howard couldn’t hit ‘em with a tennis racket.

  • ShuutoHeat

    McCarver you view is stupid…and even when you’re right…you’re wrong. SO STFU.

  • JoeFromBayRidge

    Ryan Howard missed the pitch he should have destroyed when he took the first strike.

  • Alex S

    did anyone catch Arod blowing snot out of his nose?

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Ryan Howard is not the catcher, Buck.

  • Souter Fell

    Really, joe, ryan howard goes out to what? discuss the pitch?

    • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

      “Go with a fastball down the middle, Andy.”

  • Pasqua

    1:20 rain delay and a molasses bottom of the first. I wish I drank coffee.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Every fucking pitcher has different grips. Why is this interesting.

  • Jay

    Buck got his jollies because Hamels looks relaxed. What does he expect him to be doing? Peeing in the corner?

    • slappy white

      his wife looked relaxed when she took off her clothes on “survivor”

  • Pasqua

    Anybody else wincing at the fact that those changes are staying over the inside part of the plate?

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    Philly fans think they can get in Andy’s head by screaming, they don’t know he has lost his eardrums while pitching at Fenway since 96

  • Pasqua

    What the fuck? Let’s pitch. Be confident.

    • Pasqua

      Thanks a bunch, Andy!

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Huge K. Great pitch.[2]

  • Souter Fell

    alrights boys, lets put up some numbers

  • Esteban

    That was pretty predictable.