Brett Gardner should stick to running.
Three more, Mo.
Ok Mo, let’s end this bitch.
It’s a save situation so this should be game.
and people were calling the radio and including hosts all wanted Gardner to start instead of Hair Jr.
Up and at them!
-UP AND AT THEM!!!
-Up and atom.
-UP AND AT THEM!!!
I was not elected to READ, I WAS ELECTED TO LEAD!!!
NOT ripping on Gardner.
But, anybody think he’s ever hit .285 or have an OBP of .355 or so.
Or at least be a pesky tough out?
You could look it up.
Yes. I think Gardner can be a pesky and tough out.
Hairston can be a peskier and tougher out.
I think he can hit 260-280ish.
The thing about him, imo, is he isn’t a good (natural) hitter.
Half of those hits would be outs for most players(infield hits). While obviously it is good that he can get those hits, it’s a negative anytime a man is on base. His speed is minimized when a guy is on 1st. Yeah he won;t hit into a dp but he will often hit into a FC.
Three more outs!
Can KLong take Gardner to the Dominican Republic for a swinging winter school this offseason?
That changeup to Grit was nasty though.
Seriously now, Jack Bauer needs to die and stay dead.
The city of Los Angeles once named a street after Jack Bauer in gratitude for his saving the city several times. They had to rename it after people kept dying when they tried to cross the street. No one crosses Jack Bauer and lives.
Can’t wait for 24 to start..
… not sucking? Is that where you were going with that?
I wish they’d make another Wire season. 24? Eh, it was okay about a decade ago.
24? Eh, it was okay about a decade ago.
(thinks about that for a minute)
Yeah, I’m still not seeing it, chief.
I was a kid. I liked spies. Have you seen The Wire, Tommie?
The Wire: Good
3 more outs and the series is tied up. Yankee fans all over the world will get off their ledges
No, they’ll still be on them.
Yanks fans will stay on the ledge until they hoist the trophy.
I don’t even know if that will do it.
They’ll say we got lucky and won’t possibly repeat. That the Red Sox should be the 2010 favorites.
The capacity of the modern Yankees fan to hate on his own team in the clear face of greatness is unparalleled.
No reason for them to be on the ledges in the first place. CC was good, Lee was better. Shit happens.
huh? the guy from Slumdog Millionaire is on 24?
You all expect Gardy to not be rusty, with only four total postseason at-bats? Incredible.
He probably would’ve done that anyway, haha.
Same people who are crying over Arod’s rough 2 games. Let ‘em be.
No one is crying about them. We’re making observations. No one is saying he sucks. No one is saying he’s a bum. He’s had a bad two games and we’re attempting to point out why. He’s expanding his own zone and trying to pull outside pitches. He will not be successful if he does that.
On the last thread there were at least 4 comments ripping him. Saying “I know he got us to the world series but still” doesn’t excuse the fact that you’re ripping a guy who was our entire offense for 9 games.
In fairness, most aren’t attempting to point out why. They’re just shouting (as much as one can shout on a message board). A few have made observations, but you can’t say that a lot of the comments here haven’t just been rants.
I’m definitely in the category of the former, mostly ’cause I’m awesome at life.
Incredible is the similarity at the plate between rusty Gardner and playing every day Gardner.
I can’t wait for Mo to shut the door here.
Shut these fucks down, Mo.
About time we get a good call.
Golden Shower for Howard!
Brad Lidge getting loose? That’s a shot at Mo!
Sit down Ryan!
Both A-Rod and Howard are stinkin’ it up with these Ks. So much for the big sluggers.
ryan howard what a bust
Sit down v 4.
what did howard say?
I love how Fox shows Mos blown saves
C’mon 1 more out
Werth was trying to hit that one back to Philly.
Oh, of course Joe Buck….Ryan Howard just got screwed!
Poor poor Phillies!! WAAAAAAAAAAA
Looks like Howard has been…handled.
*Girardi slips on sunglasses*
WE WON’T GET FOOLED AGAIN
Joe Buck: Straight fastballs do not go around the plate. And that outside pitch has been a strike all day/night for everyone who’s been on that mound.
Ryan really shouldn’t cuss. Kids are watching!
god i hate the douche bags on faux
Michael Clarke Duncan should shave his playoff beard. It’s unlucky.
Ryan Howard and Pumbaa: Separated at birth?
I live in South Jersey and went to the fieldhouse bar in Philly to watch the game… No RAB’ers there….. real disapointing. There were only two other people who had a yankee hat on in a sea of red. =`(
Bummer. How was the taylor ham and karaoke?
We don;t fuck with taylor ham in NJ. Straight pork roll son. Get that shit right.
I’m from Jersey. It riles everyone up when I call it that. That’s why I say it.
no karaoke or ham. It was a REALLY GOOD sports bar, just noone from RAB (there was a post a few days ago that said 15 people were going to be there)
Jokes aside, sorry to hear that. At least the venue was solid. I’ve been itching for a good stabbing lately. Maybe I’ll take the train to Philly sometime soon.
The philly fans were actually pretty nice, and some of them were pretty hot. The waitresses were smokin.
It was the Yankee fans that were there… just didn’t do it for me.
Girardi should bring in Hughes to really show that he still has confidence in the young righty!
Utley must go through a bottle of gel each day
Chase Utley has the Pat Riley thing down COLD!
too much grease in both of their hair
LET’S SHUT IT DOWN MO!
Yeah, the normal Mo again.
One more if it’s not too much trouble, Mo.
Chase Utley: Ian McShane’s long lost illegitimate son?
I don’t think it’ll ever sink in just how good Mo is, even after he enters the Hall of Fame.
Woot! Go Mo!
One of the many things I like about Mo: his cutter seems to maintain its velocity better than fastballs of a similar speed.
Dammit. Alright, Mo. End it.
ARE YOU GONNA DENY THESE PEOPLE THE NEWS BECAUSE I HAVE BREASTS?
Pardon my hate.
Grit plays too damn shallow.
That is all.
Man, don’t usually see bloop doubles to the gap like that.
Kill the fatty!
No pinch runner for Ibanez?
Why he does not matter
How is this interesting?
Matt Stairs sucks and Mo is well Mo
Matt Stairs looks ready to keel over. help him out Mo!
It’s up . . . Stairs.
Mo is tired.
tired of being awesome
tired of the Phillies’ weak shit
Your shtick is tired.
Strike the Walrus out!
Come on, Mo! Get it done!
Way to go Mo! Thank Mo we got the good AJ tonight. Great win Yankees!!!!!
WS = tied.
Take this shiet into the enemy territory!
well……that was interesting. lol.
Yay Mo! Yay win! Yay tied WS!
Down goes the Canadian Walrus…
That got way too scary there.
Start spreading the news.
god has spoken
we’ll see you in Philly
Everyone can come in from off the ledge now its a series again LOL
Oof, maybe he should be high fiving with his other arm at this point.
That was awesome but we pretty much admitted we have no bridge to mo
Mo is the bridge to Mo. It’s a tautology. Don’t worry about it.
Matt Stairs is terrible. Why do the announcers hype him so much?
Thaaaah Yankees Wiin!
But… but… narrative!
Mo is God.
Jeter threw his intangibles under the bus.
He was very un-Jeterian. Total aberration.
Can we discuss how awesome A.J. was tonight?
Story of my life.
Each day A.J. can foil the plans of NoMaas is a good day.
Sensei needs to respect the cock. Aj tamed the cunt.
Great finish. Great game. Great win.
We split the first 2 games with no offense to speak of. Just imagine what we can do when the offense shows up. Let’s hope they do on the next game.
Can’t we just play Game 3 now? Off days suck!
new series best of 5 see ya in Philly
Well, this game was totally different than how I expected it to turn out, but still, it was great.
Parting shot: If there’s ever been a good time to lobby for instant replay, it’s yesterday now.
Mosanna in the Highest!
Wow…did we just win??? I cant tell since Fox just went to commercial talking about how great Pedro was and showing the highlights.
Woooooooooo Mariano. Woooooooooooo AJ. Wooooooo > 1 run! Wooooo win!
So much fun to beat Pedro, prima donna, Martinnez. He hasn’t won a single game in 5 years at Yankee Stadium (old and new) since he said he would wake up the Bambino and drill him in the ass.
I love it.
This ain’t no Jonathan Broxton Phillies! This is the Hammer of God!
Great win. I totally didn’t expect a pitchers duel but I’m glad “good” AJ showed up
YES Yankee Post Game just started.
Prediction: series moving to Philly wakes up the Yankees’ Numbah 1 road warrior.
I’m dreading the move to their park…cause I HATE those stupid towels!!!
and no DH!
They’ll come in handy to soak up the tears.
LOL, good one~
A.J. just bossed tonight.
+ a lot
A.J. next to Rosenthal is killing me. I’m crying right now.
I’m disappointed he said ‘funnest’
I don’t know. The more A.J. drawls and ravages the English language, the more I find him appealing.
I have flashbacks from Deliverance whenever AJ speaks.
What is up with Karros’s hair? Is he running for office?
Ken Rosenthal has to be even shorter than Pedroia – Look at him next to AJ in the interview. Looks like he’s standing in a hole.
I dont think you will hear anyone doubt the Burnett signing again. No more calls for Lowe or anything like that.
Power pitching and hit n miss stuff wins in Oct.
I hate to put a damper on this victory. But I’ve noticed something for the first time with Mo, starting with his AB to Vlad Guerrero in LCS. It seems that instead of doing his usual pounding inside to hitters, and also showing them away, Mo is actually pitching to stay away from hitter’s power. Every pitch (in so far as I can recall) to Utley in the 8th was away. And, to my utter surprise, all 3 pitches to Ibanez were outside. If this is a trend based on “scouting reports” or some such nonsense, it needs to stop. Mo has dominated lefties (especially) on the inside part of the plate for 15 years. This is not the time to go away from that.
He busted Stairs inside, and Stairs’ power is second to none.
He’s fun to watch in BP. All he does it try to to pull homers, screw working on his swing.
Heh. Like a kid at the park just playing hr derby.
It’s not that he’s doing it to every hitter but there is a pattern in certain ABs that I’ve noticed. If this is the case, it would be overmanaging/scouting at its worst. I hope I’m wrong and realize that the evidence is somewhat limited at this point.
Mark Grace is so weird with interviews. Just constantly tapping on their backs.
He’s a little handsy.
If he did that to me, I just tell him he has to buy me a drink or three first.
Do we have to hear about the “return on their investment” everytime the Yankees win? Do Buck and McCarver realize players other than the Yankees get paid to play baseball as well?
Lol at this.
Yo Pedro I’m really happy and imma let you finish but the Yankees been your daddy for a long time!
Man I missed the FOX postgame interview.
They interviewed Aj? what did he have to say?
Rosenthal was so far away A.J. couldn’t hear him.
He said it was the “funnest” time he’s had in baseball.
I love you AJ, no homo. He just earned his contract with a must win. Yanks can take 2/3 in Philly with Pettitte vs Hamels and CC vs Fat Joe. You never know in sports though.
Fuck it. Let’s just take 3 of 3 and celebrate in Philly.
/Yankees can take the secret tunnel to the Holiday Inn
If things go like they should and we get end of the regular season cliff, you never know.
I’m disappointed no fellow Always sunny fans stepped up on this comment. wtf!
Illmatic is one of my favorites.
Is that a bug on Michael Kay’s shoulder?
I feel good, really good. The bats are going to wake up in a big way against Hamels.
Serious questions. Do you think Girardi’s moves helped? hurt? null?
I don’t know. I had no problem with sitting Swish. I hoped Jorge would start but he still had a huge knock. Whaddya think?
Null. I put Swish or Hinske in for Gardner though.
Well, Hairston had a hit – not that it mattered. Thanks, umps!
Gardner came in to run for him and scored. Hairston’s hit mattered.
ah, hell, wrong inning. I’m not even old and my memory is already going…
It mattered. It started the rally in the 7th that chased Pedro, and it was the run that Jorge drove in.
Didn’t mean to parrot you Matt.
/in need of refreshment’d
My honest answer?
Impossible to tell.
Molina had a big snap throw and AJ had a sick game.
Hairy had a big hit late.
Bottom line(the line that some people tend to miss when criticizing Joe), the Yankees won. Joe’s move couldn’t have hurt too much, dubya up in this bitch.
i think he gets a B for both moves. C for the thought process, but an A for the results. average ‘em.
Molairston were 1-4 with a walk, a run, a pick-off, and numerous blocks of pitches in the dirt.
i think both moves paid off, though i would have kept Swish in there myself.
Pop’s in heaven, huh?
Watching Manuel on MLBHD. This dude is probably hilarious when he’s got 10 shots of Jameson in him.
Girardi on Yes: He really likes saying “extremely important”
Very true – along with “extremely hard”. He just likes “extremely”.
Chairman Mao looks on me from every corner.
He also says, “I don’t like to talk strategy.”
I don’t want to spoil the fun of the “Who’s Your Daddy” chants, but let’s also tip our caps to Pedro. First, I don’t understand why everyone hates Pedro. I like the guy. Second, he pitched a really good game. He kept hitters off balance and got a lot of strikeouts.
He was essentially Sabathia yesterday, while Burnett was Lee yesterday. Great win.
I hate Pedro because he hit our players intentionally.
He pitched a great game today. No doubt.
bingo. He was a headhunter for years.
don’t agree with the first part, +100000 on the second part.
Don’t buy into his press conference fiasco, he knows who he is and what’s up.
Seriously, as a person I might actually like him if I met him; but I hate him as a pitcher.
Are you kidding me.. Why does everyone hate pedro have you been alive for the last 15 years.
I’m 12 and what is this?
I’ll tell you why I hate him. I lived in Boston for twenty years as a Yankee fan. I follow the Red Sox as closely as I follow the Yankees.
Pedro is an arrogant, cocky in sufferable bastard. Part of it is personality . . . the rest is selfishness. He puts himself before the team. He created a furor in Boston about whether Schilling or Pedro was the $1 starter. he would skip all star games or arrive late from the all star break or to spring training. He created dissension in the clubhouse.
He made very cocky remarks regarding the Babe with his “drill him in the ass” comments.
Did you see his demeanor as he walked off tonight?
He is just not a likeable guy.
Is that enough reason for you? I got more if you need it.
I’d like more. Sounds like good stuff.
You love that dirt???
I’d take that guy in his prime on my team(all those problems or not) any day.
But I agree, that’s not cool if all that is true.
But when he walked off the mound and laughed tonight, I didn’t have a huge problem with it. Ya, the team was down but when you’re getting booed by all these Yankees fans, that could bring back memories from the Red Sox and just make you laugh or smile.
For sure, I loved it. I was squirming with ooey gooey nostalgia.
I agree that he was incredibly dominat when he was with the Sox although the Yanks got to him in his last three years.
I’ll give him credit again. His post game interview on YES right now is unusally humble and respectful for him. Almost classy.
But back to the the stuff. In his interview two days ago he said he might be the most influential player ever to paly at Yankee Stsdium.
I admit it’s possible that some of it is a language problem. But mostly it’s his selfish, arrogant nature that makes him so intoerable to so many fans.
I enjoyed his parenting lesson.
and how he said he would be a king if on the yankees.
That’s why I like the guy. Lol at him.
I love to hate him. I am very intense on this issue becuase, livinig in the Boston area for so long, I got toally sick and tired of hearing about him and his antics everyday on local sports radio when there were so many other real stories. Believe it or not, a lot of Red Sox fams felt the same way and were glad to see him go to the Mets. I think the Sox front office made the right decision.
His post game interviews in 2003 and 2004 after games with the Yankees were incredibly bad. He always acted like he should have won when he didn’t.
Then after several humiliating losses he came up with the Yankees are my Daddy comment.
He treatened to quit the BoSox and sit under under Mango tree.
He constantly complanied that the BoSox front office didn’t respect him.
He more or less shot his way out of town when he left for the Mets. He constantly complained about everything.
I sitll have more if you need it.
He’s not the only player, though, who had similar things to say re: Red Sox FO.
Mo Vaughn, Manny, Nomar come to mind.
True – And there were other circumstances surrounding each of those players.
Pedro made a mess whne he was very vocal about the BoSox picming up his $17 million option a year early. Why would any sane tema pickup an expensive option a year early. RIDICULOUS. Then he says he gets no respect form the team.
No doubt. He’s a Pedro-donna for sure. I was just saying that the FO has had grievances raised agianst it by others.
Maybe he had some legitimate gripes at times, and handled it like a capricious jerk?
I’m not talking about that option example, though, that’s, as you say, REEEEEEEEDICKULUSS@
Agreed. I am trying to be fair . . . but I really can’t come up with anything that Pedro could complain about except that he really didn’t watn the BoSox to pick up his one year option. He REALLY wanted a four year extension a year before the option took place (even more REEEEdiculous) which the Sox wouldn’t evn discuss. That was the root of his unhappiness and complaints.
Then the rest of the prima donna immature behavior got worse.
And . . . BTW . . . I was very impressed with his pitching tonight and against the Dodgers after coming back from surgery. He doesn’t have his 95 mph fastball anymore but he pitches like he does. Heck of a job by hom.
I’m not fan of the BoSox, but I don’t think Schilling or Pedro are $1 pitchers.
lol Obviously a typo . . . #1 pitchers.
Yeah, just being semantical.
I know – it was funny.
Okay, I’ll respond to Bob, though you all seem to have good points. I should have been more clear with my statement. I understand why he’s disliked. He’s aggressive, brash, cocky, selfish. I kind of like that. He’s the guy you want to root against. He’s the ultimate villain and it’s great entertainment. That’s what this is ultimately, right?
I see him as the ultimate competitor and as a Yankee fan, I want to see forceful personalities with immense talent and guile. He has that at any age.
I agree he is a competitor and controversial and it amkes for great fun. But look at him compared to , oh let’s pick Schilling.
Schilling was less selfish, less arrogant and yet every bit as competitive and controversial. I like Schilling. He had a lot more class.
Pedro was a petualnt little baby the entire time he was in Boston. He was talked about almost eveyday all year round on WEEI and written about in the Globe and Herald. He was a very negative energy drain on the entire BoSox team.
I call into question his SELFISHNESS more than anything else.
schilling and class??? barf…take it from a phils fan…the 93 series with a towel over his head showing up his teammate mitch williams whos out there trying to get him a save??
schillings as arrogant as it gets…
former gm of the phils famously said “every fifth day he’s a horse, the other four he’s a horses ass”
pedro pitched well enough to win but burnett dominated…phils dont like to win game 2′s…theyre 11-1 last two post-seasons at home…cant wait to see what the phaithful has in store for mr. rodriguez.
THAT WAS MY POINT. Pedro is even more intolerable than Schilling!!
SCHILLING IS CLASSIER? HAve you heard him call into radio shows, really?>
Yes – I listened to WEEI in Boston everyday for twenty years.
The major difference between the two is Shilling doesn’t have an energetic, engaging personality. He’s somehow kind of a boring for a guy who stirs the pot as much as he does.
I’m not going to dispute that Pedro is very selfish, arrogant and showy. Far more than Schilling. I don’t want any modicum of class. I want that ruthless, childish, insanely talented and selfish individual. That’s exactly why I like the guy. Also, Martinez was much better than Schilling, who was a great pitcher.
I also like Ty Cobb, Barry Bonds, Shoeless Joe (though many contest that he cheated), Pete Rose. I make no illusions that most of these people are not good role models and probably have serious personality defects. I’m okay with that. Anyone who looks up to professional athletes/musicians/actors is a fool. This is a sport and one that predicates on entertainment. Pedro is easily one of the best at both. I care more about those things than I do about some nice guy that’s good, not great, and generates no controversy.
ALL VERY GOOD POINTS. I completely agree.
Jeter is the anti-Pedro. Most boring interview ever. I admit I’d rather watch a Pedro interview than a Jeter interview.
But I love hating him.
I stopped hating Pedro when he became a Met, but bouncing Zim’s pretty low, no matter what he said ’bout ‘is momma.
Total hat tip on tonights pitching performance though. I found myself smiling, actually, at being able to have the Yanks face Pedro on his game in the Bronx once (maybe twice?) more.
You saw him grinning as he exited the game right? With all the raucus cheering? Classic.
Did anyone see Manuel’s interview half the questions were on how the Phillies were screwed by calls
I bet Matsui thought it was just a Japanese game show chuckle-fest. Move along…
Reading comprehension fail. Thought you said Matsui. I need to stop drinking.
AJ has kids?
Burnett? Yeah, a few. The Pisces symbol he has tattooed on his left hand is for one of them. I’m pretty sure his oldest son is named AJ Jr.
Yeah, 2 sons.
And his wife is hot!
First to 3 now. I’m hoping the O takes this approach and crushes Hamels on Saturday.
Ha AJ got his kids on the podium with him. Man that’s sick.
Burnett no like being called a cheerleader.
He doesn’t care, he’s feeling damn good right now.
Props to your boy. What a game.
Ha for real, “You had your arm in a sling if I’m not mistaken but you were a great cheerleader on that Marlins team.”
WTF kind of shit is that?
He should have said, “go get your f*cking shine box.” That might have been more subtle.
Your word, A.J., is funnest.
Funnest. Could you use it in a sentence?
“The funnest I’ve ever had on the baseball field.”
Funnest. F-U-N-N-E-S-T. Funnest.
I don’t know why you’re making a big deal, it’s a perfectly cromulent word.
A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man.
I am living in Philly and I have to listen to their fans drunken revelry in the streets after they win. Listening to their whining and crying after we win makes the victory doubly sweet.
Indeed. I am down in the Italian Market, look at their river of tears. The Phillies have lost game 2 in each of their series, btw.
Tex has struggled this postseason, but you really can not be made at him because he sure has made his hits count.
On another note though, do you think Hairston starts tomorrow after having some success tonight or does Joe go back to Swish?
Maybe. Hairston will start in the simulated game tomorrow. I think Swish starts on the road on Saturday
Alright calling me out for my mistake. Who do you guys think starts on Saturday?
Hah, no I was just joking around. That’s why I added I think Swish starts on Saturday because he mashes on the road and if Girardi goes by the book again, he will definitely start.
Ha, yeah figured you were joking. I would say Swish gets the start also, but I also was completely shocked when I saw him on the bench for today’s game. I think Joe must have really seen something that showed him Swish is just completely lost and not going through a little slump.
What time zone are you in?
Pedro didn’t feel good tonight.
He hasn’t had enough orange juice & hugs.
He also might want to lay off the mushrooms shopping for jackets.
Ugh, I hate the Pedro post-game rants. I thought we were over this nonsense.
You know what though? Think of it, if he was a Yankee, not Red Sox, in his post-Expo career, he’s right.
He would be a king in NY.
Probably the biggest Yankee-killer Starting Pitcher that I’ve gotten the chance to watch.
It was a pleasure beating Pedro at his best tonight, even though he says he was sick.
I couldn’t help breaking out into a grin after I got done yelling at Jeter looking at that 87mph “fastball” at the knees on the quickpitch.
Please tell me someone else just heard the end of Pedro’s press conference
it was beautiful, weird, and makes me dislike him more.
I could not help but laugh
Joe Girardi: Cooking by the book. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp7tc9Moqk0 (NSFW)
Ken Singleton was right. Alex is expanding his zone and falling behind.
Not that I disagree with you or my boy Kenny.
Just don’t put too much into 2 games. Yesterday sucked for most of our hitters. Today Alex fouled a ton of pitches straight back, just missed em.
He gonna kill it in Philly, you can write that shit down.
saw Pedro’s postgame interview…WTF was up with that blazer? is he getting fashion advice from Craig Sager?
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