World Series Game Five Spillover Thread VI


Keep it within Lidge distance…

Categories : Game Threads, Playoffs


  1. Mike bk says:

    i figure it will be madson

  2. baka nakamura says:

    3 runs. meh, no problem off lidge.

  3. slappy white says:

    Dammit Phil Coke

  4. Brian says:

    Hold them this inning and put up another 3 spot and I’ll be very happy. Lets Go Yankees!

  5. Jake K. says:

    No thanks to Coke.

  6. JMK aka The Overshare says:

    To all those who lobby for Gardner to be our starting CF: Do you watch him at the plate? How can you possibly advocate him as a starter?

    • trueblue says:

      He should start in Scranton

    • bonestock94 says:

      I think it comes from him being hot right before his injury.

    • aj says:

      I retract my lobbying.

    • Mike bk says:

      who else makes the catch in left center? did u see hairston’s ab?

      • JMK aka The Overshare says:

        Yes, his defense is pretty good (though he sometimes takes poor routes to the ball and misjudges it), but I really don’t think it makes up for his offense. Watch him swing. It just looks all kinds of off. He should be slapping at the ball and getting out of the box quickly. Not taking wild upper-cuts and watching balls go by. You can’t have a hitter like that consistently down 0-2. He doesn’t have the power or mechanics to get out of those situations.

        What does Hairston’s at-bat have to do with this?

    • TheLastClown says:

      Have you ever watched ants eat? They carry their food to their larvae, who digest it into a nasty goo, which is then carried to progressively more important strata of ant society, being further digested at each level, ending with the queen.

      Thus she gets the purest food.

      But they don’t each eat individual grains of anything, let alone grits that expand inside them & pop them.

      Sorry, you got me curious.

  7. Bobtaco says:

    Who is pitching? Still Hughes?

  8. trueblue says:

    Gardner is terrible. He needs to be bunting for basehits.

  9. ansky says:

    why does Gardner keep trying to hit shit in the air? he’s so quick that shit is just annoying.

  10. Mike bk says:

    with jorge, matsui, jete, damon, teix and a-rod 3 is not a problem.

  11. AstroBoy has better looking hair than Chase Utley.

  12. aj says:

    Would you guys consider this a “moral” victory if we put pressure?

  13. Hold ‘em and put up three plus with Jorge/Hideki/Top.

    Do it, Yanks. Do it.

  14. Josh says:

    BG must only bunt he is so feable. Next time he pops up I want him to do pushups in the batters box.

  15. GG says:

    swish cano grit killed that pretty fast

  16. Rose says:

    We haven’t touched Madson…if he comes in we could be in some trouble. Anybody else and I’ll be happy.

    How are we not hitting Chan Ho Park though?? The guy stinks and we’ve seen him a plenty…

  17. claybeez says:

    Gardner, huh? Man, why do some guys want more of that? Right down the pike, as they used to say.

  18. slappy white says:

    ive always been a gardner fan but he really does hit like a little leaguer…..but we got big bats in the 9th if we hold em here

  19. Joker, The says:

    I miss Melky already. And I still hate you Phil Coke. If it was 6-5 I’d say it’s almost guaranteed Yankees win. Now…not so much.

  20. Michael Kay says:

    OUCH those Utley/Ibanez solo shots sting right now

  21. Hugh Jassman says:

    If I’d known Yankees would get 5 off Lee I’d have said surely they must win.

  22. Mike bk says:

    fucking cheap ass hit.

  23. Brazilian Yankee says:

    Jeter has to make that play. That ball bounced 30 times before it got to the OF.

  24. Fucking Ruiz. Jesus Christ.

  25. Mike Axisa says:

    Another ROCKET given up by Phil Hughes…

  26. Jay says:

    Ruiz = Jeff Mathis.

    Good lord.

  27. claybeez says:

    Come on, dp.

  28. baka nakamura says:

    lets get outta this.

  29. bonestock94 says:

    Maybe I’m being fickle, but I’m back to feeling the same way about Cano as I did a year ago.

  30. Joe D. says:

    I missed most of the game, so not sure who is available, but why not PH for Gardner there? Get someone with pop up there?

    I mean, defense doesn’t matter unless we get hits and runs, eh?

    Am I foolish on this one?

  31. Rose says:

    Now he’s throwing that curve a little too much…

  32. Jay says:

    There’s men all over the United States at bowling alley’s drinking Budweiser that look like Matt Stairs.

  33. Hova says:

    What’s wrong with Phil Hughes?

    A) Fatigue
    B) Lack of confidence
    C) Succumbing to the pressure of WS

    I’m gonna go with B

  34. jjik says:

    Other than Mariano and Marte, this bullpen has been a complete abortion.

  35. dkidd says:

    utley: harrison ford in “regarding henry” before he gets shot

    stairs: king ralph

  36. PsiFighter37 says:

    Phil reduced to cleanup duty…quite a fall from grace.

  37. Vinny the Bull says:

    Not Hughes’ fault. BABIP fail.

  38. aj says:

    So in the 19th century, an actor’s brother saves a politician’s son from being hit by a train. They never see each other again. The actor was John Wilkes Booth and the Politician was Abraham Lincoln. Crazy story. Yanks in 6!

  39. Mike Axisa says:

    There we go, nice turn boys.

  40. Riddering says:

    I love me some slow old man action to ensure DPs.

  41. Keanu Reeves says:

    Excellent. One more out then demoralization time.

  42. TJ says:

    Does it count as DP with Stairs running to first?

  43. Huge. Get this big mouthed mother fucker and rally in the ninth!

  44. TheLastClown says:

    Awright, GBDP!

    1 more out, Philly!

  45. Mike Pop says:

    Here. We. Go.

  46. ShuutoHeat says:

    I’m going guess choppers and sharpening his axe are two of Stairs’ favorite hobbies.

  47. baka nakamura says:

    lets go!!!

  48. Mike bk says:

    Hughes is back. throwing the curve too.

  49. Rose says:

    LET’S GO HIT!!!!

  50. Keanu Reeves says:

    Damn, they have Madson up.

  51. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Here we go…

  52. Brazilian Yankee says:

    Good inning by Hughes. Maybe he’s back.

  53. YankeeScribe says:

    Good job Hughes. Lets win tonight Yankees

  54. Doug says:

    Lidge: Persona non grata.

  55. TJ says:

    Let’s do it Yanks!

  56. Alright, time to rally again.


  57. Bobtaco says:

    3 runs for 3 outs. It can be done.

  58. claybeez says:

    Nice job, Philly. Come on Po, need a little OBP right now.

  59. Hova says:

    Nice job by Hughes. Coke should take lessons.

  60. Josh says:

    they may roll with park until he gets in trouble…

    Jorgie needs to get this shit started right and quickly!

  61. ansky says:

    Matt Stairs will finally retire after this right? right?

  62. Brian says:

    Helluva job by Hughes! Lets Go Yankees! Win it tonight! Got the big bats coming up! I want multiple home runs!!!! Woo!!! Rally time!!!! I want to be chugging and pouring beers all over myself tonight!!!!

  63. Joker, The says:


  64. PsiFighter37 says:

    Can I has Brad Lidge?

  65. Mike Pop says:

    Can the offense bail Burnett and Coke out? Can we make a dramatic comeback to take the World Series? Can we tie the game?

    We’ll find out after the commercial break.

  66. lance says:

    Nothing like lowering your ERA 24 runs in one inning.

  67. Mike bk says:

    let’s not forget madson blew 6 saves this year too.

  68. Rose says:

    I don’t like Madson in there…we don’t do much off him…or haven’t anyway

  69. baka nakamura says:

    lets not be “men who stare at hittable piches”!

  70. Riddering says:

    Let’s him ‘em so hard they have no one left but Lidge.

  71. Bobtaco says:

    Moral victory: 1 run

    Win for the Ages: 4 runs

  72. dkidd says:

    tying run to the plate

  73. Justin R. says:

    Let’s do this!

  74. Okay so here’s an obscure reference:

    The Yankees, right now in the top of the 9th in Game 5 are like the 101st Airbone in the Ardennes during the Bulge. They can hold out and win. However, a rally in the ninth would be like Patton riding in and wrecking the Germans’ shit, giving the Allies a path to victory.

  75. Hova says:

    Can you imagine this Philly team right now with only a one run lead? They would be shitting themselves. Damn you Coke.

    Ok, I’m done with the Coke bashing.

  76. Rose says:

    The inevitable strike 1 down the middle call to Posada…

  77. Joe D. says:

    No Lidge?

    Awwww, we may have to work for these three runs after all.

    Let’s do it.

  78. JMK aka The Overshare says:

    Think the Phils have the scouting report that Jorge can’t hit curveballs?

  79. ansky says:

    Madson was on my fantasy this year and he cost me a lot of points in the standings!…let’s hit this punk!

  80. Mike bk says:

    turn into that one jorge.

  81. Joe D. says:

    Posada, gotta take one for the team there. Bah.

  82. baka nakamura says:

    damn, lidge not even warming up.

  83. Jamie says:

    does jorge swing here?

  84. Alex S says:

    lets do it

  85. Rose says:


  86. Mike Pop says:

    Can Pena catch?

  87. dkidd says:

    no team until now, buck

    get ready to sound sad, bitch

  88. PsiFighter37 says:

    Alright, good start!

  89. JMK aka The Overshare says:

    There we go!

  90. Mike bk says:

    myers is as big a headcase as lidge so if he comes in same dif.

  91. Mike Axisa says:


  92. slappy white says:


  93. Rose says:

    YES!!!!! ATTA WAY TO GO, PO!!!

  94. Riddering says:

    Posada made it to second!


  95. Bob Stone says:

    Great start for the BIG rally

  96. Reggie C. says:


    Of course.

    HERE. WE. GO.

  97. Joe D. says:

    Posada, you magnificent bastard!

  98. Alex S says:

    great start but we so could have used that homer….

  99. baka nakamura says:

    here we go go!

  100. Hova says:

    Oh baby!!!

  101. TheLastClown says:

    Hip Mo-fuggin Hip!

  102. Brian says:

    Get Jorge home! Then hit a 2 run home run! Or 3 is even better!

  103. DreDog says:

    If it bleeds we can kill it!!!!!!

  104. Jake H says:

    Oh ya. Great way to start. Hopefully this blows up his confidence


  106. ShuutoHeat says:

    I just gave a cold icy stare because someone in the room said “it’s impossible for them to tie it up”, nearly stabbed him with my tooth pick…. luckily my girlfriend stopped me.

  107. Esteban says:

    Never count them out

  108. Frigidevil says:

    And the tying run is on deck…

  109. TJ says:

    So close to being gone

    Godzilla magic?

  110. Hall and Nokes says:

    Myers up. Is Lidge at a wedding tonight?

  111. Michael Kay says:

    I would like to request a credit increase on my “Those Utley/Ibanez solo shots really sting right now” comment

  112. Mike bk says:

    can we give road pie?

  113. Rose says:

    Posada on 2nd is key…this would be the easiest double play combo in world series history otherwise lol

  114. Joe D. says:

    Good, get Brett Myers up.

    We ain’t his wife. We hit back.

  115. Doug says:

    I picked up Madson on my fantasy both times Lidge lost his closer’s job. Both times he posted double-digit ERAs and lost it back to Lidge.

    The pressure will get to him in a bad way again tonight.

  116. Brazilian Yankee says:

    Missed the pitch. That was the pitch to hit.

  117. Esteban says:

    That was his pitch

  118. Mike Pop says:

    I’m glad he didn’t hit a hr there, would be a rally killer.


  119. PsiFighter37 says:

    Come on Godzillla

  120. JMK aka The Overshare says:

    After we’re done with Madson, maybe we can beat up on Meyers and his wife?

  121. PsiFighter37 says:


  122. Rose says:

    Mr. November!!!!

  123. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    I think I just soiled myself

  124. baka nakamura says:

    smelling blood…

  125. Mike Axisa says:


    Called that shit five threads ago.

  126. Arman Tamzarian says:

    Derek Jeter!!!!!

  127. Mike Pop says:

    Rut Roh Phillies.

  128. Riddering says:

    This team is so amazing.

  129. Joe D. says:

    These fuckers don’t quit.

  130. Reggie C. says:



  131. TJ says:

    Yankee rally?

    YES we can

  132. TheLastClown says:

    And Tokyo is in flames…

  133. claybeez says:

    Excellent! Jeter drive it!

  134. JMK aka The Overshare says:

    No Pena?

  135. Alex S says:

    HR = Tie Game

    nice call Axisa, they did bring the tying run to the plate, but was it too late?

  136. Brian says:

    Jeter hit a 3 run home run! Pena should be pinch running here though.

  137. ShuutoHeat says:

    Madson’s expression: “HUH? WHA?”

    You know what would be a good mascot for the Yankees? THE FUCKING PHOENIX CUZ WE CAN’T FUCKING DIE YOU PHILLY PHUCKERS!

  138. slappy white says:

    WE’RE GONNA WIN THIS THING…../Agent Harris’d

  139. Dave G says:

    You da man Mike. Let’s do this.

  140. cjc says:

    fuck you Phil Coke fuck you

  141. Mike bk says:

    these fans are scared shitless right now.

  142. Joker, The says:


  143. Mike Pop says:

    Captain Jete… necesitio big hit please.

  144. Zooboy says:

    I hate Coke more with every swing.

  145. Josh says:

    Pena for Matsui, Yes?

  146. dkidd says:

    i love this

  147. Joe D. says:

    Waaaahhhh, they’re talking to the pitcher.

    Waaaahhh, that slows the game down.

  148. GG says:

    why isnt pena in????

  149. baka nakamura says:

    c’mon jeter…

  150. Tying run! Let’s go Captain!

  151. Mike bk says:

    LIDGE is UP

  152. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    No swinging at first pitch crap, Jeter.

  153. Buddy says:

    DO THIS!!

  154. YankeeScribe says:

    Why no pinch runner for Matsui?

  155. Dave G says:

    OK. El Capitan!!!

  156. Arman Tamzarian says:

    Brad Lidge sighting

  157. GG says:

    put pena in for a potential play at the plate

  158. Mike Pop says:


  159. Josh says:

    Why is matsui on first base. I really don’t understand that one at all…

  160. Michael Kay says:

    “Before this stuff goes any further, I’d like you all to know that I will kill you and I’ll get away with it, cause I’m Kurt F’ing Russell.”

  161. Jay says:

    Isn’t this where a pinch runner should be used? Jeter does into a good number of double plays.

  162. YankeeScribe says:

    No DP Jeter

  163. dkidd says:

    paging mister rivera…

  164. Marcus says:

    Jeter with the single. Tex hits into a DP and we all get distraught. A-Rod steps in a knocks one out to tie it.

  165. baka nakamura says:

    i’m feeling bases loaded for damon, mvp of the series

  166. Jamie says:

    i think pena is the emergency catcher at this point. no one else is left on the bench. no?

  167. Bob Stone says:

    Lidge is up in the pen – Phils are getting desperate!

  168. Mike Pop says:

    Jeter. You fuck.

  169. Rey22 says:

    Right on the money Axisa. Tying run is at the plate.

  170. PsiFighter37 says:


  171. Jay says:

    What did I tell you?

  172. Mike Axisa says:

    Fuck. Dammit Jeters.

  173. Doug says:


  174. ansky says:


  175. BigBlueAL says:

    Cap’n Clutch.

  176. swisher's fauxhawk says:


  177. Rose says:


    Oh well…now it literally IS Phil Cokes fault…

  178. baka nakamura says:

    scratch last prediction. shiteous AB

  179. Alex S says:

    WOWOW that’s the last guy i expect to kill the rally

  180. Esteban says:

    I unfortunately called that

  181. Michael Kay says:

    That won’t go on the Jeter highlight reel.

  182. Hova says:

    Wow. Worst thing ever just happened.

  183. trueblue says:

    Decidedly unclutch. FUCK

  184. JMK aka The Overshare says:

    Having a PR would have really helped there.

  185. Brazilian Yankee says:

    Jeter really lost his clutchness to A-Rod. What a joke of an AB. Fucking terrible.

  186. Brian says:

    Fuck you Coke you no good bastard. C’mon Damon hit a home run and follow suit Tex!

  187. Josh says:

    Marcus, why would you even put the words dp on this board. You are the phil coke of posters.

  188. GG says:

    please damon

  189. ACC says:

    Worst AB possible

  190. Frigidevil says:

    Its ok, guess who’s the go-ahead run now?

  191. Dave says:

    Really thought we had a chance there…. fuck Phil Coke…

  192. PsiFighter37 says:

    Okay Johnny, make some more magic happen with 2 outs.

  193. Jake H says:

    I saw that coming when Jeter took the ball before right down the middle.

  194. Joker, The says:

    Fuck you Jeter. Fuck you Burnett. Fuck you Coke. Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck.

  195. Come on, Johnny. Just get on base here.

  196. Dave G says:

    Just too many runs tonight. Games is not over. C’mon Johnny.

  197. Salty Buggah says:

    Damn, I so predicted that. Damn my mind for thinking of such things.

  198. Rose says:

    There’s the Jeter double play we talked about at the beginning of the year…

    Oh well…nice comeback anyway while it lasted…

  199. Michael Kay says:

    and playing the role of Johnny Damon for this at-bat, the secretary from Ferris Bueller’s Day Off!

  200. Arman Tamzarian says:

    This is not over

  201. Do it again, Johnny! Another epic AB!

  202. PsiFighter37 says:

    Derek had that 2-0 pitch, that was his. Let it go for a strike, and then that. Argh.

  203. Rose says:

    So much for Mr. November…

  204. Brazilian Yankee says:

    AJ, Coke and to a lesser degree Jeter lost this game.

  205. Mike Axisa says:

    Battle Johnny. Dig in baby.

  206. Joe D. says:

    Helluva comeback no matter what.

    Damn proud of this team.

    Come on Damon, keep it alive.

  207. JMK aka The Overshare says:

    Not over yet!

  208. Johnny, I fucking love you.

  209. Brazilian Yankee says:

    All up to Tex’s cold ass bat.

  210. Bob Stone says:

    Damon does it again

  211. Marcus says:

    DAMON! I like that guy!

  212. claybeez says:

    Damon is magic.

  213. PsiFighter37 says:


    Now COME ON MARK!!!

  214. ohgodno says:

    cmon texxxxxxxxxx

  215. Dave G says:

    Yes Johnny. We are still alive.

  216. Riddering says:

    Damon is on an amazing run here.

    Can Tex come through? Get hit by a pitch?

  217. Esteban says:

    Never say die

  218. Jamie says:

    sign on the dotted line johnny.

  219. Hall and Nokes says:

    Damon is one cool customer.

  220. slappy white says:


  221. Mike Axisa says:

    Great at-bat Johnny.

    C’mon T-Money. Reach base for me.

  222. Salty Buggah says:

    Tex, if we ever needed a HR from you. This is it!

  223. TheLastClown says:

    Deja vu all over again?

  224. Joe D. says:

    Wow, Damon.

    That’s one tough son of a bitch.

  225. Reggie C. says:


  226. yankees=warriors says:

    Damn Damon!
    Can we please get to A-Rod?

  227. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    This is your moment to stop sucking, Tex.

  228. Brian says:

    Please hit one out Tex! Please you owe us! Please! Please! Go Yankees! Complete the rally!

  229. chriskeo says:


  230. Klemy says:

    They gave it a run, switched some momentum, if they come up short. Would love to see a Tex message here though. Damon has been large.

  231. Tex if you come through here, I will not criticize you for the duration of your contract.

  232. ShuutoHeat says:

    Damon, is WOW.

  233. CMart says:

    What was worth yelling at?

  234. Hova says:

    Johnny and Boras just smiled at the same time. Cha-ching!

  235. Arman Tamzarian says:

    Tex is gonna do it

  236. Randy A. says:

    Where was that pitch?

  237. Esteban says:

    6 inches outside?

  238. Rose says:


  239. PsiFighter37 says:

    That was outside ump, wtf

  240. Raf says:

    that was not a fucking strike

  241. ACC says:

    Tex is due!

  242. aa says:

    wow tex is looking horrible

  243. Russell NY says:

    #1 that wasnt a strike
    #2 if only jeter wasnt a dp machine…

  244. Jamie says:

    what the fuck he has no plate discipline at all its horrendous as soon as he hits the playoffs like wtf happened to him

  245. Dave G says:

    C’mon Tex. At least get on base.

  246. JMK aka The Overshare says:

    C’mon, Tex.

  247. Mike Pop says:

    Plz Tex.

  248. PsiFighter37 says:

    Jeebus, please don’t strike out Mark. Let A-Rod get to the plate.

  249. Let’s go, Tex! Let’s go, Tex!

  250. Joe D. says:


  251. ShuutoHeat says:

    Come on Madson hit Tex.

  252. PsiFighter37 says:


  253. JMK aka The Overshare says:

    Fucking damnit!

  254. claybeez says:

    Tex…I have no words.

  255. Brazilian Yankee says:

    Tex is worthless with the bat. At least they gave him 180 millions to play D.

    • pete says:

      and be the runner up in the MVP. Seriously, i’d be nicer but i’m in a bad mood since the yanks just lost so here goes. STOP. Shut the fuck up with your ridiculous reactionary bullshit. Teixiera was the AL MVP runner up this year. he hit 39 fucking home runs and 2 more in the postseason (including a walkoff). He happens to have a weakness against changeups and madson’s is one of the game’s best. It’s tough when you fall behind 0-1 on a pitch 5 inches off the plate.

  256. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Pitch in the dirt.

  257. ansky says:

    damnit Tex!

  258. Doug says:

    Tex you are cold as ice.

  259. Salty Buggah says:

    Damnit Tex and Jeter

  260. Mike Axisa says:

    Damn changeup.

    Valiant effort boys. Go get ‘em Wdnesday.

  261. Jay says:

    Thanks Tex. You made it look easy.

  262. Tex + low offspeed = ugh.

    Win this shit at home now.

  263. Klemy says:

    I really hate Phil Coke at this point. Not that it plays out the same, but man…

  264. YankeeScribe says:

    Tex can’t seem to lay off those down and away pitches

  265. Rose says:

    Would have been better if we lost 8-2 or whatever it was before…

  266. PsiFighter37 says:

    Fucking garbage. Someone sit Tex down and figure his swing out. Goddammit.

    And goddamn Phil fucking Coke.

  267. ACC says:

    We need Pettite to come through big time now… keep ‘em under 6 runs!

  268. BklynJT says:

    Paul Oneil theory in affect for tomorrow. Yankees hopefully come out like gangbusters

  269. dalelama says:

    TEX SUCKS !!!!!!!!!!!

  270. aa says:

    Tex is killing me now. what a brutual ab.

  271. Dave G says:

    Let’s get them Wednesday. The World Series is ours. We are going home with the lead.

  272. BigBlueAL says:

    Too bad Arod bats 4th and not 3rd.

  273. Josh says:

    yankees played horrendous, phils had their ace, no lidge, and hit the shit out of the ball, and still they almost lost. We are taking this shit on Wednesday.

  274. jjik says:

    A big fuck you to Burnett and Coke

  275. Russell NY says:

    Lets not get on Tex. Jeter destroyed that rally

  276. Hova says:

    Damn, Tex has been awful. 4 more LOB tonight by him.

    The rally was great though. Good momentum going back to the Bronx. This thing is over in 6.

  277. Raf says:

    non-MVP of the game, Phil Coke. bullpen was holding them until that point

  278. Alex S says:

    We blew this game. too many fucking chances to win. coke is garbage. at least we get to win it at home

  279. YankeeScribe says:

    Those last two homers killed us

  280. MikeD says:

    New Coke killed us with those two dingers.

    Oh, well. It’ll be more enjoyable winning it at home.

  281. Brazilian Yankee says:

    I’m still waiting for Tex’s first hit on a changeup. Heck, I’m waiting for him to make contact with a changeup. If that’s all you can get for a 180 millions…

  282. trueblue says:

    Tes is garbage right now

  283. JMK aka The Overshare says:

    Let’s see them beat us with a pitcher not named “Cliff Lee.”

  284. Michael Kay says:

    dumb as it may sound, I’ve never felt better after a loss than tonight. They fought back into it, and were a Phil Coke inning and a un-Jeter like 9th inning from Jeter away from a possible win.

  285. Josh says:

    It’s all good guys. Would have been nice, but it’s coming back to NY now to wrap it up. Don’t sweat it.

  286. Joker, The says:

    Thanks for this one Coke. Thanks a bunch.

    Man, if someome would have told me they’d score 6 runs in this game I would have though they’d have it in the bag. *sigh*

  287. crapula says:

    Tex needs to just lean in and get hit.

  288. Doug says:


    I’m sorry, that may have been too much.

  289. ansky says:

    Well on the plus side:

    1. This team never dies.
    2. We’ve now hit MAdson and Lidge…they’re running out of closers
    3. Cliff Lee will not pitch again.
    4. Pedro will.

    • ACC says:

      Agree with all, but c’mon… Pettite on 3-days rest?! Are we really all comfortable with this??

      • Would you be more comfortable with Chad Gaudin?

        • ACC says:

          I would have felt more comfortable having Burnett and Pettite for 2 home games, both on full days rest with a real lineup behind them, sans Molina and Pitcher batting.

          • But throwing Gaudin out there tonight is basically conceding the game. Yeah, Burnett shat the bed tonight but the chance of him doing so was still smaller than the chance of Gaudin pitching a great game and definitely smaller than Gaudin pitching an awful game. In the World Series, you don’t fuck around/play for the next game. I’d go to Burnett in this spot every day of the week and twice on Sundays.

            • ACC says:

              I guess we just disagree… I would have gladly conceded the game based on Burnett’s home/away splits and the terrible offense with Molina/Pitcher spot, confident that you’ve got 2 great pitchers on normal rest coming up at home, with CC for any emergencies. If the series were 2-2 coming into this game, I would have agreed with you, but this was such a foreseeable result, I would have opted to plan to wrap it up at home. Now, instead of going home confident that even though you lost to their best pitcher with your worst, you still have two rested arms coming up, it’s one gamble after another with Pettite and CC on short rest.

      • ansky says:

        I am. We fought back, Pedro’s old and the Philly bullpen sucks. I’m just so glad that I dont have to see those stupid fucking towels anymore.

        • yankees=warriors says:

          Can’t agree more.
          But frankly, we haven’t seen much of the towels the past few days…because the Phillies were mostly losing, LOL!

        • ACC says:

          I don’t doubt the offense, I just don’t have any delusions about Pettite’s ability to pitch on 3-days… maybe I’m just pessimistic, but to think that a 37 year-old pitcher with little success pitching on short rest can keep down an offense like the Phillies’ seems pollyana to me.

  290. Riddering says:

    What a game all the way to the end. The offense kept pressing, Hughes was sharp as well as Ace and D-Rob.

    Eh. Steaks and blowjobs are better in the Bronx.

  291. TheLastClown says:

    Well, Cliph phucking Phifer phil-Lee wins without his best stuff.

    I thought Yanks in 6 before the series, now I’ll be vindicated, but this game was winnable.

    Marte should have been > Coke

  292. PsiFighter37 says:


    Wednesday, we win it at home and show Pedro who’s daddy again.

  293. There is no doubt in my mind that the Yankees are winning this World Series. Absolutely none.

    But, seriously, Tex, where has your plate discipline gone?

  294. Jay says:

    The worst thing about this going back to the Bronx is that we have to listen at least once more to this awful Fox broadcasting team.

    And Chase Utley is like the fucking Terminator. Does that guy EVER smile?

  295. Alex S says:

    phil choke

  296. TJ says:

    We got Pedro on Wednesday.

    Place is going to be rocking.

  297. yankees=warriors says:

    Does this fit the O’Neill theory?

  298. Bob Stone says:

    WE score six runs in a game started by Cliff Lee and we lose. That seems almost impossible.

  299. BigBlueAL says:

    Maybe Cecil Fielder should start at 1B on Wed.

  300. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    “Damon proving once again it’s a lot easier to get two strikes than three strikes.”

    Ladies and gentlemen, Tim McCarver.

  301. Brazilian Yankee says:

    Maybe they should switch Alex and Tex. I think you’d want the best hitter to get more AB’s.

    • Meh, probably won’t do much good at this point. Rodriguez will still be pitched around due to Tex’s ineffectiveness. If Tex was still seeing the ball like he was and the hits just weren’t falling, then I’d be more inclined for a switch. However, they’d most likely still pitch around Alex and let Tex get himself out.

  302. dkidd says:

    we never quit


    phillies starter in game 6: our son
    phillies starter in game 7 (if it happens): a guy who wishes the season were over

    winning in the new house will be sweet

  303. JFH says:

    what the paul o’neil theory?

  304. Alex S says:

    I was so ready to go party in the streets tonight

  305. Dela G says:

    we’ll get em wednesday

  306. Marcus says:

    Joe Buck must have chosen the player of the game. I mean 7 IP 5ER 7H 3BB is not exactly Lee’s best game. Why not Utley?

  307. jjik says:

    Burnett is not a battler. If he’s not feeling perfect, he falls to pieces. How many three run homers, preceded by a walk, did he give up this year.

  308. aj says:

    girardi didn’t sound very confident about Pettitte.

  309. Jorgie Juiced One says:

    A couple of thoughts:

    Jeter’s a weird guy. In spite of all his hitting accomplishments, it often seems he brings the mentally of .220 hitter with little power to the plate (hence the bunts and all). He’s the tying run at the plate and he takes a 2-0 fastball right down the middle.

    The ball-strike umpiring in this series has been atrocious. Both the first pitch to Swisher and Tex in big spots were well outside. The contrast with the LCS umpiring, which was excellent on balls-strikes, is glaring.

  310. baka nakamura says:

    i think most thought yanks in 6 and i believe that’ll be it.

  311. Russell NY says:

    If you are going to game 6 give their pitcher hell. scream phillies suck before a pitch is even thrown like they do in that dump

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