Nov
04

World Series Game Six: Phillies @ Yankees

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Well, Game Five didn’t go as planned, but luckily the Yankees have two more chances to wrap this thing up.

Andy Pettitte is taking the ball on just three days’ rest, which really isn’t that big of a deal because he’s been starting on extra rest basically for the last month and a half, plus he’ll have five months to rest after tonight. No excuses, just get it done.

What about you guys, are you nervous? I’m definitely feelin’ it, but I’m also more excited for this game than I have been for any baseball game in quite some time. Probably as far back as Game Seven in 2001. Don’t get me wrong, I was stoked for Game Five the other night, but I guess the possibility of clinching at home makes it that much better.

Scotty Brosius, MVP of the 1998 World Series, is throwing out the first pitch tonight. Here’s the lineups:

Philadelphia
Jimmy Rollins, SS
Shane Victorino, LF
Chase Utley, 2B
Ryan Howard, 1B
Jayson Werth, RF
Raul Ibanez, DH
Pedro Feliz, 3B
Ben Francisco, LF
Carlos Ruiz, C

Pedro Martinez, SP (5-1, 3.63)

Yankees
Derek Jeter, SS
Johnny Damon, LF
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Hideki Matsui, DH
Jorge Posada, C
Robinson Cano, 2B
Nick Swisher, RF
Brett Gardner, CF

Andy Pettitte, SP (14-8, 4.16)

If you need to think about something until game time, think about this: tonight might the last time we ever see Pedro Martinez or Andy Pettitte on the mound. Crazy, huh?

Categories : Game Threads, Playoffs
  • TheLastClown

    You guys, I’m not sure if we’re ready to watch this game.

    I mean, we’ve only had 1 day of rest.

    Fuck it, gimme the remote skip, I’m READY!

  • C

    LET’S GO YANKEES

  • Brian

    I have a great feeling about this game! Lets Go Yankees!

  • Z

    Andy made several comments about how “gassed” he was after that last game. I’m not expecting the full Andy Pettitte experience tonight.

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

      He was flatulent. Ate one of those “burrito as big as your head” deals.

      It took forever to microwave, I’m told.

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

      Pedro is also working on less than double-digit days rest for the first time in over a month. No one talks about that though.

      • TheLastClown

        He’s a magician though.

        With alchemy he can transpose any amount of rest into a nice manageable 4.

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

          True story: In college, when people would ask me what my major was, I’d always tell them it was alchemy.

          • Z

            What was it really?

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

              PoliSci/Socio.

              Double up, baby. It’s more fun if you go two at a time.

              • Randy A.

                I can agree with you on that one for sure.

          • radnom

            I think they call it a Philosophy major these days.

            About the same level of usefulness in the real world.

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

              My senior thesis was gonna be the old classic: turning bricks into gold.

              • radnom

                I would’ve gone with immortality, but thats just me.

            • JMK aka The Overshare

              I think you’re understating the value of a philosophy degree. No, it’s not a tangible job-getter in itself, but philosophy majors often transition their undergrad degree to advanced degrees. On average, they score very highly on the GREs, LSATs and GMATs; the thinking of process from their major comes in quite handy in many professions.

              • radnom

                I said real world.

                Higher level academics is not the same thing.

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

                  Yeah, but if you can use your Philosophy undergrad degree to smash your GRE/LSAT/GMAT, you can parlay that into a PhD or a JD, and those degrees let you get real world money for doing fake world bullshit talking, baby!

                • JMK aka The Overshare

                  I didn’t think I had to spell everything out, but I guess I will.

                  They go to undergrad for a philosophy degree. Almost all then take one of the above-mentioned tests, and many go to graduate school, after which they attain a job in a profession, often in law, business, journalism, software development, writing, insurance. That’s “real world.”

                  /not a former philosophy major

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

                  Derek Jeter wrote the foreword to that, if my memory serves.

          • TheLastClown

            I’d venture a guess that while tongue-in-cheek, you weren’t lying either.

            We all practice alchemy, in our own way. Most stop short of identifying it as magic, but that’s just our cultural hubris talking.

            Quantum physics & string theory are pretty good examples of alchemy the way it was understood by, say, Hermes Trismegistus & Alistair Crowley translated into our modern neology *& neurology*

            Anyways, you seem like a pretty magical guy, if you take my meaning.

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

              Anyways, you seem like a pretty magical guy, if you take my meaning.

              I’ll take that as a compliment. To my cock.

      • radnom

        I think the three days rest thing is overblown, but this isn’t a good point.

        He was working on ridiculous amounts of rest because of circumstance, not tiredness. Also, there is no guarantee that much rest even helps a pitcher. If there were a big game would it be ideal for CC to not pitch in a game for almost two weeks before hand? No way.

        Regardless, I think the Yankees are going to get to Pedro tonight, and Andy will be fine, but I really can’t pretend that the fact that he made those comments at the end of last game is a teensy bit worrisome.

        Andy has also been pitching through the rigors of an entire season, while Pedro pulled a Clemens.

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

          He was working on ridiculous amounts of rest because of circumstance, not tiredness.

          Half true, half false.

          His postseason starts have come on extended rest from circumstance, yes. But his regular season starts were intentionally spaced out because the Phillies knew he didn’t have much in the tank and needed larger recuperation windows.

          The fact that their playoff sked unfolded in a way that never forced them to throw Pedro on normal rest was a blessing, and not one in disguise either. They know they want to get Pedro as much extra rest as possible.

          • radnom

            I would say a lot more than half true.
            Yes he did get a bit more rest at the end of the season, as did all of the Yankees starters.
            His September starts:
            3rd,
            8th,
            13th,
            19th,
            30th.

            So 5 days, 6 days, 6 days, 11 days. The double digit rest all came either in the playoffs, or before his last start when the Phillies has wrapped things up.

          • trueblue

            Alls I knows is that his numbers are dog shit in his starts after thorwing 100+ the prior game.

            We can all agree, Fuck Pedro and the Soul Glo truck he rode to the park in.

        • Peedlum

          that didn’t work out too well for clemens in the postseason as i recall.

    • vin

      And those references of being “gassed” were related to him running the bases and having to hurry to cover 1st on a close play.

      I personally don’t remember him saying his arm/shoulder/whatever was “gassed.”

      I watched the entire postgame, and that’s what I recall. Am I wrong on this?

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

        He was “gassed” in the 60′s sense of the word.

        That RBI single he hit in the 5th to tie it up? It was a gas, man.

        • radnom

          His lingo is even more dated than Axia’s.

        • HolyGhostClaw

          His pitches are so boss!!

      • radnom


        I personally don’t remember him saying his arm/shoulder/whatever was “gassed.”
        I watched the entire postgame, and that’s what I recall. Am I wrong on this?

        Wow this is actually true, I just looked up an article containing the quote and its pretty ambiguous as to what he means.

        If he meant in relation to running the bases, this is being extremely mis-reported.

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

          If he meant in relation to running the bases, this is being extremely mis-reported.

          THAT’S WHAT THE FUCK WE DO, BABY!!!

          Sincerely,
          The MSM

        • vin

          Good, I’m glad someone wasn’t lazy like me and decided to research it.

  • Z

    The Yankees will score at least 5 runs tonight.

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

      There will be much rejoicing.

    • Z

      Pedro is a QS at best, and the yankees get at least two off the ‘pen

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

    Let’s win this one for Melky.

    http://twitpic.com/o9uys/full

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

      I guess “Let’s win this one for Chien-Ming” doesn’t have the same ring to it.

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

        Too Asian.

        • TheLastClown

          But “Win it for Wang?”

          Too perfect.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      Ha! That’s great. Did he fully tear the hamstring or was it just a pull?

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

        Let’s tell the team he’s dead. Really oversell it, drive the point home.

        • Jersey

          Complete with an inspirational clubhouse appearance of “The Ghost of Leche.

          Worked in Hamlet.

          • ShuutoHeat

            Are they going to pour bubbly over Melky’s old jersey?

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

              Indelicate thought that just crossed my mind:

              What if, instead of a drunk driver, Nick Adenhart’s car had been hit by a careening champagne delivery truck? Would that have been more directly unseemly? Would that visual have caused the Angels players to be more introspective about the cognitive dissonance of their celebration?

              I wonder things like this.

              • trueblue

                I can’t believe I fucking laughed at that.. Laughed hard too. Fuck me.

        • JMK aka The Overshare

          Why not say he’s just on the brink of death? Cano would have to hit, right? He might turn into one of those women who lift Hummers to rescue their children from danger.

        • http://thebatshatters.blogspot.com the artist formerly known as (sic)

          RIP MELKY.

          Goodnight, sweet prince.

  • Jersey

    I’ll be watching the first half of the game in class, via Gameday. I fully expect my triumphant yelps to be fairly disruptive. More than usual, anyway.

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    I’d be surprised if this is the last time we see either of the starters on the mound. I think Pedro will try to pitch until it’s clear that there’s no way he can possibly play again. Andy is more likely to retire, but I get the feeling he’ll be back next year.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Not to be an ass or anything, but you know that fan written song…it’s pretty friggin annoying.

  • Cato

    Pedro Martinez delenda est

  • Z

    Speaking of Melky, what is that thing he does with his hands when he gets a hit?

  • Salty Buggah

    I’m nervous. Just wanna finish this tonight because game 7 will be too stressful and I’ll have to miss the 1st hour because I’ll be in class.

    • Justin

      Conversely, I’m teaching all through this one (except for lunch) and tomorrow I have a lot of free time, but i’d much rather do it today, so that tomorrow can just be filled with free time and happiness and The Office and such.

      But we agree of course. It ends tonight.

    • trueblue

      Class is for pussies.

  • boychick

    it’s all yanks tonight!

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

      Don’t be ambiguous, boychick.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      Dad?

  • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

    TV: check.

    Yankee cap: check.

    RAB: check.

    Puke bucket: CHECK.

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

      Riddering, are you wearing pants?

      /oldmeme’d

    • mustang

      do you have a defibrillator

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

        Nope.

        Hypodermic of adrenaline, Pulp Fiction style.

  • slappy white

    What the fuck IS “short rest”….Im on short rest every fucking day….Shut em up Andy, PLEASE

    • Bob Stone

      Great Comment!! 99% of the world workers labor on short rest everyday. I’m sure Andy is almost as good as 99% of the world’s workers.

  • Teix is the Man

    Let’s hope the Yanks fuck up Pedro tonight

    • slappy white

      lets hope your name is true

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

        LET’S HOPE YOURS IS TOO!!!!

        Sincerely,
        David Duke

        • slappy white

          wow, you are on your game with a david duke reference….but slappy aint no racist

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

            I know you’re not a racist. Just name-riffing. You’re good money with me, slappy.

      • Teix is the Man

        Haha,I hope so!

      • Alex S

        i too hope he’s a man

  • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

    Victorino hit footage count: 1.

  • Bob Stone

    Oh the drama. Pedro vs. Pettite. Three days rest. Game 6 at home. 30 Minutes to go. I can’t stand the suspense. I am so stoked.

    I’m just going to trust that, as one commenter said in an earlier post today: “The Andy Man CAN”!!!!

    Do it tonight Yankees.

  • Ivan

    “We Play Today, We Win Today” GO YANKEES!!!!

    • slappy white

      DAS IT

  • mustang

    The Yankees need to end this tonight my poor wife she so sick of baseball . I think ( know ) that she wants this to end more then i do.
    LOL

  • RKelly39

    Maybe I should wear my Brosius T-Shirt with the 98 patch on the sleeve. I really miss that guy.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Oh yes, remind everyone Victorino got plunked. How many times did AROD get plunked? SO STFU.

    • trueblue

      But Victorino heals Lepers with that hand. It was a blow to humanity

  • Salty Buggah

    Haha, the IAmCentaur twitter account is hilarious.

    “I just caught one of those Budweiser commercials, saw those Clydesdales and was like, holy s–t, people say I’M juicing???”

    “So Boggs calls today and says, “can I ride on your back if you guys win?” Totally creeped me out.”

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa
      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Half man, half Clyde-mazing.

      • slappy white

        that is priceless…i showed it to my wife and she couldnt control herself…..cant wait to show the girlfriend

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

          Awesome.

      • Salty Buggah

        Hahaha

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      Awesome.

  • Bob Stone

    Over/Under on Innings and Earned Runs from Andy tonight? I’m looking for 7.2 and 3.

    Any other opinions?

    • trueblue

      6/3

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

      I’ll take the under on both.

      Andy gives up just two, but he gets lifted in the 7th. Joba/Marte/Hughes bridge to Mo in some capacity, who enters in the 8th and closes it out with the 4 out save.

      • Bob Stone

        I was really thinking 6/3 but didn’t feel like getting beat up by you for being too pessimistic.

        It would be great if Andy could go 8/2.

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

          I agree, but while I think Andy is capable of pitching very well tonight, I doubt he pitches that deep into the game. He’s not really that kind of pitcher anymore, and Girardi’s had the quick hook for non-CC pitchers this postseason (which is fairly justified, all things considered).

  • slappy white

    Please Mo, let us jump on these fucks early and play the best game of the season so we can keep all the negativity out of the room and enjoy number 27….we know you wont let us down…..AMEN

  • JeffB

    6.1 abd 2

  • ShuutoHeat

    Mary J. Blige >>> Alanis Morisette

    • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

      Yankees can actually snag performers who are willing wear team gear.

      And are American.

      • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

        *willing to

      • ShuutoHeat

        No doubt.

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

      A dog’s ass>>>Alanis Morisette

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

      Was that ever really a question?

  • Salty Buggah

    Didn’t she use roids too?

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

        She also has portraits of herself hanging over her bed that depict her as half-Lion.

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

          The kinky twist: The top half is lion. The bottom half is Mary.

          • slappy white

            hilarious

    • mustang

      yes she did.

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

        OH NO THE YANKEES ARE STILL USING STEROIDS THIS TITLE IS TAINTED

        • ShuutoHeat

          Tomorrow’s headlines: “Yankees Win 27th World Series Title With The Help of Mary J. Blige’s Steroid Use!”

        • Salty Buggah

          So you say this title is already won by us? Nice

        • mustang

          I don’t care anymore see how you stat. geeks have change me.
          LOL

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

            MUSTANG IS ON BOARD BABY!!!!!!!!

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      Madea did roids? How many handjobs do you have to give in jail to score a few roids?

  • mustang

    Oh ! they are winning tonight they are bring out the big guns.

    MARY J

    in the house.

  • slappy white

    Mary J accesorizing with the belt over jersey look

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

    You know what time it is?

    It’s muthafreakin’ game time bitches!

  • vin

    Brosius getting the new dynasty started off right. Nice choice by the Yanks.

    • swisher’s fauxhawk

      That’s how we roll.

  • AJ

    The Yankees have scored in the first inning the past two games and I’d love to see it happen again. The quicker they get to Pedro, the quicker they can get into that Phillies bullpen and really do some damage.

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

    Michael Kay’s like “that motherfucker Joe Buck is in my booth. I’ll cut him.”

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

      Michael Kay is about to go all Ty Cobb on a motherfucker.

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

    The Good News-Pedro gets clobbered tonight

    The Bad News-So does Andy

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      Whaaaat?

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

    I’ve never heard a pitcher’s rest talking about this much before a playoff game. You’d think they were asking him to start both ends of a day-night doubleheader.

    • Jay

      I haven’t even been watching that idiocy. My television won’t go on until 7:57.

  • Jay

    LET’S GO YANKEES!!!!!!!!!

    NUMBER 27 TONIGHT!!!

  • slappy white

    OK for the first time this season Ive broken out the 44 jersey…..this shit is serious Reggie wont let us lose

  • ShuutoHeat

    That guy in the McD’s commercial with the dollar bill looks like someone I might kick in the face for no good reason….

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

      He does reek of smarmy, doesn’t he?

    • AJ

      That tan mark he has on his cheek gives you a nice target for the roundhouse to land.

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

      “How far can this get me?”

      “You can get out.”

      Cracks me up every time.

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

    Game 6 1977 world series is on as well: MLBN!

  • JeffB

    Let’s GOOOOOO!!!

  • Salty Buggah

    Oooh boy, here we go. Cmon Andy, I need you to get a win tonight.

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    1-2-3 1st inning will be nice for lot hearts

  • Joker, The

    I’m going to faint before this is over.

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

      (slaps Joker in the face)

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Good play to start the game.

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

    1 down, 26 to go.

  • Arman Tamzarian

    Good start

  • Jay

    Nice start!

  • AJ

    Nice defensive play by the Cap to start this game off.

  • Arman Tamzarian

    In on the hands Andy

  • charlespoet

    Saying now.. TROLLS go watch CSI: NY or the Real Housewives of Atlanta Reunion…. No one wants your bullshit cuz the Yankees are winning it tonight and YOU WILL NOT BE INVITED TO THE CELEBRATION!!!!

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

      The doubters: I don’t know, Tommie.
      tommiesmithjohncarlos: Guess what, I do. I know that one day the Yankees and I are gonna to get married on top of a mountain, and there’s going to be flutes playing and trombones and flowers and garlands of fresh herbs. And we will dance till the sun rises. And then our children will form a family band. And we will tour the countryside and YOU WON’T BE INVITED!!!!

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

    Bah, shitty ass hit.

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    What a cheapie.

  • Salty Buggah

    Tools to victory for the Philles. “Cmon you gotta be kidding right…they gotta win!”

    Yes, we know they have to win but HOW you idiots?

    Bad luck there.

  • ShuutoHeat

    UGH, cheapo hit. Fuck you Victorino, why aren’t you wincing like a lil bitch anymore?

  • Jay

    Gad I hate fucking cheap hits like that.

  • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

    I hate hits like that.

  • slappy white

    weakest hit in WS history

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Lucky motherfuckers….but Andy should have waited on that one to see if it’d have gone foul

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    pick him up Andy, it will set the tone for the night

  • Esteban

    We’re DOOOOOOMED!!1!

  • Jay

    Has Buck found somebody else to masturbate to outside of CLIFF LEE?

    • ShuutoHeat

      Of course, everyone but the Yankees.

  • Joker, The

    I hate being stuck in class now ughhh

  • Tampa Yankee

    This shit ends tonight!

  • Tampa Yankee

    YES SIR!

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

    3 down, 24 to go.

  • Jay

    OH BABY!!

  • Salty Buggah

    YEEEEEESSSSSSS! Double play!!!!

  • YankeeScribe

    My man

  • Brazilian Yankee

    That was masterful by Andy. He pitched Utley perfectly.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Nullified your cheap hit with skillz, BITCH!

  • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

    I LOVE IT.

    Nice job, Andy.

    LET’S GO OFFENSE!

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    atta boy andy….tex in the house

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    It’s on like like Centaur Kong.

    • rbizzler

      Random, but I approve.

  • Arman Tamzarian

    Awesome, one less at bat for Chase Utley, that’s got to be worth multiple outs

  • charlespoet

    Andy to Chase, not this time. Oh ya, Pat Riley called and wants his gel tube back

  • Mike

    but…but… i thought he doesnt hit into dps.

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

    Pettitte slays the Utley Monster! And there was much rejoicing.

  • Rey22

    Waaay too early, but Pettite lookin’ good!

  • Esteban

    Huzzah! Andy didn’t implode in the first due to pitching on 3 days’ rest. By the way did you know Andy Pettitte is starting on 3 days rest?

  • Joker, The

    let’s go yankees, get a case of the runs again

  • JackISBACK

    Just because I’m superstitious, and didn’t make a post here last game I believe, and we lost. So GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO YANKEES!!!!!!!

    See ya later in the night.

  • AJ

    Nice double play to end the inning. Let’s see if the bats will start early tonight. They’ve done it the past two games, and you know an early run would give this team a huge momentum swing early in the game. Hell, maybe even Tex can do something.

  • Salty Buggah

    See that? Don’t miss with your pitch and have it go right down the freakin middle and Utley will get out.

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

    TEH SHORT RETS!!

    ANDY’S GOT NOTHING AND ITS ALL GIRARDI’S FAULT!1!!!

    WE SHOUDDA PITCHED CHAD GUDIN WHEN WE HAD TEH CAHNCE!!!!

    • Esteban

      OH THE HUMANITY

    • CT Yankee

      JOBBERS GOTTA BE IN THE PEN

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      CAPS LOCK!!!11

  • Reggie C.

    Pedro will need Rogaine in the morning. He will spend tonight tearing off perm in frustration !

  • hal

    now let’s make Buck really cry

  • JeffB

    Let’s go Jee-ter!

  • Sam P.

    Alrighty, here we go offense! Let’s do this.

  • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

    DAMMIT POSADA STOP GOING OUT THERE.

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

    OMG there’s so many mound visits!!!

    • charlespoet

      Pedro thought Rollins was stealing signs and tipping off Jeter.

  • Salty Buggah

    OK, now thats extending the game? After one fuckin pitch

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    Somebody is going to get hurt //Russell Peters

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

      Somebody.

      Not gonna say who.

      Oh, I think you might know him very well…

  • dkidd

    pedro’s rattled!

    he’s on the ropes!

    too soon?

  • ShuutoHeat

    Pedro: “Are they screaming Whose your daddy?”
    Ruiz: “No, they’re saying Boo-urns.”

    ….wait that’s not funny.

  • Salty Buggah

    Bad luck again. He crushed it right at him.

  • Tampa Yankee

    Damn

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Well hit but right at him. Whatcha gonna do?

  • JeffB

    1 pitch and one visit to the mound, the game will end at 3:30!

  • Jay

    Fucking San Francisco Treat got it.

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

    Well-hit line drive. Good sign.

  • AJ

    The boys here talked about how some position players aren’t hitting in the series, but it also seems like the ball isn’t falling in for the Yankees this series. It would be interesting to see the teams BABIP between the ALCS and the World Series to see if there’s a noticeable difference between the two series.

  • HolyGhostClaw

    Did Charlie Manuel play Robert the Bruce’s father in ‘Breaveheart’? You know, the old guy in the tower with leprosy… I’m pretty sure that was him.

    • Reggie C.

      hilarious

  • Jay

    McCarver finally makes a good point. Pedro’s velocity is not there. Weakens his change.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    COmon Johnny, that was horrible.

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Damn, Johnny. Middle of the plate.

  • Jay

    And a second later Damon whiffs on a change-up/

    /face-palm

  • Vinny the Bull

    Very hittable pitch. And Jeter had a loud out. Won’t be long before they get to Pedro.

  • JeffB

    Pedro’s sick?

  • dkidd

    bloop and a blast, please

  • Reggie C.

    pedro’s changeup still has significant drop to it.

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

    Damn, just off the end of the bat.

  • Salty Buggah

    Ah damn. Where the bandbox at?

  • Tampa Yankee

    Bandbox my ass

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    DIdn’t go out, but boy, we should really cream him as the game progresses.

  • JeffB

    Not bloopy enough!!!

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Pedro is throwing 81mph fastballs and 78mph changeups. We should be crushing him by the third inning.

    • DFD

      second time through the order should tell alot about the game

    • Brazilian Yankee

      Joe West seems to have a fair strikezone.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Well, Pedro’s getting hit hard.

    Now just make them count.

  • Reggie C.

    SHIT !!!!

    Fucking bandbox-wannabe stadium winds tunnel FAIL.

  • Esteban

    Got under that one. I’m optimistic for the offense this game.

  • Vinny the Bull

    Almost, Teix. Almost.

  • charlespoet

    Rob Neyer comedic audition : Prediction: Phillies win tonight and it rains tomorrow night, setting up the Mother of All Game Sevens on Friday.

    • CT Yankee

      Oh god no

  • YankeeScribe

    Pedro got lucky

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

    PitchFX has Pedro at 80.06-84.2. Not even calling it a fastball, says it’s a change.

    He’s got nothing.

    • AndrewYF

      Did he steal Jamie Moyer’s arm?

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

      We should have been worried about him on five days’ rest instead of Andy on three days.

  • Joker, The

    Don’t press.

  • ShuutoHeat

    No problem, we’ll get that asshole the next inning. Finish them off 1-2-3, don’t give Pedro time to rest.

  • Hall and Nokes

    It seems like it’s been nothing but bloop hits and loud outs for the Yankees, all series.

  • AndrewYF

    My Yankees hat is going on. I’ve had enough of this ‘stress’ shit. The big guns are now out.

  • rbizzler

    Pedro looks like he might shit himself on the mound. They better get to him soon and expose the extremely mediocre stuff he has tonight.

  • aa

    2 hard hit balls in that inning by Jeter and Tex. I thikn the yanks might destory pedro tonight.

  • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

    Teixeira made good contact. I’m optimistic.

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

      So did Jeter.

      • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

        Well, Jeter’s been making good contact most of the postseason. I’m just sending out a little tidbit for Tex. If he doesn’t like it, he can send it back.

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    Gameday had him at 84 mph max

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

    4 down, 23 to go.

  • Esteban

    Ryan Howard continues his ineptitude.

  • Arman Tamzarian

    This looks good

  • CT Yankee

    Walk him

  • ShuutoHeat

    Okay I know Pedro is pro, but one of my boys tops out at 88 mph….

  • aa

    Petitte looks alright so far.

  • Tampa Yankee

    Werth looks like a huge d-bag

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

      Major pothead in the minors.

      • Tampa Yankee

        Met him several times when he played for Syracuse imn the Jays org. Most definitely a pot head.

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

        That actually kind of increases my opinion of him.

      • Marcus

        Seriously?

    • charlespoet

      why because he has a landing strip on his chin?

      • slappy white

        i thought that was his pet squirrel

  • Reggie C.

    How is that not a strike ???

    should be 2-2.

  • Jay

    I have to say it: These Yankees crowds suck.

    They need to be loud throughout.

    • charlespoet

      You can’t cheer loud when you have a white collar and drink Chardonnary at a baseball game.

    • CT Yankee

      I was just thinking the same thing. The old place would be rocking

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

    You might have heard the 12-29 stat when pitchers on short rest face pitchers on regular rest. Francesa was citing it all day like it was the Rosetta Stone to understanding the playoffs. Just one problem, it’s meaningless.

    Verducci said on 1050 today he checked into it, and most of the 41 starts were elimination games. Games where a manager got desperate, and forced his best starter into a game to on short rest keep his team alive. So it’s a bad stat for at least 3 reasons:

    -The teams you’re comparing aren’t equal, one team is already up big in the series and therefore the superior team

    -These were panic moves. Girardi planned on using 3 starters all along and prepared his pitchers accordingly

    -Elimination games aren’t comparable to other playoff games. Much more pressure and therefore much harder to win.

    All that that stat tells you is one team was better than the other (which we already knew by the fact that they were up in the series) and that it’s tough to win elimination games. It tells you nothing about short rest vs long rest. Bad stat.

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

      Kevin Brown, 1998 World Series.

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

      Good points.

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

    That’s okay. Werth did some damage off Andy last game.

  • Stryker

    how can people STILL spell the name of someone who’s been with the team for 15 years wrong? 4 T’s people!

    • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

      The same way people can forget his time with the Astros.

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

    5 down, 22 to go.

  • aa

    Is it me or does Petitte seem better tonight than game 3?

  • Arman Tamzarian

    That was nasty

  • Rey22

    Pedro Feliz hasn’t struggled in the playoffs. Pedro Feliz has simply been Pedro Feliz in the playoffs.

    • Ivan

      Seriously. That’s like saying Flavor Flav has a hard time not looking ugly. Really?

    • Tampa Yankee

      IETC (are we still using this one?)

  • aa

    Also Petitte is not missing by much when he gets a ball call.

  • Ivan

    Lets go Pettitte.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Why are they pitching around Feliz? Posada come the fuck on…

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    Andy will have to throw 4 strikes to get 3 outs or 3ball to walk some one this game..Joe west doesn’t have to worry about Pedro because his pitches will never reach the catcher.

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

    Okay good, now he’s on second. Focus on the damn hitter.

  • Salty Buggah

    Damnit. Cmon Andy. Get your control man.

  • Salty Buggah

    YES! Inning ovah!

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

    6 out, 21 to go.

  • Arman Tamzarian

    Nothing doing

  • dkidd

    andy looks good

    15 until 42

  • slappy white

    way to battle Andy

  • CT Yankee

    Molina woulda got that

  • Hall and Nokes

    I think the Sherpa is the least wise of the methods for carrying 6 beers.

  • TheLastClown

    success

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

    FAILED