Jun
17

Game 66: Andy for the series win (again)

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Photo Credit: Julie Jacobson, AP

The last time Andy Pettitte faced the Phillies, he and his teammates walked off the field a World Champion. He picked up A.J. Burnett that November night, finishing off the series win after the enigmatic righthander couldn’t. Of course there’s not nearly as much on the line tonight, but a win is always appreciated. The Yanks are 15-5-1 in their 21 series this year, so let’s bump that total up to 16 tonight.

Here’s your starting nine…

Jeter, SS
Granderson, CF
Teixeira, 1B
A-Rod, DH
Cano, 2B
Swisher, RF
Gardner, LF
Cervelli, C
Pena, 3B

And on the mound, Pettitte. Andy Pettitte.

It’s a fine evening for a baseball game, and this sucker will kick off at 7:05pm ET. You can watch it locally on YES, and nationally on MLB Network. Enjoy the game.

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598 Comments»

  1. Andy will do well in this start. I predict he’ll go seven strong.

  2. Dela G says:

    i predict yankees 6 phils 3

  3. Dirty Pena says:

    OMG that picture. 0_0

    /Bexy’d

  4. Mike Axisa says:

    Kyle Kendrick has faced 274 non-pitchers this year. He’s stuck out 28 of them. 28. Twenty. Eight.

  5. ultimate913 says:

    A-Rod not at 3B again? I’m starting to get worried now.

    Also, Mike “Of course there’’s not nearly as much on the line tonight, but a win is always appreciated.” Fix the ” or “. Whatever that is.

    • ColoYank says:

      Corrections to posts are appreciated, but belong in email.

      That’s the standard, for future reference.

  6. Of course there’’s not nearly as much on the line tonight, but a win is always appreciated.

    Whomever wins this game gets home field advantage at the 2010 All Star Game Home Run Derby.

    This time, it counts.

  7. What the hell is Cervelli doing in there? Trade him immediately and promote Chad Moheller, please.

    /thatoneguy’d

    • Dirty Pena says:

      What’s with all the Andy Pettitte hero worshipping? Where’s the game thread that talks about MO who ALSO pitched in that game…

      /someotherguy’d

    • ultimate913 says:

      Let’s trade Cervelli for IPK and Melky. The Braves get his Italian side and the Diamondback’s get his Venezuelan side.

      Seems like a fair deal. amirite?

    • CS Yankee says:

      That post this afternoon was as FU as a soup sandwich. He said he hated him for overachieving…WTF?

      The Great Gazoo has played extremely well by any standard & is a cool dude to boot from the sounds of his teammates…to trade any of that away for a guy who 27 teams would DFA is batshit insane.

      I bet he JIHP when Thames drops/mistracks a routine flyball as he knows that doesn’t merit a trade.

  8. Captain Jack says:

    It’s Kyle Fucking Kendrick…they better fucking pound that asshole.

  9. Captain Jack says:

    I was watching the MLB Network (they’re broadcasting the game today), and I was just reminded that Boston gets back Ellsbury, Becektt, and Cameron in the second half…combined with David Ortiz getting back on the cycle experiencing a career resurgence, they should be a tough second half team. Lets hope The Yankees get Alex Rodriguez and Jorge Posada back at third and catcher, respectively.

  10. When will they stop painting the Right Field grass? It must have taken a “beating” during the fight.

  11. forensicnucchem says:

    Wow, Kendrick has a 4.80 ERA, 4.81 FIP, and 4.86 xFIP. I don’t think I’ve ever seen those numbers so close before.

  12. JGS says:

    How many pitches was that, 7?

  13. Your telling me this guy is the best 2nd baseman in baseball? I think it’s the guy who just made that play.

  14. Jeter’s in the midst of another slump.

  15. Dela G says:

    just like that, ortiz hits a 3-run homer as i bashed him

  16. Dela G says:

    how the hell is this guy striking out the first two batters????

  17. Teh RAB curse strikes again.

  18. bexarama says:

    (insert overreaction here)

  19. Dela G says:

    i voted the east

  20. Actually John, I’d like to hear these things, these….numbers.

  21. JGS says:

    Ooh, it’s the super demonstrative home plate umpire

  22. forensicnucchem says:

    The ump seems very excited to be there tonight.

  23. I know I’ve harped on this already, but I think the Cotto/Foreman fight was a bad idea for the baseball team. The outfield looks like shite. Hopefully it’s just cosmetic.

    • forensicnucchem says:

      Totally agree, I mentioned something on it too the first home game after the fight. You can see dirt and dust flying around when the OFers run. It’s terrible.

  24. Are the Royals actually the favorites of a series? My god!

  25. bexarama says:

    Andy passes Guidry to be 2nd on the Yankees’ all-time K list. Counting stat, but yay. :D

  26. Dela G says:

    cano = sleepwalking

  27. Across the pond says:

    Is it not cool to change your favourite player? I want to change mine now

  28. Mike Axisa says:

    Holy crap Cano’s got a 10 game hit streak again?

  29. Some of the money? You think? Suzyn!!!

  30. pat says:

    Dela is gonna be so jealous, Kim Jones and I accidentally bumped butts in the cafeteria like 10 mins ago.

  31. Dela G says:

    i seriously love these three together in the booth

    makes me laugh

  32. JGS says:

    No Michael, they can’t both be in first tomorrow because the team in front of both of them are playing each other

  33. Now that Ribbie has firmly surpassed Pedroia, is Utley versus Cano the next great debate?

  34. Is that like, 20 pitches?

  35. Mike Axisa says:

    John Lackey is terrible.

  36. Dela G says:

    lol @ kay not being invited

  37. Dela G says:

    cmon yanks… this is kyle kendrick here…..

  38. Mike Axisa says:

    Kyle Kendrick’s season high is four strikeouts. He has three the first time through the Yanks’ order.

  39. Kendrick has made it through the order once. I want the Yanks to make him suffer during the next go-around.

  40. Sleepykarl says:

    Wow, Smoltz made a smug comment on Jeter’s flyout about how all balls to RF are HRs. Someone’s still bitter about last year.

  41. yankwin says:

    sooo how bad is this guy again

  42. Dela G says:

    i loved watching that mets game and seeing them do that part about al’s photo

    made me crack up

  43. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Bring back a good pitcher because apparently that’s what the Yanks can hit.

  44. bexarama says:

    Chase Utley: Not just a grinder but a total grinder.

  45. Dela G says:

    damn it ramiro

  46. forensicnucchem says:

    ugh…

  47. Trish says:

    THAT’D BE NO

    My God, I love Al Leiter.

    • deuce bag poster says:

      That was pretty funny. My favorite was from yesterday.

      Kay [After O'Neill suggested that the best team should have the most all-stars]: Oh, so you’re saying to the winner go the spoils.

      [A pause]

      O’Neill: What?

  48. JGS says:

    damn lip of the grass

  49. Pena seems to do that a lot, even though that wasn’t quite his fault.

  50. Kevin says:

    Rare bad play by Pena. The ball looked like it magically stopped bouncing…

  51. bexarama says:

    Pena :( He was distracted by whatever the hell was on his lips.

  52. Mike HC says:

    I’m not even joking about this, other than the speed, I could do everything Pena has done for the Yanks this year.

  53. Dela G says:

    damn it, this is what happens when the defense makes mistakes

  54. deuce bag poster says:

    BOOOOO Andy allowed a run he sucks.

    /The crowd

  55. Drew says:

    I can has K-Roos?

  56. forensicnucchem says:

    No modified shift??? Every other team still does it.

  57. rek4gehrig says:

    Baseball 101 Pena. Get your darn glove down

  58. deuce bag poster says:

    I think this is gonna be a good game.

  59. Dela G says:

    wow ibanez looks cooked

  60. JGS says:

    He gone. That’s an unearned run, right?

  61. bexarama says:

    Goddamn it Werth…

  62. forensicnucchem says:

    What’s that, 2 hard hit balls all game long? And both by the same player.

  63. forensicnucchem says:

    Do people actually care who’s at the game? I never understood that…

  64. I know Strasburg is really, really good, but MLB is almost trying to force a new “Fernando-mania”. Every single one of his starts have been on national TV.
    Don’t get me wrong, he’s bad ass to watch, but I’m a little put off by the promotion of him. Why isn’t MLB putting all of Ubaldo’s starts on it’s network?

    • Dela G says:

      i completely agree. i mean was there seriously a reason to give him NL player of the week?

    • forensicnucchem says:

      Yup, that kind of stuff always turns me off. I’m less likely the watch the more they over-hype stuff.

      Similar to the world cup. I might actually watch some of it if ESPN hadn’t been running their ads for it on a loop for 6 months.

  65. Dela G says:

    man this guy is killing the yankees this series

  66. deuce bag poster says:

    Yeesh, what happened? Andy looked great for three innings there.

  67. Sheepmeister says:

    That would be the end of the game since we can only manage one hit through 1.5 times through the lineup. Man, the yankees have a knack for playing to the level of their opposing pitcher.

  68. forensicnucchem says:

    His four shutout innings so far give Kendrick his lowest ERA of the season. I really hope he doesn’t finish the game with his lowest too.

  69. Mike Axisa says:

    Good job by Frankie of clearing the pitcher.

  70. forensicnucchem says:

    Well, at least they’ll clear the pitcher, I mean Pena, this inning.

  71. Frittoman626 says:

    Hey just made it home, WTF is going on, the Yankees ae getting shut out by a sorry pitcher

  72. Dela G says:

    damn it, can’t russo plz bat? i dont care if he’s a decent fielder, at least he has a much better eye at the plate

  73. Frittoman626 says:

    Damn can someone tell the Yankees or Kedrick he is not Halladay (Yankee killer verson) :(

  74. Mike Axisa says:

    Awww, those tattooed freaks love animals. They really do.

  75. Dela G says:

    wow those lucky hits are killing me

  76. JGS says:

    Fuck you, babip

  77. Another blech game.

    • forensicnucchem says:

      I agreed with you for last night. One game is one thing.

      Two straight terrible games is just frustrating, bordering on aggravating.

      • bexarama says:

        Or it’s baseball and these things happened. We played pretty awesome baseball for about 20 games.

        • Dela G says:

          Or it’s baseball and these things happened. We played pretty awesome baseball for about 20 66 games.

          much better ;)

        • Frittoman626 says:

          Lets hope they find there stroke by the Dodger series, but I expect to win at least 2 from Mets and to sweep Arizona, I also expect them to come back in this game

        • forensicnucchem says:

          Against the worst teams in the league. They haven’t won a series (I know, this one isn’t over yet) against a non-Minnesota winning team since early May. And only one such series since mid-April.

          Forgive me for not being more excited about beating Baltimore and Houston.

          • deuce bag poster says:

            Hey, funny thing, I remember hearing almost THE EXACT SAME THING last year.

            The thing is, what they’re doing, beating up on the bad teams and being mediocre against good ones, less than halfway through the season, is normal for good teams.

            • Frittoman626 says:

              So have the Rays, but wins are wins, dont you get that

            • forensicnucchem says:

              I know similar things happened last year, but that doesn’t mean it’s ‘normal’ for good teams. There’s no way to quantify that.

              You know who else beats bad teams and loses to winning teams? Teams who are .500 for the season. Obviously the Yanks will be better than that, but struggling against a team like this who has been limping for over 3 weeks is not a way to keep the momentum of beating bad teams going.

              • deuce bag poster says:

                What do you mean there’s no way to quantify that? RAB did just that not too long ago. I’ll look it up. And no, 500 teams do noty beat up on bad teams. At best they’re slightly above average against bad teams.

          • bexarama says:

            I don’t blame you for not being more excited about that but there’s a looooot of baseball to be played. I remember all the THEY CAN’T BEAT THE GOOD TEAMS!!!! stuff from last year too.

  78. Frittoman626 says:

    MAN if this Halladay would have been in his Yankee killer mode, the Yankees would be in trouble of a sweep

  79. forensicnucchem says:

    I don’t know why, but it always bugs me when they have the shift and Jeter stays where he is. Is he too good to move 5 steps to his left like every other SS in baseball???

    • bexarama says:

      Wow. Yeah I’m sure it’s just because he thinks he’s better than everyone else.

      • forensicnucchem says:

        I’m not saying it’s just because of that, but I wouldn’t be surprised in the least if it is part of it.

    • CubanC says:

      If Jeter stays put that’s one less player that has to move. He gets to stay in his natural position. Just trying to keep him comfortable I would think.

  80. baby carlos says:

    Yankees=total offensive dominance tonight.

  81. Frittoman626 says:

    Bet you guys Werth ends up in Boston next year

  82. Sheepmeister says:

    So andy and kendrick will battle for 8 innings and then lidge will come on in the 9th, put two runners on for one of the middle of the order guys to strike out or ground out to end the game.

  83. Dela G says:

    lol that pitch seemed waaay off the plate, but i’ll take it. love the emphatic strike out call

  84. rek4gehrig says:

    Andy is doing his part…its the offense that sucks!!

  85. Frittoman626 says:

    Thank god for Bad players

  86. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    My goodness, 2 hits. Maybe I’m still having a bad dream about yesterday! Somebody pinch me.

  87. CubanC says:

    Anyone else want to see Cano hitting 3rd?

  88. What is Kendrick’s pc?

  89. Dela G says:

    this is making my head hurt

  90. Frittoman626 says:

    So we killed Halladay, their best pitcher but cant beat twwo of their worst pitchers, I rather of had Halladay shut us out and have murdered Moyer and Kendrick, the Yankees never get a break >:(

  91. Come on A-rod, just don’t make an out.

  92. Frittoman626 says:

    Lets see an A-BOMB

  93. rek4gehrig says:

    Me too

  94. forensicnucchem says:

    Get a hold of one here A-Rod!

  95. mike c says:

    kendrick is losing command, this is where the offense takes over

  96. Tom Zig says:

    Maybe if I start drinking, they’ll start hitting?

  97. Cano ties this bitch up.

  98. Mike Axisa says:

    Here we go. Do something, Robbie.

  99. Dela G says:

    damn that was some good hitting

  100. Yes!!!!! The MVP is up to bat as the tying run!!!!!

  101. They’re chanting MVP!

  102. Dave says:

    Our 3 and 4 hitters on base at the same time? Tis a christmas miracle

  103. rek4gehrig says:

    Dontcha know

  104. Way to be, Robbie. Let’s go, Swish. Keep it rolling.

  105. forensicnucchem says:

    Finally, nice job Robbie.

    He’s probably thinking to himself, how long do I have to carry this damn offense. ;-)

  106. JGS says:

    It’s a ribbie! For Robbie!

  107. Just a single, fail!!!!!

    In all seriousness, this guy is amazing, I wasn’t remotely surprised he got the hit.

  108. CubanC says:

    It’s almost not fair… Cano should probably bat righty and give the rest of the league a chance.

  109. forensicnucchem says:

    Good thing Howard was sleeping when he cut that ball off.

  110. rek4gehrig says:

    Swishalicious

  111. Robbie, I love you to death, but you can’t run effectively, so don’t.

  112. Damn, that was Swish’s pitch!

  113. Are you fucking kidding me?

  114. rek4gehrig says:

    Those fans suck…

  115. What the hell just happened????

  116. Mike HC says:

    Damn. Can’t say they don’t deserve that out though. Well played.

  117. Dela G says:

    holy shit what a catch

    i was doing the fisk thing, praying it would go foul

  118. deuce bag poster says:

    HOLY FUCK, that was an awesome catch. Not much you can do but tip your hat.

  119. Mike Axisa says:

    Ugh. Weak job by the fans. You gotta get in Polanco’s face on that.

  120. DontChaKnow says:

    As a fan you gotta hit that out of the way

  121. CubanC says:

    Where were the fans on that one? Look at that guy pull his hands away. Wow. No balls.

  122. SmittDogg says:

    How does that guy in the blue-button down sleep at night?

    My guess… Next to a dude.

    • Is that supposed to imply something?

      • bexarama says:

        He’s gay lolololol that’s so funny and mockable.

      • SmittDogg says:

        YES.

        • You’re not helping yourself.

          • SmittDogg says:

            I respectfully disagree, and even moreso I don’t think I need to help myself. But thanks for the heads up TD. You’re a good friend. I mean that.

            • How old are you? Really?

              • SmittDogg says:

                I’m honestly about a month away from my 30th birthday. I’m married and have a 4 year old son and another about 5 months away. I pay my taxes, love the Yankees, have a job that allows me to see them play live every now and then, and every now and then I like to watch a Yankee game on TV and go to my favorite Yankee blog to read the comments. How old are you? Really?

                • I just don’t think it’s rights to make homophobic jokes.

                  • SmittDogg says:

                    Whereas you see what I said as a homophobic joke, I would ask you this: why is what I said homophobic? When you asked if I was implying something, what did you suspect I was implying?

                    I would contend that not having the capacity to make or laugh at good natured ribbing is the height of homophobia. It’s pretending as if there are not different people in our country. My brother in law is gay and is more offended when people avoid talking about homsexuality and enjoys jokes (good natured mind you) about gay people.

                    It’s the same thing that makes South Park so funny and popular. We are all united under the fact that there is something funny about us. To deny that is what I would consider the height of racism/sexism/homophobia.

                    By the way, your link is intriguing. Is this your Bar Mitzvah project, or just something you support, Total Dominication?

                  • SmittDogg says:

                    Also, what does how old I am have to do with my comment. If I were judging people based on their age, experience and maturity, I might have said something like, “Don’t you have a test to study for son?”

                    But I didn’t. Because I’m too mature for that.

  123. Frittoman626 says:

    FUCK YOU RUIZ!!!!!!

  124. Dela G says:

    very smart idea to walk victorino here

  125. Dave says:

    hmm walking victorino to get to utley…I really understand why you do it but…makes me nervous.

  126. I’d love a double play right now.

  127. bexarama says:

    I dislike this move. Whiiiiine

  128. Mike HC says:

    I don’t hate that move.

  129. Dela G says:

    lol this chess match is very funny

  130. Not sure I like the IF being in with a double play possibility.

  131. bexarama says:

    Oh crap. Come on Andy…

  132. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    Alright, well a base hit let’s me catch the game 7 tip-off I guess.

    /silver-lining’d?

  133. Dela G says:

    the home crowd is booing a mound meeting?

  134. Dave says:

    Tex came home! He learned!

  135. I really need to study for my accelerated biology final that is tomorrow.

  136. deuce bag poster says:

    Well this is dramatic.

  137. Dela G says:

    i know howard knows the cutter is coming

    let’s see if he swings

  138. HUGE pitch. Love it, Andy.

    Start the bats, please.

  139. deuce bag poster says:

    …And the fist pump!

  140. Dave says:

    FISTPUMP

  141. Kristen says:

    FISTPUMP

  142. JGS says:

    Huge. Now get some runs

  143. Yessssssssssssss! You dah man Andy!!!!

  144. forensicnucchem says:

    After that pair of fist pumps, how can they possibly still lose this game???

  145. bexarama says:

    I fistpumped. My poor baby. SCORE FUCKING RUNS FOR HIM.

  146. Mike Axisa says:

    Carry that momentum into the next inning.

    • forensicnucchem says:

      It’ll take the bottom of the order to set something up for the top of the order. Jeter getting a hit would also be nice.

    • Harold Moskowitiz says:

      I always say that momentum is only as good as the next day’s starting pitcher…

  147. ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan) says:

    FIST PUMP*RAWR

  148. Dela G says:

    i seriously fist pumped

  149. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    ok so how many of you just fist pumped with Andy there???

  150. danny says:

    alright, lets go offense!

  151. Stryker says:

    come on offense..

  152. I came back in just in time for the fistpump. Awesome.

  153. Dela G says:

    as much as i’d love the offense to do something, i’m pretty sure it’s gardner, cervelli and pena…

    ugh

  154. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    Kendrick gets the inside strike…sweet

  155. The 1-1 pitch to Gardner was farther in than the 0-1, yet was called a strike. LOVE THE CONSISTENCY, BLUE!

  156. CS Yankee says:

    They need to bring in Jorge for Pena this inning

  157. danny says:

    NO. gr

  158. That’s fucking two LDs right at fielders. Goddammit.

  159. What is this defense today?

  160. Dela G says:

    dem’s the breaks

  161. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    suck

  162. bexarama says:

    I yelled in anger. >:(

  163. deuce bag poster says:

    I’m killing BABIP and all of its children.

  164. danny says:

    at least make this be his last inning.

  165. CS Yankee says:

    Cerv him Frankie!

  166. Dave says:

    Wow, the 5th time he has thrown 100 pitches? Lets hope he loses his command immediately.

  167. Dela G says:

    ha yeah that was a tad low

  168. Dela G says:

    damn cervelli!!!

  169. Shit, I thought that was fair.

  170. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    wow this is turning into the inning that could have been

  171. deuce bag poster says:

    Wow, that sucked so badly.

    I despise BABIP. Despise it.

  172. CERVELLI! HOLY SHIT THAT WAS CLOSE

  173. Dela G says:

    well this inning is over

    we have pena up next

  174. danny says:

    frustration.

  175. Sigh. Oh baseball, you cruel, cruel bitch.

  176. bexarama says:

    I hate luck right now so much.

  177. Jose the Satirist says:

    Cervelli almost showed the power of Juan Pierre there.

  178. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    ok so maybe the unlikeliest of the 3 will get on base

  179. danny says:

    okay, 2 runs is nothing for this team. just keep it at 3. to the pen!

  180. ShuutoHeat (Igawa > Logan) says:

    No worries, there will be pie tonight!

    • Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

      This may be the full on jinx. I wonder if for the 1 pie game we’ve had this year we actually all managed to not say this.

  181. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    its cool, Brad Lidge looms…We will finish what we started last night against his ass

  182. Yankee1010 says:

    Would there be any real harm in making Pena take 2 strikes before he’s allowed to swing?

  183. deuce bag poster says:

    Okay guys, I’m leading a hunt for BABIP. All from RAB are welcome. We need pitchforks, torches, and our pissed off moods. It’s time to fight back.

    WHO’S WITH ME!!!!???!!!111??!

  184. CS Yankee says:

    Couldn’t we send someone to the plate for the Ramiro “I once had a clutch hit in a MLB game” Pena?

    • JobaTheHeat62 says:

      why waste a pinch hitter in a nobody on 2 out situation when Jeter leads off the next inning?

      • CS Yankee says:

        Because they ain’t going to use a PH for the first 7 batters…why not try Jorge or Thames?

        • forensicnucchem says:

          MLB might frown on the Yanks using Thames to PH when he’s on the DL.

          • Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

            Give him a fake moustache and glasses, a la Bobby Valentine, nobody has to know! Healthy hamstrings do not a good hitter make…..

          • CS Yankee says:

            My bad, been out-of-pocket with the family vacation for the last 8 days & only checked scores from the iphone.

            Don’t even know if we still have Russo that can man third, but I think it was time with only 7 outs left to sacifice D for the O, you know?

        • JobaTheHeat62 says:

          Id rather use Jorge in the 9th with runners on if the situation arrises. Jorge is the only pinch hitter who is worth it anyway, so save the one bullet ya got. its simple baseball logic dude

        • Pasqua says:

          So, in other words, just pinch hit for the hell of it?

  185. Dave says:

    Cano is guaranteed to come to bat again, so we got that going for us.

  186. I feel like I never see D-Rob anymore.

  187. Who gets pie tonight?

  188. Kevin says:

    Classic D-Rob K right there. The pen has been awesome lately!

  189. Yankeefan91 Arod fan says:

    So are Any of you guys attending the subways series this week? im exited i get to see Cc vs Santana great pitching match up.

  190. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    Jose Contreras…Destroy the former Yankee!

  191. Dave says:

    WTF Contreras throws 97??!?

  192. Jose Contreras: Dominican Joba

  193. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    Jeter, you’re making my little puppy cry right now…

  194. deuce bag poster says:

    New least favorite game of the year if we don’t win.

  195. Are you fucking kidding me?

  196. Dave says:

    Fucking lucky Phillies. Christ.

  197. bexarama says:

    Jeter’s slump is because of the RAB curse. RAB said he was going to be the best shortstop in the AL so therefore he is going to be the worst!!!

  198. Hummingbird S. says:

    lucky sob… just not our night

  199. Mike Axisa says:

    That about sums the night up.

  200. JGS says:

    Are you kidding me?

  201. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    that would happen

  202. Dave says:

    Plz Tex do something here.

  203. Hummingbird S. says:

    Who would have thought the only pitcher the Yankees would be able to hit this series would be Halladay.

  204. Jake H says:

    These guys should be embarrassed with the effort that they have put up the last 2 days.

  205. Dave says:

    Remember when our 3-4 tandum was feared throughout the land? At what point will that happen again this season? soon? plz?

  206. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    its still set up for my Cervelli pie…AROD walks, Cano Doubles, Gardner infield single, Cervelli double in the gap and Gardner scores from Home. Mark it down!

  207. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    nothing like a slump buster

  208. I cannot stand Carlos Ruiz.

  209. Reggie C. says:

    Didn’t Ruiz kill us in the 09 post season?

  210. Jake H says:

    What has happened with the offense. They either destroy a team or can’t score any runs.

    • JGS says:

      Last few games (removing the Orioles, Astros, and Indians because they should be destroying them)

      lost by 3
      won by 5
      won by 1
      lost by 1
      lost by 5
      lost by 6
      won by 1
      won by 1

  211. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    WHEEL PLAY= FAIL

    • Tom Zig says:

      whats the wheel play?

      • JobaTheHeat62 says:

        where the shortstop charges at third and the 3B charges home to cut off a bunt and nail the runner going to 3rd…aka why the Phillies just scored there because it was right to the SS hole and Jeter was at 3rd base.

  212. Mike Axisa says:

    Unreal. No reason to get cute with the infield for WILSON FUCKING VALDEZ.

  213. deuce bag poster says:

    Okaaaay, I’m calling this one. I know it’s Brad Lidge, but it is three runs. It’s unfair to expect the Yankees to come back from three runs in one inning.

    This series sucked. Not much you can do but move on.

  214. baby carlos says:

    Yankees offense v Phillies – Mushroom cloud – fail

  215. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    well there goes my Cervelli walk off theory..fuck it I am going bold…They don’t pinch hit for Ramiro and he hits a walk off grand slam. :)

  216. baby carlos says:

    So Yankees play the Mets this weekend… maybe they can win more than 1 game this time.

  217. Reggie C. says:

    Looks like we’re dropping the series. Damn.

    Is the lineup stuck in a post-Moyer funk?

  218. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    Good night gentlemen, as much as I would love a yankee win, we don’t deserve it , 1-3 hitters tonight 0 – 11 against an NL ERA 4.8 pitcher is fail. I know ya lose some or whatever, but we usually save the series losses for the Rays/Sox/Angels of the world.

  219. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    yea thats an OUT…nice job dumbass umpires

  220. baby carlos says:

    Yankee pitchers/catchers – throwing out runners – does not exist.

    • JobaTheHeat62 says:

      sure it does, what does not exist is good umpiring

      • baby carlos says:

        can’t blame the umpires – 4 hits, 1 run… Andy did his job.. Offense just decided to take a break.

        Even it that runner is out, the Yankees still lose this game.

        • deuce bag poster says:

          Probably. But fuck, what if Philly scores a run here and then the Yanks score three in the ninth? You gotta make those calls.

  221. Yankeefan91 Arod fan says:

    wow just wow u ump fucking suck

    • baby carlos says:

      don’t blame the umps, the high powered highest scoring team in MLB managed just 4 hits and 1 run… not like the ump cost them the loss or the series loss.

      Look at the bright side, the Yankees have given life to Philly.

  222. deuce bag poster says:

    HE WAS SO FUCKING OUT.

    This game is just impossibly unlucky.

  223. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Umpire fail number 21491275017095701327501705710275012370571207?

    I think that’s being gracious too.

  224. ZZ says:

    I would love to know how often the wheel play actually works.

    • JobaTheHeat62 says:

      I doubt very often…Managers make it obvious it is coming anyway, so its kind of stupid IMO

      • ZZ says:

        I would assume as well not very often. However, the chances of it going very wrong like what just happened seem high.

        Just take the fuckin out at first if the guy bunts.

  225. JobaWockeeZ says:

    I cant believe these guys are being paid to sleep and be wrong. I do that everyday. I’d kill to get paid.

  226. Dave says:

    Wow, these last two games have been extraordinarily frustrating. grr.

  227. baby carlos says:

    Joba just sucks…. overhyped and now coming back to his mean.

  228. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    is there really a Yankees suck chant actually audible at Yankee stadium? wtf

  229. JGS says:

    Come Girardi, challenge that

    oh wait, you can’t

  230. When down three runs, I really don’t see the point of going for the platoon matchup.

  231. Jake H says:

    Joe G needs to bench Joba and make him earn something for once in his Yankee career.

  232. baby carlos says:

    So friend of mine sends me an email with the following:

    “I know how much you Yankee fans like the “let’s go Yankees” clapclapclap.

    “considering how Tex is hitting maybe you want to change the chant to “Tex can’t hit” , ”

    Now I look and he is 0-3 tonight – great, more shit tomorrow.

    • Tom Zig says:

      every time you think he is gonna bust loose. he goes back into hibernation.

      • baby carlos says:

        wrapped in that warm blanket of $20 million.

        I could hit close to the Mendoza line for $20 mill

        • JGS says:

          You think you could hit close to .200 off Major League pitching? I’m calling shenanigans

          • Tom Zig says:

            I dont think I would know he threw the pitch until i heard it hit the catcher’s mit

          • baby carlos says:

            for $20 mill, I would find a way…..Ok not really and there is no way I could play defense like Tex. However, he fucking sucks right now offensively… this is not a slump this is a “i am not helping the team at all” type of streak.

  233. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    Marte was a beast in the postseason

  234. Yankeefan91 Arod fan says:

    I don’t think well ever see that 07-08 Version of joba ever again. I remember his first appearance at the old yankee stadium and the place went nuts with joba his fastball was reaching 99 and 100 and his slider was 92 according to the stadium gun good old days.

  235. Did Utley just try to get his elbow on the ball…/

  236. JGS says:

    That was awesome

  237. Reggie C. says:

    Mets roll in tomorrow as baseball’s hottest team. Not. Good.

  238. HOLY CRAP! Marte just broke the stadium!

  239. Pudge says:

    two embarrassing games

  240. JGS says:

    Perspective:

    No matter what happens tonight, the Yankees are still in first place

    • This is something I like.

    • baby carlos says:

      This is true and as Mike said earlier today, this series will mean nothing come August. However, as a fan, considering how shitty they have played the last two nights, it become increasingly frustrating to watch a team that should be +6 games better than their record play at a level reserved for teams like the White Sox, Nationals, or even a hiccup series by a team like the Mariners.

      All things said, they have many games left and will still win 95 games. But why let a team that is down wake up. Kick them beat them, keep them down. Yankees failed this series.

      • deuce bag poster says:

        Yeah, with all the series teams play throughout the year, teams will, in fact, fail in a few. Shit happens. No big deal.

    • Pudge says:

      yea with the red sox less than 2 games from first
      so 1st place for us won’t be long if we keep playing like this

  241. deuce bag poster says:

    Now really game over.

    Augh, this game sucked so badly. My new worst game of the year.

  242. Mike HC says:

    Let the Phils get their WS revenge in this series.

    We still got the rings.

  243. JGS says:

    More perspective:

    No matter what happens tonight, the Yankees still have the best record in baseball

  244. bexarama says:

    Nothing like losing two in a row to bring out the crazy, apparently.

  245. Dirty Pena says:

    Andy Pettitte’s quest for an all star bid is approaching near inevitability at this point.

  246. JobaWockeeZ says:

    .00000000000000000000000000001 percent chance the umps change the call.

  247. JGS says:

    So how many runs score that inning if they got the call right on the stolen base earlier on

  248. FIPster Doofus says:

    Wow. They actually got a call right.

  249. Jrrrp says:

    Sad stats:

    #2 hitter BA – .234
    #3 hitter BA – .224
    “8th inning guy” ERA – 5.72

  250. baby carlos says:

    Wow Contreas and Moyer… who sponsors the Phillies AARP….

  251. bring back damon and matsui says:

    Great job Cashman, if only we had Ajax batting 2nd and Coke in the 8th.

  252. OH MY GOD THE YANKEES LOST TONIGHT’S WORLD SERIES REMATCH THAT MEANS THE YANKEES ARE GOING TO 0-93 FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON AND THE PHILLIES ARE OBVIOUSLY GOING TO WIN THE WORLD SERIES AGAIN AND FOR THE NEXT 457867 YEARS I AM GOING TO GO JUMP OFF A BRIDGE NOW!!!!!!!!!!!1eleventy

  253. Really, Tex? says:

    Ortiz .266, 14 hr > Tex

  254. bonestock94 says:

    Okay, enough of this shit we need to collectively will the Lakers to win.

  255. Andy_C_23 says:

    The rapist Kobe better step his fucking game up

  256. One point game. Lakers have a real shot to win with seven minutes to go and being down by one.

  257. bonestock94 says:

    The winner’s final score will be like in the 70s lol. I know it’s only supposed to apply to white athletes but this game has been GRITTY.

  258. Drew says:

    Kobe.
    Bean.
    Will.
    Not.
    Be.
    Stopped.

  259. deuce bag poster says:

    I seriously don’t care who wins. I’m just glad it’s a good game.

  260. I find it amazing that this is the first time Phil Jackson has ever gone to a Game Seven in his coaching career.

  261. deuce bag poster says:

    Ooooh, big play for the Lakers.

    I’m rooting for a dramatic buzzer-beater.

  262. Alex S says:

    WOW Gasol

  263. Alex S says:

    it’s over after Gasol’s rebound

  264. Wow, Boston does not want to die. They have 25 seconds to go and the Lakers are about to go back-to-back.

  265. Drew says:

    I hate Big Baby. I hope he cries. ha, just thought I’d throw that in.

  266. deuce bag poster says:

    Nice 3 by Rondo.

  267. Drew says:

    Rondo is a pain in the ass.

  268. deuce bag poster says:

    Game over.

  269. Lakers just did what the Yankees will do in October.

  270. Alex S says:

    HAHA Artest saying thanks to the hood and his psychiatrist

  271. bonestock94 says:

    Hahahahahahahahaha eat shit Boston hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha let the 86 year streak begin for all sports woooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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