Oct
15

ALCS Game One Spillover Thread

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The Yankees will bring the tying run to the plate in this game.

Categories : Game Threads, Playoffs
  • Esteban

    Thank you Mike for the optimism.

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    Fresh start. The rally starts now. Doomsayers be GONE!

    • Greg

      Well that didn’t work.

      And we have already brought the tying run to the plate twice in this game.

      • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

        Attaway Greg.

      • Captain Jack

        Twice and it won’t happen again.

        • 24fan

          O RLY?

    • Captain Jack

      Yeah, good going there…that was about as successful as CC Sabathia’s effort tonight, except I put you put more effort into that comment than CC put into his start tonight.

      • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

        What a sad, pathetic life you must lead. What did CC do, kill your dog?

        • Captain Jack

          Just ruined my night. Besides, I hate dogs.

        • Captain Jack

          Speaking of sad and pathetic: 71.2 IP 40 RA 38 BBs 64 Ks 10 HRA.

      • Accent Shallow

        Yeah, the reason CC sucked tonight is that he didn’t try.

        If I could roll my eyes harder, I’d see the back of my freakin’ skull.

      • Tom

        Yeah good call. Cause CC just didn’t care tonight, that was his problem.

        • Captain Jack

          Wait now, I never said he didn’t care just that he didn’t care as much as Ross in Jersey.

          • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

            I’m pretty sure he cares a lot more than I do. He’s the one that is getting paid to throw baseballs, after all.

            • Captain Jack

              Guaranteed money, takes away his incentive to play his hardest.

              • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

                Why was he so good last postseason then?

                ….why am I bothering.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

        Yes, he wasn’t trying. That’s it.

  • vin

    How can they bring the tying run to teh plate when it’s already over?!?!11

  • All Star Carl

    shocking.

  • V

    Captain GIDP.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Surprising outcome is surprising.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Lol, that was poetic.

  • Esteban

    Captain DP rears his ugly head.

    Next inning they’ll get it done(?).

    • Captain Jack

      What makes you think it will be anything different than these fucking assholes did the rest of the night?

      • Esteban

        Because the Yankees have the best offense in baseball and … why am I responding to this?

      • Ray the Anti-Handle

        Were you eating your shoe after they came back against Liriano late in the game?

        • Captain Jack

          Yes, I gladly ate crow here. Read the recap thread after Game 1, gladly admitted I was wrong.

          • Ray the Anti-Handle

            What makes you think it will be anything different than these fucking assholes did the rest of the night?

            Then this makes no sense.

            • Captain Jack

              Tonight’s been worse by miles?

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    Well, that covers about all the things that can go wrong.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      A-Rod didn’t get gangrene……. yet

      • Esteban

        don’t jinx it.

      • Accent Shallow

        You mean Robbie.

        • Chris

          He’s to lazy to get gangrene

      • Captain Jack

        At least then they’d get out of his shitty contract. It’s not like their shitting pitching can deal with this Rangers O and the Rangers Staff has a huge advantage here.

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

          For a dude that talks with such strong language, you’re really pretty pathetic.

          • Captain Jack

            Totally hurt here.

    • bonestock94

      At least we’re getting all the evil out in one awful game.

  • brazilian fan

    i’m of hte position to not renew jeter contract

    dispair’d

    • bonestock94

      Maybe if hanram was a free agent or something. Even then, thats crazy…

  • nathan

    Jetes the man

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    Our 1-3 hitters suck ass tonight.

    • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

      sorry make that 1-4

      • mbonzo

        You know they’ll hit in the 6th because of the due system.

        • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

          you are probably right.. but until now, not good AB’s

    • Captain Jack

      Hitters period really, though Granderson has been good I guess.

  • Ace

    I’m perfectly fine with letting Jeter walk this summer. Go help resurrect a new franchise and fanbase. I can’t stand seeing those GIDPs anymore. Sickening.

    • Esteban

      Haha. Nice one.

    • swisher’s fauxhawk

      Yeah, Jeter sure has the ability to resurrect a franchise at the tender age of 36.

      • Ace

        Speaking from a business perspective. He has the ability to get fans in the seats. A lot of teams need help in that department.

  • UncleArgyle

    Safe to say those good at bats from the ALDS didn’t carry over for Jeter

    • Esteban

      Safe to say it’s only the first game.

      • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag

        …That’s not over.

    • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

      Yep… back in regular season form. Yikes.

      • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag

        They scored the most runs in baseball in the regular season.

        • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

          Ya, that is an effective stat. always means a win.

          • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag

            *Blink* *Blink*

            You can’t be serious…

            Whether you are or not, for my sanity I’ll just assume that everything you say from now on is a joke…

  • Jon

    Everyone that could go wrong, has gone wrong for the yanks so far this game… 5 really hard hit balls right at rangers. And yet, the rangers drop in a couple of bloop singles and turn it into runs.

    • UncleArgyle

      they haven’t committed any errors. Thats something right?

  • It’sATarp

    Can we take some of that money we are going to give jeter and put it toward the cliff lee fund?

  • mbonzo

    Yankees need to have a big inning against Wilson in the 6th, work him to 100 pitches and feast on the Rangers bullpen. We’re in a similar situation to Game 1 in the ALDS and this is how that game went down.

  • Tachycardia

    Some are shocked that people are saying CC hasn’t been an ace this postseason. I’m sorry, but he hasn’t. He’s given up 8 runs in his two starts. He put us in position to lose both ballgames. The offense bailed him out vs. the Twins. Look at the other 3 aces currently in the postseason. These are what I would call true aces. Halladay- no hitter. Lincecum- 2 hitter. Cliff Lee- 2 wins. Sabathia- 8 runs given up, 0 wins.

    • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

      I’m glad you used such large sample sizes to back up your facts and ignored the numbers he put up this season and last year’s playoffs.

      • Tachycardia

        I didn’t say he wasn’t an ace in the season or last year. I said this year’s postseason. 8 runs in 2 games is something I would expect from AJ Burnett. We’ll now need CC to pitch game 4 because I don’t see us beating Lee in game 3. Hopefully he can turn it around.

        • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

          He was bad this game. He was good in game 1. He didn’t put the team in a position to lose, he kept the game close and gave them a chance to lose. Try looking at it from a more positive perspective. He’s clearly better than he was tonight.

      • Captain Jack

        I’m glad you ignored his career post-season numbers…which are quite shitty compared to his career regular season numbers.

    • beer boy

      youre right he hasnt had an ace-like outing yet. hope it happens soon….

    • It’sATarp

      long rest for CC is a killer. i bet if we throw him out on short rest he throws a shutout or sumthing close to it.

    • Esteban

      LOL, two starts negate an entire season. Great logic.

    • larryf

      slow down that heart rate dude. CC will be back and this series will be a long one.

    • Mike Pop

      CC has a win.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      Actually CC has a win. A WIN!!!!

      /pedantic
      /that’s all you care about anyway’d

  • Accent Shallow

    Mike, I love you man.

    (Ok, 99.6% of that is the lead in to the post)

  • beer boy

    please move granderson up the lineup.

  • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag

    Damn, this has been a classic “Yankees in September” game for the Yankees here, huh?

    And it’s October.

    Bad luck boys.

    Cue asshole comment by Captain Jack

    • Captain Jack

      I think I’m going to start a music career and my first single will be “asshole comment” I’ll give you royalties if there are any.

  • brazilian fan

    nice pitch by joba

  • nathan

    Joba for the turn around

  • Pat D

    I noticed someone, I think it was MikeD, asked where I’m surrounded by Phillies fans.

    I live in the Lehigh Valley area of PA, and I work in Allentown. My call center is within walking distance of the Phillies’ AAA team stadium.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    Just remember, all they really want is a split. They lost game 1 to Philly last year 6-1 in NY… didn’t matter in the end.

    • Greg

      You forget the Cliff Lee factor. If we split and if we lose to Lee. We’re down 2-1 and A.J. Burnett to save the season.

      • Accent Shallow

        That’s two big ifs. Cliff Lee is not Mike Scott, and these are not the ’86 Mets.

        And one blessing in disguise about CC pitching horribly is that he can probably go in Game 4 now.

        • Greg

          That is true. And Cliff Lee is better than Mike Scott.
          Check Lee’s postseason numbers

          • Accent Shallow

            Postseason numbers have zero predictive value, so you’ll excuse me if I don’t care.

            He’s a great pitcher — it wouldn’t surprise me to see him throw a good game. It also wouldn’t surprise me to see him go 6 IP, 5 runs.

      • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

        WHAT??? AJ sucks??? ya you’re right, but had to put some positive spin on the fact that they are getting their asses handed to them by CJ freakin wilson.

  • beer boy

    joba is bringing the heat

  • Esteban

    Joe Sheehan
    You cannot discuss this game without bringing up the 8-10 pitches on the outside corner not called strikes for CC and now Joba.
    46 seconds ago

    • Pat D

      Too bad he’s not the ump.

    • tom

      good for him. according to the guys tweeting from ESPN, CC was simply terrible, no qualifier

      • Accent Shallow

        I think even if CC does get those calls, he’s still in trouble.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Joba Joba he’s our man, if he can’t do it, Robertson can?

    • tom

      nice one

  • Andrew

    who hired these guys to commentate? how is game one of a 7 game series EVER a must win!?

    • Pat D

      When your ace pitches that game and their ace looms in Game 3, evidently.

      Shit, even Francesa said today isn’t a must win.

    • bonestock94

      That ernie jerkoff is infuriating in basketball, damn shame that virus spread to baseball

    • Tachycardia

      They’re just trying be overdramatic like always. People don’t give us much chance in game 3. I don’t see Burnett starting game 4 anymore. I expect CC to come back strong on 3 days rest.

  • mike c (LETS GO YANK KEEZ)

    time for our starter in the bullpen to act like one

  • Mickey Scheister

    Where did that miss?

  • bobtaco

    Is Joba throwing a curveball? It doesn’t look like the slider…

  • All Star Carl

    Joba is hitting 97 but he doesn’t like that. He likes his slider.

  • brazilian fan

    wasnt that a strike?

  • MikeD

    A Joba sighting.

  • Slappy White

    Kit, I read some of your post from earlier and I can tell your irratated, so I will tread lightly. BUT…..I BLAME YOUR NOT SO SECRET CRUSH ON OLE NON DRINKING CJ FOR OUR BEING SHUT OUT TO THIS POINT

    CAPS LOCKED for your viewing pleasure

    cheer up buttercup:)

    • Kit

      Hehe…thanks, Slappy. I needed the smile. And yeah, I’m booing him right now. It hurts, but it has to be done.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

        CJ is not cute for the rest of the ALCS.

  • brazilian fan

    lee is gardner’s brother, i’m 100 percent sure

  • beer boy

    too bad cory lidle didnt crash his plane on this stadium

    • Little Bill

      That’s unacceptable.

    • brazilian fan

      wow bad feelings all around. lol

    • Mike Pop

      Out of line.

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      Completely uncalled for. I wouldn’t mind if you were banned for this comment.

      • Sean C

        This is one of numerous terrible comments tonight. Completely classless and has no place on this site.

        • Captain Jack

          I don’t think it’s fair to compare other things said tonight to this…

    • Accent Shallow

      I think it’d be rebuilt by now.

      • Captain Jack

        This was the best response.

    • bonestock94

      Probably the first time I actually slapped my forehead due to the internet.

    • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag

      Classless.

    • Carlosologist

      The playoffs bring out the worst in people.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      What the fuck is wrong with people tonight? My god, it’s a fucking baseball game.

      • Captain Jack

        “it’s a fucking baseball game”

        Which is what is wrong with female sports fans. ;)

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

          I thought we’re all stupid, vacant ninnies who only watch because we think the guys are hot.

          • Captain Jack

            DUH!!!!111111

        • Kit

          Now you’re really overstepping boundaries. Not only is Bex smarter, more informed and more well versed in baseball than you are, but that’s sexist and even if you’re joking, I don’t think it’s funny and I doubt she does too.

          • Captain Jack

            Yeah, you’re completely right…how dare I think a guy with a 1.68 postseason K/BB or a 5.05 post season RA is a choker; and how dare I think a team 5-0 going into the bottom of the 6th is going to lose a game…furthermore how DARE I think a team with a 1-0 advantage with Cliff Lee going twice more has the advantage to win a seven game series. Completely unfounded baseless assumptions.

            • Kit

              I don’t even know what the fuck you’re talking about because I wasn’t referring to that at all. Throwing numbers at me won’t make me think you’re smarter. In fact, it makes you look desperate to prove a point that you didn’t make at me, so I don’t give a fuck about. I’m talking about you being idiotically sexist. Other than that, I have nothing to say to you.

              • Captain Jack

                “BEXY IZ SMURTER THAN U!!!!!!!!”

                Logic, reason, and facts.

                NUMBERZ DON”T MATTUR 2 ME UR JUST DESPERATE!!!!!111!!!!

                Jesus Christ.

                • Kit

                  Seriously, you sound like you’re twelve. I was defending her from your sexist bullshit. Which is still sexist, no matter how you cut it. Acting like a child also makes you look like an even bigger idiot.

                  I CAPZLOCK BECAUSE I DON’T HAVE A VALID ARGUMENTZ.

                  • Captain Jack

                    For one, I like Bexy…we disagree and she probably hates me, but she’s a good sports fan. Although the Andy Pettitte thing is a little weird, though nothing compared to the man crush I have on Derek Jeter or Didier Drogba, the world needs more good female sports fans, and I have serious respect for those who deal with the bullshit from most male sports fans. I was being facetious, and some people can’t take a joke…since I realized most people here have sand in their vagina (no pun/sexism intended) I included a winking smiley face which a master of the interwebz like myself understands to be “kidding.” You brought up the other shit smarter, better versed, etc. I attacked that, you ignored that because you can’t formulate a valid response to the points. And yes, you don’t have a valid argument.

        • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

          How old are you? you need to be taught some manners. You have no respect for anyone here and don’t deserve to be aloud to comment, just beer boy.

          • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

            just “like” beer boy.

        • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

          At least you won’t be able to reproduce

          • Captain Jack

            I’ll just knock up your sister or daughter someday….how’s that sound?

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      that’s completely unexceptionable.

  • Cy Pettitte

    ok, can we please RELEASE THE BRACKMAN?

  • Accent Shallow

    I don’t really have strong feelings either way about most Rangers’ players.

    But I despise David Murphy.

    • Little Bill

      I despise Hamilton and Ron Washington. Everyone says what great men these guys are. And somehow A-Rod is a monster. Haven’t they all shown they can change?

      • Andrew

        You couldn’t be more right. Just because A-Rod used a drug that effects his on-field performance he’s some how WORSE than an actual former addict and… possibly another addict, who really knows what Washington’s story is…

        People make mistakes. Sorry for the entire human population being human.

    • MikeD

      I don’t like him either, but I have no specific reason. Disliked him the first time he walked to the plate against the Yankees. It’s the boxy, snake-like face.

      • scottg

        I just can’t take these teams with their gimmicks. The antlers and the claw…I mean come on. Cowboy up! Rally monkey. Irritating.
        Almost as irritating as DJ’s DPs and these AWFUL Conan ads

  • Mickey Scheister

    These terrible announcers, HEY-ZEUS!!!

    Hit him Joba!!

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    I will give my left nut for the Yankees to win this game, just to repost all the stupid shit Captain Jack has already said.

    • Accent Shallow

      Can we get that in writing? With or without anesthetic?

      • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

        On second thought, would you settle for a kidney?

        • Accent Shallow

          Yeah, I know some guys . . .

    • brazilian fan

      youre a real fan
      cheers

    • Kit

      I laughed. But please include Tachycardia. C’mon, Yanks, rally and win so we can have another one of Ross’ epic posts embarrassing people.

    • Esteban

      I’m pretty sure he’s just trolling. He says ok things when he wants.

    • MikeD

      No need to do that. He’s been wrong on so many other threads that you’d be ball-less in short order.

      Either have fun with the trolls, or just ignore them entirely.

    • Captain Jack

      If they win I’ll gladly let you repost it all, hell I’ll gladly find it for you copy/paste it and tell everyone I was dead fucking wrong….sound good? Doesn’t take away from the fact CC fucking choked it up big time tonight and has pretty mediocre (at best) post season numbers.

      • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

        I WILL FIGHT YOU TO THE DEATH CAPTAIN JACK

        No really, if you don’t care about being wrong then what is your incentive for being so stupidly negative? Try being positive for a change, it feels a lot better when you win.

        • Captain Jack

          “if you don’t care about being wrong”

          It’s the fucking internet.

          “stupidly negative”

          As I said before a 5.05 postseason RA sounds like a choker to me, as much as chokers exist. Speaking of chokers…Alex Rodriguez ladies and gentlemen.

      • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag

        CC did not choke. If you think he choked you don’t understand baseball.

        • Captain Jack

          You would call that a success?

      • Esteban

        Does not performing mean choking? Or is that the only option?

  • nathan

    Why Moseley. Let Joba out for a second inning.

  • Slappy White

    I actually understand bringing in Joba , but I dont wanna see Moseley

    • Little Bill

      If they don’t get any closer than why not Moseley? If they get a couple next inning then I would use some of the better guys.

  • Esteban

    Look how bad the strike zone was for Sabathia:
    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....type=1.gif

    • Little Bill

      That’s awful. Still not a good outing though.

      • Esteban

        Yea he wasn’t good, but things would have been different with a different strike zone.

    • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

      Zone has been pretty consistent. Ump didn’t make CC hang a slider to the MVP.

      • Esteban

        He put more people are on base

      • Accent Shallow

        Yup. Bury that slider, and maybe it’s 2-0 right now.

    • MikeD

      It’s not good, but the large number of pitches way out of the zone pretty much sums it up for CC tonight. Command just not there.

      How does Wilson’s look?

  • Kit

    C’mon, offense. Couple of runs and you’re right back in it.

  • Sean C

    I was wondering how long Joba was going to get to pitch tonight. I’d like to see him come back for another inning.

  • nathan

    I want the typing run to the plate , just to hear the cricket noise in that booth.

    I think hate this booth more than anyone in the Rangers. Lol

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    The Yankees didn’t “take away” A-Rod. He was a trade and the Rangers were going to get rid of him no matter what. Teix went through the Braves and the Angels before he got to NY.

    And for the record, the Rangers took Cliff Lee away from the Yankees.

    /getyourfactsstraightstupidbooth

    • nathan

      U want objectivity, from this booth?

    • JohnnyC

      They let all kinds of idiots go to Yale.

  • Cy Pettitte

    please score some runs so I can step back from the ledge

    • Chris

      It’s game 1. Even if they lose 50-0, there’s still a long way to go in the series.

  • jeffon

    come on

  • Gonzo

    Joba looked puffy in the face. I hope he’s sleeping well.

  • ZZ

    What the hell is the point of watching baseball if you can’t handle yourself like an adult and restrain from throwing a temper tantrum when the Yankees are losing?

    Go challenge kindergartners to boxing matches if you want to remove doubt or adversity from sport?

    Using the c-word, referencing Lidle’s death, etc. Grow the fuck up.

    • Esteban

      ZZ FTW. Thank you

    • claybeez

      +28

      • Captain Jack

        Hey, look at the bright side…you’ll be able to use the same generic “I agree with this comment” response for the next ten years, at least.

    • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

      Just copy and paste this and post it every few minutes. Should do the job.

    • tom

      bravo

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      Well done, ZZ. Well done.

    • Carlosologist

      Good shit.

    • Gonzo

      Wait, you can challenge kindergartners to boxing matches?

  • All Star Carl

    Quality at bat from Swish

  • Andy

    I thought this guy walked a lot of people?

    • V

      You have to take a couple pitches in order to be walked.

  • Sean C

    These Conan blimp commercials are wearisome, but the one where he’s washing his desk is pure comedic gold. And simultaneously disturbing.

  • V

    Wow, gotta love those first pitch hacks.

    • bonestock94

      I’d imagine they get frustrated and try to hit 5 run homers. We have one of the more patient teams can’t bitch too much.

  • scottg

    Swish, take a pitch?

  • Hall and Nokes

    first pitch swinging make Elmo sad

    • Accent Shallow

      A+ handle

  • Mickey Scheister

    It’s time for some offense boys, do the damn thing. I’ve been as positive as possible tonight but it’s gettin late….A-Rod call Kate!!

  • Esteban

    What is this strike zone? Players have to be hating it.

  • Andy

    That was ball 4

  • JDDZip

    I didn’t think we were going to get shutout by cj wilson to be honest

    • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

      Seriously, this offense has been inconsistent for two months… nothing has really changed. You have to expect more of this and hope they get better pitching from their Ace and the other starters.

  • beer boy

    have fun now nolan ryan, enjoy it. prostate cancer is gonna get you sooner than later.

    • Greg

      That was uncalled for. Ban this man

      • bonestock94

        Same guy with cory lidle, totally has it coming

    • claybeez

      How about a ban, mods?

    • JohnnyC

      All of a sudden Nolan Ryan knows something about winning baseball? Might have come in useful at some point after 1969 in a playing career that lasted almost 30 years.

      • beer boy

        nolan ryan is a cocksucker. george bush is running the show – and by running i mean paying bud selig and the umps extra to win games. nolan ryan is just a puppet.

        • Captain Jack

          Holy Shit.

    • Mickey Scheister

      What’s wrong with you?

      • Captain Jack

        Homophobia rooted in self loathing.

    • Captain Jack

      If having this make my night better is wrong, then I don’t want to be right.

      Yes, I know…I’m an awful person.

  • Andy

    Hahaha did that inning really juts happen?

  • kunaldo

    blah.

  • RS

    Guys – what is up with Jeter – he looks so lethargic and doing things he never used to do. I couldn’t believe he swung at Wilson’s first pitch earlier after Gardener walked on 5 pitches. Wilson was suddenly shaky and he just swings at the first pitch for a little pop up. Then he hits into a DP with Gradener on 1st.

    Either age is catching up or he has some kind of injury. This isn’t the Jeter we know.

    • Andrew S

      He’s dating the ‘sexiest woman alive’.. his mind is elsewhere.

    • V

      He’s a #8 hitter hitting #1 because of who he is rather than what he can do. :shrug: Same thing all season.

      • Andrew S

        His answer was probably more accurate than mine.

      • RS

        yeah but why – is it age, or are the rumors about an injury true? Kinda sad to see someone who was so steady and reliable turn into such a liability.

    • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

      Did you not watch him hit in the ALDS? He’s having a bad game… just like the rest of the team.

    • beer boy

      hes old – what do you want him to do? he can’t do shit because his body is breaking down. but yeah offer him 20+ million a year. fkn pussy management.

  • V

    Thanks guys. Too bad Granderson can’t bat 1-9.

  • scottg

    arod can’t leave fast enough tonite

  • Ace

    Frustrated that this team has rolled over and died today. I know its no one’s fault and stuff like this happens, but agitating nonetheless.

    • claybeez

      It’s crazy frustrating. Not sure all the hitters were following the same game plan – my man Jeter for one.

      • JohnnyC

        Game plan? What game plan?

  • cjc

    man they look just awful

  • JDDZip

    Its okay, we’ll get them tomorrow. If we manage to stop them from a shutout it’ll be ok

    • MikeD

      Still three to go. Just need a little, ummm, what’s it called…oh, yeah, hitting.

  • first time lawng time

    Fact: CC Sabathis IS an ace. One bad start doesn’t say otherwise. So he gave up 5 runs in 5 innings to Texas. Big effing deal. Ever thought that maybe the 8 days of rest made him rusty?

    Fact: One bad start doesn’t mean he’s going to pitch poorly in a couple days. He’s a good pitcher, had poor command (due to rust), unlucky bloop hits and an untimely homer to the MVP.

    Also, IT’S ONE GAME! Teams have come back from 1 game deficits. Even 3 game deficits!. One game does not foreshadow how the team will play the other 6.

    Their crappy offense tonight? Gee, I don’t know, maybe they’re a little rusty after not playing for week. The only thing I’m worried about are Jeter and A-Rod’s at bats. Those could be a little better IMO.

    Fact: It’s one game, that still is not over. And if they do lose? Big fucking deal. Get over it. It’s just a game. Just be happy that you’re going to wake up tomorrow in a home and not on the streets struggling to find food.

    They’re the Yankees they’re not going to go home and surrender and cry about a (likely) loss. They’re men. They’ll forget about it and try to dominate tomorrow.

    Ugh whatever I’m like already over it.

  • It’sATarp

    man can’t wait to see cliff lee after how great we did vs CJ wilson.

    • nathan

      that ‘s right everything will go according to script.

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      I want to see the Yankees BOMB Lee. Just to see (besides a win) all the reactions from the people who say Cliff Lee can’t pitch a poor game.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Sigh, the Yankees aren’t doing a good job following the scouting report on CJ Wilson. They’re not even giving him a chance to be wild.

    And *gulp*, Dustin Moseley…

    • RS

      yeah Mosley – forfeit time – look at the bright side – at least it isn’t Gaudin….

    • Hall and Nokes

      according to pitch f/x, he’s only thrown 4 first pitches out of the zone. He has thrown a lot of second pitches out of the zone though:

      http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....type=3.gif

      • Ray the Anti-Handle

        True, I don’t mind first pitch swings when it’s a good pitch to hit. But I’d take exception with someone with a history of being wild. Give the guy a chance to beat himself and don’t make it easy for him.

        • Hall and Nokes

          Funny how they just showed that only 15 were “strikes”. That’s how small the zone is tonight, it wasn’t just CC.

  • nathan

    Lol that graphic said ALDS

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    C’mon, no one should be surprised at anything other than CC pulling an AJ.

    • MikeD

      …and that’s baseball. I’m looking forward to AJ pulling a CC.

  • mbonzo

    Moseley is in. This is automatically a win.

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    Terrible job by the offense in this game.

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    Calling 3 shutout innings for Moseley, and resulting calls from Captain Jack saying he should have started the game.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Moseley has a Hughesian back of the head hair poof going on now

    • MikeD

      If that means he can develop pitches like Hughes, I’m in favor.

  • Al Yankee

    So the top of the order is pretty good tonight…

  • scottg

    is this the time when we say, ok, get it all out, it just can’t get worse so it must get better?

  • Andrew S

    Brooks Conrad playing third base?!!?!

  • RS

    And now Arod boots an easy one – they look like old, disinterested millionaires who are playing out the string

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      Oh ffs where were you when they swept the Twins? Nowhere.

      • RS

        of course your right – they looked great against mediocre pitching in Minnesota. I ws only commenting on the way they look tonight.

  • beer boy

    excellent, choke-rod is back.

    • first time lawng time

      Would you rather that happen in a close game instead?

      Also, was he choke rod last year with all of his game tying homeruns?

      It’s an error, it happens.

    • tom

      you’re just begging to be banned, aren’t you?

  • bonestock94

    Good, just get all the evil out in one night. It’s like a large bowel movement. The gods will repay us with 7 IP 1 ER AJ Burnett.

    • Andrew S

      Like.

  • first time lawng time

    Ugh. You know a game is not your game when your gold glove third basemen has an error.

    It happens. Just get all this crap out of their system tonight.

    They haven’t played in a week. They’re just getting back into the groove of things. Not a big deal.

    • scottg

      get the poison out raven

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    Now playing the Texas Rangers, the Cincinnati Reds!

  • It’sATarp

    If we lose this series, does our chances of getting lee goes down? since we’re probably going to see the need of having another ace in rotation justtt in case one ace isn;t having a good day.

    • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

      No, I’m pretty sure Lee will go to whatever team gives him the most money. It’s not like the Yankees aren’t a perennial winner.

      • Pat D

        Olney said Yanks will get Lee for 5 years, 115 million.

        Sounds realistic to me. Anyone think that the Rangers can really afford that? New ownership be damned, they can’t make that committment.

        • It’sATarp

          doesn’t that double their payroll? honestly Texas i think is so high on themselves right now they might offer lee a crazy contract which he would accept. Then like Arod they are going to regret it in a year or two when everyone else on their team sucks.

          • Pat D

            Well I keep reading and hearing how Nolan Ryan and that other guy aren’t as stupid as Tom Hicks.

            • It’sATarp

              well if we don;t get him, i hope we drive the price up enough to make the rangers regret it

        • Accent Shallow

          Olney said Yanks will get Lee for 5 years, 115 million.

          I really think anyone who pays Lee anything close to this will deeply regret it.

          • Pat D

            I hear you. Personally, since it’s not my money, I’d go for that as a Yankees fan.

        • Captain Jack

          After their first WS Victory they’ll have the added fan base, since the Cowboys now blow.

  • Believer

    Effin Nightmare, no?

  • JohnnyC

    Texas crowd exhibiting their class and eloquence.

    • first time lawng time

      It’s hardcore redneck territory down there. Don’t expect anything but the best from Texas!

      • Pat D

        Yea, and they’re all frustrated Cowboys fans, too, so you’ve got to consider that.

      • JohnnyC

        I like the fact the broadcast crews never mention the boorishness of these anti-Yankees chants. Like if they ever heard a Yankee Stadium crowd chant “Rangers Suck!”, they’d ignore it? Tim McCarver would probably do a 3 inning dissertation on how disgusting NY fans are.

  • mbonzo

    Moseley looks really friggin good. WTF!?

  • jeffon

    Damn Alex. we need you locked in

  • Carlosologist

    I hate being the only rational Yankee fan in my house. I routinely hear my dad call A-Rod a fag when he makes an out. I also hear him say the game is over in the fifth inning (to be fair, he’s been following the Yanks since the 70s. He’s seen more baseball than I have in my whole life).

    Le sigh.

    • mbonzo

      I’m right there with you. I’m trying my best to avoid my dad but he’s already given up on the game so no worries.

    • MikeD

      He may have seen more baseball, but you sound like you understand it better.

    • Pat D

      I’m 29. My dad is 61. He’s been watching since the mid-50′s.

      I’m still trying to convince him why Felix was the best pitcher, his win total notwithstanding.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Why can’t we ignore the trolls instead of 325235235 people responding to them?

    It’s obvious they are trolls so don’t waste comments on saying them to shut up when it won’t work. It’s a bitch to load. Pretending to be trolls too should be kept at a minimum.

    • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

      Gotta fight the good fight, my man.

      • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        Normally I don’t mind but the playoffs + shit connection due to storm makes this page take forever to load.

        I probably shouldn’t say it since I used to abuse it but it would be better to let the trolls not get fed.

  • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag

    Boy, what a shame. They had the pitching matchup and really shit the bed.

    Good luck, Hughesie.

    • Chris

      Is this a little league game now?

      Because I thought they still played 9 innings in the majors.

      • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag

        I’m making a predicition. I doubt that they win. They CAN win. They MIGHT win. But I don’t see it. Don’t be a dick when people AREN’T overreacting.

      • first time lawng time

        The way our offense is hitting tonight, I don’t think it’s too unrealistic to say the game is over.

        Could they come back? Yes.

        But they’re just not having good atbats.

        CC didn’t exactly keep the offense in the game, but, then again, the offense didn’t exactly keep CC in the game.

        • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

          Robbie just made you AWARE.

        • Chris

          http://www.baseball-reference......8110.shtml

          Down 6-1 after 5 innings (6-2 after 6) and they came back to win.

          Sure, it’s not likely, but it’s not impossible.

          • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag

            Of course. And I’d like to point out that I never said it was impossible. But I don’t think they’re going to win.

        • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

          They hit the ball hard, but right at the defenders. CC definitely looked rusty.

  • claybeez

    Nice job by Moseley and Joba.

  • Kit

    Nicely done, Mose.

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      just call him moses.

      • Kit

        That’s my brother’s name…so it’s kind of awkward.

        • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

          hmmm….ok, call him the holy roller.

  • Al Yankee

    Here comes da BOOM

  • Cy Pettitte

    Dustin = Ace

    rotation is now Moseley/Hughes/Andy/Moseley/AJ/Moseley/Moseley

    • claybeez

      Since we’re dreaming why not add Joba in? Give him at least 1 start.

    • nathan

      Wow, way to reward the faithfuls.

      Come on guys.

  • Sean C

    Well, the bullpen has looked good so far. I’ll take whatever I can get. A couple hits/semblance of a rally and runs would be pretty cool as well.

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    On the board, baby. Ain’t over yet.

  • JerseyDutch

    Don’t ya know?

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    CANO! thank you.

  • Kit

    ROBBIE GOES BOOM. Four runs, guys. Get it going.

  • Accent Shallow

    Robinson Cano — still incredibly talented.

    Nice somebody showed up.

  • tom

    Someone forgot to tell Robbie the game is over

  • Esteban

    Dontcha Know!

  • claybeez

    Thing Of Beauty

  • mbonzo

    YEA!!! Moseley’s magic made Cano do that.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Ribbie! I’ll take it

    you’re turn now Mr. Thames

  • Ivan

    someone was ready for a fastball damn.

  • Al Yankee

    BOOM

  • bonestock94

    Fuckin a, here we go. Good timing to start a Cano hot streak too

  • YankeesJunkie

    Rally!!!

  • Carlosologist

    Robbie we love you long time!

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

    Canooooooo

  • Andrew S

    Who’s phrase is “Slam range”??

  • Dtrainhell

    OK. What is with all these dumb-ass braided necklaces all over MLB this year? I thought this was a game played by adult men.

    • Kit

      The necklaces are actually a common occurance.

      • Kit

        *occurrence. Excuse me and my typos.

    • JerseyDutch

      That’s been going on for a few years. They’re woven with titanium and supposed to relieve pain. Or something.

    • Cy Pettitte

      http://www.phitenusa.com/

      it ups your game

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      Sorry, but many of these players are not adults….they’re young, early 20 somethings (CJs 29) who play a game for a living.

  • mbonzo

    Darling saying that Gerry Davis has been spot on. UGH maybe if you’re rooting for the Rangers.

    • JohnnyC

      Why would Darling root for the Yankees? Grew up a Red Sox fan, played for the Mets, saw the Yankees completely obscure the accomplishments of the 1986 Mets by sustaining a mini-dynasty…he’s in a long line of envious haters.

  • MikeD

    One run down, four more to go…well, I guess five.

  • RS

    Let’s face it though – Texas looks really good – confident, swinging well, solid in the field, smart manager. And they haven’t used Lee yet. Should be a very tough series.

    • Carlosologist

      It’s 6.2 innings into the game. Who knows, they could fall apart and make six errors tomorrow night and strike out ten times.

      • RS

        Yeah, and martians could land and disrupt the game, but both scenarios are unlikely. Texas is a solid team, playing with a lot of confidence. Not a tight, psyched out bunch like Minnesota was.

        • Pasqua

          Texas playing a shit game = chances of alien invasion? Okay, now THAT’S fuckin’ crazy.

        • JohnnyC

          Yeah, that’s why they had the supreme confidence to lose both of their home games in the ALDS.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      Dooooooooooooooooooooomed

      • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        He’s being rational. =/

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

          Doooooooooooooooooooooomed

      • Pasqua

        I think you were a little quick on the “doomed” trigger there, bex. The comment was pretty level-headed.

        • Captain Jack

          Yeah, it’s the pessimists that are being unreasonable here.

          • Kit

            You are being unreasonable. And the fact that you keep pretending you’re not is bullshit. How about we call it a draw and we all shut the fuck up.

          • Pasqua

            Easy there, Capt. I’m not siding with you, either. :)

          • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

            There’s a difference between being pessimistic and being… well, the way you are.

            RS was also whining about how old and disinterested they looked earlier and completely wrote off their win against Minnesota, so he doesn’t have the benefit of the doubt. Too bad.

            • Captain Jack

              “There’s a difference between being pessimistic and being… well, the way you are.”

              Touche’

    • tom

      It’s easy to look good when the guy starting against you throws 30+ pitches, many way out of the zone, and gives you a three-run lead in the first

      No one ever doubted they’re a worthy team. But they’ve had circumstances fall their way tonight

    • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

      You mean the team that’s winning 5-1 and playing at home looks good and confident, and their manager is smart for keeping in the lefty who had been pitching a shutout for 6 innings?

      Yeah, doomed!

      • Captain Jack

        And they have two Cliff Lee starts left.

        • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

          Pack it up and go home, then.

          • Captain Jack

            Too lazy to leave the house anyways.

      • first time lawng time

        I don’t think he was being irrational. Most of what he said were facts. They’re team is in good position to win tonight, and they have their ace coming. We’ve got an injured Andy, homer prone Hughes and A.J.

        However, Andy was nice in the ALDS, Hughes was dominant at HOME against the Twins and Sox. And A.J. could be dominant.

        IDK where I’m going with this, but I think he’s being rational in saying that this series won’t be as easy as it was against Minnesota.

        • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

          He’s putting the “looks confident” “swinging well” and “smart manager” narratives on this game, which is silly. What team winning 5-1 doesn’t look confident? It doesn’t mean what he’s trying to make it sound like. We’re not losing because the Rangers are the more confident team…

          • first time lawng time

            I know. That was a little silly. But I think the intent of his comment was that it “should be a tough series>” That’s hardly irrational to say. Maybe the context was, but that part in general is fine.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    DAMN! I muted the game during the commercials and completely missed that HR! =(

  • Captain Jack

    Robinson Cano’s season was really fun to watch this year…glad he’s still making October, still kinda fun…and Jesus Christ that was a shit call.

  • Camilo Gerardo

    We were unsurprisingly too patient, and they were surprisingly patient.

    anyone, Tying run coming up this game? I think so

  • mbonzo

    Another great call by Gerry Davis.

  • Esteban

    Another great call by the ump.

  • bonestock94

    Good pitching is good pitching. Yanks didn’t have much to squander today.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    Jorge, just awful

  • Camilo Gerardo

    and I would like to see the ump’s chart tom. Just saying

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Ump is being inconsistent on that corner for both teams.

    • Esteban

      doesn’t make it OK

      • Ray the Anti-Handle

        I didn’t say it was OK. Saying someone is inconsistent isn’t a compliment. The second part was a matter of fact.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Would this lead be Neftali proof?

  • Ace

    I wonder if baseball players do anything to get each other pumped up when they’re down like they do in basketball and football. Like just walk around screaming and getting everyone jacked up to go out and get it done.

    • mbonzo

      Washington tried this but everyone just thought he was back on coke.

      • mbonzo

        Josh Hamilton was disappointed that he didn’t have any.

    • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

      That doesn’t work in baseball. You can’t go out there and bust skulls like you can in football. If you try to swing harder or pitch faster you’re just going to miss or throw balls. They have to just stay calm and relaxed and maintain the approach that’s gotten them here.

    • Chris

      That’s generally counter productive in baseball. It’s very different from other sports where you can just try harder, run faster, and do better. Pushing too hard or getting to pumped up generally leads to more failure than success.

    • Sean C

      Zambrano got to go to therapy for doing that very thing.

      • Ace

        Haha. Good point.

  • cjc

    this is hard to watch

  • Esteban

    What a corny name- The Vocal Minority. Seriously? That name could only come from Texas

    • Pat D

      Or Richard Nixon.

      “The Great Silent Majority” sounds similar, yet different, if you know what I mean.

      • tom

        To date myself: the backup singers in the Sondheim musical “Company” — which opened on Broadway some months after Nixon’s Silent Majority speech — were called The Vocal Minority, So, this isn’t even original.

        • Pat D

          Awesome.

      • Esteban

        Yea, I mean I got the reference, but where else would they think to make a play on words of that? Maybe Kentucky too I guess.

  • tom

    Please…no more pictures of Bush

    • Pat D

      TWSS.

    • mbonzo

      Seeing him makes me want the Yankees to win so much more.

    • RS

      Just a reminder of who destroyed our country and how stupid it is that people all over the country are about to give power back to the fool party that did it with him. Want to make a bad night worse? Keep showing that idiot.

      • Esteban

        This is a politics free zone.

    • JerseyDutch

      They show bush now on TBS? Wow, times change…

      • RS

        And soon they will be in NY and we will have to deal with that schmuck Guliana on screen ever two minutes.

        • JerseyDutch

          You make me sad.

        • mbonzo

          I don’t know. He goes when he wants people to see him there. I hope he knows he’ll never win a presidential election. I don’t think he’s even win NY.

  • Jon in CUO

    I’d like to see the reaction in the Bronx if they showed Dubya on the big screen.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      Heh, people at a bar (like the other Rebecca) said he got booed.

      • Jon in CUO

        And rightfully so.

        • Esteban

          Maybe, maybe not, but c’mon with the politics people.

  • Pat D

    You know, this game has just really been a whole batch of unlucky breaks, right?

    I’m not that close to a TV, but haven’t we seen:
    –a tight strike zone
    –Hamilton’s HR barely getting out
    –bloop hits before the double

    Obviously the offense has been a whole lot of suck, but it’s not quite as bad as we’re making it out to be, right? Of course this is of little consolation if the score holds.

    • JerseyDutch

      We’ve basically had every bad break today. Makes me believe that things will fall in line from now on.

    • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

      To be fair CC pitched pretty poorly, it could have been a bit better but also a lot worse.

      This is still just one game, and doesn’t assure the Rangers of anything. People just need to stop overreacting.

      • RS

        Hey come’on – we’re New York baseball fans – when we lose we get pissed and talk about it being the end of the world. When we win we are just mildly relieved of our anxiety until the next game starts. The only day in the year when we are truly happy is the day they win the championship, if and when that happens.

        J-E-T-S, jets, Jets, Jets

        • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

          You may be the stereotypical Yankee fan, I for one am not :)

    • tom

      Absolutely. No one in the press would buy this analysis, since to them it’s all you won or you lost — but, as big a lead as it seems Texas has, you wouldn’t have to tweak much to reverse the score. Imagine, one of the Yanks’ hard-hit balls with two on split the outfielders instead of the one Texas got. Very different game.

  • JerseyDutch

    Mose trying to look badass. Good to see.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Dustin = Super Ace

  • Carlosologist

    Hamilton struck out looking twice? Pigs must be flying in Arlington.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    That was an incredible pitch.

  • MikeD

    Nolan looks like he’s been hitting the pasta since he called it quits. Wonder what he could hit on the radar gun today?

    • Sean C

      100… kilometers per hour…

      • Esteban

        I bet he could hit 70+

        • MikeD

          The reason I ask has more to do with Sandy Koufax, but I’ve linked Koufax and Ryan in my mind since I was a kid because of how hard they threw.

          About fifteen years ago I had dinner with a guy who used to be the PR Director for the Dodgers through at least part of the 1980s. He mentioned Koufax, so I stopped him (his first name is Steve) and said, “Steve, I have a question regarding a story I remember reading in the Sporting News about ten years ago about Koufax in Spring Training from the mid to late 80s.” Steve stops me and says, “I know exactly what you’re going to ask me.” So I reply, “okay, I’m game.” Steve says, “So you want to know if Koufax threw 90 mph while he was coaching for the Dodgers in spring training.” Steve was right. I wanted to know if that was true. Koufax hadn’t pitched in basically twenty years, wasn’t in pitching shape, was in his early 50s, and had retired because he had arthritis in his left arm. Anyway, Steve replied, it was true, because he was there and actually placed the story. So that got me to wondering how the F hard to Koufax throw in his prime?

          • MikeD

            …and by extension, I’m not so sure that Ryan, even overweight and now in his early 60s, might not still throw in the 80s.

  • Kevin

    Lance berkman will hit a HR in this game…. i got a feeling

    • Mickey Scheister

      WOOO WOOOO, that (the rest of) tonights gonna be a good night!

  • bonestock94

    Yea that scary texas homefield advantage has yielded a whopping 1 playoff series win. Fucking tools.

    • Hall and Nokes

      where’s the optimism?

      • bonestock94

        Extreme optimism is as stupid as extreme negativity. I’m sick of these announcers saying pointless trash, has nothing to do with that though.

  • Carlosologist

    I’m no RABbi, but I honestly don’t want to see any political comments. It’s a fucking baseball game, don’t bring your political views into it. Just watch and enjoy/be frustrated.

    • JerseyDutch

      Second.

      • MikeD

        Thirded.

    • Esteban

      Completely agree. Let’s talk about the one thing that (supposedly) unites us: the Yankees.

    • Accent Shallow

      How about my “put me in power, and I’ll execute Conan O’Brien”? Is that a political comment?

    • Captain Jack

      I hate all Rangers fans now, if I knew the names of the other ones I’d call them out by name too.

  • Cy Pettitte

    burned my CC jersey, just ordered a Moseley jersey, overnight shipping

  • first time lawng time

    ZOMG WHY DIDN’T WE START MOSELEY???!!!!11

    I’m obviously joking LOL

  • mbonzo

    GRIT LEADS OFF THE INNING. LETS GO GRIT! LETS GO GRIT!
    Come on everyone.

  • Accent Shallow

    I want Conan to be first against the wall.

    Worst dude.

    • mbonzo

      Conan > Leno

      • JerseyDutch

        Letterman > Conan + Leno + George Lopez

        • Accent Shallow

          They’re all awful, and will join Conan at the wall.

      • Accent Shallow

        Who cares? Leno is going to choke on his own chin one of these days.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    If they come back to win this game, Moseley has to be up for player of the game. Incredible relief work that no one would have expected.

    • mbonzo

      If the Rangers win, Gerry Davis: Player of the game!

    • Sean C

      Whiskey and Moseley have made this game more enjoyable. I’d say it’s a 50/50 split.

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

    Moseley is pitching great. Clearly this is just a bizarro game and all will return to normal next game as the Yankees will romp. Obvs.

    • Kit

      I’m referring to it as a game played in “Shit Narnia.”

  • JFH

    well, moseley is giving us a chance.

  • first time lawng time

    How about another spillover thread for goodluck?

    • mbonzo

      This.

      • mbonzo

        I take it back.

  • Hall and Nokes

    This is the inning! Here comes the pain.

  • Mickey Scheister

    GRiT GRuTNER!!!! LETS GO!!! Mash this lefty with close to 100 walls this year!

  • bonestock94

    Damn that felt good

  • Cy Pettitte

    BRETT

    THIS IS THE INNING

  • Sean C

    BRETT FUCKING GARDNER!!!!!!!!

  • Mickey Scheister

    GRIT!!!!!

  • RS

    ok – here we go!

  • Kit

    Nice, Brett. Be careful, though, don’t want you hurt.

  • Esteban

    Grit Gutner hustles out a scrappy hit.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Gritty, gutty play by Gardner.

  • mbonzo

    GRIT BABY! First to Carrie ever got excited about a Yankee hit in the whole playoffs.

  • Captain Jack

    Awesome.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    LOOK AT THAT GRIT!

  • ZZ

    Huge play by Gardner. Take advantage.

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    Rarely do you see a player slide in to first and say it was a smart move. That was a smart move.

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      He might have scared Wilson a bit too. Wilson probably wouldn’t want to step on Gardner.

  • JFH

    great hustle, but i hate diving headfirst into first.

    • UncleArgyle

      I think it actually worked that time.

  • JerseyDutch

    Jeesh, love ya BG but don’t slide into first…

    • Captain Jack

      Oh shut the fuck up.

      • JerseyDutch

        I love you, Captain Jack.

      • Kit

        Uncalled for, dude. It’s a valid concern.

        • JerseyDutch

          I’m saying, Kit. Why does Captain Jack have to pick on little ol’ me?

          • Kit

            ’cause you’re rational and that angers him, like it would any good troll. He’s just doing his job.

        • UncleArgyle

          This is my concern Dude

        • Captain Jack

          For fuck’s sake, there’s plenty of bad things to bitch about tonight, I think I proved this in spades…don’t bitch about the good things.

          • Kit

            Honestly, and I say this calmly and without any intent to argue or start shit because I know all of us just really want the Yankees to win, but he was expressing a valid concern. Brett sliding opens him up for injury. We’re proud he did it, but we’re concerned about his health ’cause we need him.

            • Captain Jack

              Another reason why I hate female sports fans…they care about the health and safety of others.

              ;)

              • Kit

                Well, I could care less about you. Mostly care about the guys who play the game, because they’re actually…productive. ;)

                • Captain Jack

                  Finally you do something halfway awesome.
                  ;)

          • JerseyDutch

            Oh, I get it. Dude, I wasn’t bitching. I was worried BG was going to jam his thumb or something. Just thinking about the team.

            • Captain Jack

              A jammed thumb would cause Gardner’s grit to go into overdrive and have the effect of steroids times the effect of assfucking Kate Hudson to the power of having a picture of you depicted as a centuar.

        • Chris

          The only concern is injury (which was very close on that play). A head first slide will get you to the bag quicker than running.

          • Kit

            Which is what JerseyDutch was concerned about.

  • Kevin

    GRIT!

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    is it possible?

  • Carlosologist

    This is where we feast on Nolan Ryan’s outdated pitching policy. We take advantage of a tiring Wilson and we bring it to a tired Neftali.

  • Kit

    C’mon, Capitan. See some pitches, do some good.

  • Doug

    way to work the count derek

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Steal please. Steal, steal, steal. It will be a GIDP if you don’t. Steal, steal, steal.

  • bonestock94

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Kevin

    GRIT AND GRIT

  • JerseyDutch

    And we were saying?

  • mbonzo

    YEA!!! Take Wilson out of the game!

  • Ivan

    Rally!

  • JFH

    derek!

  • Cy Pettitte

    JETER

    HERE IT COMES GUYS

  • Mike Pop

    Leaving Wilson in = mistake.

    Yeah, still long way but we believe!

    We believe!
    We believe!
    We believe!

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    Captain doing work. Don’t look now, we’re only down 3…

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    Jeter is a washed up nobody who could lick the snot off his upper lip.

  • Sean C

    I just jumped off of the couch and fist pumped.

    • Esteban

      /Jersey Shore’d

      • Sean C

        Perhaps, but it was a Joba-esque fist pump. Not a desperate, tan asshole-at-a-club fist pump. There’s a dirty joke in there somewhere…

        • Esteban

          #fisted

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    JETERIAN!

  • Gonzo

    Can we get a bloop and a blast?

  • Esteban

    Not over folks

  • Ace

    Jeter has made me look like a fool yet again. I bow my head to you El Capitan.

  • Zooboy

    Do Gardner’s feet actually hit the ground? Wow. That dude is f-a-s-t.

  • Pat D

    Well, I’m heading for home. No more Phillies fans to deal with till Monday.

    And now they’ve scored again. C’mon guys, YOU CAN FUCKING DO THIS!!!

  • RS

    Jeter is back! I take it back. He is the MVP. Sign him for 15 years with Arod money….

    : )

  • mbonzo

    Suck it Nolan Ryan! Thats why you take pitchers out when they’re tired dick!

  • tom

    Wait — I was just told Jeter was done. Are we saying some judgments might have been made prematurely?

    • Doug

      did u see his st 3 ABs?

  • Kevin

    at the very least get jeter in and we are in bloop and blast territory, but i demand oh so much more

  • Kit

    Rally time, guys. More runs, please.

  • Greg

    Ok, Yankees. You’ve regained my attention

  • ZZ

    Time for the middle of the order to go to work. This is the game right here with the big boys coming up. Have to get Jeter home at the very least.

  • Mickey Scheister

    RUN BRETT, RUN! Capt CLUTCH!! Comebacks a bitch if you rock antlers and coke.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Quick Cashman, 5 years/80mil before his price just keeps going up

  • ZZ

    Wilson should have never been pitching to Jeter. That was really stupid move by Washington.

    • Kit

      Hopefully it bites him in the ass big time.

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    Just get it to A-rod…

  • Gonzo

    It looks like the bats are starting to get their timing right after the long layoff.

    • mbonzo

      Good BABIP finally.

  • Carlosologist

    GGBG! The headfirst slide followed by coming all the way around. why isn’t he leading off?

    • Esteban

      Because Jeter leads off when Swisher’s in the lineup

  • Esteban

    Despite looking completely hittable, Darren Oliver has been pretty good.

  • Mickey Scheister

    6 outs left to score 3 runs!! We can do it!!!

  • Bombers

    Let’s. Do this thing boys and girls

  • mbonzo

    Martin Lawrence is pitching.

  • Ivan

    If Lee doesn’t scare me, imagine Darren Freakin Oliver…

  • Hall and Nokes

    Hey, maybe this time Oliver will blow the game for someone else just like they blew the game for him in 1996.

    • Carlosologist

      /full circle’d

  • Mickey Scheister

    Doesn’t Tex mash Oliver or is that Cano?

    • Doug

      robbie’s 6-for-10. swish 0-for-6

  • JerseyDutch

    This is third time round the order, right? Seems like we always come alive then.

  • mbonzo

    Swisher needs to take some of that Jeter acting class.

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      Haha, I was thinking he should have just taken one. Particularly that second one.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Darren, don’t be scared!

  • Adam

    Wow, remarkable about Oliver starting in ’96 series. Maybe Rusty Greer will make an appearance as well.

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    A-Rod grand slam would kill Texas fans.

  • Ivan

    That wasn’t a .

  • Mike Pop

    I don’t know about strike 2.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Where the FUCK was this called before?

  • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag

    The umpire wants Texas to win, at least.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Gerry Davis has been awful. Call your tight zone, but call it consistently.

    • Esteban

      That’s asking way too much.

  • Esteban

    Let’s fucking GO

  • ZZ

    Teix looked great from the right side in the division series and has been much better from that side this season.

    This is their big chance.

  • Adam

    Tying run to the plate!

  • Carlosologist

    IBB to get to A-Rod? :D

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Well, there’s the tying run.

  • JFH

    tying run at the plate.

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    Getting interesting… good thing the Yankees don’t give up as quickly as the fans, eh?

  • tom

    And the top of thread prediction comes through

  • Doug

    tex 2-for-4 with walk vs. oliver

  • Kevin

    LETS GO BABY!!! walk it out oh walk it out…

    • Esteban

      Yankees Walk it out

  • Greg

    Axisa you are a genius

  • bonestock94

    Tying run at the plate. Tex. Too poetic not to happen.

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    this game is so over, you don’t even know how over it is.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Great walk by Swish

  • cjc

    come on Tex give us a game wrecker

  • Sean C

    You can see it in Texas’ dugout, and in the fans, they are worried about this.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Mr. Axisa called it, tying run up!

    • UncleArgyle

      Oh Yeah

      /Koolaid Man’d

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    I will cry laughing if Tex and A-Rod help take the lead.

  • Captain Jack

    WEAR THAT SHIT YOU FUCKING ASSHOLE

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      Even when the Yankees are doing good stuff you can’t help but moan and bitch can you?

      • Captain Jack

        I’m an angry person. The only things that make me happy are the sadness of others, Yankee victories, and kittens.

        • Esteban

          I like leaping Corgis myself.

  • Ivan

    Tex could of pulled a Jeter their.

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    Oliver falling behind in the counts.. please keep doing that.

  • UncleArgyle

    Darren Oliver is a man. He’s 40

    • Mickey Scheister

      I laughed.

  • Doug

    nice rip

  • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag

    oh, what dram here at the Ballpark in Arlington!

    /Michael Kay’d

    • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag

      …If dram had an a…

    • Hall and Nokes

      why would he be talking about the memory storage?

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    Swish looks pretty pissed.

  • Mickey Scheister

    These announcers are so fucken rooting for the Rangers it’s sickening!

  • mbonzo

    YES!!!
    Grand slam please!

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    A-Rod will the salami, calling it.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Make them pay Centaur, make them pay.

    • Esteban

      CentWAR*

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    gotta love this team…

    no matter the outcome, u just gotta love how this team ALWAYS finds a way to come back and get the tying run to the plate

  • JFH

    lets go a-rod.

  • bonestock94

    YOU HAVE UPSET THE EGO OF AROD. PREPARE TO DIE.

  • Doug

    arod 6-for-21 vs. oliver w 2 HRs. shocked if oliver stays in

  • Esteban

    A-ROD do it NOW. LETS FUCKING GO

  • Kit

    Alright, Alex, you can do it, baby.

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    Loaded for Alex… just need a base hit.

  • Adam

    Hmm…any other Darrens in the bullpen? Darren Dreifort perhaps?

  • Kevin

    HERE WE GOOOO!

  • tom

    Well, Oliver handled his two batters.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Centaur mode: Engage.

  • Ivan

    Oh yeah, time to crush some hearts.

  • YankeesJunkie

    “Is this their moment, can they score, they always score/”

    • Camilo Gerardo

      is that what they said? i have them muted. too drab, unless tex does something good

  • Greg

    A-Rod vs the Irishman

  • Doug

    arod 0-for-2 vs. o’day with 2 Ks

    • Esteban

      very definitive sample size.

  • Cy Pettitte

    wooooooooooooooooo

    /ricflair

    let’s do this Arod, time for some payback for all the boos

  • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag

    Holy shit, this would have to be one of the best comebacks in playoff history if they really pull it off…

    • JFH

      atl, 96. i ran into the street outside my house yelling like a lunatic when leyritz hit the bomb. that was a comeback.

  • Sean C

    It’s time for A-Rod to re-establish the post-season heroics.

  • Pasqua

    Bum-bum-BUUUUUUM! This is getting good.

  • TNeloms

    “The Yankees will bring the tying run to the plate in this game.”

    Nice call.

    • Doug

      how bout the go-ahead run

  • Tachycardia

    Here we come just like I said! We’re one hit away from winning this ballgame.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Well it did not take very long for this game to go from being over, to just beginning.

  • ZZ

    Bases clearing double.

  • V

    Holy crap. Three chances at one big hit.

  • Accent Shallow

    Axisa, you are a prophet from your mother’s basement.

    • Camilo Gerardo

      what!? i always say they’ll bring the tying run, and they always do

    • Ivan

      LMAOOO Ouch babe.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Let’s go! Cmon Alex, a base hit!

  • Leo

    I would love a grand slam but a base hit would still do A-Rod!

  • Kevin

    base hit baby!!!

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    Just like that… a one run game. FUCK YEAH!

  • Doug

    arod baby

  • bonestock94

    HOLEEEEEEE FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK

  • Ivan

    OOOOOOO Yeah.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    A-ROOOOODDDDD!!!!!!

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    CLUTCH!!!

  • JerseyDutch

    A-Rooooooooooooooooooood!!!

  • Kit

    YEAH!!!! Your turn, Robbie. One more run ties it.

  • Carlosologist

    OH YEAH

  • Chris

    Fucking un-clutch stat padder!

  • Cy Pettitte

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    CENTWAR

    let’s go Ribbie, get us the lead

  • Adam

    Smoked, this game is ours….

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    THIS GAME IS SO OVER!!!!!!!!!

  • JFH

    a-rod! lets go cano!

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    OMG that about took his fucking head off…

    So apparently in baseball you play 9 innings.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    this is just what we do

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    I was told by you guys that this game was over in the first inning, though.

    • V

      I didn’t call it “over” til the 4th rofl.

  • ZZ

    Oh yeah. Oh yeaaaah.

  • Camilo Gerardo

    that was your triple play ball, but you are not a third baseman

  • Leo

    A-RoDD!!!

  • smurfy

    Darren “it’s a brand new” o’Day

  • Esteban

    Are we still doomed or not?

    • YankeesJunkie

      Doomed!

  • YankeesJunkie

    FUCK YOU ALEX!!! If it not a homer, then you should die!!!

    Jk

    Awesome!

  • BigBlueAL

    Michael Young just pulled a Roger Dorn. lol

    • Accent Shallow

      Nah, he’s not pretty enough.

      Is Treanor going to threaten to beat his ass?

      • BigBlueAL

        Cliff Lee is going to sleep with his wife.

    • Gonzo

      No more of this ole’ sh*t!

  • Mickey Scheister

    That was fucken awesome!

  • Adam

    Ron Washington is the gift that keeps giving…

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Darren Oliver with the infinite ERA. That always amuses me.

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      Or rather, the undefined ERA.

  • Accent Shallow

    Well, I did not think this would happen, but I am ok with it.

  • Chris

    Hmmm… looks like the predictions about the ridiculous pitching changes was right on the money.

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    Crow is about to be served… stand tuned for further developments…

  • Kevin

    I got a berkman kinda feeling… its odd

  • Tachycardia

    Never, ever give up! If the two runners on base score we will win this ballgame. Texas has a trash bullpen, all we had to do was get CJ out!

    • Esteban

      You’re saying this?! Seriously? I agree, but be consistent.

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      Wait, weren’t you… never mind.

  • Camilo Gerardo

    sucks to be o’day, one pitch and he’s out

  • JerseyDutch

    Never count this team out. Never.

  • Pasqua

    I want. To Crush. Their spirit.

  • nathan

    Lets keep it rolling.

    I love comeback baseball.

  • Andrew S

    if we pull this out Texas will be pretty demoralized

    • Cy Pettitte

      that’s the understatement of the season

  • Captain Jack

    I LOVED THAT, don’t get me wrong…but I’ve been getting sick of Rangers fans lately and really wanted the Granny.

    :(

    Yes, I know I’m an asshole, no one reply to this comment unless it’s “I understand”

    • Kit

      There you go, Captain Jack. There’s nothing wrong with being a little selfish, just don’t be mean to other people.

    • V

      I understand.

    • JerseyDutch

      All forgiven, CJ.

  • Doug

    7 BBs in 9 IPs. take one robbie

  • Mickey Scheister

    Take that George W! (I still love u tho)

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    please Robbie, destroy this lefty

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    0 outs.
    0 outs.
    0 outs.

  • Adam

    Robbie loves the side arming lefties, if I’m not imagining things…

  • Ace

    Its moments like this I wish I was back living in NYC. Keep hope alive!!!!!!

  • Reggie C.

    Alex. Rodriguez.

    THANK YOU.

  • UncleArgyle

    Cano V. LOOGY. lets go.

  • Kevin

    HOLY SHIT BALLS

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    CANOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    TIE GAME MOTHERFUCKERS

  • Doug

    one time baby

  • Carlosologist

    IT’S FUCKING TIED!

  • Adam

    Amazing…

  • Reggie C.

    HOLY SHIT.

    TIED GAME!!!!

  • YankeesJunkie

    Well, if the game goes extras how long till Washington needs to use regular players to pitch.

  • JFH

    effing cano!!!!!!!

  • Accent Shallow

    Robbie Cano is so absurdly good.

  • JerseyDutch

    Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees!!!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    RIBBIE

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    HOLE E SHIT

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    DON’T YA KNOW!!!!!

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    Thank you Robbie!

  • ZZ

    Amazing.

  • Kit

    Naysayers, CAN I GET AN AMEN?!

    • Captain Jack

      Not over yet, but you can get half of one:

      AM

      • Kit

        I was actually talking about the people who said we couldn’t come back from a five run deficit in the last thread, but I’ll accept it.

        • Captain Jack

          EN

          • Captain Jack

            I’m now nervous about Wood and regret making this comment.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    FUCK YES!!!!!! TIE GAME!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    TIE GAME BITCHES.

  • nathan

    Wow !! This is amazing.

  • tom

    WOOOOOOOO!!!!!

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    so over…..so fucking over…the yankees just suck.

  • bonestock94

    head = exploded

  • chu-hi

    robbie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • smurfy

    I loved that bobble by mvp centerfield

  • Greg

    Wonderful

  • YankeesJunkie

    JIMP

  • V

    TIE GAME

  • Reggie C.

    Kerry Wood – MO.

    GET ‘ER DONE!

  • Mickey Scheister

    Yes, yes YEP! Hovys home!

  • http://twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

    TIE GAMEEEEEEEE

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    MVP! MVP! MVP!

    • Shaun

      Robbie go Boom

  • Doug

    talk about overmanaging

  • Adam

    Next victim please.

  • Ivan

    Man, and their is no outs.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    My mother just yelled at my dad and I and took the remote to turn it off because we were not watching and just listening to the radio,,

    Then she pulls rank and says, “you damn Yankee fans need to listen to Yogi. Shame on you!”.

    Classic!

  • ZZ

    Just a flyball.

    That’s all they need with the Wood-Rivera combo looming.

  • nathan

    I think i like Ron Washington. He might be worse than Torre at this BP management.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    STILL NO OUTS.

  • Tachycardia

    Ron Washington gonna break Girard’s record for # of pitchers used in one inning.

  • BigBlueAL

    The TBS booth is very silent and depressed right now.

  • tom

    So Berkman pinch hits here, yes?

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    This game is killing me!

  • YankeesJunkie

    5 pitchers=0 outs

  • Esteban

    I almost just ripped my shirt off after that hit. I need to relax.

  • smurfy

    Ron Washington is going to pull another rabbit out of his hat.

  • V

    This is crow I’m willing to fucking eat haha

  • Cy Pettitte

    Dustin Moseley = ALCS MVP

  • Accent Shallow

    Am I asleep and dreaming now?

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Mike, you are a prophet.

  • Casper

    Wow I wish I didnt jump off that bridge 2 innings ago

  • Zooboy

    Fun Fact: we have Dustin Moseley to thank.

    (And Grit, and Jete, and Swish, and Tex, and A-Rod, and Cano, and…)

  • Chris

    It’s never good (for the team pitching) when you bring in the 5th pitcher of the inning and still haven’t gotten an out.

  • Patrick

    Wow…and this all started with Gardy’s hustle and Jeter finally not GDP’ing. Let’s go, boys.

  • chu-hi

    this is like cc’s 1st inning but with every pitcher on the rangers.

  • Doug

    berkman for thames?

  • cjc

    hells fuckin yeah hows that pen working now Ronny

  • Adam

    *insert Ron Washington cocaine, needs to walk out to mound a lot joke here*

  • Jordan

    Pffffffffft. And there goes the air getting sucked out of the Ballpark at Arlington.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Wow. Could this be a record for longest time passed to throw three pitches?

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    FUCK OFF RANGERS ‘FANS.’

  • YankeesJunkie

    This game is headed straight to Yankees Classics.

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    It’s almost like 90% of the fanbase shouldn’t have given up in the 4th inning?

    So, where do I donate my kidney?

    • Kit

      I think Accent Shallow is the one with that kind of information.

      • Accent Shallow

        We will be in touch.

    • Esteban

      Better follow through, there are many witnesses

  • nathan

    Look at that. The booth has gone quiet.

    Ron Darling wants to cry.

    • Mickey Scheister

      Homers…..wait

  • Mickey Scheister

    So at least the roster isn’t at 40 men, he can’t change the pitcher after EVERY basehit.

  • Doug

    another lefty…holland

    • Cy Pettitte

      lol at brining in a new lefty for Thames

  • Camilo Gerardo

    haha, smoltz looks pissed

    • Camilo Gerardo

      edit: he always looks like that

  • Esteban

    John Smoltz looks PISSED.

    • Pasqua

      He wants to go to bed, but the Yankees just won’t let him.

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    new thread! new thread! new thread! new thread! new thread! new thread! new thread! new thread! new thread! new thread! new thread! new thread! new thread! new thread!

  • Pasqua

    I don’t get into the whole body language debate too often, but those boys on the Rangers bench look shocked beyond belief.

    …and this pleases me to no end.

  • Reggie C.

    Jon Smoltz looked pissed for 30 seconds right there.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    holy shit, the last 7 innings was freaking dreadful. C’mon Yanks, get the lead, then hand the ball to MO.

  • V

    Wow, if they pull this game off, it will be in SPITE of CC. It’s about time the Yankees bailed him out, lol.

    • JerseyDutch

      I know. The big fucking slacker. :)

  • Kevin

    is it berkman time???

  • JFH

    smoltz is having flashbacks to 96

  • JerseyDutch

    It’s too bad this game was over in the first inning, eh?

  • claybeez

    Big ups to all the believers. Realists, not optimists. And you haters can suck a…(/Censored)

  • icebird753

    Derek Hollands a really good pitcher, guys. Just saying. What a game

  • Henry the Horse

    Quick! New thread; “The Yankees will win this game!”

  • Hall and Nokes

    still more work to be done out there.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Rangers fans have to be in disbelief at this point.

  • nathan

    A HR will ice it

  • Adam

    Shouldn’t Holland just change his name to Darren?

  • Kevin

    boo a lefty, i was wrong oh well next game haha

  • Ivan

    Lets break more hearts shall we…

  • RS

    ok guys – my comments tonight were officially stupid – thank you Ron Washington for leaving your best pitchers in the pen and letter us beat up on waiver wire guys.

  • Accent Shallow

    Why would they bring in Rapada to face Cano over Holland?

  • UncleArgyle

    He brought in a lefty? Make him pay Mr. Thames

  • V

    So NOW the umpire gives that inside pitch.

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    thames….3 run blast?

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      ok, i’ll take a sac fly.

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    Please just get the run in.

    • Camilo Gerardo

      this, don’t get greedy, although I think Thames is

  • Kit

    We don’t need anything big, Marcus, just get those runs in.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Wait wait wait wait wait. Did Washington just bring in a LEFTY to face Thames??

  • Chump

    The look on Smoltz face is priceless. Haven’t seen him look like that since his last game as a Red Sock.

  • MikeD

    That was the funniest line of the night. “Holland threw a pitch and he’s still in there.”

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    gotta love this team.. i’m almost in tears.. i seriously don’t take this team for granted..

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

    Sheesh, brutally long day at work today. Just got home.

    So, did I miss anything?

    • YankeesJunkie

      Nope

    • Kit

      Oh, just the usual. Down and almost out, but coming back by fighting tooth and nail and being generally awesome.

  • cjc

    not to get ahead of myself but I hope we get good Kerry tonight

  • dkla

    awesome body language in the texas dugout

  • Doug

    in play marcus

  • Greg

    PLAY SMALLBALL IF NEEDED

    • Kit

      *takes deep breath* No.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Sac flies are fine, bunts are not fine.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    THAMMMMMEEEESSSS!

  • Doug

    omg

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Boom.

  • JerseyDutch

    Yankees take the lead!!!!!!

  • V

    Holy shit.

  • dkla

    this crowd is like a casting session for “dr t and the women”

  • Carlosologist

    Marcus Thames: ALCS MVP

  • Esteban

    POUR IT ON MUTHAFUCKERS

  • Greg

    BASE HIT

  • JFH

    i am so happy right now.

  • Adam

    What a team, what a team…

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Mr. Thames!!!

  • Captain Jack

    FUCK TEXAS

  • Mickey Scheister

    YANKEES TAKE THE LEAD!!!! WHY IS THE BOOTH SO QUIET!!!! AHAHAHAHAHAH

  • nathan

    Can i have one more BP move !!

    All with no outs to boot.

  • bobtaco

    New York Vampires! Undead baby!

    Deep and Thick.

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    HEY LOOK A LEAD

  • Kevin

    you cant get them out!

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Unclutch Rangers.

  • V

    Thank you, Ron Washington. Thank you.

  • Cy Pettitte

    MISTAH THAMES

    happy thames are here again

  • Adam

    haha, did Frankie just do the Rangers’ claw thing?

  • Dave G

    THEY CALL ME MR. THAMES!!!!!

  • Kevin

    happy thames are here again!

  • cjc

    yeah baby yeah come on Jorge keep the train rolling crush those antlers and declaw these fucking pussies

  • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

    I am just laughing with every hit the Yankees get.

    Bring in a lefty to pitch to Marcus Thames. Is Ron Washington on someth…oh wait.

    • cjc

      ouch like it

    • Camilo Gerardo

      lol’d

  • smurfy

    Left fielder couldn’t pick it up this time. Nice shakin’ the bush, Marcus.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Stat pad guys.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Yankees have now made it worth staying up till 5 AM. WOOOHOOO!!!!

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      Props to you for sticking with the team.

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      where are you?

  • Camilo Gerardo

    oppo-jopo

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    HA even the announcers can’t believe it

  • Doug

    someone give an iv to nolan

  • Literal Jim

    LoL at that shot of Nolan ryan.

  • claybeez

    Add On!

  • JerseyDutch

    LOL. Nolan Ryan looking like someone just shot his dog.

  • nathan

    U know what Ron Darling and Smoltz look more disappointed than Nolan Ryan

  • Hall and Nokes

    Oh my goodness. That was priceless.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Also, Ron Washington is going to get KILLED by the MSM and Texas media for “overmanaging” this inning.

    • Mickey Scheister

      He’s not the villain, the Yankees are I’m sure the three non called strikes will be what the MSM focuses on.

  • Mickey Scheister

    If this sticks, Moseley with the win….who woulda thunk it.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Hey, I thought the game ended and we were doomed?!!?!

    God I feel like puking after devouring lots of pizza and beer. BUT I FEEL GOOOD!! CAUSE THE MFYANKEES are KILLING IT!!! The folks in the booth are going to swallow their cyanide pills soon!!!

  • MikeD

    The President doesn’t look happy, and by that I mean Ryan.

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    there’s that 5 run inning.

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    Stand up and eat crow!

  • Esteban

    So Smoltz, Ryan, and Bush are unhappy. Keep it going.

  • Reggie C.

    Holland’s allowed to throw 2 pitches?? WOW.

  • JFH

    nolan ryan looked like someomne shot his dog.

  • Ivan

    Somewhere out there, TJCS has jizzed all over the place…

  • yanksgirl33

    i texted my friend right before the jeter double that the yanks were failing to do their job of being the bright side in my otherwise ultra frustrating day and were actually making it worse – I TAKE IT BACK!!!!!

  • Double G

    The look on smoltz face was fantastic. That made the post season so far!

    PS. The gritster is awesome

  • smurfy

    All the wind goes out of Texas.

  • RS

    “it all started with Brett Gardener” – finally a reasonable remark – it was an awesome hustle play and you could feel it change the mood for NY

  • Carlosologist

    Nolan Ryan is going to beat the shit out of everyone, Ventura-style, after the game.

    • Mickey Scheister

      Can they bring him in to pitch, I’m pretty sure he coulda got outta this inning by now.

  • claybeez

    Come on, Po – finish em!

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    If the Yankees win this game it is going to destroy Texas’ confidence.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    The ump wants to go home. Fuck off.

  • Kit

    More runs, you guys. Not to get greedy, but you’re in a prime position here. *clap clap*

  • http://www.newyorkstateofsports.com Adam

    Bring on spillover threat part deux.

    and Mike, be sure to predict something again… gotta keep the luck rolling

  • Pasqua

    I love that I know something good has happened when I refresh this page and suddenly everything SLOWS down.

  • cjc

    are you kidding what a bad call

  • Captain Jack

    I like that TBS has this PitchTrax so people can see how incompetent umpires are.

  • Camilo Gerardo

    nice, give him another fb, holland

    • Camilo Gerardo

      oh so close, called oppo, too

  • Doug

    well, you know holland’s staying in there for grandy and gardy

  • YankeesJunkie
    • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      It’s like a fucking rollercoaster drop.

    • Cy Pettitte

      the most beautiful graph ever

    • Accent Shallow

      Beautiful.

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      Nice Cliff. Get it? Heh, too corny?

      • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        I chuckled, I admit.

  • nathan

    Lets do what the Rangers could do. Finish this off.

    • nathan

      * couldnt

  • Doug

    crap. so close

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Close, nice try JoPo.

  • Esteban

    SHitttt, just missed a homer there Georgie

  • Accent Shallow

    Two feet from being the dagger.

  • JFH

    so close.

  • V

    Boooo Posada BOOOOOO hahaha

    Man, I was hoping for a total soul-crushing HR.

  • MikeD

    So close, but that’s Yankee small ball. Advance the runner with a near HR.

  • Greg

    Good job Robbie

  • JerseyDutch

    Almost, Jorgie.

  • Carlosologist

    What the hell is an “out”?

    • Esteban

      ietc

    • Pasqua

      I laughed.

    • 24fan

      Juice? I want that purple stuff.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Oooo, so close Jorge. He’s having great ABs tonight.

    • ShuutoHeat

      I thought that was going to be out of there.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Sooo… all the fans with the stupid antlers can go screw themselves with it! You heard me!!!!

  • YankeesJunkie

    Nice base running for Cano, sets the Yanks up for another run.

  • Doug

    nice cut

  • Doug

    need a tack on here

  • Reggie C.

    This Holland kid throws pretty hard. I swear he was once a SP prospect. What happened?

    • Doug

      still just 24. give him time

    • MikeD

      He’s actually still a pretty good prospect. Had a couple of injuries. Wouldn’t be surprised if he makes it into their rotation.

  • dkla

    our team lacks fight
    manager’s nose is white

    deep in the heart of texas!!!

    • Pasqua

      The second line doesn’t quite have the meter you’re looking for.

      • dkla

        agree

        shoulda spent the extra minute…

  • Kit

    C’mon, Curtis, you’ve been awesome.

  • smurfy

    Guess the yanks are that good, that these announcers can root like that against.

    • Camilo Gerardo

      eh, smurfy

  • Doug

    ump flinched

  • Camilo Gerardo

    weeeooo, nice take, curtis

  • ShuutoHeat

    LOL, they packed extra lefties for us too!!

  • Doug

    fuck

  • Esteban

    The Nolan Ryan Face
    http://plixi.com/p/50907474

    • JerseyDutch

      Too funny!

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    Ugh, ball four :(

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Let’s go Gardy!

  • YankeesJunkie

    Nice call ump.

    (Shocked)

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    I guess I will take 6 runs in this inning if that is all we get.

    • A-Rod’s Hip

      this

  • Ivan

    Really the 1st bad AB all inning, and even Grandy pushed it to a full count.

  • ZZ

    That was a great sequence by Holland. Have to tip the cap there.

  • Carlosologist

    Gardner will finish what he started (in a good way).

  • kunaldo

    can i be the first to say:

    Suck it V. Suck it long, and suck it hard.

  • smurfy

    One more ounce of grit, please.

  • It’sATarp

    that was a nasty pitch…

  • bonestock94

    Good thing I sacrificed that rooster

    • Camilo Gerardo

      I watched Paranormal Activity during the first 6 innings, sorry guys and gals..

      but a question: it is fake, right?

  • cjc

    man that strike 2 call on Jorge has killed this rally fucking umps

  • Mickey Scheister

    Awwww, poor booth. They seem so terribly sad. Sensitive thugs, they all need hugs, while they prey and prey on our downfall, everytime they hit the ground they bounce up like round ball!

    • Esteban

      Ain’t no love in the heart of Texas

      • Mickey Scheister

        The Yanks to the Rangers, I’m not looking at you dudes, I’m looking past you!

    • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Heh the people at the Rangers Sb Nation blog think TBS is biased and sucking the Yankees dick.

      I’m glad they’re all panicking because their team can’t win a damn home game.

  • Kevin

    come on bgards 1 more big hit

  • nathan

    A double would be nice.

  • Mickey Scheister

    “Painted the corner?” NO YOU DUMB FUCK, it was OUTSIDE!!!

  • Doug

    gardy really needs to bat leadoff with all the pitches he sees

  • Captain Jack

    Wood or Mo for six outs?

    • Ivan

      Gotta go to Wood rite.

  • Kit

    Almost. Keep it where it is, bullpen.

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    guess we’ll have to settle for 5 runs.

  • Cy Pettitte

    who do you bring in Wood or Robertson?

    • smurfy

      woody

  • JerseyDutch

    All right, boys. Three outs and we go to Mo time.

  • Adam

    Six more outs…

  • YankeesJunkie

    Amazing

  • Ivan

    Well that was a fun inning rite guys.

  • dkla

    do not let them off the deck

  • smurfy

    That shattered-bat line single by Marcus was my favorite.

    • smurfy

      oh, after the gritty slide into first, of course.

    • Cy Pettitte

      his fist pump was so awesome, plus he looked fucking badass running with the shards exploding in front of him

  • ZZ

    Got the lead. That’s all that matters. Wood to Mo. If Wood’s mechanics are off gotta have a quick hook.

  • bonestock94

    UNLEASH THE ROBERTSON

  • Greg

    Use Mo for 4 if necessary

  • Doug

    it’s wood

  • Captain Bawls

    WHAT THE HELL I THOUGHT THE YANKEES LOST IN THE 7TH INNING SO I TURNED THE GAME OFF AND I FOUND OUT THEYRE WINNING??!?!?!?! THATS THE LAST TIME I LISTEN TO RIVER AVE BLUES COMMENTERS EVER AGAIN FUCK

    • Captain Jack

      Bawls was an underrated energy drink.

      • Captain Bawls

        It’s still around ;) It was just on hiatus for a while as they tried to find a distributor or something, but it’s back in circulation again for the most part.

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      they already lost….what are you talking about?

    • Camilo Gerardo

      a good rule is if you say the yankees are going to lose, there is no point for you to be on a yankee forum/blog, so leave,,, and don’t come back, once the yanks get back

  • JFH

    who is coming in? d-rob? wood?

  • first time lawng time

    “The Yankees will bring the tying run to the plate in this game.”

    FYI,everytime I have seen you write this. it happens.

    Just an observation.

  • UncleArgyle

    ok bullpen, do yo thang

  • Esteban

    So is it KRob or Wood for the 8th?

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    6 more outs, let’s do this. And tack on more runs next inning.

  • Carlosologist

    We are going to ride Wood into the ground. I honestly think he’s been the best Bridge to Mo since Joba in 2007.

  • first time lawng time

    What if our bullpen is rusty from the days off?

    Or am I just being irrational?

    • Captain Jack

      With these umpires fears are reasonable.

    • JFH

      considering cc. not irrational

  • YankeesJunkie

    The Rangers message board must be a mess now.

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    No walks please… tight zone..

  • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag

    http://riveraveblues.com/2010/.....nt-1222727

    That crow is damn tasty.

    I will never make a prediction ever again ever.

    • Captain Jack

      Go ahead run is up, might be eating more crow now.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

        Do you like ANYTHING about this team

        • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

          their loses.

  • cjc

    come on Kerry strikes

  • Doug

    get robertson up already

  • Greg

    Get him out now

  • Ivan

    Seriously Wood cut the fuckin crap/

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    Well, get up Mariano…

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Yeah, that was a bad start.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Just need 2 outs.

  • UncleArgyle

    man thats just horrible.

  • V

    Get Robertson up now.

  • Esteban

    Well that was ideal.

  • bobtaco

    How short is the leash, Joe?

  • MikeD

    Okay, we need the good Wood here, not the bad Wood.

  • cjc

    come on god damnit don’t swing the door back open

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Goddamn, no one has a clue what Gerry Davis is going to call for those outside corner pitches.

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    Wood should not be pitching here. He has no control.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Not the best start but Wood is a strikeout pitcher.

  • JerseyDutch

    Get it together, Wood.

    • Camilo Gerardo

      ik, it’s like he hasn’t been watching the game

  • Kit

    Can’t watch…*covers eyes*

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Holy shit that walk was brutal.

    http://www.fangraphs.com/livew.....eason=2010

  • YankeesJunkie

    THROW A STRIKE!!!!

  • BigBlueAL

    Girardi better have a short leash with Wood tonight.

  • first time lawng time

    Get Robertson and Mo warming.

  • Doug

    has no idea where the ball is going

  • ZZ

    Get Wood out of this game.

    He is flying open. Get him out.

  • cjc

    fuck this guy come on man strikes please

  • JerseyDutch

    Nice pick.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    PICK OFF.

  • Doug

    wow

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    niceness!

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    ANGELS BASEBALL

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      IETC

  • Adam

    hahahaha!

  • ZZ

    Wow. What a huge break. Wow.

  • Cy Pettitte

    WOOOOOOOO

    KERRY WOOD WOW

  • Accent Shallow

    How do you get picked off by a RHP in that situation?

    What an amateur.

  • Ivan

    WTF was Kinsler thinking….good for us though.

  • Esteban

    That’s one way to erase the runner.

  • Carlosologist

    lol dumbass

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Good shit.

  • UncleArgyle

    thank you very much.

  • Captain Jack

    Suck it Ian.

  • MikeD

    Ahh, yes, as I expected, the overly agressive Rangers will hurt themselves.

  • Greg

    PICKED HIM OFF

  • claybeez

    Love it! 5 outs to go.

  • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

    Wow what is it about the Yankee opponents and just completely crapping the bed?

  • BigBlueAL

    LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Camilo Gerardo

    fuck yea, Wood. Sea Aggresivo, Guardabosques!!

  • ShuutoHeat

    WAHAHHAHAHAHAHA I fell out of my chair on the pick off, I think I might have injured something but the pure joy of that pick off.

  • YankeesJunkie

    ….lost for words, but thanks.

  • Mickey Scheister

    So when the Rangers get the outside call, they “Paint the corner” but when the Yanks get an outside call, “Good job by Posada framing the outside pitch.” I LIVE IN ATLANTA AND HATE TBS!!!

    Antlers?

  • Chump

    Is Wood injured?

  • cjc

    gift thanks

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    oh my.. oh my.. Kinsler.. ouch

    great for us!

  • V

    Wow thank you Ian.

  • Eirias

    Flawlessly done.

  • nathan

    Hilarious

    Rangers cashed all their base-running good luck checks against the Rays.

  • Kit

    Alright, Ker-bear. Just two more outs.

  • UncleArgyle

    Its like the last scene in “Rookie of the Year”.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    One out is all you need.

  • tom

    I was just going to write that I’d been relaxed for several innings but Wood was tying my stomach in knots…

    and then Kinsler bailed me out

  • Hall and Nokes

    that’s one pair of antlers to hang on the wall

  • Esteban

    Gerry Davis has been generous this inning.

  • Doug

    ball 4

  • ZZ

    Girardi needs to get Wood out of this game. His mechanics are not right.

    • Camilo Gerardo

      mmm, J borbon; I’d let him pitch

  • Ivan

    Come on Kerry.

  • Reggie C.

    Not loving Wood’s outing so far.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Not a single pitch in the “blue”

  • first time lawng time

    Mo for 4?

    • Cy Pettitte

      this is the #8 hitter, I trust Kerry

  • Doug

    atta boy

  • Cy Pettitte

    4 outs

  • Adam

    Good cutter there…

  • bobtaco

    Bring in Mo?

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Ian Kinsler: True Yankee?

    • YankeesJunkie

      Yes. More than A-Rod ever will or can be.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Just one more out Wood.

  • Carlosologist

    Guys, Mo was 0-2 against the Rangers this season. He was 0-2 against Boston in 2004. This obviously means that Mo can’t do shit against the Rangers and we’re doomed.

    • Esteban

      obvi, everything is the same. It’s eerie

    • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

      IETC

    • JerseyDutch

      DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMED!!!

  • Kit

    D-Rob for an out? Kerry’s kind of shaky.

  • JerseyDutch

    Here comes Dave “Island”

    • Mickey Scheister

      /BigDaddy’d

  • Cy Pettitte

    Dave Island with the intel

  • smurfy

    mmmm, mighty good, that wood. Is it Norwegian?

  • MikeD

    YESMo would have given us that shot hours ago.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Wood’s outing so far, a walk on four pitches, a hard hit ball right at the first baseman and a great pickoff. Strike this fool out Wood!!

  • Camilo Gerardo

    finally a cb to slow him down

  • Adam

    It’s nice that Washington also burned the fastest legs on his bench here.

  • Esteban

    Wow all of a sudden, Gerry Davis has expanded his strikezone.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Now the ump is giving the Yanks strikes on the outside. I will take, but rather have the umps be consistent and right.

  • JDDZip

    A-Rod def deserves a lot of credit for what he did, but I think Dustin Moseley could def be considered one of the MVP’s for the game.

    • tom

      Moseley gets the win — more post-season cred than he probably ever dreamed of

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    Wood walked him on purpose just so he could show off his pickoff move.

    • Esteban

      they were toying with them the whole time.

      • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

        no doubt!

  • Cy Pettitte

    3 outs

  • Ivan

    Kerry Wood lets go…

  • Adam

    Nasty…three outs.

  • JerseyDutch

    Me likey.

  • Esteban

    Woooo

    Wooooooo

  • Doug

    fist pump

  • Greg

    K’d him

  • Tank Foster

    Kerry’s got WOOD!

  • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag

    Mo. Time.

    Un-fucking-believeable. What a game. What a team.

    • bonestock94

      I’m gonna go buy a lotto ticket after this.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Pad that lead boys, top of the order! I love 5 spots, they make me smile!

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Great job by the bullpen.

    • Kit

      Seriously. Moseley was phenomenal. I know we give him a lot of crap, but honestly, he kept the game where it was and deserves some serious props.

  • Kit

    Alright offense, pour it on and give Mo a comfy lead.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Mo already has one.

      • Kit

        True, but I’d rather the Rangers have no confidence.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Texas now has to score on The One.

  • JFH

    if i ever have another son, i am naming him ian.

  • Doug

    cantu’s 0-for-5 with 5 Ks vs. mo…who they have on the bench to ph?

    • Esteban

      Mitch Moreland

      • Doug

        that’s right. thanks

    • Adam

      Moreland I would guess. I don’t get why he didn’t just have Benji hit there though.

  • V

    I can’t complain about the strike zone tonight anymore. Kerry got the three biggest gift calls of the entire ballgame.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    So where’s JM? I thought the Yankees were getting shut down tonight.

  • ZZ

    Gerry Davis and Ian Kinsler really bailed Wood out that inning. His front shoulder was flying open like against Minnesota in the 3rd game.

    The good news going forward though is that he was able to self correct on the mound after Eiland came out to talk to him for that last at bat.

    The great news is no harm no foul.

    • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

      Long time off, plus that was a pretty tight strike zone. He didn’t seem to be that bad.

      • ZZ

        Yeah I didn’t think he was awful. Regular season game you don’t even consider taking Wood out.

        The margin for error is just so much smaller in these games that being off even a little mechanically is very risky.

  • Slappy White

    Could the booth be a little less enthusiastic ? They’re gonna wake my wife

    • bonestock94

      Did you see what smoltz looked like when they went into the booth? People getting diagnosed with terminal diseases look happier.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Feliz coming in to give us a few insurance runs?

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    What. A. Game. This is why we watch, and why we don’t give up.

    • Carlosologist

      +29 (This title is locked down, I’m already looking towards next season)

  • chu-hi

    missing those “yankees sucks” chants from ranger fans.

    • Esteban

      suddenly disappeared. What happened?

  • BigBlueAL

    Sweeney Murti just tweeted that the Rangers havent gotten a hit since Young’s 2-run double in the 4th.

    • V

      Moseley = MVP of the game.

  • Slappy White

    Between innings , Id like to show my appreciation for that smokin hot blonde behind home plate

    • Ace

      God bless HD :)

  • Accent Shallow

    If Holland is pitching tonight, maybe they are committed to starting Hunter in Game 4. I’m alright with that decision.

  • whozat

    Bengie Molina looks like an Autobot in that getup.

  • V

    w00t

  • Doug

    sacrifice?

  • bobtaco

    Jeterian, bitches!

  • Cy Pettitte

    el capitan, gat damn

  • JFH

    jeter!

  • Mickey Scheister

    Derek Jeter, you are a good baseball player.

  • Captain Jack

    Someone wants to get paid….way to go Jetes.

  • Esteban

    Jeter Sucks

    /I only looked at the first three ABs’d

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    Holy cow, that ball was CRUSHED. EL CAPITAN!

  • Zooboy

    Captain my captain!

  • tom

    Will someone please remind Jeter he’s finished?

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    jeter is so washed up. can’t even get the ball over the centerfield wall.

  • JerseyDutch

    Damn, Captain. Nice wood.

  • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag

    But guys, I thought Jeter was totally finished and the Yankees were doomed?

  • MikeD

    I hear a let’s go Yankees chat.

    Hamilton either misjudged that, or was way too shallow.

  • Adam

    El Capitan!

  • Greg

    SMALL BALL

  • Slappy White

    DEREK FUCKING JETER

  • ShuutoHeat

    Heeeey look whose BACK!!!

    CAPTAIN!

  • claybeez

    Fuck, there he goes again, sucking Cash in to a 4-yr deal.

    /haters’d

  • Carlosologist

    Don’t disrespect Jeter holmes.

  • smurfy

    boy, they should demote him to corporal. All his fancy deakin’.

  • China Joe

    NO BUNT!!!

  • Esteban

    Why? WHY? WHYYYYY?

  • Captain Jack

    Fuck you Girardi.

    • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag

      Fuck you Captain Jack.

      • Captain Jack

        Hey everyone, Poster thinks that having Swisher bunt is a good idea.

        • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag

          Guys, read this comment and tell me if it follows with what I said.

          Your call.

          • Captain Jack

            I report, you decide

            • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag

              …Report?

              You said something completely random, that had nothing to do with what I said.

              You’d fit well with the mainstream media.

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    GOD DAMMIT, DO NOT BUNT

  • UncleArgyle

    Can we take off the bunt please?

  • Mickey Scheister

    Not sure if Swisher knows how to bunt.

  • JerseyDutch

    Damn, just swing, Swish.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    the Rangers bullpen would welcome us giving them outs in the meat of our order…

    smh.. bunting

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    He’s already in scoring position, don’t fucking bunt!

    • Kit

      And that is why I agreed so hard with the not bunting. Useless.

    • A-Rod’s Hip

      thank you

      the Rangers bullpen would welcome us handing them outs IN THE MEAT OF OUR ORDER after we just put up a 6 spot

  • Kit

    …Why does Kerry Wood look attractive to me with that haircut.

    • Accent Shallow

      Jeez, young lady, we have to introduce you to someone!

      • Kit

        I’m actually “seeing” someone, and I still find Kerry hot right now. It has the be the haircut ’cause he wasn’t attractive to me a few days ago.

    • Slappy White

      Alcohol ?

      • Kit

        Maybe…I haven’t been drinking though.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Swisher just wants to get castrated with all these bunt attempts.

  • Esteban

    WHY BUNT??? WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY?

  • Accent Shallow

    Amateur move on that bunt. Oy.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Way to go Joe. give em a free out

  • Adam

    So ridiculous…what a wasted at bat.

  • Cy Pettitte

    stop trying to bunt, we suck at it

  • kunaldo

    facepalm

  • V

    Goddamnit Swisher. You’re a good hitter. Stop being a fucking idiot.

  • JerseyDutch

    Just awful. Swisher should never bunt. Ever.

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    that’s why you don’t bunt a power hitter.

  • Kevin

    wtf… really? the middle of the order and you dont trust them to get a base hit?

  • Carlosologist

    This is why you don’t bunt. Like ever.

  • Ivan

    WTF Swisher!!!! Swing the Fuckin Bat god dammit…

  • whozat

    ANd that’s why that’s a moronic play. Just stupid, stupid, stupid.

  • UncleArgyle

    They deserve that. So stupid

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    Wow, it’s almost like he shouldn’t have tried to fucking bunt.

    • whozat

      seriously. If you want a bunt at this point in the game, just pinch hit with someone who can bunt!

  • Hall and Nokes

    This is the ALCS guys. A.

  • http://www.yfsf.org AndrewYF

    Who. The FUCK. Told Swisher to bunt. And don’t give me crap about him doing it on his own. Someone told him.

    I HATE THAT. It’s almost Ron Washington-esque.

  • ZZ

    I defended the bunts in Minnesota, but that’s terrible.

  • C

    Why, why, why?

  • smurfy

    Swish surprises me. He usually does everything right.

  • cjc

    you know what you fucking deserve that you ass

  • Greg

    Bad execution by Swisher
    I agree with the bunt call

    • smurfy

      heretic

      • smurfy

        not seriously, Greg. I agree with you. An insurance run there was plenty for Mo. Highest probability (not considering Swish’s talent for bunting, though).

    • A-Rod’s Hip

      the Yankees offense, especially in the meat of the order, should never play for 1 run innings.. NEVER..

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Man. It’s like bunting isn’t a good idea with this team or something.

    Wonder when Girardi will figure it out.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Swisher needs to be castrated.

  • Meat Loaf

    What is more wrong – the strike zone or the PitchTrax on TBS?

  • nathan

    which is more criminal

    Swisher’s bunt

    or

    Kinsler being picked off

    • Esteban

      the pick off

    • Accent Shallow

      Easily the pickoff.

    • TNeloms

      Kinsler by far. Reduced their chances of winning by around 15%, Swish reduced the Yanks’ chances by around 4%. Still frustrating, though.

  • Mickey Scheister

    JESUS CHRIST, when will he learn? It took 6 players to get one out last inning and they GAVE them an out with nothing outta it. WE LET EM OFF THE HOOK!!

  • Slappy White

    We are NOT a small ball team

    We ARE Deep and Thick

  • MikeD

    One thing that’s more depressing than seeing the Yanks are going to bunt is the failed bunt. 33% of the offense gone in a pointless AB.

  • Camilo Gerardo

    blowhorns still get you kicked out, right?

  • TNeloms

    “Tachycardia says:
    October 15, 2010 at 10:59 pm
    Here we come just like I said! We’re one hit away from winning this ballgame.”

    Haha. Let’s see:

    “Tachycardia says:
    October 15, 2010 at 8:21 pm
    And Cliff Lee is looming in game 3. I don’t like our chances anymore.”

    “Tachycardia says:
    October 15, 2010 at 8:33 pm
    One hit here and the ballgame is over.”

    “Tachycardia says:
    October 15, 2010 at 9:09 pm
    If that run scores from 3rd this game might be over.”

    “Tachycardia says:
    October 15, 2010 at 9:37 pm
    Ballgame. Way to go CC, our supposed true ace. The whole series rests on Phil tomorrow.”

    • ShuutoHeat

      LOL haha someone got called out on his/her comments!

    • chu-hi

      lol

  • Ivan

    I have a hard time believing that Joe called Swisher to bunt there…

    • Adam

      If he didn’t, he would not have bunted past the first pitch…

      • nathan

        he did that against the Twins too

        i dbt JOe G called that

        • Adam

          For one pitch, and if you remember Thomson had a chat with him after that pitch and his bunt went away.

  • Sunil

    I agree, good call bad execution. swisher looked scurred.

    • whozat

      That’s because he SUCKS AT BUNTING. It’d be like asking Brett Gardner to play shortstop and then getting mad when he doesn’t know where to be on a pickoff play.

      It’s the ninth. If you want a bunt, fucking put in Golson and have him do it!.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Look at those Rangers fans waving the white towels! They know Mo is coming, so they’re just going to give up.

  • Esteban

    Just got under that one. Good thing Swisher tried to bunt though,

  • Jordan

    WOW, I hate TBS

  • UncleArgyle

    only pitchers should bunt

  • tom

    So, even if Swisher had got the bunt down, he wouldn’t have scored on Teix’s short fly.

    Whereas Swish might have driven him in himself.

    Just dumb.

    • Greg

      Jeter would have scored.

      • tom

        not in the real world

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      Fallacy of the pre-determined outcome, but I will agree that the bunt was stupid.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Damn it Swish.

  • V

    Thanks for the extra out, Swish.

  • Greg

    Why is everyone angry at the bunt.
    That would have been a run on the flyball

    • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

      Cruz has a cannon and that was like 50 feet behind second base, you’re nuts. What if Swisher hit a 2 run bomb? He DID have 29 of them on the season, you know.

    • C

      Because Swisher’s a very good hitter, and it doesn’t make sense to take the bat out of his hands.

    • first time lawng time

      If he didn’t bunt there’s a chance he could’ve scored Jeter on a hit or even a homerun. We don’t know what would have happened if he swung.

    • Pasqua

      A) No, I don’t think it would have been a run, as it wasn’t very deep. B) People are angry at the bunt because of exactly what happened. Swisher can’t bunt AND it’s a dumb idea to give up outs, especially with 3-4 due up.

    • whozat

      Because you play the team you have.

      He put Golson in for defense anyway, if you REALLY want a bunt, fucking pinch hit and have him do it!

  • Ivan

    Ugly AB’s by Swisher and A-Rod.

    • bonestock94

      No reason for a .300 25 hr batter to bunt, ever.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Did he say MO looks scared? BLASPHEMY!!!

  • tom

    Really wanted that 7th run. Mo in Excelsis and all, but my stomach could use a break.

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    failed bunt cost them that inning of getting a run.

    • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

      Yeah, the guy with 29 home runs should totally bunt all the time. It was a stupid, stupid play.

      • Pasqua

        And one that has failed on at least three other high profile occasions with Swisher.

    • JDDZip

      honestly not true, swisher could have gotten an out. Its the luck of baseball

      • Pasqua

        It’s an easy call: You let Swisher do what he does best. And that isn’t bunting.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    For all the beauty of the 8th, horrible AB’s by 2, 3, 4…. HAVE to get that run in.

    c’mon MO

  • Doug

    vs mo: moreland 0-for-1 with K, andrus 1-for-2 with 3B, young 7-for-22 (.682 OPS)

    • MikeD

      Vlad is the one who seems to put good ABs on Mo.

  • JerseyDutch

    Just three Mo outs to go…

  • Yankeedoodle

    Girardi gets my vote as baseball`s worst manager after that bunt call unfuckingbelievable

    • JDDZip

      Really? Just shush

  • dkla

    mo, mo, mo

    /moses malone’d

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    I would very much like this game not to get to Josh Hamilton.

  • Camilo Gerardo

    Vamos, Mariano! ayayhayaya

  • ZZ

    That sucked but Mariano Rivera is on the mound with a 1 run lead.

    All is well.

  • Mickey Scheister

    STRIKE ruled a ball

  • V

    Fuck.

  • Esteban

    Stupid little roller. Your 3″ grass is supposed to stop that.

  • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag

    Mother fucker.

  • Ace

    DP right here Mo. Do this.

  • first time lawng time

    Wasn’t even hit that hard, just found a hole.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Damn!

  • Ivan

    Come on Mo, show these hick mothafuckers who’s God.

  • J-Livin’

    Alright, no panic yet but let’s pull the DP.

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    Don’t do this to me Mo…

  • Mickey Scheister

    Hard hit double play!!!!!!!

  • Kit

    DP, Mo. I don’t want to cry on your behalf.

  • MikeD

    Thought that was an out off the bat. Shift.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Ugh, too much smallball for my tastes.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    LOL at A-Rod, distracting Andrus.

  • Doug

    now that’s a bunt

  • Ivan

    Fuck I was hoping that would roll foul but whateva’s…

  • smurfy

    nice, if awkward throw, Tex

  • YankeesJunkie

    Nice play by Tex and Cano.

  • Esteban

    Giambi never would have made that play. Thank god for MT

  • Mickey Scheister

    Only 2 outs to go! C’mon Mo!

  • Kevin

    come on mo!!! here we go…

  • Carlosologist

    We are two outs and three wins away from going back to the World Series. EXCITING

  • http://twitter.com/SteeeeveO Steve O.

    This is insane. I get home from a four hour drive to the Yankees being down 5-0 in the 7th and an hour later, they take a one run lead. Ridiculous.

  • Camilo Gerardo

    give him the change

  • smurfy

    Capt Young and the time of Truth.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Nail biting!

  • Ivan

    Wow nervous time…

  • Esteban

    My heart is pounding

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    finish it like the Chalupa!

  • Mickey Scheister

    Throw to second!!

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    Strike 3, dammit.

  • Esteban

    Strike plz Gerry Davis

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    and that was strike 3

  • Mickey Scheister

    Where the FLIP did that miss?

  • bobtaco

    Fucking umpire.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Lets give some credit to that kid screaming “Lets go Yankees” loud enough for the broadcast to pick it up.

  • Captain Jack

    So…have post season umps ever had this shitty a zone? Or am I overreacting?

  • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag

    Come on Mo. Come on.

  • cjc

    terrrible just terrible fucking umps

  • LB

    strike 3! wtf

  • Doug

    too much of the plate there

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

    C’mooooon ;____;

  • Esteban

    HUGGGGE

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    ONE MORE.

  • Adam

    One more…

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    FUCK YEAH! one more

  • Ivan

    1 more to go…

  • J-Livin’

    HELL YEAH

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    man…this is getting nerve racking.

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      but oh so pleasurable…..

      captain jack will get you high tonight…..

  • V

    ONE MORE OUT

  • Hall and Nokes

    wait, I didn’t know that you could recover from a bad call and still strike the guy out.

  • smurfy

    ho, ho , ho. Gotta go to MO!

  • Doug

    hamilton 1-for-4 vs. mo

  • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag

    GOT HIM.

    I fucking love you Mo.

  • YankeesJunkie

    FIST PUMP!

  • UncleArgyle

    ok Mo, running in scoring postion, AL MVP up. Go to it

  • MikeD

    That was the third time he had Young struck out. This time Mo took it into his own hands.

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    HAHAHA EPIC COMEBACK!

  • chu-hi

    haha!

  • JerseyDutch

    Holy shit!

  • claybeez

    YES YES YES !!!

  • LB

    awesome!!!!!!

  • Pat D

    HAMILTON FOR MVP!!!!!!!

  • tom

    YES!!!!!

  • bobtaco

    Great win or Greatest WIN®?

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    MO how i love thee

  • Carlosologist

    FOUR DOWN, SEVEN TO GO

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    YANKEES WIN!!

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    BOOM, that just happened.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Mo giveth’, Mo taketh’ away.

  • Cy Pettitte

    what. a. fucking. game.

  • Mickey Scheister

    YESSSSSSS! YANKEES WIN!!! YAAAAAAAAANKKESS WIN!!!!

  • Ivan

    YANKEEES WIN, THAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA YANKEES WIN!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kit

    YANKEES WIN!!! YAYYYYY!!

  • Adam

    Insert claw in ass. What a team.

  • nathan

    Tooting the horn

    http://riveraveblues.com/2010/.....nt-1222105

    Close enough

  • smurfy

    my, oh, my. Turned into a pretty nice ol’ ballgame.

  • J-Livin’

    Best game I’ve seen in a while. What a nail biter.

  • whozat

    Ain’t no thang.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Absolutely amazing game!!!

  • V

    w0000t

  • Esteban

    Demoralizing for the Rangers. Great win. Big ups to the Yankees and for the people who didn’t give up

  • Dave G

    The spillover thread works again!!!!!!!

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    what a postseason baseball game..

  • Captain Jack

    Ross, I was wrong you were right…I’m going drinking tonight so obviously I’m too lazy to repost my comments in the recap thread. However, I do know the name of that smoking blonde behind homeplate and here she is:

    http://dallascowboystimes.com/.....onde-side/

    Her blog

    Is that good or do you want more?

  • ShuutoHeat

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    High five + double fist pumps to all the RABbis that didn’t give up.
    A big fuck you + I told ya so to all the fucking ledge jumpers/trolls.

    You Rangers can take your antlers and fuck yourself with it! One word for the Rangers: “DEFLATED”.

  • James

    Hey Josh Hamilton,

    How’s that August four (sic… it was a 3) game sweep feel now?

    Ya fuckin’ Jerkoff.

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    EAT CROW DOOMSAYERS!

    • Captain Jack

      eatin snacks drinking booze

      • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

        you mean your juice box?

        • Captain Jack

          My juice box is Mrs. Handtius…she pees when I fuck her.

          I like to consider myself the Rex Ryan of RAB, not a gregarious likeable guy, but just an obtuse asshole

  • Nice

    START SPREADING DA NEWS…..

  • dkla

    how bad-ass is this team?

    i mean REALLY

  • Kit

    And this is why, when we were down 5-0 I said, “It’s five fucking runs.” Amazing win. I’m soooo happy.

    • ShuutoHeat

      ^5
      +28

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    Every member of the Texas organization has on a serious hurt face right now

  • Mickey Scheister

    So I RECALL someone saying they would give their kidney or left testicle if the Yanks won…..

  • BigBlueAL

    What a fucking win.

  • cjc

    Claw that suck my fucking antler

  • first time lawng time

    I can honestly say I thought the game was over after they scored 5.

    It’s not over till it’s over. Sorry everyone.

    • V

      The key to the win was pulling CC though. If Joe leaves CC in for the 5th and he gives up 2 more runs…

  • Andrew S

    Dude. That was World Series Champ baseball right there.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    The curse of George W Bush.

  • It’sATarp

    This team has no heart unlike the 2009 team

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    I hope in the next game all these ledge jumpers will back up and realize this team can win when down and do.

  • LB

    huge win. just takes the steam out of texas….their starter was huge, CC crumbled and they still stole that game! no bullpen can hold this team down

  • ShuutoHeat

    LOL they (Rangers) have to get that taste out of their mouths…

    That is hard to do when the Yankees are SO fucking DEEP and THICK!!!

  • bobtaco

    Where’s Captain Jack(off)?

    • Captain Jack

      About to go celebrating.

      • bobtaco

        You’re not allowed.

        • Captain Jack

          I can’t be tamed.

          • bobtaco

            Take your ledge jumping ass over to Lohud to celebrate. No faith having douche-nozzle.

            • Captain Jack

              I’m celebrating at a bar…with people.

      • MikeD

        Well, at least you didn’t run away.

        Greg, however…

        • Captain Jack

          I admit when I’m wrong.

  • chu-hi

    great shot of bush and ryan sucking on lemons as the telecast ended!

  • JerseyDutch

    I said it before and I’ll say it again — never count this team out.

  • MikeD

    Has to go to the top of the list for Yankee wins this year because of the importance of the game (ALDS) and the come back.

    We all want easy wins, but these are much better. Great game.

  • JerseyDutch

    Have to quote the great Lawrence Peter Berra on this one: “It ain’t over till it’s over.”

  • Kit

    Ross, I am expecting a post from you later on. Make it epic.

  • Tank Foster

    Josh was impatient….nerves come out. If the Yankees can drop the hammer tomorrow and put up some crooked numbers, this series is OVUH!

  • Gonzo

    Excellent, superb, stupendous, etc…
    A little worried about CC though.

    • brazilian fan

      he was on a bad day bad control.

    • MikeD

      Wouldn’t worry. He definately pitches better when he’s on schedule, and he will be in his next start at the Stadium. He’s not tossing up two bads in a row. He’s fine.

  • Captain Jack

    Ross, I was wrong you were right…I’m going drinking tonight so obviously I’m too lazy to repost my comments in the recap thread. However, I do know the name of that smoking blonde behind homeplate and here she is:

    http://dallascowboystimes.com/…..onde-side/

    Her blog

    Is that good or do you want more?

  • brazilian fan

    what a win i love the yankees. jeter resigned

    cashman’d

  • Captain Jack

    Surprised more people aren’t taking shots at me…well off to take shots. Awesome win, Jesus Christ this was fucking nuts. Almost as crazy as G2 of the 2009 ALCS. CC don’t you dare fucking do this ever again.