Oct
22

ALCS Game Six: Yankees @ Rangers

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(AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

We’re all pretty familiar with the Rangers after five games, so there’s no need for a cheesy introduction. Phil Hughes needs to keep their lineup in check while his teammates put a hurting on Colby Lewis. Sounds easy, but it hardly ever is. There’s nothing more we can do than sit back and watch, and maybe pray a little. Just win and force a Game Seven. Worry about that then.

CC Sabathia is available in relief, and I suspect A.J. Burnett is as well if it comes down to it.  It’s do or die time (not literally), again. Here are the lineups…

Yankees
1. Derek Jeter, SS
2. Curtis Granderson, CF
3. Robbie Cano, 2B
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
5. Lance Berkman, 1B
6. Nick Swisher, RF
7. Jorge Posada, C
8. Marcus Thames, DH
9. Brett Gardner, LF

Phil Hughes (18-8, 4.19 ERA)

Rangers
1. Elvis Andrus, SS
2. Michael Young, 3B
3. Josh Hamilton, CF
4. Vlad Guerrero, DH
5. Nelson Cruz, RF
6. Ian Kinsler, 2B
7. David Murphy, LF
8. Bengie Molina, C
9. Mitch Moreland, 1B

Colby Lewis (12-13, 3.72 ERA)

First pitch is scheduled for 8:07pm ET and can be seen on TBS. Enjoy the game, go Yankees.

Categories : Game Stories, Playoffs
  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    I mean aside from winning, I’d really like to just not see Mitch Moreland reach base at all tonight. I feel like that dude is always on base it’s really getting ridiculous.

    • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

      Make that Elvis Andrus, and I completely agree.

  • Big Bertha

    I think we win this one and send it to 7. The offense will show up tonight. One thing’s for sure- CC should be used in these last two games against Hamilton and not Boone Logan.

  • Nuke Ladoosh

    I have wood.

  • Frank

    What did Swisher say about facing Lee in game 7? MLB Network mentioned it earlier today and that he threw out some expletives about facing Lee. I know Swisher is a team guy and he gets all jacked up, but dude needs to shut his hole, especially when he’s not hitting worth a lick in 2 post seasons with the Yanks.

    • Chris

      He cursed about all the questions about Lee. Before game 6. When Lee’s not even pitching. Can you really blame him?

      • First Time Poster

        Nothing wrong with what he said. It was nothing negative against Lee, quite the contrary, actually. He was pretty much telling the media guys to shove it with their Lee questions.

      • Frank

        I ask because Washington referenced his comments by responding that games are played on the field and if Swish can back up what he says, more power to him. That tells me at least 1 person took Swish’s comments as something more than just frustration about being asked about Lee and game 7.

        • Betty Lizard

          Here’s what Washington said, according to MLB.com:

          Rangers manager Ron Washington was undisturbed by Swisher’s remarks.

          “That’s Swisher,” Washington said prior to Game 6. “He’s a tough competitor. He’s not afraid to say what he feels, and I have nothing against him saying what he feels.”

          As to what Swish said, he said he couldn’t wait to hit his [expletive deleted]. “Reporters later tried to ask Swisher about his brief rant, but he would have none of it as soon as he heard the words “Cliff Lee.” “I’m not talking about Cliff Lee,” Swisher said.”

          (I’m pretty sure there were some “fucks” in there as well that MLB.com may have omitted. :-) )

          Good for Swish. Most people–99% maybe? of fans and players? are tired of hearing about Cliff Lee right now. We’ll be glad to hear about Cliff Lee in a while, when, you know, he’s actually pitching again.

    • JerseyDutch

      He said he was tired hearing about Lee all the time. As are quite a few of us.

    • Stratman9652

      http://sports.espn.go.com/new-.....id=5712106

      While I agree with him completely, there was definately no need to throw out the explitives. On the same token, I have to admire him for saying what the 8 other guys in the lineup must be thinking.

      I mean how boring must it be to have to give the same, “Oh he’s a great pitcher, I’m just going to be looking for a good pitch to hit and hope I can contribute to my team” line that is getting sooo overused. You know everytime they say that they are really thinking “God I really hope I can smack this guy around the park.

      • First Time Poster

        I like my ballplayers like I like my womens: high average w/power and a filthy mouth…

        • Betty Lizard

          Well, or how I like my men.

          /twss’d

  • First Time Poster

    We got this.

  • Sheepmeister

    Over/Under on number of comments before the first pitch: 250

    Over/Under on total comments for the game: 2350

    • First Time Poster

      Under
      Over
      …Then slightly under once again, only slightly.

    • Stratman9652

      Over/Under the number of spillover threads: 3

      • VO

        Under

    • VO

      Under
      Over

  • First Time Poster

    I say Cano goes 7 for 5 with 18 homers and a fowl ball that hits Kay in the mouth.

    • JerseyDutch

      In case of fowl ball, duck!

      • First Time Poster

        I like that.

      • Stratman9652

        I’m embarrassed that it took me as long as it did to get that.

  • Stratman9652

    I keep hearing that the greatest value to a No Tex lineup is that Cano moves up. Am I the only one who really feels comfort in the fact that both Lance and Thames are in the lineup? I mean ignore the splits for a second and look at the fact that these are two really powerfull dudes. I like it.

    • JerseyDutch

      I agree. There’s a ton of power in that line up. Always good to see.

      • Stratman9652

        On the flip side, has anyone else noticed that there are absolutely no bats on the bench. Pena, Cervelli, Golson, Kearns, and Nunez (I feel I’m missing someone) don’t inspire much confidence. Thank God that the starting lineup is pretty solid because there really aren’t any PH options. What surprises me even more is that I can’t think of many realistic options in the farm system.

        • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

          This is the disadvantage of the NL having home field in the World Series. That’s the only time we’re gonna need our bench. But then again, when there’s no DH, Thames will be on the bench.

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

            It’s only one more game, which doesn’t happen until Game 7 anyway.

  • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

    Revised Animal House:

    Bluto: Over? Did you say over? NOTHING is over until we decide it is. Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no! And it ain’t over now, ‘cuz when the going gets tough……..the tough get going. Who’s with me? Lets GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    [snip]

    What the fuck happened to the [Yankees] I used to know? Where’s the spirit? Where’s the guts? Huh!? This could be the greatest night of our lives, but you’re gonna let it be the worst. Oh, we’re afraid to go out with you Bluto. We might get in trouble. WELL JUST KICK MY ASS FROM NOW ON! NOT ME, I’M NOT GONNA TAKE THIS! [HAMILTON], HE’S A DEAD MAN! [WILSON], DEAD! [CRUZ]…

    Otter: Dead! Bluto’s right. Psychotic, but absolutely right. We gotta take these bastards. Now we could do it with conventional weapons that could take years and cost millions of lives. No, I think we have to go all out. I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody’s part.

    Bluto: We’re just the guys to do it.

    D-Day: Lets do it.

    Bluto: LETS GOOOOOOOOOOOO! Go! Go! Go! Go! GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3_3XvDE05M

  • YankeesJunkie

    Drinking absinthe for the entire game and have been drinking it for the last two hours. Over/under 5th inning.

    • http://www.twitter.com/TomZig Tom Zig

      over/under you passing out by the 5th inning?

      I’ll take the under

      • YankeesJunkie

        Okay, can’t wait till I post in the 6th inning hope you are here

        • http://www.twitter.com/TomZig Tom Zig

          I probably won’t be. I try to stay as far away from the game threads as possible.

          • YankeesJunkie

            I will make a post at the top of the sixth inning, sadly game threads are too pessimistic sometimes which I am to blame at points, but still check it out.

    • JerseyDutch

      Tell us if you start hallucinating.

      • YankeesJunkie

        Well Ron Washington is asking me if I want to do some cocaine before the game so I don’t know if that is a hallucination or just reality.

    • mike c (LETS GO YANK KEEZ)

      take a shot every time they show nolan ryan on tv

      • YankeesJunkie

        I would like to live through the game.

    • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

      wow, the real stuff? careful bud. I’m switching to beer tonight, more manageable buzz. you using the sugar spoon and lighting it on fire?

      • YankeesJunkie

        Well I am just 21 so I bought the cheapest stuff I could find which is about 12 euro in Spain. I don’t have a traditional absinthe spoon, but I am mixing it with a regular spoon full of sugar with pouring water under the spoon. Definitely not as good as you would find in Eastern Europe with 10x the amount of thujone but it is the best I could do at the present time.

    • Cy Pettitte

      take a shot for every antler/claw

      • Kevin G.

        He’d be dead by the 3rd inning

        • YankeesJunkie

          Agreed, one less intelligent Yankee fan gone (well intelligent I hope I mean)

  • Cy Pettitte

    Save us Hugheses

    let’s hope some of those balls find grass tonight against Lewis unlike game 2

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

    In Reply to TSJC:

    The last time the Royals were good, Tyra Banks wasn’t Tyra Banks, Tyra Banks was an aspiring model/actress/entrepreneur.

    • YankeesJunkie

      She was 12 the last time the Royals made the playoffs.

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

        ‘Good’ is relative.

        • YankeesJunkie

          They won the WS so they were technically the best.

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

            I meant relative to the evaluator and organization. A Marlins fan might call a good season 81-81, while a Yankee fan would be pissed. They had some 80 plus win seasons, before the WS championship.

            • YankeesJunkie

              Then 2003 I think is the last time they actually were decent under Pena. Fell off a cliff after that.

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

                I agree, it’s just a lot of fun to make fun of the Royals.

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

      Actually, the last time the Royals were good, Tyra Banks was a flatchested prepubescent middleschooler.

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

        Hahahahaha, that was awesome. What, you’re not going to keep the train movin’?

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

          The last time the Royals were good, Toni Basil had a sucessful career as a recording artist.

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

            The last time the Royals were good, Walter Cronkite was on CBS’s payroll.

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

              The last time the Royals were good, Detlef Schrempf was a fresh-faced rookie for the Dallas Mavericks.

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

                The last time the Royals were good, Haley’s comet passed over Chile. There won’t be another until 2061.

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

                  The last time the Royals were good, Kodak and Polaroid were still fighting over patents to control marketshare in the lucrative instamatic camera industry.

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

                    The last time the Royals were good, AIDS was just someone screaming about an “aid” of which to help one with something, not what we know what it is today.

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

                      The last time the Royals were good, O.J. Simpson, Delta Burke, and Shannon Tweed starred in HBO’s “1st and Ten”, a hilarious sendup of USFL pro football.

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

                      The last time the Royals were good, Friday the 13th had no sequels.

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

    Colby Lewis is a DEAD MAN. Let’s go!

  • CP

    There seems to be this general idea that Hughes pitched poorly in Game 2 because he had too much rest, and being back on regular rest today will help.

    The only problem is that it’s not really true. For his game 2 start, he had 6 days of rest. For his start tonight he’ll have 5 days rest. Not a big difference.

    I fully expect him to pitch better (it would be hard to pitch worse), but it won’t be because of less rest.

    • Cy Pettitte

      his W/L the next game after giving up 4 ER is 6-1, so that’s something

      • YankeesJunkie

        SSS, but if Pettitte holds down the fort in G7 the Yankees have CC and Mo to close out the last four innings!

  • http://www.twitter.com/TomZig Tom Zig

    SI SE PUEDE

    • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

      claro que si

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

        Yo quiero Taco Bell

    • A Navarro

      asi es SI SE PUEDE, SI SE PUEDE, VAMOS YANKEES

  • It Doesnt Matter

    Goddammit I dont have any beer, this is going to get edgy…

    • YankeesJunkie

      Buy some now!!! (or get someone else to buy you some if you are under 21)

  • YankeesJunkie

    It seems that Hughes does better when he concentrates on throwing FB and CB rather than trying to mix in the CB. Hughes should just try to locate the FB as much as possible because that is his best pitch.

  • mike c (LETS GO YANK KEEZ)

    really hope the rain doesn’t screw up hughes tonight… I suppose AJ could come in after a long break right?

    • YankeesJunkie

      Rain forecast right now looks pretty good for at least the next couple hours.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Even though the Yankees are at disadvantage going into game 6 this is the most excited I have gotten for a game in a long time. What about you guys?

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

      What disadvantage are we at?

      • First Time Poster

        Our 2B is lazy?

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

          Yeah, but their SS, RF, and C are all lazy. We win.

          • First Time Poster

            RF is lazy only when Murphy sits. And their catcher is only lazy when CJ pitches.

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

              Figures that they’d be too lazy to be fulltime players.

              • First Time Poster

                Touche, senior.

  • All Star Carl

    Make it happen Hughes/Offense.

  • Sheepmeister

    So if the yankees win it all this year, apparently they will be one of the worst teams to win the WS ever

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/ne.....amps102210

    • JerseyDutch

      Kind of like being named the poorest billionaire in the world if you ask me…

  • Murakami

    tornado??

    What care these roarers for the game, baseball!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Yankees suck chants already

    I’m salivating dreaming about how epic it wold be if we won 6 and 7 at Texas

    • JerseyDutch

      Heh. Win for us. The “Yankees suck” chant indicates loss of both imagination and hope…

  • Murakami

    In 2004, that rain-out killed us. I still say we win that series, if not for the weather-imposed off day.

    Maybe this time the rain will be our accomplice.

  • Carlosologist

    Over/under times Robbie goes boom is set at 2.5.

    • Esteban

      I’ll take the over… in the first inning

  • Esteban

    Who’s ready for the Yankees to fuck shit up?

    This guy is.

  • First Time Poster

    “I was born free”

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

    Did Hughes get a hair cut? His hair doesn’t pop out a 90 degree angle at the back like it did a week ago.

  • 3Earnhardt

    Phil Hughes will win tonight. After out dueling Cliff Lee tomorrow, Andy Pettitte will prove why he’s still the class of the Yankee’s pitching staff.

  • Hall and Nokes

    Gak! What’s with the setting sun picture? Or is the sun rising?

    /Ben Franklin’d

  • YankeesJunkie

    I can’t wait till the Yankees dominate tonight!!! It will be incredible.

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

    That tie is regal, Craig.

    (rolls eyes)

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    I gotta get a jacket like that!

  • JerseyDutch

    Sager doing his Joker impersonation today.

  • YankeesJunkie

    I am pumped!!! GO YANKEES!!! NO DOOM AND GLOOM!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    please shut this crowd up early

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    already tbs announcers are putting on their knee pads and approaching the Rangers lineup

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

    This crowd is packed and excited. Figures, since the Cowboys are already dead in the water–

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW, TOO SOOOOOOOOOOOOOON??????

    • Frigidevil

      It is NEVER too soon to mock the cowgirls

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

    Over/under on controversial calls set at 1.5. I’ll take the under.

    • Sheepmeister

      When we win tonight, and the if the giants win tomorrow afternoon, i think you could set the number at 5.5 for game 7 and i would take the over just against texas so there is a relevant team in the WS.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Go Yanks!!!

  • Hall and Nokes

    The Yankees will put a man on base in the first inning.

    • JerseyDutch

      Good call.

      • Hall and Nokes

        And that’s as far as I’m going.

  • First Time Poster

    Lewis gonna’ LEWS!

  • YankeesJunkie

    I wish there was more info on the Japanese League it is so different yet the same.

    • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

      how many shots is that?

  • YankeesJunkie

    DOOOM!!!! GLOOM!!!!

    JK!!!

  • Accent Shallow

    Oh, Jeter . . .

  • Cy Pettitte

    let’s beat the crap out of this carp

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

    Andrus GTFO!

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

    Let’s do this, Yankees.

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

    Wow one pitch 1 out.

  • Greg

    Who’s surprised at that?

  • First Time Poster

    Mike “Gold Glove” Young.

    Voters gonna’ vote.

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

    Attaboy, Grandy.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Great job by Granderson!!!

  • C

    Good eye, Curtis.

  • Hall and Nokes

    The only thing I don’t like about the Jeter out is that you know that would have been a hit if the roles were reversed.

  • Accent Shallow

    I’m ok with first inning walks . . .

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    grandy doing what jeter didnt

  • Tom

    How about the weather in Arlington??
    The possibility of postponed ??

  • Hummingbird S.

    Can we force the action and have Grandy steal?

    • Sick Nwisher

      Would be nice.

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

    Granderson for our new leadoff hitter please.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Come Yanks!! Not too aggressive!

  • Greg

    Tried to hit and run and Cano missed

  • Accent Shallow

    In Rod We Trust.

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

    I would like to see A-Rod crush one right here.

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

    Bah, just missed that one.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Hanging junk, gotta crush that Alex.

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

    Missed a hanger… argh

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

    If Lewis is going to hang sliders like that we will be winning this game.

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

    You traded him willingly you dumbfuck Rangers fans. He fucking produced at a HOF rate for you and your organization treats him horribly?

    The Rangers are a joke to the MLB.

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

      Fun Fact: Both of these teams employed Chan Ho Park.

      The Rangers paid him 55 times as much as the Yankees did.

    • Alex S

      See: Teixeira, Mark

  • First Time Poster

    Poor kid… feel worse for the dad not getting to watch the game.

    • Alex S

      what happened?

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

    BULLSHIT CALL.

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

      He beat the throw but then lifted his foot off the bag.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Can’t do that Granderson!!!

    • Sick Nwisher

      Can’t do what? He was safe.

  • JerseyDutch

    Horrible call!

  • Hall and Nokes

    safe

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    Alex gets a fresh count. hang another one…

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

    wow nice call there ump.

  • Kevin G.

    Uh, why are the Rangers fans chanting “STEROIDS” when A-Rod used steroids while HE was a Ranger?

    And Grandy was SAFE

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

    First blown call: First inning

  • First Time Poster

    What a gross call…

  • Esteban

    questionable call

  • Accent Shallow

    I can’t believe someone as fat as Molina is in the league.

  • Greg

    I think he was safe

    • Mickey Scheister aka the Badabling King

      I KNOW he was safe.

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

        You’re both wrong.

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

    FUCK YOU YOU STUPID DUMBFUCK RETARDED BLIND UMPS.

  • Hummingbird S.

    He was only out because of that horrible slide. What the hell was that?

  • Carlosologist

    Grandy was safe. The fuck is this bullshit?

    • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

      until his foot came off

  • All Star Carl

    Blown call nice!

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    great start

  • PsiFighter37

    Pretty sure he was safe…

  • Shdw

    Wow…Totally safe for that angle

  • YankeesJunkie

    I wish I had DVR and sobriety to see that play

  • Mickey Scheister aka the Badabling King

    That was an AWFUL call, not even close. FUCK YOU AWFUL UMPS! Way to take control of the game early!

    • Greg

      Again, why would the umps and MLB want Texas to win?

      • Mickey Scheister aka the Badabling King

        Is this rhetorical? Cause, I could name a bunch if you want.

  • Jon in CUO

    Wow, pretty terrible there, unless Grandy came off the bag.

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

      Looks like he did.

      • Jon in CUO

        Yep, no argument. Good job Randazzo.

  • wow

    Robot Umpires. The jobs won’t be missed.

  • nathan

    Grandy looked safe

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

      But he wasn’t.

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

    Would anyone feel sympathy if every ump was fired? There’s only one or two good ones in the entire damn league.

    • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

      They did that a few years ago and no one cared.

  • Esteban

    Tony Randazzo strikes again

  • nathan

    Very nice of TBS to not show a proper replay

    • Hall and Nokes

      Yeah, that angle tells you nothing about the tag which is the key element there.

  • First Time Poster

    Certainly safe; yet, there is no way to go back and check if it was the right call… if only there was a way…

    • First Time Poster

      I redact.

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    Oh way to miss the bae Grandy.

  • Esteban

    Eh he was right. Woops

  • Frigidevil

    Damnit, out on a shitty slide

  • Greg

    It was a good call. Grandy’s leg went up and didn’t touch the bag

  • PsiFighter37

    Well, based on that last replay he was out because his leg came up at the end. That sucks.

  • Hall and Nokes

    Uh, I see that it was a bad slide, but I don’t think he made the tag until after he was in.

  • Ty

    Randazzo-1 All of you-0

    • nathan

      I hope u keep that counter for the whole game

  • nathan

    Wonder if the sticky surface is going to be a problem

    One adv: ARod leads off 2nd

  • Sheepmeister

    Someone please get andrus out to lead off.

  • Accent Shallow

    Nice big curve there.

    • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

      tbs announcers say nothing.

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    good hook

  • PsiFighter37

    Ugh. Not a good start.

  • Accent Shallow

    Are we not allowed to retire Andrus to start the game?

    Awful.

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    Oh my god fucking Elvis Andrus.

  • First Time Poster

    Great cut-off by Grandy.

  • Greg

    That’s one with two strikes

  • Esteban

    Where were the playing? That was a weird shift.

    Also: I hate Elvis Andrus with a passion

  • V

    Goddamnit, just start drilling Andrus in the fucking knee.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    Oh… boy… high fastball pitching Hughes tonight. Get the hook ready

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

    Hey look, the .036 ISO hitter getting another fucking double off the Yankees.

  • Mickey Scheister aka the Badabling King

    Hughes only gave up 8 extra base hits in his last start and he picks up where he left off.

    • adeel

      he’s lulling them into a false sense of complacency

  • YankeesJunkie

    Fuck Elvis Andrus!!!

  • Accent Shallow

    I really do not like Young.

  • adeel

    There goes the perfect game. I’ll settle for the one hit shut out.

  • Carlosologist

    Our version of the antlers/claws is better.

  • C

    Come on Hughesy, you got this

  • PsiFighter37

    Another 2-strike count…has to figure out a way to finish off Young here.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    Ok.. Hughes is going to last 4 innings tops. He does not have control and all his pitches are in the zone.

    Shit.

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

      Glad you can tell this after like 8 pitches

      • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

        Just saying his pitches are not down, except for the last one to Young. They are tailing in and are mid thigh.

        Perhaps my tv is not working correctly.

    • Esteban

      After one batter you’re saying this?

      • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

        Um pitch 8 to Young

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

        He’s been wrong dozens of times already this year predicting doom, why stop now?

        • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

          Ok… thigh high middle out pitch to Hamilton… so ya I am wrong.

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

            That pitch still doesn’t prove your hypothesis.

  • nathan

    Jorge just jumps outs sometimes, like a half a second sooner than most catchers, he gives up a lot ofstrikes that way

    • RSA

      i’ve noticed this as well. drives me crazy every damn game

  • Hummingbird S.

    Hughes is leaving his fastball high. This is not gonna be good.

  • Accent Shallow

    Two strikes, be nice to retire Young here.

  • Esteban

    Howard Bryant
    Fans chanting “you took steroids” to A-Rod after cheering a pregame montage featuring Juan Gonzalez, Pudge Rodriguez and Rafael Palmeiro.

    Cognitive dissonance much?

    • adeel

      you used cognitive dissonance in a random sports blog post. You, my friend, ROCK!

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    another good hook, phil is phine

  • Greg

    Again with two strikes. Phil needs a putaway pitch

    • adeel

      It’s called a fastball

  • Sheepmeister

    I think that Texas has used all of its BABIP magic, they will get swept if they make it past the yanks.

    • RSA

      i made the comment to some of my buddies a couple weeks ago that it feels somewhat like 2007, with texas being the rockies…

  • B

    Why is Hughes throwing a fastball down the middle in a 1-2 count?

  • Hummingbird S.

    foul balls on top of foul balls. Here comes the 2-strike base hit.

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

      Or he’ll strike him out.

    • Hummingbird S.

      Glad I was wrong that time.

  • P12

    everything’s up and looking very hittable. c’mon 65.

  • Stratman9652

    I would love to see Andrus picked off again.

  • Accent Shallow

    That was a nice pitch.

  • Esteban

    That’s the way to put them away

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    Phil is Phine

  • YankeesJunkie

    Great K by Hughes

  • B

    94 mph fastball down the middle again in a 1-2 count, this time he gets the K though.

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

    Get out of this Phillip, set the tone.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Good time for a double play

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

    Nice kill, Brett. Keep his ass at third.

    • Jon in CUO

      Is there anything more frightening than a charging Brett Gardner?

      • Dalelama

        Yeah Bret Gardner with a RISP.

    • adeel

      who needs crawford?

      • Dalelama

        Us

  • PsiFighter37

    Need a double-play ball here…

  • C

    His fastball keeps tailing over the plate. Not good.

  • Hummingbird S.

    At least Hughes is showing he can hit the middle of the plate consistently.

    • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

      Um you might want to read my post before saying that. You will get scolded.

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

        That’s not why you got scolded.

  • Accent Shallow

    Can still get out of this inning with no score if you can get Vlad to GIDP.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Pitch hit Jeter for Cruz, we need a DP big time. BIG TIME.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      *Vladdy

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

    Need a Vladdy special right here

  • Hall and Nokes

    Phil’s location is going to need to get a whole lot better.

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    Well, last time I thought Hughes’ pitches looked great in the first inning, so hopefully it’ll be the reverse result this time.

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

      Yep, he can settle down, but you can bet Joe is going to have a quick hook tonight.

    • adeel

      That is EXACTLY what Girardi is thinking now.

  • Hall and Nokes

    I’m going to be happy with anything less than 3 runs in the first here. Too many balls in the middle of that blue thing.

  • B

    Hamilton totally whiffs on a first pitch curve. Gets a hit on the next pitch with a 93 mph fastball middle of the plate

  • Accent Shallow

    And that graphic is the story of the series.

  • Greg

    Rangers .362 with RISP

  • PsiFighter37

    Great, playing from behind again.

  • Greg

    Nice send by Washington to avoid the double

  • ThatGuyGreg

    God dammit.

  • YankeesJunkie

    If the Yankees can’t score two runs it is their fault! Go Yankees!

  • Carlosologist

    One run is nothing. Let’s hope they figured out Colby Lewis.

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

    Alright, coulda been worse. What a surprise, everything Texas does turns to gold yet again. Amazing luck.

    • Greg

      We did mostly everything right last yeare. Sometimes luck is the deciding factor

    • Dalelama

      Luck is how you explain the success of those you don’t like.

  • Stratman9652

    Why did we get stuck with this booth, every other booth this postseason has been acceptable this one is God awful. Forget the fact that they are rediculously biased but its like listening to paint dry. Yes I said it. Listening to paint dry.

    • adeel

      honestly, I don’t think their as bad as ESPN or FOX….

  • nathan

    Lol. Fans are giving the claw on the ground out. This is funny.

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

      I really need some sort of primer or style guide to understand when to use the claw and when to use the antler. It’s so confusing.

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

        Starting a rally = claw. Good baserunning/steal = Antlers. I think.

        • Adam

          Proper response to either…a middle finger extended mightily to the sky.

      • nathan

        I think if we win the series the Yanks hv to moon their fans. This is high school stuff

        But Ryan is making good money out of it. They are selling lots of t shirts

        • adeel

          Look at how fat Ryan got makes me really scared for myself in the very near future….

  • E MILLS

    everything is just seemingly going against the yankees…freakin hit n run at the perfect time…ugh!!!!!!! Yanks got this though…Rangers suck! Rangers suck! (unoriginal Yankees fan)

  • PsiFighter37

    Goddammit, throw some strikes Phil.

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    Alright, there ya go Philthy. We’re scoring 5+ runs tonight.

  • Big Bertha

    Get Hughes out of there before he ends our season! Bring in CC for 60 pitches and then go to the pen.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    That was a long hard 23 pitches.

  • Hall and Nokes

    Got away with a lot that inning. Okay, this game is all about hanging 12 on this weak ass staff anyway.

  • YankeesJunkie

    Nothing too bad by Hughes!! Yankees got this!!!

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    I thought the Rangers were a hockey team. Weird.

  • C

    Okay could have been much worse. Let’s get that run back (and then some).

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    Hughesie will settle down in the 2nd…Get that run back!

  • Stratman9652

    Cool, Swish is still rocking the high socks.

  • adeel

    That will be the last run Texas scores in 2010.

  • B

    He battled there to get that out which is why I think he’s going to be so good but I really question the pitch selection. Obviously the location could be a lot better too.

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

    1 run against Colby Lewis? DOOOOOOOOOMED

  • Hummingbird S.

    Down 1 doesn’t seem so bad.

  • JerseyDutch

    Let’s hope that was Hughes’s worst inning today…

  • E MILLS

    ok so shouldn’t Girardi’s binder tell him that Hamilton can’t hit a breaking ball…subsequently, shouldn’t that information be relayed to Posada/Hughes??? Whiffs on curveball followed by base hit on 93 mph fastball…hmmmmmm

    • Greg

      Hamilton’s home run in game 1 was a slider

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

      It was supposed to be a curveball in, it ended up being outer half. Maybe, just maybe, it isn’t Girardi or Posada’s fault that he missed his spot.

      • E MILLS

        roflmfao…this is a joke

    • Big Bertha

      All Hughes does is throw those 93 mph fastballs right down the middle. They need to get him out of there before he gets us too far behind again.

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

      In 2010, Josh Hamilton was above average on sliders, cutters, curveballs, and changeups.

      Joe’s Binder >>>>>>> Fangraphs >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> you

      • Gonzo

        How was he on chin music?

      • E MILLS

        i’m not a regular, nor “accepted” by ya’ll here at RAB, but you my friend are the whackest individual online ever…you think u are smarter than everyone and so forth….i bet you got beat up so much in high school

        • E MILLS

          i don’t mean any of that…i’m so frustrated…i don’t post ever really but u 9.9/10 post great things here on the site…i think it’s cool that u and most the regulars that i read think and research before saying stupid things b/c their emotions are not kept in check

  • It’sATarp

    Hughes should just throw curveballs to hamilton..does he not learn?

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    Yankees hitters – jeter sees 1 pitch, Cano 2, Grandy 6, ARod 5

    Texas hitters – andrus 5, Young 7, Hamilton 2, Vlad 4, Cruz 5

    Shouldn’t those be flipped?

  • bonestock94

    Lewis doesn’t look sharp, hopefully they can capitalize.

  • B

    He had better location on the fastball that induced the grounder with Guerrero what do you all think?

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO you played 3 years of MVP-caliber ball for us then we traded you BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    • Accent Shallow

      For a whole lot of nothing . . .

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

        That wasn’t because of Alex, it was in spite of him.

        They should be booing Chan Ho Park, Dave Burba, and Joaquin Benoit.

  • adeel

    y can’t TBS get that commentator in the GEICO commercial? Watch baseball and learn spanish at the same time!!!

  • First Time Poster

    I can’t believe how negative 70% of you get after the first inning… its 1 run.

  • First Time Poster

    Shoot…

  • Cy Pettitte

    i fucking hate Andrus

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    FUCK ELVIS ANDRUS OMG YOU LITTLE SHIT I HATE YOU

  • Renny Baseball

    +52

  • Accent Shallow

    Is this going to be just like Game 2?

    Does Lewis have a skill for inducing line drives at fielders?!

  • Alex S

    BABIP

  • Greg

    Elvis Andrus- 2015 Yankee

    • First Time Poster

      gross.

      • adeel

        we already have an elvis on our team.

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    Babiptch!

  • Mickey Scheister aka the Badabling King

    I hope Andrus pulls a hammy today.

    • CC

      like ^

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

    Fuck you Andrus, seriously.

  • Hall and Nokes

    My next trip to Vegas will be with Colby Lewis at my side at all times.

    • Accent Shallow

      Seriously.

  • Esteban

    Go to hell Andrus

  • Carlosologist

    Seriously, we can’t keep hitting line drives at people, right?

    • A-Rod’s Hip

      and as i’m getting ready to respond, Berkman hits another one.. RIGHT AT Hamilton..

      i mean.. i guess god’s taking a year off to be a Rangers fan.. i simply cannot fathom or conjure up any other solution to explain this series

    • http://www.yankeenumbers.com Mr. Sparkle

      I’m not watching TV right now, but how long until the TBS guys start drooling all over the Texas coaching staff and how great they are at placing their fielders just right? Unless they haven’t done so already.

  • SF Yanks

    C’mon, enough of this BABIP $#!t already! Reverse, dammit.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    u know.. i’m really for the first time getting “Out of my mind” annoyed with this BABIP game that we continue to keep losing against these fuckers

  • adeel

    the baseball gods are watching.

    For the Yankees to win, their talent will have to beat Texas’s luck.

    • First Time Poster

      God of War 4: The Rise of Jesus (Montero)

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    I once made a comment here about David Murphy and people wanted me banned. I bet if I made that same comment about Elvis Andrus now I’d be a hero.

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    I just keep thinking that our luck has to change at some point, but we’re running out of time here.

  • It’sATarp

    Rangers made a deal with the BABIP devil

    • adeel

      and Mo smiled.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Colby Lewis dominating with his 89mph fastball.

  • nathan

    I predict that around the 4th or 5th inning the BABIP switch goes off on texas and on for Yanks.

  • jbkx

    These young Tejas arms will be clapped out by their late 20′s.

    Burn’em out Nolan

  • first time lawng time

    Just got in.

    How does Hughes look? How do our hitters look? Do they stand a chance?

    Also, just saw A-Rod’s out…seriously is it a crime for our hard hit balls to dunk in for hits? Seriously it’s annoying as hell.

    • C

      Hughes was really struggling with his command. Kept leaving his fastball over the middle and couldn’t keep his curveball down. Hopefully he settles down in the 2nd.

    • JerseyDutch

      We’re doomed. Doomed, I tells ya!

  • Stratman9652

    Are you fucking kidding me? That first pitch to Swish, OK maybe I’ll buy it but that second one was so clearly outside.

    • First Time Poster

      Hughes got the same call with Vladdy up.

  • PsiFighter37

    I guess the good news is A-Rod hit that ball hard, but not much else that we can really take away from that inning.

    • Andy

      He also had a scorching line drive at third last game, in addition to his double, so hopefully he’s coming around.

  • Andy

    Do we use up all our luck in the 8th inning of game one?

    • Greg

      Yeah, quite honestly we should have been swept

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

        Yeah, if things were different, they wouldn’t be the same!

      • JerseyDutch

        We should have been playing the Rays anyway, so the whole conversation is moot.

        • Greg

          Why?

          • JerseyDutch

            Same reason we should have been swept.

      • First Time Poster

        Nope. We should be down one game in game 6.

      • adeel

        We need Aaron Small to counteract all this bad karma.

    • Mickey Scheister aka the Badabling King

      I really think so.

  • JerseyDutch

    No UPS, that’s annoying.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    Interesting stat just posted…Team pressing or concerned.

    In 9 playoff 1st innings – equivalent of 1 gm – usually patient Yankees have seen just 110 pitches or 12.2 per inning

    • First Time Poster

      SSS!@!!!!!!

    • http://www.yankeenumbers.com Mr. Sparkle

      Well, if pitchers throw strikes, that number should be down. It’s also been maybe the most effective method used to handle the Yankees bats all year, so I’m sure the Texas coaches and pitchers have noticed that.

    • nathan

      Remove Jeter ABs i bet the avg changes

      • http://www.yankeenumbers.com Mr. Sparkle

        True…he is a drag on that number.

  • first time lawng time

    Judging from that inning I can already tell Yankees have just some plain bad luck. It’s getting a little annoying/unfortunate.

    I really don’t think I want to watch them lose the series. Does that make me a bad fan if I don’t really watch the game?

    • JerseyDutch

      Yes. Turn in your Yankee badge and decoder ring.

    • http://www.yankeenumbers.com Mr. Sparkle

      Not really. Everyone handles games (stress) in different ways.

  • jjhammer31

    obviously, those first two pitches to swisher were outside. I will only get upset if Hughes does not get the same calls. ok, the first pitch to kinsler was and equally bad call. this umps strike zone is pretty huge tonight

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    Babitch reversing…

  • jjhammer31

    hughes should not put anything over the plate until this ump starts calling that pitch on the inside to righties a ball.

  • JerseyDutch

    Keep expecting Batman to swoop in and bash Sager over the head.

  • Accent Shallow

    Please retired Murphy. I can’t stand the guy.

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    That wasn’t a strike, but thanks ump.

  • Cy Pettitte

    grab some bench, bitch

  • Accent Shallow

    That sure looked outside, but I’ll take it.

  • ThatGuyGreg

    Got away with a K on that one

  • PsiFighter37

    That was a lucky strikeout…that was definitely outside…

  • Hall and Nokes

    Brian Gorman has an awful zone tonight. Please note.

  • JerseyDutch

    Wow, horrible call. In our favor at least.

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

    That right side of the “plate” is getting called consistently… wow.

  • vin

    Benefiting from the huge strike zone… something he wasn’t able to do in game 2. Good job, Phil.

  • Esteban

    Wow terrible call. Waaaay outside

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Nice outside corner

    we need SOMETHING to combat this BABIP war

  • jjhammer31

    wow. like that k zone

  • Greg

    He gave that outside corner that hurt Swisher

  • ShuutoHeat

    I think the Rangers have about 1000 Lephrechauns chained to an unicorn in a dark room somewhere in the stadium.

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    Nice bounceback inning!

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

    Good inning, Philbert.

  • Esteban

    iYankee, what do you think now?

  • Cy Pettitte

    good inning

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    easy inning for Phil Huuuuuuuughes

  • Gonzo

    That was good.

  • Carlosologist

    Hell of an inning Phil. Big improvement over the first.

  • C

    Great rebound inning for the Hughester

  • PsiFighter37

    Alright, nice quick 1-2-3. Need to try and get some offense going.

  • mbonzo

    Hughes curve ball looks great tonight. He needs to work on that command though.

  • Accent Shallow

    Nice comeback inning for Hughes, although Kinsler did hit that 0-2 ball hard.

    Oh, this guy again? Bullshit, you want to own a vineyard.

  • Stratman9652

    Ok at least he’s giving that outide pitch to both teams. Still though thats a terrible stike call.

  • JerseyDutch

    A vineyard?

    • Hall and Nokes

      I’d do it.

    • Gonzo

      Nice

  • jjhammer31

    nice inning. feeling good. lewis will give it up soon.

  • vin

    Nice work, St. Phil.

    —-

    A vineyard? Give me a break.

  • SF Yanks

    I’m not sure what the explanation for this is but when Hughes throws the ball it looks like a beach ball while Colby’s looks like a golf ball. Obviously my mind is playing tricks on me but I’m wondering if it has to do with the command of the pitcher.

    Maybe if Hughes starts hitting his spots more, it will start to appear smaller.

    Or, I’ve just gone insane. Yeah, I think that’s it.

  • Esteban

    I’m gonna run for office on the promise of vineyards for everybody when they retire. Unsustainable you say? Well it’ll get me elected.

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    go go gadget OFFENSE!

  • Hall and Nokes

    With this zone, Phil has no excuse to be over the plate tonight:

    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....type=7.gif

  • nathan

    Come on Jorge

    • nathan

      maybe next time

  • Hummingbird S.

    Can we get some offense now?

    • Hummingbird S.

      first pitch out and not really hit hard..

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

    Once of these hits will fall…. right

  • JerseyDutch

    Some hits would be nice…

  • PsiFighter37

    2 up, 2 down. Not even putting up a fight at the plate right now.

  • wow

    if the Rangers are gonna win this they will have to score more than 5 runs.

    • Hummingbird S.

      why? the Yankees offense hasn’t showed they can score even one run..

      • wow

        the lone run won’t stand.

        • A-Rod’s Hip

          i agree

  • Accent Shallow

    Alright Brett, do some work please.

  • cnicnyrnyy

    so we want colby lewis to pitch a CG?

  • Sheepmeister

    Lets not make Lewis work or anything boys, I mean, we wouldn’t want him having a tough time winning this game.

  • C

    Okay we’re not facing Cy Young, let’s put up some good ABs.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    My favorite AB are these 1 pitch pop up/fly outs. Professional hitters at work.

  • Greg

    His location is excellent

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

    Popping up the first pitch and getting baffled by Colby Lewis isn’t exactly inspiring confidence here, Yankees. Do something about that.

  • Murakami

    Little Bitch needs to get on here and steal second.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    Just being abused right now by Colby Lewis.

  • PsiFighter37

    Gah, just sat there watching that outside corner getting hit.

  • http://www.yankeenumbers.com Mr. Sparkle

    For the record…John Sterling is already audibly fed up with the Yankee offense tonight. Snide comments and inflection. Plus, Suzyn is once again drooling over Colby Lewis. I seriously think he’s her nephew or something.

  • Accent Shallow

    Have to at least make an attempt to foul that pitch off

  • mbonzo

    HUUUUUGGGEEEE strikezone to the leftys.

  • Greg

    No heart at all

  • bonestock94

    Please don’t make him look like a superhero

  • ThatGuyGreg

    Jeez, GGBG struck out. I’m shocked. SHOCKED.

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

    Do these guys even want to play another game? Terrible job offensively.

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

    Just awful at-bats that inning. Terrible.

  • Andy

    Hahaha is this is fucking joke?

  • All Star Carl

    Why the hell is BG still playing?

  • Murakami

    No such luck. Making Colby look way too good.

  • C

    Absolutely awful. Step it up Yanks.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    3 innings, 33 pitches. So the approach at the plate is effective.

    This is now beyond frustrating and a slump. This is just becoming a hitting embarrassment.

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

      Your act is tired and old. You’re basing this on THREE INNINGS and after they scored SEVEN times in the last game.

      But hey, don’t let facts get in the way of yet another iYankee doom and gloom narrative.

      • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

        Oh ya, I forgot about the 7 run game that was preceded by 3, 0, 2 runs. So I guess I did miss those facts.

        And unless you remove one 5 run hiccup from game 1, that number is even lower. But let’s not get confused by the facts.

        Right now, the Yankees hitting and their approach at the plate is tired and old. People continue to rationalize poor AB’s with BABIP, but have there been any adjustments by this “scored most runs in the season”. No.

    • bonestock94

      3 innings relax

  • Andy

    Hahaha is this is a fucking joke? 1/3 of our batting innings are already over?

  • Andy

    Hahaha is this a fucking joke? 1/3 of our batting innings are already over? At least we’re getting his pitch count up.

    • Esteban

      It’s all a big joke. A hilarious comedy? You don’t get it?

  • rek4gehrig

    hey Gardy, take the bat off your shoulder. U might get a hit!!

  • jjhammer31

    with that strikezone this game could end 1-0.
    How long will it be before fans are just fed up with the inability of human beings to call an accurate strike zone. I put it at 20 years.

    • Greg

      He’s calling it for both pitchers though, so you cant complain

      • Hummingbird S.

        Exactly. Texas scored a run with this zone, why can’t the Yankees?

      • jjhammer31

        If we were up 1 I’d be thankful for his strikezone. Down a run, I really don’t want him to make it even harder for our hitters. Nevertheless, it’s just annoying to see such a terrible strikezone.

      • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

        says who? just because he’s wrong for both teams doesn’t mean it’s ok.

  • el malo

    Colby Lee-wis??? christ yanks get a hit…

  • mbonzo

    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....type=7.gif

    HAHAHAHAHAHAH….HAHAHAHAHAHAHA…HAHAHHHAHAHAHAHAHA

    • bonestock94

      lol what!? wow.

  • batman

    gardner hates to swing the bat

  • Accent Shallow

    This whole “kid running from bullies” minivan commercial . . . god damn.

  • SF Yanks

    This game is going by way too fast.

    If they don’t swing at the first few pitches they will just be behind in the count since he’s throwing so many strikes. They need to rattle him somehow and get him out of his rhythm.

  • Dalelama

    Bret Gardner still the best looking third strike taker in baseball…I guess practice makes perfect.

    • http://www.onedayonejob.com/ Willy

      Can you really blame him for taking THAT pitch?

      • Dalelama

        Sure he had 2 strikes and the ump has been calling it all night.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Watching this offense play, how can anyone say they have a chance against Lee in a potential game 7?

    • Greg

      No one is

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

      Because we’re not doom and gloom like you? Anything can happen.

      • Hummingbird S.

        And that’s a great analysis. “Anything can happen”, love it.

        • Esteban

          The offense is also the same from day to day. Great assumption. Love it.

  • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

    33 pitches through 3 innings.

  • J-Livin’

    This strike zone is a joke

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

    This guy is seriously giving a foot off the plate on the right side.

    • Greg

      Doesn’t matter. He’s doing it for both pitchers

      • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

        So if an umpire called a zone chest to top of the head it would be ok as long as he was doing it for both teams?

        • Esteban

          No, but It’s better than an completely random strikezone

      • Stratman9652

        Yes it does. Last I knew the strikezone was defined in the rulebook. A bad zone may help pitchers but it hurts hitters at the same time.

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    Where’s Mike ?

  • Murakami

    Other than Gardner, who didn’t swing at all, we’re swinging on the first pitch here like it’s Lee we’re facing.

    If we are up there quaking because of this dude’s slider, why waste the next 2.5 hours?

  • Sheepmeister

    The switch hitters should hit from the right side so they have a better strike zone to work with.

  • http://www.yankeenumbers.com Mr. Sparkle

    Can anyone else remember a bigger scrub than Colby Lewis shutting the Yankees down in a postseason game? How about doing it twice? (Not to say he’s earned that distinction this early.) I can’t think of one off the top of my head.

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

      1) Colby Lewis is not a scrub

      2) Kenny Rodgers in 2006

      • http://www.yankeenumbers.com Mr. Sparkle

        1) Sure he is.

        2) Good call.

      • Hummingbird S.

        1)Right

        2)Wrong, Kenny Rogers 2006 ERA+ was 119. Lewis was at 116 this season. Rogers was definately not a scrub.

        • http://www.yankeenumbers.com Mr. Sparkle

          1) Wrong. Banished to Japan, then back with an 89 MPH fastball at age 30. Guy had a decent year, but he’s still a scrub in my book. Most other people I’ve asked as well.

          2) Rogers was a scrub. I don’t need stats to tell me that. There wasn’t one person in the world who thought the Yankees were losing that game…even the biggest pessimists.

  • PsiFighter37

    Didn’t give Phil the outside corner this time…

  • Cy Pettitte

    so now that’s not a strike now?

    • Cy Pettitte

      take out one of those nows, lol

  • Accent Shallow

    You can’t walk a garbage hitter like Moreland.

    • Esteban

      He just did

  • jbkx

    Colby Lewis must be the best young arm in the game. Lincecum and Chapman have nothing on this machine.

  • Esteban

    Rudy’s in Texas, we’re ok

  • Sam P.

    Hughes just cannot put a hitter away if he’s ahead in the count. I can set my watch to it. Frustrating.

  • nathan

    Not the best day for flyballs. Also wonder if the damp is giving problems with gripping for Hughes

  • PsiFighter37

    Great, walking the #9 hitter after being ahead 0-2. Weak, Phil.

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

    Walking the #9 batter with this zone… unreal.

    • Sheepmeister

      In his defense balls 1 and 2 were on the same horizontal point has the first called strike of the AB just lower, but still in the right vertical plane, the ump just didn’t call it that time.

  • Big Bertha

    Get that pen going Girardi. CC needs to come in this ballgame RIGHT NOW!

  • joeytime

    Phil Huges = OVERRATED…. I mean damn is obvious by now party people…

    • bonestock94

      Can’t possibly be that he’s still young and hasn’t developed fully as a pitcher.

    • Greg

      Disagree. All he needs is an out pitch

    • Esteban

      What do you mean by overrated? If you care about wins, maybe sure, but I think he’s rated just fine.

  • Accent Shallow

    I guess hope Andrus hits it right to Jeter.

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

    That at bat is what frustrates me so much. Down 0-2 and can’t finish a shitty hitter off.

  • Tom

    This is not good. You can count the hours as they are evaporating away the season.

    • C

      This is far from over. That said, the Yankees do need to get their shit together.

  • Greg

    Washington’s doing everything right

  • Accent Shallow

    At least one of those tappers from Andrus isn’t an infield single.

  • PsiFighter37

    Basically sacrificed the runner over to 2nd…can’t give up a hit here…

  • Frank

    High pitch count for Hughes. Poor command. He’s not long for this game.

  • PsiFighter37

    Whew, that was hit hard but right at Swisher. Gotta get Hamilton out.

  • Accent Shallow

    BABIP working for the Yankees. Settle down, get Hamilton.

  • JerseyDutch

    One of their hits didn’t dink in for a cheap single. Miracle.

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    Oh my god did a Texas Ranger actually just hit a line drive directly to a fielder?

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    Are you kidding me???

  • JerseyDutch

    Dumb ass.

  • Big Bertha

    GET HIM OUT OF THIS GAME DAMNIT!

    • Esteban

      Go away please.

  • Accent Shallow

    Walking Hamilton here definitely feels like overthinking.

  • Adam

    jeebus.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Hughes you retard….

  • PsiFighter37

    Great, a wild pitch on an intentional ball. WTF?

  • joeytime

    TOLD YOU HUGHES SUCKS THE NUT AND IS OVERRATED>>>>

  • Alex S

    thats fucking pathetic

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

    Just. Wow.

  • Mike R

    Oh god…

  • C

    What the fuck.

  • Gonzo

    That’s a dikfur.

  • RKelly39

    UGH

  • rek4gehrig

    Comedy of horrors

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    oh fucking hell. Really? Really?

  • nathan

    I still reflect on the energy level of EJ call when Curtis had that double against the Twins vs the energy level of these flyout calls

    • JerseyDutch

      Johnson is an anti-Yankee douche, no doubt. Don’t know why he bothers to hide it.

  • Anthony Murillo

    Ernie Johnson scared the shit out of me….

  • Big Bertha

    Hughes should NOT have been put in this position on the road. Girardi screwed up big time by switching Andy and Phil.

    • Greg

      In hindsight it should have been

      CC
      Andy
      Hughes
      CC
      Burnett
      Andy
      CC

  • sangreal

    Josh Hamilton is so good we can’t even walk him

    • rek4gehrig

      :-) 3 games late

  • Carlosologist

    Damn.

  • Greg

    That happens more often than it should. I dont know why

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Phil…. you’re kidding me, right?

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    Ok there are 2 outs, having him at third instead of second isn’t that different. It’ll be ok.

  • PsiFighter37

    Come on Phil, settle down and get Vlad out…man will swing at everything/anything.

  • Esteban

    If he gets out Vlad, then that wild pitch doesn’t matter. If Vlad hits a single a run wouldve scored anyway likely. Relax people

  • Accent Shallow

    Cutter away?

    • mbonzo

      Vlad looked awful on the curve. Do it again.

  • jjhammer31

    why don’t they have someone back up the catcher on an intentional walk. It’s certainly overkill but there’s no harm in it.

    • C

      Catcher’s the only position that’s allowed to stand in foul territory before the pitch.

      • jjhammer31

        I guess that’s why…

    • Accent Shallow

      Believe it’s illegal.

  • Carlosologist

    I bet this is the biggest AB of the game right here.

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    hitting a bounced pitch is freaking ridiculous

    • nathan

      Cricket !

  • nathan

    So everyone off the ledge again huh

  • JerseyDutch

    Robbie, you freaking scare me sometimes with that basket catch.

  • Esteban

    OMG OMG OMG
    THE WILD PITCH DIDN’T MATTER.

    • Jon in CUO

      You’re forgetting about style points. They get added up at the end of the game, and the team with more gets awarded an extra 5 runs.

      • Esteban

        Haha, ahh of course I forgot about that, but surely the Yanks got some points for the way Robbie caught the ball

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

    Sheesh. Way too stressful. Come on offense, get something going now.

  • Cy Pettitte

    time for things to start turning

  • PsiFighter37

    Whew, dodged a bullet there. Now, may the lineup hopefully start showing up…

  • ThatGuyGreg

    God Cano… I know that it was an easy catch for you… but damn – don’t take those so easy, mmk? Luck ain’t on our side tonight.

  • Jon in CUO

    Robbie Cano, the B.J. Upton of the infield.

  • jjhammer31

    could cano be more nonchalant. that made me nervous. no we’ll start hitting… probably…

  • Adam

    At a boy Hughes-y…All doubters beware, real Yankee fans don’t whine like irrational babies. We will hit Lewis.

  • Frank

    Win or lose, this is a good learning experience for Hughes. He’ll become a better pitcher as a result- but he has a ways to go before he can be considered an elite starter.

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

      It’s like he’s only 24!

    • Big Bertha

      We aren’t here to learn, we’re here to win ballgames and that’s what Phil needs to do to be an elite starter.

      • Esteban

        Frank’s point

        ————

        Your head.

  • Hall and Nokes

    Things that I consider completely meaningless:

    1. That intentional walk WP.

  • Sheepmeister

    Out of curiosity, if it was 3-1 Yankees, would people be clamoring to end hughes night with 1 ER and 54 pitches? I mean really, the yanks are not down 4 or 5 right now, 1 swing of the bat ties the game.

    • Greg

      No, Our offense cant be trusted at this point

    • Accent Shallow

      It looks like he’s walking a tightrope.

      I think people are overreacting, but it wouldn’t surprise me to see him blow up — he doesn’t really look to have the number one stuff or command today.

    • Carlosologist

      I’d let him go into the fourth on a short leash. He’d be available in Game 7 out of the pen.

      • Accent Shallow

        Oh, absolutely.

        You can’t yank the pitcher in a 1-0 game after 3 innings, unless he’s looked much worse than Hughes.

    • http://www.yankeenumbers.com Mr. Sparkle

      I don’t get it either. Besides, who are they going to turn to? C.C.? How long do you really think he could go or if he’d be more effective. He hasn’t exactly dominated in this series.

      • Accent Shallow

        And on 1 day of rest, no less.

  • JerseyDutch

    Let’s go, boys.

  • SF Yanks

    I’m getting very anxious as this game goes on and I think I’m aging about 1 year per inning.

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    come on Derek!

    • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

      ugh

  • PsiFighter37

    What a weak hack by Derek. Sigh…

  • RKelly39

    Are they pressing or is Colby Lewis really this good?

    • Esteban

      They’ve hit balls hard, just right at people. I don’t think he’s dominated them.

    • nathan

      neither, hopefully

  • nathan

    Come on boys lets get a hit this inning

    • RKelly39

      A hit? That’s sad. Come on.

  • Will

    Granderson solo jack…. calling it now

    • Will

      oh that was the pitch too..

    • Will

      granderson solo walk… called… oh wait

  • Esteban

    This bro has a terrible strike zone. Eesh.

  • Hall and Nokes

    Gorman called a strike that according to pitchFX was a foot off the plate. It was for Hughes so we can’t complain, but my goodness.

  • Tom in GA

    for the past month, every pitcher looks like Cy Young against the Yanks.

    • http://www.yankeenumbers.com Mr. Sparkle

      Two months. Maybe month and a half for the more optimistic.

  • Accent Shallow

    Ump has an absurd strike zone.

    • Greg

      but iit’s consistent. that’s all that matters

      • JerseyDutch

        Bzzt! Wrong answer.

      • Stratman9652

        If you were a hitter do you really want to have to chase a ball way outside that you don’t have a shot at getting anything out of just to avoid getting struck out? Consistency doesn’t matter. It needs to be right.

    • ShuutoHeat

      Can you say Randazzo-esque?

  • jjhammer31

    this game will not end 1-0. it’s just not possible. he’ll make a mistake and someone will hammer it. Although, I’m often mistaken.

  • SF Yanks

    I can use a base hit anytime now…

  • PsiFighter37

    Alright Grandy, good job getting on base. Robbie, go do your thang.

  • Tom in GA

    Granderson for MVP

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    Grandy – Yankees most effective weapon.

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

    Granderson should win MVP just for drawing a walk twice with this strike zone

  • Cy Pettitte

    Grandyman is like the only one having good ABs

  • mbonzo

    Come on. If Cano homers here I will scream my lungs out.

  • jjhammer31

    this ump is terrible. two strikes called balls after 20 balls called strikes. robot ump please save us.

  • nathan

    The ump is gonna give the outside corner, the pitchers hv to adjust.

  • jbkx

    Lewis looks like the doofy cousin no one claims.

  • Carlosologist

    Cano is the ALCS MVP if he continues to do damage and we win the series.

    /obvious’d

  • PsiFighter37

    Goddammit.

  • Esteban

    WHAT THE FUCKKKK. BABIP death

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

    Of course. Who can win with this kind of BABIP luck?

  • nathan

    Now that’s rotten luck

  • Adam

    Seriously ridiculous how many bullets are hit right at people.

  • RKelly39

    We’re getting NO breaks on offense. NONE.

  • Frigidevil

    The BABIP gods fucking hate us

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    Just not in the cards for the Yankees to win.

    • Esteban

      Nothing says that more than trailing 1-0 in the 4th

    • Adam

      We have smoked the ball in three of four innings. We will break through, and very soon. Just need Phil to hold it here.

    • Greg

      I’ve been saying that for the last month.
      Ever since that 8 game winning streak, the Yanks have been crap.

    • jjhammer31

      it’s 1-0 in the 4th. look up game 4 of 1996 ws.

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow fuck this

  • RalphieD

    damn..cano smoked the hellllll out of that ball

  • Hummingbird S.

    best offense in the majors, right

    • nathan

      Did u hear that hit? Dont tell me Lewis knew that it was going straight to the second baseman

      • RalphieD

        when a ball is absolutellllly crushed at an infielder who barely gets to it, its not the best time to make this comment

  • mbonzo

    OMG when will these hard hit balls not go to the damn infielders!

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    We’re drilling the hell out of Lewis, and have nothing to show for it.

    • mbonzo

      Same as the first game.

    • Hummingbird S.

      3 hard hit balls in 4 innings.. “drilling the hell out of Lewis” is not really accurate.

  • Greg

    BABIP strikes again

  • wow

    luck HAS to run out

    • Kyle

      I’m sure it will when they are in the World Series

    • ShuutoHeat

      Not when you bathe yourself in leprechaun blood and unicorn urine, just ask Elvis Andruus

  • Tom in GA

    at least he hit it hard. some solace there, I s’pose

  • Carlosologist

    Another bullet and another out.

    /nonsense’d

  • Andy

    Why wasn’t grandy stealing? the first thing i said when he got on was steal on the first pitch. I don’t care that he got thrown out the first time. we obviously need to play small ball tonight

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

      Why risk stealing? Cano is up, he’s already in scoring position.

    • It’sATarp

      it wouldn’t have mattered since Cano fouled the first pitch

  • Tom in GA

    that was the hardest hit ball. who else hit it hard? Just A-Rod, right?

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

      Berkman had a liner to Hamilton, too.

    • Adam

      Berkman hit it pretty solidly too.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    why even get mad anymore.. LOL..

    after a while, the BABIP war just tells me that maybe it’s just not in the cards this year

    • jjhammer31

      it’s 1-0. if it was 6-0, i’d be watching netflix right now. 1-0 don’t mean shit.

  • SF Yanks

    Oh, come the eff on already.

    Can we get a little regression to the mean please?!!

  • RKelly39

    Come on, Hughes.

  • Captain Bawls

    I’m fucking convinced. Girardi is sleeping with BABIP’s wife. No other explanation for this nonsense.

  • Adam

    I will also say this, they do need to keep working the count against Lewis and get some runners on base one way or the other.

  • Andy

    Where are all the positive people on this board who told us during the final month of the season that we shouldn’t worry about our offense because we have the best in baseball? I could use some upbeat comments right now.

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

      It’s still a good offense, you know. They struggle sometimes too. It’s baseball. The Phillies haven’t looked all that great either, and they’re a pretty good offense too.

    • Esteban

      The offense was the best in baseball regardless of what happens in this series. Anything can happen in 6 or 7 games.

      • Hummingbird S.

        but the problem is they haven’t been struggling in this series. It’s been going on since the beginning of september.

    • Sheepmeister

      There have been 103 World Series, the Yankees have won 27 of them, but that means they have not won 76 of them. Guess what, after each one of those, the world has not ended and life goes on.

    • jjhammer31

      you want positive. how about the two biggest comebacks in playoff history. one was game 4 1996 ws and one was last week. It’s 1 fucking run. not 5, not 6. it’s 1 run.

  • Tom in GA

    Yanks are losing all their LA privileges unless they make this right

  • RKelly39

    Walks = bad

  • Murakami

    Miserable fucking home-plate ump.

  • Tank Foster

    Bad luck, so far. Running out of time.

  • Esteban

    Do you think MLB dislikes the pitch f/x on TV so that everybody can see how bad umpires’ strike zones are?

    • sangreal

      Been wondering that myself. They certainly don’t seem to refer to it when the calls are bad

  • PsiFighter37

    C’mon…throw a strike, please.

  • nathan

    I know Posada is trying to be “ready” for the steal, but damn he doesnt even try to frame a pitch

  • Tank Foster

    I’m ready for the robots for balls and strikes.

    • Tom in GA

      definitely!

    • nathan

      Trust me, it will be like the BCS fiasco.

      Pitcher would hv to pitch in the strikezone and you will watch 4 hr games with 20 walks

  • Dalelama

    Should have tagged up and run on Posada there…LOL

  • joeytime

    no matter all the shit happening, as i write this its 1-0 and we are getting good swings off lewis… lets keep positive enjoy the game and it will work out in our favor!! Yanks are the best team ever!

  • Cy Pettitte

    god I want to punch Bengie Molina in the face

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

      I’ll hold him down.

      • Jon in CUO

        I think you mean bolt him down.

        • JerseyDutch

          Guy looks like an orange standing on two toothpicks.

  • Murakami

    Tough shit, he doesn’t frame pitches well.

    He has a career 123 OPS+.

    Good luck getting that from another catcher.

  • Esteban

    I don’t know who I hate more. Andrus or this tub of lard MOlina.

    • ShuutoHeat

      I vote Elvis “BABIP is My Bitch” Andrus.

  • Accent Shallow

    Unless someone is warming, stop throwing over and get Molina.

    • Tom in GA

      yes, get Molina, g-d it!

  • mbonzo

    This game is really exciting.

  • JFH

    does anyone know the actual BABIP stats for this series?

    • mbonzo

      I had through Game 4 and it was .360 for the Rangers, and .260 for the Yankees. The Yankees numbers should be the same if not less and the Rangers BABIP should be higher. It was a little under .500 in Game 5.

    • Accent Shallow

      It was posted somewhere upthread.

  • Tom in GA

    yes, in a stomach-churning, miserable kind of way

  • Accent Shallow

    Wow. Is someone warming? Is Hughes hurt?

    Do they really think they can pick off Kinsler, so Molina leads off the 5th?

    • Esteban

      Are those the only two options for why he’s holding Kinsler close?

  • jbkx

    Molina needs one in his ear. Fuck him.

    • Tom in GA

      agreed

  • PsiFighter37

    Come on Phil…put the hitter away…

  • yungsta

    I was reading the comments and it seems we’re down 42 to 0 and everyone on the team has broken legs.

    I don’t know how you watch baseball if it makes you this miserable. You can’t win the WS every freaking year. We had a good season, we’re in the playoffs (as of right now). I wasn’t even sure we would make it past Minny with the way we played in Sept. but I don’t get all little girl whiny about it.

    • Dalelama

      Yeah we should be thrilled to death that we are going no hit by Colby “Fuc****” Lewis.

    • Tom in GA

      it’s interesting how often people want to tell us how we should be reacting or what type of behavious is indicative of true Yankee fans …

  • Murakami

    If being a super defensive catcher were so all important, don’t you think the Yankees, of all franchises, would have prioritized it over having a circular lineup all these years?

    Why on earth are they trying to squeeze some token catching skills out of Montero? Um, I’ll tell you why: because you can get away with a less than stellar defensive catcher if he can slug and get on base.

    You can have your .230 catcher. I’ll take the professional switch-hitter who can win games with his bat.

    • Jon in CUO

      Solid insight. +42

  • Accent Shallow

    Seriously, what the hell is this? No one’s warming, so why stall?

    • Esteban

      Maybe he’s not stalling?

    • nathan

      Game 6

  • JerseyDutch

    I went for a 2-mile jog. Is Molina still up?

  • nathan

    Throw one up and away, he cant get to it

  • jjhammer31

    every pitch to molina is in the strikezone. why?????

  • Mickey Scheister aka the Badabling King

    So is the Rangers pitching THAT good or is the Yankee hitting THAT bad? No hits thru 4 with a crumb bumb on the mound.

    • mbonzo

      Rangers have gotten lucky and caught the hard hit balls somehow. Yankees should still be hitting better.

    • RalphieD

      how is a guy with a 3.72 era and a 3.55 fip, a crumb bumb

  • ThatGuyGreg

    Joe’s just waiting until the Yanks come up to start up the bullpen, right guys?

    RIGHT?

  • PsiFighter37

    Dammit…just throw strike 3 instead of throwing over to 1st all the time.

    ETA: There we go, just as I was typing.

  • ThatGuyGreg

    Lord, about time.

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

    Alright, Philbert. Let’s go, offense, do work.

  • bonestock94

    Sit down tubby

  • Cy Pettitte

    finally that fat fuck goes down

    lets get some damn runs

    • Murakami

      LOL.

  • Murakami

    Philip Joseph Huuuuuuuughes!

  • Mike R

    Hughes continues to throw up zeros.. Really need some of these hard hit balls to fall in soon. Let’s go Yanks!

  • Adam

    Atta boy Hughes-y…let’s go offense, get in this.

  • Accent Shallow

    Hughes deserves all those boos for not going right after Molina.

    Seriously, someone please explain all that stalling to me.

    • Mike R

      He only hit a huge homerun off of AJ Burnett a righty with similar styles and why do you want to give the guy at first a running start.. You don’t gotta keep him close there. He got that the out

    • mbonzo

      Molina went 0-3 in that count. How could he go after him anymore? If you’re talking about the throwing over, plleeasse he did a great job. You’d be complaining that he stole a base if he didn’t check him.

      • Accent Shallow

        No, I’m complaining about all the stepping off and throwing over to a shitty hitter on an 0-2 count.

        • Adam

          Runs are at a premium…in the playoffs you do everything you can to ensure the score stays where it is. Was about Kinsler, not Molina.

          • Accent Shallow

            And if there’s 0 outs or 1 out, I can support that. Or if the count isn’t 0-2.

            If it’s 0-2 against someone like Molina, you attack.

  • Carlosologist

    Lewis is going to get smacked around this inning. I hope so, at least.

  • Esteban

    Paging iyankee paging iyankee

    iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:
    October 22, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    Ok.. Hughes is going to last 4 innings tops. He does not have control and all his pitches are in the zone.

    Shit.

    • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

      Yep. He got it corrected. Since the first inning his pitches have dropped in location where they should be.

      So now you can snoopy dance all you want. Still being no hit by Colby Lewis. Our only base runner has been Granderson via walk.

      • Esteban

        Oh you’re wrong about that now too. Please keep on complaining, it only seems to mean good things.

        • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

          touche’ that was good

    • smurfy

      yeah, man. He looks good, gaining confidence.

  • Stratman9652

    And thats why you say “fuck the runner” when there are two outs, Phillip.

  • nathan

    65 pitches 4 innings 1 ER – Kid is alright

    • yungsta

      It’s called pitching to the jersey

  • JerseyDutch

    We can’t let Colby Freaking Lewis no-hit us any longer.

  • jbkx

    This is when the boys touch up Colby the big dumb dumb.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    AT this point, it really doesn’t matter how well Phil pitches or continues to pitch. Yankees offense has to show up and do something besides 3 up 3 down

  • Tank Foster

    Alex, please.

  • Accent Shallow

    A-Rod looks so bad when he’s swung and missed recently.

    • mbonzo

      He does that so often where he swings and misses in the same at bat that he drills the ball. Theres no telling what he can do in an at bat.

  • Tank Foster

    He’s due. Overdue.

  • Accent Shallow

    There goes the no hitter!

  • JerseyDutch

    Finally.

  • Esteban

    There you go Alex get this shit started

  • PsiFighter37

    There we go!

    Now let’s get a run out of this, team…

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    OMG OMG OMG A GAP! HE FOUND A GAP!

  • Murakami

    MUTHAFUCKING X-TRA BASE HIT!

  • Adam

    Great at-bat, it starts here people.

  • Mike R

    Atta boy A-Rod absolutely drove that ball into left center wooo

  • Cy Pettitte

    YES something FINALLY found some grass

    it’s BERKA BERKA time

  • Hummingbird S.

    Alex!

  • Stratman9652

    Alright boys now just get him in.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Finally! Alright, bring him home boys bring HIM HOME!!!

  • jjhammer31

    how strong is a-rod. that was ridiculous

  • smurfy

    fine blooping, Alex!

  • Carlosologist

    This is why we love you A-Rod.

  • Tank Foster

    Did I say he was due? Overdue? Yes, I did.

  • RKelly39

    A-Rod. CHEA!

  • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

    Now let’s tie this shiznit

    • Sheepmeister

      Actually take the lead with HR.

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

    Thought that was a popout.. and he hit it 375ish feet. Amazing power.

  • jbkx

    Bout time …. screw these twats.

  • nathan

    I freakin hate this AJ. I remember him getting excited about a flyout by a Ranger to Swisher and this bland idiot has no pulse when we break the no-hit bid

  • mbonzo

    Great atbat

  • wow

    here we go.

  • bonestock94

    pathetic and embarrassing no-hitter

  • Mike R

    Wow.. Berkman hit that ball good..

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

    FUCK YOU TBS CAMERA, HONESTLY

  • Cy Pettitte

    is it me or is the zone getting smaller as the game progresses?

  • Alex S

    WOW! i thought that was gone

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Oh come the fuck on.

  • Accent Shallow

    Berkman mere feet from True Yankeedom ™

  • CP

    John Sterling, I hate you.

  • JerseyDutch

    Nice try, Elvis.

  • mbonzo

    Damn I thought that ball was gone… ugh only in Yankee stadium.

  • nathan

    On a warmer night, its a second decker

  • Hummingbird S.

    fuck, I thought that was gone.

  • Murakami

    Damn. Was ready to say that Fat Elvis just left the building.

  • Adam

    Wow..that looked a lot further off the bat.

  • PsiFighter37

    Well-hit ball there. At least we got A-Rod over to 3rd, but damn. I thought that had more legs on it.

  • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

    FUCKING STERLING! Made me think that was fucking gone! “Hit in the air to deep right!” “It is… caught at the track”

  • http://www.onedayonejob.com/ Willy

    Berkman hit that really hard. Wrong part of the park. At least he got Alex over to third.

  • JFH

    i was sure that was an hr

  • Hall and Nokes

    Berks just can’t buy a break.

  • ThatGuyGreg

    Damn, another well hit ball. Let’s get this STARTED.

  • Esteban

    Ahhh shit, almost Lance, almost

  • Frigidevil

    Damn cameras, TBS is sooo bad

  • Cy Pettitte

    passed ball!

  • Carlosologist

    Alex just trots home, my God.

  • mbonzo

    Knowing the Yankees luck theyll reverse the call.

  • Adam

    Wow…this is interesting.

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    Wooooooo tie game!

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

    Lol that would be the only way they get a run.

  • Esteban

    Haha never seen the defensive team argue for a HBP

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

    I will take that.

  • nathan

    How come Molina is still in the game?

  • jbkx

    Washington seems shifty, like he’d rob you for meth $$.

    • wow

      hahahahahaha

  • wow

    lady luck is a lady of the evening

    • Accent Shallow

      At least this game it looks like she’s taking our money.

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    That makes up for the non-HBP against Swish the other day.

  • Esteban

    Robot umps please.

  • http://www.onedayonejob.com/ Willy

    What do we want in this situation? I think the run, right? Run expectancy table anyone?

    • Esteban

      You always want the run.

      • http://www.onedayonejob.com/ Willy

        1st and 3rd with 1 out has a run expectancy of 1.243

        Nobody on and 1 out has a run expectancy of .297. Add the run we got because of it, and that’s 1.297.

        So Swisher’s acting was really only worth .054 runs.

        I think I did that right.

        • Accent Shallow

          Hahahahahaha.

        • smurfy

          a bird in the hand is worth 2.15678 in the bush

  • JerseyDutch

    Sorry, guys. He already made the call.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    This is terrible umpiring.

    Absolutely awful.

    • JerseyDutch

      Shaddup, Smoltz.

      • JerseyDutch

        Oops. Reply fail. Didn’t mean to put that here.

  • Cy Pettitte

    what a shitty call BUT i will take it

  • jjhammer31

    i love swish. he’s the fucking man.

  • Adam

    Payback for the non-HBP of Swish in NY.

  • CP

    Is it a HBP if the ball bounces first?

    • mbonzo

      Yup

  • PsiFighter37

    Wow, lucky break for us. If the ball hits you on a bounce, is that still a hit batsman?

    • sangreal

      If you’re hit by pitch and it doesn’t count as a hit batsman, the ball is dead. No runners can advance

  • cjc

    tell me Washington doesn’t look like some Dave Chappelle crackhead character

    • Esteban

      Tyrone Biggums or Ashy Larry?

    • Carlosologist

      Tyrone!

  • Stratman9652

    High socks giveth and high socks taketh away.

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

    Even if it bounces and hits the batter it’s a HBP?

    • nathan

      if he doesnt swing

      if he swings and gets hit, its not a HBP

  • Tank Foster

    Payback for the HB on Swish in game 4.

  • nathan

    Thats right bitches the luck just changed on ur fat lard ass

  • Alex S

    Go swish! that must have really hurt. i hate getting hit in the shin

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

    lol?

  • RKelly39

    LOL, I love baseball!

  • JFH

    texas got hosed on that

  • Murakami

    Please let this stand. Don’t want to rely on Swish not to expand the zone with a man on third.

  • jjhammer31

    no way the ump at home could have seen that. but the other umps are blind.

  • Hummingbird S.

    screw hits, all we need is a wild pitch.

  • Jack

    I love you, A-Rod.

  • Carlosologist

    Lewis can’t throw strikes, yay!

  • mbonzo

    I’ve never seen Swisher run so hard.

  • http://alex@alex.com alex

    yes

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    that may have been the worst call of the entire postseason.. all we can do is rejoice that we tied it up.. but this is just atrocious

    • JerseyDutch

      Golson’s non-trap was pretty bad.

  • mbonzo

    This is the point where the Yankees’ luck changes.

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

    Luck swinging towards the Yankees for once? Maybe?

  • nathan

    Nice !

  • Cy Pettitte

    POPO!

    babip is OURS

  • jjhammer31

    actually, the ump was looking right at swish’s face. why else would he be making that face. fuck it, the game’s tied.

  • PsiFighter37

    Niiiiiiiiice. One more hit and we got ourselves a lead!

  • Esteban

    Yes, babip increasing.

  • Carlosologist

    Look, BABIP is on our side!

  • Accent Shallow

    WOW.

    Stuff like that really hasn’t been going our way. Sure be nice to get Posada in, take the lead.

  • Mike R

    Hell yah lets keep it going!

  • Murakami

    C’mon, Mr. Thames!

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    Damn, that would have scored A-Rod and Swisher.

    So now the announers can STFU.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Regression is going to pile drive the Rangers back down to earth.

    • Giselle

      Let’s hope so! The rangers have to come crashing back to earth.

  • JFH

    well, TX can’t complain b/c a-rod would’ve scored on that.

  • Adam

    So…Ron Darling, does that make up for your ridiculous comment about Arod not scoring on Swish’s tapper (because that was destined to happen with a runner on third?)

    • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

      It was ridiculous because Swisher wouldn’t have hit the tapper, he would have been on first. Moron.

  • Hummingbird S.

    we are catching breaks now

  • bonestock94

    Well with that hit tex fans can’t bitch too much

  • Stratman9652

    FUCK YES! Finally things are going our way!

  • Esteban

    I think he would have caught that had it not hit the base.

  • Patrick

    I’m sorry, Ron, but there is no guarantee that the AB would have been exactly the same if things happened differently. (That sounds like a Yogi-ism). If A-Rod goes back to 3B, Swisher pulls up his pant leg and says he got hit.

    • rek4gehrig

      I scratched my head when he said that. very very stupid comment

  • jbkx

    How’s it feel not to get every damn break and friendly hop. Texas pricks.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    what do ya know.. the hits are starting to come..

  • Hall and Nokes

    Well I guess that quiets the conspiracy crowd.

  • Accent Shallow

    Holland can’t be as good in this game as he was in the previous game he pitched, can he?

    • bonestock94

      No way.

    • Ed

      He hasn’t been good – he’s been getting hit hard. By my count three smashed line drives, two right at em and one double play, and two or three hard hit balls to deep center. A couple of walks too. Gettin lucky i think

      • Accent Shallow

        That’s Lewis that they’re doing that to.

        Derek Holland is up in the pen, he’s the LH reliever who kept the Rangers in Game 4.

  • C

    the HBP would have been a better outcome, in hindsight…

  • PsiFighter37

    Gah, Thames looks awful out there.

    • jbkx

      He did it like this, did it like that, did with a wiffle ball bat.

  • Hummingbird S.

    missed a cookie Thames.. that was right down the middle.

  • Accent Shallow

    Ohhhhh, Marcus.

  • Esteban

    What are swinging at Thames?

  • Mike R

    Oh god.. Come on Thames you’re better than that..

  • PsiFighter37

    We don’t have anyone better than Thames? He looks terrible out there, just swinging the bat at everything.

    • Stratman9652

      Have you looked at our bench? Who do you suggest Pena? How about Cervelli?

      • PsiFighter37

        It was more a rhetorical question, I know the bats on our bench suck.

  • JFH

    in the end, the non hbp call actually came back to bite us.

    • All Star Carl

      With the way we have been hitting with risp? doubt it.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Honestly, that blown call helped Texas in the long run.

    Cue the Yankee conspiracy theorists.

  • Adam

    It’s beyond me why anyone would ever throw Thames a fastball…Phil needs to put up a quick zero here.

  • Hummingbird S.

    I guess hits with RISP are too much to ask from this offense.

  • C

    wow. maybe the worst swing of the entire series right there. just awful, how can a professional ballplayer swing at that?

    • rek4gehrig

      Thames aint cutting it against the righty

    • Adam

      Because it was an excellent slider, which starts by looking like a fastball on the plate.

    • Esteban

      You know there have been worse swings at worse pitches in baseball history right?

      • Accent Shallow

        The worst swing I’ve ever seen was in this ballpark — Hughes’ gem here in 2009.

        He threw a curve that started outside, and ended in the left-handed batter’s box. Nowhere near a strike.

        Taylor Teagarden swung at it, and missed. He wouldn’t have hit that with a broom.

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

    Alright new game… let’s do this.

  • detroit_yankee

    Thames is totally useless in this series…do we have a better option?

    • Esteban

      Do you want KKKKKearns in there?

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

      Nope.

      • jbkx

        Why not??????????

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

          Because our 23M first baseman got injured.

          Is this that hard to understand?

    • mbonzo

      Kearns? You never know when he’s gonna get hot. If he gets hot next AB yankees win this series. So i’d rather have Thames up there.

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

      Yeah, his name is Mark Teixeira.

    • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

      Remember that time that if it weren’t for Thames, we would have been swept.

      Oh that’s right.

    • Cy Pettitte

      so you want Nunez, Pena, or Kearns?

      • JerseyDutch

        Pena.

  • http://www.onedayonejob.com/ Willy

    The run expectancy of scoring the run and having Swish keep batting was only .054 runs better than if it was HBP. Essentially, either outcome was bad for Texas.

  • detroit_yankee

    4 inning game though – I like our chances.

    Hold em down here Phil and let’s get back to the top in the 6th!

  • C

    very short leash right here Hughes, make it count.

  • Mickey Scheister aka the Badabling King

    Please get someone up in the pen.

  • JFH

    unreal

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

    Hey, look, it’s the 5th inning and Phil Hughes is still out there. Amazing. I was specifically told that this was impossible and wouldn’t happen.

    Who woulda thunk it.

    • Esteban

      Oh, I already called iYankee out on that

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Don’t ever make that throw again.

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

      Why? He had Posada backing up.

  • ThatGuyGreg

    C’mon Hughes, you lazy fuck…

  • Alex S

    it seemed like cano just sort of chucked that

  • mbonzo

    Yankees v. BABIP

    • Hummingbird S.

      That should have been an out. Because of Hughes’ lazyness he was safe. THat is not bad luck, it’s bad D by Phil.

  • Ed

    I this team is setting a record for infield hits in a series

  • rek4gehrig

    o Mark where are you?

  • JerseyDutch

    Oy.

  • Accent Shallow

    Oh jeez.

    Either Berkman has to stay home, or Hughes has to get there faster.

  • C

    way to hustle to first phil. good job.

  • cjc

    ted williams strikes again

  • Stratman9652

    Ouch that kinda sucked.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Come the fuck on Hughes… get to the fucking bag.

  • PsiFighter37

    That sucked. Berkman stays at first, we probably get Moreland.

  • tom

    At least Jorge was backing up. Someone did what they were supposed to

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    Please bunt in a 1-1 game in the 4th. Thanks.

    • Mister Delaware

      I fear it would really calm the Rangers down.

  • U Thant

    Elvis Andrus is a glorified Rafael Santana.

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

    I’ll take the free out, thanks.

  • Hall and Nokes

    Does Tex make that, either by staying at home or grabbing it on the dive?

  • Ed

    Yeah at first I thought that non hit by pitch was a good job by swish to get a run in…. but why the heck wouldn’t you want first and third with one out? Not that you know Posada is going to hit a double but I think that was a bad move

    • nathan

      But there is always the risk of DP with our BABIP luck this series and considering it was Jorge running

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

      Meh, take the run. Swish is still standing at the plate in a hitter’s count, let him use his OBP skills to try to get on base for Posada.

      Take the points.

    • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

      You always take the sure run. That would be silly.

      • Ed

        yeah what am I thinking? want this game too bad to think straight

    • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

      do you split 10′s at the Blackjack tables in Vegas?

  • nathan

    Equal parts blame on Lance, Hughes and Cano for not knowing thats not Tex @ 1B

  • jbkx

    Texas fans acting like the care about baseball in the fall pisses me off.

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

      It’s only because the Cowboys are 1-4 and about to get beatdown by the Giants.

    • Ed

      What pisses me off is how they boo at every ball/strike call that doesn’t go their way. Shows how unfamiliar with the strike zone from the stands they are

    • Cy Pettitte

      everything is bigger in Texas, including the bandwagon

  • Accent Shallow

    Why is he throwing breaking balls? Fastballs, up and in.

  • Esteban

    Well at least Andrus got out.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Damn, how did he make contact with that pitch

  • http://www.onedayonejob.com/ Willy

    Apparently that was “great hitting” by Elvis Andrus.

    • JerseyDutch

      Can you believe that? Darling was slobbering all over Andrus like he hit a grand slam.

      • http://www.onedayonejob.com/ Willy

        Wait, you mean a weak grounder to the right side isn’t worth 4 runs if you’re on the Texas Rangers?

    • nathan

      Come for the analysis get stuck with the stupidity, we invite you to sample the TBS booth

  • ThatGuyGreg

    I wonder if Joe is seeing Hit & Run after Hit & Run and wondering what this magic is.

  • Carlosologist

    If I were Joe, this is Hughes’ final batter. Can’t take any chances with Hamilton looming and he can’t get Young out.

  • JFH

    i went into this postseason expecting nothing. after the mn/ny series, i got my hopes up. now, with the way things have been playing out this series, i wish i had expected nothing. i have become way to emotionally attached to these games. very tense watching phil and the gang under constant pressure.

  • Andy

    I had to get ahead of myself, but if we can get Young out, do we walk Hamilton? Vlad is going to come through at some point.

  • PsiFighter37

    Ugh, D-Rob warming in the bullpen. Given how he’s shat the bed this series, that’s not terribly heartwarming.

  • Mister Delaware

    Logan should be throwing here too. If there are 2 runners on, it should be Hamilton’s biggest PA of the game.

  • Mickey Scheister aka the Badabling King

    C’mon Hughes!

  • Esteban

    Walk Hamilton, get Vlad?

  • PsiFighter37

    Another intentional walk…please don’t throw it away, runner is on 3rd this time.

  • Andy

    I vote to leave Hughes in

  • JerseyDutch

    No more WPs on the IBB, Philster.

  • Tank Foster

    Does every inning have to be so dramatic. I worry about this. To the well once too many? How many times can you get Vlad?

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

    This game is fucking stressful.

  • mbonzo

    Ok.
    BABIP through game 5 time
    Yankees .296
    Rangers .409

    • JFH

      thank you

  • JFH

    hughes at 81 pitches.

  • nathan

    The funniest thing is Mets fans brag about Ron Darling the analyst.

  • jjhammer31

    where was that?

  • JerseyDutch

    Come on, Vladdy, swing at crap.

  • Accent Shallow

    That sure looked like strike 1 to me.

    I am not crazy about walking Hamilton to get to Vlad.

  • Esteban

    Where the hell was that pitch? Holy shit

  • Mister Delaware

    The ump should be pulled before Hughes.

  • Patrick

    Wow, never thought I’d see the day that someone would intentionally walk someone to get to Vlad.

  • PsiFighter37

    Fuck.

  • Alex S

    FML

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    …ouch.

  • Adam

    Wow, where was first pitch?

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    Hook him. Now.

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

    And Ernie Johnson creams his pants!

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

    Bah.

  • Greg

    Hanger

  • nathan

    Compare that call with ARod’s double call

  • Accent Shallow

    And that’s why you don’t walk Hamilton — Hamilton has to put the ball in the seats to do that.

    • Ed

      Is that twice or three times in this series an intentional walk has scored on a double. Kinda sick of that move in the early innings

  • Mickey Scheister aka the Badabling King

    Where the fuck did the first pitch miss?

  • Big Bertha

    You idiot, Girardi. Way to keep putting men on base. Get that bum out of there already. He already cost us game 2!

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

      Yeah, that was Girardi’s fault.

      Gimme a fucking break.

  • Esteban

    Goddamnit, call strike one, entire pitch sequence is different.

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

    Dammit.

    This game sucks balls.

    I’m not seeing it.

  • Stratman9652

    Fuck me sideways.

  • C

    and….hughes is done. couldnt come through in the clutch. oh well.

  • ThatGuyGreg

    Yeah, NOW pull him Joe… jesus frakking christ.

  • JFH

    damn.

  • Carlosologist

    Last I checked, being up 3-1 doesn’t mean you’re up by three.

  • Tank Foster

    That was a strike douche ump

  • cjc

    it was bound to happen keep poking the bear

  • Patrick

    Theme of this series…A Little Too Late.

    IT IS FRICKIN’ VLAD, not Marcus Thames!!!

  • Hummingbird S.

    And just like that Vlad ends our season. Thank you Phil for being horrible.

    • Esteban

      Yep, game’s over. Turn off your TV/radio/internet

    • Carlosologist

      GAMES AREN’T OVER IN THE SIXTH FUCKING INNING

  • http://www.onedayonejob.com/ Willy

    Ugh, I knew Vlad would kill us eventually. We were way too effective against him.

    That missed strike call by the ump really killed Hughes on the at bat.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    batting practice pitch …. not good

  • Anthony Murillo

    Anyone else get really, really annoyed that Ron Washington stands on the top step acting like the third base coach?

    • Gonzo

      I would love for Dave Chappelle to do a Ron Washington skit.

    • Slugger27

      id bet my life savings account and every possession i have that last year wasn’t the “only time” hes ever done cocaine

  • Big Bertha

    Hughes just isn’t ready for these types of big ballgames. Girardi put him in a bad spot.

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

    Let me tell you, the Yankees are playing like shit.

    So disappointing.

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

      It’s Girardi’s fault. How do you put the go ahead run (aka the ALCS MVP) on 1st base? That’s just bad baseball, and trust me, I know bad baseball when I see it.

  • Andy

    I will repost this: “I hate to get ahead of myself, but if we can get Young out, do we walk Hamilton? Vlad is going to come through at some point.” Oh well, it was probably still the right move to walk Hamilton. But this sucks.

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

    thanks ump for missing that first pitch. Wonder if they would have gone with something else there.

  • jjhammer31

    worst pitch hughes threw all game. tough spot for it. still would have liked that first pitch to have been called a strike. Possibly would have given hughes more leeway on the next pitch. I don’t want robot umps. I just want the real umps to have sit in the press room and explain why they suck at their job.

  • Hall and Nokes

    That first pitch was right where it needed to be.

  • Ace

    I would do anything for an ounce of the energy the Rangers are playing with. Anything

  • Greg

    Cant blame Girardi for that. Hughes got Young out.
    IT’s all on Hughes

  • Alex S

    its been a nice season?

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    That hurts, that hurts a lot.

  • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

    Fuck.

  • King of the Troglodytes

    This team shat the bed.

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

    Gotta work for it now… sheesh. Seems like the Yankees just haven’t been able to get that last out.

  • PsiFighter37

    Total bedshitting occurring. Thanks for nothing, D-Rob.

  • bonestock94

    You guys rage-broke RAB.

  • iYankee(next generation from Apple)

    Congrats to the 2010 Yankees. Put together an impressive season and just fell short.

    2011 should be even better.

  • wow

    comeback. right here.

  • Mike R

    Wow… Gonna need some offensive come back to even have a chance in this game.. I dont understand why you proclaim CC is available and bring Robertson in to face Cruz.. I felt like I saw that homerun coming.. Like I said our offense has to pull something out of their ass to give us a chance.

  • Anthony Murillo

    Can’t blame umps. Can’t play BABIP. Can’t blame anyone but the Yankees. They have looked completely out matched in hitting and pitching.

    This is far from over but the Yankees don’t deserve to play in the World Series because Texas simply out played us. Bottom line.

  • Jerome S

    So… our pitching officially shat the bed this series.
    Imagine after that first half when we dominated? What the Fuck happened?
    We can still out hit it, but somebody’s gotta make the outs.

  • King of the Troglodytes

    Good to see Gardner actually swing a bat. Someone must have changed his shitty diaper.

  • Yankees 2011

    That is the game ladies and gentlemen, go Jets!

  • Dalelama

    Brett Gardner really sucks….

  • Mister Delaware

    I wish I had a bucket, Ron.

  • Mike R

    This is looking more and more gloom by the pitch.. Come on lets do something..

  • It’sATarp

    Jeter you better take a goddamn pay cut