ALCS Game Six: Yankees @ Rangers


(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…

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)

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


  1. Kiersten says:

    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.

  2. Big Bertha says:

    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.

  3. Nuke Ladoosh says:

    I have wood.

  4. Frank says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

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

    • Stratman9652 says:


      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.

  5. First Time Poster says:

    We got this.

  6. Sheepmeister says:

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

    Over/Under on total comments for the game: 2350

  7. First Time Poster says:

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

  8. Stratman9652 says:

    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 says:

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

      • Stratman9652 says:

        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.

  9. Carcillo says:

    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!


    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.



  10. YankeesJunkie says:

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

  11. Cy Pettitte says:

    Save us Hugheses

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

  12. Steve O. says:

    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.

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

  14. CP says:

    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.

  15. It Doesnt Matter says:

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

  16. YankeesJunkie says:

    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.

  17. mike c (LETS GO YANK KEEZ) says:

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

  18. YankeesJunkie says:

    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?

  19. All Star Carl says:

    Make it happen Hughes/Offense.

  20. Sheepmeister says:

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


  21. Murakami says:


    What care these roarers for the game, baseball!

  22. Cy Pettitte says:

    Yankees suck chants already

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

    • JerseyDutch says:

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

  23. Murakami says:

    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.

  24. Carlosologist says:

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

  25. Esteban says:

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

    This guy is.

  26. First Time Poster says:

    “I was born free”

  27. 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.

  28. 3Earnhardt says:

    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.

  29. Hall and Nokes says:

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

    /Ben Franklin’d

  30. YankeesJunkie says:

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

  31. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    I gotta get a jacket like that!

  32. JerseyDutch says:

    Sager doing his Joker impersonation today.

  33. YankeesJunkie says:

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

  34. Cy Pettitte says:

    please shut this crowd up early

  35. Nuke LaDoosh says:

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

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


  37. Steve O. says:

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

    • Sheepmeister says:

      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.

  38. YankeesJunkie says:

    Go Yanks!!!

  39. Hall and Nokes says:

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

  40. First Time Poster says:

    Lewis gonna’ LEWS!

  41. YankeesJunkie says:

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

  42. YankeesJunkie says:

    DOOOM!!!! GLOOM!!!!


  43. Accent Shallow says:

    Oh, Jeter . . .

  44. Cy Pettitte says:

    let’s beat the crap out of this carp

  45. Let’s do this, Yankees.

  46. Jake H says:

    Wow one pitch 1 out.

  47. Greg says:

    Who’s surprised at that?

  48. First Time Poster says:

    Mike “Gold Glove” Young.

    Voters gonna’ vote.

  49. YankeesJunkie says:

    Great job by Granderson!!!

  50. C says:

    Good eye, Curtis.

  51. Hall and Nokes says:

    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.

  52. Accent Shallow says:

    I’m ok with first inning walks . . .

  53. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    grandy doing what jeter didnt

  54. Tom says:

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

  55. Hummingbird S. says:

    Can we force the action and have Grandy steal?

  56. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Granderson for our new leadoff hitter please.

  57. YankeesJunkie says:

    Come Yanks!! Not too aggressive!

  58. Greg says:

    Tried to hit and run and Cano missed

  59. Accent Shallow says:

    In Rod We Trust.

  60. Jake H says:

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

  61. Hummingbird S. says:

    Hanging junk, gotta crush that Alex.

  62. Missed a hanger… argh

  63. Jake H says:

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

  64. JobaWockeeZ says:

    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.

  65. First Time Poster says:

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

  66. YankeesJunkie says:

    Can’t do that Granderson!!!

  67. JerseyDutch says:

    Horrible call!

  68. Hall and Nokes says:


  69. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    Alex gets a fresh count. hang another one…

  70. Jake H says:

    wow nice call there ump.

  71. Kevin G. says:

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

    And Grandy was SAFE

  72. First blown call: First inning

  73. First Time Poster says:

    What a gross call…

  74. Esteban says:

    questionable call

  75. Accent Shallow says:

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

  76. Greg says:

    I think he was safe

  77. JobaWockeeZ says:


  78. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  79. Carlosologist says:

    Grandy was safe. The fuck is this bullshit?

  80. All Star Carl says:

    Blown call nice!

  81. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    great start

  82. PsiFighter37 says:

    Pretty sure he was safe…

  83. Shdw says:

    Wow…Totally safe for that angle

  84. YankeesJunkie says:

    I wish I had DVR and sobriety to see that play

  85. Mickey Scheister aka the Badabling King says:

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

  86. Jon in CUO says:

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

  87. wow says:

    Robot Umpires. The jobs won’t be missed.

  88. nathan says:

    Grandy looked safe

  89. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  90. Esteban says:

    Tony Randazzo strikes again

  91. nathan says:

    Very nice of TBS to not show a proper replay

  92. First Time Poster says:

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

  93. Kiersten says:

    Oh way to miss the bae Grandy.

  94. Esteban says:

    Eh he was right. Woops

  95. Frigidevil says:

    Damnit, out on a shitty slide

  96. Greg says:

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

  97. PsiFighter37 says:

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

  98. Hall and Nokes says:

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

  99. Ty says:

    Randazzo-1 All of you-0

  100. nathan says:

    Wonder if the sticky surface is going to be a problem

    One adv: ARod leads off 2nd

  101. Sheepmeister says:

    Someone please get andrus out to lead off.

  102. Accent Shallow says:

    Nice big curve there.

  103. PsiFighter37 says:

    Ugh. Not a good start.

  104. Accent Shallow says:

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


  105. Kiersten says:

    Oh my god fucking Elvis Andrus.

  106. First Time Poster says:

    Great cut-off by Grandy.

  107. Greg says:

    That’s one with two strikes

  108. Esteban says:

    Where were the playing? That was a weird shift.

    Also: I hate Elvis Andrus with a passion

  109. V says:

    Goddamnit, just start drilling Andrus in the fucking knee.

  110. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

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

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

  112. Mickey Scheister aka the Badabling King says:

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

  113. YankeesJunkie says:

    Fuck Elvis Andrus!!!

  114. Accent Shallow says:

    I really do not like Young.

  115. adeel says:

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

  116. Carlosologist says:

    Our version of the antlers/claws is better.

  117. C says:

    Come on Hughesy, you got this

  118. PsiFighter37 says:

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

  119. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

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


  120. nathan says:

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

  121. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  122. Accent Shallow says:

    Two strikes, be nice to retire Young here.

  123. Esteban says:

    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?

  124. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    another good hook, phil is phine

  125. Greg says:

    Again with two strikes. Phil needs a putaway pitch

  126. Sheepmeister says:

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

    • RSA says:

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

  127. B says:

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

  128. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  129. P12 says:

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

  130. Stratman9652 says:

    I would love to see Andrus picked off again.

  131. Accent Shallow says:

    That was a nice pitch.

  132. Esteban says:

    That’s the way to put them away

  133. YankeesJunkie says:

    Great K by Hughes

  134. B says:

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

  135. Get out of this Phillip, set the tone.

  136. YankeesJunkie says:

    Good time for a double play

  137. PsiFighter37 says:

    Need a double-play ball here…

  138. C says:

    His fastball keeps tailing over the plate. Not good.

  139. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  140. Accent Shallow says:

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

  141. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

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

  142. Need a Vladdy special right here

  143. Hall and Nokes says:

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

  144. Kiersten says:

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

  145. Hall and Nokes says:

    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.

  146. B says:

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

  147. Accent Shallow says:

    And that graphic is the story of the series.

  148. Greg says:

    Rangers .362 with RISP

  149. PsiFighter37 says:

    Great, playing from behind again.

  150. Greg says:

    Nice send by Washington to avoid the double

  151. ThatGuyGreg says:

    God dammit.

  152. YankeesJunkie says:

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

  153. Carlosologist says:

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

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

  155. Stratman9652 says:

    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.

  156. nathan says:

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

  157. E MILLS says:

    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)

  158. PsiFighter37 says:

    Goddammit, throw some strikes Phil.

  159. Kiersten says:

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

  160. Big Bertha says:

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

  161. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    That was a long hard 23 pitches.

  162. Hall and Nokes says:

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

  163. YankeesJunkie says:

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

  164. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    I thought the Rangers were a hockey team. Weird.

  165. C says:

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

  166. Nuke LaDoosh says:

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

  167. Stratman9652 says:

    Cool, Swish is still rocking the high socks.

  168. adeel says:

    That will be the last run Texas scores in 2010.

  169. B says:

    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.

  170. 1 run against Colby Lewis? DOOOOOOOOOMED

  171. Hummingbird S. says:

    Down 1 doesn’t seem so bad.

  172. JerseyDutch says:

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

  173. E MILLS says:

    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

  174. It'sATarp says:

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

  175. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    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?

  176. bonestock94 says:

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

  177. B says:

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

  178. Kiersten says:

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

  179. adeel says:

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

  180. First Time Poster says:

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

  181. First Time Poster says:


  182. Cy Pettitte says:

    i fucking hate Andrus

  183. Kiersten says:


  184. Renny Baseball says:


  185. Accent Shallow says:

    Is this going to be just like Game 2?

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

  186. Alex S says:


  187. Greg says:

    Elvis Andrus- 2015 Yankee

  188. Mickey Scheister aka the Badabling King says:

    I hope Andrus pulls a hammy today.

  189. Fuck you Andrus, seriously.

  190. Hall and Nokes says:

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

  191. Esteban says:

    Go to hell Andrus

  192. Carlosologist says:

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

    • A-Rod's Hip says:

      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

    • Mr. Sparkle says:

      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.

  193. SF Yanks says:

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

  194. A-Rod's Hip says:

    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

  195. adeel says:

    the baseball gods are watching.

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

  196. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    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.

  197. Kiersten says:

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

  198. It'sATarp says:

    Rangers made a deal with the BABIP devil

  199. Hummingbird S. says:

    Colby Lewis dominating with his 89mph fastball.

  200. nathan says:

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

  201. jbkx says:

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

    Burn’em out Nolan

  202. first time lawng time says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

      We’re doomed. Doomed, I tells ya!

  203. Stratman9652 says:

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

  204. PsiFighter37 says:

    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 says:

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

  205. Andy says:

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

  206. JerseyDutch says:

    No UPS, that’s annoying.

  207. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    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

  208. first time lawng time says:

    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?

  209. jjhammer31 says:

    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

  210. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    Babitch reversing…

  211. jjhammer31 says:

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

  212. JerseyDutch says:

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

  213. Accent Shallow says:

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

  214. Kiersten says:

    That wasn’t a strike, but thanks ump.

  215. Cy Pettitte says:

    grab some bench, bitch

  216. Accent Shallow says:

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

  217. ThatGuyGreg says:

    Got away with a K on that one

  218. PsiFighter37 says:

    That was a lucky strikeout…that was definitely outside…

  219. Hall and Nokes says:

    Brian Gorman has an awful zone tonight. Please note.

  220. JerseyDutch says:

    Wow, horrible call. In our favor at least.

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

  222. vin says:

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

  223. Esteban says:

    Wow terrible call. Waaaay outside

  224. A-Rod's Hip says:

    Nice outside corner

    we need SOMETHING to combat this BABIP war

  225. jjhammer31 says:

    wow. like that k zone

  226. Greg says:

    He gave that outside corner that hurt Swisher

  227. ShuutoHeat says:

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

  228. Kiersten says:

    Nice bounceback inning!

  229. Good inning, Philbert.

  230. Esteban says:

    iYankee, what do you think now?

  231. Cy Pettitte says:

    good inning

  232. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    easy inning for Phil Huuuuuuuughes

  233. Gonzo says:

    That was good.

  234. Carlosologist says:

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

  235. C says:

    Great rebound inning for the Hughester

  236. PsiFighter37 says:

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

  237. mbonzo says:

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

  238. Accent Shallow says:

    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.

  239. Stratman9652 says:

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

  240. JerseyDutch says:

    A vineyard?

  241. jjhammer31 says:

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

  242. vin says:

    Nice work, St. Phil.


    A vineyard? Give me a break.

  243. SF Yanks says:

    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.

  244. Esteban says:

    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.

  245. Kiersten says:

    go go gadget OFFENSE!

  246. Hall and Nokes says:

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


  247. nathan says:

    Come on Jorge

  248. Hummingbird S. says:

    Can we get some offense now?

  249. Once of these hits will fall…. right

  250. JerseyDutch says:

    Some hits would be nice…

  251. PsiFighter37 says:

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

  252. wow says:

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

  253. Accent Shallow says:

    Alright Brett, do some work please.

  254. cnicnyrnyy says:

    so we want colby lewis to pitch a CG?

  255. Sheepmeister says:

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

  256. C says:

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

  257. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

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

  258. Greg says:

    His location is excellent

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

  260. Murakami says:

    Little Bitch needs to get on here and steal second.

  261. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    Just being abused right now by Colby Lewis.

  262. PsiFighter37 says:

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

  263. Mr. Sparkle says:

    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.

  264. Accent Shallow says:

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

  265. mbonzo says:

    HUUUUUGGGEEEE strikezone to the leftys.

  266. Greg says:

    No heart at all

  267. bonestock94 says:

    Please don’t make him look like a superhero

  268. ThatGuyGreg says:

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

  269. Jake H says:

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

  270. Just awful at-bats that inning. Terrible.

  271. Andy says:

    Hahaha is this is fucking joke?

  272. All Star Carl says:

    Why the hell is BG still playing?

  273. Murakami says:

    No such luck. Making Colby look way too good.

  274. C says:

    Absolutely awful. Step it up Yanks.

  275. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    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.

    • 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) says:

        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 says:

      3 innings relax

  276. Andy says:

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

  277. Andy says:

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

  278. rek4gehrig says:

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

  279. jjhammer31 says:

    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.

  280. el malo says:

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

  281. mbonzo says:



  282. batman says:

    gardner hates to swing the bat

  283. Accent Shallow says:

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

  284. SF Yanks says:

    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.

  285. Dalelama says:

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

  286. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  287. Mariano's Pimp Hand says:

    33 pitches through 3 innings.

  288. J-Livin' says:

    This strike zone is a joke

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

  290. Murakami says:

    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?

  291. Sheepmeister says:

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

  292. Mr. Sparkle says:

    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.

    • 1) Colby Lewis is not a scrub

      2) Kenny Rodgers in 2006

      • Mr. Sparkle says:

        1) Sure he is.

        2) Good call.

      • Hummingbird S. says:


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

        • Mr. Sparkle says:

          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.

  293. PsiFighter37 says:

    Didn’t give Phil the outside corner this time…

  294. Cy Pettitte says:

    so now that’s not a strike now?

  295. Accent Shallow says:

    You can’t walk a garbage hitter like Moreland.

  296. jbkx says:

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

  297. Esteban says:

    Rudy’s in Texas, we’re ok

  298. Sam P. says:

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

  299. nathan says:

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

  300. PsiFighter37 says:

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

  301. Walking the #9 batter with this zone… unreal.

    • Sheepmeister says:

      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.

  302. Big Bertha says:

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

  303. joeytime says:

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

  304. Accent Shallow says:

    I guess hope Andrus hits it right to Jeter.

  305. Jake H says:

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

  306. Tom says:

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

  307. Greg says:

    Washington’s doing everything right

  308. Accent Shallow says:

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

  309. PsiFighter37 says:

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

  310. Frank says:

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

  311. PsiFighter37 says:

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

  312. Accent Shallow says:

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

  313. JerseyDutch says:

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

  314. Kiersten says:

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

  315. Kiersten says:

    Are you kidding me???

  316. JerseyDutch says:

    Dumb ass.

  317. Big Bertha says:


  318. Accent Shallow says:

    Walking Hamilton here definitely feels like overthinking.

  319. Adam says:


  320. Cy Pettitte says:

    Hughes you retard….

  321. PsiFighter37 says:

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

  322. joeytime says:


  323. Alex S says:

    thats fucking pathetic

  324. Mike R says:

    Oh god…

  325. C says:

    What the fuck.

  326. Gonzo says:

    That’s a dikfur.

  327. RKelly39 says:


  328. rek4gehrig says:

    Comedy of horrors

  329. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    oh fucking hell. Really? Really?

  330. nathan says:

    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

  331. Anthony Murillo says:

    Ernie Johnson scared the shit out of me….

  332. Big Bertha says:

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

  333. sangreal says:

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

  334. Carlosologist says:


  335. Greg says:

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

  336. A-Rod's Hip says:

    Phil…. you’re kidding me, right?

  337. Kiersten says:

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

  338. PsiFighter37 says:

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

  339. Esteban says:

    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

  340. Accent Shallow says:

    Cutter away?

  341. jjhammer31 says:

    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.

  342. Carlosologist says:

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

  343. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    hitting a bounced pitch is freaking ridiculous

  344. nathan says:

    So everyone off the ledge again huh

  345. JerseyDutch says:

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

  346. Esteban says:


    • Jon in CUO says:

      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 says:

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

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

  348. Cy Pettitte says:

    time for things to start turning

  349. PsiFighter37 says:

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

  350. ThatGuyGreg says:

    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.

  351. Jon in CUO says:

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

  352. jjhammer31 says:

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

  353. Adam says:

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

  354. Frank says:

    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.

  355. Hall and Nokes says:

    Things that I consider completely meaningless:

    1. That intentional walk WP.

  356. Sheepmeister says:

    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 says:

      No, Our offense cant be trusted at this point

    • Accent Shallow says:

      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 says:

      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 says:

        Oh, absolutely.

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

    • Mr. Sparkle says:

      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.

  357. JerseyDutch says:

    Let’s go, boys.

  358. SF Yanks says:

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

  359. PsiFighter37 says:

    What a weak hack by Derek. Sigh…

  360. RKelly39 says:

    Are they pressing or is Colby Lewis really this good?

  361. nathan says:

    Come on boys lets get a hit this inning

  362. Will says:

    Granderson solo jack…. calling it now

  363. Esteban says:

    This bro has a terrible strike zone. Eesh.

  364. Hall and Nokes says:

    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.

  365. Tom in GA says:

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

  366. Accent Shallow says:

    Ump has an absurd strike zone.

  367. jjhammer31 says:

    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.

  368. SF Yanks says:

    I can use a base hit anytime now…

  369. PsiFighter37 says:

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

  370. Tom in GA says:

    Granderson for MVP

  371. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    Grandy – Yankees most effective weapon.

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

  373. Cy Pettitte says:

    Grandyman is like the only one having good ABs

  374. mbonzo says:

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

  375. jjhammer31 says:

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

  376. nathan says:

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

  377. jbkx says:

    Lewis looks like the doofy cousin no one claims.

  378. Carlosologist says:

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


  379. PsiFighter37 says:


  380. Esteban says:


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

  382. nathan says:

    Now that’s rotten luck

  383. Adam says:

    Seriously ridiculous how many bullets are hit right at people.

  384. RKelly39 says:

    We’re getting NO breaks on offense. NONE.

  385. Frigidevil says:

    The BABIP gods fucking hate us

  386. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    Just not in the cards for the Yankees to win.

  387. Cy Pettitte says:

    wow fuck this

  388. RalphieD says:

    damn..cano smoked the hellllll out of that ball

  389. Hummingbird S. says:

    best offense in the majors, right

    • nathan says:

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

      • RalphieD says:

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

  390. mbonzo says:

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

  391. swisher's fauxhawk says:

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

  392. Greg says:

    BABIP strikes again

  393. wow says:

    luck HAS to run out

  394. Tom in GA says:

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

  395. Carlosologist says:

    Another bullet and another out.


  396. Andy says:

    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

  397. Tom in GA says:

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

  398. A-Rod's Hip says:

    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

  399. SF Yanks says:

    Oh, come the eff on already.

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

  400. RKelly39 says:

    Come on, Hughes.

  401. Captain Bawls says:

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

  402. Adam says:

    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.

  403. Andy says:

    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.

    • 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 says:

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

      • Hummingbird S. says:

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

    • Sheepmeister says:

      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 says:

      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.

  404. Tom in GA says:

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

  405. RKelly39 says:

    Walks = bad

  406. Murakami says:

    Miserable fucking home-plate ump.

  407. Tank Foster says:

    Bad luck, so far. Running out of time.

  408. Esteban says:

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

  409. PsiFighter37 says:

    C’mon…throw a strike, please.

  410. nathan says:

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

  411. Tank Foster says:

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

  412. Dalelama says:

    Should have tagged up and run on Posada there…LOL

  413. joeytime says:

    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!

  414. Cy Pettitte says:

    god I want to punch Bengie Molina in the face

  415. Murakami says:

    Tough shit, he doesn’t frame pitches well.

    He has a career 123 OPS+.

    Good luck getting that from another catcher.

  416. Esteban says:

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

  417. Accent Shallow says:

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

  418. mbonzo says:

    This game is really exciting.

  419. JFH says:

    does anyone know the actual BABIP stats for this series?

    • mbonzo says:

      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 says:

      It was posted somewhere upthread.

  420. Tom in GA says:

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

  421. Accent Shallow says:

    Wow. Is someone warming? Is Hughes hurt?

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

  422. jbkx says:

    Molina needs one in his ear. Fuck him.

  423. PsiFighter37 says:

    Come on Phil…put the hitter away…

  424. yungsta says:

    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 says:

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

    • Tom in GA says:

      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 …

  425. Murakami says:

    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.

  426. Accent Shallow says:

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

  427. JerseyDutch says:

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

  428. nathan says:

    Throw one up and away, he cant get to it

  429. jjhammer31 says:

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

  430. Mickey Scheister aka the Badabling King says:

    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.

  431. ThatGuyGreg says:

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


  432. PsiFighter37 says:

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

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

  433. ThatGuyGreg says:

    Lord, about time.

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

  435. bonestock94 says:

    Sit down tubby

  436. Cy Pettitte says:

    finally that fat fuck goes down

    lets get some damn runs

  437. Murakami says:

    Philip Joseph Huuuuuuuughes!

  438. Mike R says:

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

  439. Adam says:

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

  440. Accent Shallow says:

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

    Seriously, someone please explain all that stalling to me.

    • Mike R says:

      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 says:

      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 says:

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

        • Adam says:

          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 says:

            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.

  441. Carlosologist says:

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

  442. Esteban says:

    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.


    • iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

      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.

    • smurfy says:

      yeah, man. He looks good, gaining confidence.

  443. Stratman9652 says:

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

  444. nathan says:

    65 pitches 4 innings 1 ER – Kid is alright

  445. JerseyDutch says:

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

  446. jbkx says:

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

  447. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    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

  448. Tank Foster says:

    Alex, please.

  449. Accent Shallow says:

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

    • mbonzo says:

      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.

  450. Tank Foster says:

    He’s due. Overdue.

  451. Accent Shallow says:

    There goes the no hitter!

  452. JerseyDutch says:


  453. Esteban says:

    There you go Alex get this shit started

  454. PsiFighter37 says:

    There we go!

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

  455. Kiersten says:


  456. Murakami says:


  457. Adam says:

    Great at-bat, it starts here people.

  458. Mike R says:

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

  459. Cy Pettitte says:

    YES something FINALLY found some grass

    it’s BERKA BERKA time

  460. Hummingbird S. says:


  461. Stratman9652 says:

    Alright boys now just get him in.

  462. ShuutoHeat says:

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

  463. jjhammer31 says:

    how strong is a-rod. that was ridiculous

  464. smurfy says:

    fine blooping, Alex!

  465. Carlosologist says:

    This is why we love you A-Rod.

  466. Tank Foster says:

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

  467. RKelly39 says:

    A-Rod. CHEA!

  468. Marc says:

    Now let’s tie this shiznit

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

  470. jbkx says:

    Bout time …. screw these twats.

  471. nathan says:

    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

  472. mbonzo says:

    Great atbat

  473. wow says:

    here we go.

  474. bonestock94 says:

    pathetic and embarrassing no-hitter

  475. Mike R says:

    Wow.. Berkman hit that ball good..


  477. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  478. Alex S says:

    WOW! i thought that was gone

  479. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Oh come the fuck on.

  480. Accent Shallow says:

    Berkman mere feet from True Yankeedom ™

  481. CP says:

    John Sterling, I hate you.

  482. JerseyDutch says:

    Nice try, Elvis.

  483. mbonzo says:

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

  484. nathan says:

    On a warmer night, its a second decker

  485. Hummingbird S. says:

    fuck, I thought that was gone.

  486. Murakami says:

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

  487. Adam says:

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

  488. PsiFighter37 says:

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

  489. Marc says:

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

  490. Willy says:

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

  491. JFH says:

    i was sure that was an hr

  492. Hall and Nokes says:

    Berks just can’t buy a break.

  493. ThatGuyGreg says:

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

  494. Esteban says:

    Ahhh shit, almost Lance, almost

  495. Frigidevil says:

    Damn cameras, TBS is sooo bad

  496. Cy Pettitte says:

    passed ball!

  497. Carlosologist says:

    Alex just trots home, my God.

  498. mbonzo says:

    Knowing the Yankees luck theyll reverse the call.

  499. Adam says:

    Wow…this is interesting.

  500. Kiersten says:

    Wooooooo tie game!

  501. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  502. Esteban says:

    Haha never seen the defensive team argue for a HBP

  503. Jake H says:

    I will take that.

  504. nathan says:

    How come Molina is still in the game?

  505. jbkx says:

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

  506. wow says:

    lady luck is a lady of the evening

  507. Kiersten says:

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

  508. Esteban says:

    Robot umps please.

  509. Willy says:

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

  510. JerseyDutch says:

    Sorry, guys. He already made the call.

  511. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    This is terrible umpiring.

    Absolutely awful.

  512. Cy Pettitte says:

    what a shitty call BUT i will take it

  513. jjhammer31 says:

    i love swish. he’s the fucking man.

  514. Adam says:

    Payback for the non-HBP of Swish in NY.

  515. CP says:

    Is it a HBP if the ball bounces first?

  516. PsiFighter37 says:

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

    • sangreal says:

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

  517. cjc says:

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

  518. Stratman9652 says:

    High socks giveth and high socks taketh away.

  519. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  520. Tank Foster says:

    Payback for the HB on Swish in game 4.

  521. nathan says:

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

  522. Alex S says:

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

  523. RKelly39 says:

    LOL, I love baseball!

  524. JFH says:

    texas got hosed on that

  525. Murakami says:

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

  526. jjhammer31 says:

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

  527. Hummingbird S. says:

    screw hits, all we need is a wild pitch.

  528. Jack says:

    I love you, A-Rod.

  529. Carlosologist says:

    Lewis can’t throw strikes, yay!

  530. mbonzo says:

    I’ve never seen Swisher run so hard.

  531. A-Rod's Hip says:

    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

  532. mbonzo says:

    This is the point where the Yankees’ luck changes.

  533. Luck swinging towards the Yankees for once? Maybe?

  534. nathan says:

    Nice !

  535. Cy Pettitte says:


    babip is OURS

  536. jjhammer31 says:

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

  537. PsiFighter37 says:

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

  538. Esteban says:

    Yes, babip increasing.

  539. Carlosologist says:

    Look, BABIP is on our side!

  540. Accent Shallow says:


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

  541. Mike R says:

    Hell yah lets keep it going!

  542. Murakami says:

    C’mon, Mr. Thames!

  543. Kiersten says:

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

    So now the announers can STFU.

  544. ShuutoHeat says:

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

  545. JFH says:

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

  546. Adam says:

    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?)

  547. Hummingbird S. says:

    we are catching breaks now

  548. bonestock94 says:

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

  549. Stratman9652 says:

    FUCK YES! Finally things are going our way!

  550. Esteban says:

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

  551. Patrick says:

    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.

  552. jbkx says:

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

  553. A-Rod's Hip says:

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

  554. Hall and Nokes says:

    Well I guess that quiets the conspiracy crowd.

  555. Accent Shallow says:

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

    • bonestock94 says:

      No way.

    • Ed says:

      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 says:

        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.

  556. C says:

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

  557. PsiFighter37 says:

    Gah, Thames looks awful out there.

  558. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  559. Accent Shallow says:

    Ohhhhh, Marcus.

  560. Esteban says:

    What are swinging at Thames?

  561. Mike R says:

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

  562. PsiFighter37 says:

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

  563. JFH says:

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

  564. swisher's fauxhawk says:

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

    Cue the Yankee conspiracy theorists.

  565. Adam says:

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

  566. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  567. C says:

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

    • rek4gehrig says:

      Thames aint cutting it against the righty

    • Adam says:

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

    • Esteban says:

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

      • Accent Shallow says:

        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.

  568. Alright new game… let’s do this.

  569. detroit_yankee says:

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

  570. Willy says:

    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.

  571. detroit_yankee says:

    4 inning game though – I like our chances.

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

  572. C says:

    very short leash right here Hughes, make it count.

  573. Mickey Scheister aka the Badabling King says:

    Please get someone up in the pen.

  574. 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.

  575. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Don’t ever make that throw again.

  576. ThatGuyGreg says:

    C’mon Hughes, you lazy fuck…

  577. Alex S says:

    it seemed like cano just sort of chucked that

  578. mbonzo says:

    Yankees v. BABIP

    • Hummingbird S. says:

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

  579. Ed says:

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

  580. rek4gehrig says:

    o Mark where are you?

  581. JerseyDutch says:


  582. Accent Shallow says:

    Oh jeez.

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

  583. C says:

    way to hustle to first phil. good job.

  584. cjc says:

    ted williams strikes again

  585. Stratman9652 says:

    Ouch that kinda sucked.

  586. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  587. PsiFighter37 says:

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

  588. tom says:

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

  589. Kiersten says:

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

  590. U Thant says:

    Elvis Andrus is a glorified Rafael Santana.

  591. I’ll take the free out, thanks.

  592. Hall and Nokes says:

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

  593. Ed says:

    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

  594. nathan says:

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

  595. jbkx says:

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

  596. Accent Shallow says:

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

  597. Esteban says:

    Well at least Andrus got out.

  598. Hummingbird S. says:

    Damn, how did he make contact with that pitch

  599. Willy says:

    Apparently that was “great hitting” by Elvis Andrus.

  600. ThatGuyGreg says:

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

  601. Carlosologist says:

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

  602. JFH says:

    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.

  603. Andy says:

    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.

  604. PsiFighter37 says:

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

  605. Mister Delaware says:

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

  606. Mickey Scheister aka the Badabling King says:

    C’mon Hughes!

  607. Esteban says:

    Walk Hamilton, get Vlad?

  608. PsiFighter37 says:

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

  609. Andy says:

    I vote to leave Hughes in

  610. JerseyDutch says:

    No more WPs on the IBB, Philster.

  611. Tank Foster says:

    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?

  612. poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag says:

    This game is fucking stressful.

  613. mbonzo says:

    BABIP through game 5 time
    Yankees .296
    Rangers .409

  614. JFH says:

    hughes at 81 pitches.

  615. nathan says:

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

  616. jjhammer31 says:

    where was that?

  617. JerseyDutch says:

    Come on, Vladdy, swing at crap.

  618. Accent Shallow says:

    That sure looked like strike 1 to me.

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

  619. Esteban says:

    Where the hell was that pitch? Holy shit

  620. Mister Delaware says:

    The ump should be pulled before Hughes.

  621. Patrick says:

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

  622. PsiFighter37 says:


  623. swisher's fauxhawk says:


  624. Adam says:

    Wow, where was first pitch?

  625. And Ernie Johnson creams his pants!

  626. Greg says:


  627. nathan says:

    Compare that call with ARod’s double call

  628. Accent Shallow says:

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

    • Ed says:

      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

  629. Mickey Scheister aka the Badabling King says:

    Where the fuck did the first pitch miss?

  630. Big Bertha says:

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

  631. Esteban says:

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

  632. poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag says:


    This game sucks balls.

    I’m not seeing it.

  633. Stratman9652 says:

    Fuck me sideways.

  634. C says:

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

  635. ThatGuyGreg says:

    Yeah, NOW pull him Joe… jesus frakking christ.

  636. Carlosologist says:

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

  637. Tank Foster says:

    That was a strike douche ump

  638. cjc says:

    it was bound to happen keep poking the bear

  639. Patrick says:

    Theme of this series…A Little Too Late.

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

  640. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  641. Willy says:

    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.

  642. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

    batting practice pitch …. not good

  643. Anthony Murillo says:

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

  644. Big Bertha says:

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

  645. poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag says:

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

    So disappointing.

    • 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.

  646. Andy says:

    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.

  647. Jake H says:

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

  648. jjhammer31 says:

    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.

  649. Hall and Nokes says:

    That first pitch was right where it needed to be.

  650. Ace says:

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

  651. Greg says:

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

  652. Alex S says:

    its been a nice season?

  653. Kiersten says:

    That hurts, that hurts a lot.

  654. King of the Troglodytes says:

    This team shat the bed.

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

  656. PsiFighter37 says:

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

  657. bonestock94 says:

    You guys rage-broke RAB.

  658. iYankee(next generation from Apple) says:

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

    2011 should be even better.

  659. wow says:

    comeback. right here.

  660. Mike R says:

    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.

  661. Anthony Murillo says:

    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.

  662. Jerome S says:

    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.

  663. King of the Troglodytes says:

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

  664. Yankees 2011 says:

    That is the game ladies and gentlemen, go Jets!

  665. Dalelama says:

    Brett Gardner really sucks….

  666. Mister Delaware says:

    I wish I had a bucket, Ron.

  667. Mike R says:

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

  668. It'sATarp says:

    Jeter you better take a goddamn pay cut