Oct
16

ALCS Game Two: Yankees @ Rangers

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The best and worst thing about baseball is that you play every day. With a quick turn around following last night’s monumental come-from-behind win, the Yankees will get a chance to go right back out and continue to pile on again the Rangers. Of course Texas will have a chance to forget about last night’s disaster and get themselves headed in the right direction this afternoon as well. Either way, hooray baseball.

Guaranteed to go back to New York and face Cliff Lee with the series no worse than tied in Game Three, the Yanks will hand the ball off to Phil Hughes today. His track record in Arlington is impressive (15.1IP, 3 H, 0 R, 4 BB, 13 K) but that means nothing. It’s two starts and one relief appearance spread across four seasons. Indicative of nothing. As we saw last night with CC Sabathia, the key for Hughes is going to be getting ahead in the count, because if he falls behind and is forced to throw fastballs over the plate, the Rangers will rip him to shreds.

Colby Lewis gets the ball for Texas coming off a strong year after returning from Japan. The Yanks have faced him before but it was like, eight years ago, so it doesn’t matter. He can miss bats with four pitches (8.8 K/9), but the Rays showed that he’s beatable in the ALDS. A patient Yankee team will force him to throw the ball in the zone if he’s not getting the calls on the corners. Like Game One, the idea is to wait him out and go to work on the lolpen.

I’d link you to the appropriate FanGraphs previews like I usually do, but I guess we aren’t getting them today. For shame. Here’s the lineups…

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

Phil Hughes, SP (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, SP (12-13, 3.72 ERA)

First pitch is scheduled for 4:00pm ET, and can be seen on TBS. Enjoy.

Categories : Game Threads, Playoffs

1,117 Comments

  1. Pat D says:

    Cliff Lee is a cheater!!!

  2. baravelli says:

    So, does a late game rally invoke the Paul O’Neill rule even if the comeback succeeds, or does it only apply when it falls short?

  3. FIPster Doofus says:

    Chase Lewis early and this series is pretty much over, so hopefully the offense from last night’s eighth inning shows up from the start today.

  4. Guest says:

    lolpen. Nice. In all seriousness, did Washington forget that Ugando existed? Was he kidnapped before the game? Strange days.

    • bexarama says:

      the weird thing about the Rangers pen is that it’s actually a really good bullpen but last night it was downright Bostonian/Arizonian (okay, there’s no comparison to how bad the Arizona bullpen was this year).

  5. So Bexy and I are (finally) meeting on Monday, for the game. Can’t wait.

  6. Carlosologist says:

    This game should be fun. Monday we are going to beat Cliff Lee for the final time.

  7. Zack says:

    Anyone else find it strange that the ALCS will have 2 games completed before the NLCS starts their first?

  8. JerseyDutch says:

    A little humor before the game:

    http://www.theonion.com/articl.....oun,18271/

  9. All Star Carl says:

    Time to go up 2-0 Yankees

  10. cano is the bro says:

    yankees are a good looking team.

    no homo…

    • bexarama says:

      Without babbling on about it, and recognizing that I would still watch them even if they looked like trolls: Yep.

    • Jose the Satirist says:

      Please don’t make the “no homo” comment.

      • Bruce says:

        Don’t be gay.

        • pete says:

          if this is a joke, it’s not particularly funny.

          if it’s not, jesus.

        • Mike Axisa says:

          What are you, 12?

          • Bruce says:

            Mike, would it make you feel better if I was a thirteen-year-old kid?

            The comment was on purpose to get what I knew would be the obvious reaction. Gay is a term that originally meant “happy.” For decades now it’s also been a term that refers to sexual orientation. There is now a third developing definition, although not quite dictionary-worthy yet, that refers to something “off base.”

            Apparently on this board it’s okay to attack and make fun of an entire group of people because they’re from the south or they’re from Texas. Yet the PC police gets bent out of shape if they think there’s an attack on sexual orientation. Both are wrong. Yet it’s not uncommon on this board for people to get away with attacking entire groups of people without comment, unless it’s about sexual orientation.

            What I ask from you is that you be consistent. Neither is okay.

            • pete says:

              You’re comparing making fun of a fanbase of the opposing team on a Yankees blog to attacking a sexual orientation on a Yankees blog?

              • Bruce says:

                Yes, because many use that as an excuse to attack an area of people, hiding behind the “team excuse.”

                By your reasoning, it would be okay if the Yankees play San Francisco to bring up sexual orientation since many estimates have the gay population of that city in the 30-50 percent range. That would be nonsense.

                It’s wrong on all fronts to attack groups of people. Now, I’m not that inflexible, but if this blog is going to go crazy when one group is attacked, then be consistent.

                • pete says:

                  I dunno. I’m generally not very sensitive to things so i don’t mind any forms of making fun of people, whether individual or demographic, so long as there are no underlying prejudices involved. When the attacks are indicative of a major general societal problem, though, that’s when i get pissed off.

    • pete says:

      No need for “no homo” there, but yeah.

  11. V says:

    Oh, Jeter. Always have to love swinging at garbage to start the game.

  12. V says:

    He saw 1 strike, and swung at two balls. Ouch.

  13. Kiersten says:

    Where is everyone today?

  14. V says:

    And…. the umpire has a wide strike zone. Hope Hughes gets that call.

  15. Carlosologist says:

    Even though Jeter struck out rather embarrassingly, I think he has a good game today. I’m calling an offensive outburst the second time through the order.

  16. bexarama says:

    Are we doooooomed again yet

  17. Esteban says:

    Uh oh, they got out 1-2-3, are the trolls going to come out?

    • Jose the Satirist says:

      It was probably better they got out 1-2-3. It prevents me from having to see Choke-Rod fail miserably.

      • Esteban says:

        that’s true. But he might have tried to hog all the glory and hit a homerun. Remember, he’s selfish too.

  18. All Star Carl says:

    New thread for good luck please

  19. Cy Pettitte says:

    only game 2 and these extended commercial break are already annoying

  20. Dave Miller says:

    When did the Yankees abandon the principle of working counts and getting pitch counts up?

  21. Hall and Nokes says:

    After this year I can no longer argue that first inning success is the key to winning playoff games on the road.

  22. JerseyDutch says:

    DOOOOOOOOMED!

  23. chu-hi says:

    not the claw!!!!

  24. Cy Pettitte says:

    claw and antler….ugh

  25. Esteban says:

    Antlers and Claws= Lamest signs ever

  26. Carlosologist says:

    I dunno about being aggressive in the second hole, there might be a horrible, horrible consequence.

  27. Cy Pettitte says:

    was he really safe?

  28. Esteban says:

    I want to go deer hunting all of a sudden.

  29. bonestock94 says:

    wtf is antlers, go to hell

  30. Carlosologist says:

    He was out!

  31. All Star Carl says:

    He was out.

  32. Meat Loaf says:

    Nothing on that Stikeout? No comment? These announcers suck.

  33. Mickey Scheister says:

    Was he really safe, it WAS Angel “I suck at life” Hernadenz.

  34. All Star Carl says:

    N/m good call

  35. smurfy says:

    phil tickled that corner

  36. JerseyDutch says:

    Already had to mute those morons on TBS and turn John Sterling on. That didn’t take long.

  37. Zack says:

    Chances MSM bitches about antlers/claws being bush-league: 0%

  38. Cy Pettitte says:

    Phil’s stuff looks good today so far, no problem from the extended rest

  39. Pat D says:

    C’mon, Jorge!

  40. Hall and Nokes says:

    If he was out, he wasn’t Buster Posey out. Don’t think replay would have changed that call.

  41. Esteban says:

    That’s on Hughes, not Posada.

  42. V says:

    Of course, a better throw from a catcher makes that out without it being close.

    Ugh…

  43. All Star Carl says:

    Stolen base was on Hughes

  44. JerseyDutch says:

    Anyone in a panic yet?

  45. Esteban says:

    Ummmm perfect pitch?

  46. pete says:

    Andrus was definitely safe at 2nd. To their credit (not that it absolves MLB of the facepalm of not wanting to ensure accurate game-calling), the umps have been flawless so far this series in terms of close plays. Balls and strikes not so much, but they haven’t bombed a play yet.

  47. Cy Pettitte says:

    that was strike 3

  48. Mister Delaware says:

    Ugh. Phranchise has to get that call.

  49. Slappy White says:

    I think I hate these Antlers and Claws as much as the Cowbells and Towels….fuckin little league bullshit

  50. nathan says:

    How was that not strike 3?

  51. ZZ says:

    Posada had no shot at Andrus. He got an insane jump on Hughes. No chance.

  52. Hall and Nokes says:

    Second straight game that blue box in the lower right corner means nothing.

  53. chu-hi says:

    dp time

  54. Mickey Scheister says:

    Why does MLB hate the Yankees, I mean these Umps ate awful.

  55. Mister Delaware says:

    C’mon GIDP.

  56. pete says:

    blarrrgh once again “cano should get the gold glove this year”. Why? Because he’s the best hitting 2B? asdofih

    • ZZ says:

      Or alternatively because he has been ridiculously good defensively this year.

      • pete says:

        If by “ridiculously good” you mean “roughly as good as the average MLB 2B”.

        For the record, I would say “major league avearge” is absolutely “ridiculously good”.

    • Carlosologist says:

      Not trying to sound like a dick, but who was better than Cano this season?

      • nathan says:

        What u dont know. Pedroia ofcourse. What if he played only half the season, have u seen his jersey in the second inning.

        // Gammons

      • pete says:

        In the AL, I’d say pretty much just Ellis, Hudson, and Pedroia. But the Cano has never approached “elite” defensive levels. He turns a terrific double play, and has a very strong arm, but his range is, in comparison to elite defensive middle infielders, solid but unspectacular.

    • WWJMD says:

      No because he was good enough to get one the last two years but everyone loves Pedroia and his dives and grit(s).

  57. nathan says:

    Man, Ernie gets juiced up for fouls balls by Vlad but forgot to make the call on the Grandy double @ twins. Lol

  58. Cy Pettitte says:

    Phil isn’t getting any corner calls it appears

  59. Mister Delaware says:

    Gas.

  60. bonestock94 says:

    sit down

  61. chu-hi says:

    nice!

  62. gxpanos says:

    Young Phillip. Just get out of it now.

  63. smurfy says:

    phil’s favorite corner

  64. Esteban says:

    Huge pitch there.

  65. UncleArgyle says:

    Nice f’ing pitch Phil

  66. Cy Pettitte says:

    that was an ugly swing even for Vlad

  67. Juaoquin says:

    Ernie so dissapointed he struck him out.

  68. Carlosologist says:

    Phil’s got the strikeout pitch going today.

  69. Dave Miller says:

    Either the Fox K-Zone is off, or that Ump is.

  70. All Star Carl says:

    Don’t like the pitching around Hamilton. He hasn’t shown he could hit the fastball away yet.

  71. chu-hi says:

    wtf?

  72. What the hell was that?

  73. Cy Pettitte says:

    Posada what the fuck? Why are you throwing?

  74. UncleArgyle says:

    stupid stupid Jorge

  75. Anthony Murillo says:

    How can Posada fall for that? Seriously…

  76. DallasGreen says:

    why the hell did he throw through!!

  77. Brian in NH says:

    garg!

  78. JerseyDutch says:

    Why you throw, Jorgie?

  79. Carlosologist says:

    did we just get double steal’d

  80. Esteban says:

    That’s not supposed to work at the MLB level. Little League sure, but that’s not a great play there JoPo

  81. Mike Axisa says:

    WTF? Just tag Hamilton and the inning’s over.

    • Ivan says:

      Even better, Posada should of just hold the ball. Hamilton had no intention of stealing 2nd, it was basically a trick play to make Andrus to score.

  82. V says:

    Ugh. Guys.

  83. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    WTF Cano?

  84. Slappy White says:

    Stupid Jorge

  85. Bryan says:

    Posada you fucking idiot.

  86. gxpanos says:

    Oh man, I can HEAR the splooge getting flung around by the MSM already.

  87. Kevin says:

    Any one have a streaming site for those of us out of country with no TBS?

  88. nathan says:

    Question: If Cano had tagged Josh, would the run have counted?

  89. WWJMD says:

    Shouldn’t Cano just have tagged JHam?

  90. Mister Delaware says:

    Cano has to take that out.

  91. All Star Carl says:

    Come on Posada why are you throwing man?

  92. bexarama says:

    That was stupid, but why didn’t they just tag Hamilton?

  93. Juaoquin says:

    Wouldn’t have Cano made the tag before he scored?

  94. UncleArgyle says:

    looked like Cano could have had Hamilton too. Possibly before the run scored

  95. Pat D says:

    Cano could have tagged Hamilton before Andrus crossed the plate.

  96. Hall and Nokes says:

    little league mistake

  97. cano is the bro says:

    phil needs to bean the shit out of andrus

  98. Brian in NH says:

    hughes k’s the side

  99. Esteban says:

    Hughes looked GREAT that inning.

  100. JerseyDutch says:

    Jorgie has to hit a couple dingers to make up for it.

  101. Cy Pettitte says:

    Philthy, he strikes out the side, that’s a positive

  102. Kiersten says:

    Despite the cheapie run, Hughes’ pitches are lookin real good.

  103. It'sATarp says:

    Montero can’t be this bad of a catcher

  104. UncleArgyle says:

    Anyway, Phil looks nasty. This game ain’t ending 1-0

  105. Dumb play by Jorge, dumber play by Cano. Just get the damn out.

    • dalelama says:

      Wasn’t Cano’s fault, if he went to tag Hamilton a run down would have followed and run scored. It was Posada’s fault because he never stopped runner on third. Not to mention he dropped pitch that allowed Andrus to take third.

  106. nathan says:

    Just saw a pretty old dude do the antler to his wife, awkward.

  107. ZZ says:

    Big time mistake by Jorge. Small mistake by Cano.

    Robbie could have tagged Hamilton before Andrus scored. But that was awful by Posada and I defend Posada as much as anyone here. I have no way to explain that one.

    • Cy Pettitte says:

      brain fart? throwing through with 2 outs is just ridiculous, especially with speed on 3rd

    • Zack says:

      Hamilton stopped to get in a run-down, wasn’t gettign tagged before Andrus scored

    • Ivan says:

      That was more on Posada than anythang else. I can’t really blame Cano there. Hamilton could put himself into a rundown for the runner to score. Posada should of just held on to the ball. To me, Posada has to think much clearly in that situation and also stop trying to do too much.

  108. dalelama says:

    The Bronx Butcher (Posada) gives Texas a run…

  109. Mickey Scheister says:

    Damn, down 1 run! Time to wave the white flag, Capt Jack where u at buddy?

  110. Jon in CUO says:

    I hope Montero is watching and learning what not to do…

  111. V says:

    Posada will never be a manager, if he’s this flipping stupid.

  112. Willy says:

    If Cano makes the right play and tags Hamilton, I don’t know that we call it a stupid play by Jorge. Maybe we do, but it looks a lot less stupid.

  113. JV says:

    wow thanks jorge

  114. Hall and Nokes says:

    Eh, the guy who started that double steal struck out earlier in the inning, so it’s hard to get too worried.

  115. JerseyDutch says:

    DOOOOOOOOOOMED!

  116. Brian in NH says:

    Only one hit, and it was barely a hit…i think hughes looked pretty good there.

  117. Mike R says:

    I can’t stand these announcers still man. Everytime Texas does something “Oh I think I’ll give them one antler for that play, I bet they’ll have five antlers by the end of the game”. I have no respect for teams who need “Rally Monkeys” or “Claws and Antlers” I’m pretty sure that’s just as ridiculous as “rally caps” from little league..

  118. Captain Jack says:

    I’m sure some are expecting pessimism for me, while I am pretty pissed off about this it was a stupid run. Andrus got on by some bullshit and got to third on more bullshit, and walking Hamilton isn’t the worst thing in the world. Nervous, but not ready to say doom and gloom.

  119. JDDZip says:

    I have a question, does anyone here play catcher at a major league level? Any takers? No?

    Then shush

    Posada obviously doesn’t have the greatest arm ever if he takes the time to look at third and hamilton gets into 2nd we all call him an idiot.

    So shhh

  120. Sick Nwisher says:

    28 pitches from Hughes already?

  121. bexarama says:

    I actually LIKE the Rangers but the antlers/claws thing is just stupid

    • Mike R says:

      Agreed.. Great young team, but enough with the antler shit..IMO you don’t celebrate until you win the game

    • nathan says:

      I think its incredibly stupid of the fans, but smart of the marketing dept to sell a whole horde of them. cha-ching

    • Pat D says:

      Can never root for a team called the “Texas Rangers” and that was once owned by a failed businessman who then decided to enter politics.

      • bexarama says:

        Heh, without getting too much into politics, I try to ignore that. They are just a young fun team.

        • Pat D says:

          I remember reading a Sporting News article at the beginning of 2005 where it said that, in spring training, a bunch of Rangers players were imitating the ARod “Slap” play from the ’04 ALCS.

          I just always have felt that Michael Young was a part of that. And I think he’s been overrated, and he didn’t want to move off SS last year.

          Frankly, I just kind of hate all teams from Texas.

        • Captain Jack says:

          I really don’t like Josh Hamilton’s recovering alcoholic bullshit. I can’t stand Ron Washington, I hate Nolan Ryan’s philosophy, I find Elvis Andrus overrated, they’re like the Rays of the AL West in terms of having actual fans, and they traded Adrian Gonzalez for Chan Ho Park.

          And here come the Yankees suck chants…Jesus Christ Bexy.

    • DallasGreen says:

      beyond stupid

    • Captain Jack says:

      What the hell’s the matter with you? You know what team I like? The Yankees. The others I’m not too fond of.

    • nathan says:

      This is like BP. Some loud hits already

  122. V says:

    Is it just me, or do balls really hang up in the air?

  123. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    Damn, looked like Cano could have gotten Hamilton there before Andrus made it to the plate.

  124. Bob Stone says:

    Incredibly stupid play. What a gift the Yanks gave the Rangers.

  125. nathan says:

    Pretty sure Jorge will make up for this. Calling a 2R HR by Jorge sometime in the later innings.

  126. Big Stein says:

    I think Cano forgot there was two outs.

  127. Mickey Scheister says:

    Offal rare strike zone, again!

  128. Mike Pop says:

    Calm down, people.

  129. Captain Jack says:

    That’s a strike? Jesus God I think I hate these umps more than I hate that stupid fucking antler thing.

  130. Bob Stone says:

    C’mon Cano.

  131. Cy Pettitte says:

    Robbie’s bat speed through the zone is just ridiculous

  132. Esteban says:

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH SHIT

  133. JerseyDutch says:

    Oh man, that looked out.

  134. Mike Axisa says:

    Drat. That’s gone in the Bronx.

  135. chu-hi says:

    damn…thought he had that.

  136. Mister Delaware says:

    I wish this were a home game.

  137. All Star Carl says:

    Man ain’t that some BS.

  138. Bob Stone says:

    Missed by only two feet.

  139. V says:

    Man, I hate this fucking ballpark.

  140. Cy Pettitte says:

    how the fuck did that not get out?

  141. No luck… again… it would be nice to jump on one of these starters for a change.

  142. Carlosologist says:

    Close but no cigar. Damn, that was close.

  143. Juaoquin says:

    Gardner has to do the “antlers” after he steals a base tonight.

    That fly out was not a great play, calm down geez.

  144. ZZ says:

    Really, did no one else notice Hamilton slipped on the dirt and almost fell when he tried to start the run down?

    It is pretty hard to run with your momentum going towards the ground and your spikes in the air.

    • Ray the Anti-Handle says:

      I think I’m watching a different feed online, but they showed a replay before the start of this inning. Hamilton was dead on the base path and Cano definitely had a chance to get him out before Andrus made it home.

  145. First Time Poster says:

    How much do you think this series and the outcome/production of both Cano and Hamilton will affect the MVP voting? If Cano has a monster series and Hammy does not, alongside a Yankee series victory, it would have to give Cano a boost.

  146. bonestock94 says:

    They’re crushing him

  147. chu-hi says:

    swish!

  148. Bob Stone says:

    Awright Swish

  149. V says:

    I think TBS’s zone is off right now. Those both looked like the were on the inside (strikes, but not middle of the zone like the K zone says).

  150. Bryan says:

    Gettin’ some big swings off this guy.

  151. Cy Pettitte says:

    Swisher sweets, so good

    here’s your chance Jorgie

  152. bobtaco says:

    Lewis already getting hit hard, bodes well

  153. Esteban says:

    Yea the Yankees are hitting Lewis now. It’s only a matter of time before they dominate.

  154. smurfy says:

    they are getting lewis’ range.

  155. Esteban says:

    Cruz has a GUN btw. That shouldn’t have even been close on that play.

  156. Carlosologist says:

    I’m sure that the second time through the order isn’t going to be pretty for Lewis.

  157. JerseyDutch says:

    Redemption time, Jorge.

  158. All Star Carl says:

    Make em work!

  159. Cy Pettitte says:

    Yankees suck chants already?

  160. Mister Delaware says:

    Turn him loose.

  161. Big Stein says:

    Ya know, the double steal trick happened in the last game of the season in Boston, just two weeks ago.

    Kalish stole home after Posada tried to throw Daniel Nava out at 2nd.

    It’s not like Posada hadn’t seen the play in ages, he saw it just 13 days ago.

    SMH

  162. chu-hi says:

    digging those “yankees suck” chants.

  163. Mickey Scheister says:

    “Great to see Mick fully recovered from the ball that hit him below the belt in the ALDS.” is this game on the radio, I really can’t listen to these fucktards any more.

  164. Bob Stone says:

    Lewis ain’t gonna last very long.

  165. cjc says:

    now he has a horrible swing 3-0 is his head actually up his ass seriously what the hell

  166. Completely biased strike zone.

    • Captain Jack says:

      Not biased, the umpires are just awful at their jobs. Why can’t the old “human element” of the game farts just pass on already and let reasonable people take care of the game.

    • bexarama says:

      I don’t think the umps are biased, I just think they’re awful

  167. Cy Pettitte says:

    wow, give that pitch to Lewis but not Phil? ok

  168. Juaoquin says:

    These fans need medication. 400000 decibels after every ball/called strike.

  169. DallasGreen says:

    ahhh, the floating zone again.

  170. chu-hi says:

    how many antlers does that walk get?

  171. Cy Pettitte says:

    Berka Berka time, do some damage Lance

  172. Mickey Scheister says:

    WOW they mentioned the inconsistent strike zone, I’m speechless!!!!

  173. JerseyDutch says:

    Elvis, please leave the building.

  174. Esteban says:

    Let’s go Big Puma

  175. MikeD says:

    So what exactly are the white flags their waving, assuming it’s not because they’re giving up? Rally flags? Homer hankies? Hate Yankee flags?

  176. Jake H says:

    Umps cost us a run in that inning. Hamilton should have been struck out looking.

  177. Bob Stone says:

    Knock this pitcher out!!

  178. Mister Delaware says:

    Lewis is getting rocked.

  179. Juaoquin says:

    Give me a break

  180. chu-hi says:

    daym.

  181. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    BABIP is bitch.

  182. Of course, another fucking line drive out. God dammit that is so frustrating.

  183. All Star Carl says:

    Jesus hard it balls and no runs.

  184. bobtaco says:

    Spanked, but no cigar

  185. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    we crushed the ball that inning

  186. Hall and Nokes says:

    good at bats in that inning

  187. Kiersten says:

    So they score a run on a dribbler and some steals and we kill the ball and get nothing.

    I hate baseball sometimes.

    • Mike R says:

      If you remember the same thing happened versus Minnesota we were hitting the ball hard all night just not finding grass and Minnesota squeezed across some runs via bloop hit and sac fly.

  188. tom says:

    I think last night showed us that, eventually, those hard hit balls fall in.

    Just not yet.

  189. It'sATarp says:

    texas is so fucken lucky this game

  190. Jake H says:

    They will get runs off this guy. They have crushed some balls just right at people.

  191. DallasGreen says:

    lucky lewis. we’re gonna get this guy

  192. gxpanos says:

    Shoot, no luck at all this inning. They’re hitting him hard though, I feel a rally coming on next inning.

  193. Bryan says:

    Fucking dickholes.

    /Frustrated’d.

  194. MikeD says:

    Man, that could have been a big inning. Good news is he doesn’t seem to be fooling the Yankee hitters, at least that inning.

  195. UncleArgyle says:

    The runs will come

  196. Cy Pettitte says:

    god dammit just a little higher, at least they’re ripping some against Lewis, they’ll find grass eventually.

  197. ChrisR says:

    Hate when we crush the ball and get nothing to show for it :(

  198. Mike R says:

    Made good contact.. How is it that every time Cruz catches a ball they act like it was some type of running catch play.. Can’t stand the one-sided enthusiasm of Ernie Johnson..

  199. Accent Shallow says:

    Runs are happening.

  200. Carlosologist says:

    Damn Berkman killed that. On a normal day, that’s a two run double.

  201. Esteban says:

    Shit Puma crushed that

  202. JerseyDutch says:

    We’re making good contact. Just a matter of time.

  203. JobaWockeeZ says:

    I fucking hate BABIP.

  204. nathan says:

    Is it 4 or 3 steals for the Rangers. How do they count Hamilton’s move to 2nd: moved up on the steal or stole second.

  205. cjc says:

    damn it next time around boys next time around

    lucky bastards

  206. Mike R says:

    Love to see Hughes 1-2-3 this inning and get our offense back on the field.

  207. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    Phil better be getting that strike at the knees that he didn’t get during the Hamilton AB…

  208. ShuutoHeat says:

    That inning didn’t look so bad, I say the boys come around next inning and mess Lewis up.

    Kinsler wants payback for getting picked off at first last night? Payback? Really? Ugh, fucking morons in the booth.

  209. Carlosologist says:

    Fuck you David Murphy.

  210. Mike Pop says:

    Was crushed.

  211. DallasGreen says:

    shit

  212. Pat D says:

    Playing “The Natural” music?

    Jesus Christ, you can tell that these assholes haven’t been here before.

  213. All Star Carl says:

    Hughes is being a one pitch pitcher again. No change up. No curve.

  214. Mickey Scheister says:

    I dislike Murphy. Great ballplayer, his face bothers me.

  215. Ivan says:

    Gotta get ahead of these hitters Phil.

  216. Anthony Murillo says:

    I really want to leave Texas. It should be impossible how much I have grown to hate this place so quickly but I literally cannot stand it. I really hope we clinch in 4 or 5 games at Yankee Stadium so we don’t have to come back there. Ugh…

  217. nathan says:

    Looks who is excited now, Ernie J ofcourse

  218. Bob Stone says:

    That’s okay. We’re playing possum like last night. They get a comfortable lead and we come back and crush them.

  219. V says:

    Damnit. First two pitches were a foot outside, 2-0 coming in = ouch/

  220. Mike R says:

    I really hope we can store 2 runs quick and get this back to a 0-0 game. Hughes looks good that pitch just caught way too much of the plate. I can’t take the Texas crowd nor this commentators tooting Texas’ horn as much as humanly possible.

  221. Dela G says:

    damn that homer sucked

  222. Captain Jack says:

    FFS Hughsie you gotta mix it up, get your shit together you fat fuck.

  223. V says:

    Um, if you can’t throw the curve for strikes, you’re gonna get hit.

  224. All Star Carl says:

    42 pitches already for Hughes.

  225. Esteban says:

    I’m half right on this prediction so far:
    http://riveraveblues.com/2010/.....nt-1218876

  226. Starks in Tampa says:

    ummmm is anyone really worried about this game or the series for that matter? The Yankees did what they needed to do in game 1 and as I tell my dad all the time when facing the twins or rangers in the playoffs, “wake me up when the yankees are down by 3 or more, thats when the game starts”…..they are making great contact vs Colby Lewis, Lewis got extremely lucky so far.

    • V says:

      Um, if the Rangers didn’t get to bat again, then no, I’m not worried. But 2-0 can become 4-0 just as easily as it becomes 2-2.

    • Mike Pop says:

      Well, I believe in this team as much as anybody. I don’t get too worried till the 6th-7th inning. But don’t get cocky.

    • Sick Nwisher says:

      I feel the same way. The Yankees can put up a 5 spot in any inning against any pitcher.

  227. Big Stein says:

    I don’t know who I hate more: Ernie Johnson or the Ranger high school act (claw, etc.)

  228. JerseyDutch says:

    Shut it down now, boys.

  229. TOMACONDA says:

    Hughes at 45 pitches waaaaayyyyyyy too many

  230. Jake H says:

    Phil doesn’t seem to be as sharp as he was against Minn.

  231. bonestock94 says:

    Oh jeez

  232. All Star Carl says:

    Throw something else Hughes.

  233. Jake H says:

    The things Texas does is really annoying

  234. Hall and Nokes says:

    I’m seeing reason after reason why Andrus shouldn’t have bunted in the 9th. Not complaining or anything.

  235. Mickey Scheister says:

    I’m ready to put the lightsout bullpen monster in, call in the Moseley.

    /ikid

  236. chu-hi says:

    c’mon.

  237. Literal Jim says:

    Pen’s gonna have to work hard today too.

  238. Mike R says:

    He’s going to the fastball way too much, the Rangers are not the Twins. They will look for the first pitch and they will hit it right back up the middle.

  239. Ivan says:

    Im not worried.

  240. Mike Axisa says:

    Quit the shit, Phil.

  241. Starks in Tampa says:

    Earnie Johnson made a funny comment before the game when John Smoltz made a dumb comment like ” I am going with the guy that pitches better today….EJ looked at him with a smirk and said wow, stay tuned folks for more cutting edge analysis.. lol

  242. Ivan says:

    Hey guys he threw something else, happy. Sometimes you stick what you do best and if get beat so what.

  243. chu-hi says:

    k, i’m ready for that 3rd out now.

  244. Carlosologist says:

    Why was Tex so far off the line?

  245. bonestock94 says:

    Looks like it’ll be another stressful one.

  246. Pat D says:

    Why is Teix playing there?

  247. All Star Carl says:

    Would he stop with the Cutter?

  248. Esteban says:

    He barely hit that, it was off the end of the bat

  249. Jake H says:

    Why was Mark playing that far off?

  250. Ivan says:

    This is a big spot here.

  251. Anthony Murillo says:

    I’m not worried either, just very annoyed. Get the last fucking out already. I have a feeling the Yankees offensive will pounce and that shit Lewis is throwing soon enough…

  252. Literal Jim says:

    A 3-0 lead is insurmountable!

  253. Cy Pettitte says:

    ok, here comes Dave Island, everything will be good now

  254. UncleArgyle says:

    sigh. He really needs to stop the bleeding here

  255. ShuutoHeat says:

    I imagine the booth is ecstatic with orgasm and joy right now, I have it on mute did I guess right?

  256. Mike R says:

    Don’t agree with this call at all. Not trying to see a 7-0 game in the 2nd inning.

  257. nathan says:

    This could be a 9-7 type of game.

    Down 3-0 — de javu

  258. V says:

    I don’t like the intentional walk in the 2nd inning.

  259. Bob Stone says:

    This may not end well.

  260. Mickey Scheister says:

    Okay Phil….breathe, stretch and shake!!

  261. Ivan says:

    I can live with this move. I can take my chances with Vlad here.

  262. Tachycardia says:

    And if Hughes gives up another hit here that’s the ballgame. All the pressure will be on Andy and AJ.

  263. Kiersten says:

    FIRE DAVE ISLAND!!!!

  264. Pat D says:

    Clearly, the Rangers are not hung over from last night.

  265. chu-hi says:

    yee haw.

  266. Mike R says:

    Can we please chip away at this lead EARLY. I really don’t want to have to wait until the 8th inning to cut into this lead..

  267. ZZ says:

    With an off day tomorrow all hands on deck in the bullpen.

    Hughes just has to bare down and keep the Yankees in striking distance through at least 5.

  268. UncleArgyle says:

    Still 3-0 this early against Colby Lewis doesn’t seem all the daunting

  269. Ivan says:

    Remember Ranger Fans, do not think that Colby Lewis will shut down the Yankees. Yankees eat 3 run leads by oppositions for breakfast, lunch and dinner and an occasional midnight snack.

  270. Esteban says:

    Limited them. If Hughes puts it together, the Yankees will be fine.

  271. JerseyDutch says:

    Nice play, A-Rod. Now let’s light up Lewis good.

  272. DallasGreen says:

    would love to see gardy bunt for a hit to lead things off

  273. ShuutoHeat says:

    Time to knock the shit out of Lewis.

  274. Sick Nwisher says:

    Prediction:
    This game will not end 3-0.

  275. MikeD says:

    The Yanks aren’t making it easy on their fans the first two games.

    No cliff-jumpers, please.

  276. Zack says:

    I get that trolls come here when the Yanks are losing, but you guys are really going to come here today and talk shit after last night’s game? Really?

  277. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    Alrighty offense, beat them senseless now. Show them why Hughes had the highest run support this year.

  278. Big Stein says:

    Fire Girardi!

    ooops, the walk worked.

  279. Esteban says:

    I think it would be good for the Yankees to hit Lewis before the shadows hit and make it much more difficult.

  280. Mickey Scheister says:

    GOOD GUY GRIT GRUTNER!!! The small stick that stirs the coffee!

  281. Greg says:

    Just got in. How’s the offense looking?

    Dammit Hughes

  282. Captain Jack says:

    Wait…did I hear that right, Gardner is 27? That doesn’t seem right.

  283. nathan says:

    A nice 25 pitch inning would be great.

    Let Phil cool down a lill bit

  284. dkla says:

    i know this issue has been beat to death, but can someone remind john smoltz that as a national broadcaster, openly rooting for one team is unprofessional?

    smoltz after swisher’s double in the 2nd: “two outs, hopefully won’t lead to any damage”

  285. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    Gardner single-handedly running that pitch count up. Let’s feast on some of that Texas bullpen again.

  286. Dela G says:

    great at-bat by gardner

  287. Kevin says:

    Im not worried about the yanks scoring the only thing that concerns me are these damn shadows

  288. Cy Pettitte says:

    Captain hustle

  289. JerseyDutch says:

    That could be the rally starter.

  290. nathan says:

    Jeter inspired by The Gritner

  291. Carlosologist says:

    Infield hit, yay!

  292. Mickey Scheister says:

    So I was thinking….since CC and Hughesy started off with rough stretches then AJ is bound to throw a CG shutout, right? BTW, who the hell is Rene Zelwedger?

  293. Anthony Murillo says:

    I think we’ll be fine. Hopefully Hughes can pitch a couple of scoreless innings, keep them at 3 runs.

  294. Greg says:

    Anyone honestly think that this is a must win?

  295. Mike Axisa says:

    Colby sure took his sweet time there.

    /not complaining

  296. Captain Jack says:

    Jetes pulling a Gardner.

  297. Mickey Scheister says:

    This ump is racist!! That same pitch to everyone else is a ball…

  298. Ivan says:

    Grandy miss his pitch ugh…

  299. All Star Carl says:

    BS strike call on the curve ball again.

  300. Pat D says:

    Here we go again…

  301. Cy Pettitte says:

    did that really hit Grandy? wow

  302. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Oh shut the fuck up and play.

  303. Anthony Murillo says:

    Let’s do this, Teix.

  304. Mickey Scheister says:

    Put your eight ball back in your pocket Ronny and sit down!

    • Pat D says:

      Enough with the drug stuff.

      • Mickey Scheister says:

        Substance abuse is very prevalent throughout all facets of life from people who are high profile positions like ole Ronny Washington or President Bush to people robbing each other on Craigslist for their next fix. Ignoring the past doesn’t make things go away or never occur it just quietly condones it by not acknowledging it ever occurred. Also for ANYONE to thinks that was his first time doing it and he coincidentally got tested within 48 hours afterwords is lying to themselves if they don’t think he had a bigger problem.

  305. Jake H says:

    This umps zone is different for each pitcher just like last night. Hughes gets squeezed while Lewis gets calls that are outside.

  306. Esteban says:

    Oh gawd, if they score, that’s gonna be a huge MSM storyline.

  307. Adam says:

    Two men on, something here boys…

  308. Carlosologist says:

    Granderson should get an Oscar. I don’t think that pitch hit him.

  309. Esteban says:

    That clearly went around the strike zone and was not an ‘beauty’ EJ

  310. ShuutoHeat says:

    Wow wtf…

  311. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    Are you fucking kidding me??

  312. Greg says:

    Molina framed that one perfectly

  313. Cy Pettitte says:

    bs strike to Teix for sure

  314. Mickey Scheister says:

    HIGH AND OUTSIDE = STRIKE???

  315. nathan says:

    This booth is pathetic, atleast pretend to be objective.

  316. Cy Pettitte says:

    CentWAR time, do some damage Alex

  317. Adam says:

    An aside…why do they boo Tex who was, ya know, traded?

  318. Ivan says:

    Come on A-rod, do what ya do best…

  319. cano is the bro says:

    i really hope a-rod shuts these fans up

  320. Esteban says:

    That looks like the resume of a mediocre player to me. Big ups to his determination though.

  321. Anthony Murillo says:

    Ugh…this is so frustrating. Let’s fast-forward to the Yankees big inning plz

  322. All Star Carl says:

    Hanging slider and does nothing with it.

  323. Ivan says:

    Yo, the Yankees should be up 3-0.

  324. Mike Axisa says:

    Colby Lewis is not long for this game. A run would have been nice though.

  325. Mike Axisa says:

    NEW RULE: If there’s a troll, just ignore it. No need for there to be 50 comments replying to it to point out the guy is a troll.

  326. Mike R says:

    God dammit. This game is reminding me more and more of last night. The thing is it’s gonna be hard to come back if we can’t tack on runs. It’s gonna be hard to knock off the whole lead in one inning..

  327. Pat D says:

    See, I figured out what makes the bad starts so frustrating: the announcing, of course!

    When they just showed Lewis’ resumé and Smoltz was lamenting his hard career, my dad goes, “Break out the fucking violins, why don’t you?”

    I think the rest of this game will be muted.

  328. Greg says:

    Everybody questioning the umps: Why would the umps want Texas to win?
    Yankees bring in better ratings.

  329. PaulF says:

    I’m not impressed by Lewis at all.

  330. Esteban says:

    The Gatorade Prime stuff tastes terrible, but the Recovery drink is actually pretty good, with a lot of protein. Both are expensive though.

  331. V says:

    Goddamnit Hughes! 0-2 and you lay in a meatball?

  332. chu-hi says:

    this is getting annoying.

  333. Greg says:

    Do we question Hughes in game 2?

  334. A-Rod's Hip says:

    that right field jet-stream is somethin’ else..

    hopefully we’ll get some breaks from it

  335. Mike Axisa says:

    Fucking two strike hits.

    • Hall and Nokes says:

      Biggest disappointment of the first two games, especially today with the generous strike zone.

  336. All Star Carl says:

    Throw something else!

  337. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    Eek, Hughes has got to settle down.

  338. Mike R says:

    God damn. Texas is going to keep producing runs if we’re gonna give out 2 strike base hits with no outs.

  339. V says:

    Thanks for the out, Ian.

  340. Mickey Scheister says:

    Cmon Yanks shut them down!! We need back to back K’s here boys!

  341. cano is the bro says:

    ungodly power….

    hop off the ranger’s sack please

  342. UncleArgyle says:

    I’ll take that out. C’mon shallow fly ball

  343. Jake H says:

    I’m so tired of this ump. Hanging curve from Lewis is a strike but not for Hughes?

    • ShuutoHeat says:

      Because Molina dragged his glove oh so softly (NOT) back into the “zone”. Fucking ridiculous.

  344. Mike R says:

    I’d love to see a good curveball to strike out Murphy.

  345. Captain Jack says:

    DIAF please.

  346. Kiersten says:

    Well this is no fun.

  347. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Ugh David Murphy.

  348. V says:

    Goddamnit. We can’t come back 5 down every fucking game.

  349. Cy Pettitte says:

    wow, really? again?

  350. Esteban says:

    Fucking A. You’re not making this easy on yourselves Yankees.

  351. A-Rod's Hip says:

    whatever happened to that “killer changeup” we heard about all during ‘spring-training competition’??

  352. Captain Jack says:

    New pitcher, new thread please.

  353. chu-hi says:

    officially pissed.

  354. V says:

    Time to get the Moseley up.

  355. Ace says:

    Alright now I’m getting really pissed. First CC shits the bed and now Phil. BP and offense stepped up big last night but enough is enough. Do your god damn job and get hitters out.

  356. All Star Carl says:

    Down and in to a lefty. Great pitch.

  357. Mike Axisa says:

    Two strikes again.

  358. Mickey Scheister says:

    Get someone up in the pen, please!!

  359. Mike R says:

    Making this game harder and harder.. Can’t expect our offense to battle back day after day.. It’s a shame how bad our starting pitching has been thus far.

  360. Zack says:

    Can’t wait for Gammons’ next article “Former first round pick David Murphy turning into the superstar Theo always knew he would be.”

  361. A-Rod's Hip says:

    five 2 strike hits… epic

  362. Esteban says:

    What are they cheering?

  363. Literal Jim says:

    If we win this year, it doesnt seem like it will be via the dominant pitching of the starters like last year eh?

  364. Cy Pettitte says:

    pull Hughes

  365. Tachycardia says:

    Start getting Moseley warmed up. Boy I don’t like what I’ve seen from our 1-2 starters. We got lucky last night, hopefully we can make another big comeback. Otherwise, it’s 1-1 with Lee pitching 2 of the final 5 games. Just ask the Rays how that worked out.

  366. Captain Jack says:

    Oh you piece of fucking shit Hughes.

  367. Esteban says:

    At least that wasn’t another two strike hit…

  368. Ivan says:

    Hughes just doesn’t have it today…

  369. cano is the bro says:

    this fucking sucks

  370. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    Holy crap, take him out.

  371. ShuutoHeat says:

    Seriously now, that is 5 runs enough of a handicap.

  372. Anthony Murillo says:

    Take him out, Girardi. He’s done.

  373. Mike R says:

    And they keep pouring it on.. Gonna be hard to battle back from this one when Bengie Molinas hitting doubles..

  374. ChrisR says:

    Not giving up, but Jesus we need better starting pitching than this.

  375. Mike Axisa says:

    Yeah, might be time for the bullpen. Can’t come back from five down every fucking game.

    • Captain Jack says:

      Coming back after big leads are like hitting on chicks way out of your league, yeah sure it will work sometimes, but more often than not it won’t. However, that’s not to say that you stop trying.

  376. chu-hi says:

    i’m detecting a pattern in this series.

  377. nathan says:

    Well, lets get someone heated up in the pen.

    Phillip come on

  378. Mickey Scheister says:

    Swisher’s throwing some high arching rainbows back into the infield. Lemme guess Phil, a fastball down broadway?

  379. All Star Carl says:

    Can’t expect the Yanks to come back from 5 runs two times in a row.

  380. JerseyDutch says:

    Molina tags up!

    (kidding)

  381. Mike R says:

    If i hear one more fucking thing about an antler play im going to throw my brand new tv out the fucking window. Give me a break, can we please get out of this inning and score runs BEFORE THE 8TH INNING?

  382. UncleArgyle says:

    THAT BALL IS HIT TO LEFT!!!

  383. Tachycardia says:

    It’s 1-1 with Lee pitching 2 of the final 5 games and AJ pitching another one of those games. I just don’t like our chances in a 5 game series vs. Cliff Lee.

  384. nathan says:

    Anyone catch what the fans where chanting

  385. JobaWockeeZ says:

    At least the Yanks are hitting drives right now but of course not finding the gaps. It can’t stay that way right?

  386. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    WTF call that strike!

  387. Esteban says:

    Does Hughes come out for the 3rd?

  388. Greg says:

    Well this means we will have to do something that has never been done before.

    Beat Cliff Lee in the playoffs.

  389. Pat D says:

    Obviously the key to that inning was the bunt.

  390. SF Yanks says:

    This is changing my mood very rapidly.

    Urge to throw channel changer very hard at wall, rising.

  391. Sick Nwisher says:

    Wow, I never would of thought that the Yankee’s starting pitching would be this bad to start the series.

  392. Ace says:

    Alright Phil. First take a big step back and literally…

  393. bonestock94 says:

    2nd career postseason start, not too shocked.

    Lewis doesn’t look too hot, CJ looked much better yesterday and they still came back.

  394. Ben says:

    I think he might have gassed himself in the first inning, which isn’t uncommon for a young starting pitcher. He was really throwing his FB well in the first, touching 95 when he was in trouble. But it hasn’t been the same in the last couple innings, and that could probably be traced back to the first.

    It’s probably much easier to pace yourself in a regular season game, when there’s much less on the line. But once Hughes got in trouble in the first, he really seemed to let it loose, and it may have been what cost him here.

    • Mike R says:

      I agree with you 100%. However I don’t think you can let Hughes go back out there for the 4th inning he’s sending a first pitch fastball right down the pipe. Although It’s not always necessarily a bad thing to get a first pitch strike if you’re gonna give it right down the middle Texas will hit it..

  395. Mickey Scheister says:

    If you woulda told me coming in the Yankees 1-2 starters would each give up 5 runs in 4 IP, I woulda laughed in your face and bet some cheddar. Now….time for another comeback, just please get started sooner than the 7th inning this time please!

  396. Captain Jack says:

    Meh…1-1 back to the Stadium isn’t the worst thing in the world…I do fear facing Cliff Lee on regular rest, that’ll suck big time ass.

  397. Esteban says:

    Does anyone watch any of these TBS shows (besides Conan when it starts)?

  398. Gonzo says:

    Rangers have owned the starters so far. They are pulling an Angels 2002, but this Yankee team seems better. Hopefully, that will make a difference.

  399. Cy Pettitte says:

    Robbie WOW, here we go guys

  400. chu-hi says:

    here we go.

  401. Esteban says:

    Cano is the Rangers’ daddy

  402. A-Rod's Hip says:

    2 long shots by Cano so far.. really seein the ball well

  403. Carlosologist says:

    That has to be the sexiest double I’ve seen.

  404. dkla says:

    we got this, dontchaknow

  405. Greg says:

    We NEED to score this run

  406. Hall and Nokes says:

    Dang, that’s two balls out of YSIII

  407. Mike Pop says:

    Let’s fucking goooooo!

  408. Frank says:

    I’d bring in Mitre for the 4th and hope for a replay of last night. The Yanks will score, but Hughes has nothing today. He needs to sit down.

  409. UncleArgyle says:

    A Canovian swing

  410. All Star Carl says:

    Come on Yanks rally!

  411. PaulF says:

    IF we lose, and I haven’t given up, its a 5 game series against Cliff Lee and the Rangers, and the the Yankees have home field advantage. Thats exactly what would have happened if the Yankees had won the division.

  412. Esteban says:

    Molina sucks! He’s a terrible catcher!

  413. dkla says:

    good. now he doesn’t have to bunt.

  414. A-Rod's Hip says:

    hey how bout a squeeze play!! perfect guy at the plate for it!

  415. Mike R says:

    COME ON NOW! Let’s chip off at this lead, we can still do this. However, I do doubt the fact that we can score 5 runs in one inning which was nearly unthinkable last night. We score a run every inning we’ll be right back in this.

  416. Carlosologist says:

    I love how people forget that we came all the way back from being down 5-0. We’re going to start another comeback now, watch.

  417. Mister Delaware says:

    One way to look at this: Burnett has a lot of work to do to have the worst pitching line for this series.

  418. Mike R says:

    We can NOT strand this runner at third base. Swisher needs to swing the bat..

  419. chu-hi says:

    ughhhh.

  420. Esteban says:

    Can there just be a consistent zone?

  421. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Hughes never got these calls.

  422. A-Rod's Hip says:

    god dammit Nick.. what on earth are you lookin for??

    there can’t be anything worse than striking out looking at a fastball with a man on 3rd and 0 outs

  423. cano is the bro says:

    fuck this umpire, hughes had a pitch exactly like that and it was called a ball.

  424. nathan says:

    Wait, that was a strike too. How did he miss that

  425. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Just a fly ball. Please.

  426. Anthony Murillo says:

    FUCK.

  427. Mike R says:

    How are we not going to get this runner in from third base. What a fucking joke.

  428. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Wow he’s gonna get out of this…

  429. A-Rod's Hip says:

    great at-bats

  430. Esteban says:

    This is a good job so far with a runner on 3rd no outs.

  431. Captain Jack says:

    Oh come the fuck on.

  432. Carlosologist says:

    The fuck was that?

  433. All Star Carl says:

    How pathetic is this?

  434. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    Dang, Po, that was baaad.

  435. Slappy White says:

    Fuckin Horrible Posada

  436. cano is the bro says:

    wow, are we seriously gonna strand this runner?

  437. Ivan says:

    Give me a fucking Break. If thats the case, the yankees must score 7 runs off Lee. I don’t a give a fuck.

  438. Greg says:

    Yanks dont play smallball apparently

  439. nathan says:

    It would have been funny if he had called those 2

  440. A-Rod's Hip says:

    of course now Berkman will probably fly out deep to the outfield

  441. Esteban says:

    Berkman seems healthy now, which is why he’s hitting better.

    • Hall and Nokes says:

      ….and trying for doubles on balls that barely leave the infield.

      • MikeD says:

        Maybe he’s trying out for a spot on the Rangers’ roster next year, and wanted to do a Claw when he got to second. Or just getting thrown out on a stupid play pretty much means he’s a Ranger.

  442. Cy Pettitte says:

    Berkman wtf man?

    at least the run scored…

  443. Pat D says:

    Dammit Lance.

  444. Mike R says:

    Well Berkman.. Nice hit.. You’re almost as dumb as you look, Wait you are.

  445. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    Nice hit Berk, but awful baserunning.

  446. All Star Carl says:

    Nice base running Berkman. At least we got a run.

  447. nathan says:

    Brekman, where u goin dude

  448. JDDZip says:

    i dont know how i feel about what just happened

  449. Bryan says:

    Can’t happen. Can’t happen. Can’t happen.

  450. Captain Jack says:

    A comedy of errors.

  451. Carlosologist says:

    At least we’re on the board. WE ARE IN GRAND SLAM DISTANCE

  452. JerseyDutch says:

    Well, at least we scored.

  453. cano is the bro says:

    well we at least got the run but, really berk? dont get greedy son

  454. Ivan says:

    Lance your killing me…somewhat.

  455. Mike Axisa says:

    Nice job Berkman. /single

    Awful, Berkman. /rundown

  456. UncleArgyle says:

    I’ll take the run.

  457. A-Rod's Hip says:

    i’ll take it… begrudgingly… smh

  458. chu-hi says:

    oh brother…..

  459. Greg says:

    I’m ok with that.

    If there was nobody out, I would be pissed.

  460. Zack says:

    Lance turn earned and lost his “True Yankee” membership on the same play

  461. tom says:

    well, the run scored. minimum we could have expected from the inning.

    it’s very weird. innings 1-6, the Yankees are like the September team. after that, it’s June/July again.

  462. nathan says:

    Well, run 1 of game 1 was scored by Cano.

    If all happens per history — ala Lee will kick our bat, AJ will suck — then I believe we will win 6-5 today too :P

  463. Mike R says:

    I can’t take it all out on Berkman. Swisher and Posada looked LOST against Lewis. Swisher takes a pitch right down the middle for strike 3 and I’m not even sure how to explain what Posada swung at..

  464. Frank says:

    If the Yanks can keep the Rangers from scoring any more runs, they will win this game.

  465. handtius says:

    what’s going on? Is it, we only want to win when we get down by 5? before that, it’s too easy.

  466. Mike Pop says:

    Just stop the bleeding, the offense can get back from this.

    Stopping the runs is the hard part.

  467. Mickey Scheister says:

    The cherry has been popped, chip away time! I’ll take it, gotta start somewhere.

  468. Mike R says:

    I don’t know how much I like Hughes going back out there.. Can he please throw some good pitches?

  469. A-Rod's Hip says:

    plenty of time in this game (as if this needs to be said)..

    just gotta hold them down at 5 Phil.. let’s go!

  470. UncleArgyle says:

    Big inning for Hughes

  471. Esteban says:

    Does Swisher look a little gimpy out there? Or was that just his swagger walk.

  472. Mickey Scheister says:

    That curve has been a strike all day, even farther outside and up for Lewis.

  473. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    Just need two scoreless innings, Philip.

  474. MikeD says:

    Needs a shut-down inning, and then we claw our way back again.

  475. All Star Carl says:

    Giving Hamilton too much respect.

  476. JerseyDutch says:

    Either Hughes puts up a big zero this inning or they should FIRE GIRARDI!

  477. nathan says:

    These sideline interviews are hilarious. Ron D asks something grudgingly, Smoltz runs away to the rest room and Ernie reaffirms with his qns that he has no business being in a baseball booth.

    Ernie should do what he knows best, ask Barkley to talk and shut up

  478. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Hmm maybe this walk should tell us Hughes isn’t spot on today.

  479. Esteban says:

    Can’t be too bad about Hughes staying away from Hamilton. He mashes righties, especially at home.

  480. Frank says:

    Girardi needs to pull Hughes. He has nothing today.

  481. nathan says:

    Ok i expect that ball 4 to be called for us too

  482. handtius says:

    Did anyone mention the stikezone yet? seems to be in rangers favor again. yanks not getting that right batters box call they’re getting.

    • ShuutoHeat says:

      Not to mention a fucking curve ball that was out of the zone up high that Molina coaxed back into the zone for a strike. I’m going to hold a grudge against that call.

      • handtius says:

        yep…if these games prove anything, it’s that the umpires can not call balls and strikes consistently for both teams. something has to done.

  483. Arman Tamzarian says:

    Seems odd that I get most nervous when Hughes is 0-2 on someone

  484. JerseyDutch says:

    Why even throw Vlad a strike? He swings at everything.

  485. bonestock94 says:

    I really miss Aceves right now.

  486. JerseyDutch says:

    DP’d

  487. Anthony Murillo says:

    Swisher = Super Mario

  488. chu-hi says:

    sweet!

  489. Cy Pettitte says:

    wow, awesome double play

    things may be turning guys

  490. Mike Axisa says:

    Hooray for 9-3 double plays.

  491. All Star Carl says:

    Lets go more runs.

  492. Esteban says:

    Woohoo, but Vlad crushed that :(

  493. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    Thanks, Hamilton.

  494. Mike R says:

    Let’s come back and score some runs come on. We gotta keep chipping away it’s what the Yankees do best. I’d love to see Gardner get on base right away.

  495. Carlosologist says:

    Swish has hops, let’s hope the offense can keep it going.

  496. MikeD says:

    Texas’ baserunning skills are the worst in the majors. For every run they get, they probably lose two or three.

  497. pete says:

    mind commentary of that play:

    FUCK-oh nice-fu-oh nice-nicceee

  498. Mickey Scheister says:

    The momentum has officially been shifted, here comes clobbering time.

  499. JerseyDutch says:

    I know they have a big inning in them. Is it this one?

  500. Mike R says:

    I’d love to see a homerun from A-Rod. I know he got that big hit last night past Michael Young, but something about A-Rod cutting into their lead in his old ballpark excites me.

  501. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    It’s time for a 7-run inning off Lewis.

  502. handtius says:

    There is that damn call again.

  503. Esteban says:

    How can a professional ump have this inconsistent of a strikezone? Players can deal with strike zone that’s not exactly rule book, but when it changes with every pitch, it’s gotta be unbelievably frustrating.

  504. All Star Carl says:

    How many gift strikes is Lewis going to get?

  505. pete says:

    shucks

  506. Mike R says:

    We need to swing the bat. Holy shit.. Colby Lewis from the Hiroshima Carp literally carving up our hitters.

  507. Greg says:

    We’re not winning this. Not with this zone

  508. cano is the bro says:

    jeets doesn’t look good at the plate today

  509. All Star Carl says:

    He wanted to call that a strike

  510. Jake H says:

    I want to know the MLB actually does something about umps and their terrible zones. I highly doubt they actually do thou.

  511. chu-hi says:

    2 out rally.

  512. Cy Pettitte says:

    ok Teix do some damage please and shut this crowd up

  513. Mike R says:

    Come on Tex, let’s do something.. Please!

  514. ThrillHouseMD says:

    Colby Lewis ladies and gentleman.

  515. Esteban says:

    The Yankees have not capitalized on their chances nearly enough. Yet.

  516. PaulF says:

    Fuck this guy’s curveball.

  517. Mike R says:

    Awesome…

  518. Esteban says:

    I don’t think Teix handles long layoffs well.

  519. chu-hi says:

    this is really frustrating.

  520. Ace says:

    Holy crap. One of those strikes will be crushed into centerfield soon enough. Davis is walking a fine line.

  521. Ivan says:

    Fustrating…

  522. Jake H says:

    Tony Randazzo feels sorry for Lewis having a bad career so he is giving him the zone of a lifetime!

  523. Kiersten says:

    You know cause we’ve been completely baffled by Wilson and Lewis, we’re gonna rock Lee at home on Monday.

    Book it.

  524. Greg says:

    Well it’s not over, but the odds aren’t looking good.

  525. Anthony Murillo says:

    I am not giving up on this game, especially with the Rangers bullpen, but the Yankees offense needs to step up. Bottom line.

  526. MikeD says:

    Hitters are in shadow-land now, which will not help the team behind.

  527. Adam says:

    Bleh. After two straight bad starts (and this isn’t an excuse) it seems notable to point out that it stinks that a team that wins its division series closer essentially gets punished by an extended break (I realize it cuts both ways at times, but couldn’t they have started the series after even two days off?)

    • MikeD says:

      No way around it, and good teams will almost always have longer periods of time off in between rounds. It’s no excuse.

  528. Mike R says:

    This is so much more frustrating because this is the second game in a row we spotted Texas a 5 run lead. How many times can you expect the offense to come back from this big of a deficit. We had runners on first and second and couldn’t capitalize in the early innings. You can’t expect us to just flip a switch and have another 5 run inning not even 24 hours removed from the last one.

  529. Esteban says:

    Whoa Hughes is getting smoked today

  530. tom says:

    Man. Phil and his leadoff hits

  531. All Star Carl says:

    Why is Hughes still in?

  532. Mike R says:

    another no out double. Take Phil Hughes out of this game.

  533. JDDZip says:

    Phil Hughes has caught two breaks.

  534. Captain Jack says:

    Phail Hughes ladies and gentleman, god I fucking hate Texas.

  535. Mickey Scheister says:

    Bullpen, PLEASE!!!

  536. Pat D says:

    Jeez, it didn’t even look that good off his bat.

  537. cano is the bro says:

    like seriously? get that fucker out

    a 1-2-3 would be real nice hughes…

  538. Ace says:

    Ok. Time to take Phil out.

  539. Pat D says:

    Mike, I think we need a new thread.

  540. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Why is he still in here?

  541. Ivan says:

    This is where is your eiland, you go to Hughes and make some adjustments. I mean 6 2 K’s hits are inexcusable. He’s muchg better than that.

  542. Literal Jim says:

    Leadoff crushed double? I don’t believes my eyes.

  543. Mike R says:

    WYHY IS PHIL HUGHES STILL IN THIS GAME HOLY SHIT

  544. Mike Axisa says:

    You might want to take him the fuck out now.

  545. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Is Girardi alive?

  546. Cy Pettitte says:

    get hughes out, christ Joe

  547. All Star Carl says:

    Another 0-2 hit.

    Is this a record?

  548. cano is the bro says:

    this is fucking absurd, girardi get him the fuck out

  549. Mickey Scheister says:

    BULLPEN. NOW. PLEASE!!

  550. Anthony Murillo says:

    I just want this game to be over with and head back to Yankee Stadium. Please oh please

  551. Alex S says:

    take him out already!

  552. UncleArgyle says:

    That is why you do not bunt.

  553. Greg says:

    That’s game

  554. Jake H says:

    Every 2 out hit has been elevated.

  555. Tachycardia says:

    And even the optimists have to be doubting our chances now. Hughes never should have been allowed to start this inning. Our pen is better than theirs, our starters are not. At least we stole one and it’s 1-1, we’ll just have to beat Cliff Lee at least once now.

  556. Mike R says:

    Yah it’s about to be a six run game. I don’t mean to be “that guy” but I do not expect a repeat of last night.

  557. Ben says:

    No clue what would make Girardi and Eiland think that Hughes would be able to have a good fifth.

    • tom says:

      a respectable 4th?

      • Ben says:

        A fly out by Young on an elevated fastball. A walk to Hamilton. A line drive right at Swisher by Guerrero.

        The amount of runs that Hughes allowed in the fourth inning isn’t indicative of how well he actually pitched. Unfortunately Girardi probably subscribes to your line of thinking, and that’s the problem.

        • Mike R says:

          I agree. Hughes was lucky to even get out of the 4th inning, I never thought we’d see him in the fifth..

  558. Ace says:

    I blame Girardi as much as Hughes there. JoeG just saw Cruz crush that ball and left him in against Kinsler. Terrible mistake. Looked like Ron Washington there. FML.

  559. All Star Carl says:

    I would have went to Mitre. Oh well.

  560. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Posada’s game calling is as bad as Hughes’ pitching today.

  561. Mike Pop says:

    Is that 7 or 8 0-2 hits?

  562. ShuutoHeat says:

    Game 2 winner, Tony Randazzo the UMP behind home plate.

    • Tachycardia says:

      Are you series? They’ve been crushing Hughes. Some of their doubles were near HRs. Phil choked and that’s just all there is to it. I don’t hold much hope for him in game 6 or the WS if we get there and that’s a big if with Cliff Lee looming in game 3.

      • handtius says:

        Hughes didn’t choke, he had a bad game.

      • bexarama says:

        I’m pretty sure you’re not even a Yankee fan, just a fan of some other team who’s concern trolling. You are terrible.

      • ShuutoHeat says:

        Hey read carefully buddy, anywhere in that fucking sentence that said Hughes had a good start? Grab your fucking glasses, maybe just maybe your fucking dumb troll ass will understand what I’m trying to fucking say.

        Hughes wasn’t hot at all today, he got shelled. But does it take away the fact that the fucking UMP behind the fucking plate is atrocious? I made a comment about Tony fucking Randazzo, so read carefully.

        Another thing, I made a fucking comment about the UMP. There is no fucking need for your dumbass trolling about how the fucking series is over. Did I fucking ask you to talk about Cliff Lee in game 3? Or the future of game 6?

        Oh by the way I am fucking “series”.

  563. chu-hi says:

    this is ugly.

  564. Too. Many. Fucking. Fastballs.

  565. wow says:

    that move comes 3 innings too late. No comeback today. Clean slate for Monday. N.B.D.

  566. Dream of Electric Sheep/ still haven't register /too lazy says:

    How many two strike fb does Posada have to fucking call before realizing it’s not optimal?

    And where is G’s little pet Mitre, what’s the point of having him?

  567. DGeezy says:

    new spillover thread for luck please

  568. ZZ says:

    Hughes was lucky to get out of the 4th inning. He got the DP, but Vladdy hit it on the screws.

    I don’t know what Girardi was thinking letting start the 5th with an off day tomorrow. This is the playoffs. There is no taking one for the team. You load up with the bullpen, take the day off tomorrow, and everyone is ready to go again.

  569. Frank says:

    Unlike yesterday, Girardi stayed with Hughes way too long. He should have been pulled after the third. They needed to hold it at 5. Now, their looking at a 6 run deficit at minimum.

  570. perplexed says:

    Man our pitching is back to September against a good offensive team. everything is up. Dont blame posada/girardi, no one can help if we dont pitch according to plan.

    guess its rally time but this is more uphill than yesterday.

  571. handtius says:

    I’m not saying we can’t come back, but this is embarrassing. Our starters can’t go more then 5 innings and give up less that 5 runs in the first 2 games. They can come back and win this game and win the series, but they’ll need to start pitching better then this to do so. Hopefully after these 2 starts, they’ll have all the rust gone and pitch better their next time around.

  572. Dream of Electric Sheep/ still haven't register /too lazy says:

    Posada’s pitching calling today has been atrocious!

    And Can we see if Hamiton can actually hit a fb anymore before pitching to him like a god.

    The guy pull absolute garbage pitch last night for a homerun.

  573. Mickey Scheister says:

    So, um, Mike…do the Yanks bring the tying run to the plate tonight? Since we all practice the technique of positive visualization, I say so!

  574. Tachycardia says:

    Not sure why Hughes thought he could get outs throwing fastballs right down the middle. I’m very worried about the next 5 games- Cliff Lee, AJ, shaky CC, awful Hughes, Cliff Lee. And the Rangers play better on the road.

    • Ray the Anti-Handle says:

      Umm, Texas is 39-42 on the road. They are not good on the road.

      • Tachycardia says:

        How many of those 42 losses did Cliff Lee pitch? Just an FYI, Lee will be pitching game 3. Anyway, all that matters is the Rangers are 3-0 on the road in the postseason.

        • bexarama says:

          Anyway, all that matters is the Rangers are 3-0 on the road in the postseason.

          Incredibly irrelevant. So were the Yankees. Hughes had given up 3 HITS! in 15+ innings in Arlington before this start. My God, go doom and gloom elsewhere, this is not the place for your crap.

        • Ray the Anti-Handle says:

          You’re going to pull the ultimate SSS and use it as an argument…?

        • Mike Axisa says:

          Eight. He started eight games on the road for Texas. They won two.

    • RalphieD says:

      if by better you mean 3 games under .500 for the season…then yes, they play MUCH better on the road

  575. A-Rod's Hip says:

    i think we needz a new thread…

  576. Ace says:

    All I gotta say is we have home-field advantage back. If they win this game so be it. Let’s see them take one in our house. I don’t care how good Lee is. He can be beaten.

    • A-Rod's Hip says:

      agree

      if anyone can beat Lee, why not us? seriously.. people act like we’re not the defending champs or somethin

      • wow says:

        we actually have a better chance against Lee just cuz we’ve seen him as opposed to today’s starting joker. If only the starting pitching would do it’s job.

  577. Esteban says:

    That’s pretty badass if they actually killed those and put them up

    • Ace says:

      Its badass to kill a defenseless animal with a high powered rifle from 500 yards away? Not the time and place for this discussion but I disagree.

  578. chu-hi says:

    enough of the antler talk with these ninkumpoops!

  579. A-Rod's Hip says:

    very disappointed in Phil today… smh.. o well..

    gotta keep fightin’!

  580. ZZ says:

    Joba could really pick Hughes and Girardi up here. Finish it off man and keep it at 5.

  581. Cy Pettitte says:

    errr wow, good Joba

  582. Ace says:

    So he’s a reformed drug addict, alcoholic and an animal killer. Fantastic.

  583. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    Thanks for swinging at junk!

  584. Carlosologist says:

    Joba’s slider is flat out nasty today.

  585. yankeedoodle says:

    Yankee starters have sucked big time (stating the obvious). They are damn lucky to be going home with a split, thanks to last night`s miraculous comeback. Let`s hope that Andy can come up with a stellar performance on Monday.

    • The Fallen Phoenix says:

      I still believe they go back to New York with a 2-0 lead. I have not given up this game yet.

  586. Mike R says:

    After seeing how bad our number one and number three pitchers did I do NOT want to see AJ Burnett. I’d rather see CC come out and have a rebound start because AJ is just a ticking time bomb.

  587. A-Rod's Hip says:

    son of a bitch

  588. Mike R says:

    Six run lead. Good shit.

  589. chu-hi says:

    sun ofa bitch.

  590. MikeD says:

    Well, he almost made it out of the jam.

  591. Cy Pettitte says:

    oh come on, could you get ANY closer to stranding Kinsler and not do it?

  592. Mickey Scheister says:

    At least Joba got a called strike outta the zone, that’s a start.

  593. Slappy White says:

    I wonder why the Yankees dont have cool things like Antlers and Claws ?

    Oh, thats right, they got 27 World Championships instead

    /suckitTBS

  594. UncleArgyle says:

    that one hurts

  595. Ben says:

    Man, 1-2 count, and they go with a pitch in the strike zone. That’s really bad.

    • Zack says:

      Yeah too bad it wasn’t a slider so everyone could complain about that instead.

      • Ben says:

        Wait, you think that’s the right pitch to go with on 1-2? A FB is fine in that situation, but it has to be up and out of the zone. With no margin for error (a runner at third), you can’t take the risk of throwing a pitch in the zone, because even if it’s a good pitch (which is was) it can result in a hit (like it did).

        • Zack says:

          Right, and then people would complain: Throw strikes fattie! Then it’d be 2-2 and he’d throw a slider and it’d be OMG ANOTHER SLIDER, then full count.

          He threw 95 low and away, I can live with that.

          • Ben says:

            Well people saying that would be wrong. Who cares what the masses say, it was the wrong pitch in that spot. And once again, Joba made a very good pitch. He executed it perfectly. But that’s the problem, even if he makes his pitch there, it can result in a hit. Joba needs to throw a pitch that if he executes, it has (almost) no chance of resulting in a hit.

  596. Jake H says:

    So it’s 6 runs. So what, it isn’t like this team couldn’t score 7 runs.

  597. Mickey Scheister says:

    How great would it feel if the Yanks did come back, we all remember how great last night felt. If you believe it, you can achieve it!!

    • chu-hi says:

      still a lot of game to play.

    • Betty Lizard says:

      If you believe it, you can achieve it!!

      If you think you can or you think you can’t, you’re right!
      You can’t afford the luxury of a negative thought!
      It’s never too late if you start NOW!
      Wishing DOES make it so!

      (Yeah, so I went to grad school in southern California. So what?)

  598. cano is the bro says:

    this claw and antlers shit is so dumb, i hate the rangers

    • chu-hi says:

      put in the ralley monkey, tomahak chop, etc etc barrel.

    • Mickey Scheister says:

      I got one, I got one….how about last nights comeback named, the Mollywhopp? Or…the deflating feeling from last nights game to the heart of TX, the Sac Tap….I’m trying here.

  599. Devil In A Blue Cap says:

    I’m just going to say: this comeback is going to make the crowd sound like a tomb.

  600. Captain Jack says:

    1-1 with Cliff Lee going G3…hope Pettitte has a big game in him.

  601. Mike R says:

    Yah after Moreland makes that play you know the baseball gods are NOT on our side tonight..

  602. cano is the bro says:

    wow foul out first pitch, i seem to be getting angrier and angrier as this game goes on

  603. Esteban says:

    Jeebus you cannot hold down Cano.

  604. Cy Pettitte says:

    Robbie is KILLING it today

  605. All Star Carl says:

    Jesus Christ Cano wow

  606. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    CANO!!!! DEJA VU ANYONE?

  607. Carlosologist says:

    Cano with the flourish!

  608. chu-hi says:

    can robbie bat for everyone today?

  609. Alex S says:

    Robbie muthafucka!

  610. cano is the bro says:

    crushed

  611. Mickey Scheister says:

    CANO IS THE BRO! At least someone brought their bat!

  612. Bryan says:

    Time to build off this.

  613. tom says:

    They forgot to tell Robbie the game’s over

  614. Mike R says:

    Wow.. a beam of light in a horrible performance by the Yankees. Maybe we can make something out of it.. but it’s gonna be quite the challenge..

  615. Anthony Murillo says:

    Cano should literally slap his piece against every Yankee. Maybe it’ll bring them MVP type hitting skills and we can come back

  616. Mike Axisa says:

    Damn Robbie. Don’t be so mean.

  617. handtius says:

    wow…that was huge….and how we started last night.

  618. bonestock94 says:

    Holy crap thats big

  619. bexarama says:

    At least Robbie still rules

  620. Esteban says:

    If you think about it, the Yankees are in a similar position right now to where they were last night.

    • Mike R says:

      Yup very similar. As much faith as I have in the Yankees line up I can’t expect them to climb out of the gutter day after day. If we do happen to come back I would be MORE than excited. Even if we lose though I love our lineup versus Lee, yes he’s a great pitcher but we’re a great club.

    • handtius says:

      correct you is.

  621. Ace says:

    The man is unconscious. Absolute freak. Props to you Mr. Cano.

  622. Mickey Scheister says:

    WOW, you’d think he just flew out to shallow center field by the lack of noise in the booth. ROBBIE JUST HIT A NO DOUBT DEEP HOMERUN, PRETEND TO BE EXCITED!! Just silence. Those doubles by Cruz got ten times the elation outta these terrible announcers.

  623. Mike R says:

    What is Swisher swinging at down 5 runs, try to work the walk.. come on..

  624. Hall and Nokes says:

    Cano would be working on a 3HR game in Yankee Stadium.

  625. handtius says:

    can we have 2 out rally?

  626. All Star Carl says:

    If Berk could go deep here…

  627. Mike R says:

    A homerun from Berkman would literally PUMP oxygen, blood, antibodies, protein, whatever type of nutrient this team needs for another come back.

  628. JerseyDutch says:

    We still haven’t had our rally inning. I know it’s in us.

  629. theyankeewarrior says:

    Cmon Lance….

  630. JerseyDutch says:

    Surprised that wasn’t called a strike.

  631. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    I’m amazed the ump didn’t call that curve a strike…

  632. All Star Carl says:

    Do you keep BG in?

  633. Anthony Murillo says:

    Yankees are showing some life. Let’s feast on this bullpen

  634. UncleArgyle says:

    Pinch hit Thames?

  635. chu-hi says:

    hello bullpen.

  636. Carlosologist says:

    Here comes the LOLpen, which means comeback!

  637. Mike Pop says:

    One time.

  638. Mike R says:

    This is where we need to get some hits. I don’t want to see them bring in a reliever and get a one pitch out. Please Gardner smack one over the infielders head

  639. bonestock94 says:

    Oh man, a 3 run bomb here, PLEASE

  640. JerseyDutch says:

    Wow, no faith in his starter.

  641. Mister Delaware says:

    If its a lefty, I’m giving Thames a shot. Less than 2 outs and I don’t but the situation calls for it.

  642. Ace says:

    I can feel the tension in the stands from my living room. Love it!

  643. Mike Axisa says:

    Pinch hit Thames here. Go for the kill.

  644. Ivan says:

    Pinch hit Gardy for Thames…idk.

  645. Mickey Scheister says:

    Here comes the weak underbelly of this beatable Texas team!!

  646. Anthony Murillo says:

    I don’t know if I’d pinch hit Thames for Gardner…

  647. All Star Carl says:

    Come on Thames. Big hit please.

  648. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    Clay Rapada? Too bad it’s not Cano up there.

  649. cano is the bro says:

    lol does this mean thames will be playing LF now?

  650. bonestock94 says:

    shitting bricks

  651. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    Did Rapada turn his head to look at 2nd base mid-delivery? Weird.

  652. Anthony Murillo says:

    Ugh…

  653. Mister Delaware says:

    Balls.

  654. Mike R says:

    Game.

    • Mike R says:

      I take that back. Just wish he could of atleast got on.. Our heart of the order really needs to show us why they get paid the big bucks next inning.

  655. V says:

    And that was the 3R HR meatball.

  656. Ivan says:

    God Dammit….

  657. chu-hi says:

    F*CK!

  658. cano is the bro says:

    well that was probably our best chance to get back in it

  659. Captain Bawls says:

    *sigh*

  660. UncleArgyle says:

    That was a meatball Thames.

  661. MikeD says:

    Lost all TV. Perhaps all 800 channels are under negotiation with CableVision.

  662. bexarama says:

    That sucks.

    The fact that the Texas crowd is crazy nervous with a lead this big is kind of hilarious though.

  663. tom says:

    It was too early. Yanks don’t hit full volume till the 7th.

    Nine more outs against the Bullpen of Death. Hope abides.

  664. Ben says:

    Good call by Molina. On 3-2 he went with the slider in, the pitch that Thames had been struggling with the entire AB.

  665. smurfy says:

    shucks, gotta do it next inning. Better to start with no outs, anyway.

  666. JerseyDutch says:

    Three more frames. We’re not done yet.

  667. pete says:

    lays go d-rob

  668. All Star Carl says:

    1-7 with risp. It is due to correct itself top 7.

  669. Bombers says:

    Hey look Hamilton is human after all

  670. JerseyDutch says:

    No two-out rallies!

  671. Anthony Murillo says:

    I’m happy the Yankee fans novelty is the fact that we root for a sucessful team. Words cannot express how much I hate those cowbells in Tampa, the infamous white towels, the antlers, the Rally Monkey, the thunder sticks.

    Fuck ‘em

  672. All Star Carl says:

    Damn I love our bullpen. Joe G should have went to these guys earlier.

  673. Cy Pettitte says:

    new thread please?

  674. C says:

    How great is that Girardi/Mo Taco Bell commercial? Almost as good as the Torre/Randolph Subway commercial from a few years ago.

  675. JerseyDutch says:

    That Dave Robertson is a very handsome man.

    No homo…

  676. So the season’s totally over now, right? For real this time?

  677. Mickey Scheister says:

    9 outs left, this game is still within grasp!!