ALCS Game Two: Yankees @ Rangers

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ALCS Game Two Spillover Thread

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.

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Olney: Royals intend to listen to offers for Greinke
ALCS Game Two Spillover Thread
  • Pat D

    Cliff Lee is a cheater!!!

    • John

      If Cliff Lee is a cheater, Tiger Woods is a cheetah.

      /lame

      • Pat D

        Do you doubt the claims of Michael Kay?

  • baravelli

    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?

    • Pat D

      Awesome handle, by the way. Do you sell ice and bootleg liquor?

      • baravelli

        Thanks! Dats-a-me, Baravelli de ice man!

        Hi diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle, this time I tink we run up da middle.

  • FIPster Doofus

    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.

  • Guest

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

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      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).

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Mrs. OBP Jesus Maquinito

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

    • Pat D

      No fights over Andy, I hope.

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Mrs. OBP Jesus Maquinito

        Nah, I tend to go for catchers.

        ….

        That didn’t come out right, did it?

        • Esteban

          Yikes

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

        I don’t think she’ll be fighting me over him. :p

    • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

      Wait, you guys have never actually met?

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Mrs. OBP Jesus Maquinito

        Not yet…

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      :D !

    • pete

      nerdhot.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

        I’m the opposite of hot

        • pete

          psht

  • Carlosologist

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

  • http://www.twitter.com/deanezag Zack

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

    • Jose the Satirist

      No. It is a result of the difference between broadcasting on FOX versus TBS.

  • JerseyDutch

    A little humor before the game:

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

    • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

      I laughed.

  • All Star Carl

    Time to go up 2-0 Yankees

  • cano is the bro

    yankees are a good looking team.

    no homo…

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

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

    • Jose the Satirist

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

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Mrs. OBP Jesus Maquinito

        2nded

      • Bruce

        Don’t be gay.

        • pete

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

          if it’s not, jesus.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

          What are you, 12?

          • Bruce

            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

              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

                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

                  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

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

  • V

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

  • V

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

  • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

    Where is everyone today?

    • Jose the Satirist

      Hungover and just waking up.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Mrs. OBP Jesus Maquinito

      On my sofa.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      Here, and still all ~emotionally exhausted~ from last night

  • V

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

  • Carlosologist

    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.

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

    Are we doooooomed again yet

  • Esteban

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

    • Jose the Satirist

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

      • Esteban

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

  • All Star Carl

    New thread for good luck please

  • Cy Pettitte

    only game 2 and these extended commercial break are already annoying

  • http://sbcvoices.com Dave Miller

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

    • Pat D

      Mid-June.

    • JerseyDutch

      1973

      • Esteban

        No, I think it was June 12 of 1972, to be exact.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      It’s the first inning.

  • Hall and Nokes

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

    • Pat D

      Still would like to get the lead first to hopefully get the crowd to STFU.

  • JerseyDutch

    DOOOOOOOOMED!

  • chu-hi

    not the claw!!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    claw and antler….ugh

  • Esteban

    Antlers and Claws= Lamest signs ever

  • Carlosologist

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    was he really safe?

    • Esteban

      I think the replay showed he was safe.

  • Esteban

    I want to go deer hunting all of a sudden.

  • bonestock94

    wtf is antlers, go to hell

  • Pat D

    Out.

    • Pat D

      Eh, maybe not.

      • Carlosologist

        I thought Andrus was out too, but on second thought, it was pretty close. Tie goes to the runner, no?

  • Carlosologist

    He was out!

  • All Star Carl

    He was out.

  • Meat Loaf

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

  • Mickey Scheister

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

  • All Star Carl

    N/m good call

  • smurfy

    phil tickled that corner

  • JerseyDutch

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

  • http://www.twitter.com/deanezag Zack

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Pat D

    C’mon, Jorge!

  • Hall and Nokes

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

  • Esteban

    That’s on Hughes, not Posada.

  • V

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

    Ugh…

    • bonestock94

      Great, get a defensive catcher that hits .180 like the rest of the league.

  • All Star Carl

    Stolen base was on Hughes

    • Pat D

      If Jorge doesn’t drop the ball, he could have had him.

      • Esteban

        No way, he was halfway to third when the ball was released.

  • JerseyDutch

    Anyone in a panic yet?

  • Esteban

    Ummmm perfect pitch?

  • pete

    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.

    • pete

      …he says right as Hughes gets robbed of a strikeout by a bad call

  • Cy Pettitte

    that was strike 3

    • V

      Yep.

  • Mister Delaware

    Ugh. Phranchise has to get that call.

  • Slappy White

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

  • nathan

    How was that not strike 3?

  • ZZ

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

    • Esteban

      word up ZZ

  • Hall and Nokes

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

  • chu-hi

    dp time

  • Mickey Scheister

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

    • Mister Delaware

      Its actually spelled o-f-f-a-l.

      • Mickey Scheister

        Offal is a culinary term used to refer to the entrails and internal organs of a butchered animal. The word does not refer to a particular list of organs, but includes most internal organs other than muscles or bones

    • Mickey Scheister

      I mean they ARE awful, damn iPhone!

    • WWJMD

      All that veal went straight to their strike zone.

  • Mister Delaware

    C’mon GIDP.

  • pete

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

    • ZZ

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

      • pete

        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

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

      • nathan

        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

        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.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

          Orlando Hudson hasn’t been an elite defensive second baseman in four years.

    • WWJMD

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

  • nathan

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    Phil isn’t getting any corner calls it appears

  • Mister Delaware

    Gas.

  • bonestock94

    sit down

  • chu-hi

    nice!

  • http://leegrantphotography.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/madmax.jpg gxpanos

    Young Phillip. Just get out of it now.

  • smurfy

    phil’s favorite corner

  • Esteban

    Huge pitch there.

  • UncleArgyle

    Nice f’ing pitch Phil

  • Cy Pettitte

    that was an ugly swing even for Vlad

  • Juaoquin

    Ernie so dissapointed he struck him out.

  • Carlosologist

    Phil’s got the strikeout pitch going today.

  • http://sbcvoices.com Dave Miller

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

    • Brian in NH

      computers never lie

  • All Star Carl

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

    • http://www.twitter.com/deanezag Zack

      He did have him 0-2 and hit the inside corner with “ball 3″

  • chu-hi

    wtf?

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

    What the hell was that?

  • Cy Pettitte

    Posada what the fuck? Why are you throwing?

  • UncleArgyle

    stupid stupid Jorge

  • Anthony Murillo

    How can Posada fall for that? Seriously…

  • DallasGreen

    why the hell did he throw through!!

  • Brian in NH

    garg!

  • JerseyDutch

    Why you throw, Jorgie?

  • Carlosologist

    did we just get double steal’d

  • Esteban

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

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

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

    • Ivan

      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.

  • V

    Ugh. Guys.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    WTF Cano?

  • Slappy White

    Stupid Jorge

  • http://fmylife.com Bryan

    Posada you fucking idiot.

  • http://leegrantphotography.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/madmax.jpg gxpanos

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

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      and 10580928609268 “Yankee fans” suddenly come to RAB to delight in how much the Yankees/Posada suck/s

  • Kevin

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

  • nathan

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

    • Mister Delaware

      If the tag occured before Andrus crossed the plate.

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      If Andrus makes it to the plate, yes, he still scores. But the inning would have been over.

      • Ray the Anti-Handle

        That should be “makes it to the plate before the tag”.

    • V

      If tagged before the run, no, if after, yes.

    • http://www.twitter.com/deanezag Zack

      Yes, if he was tagged after Andrus scored.

  • WWJMD

    Shouldn’t Cano just have tagged JHam?

  • Mister Delaware

    Cano has to take that out.

  • All Star Carl

    Come on Posada why are you throwing man?

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

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

  • Juaoquin

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

  • UncleArgyle

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

  • Pat D

    Cano could have tagged Hamilton before Andrus crossed the plate.

  • Hall and Nokes

    little league mistake

  • cano is the bro

    phil needs to bean the shit out of andrus

    • Brian in NH

      haha that would be sweet.

      anybody named elvis is a douche these days anyways

  • Brian in NH

    hughes k’s the side

  • Esteban

    Hughes looked GREAT that inning.

  • JerseyDutch

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

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

  • It’sATarp

    Montero can’t be this bad of a catcher

    • Esteban

      Sure he could.

  • UncleArgyle

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

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

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

    • dalelama

      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.

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

        Your hatred of Posada is laughable.

  • nathan

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

    • WWJMD

      He should have bear clawed her boob.

  • ZZ

    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

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

    • http://www.twitter.com/deanezag Zack

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

      • ZZ

        That was his intention but it wasn’t going to work out because he slipped and almost fell.

    • Ivan

      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.

  • dalelama

    The Bronx Butcher (Posada) gives Texas a run…

    • Captain Jack

      Andrus was out at second…Hughes had Cruz out.

      • dalelama

        Not according to the replay….

        • Captain Jack

          Are you shitting me Cano had the ball and the glove was down before he got to the plate…that was an incredible throw by Posada.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      LOL I knew you were going to show up <3

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

      WORST PLAYER EVER LOL WHATEVS

  • Mickey Scheister

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

  • Jon in CUO

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

  • V

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

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

    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.

    • Gonzo

      Hamilton stopped in his tracks so he wouldn’t be tagged out.

    • Slappy White

      Hamilton was stopping for a run down so the run was gonna score anyway

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

        Yeah but you’re out of the inning instead of having to face Cruz with another man in scoring position. They’re giving you the out, take it.

        • Gonzo

          That’s exactly what they wanted and they got it one better.

  • JV

    wow thanks jorge

  • Hall and Nokes

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

  • JerseyDutch

    DOOOOOOOOOOMED!

  • Brian in NH

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

  • Mike R

    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..

  • Captain Jack

    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.

    • Pat D

      And Hamilton was stuck out on the 2-2 pitch.

  • JDDZip

    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

    • V

      Oh, argument by ignorance, that’s always a winner.

    • JerseyDutch

      We reserve the right to air all our ignorant opinions.

  • Sick Nwisher

    28 pitches from Hughes already?

    • Esteban

      Little infield hit by Andrus and should have k’ed Hamilton. He looks good.

      • Sick Nwisher

        Thanks, good to hear.

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

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

    • Mike R

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

    • nathan

      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

      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.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

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

        • Pat D

          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

            Ehh…I like the ones who have actual devoted fans, I love Mark Cuban and the Mavs…I still wish that Steve Nash was there though :(

            • Pat D

              I would have been very interested to see him buy the Rangers or the Cubs.

              • Captain Jack

                I wanted him to buy the Rangers after Cliff Lee signs with the Yankees.

        • Captain Jack

          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.

          • Pat D

            Actually, AGon was traded for Adam Eaton, which is arguably worse.

            • Captain Jack

              Ahhh yes, you’re right on both counts. My mistake.

          • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

            All of which you’re entitled to feel, I just don’t feel that way. And the “Yankees suck” chants are, well, everywhere.

    • DallasGreen

      beyond stupid

    • Captain Jack

      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

      This is like BP. Some loud hits already

      • nathan

        reply fail

  • V

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

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

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

    • Bob Stone

      It looked possible.

    • ZZ

      That’s right. Because, Hamilton slipped as he tried to double back.

  • Bob Stone

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

    • MikeD

      Just arriving. What did the Yanks do wrong to give Texas the run?

  • nathan

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

    • Bob Stone

      From your lips to Mo’s ears.

  • Big Stein

    I think Cano forgot there was two outs.

    • Bob Stone

      Probably.

    • It’sATarp

      no hamilton would have caused a run down anyways. Posada was dumb to throw thru

      • Big Stein

        Hamilton fell down on the ground four feet (completely down) before 2nd base.

        All Cano had to do was fall on top of him.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Offal rare strike zone, again!

    • SF Yanks

      A-W-F-U-L

      • Mickey Scheister

        OFFAL RARE. Use your eyes and think, it was a joke.

        • SF Yanks

          Let’s see if we can find the irony in your comment.

          There’s so much ignorance flying around here it’s easy to get fooled by someones wit (yours) and mistake it for something else. You have to have a really good wit/sarcasm detector around here… especially when the Yanks are losing.

          But I wouldn’t have to tell you to “use your eyes and think” because you should already know that, now would I?

      • Mickey Scheister
  • Mike Pop

    Calm down, people.

  • Captain Jack

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

  • Bob Stone

    C’mon Cano.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Robbie’s bat speed through the zone is just ridiculous

  • Esteban

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH SHIT

  • JerseyDutch

    Oh man, that looked out.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Drat. That’s gone in the Bronx.

  • chu-hi

    damn…thought he had that.

  • Mister Delaware

    I wish this were a home game.

  • All Star Carl

    Man ain’t that some BS.

  • Bob Stone

    Missed by only two feet.

  • V

    Man, I hate this fucking ballpark.

  • Cy Pettitte

    how the fuck did that not get out?

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

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

  • Carlosologist

    Close but no cigar. Damn, that was close.

  • Juaoquin

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

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

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      Nah, don’t sink to their level

  • ZZ

    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

      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.

  • First Time Poster

    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.

    • http://www.twitter.com/deanezag Zack

      Voting is done before the postsesaon

    • Sick Nwisher

      I am pretty sure the votes are already in.

      • nathan

        Well

        Dont give too much credit to the BBWA

        They did vote for Volquez

        Funny, I always read — even from reporters — that they should be in by end of regular season, no one ever says whether ones received later are not counted

    • tom

      votes are already locked in

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      The votes are already in. (Which is a good thing otherwise Jason Heyward would have no chance in ROY against Posey)

  • bonestock94

    They’re crushing him

  • chu-hi

    swish!

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

    Attaboy Swish.

  • Bob Stone

    Awright Swish

  • V

    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).

  • http://fmylife.com Bryan

    Gettin’ some big swings off this guy.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Swisher sweets, so good

    here’s your chance Jorgie

  • bobtaco

    Lewis already getting hit hard, bodes well

  • Esteban

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

  • smurfy

    they are getting lewis’ range.

  • Esteban

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

  • Carlosologist

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

    • UncleArgyle

      agreed.

  • JerseyDutch

    Redemption time, Jorge.

  • All Star Carl

    Make em work!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Yankees suck chants already?

  • Mister Delaware

    Turn him loose.

  • Big Stein

    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

    • JerseyDutch

      His mind must keep wandering to his hot wife.

  • chu-hi

    digging those “yankees suck” chants.

  • Mickey Scheister

    “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.

  • Bob Stone

    Lewis ain’t gonna last very long.

    • Carlosologist

      He walked five in five innings in Game 3 of the ALDS. We’re going to destroy him.

  • cjc

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

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

      Drew a walk on 5 balls, the guy is pretty good. What games do you people watch?

      • Esteban

        The Alternate Universe channel

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

    Completely biased strike zone.

    • Captain Jack

      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.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Juaoquin

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

  • DallasGreen

    ahhh, the floating zone again.

  • chu-hi

    how many antlers does that walk get?

  • Cy Pettitte

    Berka Berka time, do some damage Lance

  • Mickey Scheister

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

  • JerseyDutch

    Elvis, please leave the building.

  • Esteban

    Let’s go Big Puma

  • MikeD

    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?

    • MikeD

      “they’re”

      Don’t want to upset the spelling police.

    • JerseyDutch

      Ranger Rags?

      • Captain Jack

        That’s what Laura Bush calls a bloody tampon.

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

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

  • Bob Stone

    Knock this pitcher out!!

  • Mister Delaware

    Lewis is getting rocked.

  • Juaoquin

    Give me a break

  • chu-hi

    daym.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    BABIP is bitch.

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

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

  • All Star Carl

    Jesus hard it balls and no runs.

  • bobtaco

    Spanked, but no cigar

  • JobaTheHeat62

    we crushed the ball that inning

  • Hall and Nokes

    good at bats in that inning

  • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

    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

      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.

      • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

        Yupp, I remember. They’ll fall in eventually it’s just so frustrating. (I know, I know, you guys = choir, me = preaching)

      • smurfy

        we gotta hurry, though, because of the approaching shadows.

  • tom

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

    Just not yet.

  • It’sATarp

    texas is so fucken lucky this game

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

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

  • DallasGreen

    lucky lewis. we’re gonna get this guy

  • http://leegrantphotography.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/madmax.jpg gxpanos

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

  • http://fmylife.com Bryan

    Fucking dickholes.

    /Frustrated’d.

  • MikeD

    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.

  • UncleArgyle

    The runs will come

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • ChrisR

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

  • Mike R

    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..

    • Gonzo

      Jebus, did you hear Smoltz say, “hopefully that won’t be a damaging hit because it’s two outs” after Swish’s double? I was like WTF?!?!?!?!

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

        Smoltz doesn’t like the Yankees and it’s kind of obvious why.

  • Accent Shallow

    Runs are happening.

  • Carlosologist

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

  • Esteban

    Shit Puma crushed that

  • JerseyDutch

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

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

    I fucking hate BABIP.

  • nathan

    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.

    • http://www.twitter.com/deanezag Zack

      Andrus’ first SB wasn’t a SB, it was a WP

      • Captain Jack

        And the throw was IN TIME

  • cjc

    damn it next time around boys next time around

    lucky bastards

  • Mike R

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

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

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

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

      He won’t. Umpires are blind.

  • ShuutoHeat

    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.

    • Cy Pettitte

      more like redemption than payback

      • ShuutoHeat

        The morons in the booth didn’t have their list of big words out to use in that sentence. I should have just muted the goddamn game earlier.

        • Captain Jack

          I’m considering muting it and listening to Sterling and Waldman on gameday audio.

  • Carlosologist

    Fuck you David Murphy.

    • Cy Pettitte

      +1 million

    • pete

      i hate when shitty players pretend to be good against us

  • Mike Pop

    Was crushed.

  • DallasGreen

    shit

  • Pat D

    Playing “The Natural” music?

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

  • All Star Carl

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

  • Mickey Scheister

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

    • Pat D

      He’s a platoon player, therefore he cannot be “great.”

      • Mickey Scheister

        But I thought he would start on any other team, has TBS lied to me?!?!

  • Ivan

    Gotta get ahead of these hitters Phil.

  • Anthony Murillo

    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…

  • nathan

    Looks who is excited now, Ernie J ofcourse

    • ShuutoHeat

      I think he jizzed himself on that one.

      • nathan

        lol

  • Bob Stone

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

  • V

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

  • Mike R

    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.

  • Dela G

    damn that homer sucked

  • Captain Jack

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

    • Bob Stone

      Unnecessary!

    • Mike Pop

      Ignore.

    • ShuutoHeat

      Fat fuck? Seriously?

      • Captain Jack

        He’s an awfully husky guy, not a physique like Alex, Teixeira, or Pettitte…not that I have anything against fat guys, just ones who allow runs ;)

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

          He’s in no way fat/husky/out of shape, certainly not more so than Pettitte. You’re an obnoxious child.

          • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

            Not trying to say Andy’s fat or out of shape, he’s clearly not, just he’s a pretty big guy. So’s Phil.

          • Captain Jack

            Big fat ass, lots of spare flesh on his face…lots of meat hanging from his back and shoulders.

    • ZZ

      You’re a child. Seriously. Grow up.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      Seriously, go away.

  • V

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

  • All Star Carl

    42 pitches already for Hughes.

  • Esteban

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

  • Starks in Tampa

    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

      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

      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

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

  • Big Stein

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

    • nathan

      throw in a side of Mr Met — Ron D — i think I hate the booth (have to hear them the whole game).

    • ShuutoHeat

      Why choose one to hate more? When you can hate them both equally?

  • JerseyDutch

    Shut it down now, boys.

  • TOMACONDA

    Hughes at 45 pitches waaaaayyyyyyy too many

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

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

    • Captain Jack

      No, no he doesn’t.

    • Esteban

      Yea, I’d say

    • Big Stein

      being off 7 days has a negative affect.

  • bonestock94

    Oh jeez

  • All Star Carl

    Throw something else Hughes.

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

    The things Texas does is really annoying

    • Captain Jack

      Almost as annoying as fastball fastball fastball…

  • Hall and Nokes

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

  • Mickey Scheister

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

    /ikid

    • Bob Stone

      He was surprisingly impressive last night.

  • chu-hi

    c’mon.

  • Literal Jim

    Pen’s gonna have to work hard today too.

  • Mike R

    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.

    • Cy Pettitte

      someone get Dave Island on the phone so we can tell him this

      • Mike R

        Just TEXTED him, all is good :) We’re gonna jump on Lewis but we can’t keep letting them score (obviously).

  • Ivan

    Im not worried.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Quit the shit, Phil.

  • Starks in Tampa

    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

    • nathan

      Ernie is the last person who can talk abt cliches. he is worse than Mike Tirico and Buck

  • Ivan

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

  • Dela G

    :(

  • chu-hi

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

  • Carlosologist

    Why was Tex so far off the line?

  • bonestock94

    Looks like it’ll be another stressful one.

  • Pat D

    Why is Teix playing there?

    • Esteban

      I think Young is an extreme pull hitter.

  • All Star Carl

    Would he stop with the Cutter?

  • Esteban

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

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

    Why was Mark playing that far off?

  • Ivan

    This is a big spot here.

  • Anthony Murillo

    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…

  • Literal Jim

    A 3-0 lead is insurmountable!

    • http://www.twitter.com/deanezag Zack

      game over!

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • UncleArgyle

    sigh. He really needs to stop the bleeding here

  • ShuutoHeat

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

  • Mike R

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

  • nathan

    This could be a 9-7 type of game.

    Down 3-0 — de javu

  • V

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

  • Bob Stone

    This may not end well.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Okay Phil….breathe, stretch and shake!!

  • Ivan

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

  • Tachycardia

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

    • Cy Pettitte

      you must not be watching the same game as us

      or the game last night

      • Mike R

        dude!! It’s impossible to score 3 runs in 6 innings. I’ve studied baseball for years and it’s happened just once!

    • Carlosologist

      I didn’t know baseball games ended after two innings. Learn something new everyday, I guess.

    • Ace

      You’re being sarcastic right? You were pulling the same doomsday shit last night. Mad annoying.

    • http://www.twitter.com/deanezag Zack

      Is it really?

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      Didn’t we go through this shit last night? You’re another one that needs to just go away.

    • JerseyDutch

      Well, it wouldn’t be a RAB thread is someone didn’t call the game over in the second inning.

    • Esteban

      You said the said the same thing yesterday and then when they came back, you pretended to you had faith the whole time.

  • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

    FIRE DAVE ISLAND!!!!

    • Dela G

      i need to visit this dave island

      • Dela G

        ;)

    • nathan

      Eiland

      Eiland

      EILAND

      • JerseyDutch

        No man is an Eiland.

  • Pat D

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

    • nathan

      We will see that in the 7-8-9 innings

  • chu-hi

    yee haw.

  • Mike R

    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..

  • ZZ

    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.

  • UncleArgyle

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

  • Ivan

    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.

    • Esteban

      4th meal!

  • Esteban

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

  • JerseyDutch

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

  • DallasGreen

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

  • ShuutoHeat

    Time to knock the shit out of Lewis.

  • Sick Nwisher

    Prediction:
    This game will not end 3-0.

  • MikeD

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

    No cliff-jumpers, please.

    • Pat D

      There are no cliffs here in the Lehigh Valley, so I’m good.

      • MikeD

        Ahh, I like it when we can we weave answers to yesterday’s questions into the following-day’s thread!

  • http://www.twitter.com/deanezag Zack

    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?

    • Pat D

      That’s why they’re trolls.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      And it’s the same fucking morons saying the same stupid shit.

      • Pat D

        Language!

      • Adam

        Wow…well I came here because they started scoring last night the moment I logged on. Perhaps I will re-think if the idiot trolls are out.

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

          I wasn’t talking about you hun :)

    • ShuutoHeat

      They have nothing better to do, it figures.

    • JerseyDutch

      I guess they figure if they make their gloomy prognostications every game, they’ll eventually be right.

      • Captain Jack

        The Yankees feed off of being counted out.

      • ShuutoHeat

        This. So when they get it right they can shove it in our face. But when they’re wrong, they slink away and come back another day.

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

      Ignoring makes this shit a lot easier to cope with.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

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

  • Big Stein

    Fire Girardi!

    ooops, the walk worked.

  • Esteban

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

  • Mickey Scheister

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

  • Greg

    Just got in. How’s the offense looking?

    Dammit Hughes

    • Cy Pettitte

      they are smashing balls left and right, just not finding grass

  • Captain Jack

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

    • Pat D

      It is, DOB 8/24/83.

      • Captain Jack

        Jesus, he always seemed younger.

        • Esteban

          Yea there’s probably not much more potential locked away. He’s probably the player he’s gonna be at this point.

    • JerseyDutch

      Yep.

    • Esteban

      Played in College and then 4 years in the minors.

  • nathan

    A nice 25 pitch inning would be great.

    Let Phil cool down a lill bit

  • dkla

    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”

    • JDDZip

      Can you blame him? We ended his career

      • http://www.twitter.com/deanezag Zack

        That game was great

    • nathan

      Isnt it fun that way though

      They chirp in the initial innings and then shut the you know what up when its money time.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

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

  • Dela G

    great at-bat by gardner

    • Esteban

      but hitting fly balls is not his game.

  • Kevin

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

    • Pat D

      Who knows what lurks in the shadows?

      The Shadow knows!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Captain hustle

  • JerseyDutch

    That could be the rally starter.

  • nathan

    Jeter inspired by The Gritner

  • Carlosologist

    Infield hit, yay!

  • Mickey Scheister

    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?

  • Anthony Murillo

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

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

    I’ll take it.

  • Greg

    Anyone honestly think that this is a must win?

    • Cy Pettitte

      definitely not but it would be nice

    • PaulF

      No, but it’s almost a must win for texas, which means it would be a big game to win.

    • Esteban

      Every game should be looked like as a must win, but splitting in Texas wouldn’t be terrible.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      You, apparently.

      • Greg

        I didn’t say that

    • JerseyDutch

      No, I’m fine if we split before heading to YS3, but a win would be great.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Colby sure took his sweet time there.

    /not complaining

  • Captain Jack

    Jetes pulling a Gardner.

  • Mickey Scheister

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

    • nathan

      Or… he is just plain bad

      I think that is Angel hernandez

      • Captain Jack

        IIRC, on Angel’s wikipedia page they bring up how awful he is at his job.

        • nathan

          totally agree

        • Pat D

          They bring up the many “incidents” of his career.

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

        It’s not.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

        Nope, Angel Hernandez is terrible but he’s at 2B today

  • Ivan

    Grandy miss his pitch ugh…

  • All Star Carl

    BS strike call on the curve ball again.

    • Greg

      Looked like a strike to me.

  • Pat D

    Here we go again…

  • Cy Pettitte

    did that really hit Grandy? wow

    • Captain Jack

      Shut up, take what you can get with these incompetent motherfuckers.

      • Cy Pettitte

        oh I’ll take it for sure, not complaining at all

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

    Oh shut the fuck up and play.

  • Anthony Murillo

    Let’s do this, Teix.

  • Mickey Scheister

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

    • Pat D

      Enough with the drug stuff.

      • Mickey Scheister

        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.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

          Doesn’t matter. It’s irrelevant to the game and resorting to snarky remarks like that is beneath you.

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

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

  • Esteban

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

  • Adam

    Two men on, something here boys…

  • Carlosologist

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

  • Esteban

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

  • ShuutoHeat

    Wow wtf…

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Are you fucking kidding me??

  • Greg

    Molina framed that one perfectly

  • Cy Pettitte

    bs strike to Teix for sure

  • Mickey Scheister

    HIGH AND OUTSIDE = STRIKE???

  • nathan

    This booth is pathetic, atleast pretend to be objective.

  • Cy Pettitte

    CentWAR time, do some damage Alex

  • Adam

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

  • Ivan

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

  • Hall and Nokes
    • Esteban

      How can you possibly be that bad as an ump. That is one of the worst I’ve seen. For both teams.

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

      Another pathetic joke of an umpire.

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      Wow, did he really miss two Colby Lewis pitches right down the pipe? Also, Hughes should start throwing to the left half of the plate and see if he gets the same calls.

  • cano is the bro

    i really hope a-rod shuts these fans up

    • cano is the bro

      ugh come on man

  • Esteban

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

    • JDDZip

      if he shuts us down, he wont be mediocre.

      • Esteban

        You can be a mediocre pitcher who throws a good game. It happens all the time.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      He hasn’t been mediocre this year though he was beforehand.

  • Anthony Murillo

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

  • All Star Carl

    Hanging slider and does nothing with it.

  • Ivan

    Yo, the Yankees should be up 3-0.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

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

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    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.

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

      Thank you.

    • Pat D

      Bill Maher New Rules?

      • Captain Jack

        <3

  • Mike R

    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..

  • Pat D

    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.

    • Captain Jack

      FOr once Sterling and Waldman are an upgrade.

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

        Sterling and Waldman >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> TBS + Fox
        Sterling and Waldman = ESPN

  • Greg

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

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

      They’re just blind.

    • Pat D

      Joe West convinced them all that they are a disgrace to baseball?

    • Sayid J.

      The umps don’t get paid based on ratings. Not that I think the umps want Texas to win, but if they did want Texas to win, it would be because of personal reasons, not because of MLB pressure.

    • Esteban

      It’s no that they’re necessarily biased. They’re just bad.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      I don’t think the umps are biased against/for any team, I just think they are awful.

  • PaulF

    I’m not impressed by Lewis at all.

  • Esteban

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

    • Captain Jack

      That prime stuff LOOKS like it tastes awful…looks like shitty carb paste.

      • Esteban

        That’s pretty much how it tastes. I can’t say I noticed any benefit to it either.

  • V

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

  • chu-hi

    this is getting annoying.

  • Greg

    Do we question Hughes in game 2?

    • Cy Pettitte

      we question the game being called, pitch selection sucks

    • A-Rod’s Hip

      absolutely not

      Pettite for Game 7 > Hughes for Game 7

      • Greg

        Agree but we got to get there first.

        • A-Rod’s Hip

          and Pettite starting game 2 wouldn’t have assured us of anything

          along w/ that, Pettite vs. Lee > Hughes vs. Lee (esp. in Yankee Stadium where Hughes obviously is susceptible)

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      Nope.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

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

    hopefully we’ll get some breaks from it

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Fucking two strike hits.

    • Hall and Nokes

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

  • All Star Carl

    Throw something else!

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Eek, Hughes has got to settle down.

  • Mike R

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

  • V

    Thanks for the out, Ian.

  • Mickey Scheister

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

  • cano is the bro

    ungodly power….

    hop off the ranger’s sack please

    • Pat D

      Ungodly? Was he talking about Murphy?

      • cano is the bro

        no he said it after the cruz double

      • Ace

        Cruz

  • UncleArgyle

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

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

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

    • ShuutoHeat

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

  • Mike R

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

  • Captain Jack

    DIAF please.

  • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

    Well this is no fun.

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

    Ugh David Murphy.

  • V

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

    • Sayid J.

      It’s getting old. Pitching has been solid all year, don’t know why it had to disappear in the two biggest games of the year.

    • Mike Pop

      Agreed. Then once we play the Phillies, we’d have no shot.

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow, really? again?

  • Esteban

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

  • A-Rod’s Hip

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

  • Captain Jack

    New pitcher, new thread please.

  • chu-hi

    officially pissed.

  • V

    Time to get the Moseley up.

  • Ace

    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.

  • All Star Carl

    Down and in to a lefty. Great pitch.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Two strikes again.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Get someone up in the pen, please!!

  • Mike R

    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.

  • http://www.twitter.com/deanezag Zack

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

    • JDDZip

      We can do it once we can do it again?

    • Mike Pop

      Hah. Or something like ‘David Murphy, who was drafted by the Red Sox, clutch in victory.’

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    five 2 strike hits… epic

  • Esteban

    What are they cheering?

    • ShuutoHeat

      About their dumb antlers and big hats.

  • Literal Jim

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

    • Greg

      That’s why I don’t think we’re winning this year. But I could be wrong.

  • Cy Pettitte

    pull Hughes

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

    I hate BABIP.

    • bonestock94

      No luck here

  • Tachycardia

    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.

    • cano is the bro

      yeah 5 runs from our 1-2 starters is not acceptable

  • Captain Jack

    Oh you piece of fucking shit Hughes.

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      No need for that. Just stop.

      • Captain Jack

        3 IP 5 RA…yeah I think it’s called for here. Hughes sucked, big time…fuck that guy. Loss is totally on him.

        • Ray the Anti-Handle

          Yes, he sucked. But a fucking piece of shit? I think that’s better suited for you.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

          Who’s the piece of shit? Him for not pitching well, or you for jumping all over him after cheering for him last start. Get bent you fraud.

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

          He wasn’t good at all but you are so fucking over the top it is ridiculous. Get a goddamn grip.

  • Esteban

    At least that wasn’t another two strike hit…

  • Ivan

    Hughes just doesn’t have it today…

  • cano is the bro

    this fucking sucks

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Holy crap, take him out.

  • ShuutoHeat

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

  • Anthony Murillo

    Take him out, Girardi. He’s done.

  • Mike R

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

  • ChrisR

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

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

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

    • Captain Jack

      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.

  • chu-hi

    i’m detecting a pattern in this series.

  • nathan

    Well, lets get someone heated up in the pen.

    Phillip come on

  • Mickey Scheister

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

  • All Star Carl

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

    • bonestock94

      Famous last words?

    • chu-hi

      i do.

  • JerseyDutch

    Molina tags up!

    (kidding)

  • Mike R

    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?

  • UncleArgyle

    THAT BALL IS HIT TO LEFT!!!

  • Tachycardia

    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.

    • Mike Pop

      The series is 1-0, Yanks.

    • Mike R

      Last time I checked Cliff Lee has lost games before. I don’t know whats the matter with people like you. Yes Cliff Lee is good, yes we all know that. The guy is not undefeated in his career, we can beat Cliff Lee.

      • Greg

        Not in the playoffs

      • Tachycardia

        We have yet to beat Lee in the playoffs. Even last year with a better team we couldn’t beat him. Andy is gonna have to be sharp and this lineup can’t even put together a couple hits against Lewis.

        • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

          We didn’t beat him cause A.J. blew up. But we tagged him for what, 5? runs in the WS last year. He’s certainly beatable.

        • http://www.twitter.com/deanezag Zack

          He did give up 5 runs to them in his 2nd game in the WS, so saying we never beat him isn’t giving the whole story.

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

          Last year in Game 5 of the WS he gave up 5 R in 7 IP. That’s not really an impressive outing at all. He got the ~win~ but only because AJ didn’t pitch well at all.

          Just go away if you have no faith in this team which you obviously don’t.

      • Ace

        And according to Michael Kay he has resin on his hat LOL

        • nathan

          Did MK say that, any article?

          • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

            on his radio show IIRC. Stupid thing to say.

    • nathan

      That’s right, everything will go exactly the way we think it will.

    • SF Yanks

      You are very annoying. You are so inconsistent, but it you consistently did NOT post anymore I would appreciate it.

  • nathan

    Anyone catch what the fans where chanting

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

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

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    WTF call that strike!

  • Esteban

    Does Hughes come out for the 3rd?

    • Esteban

      4th*

      • Captain Jack

        Absolutely not.

  • Greg

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

    Beat Cliff Lee in the playoffs.

  • Pat D

    Obviously the key to that inning was the bunt.

  • SF Yanks

    This is changing my mood very rapidly.

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

  • Sick Nwisher

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

    • Cy Pettitte

      too much time in between starts

      I blame Selig

      • Pat D

        Even with a better arranged schedule, considering they swept, they’d only have had 1 less day off.

        • Cy Pettitte

          ok, I blame the Twins then

          • Pat D

            There you go.

  • Ace

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

  • bonestock94

    2nd career postseason start, not too shocked.

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

    • Captain Jack

      Think their pen will be that bad twice in a row? Ehh….I dunno.

      • bonestock94

        Nah, but I think their starter won’t hold down the fort as well as CJ did.

  • Ben

    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

      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..

  • Mickey Scheister

    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!

  • Captain Jack

    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.

    • Mike Pop

      It’s …………. the 4th inning.

  • Esteban

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

  • Gonzo

    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.

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

    Alright Cano.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Robbie WOW, here we go guys

  • chu-hi

    here we go.

  • Esteban

    Cano is the Rangers’ daddy

  • A-Rod’s Hip

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

  • Carlosologist

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

  • dkla

    we got this, dontchaknow

  • Greg

    We NEED to score this run

  • Hall and Nokes

    Dang, that’s two balls out of YSIII

  • Mike Pop

    Let’s fucking goooooo!

  • Frank

    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.

    • Ace

      Agreed. Let him prepare for Game 5 (and CC Game 4).

  • UncleArgyle

    A Canovian swing

    • Pat D

      That doesn’t work.

  • All Star Carl

    Come on Yanks rally!

  • PaulF

    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.

    • Tachycardia

      Just ask the Rays how that worked out.

  • Esteban

    Molina sucks! He’s a terrible catcher!

  • dkla

    good. now he doesn’t have to bunt.

    • A-Rod’s Hip

      or DOES he???? hmmmmm

  • A-Rod’s Hip

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

  • Mike R

    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.

  • Carlosologist

    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.

  • Mister Delaware

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

    • Captain Jack

      I always thought Delaware was an underrated state. IETC.

      • Pat D

        Or imagine being magically whisked away to…Delaware.

        Hi.

        I’m in Delaware.

        (awkward silence)

        • Captain Jack

          Is Christine O’Donnell you?

        • MikeD

          Delaware, yes, the state of incorporation. Plenty of businesses call it home, yet none seem to call it home!

  • Mike R

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

  • chu-hi

    ughhhh.

  • Esteban

    Can there just be a consistent zone?

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

    Hughes never got these calls.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    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

    • chu-hi

      getting crabs might be worse.

      • chu-hi

        or being the next guy up and striking out.

        • Captain Jack

          Or running into a shitty out.

      • Esteban

        or the clap

        • Captain Jack

          Anti-biotics and a few shots and it’s like it never even happened.

  • cano is the bro

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

  • nathan

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

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

    Just a fly ball. Please.

    • JDDZip

      =/

  • Anthony Murillo

    FUCK.

  • Mike R

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

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

    Wow he’s gonna get out of this…

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    great at-bats

  • Esteban

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

  • Captain Jack

    Oh come the fuck on.

  • Carlosologist

    The fuck was that?

  • All Star Carl

    How pathetic is this?

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Dang, Po, that was baaad.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Awful.

  • Slappy White

    Fuckin Horrible Posada

  • cano is the bro

    wow, are we seriously gonna strand this runner?

  • Ivan

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

  • Greg

    Yanks dont play smallball apparently

  • nathan

    It would have been funny if he had called those 2

  • A-Rod’s Hip

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

  • Esteban

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

    • Hall and Nokes

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

      • MikeD

        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.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Berkman wtf man?

    at least the run scored…

  • Pat D

    Dammit Lance.

  • Mike R

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

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Nice hit Berk, but awful baserunning.

  • All Star Carl

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

  • nathan

    Brekman, where u goin dude

  • JDDZip

    i dont know how i feel about what just happened

  • http://fmylife.com Bryan

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

  • Captain Jack

    A comedy of errors.

  • Carlosologist

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

  • JerseyDutch

    Well, at least we scored.

  • cano is the bro

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

  • Ivan

    Lance your killing me…somewhat.

    • A-Rod’s Hip

      i think all of us shared that same exact thought lol

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Nice job Berkman. /single

    Awful, Berkman. /rundown

    • Esteban

      he looked so clumsy there.

  • UncleArgyle

    I’ll take the run.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    i’ll take it… begrudgingly… smh

  • chu-hi

    oh brother…..

  • Greg

    I’m ok with that.

    If there was nobody out, I would be pissed.

  • http://www.twitter.com/deanezag Zack

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

    • http://www.twitter.com/deanezag Zack

      “turn” should be “just”

      • pete

        hahaha what a weird word mixup

  • tom

    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.

  • nathan

    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

  • Mike R

    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..

    • JerseyDutch

      Swish’s third strike was inside corner.

  • Frank

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

    • http://www.workwithpete.com Pete

      Tall order based on what we’ve seen so far…

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

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

  • Mike Pop

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

    Stopping the runs is the hard part.

  • Mickey Scheister

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

  • Mike R

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

  • A-Rod’s Hip

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

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

  • UncleArgyle

    Big inning for Hughes

  • Esteban

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

  • Mickey Scheister

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

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Just need two scoreless innings, Philip.

  • MikeD

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

  • All Star Carl

    Giving Hamilton too much respect.

  • JerseyDutch

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

    • Cy Pettitte

      don’t forget that Dave Island bastard too

      • JerseyDutch

        And Tony Pena, too. That dude is up to something.

    • ShuutoHeat

      Fire Dave Island!

    • Esteban

      Really this one inning should make the Yankees fire JoeG? Or are you being sarcastic?

      • JerseyDutch

        Yes, I am.

        • Esteban

          sorry then.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

        I dare say he’s being sarcastic.

    • Mike Pop

      Hahahh

  • nathan

    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

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

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

    • tom

      I was actually thinking he just didn’t want any part of Hamilton

  • Esteban

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

    • Esteban

      mad*

  • Frank

    Girardi needs to pull Hughes. He has nothing today.

  • nathan

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

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    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

      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.

      • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

        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.

  • Arman Tamzarian

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

  • JerseyDutch

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

  • bonestock94

    I really miss Aceves right now.

    • Captain Jack

      I miss the good Phil Hughes.

  • JerseyDutch

    DP’d

  • Anthony Murillo

    Swisher = Super Mario

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

    Got lucky.

  • chu-hi

    sweet!

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow, awesome double play

    things may be turning guys

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Hooray for 9-3 double plays.

  • All Star Carl

    Lets go more runs.

  • Esteban

    Woohoo, but Vlad crushed that :(

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Thanks, Hamilton.

  • Mike R

    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.

  • Carlosologist

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

  • MikeD

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

  • pete

    mind commentary of that play:

    FUCK-oh nice-fu-oh nice-nicceee

  • Mickey Scheister

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

  • JerseyDutch

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

    • Cy Pettitte

      if BG gets on I see a big inning coming

    • ShuutoHeat

      I hope they get multiple, Yanks can teach the Rangers how to truly MASH.

  • Mike R

    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.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

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

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    There is that damn call again.

    • Greg

      That looked like a strike to me

      • Mike R

        If you’re going to call that pitch a strike for one team you have to call it a strike for the other team.

      • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

        the second pitch of gardy’s at bat…the one in the other batters box looked like a strike? are you kidding?

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      That strike zone is very reminiscent of the Pavano game.

  • Esteban

    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.

  • All Star Carl

    How many gift strikes is Lewis going to get?

    • Esteban

      He’s also been screwed on some calls
      http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....type=7.gif

      • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

        lewis has 8 strikes called outside the box…hughes has….0

        • Ray the Anti-Handle

          To be fair, Hughes hasn’t thrown as many pitches in that area. Maybe 2 that were called balls that he was calling strikes for Lewis.

          • Marcus

            Yeah this is the key point. Can’t say it is unfair if Hughes doesn’t pitch in that part of the zone.

        • Mickey Scheister

          Yeah, your right. Close to 11% of Lewis’s pitches have been incorrectly called strikes. Just wow.

      • Mickey Scheister

        At least 7 balls called as strikes for the Rangers and 1 for the Yanks…Wowza!!

    • Mickey Scheister

      I know, at last glance Phil didn’t have a single pitch outside of the zone called and Lewis was just cleaning up on the outside of the zone.

  • pete

    shucks

  • Mike R

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

  • Greg

    We’re not winning this. Not with this zone

    • pete

      snore

    • Anthony Murillo

      Don’t give up on the Yankees.

  • cano is the bro

    jeets doesn’t look good at the plate today

  • All Star Carl

    He wanted to call that a strike

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

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

    • Ace

      Robots are coming. Hopefully in our lifetime.

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

        Doubt it. Wrong is sooooooooooo much fun.

  • chu-hi

    2 out rally.

  • Cy Pettitte

    ok Teix do some damage please and shut this crowd up

  • Mike R

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

  • ThrillHouseMD

    Colby Lewis ladies and gentleman.

  • Esteban

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

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      correct.

  • PaulF

    Fuck this guy’s curveball.

  • Mike R

    Awesome…

  • Esteban

    I don’t think Teix handles long layoffs well.

  • chu-hi

    this is really frustrating.

  • Ace

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

    • Ace

      *Lewis

  • Ivan

    Fustrating…

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

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

  • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

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

    Book it.

    • Pat D

      Stranger things have happened.

  • Greg

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

    • MikeD

      You’re being reasonable, Greg. We just know you’re holding back before…

    • tom

      You said that 100 times last night, and what followed apparently taught you nothing

  • Anthony Murillo

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

  • MikeD

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

    • JDDZip

      honestly thats probably why we are going to lose. kinda sucks but I doubt anyone really gets a big hit with the shadows coming in

      • MikeD

        Not sure how long it lasts. Right now both hitter and pitcher seem to be in the shade.

      • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

        Texas has managed.

  • Adam

    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

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

  • Mike R

    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.

  • Esteban

    Whoa Hughes is getting smoked today

  • tom

    Man. Phil and his leadoff hits

  • All Star Carl

    Why is Hughes still in?

  • Mike R

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

  • JDDZip

    Phil Hughes has caught two breaks.

  • Captain Jack

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

  • Mickey Scheister

    Bullpen, PLEASE!!!

  • Pat D

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

  • cano is the bro

    like seriously? get that fucker out

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

    • Ace

      He can’t put hitters away. WTF is going on.

  • Ace

    Ok. Time to take Phil out.

  • Pat D

    Mike, I think we need a new thread.

    • tom

      It’s definitely time for “The Yankees will bring the tying run to the plate”

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

    Why is he still in here?

  • Ivan

    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.

    • Adam

      It’s not like his hook has been any better. The better question is why is he still in there?

    • JDDZip

      Ill see you gentleman on Monday!

  • Literal Jim

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

  • Mike R

    WYHY IS PHIL HUGHES STILL IN THIS GAME HOLY SHIT

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    You might want to take him the fuck out now.

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

    Is Girardi alive?

  • Cy Pettitte

    get hughes out, christ Joe

  • All Star Carl

    Another 0-2 hit.

    Is this a record?

  • cano is the bro

    this is fucking absurd, girardi get him the fuck out

  • Mickey Scheister

    BULLPEN. NOW. PLEASE!!

  • Anthony Murillo

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

  • Alex S

    take him out already!

  • UncleArgyle

    That is why you do not bunt.

  • Greg

    That’s game

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

    Every 2 out hit has been elevated.

  • Tachycardia

    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.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      teh pessimists r lways right zomg.

    • chu-hi

      could you maybe leave the name cliff lee out of one of your posts please.

  • Mike R

    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.

  • Ben

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

    • tom

      a respectable 4th?

      • Ben

        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

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

  • Ace

    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.

  • All Star Carl

    I would have went to Mitre. Oh well.

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

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

  • Mike Pop

    Is that 7 or 8 0-2 hits?

  • ShuutoHeat

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

    • Tachycardia

      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.

      • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

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

        • Captain Jack

          Phail choked today…couldn’t put hitters away had nothing after the first…absolutely terrible performance today.

          • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

            it’s not choking, it’s called having a bad game. his last game shows you that.

            • Captain Jack

              Semantics…coming up small in a big game = choking. Coming up small in pictures you send to Jenn Sterger = Gunslinging.

              • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

                and his last start was a small game?

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

        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.

        • Captain Jack

          Real Yankee fans enjoy it when they are down six runs and the starter has nothing.

          • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

            real yankee fans have faith that their team can come back, and if they don’t, they know there’s another game tomorrow.

      • ShuutoHeat

        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”.

        • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

          +1 for “series”

  • chu-hi

    this is ugly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000129806431 ElGranCuloFace a.k.a. Henry

    Too. Many. Fucking. Fastballs.

  • wow

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

  • Dream of Electric Sheep/ still haven’t register /too lazy

    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?

  • DGeezy

    new spillover thread for luck please

  • ZZ

    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.

  • Frank

    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.

  • perplexed

    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.

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    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.

  • Dream of Electric Sheep/ still haven’t register /too lazy

    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.

  • Mickey Scheister

    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!

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      No point now.

  • Tachycardia

    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

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

      • Tachycardia

        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.

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

          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

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

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

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

    • RalphieD

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

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    i think we needz a new thread…

    • Mickey Scheister

      After Joba strikes out the side, it would be ideal!

  • Ace

    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

      agree

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

      • wow

        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.

  • Esteban

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

    • Ace

      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.

  • chu-hi

    enough of the antler talk with these ninkumpoops!

  • A-Rod’s Hip

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

    gotta keep fightin’!

  • ZZ

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    errr wow, good Joba

  • Ace

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

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Thanks for swinging at junk!

  • Carlosologist

    Joba’s slider is flat out nasty today.

  • yankeedoodle

    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

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

  • Mike R

    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.

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      And watch AJ throw a gem.

    • A-Rod’s Hip

      AJ can’t be trusted… i don’t know what we’re gonna end up doing

    • Frank

      Watch. AJ will throw 7 scoreless.

    • Devil In A Blue Cap

      Two awesome starters = terrible start, so perhaps awful starter = amazing start?

      It’s baseball. There’s no guarantee that anyone will suck or anyone will be amazing.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    son of a bitch

  • Mike R

    Six run lead. Good shit.

  • chu-hi

    sun ofa bitch.

  • MikeD

    Well, he almost made it out of the jam.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Mickey Scheister

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

  • Slappy White

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

    Oh, thats right, they got 27 World Championships instead

    /suckitTBS

    • Ace

      +1

    • Mickey Scheister

      These Antlers and Claw references are getting excessively annoying. Every other word outta these awful TBS announcers is pertaining to how great this Texas team is.

  • UncleArgyle

    that one hurts

  • Ben

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

    • http://www.twitter.com/deanezag Zack

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

      • Ben

        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).

        • http://www.twitter.com/deanezag Zack

          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

            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.

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

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

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      7 runs in the 7th. It’s not like a Yankees team has never done that before.

  • Mickey Scheister

    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

      still a lot of game to play.

    • Betty Lizard

      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?)

  • cano is the bro

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

    • chu-hi

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

    • Mickey Scheister

      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.

  • Devil In A Blue Cap

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

  • Captain Jack

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

    • Cy Pettitte

      yea, I mean he’s so unproven

      • Captain Jack

        Edited by RAB: Grow up and talk like a man. No need for language like that.

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

          I can’t wait to see the utterly horrible nickname for Andy you come up with if he dare has a meh performance.

          • Captain Jack

            I’d just give him a ride to the glue factory.

            • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

              because he’s horsy-looking and old. You’re so very clever.

  • Mike R

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

  • cano is the bro

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

  • Esteban

    Jeebus you cannot hold down Cano.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Robbie is KILLING it today

  • All Star Carl

    Jesus Christ Cano wow

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    CANO!!!! DEJA VU ANYONE?

  • Carlosologist

    Cano with the flourish!

  • chu-hi

    can robbie bat for everyone today?

  • Alex S

    Robbie muthafucka!

  • cano is the bro

    crushed

  • Mickey Scheister

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

  • http://fmylife.com Bryan

    Time to build off this.

  • tom

    They forgot to tell Robbie the game’s over

  • Mike R

    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..

  • Anthony Murillo

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

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Damn Robbie. Don’t be so mean.

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

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

  • bonestock94

    Holy crap thats big

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

    At least Robbie still rules

  • Esteban

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

    • Mike R

      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.

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      correct you is.

  • Ace

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

  • Mickey Scheister

    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.

  • Mike R

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

    • http://www.twitter.com/deanezag Zack

      Mike R says:
      October 16, 2010 at 5:46 pm
      We need to swing the bat. Holy shit.. Colby Lewis from the Hiroshima Carp literally carving up our hitters.

      • Mike Pop

        Hahah

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

        Nice find, sir.

  • Hall and Nokes

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

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    can we have 2 out rally?

  • All Star Carl

    If Berk could go deep here…

  • Mike R

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

  • JerseyDutch

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

  • theyankeewarrior

    Cmon Lance….

  • JerseyDutch

    Surprised that wasn’t called a strike.

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      I like the way you think (see below).

      • JerseyDutch

        LOL. I was talking the shoulder-high outside ball but same diff, eh?

        • Ray the Anti-Handle

          I was definitely talking about that same pitch. Guess it was a slider though.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

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

  • All Star Carl

    Do you keep BG in?

  • Anthony Murillo

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

  • UncleArgyle

    Pinch hit Thames?

  • chu-hi

    hello bullpen.

    • Jon in CUO

      “Hello, poppet.”

      /piratesofthecaribbean’d

  • Carlosologist

    Here comes the LOLpen, which means comeback!

  • Mike Pop

    One time.

  • Mike R

    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

  • bonestock94

    Oh man, a 3 run bomb here, PLEASE

  • JerseyDutch

    Wow, no faith in his starter.

  • Mister Delaware

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

  • Ace

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

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Pinch hit Thames here. Go for the kill.

  • Ivan

    Pinch hit Gardy for Thames…idk.

    • Mike Pop

      Have to.

  • Mickey Scheister

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

  • Anthony Murillo

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

  • All Star Carl

    Come on Thames. Big hit please.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

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

  • cano is the bro

    lol does this mean thames will be playing LF now?

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      That’s not a good thought, but the PH was a must.

    • Carlosologist

      Golson will most likely go in to play left.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

        No way, keep Thames in. He’s guaranteed to have another at-bat.

        • Ray the Anti-Handle

          Seems like most of the balls were being hit to center and right, so we can only hope nothing difficult goes Thames’ way.

  • bonestock94

    shitting bricks

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

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

  • Anthony Murillo

    Ugh…

  • Mister Delaware

    Balls.

  • Mike R

    Game.

    • Mike R

      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.

  • V

    And that was the 3R HR meatball.

  • Ivan

    God Dammit….

  • chu-hi

    F*CK!

  • cano is the bro

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

    • pete

      yeah, there’s no chance we continue putting runners on base like we have the whole game

      • tom

        really. We’ve had that same opportunity nearly every inning.

  • Captain Bawls

    *sigh*

  • UncleArgyle

    That was a meatball Thames.

  • MikeD

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

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Drat.

    • China Joe

      All part of the Yankees’ strategy: be 5 runs down with 9 outs left

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

    That sucks.

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

    • ShuutoHeat

      The fact that they booed a pitching change is hilarious too.

  • tom

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

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

  • Ben

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

  • smurfy

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

  • JerseyDutch

    Three more frames. We’re not done yet.

  • pete

    lays go d-rob

  • All Star Carl

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

  • Bombers

    Hey look Hamilton is human after all

  • JerseyDutch

    No two-out rallies!

  • Anthony Murillo

    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

  • All Star Carl

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    new thread please?

  • C

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

  • JerseyDutch

    That Dave Robertson is a very handsome man.

    No homo…

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

  • Mickey Scheister

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