I think the Yankees broke that last thread, it wasn’t working properly. Here’s a fresh one.
Stay tuned for Gaudin v Atchison in the second half of this game!
come one kearns…put the ball in play but no dp
kearns sucks as of late
He does, but he won’t be seeing too much action in the playoffs, and he is still a better hitter than Nunez, Pena, and Golson.
thats true but its like hes an automatic K now. wont even put the ball in play!
Kerns is not a better hitter than the three you mentioned! He makes zero contact. Pena is much better with men on base when he bats lefty than KKK Kerns. Golson adds more to a playoff roster, with his speed and defense than the plodding Kerns.
You can take “of late” out – he hasn’t been good since the Yankees first got him
With Granderson’s improvements at the plate – esp against lefties – I wonder if Golson wouldn’t add more to the roster
He had a pretty good stretch of like 10 games where he was hitting really well, to be fair.
You’re right – and to be fair, he was playing just about every day when he was first acquired. I know it’s not easy to keep your swing as a bench player – esp when the swing is that long
Thread broke, huh? It must be AJ’s fault.
Kearns, that wasn’t even close
Why are you guys bringing back the spillover threads? i like them but u guys basically never used them this season
Don’t want to use them, the original thread wasn’t working. It’s happened quite a bit this season, and I suspect it’ll keep happening in the postseason.
might want to add or subtract a K there bub
I hope to hell this guy is not on the post season roster.
Just gonna repost my reply to some asshole saying we’re never gonna win the WS. I think people should read it.
Who else is gonna win it? The Twins who just yesterday reminded themselves how to win a game? The rays who have a 2 player offense, and their superstar is banged up? The Rangers, who have an all around inferior team to the other 2. Perhaps you think it’ll be the NL. The Padres or Giants with their utter lack of offense? The Braves with their lack of an ace or an overpowering offense? The Reds with their 1 player offense? Or their Phillies, who admittedly pose the best threat, but have a lineup that will be completely neutralized by the lefties in the postseason, and the bp in the latter third of the games. Did I mention they have an ok closer, a good su man, in a e=otherwise barren bp? So why, pray tell, should the Yankees not win the WS>
Maybe the team with the worst starter ERA in September?
I want the Yankees to win. Badly. But, the wonderful thing about baseball is the unpredictability. The Marlins in 97? Cardinals in 06?
Most complete team out of all of the teams.
I didn’t say they were never gonna win the WS. In fact they have won the WS so that statement is stupid. I just don’t think its their year, but I could be wrong.
The reason: Repeating is very difficult to do. The Yanks were the last one to do it. and they did it in the previous CENTURY.
Any team in the playoffs has a chance to the World Series. Just ask the 2006 Cardinals. I do however agree the Yankees are setup well to have a shot at the World Series. Your post sounds a little too arrogant though, especially by saying “So why, pray tell, should the Yankees not win the WS”.
I just meant that they had at least as good a chance as anyone else.
Why would you care so much about what one person says? Jesus christ. Get a grip.
The Phillies have better starting pitching and are currently playing better…I would say they are by far the biggest threat to #28.
I had forgotten how awesome Enrique Wilson’s slide was on that play.
put Thames in the outfield? lol
i am thoroughly disgusted with this offense right now.
is cano the only one with a hit?
nevermind gardy got one. but a line full of superstars with only 2 players getting hits against a scrub is absolutely unacceptable. they’re better than this
The reason he’s a scrub isn’t because he gives up a lot of hits, it’s because he can’t throw strikes. If you want them swinging at utter crap, fine.
haha never thought about it that way!
Dice-K’s many things, but a scrub is not one of them.
Sometimes, when a pitcher’s as wild as Dice-K’s been, getting enough of a bead on him to get a hit isn’t easy.
We’ve scored four runs through five innings!!
yeah but they could have scored more. 2 runs when you have the bases loaded with fewer than 2 outs is unacceptable
Pfft take your facts and get out of here, cheerleader!
Rah rah siss boom bah!
(that was for you, tsjc, wherever you may be.)
Cervelli doesn’t hit ‘em much harder than that.
I’f hed just bring that front foot back in a bit and get balanced hed have a bit more pop. How can K Long watch him fall into the plate that often without going “Hey somethings wrong here”?
Can someone explain why Mike Lowell would get his own day? The Red Sox’s general shittiness as a franchise really is underrated. Never let them forget that Tim Wakefield holds all their pitching records. Lowell is there for five years and he gets to give a speech on the field like he’s Lou Gehrig?
Boston is so provincial.
Not to mention that if Theo had his way, Lowell would be warming the bench in Texas right now.
This team can’t score runs.
Except for the ten runs that they’ve scored so far today. Those don’t count!
ok aj. just breathe. focus. make your pitches. just forget about last inning. your better than that. had some bad luck. thats all dont unravel. throw strikes and keep your team in the game
Back to Chad Moeller. Is there really ANYTHING cervelli does better than him??
Drama doesn’t count..
The hell are you talking about. Drama is the most important part of baseball. The fist pumps. The loud yelling. The unnecessary cursing in Spanish. That’s what dreams are made of.
I miss Melky saying “mama huevos”.
i miss melky.
lizzie mcgwire movie reference!!
I have never in my life seen a Lizzie McGwire movie…I was just being a dramatic bastard.
lol sorry its just that you said “this is what dreams are made of” and that was “the” song from that movie lol
Love that movie. Completely forgot about it. For shame.
I don’t mean to be offensive here, but how old are you?
I mean why don’t we even hear the yankees considering Moeller. Why are they the only team in the world that doesn’t realize he’s not a Major league caliber player??
Fun fact: The Orioles also thought he wasn’t a MLB caliber player…
The Orioles. I’ll give you a few minutes to let that sink in while I go remove some cookies from the oven.
Hmm hot cookies.
Every team realizes he’s not a Major league caliber pitcher. Don’t get what you mean..
Re-read your sentence. It implies that the Yankees are the only team that are unaware of Moeller’s…uh…”talent”. And yes, they’re very yummy cookies. Made them for my niece.
I was referring to Cervelli when i said he’s not a Major League caliber player. Sorry for not being clear.
That was confusing as hell then. You went from Moeller to Cervelli and it still doesn’t make sense. Or maybe I’m just too tired to get it.
I’m serious about Moeller. I’d much rather him on the roster over cervelli.
I mean catcher.
Must’ve been thinking about Vazquez in a yankee uniform.
Sometimes if you gaze into Cervelli’s eyes you can see the answers to all the problems of the World.
OK now my co-workers think I am crazy because I am laughing so hard at that.
Cervelli blocks better.
That’s very hard to measure. But if he is, OK. I’d still want Moeller on the team over cervelli
was arod positioned weird on that? or was it just me?
base hit is not a big deal aj. just make your pitches. all you gotta do is focus. dont unravel
Jerry and Don are talking about taking baths over on NESN…and i thought Fox was bad
NESN > YES >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> FOX
SNY >>> NESN > YES > Fox >>>>>> ESPN >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> TBS
I actually don’t mind TBS when they have Smoltz and stuff. But I agree with the rest of it. Actually, FOX might be worse than ESPN.
And it really does hurt me to put anything associated with the Mess over the Yankees’ network, but I can’t get enough Keith Hernandez.
if they only would fire Kay and hire a announcer who didn’t hate the yankees, they would be great. The color guys are all cool, but no matter what, Kay always tries to put the team down.
I’m surprised that Jerry and Don haven’t yet broken out the hard liquor.
Jerry and Don are awesome. They go on EPIC tangents during boring games. I’m pretty sure I once watched a sox game that had no commentating from like the 6th-8th innings, they just talked about hotel rooms for two innings and then giggled for another
there’s a lot of Rizzuto in Remy.
AJ is a “House of Horrors” pitcher.
Nunny showing off the arm
Saying of the year:
“There are different ways for carving a turkey”
I heard that and I was like … ?
nice dp aj. been working well for you all night. just 1 more out. just focus and make your pitches. 2009 WS Game 2: never forget
Dude, you know that he can’t hear you, right?
This Kid is on crack b.
We can’t know that for sure. Maybe she is at the stadium and yelling what she types.
just giving him good vibes…its been working so far right?
dont be wild aj. just. focus.
I don’t think he can hear you.
im just giving him good vibes. its clearly working so im gona keep doing it till he stops
OMG every time that AJ pitches, RAB should organize a Burnett meditation hour.
Please stop typing the same thing over and over and over.
I love you, AJ. I really do, but I wish you were better. This shit breaks my heart. And yes, I did just notice the three errors.
come one aj. its lars anderson. dont be afraid of him. its not albert pujols. doesnt have to be a so. groundoutss are fine too
Dear AJ, can you hear me? It’s me, Margaret.
nice bounceback inning aj. i am very pleased. now if only the offense could score some runs…
Are you AJ’s wife? You seem awfully concerned with him…
if hes in a yankees uniform i want him to do well. and ill do whatever it takes for him to do well
Well… *ahem* there are few things you could do for him…
They’ve scored ten today!
I’m sure it’s been mentioned, but how does even AJ, as bad as he’s been lately, give up 3 runs to basically the Pawtucket Pawsox?!?!? Is that what he’s fallen to, a mediocre AA level?
Have you been watching the game, or just listening to Kay fellate himself?
The owls of Ga’hoole? Somebody must be smoking when they greenlighted that title!
It was a book.
Ga’hoole sounds like something you pay for in a bad neighborhood.
Um… you B, how much them Gahoole over their cost?
Freaking Michael Kay has been unbearable tonight with his AJ bashing.
I finally gave up and turned on the Red Sox broadcast.
he’s been an equal opportunity basher with Dice-k and AJ tonight
oddly, the Red Sox broadcasters aren’t bashing anyone. They’re just calling the game.
The Sox radio broadcasters are too busy talking about 2004 to bash anyone.
THEY CAN STILL COME BACK THIS YEAR OKAY
Bring on the lolpen!
Kay seems very passionate about this.
I come home and see AJ gave up 2 ER over 5 IP. WTF. No way.
it was my good vibes. just look at the comments lol
Check the lineup before you get too excited
…I retract previous statement.
way to comment first time. now focus. keep your head in the game. we need you to keep aj sharp.
maybe, just maybe, me calling our offense stupid assholes and stuff is sending them bad vibes. maybe if i send them good vibes they’ll hit?
This character is actually a great summation of most of the people on the site. Unfortunately.
Maybe. If this good vibe thing is working, then maybe you should meet AJ and put your hand on his head and heal the pitching shitoritis he has.
BG steal machine tonight
Good job waiting on 2 strikes to steal BG.
Gardy gonna get to 50 at this rate.
not.. not really.
Jeez, GGBG, you were out by a mile…
Wow he would have been done.
ok boys,we got a runner on second, just bring him home some how. doesnt have to be anything big, just bring him home so we can give aj some breathing room.
How many runs would be considered breathing room for AJ vs. the AA Portland Sea Dogs?
ugh, so close.
I know it has been only one full season but, I gotta say, I never thought Gardner would be this good…
Just terribly bad defense today on both teams.
That’s what we get for game 161.
alright aj: kalish, nava, reddick. totally manageable. you can do this. if you screw up, just remember: you, your wife, your kids dont have cancer. life could be much, much worse. just remember our plan: breathe, focus, and make your pitches. 2009 WS Game 2: never forget.
You’re on Ga’hoole.
Ok really, what the eff lol.
damn cancer! holy schnikes.
It’s almost Chadwick time !
Stop thinking AJ… let things happen… be the ball
Let’s face the inevitable ….
Greatest movie ever.
“Mein Führer…! I can’t pitch!!”
Why should he be rewarded for that?
ok aj, that was a blooper. just bad luck. he was limited to a single. remember just step off the mound and breathe a little. just focus and dont unravel make your pitches
So much for the vibes.
For no particular reason I hate Kalish with a fiery passion…
The bloops, errors, and comical umpiring is making this look MUCH worse than it is.
So which one is the AAA team?
Both. The Yankees just happened to have more guys on rehab assignments.
Comedy of errors.
I’ve seen better games played in little league.
GOOD GOD, KING! IS THAT SERGIO MITRE’S MUSIC?
AJ is cursed. Cursed with Cervelli’s poor defense.
Nunez is not impressing me tonight.
I can’t watch this game at all..
What the hell is this crap?
(NSFW, but it’s 11:30p on a Saturday.)
Hmmmm, 2 more Gardner steals would help my fantasy team out greatly. Think he can get to 7 on the day?
He single-handedly won me that category for my team today, haha.
just focus. dont get wild. make your pitches. this runner on third is not your fault. just aggressive baserunning. nothing you can do about it. dont unravel. just focus and make your pitches
DArth Helmet says : resistance is futile !
Did you guys butter up your gloves before playing? The D is awful today.
This is so much ass
Crappy throw by Cervelli – but Nunez just flat out missed it
Oh lord, this game is unwatchable.
Really? Really? A few more throwing errors, please.
Awesome fielding. Where’s Walter Matthau and Tatum O’Neal?
come on aj. 2009ws game 2: never forget
2009WS Game 5: I still remember.
umpiring was bad on that game. dont be mean to aj. he pitched very acceptably tonight
Wow, I wonder if last nights game with all that rain would have been this sloppy. I mean, it is a make up game of a rainy day.
I’m sitting here watching this shitfest, laughing hysterically. I mean, what else can you do at this point?
aj, your unraveling. dont do this. your better than this. by hitting him though, you set up the double play, which has been your friend tonight. just breathe. focus. make your pitches. dont unravel
I like Nunez’s hustle.
A double play right now would make me beyond happy.
alright aj 1 out. just breathe, focus, and make your pitches. dont get wild. its ok if they run on you cus theyre gona do it anyway nothing you vcan do about it. just focus on the batter. make your pitches
Why does everyone want the Yanks to play the Rangers in a short series so badly?
cause you get homefield advantage?
Between the Rangers and Twins I think Texas is clearly the tougher matchup.
Dude. Texas is the worst of all the AL playoff teams (record wise). If we win the division, I’ll gladly be waiting to blow their asses out of the water in the Bronx.
Plus, there’s really no difference between facing Lee or Liriano. Both are high quality LHP.
I wouldn’t say the worst but they’re not a clear cut better team than the Twins.
Rangers can’t hit outside Arlington and their pitching is on par with the Twins. Difference is you get a game at home if you play the Rangers.
What difference does it make if it’s the Twins?
Michael Kay is going a mile a minute.
Hopped up on Ga’hoole, I suspect. Damn shame.
I thought MLB banned amphetamines
Posada has the worst arm ever. Literally.
that was a strike…
The red sox are showing that they are well aware of cervelli’s poor throwing skills.
Do the yankees really think Boston is the ONLY team that realizes this??
Boston has no room to talk in terms of catchers who can’t throw/play defense to save their life.
True, they’re catcher stink. But they take advantage of the poor throwing catchers on the bases.
Don’t the Yankees realize Andrus, Borbon, Kinsler, David Murphy and Hamilton are going to do the same?
Or the Twins..
The Yankees realize that Cervelli will probably be catching none of those games.
Also, every year before the playoffs, there’s ONE TEAM people freak out about with “ZOMG THE OTHER TEAMS R GONNA RUN WILD ON THEM.” Every year, it’s almost never a factor.
Posada’s shoulder is in it’s worst shape ever – surgeries and age. I think it’s definitively more of a concern now.
Your evidence is compelling…
Gut check, boys. No matter how this inning ends, you have time to score more runs.
just focus aj. no meltdowns., no unraveling. make. youur. puitches.
Mikey Kay repeating the obvious playoff scenarios in monotone droll. I’m getting sleepy.
why do cheap announcers always fall in love with the sound of their own voice and can’t stop talking.
alright aj. one more out. its just a sac fly. no big deal. game wouldnt be tied if your damn offense could score you some damn runs. dont unravel. just step off the mounsd and breathe a little. its kevin cash not yogi berra. that pitch was not outside btw. just focus and make your pitches
Bold prediction: this game will not make it onto Yankees Classics.
I’m assuming if we lose tonight, it’s the SWB Yankees playing tomorrow?
Probably. Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that.
I wish I could hear what Francessa is saying about this game.
JUST AN UTTAH DISGRACE, ITS LIKE NO ONE WANTS TUH WIN. NICE DEFENSE, REALLY, GEEZ. CAN JOBBER GET SOMEONE OUT PLEASE?
Brahnson Arroyo won seventeen games this year. seventeen.
I saw Mickey Mantle play. There has been no other player like Mickey Mantle. Mickey Mantle would show you what it meant to be Mickey Mantle with his Mickey Mantle style of play. Mickey Mantle.
GIMME LIRIANO’S LAST FIVE STAHTS. THEN GIMME LEE’S. THEN GIMME A DIET COKE.
Yep. And Lee is a better pitcher to begin with.
The yanks will make Liriano throw strikes; which isn’t always capable of doing.
aj limiting the damage wooooOOOOooo. nice job aj. you pitched way better than the score. late games and double headers bring out the loopiness in everyone. chances are on a normal game, youd have only given up like 2 runs. 2009 WS Game 2: never forget. thats who you are AJ. Not game 5. game 2.
OK, either Pitch f/x is off or we have another blind ump behind the dish. It’s like they’re allergic to calling the bottom part of the plate.
do it for cam arod
that was stupid arod. just stupid. utter disgrace today arod. not happy with you arod.
Remember when A-Rod stole 20+ bases in a season?
Remember when he stole 40 bases and hit 40 homers in a season? Beast.
Meh, he’s stolen 20+ only six times in 15 full seasons, and three of those were in his first four seasons. This is only the second time he won’t have double digit steals, the first was eight years ago.
Still, his speed used to be one of his deadly weapons. It’s pretty much gone. A younger Alex could have beaten that throw. It’s not his fault, it’ just the inevitable.
Leiter and Kay are going to break out the fisticuffs soon.
lets get aj the win boys, he deserves it. redeem yourself for your ugly defense ugh
Cano is the Greek god of batting…
Cano really wants his 200 hits.
come on berky do it for aj…
Cano 1 mo hit for 200
this is getting stupid. i want the yankees to score
We all do. Complaining about it won’t make it happen.
i was trying to get the vibes goin, you know?
Kay trotting out ‘penultimate’ again. Mr. Vocabulary.
oh goodness. kearns is up. pinch hit for thames
The K king is up
“I like the way Kearnzie was swinging the bat.”
Austin Kearns setting a new record for suck.
Hey, at least he didn’t strike out.
big situations really seem to find Kearns
Shit, was is Kearns good for?
absolutely nothin, huh!
kearns = not doing anything for aj right now
C’mon, offense. We’re not asking for much here.
YES! kit with the vibes!!
They do it for me because I’m beautiful, not because of any “vibes”.
lol i thought it was funny
seriously cervelli if your not gona do anythign lean in and take one for the team (but nothing life threatending obviously)
CERVELLIIIII WITH THE HITTTTTT
Cervelli. Always liked him.
Good job Cervelli, now you’re even on the day.
ok. good work boys good work. do it for aj. remembber: WS GAME 2: NEVER FORGET
Frankie is CLUTCH! (heh)
Darth Helmet answers his critics with a resounding poke!
What a season for the Cerve!!!!!! When he’s up he’s up! When he’s down he’s down!!! But when he’s really fucking up, he’s really fucking up!!!!!!!
“fucking up” could be taken to mean many many things
It’s the best, because then there’s no babies after… wait…
Given how this game has gone, I’m surprised Cash didn’t throw that into CF.
alright noony. gardys on deck. if you think your gona make an out lean in
If Cervelli is the reason we win the division I will eat my shoe.
I’m holding you to this if it happens.
I don’t care how we win. As long as we win.
Did you want A-1 sauce or ketchup with that shoe?
A-1. We’re going all out here.
Don’t worry. He has already lost dozens of games prior to this one.
Cano and Gardy are charging for 200 hits and 50 steals respectively!!!!!
ugh stat padders…makes me sick
oh wait, that’s only for A-rod
Is Gardy really close to 200 hits for the season?
Heh, no. He had 129 coming into today.
I knew that sounded off but I didn’t feel like double checking. Thanks.
not a chance, he walks too much.
And after all that I just realized I didn’t read the “respectively” part of that sentence and got confused. Embarrassing.
bases loaded woooOOOOOoooo…
(checks to see how they’ve done with the bases loaded so far tonight)
On the other hand, they OPS .973 on the season with the bases loaded. That’s pretty damn incredible.
yeah but recently they havent been good
And neither have the Rays. Zing…
The 219 plate appearances before today are more telling than the…what, 3? 4? PAs today.
ok, if we manage to hold on and win this (which we prob wont but whatever) then i want aj to get an honorable mention in the recap thread and i want to get honorable mention for the good vibes i sent aj, because thats clearly why he did well.
if its not too much trouble lol
Soooo, they have the lead and you’re saying they’ll blow it? What optimism.
im just assuming the worst. i mean think about who we have in the pen tonight, exactly
im tellin ya its these late games and double headers. they make everyone a little crazy. i also havent been getting much sleep lately if that has to do with anything
You’re definitely on Ga’hoole
Okie Dokie time!
lean in gardy, but dont get injured cus ur actually good
Inside the park slam
Watching the game on NESN. The BoSox announcers call Cervelli “The Pest” and commented that he is batting .400 against the Sox this year.
Why is Dice-K still in the game?
Atta boy Berkman!
Way to tell him to go BG! Not.
Look at Puma gettin down the line!
Man, this is ugliest Major League game I have ever seen.
who boston or NY? lol
I still say the Royals game where they were playing D like it was human pinball was horrible. I think they also had three throwing errors and it wasn’t the D- line up either. AJ was also pitching that day. I choose to think that it was a coincidence.
You must not remember the game game between the D-Backs in Arizona. That game was beyong brutal. At least this game can be somewhat justified because it’s game 161 and niether team has not much to play for…
Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!! Texas, here we come.
Hideki Okajima is our best player.
Such bad defense from both sides. At this point, I’m just laughing.
Fat Elvis with the slide!
And more stellar receiving from Cash. So Cash
Puma has speed? Then again Posada has 4 SB so I shouldn’t be surprised.
He’s sneaky fast. I mean, not fast fast, but he’s not a slug. I was surprised.
Remember when Berkman once played CF when he was a Astro.
Wow, Gardy just swung and missed.
He wanted to the game out of reach with that swing. Then he remembered he’s Brett Gardner and doesn’t hit HRs.
(Note: This is in no way meant to be a knock against Gardner. He’s been dynamite all season for us.)
I tried to say “SAFE!” after the wild pitch but got error messaged by the site:
“Duplicate comment detected; it looks as though you’ve already said that!”
Sorry, guys, for being redundant and unoriginal!
who comes out for the 7th?
The Meat Tray
Frankie comes thru!!!
Yankees continue to believe it’s more polite to score as few runs as possible at any given time. (Deeply grateful for that WP)
This game would make one hell of a defensive miscue highlight reel.
o god mitre. idk if my vibes will work for him…
all the best guys were used in game 1. Girardi probably prefers not trusting a thin lead to just-up-from-triple A guys.
Last time out, Mitre struck out the side in Toronto. Better results than Gaudin
Aside from the obvious lack of k’s, those numbers all look pretty good.
will anyone else be disappointed if we dont see brackman in the next 12 innings? whats the point of having him out there, he could keep gaudin fresh for the playoffs!
We need a blowout to see Brackman. I would prefer a blowout in our favor.
I want to see Brackman pitch but won’t be that disappointed if he doesn’t pitch and we win the division.
Seriously Brackman isn’t going to exactly light it up. He had is first good year this year and he’s older than his compeition. He had a very successful year but even if he faces AAA or AAAA people he won’t be like 2007 Joba.
He’d probably end up walking two guys and then hitting someone and everyone would flip out about why Joe put him in.
Ring warming in the pen.
well mitre, your not exactly aj, so i dont know how to approach this situation but you have a 2 run, your not the absolute worst pitcher in the world and just focus i guess. just dont cough up the lead. your not facing the 2009 red sox so, just relax. and remember: your not performing open heart surgery so its not like you have to worry about killing someone
FYI, you’re and your are not the same.
wow did i really make that mistake? im sorry its late and i dont feel like proofreading. i honestly hate it when people do that and it was an accident i promise
i must admit…i enjoy your relaxful words…ever think of being a hostage negotiator or a suicide hotline person?
awww thanks! i think i should become ajs personal mental manager. i mean it worled well enough tonight. he wasnt ffelix hernandez but he didnt meltdown in classic aj meltdown situations
nice job serg. just 2 more outs. dont fret. just keep your head in the game and relax.
WE WANT BRACK
WE WANT BRACK
WE WANT BRACK
Lefty on Lefty
Shouldn’t Logan be pitching?
He pitched in the first game and walked a lefty
alright royce. these guys were in the minors most of this year. your not facing real major leaguers. you can do this. just make your pitches and get the out so aj can get the win. because aj deserves the win. yeah. i said it. he DESERVES it!
Wow… thought Logan was coming in for sure.
Audition time for Mr Ring
OK I’m sorry, but why is joe playing the matchup game when 7 arms have been used from the pen already tonight?
Meh, hindsight’s 20/20. I wouldn’t have taken the risk
Joe should put in Albie next inning, he’s been dominating these guys all year.
Might as well let him pitch the 9th. Put in someone else.
Mitre got two quick outs! That’s too fast! Get him out of there, the immortal JD Drew is coming up!
Girardi just got nervous because it was a name he actually recognised.
oh boy J.D. drew, well be happy that its not Joe Mauer. it could be worse. just relax and make your pitches
nice job nice job. alright offense make this lead gaudin proof.
Wait … Nova’s warming up?!?
Isn’t he starting tommorow?
Weird… Nova was warming in the pen… so he’s a no-go tomorrow (pun intended)
Who the heck is pitching tomorrow? Javy? Moseley?
I’d assume Moseley
Me. I’m making my MLB debut ~8 years early at a completely different position.
They’ll sign Pedro Martinez………BOOM
With Posada catching him and at Fenway? I actually want the Yanks to do this now. Get it done Cash.
omg pitch javy! my vibes would be magical for him!!
Ok Mitre could actually go a couple of innings. We don’t really have arms left in our bullpen…this seems like a bad move.
Someone fill me in. Is Kay’s “long day’s journey into night” line a recognized catchphrase of his? He said the same thing during the 15-inning A-Rod walk-off last year, and I know I’ve heard it a few other times. Maybe Kay doesn’t realize he keeps recycling the line?
How could anyone not realize this after the late great FakeMichaelKay Twitter account? (Nevermind the fine drinking game from Scott Proctor’s Arm)
what is this twitter account and drinking game you speak of?
Thanks for the heads-up, but you needn’t be an ass about it. I don’t see anything regarding that phrase at those links.
Right , it was Oneil , can’t believe I thought was Miller.
The mics are picking up that group to the left of the batter’s box (our left) so perfectly… it’s kind of disturbing. And why are they so fricking loud.
Honestly, at the beginning of the inning I thought some poor woman was getting mugged.
Who is the hot chick on the “Quick Pitch” pop up ad?
Hazel Mae isn’t hot, so I hope not.
I am not sure i watch on Comcast package so only see the actual game… She has what i would call an exotic look..
Come on Tex. I know you’re tired. But just get a hit.
This conversation is… not the most racially enlightened
haha i was tuning it out what did he say?
he was surprised that Dice-K and Okajima don’t talk/aren’t friends just because they;re both Asian
haha woow. he is so stupid. thats a little offensive IMO
In his defense he did say “same country,” not same race…
Not at all, he said the same country…
So wait, Michael Kay, you’re telling me that not all Asians are friends? Really?
Cano looking for 200.
here comes #200 and #30 at the same time
Cano making a stronger MVP case.
This game is….http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....ature=fvst
That was bush league, Okajima. You’re gonna pay. Your whole family is gonna pay…
alright thames, insurance runs. a single is fine dont let the bullpen be in position to blow it for aj. i want aj to get this win!
Ugh, shave that mongrel beard.
Obviously, Cano still needs to learn stat-padding lessons from A-Rod.
He better have a green light
ugghh i wish he broke his legs. stupid asshole
stupid derek jeter wannabe
yeah that dive was soooo unnecessary
its late. im not really paying attentino to wat im saying right now if you havent otices
Not necessary. Not trying to be rude but you really don’t have to type everything that comes to mind out here, you know.
i know i know. i was just extremely frustrated cus i wanted that to dunk in. im sorry
You’re not Derek Jeter, Navarro.
Red Sox Classic!
What’s this? A GOOD defensive play.
Ok that was a good play.
No, that was not nearly as hardcore as Jete’s play,
Broken bat on a curve ball
Navarro is no Jeter. He doesn’t even have any scars!
please don’t compare Navarro to the Captain….
Pfftt, that was nothing like Jeter’s play!
Kinda seems fairer than a cheap BAbip single.
Ugh. Great play by Navarro.
Navarro with the fauxJeter dive.
This isn’t a faux dive…it’s a dive
A Jeterian dive
Ring still in there? Yeesh…
Seriously, Jeter was full speed for a good 3-4 seconds, Navarro didn’t do shit.
alright royce just focus and get the outs. remeber we want aj to get the win
Couldn’t care less who gets the win, as long as he is a Yankee
I’m obviously very tired because for a second I glanced up and I saw the #61 and I had a fear of Chan Ho Park moment and then I remembered he was no longer with us.
alright that was a strike not aball. nbut a base runner is not a big deal. just make you pitches and focus. relax. you faced these guys before
Can we agree that this the theme to the postseason a la Empire State of Mind?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GGXzlRoNtHU
We’re going old school this year:
Normally yes but since 50 percent of players use it for their walk up song at one point I’ll pass.
A Cervellian Drive sounds so much grander than a Jeterian hit … just a random thought.
If Cervelli actually drove pitches, then we could talk about this.
come on royce dont unravel. make your pitches. just brethe
You’re a little schtuck in your schtick
Why did they keep him in??????
Royce Ring…not a major league pitcher. Sorry.
he’s pitching against the AAA pawsox lineup
I don’t think that helps his case.
Old royce couldn’t get a call…
What the hell? If you’re gonna use Nova, why not give him a fresh inning?
Royce Ring is a fat Brett Gardner.
but is he as fast?
This would actually be a good time to use Gaudin. Nova struggles from the stretch.
If you’re gonna carry Nova on the postseason roster, you need to know if he can pitch in this kind of situation.
Gaudin struggles from the everything.
That gave me a chuckle.
Interested to see how fast Nova throws when he knows he’s just in for an inning.
theres really not a whole lot to do here if your committed to not using guys who pitched game 1…kinda have to hope to get lucky…it would be easier if the offense gave some cushion
alright nova. runner on 1 and 3 no outs. completely manageable. just remember all you have to do is make your pitches. just focus. breathe relax. dont get wild. dont focus on the runners. just concentrate on the batter and get him out. your not facing the 1927 yankees or anything. alright. just focus and make your pitches. dont unravel. remeber royce ring is your friend. gotta bail him out okay nova?
I hope Nova doesn’t suck from the stretch.
Who is going to start tomorrow?
That was horse shit, Nunez.
Well that didn’t take long.
The defense in this game has sucked.
Not a good night for Nunez.
wow nunez. dumbass. alright we still have a 1 run lead. that ball wasnt exactly smoked. come on nova just relax and make your pitches dont try to get too fancy
I doubt Jeter touches the ball.
Jeter doesn’t get to that ball
Little excited there, eh Kay?
That was an interesting decision.
alright you got 1 out. just 2 more outs. just focus and make your pitches nova. ive seen you pitch before. all you need to do is focus. dont throw meatball but dont be wild
“Let’s Go Red Sox” chants in meaningless games are always charming.
LOL @some brave soul chanting “Let’s go Yankees!”
Ortiz pinch hit uh oh
Why are they making such a big deal about this? Also it’s nice to not care about this game, at all.
It’s not a huge difference but the Rangers with home field is a bit better than the Twins but it’s minimal.
Seriously. I’d like a W but I don’t care much.
Nice test here for Nova…
Ground ball DP, Nova. All you need, kiddo. Back him up, D.
come on nova dont unravel just relax and make your pitches dont be wild
this crowd is waaaaaaaaaaaay to excited
They’ve been watching the Pawtucket lineup. This is the most exciting thing they’ve seen all night.
thats being wild. dont be wild just focus and make your pitches
Just IBB at this point.
Try hitting the zone.
Throwing strikes is overrated.
hes not that dumb nova hes not gona swing at pitches in the dirt. relax and focus
Who are you talking to?
Would you pick Ortiz’s option up? He’s good but 12 million? I don’t know. And John Henry reportedly doesn’t like being in Yankee territory in payroll…
I’d pick up the option and wipe my ass with it.
If i were the Red Sox I wouldn’t. I’d use the 12 mil to sign Dunn.
I also wouldn’t bring back beltre. Don’t trust him to repeat.
if you have no command nova its oka if you walk him
Ivan Nova isn’t good? Well I’ll be darned…
just relax and focus nova make your pitches
im gona barf
At some point you might want to cut the trolling schtick down just a little bit
ok. its better than a hr just relax and make your pitches. and if i were girardi id putin a ddifferent pitcher nova doesnt look focues
Your spelling, already regrettable, has really taken a nosedive these last few minutes.
Hun, it’s really not that serious. If you’re shaking because of the game, get some water and relax. It’s not do or die.
Relax, nothing you say here will impact the result. Enjoy baseball.
With the length and frequency of his posts, I’m not surprised. I have a feeling he’s typing as much and as fast as possible.
Oops, apologies. Did not know that.
2 or 3 words misspelled? Not the end of the world.
alright gota throw strikes cant be wild nova just relax AND MAKE YOUR PITCHES!!!
Oh fuck, come on Nova, throw a fucking strike.
Strikes, Nova, strikes!
Hey Ivan, it’s Kevin Cash.
wow nova yoyr better than this
Great time to experiment with Nova Joe
dont unravel just breathe
If you throw a 97 MPH fastball down the middle it will likely be a GIDP. C’mon.
Alex explaining that Nova’s job is to get the out.
This is a simple game. You hit the ball, you throw the ball and you catch the ball, and sometimes you win, sometimes you lose and sometimes… It rains.
A-rod gearing up for the captain’s job in 2014
That sound you hear is the media’s collective head exploding
You can do this Ivan.
no room for error just focus dont be scared
uggh focus ivan FOCUS!
You ok Cerve?
Ring + Mitre + Nova + Albie… I’m aware that there aren’t any guys available but Joe, let’s not throw anything away here…
What is his choice?
I missed the majority of the game. On a scale of 1 to 2 (10 being the highest), how was Burnett’s performance?
“On a scale of 1 to 2 (10 being the highest)”
Honestly with the amount of sloppy playing in this game, AJ’s performance didn’t even really stick in my mind. He could have gotten the win though if we’d held without Nova pitching himself out of the post season here.
but still focus
“You gotta give Nova credit; he’s throwing strikes.
Well, that experiment failed.
Note to Red Sox fans, you’re fucking eliminated.
I’d be cheering if I was in their position. Red Sox fans don’t want the Yankees to win the division.
pathetic and embarassing. shouldve used someone other than nova
no need for namecallig…idk maybe albaladejo
If you’re going to argue, use an argument instead of shithead.
And someone who doesn’t collapse form the stretch would be nice.
Easy there champ.
Dude, calm it down with the insults. It’s getting old and it’s disrespectful. No one goes around calling you a shithead, so don’t do it to someone else.
Doesn’t get much worse than that.
Get your tickets ready for Minny.
Having been to both potential parks, that isn’t a bad thing at all. I’m sure Minneapolis is gorgeous this time of year.
So we’re in the postseason now?
Sigh, why can’t these games ever be easy?
When you’re 2 for a zillion with RISP, things tend to get tough.
ok just 2 outs. breathe and make your pitches just focusyour not facing mickey mantle or antyhignlike that just breathe itll be ok
SHUT UP YOU’RE THE REASON FOR THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The day you get banned, I will seriously rejoice.
This guy’s annoying. THe reason I called him what I did was because he believes that Joe had a better choice. THere was no better choice.
First off, it’s a girl. Second of all, you’re annoying too. And if you’re bothered by it so much, be rational and polite and explain yourself like a civilized person instead of an asshole.
It just got annoying after a while. And everybody here jumps on Girardi quick as a flash. I hate that. THat’s why I reacted the way I did.
pretty sure thats the first time ive said anything about girardi.
It might have been, but everybody jumps on Girardi too quickly here
Haha…Bow chika bow wow. What did I do to deserve such a flattering girl crush? lol
nova hasnt been good with runners on thats why i said he wasnt the best chouce ive never said anything mean or malicious to you and ive mostly just kept to myself all night. so dont be rude.
I apologize for the shit head. That was wrong. The tension in the inning got to me.
alright i forgive you
Yeesh, relax man. You too, first time long time
im just trying to send good vibes lol ive mostly been ignoring you guys so i havent been rude to anyone tonight
It’s not about that. You’re posting what is essentially the same thing over and over, which is sort of annoying. You can send good vibes by cheering for the team and not typing everything out.
You haven’t been rude to anyone, but you still need to chill. Unless the vibes you are referring to look something like Reid Brignac did earlier, we don’t want to hear about it.
Per Lohud, that was Kash’s first RBI of the season.
For the Sox, right? Didn’t he take Hughes deep for a 3-run homer back when he was on the Astros?
For the Sox
Make that a 2-run homer.
come on nova gotta make your pitches double play gets you out of the inning
First time wish it were a longer time
HUGE strike out.
nice job nova. one more out. dont unravel. step off the mound a little bit. breathe. think happy thoughts make your pitches focus
Dude you HAVE TO STOP this stream-of-consciousness thing. Just… seriously.
after this game ill stop. promise
How about you just stop it right now since it’s annoying us? Not to be impolite, but it’s just honestly obnoxious.
…cus its working lol
Working our last nerves, yes. Working for the game? Not really.
No. Stop now. /mean
Do you realize that when you write something you’re posting it to hundreds of people?
It’s a pretty shallow stream of consciousness by LTFT, Bex… more like a constant drip.
Cervelli is en fuego!
I just discovered something. You can recreate Molly Bloom’s soliloquy if you piece together all of her comments from tonight.
LOL, I love it.
I’d like to see a “Fake first time long time” Twitter account. The material is definitely there.
All things considered, a good job by the kid considering the circumstances.
LMAO….These teams are just too much.
nice job nova. limiting the damage wooOOOooo!! alright lets just score some runs and hand the ball off to gaudin
eww i cant believe i just said those last 6 words
RELEASE THE BRACKMAN
Good Lord people just don’t give up.
He’s kidding. Calm down with your Brackman hate.
Not hating at all. Can’t hate him he hasn’t been around long enough for even that.
well…we can still win…maybe…right?
All things considered, that wasn’t completely terrible.
exactly thats the way you gotta look at things
Isn’t kearns out of the game ?
good job nova….?
Dude, what are you people going to do in the playoffs when the games really matter?
I have no idea but it isn’t going to be pretty. Seriously, people are ridiculous.
it gets realllllllly realllllly ugly
Everybody is suffering a mental breakdown. I feel like I’m the only one whose maintained a positive attitude over the past couple of weeks.
I have. I just don’t post much.
Bit self-centered, aren’t you, Carlosologist? =)
Confirmation bias perhaps. Maybe it’s because all the trolls are taking up the comments, I haven’t seen the positive ones.
My bad haha.
It’s cool, kiddo. I don’t blame you for thinking that, but you should remember the rational folks still exist, and there’s a lot of us.
Yes, during times of doubt, asshatery, and general stupidity, I’ll always remember that the positive and rational haven’t forsaken us.
We give because we love.
I’ll watch the fucking game, my laptop won’t even be on. I just watch standing up when the game is on and pace during the commercials.
Albie to close, like I said earlier, he dominated AAA, these guys are all from AAA.
This man speaks the truth.
Not a completely failed experiment
I assume this is the first time Nova’s relieved – he had a chance to appear in a quasi-high-leverage situation, got rid of the butterflies. Yeah he screwed up with the walks – but the stuff is there.
Look – it’s just not THAT important to win this. It would be nice
UNLEASH miranda, Cervelli and Nunez yayyy.
I think you mean Miranda, Posada, and Jeter.
Cervelli’s got this, yo.
/things I’d never thought I’d say
I just got blown away by the sound glitch.
no PH for cervelli?
So…do we see Swisher pitch an inning?
I think that it would be badass if A-Rod struck out the side.
Nah, his cranky knee won’t allow him to toss that mighty fastball of his. He’d have to pitch all arm, no legs.
Now Golson, on the other hand. Let’s see what he’s got =D
Frankie on fire!!!
CERVELLI – BoSox killer.
Why Swish instead of Jete?
A mighty CERVELLIAN DRiVE !
Come on Gardy!!!!!
Sit down you scrub.
Are you talking abouut Swisher? LOL.
’tis quite the bugaboo indeed, Kay.
did we bat out of order? what happened to golson?
Miranda hit for Golson.
Miranda is hitting for Kearns.
He took Berkman’s spot in the order.
yeah, i see. they had it wrong on gameday but now it’s fixed.
I’d pinch run for cervelli. Put moeller in and albie since they worked together plenty at AAA.
Unleash the Moeller?
Why has Gardner decided to swing outside of the zone today?
4-33? what a joke.
Swing Gardner!! You can hit!!
A Gardnerian tomfoolery !
eww. offense hasnt been the most pleasnt thing to watch tonight
Nice display of situational hitting by the Yankees in this doubleheader.
And the pitch was outside. Excellent call, Wendlestadt.
(dismissive wanking motion)
lol at the emote
Tito will pinch hit Lowell who will jack a walk-off bomb over the monster.
Remember in 2007 against the Indians when Kenny Lofton kept getting those 2 out RBI?
Could someone please tell me the Yankees PH stats this year?
Brett is still the King of taking the called third strike down the middle.
Except that pitch wasn’t down the middle and actually outside.
Down the middle? Yeah, suurre.
Did he pee on your leg? I don’t get it
I’ve now heard “peeing on the leg” used in both a negative and position connotation today. I am both amused and a bit disappointed in humanity.
I never want him swinging at pitches that far outside
alright guys im gona give in and stop my positive vibes and if we lose it’s because of that
Let’s get to extra innings!
(Really wish it didn’t have to come to that… again.)
So… Girardi cared about this game until the sixth inning?
What makes you say that?
I’m kind of half serious… it’s just… Nova?? STILL?!
Nah, he said he wouldn’t use relievers in both games. He happened to use all his best relievers to win the first game, so it is what it is.
Yeah Girardi doesn’t care any more. He looks completely despondent and I think he was rolling a doobie just a minute ago.
Dude, who was he supposed to pitch? Send the A relievers out there for two games that have little meaning compared to the playoffs?
I kinda don’t want to see Nova out there for another inning. I think it’s more of an experiment than a game winning move.
Other options: Romulo, Albie and Brackman (I don’t think I’m forgetting anyone, because I’m guessing Gaudin goes tomorrow). Nova is the best choice.
Oh Moesley also, and still the right decision.
That’s ok, he’s the one guy you can give up a hit too.
that looked like a strike to me
Ummmmm, great coordination guys.
I really don’t like when Granderson and Gardner do that.
I think BG has ADD or something.
Derek Jeter has herpes.
A) That’s pretty insensitive to people with a disease, and b) Somehow I don’t think someone with severe ADD could get to the major leagues.
Aha OMG A FLY BALL!
This has just been a brutal day. And I’ll stick with that even if the Yanks end up sweeping. Blowing 2-run leads late in each game (I know, the second time was dictated by circumstance, but it was also against a triple-A line-up) doesn’t make it feel like the team deserves to win the division.
It seems like, ever since the team realized it was so far ahead in the Wild Card race that a post-season berth was a near certainty, they haven’t played the same. I certainly believe they can recapture their top-level for the playoffs, but I’d like to see a trace of it now.
Get over it. This second game of a doubleheader with AAA players at one in the morning is not an indication of how the Yankees will play in the playoffs.
There are a whole lot more Triple A players on the team that came back than the team that blew the lead.
And the failure to drive in key runs has been a weeks-long phenomenon that I’m starting to worry will bite them at a big moment.
Look. I know winning the division is a bonus and I’m sure you all will rip me but I think this game got Girard-died. WTF would you leave Ring(a situtational leftie who already did his job by getting Drew) in to start the 8th and bring Nova(a starter) in the middle of an inning. The guy is dangerous
See? He’s jumping on Girardi
He is giving a reason why he thought G fucked up. If you happen to disagree with that notion , offer a counter point . WTF does ‘jumping’ off?
He had no choice. He used his best relievers in the first game.
No Greg, if you take 1 min to read what he wrote. He is saying he prefer Nova to start the eighth fresh instead of leaving Ring in. Which is a choice , he happens to disagree with Joe.
‘he used his best relievers’ has little to do with picking Ring over Nova.
Werd, I wasn’t paying attention to the game but I agree with your logic. NOva starts off an inning cleaning is a good idea!
First Name Only Male Handle Rule!!!!
It’s a doubleheader, dude, and the good relievers were not available. Maybe he could’ve left Mitre in longer (can you believe i said that) but that’s about the only thing I can quibble with him for.
Yeah, burning a potential long man wasn’t the best, but otherwise his hands are kind of tied. Bringing in Nova was a smart move as the one pitcher left who has the potential to contribute in the post season. Throw him in the fire, see what happens.
I agree with Bexy and i am hardly a Girardi fan.
That’s right! Ice… (dusts off shoulder)…man. I am dangerous.
Oh boy 1:02am eastern and we’ve gone to Top Gun references. I meant he is not a good “in game” strategist if you want what I was going for
Yay let’s just leave Nova in all night.
First time Nova’s thrown the curve for a strike – it was a smart pitch call by Cervelli
One more out. But if a good hitter (of which there are virtually none in sight tonight) hits one of those like that, it’s going over.
Jeez, these flyouts have been pushing the limitations of Fenway.
Which means they are infield flies anywhere else.
1 more strike Ivan.
I think this was a good try out for Nova and Ring. I don’t think either one makes the post season roster.
Really, how do you justify Gaudin over Nova?
Nova does not seem suited to the bullpen, and I think they do with the veteran almost by default. I would not be thrilled by any means to see Gaudin in any game, but I think this was Nova’s shot to show he can pitch out of the bullpen.
Doesn’t seem suited? What does that mean?
Wasn’t perfect… but I’d put Nova on the postseason roster. He could be better than he showed tonight, but he showed some mettle.
I don’t disagree, but I’m guessing they don’t take Nova.
2 strikes on the batter and hes staring down the runner. Man come on.
… Isn’t there a rule that no inning can start after 1:00??
Let’s go heart of the order!!!!!
Whoo!!! extra innings!!
2 extra innings games….I don’t know how much more I can watch with football all day tomorrow….lol
Easy, just don’t watch football.
Can any of you give the kid some credit? Or are you just going to bitch more?
ok nice job nova (im sorry guys i couldnt resist, really)
I feel if the Yanks win this one, I am going to feel ridiculously relaxed.
Here is hoping one of our big three hit a dinger.
you know whats annoying? (yes me i know its 1 in the morning get over it) is that if there werent for that stupid inning with the errors, we wouldve won this game by now
If things were different, they wouldn’t be the same
if there werent for that stupid inning with the errors, we wouldve won this game by now
Unless, you know, the earth had split open and swallowed our team.
I’ve learned, finally, not to wish that things had been different as I’ve found out, sadly, that they usually could have been much worse . . .
Buck up, little buddy! “All is as it should be.”
no. the defense for in that inning was miserable. inexcusable, unacceptable. pathetic and embarassing. just utterly ugly totally change the course of the game.
I wonder if they’ll be playing until 4 AM. Longest day of baseball ever.
It feels like it’s been forever. And I slept through the last few innings of the first game.
It would be funny if the last three games of the season were extra innings.
At least we have to starters on the bench to pinch hit.
I bet we see the F lineup tomorrow
Phew. Please, please, please score in the 10th. Don’t need another 4+ hour game.
Kay just spiked my blood pressure
Manuel has a funky delivery. Not very smooth at all.
“He didn’t even get a chance to flirt with the Pesky pole”
Michael’s a funny guy
How cool would it be if Granderson homered? It would be just like the beginning of the season against Papelbon.
It’d be cooler if Tex homered.
It would be better if A-Rod homered.
It would be more statistically pleasing in Cano homered.
He’s getting IBBed.
Steal second please.
Tex hit a homer…NOW!!!!
the yanks havent hit a hr this game
Err, kind of surprised Tex swung at that.
Now time for the go-ahead hit b A-rod. Preferably of the home run variety.
End this shit, Alex.
Kay got way too excited on that one.
Jed Lowrie sounds like someone that should be selling alligator meat out of a shack in the everglades.
Tex busting it always makes me laugh for some reason.
Arod is locked in for a homerun dead center.
fucking Kay got me AGAIN
Damn, just missed it.
i hate michael kay so much i got my hopes up on that one
FUCK YOU MICHAEL KAY!!!!!!!!! WHY???
Oh man, I thought that was out. A-Rod crushed it.
DAMN SO CLOSE! Deepest part of the park.
Makes me want to cry. I thought FB = HR in this park.
So fuckin close…
It’s a deep wall, out there.
Calm it down, Kay. You almost killed me there.
lets go JoPo
Remember when Red Sox fans had important games to cheer for, instead of getting really into a meaningless ballgame?
So like Opening Day?
Did Cano get to 50 walks this season?
I believe that was 57
lmfao look at that dumbass kid.
Come on Jorge let the core bring it home baby
Channel your inner TB blast, Jorge!
Wild pitch, please.
Double steal…double steal!
not expecting much right now not gona lie. (sorry jorgie)
My life: complete. I just heard a “Let’s go Jorge” chant.
LETS GO JOR-GE
*clap* *clap* *clapclapclap*
Why isn’t Albie warming????
because this isnt scranton
Hip hip – Jorge!!!!!
Ahhh, a “HIP HIP JORGE!” chant at Fenway. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
I love the clearly audible Hip-Hip-Jorge!!!! The boos that followe were priceless
Miranda up next right, so that means Jete, right?
BACK WAY BACK foul
4 for 35.
Robert Manuel = Curt Schilling
Posada oh Posada.
Hall is going to end it.
eat a wang
you have got te be effing kidding me. berkman makes that play at first the game is over. we win
If AJ didn’t suck ass the division would have been wrapped up weeks ago.
Yeah, totally, because AJ is the only person playing on the field.
if mo hadnt blown those 2 saves in sept we wouldve won the division right now
He did make that play. The guy was out.
thats true. if the ump gets the call right we win
So the real question is, what would the 5th inning be now for Nova?
Except he DID make that play at first.
Jorgie juiced one
1-16 with RISP. Utterly unacceptable.
that’s almost Cavemen like…
this is where i disagree with girardi i would take out nova right here. idk who id put in, but i wouldnt leave nova in
I don’t get worried until the 3rd time he’s sees the batters
Well, unfortunately you do have to bring someone in. Also, Nova can give you innings.
Oh. My. Goodness. Juuuuust missed.
Creepy Alex Rodriguez stalker?
How the hell did I get to Boston?
(calls the police)
FUCKING Bill Hall
Well, that was weird. Now take him out.
Hahaha I kinda laughed their…
Ok what the hell just happened.
haha that girl ran up to Arod
Pu tin ALbie!!!!!!
Granderson should have gone allllll the way back.
LOL @ that person and A-Rod.
I love how he had his hands on his hips all “Oh you want to have a casual conversation here in the middle of a game?”
pretty sure that was a chick
Yeah, I know. I was referring to Alex putting his hands on his hips.
He probably would have had a casual conversation if the cops weren’t there.
Only shit like that happens to A-Rod. Only him.
Just don’t let him score.
well that was deflating. oh well at least we’re in the playoffs
Show the girl run on the field please.
They are way too excited with this win.
Chase em all the way to the golf course.
Well, that takes it out of our hands.
Seriously how do you even celebrate a win like this
I find it amusing because this literally means nothing (other than my dream of the Yankees and Phillies being tied for best record in the Majors being killed).
It means that it makes it harder for the Yankees to win the division.
If the shoe was on the other foot I’m sure a lot people here would enjoy it.
Of course we’d enjoy it. Why wouldn’t we enjoy a victory? If we don’t, then we’re bad fans. But the division: Not that important. And people don’t seem to get that.
Then why have issues with them celebrating?
Yes its not important until your in game 5 or 7 on the road.
Its nice to have that’s all, but don’t make it to be nothing.
I don’t have an issue. I found it amusing. Read what I said very c-a-r-e-f-u-l-l-y.
Nope. I haven’t cared since mid-August, once I figured the playoffs were a done deal.
Lots of booze
Remember – Fenway is the home of the flying pizza slice:
Oh! Come on can’t hate everyone does it and they just stuck it to the Yankees.
I still can’t get over how much they’re struggling against B-team Red Sox team tonight. It shouldn’t be this close. Double really? I guess Joe really doesn’t care about winning division. If we lose, we’re tied with Rays, right? and since they won season series..oh nevermind ergg!! Earn your money! Earn your division!
Walk off…onto the golf course you fucking losers.
After leaving Nova in there for the third straight inning, what were we expecting?
true, so true
GO KC !!!
(insert Homestar Runner “IT’S OVER!!!” noise here)
that was a hideous game. this is what happens when you leave the bases loaded and play poor defense. whatever they had better win tomorrow. stupid assholes
and no i dont mean that last part im just frustrated
You seriously need to just stop.
stop getting trolled
whats the big deal? the way they played that game they deserve it (except cano)
Calling them assholes is: a) pointless because regardless of the result, they’re in the post season, b) childish, c) really stupid. Your words don’t affect them, but we unfortunately, read your garbage, and it’s annoying, so stop.
so you can honestly say that you arent frustrated by the way they played? honestly they (other than cano) played like little leauguers today. they deserve to be called names, even if it does nothing. you get payed millions of dollars dont bobble the effing ball. you make millions of dollars put the ball in play when the bases are loaded instead of striking out like a moron. its your job. and honestly catch a fucking popup. you learn to do that in little league. its probably the only easy play in baseball. the point is this is its inexcusable, unacceptable, pathetic and embarassing, and utterly ugly.
my rant is over goodnight everyone. i apoligize for the obnoxiousness.
They’re not fucking video games.
no but they are grown men. they shouldnt get tired for playing 2 leisurely ball games in one day. i mean seriously there are people in the army fighting in the war and getting shot at. they lose limbs. they lose lives. they get injured physically and emotionally. and these silly baseball players get tired out from playing baseball. these guys wouldnt last 1 day in the army.
seriously though, why do you get so annoyed when people call the yankees names? i remember when you got annoyed when i said “greatest closer my ass” when rivera blew a save? people get frustrated it happens. honestly, what is the big deal?
Because it’s immature and they can’t hear you. And that Mariano thing was just silly, he’s far and away the greatest closer in the history of baseball even if he blew one dumb save.
Yes, people get frustrated. I get frustrated, so does pretty much everyone else. But somehow everyone else manages to restrain themselves and not call the team they friggin’ root for “stupid assholes.”
1. that was the 3rd blown save in a month hes better than that (and telling me to stfu was pretty silly)
2. im sorry but i personally feel that judging from the way they’ve played lately they deserve to be insulted. you want my respect, dont play stupid baseball. the team gets paid 200 million dollars. earn it
First of all, I wasn’t frustrated or annoyed by the way they played. They had scrubs filling in some spots and playing defense where our line up is usually solid. Those scrubs don’t get paid millions. The ones that do are our big producers who shouldn’t kill themselves to win a game that means nothing. They were obviously tired. Playing two games in one day is exhausting. It’s not “inexcusable, unacceptable, pathetic and embarrassing.” It’s a late September game that means all of zero.
i would hardly classify getting a hit with the bases loaded as “killing themselves”
How about taking into account that hits aren’t automatic? You think they go out there thinking “Hey, I don’t want a hit. So I’ll just swing through whatever crap they throw at me. AND I’LL STRIKE OUT.” No. That’s not how the game is played.
obviously i dont think that and they dont do it on purpose but honestly every time they load the bases they draw a walk and then bail the pitcher out. honestly, considering its their job it should not be too difficult to get a hit. i mean the other team has no problems getting hits off our pitchers so why should it be a problem for our hitters to get hits off their pitchers?
Because we only had our weakest pitchers available for the second game, of course it’s not difficult to get hits off them. Don’t compare the Boston pitchers to the Yankees relief pitchers. They’re in two completely different classes and they did get hits off Boston pitchers as well as walks. Not all things are made equal. You don’t get a hit just because the other team did. Again, not the way the game is played.
You know who insults the players in their team? Bandwagon fans who only love a team when it wins. If you’re a real fan, you learn to take the good with the bad and accept that your team can’t be phenomenal all the time. They’re human. They make mistakes. They’re not robots built for the sole purpose of making money and playing baseball. Be a mature adult about the situation instead of being a child about a meaningless loss. And I’ll bold that for you, just in case you require some comprehension help: Meaningless game.
Now in the future, please calm down with the posts.
“they’re human they make mistakes”
not getting a hit with the bases loaded is not making a mistake. its being bad at your job. if it happens once in a while fine it happens. but after a whole month of leaving runners on nonsense im sick of it.
So if it bothers you so much, stop watching the games. Plain and simple.
Yankees beaten by the Pawsox.
And they did it against Scranton pitchers. Your point?
A-Rod Cano Tex Grandy BG Kearns Puma = Scranton.
This is full of so much reading comprehension fail.
1:30 in the morning I can’t help it.
Ivan Nova started in the Majors
Royce Ring has pitched in the Majors before
SO has Mitre.
Jed Lowrie has played in the Majors before.
Bill Hall has played in the Majors before.
Daniel Nava has played in the Majors before.
Robert Manuel has pitched in the Majors before.
Eric Patterson has played in the Majors before.
Do I need to go on or do you see how laughably flawed your argument is?
about damn time
Really…awards to give out? For what?
Thank goodness that’s over.
Go Royals. Go Yankees. Go to bed.
oh well, in the time it takes to type it, it’s done, good night…see you in minnesota
ALL of you would rather play Texas than Minnesota?
I think the consensus is “We don’t care who we play. We can beat ‘em.”
Yes, I agree.
Why is everyone worked up over this game?
I don’t know who this “everyone” is, but a good portion of us really were watching this as zen baseball.
Onto important things: i wouldn’t start granderson against Liriano (check out grandy’s numbers vs him).
I’d like to see Gardner in CF and Kearns in Left.
Wait, did i just say i wanna see Austin Kearns play?
because they left plenty of runners on base, the defense was terrible, pitching wasnt that great, but wasnt terrible (aside from nova) and we really couls’ve/should’ve won that game
Could have, should have, would have. It doesn’t matter. Not an important game at all.
Granderson VS Liriano:
4-22 with 12 K’s, 2 BB’s and a homer
Who cares. I want my CF playing CF.
because it’s the fucking red sox
How is a .240 hitter like Bill Hall 10 for his last 20 against the Yanks?
Oh hey it’s you. Great. -___-
It’s 20 at-bats. Lots of crazy stuff can happen in that small amount of at-bats. Don’t get worked up over it.
Just seems like a lot of weak hitting guys have had the Yanks number this year. Makes me wonder if they skimp on scouts.
Every team has some weak hitters that have big years against them for no apparent reason every single season. 162 games, weird stuff is bound to happen. It’s indicative of nothing.
But very painful to watch…
Mike, Hall has 18 dingerz !
“We’re number 3!”
I am going to go cry myself to sleep…oh wait, it was a meaningless, second to last game of the season. I will sleep soundly and hope for Brackman tomorrow.
They should start Brackman and pitch him 9 innings no matter what happens.
I can has Brackman tomorrow?
So wait, no one wants to win the division?!?!
Maddon: No, you.
Girardi: No you!
Worst first place team ever!
Hey! It’s you!
No one but you cares.
*That only bothers you.
I apologize for the horrible sentence before that.
Hey, it’s you! Also, that isn’t even remotely true
You know it’s a shitty game when a pooch single with the infield drawn in was the “drive” of the game.
yet another game in which a blown call by the ump lost us the game. thats the 3rd one since august. i know its a meaningless game but COME ON!!its your job get the call right you stupid moron
I know that the Yankees have won at least that many on blown calls.
At least I get to keep my shoe. If Cervelli hits his first and last HR of the season tomorrow then I’m fucked.
Damn. I was looking forward to making you eat it…
Worst meaningless game loss ever.
I don’t know about “worst”. It was definitely one of the uglier games I can remember.
It sucks being unemployed. Normally, I would’ve gone out to a bar or club like most Saturday nights and I would’ve missed this atrocious game.
Wow! 4 for 37 with men in scoring position.
Now I’m convinced, the Yanks don’t want the division.
I mean, Girardi went with Ring and Nova instead of his favorite Gaudin to end the game.
If Tex is on first and Jeter at short – the Yanks win that game. They will be there for the playoffs.
wouldnt necessarily go that far but berkman and nunez did make some costly plays. whatever im like already over it
The biggest thing I got out this game , AJ pitched like the same AJ. I have zero confidences in the guy going into the playoffs.
come on compared to how hes pitched of late i thought he was acceptable. he was just on the other side of bad luck, defense, and umpiring
That’s too bad, because he will probably be there, whether any of us like it or not.
he will. same AJ though, lack of command, basically operating on his FB alone for the entire game against a C lineup. It’s amazing to me at this point , team doesn’t score on him as oppose to the other way around.
4 errors??? FOUR??? im not even gona say it. you all know what im gona say. i dont need to say it.
And yet, by leaving this comment, you are saying it
no what i wasnt saying was that 4 errors is unacceptable, inexcusaable, pathetic and embarassing, and utterly ugly
And you have to remember that the guys making the errors aren’t going to be playing the field during meaningful games later this week and that the Yanks weren’t going to risk injury in the second game of a double header that was game 161 of the regular season when a playoff spot is locked up. It’s all about perspective.
thats true. but my problem is that cervelli will, in fact, play in the post season. i mean thats the 3rd time hes dropped a popup passed balls i understand, but popups? really?
The two teams were at the ballpark were well over 12 hours. It happens. If you really want to get that worked up, look at going 1 for 16 with runners in scoring position.
But honestly, they’re in the playoffs. None of this matters much.
thats true. but honestly they really need to go back to their old selves with the bases loaded. i honestly cannot remember the last time they got a hit. just annoying
I think you’ve already said something along the lines of what you were going to say. I also think you need to relax and take a moment to breathe. It’s a baseball game that doesn’t have that much meaning to it. Reading your posts during this game freaked me out. I was imagining you sitting there hyperventilating.
So just take a deeeep breathe and remind yourself that it’s just a game.
Talking her off the ledge?
Errors were by Berkman (2) Cervelli and Burnett with a makeable play at short missed by Nunez. How many of these players will be fielding in the playoffs? Zero. No worries.
Cervelli and Burnett will.
You’re getting way too worked up over a game lost by the Yankee scrubs to the Red Sox scrubs. Big deal.
the truth is though, at least half of the yankees lineup werent scrubs. the only scrubs on the yankees were nunez, kearns, and cervelli and yet they still lost to the sox. they really need to get it together.
Let Rays deal with CLee.
They really don’t deserve the division with play like tonight. Hard to watch so much talent wasted on less than a number one placement. Any haters out there who say yanks “buy” championships obviously never saw games like this. Now they got me all wound up, can’t sleep.
No team “deserves” anything. You earn it. Plain and simple. And if they earn it, it’s theirs, and rightfully so. If they don’t, it’s Tampa’s and they earned it. That “don’t deserve it” claim is old and it’s nonsense.
Burnett actually wasn’t awful tonight, he got out of a jam or two…I stilldon’t trust him in a playoff game and I know it was against the Paw Sox but at least he went 6 IP.
Positives from this game: cano, burnett got out of jams and didnt have any meltdowns, like ben said the guys that made the errors wont be here in the post season
negatives: austin kearns, eveything else
oh well we play in like 11 hours. you win some you lose some. and thankfully the one we lost was meaningless cus were already in the playoffs
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