Yankees steal Game One with late rally


Best team ever? Best team ever. More to come … eventually.

Categories : Playoffs


  1. Accent Shallow says:

    Incredible, incredible game.

    Did not think it would happen, but I am not going to complain. Beautiful.

  2. Jon in CUO says:

    Instant classic. Just another reason why you can never count this team out. Great game all.

  3. Doug says:

    just, wow

  4. Big Stein says:

    Bush probably shouldn’t have posed with that “Mission Accomplished” banner in the seventh inning.

  5. bexarama says:

    I admit: I gave up on this game. Didn’t say stupid things like some here (hey Captain Jack, beer boy, that guy whose name starts with a T and was going on about CC, I’m calling you all out. You’re terrible. And hey, does Texas look all confident and great now, with a genius manager?), but I’d chalked this one up in the loss column. Shouldn’t have.

  6. Eat crow haters, step up, admit it here. You were fucking wrong.


  7. JobaWockeeZ says:

    I hope the Rangers never win a home game in the postseason.

    Fucking claws and antlers. Douchebag fans. Praise Mo.

  8. Esteban says:

    I’ll say it again
    Demoralizing for the Rangers. Great win. Big ups to the Yankees and for the people who didn’t give up

  9. Big Stein says:


  10. Hall and Nokes says:

    That is what “to the pain” means. It means I leave you in anguish, wallowing in freakish misery forever.

  11. SouthernYankeeFan says:

    HA nolan clinching that drink hard. lots of hurt faces in texas tonight

  12. Jake H says:

    My heart is about to explode

  13. Big Stein says:


    /no maas’d

    • Captain Jack says:

      Having Swisher bunt IS fucking ridiculous.

      • Adam P says:

        Why? At that point don’t you play for the one insurance run?

        • Ghost of Scott Brosius says:

          You do. The best way to get one run there is to not surrender an out after a leadoff double, especially when their relievers have shown no ability to get us out, and the hitter at the plate hit 29 homers this year and doesn’t know how to bunt.

  14. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Noylan Ryan is laughing. Big George would rip heads by now. But I guess the Yanks are just on…Another Level.

  15. pete says:

    Zen. Baseball. For. The. Mother. Fuckin. Win.

  16. Big Stein says:


  17. SF Yanks says:

    I don’t know how much longer I can do this. That was so damn nerve wracking it hurts. The highs are so high and the lows are so damn low, but winning makes it worth it in the end.

  18. C says:

    Underrated star of the game was Dustin Moseley. I was upset when he came in, but he was huge tonight.

  19. China Joe says:

    Cano to Hamilton: take your MVP award and shove it up your ass! I must be the greatest!

    (I’m assuming Hamilton’ll win)

  20. Mickey Scheister says:

    Gardner is the straw or in his case the coffee stick that stirred this drink tonight with that Gritty hit to start the rally!

  21. Jon in CUO says:

    Bring on the batshit insane ledgejumper comment review/smackdown, please.

  22. Accent Shallow says:

    I am not Hispanic. Would it be acceptable for me to name my firstborn son ‘Mariano’?

  23. dkla says:

    you know what helps with devastation?


  24. Adam P says:

    That first thread was terrible… how many cliff jumpers do we have hanging around here?

    • JM says:

      Indeed but it was so hard to watch CC..glad I got off the ledge. All of you who were saying how they can score enough runs in one inning were right. My hat is off to you and your faith. Much respect.

      • Adam P says:

        I can’t believe how badly CC was squeezed. He had chance having to pitch down the middle.

        I’d LOVE to see the pitch graph for tonight’s game… hint hint.

    • JerseyDutch says:

      There’s a few that still think we’re going to lose today.

    • Kit says:

      Hopefully not many. They bitch and moan and then completely disappear once the Yankees win.

  25. V says:

    Honestly, the game was saved when Joe pulled CC. Couldn’t have been easy to do after 4, but Joba and Moseley did a hell of a job stopping the bleeding.

  26. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Is it me, or do spillover threads work 60% of the time…every time?

  27. Kiersten says:

    Instant Yankee Classic.

  28. dkla says:

    i love how tbs keeps asking “what just happened?”

    the yankees happened

  29. Esteban says:

    Ron Ron just pronounced Cano as Kay-no

  30. Zanath says:

    What a fabulous game. CC looked a bit rusty, but I’m not worried about him. I’m sure the big man will rebound. The important thing is we won this game. Without a doubt the most exciting game of the year. Hopefully St. Phil steps up again tomorrow and gives us a 2-0 lead!

  31. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    This victory was so nice I don’t even mind sitting through Dennis Eckersley talking.

  32. Carlosologist says:

    I got home and the Yanks immediately started scoring. Obviously I am the run scoring aphrodisiac.

  33. Big Stein says:

    This was the 51st come-from-behind-win for the season!

  34. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Funny how A-Rod got the assist with Teix to get the last out. Fuck you Texas.

    • steve (different one) says:

      I think Marcus Thames is getting the short end of the “former Ranger revenge” party stick…can’t forget Marcus!!

  35. V says:

    Now, do you think CC will be ok for game 4? Or stick with the Burnett idea?

  36. Esteban says:

    Cocaine Cowboy Ron Ron won’t back down in not using Feliz.

  37. Mickey Scheister says:

    I do recall in the first game thread SOMEONE said they where gonna sell a kidney or their left testy if the Yanks won this game….

  38. ryan says:

    i just won $1300 because i bet that dustin moseley would get the win in this game!!!

  39. Mike Pop says:


    /Ric Flair

  40. steve (different one) says:

    just a stunning, stunning win.

  41. JM says:

    I’ll be up to 2 until my stomach calms down. Tums anyone?

  42. vin says:

    Unbelievable victory. Hopefully its a back breaker.

    There’s no way the Yanks lose tomorrow. Hughes will mow down those righties.

    Best game of the season, right?

  43. China Joe says:


    …wait, what?

  44. Evan says:

    Cue the Mike Tyson quote:

    “I’m the best ever. I’m Sonny Liston. I’m Jack Dempsey. There’s never been anyone like me. I’m from their cloth. There is no one who can match me. My style is impetuous, my defense is impregnable, and I’m just ferocious. I want his heart! I want to eat his children! Praise be to Allah!”

  45. Big Stein says:

    ESPN is freaking out and slamming ron washington.

    Oh ESPN, seek therapy for your Yankee envy.

  46. first time lawng time says:

    CC Sabathia: 4 ip 6 h 5 r 4 BB 3 K

    Dustin Moseley: 2 IP 0 H 0 R 0 BB 4 K


  47. TheShow3000 says:

    Wow. Just wow. Everything that could go right in the 8th inning for the Yankees, went right. What a great comeback.

    Just the game my ulcer needed.

    Go Yankees.

  48. Big Stein says:

    I wanna thank God, Jesus, Buddha, the Dalia Lama, Allah, Jehovah, and the Steinbrenners.

  49. handtius says:

    this site needs some kind of filter that you can turn on that hides all the negative comments….(i know that’s impossible and then who would we goad after they come back to win)

  50. Ivan says:

    OMG, this Yankees win got me feeling GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRReat!!!

    /Tony The Tiger’d

  51. vin says:

    “The New York Yankees are already making it look like the 1990s all over again for Texas.”

    That’s better.

    -from espn’s recap

  52. Amazing win. Good job those of you who keep a good outlook the entire night.

    Without further delay…

    In tonight’s version of “Things the Cliff Jumpers said in the 4th inning” we have to dedicate an entire section to the complete idiocy that was Captain Jack. He said he doesn’t mind being wrong, so here you go buddy:

    So any of the optimists in here still think the Yankees have a chance here? Pretty sure Choking [naughty word edited out] pissed this game away.

    Still think this team has a chance?

    Yeah, this isn’t 2009. Jeter, A-Rod, and Posada are no longer good…they also don’t have a guy like Matsui at DH anymore. Yeah, insurmountable…they aren’t doing shit in this series. I guess YES can just run the 2009 postseason highlights…that’s the only way this team is seeing the series.

    Honorable mention to Tachycardia, who posted these words of wisdom:

    If that run scores from 3rd this game might be over.

    Ballgame. Way to go CC, our supposed true ace. The whole series rests on Phil tomorrow.

    This one from V as well, though I guess he’s right if the Yankees sweep:

    And that’s the ballgame. Let CC go 140 pitches, see if he’s better in game 5 (if we get there)

    Here’s one from RS…

    And now Arod boots an easy one – they look like old, disinterested millionaires who are playing out the string

    Because I love A-rod, I have to repost this from beer boy…

    excellent, choke-rod is back.

    There were also a few inexcusable posts that involved wishing death on certain people, personally insulting female posters here, and wishing a plane would crash into the stadium. Those of you who posted that garbage should feel ashamed of yourselves despite the outcome of the game. Grow up, or go root for someone else.

    To everyone else, good job, and remember.. WE ARE THE NEW YORK FUCKING YANKEES, AND WE ARE NEVER OUT OF THE GAME!

  53. Accent Shallow says:

    MLB.com headline: “NY stuns Texas: You could’ve heard a ‘pen drop”

  54. Stratman9652 says:

    The only thing better that a late rally is knowing that all the trolls in the early game threads were WRONG. AGAIN.

    BTW, I’m a firm beliver in the spillover thread = rally cause.

  55. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    Haha, Alex’s answers to these post-game questions can basically be summed up in one sentence: “These questions suck.”

  56. JM says:

    Thinking about Gardner in the 8th. I think that’s the only time I’ve seen a slide into first actually work. It’s appropriate that he’s the player who can pull that off. Way to run/slide it out Brett. I like seeing that kind of effort.

    • Ray the Anti-Handle says:

      I think the fact that the defense wasn’t on the base yet played a huge part. He made the play significantly harder for Wilson who had to somehow step on the bag with Gardner about to slide through it.

  57. handtius says:

    “Alex Rodriguez scooted home soon after his two-run single that nearly was a double-play grounder…..”

    courtesy of espn.

  58. Carcillo says:

    Fucking awesomeness.

  59. bexarama says:

    I’m still in shock. In a good way.

  60. Cy Pettitte says:

    Hughesus Christo tomorrow coming of 7 innings of shutout ball against Colby Lewis

    feelin’ real good guys

  61. My post calling out the cliff jumpers is too long and is sitting there awaiting moderation. Sad face.

    Washington really has to know matchups better. A-rod has a reverse split, why would you bring in O’day to face him? And mixing guys so much? You have Feliz, should have used him after Oliver walked two in a row.

    Can’t say enough about the job Joba and Moseley did to keep the game close. Just keep them within shouting distance.

    Robbie Cano… dontchaknober!

  62. Al Yankee says:

    I am pretty pumped its an early game 2, cant wait…

  63. Pat D says:

    So, as I said in the threads, I had a bunch of Phillies fans cheering for every little thing that went the Rangers’ way. Considering I was at work, about all I could do was shoot dirty looks at people.

    Right before I left work, another guy I don’t know comes in my pod and starts talking to my supervisor. He sees the Yankees losing and is happy. I just finished my last call, and I had had enough.

    Me: “And just who do you root for?”
    Guy: “Anyone playing the Yankees and Phillies.”
    Me: “OK, so, the Mets, right?”
    Guy: “Yes.”
    Me: “What’s it like rooting for a team that can’t get out of its own way?”

    My supervisor, who likes the Red Sox and Phillies, then calls me “an obnoxious Yankees fan.” OMG, did I want to hurt somebody there. I’m not an obnoxious Yankee fan. At least I don’t think I am. I don’t gloat in public until the World Series is won. It’s a good thing I was going home, as I would have told someone to fuck off very loudly.

    So, yea, I feel really good right now.

    • Kit says:

      Bitter, much? Baseball fans of all teams are annoying, I choose to ignore them, good job taking the high road, Pat D.

      • Kit says:

        And by “all teams” I meant “other teams” and I shouldn’t say I ignore them because I snap at people here all the time, but still, good job taking the high road.

      • Pat D says:

        Yea, I work in a call center and I was trying to have short calls tonight (didn’t work out so well) since I had a goal I wanted to reach tonight, and as soon as the game came on, things went to pot quickly.

        But, yea, I just couldn’t take it. There’s another guy on my team who is a Yankees fan, he remained cool the whole game, he just said, “We got this.” I should have listened to him more.

        But the problem is that all of these Phillies fans on our team just refused to admit that they’re afraid to play the Yankees. If they just admitted that, I’d move on.

    • Ray the Anti-Handle says:

      Fan of the Red Sox and the Phillies? He might as well start rooting for the Angels and complete that hellish trio. Yuck!

      • Pat D says:

        I knew he was a Red Sox fan, and he’s someone you can actually have intelligent conversations with about baseball (for the most part), but I know I heard him say tonight that he liked the Phillies, too. That was news to me.

  64. tommydee2000 says:

    I watched the game at my K of C with 5 * fans. Who had more fun than me?

    * redundancy alert

    • tommydee2000 says:

      Let’s try that again:

      I watched the game at my K of C with 5 annoying Met fans*. Who had more fun than me?

      * redundancy alert

  65. Daniel says:

    Nolan Ryan’s Face during the eighth inning

    http://plixi.com/p/50907474 (ws)

  66. JerseyDutch says:

    Btw, I love Marcus Thames. If they don’t bring him back next year, it’s a crime.

  67. Kit says:

    Aww…Moseley is so cute with his Yankee love. Congrats on your first post-season win, Mose. You deserved it for a job well done.

  68. Slu says:

    I haven’t enjoyed a game like that in a long time. Big time job by the bullpen and the offense in the 8th.

  69. Leo says:

    Did anyone else laugh at Kim Jones’ moans in her interview with Moseley?

    Kim – “What’s a win like this like”

    Moseley – “Incredible. It’s my wife’s b’day”

    *Kim moans*

    Moseley – “So it’s a great present for her”

    *Kim moans*

    Moseley – “I haven’t seen my son in a month”

    *Kim moans*

  70. MP says:

    But…But…But…Homefield advantage!! And teh antlers!!1!

  71. Erica says:

    The bar I went to literally exploded. That was, in short, exhilarating. I just… I have no words.

  72. CBean says:

    My boss texted me before the 8th to tell me how it didn’t look good for us and then 30 minutes later, we had the win. I love this freakin team.

  73. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    I just watched the MLB.com highlight of the 5-run inning. So good, just so good.

  74. bonestock94 says:

    Still in disbelief. The shit show in the second half made me doubt such things happening this postseason. And I certainly didn’t think the clutchness of the 2009 playoffs could be topped. I love being wrong.

  75. stuart says:

    my only complaint is the swisher bunt. 1 pitch foul call it off…

    wasted wasted a at bat. cervelli up you bunt, swisher no way. jeter was on 2nd already.

    what a friggin win, huge….stole that game…the 2 walks in the 8th killed texas….

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