Sep
21

Game 154: Time to take care of business

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(AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

It’s very simple: if the Yankees win one more game against the Rays this year, they’re going to the playoffs. Let’s not drag this out, take care of business this afternoon. Here’s the lineup…

Brett Gardner, CF
Derek Jeter, SS
Robinson Cano, DH
Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Nick Swisher, RF
Jorge Posada, 1B
Andruw Jones, LF
Eduardo Nunez, 2B
Austin Romine, C

Hector Noesi, SP

Game one of the doubleheader starts a little after 1pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

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434 Comments»

  1. mike_h says:

    Noesi spot start, this should be fun

  2. Tiny Tim says:

    This game can be thrown vs Shields, probably won’t win anyway with a spot starter on the mound. Win tonight with CC and go to the playoffs. Keep the Rays in the race.

  3. Guest says:

    So…Jesus Montero. Will he actually get to start a game at catcher after they clinch the wild card or the division?

    • Rich in NJ says:

      Girardi prefers defense-first catchers, so who knows? I hope that won’t effect Montero’s career in NY from here on out. Cashman can’t let that happen.

  4. Guns of the Navarone says:

    I’m actually excited to see Noesi start. I hope he can open some eyes and crack the rotation sometime next season. I personally think he has the stuff to do it.

  5. Foghorn Leghorn says:

    so I just heard that the guy that served child support papers to Bedard yesterday is a huge Yankee fan and he showed up dressed all in Yankee gear!

    BRILLIANT!!

  6. lardin says:

    Why not start CC in game one, go for the jugular this afternoon and play the Scranton line up tonight?

  7. Kiersten says:

    So I think it’s safe to say at this point that Montero is not a catcher.

    • Eh, let’s see what happens after the off-season once he’s had more time around the ML coaching staff. If next year rolls around and he’s still DH’ing(and god, please let it be against RHP AND LHP), then yeah.

      I’m still not convinced either way.

    • Mike Axisa says:

      Yep, all the starts Romine is getting is pretty good confirmation that they don’t consider him anything more than a emergency catcher.

      • Guns of the Navarone says:

        Any harm in trying to teach the kid a little first base?

        Starting DH, backup 1B, emergency catcher.

      • Ed says:

        I’m amazed they kept him at catcher this long if that’s how they feel. They clearly weren’t fooling other teams into believing he’d stick at catcher, so I don’t see what they gained. Didn’t he end the previous two seasons on the DL with injuries sustained from getting hit by foul balls? Seems like they put him at high risk of getting hurt for little gain.

        I figured he’d be around Posada level if they kept him there that long. Didn’t expect him to be good, but at least good enough to justify being a part time catcher.

    • Javierkei Pavagawa says:

      Montero has no business catching.

      When was the last time that you had a 21 year old catcher universally acknowledged as terrible defensively turn into a decent major league product behind the plate?

      Only place for him on this team is at DH, maybe occasional a day at 1B.

      I’d love to see Martin for the next year or two as some of the better defensive prospects mature.

  8. DERP says:

    Both Romine and Montero have caught Noesi over the last two years.

  9. kyle says:

    who would be our DH if playoffs were tomorrow?

    • lardin says:

      I think that question is a little complicated. There are a lot scenarios to think about. Whos pitching against us? Is Arod playing third? Is Posada on the roster? IS Romine on the roster? Do you want to have Chavez in the lineup? Is Jones playing LF in place of Gardner?

    • JFish says:

      If the playoffs started tomorrow, I wouldn’t be that surprised to see Chavez at 3B and ARod at DH.

    • Guest says:

      My guess is Montero DH’s against lefties and Chavez/A-Rod against righties.

      • lardin says:

        Would you start JOnes in LF against a tough lefty?

        • Jesse says:

          Probably.
          We’ll find out. Yankees could play Texas in the first round and CJ Wilson will certainly start game 1 for them. If it was me I would, because if you want you could put Gardner in left for defense or come in as a PR and then play D late in the game.

          • lardin says:

            I agree with that and if thats the case I would probably start Arod at third and Montero as the DH, assuming Romine is also on the roster…

            • Jesse says:

              Yeah, there’s a very good chance, if not a 100% chance, that Romine will be on the roster due to Cervelli’s concussion. I believe he’s out for the year, not quite sure, but wouldn’t be surprised if he is.

  10. Phuck, I wanted Phil to pitch.

    Sad face :(

  11. MannyGeee says:

    better question is if we win the afternoon game, do you trot out the full AAA line up tonight? I think I would.

  12. jon says:

    gotta be a huge blow to jesus ego that girardi wont let him catch

  13. MannyGeee says:

    Does Jennings have the ABs for RoY consideration?

  14. Foghorn Leghorn says:

    in case you missed it, I’ll repost this from an earlier thread…this is very funny. a drunk, pissed of Red Sox fan just going off!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGWomEdeJuc

  15. MannyGeee says:

    wow, Noesi. what was that 8 pitches?

  16. Greg says:

    A 95 2-seamer? nice.

  17. Yank The Frank says:

    Nice 10 pitch inning by Hector.

  18. Cy Pettitte says:

    Noesi will throw 4 or 5 great innings, then Proctor will come in and get shelled

  19. Guns of the Navarone says:

    James Shields is a badass. That is all.

  20. UncleArgyle says:

    Gotta give Girardi credit, most managers wouldn’t bench their MVP canidate as he’s just emerging from a slump….

  21. Mister Delaware says:

    Hmmm … that seemed backwards.

  22. Foghorn Leghorn says:

    great..audio feed issues. sounds like Sterling is broadcasting from the terlit.

  23. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Was the originally scheduled game today a day game?

  24. Mister Delaware says:

    Don’t bother checking, Flaherty is dead on in terms of which pitchers he wrecked. Could have added Brad Radke too.

  25. Foghorn Leghorn says:

    Centaur!

  26. Karl Krawfid says:

    Strong guy right there

  27. Yank The Frank says:

    Alex is starting to get locked in.

  28. Greg says:

    Cant go down and in to him

  29. Mister Delaware says:

    Jesus.

  30. Tiny Tim says:

    That’s a good idea, take Posada out for the rest of the season.

  31. Karl Krawfid says:

    Swish is embarrassing.

    Dude is not healthy.

    Needs to sit the fuck down.

  32. Guns of the Navarone says:

    Got JoPo on the knee.

  33. Greg says:

    Cant just throw fastballs, mix it up Noesi

  34. Cy Pettitte says:

    that Curb Your Enthusiasm with Buckner was epic.

  35. Jesse says:

    Let’s say Noesi pitches a gem for 4-5 innings at 50-60 pitches, then say he gets another start at say maybe 70-80 for 5-6 innings and pitches well again, and in the meantime Colon gets knocked around, again…You know where I’m going with this….So if those things happen, could we see Noesi start game 4 of the ALDS? A lot has to happen, and the odds are slim, but why not?

    • Jetrer says:

      Garcia is probably more in danger of losing his spot than Colon, but either way, it would probably take mass injuries for Noesi to get a postseason start

      • Jesse says:

        True. Both have been shaky of late, and in their last three starts apiece Colon has slightly been better. But in my opinion it’d be best for Colon to go to the bullpen. His innings are piling up, and we’ve seen a drop off in fastball command with him for awhile now. It’d be a great story if Noesi can earn a start in the playoffs. Just some food for thought.

    • Foghorn Leghorn says:

      i think colon gets the start…BUT Noesi could be ready to roll.

    • Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

      I think he’ll be a longman/emergency starter in the playoffs like Gaudin in 09.

  36. Greg says:

    ooh that 3-2 change looked good.

  37. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Michael Kay wants Johnny Damon to get 3,000 hits more than Johnny Damon does.

  38. Karl Krawfid says:

    so what 3-4 innings for Hector?

    Too many fouls.

  39. Greg says:

    Jones looks like he might be starting to come back to earth.

  40. Mister Delaware says:

    Johnson is a dick.

  41. Kibbitty says:

    I hate innings like that, where they swing at the first pitch and let the pitcher get back into the groove. Especially after a decently long, run-scoring inning.

  42. Monteroisdinero says:

    This was mentioned above but why doesn’t Swisher sit and “get healthy”? The guy is a crappy right fielder with a bum arm. Rest him.

  43. Jesse says:

    Strikeout Jennings please.

  44. Greg says:

    Threw a high fastball, that’s what’s gonna happen.

  45. Mister Delaware says:

    Really impressive getting over that pitch at the letters. Jennings is going to be really f’ing good.

  46. Mister Delaware says:

    Jennings is one HR behind Crawford.

  47. Hummingbird S. says:

    Id much rather have Betances pitching than Noesi. He’s much more important to the future of the franchise, and if Joe’s punting this game anyway, why not see what we have in Betances?

  48. Karl Krawfid says:

    GJ Hector.

    Could have been worse.

  49. teddy says:

    noesi did a solid job, evan was out

  50. Greg says:

    Here’s Valdes.

  51. Greg says:

    Well, failure already.

  52. DERP says:

    Chances we see either Brackman or Betances this game?

  53. Mike says:

    Hey all, unfortunately I do not have the game on, I’m at work

    Why was Noesi taken out so early? Was he hit by a batted ball?

  54. Yank The Frank says:

    Keep mixing and matching with the AAA arms. We still have a good shot.

  55. Mike Axisa says:

    They don’t make changeups like that in Double-A, Austin.

    • Guest says:

      His head must be spinning. His life has changed dramatically in the last few weeks.

      Any chance he makes the playoff roster and Montero doesn’t? If the Yanks take a back up catcher, it’ll be Romine.

      Regardless of what happens at catcher, does Montero have a spot locked up because he will be the starting DH?

  56. Karl Krawfid says:

    Win the CC game.

  57. Yank The Frank says:

    Now is not the time for Big Game James to have a big game.

  58. Rey22 says:

    Gotta let Tampa win one to keep things interesting.

  59. Foghorn Leghorn says:

    el capitan with the wheels!

  60. Greg says:

    By the way, since Cano is hitting third instead of Tex, he must be getting pitches to hit.

  61. nsalem says:

    Roger Maris?

  62. teddy says:

    that was a k

  63. Greg says:

    That’s the second time in two games that we’ve avoided pitching to this guy. WTF.

  64. Foghorn Leghorn says:

    Loboton…that is an unique name for a ball player.

  65. Sarah says:

    I vote to see the kids today! All of them. It is no shame to lose to Complete Game James. A win would be better, of course.

  66. Jesse says:

    I’m going to scream if Betances, Brackman, OR Kontos don’t see any action in this game.

  67. teddy says:

    arod got hosed

  68. Greg says:

    In that inning, Shields threw only one fastball. A cutter to Posada that missed. Everything else was either Changeup, Slider, or Curveball.

  69. Chop It Up says:

    Funny to hear them talk about FIP.

  70. Greg says:

    Jesse, you dont have to scream. Kontos is in.

  71. Mike Axisa says:

    Kontos was stretched out to 50 pitches or so in Triple-A, they could get three innings out of him.

  72. Mike Axisa says:

    You can tell Swisher’s elbow is still bothering him on that nice throw to hold Upton to a single.

    /crickets

  73. Greg says:

    Kontos threw Upton three straight sliders.
    Cant do that to a major league hitter unless each one is better than the last, as they say.

  74. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    New Marlins logo, thoughts?

    http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net.....7841_n.jpg

  75. Greg says:

    Joe wants to try and steal this game so he is mixing and matching.

  76. Ethan says:

    How does one get spasms in their back?

  77. MannyGeee says:

    OK, had a one hour meeting, what did I miss?

  78. Hummingbird S. says:

    that was a hanger right down the middle.. thankfully Damon is old

  79. Greg says:

    And Laffey saves Girardi’s bacon

  80. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Well I’m glad Montero got 7 innings from the front office before being declared a bust.

  81. Foghorn Leghorn says:

    I have a suggestion for Sterling when Romine hits a homer.

    “Austin’s got Power, Baby Yeah!! He Shagged that ball rotten”

  82. teddy says:

    horseshit strike called

  83. Jesus' Ghost says:

    I hate how Jesus is not in the line up. he is young he should be playing in both games. They should aim to keep him hot because Posada isn’t going to cut it as a full time DH in the postseason.

  84. MannyGeee says:

    Romine to bunt?

  85. Hummingbird S. says:

    Comon Nunez, steal that bag

  86. Yank The Frank says:

    Nunie is out of control!

  87. MannyGeee says:

    wow. nunez!!!!!

    meanwhile, Sterling just told me Romine stole 3rd.

  88. Yank The Frank says:

    The best laid plans…

  89. Hummingbird S. says:

    wow, thats unfortunate… great AB by Romine though.

  90. Karl Krawfid says:

    I hate Longoria man.

  91. Greg says:

    Did Romine hit it hard?

  92. MannyGeee says:

    well, try as you might Suzyn…

  93. Mister Delaware says:

    There’s atleast a 1/3 chance Nunez would have been doubled off 2B so maybe that steal didn’t change anything but our anger levels.

  94. Hummingbird S. says:

    Laffey continues to suck, but at least he throws with his left hand, so that’s something.

  95. Jesse says:

    Pull Laffey please.

  96. Foghorn Leghorn says:

    Longoria did the same thing against the sox. summmmbitch

  97. Adam says:

    I wonder if Corey Wade spends any time chatting up Scott Proctor?

  98. Foghorn Leghorn says:

    If Longoria pulls that crap again I’m going to steal his cap.

  99. Foghorn Leghorn says:

    JETER!

  100. Yank The Frank says:

    Nice play Derek, like old times.

  101. Jetrer says:

    Jeter with some range

  102. Mister Delaware says:

    You guys who aren’t watching won’t believe this, but Jeter just ranged to the 1B side of 1st on a 6-3 putout.

  103. Jimmy McNulty says:

    I wouldn’t mind losing both if it means that the Rays are a half game within Boston.

    • Mister Delaware says:

      Absolutely. Drop both games, Boston loses, we clinch, everyone wins.

      • Jetrer says:

        how do we clinch if we drop both games???

        • Jimmy McNulty says:

          I want the sweep against Boston too…I mean they’re a game away fromt he playoffs, three away from the division. Boston loses they’re just one and two. If this team can’t pick up a game against Boston then they don’t deserve the division.

          • Jetrer says:

            true, just saying they couldn’t clinch today, which is what I think he was saying
            not real confident about the series with Boston though, with probably Garcia and AJ pitching the first 2 games, and I’m sure Joe will be resting guys

        • Mister Delaware says:

          Ah, we don’t. I was thinking we were clear of Tampa and worst case after a Boston loss was a tie for the division lead and wild card like … 2005?

      • theyankeewarrior says:

        Besides Boston :)

        Sorry for the smiley face but the Sox missing the playoffs makes me giddy.

  104. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    That was a helluva play by the captain

  105. Kostas says:

    If a leadoff double does not score is it really “escaping” the inning by the defensive team?

  106. MannyGeee says:

    Sterling: ‘There’s a shot to right. and it is deep. AND IT ISSSSS…. ummm, I dont know what it is.’

    well, shit. glad you’re here.

  107. Yank The Frank says:

    I think Kay has been hanging out with Sterling again.

  108. Karl Krawfid says:

    Damn that was hit hard as hell

  109. theyankeewarrior says:

    BIG GAME JAMES

  110. teddy says:

    cano has gotton 2 cookie from shields and missed them both

  111. Kibbitty says:

    It seems whenever Cano does a lap around the batter’s circle he swings and misses at the next pitch, is this a trend or am I crazy?

  112. Frank says:

    Shields is not coming out of this game. He’s throwing 120 pitches if he has to.

  113. MannyGeee says:

    Golson doesnt make that catch.

  114. Do the Yankees generally party after just clinching a wild card spot. (if they’re still fighting for the division)

  115. MannyGeee says:

    wow, Posada is a heart attack waiting to happen at both the dish AND the bag.

  116. Greg says:

    Well there was no other lefty alternative.

  117. Urban says:

    Hopefully Maddon overmanages and brings in a righty hitter to face Logan.

  118. Mike Axisa says:

    If you keep using lefties against Matt Joyce, one of them is bound to get him out eventually, right?

  119. Yank The Frank says:

    Ok, no more fooling around, this inning we take the lead.

  120. Tom says:

    So who was that lefty call up that’s wearing Boone Logan’s #?

  121. Gonzo says:

    Who has No-Va-Ko-La-Wa-Lo so far in the bullpen game pool?

  122. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Bold Prediction:

    Jesus will PH for Posada in the bottom of the 9th and hit a walk off homerun.

  123. teddy says:

    not even fucking close

  124. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Yay 3-0 autostrikes

  125. MannyGeee says:

    Dickerson to run for Posada, Granderson to hit for Jones… interesting move

  126. Bartolo's Colon says:

    How do postseason tickets work? If the game never happens, do the yankees just refund your credit card?

  127. Greg says:

    Here comes Grandy

  128. Kibbitty says:

    Dickerson to right, Swish to first, Grandy to CF, Gardner to LF. Vintage Girardi.

  129. MannyGeee says:

    well, that was anti-climactic.

  130. Karl Krawfid says:

    Mo is going Hollywood on us

  131. Rockdog says:

    Man, what is the Yankees record in extra innings and one run games? In spite of the great record, it feels like we have been a bit unlucky this year.

      • Rockdog says:

        Thanks, I didn’t know that was there. And we have been a little bit unlucky, it seems.

        • Urban says:

          It’s why the team’s Pythagorean expectation has been off for most of the year. The Yankees haven’t done as well as they should in one-run games, and extra-inning games. Kind of surprising since the bullpen has been a strength and the strong hitting. That combination will sometimes lead to a team exceeding Pythagorean winning %.

          The underperformance really doesn’t mean anything. Just randomness in any given year, but in most seasons the Yankees would have had the division locked up by now.

  132. MannyGeee says:

    gottas gotta GOTTA hit Montero for Romine and take the chance with his glove behind the dish, right?

  133. Urban says:

    Mo cashing in new endorsement deals. Good for him.

  134. Sarah says:

    I don’t want DRob to pitch in a losing game. Save his arm! Use someone else Joe!

  135. Yank The Frank says:

    C’mon Luis keep it a 1 run game.

  136. Urban says:

    Lobaton? Sounds like he should be in the next Transformers movie.

  137. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Once again, Boone does a great job against the lefties…

  138. Mike Axisa says:

    What a convenient time for Zobrist to show up to the park.

  139. Urban says:

    It changed when we became a nation of panty-wearing men.

  140. Yank The Frank says:

    NUnie Nunie Nunie

  141. Jetrer says:

    Nunez!!!!!!!!!!!! wtf

  142. Sarah says:

    Nunez with the hitting!

    WTH is Sterling even saying? What sort of a call is that?

  143. Mister Delaware says:

    Sssssssee-YA!!!

  144. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Nunie!!

  145. Urban says:

    I thought for sure Jennings was goint to rob him for a second.

  146. Cuso says:

    Dammit Nunez! We’re supposed to LOSE the first one and win TONIGHT!

  147. tom says:

    It tells you how much better overall the Yankees are, that a conga-line of no-name pitchers kept this game so close against the Rays’ big game guy in a game the Rays need far more than NY.

    • Monteroisdinero says:

      Might be a post season strategy: “Hey Bart-give us your best 60 pitches and then Freddy will give us his best”

      • Mister Delaware says:

        I imagine this will absolutely be the strategy. Every non-Sabathia starter has a leash shorter than something that is very short for the purpose of an analogy.

  148. Dave B says:

    I think that weasel manager rode Shields a little too long.

  149. Mister Delaware says:

    Nunez looks like he’s more backswing than swing.

  150. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Suddenly my Jesus walkoff prediction is looking more and more like a possibility.

  151. Jesse says:

    DON’T BUNT JETER!!!

    /sick of bunts

  152. Javierkei Pavagawa says:

    LOSE YANKEES!

  153. Guest says:

    So…Nunez, Nova, and Montero for 2 months of “Philly is the best city ever” Lee.

    In hindsight, looks like a pretty good non-move.

  154. Tom T says:

    That was the least clutch clutch HR I’ve ever seen by Nunez. It’s like they’re actually TRYING not to lose!

  155. Jesse says:

    Yes! Bring the lefty in to face Cano!
    Hahhahahahahahahahaha

  156. Tiny Tim says:

    Might as well try to win this one. We could scratch CC and push him back to the Sox series. We could then start Eddie Cicotte in his place.

  157. Greg says:

    Story of the game especially on the Rays side.

    Yankees 0-2 RISP
    Rays 1-10 RISP

    • Sweet Dick Willie says:

      I’m shocked! By reading the comments on this blog, I was convinced that the Yankees were the only team in MLB that were bad w/ RISP.

  158. CBean says:

    If we clinch now I’m assuming triple A team for the second game. Dammit I needed the win for CC.

  159. Brandon says:

    Welp, looks like CC is going to have to have a CG tonight since today we have used a ton of pitchers and we’ll likely see Mo next if we can get a lead here. If we cant, well than god help CC tonight, lol.

  160. Finster says:

    Schields must be wondering how the back end of the Yankees bullpen equalled his performance over 8 innings.

  161. Urban says:

    Don’t be afraid of a walk, Robbie.

  162. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Meh they suck in close games anyways.

  163. Finster says:

    Schields must be wondering how the back end of the Yankees bullpen equalled his performance over 7 innings.

  164. Foghorn Leghorn says:

    A ribbie…for Robby!

  165. Yank The Frank says:

    Don’t cha know!! Robbie Cano!!!

  166. Tiny Tim says:

    There’s your wildcard clincher! Robbie Cano dontcha know.

  167. Sarah says:

    Cano is awesome, per usual.

  168. Jesse says:

    Mwahahahahahahaha

    That’s what you get for bringing in a lefty to face Cano!!

  169. Guest says:

    Yes, bring in the lefty to face Cano.

    It really is truly amazing.

  170. Dela G says:

    I love Ribbie Cano

  171. MannyGeee says:

    mmmmm, the AAA line up and mickey mouse BP lineup, and they are still winning.

  172. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    When did JP Howell become Boone Logan?

  173. Karl Krawfid says:

    Might be the end of the road for the Rays.

  174. Kostas says:

    I think we all know Cano is a great hitter, but I have not seen a hitter consistently produce with big hits – xbase/HR – with bases loaded like Robbie this year.

    Freakin amazing.

  175. Foghorn Leghorn says:

    this is the way to do it…just win baby! wrap up the playoffs then the divisiion and then homefield and forget about the other teams.

  176. Brandon says:

    Cano may have just saved CC’s bacon from having to go 140 tonight if need be. Only thing left, get through the 9th with a 1,2,3.

    Oh and for those saying we may see the Triple A lineup tonight. Let’s hope not. Let’s try to clinch the division today as well. Don’t let off the gas until the division is clinched.

  177. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Hey guys, got out of work just in time to hear Nunez’s homer on the radio. I’m sick as a dog but it made my day =D How’s everyone doing this afternoon.

  178. Beachbum says:

    Mo time!

  179. theyankeewarrior says:

    Sox lose tonight = we clinch.

  180. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Jamie Shields’s “oh fuck” look is almost as good as Papelbon’s.

  181. Andy says:

    How does he let those two strikes down the middle go by him and then swing at that?

  182. teddy says:

    nice job cano

  183. Kibbitty says:

    DUN DUN DENANUN DUN DUN DENANUN!

  184. Stevesy says:

    Anyone else have flashbacks of Grady Little keeping Pedro in too long? Not the same stakes (for the Yanks), but Changeup-artist Shields held his own until the end. Love it.

  185. Karl Krawfid says:

    Michael Kay just can’t shut the hell up can he?

    Describing the inside cutter? We know what the hell it does.

  186. Greg says:

    Next stop the AL East!

  187. Tiny Tim says:

    It’s official- Yanks go to the playoffs!

  188. Mister Delaware says:

    Has this ever happened before? Play Game 2 drunk?

  189. CBean says:

    Playoffs baby! Now lets clinch the division.

  190. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Well they did a pretty good job considering they are in the same division as the Greatest Team In Baseball History.

  191. Mister Delaware says:

    What the fuck is that graphic?

  192. Finster says:

    LOL, Jeter put a quick end to any talk of celebrating the wild card.

  193. JohnnyC says:

    Suzyn Waldman stole my Aunt Hilda’s wardrobe. I swear.

  194. Urban says:

    Congrats on locking down a trip to the postseason. AL East title next!

    Where’s the celebration? Not for the postseason, but for Mo setting a new all-time save record, something we’ll hopefully be able to see for several more years.

  195. Bill says:

    Just got home in time to see Rivera get the save. Damn, that seemed like one hell of a game.

  196. Adam says:

    Sixteen appearance in seventeen years…can we all just take a step back and for a second realize how damn lucky we are as Yankee fans?

  197. U Thant says:

    As a high schooler during the Dallas Green-Stump Merrill-Bucky Dent era, I certainly am appreciating 16 out of 17.

  198. Frigidevil says:

    I saw the score and assumed Noesi did well. 7 1/2 scoreless from the pen though!? God damn.

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