Sep
29

Garcia to start Game Three of ALDS

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Joe Girardi just announced that Freddy Garcia will start Game Three of the ALDS. A.J.Burnett will pitch out of the bullpen, hence tonight’s tune-up appearance.

Categories : Asides, Pitching, Playoffs

62 Comments»

  1. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    I like it

  2. Tyrion Lannister says:

    Freddy is the right choice. AJ in the pen so he’ll be on the roster. Can’t wait for Friday.

  3. Matt DiBari says:

    Good

  4. Chen Meng Wang says:

    I agree with this move, however I’d have Colon in the bullpen and by AJ some good tickets out in the bleachers.

    • Guest says:

      Based on Colon’s wonderful September? Or his rapidly decreasing velocity? Perhaps the fact that he is far exceeded the number of innings he’s thrown in years and looks to be tiring?

      AJ has had a terrible season, but he’s in better form right now than Bartolo.

  5. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    He’s really earned it.

  6. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Anybody see Dan Pliesak’s reaction to I think it was Longo’s walk off? “You’re kidding me, you’re fucking kidding me right?!”

  7. Redsox Lose=Happy me says:

    Who are the redsox starting in game 3 :-)

  8. Andrew j. says:

    we should b embarassed with tonite. it’s like how we fucked up vietnam. went to fight a war but really didnt want to go all out to win. we played not to lose. now the rays have confidence and we go into playoffs shitting in our own bed. this one also on girardi. u make most of the team play as hard as it did to b in position to win the game and u don’t pitch mo. shame on u. should have played all minor leaguers from the start.

    • Bartolo's Colon says:

      haha troll, yes yanks were really trying with proctor up, kinda like sunday night with ellsbury. enjoy the offseason!! by the way, nice dp by scutaro, you can watch that til spring training

    • Graig not Craif says:

      Our team is healthy, well rested, on top of the AL East, and have secured home field advantage throughout the playoffs. Our most bitter historic rival is flying home stunned and empty. We lost a game tonight pitching Proctor to more batters than any other pitcher and he won’t even be on the postseason roster. All of this makes me feel SO ashamed.

  9. Andrew j. says:

    we should b embarassed with tonite. it’s like how we screwed up vietnam. went to fight a war but really didnt want to go all out to win. we played not to lose. now the rays have confidence and we go into playoffs shitting in our own bed. this one also on girardi. u make most of the team play as hard as it did to b in position to win the game and u don’t pitch mo. shame on u. should have played all minor leaguers from the start.

  10. Andrew j. says:

    sorry for double post. pissedd as hell

  11. Rockdog says:

    I agree. I am totally embarrassed. What the hell is Girardi thinking, resting players before the playoffs. Doesn’t he realize that every game is a must win?

  12. Jesus Freak says:

    In baseball terms, tonight was one of the greatest nights in MLB history.

    • Gonzo says:

      Absolutely!

    • Rockdog says:

      It really was, although I was selfishly hoping for at least one game tomorrow.

    • Jesus Freak says:

      It’s as if God personally timed the Oriole rain delay.

    • Guest says:

      One of? No. It has to be the greatest.

      4 teams tied for two playoff spots playing four meaningful games?
      Three of those games go into extra innings?

      Three games where the losing team was one out away from winning? Two games where the the losing team was one STRIKE away from winning? Two walk offs? A bajillion plays at the plate?

      A comeback from 7-0 down in the bottom of the eighth? The four meaningful games combining to cap off two of the more memorable collapses in baseball history?

      No way a single regular season night has ever been this amazing. No way. It’s never happened. We just saw history folks.

  13. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Meh.

  14. Andrew j. says:

    if meaningless, tell it to the starters like jeter who played. it’ called pride

    • CMP says:

      I bet Peter Gammons is in an Emergency room somewhere right now on a suicide watch.

    • Chen Meng Wang says:

      Jeter-Joe was trying to get him to .300
      Granderson-still kind of slumping, try to get out of it before Fri.
      Tex-Gotta keep the righty swing down, otherwise he’s screwed
      Robby-Young, Athletic, plays 155-160 games a year anyway
      Swish-See Tex
      Jones-Only plays against Lefties anyway
      Montero-Needs as Many ABs as possible
      Nunez-Not a starter
      Laird-Not a starter.

      btw are normal Right handed lineup is gonna look like this
      SS Jeter
      CF Granderson
      1B Teixeira
      3B ARod
      2B Cano
      DH Montero
      RF Swisher
      LF Jones
      C Martin
      (oh and they’re not going to play like it’s Spring Training.)

  15. Rockdog says:

    Had to post:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....xpertpicks

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.c.....index.html

    You can’t predict baseball … but you can gloat a little when the experts pick your rival to do well and they don’t even make the playoffs.

    • Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

      Haha that second link, they picked the TWINS over the Yankees in the ALDS.

    • Short Porch says:

      By my count, 33 out of 43 ESPN ‘experts’ picked the Red Sox to win the World Series. Group think much?

      The flags are flying at half mast in Bristol Connecticut today.

  16. Andrew j. says:

    we go into playoffs losing four straight and playing without pride. really, u find this a good team frame of mind to be in? shouls of just then forfeited the last 4 games

    • Len S says:

      Do you have spell-check or are you five years old?

    • Xstar7 says:

      These last four games were practically spring training games for the Yankees. If they were actually trying to win do you really think they would have used, what was it 11 pitchers in this game? They don’t mean a goddamn thing going into the playoffs.

      How bout’ them Red Sox by the way.

  17. Bartolo's Colon says:

    the pest is nespn says that the rays won, but the braves collapsed, wonder what happened to the sox?

  18. Jesus Freak says:

    According to the Associated Press Peter Gammons collapsed as Reimold crossed the plate.

  19. Redsox Lose=Happy me says:

    Espn is probabl going to do a show about the braves collapse and just mention that the” best team” in baseball couldn’t get it done in september

  20. Jesus Freak says:

    ESPN is going on and on about how great the Sox played tonight.

    They’re also going on and on about how great the Wehrmacht were at Stalingrad.

  21. Bartolo's Colon says:

    dan shaunessy or however the fuck you spell his name, right!

  22. Jesus Freak says:

    RT @DanBarbarisi: One Yankee player watching Pap blow the game said the Yankee clubhouse “Celebrated like WE just clinched” when the O’s won.

  23. Rookie says:

    Has anybody looked at Fister’s numbers in the second half and the past month? Verlander hasn’t been the best pitcher on the Tiger’s staff — and it hasn’t even been close.

    • Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

      look further, his last 10 starts have come against:

      Cleveland
      Kansas City
      Oakland
      Minnesota
      Cleveland
      Kansas City
      Tampa
      Cleveland
      Baltimore
      Cleveland

      I would hope he could put up good numbers against those teams.

      • Len S says:

        Tampa and Baltimore are probably the best of that bunch offensively speaking.

      • Rookie says:

        So he wasn’t facing Murderer’s Row every night.
        But all of those teams except Minnesota and Oakland scored over 700 runs this year.
        And a 1.2 ERA!?!

        Verlander’s ERA against those same teams this year:
        Cleveland 2.86
        Kansas City 1.59
        Oakland 1.93
        Minnesota 2.49
        Baltimore 4.80
        Tampa 4.85

        CC’s ERA against those same teams this year:
        Cleveland 0.00
        Kansas City NA
        Oakland 3.68
        Minnesota 1.93
        Baltimore 1.69
        Tampa 2.51

        In the subset of games you chose, Fister had a 1.2 ERA against those team.

        I know it’s a small sample size. I said that I was only talking about the second half of this year.
        And if I want to make a case against Fister, I point to the small sample size and the fact that his ERA was nearly a run higher on the road than in the cavernous confines of home.
        But still…

  24. Andrew j. says:

    joe d turning in his grave

  25. Jesus Freak says:

    Karl Ravech is complaining the Yanks didn’t help out Boston.

  26. Craig says:

    Yankees Cardinals. Cards won’t just lay down and die after this stretch and the Yankees can beat any of these teams with patience and good contact.

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