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
  • Nuke LaDoosh

    I like it

  • Tyrion Lannister

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

  • Matt DiBari

    Good

  • Chen Meng Wang

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

    • Guest

      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.

      • CMP

        Colon didn’t look bad the other night against the Rays. I would still trust him out of the pen over Burnett.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    He’s really earned it.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    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?!”

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      lol did he seriously say that?

      • Chen Meng Wang

        Haha, they were filming it but it wasn’t ever supposed to air but Erik Karros wanted to show how Dan and Howard reacted to show how they’re fans too. It wasn’t like he was pissed he was shocked.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        Then he went to high five Howard Renyolds but he was to busy running all round the set.

  • Redsox Lose=Happy me

    Who are the redsox starting in game 3 :-)

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      i think lester, o no, i forgot, he’ll be sitting at home

  • Andrew j.

    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

      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

      • Rockdog

        +1

    • Graig not Craif

      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.

  • Andrew j.

    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.

    • Redsox Lose=Happy me

      You can’t be serious. Mo pitching is doing what for the yankees, a meaningless win and risking injury

    • Jesus Freak

      I blame Vietnam and Iraq on Cashman.

      • Len S

        I blame Girardi. Hippie asshole!

  • Andrew j.

    sorry for double post. pissedd as hell

    • Len S

      Pissed as hell over a meaningless game. Wonder what you’ll feel like if they lose Friday.

    • Tom O

      Sorry for being a troll?

    • bonestock94

      You’re an idiot

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      You’re pissed as hell about a team losing. And I don’t think that team is the Yankees.

  • Rockdog

    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?

  • Jesus Freak

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

    • Gonzo

      Absolutely!

    • Rockdog

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

    • Jesus Freak

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

    • Guest

      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.

      • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

        THIS^

        People will be talking about this night for years to come. I feel bad for anyone that missed it.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Meh.

  • Andrew j.

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

    • CMP

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

    • Chen Meng Wang

      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.)

  • Rockdog

    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

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

    • Short Porch

      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.

  • Andrew j.

    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

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

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

      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.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

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

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      best not pest

  • Jesus Freak

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

  • Redsox Lose=Happy me

    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

  • Jesus Freak

    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.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

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

  • Jesus Freak

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

  • Rookie

    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

      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

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

      • Rookie

        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…

  • Andrew j.

    joe d turning in his grave

    • Len S

      Ted Williams is boooooooooooyyyy!

    • Redsox Lose=Happy me

      I have could never imagine someone to be so oblivious to the real world. Clearly someone wanted a lil boston pink sox magic tonight so the could make an epic charge into the plaoffs .__________.

    • Graig not Craig

      Papelbon turning over another blown save.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        PapelBLOWN. Remember? How we’re doing that now?

  • Jesus Freak

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

    • Gonzo

      It’s almost like he’s accusing the Yankees of collusion. He’s pissed they didn’t run out D-Rob and Mo. HAHAHAHAHA!

  • Craig

    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.