ALDS Game Four Spillover Thread II

ALDS Game Four Spillover Thread
Yanks pound Tigers, force Game Five

Ladies and gentleman, A.J. Burnett.

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ALDS Game Four Spillover Thread
Yanks pound Tigers, force Game Five
  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    a balk!!! hahahaha.

  • Cy Pettitte

    hahahhaha balk.

  • bobtaco

    Patience, young Padawan.

  • CUYanks

    Jesus will not be pleased with his rbi being balked away.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Jesus works in mysterious ways.

  • Hummingbird S.

    ooops, swung at ball 4

  • Dela G

    Great research about our catching depth

  • Mickey Scheister

    Cmon Jesus!

  • Ivan

    Clutch.

  • Cy Pettitte

    JESUS!!!!!!

  • Dela G

    Jesus!

  • Hummingbird S.

    Monster!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Jesus :)

  • bobtaco

    Jesus broke his playoff cherry!

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Hey-Zeus!

  • mbonzo

    Yankees have all the momentum.

  • Sarah

    Sweet baby Jesus!

  • Jetrer

    is it just me, or does Betemit suck at defense??

    • YanksFan in MA

      It’s not just you.

    • mbonzo

      Only thing he’s good at is trading to Kenny Williams for players he dislikes.

  • YanksFan in MA

    All of a sudden I am so relaxed. Weird.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Jesus fucking Montero.

  • The Big City of Dreams

    The first of many :)

  • Jorge (needs a new name)

    I wonder how many boobirds aren’t posting right now because they’re busy sucking on AJ’s nuts.

    At the end of the day, you’ve got to play the actual game.

    • JFH

      there have been a lot of bed wetters on this site lately, pissing at the first sign of trouble.

      • Paul O’neill’s Batting Helmet

        So, both of you thought he’d go 5.2, 1 r? I admit I wasn’t keen on AJ having to pitch a win or go home, and I think it was only natural for most people to think the same, given his season.

        • JFH

          I thought he would throw 3 solid innings and Joe G would pull him for Hughes.

          I did not know if he would allow a run or not. But, yes I thought he would be effective and I thought we would go to game 5, which I think we will win.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      new name: Jesus!

  • CMP

    Put this bitch in the win column.

  • Leggy

    I’ve seen Montero hit a post season RBI, I can die happy.

    • Monteroisdinero

      Hopefully, you’ll see more against Texas.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    HOORAY JESUS!!!

  • CUYanks

    Uh oh, we may be entering. (Cue the impending doom music)–AYALA TIME!

    • Chen Meng Wang
    • StanfordBen

      Too late to put Proctor back on the roster?

    • Jorge (needs a new name)

      I say DRob and Mo get an inning no matter what, which means we’re entering (doom music) – non-save zone.

  • tom

    I don’t care how many runs they score here; I still want RoMo to remove all doubt from the game

    • Jetrer

      anything less than a ten run lead, absolutely
      and really Mo should pitch no matter how big the lead is, he could use the work

  • StanfordBen

    Hip hip Jor-Jesus!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

    The power of Jesus compelled that balk.

  • dkidd

    ladies and gentleman, the jesus

  • Graig not Craig

    I really like this Albequerque guy.

  • Robert Baratheon

    Tiger fans should get on Leyland for leaving Coke in to face Arod, Teix, and Swish as much as we got on Joe for bringing in Ayala. There’s no rationale for it. Teix and Swish are far better hitters from the right side.

  • BK2ATL

    A-Rod AND Tex AND Swisher get hits in the same inning????? WTF???

    Jesus is loose!!!!

    And a balk??? 6-1 Yanks!!!

    Game 5 is within reach indeed. Just hope we don’t blow our wads today and shoot blanks tomorrow.

    • Greg

      Thursday. We have an off day to go back.

      • kpantz

        Refractory period FTW.

  • Monteroisdinero

    Jesus got a playoff hit off a righty???

    Analysis paralysis.

    Dude has torque and bat speed like no one else on our team (except Cano).

  • bobtaco

    Good eye, Russ, keep the pressure on.

  • Cy Pettitte

    nice lolpen.

  • beachbum

    Game over. Don’t screw around Girardi. RoMo!

  • dkidd

    comerica is a library

    /sterling’d

  • matt

    its funny how montero now has the same amount of hits as a-rod in the playoffs

    • Monteroisdinero

      and a bit sad.

      • matt

        yeah mostly sad

  • Hummingbird S.

    If the Tigers want, we can give them Ayala, heard he’s pretty good out of the pen

  • YanksFan in MA

    I say let Hughes try and finish this one out. I want Robertson and Rivera available for 12 outs if need be Game 5.

    • bobtaco

      The odds of that happening are very remote.

    • 15 DAY DL

      yes 100% agree, if he can keep runners off base

  • 15 DAY DL

    THE GRAPH LOOKS G00D……

  • Thomas Cassidy

    What a fucking game. See you in New York, Detroit. Nova’s gonna fuck ‘em up.

    Who pitches Thursday, Fister, right?

    • matt

      yup

  • tom

    The Great Albuquerque hasn’t exactly had a dazzling series

  • jon

    Jesus has more RBIs than swisher and teix combined

    • bobtaco

      he walks on water and causes balks

    • Jetrer

      he’s tied with Swish at 1

  • Tyler

    I will gladly take losing my under bet tonight for a bases clearing double. Let’s get this so RoMo don’t have to both throw an inning.

  • CUYanks

    I sure would love the prospects of having SoRoMo available for the last 4-5 innings of Game 5, no matter what score.

    Let’s get there first!

    • mbonzo

      Nova will have 9.0 IP anyway.

      • CUYanks

        Right, I’m talking about the 10th-15th innings.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    If anyone cares, Arizona is up 3-1 in the 5th inning.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      What’s an Arizona?

  • Mickey Scheister

    Poor Al Albuquerque, two postseason games, two bases loaded situations, for a rook. Bad Jimmy L.

  • dkidd

    girardi to pena: should I bunt gardner?

    • Chen Meng Wang

      ::Pena burns The Binder::

      • dkidd

        ietc

  • Greg

    We are going back to New York!

    • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

      I hope Yankee stadium has the red carpet out for Valverde

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    dude, Gardner with RISP is ridiculous this series

  • bobtaco

    Gardner is the man, he’s like a ’96-’01 throwback. Ice water.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    The Best Bullpen In Baseball****

  • Monteroisdinero

    I am not a big Girardi fan (as an in-game manager) but putting in Montero over Jones and green lighting him 3-0 was so nice and forward thinking.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Gardner for clean-up hitter on Thursday.

  • Sarah

    GARDY!

  • Robert Baratheon

    If we’re fortunate enough to make the ALCS do you sit Gardner vs the Texas lefties with the way he’s swinging the bat?

    • Sarah

      I hope not. Andruw can DH.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Jesus will DH.

        • Sarah

          Even better, as long as Gardy still plays.

  • tom

    Leyland’s really fucked up the pitching matchups here. All the people who hit lefties best are getting their at bats against them

  • Ricky

    I guess this is a big Fuck You to Valverde

    • kpantz

      Valverde’s thrown over 50 pitches in the past 2 nights, no?

      Still, fuck you Valverde. :)

  • Greg

    Girardi has managed a brilliant game tonight. He had the bullpen ready at the first sign of trouble and pulled AJ quick to avoid trouble.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Not really.

    • CUYanks

      Results make him look good, but you have to like how he’s playing the bullpen today. If he can manage with the same urgency Game 5, Tigers might need an early Nova implosion or an absolute shutdown from Fister to win it.

  • Monteroisdinero

    I am already hoping for a Montero ab in the 9th.

    • Zooboy

      I want another one this inning.

  • Sarah

    Verlander doesn’t look so cocky now!

  • CMP

    Mo needs at least a batter or 2 tonight.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Apparently according to Darling and Smoltz Fister pitched better than what his line indicated in game 1. 4.2 innings 6ER is bad no matter how you look at it. Sorry fellas.

    • Plank

      I would say they are right. He left with the bases loaded and all three inherited runners scored. If he had stayed in, they would have probably not all have scored.

  • Nick

    Where is that troll stuart a? Nothing to complain about??

  • CUYanks

    Tigers pitchers have timed their bullpen implosions quite well. By run differential we might be nearing a sweep.

    • Paul O’neill’s Batting Helmet

      take out girardi’s bad pitching decision making re: garcia, cc, avila, and that might have held true. oh well, cant complain we get one more shot in the bronx all things considered.

  • Thomas Cassidy

    Burnett is an animal.
    Tex and A-Rod have back to back hits.
    Montero has an RBI.

    Who saw this coming?

    Ayala for the 8th and 9th, I should probably add.

    • Paul O’neill’s Batting Helmet

      why ayala? you close this game out def by using d-rob. hes fresh and theres an off day tomorrow. f that mediocre middle relief bs, step on their necks.

      • Paul O’neill’s Batting Helmet

        ok, now its 9 runs, i amend; can use some garbage unless a couple runners get on.

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    lol Jeter….even with Bases loaded and no pressure you still swing at a pitch out of the zone

  • tom

    Man, Jeter looked struck out three separate times in that at bat

  • Super Cereal
  • jay h

    whoever closes this out should dance in the mound

    • Jetrer

      really don’t see Mo doing that

      • jay h

        it’s a 7 run game. Mo better not pitch today

        • Jetrer

          he’s thrown 3 pitches since last Tuesday, and they have an off day tomorrow, he will likely pitch, he could use the work

  • smoke up or hookah

    where are all the trolls who said the season was over?

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    This is fun.

  • Sarah

    TBS seriously thinks the Yankee pen is going to give up 6 runs? Not happening.

    • Greg

      Where have you gotten that impression?

      • Sarah

        “If they go back to the Bronx.”

        • Paul O’neill’s Batting Helmet

          they have to say that; they cant definitely say its going back. i actually hate when announcers speak in absolutes either way.

  • bobtaco

    What a rally.

    • Super Cereal

      Just don’t hit a homerun… that’ll kill it!

  • Dela G

    That was the weirdest wild pitch I’ve ever seen

  • Leggy

    Release the Ayala!

  • dkidd

    wheels coming off

    save some bad mojo for thursday, tigers

  • CMP

    Schlereth is even uglier than his father is.

  • Graig not Craig

    Where did all the Debbie Downers go? Each spillover thread gets progressively more optimistic. Did the whiners log off? Past their bedtime?

    • pikachu

      probably using different usernames!

      • Graig not Craig

        Probably so. Something makes me think most of them have actual usernames like sawxfan or yooklover.

  • bobtaco

    If Cano gets a hit, I think we could see Hughes.

    • bobtaco

      or maybe Wade. Save Phil.

  • Robert Baratheon

    I’d still bring Mo in for the 9th to get him an inning of work.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    This inning is awesome.

  • pat

    BABIP gods are smiling upon us. Save some for tomorrow boys.

  • Dela G

    Cano!

  • thaaaaaaaaaaaayankeeswin

    Detroit Demons exercised

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    My heart needed this inning.

    • tom

      You speak for all of us

  • dkidd

    mercy rule: ayala

  • 15 DAY DL

    Game / Set / Match….Good Night

  • tom

    I’m still a bit worried. Valverde GUARANTEED they weren’t going back to Yankee Stadium

    Yes — fuck him

  • Chen Meng Wang

    nothing quite like enjoying a Stella and a Yankees win :)

    • inpinstripes

      Amen!

  • Paul O’neill’s Batting Helmet

    I have definitely whined during the darker times, but this is great, most relaxed I felt all series. I really don’t think it is that unnatural for a die hard fan to take that roller coaster ride between highs and lows, but, to each their own.

  • CUYanks

    All these runs are actually making the bullpen decisions tougher for Girardi. Who do you throw here in the 8th? Ayala? Hughes? Or stick with Robertson?

    • tom

      Probably not Robertson, just because he’s pitched. Mo should still get an inning in

      • CUYanks

        I’d prefer it to be maybe 1 or 2 outs (just in case they force 20+ pitches out of him), but I’m with you.

    • Ricky

      Not Ayala

    • Jetrer

      I would go with Hughes for the eighth, just to take a look since he hasn’t pitched yet, and Mo for the ninth, since he’s only thrown 3 pitches in the last week (or maybe just the last out or two)

      • CUYanks

        The only thing is that Hughes is probably the de facto long man game 5 if, say, Nova gets injured early, so they might be thinking to keep him rested.

        • Jetrer

          one inning would be somewhat the equivalent of a bullpen throw day for a starter, but keeping him available for multiple innings on Thurs. is why I think he’ll likely only pitch 1 inning today

          • CUYanks

            Excellent point. It’s played out that way exactly.

  • Zooboy

    Is this lead AJ proof? Ow wait. Never mind!

  • Ricky

    Save some runs for game 5 please.

  • Hummingbird S.

    my blood pressure desperately needed this inning…

  • mbonzo
    • Chen Meng Wang

      I’ve never been so happy to tell somebody this: You were right, congrats.

      • mbonzo

        Lets hope I’m right about the Nova v. Fister rematch.

    • Jimmy

      Ok smartass, now who do you like in the third race at Belmont tomorrow?

  • BK2ATL

    Girardi – Please go against your binder and give Robertson and Mariano some work. Mariano has thrown 3 pitches in this series. We’ll need him sharp. Send them out there.

    Fuck Ayala. He and Logan could give this lead back. See Game 162. Don’t do it.

    • Paul O’neill’s Batting Helmet

      hughes is good for work here; mo for a batter or two to finish would be good to keep him well oiled, not that he really ever needs it.

  • Thomas Cassidy

    A-Rod with two hits this inning? What the fuck is this?

    • BK2ATL

      Maybe 2009 redux??? They’re warming up, or so it seems. Let’s hope.

  • Greg

    I think ARod’s back

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Lol now Smoltz is saying this is a “good loss” for the Tigers. what an idiot.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      I can’t believe I’m missing these gems. Thank God for my selective hearing.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        I was honestly just thinking, “wow, I didn’t hear that at all…have i started subconciously ignoring Smoltz?” (If have thank god, and it only took 4 games lol)

    • pat

      I don’t agree with his exact wording nor with any loss being a “good loss”. But I think most people would rather lose 10-1 than 2-1. I can see what he’s trying to say,

  • bobtaco

    We’re getting the band back together, everyone is getting warmer.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Smoltz trying to play this off as a “good loss” for Detroit. It’s always good when you put yourself on the brink of elimination.

    • Thomas Cassidy

      This guy is an asshole. It’s kind of amusing though.

      • The Big City of Dreams

        This guy is an asshole.

        —————————

        The guy is Rambo

        /Wallstreet’d

    • mbonzo

      Good loss for Detroit if you’re a Yankee.

    • BK2ATL

      Seriously WTF is he talking about? Verlander can’t pitch anymore. They are going back to NYC for Game 5. They are getting beat 10-1. A good loss???

      • Paul O’neill’s Batting Helmet

        remember, he is an ex-tiger farmhand, and very anti-yankee = dumb biased statements.

        • bobtaco

          Still bitter about ’96 and ’99…

          • ESPN Color Commentary

            Smoltz: “Mariano Rivera has not gotten a save in only to serieses…”

    • CUYanks

      I have to give him credit for the Delmon Young first pitch fastball call and the “at ‘em” ball from AJ in this first inning.

  • Tyler

    I don’t think A-rod finds Miggy too amusing at first…see him talking right away when he got over there?

    • Thomas Cassidy

      Miggy was asking A-Rod if he wanted to go out for drinks tonight.

      • BK2ATL

        Yeah, and Miggy even offered to drive.

        • Thomas Cassidy

          A-Rod said no, he’s going to a titty bar.

  • I Collect Brett Gardner Cards

    save some runs for thursday boys!
    :)

    I feel comfy with SuperNova on thursday.
    If he comes up big in that one, it will plant the Pettitte 96′ seed within him.

  • Tom Zig

    So can Ayala pitch 2 innings?

  • Sarah

    But hey, Darling noted that the Yankees had 4 runs off Verlander yesterday. Smoltz is sure that Verlander through a no-hitter.

  • Ed

    Gotta say this Detroit pitching staff has not been that impressive when anyone not named Scherzer is pitching

    • pat

      Yeah, that dude whatshisface yesterday that was pumping in 100 mph+ fastballs in the 8th inning, he’s a bum.

      • Ed

        I wouldn’t call 9 innings, 5 earned runs in the series “impressive”, especially for a Cy Young lock. CC has a decent game yesterday and this series is already over.

        • Ed

          Scherzer ERA: 0.00
          Verlander ERA: 5.00
          Detroit team ERA: 6.69
          Detroit team ERA for pitchers not named Scherzer: 8.07

    • Ricky

      Justin Verlander says hi

  • Sarah

    Hughesy!

  • Grit for Brains

    I like using Hughsey here…see what ya got

  • Monteroisdinero

    Phil Phor the Phinish. Phuckin Phantastic.

  • http://highfirstpitch.wordpress.com/ Stratman9652

    Anyone else find it funny that there are Scotts grass seed ads on the benches and yet the grass at Comerica looks like shit? If I was the ad exec I would be pulling funding right fucking now.

    • pat

      Pretty sure Scotts is the official grass seed of MLB.

    • Graig not Craig

      Granderson’s wearing center field on his jersey.

  • Tyler

    Hueeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees

  • Pants Lendelton

    Hughes breaking ball looks frickin good so far.

  • TomH

    Well, for me the best thing about the inning was the two ARod hits. Hell, even that fly-out of Tex’s at the end sounded like it was whacked. They’re not back in New York YET, but things look a lot better than they did around 8:30.

    AJ deserves a Roman-style triumph in the Bronx.

  • Leggy

    Hughes at 95, me gusta.

  • mbonzo

    So this has gone from a
    1. 5 game series, Yankees with the homefield advantage, Tigers with the pitching advantage.
    2. 3 game series, Tigers homefield advantage, Tigers pitching.
    3. 1 game series, Yankees homefield advantage, Yankees pitching.

  • Monteroisdinero

    ninety phive phor phil! I’m just phillin’ in phor the other commenter.

  • Greg

    And the best part is that tomorrow we can watch some stress free baseball.

    • CUYanks

      Right, this has made watching those games much more palatable.

  • mbonzo

    Damn Hughes looked pretty good.

  • Tyler

    I’ll take one of these Phil Hughes for ALCS

  • http://highfirstpitch.wordpress.com/ Stratman9652

    Philthy.

  • FachoinaNYY

    Wow, Hughes looked incredible there…

  • pat

    Oh man, if we can have this Hughes outta the bullpen for the rest of our playoff run….

    • tom

      Certainly no reason to ever see Ayala in a winnable game if this Hughes is available

      • Paul O’neill’s Batting Helmet

        Ayala shouldnt sniff the mound anywhere near +/- 5 runs rest of the series. Wade, Hughes, maybe logan, then big three, that should be it.

  • bobtaco

    Hughes breaks out the lawnmower…

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Those were some Philthy Pitches.

  • http://www.onedayonejob.com/ Willy

    That’s an extremely impressive inning from Hughes.

  • Rey22

    Hughes looking good.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Hewz 2 da bullpen!!!!

  • http://www.twitter.com/steveh_mandaura Steve H.

    Phil Hughes missing bats, you’re eating onions, you’re spotting dimes, I don’t know what the hell is going on.

    • FachoinaNYY

      IETC

    • boogie down

      They were mailboxes, you idiot, I didn’t have the heart to tell you!

  • Rich in NJ

    Phil. Hughes.

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow Phil wow.

  • Jetrer

    so Hughes looked pretty sharp, it would be great if he could be another reliable weapon out of the pen

  • Guest

    I thought A-Rod may have done it in 2009, but I was wrong. Hopefully, AJ did it tonight. What is “it”? Kill the narrative.

    AJ doing what he did tonight just..doesn’t…fit… the narrative.
    But here’s the truth: he’s just a professional athlete who is more prone to volatile performance than most. He’s not a head case. Head cases hurt people and are not fit for normal society. That’s a headcase.

    Contrary to popular belief, he was not “guaranteed” to pitch poorly. Nor is he suddenly cured of “mentally ills” that held him back. He located his fastball better (for the most part) and got lucky on some hard hit balls. That’s it and that’s all.

    Maybe, just maybe, this will lead the sports pundocracy to forget about narrative and leave the pop psychology where it belongs: in freshman literatures seminars.

    Unfortunately, I’m pretty sure it would be foolish to hold my breath…

    • tom

      Never happen. They live for narratives.

      I remember Mike Schmidt saying, after the Phillies finally won the Series in 1980 after many playoff failures, that the difference between the current team and the ones that had been deemed “chokers” was a few hits that fell in, maybe on pure luck, and that it was idiotic to credit anyone’s Character for that.

      Needless to say, no one in the press backed up his thought.

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    95?!?!?!!?

  • mike_h

    Team Hero: AJ
    nuff said

    • Rich in NJ

      Yup, and a number of honorable mentions, starting with Granderson for the two, possibly game-saving, catches.

  • boogie down

    I know Hughes can’t go all-out in his starts because of their length versus relievers’ one-inning stints, but, man his stuff sure looked good. Let’s hope he can have a dominant postseason out of the pen and then use it as a springboard to a redemptive 2012.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    overall awesome win for the good guys.

  • https://twitter.com/johnsc2000 JohnnyC

    Anderson just said Cabrera struck out Hughes. Rooting for Detroit just a little, Brian?

    • boogie down

      I personally have really liked Anderson’s calls.

      • https://twitter.com/johnsc2000 JohnnyC

        Good for you.

  • Graig not Craig

    TBS inane banter spoken in monotone is my lullaby.

    • mbonzo

      Wait till we listen to Joe Buck.

  • Robert Baratheon

    Did Smoltz just say that AJ is not very demonstrative? Does he know the meaning of that word or is he just talking out of his ass?

    • JimIsBored (Jim S)

      I think we all know the answer to that question.

  • bobtaco

    Jesus Jesus Jesus

  • http://deleted Total Dominication

    I love this guy.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Jesus is not impressed by your postseason pitching.

  • Leggy

    Montero can’t be stopped.

  • Dela G

    I love Jesus

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Does anybody know Sterling’s home run call for Jesus? Does he have one yet?

    • Sarah

      Jesus is loose or has been turned loose. It’s dumb.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        Yuck I agree with Big City of Dreams, he better do some work on that this offseason “_____ is loose” is reserved for Mike Mussina.

    • The Big City of Dreams

      Hopefully he adds something to or changes it completely during the winter.

  • Sarah

    Jesus!

  • BK2ATL

    Okay, this Montero kid……2 at bats, 2 hits. LOL!!!

  • bonestock94

    Stop cheering morons

  • Monteroisdinero

    This Montero kid can get 2 hits off a righty? In the same game? In the post season?

    /stunned

  • Ricky

    Jesus not caring about tiger pitching

    • Chen Meng Wang

      He gives zero shits about tiger pitching.

  • Guest

    Montero can’t hit righties. Ignore the complete body of his professional career. It’s science!

    (I know Jorge has hit righties well and has been the Yanks best hitter in the playoffs. I have no problem with him starting over Jesus against righties. I don’t like all of the quotes from Girardi that make it seem like Joe G sees Jesus as a straight platoon player. Straight up ignant.)

    • mbonzo

      It seems like platooning players is how Girardi starts all his guys. Don’t forget that Gardner started out as a platoon player this year.

    • Monteroisdinero

      Politics and respect for all of Jorge’s service. Montero needs to bat every game he is healthy next year. He should be looked at the same way Jeter and ARod are looked at. Everyday player.
      Lineup lock. He will crush equally.

  • Sarah

    I want a Super Nova avatar for Thursday. Anyone?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    So since Ernie Harwell was traded for a player…can we trade Cervelli for Heidi Watney??

    • bonestock94

      Adjusted for Boston she’s a 34 out of 10.

    • Jetrer

      ietc

    • Monteroisdinero

      I think she’s a player. :-)

  • pat

    I like hearing about these old timers from other teams. For once I don’t mind having to listen to the announcers bullshit.

  • Paul O’neill’s Batting Helmet

    ha, how do you still have your anti yanks sign still held up: ‘go to sleep ny’? good job tiger fans, good job.

    • Greg

      Yea we’ll go to sleep, with a victory! Ha!

  • bobtaco

    Best game of the season? Best game of the season.

  • Dela G

    Great job, Boone!

  • mbonzo

    What a game. Absolutely huge.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Suck it Valverde, you’re heading back to the Bronx!

  • flamingo

    Who is this Boone Logan who strikes out the side? He’s been really good lately.

    And LOL at John Sterling’s lackluster “The Yankees win”, in a but-I-announced-it-two-innings-ago way.

  • You Know, Suzyn…

    Fister?

    I barely even know her.

    • Pasqua

      Heyoooooo!

  • BK2ATL

    Boone Logan strikes out the side to end the game!!! Who woulda thunk it?

    Now what were these very same announcers saying about momentum??? Yeah, they aren’t saying the same tonight. Shocking.

    /shamelesslybiasedannouncing

  • nsalem
  • Chen Meng Wang

    Wow, I was reading something…completely oblivious to what they were talking about in the game knowing it was about to be over. I never heard them call the end on it. Their monotone-ness never changed throughout the end of the game. At least pretend to be semi happy about the win in the both.

    PS why are they chanting asshole at Grandy in the stands? I thought he was a well liked player in Detroit?

    • nsalem

      he’s their enemy now

      • Chen Meng Wang

        So? I dislike the Red Sox, and hate a good number of them, but I’d never chant asshole at Aceves, he was much to valuable to us while he was here and it isn’t really his fault he’s gone.

    • TomH

      I wasn’t watching. I wonder if it was 20 something’s, i.e., post-adolescence. A time of dependency coupled with pseudo-defiance and anal aggression.

      • Chen Meng Wang

        Taken personally seeing as how I’m 21 =P

        It didn’t show them though you just heard them chanting it from right behind the interview.

      • https://twitter.com/johnsc2000 JohnnyC

        Most likely drunken slobs from Toronto.

    • https://twitter.com/johnsc2000 JohnnyC

      Monotone when Yanks score and are winning, screaming in excitement when Detroit scores. Predictable haters.

      • Pasqua

        It’s the stadium effect. Loud noise = loud call. Quiet stadium = subdued call. It goes both ways. Re-watch Cano’s grand slam and see what I mean.

    • Pasqua

      Consider the context: Empty, silent stadium. Blowout game. Anything more than a conversational tone would sound over-the-top.

      • https://twitter.com/johnsc2000 JohnnyC

        If the Tigers were blowing out the Yankees in the 9th inning in Yankee Stadium, I’m sure the TBS crew would be reviewing the plaques in Monument Park while a Detroit pitcher strikes out the side to end the game. I’m sure Darling and Smoltz have plenty of anecdotes about Bill Dickey.

    • Ricky

      Most well liked players that join the yankees automatically become hated.

    • Yes That One

      And the man was traded, he didn’t leave on his own. The stupidity of some fans…

  • beachbum

    Boone Logan. Wow.

  • AJ

    Curtis Granderson really is a class act.

  • Ryan

    Fuck yes.

  • Mike

    I just hope scoring all these runs they dont have none left for thursday

    • Yes That One

      If they score runs on Thursday, we’re all in trouble.

      • https://twitter.com/johnsc2000 JohnnyC

        Tomorrow’s a day off.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Joe Girardi laughs like a nerd =P

    • mbonzo

      If only he understood the stats like one.

    • pat

      Hahah. Joe has an Industrial Engineering degree from Northwestern, there’s probably a reason he laughs like a nerd.

  • Karl Krawfid
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      Wish that was a bit larger. Would make an awesome Desktop background.