Oct
01

ALDS Game One: Tigers @ Yankees

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Let’s try this again. Last night’s game was suspended due to rain that was apparently heavier than expected, so the two teams will pick up right where they left off. The score is tied at one through an inning and a half, and Jorge Posada is scheduled to lead off the bottom of the second inning. CC Sabathia allowed a solo homer to Delmon Young and struck out four in his two innings while Justin Verlander walked two and allowed a run on a ground out in his only inning.

The lineups below are the same ones as last night since this is just a continuation of that game. That hurts the Tigers somewhat because they loaded their lineup with right-handed bats against Sabathia, but now get the right-handed Ivan Nova. Here’s the problem though: it’s supposed to rain again tonight. MLB has already said they will not play a doubleheader in the postseason, and if they have to suspend the game again, they would simply push everything back a day and forfeit Wednesday’s off day, if need be. What a mess.

Detroit Tigers
Austin Jackson, CF
Magglio Ordonez,  RF
Delmon Young, LF
Miguel Cabrera, 1B
Victor Martinez, DH
Alex Avila, C
Ryan Raburn, 2B
Jhonny Peralta, SS
Brandon Inge, 3B

Doug Fister, SP RP

New York Yankees
Derek Jeter, SS
Curtis Granderson, CF
Robinson Cano, 2B
Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Nick Swisher, RF
Jorge Posada, DH
Russell Martin, C
Brett Gardner, LF

Ivan Nova, SP RP

The game is scheduled to restart at 8:37pm ET, and you’ll be able to watch on TBS and listen on either WCBS 880 or ESPN Radio. Remember, we’re trying to win a ring around here.

Categories : Game Threads, Playoffs
  • swishers fauxhawk

    The radar looks promising. The rain is moving away from the Bronx.

  • Plank

    Am I the only person who thinks Fister is gonna get rocked tonight?

    • TomH

      You may well be, although I hope your premonition works out.

    • Hall and Nokes

      It’s a real shame Chip Caray is not calling this game.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    I just hope MLB didn’t cost us this series with their little fiasco last night. Torre is still screwing us even though he’s not managing anymore. Nova should be ok. Offense needs to get to Fister early.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      It’s not MLB’s fault that the Yankees are choosing to only have CC pitch once, when they could have pitched him twice while Verlander only pitches once.

      • Guns of the Navarone

        When else can they pitch him besides game 3 or 4?

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          Games 2 and 5.

          • Guns of the Navarone

            I’m not sure I would agree with that given how many pitches he threw adding warm ups. I’m sure if Girardi and Cashman thought he could go they would let him.

            Verlander said as much when he talked about how he wasn’t sure how he would feel the next day given the warm ups he threw and the intensity of the pitches during the game. It would be tough to come back after one day.

            • https://twitter.com/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S

              OldHossRadbourn’d

  • Rey22

    So….is this game happening or…?

  • Tyrion Lannister

    Man we could have crushed these overrated Texas lefties with our heavy righty lineup. Rays are destroying these clowns.

    • Guns of the Navarone

      It’s amazing… I don’t think many “experts” do their homework or look at the match-ups much before they make predictions. They Rays have the superior pitching and can run some guys out there that hit much better vs LHP.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Cano has a UUUUUGE game tonight. Cano.

    • Alex Kinkead

      Wow you called it!

  • MP

    O/U Fister jokes?

    • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

      Zero from me. I’m feeling very serious tonight.

    • Rey22

      200 and I’m taking the over.

    • Guns of the Navarone

      2009 was the last time every hit was “fisted.” That was a very good postseason.

      • Kramerica Industries

        And Chip Caray hasn’t been heard from since.

        • Hall and Nokes

          Aw man, I was too late!

  • CMP

    Most Yankee fans were so ecstatic the Rays beat out the Red Sux. Now they’re on fire and look like they’re gonna be a tough out.

    No matter what ends up happening, I still loved every second.

    • Karl Krawfid

      And it doesn’t matter if the Yanks don’t beat Texas.

    • Greg

      +10000000

      If they beat us in the ALCS they deserve it.

      • Greg

        Of course, we and they need to get there first.

    • Guns of the Navarone

      Momentum shifts in an instant…

  • well you know

    Let’s hope the change in pitchers means that Randazzo doesn’t give Fister the way wide outside strike on lefty batters that he was giving Verlander.

    Randazzo made news earlier this year for tossing Papelbon and Varitek for complaining about a tight strike zone in a game against the A’s. I saw that game and thought his calls were mostly good, if tight. So he knows where the strike zone is; we’ll see if not having Cy Young/MVP on the mound gets him back on track.

  • Plank

    I’m still amazed that Suzyn Waldman is an announcer for the Yankees.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      I’m still amazed that Suzyn Waldman is an announcer for the Yankees.

  • Darren

    Does it look like its going to start on time? No near a TV right now

    • Esteban

      It has started, so yes.

  • ED

    Jorge! Leadoff hitter!

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Let’s go baby!

  • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

    20 years from now someone will look at this box score and say WTF?

  • Greg

    Here we come

  • Joe D.

    Russel hustle!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Fister doesn’t look so scary now that he’s pitching against >.500 teams, huh?

  • Esteban

    Not a bad start/resuming

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Gotta get the ball out of the infield here to score Posada.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Thanks for playing Jorge.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    God he’s an idiot. Does something good then terrible.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Fuck

  • Tom

    What the hell…. he could have just went back to 3rd

  • Cy Pettitte

    what the fuck are you doing Jorge?

  • http://www.thesubwayconnection.com Alex Taffet

  • Kramerica Industries

    Posada goes first to third, miraculously.

    Somehow, it seemed like a given that would be atoned for.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    It’s not a game without a stupid play from Posada.

  • Jetrer

    Posada is the worst fucking baserunner ever

  • Hall and Nokes

    Even by Jorge’s standards, that was brutal.

  • Esteban

    Jorge Posada is the worst baserunner in the history of baseball, or close to the worst.

  • Karl Krawfid

    you have to be kidding me Posada.

  • DZ

    Jorge… gtfo.

    but also gardner can’t swing at that first pitch

  • Pants Lendel-‘Stros.

    It doesn’t Matter wether Jorge is 20 30 or 40 yrs old.. He’s a bad base runner.

  • V

    I will not miss Jorge’s baserunning.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    Thank you Fister. Now we got 2nd and 3rd again. No thanks to Jorge.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    lol. a balk.

  • CMP

    He’s gotta be one of the worst base runners in the history of baseball.

  • Greg

    Balk bails out Jorge.

  • Joe D.

    And a balk takes Jorge off the hook a bit. Back to 2nd and third, one out, as it should have been.

  • Esteban

    Fister can’t handle the pressure of Mystique and Aura.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Nice balk.

  • dalelama

    The stupidiest mother fucker to ever play baseball strikes again….exhibit number one why Jorge isn’t a Hall of Famer.

    • Esteban

      Being a bad baserunner doesn’t make a person stupid. It’s a skill too.

      • dalelama

        Jorge is a fucking imbecile.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Gotta take advantage and get that run in though.

  • Avi

    WTF POSADA!!!!
    THE GUY IS 40 YEARS OLD AND HE STILL DOESN’T KNOW HOW TO PLAY BASEBALL??

  • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

    Is Fister’s fastball usually about 89-90?

    • Tom

      yes

  • Jetrer

    Captain Clutch

  • Kramerica Industries

    This would a brutal situation to blow in the early going.

    • Esteban

      DEVASTATING.

      • Kramerica Industries

        Not sure if sarcastic…

  • mt

    How much confidence will he gain if he gets out of this? We need to make him pay.

  • Greg

    Looks like the ump is giving Fister the outside a bit

  • pop up teixeira

    come on Granderson, drive these runs in

  • Guns of the Navarone

    3-2 curveball

    • Guns of the Navarone

      or change

      Nostradamus I am not.

  • Sarah

    RISP fail. But maybe they rattled him.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Complete choke job.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    That was a shit-ton of fail.

  • ED

    Womp womp

  • Tyrion Lannister

    2nd and 3rd no outs. Jorge is an idiot and the two at the top flail away. This has been our problem all year.

    • Greg

      cant blame Jorge because of the balk.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Fallacy and all, but that balk could have scored a run.

      • Matt

        Umm, yes you can. He made a little league baserunning mistake in a postseason game. Also, if he were to have balked in that spot, it would have scored a run instead of just advancing them.

        • Greg

          Again fallacy of the predetermined outcome.

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

          The balks not guaranteed to happen if he didn’t make the baserunning mistake,.

          • Matt

            I never said that it was. “IF he were to have balked.”

            Just because a balk happened to come afterwards to move the runners up to the same spot, it doesn’t mean that Jorge is off the hook. It was a little league baserunning mistake. That should never happen in the postseason, and especially not from a veteran.

            • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

              Well by that logic, if he had balked again after the first balk a run would have scored, too. There’s a pretty different mindset for a pitcher with 1st and 2nd than 2nd and 3rd.

              • Matt

                Please try READING before you post. Do you realize how ridiculous you look right now?

        • Esteban

          But we don’t know if he would have balked had it just been 2nd and 3rd with Posada at 3rd, so it’s a moot point.

          • Matt

            Again, THAT IS NOT WHAT I SAID.

            I said that the balk is IRRELEVANT, because Jorge still made a HUGE MISTAKE. The main poster in this thread said that it doesn’t matter because the balk happened to make the situation identical.

            It made the situation identical, but with Jeter already in the middle of an at bat. It changed the entire complexion of the inning, and he may not have attacked Jeter in that situation.

            We are saying the SAME THING. Please try reading my post before you respond next time.

            • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

              Good God, settle down and just watch the fucking game.

  • Kramerica Industries

    0-6 with RISP, according to Anderson.

    It took only two innings to accumulate that number.

  • C

    That sucked

  • Greg

    Hmm… Fister’s fastball seems to be quicker.

    Cant blame Jorge for that

  • Pants Lendel-‘Stros.

    They are soooooooo losing this game.

    • Esteban

      Everyday I’m trolling.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    not great right there

  • pop up teixeira

    damn, got bailed out

  • Esteban

    Disappointing inning. Oh well. As long as they don’t make a habit of stranding runs.

  • CMP

    Shit.

    It would have been nice to have Nova pitch with the lead.

  • Matt

    That is downright pathetic. You cannot let opportunities like that slip away in the postseason, and especially not because you made a little league baserunning mistake. 0-6 with RISP and this game is already in the 2nd inning. The offense needs to start showing up.

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

      0-6 with RISP and this game is already in the 2nd inning

      lol

      • Sarah

        You’d think it was the 8th inning and the game was almost over.

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

          It’s funny because it’s two separate days.

          • Sarah

            Even worse! They should’ve scored overnight!

          • Matt

            Except everything that they did last night affects their ability to win tonight. If they got some hits in those spots last night, they might have a lead right now. It doesn’t matter when it happened, it has just as much an impact.

            • Esteban

              And if no Yankees hitter makes an out and the Yankees’ pitchers strike out every Tiger batter, the Yankees are guaranteed to win.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        When games are over in the 2nd inning, why is it that the Yankees are always losing???

    • Esteban

      It’s the 3rd inning and they have one run, I don’t think it’s time yet to say the offense isn’t showing up

  • Champagne_whores

    How many times have we seen posada blow it on third base? Unreal!

    • Kramerica Industries

      Actually consecutive games where a runner on 3rd got caught napping like that.

      Just no one will ever confuse the speed of Jorge with that of Golson.

      • dalelama

        The difference is Posada has been a knucklehead on the bases for 15 years.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    Not getting runs in with less than 2 outs and RISP is a recipe for disaster in the postseason. We missed a big chance to rattle Fister there. Now he’s settled down and will probably get in a groove.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Awesome job by the offense. Lets hope they stop choking soon or this could be a long night

  • DZ

    “Hey Thompson, you see that, I got a hit, now I’m at 3rd! I’m so fast, I can’t be stopped. I think I’ll go home next play just for shits and giggs.”

    – Jorge Posada

  • ED

    One pitch, one out. Me gusta.

  • Joe D.

    The Yankees are tied after two. The sky is falling, the world is over. Don’t even bother playing the rest of the game or series. Just let Detroit through. What is wrong with people, really?

    • Greg

      They want the offense to score runs every inning. They are afraid of another Bryan Bullington appearance.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Doug Fister >>>> Bryan Bullington.

    • Esteban

      Well people have that attitude for games in April, so it’s only intensified in the playoffs.

  • Sarah

    1-2-3 for Nova! Very good.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    If he’s not going to give that low strike Nova might have problems as that’s his game. Fister got a 1st strike call vs Granderson that was high and outside. Lineup will have to adjust.

    • Esteban

      Let’s see it called a few times before calling it a pattern.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Yankee Stadium has become so tame. The quietest crowd of all the games I’ve seen today and it’s not even close.

    • mt

      Yes, I agree – watching Milwaukee, Texas, and Philly our crowd is way behind in noise level and excitement. I wonder whether opposing players also now see YS# as no biggie in terms of intimidation.

      • Plank

        I think that’s more of a “that narrative was never true” kinda thing.

        • Kramerica Industries

          Ask B.Y. Kim about that.

          It’s horribly subjective, but I’m sure opposing crowds can get under some players skin. Whether they should be mentally tough to tune that stuff out is an entirely different matter.

          • Esteban

            Did BY Kim give up those runs because of the Mystique and Aura? He’s said that?

            • Kramerica Industries

              I was just talking about opposing crowds possibly having an influence.

              I never gave thought to mystique and aura.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Probably become playoff home games are much less common in Milwaukee or Texas, and everyone in Philly is more than likely drunk.

      Think of Atlanta late in their playoff run, but still with the ability to sell out the stadium. Just getting to the playoffs and what-not almost certainly means more to a Brewers fan than a Yankees fan, and it reflects in their collective buzz at the games.

      Not a criticism, just what I suspect is the case.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    If the Yankees keep averaging 3 baserunners an inning, I like their chances to score runs.

  • pop up teixeira

    nice Nova

  • Champagne_whores

    Nova will kill them for 5 innings then ro to mo

  • stuart a

    jorge with his usual brilliance on the basepaths. 15 year vet and still no clue.

    way to go Jorge…….

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Just imagine if Doug Fister signed with the Yankees when he was drafted in 2005..

    • Guns of the Navarone

      Screwed by innings limits, bullpen back-and-forth, followed by TJ surgery?

      • Plank

        hahahaha

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        No, he wasn’t a first round pick or highly touted, so he would have been treated normally like Ivan Nova.

  • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    LEGGOOO, Yanks!!

  • swishers fauxhawk

    This freaking inside strike.

    • Greg

      That’s why Jeter struck out.

      • Jetrer

        Jeter struck out because he swung at a pitch almost a foot inside

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

          Two. Swung at the same pitch for strike two and three.

        • Greg

          WHy did he swing in the first place? Because Fister had gotten the inside strike call? Dont you see?

          • Jetrer

            he got a called strike 2-3 inches off the plate so Jeter has to swing at 2 pitches a foot off the plate????

            http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....type=3.gif

          • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

            That pitch was not a strike.

            • Greg

              Try to make that distinction in 1 second with the ball coming at you.

              • Jetrer

                that’s his job, and those pitches were nowhere near the strike zone

  • Jonathan

    This feels really weird. I always follow the pitch count of the opposing “starter” but it’s pretty irrelevant tonight. Weird…

  • Esteban

    Yikes, I hope Arod doesn’t swing through many more fastballs like that.

  • Sarah

    Oh ARod…

  • Wooderson

    how are these guys missing his fastball?

    • Greg

      Late movement.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Nice AB, Tex.

  • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    fister looked sharp that inning

  • ED

    YANKEES: Stop striking out, please.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    Offense looks lost. Nova’s going to have to keep them down.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Hell of an AB by Mark Teixeira. Good to see him pick it up in the postseason.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    And you think Posada’s base running is bad, watch this!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZ94rkwdTvQ

  • Accent Shallow

    Has Teixeira ever hit a changeup?

    Jeez.

  • Greg

    Remember we had trouble against Fister when he was with Seattle this year.

    If he keeps getting that inside strike, he will be tough to beat.

    • Sarah

      Really?

      http://www.baseball-reference......7260.shtml

      Seems to suggest we won.

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        He pitched well in that game though, but not a “lights-out” performance by any means.

    • Kramerica Industries

      They did a representative job against Fister the one time they faced him.

      Three runs in 5-6 innings isn’t all that bad.

  • dalelama

    Jesus Christ we are making a pansy named Fister look like Walter Johnson.

    • Greg

      Look at his ERA this season.

      • Esteban

        He’s pitched two innings, and the Yankees had 2nd and 3rd 1out in one of those innings. Relax.

        • Esteban

          Supposed to be a reply to Dalelama.

        • Greg

          I’m just saying that Fister is not a pansy by any means

          (insert joke here).

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        Look at the teams he faced since joining Detroit.

        • Greg

          He had a 3.00 ERA when he was with Seattle too.

          • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

            Look at the teams he faced in Seattle.

          • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

            In the AL West.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Team has a chance to break the game open early, fails miserably, opposing pitcher settles in and shuts them down. I’ve seen this movie before.

  • Champagne_whores

    Wow nice inning guys
    Was there beer being consumed in the club house pre game?
    Oh wait thats the redsox.

  • Hummingbird S.

    awesome choke job by the offense so far

    • JobaWockeeZ

      It’s only a choke job if you believed all the comments saying that since the Yankees beat Detroit in the regular season then they’ll easily sweep them now. Regardless of how quality Fister or Verlander are.

      Fister has a 3.00 FIP it was never going to be easy.

      • Hummingbird S.

        Im actually going by what Im seeing and thats a bunch of hittable pitches left down the middle and a bunch of missed opportunities in only a couple of innings.

      • well you know

        Yanks had a losing record against Detroit. (Only team other tnan Red Soz)

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Jesus I thought the Yankees easily swept Detroit based on how ‘easy’ this series was going to be.

    • Esteban

      Choke job? What were you expecting? 15 runs already?

      • Hummingbird S.

        0 for 6 with RISP

        • Esteban

          Is that choking or not performing? They’re tied, I’m not worried right now.

  • Hummingbird S.

    this umpire fucking sucks, the zone is so much smaller for Nova than it is for Fister

    • Dale Mohorcic

      I was just going to say that.

    • ED

      Yeah, seems he’s getting squeezed a bit.

      • Hummingbird S.

        theres no strike called in the bottom of the zone

        • Guns of the Navarone

          Probably won’t stop guys from pounding it into the ground.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Don’t do it Delmon.

  • Jonathan

    Nova should really be trying to find out if the umpire will give him that pitch off the plate inside to righties. Still, he looks good.

  • Champagne_whores

    I hope noesi is half as good as nova has turned out to be next year.

  • mbonzo

    Stadium looks kinda empty for a playoff game.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      My guess is there’s people that had tickets yesterday and couldn’t go today.

      • mbonzo

        Thats gotta be it, but its amazing how many Legends seats are empty, seems like you can still buy them for the other games on ticketmaster too.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Hey look there are fans at the game!!!

  • Tyrion Lannister

    Good thing for us Nova looks good. Offense needs to get him a few runs then it’s over.

    • Guns of the Navarone

      Seriously. I for one can’t breathe until the Yankees get their first lead in the playoffs. Then I can relax.

  • pop up teixeira

    whoa… struck out the yankee killer!

  • CMP

    It’s hard to believe that at one point this year, Nova was sent to AAA because there wasn’t room in the rotation for him.

  • Jonathan

    The announcing is always terrible with TBS but how many times have they talked about Magglio like he’s early 2000’s or 2007 Magglio…the guy was a -1.0 fWAR last year….think about that

    • Guns of the Navarone

      WAR? TBS is still explaining WHIP to the audience.

      • Jonathan

        Ok, well he’s got a .634 OPS and 5 HR and 32 RBI this year. Old school or sabermetrics, it doesn’t matter.

        • Guns of the Navarone

          Yeah he’s terrible by any measure. But he hit the HR that sent the Tigers into the World Series!!! Five years ago…

  • V

    Nova looks good so far. We’re gonna win this shit.

    • Esteban

      How is it possible that despite the Yankees having the best record in the AL this year, yours is almost the only comment that is optimistic. Is there something that makes Yankees fans (or the ones that post here) so pessimistic?

  • Redsox Lose=Happy me

    Is it just me or does john smoltz clearly want the tigers to win

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      He used to play for the Braves when they lost in the World Series to the Yankees twice, and he spent a small part of his career in Boston, so I’m not surprised if he even has a little Yankee hate in him.

      • Ivan

        Not to mention he is from Michigan and was drafted by the Tigers.

    • Sarah

      I think the entire MSM media wants the Tigers to win, and thinks Fister is Cliff Lee.

    • pop up teixeira

      John Smoltz just wants the yankees to lose no matter who plays against them

  • mbonzo

    I’m feeling Jorge might juice one tonight.

  • Hall and Nokes

    To refresh everyone’s memory, Randazzo was behind the plate for the Yanks-Twins ALDS game last year where he called literally two dozen outside pitches by Twins pitchers as strikes, but also missed a strike to Berkman on the inside corner which was the greatest travesty in umpiring history.

    • Kramerica Industries

      No, that was Wendelstedt.

      • Hall and Nokes

        You’re right. I confused it with the Colby Lewis debacle in the ALCS last year. In any event, Randazzo has a very wide strike zone and batters just have to deal with it.

        • Kramerica Industries

          Hah, which debacle?

          They sucked in both games he pitched.

  • alittleblackegg

    “He’s like Warren Zevon’s ‘Excitable Boy’…”

    Yes. He’s just like the sociopath rapist murderer character in that song. But you know – the baseball equivalent.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      IETC

  • Guns of the Navarone

    That makes sense. More strikeouts against the guy with a career 5.52 K/9.

    • mt

      He’s been striking out a lot more recently – recently struck out 13 in a game.

      • Tom

        He has 2 really high strikeout games against Cleveland and that is fueling the narrative of he’s more of a strikeout pitcher since coming to Detroit….

        Minus thoes two games he has 2,5,5,6,5,7,5,0 K’s (obviously not 9 inning outings but a K rate in line with his #’s in Seattled)

  • Hummingbird S.

    Its like they are swinging with their eyes closed

  • Tom

    Well at least he saved us some time and made the out before he got on base

  • dalelama

    Someone please put Posada out of his fucking misery.

  • DLDEAN

    Why the F**K is Posada on the roster! He Sucks!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Of everything Fister might be, he’s not a K pitcher.

    So nice job striking out a fricken ton against him.

    • mbonzo

      9.0 K/9 in September

      • Hummingbird S.

        Huge sample size..

        • mbonzo

          34.0 IP, meanwhile 6 at bats seem to be ok with.

      • Tom

        Clevland Indians 13K’s, 9K’s

        Take out those 2 games and his K rate is 5.6/9 with the Tigers.

  • Greg

    Fister is doing a fantastic job of locating his pitches in and getting the Yankees off balance.

    As opposed to “Boo our offense sucks” like everybody else says around here.

    • Ivan

      Yeah, sometimes its the pitcher’s fault the offense can suck.

    • Esteban

      Unpossible. If they Yankees don’t hit, it’s because they’re chokers.

    • Guns of the Navarone

      They absolutely blew a chance to take the lead, guys are completely missing or taking pitches in the zone and swinging at pitches out of the zone. A lot of it has to do with Fister but a lot of it is due to a bad approach at the plate.

    • dalelama

      It’s fucking Doug Fister for fuck sakes!!!!!!!!

      • Greg

        I dont care if its Sidney Ponson! Sometimes the pitcher needs to be given some credit.

      • Esteban

        Go on. Is Doug Fister a terrible pitcher or something?

  • CMP

    Fister must be Seattle’s way of saying “I’m sorry” to Detroit for the Jarrod Washburn trade a couple of years ago.

  • Champagne_whores

    Is it me or do the TBS crew have on their Tigers cheerleading outfits?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    So is OS something that’s used only at one’s convenience?

  • lily

    i didn’t think the offense would strike out this much so quickly. i just hope yanks get another opportunity before the tigers get ti nova

    • Champagne_whores

      John smolts and ron darling both huge yankee fans. At least big ernie isnt here this year.

  • Redsox Lose=Happy me

    When are the yankees going to start looking inside for the ball

  • bk

    All of our hitters are wiffing against Fister, not just posada

  • First Time Poster

    Good game this far

  • Ivan

    Nova getting a little Joe Pesci there.

  • pop up teixeira

    3-2 slider, talk about confidence

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Dear TBS,

    Please stop stalking about Doug Fister when Ivan Nova is pitching.

    Thanks

    • Guns of the Navarone

      *talking

  • 27andCounting

    Nova looks good. If I have to hear the word “fister” one more time I am going to break something.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Nova is not a Randazzo fan

    • Joe D.

      If he reaches to grab it, then it could have been called a ground-rule double instead of a double that scores Grandy. Don’t risk the run; right move to not touch it.

      • Joe D.

        Ugh. reply fail obviously.

  • Jonathan

    Oh God…that isn’t going to help the zone.

  • mbonzo

    New strike zone, sweet.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Poor ump, I dont wish any serious injury to him but hopefully he wont be able to continue behind the plate tonight and we get a REAL umpire with a fair strikezone

  • http://twitter.com/#!/czm93 Craig

    Poor Umpire

  • Cy Pettitte

    fake Mike Francesa on twitter:

    “DA UMPIYAH IS DOWN FA DA COUNT! Settle down Nover!”

    lmao.

  • 27andCounting

    This makes me wonder. If Fister hits somebody…. Do they call it “getting fisted?”

  • Hummingbird S.

    oh shit, here we go.. settle down Nova

  • pop up teixeira

    please get out of this

  • Esteban

    WOOOOOOOO

  • Cy Pettitte

    Jeter!!!!!

  • Alex S

    Fuck Yea!

  • Tom

    Wow

  • mbonzo

    JETER!

  • Sarah

    No speed on the bases = hard to score from second. Heh.

  • Ivan

    Great play there. From Granderson, to Jeter and of course Martin. Well done.

  • Hummingbird S.

    awesome play Jeets!

    • Hummingbird S.

      Martin especially

      • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

        Agree. Martin is so damn tough.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    When did Posada get traded to the Tigers?

  • Champagne_whores

    No talk about jeters great throw nice TBS

    • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

      The Yanks are getting the Washington Generals treatment by the TBS guys.

    • S

      They only want to talk about the dude with the pornstar name

  • Kramerica Industries

    Beautiful play there.

    Now get noted Yankee Killer Wilson Betemit out.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Scary situation, good hitter at the plate and Nova has lost his command

  • mbonzo

    Uhoh, not Betemit.

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

    Exhale.

  • Ivan

    Good.

  • Greg

    So both teams waste an opportunity

  • Hummingbird S.

    Great pitching there. Hopefully we can get something going now.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    So awesome.

  • lily

    phewwww that woulda sucked if they scored

  • TomH

    Hope Nova wasn’t showing signs of having those old second-time-through-the-order blues
    .

  • pop up teixeira

    that was close

  • Sayid J.

    Who are the announcers for this game on TBS right now? Don’t recognize the voices…

    • Tyler

      Lead guy is the Brewers announcer.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Brian Anderson (Brewers announcer) Ron Darling and John Smoltz.

      • Sayid J.

        Thanks

  • Sarah

    I want Gardy to lay down a bunt and get on base here.

    • Sarah

      Not what I had in mind.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Take the damn lead. SoRo(for 2 innings)Mo.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    If they scored it could have been over. Somebody has to get something going off Fister. Gardner get on base and disrupt him. He’s too locked in now and our righties are just flailing away at that inside pitch.

  • mbonzo

    Momentum.

  • Tom

    Big Games James gives up 7ER…. hopefully that series goes the distance.

  • Hall and Nokes

    It’s time to score like six runs

  • Champagne_whores

    Betimite without him we have no Swiher,

  • Ivan

    Gardner get this mothafucker started now.

  • mbonzo

    This strikezone is just dumb.

  • Tyler

    haha that 1-1 pitch is a ball???

  • 27andCounting

    Lets hang a snowman.

  • Champagne_whores

    I think Darling is dating Fister.

  • Greg

    If it was the daytime, that’s one’s gone

  • mbonzo

    Thought it was gone, damnit.

  • Ivan

    But Delmon Young’s is a homer but not Gardner’s smh.

  • Hummingbird S.

    it looks like Jeter of the beginning of the season

  • Kramerica Industries

    Fister has put 11 straight.

    Brutal.

    • Kramerica Industries

      *put down

      **in moments before Granderson’s single.

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

    Steal please.

  • mt

    Finally a baserunner.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Comon Cano, more than grounder to second please

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Dontcha know

  • TomH

    It’s time for Cano to get going.

  • Cy Pettitte

    ROBBIE!!!!

  • Tyrion Lannister

    That ball was gone. Take a look at the replay.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Hows that not a HR???

  • flamingo

    ROBBIE!

  • mbonzo

    CANO! That ball had to be gone.

  • jay

    CANO!!!

  • Ivan

    They gotta at least review that.

  • Esteban

    My reaction to that was YESSS. NOOOO. YESSSSS.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    That looked like a homer…

  • Kramerica Industries

    JUST missed it.

    Great piece of hitting in any case with the oppo power.

  • Tyler

    That’s soooooooo sickening

    • Esteban

      LOL. It was an RBI double. I wish all hits were that sickening.

  • pop up teixeira

    yes now that’s what im talkin about Cano!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    hit the top of the wall, totally a HR.

    • Jetrer

      it has to go over the wall for HR

  • Ivan

    Meh, it was a double.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Whats the rule? Is it a HR if it hits that white on top of the wall?

  • Tom

    Thank you smart fans…. if they touch that Granderson’s probably stuck at 3rd base on a ground rule double.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Does TBS even know what the fuck they are talking about?

  • Greg

    Looks like a double

  • Cy Pettitte

    why did the fans back away instead of catching it?

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Damn.

  • V

    Can’t a fan grab it once it touches the top of the wall?

  • TomH

    Damn kid shoulda grabbed it

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

    Weak. Fans in the front row gotta pull that in.

    • Ryan

      They all must’ve watched the Bartman doc.

      • Esteban

        Help the home team

      • Ivan

        Or didnt know who Jeffrey Mair was?

    • Esteban

      Seriously.

    • Tom

      and if they rule double… Granderson’s stuck on 3rd.

      • Sarah

        No, because it’s not a ground rule double.

        • Tom

          Yeah and Granderson was on 1st when the ball was hit. By letting it play out he scores from first on the double.

          If they rule fan interference and just a double it’s 2nd and 3rd no run in.

        • Joe D.

          If he grabs it before it hits the fence, it looks like a dinger, and they call dinger. It would be reviewed because of how close it was. If they then rule double it would have to be a double where they don’t allow Grandy to score…

        • Tom

          Awesome!

          • Tom

            oops… reply fail.

    • Joe D.

      If he pulls it in, there’s the possibility they rule he reached too far and call it a ground rule 2B. Then no run scores. I doubt he had time to think about it, but it wound up being the right move not to grab it.

  • mbonzo

    That guy in the NY jacket needs to catch that. I would boo that man.

  • CMP

    How the hell did that ball bounce backward onto the field?????

  • Tyler

    That ball goes out what 98 or 100 times if you hit is there? Sick sick sick

  • Hummingbird S.

    that ball touched the fan and came back

    • tom

      Fan should have made a grab for it.

    • Hummingbird S.

      or maybe not, not sure

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Isn’t that white line a HR? What are the announcers talking about?

    • Greg

      That’s not a white line. That’s the flattop of the wall.

      • Guns of the Navarone

        Oh ok got it.

  • dalelama

    Just our luck Robbie hits the ball to the only wanker in YS that won’t try to catch the ball.

  • mt

    Once it hits and still is in fair territory and then bounces, if it bounces off fan isn’t it then a grounds rule double?

  • JB

    dang! how does he not try to catch that ball??!

  • Kramerica Industries

    Still have the lead, in any case.

    Insurance would be nice – one more inning and this game is in the late inning ‘pen’s hands.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Comon A-Rod, time to get over your suckiness

    • Hummingbird S.

      not today… 0-7 with RISP

      they are going to miss those runs later

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Oh well, keep it movin Alex!

  • 27andCounting

    ok now lets score 7 more runs.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    Arod, Cano, Grandy, and Gardner all got good swings off him. Keep em down for at least one more Nova and we’ll win this ballgame.

  • bong hitter

    AROD CHOKED!

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Do the Yankees get a HR review every postseason? Seem like it.

  • jay

    arod just missed that one

  • Kramerica Industries

    Longo with a three run shot.

    Cripes. There’s no killing that team anymore. Suddenly a 7-6 game with nine long outs left for Texas.

    • Guns of the Navarone

      See if that vaunted bullpen can get it done.

    • Sarah

      I think that’s awesome. My parents are at that game (I was supposed to go but my stepmom who does not like baseball decided she wanted to go).

    • mt

      Texas new crack bullpen personified by Koji Uehara comes through -LOL

  • CMP

    A Rod with the warning track power.

  • Greg

    Good baserunning by Grandy to keep running otherwise we wouldnt have scored.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Longo hit a 3 run bomb off Koji Uehara. do not want to face him right now.

  • Hall and Nokes

    3 well hit fly balls and a clean liner that inning

  • Champagne_whores

    I really thought Darling was going to cry if they called that a HR.

  • Greg

    SImple solution. Paint a yellow line at the top of that wall.

  • Greg

    Why do you walk him?

  • Hummingbird S.

    How the hell does he walk Jackson? Please dont choke now Nova… Shut them down

  • CMP

    If Nova gets through the 6th unscathed, do you go SoRoMo or do you give him another inning?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Another inning. Do not want Soriano at all.

      • Jetrer

        Nova looking really shaky right now

  • Kramerica Industries

    Nova has no command of his breaking stuff right now.

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

    Evan Longoria is a beast. That is all.

  • Ivan

    Ugh, that’s a bad job there by Nova. You can’t lead off an inning by walking a guy with a OBP less than 32%, after the team gave you a lead.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Could really use a DP here..

  • Tyrion Lannister

    TBS just switched me to Rays-Rangers. Get it right.

  • Jonathan

    Wow…TBS pulling out all the stops in the postseason…

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Walking Austin Jackson after an 0-2 count is grounds for demotion.

  • Sarah

    I love that Gardy has more SB than the entire Tigers team.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    I almost had a mini heart attack when they switched to Rays/Rangers there for a moment.

  • mbonzo

    YES BABIP!

  • Tyrion Lannister

    Wow, that worked out well. Good job Nova.

  • Esteban

    That was fortuitous.

  • Jetrer

    better to be lucky than good…

  • Greg

    Right place.

  • Hummingbird S.

    YES!

  • Ivan

    Hahahaha nice.

  • Sarah

    AJax is going to be a premium basestealer someday?

    As he runs into a double play. Awesome.

  • Cy Pettitte

    that was epic.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Awesome break for the Yankees.

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    Holy BABIP!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Haha. epic fail.

  • jay

    Thank you baseball gods…

  • Kramerica Industries

    That turned into the luckiest, and easiest, DP in baseball history.

    No complaints.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Sweet, sweet luck

  • ED

    Holy moly what a break!

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Lucky and good!

  • DERP

    WTF TBS. I wanted to see that.

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

    So smooth, Robbie. Way to miss the catch, TBS.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Swish!

  • mbonzo

    Nice camera work TBS. HOLY SHIT WHAT A CATCH SWISH.

  • pop up teixeira

    nice double play

  • Hall and Nokes

    Well. Inning over, then.

  • Jonathan

    That exact thing happened to me as a hitter during my senior year and first AB at state except it was a linedrive that was just like a throw down to second…easy DP. Sucked. ALMOST as bad as TBS and their “coverage”.

  • CMP

    HUGE break Jackson was running. Otherwise it’s 1st and 3rd with no outs.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Wow, nice camera work TBS.
    At least they showed the replay.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    TBS is the worst.

  • Ivan

    Swish with the D.

  • Greg

    Epic fail by TBS

  • Sarah

    I did not even see that 3rd out. WTF TBS?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    GJ TBS camera crew.

  • Champagne_whores

    TBS BLOWS how do they keep getting post season ball?

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      A lot of this: $$$$$$$$$$$$

    • Greg

      Money

    • Jetrer

      $$$$$$

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

    That worked out well Austin.

    Also I’m glad TBS allowed us to watch Jackson walk back to the dugout and totally miss Swisher’s catch.

  • anthony

    Good going TBS.

    • Tom

      You don’t like shots of the opposing dugout when a ball is put in play?

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    1.) Whoever is in the TBS truck must be getting a handjob.

    2.) Swisher didn’t need to dive.

    3.) Nice shut-down inning right there.

  • Darren

    Game directed by my distracted 4 year old nephew during that Swisher play

  • Jared

    TBS is really great. First, they confound their viewers by switching it to the Texas/Tampa game unexpectedly, and then miss another great defensive play by the Yanks.

  • Tyler

    TBS…very funny (camera work)

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

    Seriously next time someone bitches about any aspect of a YES broadcast, think of what watching this would be like all year.

    • CMP

      They make you miss Michael Kay.

  • Balboni Rzarecta

    Time for the bottom of the lineup to do something

  • Matt

    All of the right handed hitters have made the adjustment and are taking the sinker away to the opposite field or back through the middle.

    Now it’s time to start recognizing that and adjust back, and throw some pitches inside to get them off of that pitch.

    The results have been good, but there have been a lot of hard hit line drives and lucky balls hit right at fielders. Need to start making the adjustment now before somebody gets a real hold of one of those pitches.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    We’re getting to this guy now. That’s another guy with a good swing. Get him home.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Nice oppo double Tex.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Yay Teix

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

    Tex the other way!

  • Ivan

    Wow that swing the other way was Tex in his Texas days.

  • CMP

    I think I’d go to the pen to start the 7th. Nova is starting to look shaky the last 2 innings.

    • Guns of the Navarone

      Absolutely with the middle of the order due up.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      If we get another run, I’d go batter to batter with Nova.

    • Ivan

      I think you still start the inning with Nova, however go batter to batter with him.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Yanks figured Fister out: go the other way.

  • Jonathan

    I can’t believe Tex went that far the other way with power

  • Tom

    Do…. not… bunt….

  • Matty Ice

    Please dont bunt

  • Tyler

    Does anyone know why Swish always looks up at the scoreboard (I’m assuming) right before pitches? really odd

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

      Says a prayer to his grandparents.

      • Tyler

        Thanks!

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      salute to his grandmother.

      ….and he sucks.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      He looks up towards the sky to pay respects to his Grandmother–who has passed away–who raised him.

  • Kiss the rings

    TBS(Total BS) is dreadful

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Not as bad as CBS (Can’t Broadcast Sports).

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        or F(ail)OX.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Pinch hit with Jesus here please.

    • Greg

      You know Posada got a hit off the guy right?

      • JobaWockeeZ

        His 2011 persona is a sucky hitter regardless.

  • Ivan

    BS Strike 3.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    That was a HELL of a pitch.

    • Esteban

      Agreed.

  • Champagne_whores

    Swisher kills bad pitching but anything good and he is a black hole.

  • Matty Ice

    Bullshit strike call

    “Hey, this computer graphic that we control is going to show you how awesome Fister is”

  • mt

    Swisher complete and utter futility in postseason continues.

    • Tyler

      Does have a .197babip in the postseason

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Tino was a horrendous postseason hitter too. Not everyone has it I suppose…

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Posada leans away from a changeup away???

  • pop up teixeira

    don’t waste the leadoff double please. Thanks

  • Wow

    Can I get a pinch umpire?

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Ha.

  • Kiss the rings

    Every time the yanks gain momentum listen to how the announcers voice change

  • Greg

    Fister is living on that low outside corner.

  • Matty Ice

    Cap Anson currently has more speed than the Yanks baserunners LOL.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    He wanted no part of Jorgie. Make em pay, Martin.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    It must suck for Smoltz to be sitting and watching the same players in the playoffs now who used to beat his team’s ass into the ground in the World Series.

    • TomH

      Granderson needs to get with the program now.

  • Tom

    Is it too early to pinch run for Posada? (I say no)

  • Sarah

    Pitching coach for Tigers looks like…well, let’s say he’s not in top shape.

    • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

      So he looks like Josh Beckett?

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    Russ wants that pitch back.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Squeeze!!

  • Champagne_whores

    Speaking of black holes gardner up..pitch hit nunez please.

    • alittleblackegg

      You must feel terrible.

    • DERP

      lol

    • Champagne_whores

      This crow taste delious.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Shoot one past Betemit the other way. FIST IT THAT WAY!

  • Tyrion Lannister

    BRETT GARDNER!!!!!!!

  • Kiss the rings

    letz ggooooooo

  • Ivan

    HUGE!!!!!!

  • Guns of the Navarone

    FISTED!!!!!!!!!!

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      I laughed.

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

    Boom.

  • Jetrer

    Gardy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    GARDY!!!!

  • Matty Ice

    GARDY!

    Now steal 2nd.

  • mbonzo

    Gardner is hot!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    CLUTCH!!

  • Champagne_whores

    My bad that was gritty.

  • Hummingbird S.

    BG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Esteban

    The Chokers are managing to score somehow.

    • V

      LMAO I know, right?
      What the hell are these chokers trying to prove?

      • V

        Not cool.

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

        Change your handle please, we already have a V.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Gardy!!!!!!!

    Atta keeeeeeeeeeeeed!!!!!!!!

  • Greg

    Gardner!

  • DZ

    Brett mother fucking gardner

  • Jonathan

    fucking huge hit…that was a god awful 0-2 pitch though

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    That’s a back breaker for Detroit. HUGE hit for Gardner.

  • pop up teixeira

    yes Gardner!!

  • Sarah

    GARDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Hummingbird S.

    COmon Jeter, stop watching that pitch..

  • UncleArgyle

    Now there’s even less reason to bring in Soriano

  • Greg

    See Fister is getting the calls inside on Jeter.

    • Jetrer

      3 inches inside, not a foot inside

  • Tyrion Lannister

    On Martin’s ground out I thought they could have gotten Jorgie at 2nd. It’s almost as if Jorgie slowed up. That cost them a run.

  • Ivan

    Really? Avila threw out less than a 1/3 of would be base stealers.

  • DERP

    Finish this one off Grandy.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Jeter fists it through the hole!!!

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      My God I have such a dirty mind. hahaha

  • Tyrion Lannister

    Jeter’s clutch as always. Great piece of hitting.

  • Matty Ice

    Funny, we steal 2nd and it leaves a hole….they steal second and it’s a tailor made DP

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Haha where was the 2nd baseman??

  • Esteban

    Fortuna is favoring the Yankees so far.

  • Kiss the rings

    Let us put them away so we can save the pen for tomorrow

    • Guns of the Navarone

      The pen is WELL rested. Any more rest would equal rust.

  • pop up teixeira

    looks like they might be locked on Fister

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

    Asked last night to little response, Who wins the Gold Glove at catcher this year? Gotta be between Martin and Avila right?

    • Esteban

      So hard to compare. Martin was great, but since I only watch the Yankees, it’s hard to compare catchers defense.

      • Esteban

        I meant to say it’s hard to say how we was compared to Avila

        • Esteban

          he* goddamnit

  • Matty Ice

    wow, gift 1st strike

  • Jonathan

    WOW that was 8 inches outside

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Cannot keep giving that pitch to Fister, Randazzo!

  • CMP

    IT would be nice to blow this open and save Ro and Mo for tomorrow.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    With the 3 run lead the Yanks should start Nova in the 7th, IMO.

    • CMP

      I agree. I’d let him pitch at least until someone got on base.

  • Kiss the rings

    Even in a compliment Smoltz takes a shot. -______-

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      That’s the first -_______- I’ve seen since being at RAB.

      • Kiss the rings

        First time for everything

      • Guns of the Navarone

        Is that an edit? Was a bad word uttered?

  • Matty Ice

    Guess they pull Nova? Kinda sucks, would like to save the pen for tomorrow/the rest of the series.

    • Guns of the Navarone

      The bullpen is well rested. None of the main guys have pitched since Wednesday.

      • Guns of the Navarone

        Check that, Tuesday.

  • Darren

    The Grandy man can!!!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Come on Grandy, fist one over the wall.

    • Sarah

      I like this plan.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Someone needs to punch Randazzo on the right side of his jaw

  • Champagne_whores

    Where is the TBS crew Fister love?

  • Cy Pettitte

    bases loaded, gotta for Robbie. oh yes

  • Greg

    They are going to bring in Coke.

  • Jonathan

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE bring in Coke to face Robbie

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Ooooh they’re bringing Coke in for Cano??

    *licks chops*

  • Matty Ice

    3 runs in 4 2/3 innings….all hail the mighty Doug Fister, right TBS?

    Let’s see Cano make it 6 runs….

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Bring in the lefty to face Cano!

    Mwahahahahahahahahahahaha

    • Matty Ice

      Not just any lefty….

  • Tyrion Lannister

    If we get any more here you leave Nova in for the rest of the ballgame as long as he doesn’t get in trouble. Huge AB because we can save our big 3 relievers for the next three ballgames.

    • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

      How much rest do they need? They haven’t pitched in ages.

  • mike_h

    whos afraid of Fister now

  • Greg

    No they are going to go with Alburquerque. Interesting

  • BK2ATL

    The Yankees have figured out “#2 starter” Fister tonight. Some of us were saying that he hadn’t faced many good offenses on his run. It shows tonight. They are just waiting him out now and/or taking him to the opposite field. Fister mystique over.

    Granderson just worked one of his many long at-bats. 8 pitch walk. FYI, Granderson led the AL in pitches per plate appearance.

  • Wow

    No one better to have up here.

  • Darren

    Al Alburqurquequeque?

  • Ivan

    Isnt Al Alburquerque just another copy of Carlos Marmol.

  • flamingo

    NO WAY!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    ROBBIE!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tyrion Lannister

    ROBBIE CANO DONTCHA KNOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tom

    Ohhh… baby….

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    pass the salami

  • Matty Ice

    He hit that shit to Albequerque

  • Leggy

    Oh Robbie dont be SO MEAN!

  • Sarah

    Let’s go Cano.

  • bong hitter

    DONT YA KNO ROB CANO

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

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Fisted into right field….AND GONE!!!!

  • The Big City of Dreams

    Prince of the city!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Hummingbird S.

    Take that bitches!!!!! ROBBIE!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jonathan

    Fuck ya Robbie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jetrer

    Dontcha Know, Robinson Cano!!!!!!!!

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP

  • bobtaco

    Stay with Nova? Stay with Nova. Thanks Robbie!

    • UncleArgyle

      yup. Nova has three innings left easy. Nothing else even makes sense.

  • flamingo

    HEY GUYS, ROBBIE HEARD WE WANTED A SIGNATURE POSTSEASON MOMENT FROM HIM!

  • Justin

    CANO! B E A utiful!

  • Kiss the rings

    tigers manager should get fired for that one

  • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

    Dancing in my cubicle. W00t!!!

  • Ivan

    Robinson mothafuckin Cano.

  • mbonzo

    ROBBIE CANO! Remember when this guy couldn’t hit in the clutch?

  • Kramerica Industries

    Robbie fuckin’ Cano.

    What a titanic blast.

  • pop up teixeira

    hahahahahahaha i knew it damn!!

  • Tom

    Yeah he might do OK in the #3 spot…

  • Pat D

    I feel better now.

  • BK2ATL

    Robinson Cano puts an end to the Detroit bullpen comparison to ours. Boom. 8-1.

    #FistersERAfail

  • Sarah

    Oh Cano. He’s like, I told you I can hit anything.

  • Darren

    Perfect time for an ARod solo shot, Tartabullesuqe

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    I leave Nova in.

    • BK2ATL

      Now I agree. Leave him out there until he shows that he’s fading. The bullpen will get some work in the next couple of days. No need to burn them now.

    • Tom

      52 pitches? 7 run lead?

      I let him finish unless he gets into trouble.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    Let Supernova take us home. Save that pen for the next 3 games, especially tomorrow with Freddy and Tuesday with AJ.

  • Jesus Freak

    Doesn’t count

    It wasn’t gritty

  • ED

    Guys it’s freakin’ insane how good Robbie Cano is.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Look at his numbers the last two seasons with the bases loaded. Holy Fuck he’s amazing.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    I thought Al Alburquerque was the best 7th inning man?

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      He’s the Best Setup Man*

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

        No no, that’s Benoit. Albuquerque is The Best Strikeout Reliever In Baseball***.

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    Also happy to see Alex has hit the ball hard a couple of times.

    • Guns of the Navarone

      Agreed. Very good at bats. No results yet. And that is so key because no one is gonna pitch to Cano after tonight.

  • dontchaknow

    yes

  • Esteban

    Yankees are a bunch of chokers who can’t hit with RISP

    /Most of the people here an hour ago.

    • BK2ATL

      And like that, they’re all quiet.

  • Balboni Rzarecta

    That inning was ridiculous!

  • Sarah

    So much to like in this game.

  • RaeGun

    One more inning for Nova, then let Hughes and/or Wade finish it?

    • Jetrer

      Nova only has 55 pitches, let him finish it

  • DZ

    sexiest swing in baseball… and perfect form on the bat flip

  • 27andCounting

    Little Dougie just got Fisted.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    If these guys are this locked in we’re gonna crush HR Scherzer tomorrow. He’s a bad guy to pitch in Yankee Stadium.

  • nsalem

    Hopefully no SOROMO tonight if so a double victory.

  • Darren

    Nova needs to do what he’s done all year and pitch with a lead. No dicking around, take us to the 8th at least with no more than one more run.

  • Ivan

    Derek Jeter and A-Rod has handed down the keys to Cano and both have said, its yours now.

    • TomH

      I don’t think ARod will be saying this before he sees what next year brings for him.

  • Kiss the rings

    ALL with 2 outs that’s a back breaker

  • Derk Jeter

    I AM SO HORNY

    • Guns of the Navarone

      I laughed.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      You know, there’s websites that can help you with that….

      • Derk Jeter

        It’s all Robbie’s fault, that SLAM!!!!

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    With a 7 run lead let Nova finish it out (if he can of course).

  • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

    1st post-season grand slam for the Yanks since the epic one that Tino hit in the 1998 WS.

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

      Didn’t Ledee hit one?

    • Ivan

      Wow thats kinda hard to believe.

    • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

      Well the ESPN radio guys let me down. LOL

  • Monteroisdinero

    Robbie Cano #3 hitter for years to come.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    And we get to save SoRoMo. I think we’re likely to need more pen help with Garcia in game 2 and AJ in game 4. And even with CC in 3 you expect a close game with Verlander. Now we don’t have to worry about having to pitch them 4 straight days.

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    Murderer’s Row and Cano.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      /2006’d

  • 27andCounting

    That’s what you get for having a CRAP strikezone.

  • TomH

    This ump is getting a message from the baseball gods about his performance.

  • Champagne_whores

    Right in the pills

  • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    that grand slam, I called it at the pizza shop

    • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

      did you order your pie with Salami?

      • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

        I did order 2 pieces of pie!

        :D

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      I had a feeling he’d hit a grand slam, does that count? haha

  • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    that was an epic at-bat by vmart

  • Hummingbird S.

    Comon Nova, throw strikes and bring us home

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

    Avila hits it to Gardner. Just like they drew it up.

    • Sarah

      I was just thinking that. Gardy hardly moved to catch it.

  • Esteban

    Great job by Nova

  • V

    Like I said earlier, we’re gonna win this shit. Finish them Nova.

    • V

      Kindly go the fuck away.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    http://riveraveblues.com/2011/.....nt-2945785

    The line to high-five me is a half mile long.

  • Kiss the rings

    If only the redsox’s and yankee’s could switch 2nd basemen to get a real gritty mvp.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      If Pedroia played for the Yankees he wouldn’t be gritty. Only Red Sox players are gritty.

      /ESPN’d

      • Sarah

        He’d have to lose that facial hair. It gives him the grit.

        • pop up teixeira

          he also has to be shorter

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    I call blown save for Feliz.

    • Sarah

      A great idea. If only for the dashed hopes of Rangers fans.

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        Only have one out to go, but we’ve seen this movie before..

        • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

          Dammit, didn’t blow the save. Oh well, Tampa took one and they have Price and Hellickson with home field against Harrison and Lewis.

          • Sarah

            Yeah I like their chances. If nothing else, they can send the series to 5.

  • Tom

    Going with the long version…. nice….

  • Champagne_whores

    I miss the fat bigot guy he had better pipes

    • Evan

      I was about to say…is this not the playoffs? Where is Ronan Tynan?

      • CMP

        I think he got deported for making an off color remark about Jews.

      • Simon

        I know I wish he still sang, but he no longer does it because he made some racial remarks and so the yanks didn’t want to get involved or have any thing to do with the situation….to bad

        • Evan

          I just read the Wikipedia entry on what he said. Speaking as a jew who went to college in the UK…that was just him attempting to make banter, and he just said it to the wrong person. Too bad.

    • Accent Shallow

      “God Bless America” is a lousy song*, and doesn’t belong in the seventh inning stretch.

      *solely as a song. There are much better patriotic songs, such as, say, the freakin’ anthem.

      • Pat D

        It’s pure jingoism.

  • CMP

    She’s no Ronan Tynan.

    • Champagne_whores

      They probeley wear the same underwear.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Big Game James did not come up big tonight…

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Neither did Mr. Fister.

      • Greg

        Mister Fister.

        /petergriffinlaugh

  • Greg

    Texas ties the series at a game a piece

    • TampaYankee

      Hell yes!

  • Monteroisdinero

    Now let’s get Jesus some post season experience with a pinch hit for Jorge and all will be complete.

    • bobtaco

      That would be a forward thinking move from Girardi

      • Jetrer

        unfortunately Joe’s mind seems to be stuck in reverse

      • bobtaco

        annnnnnd… he’s not thinking that far in advance…

      • Monteroisdinero

        And that’s why it didn’t happen.

    • Champagne_whores

      Jesus is BC he is not pitching for Po this series. If martin goes down no replacement

      • Monteroisdinero

        Martin has made sure he isn’t going down by providing a baseball uppercut to the chin and balls of the ump.

        Smart guy.

  • Kiss the rings

    Hopefully that single is a sign of whats to come

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      I thought the same thing after his strong 2010 ALDS.

  • Sarah

    Hey look, Swish got a hit!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    If anyone told me before this series that we’d have an 8-1 lead in a game started by Verlander…

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      YCPB

  • Tom

    Great now we get to hear TBS talk about how Verlander can only pitch once.

    But isn’t Fister, the stud # 2 pitcher going twice vs Nova a huge advantage?

    /narrative’d

  • Kiss the rings

    Verlander threw 8 shutout inings againt the yankees this season?

    • Sarah

      I think they are talking about Scherzer.

    • Tom

      In spring training maybe?

      2 starts, 6IP each, 3ER each, 2 Detroit losses.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Smoltz has said, “assuming [the Tigers] don’t come back” 4 times in the last 2 innings. Idiot.

    • Smoltz’s hair

      If only I could come back…

  • Champagne_whores

    TBS tells us tomorrow Garcia is supposed to throw batting practice to Detroit?
    Thanks guy why even play it?

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Everyone (MSM) said that Fister would out-pitch Nova.

      I’m sick and tired of the MSM making these predictions that go against the Yankees, especially since they’ve been wrong pretty much all the time.

    • Kiss the rings

      The TBS guys took pointers from ESPN sunday night guys

    • Tyrion Lannister

      LOL, they may hit Freddy but we’ll hit too. I do give them credit for mentioning that Scherzer isn’t the type of pitcher that will fare well in Yankee Stadium against this power lineup.

  • Jesus Freak

    Kill them all, Nova

  • Esteban

    Honestly, Chrysler making Detroit the centerpiece of its new ad campaigns is pretty dumb. Does anybody have positive associations with Detroit anymore? It’s not 1955, Detroit has been a cesspool for more than a generation.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    lol I can’t believe the Red Sox’s pen had the 4th best ERA in the AL.

    • Hummingbird S.

      Bard and Papelbitch were two of the very best relievers this season, at least before september lol

      • Champagne_whores

        Yeah but they sucked at beer pong agaist slacky and slosh beckett.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      But, but, they had Daniel Bahhhhhd, and Jonathan Papelbon AKA The Greatest Closah Evahhh!

  • mt

    One worry for tomorrrow- they may start intentionally walking Cano (unless bases loaded) – putting pressure on Alex. ARod did have one deep drive to ceneter but otherwise has not looked very good at plate.

    • Champagne_whores

      Jeter
      Grandy
      Cano
      Tex
      Arod
      Swisher Fixes that.

      • mt

        Yes, but I expect Arod to be in clean-up spot tomorrow since righthander will also be starting.

  • Esteban

    Good job by Girardi moving Ribbinson to 3rd in the lineup against RHP. He deserves credit for that move.

    • Tyrion Lannister

      It should have been done a long time ago, but I do give him credit for doing it at all. It would have been very easy for him to just leave it because that’s the way it had been all season and he didn’t want to disrupt anything. Good move.

      • Esteban

        Right, you can say it should have been done earlier, but I doubt many managers would make that move at all. But it was a necessary and proper move to make, considering Teix’s decline as a LHB.

    • Guns of the Navarone

      +1

  • mt

    Evening would not be complete without another Austin Jackson strikeout.

    • Sarah

      Too bad he didn’t get on base so we could see his premium base stealing skillz.

      • mt

        Those premium skills will be coming soon.

        • Sarah

          Next year?

  • Esteban

    Nova continues to impress.

  • Kiss the rings

    Nova is pitching great but of course the sports networks will say he had a big lead to work with.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      That’s just how it works. I’ll take the winning over the media loving the Yankees. Ask Boston fans that.

    • Tom

      He’s a product of run support.

      Now Fister…. there’s a genuine #2 if we look at 10 starts against so-so competition.

      /Narrative’d

    • BK2ATL

      They already started that narrative by (paraphrasing) stating that he’s made the most of the leads given to him. He’s lucky that it was his turn.

      Meanwhile, he wasn’t given that lead until the 6th inning. But I guess that ruins their narrative.

      Cano is trying to become the new Mr. October. 6 RBIs tonight??? Wow!!!

  • Kiss the rings

    If nova finishes this games does he get the win or a save??

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      It’d have to be a win, because if it was a save, who’d get the win?

      • tom

        Yeah, CC can’t qualify for the win — by reason of not having gone 5 and of not being on the mound when the go-ahead runs scored. Just think of it like a pitcher getting taken out for injury in the 2nd inning.

        Another oddity: had those extra 4 runs not scored, and SoRoMO had completed the game, Nova would have earned the win despite throwing only 4 innings — not meeting the usual starting pitcher’s mark.

        • tom

          Should have continued “Just think of it like a pitcher getting taken out for injury in the 2nd inning” and his replacement picking up the win.

    • Jetrer

      win

  • Esteban

    Ivan “I must break you” Nova.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    Can Nova start tomorrow too?

  • BK2ATL

    Some failed narratives from tonight. Nova getting few props. #shame

    “BobKlap Bob Klapisch
    Fister gets hitters to swing at almost 40 percent of his pitches out of the strike zone. Delivery is long, complicated, lots of angles.”

    “Joelsherman1 Joel Sherman
    Walk, long pitch count which so big to #Yankees attack even in 1 inning v. Verlander is useless v. Fister (4 BBs in last 57.2IP) #Tigers”

    “Joelsherman1 Joel Sherman
    Remember ALCS last yr all talk of how will #Yankees cope with Lee and were done in by Colby Lewis? Maybe Verlander/Fister will be same”

    “Buster_ESPN Buster Olney
    Weird situation for Joe Girardi to judge: Nova throwing well, but when does he go to Soriano/Robertson/Rivera, as usual?”

    • Jesus Freak

      Thing is, Nova isn’t Gritty.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Smoltz: You look at Fister’s line and think he got bombed, unfortunately, but he really pitched good…

    Or something like that.

    • Kiss the rings

      I couldn’t believe he just said that. The icing on the cake of a Smoltz evening.

    • Tom

      Well if the runners were stranded…. his line would be:

      4.2IP, 7 hits, 3ER, 2BB

      That’s good right? ;)

      /Smoltzcompletingthenarrative’d

      • https://twitter.com/johnsc2000 JohnnyC

        As good as Smoltz pitched for the Red Sox.

    • Sarah

      Unbelievable. Just when you think it’s an improvement over ESPN, you get this level of crap.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Funny how he pitched good: (should be he pitched well, sorry for nitpicking but the guy is on National TV)

      4.2, 6 earned. Oh and two walks, didn’t he have like 5 in his last 52 innings or something like that?

  • Pat D

    Wow, Smoltz is totally oblivious to those events?

  • Darren

    Looks like Jeter hit that ball past …Jeter

  • Kiss the rings

    Is this guy really questioning if the ball Jeter got back is real? I quit.

  • mt

    Smoltz sounding bored talking about Jeter’s 3000.

    • Esteban

      at this point, it’s not THAT interesting of a topic.

    • TomH

      He’s not “talking about Jeter’s 3000.” He’s sneering at it.

  • bobtaco

    Think Michael Kay will say “This series is over!” on the post game show?

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Didn’t he say that last year after Game 1 of the ALCS?
      (Btw, thanks for bringing that up, I may have forgotten to watch the postgame.)

      • bobtaco

        Yup, he said it after the Yankees came back and stole the first game of that series…

  • Sarah

    Did you know the YS3 = Coors Field? Give me a break. I may have to switch to the radio.

  • nsalem

    Smoltz grew up in Detroit. The Tigers were his first team. He was traded for Doyle Alexander in midseason and helped them win a pennant with a 9-0 record. Alexander only had one good year after that opposed to Smoltz’s good 15 year run. Probably some hometown bias.

    • Darren

      he’s also a redneck ex-Brave

      • Jesus Freak

        he’s also a gritty ex-Red Sox

      • nsalem

        After the Yankees swept the Braves in 1999. He was the only Brave that came out for an interview. He congratulated the Yankees and he said they were the superior team and tipped his cap to them. I thought that was very gracious of him and the memory stuck with me.

  • Esteban

    #Aware

  • Kiss the rings

    They will never pitch to Cano again after that one

  • Leggy

    Cano is good at baseball isn’t he.

  • Jetrer

    this Cano kid is a pretty good hitter

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Lol AJax. Also Cano is a beast.

  • mt

    Grandy would have caught that.

  • Hummingbird S.

    robbie is just a beast

  • bobtaco

    Cano should start getting the MVP chants soon…

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Keep throwing Cano sliders…

  • CBean

    Robbie Cano is amazing.

  • Hummingbird S.

    arod looks lost.. we really need him to step up

    • lily

      he did hit the ball hard twice so thats seems to be a good sign

  • Esteban

    It would be nice if Arod got hot.

  • lily

    as much as im loving what this offense or (gardner/cano) are doing please save some runs for tomorrow. i dont want this turning out to e=be 2006 again. win bug game one and then get shut out the rest of the series

  • BK2ATL

    Why is it that these national broadcasts love to take shots at YS3’s dimensions, yet they orgasmed over Tampa’s two 300 foot HRs in Tampa on Wednesday? Not a word said about that.

  • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    that was definitely not a strike

  • jay

    thats a “I want to go home” call

  • bobtaco

    How did this guy get elected as a post season umpire? Terrible.

  • Champagne_whores

    So why does Darling hate us?

    • Jesus Freak

      Don’t Mets fans hate the Yanks.

    • bobtaco

      Mets bias.

    • https://twitter.com/johnsc2000 JohnnyC

      Grew up a Red Sox fan and played for the Mets.

    • Greg

      He’s a Mets guy.

    • Champagne_whores

      Well he should have been happy on those long plane rides back in his Mets days. Plenty of coke for everyone.

      • bobtaco

        cough… Strawberry, Gooden, Cone… cough… cough…

  • Esteban

    How many people could have predicted at the beginning of the season that Nova would be dominant in a Game 1 playoff start (yes relief appearance, I know, but whatever)

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Jesse Barns went 7 innings in that game not 8.2, way to do your research TBS.

    http://www.baseball-reference......0070.shtml

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      yes, I dug up a game from 1921 to prove TBS wrong.

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        Ah, I was wondering if you saw it yourself! haha

      • forensic

        Look later in that series. They are correct.

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          Even in that game it was 8.1 IP, not 8.2, but I am nitpicking this waaaaaaaaaaaaay to much…

          http://www.baseball-reference......0110.shtml

          • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

            It’s National TV, they should be right on the money with these things.

            • forensic

              He was, rewind it if you have a dvr.

          • forensic

            He said 8.1, not 8.2.

  • Esteban

    I honestly think the announcing team has been pretty good and unbiased. Too many people are hearing bias without it being there. I guess we need something to complain about since the game is going so well

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      I’ve liked Darling and Anderson, but Smoltz has been dreadful.

    • Evan

      With Smolts, it’s all about track record in my head. I can’t not hear bias when he speaks.

    • Champagne_whores

      They did everything but lick Fisters balls tonight.

      • Esteban

        Really? I think you’re overreacting a little bit.

  • mbonzo

    I don’t think this announcing is bad at all. If you guys are gonna complain about it now, just wait for the FOX games.

  • Esteban

    Wuh ohs

    • Esteban

      Hit him right in the butt

  • Kiss the rings

    3 more out and the yanks win and Smoltz could call the redsox and tell them he tried to do his best.

  • Thomas Cassidy

    Will Smoltz shut the fuck up?

    “Hurr Nova can’t get a complete game.”

    He’s butthurt about not having as many rings as Jeter and the guys.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      I’ll still take him over Buck and McCarver IF the Yankees make the ALCS.

  • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    ha hit him in the ass

  • Hummingbird S.

    Is that Mo throwing in the pen? Really?

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Please tell me Rivera’s just warming up just to warm up…

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Ok Ayala is warming, sorry for the mini panic.

    • Greg

      Yep.

      Ayala is up in the emergency spot.

  • Jesus Freak

    IF Nova keeps this up, he’ll be almost as good as Casey Kelly

    /KLaw’d

    • Sarah

      KLaw not as impressed with Casey Kelly this year.

      • Esteban

        It’s only because he was traded from the Sox

        /inevitable comment accusing Klaw of loving the Sox.

  • Ivan

    I still let him finish the game though.

  • Darren

    Nova should have been taken out after he got hit. We could maybe use an inning from him on Tuesday ( his threw day) after AJ gets bombed and hughes flames out in relief.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Just got out of work….I only have three words: Ivan Fuckin Nova.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Three more words: Robinson Fuckin Cano

      3 hits, a Grand Slam, and 6 RBI

      • Chen Meng Wang

        I love it, I actually got to watch the grandslam, everybody at the restaurant I work at is a yankee fan and we went nuts.

  • TomH

    Nova’s neck action reminds me of Richard Widmark playing bad guys in the movies.

  • Esteban

    Ok settle down, finish this off por favor.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    What an awesome job by a pitcher not as good as Doug Fister.

  • Hummingbird S.

    I have no doubt in my mind Ayala is gonna give up at least 2 runs, possibly 3 or 4.

    • bobtaco

      Would be good not to have to test the O’Neil theory tomorrow…

      • Hummingbird S.

        I dont know why but Ayala is a pitcher I do not trust at all even though he has good numbers (in low leverage situations)

        • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

          He’s the best mop-up man in the history of the game.

    • BK2ATL

      You called it.

  • Esteban

    Clap for that man.

  • BK2ATL

    Nova ran out of gas!!!!! Great job by the kid!!!

    Just bring in Mariano to get these last 2 outs and end this game. No Ayala.

    • Matt

      Yes, bring in Rivera with an 8 run lead, the tying run 4 more baserunners away, and 3 straight games coming up without an off day, just to symbolically shut down a game that is already long over.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      Really? In an 8 run game?

    • BK2ATL

      What were you guys saying???

      The save category is overrated. Mariano is the ultimate game finisher.

      • Matt

        We were saying that it was a dumb thing to do, which it still was. It wasn’t even a save situation yet at that point.

  • Darren

    Blruhwihh- lwrheuuouu -camerrraaaa!ozoi

    /TBS Director

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    For some reason I always get chills when a starting pitcher gets an ovation like that.

  • tom

    Obviously this game’s on ice and it’s not going to matter, but Girardi always seems to wait at least one batter too long to take a pitcher out.

  • Jonathan

    3 pitches and the ump is 0 for 3

  • S

    fuck this ump

  • Kiss the rings

    That pitch track thing in the corner is only making me angry at the ump. He is being consistent both ways but it is dreadful.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Kind of sad that Ivan looses the shutout…

  • Sarah

    Ball not hit hard enough to turn 2?

    • Chen Meng Wang

      Not at all, broken bat 5-6 hops to get to jeets

  • Champagne_whores

    TBS terrible
    10 more wins boys and its parade time

  • Hummingbird S.

    Ayala is just awful..

  • Kiss the rings

    This is why Ayala’s era is so low

  • Jonathan

    …..Ayala gives up a seeing eye single and he’s having a hard time closing it out?? REALLY?

    • Hummingbird S.

      hes having a hard time throwing a goddamn strike..

  • Evan

    Anyone else wish that this was Bartolo instead of Ayala?

  • https://twitter.com/johnsc2000 JohnnyC

    Ayala is not good. Not a major deal but I would have preferred Noesi in the roster.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Ok, at least if more runs score it’s not on Nova.

  • Sarah

    I wish we had another fireman like DRob in the pen. Not because it matters but because I hate watching Ayala.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    Get Mo in this game right now. End it, Joe.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Jesus jumped up Christ. Please no more momentum for them late in the game.

  • The Big City of Dreams

    SMH

  • Esteban

    Why is Mo coming in? What the hell?

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Good God Ayala, just get one out! That’s it, one! C’mon!!!

  • CBean

    Ayala sucks. I can’t believe they have to go to Mo.

  • bobtaco

    jesus… not montero… sigh.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Wow, way to completely shit on Nova’s start and make us use Mo. Thanks Ayala.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Fuck You Ayala…there is no reason for Enter Sandman to be playing in the bronx tonight.

  • jay

    Waste of Mo.

  • Sarah

    Excellent plan, Joe.

  • Jonathan

    No need for Rivera here. not after a couple of dinks

  • TomH

    Disgusting that he had to bring in Rivera.

  • Matt

    Terrible move by Girardi that could have ramifications going forward in this series.

    The tying run is still 2 batters away, and both of the balls that Ayala gave up were perfectly placed. No need to use Rivera here, and especially with the lack of off days.

    • Jetrer

      meh, only one batter, and he was throwing anyways, shouldn’t have any effect going forward
      I agree that that it was unnecessary given the circumstances though

  • Bill R

    This is damn ridiculous there should have been no need for Mo in this game! Ayala sucks and better be left of the ALCS roster and not see the field again this series!

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Let’s worry about having an ALCS roster before worrying about a garbage mop-up guy making said roster.

  • Ivan

    Ugh….Last thing you want is Mo wasting much needed bullets in blowout in the postseason.

    • Greg

      3 pitches

  • ArchStanton

    Way to go Ayala. See, he really wasn’t purposely letting Tampa come back the other night.

  • Tyrion Lannister

    I don’t think we’ll see Ayala make another series. BUT HIS ERA IS SPARKLING LOW! That’s because he always comes in with other people’s men on base and in garbage time.

  • Greg

    To be fair to Ayala, a bloop single and two soft ground balls

  • TampaYankee

    Wow, losing the game for us in the finale, now this Ayala?

    You’re great. Clearly you can only do well in non-clutch situations. Take a seat, don’t get back up.

    I’d rather see fat boy Colon in the pen, and he pulls his Manny act and I’d still rather see him.

  • Kiss the rings

    Ayala needs to go to the same kitchen as freddy garcia so we can get his roster spot

  • The Big City of Dreams

    Mo is great

  • Tyrion Lannister

    That’s how you do it, Ayala.

  • alittleblackegg

    That was fast.

  • Ivan

    Damn lmaooooo that was easy.

  • Esteban

    Oh well. It was only 3 pitches.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    10 more wins, folks.

  • Sarah

    Ayala should pay attention. Mo throws a first pitch strike.

  • Darren

    I love Mo so very, very much!!

  • Leggy

    3 pitches.

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    that’s good, will ensure Mo is sharp tomorrow.

  • tom

    Well, that was easy.

  • Chen Meng Wang

    Game one in the books…ten more until party time.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    Just end it on 3 pitches.

  • Kiss the rings

    Good morning, Good afternoon, Goodnight!!!

  • BK2ATL

    Any questions about bringing in Mariano now???

    Game over. We win!!!

    Nice job, guys!!!

    • Matt

      Umm, yes. It was a 6 run game and the tying run was not even at the plate yet. Even Ayala would have probably gotten out of that jam without it even getting close to scary if you gave him the chance.

      • BK2ATL

        The goal is to win the game. One game at a time.

  • Ethan

    Mo, Boss.

  • forensic

    Fuck you Luis Ayala.

    That is all.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      But, but, but, he had an ERA of 2.09 in the regular season!

      • Sarah

        His WHIP must be like…2 or 3. He’s terrible at stranding runners.

        • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

          Surprisingly, he has a 1.27 WHIP this season.

          I swear, usually the numbers don’t lie, but this is definitely one of those occurrences.

  • Sarah

    YAY! We win!

  • Ivan

    One down, 10 to go.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    10.

  • mt

    Sounds as if Ron Darling is hopeful about there being residual effect from Tiger mnini-comebacka nd then forcing to use Rivera – Phillies had to bring in Madsen after Cardinals narrowed 11-3 to 11-6 so I guess theer should be “residual effect” on them too.

    I just hope ARod gets it together because I see them pitching around Cano. He looks so lost.

    Favorite comment: Yanks did not use Rivera on Wednesday to close out game much to the disappointment of Red Sox fans (that’s right!)

    • https://twitter.com/johnsc2000 JohnnyC

      Darling that Yalie throwing his vocabulary around…residual…ha!

  • tom

    So, I blinked — did Mo pitch?

    That should barely count as an appearance.

    • Esteban

      The complaining about it (and I did too) lasted longer than the appearance.

  • Pat D

    1 down, 10 to go.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    That’s now 17 wins in the postseason for the Yankees since the last time the Red Sox won a postseason game.

    /HadTo

  • Esteban

    We play today, We win today. Das it.

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      /MarianoDuncan’d

  • ED

    Ten more wins!

  • forensic

    Was there anything more predictable than Ayala allowing the inherited runners to hurt Nova’s line but then having the next reliever not allow Ayala’s runs to score? Nice shiny 0.00 era still.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      That 9th inning was a definition of Ayala’s season.

    • Esteban

      A good reason why ERA isn’t a great stat for relievers.

  • Bill R

    Mo like a BOSS out there!

  • Esteban

    How good is Cano? Can we talk about that?

    • BK2ATL

      I think everyone will be talking about it. We already knew how great he was.

      They will be pitching around him with A-Rod looking lost out there. Should be interesting tomorrow.

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    “Such a Uuuge, Uuuge performance by Nova.”

    /Kay’d