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

917 Comments»

  1. swishers fauxhawk says:

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

  2. Plank says:

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

  3. Tyrion Lannister says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

        • Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

          Games 2 and 5.

          • Guns of the Navarone says:

            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.

  4. Rey22 says:

    So….is this game happening or…?

  5. Tyrion Lannister says:

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

    • Guns of the Navarone says:

      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.

  6. Guns of the Navarone says:

    Cano has a UUUUUGE game tonight. Cano.

  7. MP says:

    O/U Fister jokes?

  8. CMP says:

    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.

  9. well you know says:

    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.

  10. Plank says:

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

  11. Darren says:

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

  12. ED says:

    Jorge! Leadoff hitter!

  13. Guns of the Navarone says:

    Let’s go baby!

  14. Mariano's Pimp Hand says:

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

  15. Greg says:

    Here we come

  16. Joe D. says:

    Russel hustle!

  17. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  18. Esteban says:

    Not a bad start/resuming

  19. Guns of the Navarone says:

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

  20. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Thanks for playing Jorge.

  21. Tyrion Lannister says:

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

  22. Guns of the Navarone says:

    Fuck

  23. Tom says:

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

  24. Cy Pettitte says:

    what the fuck are you doing Jorge?

  25. Kramerica Industries says:

    Posada goes first to third, miraculously.

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

  26. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  27. Jetrer says:

    Posada is the worst fucking baserunner ever

  28. Hall and Nokes says:

    Even by Jorge’s standards, that was brutal.

  29. Esteban says:

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

  30. Karl Krawfid says:

    you have to be kidding me Posada.

  31. DZ says:

    Jorge… gtfo.

    but also gardner can’t swing at that first pitch

  32. Pants Lendel-'Stros. says:

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

  33. V says:

    I will not miss Jorge’s baserunning.

  34. Tyrion Lannister says:

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

  35. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    lol. a balk.

  36. CMP says:

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

  37. Greg says:

    Balk bails out Jorge.

  38. Joe D. says:

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

  39. Esteban says:

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

  40. Kramerica Industries says:

    Nice balk.

  41. dalelama says:

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

  42. Guns of the Navarone says:

    Gotta take advantage and get that run in though.

  43. Avi says:

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

  44. Mariano's Pimp Hand says:

    Is Fister’s fastball usually about 89-90?

  45. Jetrer says:

    Captain Clutch

  46. Kramerica Industries says:

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

  47. mt says:

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

  48. Greg says:

    Looks like the ump is giving Fister the outside a bit

  49. pop up teixeira says:

    come on Granderson, drive these runs in

  50. Guns of the Navarone says:

    3-2 curveball

  51. Sarah says:

    RISP fail. But maybe they rattled him.

  52. Karl Krawfid says:

    Complete choke job.

  53. Guns of the Navarone says:

    That was a shit-ton of fail.

  54. Tyrion Lannister says:

    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 says:

      cant blame Jorge because of the balk.

      • Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

      • Matt says:

        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 says:

          Again fallacy of the predetermined outcome.

        • Mike Axisa says:

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

          • Matt says:

            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 says:

              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.

        • Esteban says:

          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 says:

            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.

  55. Kramerica Industries says:

    0-6 with RISP, according to Anderson.

    It took only two innings to accumulate that number.

  56. C says:

    That sucked

  57. Greg says:

    Hmm… Fister’s fastball seems to be quicker.

    Cant blame Jorge for that

  58. Pants Lendel-'Stros. says:

    They are soooooooo losing this game.

  59. Cuso says:

    not great right there

  60. pop up teixeira says:

    damn, got bailed out

  61. Esteban says:

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

  62. CMP says:

    Shit.

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

  63. Matt says:

    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.

  64. Champagne_whores says:

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

    • Kramerica Industries says:

      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.

  65. Tyrion Lannister says:

    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.

  66. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  67. DZ says:

    “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

  68. ED says:

    One pitch, one out. Me gusta.

  69. Joe D. says:

    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?

  70. Sarah says:

    1-2-3 for Nova! Very good.

  71. Tyrion Lannister says:

    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.

  72. Guns of the Navarone says:

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

    • mt says:

      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 says:

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

        • Kramerica Industries says:

          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.

    • Kramerica Industries says:

      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.

  73. The Fallen Phoenix says:

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

  74. pop up teixeira says:

    nice Nova

  75. Champagne_whores says:

    Nova will kill them for 5 innings then ro to mo

  76. stuart a says:

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

    way to go Jorge…….

  77. Jesse says:

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

  78. Dela G says:

    LEGGOOO, Yanks!!

  79. swishers fauxhawk says:

    This freaking inside strike.

  80. Jonathan says:

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

  81. Esteban says:

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

  82. Sarah says:

    Oh ARod…

  83. Wooderson says:

    how are these guys missing his fastball?

  84. Kramerica Industries says:

    Nice AB, Tex.

  85. Dela G says:

    fister looked sharp that inning

  86. ED says:

    YANKEES: Stop striking out, please.

  87. Tyrion Lannister says:

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

  88. Guns of the Navarone says:

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

  89. Jesse says:

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

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

  90. Accent Shallow says:

    Has Teixeira ever hit a changeup?

    Jeez.

  91. Greg says:

    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.

  92. dalelama says:

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

  93. Guns of the Navarone says:

    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.

  94. Champagne_whores says:

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

  95. Hummingbird S. says:

    awesome choke job by the offense so far

  96. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  97. Guns of the Navarone says:

    Don’t do it Delmon.

  98. Jonathan says:

    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.

  99. Champagne_whores says:

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

  100. mbonzo says:

    Stadium looks kinda empty for a playoff game.

    • Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

      • mbonzo says:

        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.

  101. Guns of the Navarone says:

    Hey look there are fans at the game!!!

  102. Tyrion Lannister says:

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

    • Guns of the Navarone says:

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

  103. pop up teixeira says:

    whoa… struck out the yankee killer!

  104. CMP says:

    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.

  105. Jonathan says:

    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

  106. V says:

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

    • Esteban says:

      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?

  107. Redsox Lose=Happy me says:

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

  108. mbonzo says:

    I’m feeling Jorge might juice one tonight.

  109. Hall and Nokes says:

    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.

  110. alittleblackegg says:

    “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.

  111. Guns of the Navarone says:

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

    • mt says:

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

      • Tom says:

        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)

  112. Hummingbird S. says:

    Its like they are swinging with their eyes closed

  113. Tom says:

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

  114. dalelama says:

    Someone please put Posada out of his fucking misery.

  115. DLDEAN says:

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

  116. Kramerica Industries says:

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

    So nice job striking out a fricken ton against him.

  117. Greg says:

    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.

  118. CMP says:

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

  119. Champagne_whores says:

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

  120. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  121. lily says:

    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

  122. Redsox Lose=Happy me says:

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

  123. bk says:

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

  124. First Time Poster says:

    Good game this far

  125. Ivan says:

    Nova getting a little Joe Pesci there.

  126. pop up teixeira says:

    3-2 slider, talk about confidence

  127. Guns of the Navarone says:

    Dear TBS,

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

    Thanks

  128. 27andCounting says:

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

  129. Cy Pettitte says:

    Nova is not a Randazzo fan

  130. Jonathan says:

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

  131. mbonzo says:

    New strike zone, sweet.

  132. Hummingbird S. says:

    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

  133. Cy Pettitte says:

    fake Mike Francesa on twitter:

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

    lmao.

  134. 27andCounting says:

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

  135. Hummingbird S. says:

    oh shit, here we go.. settle down Nova

  136. pop up teixeira says:

    please get out of this

  137. Esteban says:

    WOOOOOOOO

  138. Cy Pettitte says:

    Jeter!!!!!

  139. Alex S says:

    Fuck Yea!

  140. mbonzo says:

    JETER!

  141. Sarah says:

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

  142. Ivan says:

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

  143. Hummingbird S. says:

    awesome play Jeets!

  144. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    When did Posada get traded to the Tigers?

  145. Champagne_whores says:

    No talk about jeters great throw nice TBS

  146. Kramerica Industries says:

    Beautiful play there.

    Now get noted Yankee Killer Wilson Betemit out.

  147. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  148. mbonzo says:

    Uhoh, not Betemit.

  149. Greg says:

    So both teams waste an opportunity

  150. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  151. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    So awesome.

  152. lily says:

    phewwww that woulda sucked if they scored

  153. TomH says:

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

  154. pop up teixeira says:

    that was close

  155. Sayid J. says:

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

  156. Sarah says:

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

  157. Guns of the Navarone says:

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

  158. Tyrion Lannister says:

    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.

  159. mbonzo says:

    Momentum.

  160. Tom says:

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

  161. Hall and Nokes says:

    It’s time to score like six runs

  162. Champagne_whores says:

    Betimite without him we have no Swiher,

  163. Ivan says:

    Gardner get this mothafucker started now.

  164. mbonzo says:

    This strikezone is just dumb.

  165. Tyler says:

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

  166. 27andCounting says:

    Lets hang a snowman.

  167. Champagne_whores says:

    I think Darling is dating Fister.

  168. Greg says:

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

  169. mbonzo says:

    Thought it was gone, damnit.

  170. Ivan says:

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

  171. Hummingbird S. says:

    it looks like Jeter of the beginning of the season

  172. Kramerica Industries says:

    Fister has put 11 straight.

    Brutal.

  173. mt says:

    Finally a baserunner.

  174. Hummingbird S. says:

    Comon Cano, more than grounder to second please

  175. Guns of the Navarone says:

    Dontcha know

  176. TomH says:

    It’s time for Cano to get going.

  177. Cy Pettitte says:

    ROBBIE!!!!

  178. Tyrion Lannister says:

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

  179. Hummingbird S. says:

    Hows that not a HR???

  180. flamingo says:

    ROBBIE!

  181. mbonzo says:

    CANO! That ball had to be gone.

  182. Ivan says:

    They gotta at least review that.

  183. Esteban says:

    My reaction to that was YESSS. NOOOO. YESSSSS.

  184. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    That looked like a homer…

  185. Kramerica Industries says:

    JUST missed it.

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

  186. Tyler says:

    That’s soooooooo sickening

  187. pop up teixeira says:

    yes now that’s what im talkin about Cano!

  188. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    hit the top of the wall, totally a HR.

  189. Ivan says:

    Meh, it was a double.

  190. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  191. Tom says:

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

  192. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  193. Greg says:

    Looks like a double

  194. Cy Pettitte says:

    why did the fans back away instead of catching it?

  195. Guns of the Navarone says:

    Damn.

  196. V says:

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

  197. TomH says:

    Damn kid shoulda grabbed it

  198. Mike Axisa says:

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

  199. mbonzo says:

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

  200. CMP says:

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

  201. Tyler says:

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

  202. Hummingbird S. says:

    that ball touched the fan and came back

  203. Guns of the Navarone says:

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

  204. dalelama says:

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

  205. mt says:

    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?

  206. JB says:

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

  207. Kramerica Industries says:

    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.

  208. Hummingbird S. says:

    Comon A-Rod, time to get over your suckiness

  209. Guns of the Navarone says:

    Oh well, keep it movin Alex!

  210. 27andCounting says:

    ok now lets score 7 more runs.

  211. Tyrion Lannister says:

    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.

  212. bong hitter says:

    AROD CHOKED!

  213. Guns of the Navarone says:

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

  214. jay says:

    arod just missed that one

  215. Kramerica Industries says:

    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.

  216. CMP says:

    A Rod with the warning track power.

  217. Greg says:

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

  218. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  219. Hall and Nokes says:

    3 well hit fly balls and a clean liner that inning

  220. Champagne_whores says:

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

  221. Greg says:

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

  222. Greg says:

    Why do you walk him?

  223. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  224. CMP says:

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

  225. Kramerica Industries says:

    Nova has no command of his breaking stuff right now.

  226. Stratman9652 says:

    Evan Longoria is a beast. That is all.

  227. Ivan says:

    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.

  228. Hummingbird S. says:

    Could really use a DP here..

  229. Tyrion Lannister says:

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

  230. Jonathan says:

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

  231. swishers fauxhawk says:

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

  232. Sarah says:

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

  233. Jesse says:

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

  234. mbonzo says:

    YES BABIP!

  235. Tyrion Lannister says:

    Wow, that worked out well. Good job Nova.

  236. Esteban says:

    That was fortuitous.

  237. Jetrer says:

    better to be lucky than good…

  238. Greg says:

    Right place.

  239. Hummingbird S. says:

    YES!

  240. Ivan says:

    Hahahaha nice.

  241. Sarah says:

    AJax is going to be a premium basestealer someday?

    As he runs into a double play. Awesome.

  242. Cy Pettitte says:

    that was epic.

  243. Jesse says:

    Awesome break for the Yankees.

  244. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Haha. epic fail.

  245. jay says:

    Thank you baseball gods…

  246. Kramerica Industries says:

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

    No complaints.

  247. Cuso says:

    Sweet, sweet luck

  248. ED says:

    Holy moly what a break!

  249. Guns of the Navarone says:

    Lucky and good!

  250. DERP says:

    WTF TBS. I wanted to see that.

  251. Mike Axisa says:

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

  252. Cy Pettitte says:

    Swish!

  253. mbonzo says:

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

  254. pop up teixeira says:

    nice double play

  255. Hall and Nokes says:

    Well. Inning over, then.

  256. Jonathan says:

    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”.

  257. CMP says:

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

  258. Jesse says:

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

  259. Tyrion Lannister says:

    TBS is the worst.

  260. Ivan says:

    Swish with the D.

  261. Greg says:

    Epic fail by TBS

  262. Sarah says:

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

  263. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    GJ TBS camera crew.

  264. Champagne_whores says:

    TBS BLOWS how do they keep getting post season ball?

  265. Stratman9652 says:

    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.

  266. anthony says:

    Good going TBS.

  267. Cuso says:

    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.

  268. Darren says:

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

  269. Jared says:

    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.

  270. Tyler says:

    TBS…very funny (camera work)

  271. Stratman9652 says:

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

  272. Balboni Rzarecta says:

    Time for the bottom of the lineup to do something

  273. Matt says:

    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.

  274. Tyrion Lannister says:

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

  275. Jesse says:

    Nice oppo double Tex.

  276. Guns of the Navarone says:

    Yay Teix

  277. Mike Axisa says:

    Tex the other way!

  278. Ivan says:

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

  279. CMP says:

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

  280. Cuso says:

    Yanks figured Fister out: go the other way.

  281. Jonathan says:

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

  282. Tom says:

    Do…. not… bunt….

  283. Matty Ice says:

    Please dont bunt

  284. Tyler says:

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

  285. Kiss the rings says:

    TBS(Total BS) is dreadful

  286. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Pinch hit with Jesus here please.

  287. Ivan says:

    BS Strike 3.

  288. Guns of the Navarone says:

    That was a HELL of a pitch.

  289. Champagne_whores says:

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

  290. Matty Ice says:

    Bullshit strike call

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

  291. mt says:

    Swisher complete and utter futility in postseason continues.

  292. Guns of the Navarone says:

    Posada leans away from a changeup away???

  293. pop up teixeira says:

    don’t waste the leadoff double please. Thanks

  294. Wow says:

    Can I get a pinch umpire?

  295. Kiss the rings says:

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

  296. Greg says:

    Fister is living on that low outside corner.

  297. Matty Ice says:

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

  298. Tyrion Lannister says:

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

  299. Guns of the Navarone says:

    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.

  300. Tom says:

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

  301. Sarah says:

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

  302. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    Russ wants that pitch back.

  303. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Squeeze!!

  304. Champagne_whores says:

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

  305. Guns of the Navarone says:

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

  306. Tyrion Lannister says:

    BRETT GARDNER!!!!!!!

  307. Kiss the rings says:

    letz ggooooooo

  308. Ivan says:

    HUGE!!!!!!

  309. Guns of the Navarone says:

    FISTED!!!!!!!!!!

  310. Jetrer says:

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

  311. Cy Pettitte says:

    GARDY!!!!

  312. Matty Ice says:

    GARDY!

    Now steal 2nd.

  313. mbonzo says:

    Gardner is hot!

  314. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    CLUTCH!!

  315. Champagne_whores says:

    My bad that was gritty.

  316. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  317. Esteban says:

    The Chokers are managing to score somehow.

  318. Cuso says:

    Gardy!!!!!!!

    Atta keeeeeeeeeeeeed!!!!!!!!

  319. Greg says:

    Gardner!

  320. DZ says:

    Brett mother fucking gardner

  321. Jonathan says:

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

  322. Jesse says:

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

  323. pop up teixeira says:

    yes Gardner!!

  324. Sarah says:

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

  325. Hummingbird S. says:

    COmon Jeter, stop watching that pitch..

  326. UncleArgyle says:

    Now there’s even less reason to bring in Soriano

  327. Greg says:

    See Fister is getting the calls inside on Jeter.

  328. Tyrion Lannister says:

    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.

  329. Ivan says:

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

  330. DERP says:

    Finish this one off Grandy.

  331. Cy Pettitte says:

    Jeter fists it through the hole!!!

  332. Tyrion Lannister says:

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

  333. Matty Ice says:

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

  334. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Haha where was the 2nd baseman??

  335. Esteban says:

    Fortuna is favoring the Yankees so far.

  336. Kiss the rings says:

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

  337. pop up teixeira says:

    looks like they might be locked on Fister

  338. Stratman9652 says:

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

  339. Matty Ice says:

    wow, gift 1st strike

  340. Jonathan says:

    WOW that was 8 inches outside

  341. Cuso says:

    Cannot keep giving that pitch to Fister, Randazzo!

  342. CMP says:

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

  343. Jesse says:

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

  344. Kiss the rings says:

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

  345. Matty Ice says:

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

  346. Darren says:

    The Grandy man can!!!

  347. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Come on Grandy, fist one over the wall.

  348. Cuso says:

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

  349. Champagne_whores says:

    Where is the TBS crew Fister love?

  350. Cy Pettitte says:

    bases loaded, gotta for Robbie. oh yes

  351. Greg says:

    They are going to bring in Coke.

  352. Jonathan says:

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE bring in Coke to face Robbie

  353. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Ooooh they’re bringing Coke in for Cano??

    *licks chops*

  354. Matty Ice says:

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

    Let’s see Cano make it 6 runs….

  355. Jesse says:

    Bring in the lefty to face Cano!

    Mwahahahahahahahahahahaha

  356. Tyrion Lannister says:

    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.

  357. mike_h says:

    whos afraid of Fister now

  358. Greg says:

    No they are going to go with Alburquerque. Interesting

  359. BK2ATL says:

    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.

  360. Wow says:

    No one better to have up here.

  361. Darren says:

    Al Alburqurquequeque?

  362. Ivan says:

    Isnt Al Alburquerque just another copy of Carlos Marmol.

  363. flamingo says:

    NO WAY!!!

  364. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  365. Tyrion Lannister says:

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

  366. Tom says:

    Ohhh… baby….

  367. Matty Ice says:

    He hit that shit to Albequerque

  368. Leggy says:

    Oh Robbie dont be SO MEAN!

  369. Sarah says:

    Let’s go Cano.

  370. bong hitter says:

    DONT YA KNO ROB CANO

  371. Mike Axisa says:

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM

  372. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  373. The Big City of Dreams says:

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

  374. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  375. Jonathan says:

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

  376. Jetrer says:

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

  377. Jesse says:

    MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP

  378. bobtaco says:

    Stay with Nova? Stay with Nova. Thanks Robbie!

  379. flamingo says:

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

  380. Justin says:

    CANO! B E A utiful!

  381. Kiss the rings says:

    tigers manager should get fired for that one

  382. Mariano's Pimp Hand says:

    Dancing in my cubicle. W00t!!!

  383. Ivan says:

    Robinson mothafuckin Cano.

  384. mbonzo says:

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

  385. Kramerica Industries says:

    Robbie fuckin’ Cano.

    What a titanic blast.

  386. pop up teixeira says:

    hahahahahahaha i knew it damn!!

  387. Tom says:

    Yeah he might do OK in the #3 spot…

  388. Pat D says:

    I feel better now.

  389. BK2ATL says:

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

    #FistersERAfail

  390. Sarah says:

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

  391. Darren says:

    Perfect time for an ARod solo shot, Tartabullesuqe

  392. Tyrion Lannister says:

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

  393. Jesus Freak says:

    Doesn’t count

    It wasn’t gritty

  394. ED says:

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

  395. Jesse says:

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

  396. Nuke LaDoosh says:

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

    • Guns of the Navarone says:

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

  397. dontchaknow says:

    yes

  398. Esteban says:

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

    /Most of the people here an hour ago.

  399. Balboni Rzarecta says:

    That inning was ridiculous!

  400. Sarah says:

    So much to like in this game.

  401. RaeGun says:

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

  402. DZ says:

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

  403. 27andCounting says:

    Little Dougie just got Fisted.

  404. Tyrion Lannister says:

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

  405. nsalem says:

    Hopefully no SOROMO tonight if so a double victory.

  406. Darren says:

    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.

  407. Ivan says:

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

  408. Kiss the rings says:

    ALL with 2 outs that’s a back breaker

  409. Derk Jeter says:

    I AM SO HORNY

  410. Jesse says:

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

  411. Mariano's Pimp Hand says:

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

  412. Monteroisdinero says:

    Robbie Cano #3 hitter for years to come.

  413. Tyrion Lannister says:

    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.

  414. Nuke LaDoosh says:

    Murderer’s Row and Cano.

  415. 27andCounting says:

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

  416. TomH says:

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

  417. Champagne_whores says:

    Right in the pills

  418. Dela G says:

    that grand slam, I called it at the pizza shop

  419. Dela G says:

    that was an epic at-bat by vmart

  420. Hummingbird S. says:

    Comon Nova, throw strikes and bring us home

  421. Mike Axisa says:

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

  422. Esteban says:

    Great job by Nova

  423. V says:

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

  424. Guns of the Navarone says:

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

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

  425. Kiss the rings says:

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

  426. Jesse says:

    I call blown save for Feliz.

  427. Tom says:

    Going with the long version…. nice….

  428. Champagne_whores says:

    I miss the fat bigot guy he had better pipes

    • Evan says:

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

      • CMP says:

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

      • Simon says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

      “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.

  429. CMP says:

    She’s no Ronan Tynan.

  430. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Big Game James did not come up big tonight…

  431. Greg says:

    Texas ties the series at a game a piece

  432. Monteroisdinero says:

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

  433. Kiss the rings says:

    Hopefully that single is a sign of whats to come

  434. Sarah says:

    Hey look, Swish got a hit!

  435. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  436. Tom says:

    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

  437. Kiss the rings says:

    Verlander threw 8 shutout inings againt the yankees this season?

  438. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  439. Champagne_whores says:

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

  440. Jesus Freak says:

    Kill them all, Nova

  441. Esteban says:

    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.

  442. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  443. mt says:

    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.

  444. Esteban says:

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

    • Tyrion Lannister says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

      +1

  445. mt says:

    Evening would not be complete without another Austin Jackson strikeout.

  446. Esteban says:

    Nova continues to impress.

  447. Kiss the rings says:

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

    • Jesse says:

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

    • Tom says:

      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 says:

      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!!!

  448. Kiss the rings says:

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

    • Jesse says:

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

      • tom says:

        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 says:

          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.

  449. Esteban says:

    Ivan “I must break you” Nova.

  450. Tyrion Lannister says:

    Can Nova start tomorrow too?

  451. BK2ATL says:

    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?”

  452. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

    Or something like that.

  453. Pat D says:

    Wow, Smoltz is totally oblivious to those events?

  454. Darren says:

    Looks like Jeter hit that ball past …Jeter

  455. Kiss the rings says:

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

  456. mt says:

    Smoltz sounding bored talking about Jeter’s 3000.

  457. bobtaco says:

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

  458. Sarah says:

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

  459. nsalem says:

    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.

  460. Esteban says:

    #Aware

  461. Kiss the rings says:

    They will never pitch to Cano again after that one

  462. Leggy says:

    Cano is good at baseball isn’t he.

  463. Jetrer says:

    this Cano kid is a pretty good hitter

  464. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    Lol AJax. Also Cano is a beast.

  465. mt says:

    Grandy would have caught that.

  466. Hummingbird S. says:

    robbie is just a beast

  467. bobtaco says:

    Cano should start getting the MVP chants soon…

  468. Guns of the Navarone says:

    Keep throwing Cano sliders…

  469. CBean says:

    Robbie Cano is amazing.

  470. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  471. Esteban says:

    It would be nice if Arod got hot.

  472. lily says:

    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

  473. BK2ATL says:

    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.

  474. Dela G says:

    that was definitely not a strike

  475. jay says:

    thats a “I want to go home” call

  476. bobtaco says:

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

  477. Champagne_whores says:

    So why does Darling hate us?

  478. Esteban says:

    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)

  479. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

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

  480. Esteban says:

    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

  481. mbonzo says:

    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.

  482. Esteban says:

    Wuh ohs

  483. Kiss the rings says:

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

  484. Thomas Cassidy says:

    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.

  485. Dela G says:

    ha hit him in the ass

  486. Hummingbird S. says:

    Is that Mo throwing in the pen? Really?

  487. Jesse says:

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

  488. Jesus Freak says:

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

    /KLaw’d

  489. Ivan says:

    I still let him finish the game though.

  490. Darren says:

    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.

  491. Chen Meng Wang says:

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

  492. TomH says:

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

  493. Esteban says:

    Ok settle down, finish this off por favor.

  494. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  495. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  496. Esteban says:

    Clap for that man.

  497. BK2ATL says:

    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.

  498. Darren says:

    Blruhwihh- lwrheuuouu -camerrraaaa!ozoi

    /TBS Director

  499. Jesse says:

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

  500. tom says:

    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.

  501. Jonathan says:

    3 pitches and the ump is 0 for 3

  502. S says:

    fuck this ump

  503. Kiss the rings says:

    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.

  504. Chen Meng Wang says:

    Kind of sad that Ivan looses the shutout…

  505. Sarah says:

    Ball not hit hard enough to turn 2?

  506. Champagne_whores says:

    TBS terrible
    10 more wins boys and its parade time

  507. Hummingbird S. says:

    Ayala is just awful..

  508. Kiss the rings says:

    This is why Ayala’s era is so low

  509. Jonathan says:

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

  510. Evan says:

    Anyone else wish that this was Bartolo instead of Ayala?

  511. JohnnyC says:

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

  512. Jesse says:

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

  513. Sarah says:

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

  514. Tyrion Lannister says:

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

  515. Guns of the Navarone says:

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

  516. The Big City of Dreams says:

    SMH

  517. Esteban says:

    Why is Mo coming in? What the hell?

  518. Jesse says:

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

  519. CBean says:

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

  520. bobtaco says:

    jesus… not montero… sigh.

  521. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

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

  522. Chen Meng Wang says:

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

  523. jay says:

    Waste of Mo.

  524. Sarah says:

    Excellent plan, Joe.

  525. Jonathan says:

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

  526. TomH says:

    Disgusting that he had to bring in Rivera.

  527. Matt says:

    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 says:

      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

  528. Bill R says:

    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!

  529. Ivan says:

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

  530. ArchStanton says:

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

  531. Tyrion Lannister says:

    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.

  532. Greg says:

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

  533. TampaYankee says:

    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.

  534. Kiss the rings says:

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

  535. The Big City of Dreams says:

    Mo is great

  536. Tyrion Lannister says:

    That’s how you do it, Ayala.

  537. alittleblackegg says:

    That was fast.

  538. Ivan says:

    Damn lmaooooo that was easy.

  539. Esteban says:

    Oh well. It was only 3 pitches.

  540. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    10 more wins, folks.

  541. Sarah says:

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

  542. Darren says:

    I love Mo so very, very much!!

  543. Leggy says:

    3 pitches.

  544. Nuke LaDoosh says:

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

  545. tom says:

    Well, that was easy.

  546. Chen Meng Wang says:

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

  547. Jesse says:

    Just end it on 3 pitches.

  548. Kiss the rings says:

    Good morning, Good afternoon, Goodnight!!!

  549. BK2ATL says:

    Any questions about bringing in Mariano now???

    Game over. We win!!!

    Nice job, guys!!!

    • Matt says:

      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.

  550. Ethan says:

    Mo, Boss.

  551. forensic says:

    Fuck you Luis Ayala.

    That is all.

  552. Sarah says:

    YAY! We win!

  553. Ivan says:

    One down, 10 to go.

  554. mt says:

    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!)

  555. tom says:

    So, I blinked — did Mo pitch?

    That should barely count as an appearance.

  556. Pat D says:

    1 down, 10 to go.

  557. Jesse says:

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

    /HadTo

  558. Esteban says:

    We play today, We win today. Das it.

  559. ED says:

    Ten more wins!

  560. forensic says:

    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.

  561. Bill R says:

    Mo like a BOSS out there!

  562. Esteban says:

    How good is Cano? Can we talk about that?

    • BK2ATL says:

      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.

  563. Jesse says:

    “Such a Uuuge, Uuuge performance by Nova.”

    /Kay’d

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