ALCS Game Four Thread: Yankees @ Tigers

Poll: Trading Alex Rodriguez
Season over: Tigers sweep Yankees out of ALCS

I was really hoping the Yankees would be around long enough to play today, but not under these circumstances. Rather than play Game Five of the ALCS this afternoon, the Yankees and Tigers will instead play Game Four following last night’s rain out. New York is still down three games to none in the best-of-seven series, a scary but not completely insurmountable deficit. Stranger things have happened.

Since the rain out pushes the series back and day will not allow the Yankees to use CC Sabathia on three days’ rest in a potential Game Seven, I expect Joe Girardi to really ride his ace’s left arm hard today. I’m talking 120+ pitches if need be, especially if the game is close and he wants to avoid the middle relievers before handing the ball off to David Robertson and Rafael Soriano. Of course none of that will matter if the position players don’t start hitting. Here are your starting lineups, the same ones that were going to be used last night…

New York Yankees
LF Ichiro Suzuki
RF Nick Swisher
2B Robinson Cano
1B Mark Teixeira
DH Raul Ibanez
3B Eric Chavez
Russell Martin
CF Brett Gardner
SS Eduardo Nunez

LHP CC Sabathia (15-6, 3.38)

Detroit Tigers
CF Austin Jackson
2B Omar Infante
3B Miguel Cabrera
1B Prince Fielder
DH Delmon Young
SS Jhonny Peralta
LF Andy Dirks
RF Avisail Garcia
C  Gerald Laird

RHP Max Scherzer (16-7, 3.74)

It was raining earlier this morning in Detroit, but the weather has cleared up and there should be no problem getting this afternoon’s game in. First pitch is scheduled for a little after 4pm ET and can be seen on TBS. Enjoy.

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Poll: Trading Alex Rodriguez
Season over: Tigers sweep Yankees out of ALCS
  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Andy Pettitte toes the rubber tomorrow afternoon in Detroit.

    Time to get on the board in this series.

    • CUYanks

      …gets his 20th postseason win, and sends it to NY.

  • jjyank (Carsten Charles Cruisin’)

    *generic grumbling about being at work for another elimination game*

    • smart guy

      Maybe if you didn’t choose a major that sucks you could get s real job.

      • jjyank (Carsten Charles Cruisin’)

        lulz.

        Pretty sure “real jobs” involve being at work at 4 PM on a Thursday for the most part. Troll harder.

        • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

          Trolling’s Hard: Troll Harder.

        • Robinson Tilapia (I Believe in the Big Man!)

          We could get our PhD’s, work in academia, and get a head start on a long weekend away from home……like my wife and child are currently doing. :)

        • http://twitter.com/#!/Clay_Bellinger Clay Bellinger

          +1

          ..and I’m in the same boat. Skipped lunch to clear out the 4-5 hour though.

          • jjyank (Carsten Charles Cruisin’)

            Ahh lucky. I have to close the place up, so I have zero flexibility on that one. At least my boss doesn’t mind me having the radio on.

            • Robinson Tilapia (I Believe in the Big Man!)

              I should be out of here by 4:30, but I REALLY want to go to the gym after work.

              • http://twitter.com/#!/Clay_Bellinger Clay Bellinger

                You have to schedule those workouts around the games!

                • Robinson Tilapia (I Believe in the Big Man!)

                  It wouldn’t be a problem if the games were still on YES. I’d make it a cardio day and just have the game on. I *think* we’ve got TBS on the little gym TV’s.

                  • http://twitter.com/#!/Clay_Bellinger Clay Bellinger

                    We don’t on mine. YES, FOX, ESPN, etc., but no TBS.

        • Cris Pengiucci

          Could be worse. You could be working in the mountain time zone with little to no chance of being home on time to catch any of the game. Then again, you could also have worked long enough at your company to have enough time off built up to go watch it. Or have a job that allows you to telework. ;-)

          • Ugh

            Could be even worse…in Germany watching ESPN gamecast.

        • Chip Off the Ol’Knoblauch

          Ditto. I’ve got the double whammy. Work till 4:30pm PST. I was all set last night then the rain had to ruin it for me. Hooray radio!

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

      +1

    • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

      I hope that’s me tomorrow afternoon.

      And it’d be much tougher for me tomorrow than it was last Friday, to boot!

  • Reuben Sierra’s Chains

    Sager must be expecting a Champagne Celebration later today with that clown suit he has on. That bastard…

    Sorry Craig not today buddy.

  • CUYanks

    I want to see NO other pitchers in the game not named Sabathia, Robertson, or Soriano.

    • Cesar “Stairs” Cabral

      Cabron.

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      But what if it’s the 7th inning, two outs with cabrera up down 1. You got to go to lowe or eppley in that spot. never use good relievers if you’re losing.

      • CUYanks

        Got to save those good relievers for the close winning games!

  • Robinson Tilapia (I Believe in the Big Man!)

    We are winning this fucker today.

  • Rich in NJ

    I would be really surprised if the Yankees don’t win today.

    • MattJasp

      Agreed. They have to show some life somewhere in this series, why not today? CC on the mound, a pitcher who they can work and get taxed early. I’m pretty optimistic about them this game.

  • Eddard

    Just get 3 runs today and tomorrow and the pitchers will do the rest. If the series gets back to NY all bets are off.

  • weshouldhavehiredmattingly

    No Grandy No A Rod in an elimination game. Girardi is a fool. Who cares about game 7, this ends today.

    • Robinson Tilapia (I Believe in the Big Man!)

      We shouldn’t have hired Mattingly.

      Please note that Don Mattingly is my favorite Yankee of all time.

      • Mister D

        What if we hired Mattingly as an assistant manager solely in charge of slapping the real manager if the real manager, who had spent several seasons focusing on data to the point of mockery by the dummies, suddenly reversed course and chose to rely on “hot hands” and “gut feels” in the playoffs?

        • Robinson Tilapia (I Believe in the Big Man!)

          They still think it’s the binder, though.

          They may have the last laugh, though, if binders are actually all full of women.

          #notreallypolitical

          • jjyank (Carsten Charles Cruisin’)

            Well played.

          • Chip Off the Ol’Knoblauch

            Explains where A-Rod came up with sending the baseball to those chicks.

            #keepinitnonpolitical

        • weshouldhavehiredmattingly

          Eric Chavez has the hot hand? He benches A Rod once and it worked, hasnt since. let the studs play…not the tripple A team

          • Robinson Tilapia (I Believe in the Big Man!)

            Have you ever seen Chavez’s hot hands?

            Love,
            Erica

    • Andrew

      Mattingly is bad luck. A post season jinx.

  • Mister D

    Chavez is 0-14. Just something to chew on.

    • Rudy

      I bet he homers today. /whoamikidding…

  • Reuben Sierra’s Chains

    CC looks pissed on that live shot they just showed. Grizzly Bear is going to attack today.

    LETS GO BOYS

  • Athenian

    Here is the scenario, Yankees need to win two and then get another rainout so that CC will have that 3 days of rest to throw in game 7.

    Of course since the Steinbrenners, Levine, and the rest of the Yankee brass continue to make deals with the Devil, it may not happen. But perhaps with Halloween around the corner he will be in a forgiving mood.

    • Rudy

      What about using HAARP? Surely they have enough money.

  • dkidd

    i’m having a hard time picturing a-rod playing for the yankees next season

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

    Team America or South Park The Movie?

  • CUYanks

    CC will pitch a shutout today, while maiming (just for this series, calm down morality police!) all of the best Tigers hitters with inside fastballs. Tomorrow the tigers will be starting Justin Verlander and Fister at first and third base. CC promises to leave Jose Valverde alone.

    • Robinson Tilapia (I Believe in the Big Man!)

      I wouldn’t be opposed to an extended maiming.

      • dkidd

        what if cc did some extended miming?

        refuses to throw the ball, just does “man in a box” and “walking against the wind” over and over

        • CUYanks

          I’m for it! If he wastes enough time he might be available for game 7!

        • Robinson Tilapia (I Believe in the Big Man!)

          I’d be impressed if he managed an elaborate mime routine without being called for a balk.

          • CUYanks

            Hello. No men on base. He’s pitching a perfect game and impersonating Marcel Marceau simultaneously. The man can do it all!

  • FIPster Doofus

    Meh. No CC for Game 7 has taken a sledgehammer to my enthusiasm.

    • Hall and Nokes

      Nova dominating Verlander in Game 7 has my enthusiasm at an all time high.

      • Chip Off the Ol’Knoblauch

        Ideal scenario: Win next three games. Massive downpour for game 7. CC CGSHO on 3 days rest.

    • jjyank (Carsten Charles Cruisin’)

      Let’s worry about that after Game 6.

      • ummmmm

        lets worry about game 6 after game 4

        • jjyank (Carsten Charles Cruisin’)

          Math is hard.

          • Bank Auditor

            You have no idea.

  • Robinson Tilapia (I Believe in the Big Man!)

    Damn you, IPhone5 and my buying an adapter for my office radio over the net which I haven’t received yet and forces me to listen to this through the IPhone speaker.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Clay_Bellinger Clay Bellinger

      Are you doing that from a cubible? Ballsy.

      • Robinson Tilapia (I Believe in the Big Man!)

        I have my own office……with a window.

        Until last week, I had two offices, but I gave up my second one to a colleague we just promoted. *grumble*

        I used to work for an organization that believed almost everyone should have a cubicle, even the executive director. Thankfully, I was off-site.

        • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

          office with a window you say…sadly I don’t have a window.

          • Robinson Tilapia (I Believe in the Big Man!)

            *baller dance*

        • http://twitter.com/#!/Clay_Bellinger Clay Bellinger

          Two offices?! You’re big-time man.

          If I recall correctly, you work in finance, right?

          • Robinson Tilapia (I Believe in the Big Man!)

            The complete opposite.

            I’m assistant director type for a preventive service agency offering family therapy to families at risk of involvement with the child welfare system.

            I’d love the money the finance guys make, though.

            • http://twitter.com/#!/Clay_Bellinger Clay Bellinger

              Ah, I see. Yeah, I’d love the dough they get too. I’m in print media.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

    So…a kid from my town got caught robbing the local 7-11, and got locked up (this isn’t the first time he’s gotten in trouble with the law) just posted his prison address on Facebook…how are you allowed to go on FB in jail?!

    • Robinson Tilapia (I Believe in the Big Man!)

      I could actually get you a real answer to this question if you REALLY wanted me to.

      • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

        I’m just saying…3 square meals a day, a cot to sleep on at night, AND internet access, tax and rent free?!?!?!

        • Robinson Tilapia (I Believe in the Big Man!)

          Probably not that, but I could ask my wife about this rather easily.

        • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

          also, free access to a gym, free access to a library (on campus), freaking OUTSIDE TIME?! AND you don’t have to have a job!!

          • jjyank (Carsten Charles Cruisin’)

            Word. I can get arrested fairly easily. I’m sitting about 5 feet from ~$300,000. You in?

            • Robinson Tilapia (I Believe in the Big Man!)

              I’m in.

            • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

              Yes.

            • http://twitter.com/#!/Clay_Bellinger Clay Bellinger

              Absolutely in.

    • Chip Off the Ol’Knoblauch

      The old “iPad in the birthday cake” trick?

      • Winter

        Also the password for the guards’ wifi is “guest”

  • Athenian

    On the other hand, fighter Max Baer was defeated by an underdog. Pitching today is Max Scherzer and the line up he is facing is clearly an underdog based on recent performance. So….more wishful thinking.

  • MattJasp

    Let’s get it, Yanks! Just win today, focus on tomorrow … Tomorrow

  • Souter Fell

    CC, lead us to victory!

  • Robinson Tilapia (I Believe in the Big Man!)

    John Sterling with such sage advice on how to turn things around. Ge on base, John. You don’t say.

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

      Were you listening when Suzyn was going on about the media scrum talking to Alex…until John cut her off I felt like she was trying to blame Alex for it.

      • Hall and Nokes

        Can one or both of them please say something so offensive that WCBS has no choice but to fire them both?

        • Athenian

          Won’t happen. Levine loves them. and Hank Steinbrenner uses them for his dinner parties – ala Dinner for Schmucks.

        • Robinson Tilapia (I Believe in the Big Man!)

          They may be morons, but they’re MY morons.

    • Athenian

      I swear he reads from the same bullshit book as a politician – speaking only in obvious cliches and usually fucking up the play by play (details)

    • jjyank (Carsten Charles Cruisin’)

      Haha I just said the same thing to my coworker.

  • David N

    At least Ichiro made Scherzer work.

  • Souter Fell

    In a crazy world, if the Yanks get off to a crazy stupid lead, would they take CC out early for game 7?

    • CUYanks

      I truly doubt it unless it was maybe like 18-0.

  • CUYanks

    Every foul ball is a pitch closer to Jose Valverde.

  • Avi

    How the hell is swisher playing over Granderson???

    • Athenian

      Groundouts and lazy flyout usurp strikeouts.

      • Avi

        But Swisher has a history of NEVER being good in the postseason. Grandy has had big postseaon moments.

        • Athenian

          Not this year. Both equally suck but someone has to play and Nick has been sucking his thumb in the corner.. plus he may be the only one smiling after the Yankees lose.

  • Souter Fell

    At least he swung at a strike

  • oldmanalex doing damage on the bench

    yup thats our swisher.

  • Hall and Nokes

    My only request today is that we not kill CC for the 2 runs that he gives up, given that they won’t be enough.

    • Hall and Nokes

      or that it will be one or two runs too many. You know what I’m talking about.

  • JLC 776

    Two good at bats so far.

  • Athenian

    And there is Mr. MyFeelingsAreHurt, picking up where he left off. Good job Nick.

    Now go tweet about how you can’t concentrate because your feelings are still aching.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Well, that inning didn’t look like anything we haven’t seen before.

    Right?

  • FIPster Doofus

    Good start, offense. Way to set the tone.

  • Joe

    Same old swisher. The happiest day of the offseason will be when he signs with someone else.

    • FIPster Doofus

      I’m tired of seeing Swisher suck in October, but he’ll be dearly missed from April-September. You have to be in the playoffs in order to struggle in them.

      • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

        I’ve said that multiple times…however you can find a viable replacement for Swisher.

        • FIPster Doofus

          J. Upton, Choo, Hunter, Melky, etc.

          Too bad the front office seems to hate Melky.

          • Joe

            Hunter would be my choice. Give him two years, hopefully Austin is ready by the third year.

          • jjyank (Carsten Charles Cruisin’)

            I’m not so bullish on Melky. Do we know where his talent level actually is?

            • FIPster Doofus

              I don’t think Melky’s anything great, but he probably won’t get any kind of exorbitant deal and he should be solid enough as an everyday player.

  • JLC 776

    And one bad at bat…

  • Andrew

    Wow what a great start…two thumbs down

  • Chilango

    Way to work the count Robbie.

  • oldmanalex doing damage on the bench

    I wonder if team feels like they are a better team without ALEX in the lineup.

  • Winter

    Would anyone else rather see Ichiro in center and Gardy in left instead of the way they did it?

    • JLC 776

      I love Gardy in CF… I’ve been begging for this for years!

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

      Nah, I think Gardner is a better fielder…but it’s Prime Rib vs Fillet Mignon.

  • MannyGeee (The Dream is ALIVE!)

    sooooooo, that 1st inning was a bum out

  • MattJasp

    You have to charge that ball dude

  • Joe

    Wtf was that.

  • oldmanalex doing damage on the bench

    chavez’s arm is either a slinky or he just read that play wrong.

  • DT

    Chavez doing a great job in place of A-Rod

  • oldmanalex doing damage on the bench

    i almost had an episode of stable angina, after he hit that ball. my TVs on mute, but the swing looked good.

  • Thunder Road Runner

    Dear God…

  • Starks

    Awful play by chavez he has atrocious this whole playoffs.

  • oldmanalex doing damage on the bench

    is it me or even ichiro looked lackadaisical there. these fuckers are mentally checking out…

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

    Oh…well this is a brilliant start.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    And Delmon Young hurts the Yankees again.

    Unreal.

  • Hardy

    I blame Chavez.

  • Joe

    Game over see you in spring training.

  • David N

    Delmon Freaking Young, ladies and gentlemen.

  • Athenian

    Delmon Young? Seriously all pitchers who can’t get him out should be fined and benched.

    • Winter

      So all Yankees pitchers?

      • Athenian

        Have to start somewhere.

  • MattJasp

    Dude, so tired of Delmon Young beating us. Why even throw this guy a strike? He barely swings at stuff in the zone

  • Tony

    they havent hit a single ball hard this inning

  • Chilango

    Oh well.

  • Robinson Tilapia (I Believe in the Big Man!)

    Goddamn you, in play run(s.)

  • dkidd

    i hate everything

    nothing changes, this is like a nightmare

  • Cement Mixer

    1-0 can we say the game is over?

  • MannyGeee (The Dream is ALIVE!)

    goddammit. Prince Fielder….

    • MannyGeee (The Dream is ALIVE!)

      and also Delmon Young. Delmon Young is single handedly winning this series.

  • Yankeefan

    give chavez that rbi

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

    oh look at that a tiny strike zone too…I think I’ve seen this episode before.

  • Andrew

    This is suddenly becoming very painful…

  • Captain Gift Basket

    Great scouting!

  • Starks

    1-0 lead on this yankee team is in reality at least 4-0 lead. Its just so hard for this team to even reach on base so i figured a base a run.

  • Defensive Indifference

    Feels like ten-nothing. *Sigh*

  • ClayDavis

    Fantastic start.

  • Captain Gift Basket

    Another fine job by the Yanks scouting department.

  • DT

    Eric Chavez owes us two fucking Runs. Play Arod. Even if he can;t hit a damn. At least he fields the ball.

  • CUYanks

    All right. I’m not ready to give up down 1-0 in the first. Scherzer already about to throw his 20th pitch to start the 2nd. Hopefully the Yankees can get the Tigers’ bullpen more involved this game.

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

      Hooray optimism. I hope you’re right my dude.

  • Long-Past-His-Day-Rod

    C.C.’s velocity looks a little down, unless it’s just Gameday.

    • TomH

      Sterling has noticed it too, must be showing up on the Stadium gun. IF so, not a good sign at all.

    • MattJasp

      It’s definitely down. He’s 88-91 with the fastball right now. I’m assuming it’ll pick up as the innings go along as usual.

  • Defensive Indifference

    Come everyone! Buck up! We are not done yet!

    Was it over when the German’s bombed Pearl Harbor?

    • Starks

      Lol

  • Robinson Tilapia (I Believe in the Big Man!)

    Call the hearse. It’s 1-0 in the first.

    • Captain Gift Basket

      I’ve already dug the 6′ hole.

      • Robinson Tilapia (I Believe in the Big Man!)

        By yourself? You must have quite the arm muscles.

        • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

          …hmm…arm muscles…can you pitch?

  • JLC 776

    Yankees win this game today.

    Stop jumping off of buildings.

    • Athenian

      they already have 3 strike outs and haven’t hit a ball hard.

      Dude, game is so over right now, unless one of the AA hitters in the line up catches a hanging curve ball.

      • Robinson Tilapia (I Believe in the Big Man!)

        ….but game threads are special because react pitch by pitch….

  • Captain Gift Basket

    This team can’t wait to end the season. Cano’s already playing in the Dominican winter league in his mind. Bet he plays with more pride there, too.

  • Andrew

    It’s not like Chavez to make those kinds of errors. He’s got to be insanely stressed out because they’ve got him playing over Arod. Prob feels like he has to over produce

    • Captain Gift Basket

      When I lived in the Oakland area, I saw Chavez make 2 errors against Detroit in the ALCS in ’06 and he should’ve had a 3rd one charged to him.

      Choke job!

    • Mikhel

      He’s been bad all season long fielding, plus his throw is even weaker than it used to be, which it was bad to begin with.

  • 22’Yankees

    ugh… 1-0 Tigers… game over =(

  • TomH

    Every bad feature of the 2012 offense showed up in the playoffs!

    • Mikhel

      But but but but… THEY HIT HOMERUNS!! And homeruns count!!! Everything will be alright its just a phase

      /Sarcasm OFF (but seriously that was the reasoning behind a lot of fans when the NYY were displaying their weaknesses back in July and overall in 3 of the first 4 months of the season).

  • Andrew

    Geez can we get a freaking base runner for crying out loud?!

  • oldmanalex doing damage on the bench

    great max is settling down.

  • Cement Mixer

    Arod needs to be put back in there. Chavez isn’t doing shit either and his fielding sucks.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    4 strikeouts already for the Yankee offense.

    Shitty as always.

  • Athenian

    Seriously, are these guys even trying. It has to be questioned. Think they are already in the off season.

    • SammySosasBleachingCream

      That’s a foolish thing to say.

      • Athenian

        Not really. Except for Ichiro, there has not been a serious AB. Taking BP swings during a game, that is quitting.

        • SammySosasBleachingCream

          You’re equating results with effort.

          • Athenian

            The lack of effort is directly related to the results. So yes, results are a product of effort.

  • DT

    Eric Chavez can got fuck himself.

  • Bill R

    This is EMBARRASSING

  • Stevis

    i think that Girardi and Cashman are vinditive little pricks for benchging Alex….I like Chavez but why start a guy who 0 for 15 over Alex…total bullshit

    • David N

      Yup. This whole A-Rod circus is an absolute embarrassment to the team. If Chavez were tearing the cover off the ball, that would be one thing. But he looks just as bad as A-Rod did.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

    Glad we have Chavez in there, at least he gives us a chance against the righty…It’s not like Alex can strike out in an AB where he takes a change up right down the middle.

    • Stevis

      yup he just looked real good

  • Andrew

    Holy crap! Put Nix in if you don’t want to play ARod this is pathetic!

  • Effthisnoise

    What ibanez and chavez struck iut back to back? Nooooooooooooo way.

  • David N

    This game is rapidly becoming a debacle.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Offense picked up right where they left off

  • SammySosasBleachingCream

    Holy hell. Chavez is actually hitting worse than any other Yankee.

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

      It’s kinda hard to be worse than hitless and on base-less.

      • SammySosasBleachingCream

        And even his defense hasn’t been great.

  • Derek Jeter’s Fade

    It’s amazing how even the bench players are in ridiculous slumps. 0-15 for Chavez? Wow. It’s so bad, it’s almost unbelievable.

    • sangreal

      Clearly that is A-Rod’s fault.

  • El Tigre

    If Girardi tries to put ARod in today or asks him to pinch hit, he should tell Joe to go fuck himself. He’s out of here anyway and has a guaranteed $114M coming to him.

    • Cement Mixer

      I’d love to see this. Theres also the other side of me that would love to see Arod hit a hr or get an rbi and stick to Joe and Cashman.

      • David N

        Him getting a big HR or RBI would make my day.

  • MattJasp

    It’s the 2nd inning … Everyone is acting like we’re down to our last out

    • Bill R

      Well when guys like Andy Dirks are RAKING and we have 4 K’s in 2IP it’s pretty much over.

    • Hummingbird S.

      4ks in 2 innings and CC looks like shit

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

      I’m usually very optimistic, but can you blame them…if not for Martin in game one of LDS there wouldn’t be the great A-Rod debacle because the offseason would’ve started a week ago.

      • MattJasp

        Understandable. But if you’re gonna beat yourself up all game, why watch? At least continue to HOPE there is a chance. Guys don’t always flourish first time through the order, gotta at least give it a shot.

  • Bill R

    I’m sorry but it’s getting increasingly hard to watch this team.

    • sangreal

      Watching the C-level lineup isn’t fun in the regular season, let alone an elimination game

  • oldmanalex doing damage on the bench

    at some point, we gotta start questioning Girardi here. I don’t even think Curtis should be sitting let alone AROD. this is fucked up, and I really want to know what the fuck is going on his mind. He isn’t helping his ACE with the lineup he’s putting up. Its clearly taking confidence away from other hitters and helping Detroit’s momentum FUCKKKK

    • JLC 776

      ALCS Game 1 Chat log:

      I don’t know what Girardi is thinking. How can he possibly have A-Rod and Granderson in this lineup? He needs to be fired now, in the middle of the playoffs.

  • ClayDavis

    I think the handling of Arod has been complete and utter bush league.

  • RBC

    I’m now listening to the play by play via Francesca’s show. It doesn’t sound good so far.

  • JLC 776

    While I still think anyone freaking out already is just rapidly whipping themselves to a stroke, I will say that if the Gameday pitch tracker is half-accurate, it seems that the Tigers’ game plan is just to throw every pitch right over the plate and laugh as nobody hits it.

  • TomH

    Sterling says it’s “confounding” that the Yankees could hit so badly after their 245 HRs. It’s a view one sees everywhere. It’s not confounding at all. Time and again this year we’ve seen evidence of these collective swoons.

  • Captain Gift Basket

    How’s those lefties treating you, CC?

  • Cement Mixer

    Is it me or does it feel like Arod is being punished for something? This benching just doesn’t feel right, I mean I could see if Chavez was hitting the ball but he isn’t and Arod still has the potential to snap out of his drought and hit a few HR’s.

  • Chilango

    Oh fuck CC is not on today

    • Hummingbird S.

      I hate when people say that. Chvez was the better hitter againt rhp this season

  • Robinson Tilapia (I Believe in the Big Man!)

    Going home.

    I am still damn proud of this team, win or lose today. Nothing in the ALCS changes what happened before it. If that sounds like a eulogy to you, we are winning this bitch today.

    I’ll now leave it to those declaring the game over after six at-bats because, remember, as Athenian said, game threads are special and different because people are responding pitch by pitch….

    • JLC 776

      I love you… time for me to drop out of this morgue as well and re-visit when Soriano is about to untuck.

  • Andrew

    Looks like CC doesn’t have it today…not good.

  • OMG! Bagels!

    I don’t think Arod should be sitting but how do you arrange the chairs on the Titanic. No one on this offense has helped these kick ass pitching performances. At what point do you just go “Oh fuck it.”

  • Elton Cod

    This is what I thought the Yankees batting order should have been today:

    Gardner
    Ichiro
    Nunez
    Tex
    Joba
    Dickerson
    Kuroda
    Sabathia
    Chavez

    • Joe

      Joba hitting ahead of CC???? What’s wrong with you????

    • Winter

      Where are they gonna get Dickerson from? And don’t you know that Joba hasn’t had a hit this postseason? Jeez. If you were so smart why isn’t the FO paying you?

  • DT

    If they lose this i rather they lose it with the Guys who were playing all season (minus Jeter, because there’s nothing you can do about that. I can’t handle this bullshit Girardi is rolling out.

    • sangreal

      Exactly how I feel

    • Captain Gift Basket

      I admire Girardi for shaking things up. It’s better than watching Granderson looking like the little leaguer who never played before and Swish for his bumbling ways. Arod’s numbers against righties are downright frightening.

      Hell, he should sit Cano for Nix, too.

      • RBC

        I have to agree with you. Its at the point where the bench is playing better than the starters. My only issue is that these moves should’ve been done earlier in the series, not during Game 3 & 4.

  • Bill R

    Is it wrong for me to hope someone drives it off of Max’s hand and he’s pulled?

  • stuart a

    delmon young has more rbi’s in the alcs then the whole yankee team…

    i guess living and dieing via the heomerun does not work in the playoffs.

    i guess how you score not only how many you score matters..

    i think I had mentioned that about 1000 times this season…

    i turned it off, i need a break fro mthe horror show.

  • Effthisnoise

    As shilling said, not starting A R od is starting to look personal. How much money are they leaving on the table not having 2 more games and 3 world series games. If im steinbrenner, everyone goes after the season

  • SammySosasBleachingCream

    This arbitrary benching of players is starting to look like pure vindictiveness. None of them are hitting. At least play the players with the track record.
    Ahh, it doesn’t matter.

  • OMG! Bagels!

    I never ever remember feeling, in the post season, that the Yankees sucked. I know they lost games, but I never thought they sucked. They pulled it out of their asses in the Baltimore series but Baltimore offense was having trouble showing up as well.

    I’ve also seen it see saw back and forth between bad pitching and bad hitting. But I’ve never seen incredible pitching and “no show” hitting. It’s like I’ve just never seen this before and it’s hard for me to believe. I’m a fan but usually when Yankee haters rag on us for losing in the post season I have some kind of come back, but “yeah, we sucked” isn’t usually one of them. And it’s not we sucked. It’s the offense sucked.

    In other years when we lost and lost big we lost as a team, but this is just failing to score runs. AT All.

    This is truly a one-of-a-kind experience.

    • Mikhel

      “I never ever remember feeling, in the post season, that the Yankees sucked. I know they lost games, but I never thought they sucked.”

      In 2011 they lost exactly the same, they couldn’t drive runners from 3rd and less than 2 outs. Oh yeah, and JoeG just gave Montero a couple of at bats and he got a double, and never again he used Montero.

      Since Girardi has been the manager, the Yanks have managed to hit less and less every year except for 2009.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    I find it damn near comical that the Tigers are now a running baseball team.

  • Chilango

    Shitty throw. Thanks Russ

  • Bill R

    If these Announcers could have their noses any further up the Tigers’ Assess you’d see them poking out their mouths.

    • Chilango

      The mute button. Use it.

    • http://www.workwithpete.com Pete

      So what exactly are they supposed to wax poetic about the Yankees this series? Sure, the pitching’s been good, but Detroit’s pitching’s been great.

      Either that or the Yankees lineup is SO bad we’re making everyone look like Randy Johnson circa 1998 this postseason.

      Either way, they’re not exactly going to throw many compliments the Yanks’ way…

      • Chilango

        Yeah but they are obviously biased, which is complete bullshit for a national broadcast

  • BigBlueAL

    Why is Arod all of a sudden the victim?? The Rangers and Buck Showalter couldnt wait to get rid of him (this while he was the best player in baseball) and now both of his managers with the Yankees obviously have had some problems with him.

    Is it a coincidence that his last 3 managers have seemingly gotten tired of him??

    • OMG! Bagels!

      I don’t think they had problems with him. He works hard. Trains hard. Got hurt this year. Who knows? But I don’t think “the Yankees” have problems with Arod.

    • SammySosasBleachingCream

      Everyone gets tired of Showalter, too.

    • DC

      Sounds like you’re making a lot of assumptions.

      • BigBlueAL

        Im not, I think he is being benched simply because he cant hit RH pitching anymore. But read many of the posts above talking about how bullshit it is for the Yankees to be benching him and being vindictive and stuff. I assume these same people believe Torre batted him 8th because of personal reasons. So if you believe this what does it say about Arod that both of his managers as a Yankee got to a point with him where they made decisions about him because of apparent personal feelings??

    • DT

      So what you’re saying is that you are enjoying watching Chavez go hitless and be a butcher on defense? ARod is a victim because even if you hate him, there’s no reason to not play him over a guy who has not had a hit, and gifted 2 runs to the opposing team.

      • BigBlueAL

        Arod is a victim if he were hitting well and is being benched. He is not a victim because he is being benched for going hitless this postseason vs RHP (and striking out 66% of the time vs them).

        • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

          And Chavez has been hitting the cover off the ba…I can’t even type that sarcastically.

          • BigBlueAL

            Its all about the platoon split, plain and simple. Chavez is sucking just as bad too but he is LH and his numbers vs RHP this season were much better than Arod (OPS almost 200 pts higher).

            • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

              I’m not saying it’s some great conspiracy, but A-Rod killed Verlander this season, and in their careers…where was he in game 3?

              • BigBlueAL

                Chavez had good career numbers vs Verlander too I believe. Hey man Im with you in the sense that Chavez has sucked too so might as well let Arod play vs RHP at this point. But I just believe Girardi has made Arod into a platoon player just because his numbers vs RHP have sucked not just this postseason but all season long.

                Unfortunately at this point either 3B vs RHP looks like a lost cause.

  • TJF

    Sucks to be a west coast Yankee fan today, and at work.

    Hoping Yanks can play one moe tomorrow that I can actually watch!!!

    Why does baseball maintain the worst playoff schedule of all the sports???

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Martin, Gardy, Nunez… serious rally about to happen with that fearsome threesome.

  • fin

    Anyone else watching this game, hoping for some runs, but expecting to be shutout? I dont think I’ve ever expected the Yankees to be shoutout. Fortunately, I wont be able to watch the whole game.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/Clay_Bellinger Clay Bellinger

    The Red Sox were behind almost all of game 4 in ’04. Just saying.

    • Effthisnoise

      David ortiz and manny were in the starting lineup…just sayin

      • oldmanalex doing damage on the bench

        ortiz and manny where in their primes…. their manager actually cared about winning, not putting up a AAA lineup to show up some of his players.

    • Athenian

      And they were scoring runs in the other games… This team couldn’t score a run if they were spotted that run.

      • http://twitter.com/#!/Clay_Bellinger Clay Bellinger

        They also gave up 19 runs in game 3. They had no reason for optimism.

  • Effthisnoise

    Chavez 0!for 15 and also suddenly shitty in the field. Thank god A Rods not playing. He gets 29 mil this year and still has another 115 coming to him. You sure showed him Girardi, that will teach him. What a joke

  • Bill R

    WOOOOOWWWWW! We’re going to get No hit as well!

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Gardner can still be very stupid about diving head first.

    How does that help him there.

  • oldmanalex doing damage on the bench

    that dive was a straight up desperation move.

  • Tom

    Stop diving into first you idiot!

    Hooray false hustle.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

    Nunie is the only offense since game 1…

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Nunez always gets incredible top-spin on those 1st base nubbers.

    Total flashback to that Oakland game.

  • Eddard

    Nunie just makes things happen with the bat. Now get him in.

  • oldmanalex doing damage on the bench

    ichi needs a single…

  • fin

    Nunez does not screw around when he gets on, he just goes.

  • oldmanalex doing damage on the bench

    shit i don’t know how he took that pitch..

  • MattJasp

    Great at bat, Ichiro … Now, redeem yourself a bit, Swish. Now is the time.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

    Come on Garbage Time!!!

  • Tom

    Swisher’s going to come up big here.

  • Bill R

    COME ON SWISH!!

  • oldmanalex doing damage on the bench

    this fucktard will probably go for a 10run HR.

    • Bill R

      There it was!

  • Winter

    According to TBS, Scherzer won that at bat even though Ichiro walked.

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

      Ha…well Ichiro hates walking, so I guess by FORCING him to take the walk he did win it.

  • pop

    if they both stand at first base, maybe swish gets a hit…

  • Tom

    “Unfortunately the error runs up the pitch count.”

    Well if you are rooting for the Tigers, Smoltz. Perhaps an announcer shouldn’t be calling it unfortunate?

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Swisher is so fucking useless.

    • Cement Mixer

      Did you see how outside that pitch was? He needed a fucking tree to hit that.

      • fin

        That was way outside, but thats been a strike the entire playoffs, especially to Cano. Have to at least foul it off.

    • bobtaco

      It defies reality… could he be worse if he were actually trying to be worse?

    • Slugger27

      to be fair, that balls 4 inchess of the plate, minimum.

      • bobtaco

        I’m watching on a postage size screen via sling box from work… it was hard to see if the ball was close or not…

  • vicki

    you hurt my feelings, nick swisher.

  • David N

    SRSLY Swish?

  • Hans Moleman

    Thanks, Jeff

  • fin

    Essh, a no hitter in the works.

  • Captain Gift Basket

    And that’s why a choke job like Swish would never knock in a 100 runs.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      RBI is a useless stat, but for what it’s worth, Swish had 93 RBIs this year. Would 7 more RBIs change your mind?

  • DT

    The Verlander Zone returns…

    • pop

      srsly…

  • Chilango

    That’s our boy Larry. One too many stooges in the lineup today.

  • David N

    Was that pitch right over the plate the way Sterling said it was?

    • DT

      It was 6 inches off the plate…

      • Ugh

        According to Gameday it was middle-middle.

        /germany’d

        • DT

          TBS has it outside

  • SammySosasBleachingCream

    Goodbye, Swish. Have fun in Houston.

    • Slugger27

      houston might be the least likely team in all of mlb to sign him.

  • CUYanks

    Scherzer up to 55 pitches.

  • oldmanalex doing damage on the bench

    in my mind we scored 2 runs by having men on 1st and 2nd. #schizophrenia

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

    How can such a good player just vanish in the post season…I mean it’s nearly impossible to be this bad, you’d accidentally get on base once in a while…

  • mick taylor

    the choke king swisher lives. where have you gone carlos beltran

    • DT

      Out with a knee injury

      • vicki

        yep. and his rookie replacement was good for a two-run dinger yesterday. in other words, twice the yanks’ production in the last twenty-four innings.

    • Slugger27

      he was never here (a yankee)….?

  • Derek Jeter’s Fade

    That strikeout was Swish-a-licious!

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    This TBS Social Dugout app is the next great way for Vegas to steal money from gambling degenerates.

  • Athenian

    And there is Mr. Feelings again. Good Job Nick. I would personally go for the hat trick on this one.

  • Starks

    Was the pitch outside? Yes. But how the heck do u take that pitch? So hittable, cant handle the pressure these yankee hitters. I see no other reason.

  • Stevis

    wow that clutch stud Swisher did it again ….nothing …zero..this turd should be on the bench

  • SammySosasBleachingCream

    Was that pitch to Swisher outside?

    • Tom

      A bit… it’s one of those “marginal” strikes because for some reason MLB seems to think that umpires can call a different zone to lefty hitters than to right hitters.

      http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....type=7.gif

      Not sure which of the outside pitches it was. The hashed line is what most umpires typically call, the solid line is the actual zone.

  • MattJasp

    In fairness to Swish, that ball was outside. Still gotta swing at anything close. Umps have been calling that almost all series.

    • fin

      All playoffs. Cano specifically has had alot of them called. Have to at least foul it off as its most likely going to be called a strike.

      • MattJasp

        Exactly. Can’t go down looking at that. Fight it off and hope for a better pitch

  • paul a

    I’M SO TIRED OF THIS SHIT, CASHMAN AND GIRARDI HAVE GOT TO TO

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

      Stuart, I found your brother. He uses caps instead of ellipses.

      • jjyank (Carsten Charles Cruisin’)

        Reunion!

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Ole’d.

  • Sofa

    I want to like Swisher, but his career postseason numbers make me terribly upset

  • David N

    Yay defense!

  • Chilango

    Stop making excuses for Swisher. He’s a zero in the post season, regardless of the strike zone. Next year he can take his garbage somewhere else.

    • Slugger27

      other than pointing out the bad 3rd strike call, ive read thru the entire game thread and cant find any excuses for swisher. what comment and/or who are you referring to?

  • Rahul

    How the FUCK was that 2-2 pitch to Swisher in there for a strike. It was WAY off the plate. Fuck!

  • oldmanalex doing damage on the bench

    feel like i’m watching a talk show with JV

    • oldmanalex doing damage on the bench

      the VIEW guest staring JV

    • pop

      its so annoying… and now he won’t get off the mic

  • Cement Mixer

    Anyone have any of the announcers twitter handles? I have to tell them to get the Tigers dick out their mouths.

    • Bill R

      hahaha

    • fin

      They are up 3-0, if the Yankees were up 3-0 they would be talking to Petite and saying how great the Yankees are. Just the way it goes.

      • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

        who is this petite I always see Yankee fans talking about?

  • AnthonyD

    How long is this interview?

    • Bill R

      Apparently he doesn’t want it to end….

    • bobtaco

      Well, they don’t want to break his streak right?

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Maybe Nick Swisher and Delmon Young swap their skills in October.

    That’s about all I can figure.

  • McLovin

    The Yankee are starting to be harder to watch than the Knicks

    • Chilango

      NEVER thought I’d hear anyone say that, or that I would agree….

  • Tom

    We’ve now entered the portion of the interview where they are just repeating questions.

  • Bill R

    I forgot that the Tigers hitters are all Mickey Mantel, and Every Tigers pitcher is Nolan Ryan….

    • Cement Mixer

      Zing!

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    What the hell is going on with Tex’s glove?

  • Bill R

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME TEX!?!

  • jjyank (Carsten Charles Cruisin’)

    Jesus this game sounds freaking brutal. Guess I should be glad I’m still at work.

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

      It really is…good to know our offensive woes have followed into the field.

  • Tom

    Good grief.

    At least CC was covering.

  • BigBlueAL

    Cant do nothing else but just laugh at this point.

  • Cement Mixer

    I think we’ve reached the point where everything that can go wrong will go wrong for the Yankees. This is just getting to be dark comedy.

  • McLovin

    Oh your not on the Mark Teixeria!

  • Chilango

    hahaha this team looks like absolute shit. Embarrassing.

  • David N

    Ah, we have Mark Teixiera’s evil twin playing first, I see.

  • Bill R

    If they score here I’m turning this game off.

    • Stevis

      turn it off, i just did

  • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

    Yankees getting no hit. Ugh.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Holy shit they just don’t give a fuck do they?

    Poor CC.

  • vicki

    the fucking justin verlander show.

    un. real.

  • Cy Pettitte

    this is such a fucking joke. Joe should just pull his team off the field and forfeit to save face.

    • Slugger27

      that wouldnt be saving face….? not sure what phrase means what you think it means.

  • MattJasp

    That really happened … This is unreal. Pretty much everything that can go wrong, has gone wrong

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Death by a million cuts this inning.

    And fuck you Verlander.

  • Tom

    You’ve got to be kidding me.

  • Bill R

    That’s it F@&^ this team…. I’m done

  • McLovin

    This is so fucking bad

  • Eddard

    And the Tigers have extended their lead to 8-0. Might as well put the scrubs in now. ARod should be ready.

  • Rahul

    This game is fucking over. Nice fucking season…………

  • BigBlueAL

    This might be the first time in my life I cant wait for the Yankee season to finish and it doesnt involve winning the World Series.

  • fin

    This aint over yet, even with CC pitching, seems a blowout is in the making. Looking like the Yankees are going to go down without a fight.

  • sangreal

    So this was fun.. Can we get the MLB players in now?

  • David N

    I’ve got nothing to say on this one. Just…nothing.

  • Athenian

    WOW… this is just embarrassing.

  • Bill R

    VERLANDER IS SUCH AN ARROGANT PRICK

  • grgoyldef2

    God knows I love the Yankees, but this cannot end soon enough.

  • Wheels

    F*ck you TBS.

  • DT

    The defense owes CC 2 runs, maybe more.

  • RBC

    I usually watch the games, but I’m at work. This is the first time all season that I’m listening on radio. I’m happy I’m not watching this. It sounds ugly.

    • Slugger27

      honestly, the talk show verlander hosted that inning is worse than the game itself.

  • Bill R

    If I’m Giardi i just say fuck it, you win, we quit.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    It would be really nice if this dead-ass offense could help erase this deficit.

  • David N

    CC at 70+ pitches in the 3rd. This is not good.

  • DT

    TBS on Verlander’s dick so hard. He’s the new Cliff Lee.

  • CUYanks

    As ugly as it was, still just down 2-0 with 6 full innings to play.

  • fin

    Can this team even muster a hit?

  • Hans Moleman

    Do we get an interview with A-Rod this inning?

  • MattJasp

    Got to feel bad for CC. Doesn’t have his best stuff, can tell he’s grinding it out and the defense AND offense do nothing for him. Chavez makes that play, Teix makes his and we’re probably still looking at a 0-0 game. Just not their yr, least its looking that way.

    • Mark L.

      Not only are they choking at the plate, but they can’t even field cleanly anymore. CC might be regretting that extension he signed. Can’t be much fun playing with a bunch of brittle has-beens.

  • Bill R

    It’s okay guys, after this is over the Tigers and their fans will realize they still live in the shit hole that is Detroit…

  • Tom

    72 pitches through 3 innings (though he has pitched the equivalent of 4 innings with all the misplays and errors).

    So he goes maybe 6 innings? Then hand the ball to Robertson regardless of score?

    • CUYanks

      Yes definitely to Robertson,if Girardi has any idea what he’s doing.

  • Ugh

    Is the strike zone as bad as Gamecast portrays it? Why am I not on Gameday? Fuck.

    • Hummingbird S.

      very pro-Tigers strikezone… the same as it’s been the whole series.

    • Tom

      Not as bad as yesterday, but still not good. He’s called very low strikes and of course the pitch 4″ off the corner to lefties.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

    Over/Unders:

    10pitches seen this inning

    .5 balls put in play.

    • Hummingbird S.

      under, on both

  • Reuben Sierra’s Chains

    TBS that was Fucking Embarrassing you idiots. Nice production of the game.

    LET’S COMEBACK!!

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    1-32.

  • DT

    Arod would have done more in the 3 hole than Cano

    • Slugger27

      no he wouldnt have.

      • DT

        Not like he can do worse than Cano. Can’t do worse than doing nothing.

        • Slugger27

          you didnt say he wouldnt do worse. you said hed do more. 0-2 is not doing more than 0-2.

          • DT

            I’m just gambling here. Cano has done jack shit this series. ARod’s replacement has done jack shit. Not saying it’s a guarantee he’ll do something, but there’s absolutely no reason not to try and let the guy play because at worse you get the same production as you get from everyone else.

    • Hummingbird S.

      how do you know that?

      • DT

        Because at worst he produces as much as Cano. Which is nothing.

        • Hummingbird S.

          You are mentally challenged.

          • DT

            Really? So Arod can somehow do worse than doing nothing? I think you’re the mentally challenged on.

    • Hummingbird S.

      you need to stop posting this shit. A-Rod has been worse against RHB lately and in the season as whole. There’s no reason to predict A-Rod can do better other than blind hope. You’re a moron.

      • DT

        So what? At worst he plays and does nothing, which is what we got from Cano and Co. Maybe he’ll run into one. Too bad we don’t know because girardi glued his ass to the bench.

    • SammySosasBleachingCream

      Against a righthander who throws like Scherzer? Ha.

  • Joe

    Who want to talk offseason moves this horrible season is over. I say we try to get freese from cardinals (nova, Robertson and Sanchez). Sign hunter. Ichi in RF.

    • AndrewYF

      Trade for Gerald Laird – he’s a winner. What will it take? Gardner, Mason, Austin…that should get you started, but don’t think like you can just steal away a winning player like that.

  • David N

    At least someone get a hit so we don’t have to suffer that indignity too.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Selfish player at the fucking plate.

    We are being no hit.

    Fucking bunt you fucking scrub.

  • Cy Pettitte

    good effort, good job, losers.

  • Bill R

    THANKS MARK!

    • Slugger27

      didnt you “turn the tv off” and “quit” and proclaim “im done” like… 10 posts ago?

      • Karl Krawfid

        Its like a car wreck. Can’t help but watch this shit show.

        • Bill R

          He’s right. As much as I want to turn it off. I can’t look away….

  • Mark L.

    The Yankees are absolutely the Jets of MLB. Serious injuries to key contributors but the big names are ineffective primadonnas.

  • Frank

    The icing on the cake to this miserable post season would be a no-hitter.

  • biteme

    Wait til next year!!!

  • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

    Is andy ready to pitch starting in the 6th?

    • Slugger27

      first off, robertson should be pitching in the 6th. second off, the pitchers are irrelevant anyway. detroit already has 2 runs.

  • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

    seriously…more likely to happen: we score five runs or get no hit?

    • fin

      No hit, almost half way there already. The Yankees havent scored 5 runs since game 1 of the ALDS.

  • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

    seriously…more likely to happen: we score five runs or get no hit?

    • Doug

      is this serious?

      • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

        Absolutely.

    • Slugger27

      not sure if serious….

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      most definitely no hit.

  • Bill R

    During the 2003 ALCS I was so disgusted during game 7 I turned my yanks shirt inside out and wrote red sox on it in tape, because I figure the team i’m cheering for would lose, and it worked. I’ll brb going to get the ducktape…

  • fin

    And the no hit watch begins. Just fucking horrendous.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    wow, this team really laid down, yet again.

  • Elton Cod

    Why is Raul Ibanez on the playoff roster? Yeah, he had a nice June, but he’s been useless since then.

    • Doug

      pretty nice early october if i remember correctly too

    • Bill

      PLEASE SAY YOU ARE KIDDING?!?!?!

      • Hummingbird S.

        either sarcasm or the first playoff game he’s watching.. don’t bother

    • Captain_Turbo

      Aside from three clutch home runs, I agree with you.

  • Cement Mixer

    I think I get it now, we’re living in a parallel universe because there is no way to explain this much failure.

  • SammySosasBleachingCream

    The no-no by Scherzer would be the final, crowning indignity.

  • Rahul

    I feel like I could strike out most of the Yankee lineup and I’ve never played baseball. These fuckers suck A-Rod’s model’s pussy last night and are hung over because they fucking suck. It’s over. GO DETROIT TIGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AT LEAST THEY PLAY WITH HEART!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Rahul

      btw, i’m kidding. i’m way too frustrated with this shit

  • Ghost of Joe Dugan

    I think I hate everyone currently posting in this game thread.

    • Bill R

      Don’t worry, if they start to win, we’ll come back around…

  • Tom

    CC really needs a quick inning.

  • CUYanks

    Hopefully Leyland wasn’t lying and the Yankees really are 31 pitches away from the Tigers bullpen.

    • Bill R

      Why so we can face Cy Coke?

  • oldmanalex doing damage on the bench

    so seriously, can we blame Girardi or not. I get it the offence is struggling…but did alex rape his mom? perhaps grandy videotaped.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    This is just brutal, not even the most optimistic of optimists can deny it.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Tigers already have seven hits, and a ton of them have been absolute dinkers.

    Yankees still don’t even have one. Go figure.

  • MattJasp

    This is easily my favorite site when it comes to Yankees’ news, opinions and information (great job RAB). When it comes to the comments? Man … I understand everyone is frustrated, but get over it. They under-performed in the postseason, that’s it. There are still innings to play and get back into this game. And if they don’t? They still had a great season and they’ll be back next year to contend, AGAIN. Team might look extremely different, but best believe they’ll be there. We’re all way too spoiled, I came to terms with that yrs ago. We just have to let these types of yrs go, it happens. Hope you all at least try to enjoy the rest of the game. Let’s go yanks

    • Slugger27

      dude, youre in the wrong place.

  • Tom

    Looked like Robbie misread that…

    Not sure if he would have got it but it looked like he took a flat route and then realized it was going deeper

  • Bill R

    GOODNIGHT IRENE!

  • DT

    And it’s over

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    That was no dinker.

    RIP 2012 NY Yankees.

  • Hans Moleman

    I think I’m going to puke

  • Cy Pettitte

    game over.

  • David N

    I can’t even get pissed about Cabrera hitting one.

    All I want now is one hit.

  • Frank

    Now it’s over. Nice job CC. See you fat ass next year.

    • https://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

      Talk about misguided anger. CC would have had to throw a shutout to even have a chance at winning this.

      Then again I’m not sure why I am wasting the time to reply to this.

    • DC

      Stay classy, Frank.

  • DT

    Should be 2-0 at worst if not for the shitastic defense.

  • Hummingbird S.

    it’s fitting that CC of all people would shit the bed to seal their fate.

    it’s time to worry about CC long term, 91mph FBs are not going to cut it from him

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

      As far as I’m concerned CC’s allowed 2 runs this game, you just saw them. The defense shit the bed.

    • DT

      CC shit the bed? He got screwed 2 runs by the defense. Forced him to throw god knows how many pitches to tire him out. CC is the least of the problems had the defense showed up.

    • DC

      So you completely discount his previous two post season games and worry based on this one?

    • mustang

      TBS is now commenting here?

  • Chilango

    Guess it’s harder to win with the HR than you thought, huh Joe.

  • oldmanalex doing damage on the bench

    I kind of wanna see a back to back now.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

    Welp. Even I’m calling this one over. I’m still going to listen because I’m not a fair weather fan, but I would be shocked, amazed, any other word you can think of, if the Yankees come back to even put the tying run on base this afternoon.

    • mustang

      I’m with you bro.

      It’s time to rise the white flag.

    • Hans Moleman

      Agreed. I have seen and/or listened to 170 games this season, I’m not going to shut it off now.

  • SammySosasBleachingCream

    That’s not good.

  • Bill R

    The worst part of this is listening to the TBS idiots GLOATING about how great the Tigers Are…

    • Chilango

      Because it wouldn’t be sporting to say how shitty the Yankees are.

  • https://twitter.com/Nards_Conscious will

    So, could we possibly get hanley ramirez in an arod trade?

    • vicki

      we’d have to take juan uribe.

  • Winter

    Somewhere underground, the Looney Tunes are playing a game of baseball against some aliens that stole the Yankees talent. It’s really the most logical explanation I can think of.

    • mustang

      Ok this the comment of the series.

      LMAO!!!!

  • Tom

    Yankees win this 6-4.

    And in more shocking news TBS at some point in this game will actually analyze some play in this game rather than fellate the Tiger du jour.

    • Tom

      Okay maybe 8-6?

  • Athenian

    Well, THIS is what 2012 will be remember for – over paid past their prime quitters. Awesome.

    Guess now it is time to pull for the Card or Giants- these fucks in Detroit don’t deserve anything.

  • Cy Pettitte

    they should just take CC out already.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Ho hum. Another hit for Delmon Young.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

    If we are going to even threaten coming back in this game Ichiro, Gardner, Nunez, as well as Tex and Ibanez(if they’re shifting on them) need to put down at least 2 bunts between them at some point today and make Cabrera field it.

  • Slugger27

    sorry if anyone takes this racially (it is what it is) but it truly is meant to be more of a fat joke… but my god delmon young has a striking resemblance to donkey kong.

  • Bill R

    Anyone know what time Pedroia is Teeing off tomorrow, I’d like to relay that info to the Yankees….

  • mustang

    wow just wow

  • Greg

    we’re old and tired, and just not as good as they are.

    • DC

      Because young players never slump.

  • Karl Krawfid

    LOL

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

    Wow…completely disregard my last post…we’re done. Good season.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Now the Tigers are just shitting all over everything.

    This is just like Game 4 in 2006.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Getting beat by Peralta and Young. Fuck this team.

    • Cy Pettitte

      seriously, Cabrera, ok. but these pieces of shit? what a joke.

  • SammySosasBleachingCream

    Great. The Jew-hater strikes again.

  • bobtaco

    CC is doing his best Javy Vazquez impression…

    • Winter

      Wait CC’s pitching? I thought it was Nova.

  • https://twitter.com/Nards_Conscious will

    yeah… now it’s over lmao

  • SammySosasBleachingCream

    Um…

  • Hans Moleman

    CC is done. C’mon Joe

  • https://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    This is just insane.

  • fin

    The Yankees packed it in before this game started. No hit, nothing even hit hard and errors. Just a bunch of the highest paid guys in the game that couldnt perform when it matters most. As I’m writing this, CC gives up another one, hes packed it in also. See ya all next year.

  • oldmanalex doing damage on the bench

    hahah… this is so fucked up. I say leave CC in.. i wanna watch some more moonshots.

  • Tom

    Joe… your starter has thrown 90 pitches in the 4th inning and is down 6-0. Maybe time for the pen?

    At least it’s not an elimination game.

  • David N

    Well, it’s been real, guys. I’m off to play a softball game. Hopefully it goes better than this one.

    Please let us not get no-hit.

  • Bill R

    It’s games like this is miss The Boss…..

  • True blue

    Big time effort by CC.. This team is gutless from top to bottom.

    • DT

      He didn’t say that when he pitched our asses to the ALCS.

      • True blue

        So this is a big time effort? And this team didn’t mail it in?

        Winning an ALDS round doesn’t mean shit.

        • DT

          CC had a bad game. But had the offense showed up this series, it would be a completely different story. Not to mention this game the Defense screwed CC over so many times and forced him to double his pitch count. CC is the least of our worries going forward.

    • DC

      For some reason, I doubt your name.

  • Bill R

    It’s games like this I miss The Boss…..

    • DC

      Why? Was he a good hitter?

  • https://twitter.com/Nards_Conscious will

    Phelps finally enters the game when hes supposed to. a blowout

  • UncleArgyle

    Good job. Good effort

  • paul a

    this team has shown no heart, WAKE UP HAL.

  • Chilango

    The fat man I mean lady, is singing.

  • https://twitter.com/Nards_Conscious will

    Trump should buy the yankees.. you’d see the boss 2.0

    • stuart a

      trump is a fuckin moron loud mouth fool.

  • DT

    This probably could have been delayed by 3 innings had the defense not forced CC to throw 40 extra pitches.

  • David N

    One more thing: thanks, CC. I really mean that – this whole mess isn’t your fault.

  • Jag

    Best to take him out now and save him up for next reason, and not risk any serious injury. :(

  • SammySosasBleachingCream

    11 hits by CC? Is that right?

    • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

      They were pretty much all dinkers, until he started giving up long balls.

  • Frank

    Ironically, the “ace” of the staff comes up so small in a must win game and pitches the worst game of the post season.

    • DT

      Yea because he came up small in the deciding game of the ALDS too right? CC had a bad game. This shit wouldn’t matter if the offense hit from game 1-3.

    • DC

      Verlander gave up a HR to Nunez, therefore he’s not an ace either.

  • OMG! Bagels!

    Again, I’ve never had this feeling in a playoff game before (series actually) that it’s just incredibly impossible for an entire offense to go cold at the same time. I’m a Girardi supporter but the benching of Arod is ridiculous. MORE ridiculous than Torre pushing him to 8th and I never thought I’d think anything was more ridiculous than that. And I simply do not understand this. I’ve never seen this. Anywhere. Yet alone on the team Leyland once called “Murderer’s row plus Cano.”

  • CUYanks

    Hey, I’m not giving up until the final out. Hey, Adam Wainwright gave up 6 runs to give the other team a 6-0 lead in an elimination game this year and his team is 2 wins from the W.S. Maybe the Yankees have 1 more big inning in them this season.

  • Winter

    I vote to rescind the Tigers last 4 runs because home runs don’t count in the postseason.

    • Tom

      You can’t win in the postseason with them, except when you do.

      I love the stat only one team in however many years has won the WS with the most reg season HR’s

      Only once in the last 15 (?) years has the team with the most reg season wins. So by logic teams that win a lot of games in the reg season can’t win the WS either.

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

      I second this!!

  • Elton Cod

    This team is done. We need to start rebuilding next year. Keep our building blocks – Ichiro, Gardner, Ibanez, Phelps. Dump A-Rod, Cano, Grandy, Swisher, Martin, Stewart. Call up Romine/Cervelli. Hopefully Jeter will be back, but…I dunno. Broken ankle for a 40 year-old battling foot/ankle problems for months. Not good.

    • DT

      Dump Cano, Grandy and Arod and keep Ibanez and Ichiro? Those are building blocks? Are you crazy?

      • jjyank (Carsten Charles Cruisin’)

        Eddard World.

    • Winter

      Ichiro is NOT a building block. Theres no way he can maintain his September 2012 production in 2013. Same goes for Ibanez. Your also short two outfielders and 3-4 infielders.

      • Winter

        Before anyone gets pissed at me:

        *You’re

      • Elton Cod

        Nunez. Nix and other veteran utility pieces if they want to work for cheap. Call up Dickerson.

        • DT

          We can get the first pick of the draft at least.

      • fin

        Doesnt matter, we have Cirvelli and Romaine to call up. LOL

    • DC

      This is why states have laws preventing cousins from marrying.

    • stuart a

      newsflash Ibanez is fuckin 40 and ichiro is 38. they are not building blocks…jeter is 38, if you think he is having another year like this 1 you are insane…

      they need to dump all the OLD GUYS…

      ALL OF THEM

    • Captain_Turbo

      You forgot a few pieces. Sign Matsui and Damon to play outfield, bring Chad Gaudin in as closer, and Randy Winn as full-time DH. Now them’s some building blocks!

  • McLovin

    I got hope still

  • dkidd

    didn’t see the 76 world series, but my impression is that the reds were just a machine. this has to be the worst post-season series in franchise history

    • dkidd

      a big red machine, that is

    • stuart a

      reds were so much better then the tigers it is a joke..

      morgan, rose, perez, griffey, foster, bench, on and on….

      this tiger team is not great just the yankees suck……..

  • Stevis

    I guess that little schmuck Girardi wants to wait till its 10 -0 to pull our “Ace”….Ace my ass…the only saving grace will be breaking up the no hitter!!!!!

  • Tom

    As a fan I just want to see them put up a fight these last few innings.
    Have some quality AB’s, scratch out a run or two and not just pack it in and swing at the first pitch so you don’t strike out.

    Even though it will likely mean nothing, let’s see some effort.

    • Hans Moleman

      Would you blame them though for doing so? I wouldn’t.

  • OMG! Bagels!

    Arod won’t argue a trade. Wouldn’t blame him a bit. Hope he tears the leather off every ball next year.

    • stuart a

      don’t hold your breath. his slugging % is falling faster then his reputation.

      2 extra base hits in 8 weeks….

      arod is toast and a jackass to boot…

      poor arod so mistreated….

      • Captain_Turbo

        I’ll sell ya capital letters at three bucks a pop. Whadya say, champ?

    • Stevis

      hope he does it somewhere else and stick it up Girardi and Cashmans ass

  • TJF

    I’m thinking Girardi might be done, and so might a few of the “stars”. I think some housecleaning is in order.

  • stuart a

    this team is a joke. 11 hits, do the yanks have 11 hits in the series?

    arod sucks, he is cancer, and there ROI on him is laughable.

    the yanks cannot get a big hit ever, you cannot win when that is the case.

    this could get even worse, maybe 11 to 0, not only lose. BUT DESTROYED IN THE SERIES.

    heads need to roll….adios arod, swisher, and others.

    on the tex front, the guy cannot drive the ball which is a problem since that is all he tries to do.. look at his rbi #’s in the playoff they are a joke………..

    no 1 is safe accept Jeter…. I say BLOW THE SHIT UP…..

    • Stevis

      cant blame A-ROd …sorry

      • stuart a

        absolutely arod has been great in the playoffs they are benching him because he hasproduced to much…

        get a clue.. 0 for 18 against righties with 12 ks, zero rbis… he has been great…..

        • SammySosasBleachingCream

          You’re an obsessed maniac.

        • Stevis

          647 homers better than the crap on the field and Chavez is now 0 for 16…real good

    • DT

      If they blow up the team, i hope you enjoy not making the play offs for the next 5 years at least. we’ll be fighting the Red Sox for last place.

      • mustang

        THIS!!!

    • Captain_Turbo

      Who said Yankee fans are irrational?

  • Stevis

    these wealthy stiffs are now thinking about their expensive vacations!

    • DC

      Yeah, that’s it.

  • AB

    This is the first time that I can remember, where it feels like the team just quit. Not good……

  • hillbilly jim

    george must be turning over in his grave!

  • OMG! Bagels!

    Pitching is not to blame. Even if CC threw a perfect game, they can’t win if they can’t drive a run in. And they can’t.

    • DT

      This wouldn’t be a must win game if the offense showed up game 1-3. The Tigers barely won those games. You figure one offense will show up eventually. Too bad ours is still not here.

  • MikeD

    I might actually like this team less than the 03 one…

  • MikeD

    I might actually like this team less than the 03 one…

    • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

      You mean ’04?

      2003 team got to the World Series.

  • vicki

    okay, boys. low leverage time. let’s see some statpaddin’.

    • MikeD

      Yeah, who knows, Chavez might even get his first hit.

    • MikeD

      Yeah, who knows, Chavez might even get his first hit.

  • https://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    I’ll honestly say I wasn’t expecting this team to do too much in the Postseason. Never really felt like this team ever really fired on all cylinders all year. I certainly did not expect to be this pathetic, but I consider making it into the ALCS a success.

    • http://twitter/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

      Not all year?
      Not in late June, when they were winning practically every game? Not then?
      What’s most disappointing for me is that then I really did feel like this was it, this team is going to make it to the series. It’s been a tough 4 months, admittedly.

      • https://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

        No doubt that stretch was awesome, but it didn’t change my expectations. I don’t consider myself a negative person, but I never really looked at this team as a World Series winning team. Possible, sure, but I was never really confident.

        • The Real Greg

          So did I. Because of the luck factor.

    • fin

      I agree I didnt see them doing much in the postseason either, really if Johnson didnt loose it in the ALDS the Yankees would have been swept by the O’s and probably should have been. This was a bonus series, that in hindsight I would probably rather have not had happen. Its been rather embarrassing for the Yankees.

  • al

    Anyone know what the babip is for this series?

    • https://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

      The lack of balls actually put in play probably skews it a bit.

      • al

        thanks for answering the question

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Chavez continues to light it up this postseason.

    • Chet K

      He would like to maintain his .000 average in the postseason.

    • Chet K

      He would like to maintain his .000 in the postseason.

  • mustang

    Well before the stupid trolling comments come rolling in to annoy me further I will say good day.

    Thanks to all you regular guys for the exchange of baseball knowledge and opinions. Like always thanks Mike Axisa, Ben Kabak, Joe Pawlikowski and the rest of the RAB staff for all the great work.

    Peace.

  • SammySosasBleachingCream

    I didn’t really expect to beat the Tigers, but I thought the games would at least be competitive.
    Boy, was i wrong.

  • SammySosasBleachingCream

    Way to go, Chavy!!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Yep, this is the Jeremy Bonderman game.

  • Electric nunez

    This team laid down
    Time for a complete cleaning

    • DT

      Complete cleaning? No. That would be stupid to blow up the team that achieve the best record in the AL. They need to add piece though.

      • Electric nunez

        AL was weak this year. This team needs a cleaning and yes arod has to go first.
        Granderson needs to be bought out.
        Swisher needs to leave
        Martin needs to go
        We need to shop cano and see if anyone wants tex

        • DT

          Wow we’ll end up with a last place team then. You sir are stupid as hell.

        • DC

          At least you’re being rational.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

    This is a sick dream…somebody spin a top and please tell me it never stops spinning so I know to wake up and start my day.

    • Captain_Turbo

      My name is Mr. Charles. You remember me, don’t you?

  • Tom

    Hard to even get a lucky hit when the starting pitcher has struck out over 50% of the batters.

  • CG

    It’s never good when you’re working late, forget the game is a day game, and then see this as the score. Or maybe it is good; I missed the heartbreak of the 4th inning, which must have been painful for everyone else, and got it all in one 10 second dose.

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

      This is going to sound strange…but the 3rd was worse. Weak ground balls galore.

    • Tom

      The single runs in the first and 3rd were the heartbreaking ones because of all the crap that had to go wrong for Detroit to even get those runs.

      The 4th was actually pretty painless.

  • CUYanks

    I hope that Joe still understands there is no tomorrow and pitches his A relievers as much as possible this game.

  • Reverse Mormon

    At least this team won a postseason series. More than I thought they would given all of the offensive flaws we have seen the last 3 months that have been well-documented on this site.

    Hey, at least they mash against the Red Sox.

  • Reggie C.
  • DT

    This Team still had the best Record in the AL and made the ALCS. So lets not blow up the team Red Sox style just yet because of a piss poor ALCS. They need to add pieces, not get rid of everyone who got us to the postseason in the first place.

    • CUYanks

      Exactly. Best record in the AL and an ALCS appearance is a good team.

    • stuart a

      they should be blown up.

      pettitte is 40, mo is 40 +, jeter is 38, and on and on..

      this is the end of the jeter era, wake up to reality…

      younger, cheaper, and more athletic… that is the goal………………………………………

      • DT

        You can get Cheaper and better without getting rid of guys like Cano or Granderson who has produced in the regular season.

      • fin

        Shouldnt better be the goal? None of the things you mentioned mean better baseball players.

    • FIPster Doofus

      Adding pieces could be tough with the $189 million budget looming. I’m pessimistic about the offseason.

      • DT

        Tough but not impossible Mike pointed out that they still have some wiggling room even with the long term contracts.

  • Yankee Fan in Philly

    Thanks to Ben, Mike, Joe and everyone at RAB for their usual stellar work.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

    Mark Fiensand: “It’s as much A-Rod’s fault as anybody.” Yeah the dude that has one start this series is just as responsible as our all world 2nd baseman going 1 for the series.

    • TomH

      What a stupid comment.

    • DT

      He obviously has been tipping the wrong pitches to our hitters.

  • oldmanalex doing damage on the bench

    I gotta admit, I’m jealous of their Cabrera/Verlander combo. our team is full of the PAST, they seem to have right combo of the present and perhaps the future.

    • CUYanks

      That Prince Fielder contract is going to be a similar albatross for them as the A-Rod one for the next many years.

  • Electric nunez

    I trade arod to angels for wells and 60 million. Wells 5 years 48 million is acceptable put him in rf hope he finds hia
    swing.

    • TomH

      Certifiably insane.

    • FIPster Doofus

      Wells is one of the worst players in baseball at this point.

    • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

      On no planet could Vernon Wells be better than ARod. Alex is already old and decrepit enough – Wells is a flat out terrible baseball player.

    • DT

      Arod still produces. Wells does jack shit. Give me the guy who still can do something if we’re going to pay 100 mil anyways.

    • DC

      Why do you hate baseball?

  • mustang
    • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

      Thanks for the reminder.

      I have the Taps on my phone’s playlist, under the title “Goodnight, Yankees”. Played it after the final out of 2011.

      I’ll be playing it again tonight.

  • Eddard

    At this point I think you just have to clean house. This was so embarrassing that Girardi has gotta go. ARod has gotta go. Swisher won’t be back. Granderson has gotta go. Clean house and start fresh with new leadership.

    • The Real Greg

      SMH.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Yankees traded a lot of young and Cheaper Parts for older scrubs.

    • Athenian

      and now they are getting their Just Return. They deserve everything bad happening because of poor decisions.

      I would love to see a big lightening storm where Big Stein is shot from the heavens and goes all Thor on this team.

      • The Real Greg

        And that’s why Brian Cashman needs to nail it this offseason. He is now officially on the hot seat.

        • Athenian

          No he is not. Kevin Long will take the fall.

          • The Real Greg

            Long will be gone first. Cashman gets a year to at least makes this reputable.

      • DT

        steinbrenner is known for getting old overpaid players.

  • oldmanalex doing damage on the bench

    LMFAO… @ nunez.

  • Coolerking101

    Well, it was a fun year while it lasted. I don’t believe anyone quit on this team. I just think the little problems we saw all year came to head all at once. This is an old team that’s been forced to play too many games in a row over the last month and they got worn down. Combine that with a few guys slumping, some injuries and the usual playoff chokers…and you have the product you see before you today.

    There’s still hope for the future, as good pitching will always keep you competitive, but barring a ninja move from Cashman, this team has some serious flaws that can’t be fixed without some serious $$$$ or an infusion of young talent. Given that all the big time Yankee prospects either got hurt this year or are 2 years out….there’s no quick fix in sight.

  • The Real Greg

    Its ironic that this year’s team is being hammered by criticism when they went further in the playoffs than last year’s team.

    Credit to Girardi for managing them to this point. Now the onus falls to Brian Cashman to do his job properly and rebuild this team.

    • Athenian

      where is the irony? The criticism is deserved and Baltimore is a lesser opponent than Detroit was last year.

      And no Girardi does not deserve credit – he managed away the 10 game division lead. And Cashman won’t take the fall, they will blame Kevin Long.

    • fin

      Last year, was just one of those years, the Yankees thoroughly outplayed the Tigers but lost the series…Shit happens. This years team looked bad against the O’s and now really bad against Detroit.

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

      I like Girardi, but I feel like Jeter,Ichiro, Kuroda, CC, Andy, and to a lesser extent Cano, dragged this team kicking and screaming in spite of some foolish moves by Girardi to 95 wins this season.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Oh fuck you Pepsi. That’s the last commercial I ever wanted to see.

  • Calogero
  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

    This is going to sound vindictive, but why hasn’t any major sports “news” outlet or any of the regular yankee-bashing trolls on this site even trying to point the finger at Robbie this series?! Seriously, if Cano even has a “normal” series by his standards I think he could’ve carried the team to at least 1 or 2 wins in the LCS.

    • Captain Gift Basket

      I would’ve benched Cano for Nix in Game 3. Girardi should’ve gone all in with the benchings. He had nothing to lose with these chumps.

    • John

      nono .. you are totally on point … there is no way he is going to get the 250mil he was asking for … like everyone else has said we need to get younger and we need to get hitters who make contact .. i know many people dont like nunez cuz of his defense but he needs to be given a shot to play .. dh or whatever .. and play ss when jeter dh’s which should be alot more next year … anyways we need better contact hitters…. guys who go the other way .. enough of this station to station bullshit … in the playoffs they wont be facing the number 4 or 5 starter who serve these hitters cookies … as much as this sweep is going to hurt i hope that it opens the front offices eyes so that guys like swisher, granderson, arod are gone .. and to prevent them from giving ridiculous contracts to cano and martin ..

    • John

      nono .. you are totally on point … there is no way he is going to get the 250mil he was asking for … like everyone else has said we need to get younger and we need to get hitters who make contact .. i know many people dont like nunez cuz of his defense but he needs to be given a shot to play .. dh or whatever .. and play ss when jeter dh’s which should be alot more next year … anyways we need better contact hitters…. guys who go the other way .. enough of this station to station bullshit … in the playoffs they wont be facing the number 4 or 5 starter who serve these hitters cookies … as much as this sweep is going to hurt i hope that it opens the front offices eyes so that guys like swisher, granderson, arod are gone .. and to prevent them from giving ridiculous contracts to cano and martin.

  • The Real Greg

    Oh by the way, for those that want the manager to be fired, give me a good candidate that is somewhere in the realm of reality.

    • oldmanalex doing damage on the bench

      imagine francona was available… I don’t about fired, but he needs a reality check somehow.

      • DT

        I would love Francona. Sigh too bad…

    • Electric nunez

      Pinella

      • The Real Greg

        New York media would LOVE him. Unfortunately, he’s old and a bit rickety

      • Reverse Mormon

        That old fart? LMFAO.

    • Stevis

      hes sitting on the bench next to little girardi

  • Captain Gift Basket

    And the real gutless Yanks have finally exposed themselves as the frauds they are. As I’ve said all year – worst first place team I have ever seen.

    • DC

      Don’t hurt your shoulder patting yourself on the back.

      • Captain Gift Basket

        Call it like I see it. Terrible fundamental team. God awful.

    • DT

      Then stop watching baseball for the sake of all the fans who actually give a fuck and don’t run away like bitches at the first sign of trouble.

      • OMG! Bagels!

        thank you.

      • Yankees are stupid

        First sign of trouble?
        I guess losing three games in a row is not enough for you?
        Do you still think the yankees can win the WS?
        You’re such in denial.

    • Jim Is Bored

      Fuck you, Fuck you sir, Fuck you some more, and Fuck you again.

      With some more Fucks on top.

      Peace out, RAB, it’s been fun staying positive with some of you, I’ll be back in a month when I can do so again.

      • Captain Gift Basket

        I’ll still be here. And way to stay classy. Grow up, clown.

        • Jim Is Bored

          Fuck you.

          • Cashman’s Third Mistress

            Grow up!

  • mustang

    Ask a Cubs Fan if they like to change place with the Yankees from 1996 on.

    Ok now continue.

  • Yankees are stupid

    HAHAHAHAHAHA Damn good job yankees.
    Way to get swept!
    Spends all that money to get crushed in the postseason.
    Ya yankees can spend all your money.
    Ya keep coming to the postseason and lose!
    Stop taking another team’s spot!

    • Stevis

      you must be a Met fan or a red sux fan …they were real good this year

  • CG

    0 0 2
    6 12 1

    =

    ….lol?

  • CUYanks

    You definitely can’t blame Girardi for the bats being cold. I think he was gutsy to PH Raul for A-Rod in the ALDS, but there’s no argument that it was a turning point in what Girardi felt he could/could not do. I think this free reign he feels might have some lasting consequences.

    I don’t completely love the way he’s made out lineups and offensive starters this series, but whatever. To me, what was completely unforgivable was/is his management of the bullpen in postseason games. When he brought David Phelps into extra innings of game 1 of the ALCS when he could have gone to several better options (especially either stretching Soriano or Robertson another inning), it became clear that he doesn’t quite wrap his mind around how to manage in must-win save-nothing for tomorrow situations. I think part of it is we got spoiled with Mo being healthy, and Joe Torre already having set a precedent to use him for 2 innings regularly in postseason games, but Joe really needed to treat Robertson/Soriano in the same way.

  • Reuben Sierra’s Chains

    Can we interview Verlander again TBS you dumb Fucks.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Eduardo Nunez is seriously the only Yankee capable of hitting.

    Unreal.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Ok can safely turn this shit off.

  • Athenian

    Nunez is such an ass, who does he think he is breaking up the no hitter.

  • oldmanalex doing damage on the bench

    dammit, there goes the no hitter. I guess we got some dignity, maybe not…

  • CUYanks

    Just get Valverde in this game and there’s a chance.

  • Widget

    gotta love the losers that post when the yankees lose. jealous one’s envy.

  • Tom

    You could hear the audible grunt from Smoltz on that play when he realized Jackson couldn’t get it.

    I’m sorry, but this guy should not be doing national games.

  • dontchaknow

    before anybody else i want swisher gone.. more so than alex, just looking at him pisses me the fuck off. ‘seeya’

  • oldmanalex doing damage on the bench

    and now we shall strikeout three in a row. Its as if our players loose the ability to hit when people are on base WTFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

  • JobaWockeeZ

    This sucks and all but what sucks more is that we’re screwed out of a CC start in game 7.

  • vicki

    i’m getting a nunez jersey.

  • Widget

    Nunez can’t do anything right. Way to screw up the no hitter.

  • Hans Moleman

    Garbage time.

  • Ben

    Is A-rod actually injured?

    Aside from sucking, why is he never getting back in lineup?

    • sangreal

      Joe hasn’t finished asserting his dominance.

    • DT

      Girardi think Chavez vs a righty is better match up.

      • Ben

        he has as many hits as me this series, why he keep getting AB’s like he is Barry Bonds?

        I would rather booing Arod than having Chavez’s empty hacks

        • DT

          Because Girardi is so low on ARod he won’t admit that Chavez is useless and has cost the team 2 runs already on defense.

  • Captain Gift Basket

    The Yanks are geniuses. This Arod bullshit has been the perfect distraction from letting us really discuss what a truly shitty team they are. Mad geniuses.

    • Robinson Tilapia (I Believe in Better Weather)

      Just stopped in to hear someone write how a team in the ALCS is a truly shitty team.

      The bright spot of the off-season will be half of you will go into hibernation. You’ll all be back, though. Who are we fooling.

  • DT

    Rally like game one of the 2011 ALCS.

  • oldmanalex doing damage on the bench

    WERTH contract here he comes..

  • McLovin

    Dd they just score a run

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Swisher with a RISPY hit.

    No, really.

  • Ben

    anyone think, this is the inning we turn around everything?

    • DT

      Wait til the 9th inning cock tease where they score 4 runs, get the tying run on before losing. Because we all know that’s going to happen.

      • The Real Greg

        No. The cock tease would be winning 3 straight and then losing. That’s the cock tease.

        • DT

          I think that would just bee good baseball.

  • dkidd

    don’t let us win tonight!!!!!

  • Captain Gift Basket

    Hahaha! Typical Swish. Game over, series over, no pressure and he knocks in a run!

  • Tom

    “More than likely Jim would like to get him through this inning”

    And here I was thinking Leyland wouldn’t want him to get through this inning.

  • Smoltzschmuck

    they deleted it thankfully

  • CUYanks

    Bullpen time!

  • Tom

    So will Joe pinch hit here?

    • oldmanalex doing damage on the bench

      probably not. AROD hasn’t finished serving his time. a few more license plates to punch..

  • CUYanks

    Bringing in Coke? Any chance Joe tries A-Rod here? I would guess definitely A-Rod for Chavez.

    • CUYanks

      Or actually, is Coke now being treated as the closer? Drew Smyly?

  • Smoltzschmuck

    anyone know how close we are to the playoff record of .196 batting average?

    • Smoltzschmuck

      team batting average that is

  • Captain Gift Basket

    Banish Cano to Kansas City.

  • Chilango

    Who was that… Swisher?

  • Hans Moleman

    Please bring in A-Rod

  • Athenian

    That thought running through your head that Ibanez could hit a 3 run HR – just stop. save yourself the frustration. won’t happen.

  • toad

    Arod. Good move.

  • oldmanalex doing damage on the bench

    this is history…. ALEX PH,

  • mustang

    Yes!!!! they are bring in A_ROD

    • mustang

      Its would be too funny

  • CUYanks

    I’m glad he’s at least giving A-Rod a chance to do something.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    I don’t mind getting to see Alex here.

    With all the bullshit going on with him, who knows if he’s a Yankee next year.

  • toad

    Bet he gets a hit

  • Darren

    First of all: I TOTALLY BELEIVE WE CAN STILL DO THIS

    Second of all, don’t you hate it when you start thinking of all the shit you’re gonna do now that the Yanks are out of it. Like, I’ll get my $200 for the tickets I bought for Game 6. And now I have time to clean my bathroom tomorrow night. Great.

    Grandy – left field
    Swish – Smell ya later
    Arod – say hi to South Beach
    KLong – Bi
    Girardi – later
    Cashman – You’re fired!

    • Joe F

      lol We made the ALCS. 13 other teams wish they made it this far.

      Alex will be in NY for next season. This isn’t his fault. Say bye to Swisher though.

      Granderson and Cano were worse than Alex.

      • OMG! Bagels!

        Much worse. I thought I’d feel bad if Swish left but after he turned on the fans, screw him.

        • Laz

          He never turned on the fans. He basically said he was frusterated because he was trying hard yet still getting booed at home.

      • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

        Order of blame(more disappointment)in this series for me goes:
        1.Robbie
        2.Robbie
        3.Robbie
        4.Granderson
        5.Swisher
        6.Girardi
        7.A-Rod
        8.Chavez (you were given a chance to succeed and you failed SO HARD.)

  • Hans Moleman

    He’s alive!

  • oldmanalex doing damage on the bench

    man alex looks really nervous…

  • Stratman9652

    A-Rod could jack one here and people would still blame him for this.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    A-Rod has no business “sauntering” to the plate. Get that swag outta your step, son..

  • Joe F

    Well it’s not a strikeout.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    What’s one more #RISPFAIL for this season?

  • DT

    He made contact. Showing up eric Chavez.

  • We must eradicate you from this game thread.

    Rascism isn’t cool.

  • OMG! Bagels!

    I say swag Alex Swag. Screw everyone who doesn’t like you. You’ve been through enough. You make millions but you’ve been punched around in ways you don’t deserve.

    • BigBlueAL

      Yeah he is such the innocent victim.

      • OMG! Bagels!

        did not say that. said he got worse than he deserved and I believe that.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Whoever you like on this team sucks just as hard. Except for obviously Jeter and Raul.

  • mustang

    LOL

  • Chilango

    ARod missed a cookie.

  • Hummingbird S.

    A-Rod against a soft tossing lefty ends with an easy flyout. Where’s that dumbass DT now?

    • DT

      Still here. How’s Cano’s 0-3? Or Chavez 0-2? Like i said Arod at worst does what the other guys have done.

      • Hummingbird S.

        A-Rod is done.

        • DT

          I guess all our struggling hitters are done then? an .800 OPS at 3rd base is far from done. Overpaid and an Albatross? Yes. Done for his career? Doubt it.

  • DT

    Now the Media can all point fingers and blame Arod for losing us the game. Yay.

  • http://www.geeks2you.net Marc

    I completely agree with pinchhitting Arod for Chavez. But NOT for Ibanez! Wtf Girardi. Seriously, why would you play Chavez over Arod in do or die games, then take out Ibanez for Arod?!!? Dude shoulda waited one more batter and put Arod in for Chavez. Duuuumb move.

    • CUYanks

      I’m guessing we might see Nix for Chavez.

      • oldmanalex doing damage on the bench

        Knowing Girardi, he’ll keep in Chavez and let Andruw jones hit for alex.

    • DT

      Ibanez can’t hit lefties except for that one time. Had he pinch hit Arod for Chavez they would have brought a righty in. And there’s no guarantee Ibanez even gets on base to get to Chavez.

      • http://www.geeks2you.net Marc

        I would much rather him start Ibanez and Arod in the same game. Splits be damned, Ibanez is one of the few reasons we even got this far(that and amazing pitching). Arod should be one of the reasons we stay here, and he WILL turn it around. He can hit lefties, and he will break out of his funk. Just probably not this postseason…

        • DT

          I’m not going to disagree here. ARod’s platton splits only popped up this season. Last year he had trouble with lefties and killed righties.

  • oldmanalex doing damage on the bench

    He’ll probably get one more plate appearance. We as Yankee Fans should seriously enjoy it. One of the greatest players to play the game, probably not a yankee for much longer. really blows.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

    Going to Alex was more than the right move there. At least it shows that Joe hasn’t completely given up on the game or (to a MUCH lesser extent) Alex. I seriously thought regardless of situation we would never see Alex again, at least this season possibly ever again.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Throw a legit parade.

    They got Delmon Young out.

  • Andy

    You guys think we’ll see Alex again or are they going to ph Granderson for him if it’s a righty pitcher?

  • Robinson Tilapia (I love the New York Yankees)

    2 for 1 flat Old Milwaukee right now. Nothing but Sigur Ros on the jukebox and women who aren’t interested in you everywhere. Enjoy…..or not.

    Win or lose, this is my team, and this will always be my team.

    #unlesstheysellittotrumponeday

    • OMG! Bagels!

      hashtag: abso-freaking-lutely

    • Darren

      OMG I never thought of that. Yeah, that would be one of the few moves they could make that would make me turn my back forever

  • Marcy

    ARod was set up to fail there – no surprise.

    • stuart a

      absolutely hitting off koufax like that is unfair. he should of told smyly keep it under 85 please…..

      • Marcy

        Alex has never gotten a PH hit. He was always a full-time player.
        Know your stuff before you get snippy.

    • BigBlueAL

      Huh?? He was actually set up to succeed since he got to face a LH pitcher (not even their best LH reliever) which he still actually hits pretty good.

  • stuart a

    count that as hit arod did hit it to the outfield.

    don’t worry arod the under 30 and dumb fandom still loves you act.

    arod has zero rbi’s in the playoffs….he is being unfairly picked on after all granderson is playing today and nicky played in game 3……

    newsflash arod sucks, swisher is as unclutch as it can be, and grandy is a hack…they all stink, and????????????????????????????

    • Robinson Tilapia (I love the New York Yankees)

      Holy fuck, is that a float I see going by?

    • DT

      Annnddd you’re a dumbass. And this team with those guys made it further than any other AL team not named the Tigers.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Everyone knows this team sucks, what are you trying to prove?

  • BigBlueAL

    One thing I wont miss about Arod being gone is all the freaking attention he gets. The best part of the late 90’s teams was how one player wasnt the main focus of the team. Tino and Paul O’Neil get benched in the World Series and nobody cared. Granderson and Swish get benched and its a footnote to Arod getting benched. Its not a Yankee story its a freaking Arod story and he is right now not even one of the best players on the team anymore.

    Seriously man its time for him to go. I will always appreciate the 2009 postseason and by far the greatest season by a single player Ive ever watched on a daily basis in 2007 but it really is time to end all the freaking drama.

  • Effthisnoise

    You know whats sad, i think the Orioles woukd have destroyed the tigers in this series

    • The Real Greg

      No chance. Orioles would have folded just like us. Their offense was worse than ours.

      • Effthisnoise

        The tigers are not good and will get crushed.in the ws

      • JobaWockeeZ

        The Orioles got shutout by CC or Pettite or Kuroda who are top of the line pitchers.

        The Yankees got shut out by no names.

        • The Real Greg

          No names?

          Verlander- MVP
          Scherzer- Top 5 in the AL in K’s
          Fister- Been brilliant since last year
          Sanchez- maybe but he has a no hitter, so he’s not technically a no name.

          • DT

            Psh, Facts. Who is this Verlander guy. I’ve only seen TBS drool all over him every game of the series.

            • JobaWockeeZ

              Don’t even try that argument, people guaranteed 8 runs off Verlander and you know it.

              • JobaWockeeZ

                Oh and if you’ve watched more than one game then you’d see that Verlander shockingly didn’t start every game.

                • DT

                  Didn’t stop TBS from talking about him every game. Oh they let him join the booth for an inning too.

                  • JobaWockeeZ

                    He’s overhyped no doubt but the Yankees were able to face a lot of scrubs and didn’t do shit too.

              • DT

                8 runs? Have they been watching the offense recently… I was happy with one and not giving him a complete game victory.

          • JobaWockeeZ

            I meant they got shut out by Oriole no names. I’ll give you Detroit’s top 3 but still the Orioles can’t be worse.

            • The Real Greg

              They did get limited by Orioles no names. And so was every other team this year. The Yankees are not alone in being shut down by Orioles no names.

    • OMG! Bagels!

      Their offense was not showing up either.

    • DT

      The Orioles offense was struggling worse than ours. Their pitching is worse than ours. Doubt it.

    • Chilango

      What? The O’s and the Yanks were evenly matched oh except for that 120 million payroll difference

  • https://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    What frustrates me most is not having any idea of what could be done to make this team better. There really doesn’t seem to be any quick fix.

    Adding a bunch of free agents doesn’t really solve anything and will only add to the payroll issue, there aren’t really any solid internal answers, and blowing up the team would be completely ridiculous and counter productive. On the other hand you can’t just do nothing. Should be interesting to see how it plays out.

    • Robinson Tilapia (I love the New York Yankees)

      Well, are you going to base change on the first 167 games, or on the last four?

      There’s things that can be done. You can let Swisher go, pick up Grandy’s option and trade him, stupidly explore the Alex thing, let Russell walk, etc. Does that mean you get pieces in place that make the team better? Beats the fuck out of me.

      I’m not saying any of the above should be done. I’m just saying those are pretty obvious possibilities that would conceivably be done. I have no clue what I think…..yet.

  • Eddard

    ARod can’t do a damn thing. And he sat the one hitter that’s driven in some runs for us this series, Raul. Nunie’s been about the only bright spot the past two games. He’s certainly won himself a spot on next year’s roster. Hopefully it’s in the place of ARod.

    • OMG! Bagels!

      Nunie will never be an Arod. Let’s get real.

    • DT

      If Nunez gives us an .800 OPS neast season, i’ll go eat a hat.

  • 101010

    Did anyone just see what Rapada was doing with his eyes when the camera was on Pettitte? Freakiest shit I’ve ever seen.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

    Order of blame(more disappointment)in this series for me goes:
    1.Robbie
    2.Robbie
    3.Robbie
    4.Granderson
    5.Swisher
    6.Girardi
    7.A-Rod
    8.Chavez (you were given a chance to succeed and you failed SO HARD.)

    In addition:
    9. Robinson Cano

    • OMG! Bagels!

      yes

    • 101010

      You forgot Pineda. I blame him for everything.

      • DT

        SEATTLE KNEW

        • The Real Greg

          Yeah, like Michael Pineda would have been useful in this series.

          • 101010

            Why so serious?

    • DT

      Agreed.

  • oldmanalex doing damage on the bench

    so any updates on michael pineda… that should be somewhat interesting next year..

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

      Last I heard he should be ready to come back to the majors in like June…that was back in like july though.

      • oldmanalex doing damage on the bench

        one more thing: whats the deal with this Tiger’s rookie… is he the real deal?

        • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

          Smyly? The scouts say he can be good, he’s got good movement on his pitches, enough heat to blow away lesser LHH, I’ve personally never seen him pitch (I’m stuck on the radio for a lot of games) so idk if he’s got a slider or a change to use against RHH.

          • DT

            I think he might mean Garcia

          • oldmanalex doing damage on the bench

            yea sorry, I meant Garcia. He’s looked pretty good the last month or so…

    • Electric nunez

      Pineda is down till at least next june. Shoulders dont heal fast and he will need a ton of rehab in the minors.
      Think montero could have helped us out this year?

      • OldYanksFan

        Maybe…. but his .685 OPS and sub .300 OBP didn’t help Seattle much.

  • Athenian

    HAHAHAHAHAHA OMG! This is awesome.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Prince and Miggy – kept in check (relatively).

    Garcia and Young – destroyed the Yankees all series long.

    • The Real Greg

      That’s what had to happen for the Tigers to win the league. And to their credit, they’ve done it.

  • Electric nunez

    Wow not a gritty play.

  • DT

    Ahaha poor Joba…everything has to try and kill him.

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

      Seriously…have you seen a more unlucky player?

      • DT

        Nick Johnson? Mr Glass.

  • Electric nunez

    Joba with the kick save… Is he hurt again.

  • SammySosasBleachingCream

    I just read that St. Louis pitchers are hitting .214 in the playoffs. Compared to .182 for the Yankees.

    YIKES.

  • Marcy

    Did they introduce Nix or was he just on-deck?

  • Electric nunez

    Wonder if this would have ended better if Cashman got carlos lee instead of miami.

    • DT

      Mr. 650 OPS Carlos Lee? He’ll fit in perfectly with the postseason offense.

  • Mickey McMick

    Carlos Lee? Wow, we are getting crazy.

  • oldmanalex doing damage on the bench

    LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    • oldmanalex doing damage on the bench

      he’s still chasing pitches on the ground. lol

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Appropriate for Kurtis to strike out one more time this season.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

    Was that a gigantic flail? I’ listening on the radio, and I feel like it was a gigantic flail.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Granderson is seriously pathetic.

  • Dale Mohorcic

    The Yankees haven’t held a lead in this series, have they?

    • oldmanalex doing damage on the bench

      nope. no lead and no saves in the postseason.

    • oldmanalex doing damage on the bench

      nope. no lead in the ALCS and I think no saves in the postseason.

  • Reverse Mormon

    These guys freaking stink.

  • Effthisnoise

    Didnt swing, but why curtis there anyway? Now stuart the next time and granderson lost for the game. Ibanez, martin, and now grandy out….zero chance for comeback, oh hell who the eff am i kidding

  • Electric nunez

    Gardner shouldnt be hitting.
    Knock it out nunez

  • Chilango

    Now that’s more like it Nick. Knew you’d be right back.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

    Nope…don’t think so.

  • The Real Greg

    That short porch in Yankee stadium has destroyed/limited two great offensive players which is hurting them now.

    • DT

      Granderson needs to go fix his mechanics this offseason. It’s terrible right now.

      • Mikhel

        It has been terrible since, well, forever. It is just that some pseudo-knowledgeable fans fall in love with his homeruns and fail to see how bad he is producing runs with men on base, and how bad he is at fielding and throwing. It is something that can’t be “undone”, same thing for Teixeira, he loves to pull the ball and nobody will ever fix that, and he won’t try to bunt to the other side just to get an easy hit.

        • DT

          Forever? His swing great last year. He had a good first half and fell off. You saw it in his swing when it got long and slow.

  • Effthisnoise

    Lol

  • dkidd

    we are the hollow men…

    • Chilango

      TS Eliot or REM?

      • Electric nunez

        I loled

  • Karl Krawfid

    Ajax > Granderson

    • The Real Greg

      Right now, maybe.

      Three years ago….

      • DT

        Or last year for that matter. People forget how terrible Ajax was last year and Grandy had an MVP year.

        • Karl Krawfid

          He lets hope Soriano leaves

  • stuart a

    grandy check swing at a pitch in the ondeck circle and then ajax with a bomb..

    OUCH…

  • Electric nunez

    Could have had victorino and pence too. Damon vlad lots of guys who can hit in the post season.

    • The Real Greg

      Vlad doesn’t hit in the postseason.

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

      Pence and Vlad have sucked in the playoffs.

  • DT

    Lets run it in why not. Well at least the Tiger dispelled the you can;t hit homeruns in the postseason theory.

  • CUYanks

    Lowe instead of Robertson here infuriates me. Girardi just doesn’t get it. There is no game tomorrow without a win today.

    • The Real Greg

      THEY’RE NOT WINNING THE GAME ANYWAY!

      IT DOESN’T MATTER WHO HE USES.

      • CUYanks

        So do you propose maybe letting Nick Swisher pitch? As a manager he should always manage to try to win. Especially when a loss means the offseason.

        • The Real Greg

          I propose the “spaghetti to the wall” method.

      • Chilango

        Yeah but still it’s Robertson instead of Lowe. Just to say he tried.

        • The Real Greg

          After the injury filled year the Yankees have had, don’t tempt fate

          • Tom

            Oh give us a break – now you are saying don’t pitch him in case of an injury?

            I get that you must defend Girardi, but even for you this is ridiculous.

            • The Real Greg

              Questioning Girardi for that move is ridiculous. I’m jut stooping to your level.

              • Tom

                So give up in a 5 run game? Which might be the last of the year? They might not come back, but again if it’s over why is he pinchhitting?

                If he hadn’t mismanaged the bullpen in game 1,2, and 3 in close games, maybe I’d give him the benefit of the doubt; the guy doesn’t know how to manage a bullpen when trailing. He’s got his stupid rules and doesn’t know how to adapt. It’s a sucessful approach for a long seaosn; for a short sample it should be adapted.

  • Tom

    Is it bad that Lowe has as many appearances as Robertson and Soriano combined in the ALCS?

    Robertson – 7th, Robertson or Soriano in the 8th. If you are fortunate to have come back by the time the Tigers might need to bat in the 9th you worry about it then.

    What the hell is Girardi saving these guys for?

    • Reverse Mormon

      Seriously. Does it matter? They have better players than we do. At every position.

    • The Real Greg

      IT DOESN’T MATTER!

      Unless Robertson or Soriano can hit…

      • Tom

        Then why not leave Joba in if it doesn’t matter?

        If it matters enough to make a change, make the right fucking decision. If it doesn’t matter, then don’t bother making a change.

        Why pinch hit if it doesn’t matter?

        He obviously cares about some moves; and people are chlaing up some really bad bullpen decisions (look at the 8th/9th inning of games 1, 2 and 3) as “well it doesn’t matter” so let’s just give him a pass

        ALSO YOUR CAP LOCKS APPEARS TO BE RANDOMLY STICKING AGAIN.

        • Tom

          Chlaing? or maybe “chalking”

    • Reverse Mormon

      Sorry, except for 2b. They are better everywhere else.

      • DT

        Technically our Left and right fielder should be better.

  • Reverse Mormon

    Detroit is so much better than the Yanks that it’s disgusting. I don’t care about wins, runs scored during the regular season and all that other statistical BS. Watch the game. Watch the series. This team is on a different level than the Yanks, One we can only hope to get back to in the next 10 yrs.

    • OldYanksFan

      I agree. A 4 game sample size is ALWAYS more telling then playing 162 games.

  • oldmanalex doing damage on the bench

    who’s the ALCS mvp? I’m torn between Cano and Swisher.

    • DT

      Cano’s 0-29 seals the deal.

  • The Real Greg

    That’s the problem. People are attacking the Granderson trade IN HINDSIGHT. Even Axisa agreed with the move

    • DT

      No one said shit last year when Grandy had a .900 OPS and Ajax was barely an Major league hitter.

  • Brooklyn Nets

    Absolutely inexcusable that Girardi isn’t tossing Pettite, Robertson, Soriano, Mariano, Gator, Sparky, and Rocket out here to protect the deficit. What a terrible way to go out. Derek Lowe? Fool.

  • Crosetti1932

    Cashman put this team together and he’s had a long run as GM; I think it’s time for a change.

    • DT

      He put together a team that had the best record in the AL, got to the ALCS. So lets Fire him! /Yankees Fan Logic.

      • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

        I love winning the world series, don’t get me wrong, but this whole win the wold series or fire everybody mentality is the stupidest thing ever.

        • DT

          We’re spoiled.

        • The Real Greg

          I agree, but in this case I would be apt to get rid of Cashman, mainly because of his failure in development. They have been unable to develop an ace since Pettitte, while aces are popping up all over the place.

          Cano has been the best hitter he has developed and kept. Any others he’s failed and/or traded to other teams.

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

            while aces are popping up all over the place.

            What?

            • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

              Well since Pettitte there’s been Halladay, Verlander, Felix, AND Kershaw!!!

            • The Real Greg

              Hamels, Lester, Lincecum, Verlander, Cain, Baumgartner, Josh Johnson, Latos, Cueto, Hernandez, Price, Sale, Zimmerman, Gonzalez, Strasburg, Lynn, Kershaw, Parker, and Wainwright

              Not to mention older players like Cliff Lee, Roy Halladay, etc.

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

                I have news for you: one or two good years does not make you an ace.

                • The Real Greg

                  Fine.

                  Hamels,Lester,Lincecum,Verlander,Cain,Josh Johnson, Latos,Cueto, Hernandez, Price, Kershaw, Gonzalez, and Wainwright.

                  Plus the older pitchers: Lee, Halladay, Peavy, Carpenter etc.

                • Tom

                  So you are saying Parker is not an ace?

                  Or Sale?

                  That’s just crazy talk Mike! ;-)

              • thenamestsam

                You may need to check your definition of ace.

              • Widget

                Lester is not an ace. Sale? Based on a sample size of 1 season? Best part of this playoff exit is not reading your stupid posts.

                • The Real Greg

                  Before this year, Lester was an ace. You can’t use one bad year to discount an ace.

          • DT

            There’s a reason we got Pineda. too bad he got injured.

            • The Real Greg

              Exactly.

      • Crosetti1932

        No, not yankee fan logic — don’t even know what that is. They may have the best record, but how many wins came against losing teams? What does it matter if you can’t produce in the post-season? When the team cannot manufacture runs, it’s a problem. Or they can’t move runners over, or hit and run, it’s a problem. The offense is too one-dimensional, and who put those players together? He’s been the GM for 14 years. That’s a long time. I’m just suggesting it may be time for a change in philosophy or outlook. What’s wrong with that?

        • JobaWockeeZ

          This is not the place for differing opinions. You’ll just end up getting burned. Not worth it.

          • Crosetti1932

            They are getting swept by the TIgers, who are only in the playoffs because of the collapse of the white sox.

        • DT

          They are 47 – 44 against winning teams. All of them except the angels and Rays are play off teams. They only have a losing record to the White Sox and Rays among teams who were in the play off hunt.

          • DT

            *angels, rays and white sox.

          • Crosetti1932

            THree games over .500 against winning teams. I wouldn’t consider that impressive.

            • DT

              Go check how other teams have done against above .500 teams. Trust me it’s not better.

    • Psy

      I think it’s time for you to change your team, you wimp.

  • Greg

    Maybe they should try and sneak Mo in there.

  • Chilango

    CC did us a favor. Better to go out in Detroit. Can’t wait to see the Cash-man’s plan for 2013.

  • oldmanalex doing damage on the bench

    I really don’t think Girardi managed with any sense of urgency/do or die. He trotted a weak lineup, left his ACE out to dry/ started bringing in scrubs that cant protect leads. I just don’t get it.. After the the sixth inning its as if He just raised the white flag.

    • Reverse Mormon

      Based on the effort from his players…as he should have..

  • Effthisnoise

    Remember when coke sucked. Oh yeah, before this series

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Poor bastard Ichiro is now 1-8 in ALCS games.

  • Holy Ghost

    I’m resigned to the fact that we just can’t beat the Tigers in the playoffs

  • mustang

    THIS!!!!!!!

    BigBlueAL says:
    October 18, 2012 at 6:39 pm
    One thing I wont miss about Arod being gone is all the freaking attention he gets. The best part of the late 90?s teams was how one player wasnt the main focus of the team. Tino and Paul O’Neil get benched in the World Series and nobody cared. Granderson and Swish get benched and its a footnote to Arod getting benched. Its not a Yankee story its a freaking Arod story and he is right now not even one of the best players on the team anymore.
    Seriously man its time for him to go. I will always appreciate the 2009 postseason and by far the greatest season by a single player Ive ever watched on a daily basis in 2007 but it really is time to end all the freaking drama.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Everyone but Jeter and Raul can’t hit either ffs.

    • mustang

      Whether it’s a product of Alex, the media, the fans, the team or all four the circus has to go.

      It’s just a bad marriage at this point.

  • 4got2duck

    Just an embarrassing performance for the entire club, from the front office, the manager, the hitters, the defense, CC — just awful. I’d rather they’d have lost to the orioles or even not made it into the post-season than to have them play like this. Horrible! The Tigers are not 4 games to 0 better than this Yankee team, so someone has some ‘splainin to do.

    • DT

      The entire offense did not show up. Simple as that. They pick a piss poor time to all go into a slump.

    • Psy

      You should ask a Red Sox fan how they’re doing.

    • TomH

      As far as I’m concerned the manager and front office have poisoned the well by this benching of ARod and then by leaving him to turn in the media wind without any hint of support. It’s hard to believe there will be a decent atmosphere around there after this. I’d keep ARod, fire Girardi. The hitters weren’t making adjustments? Come again, Joe? What the hell is your job supposed to be if not to insist on “adjustments”? And, after all, it’s not as if this failure to make “adjustments” appeared for the first time only after the season ended. These guys have been failing to make these adjustments over and over all year.

      Enough with that Buddha like pose.

      • OldYanksFan

        But Joe DID insist on players making “adjustments”. He even balled up his fists and stamped his feet. But nobody listened to him.

        • Mikhel

          How can you expect for players to listen to JoeG, a manager who dismissed what his batting coach said when the Yanks were almost taken over by the Orioles in the regular season?

          Remember? We are the Bronx BOMBERS, not the Bronx Bunters. They just followed that and played to hit homeruns. In the end, they finished this series with a line similar to JoeG’s lifetime playoff stats.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    And there was Swisher’s last PA as a Yankee.

  • oldmanalex doing damage on the bench

    our MVP is up to bat.. sweet!

  • Reverse Mormon

    Cano, you rock dude! another out! Yeah dude!

  • TinoBambino24

    The only silver lining in this catastrophe is we are seeing the end of Rodriguez, Granderson, Swisher, and hopefully the homerun or nothing approach to this team.

  • Effthisnoise

    Haha. Fielder gold glove. tigers using all of their magic to beat the yanks.

  • Crosetti1932

    I wonder if Louise Meanwell is watching.

    • Captain Gift Basket

      Lol! Or his other soccer mom hag of a mistress.

  • Brooklyn Nets

    So why go to D-Rob now?

  • oldmanalex doing damage on the bench

    david robertson MOP UP …. I AM THIS FUCKING CLOSE TO THROWING MY LAPTOP AT GIRARDIS FACE

    • stuart a

      moron when should they have used him…

      moron…

      • Brooklyn Nets

        Top of the 6th? MORON.

        You die with your best arms because there is no tomorrow. You pitch D-Rob 2 innings and Sori 2 innings. And, guess what, if they MAGICALLY win then you worry about who pitches tomorrow.

  • Tom

    A final thumb in the eye.

    Apparently even Girardi didn’t get the Greg memo about not tempting fate by pitching Robertson – he could get injured after all.

    • The Real Greg

      And was pitching in the high 80’s. What does that suggest?

  • Brooklyn Nets

    WHO ARE YOU SAVING SORIANO FOR YOU MORON.

  • Mikhel

    And the NYY suddenly came to this 4th game converted in Joe Girardi.

    Girardi’s stats in the playoffs:
    http://img163.imageshack.us/im.....161803.png

    NYY stat’s before today in the ALCS:
    http://img705.imageshack.us/im.....161654.png

    Spooky!

  • Effthisnoise

    Yanks will score 2 runs in the 9th, then load the bases followed by 3straight strikeouts to end the game

  • Chilango

    DRob now? Fuck off Girardi

  • Brooklyn Nets

    OK, I’m on the “Fire Girardi” bandwagon. He’s a tool. And a moron.

  • Brooklyn Nets

    You’re an idiot Girardi. I want to shoot you in the fucking face. WHo the fuck are you saving Robertson and Soriano for? Eat shit.

    • DC

      What difference does it make?

  • Holy Ghost

    This is embarrassing

  • Karl Krawfid

    D-Rob is throwing upper 80’s

  • DT

    Yikes…When it rains it poors.

  • Karl Krawfid

    D-Rob is pitching like a man who just had his first child this year.

  • Reuben Sierra’s Chains

    Did anyone catch Cashman sitting there when TBS panned the crowd after that last HR. He has a lot of work to do before baseball starts next year.

    • DT

      I hope they trade for another OFer.

    • Captain Gift Basket

      I hope he gets shitcanned. Maybe instead of tapping soccer moms, he should focus on rebuilding this deadweight team.

  • oldmanalex doing damage on the bench

    looking at the box score… detroit manhandled us today… damn.

  • Cement Mixer

    I’ll see y’all in 2013 (2012 Yankees).

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    The least TBS could’ve done was air the Yankees Springsteen spot, one last time.

  • The Real Greg

    So who wanted D-Rob in the game, again?

  • Brooklyn Nets

    Let’s work the count guys and let’s get some baserunners. Do not go out like dead weight, please. All i ask.

  • Widget

    Would have been better if Ibanez didn’t help them beat the Orioles. Stupid Ibanez.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

    I hope the Tigers get smacked by who ever they play in the WS.

    • Widget

      They probably will. The Cardinals are better and actually have a lineup of guys that can hit.

      Tigers pitchers were fortunate that the Yankees offense died months ago.

    • The Real Greg

      They probably will. They can’t hide their defense in the NL parks.

  • Brooklyn Nets

    Epic A-Rod troll HR.

  • Winter

    Valverde warming up? It must be a blowout.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

    “A-Rod Sucks” stay classy Detroit.

  • Hans Moleman

    I think next to Valverde, Coke is the second person I do not want to see celebrate the final out.

  • Brooklyn Nets

    Say what you want about Alex at least he hustles down the line unline Cano, Swisher, and company.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Uh….he knew the camera was on him for possibly his last Yankee at-bat.

      He doesn’t regularly bust it like that.

  • Chilango

    Good run guys. 95 wins for an old, creaky, injured team is not too bad. Suggestion to the FO: stop trying to buy the WS every year with overhyped, over the hill players. And stop depleting the Farm System trading for them! Close the checkbook and develop the talent even if it takes a few years and even if it means not making the playoffs. The real fans will wait.

    • Bo Knows

      Tex, Swisher, CC, Grandy were all 28 or younger when they joined the Yankees, they were far from old and still aren’t old. They’ve been one dimensional but far from old.

      • Chilango

        that’s 3 players. I believe the avg age of the Yankee squad is the highest in the ML. Although the 3 players you mention do suck, well OK Tex somewhat less than the others.

  • Electric nunez

    At thirdbase for your 2013 new york yankees David Adams/Corbin Joseph.

    • DT

      your 2013 Yankees will finish in last place and we’ll get the first pick of the draft.

    • TomH

      If that’s the case, it will “at third base for your 4th place 2013 NYY.”

      • Bo Knows

        Hey that means they would get the chance to Draft Carlos Rodon in 2014!!! (I’m an NC State Student)

        But seriously they don’t need to get rid of Arod

    • Captain Gift Basket

      1st place or last place – at least they’re guys you could root for.

      • DT

        I doubt you’ll be here if they are a last place team. Go away Band wagoner.

        • Captain Gift Basket

          Yank fan since mid-70s, son. Bet you weren’t even shitting yellow yet.

  • oldmanalex doing damage on the bench

    wow phil coke, looks like he won the WS

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Sweep chant. Wonder if any the Yankees actually feel embarrassment.

  • DT

    I hope Detriot would enjoys getting beat by who ever they play from the NL.

  • mustang

    :(

  • Winter

    And that’s all she wrote. Hopefully the offseason goes better than the playoffs.

  • CG

    jayson nix to end the season…. shit. alright, lets go NL team, f the Tigers. See ya next year Yanks, do your best…

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Holy hell what a terrible song the Tigers have.

  • Effthisnoise

    Fuck uou coke with your stupid celebration. Tigers are gonna get rolled in the ws esp. After that cheesy song

  • Electric nunez

    Thank god for thursday night football and the nfl network go hawks beat those fortywiners into the ground.

  • mustang

    Congrats to the Tigers!!!!!!

    I hope they represent AL well.

    When you sweep a team your just plain better.

  • Effthisnoise

    Congrats Detroit, your the fatest team in baseball

  • Jay

    Jhonny Peralta had more home runs in 1 game than Can had hits in the series. How about that? Disgrace.

    • Laz

      pretty embarrasing too that Scherzer got 10 K in 5.2 innings

  • Electric nunez

    Call the dodgers take the crawford contract and send them k rod.

    • DT

      ARod has been way more productive than Carl Crawford….

  • Electric nunez

    Well thats it guys
    At least we still have Eli and the New York Football Giants. That should get us to feb.

  • Tom

    The first 3 games were close but outside of a few innings in the first game (9-12); Detroit was pretty much always in control.

    Say what you want about the regular season record, Detroit earned their way to the WS in the postseason.

    It also makes the umpire gaffes in games 1 and 2 sting a lot less; although it also makes it more likely that Selig, et al don’t do anything about it.

  • TurdFerguson10

    This team embarrassed themselves and embarrassed the city of New York in this series. What a bunch of losers.

    • RetroRob

      That’s okay. Yankee fans embarrased themselves and New York by their no-shows during the playoffs and their booing of players just two games in.

  • RetroRob

    Showing up just in time for tonight’s 8:07 first pitch between the Yanks and Tigers. Time for the comeback! Surprised there’s almost 1,000 comments before first pitch. It’s almost like there’s been a game already.

  • Captain Gift Basket

    I have a son due any day, hour or minute now – Thank God the Yanks were eliminated, otherwise, he’d spend the first few days on this earth hearing “this team sucks” over and over again.

    • Jim Is Bored

      Yeah man, thank God the yankees lost.

      Fuck you.

      • Cashman’s Third Mistress

        Change your name to “Jim Needs a Life”