Oct
18

ALCS Game Four Thread: Yankees @ Tigers

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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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Categories : Game Threads, Playoffs

982 Comments»

  1. Andy Pettitte toes the rubber tomorrow afternoon in Detroit.

    Time to get on the board in this series.

  2. jjyank (Carsten Charles Cruisin') says:

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

  3. Reuben Sierra's Chains says:

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

    Sorry Craig not today buddy.

  4. CUYanks says:

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

  5. Robinson Tilapia (I Believe in the Big Man!) says:

    We are winning this fucker today.

  6. Rich in NJ says:

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

    • MattJasp says:

      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.

  7. Eddard says:

    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.

  8. weshouldhavehiredmattingly says:

    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!) says:

      We shouldn’t have hired Mattingly.

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

      • Mister D says:

        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?

    • Andrew says:

      Mattingly is bad luck. A post season jinx.

  9. Mister D says:

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

  10. Reuben Sierra's Chains says:

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

    LETS GO BOYS

  11. Athenian says:

    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.

  12. dkidd says:

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

  13. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM) says:

    Team America or South Park The Movie?

  14. CUYanks says:

    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.

  15. FIPster Doofus says:

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

  16. Robinson Tilapia (I Believe in the Big Man!) says:

    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.

  17. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM) says:

    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?!

  18. Athenian says:

    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.

  19. MattJasp says:

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

  20. Souter Fell says:

    CC, lead us to victory!

  21. Robinson Tilapia (I Believe in the Big Man!) says:

    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) says:

      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.

    • Athenian says:

      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') says:

      Haha I just said the same thing to my coworker.

  22. David N says:

    At least Ichiro made Scherzer work.

  23. Souter Fell says:

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

  24. CUYanks says:

    Every foul ball is a pitch closer to Jose Valverde.

  25. Avi says:

    How the hell is swisher playing over Granderson???

  26. Souter Fell says:

    At least he swung at a strike

  27. oldmanalex doing damage on the bench says:

    yup thats our swisher.

  28. Hall and Nokes says:

    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.

  29. JLC 776 says:

    Two good at bats so far.

  30. Athenian says:

    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.

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

    Right?

  32. FIPster Doofus says:

    Good start, offense. Way to set the tone.

  33. Joe says:

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

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      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.

  34. JLC 776 says:

    And one bad at bat…

  35. Andrew says:

    Wow what a great start…two thumbs down

  36. Chilango says:

    Way to work the count Robbie.

  37. oldmanalex doing damage on the bench says:

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

  38. Winter says:

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

  39. MannyGeee (The Dream is ALIVE!) says:

    sooooooo, that 1st inning was a bum out

  40. MattJasp says:

    You have to charge that ball dude

  41. Joe says:

    Wtf was that.

  42. oldmanalex doing damage on the bench says:

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

  43. DT says:

    Chavez doing a great job in place of A-Rod

  44. oldmanalex doing damage on the bench says:

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

  45. Thunder Road Runner says:

    Dear God…

  46. Starks says:

    Awful play by chavez he has atrocious this whole playoffs.

  47. oldmanalex doing damage on the bench says:

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

  48. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM) says:

    Oh…well this is a brilliant start.

  49. And Delmon Young hurts the Yankees again.

    Unreal.

  50. Hardy says:

    I blame Chavez.

  51. Joe says:

    Game over see you in spring training.

  52. David N says:

    Delmon Freaking Young, ladies and gentlemen.

  53. Athenian says:

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

  54. MattJasp says:

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

  55. Tony says:

    they havent hit a single ball hard this inning

  56. Chilango says:

    Oh well.

  57. Robinson Tilapia (I Believe in the Big Man!) says:

    Goddamn you, in play run(s.)

  58. dkidd says:

    i hate everything

    nothing changes, this is like a nightmare

  59. Cement Mixer says:

    1-0 can we say the game is over?

  60. MannyGeee (The Dream is ALIVE!) says:

    goddammit. Prince Fielder….

  61. Yankeefan says:

    give chavez that rbi

  62. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM) says:

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

  63. Andrew says:

    This is suddenly becoming very painful…

  64. Captain Gift Basket says:

    Great scouting!

  65. Starks says:

    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.

  66. Defensive Indifference says:

    Feels like ten-nothing. *Sigh*

  67. ClayDavis says:

    Fantastic start.

  68. Captain Gift Basket says:

    Another fine job by the Yanks scouting department.

  69. DT says:

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

  70. CUYanks says:

    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.

  71. Long-Past-His-Day-Rod says:

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

  72. Defensive Indifference says:

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

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

  73. Robinson Tilapia (I Believe in the Big Man!) says:

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

  74. JLC 776 says:

    Yankees win this game today.

    Stop jumping off of buildings.

    • Athenian says:

      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.

  75. Captain Gift Basket says:

    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.

  76. Andrew says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

      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.

  77. 22'Yankees says:

    ugh… 1-0 Tigers… game over =(

  78. TomH says:

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

    • Mikhel says:

      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).

  79. Andrew says:

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

  80. oldmanalex doing damage on the bench says:

    great max is settling down.

  81. Cement Mixer says:

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

  82. 4 strikeouts already for the Yankee offense.

    Shitty as always.

  83. Athenian says:

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

  84. DT says:

    Eric Chavez can got fuck himself.

  85. Bill R says:

    This is EMBARRASSING

  86. Stevis says:

    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 says:

      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.

  87. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM) says:

    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.

  88. Andrew says:

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

  89. Effthisnoise says:

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

  90. David N says:

    This game is rapidly becoming a debacle.

  91. Hummingbird S. says:

    Offense picked up right where they left off

  92. SammySosasBleachingCream says:

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

  93. Derek Jeter's Fade says:

    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.

  94. El Tigre says:

    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.

  95. MattJasp says:

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

    • Bill R says:

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

    • Hummingbird S. says:

      4ks in 2 innings and CC looks like shit

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

      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 says:

        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.

  96. Bill R says:

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

  97. oldmanalex doing damage on the bench says:

    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 says:

      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.

  98. ClayDavis says:

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

  99. RBC says:

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

  100. JLC 776 says:

    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.

  101. TomH says:

    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.

  102. Captain Gift Basket says:

    How’s those lefties treating you, CC?

  103. Cement Mixer says:

    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.

  104. Chilango says:

    Oh fuck CC is not on today

  105. Robinson Tilapia (I Believe in the Big Man!) says:

    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….

  106. Andrew says:

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

  107. OMG! Bagels! says:

    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.”

  108. Elton Cod says:

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

    Gardner
    Ichiro
    Nunez
    Tex
    Joba
    Dickerson
    Kuroda
    Sabathia
    Chavez

  109. DT says:

    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 says:

      Exactly how I feel

    • Captain Gift Basket says:

      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 says:

        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.

  110. Bill R says:

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

  111. stuart a says:

    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.

  112. Effthisnoise says:

    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

  113. SammySosasBleachingCream says:

    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.

  114. OMG! Bagels! says:

    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 says:

      “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.

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

  116. Chilango says:

    Shitty throw. Thanks Russ

  117. Bill R says:

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

    • Chilango says:

      The mute button. Use it.

    • Pete says:

      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…

  118. BigBlueAL says:

    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! says:

      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 says:

      Everyone gets tired of Showalter, too.

    • DC says:

      Sounds like you’re making a lot of assumptions.

      • BigBlueAL says:

        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 says:

      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 says:

        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) says:

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

          • BigBlueAL says:

            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) says:

              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 says:

                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.

  119. TJF says:

    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???

  120. The Guns of Navarone says:

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

  121. fin says:

    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.

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

  123. Effthisnoise says:

    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

  124. Bill R says:

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

  125. Gardner can still be very stupid about diving head first.

    How does that help him there.

  126. oldmanalex doing damage on the bench says:

    that dive was a straight up desperation move.

  127. Tom says:

    Stop diving into first you idiot!

    Hooray false hustle.

  128. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM) says:

    Nunie is the only offense since game 1…

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

    Total flashback to that Oakland game.

  130. Eddard says:

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

  131. oldmanalex doing damage on the bench says:

    ichi needs a single…

  132. fin says:

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

  133. oldmanalex doing damage on the bench says:

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

  134. MattJasp says:

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

  135. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM) says:

    Come on Garbage Time!!!

  136. Tom says:

    Swisher’s going to come up big here.

  137. Bill R says:

    COME ON SWISH!!

  138. oldmanalex doing damage on the bench says:

    this fucktard will probably go for a 10run HR.

  139. Winter says:

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

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

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

  140. pop says:

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

  141. Tom says:

    “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?

  142. Swisher is so fucking useless.

  143. vicki says:

    you hurt my feelings, nick swisher.

  144. David N says:

    SRSLY Swish?

  145. Hans Moleman says:

    Thanks, Jeff

  146. fin says:

    Essh, a no hitter in the works.

  147. Captain Gift Basket says:

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

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

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

  148. DT says:

    The Verlander Zone returns…

  149. Chilango says:

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

  150. David N says:

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

  151. SammySosasBleachingCream says:

    Goodbye, Swish. Have fun in Houston.

  152. CUYanks says:

    Scherzer up to 55 pitches.

  153. oldmanalex doing damage on the bench says:

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

  154. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM) says:

    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…

  155. mick taylor says:

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

  156. Derek Jeter's Fade says:

    That strikeout was Swish-a-licious!

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

  158. Athenian says:

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

  159. Starks says:

    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.

  160. Stevis says:

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

  161. SammySosasBleachingCream says:

    Was that pitch to Swisher outside?

    • Tom says:

      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.

  162. MattJasp says:

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

  163. paul a says:

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

  164. Sofa says:

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

  165. David N says:

    Yay defense!

  166. Chilango says:

    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 says:

      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?

  167. Rahul says:

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

  168. oldmanalex doing damage on the bench says:

    feel like i’m watching a talk show with JV

  169. Cement Mixer says:

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

  170. AnthonyD says:

    How long is this interview?

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

    That’s about all I can figure.

  172. McLovin says:

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

  173. Tom says:

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

  174. Bill R says:

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

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

  176. Bill R says:

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME TEX!?!

  177. jjyank (Carsten Charles Cruisin') says:

    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) says:

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

  178. Tom says:

    Good grief.

    At least CC was covering.

  179. BigBlueAL says:

    Cant do nothing else but just laugh at this point.

  180. Cement Mixer says:

    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.

  181. McLovin says:

    Oh your not on the Mark Teixeria!

  182. Chilango says:

    hahaha this team looks like absolute shit. Embarrassing.

  183. David N says:

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

  184. Bill R says:

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

  185. King of Fruitless Hypotheticals says:

    Yankees getting no hit. Ugh.

  186. Karl Krawfid says:

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

    Poor CC.

  187. vicki says:

    the fucking justin verlander show.

    un. real.

  188. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  189. MattJasp says:

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

  190. Death by a million cuts this inning.

    And fuck you Verlander.

  191. Tom says:

    You’ve got to be kidding me.

  192. Bill R says:

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

  193. McLovin says:

    This is so fucking bad

  194. Eddard says:

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

  195. Rahul says:

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

  196. BigBlueAL says:

    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.

  197. fin says:

    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.

  198. sangreal says:

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

  199. David N says:

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

  200. Athenian says:

    WOW… this is just embarrassing.

  201. Bill R says:

    VERLANDER IS SUCH AN ARROGANT PRICK

  202. grgoyldef2 says:

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

  203. Wheels says:

    F*ck you TBS.

  204. DT says:

    The defense owes CC 2 runs, maybe more.

  205. RBC says:

    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.

  206. Bill R says:

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

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

  208. David N says:

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

  209. DT says:

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

  210. CUYanks says:

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

  211. fin says:

    Can this team even muster a hit?

  212. Hans Moleman says:

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

  213. MattJasp says:

    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. says:

      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.

  214. Bill R says:

    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…

  215. Tom says:

    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?

  216. Ugh says:

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

  217. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM) says:

    Over/Unders:

    10pitches seen this inning

    .5 balls put in play.

  218. Reuben Sierra's Chains says:

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

    LET’S COMEBACK!!

  219. DT says:

    Arod would have done more in the 3 hole than Cano

  220. Joe says:

    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 says:

      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.

  221. David N says:

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

  222. Karl Krawfid says:

    Selfish player at the fucking plate.

    We are being no hit.

    Fucking bunt you fucking scrub.

  223. Cy Pettitte says:

    good effort, good job, losers.

  224. Bill R says:

    THANKS MARK!

  225. Mark L. says:

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

  226. Frank says:

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

  227. biteme says:

    Wait til next year!!!

  228. King of Fruitless Hypotheticals says:

    Is andy ready to pitch starting in the 6th?

    • Slugger27 says:

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

  229. King of Fruitless Hypotheticals says:

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

  230. King of Fruitless Hypotheticals says:

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

  231. Bill R says:

    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…

  232. fin says:

    And the no hit watch begins. Just fucking horrendous.

  233. Bartolo's Colon says:

    wow, this team really laid down, yet again.

  234. Elton Cod says:

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

  235. Cement Mixer says:

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

  236. SammySosasBleachingCream says:

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

  237. Rahul says:

    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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  238. Ghost of Joe Dugan says:

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

  239. Tom says:

    CC really needs a quick inning.

  240. CUYanks says:

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

  241. oldmanalex doing damage on the bench says:

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

  242. Stratman9652 says:

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

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

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

  244. MattJasp says:

    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

  245. Tom says:

    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

  246. Bill R says:

    GOODNIGHT IRENE!

  247. DT says:

    And it’s over

  248. That was no dinker.

    RIP 2012 NY Yankees.

  249. Hans Moleman says:

    I think I’m going to puke

  250. Cy Pettitte says:

    game over.

  251. David N says:

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

    All I want now is one hit.

  252. Frank says:

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

  253. DT says:

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

  254. Hummingbird S. says:

    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

  255. Chilango says:

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

  256. oldmanalex doing damage on the bench says:

    I kind of wanna see a back to back now.

  257. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM) says:

    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.

  258. SammySosasBleachingCream says:

    That’s not good.

  259. Bill R says:

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

  260. will says:

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

  261. Winter says:

    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.

  262. Tom says:

    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.

  263. Athenian says:

    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.

  264. Cy Pettitte says:

    they should just take CC out already.

  265. Ho hum. Another hit for Delmon Young.

  266. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM) says:

    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.

  267. Slugger27 says:

    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.

  268. Bill R says:

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

  269. mustang says:

    wow just wow

  270. Greg says:

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

  271. Karl Krawfid says:

    LOL

  272. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM) says:

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

  273. Now the Tigers are just shitting all over everything.

    This is just like Game 4 in 2006.

  274. Hummingbird S. says:

    Getting beat by Peralta and Young. Fuck this team.

  275. SammySosasBleachingCream says:

    Great. The Jew-hater strikes again.

  276. bobtaco says:

    CC is doing his best Javy Vazquez impression…

  277. will says:

    yeah… now it’s over lmao

  278. SammySosasBleachingCream says:

    Um…

  279. Hans Moleman says:

    CC is done. C’mon Joe

  280. Stratman9652 says:

    This is just insane.

  281. fin says:

    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.

  282. oldmanalex doing damage on the bench says:

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

  283. Tom says:

    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.

  284. David N says:

    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.

  285. Bill R says:

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

  286. True blue says:

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

  287. Bill R says:

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

  288. will says:

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

  289. UncleArgyle says:

    Good job. Good effort

  290. paul a says:

    this team has shown no heart, WAKE UP HAL.

  291. Chilango says:

    The fat man I mean lady, is singing.

  292. will says:

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

  293. DT says:

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

  294. David N says:

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

  295. Jag says:

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

  296. SammySosasBleachingCream says:

    11 hits by CC? Is that right?

  297. Frank says:

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

  298. OMG! Bagels! says:

    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.”

  299. CUYanks says:

    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.

  300. Winter says:

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

    • Tom says:

      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) says:

      I second this!!

  301. Elton Cod says:

    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.

  302. McLovin says:

    I got hope still

  303. dkidd says:

    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

  304. Stevis says:

    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!!!!!

  305. Tom says:

    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.

  306. OMG! Bagels! says:

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

  307. TJF says:

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

  308. stuart a says:

    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…..

  309. Stevis says:

    these wealthy stiffs are now thinking about their expensive vacations!

  310. AB says:

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

  311. hillbilly jim says:

    george must be turning over in his grave!

  312. OMG! Bagels! says:

    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 says:

      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.

  313. MikeD says:

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

  314. MikeD says:

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

  315. vicki says:

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

  316. Stratman9652 says:

    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.

    • Jerome S. says:

      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.

    • fin says:

      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.

  317. al says:

    Anyone know what the babip is for this series?

  318. Chavez continues to light it up this postseason.

  319. mustang says:

    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.

  320. SammySosasBleachingCream says:

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

  321. SammySosasBleachingCream says:

    Way to go, Chavy!!

  322. Karl Krawfid says:

    Yep, this is the Jeremy Bonderman game.

  323. Electric nunez says:

    This team laid down
    Time for a complete cleaning

  324. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM) says:

    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.

  325. Tom says:

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

  326. CG says:

    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) says:

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

    • Tom says:

      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.

  327. CUYanks says:

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

  328. Reverse Mormon says:

    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.

  329. DT says:

    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 says:

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

    • stuart a says:

      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………………………………………

    • FIPster Doofus says:

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

  330. Yankee Fan in Philly says:

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

  331. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM) says:

    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.

  332. oldmanalex doing damage on the bench says:

    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.

  333. Electric nunez says:

    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.

  334. Eddard says:

    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.

  335. Karl Krawfid says:

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

  336. oldmanalex doing damage on the bench says:

    LMFAO… @ nunez.

  337. Coolerking101 says:

    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.

  338. The Real Greg says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

      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) says:

      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.

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

  340. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM) says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

      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 says:

      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.

  341. The Real Greg says:

    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.

  342. Captain Gift Basket says:

    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.

  343. mustang says:

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

    Ok now continue.

  344. Yankees are stupid says:

    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!

  345. CG says:

    0 0 2
    6 12 1

    =

    ….lol?

  346. CUYanks says:

    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.

  347. Reuben Sierra's Chains says:

    Can we interview Verlander again TBS you dumb Fucks.

  348. Eduardo Nunez is seriously the only Yankee capable of hitting.

    Unreal.

  349. Karl Krawfid says:

    Ok can safely turn this shit off.

  350. Athenian says:

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

  351. oldmanalex doing damage on the bench says:

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

  352. CUYanks says:

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

  353. Widget says:

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

  354. Tom says:

    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.

  355. dontchaknow says:

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

  356. oldmanalex doing damage on the bench says:

    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

  357. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  358. vicki says:

    i’m getting a nunez jersey.

  359. Widget says:

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

  360. Hans Moleman says:

    Garbage time.

  361. Ben says:

    Is A-rod actually injured?

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

  362. Captain Gift Basket says:

    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) says:

      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.

  363. DT says:

    Rally like game one of the 2011 ALCS.

  364. oldmanalex doing damage on the bench says:

    WERTH contract here he comes..

  365. McLovin says:

    Dd they just score a run

  366. Swisher with a RISPY hit.

    No, really.

  367. Ben says:

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

  368. dkidd says:

    don’t let us win tonight!!!!!

  369. Captain Gift Basket says:

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

  370. Tom says:

    “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.

  371. Smoltzschmuck says:

    they deleted it thankfully

  372. CUYanks says:

    Bullpen time!

  373. Tom says:

    So will Joe pinch hit here?

    • oldmanalex doing damage on the bench says:

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

  374. CUYanks says:

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

  375. Smoltzschmuck says:

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

  376. Captain Gift Basket says:

    Banish Cano to Kansas City.

  377. Chilango says:

    Who was that… Swisher?

  378. Hans Moleman says:

    Please bring in A-Rod

  379. Athenian says:

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

  380. toad says:

    Arod. Good move.

  381. oldmanalex doing damage on the bench says:

    this is history…. ALEX PH,

  382. mustang says:

    Yes!!!! they are bring in A_ROD

  383. CUYanks says:

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

  384. 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.

  385. toad says:

    Bet he gets a hit

  386. Darren says:

    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 says:

      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! says:

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

        • Laz says:

          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) says:

        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.)

  387. Hans Moleman says:

    He’s alive!

  388. oldmanalex doing damage on the bench says:

    man alex looks really nervous…

  389. Stratman9652 says:

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

  390. Cuso says:

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

  391. Joe F says:

    Well it’s not a strikeout.

  392. What’s one more #RISPFAIL for this season?

  393. DT says:

    He made contact. Showing up eric Chavez.

  394. We must eradicate you from this game thread. says:

    Rascism isn’t cool.

  395. OMG! Bagels! says:

    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.

  396. Chilango says:

    ARod missed a cookie.

  397. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  398. DT says:

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

  399. Marc says:

    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 says:

      I’m guessing we might see Nix for Chavez.

    • DT says:

      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.

      • Marc says:

        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 says:

          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.

  400. oldmanalex doing damage on the bench says:

    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.

  401. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM) says:

    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.

  402. Throw a legit parade.

    They got Delmon Young out.

  403. Andy says:

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

  404. Robinson Tilapia (I love the New York Yankees) says:

    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

  405. Marcy says:

    ARod was set up to fail there – no surprise.

    • stuart a says:

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

    • BigBlueAL says:

      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.

  406. stuart a says:

    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????????????????????????????

  407. BigBlueAL says:

    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.

  408. Effthisnoise says:

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

  409. Stratman9652 says:

    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) says:

      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.

  410. Eddard says:

    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.

  411. 101010 says:

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

  412. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM) says:

    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

  413. oldmanalex doing damage on the bench says:

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

  414. Athenian says:

    HAHAHAHAHAHA OMG! This is awesome.

  415. Prince and Miggy – kept in check (relatively).

    Garcia and Young – destroyed the Yankees all series long.

  416. Electric nunez says:

    Wow not a gritty play.

  417. DT says:

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

  418. Electric nunez says:

    Joba with the kick save… Is he hurt again.

  419. SammySosasBleachingCream says:

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

    YIKES.

  420. Marcy says:

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

  421. Electric nunez says:

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

  422. Mickey McMick says:

    Carlos Lee? Wow, we are getting crazy.

  423. oldmanalex doing damage on the bench says:

    LMFAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

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

  425. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM) says:

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

  426. Hummingbird S. says:

    Granderson is seriously pathetic.

  427. Dale Mohorcic says:

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

  428. Reverse Mormon says:

    These guys freaking stink.

  429. Effthisnoise says:

    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

  430. Electric nunez says:

    Gardner shouldnt be hitting.
    Knock it out nunez

  431. Chilango says:

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

  432. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM) says:

    Nope…don’t think so.

  433. The Real Greg says:

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

    • DT says:

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

      • Mikhel says:

        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 says:

          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.

  434. Effthisnoise says:

    Lol

  435. dkidd says:

    we are the hollow men…

  436. Karl Krawfid says:

    Ajax > Granderson

  437. stuart a says:

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

    OUCH…

  438. Electric nunez says:

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

  439. DT says:

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

  440. CUYanks says:

    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 says:

      THEY’RE NOT WINNING THE GAME ANYWAY!

      IT DOESN’T MATTER WHO HE USES.

      • CUYanks says:

        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.

      • Chilango says:

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

        • The Real Greg says:

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

          • Tom says:

            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 says:

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

              • Tom says:

                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.

  441. Tom says:

    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 says:

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

    • The Real Greg says:

      IT DOESN’T MATTER!

      Unless Robertson or Soriano can hit…

      • Tom says:

        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.

    • Reverse Mormon says:

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

  442. Reverse Mormon says:

    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.

  443. oldmanalex doing damage on the bench says:

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

  444. The Real Greg says:

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

  445. Brooklyn Nets says:

    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.

  446. Crosetti1932 says:

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

    • DT says:

      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) says:

        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.

      • Crosetti1932 says:

        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?

    • Psy says:

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

  447. Greg says:

    Maybe they should try and sneak Mo in there.

  448. Chilango says:

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

  449. oldmanalex doing damage on the bench says:

    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.

  450. Effthisnoise says:

    Remember when coke sucked. Oh yeah, before this series

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

  452. Holy Ghost says:

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

  453. mustang says:

    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.

  454. 4got2duck says:

    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 says:

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

    • Psy says:

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

    • TomH says:

      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 says:

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

        • Mikhel says:

          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.

  455. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  456. oldmanalex doing damage on the bench says:

    our MVP is up to bat.. sweet!

  457. Reverse Mormon says:

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

  458. TinoBambino24 says:

    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.

  459. Effthisnoise says:

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

  460. Crosetti1932 says:

    I wonder if Louise Meanwell is watching.

  461. Brooklyn Nets says:

    So why go to D-Rob now?

  462. oldmanalex doing damage on the bench says:

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

    • stuart a says:

      moron when should they have used him…

      moron…

      • Brooklyn Nets says:

        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.

  463. Tom says:

    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.

  464. Brooklyn Nets says:

    WHO ARE YOU SAVING SORIANO FOR YOU MORON.

  465. Mikhel says:

    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!

  466. Effthisnoise says:

    Yanks will score 2 runs in the 9th, then load the bases followed by 3straight strikeouts to end the game

  467. Chilango says:

    DRob now? Fuck off Girardi

  468. Brooklyn Nets says:

    OK, I’m on the “Fire Girardi” bandwagon. He’s a tool. And a moron.

  469. Brooklyn Nets says:

    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.

  470. Holy Ghost says:

    This is embarrassing

  471. Karl Krawfid says:

    D-Rob is throwing upper 80′s

  472. DT says:

    Yikes…When it rains it poors.

  473. Karl Krawfid says:

    D-Rob is pitching like a man who just had his first child this year.

  474. Reuben Sierra's Chains says:

    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.

  475. oldmanalex doing damage on the bench says:

    looking at the box score… detroit manhandled us today… damn.

  476. Cement Mixer says:

    I’ll see y’all in 2013 (2012 Yankees).

  477. The least TBS could’ve done was air the Yankees Springsteen spot, one last time.

  478. The Real Greg says:

    So who wanted D-Rob in the game, again?

  479. Brooklyn Nets says:

    Let’s work the count guys and let’s get some baserunners. Do not go out like dead weight, please. All i ask.

  480. Widget says:

    Would have been better if Ibanez didn’t help them beat the Orioles. Stupid Ibanez.

  481. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM) says:

    I hope the Tigers get smacked by who ever they play in the WS.

    • Widget says:

      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 says:

      They probably will. They can’t hide their defense in the NL parks.

  482. Brooklyn Nets says:

    Epic A-Rod troll HR.

  483. Winter says:

    Valverde warming up? It must be a blowout.

  484. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM) says:

    “A-Rod Sucks” stay classy Detroit.

  485. Hans Moleman says:

    I think next to Valverde, Coke is the second person I do not want to see celebrate the final out.

  486. Brooklyn Nets says:

    Say what you want about Alex at least he hustles down the line unline Cano, Swisher, and company.

  487. Chilango says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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.

  488. Electric nunez says:

    At thirdbase for your 2013 new york yankees David Adams/Corbin Joseph.

  489. oldmanalex doing damage on the bench says:

    wow phil coke, looks like he won the WS

  490. Cuso says:

    Sweep chant. Wonder if any the Yankees actually feel embarrassment.

  491. DT says:

    I hope Detriot would enjoys getting beat by who ever they play from the NL.

  492. Winter says:

    And that’s all she wrote. Hopefully the offseason goes better than the playoffs.

  493. CG says:

    jayson nix to end the season…. shit. alright, lets go NL team, f the Tigers. See ya next year Yanks, do your best…

  494. Holy hell what a terrible song the Tigers have.

  495. Effthisnoise says:

    Fuck uou coke with your stupid celebration. Tigers are gonna get rolled in the ws esp. After that cheesy song

  496. Electric nunez says:

    Thank god for thursday night football and the nfl network go hawks beat those fortywiners into the ground.

  497. mustang says:

    Congrats to the Tigers!!!!!!

    I hope they represent AL well.

    When you sweep a team your just plain better.

  498. Effthisnoise says:

    Congrats Detroit, your the fatest team in baseball

  499. Jay says:

    Jhonny Peralta had more home runs in 1 game than Can had hits in the series. How about that? Disgrace.

  500. Electric nunez says:

    Call the dodgers take the crawford contract and send them k rod.

  501. Electric nunez says:

    Well thats it guys
    At least we still have Eli and the New York Football Giants. That should get us to feb.

  502. Tom says:

    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.

  503. TurdFerguson10 says:

    This team embarrassed themselves and embarrassed the city of New York in this series. What a bunch of losers.

    • RetroRob says:

      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.

  504. RetroRob says:

    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.

  505. Captain Gift Basket says:

    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.

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