Oct
13

ALCS Game One Spillover Thread II

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This thread will probably strike out with the bases loaded.

Categories : Game Threads, Playoffs
  • Joe F

    Multiple times.

  • Nice Scheister

    Andy went to urinate in A-Rod and Grandys lockers. Or maybe turd in them. It will be a mystery, like AJs black eye.

    • Pat D (I’m not adding to my handle. Aw, crap.)

      Let’s not forget that Andy gave up the hit to Fielder.

      • Knoxvillain

        No shame in that at all, dude. He kept us in the game. Our offense kept us out of it.

      • Pat D (I’m not adding to my handle. Aw, crap.)

        That’s unfair, but that was the situation in which he found himself, so he knew what he needed to do.

      • Nice Scheister

        Andy gave up two in 6.2, can’t be mad at Andy. The offensive drought, that’s a different story.

      • Luisergi

        There are hits with runners on base in baseball, believe it happens!!. I know that watching the yankees may led you think otherwise though.

      • http://riveraveblues Dennis v

        Are you joking he went 6 2/3 innings and gave up two runs

    • Luisergi

      HAHAHAHA that’d be great

  • bobtaco

    The sample sizes are not small any more, Girardi must pinch hit for Swisher and Arod now. No more ABs for them.

    • Preston

      You can’t pinch hit for everybody, and they are the guys with the most talent. These are your best players if they can’t hit, we won’t win, benching superior players for Jayson Nix isn’t going to help anything.

  • Hall and Nokes

    It’s going to be tough to get Alex up for the last out again. But maybe they can do it…

  • Knoxvillain

    Anyone with the final score?

    Tigers 2
    Yankees 1

  • Weiner Willy

    Jeter single, Ichiro walk, Cano HR.

  • Pasqua

    I’m starting to go numb. I’m not even responding emotionally to the ineptitude. It’s just a given now. (Make me feel again!)

  • Eddard

    Some of us have been saying it all year, the inability to hit with RISP will haunt you in the postseason. In the regular season you can hit 4 solo HRs against mediocre pitching and win 4-3. Can’t do that in the postseason against the best pitchers. You have to get clutch hits and good starting pitching. We only got half that equation tonight and that’s why the Tigers will win.

  • Cy Pettitte

    they need to hit a HR so they can win. no HR, no win.

    • Knoxvillain

      The problem is they need 3.

      • Preston

        Not really having men on base hasn’t been a problem.

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

    …with no outs, and a one run deficit, in the 9th inning.

    Book it and lock it.

  • dkidd

    fister is dealing

    keep working the counts

  • Chilango

    We have 9 outs, uh, I mean 6, to get it done.

    • Knoxvillain

      Why 6? I could beat that fat fuck closer by myself.

      • Chilango

        I mean ARod Swisher and Granderson are automatic

        • Joe F

          Yea I’m going to write a post on reconstructing the lineup. I’m going to have some fun doing that.

  • Weiner Willy

    the final score should be whatever the Tigers score, and than the combined K total, or 0 for with RISP between Granderson and Arod.

  • Nice Scheister

    When’s the last time the Yanks scored more than one run in an inning?

    • Pat D (I’m not adding to my handle. Aw, crap.)

      Game 1.

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

        …and that was the only time.

  • Pat D (I’m not adding to my handle. Aw, crap.)

    Glad to see Jeter strikes out, too. And of course there’s no booing.

    • Luisergi

      Come on now, there is no comparison if you are refering to booing A-Rod and Granderson

      • Preston

        Swinging at that pitch was bad, but it was mostly because the ump expanded the strike zone on the first two pitches.

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

    Hey, anyone remember that Doug Fister got drilled on the wrist of his pitching arm earlier in this game?

    So much for taking advantage of that.

    • Pasqua

      Can’t take advantage if the pitcher doesn’t really let you. He got better after that, not worse. Yes, the K’s were atrocious, but that curveball was ridiculous.

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

        Don’t make excuses when he helped create three different bases loaded situations.

        He couldn’t have been that good.

      • SammySosasBleachingCream

        I’ve been hearing this same bullshit after every game. Every playoff series has good pitchers in it, but they’re not THIS good. The Yankees are just THIS bad.

  • weaz

    Who do u pinch hit for in the 8th? Arod Swisher Grandy? or all 3?

  • CG

    you know it’s bad when jeter takes a swing at that… how can we expect anybody else to do any better?

  • BigBlueAL

    Knicks win in overtime!!

    • Pat D (I’m not adding to my handle. Aw, crap.)

      If only it mattered.

      • BigBlueAL

        Looking forward to this season, should be a 50 win team who with some luck maybe even win a few more and get a 2/3 seed in East. Just wanna win a playoff series for first time since 2000.

        • Pat D (I’m not adding to my handle. Aw, crap.)

          I can’t see them winning 50.

  • 101010

    Am I the only one that wants to see Arod replaced by Bichette Jr, Swisher replaced by Austin, and Granderson replaced by Williams? Even if they don’t perform, it will at least be more interesting than the current nonsense.

    • Pat D (I’m not adding to my handle. Aw, crap.)

      I’m going to have to say, “Yes.”

  • Tabitha

    I might put money on the Yankees getting swept out.

  • Hugh

    Just to kill 40 seconds while the Yankees get through their inning, can anyone think of a way in which Arod could have done any less with the bat tonight?

    • bobtaco

      DPs instead of Ks?

      • Hugh

        Clearly you weren’t watching earlier!

        Think a LIDP would have been more creditable than the last K.

    • Weiner Willy

      the sad thing is, the answer is no.

    • 101010

      He should just start bunting. I don’t care what the situation is. Him bunting and getting thrown out is a hell of a lot better than him striking out and not moving the runners over.

    • wow

      he hurts someone in the stands because the bat flew out of his hand when he tried to swing at a ball that was outside the opposite batter’s box.

  • Hall and Nokes

    “Hey, maybe this one will be a fastball”

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

    There’s the bloop…now can we PLEASE have the blast?

  • Knoxvillain

    If Cano grounds into a double play I might black out from drinking tonight.

  • Ari

    apparently theres this new thing called a curveball which the yankees have not seen before

  • Nice Scheister aka Willie Mayes,

    C’mon Dirka, drop it so Ichi can take second!

  • Matt

    Fister was terrible today. If he had been facing any other team, he might have given up 5+ runs and been knocked out by the 3rd.

  • Hugh

    Was that an opposite field hit?

  • wow

    man on base? … this will not end well.

  • dkidd

    we’re winning this game

    das it!

  • Effthisnoise

    fister, world beater.

  • Cy Pettitte

    I hope Cano hits a HR and Coke points to it and calls a pop up

  • Joe F

    Cano, please. You need to erupt like the VOL-CANO you are.

    Hit one into in the second deck. Please. Or just hit one to a really far place. Either, I don’t mind.

    Thanks.

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

    It was definitely nice to let Fister shit all over this team in another playoff game at Yankee Stadium.

    I must have missed the memo of when Cliff Lee became right-handed.

  • Eddard

    Cano- Single
    Teixera- Walk
    Ibanez- Walk driving in one run
    ARod- K
    Swisher- K

    • Ari

      more like

      Cano- K
      Tex- maybe something decent
      ibanez- idk
      everyone else- k

    • Ari

      more like

      Cano- K
      Tex- maybe something decent
      ibanez- idk
      everyone else- k

  • Pat D (I’m not adding to my handle. Aw, crap.)

    Coke gave up a line of .263/.313/.373 with 2 home runs in 130 PA’s to left handed hitters this year.

    Just get a fucking hit, Robbie.

  • Anthony

    Ah ha ha nice caption for the thread.

  • toad

    Cano reaches. Tex HR.

  • flamingo

    Get him, Robbie.

  • dkidd

    whatever happens, coke will be pointing to the sky

  • Joe F

    If TBS is affiliated with Bleacher Report I might not watch their shitty programs anymore.

  • Weiner Willy

    Only the Yankees could make Doug Fisted look like a fucking ace.

    • Effthisnoise

      All year long scrub pitchers have had the games of their lives against the Yanks

  • Joe F

    Outside pitch…BUT OKAY.

  • Matt

    And now the strike zone has expanded for Detroit pitching. This game is a fucking disgrace.

  • Nice Scheister aka Willie Mayes,

    Fuck, just do something…anything, a walk, get hit, make the pitcher balk, back swing the catcher in the head, anything! Be productive! Not looking good..

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

    Coke would be foolish to not go offspeed in the dirt.

  • Karl Krawfid

    That 0-1 swing from Cano. The fuck was that?

    • RkyMtnYank

      frustration that it should have been 1-0

  • Luisergi

    Now Robbie’s swing is ugly… end of the world

  • Joe F

    Cano your hacks are weak.

  • Nice Scheister aka Willie Mayes,

    Have the Yankees had this many innings without scoring more than a run, ever?

  • Big “Nostradanus” Member

    I made a hiku about this team

    No hits no hits
    No hits no hits hits
    No No No No NO

    • Pat D (I’m not adding to my handle. Aw, crap.)

      OK, you’re either doing this intentionally, or you are the dumbest person in the universe.

      • Knoxvillain

        Judging by reading his posts, I honestly think he might be 14 or something.

      • Big “Nostradanus” Member

        if you have nothing nice to say please keep it to yourself period

        • Pat D (I’m not adding to my handle. Aw, crap.)

          Why? You have nothing nice to say.

      • Joe F

        The latter.

      • JLC 776

        Lurk more :)

    • Pasqua

      The syllable pattern is all wrong and it’s not even about nature. BRING YOUR “A” GAME OR DON’T BRING A GAME AT ALL!

  • Effthisnoise

    Pointed up, ball 40 rows foul

  • Pat D (I’m not adding to my handle. Aw, crap.)

    Glad to see Coke still points on every pop up.

  • DZ

    Last night I basically said that even though we won game 5 vs baltimore that this yankee team isn’t that great and needs serious work in the offseason. There is no way that you should average just over 2 runs/game (not including the 5 run 9th in game one, which was an anomaly) in a 5 game stretch where the “ace” is jason fucking hammel, one by joe saunders, chen (who through 90% fastballs), and miguel goddam gonzalez.

    The Tigers starting staff is MUCH better than baltimore’s and we’re seeing that right now. I legitimately think Verlander could throw a no-no in game 3. At the minimum a shutout.

    • http://twitter.com/mikhel2 Mikhel

      Well, to Miguel’s credit, he has been very good in the Mexican Winter League, the same league that has produced Alfredo Aceves, Luis Ayala and “el cochito” Cruz (Dodger’s 3B).

      Not a lot of people knew about him in the US when Miguel, nicknamed
      “el mariachi”, made his debut with the Orioles (his nickname is due to him being born in Jalisco, the mexican state where Mariachi concept was “created”).

      • DZ

        Even if he’s good, what about the rest of them? I’ll admit that the Orioles Hammel is a much different beast than he was a few years ago, but saunders and chen?

    • oldmanalex

      like i said last night. we need to get no hit, maybe that way our organization can realize that our team is not playoff ready.

      • DZ

        If the offense keeps playing as lifelessly as this, It will happen soon, don’t worry.

  • Joe F

    This sucks. We lose today and tomorrow is a must win because we’re not winning vs. Verlander. Ugh.

    • Pasqua

      The Yanks are sucking big time, but Verlander’s history in the playoffs (and against the Yanks) is sketchy at best. His dominance is not a given.

      • Luisergi

        Have you seen him lately??

        • Pasqua

          Did you read my comment??

          • Luisergi

            yes

            • Pasqua

              Verlander’s playoff HISTORY, not just his last two starts. My point is: there is precedent to suggest that he can shit the bed just like anybody else. Will he? Maybe, maybe not. But he’s not a mortal lock.

              • Luisergi

                Fair, but let me put it this way; i’d say there is a 5% chance that the yankees score more than 2 runs on tuesday. i’ll probably put some money on it.

    • Karl Krawfid

      Yankees have a 38 year old starting on 3 days rest for the first time in his career.

      Tomorrow is the game they are going to lose.

  • Anthony

    If I see another weakly hit foul ball grounded away..

  • Ari

    This team is in the ALCS. That happened

  • Ari

    This team is in the ALCS. That happened

  • bobtaco

    At least he didn’t K…

  • Joe F

    Ahh fucking lineup is streaky all together besides Jeter.

  • Pasqua

    Cano looks like he’s swinging a fucking sledgehammer.

  • Knoxvillain

    Cano and his bitch swings. Go back to the DR.

  • Anthony

    Cano has been hitting REALLY weak.

  • BigBlueAL

    Cano really smoked that one.

  • Pat D (I’m not adding to my handle. Aw, crap.)

    I’ve never quite understood why Cano can’t run.

  • weaz

    Tino Martinez is in the stadium…give him a flipping bat… anyone… Matt Nokes… Jose Vizcaino… Luis Sojo…Scott Brocious… Boone, Oneil.. ANYONE PLEASE….

    • BigBlueAL

      Even Clay Bellinger??

      • http://twitter.com/mikhel2 Mikhel

        Even Andy Fox made more contact in one game than Granderson/Rodríguez/Cano with RISP in one series.

      • weaz

        RUDY GULIANI…SPIKE FREAKING LEE… HE COULD AT LEAST DRAW A WALK

  • Matt

    Cano swung at maybe 1 strike in that entire AB. Pathetic.

    Just disgraceful.

  • Nice Scheister aka Willie Mayes,

    These people.

  • Weiner Willy

    This is my line up for tomorrow and possibly the rest of the series:

    Gardner-CF
    Ichiro-LF
    Jeter-SS
    Stewart-2B
    Tex-1B
    Martin-C
    Tony Pena-3B
    Eppley-RF

    • bobtaco

      Maybe CC?

      • Nice Scheister aka Willie Mayes, the brother of the late great Billy Mayes

        CC at DH

    • The Troll

      I’d have Eppley in Left. I don’t think his arm his strong enough to be in Right.

    • Ari

      I agree. Need to leave cashman on the bench in case we need a clutch strikeout in the 9th.

  • 101010

    I didn’t buy enough beer.

  • Nice Scheister aka Willie Mayes, the brother of the late great Billy Mayes

    C’mon Teixieria!

  • Effthisnoise

    Even made coke look awesome

  • Joe F

    And when we hit it hard? AT’EM BALLS.

  • Pat D (I’m not adding to my handle. Aw, crap.)

    At this rate, they are making my viewing decision for tomorrow quite easy.

    • Joe F

      Yankees over Cowboys for me.

  • Pasqua

    BUT WHY ARE THERE EMPTY SEATS AT THE STADIUM?!?!?!

    • Joe F

      Because they cost a lot of $ to sit that close. Wall Street seats FTW.

      • Pasqua

        Not what I was going for there…

    • Big “Nostradanus” Member

      every man women and kid are in the batting room under the supervision of kevin long. they are trying out tommorows game.

      • Pasqua

        That’s more what I was going for there…

  • JLC 776

    It’s been a while since I’ve said this (probably at least a month).

    I love the Yankees, but I hate this team.

    • Knoxvillain

      This is the worst offensive team in years. A lot of years.

      • stuart a

        Duh…

        just cause the tigers hit 60 points higher with RISP and still scored less runs then the yanks. a team built for the stadium only…

        cold weather the ball does not travel as far and also when you are not hitting against scrubs……….

    • http://twitter.com/mikhel2 Mikhel

      Their hitting reminds me of Joe Girardi as a player:

      Can’t hit for average;
      Poor OBP;
      Swings at pitches out of the strike zone;
      Can’t hit with RISP;
      Knows how to bunt but just won’t do it.

  • Knoxvillain

    I understand rooting for your team no matter what, but does anyone truly believe we are going to beat the Tigers?

    • Adam

      There’s a good chance, yes.

    • Pasqua

      I’ll answer your question with a question: What the point of believing they won’t?

  • Eddard

    ARod’s going to be overpowered by Benoit. Might as well PH Chavy and Gardner and see what he can do. Game’s over anyway so might as well audition Chavy and Gardner and see if they can hit.

    • bobtaco

      +1

  • Mick taylor

    This areplay of last years playoffs when Detroit s given game one by the umps Randy Levine needs to make a statement to the press. But cano sucks as much as arod but this should be at least 2-1 game.

  • wow

    this is hysterical at this point. the sad part is that this will only get worse with time and there’s no flexibility to improve the situation.

    • http://twitter.com/mikhel2 Mikhel

      Of course there is:

      Don’t sign Martin;
      Don’t sign Swisher;
      Don’t exercise Granderson’s option;
      Ask Soriano to opt out;
      Trade Nova or Hughes and replace any of those with Phelps.

      For CF we need a fast outfielder who can FIELD and get on base, really on base and not just via homeruns. Homeruns are not of much help when they are solo homeruns and that all the offense a player has.

      For RF we need a good outfielder with a good throw. Swisher was second to last in RF in terms of players taking an extra base. He already gave up an extra base that turned into a run in the 4th game vs the orioles in the 13th inning. Today he already let Cabrera score from second when he threw to second instead of throwing to home plate.

      Relief pitchers? There are a ton available if we take into account that Soriano only had 19 clean outings (no runners got on base) out of his 69 in the regular season.

      Catchers? There are also a lot of catchers who can do what Martin does, hit 0.200 AVG and hit solo hrs.

  • stuart a

    did not know phil coke turned into mike stanton..

    cano stinks… the guy cannot even hit the ball to the outfield..

    don’t worry ashit, nick dick, and grandyman up next inning. they will get a 4 spot…..

    this offense is mariner like…

    • The Troll

      Mariners are better.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Ashit & NickDick.

      I lol’d even though I hate myself for it

  • Anthony

    Usually I watch the Yanks as a break from homework…. I will now be doing homework as a break from the Yanks…

    Hope I come back surprised.

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

    .205 with RISP this postseason.

    Some things never change.

  • Matt

    Another hard hit ball right at somebody, but if you can’t score even 1 run with 2nd and 3rd, no outs, you don’t deserve to win the damn game.

    They should fine every player on this team who does not hit the ball past the pitcher with a runner in scoring position.

  • Chilango

    Wake the fuck up Joe. Sit Granderson and ARod. And tell Nick to wipe that stupid smile off his 1-36 face. And pinch hit for all 3 in the 8th.

  • SammySosasBleachingCream

    Offense non-existent, once again. What will Girardi’s exciting excuse be this time?
    “We need to get Alex going!”
    “My gut told me he’d have a good game!”

    Look, Alex is NOT GOING TO GET IT GOING. Neither is Granderson. Cano at least could still get hot at a moment’s notice, but those other two are lost causes.

    • Knoxvillain

      Girardi is easily one of the top five worst managers in all of baseball. I’ve been bashed for saying that, but at least some people are seeing it.

      • The Troll

        I never liked him. Probably never will either.

        • DZ

          agreed. Should have never even hired him

        • Knoxvillain

          I can’t stand him. The job should have been Mattingly’s all along. Now he will be fucking stuck in New York for years to come along with Daddy’s Boy Cashman.

  • Mick taylor

    The whole complexion of this game changed when that ump blew that call

    • stuart a

      because there offense sucks and they cannot overcome 1 bad call.

    • Pasqua

      The blown call made the Yanks unable to hit for the last seven days?

  • Ace

    Doug Fister just blew his load into the Yanks postseason A-hole once again…

    • The Troll

      Can this be tonight’s recap title?

  • DZ

    Girardi should consider hitting jeter 3 tomorrow. In the off chance that anyone gets on base ahead of him, we’ll have someone with a shot at succeeding hitting instead of the rest of the line up. Or better yet, where ever Arod is in the line up, just make Jeter hit for him

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

    “Yankees have never left the bases loaded three times in a postseason game”.

    Quite telling about the 2012 Yankees.

  • bobtaco

    So predictable.

  • wow

    that’s game.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Game.

    Over.

  • True blue

    Ball game.

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

    …and the requisite Delmon Young home run.

    Good. This game was still missing that.

  • Pete

    Watch, we’ll lose the series 4 games to 1 but score 10 runs off Verlander.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Delmos Young? christ.

  • Eddard

    Ballgame. Way to leave Lowe in there. If you’re gonna leave Lowe in there might as well PH for ARod, Granderson and Swisher next inning. Send a message.

  • Knoxvillain

    Game officially over.

  • Pat D (I’m not adding to my handle. Aw, crap.)

    Delmon Fucking Young again? Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I’m going to kill myself now.

    Actually, no I’m not, I’m a wimp.

  • xnyles

    This game is over.

  • Effthisnoise

    Lol

  • TJF

    3-0 now, looks like game 1 goes to Detroit, one of those games in which the Yanks had plenty of chances and simply didn’t get it done. Hopefully Detroit has a game like that at home too.

  • Bret “The Hitman” Gardner

    When I saw Lowe was in I thought “Oh great, Joe is doing that fucking idiot thing where the team is close but down late so he leaves in the shitty relief pitcher – IT’S NOT A SAVE SITUATION! – and then it blows up.” Sure enough. Fucking idiot Joe Girardi is a fucking idiotic idiot.

  • Pasqua

    Oh, great. THIS guy again.

    If we go by the “dog years theory of offensive ineptitude,” the Yanks are now losing 21-0.

  • Preston

    Delmon Young is a terrible person, he should have been suspended for life when he threw his bat at that MiLB umpire. Which is not an opinion I’ve ever held until just now.

  • Nice Scheister aka Willie Mayes, the brother of the late great Billy Mayes

    Wonderful. Lowe shouldn’t even be pitching. Girardi managing like its a rout.

    • Winter

      I understand Lowe pitching to Cabrera, but leaving him in?

  • Cy Pettitte

    Girardi is totally punting this game

  • Eddard

    Now Joe will bring in a better pitcher after the damage is already done. And now someone will hit a 2 run HR and they’ll lose 3-2.

  • wow

    also, why the heck is Lowe even in the game at this point? Is Joe Girardi really that dumb, or is his just giving up?

  • Effthisnoise

    Sinker ball, homerun, double. Maybe not winning game one against this team will change the mojo

  • True blue

    Kei Igawa could pitch a shutout against this offense

    • Luke

      The ghost of Kei Igawa™!

  • Ace

    Ugh, why did u guys win last night

    • Pasqua

      That is a PERFECT comment.

  • Bret “The Hitman” Gardner

    On one hand, you can’t really blame Joe for giving up on the game on the assumption that the offense won’t produce. But on the other hand he is still doing his bullshit bullpen management where he gives up on games and fucking loses them in the FUCKING PLAYOFFS when this shitty team can’t score a fucking run and every run counts a fucking lot. Thanks a fucking lot, Joe, you fucking idiotic idiot.

    • Bret “The Hitman” Gardner

      Seriously, I hope that fucking binder gets lodged in his gut.

  • TJF

    So Ibanez wins it with a homer in the 9th to tie it and another in extras to win it, sound familiar? If not the yanks never make it to the ALCS.

  • Ari

    Im not even angry about this extra offense for detroit, no way Yanks were scoring 2 runs anyways

  • Eddard

    And now the whole series rests on Hiroki Kuroda on short rest. You go down 0-2 it’s basically like going down 0-3 because Game 3 is Verlander vs Hughes and Joe already committed to that.

    • stuart a

      good luck on that front……

      yanks suck.. tigers will out tough the corporate woosies for the 3rd straight time…

      arod will smirk and say all the right things with his pretty boy face and swisher will mumble some nonsense etc..

      this team is not bad they are a embarrasment…. they are a joke offensively….

      EMBARRASMENT… teams are laughing at our middle of the order…….

  • Anthony

    3 runs should not be an insurmountable lead playing at home… but with this team? Yea. Haha.

  • stuart a

    delmon young a hack that can get a hit on occassion.

    he sucks and he is actually better then; arod, cano, swisher, grandy to start.

    tex gets a pass because the other guys are so bad, tex has so few rbi’s in the playoffs cehck it out.. Scary bad……

    it is jeter at 38, ibanez at 40 and ichiro has been decent at 38…this is a senior citizen team…..they are the best postseason players on the team…this is a train wreck as stated by me many a time………….

    adam jones is 28, weiters is younger, machado is 20.. they can get better ….

  • Tom

    Typical Girardi. 2 run deficit = not allowed to use Robertson.

    Against the Tigers bullpen there is no way Derek Lowe should be pitching in a 2 run game in the 8th inning.

  • ansky

    ha! mccarron 30 secs before:
    “@AnthonyMcCarron: I could be wrong, but this inning has “Insurance home run” written all over it.”

  • Nice Scheister aka Willie Mayes, the brother of the late great Billy Mayes

    I know it’s a long night when I start agreeing with Eddard and Stuart. I’ll be back if there’s a comeback but chances are it’ll be tomorrow for some more misery and RISP failures.

  • JLC 776

    Alright, pushing past emotions for a moment.

    If the current trend of poor hitting continues this series (and it’s a long series so things may turn around), then it will be two consecutive years in which anemically poor hitting has ended the season. Does it finally then get some attention? And if so, how is it fixed?

    • wow

      the worst part is, you can’t really do much about it. I mean, what’s there to change? Huge contracts, an austerity plan, and not much in the farm system.

    • Luisergi

      First they’d fire Long, ’cause that’s how it works.

      Then… i’ve got nothing.

      • JLC 776

        That’s kind of where I am, too.

        Hamstrung by contracts and not a lot in the system in the near future. Really tough to see a way out except for fixing the philosophy and I don’t think that’s possible with these kinds of guys.

        Hopefully I’m just overreacting and depressed…

  • wow

    There’s no way A-rod, Granderson, and Swisher are in the lineup tomorrow. I don’t care if it’s the Tigers’ worst pitcher. Something has to change if they don’t want to go down like friggin wimps tomorrow too.

    • SammySosasBleachingCream

      At least Swisher walked in that inning.

  • adjusts batting gloves

    This is like watching the end of Spartacus, when they’re about to crucify him, but they don’t know who he is, and all the Yankees stand up and say “I am Alex Rodriguez!”

  • Peter

    Just look how the cardinals won yesterday. Line drives to opposite field and clutch hits. Our lineup is great for the regular season, where we can hit 5 solo HR`s against bad pitching, not so much for the postseason. Also we have some guys who seriously need a psycologist, guys who simply choke with pressure.

    • dalelama

      I have been saying that all year which is why I always check 6 in the confidence poll.

  • SammySosasBleachingCream

    I really don’t think I can defend Girardi anymore. He’s simply doing nothing right. His moves are indefensible, his lineups are indefensible. ARod is a fucking zombie. I never thought I’d be asking for more squeeze plays, but these hitters have ZERO chance of getting runs in from third. They simply swing at pitches in the other batter’s box. ANY pitcher can get them out, since they’re all swinging at the same shit. This is how I used to pitch in RBI Baseball, but it’s not supposed to work like that in real games.

  • Laz

    *Tosses Tv out window*

  • BigBlueAL

    Right now I have a hard time seeing the Yankees getting this series back to NY for a Game 6. Gotta hope for the offense to finally wake up but its not looking too good at the moment.

  • wow

    Jhonny Peralta literally thanking A-rod for being a Yankee right now.

  • http://twitter/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

    My mind, currently: FUCK THIS TEAM FIRE EVERYONE
    Reality: Well, they ARE in the ALCS, so someone or something is right.

  • oldmanalex

    btw the people that said this team has a 2009 feel to it…I bought into it the last few nights, but I realized how well that team was mashing. the 2012 version is garbage.

  • Monterowasdinero

    Should I stay up for 2 more innings of risp fail, an ARod K and a Valverde save?

    The future 30 minutes looks grim.

  • TJF

    I still think the Yanks win this game……..4-0 looks bad but a hot inning and that’s gone.

    • Winter

      What people are forgetting is that Detroit’s bullpen is shaky at best, straight-up bad at worst. It’ll be tough, but a comeback is definitely doable.

    • Karl Krawfid

      Yankees left the bases loaded 3 fucking times.

      This game is dead. Over.

      • TJF

        Did you see the Cards last night, the Giants comeback down 0-2, grow some balls quitter

        • Knoxvillain

          The Yankees aren’t the Cardinals. Stop being an idiot. The team was done before the postseason started.

  • Karl Krawfid

    You have to be kidding me

    Series over!!!!!

  • Eddard

    Lineup for next inning should be-

    Ibanez
    Chavez
    Gardner
    Nix

    Put Nix in LF, Ichiro in right and Gardner in CF. Chavy takes over at 3rd. I think those 4 give you a chance to not only get men on base but drive them in as well. Doesn’t matter now anyway that it’s 4-0. Joe lost this one and he won’t change a damn thing tomorrow.

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

    Why was that pitch down the middle 0-2? This is ridiculous

  • bobtaco

    Nice work Boone.

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

    The only reason we will watch Game 2 is because we’re dumbass Yankee fans.

    This team doesn’t merit any reason to watch them, at all.

    • BigBlueAL

      Giants play at the same time so at least there is an alternative tomorrow.

    • JLC 776

      I’ll end up watching because I hate myself…

  • ansky

    the orioles must all be at home wondering how they lost to this team

  • Knoxvillain

    I hate this fucking team. I can’t stop watching the game though. Waste of my day. I hate myself.

  • Chilango

    They’re lucky to have gotten this far. No Ibañez miracle coming here guys. Detroit actually has pitchers and we can’t hit. Time to start lubing the anuses.

  • SammySosasBleachingCream

    0-2?

  • stuart a

    it was girardis fault that arod struck out with 2 men on and no outs. after all they could play 36 year old eric chavez another star..

    tigers get hits with RISP, to yankee fans that is a impossibility…

    literally impossible…thsi offense is worse then the mariners offense……..

  • JLC 776

    I know I’m in the deep minority, but I still don’t blame Girardi for half of this. A-Rod was an inch away from a two-run single in the first. Cano was a missed-wrist away from a two-run line-drive (and a blown call away from at least an RBI). The game plan and lineup worked the first time through – they just didn’t adjust after that (and I still like to blame a lot of that on Kevin Long’s approach).

    I think some of his moves are dumb, but I think he takes far too much blame for $100M bats that can’t put the ball in play.

    • Ari

      completely agree. They’ve scored 0 runs what is Girardi supposed to do, he cant pinch hit for every player.

    • Knoxvillain

      He continues to bat A-Rod and Swisher. Now he has them back to back. You can bet our ass they will be there for the next two games as well.

      Girardi is a fucking moron.

      • JLC 776

        Nobody is hitting – therefore it’s impossible for him to NOT put two consecutive batters together that look like crap!

        • Knoxvillain

          Jeter
          Ichiro
          Tex
          Ibanez
          Cano
          Martin
          Nix
          Granderson
          Gardner

          Problem solved. It can only be a positive.

          • JLC 776

            I think people are seeing Ibanez with rose-colored glasses – his numbers when starting are atrocious and his defense isn’t a plus over Swisher.

            I’d love to roll the dice and start Gardner though. As a non-HR hitter, I think he has the kind of inherent approach we need nowadays.

            But I still maintain my position. These guys should be able to put a ball in play and they can’t. That’s not 100% on the manager.

    • SammySosasBleachingCream

      His lineup is shit. It’s not his fault the batters can’t put the ball in play, but he MUST KNOW that they won’t. We know it, why doesn’t he?

      • Pasqua

        If he believed they can’t put the ball in play, why bother putting a lineup together? Why not just concede? What the fuck is he supposed to do?!

        • WhittakerWalt

          Stop playing ARod and Granderson. They’re total shit right now. Didn’t Torre bench Tino and Boggs in 1996?

  • Bret “The Hitman” Gardner

    4-0 now Joe you FUCKING MORON. And why did you put Logan in? Logan is NOT VERY GOOD. David Robertson is VERY GOOD. What the fuck, giving up on fucking games with your bullshit bullpen management.

  • Winter

    We get it, TBS announcers don’t like the Yankees. Must they keep reminding us?

  • Tom

    Did Robertson run over Girardi’s dog? LOOGY against a righty… sure why not.

    Robertson should have STARTED this inning and Girardi just punted the game down 2 runs.

    Who knows if the Yankees could have put up 2 runs but how do you just give up on the game with 2 innings of AB’s left?

  • Karl Krawfid

    Andy Pettitte with 2 postseason losses already.

    • Luisergi

      I know, sad. With 5 runs allowed in almost 14 innings.

  • Big “Nostradanus” Member

    it seems to me that this game is a lost cause. however, yankees have a chance to actually have an advatage after this game….

    Step one is to pluck prince hard in the hands. this is atually harder than it sounds becaus the man is very big boned. for this tas, joe needs to sub in job who can throw high 90s gas. hopefully prince will brake a rib in his hand or something in that nature so he can miss the series

    then, we it the next batter batter, cabrera. the problem with this, miggy is a well known alcoholic and alcoholics realy dont like when picthers hit them. believe me folks i am talking from peronel experience. if he is in withdrawal, he will charge at joba. joba needs to hit him very hard and hope miggy will be out for the season.

    benches will be cleared. THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT STEP. A rod and Granderson will team up and try to take down Verlander. this, is aswell harder tahn it sounds becasue they cant hit shit with their bat so they will have to use fists. without verlander, tigers have no picthers. really can you name a picthr on the tigers whos name is not verlander or jose? yeah exactly.

    basicly, with this great plan, we loss the game, arod and granderson are suspended indefindetely. but hey, its a lost cause and they are not hitting nay time soon so what the hell. tigers loss there 3-4 hitter and theier ace.

    • Ari

      thanks for the laugh, needed it tonight

    • Knoxvillain

      You wasted time typing that?

      • Big “Nostradanus” Member

        wasted time? i want to see you make a plan for the rest of the game that is better than this. youll probably do what joe does best. NOTHING. i however, eliminated the biggest threats.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      You worked “too” hard on this one.

      You have to hide the intentional misspelled words more.

  • rconn23

    This series is over. Given the short rest pitching situations coming up, they needed to win this game. Asking Kuroda to pitch a complete game shutout on three days rest is asking way too much.

  • Nice Scheister aka Willie Mayes, the brother of the late great Billy Mayes

    Yankees: Team RISP: 1-for-7.
    Team LOB: 10.

    Tigers: Team RISP: 3-for-7.
    Team LOB: 7.

    That’s the difference in this game. Four runs isn’t surmountable by these players on this night. If I’m wrong I’ll buy one of each item in the RAB store directly after the game.

    Really this time, good night.

  • TJF

    Whats shocking is how many quitters and whiners there are on this board, always been that way but amazing still. You would think this was a Red Sox board.

    • stuart a

      Quitters. we are simply stating the facts. the offense is horrid. they are repeating more or less what they did for many games this season….

      the facts are they fuckin suck.. they beat a team in 5 with 0 star pitchers, robert andino at 2b. lew ford dh’ed some, and many other jokes…

      this team is a fuckin joke.

      • TJF

        Wow, you know nothing about baseball…..

        • Knoxvillain

          Have you not watched the 2012 Yankees? We all are rooting for them, we just recognize they suck.

          • Adam

            Yes, the team that is in the ALCS sucks. Clearly.

            • Knoxvillain

              Because of pitching, not hitting.

              Anything else?

              • Adam

                And pitching doesn’t count as part of the team, then? Hitters are struggling. The team doesn’t suck. They are one of four teams still playing. Oh, and it is game 1.

            • WhittakerWalt

              Right now, IN THE GAMES WE’RE WATCHING, they are sucking. A lot. Keep that Pollyanna shit coming, though.

              • Adam

                1996, I somehow remember the Yanks down 2-0 in the World Series heading to Atlanta. I can’t imagine what a RAB message board thread would have looked like then…

          • TJF

            Football mentality……..lose one game and shoot yourself

            • Knoxvillain

              You will be proven wrong in a few games. Say what you will.

    • Adam

      Don’t worry…many of us keep the faith. Just exasperated by the irrationals here and not even bothering. Some of us do realize it is one game.

      • JonS

        You do realize that both “keeping the faith” and being “irrational” have no affect on the game.

    • Pasqua

      I’m as frustrated as anyone about the lack of offense, but always surprised by the outlook here that whatever happens in the present is destined to also be the future result. Everyone is Nostradamus, yet everyone keeps watching.

  • stuart a

    i agree not girardis fault only fuckin morons are blaming him.

    the offense is impossible to win with. BOTTOM LINE.

    YOU NEED TO SCORE A RUN ON OCCASSION TO HAVE A CHANCE.

    IT IS ; SWISHER, arod, cano, martins, and everyone except jeter and ibanez fault ….no 1 is doing there job except those 2….

    end the story. girardi’s fault!!!GET A FUCKIN CLUE.

    • CubanC

      I know you’re batshit insane… so discussing anything with you is probably worthless but I can’t stand anyone giving Girardi a pass. That’s ridiculous. This chump (Girardi) is the fool leaving in Lowe and Logan in the 8th inning of a 2 run game. Neither of those moves makes even a bit of sense. Not even a little. Completely indefensible. The offense has been incredibly shitty, yes. But your manager cannot be putting them in bigger holes. Girardi is just not an intelligent manager. That’s all there is to it.

      • Pasqua

        But according to this board the game is OVER at 2-0, so why not leave Lowe in and save the important arms? The game’s a lost cause, right?

        My point: when the Yanks are losing, everyone will spin anything to rationalize their frustration.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Ichiro and Martin are doing as much as can be expected. Not great, but enough.

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        Tex too

  • CubanC

    No, No. Leave Logan in. That’s a terrific idea. Girardi is the worst.

  • Eddard

    Give Joe a break, guys. The bullpen hasn’t had a day off since yesterday and Joe is saving them for the long road ahead, all 13 games left maximum.

  • Winter

    “This series is over.”

    I’m sorry, that’s not how baseball works…

    • Knoxvillain

      It is with the 2012 Yankees offense. Unless they all have heart attacks and are replaced with Scranton, they will lose.

  • JonS

    Girardi is the manager of the year!

    (since everything is apparently not his fault.)

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

    Sometimes, being a masochist just isn’t fun.

  • Effthisnoise

    Can anyone give a split on the yankees series wins after losing game 1 since 96

  • Pete

    Remember the championship years, folks – it’s not only the performances, it’s also about the lucky breaks.

    We should have been up 4-0 by the 5th if A-Rod hits the ball 3 more inches to the left, same with Cano.

    • stuart a

      if if if….

      arod hit a hard hit ground ball.. hit a line drive to the outfield and the inches mean jack….

      cano the fuckin bum probably was not running full speed on his play anyway. he is a loafer who has read to many of his fan letters from kool aid drinkers….

    • Eddard

      We should have been up 4-0 if those hitters had done their jobs. Hell, all one of them had to do was hit a ground ball for an out and a run would score. They couldn’t even do that. Everytime ARod, Swisher and Granderson go up there you know at least 2 of them will strike out.

      • Pete

        Those two balls were smashed and Detroit got to them both. What are you going to do?

        Look at the catch Jackson just made. Not our night. At least it’s a 7-game series….

    • bobtaco

      But how many more times are the close plays going to go against the Yankees. There have been literally zero breaks for them so far.

      • Pasqua

        What plays, other than the call at 1B tonight, went against the Yanks?

        And, by the way, Nate McClouth’s foul ball yesterday? Big break. JJ Hardy forgetting how to field his position in Game 1? Break.

        It evens out. The one thing we can’t develop is a victim complex. The Yanks’ situation is a result of the Yanks’ failings.

  • dkidd

    any chance we could we borrow the cardinal’s line-up for the next few innings?

    • Pasqua

      Then we’d have to borrow Drew Storen, too.

  • Ari

    Remember when the bullpen was supposed to be our big “advantage” yaaa not so much

  • fin

    The surprising thing is that Yankees are in the ALCS at all. I’ve seen the offense suck in the playoffs before, but they have been knocked out in the first round. The difference here is that the pitching was so good they moved on and now we get to watch another round of offensive suckitude. I’m going to go out on a limb and say the pitching isnt getting em through this round.

  • Mick taylor

    I. Disagree with all these negative comments the yanks in the first 2 innings got men on base they were screwed out of at least 1 run by the umps let me give you all a hypothetical suppose the ump makes the right call on the cano play and the yanks are up 1-0. Then that same up calls jacksons triple foul and the tigers do not score the yanks would have brought in Robertson jobs soriano and the tigers most likely do not score again the yanks really need to complaign about these umps who I predicted 2 weeks ago would screw the yanks

    • WHIPunk

      Once I see someone complaining about the umps, I know the rest of the post is going to be just as bad. Complaining about the umps is like saying your a “bad test taker” and that’ss why you did bad on the SAT’s.

      It’s really simple actually, the Yankees offense is old and not hitting, nothing more/nothing less.

      • http://twitter/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

        It is a cop-out, yes.
        The Yankees are losing this game, not the umps.
        That being said, I don’t think it’s outrageous to say that in general, the effect of the umpires on baseball games in an era when we have the technology to correct it is simply atrocious. Over the course of 162 games it’s acceptable, as the bad calls generally even out for all the teams, but in a 7-game set, a bad call or two can change everything. I don’t think that the umpiring is particularly bad, just that it’s an impossible job for humans, and that the baseball games should be decided by the teams and the players – not the officials.

        • http://twitter.com/mikhel2 Mikhel

          “baseball games should be decided by the teams and the players – not the officials.”

          As it has happened forever in baseball, where umpires are called that, not “officials” as in the NFL.

          Baseball is a different game, much more complicated and elaborated than a simple game of football.

          • http://twitter/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

            Yes. And?
            There is nothing complicated about fair/foul, safe/out. This comes down to simply getting the timing right. I sympathize with the umps, who are forced to judge milliseconds. It’s not a job that they should be ored to do, but they do a pretty damn good job of it anyway. I just disagree with the importance of the “human element.” The human element is the players hitting and running and catching, or the coaches and managers.

      • CubanC

        Let’s be fair. The umps have been pretty poor. But, they have been poor for each side. One of the bad calls screwed the yanks. It happened and it sucks balls. I think it’s ok to gripe about it. Might be a bit ridiculous to say the yanks win with the right call but I don’t see why you can’t complain about it.

        Is it me or has this home plate ump has been especially horrendous? His zone in the first 3 innings was far different from what it is now.

    • http://twitter.com/mikhel2 Mikhel

      If Canó had hustled we wouldn’t be making assumptions. Cano is a slacker and doesn’t like to run, that’s a fact.

      You will see him slowing down every time he hits a grounder.

      But if we are making assumptions:

      Teixeira had to protect the line at all times, give them a single but not a double. Detroit is using a no doubles defense and already has saved them of at least three doubles, two in consecutive plays.

      Swisher had to throw to home when Young hit a single that loaded the bases, but since the stats say he was the second worst RF in the american league, he did what numbers say: allowed Cabrera to take an extra base and scored the second run of the game.

      If Teixeira had played a no doubles defense, AJax triple was an out, Infante popped out, and JoeG would have not called an intentional base to Cabrera to pitch to the best run produced against lefties (Fielder).

      With bases loaded, ARod only needed to get a fly to produce a run and to allow the runner at second advance to third, the next batter also needed to hit a fly to score the second run of the inning.

      But, that didn’t happen as it also didn’t happen in 2011 when JoeG decided not to play Montero or even Andruw to try and hit a fly, he also allowed ARod to bat and he also didn’t deliver with men on third and no out.

      History repeats itself to the Yankees and Girardi once again showed us how stupid he is as manager…. “manager”.

  • whitey

    How about a “refund” from all the “big” hitters?

    • http://twitter.com/mikhel2 Mikhel

      That’s one of the problems with the players association, they don’t allow for contracts to have penalty clauses.

      It would be great for the sport if a contract could have a written clause like:

      A player will have a base salary of X.

      A player will make Z percentage of extra money if he reaches plateaus and career/league highlights (league leader in something positive).

      A player will be discounted Y percentage of money off his base salary if he strikeouts 100 times, 2Y percentage if he strikeouts 150 times, or 3Y percentage if he is above 200 K’s.

      That way a player could have a contract of 20 millions, but if he is not good enough, could end up only making 6 or 7 millions due to hitting well below the league average and striking out a lot.

      On the other hand, any GM could ask his players what numbers he expects to put, and if he doesn’t reach those numbers in a projected scenario (in case he gets benched or misses time), then money could be discounted.

      Productive bonuses, paired with production penalties.

  • Ppiddy

    Absolutely pathetic batting by the Yankees. If any of us were this bad at our job fundamentals, we’d be fired not long after.

    But who knows, maybe Raul will win the game. ;)

  • JJ

    I’m sorry, but putting Swisher has no business playing another game in this post season. He’s useless at the plate and now he’s giving up runs in the field. At least Gardner will give us + Def.

    Arod is also going to strikeout just about every time he faces a RHP. Chavez hasn’t been much better, but if you want to keep Arod in the lineup he needs to bat 9th.

    Our season now rests on Kuroda pitching on 3 days rest. I say it rests on Kuroda because we know this lineup isn’t going to put up many runs. Just wow.

    • http://twitter.com/mikhel2 Mikhel

      “now he’s giving up runs in the field”

      He was the secod worst RF in the american league and has been one of the worst in the last 3 years. Same for Granderson, doesn’t know how to field and has no throw.

  • DZ

    Ichiro – LF
    Martin – C
    Jeter – ss
    Ibanez – DH
    Teix – 1b
    cano -2b
    swish – rf
    chavez/nix – 3b
    Gardener – cf

  • Eddard

    Game’s over but I’d see if Chavy can show me something here. ARod will just get overpowered by Benoit anyway.

  • dkidd

    at this point i’m expecting ian kennedy to come in and close it out

    • WHIPunk

      haha, I needed that laugh, thanks Dkidd

      • dkidd

        and as I’m writing a response, a-jax makes a great play

  • WHIPunk

    Hey who is that man on the mound!! Oh what is that you say? we got rid of him and Austin Jackson for Granderson!! Oh say it ain’t so Cashman, you genius!

    • Winter

      And for the last 2 years when Granderson was actually really good while Jackson was even more of a strikeout machine than Grandy is now you would have ben saying…?

      • WHIPunk

        Have you checked out how much Jackson has reduced his strike out ratio this year? No, didn’t think so, Jackson is the future Granderson is the past. Plus Jackson is cheaper and only on the way up in his career. You can’t even say we won a championship with Grandy in CF because that was good ole’ Melky. Your going to lose this argument, so I wouldn’t continue.

        • CG

          plus Ian Kennedy

          • WHIPunk

            Yep plus IPK with his 36 wins in his last two seasons, with an average 3.45 ERA over those two seasons, Cashman really hit it out of that park in that trade.

        • WHIPunk

          And I assume you mean the 2 years before this season because your argument would be even worse if you actually meant these last 2 seasons, for Jackson has been pure gold this season.

      • stuart a

        ajax now is 25.. grandy is 31. the trade will work out for the tigers for the next 8 years.

        yankee bafoons were all for the granderson trade. yankke fans love big names.. they act like they like prospects but that is bull…

      • http://twitter.com/mikhel2 Mikhel

        AJax with the Tigers in 3 seasons:
        0.280 AVG / 0.346 OBP / 485 K’s / 170 walks / 61 steals / 296 R

        Granderson with the Yankees in 3 seasons:
        0.247 AVG / 0.337 OBP / 480 K’s / 213 walks / 45 steals / 314 R

        So yeah, Granderson has been reaaaally better, LOL, sure.

        AJax is younger, faster, a better range in the field, a better throw.

        Sure, Granderson hits more homeruns, 108 with the Yankees, but he hits with nobody on base, of his 108 homeruns, 63 are solo homeruns (almost 60% of his production is himself driving himself LOL).

  • Havok9120

    The majority of current posters is a combination of RAB’s anger management club and “guys we only see when things go wrong” crew.

    Its as depressing as the game.

    • Luisergi

      We are sorry master of baseball and meditation.

      Should i speak about how great the 98′ yankees were so is not depresing for ya??

      • Havok9120

        Oh stop, I’m not Greg saying all negativity is banned for a random reason and I’m not saying that I’m somehow better than you. I’m saying that the majority of the guys posting are known to get pissed at, well, anything, people we’ve never seen before, and trolls.

        The few people who aren’t ledge jumping are being laughed off the thread, and that’s as stupid as when anything anyone says that isn’t sunshine and rainbows gets labled “trolling.”

  • bobtaco

    Finally

  • WHIPunk

    And out goes A-Rod *big surprise*

  • TJF

    Yanks did lose Game 1 of the 2009 WS remember, also the Angels Series went 6 games….

    • Knoxvillain

      No comparisons. Much different offensive team. They could actually hit then. They can’t now.

      • dalelama

        That team had gamers like Matsui and Damon, it has been all down hill since they left.

  • Bret “The Hitman” Gardner

    Yeah fuck you Arod, get the fuck out of this game, you’re an insult to the Yankee tradition.

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

    Hahahahahahaha.

    Of course.

  • BigBlueAL

    I think Arod hates Girardi as much as he hates Torre right now.

    • Luisergi

      He should look himself in a mirror, stop the kissing, and hate the thing he sees.

  • Adam

    Wow. No longer Adam Jones out there.

  • Eddard

    That’s the guy we traded for K Machine Grandy. I like that swing from Chavy. If we had him hitting we’d at least have 1 run. Chavy plays tomorrow.

    • Matt

      Jackson struck out more than Granderson in every year except this one. Wake up.

      • http://twitter.com/mikhel2 Mikhel

        And still Jackson only has 5 more K’s than Granderson with the Yankees. And Austin has a better batting average, OBP, more steals, almost same amount of runs and half the RBIs Granderson has while Kkkkurtis is a 2nd/3rd bat, and Austin has been a leadoff hitter that has to drive home the 8th and 9th hitter, while KKKKurtis has Jeter in front of him.

        Plus, Jackson is a better fielder, faster and with a better throw, not to mention 5 years younger and this offseason will be 12-15 millions cheaper.

        Production Per dollar paid, Jackson is highly superior to Granderson.

  • Karl Krawfid

    A Real Center fielder.

  • CG

    everything that happens is painful to me

  • Winter

    That’s a double against most CFs in the league…

  • bobtaco

    Swisher probably gets a garbage time hit here, buys himself more time, and then still sucks…

    • Winter

      No garbage time in the playoffs.

    • bobtaco

      Yep…

  • Adam

    Valverde is awful in non-save situations. Could still get exciting.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    I smell garbage time HR

  • DZ

    It just wasn’t meant to be tonight

  • oldmanalex

    i really don’t think chavy is any better than arod at this point.

  • Karl Krawfid

    A-Rod sits down but SWISH GETS TO STAY IN.

    • Widget

      And Granderson

      • WHIPunk

        The problem with them is that the people who replace them are even defensive liabilities or Gardner who hasn’t been against consistent major league pitching in a while. Chavez gives you the glove and occasionally can deliver at the bat.

  • Curtis Granderson’s Days

    So anyone still think Granderson is better than Austin Jackson? Or maybe Phil Coke is just some guy the Yanks can just throw into a trade?

  • Widget

    I expect Verlander to no hit these clowns. What a joke.

  • Chilango

    The bias in the TBS booth is outrageous, but you can see their point. They’re like, well the Yankees try to buy the WS every year, and every year they choke. I don’t particularly give a shit except that I have to sell a kidney to get my son a hot dog and soda at YS, and then watch bums like Swisher, ARod and Granderson play like crap. Doesn’t seem fair. So maybe that’s why that asshole Scmoltz is brazenly anti Yankee

  • Knoxvillain

    Wow. It really is Garbage Time.

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

    Oh.

    Now Swisher can hit.

  • BigBlueAL

    That catch by Ajax looms even larger now.

  • DZ

    any chance we get a 2 out hit with risp…. nope

  • dalelama

    Naturally with no one on base Swisher gets a hit.

  • WHIPunk

    Nice job Grandy!!!

  • Eddard

    Girardi on Swish tonight- I like the way he’s swinging the bat.

  • wow

    Kurtis

  • Effthisnoise

    Gonna get blasted for this but, Yanks played in the hardest division in baseball with 3 90 game winners, only division in baseball. Tigers won 88 games (only division with no 90 game winner) and got to beat up on the royals and indians all year. Yanks will win this series, will yes beat Verlander who is due to have a letvdown game at detroit and will win the world series. Its the next 4 years after that you have to worry about. Sit back and enjoy

    • wow

      this will not happen.

      • WHIPunk

        You can throw out all those regular season arguments because in the playoffs it comes down to matchups and the yankees do not match up well against Detroit’s pitching, esp now that Fister just owned us. Add in our offensive ineptitude and you got yourselves a losing serious. If our offense somehow wakes up though, we will have a chance. I just hope to god they do.

    • dalelama

      Where are you copping your acid these days?

    • WhittakerWalt

      I hope you’re right, but I can’t even see them scoring another run at this point. They can’t even hit Doug Fister.

    • fin

      That is a nice take and it could certainly happen but I definately wouldnt put money on it. The Yankees dont seem capable of much on offense and they are now at a big pitching disadvantage.

  • Winter

    For all those talking about garbage time:

    There is no garbage time in the playoffs. At least, not unless you are down by something like 8 or 10. Look at Nats-Cards for example. These games are so important that you never, EVER, give up on them.

    • Karl Krawfid

      THESE FUCKS CAN’T HIT.

      Go look at the Cards regular season stats. Lead the league in Average and OBP.

      Yanks have been shit with risp. They are what they are jesus christ.

    • JJ

      The cardinals are essentially the polar opposite of this squad – a bunch of unheralded, generally unknown guys who gut out win after win. They seem to always get a hit when theyre in a big spot…whereas we … you know. Stark contrast in their play vs our play.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Trash.

  • Pete

    WOW I really wish it was Granderson’s walk year.

    • BigBlueAL

      It kinda is, Yankees hold a team option so they can let him go if they want.

    • DZ

      pick up the option, trade for prospects, trade prospects and our prospects for Jupton/cargo/somesort of young outfielder. Let swish go, resign Ichiro. Ichiro-Gardner-Stud (left to right). Sick defensive outfield.

  • dkidd

    that entire inning was a referendum on the granderson trade

  • BigBlueAL

    Are Swish and Granderson reaching Burnett status where they just cant be on the team next season?? I dont include Arod because realistically I see no way they can trade him but they can just let Swish and Grandy walk.

    • Winter

      Grandy’s under contract through next year. His HRs still give him trade value though…

      • BigBlueAL

        No its a team option. I assume they will pick it up cause it would be foolish not too but yeah a trade seems pretty likely I would think.

        • DZ

          Someone will trade something of value for those 40hrs.

    • JJ

      No way Arod goes anywhere.

      Grandy has an option, and we can’t let both him and Swisher go. I’d rather bring back Ichiro, avoid giving Swisher a bloated contract, and pick up Grandy’s option for one more year.

  • Ari

    the ball is in play- success

  • TJF

    2000 yanks lost game 1 of the ALCS to Seattle 2-0

    • Karl Krawfid

      The 2012 Yankees aint shit.

    • BigBlueAL

      Arod had a solo HR for the Mariners that game too if I remember correctly.

    • Bret “The Hitman” Gardner

      2000 Yanks didn’t suck anywhere near as much ass as this team.

      • Pasqua

        They did suck, though. Look at their record in September of that year. Had RAB been around, there would have been mass in-thread aneurysms.

    • Chilango

      Yanks 2000 post season: .354/.450/.804 get real.

    • Eddard

      Biggest difference is that 2000 club had clutch hitters and guys who cared about winning championships. Think Paulie, Tino and Jorgie would have stood for this? Jete’s the only one left from that lineup and not surprisingly he’s one of the few guys hitting.

  • Doug

    Just a precursor of the next couple years all. Take a good look.

    • Adam

      And yet somehow if that is the case, I think about 30 major league cities would be happy having a team that makes it at least to the ALCS.

    • Pete

      How so?

      • Doug

        Team is getting very old. And apparently not going to spend $. Not a good formula.

        • JJ

          This team looks awful right now in the moment. But that’s how playoffs work – you can either be very hot or very cold. Making a judgement statement about how this team will perform over the next 4 years based off these games is premature. This team is certainly tweakable and in better position than a large majority of the other teams in MLB right now.

        • Pete

          I think it’s entirely possible we could be rid of Granderson, Swisher *and* A-Rod by the end of next season. The tricky one would be A-Rod, obviously…

          • Doug

            Problem is we have no upper level prospects to replace them.

  • TJF

    1978 Yanks lost both games 1 and 2 of the WS

    • Adam

      1996.

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

        This is actually the better comp.

        But that offense could actually, you know, do offense things. Like scoring runs.

    • Chilango

      And they were .300/.331/.443

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

      Games 1 and 2 of the World Series were at Dodger Stadium.

      Incomparable.

    • dkidd

      can Brian Doyle pinch-hit?

  • Pasqua

    My synopsis of almost every comment tonight: “If [insert name here] had just [insert the exact opposite of what actually occurred here] the Yanks would totally be winning. But, because that did not happen, FUCK [insert name here]!”

    Ah, baseball.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Ajax > Granderson

    • stuart a

      at about $12 mill less a year….

      OUCH.

  • WHIPunk

    Awww Austin Jackson, can you please reverse that shit trade Cashman and findle them into taking Grandy back, we got raped in that trade.

    • WHIPunk

      Oh getting IPK back too who has 36 wins over the last two years and a 3.65 ERA over those same years would be great too, thanks Cashman appreciate it.

      • WHIPunk

        Oh yea also this offseason is the FIRST year Austin Jackson will be able to go through arbitration, do you know how much team control that is?! That would have sure helped keeping us under 189 Million

      • DZ

        In all fairness, I would have at least comparable numbers if I was pitching in the NL West

  • stuart a

    swisher only hits in garbage time so his double was not shicking.

    the 20 year old rightfielder has more rbi’s in the playoffs then arod and swisher put together!!!

    think about that morons……a guy who swings at warm up pitches who has never played above double a has more rbi’s then the yanks supposed 5 and 6th hitters….

    and you are wondering why they are losing.

    eppley is doing wht he did the whole 2nd half of the season.. and he did it the whole 2nd half… eppley sucks….

    arod should retire….end this disgrace…..

  • Karl Krawfid

    The 2004 Yankees blew a 3-0 lead.

    • TomH

      More to the point, so did the 1957 Braves–to the Yankees. Of course, giants walked the earth in those days.

  • Bret “The Hitman” Gardner

    Now Joe is really giving up on the game with Eppley. He is the stupidest fucking idiot, I hate his managing so much.

    • Doug

      Who should he put in in a 4-0 game?

    • JJ

      Would you rather have Eppley in when we’re down 4-0 in the 9th, or when we’re tied 3-3 in the 6th? Joe needs to save the bullpen. You hate to throw in the towel, but the schedule really shafted us this year.

  • wow

    I invoke the “Indian giver” clause on the Austin Jackson – Granderson trade.

  • Captain Gift Basket

    How’s that Granderson trade working out for you, Cashman?

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

    HAHAHAHA at this discussion.

    Now Alex is in line for criticism for being nonchalant about being pinch hit for. Is there ANYTHING he can do that isn’t worthy of second-guessing? Even he knows how shitty he is right now, and probably realizes being PH for is the right move.

    Unreal.

    • Pasqua

      It’s the same thing with Girardi. The commenters declared the game over three innnings ago, but Girardi’s taking shit for using the lower end of his depth chart and “giving up” on the game. Everybody wants to have their cake and it too so they can rationalize their unchecked frustration.

  • oldmanalex

    as they talk about AROD not being more “angry” …. THIS GUY HAS NOT BEEN SELF ISH…. can someone give him some fucking credit. yea he is atrocious but he has taken his responsibility.

    • stuart a

      he makes $25 mill and is treated like a king.. give him a medal for taking his demotion like a man.

      btw the demotion is warranted regardless if swisher and others have not been demoted.

      the guy has 1 homer in about a month….

  • Eddard

    People keep comparing this team to the late 90s dynasty. That dynasty had guys like Paulie O’Neill, Bernie, Tino, Jorgie. Guys who could hit in the clutch and didn’t care about individual stats or getting Jayson Werth contracts. Those guys just wanted to win.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Brain Cashman would have pulled the trigger on the Derek Jeter trade back in 1996.

  • BigBlueAL

    Losing Game 1 is not that big a deal, its the continued lack of offense and absolutely no signs that they will start hitting soon that is the problem.

  • Winter

    This year Yankees are:

    2nd in Runs Scored, 5th in Hits, 1st in HRs, 2nd in BBs, below league average for Ks, 4th in AVG, 1st in OBP and 1st in SLG.

    I know the offense has been slumping unbelievably in the postseason, but this is one of the best (of not the best) offensive team in the league. I refuse to give up hope.

    • Captain Gift Basket

      Quote all the numbers you want – this is the worst Yankee offense I’ve ever seen. I’m sure those numbers got bloated beating up on the likes of Boston.

    • TomH

      The good news: all slumps end. The bad news: sometimes they don’t end in time.

    • WhittakerWalt

      That ain’t how they hit against playoff pitching.

    • stuart a

      how are they in BA with RISp???

      you did not share that stat with us….

      the yare bad in that area and that matters in the playoffs where usually the pitchers are not walking 8 batters per game..

      swisher 1 for 36 in his playoff history with RISP… under 050 BA….
      that is hard to do…

  • JLC 776

    Alright, frustrating game.

    Get this one over with. Better yet, get a few runners on in the bottom of the 9th to invoke the Paul O’Neill rule. Go out and win tomorrow and we’ll feel a LOT better going into the travel day.

    Emotions are high, but we need to cut the defeatist shit right the fuck now.

    This is the New York Yankees, folks. This ain’t the Mets. We faced, what, a dozen games tied with the Orioles in September and the postseason and didn’t once fall behind them?

    Just don’t lose tomorrow…. please?

    • Pasqua

      “Emotions are high, but we need to cut the defeatist shit right the fuck now.”

      This. This. A thousand times, this.

    • DC

      +1

  • Captain Gift Basket

    Yanks lost to their #3 pitcher tonight. They’ll be done in 5 games.

  • Andrew

    It’s no mystery why the Yankees aren’t hitting, they are facing better pitching. I’m just a regular fan and I know to pitch Swisher away and A-Rod in, you can’t go wrong. With Granderson there is a 20-1 chance that he hits a home-run, I’ll take those odds everytime. They need hitting so bad and they trade Jesus Montero for damaged goods. With game two I hope they bench A-Rod, Granderson and Swisher. Really, can the replacements do any worse?

    • WhittakerWalt

      Jesus Montero is terrible. Michael Pineda was injured in a way that no one detected.

  • WhittakerWalt

    So sorry they did this to the fans who shelled out beaucoup bucks for this shit-show.

  • BigBlueAL

    I have no regrets about the Granderson trade whatsoever but man tonight its really looking like a bad trade for the Yankees lol

    • stuart a

      your a idiot and have no clue on talent…

      ajax is 25. better fielder last year, better baserunner last year, and now he is a much better avg hitter.

      grandy has more power that is it………

      • JobaWockeeZ

        He’s not an idiot however I have to agree that I’d rather have AJax.

  • Effthisnoise

    ARod is the escape goat. This whole team is struggling except now because girardi pinch hit for him once and it workrd, its the go to move. He needs to be in the line up. Period

    • BigBlueAL

      Thing is in Chavez they have a viable replacement for Arod vs RHP. They dont have 2 extra outfielders to replace Grandy and Swish especially with Gardner not being healthy all season long.

      • stuart a

        correct but the arod groupies cannot comprehend that fact.

        if gardner has some ab’s swisher would be sitting etc….

    • Jack

      great plan. How about u actually watch a game.

    • Pasqua

      I see what you’re saying, but the other, more realistic option is just to put him out of his misery and bench him so that he doesn’t have to be a news story everytime Girardi pinch hits for him.

  • Tom

    One manager has given up and is pitching Lowe in the 8th, Logan against righties in the 8th and Eppley in the 9th.

    The other manager is not treating a 4-0 lead like it is game over and is trying to bunt a runner over to tack on a 5th run.

    Girardi waving the white flag in a 2-0 game is ridiculous. Doing it during the reg season is one thing, but 1st game of the ALCS, the day after your starter went the distance?

  • dkidd

    o’neill rule in effect tonight?

    • JLC 776

      I hope so. This team will sometimes go on multi-week offensive surges after a few bloop hits and a close loss in the 9th.

  • TJF

    Yanks WON game 1 last year against Texas, then lost 3 in a row

  • Winter

    1. This game isn’t over, there’s still 3 outs left.

    2. How many times this year have the Yankees won 4 games in a 6 game stretch? Too many to count, that’s how many.

    • Captain Gift Basket

      You’re delusional if you think this has been team, with Granderson and Swisher in their lineup, is going to beat Verlander and Scherzer.

      • Winter

        Your delusional if you think that they can’t. Anything can happen in any game. Verlander may be the best pitcher on planet earth, but that doesn’t mean he can’t lose.

      • JLC 776

        Didn’t this team, with Granderson and Swisher in the lineup, hit him for four or five runs twice this year?

        • Winter

          Heck, Yankees scored 4 against him last year in the ALDS.

      • JLC 776
    • JobaWockeeZ

      They win stretches of games because they get hot. I haven’t seen anyhting except for Jeter indicating the offense will get hot.

      If somehow this performance sparks more confidence then we need to rename the kool aid phrase.

  • TJF

    Not to bring up ’04 but winning even the first 3 games of the series is no guarantee

    • bobtaco

      Well get a time machine and add 2004 Damon, Manny and Ortiz to the roster…

    • WhittakerWalt

      Detroit isn’t pitching Kevin Brown, Jon Lieber, and Javy Vazquez.

  • JLC 776

    Glad to see a few positive posts popping up here and there.

    I’m going to glass-half-full this thing, drink a beer, blow some shit up in Borderlands, and listen to the 9th with fingers crossed.

    • dkidd

      drunk baseball > zen baseball

  • Joe F

    Blah. At least make it interesting here.

  • TJF

    Come back and watch the bandwagoners come a runnin’

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

    Holy shit.

    In the Yankees’ last ten home playoff games, they have scored a paltry 30 runs. In 93.1 innings.

    That’s 2.89 R/G.

    When did Yankee Stadium become Safeco Field, and the Yankees become the Mariners.

  • BigBlueAL

    Gonna be interesting to see the lineup tomorrow.

  • Mike

    Here’s to hoping he has a game similar to Game 4 in Oakland

  • Knoxvillain

    Time for Valverde’s obnoxious celebration.

    • dkidd

      time for valverde’s implosion

      • Luisergi

        From your lips to Mo’s ears…

  • TJF

    Come back and watch the bandwagoners come a runnin’

    4 significant events is all it takes

  • bobtaco

    Anyone surprised they have Valverde in here?

  • Effthisnoise

    And in typical RAB form, everyone turrning on everyone with a oppinion that doesn’t match theirs. If you dont agree, the people are idiots or not fans or trolls. Let me say this loud and clrear to everyone except Mike A. Go fuck yourselves.

    • Winter

      RAB has become a battleground for optimists vs. trolls. I admit to sometimes being perhaps too adamant in my optimism, but it’s better than the alternative.

    • Knoxvillain

      Please don’t hurt our feelings over the internet. I beg of you.

  • Mike

    Over or under 0.5 runs?

  • TJF

    Come back and watch the bandwagoners come a runnin’

    3 significant events is all it takes

  • Chilango

    It’s pretty simple. If they don’t start hitting HRs, they’re done in 5 or less. The problems they have had all year are not going away so unless they do it with power they’re screwed.

    • http://twitter.com/mikhel2 Mikhel

      Shhh don’t mention homeruns, there are people who still think that games can be won by hitting homeruns against good pitchers in playoff games, so there is no need to use strategy.

  • BigBlueAL

    Tying run come to bat this inning??

    • TJF

      yes

      • TJF

        Winning run will come to and cross the plate

    • Knoxvillain

      Nope. 1-2-3 after Martin.

  • Luisergi

    Wow, to see the stadium like that (almost empty) is just sad.

  • Anthony

    Is this the start of another rendition of the 2012 Yankees’ 9th inning tease?

  • JJ

    Regardless of tonight’s result, I’d take Kuroda (even on short rest) over Sanchez 10 times out of 10. As bad as this team has looked at times this post season, we’ve answered every loss with a win in the next game. That can’t be understated.

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

    One last bit of false hope tonight.

    Yay.

  • Mike

    What the hell was the camera looking at?

  • Little CANOlli

    Papa BOMB-day

  • flamingo

    I would love to have them score against Valverde. Can’t stand him.

  • Pete

    Hoping against hope.

  • JLC 776

    PAUL O’NIELL RULE!!!! IT’S COMING!!!

  • Winter

    Start by scoring 1 run. Valverde has been shaky at best this year (and this postseason). Even if we can’t score 4, at least we can get some O’Neill rule going.

  • Mike

    Valverde owns Jeter in the playoffs. He’s K’d him 3 times in 3 AB I believe. Just like Delmon Young owns every Yankee pitcher.

    • Winter

      ICHIRO!!!!

      This game is NOT over!

      • Winter

        Whoops, not supposed to be a reply

  • TJF

    Come back and watch the bandwagoners come a runnin’

    2 significant events is all it takes

    • DC

      One down…

  • WhittakerWalt

    Even Jeter looks helpless now.

  • Mike

    Ichiro!!!!

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

    Hahaha.

    What false hope.

  • Little CANOlli

    okokokokok

  • Knoxvillain

    Thanks, Derek Lowe. You washed up piece of shit.

    • http://twitter.com/mikhel2 Mikhel

      Lowe?

      You have to thank JoeG who has a set of pitchers for games he thinks are a lost cause and pitchers for close games.

      Why didn’t he use Robertson to close the door on the Tigers? Because he already was giving away “signals” that he thought the game was a lost cause, so, one or more runs off Lowe would not matter.

      That’s the way he has always managed, I am surprised you have not noticed.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Usually I’d agree but with an anemic offense, I do not blame him at all for thinking the game is lost.

  • bobtaco

    Raise that pitch count!

  • Luisergi

    Come on Robbie get on base!!

  • Bret “The Hitman” Gardner

    This game would be tied if not for our joke of a manager.

    • http://twitter.com/mikhel2 Mikhel

      +1

  • Pete

    Ok, everyone back onto the wagon. There’s room. All is forgiven. ;-)

  • Anthony

    Don’t get excited RAB, this is how the tease works.

    Look at how much of a pessimistic a-hole I’ve become..

  • JJ

    I love how Swisher wasn’t included in this list of players not deserving the blame hah

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Exactly. I get being mad, I don’t get why just as useless hitters are getting no blame.

  • JLC 776

    There it is! Paul O’Neill has been summoned!

    Win or lose tonight, we win BIG tomorrow!!!!

  • Havok9120

    Damn, Ichiro killed the rally.

  • BigBlueAL

    One more baserunner please.

  • dkidd

    o’neill rule!!!

  • Ace

    Obviously that comes @ 4-0

  • flamingo

    ICHIRO

  • wow

    again, thanks Joe Girardi.

    • Pasqua

      Nothing to do with him. Fallacy of the pre-determined outcome might be annoying to be reminded of, but it’s true. No guarantee the game plays out the same way from any given point.

      • http://twitter.com/mikhel2 Mikhel

        You have a better chance to get a scoreless inning out of Robertson than out of Lowe. That’s not a fallacy.

        • Pasqua

          True. But my point is, if Robertson pitches the inning and shuts them down, maybe the Yanks go 1-2-3 in the 9th and lose 2-0. The possibilities for events are endless, not singular.

        • Tom Q

          But Robertson & Soriano are both only two days removed from back to back days of multiple innings. If Ichiro doesn’t hit that home run, Girardi’s exhausted his bullpen at the start of a series for nothing. It’s at least arguable that GIrardi did the best thing for the full series, if not for tonight.

  • WhittakerWalt

    GAH. At least it’s something.

  • NickVA

    Good job Girardi.

  • Weiner Willy

    I woud have rather’d them just go 1-2-3. This just makes it more frustrating. Thanks Derek for the 2 insurance runs.

  • Winter

    Ibanez vs. Valverde is a matchup I want to see.

  • Little CANOlli

    THAT WAS A FOOT OUTSIDE

  • Joe F

    This umpire calls all outside pitches. Fuck off.

  • Pete

    Ca-NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!

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

    Who didn’t see Cano striking out 3-2 there?

  • Knoxvillain

    Cano

    AHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Little CANOlli

    fuck.

  • BigBlueAL

    Wow Cano are you fucking serious??

  • Winter

    C’mon Tex. Get on base and get Raul to the plate.

  • dkidd

    just get it to raul

  • Matt

    RIGHT DOWN THE FUCKING MIDDLE.

    Jesus Christ Cano.

    Way to completely kill the inning.

  • Pete

    Just start bunting, everyone.

  • Pasqua

    Cano is entering A-Rod / Granderson territory when it comes to ineptitude.

    • TomH

      Given the level of expectation he generates, Cano is much more the goat than either Alex or Granderson.

    • DT

      He’s well past it. His numbers this postseason has been worse.

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

      He’s actually been worse. He hasn’t reached base on anything but an IBB since the first inning of Game Two of the ALDS.

    • JLC 776

      Remember when he was batting .600 over the last couple of weeks of the season?

      Yeah, neither do I…. could really use some of those hits now!

    • http://twitter.com/mikhel2 Mikhel

      He is already there, 0 for his last 21 at bats.

  • Anthony

    Where is this strike zone.

  • Tom Q

    That lousy call on 2-1 to Cano probably cost the team getting the tying run to the plate.

  • DT

    Bench Cano. At least Arod still scares the manager to bring in a righty. Cano scares no one.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Selfish FUCK should have bunted

    • Winter

      Even with the shift, do you really trust Tex running with a recently-injured hammy? We’re talking Molina slow.

    • DT

      Lets blame our second/third best player in the postseason for not bunting.

  • Pete

    Stop showing Leyland and his stupid hoodie tied WAY too tight around his neck…

  • Matt

    “Mario Rivera”

    Smoltz is crazy

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

    There’s no chance Teixeira gets on base here.

  • TJF

    Come back and watch the bandwagoners come a runnin’

    1 significant event is all it takes

  • Mike

    Let’s go Raul

  • bobtaco

    Moral victory, Valverde at 26 pitches, regardless

  • Pete

    Tying run to the plate. Can’t ask for too much more, considering the rest of the night…

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

    Ibanez will actually get a chance. This team doesn’t fail to tease.

  • fin

    LOL amazing that Ibanez would be coming up right now.

  • Pasqua

    And we ask the only guy with a clue to work his magic one more time. At least this is fun at the end.

  • Winter

    Oh Dark Lord, He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, don’t fail us now.

  • Bret “The Hitman” Gardner

    The go-ahead run is on base!

    Oh wait, it isn’t, because Girardi’s terrible bullpen management fucked us.

  • TomH

    Now for the tie.

  • BigBlueAL

    Well they got the tying run to the plate at least.

  • Chilango

    The Official Late Inning Dick Tease is being applied

  • dkidd

    raul be seeing you in extra innings?

  • Chilango

    If Raul comes through I will stop drinking

  • JLC 776

    Just a taste tonight…. win or lose, we win big tomorrow.

    Get hungry, Yankees… get hungry.

  • WHIPunk

    Alright boys here we go… damn that was the pitch to lift into the right field bleachers

  • TJF

    Come back and watch the bandwagoners come a runnin’

    Significant events no longer needed……….

  • DC

    Holy shit.

  • WHIPunk

    HOly shIT DID IT AGAIN

  • wow

    WWHHHHHAAATTTTTTTT

  • JLC 776

    HOLY SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    OH MY FUCKING GOD!

  • Winter

    HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT! HOLY SHIT!

  • Bret “The Hitman” Gardner

    WHAT THE FUCK RAUL???!!!!!!!!!

  • Tom Q

    Did everybody see that??????

  • TJF

    Now shut the FUCK UP>>>>>>>>>

  • Luisergi

    Fuckin raUL hahahahaHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHHAHAHHAWKDHGHVOUEN OWIUEFNB

  • Little CANOlli

    HOLLLLLLYYYYYY MOTHER OF GOD

  • DZ

    The dark lord hath sticken again

  • fin

    Are you fucking kidding me? That is god damn the most amazing thing I’ve seen in baseball.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Can we clone 8 more of you?

  • Eddard

    HE’S DONE IT AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Havok9120

    GONE!

    Flipping GONE.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Raul Ibanez.

    My hero.

  • Anthony

    I CANT BREATHE

  • JLC 776

    ALL OF YOU BANDWAGON JUMPERS GET THE FUCK OUT!!!!!!

    CONFIDENCE, BITCHES!!!!

  • flamingo

    YOU HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME

    OH MY GOD

  • WHIPunk

    HOLY SHIT HOLY SHIT THIS GUY IS A GOD

  • Adam

    Dance off the mound, Papa Pequeno…

  • BigBlueAL

    UNBELIEVABLE

  • TJF

    Come back and watch the bandwagoners come a runnin’

    WHAT WHAT WHAT

    YANKEES SUCK EH????

    Now win it!!!!!!

  • JLC 776

    Deja Raul!!!!

  • WhittakerWalt

    ….

  • CG

    uh…. I didnt see that coming (the whole 4 runs)?

  • RkyMtnYank

    Oh my Mother Fucking God!!!! All you negative assholes can eat shit!!!

  • Pete

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (exclamations to infinity)

  • Luisergi

    Will he break RAB again???

  • Effthisnoise

    Holy shit

  • Joe F

    I WENT CRAZY. RAUUUULLLLL I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS!

  • Jose Valverde

    Remember, I was 49/49 in save opps last year.

  • Eddard

    You can just never count this team out of it. Not with Raul on this team.

  • VT Yankee Fan (I named my son after Andy)

    Valverde looked like he knew he was going to give it up before he threw it.

  • Pasqua

    Ahem.

  • Michael

    WHAT HELL IS GOING On

  • Ari

    wow ibanez- we should just skip to his at bats

  • Cy Pettitte

    what in the actual fuck? greatest postseason ever. RAUL!

  • WHIPunk

    HOLY MOOOOOOLLLEEEEE COME ON NOW LETS WIN THIS

  • dkidd

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

  • TomH

    I’ve been following the Yankees since 1952 and have never seen anything quite like what Ibanez has been doing.