ALCS Game One Spillover Thread II


This thread will probably strike out with the bases loaded.

Categories : Game Threads, Playoffs


  1. Joe F says:

    Multiple times.

  2. Nice Scheister says:

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

  3. bobtaco says:

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

    • Preston says:

      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.

  4. Hall and Nokes says:

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

  5. Knoxvillain says:

    Anyone with the final score?

    Tigers 2
    Yankees 1

  6. Weiner Willy says:

    Jeter single, Ichiro walk, Cano HR.

  7. Pasqua says:

    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!)

  8. Eddard says:

    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.

  9. Cy Pettitte says:

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

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

    Book it and lock it.

  11. dkidd says:

    fister is dealing

    keep working the counts

  12. Chilango says:

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

  13. Weiner Willy says:

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

  14. Nice Scheister says:

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

  15. Pat D (I'm not adding to my handle. Aw, crap.) says:

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

    • Luisergi says:

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

      • Preston says:

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

  16. 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 says:

      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.

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

        He couldn’t have been that good.

      • SammySosasBleachingCream says:

        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.

  17. weaz says:

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

  18. CG says:

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

  19. BigBlueAL says:

    Knicks win in overtime!!

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

      If only it mattered.

      • BigBlueAL says:

        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.

  20. 101010 says:

    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.

  21. Tabitha says:

    I might put money on the Yankees getting swept out.

  22. Hugh says:

    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?

  23. Hall and Nokes says:

    “Hey, maybe this one will be a fastball”

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

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

  25. Knoxvillain says:

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

  26. Ari says:

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

  27. Nice Scheister aka Willie Mayes, says:

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

  28. Matt says:

    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.

  29. Hugh says:

    Was that an opposite field hit?

  30. wow says:

    man on base? … this will not end well.

  31. dkidd says:

    we’re winning this game

    das it!

  32. Effthisnoise says:

    fister, world beater.

  33. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  34. Joe F says:

    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.


  35. 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.

  36. Eddard says:

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

  37. Pat D (I'm not adding to my handle. Aw, crap.) says:

    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.

  38. Anthony says:

    Ah ha ha nice caption for the thread.

  39. toad says:

    Cano reaches. Tex HR.

  40. flamingo says:

    Get him, Robbie.

  41. dkidd says:

    whatever happens, coke will be pointing to the sky

  42. Joe F says:

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

  43. Weiner Willy says:

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

  44. Joe F says:

    Outside pitch…BUT OKAY.

  45. Matt says:

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

  46. Nice Scheister aka Willie Mayes, says:

    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..

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

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

  48. Karl Krawfid says:

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

  49. Luisergi says:

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

  50. Joe F says:

    Cano your hacks are weak.

  51. Nice Scheister aka Willie Mayes, says:

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

  52. Big "Nostradanus" Member says:

    I made a hiku about this team

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

  53. Effthisnoise says:

    Pointed up, ball 40 rows foul

  54. Pat D (I'm not adding to my handle. Aw, crap.) says:

    Glad to see Coke still points on every pop up.

  55. DZ says:

    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.

    • Mikhel says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

      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.

  56. Joe F says:

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

  57. Anthony says:

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

  58. Ari says:

    This team is in the ALCS. That happened

  59. Ari says:

    This team is in the ALCS. That happened

  60. bobtaco says:

    At least he didn’t K…

  61. Joe F says:

    Ahh fucking lineup is streaky all together besides Jeter.

  62. Pasqua says:

    Cano looks like he’s swinging a fucking sledgehammer.

  63. Knoxvillain says:

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

  64. Anthony says:

    Cano has been hitting REALLY weak.

  65. BigBlueAL says:

    Cano really smoked that one.

  66. Pat D (I'm not adding to my handle. Aw, crap.) says:

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

  67. weaz says:

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

  68. Matt says:

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

    Just disgraceful.

  69. Nice Scheister aka Willie Mayes, says:

    These people.

  70. Weiner Willy says:

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

    Tony Pena-3B

  71. 101010 says:

    I didn’t buy enough beer.

  72. Nice Scheister aka Willie Mayes, the brother of the late great Billy Mayes says:

    C’mon Teixieria!

  73. Effthisnoise says:

    Even made coke look awesome

  74. Joe F says:

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

  75. Pat D (I'm not adding to my handle. Aw, crap.) says:

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

  76. Pasqua says:


  77. JLC 776 says:

    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 says:

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

      • stuart a says:


        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……….

    • Mikhel says:

      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.

  78. Knoxvillain says:

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

  79. Eddard says:

    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.

  80. Mick taylor says:

    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.

  81. wow says:

    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.

    • Mikhel says:

      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.

  82. stuart a says:

    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…

  83. Anthony says:

    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.

  84. .205 with RISP this postseason.

    Some things never change.

  85. Matt says:

    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.

  86. Chilango says:

    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.

  87. SammySosasBleachingCream says:

    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.

  88. Mick taylor says:

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

  89. Ace says:

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

  90. DZ says:

    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

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

    Quite telling about the 2012 Yankees.

  92. bobtaco says:

    So predictable.

  93. wow says:

    that’s game.

  94. Karl Krawfid says:



  95. True blue says:

    Ball game.

  96. …and the requisite Delmon Young home run.

    Good. This game was still missing that.

  97. Pete says:

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

  98. Cy Pettitte says:

    Delmos Young? christ.

  99. Eddard says:

    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.

  100. Knoxvillain says:

    Game officially over.

  101. Pat D (I'm not adding to my handle. Aw, crap.) says:

    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.

  102. xnyles says:

    This game is over.

  103. Effthisnoise says:


  104. TJF says:

    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.

  105. Bret "The Hitman" Gardner says:

    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.

  106. Pasqua says:

    Oh, great. THIS guy again.

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

  107. Preston says:

    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.

  108. Nice Scheister aka Willie Mayes, the brother of the late great Billy Mayes says:

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

  109. Cy Pettitte says:

    Girardi is totally punting this game

  110. Eddard says:

    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.

  111. wow says:

    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?

  112. Effthisnoise says:

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

  113. True blue says:

    Kei Igawa could pitch a shutout against this offense

  114. Ace says:

    Ugh, why did u guys win last night

  115. Bret "The Hitman" Gardner says:

    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.

  116. TJF says:

    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.

  117. Ari says:

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

  118. Eddard says:

    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 says:

      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…….

  119. Anthony says:

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

  120. stuart a says:

    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 ….

  121. Tom says:

    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.

  122. ansky says:

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

  123. Nice Scheister aka Willie Mayes, the brother of the late great Billy Mayes says:

    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.

  124. JLC 776 says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

      Then… i’ve got nothing.

      • JLC 776 says:

        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…

  125. wow says:

    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.

  126. adjusts batting gloves says:

    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!”

  127. Peter says:

    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.

  128. SammySosasBleachingCream says:

    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.

  129. Laz says:

    *Tosses Tv out window*

  130. BigBlueAL says:

    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.

  131. wow says:

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

  132. Jerome S. says:

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

  133. oldmanalex says:

    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.

  134. Monterowasdinero says:

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

    The future 30 minutes looks grim.

  135. TJF says:

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

    • Winter says:

      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 says:

      Yankees left the bases loaded 3 fucking times.

      This game is dead. Over.

  136. Karl Krawfid says:

    You have to be kidding me

    Series over!!!!!

  137. Eddard says:

    Lineup for next inning should be-


    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.

  138. Alex Taffet says:

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

  139. bobtaco says:

    Nice work Boone.

  140. 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.

  141. ansky says:

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

  142. Knoxvillain says:

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

  143. Chilango says:

    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.

  144. SammySosasBleachingCream says:


  145. stuart a says:

    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……..

  146. JLC 776 says:

    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 says:

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

    • Knoxvillain says:

      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 says:

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

        • Knoxvillain says:


          Problem solved. It can only be a positive.

          • JLC 776 says:

            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 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

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

  147. Bret "The Hitman" Gardner says:

    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.

  148. Winter says:

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

  149. Tom says:

    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?

  150. Karl Krawfid says:

    Andy Pettitte with 2 postseason losses already.

  151. Big "Nostradanus" Member says:

    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.

  152. rconn23 says:

    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.

  153. Nice Scheister aka Willie Mayes, the brother of the late great Billy Mayes says:

    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.

  154. TJF says:

    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 says:

      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.

    • Adam says:

      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 says:

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

    • Pasqua says:

      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.

  155. stuart a says:

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

    the offense is impossible to win with. BOTTOM LINE.


    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 says:

      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 says:

        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.

    • Cuso says:

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

  156. CubanC says:

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

  157. Eddard says:

    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.

  158. Winter says:

    “This series is over.”

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

    • Knoxvillain says:

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

  159. JonS says:

    Girardi is the manager of the year!

    (since everything is apparently not his fault.)

  160. Sometimes, being a masochist just isn’t fun.

  161. Effthisnoise says:

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

  162. Pete says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

      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 says:

        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.

  163. dkidd says:

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

  164. Ari says:

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

  165. fin says:

    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.

  166. Mick taylor says:

    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 says:

      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.

      • Jerome S. says:

        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.

        • Mikhel says:

          “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.

          • Jerome S. says:

            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 says:

        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.

    • Mikhel says:

      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”.

  167. whitey says:

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

    • Mikhel says:

      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.

  168. Ppiddy says:

    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. ;)

  169. JJ says:

    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.

    • Mikhel says:

      “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.

  170. DZ says:

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

  171. Eddard says:

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

  172. dkidd says:

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

  173. WHIPunk says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

          plus Ian Kennedy

          • WHIPunk says:

            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 says:

          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 says:

        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…

      • Mikhel says:

        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).

  174. Havok9120 says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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.”

  175. bobtaco says:


  176. WHIPunk says:

    And out goes A-Rod *big surprise*

  177. TJF says:

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

  178. Bret "The Hitman" Gardner says:

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

  179. Hahahahahahaha.

    Of course.

  180. BigBlueAL says:

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

  181. Adam says:

    Wow. No longer Adam Jones out there.

  182. Eddard says:

    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 says:

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

      • Mikhel says:

        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.

  183. Karl Krawfid says:

    A Real Center fielder.

  184. CG says:

    everything that happens is painful to me

  185. Winter says:

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

  186. bobtaco says:

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

  187. Adam says:

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

  188. Cuso says:

    I smell garbage time HR

  189. DZ says:

    It just wasn’t meant to be tonight

  190. oldmanalex says:

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

  191. Karl Krawfid says:

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

    • Widget says:

      And Granderson

      • WHIPunk says:

        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.

  192. Curtis Granderson's Days says:

    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?

  193. Widget says:

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

  194. Chilango says:

    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

  195. Knoxvillain says:

    Wow. It really is Garbage Time.

  196. Oh.

    Now Swisher can hit.

  197. BigBlueAL says:

    That catch by Ajax looms even larger now.

  198. DZ says:

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

  199. dalelama says:

    Naturally with no one on base Swisher gets a hit.

  200. WHIPunk says:

    Nice job Grandy!!!

  201. Eddard says:

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

  202. Effthisnoise says:

    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 says:

      this will not happen.

      • WHIPunk says:

        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 says:

      Where are you copping your acid these days?

    • WhittakerWalt says:

      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 says:

      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.

  203. Winter says:

    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 says:


      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 says:

      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.

  204. Karl Krawfid says:


  205. Pete says:

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

    • BigBlueAL says:

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

    • DZ says:

      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.

  206. dkidd says:

    that entire inning was a referendum on the granderson trade

  207. BigBlueAL says:

    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 says:

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

    • JJ says:

      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.

  208. Ari says:

    the ball is in play- success

  209. TJF says:

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

    • Karl Krawfid says:

      The 2012 Yankees aint shit.

    • BigBlueAL says:

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

    • Bret "The Hitman" Gardner says:

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

      • Pasqua says:

        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 says:

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

    • Eddard says:

      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.

  210. Doug says:

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

    • Adam says:

      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 says:

      How so?

      • Doug says:

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

        • JJ says:

          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 says:

          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…

  211. TJF says:

    1978 Yanks lost both games 1 and 2 of the WS

  212. Pasqua says:

    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.

  213. Karl Krawfid says:

    Ajax > Granderson

  214. WHIPunk says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

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

  215. stuart a says:

    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…..

  216. Karl Krawfid says:

    The 2004 Yankees blew a 3-0 lead.

    • TomH says:

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

  217. Bret "The Hitman" Gardner says:

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

    • Doug says:

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

    • JJ says:

      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.

  218. wow says:

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

  219. Captain Gift Basket says:

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

  220. 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.


    • Pasqua says:

      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.

  221. oldmanalex says:

    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 says:

      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….

  222. Eddard says:

    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.

  223. Karl Krawfid says:

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

  224. BigBlueAL says:

    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.

  225. Winter says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

    • WhittakerWalt says:

      That ain’t how they hit against playoff pitching.

    • stuart a says:

      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…

  226. JLC 776 says:

    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?

  227. Captain Gift Basket says:

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

  228. Andrew says:

    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?

  229. WhittakerWalt says:

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

  230. BigBlueAL says:

    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 says:

      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………

  231. Effthisnoise says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        correct but the arod groupies cannot comprehend that fact.

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

    • Jack says:

      great plan. How about u actually watch a game.

    • Pasqua says:

      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.

  232. Tom says:

    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?

  233. dkidd says:

    o’neill rule in effect tonight?

    • JLC 776 says:

      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.

  234. TJF says:

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

  235. Winter says:

    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.

  236. TJF says:

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

  237. JLC 776 says:

    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.

  238. Joe F says:

    Blah. At least make it interesting here.

  239. TJF says:

    Come back and watch the bandwagoners come a runnin’

  240. 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.

  241. BigBlueAL says:

    Gonna be interesting to see the lineup tomorrow.

  242. Mike says:

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

  243. Knoxvillain says:

    Time for Valverde’s obnoxious celebration.

  244. TJF says:

    Come back and watch the bandwagoners come a runnin’

    4 significant events is all it takes

  245. bobtaco says:

    Anyone surprised they have Valverde in here?

  246. Effthisnoise says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

  247. Mike says:

    Over or under 0.5 runs?

  248. TJF says:

    Come back and watch the bandwagoners come a runnin’

    3 significant events is all it takes

  249. Chilango says:

    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.

    • Mikhel says:

      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.

  250. BigBlueAL says:

    Tying run come to bat this inning??

  251. Luisergi says:

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

  252. Anthony says:

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

  253. JJ says:

    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.

  254. One last bit of false hope tonight.


  255. Mike says:

    What the hell was the camera looking at?

  256. Little CANOlli says:

    Papa BOMB-day

  257. flamingo says:

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

  258. Pete says:

    Hoping against hope.

  259. JLC 776 says:


  260. Winter says:

    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.

  261. Mike says:

    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.

  262. TJF says:

    Come back and watch the bandwagoners come a runnin’

    2 significant events is all it takes

  263. WhittakerWalt says:

    Even Jeter looks helpless now.

  264. Mike says:


  265. Hahaha.

    What false hope.

  266. Little CANOlli says:


  267. Knoxvillain says:

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

    • Mikhel says:


      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 says:

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

  268. bobtaco says:

    Raise that pitch count!

  269. Luisergi says:

    Come on Robbie get on base!!

  270. Bret "The Hitman" Gardner says:

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

  271. Pete says:

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

  272. Anthony says:

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

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

  273. JJ says:

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

  274. JLC 776 says:

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

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

  275. Havok9120 says:

    Damn, Ichiro killed the rally.

  276. BigBlueAL says:

    One more baserunner please.

  277. dkidd says:

    o’neill rule!!!

  278. Ace says:

    Obviously that comes @ 4-0

  279. flamingo says:


  280. wow says:

    again, thanks Joe Girardi.

    • Pasqua says:

      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.

      • Mikhel says:

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

        • Pasqua says:

          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 says:

          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.

  281. WhittakerWalt says:

    GAH. At least it’s something.

  282. NickVA says:

    Good job Girardi.

  283. Weiner Willy says:

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

  284. Winter says:

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

  285. Little CANOlli says:


  286. Joe F says:

    This umpire calls all outside pitches. Fuck off.

  287. Pete says:


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

  289. Knoxvillain says:



  290. Little CANOlli says:


  291. BigBlueAL says:

    Wow Cano are you fucking serious??

  292. Winter says:

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

  293. dkidd says:

    just get it to raul

  294. Matt says:


    Jesus Christ Cano.

    Way to completely kill the inning.

  295. Pete says:

    Just start bunting, everyone.

  296. Pasqua says:

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

  297. Anthony says:

    Where is this strike zone.

  298. Tom Q says:

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

  299. DT says:

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

  300. Karl Krawfid says:

    Selfish FUCK should have bunted

  301. Pete says:

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

  302. Matt says:

    “Mario Rivera”

    Smoltz is crazy

  303. There’s no chance Teixeira gets on base here.

  304. TJF says:

    Come back and watch the bandwagoners come a runnin’

    1 significant event is all it takes

  305. Mike says:

    Let’s go Raul

  306. bobtaco says:

    Moral victory, Valverde at 26 pitches, regardless

  307. Pete says:

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

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

  309. fin says:

    LOL amazing that Ibanez would be coming up right now.

  310. Pasqua says:

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

  311. Winter says:

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

  312. Bret "The Hitman" Gardner says:

    The go-ahead run is on base!

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

  313. TomH says:

    Now for the tie.

  314. BigBlueAL says:

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

  315. Chilango says:

    The Official Late Inning Dick Tease is being applied

  316. dkidd says:

    raul be seeing you in extra innings?

  317. Chilango says:

    If Raul comes through I will stop drinking

  318. JLC 776 says:

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

    Get hungry, Yankees… get hungry.

  319. WHIPunk says:

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

  320. TJF says:

    Come back and watch the bandwagoners come a runnin’

    Significant events no longer needed……….

  321. DC says:

    Holy shit.

  322. WHIPunk says:


  323. wow says:


  324. JLC 776 says:

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

  325. Winter says:


  326. Bret "The Hitman" Gardner says:

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

  327. Tom Q says:

    Did everybody see that??????

  328. TJF says:

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

  329. Luisergi says:


  330. Little CANOlli says:


  331. DZ says:

    The dark lord hath sticken again

  332. fin says:

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

  333. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Can we clone 8 more of you?

  334. Eddard says:

    HE’S DONE IT AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!

  335. Havok9120 says:


    Flipping GONE.

  336. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Raul Ibanez.

    My hero.

  337. Anthony says:


  338. JLC 776 says:



  339. flamingo says:



  340. WHIPunk says:


  341. Adam says:

    Dance off the mound, Papa Pequeno…

  342. BigBlueAL says:


  343. TJF says:

    Come back and watch the bandwagoners come a runnin’



    Now win it!!!!!!

  344. JLC 776 says:

    Deja Raul!!!!

  345. WhittakerWalt says:


  346. CG says:

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

  347. RkyMtnYank says:

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

  348. Pete says:

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

  349. Luisergi says:

    Will he break RAB again???

  350. Effthisnoise says:

    Holy shit

  351. Joe F says:


  352. Jose Valverde says:

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

  353. Eddard says:

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

  354. VT Yankee Fan (I named my son after Andy) says:

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

  355. Pasqua says:


  356. Michael says:


  357. Ari says:

    wow ibanez- we should just skip to his at bats

  358. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  359. WHIPunk says:


  360. dkidd says:


  361. TomH says:

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