Oct
13

ALCS Game One Spillover Thread III

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Categories : Game Threads, Playoffs
  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle AKA True Yankee(TM)

    To all the people who said this game was over. To all the people that quit. To all the people who called this team garbage. Raul Ibanez has two words for you: Fuck off.

    Hopefully this will kill some of the trolls and make this place bearable during game threads again.

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

      Dude, what defines “quitting”?

      I’m guessing most of us didn’t actually stop watching. And that’s what I would define as the diving line of “quitting”.

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

        The people who said with absolute certainty and meaning that this team “has no chance of winning the world series” “will be swept out of this series” “needs to be blown up” all that shit.

        Don’t get me wrong…critism is expected and even I’m guilty of it…but some people (they know who they are) seem to root for the team to fail so they can pat themselves on the back about being right.

        • vinnie

          they haven’t done SHIT yet.. let them win the game then talk !

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

            Won 95 games
            Won the AL East
            Best Record in the League
            Won ALDS

            Yeah…this team’s accomplished shit.

            • Robinson Tilapia (Raul Ibanez eats trolls for breakfast)

              Ignore. Remember, WE’RE TEH YANKEES and all that shit.

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

          Well, I’m a huge masochist, sadist, and snark artist. And those traits shine through very easily with me at times. It’s my way of not driving myself to the point of complete self-annihilation.

          They wouldn’t shine through much more easily if the Yankees weren’t getting totally outclassed in the 6-8 innings there.

          • Robinson Tilapia (Raul Ibanez eats trolls for breakfast)

            I don’t mind losing on style points. Plenty of nasty warts for sure, but this game is not over.

      • Robinson Tilapia (I Believe in Alex Rodriguez)

        I think he means the bunch of assholes who like to descend on here to massively overreact every time something goes the wrong way for this team.

        Indeed, to them, fuck off and, after you’re done, fuck the person next to you off.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Raul Ibanez being jesus doesn’t make the rest of the team good. Rather Raul IS the offense.

    • Tom Q

      Unfortunately, they’ll be back, as soon as the team falls behind again. They’re patho-fans; they live to tell you how sucky the team is.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Ibanez is our best hitter.

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

    Time to win this game.

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

    Now 1 more boys.

  • Matt

    This might be one of the most unbelievable things I have ever seen

  • Joe F

    Lesson #120

    Never sleep while the Yankees are on if I’m in your house. You will be woken up when Raul hits clutch home runs.

  • babnik

    how is this happening?

  • Bill R

    UN-F’N-REAL!!!

  • Jose Valverde

    Even I don’t know how I was perfect in save opportunities last year.

    • flamingo

      It’s that stupid little dance that makes this even better.

  • Chilango

    Stunning. Unbelievable.

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

    I may be purchasing a lot if gear from the RAB shop later tonight. Holy shit Raul…I’m in shock.

  • Anthony

    I literally CANNOT think right now. UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!!! aslkjlaskdlakdjalksd

  • JLC 776

    I was blowing at the TV trying to push that out!

    Holy shit!!!!

    NEED to win this now!

  • PreserveTheJoba

    ALL HAIL LORD VOLDEMORT!!!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    this is seriously unreal, you could just feel it coming.

  • karel capek

    The greatest thing I’ve ever seen.

  • Luisergi

    Just finish it!!!! come on!!

    • Luisergi

      or not… i hope the pitching gets this game to rahh-ool again

  • Anthony

    Did you guys see Valverde’s reaction?!?!?! Effing hilarious.

  • endlessjose

    Yep Raul IBanez earned himself a spot at the Old Timers Game.

  • Eddard

    And all along I thought we had a chance if we could just keep it close. Valverde has been awful, straight fastballs. Joe almost let it get out of reach but Ichiro and Raul saved us. It’s a new ballgame and we’ve got our best relievers left.

    • DC

      Shut up. You were calling this game and series over 10 minutes ago.

  • Knoxvillain

    Raul making 2009 A-Rod look like 2012 A-Rod.

    I’m glad I was wrong. Hopefully they can finish this shit now. I don’t want any more extra fucking innings.

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

    Papa Grande? Really? What an awful nickname.

    • Joe F

      A worse nickname than David Ortiz.

  • Little CANOlli

    who is this guy????

  • JLC 776

    Ichiro and Ibanez. Yeah, fire Cashman….

  • bobtaco

    And now Robertson?

  • oldmanalex

    velverde is their AROD/Granderson/Swisher. damn the ghosts are back bitchesssssss

    • DT

      throw Cano in there too.

  • Karl Krawfid

    How? 3 times in one postseason? How?

    • flamingo

      It’s incredible.

    • Tom Q

      Not even counting his earlier miracles against Oakland & Boston. This is Yaz ’67 territory.

  • Cy Pettitte

    well now it’s good that they still have DRob and Soriano left I guess.

  • JLC 776

    I have been waiting for years to see Valv finally blow one in the Stadium.

    WIN THIS TONIGHT!!!!

  • Joe F

    Scratched my post scheduled for tomorrow. I can’t.

    Might as well make it RAUL RAUL RAUL.

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

    I had the sound off, how many times did they blame that on the “short porch”?

  • Captain_Turbo

    Believe in Voldemort. Believe in the dark arts.

  • Eddard

    I can’t believe people left the stadium. Were these people not around in 2001 or even last series? Pathetic. And sell out the Stadium next time for christ sake. It’s a playoff game.

  • bonestock94

    Go to hell Valverde, were’s your stupid jig now. So satisfying, hate that jerkoff!!

  • Knoxvillain

    Is Girardi lucky for not using RoSo yet, or just a soothsayer?

    • babnik

      lucky

  • toad

    We got anybody else who’s name starts with “I?”

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

    This actually looks like the navigable part of the Tigers lineup.

    (knock on wood)

    Get it to the bottom half tied up, and win it.

  • Adam

    What did I say about it getting interesting with Valverde in a non-save situation?

  • dalelama

    Raauuuullll= The Anti-Arod

  • fin

    Now the pitching staff just has to shut down the Tigers for 3 more innings so Ibanez gets another chance at the game tier and the walk off.

  • Joe F

    True Yankee (TM) Yes he earned it.

  • Chilango

    Now bench ARod Swisher and Grnaderson. PLEASE.

    • Joe F

      Pick one of either Swisher or Granderson and insert Gardy.

      • Chilango

        and Chavy for Alex

        • Joe F

          Yup. Have to give someone another chance.

      • Robinson Tilapia (Raul Ibanez eats trolls for breakfast)

        Keep Swish in there. Curtis REALLY needs to sit tomorrow….and the day after that.

        Two B+ prospects, you say, Mike?

    • DT

      Not cano? We sorely need his 0-5 every game

      • Joe F

        Yea, he’s been bad, but that’s taking it too far.

  • True blue

    Shut ‘em down fast. I don’t want to see Miggy or that fat fuck Prince again.

  • jjyank (The Stare Is Dandy)

    *dances in the street*

    Just kidding. I would get stabbed. But RAAUUUULLL

  • flamingo

    October baseball. Love it.

  • Rauldemort

    Avada Kedavra.

  • Tom

    Well hopefully the Yankees can now steal this game in extras and Girardi may learn the very important lesson of not giving up on a 2-0 game in the 8th with a relatively rested bullpen.

  • endlessjose

    Verlander saying “Oh my GOD” is classic.

    • JLC 776

      I want that in a .GIF

  • bobtaco

    Hate to say this, but I don’t agree with this move… Soriano in a tie game not optimal.

  • Adam

    Aww, poor Miggy is upset…

  • JLC 776

    By the way, the stolen base by Tex last night and an 0-2 walk by Tex tonight.

    Getting it done in mysterious ways.

    • Adam

      Exactly.

    • dkidd

      great at-bat by tex

      cardinalesque

    • namer

      subtle.

  • Get Phelps Up (wins needed: 8)

    Few things are more enjoyable to watch than Jose Valverde blowing a game like that.

  • Bill R

    CABRERA IS SUCH A BITCH

  • Wolf

    Raul Ibanez just earned a permanent standing ovation at future Old Timer’s Days.

  • Mick taylor

    Raul is more than great butthe yanks should have won 5-4 but for the umps . How will you feel about the umps if we still lose

    • Chilango

      Same way I always felt about them. Shit evens out.

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      Win or lose, I still despise these umps. they’re incompetent.

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    un fucking believable. Couldn’t read the thread anymore. it was horrible. Can those people finally wait till the game is over? They are never out of it. never!

    • Robinson Tilapia (Raul Ibanez eats trolls for breakfast)

      Oh I left hours ago. Why would I want to subject myself to the kind of idiocy being thrown around here.

      • Adam

        Hanging around does make it that much sweeter to then see those people disappear when something awesome happens.

        • Robinson Tilapia (Raul Ibanez eats trolls for breakfast)

          Nah. Plenty of positive things for me to focus on away from the PC. Just not worth it.

      • jjyank (The Stare Is Dandy)

        I did the same. I watched, but mostly just chatted with people I like (including Plouffy) on facebook instead.

      • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

        Yeah, left after the first tiger run scored. knew it would get ugly.

      • Joe F (I want to have Raul’s babies)

        I was on and off raging.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Actually what I find more funny is the incessant need to respond to each and every comment whose opinion differs from yours.

      And not in a argument A, argument B thing it’s a “fuck you for not thinking like I do.”

      The sooner this ends RAB will go back to whatever standards you put it at. Everyone needs to learn to just ignore comments instead of saying fuck off and die to every other person.

      • jjyank (The Stare Is Dandy)

        Eh. When there are 20 comments in a row of “fuck off and die A-Rod/Swisher/whoever”, “fuck this team”, “ZOMG I HATE EVERYTHING”, it gets a lot much more fucking annoying than the people who try to tell them off.

      • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

        I don’t say fuck off and die, I leave. When 9 out of 10 comments are ‘fuck the yanks, yankees are garbage, this team can’t win, bench this guy or that guy, blah, blah, blah’, It’s kind of hard to enjoy this thread. It would just be nice if 90% of commenters weren’t doom and gloom bridge jumpers.

        • Robinson Tilapia (Raul Ibanez eats trolls for breakfast)

          When that one guy said this was one of the worst offenses of all time, I knew some family time away from the PC was in order.

          • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

            Word.

  • dkidd

    the ghosts woke up

    what an incredible moment

    baseball rules

  • BigBlueAL

    Miggy Cabrera looked kinda pissed.

    • Joe F

      Pauly should teach him how toss Gatorade jugs.

    • oldmanalex

      yea, your team leader punching the gatorade.. not a great message lol

    • dkidd

      his teammates hate him
      the league hates him
      even the jungle wanted him dead…

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

    Seriously…give Raul a raise and throw that ninja a parade!

  • Joe F

    To be honest. I forgot Cano K’d. So I thought we won.

    • babnik

      it’s ok – glad you admmitted it

      • Joe F

        Yea, but waking everyone up was worth it.

  • Eddard

    Is anyone surprised that we did all this with ARod on the bench and neither Swisher or Granderson coming to the plate? Probably won’t score next inning so we’ll need at least two scoreless to turn the lineup over.

    • Chilango

      Even Joe’s binder is telling him to sit these bums and he won’t do it.

    • Adam

      Yeah focus on that right now, rather than the miraculous 9th inning

  • oldmanalex

    i need some diazepam. these extra inning affairs make me very uneasy.

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

    Looked like Biyoing Kim in 2001.

  • Robinson Tilapia (Raul Ibanez eats trolls for breakfast)

    So damn proud of this team. It’s been this way all year long.

    • babnik

      I am too, but not to be a strickler we pretty much never came back when losing after 8 innings.

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

      Love the new handle. This has been the hardest successful season I’ve ever seen, they’re making the fans earn it.

    • jjyank (The Stare Is Dandy)

      +1

      These “chokers” sure do have a lot of fight in them.

      • Get Phelps Up (wins needed: 8)

        This was the most gutless 4 run comeback ever!

    • Joe F

      Yea, but it would be nice to get a win without raging for 8 innings.

  • JLC 776

    Raul Ibanez gives me the kind of confidence that Cash will find more scrap-heap turnaround players to glue this team together in the future.

  • BigBlueAL

    Hey Pat D, you think Leyland feels like Skeletor right now?? lol

  • babnik

    how did jim johnson get in a tigers uniform?

  • endlessjose

    THose Tigers pitchers miss that size football field stadium they get to pitch in.

  • Knoxvillain

    More job security for the 2013 Yankees:

    Derek Jeter
    Raul Ibanez

  • True blue

    A Grandy HR would be nice

    • Joe F

      And also imaginary.

  • Wolf

    In the span of a few days, one player just hit three of the most dramatic home runs in the history of a franchise that makes money off dramatic home runs. ….. You can’t make up this stuff. Will Christian Bale shave his head and play Raul in the movie?

    • Knoxvillain

      Sure. And the fat girl from “Precious” will play Valverde.

  • dkidd

    and now for the rest of the series valverde pitches scared

  • oldmanalex

    i love how smoltz is hating on velverde as well LOL ahaha

  • Knoxvillain

    A strike? Holy shit. Thanks, blue.

  • Pete

    We’re only able to say all of this negative crap because it’s the interwebs. If we said half the stuff ‘out loud’ in the middle of the Stadium crowd that we do in these threads, some nice gentleman from the Bronx would have put his big meaty fist in our face by now…

    ;-)

    • fin

      Heh, you mean some dude in a suit would give you a dirty look.

      • Robinson Tilapia (Raul Ibanez eats trolls for breakfast)

        …and then go back to checking his IPad.

    • Tom

      Why was Martin trying to hammer a ball 450feet with the winning run at 2nd.

      Massive uppercut hacks when a single is all you need. I could see if Gardner was on 1st and you want to try to drive something into a gap, but he was swinging for the HR on a 2-0 count when he should be thinking line drive.

  • JLC 776

    WE PLAY TODAY!!!!….

    • dkidd

      we win today

      DAS IT!!!

  • BigBlueAL

    Lets end this before Miggy and Prince get to hit again.

    • Pete

      this.

  • Pete

    Now get ready for 6 more innings of everyone swinging for the fences…

  • Get Phelps Up (wins needed: 8)

    Who gets the walkoff?

    • Luisergi

      Rahh ooool!

  • flamingo

    Win it now.

  • True blue

    Redemption for someone!!! Please

  • babnik

    to smoltz’s credit he did say it was dickish that the yankees had to play on no rest in this series

    • flamingo

      Yeah, that shocked me. Good for him.

    • Pete

      He said “dickish”?

      • babnik

        i was paraphrasing…

  • Chilango

    Now that the announcers have shit on their faces they are talking up the Yankees.

  • Luisergi

    Come the fuck on now!!!!

  • dkidd

    i would like granderson to be a (not the, obviously) hero tonight

  • Eddard

    They HAVE to win this game. Valverde is done as closer. Even Leyland can’t justify keeping him there any longer. Valverde is their ARod now.

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

    I wanted to go to sleep though =/

    • Get Phelps Up (wins needed: 8)

      I’d rather win ;)

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

        me too!

    • Joe F (I want to have Raul’s babies)

      Yankee insomnia > Angry sleeping.

  • Joe F (I want to have Rual’s babies)

    SCORE NOW.

  • Anthony

    I’m not going to forget the 3 loaded bases tonight, but OMG, this team is making me bipolar!!!

  • fin

    If the Yankees dont win it here, does Soriano go 2? Tough call with Phelps or Kuroda pitching on short rest tommorow. I would go all in for tonights win as tomorrow is a crap shoot for the Yankees no matter how u slice it. I’d go Soriano for 1 more inning and if the game keeps going, Drob for 2.

  • Joe F (I want to have Raul’s babies)

    Oops. Botched that.

  • oldmanalex

    one of these dudes, need to knock one out of the park… cabrera looks pissed as shit.

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

    Get on base, Swish.

    Build the rally to win it.

  • Knoxvillain

    Time for Swisher’s True Yankee Moment.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Smoltz criticizing the ballpark dimensions again, drink.

  • TJF

    Come back and watch the bandwagoners come a runnin’

  • dkidd

    i would like to remind swisher that the bases are empty

  • Chilango

    Hit the double NOW Nick

  • Get Phelps Up (wins needed: 8)

    Yes Smoltz, because it’s not like the short porch is there for the Tigers.

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

    Garage time walk off please.

  • Effthisnoise

    Did anyone else see Cabrera looking like his dog died? Its game 1 and he looks like hes given up already

    • fin

      He didnt look like his dog died, he looked like someone killed his dog and he wanted to go fuck that dude up (Valverde)!

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

    That wasn’t the short porch, that was RCF.

    Try not to find a way to bash the stadium for once, asshole.

  • Joe F (I want to have Raul’s babies)

    Hey R-Til,

    Ibanez goes HAM.

    • Luisergi

      Hard as A Motherfucker???

      • Joe F (I want to have Raul’s babies)

        HAM.

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

          What does that even mean?!

          • Robinson Tilapia (Raul Ibanez eats trolls for breakfast)

            Oh no, not Joe’s HAM again. :)

  • Luisergi

    I think i may be bipolar now…

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

    So I had to go play some Star Wars.

    Did I miss anything?

    • Luisergi

      HAHAHA lol.

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

    Garbage* time walk off please.

  • WHIPunk

    Please, I want to win, please win this won Yankees lets get a good start to Sunday so that the Jets can miraculously win next

  • Get Phelps Up (wins needed: 8)

    I hope we hit a 314 1/4 ft walkoff HR just for Smoltz.

    • flamingo

      +1

  • BigBlueAL

    Last 3 at-bats for Swish have been very good at least.

  • Pete

    C’mon, Swish, let’s get back to that “get on base anyway, anyhow” mentality…

  • TJF

    This team can’t hit

    This team sucks

    Really?

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

    Every fly ball is going to trick us now.

    That’s not so much fun.

  • True blue

    Ball 4.

  • Ari

    swisher back to being well…Swisher

  • PreserveTheJoba

    That got me excited….

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

    Regular season, Swish destroys that ball…he’s all up in his own head right now.

    • Chilango

      every oct he’s up his own ass..google his post season numbers dude

  • Matt

    Swisher JUST missed that one. Wow.

  • Matt

    Swisher JUST missed that one. Wow.

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

    Don’t need these insane home run swings.

    That just irritates me like nothing else. A run wins this game, regardless how its scored.

    • Joe F

      Walks!

      “But this offense wins and loses by the dinger.”

  • Hall and Nokes

    When did Grandy pick up that really weird hitch?

  • dkidd

    shorten your swing, curtis

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

    Good job atoning, and drawing the walk.

  • bobtaco

    Miracle!

  • oldmanalex

    RAUL 2012 or AROD 2009 (maybe, its too early to ask right now)

    • JLC 776

      Too early because right now the answer is 2009 – exclusively because we won it all!

  • Nice Scheister

    C’mon Grandy!!!!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    they gotta try stealing on Laird, no?

  • jjyank (The Stare Is Dandy)

    Rus Bus? Rus Bus.

    • Joe F

      What’s a Rus Bus?

      • jjyank (The Stare Is Dandy)

        When Russell does something good :D

  • JLC 776

    Win. This. Game. Now!

  • dkidd

    leyland is dying for a cigarette

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    got to steal here right? right? or is Laird too good for that?

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      Gardy!!!!!!!

  • Nice Scheister

    Pinch run Gardy!!!

  • Matt

    PR Gardner for Granderson? Why?

    • babnik

      better d and faster…

    • True blue

      Much better base runner. Upgrade defensive.y.. No loss with the bad if he needs to hit again

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

    Don’t you have to try to steal Granderson?

    Never mind, don’t you have to try to steal Gardner?

  • True blue

    I like the move

  • babnik

    gardy is in…

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

    Gardy better be running here if he was put in.

  • Knoxvillain

    Gardner?

    Girardi, are you alright?

  • Chilango

    Nice AB Granderson.

  • BigBlueAL

    Wow Gardner pinch-running for Grandy who aint exactly slow.

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      Gardner is much faster. look at their steal numbers from last year.

      • BigBlueAL

        Oh I agree, just usually you see him pinch-run for someone alot slower than Grandy.

    • Joe F

      Grandy isn’t as good a baserunner.

      • RetroRob

        He scores quite well on baserunning. Just not the base stealer he used to be.

  • RetroRob

    Ummm…

    • RetroRob

      …meaning, how slow has Grandy got in the Yankees eyes that you take him out?

      Now steal third.

  • Preston

    Gardner is faster then Grandy, but the upgrade seems like we are beyond the point of diminishing returns.

  • Effthisnoise

    Not digging this move

    • JLC 776

      You’ll love it Martin gaps one.

      • JLC 776

        There we go!

  • JLC 776

    Well done, Grandy… now get to home, Gardy!

  • Nice Scheister

    I like it! Better on D too.

  • oldmanalex

    man i miss gardner on 1B and doing his thing… its a beauty to watch.

  • Luisergi

    Send Gardner

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

    Base hit wins this ball game now.

    Do the deed, Russ. Give us pie.

  • Get Phelps Up (wins needed: 8)

    Just a single now!

  • Effthisnoise

    Ok, like it a lttle better now

  • thehughesunit

    good job Garnder!

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

    Just get a hit. That’s it.

    • Robinson Tilapia (Raul Ibanez eats trolls for breakfast)

      +1

  • dkidd

    gritty

  • JJ

    This is just wild. You couldn’t orchestrate this in a video game if you tried.

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    Fuck yeah!!!!!!!! Gardy. I command you to steal 3rd without getting caught.

  • babnik

    gardy running fast!

  • Pete

    THERE’S a break. Gardner probably has it stolen anyway though…

  • oldmanalex

    STOP SWINGING FOR THE FENCES U FUCKTARDS

  • Joe F

    Don’t need a home run Russ…

  • True blue

    Jesus.. 2 run homer don’t mean shit

  • Nice Scheister

    Steal third!!!!

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

    martin was swinging for the fucking moon there 2-0

  • dkidd

    jesus, russell

    all we need is a single

    • Nice Scheister

      This!! Fuck!

  • Chilango

    base hit Russ let’s go

  • JLC 776

    Shorten the swinging, guys… base fucking hit.

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

    Russell just missed two middle-middle pitches.

  • JLC 776

    We are going to win this game!!!!

  • Joe F

    Walk is kinda bad if Jeter hits a gb.

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

    …aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand foul.

    • Nice Scheister

      I started to come then….flaccid.

  • PreserveTheJoba

    Dammit its a foul ball!!!

  • Get Phelps Up (wins needed: 8)

    Dammit. so close.

  • thehughesunit

    at least he’s making dotel work. maybe wearing him down haha

  • TJF

    Damn, those sucky Yankees

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

    My god…I wonder what Sterling sounded like on that foul ball.

    • TJF

      Not bad, a pause

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

      Not bad actually.

  • True blue

    Enough with the mule hacks Russ

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    aaahhhhhh! just missed it….JUST! again, but 4 ft right.

  • Luisergi

    Fuck my heart stopped for a moment!!

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

    Stands are half empty.

    • thehughesunit

      I wouldn’t say half empty haha…. thats a bit of an overstatement

  • JLC 776

    Jesus, Russell….

  • oldmanalex

    leyland is gonna carp his pants. someone needs to get him some huggies pull ups.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Get it done, Captain.

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

    Sigh.

  • Effthisnoise

    Martin swung for the fences the entire at bat.

  • Joe F

    Jeter.

  • True blue

    Terrible ab

  • bobtaco

    Had to come down to Jeter, right?

  • BigBlueAL

    Martin wasnt exactly thinking walk-off single that at-bat.

    • Robinson Tilapia (Raul Ibanez eats trolls for breakfast)

      Seriously. Just slap that shit somewhere.

      • Joe F

        So many strikes down the middle.

  • Luisergi

    Ohh captain… my captain

  • Robinson Tilapia (Raul Ibanez eats trolls for breakfast)

    C’mon Captain.

  • Effthisnoise

    Captain no walkoff in new house, its time

  • JLC 776

    Alright, Cap’n… A little 2001 action here?

  • Chilango

    Jeter punches one to right I’m calling it

    • Pasqua

      Technically, you’re correct.

  • TJF

    Probably walk Jeter

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    Gardy needs to go!

    • RkyMtnYank

      ok, now passed ball.

  • JLC 776

    Isn’t tonight (er, last night) the anniversary of ‘The Flip’?

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

      Yes

  • BigBlueAL

    If they are giving him 3rd Gardner has to take it immediately.

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

    I’m going to need to renew my blood pressure meds.

  • Get Phelps Up (wins needed: 8)

    Balk or WP!

  • bobtaco

    SQUEEZE!!!!!!!

    • Joe F

      2 outs.

      • bobtaco

        At least it is in play and anything can happen. No to be.

  • TJF

    dribbler wins it

  • Joe F

    The variables.

  • JLC 776

    Run BMG!!! I really missed him….

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

    just a single derek…just a single!!

  • thekid

    Steal home? Hmm?

  • JLC 776

    Walkoff WP would be legendary.

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    bah…next inning, it’s done.

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      ich get’s on, cano drives him in with a double.

  • True blue

    Fail

  • Luisergi

    FUCK!!!!

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

    Aaaarrgghh.

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

    And no pie.

    Gotta get through another inning now. Lovely.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Derek doesn’t like pie.

    • RkyMtnYank

      hair pie?

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

        So ’80s.

        • RkyMtnYank

          I’m old

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

            LOL, me too.

      • Old School Dice

        BALLS ACROSS THE NOSE! OHHH!

  • Pete

    SH*T.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Fucking Martin trying to hit a walk off home run.

    Shorten up your swing.

  • JLC 776

    >—————X

    Deflated….

    • jjyank (The Stare Is Dandy)

      <——8

      (-) (-)

      • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

        penis and boobies!

        • jjyank (The Stare Is Dandy)

          Well done.

        • Robinson Tilapia (Raul Ibanez eats trolls for breakfast)

          This is what the stress is doing to us. ASCII porn.

          • jjyank (The Stare Is Dandy)

            R-Tils <————————8 Dr. JJ

            • Robinson Tilapia (Raul Ibanez eats trolls for breakfast)

              *whimper*

  • Matt

    Martin swinging for the fences instead of taking the fastballs right down the middle and shooting them for a base hit.

    Cabrera and Fielder approach. Have to end this soon so they don’t get another chance.

  • Tom Q

    Fuck. The Yankees have been winning these games after the miracle tie, but they always seem to stretch it out first. I’d REALLY prefer something relaxing.

  • Pasqua

    Nothin’s easy.

  • Eddard

    Didn’t think they’d score that inning anyway. Best chance is with Ichiro, Cano, Teix and of course Raul. Just one more scoreless.

  • dkidd

    he seems like a good guy and the players love him, but when does kevin long start feeling the heat for bad situational hitting?

    • Luisergi

      After this season ends i bet, no matter how far the team makes it.

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      he doesn’t. There’s only so much a hitting couch can do. teams would snag him up in a second if the yanks let him go.

  • Effthisnoise

    Isnt it Kevin Longs job to pull martin aside and say ” ok fuckarino, nice easy swing, we just need a single.”

    • JLC 776

      I like to think so… but I’ve never played beyond LL.

      • Robinson Tilapia (Raul Ibanez eats trolls for breakfast)

        Did someone call you “fuckarino” in LL?

        • http://twitter.com/mikhel2 Mikhel

          Hahahaha that would be funny as hell.

    • http://twitter.com/mikhel2 Mikhel

      Even when Long is the hitting coach, is up to the manager to ask his players to shorten the bat and have a Rod Carew-esque approach to just slap the ball.

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      he may have, we don’t know. I can’t say whether he was swinging for the fences or swinging for a single. I don’t think any of us can, or the announcers.

      • http://twitter.com/mikhel2 Mikhel

        Some players give it away pretty soon, their swing changes and it is pretty obvius they are trying to pull low pitches.

        • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

          Personally, i don’t think he was trying that. Think he was just trying to put a good swing on it.

  • Get Phelps Up (wins needed: 8)

    Who would the Tigers use to close?

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      I prefer we not find out.

      • Get Phelps Up (wins needed: 8)

        So would I.

    • The Real Greg

      My guess would be Al Albuquerque

    • Robinson Tilapia (Raul Ibanez eats trolls for breakfast)

      They keep Willie Hernandez locked away for emergencies.

  • JLC 776

    I love it when Jeter is positioned well.

  • dkidd

    pastadiving…

    oh

  • Bud Selig

    After reading through that last thread, I’ve decided to call this game and award it to the Tigers.

  • bobtaco

    Avila, fuck.

  • Effthisnoise

    Curveball please

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

    Annoying to let a base runner on in front of the top of the order.

  • BigBlueAL

    Please dont let Miggy up this inning.

  • Effthisnoise

    Here we go where robertson forgets the curveball and gives up 3 runs

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      not going to happen.

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    DR will get out of this. not worried.

  • Matt

    Umm, 3-1 inside cutter to a lefty in that spot?

    You have to think everyone is trying to be the hero and pull the ball. Go away and he probably pulls off and taps it to second.

    • dkidd

      yep

  • dkidd

    ground ball, please

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

    One more out here on Infante.

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

    D-Rob, being D-Rob.

  • BigBlueAL

    Ajax had no chance that at-bat.

  • jjyank (The Stare Is Dandy)

    Yes, D-Rob. End it here.

  • Chilango

    Only seen 1 curve from Robbie.

  • Bill

    I’m a little worried by the fact that D-Rob seems to be throwing the cutter again. A lot.

    • The Real Greg

      And then he throws two curveballs

    • Chilango

      Thinking the same thing.

  • jjyank (The Stare Is Dandy)

    Holy shit that 0-1 curve was nasty.

    • Havok9120

      So was the 1-2. That was a great take by Infante.

  • Robinson Tilapia (Raul Ibanez eats trolls for breakfast)

    Finish him!

  • Chilango

    Put him away Robbie let’s go now

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      can you shorten someones last name to a first name? david robbie? I don’t know, I throw a challenge flag here. go with davie or drob or turbo curve.

  • Nice Scheister

    Drop the hook here!

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    no worries…none.

  • Bobby P

    It sounds so quiet there. God I hate this stadium

  • Robinson Tilapia (Raul Ibanez eats trolls for breakfast)

    Alright fuckarino, let’s win this.

  • BigBlueAL

    PLEASE end it this inning.

  • http://twitter.com/mikhel2 Mikhel

    So, Ibáñez HR in the 9th to tie the game, also tied him as the player with the most tying HR in the 9th or later, with 2.

    He is now tied with

    Johnny Bench (2)
    Alex Rodríguez (2)

    • babnik

      nice stat

      • http://twitter.com/mikhel2 Mikhel

        It seems he also is the first to hit 3 HR in the 9th or later in the playoffs.

        Cool stat indeed, and I’m crossing my fingers with the hope the Yanks win this game.

  • JLC 776

    I LOVE seeing Gardy in center…

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Score now please.
    No need to let Miggy hit.

  • Matt

    Win it now with 2-3-4. Cabrera and Fielder due up next inning.

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

    Ichiro-Tex-

    RAUL!

    Win it here.

  • TomH

    Wheewwww

  • Chilango

    Do not want to see Miggy and Prince time to finish it boys…

  • jjyank (The Stare Is Dandy)

    Awesome. Happy Sunday, by the way. Fucking end it right now. You know, before Miggy/Fielder.

    Oooor you could just make me drink more. But my liver would not appreciate that. So END IT.

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

    Don’t worry, Raul will go yard again and we can all go to bed happy.

  • Eddard

    This will be our best chance. Ichiro, Cano, Teix, Raul. Don’t let Miggy or Prince come up again.

  • Ari

    damn raul isnt due up

  • bobtaco

    Left turn at albuquerque?

  • Tom Q

    Something I find genuinely puzzling about DRob: He truly seemed to choke a bit when asked to take over as closer right after Mo when down, even though those were just early-summer games. Yet we’ve seen him over and over in the post-season face far more tense situations — where the game was every bit as much on the line — and he’s cool as ice.

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      That’s probably why you shouldn’t judge a player by what happens in one or two games. I’m happy Soriano was able to do what he did as closer, but I’m pretty sure DRob could have done as a closer what he did in the 8th inning all year.

      • Tom Q

        You’re probably right. People forget Mo himself started off slow when he took over the job from Wetteland.

    • jjyank (The Stare Is Dandy)

      Yeah, but what’s the sample size here. Didn’t he only “take over for Mo” for 2 games? One a tense, tight-rope success, and the other one blown? The he got injured, right? I’m not being sarcastic with the questions marks, by the way. I’m honestly trying to make sure that I’m remembering right. If I am, I don’t put any stock at all in a 2 game sample.

      • Tom Q

        No, it was small. But I think the way Girardi went to Soriano so quickly after that suggested he didn’t like something in the body language.

    • Robinson Tilapia (Raul Ibanez eats trolls for breakfast)

      I don’t think it was choking. I think there just wasn’t enough time for him to adjust to the role before he got hurt. We never got to see the end of that movie.

  • RkyMtnYank

    Just a guess but this will be a 1-2-3 inning until The Dark Lord gets up in the bottom of the 12th, again!

  • The Real Greg

    Its Drew “Guy” Smyly

  • Robinson Tilapia (Raul Ibanez eats trolls for breakfast)

    Can those of us left agree that, if this were to, say, not wind up with the optimum outcome tonight, we wouldn’t lose our shit over it too much?

    • Tom Q

      Nice try.

    • Nice Scheister

      Yes. I posted that exact sentiment on FB. Win or lose… RAUULLLLLLL!

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      I haven’t been on the thread that much tonight. Have many of the negative people still been posting since the 9th?

      • Tom Q

        Nope. They vanish at the hint of good news.

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

          Yeah, something happened and they all got caught up…

    • jjyank (The Stare Is Dandy)

      I can!

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

      agreed. Though I think whom ever loses this game loses the series.

    • Havok9120

      I sure hope so.

  • Nice Scheister

    C’mon Yankees! Shut this shit down here!!!

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

    Don’t need another HR here, Ichiro. Just a baserunner.

  • Get Phelps Up (wins needed: 8)

    Win it here and let Cabrera and Fielder wait until tomorrow.

  • Hall and Nokes

    I don’t trust a man with no vowels in his name.

    • Nice Scheister

      He ain’t smylin’ now! Corny, I know… I’m tired.

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      sometimes Y! sometimes, Y!!!!!

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

    There’s the baserunner, Ichiro.

    Now, reach the plate.

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

    Steal ICHI!!!!!!!!!!!

  • bobtaco

    Bunt or steal?

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

      steal, then bunt.

      • babnik

        i have no memory of robbie ever bunting

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        RBI double, then bunt

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      I don’t think Cano or Ibanez are bunting.

  • babnik

    ichiro is awesome

  • JLC 776

    This is the inning… it needs to be.

    My mind and bladder can’t handle any more.

  • The Real Greg

    I would try a hit and run

  • flamingo

    ICHIRO. YES.

  • Luisergi

    send ichiro

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

    Is it bad I totally forgot Robbie was in the lineup?

    • babnik

      can’t blame you

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

      It does speak volumes to how bad Robbie’s been.

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    robbie time.

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

    2 for 27? I’d say he’s due.

  • Joe F

    Cano. VAMO EL BASEBALL FUEGO.

  • dkidd

    run, please

  • flamingo

    Ichiro wants to get to the World Series.

  • bobtaco

    I seriously would bunt with robbie

  • oldmanalex

    what I hate about girardi…. he makes a horrible MOVE, then he redeems himself. fuckkk its such a polar situation.

  • Joe F

    PINCH HIT CANO FOR AROD? RIGHT…?

  • babnik

    i had to turn smoltz off

    • TomH

      Where are you hearing Smoltz?

      • jjyank (The Stare Is Dandy)

        Erm…the TV broadcast?

        • TomH

          Not on my tv

      • babnik

        is that ripkin?

  • Matt

    Ball 3, called strike 1. Goddamnit.

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

    Fuck off already, Smoltz.

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

    No, it’s more than 270, you fucking bitter fuck.

    • Get Phelps Up (wins needed: 8)

      Amazing how TBS can blindly keep letting him announce.

    • jjyank (The Stare Is Dandy)

      Thought the same thing. Does he joke about how short the Green Monstah is in Fenway?

  • Ari

    I dont think Cano wants to swing

  • Matt

    Another terrible strike call turning the AB around for a pitcher who is struggling mightily…

    • The Real Greg

      That was an iffy strike. I’m convinced that the TBS strikezone and pitch locater is totally screwy

      • JLC 776

        It is – it has been centered incorrectly every single year. It just exists to drive fans nuts.

      • RkyMtnYank

        No, it’s completely fucked!

  • RetroRob

    I long for the voice of Joe Buck. It means the Yankees are on FOX and the World Series, and no Smoltz.

  • RkyMtnYank

    Cano needs to take that pitch since Ichiro prob had that base stolen.

  • Robinson Tilapia (Raul Ibanez eats trolls for breakfast)

    Awright, not leaving the game, but leaving you all for now. We’re gonna win this.

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

      don’t leave us R-Tils, you’re our only hope.

  • Luisergi

    send him send him send him

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    smly looks nervous. looks like his lip was quivering.

  • namer

    did one of them just call cano a selective swinger?

    • Luisergi

      they are a bunch of idiots wouldn’t be surprised

    • Nice Scheister

      LMAO.

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

    That’s not gonna get it done. Keep on slumping, Robbie.

  • Havok9120

    What did Smoltz say that ticked everyone off this time? I’ve got the other feed.

    • babnik

      just droning on…hating the yankees aside, he’s just not good at his job. most commentators don’t bother me at all – i hardly notice them

  • bobtaco

    Should have bunted

  • JLC 776

    Terrible, Robbie…

  • Effthisnoise

    Just ibanez up

  • Peter

    JUST STOP SWINGGING FOR THE FENCES, WTF!!!!

  • Get Phelps Up (wins needed: 8)

    Any time Cano wants to start hitting is cool with me.

    • babnik

      yea seriously i wont be mad either

  • Nice Scheister

    Another warning track shot, how many long fly balls tonight folks?

  • TomH

    The hapless Cano, and with CabreraFieldere up next inning.

  • JLC 776

    Remember the fun days when Robbie was batting .600 and winning the AL East for us?

    Neither do I…

  • Chilango

    Send Ichi!

  • Luisergi

    Cano puta madre…
    Have yourself some playoffs, shit.

  • babnik

    pitcher looks nervous

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

    Worthless AB after worthless AB.

    Ridiculous.

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    farker.

  • bobtaco

    Should have bunted Cano, damn it

  • The Real Greg

    Don’t send Ichiro. They’ll just walk Ibanez

  • Effthisnoise

    Geez guys

  • WHIPunk

    You gotta be kidding Cano/Tex you can’t do shit!!!! not even move him over? This is pathetic I have no idea how we are still in this game.

    • JLC 776

      Tex has won games in other ways, so he’s not squarely on my shit list… Robbie has done nothing.

  • Nice Scheister

    Here comes the man of the WEEK!

  • WHIPunk

    Come on Ibanez…. Do this please!!

  • Havok9120

    Peralta has proven more capable than I expected out there. He runs around looking like a beached whale but he made the catch.

  • WHIPunk

    Come on Ichiro, get over there to 2nd for us.

  • The Real Greg

    He’s not going to give him anything.

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

    Kinda nice to hear Sterling by himself. I never realized how much of the annoying broadcast is a result of Waldman.

  • babnik

    who wants to see phelps face cabera?

  • Nice Scheister

    Don’t be scurred!

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

    I love Raul (obviously) but that is a looooooong slooooooow swing against LHP.

  • bobtaco

    fuck.

  • The Real Greg

    And Ibanez fails too.

  • WHIPunk

    Oh poop poop POOP… fuck you cano/tex, god damn fuck 3/4 of this lineup.

  • Karl Krawfid

    And Ichiro stayed on first fucking base.

    Come on.

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

    This is just going to kill me.

    Maybe I should stop watching again and then the game will be over?

  • Ari

    that was our shot blew it