Oct
13

ALCS Game One Spillover Thread III

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

    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.

    • 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) says:

        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 says:

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

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

            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) says:

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

        • 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) says:

            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) says:

        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 says:

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

    • Tom Q says:

      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.

  2. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Ibanez is our best hitter.

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

    Now 1 more boys.

  4. Matt says:

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

  5. Joe F says:

    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.

  6. babnik says:

    how is this happening?

  7. Bill R says:

    UN-F’N-REAL!!!

  8. Jose Valverde says:

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

  9. Chilango says:

    Stunning. Unbelievable.

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

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

  11. Anthony says:

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

  12. JLC 776 says:

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

    Holy shit!!!!

    NEED to win this now!

  13. PreserveTheJoba says:

    ALL HAIL LORD VOLDEMORT!!!!!

  14. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  15. karel capek says:

    The greatest thing I’ve ever seen.

  16. Luisergi says:

    Just finish it!!!! come on!!

  17. Anthony says:

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

  18. endlessjose says:

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

  19. Eddard says:

    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.

  20. Knoxvillain says:

    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.

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

    Papa Grande? Really? What an awful nickname.

  22. Little CANOlli says:

    who is this guy????

  23. JLC 776 says:

    Ichiro and Ibanez. Yeah, fire Cashman….

  24. bobtaco says:

    And now Robertson?

  25. oldmanalex says:

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

  26. Karl Krawfid says:

    How? 3 times in one postseason? How?

  27. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  28. JLC 776 says:

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

    WIN THIS TONIGHT!!!!

  29. Joe F says:

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

    Might as well make it RAUL RAUL RAUL.

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

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

  31. Captain_Turbo says:

    Believe in Voldemort. Believe in the dark arts.

  32. Eddard says:

    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.

  33. bonestock94 says:

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

  34. Knoxvillain says:

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

  35. toad says:

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

  36. 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.

  37. Adam says:

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

  38. dalelama says:

    Raauuuullll= The Anti-Arod

  39. fin says:

    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.

  40. Joe F says:

    True Yankee (TM) Yes he earned it.

  41. Chilango says:

    Now bench ARod Swisher and Grnaderson. PLEASE.

  42. True blue says:

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

  43. jjyank (The Stare Is Dandy) says:

    *dances in the street*

    Just kidding. I would get stabbed. But RAAUUUULLL

  44. flamingo says:

    October baseball. Love it.

  45. Rauldemort says:

    Avada Kedavra.

  46. Tom says:

    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.

  47. endlessjose says:

    Verlander saying “Oh my GOD” is classic.

  48. bobtaco says:

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

  49. Adam says:

    Aww, poor Miggy is upset…

  50. JLC 776 says:

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

    Getting it done in mysterious ways.

  51. Get Phelps Up (wins needed: 8) says:

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

  52. Bill R says:

    CABRERA IS SUCH A BITCH

  53. Wolf says:

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

  54. Mick taylor says:

    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

  55. handtius says:

    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) says:

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

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      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) says:

        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.

      • handtius says:

        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.

  56. dkidd says:

    the ghosts woke up

    what an incredible moment

    baseball rules

  57. BigBlueAL says:

    Miggy Cabrera looked kinda pissed.

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

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

  59. Joe F says:

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

  60. Eddard says:

    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.

  61. oldmanalex says:

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

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

    Looked like Biyoing Kim in 2001.

  63. Robinson Tilapia (Raul Ibanez eats trolls for breakfast) says:

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

  64. JLC 776 says:

    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.

  65. BigBlueAL says:

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

  66. babnik says:

    how did jim johnson get in a tigers uniform?

  67. endlessjose says:

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

  68. Knoxvillain says:

    More job security for the 2013 Yankees:

    Derek Jeter
    Raul Ibanez

  69. True blue says:

    A Grandy HR would be nice

  70. Wolf says:

    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?

  71. dkidd says:

    and now for the rest of the series valverde pitches scared

  72. oldmanalex says:

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

  73. Knoxvillain says:

    A strike? Holy shit. Thanks, blue.

  74. Pete says:

    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 says:

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

    • Tom says:

      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.

  75. JLC 776 says:

    WE PLAY TODAY!!!!….

  76. BigBlueAL says:

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

  77. Pete says:

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

  78. Get Phelps Up (wins needed: 8) says:

    Who gets the walkoff?

  79. flamingo says:

    Win it now.

  80. True blue says:

    Redemption for someone!!! Please

  81. babnik says:

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

  82. Chilango says:

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

  83. Luisergi says:

    Come the fuck on now!!!!

  84. dkidd says:

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

  85. Eddard says:

    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.

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

    I wanted to go to sleep though =/

  87. Joe F (I want to have Rual's babies) says:

    SCORE NOW.

  88. Anthony says:

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

  89. fin says:

    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.

  90. Joe F (I want to have Raul's babies) says:

    Oops. Botched that.

  91. oldmanalex says:

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

  92. Get on base, Swish.

    Build the rally to win it.

  93. Knoxvillain says:

    Time for Swisher’s True Yankee Moment.

  94. Cy Pettitte says:

    Smoltz criticizing the ballpark dimensions again, drink.

  95. TJF says:

    Come back and watch the bandwagoners come a runnin’

  96. dkidd says:

    i would like to remind swisher that the bases are empty

  97. Chilango says:

    Hit the double NOW Nick

  98. Get Phelps Up (wins needed: 8) says:

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

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

    Garage time walk off please.

  100. Effthisnoise says:

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

    • fin says:

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

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

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

  102. Joe F (I want to have Raul's babies) says:

    Hey R-Til,

    Ibanez goes HAM.

  103. Luisergi says:

    I think i may be bipolar now…

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

    So I had to go play some Star Wars.

    Did I miss anything?

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

    Garbage* time walk off please.

  106. WHIPunk says:

    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

  107. Get Phelps Up (wins needed: 8) says:

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

  108. BigBlueAL says:

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

  109. Pete says:

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

  110. TJF says:

    This team can’t hit

    This team sucks

    Really?

  111. Every fly ball is going to trick us now.

    That’s not so much fun.

  112. True blue says:

    Ball 4.

  113. Ari says:

    swisher back to being well…Swisher

  114. PreserveTheJoba says:

    That got me excited….

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

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

  116. Matt says:

    Swisher JUST missed that one. Wow.

  117. Matt says:

    Swisher JUST missed that one. Wow.

  118. Don’t need these insane home run swings.

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

  119. Hall and Nokes says:

    When did Grandy pick up that really weird hitch?

  120. dkidd says:

    shorten your swing, curtis

  121. Good job atoning, and drawing the walk.

  122. bobtaco says:

    Miracle!

  123. oldmanalex says:

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

  124. Nice Scheister says:

    C’mon Grandy!!!!!

  125. Cy Pettitte says:

    they gotta try stealing on Laird, no?

  126. jjyank (The Stare Is Dandy) says:

    Rus Bus? Rus Bus.

  127. JLC 776 says:

    Win. This. Game. Now!

  128. dkidd says:

    leyland is dying for a cigarette

  129. handtius says:

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

  130. Nice Scheister says:

    Pinch run Gardy!!!

  131. Matt says:

    PR Gardner for Granderson? Why?

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

    Don’t you have to try to steal Granderson?

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

  133. True blue says:

    I like the move

  134. babnik says:

    gardy is in…

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

    Gardy better be running here if he was put in.

  136. Knoxvillain says:

    Gardner?

    Girardi, are you alright?

  137. Chilango says:

    Nice AB Granderson.

  138. BigBlueAL says:

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

  139. RetroRob says:

    Ummm…

  140. Preston says:

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

  141. Effthisnoise says:

    Not digging this move

  142. JLC 776 says:

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

  143. Nice Scheister says:

    I like it! Better on D too.

  144. oldmanalex says:

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

  145. Luisergi says:

    Send Gardner

  146. Base hit wins this ball game now.

    Do the deed, Russ. Give us pie.

  147. Get Phelps Up (wins needed: 8) says:

    Just a single now!

  148. Effthisnoise says:

    Ok, like it a lttle better now

  149. thehughesunit says:

    good job Garnder!

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

    Just get a hit. That’s it.

  151. dkidd says:

    gritty

  152. JJ says:

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

  153. handtius says:

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

  154. babnik says:

    gardy running fast!

  155. Pete says:

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

  156. oldmanalex says:

    STOP SWINGING FOR THE FENCES U FUCKTARDS

  157. Joe F says:

    Don’t need a home run Russ…

  158. True blue says:

    Jesus.. 2 run homer don’t mean shit

  159. Nice Scheister says:

    Steal third!!!!

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

    martin was swinging for the fucking moon there 2-0

  161. dkidd says:

    jesus, russell

    all we need is a single

  162. Chilango says:

    base hit Russ let’s go

  163. JLC 776 says:

    Shorten the swinging, guys… base fucking hit.

  164. Russell just missed two middle-middle pitches.

  165. JLC 776 says:

    We are going to win this game!!!!

  166. Joe F says:

    Walk is kinda bad if Jeter hits a gb.

  167. …aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand foul.

  168. PreserveTheJoba says:

    Dammit its a foul ball!!!

  169. Get Phelps Up (wins needed: 8) says:

    Dammit. so close.

  170. thehughesunit says:

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

  171. TJF says:

    Damn, those sucky Yankees

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

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

  173. True blue says:

    Enough with the mule hacks Russ

  174. handtius says:

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

  175. Luisergi says:

    Fuck my heart stopped for a moment!!

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

    Stands are half empty.

  177. JLC 776 says:

    Jesus, Russell….

  178. oldmanalex says:

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

  179. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Get it done, Captain.

  180. Effthisnoise says:

    Martin swung for the fences the entire at bat.

  181. Joe F says:

    Jeter.

  182. True blue says:

    Terrible ab

  183. bobtaco says:

    Had to come down to Jeter, right?

  184. BigBlueAL says:

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

  185. Luisergi says:

    Ohh captain… my captain

  186. Robinson Tilapia (Raul Ibanez eats trolls for breakfast) says:

    C’mon Captain.

  187. Effthisnoise says:

    Captain no walkoff in new house, its time

  188. JLC 776 says:

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

  189. Chilango says:

    Jeter punches one to right I’m calling it

  190. TJF says:

    Probably walk Jeter

  191. handtius says:

    Gardy needs to go!

  192. JLC 776 says:

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

  193. BigBlueAL says:

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

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

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

  195. Get Phelps Up (wins needed: 8) says:

    Balk or WP!

  196. bobtaco says:

    SQUEEZE!!!!!!!

  197. TJF says:

    dribbler wins it

  198. Joe F says:

    The variables.

  199. JLC 776 says:

    Run BMG!!! I really missed him….

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

    just a single derek…just a single!!

  201. thekid says:

    Steal home? Hmm?

  202. JLC 776 says:

    Walkoff WP would be legendary.

  203. handtius says:

    bah…next inning, it’s done.

  204. True blue says:

    Fail

  205. Luisergi says:

    FUCK!!!!

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

    Aaaarrgghh.

  207. And no pie.

    Gotta get through another inning now. Lovely.

  208. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Derek doesn’t like pie.

  209. Karl Krawfid says:

    Fucking Martin trying to hit a walk off home run.

    Shorten up your swing.

  210. JLC 776 says:

    >—————X

    Deflated….

  211. Matt says:

    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.

  212. Tom Q says:

    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.

  213. Pasqua says:

    Nothin’s easy.

  214. Eddard says:

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

  215. dkidd says:

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

  216. Effthisnoise says:

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

  217. Get Phelps Up (wins needed: 8) says:

    Who would the Tigers use to close?

  218. JLC 776 says:

    I love it when Jeter is positioned well.

  219. dkidd says:

    pastadiving…

    oh

  220. Bud Selig says:

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

  221. bobtaco says:

    Avila, fuck.

  222. Effthisnoise says:

    Curveball please

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

  224. BigBlueAL says:

    Please dont let Miggy up this inning.

  225. Effthisnoise says:

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

  226. handtius says:

    DR will get out of this. not worried.

  227. Matt says:

    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.

  228. dkidd says:

    ground ball, please

  229. One more out here on Infante.

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

    D-Rob, being D-Rob.

  231. BigBlueAL says:

    Ajax had no chance that at-bat.

  232. jjyank (The Stare Is Dandy) says:

    Yes, D-Rob. End it here.

  233. Chilango says:

    Only seen 1 curve from Robbie.

  234. Bill says:

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

  235. jjyank (The Stare Is Dandy) says:

    Holy shit that 0-1 curve was nasty.

  236. Robinson Tilapia (Raul Ibanez eats trolls for breakfast) says:

    Finish him!

  237. Chilango says:

    Put him away Robbie let’s go now

    • handtius says:

      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.

  238. Nice Scheister says:

    Drop the hook here!

  239. handtius says:

    no worries…none.

  240. Bobby P says:

    It sounds so quiet there. God I hate this stadium

  241. Robinson Tilapia (Raul Ibanez eats trolls for breakfast) says:

    Alright fuckarino, let’s win this.

  242. BigBlueAL says:

    PLEASE end it this inning.

  243. Mikhel says:

    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)

  244. JLC 776 says:

    I LOVE seeing Gardy in center…

  245. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Score now please.
    No need to let Miggy hit.

  246. Matt says:

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

  247. Ichiro-Tex-

    RAUL!

    Win it here.

  248. TomH says:

    Wheewwww

  249. Chilango says:

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

  250. jjyank (The Stare Is Dandy) says:

    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.

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

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

  252. Eddard says:

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

  253. Ari says:

    damn raul isnt due up

  254. bobtaco says:

    Left turn at albuquerque?

  255. Tom Q says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

    • jjyank (The Stare Is Dandy) says:

      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 says:

        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) says:

      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.

  256. RkyMtnYank says:

    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!

  257. The Real Greg says:

    Its Drew “Guy” Smyly

  258. Robinson Tilapia (Raul Ibanez eats trolls for breakfast) says:

    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?

  259. Nice Scheister says:

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

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

  261. Get Phelps Up (wins needed: 8) says:

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

  262. Hall and Nokes says:

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

  263. There’s the baserunner, Ichiro.

    Now, reach the plate.

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

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

  265. bobtaco says:

    Bunt or steal?

  266. babnik says:

    ichiro is awesome

  267. JLC 776 says:

    This is the inning… it needs to be.

    My mind and bladder can’t handle any more.

  268. The Real Greg says:

    I would try a hit and run

  269. flamingo says:

    ICHIRO. YES.

  270. Luisergi says:

    send ichiro

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

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

    2 for 27? I’d say he’s due.

  273. Joe F says:

    Cano. VAMO EL BASEBALL FUEGO.

  274. dkidd says:

    run, please

  275. flamingo says:

    Ichiro wants to get to the World Series.

  276. bobtaco says:

    I seriously would bunt with robbie

  277. oldmanalex says:

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

  278. Joe F says:

    PINCH HIT CANO FOR AROD? RIGHT…?

  279. babnik says:

    i had to turn smoltz off

  280. Matt says:

    Ball 3, called strike 1. Goddamnit.

  281. Fuck off already, Smoltz.

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

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

  283. Ari says:

    I dont think Cano wants to swing

  284. Matt says:

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

  285. RetroRob says:

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

  286. RkyMtnYank says:

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

  287. Robinson Tilapia (Raul Ibanez eats trolls for breakfast) says:

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

  288. Luisergi says:

    send him send him send him

  289. handtius says:

    smly looks nervous. looks like his lip was quivering.

  290. namer says:

    did one of them just call cano a selective swinger?

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

  292. Havok9120 says:

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

    • babnik says:

      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

  293. bobtaco says:

    Should have bunted

  294. JLC 776 says:

    Terrible, Robbie…

  295. Effthisnoise says:

    Just ibanez up

  296. Peter says:

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

  297. Get Phelps Up (wins needed: 8) says:

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

  298. Nice Scheister says:

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

  299. TomH says:

    The hapless Cano, and with CabreraFieldere up next inning.

  300. JLC 776 says:

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

    Neither do I…

  301. Chilango says:

    Send Ichi!

  302. Luisergi says:

    Cano puta madre…
    Have yourself some playoffs, shit.

  303. babnik says:

    pitcher looks nervous

  304. Worthless AB after worthless AB.

    Ridiculous.

  305. bobtaco says:

    Should have bunted Cano, damn it

  306. The Real Greg says:

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

  307. Effthisnoise says:

    Geez guys

  308. WHIPunk says:

    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.

  309. Nice Scheister says:

    Here comes the man of the WEEK!

  310. WHIPunk says:

    Come on Ibanez…. Do this please!!

  311. Havok9120 says:

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

  312. WHIPunk says:

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

  313. The Real Greg says:

    He’s not going to give him anything.

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

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

  315. babnik says:

    who wants to see phelps face cabera?

  316. Nice Scheister says:

    Don’t be scurred!

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

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

  318. bobtaco says:

    fuck.

  319. The Real Greg says:

    And Ibanez fails too.

  320. WHIPunk says:

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

  321. Karl Krawfid says:

    And Ichiro stayed on first fucking base.

    Come on.

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

    This is just going to kill me.

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

  323. Ari says:

    that was our shot blew it