ALCS Game Three Spillover Thread


Win it for Philbert.

Categories : Game Threads, Playoffs


  1. TJF says:

    32 Detroit hitting innings until the Yankee Sweep………

  2. dkidd says:

    yankee dugout bringing the intensity

    someone wake up freddy

  3. Eddard says:

    Phil and Dave can get through 6 with only 1 run given up. The offense has to get 3 runs. 3 runs can win it. Get two men on and hit one 3 run HR one time.

  4. Joe F says:

    I know it’s Verlander, but we’d probably suck if it wasn’t either. This shit is annoying.

  5. AnthonyD says:

    Is anyone on the Tigers normal size or do they only come in slob or skinny?

  6. Athenian says:

    Yankees are cursed. Even the young talent is getting hurt. This game is worse than the debate, and that is two lying fuckers trying to convince people to vote for them.

  7. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    I’m feeling strangely optimistic. Yanks just need to score one or two runs in the next couple innings, get a close win, then CC, then World Series is within reach. We can do this.

  8. Chilango says:

    Can’t wait till he ramps it up to 100–if he has to.

    • AnthonyD says:

      Seriously. He’s not even sharp right now. He’s missing pretty bad (although getting some assistance from Gregg)

  9. johnnymac says:

    Was Hughes injured?

  10. awesomeo says:


    STFU we are winning this game.

  11. Tom says:

    Damn both of those balls were hit hard and went nowhere.

    Young’s HR must have been really crushed.

  12. Hummingbird S. says:

    WOW… fuck this ump

  13. Electric nunez says:

    Wonder if Jeter is watching this game or nailing a super model?

  14. Bo Knows says:

    that was not a strike…once again it seems like someone paid off the umps.

  15. Hummingbird S. says:

    seriously, another hitter that should have been on base but wasn’t because the ump sucks

  16. There’s been exactly one good AB tonight.

    I know, I know, Verlander, etc. etc. etc. But that’s no excuse for crappy AB’s.

  17. MacDaddyAlex call me, maybe? says:

    I got this strange feeling that were headed towards a few years of mediocrity…

  18. Mikey says:

    I can’t believe the suck keeps happening. Even a broken clock is right twice a day. Not one of the guys can run into one?

  19. Bartolo's Colon says:

    i hate to be negative, but i don’t think there is a chance the yanks win this at this point. between verlander, our pathetic bats, and the strong wind keeping the ball in, i don’t see how it happens. hope i am wrong

  20. Athenian says:

    So I will just state the obvious, this line up, this team couldn’t get a hit off the batting tee. Jus forfeit.

  21. botz says:

    Hard to watch

  22. Electric nunez says:

    Tigers will get destroyed by either Giants or Cards.

  23. It’s not a fun thing that Quintin Berry keeps getting on base.

  24. awesomeo says:

    -1 girardi

  25. Bartolo's Colon says:

    thats big, arod wouldve had it

  26. Tom Zig says:

    Wait we have a hit off Verlander? This actually surprises me, I feel like we should auto-win just for that.

  27. DT says:

    Hey lets start Chavez some more. This is working out great.

  28. Hummingbird S. says:

    exactly what you need, an error in front of Cabrera

  29. flamingo says:

    I forgot Phelps has a good pickoff move. Hope it works.

  30. botz says:

    Maybe we should try something like that. If we could get on base.

  31. dkidd says:

    get robertson up now

  32. Electric nunez says:

    We fucked now i predict a nunez errror next .
    At least SAMCRO is on.

  33. Fuck.

    That’s probably the game.

  34. Hummingbird S. says:

    Granderson with an awful route to that ball, and the game is over..

  35. AnthonyD says:

    Oh Grandy

  36. David N says:

    Yes, Phelps pitching to Cabrera. Nothing bad could have ever come of that.

  37. Bartolo's Colon says:

    this sucks

  38. Hans Moleman says:

    Oh, so that’s what it looks like for a team’s best offensive player to get a hit.

  39. Mikey says:

    Everyone called that

  40. Defensive Indifference says:

    Can’t hit. Can’t field. Can’t win. Dat’s it.

  41. dalelama says:

    Phew these guys really stink.

  42. dkidd says:

    aaaaaannnnddddddd the don julio is opened

    oblivion here i come

  43. Mike N says:

    This is fucking horrible. The only thing making this night not 100% disastrous is one of the people who works for me just sent me some data he collected and analyzed today that looks fucking AMAZING.

  44. By the way, Chavez hasn’t been worth anything since the middle of August.

    The 3rd base situation as a whole is beyond FUBAR at this point.

  45. Bo Knows says:

    Oh for flabby, fat, fit, motherflubbing, son of a biscuit eating cola slurping dimple….this is such horsehooey.

  46. Karl Krawfid says:

    Detroit Traded Grandy to the Yankees because he couldn’t play defense.

    Yankees gave up the best defense outfielder in baseball to get him.

  47. your mom says:

    I hate politics, absolutely hate it, but I’d rather watch that shit than this piece of shit team right now.

  48. Athenian says:

    Yep all the proof you need Granderson is a definite resign. Can’t hit, can’t field, but hey give him 20 mil.

    Game/series done.

  49. Miked says:

    I said the over under was 1 hit. Unfortunately it looks like I was dead on

  50. Matt says:

    The only people that this is surprising to are the insane over-optimists who seemed to think that 162 games of complete offensive ineptitude against good pitching and with runners on base would magically vanish against the best pitching in the league in the playoffs.

    The Yankees have the best rotation left in the playoffs, but the offense is completely one dimensional and refuses to make adjustments. They all sit on the fastball, except they never get it because who in their right mind would throw them one when behind in the count? Any pitcher who has a good offspeed pitch can easily stymie this offense as long as they pound the zone early in the count.

    Guys like Swisher, they do the exact same thing every at bat. It’s not rocket science. They know what you are trying to do, and they give you the exact opposite. Knowing that, you would have to be an absolute idiot to continue to try to hit the same way.

    • Mike N says:

      Yeah. If only the Yankees players would do what you say they should do, they’d win every game. Enough already with this delusional gibberish.

    • Mike Axisa says:

      The Yankees had zero problem hitting good pitching this year (just ask Verlander, for instance), and hitting with RISP hasn’t been their problem in the playoffs. They just aren’t getting anyone on base period.

      • David N says:

        Can’t agree about hitting with RISP: I seem to recall several times where there was a man on third with less than two outs, and just decent contact would have scored him. Instead, strikeouts.

        • AnthonyD says:

          You are using your recall vs Mike who, I would bet, is using facts? Good luck with that one.

          • Bo Knows says:

            Tale of two seasons, they went weeks at a time where they couldn’t buy a hit with RISP and there were times where they would knock in so many guys that they seemed unbeatable. I disagree that they weren’t completely terrible with RISP, but they did have a very nasty habit of going completely useless for long stretches of time.

            Neither view is wrong, context is needed though

      • Mike N says:

        This guy is a Walter Mitty fantasist who believes that he knows exactly what these major league players should do to succeed at their at-bats, and if only they would have done what he thinks they should have done, they would have succeeded. It is equal parts pathetic and annoying.

        • Matt says:

          You are an idiot. Anyone with a brain could see what they are doing wrong in the playoffs. It’s not rocket science.

          There was an article just a few days ago where a bunch of anonymous scouts said the EXACT SAME THING.

          Every hitter in the lineup sits exclusively on the fastball, and never adjusts. Any pitcher who has a good breaking pitch that they can throw for a strike can shut down 2/3 of the hitters in the lineup.

          Guys like Swisher REFUSE to make the adjustment. Believe me, they know what is going on. They just don’t want to stop looking for the fastball. It’s what he always does, and it’s why he never succeeds in the playoffs when they stop feeding him pitches to hit.

          • Mike Axisa says:

            I’m sure that on the verge of free agency, Swisher REFUSES to make an adjustment that will potentially cost him millions. Brilliant.

            • Matt says:

              He absolutely has refused to make the adjustment. Watch his at bats. They get him out the same way almost every at bat, even within the same game. The same for Granderson, A-Rod, and Cano.

              You can say it’s hard to get guys to change their approach, but I’d say that it is the very job of a professional baseball player to do whatever it takes to succeed.

          • Mike N says:

            Yes. I am sure it is very simple, and it’s just a matter of “knowing” what to do. If only the Yankees had you to explain this to them, they wouldn’t be sucking shit right now in the playoffs.

        • Matt says:


          “They’re going to chase. They’re very aggressive, especially with runners on base. Everybody up and down the lineup. I think they’re getting exposed.”

      • Matt says:

        You do realize that Verlander’s velocity was WAY down in that April start? He shut them down in his August start and struck out 14 (!). Some of the worst pitchers in all of baseball, like Ricky Romero, consistently shut down this offense.

        And RISP has absolutely been the problem. Are you insane? 2nd and 3rd, no outs, 0 runs in Game 1 of the ALCS. Runner at 3rd, 1 out, no runs, in Game 4. They are 10/42 with RISP in the playoffs (.238). It has lost them nearly every game that they have lost.

    • awesomeo says:

      Yanks have a decent record against Verlander. They just turn into turtles in the playoffs lately.

  51. Eddard says:

    Well we didn’t quite come through today but it ain’t over till it’s over. With CC, Andy, Kuroda and CC they CAN still win. They’ll get this series back to NY and it’ll be a whole new ballgame.

  52. dkidd says:

    was cabrera talking shit to nunez there?

  53. IBB’ing Delmon Young.

    That’s what it’s come to, thanks to the fact that the Yankees can’t stop giving up home runs to him.

  54. Pat D says:

    So of course I watch the game for five minutes just to see Berry and Cabrera get hits. Yep, I’m poison right now.

    And since at times like this I get more negative than poor Greg does on his worst days, I’d like to quote the master philosopher Strong Bad:

    At this point, the Yankees were dead. All this data can lead us to only one conclusion: A-Rod’s adopted.

  55. David N says:

    How far have we fallen to where we’re walking Delmon F-ing Young, and it’s the complete right move?

  56. Tom says:

    I think it will take at least 3 runs to win this game (for either team)

    If the Yankees can shut them out the rest of the way, I think they find a way to win. (I’m just not sure the pen will hold them to 0)

  57. Holy hell what a play by Nunez.

  58. MacDaddyAlex call me, maybe? says:

    the most demoralizing part is the fact everyone in that stadium/ all detroit players/ TBS , everyone pretty much knows that we are toast. Never felt so helpless before… im starting sound like a 16 yr old girl.

  59. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Don’t worry guys, people guaranteed 10 runs off Verlander tonight.

  60. Bo Knows says:

    No way Jeter would have gotten to that, amazing play Nunez

  61. fin says:

    I’m shocked! The Yankees didnt break out of their slump against Verlader. Who could have seen this coming?

    Btw, was at the bar, until just now, what happend to Hughes?

    PS. No way Jeter gets near that ball.

  62. Bartolo's Colon says:

    nice call on nunie, dude can’t really throw, but hes got range

  63. Immature Child Who Makes Fun of People's Names says:

    Out went Pee-Yous; in comes Crapada.

  64. dkidd says:

    sadly, nunez broke his ankle making the play

  65. flamingo says:

    This bullpen business will drive me insane. I can’t keep up.

  66. Bartolo's Colon says:

    girardi and the pitching staff are doing their best to ice verlander, i hope the lineup can put up a few good ab’s against him for a change

  67. Belphegor says:

    Yanks are flatter than Obama’s rhetoric tonight. Split screen hell.

  68. paul a says:


  69. wow says:

    this team is absolutely lifeless. They don’t even have a desire to win. No punch. I really hope there are some changes in the offseason. I can’t bear to watch anymore. I’m done with this team for the year.

  70. Bartolo's Colon says:

    props to nunie

  71. Two runs through five innings for Detroit.

    It really sucks that it feels insurmountable.

  72. TJF says:

    31 Detroit hitting innings until the Yankee Sweep………

  73. Bartolo's Colon says:

    the worst thing about detroit winning is this stupid chevy commercial, the worst!

  74. Bartolo's Colon says:

    if nunie can cure his jimmy arm, could he be a reasonable replacement for jeter?

  75. By the way, that Nunez play is exactly why he would be a spectacular defensive player if he could only throw a routine groundball to first.

    His instincts are off-the-charts. Excellent range. He’s just one of those players who needs things to come difficult for him, because simplicity is not his M.O.

  76. Even when Verlander falls into three ball counts, these guys can’t do shit about it.

    I mean, when you can’t even get on base there, when the hell will you ever get on base?

  77. Tom says:

    That was an ugly 3-1 swing. Middle-middle and a weak popup

  78. Karl Krawfid says:

    Nice pop up Grandy. Can’t wait till they pick up your extension.

  79. Hummingbird S. says:

    falls behind 3-0, throws a ball that’s called a strike, and then gets the out… great

  80. Smoltzisaschmuck says:

    Just throwing strikes to get yankees out with hitters counts.

  81. TomH says:

    Granderson’s really getting it tonight from Sterling and Suzyn, and Feinstein.

  82. awesomeo says:

    Cashman is gonna have to get creative with some trades this offseason.

  83. FIPster Doofus says:

    I’ve never been less optimistic in the middle of a “close” game. This is pathetic.

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

    is anybody even going to make Cabrera field a bunt this series?

  85. Smoltzisaschmuck says:

    I read today the lowest team batting average ever in the postseason is something like .196 – we started today at .206. We should be close.

  86. Bartolo's Colon says:

    are you fucking kidding me, no luck whatsoever

  87. Karl Krawfid says:

    1 hit.

  88. JLevs says:

    It’s so bad it’s just painful to watch. The worst part about this is knowing the team will basically be the same next year.

    • handtius says:

      i know! they didn’t score any runs this year…oh wait…they did and they scored the second most. hope they’re just the same, except doesn’t go cold in the postseason.

    • your mom says:

      Same? Maybe worse. Everyone’s a year older.

    • TomH says:

      We actually do not know the team will be the same next year. The only people who “know” that are our resident Self-Appointed Deputy G.M’s, waving their accountant’s decrees, and telling us that the budget will not permit it.

  89. emcee says:

    This is what it felt like to be an LSU fan last year during the National Championship.

  90. Athenian says:

    Just brutal. Yankees are officially the 2011 Red Sox. They really should not show up tomorrow and save CC’s arm.

    • DT says:

      Did we blow a 9 game lead and miss the play offs? No. They are nothing alike.

      • Athenian says:

        Um ok. Blew a 10 game lead, and if not for Jim Johnson failure would have been bounced in 4. But hey, if you really think there is a difference -quitters are quitters- that is cool.

        • FIPster Doofus says:

          They had the best record in the AL, won the division and won the LDS. The 2011 Red Sox missed the playoffs and didn’t even win 90 games. Your comparison is fucking shit.

          • Athenian says:

            Yes your right. Failure is not failure and all those thing you listed mean so much. I mean look at how awesome they have been in the playoffs.

            • FIPster Doofus says:

              I am right. Thanks for realizing it.

            • Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

              It sounds like what you’re saying is that “failure” means not getting to the World Series, but that’s pretty much what’s similar between the 2011 Red Sox and the 2012 Yankees.

        • DT says:

          No they did not blow a 10 game lead because they still held on at the end. They still won the division and had the best record in baseball. the Rangers are like the 2011 Sox. This team is no where close. Also the Sox had pitching problems, ours is hitting in the play offs. And if you are going to cite that Jim Johnson bullshit, i can say “if it wasn’t for Andino the Sox would have won the wildcard.” Same shit right.

        • Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

          They blew a 10 game lead that they then regained, and won the division. Unlike the Red Sox, who lost and didn’t make the playoffs.

          You can say “if not for X failure” about an opposing player in most series. Another way to say it is “if not for the Yankees scoring runs against one of the best closers in baseball.”

          A team that makes the ALCS is nothing like a team that misses the playoffs by going 7-20 in September.

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      How are they the 2011 Red Sox?

    • flamingo says:

      Only 2/14 teams even make it to the ALCS, you know.

  91. DT says:

    Fire Girardi. Player’s manager my ass.

  92. dkidd says:

    one tequila two tequila three tequila floor

  93. JLevs says:

    Is it just me or is every Yankee out a strike out or pop out? Have you see a line drive?

  94. your mom says:

    I can’t stand Dingleberry.

  95. dkidd says:

    what can you do?

    they’re hitting our best reliever

  96. Bartolo's Colon says:

    unbelievable that ichiro didn’t steal, im still hung up on that

  97. Bartolo's Colon says:

    bring in drob after this batter

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

    God…Martin is seriously the worst defensive “defensive catcher” ever. I can handle Jose Molina numbers if you’re playing like Molina defensively…but when you’re not it makes it much more infuriating.

  99. Hummingbird S. says:

    if you are really trying to win this game, Joba should have pitching in this inning… but since that’s not Joe’s goal..

  100. Jeff G says:

    Serious question: Will the Yankees score another run before the season is over?

    Last time I remember them this bad was middle of 2009 when they lost the series to the Nats and Cashman had to fly down to Atlanta… just doesn’t seem like there is enough time. SAD

    Please turn this around Yanks. Please.

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

    Also…why in gods name is Epply still in there?!

  102. dkidd says:

    not russell’s best game

    • Tom says:

      Even with the day off you have to wonder if he’s a bit gassed at this point. 5 straight games with 3 of them going extras can’t be fun.

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

      not russel’s best game season. There I fixed it for you.

  103. Do the shitheads at Samsung realize how badly they screwed up that commercial?

  104. SammySosasBleachingCream says:

    Let’s see if Logan can go 3-3 in letting inherited runners score.

  105. RkyMtnYank says:

    Scuterooo, lol

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

    How do you guys feel about the Holiday slide? I think while very aggressive, maybe a little late, but if the SS pops up and is okay I doubt anybody would have given it a second thought.

    • RkyMtnYank says:

      I usually err on the side of the runner but that was way late, his ass hit over the bag.

    • Hummingbird S. says:

      borderline criminal… he went after the dude’s legs

    • Tom says:

      Almost suspension worthy in my view.

      In addition to it being way too late… the contact was with his chest, not his legs/knees like a reasonable takeout would do.

      He wasn’t even really sliding; it almost became a cross body block.

  107. Tom says:

    That 0-1 pitch is a strike but the ump is more concerned with how much the catcher has to move then where the pitch is

  108. Karl Krawfid says:

    Logan against a righty.

  109. Bartolo's Colon says:

    no chance logan gets this guy out, right. good thing joe didn’t go to drob

  110. awesomeo says:

    What can you say? We played really well up to the postseason and all of the sudden they turn it off. It really makes you wonder what is going on in their heads. They are one of the best teams in the league but don’t seem to believe it themselves.

    • TomH says:

      The oddity for me is the contagious element in this slump: so many at once. And unless my memory is slipping, this isn’t the first time it’s happened this year.

  111. Bartolo's Colon says:

    really, girardi is just stupid. the guy doesn’t have a fucking clue.

  112. Karl Krawfid says:

    Tigers Bench > Yankee Starters.

  113. Bo Knows says:

    For the love of everything that is sweet and pure in this universe, put Houdini in…NOW

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

    What a play by Chavez!!!

  115. Bartolo's Colon says:

    he really isn’t taking logan out? don’t care that they got out of it, that is a fireable offense

  116. dkidd says:


  117. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    What in the world just happened?

    Logan vs. Cabrera?? And he grounds in a double play on the first pitch?

  118. Hummingbird S. says:

    game changing play! here we go! Luck is finally turning

  119. TJF says:

    30 Detroit hitting innings until the Yankee Sweep………

  120. David N says:

    I was fearing the worst there.

    Nice play Chavez, now SCORE SOME RUNS!

  121. JLevs says:

    Maybe this will give them some juice… oh wait, our team is a bunch of sleepwalking zombies.

  122. sangreal says:

    Okay you got out of it, now please for the love of Mo end the Logan vs. Righty postseason experiment.

  123. dkidd says:

    you gotta hand it to girardi, he got the match-up wanted


  124. El Tigre says:

    “The Yankees have never been shut out in consecutive games in the postseason.” – Buster Olney

  125. RkyMtnYank says:

    No way Arod makes the several plays Chavez had made tonight in the field. At least saved more runs than Alex would have ever produced.

  126. Bartolo's Colon says:

    3-0, how will ichiro muff this?

  127. Another 3-0.

    Wonder how this one goes to hell.

  128. Tom says:

    Ichiro hasn’t given up.

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


  130. Chilango says:

    How many 2-0 and 3-0 counts have the Yankees hitters been in tonight? Anyone keeping track?

  131. Bartolo's Colon says:

    wow, their third base coach is worse than thompson

  132. flamingo says:

    Ichiro’s got the only two hits of the night. WAKE UP, offense.

  133. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    Seriously, someone explain why Logan faced Cabrera. It all happened so fast, I didn’t get a chance to ask what in the world was going on, and say that I thought DRob should have been in.

  134. Bartolo's Colon says:

    you suck ichiro, not even a try

  135. Cy Pettitte says:

    Teix should have bunted against the shift, Ichiro probably could have gone first to third.

  136. JLevs says:

    If the wind is blowing in, why not change your approach at the plate and not try to hit it over the wall every time?

  137. CC for President says:

    Come on Tex… Close your eyes use the force and run into one…

  138. Hummingbird S. says:

    ichiro lost a leg? that’s about the only excuse for not going..

  139. Mikey says:

    Maybe here?

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

    Why hasn’t he even made an attempt at second yet?!

  141. Robbie’s due.

    Rather, overdue.

    Rather, really, really overdue.

    Do something.

  142. Espinoza Sax Mattingly says:

    Keeping 1996 WS in Atlanta in my thoughts…

  143. Tom says:

    Damn… that ball was hit pretty hard by Tex.

    They are going to have to string together hits to win this.

  144. Cuso says:

    Damn.Tex actually hit that good, too

  145. CC for President says:


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

    Please steal here Ichiro. PLEASE GOD STEAL HERE.

  147. Mikey says:

    Both times for the johnny Damon play with texiera up lefty and the infield shifted and both times, he didn’t run.

  148. The Real Greg says:

    So it appears that adding Gardner and Nunez did nothing to the offense either. They are finished. With all their injuries, it’s amazing that they made it this far.

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

    I don’t understand why Ichiro isn’t stealing here…please somebody help me understand?

  150. Bartolo's Colon says:

    deja vu all over again with ichiro and cano actually

  151. Hummingbird S. says:

    excellent AB Robbie!

  152. FIPster Doofus says:

    The lack of stealing makes me want to put my first through the wall.

  153. Chilango says:

    Robbie’s down to what .050

  154. your mom says:

    F U Cano!

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

    I’m starting to sound like a broken record but ICHIRO STEAL SECOND BASE FOR CHRISTS SAKES JUST DO IT

  156. Chilango says:

    Why is Ichiro not running?

  157. Bartolo's Colon says:

    girardi really is an idiot, went with all this speed and ichiro has multiple chances to steal and never does. what is the point of speed?

  158. FIPster Doofus says:

    Home plate ump = hot garbage.

  159. Mikey says:

    Wow! Oh for 29, 2 for 35.

  160. Cy Pettitte says:

    I’m so sick of this strikezone that only Verlander gets.

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

    Now the strikezone is expanding again…

  162. pistol pete says:

    Either the TBS strike box is wrong or this ump sucks.

  163. David N says:

    Robbie, Y U NO MAKE CONTACT?

  164. flamingo says:


  165. Hummingbird S. says:

    ump taking over

  166. Bo Knows says:

    Not one of those were strikes…seriously did someone send hookers and cocaine to the umpires last week?

  167. Anthony says:

    Fucking pathetic strike zone. Perfect recipe for a cold Yankees’ lineup: pitchers pitching away and umps calling strikes outside.

  168. Rek4gehrig says:

    Call the game not the name.

  169. Karl Krawfid says:

    As Ichrio camps out on first base.

  170. dkidd says:

    couldn’t hit it any harder

  171. Hummingbird S. says:

    ball four in the real world, 2-2 count for a crooked ump

  172. David N says:

    Hit hard, right at a fielder (literally).

    That’s the way things are going around here…*facepalm*

  173. RkyMtnYank says:

    Checked the box score and something stood out, not a surprise but …
    Series Avg’s after 2.7 games
    B. Gardner .000
    I. Suzuki .667
    M. Teixeira .000
    R. Cano .000
    R. Ibanez .000
    R. Martin .000
    E. Chavez .000
    C. Granderson .000
    E. Nunez .000

  174. Bartolo's Colon says:

    this team just blows. the umps aren’t helping, but cmon

  175. The Real Greg says:

    Its a testament to the manager that this team made it this far. Injuries all over the place and under performing players. Especially Robinson Cano, who I would start to look to trade in the next two years.

  176. DT says:

    I don’t think Arod has ever choked as hard as Cano has this year. That is saying A LOT.

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

    I really don’t get it…the offense is almost non existent, Verlander is on his game, AND he’s getting the benefit of a pre-Questech strike zone, you have one of the speedest guys in baseball on first base. Why isn’t he on the move? It makes zero sense, you shook up the line up and inserted more speed…yet zero bunt for hit attempts and zero stolen base attempts(also don’t point to the two hits [GREG] they have been by one of the fastest guys around.)

    • The Real Greg says:

      And if he gets caught stealing, guess what you all are saying?

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

        I was actually thinking while I was begging him to steal “Even if he gets caught, at least they’re trying SOMETHING.”

        • The Real Greg says:

          But that wouldn’t the major reaction. And you know it.

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

            See, unlike you, I don’t armchair manage to please the crowd, I armchair manage to give the team the best chance to win.

          • Chilango says:

            See Greg this is where your posts piss me off. The “And you know it” stuff. Out of line dude. You have NO way of knowing anything of the kind. And then there’s your baseball comments. ARGHHHHH

            • The Real Greg says:

              I know that fans in general are irrational. Its why the cheered when Matt Cassel got taken off the field with a concussion. Its why they threw bottles on the field at umpires in Atlanta. Its why Steve Bartman is still not allowed in the Chicago area.

              • flamingo says:

                These are exceptions rather than the rule. That’s why they’re such big stories.

                • The Real Greg says:

                  If those are exceptions, there are a damn lot of them.

                  Denkinger getting death threats.
                  Boy and Father in Kansas City (or Chicago) attacking an umpire
                  The Dodgers/Giants fan tragedy
                  Soccer fans throwing flares on the field.

                  The list goes on and on.

      • Karl Krawfid says:

        At least he tried to do something?

      • Chilango says:

        We’re saying at least he tried to get into scoring position.

  178. Anthony says:

    Ichiro the only one motivated on this team. Shame he probably won’t get a ring.

  179. your mom says:

    If the Tigers win this series they shouldn’t even bother celebrating we practically bent over backwards for them.

    • The Real Greg says:

      No the whole AL basically bent backwards over for them. Worst AL in a long time.

      • Been saying this since Spring Training.

        Who doesn’t love the idea of 88-74 Detroit and 88-74 St. Louis playing for the World Series? If nothing else, it would totally destroy the notion that MLB doesn’t have parity.

        • The Real Greg says:

          I’m impressed that you got that in Spring Training. I kind of knew it 2/3 in that this was a craapy year for the AL.

          • Well, I’m not going to say I saw the A’ and Orioles having great seasons, but I relate it to the same ideology about when an NFL team has, as they say, “two legit QB’s”.

            There were, like, five-six teams in the AL said to be powerhouses this season (NYY, TB, DET, ANA, TEX, maybe BOS). When you have that many, the terms becomes merely relative, because there’s no way you can have that many great teams at once. It’s, literally, impossible.

            Let the record show I also had the Tigers beating the Yankees in the ALCS, albeit in a six game series.

  180. Electric nunez says:

    Well at least SOA is great tonight.
    2 oh shit moments so far.

  181. Dale Mohorcic says:

    2 runs is a lot of runs. . . .

  182. Bartolo's Colon says:

    the yankees are getting ready to go back to there hotel to sleep for the night, except for ichiro, he is going to stay at comerica and use first base as a pillow tonight

  183. I was fuming on Saturday and Sunday. I’m not tonight. I just can’t even figure this stuff out anymore.

    I guess I’ve come to terms with the eventual sweep. Which is extremely unfortunate.

  184. MacDaddyAlex call me, maybe? says:

    it’s time to get alex warming up…

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

    Logan against another RHP…what the fuck Joe?! Saving Robertson for when we have the lead?

  186. Bartolo's Colon says:

    cool that he got young out, but i guess at this point girardi doesn’t care, right?

  187. Tom says:

    Fucking TBS – Yankees get one strike call, and obviously they are replaying it and showing the zone.

    Verlander is feasting on pitches 4-6″ off the plate and they have said nothing.

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      Smoltz makes me yearn for McCarver.

    • Bo Knows says:

      They have said things…they’ve said “Verlander clipped the the zone for a strike” which is complete horsepucky but I’ve come to peace with the fact that the tigers spent the day on their knees doing things to curry favor with the umps (use your imagination if you dare)

  188. TJF says:

    29 Detroit hitting innings until the Yankee Sweep………

  189. Electric nunez says:

    Its going to be a busy offseason for cashman need
    New outfield
    Starting pitching
    Utility guy
    Right handed powerhitter
    Heart and soul to win.

    • TomH says:

      They absolutely don’t need a 3b replacement. ARod will be fine. This nonsense about him being washed up will fade. He’s had serious injuries each of the past two years. He’ll be OK. Great hitters may decline, but they rarely fall of cliffs.

      • El Tigre says:

        So you don’t think he’ll have another serious injury? He’s going to be 38 years old and he’s a former steroid user. Injuries will continue to pile up.

        • TomH says:

          All former steroid users don’t fall apart. Not by any means. This is a press-generated syndrome.

          Will he get injured again? Maybe, and maybe not. We absolutely don’t know. There have been many, many great hitters over the past sixty years who enter their late 30s and continue to be important to very good performers. There’s no evidence that ARod has lost his power. He’s hit some monster shots this year. That he has suffered a power loss is undeniable, but the simplest explanation for this is not “advanced age” but two serious injuries this year and the hip injury last year. The busted hand was not the fault of ARod’s age.

          This ARod hysteria on this board is just that: hysteria.

    • Bo Knows says:

      pitching has been fine, they have utility guys, Arod is still a fine 3rd baseman defensively and he isn’t going anywhere anyway

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

      Right Handed Power and 3rd baseman can still be Alex. Remember before he broke his wrist he was on pace for about 25 homers while still playing an above average 3rd base. I think a lot of this troubles right now are a result of his hand still not being 100%. As for Starting Pitching, bring everybody back, and hope that Pineda can threaten Nova or Hughes come June if one of them aren’t performing. Utility guy, I’m okay w/ the trio of Nix, Nunie, and Chavez. I think we can upgrade in RF and Catcher though.

      • The Real Greg says:

        Alex had started to drive the ball in Seattle before Felix hit him.

        Cano still bothers me. He had a down year for RBI’s and one of the worst postseasons of all time.

        Pitching I think will be fine. Go after a few middle starters. Get Pineda healthy.

        • Bo Knows says:

          He had a down year for RBI’s but he had his usual high average, career high in walks, a good (for him) walk rate, career high in Homers, still doesn’t strikeout much, and great everything else. If that’s something to be concerned about, Most people will take that “problem” anyday of the week from there team. Also Robbie has had a bad post this year but the two previous, he was putting up outstanding numbers.

      • handtius says:

        I think Arod will be just fine next year. Pitching IS fine. Like all our starters, but Nova needs straightening out. I don’t know about improving rt field, but they will need someone out there.

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

          Melky, Ross, Hamilton, Pagan, Upton, Victorino, and Ichiro are all options if Swisher prices himself out of being welcome back, plus Choo might be available via trade.

          • Bo Knows says:

            Ross is worse than Swisher at literally everything, Hamilton will cost far to much in years and money and is already 31. Pagan and Victorino aren’t as good as they will be paid for. Even if Choo is made available he will probably cost more than just a few members of the farm and he isn’t that good a player for the farm to be gutted.

            Upton (Assuming you mean Justin) would be perfect but Yanks and D-Backs don’t match up at all for a trade.

    • DT says:

      ARod pre hand injury was two of those things. Actually he was our second best hitter behind Cano at that point.

    • Laz says:

      Not happening. Yankees led the AL in wins. You don’t just tear a team apart because they didn’t make it out of the CS.

  190. takecare says:

    Prayer circle for the yankees offense anyone?

  191. Cuso says:

    I don’t even feel guilty that I’m watching other shit and just occasionally switch back to check the score.

    I figure my poke-your-head-to-check-in tactics are virtually identical to the Yankee approach with their ABs.

  192. El Tigre says:

    If this team gets shutout in back to back games for the first time in Yankee postseason history, can we just cut the entire offense? Just drive them to a “charity” event and leave them in the woods where they can’t get any cell service.

  193. Winter says:

    It’s now been 28 innings since the Yankees scored a run off someone not name Jose Valverde. I say that changes NOW.

  194. handtius says:

    anyone have just the yankees strike zone? definitely seems one sided?

  195. your mom says:

    The pitching has been surprisingly good. I’d take 2 runs in 7 innings any day of the week. Too bad this offense fucking blows.

  196. Winter says:

    Shit luck. Just shit.

  197. handtius says:

    verlander is 9 years older than kate upton. what a perv.

  198. Electric nunez says:

    Oh and fire kevin long too horible job this year.

  199. That’s literally the only play Cabrera can make. Fit his statuesque range perfectly.

  200. Electric nunez says:

    Martin hurt too
    Yea stewie time

  201. TurdFerguson10 says:

    Well, at leas this nightmare ALCS is almost over.

  202. your mom says:

    I’m glad this team made the necessary adjustments.

  203. Karl Krawfid says:

    Is it wrong that I still think the Yankees could come back from a 3-0 deficit?

    • DT says:

      Weirder shit has happen. It’s not as if the Tigers are scoring a billion runs either. They are scoring just enough.

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      If the offense wakes up at all, it’s possible. The Yankees certainly have great starters lined up for the rest of the series.

  204. The Real Greg says:

    Ultimately this team will be remembered/shunned for injuries and the inability to hit/bad luck hitting with runners in scoring position.

  205. miky says:

    Once again a good Yankee pitching performance all for naught

  206. David N says:

    This whole consecutive shutout thing is going to happen, isn’t it?


  207. Cement Mixer says:

    This can’t be real, it has to be a nightmare.

    • Captain Gift Basket says:

      Nope. It’s real. Shitty hitting team that failed miserably all season with RISP relying on long ball is being exposed for the frauds they are.

      • The Real Greg says:

        Same with Baltimore and Oakland. Detroit really got lucky that the Rangers were taken out.

      • fin says:

        Couldnt be said any better. Its a shame that this pitching staff was wasted on this team. I thought the Yankees hitting would be a huge issue this postseason, I didnt think it would be historically bad though. I guess if you cant take the pressure of hitting with men on in the regular season, the pressure of just hitting in the postseason is going to do you in.

  208. flamingo says:

    Think they keep Verlander in for the ninth?

  209. Jarrod says:

    At least we solved 2 problems this postseason – what to do with Swisher and Grandy long term – don’t let the door hit you on the way out!

  210. Winter says:

    Someone asked this earlier. Opposing starters (not relievers), including Verlander today, have pitched to a 1.22 ERA against the Yankees this postseason.

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


  212. David N says:

    If there’s a rain delay in this game….

  213. Tom says:

    Does anyone know what the injury is to Robertson?

  214. Bartolo's Colon says:

    really hope they pinch hit arod in the 9th

  215. MacDaddyAlex call me, maybe? says:

    wonder which fantastical element of the game will hurt Joba this time. maybe, it’ll start raining cats and dogs… literally.

  216. toad says:

    Why Joba?? Why? Do they want Robertson and Soriano fresh for opening day?

    What in the world is in Girardi’s head?

  217. Mikey says:

    Short of Ichiro’s 2 hits, Verlander has a perfect game.

  218. flamingo says:

    C’mon, Yankees. Don’t go down quietly.

  219. TJF says:

    28 Detroit hitting innings until the Yankee Sweep………

  220. David N says:

    Saving us from the embarrassment of being perfect gamed has made the Ichiro trade all worth it.

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

    Wow 97 to open the 9th…here’s to somehow being the 2004 Boston Red Sox.

  222. DT says:

    It’s official Girardi doesn’t care about winning this game anymore. No reason why Nunez should be hitting here.

  223. Of course it’s a foul ball.

  224. FIPster Doofus says:

    Of course it goes foul. They get every break.

  225. Mikey says:

    Time to shine!

  226. Hans Moleman says:

    I have to mute this nonsense.

  227. Winter says:

    Shit luck. I can’t remember the last time something broke in the Yankees favor.

  228. flamingo says:

    Great AB by Nunez.

  229. Winter says:

    Why isn’t Sabathia pinch-hitting?

  230. TJF says:

    Good at bat, nice battle

  231. MacDaddyAlex call me, maybe? says:

    best AB of the game by far. good job nunez, now strikeout already

  232. BMcP says:

    Smoltz’s Verlander climax is about to erupt

  233. Bo Knows says:


  234. FIPster Doofus says:


  235. TJF says:

    gone baby gone

  236. Mike HC says:

    Hell yes! Hope

  237. David N says:

    Holy shit Nunez!

  238. MacDaddyAlex call me, maybe? says:

    what a tease. CC’s face was pricely “did dat shit really go out?”

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


    silence at Calmerica and in the booth!!!

  240. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    Sick at bat by Nunez.

  241. handtius says:

    what!? we’re winning this game!

  242. Chilango says:


  243. DT says:

    WOO Good job at proving me wrong nunez! Never felt better to be wrong.

  244. flamingo says:

    Oh my god

  245. TJF says:

    124 pitches…….can’t keep it up….Nunez hits out out, this is dangerous for Detroit

  246. THE Experience says:

    Gardner/Ichiro for back to back to back??

  247. Winter says:

    Eduardo Nunez: “28 scoreless innings may be bad, but 29 is where I draw the line!”

    (Of course I don’t count runs of Valverde. I’d be surprised if those didn’t happen)

  248. Hans Moleman says:

    Gardy please please get on base

  249. RkyMtnYank says:

    bunt to miggy for a hit

  250. Nice Scheister says:

    Nuney! Swisher here

  251. Andy says:

    i would have pinch hit Alex for Brett

  252. flamingo says:

    Remember that game against the Sox last season in which Gardner and Nunez both homered? C’mon Gardy, it’s not impossible.

  253. Rahul says:

    We better win this shit. Please god!!!!!!!

  254. Winter says:

    Sure another homer would be great, but I just want Gardy to get on base. With that speed, anything is possible.

  255. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Here comes the “I TOLD YOU SO” posts.

  256. TJF says:

    Is it possible Ibanez will get a shot?

  257. flamingo says:

    Another good AB. Verlander over 130 pitches.

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

    Pinch hit Alex here…why not?

  259. Stratman9652 says:

    Hell of an AB for a guy who hasn’t started since April.

  260. Mike HC says:

    Verlander is out of the game! We got a legit shot at this.

  261. David N says:

    Ah good, the other hitter in our lineup who is capable of getting on base.

  262. That’s a moral victory just to get Verlander out of the game.

  263. MacDaddyAlex call me, maybe? says:

    it’s about time we rough up phil coke man…fuckk

  264. RkyMtnYank says:

    Arod time, even though Ichi has been our best hitter.

  265. TJF says:

    Suzuki, Tex, Cano, then the legend

  266. Hans Moleman says:

    If Phil Coke finishes another game against us I think I will vomit

  267. Eddard says:

    Loved the at bats from Gardy and Nunie. Swisher’s done as a Yankee as far as I’m concerned. Gardner battled a tough pitcher. Swisher would have struck out in 3 pitches.

  268. Electric nunez says:

    Nunez to RF next year at least he has shown he can hit in a big spot.

  269. Eddard says:

    All Cano has to do to atone for his horrible postseason is go yard on Phil Coke. Bloop and a blast. Don’t let Coke beat you again.

  270. Winter says:

    Ichiro hitting not Rodriguez. Does this say more about Girardi’s confidence in Ichiro or his lack of confidence in A-Rod?

  271. Electric nunez says:

    When did coke become great.

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

    I love what Ichiro has done this season for us…but come on. Against a LHP, gotta Pinch Hit here.

  273. MattJasp says:

    Sounds kind of out there, but … Pinch hit A-Rod for Cano if it gets to that point?

  274. RkyMtnYank says:

    Arod not even warmed up, unreal.

  275. Winter says:

    Oh god. Why, strikezone? Why?

  276. Hans Moleman says:

    Alright Tex, now its time to be swinging for the fences

  277. Mikey says:

    How big was that Chavez error now?

  278. Winter says:

    If that first pitch isn’t called a strike Tex doesn’t need to swing at that.

  279. Pasqua says:

    Wait…now, with the game on the line, you want to see the dude who was so horrific that he lost his job bat?

  280. Jason says:

    I’m trying to figure when Phil Coke turned into Mariano Rivera.

  281. Austin's bat says:

    I would have ph swisher for ichiro there and Arod for Ibanez. Girardi tired of the press so he won’t. Sad.

  282. TJF says:

    Normally we would like to see Cano up in this spot….

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

    Yeah TEX!!! Good things happen when you don’t try to do too much!

  284. David N says:

    Robbie, your time is now.

  285. Hans Moleman says:


    C’mon Robbie!

  286. Winter says:

    OK. This is Cano’s chance to make up for these past two weeks. He’s supposed to be our best hitter, let’s see him get a big hit (or even a small one, the Dark Lord’s on deck).

  287. Excellent job just to get on base.

    Over-fucking-due, Robbie. Do something big here.

  288. RkyMtnYank says:

    Now he could PH for Cano too, Girardi sucks and needs to go!!!!

  289. TJF says:

    Ibanez getting a chance?

  290. THE Experience says:

    maybe we’ll get back to back to back balks?

    seems about as likely as cano getting a hit.

  291. toad says:

    Redemption for Cano?

  292. Captain Gift Basket says:

    Should’ve pinch hit for Cano

  293. fin says:

    Lmao, at people blaming Girardi, as if he could do anything about this cluster fuck of hitters. The fact the Yankees beat Baltimore is fucking amazing. Every bit of blame for this lies with Cano, Swisher, Granderson and Arod. Mostly Cano.

    • Rahul says:

      Exactly, but Girardi does deserve some blame for how he’s treated the bullpen as though it’s a regular season series

      • fin says:

        It doesnt matter. The Yankees just arent good enough to win these games, and they really werent really good enough to win the games against Baltimore. If he used x releiver to keep it closer in the earlier innings, they would have lost it later. They arent scoring runs.

        I agree he fucked up in game 1 by not using sori and Drob for 2 innings each, but really does it matter, they Yankees would have just lost a couple innings later. THEY DONT SCORE RUNS!

    • RkyMtnYank says:

      No, Joe has still sucked too.

  294. Jason says:

    Cano not swinging at that 2-0 pitch pisses me off to no end

  295. Mikey says:

    Something’s gotta give. C’mon Robbie!!!

  296. RkyMtnYank says:

    fouled off ball 3

  297. TJF says:

    Raul So Cool…….

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

    Robbie!!! 1 for his last 1.

  299. Winter says:

    It’s time. He’s here. The Dark Lord has come. “That guy” Ibanez.

  300. Athenian says:

    And the Robbie choke continues

  301. THE Experience says:

    oh sheeeeeeit.

    Ra(z al gh)ul time??

  302. DT says:

    The offense finally shows signs of life…

  303. Ibanez vs. LHP, though. Insanely risky.

    Please, work some more insane magic, Raul.

  304. David N says:

    Work your magic, oh Dark Lord.

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

    Ibanez has been so clutch but he can’t hit LHP…leaving him in is the wrong move. I hope it works out, but I disagree with it.

  306. miky says:

    Holy shit!1 Could it happen again??

  307. Mikey says:

    Rah Oooooooolllllll

  308. TJF says:

    Raul does it again and they lose in extras……

  309. Winter says:

    A walk is so many times better than an out.

  310. Bo Knows says:

    The non-verlander strike zone is killing Detroit now

  311. Mister D says:

    I can’t believe Girardi isn’t PHing.

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

    The last person I would want to see up unless Ibanez hits a bases clearing double is Nick Swisher.

  313. Chilango says:

    Now the strike zone is normal

  314. Winter says:


  315. THE Experience says:


  316. RkyMtnYank says:

    The well is dry now

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

    God damnit.

  318. Karl Krawfid says:

    What a fucking let down.

  319. TJF says:

    Well now we can start talking about 2013 and who needs to be gone.

  320. Mister D says:

    I cannot motherfucking believe he stayed L-L. twice in that inning riding “hot veterans” or whatever the fuck it was. Unfuckingreal.

  321. Rahul says:


  322. Captain Gift Basket says:

    BLOW this team UP!

  323. Wow.

    It really wouldn’t have been a Yankees loss without them making it more painful than it would’ve been otherwise.

  324. pistol pete says:

    Lefty on the mound and Arod on the bench with a left handed 40 yr old dh up and no Arod and Swisher, wow.

  325. Hummingbird S. says:

    most predictable 3-2 slider ever… they can never put the balls in play when it matters..

  326. Captain Gift Basket says:

    Grandy trade looking better and better.

    • DT says:

      Right. First year it was a wash.
      Last year it was a stroke of genius.
      This year it was a failure.
      I wonder what next year will bring in terms of how fans view the trade.

      • Captain Gift Basket says:

        Hated it since day 1. I can’t stand low contact players like Granderson. Not that Austin Jackson is a high contact player, but he has been improving every year, whereas, Granderson has gotten to be downright God awful. Plus, they gave up on Kennedy and Coke. I thought Coke would become a better pitcher. He’s no worse than Logan.

  327. Rahul says:


  328. Andy says:

    Seriously why was Nick going to PH over ARod.

  329. El Tigre says:

    At least they kept it close. Changes coming this off-season. There’s always next year.

  330. Eddard says:

    I liked the fight shown there at the end. And that all starts with the fight shown by Nunie and Gardy to start the inning. Some guys just would have struck out on 3 pitches but they fought. Teix fought. Cano got off the schnide. They will force this series back to NY behind CC and Andy and then it’s a whole new ballgame. I’d play Nunie and Gardy again tomorrow. Put Gardy in CF, Swisher in RF, ARod at 3rd.

  331. Chilango says:

    Nice. They go out on a now classic RISPFAIL. Another tough 1 run loss.

  332. David N says:

    This sucks, but I’ll take it over how it looked like the 9th was going to play out. Hope it carries on to tomorrow.

  333. Rahul says:

    9 more innings and this fucking shit is over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  334. Rich says:

    I can’t wait until Freese crushes that bum Coke.

  335. Leonard Parker says:

    It took Cano until the very last out in the game that would put them down 3-0, after an absolutely ABYSMAL playoffs on his part and on the whole team’s part, to realize OH – I SHOULD STOP TRYING TO PULL HOME RUNS – I CAN JUST HIT IT TO THE OPPOSITE FIELD. He is almost a stupid as Girardi.

    • DT says:

      Actually his problem is that he was hitting pitches weakly to the other side. He showed little to no pull power.

    • fin says:

      Yea, yea its Girardi’s fault. Has nothing to do with Cano, Arod, Swisher, and Granderson having about 6 hits between them. You’re an idiot if you think there is a manager in baseball that could win with the Yankees hitting. Even Maddon with his pitching couldnt make the playoffs with hitting thats far less shitty than the Yankees are right now.

      Girardi got them to the ALCS with no hitting in the ALDS, I dont think hes a great manager, but I dont blame him for this disaster.

  336. Captain Gift Basket says:

    Alright – commence the “we still got a shot” crowd. Just please put down the bong before you type that b.s. rah-rah shit.

  337. Rich says:

    Watch when Detroit plays a team that can hit they will get swept. They have only scored five runs in two games themselves. An average offense would have beat them twice

  338. Matt says:

    It isn’t shocking that they are in this position. All season they have wasted outstanding efforts by their pitching staff by not hitting.

    To anyone who tips their cap to Verlander, he only struck out 3 batters in the entire game. THREE BATTERS. He did not have anywhere near his best stuff, and was erratic with his command of all of his pitches.

    The Yankees, as a team, simply do not put together good at bats. Outside of a few stretches in the regular season where they got hot for 2 weeks at a time, they were just as they’ve been in the ALCS. The only difference has been that in the playoffs, they don’t get to occasionally face the mediocre starters that they would beat up on to play .400 or .500 ball in the process.

    • flamingo says:

      Verlander also got the benefit of a ridiculous strike zone. It’s certainly possible that without that zone, the Yankees would have scored some runs. There were a bunch of at bats with three-ball counts.

      The offense is putrid right now, granted, but the umpires didn’t help the situation, either.

  339. Mister D says:

    Ron Washington thought Girardi had a pretty solid game.

  340. El Tigre says:

    The offense should send the entire pitching staff to the freaking Maldives on an all expenses paid trip. That’s how good our pitchers have been. That makes it hurt so much more.

  341. Tom says:

    Umps lead 3-0


    Someone asked about just Verlander’s strikezone – this was the zone to lefties

  342. DT says:

    Honestly the line up Probably would have worked 3-4 walks if not for the Verlander Strike Zone.

  343. Matt says:

    I wouldn’t be too sad if this team got eliminated tomorrow night. This has been one of the most frustrating and uninteresting Yankees teams to watch in a LONG time. Honestly, even if they managed to somehow miraculously make it to the World Series, would you really feel like this is a team of destiny? This has been one of the worst played series on both sides that you will see. And there are very few likable players outside of the starting pitchers and Ibanez/Ichiro.

    For as many games as they won, and advancing to the ALCS, this team quite frankly stinks. So much talent, and such a waste of it when they all try to hit home runs. These are the same guys who hit .270+ just a few years ago, who hit .230 now because they refuse to adjust their approach.

    Honestly, does anyone think they can extend this series for more than 1 or 2 games? Detroit is hardly outplaying them, but this Yankees team simply refuses to make the necessary adjustments, even when they are failing to do anything with their current approach.

    I thought that Girardi was part of the problem, but it really is the selfishness of the players, who simply won’t change their game plan when the other team has figured it out, and figured it out for 8 games in a row now. I think they need to change the dynamic of this clubhouse, and bring in guys who are better at fouling off pitches and grinding out at bats (ala Damon, but obviously not Damon anymore). Even if they hit for less power.

  344. Mister D says:

    On the bright side, that apathy I was talking about early today vanished and I got really, really mad tonight. Amazing when “Boone Logan against Miguel Cabrera with the bases loaded” doesn’t top the grievances list.

  345. DT says:

    Hopefully the last inning signs of line carries over. The Tigers aren’t exactly beating this team by 10 runs a game. They are getting just enough runs/breaks to win. If the teams starts pulling their heads out of their ass they can make it interesting.

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