Oct
14

ALCS Game Two Spillover Thread

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Hiroki Kuroda doesn’t deserve this.

Categories : Game Threads, Playoffs
  • Anthony

    Did anyone actually expect Ichiro to make it home that inning?

  • Winter

    I was under the impression that the Tiger’s infield defense was so bad that we’d be getting infield hits left and right.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Enjoy the World Series Jim Leyland. Light em if you got em.

  • Hall and Nokes

    This is like watching the Giants and 49ers try to kick field goals. Or is it the other way around?

  • Joe F

    None of our pitchers deserve this. If we had our 2009 offense we’d be destroying teams right now.

  • The Real Greg

    A bunch of non contact hitters getting bad luck when they do make contact. A recipe for disaster.

    • The Guns of Navarone

      You can’t be fucking serious dude. Wake the fuck up and smell the stupid that you’re spitting out. Absolutely NO ONE agrees with you. Do you ever wonder why that is???

    • Matt

      HELLO? They are hitting dribblers to the pitcher. That is not bad luck.

      • The Real Greg

        And Ozzie Smith is playing for the Tigers at shortstop. Oh wait, it’s Jhonny Peralta.

        • The Guns of Navarone

          So every ball hit to him should get by him or result in an error! Great logic! It turns out he’s actually a major league short stop who can make a play from time to time. Maybe the Yankees offense should hit the ball out of the infield with even a minimum amount of authority? Then you might see some good fortune.

          • Havok9120

            You have to admit that, for a team that’s been as defensively bad as they were, they (and especially Peralta) have had a lot a very good plays for just 2 games.

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

    It’s unreal how many great SP performances this offense has wasted.

    Truly is.

    • DC

      I feel like a Rays fan.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Great route Grandy.

  • Moo Shu Pork (Currently Eddard)

    And there’s the mistake by Hiroki. It’s over. These starters pitched their hearts out. Bench em all next game. We have 4 bench spots and next game Cano, Granderson, Swisher and ARod should occupy those spots.

    • jjyank (HIROK Them Like a Hurricane)

      Be quiet, EddardWorld.

  • The Real Greg

    This should be game if Detroit is clutch.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    if only gardner played cf

  • El Tigre

    Kuroda has made some himself a filthy amount of money this year. Yen will be flying everywhere in the Tokyo strip clubs.

  • Havok9120

    Uh oh. This Spillover Thread is obviously bad luck.

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

    That double might win the game, with this offense on the Yankees side.

  • Winter

    Possibly worn-down Kuroda vs. Cabrera? I don’t like the odds.

  • Chilango

    Kuroda’s one mistake. Get out the vaseline

  • Frank

    I wish this was the elimination game- just end this already. Absolutely the worse lack of offense I can ever recall seing from a Yankees playoff team.

    • Karl Krawfid

      I agree, I can’t take this shit. But I can’t stop watching.

      Like a car accident.

    • jjyank (HIROK Them Like a Hurricane)

      I don’t. I’m thrilled that it’s game two and there’s still a shot that they wake up before it’s too late.

      • Barrel Roll

        Sober up

  • Andrew

    How quickly can we pinch-hit Nick Johnson for A-Rod?

    • Winter

      Don’t we want someone who swings?

    • DC

      Nick would break his wrist warming up.

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

    Cano’s hitless streak is now the longest in Yankee playoff history.

    • forensic

      They already said its the longest in MLB postseason history, not just Yankees.

  • jjyank (HIROK Them Like a Hurricane)

    Come on, Hirok. Find a way out of this.

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

    Fuck.

    Odds the Tigers don’t score this inning are pretty damn slim.

  • Big “Nostradanus” Member

    cmon Ichiro…get on the mound give kuroda pep talk

  • Karl Krawfid

    Easy fucking hit. If only our trash hitters would do that.

  • Matt

    One mistake by Kuroda, that’s it. And they could very well lose the game as a result.

    This offense is a disgrace to the franchise.

    • The Real Greg

      So?

      • Matt

        Stop commenting on my posts. You are not only an idiot but your posts are a waste of all of our time.

        • The Guns of Navarone

          +1,000,000

        • The Real Greg

          And your posts are stating the obvious. We all can see that they suck. You don’t need to keep reminding us of ti.

          • Matt

            Who cares? I’m allowed to voice my frustration with the team.

            Your posts add literally NOTHING to the discussion. One word responses, restating someone else’s argument incorrectly, and saying the complete opposite of what someone says just to be an ass. Your three most common post types.

  • The Real Greg

    That is making contact. Something the Yankees can’t do.

  • Moo Shu Pork (Currently Eddard)

    Buster Olney is reporting that Hiroki Kuroda, Raul Ibanez and Ichiro Suzuki will leave after today’s game and enter free agency. Rumor is that all 3 are disgusted at the lack of effort from their teammates.

    • jjyank (HIROK Them Like a Hurricane)

      Link? Or are you just making shit up?

      • DC

        Making stuff up. Hope he gets banned.

        • Moo Shu Pork (Currently Eddard)

          Yes, let’s just banish people who disagree with us and silence other points of view. This was obviously satire. Those 3 guys have done everything to help us win and guys like Cano, Grandy, Swisher and ARod have done everything to help us lose. I wouldn’t want to be here if I was them.

          • DC

            Go back to Rainbow Connection.

          • DC

            Do not post false breaking news. This is a zero tolerance item. You will be banned immediately if you are caught making up information. Breaking news should be emailed to one or all of use so we can start a thread with a new post.

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

        I thought that was obvious satire.

  • Nice Scheister

    Wow.

  • Hummingbird S.

    game over if the run scores (it will)

  • Winter

    And that’s why he’s the first hitter in 45 years with a Triple Crown.

    Kuroda’s been a god but he’s tiring. He needs to come out before he spoils his beautiful work up until this point.

  • Moo Shu Pork (Currently Eddard)

    If only we had a player like Miggy who could get a hit with RISP. Too bad our best player has hit .060 in the playoffs.

  • Big “Nostradanus” Member

    is their really nobody warming up in the bullpen?

  • Matt

    You can’t throw him the same pitch over and over again and expect to get him out. After that many splitters, you had him dead if you threw a 2-seamer over the inside corner. Now you can’t do that on 3-2 because he’ll be ready for it. Splitter again and walk him if you have to.

    • The Real Greg

      As Prince strikes out.

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

      Oops.

      • Matt

        I wasn’t wrong. Read it more closely next time.

        I said that if they had thrown him a 2-seamer inside on 2-2, they had him struck out looking. Because of the 3-2 count, they had to throw another splitter and hope he swung. Which he did. Otherwise you walk him and don’t give him anything to hit.

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

    Alright.

    Get the DP now.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    cmon dp

  • jjyank (HIROK Them Like a Hurricane)

    ‘Atta boy, Hiroki. Double play. Or more K’s whatever. Just wiggle out of this, please.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Sorry but I fear Delmon young more than any Tiger hitter.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      You shouldn’t

  • flamingo

    Big strikeout.

  • Chilango

    induce the DP let’s go

  • Frank

    Yankees killer right here.

  • CG

    Hey guys, have faith. If you don’t believe in something then what’s the point?

  • Nice Scheister

    DP please! I wish the audio on my radio matched with the game, no matter. I can’t listen to the TV broadcasters anymore. I’d prefer Hawk Harrelson.

  • Winter

    WHY WOULD YOU EVEN TRY TO CATCH THAT?

  • Matt

    Teixeira needed to let that ball go. Berry would have scored with how difficult that play was.

  • jjyank (HIROK Them Like a Hurricane)

    Nice ass crack by the dude in the stands.

  • El Tigre

    I hope that fan loses a limb in some horrible way tonight. A leg or an arm. It must happen.

  • Winter

    fuck

  • Hummingbird S.

    FUCK YOU CANO

  • Karl Krawfid

    FUCKING CANO

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

    And Robbie drops it.

    That’s probably the gsme with this no-show offense.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    cano sucks every which way

  • Nice Scheister

    What was that?!?! Damn you Cano!

  • The Real Greg

    Cano chokes AGAIN.

  • The Guns of Navarone

    Officially fuck this team. I’m done.

  • Chilango

    oh well the bed has been shat

  • Cy Pettitte

    fuck this team. they are fucking Kuroda in the ass.

  • Moo Shu Pork (Currently Eddard)

    LOL! Pathetic. Hiroki has done nothing wrong. Hitting .061 and now can’t even field. Don’t give Cano one penny more, please.

  • DC

    SMH

  • Matt

    ROUTINE DOUBLE PLAY BALL. Disgraceful. That could be the season.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      That wasn’t routine

      • Matt

        Once Nix got to it, it was about as routine as they come. Cano had an easy transfer with Cabrera nowhere near the bag.

      • Barrel Roll

        Young would’ve been out by 2 steps. Routine. Stop slurping Cano.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Pull your fucking pants up, asshole

  • Hummingbird S.

    that’s exactly what you expect from your superstar.. what a pathetic fucking player

  • Nice Scheister

    Shits the bed and wets himself. Lazy fuck!

  • The Real Greg

    It’s official. Cano is the goat of this postseason.

  • miky

    butterfingers!!

  • Barrel Roll

    Robbie CanoT!

  • RetroRob

    He had a day to make that throw on Young.

    I think Nix’s throw slightly handcuffed him, but still was quite doable.

    • Karl Krawfid

      Stop defending his lazy ass. He didn’t want to get ran over by Cabrera.

      The guy is fucking selfish.

  • Matt

    Young would have definitely been out by at least half a step on that play if he got the throw off. The replay showed it pretty definitively. It’s amazing how badly this team is choking in all facets of the game except starting pitching.

  • Hummingbird S.

    it’s seriously time to give guys like Chavez and Nunez and Gardner a chance… those chokers aren’t getting the job done, period.

    • The Real Greg

      Chavez 0-11 in the postseason with 6K’s

      Hitting .151 since the end of August.

      However, the other two you probably are right on.

    • cjc

      0-11 with 6 k’s isn’t a chance for Chavez

  • Chilango

    You have to PH for the stooges now Joe.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Don’t ever want to hear Cano is better than Pedroia.

    Selfish ass Cano.

  • DT

    Bench Cano please.

  • El Tigre

    When the Yankees give Cano their new offer the folded up piece of paper should just say “GFY” That’s it. It would make George smile.

    • Mick taylor

      SiGn Josh Hamilton with cano’s money

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        hell no

  • Frank

    Cano just put a nice pretty bow on his unbelieveably horrible post season.

  • fire joe girardi

    Why wasn’t Logan up in the pen already? Why isn’t D-Rob also up in the pen?

    Hiroki has been great, but he is on short rest, for the first time ever. 70-80 pitches is an obvious danger zone for someone on short rest. (The color guy for the broadcast I’m listening to – not sure what it is, but not TBS – said exactly that going into the 7th inning, and sure enough Hiroki gave up a double and a single.) The pen was barely used two days ago. It also wasn’t used very strenuously last night, because Girardi is a fucking idiot and only used D-Rob and Soriano for one inning each. So those guys are both fresh. They’re ready. They can go for more than one inning. They ABSOLUTELY HAVE TO NOT LOSE THIS GAME. It would have made a lot of sense to bring in a reliever as soon as that double happened.

    But Joe is going to wait until there’s two runs to bring in a reliever.Then he’ll bring in Lowe, because it’s “not a save situation” and Joe is a fucking moron.

    Oh look, a run scored. Shocked.

    This offense is terrible and execrable but Girardi’s horrendous bullpen management yesterday deserves attention too.

    • DC

      Logan was up.

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      can’t get mad at anyone but cano there, totally on him, that was about as routine as they get. he is choking on every level now

    • Frank

      If Logan was in it would likely be 2 or 3-0. No way I replace Kuroda with him.

    • Matt

      Kuroda was lights out, and was having no problems in that inning. That is 100% on Cano for not turning an inning ending DP.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    im sure we will tie it in the 9th only to lose in extra innings

    • Barrel Roll

      This.

  • Moo Shu Pork (Currently Eddard)

    I just don’t think they care, outside of Raul, Ichiro, Teixera and the pitching staff. The others just don’t give a fuck. Robbie Cano and Nick Swisher just want to get paid. I wouldn’t give another penny to either of them or Granderson. Go with younger, cheaper options who want to be a Yankee.

    • SammySosasBleachingCream

      Of course they care. That’s an asinine thing to say. They might even care too much. They’re pressing in their at-bats, and not because they don’t care.

  • stuart a

    that is a double play but the great and clutch Cano did another gag job.

    let’s bet who will hit the ball to the outfield first; cano, arod, grandy, or swisher?? tough call. so much talent….

    wow…ineptness off the fuckin scale.

  • Nice Scheister

    Doesn’t run out of the box, can’t make a play when it matters most that he’s made all year. Can’t hit the ball out of the infield if his life depended on it. Clutch, he is not. No parade. No raise. Get the F outta NY you lazy twit.

  • The Real Greg

    I just want to make this clear. If we clear the board and start rebuilding again, we are not going to be competitive for a few years. We are going to have some losing seasons.

    Think about that before sticking to it. I would do it too.

  • JlemYanksFan

    Anyone remember the kind of heat torre took for benching Tino and boggs for fielder and Hayes. He realized they werent getting it done, he made his move and it won them game 3. Torre was loyal, but Girardi is taking it to the extreme

    • Louedwards

      If grown paid players gets angry at the manager benching them for inability then honestly i dont want those players. Geez louise, the players might get the team to the playoffs but at that point all bets are off. Yankees are not gauged by getting to the playoffs; theyre measured by what they do in the playoffs. Grow up and dont pout. If you played better, you’d be in the game. Thats the way it should be

      • JlemYanksFan

        +1

  • Tom

    Brutal. Kuroda pitches his guts out on 3 days rest, and the Yankees can’t turn a fairly routine DP ball to escape a jam.

    At least as it is only a 1 run deficit, Girardi might actually use Robertson in the 8th and not turn to Lowe again. If it’s 2 runs, he’s not allowed to use Robertson.

  • TJF

    I bet the quitters on here are howling today…..

  • Louedwards

    Hmm. I wonder if long gets the boot

    • The Real Greg

      He’s probably the sacrificial lamb for this debacle of a performance.

    • TomH

      He should, but at least keep him away from ARod.

    • Havok9120

      I’m really starting to hope so. I mean, I’m not a member of the “guys should change their approach with RISP, etc” club, but these guys really are all swinging for the fences at nearly every pitch, which isn’t something most of them have done throughout the season.

    • Pasqua

      This team is so ass backwards at this point that I half-expect them to fire Rothschild by accident.

  • Joe

    If they ever make another saw movie they can use this teams performance as a torture device.

    • Chilango

      ROFL

  • Dale Mohorcic

    A-rod’s gonna get an extra base hit

  • miky

    Hmmm I wonder what AROD will do?

  • RetroRob

    Cano now officially has the longest hitless streak of any player in the history of MLB in postseason play. Some hundred-plus years and counting, and for his career is a .220 hitter in the postseason.

    It’s A-Rod’s fault.

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

      Finding some other guys who have shit the bed does not mean Alex hasn’t shit the bed himself.

      It truly has been a cohesive job by the offense.

      • RetroRob

        That is my point.

      • SammySosasBleachingCream

        It’s been a massive, cohesive team effort.

  • Mauro

    I told you 4 months ago about granderson and you all Came back at me.

  • TJF

    Lets go Billy Beane Moneyball style next year, seems to work pretty good for them, and way cheaper. Could get a dog and a beer for less than $50 at the park I bet.

  • Matt

    For everyone who says that strikeouts aren’t really so bad, take a look at what happened in the top half of this inning.

    If Young strikes out, Detroit probably doesn’t score. When you put the ball in play, guys have to make those plays under pressure and you can force mistakes.

    You can usually only generate “good luck” by putting the ball in play.

    • The Real Greg

      And the few times the Yankees have done that in this series, good plays have been made on them by a crappy infield defense.

  • Chilango

    Michael Kay: Alex hit it om the screws

  • VT Yankee Fan

    Sterling is hilarious! Acting like a Little League dad congratulating ARod for actually putting a ball in play.

    • SammySosasBleachingCream

      Everybody gets a trophy in John’s world.

  • SammySosasBleachingCream

    Even when he hits the ball well Alex can’t catch a break.

  • oldmanalex defacto team captain

    GRANDY MAN CAN…!

  • Nice Scheister

    Alight laugh it up A-Rod. Your season is almost over. Hank, Hal, whoever agreed to that ridiculous contract should be murdered on public TV with the same dude who did the first presidential debate narrating it.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    i would get excited if anyone but swisher was up.

  • TJF

    I hope swisher goes deep so that everyone can gripe about how he never hits

  • miky

    Ok grin boy, do something!!

  • Nice Scheister

    I hope Swish gets on so they pinch run Gardner.

  • Dale Mohorcic

    Swisher is gonna get an xbh

  • Hummingbird S.

    look at swisher, take a pitch down the middle, swing at a pitch out of the zone

    • The Real Greg

      The problem of a patient offense. It’s a constant dilemma.

      • The Real Greg

        And you need good contact hitter to lessen the dilemma which the Yankees don’t have.

    • Nice Scheister

      He’s guessing, badly out there. No mention of Sanchez’ pitch count, at all.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Matt Weiters is not catching.

    Idiot.

  • TJF

    WOW with Verlander going game 3……..

  • Matt

    Does anyone think Swisher will get a fastball over the plate here?

    Opponents are 23 for 27 in the regular season off of Sanchez at stealing bases. With the breaking balls that are coming, Granderson can’t stay glued to first base.

  • Matt

    Does anyone think Swisher will get a fastball over the plate here?

    Opponents are 23 for 27 in the regular season off of Sanchez at stealing bases. With the breaking balls that are coming, Granderson can’t stay glued to first base.

  • Harko DeBoer

    I am actually envious of the Red Sox right now. They are not going through this misery and have the future enjoyment of actually putting some new players on the team that want to be there and will fight for the team.
    This overpaid, lazy, bunch of prima donnas need to find new homes over the winter.

    The starting 9 needs to be gutted with the exception of Jeter, Ichiro, and Gardner. I’d MUCH rather get new blood and have no playoffs for a few years and rebuild for the future then to have to endure playoffs like this. These two series do not even border on fun, if any Yankee fan thinks this is fun…….

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

    Unbelievable.

    Swisher fucking blows.

  • oldmanalex defacto team captain

    i hope that padlock smacks him in the face

  • SammySosasBleachingCream

    Nick Swisher has to go. This is simply unacceptable.

  • humdinger

    The great Kevin Long has got to go too. How many hitters on this team have improved with him as hitting coach? Jeter was mired in a horrific slump until he got injured last year and went back to his minor league coach.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    how the fuck is that douche still in the game, put gardner in

  • The Real Greg

    Actually, thinking about it, Detroit was the only team in the final four that has a contact oriented offense. Oakland, New York, and Baltimore all have offenses dependent on the homer.

  • Hummingbird S.

    that couldn’t have been anymore down the middle than that..

  • Mauro

    If you are making millions of dolars you have to be better that This.

  • TJF

    AROD Grandy and Swish all 2Ks each….

  • SammySosasBleachingCream

    Imagine getting a hit with RISP.

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      impossible

    • PsiFighter37

      There’s a reason it’s called ‘imagining’.

      Yes, I’m in a cynical freakin’ mood.

    • Nice Scheister

      Nix gives the best chance, he’s not always swinging for the fences.

  • Nice Scheister

    Please sub Swisher for on D with Gardner, I can’t watch him anymore today. Please!

  • Mick taylor

    Sign Josh Hamilton with cano’s moneyi’drather a recovering addict. Swisher the choke king came through again

    • Winter

      Hamilton’s as streaky as Cano. Plus he’s very injury-prone.

    • TomH

      I’d be happy with a couple of Lou Piniella types in the lineup.

  • Dale Mohorcic

    Get. A. Hit.

  • Chilango

    Anibal Sanchez for fucks sake what a joke

  • SammySosasBleachingCream

    Sanchez has been the picture of calm? Why not, these guys left their bats back at the hotel.

  • TJF

    This is sometimes why I want to pick the two teams with the lowest payroll in both leagues and follow them for a year. When they win it’s unexpected, but watching a team with a zillion payroll still disappoint might be worse.

  • TJF

    IF the yanks lose this series, do they go on a spending binge again or rebuild? I’m thinking spending binge.

    • Winter

      Who do they spend on? I can’t think of many free agent’s I want that much.

      • TJF

        I think they grab Hamilton, ditch Swisher to start

        • Bartolo’s Colon

          i hope swish goes, but doubtful they go at hamilton

    • Frank

      Have you not learned a thing from the likes of the A’s, Rays,and O’s?

      • TJF

        Not saying I’m hoping for the spending binge, I’m thinking what they might do. I would like them to clear the payroll out as much as possible.

  • Mick taylor

    Could Gardner do worse than swisher the choke king striking out on a pitch right down the middle. How about c dick

    • Winter

      C Dick isn’t close to being on the roster…

      • Bartolo’s Colon

        hopefully swish pulls a hammy, so they can bring up c dick. i can dream

  • Frank

    Huge break there.

  • I Collect Brett Gardner Cards

    Chavez HAS to start tomorrow, right?

    and as far as swish and grandy, gardner will play Right Center. Both of them will sit.

    • Roadgeek Adam

      Gardner is not starting, C$10 on that.

      Something I came up with earlier, will not and I’m not sure how effective it would be:

      Stewart DHs and hits 8th, Gardner plays center hits 9th, Ichiro leads off and plays left, Nix hits 2nd and plays SS. Then mix and match where you want after that. Tex 5th and Ibanez 4th, Martin 6th, 7th and 3rd you’re up to deciding.

      It may not be effective, but a lot more singles hitters wouldn’t hurt in order.

  • Matt

    Catcher’s interference? Nice job umpire.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    that was predictable

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

    All of that, and the K.

    No one on this fucking team can hit. NO ONE.

    • The Real Greg

      Right. So blame them and not the manager.

  • Hummingbird S.

    most predictable outcome ever… they struck out with RISP on a changeup.

  • The Real Greg

    Yeah, blame the manager when he has a shitty set of tools.

    • Chilango

      200 million dollar tools.

      • The Real Greg

        “Polish a turd, its still a turd”

  • Knoxvillain

    HAHAHAHAHAHA

    Yankees fucking suck.

  • Duh Innings

    Un-fun fact:

    The Yankees have driven in ONE run outside of the three driven in by Ibanez and the three driven in by Ichiro, or six driven in by old ex-Seattle Mariners in the last 28 innings plus the innings they didn’t score in Game 4 of the ALDS (Granderson’s solo homerun in Game 5 of the ALDS.)

    They’ve driven in ZERO runs outside of the ones driven in by Ibanez, Ichiro, and Granderson during this timespan.

    If they lose today, they’ll have to play .800 ball to advance to the World Series, moreover beat the Tigers with Verlander on the mound twice. Next to impossible.

    ‘Getting shutout by the Tigers #3 and #4 starters – pathetic.

  • Joe

    Why is he so happy a little leaguer can do the same thing to this trash line up, this isn’t the 27 Yankees.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Waiting on fastballs that are not coming in hitters counts.

    This team full of knowledgeable veterans man. I love em.

    • Pasqua

      That’s actually the one thing I’d credit Sanchez for today. He’s throwing off-speed pitches in fastball counts just often enough that the Yanks don’t change their approach.

      • Karl Krawfid

        Baltimore was doing the same thing.

        Just do it until the Yankees, which they won’t, make the adjustment.

        • Pasqua

          Yup.

  • Matt

    If the Yankees lose this game, there is nobody who could possibly have any hope left that they win this series.

    It’s the story of the entire season. Chance after chance, choking in the biggest moments of the game both on offense and defense, and an inability to do even the smallest of things right.

    • The Real Greg

      I just want them to forfeit the next two games instead of wasting out time.

    • Frank

      Even if they win this game, their odds aren’t good.

  • Hugh

    Literally no-one in the last five or Cano in the order looks even slightly like they might get a hit.

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

    Couldn’t score a single run against Fister or Sanchez. How the fuck do the ever expect to score against Scherzer and Verlander?

  • Matt

    Struggling with RISP is not bad luck when your approach sucks and you swing and miss at this many pitches right down the middle. Every hitter is sitting on the fastball, and the other team knows it and won’t throw them one.

    When you are facing crappy pitchers in May, that approach might work, but when the guy has other pitches he can go to, you have to ADJUST. This team never adjusts, and that is why they look so pathetic for this many at bats in a row.

    • The Real Greg

      That’s why Kevin Long should be fired.

  • SammySosasBleachingCream

    We really are going to lose this game 1-0, aren’t we? I need to see a lot of changes this offseason.

    • Rich

      The starting staff can’t do it on its own. We need ONE clutch hit. Just one

  • Ace

    Verlander is going to be -500 on Tuesday night, and I still would like that wager.

  • El Tigre

    I won’t let this Yankee perforance affect what the Giants are doing.

    #BigBlueRollin

  • Nice Scheister

    It’s only one run. As long as Lowe and Logan don’t pitch today, Yanks stand a chance…

  • Winter

    Why is Kuroda still pitching?

  • JackC

    I’ve started to — PARTIALLY– get beyond frustration and anger and sort of oddly appreciate the sheer scope of awful ARod, Swisher, Cano and Granderson (to a slightly lesser extent) have been. There’s something almost cooly gothic about it. I can’t recall, ever, a team with four players simultaneously mired in such awful, epic slumps.

    • Chilango

      Yeah it’s like watching history in the making, first man on the moon stuff. A club that manages to win 95 games and then chokes this bad. Awesome.

      • Barrel Roll

        I been saying all season that this was the worst 1st place team I’ve ever seen.

  • Mick taylor

    In

  • WTF

    Is every hitter on this fucking team a guess hitter? Seriously.

  • Rahul

    This is fucking bullshitttttttttttt

  • Chilango

    Kuroda is still in. But Drob got taken out for Phelps yesterday. Joe continues to amaze.

    • The Real Greg

      You are remarkably idiotic.

  • miky

    Yankee pitchers have been outstanding,,, the only bright spot

  • SammySosasBleachingCream

    Nunez and Gardner in the lineup tomorrow. It couldn’t be worse than this.
    Who am I kidding? Yanks might not score again this series, either way.

    • WTF

      Totally agree. This offense can’t score unless they’re hitting homeruns. And that ain’t happening outside of Raul in the 9th inning. They need to try something different. Put in some players who hit the ball on the ground and can run. Gives them a new element and really their only chance of doing anything.

      I’m sick and tired of watching the strike out/homerun approach (minus the homeruns). It’s excruciating. Get some players out there who can run. No need for Swisher to keep playing. Utterly useless.

      • Barrel Roll

        But, but, but the RAB people love the HR. They mock us little ball people who like sac flies and actually think RBIs are an important statistic.

  • WTF

    This is probably the best the Yankees entire rotation has been in the playoffs in the last 20 years. Go back and look at the numbers, bc I can’t remember a rotation producing like this through 7 straight postseason games. And this offense can’t do dick. Unreal

    • The Real Greg

      And it’s been the worst postseason offenst that I have ever seen.

  • Frank

    What a shame. Kuroda pitched his ass off this game. On 3 days rest no less.

  • Cy Pettitte

    I can’t believe they are wasting this performance by Kuroda

    • Rich

      They wasted Pettitte’s performance, Kuroda’s first performance, Hughes performance. This is nothing new frankly.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    i would really like to get excited about kuroda’s performance

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

    Kuroda has been unbelievable today.

    This offense needs to be waterboarded.

  • Babnik

    I just want to thank Kuroda for a gutsy performance. Gutsy as it gets. And he’s been great all year long.

  • Monterowasnotdinero

    3 days rest are for ARod, Grandy and Swish.

  • The Real Greg

    Question: Who is closing for Detroit now that the fat one is gone.

    • Barrel Roll

      Dotel.

  • Dale Mohorcic

    We have learned that Kuroda can pitch on 3 days rest.

  • Havok9120

    I love that visit. Probably went:

    Girardi: You got this?

    Hiroki: Hai.

  • Matt

    It is inexplicable that a team with their top 3 starters throwing this well can put themselves in such a terrible position.

    The offense has been monumentally bad. As in, practically as bad in these 7 games as they were in the 2001 World Series, in which they faced Schilling and Johnson in 5 of the 7 games.

    Except they aren’t facing Schilling and Johnson. Instead, Chen, Saunders, Sanchez.

    • The Real Greg

      Stop repeating the message. We get it. The team sucks. You don’t need to keep repeating it over and over again.

      I will stop with the Chavez stats, if you stop with this.

      • Matt

        I never said the team sucks. Stop putting words in my mouth. You’re such an idiot.

      • Matt

        And you are so stupid if you keep citing Chavez’s numbers. He has crushed line drives and ground balls right at guys all series. He’s having much better AB’s than A-Rod.

      • Barrel Roll

        This team sucks.

  • CH

    I would much prefer to have Nunez out there. Nix simply can’t hit!

    • Karl Krawfid

      Nunez can’t field.

      • CH

        Nunez can field enough, and his approach at the plate plus speed, is much needed right now. I’d roll the dice with him instead of laying down and dying

      • WTF

        Right, because this team is struggling because they’re not fielding well…that should be the priority when putting together a lineup right now

  • Miked

    Hopefully this is over in four

  • Cy Pettitte

    oh look we’re getting robbed again by the shitty umps

  • oldmanalex defacto team captain

    I want to pimp slap that umpire soo bad. safe or not…

  • Matt

    CLEARLY OUT. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?

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

    CLEARLY OUT.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Holy awful call.

  • Hummingbird S.

    great umpiring as usual

  • Roadgeek Adam

    ….

    Can we possibly have it any worse?

  • miky

    OM fucking God

  • Havok9120

    Oh son of a CRAP.

    Umpiring.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    i hate umpires. why are there even umpires?

  • Karl Krawfid

    Fucked again by a guy named Jerry.

    • Roadgeek Adam

      Jerry? That was Jeff Nelson.

    • Frank

      It’s actually Jeff but you’re right on point.

    • Roadgeek Adam

      You all need to stop bitching on a website and start doing something, you might actually accomplish something.

      • Roadgeek Adam

        (This was misplaced. Backspace error)

  • Pasqua

    As if we needed to get fucked by the umps…

  • Winter

    If that run comes around the score someone near me is going to be in pain and it’s not going to be their fault.

  • Nice Scheister

    Not. Even. Close.

  • DC

    This has to be one of the worst years for umpiring in MLB.

  • RetroRob

    A tremendous effort and game by Kuroda, as has been the case by all the Yankees starters.

    Get the out and runs please.

  • Frank

    Brutal call.

  • Chilango

    WHAT? Out by a mile

  • Hugh

    Grief. That’s not even close.

  • Moo Shu Pork (Currently Eddard)

    There’s your union umps, folks. Can’t fire em, can only give em raises every year and let them work postseason games with everything on the line.

  • flamingo

    I like this crowd. Expressing how I feel.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    The umpire just got thrown off by the fact he couldn’t believe Swisher would actually do something useful.

  • Coco

    That ump is a fucking disgraceful piece of shit

  • El Tigre

    Die Bud Selig. Die you crusty old bastard.

  • WTF

    This is a cocksucking team

  • miky

    MLB will continue to be bush leagues until they fix the umpire situation with the obvious replay call. WTF are they waiting for. Oh yeah, the human element is part of the game.

    • Nice Scheister

      Yanks – 0, Tigers – 1, Umps – 1

  • Karl Krawfid

    Logan? Why?

  • David N

    #HIROK

    He deserves so much better than this.

  • Nice Scheister

    Why are ups so OLD? Don’t reflexes, eye sight, reaction time and bowl movements go to shit after 50?!

  • cjc

    they’re terrible enough to lose on their own without any help by the umpires

  • Mick taylor

    Inthe final analysis cashman is to blAme for this mess last year after we could not score runs in the playoffs cashman said repeatedly into the season wehadenough hitting . Wrong. Instead of signing Carlos Beltran who would have really helped the team, he brings back swisher and andruw jones.Swisher now cost us the first game and I said earlier tossing he is in the lineup he will contribute

  • RetroRob

    Amazing. Not uncommon for the umpires assume the out and tag when the ball so clearly beats the runner. In this case, the umpire assumes there was no out because he couldn’t see a tag was made or not. Pretty bad.

  • Nice Scheister

    Why are ups so OLD? Don’t reflexes, eye sight, reaction time and bowel* movements go to shit after 50?!

  • oldmanalex defacto team captain

    maybe cano gets pissed and does something….

  • oldmanalex defacto team captain

    maybe cano gets pissed and does something….

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    He had a perfect angle for that call. How the hell could he fuck it up so badly?

  • Havok9120

    Robbie screwed twice in 2 games. Blah.

  • El Tigre

    What kind of a contract do you guys think Kuroda has earned himself after this year’s performance? The dude pitched like a stud.

  • Tom

    Saving Robertson for extras again Joe?

    Or did you not think they would pinch hit a righty?

    • Tom

      And of course.

  • Babnik

    I simply don’t understand how he was safe.

  • Cy Pettitte

    I can’t believe this bullshit

  • David N

    You just knew that was going to happen.

  • Hugh

    Why Logan?

  • jjyank (HIROK Them Like a Hurricane)

    Fuck you, MLB. Fuck. You.

  • Hummingbird S.

    fuck this team

  • Karl Krawfid

    Why Logan?

    WHY! WHY!

  • The Real Greg

    Those little flares never happen to the Yankees

    • Athenian

      Because they are a bad team and bad teams do not get breaks.

  • Nice Scheister

    Of course. That is the game. Fucken BULLSHIT!

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

    Fuck everything.

  • Moo Shu Pork (Currently Eddard)

    This is why the NFL was so correct in locking out their refs so that they could get the power to fire the incompetent ones. Too bad MLB is too scared of the Umpire union to even try that.

  • RetroRob

    …and now it comes back in the form of a run.

    Then again, if the Yankees can’t score a run, the extra one’s not going to matter.

  • Pasqua

    How does he not get himself ejected here?!

    • Pasqua

      At least he did that right. Although I would have stayed out there for as long as humanly possible and made sure the cameras were on me!

  • The Real Greg

    And that wraps up the Bad Luck bow.

  • miky

    Detroit 1 Umpires 1

  • fire joe girardi

    WHY DID YOU GO TO BOONE LOGAN IN THE EIGHTH JOE, WHY! YOU KNEW THEY WOULD PH A RIGHTY WHO HIT HIM LAST NIGHT. IT IS THE EIGHTH INNING. IT IS THE FUCKING PLAYOFFS. PUT IN DAVID FUCKING ROBERTSON YOU DUMB FUCK.

    Yeah, the ump fucked up too. But that was still the absolutely wrong bullpen move.

    • Hugh

      +1000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000

      For the second night running.

    • Nice Scheister

      This team is playing like they want to go home, minus the starters, D-Rob and MFIKY. ,

      • David N

        And Ichiro and Ibanez. And Jeter, but he’s not here anymore.

  • flamingo

    We should have been batting by now. Umpires the worst.

  • McLovin

    You gotta be kidding me

  • Bud Selig

    I love me some Human Element!

  • Mick taylor

    As I said last week selig and his henchmen umpires would screw the yanks and they did. Randy levine needs to make some statement that these games cannot be called like this

  • Bavarian Yankee

    these umps are a joke. Thanks again, stealing a run yesterday, stealing an out today. Seems like MLB WANTS the Yanks to lose the ALCS, no way they can blow 2 easy calls. Or they just hate Cano, I don’t know.

    • Laz

      Yep, I’d really like to see instant replay. It wasn’t even like the ump was on the other side, he had a PERFECT view of the action.

  • Matt

    One of the worst calls you will see with 2 outs, leads to a run. What a fucking shock.

    You can argue that almost every game the Yankees have lost this postseason has been affected by umpiring. The strike zone in Game 2. The missed call on Cano last night. And now this blooper after the terrible call, that will probably be the difference in the game.

  • Tom

    Umps cost them but this is also Joe mismanagement again.

    It’s a 1-0 game in the 8th.

    You know Leyland is not going to let his lefty hit against Logan. What the hell are you saving Robertson for with the offday tomorrow?

    • The Real Greg

      To be fair, Boone Logan did nothing wrong in that at bat.

      • WhittakerWalt

        He’s 2-2 in allowing inherited runners to score in this series.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    how was boone pitvching there?

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

    Good for Joe.

    I wouldn’t want to be forced to watch this team anymore, either.

  • The Real Greg

    I don’t even question Logan coming in because he induced weak contact.

    That “luckily” fell for a hit.

  • Widget

    Pointless to get angry at the blown call. It’s not like the offense was going to score today anyways. I hope Long is fired after the sweep.

  • Moo Shu Pork (Currently Eddard)

    Now the Yanks will score a run and lose 2-1. You just know they will. Ump should be fired. Leyland has outmanged Joe again. Joe should be fired.

  • Chilango

    Logan? Not DRob of course. We got the trifecta today of shitty managing shitty umpiring and shitty playing.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Brain dead bullpen management.

  • Tom

    Joba? What the hell.

    It’s a 2-0 game…. where the fuck is Robertson. If he’s not injured this is inasnity.

    • Moo Shu Pork (Currently Eddard)

      Dave Robertson can’t pitch because they don’t have the lead. It’s in his contract.

  • Just too disappointed right now

    Im not even surprised by this either

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    another great play there

  • Karl Krawfid

    Way to Swish.

  • Nice Scheister

    Why is Swish still in the OF?!

  • Widget

    The are going to lose because their offensive approach is terrible. Only morons would blame the umps.

    • The Real Greg

      True, but it was a blatant bad call. Umpires are paid to get that call correct

  • Matt

    Another ball that Swisher should have caught. If he wasn’t trying to be fancy and make a leaping grab, he would have caught that.

  • Karl Krawfid

    They are giving him the right side again.

    AMAZING.

  • stuart a

    another great call by the umps. so far cost us 1 run maybe more.

    swusher should have caught that fould ball.

    he is awful

  • The Real Greg

    WHY DONT ALL ASK GIRARDI THESE QUESTIONS YOURSELF?

    • Brooklyn Nets

      Why aren’t you banned yet? Seriously you’re just the worst.

      • Havok9120

        He’s not even close to the worst.

        I mean, he can be annoying, but he’s not the worst.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      WHY MUST YOU KEEP TRYING TO PROVE YOU ARE AN IDIOT?

    • Widget

      you really are a stupid bastard.

  • Chilango

    Wait! Swish is hurt. Take him out. NOW

  • Karl Krawfid

    Series over.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Good thing DRob and Soriano will be well rested for the off day.

    Dumb. Dumb. Dumb.

  • Nice Scheister

    Yankees – 0, Tigers – 1, Umps – 2

  • stuart a

    so the ump call has now cost them 2 runs. but heck why get the call right it would take to much time.

    so compare crapo and cabrera!!!don’t laugh.. cano could not carry his socks….

  • fire joe girardi

    Why did you put Joba in? DAVID FUCKING ROBERTSON. THIS IS NOT THE REGULAR SEASON. You gave up on the game again, you stupid stupid fuck.

    • WTF

      He should have put Lowe in

  • Widget

    So he goes to Logan than Joba? Yeah let’s blame the umps.

    • Laz

      Inning should be over.

      • Widget

        So what? That’s not an excuse to skip over your best bullpen guys.

  • flamingo

    Well. Detroit 1, Umpires 2.

  • Chilango

    Jobber really steps up hahaha fuck you Girardi you’re a mess.

  • WTF

    Another ball swisher should have caught. What a piece of shit. Keep smiling asshole. WORST POSTSEASON PLAYER EVER! If he actually got on base I’m pretty sure he’d trip running the bases

  • Hugh

    Thank goodness Robertson will be fresh for the next game.

  • Matt

    WHAT A FUCKING SHOCK.

    Umpire blows the call. Swisher misses the ball he should catch. An inning that should have been over costs us the game.

    FUCK MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL. Umpiring has stolen 3 games now from us this postseason. These are not just innocent missed calls. These are missed calls in the biggest moments of game which are changing the entire complexion of the game.

    • Hugh

      There’s no conspiracy but you are right.

    • True blue

      Tell me the last time a MLB team ever won getting shut out? The umps aren’t to blame here.

      • Matt

        Yes they are. A 1-0 deficit is a very different game than 3-0 or more.

        They had 2 more innings to score 1 run, with their bullpen incredibly shaky.

        They could very well come back now and lose by 1 or 2 runs. The call changed the ENTIRE COMPLEXION OF THE GAME. What do you not get?

      • Mick taylor

        You know nothing about baseball. There is a huge difference between a 1-0 game and 3-0 game. With a 3-0 lead Detroit pitchers can relax a little. Conversely the yank hitters will press even more. One swing by ibanez in a 1 run game ties the game . So that call on top of yesterday’s blown call very much caused the yanks to lose.

  • miky

    It’s over. Wait till next year!!

  • Moo Shu Pork (Currently Eddard)

    Ballgame over. Series over. Bad umpiring, bad management, bad offense. You just can’t win with all 3 of those things going against you. They will not beat Verlander in Game 3. Final score 5-0. CC wins Game 4. Final score 1-0. Yanks lose in 5. Final score 4-0.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Not to mention Monday is an off day.

  • Frank

    Besides a lack of offense, the inability to close out an inning after getting 2 outs has been an ongoing problem for this team all year.

  • El Tigre

    Bright side. Verlander on Tuesday.

    /sarcasm

    • Nice Scheister

      Maybe he’ll generate some power for these noodle bats.

  • Peter

    This offense is a joke. We need some serious work in the offseason. Im tired of great regular seasons and getting out a** kicked in the postseason.

  • McLovin

    Verlander pitching tomorrow this cant get even better

    • Karl Krawfid

      Yankees don’t play tomorrow.

      • McLovin

        I cant even think straight

  • Nice Scheister

    Terrible umpiring, hitting, fielding and managing. This is the last game I watch in this series unless it goes to seven. Which HA! Ain’t gonna happen.

    • Laz

      Fine don’t watch. You only watch when they win?

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    thank you umpires, girardi, and swisher for making the lead go from difficult to impossible

  • The Real Greg

    BY the way Girardi has been managing the same way all year. And won 95 games. So it can’t be him, can it?

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      A manager’s moves are most effective in close games, and we all know how well the Yankees do it those.

    • Tom

      Yes it can… can you not see the mismanagement of the last 2 games?
      Even for you, this is beyond ridiculous.

      What it means is the Yankees have a high talent level, not that Girardi is a great manager.

      • The Real Greg

        Really?

        I don’t see a high talent level anywhere.

        • Tom

          Are you kidding me? You can’t possible be this ignorant.

          • Tom

            *possibly*

            • The Real Greg

              Not according to how everybody on here speaks about them.

              Grandy-garbage
              Swisher-garbage
              Cano-garbage
              ARod-garbage

        • Need Pitching & Hitting

          You can’t have it both ways. Are you saying they won 95 games with no talent, but great managing?

          • The Real Greg

            Why can’t I have it be both ways? Why can’t it be both?

            • The Real Greg

              The Yankees won 95 games with an injury-riddled old roster with average talent.

              A lot of people have said that this has been Girardi’s best managerial job with the Yankees. This is why.

              • Need Pitching & Hitting

                Average talent?

                LOL.

                • The Real Greg

                  Not many people thought that they would MAKE the playoffs. They thought Rays and Red Sox.

                  • Need Pitching & Hitting

                    Huh?

                    Most people thought they would make the playoffs.

  • Just too disappointed right now

    Sorry to be negative but this game is over

    • Rahul

      That’s completely realistic. It’s over, and we mind as well kiss the fucking series goodbye because Verlander will fucking own the Yankees in Game 3

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

    So…

    0-2, going to Detroit, Verlander in Game 3.

    lol

    Masochist’s heaven.

  • Frank

    Yanks staring straight down the barrel of a 4 game sweep.

  • Tom

    Get Lowe up.

    Why not completely set fire to a 1-0 game while your 2 best relievers look on.

    This beyond laughable at this point – who knows if they come back from 1-0, but this is now 2 games in a row Joe has completely screwed up.

    • The Real Greg

      And yet he won 95 games and a playoff series by managing that way.

      • Tom

        In spite of Girardi, not because of Girardi.

        Do you seriously think the moves the last 2 games were smart?

        • The Real Greg

          I don’t have all the facts surrounding them. Why didn’t anybody ask him about the moves?

          Plus if the mananger gets no credit for wins, he shouldn’t take blame for losses. A logical algorithm.

          • Need Pitching & Hitting

            He was asked about the moves. The writers ask about all the idiotic moves. He just gives the same generic nonsense responses.

          • fire joe girardi

            How is that a logical algorithm, dummy?

            A manager does not get credit for wins because he does not do the baseball-playing and pitching and hitting, which is necessary to wins. Raul Ibanez does play in the game. So, he can contribute to the outcome — hit a home run, knock in a run, whatever. By doing so, he actually deserves some credit for the win. The manager doesn’t play, so he doesn’t contribute anything toward the win.

            However, the manager can meddle. Very often, this meddling actually is bad — like when he orders a sacrifice bunt that kills a rally, or works a matchup that doesn’t make any sense, or intentionally walks someone, or puts in a bunch of shitty relievers when he has a rested pen pretending it’s the fucking regular season. While these decisions may not be solely responsible for a loss, when there’s enough of them and they’re obviously counter-productive, then the manager does deserve some responsibility for the loss.

            Girardi has made many obviously counter-productive decisions today and yesterday, and absolutely deserves responsibility for the loss.

            • The Real Greg

              Girardi had the balls to pinch hit Ibanez for ARod. Doesn’t that count as a successful meddle?

          • Tom

            You keep saying this stupid “why doesn’t anyone ask him?”

            WHO. CARES.

            Robertson pitched last night. He was apparently unavailable in the 8th inning of a 2-0 game, but suddenly available in the 11th inning. Now I don’t have all the facts, and maybe they got a witch doctor out there who healed him up between the 8th and the 11th, but what facts do you need?

            Must you defend Girardi at all costs, how can you not see how truly bad these moves are?

            • The Real Greg

              There is no such thing as a bad move. There are moves that work and moves that don’t work.

              • Need Pitching & Hitting

                Wow. Just wow.

                So if they left a healthy CC off of the playoff roster so Nova or Garcia could take his place, that wouldn’t be a bad move?

                It’s like you are trying to prove your stupidity.

  • fire joe girardi

    Now, of course, in the off chance that it goes into extra innings again, he has successfully burned half the pen on one batter each. Inexcusably, inexcusably, amazingly, incomprehendingly, shockingly, infuriatingly, outrageously fucking stupid.

  • Roadgeek Adam

    Rob Drake – HP
    Sam Holbrook – 1B (Mr. Infield Fly)
    Jeff Nelson – 2B (…)
    Gary Cederstrom – 3B
    Mike Winters – LF
    Jeff Kellogg (CC) – RF

    That’s our umpiring crew. I’ve respected most of Drake’s consistent strike zone, been generous to both pitchers. I know Holbrook is on my list of MUST BE FIRED IMMEDIATELY umpires.

  • Athenian

    Don’t blame the umpires. Their calls have not been great but the Yankees have scored 4 run in the last 20 innings. Their mega stars have mailed it in…Arod, Cano, Swisher, Granderson…so the Yankees are getting EXACTLY what they deserve, being embarrassed on national television in the playoffs.

    They tell their fans they sign people for the playoffs and then continue to reward players for failing. Not one job, outside playing for the Yankees or working on wall st rewards employees for failure. The Yankees will continue I this fashion by extending Cano to another crippling contract during his declining, pouting years (how can you not run out a ground ball. Such an ass), picking up Granderson cuz, you know he hits HR’s, and continuing to mortgage the future by trading the farm system.

    It is sad but unexpected that they are in this position.

    • Laz

      Umpires cost at least 1 run yesterday, and gave detroit runs today.

    • Nice Scheister AKA M.F.I.K.Umps

      The game should be 1-0. Period. It’s not, someone made a mistake, there’s zero accountability for screw ups in this multi-billion dollar sport and we’re supposed to deal with it. It’ll be a footnote, IF the yanks score a run there will be a lot of angry people, rightfully so. This team is The Walking Dead, which will help me forget about this game in a couple of hours.

    • Roadgeek Adam

      This season in the MLB in general has had some shitty umpirical calls. Not just the Yankees. Other calls have just been utter crap.

      Chavez of the As, hits Prince Fielder gets hit by accident, gets thrown out.

      AJ Pierzynski, gripes about Lance Barrett’s really poor strike zone, thrown out with Robin Ventura.

      Zach Greinke, when he was playing with the Brewers, thrown out for throwing the ball down in the 1st inning. Roenicke joins him.

      Reynolds throws his glove down in frustration of a reversed call with Jhnonny Peralta.

      Just look at some of these ejection videos on MLB.com. The calls on ones that aren’t arguing balls and strikes are just utter garbage.

    • ClayDavis

      I would argue that the Cano play was a huge one last night. They would have had a lead and the bases would have been loadd. Epic momentum killer.

  • Nice Scheister AKA M.F.I.K.Umps

    There aren’t enough base runners to make Raul a factor in this game.

  • Bavarian Yankee

    how does an old German saying go? First they didn’t have any luck and then they had bad luck too.

    F*ck those umps. Next time they blow a call I’d just let the team walk off the field and forfeit the game. It’s about f*cking time to expand replay in the postseason, they can’t do ridiculous calls like that every f*cking day. And it’s not like it’s just happening here. With some better umpiring the Braves might still be in the playoffs and the Cards might be sitting at home. Some teams really get screwed this year.

  • Moo Shu Pork (Currently Eddard)

    It is party Girardi’s fault for awful strategy. Last night with a base open he pitched to Delmon Young. Tonight, with a base open Jimmy Leyland walked Raul Ibanez. Fool me once, shame on you fool me twice shame on me. At least one manager figured that out.

    Awful bullpen management. Soriano and Robertson only go 1 yesterday in extras? Phelps in before Joba? Tonight it’s 1-0 and Joe is still saving Robertson and Soriano for the off day tomorrow. They had an off day during CC’s start. Just horrific management.

    • WhittakerWalt

      They still got two hits after Young’s hit.

  • Chilango

    This was a train wreck waiting to happen. We squeaked out of the O’s series because of twin miracles, but the problems persist. Maybe it’s bad Karma (Greg might like this) for trying to bully and buy the WS every fucking year. Get rid of these losers go home and try it another way.

    • Davud

      “for trying to bully…” WTF does that even mean, “bully”? Bully who? And by what means?

  • Rahul

    Even if the Yankees did come back the fuckers would only tie it and lose in extra innings. I give up. FUCK THESE PIECES OF SHITTTTTTTTTTTT

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    the difference between the yankees and the tigers is that the tigers take advantage of opportunities, the yankees wilt. this is a sad postseason performance and the fact that the won the alds is only possible because of nearly PERFECT pitching. kuroda should of went 8 here with 0 runs.

  • fire joe girardi

    I hope that stupid fucking binder gets wedged in Joe’s stupid fucking gut and tears a big hole in his ass, leaving him unable to manage anymore.

  • miky

    Because he’s an old out of shape fuck who couldn’t get on top of the play

  • TomH

    I’m watching Gameday. Is Joe really letting Rapada pitch to Young? Boy vs Man?

    • Laz

      Nope, new pitcher.

  • Frank

    4 pitchers to get the third out of the inning after Kuroda gets the first 2 outs. Unbelievable.

  • Kevin G.

    Seriously? The umps steal a run from us yesterday and hand the Tigers two or more runs today? Really? For a team that already can’t hit a lick?

    Fuck umpires. Fuck Bud Selig. Fuck the Offense. Fuck Jeff Nelson. Fuck ARod. Fuck Cano. Fuck Granderson. Fuck Swisher. Fuck everybody besides Jeter, Ichiro, Ibanez and our starters.

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      you forgot girardi, a big FUCK Girardi too

  • Karl Krawfid

    Not to mention, giving up your top prospects for players other teams don’t want.

    Montero and Jackson would be great to have right now.

    • The Real Greg

      HINDSIGHT!

      • Barrel Roll

        Not hindsight, Cashman sucks as a GM.

        • Havok9120

          They really were one of the two or three best offenses in the MLB you know. And they assembled a pretty great rotation. And dealt with injuries all year. And won 95 games again. And made it to the ALCS for the 3rd time in 4 years.

          I mean, we have no idea how the last couple seasons would have gone with Jackson here instead of Granderson or with Montero in the lineup, but lets not delude ourselves into thinking the team is and has been bad.

    • Bavarian Yankee

      having Pineda and Granderson would be great too.

  • bobtaco

    Have you ever had deja deja deja vu?

    • McLovin

      Maybe

  • miky

    Detroit Umpires 3 New York Yankees 0

  • dave

    cano fucking laughing with cabrera!!! fuckin chump POS

    • Effthisnoise

      They are millionaires, of course he is laughing…prob hit the club last night and will tonight too

      • dave

        ya he’s got a booth with miggy post game with a couple of white girls

  • Karl Krawfid

    I’m positive if the Yankees drafted Mike Trout, he would have been traded.

    • Laz

      Yet people still want the yankees to trade 4 top prospects for Upton again this offseason.

      • Havok9120

        You really shouldn’t come into a Game Thread expecting consistency from the posters.

        • Laz

          Which is why GM’s don’t make brash decisions, and try not to get too attached to any players.

  • Tom

    Eppley?

    At this point Roberston is hurt, no?

  • gut the yankees

    Hey guys the Giants are killing it in San Francisco

    • Babnik

      yea playing awesome…like a team.

  • flamingo

    Can’t argue with a swinging strike, I guess.

  • Matt

    The Yankees have not scored so far, but they very well could have in the next 2 innings.

    What that call does is it takes away the chance for the Yankees to run into a mistake and erase the entire rest of the game. Now they have to put together a huge rally to tie it up, and that is probably not going to happen barring a miracle.

    1-0 is very different than 3-0, and the hitters will change their approach as well in this new situation. That one call at 2nd base probably took away any chance the Yankees had to win this series.

    And don’t even think of blaming the team for not getting the 3rd out. They hit a blooper and a ground ball, not two line drives afterwards. The inning should have already been over.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Swish is done as a Yankee folks.

    I’m so happy.

  • Chilango

    It seems like all the calls have gone Detroit’s way because the Tigers have actually put runners on base and moved them around. The Yanks haven’t done shit. So they lose 3-0 instead of 1-0. So what

    • Karl Krawfid

      Really!

    • Havok9120

      We’ll also ignore the close calls that kept runs from scoring yesterday. Because otherwise, it doesn’t fit together so well.

      • Chilango

        OK, but the teams are just not evenly matched. The Yankees are getting spanked. Anibal Sanchez for Christ sake. C’mon

        • Matt

          Spanked? You can’t be serious. Every game has been close, and missed calls on the bases have screwed the Yankees out of some huge chances to win these games.

          The strike zone has also completely changed as each game has gone along, and is not going both ways. Yankees hitters have been screwed on some shitty calls, and their pitchers have not gotten the same ones.

          These two teams are very evenly matched but one team has gotten every call or break imaginable. There is nothing you can fucking do. An asterisk should be put next to this series if Detroit wins it.

        • Havok9120

          I understand. I’m really ticked about the sudden offensive ineptitude as well. But these have been game-altering calls. When it evens out, its fine, but the 3 huge ones have all gone the Tigers way.

          The offensive is to blame for this, but teams that snap out of these slumps either do it bit by bit or with lucky breaks in calls and bounces. We’re not getting any. Instead we get Peralta playing with a Gold Glove and the umps doing their thing.

  • Karl Krawfid

    See how Leyland takes out his shitty defensive players!

  • miky

    controversial call??? how about blown fucking call?

    • McLovin

      Isnt every blown call a so called controversial call

      • miky

        no controversial means there is a difference of opinion. Does anybody think he was really out?

        • Need Pitching & Hitting

          Besides the umpire?

          No

  • Mick taylor

    I just saw something really despicable when tbs came back after the break, for the pitching change to eppley youcould see cano laughing it up with Miguel Cabrera. Goes to show the fans care more about this gamethan millionaire players like cano.

    • dave

      yes!! i saw that too, was fuckin disgusting..i commented about it above but didn’t thnk anyone saw it. Ya the casual attitude is wearing fuckin thin with him

  • Effthisnoise

    Holynshitnthat ball was 2feet off the plate

  • Nice Scheister AKA M.F.I.K.Umps

    Now the strike zone has opened up six inches.

  • Winter

    Arguing about a strike, even if it’s a bad strike, does nothing. Cano’s just taking his frustration out on the ump.

  • Matt

    Now the home plate umpire too. FUCK MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL.

    • dave

      oh please..fuck the yankee hitters

      • Havok9120

        Those two breaking balls were well in the other batters box. Even if Cano was hitting like he did the last week or two of the season, he still couldn’t have done anything that AB.

        • dave

          we’re talking about a couple of at-bats at the hands of the umps..what about the countless horrible at bats by our “hitters”

  • Karl Krawfid

    Why even throw strikes!

  • flamingo

    How was that a strike?

  • Effthisnoise

    Dude no one can deal with that strike zone. Umps are giving 0 chance for a comeback

  • El Tigre

    Why are people complaining about calls? Complain about Cano.

    • Effthisnoise

      Hard to hit when your O 2 on balls so far off the plate. Cano has sucked but that was bs

      • http://twitter.com/mikhel2 Mikhel

        Canó has been swinging at pitches outside of the home plate. Umpires typically call strikes where the batter likes to swing.

        If a player likes low pitches NEAR the strike zone, the umpire usually extends the strike zone.

        For Canó there have been mostly outside pitches since he faced Miguel Ángel “El Mariachi” González of the Orioles.

    • Matt

      Because Cano is supposed to hit fastballs 6 inches off the plate outside? He had no chance in that at bat.

  • Luisergi

    Cano just wants this to end, fuck him.

  • NickVA

    Does baseball have the worse officials in all of sports?

    • Roadgeek Adam

      I’d argue worse than the replacement refs.

    • David N

      Right now, it sure as hell feels like it.

    • http://twitter/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

      I believe that MLB just does a terrible job of mitigating the inevitabilities of human officiating. The umpires simply can’t be counted on to get every call right, why do we put up with it? We have the technology to reverse a lot of blown calls.
      But no. Baseball has this culture of archaism, and the need to be old for old’s sake. I get some of that, but we shouldn’t sacrifice the integrity of the game for it. The “human element” is crap.

  • McLovin

    Its like everytime they vs the tigers theres always blown calls like in 06 with the foul ball on Bernie

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

    So, going to Comerica Park, where the Yankees have historically struggled, and they need to win at least two of three, and they’re facing Verlander, Scherzer, and Fister.

    Good luck with that.

    • Martien

      If it keeps on going like this, at least we won’t have to see Detroit celebrating on our field.

    • Chilango

      Dude don’t even waste time thinking about it. Today was the must win game. The offense didn’t show up then Girardi brought in Logan and Jobber everyone and his uncle…except Rob. Then a blown call at 2d and it over. GO BLUE.

  • Hugh

    So, how many well-hit balls by the Yanks tonight?

    Tex’s early double. ARod hit one reasonably well in lining out to left. Did I miss any?

    • http://twitter.com/mikhel2 Mikhel

      This game is won with runs, not by “well-hit balls”, a team can win with bloopers.

      Heck, the 1990′s team used to beat teams with texas-leaguers and bloopers. This team needs those types of players who know how to hit singles instead of always looking for homeruns.

    • Tom

      Nix hammered a ball in his first AB (fly/lineout to LF, pretty deep)

  • CH

    So it is pretty safe to assume that Soriano and Swisher will not be back. But why on earth would they bring back Granderson? Save the money and try to be smart for once. And fire Kevin Long. Multiple people should be fired/replaced for this pitiful performance.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    last night i was pissed, depressed when i got home. will not be upset or have trouble going to bed tonight. series on the line against verlander. i actually think being away from yankee stadium will be good for the yanks. the vibe just has not been good and at least they won’t get booed after every ab (just before)

  • NickVA

    Hey, the Jets won today.

    • McLovin

      but but the Jets suck

    • Havok9120

      So did my Giants.

      Or they will shortly. I hope. It’d be awful if that somehow gets blown as well.

  • Karl Krawfid

    D-Rob and Soriano get 2 days off.

  • miky

    Wow Bart I’d love to be living in that fantasy world of yours

  • Matt

    Selig is so full of shit.

    It would take nothing to have expanded instant replay RIGHT NOW. Just the fact that TBS can show whether a call was correct or not in about 20 seconds demonstrates this fact.

    Why won’t he pilot test it in the postseason like he did with HR calls? Because he doesn’t want instant replay, which would help teams like the Yankees who have been getting screwed left and right.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Just put the fucking replay on the big ass TV they have.

    Jesus.

    • flamingo

      Seems like the obvious thing to do, since they’re probably showing it there anyway, right?

      • Karl Krawfid

        They don’t. They show it on the small tvs around the stadium though. It’s stupid.

        • flamingo

          Every stadium should start putting every blown call on the big screen until umpires begin to be accountable. Something’s got to give.

  • Luisergi

    All in all, one of the shitiest weekends i can remember in my whole life.

  • your mom

    This team blows better luck next year.

  • McLovin

    The only hope we got is a grand slam by Rauuuulll

  • Nice Scheister AKA M.F.I.K.Umps

    This is 51% the umps and 49% Bullpen Mgmt. if they don’t score a single run, it’s a moot point anyway.

    • Chilango

      this

  • D23

    Guys,

    Blame the offense. And most importantly you got to stick behind the team. Yes we got Verlander. But the game got to be played. One game at a time and it ain’t over til its over. Win 2 out of 3 in Detriot is doable but gonna take offense finally waking up, some breaks and some luck. This team will not roll over til its over.

    • Nice Scheister AKA M.F.I.K.Umps

      It’s not over, but they sure as hell are rolling over.

  • David N

    Good: Ibanez up.

    Bad: Nobody on.

  • toad

    Girardi’s use of the bullpen has been terrible. Why the hell won’t he use his best relievers in key situations. What kind of strategy is this?

  • NickVA

    You heard it here. Arod is going to hit a HR.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    C’mon Raul.

    3-run HR.

    I know you can do it.

  • oldmanalex defacto team captain

    the worst part is arods gonna end the game.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Go ahead and swing out of your shoes Martin!

  • Chilango

    Attaboy Russ air it out.

  • Nice Scheister AKA M.F.I.K.Umps

    Well at least there’s a new season of Walking Dead starting tonight, after watching these walkers go through the motion it’ll be fun to see some with some more life.

    • NickVA

      Funny but true.

  • Hugh

    Reckon I just saw Leyland saying “Dig up my mom. She could strike out the last three here.”

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

    Feeble, feeble, feeble.

    This team blows.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Poor A-Rod man.

    • A-Punk aka Luisergi

      He is anything but poor…

  • Karl Krawfid

    A-Rod use to hit that to right field.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Right field. Thank you. THANK YOU.

  • David N

    Could have used that hit a while ago, but…okay, I guess we have to take it.

  • Kevin G.

    Holy sh*t

  • NickVA

    Put your rally caps on.

  • Mick taylor

    After seeing cano whooping it up withmiguel Cabrera I have lost more than half my love for this team

  • Nice Scheister AKA M.F.I.K.Umps

    A BASEHIT YESYEYSYESYEYSYEYSYE BAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Fdjcndsncnfenxnd

  • Havok9120

    And it has to be ARod, just to get some more ire leveled at him.

    Meanwhile, attendance was supposedly announced at just over 47K again.

    Hahahaha…..ARod with a base hit. That’s pretty funny. BUST A MOVE BOYS.

  • A-Punk aka Luisergi

    hahahahahahaha A-Punk is just messing now

  • Effthisnoise

    Lol this zone

  • A-Punk aka Luisergi

    I can’t believe he is leaving granderson against the leftie

  • D23

    That s a difference between Detroit and the Yankees in this series, Detroit hitting to driving in a run, Yankees go for the long ball. I would start Brett in game 3 for Swish.

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

    RABers:

    Take a good, long look at Yankee Stadium.

    There won’t be baseball there again until April.

  • RetroRob

    These two home games went as poorly as can be, from lack of hitting, injury to a key player, bad umpire calls, and a combination of indifferent Yankee fans not showing up at the park to booing Yankee fans. In other words, can’t get any worse.

    A day off and a reset can’t hurt.

  • Karl Krawfid

    But he hit 40 home runs!

  • Hugh

    Just wow. Try and hit that ball over the fence from off the ground. Great way to finish.

  • Willballs

    Ive never in all my 39 years of watching playoff baseball ever seen a team strike out as much in clutch spots and have 4 top players all hitting under .200!
    This is a 2nd all time low for me in Yankee land!
    Funny thing is aside from winning championship in 2009 since Arod has joined this team it’s been the most un-clutch team in post season with one at bat worse than next.

    • http://twitter.com/mikhel2 Mikhel

      That was already in motion since JoeT began to lose the players brought to the Yankees by Gene Michaels and Buck Showalter. Their next crop of players were different and JoeT never ever won again with those players.

  • Nice Scheister AKA M.F.I.K.Umps

    Granderson swings over the top of a pitch in the dirt, fitting way to end the game. All they needed was bags runners yet everyone is swinging for the fences. Awful baseball.

  • Effthisnoise

    Man its gonna be sweet when the yanks come back to win this series

  • your mom

    Fuck the Tigers.

  • Anthony

    Can’t wait for changes this offseason. Don’t know what they will be, but I know they will happen.

  • Knoxvillain

    Any more “true fans” think they’re gonna win the World Series, let alone win a game?

    • http://twitter/TheRealJeromeS Jerome S.

      I still think they can. I’m not calling it over yet.
      I will say that it’s just as foolish to say that the Yankees will win the World Series as it is to say that they won’t. So I will simply say that they can.

  • Chris

    I guarantee the Yankees comeback and win the next 4 games.

    • Effthisnoise

      I agree. They win this series. Tigers are not good.

      • Knoxvillain

        And the Yankees are?

        • Effthisnoise

          Have faith, they have over come huge obsticles all year.

      • Hugh

        I totally agree the Tigers are not that good. But we are much worse at the moment. How can we win one game, let alone four, with no runs?

        • Hugh

          I mean, just watch the replay of the final k by Granderson on Gameday. I know he got shafted on the first strike call but he swung on that last pitch on like its fourth bounce.

  • stuart a

    if the score was 1 nothing they probably still lose but it changes everything.

    arod got a single thru the infield, lets sign him to an extension to please his delusional fanbase.

    they came out like killers today, with there backs to the wall, a tremendous performance. so many great ab’s and big contributors where do I start..

    this team should give back all there pay, disgraceful….

  • D23

    Rob,

    good point. They need to get out and start fresh. If the As, Giants can come back 2-0 to tie the series, why couldn’t the Yanks? I know, I know, we go against Verlander, the offense is horrendous, yada yada yada. We need some breaks and some luck and got to take one W to get us going….

  • Moo Shu Pork (Currently Eddard)

    By the end of this series, which will either be in the next 2 or 3 games, the trio of Alex Rodriguez, Curtis Granderson and Nick Swisher will shatter the all time record for strikeouts in one postseason series.

    This team’s soul was lost when Mariano went down. It’s heart was lost when Jeter went down. You will see no fight back in Detroit.

    • http://twitter.com/mikhel2 Mikhel

      7 and 23 was their record when they didn’t hit a homerun. THAT’s what is wrong, they depend too much of the long ball.

      Even in the 9th inning you could see Martin taking hacks at the ball even when a solo HR was of no use because they needed a rally, to put together a string of hits to pressure Detroit’s pitchers.

      And the last out of the game? Granderson K’s trying to hit it out of the park.

  • Chilango

    Tough to see them winning in Detroit, even when CC goes. Team is lost right now. The axis of shitty hitting -Swish, Granderson and ARod- plus Cano’s astonishing choke are too much to overcome. Hope I’m wrong

  • Mick taylor

    Paul o’neil said you if you are the yankees you have to show some fire get angry with the tigers. I guess he did not see ca pecking fit up with Miguel Cabrera after that blown call. Could anyone see o’neill or Jorge posada doing that? Jorge I miss you

  • Mick taylor

    Sorry forthe typos. Meant to say cano whooping it up

  • McLovin

    Boo

  • Mick taylor

    Jorge would have kicked cano’s ass if he saw thatWhooping it up session

  • Mick taylor

    Can you see Paul o’neil whooping it up with manny Ramirez during the playoffs