ALDS Game Five Spillover Thread

ALDS Game Five Thread: Orioles @ Yankees
ALCS Bound: Yanks take Game Five behind Sabathia

There’s your run, CC.

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ALDS Game Five Thread: Orioles @ Yankees
ALCS Bound: Yanks take Game Five behind Sabathia
  • Karl Krawfid

    1 run won’t win this game.

    Sorry.

    Swish should be on the bench.

    • awesomeo

      Don’t like being so negative, but he shouldn’t be batting 5 or whatever at the very least…

    • The Real Greg

      Oh 1 run could win this game. Have you seen the O’s on offense? Plus the weather is keeping the ball in the park.

      Oh yes, this could be a 1-0 game.

      • Karl Krawfid

        Yeah but bloops and broken bat hits can happen.

        Seems to always happen against the Yanks.

    • Bill R

      welp it’s 2-0.. How about now?

  • Eddard

    That’s the only run CC is gonna get. He must shut them down and not allow a run. If he can only go 7, so be it, Drob and Soriano have been lights out but he cannot allow a run because there are no more coming.

  • djyank

    cc should go the distance. he is better than sori……..even after 8 innings of work

  • CUYanks

    CC at 57 pitches through 5. Take us home, big man.

  • dkidd

    hammel threw a lot of pitches that inning

    let’s bust it open in the 6th

  • ThatstheMelkyMesaWaysa

    How bout this small ball? Makes me feel so out of place.

  • awesomeo

    We gotta get 2-3 runs in one shot because I’m sure buck has hammel on a very short leash.

  • your mom

    Need a shutdown inning here.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    I bet TBS is waiting until the 8th inning to do their Monday Night Raw swerve. Ripken comes out of the booth to pinch-hit because Smoltz is announced as the new GM of Yankee Stadium.

  • Anthony

    We made Hammel pitch last inning hope that got to him a little.

  • Karl Krawfid

    CC is getting no calls away.

    Hammel is getting everything.

  • David N

    That should have been a strike.

  • Mick taylor

    Where are all the swisher fans this choke king hits into a double play and costs us a run. If girardi wants to win this game he needs to pull swisher and put gardner out there

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

      You mean the Brett Gardner that has had 3 AB’s since April AND has a weak arm? That’s the guy you want to put in RF? Don’t get me wrong Swish has been awful, but Gardner is not the answer.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        I’m not sure weak arm should be a deciding factor here.
        Gardner’s arm, while somewhat weak, is effective because of getting to the ball quickly, quick release, and pretty good accuracy.
        Swisher’s arm is neither strong nor effective.

        Anyways, if that was the sub, Gardner would play LF and Ichiro RF.

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

          That I would be okay with IF Gardner was given a chance to show he could hit the ball.

          • Need Pitching & Hitting

            It would be a nice option to have, but Gardner’s bat is a complete unknown at this point.

            If they advance, I really wouldn’t mind them taking the shot though. If nothing else, it would strengthen the OF defense, particularly useful in Comerica.

    • awesomeo

      Only reason I assume he is in while arod rides pine is he doesn’t want to put ibanez in RF to cover for him, and Gardner’s bat at this point is an unknown. I would rather take the unknown over the known though…

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

    Something just hit me…how is it fair that the 3 seed gets a day off between the LCS meanwhile the 1 seed (in this case the Yankees) don’t if each series goes 5 games.

    • David N

      It’s completely fair if you use Bud Selig logic.

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

        Bud Selig logic: I want a wild card and I’m in charge!!! I want it and I want it NOW!!!! Logistics and Logic and fairness to Division winners BE DAMNED!!!!!!

    • The Real Greg

      That’s why the 3 seed gets the better edge in this format.

      • vicki

        three seed with the seventh best record in the league, no less.

    • CUYanks

      At least if the Yankees win, Detroit has to quickly hop on a plane to NY for Game 1.

      • David N

        If I were the Tigers, I’d make that trade for having Verlander on regular rest in Game 3 in a heartbeat.

      • Jete’sCleats

        Are the Tigers still sitting in Oakland, or did they fly back to Detroit?

  • David N

    An Orioles-Nats World Series, you say? Hmm, I’m not so keen.

  • Tom

    2-0 slider, 3-1 slider… Martin gets himself in favorable counts and rather than just sit on a fastball, he’s swinging at offspeed stuff.

    The Yankees have done this a lot. Even if it’s a strike, it’s OK to take a pitch in those counts.

    • The Real Greg

      That’s because Martin was not thrown a fastball at all. Hammel was throwing basically all off speed to Martin

      • Tom

        Then either take it or sit on the damn pitch – he was fooled 3-1 and had a check swing.

        Also, the 2-1 was a fastball. So by “at all” you mean…

        If he was sitting slider 3-1, then that should not have been a check swing where he was fooled by it.

  • Ethan

    Yankee stadium, in the words of Samuel L Jackson: Wake the FUCK up!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Go talk to CC please.

    Missing up a lot.

  • The Real Greg

    See what I mean. Someone is going to have to really hit it hard to drive into this wind and weather.

    • TomH

      Air is dense. You gotta whack the hell out of it.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Whew.

  • Anthony

    WOAH

  • Eddard

    DO NOT CHALLENGE MCCLOUTH! HE IS THEIR ONLY HITTER! Are they watching the games?

  • David N

    Wow, just foul.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    omg sofa king close

  • TomH

    Don’t like all these 3-ball counts.

  • The Real Greg

    Replay shows its foul.

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

    guyz?! HOmer? Foul? PLease?! John Sterling is useless!!

  • Hummingbird S.

    that’s foul…barely

  • BigBlueAL

    That ball was foul.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Walk him if you have to CC.
    Don’t let their only hot hitter beat you.

  • Pat D

    I thought that was fair. Then I saw the replay and saw it was barely foul.

  • oldmanalex currently benchwarming

    that shit is foul.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    You could see the shadow of the ball reflect off the foul pole. That close.

  • David N

    Or, might have hit the pole.

    • The Real Greg

      You need indisputable evidence to prove it. There’s no way to overturn it.

  • Hummingbird S.

    I wonder why the Yankees have so much trouble with Nate McLouth

  • Ethan

    Foul, definitely foul.

  • Karl Krawfid

    wow just foul.

    They really need to talk to CC. His missing a lot now.

  • Frigidevil

    Aww shit it hit the pole

  • Eddard

    It may have nicked the foul pole. Why you would give McClouth anything to drive is beyond me. He’s their only guy hitting.

  • Tom

    Smoltz is a fucking embarrassment. (pardon the language)

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

      Ha, that language is light compared to most stuff here. But I tend to agree, regardless of what was actually said.

    • Ethan

      That shit was foul. No question Smoltz is an embarrassment. Fuck the language!

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

        He called it fair? Sorry stuck on the radio.

        • Tom

          He started real time thinking it was fair (before the replay) then went to “it was over the pole” (after one replay) than it was “maybe it ticked the pole”.

          He was basically trying to talk himself into all the different scenarios where it could be a HR.

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

            It’s really embarrassing that they let him call these games.

  • David N

    Everyone exhale.

  • Matt

    I honestly cannot tell whether that hit the pole or not. It was just too close.

  • Tom

    You are not allowed to argue after a replay… get Buck off the field (or toss him)

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    It did look like the ball changed direction slightly.

    • Anthony

      It really didn’t look like it hit at all, at least to me.

    • jay

      I’m with you for sure

    • David N

      But in the other replay it didn’t look like the ball touched it at all.

  • jay

    I think it hit the pole…caught a break.

    • Rek4gehrig

      It didn’t. The call was correct

  • awesomeo

    Don’t jinx sabathias mojo!

  • Anthony

    Theres no question of whether it nicked the foul pole. It DIDN’T. I hate this booth. Nice job CC strike McClouth’s ass out.

  • The Real Greg

    Luck Point #2: Ball that McClouth hits, barely, and we mean barely goes foul and he k’s on the next pitch.

    In the luck category: 2-0 Yankees

    • Ethan

      In the series: Baltimore- ?, Yankees ~5

      • Ethan

        Aww RAB doesn’t recognize the infinity symbol

  • BigBlueAL

    It is weird because the normal replays it doesnt look like it hit the foul pole at all but when they showed the side angle and blow it up while slowing it down it does look like it might have hit the pole. But in the normal angle it looks impossible that the ball hit the pole cause it wouldve had to hit the back of the pole.

  • Ethan

    No way did that hit the pole. Even if it just nicks it you would still see a change of direction by the ball even if it just barely touched it. Ball was foul. CC got away with one. Hunker down and give them nothing else!

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    This was good because now Buck showed his collar getting tight. The O’s will get a little more desperate.

    And we can step on their throats with 2 more runs here.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Nice call, Cuso.

      Thanks.

  • JScott

    It’s simply a optical illusion caused by frame-by-frame advance which shows multiple images of the ball as it passes the pole.

    • David N

      I’d like to know more about the science behind that, but perhaps after this game is over.

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

    Guys, all the bullshit aside..we’re 9 outs away from the ALCS.

    • awesomeo

      I’d drink to that but I’m at work.

      • Ethan

        doesn’t mean you can’t drink…

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

        I know a lot of people on this board would actually prefer they lose because they legitimately believe the team should be blown up(you all know who you are)…but the only way I could be happier is if I wasn’t at work lol.

    • Knoxvillain

      Don’t jinx it, fucker.

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

        To quote John Sterling “If I could effect the outcome of a game by Jinxing it I’d never have to work again.”

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Chavez, stop taking hittable pitches.

  • BigBlueAL

    Right now no Yankee 3B can get a hit.

  • David N

    Chavez doing his best A-Rod impression.

    • TomH

      If I’m not mistaken the SS is also getting in on the act, with two K’s.

      • David N

        And now a BB to go with it.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        If I’m not mistaken [insert name of Yankee hitter here] is also getting in on the act

        fixed

  • Hall and Nokes

    TBS, it’s your own damn fault you couldn’t come up with an angle showing that it hit the pole.

    • your mom

      +1

  • David N

    View from the blimp shows it did not hit the pole.

    • jay

      the point of contact in question would have happened when the ball was out of view from that blimp camera angle. nice try though.

      • David N

        Ball didn’t change trajectory when it went behind the pole.

  • Karl Krawfid

    That was Chavez’ last at bat

  • your mom

    Mo to close!!!

  • dkidd

    hit and run, please

  • Cy Pettitte

    ICHIRO!!!

  • David N

    ICHIRO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dan in Athens

    ICHIRO!!!!!

  • Big “Nostradanus” Member

    Ahahaha Smoltz buthurt after 96 mention…..

    • vicki

      ripken’s 96 memories ain’t too fond either.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Ichiro!!!!!

    More please.

  • Eddard

    BEST TRADE CASHMAN EVER MADE! ICHY!!!

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

    DAMN ALMOST OUT!! MAN!

  • BigBlueAL

    ICHIROOOOOOOOOOO

    • Ethan

      I’ll see you an ICHIROOOOOOOOOOO and raise you an OOOOOOOOOO

  • Ethan

    ICHIROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    ICHIR0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0oo0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o0o00oo00o 8=======D bonerrrr

  • Leg-End

    Ichiro!

  • Hans Moleman

    Runs!

  • Knoxvillain

    “Ichiro has hit three balls out of the infield.”

    Maybe Ichiro heard you. This just gave the Yankees the win with the way CC is pitching. I gotta call out of work tomorrow now. Shit.

    • your mom

      And one of the only Yankees who have two balls between their legs right now.

  • Pat D

    Anyone surprised Buck isn’t making a move here?

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Ichiro could have hit a homerun there, but decided not to.

    • Cy Pettitte

      he probably wants another shot at stealing 3rd

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        Probably. So many selfish players on this team.

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

      +1

  • David N

    Also, I thought that was out. Ball really not carrying.

  • Joe

    He axia ichiro has more big hits in one series than swisher has has in his whole yankees career. But but he walks.

    • vicki

      ingles, por favor?

      seriously, this blog emphasizes advanced metrics. why are you here?

      nobody thinks on his deathbed “i wish i’d spent more time trolling.”

  • Hans Moleman

    Ichi shouldn’t run with Robbie up.

  • Ethan

    Do not run Ichiro!

  • Tom

    I must say given that Cal has been in the O’s organization he’s far superior to Smoltz.

    He’ll call the O’s by their first name, and give the commentary through the eyes of an O’s hitter or pitcher, but when something bad goes against the O’s he’ll still analyze the play and do his job.

    Smoltz on the other hand channels his inner Hawk Harrelson and goes mute.

    /OK, I’ll stop ranting on Smoltz now

    • Ethan

      Smoltz is still sour about ’96.

      • your mom

        Fuck Smoltz. And, oh yeah, fuck this ump!

  • awesomeo

    Cano being more patient. Good sign.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    You gotta be shitting me, fuck this ump.

    • Ethan

      It was a high strike but was a strike according to gameday.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        It was a good pitch, but so inconsistent with the shit that has been called through the first 6 innings.

  • Pat D

    Are you fucking kidding me?

  • Pat D

    Are you fucking kidding me?

  • awesomeo

    Worst “strike” I’ve seen.

  • your mom

    Wow, fuck this ump!

  • oldmanalex currently benchwarming

    man the more i watch ichi play… what a pick up by cashman. that dude WANTS to be in the postseason, unlike all the other chokers.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      You’re right, none of these players want to be here. They would have preferred to be eliminated in the Wild Card game.

  • MattJasp

    Welp, that wasn’t an awful call or anything on Cano

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    umpires suck

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

    CC’s had that same pitch called a ball on easily 2 different times.

  • The Real Greg

    Anyone with a good K-zone call that. Because the TBS zone said that was a strike

    • awesomeo

      It wasn’t a strike from what the ump has been calling all night, and that is what matters. It was high.

    • Matt

      First of all, that was not even a strike on the TBS zone.

      Second, the TBS zone is like PitchFX, in that it includes the rulebook zone of knees to letters. So if it hits the top of the TBS zone, it is at the letters, which is pretty much never a strike anymore.

      • The Real Greg

        Yes it was. Just at the top of the K-zone.

  • Matt

    Each HP ump is just worse than the next. That pitch is only a strike on Cano there in one of the biggest moments of the game. Disgraceful.

  • PreserveTheJoba

    You braves. you go cal ripken jr

    • vicki

      that was great.

  • BigBlueAL

    This freacking plate ump is annoying the shit out of me.

  • CUYanks

    Jason Hammel was destined not to make it a full 6! (hasn’t since 7/7)

  • Tom

    Ridiculous call.

    Yankees winning in spite of the jackass behind homeplate

  • Dan in Athens

    Once they go to Patton, you do pinch hit here, and likely ARod.

  • The Real Greg

    Decision time: Pinch hit ARod for Ibanez with the lefty Patton in

  • Eddard

    PH Arod! That pitch to Cano was above the belt. Awful call.

  • David N

    Hate to say it, but going by the definition of the strike zone, that’s a strike.

  • The Real Greg

    So gameday and TBS say that that was a strike.

  • Cy Pettitte

    PH Nix

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

    Unless Darren O’Day is warming, I’d pinch hit Alex here…Already a 2 run game, LHP on the mound…give him a chance to build some confidence?

    • Matt

      They are stuck with Patton anyway, since he has to pitch to at least one batter unless he is injured.

    • dkidd

      i would

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

        Guess not…I would figure that if it got to Chavez they’d pinch hit for him?

  • Ethan

    Pitch hit with Arod. Next inning ichiro to RF, Gardner to LF

  • your mom

    No matter what happens: Girardi,”I had a gut feeling.”

  • Cy Pettitte

    this is so stupid. it 100% didn’t hit the pole.

  • oldmanalex currently benchwarming

    not to be a mole, but someone at CAMDEN CHAT posted this….

    ” I posted this earlier, but I’m not sure everyone saw it. Worth a repost.
    OK, I’m going to go off here for a minute, if nothing else just to cleanse my soul a bit…

    How can ANYONE root for this bunch of TOOLS? I mean even Yankee fans themselves, a large majority of them being tools themselves, were turning on these clowns before they BABIP’d their why to a division championship. How much $$$$ do you have to spend, Hal? $200M? $250M? When’s the last time they have a bona fide MLB player come through their system that actually lived up to his hype? (Correct Answer: Cano, but he’s pushing 30 now). Every last player on that team is either bought or old, or in a lot of cases BOTH! How much talent does it take to cut a check, really? And yet, all anyone wants to talk about is how great they are. MY DOG COULD RUN A TEAM WITH THE RESOURCES THESE CLOWNS HAVE AT THEIR DISPOSAL!

    And you know what? They are a bunch of TOOLS! Teixeira? Martin? Swisher? A-ROID?!? I have never seen a more unlikeable bunch of athletes on one team in my life (except for this year Penguins team). Shoo, it even goes into their press box! Sterling is the WORST homer in all of baseball. I’m so glad I don’t have to listen to his insanity on the airwaves even if it’s just letting my radio scanning for a signal. Mel Allen is turning in his grave whenever that tool calls a game for them.

    But you know what? It’s OK. They will NEVER experience anything CLOSE to what we have this year, even if they win buy the next 20 titles, because they KNOW it’s tainted. Tainted by an exploitation that should have been done away with years ago. And if they don’t, they’re delusional. And a tool.

    OK, rant over. I feel better now….”

    it made me mad….

    • Knoxvillain

      Shit like that is always amusing. I can’t help but laugh when I read things like that.

    • PreserveTheJoba

      I’m so pissed off right now. I wish i could argue with this guy face to face.

      • Ethan

        I want to punch him in the face.

        • PreserveTheJoba

          yea that after I win the arguement and he talks as his last resort about a-rod. Then i punch him

          • Ethan

            Why not clock him, while he’s laying on the ground win the argument and leave him laughing?

            • PreserveTheJoba

              cuz i want the satisfaction that I won the arguement fairly. Then u leave him on the ground as his last thought being that i was right, and he was wrong.

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

      Orioles fans are the last fans in baseball that should be talking about players coming up through the system and living up to the hype. Their last might be Ripken.

      • bill

        Mussina?

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

          Ah, right. Point stands.

    • David N

      Why? That’s the standard anti-Yankee diatribe. Nothing new there.

    • Ethan

      I want to see baltimore sustain their run for half as long as the yankees have. Baltimore will be 4th in the division next year without their absurd amount of luck.

    • awesomeo

      Why? Most fans don’t like us. Who cares?

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      sounds like someone here wrote that

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

      Sour grapes. He’s pissed that his team either won’t spend money or spends bad money.

    • Just too disappointed right now

      So basically, same shit different fan…

    • Matt

      Wow! This guy is so dumb! The Orioles had a BABIP of .286 and the Yankees had one of .293!

      If he wants to talk about luck, how about 16 straight extra inning games and their 1 run game record?

    • oldmanalex currently benchwarming

      the best part was ” cano, but he’s pushing 30!” … I really don’t want to compare our beloved yanks to these 2012 oriole shmucks… but 96,98…? i think those teams were better built than the orioles, hence the dynasty.

  • Knoxvillain

    When will Craig Sager realize it is not the 1960s? He dresses like a jack off.

    • DC

      Why are you worried about it? Do you want him to dress sexy for you?

  • awesomeo

    I would leave ibanez in personally.

  • Dan in Athens

    Joe must want Ibanez in case johnson gets in

  • Angry Scheister of K’s

    C’mon Raul…show them your old man power!

  • your mom

    Eat shit Patton!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Raul really?

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Alright Carsten, let’s do this, you big sexy bitch.

  • Eddard

    Good move not to PH for Ibanez. Raul is one of your only guys hitting. Save Alex if they bring in a lefty for Chavy.

  • The Real Greg

    2 runs should be enough against an Orioles offense that coming in to today was hitting .197 as a team.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    An usher told me the world was going to end today…

  • Karl Krawfid

    Pitches are up still for CC.

    Not good.

    • TomH

      yep. I’m getting anxious now about him.

  • David N

    Hammel gets the call just off the corner, why not CC?

    • awesomeo

      Yeah, getting pretty old. I understand all umps call different strike zones (right or wrong), I just want consistancy.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    An usher told me WWE was real…..

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      It is.

    • Ethan

      An usher told me everything you read on the internet is true…

      • Ethan

        /everything you hear from tbs

    • David N

      An usher told me that on a 1-to-10 she was a certified 20.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    An usher told me TBS was the most unbiased coverage in professional sports.

  • Bill R

    Lovin me some C.C!

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

    6 outs away boys, and CC’s CRUIZIN!

  • The Real Greg

    Worried now, Karl?

  • Matt

    If CC can keep this up, Girardi has an interesting dilemma.

    Do you try to have him throw a CG and save the bullpen for the ALCS, in which you might have to go to a 5th starter or start Kuroda on short rest?

    Or do you pull CC at 95-100 pitches and try to bring him back on short rest in Game 3 so he can pitch Game 7, while maybe using Soriano for an inning?

    • Ethan

      You win this game, at all costs.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        Exactly. Next series shouldn’t remotely factor into the decision making in a 2 run game.

      • David N

        This. End of story.

        If we score 10 runs next inning, then we can talk about resting CC.

      • Matt

        I agree, but if they score a tack on run or two you might have to consider it since it could make or break the next round by getting CC an extra start.

    • The Real Greg

      CC usually goes about 100-120 pitches and since Soriano pitched 2 innings yesterday. Girardi is going to let CC go as long as he can.

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

      Game is too close to screw around. If Sabathia is cruising, let him throw the 120 to finish it if he’s not in any trouble. I’d rather do that and limit him to 90-100 pitches on short rest next time out than the other way around.

    • RkyMtnYank

      CC’s currently at 82 pitches so I think he should just finish this. Another 10-15 pitches should make no difference to him.

    • Tom

      No dilemna…. the big man pitches as long as he is effective (regardless of pitch count).

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

      How many pitches has he thrown? I mean if he’s already at 90 then he has a dilemma. But if he’s at like 80 then He’ll only throw like 105 for the game.

  • dkidd

    #notanace

  • Alex Rodriguez

    Hey Guys, im bored. Just thought Id check in with you. Watcha talkin about?

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

      I think Joe should’ve pinch hit you for Raul last inning, but not a huge deal right?

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Good thing CC is a strong, big dude.

    He’s carrying just about the entire team on his back.

  • Tabbert

    CC! six more outs to go!! Lets go this baby.

  • BigBlueAL

    6 more outs to go. Let CC finish which will gave DRob and Sori a much needed day off before the ALCS starts tomorrow.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    An usher told me this meme has legs.

  • Alex Rodriguez

    Yeah no worries with C.C. fellas, I spoke to him last inning. He said he ate his usual box of capn’ crunch before the game, and one extra for good measure.

    • awesomeo

      Swisher needs to just take pitches and hope they walk him some how.

  • your mom

    Didn’t catch CC’s pitch count, what is it now?

    • TomH

      82

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      82

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

        so roughly 12 an inning. If he keeps that pace up he’ll throw 106 for the game, then pitch him in game 3 on short rest and game 7 (if needed)

    • VT Yankee Fan (Phil Phranchise)

      82

  • Alex Rodriguez

    Based on my conversation with C.C. and also something I heard from Mike Axisa earlier today, we will be winning the WS this year, so no fear.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Cal: “If the Orioles don’t score, they can’t win.”

    • The Real Greg

      “In my view, as good as the Yankees have looked….”

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

        Greg, you made me laugh…I’m confused.

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        Nice FG reference.

        Well played.

    • Anthony

      genius

  • awesomeo

    Nobody is in scoring position so maybe swisher can get a hit.

  • Mick taylor

    Yahoo finance

  • Hall and Nokes

    Just mystified at all the guessing at the plate.

  • your mom

    Good lord.

  • David N

    So we’re not getting the inside corner either. WTF umps?

  • oldmanalex currently benchwarming

    okay it is time for swisher to take his rightful place on the BENCH. this mofo looks like absolute dirt.

  • awesomeo

    Time for a grandy double decker.

    • jon

      wow nice call

    • Hall and Nokes

      win

    • Anthony

      your wish is my command ;3

    • Anthony

      holy shit, I didn’t even realize it WAS a double decker. Kudos, man!

    • awesomeo

      money

  • jon

    bat breaks into a million pieces

    * grandy picks up 4 pieces *

    • Ethan

      #tbs logic

  • Ethan

    Ouch that stings for grandy

  • Cy Pettitte

    holy shit GRANDY!

  • Dan in Athens

    Now that’s fair

  • oldmanalex currently benchwarming

    well grandy is back bitches.

  • Ethan

    GRANDYMAN CANNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN

  • Pat D

    Thanks for showing up, Curtis.

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

    Told you they should have sat Curtis.

    /crickets

    • David N

      I’ll admit it. I wanted it before the game. I wanted Ibanez in left and Ichiro in center.

      I’m happy to be wrong.

  • vicki

    now that’s a true outcome!

  • Bill R

    BOUT F’N TIME!!!

  • David N

    AND THAT ONE IS FAIR.

  • The Real Greg

    Tweet from Jim Bowden

    Matt Wieters the best in the AL in catching elevated fastballs and getting strike calls on balls #sorryCano

    And Brett Gardner wouldn’t do that either, Mike

  • BigBlueAL

    I like Grandy again.

  • Knoxvillain

    Grandy coming around just in time for the ALCS. Fucking awesome.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    And I wanted Gardner to start.

    /happilyeatingcrow

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

    Curtis?! Why would you ever throw him a strike?!

    Either way:

    GRANDYMAN!!!!!!!!!

  • Mick taylor

    Swisher is the choke king not arod he may stillcost us this game

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    I was literally wondering if Curtis’ bat breaking was a solution. Get rid of that bad bat!

  • Alex Rodriguez

    Cal Ripken Jr. is a living legend. I will not disrespect him no matter what he says.

    • Ethan

      Alex Rodriguez is a living legend… Arod you suck right now.

    • oldmanalex currently benchwarming

      yo alex! the gatorade needs refilling.

      • Ethan

        You mean destroying right? Paul O’neil style. Show some emotion!

        • oldmanalex currently benchwarming

          oddly enough i’ve never seen him loose his cool a la paul oneil. then again paul was temperamental.

  • YanksFanInBeantown

    The Grandyman can!

  • Tom

    Grandy!!!!

    Better late than never.

    (Smoltz couldn’t even chalk it up as a Yankee stadium cheapie)

    /I lied when I said I was done ranting on Smoltz!

  • Nathan

    FINALLY, Granderson!

  • Captain Gift Basket

    Congrats to Swish on reaching a milestone – 100 outs in the playoffs. Well done, good sir. 18-118 lifetime. Flush those free agent dollars good bye.

    • Ethan

      Wow. That’s an unbelievable stat!

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      A team worried about just getting to the playoffs will still pay him.

      • your mom

        Hopefully not this team.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting

          I’d be rather shocked if they do.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      That’s just his Yankee numbers, not lifetime, fwiw.

  • Just too disappointed right now

    Bats are starting to wake up!

  • Matt

    Granderson’s swings looked much better in his first few at bats in this game, and his plate discipline was slowly coming back last night. Was only a matter of time.

    Now they just have to get A-Rod going again and they could be dangerous.

    • your mom

      and Swish, and Cano, and . . . . .

      • Matt

        Swisher has been hitting a lot of balls hard, just right at guys. His at bats have been good enough for the most part.

        Cano’s struggles are likely in part because they won’t throw him anything to hit with the entire lineup slumping around him. If other guys start to get hot, that might change.

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

          Also Cano extends the zone on himself when he isn’t getting pitched to. He likes to hit and doesn’t like to walk.

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

      I think sitting him today as well as the joy of going to the ALCS will go a long way to getting him going if it’s mental. If it’s his hand lingering and he’s trying to play through it, there’s nothing he can do. Realistically, I’d write the same line up tomorrow, only I’d put Alex between Ibanez and Swisher and at 3rd base.

      • Dan in Athens

        ARod plays tomorrow – if the lead holds – and bats 6th.

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

          That’s exactly where I said he should hit.

  • David N

    TBS booth sounds like they’re just filling time as the apocalypse approaches.

  • jjyank (Carsten Charles Cruisin’)

    Yooo what up RAB?

    Finally got home. The DC Metro Gods were kind enough to bless me with very few dead spots, so I got to listen to the make pretty much uninterrupted. Literally just missed Grandy’s bomb. CC is obviously killing it right now.

    So how are we feeling tonight?

    • Ethan

      Cautiously optimistic seems to be the consensus.

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

      I have to poop, and dreadfully need a cigarette, but I’m not moving from this chair till the final out.

      • jjyank (Carsten Charles Cruisin’)

        Maybe this one can replace the bus riding.

    • RkyMtnYank

      Things have calmed down drastically after the Grandy homerun. You arrived at a great time.

      • jjyank (Carsten Charles Cruisin’)

        Excellent. LET’S GO YANK-EES!

  • Pat D

    Just went back and found the post from oldmanalex is benchwarming.

    Thanks for that, it’s hilarious and proves how non-Yankee fans actually know nothing about the Yankees.

  • awesomeo

    Yes! Cano looks like he is seeing the ball better too. Hopefully this game ends well, and we keep the mojo going.

  • Mike N

    Just got back to my hotel room from meetings and stuff out of town. This is looking really good!!!!!

    • dkidd

      a victory wouldn’t be as sweet without you, mike n

      get those cap locks ready!!!

  • BigBlueAL

    Chavez not making it easier to keep benching Arod vs RHP. Have to think despite facing all RH SP vs Detroit Arod will start at least the first couple of games of the ALCS.

    • awesomeo

      Chavez wasn’t looking all that great at the end of the season the way it was.

  • Eddard

    Lineup for tomorrow-

    Jeter
    Ichiro
    Cano
    Teixera
    Ibanez
    ARod
    Granderson
    Swisher
    Martin

    • your mom

      Just remember we haven’t won yet.

    • Ethan

      don’t fucking jinx it!

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

      Sounds good. from your keyboard to Joe’s eyes.

  • BJ

    Sweet Jesus, CC is dominating. This is gorgeous.

    • TomH

      He seems to have the lead-off guy on, with no one out and a 3-1 count on the next guy.

      • TomH

        Calamity around the corner. Frankly, I’m not sure what Girardi should do. Houdini? He’s not exactly fresh.

  • CUYanks

    I think this sums up our collective emotions on Granderson:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=242H7F8DKHA

  • David N

    Strike for them, not for us.

  • Karl Krawfid

    up in the zone still.

    Come on CC get your shit together.

  • Alex Rodriguez

    BRB guys, Grandy needs gum, Derek needs a black coffee, and Swishy needs another tin of Skoal apple. Dont talk about anything secret without me!

  • awesomeo

    CC looking tired.

  • Dan in Athens

    And just like that the tying run comes up with no one out…

  • David N

    Get D-Rob up.

  • Matt

    Great time to shrink the zone. You can’t make this stuff up. Those pitches have been a strike all game for Baltimore pitching.

  • BigBlueAL

    So CC gets squeezed??

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Not this inning. Just flat out missing.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    How is nobody warming yet?

  • YanksFanInBeantown

    That’s been a strike all fucking night.

  • Karl Krawfid

    His been doing this for the past 3 innings.

    Talk to him jesus christ.

  • Tom

    Umps got this game in hand.

    Let’s only call the outside corner to lefty hitters.

  • The Real Greg

    CC has to realize that he is not getting that outside pitch. PITCH AROUND IT. STOP GOING TO THAT PITCH

  • jon

    where are all those sticks for CC? the Os got them all night

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

    Damnit CC. You settle the down right now big man. I know you’re not getting any close pitches, but figure it out man.

  • Hugh

    Two of those pitches to Machado were in the zone.

  • BigBlueAL

    For the love of God DRob betting get warmed up quickly.

  • Pat D

    Not happy right now. Find the groove, CC.

  • jon

    where are all those strikes for CC? the Os got them all night

  • The Real Greg

    CC has to adjust to the ump’s strikezone. Even if it’s crap, adjust

    • Matt

      A lot harder to do that when there are runners on base and you can’t risk making a mistake

  • oldmanalex currently benchwarming

    serious question. if your girardi, how do you approach the AROD situation? I’m assuming he’s starting the first few ALCS games, but what’s the leash? can’t just expect him to come and produce…

    • CUYanks

      Let’s get there first.

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

      CC’s helped me realize let’s get there first.

  • McLovin

    Holy crap cc please don’t make this scary

  • The Real Greg

    WHAT THE HELL IS CC DOING?

  • C.C. Sabathia’s Mom

    Y’all best be respectin my baby.

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

      yes Mrs. Sabathia…

  • awesomeo

    playing with fire :|

  • Hall and Nokes

    Hopefully it won’t matter but why wasn’t Robertson warming up at the start of the inning as a precaution? When else would he have pitched?

    • CUYanks

      I guess the hope is he could get through the game never having warmed up.

  • YanksFanInBeantown

    CC!

  • David N

    HELLZ YES.

  • jjyank (Carsten Charles Cruisin’)

    Hell yeah! HUGE change up right there.

    • jjyank (Carsten Charles Cruisin’)

      Or slider. Whatever. I was pouring a drink haha.

      • Ethan

        out = out

  • Ethan

    Huge out! Let’s get through this big fella!

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

    5 Big outs!!

  • TinoBambino24

    5 MORE OUTS!

  • BigBlueAL

    CC getting the velocity up right now.

  • awesomeo

    This series has aged me at least 5 years. Too many close games.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    fuck

    pastadiving

  • your mom

    I hate Lew Ford! CC’s kryptonite.

  • Matt

    What the hell was that? Should have been an inning ending DP if he wasn’t leaning the wrong way.

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

      one of the draw backs of having a 38 year old SS who had limited range when he was at his peak to begin with.

      • Matt

        Wasn’t necessarily bad range. He was leaning a bit to his left and couldn’t dive back to the right because of it.

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

          He has to guess because of his lack of range and guessed wrong, that’s my guess anyway.

  • Bret “The Hitman” Gardner

    Derek “Mr. Range” Jeter gives up another run.

  • BigBlueAL

    I cant believe this.

  • David N

    Screw balls that find holes.

  • jjyank (Carsten Charles Cruisin’)

    Shit. Chill, CC. Double play, end this now.

  • jon

    too bad jeters a statue

  • The Real Greg

    What is Gardner doing. Wieters is not fast.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      being smart

      • jjyank (Carsten Charles Cruisin’)

        This. He kept the double play possibility intact.

  • TinoBambino24

    We still got this.

  • Dan in Athens

    And by two feet instead of a double play, Nate McCouth (Yankee killer TM) is on deck and barring a double play will come up as the potential go ahead run.

  • oldmanalex currently benchwarming

    john fucking smoltz ” thats how you go to the next level”…. this whole series he is so fucking reluctant to give CC credit.

  • awesomeo

    Dude is tired. He can’t do anything but throw it down the middle. Hope we get through this…

    • jon

      tired guys dont throw 95

      • David N

        They do with no control.

  • The Real Greg

    CC to abandon getting the outside corner. He’s not going to get it.

  • jjyank (Carsten Charles Cruisin’)

    CC WHAT THE FUCK

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

    CC GET THE SURE OUT!!!

  • David N

    Oh crap.

  • Pat D

    I’m about to have a heart attack.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    un-fucking real

  • Matt

    What the hell is wrong with this team? Routine plays.

  • The Real Greg

    CC is blowing it. With bad pitching decisions and a bad fielding play.

  • jon

    what the FUCK

  • Mike N

    Fuck, CC. Take the sure out!

  • The Real Greg

    CC is costing us the the game right now.

    • Bret “The Hitman” Gardner

      Shouldn’t you be saying how this is all explained by luck and CC is the last person we can blame for it?

  • awesomeo

    Take him out girardi!

  • Tom

    Got to take the out at first. Cal is absolutely right.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Choke job in progress.

  • Nathan

    Uggh.

  • Matt

    McLouth has to be his last hitter

  • i collect brett gardner cards

    calm down everyone.

    • TomH

      Why? It’s time to panic!

  • David N

    YES!

  • Mike N

    HUUGE K!

  • YanksFanInBeantown

    Aight, CC

  • Dan in Athens

    Time for DRob?

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

    HUGE K!!! Joe go get him!!

  • jjyank (Carsten Charles Cruisin’)

    Whew. Okay, Carsten. One. More.

  • Matt

    Maybe I’d leave him in after he made some good pitches there with both the fastball and slider

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    Father. Son. Holy Spirt. One more out.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    I don’t like the move to leave CC in.

  • David N

    Again with the non-strikes.

  • your mom

    Drob????

  • spectra

    Orioles Everyone..
    Has there ever been a luckier team?

  • C.C. Sabathia’s Mom

    You are all horrible people. He is doing his darndest.

    • Ethan

      and we love him. truly we do

      • David N

        We really really do.

    • jon

      CC At 111 let him finish the game?

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    Live with CC or die with CC. Work or not, it’s the right move IMHO.

    • oldmanalex currently benchwarming

      totally agree.

  • jjyank (Carsten Charles Cruisin’)

    One more good pitch, CC. Come on, big fella.

  • awesomeo

    man that was ugly.

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

    3 MOAR OUTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tom

    Whew….

  • Mike N

    YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Dan in Athens

    I miss Mo.

  • YanksFanInBeantown

    HALLELUJAH!

  • awesomeo

    Good job jete!

  • your mom

    HELL YEAH CC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jjyank (Carsten Charles Cruisin’)

    Wow. I can breathe now.

  • Ethan

    and exhale. Some extra runs pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • PreserveTheJoba

    FUCK YES

  • David N

    HELL YES! ONE MORE FREAKING INNING!

  • Matt

    Jeter giveth and he taketh away. Not sure how many shortstops make a play like that so easily.

  • dkidd

    never in doubt

    /throws up

  • Karl Krawfid

    Holy shit.

    Heart attack inning.

  • Eddard

    Whew. Good game by CC. Now hand it over to Soriano for the save.

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    Here we go…they can do it, keep the Big Man in for the ninth!!! Do it Joe! Do it!

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

      You’re crazy.

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

    CC You just knocked like 10 years off my life..and I’m completely okay with it.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    And fucking exhale.

    More runs please. I don’t think I can take this drama again in the 9th.

  • Matt

    Leave in CC to face Davis before going to Soriano for Jones and Wieters?

    • Matt

      Sorry, the lineup is switched today. I guess he’ll just start with Soriano.

    • The Real Greg

      Can’t. Jones bats before Davis.

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

      Is Soriano even able to pitch effectively? Forget if he’s available, just can he be effective? He’s pitched 2 straight games, and two innings last night…

  • Pat D

    Gonna guess it’s Soriano in the 9th.

  • xnyles

    I would leave CC in and try to get the complete game.

  • David N

    Ok, this has been bothering me for a while: who is that guy in the Farmer’s commercial?

    • Nice Scheister of Doom

      The guy from Oz?

      • dkidd

        correct

        j.k. simmons

        also played j jonah jameson in “spider man”

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    can i haz moar runz plz

  • CUYanks

    I’d like to see Soriano (if he’s coming in), with Robertson warming up right behind him. More than that, I’d like to see about 2 more runs in the bottom of the 8th.

  • VT Yankee Fan (Phil Phranchise)

    The Os have scored (I think) 10 runs so far in this series. That’s got to be near an all-time low for a team that went all 5 games.

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    Not sure why, but even though the bases were loaded, it didn’t seem stressful. Perhaps CC instills faith in the masses.

    • your mom

      I think that was just you. That was a fucking scary inning.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      Speak for yourself. My heart is still pounding.

  • your mom

    Orioles trying their best to beat us with dinky ass hits.

  • BigBlueAL

    CC almost gave me a heart attack that inning but in the end the big man came thru big time.

  • Alkaline

    Let’s go YANKS! I’ve had to watch most of the game at the gym. I didn’t get much of a workout, though..

  • CUYanks

    Leverage index was in the red there.

  • Hall and Nokes

    When this game comes back on I better see Mo ripping off his hoodie and running to the bullpen.

    • TinoBambino24

      I would cream.

      • your mom

        Yuck.

  • awesomeo

    :Beast mode activated

  • Robinson Tilapia (I Believe in the 9th Inning)

    I won’t lie. I shat myself like eight times.

    • Nice Scheister of Doom

      I love the word shat, it’s not used enough. Same with turd.

      • Robinson Tilapia (I Believe in the 9th Inning)

        Turd is used aplenty in this house. Dump as well.

        • Nice Scheister of Doom

          Turd is part of my regular vocabulary, I call my kids turds all the time. Shat, however, needs more air time.

    • jjyank (Carsten Charles Cruisin’)

      I had to change my pants in between innings.

  • YanksFanInBeantown

    A real ace wouldn’t have given up a run!

    /stuart a’d

  • David N

    We can score off Pedro Strop.

  • Dan in Athens

    Another run or two would be nice.

    • Nice Scheister of Doom

      Or four, at least they didn’t go all UGA on us.

  • Hall and Nokes

    Pete Ports! Time for some insurance runs.

  • Cy Pettitte

    can’t even imagine how many years this ALDS has taken off my life.

    • CUYanks

      As Michael Kay would say, you’re robbing Peter to pay Paul.

    • Ethan

      If i ever have a heart attack it will be watching a yankees game

  • Tom

    That’s low – I know it’s automatic, but it’s low.

  • mike_h

    Who comes in the 9th? Soriano went 2 innings yesterday, DRob looks ready

  • TinoBambino24

    WHO’S YOUR DADDY!

    COME ONE, EVERYONE!

    WHO’S YOUR DADDY!

    • Nice Scheister of Doom

      Dad, is that you? Why did you leave me at such a young age?!?!?

    • CUYanks

      I’m gonna go ahead and wait until the final out here.

    • your mom

      I’M YOUR MOMMY!

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

    Run Ichi! RUN!

  • your mom

    Come on Cano, break out of your slump now!

  • The Real Greg

    And Buck’s going to Matusz.

    • CUYanks

      Do we see an A-Rod PH for Ibanez? Then will it be O’Day?

  • CG

    don’t get caught stealing ichiro! just play it safe!

  • Ethan

    I’m feeling a bomb by cano right now

  • Anthony

    Sorta late but oh my god CC. I’d trust no one else in that scenario. MVP of the ALDS.

    • your mom

      Don’t jinx!!!!!

  • Mick taylor

    I think we have a chance to win now that swisher is out of the game if I were the yanks and we advance to play the tigers I would dump swisher and add Dickerson Dickerson would be faster and better defensively and he could not hit worse than the choke king . If Gardner can play use him and dickyFuck swisher he is the worst hitter in the history of post season baseball send him home early so he can start looking for a new employer if not, you will be tearing your hair out if the Yankees play Detroit everytimethe choke king ruins a rally

    • CUYanks

      Big Member?

      • YanksFanInBeantown

        I miss him.

  • awesomeo

    Cano is gonna hit a Left/Center double in the gap.

  • JR

    Gotta say, I thought the chat today was harsh on Ichiro. I for one would like to see him resigned and I think its hard to argue, given his production post-trade, that it would be a “disaster” or the worst possible offseason move, but just one man’s opinion…

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

      I have a knack for looking dumb because players immediately start producing right after I trash them. I was … uh … trying to motivate him.

      • JR

        I shouldn’t be critical. Your assessments are usually right on, and I’m glad the motivation worked :)

      • Nice Scheister of Doom

        Hurry up and talk smack on CC.

  • dkidd

    if the yankees win, maybe it’s better not to have an off day. curtis and ichiro can carry the momentum over

    maybe they’ll be too tired to be nervous

    • dkidd

      cano on the other hand…

  • Cy Pettitte

    wtf Robinson

  • jjyank (Carsten Charles Cruisin’)

    Well, here we go. Three more outs.

  • your mom

    Awesome Cano, just awesome.

  • RkyMtnYank

    Oh, Robbie “one pitch”.

  • Mike N

    MFIKY TIME!

  • CG

    lol ok, didn’t have to worry about that

  • Matt

    Another outstanding at bat from Cano. This is sad.

    • CUYanks

      Focus positive energy. NOW!

  • The Real Greg

    I think CC’s staying in. Didn’t see Soriano up in the pen. And he (CC) has manhandled Adam Jones and Chris Davis in this game.

  • CUYanks

    Everyone call an ambulance while you still can. Heart attacks on line 1.

  • i collect brett gardner cards

    close.

  • dkidd

    i untuck you motherfuck*r!!!

  • Hans Moleman

    Moar CC?

  • David N

    Damn, CC still out there.

  • YanksFanInBeantown

    Let’s go CC!

  • mike_h

    Soriano probably said he cant go

  • Mike N

    ONE DOWN!

  • jjyank (Carsten Charles Cruisin’)

    TWO MORE!

  • Matt

    If CC can finish this game off, it would be tremendous. The bullpen is probably exhausted after the last 2 nights. Having a fresh pen for the first few games next series would be really awesome because they might have some guys going on short rest in the first few games.

    • jjyank (Carsten Charles Cruisin’)

      Totally.

  • YanksFanInBeantown

    Brett! I’ve missed him

  • PreserveTheJoba

    3 more outs. 3 more outs.3 more outs.3 more outs.3 more outs.3 more outs.3 more outs.3 more outs.3 more outs.3 more outs.3 more outs.3 more outs.3 more outs.3 more outs.3 more outs.3 more outs.3 more outs.3 more outs.3 more outs.3 more outs.3 more outs.3 more outs.3 more outs.3 more outs.3 more outs.3 more outs.3 more outs.3 more outs.3 more outs.3 more outs.3 more outs.3 more outs.3 more outs.3 more outs.3 more outs.3 more outs.3 more outs.3 more outs.3 more outs.3 more outs.3 more outs.3 more outs.lets go lets go. we can do this. yes, we can do this

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    I want CC to #untuck at the end of this MF!

  • Hans Moleman

    How can they not cut to Mo with that stat?

    • Ethan

      because it’s tbs?

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

    TWO MORE OUTS!!!!!!

  • Matt

    No Mo, but because of it Girardi is willing to use his starters for 10 or 15 extra pitches. With how good the SP is, they’re basically filling that missing inning themselves.

  • Mike N

    Swisher looks like he’s gonna explode in the dugout!

  • Hans Moleman

    Lol at the guy screaming “John Smoltz I fucked your mother” in the crowd

    • Ethan

      don’t we all want to say that? I’m incredibly envious of that guy.

  • Matt

    With how conscious Davis is of the slider, you would probably strike him out looking with a FB inside.

    • The Real Greg

      How about High and Tight? Good call.

  • jjyank (Carsten Charles Cruisin’)

    YEAAAHHH!! ONE MORE!

  • David N

    ONE. MORE.

  • Mike N

    OH HELL YEAH!

  • YanksFanInBeantown

    1 more…

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

    1 MOAR!!!!!!

  • awesomeo

    WOW ballsy as hell going up top. At least he knew to throw high if he was gonna miss.

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    Fuck I can’t believe I have to listen to the end of this game on my phone while riding a train. Gotta hope the signal stays strong.

  • Mike N

    Finally some fucking noise in YS3!

  • vicki

    great season, birds. but the better team won.

  • Defensive Indifference

    START SPREADIN’ THE NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mike N

    YIPPY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jjyank (Carsten Charles Cruisin’)

    FUCK YEEEESSSS!!! THEEEEEEEEEEEEE YANKEES. WIN!!!!

  • David N

    ALCS BABY!!!!!!

  • YanksFanInBeantown

    Well, I guess I’ll see you all in the ALCS

  • Ethan

    YESSSSSS!!!! FUCK YOU BALTIMORE!! GO HOME BITCHES!!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Hell Yes.

    Mother F’ing ACE.

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

    YANKEEES WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-breathe-AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA YANKEES WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Leg-End

    Yes! Hell of a game CC!

  • Total Dominication

    YYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAACCHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!CC!!!!!!

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    The Yankees win motherfucker!

  • Hall and Nokes

    Good chance some fans are still coming in through the gates.

  • Bret “The Hitman” Gardner

    Yeah, fuck you John Smoltz, I hope you fucking like that.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    HOLY FUCK BALLS SON OF A BITCH CC, YOU BEAUTIFUL FAT PIECE OF SHIT NON-ACE I LUB U

    • Anthony

      oh my god, lmao

  • Dale Mohorcic

    didn’t someone predict a 3-1 win today? ; )

    • Nice Scheister of Doom

      I asked Mr. Axe-man, and he did in fact predict a 3-1 win.

  • YanksFanInBeantown

    Cry, Orioles. Cry.

  • PreserveTheJoba

    FUCK YEA. THE YANKEES WIN. THEEEEE YANKEES WIN!

  • awesomeo

    REMATCH! Hit in detroit and we can win it.

  • DT

    Remember CC was our not ace?

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    The Buck STOPPED here. Seriously though, kudos to the O’s!

  • YanksFanInBeantown

    If only we had a real ace…

  • David N

    Not An Ace.

  • dkidd

    ace-like

    we play today, we win today

    dat’s it!

  • Just too disappointed right now

    Now time for revenge against the tigers!!

  • Get Phelps Up (wins needed: 8)

    Bring it on, Tigers.

  • Mick taylor

    Please add Dickerson dump the choke king swisher

  • BK2ATL

    Is CC an ace yet??? Just checking.

    Hey Buck…..yeah, they disrespected Flanny again. Go home and don’t pop a blood vessel. Hahahaha!!!

  • JRod

    We FINALLY put those annoying little fucks away. It wasn’t pretty, but there’s a special satisfaction in winning an EPIC war of attrition. SWEET

  • Anthony

    We did it guys!!! NO MORE ORIOLES!!!!

    • Hall and Nokes

      Not possible. McLouth will bat at some point in the ALCS.

      • Anthony

        please god NO. Most annoying goddamn Oriole!!

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    CC wasn’t happy enough with 8 2/3 IP last time, so 9 IP, 1 R for him this time. Ho hum.

  • Alex Rodriguez

    Guys! We won the game guys!

  • The Real Greg

    CC with the first CG for the Yankees in a winner take all game since Ralph Terry in the ’62 World Series.

    • Bret “The Hitman” Gardner

      That’s just luck.

  • ropeadope

    In the bag the whole time.

    Going to lay down and try to recover from the half dozen mini strokes and “mild” heart attacks I suffered in the past 72 hours.

    Hope to be out of bed by game 3 vs. Detroit.

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    I’m dropping “of Doom” moving forward, it’s not fitting.

  • Alex Rodriguez

    Guys just so you know and have nothing to fear: Tomorrow I will be in the starting line up once again. I will be playing short stop and batting lead off! Wooooey Wooooey! Catcha L8er

  • Dan in Athens

    Dear Buck, Nate, etc,

    Go the fuck home and make me some crab cakes.

    • Ethan

      +11111111111111111111111111111111111111111

  • BJ

    Phew. Glad it’s over. The couple O’s fans I know were starting to get really irritating.

  • yo

    #FUCKleoff

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Yay last comment. I can die now.

  • SammySosasBleachingCream

    This is payback for that bullshit in 2006. Suck it, Showalter.