There’s your run, CC.
1 run won’t win this game.
Swish should be on the bench.
Don’t like being so negative, but he shouldn’t be batting 5 or whatever at the very least…
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.
Yeah but bloops and broken bat hits can happen.
Seems to always happen against the Yanks.
welp it’s 2-0.. How about now?
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.
cc should go the distance. he is better than sori……..even after 8 innings of work
CC at 57 pitches through 5. Take us home, big man.
hammel threw a lot of pitches that inning
let’s bust it open in the 6th
How bout this small ball? Makes me feel so out of place.
We gotta get 2-3 runs in one shot because I’m sure buck has hammel on a very short leash.
Need a shutdown inning here.
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.
We made Hammel pitch last inning hope that got to him a little.
CC is getting no calls away.
Hammel is getting everything.
That should have been a strike.
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
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.
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.
That I would be okay with IF Gardner was given a chance to show he could hit the ball.
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.
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…
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.
It’s completely fair if you use Bud Selig logic.
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!!!!!!
That’s why the 3 seed gets the better edge in this format.
three seed with the seventh best record in the league, no less.
At least if the Yankees win, Detroit has to quickly hop on a plane to NY for Game 1.
If I were the Tigers, I’d make that trade for having Verlander on regular rest in Game 3 in a heartbeat.
Are the Tigers still sitting in Oakland, or did they fly back to Detroit?
An Orioles-Nats World Series, you say? Hmm, I’m not so keen.
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.
That’s because Martin was not thrown a fastball at all. Hammel was throwing basically all off speed to Martin
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.
Yankee stadium, in the words of Samuel L Jackson: Wake the FUCK up!
Go talk to CC please.
Missing up a lot.
See what I mean. Someone is going to have to really hit it hard to drive into this wind and weather.
Air is dense. You gotta whack the hell out of it.
DO NOT CHALLENGE MCCLOUTH! HE IS THEIR ONLY HITTER! Are they watching the games?
Wow, just foul.
omg sofa king close
Don’t like all these 3-ball counts.
Replay shows its foul.
guyz?! HOmer? Foul? PLease?! John Sterling is useless!!
That ball was foul.
Walk him if you have to CC.
Don’t let their only hot hitter beat you.
I thought that was fair. Then I saw the replay and saw it was barely foul.
that shit is foul.
You could see the shadow of the ball reflect off the foul pole. That close.
Or, might have hit the pole.
You need indisputable evidence to prove it. There’s no way to overturn it.
I wonder why the Yankees have so much trouble with Nate McLouth
Foul, definitely foul.
wow just foul.
They really need to talk to CC. His missing a lot now.
Aww shit it hit the pole
It may have nicked the foul pole. Why you would give McClouth anything to drive is beyond me. He’s their only guy hitting.
Smoltz is a fucking embarrassment. (pardon the language)
Ha, that language is light compared to most stuff here. But I tend to agree, regardless of what was actually said.
That shit was foul. No question Smoltz is an embarrassment. Fuck the language!
He called it fair? Sorry stuck on the radio.
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.
It’s really embarrassing that they let him call these games.
I honestly cannot tell whether that hit the pole or not. It was just too close.
You are not allowed to argue after a replay… get Buck off the field (or toss him)
It did look like the ball changed direction slightly.
It really didn’t look like it hit at all, at least to me.
I’m with you for sure
But in the other replay it didn’t look like the ball touched it at all.
I think it hit the pole…caught a break.
It didn’t. The call was correct
Don’t jinx sabathias mojo!
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.
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
In the series: Baltimore- ?, Yankees ~5
Aww RAB doesn’t recognize the infinity symbol
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.
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!
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.
Nice call, Cuso.
It’s simply a optical illusion caused by frame-by-frame advance which shows multiple images of the ball as it passes the pole.
I’d like to know more about the science behind that, but perhaps after this game is over.
Guys, all the bullshit aside..we’re 9 outs away from the ALCS.
I’d drink to that but I’m at work.
doesn’t mean you can’t drink…
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.
Don’t jinx it, fucker.
To quote John Sterling “If I could effect the outcome of a game by Jinxing it I’d never have to work again.”
Chavez, stop taking hittable pitches.
Right now no Yankee 3B can get a hit.
Chavez doing his best A-Rod impression.
If I’m not mistaken the SS is also getting in on the act, with two K’s.
And now a BB to go with it.
If I’m not mistaken [insert name of Yankee hitter here] is also getting in on the act
TBS, it’s your own damn fault you couldn’t come up with an angle showing that it hit the pole.
View from the blimp shows it did not hit the pole.
the point of contact in question would have happened when the ball was out of view from that blimp camera angle. nice try though.
Ball didn’t change trajectory when it went behind the pole.
That was Chavez’ last at bat
Mo to close!!!
hit and run, please
Ahahaha Smoltz buthurt after 96 mention…..
ripken’s 96 memories ain’t too fond either.
BEST TRADE CASHMAN EVER MADE! ICHY!!!
DAMN ALMOST OUT!! MAN!
I’ll see you an ICHIROOOOOOOOOOO and raise you an OOOOOOOOOO
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“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.
And one of the only Yankees who have two balls between their legs right now.
Anyone surprised Buck isn’t making a move here?
Ichiro could have hit a homerun there, but decided not to.
he probably wants another shot at stealing 3rd
Probably. So many selfish players on this team.
Also, I thought that was out. Ball really not carrying.
He axia ichiro has more big hits in one series than swisher has has in his whole yankees career. But but he walks.
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.”
Ichi shouldn’t run with Robbie up.
Do not run Ichiro!
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
Smoltz is still sour about ’96.
Fuck Smoltz. And, oh yeah, fuck this ump!
Cano being more patient. Good sign.
You gotta be shitting me, fuck this ump.
It was a high strike but was a strike according to gameday.
It was a good pitch, but so inconsistent with the shit that has been called through the first 6 innings.
Are you fucking kidding me?
Worst “strike” I’ve seen.
Wow, fuck this ump!
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.
You’re right, none of these players want to be here. They would have preferred to be eliminated in the Wild Card game.
Welp, that wasn’t an awful call or anything on Cano
CC’s had that same pitch called a ball on easily 2 different times.
Anyone with a good K-zone call that. Because the TBS zone said that was a strike
It wasn’t a strike from what the ump has been calling all night, and that is what matters. It was high.
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.
Yes it was. Just at the top of the K-zone.
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.
You braves. you go cal ripken jr
that was great.
This freacking plate ump is annoying the shit out of me.
Jason Hammel was destined not to make it a full 6! (hasn’t since 7/7)
Yankees winning in spite of the jackass behind homeplate
Once they go to Patton, you do pinch hit here, and likely ARod.
Decision time: Pinch hit ARod for Ibanez with the lefty Patton in
PH Arod! That pitch to Cano was above the belt. Awful call.
Hate to say it, but going by the definition of the strike zone, that’s a strike.
So gameday and TBS say that that was a strike.
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?
They are stuck with Patton anyway, since he has to pitch to at least one batter unless he is injured.
Guess not…I would figure that if it got to Chavez they’d pinch hit for him?
Pitch hit with Arod. Next inning ichiro to RF, Gardner to LF
No matter what happens: Girardi,”I had a gut feeling.”
this is so stupid. it 100% didn’t hit the pole.
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….
Shit like that is always amusing. I can’t help but laugh when I read things like that.
I’m so pissed off right now. I wish i could argue with this guy face to face.
I want to punch him in the face.
yea that after I win the arguement and he talks as his last resort about a-rod. Then i punch him
Why not clock him, while he’s laying on the ground win the argument and leave him laughing?
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.
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.
Ah, right. Point stands.
Why? That’s the standard anti-Yankee diatribe. Nothing new there.
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.
Why? Most fans don’t like us. Who cares?
sounds like someone here wrote that
Sour grapes. He’s pissed that his team either won’t spend money or spends bad money.
So basically, same shit different fan…
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?
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.
When will Craig Sager realize it is not the 1960s? He dresses like a jack off.
Why are you worried about it? Do you want him to dress sexy for you?
I would leave ibanez in personally.
Joe must want Ibanez in case johnson gets in
C’mon Raul…show them your old man power!
Eat shit Patton!
Alright Carsten, let’s do this, you big sexy bitch.
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.
2 runs should be enough against an Orioles offense that coming in to today was hitting .197 as a team.
An usher told me the world was going to end today…
Pitches are up still for CC.
yep. I’m getting anxious now about him.
Hammel gets the call just off the corner, why not CC?
Yeah, getting pretty old. I understand all umps call different strike zones (right or wrong), I just want consistancy.
An usher told me WWE was real…..
An usher told me everything you read on the internet is true…
/everything you hear from tbs
An usher told me that on a 1-to-10 she was a certified 20.
An usher told me TBS was the most unbiased coverage in professional sports.
Lovin me some C.C!
6 outs away boys, and CC’s CRUIZIN!
Worried now, Karl?
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?
You win this game, at all costs.
Exactly. Next series shouldn’t remotely factor into the decision making in a 2 run game.
This. End of story.
If we score 10 runs next inning, then we can talk about resting CC.
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.
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.
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.
CC’s currently at 82 pitches so I think he should just finish this. Another 10-15 pitches should make no difference to him.
No dilemna…. the big man pitches as long as he is effective (regardless of pitch count).
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.
Hey Guys, im bored. Just thought Id check in with you. Watcha talkin about?
I think Joe should’ve pinch hit you for Raul last inning, but not a huge deal right?
Good thing CC is a strong, big dude.
He’s carrying just about the entire team on his back.
CC! six more outs to go!! Lets go this baby.
6 more outs to go. Let CC finish which will gave DRob and Sori a much needed day off before the ALCS starts tomorrow.
An usher told me this meme has legs.
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.
Swisher needs to just take pitches and hope they walk him some how.
Didn’t catch CC’s pitch count, what is it now?
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)
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.
Cal: “If the Orioles don’t score, they can’t win.”
“In my view, as good as the Yankees have looked….”
Greg, you made me laugh…I’m confused.
Nice FG reference.
Nobody is in scoring position so maybe swisher can get a hit.
Just mystified at all the guessing at the plate.
So we’re not getting the inside corner either. WTF umps?
okay it is time for swisher to take his rightful place on the BENCH. this mofo looks like absolute dirt.
Time for a grandy double decker.
wow nice call
your wish is my command ;3
holy shit, I didn’t even realize it WAS a double decker. Kudos, man!
bat breaks into a million pieces
* grandy picks up 4 pieces *
Ouch that stings for grandy
holy shit GRANDY!
Now that’s fair
well grandy is back bitches.
Thanks for showing up, Curtis.
Told you they should have sat Curtis.
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.
now that’s a true outcome!
BOUT F’N TIME!!!
AND THAT ONE IS FAIR.
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
I like Grandy again.
Grandy coming around just in time for the ALCS. Fucking awesome.
And I wanted Gardner to start.
Curtis?! Why would you ever throw him a strike?!
Swisher is the choke king not arod he may stillcost us this game
I was literally wondering if Curtis’ bat breaking was a solution. Get rid of that bad bat!
Cal Ripken Jr. is a living legend. I will not disrespect him no matter what he says.
Alex Rodriguez is a living legend… Arod you suck right now.
yo alex! the gatorade needs refilling.
You mean destroying right? Paul O’neil style. Show some emotion!
oddly enough i’ve never seen him loose his cool a la paul oneil. then again paul was temperamental.
The Grandyman can!
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!
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.
Wow. That’s an unbelievable stat!
A team worried about just getting to the playoffs will still pay him.
Hopefully not this team.
I’d be rather shocked if they do.
That’s just his Yankee numbers, not lifetime, fwiw.
Bats are starting to wake up!
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.
and Swish, and Cano, and . . . . .
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.
Also Cano extends the zone on himself when he isn’t getting pitched to. He likes to hit and doesn’t like to walk.
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.
ARod plays tomorrow – if the lead holds – and bats 6th.
That’s exactly where I said he should hit.
TBS booth sounds like they’re just filling time as the apocalypse approaches.
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?
Cautiously optimistic seems to be the consensus.
I have to poop, and dreadfully need a cigarette, but I’m not moving from this chair till the final out.
Maybe this one can replace the bus riding.
Things have calmed down drastically after the Grandy homerun. You arrived at a great time.
Excellent. LET’S GO YANK-EES!
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.
Yes! Cano looks like he is seeing the ball better too. Hopefully this game ends well, and we keep the mojo going.
Just got back to my hotel room from meetings and stuff out of town. This is looking really good!!!!!
a victory wouldn’t be as sweet without you, mike n
get those cap locks ready!!!
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.
Chavez wasn’t looking all that great at the end of the season the way it was.
Lineup for tomorrow-
Just remember we haven’t won yet.
don’t fucking jinx it!
Sounds good. from your keyboard to Joe’s eyes.
Sweet Jesus, CC is dominating. This is gorgeous.
He seems to have the lead-off guy on, with no one out and a 3-1 count on the next guy.
Calamity around the corner. Frankly, I’m not sure what Girardi should do. Houdini? He’s not exactly fresh.
I think this sums up our collective emotions on Granderson:
Strike for them, not for us.
up in the zone still.
Come on CC get your shit together.
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!
CC looking tired.
And just like that the tying run comes up with no one out…
Get D-Rob up.
Great time to shrink the zone. You can’t make this stuff up. Those pitches have been a strike all game for Baltimore pitching.
So CC gets squeezed??
Not this inning. Just flat out missing.
How is nobody warming yet?
That’s been a strike all fucking night.
His been doing this for the past 3 innings.
Talk to him jesus christ.
Umps got this game in hand.
Let’s only call the outside corner to lefty hitters.
CC has to realize that he is not getting that outside pitch. PITCH AROUND IT. STOP GOING TO THAT PITCH
where are all those sticks for CC? the Os got them all night
Damnit CC. You settle the down right now big man. I know you’re not getting any close pitches, but figure it out man.
Two of those pitches to Machado were in the zone.
For the love of God DRob betting get warmed up quickly.
Not happy right now. Find the groove, CC.
where are all those strikes for CC? the Os got them all night
CC has to adjust to the ump’s strikezone. Even if it’s crap, adjust
A lot harder to do that when there are runners on base and you can’t risk making a mistake
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…
Let’s get there first.
CC’s helped me realize let’s get there first.
Holy crap cc please don’t make this scary
WHAT THE HELL IS CC DOING?
Y’all best be respectin my baby.
yes Mrs. Sabathia…
playing with fire
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?
I guess the hope is he could get through the game never having warmed up.
Hell yeah! HUGE change up right there.
Or slider. Whatever. I was pouring a drink haha.
out = out
Huge out! Let’s get through this big fella!
5 Big outs!!
5 MORE OUTS!
CC getting the velocity up right now.
This series has aged me at least 5 years. Too many close games.
I hate Lew Ford! CC’s kryptonite.
What the hell was that? Should have been an inning ending DP if he wasn’t leaning the wrong way.
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.
Wasn’t necessarily bad range. He was leaning a bit to his left and couldn’t dive back to the right because of it.
He has to guess because of his lack of range and guessed wrong, that’s my guess anyway.
Derek “Mr. Range” Jeter gives up another run.
I cant believe this.
Screw balls that find holes.
Shit. Chill, CC. Double play, end this now.
too bad jeters a statue
What is Gardner doing. Wieters is not fast.
This. He kept the double play possibility intact.
We still got this.
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.
john fucking smoltz ” thats how you go to the next level”…. this whole series he is so fucking reluctant to give CC credit.
Dude is tired. He can’t do anything but throw it down the middle. Hope we get through this…
tired guys dont throw 95
They do with no control.
CC to abandon getting the outside corner. He’s not going to get it.
CC WHAT THE FUCK
CC GET THE SURE OUT!!!
I’m about to have a heart attack.
What the hell is wrong with this team? Routine plays.
CC is blowing it. With bad pitching decisions and a bad fielding play.
what the FUCK
Fuck, CC. Take the sure out!
CC is costing us the the game right now.
Shouldn’t you be saying how this is all explained by luck and CC is the last person we can blame for it?
Take him out girardi!
Got to take the out at first. Cal is absolutely right.
Choke job in progress.
McLouth has to be his last hitter
calm down everyone.
Why? It’s time to panic!
Time for DRob?
HUGE K!!! Joe go get him!!
Whew. Okay, Carsten. One. More.
Maybe I’d leave him in after he made some good pitches there with both the fastball and slider
Father. Son. Holy Spirt. One more out.
I don’t like the move to leave CC in.
Again with the non-strikes.
Has there ever been a luckier team?
You are all horrible people. He is doing his darndest.
and we love him. truly we do
We really really do.
CC At 111 let him finish the game?
Live with CC or die with CC. Work or not, it’s the right move IMHO.
One more good pitch, CC. Come on, big fella.
man that was ugly.
3 MOAR OUTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FUCK YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I miss Mo.
Good job jete!
HELL YEAH CC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Wow. I can breathe now.
and exhale. Some extra runs pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
HELL YES! ONE MORE FREAKING INNING!
Jeter giveth and he taketh away. Not sure how many shortstops make a play like that so easily.
never in doubt
Heart attack inning.
Whew. Good game by CC. Now hand it over to Soriano for the save.
Here we go…they can do it, keep the Big Man in for the ninth!!! Do it Joe! Do it!
CC You just knocked like 10 years off my life..and I’m completely okay with it.
And fucking exhale.
More runs please. I don’t think I can take this drama again in the 9th.
Leave in CC to face Davis before going to Soriano for Jones and Wieters?
Sorry, the lineup is switched today. I guess he’ll just start with Soriano.
Can’t. Jones bats before Davis.
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…
Gonna guess it’s Soriano in the 9th.
I would leave CC in and try to get the complete game.
Ok, this has been bothering me for a while: who is that guy in the Farmer’s commercial?
The guy from Oz?
also played j jonah jameson in “spider man”
can i haz moar runz plz
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.
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.
Not sure why, but even though the bases were loaded, it didn’t seem stressful. Perhaps CC instills faith in the masses.
I think that was just you. That was a fucking scary inning.
Speak for yourself. My heart is still pounding.
Orioles trying their best to beat us with dinky ass hits.
CC almost gave me a heart attack that inning but in the end the big man came thru big time.
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..
Leverage index was in the red there.
When this game comes back on I better see Mo ripping off his hoodie and running to the bullpen.
I would cream.
:Beast mode activated
I won’t lie. I shat myself like eight times.
I love the word shat, it’s not used enough. Same with turd.
Turd is used aplenty in this house. Dump as well.
Turd is part of my regular vocabulary, I call my kids turds all the time. Shat, however, needs more air time.
I had to change my pants in between innings.
A real ace wouldn’t have given up a run!
We can score off Pedro Strop.
Another run or two would be nice.
Or four, at least they didn’t go all UGA on us.
Pete Ports! Time for some insurance runs.
can’t even imagine how many years this ALDS has taken off my life.
As Michael Kay would say, you’re robbing Peter to pay Paul.
If i ever have a heart attack it will be watching a yankees game
That’s low – I know it’s automatic, but it’s low.
Who comes in the 9th? Soriano went 2 innings yesterday, DRob looks ready
WHO’S YOUR DADDY!
COME ONE, EVERYONE!
Dad, is that you? Why did you leave me at such a young age?!?!?
I’m gonna go ahead and wait until the final out here.
I’M YOUR MOMMY!
Run Ichi! RUN!
Come on Cano, break out of your slump now!
And Buck’s going to Matusz.
Do we see an A-Rod PH for Ibanez? Then will it be O’Day?
don’t get caught stealing ichiro! just play it safe!
I’m feeling a bomb by cano right now
Sorta late but oh my god CC. I’d trust no one else in that scenario. MVP of the ALDS.
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
I miss him.
Cano is gonna hit a Left/Center double in the gap.
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…
I have a knack for looking dumb because players immediately start producing right after I trash them. I was … uh … trying to motivate him.
I shouldn’t be critical. Your assessments are usually right on, and I’m glad the motivation worked
Hurry up and talk smack on CC.
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
cano on the other hand…
Well, here we go. Three more outs.
Awesome Cano, just awesome.
Oh, Robbie “one pitch”.
lol ok, didn’t have to worry about that
Another outstanding at bat from Cano. This is sad.
Focus positive energy. NOW!
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.
Everyone call an ambulance while you still can. Heart attacks on line 1.
i untuck you motherfuck*r!!!
Damn, CC still out there.
Let’s go CC!
Soriano probably said he cant go
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.
Brett! I’ve missed him
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I want CC to #untuck at the end of this MF!
How can they not cut to Mo with that stat?
because it’s tbs?
TWO MORE OUTS!!!!!!
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.
Swisher looks like he’s gonna explode in the dugout!
Lol at the guy screaming “John Smoltz I fucked your mother” in the crowd
don’t we all want to say that? I’m incredibly envious of that guy.
With how conscious Davis is of the slider, you would probably strike him out looking with a FB inside.
How about High and Tight? Good call.
YEAAAHHH!! ONE MORE!
OH HELL YEAH!
WOW ballsy as hell going up top. At least he knew to throw high if he was gonna miss.
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.
Finally some fucking noise in YS3!
great season, birds. but the better team won.
START SPREADIN’ THE NEWS!!!!!!!!!!!!
FUCK YEEEESSSS!!! THEEEEEEEEEEEEE YANKEES. WIN!!!!
Well, I guess I’ll see you all in the ALCS
YESSSSSS!!!! FUCK YOU BALTIMORE!! GO HOME BITCHES!!
Mother F’ing ACE.
YANKEEES WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA-breathe-AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA YANKEES WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Yes! Hell of a game CC!
The Yankees win motherfucker!
Good chance some fans are still coming in through the gates.
Yeah, fuck you John Smoltz, I hope you fucking like that.
HOLY FUCK BALLS SON OF A BITCH CC, YOU BEAUTIFUL FAT PIECE OF SHIT NON-ACE I LUB U
oh my god, lmao
didn’t someone predict a 3-1 win today? ; )
I asked Mr. Axe-man, and he did in fact predict a 3-1 win.
Cry, Orioles. Cry.
FUCK YEA. THE YANKEES WIN. THEEEEE YANKEES WIN!
REMATCH! Hit in detroit and we can win it.
Remember CC was our not ace?
The Buck STOPPED here. Seriously though, kudos to the O’s!
If only we had a real ace…
Not An Ace.
we play today, we win today
Now time for revenge against the tigers!!
Bring it on, Tigers.
Please add Dickerson dump the choke king swisher
Is CC an ace yet??? Just checking.
Hey Buck…..yeah, they disrespected Flanny again. Go home and don’t pop a blood vessel. Hahahaha!!!
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
We did it guys!!! NO MORE ORIOLES!!!!
Not possible. McLouth will bat at some point in the ALCS.
please god NO. Most annoying goddamn Oriole!!
CC wasn’t happy enough with 8 2/3 IP last time, so 9 IP, 1 R for him this time. Ho hum.
Guys! We won the game guys!
CC with the first CG for the Yankees in a winner take all game since Ralph Terry in the ’62 World Series.
That’s just luck.
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.
I’m dropping “of Doom” moving forward, it’s not fitting.
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
Dear Buck, Nate, etc,
Go the fuck home and make me some crab cakes.
Phew. Glad it’s over. The couple O’s fans I know were starting to get really irritating.
Yay last comment. I can die now.
This is payback for that bullshit in 2006. Suck it, Showalter.
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