Oct
11

ALDS Game Four Spillover Thread

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Categories : Game Threads, Playoffs
  • https://twitter.com/YankeesGalaxy YankeesGalaxy

    We want YOU, Yankees offense, to score RUNS. And A LOT OF THEM. NOW.

  • ItWasaThing

    Phil is ophicially trying to give me a heart attack.

  • Brooklyn Nets

    I don’t understand why people are overreacting (Get Phelps up!!!). Hughes looks great.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Because at his best he still gives up an obligatory HR.

      • Brooklyn Nets

        Honestly who cares? Usually it’s with no one on base. It’s just frustrating to read the doom and gloom. Especially when his stuff looks this good.

        • David N

          With the way the offense is hitting, even a solo homer isn’t good.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Rewind. Look at Martin’s glove and look how badly Hughes is missing. He’s shaky at best. And don’t even argue 0 runs, we’re lucky the Orioles have a 95 wRC+ lineup which is below league average.

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      he does. Sometimes people get hits and he’s holding it down and not letting those runs come around to score.

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

      He’s grinding out there. Objectively, he doesn’t look to good, but he’s not breaking. People get very touchy during the post season, give up a base runner? GET THE BULL PEN UP!!! Strike out w/ RISP? OUR OFFENSE IS TEH SUX!!!!

      • JobaWockeeZ

        If we exclude Ibanez because it’s not fair to him to lump him together with everyone else who sucks, and subtract his two AB’s the Yankees postseason OPS is barely above .600

        I don’t care how low your standards are, the fact is they’re underperforming.

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

          Yankees have the highest team OPS among the four AL teams in the playoffs.

          • JobaWockeeZ

            Literally only because of the Ibanez HRs. If we included every player who got regular playing time our OPS is ~.620

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

              Phew, good thing those homers count then huh?

              • JobaWockeeZ

                Oh it’s a good thing. All I’m saying is the rest of them suck.

    • David N

      I don’t know about great. He’s getting out of the jams, sure, but keep walking the leadoff batters and the likelihood is that it will eventually cost you.

  • Alkaline

    Just got in. Seems Hughes has been okay so far. Pitch count seems a bit high.

    Two more innings perhaps?

    How is everyone doing after that craziness last night?

    • CountryClub

      Pitch count is fine. On pace for 7 innings and 110 pitches.

  • RetroRob

    I thought someone did something wrong again!

  • Knoxvillain

    Shaky start for Hughes. But I’m very surprised and very satisfied. I can’t complain about him yet.

    • Brooklyn Nets

      Are we watching the same game? Shaky?

      • Knoxvillain

        A bunch of lead off walks. Almost all fly balls. It’s a little nerve racking.

        • Brooklyn Nets

          He’s a fly ball pitcher.

          • Knoxvillain

            Which is why it’s nerve racking.

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

          Embrace the fly balls, they turn into outs far more often than they turn into hits.

          • Knoxvillain

            With the way Cy Saunders is pitching, hopefully they all do today. I would like Johnson to blow a save and get a loss tonight actually.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Don’t just watch TV, direct TV.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Brace yourself for an A-Bomb.

  • bill

    Cal Ripken: “Phil is very good when he gets to 2 strikes, but he has a problem getting to 2 strikes”
    what the fuck is he talking about. has he ever watched phil hughes?
    that said, way to go phil!

    • VT Yankee Fan (Phil Phranchise)

      Just making it up as he goes along.

  • RetroRob

    Have to head to my next location. I leave the new game thread in the all of your capable hands, err, fingers. Hope to return to a victory thread.

  • King George

    Now is the inning! COME ON, YANKS! Let’s go!

  • King George

    Great at-bat, Robinson.

  • The Real Greg

    I would blame Cano before ARod.

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

    This has not been Robinson Cano’s finest playoff series. 2-14 now. Ugly.

  • Cy Pettitte

    3 days off a Cano completely lost it. yuck.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      In his defense, he’s facing on of the elite left handed pitchers in the game — Joe Saunders.

      • jm

        you mean future hall of famer joe saunders

    • Brooklyn Nets

      Hardly. It’s baseball. He wasn’t going to hit 600 through the playoffs.

  • Knoxvillain

    Jesus fucking Christ, Cano.

  • RkyMtnYank

    Damn Robbie, bad swing on a 1-0 count.

  • The Real Greg

    Dose this umpire understand that the Yankees help MLB make money?

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

    That 0-1 pitch was called a ball last inning for Phil. Same pitch, same location!

  • Ninchiro

    Strike zone is awful.

  • David N

    Yeah A-Rod!

  • VinRae

    Yay-Rod!

  • jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay)

    Alright, A-Rod. Signs of life. Let’s do something here!

  • Knoxvillain

    There we go.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Throw him a parade.

    • Don’t Get Phelps Up

      and give him a raise….

    • stanley a

      extensions…….parades……..Ike Davis………

  • ItWasaThing

    He’s ALIVE!!!

  • jm

    it’s an a-single from a-rod!

  • stanley a

    A-Rod is still alive, folks.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    2012 is real guys. Be afraid of the Mayans.

    • Fieding culbreth wets the bed

      Why Samcro is working with them now.

    • jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay)
      • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

        hahaha I know, they found another calendar in Guatemala.

  • Souter Fell

    next thing you know, swish’ will get an rbi

    • jm

      that’s just silly – stop it…

  • Fieding culbreth wets the bed

    God swisher choke time

    • Fieding culbreth wets the bed

      Ibanez next time up for swisher.

      • David N

        Swisher, or Granderson?

  • Brooklyn Nets

    Please homer Swisher so we can put the tired narrative to bed.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

      Close…

  • Ninchiro

    Nice grab by the kid in the chair.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    Poor ball boy. That man screamed at him.

  • Athenian

    Condolences to Joe Girardi. Losing a father is top 3 hardest thing.

    • jm

      seriously would have loved to call mine last night after the game

  • Brooklyn Nets

    Well turned. Can’t knock the O’s they’re hanging in there.

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

    The dead bats society is still here tonight. I can’t believe this. JOE SAUNDERS, PEOPLE!

    • The Real Greg

      You mean the guy who shut down the highest scoring offense in baseball?

  • Knoxvillain

    I hope Swisher enjoys his last month in New York. Very likable guy, but belongs on a 4th place team.

    • jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay)

      He was on quite a few first place teams. And a championship team.

      I get frustration, but there are way too many “kthxbai” comments. Who is the opening day 2013 right fielder then? Are we banking on Ichiro now?

      If the Yankees can swing a trade for Justin Upton, sure. But what other scenario makes it a good idea to let Swisher walk?

      • Fieding culbreth wets the bed

        Tori hunter

        • jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay)

          Older, not cheap, and likely to resign with the Angels. Next?

          • Fieding culbreth wets the bed

            Right handed average hitter with some pop to Rf. perfect.

            • jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay)

              So what? I’ll repeat my comment: Older, not cheap, and likely to resign with the Angels. Next?

              • Joe

                Don’t care about age, money would be for one year actually can hit when it counts not in April like you seem to ignore, but but he walks.

                • jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay)

                  And you left out the “likely to resign with the Angels” part. So the Yankees bet it all on signing Hunter and let Swisher walk? Awesome. So let’s say Hunter resigns with the Angles. And then…..?

            • Joe

              But does he suck in the playoffs. We need the worst hitter in the history of the playoffs to replace swisher.

      • Knoxvillain

        I’d rather have Ichiro to be honest. He is so fucking bad in the playoffs he makes A-Rod look like Reggie. I’d prefer Hunter to Swisher 100 times out of 100.

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

          Ichiro is useless, his little hot streak was fun while it lasted but it’s over.

          Only Jeter and Tex have been on base more than Swisher this series, by the way.

          • Knoxvillain

            I understand. But I’d rather have Ichiro only because I trust him more in the playoffs even though he hasn’t been great. At least he can steal a base and play some defense.

            That just shows how bad the offense has been.

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

              It’s great that you trust him, but he’s come to the plate more times than Swisher and has done less this series. The defense is fine, but Swisher’s power is so much more valuable that Ichiro’s steals it’s not even funny.

            • jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay)

              Honestly, I have more faith in Swisher to get on base and hit home runs than I do Ichiro’s speed/defense to hold up as he approaches 40.

              Yankees replace Swisher with Ichiro, it is entirely possible that this decision is rewarded with a sub-.300 OBP.

          • jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay)

            Thank you, Mike. I was about to make the same comment. Ichiro was really bad for like, a year and a half. Do we really think a hot streak of a few weeks makes him a viable starter for next year? Really?

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

              Of course it does!

          • forensic

            Is Russell Martin no longer on the team? Is Raul Ibanez no longer on the team?

            Being on base 5th most among a team of guys who haven’t hit almost at all in the postseason isn’t exactly the highest praise.

    • Miked

      Yeah, feeling the clown act gets real tired when he’s playing like to garbage

    • Fieding culbreth wets the bed

      Hes a Met wearing a Yankee uniform.

  • Cy Pettitte

    A-rod can’t do it all on his own guys

    • jm

      lol

  • The Real Greg

    Remember, Saunders shut the Texas Rangers down. The highest scoring offense in baseball. How must they feel?

  • King George

    Sigh. Gotta do better, Swish

  • SammySosasBleachingCream

    Put some fucking runners in motion, Girardi. We barely have any to begin with, can’t be killing them with DP’s.

    • Cy Pettitte

      lefty on the mound and Wieters behind the plate, I don’t blame them for not running

      • SammySosasBleachingCream

        Hit and run, at least. Station to station isn’t getting it done.

  • Hummingbird S.

    very overrated offense

    • Brooklyn Nets

      There’s gotta be a more reasonable explanation out there than this offense being overrated. I’ll take the 162 game sample over the 3 game sample.

      • SammySosasBleachingCream

        Have fun with that, the 162 games means dick-all in a short series.

  • your mom

    Death by Saunders.

  • Miked

    Don’t let the door hit you on the way our Swisher.

  • stanley a

    Cy Walter Christy Sandy Bob Whitey Nolan Roger Randy Pedro Tom Roy Saunders, everybody.

  • Athenian

    Love the croud cheering Arod when Grnaderson couldn’t hit a fucking ball off a batting tee. Just horrible.

  • The Real Greg

    Then how did they score so many runs? You’re fighting the numbers.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Joe Saunders…I mean Pedro Martinez

    • JobaWockeeZ

      The 2003-2004 Yankees were able to score on Pedro more often than not.

      This is becoming like a Cliff Lee performance.

  • Souter Fell

    Can you imagine the stupid facial hair swish will grow when he’s on the Mets next year?

  • David N

    Can the scoreboard operator just put up a 9 next to the “Inning” sign? Srsly.

    • CUYanks

      As long as Phil keeps putting up zeros…

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

    One run in the last 17 innings that wasn’t driven in by Raul Ibanez, and none in the last 12. Think about that.

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

    Fucking McLouth again.

    You gotta be fucking kidding me.

  • Brooklyn Nets

    Shake it off Phil. It’s one run.

  • SammySosasBleachingCream

    Phil does the Phil thing.

  • Hummingbird S.

    please take him out now.. he fucking sucks

  • jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay)

    Fuck. Well, it’s not like the Yankees would win with 0-1 runs anyway. Step it up!

  • David N

    Ok, there’s the one. Can’t allow any more.

  • King George

    Far too predictable. Fuck.

  • Eddard

    Time to get Philbert out of there. He’s missing his spots.

  • xnyles

    I hate nate.

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

    Nate FUCKING McLouth…I cannot believe that.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Nate Mclouth. Nate fucking Mclouth.

    • Fieding culbreth wets the bed

      Juicing

  • this space for rent

    “They pay me to dump Gatorade on the guy who gets the big hit.”

    -Nick Swisher

  • RkyMtnYank

    Phastball Phil.

  • forensic

    Nate McClouth??? Seriously Hughes?!?!

  • Hummingbird S.

    you can count on one hand how many times Phil has hit his spot with the FB or the changeup tonight. He’s terrible, take him out

    • The Real Greg

      The scoreboard doesn’t agree with you.

  • Nice Scheister of Shrooms

    Okay so they gave up a run, but a jack to Nate McFuckenClouth? Gross.

  • Eddard

    And it’d be nice if anyone except Ibanez could drive in a run. Alex has as many hits as Cano and Swisher. One more than Granderson. Where is the outcry against them? DO SOMETHING!

  • youngmanalex

    emmit fucking brown.

  • CUYanks

    That was a much better time to give up that HR than the inning before.

  • Knoxvillain

    Chris Davis pre-O’s: nobody

    Nate McClouth pre-O’s: nobody

    Fuck these guys.

    • CUYanks

      Chris Davis was a decent prospect who put up a partial year of exciting numbers when he came up. Then I drafted him on my fantasy team on hype the next year. The rest is history.

    • David N

      Joe Saunders pre-Os: nobody

      Miguel Gonzalez pre-Os: nobody

      etc.

      • stuart a

        not pre o”s it is pre facing the beer league yankees.

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

    McLouth is now 7 of his last 8 against Hughes, and I could swear he has a fucking ton of extra base hits in the last eight games these two teams have played.

    Can’t get someone who couldn’t stick with the Pirates out. Unreal.

  • Don’t Get Phelps Up

    It’s OK because McLouth was once an All Star.

    -Greg

  • HughesPhanInBeantown

    Hughes knows what to do with 2 strikes? Since when?

  • King George

    I just honestly don’t know where this offense is. It’s bizarre.

  • stanley a

    Hey, did you guys know that Nate McClouth is former All-Star? Isn’t that just special???

  • stuart a

    so yesterday bob gipson pitched for the o’s and today it is koufax.

    mcclouth is reggie.

    again who is worse; swisher, granderson, arod, or tex??? i mean that is a hard call…they are all so bad it is head shacking.

    hughes gave up his obligatory homer. he is on a tight rope and people usually fall off…

    • SammySosasBleachingCream

      Learn to spell, knucklehead.

  • RkyMtnYank

    Cal says when Hughes get to 2 strikes he know what to do … he obviously hasn’t watched many Yankee games.

    • stuart a

      he does get them out in 15 extra pitches about league avg..

      the announcers have zero clue……

      • RkyMtnYank

        As I typed that he stuck out 2 in a row, go figure.

  • Knoxvillain

    We all knew it was going to happen, and probably will again. But it’s nice that he did it to lead off the inning instead of two runners on.

  • youngmanalex

    maybe phil settles down after the obligatory HR

    • David N

      Early signs are good. Offense still has to score for him, though.

    • CUYanks

      Yeah, I’m not really gonna start complaining about 5 ip, 1 er.

  • The Real Greg

    People have been saying how are the Yankees being beaten by nobodies. This is how the Orioles have done it ALL YEAR. Not just against the Yankees. BUT ALL YEAR.

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

    This inning is a microcosm of Phil’s season…two K’s and probably a pop out by Jones and a homer.

  • Eddard

    Cal hasn’t watched more than 5 Yankee games this year. He said Swisher had a strong arm and that Phil is tough when he has 2 strikes. Has he watched any of Phil’s starts?

    • stuart a

      swisher has a good arm compared to Damon and Jacoby Ellsbury..

      clueless..

      don’t worry the yanks are good for a 4 spot !!!!!!!! just kidding of course…

      • jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay)

        Go back to your Mets blog.

  • your mom

    Don’t know why some people want Phil out of the game? I’ll take this performance any day from Phil.

    • The Real Greg

      Yeah. People get angry too quickly.

    • Laz

      Yep, 1 run given up over 5 innings so far. That is a better era than CC, Kuroda, or Pettitte did.

      Pettitte gave up 3 runs over 7, Hughes is doing better than that.

    • Hummingbird S.

      4 hits and 3 walks in 5 innings, the O’s have left 6 on base and have gone 0-7 with RISP. It’s just a matter of time before they catch up to his erratic pitches.

      • Laz

        Results though. Sure he has given up alot of baserunners, but he is getting out of his jams. 1 solo hr is the only damage.

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

    HUGHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ItWasaThing

    You guys are… ADORABLE. Haha really. The overreactions are absolutely comical.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

      If you’re a guy and you say adorable. Well that’s just weird.

      • Me

        Well aren’t you adorable

      • ItWasaThing

        Why?

  • Laz

    Damn, Phil lets in the run, the one time I leave for 5 min to get food.

  • Souter Fell

    Hughes is on tonight. Now let’s bat like the New York Yankees!

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

    Hughes has labored, but 1 ER in 5 IP is not bad at all, end result wise.

    Score some fucking runs, already. This offense has made the Mariners look like a fucking juggernaut in this series.

  • Don’t Get Phelps Up

    The Yankees have scored 0 runs against Joe Saunders but let’s all jump on Hughes.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Oh please say something bad about the offense and you also get canned.

      • Don’t Get Phelps Up

        I just think people have been way to hard on Hughes tonight. The walks were frustrating obviously as was the homer, but his results have been very good.

  • Eddard

    If Granderson can’t do anything here I’d take him out next time at bat. Our only hope of scoring a run might be if Nixy and Jeter get on, then they can PH Ibanez for Ichiro.

    • Laz

      My thinking was to pop ichiro over to center, and ibanez take over in left for grandy.

  • Cy Pettitte

    score fucking runs now. starting pitching has been very good.

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

      If I was going strictly by Hummingbird’s comments I’d think that Hughes must have given up at least 3 bombs and be down 5 runs at this point.

      • Hummingbird S.

        He’s been terrible, but lucky. Luck eventually runs out. I’d like for Girardi to take him out before his luck runs out.

        There’s no way you can say he’s been good. Unlees your name is Greg and you have no understanding of baseball whatsoever.

        • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

          lol

        • jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay)

          ?

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

          1 ER on a solo shot and 6 Ks through 5IP? I’ll take it.

          How come when Andy puts guys on but doesn’t allow them to score he’s “grinding” and “effective” but when Hughes does it he’s terrible?

  • stanley a

    Nice bounce back striking out the side. Overall Phil has pitched well, but once again the vaunted offense can’t get anything done against a mediocre pitcher.

  • Mick taylor

    Swisher does it again . Two at bats fails with runners on base against a pitcher who the diamondbacks released if swisher is in the lineuptomorrow the yanks lose. If I were girardi I pinch hit nunez for him and let Gardner take over if Joe refuses to play ibanez

    • Don’t Get Phelps Up

      The Diamondbacks didn’t release Saunders.

    • SammySosasBleachingCream

      Nunez isn’t very good, either.

  • Eddard

    One more K by Granderson and I insert Gardner. If Jeter and Nix get on I PH Ibanez for Ichiro. Defense be damned, we need offense and he’s all we’ve got.

  • Athenian

    Problem with Hughes is he lets the batters get to comfortable. He needs to buzz a few guys.

    • David N

      Problem with Hughes is that his offense is being stymied by the second coming of Pedro Martinez in left-hander form.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Hey imagine that…Phil Hughes allows a home run and the Yankee offense continues to get shat on by Joe Fucking Saunders.

    • DC

      Hey Imagine that…you have something negative to whine about.

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

    Lead off walk. Make this the start of a good inning.

  • David N

    Yay, another runner to strand.

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

    Some hitting tips for Grandy: If it looks like it’s spinning funny and moving vertically DONT FUCKING SWING!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    I got excited for a second because I thought Nix was up, then I realized Grandy is up before him.

  • Hummingbird S.

    BUNT

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

    Granderson can’t even bunt.

  • SammySosasBleachingCream

    KURTIS TIME

  • youngmanalex

    even his fucking bunts look horrible

  • your mom

    Grandy is totally useless now.

  • Captain_Turbo

    Are you frakking kidding me, Curtis?

  • Souter Fell

    ugh, its gotten that bad

  • Hummingbird S.

    cant even bunt.. terrible

  • Knoxvillain

    How can you not fucking bunt? Thank God next year will probably be his last.

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

    Kurtis you fucking suck.

  • stanley a

    Granderson is an automatic K right now.

  • SammySosasBleachingCream

    Go away Kurtis. Seriously.

  • Pinedas’ Colada

    FUCK, GRANDERSON!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Can’t get mad at the obvious.

  • The Real Greg

    I don’t think he bats next time around

  • Leg-End

    That was terrible.

  • HughesPhanInBeantown

    Alright, I love Grandy, but this is getting fucking ridiculous

  • forensic

    Boy Greg, you were right, good thing Granderson is in there. It’s not like this was predictable at all…

  • youngmanalex

    fuck that douche. put gardner in and have him all at bats… fucking curtis

  • SammySosasBleachingCream

    What happened to Curtis? He’s turned into Dave Kingman.

    • Mikhel

      He has always been DaveKingman-esque, it’s not something recent, that’s why the Yankees traded for him, its the kind of trades that make Cashman’s mouth water: trade a young player, specially if its classified as a good prospect, for an old player who strikes out a ton and pulls the ball.

      KKKKKKKurtis has 1100+ K’s in his career in a bit over 1100 games played.

  • Fieding culbreth wets the bed

    Tell me again about great number against this guy.

  • Hummingbird S.

    and that’s the reason you can’t play Granderson against lefties.

  • David N

    Trying to stay positive: it wasn’t a three-pitch K. So Saunders’ pitch count is slightly more elevated than it would have been.

    Also, YHGTBSM Curtis.

  • Pinedas’ Colada

    Do you think Girardi can PH for Kurtis later in the game?

  • Knoxvillain

    1. Let Granderson bunt
    2. Let him bunt again
    3. Throw a slider 6 inches off the plate on top of his feet

    That is how you strike out Kurtis.

  • anon

    FCUKING PUT IN GARDNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • ItWasaThing

    oh, fuck me

  • Cy Pettitte

    oh come on…..

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

    OH FUCK YOU NATE MCLOUTH.

  • SammySosasBleachingCream

    Ugh.

  • HughesPhanInBeantown

    FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Even when we don’t suck….we suck.

  • Fieding culbreth wets the bed

    Wow russel really?

  • Captain_Turbo

    Are you kidding me?

  • The Real Greg

    Well, we’re losing this game. Oriole magic survives again.

    • Don’t Get Phelps Up

      ALL THE NEGATIVITY.

      • The Real Greg

        But not hateful negativity. That’s the key.

        • jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay)

          No fucking key, Greg. Stop it.

        • Don’t Get Phelps Up

          lol ok then.

    • Don’t Get Phelps Up

      Seriously, you are such a hypocrite.

  • Hummingbird S.

    this fucking team… what the fuck was martin doing?

  • Knoxvillain

    Fuck you McClouth. I hope you get paralyzed.

    • DC

      What are you..14?

  • Souter Fell

    such bad baseball

  • Karl Krawfid

    Hell of a play man.

    But god damn, Granderson has got to sit for Gardner.

  • Hans Moleman

    Nate Mclouth, All Star

    • Nice Scheister of Doom

      I hope he gets plunked.

  • stanley a

    Nate McClouth can go fuck himself. Overachieving nobody POS.

  • forensic

    Terrible baserunning, have to wait at second. If he misses that and it goes off the wall, Martin’s still scoring from 2nd.

  • RkyMtnYank

    Nix needs to learn to pull that ball more and he’d have 2 homers now.

  • David N

    Damn. Just…damn.

  • SammySosasBleachingCream

    There are so many useless bats in this lineup right now, and no one to replace them with.

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    I wonder if Grandy realizes he sucks right now. Whats next, does Joe pinch hit Gardner for him? At least Gardy can get a bunt down.

    • SammySosasBleachingCream

      I think he probably knows.

  • Matt

    This is downright pathetic.

    Granderson doesn’t even put up a competitive at bat anymore. Martin with one of the worst baserunning plays you could make there. The guy was practically camped right underneath the ball…

    I don’t know how Girardi can justify pinch hitting for A-Rod but leaving Granderson in there to embarrass himself night after night. A-Rod is working counts. Granderson is a 3 pitch strikeout nearly every at bat.

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

      “The guy was practically camped right underneath the ball…”

      lol wut?

      It was a bad baserunning play, so need to make shit it up to prove the point.

      • Matt

        By the time he caught it, he was barely moving back on it. He clearly had room, so Martin had to hold up and see if he could jump high enough to catch it. It was not that difficult a play for him once he got back to the wall.

  • Souter Fell

    no need to be that far away from second

  • Athenian

    This keeping Granderson in the line up is a fucking joke. Put Nunez or anyone in there for the love of God. The guy can’t even bunt!

  • Pinedas’ Colada

    This whole not hitting thing is getting really old. Older than these Samsung commercials. Wake up or go home. Now, we got Jeter-Ichiro-Tex coming up in the sixth. Here’s whats going to happen.

    Jeter gets on base
    Ichiro does his bullshit off balance K-swing
    Tex bounces into DP

  • Eddard

    I just don’t know why we have an all defense team in there when we need runs. Ibanez should be in there. He should PH for Ichiro next inning. And just take a shot with Gardner, Granderson ain’t doing nothing. He is going to force us to have to use CC tomorrow.

    • RkyMtnYank

      If we had the all defensive team in then Gardner would already be in there.

  • Tom

    Nice baserunning Martin… the ball is directly in front of you.

    He has to stop at 2nd on that, regardless of how good a catch it was. you have to see that ball down (or off the wall).

    • Monterowasdinero

      Agree. Dumb.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      It was a risk, but one worth taking in my opinion. It took a great play. And scoring opportunities are few and far between right now.

      Top of the order next inning.

  • Ethan

    On the replay it looked like the ball was off the wall!

  • Monterowasdinero

    Gardy/Nunez please.

    • Pinedas’ Colada

      Why Nunez?

      • yo

        because his names not granderson

  • forensic

    Unfortunately, when many people were hoping for Saunders to start, this is why I was hoping for Tillman. Much better history, not in the groove, and not a lefty (with a sinker).

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

    This strike zone is as infuriating as the offense!

  • Fieding culbreth wets the bed

    Your hopeing it stays in the yard

    John Smoltz Yankee Hater

    • HughesPhanInBeantown

      He was clearly talking from McLouth’s POV.

      • Fieding culbreth wets the bed

        Thats why he growned when he hit it too.

    • Pinedas’ Colada

      He’s still fuming over the ’96 and ’99 Series…

  • HughesPhanInBeantown

    Nice pitch, Phil.

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

    It’s high fucking time that this offense scores some runs.

  • Bubba

    Joe Freakin’ Saunders… seriously?

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    Strike four get him

  • Souter Fell

    SCORE RUNS! Simple as that.

  • The Real Greg

    Still think Phil Hughes is sucking, Hummingbird?

  • flamingo

    Alright, Hughes is pitching great. Time for some run support.

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    hughes is pitching a great game. hopefully the yanks can come through and give him a few runs to work with.

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    This postseason. tv is glorious.

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

    Yankee SP ERA in this series is now 2.40.

    This offense continues to make the Mariners look like a juggernaut. Impossible to watch.

  • David N

    Nice pitching, Phil.

    We can haz offense nao?

  • Matt

    It’s pretty sad that guys like Nix and Ibanez have no problem squaring up mistakes every time up there, but our so called “all stars,” aka Cano, A-Rod, Teixeira, and Granderson either take or pop up pitches right down the middle and bail the opposing pitcher out.

  • Eddard

    Phil is pitching his heart out. Better than Andy. Better than Hiroki. Even better than CC! And they haven’t done a damn thing for him. Best ABs have been by Jayson Nix who is only playing because Jeter’s foot.

    Jeter gets on
    PH Ibanez for Ichiro. I’m sick of watching Ichiro sit there and watch 2 strikes go by and then corkscrew into the ground and swing at a ball for strike 3.
    PH Nunez for Granderson if Saunders is still in and then put Gardner in CF.

  • The Real Greg

    In all 3 prior games, the outcome has been determined by the Orioles bullpen, specifically Jim Johnson. No surprise that this will continue tonight.

    • CUYanks

      Raul will be ready.

  • stanley a

    Phil Hughes has been pretty damn good.

    Why is this team getting shut out by Joe Saunders?

  • Brandon

    The last time the Yankees beat a team in the ALDS other then the Twins was the 2001 A’s.

  • Monterowasdinero

    Tex Swish Grandy

    Help!!!!!

  • JLC 776

    Runs (note the plural), you heartless SOBs. C’mon, Yankees!!!

  • David N

    Attaboy, Cap’.

  • Eddard

    NOW DO NOT LET ICHIRO HIT! PH IBANEZ!

    • CUYanks

      Need him for Jim Johnson!

  • Pinedas’ Colada

    Always rely on the Captain

  • Cy Pettitte

    Captain!! get him in now fuckers.

  • HughesPhanInBeantown

    Jetes!

  • HughesPhanInBeantown

    Jetes!

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

    Fine.

    Score THIS run, fuckers.

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    game on!

  • Don’t Get Phelps Up

    Jeter! Now turn that into many runs.

  • jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay)

    Alright Cap! Let’s start something here!

  • stanley a

    All right, plate this fucking run.

  • Hummingbird S.

    here we go, let’s see how they fail to score now

    • jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay)

      Jesus dude. Which one are you rooting for?

  • David N

    Nice job Ichiro, productive out.

  • Pinedas’ Colada

    I don’t have faith in Tex right now…

  • Fieding culbreth wets the bed

    At least ichiro can bunt.

  • Don’t Get Phelps Up

    Come on Tex! Just a sac fly.

  • Hans Moleman

    Swing the damn bat.

  • stanley a

    Why bunt?

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

    I guess I don’t mind the bunt too much, with the lefty matchup.

    Get a sac fly, if nothing else.

  • Eddard

    The Yankees have score 2 runs in their past 14 innings. The only man responsible for those 2 runs is sitting on the bench.

  • Don’t Get Phelps Up

    Wow fuck this umpire.

  • Cy Pettitte

    look at the calls Saunders is getting. fucking bullshit.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I hope no one gets pissed at the bunt. It’s not like we’re fucking lighting the ball up.

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    what the fuck is with this ump!

  • Kevin

    Jeter’s appreciation of the strike zone is just astounding. He’s foul/leave decision making is superb. Really enjoying his at-bats this week. Come on Tex/Robbie, score him in.

    • Kevin

      *His foul/leave decision making, sorry….(it’s 2am, I’m all over the place!)

  • Matt

    2 pitches nowhere close to bury him in an 0-2 hole. Awesome.

  • The Real Greg

    Crappy strike, crappy strike

  • HughesPhanInBeantown

    If Tex strikes out right now, so help me

  • Tom

    Ridiculous umpiring

  • forensic

    Come on, someone please get a lucky hit…

    And as I say that they give away an out. I’m in between on that. Ichiro’s got good history against him, but looks bad tonight as does the rest of the team.

    Unfortunately, I’m not so sure that Tex can even get the ball in play.

  • Hans Moleman

    WTF with this strike zone?

  • Hummingbird S.

    umpire is robbing the yankees

  • Fieding culbreth wets the bed

    No where near a strike.

  • Havok9120

    This strikezone….Christ.

  • ItWasaThing

    Surprised that ball in the dirt wasn’t a called strike

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    Wow. Nice strike one call, seriously it wasn’t even close.

  • Don’t Get Phelps Up

    Ball 4…no wait it’s 2-2.

  • CUYanks

    5-0 count, let’s see what he does with it!

    • CUYanks

      And I guess he didn’t have the green light on 5-1. BALL 6!!

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      i loled

  • Fieding culbreth wets the bed

    These guys should be caned for this game

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

    Time for Robbie to do something.

  • HughesPhanInBeantown

    Here we go Robbie…

  • Captain_Turbo

    Hey, we got our two fastest runners on base.

  • Eddard

    This is what we want, our best hitter with runners on. NO DP! NO K! Score the run even if you make an out. Jesus, come on Cano.

  • stanley a

    Time to step it up and claim your place as the next Yankee great, Cano.

  • Matt

    Would be nice if Cano could hit a freaking fly ball for once with a runner at 3rd

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius
  • Hummingbird S.

    time for Robbie to do something. He’s the best player on this team, time to play like it.

  • Mick taylor

    Looks like this cocksucker home plateumpire got the memo from selig to screw the yanks those first two pitches becalmed for strikes to Tex were way inside

    • DC

      Easy, Olive Stone.

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    I see the orange undershirt under the umps jacket. Dick. Surprised he didn’t call ball 6 a strike.

  • forensic

    Normally a good situation, but Cano has been terrible.

    Can we please get one AB from good-Robbie!!!

    PLEASE!!!

  • David N

    Come on, Robbie.

  • jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay)

    COME ON ROBBIE

  • Tom

    7 straight pitches out of the zone.

    Tex did well to foul off the first 3-2 pitch as the ump would have rang him up.

  • vicki

    taking a base on balls with that joke strike zone is nothing short of heroic.

  • Hans Moleman

    C’mon Robbie.. IN THE AIR

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    C’mon Cano, all we need is a moderately deep fly ball.

  • David N

    WE GOT A RUN!

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

    At least it’s tied.

  • Cy Pettitte

    holy shit I thought that was a DP for sure.

  • Captain_Turbo

    I’ll take the run.

  • Eddard

    WE’LL TAKE IT! Now Alex can be the hero with a hit!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    So small ball. Suck it haters.

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    got a run in…fuck it…here comes arod. big moment!!!

  • forensic

    Geez Cano, that was damn scary.

    But at least got the minimum job done, barely…

  • jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay)

    Not what we wanted to see from Cano, but man does it feel good to get the score tied at least.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

      This.

  • HughesPhanInBeantown

    Almost had a heart attack right there

  • RkyMtnYank

    whew

  • Don’t Get Phelps Up

    OK, I’ll take that. Now it’s time for Alex to park one into the seats.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    Tied!

  • Hummingbird S.

    not ideal, but we’ll take it…

  • stanley a

    Drove in a run at least…..

  • Knoxvillain

    I preferred a double, but an RBI is an RBI. Nice.

  • flamingo

    Tie game!

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius
  • Havok9120

    Whoa, how can they not hold the runner on?

    I’ll take it!

  • HughesPhanInBeantown

    Let’s go Alex!

  • The Real Greg

    Buck’s going to the pen.

  • Eddard

    Buck’s going to bring in Oday’s frisbee to strike out Alex.

  • Hummingbird S.

    alright, time to bring in Chavez or Ibanez

  • forensic

    Wow, talk about a quick hook…

    Thanks for not telling us who was warming up or coming in TBS.

    • jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay)

      They showed Hunter warming up. I’m assuming he’s coming in.

      • forensic

        Oh, my bad, I must’ve missed that.

    • Tom

      It was Hunter I think

  • Fieding culbreth wets the bed

    Our game we are in their pen.

  • youngmanalex

    pretty short leash for saunders…i was hoping he’d be taken out after the abomb.

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

    Was really hoping they would rough up Saunders like they did the last time he pitched an October game in the Bronx.

    At least he’s not leaving with the lead.

  • Hans Moleman

    Alex, please be the hero.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Hunter is throwing high 90’s out of the pen, can they really let ARod hit here?

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    His one hit per 12 at bats was his last plate appearance.

  • The Real Greg

    Raul, That’s where the contact play works.

  • David N

    Come on, A-Rod. You’ve got this. The base hit is just as heroic as the homer.

  • jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay)

    Hunter (a righty) coming in. Pinch hit Ibanez again, or leave A-Rod?

    Honest question. Not sure I have an opinion really.

    • Tom

      Too early I think.

  • Pasqua

    Accidental runs are still runs, I suppose.

  • VinRae

    ..and of course, it all comes down to A-Rod.

  • Eddard

    I wouldn’t PH for Alex tonight because Alex has worked a walk and has a hit. He’s seeing the ball better and this is his chance for redemption. I’d use Raul later in the game when we need him more.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      You’re fire.

  • Fieding culbreth wets the bed

    Saunder was great tonight with some help from the umpire

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Right down Broadway.

  • stanley a

    A-Rod swings at the off-speed pitch in the dirt, takes a fastball right down the middle.

  • ItWasaThing

    Regardless of the result, Alex’s approach looks 10x better tonight

  • jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay)

    *sigh*

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

    Well, Alex is back to whiffing.

    That’s always nice.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    No chance.

  • David N

    Hey, it’s tied, Saunders is out. Not fantastic, but I’ll take it.

  • HughesPhanInBeantown

    Shit, that wasn’t not predictable.

  • Hummingbird S.

    predictable strikeout. I hope this is A-Rod’s last AB in this game.

  • The Real Greg

    I don’t think Chavez was hitting that either.

    • Hummingbird S.

      I know, it’s crazy to think that a guy who OPS’d more than .800 against righties couldn’t hit straight fastballs down the middle.

  • forensic

    Unbelieveable, stupid fans. He was basically their only offense before this inning, so he makes and out and quick, boo him again!

    • The Real Greg

      They are idiots.

  • Matt

    A-Rod had a good swing at that 1-2 fastball in the at bat. Hunter is throwing 97-98 mph and showed a good curve right away. He may have struck out, but the at bat was not that bad.

    • dalelama

      The Arod apologencia is truly pathetic.

      • Matt

        Yeah, because striking out against a guy who threw a 98 mph fastball by you in a 1-2 count up in the zone is just inexcusable.

        The guy threw him a nasty curveball to start the at bat, and then came back with high 90’s heat in the zone. Nobody is going to hit a pitcher when he is throwing like that.

        • jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay)

          Look you you’re replying to. dalelama is about as “one trick pony” as it gets. Even stuart a mixes it up more than him/her.

    • SammySosasBleachingCream

      It’s better than anything Granderson’s been doing.

      • JLC 776

        Exactly. But I just hope both of them snap out of it soon.

  • CUYanks

    Tie game. Assuming Phil, but if he runs into any trouble, the bullpen needs to be ready. 3 more innings until the finish line, hopefully.

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    Damn A-Rod. Five more years…ouch. Go see cousin Suri.

    • Joe

      Lance armstrong stuff is better

  • dalelama

    That was no surprise, when counts the most Arod contributes the least…just reinforces his title of Chokemaster General.

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

      Fresh.

    • Pat D

      Your post was also no surprise.

    • Don’t Get Phelps Up

      That was no surprise, when Arod makes an out dalelama comes on and complains.

    • stanley a

      Is Chokemaster General anything like Jam Master Jay? ‘Cause if he is, that’d be pretty fucking rad.

      • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

        Any relation to stuart a?

        • stanley a

          Fortunately not. Fuck the Mets.

    • DC

      Obsessed.

  • SammySosasBleachingCream

    Signed through 2017.

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

    Don’t give the lead back, Phil.

  • Hans Moleman

    Shutdown inning Philbert.

  • Pat D

    Infield fly on that last one.

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

    Hah!

    Where was that 0-2?

  • CUYanks

    I am afraid of Phil Hughes vs. Nate McLouth.

    • CUYanks

      Joe was too.

  • David N

    Right time to pull him.

    What a job, Phil. Well done.

  • The Real Greg

    Good move Joe.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Huuuuuuuughes.

  • Pat D

    Guess I’m not too surprised to see this since McLouth seems to own Hughes.

  • Knoxvillain

    Why pull him? He was awesome tonight! Fucking great. This better not come back and bite us.

    • The Real Greg

      McClouth has been the only offense for the O’s tonight.

  • David N

    I know it doesn’t feel like it, but how awesome has the starting pitching been this series?

    • JLC 776

      Oh, it feels like it – unfortunately it’s been for both sides!

    • Hall and Nokes

      Zero complaints about any of the Yankee pitching.

  • jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay)

    Good job, Phil. Can’t ask for much more than 6.2, 1 run from your #4 starter. We need the offense to show up.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

      We could ask 0 next time. ;)

  • Defensive Indifference

    Phil was money.

  • Robinson Tilapia (I BELIEVE IN PHIL HUGHES!)

    I’m watching the debate on the TV and the game on the IPad, but read that screen name again. I believe in Phil Hughes.

    WIN THIS.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

      Hughes is out…

  • Matt

    I still don’t get why Girardi is using Logan as a matchup lefty.

    Rapada is better against LHB than Logan, and Logan can pitch to both righties and lefties.

    So basically Girardi is wasting one of his roster spots by using Logan for only 1 batter, and then he is wasting another roster spot by carrying a guy he never intends to use (Rapada). Why even carry Clay on the roster if he won’t even be used in these spots?

    • CUYanks

      Logan is higher than Rapada in the pecking order.

  • Captain_Turbo

    Booooooooooone!

  • Don’t Get Phelps Up

    That was a strike for Saunders.

    • The Real Greg

      It was.

  • youngmanalex

    im so sick of hearing his 2008 AS appearance.

  • David N

    I’m listening on the radio, so are these pitches actually missing?

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

    Well, at least McLouth is finally out.

    Time to take the lead.