Oct
11

ALDS Game Four Spillover Thread

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

  2. ItWasaThing says:

    Phil is ophicially trying to give me a heart attack.

  3. Brooklyn Nets says:

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

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

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

      • Brooklyn Nets says:

        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 says:

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

        • JobaWockeeZ says:

          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.

    • handtius says:

      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) says:

      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!!!!

    • David N says:

      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.

  4. Alkaline says:

    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?

  5. RetroRob says:

    I thought someone did something wrong again!

  6. Knoxvillain says:

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

  7. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Don’t just watch TV, direct TV.

  8. Karl Krawfid says:

    Brace yourself for an A-Bomb.

  9. bill says:

    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!

  10. RetroRob says:

    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.

  11. King George says:

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

  12. King George says:

    Great at-bat, Robinson.

  13. The Real Greg says:

    I would blame Cano before ARod.

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

  15. Cy Pettitte says:

    3 days off a Cano completely lost it. yuck.

  16. Knoxvillain says:

    Jesus fucking Christ, Cano.

  17. RkyMtnYank says:

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

  18. The Real Greg says:

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

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

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

  20. Ninchiro says:

    Strike zone is awful.

  21. David N says:

    Yeah A-Rod!

  22. VinRae says:

    Yay-Rod!

  23. jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay) says:

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

  24. Knoxvillain says:

    There we go.

  25. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Throw him a parade.

  26. ItWasaThing says:

    He’s ALIVE!!!

  27. jm says:

    it’s an a-single from a-rod!

  28. stanley a says:

    A-Rod is still alive, folks.

  29. Joe F says:

    2012 is real guys. Be afraid of the Mayans.

  30. Souter Fell says:

    next thing you know, swish’ will get an rbi

  31. Fieding culbreth wets the bed says:

    God swisher choke time

  32. Brooklyn Nets says:

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

  33. Ninchiro says:

    Nice grab by the kid in the chair.

  34. Joe F says:

    Poor ball boy. That man screamed at him.

  35. Athenian says:

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

  36. Brooklyn Nets says:

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

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

  38. Knoxvillain says:

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

    • jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay) says:

      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 says:

        Tori hunter

        • jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay) says:

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

          • Fieding culbreth wets the bed says:

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

            • jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay) says:

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

              • Joe says:

                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) says:

                  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 says:

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

      • Knoxvillain says:

        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.

        • Mike Axisa says:

          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 says:

            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.

            • Mike Axisa says:

              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) says:

              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) says:

            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?

          • forensic says:

            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 says:

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

    • Fieding culbreth wets the bed says:

      Hes a Met wearing a Yankee uniform.

  39. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  40. The Real Greg says:

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

  41. King George says:

    Sigh. Gotta do better, Swish

  42. SammySosasBleachingCream says:

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

  43. Hummingbird S. says:

    very overrated offense

    • Brooklyn Nets says:

      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.

  44. your mom says:

    Death by Saunders.

  45. Miked says:

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

  46. stanley a says:

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

  47. Athenian says:

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

  48. The Real Greg says:

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

  49. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Joe Saunders…I mean Pedro Martinez

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

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

      This is becoming like a Cliff Lee performance.

  50. Souter Fell says:

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

  51. David N says:

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

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

  53. Fucking McLouth again.

    You gotta be fucking kidding me.

  54. Brooklyn Nets says:

    Shake it off Phil. It’s one run.

  55. SammySosasBleachingCream says:

    Phil does the Phil thing.

  56. Hummingbird S. says:

    please take him out now.. he fucking sucks

  57. jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay) says:

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

  58. David N says:

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

  59. King George says:

    Far too predictable. Fuck.

  60. Eddard says:

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

  61. xnyles says:

    I hate nate.

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

    Nate FUCKING McLouth…I cannot believe that.

  63. Cy Pettitte says:

    Nate Mclouth. Nate fucking Mclouth.

  64. this space for rent says:

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

    -Nick Swisher

  65. RkyMtnYank says:

    Phastball Phil.

  66. forensic says:

    Nate McClouth??? Seriously Hughes?!?!

  67. Hummingbird S. says:

    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

  68. Nice Scheister of Shrooms says:

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

  69. Eddard says:

    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!

  70. youngmanalex says:

    emmit fucking brown.

  71. CUYanks says:

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

  72. Knoxvillain says:

    Chris Davis pre-O’s: nobody

    Nate McClouth pre-O’s: nobody

    Fuck these guys.

    • CUYanks says:

      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 says:

      Joe Saunders pre-Os: nobody

      Miguel Gonzalez pre-Os: nobody

      etc.

  73. 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.

  74. Don't Get Phelps Up says:

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

    -Greg

  75. HughesPhanInBeantown says:

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

  76. King George says:

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

  77. stanley a says:

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

  78. stuart a says:

    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…

  79. RkyMtnYank says:

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

  80. Knoxvillain says:

    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.

  81. youngmanalex says:

    maybe phil settles down after the obligatory HR

  82. The Real Greg says:

    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.

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

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

  84. Eddard says:

    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 says:

      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…

  85. your mom says:

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

    • The Real Greg says:

      Yeah. People get angry too quickly.

    • Laz says:

      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. says:

      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 says:

        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.

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

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

  87. ItWasaThing says:

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

  88. Laz says:

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

  89. Souter Fell says:

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

  90. 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.

  91. Don't Get Phelps Up says:

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

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

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

      • Don't Get Phelps Up says:

        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.

  92. Eddard says:

    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.

  93. Cy Pettitte says:

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

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

      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. says:

        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 says:

          lol

        • jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay) says:

          ?

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

          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?

  94. stanley a says:

    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.

  95. Mick taylor says:

    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

  96. Eddard says:

    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.

  97. Athenian says:

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

    • David N says:

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

  98. Jimmy McNulty says:

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

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

  100. David N says:

    Yay, another runner to strand.

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

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

  102. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  103. Hummingbird S. says:

    BUNT

  104. Granderson can’t even bunt.

  105. SammySosasBleachingCream says:

    KURTIS TIME

  106. youngmanalex says:

    even his fucking bunts look horrible

  107. your mom says:

    Grandy is totally useless now.

  108. Captain_Turbo says:

    Are you frakking kidding me, Curtis?

  109. Souter Fell says:

    ugh, its gotten that bad

  110. Hummingbird S. says:

    cant even bunt.. terrible

  111. Knoxvillain says:

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

  112. Kurtis you fucking suck.

  113. stanley a says:

    Granderson is an automatic K right now.

  114. SammySosasBleachingCream says:

    Go away Kurtis. Seriously.

  115. Pinedas' Colada says:

    FUCK, GRANDERSON!

  116. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Can’t get mad at the obvious.

  117. The Real Greg says:

    I don’t think he bats next time around

  118. Leg-End says:

    That was terrible.

  119. HughesPhanInBeantown says:

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

  120. forensic says:

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

  121. youngmanalex says:

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

  122. SammySosasBleachingCream says:

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

    • Mikhel says:

      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.

  123. Fieding culbreth wets the bed says:

    Tell me again about great number against this guy.

  124. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  125. David N says:

    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.

  126. Pinedas' Colada says:

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

  127. Knoxvillain says:

    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.

  128. anon says:

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

  129. ItWasaThing says:

    oh, fuck me

  130. Cy Pettitte says:

    oh come on…..

  131. OH FUCK YOU NATE MCLOUTH.

  132. SammySosasBleachingCream says:

    Ugh.

  133. HughesPhanInBeantown says:

    FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

  134. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Even when we don’t suck….we suck.

  135. Fieding culbreth wets the bed says:

    Wow russel really?

  136. Captain_Turbo says:

    Are you kidding me?

  137. The Real Greg says:

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

  138. Hummingbird S. says:

    this fucking team… what the fuck was martin doing?

  139. Knoxvillain says:

    Fuck you McClouth. I hope you get paralyzed.

  140. Souter Fell says:

    such bad baseball

  141. Karl Krawfid says:

    Hell of a play man.

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

  142. Hans Moleman says:

    Nate Mclouth, All Star

  143. stanley a says:

    Nate McClouth can go fuck himself. Overachieving nobody POS.

  144. forensic says:

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

  145. RkyMtnYank says:

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

  146. David N says:

    Damn. Just…damn.

  147. SammySosasBleachingCream says:

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

  148. Nice Scheister of Doom says:

    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.

  149. Matt says:

    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.

    • Mike Axisa says:

      “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 says:

        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.

  150. Souter Fell says:

    no need to be that far away from second

  151. Athenian says:

    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!

  152. Pinedas' Colada says:

    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

  153. Eddard says:

    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.

  154. Tom says:

    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).

  155. Ethan says:

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

  156. Monterowasdinero says:

    Gardy/Nunez please.

  157. forensic says:

    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).

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

    This strike zone is as infuriating as the offense!

  159. Fieding culbreth wets the bed says:

    Your hopeing it stays in the yard

    John Smoltz Yankee Hater

  160. HughesPhanInBeantown says:

    Nice pitch, Phil.

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

  162. Bubba says:

    Joe Freakin’ Saunders… seriously?

  163. Nice Scheister of Doom says:

    Strike four get him

  164. Souter Fell says:

    SCORE RUNS! Simple as that.

  165. The Real Greg says:

    Still think Phil Hughes is sucking, Hummingbird?

  166. flamingo says:

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

  167. handtius says:

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

  168. Nice Scheister of Doom says:

    This postseason. tv is glorious.

  169. Yankee SP ERA in this series is now 2.40.

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

  170. David N says:

    Nice pitching, Phil.

    We can haz offense nao?

  171. Matt says:

    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.

  172. Eddard says:

    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.

  173. The Real Greg says:

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

  174. stanley a says:

    Phil Hughes has been pretty damn good.

    Why is this team getting shut out by Joe Saunders?

  175. Brandon says:

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

  176. Monterowasdinero says:

    Tex Swish Grandy

    Help!!!!!

  177. JLC 776 says:

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

  178. David N says:

    Attaboy, Cap’.

  179. Eddard says:

    NOW DO NOT LET ICHIRO HIT! PH IBANEZ!

  180. Pinedas' Colada says:

    Always rely on the Captain

  181. Cy Pettitte says:

    Captain!! get him in now fuckers.

  182. HughesPhanInBeantown says:

    Jetes!

  183. HughesPhanInBeantown says:

    Jetes!

  184. Fine.

    Score THIS run, fuckers.

  185. Don't Get Phelps Up says:

    Jeter! Now turn that into many runs.

  186. jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay) says:

    Alright Cap! Let’s start something here!

  187. stanley a says:

    All right, plate this fucking run.

  188. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  189. David N says:

    Nice job Ichiro, productive out.

  190. Pinedas' Colada says:

    I don’t have faith in Tex right now…

  191. Fieding culbreth wets the bed says:

    At least ichiro can bunt.

  192. Don't Get Phelps Up says:

    Come on Tex! Just a sac fly.

  193. Hans Moleman says:

    Swing the damn bat.

  194. stanley a says:

    Why bunt?

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

    Get a sac fly, if nothing else.

  196. Eddard says:

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

  197. Don't Get Phelps Up says:

    Wow fuck this umpire.

  198. Cy Pettitte says:

    look at the calls Saunders is getting. fucking bullshit.

  199. JobaWockeeZ says:

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

  200. handtius says:

    what the fuck is with this ump!

  201. Kevin says:

    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.

  202. Matt says:

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

  203. The Real Greg says:

    Crappy strike, crappy strike

  204. HughesPhanInBeantown says:

    If Tex strikes out right now, so help me

  205. Tom says:

    Ridiculous umpiring

  206. forensic says:

    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.

  207. Hans Moleman says:

    WTF with this strike zone?

  208. Hummingbird S. says:

    umpire is robbing the yankees

  209. Fieding culbreth wets the bed says:

    No where near a strike.

  210. Havok9120 says:

    This strikezone….Christ.

  211. ItWasaThing says:

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

  212. Nice Scheister of Doom says:

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

  213. Don't Get Phelps Up says:

    Ball 4…no wait it’s 2-2.

  214. CUYanks says:

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

  215. Fieding culbreth wets the bed says:

    These guys should be caned for this game

  216. Time for Robbie to do something.

  217. HughesPhanInBeantown says:

    Here we go Robbie…

  218. Captain_Turbo says:

    Hey, we got our two fastest runners on base.

  219. Eddard says:

    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.

  220. stanley a says:

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

  221. Matt says:

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

  222. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  223. Mick taylor says:

    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

  224. Nice Scheister of Doom says:

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

  225. forensic says:

    Normally a good situation, but Cano has been terrible.

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

    PLEASE!!!

  226. David N says:

    Come on, Robbie.

  227. jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay) says:

    COME ON ROBBIE

  228. Tom says:

    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.

  229. vicki says:

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

  230. Hans Moleman says:

    C’mon Robbie.. IN THE AIR

  231. Nice Scheister of Doom says:

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

  232. David N says:

    WE GOT A RUN!

  233. Cy Pettitte says:

    holy shit I thought that was a DP for sure.

  234. Captain_Turbo says:

    I’ll take the run.

  235. Eddard says:

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

  236. JobaWockeeZ says:

    So small ball. Suck it haters.

  237. handtius says:

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

  238. forensic says:

    Geez Cano, that was damn scary.

    But at least got the minimum job done, barely…

  239. jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay) says:

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

  240. HughesPhanInBeantown says:

    Almost had a heart attack right there

  241. RkyMtnYank says:

    whew

  242. Don't Get Phelps Up says:

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

  243. Hummingbird S. says:

    not ideal, but we’ll take it…

  244. stanley a says:

    Drove in a run at least…..

  245. Knoxvillain says:

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

  246. flamingo says:

    Tie game!

  247. Havok9120 says:

    Whoa, how can they not hold the runner on?

    I’ll take it!

  248. HughesPhanInBeantown says:

    Let’s go Alex!

  249. The Real Greg says:

    Buck’s going to the pen.

  250. Eddard says:

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

  251. Hummingbird S. says:

    alright, time to bring in Chavez or Ibanez

  252. forensic says:

    Wow, talk about a quick hook…

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

  253. Fieding culbreth wets the bed says:

    Our game we are in their pen.

  254. youngmanalex says:

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

  255. 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.

  256. Hans Moleman says:

    Alex, please be the hero.

  257. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  258. Joe F says:

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

  259. The Real Greg says:

    Raul, That’s where the contact play works.

  260. David N says:

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

  261. jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay) says:

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

    Honest question. Not sure I have an opinion really.

  262. Pasqua says:

    Accidental runs are still runs, I suppose.

  263. VinRae says:

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

  264. Eddard says:

    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.

  265. Fieding culbreth wets the bed says:

    Saunder was great tonight with some help from the umpire

  266. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Right down Broadway.

  267. stanley a says:

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

  268. ItWasaThing says:

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

  269. jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay) says:

    *sigh*

  270. Well, Alex is back to whiffing.

    That’s always nice.

  271. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    No chance.

  272. David N says:

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

  273. HughesPhanInBeantown says:

    Shit, that wasn’t not predictable.

  274. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  275. The Real Greg says:

    I don’t think Chavez was hitting that either.

    • Hummingbird S. says:

      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.

  276. forensic says:

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

  277. Matt says:

    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 says:

      The Arod apologencia is truly pathetic.

      • Matt says:

        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) says:

          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 says:

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

  278. CUYanks says:

    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.

  279. Nice Scheister of Doom says:

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

  280. dalelama says:

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

  281. SammySosasBleachingCream says:

    Signed through 2017.

  282. Don’t give the lead back, Phil.

  283. Hans Moleman says:

    Shutdown inning Philbert.

  284. Pat D says:

    Infield fly on that last one.

  285. Hah!

    Where was that 0-2?

  286. CUYanks says:

    I am afraid of Phil Hughes vs. Nate McLouth.

  287. David N says:

    Right time to pull him.

    What a job, Phil. Well done.

  288. The Real Greg says:

    Good move Joe.

  289. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Huuuuuuuughes.

  290. Pat D says:

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

  291. Knoxvillain says:

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

  292. David N says:

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

  293. jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay) says:

    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.

  294. Defensive Indifference says:

    Phil was money.

  295. Robinson Tilapia (I BELIEVE IN PHIL HUGHES!) says:

    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.

  296. Matt says:

    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?

  297. Captain_Turbo says:

    Booooooooooone!

  298. Don't Get Phelps Up says:

    That was a strike for Saunders.

  299. youngmanalex says:

    im so sick of hearing his 2008 AS appearance.

  300. David N says:

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

  301. Well, at least McLouth is finally out.

    Time to take the lead.