ALDS Game Four Spillover Thread II


New thread for good luck. Also to keep things running smoothly.

Categories : Game Threads, Playoffs


  1. anon says:

    boone nice job

  2. Hummingbird S. says:

    nice boone!

  3. The Real Greg says:

    We have the O’s right where we want them. Their bullpen in this series has been worse then ours.

    • Laz says:

      Well the Yankees starters have been going alot deeper into games than the O’s starters. Means that they aren’t overworked, and limit usage to your prime relievers.

  4. stanley a says:

    Hulk Logan gets it done against the surefire first-ballot hall of famer.

  5. CUYanks says:

    I hope Joe goes straight to Robertson next inning. Also, if tied, I hope Robertson can go 2 again.

  6. jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay) says:

    Boonetang. *gives cookie*

    Now, offense, DO SOMETHING.

  7. Captain_Turbo says:

    Let’s see some offense!

  8. JLC 776 says:

    Runs, please?

  9. Fieding culbreth wets the bed says:

    Wow another spill over.

  10. Pat D says:

    That booth is in need of some Chia Pet magic.

  11. Don't Get Phelps Up says:

    Can we get just one little run please?

  12. Pinedas' Colada says:


  13. forensic says:

    Good time to pull Hughes (though I would’ve done it sooner but I have a mega-fear of homerun Hughes).

    Now offense, how about you stop being so offensive?

  14. Fieding culbreth wets the bed says:

    Pinch hit for swisher please.

  15. Hummingbird S. says:

    swish will run into one here.

  16. Daiello18 says:

    Hit Raul for KKKkKurtis…. Please

  17. David N says:

    Damn, I thought that was out.

  18. Swisher just missed for the second time tonight.

  19. Fieding culbreth wets the bed says:

    Dickhead go play for the mets

  20. The Real Greg says:

    Jesus, how many of these balls are we going to have

  21. Pat D says:


  22. Hummingbird S. says:

    FUCK… so many balls to the warning track

  23. Pinedas' Colada says:

    I can’t blame Swisher on that one; I was hoping he was gunning for the fastball and he give it all he got.

  24. David N says:

    Ibanez, please.

  25. Well, there’s a break, in more ways than one.

  26. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:


  27. CUYanks says:

    Pinch run here.

  28. Cy Pettitte says:

    Yankee magic. plate Martin now.

  29. Don't Get Phelps Up says:


  30. jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay) says:

    I’ll take it. Make them pay now.

  31. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Please take advantage of that.

  32. forensic says:

    Thank you Flaherty, but on 2 pitches guys? Seriously?

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

      Is there a reason to get a reliever’s pitch count up? Swisher almost homered on a good pitch to hit. Why should they be more patient in that circumstance?

      • forensic says:

        Swisher’s pitch was on the high, away corner and Martin’s pitch was barely on the outside edge. They weren’t good pitches to hit, which is why the results were what they were.

  33. Monterowasdinero says:

    Russell the hustle!!

  34. JLC 776 says:

    Please capitalize…

  35. Fieding culbreth wets the bed says:

    No bubble but nice spit by Jones huh?

  36. The Real Greg says:

    Buck’s going to the lefty. Would he pinch hit Ibanez here?

  37. Hummingbird S. says:

    absolutely can not let Granderson hit here… bring Nunez or Gardner

  38. stanley a says:

    Swisher just got underneath it. And please shut the fuck up about the jetstream, Ripken. That ball didn’t go out because it wasn’t struck well enough, not because of the idiotic inner machinations of your mind.

    Lol @ Orioles defense by the way. The Yankees need to capitalize.

  39. Eddard says:

    If Matusz is coming in for Granderson Joe needs to PH Raul, period.

  40. jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay) says:

    …I love Buicks..?

  41. Ethan says:

    That buick commercial, awesome!

  42. CUYanks says:

    How about PH Nunez and PR Gardner, to replace Grandy in CF.

  43. Hans Moleman says:

    Grandy has no chance.

  44. David N says:

    The law of averages says Curtis cranks one here.

  45. SammySosasBleachingCream says:

    Granderson still in?

  46. At least he didn’t strike out, right?

  47. Monterowasdinero says:

    Grandy? Wow

  48. Pinedas' Colada says:


  49. Matt says:

    It’s amazing how the crowd has almost no reaction when Granderson has some of the most pathetic at bats of the season. Yet, if A-Rod works a deep count and makes an out, they will boo him mercilessly.

  50. forensic says:

    I must say Greg, you nailed it. Good thing Granderson was in there starting again tonight.

  51. Hummingbird S. says:

    and he makes an out.. freaking girardi

  52. stanley a says:

    Granderson is utterly useless when he’s not hitting home runs. At least he didn’t strike out again.

  53. Hans Moleman says:

    Nix is en fuego.

  54. Nix is having a representative night.

    Do the deed, Derek.

  55. Fieding culbreth wets the bed says:

    Nix =Nails

  56. Monterowasdinero says:

    Nix is no head case.

  57. Cy Pettitte says:

    Baseball player. time for Captain clutch please.

  58. Pinedas' Colada says:

    Now batting, number 2, Derek… Jeter… Number 2.

  59. Pat D says:

    Gonna guess he’s going to O’Day now.

  60. JLC 776 says:

    Keep it going….

  61. Knoxvillain says:

    I guess Nix should be batting 2nd now. He had some pretty big hits during the regular season.

  62. The Real Greg says:

    You could pinch hit Ibanez here if you really wanted to.

  63. Hummingbird S. says:


  64. David N says:

    Jayson Nix making himself useful. Come on, Derek, do your thing.

  65. youngmanalex says:

    whats the point of NIX’s hit. none of these fools can hit with RISP 2 outs.

  66. The Real Greg says:

    No! Its AYALA!

  67. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Feel free to let the inherited runners score, Luis.

  68. Eddard says:

    Here comes the frisbee. Jeter has been our best hitter so this is the matchup we want.

  69. Cy Pettitte says:

    Jeter vs Ayala, I think he can get it done.

  70. Don't Get Phelps Up says:

    Luis “I allow all the inherited runners to score” Ayala coming in!

  71. Embedded Yankee Luis Ayala.

    By all means, do your real job, Luis.

  72. forensic says:

    Come on Ayala, do your thing! Allow the inherited runners but you can keep your ERA at 0!!!

  73. Fieding culbreth wets the bed says:

    Ayala always lets guys on base score

  74. Ralph says:

    Its a sad state when you feel more comfortable with Nix up than you do Grandy

  75. Pat D says:

    Come on, let’s make that 56% strand rate look worse than it is.

  76. Pinedas' Colada says:

    Fuck, Ayala.

  77. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    This won’t affect Ayala’s ERA. Runs will score!

  78. Hummingbird S. says:

    why is this ump trying to rob the Yankees?

  79. stanley a says:

    That 1-1 call was bullshit. Below the knees…

  80. Pat D says:

    I’m going to put a jaunty little bonnet on Culbreth’s purview and ram it up his shitter with a lubricated horse cock.

  81. Fieding culbreth wets the bed says:


  82. Matt says:

    At least the strike zone is bad both ways, but man…

  83. Pinedas' Colada says:

    I’m surprised that wasn’t called a strike…

  84. Fieding culbreth wets the bed says:

    Nice Cal

  85. . says:

    i dont think jeter can handle the frisbee

  86. Fieding culbreth wets the bed says:

    You guy hear the booth or are we in a bar in baltimore

  87. forensic says:

    Come on Ayala, leave one of those over the middle!

  88. cjc says:

    yankee stadium where terrible players look great wtf guys come on

  89. JLC 776 says:


  90. Pat D says:

    Why’d he take that pitch?

    Where’s the booing his failure?

  91. David N says:


  92. The Real Greg says:

    That was a strike. But the ump still ruined that at bat.

  93. Hummingbird S. says:

    terrible take.. that was a cookie

  94. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Good pitch.

  95. Matt says:

    Another great call from Culbreth. With how wide the zone is on the other side of the plate, there is no way you can protect against that.

    • Matt says:

      It may have been a strike in the TBS (rule book) zone, but it was high based on the “for all intents and purposes” strike zone.

  96. Winter says:

    Jeter’s telling the ump that he can’t call both the low-and-in strike and the up-and-away.

  97. Hardy-Davis-Jones

    Don’t let the Orioles back in front. Oh God no.

  98. CUYanks says:

    It’s ok. They are burning through their bullpen. We just need to hold them off on offense for a couple more innings.

  99. Pinedas' Colada says:

    Is Robertson available to pitch?

  100. Raul Ibanez says:

    Are you guys really going to leave it all up to me again?

  101. Hummingbird S. says:

    probably D-Rob here, right?

  102. Matt says:

    And Girardi wastes Logan again for just 1 batter. If that was the plan, there was absolutely no reason not to go to Rapada there.

  103. Here’s my dilemma: I have work obligations that would tie me up from 5:00-7:30 of a Game 5 tomorrow.

    As such, this IS my Game 5, because I’m screwed if there is a real Game 5. I’d be trying to catch as much as I could, obviously, but I would rather not be totally distracted. So a Yankee W would just be the greatest fucking gift I can get right now.

  104. JLC 776 says:

    This game is terrifying and awesome all at once.

  105. The Real Greg says:

    This umpire has cost us a few opportunities to score runs. I would blame him before any of my team

  106. CUYanks says:

    Get through this inning quickly D-Rob.

  107. Pinedas' Colada says:

    Just get through this half inning, get a run in the bottom half, and let Sori rip it.

  108. Monterowasdinero says:

    Can we get some Gardy/Nunez speed into this game please?

  109. Fiedin culbreth wets the bed says:

    Please tell Tbs doesnt have the Alcs?

  110. flamingo says:

    D-Rob, you beast.

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

    D-Rob’s curve looks fucking NASTY tonight.

  112. Fiedin culbreth wets the bed says:

    What happened to the audio?

  113. Hummingbird S. says:

    give us an outrageous call!

  114. jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay) says:

    D-Rob was money there.

  115. Matt says:

    Robertson has found his curveball again, and it’s been the difference for him. Orioles hitters are all looking for the fastball and not getting it. Then when he does throw it, they’re late.

  116. CUYanks says:

    8 pitches. Barely broke a sweat. 1 more inning for him if it’s still tied?

  117. Filthy shit, Dave.

    Ichiro-Tex-Cano. SCORE SOME RUNS!

  118. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Getting some damn great pitching.
    How about some runs to go along with it?

  119. Don't Get Phelps Up says:


  120. Souter Fell says:

    Again, more stellar pitching. Please let’s act like the Bombers!

  121. The Real Greg says:

    I want to see what Buck does here. He has only one more lefty in the pen and Matusz has been used a lot in this series.

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

      He has to pull out all the stops, I mean he can’t exactly worry about tomorrow.

  122. Matt says:

    Kind of amazing to think that Robertson was as good as he was last year throwing almost all fastballs. He is so much nastier with the curveball going well.

  123. VT Yankee Fan (Phil Phranchise) says:

    If the Yanks don’t score D-Rob has to come back out, no?

    • David N says:

      The only other guy would be Soriano, and then after he’s done you don’t have great options. So I’d say yes.

  124. Pat D says:

    I can’t stand most every commercial ever, but this one for the Droid Razr M is really annoying because of whatever that song is they use in it.

  125. JLC 776 says:


  126. Fiedin culbreth wets the bed says:

    Pinch hit for tex with ibanez.

  127. forensic says:

    Robertson’s been in beast mode this postseason.

  128. Hummingbird S. says:

    D-Rob has been nasty this whole series. Untouchable.

  129. David Cone is on Twitter. My life is complete.

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

      It might be time for me to join the twittersphere. Twittersphere is a word according to spellcheck. My life has been a lie.

      • Pat D says:

        That makes me sad, too. I’m trying to resist Twitter and Facebook and all “social media,” which is a term I find to be like “reality show.” It’s a misleading term.

        • It’s not awful, really.

          I enjoy having the ability to piss off a whole bunch of people, if I wish.

          It doesn’t show here, but I have a very strong pseudo-troll mode within me. Especially with your own favorite minefield of politics. There’s just something about riling up people you know, and seeing what their reactions are.

        • handtius says:

          i’m self employed so I need it all for advertising and promotion.

      • I joined so that all my venting won’t be here.

  130. GT Yankee says:

    I am absolutely not PANICKING (okay, perhaps a little). The last time the Yankees went on a scoring run was at the end of game 1. If you take away Raul’s two HR’s, it’s really a head scratcher (their lack of run production). Glad D-Rob’s gettin’ it done. Now go out, score 2-3 and prove my words wrong….PLEASE!

  131. handtius says:

    the yankees will bring the winning run to the plate.

  132. handtius says:

    that’s how we start it!

  133. Cy Pettitte says:

    Ichi! get him over, get him in.

  134. Lead-off hit.

    Get to the plate, Ichiro.

  135. David N says:

    Nice start, Ichiro.

  136. The Real Greg says:

    That surprised me. He’s staying with Ayala.

  137. Pat D says:

    Gotta send him here.

  138. Knoxvillain says:

    Let’s get this shit started.

  139. forensic says:

    Tex is 4-8 with 3 HR’s against Ayala.

    PLEASE TEX!!!!!

  140. Fiedin culbreth wets the bed says:


  141. flamingo says:

    Time to give Ayala an ERA.

  142. Don't Get Phelps Up says:

    Hit and run!

  143. Matt says:

    You have to try to hit and run here? Ayala is a sinker baller who doesn’t generate a ton of swings and misses, and Teixeira is not running full speed quite yet.

  144. The Real Greg says:

    Remember Wieters has a gun for an arm.

  145. handtius says:

    bangers and mash!

  146. David N says:

    Two on, nobody out. HAVE to score here.

  147. Cy Pettitte says:

    we got something going now, time for the killshot Robbie.

  148. Hey, that works. No fucking this up, please.

  149. JLC 776 says:


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

    Of course…who else would be up in this situation…

  151. VT Yankee Fan (Phil Phranchise) says:

    If Cano bunts my head will explode.

    • CUYanks says:

      One of the rare cases where a sac bunt isn’t bad to the Win Expectancy, but it’s Cano, so yeah, I’m totally with you.

  152. Knoxvillain says:

    Eat that dick, Buck. Cano’s gonna swag on you.

  153. Don't Get Phelps Up says:

    Here we go.

  154. cjc says:

    o there’s Ayala come on boys get him over get him in

  155. The Real Greg says:

    And here comes Matusz.

  156. Souter Fell says:

    Please, please, please let me get what I want…

  157. Big "Nostradanus" Member says:

    i said it last night….i said joe should pinch hit raul over a bum….

    i will say it again. joe. please. pinch hit raul for a bum.

  158. Hummingbird S. says:

    I don’t trust Cano here.. it feels like a DP coming

  159. cjc says:

    oh boy Arod O’day on tap after Cano

  160. The Real Greg says:

    If they get to Swisher, I would pinch hit Ibanez.

  161. Fiedin culbreth wets the bed says:

    Could he pinch hit again for arod?

  162. CountryClub says:

    That’s a bad job by ichiro. He needs to know where the infielders are. Nobody was even close to that ball. Should be on third. Hopefully it doesn’t bite them.

  163. flamingo says:

    Time for Ayala to find out what it feels like when your baserunners aren’t stranded?

  164. Hans Moleman says:

    Robbie, do something good please.

  165. David N says:

    Let’s do this, Robbie.

  166. Laz says:

    Ayala is earning his pinstripes tonight.

  167. forensic says:

    Cano has good numbers against Matusz, but hasn’t exactly been close to en fuego. Just avoid the DP and hopefully move the runner to 3rd if you must make an out.

  168. dontchaknow says:

    please robbie……

  169. forensic says:

    You know Cano can’t get a hit. It has to come down to A-Rod. It’s the law!

  170. Hans Moleman says:

    Robbie of last week would of had that 2-1 into the second deck

  171. cjc says:

    what is the point of Craig Saeger being there exactly stfu

  172. Big "Nostradanus" Member says:

    Yankees 4-5-6 hitters avarages


    is this the lineup up of alcs conteders?

  173. Cy Pettitte says:

    will A-Rod be the hero tonight?

  174. I loathe swinging 3-1 there.

    But, it worked out like a bunt. Sac fly = lead. So, it’s not all bad.

  175. David N says:

    Well, that’s basically a bunt.

  176. forensic says:

    Geez Cano, these last two AB’s are rare times it’s good that you can’t hit anything hard.

  177. Pat D says:

    Well he practically bunted. Now O’Day will come in.

  178. The Real Greg says:

    That’s a productive out.
    And Buck is going to go to O’Day

  179. Need Pitching & Hitting says:


    Well if you’re going to make an out Robbie, that’s the out to make.

  180. Hummingbird S. says:

    Cano looks terrible, that was ball four and bases loaded.. Shitty swing

  181. handtius says:

    yeesh. man on 3rd, 1 out. got to get it done.

  182. Hans Moleman says:

    O’day, O’day, O’day. O’day….

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

    Just put the ball in play Alex!!

  184. cjc says:

    you know Cano’s been pretty awful this week too weak contact and misssed an absolut meatball

  185. jm says:

    we always score in this situation!

  186. Eddard says:

    Joe has to PH Raul here. PH Raul for Alex and win the ballgame, just like last night. Alex can’t hit Oday’s frisbee.

  187. Havok9120 says:

    Look like ARod’s still going to hit.

  188. Fiedin culbreth wets the bed says:

    Buck have no pitchers left for extra innings

  189. Matt says:

    Terrible. He swung at ball 4 on 3-1 and got himself out. Cano needs to recognize when they are pitching him carefully and not be so aggressive. A-Rod is on deck and they are not going to let Cano beat them.

  190. forensic says:

    Ok A-Rod, you’ve seen plenty of O’Day lately. This is your time to make an adjustment and give this team tomorrow off!

  191. I will fucking lose it if ARod doesn’t get it done here.

  192. Winter says:

    Does Joe have the balls to pinch-hit for A-Rod two nights in a row? Does he need to? All we need’s a sac fly…

  193. David N says:

    Come on, A-Rod.

  194. Hummingbird S. says:

    If A-Rod is hitting here with 2 better options on the bench in Chavez and Ibanez, Joe needs to be fired on the spot.

  195. JLC 776 says:

    Productive out at least… Just, c’mon Yankees. Get it done THIS inning!!!

  196. cjc says:

    just need contact here put it in play buddy

  197. Cy Pettitte says:

    I don’t love letting A-Rod hit here, there’s a very good chance he doesn’t put it in play.

  198. Matt says:

    Only three other pitchers in the Orioles bullpen: Strop, Johnson, and Tillman. Would be nice though if we could just hit a fly ball and end it here…

  199. CUYanks says:

    Good news is that Buck is QUICKLY burning through all his quality relievers.

  200. Matt says:

    A-Rod has actually had some good at bats against O’Day, even though he hasn’t done any damage. He’s seeing the ball well against him, and his swings have been better overall. Wouldn’t be surprised if he did something here.

  201. Pat D says:

    I wonder why they started to play The Ecstasy of Gold during the pitching change.

  202. King George says:

    Let’s go Alex. We got this, bud.

  203. CountryClub says:

    Come on, Arod!

  204. Cy Pettitte says:

    would they dare squeeze?

  205. Defensive Indifference says:


  206. jm says:

    come on buddy

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

    It’s really tough watching Alex swing through an 85mph fastball right down broadway…

  208. Don't Get Phelps Up says:

    We need a balk.

  209. Souter Fell says:

    he’s swinging through everything

  210. Knoxvillain says:

    Girardi, go fuck yourself for sending A-Rod up there.

  211. Pat D says:

    It’s just so painful.

  212. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Nice job, Joe.

  213. David N says:

    Saw that coming, unfortunately.

    Help us, Nick Swisher. You’re our only hope.

  214. Hummingbird S. says:

    cant even get mad at Alex, Girardi is a fucking moron… what a dumb move

  215. forensic says:

    Ugh A-Rod, it’s impossible for anyone to defend you after that AB. You had your chance too…

    The slider outside was the most predictable pitch in history.

  216. Joe F says:

    Set him up for failure. He’s just overpowered right now.

  217. Eddard says:

    Alex cannot hit Raul’s frisbee. Terrible decision. If they walk Raul they walk Raul. At least Swisher gives you a shot at a deep fly. Awful.

  218. The Real Greg says:

    Don’t crtiticze Girardi please. His father died. Stop it

    • Knoxvillain says:

      Shut the fuck up with that. Everyone dies. It doesn’t mean you have to be all nice to someone who makes bad decisions. He has a job to do, and he made the wrong decision.

      Girardi fucked up. Dad or no dad.

      • CUYanks says:

        Yes, I understand being sensitive to personal attacks on Girardi. But questioning his tactical moves, that has to always be fair game as long as he is the manager of the Yankees.

    • Captain Gift Basket says:

      Need a tissue, Greg?p

  219. cjc says:

    late on 85mph pathetic

  220. CountryClub says:

    I was rooting for him, but I just don’t understand why he was batting in that spot vs a righty.

    • David N says:

      Who else would you have? Ibanez would have been walked to bring up Swisher, who can’t hit a lick either. All A-Rod needed to do was hit a fly ball. That should be doable for him.

      • CountryClub says:

        If swisher did the same thing he just did with the bases loaded, they would have scored on a sac fly. Of course you can’t assume that would have been the case.

  221. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    smfh Alex.
    That was pathetic.
    Alex probably shouldn’t be allowed to face any more RHP this series.

  222. JLC 776 says:


  223. CUYanks says:

    Unfortunately, I saw that as a “managing to keep his player happy” decision as opposed to a “managing to win the game” one.

  224. Cy Pettitte says:

    that was brutal. tried to spare A-Rod’s feelings.

  225. Big "Nostradanus" Member says:

    what would happen if granderson and a rod has baby?

  226. jm says:

    Giradi giveth and taketh away – on to the 9th..

  227. Pinedas' Colada says:

    I’m fucking screaming in my head

  228. Fiedin culbreth wets the bed says:

    Ibanez here

  229. cjc says:

    don’t worry the guy 1-33 with risp is up no problem

  230. Cy Pettitte says:


  231. This team can’t hit situationally to save its fucking life.

  232. David N says:


  233. xnyles says:

    What a joke.

  234. forensic says:

    What a fucking buzzkill that all was…

    Fucking pathetic.

  235. Pinedas' Colada says:

    I hate the structure of this team. Fucking pathetic. I’m embarrassed to call myself a fan.

  236. Eddard says:

    Ichiro scores on that flyball. Joe did not PH for Alex and it cost him. Awful decision. Alex should platooned for the rest of the playoffs.

  237. Joe says:

    Where are all the swisher lovers. Tell me how he should be on the team next year. But but he walks.

  238. King George says:


  239. Pat D says:

    These fans in the stadium are really fucking infuriating. So fair-weather.

    Detroit up 2-0, though I’m sure everyone can see that.

  240. Matt says:

    How in the world did Swisher not hit that pitch in the 2nd deck? I thought he did until they showed the ball going nowhere off the bat.

    Hard to score when you can’t put the ball in play. 0-9 with RISP, 6 strikeouts. Pathetic.

  241. Hummingbird S. says:

    That’s all they needed. A LHB to lift a flyball. But that motherfucker dumbass manager had to stick with Arod.

  242. Pasqua says:

    This is the most pathetic I can ever remember seeing this team offensively. Every. Single. Guy. Incapable. How is it possible?

  243. Tom says:

    Productive out?

    A bit overrated when it is your best hitter in a 3-1 count.

    That was 3 failures that inning.

  244. Cuso says:

    Gotta pinch-hit Chavy for A-Rod there. I know it’s painful to do it two days in a row. But the precedent was set. Gotta follow through.

  245. Fiedin culbreth wets the bed says:

    Fuck this guy get out of my yard!

  246. JLC 776 says:

    Please no cheap runs now…………..

  247. jay says:

    I was pulling for Alex hard, but that strikeout was predictable…yet so hard to watch. Painful.

  248. jm says:

    huge lift for the o’s. they’ll come out swinging. at least no yankees feelings were hurt by usinga pinch hitter.

  249. JonS says:

    So who wants to blame the hand for Arod not being able to catch up to an 85 mph fastball? Where are the apologist now?

  250. Ace says:

    I had sympathy for this guy last night but it’s now gone. He can go fuck himself after this. Swisher sucks too. Unbelievable.

  251. Eddard says:

    This game will go as long as it takes Joe to PH Ibanez. He should have PH him for Granderson, he didn’t and Grandy Kd. Should have PH him for Alex. He didn’t and Alex Kd. Watch him PH him for Nix when Nixy has been our 2nd best hitter this series.

  252. Kevin says:

    Oh, FFS. I was up til 4.30 last night. Got 5 1/2 hours sleep, including a late afternoon nap. It’s now 3.30am. I’m flagging. Really thought that the bottom of the 8th was going to be when I was set free to go get some sleep! Destined not to be though :-(

  253. SammySosasBleachingCream says:

    He CANNOT continue to show faith in ARod.

  254. Pinedas' Colada says:

    We ask ourselves as fans: How did the ’90s Yankees do it.

    The following recipes:

    1. Clutch, CLUTCH hitting
    2. Solid Managerial moves
    3. Have hitters who HIT for contact

  255. The Real Greg says:





  256. Freddy's Mom says:

    I guess they’ll wait till game 5, inning 12 to pinch for Swisher or Grnaderson. And, excuse me, what the fuck happened to Cano?!

  257. Pat D says:

    There goes Smoltz rooting against the Yankees again.

  258. Matt says:

    Smoltz is a joke. He is openly rooting for Baltimore right now. Even Ripkin is less biased than him.

  259. King George says:

    I will never forget that inning. That’s so sad to me.

  260. Karl Krawfid says:

    A-Rod and Swish back to back was not the smart thing to do.

  261. Captain Gift Basket says:

    Never mind Arod – Granderson and Swisher are just as effin’ useless

  262. Mick taylor says:

    Arod and swisher t orally suck I said yesterday these 2 head cases should hit in the lineup as far apart as possible so what does girardi do, he hits them back to back . Crazy mama

  263. Fiedin culbreth wets the bed says:

    Listen to smoltz beggin for a Hr here
    Lol thats fucked up broadcasting.

  264. CountryClub says:

    I literally can’t believe they didn’t score there.

    • cjc says:

      yeah real shocking the 2012 yankees couldn’t get a guy in from 3rd with less than 2 outs. I’m shocked Swisher couldn’t get a hit there 1-33 with risp and all.

  265. cjc says:

    you know whats awesome stacking the terrible post season players in the lineup genius not hitting for Swisher just genius

  266. Angry Scheister of K's says:

    This is as pathetic as the moderator on the VP debate.

  267. Tom says:

    Good grief Smoltz…. is this MASN?

    It’s one thing to color your comments toward the O’s and hammer the narratives of how they are such a great story, but to just openly hope for an O’s win?

  268. CUYanks says:

    I disagree with pulling Robertson here. We will not feel the repercussions of this until the 11th, perhaps.

  269. Oh boy. Orioles now in business.

  270. Mikhel says:

    Somebody should tell JoeG that you can pinch hit all the times you want in a series, that it is not only good to one game.

  271. Athenian says:

    I think if Granderson, Arod, Cano, Swisher all they they stunk during the ALDS, they would lying and giving themselves false props. What a disaster 3-4-5 have been.

  272. Pat D says:

    Jeez, Nix.

  273. Hummingbird S. says:

    here we go with the terrible D

  274. The Real Greg says:

    Criticizing a man whose father just died. How dare you all?

    • Need Pitching & Hitting says:

      Dude, just shut up.

      • The Real Greg says:

        No. You shut up.

        Do any of you have a brain on your heads How logical all of you are?

        • CUYanks says:

          I honestly don’t think even Joe Girardi himself would want us moping around for him or treating him with kid gloves because of it.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting says:

          My brain is in my head.

          You are the one with the absent logic.
          Everybody sympathizes with Girardi’s loss. It happened 5 days ago.
          He’s still managing the game. Does he get a pass for every managerial decision for the rest of the playoffs?

  275. Cuso says:

    TBS needs to lose baseball coverage in perpetuity. This booth is so biased it’s not funny. Every narrative for each half-inning switches perspective for what “the Oriole bats must do” to what the “Oriole pitcher must do.”

    It’s awful.

  276. Hans Moleman says:

    I have a bad feeling about this.

  277. Souter Fell says:

    it’s going down aint it

  278. Fiedin culbreth wets the bed says:

    Pinch runner

  279. Pinedas' Colada says:

    Smoltz is a small-dick pussy.

  280. Hummingbird S. says:

    look at Buck, he uses the bench! Should give Girardi a call

  281. Cuso says:

    Ridiculously quiet at YS3

  282. The Real Greg says:

    Honestly. I hope all of you have relatives that suffer from Alzheimers and Dementia, and tell me and him how it feels.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting says:

      You need therapy.

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

      wait what the fuck? Come on Greg that’s not cool or relevant.

      • The Real Greg says:

        No. I will not accept criticizing a man who has so much pressure on him that he could commit suicide at any minute.

        Especially when his Father just passed away. It’s all relative.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

      Shut the fuck up, kid, go to bed.

    • Pinedas' Colada says:

      Calm the fuck down! This is a blog-site for fans. We use this site to vent.

    • handtius says:

      why. I haven’t talked any shite. maybe you should be more directive with you curses. I feel for him and have experienced it. I feel for girardi.

    • jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay) says:

      Dude, I have. Bringing it up is just not fucking cool. My heart goes out to the Girardi family, but in this context, it is just not cool.

    • Knoxvillain says:

      I had a Grandfather that did. You know what? We made the best of it. It was amusing, although sad of course. Death is what you make of it. Everyone dies, dude.

      My grandfather didn’t know what my cockatoo was, and always asked why we had an elephant in our backyard (it was my pet dog).

      Grow up.

    • forensic says:

      Please drop the ban-hammer. He’s so far past the commenting guidelines it’s not even funny.

  283. David N says:


  284. Kevin says:

    Picked off!!

  285. Big "Nostradanus" Member says:

    i think we all learned a very valuable lesson today from a great athlitee kobe bryant. benching a player like a rod screws up team chemistry. from what i remember from high school chemistry, chemicals tend to spread very very fast. arod has infected our team. its time to have a ….. cuarantine

    i hate to trade good players but arod has been infected. trade him to the dodgers (he wants to go there becuse koby is there and they are very good buddies).

    what will we get in return? we our picthers certianly ont have mentality to win games. kuroda couldnt win today and hughes choked up another HR. the winnigest pitcher dodgers have is kershaw he isnt very good with 14 wins but still better than what we are throwing out there.

  286. Hummingbird S. says:


  287. cjc says:

    woot woot nice work

  288. jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay) says:

    Wow, Sori. Huge pick off.

  289. Knoxvillain says:

    LOL Lew Ford. Get fucked.

  290. David N says:

    You know, I’m feeling a bit hungry. For PIE.

  291. Alright, dumb fuckers.


  292. Don't Get Phelps Up says:

    Walkoff time.

  293. Fiedin culbreth wets the bed says:

    I think Buck shit his pants there!

  294. yo says:

    Well that turned around in a hurry!

  295. Karl Krawfid says:

    End this shit now!

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

    Walk off to the ALCS? Please?

  297. flamingo says:

    Hahahaha, awesome.

  298. Souter Fell says:

    Alright boys. Let’s finish this now and go to the league championship!

  299. cjc says:

    Ibanez for Grandy

  300. Ace says:

    The Stenibrenners made this mess of giving ARod 10 years ~$300M. Now clean it up and pay him to walk away. Five more years of this is going to be brutal.

    The crowd has turned on him like 2009 didn’t even happen.

  301. Psy says:

    Summon Lord Voldemort.

  302. Cy Pettitte says:

    pie PLEASE

  303. Tom says:

    Boy that pickoff really sucked all the TBS joy about the independent league and yet another great O’s story.

  304. Pinedas' Colada says:

    The Real Greg is the Curtis Granderson of RAB…

  305. Mick taylor says:

    Do we offer swisher 15 or 20 million for 8 years I would give him a one way ticket to apyschiatrist office

  306. Martin-Granderson-Nix

    At least the Orioles are out of LHP.

  307. jm says:

    let’s do it russ

  308. Big "Nostradanus" Member says:

    intersting move by joe…pickng of a runner in a play of game? not very manly.

    lets see how the Os respond….

  309. dalelama says:

    Why didn’t the genius Girardi bring in Ibanez for Achoke with one out and runners on 2nd and 3rd? The guy couldn’t even his bat on the ball.

  310. JobaWockeeZ says:

    We have to separate ARod and Swisher in the lineup.

  311. Joe F says:

    Please win this inning. I’m so tired.

  312. Fiedin culbreth wets the bed says:

    We neep strope

  313. Atonement time, Curtis.

    Hunker down.

  314. Tom says:

    Grandy erase all the bad memories here please

  315. cjc says:

    be a hero

  316. Pinedas' Colada says:

    That was the pitch

  317. jm says:

    maybe we’ll get a free run if granderson sees more than 3 pitches

  318. Fiedin culbreth wets the bed says:

    Ibanez please

    • OMG! Bagels! says:

      This team can’t rely on one guy and then expect an HR every time. The whole team needs to hit.

  319. Hans Moleman says:

    Why is Curtis batting?

  320. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    LOL at the fact that Granderson is batting.

  321. Hummingbird S. says:

    O’Day would be the best pitcher of all time if he could face only the Yankees. Pathetic.

  322. Ethan says:

    Yeah that 3rd pitch to granderson “just missed”. Fuck you broadcast crew.

  323. Tom says:

    Frisbee… everyone drink

  324. 0-2, to 3-2…

    buzzkill on a ball 4 pitch.

    Good job, Curtis.

  325. David N says:

    Raul Ibanez. Here we go, guys.

  326. Mick taylor says:

    How many runners has swisher left on base to it’s while ibanez sits on the bench

  327. Fiedin culbreth wets the bed says:

    Smoltz with his pom poms leaning out of the booth.

  328. Pat D says:

    I honestly don’t think I would have hit him for Nix.

  329. JobaWockeeZ says:

    The only clutch hitter on this team. Asides from Jeter I guess.

  330. The Real Greg says:

    Is Buck going to walk him?

  331. Winter says:

    It’s go time!

  332. Hummingbird S. says:

    still useless..

  333. Fiedin culbreth wets the bed says:

    Who is SS?

  334. Andy Pettitte's Fibula says:

    If Raul does it again, Buck’ s head will explode.

  335. Mikhel says:

    Now we don’t have a SS anymore, Ibáñez was to bat for Granderson, not for the SS. Now we will also lose Ibáñez.

  336. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Love pitch hitting Raul, LF, for Nix, SS with 2 outs!!! Girardi is a fucking clown.

  337. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Well if Ibanez can’t do it…

  338. cjc says:

    Darren O’day seriously WTF just WTF