Oct
11

ALDS Game Four Spillover Thread II

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

Categories : Game Threads, Playoffs
  • anon

    boone nice job

  • Hummingbird S.

    nice boone!

  • The Real Greg

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

    • Laz

      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.

      • Laz

        Especially when you can turn Logan into the LOOGY instead having him pitch the entire inning.

  • stanley a

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

    • David N

      He was an All-Star, you know.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    LOOOOOOGY!

  • CUYanks

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

  • jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay)

    Boonetang. *gives cookie*

    Now, offense, DO SOMETHING.

  • Captain_Turbo

    Let’s see some offense!

  • JLC 776

    Runs, please?

  • Fieding culbreth wets the bed

    Wow another spill over.

  • Pat D

    That booth is in need of some Chia Pet magic.

  • Don’t Get Phelps Up

    Can we get just one little run please?

    • Captain_Turbo

      Ten! I want ten runs!

  • Pinedas’ Colada

    SWISHER!

  • forensic

    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?

  • Fieding culbreth wets the bed

    Pinch hit for swisher please.

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

    Rise up, Swisher.

  • Hummingbird S.

    swish will run into one here.

  • Daiello18

    Hit Raul for KKKkKurtis…. Please

  • David N

    Damn, I thought that was out.

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

    Swisher just missed for the second time tonight.

  • Fieding culbreth wets the bed

    Dickhead go play for the mets

    • Pat D

      You fail on so many levels.

      • Fieding culbreth wets the bed

        First pitch hitting is not clutch

        • Knoxvillain

          If he hit a home run it would be, though. Shut up.

        • Pat D

          I was referring to your handle as much as anything else.

  • The Real Greg

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

  • Pat D

    Dammit.

  • Hummingbird S.

    FUCK… so many balls to the warning track

  • Pinedas’ Colada

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

  • David N

    Ibanez, please.

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

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

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    HHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH fuck u

  • CUYanks

    Pinch run here.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Yankee magic. plate Martin now.

  • Don’t Get Phelps Up

    FLOLharty.

  • jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay)

    I’ll take it. Make them pay now.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Please take advantage of that.

  • forensic

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

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      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

        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.

  • Monterowasdinero

    Russell the hustle!!

  • JLC 776

    Please capitalize…

  • Pinedas’ Colada
  • Fieding culbreth wets the bed

    No bubble but nice spit by Jones huh?

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

    PH Nunez here?

    • CUYanks

      How about PR Gardner?

  • The Real Greg

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

    • CUYanks

      I don’t think so. Save him for Jim Johnson or another righty, maybe PH’ing for Nix.

    • Pinedas’ Colada

      I’d give Nix another AB. He’s killed the ball tonight.

  • Hummingbird S.

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

  • stanley a

    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.

  • Eddard

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

    • The Real Greg

      It’s Troy Patton, whose coming in. The sidewinding lefty.

    • The Real Greg

      It’s Troy Patton, whose coming in. The sidewinding lefty.

    • Cy Pettitte

      it’s Patton

  • jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay)

    …I love Buicks..?

  • Ethan

    That buick commercial, awesome!

  • CUYanks

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

  • Hans Moleman

    Grandy has no chance.

  • David N

    The law of averages says Curtis cranks one here.

    • David N

      Well, one could hope.

    • Fieding culbreth wets the bed

      Nice call

    • Laz

      No law of averages on a sample size this small.

  • SammySosasBleachingCream

    Granderson still in?

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

    At least he didn’t strike out, right?

    • The Real Greg

      Exactly.

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

        I hope you’re not reading right through the thick sarcasm that oozes from my post.

  • Monterowasdinero

    Grandy? Wow

  • Pinedas’ Colada

    HELL FROZE OVER… NO STRIKEOUT?

  • Matt

    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.

    • stanley a

      They booed Granderson after his last K.

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

        They’ve been booing everyone who’s made an out the last two nights aside from Jeter and Ichiro.

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

          Or Cano, forgot him.

      • Fieding culbreth wets the bed

        I miss Stuart a

        • stanley a

          I’m Stuart A’s alter-ego.

          No really, I am.

  • forensic

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

  • Hummingbird S.

    and he makes an out.. freaking girardi

    • The Real Greg

      Stop it please. You can’t criticize him today.

      • forensic

        You’re pitiful. You know he didn’t die today, right?

        And either way, if he’s there and managing the team, then it’s fair game to question his moves.

    • The Real Greg

      Stop it please. You can’t criticize him today.

  • stanley a

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

  • Hans Moleman

    Nix is en fuego.

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

    Nix is having a representative night.

    Do the deed, Derek.

  • Fieding culbreth wets the bed

    Nix =Nails

  • Monterowasdinero

    Nix is no head case.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Baseball player. time for Captain clutch please.

  • Pinedas’ Colada

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

  • Pat D

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

  • JLC 776

    Keep it going….

  • Knoxvillain

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

  • The Real Greg

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

    • CUYanks

      Nah, Jeter has been hitting all series. A-Rod better watch out though.

  • Hummingbird S.

    O’Day?

  • David N

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

  • youngmanalex

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

  • The Real Greg

    No! Its AYALA!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Feel free to let the inherited runners score, Luis.

    • flamingo

      Ha, this.

  • Eddard

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

    • jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay)

      You say that word ONE MORE TIME, and I will kill you.

      • Pat D

        No sprinkles! For every sprinkle I find, I shall kill you!

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Don’t Get Phelps Up

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

    • CUYanks

      We promise to let your ERA stay 0.00 if you promise to let these 2 in.

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

    Embedded Yankee Luis Ayala.

    By all means, do your real job, Luis.

  • forensic

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

  • Fieding culbreth wets the bed

    Ayala always lets guys on base score
    2011

  • Ralph

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

  • Pat D

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

  • Pinedas’ Colada

    Fuck, Ayala.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

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

  • Hummingbird S.

    why is this ump trying to rob the Yankees?

  • stanley a

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

  • Pat D

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

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Love that fucking movie.

      • Pat D

        Love that character.

    • Knoxvillain

      Why would you lubricate it?

      • Pat D

        Ask Malcolm Tucker.

  • Fieding culbreth wets the bed

    Feidlinged

    • Pat D

      OK, you do know his name is Fieldin, right?

      • Fieding culbreth wets the bed

        How about we just call him corupt

        • Pat D

          Corrupt, maybe? I can’t take you seriously, sorry.

  • Matt

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

  • Pinedas’ Colada

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

  • Fieding culbreth wets the bed

    Wow
    Nice Cal

  • .

    i dont think jeter can handle the frisbee

  • Fieding culbreth wets the bed

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

  • forensic

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

    • forensic

      And there it was and yet Jeter absurdly takes it.

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

    Dammit to fucking hell.

  • cjc

    yankee stadium where terrible players look great wtf guys come on

  • JLC 776

    Please…

  • Pat D

    Why’d he take that pitch?

    Where’s the booing his failure?

  • David N

    ARGH.

  • The Real Greg

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

  • Hummingbird S.

    terrible take.. that was a cookie

    • The Real Greg

      Heck no. That moved to the center.

      • forensic

        Yeah, pitches in the center of the plate are always terrible to hit…

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Good pitch.

  • Matt

    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

      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.

  • Winter

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

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

    Hardy-Davis-Jones

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

  • CUYanks

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

  • Pinedas’ Colada

    Is Robertson available to pitch?

  • Raul Ibanez

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

    • Pinedas’ Colada

      Yes, please!

    • Alex Rodriguez

      It’s my time to shine

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

        jj are you arguing with yourself again?

        • jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay)

          Neither one of these had anything to do with me, I swear. I would have been funnier.

    • Captain_Turbo

      We’re not worthy!

  • Hummingbird S.

    probably D-Rob here, right?

  • Matt

    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.

    • Pat D

      I wondered that myself.

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

    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.

  • JLC 776

    This game is terrifying and awesome all at once.

  • The Real Greg

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

    • forensic

      Of course you would.

    • Don’t Get Phelps Up

      He’s made some bad calls, but at some point, the players have to get it done.

  • CUYanks

    Get through this inning quickly D-Rob.

  • Pinedas’ Colada

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

  • Monterowasdinero

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

  • Fiedin culbreth wets the bed

    Please tell Tbs doesnt have the Alcs?

    • forensic

      All 7 games.

    • David N

      I think they do this year.

      • Don’t Get Phelps Up

        I’ll definitely take TBS over Buck and McCarver.

  • flamingo

    D-Rob, you beast.

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

    D-Rob’s curve looks fucking NASTY tonight.

  • Fiedin culbreth wets the bed

    What happened to the audio?

  • Hummingbird S.

    give us an outrageous call!

  • jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay)

    D-Rob was money there.

  • Matt

    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.

  • CUYanks

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

    • flamingo

      I think so.

    • forensic

      I absolutely send him back out there. One more inning from him is one inning further away the rest of the pen is. This game is too within reach to save arms.

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

    Filthy shit, Dave.

    Ichiro-Tex-Cano. SCORE SOME RUNS!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

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

  • Don’t Get Phelps Up

    K-Rob.

  • Souter Fell

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

  • The Real Greg

    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)

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

  • Matt

    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.

  • VT Yankee Fan (Phil Phranchise)

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

    • David N

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

  • Pat D

    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.

    • Fiedin culbreth wets the bed

      During comercials i get more beer Try it

      • Pat D

        Probably a good idea.

  • JLC 776

    LET’S GO YANKEES!!!

  • Fiedin culbreth wets the bed

    Pinch hit for tex with ibanez.

  • forensic

    Robertson’s been in beast mode this postseason.

  • Hummingbird S.

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

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

    David Cone is on Twitter. My life is complete.

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

      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

        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.

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

          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.

        • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

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

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

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

  • http://www,riveraveblues.com GT Yankee

    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!

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    the yankees will bring the winning run to the plate.

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    that’s how we start it!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Ichi! get him over, get him in.

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

    Lead-off hit.

    Get to the plate, Ichiro.

  • David N

    Nice start, Ichiro.

  • The Real Greg

    That surprised me. He’s staying with Ayala.

  • Pat D

    Gotta send him here.

  • Knoxvillain

    Let’s get this shit started.

  • forensic

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

    PLEASE TEX!!!!!

    • forensic

      Ok, it’s something.

  • Fiedin culbreth wets the bed

    Ichihan!

  • flamingo

    Time to give Ayala an ERA.

  • Don’t Get Phelps Up

    Hit and run!

  • Matt

    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.

  • The Real Greg

    Remember Wieters has a gun for an arm.

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    bangers and mash!

  • David N

    Two on, nobody out. HAVE to score here.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

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

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

  • JLC 776

    CHAAAAAARGE!!!!!!!!

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

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

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

      False alarm…I forgot it’s Cano then A-Rod lol.

  • VT Yankee Fan (Phil Phranchise)

    If Cano bunts my head will explode.

    • CUYanks

      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.

  • Knoxvillain

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

    • Pinedas’ Colada

      How’s my ass taste, Buck!

  • Don’t Get Phelps Up

    Here we go.

  • cjc

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

  • The Real Greg

    And here comes Matusz.

  • Souter Fell

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

    • vicki

      there’s no morrissey in baseball.

  • Big “Nostradanus” Member

    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.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      It’s Nostradamus. That one (unlike most) is probably an unintentional error.

  • Hummingbird S.

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

  • cjc

    oh boy Arod O’day on tap after Cano

    • CUYanks

      Would he dare Raul again?

  • The Real Greg

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

  • Fiedin culbreth wets the bed

    Could he pinch hit again for arod?

    • David N

      Do we want Nunez in the field?

      • Cy Pettitte

        Chavez is on the bench

      • anon

        Chavez is on the bench

      • Fiedin culbreth wets the bed

        Chavez

  • CountryClub

    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.

    • Fiedin culbreth wets the bed

      Robbie thompson fail

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      you don’t take that chance, of getting thrown out.

      • CountryClub

        It wouldn’t have even been close if he didn’t go back to first. But I hear ya.

    • Pasqua

      Not from Ichiro’s angle. That probably looked like it was headed toward the 2B up the middle.

  • flamingo

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

  • Hans Moleman

    Robbie, do something good please.

    • CUYanks

      Walk would be cool.

  • David N

    Let’s do this, Robbie.

  • Laz

    Ayala is earning his pinstripes tonight.

  • forensic

    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.

  • dontchaknow

    please robbie……

  • forensic

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

  • Hans Moleman

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

    • Hans Moleman

      2-0, excuse me

  • cjc

    what is the point of Craig Saeger being there exactly stfu

  • Big “Nostradanus” Member

    Yankees 4-5-6 hitters avarages

    .133
    .143
    .153

    is this the lineup up of alcs conteders?

    • Winter

      In what, 3 games? That’s like the mother of all small sample sizes.

    • Don’t Get Phelps Up

      Well…Baltimore’s are .118, .067 and .000

  • Cy Pettitte

    will A-Rod be the hero tonight?

    • CUYanks

      Would Joe dare?

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

    I loathe swinging 3-1 there.

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

  • David N

    Well, that’s basically a bunt.

  • forensic

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

  • Pat D

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

  • The Real Greg

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

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Uggh.

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

  • Hummingbird S.

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

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

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

  • Hans Moleman

    O’day, O’day, O’day. O’day….

    • Defensive Indifference

      Raul? Raul? Raul?

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

    Just put the ball in play Alex!!

  • cjc

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

  • jm

    we always score in this situation!

  • Eddard

    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.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      They probably just walk Raul if they PH here.

      • David N

        Yeah, he’d be wasted here. And then you’d lose him for the rest of the game.

  • Havok9120

    Look like ARod’s still going to hit.

  • Fiedin culbreth wets the bed

    Buck have no pitchers left for extra innings

  • Matt

    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.

  • forensic

    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!

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

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

  • Winter

    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…

  • David N

    Come on, A-Rod.

  • Hummingbird S.

    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.

  • JLC 776

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

  • cjc

    just need contact here put it in play buddy

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • CUYanks

      Agreed. Joe doesn’t want to do it to him twice, it seems.

  • Matt

    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…

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

      Just get it to Strop…he’s the worst lol.

  • CUYanks

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

  • Matt

    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.

  • Pat D

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

  • King George

    Let’s go Alex. We got this, bud.

  • CountryClub

    Come on, Arod!

  • Cy Pettitte

    would they dare squeeze?

  • Defensive Indifference

    Squeeze!

  • jm

    come on buddy

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

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

  • Don’t Get Phelps Up

    We need a balk.

  • Souter Fell

    he’s swinging through everything

  • cjc

    fuck

  • Knoxvillain

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

  • Winter

    fuck

  • Pat D

    It’s just so painful.

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

    You fucking SUCK, Alex.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Nice job, Joe.

  • David N

    Saw that coming, unfortunately.

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

    • forensic

      We have no hope then.

  • Hummingbird S.

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

  • forensic

    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.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

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

  • Eddard

    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.

  • The Real Greg

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

    • Knoxvillain

      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

        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

      Need a tissue, Greg?p

  • cjc

    late on 85mph pathetic

  • CountryClub

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

    • David N

      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

        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.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

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

  • JLC 776

    Fuck.

  • CUYanks

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

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Big “Nostradanus” Member

    what would happen if granderson and a rod has baby?

    • jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay)

      science?

    • cjc

      2k’s?

  • jm

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

  • Pinedas’ Colada

    I’m fucking screaming in my head

  • Fiedin culbreth wets the bed

    Ibanez here

  • cjc

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    unreal.

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

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

  • David N

    SO. MUCH. RISPFAIL.

  • xnyles

    What a joke.

  • forensic

    What a fucking buzzkill that all was…

    Fucking pathetic.

  • Pinedas’ Colada

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

  • Eddard

    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.

  • Joe

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

    • Hummingbird S.

      He’s a great player for the regular season. Much rather have him than Granderson.

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      i’m a swisher lover and still am.

    • JJ

      Swisher is beyond useless in the playoffs. The fact that people can’t see that and still vehemently defend him is mind-blowing.

    • jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay)

      M’kay. Let Swisher walk? Who is your replacement? Hunter? What if he stays with the Angels? Then it’s trade the farm for Justin Upton or bust, right?

      • Joe

        How stupid are you. HE SUCKS WHEN IT MATTERS. THE YANKEES PLAY TO WIN CHAMPIONSHIPS NOT AL EAST BANNERS.

  • King George

    Wow.

  • Pat D

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

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

    • OMG! Bagels!

      in the Stadium? how about in this thread?

  • Matt

    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.

    • forensic

      Because he’s gripping the bat so hard it’s turning to sawdust as it hits the ball.

  • Hummingbird S.

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

  • Pasqua

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

  • Tom

    Productive out?

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

    That was 3 failures that inning.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    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.

  • Fiedin culbreth wets the bed

    Fuck this guy get out of my yard!

  • JLC 776

    Please no cheap runs now…………..

  • jay

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

    • Austin’s Bat

      He’s under everything – its like the bat plan is low so only to lift the ball. I’m not sure its bat speed.

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      same.

  • jm

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

  • JonS

    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?

    • CUYanks

      O’day is not your typical RHP, he is very tough on RHB for a reason with that delivery.

    • Hummingbird S.

      Everyone knew A-Rod couldnt put it in play. That AB is on Girardi. He fucked up big time.

      • Don’t Get Phelps Up

        They would have just IBB’d Ibanez or Chavez.

        • SammySosasBleachingCream

          Doesn’t matter. You HAVE to PH for ARod. He has NO shot against O’Day.

        • anon

          And Swish’s flyball would’ve scored Ichiro

    • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula

      Arod is totally shot. The next 5 years should be interesting as he becomes the first hundred million dollar utility infielder.

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      check out his number for the year. he’s been good.

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

    #RISPFAIL

  • Ace

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

  • Eddard

    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.

  • Kevin

    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 :-(

  • SammySosasBleachingCream

    He CANNOT continue to show faith in ARod.

  • Pinedas’ Colada

    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
    4. CLUTCH FUCKING PLAYERS, HITTING

  • The Real Greg

    ALL OF GO FUCK YOURSELVES.

    THE MAN LOST HIS FATHER FOR GODS SAKE>

    NO WONDER OUR SOCIETY IS GOING DOWN THE DRAIN.

    ITS YOU PEOPLE. YOU ALL DESERVE TO GO TO HELL FOR THAT>

    • OMG! Bagels!

      Thank you. I wouldn’t have put it quite so bluntly but yeah.

    • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula

      Seek psychiatric care immediately.

    • forensic

      This violates so many commenting guidelines it’s really close to grounds for banning.

      Please!!!

    • ItWasaThing

      Was that a haiku?

    • Knoxvillain

      lol what is going on

  • Freddy’s Mom

    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?!

  • Pat D

    There goes Smoltz rooting against the Yankees again.

  • Matt

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

    • CUYanks

      Yeah, he finally decided to do it.

  • King George

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

  • Karl Krawfid

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

  • Captain Gift Basket

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

  • Mick taylor

    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

    • Pat D

      You didn’t play on “Crazy Mama.”

  • Fiedin culbreth wets the bed

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

  • CountryClub

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

    • cjc

      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.

  • cjc

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

  • Angry Scheister of K’s

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

  • Tom

    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?

  • CUYanks

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

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

    Oh boy. Orioles now in business.

  • Mikhel

    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.

  • Athenian

    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.

  • Pat D

    Jeez, Nix.

  • Hummingbird S.

    here we go with the terrible D

  • The Real Greg

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

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      Dude, just shut up.

      • The Real Greg

        No. You shut up.

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

        • CUYanks

          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

          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?

          • CUYanks

            But it’s a fair question. Do any of us have brains on our heads? If so, post pictures please.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    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.

  • Hans Moleman

    I have a bad feeling about this.

    • Athenian

      What you don’t trust Soriano? Kidding.. With you.

    • Pat D

      You’re not Han Solo.

  • Souter Fell

    it’s going down aint it

  • Fiedin culbreth wets the bed

    Pinch runner

  • Pinedas’ Colada

    Smoltz is a small-dick pussy.

  • Hummingbird S.

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

    • HughesPhanInBeantown

      Yeah, Girardi never pinch hits!

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Ridiculously quiet at YS3

  • The Real Greg

    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

      You need therapy.

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

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

      • The Real Greg

        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.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting

          “I will not accept criticizing a man who has so much pressure on him that he could commit suicide at any minute.”

          Wtf are you talking about?

        • Knoxvillain

          What the fuck are you talking about? My dad died when I was 14. I never thought about suicide once.

          Are you alright?

          • The Real Greg

            I;m talking about Joe Girardi

        • forensic

          It’s amazing how clueless you are.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Shut the fuck up, kid, go to bed.

      • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula

        I second that motion.

    • Pinedas’ Colada

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

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      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)

      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.

      • The Real Greg

        I know you have. I will not criticize a man who has suffered such a great loss. Its not ethical and not moral

        • Knoxvillain

          Then he should have let Pena manage or find a new fucking career.

    • Knoxvillain

      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

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

  • David N

    PICKED!

  • Kevin

    Picked off!!

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    Hahahahaha

  • Big “Nostradanus” Member

    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.

    • Knoxvillain

      Cuarantine? Holy shit. I laughed hard.

      • CUYanks

        Awesome x 1000000

  • Hummingbird S.

    YES!

  • cjc

    woot woot nice work

  • jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay)

    Wow, Sori. Huge pick off.

  • Knoxvillain

    LOL Lew Ford. Get fucked.

  • David N

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

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

    Alright, dumb fuckers.

    WIN IT NOW.

  • Don’t Get Phelps Up

    Walkoff time.

  • Fiedin culbreth wets the bed

    I think Buck shit his pants there!

  • yo

    Well that turned around in a hurry!

  • Karl Krawfid

    End this shit now!

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

    Walk off to the ALCS? Please?

  • flamingo

    Hahahaha, awesome.

  • Souter Fell

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

  • cjc

    Ibanez for Grandy

  • Ace

    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.

  • Psy

    Summon Lord Voldemort.

    • jm

      +1

  • Cy Pettitte

    pie PLEASE

  • Tom

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

    • cjc

      oh but i love the stories all the adversity

  • Pinedas’ Colada

    The Real Greg is the Curtis Granderson of RAB…

    • King George

      I lol’d.

    • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula

      More like the 2011 version of Scott Proctor of RAB.

  • Mick taylor

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

    • jm

      look he said he would have an a-rod postseason and by that he meant 2012 arod postseason

    • Pat D

      All Down the Line

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

    Martin-Granderson-Nix

    At least the Orioles are out of LHP.

  • jm

    let’s do it russ

  • Big “Nostradanus” Member

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

    lets see how the Os respond….

  • dalelama

    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.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    We have to separate ARod and Swisher in the lineup.

    • Big “Nostradanus” Member

      thats just silly. kobe said arod’s chemsry went down and swisher brings team chemistry together. if you gonna bat arod, mak sure swish got his back

    • Pat D

      How would you do so?

      • forensic

        By putting A-Rod near the bottom and Swisher on the bench?

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    Please win this inning. I’m so tired.

  • Fiedin culbreth wets the bed

    We neep strope

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

    Atonement time, Curtis.

    Hunker down.

  • Tom

    Grandy erase all the bad memories here please

  • cjc

    be a hero

  • Pinedas’ Colada

    That was the pitch

  • jm

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

  • Fiedin culbreth wets the bed

    Ibanez please

    • OMG! Bagels!

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

  • Hans Moleman

    Why is Curtis batting?

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    LOL at the fact that Granderson is batting.

  • Hummingbird S.

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

    • cjc

      I still shake my head he was released by the mets for fuck sake

  • Ethan

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

  • Tom

    Frisbee… everyone drink

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

    0-2, to 3-2…

    buzzkill on a ball 4 pitch.

    Good job, Curtis.

  • David N

    Raul Ibanez. Here we go, guys.

  • Mick taylor

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

    • Pat D

      You’re as bad as dalelama.

  • Fiedin culbreth wets the bed

    Smoltz with his pom poms leaning out of the booth.

  • Pat D

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

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

  • The Real Greg

    Is Buck going to walk him?

  • Winter

    It’s go time!

  • Hummingbird S.

    still useless..

  • Fiedin culbreth wets the bed

    Who is SS?

    • Hummingbird S.

      Nunez..

    • Mikhel

      Either Núñez or lose the DH. But Ibáñez won’t bat again after this inning due to this dumb move, he had to bat for the CF not the SS.

  • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula

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

  • Mikhel

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

    • CUYanks

      Not to mention we are either sacrificing our DH or risking Nunez in the field.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

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

    • Winter

      Nunez comes in at SS or Jeter moves out of DH.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Well if Ibanez can’t do it…

  • cjc

    Darren O’day seriously WTF just WTF