Oct
11

ALDS Game Four Spillover Thread III

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Let’s break some hearts tonight.

Categories : Game Threads, Playoffs
  • Psy

    discount double check!

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    Only when I go to the game Raul hits PH walkoffs! Dammit!

  • Cy Pettitte

    I would rather lose the DH over putting Nunez at SS

  • Souter Fell

    True Yankee status obviously revoked.

  • Alexh

    jeter can play short and we lose DH

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Alright I’m outta here. Hope all your relatives get Alzheimer’s. Good night, everyone!

  • Pasqua

    Prediction: This game’s gonna go 137 innings.

  • Matt

    With Hughes out of the game, Ibanez should have been PH for Granderson, not Nix. Now you have to put Nunez at SS and lose Ibanez’s bat for the rest of the night. At least the other way you can stick him out in LF and move Ichiro to CF.

  • The Real Greg

    Well Buck is down to 3 relievers, Strop, Johnson, and Tillman

  • cjc

    they should start this guy he’s amazing The Darren O’Day

  • King George

    Does anyone else just feel sick? So bummed!

  • CUYanks

    Please don’t hit a grounder to short. Please don’t hit a grounder to short. Please don’t hit a grounder to short.

  • Winter

    Does Ibanez stay in the game and replace Swisher perhaps?

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

    Extra innings. Again.

    It’s ridiculous that it has come to this.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Girardi is doing a pretty good job of keeping the O’s tied.

    • JLC 776

      Just stop.

  • JLC 776

    O’Day will pitch fifteen innings tonight.. Ugh.

  • jjyank (Phil Phucking Hugheslladay)

    God damn it, more extra innings. Don’t the Yankees know I still have to work in the morning? This series is killing me.

    • Kevin

      You think you’ve got problems? At least you’re on ET :-)

  • David N

    Why the hell is Joe hitting for a guy who is actually hitting instead of Grandy? Now we’ll lose both Ibanez and Nix, and Nunez will be in the game.

    Horribly managed.

    • Mikhel

      In the first game he also lost three players in one move in the 9th after Martin’s HR: used Núñez to pinch run for Ibáñez, and then inserted Gardner for Núñez when it was time to field the bottom of the 9th.

      He could have used Gardner or Dickerson and not lose Núñez.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Nunez at short…

    Oh no.

  • Winter

    Nunez better get 0 balls hit to him this inning.

    • David N

      “Nunez better get 0 balls hit to him this inning ever.”

      FTFY.

  • King George

    Eat a dick. All these announcers can suck it. So biased and openly rooting against us.

  • Fiedin culbreth wets the bed

    Nunez at SS

    -Mother of God

    -James Earle Jones

  • jm

    seriously someone here explain pitch hitting for teh guy who hit the ball hard all night and putting nunez into the game…I don’t understand and want to

    • Nice Scheister of Doom

      I thought they were gonna put Raul in LF, Ichiro in center, Nunez at SS and bench Grandy.

    • forensic

      There is no explanation for it.

      • jm

        really? there’s always someone on here who at least understands joe’s moves. i mean nix was hitting great all night…

        • forensic

          Nix is far from a great player, and it’s a righty on the mound that time, but there are at least 3 guys in the lineup who should’ve been PH for tonight before him.

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    Nunez, you better not boot it!

  • Hummingbird S.

    comon Sori, no funny business.

  • Eddard

    Way to use your lone bullet for a guy who was 2-3 tonight and no runners on base instead of for an aging star with the winning run on 3rd. Awful strategy tonight from Joe one night after he made a great move.

    • Mikhel

      It was not a great move, it was the correct move. Great move when you force something (a bunt, a squeeze play, hit and run).

  • Pinedas’ Colada

    The only bright side of all of this is the O’s are just as bad right now.

  • Chris

    Girardi has destroyed this game.

    • Knoxvillain

      Stupid move by a stupid manager, but it’s 1-1 in the 10th. Yankees are fine.

    • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula

      Stop. He could commit suicide at any time. Give the guy a break.

      • Mikhel

        He is so bad at whatever he does, that it is highly likely that he would fail.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    I don’t like this flaherty guy

  • Alexh

    I really wouldn’t mind a refund for my game 5 tickets!

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    That was a fucken swing, not even close.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Stop scaring me Grandy. Not funny.

  • Dale Mohorcic

    don’t like backuardo in the field.

  • Austin’s Bat

    With 2nd and 3rd and one out if you PH Ibanez for ARod, I suspect Buck walks him. With O’Day on the mound. He might bring in another lefty if he could (can’t recall who is left in the O’s pen). Would have wasted that DH spot – Martin also a bad matchup for O’day after Swisher.

    • Eddard

      With Swisher I’ve got a better shot at a fly ball. Better shot at contact, period. A-Rod can’t hit O-Day just like he can’t hit Johnson. He’s helpless. He needs to be platooned for the rest of the playoffs.

      • Austin’s Bat

        In that case maybe you DH Chavez or even Gardner with the expectation he walks. Seems like a waste of Raul’s power/fly ball potential if they are going to walk the DH anyways. I think its more of a marginal call than the press will explode it to be. If Ibanez was up there I would walk him.

    • David N

      I have no problem with him not using Ibanez there, but if you’re going to use him for a hopeful HR in the 9th, why not use him in place of the guy who isn’t hitting and who won’t result in Nunez being in the field?

    • anon

      Except Swish was up next and he’s a switch hitter. And Chavez in on the bench and could’ve came in to play third base

  • Hall and Nokes

    It would have been fun to see some of that Oakland series.

    • cjc

      lol right

  • forensic

    Serious question, has Smoltz said a single thing about strategy in terms of what would be beneficial to the Yankees? It’s amazing, it’s like he thinks all the O’s have earphones and he’s just trying to be an extra coach.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Don’t give Machado a fastball here

  • TampaYankee

    Little miffed by that move. I mean the rarity of Raul hitting the 2 HR’s last night was extraordinary, the likelihood of him doing it again tonight? Less than impossible. I would like to see Raul get a few more at bats and Nix played really well. Now we have NunEEEEEEz playing short. So we lose 2 decent bats and a better fielder for one worse bat and a far worse fielder.

    Time for one of the other guys to come up big. How sweet would an A-Rod walkoff be? I mean we have Cano, Swisher, Grandy, and Tex who all are excellent players who can do it. Time for someone to stand up and send us to the ALCS.

    • Winter

      You do know that Ibanez hitting two HRs last night has absolutely no effect on his chances of hitting one tonight, right?

      • TampaYankee

        I realize this, but just the idea of 3 HR’s in 3 straight at bats like that is crazy. To think he did the near impossible last night, he can’t be expected to do that again regardless whether his 3rd at bat was last night or tonight. Plus a third consecutive clutch HR is hard to do as a pinch hitter I feel regardless of time in between.

    • jm

      I’m still waiting for someone explain that PH move to me. And please talk to me like I’m stupid, because I don’t understand even a little bit.

      • anon

        Agreed. Should’ve PH for Arod with Ichiro on 3rd, then bring in Chavez to play 3B.

      • TampaYankee

        The only thing I have is we have plenty of other players who can, and really fucking should, do something. Time for them to step up.

        Now testing fate like that here in the playoffs in extra innings might not be the best plan, but I don’t know what else he was thinking other than another gut feeling.

  • Dale Mohorcic

    yankees offense couldn’t score at the mustang ranch right now.

    • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula

      Lol

    • Fiedin culbreth wets the bed

      Jeter could score in a nunery.

      • Dale Mohorcic

        an eduardo nunery

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

    Oh boy, Nate McLouth now.

  • Effthisnoise

    That fucking golf swing scares me

  • Fiedin culbreth wets the bed

    Nate juicing mcclouth

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

    Jeter-Ichiro-Tex

    WIN THIS GAME.

  • Don’t Get Phelps Up

    The pitching in this series has just been amazing.

    • forensic

      Pitching’s been very good. But there’s been plenty of terrible hitting to help it along the way, on both sides.

    • Robinson Tilapia (I BELIEVE IN PHIL HUGHES!)

      Agreed.

  • Hummingbird S.

    time to win this shit

  • Pasqua

    The only saving grace of the Yanks’ offense: the O’s offense.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Win it now please.
    Don’t really want to get into the rest of the pen.

  • OMG! Bagels!

    If Jeter, Ichiro and Tex can’t get it done, then fuck it, it can’t be done.

  • Eddard

    Well at least we’ve got Jeter up this inning. He’s hitting at least. Problem is if he gets on Joe will have Ichiro bunt and then the three stooges won’t be able to get him in. We’re stuck unless one of our hot hitters hits a HR. Problem is, Joe has already burned two, Nix and Raul.

  • Ethan

    Anyone else feeling a Jeet opposite field shot?

    • stanley a

      How about a first pitch groundout?

    • Ethan

      apparently not

  • Fiedin culbreth wets the bed

    Finish this game please .

  • jm

    verlander dealing.

  • CS Yankee

    Jeet going yard.

    • CS Yankee

      In the 13th that is.

  • Robinson Tilapia (I BELIEVE IN PHIL HUGHES!)

    I’m back. I’m fired up. I intend on working in the phrase “MALARKEY” in here somewhere. Let’s win this!

    • OMG! Bagels!

      Smoltz = malarky

      • Ethan

        Whole broadcast crew = full of malarky!

    • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula

      Read Greg’s comments from the last thread and you’ll easily be able to use the word “malarkey.”

      • Robinson Tilapia (I BELIEVE IN PHIL HUGHES!)

        Too easy a target. Let’s give him credit for not hanging himself at some point tonight, though.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Cy Young back for one more inning

  • Alexh

    A rod now has 9 punch outs in 15 postseason AB this year. DONE.

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

    It’s Hardy, Davis, and Jones next inning.

    Win it here and avoid that problem.

  • cjc

    I can’t take this O’day shit any longer its fucking unreal he’s a god damn roogy pitching multiple innings what is wrong with the world

  • David N

    How long can O’Day go before he tires?

    • forensic

      At the rate of 1 pitch per AB, about 6 more innings…

  • forensic

    Come on, SOMEONE!!!

  • jm

    tex deserves a lot of respect – playing hurt and putting the ball in play this series.

  • forensic

    What the fuck kind of swing was that?!?!?!

    This is offensive offense. Just pitiful.

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

    Against a RP being stretched like hell, that was ridiculously unproductive.

  • cjc

    seriously come on guys shit

  • King George

    First Pitch Jeter!

  • Cy Pettitte

    last thing they need is to give O’Day quick outs

  • JobaWockeeZ

    This is a fucking joke of an offense.

  • David N

    Holy crap can someone take some pitches?

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

    Wait, are you fucking kidding me right now?

  • Knoxvillain

    Really?

  • Dale Mohorcic

    way to make him throw 2 pitches.

  • Robinson Tilapia (I BELIEVE IN PHIL HUGHES!)

    We must really want O’Day to pitch another inning after this.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Darren Rivera, greatest reliever of all time.

  • cjc

    fuck it he should have thrown all game these guys

  • JLC 776

    WHAT THE FUCK YOU ASSHOLES?????

  • The Real Greg

    Why in the world are you swinging at the First pitch?

    Just end this please.

  • Fiedin culbreth wets the bed

    Tex
    Please!

  • Effthisnoise

    Trying to get this guy out of the game? 2pitches 2 outs. Nice guys

  • Pat D

    So glad they’ve made it easy on the O’s pitchers.

  • The Next Guy

    Only way we win this is if someone hits one out.

    • The Real Greg

      For both teams.

    • Ethan

      That’s always how it’s been for the yankees. And i really dislike that kind of approach.

  • cjc

    frisbee frisbee frisbee stfu already

  • TomH

    This is getting ominous

    • Robinson Tilapia (I BELIEVE IN PHIL HUGHES!)

      Malarkey.

  • The Next Guy

    This isn’t even fun anymore.

  • OMG! Bagels!

    This should have happened this inning. The strain on the pitching staff is bad news.

  • jm

    who’s this cano guy?

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

    Rise up, Robbie.

    You’re more than over-due.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Good job Tex, at least one of you likes looking at more than one pitch.

  • cjc

    walk him for Arod

  • flamingo

    Tex’s third walk of the game.

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

    Robbie, PLEASE! Also O’Day please don’t straight walk him…

  • Souter Fell

    Time for a big Robbie Cano smile.

  • Don’t Get Phelps Up

    Strop warming!

  • CS Yankee

    Cano, FTW

    :::hopes:::

  • Hummingbird S.

    I’d definitely walk Cano..

    • JLC 776

      Can you believe he suggested that?

  • Cy Pettitte

    here comes the unintentional intentional walk unless Robbie strikes himself out

  • TomH

    Mr. .125

  • The Next Guy

    Please Robbie! I wanna go to bed!

    • Ethan

      If the yankees win like this you’ll be able to go to bed? Man i’ll be on such an adrenaline high

  • Austin’s Bat

    O’Day against Cano? Do they walk Cano to face ARod again?

  • Fiedin culbreth wets the bed

    Strope up we can win this.

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    Damnit, base runners. I’d prefer the idea of a solo shot, we’re doomed!

  • TinoBambino24

    Fuck!

  • forensic

    I was gonna say the thought of an IBB to Cano had to cross Showalter’s mind, but the way Cano is sucking as bad as anyone, why even bother.

  • The Next Guy

    Motherfuckingfuck.

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

    Robbie has been fucking worthless in this series.

    Along with almost everyone else, aside from Jeter and Ibanez.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

      Martin’s been good.

      • CS Yankee

        Pitching been outstanding

    • JLC 776

      Russell and Ichiro are mostly in the good column.

  • Hummingbird S.

    full of chokers

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

    Robbie…STOP SWINGING AT EVERYTHING!

  • Yankeefan

    arod will win this game

    • Hummingbird S.

      for the O’s

    • rconn23

      No he won’t.

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

      +1

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    Ughhh.

  • Knoxvillain

    Cano doing what Tex forgot to do.

  • JLC 776

    I hate this team. (Unless they walk off)

  • The Real Greg

    I don’t think anybody’s going to win this game

  • cjc

    Robbie is no fucking better than Arod Swisher Granderson they all look terrible

  • Hans Moleman

    Eh.. Please be the good Joba today.

  • TinoBambino24

    Ding dong.

    Who is it?

    Another limp-dick inning.

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

    Excluding the 9th inning of Game 1, the Yankees are averaging 1.89 R/G right now.

    No, really.

    • The Real Greg

      The O’s are probably worse.

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

        That’s not an excuse or justification for this shitty Yankee offense.

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

        Dead even actually.

  • TomH

    That may have been it. It’s a question now of which team’s ice-cold hitter finally turns warm.

  • David N

    Wouldn’t it be nice if D-Rob had pitched two innings? We’d still have Soriano in there. Instead, we don’t.

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    Terrible. Darren O’Day, Nate McClouth and Joe Saunders. Wow.

  • Effthisnoise

    Please no stress 8 pitch inning

  • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula

    Where the hell is Aaron Boone when you need him.

    • OMG! Bagels!

      Playing basketball.

  • Fiedin culbreth wets the bed

    Big man joba in to grunt and fart.

  • OMG! Bagels!

    Red Sox / Yankees games go on for hours and hours because they’re all patient hitters. I don’t know what the hell the reason is for this shit.

    • Rek4gehrig

      Lol. I was wondering that myself

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

    Jobber vs. Hardy-Davis-Jones

    Hope this isn’t too bad.

  • The Next Guy

    It’s gotten to the point where a win will give me more relief than joy.

  • Robinson Tilapia (I BELIEVE IN PHIL HUGHES!)

    I will momentarily pause and pray for this half-inning.

  • Pasqua

    Neither team deserves this game. How the hell will it end?!

    • Robinson Tilapia (I BELIEVE IN PHIL HUGHES!)

      I regret wasting my one “malarkey.”

      • Pasqua

        Nice.

        • Robinson Tilapia (I BELIEVE IN PHIL HUGHES!)

          In all seriousness, I think both teams deserve to win this game.

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    I want no less than three fist pumps.

  • Defensive Indifference

    Yeah. Joba’s had an up and down year. (Pun intended.)

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    I feel very confident. Yanks are up 2-1, still have good relievers left, and that run will come around eventually.

    And the pitching has been lights out. I care about that a lot more than I care about the lack of offense.

    • OMG! Bagels!

      the lack of offense is burning the pitchers so that’s a problem, me thinks.

  • JLC 776

    How are we down to Joba already?

  • Dale Mohorcic

    come on hutt

  • captain kiwi

    so im kinda glad its extra innings since i just got off work and i get to watch some baseball. hopefully we see the yankees knock out the o’s :p

    let’s go yankees! fuck that stupid extra innings record!

  • cjc

    idk Joba makes me a bit nervous

  • David N

    Nice play, Tex. A-Rod too.

  • TinoBambino24

    Damn, I wished that tag knock Hardy out!

  • Dale Mohorcic

    a-rod keeps it away from backuardo. good work, a-rod.

  • JLC 776

    Nice play on both ends.

  • The Real Greg

    Almost everything has been crap about this game. The umpires, the offenses, the players…

    • Robinson Tilapia (I BELIEVE IN PHIL HUGHES!)

      The Greg…

  • forensic

    Geez, could you imagine how loud the stadium would’ve gotten if Tex hadn’t smacked Hardy upside the head in time?

  • Hummingbird S.

    there it is, arod trying to win the game for the Os… thank god for Teix!

    • The Real Greg

      He was trying to keep it from Nunez.

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    Teixieria!

  • JFH

    i’m generally confident in yanks, until joba takes the mound.

    • Cy Pettitte

      last 11 reg season games: 10.1 innings, 0 ER, 1 BB, 13 K

      believe in Joba!

      • CS Yankee

        I support this message.

      • JFH

        i would love to believe. but he has failed me too many times. nonetheless, i am grateful for the quick work he made of the o’s in the last 1/2 inning.

  • cjc

    nice work Alex cut off Nuny

  • jm

    maybe CC should hit!

    • David N

      Not an awful idea….

    • OMG! Bagels!

      I was just thinking since the pitchers have been great, maybe we should have them hit too. Babe Ruth concurs.

      • jm

        exactly

  • Hummingbird S.

    that’s the Chris Davis I know

    • Nice Scheister of Doom

      Somebody that I used to know.

  • forensic

    Wow, Chris Davis just made Granderson almost look good…

  • CS Yankee

    And I thought Grandy swings at bad shit, wow!

  • TinoBambino24

    And here’s Grandersons’ twin performer.

  • Andy Pettitte’s Fibula

    Joba’s slider is filthy tonight. Those were Guidry like.

  • Adam

    Nun-NotE!

  • David N

    Nunez made a play. And…exhale.

  • Don’t Get Phelps Up

    Nunez makes the play! That means we win.

  • Fiedin culbreth wets the bed

    Holy shit nunez made a play.

  • Hans Moleman

    That 6-3 went in slow motion in my head.

    • jay

      HA! mine too

  • Knoxvillain

    GROUNDBALL TO NUN-HNNNNNNNGGHH.

  • Hummingbird S.

    JOBA!

  • Rek4gehrig

    Orioles suck as badly as we do. This is unreal

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Yay Nunee!

    Win this fucking game already please.

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

    I would say something to the effect of “WIN THIS NOW”, but it hasn’t worked at all, so fuck it.

  • cjc

    its meant to be an easy play at SS without an error they can’t lose

  • Cy Pettitte

    so awesome to see Joba and Phil pitching well in the playoffs

  • Kevin

    JOBA FOR THE WIN!

    (*please?*)

  • HughesPhanInBeantown

    Joba to the rotation!

    • Nice Scheister of Doom

      Like Button

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Screw Bjobbers. Yep, bringing that motherfucker back.

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    NUNNNUNUNIEEEE! Nunez ladies and gentlemen.

  • captain kiwi

    nunez!

  • Fiedin culbreth wets the bed

    Strope got hammered by us this year.

  • Pasqua

    When Joba doesn’t even have to break a sweat, you know the O’s are just as fucked as the Yanks at the plate.

  • TomH

    OK, now we don’t want Joba to pitch any more tonight. What did he throw? 8? That’s enough. Quit while ahead. Score ONE little run, just 1 will do it.

  • Hall and Nokes

    Nunie is so good.

  • forensic

    A-Rod: 2-1 count, walk-off homer on a slider that gets too much of the plate.

    • forensic

      I figured Buck would leave O’Day in there for one more batter. Oh well.

  • The Next Guy

    I really wish it to A-Rod that he should hit a walk-off.

  • Adam

    Oh yes…Pedro Strop.

  • OMG! Bagels!

    Our pitching has been awesome. I can’t believe they are not frustrated with the lack of run support.

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

    Strop…this game is as good as won :D

    • OMG! Bagels!

      NEVER SAY THAT!

  • Ethan

    OK, win tonight and the ‘pen gets a day off. Let’s do it! Do it for the tired ‘pen!

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

    Maybe Strop can suck against the Yankees again.

  • jm

    to stay positive – hughes did a good job!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Pedro Strop.
    They have to win now, right?

  • Yankeefan

    good trow nunez :) i was talking to a friend of mines who is very good friends with nunez and he tells me nunez is a very nervous person and thats why he commits so many errors.

    • OMG! Bagels!

      How the hell do you get to the big leagues as a “nervous person”?

      • Yankeefan

        he has the talent but ever since hes known him hes been a nervous person.hes known him since they played in the dominican republic.

    • captain kiwi

      i don’t blame nunez. hard enough playing in the big leagues, let alone all that pressure playing for the greatest team in sports.

  • David N

    Pedro Stroop.

  • Eddard

    We’ve finally got to a guy we can hit. Beat Strop here or we lose.

  • Robinson Tilapia (I BELIEVE IN PHIL HUGHES!)

    Most likely to get this done? My bet’s on Swisher.

  • Ace

    Trying to be like CC with that hat. Bad idea young fella.

  • Defensive Indifference

    Not having O’Day stay in to face A-Rod is a mistake. Hope he takes advantage.

    • Ace

      This isn’t 2009. Please leave that year and join us in 2012.

  • captain kiwi

    a-bomb por favor

  • TinoBambino24

    We need Chavie

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    Thank fucking god O’Day s out. Tattoo this dude Alex!

  • Fiedin culbreth wets the bed

    Mlb needs a rule fix that the cap has to be worn properly or a fine per game.

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      yeah, how dare people…

    • TomH

      CC too?

    • Mikhel

      Supposedly there are rules regarding a player’s uniform, but MLB won’t do it, for fear that there will be cries of “racism” or some shit like that.

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

    At least he didn’t strike out this time.

  • The Next Guy

    Hopeless.

  • Hummingbird S.

    WHY? WHY IS AROD STILL HITTING?? FUCK YOU GIRARDI

    • OMG! Bagels!

      calm down

  • CG

    gogogogogo I predict a swish HR

    • Ace

      Damn! So close.

  • The Next Guy

    I didn’t know this level of suck was possible.

  • David N

    Swish is just missing.

  • CG

    fugg!

  • Dale Mohorcic

    i wonder what george would have called a-rod.

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

    The Oriole’s strike zone is just getting bigger and bigger. It’s going to be batters box to batters box and neck to ankles like in little league.

  • Hummingbird S.

    another one to the warning track… three for swisher tonight

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

    Swisher has been teasing all night. Asshole.

  • TomH

    5 pitches? 2 outs?

  • captain kiwi

    ARGH

  • The Next Guy

    What I would give for this to just fucking end right now.

  • Cy Pettitte

    there’s your Maier reference

  • Pat D

    You asshole, Smoltz. If a fan had touched the ball, they’d call the batter out.

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    Jesus Montero would’ve hit a HR.

    • CS Yankee

      He would have been left off the PS roster.

    • CS Yankee

      He would have been left off the PS roster.

  • rconn23

    Just awful, awful approaches by almost every Yankee hitter. Just a miserable performance.

  • Jeffery meyer

    Would you guys stop saying my fucking name
    Dickheads

    • forensic

      You could’ve at least tried to get in the same ballpark on the spelling of either name.

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

    Down to 1.85 R/G. Meanwhile, this game continues to shift more and more into the Orioles favor, the longer it goes.

    • The Real Greg

      No. Orioles are almost out of relievers and they can;t hit either.

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

      How?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    His last name is Strop not Martinez god damn it.

  • The Next Guy

    Smoltz and Cal are really just bad speakers.

  • Hummingbird S.

    yup, they still suck

  • David N

    Pedro Strop is getting this lineup out? What bizarro world is this?

  • Pat D

    I’m afraid this is starting to favor the O’s.

  • Babe’s Ghost

    if girardi had pinch hit ibanez for arod, we would have had a second chance at magic. On the other hand, Girardi can now say Arod is making progress… broke his streak of 7 consecutive strikeouts.

    • OMG! Bagels!

      can we let the arod/girardi thing go?

      • Hummingbird S.

        no point anymore. He already blew it twice by sticking to Alex with men on. Now it’s done. Still, he might cost the Yankees this game.

    • Mikhel

      Against Strop? Because tonight he has a hit.

  • cjc

    now I get it gods an O’s fan Strop just said so

  • Matt

    Swisher has JUST MISSED on a few of these balls. Man. Hopefully our bullpen can keep taking advantage of their aggressiveness. We have way more arms left than they do.

  • Pasqua

    Everybody is just embarrassing themselves.

  • The Real Greg

    How is this starting to favor the O’s? They can’t hit a lick either.

  • youngmanalex

    if joba gets out of this inning. Im feeling it, in the bottom of the 12th.

  • 101010

    Let’s give our pitchers a chance to hit. They seem to be the only players on the team who want to win.

    • OMG! Bagels!

      Seriously. CC, MFIKY, Hirok (from NL), Joba, Andy.

  • Ethan

    Marisa Miller I love you almost as much as i love my yankees!

    • Ace

      Such a smoke. Still looks amazing.

  • Jeffery meyer

    Fuck you guys!

  • Hummingbird S.

    Joba for one more and then Phelps?

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

    Wieters-Ford-Reynolds

    Just get it to the bottom half tied.

  • Adam

    Ugh, holy crap….

  • cjc

    seriously

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

    OH FUCK. pleasebeokaypleasebeokaypleasebeokay.

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

    Great. Jobber impaled, and a baserunner.

  • forensic

    Geez, just what Joba needed. Right off the elbow. Hopefully just the funny bone or something.

  • Pat D

    Joba might be the most snakebitten player the Yankees have ever had.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Asshole.

  • David N

    Ruh roh.

  • Athenian

    This will not end well.

  • Jeffery meyer

    Almost had the first death by bat its coming.

    • jay

      absolutely. something has to be done about these bats. they get less safe every year. restrictions need to be imposed.

  • Hummingbird S.

    fuck

  • Babe’s Ghost

    seriously? midges? flying bats? fuck you

  • Defensive Indifference

    Jeff Maier caught the ball. And the Yanks proceeded to take three straight games in Camden Yards, one of which they won because the O’s second baseman let the ball go through his legs. But they were “robbed.” STFU.

    • Pat D

      Everyone also always assumes that they’d still win Game 2 and all that jazz. And what’s to say the Yankees didn’t still tie that game somehow. I still say Tarasco wouldn’t have caught the ball, the it was going to hit the wall above his glove and Jeter would have had a double.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Joba has the worst luck, ugh.

    • OMG! Bagels!

      Still think he’s a tough sob

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

    Well, if he can get through this, he deserves the W.

  • Jeffery meyer

    90 mph nothing wrong.

  • Athenian

    I would not leave him in,, He will give up a 2 run bomb.

    • captain kiwi

      yeah, that’s the thing to be worried about.

  • Pasqua

    I know the guy wants to stay in the game, but JESUS CHRIST! How do you take his word on this?!

  • Hummingbird S.

    this is dangerous… Joba after getting hit by a bat with a runner on

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

    Funny bone? I guess? That’s what it looked like…he looked fine taking a few to the glove…

  • David N

    Crap. Bring on Lowe.

    • David N

      Or Phelps.

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

    Alas, he can’t.

    Can’t blame him.

  • BigBlueAL

    The Yankee offense just got Joba injured.

  • Hummingbird S.

    correct decision.. this is so unfortunate. Terrible luck.

  • Matt

    Joba will be OK. They’re probably just getting him out of there to ice him before that swells up. Tons of arms left in the pen, no need to push it.

  • Widget

    Smoltz and Ripken are both clowns. Especially Smoltz. So happy that the Yankees were able to end his career while he dressed in the ultimate clown costume, a Red Sox uniform.

    • youngmanalex

      thats a clown outfit bro.

  • TinoBambino24

    GET PHELPS UP!

  • captain kiwi

    see that greg? THAT’s bad luck. fucking shit.

    • The Troll

      Haha. I don’t know if you’re exclaiming, “fucking shit” or calling Greg a “fucking shit” . . . I hope it was the latter. Or both, so long as the latter has greater emphasis.

      • captain kiwi

        alas, i’m the non-confrontational type. greg hasn’t done anything to warrant me calling him a fucking shit. were i five beers deeper, however…

  • Jeffery meyer

    Whos in Lowe?

    • Ethan

      phelpsie

  • Pasqua

    Midges, trampolines, and bats. Oh, my.

  • Ethan

    hit by a pitch = out, hit by a bat should = out.

    • Winter

      wait what?

  • Eddard

    And this ballgame is probably lost now all because Joe wouldn’t pinch hit for A-Rod when the winning run was on 3rd. We’re just going to run out of good pitchers. Offense can’t do anything. Joe removed his best hitter tonight to PH Raul and now he can’t come back in. Who’s going to get the big hit? Granderson? LOL! Cano? Ha! A-Rod? The whiff.

  • CS Yankee

    I would not choose Joba to be on my dodgeball team.

    Feels like his middle name is “freak injury”.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Fuck whoever broke their bat. Don’t care if it’s bad luck, still his bat.

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

    David Phelps. Time for him to get in on the act of dominating.

  • BigBlueAL

    Twitter says Phelps is in.

  • http://www.twitter.com/tomzig Tom Zig

    We got this. Keep the faith!

  • OMG! Bagels!

    We shouldn’t be in this situation. Joba should not have had to be pitching. This is all on the offense.

  • JLC 776

    This is the unlikeliest series ever.

  • TinoBambino24

    We still got this inning. Weiters can’t run a lick.

  • David N

    Detroit/Oakland is in the 6th. They could legitimately end that game before this one.

  • Dale Mohorcic

    Record for strikeouts by an offensive player in the DS is 11 in 22 PA’s. A-rod has 9 in 18 PA’s. Granderson chasing him with 8 K’s in 16 PA’s.

  • forensic

    Ok Phelps, hope you took all the time you needed to warm. Can’t afford you to not be warm (though you’ll probably already be a little rusty which is no good for your control).

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Settle down Phelps.

  • Robinson Tilapia (I BELIEVE IN PHIL HUGHES!)

    Was off doing dishes. Someday there will be a Broadway play based on all the weird shit that has happened to Joba Chamberlain. Hope he’s OK. I guess I’d be concerned about….a break? Breaks heal, though.

    • OMG! Bagels!

      The many lives of Joba Chamberlain.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Phelps might be nervous… shitty throw over

  • https://twitter.com/#!/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    Even if he does feel fine still the right move to pull him. Can’t rick that elbow getting inflamed.

  • JLC 776

    Let’s go Yankees!!!! C’mon!!!!!

  • Widget

    It’s Lew Ford. get him the hell out.

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

    That has been a strike for the O’s ALL FUCKING NIGHT.

  • Cy Pettitte

    that’s a strike for any O’s pitcher.

    • Defensive Indifference

      All night long.

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    Right down broadway…ball.

  • Hummingbird S.

    most unfair strikezone ever…

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

    Lew Ford.

    This is fucking infuriating.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Ford is on everything Phelps is throwing… dangerous AB

  • The Real Greg

    Why even bother to try when this strikexone is so unfair.

    • CS Yankee

      Grow the fuck up kid

  • captain kiwi

    sweet, gotta get four strikes for ford.

  • HughesPhanInBeantown

    About fucking time

  • Jack

    The strikezone seems amorphous tonight.

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

    Phelps, King Ford and getting him to fly out in the same AB. That’s impressive.

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

      K’ing*

  • forensic

    Now I’m really fucking pissed. I live in the damn desert and now a storm has to come through and knock out my satellite…

    • OMG! Bagels!

      why do you live in the desert and what desert?

      • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

        the dune sea.

      • forensic

        I’m basically in Vegas, so it’s all desert out here.

    • Robinson Tilapia (I BELIEVE IN PHIL HUGHES!)

      Might as well change your name to Joba.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

      If I lived in the middle of no where I would watch the movie The Strangers.

  • JLC 776

    I haven’t watched an ALDS with this kind of live or die tension on every pitch since 1996.

    • Robinson Tilapia (I BELIEVE IN PHIL HUGHES!)

      I might agree with that.

  • captain kiwi

    phelps kinda looks like the rapper krispy kreme…

    • Robinson Tilapia (I BELIEVE IN PHIL HUGHES!)

      Never heard of him. If he looks like David Phelps and goes by the name “Krispy Kreme,” that can’t end well.

      • captain kiwi

        youtube krispy kreme and money maker mike. make sure you’ve had a few drinks.

    • Nice Scheister of Doom
  • JLC 776

    Fuck…. I hate Andino.

    • SavetheJoba

      U hate him? Never forget September 28th. Amen

    • SavetheJoba

      What is up with so much swinging!!!!

  • Winter

    C’mon Phelpsie make your pitch here…

  • Adam

    Great job, young man.

  • David N

    HELLZ YES.

    Now win this thing.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    PHELPS!

  • Total Dominication

    Yeah Phelps!

  • Souter Fell

    Let’s do it for Joba!!!

  • Winter

    YEAH PHELPS!

  • Cy Pettitte

    Phelpsie! great fucking job.

  • Hummingbird S.

    beauty!

  • Robinson Tilapia (I BELIEVE IN PHIL HUGHES!)

    Somehow, the scoreboard just changed to NYY 1, BAL 1, Eddard 1.

  • BJ

    Think Phelps will be asked for multiple innings tonight?

  • JLC 776

    Money!

  • The Next Guy

    Yeah, he’s okay.

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

    Well done, Dave. Time for this fucking game to end.

  • VT Yankee Fan (Phil Phranchise)

    12 Ks in 12 innings for Yankee pitching.

  • Eddard

    Big Game Dave Phelps just gave us another chance to win here. The only question is do they go down on 6 pitches this time or 13?

    • Eddard’s Penis

      Yeah, boss! Everyone calls him Big Game Dave Phelps! Right, boss?

  • Robinson Tilapia (I BELIEVE IN PHIL HUGHES!)

    Dear Yankees,

    I have a 14 month-old who is giving us hell with sleep at night and want to go to the gym at 6:30 AM tomorrow. Get it done this inning.

    Love,
    R-Til

    • Widget

      They never sleep. They are evil creatures.

  • youngmanalex

    man the orioles are just flat out accepting defeat, and we are being little bitches about it.

    • The Real Greg

      Then why aren’t their pitchers throwing batting practice?

  • JLC 776

    END THIS GAME!!!

  • CS Yankee

    It is now uptime for Nunie to get his first PS dinger or Jeter his 21st.

    I’m good either way.

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

    Can we win this before Verlander beats the A’s?!

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    I’m tired. Win now.

    • Robinson Tilapia (I Believe in the 12th Inning)

      +1

      • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

        I got home at 1:30 last night. I’ve been up all day.

  • pistol pete

    Eleven innings and one run, a 200m payroll and 1 run, pathetic.

  • Jimmy

    Verlander in beast mode.

  • David N

    This game is taking years off my lifespan.

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    grandy is due!

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      or not….

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    Gardy next?

  • The Troll

    Hey Mike, since I know you’re a pro with the stat hunting I figured I could ask you this question . . . Is this an historically bad showing for the Yankees in an ALDS?

    • The Troll

      Offensively speaking*

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

      I’d have to dig. I’ll look it up on the next off-day.

      • The Troll

        Gracias.

      • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

        5 run 9th in game one could inflate that.

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

      Offensively? I’d have to think so.

  • Adam

    Mark my words, Yanks will win without Johnson getting into the game…

  • cjc

    please end this series tonight if nothing else to end this fucking broadcast

  • Cy Pettitte

    swung at ball 4 mother fucker.

  • David N

    OH COME ON GRANDY.

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

    3-1, and Kurtis still manages to whiff.

    Against a pitcher with NO command.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Just fucking put Gardner in.

  • Ace

    I think Granderson is blind. Someone help him.

  • forensic

    How nice, satellite comes back in time for me to see Granderson flail away…

    • Robinson Tilapia (I Believe in the 12th Inning)

      Or he was just flailing away the entire time.

      • forensic

        Another name change I see.

        I think it’s reached the point where we all have to think they won’t do it, then it’ll happen. It’s all about the reverse psychology magic…

        Geez, I sound like Greg…

  • Adam

    Granderson looks awful out there.

  • youngmanalex

    that ball rolled over home plate, but that little bitch granderson….

  • Knoxvillain

    Granderson has went from one of my favorite player to my most hated. I never want him to play in a ML game ever again. For any team.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Garner and Chavez on the bench, Granderson and A-Rod still playing.. Girardi is to blame

    • The Real Greg

      And you are going to hell.

      • Knoxvillain

        Did you have a sexual relationship with your father?

      • Robinson Tilapia (I Believe in the 12th Inning)

        Now I’m wishing for someone to make some perverse joke involving binder sodomy, just to spite you.

      • SammySosasBleachingCream

        For pointing out that the manager’s leaving in players who can’t get it done? For not pinch hitting against O’Day? That doesn’t sound like a mortal sin to me.

  • CS Yankee

    KKKKKKKKKurtis, were you worried that Nate looked worse in his last AB?

  • Widget

    OH MY GOD. Please trade him. Please. He’s terrible. I hate Granderson. I never wanted to, but he gave me no choice this season.

    • Ace

      I think there’s a team option for him next year. The Yanks should pick it up and hope for a great contract year. Then let the market decide his value.

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

    Grandy…you’re really right on par with Adam Dunn at this point. Come on man. You used to be much more disciplined than this…

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Adam Dunn without the OBP.

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

    These at bats are absolutely fucking awful.

  • Matt

    You simply can’t afford to play Granderson right now. Ibanez has to play LF with everyone but Hughes on the mound.

  • captain kiwi

    oh grandy… that was just awful…

  • SammySosasBleachingCream

    Curtis is trying so hard for that golden sombrero.

  • David N

    Come on, Cap’. Do something.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Pedro Strop. Lol. Fix this offense Cash.

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    I love the Yankee expanded strike zone.

  • Effthisnoise

    Everone talking about arod, grandy is straight up criminal

  • Widget

    Inexcusable for Granderson to be allowed to play tomorrow.

  • Pat D

    Is it so hard to just string a few hits together?

  • SammySosasBleachingCream

    Grandy’s at-bats make Alex’s look incredibly disciplined.

  • The Troll

    You have to bench Granderson tomorrow (if it comes to that) and I’d personally prefer Chavez over A-Rod. There’s absolutely no excuse now for leaving Grandy in. None.

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

    Even Jeter’s swinging at total shit now.

  • Pat D

    Jeter looked worse than ARod on that pitch.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    Okay that swing should count as two swings. Just horrible.

  • Athenian

    Good grief. There are some horrible AB’s. Granderson should just sit on the bench and stop embarrassing himself.

  • BigBlueAL

    WTF are the Yankee hitters doing??

    • Pat D

      Duh not winning!

    • BigBlueAL

      Guess Jeter was playing possum lol

  • JLC 776

    I’ve never seen two such completely inept offensives in the playoffs. Both teams should just be ashamed.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Yeah but one team spent like 120 million this year on their offense. The other was expected to end in last place.

  • Widget

    Nice swing Jeter. Pathetic. This team is getting smoked tomorrow. The Orioles will have all the momentum.

  • cjc

    Jetes taking lessons from Curtis I see

  • David N

    Winning run on base. Ichiro, it’s your moment.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    So that was the plan.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Can’t watch the game. Satellite and it’s cloudy.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

      Lucky.

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

    Derek Jeter and Nate Mclouth are the only two people in this game that look like Major League hitters.

  • Pat D

    4-0 Tigers. I’m calling that game over.

    • BJ

      Best part is that if we make it to the next round to face them, we may not even have to see Verlander at all.

  • BJ

    Nice hit Cap’n.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    Fuckkk my eyes burn.

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

    Fuck you Reynolds.

  • cjc

    these teams are terrible

  • Pat D

    Alright this game is now fucking insufferable.

  • Pasqua

    This is pathetic. Win or lose, I’m numb.

  • SammySosasBleachingCream

    This offense. This fucking offense. One measly RBI groundout in 12 innings. God, even if they advance I can’t imagine what they’ll do against the Tigers.
    But then, I heard you can’t predict baseball.

  • forensic

    I still don’t understand. Why the ‘wow, wow’ at plays by Reynolds? All these plays are basically just him falling on the damn ball because he’s an unathletic terrible defender.

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

    1.80 R/G, now.

    Keeps on finding ways to get lower.

  • BigBlueAL

    With the way these hitters are going for both teams I predict a Verlander No-Hitter in Game 3 of the ALCS.

  • Dela G

    when the fuck did mark reynolds look like marky T on defense?? he was a butcher last year at 3rd base

  • Eddard

    My lineup for next inning-

    Cano
    Chavez
    Swisher(He’s almost got a few out of the park)
    Martin
    Gardner

    That gives us our best chance to win. I’m sick of watching the same guys go up there in big spots and strike out. Alex and Granderson should not be playing.