ALDS Game One Thread: Yankees @ Orioles

Orioles' Strength: Protecting the Extra Base
ALDS Game One Spillover Thread

There are a lot of parallels between this year and 1996, isn’t there? The Yankees and Orioles finished one-two in the division that year, but the Bombers had a double-digit lead at midseason and nearly blew it in September, just like this season. The two clubs met in the ALCS that year, but the new rules allow them to meet in the ALDS this season even though they own the two best records in the circuit. That’s the reward for finishing the best record in the AL I guess, opening the series on the road against the second best team in the league.

Anyway, the weather in Baltimore is not great. It’s been raining on-and-off all day, but there appears to be enough of a window to get the game in tonight. After the suspended game nonsense last year, I really hope they’re 100% certain they’ll get the entire game in tonight before having the pitchers warm up and everything. I’d rather not see the Yankees and CC Sabathia go through that again. Here are the starting lineups…

New York Yankees
SS Derek Jeter
LF Ichiro Suzuki
3B Alex Rodriguez
2B Robinson Cano
RF Nick Swisher
1B Mark Teixeira
CF Curtis Granderson
Russell Martin
DH Raul Ibanez

CC Sabathia (15-6, 3.38)

Baltimore Orioles
LF Nate McLouth
SS J.J. Hardy
CF Adam Jones
C  Matt Wieters
1B Mark Reynolds
DH Chris Davis
RF Lew Ford
3B Manny Machado
2B Robert Andino

Jason Hammel (8-6, 3.43)

Tonight’s game is scheduled to start at 6:07pm ET and can be seen on TBS. If the Nationals and Cardinals are still playing, the start of this game will air on TNT instead. No word on whether there will be any kind of delay just yet. Enjoy the game.

Update (5:53pm ET): The game is officially in a rain delay and no start time has been announced. Stay tuned for updates.

Update (7:30pm ET): Just so you don’t think I’ve been ignoring things, a start time still has not been announced. Better get settled in, it might be a long night.

Update (8:02pm ET): The game is scheduled to start at approximately 8:40pm ET. Better late than never, I suppose.

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Orioles' Strength: Protecting the Extra Base
ALDS Game One Spillover Thread
  • The Real Greg

    Couple of observations:

    1. Ton of K’s and RISPfail so far in this postseason. Runners are being left on left and right.

    2. A lot of errors so far.

    3. Road team in the 2-3 format so far? 1-2 (could be 1-3 if the Nationals/Cardinals score holds)

    • 28 this year

      Well to number 1, you hav enothing but aces and the top relievers pitching so naturally, Ks and RISPfails are going to occur more often.

      • The Real Greg

        That explains the K’s but runners are being put in on via hits and walks which leads to large amount of RISPfail.

        • Mike N

          The Cards scored their two runs without getting a hit.

          • The Real Greg

            Sac fly and WP, I know.

    • Jerry

      It’s just luck.

  • 28 this year

    Go Yanks! If the postseason ends similarly to 1996, I would happy :D

  • Mike N

    So excited for post-season baseball! I am feeling really good about the Yanks’ chances this year, having ended the season on such an awesome run the last month of games.

    • Laz

      I think their biggest competition will be detroit

  • Get Phelps Up

    Will they lose the off day if this game is postponed?

    • Mike N

      I would assume so. The only other option is a double-header, which seems like a much worse option logistically.

    • EricVA

      Pretty sure that’s the case, since the ALCS is scheduled to start the day after game 5 of the ALDS. They won’t push the ALCS due to TV.

      • Get Phelps Up

        Then I really hope they could get this one in. It would be pretty bad to potentially not have an off day until after Game 2 of the ALCS.

  • Mike N

    Good decision to put Teix in the #6 slot. Hopefully he finds his swing pretty quickly!

  • jim p

    And if you don’t have TNT? No game for you?

    • The Real Greg

      If you don’t have TNT, then you probably don’t have cable.

      • jim p

        Oops. Reply fail. Basic cable gives you TBS, but not TNT. So no option to watch?

        • Josh

          basic cable gives you both….

          • Michael

            Any online streams to watch the Yankees. Not mlb.tv, I had a link for NBA games but they don’t stream MLB games. If anyone has a link, please share!

          • jim p

            Nope. Not Time-Warner in NYC.

            • forensic

              All the channel guides I’ve seen for Time Warner in NY (one was for manhattan) included both. They’re basically the same channel, so there’s no reason you should have one and not the other.

              • jim p

                The reason would be when I click my remote to go to the TNT channel, my tv goes from the thing I am watching on TBS to a message on TNT which reads “To receive this channel call…” and then they give the number you call to buy the next higher priced bundle. Which I find pretty danged convincing, whatever channel guides might say.

                Now, I do get Turner Movie Channel with my service, so if they were moving the games over there, no problem. To TNT, nope.

  • RkyMtnYank

    Finally game 1, seems like an eternity!

  • jim p

    I have basic cable, which gives TBS, but not TNT. The question remains, no option to watch the game then?

    • Get Phelps Up

      It will go back to TBS after the Nationals/Cards game is finished.

    • The Real Greg

      I guess not. Use MLB Gameday if you have Internet.

      • The Real Greg

        Until the Nats/Cards game ends.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        ” if you have Internet”

        Ummm, how would he be posting here otherwise?

    • RkyMtnYank

      Games on TBS here.

    • EricVA

      I don’t have cable at all. I bought MLB postseason TV for $5. It’s kinda strange, but it’s still coverage of the game.

      • jim p

        Thanks. That’s useful.

      • Mike N

        This is the silent video feed?

        • EricVA

          No it’s all the camera feeds, but they sync the broadcast audio. You can choose the camera feed but it’s like being in the broadcast truck. No editing, no graphics. Just what the camera sees.

          • Mike N

            Weird. It’s $5 for the entire post-season and no blackouts?

            • EricVA

              Yeah anything on TBS. So, all of the DS and the ALCS.

    • Mike N

      If the NL game goes long, then yes. Although it is looking more likely that the Yanks game will be delayed: they just put the tarp on the infield.

  • Cy Pettitte

    that Bronson Arroyo commercial is the worst thing I’ve ever seen

  • Eddard reboot v.1.0

    Look at that lineup. They should be able to win behind their ace. Detroit won with their ace and their #2 and now they’re sitting pretty. We must counter. If they can’t get at least one in Baltimore then the series swings heavily in favor of the Yanks.

  • Jake23

    The MLB.TV is really weird. It won’t let me play it at all on my computer citing the blackout, but on my phone, it lets me see the game, but not the live telecast. I get like 15 different angles, but not the actual telecast. So the only way to follow is by watching on my phone with quad view, since that is the only one that syncs with the main telecast camera. All the other angles don’t switch when there is play. I don’t know how they did it, but mlb found a way to screw up a simple thing as online streaming. Ugh.

  • RkyMtnYank

    So why don’t they swap Tex and Granderson so Grandy is between the two switch hitters? I’d certainly rather see Curtis up before Tex at this point anyway.

  • Mike HC

    16 years later and the O’s still have to deal with Jeter and Pettitte. Unbelievable. Mo should still been here too.

  • jjyank

    Question: I do have TNT, but they are showing Law & Order currently. Am I on the right TNT? I’m on HD, so it technically says TNTHD. I assume that’s right. Am I wrong, or have they just not started airing anything for another 10 minutes or so?

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      They probably won’t start airing anything until right before the game starts (which is delayed). The Nat’s game may be over before the Yankee game starts anyways.

      • jjyank

        Thanks. I posted this before I knew it was delayed. Gonna play some xbox for the time being, but I assume between frequent refreshes here, and having another tab open to the LoHud chat, I’ll know what’s going on.

  • Cy Pettitte

    The start of the Yankees-Orioles game has officially been delayed. No word on a start time yet.

    booo.

    • Mike N

      Looks from the radar that it should be brief.

    • Laz

      It’s good for me. I can’t get tnt video, only tbs.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Aren’t Thome and O’Day the only Orioles with playoff exp?

    • Mike HC

      Nclouth, Reynolds and Hardy do too, at the least

      • The Real Greg

        Tommy Hunter as well.

        • Get Phelps Up

          Ayala and Hammel too. More than I realized.

          • The Real Greg

            Yeah the A’s are more the young upstart team. The Orioles are Island of Misfit Toys team.

    • forensic

      They all have playoff experience…

      From two days ago. :-)

      • Get Phelps Up

        That is true…the one game playoff strikes again.

  • Anthony

    Lets go Yanks!

  • The Real Greg

    By the way, more RISPfail. Cards had bases loaded no out. Force out at home and then a double play.

  • Ivan

    Iight lift off gentlemen…LETS GO NY YANKKES!!!

  • Joe

    Why is swisher behind cano. Does joe not want cano to bat with risp.

    • The Real Greg

      Who’s going to bat behind him? I don’t see anybody in the rest of that lineup that would make pitchers try to throw strikes at Cano.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        Exactly. With Swisher being hot, he’s probably the best protection Cano’s going to get right now.

      • Joe

        Have you seen swishers numbers in the playoffs?

        • The Real Greg

          You still haven’t answered the question

        • Need Pitching & Hitting

          He’s been hot lately. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

        • jjyank

          His numbers this year, and in the last few weeks, are far more important than a few numbers spread across three years. You set your line up to be the best today, based off most recent events.

          • YeeSawn

            Joe’s right..get him off the roster I’d much rather see Andruw’s presents out there.

            • Need Pitching & Hitting

              Glad you’re not managing.

              • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

                They trollin’ you hatin’ tryna catch’em riding dirty…

                • jjyank

                  You’re new here, Joe. And by “Joe”, I mean not the crazy one. It goes like this:

                  “They see my trollin’….they hatin’….tryin’ to catch me trollin’ dirty!”

                  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

                    Dammit. Rookie mistake. I actually attempted to be clever there. Didn’t know it was a thing.

                    • jjyank

                      Not a common thing, but it’s been used a few times before :P

            • jjyank

              That’s crazy, crazy, crazy talk. Swisher has done well this year, and especially in the last month or so. Andruw has done nothing. Like nothing, at all.

              This has to be the first time I’ve seen someone advocate Swisher being left off the roster in favor of Jones. Can I have a glass of whatever it is you’re drinking, please?

            • Get Phelps Up

              I’d rather have CC hit than Andruw.

        • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

          .083 AVG at Camden this year. But that doesn’t mean he shouldn’t be on our roster.

          • YeeSawn

            The fact is, he’s a better option behind cano than a banged-up texy or an all-or-nothing grandy, and there really isn’t anyone else to consider other than those guys

    • forensic

      Well, given Cano’s numbers with RISP over the course of the season…

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    Are we playing now?

  • YeeSawn

    LEW FORD IS STILL IN THE BIG LEAGUES?????????

    • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

      You didn’t witness him get his first hit in years off us earlier this season then.

      • The Real Greg

        And when he hit 2 homers off of us in a game

        • forensic

          You’re right, he didn’t witness that…

          Because it didn’t happen.

          • The Real Greg

            You’re right. He hit homers in back to back games against the White Sox. My bad

      • YeeSawn

        shit i must have..did you know he finished tied for 24th in AL MVP voting in ’04??

  • forensic

    Screw you rain. It’s already been 4 days, we don’t need to drag this out any longer. Like listening to their announcing crew isn’t going to be painful enough, this is just adding to it.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

      Please no Ernie Johnson. His HR call on Teixeira in 2010 was horribly monotone.

  • Eddard reboot v.1.0

    Davy Johnson pulled a Girardi, bunting with 1st and 3rd and no outs. Actually, I don’t even think Girardi would do that. Awful, awful bunt costing them an out. You could hit a DP and tie the ballgame! Swing that bat. I hate NL style baseball.

    • The Real Greg

      Yeah, Girardi wouldn’t have done that.

  • WHIPunk

    whats the forecast for the game? are we going to get it in?

    • forensic

      They’ve all been saying there should be no problem getting the game in.

      Of course an hour ago they were saying there should be no delay…

    • Mike N

      Game will definitely be played tonight. There is a line of rain that is moving through.

  • The Real Greg

    Finally! a big hit with RISP. Todd Moore with a 2 run single to give the Nats the lead

    • The Real Greg

      *Tyler Moore

    • Max

      Tyler*

    • VT Yankee Fan

      Let’s go Les Expos!

  • The Real Greg

    Another error…

  • The Real Greg

    This rain delay could actually help us greatly. A guy who hasn’t pitched in a game for 2-3 weeks with an injury having to go out on a cold wet night.

    • Mike N

      Sounds good to me!

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    Can we play? I’m bored.

    • Mike N

      srsly

  • Professor Longnose

    Hello, everybody. Predictions for today’s game?

    • Eddard reboot v.1.0

      Yanks win 6-2 behind their ace and the best lineup in baseball.

      • Professor Longnose

        Great. Sounds like a nice, easy win.

    • forensic

      Bad announcing.

      Way too many shots of Buck in the dugout.

      At least one K for Grandy.

      Pointless boos for Tex.

      • Professor Longnose

        Replays of the Jeffrey Meier catch?

        • YeeSawn

          probably mix in a replay of Crawford dropping that Andino line drive too

    • Get Phelps Up

      http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/.....=270822201

      Except it will be the Yankees winning. ;)

      • Professor Longnose

        I remember that game being on the back page in a local paper. Crazy.

    • Rocky Road Redemption

      5-3 Yankees, A-Rod goes 3 for five and brings in the insurance run. Go ahead run is on a base hit by Jeet.

      • JLC 776

        If A-Rod starts to get into a groove, look out. Guy is the streakiest hitter I think we’ve ever had.

        • forensic

          I think there are more streaky guys on the team right now, much less ever. Just look at Cano. Even Tex could qualify as more streaky.

        • Rocky Road Redemption

          Nah, I’d have to say Cano. Dude is either hitless for 20 ABs or hitting six hundred over 20 ABs with 5 HRs.

        • MannyGeee

          Cano and its not particularly close. Also, Nick Swisher says hi

  • Michael

    Are there any internet streams for the Yankees-Orioles game? I don’t want to listen only to 98.7FM radio……

  • tony

    Anyone else really nervous? this always happens to me

  • Captain_Turbo

    Freaking towel-wavers.

    • YeeSawn

      im so grateful to follow an organization that refuses to give into playoff towels or thunder sticks or whatever the fuck theyre called

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    WOW, I am sooooooo lucky. I figured for a playoff game the game wasn’t starting until 8 minimum. When I saw the time on here I nearly had a heart attack. Go rain delay.

  • forensic

    Boy is this irritating. It better be really raining out there. Not just some little drizzle or mist.

    • Professor Longnose

      They showed it a couple times on the NL game. Looked like real rain, though I wasn’t really paying attention.

      • forensic

        They just showed it. It is coming down pretty good, but this still really blows.

  • The Real Greg

    Nats win 3-2

  • Mick taylor

    Can someone explain to me why the yanks allow arid to tutor machado? So he can play better against the yanks. If I were Hank Steinbrenner I would only allow Yankee players to work out and help yank players

    • Get Phelps Up

      “arid” didn’t help train anyone.

      • Tom

        Why in the world?

    • Mike N

      Players have contracts with the teams they play for and the teams cannot “only allow” them to do anything unless it is covered in the contract. You think A-Rod’s agent would have allowed him to sign a contract that permitted the Yanks to have veto power on who he works out with?

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        There’s a joke about A-Rod’s contract here to make somewhere. I just don’t have the energy.

      • dkidd

        replace “a-rod’s agent” with “hank” and “veto power on who he works out with?” with “payroll flexibility?”

    • Grit for Brains

      In season I think you are right but offseason if guys are friends and want to train together, I don’t really think you can stop them.

  • WHIPunk

    i thought people were saying the rain wasn’t supposed to last long? looks like its pouring like mother f’er, I wouldn’t be surprised if the game didn’t start till 8 15, considering how long they take to prep the field after the tarp comes off

    • Grit for Brains

      I think 8:15-8:30 is a pretty good guess just from looking at weather.com

  • Mike N

    We are gonna go out for a quick dinner at our local bistro, assuming that it’s gonna be at least an hour before the game starts.

  • Rocky Road Redemption

    I am so psyched for this shit. Gonna be a great night. Late start doesn’t bother me since I got the time wrong and figured it would be starting late anyway.

  • dkidd

    as crappy as it was to watch them lose a 10-game lead, i think i appreciate being in the playoffs a little more this year

    #whyeveryonehatesus

    • Rocky Road Redemption

      Yeah, really. Let alone win the division!

    • Professor Longnose

      Yes, that’s true. And I like them being hot going into the playoffs, rather than watching three weeks of Girardi resting everybody.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    We going to play or not?

    • CountryClub

      There’s only a 10% chance of rain after 8pm. If you add in the time to get the field in shape, I’m guessing a start time between 8:30 & 9.

  • Kevin G.

    None if this would have happened if the team with the best record actually had home field advantage. More reasons to hate Bud Selig.

    /sarcasm
    /kinda

  • The Real Greg

    Is Matt Holliday seriously whining about starting in the afternoon?

    • Professor Longnose

      Didn’t Adrian Gonzalez whine about something like that?

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        Josh Hamilton did at one point, that’s certain.

      • EricVA

        He complained that the Sox were playing too many Sunday night games and then had to travel to play on Monday.

      • forensic

        What hasn’t Adrian Gonzalez whined about? Second biggest excuse maker in baseball.

        • MannyGeee

          second to…?

          • forensic

            The aforementioned Josh Hamilton.

            • MannyGeee

              got cha… I was thinking Youk, but I feel ya on the Hamilton thing

              • forensic

                On the field bitching about calls and stuff, Youk could be up there.

                But I’m mainly talking making excuses for everything that has ever happened off the field. No one comes close to Hamilton.

      • JLC 776

        The Phillies bitched about every afternoon game they had to play.

  • YeeSawn

    Hammel’s back should be tightening up nicely right now

    • forensic

      He had a knee injury, not a back injury.

      And if either starter is going to have a back issue, it’d be more like the 6’7″, 300 lb guy for the Yankees.

      • YeeSawn

        Shit, the RAB fact checkers are all over it today, my bad. Here’s to hoping that moisture/sitting for long periods of time advrsely affects loose cartilage in the knee

        • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

          How about hoping to beat the O’s straight up instead of depending on injuries to them as being the key?

          • YeeSawn

            Too morally inclined for me, but I see where youre comin from

          • YeeSawn

            Plus, nothing about the playoffs is “straight up”, its entirely a crap shoot and, for that reason, i’ll take every advantage the yanks can possibly get.

            • The Real Greg

              Exactly.

  • Hall and Nokes

    From that weather map (and my keen meteorological eye) I think we’re looking at another hour here. The one thing I liked about the 6:00 start is I would have a little more time to get my blood pressure down before sleeping tonight after we lose in extras. Damn.

  • Patrick

    WHen. Will. This. Game. Start.

    • CountryClub

      8:30ish

      • Patrick

        Do y official information?

  • M&M Boys

    Weather Channel says rain should stop in Balt. by 8:15 and it will be 52 degrees at 9 pm.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Damn Netflix. They sucked me in with having all seasons of “24.”

    • MannyGeee

      worth every penny. Jack Bauer is a national treasure. about 1/2 way through the final season. 24 runs neck and neck with The Wire for the most compelling series I’ve ever seen.

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        I’m not gonna lie, I’m in Jack Bauer mode. And it’s tough for me to keep switching the receiver to check for start time updates.

        • MannyGeee

          8:40. plenty of time to wrap another episode…

  • Mick taylor

    Can someone tell me why a rod tutors machado in the offseason . So he can get better and help beat the yanks. If I were Hank Steinbrenner I would not allow yank players to help opposing players get better. And certainly not one i’ m paying 27 million a year. How about a rod mentoring melky Mesa instead

    • The Real Greg

      Why is Machado looking to ARod? Machado should be looking at either Cal or Brooks.

      • forensic

        Because he’s from Miami.

      • Knoxvillain

        Why not? A-Rod is better than both of them.

        • YeeSawn

          300/384/560 vs. 276/340/447…….hmmm

    • YeeSawn

      It’s been like 5 years since hating on AROD was cool. Wake up or shut up

    • Sam

      Boo hoo Mick.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Raining in St. Pete, raining where the Yankees are.

    Happens every time.

  • Eddard reboot v.1.0

    If it ain’t raining anymore then take the damn tarp off and announce a start time. Let’s go! I can’t wait for this series to start.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    I hate my step dad, he’s such a jerk.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    What should I expect from a Red Sox fan?

    • Dan6767

      Plenty of Fried Chicken and Beer.

      • MannyGeee

        and irrational thoughts, dropped “R’s”, and usually a dog named ‘Brady’ or ‘Beckett’ (I know of 5 such dogs… )

  • Hall and Nokes

    I can’t decide how liquored up I want to get for this. I wish CC would tell me if he has it tonight.

  • MannyGeee

    this sucks ass. I am over this. I don NOT want to watch Big Bang Theory, I want to watch baseball!!!!!!!

    • MannyGeee

      That said, if you would rather not watch the Big Bang Theory, there is a documentary on Animal Planet on Pablo Escobars Hippos that apparantly are running amuck still today in Colombia. It seems that the hippos still attack locals and stuff.

      I wish I was making this up.

      • forensic

        We’re just catching up on some DVR stuff. Got plenty stored up to tide us over.

        Still sucks though, the game should be well in hand for the Yanks by now…

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        i saw that! I watched that a few years back.

        Cool stuff

        • MannyGeee

          my kid (2 yrs) is really into it, I am not going to mention to him that the hippos are eating calfs and reproducing like bunnies.

          Escobar’s ranch has the largest population of hippos outside of Africa. You read it right, Africa is #1; Escobar’s ranch is #2

  • The Real Greg

    Being told that 8:40 is first pitch

  • RBC

    TBS just had a scroll – 8:40pm is when the game starts

  • RBC

    And just when I was hoping that the game would end by the time Boardwalk Empire started… bummer!

  • Dan6767

    8:40 first pitch. Leggo

  • oldmanalex

    aright its almost show time. getting that henny out woohoo.

  • Alkaline

    Just got back. So glad the game got delayed so I could actually watch it!

  • MannyGeee

    gonna be a long night…. come on game time!

  • MannyGeee

    also, fuck the new playoff system. no good reason to start in Baltimore this series…

  • Hall and Nokes

    I’m glad Bo Dietl finally cracked the case of where Subway cuts its meat.

  • YeeSawn

    Rollin a bleez for the 1st pitch..yankee playoff baseball, west coast transplant stylieee

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    Finally baseball time!!!

  • Alkaline

    Here we go!

  • Get Phelps Up

    TBS gives what will be their most watched series their worst announcers…smh.

    • Chris

      The goddamn NBA on TNT host and the heart of the Orioles’ franchise are announcing….nuff said. The announcing and puckering up is gonna be brutal.

    • MannyGeee

      only people they can trick into actually spenging time in Baltimore.

  • Cy Pettitte

    this has gotta be the most biased announcing crew I’ve ever seen.

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      I’m going to say this with trying to sound as nice as possible, the play by play guy sounds like he might have a mental deficiency.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    I was going to take a nap at 5:00, but didn’t because I knew I would sleep past first pitch.

    Now I’m feeling the results of not taking the nap. Here comes lot of soda.

    Also the anxiety of this game will keep me up!

    LETS GO YANKEES!

  • Eddard reboot v.1.0

    Cal shouldn’t be calling Orioles games. There’s no Yankee great in that booth. Smoltz is just awful. And Ernie is best when he’s in the studio with Kenny and Charles. He’s not a good PBP guy. Can’t believe this is TBS’s A crew.

    • MannyGeee

      Boomer is back at the studio though, so thats something

    • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

      Ron Darling isn’t there too is he? I hate this crew. We draw it every ALDS too. Dammit TBS.

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

    What is the over under on Jeffrey Maier references?

    • Laz

      50

      • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

        Is that for the series? Or the game? either way it feels a little low.

  • MannyGeee

    wow, does Craig Sager make Joe Torre look like a GQ model or what?

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

    Ernie Johnson should be DJing some late night radio show somewhere. Terrible voice.

  • Captain_Turbo

    How many ’04 Red Sox references will there be?

    • The Real Greg

      None because the Sox aren’t there.

      • Captain_Turbo

        That won’t stop the announcers. You wait. I’m betting Smoltz puts it out there first.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    <3 Torre.

  • The Real Greg

    Let’s go forth, and may God help us all

  • JobaWockeeZ

    This is actually a good order.

  • MannyGeee

    big night for the Dark Lord, calling it now.

  • Get Phelps Up

    I’m so glad the Yankees don’t have a mascot or give their fans rally towels.

  • Captain_Turbo

    Freaking O’s fans waving freaking towels.

    • VT Yankee Fan

      Is there a college football game going on?

  • Hall and Nokes

    Remember when we went into Camden and won 3 straight in 1996? That was awesome.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Go get em Yankees.

    Our year!

  • Mike HC

    Cal Ripken openly rooting for the Orioles all game probably won’t be annoying or anything

  • forensic

    Finally, play ball! Lets go Yanks!!!

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    I really hope Hammel blows up in the first or second. For two reasons: one it’ll go a long way towards winning the game and series and two so that “it’s not an issue” they’re going on about now will turn into “well we can’t blame…it’s the knee brace.”

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    Cap’n!

  • Winter

    There’s a good start!

  • Hall and Nokes

    Wow. Awful setup with Randazzo behind the plate and Angel Hernandez in the building.

    • alittleblackegg

      How did those guys make the postseason crew? Ugh.

  • jjyank

    Slightly late, but LET’S DO THIS!

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    Surprised Ichiro didn’t crush that.

  • Winter

    Buck Showalter counter: 1

  • forensic

    An early lead sure would be nice to shut up the crowd a bit.

    • The Real Greg

      THERE WE GO

    • forensic

      Thank you for listening Ichiroooooooo!!!!!

  • MannyGeee

    “thanks Buck” sweatshirt behind the LHH batters box…. almost worse than the “antlers” & “claw” t shirts from Texas.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    I’d send Jeter here, set an aggressive tone early. Plus Ichiro loves to swing but doesn’t K

    I was right!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    ICHIRO! epic start.

  • Eddard reboot v.1.0

    BEST TRADE CASHMAN EVER MADE! CLUTCH HITTER!

  • jjyank

    HAHA HELL YES!

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    CLUTCHIRO.

  • Captain_Turbo

    First blood!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Good shit Ichiro.

  • WHIPunk

    Ichiro baby!!!!!!!!! Lets do this shit

  • MannyGeee

    Ichiro!!!

  • Get Phelps Up

    I remember when I was at Safeco the day Ichiro was traded. That was awesome.

  • Cy Pettitte

    what the fuck was that

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    Dumb move there Ichiro…

  • WHIPunk

    Oh come on, what the hell was he doing running right there, you dont make the first or last out at third

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    Oh what the hell. STEALING THERE?!

  • Eddard reboot v.1.0

    Idiotic. Absolutely idiotic, Girardi, with your 3-4-5 hitters up.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      I guarantee Girardi didn’t call that.

      • jjyank

        Yup.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Girardi didn’t call that

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Well that was fucking dumb.

  • jjyank

    Shit Ichi. Love the aggressiveness, but you were already in scoring position…

    • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

      I’m surprised he did that. I thought it was a called thing because Ichiro isn’t stupid.

  • forensic

    Well, that was extremely unnecessary.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    Even worse, ALEX BUNTING? Fire Girardi right there.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      I bet neither was called by Girardi.

      • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

        Ah, probably right. I’m not rational in the playoffs. I get easily mad. Anxiety is high.

    • ArchStanton

      I think A-Rod saw him running and did that bunt as a decoy.

  • MannyGeee

    Ichiro giveth, Ichiro taketh…

  • The Real Greg

    I don’t know if Girardi called that himself.

  • Andy

    I don’t think anyone could explain any possibility where that would be a smart decision

  • Hall and Nokes

    Thoughtful of Ichiro to remove the RISP situation

    • pop

      ha ha lol

  • Ivan

    Ichiro gives n takes away.

  • Winter

    You’re shitting me.

  • Patrick

    Yeah why was Ichiro stealing on Weiters??

  • Nikhil

    Can anyone tell me whether Postseason.tv is blackout in the Washington D.C. area?

    • Total Dominication

      It’s not blacked out anywhere.

      • Ethan

        But it’s not normal feed (as far as i can tell). It’s just complimentary feeds.

  • Effthisnoise

    All that momentum just gone

  • MannyGeee

    A Rod frozen there… I remember when he’d hit that a long long long way from the plate.

    • Monterowasdinero

      Guess hitter now.

  • Dela G

    Wow who the hell called that

  • Jerry

    I really hate how Ichiro kills rallies with failed base-stealing attempts that seem to be initiated by him, not Girardi. (He did this a during his really hot streak, too — he would get on base and then screw it up by getting caught stealing when it was a terrible strategic choice.)

  • Get Phelps Up

    Fans of teams that haven’t been in the playoffs in forever are the worst.

    • Captain_Turbo

      I was thinking the same thing. They cheered the first out like it was the ninth inning.

    • Holy Ghost

      They should be psyched about their team. It’s a big F’in deal.

      Some Yankee fans are too spoiled these days. I’m old enough to remember when the Yankees weren’t in the playoffs every year.

      • Get Phelps Up

        Chanting “steroids” with ARod up and “Yankees suck” with Cano up…That’s not being psyched about their team.

        • Holy Ghost

          Get over it bro. It’s an away game.

    • AnthonyD

      Huh? This crowd is great

  • ArchStanton

    Amazing how I went from in love with Ichiro to pissed off at him in about two seconds there!

  • Karl Krawfid

    What in the hell was Ichiro doing?

  • Winter

    Buck Showalters in Top 1: 3

  • Dan

    Can’t make the first out at third. But I’ll take the run.

  • forensic

    That was a much less exciting inning than it should’ve been…

  • jjyank

    Alright. Stupid decision to steal aside, a pretty good start. CC already has a run to work with. Keep it rolling, big man.

  • The Real Greg

    If they hadn’t knocked in a run, that would have been a lot more frustrating.

    But we have a lead.

  • MannyGeee

    bad turn on a great start, that should have been a crooked number being hung on that frame.

    • The Real Greg

      Fallacy….

      • Winter

        What are you talking about.

        If Ichiro hadn’t been caught stealing, Yankees were guaranteed at least 6 or 7 runs.

        /sarcasm

      • Get Phelps Up

        FALLACY

        • jjyank

          See, Greg, THAT’s how it’s done.

          • The Real Greg

            DAMN RIGHT

      • forensic

        Oh good, this has started early…

    • JLC 776

      A runner on first with no one out is not a guaranteed run. I hate running on Weiters, but I like putting pressure on teams.

      • JLC 776

        Whoops, didn’t realize he was on second. Yeah, stupid.

  • Ivan

    Lets go CC!!!

  • Monterowasdinero

    Ichiro knew his best chance of scoring with ARod up was a wp?

  • Pat D

    Glad to see that the crowd is full of douches. But like someone said up above, they haven’t been in the playoffs in forever, so that’s to be expected.

    • VT Yankee Fan

      They haven’t attended many games in the last 15 years either.

      • MannyGeee

        “Wow… I didnt know we still had a team in Cleveland Baltimire…”

        “yeah, we get uniforms and everything!”

        – from “Major League”, but fitting

    • Captain_Turbo

      I can forgive everything but the stupid towels.

    • AnthonyD

      You think their crowd has more deuches than ours? At least they’re excited and aren’t apathetic / absent

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    That’s the start we need big fella.

  • forensic

    Ok, CC. Time to turn around your issues against the O’s from this year and some of your postseason issues.

    • forensic

      That’s a very nice way to start it off.

  • Winter

    According to TBS I’m on a first name basis with CC.

  • oldmanalex

    cc sabathia pounding the zone.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Do that 8 more times, CC.

  • The Real Greg

    Good job CC

  • Karl Krawfid

    omg 1-2-3 inning

  • jjyank

    Shut down inning. ‘Atta boy, CC. Keep the pressure on!

  • Cy Pettitte

    great (shutdown) first inning by CC.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Nice and easy shutdown inning. Keep those coming big fella.

  • JLC 776

    Whenever CC pitches well, this clip gets stuck in my head:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLquuVFa2jo

    • jjyank

      +100000

      I love this movie.

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      Mallrats, one of my favorite flicks, probably Smith’s 3rd best.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    7 pitches, 3outs, no hard contact CC’s on early. Let’s get him a couple more runs and I’ll feel really good about this game.

  • goterpsgo

    Thank you CC!!!

  • MannyGeee

    wow. great inning defensively. Jeter is a god amongst men

    • Captain_Turbo

      and centaurs…

  • Monterowasdinero

    CC with good changeup and fb control.

    Good omen.

  • Jerry

    I would say that’s a promising start for CC.

  • forensic

    It’s going to be very difficult to survive the commercial breaks of this game with what is sure to be about a million political commercials.

    • Mike N

      Not in NY!

  • Mike N

    Got home just in time to see Ichiro’s RBI hit and baserunning bravado.

  • JLC 776

    I love me a leadoff walk!

  • Get Phelps Up

    Does Garbage Time exist in the post season??

  • The Real Greg

    Hammel has no command early

  • oldmanalex

    man i wish tex would just carry the team this series and shut those mofos up. they need to get over it.

  • Cy Pettitte

    I can’t believe booing Teix is still a thing. “booooo you took more money to go to a better team booooo”

    • Winter

      Didn’t you know that all players should want to play near where they grow up, and anyone who doesn’t is a greedy bastard?

  • Monterowasdinero

    Swish walks before I could call a 3-1 fb HR

  • MannyGeee

    sending a Tex message? Please do…

  • Jerry

    I understand that “rights” junk means postseason.tv can’t have the real video feed, but can’t MLB at least stick the score/runners on/outs/pitch count in there? (You can get runners on, but not when in fullscreen mode.) A disappointing product. Too bad the alternative streams are all messed up by rain delay…

  • jjyank

    Hahaha so who just saw the fan with the “Jeffery Maier Revenge” sign. Seriously? Get over it, Orioles fans. That was 16 years ago…

    • goterpsgo

      0’s fans are total losers. That sign annoyed me.

    • Get Phelps Up

      Haven’t you heard? that one ball that MAY have been caught was the sole reason for the Orioles losing that series.

      • Pete

        And all the terrible decisions by ownership in the last 16 years, apparently…

    • JLC 776

      Can I carry a ‘Buck Showalter 1995 Revenge’ sign on Wednesday?

      And are O’s fans still booing Tex crazily with every AB, or have they forgotten that stupid practice?

      • Brian S.

        Carry a “Disrespect Flanny” sign on Wednesday.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    The Yankees are weak against the curve? that’s news to me. I thought we couldn’t hit a changeup lol

    • The Real Greg

      That’s what I said. Smoltz, its the change

  • MannyGeee

    Tex’s timing is still waaaay off…

  • Chilango Adoptivo

    how did they score in the 1st?

    • goterpsgo

      Ichiro hit a gapper to center left; Jeter scored from 1st.

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      Leadoff single by Derek, doubled in by Ichiro. Ichiro then got caught stealing third with no outs, Alex K’d and Robbie popped out to right.

    • MannyGeee

      Jeter seeing eye single past 2B, Ichiro double into the gap. Followed by a failed SB attempt on the next pitch…

    • goterpsgo

      Hammel’s pitch count is @ 36. At this rate he won’t last very long. I know their bullpen has been a “strength”, but the more people they have to use the better.

  • G

    I clicked “Block all pop-ups” but it still happened. Dammit Tex… oh well happens.

    • VT Yankee Fan

      You win the internet, sir.

    • Pete

      But the Orioles *did* block it.

    • Captain_Turbo

      Switch to Firefox.

  • forensic

    Gotta hope Tex doesn’t do too much harm to the Yanks chances. He had several pitches he should’ve demolished that AB. Not looking good for him.

  • alittleblackegg

    Hammel’s breaking pitches aren’t fooling anyone right now… We got to get this guy before he settles down.

  • Pat D

    What the fuck is this? Mark Reynolds is supposed to be a horrible defender.

    • Captain_Turbo

      All players gain superpowers when they face us. Look at Ciriaco.

  • Get Phelps Up

    It was nice when Mark Reynolds was a terrible defender.

    • The Real Greg

      He was a terrible defender…at third base.
      Even when he was with the D-backs, he was a better fielder playing first

      • Tom

        Mark Reynolds at 1st base:

        UZR/150 = -15 (career)
        DRS = -11

        Not sure how that is much better.

        • The Real Greg

          Fielding percentage:

          Career: .928 at third base
          .990 at first base

          • The Real Greg

            Of course, he’s played 1st base less, but even when he got to play first base for the D-Backs, he played better than at 1st base.

          • The Real Greg

            Of course, he’s played 1st base less, but even when he got to play first base for the D-Backs, he played better than at 1st base.

            • The Real Greg

              3rd base, I meant

          • Tom

            Fielding percentage? You’re kidding right?

            (You also tend not to throw the ball very much which tends to help the ol’ fielding %)

          • Get Phelps Up

            Because fielding percentage always tells the whole story…

            • The Real Greg

              Then you explain it then.

              • Get Phelps Up

                It doesn’t take into account terrible range (Jeter) or guys like Reynolds who have a lot of balls get past them that are scored hits (like that ball hit by Granderson.)

  • Effthisnoise

    Surprise grandy easnt called out

    • TCMiller30

      Haha well played

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    When the fuck did Mark Reynolds turn into Keith Hernandez?

  • forensic

    Stop overreacting about that play, announcers. He just basically fell over onto it.

  • Effthisnoise

    Yanks will hang a crooked number on this kid by the 6th inning

  • jay

    Enjoying Smoltz on the broadcast. I’m shocked the whole booth isn’t terrible

    • Pat D

      Just wait. You’ll start hating him soon enough.

      • jay

        Ha. I hope you’re wrong. but I don’t doubt it.

    • Mike N

      That’s Smoltz? I didn’t realize.

    • Captain_Turbo

      Who’s doing play-by-play?

      • jay

        Ernie Johnson…same guy that does TNT halftime shows during NBA season

  • MannyGeee

    well, that was a bum out.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Missing waaaaaay to many hittable pitches.

    • Cy Pettitte

      yea, tons of fastball leaking over the heart of the plate that are very hittable. they should crush him the second time through the order if he keeps this up.

  • The Real Greg

    I like the way the Yankees are going about this. They are working Hammel well.

    • Mike N

      Yep. It’s only a matter of time before they get to him.

      • goterpsgo

        My thoughts exactly.

      • goterpsgo

        HOLY CRAP CC IS ON TONIGHT!!!!! :D

  • Eddard reboot v.1.0

    Leadoff walk and they can’t even advance him? CC doesn’t look like he’ll need much tonight. I might even hit Teixera 8th, Martin 9th as he’s really just trying to get back into the swing of things.

    • The Real Greg

      I thought this was the perfect lineup.

      • Winter

        That was before Teixeira got out…

    • Get Phelps Up

      If only we still had Sam Pearce, then Tex wouldn’t even have to be playing!

      • jjyank

        If we had Sam Pearce, the Yankees would have already won!

        WOoooOOOOO I’m loving EddardWorld!

        Or maybe I’m just drunk. You decide. These scenarios are not mutually exclusive, however.

        • Get Phelps Up

          You automatically become drunk the moment you enter Eddardworld.

          • jjyank

            This….makes so much sense.

    • RkyMtnYank

      I’m wondering why they don’t swap Tex and Grandy so Curtis is between the two switch hitters? That would at least move Tex down one more spot.

  • Chilango Adoptivo

    Yanks are just missing. 2d timearound they’ll pound this guy

    • Mike N

      Exactly.

  • Mike N

    Why don’t they have the fucking pitch count on the score thingy?

    • Get Phelps Up

      It’s on the strikezone.

  • Winter

    Where was that pitch?

  • MannyGeee

    CC Sabathia. 22 more outs big man. lets get it

  • jjyank

    What a gorgeous fucking pitch to Reynolds.

  • Cy Pettitte

    that 2-2 slider was nasty. CC looks great.

  • Holy Ghost

    Wicked curve

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    CC’s been razor sharp early on. Hopefully he can keep it up…also that 0-0 was a strike…

  • Effthisnoise

    CC with the 5 strike K

  • Mike N

    YEAH!

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    I love you CC.

  • goterpsgo

    CC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • jjyank

    CCC

    (Carsten Charles Cruisin’)

  • MannyGeee

    yeah man. CC looking like a guy who earns his money

  • Eddard reboot v.1.0

    One run might be all CC needs but they can get more. Hammel is leaving some pitches up, Ichiro bailed him out in the 1st.

  • Pete

    Nasty.

  • oldmanalex

    you guys should all read shit on camden chat. those mofos are ready to jump off a building, theres 7 innings left jeeeez!

    • MannyGeee

      you’d think Camden Chat was RAB via August 15th, amirite?

      • jjyank

        Heh, yeah. Don’t blast O’s fans too hard for that, too many people here have done that in game threads.

      • oldmanalex

        yea pretty much. its funny how much smack theyr talking about TEX/CC/and AROD lol

  • MannyGeee

    wow, someone dug up Blair Underwood and stuck a cheap suit on him for K&G… Good for him?

  • Wake up the spirit

    Cc dealing.

  • Mike N

    Blast Hamels!

    • Mike N

      Hammel.

    • jjyank

      Die, Coal, die!!

  • goterpsgo

    Congratulations 0’s fans you can spell!!! :P

  • Pat D

    Yep, there’s Smoltz whining about YS3. Fucking tool.

    • Get Phelps Up

      I’m surprised it took until the 3rd inning.

    • Mike N

      These announcers are fucking annoying me.

      • Pat D

        I hate Johnson as a play by play guy. Ripken sounded OK on Friday, but, come on, he’s obviously biased to the Orioles.

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      I would say we should drink every time he does BUT I don’t want to see those of us with high to normal tolerances dying.

      • Pat D

        He calls it a bandbox, but the funny thing is that according to BRef it played neutral this year.

        • VT Yankee Fan

          8th most for HRs.

  • MannyGeee

    Voldemort making me look like a chump so far so far.

  • AnthonyD

    Damn. Raul was starting to square him up.

    • Mike N

      He had some good swings.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    Who do you all have coming out of the NL?

    • Jerry

      I predict that whoever wins the NLCS will make it to the World Series.

    • Mike N

      Cards.

    • Winter

      Nats

    • jjyank

      Nats!

    • Get Phelps Up

      Cardinals.

    • goterpsgo

      The ball.

    • AnthonyD

      Really like the Reds but not sure what the deal is w Cueto

    • MannyGeee

      Reds?

    • The Real Greg

      Reds

    • goterpsgo

      DAMNIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • goterpsgo

      At least the damage was minimized.

    • goterpsgo

      OMG Sonic = heart attack food epitomized.

  • Pope francesser

    Ichiro needs to make up for that inning killa

  • MannyGeee

    come on, someone do something. its up to you Ichiro!

  • JLC 776

    I desperately want to see Cano stay hot… and get up this inning.

  • Pope francesser

    Smoltz very bitter

  • Brian S.

    “They are trying to take away that little chinker”. WTF is with all the racist baseball announcers lately.

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

    Pretty good ABs so far at least.

  • MannyGeee

    ugh. Hammel looking like a pitcher right now.

  • goterpsgo

    Middle of 3 – 55 pitches. Wear him down, boys!!!

  • The Real Greg

    No the Yankee approach is still very good.

  • Effthisnoise

    Cue the “wow hammels has really calmed down” talk from now until te Yanks get a baserunner

  • forensic

    On the pregame Jack Curry said in Hammel’s last intrasquad game he threw 70 pitches. Hopefully he’ll get tired earlier than usual and make some mistakes (though I’m sure Buck will be ready with a quick hook given his 12 man staff).

  • MannyGeee

    there goes the no-no. bummer

  • The Real Greg

    Chris Davis is just on fire right now. That was where he wanted it.

  • The Real Greg

    And a shitty hit. Here we go

  • Pope francesser

    Bullshit hit

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    Oh no.

  • MannyGeee

    damn this team gets lucky at the right time.

  • forensic

    This inning is not starting well. Probably bunt Andino and it’s a tough 1st and 3rd, 1 out against the top of the order.

    • forensic

      2nd and 3rd.

  • Pat D

    Gotta shut them down here.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Fuck man fuck.

  • Mike N

    What is this asshole announcer talking about? No matter if A-Rod tried to avoid that bat or not, he would never have had a chance to field the ball.

  • Chilango Adoptivo

    Step up CC let’s go

  • MannyGeee

    fuck the bunt. swing away you bunch of pansies

  • JLC 776

    I have this horrifying memory of the first game of the season right now.

  • The Real Greg

    I’m surprised Buck did that.

  • jjyank

    Jeez. My heart skipped a beat when I saw the trajectory of the ball out of CC’s hand.

  • jjyank

    Fuck. Fuck fuck fuck.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Fuck.

  • forensic

    Ugh…

  • WHIPunk

    oh what the F Sabathia… always givin up leads

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    Nate Fucking Mclouth.

  • The Real Greg

    And another hit out of reach.

    If they are getting all the shitty hits, its game over.

    • forensic

      Shitty hits? That was a hanging slider right down the middle. It was ripped but CC’s lucky it wasn’t even worse than that.

    • Tom

      That was a hanging slider hit squarely.

      • The Real Greg

        Which if hit just a few inches to the left, Cano gets to.

        • Tom

          The ball was hit on the nose.Was the Chris Davis single shitty too. There was one weak hit that inning, it happens.

          Crappy pitch hit hard = CC was unlucky it was hammered right at someone?

          Really?

          • The Real Greg

            Yes. I’ve seen harder not go for hits and hit right at people

    • WHIPunk

      that was a legitimate hit, every time I see you comment during games you talk about us not getting the “lucky hits” I don’t know how you believe your own bullshit.

  • MannyGeee

    i hate this Os team. really really hate them, fucking pesky

  • Karl Krawfid

    Hanging slider jesus christ.

  • Pope francesser

    Wow cc really now you hang one

  • Pat D

    Nice job, CC. Two hits to lefties.

  • Cy Pettitte

    fuck. wonderful, now they let the crowd get back into it.

  • Eddard reboot v.1.0

    I don’t know what the hell CC is doing. This is an aggressive hitting club and they’re jumping all over his 1st pitch. Lew Ford? Nate McClouth? These are nobodies.

    • JLC 776

      Nobodies with 93 wins… (94 I guess).

    • Get Phelps Up

      The Orioles have been carried by nobodies all year.

  • Pete

    Great, crowd’s awake now.

  • The Real Greg

    Hits that are just out of reach of players?

    • WHIPunk

      I have a strong feeling you’ve never played baseball, at least not competitively, because your view on “cheap hits” are soo far off it’s laughable.

  • MannyGeee

    yuck. shitty

  • Mike N

    No problem. Yanks bats are ready to go.

  • Pope francesser

    Well get it back

  • Joe

    Tattoo this trash now.

  • jjyank

    Alright offense. Pick CC up.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    OK. Runs please.

  • Kramerica Industries

    Sorry, only two lefties in that lineup. Sabathia can’t let those be the two guys that beat him.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    Ichiro’s lost run…Fuck.

  • Effthisnoise

    Stealing signs or CC just predictable there?

  • Athenian

    Ut oh… playoff CC starting to rear its head.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      Hopefully 2009 playoff CC.

  • Winter

    Time to go out there and knock Hammel around some.

  • pistol pete

    ARod is a statue at 3rd base, never even moved on that shitty single that cost us 2 runs, what the hell are we going to do with that fossil at 3b for 5 more years.

    • Monterowasdinero

      He does suck but he leads off and if he finally guesses right, he can make solid contact!

      • jjyank

        His problem isn’t in the field.

  • Monterowasdinero

    Lew Ford?

    Please…..

  • SammySosasBleachingCream

    This better not be an appearance from Crappy Playoffs CC.

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    Doom!!!!!

  • The Real Greg

    So two shitty hits (even though it was hit hard, it just out of the reach of Cano. I’ve seen harder no go for hits) lead to two runs.

    • Tom

      Just stop.

      You are seriously complaining about a hard hit balls not being hit right at someone and deeming that unlucky or “shitty”?

      • The Real Greg

        Yes I am

  • Karl Krawfid

    A-Rod better swing the bat man.

  • MannyGeee

    Think A Rod swings his bat tonight, or are we in looky looky mode?

    • Winter

      He can looky looky at balls like that all he likes.

    • goterpsgo

      Hey I won’t say no to a lead off BB.

    • jjyank

      If he does that (gets on base), I will live with it just fine.

    • MannyGeee

      agreed. gimme the BB all day long over the dribbler to SS.

    • goterpsgo

      Oh crap it’s Mark “GIDP” Teixeira… Prove me wrong!!!

    • goterpsgo

      WTF Teix?!?!?!?!?! You had a solid single!!!!!

    • goterpsgo

      Has anyone had a number of posts eaten tonight? Is it because the server is overloaded?

  • Kramerica Industries

    Excellent AB from Alex.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Nice at bat.

  • AnthonyD

    I’ll take looky looky there

  • Mick taylor

    Arid looks like shit he looks like his reflexes are gone

    • Winter

      Yeah, ’cause players with good reflexes swing at balls.

    • jjyank

      Who the fuck is Arid?

  • Chilango Adoptivo

    Good AB ARod keep the line moving

  • Chilango Adoptivo

    Good AB ARod keep the line moving

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    One bad inning and the trolls come pouring in. Brilliant.

    • jjyank

      Shocking, isn’t it?

  • Pope francesser

    Craig seegar with the ladies tie

  • JLC 776

    I really hope Cano keeps his mojo.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Swing at strikes Robbie.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    Cano really just swings at anything he can get near. It’s insane.

  • Kramerica Industries

    When the hell did Mark Reynolds turn into a fucking gold glover?

    That’s more annoying than anything else.

  • SammySosasBleachingCream

    Thought that was a double play.

    • alittleblackegg

      A-rod was running on the pitch, for some reason? Not complaining…

  • Winter

    Oh god why?

  • Pat D

    Fucking Reynolds.

  • Cy Pettitte

    I thought that was a line drive for a second, I was very pissed for that second.

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      Me too.

      • Mike N

        Same.

    • MannyGeee

      his arrogant reaction had me thinking the same until they showed A Rod drunk guy stumble to 2B

  • forensic

    A-Rod, always graceful…

  • The Real Greg

    See what I mean? Right at somebody. That’s two they’ve had go right at people and theirs just got by somebody.

    • forensic

      And Jeter’s just got by someone too.

      So is nothing a good hit unless it’s a ripped line drive homerun?

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      Let it fucking go Greg. There is no omnipotent being conspiring with the Orioles for them to win.

      • forensic

        SATAN FALLACY!!!

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Why do you care? They’re not winning anything this year, right?

    • Chilango Adoptivo

      Man you reaqlly say some stupid shit Greg. It’s baseball for fuck’s sake.

  • Effthisnoise

    Fuck you mark reynolds with ur stomp on first

  • MannyGeee

    OK…. so fuck Mark Reynolds. falling on the ball and calling it defense. as a professional Beer League 1B, youre gonna have to do beer than that DERP fall onto the ball to impress me!

    • MannyGeee

      better, not beer

      • jjyank

        Sounds like you got something on the brain :D

  • Winter

    Really? 1 for 31?

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    Pretend it’s Garbage time Swish. Garbage Time with Nick Swisher on display in 3…2…1…

  • oldmanalex

    hammels’ control is coming and going. we need to cash in …

  • Mike N

    YEAH! Good AB, Swish!

  • Tom

    Good discipline by Swisher there.

  • JLC 776

    Yup… they still boo Tex.

    Don’t they know he’s a DP machine?

  • Monterowasdinero

    Swish with the pitch count destruction! Good ab

  • Pope francesser

    Come on tex
    No gidp please

  • Cy Pettitte

    they are having such good at bats. gotta believe they’re gonna start crushing him any second now.

  • jjyank

    Hahaha are these idiot fans ever going to get over Teixeira?

    • MannyGeee

      yup, the day after he signs a 1 day contract to retire an Oriole

      • jjyank

        It’ll be Billy Crystal style, 20 years from now.

    • OMG! Bagels!

      No. They barely care about this team except when they’re winning. Mark Teixeira who wore a Mattingly shirt to games in Baltimore is a problem.

  • Hall and Nokes

    Hate the GIDP that’s coming here but we’ve had a good approach, I agree.

  • OMG! Bagels!

    I don’t know how people who live and die by every pitch are still living.

  • JLC 776

    Some good swings…

  • Cy Pettitte

    TEIX!

    • Cy Pettitte

      nooo Teix why.

  • Mike N

    HEllz YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And, WUT????

  • Effthisnoise

    Get some!

  • Pope francesser

    Wtf tex take the single

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    Tex…YAY…NO!

  • Get Phelps Up

    Tex giveth and taketh away.

    • RkyMtnYank

      Tex would of been fine if Swish was trying to score, which he should of been.

  • jjyank

    Yay hit! BOOO shitty baserunning! How the fuck do you get thrown out there, Tex?

    • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

      Because he runs like an impregnated blow fish.

      • jjyank

        Who’s the mother fucker who knocked up my Tex? JETER??!! Did you at least give him a fucking gift basket??

        • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

          Hit it and quit it son.

  • Joe

    This base running is killing us.

  • SammySosasBleachingCream

    FREE OUTS!

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    Fucking terrible baserunning early.

    • Captain_Turbo

      Seems like our base running is usually in the mediocre to fucking terrible range…

      • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

        That is true…

  • Pat D

    Teix should have stopped. Fucking high wall.

  • Ethan

    STOP GIVING THEM OUTS!!!! NICE HIT THOUGH.

  • Kramerica Industries

    That should’ve been better than it was.

    Mike warned us about Davis’ arm earlier. Two outs now on the basepaths, and it’s only the 4th inning.

  • JLC 776

    Wow… that arm is for real.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Can they stop giving away outs please?

    There is a pattern emerging. Get an RBI, immediately get thrown out on the bases.

  • forensic

    Tex showing it is humanly possible to be slower than the Posada’s and Molina’s.

  • DZ

    Stopping from taking the extra base right there… great arm in Davis, teix should have read Mike’s scouting report

  • DZ

    Stopping from taking the extra base right there… great arm in Davis, teix should have read Mike’s scouting report

  • Chilango Adoptivo

    What is Tex running for he’s 80% big mistake.

  • Tom

    Nice hit…

    …but just more stupidity on the bases tonight (esp with the calf)

  • Winter

    Chris “Pitched an inning and got a win” Davis…

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    Mike called it. Two outs given away here. Wow.

  • Monterowasdinero

    Swish and Tex on the basepaths.

    Slower and slow.

  • Get Phelps Up

    I will say, there have been some terrible fundamentals displayed by everyone in the playoffs so far.

    • Winter

      Including the umps…

  • MannyGeee

    in all my years of baseball watching, this might be the earliest in a game I have ever seen an IBB. Buck Showalter… GENIUS!

  • Winter

    As long as Grandy doesn’t take a cut at one of these…

  • OMG! Bagels!

    I think they’re trying to confuse them.

  • JLC 776

    Can’t fully blame Tex. Swish needed to go – force the out at home or second.

    • JLC 776

      (I’m assuming he could have been rounding third as the throw was coming).

  • MannyGeee

    whoa

  • Pat D

    Cheering at that? Oh, fuck you, you fucking cocksuckers.

  • RkyMtnYank

    Swisher would have scored easily, they didn’t even try to make a play at home. Swisher should have been trying to score.

  • Effthisnoise

    Inches a way from a 3 run bomb, into a rally killing out at second. Glad to see some things never change

    • JLC 776

      Fallacy…. but if we had started at home, that’s a 3-run shot.

      • jjyank

        It would have been nice to have home field advanta-oh…wait….

        • JLC 776

          :)

        • Braun

          It would make no difference you fucking chode. The 2-3 format is FAR superior. All the better team has to do is split the first two and you’re in a golden position to win the series. Shut the fuck up. NoMaas is better.

          • Get Phelps Up

            Then why don’t you go take your joys over there?

          • jjyank

            What? So the possibility that the team with “home field advantage” plays its first game at home in an elimination game is an advantage? Or, to put it another way, there is no home field advantage unless the series goes all 5 games. Which is bullshit.

            So, maybe you are, to quote an intelligent poster I once knew, a “fucking chode”. Go back to NoMass, or LoHud, or OTM. Where ever the hell they drop commenters on their head at a young age like you.

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    Martins life almost ended there.

  • Mike N

    We are totally gonna win this game!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Yankees are playing like rookies.

    Stupid on the bases.

    Missing more hangers.

    • The Real Greg

      What did you “expect”?

      • Get Phelps Up

        The Yankees to not run into 2 outs on the bases in 4 innings?

        • Karl Krawfid

          IN rally situations also.

          Thats why it hhurts.

  • oldmanalex

    i think tex was trying to be conservative with the hammy at first, but for some foolish reason tried to gamble.

  • Pope francesser

    But mark teixera runs the bases like posada.

  • The Real Greg

    Dare I say bad luck again for the Yankees as the carom went right to Chris Davis? He does have a great arm but if that carom is not right to him, Tex’s safe.

    • MannyGeee

      not good luck, def. a baserunning blunder which actually lies on the base coaches. shoulda either been holding tex & sending Swish or holding both

  • Eddard reboot v.1.0

    They’ve kept Baltimore in this by running out of 2 runs. Maybe more if Grandy gets to hit with 1st and 3rd, 1 out. Great IBB by Buck there. CC needs to hold them at two. One more time around the order will be the end of Hammel.

    • The Real Greg

      FALLACY

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

    Now, would be nice for Sabathia to keep it 2-2 through this inning. He needs a redeem inning right now.

  • forensic

    Two chances to score on outs blown by terrible baserunning. Not good at all.

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    Martins should’ve taken one for the team.

    • Pete

      in the head?!

  • Monterowasdinero

    Pitch count?

    • jjyank

      35

    • MannyGeee

      3.2 IP, 37 pitches.

  • forensic

    goterpsgo, your posts aren’t getting eaten. You keep replying to earlier posts.

  • Pope francesser

    Agressive yes
    Stupid no

    • Tom

      I’m hoping he was just protecting his players on national TV and wasn’t actually thinking those were good “aggressive” plays

  • JLC 776

    I’m amazed no one has tried to blame Tex getting thrown out at second on Girardi.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      No need to say what everybody is already thinking.

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

    I feel like Ernie has gotten better at play-by-play (though his voice remains very unnatural), but Smoltz needlessly chiming in shit like “it’s a bandbox, by the way” and everything is just completely unnecessary. How is anyone supposed to take him seriously with cheap shot comments like that?

    • MannyGeee

      he was telling the ‘casual’ fan, who would buy his bullshit as fact. we are of a higher caliber

    • jay

      the ‘band box’ comment was unnecessary for sure, but Smoltz has added more to the broadcast than the other 2 combined

  • The Real Greg

    The Ichiro one was pure stupidity.
    The Tex one was a mix of good defense and bad luck.

    • jjyank

      The Tex one was stupidity too. The fact that Davis has a cannon makes it stupid to test him. I guess Tex thought there would be a play at the plate, so he went for second, but still. Play it safe. It’s the playoffs, don’t give away outs.

      • The Real Greg

        If the carom doesn’t go directly to Davis, Tex is safe. As said before, Davis doesn’t play the outfield that much. He’s got a great arm, but he hasn’t played the field.

        The carom is bad luck. The arm was the good defense.

        • jjyank

          So? See the carom and go back to first. Especially with the calf, play it safe.

        • Tom

          Wow, hell of an athletic play – not a lot of catchers make that play.

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

        Especially when you’re well aware that one out was already given away earlier, and killed a rally as well.

      • RkyMtnYank

        Playing it safe is how you lose, which is what Thompson must have done by not sending Swisher. That was not Tex’s fault.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting

          Where was Swisher when the throw came in?
          I didn’t think he’d have any chance to score on that considering the nature of the hit and his slowness, but I didn’t see his location on the replay.

          • RkyMtnYank

            I couldn’t tell on the replay either but the defense made no attempt at all to even try to go home. I saw the second baseman look over at third after he caught the ball, seemingly wondering why Swisher was still there. If they make a play at home then Tex is safe at second and still in coring position. A gamble well worth the risk of scoring another run, at least in my opinion.

        • jjyank

          Playing it safe is how you win too. It’s not that black and white. Tex, bad calf Tex, should have played it safe. Sometime aggressiveness is good, and sometimes it’s bad. A blanket strategy like that is a bad idea, either way.

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      and not hard running and stupidity. He knows he’s not 100% running wise, you could see it by the way he was running. I’m fine with him playing at 80% BUT he has to realize now more than ever he’s a station to station baserunner.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    I didn’t know Reynolds knew walks were a part of baseball…

    • jay

      He actually walks quite a bit. He just doesn’t hit singles…ever.

  • Mike N

    The Orioles caps with all the different colored panels look like fucking shit.

  • Get Phelps Up

    It’s nice to know that CC is a pitcher.

  • Pope francesser

    Pay back pitch

  • Pope francesser

    Nice shutdown inning now more runs please

  • goterpsgo

    Holy crap how much more 0’s asskissing can they do?!?!

    • Pope francesser

      This crew would complement al qaeda playing the yankees

  • oldmanalex

    hey honest open question (maybe im buzzed): but why are the yankees so corporate? I mean, why don’t we have a mascot/ or why can’t our guys have facial hair? whats the reasoning behind the culture and who is responsible. is it a Steinbrenner/ front office thing? or is it like a unwritten law…. not that i want any of those aforementioned things, im just curious.

  • The Real Greg

    I’m guessing that this will be Hammel’s last inning

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    I hate you BABIP and you hate me.

  • Monterowasdinero

    Hammel has to be tiring.

    • Monterowasdinero

      Not.

  • Pete

    It was Steinbrenner’s policy eve since he bought the team, and it just continued.

    Before George, short hair and clean-shaven faces was just the style anyway. So only really a few years of shagginess…

    • OMG! Bagels!

      Lou Pinella said he didn’t get a uniform the first day of the season and the Boss said he wasn’t getting one until he cut his hair.

  • Chilango Adoptivo

    3rd time around guys no excuses.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    The adjective “he’s a baseball player” means absolutely nothing. Guess who else is a baseball player, a lot of baseball players!

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      Hey man, according to Sterling that’s the highest compliment you can pay somebody who plays baseball.

    • RkyMtnYank

      I’ll go out on a limb and say that all baseball players are baseball players.

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

    Ichiro has K’d twice tonight.

    Swinging.

    WTF?

  • JLC 776

    I hate fans that require rally props.

    • OMG! Bagels!

      second’d

    • MannyGeee

      a spider monkey in Anaheim wants you to go fuck yourself, in case you’re wondering

      • JLC 776

        I’m mostly talking about towels, thundersticks, and cow bells. If a stadium filled its stands with real, live spider monkeys. I’d be cool with it.

  • MannyGeee

    i cant wait for the Orioles to suck again.

  • The Real Greg

    It seems that Hammel has developed like David Robertson did. A fastball that is not on the gun overpowering but the delivery and late life make it so.

    Yanks have been late on his fastball all night.

  • goterpsgo

    Pitch count: 99 @ 5 innings. Hammels has to be tiring…

  • Ethan

    Well certainly looked like the offense has cooled off which is unfortunate considering how streaky our offense can be.

  • JLC 776

    They’ve gotten some great swings (fouled straight back) in the last two innings. Gotta get it done soon.

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

    Would be nice for the bottom of the lineup not to start another rally.

  • Effthisnoise

    After game headline. Yanks run themselves out of a victory while hammels throws 145 pitches and 12 strikeouts

  • Braun

    I wish Yankee stadium got this loud.

  • forensic

    Very disappointing to only end up with just the 2 runs in 5 innings, despite 7 baserunners, before he likely yields to their very good bullpen. Damn terrible baserunning…

  • John smoltz bed wetter

    Davis blooped bullshit

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

    Lefties are now 3-4 in this game.

    Come the hell on.

    • The Real Greg

      To be fair, Chris davis is .265/.297/.496 against lefties this year and has been hot.

  • The Real Greg

    I mean, when you’re hot you’re hot

  • MannyGeee

    bad luck. hat tip to the BABIP gods if we lose this game. nothing else to be said.

    • The Real Greg

      THANK YOU

  • Joe

    These bitches getting bloop after bloop. While we hit rockets at people.

    • The Real Greg

      You are starting to get the idea.

  • jjyank

    Holy shit, what a pick by Tex.

  • Pete

    WOW.

  • JLC 776

    Wow, Tex!

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    WHAT A SCOOP BY TEX!!!

  • John smoltz bed wetter

    FU buck go sit down

  • MannyGeee

    Russell Martin… Professional Catcher, bitches

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Nice play.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Ford was out of the baseline. He’s out regardless.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    “was it bobbling in his glove?” Are you fucking serious?!

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

    Hell of a play.

    But here we go again with some cheap shit Orioles rally. Took an amazing play just go get one out there.

  • MannyGeee

    I dont know how you dont sac bunt Andino again.

    • MannyGeee

      or not. dont listen to me, im drunk

    • Nice Scheister of Shrooms

      Fuck. That’s why. Hey-Zeus.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    Tex I love you again, baby don’t ever leave me.

  • John smoltz bed wetter

    These guys would root for al queada if they were playing the yankees.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    pastadivingjeter

  • JLC 776

    And another impossibly weak grounder finds a hole. Ugh.

  • Chilango Adoptivo

    Hey a cheap hit and a swinging bunt what shitty luck eh? God hates the Yankees etc etc

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

    The 7-9 hitters in the O’s lineup are 4-5 tonight, with a sac bunt. WTF?

  • Karl Krawfid

    No range.

  • The Real Greg

    There’s another ground ball that finds a hole….

    I mean come on now.

    • forensic

      Jeter’s pitiful lack of range is luck too now?

      • The Real Greg

        As mentioned earlier by somebody else, the ball was hit too slowly to make a play on it. A normal SS gets to the ball but doesn’t throw out the runner.

  • Monterowasdinero

    O’s are RISP-ing us to death.

  • Joe

    Every hole these orange bitches find.

  • jjyank

    Double play.

    • jjyank

      I’ll take a strikeout too. That’s cool, CC.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Can we stop getting beat by terrible players please?

  • John smoltz bed wetter

    Normal ss makes that play jeters range is gone

    • JLC 776

      Normal SS stops the ball, no play on something that weak.

  • Cy Pettitte

    getting killed by the bottom of the line up is ridiculous.

  • Effthisnoise

    Bottom of the line up. Cmon CC be a fucking ACE please

  • Ethan

    BABIP gods are just shitting all over the yankees right now.

  • forensic

    Geez, bottom of the order doing it to CC again. Fall behind against their bullpen and it’s going to be really tough to come back. There’s a reason they set an MLB record in winning % of 1 run games.

  • Athenian

    Come on CC. This is ridiculous!

  • chuck

    CC man what the hell

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    Big SO here…

  • Monterowasdinero

    These O’s are the 69 Mets without the pitching (so far).

  • Tom

    Martin having a hell of an inning.

  • Pete

    Nice “thought I got walked” bat toss there, Nate.

  • Mike N

    He knew it!

  • Nice Scheister of Shrooms

    Nice pitch!

  • MannyGeee

    nice set of corner painting sliders by CC.

  • JLC 776

    Fuck you, Nate.

  • Chilango Adoptivo

    Huge CC one more to go.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    BIG FELLA!

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

    Well placed.

    Now time to get Hardy out, and escape further damage.

  • JLC 776

    What’s with the O’s and Seven Nation Army? Are they a college team or something?

  • AnthonyD

    Russell is playing like a damn boss this inning

  • Mike N

    Russell is earning it in the dirt!

  • JLC 776

    Big zero there!

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    BIG OUT! BIG FELLA!

  • Mike N

    HELL, YEAH!!!!

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

    Well done.

    Time for some runs.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Nice job. Runs please.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    Runz plz?!

  • Eddard reboot v.1.0

    CC does not have the slider. McClouth could have gotten another big hit but he missed. Stick with the fastball and change.

  • Adam

    Big time.

  • Chilango Adoptivo

    Time to get CC some runs. He’s earned them