Oct
07

ALDS Game One Thread: Yankees @ Orioles

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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.

Categories : Game Threads, Playoffs

773 Comments

  1. The Real Greg says:

    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)

  2. 28 this year says:

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

  3. Mike N says:

    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.

  4. Get Phelps Up says:

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

    • Mike N says:

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

    • EricVA says:

      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 says:

        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.

  5. Mike N says:

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

  6. jim p says:

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

    • The Real Greg says:

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

      • jim p says:

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

        • Josh says:

          basic cable gives you both….

          • Michael says:

            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 says:

            Nope. Not Time-Warner in NYC.

            • forensic says:

              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 says:

                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.

  7. RkyMtnYank says:

    Finally game 1, seems like an eternity!

  8. jim p says:

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

  9. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  10. Eddard reboot v.1.0 says:

    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.

  11. Jake23 says:

    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.

  12. RkyMtnYank says:

    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.

  13. Mike HC says:

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

  14. jjyank says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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.

  15. Cy Pettitte says:

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

    booo.

  16. Get Phelps Up says:

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

  17. Anthony says:

    Lets go Yanks!

  18. The Real Greg says:

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

  19. Ivan says:

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

  20. Joe says:

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

    • The Real Greg says:

      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 says:

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

      • Joe says:

        Have you seen swishers numbers in the playoffs?

        • The Real Greg says:

          You still haven’t answered the question

        • Need Pitching & Hitting says:

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

        • jjyank says:

          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 says:

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

            • Need Pitching & Hitting says:

              Glad you’re not managing.

            • jjyank says:

              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 says:

              I’d rather have CC hit than Andruw.

        • Joe F says:

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

          • YeeSawn says:

            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 says:

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

  21. Joe F says:

    Are we playing now?

  22. YeeSawn says:

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

  23. forensic says:

    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.

  24. Eddard reboot v.1.0 says:

    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.

  25. WHIPunk says:

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

    • forensic says:

      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 says:

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

  26. The Real Greg says:

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

  27. The Real Greg says:

    Another error…

  28. The Real Greg says:

    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.

  29. Joe F says:

    Can we play? I’m bored.

  30. Professor Longnose says:

    Hello, everybody. Predictions for today’s game?

  31. Michael says:

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

  32. tony says:

    Anyone else really nervous? this always happens to me

  33. Captain_Turbo says:

    Freaking towel-wavers.

    • YeeSawn says:

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

  34. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    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.

  35. forensic says:

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

    • Professor Longnose says:

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

  36. The Real Greg says:

    Nats win 3-2

  37. Mick taylor says:

    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 says:

      “arid” didn’t help train anyone.

    • Mike N says:

      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?

      • Cuso says:

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

      • dkidd says:

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

    • Grit for Brains says:

      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.

  38. WHIPunk says:

    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

  39. Mike N says:

    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.

  40. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    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.

  41. dkidd says:

    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 says:

      Yeah, really. Let alone win the division!

    • Professor Longnose says:

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

  42. Joe F says:

    We going to play or not?

    • CountryClub says:

      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.

  43. Kevin G. says:

    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

  44. The Real Greg says:

    Is Matt Holliday seriously whining about starting in the afternoon?

  45. YeeSawn says:

    Hammel’s back should be tightening up nicely right now

    • forensic says:

      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 says:

        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

  46. Hall and Nokes says:

    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.

  47. Patrick says:

    WHen. Will. This. Game. Start.

  48. M&M Boys says:

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

  49. Cuso says:

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

    • MannyGeee says:

      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.

  50. Mick taylor says:

    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

  51. Kramerica Industries says:

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

    Happens every time.

  52. Eddard reboot v.1.0 says:

    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.

  53. Joe F says:

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

  54. Joe F says:

    What should I expect from a Red Sox fan?

  55. Hall and Nokes says:

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

  56. MannyGeee says:

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

    • MannyGeee says:

      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 says:

        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…

      • Cuso says:

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

        Cool stuff

        • MannyGeee says:

          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

  57. The Real Greg says:

    Being told that 8:40 is first pitch

  58. RBC says:

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

  59. RBC says:

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

  60. Dan6767 says:

    8:40 first pitch. Leggo

  61. oldmanalex says:

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

  62. Alkaline says:

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

  63. MannyGeee says:

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

  64. MannyGeee says:

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

  65. Hall and Nokes says:

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

  66. YeeSawn says:

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

  67. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

    Finally baseball time!!!

  68. Alkaline says:

    Here we go!

  69. Get Phelps Up says:

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

    • Chris says:

      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 says:

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

  70. Cy Pettitte says:

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

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

      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.

  71. Joe F says:

    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!

  72. Eddard reboot v.1.0 says:

    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.

  73. Stratman9652 says:

    What is the over under on Jeffrey Maier references?

  74. MannyGeee says:

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

  75. Stratman9652 says:

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

  76. Captain_Turbo says:

    How many ’04 Red Sox references will there be?

  77. The Real Greg says:

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

  78. JobaWockeeZ says:

    This is actually a good order.

  79. MannyGeee says:

    big night for the Dark Lord, calling it now.

  80. Get Phelps Up says:

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

  81. Captain_Turbo says:

    Freaking O’s fans waving freaking towels.

  82. Hall and Nokes says:

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

  83. Karl Krawfid says:

    Go get em Yankees.

    Our year!

  84. Mike HC says:

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

  85. forensic says:

    Finally, play ball! Lets go Yanks!!!

  86. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

    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.”

  87. Winter says:

    There’s a good start!

  88. Hall and Nokes says:

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

  89. jjyank says:

    Slightly late, but LET’S DO THIS!

  90. Joe F says:

    Surprised Ichiro didn’t crush that.

  91. Winter says:

    Buck Showalter counter: 1

  92. forensic says:

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

  93. MannyGeee says:

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

  94. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

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

    I was right!!

  95. Cy Pettitte says:

    ICHIRO! epic start.

  96. Eddard reboot v.1.0 says:

    BEST TRADE CASHMAN EVER MADE! CLUTCH HITTER!

  97. jjyank says:

    HAHA HELL YES!

  98. Captain_Turbo says:

    First blood!

  99. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Good shit Ichiro.

  100. WHIPunk says:

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

  101. MannyGeee says:

    Ichiro!!!

  102. Get Phelps Up says:

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

  103. Cy Pettitte says:

    what the fuck was that

  104. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

    Dumb move there Ichiro…

  105. WHIPunk says:

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

  106. Joe F says:

    Oh what the hell. STEALING THERE?!

  107. Eddard reboot v.1.0 says:

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

  108. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Well that was fucking dumb.

  109. jjyank says:

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

  110. forensic says:

    Well, that was extremely unnecessary.

  111. Joe F says:

    Even worse, ALEX BUNTING? Fire Girardi right there.

  112. MannyGeee says:

    Ichiro giveth, Ichiro taketh…

  113. The Real Greg says:

    I don’t know if Girardi called that himself.

  114. Andy says:

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

  115. Hall and Nokes says:

    Thoughtful of Ichiro to remove the RISP situation

  116. Ivan says:

    Ichiro gives n takes away.

  117. Winter says:

    You’re shitting me.

  118. Patrick says:

    Yeah why was Ichiro stealing on Weiters??

  119. Nikhil says:

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

  120. Effthisnoise says:

    All that momentum just gone

  121. MannyGeee says:

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

  122. Dela G says:

    Wow who the hell called that

  123. Jerry says:

    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.)

  124. Get Phelps Up says:

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

    • Captain_Turbo says:

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

    • Holy Ghost says:

      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.

    • AnthonyD says:

      Huh? This crowd is great

  125. ArchStanton says:

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

  126. Karl Krawfid says:

    What in the hell was Ichiro doing?

  127. Winter says:

    Buck Showalters in Top 1: 3

  128. Dan says:

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

  129. forensic says:

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

  130. jjyank says:

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

  131. The Real Greg says:

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

    But we have a lead.

  132. MannyGeee says:

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

  133. Ivan says:

    Lets go CC!!!

  134. Monterowasdinero says:

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

  135. Pat D says:

    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 says:

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

      • MannyGeee says:

        “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 says:

      I can forgive everything but the stupid towels.

    • AnthonyD says:

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

  136. Joe F says:

    That’s the start we need big fella.

  137. forensic says:

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

  138. Winter says:

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

  139. oldmanalex says:

    cc sabathia pounding the zone.

  140. Get Phelps Up says:

    Do that 8 more times, CC.

  141. The Real Greg says:

    Good job CC

  142. Karl Krawfid says:

    omg 1-2-3 inning

  143. jjyank says:

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

  144. Cy Pettitte says:

    great (shutdown) first inning by CC.

  145. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

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

  146. JLC 776 says:

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

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

  147. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

    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.

  148. goterpsgo says:

    Thank you CC!!!

  149. MannyGeee says:

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

  150. Monterowasdinero says:

    CC with good changeup and fb control.

    Good omen.

  151. Jerry says:

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

  152. forensic says:

    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.

  153. Mike N says:

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

  154. JLC 776 says:

    I love me a leadoff walk!

  155. Get Phelps Up says:

    Does Garbage Time exist in the post season??

  156. The Real Greg says:

    Hammel has no command early

  157. oldmanalex says:

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

  158. Cy Pettitte says:

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

    • Winter says:

      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?

  159. Monterowasdinero says:

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

  160. MannyGeee says:

    sending a Tex message? Please do…

  161. Jerry says:

    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…

  162. jjyank says:

    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 says:

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

    • Get Phelps Up says:

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

    • JLC 776 says:

      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?

  163. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

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

  164. MannyGeee says:

    Tex’s timing is still waaaay off…

  165. Chilango Adoptivo says:

    how did they score in the 1st?

    • goterpsgo says:

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

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

      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 says:

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

    • goterpsgo says:

      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.

  166. G says:

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

  167. forensic says:

    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.

  168. alittleblackegg says:

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

  169. Pat D says:

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

  170. Get Phelps Up says:

    It was nice when Mark Reynolds was a terrible defender.

    • The Real Greg says:

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

      • Tom says:

        Mark Reynolds at 1st base:

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

        Not sure how that is much better.

        • The Real Greg says:

          Fielding percentage:

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

          • The Real Greg says:

            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 says:

            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.

          • Tom says:

            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 says:

            Because fielding percentage always tells the whole story…

            • The Real Greg says:

              Then you explain it then.

              • Get Phelps Up says:

                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.)

  171. Effthisnoise says:

    Surprise grandy easnt called out

  172. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

    When the fuck did Mark Reynolds turn into Keith Hernandez?

  173. forensic says:

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

  174. Effthisnoise says:

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

  175. jay says:

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

  176. MannyGeee says:

    well, that was a bum out.

  177. Karl Krawfid says:

    Missing waaaaaay to many hittable pitches.

    • Cy Pettitte says:

      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.

  178. The Real Greg says:

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

  179. Eddard reboot v.1.0 says:

    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.

  180. Chilango Adoptivo says:

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

  181. Mike N says:

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

  182. Winter says:

    Where was that pitch?

  183. MannyGeee says:

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

  184. jjyank says:

    What a gorgeous fucking pitch to Reynolds.

  185. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  186. Holy Ghost says:

    Wicked curve

  187. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

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

  188. Effthisnoise says:

    CC with the 5 strike K

  189. Mike N says:

    YEAH!

  190. Joe F says:

    I love you CC.

  191. goterpsgo says:

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

  192. jjyank says:

    CCC

    (Carsten Charles Cruisin’)

  193. MannyGeee says:

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

  194. Eddard reboot v.1.0 says:

    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.

  195. Pete says:

    Nasty.

  196. oldmanalex says:

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

  197. MannyGeee says:

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

  198. Wake up the spirit says:

    Cc dealing.

  199. Mike N says:

    Blast Hamels!

  200. goterpsgo says:

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

  201. Pat D says:

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

  202. MannyGeee says:

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

  203. AnthonyD says:

    Damn. Raul was starting to square him up.

  204. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

    Who do you all have coming out of the NL?

  205. Pope francesser says:

    Ichiro needs to make up for that inning killa

  206. MannyGeee says:

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

  207. JLC 776 says:

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

  208. Pope francesser says:

    Smoltz very bitter

  209. Brian S. says:

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

  210. Stratman9652 says:

    Pretty good ABs so far at least.

  211. MannyGeee says:

    ugh. Hammel looking like a pitcher right now.

  212. goterpsgo says:

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

  213. The Real Greg says:

    No the Yankee approach is still very good.

  214. Effthisnoise says:

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

  215. forensic says:

    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).

  216. MannyGeee says:

    there goes the no-no. bummer

  217. The Real Greg says:

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

  218. The Real Greg says:

    And a shitty hit. Here we go

  219. Pope francesser says:

    Bullshit hit

  220. MannyGeee says:

    damn this team gets lucky at the right time.

  221. forensic says:

    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.

  222. Pat D says:

    Gotta shut them down here.

  223. Karl Krawfid says:

    Fuck man fuck.

  224. Mike N says:

    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.

  225. Chilango Adoptivo says:

    Step up CC let’s go

  226. MannyGeee says:

    fuck the bunt. swing away you bunch of pansies

  227. JLC 776 says:

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

  228. The Real Greg says:

    I’m surprised Buck did that.

  229. jjyank says:

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

  230. jjyank says:

    Fuck. Fuck fuck fuck.

  231. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Fuck.

  232. forensic says:

    Ugh…

  233. WHIPunk says:

    oh what the F Sabathia… always givin up leads

  234. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

    Nate Fucking Mclouth.

  235. The Real Greg says:

    And another hit out of reach.

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

    • forensic says:

      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 says:

      That was a hanging slider hit squarely.

      • The Real Greg says:

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

        • Tom says:

          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?

    • WHIPunk says:

      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.

  236. MannyGeee says:

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

  237. Karl Krawfid says:

    Hanging slider jesus christ.

  238. Pope francesser says:

    Wow cc really now you hang one

  239. Pat D says:

    Nice job, CC. Two hits to lefties.

  240. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  241. Eddard reboot v.1.0 says:

    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.

  242. Pete says:

    Great, crowd’s awake now.

  243. The Real Greg says:

    Hits that are just out of reach of players?

    • WHIPunk says:

      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.

  244. MannyGeee says:

    yuck. shitty

  245. Mike N says:

    No problem. Yanks bats are ready to go.

  246. Pope francesser says:

    Well get it back

  247. Joe says:

    Tattoo this trash now.

  248. jjyank says:

    Alright offense. Pick CC up.

  249. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    OK. Runs please.

  250. Kramerica Industries says:

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

  251. Joe F says:

    Ichiro’s lost run…Fuck.

  252. Effthisnoise says:

    Stealing signs or CC just predictable there?

  253. Athenian says:

    Ut oh… playoff CC starting to rear its head.

  254. Winter says:

    Time to go out there and knock Hammel around some.

  255. pistol pete says:

    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.

  256. Monterowasdinero says:

    Lew Ford?

    Please…..

  257. SammySosasBleachingCream says:

    This better not be an appearance from Crappy Playoffs CC.

  258. Nice Scheister of Doom says:

    Doom!!!!!

  259. The Real Greg says:

    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.

  260. Karl Krawfid says:

    A-Rod better swing the bat man.

  261. MannyGeee says:

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

  262. Kramerica Industries says:

    Excellent AB from Alex.

  263. Karl Krawfid says:

    Nice at bat.

  264. AnthonyD says:

    I’ll take looky looky there

  265. Mick taylor says:

    Arid looks like shit he looks like his reflexes are gone

  266. Chilango Adoptivo says:

    Good AB ARod keep the line moving

  267. Chilango Adoptivo says:

    Good AB ARod keep the line moving

  268. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

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

  269. Pope francesser says:

    Craig seegar with the ladies tie

  270. JLC 776 says:

    I really hope Cano keeps his mojo.

  271. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Swing at strikes Robbie.

  272. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

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

  273. Kramerica Industries says:

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

    That’s more annoying than anything else.

  274. SammySosasBleachingCream says:

    Thought that was a double play.

  275. Winter says:

    Oh god why?

  276. Pat D says:

    Fucking Reynolds.

  277. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  278. forensic says:

    A-Rod, always graceful…

  279. The Real Greg says:

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

  280. Effthisnoise says:

    Fuck you mark reynolds with ur stomp on first

  281. MannyGeee says:

    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!

  282. Winter says:

    Really? 1 for 31?

  283. Nice Scheister of Doom says:

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

  284. oldmanalex says:

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

  285. Mike N says:

    YEAH! Good AB, Swish!

  286. Tom says:

    Good discipline by Swisher there.

  287. JLC 776 says:

    Yup… they still boo Tex.

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

  288. Monterowasdinero says:

    Swish with the pitch count destruction! Good ab

  289. Pope francesser says:

    Come on tex
    No gidp please

  290. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  291. jjyank says:

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

  292. Hall and Nokes says:

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

  293. OMG! Bagels! says:

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

  294. JLC 776 says:

    Some good swings…

  295. Cy Pettitte says:

    TEIX!

  296. Mike N says:

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

  297. Effthisnoise says:

    Get some!

  298. Pope francesser says:

    Wtf tex take the single

  299. Joe F says:

    Tex…YAY…NO!

  300. Get Phelps Up says:

    Tex giveth and taketh away.

  301. jjyank says:

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

  302. Joe says:

    This base running is killing us.

  303. SammySosasBleachingCream says:

    FREE OUTS!

  304. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

    Fucking terrible baserunning early.

  305. Pat D says:

    Teix should have stopped. Fucking high wall.

  306. Ethan says:

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

  307. Kramerica Industries says:

    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.

  308. JLC 776 says:

    Wow… that arm is for real.

  309. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Can they stop giving away outs please?

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

  310. forensic says:

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

  311. DZ says:

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

  312. DZ says:

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

  313. Chilango Adoptivo says:

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

  314. Tom says:

    Nice hit…

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

  315. Winter says:

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

  316. Nice Scheister of Doom says:

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

  317. Monterowasdinero says:

    Swish and Tex on the basepaths.

    Slower and slow.

  318. Get Phelps Up says:

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

  319. MannyGeee says:

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

  320. Winter says:

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

  321. OMG! Bagels! says:

    I think they’re trying to confuse them.

  322. JLC 776 says:

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

  323. MannyGeee says:

    whoa

  324. Pat D says:

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

  325. RkyMtnYank says:

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

  326. Effthisnoise says:

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

    • JLC 776 says:

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

      • jjyank says:

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

        • Braun says:

          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 says:

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

          • jjyank says:

            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.

  327. Nice Scheister of Doom says:

    Martins life almost ended there.

  328. Mike N says:

    We are totally gonna win this game!

  329. Karl Krawfid says:

    Yankees are playing like rookies.

    Stupid on the bases.

    Missing more hangers.

  330. oldmanalex says:

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

  331. Pope francesser says:

    But mark teixera runs the bases like posada.

  332. The Real Greg says:

    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 says:

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

  333. Eddard reboot v.1.0 says:

    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.

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

  335. forensic says:

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

  336. Nice Scheister of Doom says:

    Martins should’ve taken one for the team.

  337. Monterowasdinero says:

    Pitch count?

  338. forensic says:

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

  339. Pope francesser says:

    Agressive yes
    Stupid no

    • Tom says:

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

  340. JLC 776 says:

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

  341. 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 says:

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

    • jay says:

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

  342. The Real Greg says:

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

    • jjyank says:

      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 says:

        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.

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

      • RkyMtnYank says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

            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 says:

          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 says:

      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.

  343. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

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

  344. Mike N says:

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

  345. Get Phelps Up says:

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

  346. Pope francesser says:

    Pay back pitch

  347. Pope francesser says:

    Nice shutdown inning now more runs please

  348. goterpsgo says:

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

  349. oldmanalex says:

    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.

  350. The Real Greg says:

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

  351. Joe F says:

    I hate you BABIP and you hate me.

  352. Monterowasdinero says:

    Hammel has to be tiring.

  353. Pete says:

    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! says:

      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.

  354. Chilango Adoptivo says:

    3rd time around guys no excuses.

  355. Joe F says:

    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 says:

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

    • RkyMtnYank says:

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

  356. Ichiro has K’d twice tonight.

    Swinging.

    WTF?

  357. JLC 776 says:

    I hate fans that require rally props.

  358. MannyGeee says:

    i cant wait for the Orioles to suck again.

  359. The Real Greg says:

    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.

  360. goterpsgo says:

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

  361. Ethan says:

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

  362. JLC 776 says:

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

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

  364. Effthisnoise says:

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

  365. Braun says:

    I wish Yankee stadium got this loud.

  366. forensic says:

    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…

  367. John smoltz bed wetter says:

    Davis blooped bullshit

  368. Lefties are now 3-4 in this game.

    Come the hell on.

  369. The Real Greg says:

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

  370. MannyGeee says:

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

  371. Joe says:

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

  372. jjyank says:

    Holy shit, what a pick by Tex.

  373. JLC 776 says:

    Wow, Tex!

  374. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

    WHAT A SCOOP BY TEX!!!

  375. John smoltz bed wetter says:

    FU buck go sit down

  376. MannyGeee says:

    Russell Martin… Professional Catcher, bitches

  377. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Nice play.

  378. Get Phelps Up says:

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

  379. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

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

  380. 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.

  381. MannyGeee says:

    I dont know how you dont sac bunt Andino again.

  382. Joe F says:

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

  383. John smoltz bed wetter says:

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

  384. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    pastadivingjeter

  385. JLC 776 says:

    And another impossibly weak grounder finds a hole. Ugh.

  386. Chilango Adoptivo says:

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

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

  388. Karl Krawfid says:

    No range.

  389. The Real Greg says:

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

    I mean come on now.

    • forensic says:

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

      • The Real Greg says:

        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.

  390. Monterowasdinero says:

    O’s are RISP-ing us to death.

  391. Joe says:

    Every hole these orange bitches find.

  392. jjyank says:

    Double play.

  393. Get Phelps Up says:

    Can we stop getting beat by terrible players please?

  394. John smoltz bed wetter says:

    Normal ss makes that play jeters range is gone

  395. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  396. Effthisnoise says:

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

  397. Ethan says:

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

  398. forensic says:

    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.

  399. Athenian says:

    Come on CC. This is ridiculous!

  400. chuck says:

    CC man what the hell

  401. Joe F says:

    Big SO here…

  402. Monterowasdinero says:

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

  403. Tom says:

    Martin having a hell of an inning.

  404. Pete says:

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

  405. Mike N says:

    He knew it!

  406. Nice Scheister of Shrooms says:

    Nice pitch!

  407. MannyGeee says:

    nice set of corner painting sliders by CC.

  408. JLC 776 says:

    Fuck you, Nate.

  409. Chilango Adoptivo says:

    Huge CC one more to go.

  410. Well placed.

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

  411. JLC 776 says:

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

  412. AnthonyD says:

    Russell is playing like a damn boss this inning

  413. Mike N says:

    Russell is earning it in the dirt!

  414. JLC 776 says:

    Big zero there!

  415. Joe F says:

    BIG OUT! BIG FELLA!

  416. Mike N says:

    HELL, YEAH!!!!

  417. Well done.

    Time for some runs.

  418. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Nice job. Runs please.

  419. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

    Runz plz?!

  420. Eddard reboot v.1.0 says:

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

  421. Adam says:

    Big time.

  422. Chilango Adoptivo says:

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