Just another thread to keep the site moving along.
Kuroda’s been caught napping a couple times, but he’s not the chief culprit in this game right now. It’s this shit-tastic Yankee offense.
Wake the hell up already.
Hopefully this Spillover can start with some offense?
This is our inning 5 runs coming up
I think that Machado HR might turn out to be the game loser. They can’t hit Gonzalez and even if they could he only needs to go 2 more to get into O’Day, Matusz, Johnson. You ain’t gonna get to Johnson twice.
How many times in one year can we be shut down by a 28 year old rookie?
New thread, new offense! Man, I’m so bummed. I know we all are. I mean, this just doesn’t look like that same legit, 95-win team. Come on guys. Offense. Get the bats going.
This team is poorly constructed. Thank your two-timing GM for this masterpiece. BYE BYE YANKEES! BYE BYE!
Where was the guy who said we don’t get these?
It’s time. Let’s go
Ok so ground to 1st, k and k.
LOL these guys are still sitting fastball.
They’ll get that back. I think it will take at least 4 runs to win this game.
The key is to get to Gonzalez, not the “get his pitch count up and get to the bullpen” approach. They should be swinging at first pitch fastballs in the zone and going up the middle like Swisher and Jeter did.
Bunt it down left field line jesys
The team are front runners. They don’t produce as well when there’s pressure and scrutiny.
Wasn’t there pressure and scrutiny in September?
Yeah but this is highly intensified. There was little chance of them missing the playoffs overall.
“There was little chance of them missing the playoffs overall.”
They actually came really close to missing the playoffs all together. Only three games I believe.
HUGE POP UP!!!
What the hell kind of poll is that? How can you vote for tie?
It’s America, you can vote for ANYTHING! Oops, sorry… Forgot, no politics
Anything? Fuck it, then. I vote for #28, world peace, a new job for myself, price cuts at the liquor store, better umpires, the Buick commercial chick for my next girlfriend, and the second coming of Mickey Mantle.
Misses another meatball
More overswinging. Another pop out.
Terrible team. No chance.
Flaherety looked awful unsure on that one
3-1 pop up.
This game feels over already.
i give him 4 pitches this time
at least it won’t be a 4 pitch so
Not sure what is more exciting… 5 more years of Arod or 4 more of Tex
Oh good. Tex is back to being Mr. Popup.
ugh…this is getting sad to watch. Tex of a few years ago launches that ball into the second deck..now it’s a weak pop up.
Just go drink. I would if I could right now.
Might be the best course of action. One I’ve already taken, but I don’t work until 10, so it’s not so bad. The playoffs are terrible for my liver.
trademark popup this lineup gets real old real old
Ugh, Tex. Pop up on a 3-1 count?
Then martin will hit a double.
Yankee offense has done shit this series vs this rotation.
Wow just wow
Favorite Yankees loss pattern right now would be to give up another run, then score one, then end up losing by one. They’ve done it a ton this year.
Granderson didn’t K? He’s getting better.
He hit it hard so he shall be moved up to #2.
Yeah but you can’t leave lollipops to their 8 and 9 hitters.
there is just no juice anywhere what home field advantage its dead quite the lineup looks dead its actually bordering on boring
Granderson. Top five most overpaid players in baseball. The Yankees own three of the top five. ARod and Tex appreciate your support.
BYE BYE YANKEES!
yes, but tex is so good defensively, lol
Granderson is nowhere close to being in the top 5 most overpaid.
Top five most overpaid? He probably isn’t even the top 20.
Barry Zito says hi. He also says you’re really cute when you get angry. He also says you should kill yourself.
I think it’s pretty obvious that he’s just trolling.
I’ve been waiting all day to tell somebody to kill themselves. Just let me have my moment.
Have at it, bro.
how are your red sox doing right now?
most unoriginal troll name ever.
Really? My vote would be for “The Troll”.
i din’t think “the troll” was actually a troll.
Maybe because he doesn’t attack you personally when you reply to his comments. He’s a fucking troll.
I honestly think O’Day will be the victim tonight
Russell trying to get his paycheck on!
Russell Martin is the only Yankee who can hit this schmuck.
Figures. The guy who hit .200 all year kills it in the playoffs.
Why the Hell isn’t martin and Raul hitting further up the lineup? The two guys who actually did something the last month…
now chavez launches one
the martin/chavez/jeter trifecta may be our only hope
Wow nice call smoltz setting up the strike out that wasnt
Smoltz saying Gonzalez command is why the Yankees are missing fastballs right down the middle? Because they are off balance from the times he does hit his spots?
You are in trouble when Martin is your best hitter.
If you told me a week ago that Martin would be the most reliable hitter in this series, I’d have slapped you.
Texeira has been decent.
Gonzalez has thrown 17.2 innings against this Yankee team. He has allowed five whole runs. A 2.55 ERA. Fucking sickening.
Ball 4. Help him out some more.
Former alstars reserves… Stewart gardner nix ibanez nunez
Cal really has no clue
Is n’t nice to see arod do crap for the yanks but his protege manny machado who he gives his pearls of wisdom to hits a home run against us and wtf is Tex doing swinging awa twice at ball 4
It’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll (But I Like It)
Great play of Chavez, Joe. Hell, at least he worked a full count. That’s more than you can say for everyone else except Jeter and Martin. Maybe those two should hit 3-4.
Tough at-bat by Ibanez. Oh thats right he is on the bench tonight with a RHP starting.
Bye, Chavez. One dimensional approach = One and done.
BYE BYE, YANKEES!
You think Buck over/under manages this one and leaves him in too long?
I think I’m not going to watch Game 4, either way. This is just starting to fuck with my health.
The number of Yankees hitters who can no longer tee off on 90 mph fastballs right down the middle… is scary.
Ball four. Ugh…
A high changeup should not fool a hitter that badly – I could see swinging at something in the dirt (where the change starts in the zone) if you are sitting fastball, but that pitch should have looked really high out of his hand.
All the “scrubs” and AAAA cracks about the O’s lineup are becoming increasingly laughable. At this point in the series, they’re beginning to look like the better team, younger, quicker, more resilient. The Yankees are looking every bit their collective age.
Girardi looks at stats over the entire season too much. Players get hot and cool off. Ride the hot bat when it’s hot. Move Martin up, and play Raul or we’re done.
Yanks are getting bent over in da Bronx. The best 95 wins a losing team can buy
It’s all set up for Buck now. Gonzalez for one more, Matusz for Swisher, Teixera, Granderson, O’Day for Alex and Johnson to close. That Machado HR was the game loser, probably the series loser.
In truth, this is a 12-year problem for the Yankees in terms of postseason offensive malaise, with 2009 looking like the exception. I feel like every year the Yanks are bounced out of the playoffs because the team goes cold once the calendar turns to October.
sure feels that way
Yes you couldn’t be more right!
if i hear tip my cap, he had us off balance crap after the game i will throw up.
this guy is not justin verlander, he got chavez out on a 80 mph ball 4.
so when you get beat by machado and flaherty your team sucks.
arod another great ab…don’t move him down in the order it will affect his pysche and he will really go into a slump.
the guy has about 4 extra base hits in a month…
I tip my cap.
Watching the Yankees of today makes you really appreciate just how good and how professional those teams of the late 90’s were when they just steamrolled teams and continued to advance nearly every year. From 96 to 2001 they won 15 series and lost just 2, incredible.
Makes me wish I were a few years older so I could have appreciated it in its entirety.
Plus 4 of those series were sweeps and 5 of them they only lost 1 game. I admit those teams definitely spoiled me.
That’s what they needed. LETS GO NOW IS THE TIME!
Time for the bats to come alive.
Can we maybe get a lead off runner on? Is that asking too much?!
Nice inning there. Not gonna say it. Not. Gonna. Do. It……
nothing like getting your ass kicked by a bunch of misfits in your home ballpark in queit.
what a show they are putting on.
the guy has thrown 75 pitches… 3 starts and they still have no clue against greg maddux…..what a joke…………
tex has the whole left side open so what does he do; load up on the back leg and pops out weakly to short rightfield…DISGRaCE.
“Misfits” your ass! They’re the superior team and have been so since the ASG. Their future is looking very bright.
That of the Yankees may be behind them.
Nice inning HIRO.
Sabathia: 8 IP, 2 ER
Pettitte: 7 IP, 3 ER
Kuroda: 6 IP, 2 ER
That’s 21 innings, and only 7 ER from the starting pitchers. It’s high time the fucking bats did their job.
We need a spark from Nunez and Gardy. Speed is the need to wake us from our coma. The long ball will fail us.
Just like it failed the Orioles?
little late for that. this script has been gone on the whole season.
…Charlie Sheen is doing Fiat commercials now? Haha.
Quick 6th for Kuroda, we need some offense.
They don’t have any. Too old and tired.
Man, this team. I can’t wait for the real Yankees to show up. Abysmal.
I see the offense is, once again, non-existent. How many times is this going to happen in the postseason before something’s actually done about it?
A-rod 3 run homerun.
2 rookies, # 8 and 9 hitters hit their first post season HR’s and neither is a HR hitter.
69 Mets anyone?
Nah. They’re ugly.
Free and easy Yanks, just relax. Even if we lose tonight we’ll have another good chance tomorrow. If we lose three in a row we don’t really deserve to move on.
Let that be the start of something big here.
Bring him home!!!!!!
Pinch hit for fucking A-Rod. Please. I would love to see that.
Ichy goes deep i am calling it
Jeter making it look easy……….
NOW NOW NOWWWWWWWW
Get some hits strung together!!!!!
If ichiro gets on bunt arod.
So they walk Cano? Brilliant!
Offseason plan: Clone Jeter.
I want a drag bunt from Ichiro right now, thats how little faith I have in the offense
It nearly took only one pitch for this shit to implode completely.
Hey ichiro that’s arods job u don’t do the dp thing
Now Alex… Do some shit
I’m actually rooting for a K just so he doesn’t ground into a DP…
Run Ichi before ARod hits into the DP
What will Alex do here?
Ok A-Rod Make something happen…..Let the force be with you!!!
Wow, even at 58 years old Ichiro still gets down the line like few people in baseball.
That looked like a routing DP.
Well here we go. A-Rod can erase everything…..
YAY STRIKE OUT AROD!!!
Joe, great job keeping the line up the same. Working out real well. Please do us a favor and pull a Jim Tracy and resign.
ARod needs to stop channeling David Justice in the 2001 series.
So far, no good.
That was the pitch….
Segar no camera time must be pimpin it again with the threads
Thank God Ich can run to keep ARod from making the last out of this inning.
No way. Of freaking way
Strike out some more, Alex.
O fuck you…. Just the tip went around…. Goddammit.
I’m not even mad anymore. I just hope A-Rod never plays again. I’d rather have him retire tomorrow than have the Yankees win the World Series for the next ten years.
Please stop. Please stop.
You sound smart!
Ok this is getting ugly for Alex….he cant be this fucking bad right?!?!
So…who wants to blame the hand?
I’ll be quite happy to blame the hand. It would affect not only power but bat speed.
When is Girardi going to flat out bench this fuckface?
Never. Girardi is a complete tool and one of the worst managers in all of baseball.
Best use of “fuckface” since…
that was funny
Gimme some Cano please
Letting A-Rod still bat 3rd should be a fireable offense. Girardi is a total moron.
Swing at fucking strikes please.
this offense is just an embarrassment
That was disgusting.
Not. One. Pitch. In. The. Zone.
Not one pitch in the zone, not one pitch
Not a single pitch in the zone. They are all pressing.
Now Cano sucks. Only Jeter and Martin can hit now apparently.
Pathetic AB Robbie. Not a single strike.
Hitting .182 for the series now.
if you are booing arod, you have to boo cano. he is horrible this series, and is rarely even thrown a strike
Maybe they should only give out 1-2 year contracts from now on since that seems to be the only people getting hits.
Honest question: Given what this team has done tonight with the current lineup, would we see anything WORSE if Joe had shuffled the lineup around?
no, arod, swish, grandy, and tex are playing scared at this point. that or miguel gonzalez is now awesome. i can’t see him doing this next year, but good for the o’s.
Simply pathetic. There’s no other way to put it. We shouldn’t be surprised. All year long this team has demonstrated the ability to make any scrub pitchers look like vintage Greg Maddux.
Gonzalez isn’t a scrub. If it makes people feel good to think he is….
Cano could have stood up there and taken a 4 pitch walk. It’s over, folks. Buck can stay with Gonzalez which I would. Or he can bring in Matusz to strike out Swisher, Teixera and Granderson. Then go to O’Day’s frisbee for the bottom of the order. Then go to Johnson to strike out A-Rod for the last out. Martin blew it when he called that 1st pitch slider to Machado. He lost the game and probably the series.
It’s not their fault. They just keep facing CY Young candidates
Is anyone actually surprised by the offensive ineptitude? They do this every postseason of late . . . A few guys hit while the rest of the roster goes cold. To be honest, I’m not even mad anymore and I haven’t been in a while. I just expected it to be this way.
boo Alex all they want if their names not Jeter or Martin they all suck right now every last one of them
Leadoff man hits a single, 2-3-4 hitters proceed to hit into a fielders choice, K, and K.
Sometimes you just have to tip your cap to the future hall of famer on the mound for the Orioles. He’s been through a lot to get here you know!
Cano did not see a single pitch in the zone.
The Yankee lefties need to stop trying to pull everythingh. He is feeding them pitches off the plate and they are still trying to yank them to the short porch.
they are a all or nothing team that never adjusts… they cannot hit good pitching they beat up on middle relief…..
Sorry all. This team is done. Baltimore will win tonight and tomorrow, regardless if it is CC or Hughes is pitching.
Everyone except Jeter and Martim need to apologize to the starting staff. This is embarrassing
cano swung at 4 balls.
arod with another bad ab.
jsut imagine 5 more years of this piece of shit.
he is a joke…..bat him 6th…..this team is a bully team…
they cannot come up big in tight spots…. they fold, they wet the bed..
they are losing to a team of misfits, who is coming into their house and laughing at the team and the fans…………..
this is a opera house, it is that queit….
Yankees Postseason Baseball: We Make 2-1 Feel Like 20-1!
The offense just looks like they don’t care at all. Showing no emotion at all. You play 162 games for this, how about a little heart?
They obviously care, but I think it’s probably fairer to assume that, as each guy fails, the next guy feels even more responsibility to succeed. This probably leads to pressing, and that leads to more outs. Vicious circle.
I’d blow up the whole team if they lose. Obviously keep guys who are producing in the postseason like Jeter and Martin. See if the Dodgers will take Alex and Teix. Trade Granderson. Re-sign Ichiro. Let Swisher walk. They need guys in here who can hit in the postseason.
The Dodgers are not a dumpster. Like it or not, we’re pretty much stuck with Alex and Teix for the near future.
you are out of your mind. the dodgers will take tex to play where? you ever hear of a guy named agon?
arod cannot be traded. he is hated and he sucks… that is the hank steinbrenner gift that keeps on giving…
ichiro i 39.. you are out of your mind…..
I do wonder if a series loss means trouble for Girardi. I’m not one of the Joe haters, but he’s drawn a line in the sand by not moving A-Rod and announcing Hughes as the next starter (regardless of situation). He’s sticking his neck out…wonder if it will come back to haunt him.
Ichiro is hitting .231 this series.
Tex has a no trade clause, so get use to seeing him.
One more inning and if I’m not happy, I’m pulling a Harry Truman on Election Day 1948.
Miguel Gonzalez has a 2.42 ERA at Yankee Stadium this year, and these assholes can’t touch him tonight for the THIRD FUCKING TIME this season.
they look exactly like Texas did in their last game. I’m done with this game.
another 1st round exit and nobody will lose their jobs over it. Instead all you’ll hear is “it’s the playoffs, anything can happen”. So sick of watching them make fools of themselves in the first round, unless they play the Twins of course.
Hey, I’m not optimistic at this moment either, but presuming the series loss is a wee bit premature at this point.
the yankees will bring the tying run to the plate in this game.
Ok Mike. Better yet, they’ll PLATE the winning run.
Need to sign a team full of 40 year olds next season on 1 year deals that have nothing to lose.
My desire to see this team win because I’m a Yankee fan has been superseded by my desire to see the Yankees win so everyone saying “dahhh they can’t win, its over” will be wrong. You people being wrong is all I want in the world right now.
I feel you , man… I remember what I hated about playoff time at RAB…
So far just another game where Kuroda gets no run support.
Please let’s keep this a one run game.
Jeter is limping BAD….
why are fans so fucking dumb, he almost bartman’d that one
Was Cal serious about getting pissed for hitting 8th in the 2001 ASG? He should go fuck himself.
Either way he should. He’s terrible announcing. Sounds like a self consumed douche most the time.
I don’t mind him because I understand his background, but Jesus. He was done anyway.
But he’s CAL RIPKEN…Billy Ripkens brother.
batting arod 8th is stupid and insulting.
bat him 6th. no biggie better for the team and he needs to jsut deal with it.
girardi will not he is stubborn beyond belief.
hit some guys based on how they are doing…swisher has bat in like 6 spots thsi year. sometimes 2nd and soemtimes 5th, it should not matter to the player, whatever helps the team.
That dude almost went all Bartman on Chavez. Dick
Glad to see Hughes (Kuroda) settle down and Cliff Lee (O’s rookie) shut down the bombers. It this goes on to be an L, chances Yanks start CC tomorrow?
Joe already said CC will absolutely not start. Let’s see if he’s throwing out bullshit…just like his lineup.
LOL @ HOMERS THINKING THIS TEAM HAS A CHANCE.
BYE BYE, YANKEES! BYE BYE!
You are right. I will leave now :(
Mikey Bronx is an old fixture from ESPN, and I mean an old fixture going back to the late ’90s.
Only people who have been at ESPN for any period of time will be familiar with him. I, for one, am actually amazed that he has landed at the RAB grounds.
Obviously, my wish to see this team bomb Gonzalez third time around was way, WAY too optimistic.
I could use some right now. I just go for Copenhagen. Only $2.35 total in Knoxville.
It was a drinking game cue they said jeffery meyers
Oakland starting 3rd rookie.
Great future with miniscule payroll.
Meh… let’s give it more than year.
Seattle looked real good a while ago (08?), added Cliff Lee and Chone Figgins and… well that didn’t work out too well for them.
Empty seats in the stadium in a playoff game. Screw you ownership.
Starting pitching ERA is now 2.86 in this series.
Time for the bats to do their goddamn jobs. Heinous.
Yea but they will end up averaging 2.85 runs per game.
absolutely amazing pitching this series, blows me away that the offense is doing everything it can do to waste it
On the bright side…if Pettitte and Kuroda re-sign, the rotation will be FANTASTIC next year!
Have faith folks. Kuroda has made a couple of mistakes, but he has pitched a hell of a game.
I still see someone running into a pitch – the only question is will there be someone on when it happens.
Yankee starting pitching has been great this series (hold breath for Hughes tomorrow).
Is that a new front row over there?
I was at the Nats game this afternoon and down 8-0 the crowd was louder than the one in new york, this is pitiful
In 23 innings this great and powerful offense has scored 5 runs. They had one good inning. Andy and Kuroda have held the Os to 5 runs and this great and powerful offense couldn’t do a damn thing against Bruce Chen and Mike Gonzalez. Someone has to go if they lose.
Can we score some fucking runs now!?
I really feel like watching a tape of the 1998.yanks especially o’neil and straw and bros ious if cano is the best hitter in baseball why is he swinging At 4 straight balls. What would George say if he were around.
Turn On The Run.
Yeah, because the 98 team never had a strikeout.
pinch hit Ibanez for ARod
Never gonna happen. It would mean the admission of defeat, and Joe does not play that game.
swisher looked like he just said, get that camera out of my face…
So let me get this straight, we banged our heads against the wall ALL year long because of the RISP failings, and yet somehow we have fresh anger right now?
To me this is just a continuation of what went on before. I’m not shocked…
its still not any easier to watch
I didn’t say it was easy, just not surprising at all.
no outs no one oin, i like this spot for swish
nevermind, he still sucks
They’ll wait till the 9th inning to work a couple good at bats/walks, and then they will piss it all away striking out leaving guys on base. They do it all the time.
When the hell did Miguel Gonzalez’s changeup become the best in baseball?
Our cat is staring me down for some reason.
With the poise of Miguel Gonzalez?
Right down the middle
Fuck you swisher
swish tex grandy = strike out, pop out, strike out.
i think you are going to be pretty much right on.
I’d call you a wizard, but I could make them do that.
Splits and changeups shut us down unless it’s ARod in which case only inside fbs are needed.
Swisher doesn’t suck. Gonzalez is throwing 100. The gun is off.
Miguel Gonzalez has a paltry 5.87 K/9 against rest of MLB. Against the Yankees? 9.0.
1-2 count and Swisher swings out of his shoes trying to jack a pitch down and in.
Gardy and Nunez must play tomorrow.
TELL ME AGAIN HOW THIS IS A GREAT OFFENSE.
LOL @ KNOW NOTHING HOMERS
YOU HAVING PROBLEMS FINDING THE CAPS LOCK BUTTON?
What the hell is Swisher smiling at?
Again, how did this team win 95 games ans score so many runs?
30 teams = lots of bad pitching around the league.
Most teams are even worse.
Tie it Curtis
Keep swinging for the fences boys… no need to shorten up the swing and maybe take the ball up the middle or the other way.
Gonzalez is not good. We’re making him look like Halladay. This is absolutely pathetic
Miguel Gonzalez-Cy Young
oh look ball in the dirt grandy 0-2
OH FOR FUCKS SAKE ALREADY.
Great at-bats, assholes
OMFG OMFG IM GETTING PISSED!
Maybe try just swinging at strikes.
I can’t believe these assholes. this is pathetic.
Fuck this damn pitcher.
This is just unbefuckinglievable.
WHY IS THIS HAPPENING?!
Paul O’Neill would strike out in a one-run game and go to the dugout and fume. Swisher sort of laughs awkwardly. And A-Rod shows no emotion. That right there is the difference in attitude between those teams and this one.
Paul O’Neill was an anger-prone maniac. Nick Swisher is a happy-go-lucky showboat. One has nothing to do with the other. Smiling creates as many runs as throwing a water cooler.
LOL! Did anyone see Swisher’s face after he struck out? A great big smile. If Paulie were here he’d be throwing bats and yelling at himself. These guys don’t give a shit, folks. Nobody does except Jeter.
Oh good, another stupid narrative to start. That will help matters.
he cares, it just his stupid smirk that he always does. i have hated it since the day he started playing for the yankees
For sale. 2 tickets to this nonsense tomorrow night.
Damn Curtis. Are you swinging with your eyes close?
Holy shit, I’ve seen better at bats from Little Leaguers. Good work, Kurtis.
Wow, we’re going down like flies.
granderson blows arod away in sucking today. gonzalez could have literally thrown an underhanded lob, and granderson would have missed.
Can’t wait for them to get rid of Granderson. He must be blind, only thing that can explain why he swings at total garbage.
Fire Long please, he has done nothing.
King Miguel Gonzalez
The Yankees have looked bad plenty of times in the postseason the past few years but this is by far the most embarrassing they have ever looked.
I’m about to hulk out like a 8 year old with frustration here.
So prior to these playoffs I was one of the few people who never really thought that the yankees were not able to hit good pitching, or get clutch hits (basically choking), but now I’m kind of starting to believe it. This team just isn’t going to win titles the way they’re constructed. I think they should trade granderson and resign swish and Ichiro. Move gardner to center and you have a sick defensive outfield who don’t strike out all that much (gardner and ichi).
We finally have the rotation we’ve been asking for for years.
1-5 we’re really solid at least for next season (assuming 1 of andy or kuroda come back next year). We need to get guys who don’t depend on the long ball to do damage. Even if it’s only removing grandy i think it would even out the lineup as a whole.
next season. kuroda is 37, pettitte is 40.. you are dreaming …
blow the shit up………..
All you need is one of the two, not both. Kuroda has been incredibly affected and Pettitte has exceeded all of my expectations as well and I don’t see how one more season would make them either ineffective.
Slowly becoming really okay with not keeping Granderson after next year
if you throw anything that looks like a changeup, you can dominate this shitty team
I really just want to punch most of these hitters in the face right now. Especially Swisher, Grandy, and Arod.
They’ve let Miguel Gonzalez come into this ballpark three separate times this year, and shut them down three times. ERA of 2.30. K/BB of 25/1. K/9 of 9.15.
High priced group of failures.
Then how did they win 95 games? How can be they be failures and have the best record in the American League. Where’s the logic?
They had the best record in the AL last year, and look where it got them.
What this offense is doing to their pitching staff is a fucking crime. Sabathia, Pettitte, and Kuroda have all pitched their fucking tails off. Their reward will be a 2-1 series deficit with Home Run Phil going tomorrow against a lineup that hits tons of home runs.
This team has been one-and-done as the AL #1 seed two of the past three times, and will be in danger of making it three of four, and twice in a row. I’m still bitter about 2011, I don’t need to double that going into 2012, ESPECIALLY in regards to a division rival. Last thing Orioles fans need is some kind of trump card after 15 years of total irrelevance.
So basically, the regular season is meaningless.
I’d rather just start with a big tournament rather than go through 162 games of hell.
Mastering the art of being one-and-done after being the #1 team sure as hell makes 162 a living hell.
This is pathetic.
Can somebody get a hit, please, or maybe a walk?
You notice no one refers to Kevin long anymore as some kind of genius . Where is he inthis game . The way granderson just struck out it almost looks like this team was paid off by Vegas bookies to lose it was so bad
Tomorrow’s lineup vs Joe Saunders-
How did this team win the WS in 2009 with the exact same strategy? With the same manager, the same pitching coach, and mostly the same players?
Because Matsui was clutch and Damon was smart.
They were so clutch, just look at all those WS titles from 06-08.
Can you answer the question on how this team won in 2009 with the same formula?
Mostly the same players? if that’s true, they were all mostly 3 years younger too at that point – Granderson, ARod, even Tex are different hitters now.
They also had some guys named Damon and Matsui.
Buy yeah keep tossing out the terrible strawmen…
Granderson became a Yankee in 2010.
Actually the overall lineup is much better player wise…the exception is those same players (Arod, Teix, etc) aren’t nearly as good as they were in 2009.
Dude. You crack on everyone for being negative. Buzz off.
Its not being negative. Its questioning logic.
Dave Eiland was the pitching coach
How did he do in Kansas City?
no… this is a train wreck..
i think swisher wet his pants.
grandersons post game bullshit should be extra large after this game…
tex has not hit in the playoffs in 4 years. then again he has not hit in the last 3 regualr seasons… another fuckin bum. overpaid, hack… loading up on his back leg etc….
tex is hitting .364 this series…….
Isn’t Tex like 4-10 in the PS?
The only card Girardi can play is ARod was hiding an injury. MRI time in a few days will reveal a reaggravated finger that ARod played through with. Thought he could tough it out but it affected his timing yada yada.
Get ready for it.
so whats everyone elses excuse
You’d think the TBS would at least acknowledge Kuroda when he’s on the mound, but apparently it’s all Gonzalez all the time.
Young guy winning trumps old guy losing any day.
Sad, maybe, but true.
The Yanks go nowhere until they fire Cashman. He is the architect of this aging, inflexible lineup with long term contracts that will plague us for years. Add in the fact that the minor league system is bereft of any major league ready talent (he traded legitimate young star in Jackson and Montero) and we are stuck with this mess for years.
Oh good, Gonzalez is out of the game. Time to foolishly get our hopes up.
Amazing how, all year, many of us have talked about how offense runs dry in the post season & HRs can’t carry you. The fact you need guys who can do more than walk & hit HRs.
Others, including many who run this site, like to claim conventional wisdom regarding postseason offense as false, pointing out throughout the season whenever the NYY would hit a HR off a premier SP & other instances citing how this offense can get it done.
Yet, here we are, with a completely overmatched offense that has 0 HRs, 2 BBs & 3 runs last 2 games so far. But they scored 800+ runs & hit 245 HRs so, ya know, let’s ignore that nobody sans Cano & Jeter can actually hit & Cano, every now and again decides to swing at every pitch like its a HR derby. We are relying on Ichiro as our main offensive weapon.
This offense needs a makeover.
But how did they score 800+ runs facing these teams all year?
But the O’s are okay even though today all their runs are from the homerun
A no name 2B who ran into a FB, something most our offense can’t do, & a 20yr old w great bat speed who isn’t guessing on almost every pitch.
The O’s haven’t been great offensively this game either.
But my point remains: many of the issues the offense is having right now are issues many here have pointed out throughout the season & I, as well as others I’m sure, didn’t let #allthedamnhomeruns distract us from the fact that come Oct. guys would press & go cold. Am I a fucking psychic because I’d like to use my powers for my 401K? It isn’t rocket science & I don’t claim to know more than the next guy regarding baseball, but we ALL saw this coming.
Especially if its home run derby circa 2012
i cant remember ever hating a team as much as i hate this yankees team
Grandy worse than Soriano ’03 at swinging on balls in the dirt…Wish Teix would keep the back shoulder somewhat level and hit the top half of the ball…and Swish is decent in the early counts, bad as the count goes deep.
Need the bottom half of this lineup to come up big and save the day (or season)
So which excuse will Joe use in post game?
…and the noose gets tighter and tighter on the Yanks….
(Current Yankee batting) IS THE WORST CHOKER IN THE LEAGUE! TRADE THEM! SIGN (other player from another team or AAA)!!! EVERY WIN THIS YEAR IS LUCK!!
Ok, I finally got the hang of it.
the yanks are losing the series and boone logan has not pitched in a game.
the yanks ahve used 1 reliever so far……
there offense is offensive…….
I would say nuke this team boston style but Jeter deserves better than to be left with a bunch of scrubs.
bull.. the yanks owe jeter nothing.
blow it up….
young, athletic, and cheap…
homerun lugs adios….
You’ve already said how they can’t dump Teix and ARod, so please tell us how you’d blow it up?
wow….big member thinks he can strike out these yankees too…all he has to do is throw the ball far away….
kuroda needs to be blamed aswell however. he is not pitching to win. cc was pitching to win in game one and we won the game. if your not picthing to win, your team is not going to score runs. thats where the losses come from
dumb comment. we are losing because we cannot hit.
What exactly is not pitching to win? I see 8 innings of two run ball. I guess that is pitching to lose?
uh check the scoreboard becasue they are LOSING. if Kuroda was pitching to win he wouldnt have given up that home run.
Yanks should have no runs, Jones should have easily caught Jeter’s fly ball triple, our offense is absolutely pathetic to this point.
I will say it now. O’day pisses me off the most. Someone explain his motion and how by rule it is not a balk? Honestly. Isn’t it a balk? You can’t come to a set and then start rocking.
i accept defeat. our pitching was amazing, far better than what I thought. But we’re just not ready to dominate like we used to.
Kuroda has been outstanding this game. NOW SCORE SOME MOTHERFUCKING RUNS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Score some fucking runs please.
worst part is HIROKI KIRODA IS PITCHING IS MUTHAFUKNG HEART OUT…
hirok is not a playoff pitcher, he doesn’t know how to win
Awesome job for Kuroda. I love that guy. Too bad the rest of the Yankees can’t carry his jockstrap this season.
We’ve been saying all year, you are not going to hit 4 solo home runs a game in the postseason against good pitching. You just ain’t. You need to get contact hitters like Jeter. Anyone notice how Jeter is still hitting? Granderson swinging for the fences, Swisher swinging for the fences, Teixera swinging for the fences. They need to blow up this whole damn team.
I agree. Yeah swisher gets on base but what good is a 2 out walk with a runner on 2nd so the 8th hitter can strike out
Too many egos not enough eggos.
What does a delicious breakfast treat have to do with baseball?
what are you, an asshole? isn’t it obvious?
WAFFLES MAN! This team needs more waffles!!!!
I’m so tired of the lackluster atmosphere at the new stadium. Can’t believe taxpayers paid for this shitty stockbroker palace
Where’s the patience? Can we work some at bats? Is everyone trying to hit a fucking home run?
Terrible body language. Swisher shakes his head after STRIKE 1!, then sits there and lets a hanging breaking ball go by. Fucking man up pussies. Honestly that’s how i feel about this right now.
Gonzalez wasn’t missing. Movement and control. I’m not saying the Yanks have to “tip their cap” because they’re better than this, but you have to be realistic about the way Gonzalez pitched.
Yankees this series so far have used 4 pitchers (3 SP and Robertson) and are 6 outs away from being down 2-1 in the series. Unbelievable.
I have the feeling, as much as his name has been thrown around on TV, that Kevin Long will take the hit for this one. Should our offense continue at this pace and we lose the series, that is…
Giarardi is a stupid if he doesnt pincht hit ibanez for arod….
Yankee SP ERA is now down to 2.74 in this series.
But as that number dips, so does this team’s own offensive stats. Kuroda made two first-pitch mistakes – those should not net him an L.
Sadly, Joe Girardi’s baseball IQ is directly proportional to the team’s ERA.
Yup, just keep in mind there are many on here that will argue the same next year. We will pound mediocre pitching and everyone will saw, we score 800+ runs a season, offense is fine. But in reality, we were best when Bernie, Paul, Tino would lead a team with 25-30 (excluding Tino’s ridiculous 98 season) , but we could actually move runners over, get a key base hit and score runs without hitting home runs. Joey A, don’t waste your time trying to convince this group, because all year long, just like last year, and the year before, they don’t understand the game.
Lol im laughing at u fans acting stunned that the yankees cant hit in the playoffs. What a surprise jeter is the only one. This offense is a pretty decent regular season offense but come playoff time when facing good pitching and more pressure on you they are crap. Save yourselves some frustration and expect them to lose this series and if they win it would be a pleasant surprise.
I agree with most of that, but you can’t expect them to lose to an inferior team! If we had pressed our advantage in game 2 and won it, there’s no way Gonzalez shuts us down tonight. Front runners.
If you saw Yankee games during the regular season, you’d know that they were one of the worst teams with men on base. Good when hitting homeruns, but really really bad when trying to score with singles and doubles.
The results of next inning are already in-
Martin – Single
Chavez – Strikeout
Jeter – Single
Ichiro – Groundout
Alex – Strikeout
the tying run is at the plate.
Did anyone really expect a different outcome from the same overpaid, overhyped guys that choked lat year?
Then how did they win in 2009?
And as I did, you shouldn’t be disappointed if you expected this.
This is why you never expect in sports.
If we lose this series, Girardi gets 1 more year.
Nah, he’ll get at least 4-5 years. Torre’s last 5 years were awful and yet he kept “managing” the Yankees.
i know that it is possible the yankees can score some runs, i just can’t see it happening. hopefully a new pitcher will turn our fortunes. arod-grandy have literally never looked worse in one game together
This board is ultra depressing during games like this. Especially when it’s the playoffs and so many new posters show up and do nothing but troll and/or bitch.
Then again, I’ve been bitching all night so how could one tell the difference.
Miguel Gonzalez, a AAAA schmuck his entire career, shut this team down for the third time in this ballpark this year, and this time in a crucial Game 3 of the playoffs.
Everyone has the right to bitch and moan. I’d be concerned if we weren’t.
My point was that some people who do nothing BUT bitch and moan only show up at these times and it’s a tad annoying.
Balk. Un freaking real.
And look at this: another one-run ballgame.
Would be shittingly appropriate for the Orioles to win again.
It is only a2-1 game so I really think arod should give his protege machado some more tips on how to beat the yanks. Say what you will about. Roger clemens but does anyone believe he would help opposing players in off season workouts especially in his own division
Yeah, that’s the Yankees problem.
This is the stupidest shit I’ve read so far on this thread.
5 more outs. Fuck.
the o’s are 75-0 after leading 7, that would be cool if that could be changed tonight
5 outs to go… I don’t think we’ll see another baserunner. What a pathetic overpaid bunch.
WE GET IT. THEY SUCK.
THat’s all you need to say. They suck. Don’t use hyperbole.
What a weirdo thing to say. Is there a law against hyperbole?
Pop Up. 4 more outs. Fuck.
Interesting – Chris Davis is out of the game. Is this defensive replacement and don’t score any more runs, or was there an injury?
I don’t even know why I’m watching this bullshit. they haven’t hit one ball hard all night.
At least Arod cant make the last out of the game.
Cano AB will be so fast, it’ll make Arod end the game.
Wow I didn’t know he was hurt that bad.
I hate to admit defeat but they sure as shit don’t make it easy. Remember when O’day was released by the mets yeah that guy
Haha at least the Mets are worse.
What a bunch of fucking bums. The offense is an absolute embarrassment.
yeah! the game can’t end with arod. by the way, please sub nix in for jeter at ss
Yo guys we have fucking sucked this game LOL!
Fuck you #OriolesMagic
Hurt jeter still better than worthless arod and swisher
Frisbee! Everyone drink.
A FRISBEE IS A CHILD’S TOY, NOT A TYPE OF PITCH.
Was there only one inning with a RISP?
I am starting to feel physically ill.
Let’s hear it for Dennis O’Bell!
They did go 1-2 with RISP, I think.
You heard it here 1st.
Arod redeems himself with a game tying 9th inning home run off Johnson.
Now was that necessary?
Damn, that’s what I was going to write. I swear to God, I hear “1-2-3 the Yankees go down in order” ONE MORE TIME. I’m turning this whole mess off, you understand???
The results for next inning are already in-
Ichiro- Weak pop fly
A-Rod – Strikeout
Swisher – Strikeout
If anyone gets on-
Teixera – Pop up
Granderson – Strikeout
arod has a chance at redeeming himself, would be nice. pinch hit ibanez if it comes to swisher
You ain’t Nostradamus, so just stop.
You missed Cano…HR!
ichiro – slow roller to ist – out
swisher: pop up the infield
Blow up this whole fucking team.
I think in this series they’ve gone 6-18 with RISP which is a .333 average. So that’s not the problem.
Are they even trying? Do they want to go home?
I’m just glad I didn’t pay $3000 for a seat to this crap.
Nix is in at SS.
Jeter is in a lot of pain.
We’re in real trouble.
i’m sorry but I have no faith in Hughes tomorrow
Hughes is the least of our concerns right now. At this point what’s the difference if he gives up 1 run or 99 tomorrow.
How many times does this have to happen before the FO changes the plan? I’d rather wait a few years for a young team to start contending than watch this pathetic shit.
So you would accept some 72-90 teams in the next few years?
I will remind you of this if it happens.
If it happened, I wouldn’t be reading this site for anything other than farm reports for the next three years.
Give Hamilton a one& done Boras special to redeem his worth & save NYY from the 2014 budget target. 1 year, 30M$. Book it, Cashman.
I can’t wait until next year when the Orioles lose 90 games and be in last place again. This is a joke
And we win the division and then score 3 runs in first series and lose again.
I remember the good old days when the Yankees won World Series and Geico made awesome with motherfuckin cavemen. Not this banjo shit.
200 K’s this year for Granderson and Cashman will rush to sign him to a 5 year/$100 million deal.
This is pretty much how last postseason went. Pickup grandys option, trade him, let swish go and go from there. I want to puke.
Well at least everyone is taking their “A” swing tonight eh Mike? I mean, why cut down and try to string a couple base hits together? What’s the sense in that? Oh, to score runs and get a rally going? Doh. Oh maybe we can swing for the fences and hope to hit the HR like we’ve done 2 games in a row? How’d that work out?
And now our best player can’t even play the field. He’ll have to DH tomorrow which means Nix will play and not Nunie.
And Jeter is out of the game. So…yay for that.
This just flat out sucks.
this team’s dead. and it’s not getting any better. only older and slower. screw this team.
CC on short rest tomorrow?
You’ll take your Phil Hughes and like it.
if soriano comes in he is going to blow up…i guess we can just turn the tv off.
buttom of 9th
Ichiro the Warrior- SINGLE
great – you ruined the ending!
Biggest laugh/cry of the night.
Runs were at a premium tonight and Russell Martin called for a 1st pitch slider to Manny Machado after he had already seen Ryan Flaherty hit the slider out of the ballpark. Game over. Series over. Phil ain’t gonna win tomorrow and they wouldn’t score for him even if he pitched decent.
Beautiful pitching performance by Kiroda marred by non-existent offense again!! A-Roid and Granderson have strained bats going back to the regular season!! Pretty sad that your pen has only thrown 17 pitches all series and your on the verge of being eliminated!!!!
And Kuroda is probably going to get an L for this. This offensive shit the bed huge tonight.
Him and Pettitte deserved better. Much better.
Cashman definitely needs to try and bring back Kuroda next year.
Ha. Kuroda is going to sign in SF or Seattle next season where he can get some run support, Amirite??
Sure hope ur wrong.
Nice job, Hiroki.
I’m sorry (on behalf of the offense).
Arod walk off who feels it
Im gonna guess just you, and maybe his mom at this point. Nobody has faith in anyone.
I’m have more faith in him to make a clutch hit than most on this team. Except like Jeter and Ibanez of all people. Maybe Cano too.
dude his mom is watching this crap
dude his mom isn’t watching this crap
Why torture yourself like that?
We’ve been watching this game all night.
It’s like the difference between getting kicked in the nuts 19 times, or 20 times. After a while, what’s the difference?
0-72 NEVER HAPPEN!!
inb4 Thome homer
2009 all over again?
Not sure this is the spot where you just want to have a guy get work in.
This should be Soriano.
Have you seen Soriano pitch in a non save situation this year? uh-oh…
Here’s a prediction for the bottom of the 9th.
It will happen.
Really. How so?
I got nothing. Thought arguing and trolling was par tonight, so I just figured….
If I were the yanks I would move the fences backout right field and maybe left to force these hitters to stop swi ging for the short porch and learn how to hit again. Look what has happened to
To grandy and Tex batting averages since joining the yanks. I also blame Kevin long for this and I Would move the fence back out in left like the old stadium but not as much and load up on lefty pitchers who ev er signed offOn. This new stadium is an idiot. And Kevin long is partially to blame for not correcting these hitters swings
I would move the fences back in right field
Let It Loose.
Did you call an inanimate object (Yankee stadium) an idiot and expect anyone to take your post seriously? WTF
I love chair….. I love lamp
Nice job, Hiroki. Too bad your offense is in the dictionary next to “impotent”.
I wonder how Cash fixes this. Offense has declined since 2009 but I don’t think he can throw many 100 million dollar contracts this time around.
It’s not a matter of money. By numbers, the offense has been fine. It’s just been absolutely crap in big spots. That should be inexpensive enough to fix if you swap a couple of pieces. The problem is knowing which pieces to swap.
And the season comes down to…..*Phil Hughes*!!! :))))))))
3 more outs left.
LOOGYWin! Eat shit other leftys!
If martin were further up the lineup, or maybe if Raul was in I would have faith. Maybe pinch hit Raul for Grandy?
PH Raul for ARod.
You’ve just seen Kuroda walk off the field for the last time as a Yankee. He wanted a shot at a WS and now realizes he can’t get it with this team.
All season long it’s been a choke job by this team where the offense is concerned!! A 1-60 record when trailing after the 8th inning!! Do they even take batting practice, instructional hitting and look at the scouting reports before the game??? This 28 year old career minor leaguer looks like the second coming of Cy Young against the Yankees this season!! PATHETIC, PATHETIC, PATHETIC!!!
Fire Kevin Long.
If we have learned anything from the last two games, it’s that our pitching needs to get better. :)
I knew the pitching wouldn’t be the worry this postseason….
I hate to be thinking this right now, but short of miracle, this might be the most heartless showing I’ve ever seen the Yankees put up in October play. And I really want to blame this crowd on it.
Yeah it’s the crowd… Can you blame them? I would be anxious and nervous too. Hell, I am! The team has shown nothing to get excited about in this series. Short of a miracle martin HR were done in 3…
Nah, the crowd isn’t flailing away trying to yank every ball out of the park. Let’s have Cashman bring in some more one dimensional players. God, how I miss guys like Matsui and Damon, guys who could get on base, hit in the clutch, work counts as well as hit the ball out of the park.
Its just bad managing to not hit Ibanez for A Rod against Johnson
Soriano looks…. Rested…
Now #untuck! Oh wait, I mean….
oh yeah….in game for one out..ROOGY…someone throw him a parafe
way to burn the pen Joe…what if Ichiro hits a HR and the game goes into extras?
7 ER in 26 innings for Yankee pitching in this series.
This series should be over by now, with those numbers.
Did they even mention Jeter was out of the game?
We are 3 outs away from the possibility of David Phelps starting Game 2 of the ALCS.
Ha! More like we’re 3 outs away from going home in the 1st round for the second straight year. Phil ain’t winning Game 4. This game was the series. The only game Phelps is going to pitch in is tomorrow’s when Phil gives up his 2nd HR to Mark Reynolds.
It’s funny to think how so many people on this blog went nuts against Randy Levine when he overruled Cashman and signed Soriano. He might have been the Yankees most valuable pitcher this year.
Arod’s contract cancels out that 50x.
You gotta be kidding me. Girardi should be fired right now just because Raul hit that HR.
Three outs to go and the captain hurting, if we don’t get to Johnson the season’s on Hughes probably without the captain.
This inning might be the season. Need to scratch a run.
Sherman tweeting that Ibanez is on deck to pinch-hit for Arod.
If Ichiro gets to 1st or 2nd you MUST bunt A-Rod. At least let him help the team.
Which team seems like a “team” and which like a “collection of ballplayers.”
I hope ichiro gets on so arod can dp him so I won’t get my hopes up.
These are the NYY…and therefore I fully expect them to either win this game in the 9th or run the next two with W’s. The table is set as a easier than typical chance to get #28.
Get some positive thoughts going and quit being bitches! Go Yankees
Holy crap, Ibanez is in on deck circle.
Pinch hitting for Arod?
i don’t like the ibanez thing here
For, like, a 1/4 of a 1/4 of a second, I thought that had a chance to reach turf.
Wow, Ibanez hitting for Arod.
Wow. I’m pretty stunned at this.
boy that tells you everything
A game too late clown
Wow. A-rod. How far you have fallen.
Holy shit. They really are hitting for A Rod…
Damn Girardi, Arod was primed to hit one out.
Ahahaha enjoy the view, Alex.
JOE’S A GENIUS!!!!!!!!!! RAUL!!!!!!!!
Seriously how fucking great was the Ibanez signing?
FUCKING RAUL DOING IT AGAIN!
OLD MAN RIVER DOES IT AGAIN!!!
He did it. Girardi really did, it and paid the fudge off!
Holy shit. Girardi is a genius.
Raul for president…Joe is manager of the playoffs!!!
I BELIEVE IN VOLDEMORT!
Damn Girardi and his binder…oh wait…what happened?
WAY TO GO RAUL!! CHEAPEST HITTER ON THE ROSTER AND AT LEAST HE CAN HIT!!!
Our $27m player gets pinch hit for and Ibanez hits an HR, you can’t make this stuff up. I’ve said it before but there is truly only 1 Rivera.
YOU HAVE TO BE JOKING RAUL!
Raul Ibanez is the clutchiest clutch that ever clutched.
Little awkward seeing Mariano high-fiving A-Rod, who just got pinch hit for. It’s like Mariano was saying in his head, “YYYEAAAHHH, you *DO* suck!!!!”
Wow…. I am she’ll shocked right now
So how do all you fuckers who attacked me earlier today when I said bat I banez 3rd feel now
I think that broke RAB.
Broke for me also, too funny!
That may have broken the world.
I believe it is Garbage Time (TM)
wow what a horrible strike.
Gotta leave Soriano in, methinks.
Well, now they have to do something that they haven’t done in awhile. Beat Baltimore in extra innings
There is a God
He benches Raul the hottest hitter in the end of the season to play swisher the clown, and bats the second hottest batter 8th in martin. Girardi needs to go. Ride the hot bats.
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