ALDS Game Three Spillover Thread II


Raul Ibanez will live forever.

Categories : Game Threads, Playoffs


  1. xnyles says:

    Raul The dirty bird.

  2. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Shutdown inning please.

  3. Eddard reboot v.1.0 says:

    Great move by Girardi. Now why can’t they move Alex down in the order? Doesn’t pinch hitting for him in the 9th hurt his ego as much as moving him down would? Raul should be playing, not A-Rod.

  4. yanks says:

    any doubt sori loses it?

  5. Johnny Damon says:

    You should have signed me!!

  6. xnyles says:

    Aldino gets on my nerves.

  7. MannyGeee says:

    Andino, being a fucking pest

  8. David N says:

    I keep hearing about how one wants to stay out of Voldemort’s clutches. But I can’t figure out why.

  9. Stratman9652 says:

    Alright so who didn’t expect a Raul bomb when he came up there?

  10. MFIKY can’t make it easy.

    Two cracks for the O’s to go back in front. Ridiculous.

  11. youngmanalex says:

    ibanez earned himself a muthafukn spot on the lineup.

  12. BJ says:

    Can we clone Ibanez eight times and have an entire lineup of him?

  13. Eddard reboot v.1.0 says:

    Win or lose Ibanez should be DHing tomorrow and not A-Rod, period.

  14. Deep Thoughts says:

    First of all, how can Michael Kay suggest anything associated with a Yankee Stadium event is free?

    Secondly, not to feed the trolls, but A-Rod’s lips really do look purple. I wonder if I need to adjust the color settings.

    Lastly, every time I switch on Ernie Johnson something bad happens. I am muting that sucker right now, so everyone chill out.

  15. Cy Pettitte says:


  16. Tom says:

    Hell yeah!

  17. Pete says:

    Jason Nix – True Yankee.

  18. MannyGeee says:

    Jayson Nix!!!!!!!!! Defense baby!

  19. Need Pitching & Hitting says:


    Win now please.

  20. Eddard reboot v.1.0 says:

    There’s some magical shit going on right now and it’s in our favor.

  21. David N says:

    Go. Win. This. Thing.

  22. Raffy is two inches away from giving Baltimore the lead back.

    Lucky fucker.

    But we’ll take it.

  23. Hans Moleman says:


  24. Mike N says:


  25. Alexh says:


    Alexh says:
    October 10, 2012 at 10:20 pm
    Its just bad managing to not hit Ibanez for A Rod against Johnson

  26. Ethan says:

    I don’t want to hear any more of this bullshit about how the orioles are 75-0 after leading through 8. END THIS GAME NOW!

  27. Countryclub says:

    Come on Teix!!!,

  28. The Orioles only extra inning losses came against the Yankees.

    Make it 16-3, and 0-3 against the Yankees. WIN THIS GAME!

  29. Bartolo's Colon says:

    didn’t have much confidence for sori there, thank god nix is playing defense.


  30. The Real Greg says:

    If they (the Yankees) pull this off, they win the series.

    Buck will have a huge psychological hurdle to jump if the Orioles lose in extra innings for the first time in 15 tries and for the first time all year when leading after 7.

  31. JMK says:

    Stupid question maybe but…what does “MFIKY” stand for?

  32. stanley a says:

    Wow. Orioles get BABIP fucked for a change.

    Win this fucker now.

  33. Tino!_24 says:

    As Sterling would say “Raul…so cool!” Let’s finish this please. Take no prisoners!

  34. Tom says:

    Russell 2nd row Yankee stadium special is a coming…

    And running around the bases he’ll be yelling 3/30mil Cashman!

  35. Cuso says:

    Walk this sumbitch off Tex

  36. warren says:

    so big tex? big hit? come on! sounds like a great idea!!!

  37. Ethan says:

    Don’t just try and homer, play some small ball here!

  38. MannyGeee says:

    If I have to hear about the ‘bowling ball’ any more, I might lose my fucking mind. That and the ‘frisbee’ are absolutely killing me

  39. stanley a says:

    Tex hit a pop up? No way.

  40. FachoinaNYY says:


  41. BJ says:

    Tex, big hit? Nope. Pop up.

  42. Strike out some more, Kurtis.

  43. ArchStanton says:

    Good Lord Granderson.

  44. David N says:

    So we’re back to this, are we?

  45. The Real Greg says:

    Damn JOhnson’s pitches have movement.

  46. stanley a says:

    Granderson struck out? No way.

  47. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Walk off Russ is up.

  48. Hans Moleman says:

    I mean, can Gardy be any worse in CF?

  49. Bartolo's Colon says:

    fu granderson

  50. Belphegor says:

    Granderson <or= ARod

  51. MannyGeee says:

    Kurtis is on full display tonight man….

  52. Widget says:

    Granderson should be benched. He is an automatic out.

  53. Mike N says:

    Well, that was ineffectual.

  54. Eddard reboot v.1.0 says:

    So we’ve got DRob for 2 and then Phelps I guess. They’ve got Matusz and then they’ll have to go into their other pitchers.

  55. Bartolo's Colon says:

    hey, if someone gets on next inning, raul will get a shot!

  56. BigBlueAL says:

    Next game Arod bats 8th and Grandy 9th lol

  57. SammySosasBleachingCream says:

    Curtis has some of the quickest, most feeble strikeouts I’ve ever seen.

  58. Karl Krawfid says:

    So sick of Cano and Tex man.

  59. Adam says:

    J Nix plays the hero…mark it down.

  60. The Real Greg says:

    I know he K’s so much, but it seems that nobody cares about the K anymore. Adam Dunn is making tons of money from the White Sox.

  61. Well…


    That could be tougher. I really don’t want to do this again, so win this one in the 11th, Yankees.

  62. Eddard reboot v.1.0 says:

    Gardner hasn’t hit since April but he couldn’t be any worse. Stick him out in CF tomorrow, play Chavy at 3rd and Raul at DH. Can’t be any worse then Grandy and Alex.

  63. MannyGeee says:

    Not gonna lie…. Win or lose I was feeling pretty good about being in bed twice this week before midnight… Yet here we are

  64. The Real Greg says:

    Hey, look what Smoltz said. Best managerial job yet by Girardi this year.

  65. Andy Pettitte's Fibula says:

    At least Granderson fell off a cliff BEFORE he was signed to a long term contract.

  66. toad says:

    Granderson K’s. Big surprise.

  67. Dumb fan denying another DeWayne Wise opportunity.

  68. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Dumb fan. Stick it in his glove.

  69. MannyGeee says:

    Asshole. Hand him the ball… Let’s ge the out there, fucking idiot fan

  70. Ethan says:

    Fans are so idiotic!

  71. Pete says:

    Yay for rested bullpen!

  72. MannyGeee says:

    Who gets the 11th for baltimore? Also, was that the 1st k for the Yankees tonight?

  73. MannyGeee says:

    The crowd showed up in the 8th…

  74. Athenian says:

    Granderson, should just not even bat and ask to be an auto out. Meh, same thing I guess.

  75. OMG! Bagels! says:

    No Jeter, Mo, Andy.

    Let’s see if the ghosts can help these fellas.

  76. youngmanalex says:

    i need mark tex to stop being a-rod and earn his paycheck.

  77. Andy Pettitte's Fibula says:

    Robertson found that missing velocity there.

  78. MannyGeee says:

    Wow, jones is tall and DRob is short

  79. stanley a says:

    D-Rob is a badass.

  80. Three up, three down.

    Time to win it.

  81. Bartolo's Colon says:

    need to finish this here

  82. Mike N says:

    Good job Robertson! Now one run!

  83. The Real Greg says:

    You wonder if Buck uses Matusz whether Joe will pinch hit Nunez for Chavez.

  84. David N says:

    D-Rob doing work.

    Summon Voldemort to the plate this inning, perhaps?

  85. Ethan says:

    Ok, let’s just get the leadoff man! Don’t think of walkoff homer, play some small ball!

  86. Hall and Nokes says:

    Get it to Raul

  87. BigBlueAL says:

    This has turned from being one of the most frustrating Yankee games ever to one of the most exciting lol

  88. Adam says:

    We probably see Matusz now, no? Ichiro and Raul due up.

  89. CS Yankee says:

    Win this now so St Phil of high heat can get some rest for tomorrow’s W.

  90. Coco says:

    Windblown triple? These guys are fucking assholes

  91. captain kiwi says:

    just got in and i am actually kinda glad i missed most of this game. i dunno that my heart could take all 11 innings.

  92. BigBlueAL says:

    How the hell do you not pinch-hit Nunez for Chavez with Matusz pitching??

  93. Tino!_24 says:

    Barf bag at my side for these announcers

  94. Cuso says:

    Nix? Unlikely hero?

  95. VT Yankee Fan says:

    Which game ends first this one or Oak-Det?

  96. captain kiwi says:

    gardner either has a huge head or a teeny tiny face.

  97. Mike N says:

    Loud out.

  98. Pete says:

    Heart just stopped.

  99. Need Pitching & Hitting says:


  100. MannyGeee says:

    Well… nix made it interesting, that’s for sure

  101. Adam says:

    Ugh that was ball four.

  102. BigBlueAL says:

    Damnit Nix gotta be taking a pitch there. Swung at ball 4 shit.

  103. ArchStanton says:

    Was it ball four?

  104. Hummingbird S. says:

    thought that was gone..

  105. stanley a says:

    Dammit. Nix juuuuuuuust missed a walk-off homer.

  106. Sitting here, saying “don’t swing 3-1, don’t swing 3-1″. That’s why. DIDN”T NEED a HR there. And that fences-swing, predictably, misfired.

  107. Mike N says:

    C’mon, ICHIRO!!!

  108. Dan says:

    How about a single? Please?

  109. Widget says:

    Can anyone take a freaking walk!!!!!!!! That was pathetic. So sick of how these clowns approach every at bat. Long needs to go.

  110. Mike N says:


  111. Bartolo's Colon says:

    fuck, does our offense blow. really need to hold it here to give ibanez and cano a shot

  112. BigBlueAL says:

    When was the last Yankee baserunner not counting Ibanez’s HR??

  113. Wieters-Thome-Reynolds.

    Serious power. DRob better be sharp.

  114. Captain_Turbo says:

    Lord Voldemort is first up next inning.

  115. Widget says:

    game over. Reynolds is going yard.

  116. MannyGeee says:

    That was a bum out inning.

  117. Total Dominication says:

    Ibanez will live forever Mike? Of course he will, that’s why he made all of those horocruxes.

  118. JLC 776 says:

    This ninth inning buzz is really starting to wear off.

    So who’s taking Kevin Long’s job next year? How do we change the culture of YS3 hitting?

    • TomH says:

      If Long goes, 5 gets you 10 that ARod’s hitting improves.

      • Mikhel says:

        I don’t see it happening unless the Yankees allow Rudy Jaramillo to work again with ARod at the Stadium. Since Jaramillo has not been allowed, ARod’s batting has decreased and his injuries have increased. Maybe it has to do with mechanics.

  119. Eddard reboot v.1.0 says:

    DRob for one more then Phelps. Os have Matusz for one more then who? Strop? If so we’ve got a shot. Ayala?

  120. MannyGeee says:

    Prince Fielder…. So good at hitting. That is a bum out, was hoping for 5 games there.

  121. Things will need to be broken if the Orioles win another extra innings ballgame.

  122. Bartolo's Colon says:

    not one walk today, that is pretty crappy.

    cmon drob, then lets do it in the bottom of the 12th

  123. Hummingbird S. says:

    D-Rob’s second inning is never a great experience. Have Joba up, please.

  124. Karl Krawfid says:

    Got to get D-Rob out of the game.

    Topping out at around 90 now.

  125. TomH says:

    Save the Houdini stuff for the regular season.

  126. Mick taylor says:

    WHy didn’t girardi have Nunez pinch hit for Chavez and why did girardi let nix swing away on 3-1And where are all the assholes who attacked me when I said earlier today ibanez should bat 3rd

  127. The Real Greg says:

    Here’s a guy who’s just looking to homer.

  128. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Nice play.

  129. MannyGeee says:

    Tex making it look easy tonight

  130. TomH says:

    I dunno about this matchup

  131. Hummingbird S. says:

    Mark! Absolutely beautiful!

  132. Dan says:

    Would it be Joba, Phelps, or Lowe next inning?

  133. Fricken’ muffed pop up.

    That better not be costly.

  134. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    What the fuck?

  135. ArchStanton says:

    Oh come on.

  136. Cy Pettitte says:


  137. David N says:

    Oh man….

  138. Bartolo's Colon says:

    you have to be kidding me, horrible

  139. MannyGeee says:

    Fucking Christ. It’s like keystone cops in front of the mound…. Get outta the goddam way!

  140. Pete says:

    Jesus Montero….

  141. Hummingbird S. says:

    no words for that play… drob with the moronic block

  142. stanley a says:

    Shit happens

    If Reynolds ends up being the winning run, I might just not even bother watching tomorrow.

  143. David N says:


  144. jon says:

    where is the infield fly rule when you need it

  145. The Real Greg says:

    That’s fine. Get the next out. Reynolds doesn’t have much speed and he didn’t homer.

  146. Adam says:

    Great play there by D-Rob, good instincts to end the inning.

  147. Cy Pettitte says:

    holy shit that was not fun to watch

  148. Hummingbird S. says:

    thank god! time to win this shit

  149. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    DRob needs some PFP.

  150. sciota says:

    JEEBUS !!! those were two ugly plays

  151. Pete says:

    Wow, that could have been disastrous in all kinds of ways…

  152. At least Dave didn’t fuck up on defense on consecutive plays.



  153. Bartolo's Colon says:

    robertson, nice pitching, horrendous fielding

  154. BigBlueAL says:

    Robertson making the end of that inning pretty interesting.

  155. David N says:

    Let’s end this now, please. Because I’m not sure how many more times I can hear this Wendy’s ad without throwing my radio out the window.

  156. TomH says:

    Isn’t Matusz the guy the Yanks used to knock around? When did he get good?

  157. TampaYankee says:

    I still want to punch that fan for not putting the ball in Swishers glove.

    He’s popping out with the ball acting like he’s the man, what a tool.

  158. MannyGeee says:

    Drob looking like a middle LB tonight, first the blocking foul on the popup, then the fumble recovery on the muffed grounder, then the little bump-out-of-bounds on the tag there…

    Seriously, why is this game becoming an issue with the east shit right now.

  159. Hans Moleman says:

    It would be nice to get the winning hit off Matusz, break what brittle confidence he has.

  160. Not liking Ibanez vs. the lefty here.

  161. Guest says:

    There are seven horcuxes in the right field porch. The Dark Lord must go there again and again!

  162. Mike N says:



  163. The Real Greg says:


  164. Stratman9652 says:

    Are you fucking kidding me????

  165. stanley a says:




  166. Eddard reboot v.1.0 says:

    I DON’T BELIVE IT!!!!!! RAULS!!!!!!!!!

  167. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    I fucking love Raul Ibanez!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  168. Psy says:


  169. Captain_Turbo says:

    Long live Voldemort!!!!!

  170. Ethan says:


  171. Hummingbird S. says:


  172. King George says:



  174. RkyMtnYank says:

    Holy flyin fucks!!!!!!!!!!!!

  175. Tom Q says:

    Miracle Man!

  176. Winter says:


  177. DC says:


  178. BJ says:


  179. Tom says:


  180. Robert Heenan says:

    Babe Ruth…Lou Gehrig….Mickey Mantle…Raul Ibanez.

  181. Mike N says:

    That was absolutely AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  182. Jack says:

    Holy shit holy shit holy shit

  183. BigBlueAL says:


  184. PsiFighter37 says:


  185. David N says:


  186. Hans Moleman says:

    Batting 4th, Number 27 Raul Ibanez, Number 27

  187. MannyGeee says:

    Ok Ibanez, you win…. I give up. I love you. Don’t ever change.

  188. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Raul Ibanez saved the season.

  189. captain kiwi says:


  190. Pat D says:

    You cannot the Dark Lord’s existence!!

  191. China Joe says:

    Here’s a math equation for you bitches:
    RaulMagic > OrioleMagic

  192. MannyGeee says:

    Look at that sports coat… Fantastic!

  193. BJ says:

    Those trolls left awful fast.

  194. Need Pitching & Hitting says:


  195. Ethan says:


  196. Mick taylor says:

    I am still waitingon the assholes who ridiculed me when I said in the early day Alex thread. That ibanez should bat 3rd ahead of cano

  197. Pat D says:

    Was anyone listening to Sterling? How apeshit dideth he go?

  198. MikeM says:

    Hey where did all the bridge jumpers go?

  199. BigBlueAL says:

    Beginning to get that 2009 feeling….

    • Adam says:

      Indeed. And as much as people bitch about struggling offenses, that is how the playoffs go. One swing, one play makes the difference.

    • Tom Q says:

      As soon as Ibanez hit the first home run, I thought, this is not like the last couple of years. The team wasn’t getting wins like this over the past two seasons.

    • Ethan says:

      Really reminds me of the Tex walk off shot against the Twins in the ALDS

  200. Tino!_24 says:

    So he CAN hit lefties – so much for playin the percentages B.S WHOOOO WHOOOO!! Now let’s go to the YES channel for some sane commentary!!!

  201. Adam says:

    heh heh…as a DC resident i am going to tune in to the Orioles MASN post game. Should be fun.

  202. TomH says:

    Fantastic. It’s why baseball is the king of all specator sports. Nothing like it for inch by inch suspense and drama and then sudden explosions.

  203. stanley a says:

    Lord Voldemort uses Avada Kedavra on the Baltimore Orioles…

    …It’s super effective!

  204. Captain_Turbo says:

    If Raul isn’t batting in the top half of the order tomorrow, there is no justice.

    • David N says:

      I thought that too. But then I thought that it would be nice to keep him on the bench, so you’d be able to pick which sucking hitter to replace.

      • Laz says:

        Yep, he has been gold off the bench. I doubt he has the same result if he had started the game. It is all about situation and being in the right state of mind.

  205. Anthony says:

    Holy hell what a game for Raul

  206. Mike Axisa says:

    yea, ibanez is useless. they should have cut ties with him years ago

  207. JLC 776 says:

    I don’t know what else to say. I hated everything about this game except for the stunning, improbable, Aura and Mystique(tm)-esque win – and even that came by way of sheer power… but… but… holy cow, I’m drained after that.

  208. JLC 776 says:

    Oh, and how many people still want Cashman fired? You can say what you want about Jesus-Pineda (which isn’t a bust quite yet), but that guy’s moves have saved this team this year.

    • Mikhel says:

      “that guy’s moves have saved this team this year.”

      It’s all relative, with the right moves the Yankees panorama would be different (maybe a sweep), then again, not always means that the right moves will pay off in the end (right moves as in acquiring productive young players, or not trading rookies for non-proven injury prone fastballers).

      Though the one I want to see gone is JoeG, too stubborn and too dependent of the binder.

  209. Tino!_24 says:

    Bucky looks like he’s crying at the press conf

  210. Adam says:

    Saunders tomorrow Buck just announced.

  211. stanley a says:

    Buck Showalter is getting emotional in his post-game interview.

    He knows the Orioles have to play again tomorrow right?

  212. jm says:

    cal ripkin is crying in a bathroom right now

  213. Total Dominication says:

    That was the most amazing baseball experience of my life.

  214. Mikhel says:

    I’m still in shock… HOLY FUCKING SHIT!!

  215. So Cool says:

    What Raul did was absolutely incredible tonight. Gotta give a lot of credit to Hiroki and the pen though too. They kept us in it the entire time and made that possible. Still shaking from what just happened.

  216. G says:

    Best game I’ve ever gone to. Not close. At all. Went from horrible, to amazing, to nervewracking, to running around hugging random people. Didn’t even watch him round the bases, was too excited to think.

  217. DGH says:

    Some of my thoughts on game 3. Unreal. One of my favorite wins of all-time.


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