ALDS Game Three Thread: Orioles @ Yankees

Win or lose, Hughes will start Game Four
ALDS Game Three Spillover Thread

For the last 15 years or so, Camden Yards has been a home away from home for the Yankees. Fans always made the trip down while the Orioles were cellar-dwellers, and the park was always filled with more Yankees fans than hometown fans. It was the same way for the Red Sox as well. That wasn’t the case in the first two games of the ALDS though, the first two playoff games in B’more in a decade and a half. Now the series shifts to the Bronx.

The Yankees, like most teams, are a far better club at home and that should give them an advantage for the remainder of the series. The Bombers are also throwing their most reliable starter in Game Three tonight, reliable in the sense that Hiroki Kuroda performed well all season while his rotation-mates got hurt and/or struggled. He’ll become the first Japanese pitcher to start a playoff game in team history. Here are the lineups…

Baltimore Orioles
LF Nate McLouth
SS J.J. Hardy
RF Chris Davis
CF Adam Jones
C  Matt Wieters
DH Jim Thome
1B Mark Reynolds
2B Ryan Flaherty
3B Manny Machado

RHP Miguel Gonzalez (9-4, 3.25)

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

RHP Hiroki Kuroda (16-11, 3.32)

It was drizzling in New York earlier this morning, but the weather has cleared up and we’ll have our first rain delay-free game of the series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:37pm ET and can be seen on TBS. If the Giants and Reds are still playing, the start of this game will air on TNT. Enjoy the game.

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Win or lose, Hughes will start Game Four
ALDS Game Three Spillover Thread
  • Eddard reboot v.1.0

    Best case scenario tonight – Hiroki pitches a gem, offense gets on track and Yanks win easily. The Amazin As cap off the night with a win in Game 4, forcing Verlander to pitch Game 5.

  • Knoxvillain

    A-Rod still at third. God, I really hate Girardi.

    • vnymfk

      because chavy and nunie are much better options right?

      • Knoxvillain

        I would rather A-Rod be completely out of the lineup. Since that won’t happen, 6th is fine with me.

      • Mike

        A-Rod is DH tonight. So he’s referring to A-Rod batting 3rd in the lineup. Not playing third base.

    • commerce

      Managers today are afraid to offend their stars–show more “respect” for the feelings of multi-millionaires than of those felt by the bill-paying, team-loving fan. The days when Billy met Reggie in the dugout on the network “Game of the Week” tilt, ate his ass out, threatened to kick it are over–all happened AFTER removing Sir Reggie from the game.

  • Ben

    Hey Guyz…. need your help. I am headed to the game just now straight from the office, is it possible to carry a laptop bag into the stadium? if not is there anywhere to check such bag?
    thank you

    • Ben

      Never mind no help for this… Yankees Suck… stadium policies that is..

    • vnymfk

      Leave it in the trunk. What kind of car you driving boss?

  • Kevin G.

    Let’s fucking go

  • Zack

    Swisher should be benched for this game. Take a chance with Raul in right. At least his bat can bring in runs.

    • Mike

      Or Raul in left with Ichiro in right. Either or, I agree. I’d take a chance with Ibanez in the field if it meant his bat can be in the lineup as opposed to Swisher’s.

    • commerce

      Swish might just benefit from getting some pine–regularly drives in runs in season (93? in ’12) but just gets too hyper in postseason.

  • dkidd

    crush them

  • Mark in VT

    Reality: ARod batting third was not THE reason why the Yankees lost last game. Let’s move on from this.

    • Knoxvillain

      It’s a legitimate concern. Having arguably your worst hitter batting in front of Cano and right after Ichiro is not going to help the team.

      • dkidd

        you could also argue it’s the spot that gets him the best pitches to hit and therefore the best chance to break out

        • Knoxvillain

          He’s had two games and all of September and sucked ass. He had his chance. He is not a number three hitter. He is the worst hitter in their starting line up and he’s batting third.

          • Mike

            You can argue Granderson or even Tex being worse though of course there’s no arguing that Granderson and Tex have a bit more power nowadays.

          • dkidd

            let’s see what he does tonight dh-ing. i actually thought he swung better in game two

      • commerce

        It is legit, to be certain–G5-7 in ’04 in ALCS, entire ’05, ’06, ’07, ’10 & ’11 fizzles are more than a big enough sample that Alex shrinks from the big stage. His brilliant and heroic ’09 shows us he can rise up. Too bad he can’t do half that well at least every other postseason series. JoeG has him in there…maybe…

  • DERP

    I am feeling very confident.

  • MannyGeee

    Left hand: Fullers London Pride. Right Hand: giant Delmonico steak.

    I’ve got my gear, lets fucking do this!

    • TCMiller30

      Are those the names of your balls? Interesting

  • jjyank

    Let’s do this, boys! I could use some lifted spirits around these parts after being surrounded by bridge-jumping Nats fans all afternoon.

    • Eddard reboot v.1.0

      It’s their own fault. They should have pitched Strasburg. You just don’t know if you’ll get another chance this good. There are no guarantees. You go with your best in the postseason regardless of pitch counts, innings limits or number of days rest.

      • jjyank

        I don’t agree with that. I do think that they should have held him back until May/June so he could pitch deeper into the season, but whatever.

  • oldmanalex

    lincecum bounced back BIG. damn, i wonder how that makes your manager look…

  • Dan

    Did girardi forget ibanez existed?

    • Mike

      Swisher begged, so Girardi put him Swisher in instead.

      • Dan

        What was wrong with arod at 3rd and ibanez dh

        • Need Pitching & Hitting

          Chavez 500/500/1000 against Gonzales (6 PA)

          SSS, but that’s why.

  • Electric nunez

    Big shock TNT blowing the Os bigtime to open the broadcast in NYC

    • Dan

      Ahh didn’t realize that, thanks

  • jjyank

    Yankees with the best home record, O’s with the best road record, hm? Sounds a lot like the 2009 World Series.

    This is a completely meaningless comparison, I just found it interesting.

  • Captain_Turbo

    Game on TV: check. Beer in hand: check. Ready for the first troll-sighting: double-check.

    • CUYanks

      Just wait for a 1-0 count.

    • jjyank

      If the Yankees are losing, you might need to get a beer in the other hand too, if you’re worried about the trolls :P

      • Captain_Turbo

        I have plenty in reserve. :)

      • Ethan

        I don’t think very many people here are trolls. They just may not take losing as well as you seem to.

        • jjyank

          ….there are plenty of trolls. Plenty of people who also don’t practice Zen Baseball, as well, but still plenty of trolls.

          • Dan Gold

            You’re the biggest troll

  • CountryClub

    SSS, but cano, Grandy and swisher are 0-18 vs Gonzalez.

    • Rivera Venue Blues

      I predict we’ll be seeing them do some damage this game…mark my words.

  • Electric nunez

    If swisher doesnt get a hit girardi can protect cano with a ph of Ibanez/nunez.

  • Electric nunez

    Is this the oriloes network or what?

  • Electric nunez

    The drink game tonight is a shot for everytime they mention jeffery myer.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Seriously? Promoting the Orioles sentimentality by using the Nick Adenhart connection (tenuous at best)?

    That’s pretty pathetic.

  • Awesomo

    A-rod will go 3-5 with 3 rbis, and a walk.

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      No he won’t

      • Awesomo

        yuh huh! BELIEVE!

        • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

          Okay. Yes he will.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    I’m probably asking the wrong crowd, but when I leave work tonight I have two options: go over my buddies house, watch south park, have a few beers, and possibly spark up or go home and watch the end of the yankee game alone and sober. Which should I do?

    • Knoxvillain

      Judging on the Yankees offense all year and Miguel Gonzalez, I’d have some beers.

      • DC

        Then why are you on the board?

    • jjyank

      Playoff baseball, baby!

      But do what your heart desires, Plouffster.

      • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

        my heart desires both! Lol

        • jjyank

          Why can’t you do both? Do your friends hate baseball?

          • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

            Of the people that are probably going to be there:
            2 Hate sports
            2 are apathetic to baseball
            1 hates baseball
            1 Is a Met fan

            • jjyank

              That’s lame. I dunno man, I can’t help you make that call. I’d probably go with the Yankees, since I could hang with them all off season without worry, but not my call.

            • Rivera Venue Blues

              So there are 2 guys there total?

          • CUYanks

            And, if so, why are they your friends?

            • Awesomo

              Most of my friends are hicks who don’t like baseball. Only a few of them do, and they probably wouldn’t want to watch the Yankees.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Oh good. More stellar defense.

  • Electric nunez

    Swisher already jittered

  • Electric nunez

    Thank you hardy for helping that base was stole.

  • cjc

    off the bag fycks yeah

  • Electric nunez

    Huge break lol

  • Cy Pettitte

    oh great, now we’re gonna have push gate with Jeter

  • Knoxvillain

    I hope Jeter did push him off. He’s a bitch anyway. McClouth and Chris Davis are now my most hated baseball players. Baltimore has to be juicing.

  • jjyank

    Wow. Looks like he did come off by a hair. Good call.

  • jon

    if anything jeters foot kept him on the bag

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

    Kramerica Industries is here.

    Now it’s time for the Yankees offense to do the same, and pound the ever living shit out of Miguel Gonzalez.

    • jjyank

      Welcome sir, and +1 on the sentiment.

  • Electric nunez

    Nice settle in irok his first inning is his worst.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Kent Hrbek/Chili Davis revisited

  • Eddard reboot v.1.0

    Great call by that ump. It’s gonna be a good night.

  • Karl Krawfid

    That ump at second base has some good vision because damn he barely came off the bag.

  • Ethan

    Find it funny how they listed everyone’s gold gloves except for Chavez. What’s up with that?

  • King George

    Meh. That was a questionable call on McLouth. Not gonna lie.

    • jjyank

      He definitely came off, on the replay there. Whether or not Jeter influenced it is up for debated, but he came off for sure.

      • King George

        That’s what I was referring to. Yikes!

  • Mike N

    Just got home in time to see the lineup. A-Rod is still in the three slot?????

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

    Well, Miguel Gonzalez strike outs are already in full frothe.

  • Electric nunez

    When did this guy become Verlander?
    Booth bias much?

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    A-Bomb. I feel it.

  • oldmanalex

    o god here goes…..the arod circus

  • Brandon Mauk

    Yeah, let’s not make Gonzalez look like Halladay

  • cjc

    no one told me we were facing the greatest pitcher in history thank god tbs could clue me in

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      He’s like a combination of Cy Young and Walter Johnson rolled into a Pedro Martinez, you didn’t know?

      • cjc

        and what a story the first guy to ever deal with injuries at a young age

        • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

          Oh, the adversity he had to over come!!! Don’t even get me started! Frankly I’m amazed he isn’t Sportsman of The Year every single year!!!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Stadium sounds dead.

  • Hummingbird S.

    2.2 K/BB ratio on the year, 18:1 K:BB against the Yankees this year. Always great when they make an average guy great.

  • Brandon Mauk

    This stadium is a joke

  • Knoxvillain

    I don’t even want to watch anymore. I can feel Gonzalez is going to own us again. Fuck me.

  • Awesomo

    WE DID IT!

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

    Well, at least he didn’t strike out this time.

  • youngmanalex

    maybe I could influence that fool positively, somehow..

  • Electric nunez

    Why is boomer wells not calling this game instead of mr oriloes and mr yankee hater?

    • Knoxvillain

      I like Ripken. Smoltz sucks though. He’s still butthurt over 1996.

      • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

        I like Ripken too, but it’s obvious to anybody with any sense that he is Mr. Oriole and he is clearly rooting for them to win this series.

        • Knoxvillain

          I don’t blame him. If Jeter was to ever call a game like this we all know he would be Mr. Yankee.

          • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

            Nor do I. I blame TBS for sticking a life long Oriole on a Orioles @ Yankees series.

            • Knoxvillain

              It might be a little annoying, but at least it isn’t Joe Buck and Tim McCarver. I’d have to watch the whole damn game on mute.

      • Hall and Nokes

        The whole booth is.

    • cjc

      I don’t think he’s been crazy mr oriole this series but having Cal on these games is a joke

    • TomH

      Because he talked too much last time he was in a booth, laughed inappropriately, and sounded like some guy who had wondered in from the bleachers.

      Which is not to say that Mr. O’s and the Yankee Hater should be in the booth.

      • Electric nunez

        Then id wish they would borrow Cone or Leiter,those guys are great.

    • Karl Krawfid

      Boomer was an O.

      O’s everywhere.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    …where did that 0-2 miss?

    • DC

      Thome gets 4 strikes in the new CBA.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Yankees hitters better get the same tight zone

  • cjc

    I think you could hear a pin drop we don’t even clap with 2 strikes anymore

    • TomH

      Well-to-do, people-of-distinction tend to be tight-assed at games.

  • Brandon Mauk

    Hope that comebacker is nothing serious. Scary

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    My god I will not miss the Train “Drive By” Ford commercial after this season…IT’S BRUTAL please make it stop!!!

  • JonS

    Kuroda was wincing there. Hope he’s ok!

  • Ethan

    Love that Buick commercial, cause, you know, i just love buicks so much.

    • jjyank

      Heh. I love Buicks too. Just…goregeous…cars? Yeah, cars.

      • Ethan

        Absolutely, nothing to do with the beautiful blond supermodel driving it.

  • Knoxvillain

    No Mr. Tilapia tonight?

    • jjyank

      Do you miss him?

      • Knoxvillain

        Usually he’s here. Just curious.

        LAY OFF ME

        • jjyank

          I wasn’t aware that I was laying “on” you. Coulda sworn it was my couch.

  • Hall and Nokes

    What makes anyone think we will hit this AAAA junkballer tonight?

  • ItWasaThing

    Is it the open concourses that make this stadium seem so much quieter than the old stadium? Or has there been that much of a change in fans attending? Fewer younger, more intense fans; more older fans who are a little more laid back?

    • jjyank

      Probably a combination. The design of the new stadium definitely softens the noise level, I’ve noticed.

      Am I the only one who just doesn’t care, though?

      • ItWasaThing

        Possibly. The sentimentality of the stadium rocking in the 90s is a big part of what makes the playoffs. I think there’s something to be said about 50,000 people making a building physically shake to set an intimidating atmosphere.

        • jjyank

          I’m willing to bet that we as fans overestimate this “atmosphere” thing. I like the new stadium, personally.

    • Electric nunez

      The field mike is muffled too TBS wants it that way so it sounds like a spring training game.

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      I think that all plays a factor. Also there’s much more of a corporate feel at the new stadium. It’s more of a golf clap and “yes, quite” crowd than a “LET’S GO YANKES!!” type of crowd these days.

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

      It’s a number of things.

      Open concourses and the 2nd/3rd decks are further away from the field than the old Stadium, where the decks were more-or-less stacked on each other (at the cost of sightlines in some places). Sound simply doesn’t trap as easily as it used to.

      The fans are also a factor, but I don’t believe the critical one.

  • Cy Pettitte

    great AB Robinson

  • Electric nunez

    First pitch robbie? Really the first at bat

  • King George

    Holy shit. Lets help this guy more and swing at the first pitch more often!

    • The Real Greg

      Actually Mike suggested that they do just that in the pitcher preview.

  • The Real Greg

    How did this team have the best record in the American League? They are so streaky.

    • Ethan

      because when they’re hot, they really hot. Hence the 2 months of .750 baseball.

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

    There goes the perfect game.

    Whew.

    • Hall and Nokes

      All Swisher postseason PA’s are deemed outs so the perfecto is still alive.

  • ItWasaThing

    GARBAGE TIME!!

  • mt

    Crowd is so dead.

    • The Real Greg

      That’s what happens when the postseason is just routine up to the Worlds Series.

  • cjc

    fuck why not

  • Electric nunez

    Start the runner next time

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

      Swisher running with Wieters behind the plate? Nope.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      Tex was 0-3 with 3 K’s against Gonzales.
      Probably not a good time to start the runner.

  • Hummingbird S.

    very pathetic offense

    • The Real Greg

      Did you “expect” that?

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Mark Reynolds is Don Mattingly

    • Hall and Nokes

      Expand on that. Is he ordering his teammates to bunt?

  • Karl Krawfid

    Wooo pull hitters

  • Brandon Mauk

    Mother of God. This guy isn’t good

  • King George

    Jeez, this team…far too similar to a Murphy’s Law team.

    • The Real Greg

      Then how did they win 95 games? Answer me. If you have a good reason, say so.

      • ItWasaThing

        There were 95 instances in which the yankees scored more runs than they allowed. I will allow you to do the arithmetic. You will find it all checks out.

      • King George

        Dude. Seriously. You comment on everything. Chill out. Fight the urge. If you’re so easily offended, don’t say anything. Ignore it.

  • Chris

    Tex. bud, that was directly down the middle!

    • Karl Krawfid

      Down and away.

  • Electric nunez

    How about tori hunter in the offseason in RF next year hes old and cheap.

    • The Real Greg

      A lot of people have suggested that.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      He probably won’t be that cheap. And he’ll likely stay with the Angels.

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

    Oh, Ryan Flaherty.

    That’s lovely.

  • Knoxvillain

    Ryan who? Time for homework.

  • Cy Pettitte

    getting beat by scrubs again. so typical of this series.

    • The Real Greg

      These “scrubs” won 93 games.

      • Cy Pettitte

        I’m talking about Ryan Flaherty. guys like Wieters and Jones have done nothing but all these bottom of the order no name guys have like 2/3rds of their hits this series.

        • The Real Greg

          And no name guys make up 2/3 of their lineup.

          Chris Davis was a no name before this year.

          And as for Flaherty, 6 of his 33 hits this regular season were home runs.

          So he has power. Like everybody in that Orioles lineup has.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Ryan Flaherty… lol

  • BigBlueAL

    Flaherty hits a bomb. LOL

  • Eddard reboot v.1.0

    I said Kuroda would have to put up 6 or 7 zeroes to give us a chance to win. He’s just put us in a world of hurt. This team doesn’t hit Gonzalez and they don’t hit for Kuroda.

  • Kevin G.

    Ryan Flaherty

  • The Real Greg

    The magic continues. You can’t beat Lady Luck or Lady Fate as Keith Jackson said.

  • Adam

    Smoltz is right, crowd sounds comatose.

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

      Miguel Gonzalez dominated this team twice in this ballpark.

      They’re probably already expecting it to happen again. And I can’t blame them.

      • Adam

        Nah, is a bad trend that has gone on over the last few years. Fans are priced out, which is a problem. But is also a problem when there are such high expectations all the time that anything but success and the fans aren’t into it.

  • cjc

    Ryan fucking Flaherty why not

  • Karl Krawfid

    First pitch slider really?

  • Electric nunez

    Mr hater hatin the crowd now

    • Karl Krawfid

      The crowd is fucking dead. I said that at the start of the game.

      • Chris

        At least the consessions are nice….

    • cjc

      he’s a douche but not wrong what is this a cricket match

  • Mike N

    Kuroda will now settle down and allow no more runs.

  • MannyGeee

    aaaaaaaaarhghhhh!!!!! Eddard told me this would happen! the series is ovah… DOOMMMMMMMD!!!!!

  • stuart a

    crowd is dead because this team is old, slow, and suck…and yankee fans are spoiled beyond belief.

    arod almost got the ball out of the infield, sign him to an extension. let hank steinbrenner handle the negotiations…

    • jjyank

      what about teh parades….?

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

    It’s high time the Yankees stop letting this schmuck get hits against them.

    Nate McLouth sucks.

    • The Real Greg

      Nate McClouth was a former All Star.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        Greg,

        Nate McLouth sucks. That’s the end of the conversation.

      • cjc

        Nate Mclouth was seconds from indy ball

      • Tom

        Andruw Jones was a former all star.

        • The Real Greg

          And a borderline Hall of Famer.

          • Tom

            And yet he’s not hitting cleanup tonight…

            I wonder why?

            • The Real Greg

              Because he’s finished.

              Which McClouth isn’t. After hitting .268 for the O’s this season.

              • Tom

                Nate McClouth last 3 years (wRC+): 94, 90, 71

                Read: His best year in the last 3 years was 6% below average.

                But I guess batting average is a more comprehensive way of looking at it. My bad.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    Flaherty and McLouth…you cannot make this shit up.

  • King George

    Nate McLouth: steadily earning a 6/100 contract!

  • Electric nunez

    Kuroda not the same after being hit in the leg

    • Chris

      Hit him in the landing leg. I doubt it’s an issue.

  • Brandon Mauk

    This is how the Orioles keep winning games. Shitty player after shitty player keeps coming up. Ridiculous

    • Karl Krawfid

      Stop throwing shitty pitches.

  • Hummingbird S.

    strikezone is great

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    This strike zone is laughably small btw.

    • CUYanks

      That bodes well for a team down 1-0 early.

  • The Real Greg

    As someone said earlier, this Orioles team is like the 69 Mets without the pitching and more power.

    I would also compare them to the ’93 Phillies who beat Atlanta to get to the World Series.

    • BigBlueAL

      The 1993 Phillies won 97 games and outscored their opponents by 137 runs. Its an insult to them to be compared to this season’s Orioles.

      • The Real Greg

        John Kruk, a member of that Phillies team, did that himself. No matter how much of an idiot he is, he was there.

  • Chris

    I wonder if TBS will point out that 4 of those wins were vs Garcia and Nova?

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      Nah, that’s not important. All that matters is the 6 of 9.

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

        If this game were on YES, I wonder if Kay would go back into his rhetoric about “45,000-48,000 enemy fans could faze the Orioles” and all the other bullshit that didn’t prove to be true on three separate occasions this season.

        Not to sound like a bitter asshole, but it kinda goes both ways. The Orioles did win three games in the Bronx against Kuroda and Hughes.

      • Dan Gold

        FLOUFFE

      • fluffy

        Call me ;)

  • Brandon Mauk

    This stadium crowd is a joke

    • King George

      Absolutely right. Never heard it this quiet.

  • Knoxvillain

    One bad pitch from Kuroda. He’s been pitching well. Hopefully the Yankees can actually score some runs tonight.

    Also, I am 100% convinced that both McClouth and Chris Davis are using PEDs.

    • vin

      Wish they’d send some PEDs to the Yanks’ locker room.

  • Hummingbird S.

    time to get embarrassed by an average pitcher for 3 more outs.

  • Eddard reboot v.1.0

    You can hear a pin drop at the stadium. Don’t really blame them as the offense hasn’t given them anything to cheer about.

  • MannyGeee

    Ok. Can we please put USA hit or 2 against this little puke? Kthx

  • Clone Rivera it’s not illegal yet

    Why let people in the stadium if they won’t cheer? Anyone getting loud for 2 strikes?????

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    it would be nice if the yankees offense started to play like the yankees offense

  • Pat D

    I seriously think I’m going to watch this game on mute.

    Smoltz still can’t seem to understand that this isn’t the only park where it’s “easy” to hit home runs.

    • Ethan

      Especially if you’re a right handed batter

    • Clone Rivera it’s not illegal yet

      Yea I agree. He seems to forget the place of game 1 and 2 was in a tiny park also.

  • Hobs

    If only the announcers could hear how LOUD this board is….AMIRIGHT!!! WOOOO!

    • Ethan

      I think the 30-50 of us could be louder than that stadium.

  • King George

    Gonzalez is getting so stroked by these announcers.

  • cjc

    wow Granderson 0-2 shocking

    • cjc

      Russel must not have gotten te memo I’m sure Smoltz and co. will send it down

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

    Kurtis being efficient.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    nice AB Kurtis

  • SammySosasBleachingCream

    I will NOT miss Curtis.

  • Knoxvillain

    Fuck you, Granderson.

  • Pat D

    Stop swinging for the fucking fences, Curtis.

    • Pinedas’ Colada

      He’s a all-or-nothing hitter at this point.

  • Pinedas’ Colada

    The problem that I have with the new stadium is infact the crowds. Everywhere else, fans are going bonkers. As much as I do like the new stadium, the old stadium will always be the crown jewel.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    that is a sad ab

  • Hall and Nokes

    Haha they gave a Shutdown Innings stat?

  • Hummingbird S.

    watch a FB down the middle, swing at offspeed pitches out of the zone. I can’t understand why Granderson would strike out so much with an approach like that.

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

    Plate this run.

  • Clone Rivera it’s not illegal yet

    Thank god for Martin!

  • Karl Krawfid

    So Granderson, you take a fastball that splits the fucking plate in half only to swing at the same pitch in the dirt 2 times.

    • The Real Greg

      That’s the dilemma of a patient offense. Jesus….

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        A patient offense is supposed to take bad pitches and swing at good pitches. Curtis did the exact opposite.

        • The Real Greg

          And if he had grounded out on that pitch, all of you would have been saying, “What were you doing Curtis? Take the first pitch” And don’t say that’s not true.

          • Need Pitching & Hitting

            It’s not true. I’ve never once complained about a hitter swinging at a fastball down the middle.

            • The Real Greg

              Maybe not you, but people would. I’ve seen it before.

              • Need Pitching & Hitting

                A completely irrelevant point. Thank’s for sharing.

  • David N

    My favorite Martin.

    • MannyGeee

      Very witty there… Nice play on words

  • King George

    Curtis. Best AB of the series. Uno, dos, adios.

  • Knoxvillain

    Damn it, Martin. You should have stayed at first. Now it’s gonna be strike out, pop up.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    Russel Martin getting us started maybe?!

  • MannyGeee

    Russell doing his best Posada 2011 impression this season… A mess all season, smoking the ball inOctober

  • Clone Rivera it’s not illegal yet

    Look at the two loser suits in the front row. That’s why it’s quiet.

    • jjyank

      Did you expect a street bum in the first row?

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

      Real fans can’t have money, you know.

      • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

        Or Class. I’m not saying I’d suit up for a game at the stadium, but if I was having dinner at NY Steak before hand there is a chance I might.

        • Awesomo

          Kuroda gonna piss away the progress.

  • Ethan

    It’s only SSS if you’re on the yankees

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

    Shocking to see Reynolds make another diving play.

    Gold Glover.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Mark fucking Reynolds.

  • King George

    Reynolds is apparently a Gold Glover now too.

  • cjc

    Mark Reynolds seriously I’ve had enough of this butcher making all world plays wtf

  • Pat D

    When in the fuck did Mark Reynolds become Keith Hernandez, Don Mattingly and George Scott all rolled into one?

  • Hummingbird S.

    most unnecessary dive ever.. about as easy as it gets for a 1b

  • The Real Greg

    Oh look, Chavez did nothing like ARod….

  • Karl Krawfid

    This is like watching Pedroia play first base.

    Just dive for everything.

  • Kevin

    Does Granderson have vertigo? He couldn’t have sat back down faster if he tried….(literally – he didn’t look like getting close to hitting the ball to end his misery sooner)

  • Pinedas’ Colada

    Runner on 3rd, and the crowd is pathetic.

  • cjc

    0-7 risp 2out welcome to 2012 tbs

  • Hall and Nokes

    Now they’re giving RISP stats. What’s your handle here Ernie Johnson?

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    If the strike zone for both teams is the same Jeter has to stop laying off those pitches away…I mean they’re balls for Kuroda so they should be balls for Gonzalez as well…

  • Clone Rivera it’s not illegal yet

    I am sick of every kid “rising to the occasion” vs the Yankees. When will they crush a rookie in Yankee Stadium in the playoffs?

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

      Maybe if they face the A’s in the ALCS.

      Parker, Griffin, Straily, Milone – take your pick!

  • cjc

    thanks Adam

  • Karl Krawfid

    Yes!

  • Cy Pettitte

    lol nice defense Jones.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    CAPTAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Jones that was awful.

  • jjyank

    ‘Atta boy, Captain!!

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

    Holy hell did that ball carry.

  • Pat D

    I think Granderson would have caught that.

  • Hummingbird S.

    THANK YOU JONES!

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

    Wow, that looked catchable.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Thank you Adam Jones.

    (and Jeter)

  • Adam

    Girardi-1996-esque from the Captain!

  • Pinedas’ Colada

    CAP’N CLUTCH!

  • Kevin

    JETER!!!!!!

  • David N

    38 and still getting it done. Attaboy, Cap’.

  • MannyGeee

    Fuck your shut out Gonzalez

  • Mike N

    YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Awesome!!!

  • King George

    There we go, bitches!!!!

  • Ethan

    Jones really misplayed that one!

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    was it me or was jones really loafing it? nice bubble by the way

  • TheSaint

    JEET!… Jones reminded me of Trot Nixon missing a catchable fly ball against Jeter in game 7 of 03

  • Electric nunez

    Stadium sounds fine to me

  • cjc

    that must be the Reynolds correction in full efect

  • jjyank

    I did not think that ball would carry like that off the bat. But I don’t fucking care. RUNS!

  • CUYanks

    Adam Jones obscured his own vision blowing a bubble.

  • RkyMtnYank

    Seems like Jones should have gotten to that.

  • Pat D

    Wow, blowing bubbles while chasing down the fly? Nice play, Jones.

  • Jack

    Done gone f’ed up, Jones.

  • ItWasaThing

    If there is any justice in this world, this series will end on a Buckner-esque ball through the legs of Mark Reynolds.

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    Man Sterling made that sound like he was gonna catch it easily. Suzyn said it looked like it was a homer. Can someone tell me what actually happened?

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      I’m guessing it got caught in the wind….at least that’s what Suzyn said.

    • Cy Pettitte

      landed half way on the warning track in front of the 385ft mark in right center. Jones got a terrible jump, jogged and then couldn’t get there in time to get under it.

    • Clone Rivera it’s not illegal yet

      Jones took 2 steps in then ran to the track right near the 385 sign. Ball landed 2 feet from the base of the wall.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Jeter hit a fly ball that looked routine, but the ball carried like a mother fudger.

    • MannyGeee

      It looked like a catchable ball, Jones got a bad jump on it. Hit bounced on the track though, so they were both kinda right

  • Tom

    That was a nice gift.

  • Clone Rivera it’s not illegal yet

    Shhhhhh! Quiet down Yankee stadium!

  • MannyGeee

    Also, if Cano or Granderson were blowing bubbles while not making that catch, all hell would break loose in Yankeeland

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Orioles booth concentrating on the wind being the “reason” instead of Jeter

  • youngmanalex

    im so tired of these TBS cunts. fuck the wing… if baltimore hit that, it would of been lauded as a stand up triple with authority…. fucking assholes.

    • youngmanalex

      -wind

  • Electric nunez

    Cal you never played at YS3 how would you now about a jet steam or lack of.

  • Hummingbird S.

    we’ll take it, especially with the offense as shitty as it is.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Guess the wind didn’t matter for Ichiro

    • youngmanalex

      if ichiro was in cf, he would of done a backfip/somersault/dive .. wind or no wind.

  • King George

    All right, got one back. Let’s go Hiroki.

  • Pinedas’ Colada

    I can’t wait to see A-Rod in his next at bat!

    Let’s take a vote:

    a) hits a HR
    b) strikesout
    c) grounds out lightly to 2B
    d) strikesout looking

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      I’m hoping for A, expecting B, probably going to see C.

    • King George

      E) Grounds out to short.

    • MannyGeee

      f) 1000 hopper though the hole. The ARod special

    • Mattingly’s Cup

      It’s gotten to the point where I root for “only” a strikeout. With MOB I’m just happy to avoid a DP. Isn’t that what every team hopes for from its #3 hitter?

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    The only reason the booth is blaming the wind is because they were watching Adam Jones track the ball. Jones MISPLAYED it. It was solidly hit.

    Excuses, excuses. Poor broken narrative.

    • jjyank

      Yep. Sure, the wind may have played a factor. But that happens on TONS of fly balls. Many of which outfields actually catch. Jones misplayed it.

  • youngmanalex

    up to bat for the orioles, number 19… Barry bonds

  • Cy Pettitte

    this umpire is shit

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Kuroda getting fucked on the 2-seamer. Really frustrating.

  • Pat D

    I’d like to unleash Bane on these guys.

    Apparently Bane shows up on South Park tonight.

    • Pat D

      By “these guys” I of course mean the announcers.

  • Hummingbird S.

    I dont know how many times Kuroda can hit the zone without getting a call. Fuck MLB umpiring.

  • BigBlueAL

    Alot of the writers on Twitter tweeting that Jeter was limping badly when going out to SS before this inning.

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

    Walking someone in front of Adam Jones is generally not a good idea.

  • Knoxvillain

    I just wish all umpires were either replaced with robots or executed. It would make watching baseball much easier.

  • The Real Greg

    Why would MLB umpiring want the Yankees to fail. They get more money the more the Yankees are involved?

  • RkyMtnYank

    Looks like the belt is the top of the strike zone tonight.

  • youngmanalex

    imagine a yankee said ” im so pumped up, im having a hard time focusing and slowing things down” ….

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

    A-Rod would get slaughtered if he let that grounder go by.

    • MannyGeee

      THIS.

      #choker

  • BigBlueAL

    Shutdown inning please.

  • MannyGeee

    A rod makes that play

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    Ugh…Hirok you were the king of Shut Down innings for us this season…don’t go all Nova-nian on us here.

    • Pat D

      “Novian” would be the proper term.

      • Pat D

        No, “Novan” would be right, actually.

        • MannyGeee

          I was thinking “Ivanian” has a nice ring to it

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

    With this shit, the Orioles will be back in front in no time.

    It feels like an insane uphill task to beat this team in the friggen Bronx. Ridiculous.

    • The Real Greg

      They are not winning this year.

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

        Then why watch?

        • The Real Greg

          Because I have nothing better to do.

          • Need Pitching & Hitting

            Might I suggest watching the Real Housewives on Bravo instead?

          • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

            Comedy Central probably has a South Park marathon going because there is a new episode tonight, if you’re into politics Fox or MSNBC is probably supporting your preferred candidate while ripping the other, I’m sure Science Channel has an interesting program on how things or made or the universe, read a book, draw something, write something, paint something, play a video game, start a blog. There are a million things you could be doing right now if you’re convinced there is no reason to watch this game if you don’t believe they are going to win.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        troll

      • jjyank

        Your own police would detain you for this comment.

      • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

        Greg just shut the fuck up. I’m fucking done. One minute you’re killing people for being pessimistic of complaining about a questionable managerial decision, the next you’re proclaiming that the team isn’t winning the world series. Just PICK ONE and stick to it.

        • The Real Greg

          Blame the players. Criticize the players. DON’T BLAME THE MANAGER FOR EVERYTHING.

    • MannyGeee

      You’re a real negative dude….

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

        Thankfully, though, Greg just reminded me that I’m not Greg.

        I get annoyed easily. It’s not a Yankee-exclusive problem.

      • The Real Greg

        I do it so I am not disappointed. Would I like them to win? Sure. But the playoffs are such a crapshoot and luck based that I can’t expect them to win.

        • MannyGeee

          Those sound like some reeeeeeeeeal mommy issues to me brah… Might wanna talk to someone

          • The Real Greg

            And I;m leaving.

            Thank you for being so sensitive.

            “Mommy” issues, seriously?

          • jjyank

            Or get laid. Or get high.

  • Pat D

    Think Chavez might have gotten that if he had been a little further back.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Same thought here.

  • King George

    Well…this concerns me

  • Karl Krawfid

    Way to go Hirok.

  • Pinedas’ Colada

    Everytime the ball goes out to left, I’m very confident to see Ichiro there to make that play.

  • bill

    notice how many players are 1-9? why does a-rod get attacked for it. It’s only 2 games and 1 AB.

    • Knoxvillain

      Because those players aren’t batting 3rd and making 30 million dollars a year.

  • Electric nunez

    Good booth teaching us to cheat only off the Yankees.

  • Pinedas’ Colada

    Thome, 12 years ago would’ve killed that 2-0 pitch.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Jeez Hirok just got away with that pitch.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Kuroda looks like shit.

  • cjc

    Jeter does look a little limpy

  • Pete

    Really, Jim Thome running and we couldn’t attempt a throw over to first?

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

    One more out. Actually gotta give Jones credit for that slide, because Thome is meat at 1st 95% of the time there.

    • The Real Greg

      Exactly. That’s the main reason why they didn’t get two. the slide.

  • Hummingbird S.

    pathetic, should have had that DP, Thome was halfway down the line when Jeter got that ball

    • Winter

      I’d rather Jeter stick with one out than rush the throw and throw it away.

  • Pinedas’ Colada

    Where’s the negative stats for the O’s? Jesus.

  • cjc

    fuck dude come on

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Not even mad at the HBP.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Bullpen up please.

    • MannyGeee

      Too soon much?

      • Hummingbird S.

        must win, Hiroki doesn’t look too hot. I’d have the BP up in the next inning for sure.

  • Knoxvillain

    Awesome. I hope his arm is broken.

    • Awesomo

      you say a lot of dumb shit.

  • Pat D

    The bullpen is going to have to win this game.

    At the same time maybe that HBP was to make sure that Reynolds can’t field anymore.

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

    At least Reynolds didn’t go deep there.

  • Tom

    One of the few times Tex was not right on the money on that throw to 2nd.

    If Jones wasn’t running at 1st, they might have turned it anyway

  • Hummingbird S.

    don’t you have to try and get out of the way? he never did..

  • Karl Krawfid

    Now the guy who hit the home run is up

  • cjc

    lock it down

  • Pinedas’ Colada

    Get loud, YS3!

  • Electric nunez

    Get the feeling smoltz would root against the Yankees if they were playing the al queda team.

    • Winter

      Woah Al Qaeda has a team? Can we trade them A-Rod?

      • dkidd

        bobby valentine interviewed for al qaeda’s managerial position but was deemed “too divisive”

      • MannyGeee

        “Hey Alex, I hear the women in Fallujah are pretty muscular under those hijabs….”

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    OMG guyz The Fans are ALIVEish.

  • Mike N

    Wow! That was a sketchy inning.

  • Hummingbird S.

    nice escape Hiroki!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Damn gj.

    Runs please fuck.

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

    …but no damage. Whew. Bring out the whipping sticks this inning, Bombers.

  • Pinedas’ Colada

    I’d rather have feline AIDS, than listen to this broadcast.

  • Eddard reboot v.1.0

    62 pitches through 4. Pitch count ain’t a factor, just keep them at 1. If he can only give us 6 innings we’ve got a rested bullpen.

  • Mike N

    Let’s blow this fucker open now!

  • MannyGeee

    As an iPhone owner, I take offense by the fake hipster Galaxy commercials… That said, that phone is pretty fucking sweet.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Had the iPhone for a few years. Have S3 now. Both great phones.

    • jjyank

      Okay, I’m gonna go off topic here for a second, because I want your (and others’) opinion. I had a Motorolla Droid 2. It died. Actually the second Motorolla phone that shit the bed for me in my life, so I am boycotting that company. Since it was out of warrantee, they send my some piece of shit LG Enlighten as a replacement, and it is…terrible. I have Verizon, and my upgrade is in January.

      Iphone or Galaxy? Or another option. My thing with the iPhone is that Verizon doesn’t have a 4G iPhone (while the Galaxy is 4G), and I’m hesitant to lock myself into a 3G phone for another 2 years. Thoughts?

      • Pat D

        The Droid Razr Maxx has been pretty awesome for me since I’ve had it.

        I don’t care for Samsung phones as a general rule. They always seem to develop issues 6 months down the road.

        Since T-Mobile never had the iPhone, I can’t give you an opinion on it.

        • Pat D

          Also, when I bought my Droid Razr Maxx, the guy at the Verizon store mentioned something about signal issues with the GS3.

          • jjyank

            Interesting. I do have a few months to decide, but I’ll throw the Razr onto my “phone of consideration” list.

      • RkyMtnYank

        I have an S3 and love it. I have no desire at all to get an iPhone.

      • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

        I have the GSIII and I love it, my only complaint is it’s fucking gigantic. It’s like walking around with a small tablet in my pocket.

        • jjyank

          That’s not much an issue for me. My phone spends far more time outside of my pocket, than in it. I really just want the best combination of speed, power, and something that won’t fritz out on me before my net upgrade.

      • MannyGeee

        I love love love my iPhone. But the galaxy 3 looks awesome

        . I have heard nightmares about android OS, but at the same time my office runs only iOS or BlackBerry…. Not helping at all I know

        Go to the Verizon store, plan to waste an afternoon just playing. Might be the only way to get a good guess

        • jjyank

          True, my best bet is to probably just fuck around in the store for a couple hours. I didn’t mind the Android OS on my Droid 2, but I’ve also never experienced the iPhone OS. I do have a Mac laptop and generally love Apple products though, and prefer it greatly to Windows, if that makes any difference.

    • Pat D

      Those GS3 commercials make everyone look like a preppy asshole.

  • Chilango

    Get some runs etc etc

  • ItWasaThing

    Big breakout inning coming here. I’m feeling it.

  • Mike N

    A-Rod looks frigging helpless at the plate.

  • Pinedas’ Colada

    Can the Yankees Front Office buyout A-Rod’s contract? Like now?

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      A-Rod still produces more than the average third baseman. What would be the point of buying out the contract now? My only issue regarding A-Rod is Girardi’s refusal to stop batting him third.

  • Hall and Nokes

    The guys who came up with Duck Tape must have had the greatest drunken “wtf, let’s do a trademark search” moment ever.

  • Clone Rivera it’s not illegal yet

    I feel another .067 on the way.

  • Awesomo

    Looks like arod kept his head down on that pitch.

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

    There’s the strike out from Alex!

  • MannyGeee

    Shitty… OK start booing him YSIII. He’s starting to earn it

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    i love alex, love him. but man does he look horrible right now

  • Hummingbird S.

    wow… 91mph fastball RIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE and straight as an arrow. Pathetic.

  • Chilango

    ARod can’t catch up with a 90 mph fastball with no movement

  • SammySosasBleachingCream

    91 right down the middle, swing and a miss. Only 5 more years of this shit!

  • Pinedas’ Colada

    Ig you answered “a”… you’ve won!

  • Knoxvillain

    I try so hard to like A-Rod. I’d rather he choke to death on his dinner than see him hit one more time.

  • Hans Moleman

    Fooled him with the 92 mph four seamer right down the pike.

  • Clone Rivera it’s not illegal yet

    This strike zone is insane.

    • Cy Pettitte

      it seems to be getting wider as the game progresses

  • JonS

    Arod is only going to get worse next year and so on. The Yankee will have to do something.

    • Josh

      Like what?

    • Winter

      Hopefully his hand will heal over the offseason and he’ll get some power back.

      • Tom

        I think people forget that recovery from a broken bone in the hand can take longer than people realize. While the bone may have healed that doesn’t mean he’s automatically at 100%

        I hope it is this as well.

      • Bartolo’s Colon

        that is all you can hope for. he’s not this bad.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    is miguel gonzalez really this great?? wake up offense!!!!!!!

    • Knoxvillain

      No, the offense just sucks. I’ve been saying it for months but I get shunned for saying it.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Gonzalez is getting every call on the edge of the strikezone. Kuroda, not so much.

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

    It’s really hard to watch this schmuck continually shut down this high priced lineup. This cannot actually be happening.

  • cjc

    have they yet mentioned greatest pitcher ever

  • youngmanalex

    nate mclouth looks like a younger version of Dr. Emmet brown from back to the future.

    • Hans Moleman

      Great Scott!

  • xnyles

    His timing is just off. It happens, and is 3 games.

  • Pinedas’ Colada

    P-A-T-H-E-T-I-C

  • King George

    Uninspired.

  • cjc

    his names not Mark its glove

  • Winter

    Mark Reynolds: Great defensive first baseman, or greatest defensive first baseman?

    • Pat D

      Greatester defensive first baseman.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    this is just sad, they have to be pressing/nervous. outside of one inning, this is the mariners

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    Say what you want about Alex’s K..at least he saw more than 3 pitches after Kuroda had that really long inning…Cano and Swish saw a total of 5. Neither hit the ball with authority either.

  • Clone Rivera it’s not illegal yet

    I want to buy a dog and then kick the crap out of it. Why do they suck vs kid pitchers!?!?!

    • Pat D

      You have issues. Punch a fucking wall.

  • Karl Krawfid

    This team ain’t good.

    • Pinedas’ Colada

      The team is good; they just don’t have the greatest post-season hitters. I hope Cashman trades some of the dead weight (Granderson) and get something back.

    • Winter

      Yeah they only hit the most HR, scored the second most runs, walked the second most times and hit for the highest OBP and SLG in the league.

  • Hobs

    Patience waning…

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

    You gotta be fucking kidding me.

  • Mike N

    Fuck.

  • Clone Rivera it’s not illegal yet

    Teams losing to would piss me off the most:

    1. Boston
    2. Baltimore
    3. Twins

    • Winter

      4. Baltimore again

  • Ethan

    Offense is throwing the series, they want hamilton on the team next year.

    • Pinedas’ Colada

      Not if Steinbrenner is still adamant on the $189 million salary cap. Honestly, I wouldn’t want him. He wouldn’t be a good fit with his addictions and the nightlife.

      • Ethan

        I don’t want him either, especially if it’s for any more than 3-5 years. But the Offense does (joking btw)

  • Pat D

    So did the wind help that one?

    • MannyGeee

      According to Cal it did

  • Karl Krawfid

    Another first pitch slider.

    Jesus Christ man.

  • SammySosasBleachingCream

    Hiroki keeps going to sleep on these guys down in the lineup, and they’re making him pay.

  • King George

    I’m depressed.

  • Hummingbird S.

    shitty job by Kuroda

    • Hobs

      Not quite. Shitty job by the offense.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Somebody forgot to tell the Orioles you can’t hit HRs in the postseason.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    That settles it, I’m going over my friends to get drunk and high when I leave work in fifteen minutes.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    don’t worry, we got the bottom the lineup next inning, chance for a run or two.

  • Hans Moleman

    Go fuck yourself Luis Ayala

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      can’t wait for him totally shut us down

  • Cocolicious

    Kuroda is going the best he can with this AAA lineup

  • Joe

    Gonzalez is slicing our veteran lineup while the orioles scrubs are putting men on base every inning.

  • Tom

    They’ve been swinging at the first pitch all night… why do they continue with these get me over sliders.

  • BigBlueAL

    Giving up HR’s to the 8 and 9 hitters.

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

      Nice to know those guys can hit, but the Yankees #3 hitter can’t even come close.

  • MannyGeee

    Shit. Machado, huh. The skinnier the arms, the farther they’re gonna hit it off Kuroda tonight. Fuck me

  • Clone Rivera it’s not illegal yet

    I miss the late 90’s

  • Awesomo

    The only way we win this game is the bottom of our order gets on base, and ichiro/jeter gets them in.

  • Eddard reboot v.1.0

    Is Russell Martin stupid? Did he not see Flaherty hit that 1st pitch slider out of the ballpark? So what does he do, he calls it again! Stop throwing the slider. They haven’t been able to hit the split and 2 seamer. Stick with those.

    • Karl Krawfid

      You just have to laugh at some shit man.

    • Winter

      Why aren’t you calling pitches then?

  • youngmanalex

    and yet again our hitters/ and to a certain extent our pitcher, looks overmatched by a bunch of scrubs.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    hriok not looking too hot, defense is not helping

  • MannyGeee

    They can’t hit a double if you plunk them. Sound logic, I think. But that might be the scotch talking

  • Clone Rivera it’s not illegal yet

    I know the pitch tracker isn’t the best but look at the difference vs between Kuroda and Gonzalez. HK is all over the place!

  • Awesomo

    I am a robot