Oct
10

ALDS Game Three Thread: Orioles @ Yankees

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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.

Categories : Game Threads, Playoffs

501 Comments

  1. Eddard reboot v.1.0 says:

    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.

  2. Knoxvillain says:

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

    • vnymfk says:

      because chavy and nunie are much better options right?

      • Knoxvillain says:

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

      • Mike says:

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

    • commerce says:

      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.

  3. Ben says:

    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

  4. Kevin G. says:

    Let’s fucking go

  5. Zack says:

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

    • Mike says:

      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 says:

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

  6. dkidd says:

    crush them

  7. Mark in VT says:

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

    • Knoxvillain says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

            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 says:

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

      • commerce says:

        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…

  8. DERP says:

    I am feeling very confident.

  9. MannyGeee says:

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

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

  10. jjyank says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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.

  11. oldmanalex says:

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

  12. Dan says:

    Did girardi forget ibanez existed?

  13. Electric nunez says:

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

  14. jjyank says:

    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.

  15. Captain_Turbo says:

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

  16. CountryClub says:

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

  17. Electric nunez says:

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

  18. Electric nunez says:

    Is this the oriloes network or what?

  19. Electric nunez says:

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

  20. Cuso says:

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

    That’s pretty pathetic.

  21. Awesomo says:

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

  22. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

    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?

  23. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Oh good. More stellar defense.

  24. Electric nunez says:

    Swisher already jittered

  25. Electric nunez says:

    Thank you hardy for helping that base was stole.

  26. cjc says:

    off the bag fycks yeah

  27. Electric nunez says:

    Huge break lol

  28. Cy Pettitte says:

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

  29. Knoxvillain says:

    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.

  30. jjyank says:

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

  31. jon says:

    if anything jeters foot kept him on the bag

  32. 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.

  33. Electric nunez says:

    Nice settle in irok his first inning is his worst.

  34. Cuso says:

    Kent Hrbek/Chili Davis revisited

  35. Eddard reboot v.1.0 says:

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

  36. Karl Krawfid says:

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

  37. Ethan says:

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

  38. King George says:

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

  39. Mike N says:

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

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

  41. Electric nunez says:

    When did this guy become Verlander?
    Booth bias much?

  42. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

    A-Bomb. I feel it.

  43. oldmanalex says:

    o god here goes…..the arod circus

  44. Brandon Mauk says:

    Yeah, let’s not make Gonzalez look like Halladay

  45. cjc says:

    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 says:

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

      • cjc says:

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

        • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

          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!!!

  46. Karl Krawfid says:

    Stadium sounds dead.

  47. Hummingbird S. says:

    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.

  48. Brandon Mauk says:

    This stadium is a joke

  49. Knoxvillain says:

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

  50. Awesomo says:

    WE DID IT!

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

  52. youngmanalex says:

    maybe I could influence that fool positively, somehow..

  53. Electric nunez says:

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

    • Knoxvillain says:

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

      • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

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

            • Knoxvillain says:

              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 says:

        The whole booth is.

    • cjc says:

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

    • TomH says:

      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.

    • Karl Krawfid says:

      Boomer was an O.

      O’s everywhere.

  54. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

    …where did that 0-2 miss?

  55. Cy Pettitte says:

    Yankees hitters better get the same tight zone

  56. cjc says:

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

  57. Brandon Mauk says:

    Hope that comebacker is nothing serious. Scary

  58. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

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

  59. JonS says:

    Kuroda was wincing there. Hope he’s ok!

  60. Ethan says:

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

  61. Knoxvillain says:

    No Mr. Tilapia tonight?

  62. Hall and Nokes says:

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

  63. ItWasaThing says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

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

    • Electric nunez says:

      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 says:

      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.

    • 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.

  64. Cy Pettitte says:

    great AB Robinson

  65. Electric nunez says:

    First pitch robbie? Really the first at bat

  66. King George says:

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

  67. The Real Greg says:

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

  68. There goes the perfect game.

    Whew.

  69. ItWasaThing says:

    GARBAGE TIME!!

  70. mt says:

    Crowd is so dead.

  71. cjc says:

    fuck why not

  72. Electric nunez says:

    Start the runner next time

  73. Hummingbird S. says:

    very pathetic offense

  74. Cuso says:

    Mark Reynolds is Don Mattingly

  75. Karl Krawfid says:

    Wooo pull hitters

  76. Brandon Mauk says:

    Mother of God. This guy isn’t good

  77. King George says:

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

    • The Real Greg says:

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

      • ItWasaThing says:

        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 says:

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

  78. Chris says:

    Tex. bud, that was directly down the middle!

  79. Electric nunez says:

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

  80. Oh, Ryan Flaherty.

    That’s lovely.

  81. Knoxvillain says:

    Ryan who? Time for homework.

  82. Cy Pettitte says:

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

    • The Real Greg says:

      These “scrubs” won 93 games.

      • Cy Pettitte says:

        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 says:

          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.

  83. Hummingbird S. says:

    Ryan Flaherty… lol

  84. BigBlueAL says:

    Flaherty hits a bomb. LOL

  85. Eddard reboot v.1.0 says:

    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.

  86. Kevin G. says:

    Ryan Flaherty

  87. The Real Greg says:

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

  88. Adam says:

    Smoltz is right, crowd sounds comatose.

    • 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 says:

        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.

  89. cjc says:

    Ryan fucking Flaherty why not

  90. Karl Krawfid says:

    First pitch slider really?

  91. Electric nunez says:

    Mr hater hatin the crowd now

  92. Mike N says:

    Kuroda will now settle down and allow no more runs.

  93. MannyGeee says:

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

  94. stuart a says:

    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…

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

    Nate McLouth sucks.

  96. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

    Flaherty and McLouth…you cannot make this shit up.

  97. King George says:

    Nate McLouth: steadily earning a 6/100 contract!

  98. Electric nunez says:

    Kuroda not the same after being hit in the leg

  99. Brandon Mauk says:

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

  100. Hummingbird S. says:

    strikezone is great

  101. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

    This strike zone is laughably small btw.

  102. The Real Greg says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

  103. Chris says:

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

  104. Brandon Mauk says:

    This stadium crowd is a joke

  105. Knoxvillain says:

    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.

  106. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  107. Eddard reboot v.1.0 says:

    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.

  108. MannyGeee says:

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

  109. Clone Rivera it's not illegal yet says:

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

  110. Bartolo's Colon says:

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

  111. Pat D says:

    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.

  112. Hobs says:

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

  113. King George says:

    Gonzalez is getting so stroked by these announcers.

  114. cjc says:

    wow Granderson 0-2 shocking

  115. Kurtis being efficient.

  116. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    nice AB Kurtis

  117. SammySosasBleachingCream says:

    I will NOT miss Curtis.

  118. Knoxvillain says:

    Fuck you, Granderson.

  119. Pat D says:

    Stop swinging for the fucking fences, Curtis.

  120. Pinedas' Colada says:

    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.

  121. Bartolo's Colon says:

    that is a sad ab

  122. Hall and Nokes says:

    Haha they gave a Shutdown Innings stat?

  123. Hummingbird S. says:

    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.

  124. Clone Rivera it's not illegal yet says:

    Thank god for Martin!

  125. Karl Krawfid says:

    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 says:

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

      • Need Pitching & Hitting says:

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

        • The Real Greg says:

          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.

  126. David N says:

    My favorite Martin.

  127. King George says:

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

  128. Knoxvillain says:

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

  129. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

    Russel Martin getting us started maybe?!

  130. MannyGeee says:

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

  131. Clone Rivera it's not illegal yet says:

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

  132. Ethan says:

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

  133. Shocking to see Reynolds make another diving play.

    Gold Glover.

  134. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Mark fucking Reynolds.

  135. King George says:

    Reynolds is apparently a Gold Glover now too.

  136. cjc says:

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

  137. Pat D says:

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

  138. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  139. The Real Greg says:

    Oh look, Chavez did nothing like ARod….

  140. Karl Krawfid says:

    This is like watching Pedroia play first base.

    Just dive for everything.

  141. Kevin says:

    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)

  142. Pinedas' Colada says:

    Runner on 3rd, and the crowd is pathetic.

  143. cjc says:

    0-7 risp 2out welcome to 2012 tbs

  144. Hall and Nokes says:

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

  145. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

    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…

  146. Clone Rivera it's not illegal yet says:

    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?

  147. cjc says:

    thanks Adam

  148. Karl Krawfid says:

    Yes!

  149. Cy Pettitte says:

    lol nice defense Jones.

  150. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

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

  151. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Jones that was awful.

  152. jjyank says:

    ‘Atta boy, Captain!!

  153. Holy hell did that ball carry.

  154. Pat D says:

    I think Granderson would have caught that.

  155. Hummingbird S. says:

    THANK YOU JONES!

  156. Mike Axisa says:

    Wow, that looked catchable.

  157. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Thank you Adam Jones.

    (and Jeter)

  158. Adam says:

    Girardi-1996-esque from the Captain!

  159. Pinedas' Colada says:

    CAP’N CLUTCH!

  160. Kevin says:

    JETER!!!!!!

  161. David N says:

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

  162. MannyGeee says:

    Fuck your shut out Gonzalez

  163. Mike N says:

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

  164. King George says:

    There we go, bitches!!!!

  165. Ethan says:

    Jones really misplayed that one!

  166. Bartolo's Colon says:

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

  167. TheSaint says:

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

  168. Electric nunez says:

    Stadium sounds fine to me

  169. cjc says:

    that must be the Reynolds correction in full efect

  170. jjyank says:

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

  171. CUYanks says:

    Adam Jones obscured his own vision blowing a bubble.

  172. RkyMtnYank says:

    Seems like Jones should have gotten to that.

  173. Pat D says:

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

  174. Jack says:

    Done gone f’ed up, Jones.

  175. ItWasaThing says:

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

  176. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    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 says:

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

    • Cy Pettitte says:

      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 says:

      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 says:

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

    • MannyGeee says:

      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

  177. Tom says:

    That was a nice gift.

  178. Clone Rivera it's not illegal yet says:

    Shhhhhh! Quiet down Yankee stadium!

  179. MannyGeee says:

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

  180. Cuso says:

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

  181. youngmanalex says:

    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.

  182. Electric nunez says:

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

  183. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  184. Cuso says:

    Guess the wind didn’t matter for Ichiro

  185. King George says:

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

  186. Pinedas' Colada says:

    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

  187. Cuso says:

    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 says:

      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.

  188. youngmanalex says:

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

  189. Cy Pettitte says:

    this umpire is shit

  190. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

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

  191. Pat D says:

    I’d like to unleash Bane on these guys.

    Apparently Bane shows up on South Park tonight.

  192. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  193. BigBlueAL says:

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

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

  195. Knoxvillain says:

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

  196. The Real Greg says:

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

  197. RkyMtnYank says:

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

  198. youngmanalex says:

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

  199. Mike Axisa says:

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

  200. BigBlueAL says:

    Shutdown inning please.

  201. MannyGeee says:

    A rod makes that play

  202. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

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

  203. 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 says:

      They are not winning this year.

        • The Real Greg says:

          Because I have nothing better to do.

          • Need Pitching & Hitting says:

            Might I suggest watching the Real Housewives on Bravo instead?

          • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

            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 says:

        troll

      • jjyank says:

        Your own police would detain you for this comment.

      • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

        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.

    • MannyGeee says:

      You’re a real negative dude….

  204. Pat D says:

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

  205. King George says:

    Well…this concerns me

  206. Karl Krawfid says:

    Way to go Hirok.

  207. Pinedas' Colada says:

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

  208. bill says:

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

  209. Electric nunez says:

    Good booth teaching us to cheat only off the Yankees.

  210. Pinedas' Colada says:

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

  211. Karl Krawfid says:

    Jeez Hirok just got away with that pitch.

  212. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Kuroda looks like shit.

  213. cjc says:

    Jeter does look a little limpy

  214. Pete says:

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

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

  216. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  217. Pinedas' Colada says:

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

  218. cjc says:

    fuck dude come on

  219. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Not even mad at the HBP.

  220. Karl Krawfid says:

    Bullpen up please.

  221. Knoxvillain says:

    Awesome. I hope his arm is broken.

  222. Pat D says:

    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.

  223. At least Reynolds didn’t go deep there.

  224. Tom says:

    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

  225. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  226. Karl Krawfid says:

    Now the guy who hit the home run is up

  227. cjc says:

    lock it down

  228. Pinedas' Colada says:

    Get loud, YS3!

  229. Electric nunez says:

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

  230. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

    OMG guyz The Fans are ALIVEish.

  231. Mike N says:

    Wow! That was a sketchy inning.

  232. Hummingbird S. says:

    nice escape Hiroki!

  233. Karl Krawfid says:

    Damn gj.

    Runs please fuck.

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

  235. Pinedas' Colada says:

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

  236. Eddard reboot v.1.0 says:

    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.

  237. Mike N says:

    Let’s blow this fucker open now!

  238. MannyGeee says:

    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 says:

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

    • jjyank says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

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

          • jjyank says:

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

      • RkyMtnYank says:

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

      • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

      Those GS3 commercials make everyone look like a preppy asshole.

  239. Chilango says:

    Get some runs etc etc

  240. ItWasaThing says:

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

  241. Mike N says:

    A-Rod looks frigging helpless at the plate.

  242. Pinedas' Colada says:

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

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

      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.

  243. Hall and Nokes says:

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

  244. Clone Rivera it's not illegal yet says:

    I feel another .067 on the way.

  245. Awesomo says:

    Looks like arod kept his head down on that pitch.

  246. There’s the strike out from Alex!

  247. MannyGeee says:

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

  248. Bartolo's Colon says:

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

  249. Hummingbird S. says:

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

  250. Chilango says:

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

  251. SammySosasBleachingCream says:

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

  252. Pinedas' Colada says:

    Ig you answered “a”… you’ve won!

  253. Knoxvillain says:

    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.

  254. Hans Moleman says:

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

  255. Clone Rivera it's not illegal yet says:

    This strike zone is insane.

  256. JonS says:

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

  257. Bartolo's Colon says:

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

    • Knoxvillain says:

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

  258. Hummingbird S. says:

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

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

  260. cjc says:

    have they yet mentioned greatest pitcher ever

  261. youngmanalex says:

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

  262. xnyles says:

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

  263. Pinedas' Colada says:

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

  264. King George says:

    Uninspired.

  265. cjc says:

    his names not Mark its glove

  266. Winter says:

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

  267. Bartolo's Colon says:

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

  268. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

    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.

  269. Clone Rivera it's not illegal yet says:

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

  270. Karl Krawfid says:

    This team ain’t good.

    • Pinedas' Colada says:

      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 says:

      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.

  271. Hobs says:

    Patience waning…

  272. You gotta be fucking kidding me.

  273. Mike N says:

    Fuck.

  274. Clone Rivera it's not illegal yet says:

    Teams losing to would piss me off the most:

    1. Boston
    2. Baltimore
    3. Twins

  275. Ethan says:

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

    • Pinedas' Colada says:

      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 says:

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

  276. Pat D says:

    So did the wind help that one?

  277. Karl Krawfid says:

    Another first pitch slider.

    Jesus Christ man.

  278. SammySosasBleachingCream says:

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

  279. King George says:

    I’m depressed.

  280. Hummingbird S. says:

    shitty job by Kuroda

  281. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

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

  282. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

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

  283. Bartolo's Colon says:

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

  284. Hans Moleman says:

    Go fuck yourself Luis Ayala

  285. Cocolicious says:

    Kuroda is going the best he can with this AAA lineup

  286. Joe says:

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

  287. Tom says:

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

  288. BigBlueAL says:

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

  289. MannyGeee says:

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

  290. Clone Rivera it's not illegal yet says:

    I miss the late 90′s

  291. Awesomo says:

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

  292. Eddard reboot v.1.0 says:

    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.

  293. youngmanalex says:

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

  294. Bartolo's Colon says:

    hriok not looking too hot, defense is not helping

  295. MannyGeee says:

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

  296. Clone Rivera it's not illegal yet says:

    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!

  297. Awesomo says:

    I am a robot