Here’s another thread to help keep the site moving smoothly. Let’s go Yankees.
felt like that entire inning turned on the 1-1 strike call to Nunez
It changes the entire at bat and forces Nunie to expand the zone.
Jerry Meals > Angel Hernandez
blind cat>>>than Angel Hernandez
Rutabaga > Jerry Meals > Angel Hernandez
i’d have my 20 month old son call a game before i’d ever let angel call one. unbelievably frustrating.
This would be a great time to mention I’ve already taught my kid both the “safe” and “touchdown” call.
that’s awesome! my boy only knows “catch” so far. he might learn the “fuck you angel” call if he watches me and this game for too long though..
Voice is going to be hoarse from yelling ‘fuck’ so much tonight >.>
I woke up my two month old with a loud one here, I’m in trouble.
Two months old? Don’t blame yourself too much. They were bound to wake up soon anyway.
Thats what you get when you start your backup to the backup middle infielder at DH in a playoff game.
Not gonna lie, I said to myself, I wish Jones was batting here
Who should have started? Nix? Ibanez against LHP?
I’m actually more willing to buy this than “Nunie would have hit an eight-run homer if the ump did his job.”
And I’m willing to buy what you’re selling.
There can be peace in the Middle East indeed.
offense in mid-season form. 6 LOB, 1-5 with RISP (hit did not score a run!)
That inning fucking sucked ass. So much aggravation in it.
Chen at 80 pitches he will be gone soon
Umpires need an evaluation performance! Man, some of them are just so bad. If you were that bad at your job you’d surely be fired. Fucking union.
Right, blame a union.
They supposedly have one (If it’s as accurate as Angel and some of the others, explains so much)
Give me a gun so I can shoot myself. So the Orioles score on a two out rally with bloop hits and a bad strike call stops the Yankees from scoring.
Where’s the fucking justice?
Brobee! The little green one!
Justice is not fair.
Luckily I got wait listed on my 1911 Colt 45 purchases today, true story.
Angel Hernandez just saved the Orioles’ season thus far.
It is absolutely disgraceful.
Nunez had no chance in that at bat because Chen was getting pitches called for strikes that were unhittable. He single handedly turned around the inning when he called that 1-1 pitch for a strike.
There is no doubt in my mind that Nunez gets it done there if not for that call. He was right on the first pitch in the at bat and fouled it straight back. He never got a chance after that to put a competitive swing on Chen.
Girardi needs to start arguing and firing everyone up.
I’m not getting the “fan vote” at the bottom of the screen. How can the game remain ties with it’s 2-1?
NFL replacement refs making an appearance?
Jeter is very bad
Great game Captain
Derek Jeter is sure playing some shitty sure-handed defense these first two games.
Wow who paid off Jeter?
Fucking Derek Jeter.
Nunez might be better at SS.
Now I know his lack of range is disturbing and normally a backup would be better but Nunez is a fucking joke at SS. At least Jeter has an age excuse.
Yeah, I wasn’t serious.
Although it’s closer than it should be.
Good lord Jeter. How about you get your head out of your ass at some point tonight?
At least Jeter is making up for the defense with big hits.
At least Jeter is making up baskets for lonely women with big tits. There, fixed,
You know we’re all frustrated when the chief gets sarcastic…
Terrible offense, terrible defense.
Just curious, how often do the Yankees fail to score a run with the bases loaded and less than 2 outs?
Angel Hernandex + General ineptitude.
Sorry, misread it as “how do the yankees…”
By not having The Clutch Gene.
Nice play by Tex to save a base there.
exactly. announcers would have mentioned that but they’re not good at announcing.
Angel Hernandez, leader of “Friends of Flanny.”
good start to bottom half…christ.
there’s not enough alcohol in the world to get me through a game with hernandez behind the plate.
Seriously, I’m this close to popping open my first beer of the night.
i never thought i’d be accusing of derek going through the motions. this dude needs to wake the fuck up.
i almost shat myself when machado hit that.
This is beyond frustrating.
*This is not looking like a World Series team right now*
THEY WERE NEVER A WORLD SERIES TEAM TO BEGIN WITH!
If I were to hand you a noose….
First time since 1996…Jeter is really playing like a rookie.
Why are none of the yanks calling time between pitches it might throw off chen’s rhythm. Do they have a show to go to?
Wow, what a play by Alex.
That little pitch locator shown on the bottom right. I would be good if, between innings, the home plate umps could get a chance to review that. It’s likely most of them would learn from it, no?
Nice play by ARod there.
A-Rod showing Jeter how to play D
Arid sort of bobbled it, he sucks!!!!!!
Granderson and jeter not invited to andy christmas bbq in texas.
The Elias Sports Bureau just called. All of Derek Jeter’s stats from this year have been erased due to an inning and a half of play.
Say what you will about his bat, A-Rod is still well above average on defense.
Like many red sox fans, I’m scared shitless of andino
He has a little Orlando Cabrera in him (figuratively).
They’ll probably string together a few bloop hits here.
Tootie! She likes to have fun!
Thank god that went to Cano, an equivalent ball on Jeter’s side would have meant a two-base error.
Hopefully Angel Hernandez gives them a chance in the next inning to score with 2-3-4 coming up. Maybe they should slip him a few Benjamin Franklins inbetween innings.
I’m pretty sure A-Rod has all our Franklins in a bank account somewhere.
Ok chen needs to die this inning
Man, the Orioles sure love their 2-run singles.
On the other hand, how about a Yankee 1 run single?
A 1-run home run would also be nice.
Two pitches, two outs.
2 pitches, 2 outs… very nice offense
Wow, we might see 4 whole pitches here
If we’re lucky.
Yea, more than three, this is pretty pathetic
Seriously? Two pitches?
2 pitches 2 outs to start the 5th.
What is wrong with these guys? You work Chen’s pitch count the last few innings and then swing at bad pitches right off the bat?
It’d be one thing if he was coming right after them, but he’s nibbling on the edges. Make him get it over the plate.
2 pitches, 2 pitches. holy shit guys.
Lets go up there a hit the first pitch of a guy at 80 pitches in the 5th.
wow 2 pitches 2 outs. these guys really want to get the fuck out of camden and enjoy the fucking baltimore nightlife.
Great at bat aRod.
JUST. KILL. ME.
I was actually optimistic about this evening. I thought they would romp And every time that happens it goes up in flames.
Dude…it’s just luck, chill out.
It is luck. But…
A: Nobody here seems to agree.
B It’s not going our way.
Flipped over to the football game between innings.
As bad as the TBS crew is, I found myself thinking “Thank goodness Jon Gruden doesn’t do baseball”
How long have you smelling up this site, Greg? Seriously. Every fucking night this is about your goddamn mental health. If you don’t have the insides to handle playoff baseball, then log off and go do something else. We’ll then sneak in and steal anything that would allow you to get back on here.
I HAVE NOTHING ELSE TO DO!
The Jets suck.
I live in a town with no nightlife.
And even if I did do something else, it would still be in my head.
Zen baseball, man. Zen baseball.
Change your life.
We all love the Yankees, but they’re not our one and only.
You live in Central Jersey somewhere. Take goddamn NJ Transit into the city. Wander any neighborhood…..except mine.
You sure do lead a pitiful existence.
4 pitch inning. fucking brutal.
Cano has to take a strike there.
What an awful inning.
That inning sucked.
Yankees could have got him out of the fucking game this inning.
4 fucking pitches are you serious
and our half of the inning is over
That might be the worst offensive inning in Yankee playoff history.
Even through all of that, down just one run. Good things are going to happen.
Seriously guys? Two one-pitch outs? Way to battle.
And now 4 pitches total.
That’s it, time for a beer…
Sometimes hitters like the first pitch they see and the first pitch might be the only good pitch they see.
I went and listened to half a song and, when I came back, the inning was over. How did that happen?
cheers mate. god save our livers.
Can you be surprised though that they are swinging at this junk when they know Angel Hernandez will probably call it a strike even if they lay off?
He has completely changed the complexion of this game at a time when Chen was on the verge of imploding. His call on Nunez in fact might be the only reason the Orioles even have a chance in the world to win this game.
Yeah, that was a four pitch inning because of Angel Hernandez.
Every pitch they swung at was closer to being a strike than the 1-1 pitch to Nunez.
They were trying to be patient with Chen, and Hernandez kept burying them in bad counts with his wide zone. It’s clearly in their heads now as they are getting more aggressive at the plate.
This is fucking hilarious.
He’s right though, if everything within 4 inches is being called a strike, they have to protect the plate.
On the first pitch?
And not every pitch within four inches has been called a strike. He hasn’t consistently called anything that far off the plate a strike. There has been maybe 3-4 like that all game.
Hopefully they bring Jim Johnson in for the 6th
4 pitches? Plane must be are the Tarmac. Apparently satisfied with a split.
Wei-Yin Chen has an ERA over 5 since September started.
Given tonight, you would never know it.
Throw everything out the window come post-season time… no surprise there.
Chen got bombed by the Yankees in this ballpark a month ago.
Not so much tonight.
I literally got up to say goodnight to my wife, came back and the half inning was over.
Go back to your wife and cherish her. At least you have a companion in your life.
greg, this is thoroughly depressing. i volunteer to travel to your house and companionize you for the rest of this series.
I laughed. I do not know how you companionize anyone but I’m not sure I want to know.
This was sad.
Whatever dosage you’re on, it needs to be doubled. Would you like for me to make an appointment for you?
I hate when people just write “this” but “this.”
Aww, come on. It was sweet.
Sweet happens many, many a time on this blog. Usually, it involves Plouffy and Erica and, sometimes, even me and jjyank. This? Not sweet. This is just sad and tragic in a “I’m spilling my sadness out on the game thread of a New York Yankees blog” kind of way.
But… but.. I’m a doctor?
Fuck bitches, get money.
Anytime you guys wanna start hitting, that would be great, OK?
They are showing awful plate discipline . Chen keeps quick pitching them and no one is calling time.
I’m glad the gloves are out tonight.
How bout that for bad and then good luck for the Yankees?
What the fuck is going on?
they really don’t want to win tonight. what a pathetic effort
Yeah, they’re *definitely* not trying to win tonight. You got it!
Holy fucking shitballs, this is now beyond ridiculous.
The routine is always challenging for this team. Amazing.
I want to strangle someone, sooooo bad right now
Tex Buckner ladies and gents
Seriously, weird game.
Way to go Buckner!
Geez guys, just pack it in and head to NY in body, not just in mind. This is little league shit.
Great night with the gloves, fellas.
Yankees have apparently decided not to try. Maybe something will change their mind soon.
their heads simply aren’t in this game. only guys focusing are pettite and a-rod. we’re looking at a split here in baltimoe.
Jeez man lol
Oh my god SHUT UP Smoltz.
I know I’m in my own little group here but I’ve had enough of Tex. Gardner to left, Ichiro to right and Swish to first.
Swish is a vastly inferior defender than Tex and it’s not even close
Normally I would agree but from watching Swish play first this year he did a well above average job.
Guess what? HR’s don’t work in the postseason guys.
Tell that to Carlos Beltran.
tell that to a nice japanese man known as godzilla.
The Cardinals disagree.
Smoltz didn’t see the Cardinals/Nationals game, I gather.
how was that not a strikeout?
But it was anyway.
I can’t wait for this team to play like a championship team rather than first timers.
Tex jeter grandy Fuck you guys
-andy Pettittes family
Interesting pattern of letter capitalization.
This is what our schools teach in elementary school now.
That 1-2 pitch to Hardy was as good as the 1-1 to Nunez. Not only is Hernandez terrible, but he is inconsistent.
They are playing this game like it’s the last game of a may road trip and are looking to get home Tex should have had they ball jeter making errors and grandy not catching andino’s ball . Combined with awful hitting approaches. I feel sorry for Andy who is pitching fine.
Hal Steinbrenner released statement indicating the Yankees are satisfied with one win in the ALDS and must get home for “Project Runway” finale.
Wait..YOU’RE Hal Steinbrenner??
4 pitch inning for Chen. What happened to working for you pitch
I’m on record that there is no way we can have a worse offensive inning than the last one
Be careful this team can find new, creative ways to hurt your feelings.
Wow, perspective people.
Are you challenging the Orioles to convert a triple play?
How much do you want to bet Oriole fans are pissed at the announcers for defending Tex on that error?
You might think the announcers suck in general, but the whole biased against the Yankee thing is kind of silly. Every team’s fans think the announcers are biased against them, and there is a very, very large chunk of the population that thinks that all the big networks are pro-Yankee.
I actually think Cal has been pretty good to Yanks – he likes Arod for example. Smoltz sometimes lets his feelings show – he also has a bad habit of talking as if he were the Orioles (this what we want to happen) or the Yanks (much less)
I had exactly that thought when listening to that defense of Tex. And then I got bored, because Cal is boring. I don’t think any of the YES announcers would have tried to defend Tex on that error. Pauly would have just talked about eating and then Coney would talk about sabermetrics and Kay would say something stupid, but nobody would try to argue that wasn’t a shitty error or blather on about how grass is cut.
Time for some fucking runs, already.
C’mon Yankees! Do the damn thing!
What are you guys like in the last 5 minutes of a football game?
Andy came to play anyways.
Oh i though swisher was going to beer league that.
Is there any hope for Grandy to move to RF next year – any fly ball with a big swing by batter but that doesn’t travel hit to CF scares me – he is much better at going back.
In RF, he can play shallow since short RF wall at YS III (assuming Swisher leaves)
it’s because he ALWAYS takes a step back before breaking for the ball. He’s awful out there.
We’re down by 1 run. ONE run. From some of these comments you’d think we were down 10-0 with Sergio Mitre and Chad Gaudin lined up to pitch the next 2 games.
God I miss those guys, think either of them can play 1st or ss?
Chad Guadin… the Fredo of the Yankees family.
MITRE! Those were the days.
Score 15 runs now.
For as bad as the Yankees have played tonight they are only down 1 run going to the 6th. They should still win this game.
I do feel a lot better that they had to use O’Day and Johnson yesterday
Should? The Orioles have a great bullpen, regardless of what Johnson did last night.
yea, ANDY came to play. this offence needs to wake the fuck up. we cant expect CG shutouts from every starter fml!!
Yankees are seriously in a good position – one run down with a chance to take a 2 games to none lead. I’ll take it!
Just remember how nerve wracking ’96 was against Texas…
I can’t believe I miss the days when LDS games were on ESPN.
TBS commercials are the absolute worst.
Their broadcasting crew is terrible as well.
Not as bad as NBA playoffs on TNT, when every single commercial break meant one or two ads for ‘Men at Work’, the HILARIOUS new TBS comedy, and another for ‘Franklin & Bash’, the EVEN MORE HILARIOUS TNT comedy where Zach from Saved by the Bell and the dude from Clueless get to be HILARIOUS lawyers. It was HILARIOUS – literally, I went psychotic afterwards.
VERY FUNNY!!! VERY FUNNY!!! AHHH VERY FUNNY
Seriously, what a stupid tag line.
“Hey guys, our shows are funny, right? So what should our marketing line be?”
“I know: ‘very funny’. You know, because the shows are funny, right? You guys get it?”
I literally do a face palm every time.
Let’s get to Chen now!
This is the inning. I can feel it.
Just got back from Domino’s! Quickest thing to pick up and run back in minimal time. On my way there, I saw a car with a 2009 World Series championship bumper sticker. It’s a sign!!!!!!
Anything involving Domino’s is probably just a sign of indigestion.
I can honestly say I’ve never been inside a Domino’s or Papa Johns in my life.
I unfortunately have had to ingest Domino’s in the past few months when my second office, which is about as deep in the “other” New York as can be, has wanted to order pizza. It’s….not as bad as that “Pizza Pizza” stuff which gets advertised during Blue Jay games (which is like “Little Ceaser’s Outlet Store”), but it’s bad.
I liked Papa Johns when I lived in Miami, but there’s no real pizza there either.
I’ve eaten both, don’t get me wrong, but how do you not get Domino’s delivered. I wouldn’t want people seeing me walk out of a Domino’s with food…
Welcome to my life in DC. It’s funny how much higher my pizza standards are compared to my coworkers.
They’re probably lifetime not-from-the New York/NJ area. Probably have never has a slice of good pizza in their lives.
Yep. I remember when I first started, they were outlining places I could go for lunch. One of which was a pizza place. And I stopped them and said “wait…what kind of pizza? Like southern pizza? Or NY style pizza?”
And they responded “what’s the difference?”
I still have yet to venture to eat there.
This disgusting kid from my school works at Dominos. So no Dominos anymore. He’s not allowed in the kitchen supposedly, but no chances taken.
I go to local pizza places rather than horrible chains like Papa Johns.
Who eats Dominos? No one in New York.
Read what I just wrote. When your East New York office needs to order some pizza, there’s not much of a choice.
I guess swisher didn’t get the postseason memo until today
Right now, they can barely touch Chen.
This is hard to watch.
We’re making Chen look better than he is.
FWIW, there is still no link to the spillover thread on the main page.
Chen has only needed 11 pitches for the last five outs.
HOLY FUCK. TAKE A PITCH OR THREE. HE HAS THROWN 10 PITCHES SINCE THE TOP OF THE 5TH. FUCK.
I love Swisher but he’s really struggled in the playoffs now for years, it may mark his ticket out of town and a big free agency contract elsewhere, in NY you’ve got to produce in the playoffs.
He was on base three times yesterday.
But what has he done for us lately Mike?!
shhh, Mike THE NARRATIVE!!!!!!!
can’t expect people to give up their narratives.
I used to not feel this way, but slowly I am siding with this train of thought.
this is painful
Why do the Yankees seem to get railed in a lot of game 2s?
Please get on Russ.
This ernie guy blow ass as a broadcaster.
Well, there’s a break.
Would be nice of Granderson to do something with that.
Okay Grandy now is the time that your awful flailing swing makes miraculous contact and goes for a home run, right?
Yeah, that didn’t do anything at all.
Curtis is also performing quite well.
Grandy sucks in centerhe should have caught that ball by andino. And girardi sucks too I wanted petite in game 3 because I did not think we would win both games on the road . Now we have to rely on kuroda and Hughes good luck
Keep a happy thought.
Game’s over already.
Shit, I missed a few innings.
kuroda’s been our best starter all year, this games not over and even with a loss if we can’t win 2 of 3 at home with the garbage baltimore will throw we dont deserve it anyway
Granderson fucking sucks.
ugh, sloppy baseball, at least martin worked a count
i’m still amazed at the number of orioles fans in the park. i’ve been to a bunch of yankee games at camden yards and this is the first time there hasnt been a 50/50 split
Baltimore just became O’s fans. If they lose, they’ll go back to forgetting they have a team.
I am literally angry with rage!
Just trying to lighten up the room a bit.
Good luck with that. But it was good. I may quote it.
I get to hear Springsteen play out to commercials and then Conan advertisements. TBS is not SO bad.
Offense has been pathetic tonight. This guy throws a 92 mph fastball, no more no less. Get a big hit. SCORE! They should be crushing this guy. Andy’s kept them in it despite a comedy of errors on defense.
Another hanger, another weak out. What is wrong with these hitters? If you are geared up for the fastball, you should put that pitch into orbit.
Weak night by the offense, not sure how this dude is dominating us
Know what sucks? TEETHING.
Are you teething?
No, but I can hear my son waking up in pain in the other room right now, which will be the first of many times tonight until the four goddamn teeth that are wanting to come out emerge.
Maybe he’s just reading this game thread.
We’re totally there too. Sucks, for both him and us.
There’s not much we can do for the poor little guy. He was handling it like a champ, but it’s the molars and incisors now, and it’s FOUR of them trying to come out. It just gets the best of him at night. At least this will put him at about 13-14 teeth but, damn, I need my sleep, but my wife especially does.
On the bright side, he suddenly perfectly blurted out the word “raspberry” today, which shocked the shit out of us.
We have the four front teeth out so far. He actually slept through the night last night. Unfortunately, that far too uncommon. My wife is a saint though, has the monitor volume way down and gets up with him every night.
He’s a big fan of the 3 AM party in his crib…
We have a very good sleeper when this isn’t happening. This is just a killer right now.
My wife’s still nursing so, yeah, she winds up taking the nighttime wakeups.
Do you have the teething rings? put one in the freezer for a couple of minutes, when my niece was teething that always helped
Yeah. It’s the nighttime stuff, though. I think toothaches are worse for anyone at night.
Just punch him in the mouth — will knock his teeth out and solve both his and your problem.
Thank you. Will try that out if nothing else works.
…I hope he’s not latching on to the wrong parent.
If I were to go in there right now, he’d really wake up and then we’d be screwed for a while. Daddy = play time.
Also vacuum cleaners.
Yeah…teething BLOWS when my niece started it was the first time I seriously considered moving out since I was a rebellious teenager.
Damn this has been a frustrating game thus far, just such a weird feel to it.
Granderson is a waste of a spot right now. Might as well play Andrew Jones because there is no difference in effectiveness. The roll over and die Yanks are creeping out.
I could swear Grandy had a RISP hit earlier this game.
He’s not on the roster.
Who is Andrew Jones?
He’s dating Sam Pearce.
And Andy Petite is their kid.
This crap again?
…and this is what happens.
Now the Orioles have an excellent chance to scratch another run across.
the worst part of this team: we actually have a rotation that can deal and keep us in the game. i think for once, we’ll go as far as our goodam erratic offence takes us.
This could be the game right here.
I would pay to watch a Tex/Wieters foot race.
You have 3 hours?
……and they’d still overlap Casey McGeehee and, um, Jorge Posada.
Fucking dive, please.
Yeah honestly, what the fuck. How many seeing eye singles have downed the Yankees the last twelve years? Immeasurable.
Death by a thousand cuts.
Sorry I don’t think this shitty ass O can come back.
with this fucking offense, it’s probably game over
Yes because yesterday’s 7 runs means nothing.
Are they playing at the Prudential Center?
Is this game fixed ? Cano ole that ball
Well, a split in Baltimore ain’t bad. We’ve just got to win 2/3 at the stadium to take the series. The offense is gonna have to do better.
It’d be infinitely better to go back 2-0. 2 out 3 isn’t a cakewalk.
Again, Cano does not dive. He had a shot to knock that down at the very least and keep the run from scoring.
Lol their catcher scores from second without a throw and our first basemen doesn’t even try…pathetic. Poor fundamentals always hurt more in the playoffs.
Our first baseman would have been out by 30 ft. He would have been stupid to try.
The first baseman would have been out at the plate, O’s OF do have strong arms and Tex is just coming back from a Calf injury
Teixeira is running fine. He got a bad jump because he froze on the line drive. Don’t listen to what these idiot announcers are saying.
I’m not listening to anyone, Tex would have been out by a mile, it’s obvious Tex is not moving as quick as he can (even by his standards) so either he has just flat out quit (unlikely) he is still a little apprehensive about pushing it unless it’s absolutely necessary.
Does it feel like to you that the yanks came to Baltimore and once they won the first game they were satisfied with a split?
No. That’s just stupid.
With the lack of defensive effort tonight that’s really not that far off.
are we really raving about a career replacement level player for playing the game the right way?
And these Orioles “fans” are some of the biggest disgraces in baseball. Instead of cheering for their own team, they are chanting “you suck”
That applies to all “fans” when the Yankees are in town. Everyone hates the yankees because every fan is jealous of their greatness.
It’s blows. Touht the object was to win not rationalize a split
I love the “You Suck” chant after a run. Okay, yea, because your team just made the playoffs for the first time in 15 years. But yea, we suck.
And they already lost game one.
If Andy can’t get the corpse formerly known as Thome out this inning, then Girardi should pull him.
Can Swisher not throw home this series?
let’s all calm down, it’s a 2 run game, this offense has managed a few big innings this year
You can’t say that and have it mean anything. There’s a group that simply gives up in the 2nd inning (sometimes in the first). No reasoning with them.
lol i’m baffled. you’d swear the sky was falling. we’re not going away with 1 run total, we may lose, but i’m confident we’ll score more than 1
^This. How many time have the Yankees been down by 1 or 2 runs, all the pessimists come out and say that “a-roid sucks and swisher’s unclutch and homers don’t work in the postseason,” and then they actually score runs. I know we can’t skip that middle step, but I can always hope.
Yankees feel sorry for Os give them a win for a gift
Signed jeter tex cano and grandy
Yea, that’s it.
thome looks like he drinks maple syrup
Thank you…I needed that laugh.
seriously. so random i couldn’t anything but chuckle.
Bullpen has to be getting loose no? 2 run game in the 6th, day off tomorrow. Both Robertson and Soriano should pitch in this game.
anyone watching the jets game?
double play and a few quick runs
i had this typed before the dp
Score some runs please.
RUNS damn it, RUNS!
That’s probably it for Pettitte.
Hey, 6/3 isn’t a great outing, but we’d all take it. This game right now is on the dead bats society.
Umm while you’re listening to me; How about some runs?
Good job holding it to one.
Really, without Ichiro’s insanity, this is a shutout right now.
Think about that.
i still cant hate on pettite. wtf did we expect, 8 innnings of 1 run ball. this dudes 40 yrs old.
it may not end up being to far from that…he can come back for the 7th
you know what? fuck chris young.
Not breaking any ground, but that Nunez at bat w/ the bases loaded (aided by the bad Angel H. strike call) was a monster. Jeez that was a killer.
Have to score those runs with less than 1 out. Inexcusable.
the ANTI tex lol
What is the cure for having 2000 songs on your iPod and it plays the same 20 songs all the time?
Deleting those 20 songs?
Bloop and a blast…
Please be right!
Did Aroldis just say “Shamalangadingdong?”
A relevant pop culture reference to 1996.
Makes me think of Animal House.
Pettitte may not have been on fire, but he never let them put up a crooked number. This game could have been a lot worse than 3-1.
Bloop and a blast time!
Noonie, get us started here!!!
Again with Angel Hernandez.
And it ends up being a good thing!
NICE HUSTLE NUNIE
There’s your bloop! What base running.
Way to hustle, Nunie!
That was graceful Davis…
fuck yeah nunie!!
There’s the bloop. Need the blast.
Hustle double. Let that be an omen.
nice nunez! hard charging
Nunee with the hustle.
Wow. ‘Atta boy, Nunie. Let’s get something going here.
YEAH NOONIE way to hustle out of the box!!!!
HEADS UP RUNNING NUNIE! fucking bring him in guys, let’s GO
What’s the over/under on Orioles wins next season? I feel a big thud coming and say 80 should be about it.
Wow, someone finally made a play. Jesus.
Thank you, Nunez. Sorry I called you a bad name before. Nice hustle there.
Angel Hernandez has to reach into his bag of how to screw the Yankees for something new.
We’ve already seen a bunch of bad strike calls, and infield fly was already taken. I’m gonna go with missing something obvious like a balk or catcher’s interference.
Now John Smoltz is disappointed that Nunez didn’t get a walk (which would have been a wrong call), because the next pitch led to a double. Also he’s still blaming the rally last night on an umpire’s missed strike call.
Swinging at too many high fastballs…
lead off double, we need at least one this inning
Derek, TAKE A FUCKING PITCH
It worked out okay, but…yes, thank you. His “always swing at first pitch” bullshit put him in an 0-2 hole with a sketchy ump against a guy who doesn’t have great control. If he let a pitch or two go he could have been in a much more advantageous count/not had to desperately and (fortunately successfully) battle an 0-2 count for a few pitches.
…not one pitch to Jeter’s been in the zone yet.
They’re all in the Hernandez-zone, however.
True…nothing in sports infuriates me more than a bad home plate umpire. It throws of the rhythm of EVERYBODY but the pitcher getting the calls.
(take a shot of hard booze)
105 pitches…he is ripe for picking.
Now we’re talking!!
there we go Captain. keep ‘em coming.
Well done, Jeter.
Now, time for him to reach the plate as well.
Fisting it out there
Hey that’s my line
Chip Carey [sic] wins.
YES! 1 one game again!
Nunie’s hustle gets me all hot and bothered.
The kid and the Captain coming through!!! FUCK YEAH!!
i know i only asked for one, but how bout some more?
Nunie to the instuctional league for rf next year
Nunez manufacturing a run.
there we go, come on grady little, leave chen in a little longer
“At least Jeter is making up for the defense with big hits”
Good call, Mike
Did Nunez even touch the plate?
What is with Yankees baserunners and freezing on line drives that are no where close to being caught? He scored anyway, but Nunez even did it on that one with no one within 10 feet of it.
Smoked into left center
Nunez can move- he got a terrible jump on that ball
no more bunting, double single, free out???
im calling it now, pettite comes back out for the 7th, let’s the first batter get on, then girardi yanks him. HAPPENS EVERY TIME!
Man, he still motors.
at least ichiro is too fast to double up
Thank you for hustling Ichiro.
Tough for Ichiro to do anything when Girardi puts him in an 0-2 hole to start his AB.
we need some big ABs from the middle of the order here
I was going to say this earlier — I am happy that Ichiro has produced reasonably well, but I think his swing is one of the stupidest things in baseball. Use your body to generate greater force and maybe you won’t hit as many pop-ups/GIDP balls, dumbass.
yeah, stupid single season hit record holder
Screw Wieters, we need to get Ichiro running.
The Yankees will return to the Bronx up 2-0.
You just knew they’d get that 2nd run once Baltimore got their 3rd run. Now they won’t score another run all game. Buck’s gonna mix and match with Oday’s frisbee, Matusz the LOOGY and Johnson’s bowling ball.
Bring them the fuck on.
The Yankees took secret batting practice with bowling balls.
For a second there I was hoping Buck would treat CHen like David Cone…
Are they bringing in Armando Benitez?
Aubrey oday time
GOD DAMNIT IT’S FRISBEE MAN AGAIN
STOP CALLING IT A FRISBEE!!
*goes on homicidal rampage*
just wait for the bowling ball!
Fist one, Arod!
Take a shot everytime you hear the word ‘frisbee’
We’d all be dead in a half inning.
fuck. ichiro is getting some excellent jumps off of 1st.
Frizbee what the fuck
Totally gotta start Ichiro here.
Is it just me or does O’Day balk every single pitch?
Its just you.
ARod does all that, all for the rather predictable swing-and-miss.
He just does that a fucking ton these days.
okay ALEX RODRIGUEZ… give the organization your money back.
Alex, Alex, Alex….
Alright Robbie, fist one into the outfield and tie this up!
Stolen base = Robbie gets nothing to hit. Counterproductive.
But Joe is a great strategician. You need to let him work his magic. He is more of an “artist” than a “manager”, coaxing runs from the opposing team like a patient lover with bunts, stolen bases, and matchups.
Wow..the Oriole fans are annoying with the soccer chants.
That sentence would have been fine if it had stopped at “annoying.”
No surprise there…
This comment is even less of a surprise.
Can we make up a name for you? Like “Ol’ Magenta Comments”?
dalelama and stuart are happy enough to throw a parade.
Not happy at all, no one more than me wishes we weren’t paying a choke artist $25M per year.
Could have fooled me.
It’s literally ALL you talk about.
Sounds like a fucking soccer match. Idiots.
thought they might walk robbie to go after swish
The worst/best thing stuart ever said on here was his comment about the smug look on Alex’s face after a strikeout for the next five years. It’s like a knife to the heart every time it actually happens.
Best hitter in baseball right now vs a LOOGY w a great base runner in SP. Can’t ask for much more than that
The only thing that lowers my ARod hate is knowing that Robbie is coming up after him.
Alex just looks too old and slow. Oday has fooled him two days in a row now. And it’s up to Robbie against Matusz the LOOGY if they don’t walk him which I would to pitch to Teixera.
pitching to swish not tex
Methinks the reception for A-Rod on Wednesday is not going to be pretty…
Because Yankee fans are annoying.
not trying to sound to cliche but this is the spot cano needs to come up big in if he’s gonna be the next great one
Looking ahead, since they burned O’Day already, does that mean Strop in the 8th??
i hope so
That makes no sense to me, Why not leave O’Day in for the IBB?
Bring in lefty for IBB?
uhh…couldn’t ODay do that?
Go ahead run on base. Have to make them pay.
I never understood this. Why not use O’Day for the IBB, then bring in Matusz?
That Aretha Franklin joke was awful.
Ok swisher you want a big contract this coming year? Get a hit and we’ll talk!
Pinch hit chavez here
Swish needs a big hit here
Wow, interesting move here by Buck.
1-32 in his playoff career with RISP.
That is a crazy stat!
I really hate A-Rod. I keep trying to like him, and want to root for him, but I’m done.
He’s either a walk, single, strikeout, or double play. He is worthless at his pay. If he was only making 1.5 mil, it wouldn’t be a huge deal, but his huge paycheck makes me sick with how terrible he is.
I want him gone.
Good luck. Even Magic Johnson isn’t dumb enough to take that contract.
You just knew a rod would strike out on ball4 you just knew swisher would do his playoff choke act but where are the fingers like in the Detroit game?
You know how big a single would be?
swish is just watching juicy pitches
Two curveballs to drive, and Swish hasn’t offered.
Maybe the Mets
Was lying in bed unable to get back to sleep (in England). Suddenly remembered baseball would be on. Get up – it’s 3-2 Orioles, Suzuki on 1st. Cano walks. Runners get to 2nd and 3rd on a passed ball. Suddenly I’m glad at my inability to sleep.
So what time is small sample size article going up tomorrow. But but he walks.
Make it 1-33.
Damn. We still make this happen in the 8th.
The light hitting Swisher can’t do a damn thing in the playoffs. Nothing new there.
God, fuck you Arod.
Later Swish. Enjoy Boston.
pathetic but predictable… 1 hit with RISP in his whole PS career.
So unclutch it’s just unbelievable.
Arod and Swish living up to their postseason expectations that inning.
Ugh, those last few AB’s were incredibly terrible, yet predictable.
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