Oct
08

ALDS Game Two Spillover Thread

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Here’s another thread to help keep the site moving smoothly. Let’s go Yankees.

Categories : Game Threads, Playoffs

513 Comments

  1. Cy Pettitte says:

    felt like that entire inning turned on the 1-1 strike call to Nunez

  2. Get Phelps Up says:

    Jerry Meals > Angel Hernandez

  3. thekid says:

    Voice is going to be hoarse from yelling ‘fuck’ so much tonight >.>

  4. BigBlueAL says:

    Thats what you get when you start your backup to the backup middle infielder at DH in a playoff game.

  5. Hummingbird S. says:

    offense in mid-season form. 6 LOB, 1-5 with RISP (hit did not score a run!)

  6. forensic says:

    That inning fucking sucked ass. So much aggravation in it.

  7. Electric nunez says:

    Chen at 80 pitches he will be gone soon

  8. Ethan says:

    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.

  9. The Real Greg says:

    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?

  10. Matt says:

    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.

  11. Robinson Tilapia says:

    I’m not getting the “fan vote” at the bottom of the screen. How can the game remain ties with it’s 2-1?

  12. Bartolo's Colon says:

    Jeter is very bad

  13. Karl Krawfid says:

    Great game Captain

  14. Derek Jeter is sure playing some shitty sure-handed defense these first two games.

  15. Electric nunez says:

    Wow who paid off Jeter?

  16. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Fucking Derek Jeter.
    Nunez might be better at SS.

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      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.

  17. forensic says:

    Good lord Jeter. How about you get your head out of your ass at some point tonight?

  18. Mike Axisa says:

    At least Jeter is making up for the defense with big hits.

  19. Hummingbird S. says:

    Terrible offense, terrible defense.

  20. Bubba says:

    Just curious, how often do the Yankees fail to score a run with the bases loaded and less than 2 outs?

  21. Tom says:

    Nice play by Tex to save a base there.

  22. Nice Scheister of Doom says:

    Angel Hernandez, leader of “Friends of Flanny.”

  23. jmc says:

    good start to bottom half…christ.

  24. captain kiwi says:

    there’s not enough alcohol in the world to get me through a game with hernandez behind the plate.

  25. oldmanalex says:

    i never thought i’d be accusing of derek going through the motions. this dude needs to wake the fuck up.

  26. oldmanalex says:

    i almost shat myself when machado hit that.

  27. King George says:

    This is beyond frustrating.

  28. Dan says:

    *This is not looking like a World Series team right now*

  29. Karl Krawfid says:

    First time since 1996…Jeter is really playing like a rookie.

  30. Mick taylor says:

    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?

  31. Adam says:

    Wow, what a play by Alex.

  32. jim p says:

    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?

  33. Tom says:

    Nice play by ARod there.

  34. Hummingbird S. says:

    A-Rod showing Jeter how to play D

  35. Bartolo's Colon says:

    Arid sort of bobbled it, he sucks!!!!!!

  36. Electric nunez says:

    Granderson and jeter not invited to andy christmas bbq in texas.

  37. Robinson Tilapia says:

    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.

  38. Winter says:

    Say what you will about his bat, A-Rod is still well above average on defense.

  39. Bartolo's Colon says:

    Like many red sox fans, I’m scared shitless of andino

  40. jjyank says:

    MOAR RUNS

    Please.

  41. The Real Greg says:

    They’ll probably string together a few bloop hits here.

  42. oriole killer says:

    Thank god that went to Cano, an equivalent ball on Jeter’s side would have meant a two-base error.

  43. Matt says:

    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.

  44. Electric nunez says:

    Ok chen needs to die this inning

  45. Dan says:

    Man, the Orioles sure love their 2-run singles.

    On the other hand, how about a Yankee 1 run single?

  46. Two pitches, two outs.

    Positively worthless.

  47. Hummingbird S. says:

    2 pitches, 2 outs… very nice offense

  48. Bartolo's Colon says:

    Wow, we might see 4 whole pitches here

  49. Total Dominication says:

    Seriously? Two pitches?

  50. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    2 pitches

  51. BigBlueAL says:

    2 pitches 2 outs to start the 5th.

  52. Matt says:

    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.

  53. captain kiwi says:

    2 pitches, 2 pitches. holy shit guys.

  54. Electric nunez says:

    Lets go up there a hit the first pitch of a guy at 80 pitches in the 5th.

  55. oldmanalex says:

    wow 2 pitches 2 outs. these guys really want to get the fuck out of camden and enjoy the fucking baltimore nightlife.

  56. pistol pete says:

    Great at bat aRod.

  57. The Real Greg says:

    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.

    • oriole killer says:

      Dude…it’s just luck, chill out.

      • The Real Greg says:

        It is luck. But…

        A: Nobody here seems to agree.
        B It’s not going our way.

        • Tom says:

          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”

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      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.

    • forensic says:

      You sure do lead a pitiful existence.

  58. Cy Pettitte says:

    4 pitch inning. fucking brutal.

  59. Tom says:

    Cano has to take a strike there.

  60. What an awful inning.

    Really?

  61. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Seriously?

  62. oriole killer says:

    That inning sucked.

  63. Hummingbird S. says:

    lol

  64. Winter says:

    fuck!

  65. Karl Krawfid says:

    Yankees could have got him out of the fucking game this inning.

    Jesus Christ.

  66. Electric nunez says:

    4 fucking pitches are you serious

  67. 4 pitches says:

    and our half of the inning is over

  68. BigBlueAL says:

    That might be the worst offensive inning in Yankee playoff history.

  69. forensic says:

    Seriously guys? Two one-pitch outs? Way to battle.

    And now 4 pitches total.

    That’s it, time for a beer…

  70. Matt says:

    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.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting says:

      Yeah, that was a four pitch inning because of Angel Hernandez.

      • Matt says:

        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.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting says:

          This is fucking hilarious.

          • Bo Knows says:

            He’s right though, if everything within 4 inches is being called a strike, they have to protect the plate.

            • Need Pitching & Hitting says:

              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.

  71. Bartolo's Colon says:

    Hopefully they bring Jim Johnson in for the 6th

  72. Athenian says:

    4 pitches? Plane must be are the Tarmac. Apparently satisfied with a split.

  73. Wei-Yin Chen has an ERA over 5 since September started.

    Given tonight, you would never know it.

  74. Adam says:

    I literally got up to say goodnight to my wife, came back and the half inning was over.

  75. Pat D says:

    Anytime you guys wanna start hitting, that would be great, OK?

  76. Mick taylor says:

    They are showing awful plate discipline . Chen keeps quick pitching them and no one is calling time.

  77. I’m glad the gloves are out tonight.

  78. Esteban says:

    How bout that for bad and then good luck for the Yankees?

  79. jjyank says:

    Tex, WTF??

  80. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    What the fuck is going on?

    Ridiculous.

  81. Hummingbird S. says:

    they really don’t want to win tonight. what a pathetic effort

  82. Pat D says:

    Holy fucking shitballs, this is now beyond ridiculous.

  83. Matt says:

    The routine is always challenging for this team. Amazing.

  84. Bo Knows says:

    I want to strangle someone, sooooo bad right now

  85. Bartolo's Colon says:

    Tex Buckner ladies and gents

  86. Adam says:

    Seriously, weird game.

  87. forensic says:

    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.

  88. Mike Axisa says:

    Great night with the gloves, fellas.

  89. Winter says:

    Yankees have apparently decided not to try. Maybe something will change their mind soon.

  90. jmc says:

    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.

  91. Karl Krawfid says:

    Jeez man lol

  92. Get Phelps Up says:

    Oh my god SHUT UP Smoltz.

  93. RkyMtnYank says:

    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.

  94. Winter says:

    Guess what? HR’s don’t work in the postseason guys.

  95. Pat D says:

    Smoltz didn’t see the Cardinals/Nationals game, I gather.

  96. Hummingbird S. says:

    how was that not a strikeout?

  97. Athenian says:

    I can’t wait for this team to play like a championship team rather than first timers.

  98. Electric nunez says:

    Tex jeter grandy Fuck you guys

    -andy Pettittes family

  99. Matt says:

    That 1-2 pitch to Hardy was as good as the 1-1 to Nunez. Not only is Hernandez terrible, but he is inconsistent.

  100. Mick taylor says:

    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.

  101. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Hal Steinbrenner released statement indicating the Yankees are satisfied with one win in the ALDS and must get home for “Project Runway” finale.

  102. CapitalT says:

    4 pitch inning for Chen. What happened to working for you pitch

  103. Bartolo's Colon says:

    I’m on record that there is no way we can have a worse offensive inning than the last one

  104. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    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.

    • mt says:

      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)

    • alec says:

      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.

  105. Time for some fucking runs, already.

  106. Nice Scheister of Doom says:

    C’mon Yankees! Do the damn thing!

  107. OMG! Bagels! says:

    What are you guys like in the last 5 minutes of a football game?

  108. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Andy came to play anyways.

    Runs please.

  109. Electric nunez says:

    Oh i though swisher was going to beer league that.

  110. mt says:

    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)

    • Hummingbird S. says:

      it’s because he ALWAYS takes a step back before breaking for the ball. He’s awful out there.

  111. Yesterdays Game says:

    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.

  112. Get Phelps Up says:

    Score 15 runs now.

  113. BigBlueAL says:

    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.

  114. oldmanalex says:

    yea, ANDY came to play. this offence needs to wake the fuck up. we cant expect CG shutouts from every starter fml!!

  115. JLC 776 says:

    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…

  116. I can’t believe I miss the days when LDS games were on ESPN.

    TBS commercials are the absolute worst.

    • Ethan says:

      Their broadcasting crew is terrible as well.

    • alec says:

      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.

    • jjyank says:

      VERY FUNNY!!! VERY FUNNY!!! AHHH VERY FUNNY

      *shoots self*

      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.

  117. Mike N says:

    Let’s get to Chen now!

  118. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

    This is the inning. I can feel it.

  119. King George says:

    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!!!!!!

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      Anything involving Domino’s is probably just a sign of indigestion.

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

      I can honestly say I’ve never been inside a Domino’s or Papa Johns in my life.

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

        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.

        • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

          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…

        • jjyank says:

          Welcome to my life in DC. It’s funny how much higher my pizza standards are compared to my coworkers.

          • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

            They’re probably lifetime not-from-the New York/NJ area. Probably have never has a slice of good pizza in their lives.

            • jjyank says:

              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.

        • Joe F says:

          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.

    • OMG! Bagels! says:

      Who eats Dominos? No one in New York.

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

        Read what I just wrote. When your East New York office needs to order some pizza, there’s not much of a choice.

  120. Bartolo's Colon says:

    I guess swisher didn’t get the postseason memo until today

  121. Right now, they can barely touch Chen.

    This is hard to watch.

  122. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Axisa,

    FWIW, there is still no link to the spillover thread on the main page.

  123. Chen has only needed 11 pitches for the last five outs.

  124. King George says:

    HOLY FUCK. TAKE A PITCH OR THREE. HE HAS THROWN 10 PITCHES SINCE THE TOP OF THE 5TH. FUCK.

  125. pistol pete says:

    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.

  126. not enough homers says:

    this is painful

  127. Dan says:

    Why do the Yankees seem to get railed in a lot of game 2s?

  128. Joe F says:

    Please get on Russ.

  129. Electric nunez says:

    This ernie guy blow ass as a broadcaster.

  130. Adam says:

    haha wow.

  131. Well, there’s a break.

    Would be nice of Granderson to do something with that.

  132. oriole killer says:

    Okay Grandy now is the time that your awful flailing swing makes miraculous contact and goes for a home run, right?

  133. Yeah, that didn’t do anything at all.

  134. King George says:

    Curtis is also performing quite well.

  135. Mick taylor says:

    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

  136. Hummingbird S. says:

    this offense..

  137. Karl Krawfid says:

    Granderson fucking sucks.

  138. Souter Fell says:

    ugh, sloppy baseball, at least martin worked a count

  139. not enough homers says:

    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

    • OMG! Bagels! says:

      Baltimore just became O’s fans. If they lose, they’ll go back to forgetting they have a team.

  140. Captain_Turbo says:

    I am literally angry with rage!

  141. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    I get to hear Springsteen play out to commercials and then Conan advertisements. TBS is not SO bad.

  142. Eddard reboot v.1.0 says:

    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.

  143. Matt says:

    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.

  144. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Know what sucks? TEETHING.

    • OMG! Bagels! says:

      Are you teething?

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

        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.

        • OMG! Bagels! says:

          Maybe he’s just reading this game thread.

        • forensic says:

          We’re totally there too. Sucks, for both him and us.

          • Robinson Tilapia says:

            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.

            • forensic says:

              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…

              • Robinson Tilapia says:

                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.

        • Bo Knows says:

          Do you have the teething rings? put one in the freezer for a couple of minutes, when my niece was teething that always helped

          • Robinson Tilapia says:

            Yeah. It’s the nighttime stuff, though. I think toothaches are worse for anyone at night.

        • oriole killer says:

          Just punch him in the mouth — will knock his teeth out and solve both his and your problem.

    • jjyank says:

      …I hope he’s not latching on to the wrong parent.

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

        Funny.

        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.

    • Captain_Turbo says:

      Also vacuum cleaners.

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

      Yeah…teething BLOWS when my niece started it was the first time I seriously considered moving out since I was a rebellious teenager.

  145. FachoinaNYY says:

    Damn this has been a frustrating game thus far, just such a weird feel to it.

  146. Athenian says:

    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.

  147. …and this is what happens.

    Now the Orioles have an excellent chance to scratch another run across.

  148. oldmanalex says:

    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.

  149. Karl Krawfid says:

    This could be the game right here.

  150. Adam says:

    I would pay to watch a Tex/Wieters foot race.

  151. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Fucking dive, please.

    • Dan says:

      Yeah honestly, what the fuck. How many seeing eye singles have downed the Yankees the last twelve years? Immeasurable.

  152. Death by a thousand cuts.

  153. Karl Krawfid says:

    Sorry I don’t think this shitty ass O can come back.

  154. Hummingbird S. says:

    with this fucking offense, it’s probably game over

  155. AnthonyD says:

    Are they playing at the Prudential Center?

  156. Electric nunez says:

    Is this game fixed ? Cano ole that ball

  157. Eddard reboot v.1.0 says:

    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.

  158. Matt says:

    Again, Cano does not dive. He had a shot to knock that down at the very least and keep the run from scoring.

  159. Dan says:

    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.

    • DC says:

      Our first baseman would have been out by 30 ft. He would have been stupid to try.

    • Bo Knows says:

      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

      • Matt says:

        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.

        • Bo Knows says:

          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.

  160. Mick taylor says:

    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?

  161. not enough homers says:

    are we really raving about a career replacement level player for playing the game the right way?

  162. Matt says:

    And these Orioles “fans” are some of the biggest disgraces in baseball. Instead of cheering for their own team, they are chanting “you suck”

    • Right says:

      That applies to all “fans” when the Yankees are in town. Everyone hates the yankees because every fan is jealous of their greatness.

  163. Athenian says:

    It’s blows. Touht the object was to win not rationalize a split

  164. Joe F says:

    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.

  165. Right says:

    If Andy can’t get the corpse formerly known as Thome out this inning, then Girardi should pull him.

  166. Kronk says:

    Can Swisher not throw home this series?

  167. not enough homers says:

    let’s all calm down, it’s a 2 run game, this offense has managed a few big innings this year

    • OMG! Bagels! says:

      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.

      • not enough homers says:

        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

    • Winter says:

      ^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.

  168. Electric nunez says:

    Yankees feel sorry for Os give them a win for a gift

    Signed jeter tex cano and grandy

  169. andy from hp says:

    thome looks like he drinks maple syrup

  170. Tom says:

    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.

  171. andy from hp says:

    anyone watching the jets game?

  172. not enough homers says:

    double play and a few quick runs

  173. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Score some runs please.

  174. jjyank says:

    RUNS damn it, RUNS!

  175. 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.

  176. Joe F says:

    Umm while you’re listening to me; How about some runs?

  177. Mike N says:

    Good job holding it to one.

  178. Really, without Ichiro’s insanity, this is a shutout right now.

    Think about that.

  179. oldmanalex says:

    i still cant hate on pettite. wtf did we expect, 8 innnings of 1 run ball. this dudes 40 yrs old.

  180. andy from hp says:

    you know what? fuck chris young.

  181. AnthonyD says:

    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.

  182. OMG! Bagels! says:

    What is the cure for having 2000 songs on your iPod and it plays the same 20 songs all the time?

  183. Adam says:

    Bloop and a blast…

  184. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Did Aroldis just say “Shamalangadingdong?”

  185. Winter says:

    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.

  186. King George says:

    Bloop and a blast time!

  187. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

    Noonie, get us started here!!!

  188. Get Phelps Up says:

    Again with Angel Hernandez.

  189. Anthony says:

    NICE HUSTLE NUNIE

  190. Adam says:

    There’s your bloop! What base running.

  191. Mike N says:

    Way to hustle, Nunie!

  192. forensic says:

    That was graceful Davis…

  193. Hummingbird S. says:

    fuck yeah nunie!!

  194. King George says:

    There’s the bloop. Need the blast.

  195. Electric nunez says:

    Electric!!!

  196. Hustle double. Let that be an omen.

  197. Souter Fell says:

    nice nunez! hard charging

  198. Winter says:

    Atta-boy Nunie!

  199. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Nunee with the hustle.

    Capitalize please.

  200. jjyank says:

    Wow. ‘Atta boy, Nunie. Let’s get something going here.

  201. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

    YEAH NOONIE way to hustle out of the box!!!!

  202. captain kiwi says:

    HEADS UP RUNNING NUNIE! fucking bring him in guys, let’s GO

  203. jbkx says:

    What’s the over/under on Orioles wins next season? I feel a big thud coming and say 80 should be about it.

  204. Dan says:

    Wow, someone finally made a play. Jesus.

  205. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Thank you, Nunez. Sorry I called you a bad name before. Nice hustle there.

  206. OMG! Bagels! says:

    Angel Hernandez has to reach into his bag of how to screw the Yankees for something new.

    • Winter says:

      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.

  207. oriole killer says:

    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.

  208. Adam says:

    Swinging at too many high fastballs…

  209. TheSaint says:

    Cmon Jeet

  210. Souter Fell says:

    lead off double, we need at least one this inning

  211. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

    Derek, TAKE A FUCKING PITCH

    • oriole killer says:

      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.

  212. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

    …not one pitch to Jeter’s been in the zone yet.

  213. Adam says:

    105 pitches…he is ripe for picking.

  214. Mike N says:

    Now we’re talking!!

  215. Cy Pettitte says:

    there we go Captain. keep ‘em coming.

  216. Well done, Jeter.

    Now, time for him to reach the plate as well.

  217. Get Phelps Up says:

    Jeter!

  218. AnthonyD says:

    Fisting it out there

  219. jjyank says:

    YES! 1 one game again!

  220. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Nunie’s hustle gets me all hot and bothered.

  221. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

    The kid and the Captain coming through!!! FUCK YEAH!!

  222. Souter Fell says:

    i know i only asked for one, but how bout some more?

  223. Electric nunez says:

    Nunie to the instuctional league for rf next year

  224. Joe F says:

    Nunez manufacturing a run.

  225. not enough homers says:

    there we go, come on grady little, leave chen in a little longer

  226. murg says:

    “At least Jeter is making up for the defense with big hits”
    Good call, Mike

  227. Get Phelps Up says:

    Did Nunez even touch the plate?

  228. forensic says:

    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.

  229. jbkx says:

    Smoked into left center

  230. AnthonyD says:

    Nunez can move- he got a terrible jump on that ball

  231. Joe F says:

    Stop bunting.

  232. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Ugghh.

  233. not enough homers says:

    no more bunting, double single, free out???

  234. andy from hp says:

    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!

  235. Adam says:

    Man, he still motors.

  236. Souter Fell says:

    at least ichiro is too fast to double up

  237. Joe F says:

    Thank you for hustling Ichiro.

  238. Get Phelps Up says:

    Tough for Ichiro to do anything when Girardi puts him in an 0-2 hole to start his AB.

  239. TheSaint says:

    we need some big ABs from the middle of the order here

  240. oriole killer says:

    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.

  241. Hans Moleman says:

    Screw Wieters, we need to get Ichiro running.

  242. Robinson Tilapia says:

    The Yankees will return to the Bronx up 2-0.

  243. Eddard reboot v.1.0 says:

    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.

  244. Adam says:

    For a second there I was hoping Buck would treat CHen like David Cone…

  245. jbkx says:

    Are they bringing in Armando Benitez?

  246. Electric nunez says:

    Aubrey oday time

  247. AnthonyD says:

    Frisbee

  248. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

    GOD DAMNIT IT’S FRISBEE MAN AGAIN :(

  249. jjyank says:

    STOP CALLING IT A FRISBEE!!

    *goes on homicidal rampage*

  250. Mike N says:

    C’mon, A-Rod!

  251. Chip Carey says:

    Fist one, Arod!

  252. thekid says:

    Take a shot everytime you hear the word ‘frisbee’

  253. jbkx says:

    Skipping Rocks

  254. captain kiwi says:

    fuck. ichiro is getting some excellent jumps off of 1st.

  255. Electric nunez says:

    Frizbee what the fuck

  256. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

    Totally gotta start Ichiro here.

  257. C says:

    Is it just me or does O’Day balk every single pitch?

  258. forensic says:

    A-Rod… :-(

  259. jbkx says:

    pitiful

  260. Hummingbird S. says:

    arod fail

  261. ARod does all that, all for the rather predictable swing-and-miss.

    He just does that a fucking ton these days.

  262. oldmanalex says:

    okay ALEX RODRIGUEZ… give the organization your money back.

  263. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Alex, Alex, Alex….

  264. Chip Carey says:

    Alright Robbie, fist one into the outfield and tie this up!

  265. Mike Axisa says:

    Stolen base = Robbie gets nothing to hit. Counterproductive.

    • oriole killer says:

      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.

  266. Mike N says:

    Fuuug.

  267. Adam says:

    Wow..the Oriole fans are annoying with the soccer chants.

  268. dalelama says:

    No surprise there…

  269. Get Phelps Up says:

    dalelama and stuart are happy enough to throw a parade.

  270. jbkx says:

    Sounds like a fucking soccer match. Idiots.

  271. TheSaint says:

    thought they might walk robbie to go after swish

  272. Robinson Tilapia says:

    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.

  273. AnthonyD says:

    Best hitter in baseball right now vs a LOOGY w a great base runner in SP. Can’t ask for much more than that

  274. Ace says:

    The only thing that lowers my ARod hate is knowing that Robbie is coming up after him.

  275. Eddard reboot v.1.0 says:

    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.

  276. forensic says:

    Methinks the reception for A-Rod on Wednesday is not going to be pretty…

  277. not enough homers says:

    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

  278. Adam says:

    Looking ahead, since they burned O’Day already, does that mean Strop in the 8th??

  279. Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle says:

    That makes no sense to me, Why not leave O’Day in for the IBB?

  280. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Bring in lefty for IBB?

    Huh?

  281. Get Phelps Up says:

    uhh…couldn’t ODay do that?

  282. Adam says:

    Go ahead run on base. Have to make them pay.

  283. jjyank says:

    I never understood this. Why not use O’Day for the IBB, then bring in Matusz?

  284. Robinson Tilapia says:

    That Aretha Franklin joke was awful.

  285. Ethan says:

    Ok swisher you want a big contract this coming year? Get a hit and we’ll talk!

  286. Electric nunez says:

    Pinch hit chavez here

  287. Souter Fell says:

    Swish needs a big hit here

  288. BigBlueAL says:

    Wow, interesting move here by Buck.

  289. 1-32 in his playoff career with RISP.

    Overdue, Swish.

  290. TampaYankee says:

    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.

  291. Mick taylor says:

    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?

  292. Hans Moleman says:

    You know how big a single would be?

  293. Souter Fell says:

    swish is just watching juicy pitches

  294. Two curveballs to drive, and Swish hasn’t offered.

  295. Electric nunez says:

    Goodbye nick
    Maybe the Mets

  296. Kevin says:

    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.

  297. Joe says:

    So what time is small sample size article going up tomorrow. But but he walks.

  298. Souter Fell says:

    ugh

  299. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    Swisher….smfh.

  300. Adam says:

    Damn. We still make this happen in the 8th.

  301. Eddard reboot v.1.0 says:

    The light hitting Swisher can’t do a damn thing in the playoffs. Nothing new there.

  302. WhittakerWalt says:

    God, fuck you Arod.

  303. Ace says:

    Later Swish. Enjoy Boston.

  304. Hummingbird S. says:

    pathetic but predictable… 1 hit with RISP in his whole PS career.

  305. Ethan says:

    So unclutch it’s just unbelievable.

  306. Mike N says:

    Damn.

  307. BigBlueAL says:

    Arod and Swish living up to their postseason expectations that inning.

  308. forensic says:

    Ugh, those last few AB’s were incredibly terrible, yet predictable.