Oct
08

ALDS Game Two Spillover Thread II

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Another thread to keep things moving along. Some runs would be nice, as would allowing Robinson Cano to swing the bat with a man on-base.

Categories : Game Threads, Playoffs
  • Matt

    Matsuz made some tough pitches there on Swisher, but the 1-0 was a cookie and he straight took it. You have to be more aggressive in that spot with runners on base. They aren’t pitching around you to get to Teixeira batting right handed even with the base open.

    • Lew

      I don’t get to watch the Yanks that often, so am not sure how typical tonight “looked” for them Obviously it wasn’t their best night. But I couldn’t help feeling that there was a lot of dead weight in their lineup – A-rod seemed terrible, Swish was obviously terrible, Granderson was swinging at some terrible pitches, Tex seemed to be flailing and just get lucky a couple of times. And of course Martin is an out maker, with the occasional home run. So it felt like, if they don’t get their run production from Jeter, Ichiro and Cano, their toast. But hopefully that’s just one night, and next game will feel very different…

  • oldmanalex

    i hope swish gets that jayson werth contract. i really do..

  • Get Phelps Up

    We got this if Strop comes in.

    • jjyank

      Johnson is good, but they didn’t do so bad against him last night either. This game is not over.

      • Get Phelps Up

        Oh I agree. This game’s over after the 27th out.

        • jjyank

          Of course. I wasn’t disagreeing with your original comment, I was adding to it.

    • pop

      no doubt

    • Adam

      I bet we see more Matusz, with Granderson up second in the inning.

  • Dan

    That strike two breaking ball really hung there.

    And he just looked at it.

    Stop being afraid! Swing the fucking bats!

  • Souter Fell

    Awful with RISP, awful against Matusz, keep him in

  • BigBlueAL

    Cano should not get a strike thrown to him the rest of this series.

  • brooklym

    Goodbye Swish I do like you but your post season play is terrible.

    • jjyank

      aaaaand hello Ichiro? Dickerson? I get the Swish hate (and I love him, for the record), but outside of a Justin Upton trade, I don’t see an upgrade.

      • Ace

        Valid. But someone is going to overpay for him and I don’t want to see the Yankees match (or exceed).

  • Matt

    11 baserunners, 2 runs, 2 for 8 with RISP, only one of which scored a run.

    So many chances.

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

      What else is new?

    • Athenian

      But not shocking. That is the team from the Oakland sweep to the end of the year. Fear of RISP.

      • Get Phelps Up

        That is the team from the Oakland sweep to the end of the year. Fear of RISP. most every team in baseball when they’re losing games like this.

  • Dan

    Swish is now 1/33 with RISP in the playoffs. That’s just terrible.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      Terrible is too nice a word for that.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    Andy has been outstanding outside of that third inning. Can we please get him at least off the hook for a loss?

  • Eddard reboot v.1.0

    If I’m Buck I just leave in Matusz the LOOGY. It’s quite possible he’ll strike out the side next half inning. Then they have to contend with Johnson’s bowling ball. Alex couldn’t hit the frisbee so chances he hits a bowling ball are about as likely as him hitting a pinball.

  • TheSaint

    at least we know we wont have to hear about swish’s 1-whatever w/ risp in the postseason next year

    • Ace

      Amen

  • Adam

    Wow, give it up to Andy.

  • forensic

    Swisher now 1-20 against Matusz. Better get used to seeing him this series.

  • Eddard reboot v.1.0

    Andy pitched his heart out tonight. What did Alex do to help? Nothing. What did Swisher do to help? Nothing. What did Granderson do to help? Nothing. Nunie, Jete, Ichiro, Teix are at least showing signs of life. Martin might need to hit another if we’re to tie it.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      Granderson has one of their 2 lonely RISP hits.

    • TheSaint

      I wouldn’t really throw tex in there yet

      • DC

        Give Eddard time…he’ll change his mind.

  • Dan

    Reminiscent of game 5 last year…

  • TampaYankee

    Swisher can do what he wants in the regular season, and I love his energy and what he brings to the table alot of games. But his postseason play is dreadful and I feel bad for whatever team gives him huge money.

    We have the most HR’s in the league, but I don’t see our power. Granderson strikes out, alot, despite his high HR numbers, he’s done nothing in the playoffs so far. Tex doesn’t have the power anymore is doesn’t seem. A-Rod has less power than Nunez.

  • Ace

    I wouldn’t mind seeing Ibanez pinch hit for Swisher if he gets the chance. Need some of that magic tonight.

  • Mike N

    What a great performance by Andy! Now let’s score some fucking runs!

  • Electric nunez

    Canteena bowl = explosive diariha

    • TampaYankee

      THAT STUPID FREAKING CALF!!!!!!!!!!!

  • forensic

    At least Grandy’s run into 4 pitches for homers from Matusz. Here’s hoping for another one…

  • Adam

    I love that people are like writing the team’s postscript for the season.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Andy deserves better.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    Two hangers to start the AB…take the bat off your shoulders Tex.

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      like that…good job buddy :)

  • alec

    I think A-Rod should go back to taking steroids.

    Steroids would maybe make him actually able to produce offensively again for us, which would be good. (“Cheating”, whatever, who gives a shit, I want to win.)

    Of course, he could get caught. In which case he would get suspended. That would be good, too, because then we would no longer be burdened with following a place in the batting order to hide his worthlessness. And I think he only gets half salary after 30 days and no salary after 60. It would be one way to prematurely end his contract.

    • jjyank

      Except where he was still pretty good (injuries aside) in comparison to other third baseman. He’s getting old, he’d getting injured. Thank you, Bill Nye, for point this out to us all.

      But he can still be very productive, especially relative to his position.

  • Souter Fell

    Swish will go to the Mets where he doesn’t have to worry about postseason play

    • Munstache

      …or same goes for the Sox! Ha!

  • Adam

    Holy crap, I can’t believe he almost tried to stretch that.

  • not enough homers

    wtf that has to be a double

  • Hummingbird S.

    please PR for Teix now

  • Eddard reboot v.1.0

    Now put Gardner in to pinch run. We need that run. And don’t bunt!

  • Phil-thy

    thank god he didn’t go for 2

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

    Glad Tex didn’t do something stupid and get thrown out on the basepaths there.

  • forensic

    Geez Tex. Get a damn motorized wheelchair, you’d be faster…

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

    Pinch-run for Tex.

  • oldmanalex

    question, is it time to move tex up?

  • Hans Moleman

    No PR?

  • Adam

    Ok I am the biggest Girardi defender, but he somehow falls asleep on pinch runners. WTF.

  • Get Phelps Up

    People are so eager to mention Swisher and Arod struggling but omitting the fact that Tex is now hitting .500 in this series.

    • Rich

      Great point. He has come through so far.

  • Electric nunez

    Come on blackhole sun

  • Hummingbird S.

    why have Gardner on the rster if you’re not gonna use him here?

  • Fake Jim Bouton

    Pinch run here?

  • Chilango Adoptivo

    Just got back here. How many runs SHOULD they have scored?

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      154

  • Adam

    Bullshit call again.

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

    No way in hell is that a strike?

    Fucking Angel Hernandez.

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

      Exclamation point, not question mark.

  • The Real Greg

    Problem with pinch running is that you lose his bat and defense in the late innings and if we go to extras.

    • Adam

      Yeah but need to get there. Tex can’t even score off an extra base hit.

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

      Gotta score a run before you can worry about that. Still have Ibanez and Chavez on the bench.

    • Hummingbird S.

      Who gives a flying fuck? If you don’t score here, you don’t get a chance in the extra innigns?

    • Chilango Adoptivo

      pushing the runner on 1st across is what matters now. Tex won’t score on anything other than a HR

  • Hummingbird S.

    of course hernandez would fuck us one more time

  • Electric nunez

    Bullshit fire this guy

  • Get Phelps Up

    I hope somebody punches Hernandez in the face.

  • Matt

    NOT EVEN FUCKING CLOSE

    Angel Hernandez single handedly saving the Orioles season tonight.

    It is one of the most pathetically biased displays I have seen in quite a long time. Pettitte is not getting anything close to what the Orioles pitchers have received.

  • Dan

    FUCK THIS UMP

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    Wow Fuck you Angel Hernandez.

  • pistol pete

    Why not pr Gardner.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Frackin’ Angel Hernandez.

  • forensic

    Absurd that Girardi is not PR’ing for Tex. His run means everything and it’ll take 4 hits to score him at this rate. He likely won’t bat again if he doesn’t score either.

  • Ace

    Someone please get robot umpires created. I don’t care if they turn on the crowd once in a while. It’s worth it.

  • The Real Greg

    We should have known that the Yankees were not going to win when Angel Hernandez is calling the balls and strikes. Luckily this is probably his only game doing it in this series.

  • Dan

    And Girardi gotta pinch run! He can’t score on a single from second! What do you have to lose? Unbelievable

  • TampaYankee

    How do these idiots keep watching great pitches to kill? Grandy, Swisher, and A-Rod have all stared and some pitches they could have just smashed.

  • oldmanalex

    im sick and tired of hearing the “we will take the K’s cause he hits a lot of HRs.” GTFO… in the posteseason you dont have 600 abs to to hit 40 hrs…wtffffffffff

  • Anthony

    Oh my god Granderson

  • Knoxvillain

    Granderson, A-Rod, Swisher. Please die. All of you. Just die right now.

  • OMG! Bagels!

    What happened in Atlanta was horrible. Bad call to ruin a perfect game horrible. So much bad umping. Why can’t they go on strike?

  • Athenian

    Wasted single. An now the strike out machine.

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

    And now Granderson strikes out. That ridiculous call on Martin changed the whole inning.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Angel Hernandez would have called that a strike.

  • oriole killer

    95% of Granderson at-bats are some of the worst baseball I’ve ever seen.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    Great AB there Grandy…seriously did you decide you were gonna swing at the start of the wind up?

  • BigBlueAL

    Grandy had no fucking chance that at-bat.

  • forensic

    Wow Granderson, that was even worse than your usual terrible AB’s.

  • Rich

    Brian Matusz and Tommy Hunter are two examples why a relief pitcher should never win the Cy Young award

    • jay

      this….so many good starters would be lights out relievers

  • Nathan

    Granderson is MIA.

    There shouldn’t be any Granderson or Cano debate anymore.

  • David Love III

    this is why you dont PR Gardy

  • Athenian

    Atta boy Grandy.

  • Hummingbird S.

    a lot of pitches down the middle.. none being hit hard

  • Dan

    Yankees getting embarassed, what’s new

  • Matt

    Angel Hernandez is probably going to win the Orioles the game.

    The 1-1 pitch on Nunez, one of the worst calls of the entire season, forced him to swing at a pitch that he couldn’t hit to not get the run in for that at bat.

    Now, he calls out Martin in a spot in which he might have to throw him a good pitch to hit on 3-2.

    This is disgraceful. Hopefully the Yankees make them pay anyway, but it’s a lot less likely when the zone is this nuts.

  • sciota

    Why not PH for Nunez here ?

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

      With who? Chavez or Ibanez against a lefty?

      • Hummingbird S.

        I’d have seriously considered using anyone in Granderson’s place. He is fucking horrible

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    That a strike to Angel?

  • Bo Knows

    surprised that wasn’t a strike

  • The Real Greg

    Well we did what we came here to do. Oriole magic and crappy umpiring prevailed in one of the 2 games.

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

      Orioles won six of nine games in New York this season.

      Don’t even begin to act like the “goal” was winning one of two. The goal was winning both. Winning one of the two was damn near a contingency because being down 2-0 is a fucking death knell.

      • Get Phelps Up

        I really can’t put much stock into the 3-6 record at YS.

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

        “Orioles won six of nine games in New York this season.”

        Who cares? Texas mopped the floor with the Orioles this year and that did them no good on Friday.

  • TampaYankee

    I don’t know what is uglier, watching these Yankee hitters and the strike zone, or the pink crap all over the Jets-Texans game.

    • captain kiwi

      … the ribbons supporting cancer patients?

      • TampaYankee

        The pink accessories everywhere. Shoes, towels, hats, etc. It’s ugly, and it’s just a marketing ploy to gain female fans. It isn’t cancer patients, I’d prefer a general cancer awareness, not the specific pinkwashing.

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

    Well, gonna have to do it against Johnson again.

    Figures the Orioles are in position to win a one-run game. #OriolesMagic is an insane force.

    • Belphegor

      Thank you Joe Morgan

  • Hummingbird S.

    leadoff single, can’t even advance

  • BigBlueAL

    Leadoff single followed by a K, K and popup to 1B.

  • Belphegor

    Angel Hernandez = Twat

  • Mike N

    Shit.

  • WhittakerWalt

    Fucking vomit.

  • Knoxvillain

    Perfect set up for the 9th. An A-Rod strike out to end it. Pathetic game tonight. I can’t see how this team is going to surivive against the Tigers if they continue to hit like blind children with polio.

    • The Real Greg

      They’re not going to. Lower your damn expectations.

      • Knoxvillain

        I don’t expect them to get there at all. It’s just hypothetical.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting

          True fans.

          • DC

            Made for one another.

      • BigBlueAL

        The Yankees are by far the best team left in the playoffs in the AL. BY FAR. If they cant make the World Series having to face the freaking Orioles and most likely the 88 win Tigers it would be a massive disappointment.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        If you have expectations like Greg’s, everything will always be a nice surprise. Things like a clean ass, women not pointing and laughing at you on the street…..all like winning the lottery.

  • Athenian

    Unbelievable.

  • Eddard reboot v.1.0

    Hold them at 3 and hope we can get to Johnson’s bowling ball again. If we come out of here 1-1 it’s not the worst thing in the world.

    • Chilango Adoptivo

      No but we lost 6 in NYC so I’d feel a fuck of a lot better if we turned this one around

    • Hummingbird S.

      It will be more of the same, win the first game and suck their way to an early exit in the playoffs.

      • Get Phelps Up

        You should go to Vegas.

    • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

      here here.

    • Athenian

      Yanks lose tonight they will lose the series.

      • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

        glad you’re so positive!

      • Adam

        Really? Need two of three with Hiroki and CC pitching two of them. I feel ok.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      While, no, not the worst thing in the world, you also would rather put another nail in someone’s coffin than give them hope and life.

      I’ve been saying that one a lot lately.

  • Chilango Adoptivo

    Looks like I missed the mega RISPFAIL. Swish, ARod and Grandy right?

  • Adam

    Wow more Pettite.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    I fucking hate Apple commercials, some of them are just slaps in the face to common sense.

  • Matt

    W- Hernandez, A

    You can’t make this stuff up. The Orioles do not deserve to win this game. The whole game changed when he blew that call on Nunez in the biggest AB of the game.

    • Knoxvillain

      Hernandez sucks fat wang. But the Yankees blew it. They had chance after chance. If the O’s win, it’s because the Yankees let them. The Yankees offense is simply bad. When they are needed the most, only their .210 hitting catcher shows up. That’s a problem. And that’s why the 2012 Yankees are another in and out playoff team.

      • Matt

        Umm, the reason they blew it was that they had to swing at pitches 4 inches off the plate inside in the 4th inning.

        Nunez took the exact same pitch for a ball earlier in the at bat without even a flinch. Once he called the 1-1 a strike, he was forced to swing at a pitch that was impossible to hit. He actually made decent contact on it, but got jammed because it was way inside.

        Jeter made his out in the 4th inning on another ball inside that he was forced to swing at because of the zone.

        Martin called out on a pitch 3 inches off the plate inside in the 8th. What is he supposed to fucking do?

        You can’t do anything when you’re up there getting called out on garbage pitches at bat after at bat. These guys aren’t going to groove meatballs all night. When you grind out an at bat and work a count like that, a missed call is devastating.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Pettitte still?
    Saving the pen for the off day?

  • jay

    For the record, I am in full support of pinch-hitting for A-Rod in the 9th. It’s not going to happen, but I fully believe both Chavez and Ibanez are more likely to get a hit, especially an extra-base hit.

    • jjsyanks91

      That’s nice, Jeter is the only singles hitter we can have apparently.

      • jay

        you generally don’t bat your singles hitters 3rd, so yes it’s unacceptable that he’s a singles hitter.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      ARod career 176/263/176 vs. Johnson.

      They should PH. They won’t.

  • Ace

    Let’s not waste this gem by Andy. Win this in the ninth.

  • Souter Fell

    was that really necessary?

  • wow

    #folding #embarrassing

  • captain kiwi

    why is andy still out? nothing against him, but holy shit joe. off day tomorrow.

  • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

    glad i wasn’t around all night. nothing but negativity round here. didn’t we knock around their closer last night. bet you’d all be walking out the gate by now. they’ll get em in the 9th!

    • jjyank

      +1

      There’s still hope.

      • http://theevilsquare.com handtius

        always hope till the last out is made.

        • jjyank

          Especially in a one run game. Hold ‘em here, and we got a good shot.

  • thekid

    Why the fuck did Andy even start the inning?

  • Mick taylor

    To you how pathetic swisher is in the clutch I submitted my comment that he choked before he flies out that was the ballgame swisher cannot hit under pressure I would play Gardner instead and girardi is an idiot why is petite starting the 8th?

    • forensic

      Punctuation is your friend…

      • Get Phelps Up

        Mick taylor is a graduate of the Stuart A School of Spelling and Grammar.

        • Hans Moleman

          …Not enough ellipses…

  • pistol pete

    Can’t can’t get a big hit.

    • stuart a

      story all season why would it change now….

  • King George

    For those keeping score at home, Granderson is 1-for-7, Swisher is 1-for-7, and A-Rod is 1-for-8 through 2 games thus far.

    • Adam

      Also for those keeping score, we are in game two of the series.

      • King George

        I’m waiting for your point, bro.

        • Adam

          Still lots of baseball to be played.

        • jjsyanks91

          That you’re focusing on a tiny sample size and that we shouldn’t care… Kind of like last year when nelson cruz sucked for a few games vs tampa and then had a historic series.

          • SammySosasBleachingCream

            It’s a 5-game series. Small sample size is everything now.

        • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

          FWIW the use of the word “bro” in that context does nothing to make your statement sound cooler or more intimidating. It just kind of makes you sound like a ‘bro.’ Also, I don’t mean that as a complement.

          • captain kiwi

            clown statement bro

          • King George

            Ok.

  • RkyMtnYank

    Holy shit, who was it that called Andy getting pulled after a single and one batter to start the inning?

    • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

      That was for the 7th. He was wrong.

      • RkyMtnYank

        Just an inning off, close enough given you’d never think Andy would have come out for 8th anyway.

  • oriole killer

    Joe, in typical Joe style, goes to David Robertson at least one batter too late.

  • stuart a

    don’t worry arod is up in the top of the 9th. he has 1 hit and he hit the ball to the outfield once in the series. i predict a 3 run homer from the great arod.

    the nunez pop out with the bases loaded and 1 out is a killer…

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I get the feeling you’re being slightly disingenuous here.

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      I have never in my life hoped more for you to be right about something.

    • captain kiwi

      … impostor? no way stuart a says anything postive about a-rod.

      • Get Phelps Up

        Pretty sure it’s sarcastic.

        • captain kiwi

          mine was too, though in retrospect, poorly done :/

  • yanks

    just an absolutely pathetic showing from the offense tonight

    • stuart a

      why would that be a suprise. No homers no wins. they won about 7 games in which they did not hit a homer….

  • Electric nunez

    Well the Jets lost
    Good news is they covered for those of us that gamble

  • Dan

    Somehow I don’t feel so great about going home now.

    • Adam

      Why? Even if they lose this game, they have three at home with CC and Kuroda pitching two of those. I like the Yanks’ chances if they don’t come back.

  • Knoxvillain

    Wednesday’s line-up

    Jeter SS
    Ichiro LF
    Cano 2B
    Chavez 3B
    Martin C
    Ibanez DH
    Tex 1B
    Granderson CF
    Gardner RF

    I don’t care how stupid it seems. A-Rod and Swisher aren’t starters in the postseason. Salary wise, yes. But performance wise, they are terrible.

    • oldmanalex

      i am so fucking down.

    • stuart a

      they are not benching arod, just move him down in the order…

      they are not batting gardner he has 3 ab’s in 4 months..

      get real..

    • King George

      I totally agree with your logic. I totally disagree that this will happen.

      • Knoxvillain

        No way in hell does it happen. But I wish it did.

    • jjsyanks91

      Arod has great numbers in the postseason, but okay. Guys like eckstein and renteria are terrible in the playoffs and get more credit than arod.

      • King George

        I don’t quite think A-Rod won an MVP.

        • jjsyanks91

          I dont quite think arod has a career 680 ops in the postseason nope that’s mr clutch eckstein.

  • Mick taylor

    I would play Gardner instead of swisher Wednesday if he is healthy.

    • stuart a

      you must be a moron also.

      • jjyank

        Two trolls..cage match!! Let’s do this!

      • Knoxvillain

        Stuart calling someone a moron.

        Holy shit that’s funny as hell.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I’d rather have 80 of you than one of him. At least you honestly make me laugh.

  • BigBlueAL

    For those saying they have no expectations of the Yankees making the World Series I disagree big time. A World Series birth is right there for the Yankees. Having to face the Orioles in the ALDS and most likely the 88 win Tigers in the ALCS is as easy a path to the World Series as they couldve possibly hoped for (plus they have homefield advantage). Not at least making the World Series this year will be a pretty big disappointment.

    • jjyank

      I want the Yankees to win the WS every year…but this is bullshit. Nothing is a “birth right”.

      • BigBlueAL

        Its bullshit to think that the Yankees should make the WS this year now that Texas is out of the picture and they are clearly the best team in the AL remaining?? There are people here who dont think the Yankees are good enough to make the World Series this year, now thats bullshit.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          They’re more than good enough. You’re saying it’s easy, or easier, though, and I certainly don’t buy that. It’s always a dogfight.

      • forensic

        He didn’t say it’s a birth right. He was saying a birth (berth) is right there for the taking.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      There is no such thing as an easy path to the World Series. Ever.

      • BigBlueAL

        Not easy at all. I dont care if it takes them the full 12 games to do so either. Just for people to think this team isnt good enough to make the World Series this year is insane especially considering the teams they have to get by in the AL.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          They’re good enough.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Brett Gardner is the second coming of Willie Mays.

  • Matt

    I’m stunned that didn’t hit the bag and bound away from Teixeira. That’s the way things seem to go for this overrated Orioles team, which gets nearly every break imaginable.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      Greg?

  • Adam

    Some peeps here wouldn’t be happy short of an 11-0 postseason. It ain’t happening.

    • Matt

      What? They have left 10 on base tonight and trail by one run. Expecting them to win this game and win it easily given the opportunities they have had is far from unreasonable.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        You’re both right.

      • Adam

        Sure. But it is one freakin game.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          I wonder what the Nats blogs were saying today.

        • Matt

          It’s the playoffs. You don’t treat these games like it’s July. Every mistake could be the difference at the end.

      • Hummingbird S.

        especially if you consider they got to face Chen and Matusz, not exactly great pitchers

        • Robinson Tilapia

          Disagree on Matusz. Always had the pedigree. Now found the role. I’d be happy for him if I didn’t want the Yanks to kill him right now.

  • Hans Moleman

    Would a Robbie dive gotten that ball?

  • TampaYankee

    I’m with the others. I want Chavez in there. I’m done with A-Rod.

    I’m annoyed with Swisher right now, but I still hold a slight glimmer of hope he can do something. With A-Rod I have no hope.

  • Adam

    We get it done here.

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

    Jeter-Ichiro-ARod

    Time to pound Johnson again.

    • Adam

      Huh, huh, huh…

    • captain kiwi

      “Time to pound Johnson again.”

      twss?

  • Mike N

    Please score some fucking runs!

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    Two runs please.

  • Hummingbird S.

    last chance, unfortunately A-Rod is due up third in the inning.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Win this fucker!

  • TampaYankee

    Would Joe pinch hit for A-Rod?

  • Ethan

    Let’s put this absurd stat of the Os leading after the 7th. I’m so sick of hearing about it. Let’s win this game!

    • Ethan

      put this… to bed.

  • Dan

    Just saw the replay of the single that put them up 3-1. Cano needs to dive. Plain and simple. he might not throw the guy out. But the guy from second won’t score. Unacceptable.

    That ball is easily within his range.

  • Mick taylor

    As bad as arod is at least he got a hit swisher twice left men in scoring positions and grandy cost Andy those two runs when he did not catch a catchable ballby andino

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

    And how do you greet a pitcher you torched the previous night?

    One pitch, one out.

    Unreal.

  • Electric nunez

    Wow jeter has a hot date huh

  • oriole killer

    TAKE A FUCKING PITCH JETER

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    JESUS CHRIST DEREK TAKE A GOD DAMNED PITCH

  • Hummingbird S.

    sure, why not ground out weakly on the first pitch… pathetic as usual

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    Ichiro, now’s the time for that bp power.

    Okay, thanks.

  • Ethan

    These announcers are giddy!

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    WHY DIDN’T ALEX GET JETER A HIT?! WTF?

  • Athenian

    Good job Jeter. Granderson must have given you tips.

  • Hummingbird S.

    all up to the big choker, might as well be over

  • Knoxvillain

    Here we go, A-Roid. It’s down to you.

    Strike out? Yep.

  • Ace

    Final out comes down to Alex. Always does. The guy can’t catch a break. Good thing he has more money than God.

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

    Tonight – feeble.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    haha

    That thing is broken then. It’s not that loud.

  • pistol pete

    I don’t mean to beat a dead horse but why can’t Girardi find a way to bat Cano 3rd everyday. He may end this game in the on deck circle with his last at bat an intential walk.

  • Get Phelps Up

    They’re so eager to slobber over the O’s fans.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    Might as well swing at that pitch 1-0, Hernandez has been calling it a strike all night

  • Athenian

    Well 2012 was a good run. Resign everyone.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      So are you a Red Sox fan or a Mets fan?

      • Athenian

        Yankees fan. But just see the failure for what it is.

        • Get Phelps Up

          You’ve been saying this for 164 games and counting.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting

          It’s 1-1. “Fans” don’t declare the season over because the series is tied.

          • Athenian

            Ahh, I guess this game was an anomaly and didn’t look anything like July through September. Poor defense, poor AB’s, and failed RISP.

  • wow

    seems like everyone’s figured A-rod out. Low and inside. Every time.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    Fucking swung at balls.

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      Against a normal ump. Angel has been calling them strikes all night.

      • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

        That’s true.

  • Matt

    How many times is A-Rod going to swing at the exact same pitch in the exact same spot? Last night, tonight. Make the adjustment. If it starts inside, it’s a BALL.

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

      It doesn’t start inside. Baseball is harder than you seem to think it is.

      • Hummingbird S.

        Especially when the hitter is not very good at it without PEDs.

        • captain kiwi

          yankees just kicked their own legs out from under themselves tonight. totally winnable, even in spite of dirtbag hernandez behind the plate. you still couldn’t pay me to bet on the o’s taking this series. 1-1, with 3 to play at home. wouldn’t have it any other way.

          except for 2-0 going home.

          either way, fuck you detractors. it’s shitty enough losing, we don’t need your naysaying compounding a crappy loss. have problems with 1/3 of the lineup?

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMt0lhnlLL4

      • Matt

        When he throws the sinker inside, it is going to continue breaking inside. If you see it start over the inner half, it is going to end up a ball. That is not a hard adjustment to make. Especially when you just saw the guy last night and he got you out in the exact same way.

        Using the argument that “baseball is hard” is about as pathetic as it gets. It basically shows that you have no argument, so you instead have to resort to trying to discredit the person instead of his argument.

  • JLC 776

    Well, before everybody starts jumping off of buildings and coming up with elaborate reasons why we’re doomed… we split the road series and go back to the Bronx.

    See you there Wednesday and hope for better!

  • Effthisnoise

    Yankee stadium better be ths effing loud on wednesday and no empty ass seats behind home plate

    • RkyMtnYank

      I’ll bet it will be the same as it has since the new stadium opened, at least 50% of the recliners behind home plate will be empty in any given camera shot.

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

    This is a 3-2 tease, making us think Robbie may come to the plate.

  • Knoxvillain

    What a surprise.

  • Mike N

    lame

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    Fuck.

  • Hummingbird S.

    seriously, FUCK AROD..

    • jjsyanks91

      ya but not jeter that guy played big on d and by leaving the bases loaded.

      • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

        Thank you.

        Tired of Jeter being so innocent.

  • Ace

    Like clockwork. Inexplicable.

  • pistol pete

    How fucking long can ARod bat 3rd, this is getting ridiculous.

    • Knoxvillain

      He will for every game, too. Girardi is just a complete tool. I hope he gets paralyzed and can’t manage again.

  • Eddard reboot v.1.0

    Lineup for Game 3-

    Ichiro
    Jeter
    Cano
    Teixera
    Ibanez
    Martin
    Granderson
    A-Rod
    Swisher

    • stuart a

      they could not do that it would hurt arods feelings!!!!!!!

      lucky the fat and stupid steinbrenner signed this piece of crap for about $80 mill or more then anyone else would have, shrewd move fat, crew cut steinny.

      cashman said walk but the moron signed him..

      arod is a joke, the guy literally hits like a avg. 2b, and they bat him 3rd…

      the hat tipping bs will be out shortly.

      grandy striking out on a ball on the ground, that never happens…

      swisher being swihser, no way, the guy is clutch…

      jeter first pitch nonense in the 9th, not a shock…

      they may lose to this bunch of misfits if they cannot get a hit when it matters.

  • Electric nunez

    Did the yankees throw this game?

    • Rich

      No, everyone needs to calm down. The Orioles did win 93 games. We win 2 out of 3 at home and we go to the ALCS.

      • Matt

        Yes, they did. They left 10 on base and lost by 1 run, while the Orioles pretty much took advantage of every single opportunity while getting outplayed.

        It’s another game that any Yankees team of the last decade except the 2012 iteration probably would have won, and won by multiple runs.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

      Go to sleep.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Are you asking for an answer to that question?

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

    Yup.

    Fucking atrocious performance tonight. Totally let a winnable game slip away. Wouldn’t be shocked at all if this costs them in the end.

  • SammySosasBleachingCream

    Fucking furious with ARod. He’s just utterly useless now.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    No freaking chance.

    I know ARod makes a ton of money and used to be elite, but at some point they have to accept reality and manage to give themselves the best chance to win the game.

  • Get Phelps Up

    I look forward to the next playoff game at Camden Yards in 15 years.

  • angry face

    fuck you arod you worthless strike out machine, fuck you ichiro you worthless ground ball machine, and fuck you jeter you piece of shit defensive player and your swinging on every fucking first pitch.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      fuck you cc where were you not pitching tonight fuck you mariano where were you

      • angry face

        nice try but wrong, you need to do better if you want people to buy into your “i am the rab moral police, my taste is good taste” bit

  • wow

    they had their chances. They blew it in typical 2012 Yankees fashion.

    Am I the only one who dreads whenever Granderson and A-rod are up?

  • Chilango Adoptivo

    Frustrasting as hell watching this team. Not so much that they lose, but HOW they lose. All that wasted money on post season fuckups. What a joke.

  • stuart a

    arod struck out, SHOCKING. no way.

    he is ready to rock n roll he is the 3rd hitter in the lineup.

    he cannot hit a inside pitch if they put it on a platter.

    yankee offense SUCKED……

    bullcrap….

  • BigBlueAL

    For the love of God bat Cano 3rd for the rest of the playoffs.

    • stuart a

      why? that would give there most dangerous hitter more AB’s..

      girardi would have to use his brain to do that.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Argh.

    Well that was just the equivalent of showing up to debate your rival, staring at the floor for 90 minutes, and suddenly breathing new life into them.

    I’ll bet on 2 out of 3 at the stadium, sure, but this would have been GREAT go have tonight.

    By the way, Baltimore fans, your city sucks. All you have is a fucking aquarium.

  • Captain Gift Basket

    RISP, RISP, RISP…this team is God awful. That will be their downfall this postseason.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I didn’t even realize the new playoff system had the last place teams playing!

      • Captain Gift Basket

        Worst first place team I’ve ever seen. In fact, the whole league was terrible this year.

  • Matt

    Girardi is an idiot. Plain and simple.

    Your best hitter should not be batting 4th, behind one of your coldest. Period. That is idiocy at its finest, and lineup construction matters a LOT in the postseason because you may never get Cano a chance if he is batting behind A-Rod.

    Not only that, but they are IBB Cano when A-Rod fails and he never even gets the chance when he does come up. You can’t have one of your worst hitters batting behind 2 guys who are consistently getting on base.

    Bottom line is that the Yankees probably win this game if not for Angel Hernandez though. Nunez was taking some great hacks at Chen, and even did when he made the out. The problem is that he had to swing at a pitch that is impossible for anyone to hit. If that pitch is out over the plate, Nunez probably hits a bases clearing double.

    • SammySosasBleachingCream

      This might be the first time I’ve ever heard someone say your best hitter is being wasted batting cleanup.

      • Hummingbird S.

        We do want our best hitter to have more ABs. Hitting him cleanup did not accomplish that. That logic is not very hard to understand.

      • Matt

        You are batting him cleanup behind one of the coldest hitters in your lineup. What do you not understand?

        Your best hitter is not coming to the plate with a chance to do damage because the guy in front of him is killing rallies. Also, they have the opportunity to walk Cano because A-Rod is failing so miserably. You might hesitate to IBB Cano with 1 out when you might open up a big inning, but not as much with 2.

        Cano has no protection anyway because the middle of the order besides him is cold. Bat him behind your hottest table setters, and give him a chance to bat with runners on base.

    • jjsyanks91

      So wouldnt they just have walked cano with 2 outs right now if arod is so called?

    • Rich

      So how is Angel Hernandez to blame. They had two chances to score and they did, we had at least five and didn’t.

      • Matt

        Because they probably would have scored if Nunez was not screwed out of his at bat in the 4th inning.

        What do you not get? Did you even watch the at bat? He squared up every pitch he got from Chen, including the pitch he popped out on. The pitch he popped out on though was 4 inches off the plate inside and jammed him… because he had to swing at that pitch after the umpire called a bullshit strike on it earlier in the AB.

        He made an out on the exact same pitch that was called a strike earlier in the AB in a 2-strike count. It was a pitch that nobody could possibly hit. NOBODY. Angel Hernandez forced him to swing at it by blowing the call, and in a 2-1 count instead, it could have been a totally different at bat.

  • jjsyanks91

    The yankees split there gms on the road that’s what they were supposed to do.

    • Dan

      Bullshit. They had a chance to put their foot on the Orioles throat and they fucked up. When were we gonna get a better matchup than Pettite Chen? We had em on the ropes!

      • Rich

        How about Kuroda versus Gonzalez Wednesday? I like that matchup

        • Matt

          You do realize Gonzalez has been better than Kuroda this year, and a lot better lately?

          They flat out blew a chance to bury Baltimore tonight. Stop sugarcoating it. They blew it. Period.

          10 LOB and lost by 1 run. Same story as always.

          • Rich

            Ok, I rather have a dude that pitched well all year than a flash in the pan. Plus, Kuroda has been good in the playoffs while this guy will pitch his first game. Lets calm down. The Yankees weren’t gonna win every playoff game. The Orioles should have scored an extra run anyway but Hardy was an idiot.

          • jjsyanks91

            Gonzalez has a higher fip, whip and slightly lower era.

            • Matt

              Stats like FIP are irrelevant when the sample size is small.

              Gonzalez has been outpitching Kuroda, and especially lately. This is hardly a slam dunk. By losing tonight, they turned this into a series again.

              They didn’t take care of business in a very winnable game, and now they will probably pay for it by having this series drag out a lot longer.

            • Matt

              By small sample size, I’m referring to the game coming up. It doesn’t matter if he gets lucky or not over an entire season because all that matters is whether he gets lucky or not in one game.

              Kuroda has not been pitching as well lately, while Gonzalez has been hot. It’s going to be tough now, even with the home games. When you have a chance to take control of the series like they did tonight, and you lose by 1 run while stranding 10, you blew it very badly.

      • jjsyanks91

        when will we get a better matchup than Pettite Chen? On wensday at no point in this series will the O’s have a pitching advantage especially when you factor the lineups they should have won, but it’s not a death sentance.

  • forensic

    Groundout, groundout, K.

    Who says you can’t predict baseball?

  • Dan

    Wow guys, Wei Yin Chen must be the reincarnation of CY YOUNG!

  • Psy

    Open Gangnam Style!

    • Ethan

      Opa*

  • Ethan

    This loss is on the offense and defense. Andy was great. Stranding runner on 3rd with less than 2 outs is unacceptable. Score that run and it’d be a different game.

    • SammySosasBleachingCream

      Stranding runner on 3rd with less than 2 outs is what this team does.

  • Hummingbird S.

    time to go with the hot hand… Move Cano to third, Teix to 4th and A-Rod down to 7th or 8th.

    • goterpsgo

      Yeah I was thinking that too.

  • BigBlueAL

    Just pray to Mo the season isnt on the line when Hughes starts on Thursday.

  • Dan

    They take a 1 run lead in the fucking third inning with two outs and nobody on and then don’t fucking relinquish. That is the definition of insane.

  • wow

    Also, that third run scored because Cano, once again, decides he’s above diving for balls in the infield.

  • ANSKY

    I love Arod, I really do, but how come we can bat a guy with 42 HRs in the seventh spot but we can’t lower the corpse of Arod in the order?

  • James A

    Game 3 Lineup: Jeter, Ichiro, Cano, Tex, A-Rod, Swish, Ibanez, Granderson, Martin

  • Ethan

    I’m pretty sick of seeing Arod batting 3rd. Nonexistent 3 and 5 batters makes it tough to score runs, especially when you have RISPfail.

  • Ace

    Can you guys imagine how tempting PEDs must be even for guys like ARod? You’re getting older, ability is rapidly declining and there is something accessible (and illegal) that can turn everything around in the short-term. Not sure how these guys can resist.

  • Ethan

    Also: to everyone that is going to the games at the stadium please be super loud. I really want to hear about how loud of a crowd it is there. Fuck TBS is atrocious. I actually think i’d take fox over them.

  • Eddard reboot v.1.0

    If Swisher doesn’t turn this postseason around I wouldn’t offer him one penny in the offseason. How many horrendous playoffs can you have before we can stop using small sample size as an excuse? You would think one year he would come up big. Just one! Even A-Rod managed to do that in 09.

    • stuart a

      swisher is not coming back regardless. he is a nice player but a complimentary player…who is going to be 32, getting slower, etc..

      arod hit 2 balls hard basically to Ss and 2b.. he use to hit the ball hard in the alley..

      imagine 5 more years of this……….the deniers are not able to comprehend what a anchor this piece of shit is on the team..

      swing the bat well, arod; 3 announcers said it already, he hit the ball hard on the infield…..

  • goterpsgo

    As frustrating as it was to watch the game, it was absolutely infuriating to listen to Ripken and those other bozo announcers not even hiding their favoritism for BAL or their disdain for NYY. They’re totally giddy seeing the 0’s win.

    And yes the lineup sucked ass again – the epitome of RISPFAIL.

  • stuart a

    girardi said arod squared up to balls today. that may be true but they both were basically hit in the infield.

    square the ball up and hit it to the warning track.

    girardi is a moron.. adjust the lineup, arod fuckin sucks but I have been saying that all year and all you morons say i am a hater.

    hit the piece of crap 7th…………..

    • jjsyanks91

      Yes you’ve been a moron all year, and probably your whole life.

  • http://yahoo CJ

    Here we go again!!! 1-60 when trailing after 8 innings!! Left runners stranded in scoring position 4 times tonight as usual!!

  • ClayDavis

    Angel Hernandez

  • stuart a

    Pettitte was great. he has been big for years….

    arod, grandy, swisher, etc.. this guys have no ability to get big hits,,,

    i thinks swisher wet his diaper and arod the guy is a joke…you cannot hit a fastball/cutter inside so why even swing you loser…….

  • Ethan

    Baseball needs a commissioner with some balls. Umps need evaluation. The strike zone was one of the worst i’ve seen lately and this is the playoffs! Time to get some of the playoffs off TBS too, those guys were god awful. I’d take fox over them I think (that’s really saying something because i loath fox).

    The game is on MLB Network on Weds right? Is that the same announcers?

    • stuart a

      zone was not bad. he missed multiple calls on both teams. russel martin struck out looking on a ball but he got the call on a pitch or 2…

      the yankee hitters cannot hit with RISP, it has been that way all year unless you have not seen my 300 posts on this subject……….

      • Ethan

        Just because he was consistently bad doesn’t make it ok. And there were plenty of inconsistencies as well.

  • Chilango Adoptivo

    Girardi will stick with ARod Swisher and Granderson right through the crash and burn. Then make the same postgame excuses as always. This is getting old fast. Another nice 95 win season followd by a choke to a better team with less than half the payroll.

    • stuart a

      if they lose the series and Girardi does not try anything else , fire his ass…

      arod is hitting 3rd…..he fuckin sucks..palin and simple… 32 extra base hits in 468 ab’s……………….

      that is horrible for a 3/4 hitter…

  • captain kiwi

    saying this again (because it was a reply-fail earlier and because i’m a touch drunk and the debbie downers are making this night suckier)

    yankees just kicked their own legs out from under themselves tonight. totally winnable, even in spite of dirtbag hernandez behind the plate. you still couldn’t pay me to bet on the o’s taking this series. 1-1, with 3 to play at home. wouldn’t have it any other way.

    except for 2-0 going home.

    either way, fuck you detractors. it’s shitty enough losing, we don’t need your naysaying compounding a crappy loss. have problems with 1/3 of the lineup?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dMt0lhnlLL4

    • Rich

      Couldn’t agree more. These people need to calm down. Hell even the 98 Yankees lost playoff games. We have the next three at home. We got Kuroda pitching tomorrow and in case Hughes spits the bit, we got CC going in game five.

  • WhittakerWalt

    It’s official. I want ARod to get back on the juice.

  • stuart a

    baltimore threw 160 pitches, yanks 111 and the O’s won.

    RISP fail, almost every game the yanks lose you can simply say RISP fail caused it and you are right………

    2 for 8 with RISP and 1 was the granderson single that Tex did not score… Same old story….

  • King George

    Admittedly, I’m down on Alex, Swisher, and Grandy right now. But for those saying two games is a small sample size, we are 40% of the way through this series and they are batting a collective 2-for-22 or so. At what point do we shorten the leash? W need to ride the hot hands or this will get ugly. Splitting Baltimore’s 2 home games is huge, but if we want to get to the ALCS we need production from our top part of the lineup. And it appears many people are re-igniting their frustrations with Swisher and A-Rod specifically not pulling their weight in the postseason.

    • jjsyanks91

      How many times did swish get on base yesterday?

      • stuart a

        you got to drive someone in on occassion.

        his postseason stats are really really bad…

        3 + years of incompetence…