Oct
08

ALDS Game Two Thread: Yankees @ Orioles

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Joe Torre used to always say that Game Two was the most important game of a playoff series because if you won Game One, you’ve got a chance to really take control of the series. On the other hand, if you lost Game One, you’ve got a chance to get back in the series and tie things up. I respectfully disagree — I’m in the “the most important game is the next one” camp — but it wasn’t a coincidence that Torre always lined Andy Pettitte up for Game Two. He trusted him to either give the Yankees a 2-0 series lead or tie it up a 1-1.

Pettitte will be on the mound in Game Two tonight after CC Sabathia pitched the Yankees to a win in Game One, with a big assist from the offense for their five-run ninth inning. Andy made three regular season starts after coming off the DL, allowing just two runs in 16.2 total innings. He stretched his pitch count up to 94 last time out and should be good for 100+ offerings tonight, especially after eight days of rest. The entire bullpen is fresh as well following Sabathia’s outing. Here are the lineups…

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

LHP Andy Pettitte (5-4, 2.87)

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

LHP Wei-Yin Chen (12-11, 4.02)

It’s been raining in Baltimore most of the day, but things are supposed to die down later tonight. Whether the rain dies down enough for them to get the game in without a lengthy delay remains to be seen. Hopefully the can get a full nine innings in and there won’t be a mid-game delay. Anyway, the game is scheduled to start at 8:07pm ET and can be seen on TBS (or TNT if the Nationals and Cardinals are still playing). Enjoy.

Update (7:51pm ET): Guess what? They’re in a rain delay. A start time has not yet been announced, but appears that the delay will be shorter than last night’s. At least I hope it will be.

Update (8:10pm ET): The game is scheduled to begin at 8:45pm ET.

Categories : Game Threads, Playoffs
  • Big Member

    i sure hope yanks hit chen good. they hit him pretty good in 2001

    • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

      Big Member is back! And with a short but amazing post.

    • Bo Knows

      chen’s 27 and a rookie,

      • vicki

        hence the joke, i imagine.

      • TCMiller30

        Come on mannnnnnnn!

  • http://161standriver.wordpress.com DGH

    The last time Pettite pitched against Baltimore in the postseason was October 9, 1996, almost 16 years to the day. In that game Maier snagged Jeter’s HR to left and Bernie ended it with a walkoff HR in the 11th. I feel magic in the air tonight boys. P.S. Wei-Yin Chen was 11-years-old that night.

    • http://161standriver.wordpress.com DGH

      excuse me, to right field.

  • RE Junior

    I hope Nunez has a great game.

    • http://161standriver.wordpress.com DGH

      He made a great play from 3rd last night as the pinch runner. Love that kid’s grit.

  • TuggerJug

    Do you guys think Jeter’s ever been with Kate Upton?

    • http://Fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      He taught her the Cat Daddy

  • The Real Greg

    Last night turned this game from “must win” to “extremely want to win”. I trust Andy Pettitte to give us 5-6 good innings.

  • Mike N

    Please, not another fucking rain delay.

  • Mike N

    The last time we batted against Chen we smacked the shit out of him.

  • jjyank

    My inner child is giddy as all hell to see Andy take the stage once more in October Baseball. A win tonight would be HUGE. I mean, it would be in any scenario, but a win tonight means the Yankees just have to win one of three at home.

    Bring it, Andy.

    • http://161standriver.wordpress.com DGH

      Can you believe here we are again with Pettite pitching in the postseason? It’s like deja vu all over again.

    • Nedro

      RT

  • The Real Greg

    I hope the Nats Cards game 2 isn’t an omen.

    • vicki

      i’d like to apologize to carlos beltran for saying his career was all but over.

  • Laz

    They should be good tonight. Lowe, Logan, Soriano, Joba, Phelps all have not pitched in game since last tuesday. If they can get 5 innings out of andy with the lead I would be happy.

  • Mike N

    Fuck. Meredith M just tweeted that the start of the game is gonna be delayed.

    • Cris Pengiucci

      TBS just said 8:45 start time.

  • OMG! Bagels!

    Baltimore sucks. The best thing that ever was connected to Baltimore was the show Homicide.

    • Mike N

      Baltimore is a nice city.

      • Laz

        Compared to what?

        • The Real Greg

          Newark

        • Mike N

          Camden, NJ.

        • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

          Compton.

        • Mike N

          All kidding aside, Baltimore has some nice areas to live–like Fell’s Point–and the people are pretty friendly. I’ve visited there several times over the years, and always had a good time.

          • TuggerJug

            Baltimore was the original home of the yankees

          • Jimmy McNulty

            The Pier is nice but outside of that it’s pretty fucking soul crushing.

        • http://161standriver.wordpress.com DGH

          The 11th circle of hell

        • Jimmy McNulty

          I’m surprised that it’s not Baghdad’s sister city, yet it is paired with Odessa (Ukraine)

        • Captain Crunch Sabthia

          Bridgeport CT

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Greatest comment of all time right here.

    • Captain_Turbo

      And ‘The Wire.’

    • Nedro

      Um… The Wire? Hello?

    • Jimmy McNulty

      You misspelled “The Wire”

    • forensic

      The Yankees and Babe Ruth were both born in Baltimore.

      That counts for something.

  • forensic

    Son of a biatch. Another damn delay…

  • Laz

    Pretty good speed there, grandy, nunie, jeter, ichiro, arod all in a row. Didn’t think Ichiro would be 2nd, but I still think its a good lineup.

  • Get Phelps Up

    The Cardinals must’ve missed the memo saying that they can’t hit homers in the palyoffs.

    • Laz

      Wasn’t just the HRs. They trounced the Nats.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    Hmm..another Delay. I approve. Hopefully the game doesn’t start till I’m home from work at like 9:45. No, I don’t care about the rest of your schedules =P

    • Mike N

      Fucker.

      • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

        Hey man, insomnia and a non-traditional schedule makes me love this rain delay. I’m going to be awake anyway, so I might as well be watching the Yankees.

        Completely off topic, has anybody ever played the game Flow? It’s a Smart Phone puzzle game and it’s infuriating and addictive and I hate myself for not listening to my sister and downloading it.

        • Laz

          I’ll be awake, I just want to wait around for the game to start.

          • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

            Netflix for the win. I’m watching the office, I have to say, it feels as if the quality has dipped after Steve Carell left. I mean he only left four episodes for me and I already feel the quality as dipped.

        • Professor Longnose

          I enjoy a number of these games: physicsgames.net

    • VT Yankee Fan

      I actually have a night off to sit back and watch a game on TV. I want the damn thing to start so I’ll still have a chance to get lucky later.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

      Hahahaha.

    • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

      BOO.

      • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

        Hey man, like I said, insomnia and nontraditional work hours.

        • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

          Goodtimezzzz.

  • Ethan

    Really want to watch the game. Sadly my prof gave us an absolutely brutal advanced macroecon assignment. So very nice of him.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Lol macro blows

      • Ethan

        don’t have to tell me. And the prof blows too. Makes for one truly terrible class.

        • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

          If you like economics like I do, you might get a little chuckle out of this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVp8UGjECt4

          • Ethan

            That is fantastic! Do you have a degree in econ, studying econ or just a fan?

            • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

              My first major was political science, so I dabbled a bit in economics. My interest was kept alive by a few very special professors.

              • Ethan

                Ah my second major is Poli Sci. I’m an Econ- Poli Sci double major in my senior year. Thinking of getting a masters in Econ as of right now.

          • VT Yankee Fan

            Brilliant.

  • forensic

    Few things in baseball aggravate me more than a delay with no or very little rain and no tarp even on the field. Such a waste and BS.

  • VT Yankee Fan

    It’s raining in Baltimore, baby
    But everything else is the same

  • Cy Pettitte

    8:45 start. ugh.

    • forensic

      What a complete waste. Wasn’t even raining (or at least not hard) and they never even bothered to put the tarp on the field. Completely pointless.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    8:45 start according to the Radio.

  • Mike N

    They just said the start time is supposed to be 8:45PM.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    YES WE’RE GOING TO PLAY! Time to stack up on food.

    Chicken francese, Frosted Flakes, Yogurt, Cookies, and pizza hot pockets.

    • Get Phelps Up

      That is a very…interesting combination.

      • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

        Yea it is!

      • FachoinaNYY

        Add pot… And it works

    • MannyGeee

      Wow… You smoke a lot of pot, huh…

      • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

        I was about to say Damn Joe…those are some extreme munchie cravings. Not judging at all btw, I love me some weed.

        • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

          Never smoked in my life bro.

  • MannyGeee

    They just announced an 8:45 first pitch. Sweet, didn’t want to sleep again tonight either…

  • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

    It’s so hard to stay up for these games after a whole day of work! Wah. But at least the rain delay isn’t as bad as yesterday’s.

    • Cris Pengiucci

      Yeah, and they say if Viagra keeps you up for 4 hours, that you should go to the hospital …. oh, you meant hard to stay awake … Never mind. :-)

      • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

        Hahaha, I feel like this comment thread can go down so many avenues

    • Eddard reboot v.1.0

      I was tired at work today after last night’s game and now another delay. It’ll be another late night but it’s worth it. Guess I’ll just load up with caffeine again. It could be a lot worse though. They scheduled Nats-Cards at 1 PM ET on Wednesday. That would suck if I couldn’t watch my team in a playoff game. Doesn’t MLB realize that people work during that time?

      • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

        RIGHT? So brutal. At least we have the chance to see the game… even if we can barely make it to the end. Last night was a struggle. Tonight? Oh goodness. Let’s just make ourselves a pot of tea and settle down with the game.

    • jjyank

      Ohhhhh, look who it is. Who will FIP you tonight?

      I’m hoping Pettitte.

      • https://twitter.com/Erica_Lynnnn Erica

        I would gladly be FIP’d by Pettitte any time. Any. Time.

        • jjyank

          Oh, so you want him to “stare you”. I got ya.

        • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

          Really? objectively, he kind of looks like a vampire, plus the Good Ol’ Christian thing…

          • jjyank

            FIP vs. Anti-FIP….FIGHT!

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    Why do I bother talking to people? I just annoy them all.

    Good thing I have you guys.

    • jjyank

      What’d you do now?

      • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

        Misunderstanding. Reason I hate texts.

        • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

          Dude, people suck. General rule of thumb: ignore all but the best of them and you’ll be happier for it.

          • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

            Word. Great advice.

  • J

    It’s interesting to see how Girardi fills out the lineup card and makes pitching selections in the playoffs because you see where his confidence in this moment lies. Never in the regular season would Granderson hit 8.

  • pistol pete

    If Andy gives us a good 6 innings we should hit Chen and I’m smelling a sweep. go Yanks.

  • Captain_Turbo

    Damn towel-wavers.

  • The Real Greg

    Smoltz sneering at Andy Pettitte’s mention

  • Adam

    Oh good, glad to see that the O’s fans are waving the white flags.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    Lets rock Chen.

  • dalelama

    I wish Joe would move Old Purple Lips out of the three hole it doesn’t help when the most you can get out of your #3 is a walk and if you are real lucky a single.

    • jjyank

      Nice of you to mix up the content!

      *sigh*

      • dalelama

        Your welcome….someone must hold our $25M per year slap hitter accountable for his atrocious performance.

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

          You’re so brave. The only one willing to speak out against A-Rod.

        • Get Phelps Up

          He’s not paid $25M…

  • Cy Pettitte

    @Buster_ESPN All along, the legions of O’s fans have been hiding out, waiting to be inspired. They’re out in force again tonight at Camden Yards.

    this is the most ridiculous twett I’ve ever read.

    • The Real Greg

      If he said this before Game 1, it would have been fine. Not game 2.

  • RetroRob

    Is the tarp off? My cable has decided to stop working.

    • forensic

      The tarp was never on.

      • RetroRob

        I paid for Tarp with my taxes! Oh, wait. That’s a different TARP.

        I wouldn’t know since I can’t see anything on my TV. I thought I could watch it on MLB.tv since I have a subscription, but once again I can never see the games I want to see. It says I have to pay an additional $4.95. MLB just doesn’t get it…and sadly, for tonight’s game, neither do I.

  • The Real Greg

    Let’s see how the luck swings tonight.

  • Craig Sager’s Tie

    As well thought out as Phil Hughes’ molestache

  • oldmanalex

    yankees need to finish these clowns.

  • forensic

    Finally, let’s get this thing going now. Quiet the crowd again Yanks!!!

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    Nuney DH.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Do it Yankees.

    Our time.

  • http://twitter.com/nomchompsky Nom Chompsky

    I would prefer greatly if the Yankees outscored the Orioles today, and as such were declared the winners of this contest.

    • RetroRob

      I declare the Yankees winners of tonight’s game. Sadly, they will still have to go out and play.

  • The Real Greg

    Oh no. Angel is behind the plate. He always screws us.

  • Anthony

    Angel Hernandez behind the plate…

  • King George

    Fielding Culbreth looked like a priest when they showed the umpire head shots.

    • King George

      Fieldin*

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    who ever told me about physicsgames.net why would you do this to me? blow things up 2 is too addicting.

  • Captain_Turbo

    Hernandez behind the plate tonight. Great.

  • King George

    Atta boy, Jeet

  • jjyank

    Nice, Jeets. Good start. Let’s get Andy an early lead!

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    Cap’n!

  • Souter Fell

    That’s what he does

  • ThrillHouseMD

    Strike… YAAAAAA
    Strike….YAAAAAA
    Hit… *Silence*

    • Anthony

      its pretty funny

  • King George

    Drop a bunt ichiro

  • Adam

    Please, please just keep pouring fastballs in there.

  • Anthony

    Haha! Shut the damn crowd up.

  • King George

    All right. We’ll take it.

  • Winter

    Regression to the mean for Reynolds there.

  • jjyank

    Suck in, Renoylds.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    That’s how Mark Reynolds is supposed to field.

  • RetroRob

    Nice. Reynolds finally fielding as he should.

  • RkyMtnYank

    Reynolds couldn’t just fall on that one.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Now there’s Mark Reynolds!

  • Chilango Adoptivo

    two on no outs let’d give Andy something to work with

  • Adam

    See THAT is how Reynolds is supposed to field.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    Who uses Sports Yapper? That’s a joke. RAB over all.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    Just keep the line moving Alex.

  • King George

    I’d love A-Rod to just bunt.

  • forensic

    Ok, A-Rod, bunt!

    /onlyhalfkidding

  • Joe

    Productiive out please

  • pistol pete

    Horrible strike 1 on Arod it was inside.

    • thenamestsam

      strike according to gameday

      • Ethan

        The pitch tracker on TBS showed it inside.

  • Adam

    What the hell? No effin way.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    wait what the fuck is going on?

    • jjyank

      They didn’t find all the horseshoes.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    Bullshit!

  • The Real Greg

    Luck shot number one goes to Baltimore

    • Tom

      Really?

      Did you not see Ichiro bat… good grief man – give it a rest already.

      • The Troll

        He’s special. He’ll never heed your request. I tried for an entire season. Just ignore him or view his posts as comical, because really, that’s all they are.

  • Adam

    Wow…incredible catch.

  • Ethan

    Fuck you BABIP!!

  • http://Fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Shit luck

  • Hummingbird S.

    wow

  • King George

    That’s just great

  • Adam

    Poor A-rod….

    Ok seriously, Ripken just said that he would take the double play.

  • pistol pete

    ARod can’t catch a break, scalded that one into a dp.

  • DZ

    I know Arod’s results have been terrible through 1 game and 1 at bat, but he just missed crushing 2 balls right there, a few others last night where he had good cuts and ripped that ball. I don’t think he’s been as bad as we think he has been.

    • Get Phelps Up

      He rarely is…people just love to jump on him.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Im not saying it’s his fault, but it had to happen off A-rods bat.

  • Cy Pettitte

    ICHIRO!!! lmao

  • Adam

    What a play

  • RkyMtnYank

    How’s Arod supposed to walk with a pitcher who throws that many fastballs.

  • Anthony

    OH MY GOODNESS ICHIRO

  • Captain_Turbo

    How the frak did that happen?

  • Get Phelps Up

    Holy shit that was amazing.

  • Ethan

    ICHIRO!!!!! AMAZING!

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Ichiro…what the fuck was…that?

  • The Real Greg

    Holy crap

  • spectra

    wowo wowow owow wowo wow wow

    No way did that just happen

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Holy shit, how the hell did he score on that?

    lmao

  • Hummingbird S.

    ICHIRO!!! THAT WAS AWESOME!

  • forensic

    Holy shit Ichiro!!!

  • RkyMtnYank

    Holy shit Ichiro!

  • Joe

    Amazing that looked like a movie

  • Adam

    PS, they are smoking Chen.

  • ThrillHouseMD

    What am I watching

  • jjyank

    WTF OMG LOL HOLY SHIT

    This was mt thought process.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Also fire Rob Thompson.

  • RetroRob

    This is painful to try and listen to on the radio.

    • Adam

      Wow yeah, Sterling must have imploded.

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      Seriously. I want to beat my face into the desk right now. I have literally no idea what happened that inning.

  • captain kiwi

    yes! ichiro with moves!

  • Get Phelps Up

    I mean that is easily the best slide I’ve seen.

  • DZ

    Wow ichiro, clearly out of the baseline but I’ll take it

  • The Real Greg

    And now we’re even in the luck department.

    • Tom

      2

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Am I going to have to read your stupid luck comments all night?

      • The Troll

        Just be thankful he’s not talking about Satan yet . . .

        • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

          HAIL SATAN!!!

  • alittleblackegg

    That… was… cool.

  • Ace

    Samrai shit!!! Btw is that legal?

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Awful process but holy crap ninjary.

  • Kronk

    Ichiro = Ninja

  • Tom

    Only Ichiro.

  • Chilango Adoptivo

    What? ICHIIII!

  • King George

    Holy shit, Ichi!

  • Starks

    Amazing play by ichiro!

  • Nathan

    Ninja VANISH!

  • Souter Fell

    Spider-San

  • Joe

    Swisher being swisher with risp.

    • Get Phelps Up

      He was really good with RISP this year.

  • RetroRob

    So if I go by Sterling, Andino made a great play on the ball A-Rod hit (he originally said it was a trap) to turn a double play, and then Cano hit a double, Ichiro should have been out, but made a great slide? Correct?

    • The Real Greg

      It wasn’t really a slide. More of a avoiding jump around the plate followed by a great swim move.

    • Eddard reboot v.1.0

      Ichiro ran past home plate, avoiding Weiters tag. Then Ichiro came back to home plate, Weiters tried to tag him again, Ichiro avoided it and got his hand on the plate. Safe.

    • Adam

      Understatement on the slide. Ichiro danced around Wieters, moved for the plate after running past, and then pivoted around Wieters’ tag again and got his hand n the plate.

      • RetroRob

        Thanks all above. Sterling doesn’t do all that good a job at painting a picture!

    • Rek4gehrig

      Yup. Ichiro made a ninja moven to avoid the tag. Must c tv

    • Sam

      Correct. TBS commentators were on Weiters for not just jumping on the plate and blocking it right off. Instead he lunged for Ichiro twice and missed, got his hand on in time. Great call by Hernandez.

    • forensic

      Picture break-dancing instead of a slide and you’d get a better idea of what happened.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Fucking assholes in the booth. Instead of admiring an incredible maneuver by Ichiro, they’re looking for 18 replays to show the Orioles got screwed. They still cant find it.

    • Starks

      I usually dont care about announcers and all but i have never seen anything like this before. Quite possibly the worst announcing crew i have ever heard.

  • Adam

    PS, big time credit to Angel Hernandez.

    • jjyank

      Absolutely, we rag on him all the time, but he made a great call. Weiters missed him twice, and Hernandez caught both of the misses on a very close (and crazy) play.

    • Cy Pettitte

      +1, so many times they give the call to the catcher when the ball beats the runner even if he never tags him

  • Karl Krawfid

    Poor A-Rod.

    Holy shit Ichiro.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    I love Ichiro.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    I love Ichiro.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Had A-Rod not PURPOSELY lined into a double play we’d have more than 1 run.

  • Anthony

    My god, what athleticism. Still can’t get over Ichiro.

  • Joe

    Good send by thomson he knew swisher was on deck so we were not scoring.

    • Starks

      +1

  • T-Bone

    All Pettitte needs is one run #gameover

  • King George

    Adam is right…a very rare call that Angel Hernandez actually got right.

  • Ninchiro

    Fuck the relay. I turn to smoke, bitches.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    So it sounds like, regardless of how many runs they scored last inning they tagged Chen pretty good in the top of the first.

    • Starks

      Every hit ball with the exception of ichiro and swish was tagged.

    • Get Phelps Up

      Jeter, Alex and Cano all hit bullets.

    • Ethan

      Yeah Arod smoked a ball that was a nice/lucky catch by andino. Everyone hit the ball pretty hard, he didn’t fool anyone.

      • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

        I can’t explain how many idiots are calling for Alex’s head after last night.

        • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

          Completely objectively: Alex’s power is shot. Instead of just realizing this and understanding his value can now be as a .370+OBP guy with 20HR power with a decent glove at third people still DEMAND a .950+OPS with 40HRs and a 120 RBIs, and even then he has to do it they way they want him to do it (AKA hitting 1.00 w/ RISP.)

          • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

            I agree with you that he has value.

            But to be fair, part of being paid that much comes the justified criticism of being overpaid.

            It’s simple. One side has to admit he’s still an asset. The other side has to allow that he’s going to be constantly (and justifiably) harangued for underperforming on his contract.

        • Starks

          To be fair i too am not expecting much from arod in these playoffs however if even hits just .275 with a couple of key hits we will win the ws. As sad as it is i am not expecting much from tex and arod. We will win only if cano jeter ichiro carry the team on offense. It would be nice to get something from swisher as well.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Andy! great 1st.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    Sit.

  • Adam

    Need to get a nice crooked number with Chen out there.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    wow just saw a replay of Ichiro…he’s seriously a ninja!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Nasty cut fastball

  • Darren

    Can someone tell Cal to stop saying “Um” every time he opens his mouth. Super annoying.

  • Chilango Adoptivo

    OK now more runs for Andy ….

  • Eddard reboot v.1.0

    Andy picks right up where CC left off. Angel’s doing a great job behind the plate. If Chen is gonna throw fastballs all they time they should be able to get to him. Curtis can hit a fastball out of the park if that’s all he’s gonna throw.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa
    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Can you do a tutorial on how to make gifs. You’ve gotten pretty good, Axisa.

    • RetroRob

      Three separate moves. The last one was the most impressive.

      Almost surprised the umpire didn’t call him out just on anticipation.

    • jjyank

      I’m saving this link forever.

  • camilo Gerardo

    o’s fans = pissed

  • The Real Greg

    I wonder if second time through the order Chen is going to mix in his breaking ball a bit more to fool the Yankees?

    • Starks

      You can bet on it.

  • RetroRob

    A drama-free Andy inning, and ten pitches at that.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    TBS, FIX YOUR FUCKING MICROPHONES.

    • forensic

      It’s not their microphones. It’s the stupidity of the announcers putting their cell phones next to the mics.

      • jjyank

        Heh, I run my TV speakers through stereo speakers for better audio quality (since flat screens have speakers in the back and just generally suck). This happens to me if my phone is left close to my stereo speakers, and all throughout the inning I kept checking my phone, thinking “WHO IS GHOST TEXTING ME?”

        This makes more sense.

  • Adam

    Just missed that…

  • http://161standriver.wordpress.com DGH

    Solid at bat by Martin. Gotta love how patient our hitters have been.

  • Adam

    I hate fans who scream on every pitch taken (yes, that happens at every park).

  • http://161standriver.wordpress.com DGH

    Here comes the best #8 hitter in the league…

  • Hummingbird S.

    first K of the night for Chen had to be on Granderson.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Curtis needs to use all fields man.

    It sucks because he can do it.

    • The Real Greg

      That’s what the short porch does to your swing.

      • oriole killer

        It is bad luck that Granderson happened to be the sort of person whose swing would be affected by happening to play in a park like Yankee Stadium, and the Yankees (who happen to play in Yankee Stadium) just happened to sign him. All just luck! Things happening to happen!

    • forensic

      He needs to use any field more. Just make some damn contact.

  • The Real Greg

    So so far, only Grandy has had a bad at bat. Tex and Russell just missed.

    If some of these balls can start to fall in, we can put up some big numbers.

    • forensic

      Yeah, if only Tex’s millionth pop-up of the year had fallen in. It was so close, just bad luck…

      • The Real Greg

        You obviously have no understanding about the physics of baseball

        • forensic

          lol, these kind of posts coming from you just makes them that much funnier. Popping it straight up like that isn’t just missing on his bat, it’s a massive underswing in terms of the size of the hitting spot. That’s not luck, that’s indicative of how a batter is seeing a ball and swinging.

          • The Real Greg

            I didn’t say that was luck. I said he just missed it. You can just miss it and have the ball go in many different directions.

            Tex is going to have alot of these because he hasn’t played much of late and needs to get his timing back.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        lol

  • King George

    That Grandy K is fine with me…just as long as we see the obligatory 3-run HR in the 6th inning to break it open.

    • Starks

      Lol +1 yessir

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    DFA Grandy.

  • pistol pete

    Andy had an easy 1st hope the second is as economical.

  • Adam

    Wait…Josh Charles threw out the first pitch?

  • jmc

    so the orioles hitting report on cano is throw a lot of fastballs over the plate?

  • Get Phelps Up

    Mark Reynolds a rookie? lol.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    It’s just blatantly unprofessional how downtrodden the booth is every time Pettitte records an out.

    I’m walking around the apartment listening and I can’t even tell an out is being recorded.

    • jmc

      that’s because they were hired to call the game for the orioles. i wouldn’t be surprised if someone was weeping last night in the 9th during the rally.

    • DC

      I was skimming through an Oriole’s game thread and they are saying the opposite…that TBS announcers are constantly kissing the Yankees’ ass. LOL

      • jmc

        so they think cal ripkin is a yankees fan? wow

        • DC

          They say he is “over compensating”.

          • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

            It’s BS. They’re more excited for actual game outcomes or the Orioles.

            They compensate with the vanilla narrative on Jeter to appear “balanced.”

            That’s not balance. Everyone admires Jeter. Big stretch.

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        Their “ass-kissing” is limited to admiring Jeter and Pettitte because they’re still playing well at their age. Has nothing to do with the actual game.

        • DC

          That Orioles site has been completely unhinged since last night.

        • jmc

          Yea – every announcer does that – doesn’t mean they don’t want the underdog to win.

  • Captain_Turbo

    Andy’s looking pretty Andy-ish.

  • http://161standriver.wordpress.com DGH

    The old boy looks SHARP!

  • Tom

    Nice start to the game by Andy.

  • oriole killer

    “That was definitely a strike, but the ump only called it a strike because Andy is a veteran”

    – John Smoltz, finding things to complain about

  • jjyank

    Andy looking good so far. Seems like he’s got good command of the breaking pitches.

  • Eddard reboot v.1.0

    Andy looks great. 19-10 vs 0-0. It’s just a matter of time before they hit Chen’s fastball.

  • CBean

    This Andy Pettitte guy is not bad. <3<3<3

  • pistol pete

    Great 2nd inning for Andy, now let’s get some runs.

  • Mike N

    Solid beginning for Pettitte!

  • jmc

    has yankee stadium ever done the towels?

    • Adam

      Not that I can remember. Granted they also had to get rid of ball day because fans were trying to pelt Albert Belle with them. So perhaps there is a liability concern.

      • jmc

        i find it a bit cheesy, but then again ive never been ot a playoff game.

    • Captain_Turbo

      I don’t even think they put up with that nonsense in Citifield.

  • King George

    Aggressive Nunie at the plate. Calm down, kid.

  • Electric nunez

    Come on bro wait for your pitch

  • rodya

    anyone else getting interference on their speakers? Mine keep making that noise that speakers make when an iphone gets too close….only I don’t have one.

    I’m wondering if the apartment next to me has a phone near the wall?

    • King George

      It’s the jackass broadcasters with their phones next to their microphones.

    • Ethan

      It’s coming through in the broadcast.

      • Electric nunez

        Thought it was craig seegars vibrator

    • jjyank

      As foresnic pointed out above, it’s the dumb TBS booth that has their phones too close to the mic. I thought the same thing as you, at first.

    • Nice Scheister of Doom

      Wow. Terrible. Proof they have no business in our living rooms this evening. I miss Kay.

  • Ethan

    This is an awful strike zone

    • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

      Nose to toes baby

  • ThrillHouseMD

    This strike zone is getting wider and wider.

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    Is the strike zone that bad or is the TBS blue box jacked up?

    • RkyMtnYank

      The box is always wrong, it’s never adjusted for each hitter.

      • Nice Scheister of Doom

        Up and down, yes but side to side should be the same. That’s where it’s the worst, side to side.

        • RkyMtnYank

          It appears that Andy was getting the high strike called and the Orioles want that low strike called. There can be a margin of error of up to a couple of inches there.

          • Nice Scheister of Doom

            I can see that, based on the height of the player but Angel has also been inconsistent inside and outside too. It’s like freaken roulette up there.

            • RkyMtnYank

              lol, yep, inconsistent at best.

  • Cy Pettitte

    low strike has been called inconsistently

  • King George

    There’s the Angel we all know and hate.

  • The Real Greg

    It might be an awful strike zone but he has called for both pitchers.

    And that was a strike

  • Electric nunez

    I think 1 run is all andy will need tonight

  • Hummingbird S.

    should I be surprised that Angel Hernandez’s strike zone is a joke so far? A lot of pitches in the same location are being called strikes sometimes but ball other times. What a fucking joke.

    • jmc

      gonna happen all night – let’s hope it works to our advantage.

  • joseph

    i know were trying to cut down the payroll and all but how can the yankees have nunez as the DH in the playoffs

    • Get Phelps Up

      Because he’s the best option?

    • Adam

      Who else starts against lefties? His speed and hitting actually add a nice component to the bottom of the lineup.

  • Pat D

    This zone looks inconsistent. Yankees better not repeat what they did last night.

    • Bo Knows

      Angel Hernandez, zone is guaranteed to be shitty

    • jjyank

      What, win? I’m cool with that :)

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

      I really hope they repeat what they did last night, actually.

  • Bo Knows

    Jeter struck out on two pitches…. Angel Hernandez everyone!

    • Nice Scheister of Doom

      How the F does he even make the postseason? Clearly it’s not performance, he should have been Andruw Jones-a-did.

      • Bo Knows

        He either has some incriminating evidence on someone, or he’s sleeping with someone important, because I don’t get it myself

  • Get Phelps Up

    Angel Hernandez should be umpiring little league games in Central America.

    • Bo Knows

      You kill little league and baseball in general in Latin America,

  • nsalem

    Ichiro Reacheros

  • jjyank

    GOD DAMN IT PUT YOUR FUCKING TOWELS DOWN!! YOU THINK IT MAKES YOU BETTER FANS IF YOU WAVE A FUCKING TOWEL????

    Sorry. /end rant. I just really hate the towel thing.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

      I wipe my butt with them.

    • Phil-thy

      +1 I’ve thought that about 10 times since last week

  • http://161standriver.wordpress.com DGH

    I believe, A-ROD!

    • http://161standriver.wordpress.com DGH

      At what point is a player no longer due?

  • Adam

    Two bullets from Arod. Great sign.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    Fuck A-Rod haters. Swinging the bat well.

    • http://161standriver.wordpress.com DGH

      Amen bro. We gotta be behind all our boys this time of year.

      • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

        I’m always advocating Alex.

        • jjyank

          And every Yankee. There are too many commenters (and fans in general) that actually seem happy when a Yankee does poorly because it proves their point.

          And by too many, I mean more than ZERO. Nobody should ever gloat about the failure of a guy on this team.

          • Adam

            Thank you.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Isn’t it a little late at night for a parade?

  • Get Phelps Up

    Booooo….singles hitter!

    • Nice Scheister of Doom

      Give him a raise!

    • Captain_Turbo

      Did you say boo or boo-urns?

      • Hans Moleman

        I was saying boo-urns.

        • Captain_Turbo

          lol

  • Electric nunez

    Alex breaking the ice

  • mt

    Am I a bad person for cheering Ichiro’s hit so that we can clear Arod batting this inning (like we always hope 8th place hitter gets on to clear the pitcher in NL?)

    Two good ABs so far -there you go, AROD.

  • forensic

    Two hard-hit balls in one game for A-Rod? Some semblance of progress at least.

  • jmc

    two hard hit balls for a-rod. good start

  • Chilango Adoptivo

    Hey Greg ARod got real lucky

  • forensic

    Come on Cano. Do it up!!!

  • Electric nunez

    I bet ichiro is a hell of a twister player
    With naked hot american women

    • Nice Scheister of Doom

      Or men. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

      • Bo Knows

        I like to think that he might have more than a few little Suzuki’s running around hitting linedrives around parks everywhere, choosing not hit homers because they don’t want to.

  • forensic

    Way to hustle it out Cano!

  • King George

    Sigh

  • The Real Greg

    Two out rallies. Ugh.

  • Electric nunez

    Andy is in the zone

  • King George

    Real Texas leaguer there, Andino. Good work.

  • Electric nunez

    Granderson needs to move his ass he just ruined it

  • Hummingbird S.

    Granderson can never read a ball off the bat. Always take a step back.

  • Cy Pettitte

    2/3rds of the O’s hits are broken bat bloops

  • JobaWockeeZ

    The crowd is cheering like the first hit won them the World Series. Congratulations.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    4. Count em, four replays of a broken bat single with 2 outs. And analysis about how he did it too.

    They do that on any of our rockets yet?

  • Electric nunez

    Shaved mccloth there.

  • Bo Knows

    shut the hell up Birdwagoner’s you were cheering when that shit happened to Martin last night

  • CBean

    Boo. I don’t like these bloop singles at all.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Two straight singles since I started reading this thread.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      stop reading

    • jjyank

      R-Tils, GO AWAY! (for a couple minutes)

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Pure superstition was about 30% of the reason I stayed away from yesterday’s game thread.

        I’m telling you I make Greg look like Foofa from “Yo Gabba Gabba” come playoff time.

  • Hummingbird S.

    here we go, a rally because Granderson can’t play CF

  • Electric nunez

    Andy is pitching move in outfield fuck.

  • RkyMtnYank

    So is it ok for us to cheer for Andy putting it in Mclouth’s earhole too?

    • Total Dominication

      No

      • RkyMtnYank

        damnnit

  • forensic

    Geez, Andino and McLouth again…

  • Adam

    That zone is so freakin inconsistent.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Those were strikes last inning.

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    Get the pen up, Andy’s just a LOOGY at this point. He’s toast.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Settle down Andy.

  • jjyank

    …Andy…settle down now.

  • Joe

    Loogy this giant freak.

  • forensic

    Well, this is less than ideal.

  • JLC 776

    Stare a freaking hole into their hearts, Andy… get this done.

  • Get Phelps Up

    All because of a stupid bloop hit.

  • The Real Greg

    Unbelievable. another bloop hit.

    • Ethan

      that wasn’t a bloop

    • Tom

      3

  • jjyank

    Fuuuuuck. I blame Tilapia.

    • Nice Scheister of Doom

      I blame Angel, Grandy and Pettitte. In that order.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        No. Blame me.

        • Nice Scheister of Doom

          It’s easier that way.

      • jjyank

        I blame Tilapia, R-Tils, and Robinson, in that order.

  • Joe

    A lefty c’mon

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Fuck.

  • Total Dominication

    Deja vu

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mike N

    Oy.

  • forensic

    Ugh…

  • JobaWockeeZ

    It will be a glorious day when Swisher’s arm is no longer in RF.

    • Hummingbird S.

      It will be glorious when Gardner moves to CF and we have real D out there

      • JobaWockeeZ

        I don’t see it happening soon though.

    • Nice Scheister of Doom

      Both of THESE!

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Swisher according to UZR has the worst arm among every MLB right fielder except for one who ties with his suck. So sarcastic remarks don’t negate the fact Swisher has a bad arm.

        • Nice Scheister of Doom

          Let hope his bat makes up for it while he pretends its garbage time.

  • Tom

    Two out rallies are hard.

  • Electric nunez

    I hate you granderson
    Gardner catches that bloop

  • JLC 776

    Figures the only hard hit ball would be with the fucking bases loaded.

  • Hummingbird S.

    pathetic. All of this because Granderson is a shitty CF… fuck his sorry ass

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    TBS Booth: “They did it! They did it! The impossible dream!”

  • King George

    Major sigh

  • Adam

    The real question is what happened at second? Did Jeter whiff? Was the throw far off?

    • Bo Knows

      It was high

    • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

      Throw way off.

    • Nice Scheister of Doom

      Swisher suffers from cranial-rectal inversion.

  • JLC 776

    Can this game (so far) be any more similar to last nights?

    • Adam

      Right down to the hanging breaking ball hit for the two run single.

  • Pat D

    Highly annoyed.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    De Ja Vu…

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Yup.

  • CUYanks

    Yankees have had some hard hit balls off of Chen. Still a long way to go.

  • King George

    Did not see this coming.

  • Tom

    Just limit the damage here Andy.

    It’s likely going to take a bunch more than 2 runs to win this game

  • OMG! Bagels!

    Is it the 9th inning already?

  • Adam

    Wow. There was a lot of horrible from both teams on that play.

  • Total Dominication

    WTF was that Jete?

  • Ethan

    What the hell Jeter!

  • Electric nunez

    Et tu jeter?

  • King George

    Wow. Two at-bats in a row where Jeter hasn’t given full effort.

    • Hummingbird S.

      not a matter of effort, he’s simply terrible at SS. Everyone knows it.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    WTF Jeter?

    Thank god Hardy is an idiot.

  • Hummingbird S.

    can this inning be any more pathetic?

  • Pat D

    I am beginning to feel physically ill.

    Nice job, Hardy.

  • forensic

    Geez Jeter, that was pitiful…

  • Robinson Tilapia

    You know what they say: When it rains, it fucks you sideways in the skull.

    Get out of this.

    • Pat D

      Who say this?

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Greg, probably when his toast gets burnt.

        • Pat D

          Well it reminds me of something my 3rd grade teacher used to say. She would say, “You show me a tropical fruit, I’ll show you a cocksucker from Guatemala.”

          Wait, wait. That wasn’t her. That was some guy I met in the army. I always get those two confused.

    • Bo Knows

      At least by us dinner first

    • jjyank

      …can I buy some K Y first?

  • Adam

    All of that and down just 2-1. All good.

  • Cy Pettitte

    well thanks for saving us a run JJ

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    Phew.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Wow thank you there JJ.

    • jjyank

      You’re…welcome?

  • Karl Krawfid

    Holy shit. Like the twins series all over.

    Great deek by Alex.

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    Finally!!!

  • jjyank

    Jeez. Well thanks, Hardy. That could have been worse.

    Don’t give Chen a shut down.

  • Ethan

    I actually can’t decide who i dislike more this tbs crew or the fox one.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

      This crew sucks.

      • Laz

        Without a doubt I dislike the Fox crew much more. It’s not even close.

  • Winter

    That could have been A LOT worse.

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

    Got a little lucky there. Jeter is looking quite statuesque these days.

  • Mick taylor

    Granderson should have caught that ball hit by andino jeter should have fielded thatthrow and jones grounder they are playing like they are asleep grandy sucks in center this year

    • Pat D

      Can’t you hear me knocking?

  • forensic

    That sure sucked.

    I guess the Yankees will score one this next half inning now, since this is exactly like last night.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Runs please.

  • Tom

    You have to think Hardy was worried about getting picked off 3rd (had Jeter actually fielded it)

    Good thing he was dumb enough not to look at his 3rd base coach for help

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Got a good feeling. Both Jeter and Cano had big smiles on their face there. They’re playing loose.

    Here come more runs.

  • Electric nunez

    This game was like a fine dinner at the four seasons
    And someone was just seated next to you with a case of the farts.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Considering the average age of people who dine at the Four Seasons (does that even exist anymore?), I’d say that’s every meal there.

      • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

        I caught Dinosaur last night. He was cooking, Jack.

        • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

          FAIL

          Dammit, lol. (Dinosaur was supposed to be “Dino”)

  • Eddard reboot v.1.0

    They just need to clobber Chen. He’s just throwing a 92 mph fastball. Destroy him and get Andy some runs. He could give up 2-3 more after that last inning.

  • Laz

    That was rough.

  • captain kiwi

    fucking shit. that could have been even more awful. i seriously hate the o’s.

  • forensic

    Yikes, that was a terrible AB Swisher.

  • Bo Knows

    Andy was not getting those pitches, be consistent Angel, not consistently shitty

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    I’m watching that companion MLB.tv thing. It’s completely useless, but one positive is that one of the random camera angles zoomed in on a sign that said “MISO HARDY.” Somehow I doubt that’s going to make it to the main TBS telecast.

    • mlbtv stranded

      I saw that too! hilarious

  • Pinedas’ Colada

    You’re on the Mark, Teixeira…

  • OMG! Bagels!

    I watch the game with the radio on and TV sound off. Last inning was Alicia Keyes Keep Falling In and Out of Love With You. Appropriate for Yankees and their fans inning to inning.

  • Electric nunez

    Swisher enjoy your new team next year.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

      Harsh.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    What have you done with October Teix? Where is he dammit?!

  • The Real Greg

    All these fucking bloop hits and smashes right at people…… When are we going to have a season when things go like that for us?

    • Get Phelps Up

      The 9th inning yesterday?

      • The Real Greg

        In bunches, I mean. Only one of those hits was lucky.

        • Get Phelps Up

          The Orioles had maybe 2 in that last inning?

    • OMG! Bagels!

      Yes, our seasons are horrible. We totally suck.

    • OMG! Bagels!

      I am no longer pointing out that this is a 9 inning game. Someone else figure that out.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Foofa! She’s pink and happy!

  • Ethan

    I don’t understand orioles fans. Why do they boo Tex. I know it’s cause they thought he might sign there but given the last 2 years they should be grateful he didn’t. Tex would have still commanded a ton of money and is declining quickly.

    • Pat D

      Stupid is as stupid does.

    • jjyank

      Ever work in customer service? Most people are stupid.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      It’s Baltimore. It’s either that or go to the aquarium.

      I loved the “Baltimore is a nice town” thread earlier in this game thread, especially the comparison to Bridgeport.

  • King George

    A-Rod actually pulled off a clever trick there on Hardy.

  • Adam

    Wow, Arod deked him it looked like? Made a fake tag?

  • forensic

    Holy shit TBS, we get it, we’ve seen it a million times already, MOVE ON!!!

  • Hummingbird S.

    russ is taking some good hacks

  • Robinson Tilapia

    I see we’ve entered the “ridiculous hatred of Nick Swisher” portion of the evening. Free wings at the bar.

    • Adam

      Just wait…Arod still has another two at bats for people to be irrational about.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I find the Swisher stuff even more unnerving. I get Alex frustration.

  • Tom

    Annoying how Cal and Smotlz continue to try to come up with excuses for Hardy’s gaffe.

    • Adam

      And they really missed that ARod made a great play.

  • RkyMtnYank

    Both Smoltz and Ripken defending not looking at the third base coach, fuck man, you learn that in little league!

  • jmc

    here we go again…

  • Pinedas’ Colada

    Time for Nunez to step up!

  • captain kiwi

    hah, even martin thought hernandez would give him a shitty strike call

  • Tom

    Grandy need to launch one here.

  • Pinedas’ Colada

    Granderson, my bad.

  • Chilango Adoptivo

    Grandy: you don’t have to swing for the fences you know

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

    Well, I haven’t been able to catch a computer yet, but here I am now.

    Time for some runs to regain this lead.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    I hate you Rob Thompson.

    • DC

      He was correct to stop Tex.

    • Hans Moleman

      He would have been out by 30 feet

    • Adam

      Was absolutely the right play.

      • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

        I know. I saw the replay. But in general not a fan of his.

    • Get Phelps Up

      He would have been out at home by plenty.

  • Captain_Turbo

    At least Hernandez is calling a terrible zone for both sides. That was a strike.

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

    And, right on cue, the inevitable RISP hit that doesn’t net a run.

  • Electric nunez

    Slowest guy on the team at second

  • Pinedas’ Colada

    If Tex didn’t have a hamstring issue, that would be 2-2.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Time to shine, NunEEE.

  • Mike N

    Gotta capitalize now!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    time for Nunie’s signature moment in pinstripes

  • Adam

    Huh…would not have expected to hear “Melky Mesa” during this series.

  • Hummingbird S.

    sooooo slow…

  • King George

    Tex with his two gears: slow and slower. Calf injury I know.

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    Jorge Molina holds at third…

  • forensic

    sigh… If only they hadn’t decided to keep Posada’s speed around even after he retired.

    Come on Nunez, gotta get at least one of these home.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    Never mind. He would have been gunned.

  • CBean

    well Teix is a terrible runner so i’m ok with that but goddammit, get runs in.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    ugh…listening to the bottom of the third on the bus was fucking brutal. Between Andy missing spots, the fans and Sterling I wanted to bash my head into the window of the bus.

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    “Mark Teixeira around third, and he’ll be held there.” Ha. More like he barely made it to third by the time the ball was back to the infield.

  • Electric nunez

    Come on nunie this is your time

  • Tom

    Good hold there. Now if Ichiro was running/dodging/deking…

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    NUNIES TIME TO SHINE BABY!!!

  • jjyank

    Just get it to the outfield, Nunie. Tie the game.

    • jjyank

      …not what I had in mind.

  • Adam

    That is a ridiculous second strike.

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      agreed.

  • Joe

    Stupid zone.

    • Bo Knows

      stupid ump

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Fuck Angel.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Fuck you Angel hernandez.

  • Cy Pettitte

    that is a ridiculous strike call. are you kidding me?

  • Hummingbird S.

    fuck this strikezone, fuck angel hernandez

  • Electric nunez

    Angeled

  • Chilango Adoptivo

    Way inside WTF

  • Ethan

    That strike was 4-6 inches off the plate…

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    terrible strike call

  • Winter

    That wasn’t even close.

  • Bo Knows

    fucking Hernandez, I knew this was going to be a frustrating game.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    Horrible strike call. Wow. That’s inches inside.

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    Unreal. Angel Hernandez.

  • Joe

    Hernandez gave them that out.

  • Adam

    And ps he has to swing at that pitch after the second one was called a strike.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Eduardo Nunez: Sparkplug.

  • Captain_Turbo

    No consistency to Hernandez’s strike calls.

  • Pinedas’ Colada

    Nunie needs to tighten up his swing; it’s too long and unbalanced.

  • Ethan

    YOU HAVE TO GET THAT RUN IN FROM 3RD!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    smfh

    Get it done Captain.

  • Hummingbird S.

    that pitch was right there… 90mph FB right there. Terrible fucking swing

  • The Real Greg

    Of course he pops it up. My God….

  • King George

    Jeter, make up your shitty 3rd inning here.

  • oldmanalex

    man a classic jeterian double would be sooo nice right now.

  • captain kiwi

    cmon. chen already at 70+ pitches. eat him alive cap’n.

  • Matt

    The umpire single handedly took the bat right out of Nunez’s hands there. Outright disgraceful. Calls a pitch 4 inches inside on 1-1, then he’s forced to swing at that same pitch when he throws it again and it’s not hittable.

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    If 99/100 people performed their job as awful as Hernandez they’d be unemployed. Alas he not only has a job but is rewarded with a postseason assignment.

  • Mike N

    crap

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Well that sucked.

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

    Figures.

  • Pat D

    Fuck fuckity fuck fuck fuck.

  • King George

    Good work, Jeter

  • Karl Krawfid

    Fucking Angel Hernandez

  • Ace

    Excellent job gentlemen. F*ck.