Yankees lose Jeter in Game One loss


I would have greatly preferred a 4-0 loss in nine innings, actually.


  1. Tom Q says:

    Cruel game.

  2. Eddard says:

    I think it’s over and the series probably ends in 5. CC wins his start in game 4 but that’s about it. No chance they win without the Captain. That was one of their 3 guys who were hitting. Cano, Swisher, Granderson and ARod shouldn’t be playing but at least one of them has to. Swisher is a buffoon out in right field and should just quit baseball and become an aerobics and tumbling instructor. Jayson Werth contract? GTFO and go to Boston.

  3. Mark L says:

    Such a contrast, Cano flailing aimlessly, Jeter playing on one leg trying to make up for half his teammates’ cowardice

  4. forensic says:

    Only this team could make an amazing 9th inning worse than a 4-0 loss would’ve been. If they lost in 9, so be it, we already know no one except Raul can hit, but now they added 3 innings onto it and lost Jeter for at least the whole postseason (or at least just the 4 more games they are going to play).

    They way they are going, I’d be pretty damn shocked if they weren’t down 3-0 when Sabathia takes the mound in Game 4.

    I’m sure it’s still all A-Rod’s fault though. Two diving plays have robbed him this series and it’s a damn shame. But hey, Chavez is red hot replacing him, so who cares.

    At least Cano is carrying the team. ZERO mentions of his current 0-22. That’s just irresponsible broadcasting.

    And what else needs to be said about Swisher and Granderson, they are pretty damn self-explanatory…

    • forensic says:

      Yup, as expected, fractured ankle for Jeter. That’s all, see you in March.

    • Robinson Cano has been an absolute fucking disaster himself. No need to pitch around him when he’s not hitting the ball.

      Swisher deserves the brunt of the wrath. He’s been just as bad as ARod and KKKurtis offensively, but he’s costing this team on the field as well. And when he’s doing that, he’s got zero purpose for being on the field anymore.

    • Maaxwell says:

      Couldn’t have said it better myself. Cano should be taking almost all of this blame, not A-rod. But the Yanks don’t rely on Alex anymore, they rely on Cano. Pretty disappointing that this roller coaster season has come to this.

  5. In hindsight, of course.

    This team has a remarkable ability to not take advantage of series-altering moments. This was the same shit that happened in Game 4, when the Orioles were ripe for the picking.

    Sickening. What’s worse is that it’s an Orioles-type player – Delmon fucking Young – who routinely kills this team. Did it last year, and not this year. Do they not know that he swings at everything, and pitch accordingly? How fucking DENSE are some of these guys?

  6. asdf says:

    I am as die-hard a Yankees fan as they come but I had to turn off the game in the 11th inning. This team really drains me–and I think I’ve lost years of my life watching this inept offense. Let’s hope for a turnaround, but I can’t honestly say I expect it. Go Yanks.

    • g says:

      Sorry man not turn around insight when Fucking Cashman trades our up and coming position players for Mr. Solo Homerun Curtis Granderson. When we could have easily see Ajacks Coke and Ian Kennedy playing for us instead of garbage Granderson.

      Like I said before and I am going to say this again, this team is gutless!!!
      There is no emotional leader I fucking wish We had Paul Oneil today and Jorge Posada

  7. Eddard says:

    And Joe lost another game with horrific bullpen management. Any sort of scouting would have told you that Detroit’s bullpen, specifically Valverde, was terrible and if you kept it 2-0 you had a real shot. Then in extras, pitching to Delmon Young after he’s destroyed you time and time again? Really? Soriano and Drob pitching just 1 inning after they had yesterday off? Really?

  8. wow says:

    screw you, Joe Girardi.

  9. Jeff Karstens, Male Model says:

    Swisher is a waste of flesh.

  10. Tom Q says:

    Fracture. Knew it had to be that bad.

  11. BigBlueAL says:

    Jeter out 3 months.

  12. RetroRob says:

    Hmmm, fractured ankle. Three months.

    The return of E-Nunie.

    Play A-Rod at SS.

  13. Hall and Nokes says:

    Great year, Derek

  14. Need Pitching & Hitting says:

    fractured ankle


  15. dc1874 says:

    Year after year its the SAME players who choke….when will the f/o realize this??

  16. DT says:

    Cano hitslike shit, Swisher can’t play defense and offense, Grandy has no plate vision. Solution? Bench Arod for a 0-10 Chavez. All Arod’s fault obviously. I hope we are all enjoying the Eric Chavez experience.

    • stuart a says:

      do you wash arods car???

      yes swisher sucks but they have less outfield options.

      i guess you missed the chavez shot to right center that ajax made a great play on..

      arod cannot be defended only a fool would do it.

      swisher also is not defendable, your point is??????

      • stuart a says:

        has arod hit the ball to the outfield this month?

        when you are characterizing hard hit balls to short as hit on the screws how low have the standards fallen???

        arod sucks……

  17. BigBlueAL says:

    Well, at least I no longer have any expectations of winning this series so it might be more relaxing to watch now.

  18. Billy balls says:

    This is not girardi fault
    Yankees are not done

  19. Ankle says:

    What a waste, Swish Canu, Granderson,Aroid. Have a great winter!

  20. Matt DiBari says:

    I’m done with Nick Swisher. Disaster at the plate and total liability in the field. Two games in three days we lose because he starts rolling around right field. Two runs tonight that he caused. He’s a buffoon and its not cute any more.

    And now Jeter’s done.

  21. BB says:

    Fracture foot, out 3 months. This. Is. Horrible.

    Everyone needs to step up immediately.

  22. cjc says:

    well as long as Swisher keeps having fun thats all that matters

  23. Eddard says:

    Activate Nunie and go with this lineup tomorrow-


    And just see if you can catch lightning in a bottle with one of these guys. It would also send a message to the ballclub that bad play will not be rewarded.

    • DT says:

      Just what we need more Eric Chavez. because his 0-11 is not worth a benching.

      • Matt says:

        You do realize he has crushed 2 line drives for outs among those, as well as a very hard hit grounder right at someone?

    • stuart a says:

      you are totally stoned.. chris stewarts slugging % is worse then a pitchers…

    • JobaTheHeat62 says:

      LOVE this lineup, only difference I would replace chavez for arod, and bat him 9th. and i am not trolling, I would make that lineup…let these fucks know they are playing like garbage, and they can sit back and watch a scrub lineup outperform them.

  24. Vic says:

    Swisher actually worse than Swisher.

  25. Mark L says:

    Figures they lose the last hitter from the dynasty years – hope those brats in the lineup are proud of what they’ve contributed to

  26. Fracture.


    No, really. Just fucking awesome. And good call, Ron Darling – “he’s fine.”

    Oops. Too bad it wasn’t Smoltz who said that, because that would just be more ammo to go the fuck off on that bald shithead.

  27. FIPster Doofus says:

    It’s over.

  28. Bill says:

    A-rod to short…

  29. Tom Q says:

    A few things:

    1) The three remaining players from the 90s teams all suffered major injuries this year, but there’s no indication their age had a thing to do with them.

    2) When Mo went out, that was supposed to mean doom for the team, as well. Of course they’ll miss Jeter, but, fortunately, the guys on the field have less give-up in them than a bunch of people here.

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      Jeter is one of the few guys actually hitting. That’s why this is so devastating. It’d be different if he were failing like so many others on the team, or if the others were actually carrying their own weight. This is a killer.

    • forensic says:

      Their age makes them more susceptible to things like this. Their bodies get worn down and things are more likely to be damaged at that point.

    • Matt says:

      Who is going to pick up Jeter’s slack? Cano? Swisher? A-Rod?

      The bullpen was already deep enough to survive Mo’s injury. The offense is not unless these guys start stepping up. And there is no reason to believe they ever will when you see what is happening.

      • FIPster Doofus says:

        And you know what? Not having Mo tonight hurt them badly as well. David Phelps against Cabrera and Fielder? Fuck…

    • stuart a says:

      just a coincedence that 38 year olds and 40 year olds get hurt more then 26 year olds…

      dream on… this happens to old players ….

  30. 27 rings says:

    Girardi should be fired if Swisher plays over Garner tomorrow. Enough!!!’

  31. Joe F says:

    This x100000000000000000

  32. RetroRob says:

    It sucks, but the Yankees can not only survive, but thrive without Derek for a few weeks. Hell, Nix and Nunez might outhit what Jeter was going to do over the short period.

    They can win if Cano, Swisher, Granderson and A-Rod, some of them, not even all of them, start to hit. If they don’t, the loss of Jeter won’t mean anything.

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      Swisher and A-Rod are probably hopeless – unless the latter is facing a lefty.

      • Tom Q says:

        I’ll actually dissent a little on Swisher. I know his results are crap, and, when you tie that in to his performance in other post-seasons past, he comes up totally worthless. But he’s not a total vanishing act the way ARod has been against righties, or the way Granderson looked in the ALDS. Swish is hitting the ball hard at least a time or two every game, sometimes more; he just hasn’t had one thing fall in for him except that double tonight.

        • forensic says:

          A-Rod has had two hard hits and three RBI’s taken away on lucky dives by middle infielders. Yeah, he looks pitiful in some AB’s, but so has Swisher. And most of Swisher’s AB’s are slight mirages since he pulls everything weakly in the air but it looks better since it is a short porch out there. Plus, at least A-Rod can play some defense and not absurdly jump at the ball after you already fucked up and the ball is past you.

    • Long Time Yank says:


      I used to enjoy reading rhe comments on this site, but now the trolls and bridge jumpers have taken over… ye of little faith dont deserve what this team is about to do – Yanks in six!

  33. 27 rings says:

    .071 for Cano. Makes Arod look like Ruth. The pitchers they have faced are not that good. They just are choking. They only won in 2009 because Arod went nuts and they had Mo.

  34. Andruw's Smile says:

    Down 1-0 in the series, with your rock on the mound tomorrow. I know it seems like the sky is falling, but eventually someone’s gotta get hot right? Maybe it’s Arod, maybe Gardner, grandy, etc but the series is far from over. The tigers team doesn’t scare me. Far from over guys.

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      The Tigers aren’t that good. That’s why this is so frustrating.

      • stuart a says:

        none of these teams are that good. that is true, but the Tigers are better then this soft yankee team…

        the tigers have some hacks on the team, true but there 20 year old right fielder is a bigger postseason player then the frat boy…….swisher has been bad for 4 psotseasons thsi is not a 5 game anamoly, this is reality….

    • forensic says:

      Kuroda’s been great most of the year, but I find it hard to count on a guy who’s making the first start of his career on short rest.

      His only hope is that the Tigers offense continues to be nearly as bad as the Yankees. The only problem there is that they have Cabrera and Fielder, the Yankees don’t.

    • JobaTheHeat62 says:

      nice post until you mentioned arod and grandy…black fucking holes.

  35. dalelama says:

    Don’t worry I am confident Arod will man up to fill the leadership void.

  36. Anonymous says:

    This team is fucking gut-wrenching to watch. The Yankees could have put it away easily in the 10th and 11th and choked. Then of course David Phelps shat himself again. He shouldn’t have even been in the game. D-Rob had a relatively quick 11th, so why not leave him out? Was Girardi trying to reserve him even though he just had a day off? Whatever happened to playing for the win tonight? I just shut the TV off after he walked Cabrera after having him down in the count 1-2. Now they have to rely on a guy who’s never thrown on short rest before, and then face Verlander who looks poised to throw a perfect game the way the Yankees hit against everybody who’s not named Jim Johnson or Jose Valverde. At least if they had lost in the 9th Jeter wouldn’t have got hurt. But of course they had to comeback just to rip our hearts out later. The Tigers are not a better team than the Yankees are. They weren’t a better team last year or in ’06 either. There’s absolutely no reason they should embarrassing the Yankees in postseason play like they have the past decade. Have we been reduced to being their version of the Twins?

  37. Vic says:

    Put it this way. Even if they somehow won the World Series this year, would any of us really think of them as a championship team?

  38. Kiko Jones says:

    Maybe it’s the wounded Yankee fan talking out of his ass here, but bench Swisher, place A-Rod at SS, Chavez or Nix at 3B and see what happens. It looks like the Yankees are done, anyway, so…

  39. Jobamania says:

    Its just about trying to grind it out now
    go with

    Ichiro- RF
    Arod – 3B
    Cano – 2B
    Teix – 1B
    Raul – DH
    Martin – C
    Granderson – CF
    Nunez – SS
    Gardner – LF

  40. Cousin Brucie says:

    My lineup for Game 2:

    1. Nunez, Eduardo – SS
    2. Gardner, Brett – LF
    3. Cano, Robinson – 2B
    4. Teixiera, Mark – 1B
    5. Romine, Austin – DH (called up)
    6. Swisher, Nicholas – RF
    7. Rodriguez, Alex – 3B
    8. Cervelli, Francisco – C
    9. Dickerson, Chris – CF

    • dalelama says:

      I would go with Nix or Chavez at third. Arod quit like a beaten dog last night when he refused to run out a dropped third strike with runners on 2nd and 3rd.

  41. JobaTheHeat62 says:

    i know its anger based and not logical but i think its embarrassing if granderson, swisher, arod, or cano are in the lineup tomorrow. all 4 have embarrassed themselves as professional baseball players. on the other hand props to ibanez, teix, jeter (rip) and ichiro and martin too.

    • stuart a says:

      are you 12??

      are they suppose to spite them but hurt the team.

      Cano sucks true but who is better then him at 2B????

      seriosuly the stupidity on this site is as staggering as the yankee offense….

  42. stuart a says:

    romine is in the arizona fall league and is not elgible for the playoffs, get a clue.

  43. Cuso says:

    Silver lining: the most staunch (blind) advocates of Swisher dare not waste their breath defending him. Can’t wait til he’s gone.

    I’ll stop bashing him now.

  44. James A says:

    Anyone want to come with me to the Tigers hotel and try to get Delmon Young arrested for an anti-semitic rant? I’m kidding of course, but seriously that dude is harder for the Yankees to get out than Miggy or Prince.
    As for the Captain, really hard to watch, but maybe this will be something they can rally around, if guys like Swish and Grandy and Cano and A-Rod can’t get going watching the guy whose won more than any of them, the guy who already has everyone’s undying respect and love, play through pain and bust his ass all year at age 38 until he literally can’t walk anymore, they don’t deserve to be on this club. It’s not as if we haven’t had the starting pitching … I mean you can’t win every year, and maybe this is a sign, but this series is far from over. #HIROKtober #Jayson Fucking Nix #Philthy #WinitfortheCap’n

  45. leyritzs chaufeur says:

    Everyone has already done a good job of calling out Swisher, Cano, ARod, and Girardi (for not letting Soriano, Robertson go longer), So, in the interest of fairness the fans should be called out.

    Yankees fans could not fill the park on game1 of the championship series,

    I was in the upper deck and the crowd crested at 70ish% and was down to 40% of capacity by the 9th inning,

    That is pathetic,

  46. James A says:

    Also seriously Joe, the binder thought it was a good idea to take Robertson out after 19 pitches and throw Phelps out there to start an inning off with the best 3-4 hitters on the planet coming up? I think Dave-O could’ve handled one more god damn inning.
    Tomorrow’s lineup: Ibanez, Ichiro, Raul, Ibanez, Ibanez, Raul, Raul, Ibanez, RAAAAUUUUULLLLLL

  47. Chilango says:

    Pray for some off-season retooling. Hey that would be a good mantra: Lose the Tools.

  48. forensic says:

    I LOVE the concept of a channel dedicated to baseball, but holy shit couldn’t they have tried to hire people who aren’t completely clueless?

    Who needs to step up with Jeter out? Sean Casey: Ichiro.

    Yeah, his 4 hits tonight weren’t enough. It’d definitely him though, certainly not the useless 2nd baseman so far.

    Ichiro will lead off, who should bat 2nd? Mitch Williams: Who ever is best at bunting to advance Ichiro to 2nd for Cano…

    Yeah, just what they need, give away more easy outs to get to the worst hitter on the team right now.

    Who should play SS for Jeter? Both: You can’t sacrifice too much defense, so it has to be the guy with the most range, which is Jayson Nix.

    There are plenty of arguments for starting Nix over Nunez, but range isn’t even close to one of them.

    Completely useless ‘expert’ analysis guys, thanks a lot.

    • fin says:

      Some of the guys are really good on MLB network and others are awful. I think Sean Casey just shows up for the show without ever watching a game or doing any research, hes awful. It gets no worse than Mitch Milliams, hes just a buffoon. Al Lieter and Vascercian and those guys are good. Reynolds can be pretty wrong alot, but I still love the guy, guess I just love his enthusiasm for baseball.

      • forensic says:

        Reynolds is also fucking useless, he can’t put a sentence together to where ever you lead him with a question you’ll get the answer you want. Vasgersian is very blah. I really like Leiter, and wish he’d do more YES games, but he’s not there nearly enough to balance out the rest of the slop.

    • Mikhel says:

      Ex-baseball players rarely are good analysts, there are just a bunch of good analysts but Mitch and Casey are not.

      Harold Reynolds is very good and neutral.

      Al Leiter is good, has a lot of insight on what goes on inside a pitcher’s mind during a game.

      In contrast, there are a bunch who are just dumb or biased.

      Joe Morgan is bad, he keeps talking about him and the “mighty red machine”.

      Schilling is of no use.

      Smoltz is good only when his favourite team is not playing.

      Ripken is also better off not talking.

      Eckersley talks non-sense.

      David Wells, as much as I like the guy, its like he is drunk all the time.

      Nomar was not bad in ESPN.

  49. Andrew says:

    I read the stories and comments on this site all the time, never post, but jesus fucking christ what is wrong with you guys? Yes, losing Jeter is a big deal. Yes; A-rod, Granderson, Swisher, and Cano haven’t hit. But why is the automatic reaction to our team struggling or getting bad news always so extreme? I don’t think this team can win a championship playing the way it is, but do I give up on them or say things like “we’re done”?

    We weren’t going to win with Jeter, Ichiro, Ibanez and the occasional acts from Tex carrying our offense. Who knows, maybe Jeter going down maybe causes this team to rally. Those of you that are giving up on them now are those that said we were doomed when Mo went down, that said we couldn’t hold onto the AL East when we had our struggles, and those of who who said we couldn’t beat baltimore in the first round. MAYBE they’ll surprise us again and you’ll all disappear or turn into believers one more time.

    • fin says:

      I’m just a rational fan who so happened to believe that the Yankees offense would struggle in the playoffs and therefore the Yankees wouldnt go very far. The fact they won the LDS with that anemic offensive performance is pretty shocking. The same thing continued in game 1 of the ALCS. Just because I dont have faith that the Yankees will win doesnt mean I wont be watching and rooting for them. While, I think the Yankees will lose, probably 4-1 with the way the pitching is set up, it doesnt mean that I dont have a fans hope that the Yankees hitters will start producing and Detroits bullpen will be their undoing.

    • Tom Q says:

      Then, as soon as something doesn’t go well in the World Series, they’ll go right into the same doom drone. The place is infested with loser-trolls. Tonight’s the happiest night they’ve had in weeks.

      Thdere are plenty of good, smart people here (who are certainly critical when it’s called for). But the wrist-slitters are hopeless drama queens, and make it hard to take.

    • dalelama says:

      It is primarily a reaction to a crowd of biased homers who can’t handle objective analysis of the team’s shortcomings and get really hissy when those are pointed out.

  50. NYSUCKS says:

    jeter should have broke his ego neck, and spread it to a rod, or A HOLE

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