Oct
14

Yankees lose Jeter in Game One loss

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

  • Tom Q

    Cruel game.

  • Eddard

    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.

  • Mark L

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

  • forensic

    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

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

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

      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.

      • https://twitter.com/Mattpat11 Matt DiBari

        Twice tonight he cost this team, and his stupid rolling around act has cost us two games in three days.

        I have no desire to see him in a Yankee uniform again. Let Miami give him Werth numbers.

        • Captain Gift Basket

          Amen!

    • Maaxwell

      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.

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

    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?

    • Captain Gift Basket

      Worst scouting dept in MLB.

      • Bo

        You know it.

  • asdf

    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

      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

  • Eddard

    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?

    • jim p

      DRob is the 11th inning guy.

  • wow

    screw you, Joe Girardi.

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    Swisher is a waste of flesh.

  • Tom Q

    Fracture. Knew it had to be that bad.

  • BigBlueAL

    Jeter out 3 months.

  • RetroRob

    Hmmm, fractured ankle. Three months.

    The return of E-Nunie.

    Play A-Rod at SS.

  • Hall and Nokes

    Great year, Derek

    • Tom Q

      Sad thing is, I doubt he can feel that way about it, given this ending.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    fractured ankle

    Fuck.

  • dc1874

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

    • DT

      Granderson and Cano were really really good last postseason and in 2010.

      • Tom Q

        Our trolls are like the guy in Memento — their frames of reference doesn’t go back more than a few days.

        • WhittakerWalt

          Swisher’s horribleness is real, though. And I’m a big fan of his. The sample size is no longer small.

          • FIPster Doofus

            Agreed. I can’t defend him anymore. I fucking hate his guts right now, actually.

  • DT

    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

      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

        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……

  • BigBlueAL

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

  • Billy balls

    Asswholes
    This is not girardi fault
    Yankees are not done

    • DZ

      The only guy that was hitting a little bit consistently is out for the season, the yankees are done

  • Ankle

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

  • https://twitter.com/Mattpat11 Matt DiBari

    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.

  • BB

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

    Everyone needs to step up immediately.

    • Eddard

      AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Everyone step up, you mean like they have for the past 5 games? They ain’t stepping up. Nobody is except Jeter, Texiera and Raul. And now Jeter is gone. It’s over.

      • DC

        Go back to Rainbow Connection.

  • cjc

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

  • Eddard

    Activate Nunie and go with this lineup tomorrow-

    Ichiro-RF
    Nix-2B
    Teixera-1B
    Ibanez-LF
    Chavez-3B
    Martin-DH
    Nunez-SS
    Gardner-CF
    Stewart-C

    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

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

      • Matt

        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

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

    • JobaTheHeat62

      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.

  • Vic

    Swisher actually worse than Swisher.

  • Mark L

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

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

    Fracture.

    Awesome.

    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.

    • forensic

      Yeah, talk about poor timing for Darling. I would expect it from Smoltz though.

  • FIPster Doofus

    It’s over.

  • Bill

    A-rod to short…

  • Tom Q

    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

      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

      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.

      • Tom Q

        I think, at minimum, any pitcher hit like Pettitte was would have had exactly the same injury.

    • Matt

      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

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

    • stuart a

      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 ….

  • 27 rings

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

  • Joe F

    This x100000000000000000

  • RetroRob

    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

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

      • Tom Q

        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

          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.

          • Tom Q

            ARod is defintely superior on defense; no argument there.

    • Long Time Yank

      +1

      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!

      • Captain Gift Basket

        Put down the bong.

  • 27 rings

    .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.

    • dalelama

      No they won in 2009 because Matsui went wild.

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

        Matsui didn’t even start half the games. All of his damage was against Pedro in Game Six.

      • forensic

        If you cared at all about gaining the slightest bit of credibility, which obviously you don’t, you’d at least give him credit for 2009. Stick to your schtick about the recent years, you’re losing 2009.

        • dalelama

          Obviously you haven’t reviewed the 2009 WS data, just another apologist for our overpaid choking cheater.

    • stuart a

      cano has 4 rbis. arod has ero. it is like comparing a chevy vega to a pinto, they both suck look it up….

  • Andruw’s Smile

    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

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

      • stuart a

        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

      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

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

  • dalelama

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

  • Anonymous

    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?

    • dalelama

      Yes

  • Vic

    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?

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

      Don’t be a fucking dumbass.

      They win the World Series, and we’re ecstatic about this team for the rest of our lives.

      • Tom Q

        Ask Cardinals’ fans how they feel about ’06 and last year.

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

          Hell, ask any number of the NY Giants fans around here.

          9-7 is the worst record a SB champion has ever had. I don’t think any of them care. And they shouldn’t. Flags Fly Forever.

      • Vic

        You sound like a really smart, articulate guy.

    • FIPster Doofus

      They lead all current playoff teams in wins and had the second-highest run differential during the regular season, so yeah. Ultimately, I don’t care if they win every playoff game in the ugliest fashion possible. A World Series title is a World Series title. You can never take those for granted, or lament that they weren’t won in picture-perfect fashion.

      • stuart a

        there are no style points, that is bull.

        jsut win…..

    • dalelama

      Yes, a very weak champ but a champ nonetheless.

      • Vic

        I’m just saying, playing like a champion and winning is different than winning because the other teams aren’t all that good, either.

  • Kiko Jones

    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…

  • Jobamania

    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

    • Jobamania

      oh and pressure the fuck out of their putrid infield defense

    • Jobamania

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

  • Cousin Brucie

    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

      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.

  • JobaTheHeat62

    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

      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….

  • stuart a

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

  • http://fendersonandhampton.com Cuso

    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.

    • stuart a

      agree. adios…

      nicky is a frat boy clown…. he will get $15 mill per year from some stupid team and leave town….

      • Captain Gift Basket

        To quote Bart Scott – “can’t wait”!

  • James A

    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

  • leyritzs chaufeur

    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,

    • dalelama

      Other than Ibanez, a last minute pickup, this team isn’t fun to watch.

  • James A

    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

  • Chilango

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

  • forensic

    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

      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

        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.

    • http://twitter.com/mikhel2 Mikhel

      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.

      • dalelama

        Actually I like Cal.

  • Andrew

    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

      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

      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

      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.

  • NYSUCKS

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