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Carl Pavano was a bust of the first order in New York, one of the worst free agent signings in club history. This season, he pitched twice against the Yanks when he was with the Cleveland Indians, both no-decisions. But he pitched reasonably well. On April 19th, he held the Yanks to one run on four hits and walk over six innings, and on May 31, he gave up three runs on seven hits over seven innings.

Tonight, Pavano is on the hill for the Twins. Hey, Vincente Padilla was a load yesterday for the Dodgers so anything can happen. But it sure would taste good to see the Yanks bang Pavano around some. Hope the bats are feeling hungry like:

Andy Pettitte goes for the Bombers. Nothing else to say.  Let’s hope we get the Good Andy.

 andyp

Lots of excitement. Angels sweep the Sox, Paplebon blows the save. Time for New York to end it right here. No need to see Scott Baker tomorrow.

Let’s Go Yan-Kees!

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1 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 5:01 pm

Go Andrew Eugene!!!

Jeter SS
Damon LF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui DH
Posada C
Cano 2B
Swisher RF
Cabrera CF

LET'S GO YAN-KEES !! !!!

i'll check in about halfway thru the game and hope i come home to a large lead!!!

2 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 5:06 pm

[0] damn alex i used to love hungry hungry hippos

flash said in his flash points on lohud that the yanks need to just go out and play and not worry about revenge - which i think has some merit - hopefully they just go out and treat pavano like another mediocre pitcher and that will be that - after all revenge is a dish best served cold

3 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 11, 2009 5:15 pm

I can't think of anyone that would top Pavano as not only the worst free agent signing in franchise history, but the worst acquisition of any kind.

4 JeremyM   ~  Oct 11, 2009 5:21 pm

[2] No no no, revenge is like serving cold cuts.

[3] Money wise it's not close, but Juan Gonzalez injuring himself on his first at bat with the Indians on his second go around there and never playing another moment that season was a classic.

5 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 5:31 pm

This waiting is agony.

6 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 5:33 pm

Omg, that spot takes me back. Hungry fucking hippos, indeed. It's a crazy world.

7 The Hawk   ~  Oct 11, 2009 5:42 pm

I'd say Pavano pitched well, period - no "reasonably" necessary. I mean it pains me to say it, but it's the truth.

8 mehmattski   ~  Oct 11, 2009 5:42 pm

[3] The Russian annexation of Afghanistan was pretty bad.

9 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 5:45 pm

[2] "It is verrry colld. In spaace!!!!!!"

10 jeaner   ~  Oct 11, 2009 5:46 pm

I am going to agree that the Yankees should approach Pavano as any other piss-poor excuse for a major league pitcher, but I confess I still think we should all pool our resources and sue him for fraud, misrepresentation, and anything else we can think of.

(I try so hard not to be bitter)

11 The Hawk   ~  Oct 11, 2009 5:46 pm

I've come to moderately dislike watching left-handed pitching on TV. I wish they'd set up two cameras so that the angle isn't all weird on lefties.

If you don't know what I'm talking about, ignore this.

12 mehmattski   ~  Oct 11, 2009 5:47 pm

[11] The dead-centerfield camera would solve that, neither handed pitcher would be coming from an odd angle. And we would all be better at telling balls and strikes.

13 The Hawk   ~  Oct 11, 2009 5:49 pm

''I think the way we did it, in a sweep, in Game 3 with two out in the ninth, gives us momentum,'' Mike Scioscia said.

Uh-Oh!!!

14 The Hawk   ~  Oct 11, 2009 5:50 pm

[12] So why is it angled anyway?

15 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 5:51 pm

Watching the Patriots and Broncos. (Throwback jerseys work for me, in football, by the way.) It's excellent football weather. I can't believe they're going to play baseball there.

16 mehmattski   ~  Oct 11, 2009 5:52 pm
17 The Hawk   ~  Oct 11, 2009 5:56 pm

[16] Wow! Thanks. I'll check it out.

18 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2009 6:03 pm

[16] Interesting. Thanks.

19 The Hawk   ~  Oct 11, 2009 6:05 pm

[16] Geez it seems like with the new stadium, this should have been a no-brainer. Cheapskates!

20 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 11, 2009 6:09 pm

can this start already please??

21 unmoderated   ~  Oct 11, 2009 6:17 pm

i'm ready.

if we win, those angels are gonna be tough.

22 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2009 6:20 pm

[21] Good grief! You meant "when"!!

Don't annoy the Great Pumpkin.

23 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 6:21 pm

[16] Wow, that was fabulous!!! Thanks, mehmattski!

24 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 6:34 pm

[16] I posted the slate article several weeks ago but no one paid attention to it. : ( I'm over it. : )
http://www.slate.com/id/2221384/

Minnesota is the 3rd stadium that has a straight away shot. I wonder IF we'lll see it tonight.
Go Yankees!!

25 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 6:53 pm

[24] sorry jf i didn't see the earlier post - but thanks for reposting - that was interesting; yeah maybe we will see the straight away shot tonight

26 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 11, 2009 6:56 pm

Whoah, Vlad wins it off of Papelbon in the 9th??? Wish I had watched that live!

Oh well, Pavano is dog meat today, Yanks 8 - Twinkies 2

27 The Hawk   ~  Oct 11, 2009 6:56 pm

[24] I didn't see it either. Plus I've only recently come to the conclusion that the camera angle was annoying me for lefties. Righties I don't really mind it..

28 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:00 pm

TBS/Time Warner can really go fuck itself

29 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:08 pm

Would a first pitch homer from Jeter be asking too much?

30 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:09 pm

[28] is it messing up for you - it kept freezing up for me wednesday late night and early friday

31 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:11 pm

On the pre-game, Girardi said that key was not trying to pull the change-up. Derek just tried to do exactly that...let's hope everyone can better execute the gameplan.

32 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:12 pm

[29] Yes.

33 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:12 pm

good grief - damon has looked pretty awful so far this series

34 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:13 pm

Damn...I thought they were going to score a bunch in the first.

35 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:13 pm

Why does this guy crow when Teixera pops out?

36 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:14 pm

I just finished a nice t-bone. Pairs well with Hen's Tooth ale.

37 jeaner   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:16 pm

Even an inning of success is too much to stand from pavano

38 Eirias   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:16 pm

I want the Yankees to nuke the site from orbit when it comes to Pavano.

39 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:18 pm

[35] who cowchip? because he is a colossal assbucket

40 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:19 pm

Yes!

Nice play, Swish!

41 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:19 pm

nice grab swishy

42 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:19 pm

Good grab Swisher.

43 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:19 pm

[35] Yes, Ms. O, cowchip. :)

44 jeaner   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:21 pm

OK Andy!

45 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:21 pm

Nice job, Andy!

Nice job.

46 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:21 pm

nice start andy

[43] chyll coined that name - fits the windbag quite well i believe

47 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:22 pm

May Pavano's meatballs be as big as beachballs to Alex.

48 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:23 pm

i just skimmed both the lohud and blogging the bombers posts - the beat writers seem to have tremendous disdain for old pavano - he must have been an ass toward them - i can't believe they would take his contract and performance as personally as the fans

49 jeaner   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:24 pm

[47] From your keyboard to God's ears

50 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:24 pm

Calm down, boys, calm down!

51 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:25 pm

Hey Banterers...Just thought I'd mention the Twins averages against Pettitte from the Bill James daily Matchup:

Span CF .......................1-4 .250
Cabrera SS....................4-15 .267
Mauer C.........................4-10 .400 1 HR, 1 BB
Cuddyer 1B....................5-14 .357 1 HR
Kubel RF........................0-3 .000 1 BB
Young LF.......................9-14 .643 (YIKES!!!!!!)
Harris 3B........................8-17 .471 (ZOINKS)
Morales DH....................Never Faced
Punto 2B.......................2-6 .333

Ok these are mostly small samples...I just kind of wonder why Gardenhire wouldn't push the action a bit and go Harris, Cabrera, Young, Mauer, Cuddyer

Still, I am worried about Young and Harris. I'd have to guess that they see the ball come out of Andy's hand well.

52 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:26 pm

No Chip. It took A-Rod, his agent and Brian Cashman to make Girardi understand Alex needed a day off here and there.

53 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:26 pm

Oh, fuck it.

54 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:26 pm

gotta give him credit that was a nasty pitch

55 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:26 pm

Shorten the fuck up, boys!

I don't like this.

56 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:26 pm

Funny thing about baseball...the game plan is to not try to pull the off speed, and that's exactly what all four hitters have done. I am looking forward to auick adjustment.

57 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:27 pm

pavano getting ks is not cool

[51] young has pretty severe lefty/right splits

58 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:27 pm

If anyone wants the Yankees numbers against Pavano, I'll be happy to oblige. Frankly, they're mostly not too good except for Johnny Damon...I just hope we can keep it close and run up his pitch count since he's apparently got a case of "I'm Kenny Rogers" disease.

I hope Girardi checks his hand for pine tar.

59 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:28 pm

Pretty good 2-2 swing there.

60 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:28 pm

Fuck!

61 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:29 pm

fuck this -does pavano have an a game?

62 tommyl   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:29 pm

Errr...Pavano looking good does not make me happy.

63 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:30 pm

Carl Pavano suddenly looks like Brett Tomko (ok not really like Tomko since he didn't strike anyone out, but at least Kenny Rogers).

64 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:30 pm

There you go Jorge...the first guy to attempt to drive the ball the other way.

65 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:31 pm

Soon enough, The Score Truck will soon be barreling headlong into an Idle-ing Porsche and busting some ribs. Let's go boys.

66 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:31 pm

Least it wasn't a strikeout.

67 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:32 pm

By the way, what does Pete Abraham do now that the season is over? Does he continue to follow the playoffs from afar, and write about them for Boston.com? I know that the Globe probably wanted him immediately, but it's a bit hard to understand why he wouldn't stick with Lohud and make the move in the off season

68 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:32 pm

I am not worried yet because this has been more about poor ABs than good pitching by Pavano. If by the 4th inning or so they are still tyring to pull change ups and taking 91 mph fastballs down the middle, I'll be concerned.

69 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:34 pm

[67] Kind of a case of bad timing for Pete, assuming he isn't happier that he gets some earlier down time. I've checked out his posts and they seem to be very basic and uniteresting. While LoHud is still drawing 1000+ comments, Pete Abe's blog posts, which are lost amid all the other authors, are getting single digits (excluding comments taking digs at Pete).

70 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:35 pm

[68] Patience. Wait until they go through the order once...

71 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:35 pm

[70] Exactly my point.

72 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:36 pm

Pats lose in ot, 20-17.

73 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:36 pm

[68] [70] Indeed.

74 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:37 pm

[68] you may call it "poor ABs" because you think they're not doing what they should be doing with the changeup. but if he's actually fooling them with the change, he's pitching pretty well.

75 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:37 pm

Well done, Andy.

76 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:37 pm

very nice pitch andrew

77 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:37 pm

Nice and easy, Andy, nice and easy!

78 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:38 pm

Yay, Andy! Let the bottom third start the damage. Pretty Please.

79 seamus   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:39 pm

i hate this stadium

80 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:39 pm

[72] That'll make Peter unhappy.

BTW, if the Broncos are smart enough to play a day game in Denver, why have the Rockies play at night. Considering they were snowed out the day before. MLB is real stupid here.

81 JeremyM   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:39 pm

I'm a little surprised Gardner didn't get the start, seems like the perfect guy to chop his way on base in this stadium.

82 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:39 pm

[74] When batters get fooled, that isn't always good pitching. Pavano has little deception, so my bet is on the Yankees ABs have been poor so far. I hope I am right in giving the Yankee lineup the benefit of the doubt over Pavano.

83 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:40 pm

[80] The Rockies are probably playing at night BECAUSE the Broncos played in the afternoon.

84 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:41 pm

[81] And run wild on the very slow to the plate Pavano.

85 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:41 pm

Cano tried to yank the change...the adjustment hasn't taken hold yet.

86 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:41 pm

[69] Yeah you're right, Pete's game post today had 48 comments on it. Lohud already has 533! Granted, there are probably "brand loyalties" involved with other blogs that probably had as many as Lohud. I pretty much post comments here exclusively with the rare Lohud comment or two. I have to think that Pete will build an audience once he's going. That dude is a pioneer for newspapers.

BUT, right now they've got 5 different people posting 5 different posts on the same day and it's a bit hectic.

Cano is 0-5 against Pavano lifetime

87 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:41 pm

[82] i don't know if assuming they're having bad at bats is giving them the benefit of the doubt, but yeah hopefully they will start pounding him immediately

88 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:43 pm

[86] I don't expect Pete to every approach what he had at LoHud. He was a first mover who ruled his own domain. Now, he is one small writer amid big names on a big city blog.

89 randym77   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:44 pm

Somebody get a hit. Being no-hit by Pavano is too much to take.

90 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:44 pm

[89] This feels like his first start with Cleveland back in April.

91 JeremyM   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:44 pm

Oh my god Swisher.

92 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:45 pm

Come on Swish...let's get focused.

93 jeaner   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:45 pm

ooh, embarassing, Nick

94 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:45 pm

Maybe that will loosen everyone up... (smile)

95 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:45 pm

[83] Yeah. But still.

Um, Nick, 4 balls.

96 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:45 pm

[88] But that's a problem...Too many beat writers spoil the broth, right? I can understand having 4-5 authors here but Alex, etc., aren't beat writers, and Cliff, Will, Diane and Emma all bring something a little different.

97 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:45 pm

So now we're forgetting the count?

98 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:45 pm

[88] yeah i don't wish poorly for him, but it will be very tough to recreate or replicate what he had at lohud

99 JeremyM   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:46 pm

And that was ball 4 Swisher!

This really is looking like Kenny Rogers all over again. Start it off Melky.

100 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:46 pm

I think the Globe should just give him his own blog and tell him to run with it. Anyway back to the yankees.

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101 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:47 pm

Who the fuck is this, Greg Maddux?

102 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:47 pm

Ok, that's something.

103 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:47 pm

yeah melky and fuck off nick punto

104 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:47 pm

Good job Melky.

105 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:47 pm

The Melkman delivers.

106 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:47 pm

[96] The difference is the five contributors here are the blog. On Boston.com, Pete Abe is 1/5th of the Red Sox blog coverage, which is a small part of the total team coverage, which itself is only part of its Sports coverage, which further is only a small part of total content.

107 JeremyM   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:47 pm

OK Jeter, here we go.

108 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:47 pm

what a scrappy throw

109 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:47 pm

The stop was better than the throw. : D

110 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:48 pm

as darling and cowchip have noted, pavano's velocity is a bit up, i believe and certainly hope he is going to tire soon - he is throwing max effort right now

111 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:49 pm

I am a little shocked by the early returns.

112 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:49 pm

Pavano isn't going to Kenny Rogers us folks. Rogers was a deceptive lefty who was on top of his game. His team was tied 1-1 against the Yankees when he took the hill. Pavano trails 2-0. It's somewhat house money for the Yankees.

Also, there are a TON of differences from the 2006 Yankees and the 2009 Yankees, namely: A hot Arod + a pretty good Nick Swisher + and a great Tex + a shutdown pen minus Sheffield minus Randy Johnson minus our bullpen (save Mo) who stunk that day.

113 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:50 pm

Pavano is throwing a perfect game? I missed the first 3 innings..looks like a no-hitter and perfect game..wow, a no-hitter...Pavano throwing a no-hitter...

114 joe   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:50 pm

Damn, Pavano looks pretty good. I'm kinda surprised to not see much outta Gardner this series.

115 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:51 pm

Pavano has thrown 48 pitches, Andy has thrown 21....we'll see who tires first.

116 randym77   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:51 pm

It's 38F in Minneapolis.

Their new, dome-less stadium is going to be so much fun at this time of year.

117 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:52 pm

[113] No, but Andy Pettitte actually is....the TBS guys don't want to admit how effective Andy has been so far. He's struck out less than Pavano (1 to 4), but he's been pretty economical.

118 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:52 pm

[114] i would guess as melky and gardner are basically about even as starters but gardner is such a huge weapon as a pr, that is going to be his primary role this post season unless guzman is added to the alcs if the yanks get there

119 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:53 pm

[118] Agreed. He'll do for us what Dave fucking Roberts did for Boston.

YES, Andy!

120 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:54 pm

Beautiful command of the curve tonight.

121 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:54 pm

[112] Agree with much of what you said, except there is no such thing as house money.

122 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:55 pm

WANG!

123 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:55 pm

If Punto reaches base I just may have to sniff some glue.

124 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:55 pm

Go, Andy!

125 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:55 pm

[122] I know! Remember him?

126 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:55 pm

[116] I've wondered about that too, but then again, Minnesota used to play outdoor baseball before the Dome.

127 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:56 pm

Nice play, Derek, beautiful pitching, Andy!!

Keep it up, Team!

128 Raf   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:56 pm

[115] I would say Pavano tires first. I'll be surprised if he makes it past 5.

[116] I wouldn't worry about it too much; there have been more games played outdoors in MN than indoors.

129 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:56 pm

[123] put the bottle down, walk away slowly, and rejoice -andy is a golden god!!

130 JeremyM   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:56 pm

[121] Agreed on all accounts- Torre started thinking there was house money in 2004 and well, let's not dwell on that! But I like the Pavano will gas theory!

131 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:56 pm

Okay, boys. Lay the wood to this chump and push some runs across the board.

132 seamus   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:56 pm

woo hoo!

133 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:57 pm

[121] The longer this goes, the more it benefits the Yankees. Minnesota will get tighter and the Yankees have the bullpen advantage. It would be nice to bomb Pavano out of the game, but really a win is a win, no matter how it happens.

134 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:58 pm

This is infuriating. Pavano, the fuggin BUM.

135 randym77   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:59 pm

[128] It seems the season is going later than it used to, though.

We have scheduled November baseball this year.

136 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:59 pm

Hey team.
I missed the first two innings. I won't explain why, because some people might get mad at me.

137 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:59 pm

Teix and A-Rod need to pick a pitch and sit on it. Hit it hard up the middle. All that good stuff.

138 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:59 pm

Pavano still pumping fastballs down the middle to start each hitter.

139 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 7:59 pm

[129] Damned straight!

140 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:00 pm

[136] but no one will mind if you leave it an intriguing mystery

141 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:00 pm

I'll right, this is getting aggravating.

142 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:00 pm

That's just an awful AB...Damon looks lost. All those pitches were very hittable.

143 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:00 pm

All

144 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:00 pm

Normally I don't want to see any player get injured, but I wouldn't mind it if a batted ball struck Pavano and knocked him out of the game.

145 matt b   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:00 pm

Is it just me or has it seemed the Yankees tend to strike on the 2nd and 3rd times through the order. I won't get worried about the lack of offense yet.

146 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:01 pm

[136] You were watching the National Footbal League!! Admit it!!! Traitor!!!!

Is Wang even on the bench? I feel real bad for him..

147 JeremyM   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:01 pm

[135] The WBC delayed things a week this year, plus the playoffs are drawn out a bit more now.

148 Raf   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:01 pm

[135] I am annoyed at that. There is no reason why they can't go through 3 rounds of playoffs before November starts.

Well, TV's the reason, I'm just sayin'

149 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:01 pm

[141] word

[136] [140] i'm actually kind of curious now

150 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:01 pm

Okay, I admit it, Mr OK is correct.

151 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:02 pm

The lack of adjusment is now becoming frustrating. The pattern has been the same....fastball down the middle, followed by tailing fastball on the inside corner, followed by off speed late in the count.

152 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:02 pm

OH, FUCK YOUR MOTHER, UMP!!!

153 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:02 pm

[150] ha - figured as much

this is a bit fucking much though

154 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:02 pm

postseason high indeed

155 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:02 pm

Jesus, that was a terrible call.

156 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:02 pm

[121] I suppose that depends on how you define "house money"....obviously the last 5 games of the year this season were house money because we could have won all 5 or lost all 5 or somewhere in between and there could be no impact on the standings whatsover.

I'm defining it a bit looser. We're up 2 games to 0. If we happen to lose this game, which I doubt we will, we'll still have 2 games left to advance to the next round. So to an extent this is house money.

But, the lineup is not the old Torre House money lineup

157 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:02 pm

Hi Team! i'm home. why in the fuck aren't we destroying pavano?!

that pitch was waaaay high. : /

c'mon A-Rod!!!

158 JeremyM   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:03 pm

The umps are constantly fooled by Mauer pulling the ball down with his glove.

159 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:03 pm

alright lose the zone you asshole

160 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:03 pm

Have we seen monkeypants for the past few days? I wonder what's up.

161 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:03 pm

[154] Yeah no shit..Chip Caray could probably tell us where the highest mountains in Kansas are too.

162 JeremyM   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:04 pm

A-Rod should've watched that one, made Pavano work a bit.

163 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:04 pm

this is ridiculous. the baseball gods should be tearing out pavano's soul. karmic realignment...

164 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:05 pm

[160] huh. i hope he's alright. maybe he's just away...?

165 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:05 pm

[160] Yeah I wondered that too..hope all is well in the Great North..maybe he's immersed in the CFL season?

166 randym77   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:05 pm

[147] Yeah, but those things are likely to continue (at least every four years for the WBC).

Of course, starting the season earlier has similar problems. Remember a couple of years ago, when they moved a bunch of games to domed parks up north, because of the snow in early spring?

Better that than playing the WS in a blizzard, though. Maybe the Twins would be used to it, but their opponents probably wouldn't be.

167 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:05 pm

[160] yeah - i am assuming travel, but don't know - hopefully all is well

168 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:06 pm

[166] The MetroDome is staying put, so it could always be used as a backup.

169 FreddySez   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:06 pm

Will these TBS assbags get a room already? Pavano Pavano Pavano. I don't want to be too explicit about how well Andy's doing across the way... but look at the score. board. now. grasshopper.

And isn't there anyone in their truck who can clue them in on the real Pavano/NYY backstory? To them it seems to go like this: "He really felt bummed out to be hurt so much." Can I hear a little love for "He's a shirker who fucking stole $40M"?

170 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:06 pm

This is the goddamn dream game dickhead envisioned before he put his head down on his sack of money last night. He's throwing strikes and forcing the action. Luckily for now it is a draw. C'mon Andy. Big inning.

171 JeremyM   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:06 pm

Where was that pitch?

172 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:07 pm

i thought that was a strike.

173 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:07 pm

and that's not a strike? Fuck.

174 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:07 pm

Pavano is at 54 pitches, averaging 13.5 per inning through 4.

Andy is at 34 pitches, average 11.33 per inning.

But we've got the much better bullpen....Let's just stayed tied through 7 and see what happens when Carl tires a bit...He's gotten to 100 a few times this season and has gotten to as high as 112 once...we'll see.

175 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:08 pm

you already got a questionable 1 your way denard - back off - we don't care if you and emma are kin

176 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:08 pm

Oh, yes, Andy!

177 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:08 pm

[169] Hey, until we've all had a bout with strained buttock muscles I refuse to condemn Pavano.

Andy is gold, this game is ours easily.

178 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:08 pm

That was a wicked curve.

179 JeremyM   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:09 pm

Chip said that pitch was on the inside corner.

180 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:09 pm

Andy!!!

[174] i'd like to be winning 11-0 by the 7th inning! : )

181 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:09 pm

Which pitcher has a perfect game right now?

182 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:09 pm

[180] Why not the 5th inning?

183 matt b   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:09 pm

I'm not sure why, but I loathe Orlando Cabrera. Just strikes me as a loudmouth pain in the ass.

184 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:09 pm

Damn, look at him go!

185 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:10 pm

sweet. how 'bout another K

186 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:10 pm

AL BATTING AVG. EACH TIME THROUGH ORDER
http://www.baseball-reference.com/leagues/split.cgi?t=b&lg=AL&year=2009#power

YANKS EACH TIME THROUGH ORDER
http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/split.cgi?t=b&team=NYY&year=2009#times

not a significant trend difference

187 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:10 pm

[183] that seems pretty accurate - the whole feud between he and renetrai is strange too

188 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:11 pm

Has anyone checked in on MattPat? I worry about apoplexy..

189 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:11 pm

I think the announcers are avoiding mentioning Pettittte's... achievement so far, because of The Superstition. Anyone else get that impression?

190 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:11 pm

[181] stop that!!!

[182] i'm down!

[183] he's an asshole. isn't he the colombian one who got in a war of words with edgar renteria, for no apparent reason?

191 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:11 pm

Two outs.

192 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:11 pm

Smooth Robbie...

193 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:11 pm

Orlando Cabrera is to shortstops what AJ Pierzinski is to catchers.

194 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:11 pm

[190] How can you laugh?

195 matt b   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:12 pm

[186] Yeah, that is actually very balanced.

196 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:12 pm

[187] oh good, i was right!

get mauer here, please.

i love Strike 1. (i love strike 3 more...)

197 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:12 pm

Two big hooks in a row against Mauer!

198 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:12 pm

wow, what a gorgeous hook!!!!

199 Raf   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:12 pm

[177] I thought he shouldn't have been signed in the first place.

200 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:12 pm

Dope.

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201 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:13 pm

OH, HELL YESSS!!!

202 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:13 pm

Andy is pitching his ass off.

203 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:13 pm

GO ANDY!!!

204 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:13 pm

Okay, they did kind of mention it. "Twelve up, twelve down..."

205 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:13 pm

After 4:
Pettitte: 48-33
Pavano: 54-35

206 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:13 pm

golden god

207 jeaner   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:14 pm

Great job Andy. Now, can we get him some runs. Please??

208 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:14 pm

One of our guys is going to square one up this inning and split the gap. I can feel it in me bones.

209 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:14 pm

All right, sticks, time to eat this motherfucker alive.

210 matt b   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:14 pm

As much as I want to vanquish the Twins tonight and happily never have to watch another game from this horrid joke of a stadium...I can't think of one bad thing to say about Joe Mauer. I hope this kid stays healthy for a long time and keeps putting up mind-boggling numbers. Just not against us.

211 Raf   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:14 pm

[190] It wasn't no apparent reason, it had to do with the future of baseball in Colombia. They have a disagreement with the way things should be done there.

[193] I wouldn't say all that. Cabrera isn't "hated" like AJ was (is?)

212 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:14 pm

i really did not think i was signing up for a pitcher's duel tonight

213 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:14 pm

"Andy Pettitte matching Carl Pavano Pitch for Pitch!"

Um, no, actually, Andy's slightly better:

Pavano 54 pitches 35 strikes (64.8% strikes) and one hit, 6 K's

Petttitte 48 pitches 33 strikes (68.75% strikes) and no hits, 5 K's

But the Yankees have the better Bullpen

214 jeaner   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:15 pm

[204] Way too early to [not] mention 'it"

215 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:15 pm

[206] Yes he is. Yes he is.

216 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:15 pm

What say we score some runs now?

217 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:16 pm

[213] Ain't gonna be no bullpen.

218 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:16 pm

let's see a beast commercial

219 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:16 pm

[215] What color is Pavano, weeping?

220 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:17 pm

[210] he's not a yankee, for one thing. but if we could get any current player on the yankees, he'd have to be my 1st choice.

221 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:17 pm

there you go matsui - nice hit

222 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:17 pm

July 29, 2010: Twins trade Joe Mauer and Pat Neshek to Yankees for Joba Chamberlain, Francisco Cervelli, Ramiro Pena, Ian Kennedy and Austin Jackson.

(just a feeling)

223 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:17 pm

there we go... time to go to town.

224 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:17 pm

[211] That might be something to research Raf. I've always "heard" that Cabrera is a total asshole and his teammates don't like him. He's traveled around a little bit, 5 teams in 12 years...that's maybe not as bad as I thought.

225 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:17 pm

Whoo-hoooo! Pinch runner? : D

226 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:17 pm

Nice start, Hideki!

227 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:18 pm

About bloody time our boys are getting some hits.

And is it just me, or does every 5th pitch to a lefty by the Idle go really far inside?

228 randym77   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:18 pm

[210] He would look great in pinstripes.

229 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:18 pm

Tater time!

230 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:18 pm

Pavano will be a Yankee in 2010./

231 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:18 pm

[222] I don't want Mauer that bad.

232 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:19 pm

Oh, fuck!

233 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:19 pm

Fuck me.

234 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:19 pm

Unbelievable.

235 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:19 pm

fuck me.

236 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:19 pm

that looked like it got turf

237 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:19 pm

At least we see william's adjustment. Keep it up, boys.

238 Raf   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:19 pm

[236] I thought so too.

239 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:19 pm

[236] guess not -fuck

double fuck

240 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:19 pm

Oh, Hideki. Very, very stupid.

241 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:19 pm

Grrrr.

242 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:20 pm

fuck me again

243 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:20 pm

This is a disaster.

244 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:20 pm

FUCK! that whole inning sucked ass (minus the hit, of course)

245 jeaner   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:20 pm

craptastic

246 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:20 pm

how about that double play!!!! (or, he could have just thrown to 2nd)

247 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:20 pm

what was Matsui doing there?

248 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:20 pm

What the hell was Matsui thinking?

249 matt b   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:20 pm

Well, that sucked.

250 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:20 pm

oh Matsui...managers in Japan would make you do the 1000-fungoe drill for that bit of baserunning...

251 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:20 pm

NICE move Matsui. What are you on fucking drugs?

252 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:20 pm

[240] He didn't know whether the ball bounced, I think.

253 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:20 pm

Well that roped him 3 times which is a good sign.

254 Raf   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:20 pm

Well, at least they're starting to hit Pavano hard now...

255 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:20 pm

[222] Not with that new stadium opening up next spring - attendance at Twins' games would plummet. How ya feeling today, Diane? Admittedly worse after that horrible double play, but otherwise . . . =)

Did Pavano trash the Score Truck on his way to the Metrodome? Incredible he wasn't hurt in the accident.

256 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:21 pm

[246] But then he might not have got Cano.

257 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:21 pm

[244] silver lining is all 3 balls were well hit - the new coat of paint on pavano is starting to peel - the real pavano is starting to show

258 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:21 pm

Carol Pavano has a rabbit's foot and a shamrock up his ass right now.....a 5 fucking pitch inning....OYE VAY!

259 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:21 pm

Jesus!
[222] We are Catching rich and OF poor on the farm. I don't think we can stand any more big/long contracts for a while, but if we have to beak the bank, it should be on a stud outfielder.

260 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:21 pm

Fucking Pavano.

261 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:22 pm

[257] True, it was somewhat encouraging in that respect.

262 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:22 pm

[254] This is true.

263 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:22 pm

[256] it was a laser right to him. he gets cano easily, unless he has a giambi arm (in which case maybe it's 1st and 2nd 1 out)

264 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:22 pm

Shit. 9 pitch inning for Pavlov.

265 Raf   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:22 pm

[222] I'd have to smack Cashman if he made that deal

266 matt b   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:22 pm

I know we got the win on Friday, but to me, the Yankees have looked very flat and sorta hazy the past two games.

267 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:22 pm

[254] [257] agreed....They're catching up to that Candy arm bullshit of glass carl....We just need Andy to keep getting ahead of batters and making outs.

268 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:22 pm

[254] Not hard enough. A fifty-run inning might not be enough.

Since I haven't waded back through the earlier comments yet, did anyone post "How did Cano's broken bat not embedded itself in Pavano's leg?" or the equivalent?

269 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:23 pm

[266] The bats have definitely not been sharp this series. Aside from a few spurts, they've been pretty flat.

270 jeaner   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:23 pm

ah shit

271 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:23 pm

well fuck it there goes that

272 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:23 pm

Ohhhhhhhh.
Well, don't worry, Andy, bear down and get the W.

273 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:24 pm

God DAMN it. Bah, Cuddyer.

274 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:24 pm

Cuddyer owns Andy a bit so that's okay.

275 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:24 pm

Ok, forget the no-no, just get out of this inning clean.

276 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:24 pm

Not the best 0-2 pitch...

277 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:24 pm

I'd like a 4-6-3 please.

278 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:24 pm

how is that possibly not a strike?

279 Raf   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:24 pm

[224] I dunno, it's not like Cabrera burned any bridges while playing with those teams. His moves made sense from a baseball perspective.

280 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:25 pm

[268] no shaun - we have been in too much of a shock

281 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:25 pm

[278] My only guess would be all of Posada's movement was a distraction.

282 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:25 pm

[268] i haven't read the comments yet either, but LoHud mentioned that.

SWISH!!!

283 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:25 pm

Wow, Swish!!!!

284 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:25 pm

whew

285 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:25 pm

Wtf, Robbie?

Well done, Swisehr.

286 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:25 pm

Swisher saved Cano there, but it should have been a double play.

287 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:25 pm

OK, we'll take it. 9-6. Sweet.

288 tommyl   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:25 pm

Swisher and Jeter, the best keystone combination in baseball?

289 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:25 pm

Thank you Jeter for scooping that. Damnit Robbie.

290 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:25 pm

Okay. That worked out well enough

291 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:25 pm

thank goodness for that one

292 JeremyM   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:25 pm

Another great throw by Swisher from right.

293 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:25 pm

Oh, Robbie.

That was TERRIBLE!

294 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:26 pm

Check that...it was a line drive, so no harm no foul.

295 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:26 pm

Nice scoop by Jete too.

296 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:26 pm

[255]

the exhaustion has abated mostly ...
the hacking cough with an without junk coming up hasn't :-(
I'm gonna try and see my doc and maybe a chest x-ray tomorrow

297 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:26 pm

Melky, you gotta call off your buddy there!

298 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:26 pm

That was a little too close.

299 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:26 pm

I absolutely adore Nick Swisher....that play he made saturday and that play just now just tell me he's a heady ballplayer.

300 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:26 pm

Excuse me waiter, there was a Swish in the 4-6-3 I ordered.

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301 JeremyM   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:26 pm

That was a good play by Cano, I thought that was going to drop.

302 jeaner   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:26 pm

ok, on defense, Yanks look fierce

303 Raf   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:27 pm

[293] Line drive kinda ate him up

304 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:27 pm

Kubel may have been out...

305 JeremyM   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:27 pm

[299] Guess you missed the 'walk' on ball 3 earlier :)

306 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:27 pm

[286] pretty tough in this stadium though

307 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:27 pm

alright andy is still the man

308 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:27 pm

The TBS strike zone is misleading ... it needs to be a 3-d box to show the path as it crosses the plate.

309 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:27 pm

Andy's a golden god.

310 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:27 pm

GOOD!!! C'Mon O. I'm dying over here.

311 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:27 pm

OK, enough of this fuggin MOOK. Time for some OFFENSE!

312 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:27 pm

Thru 5:
Andy: 56-40
Panlov: 61-40

313 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:28 pm

[308] I don't think they have the technology for that yet. Do they have the Pitch f/X stuff for that box?

314 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:28 pm

[299] Sorry I mean that play he made FRIDAY

315 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:29 pm

[300] very nice!

great job, Andrew!

now....some BATS!!!

316 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:29 pm

[305] HELL of a good point...ok so he's "Selectively heady"...haha

317 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:29 pm

OldPoll:
Expanded Video replay for calls? Yes or No.
I vote Yes.

318 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:29 pm

[280] Beer is my friend as I've watched this game, ms oct. ;) Well that and my kids wanted to watch the start of the game with me and the Mrs before bedtime.

[282] I half expect Pavano to spontaneously combust at any moment, so when Cano's bat went flying I thought, uh-oh, Pavano's going to trip over that or it'll hit him . . .

[296] Baby steps, right? Well with any luck, you'll get a satisfying good night's sleep tonight, after the Yanks dispatch the Idle.

319 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:29 pm

[308] somewhat, but even the nastiest curve can't move that much in 8.5"

320 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:30 pm

Thelarmis, whassup?

Where's Shaun P of the Pie community?

321 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:30 pm

ooh, i forgot there's another game on tonight. i'm psyched! my buddy in denver is going...

322 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:31 pm

[318] :}

alright boys this is the inning

323 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:31 pm

As So Often Happens...

324 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:31 pm

[318] beer is evil! (i drank waaaay too much of it last night...)

325 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:31 pm

Someone other than Jeter or Arod needs to start hitting.

326 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:31 pm

Holy shit that was off the plate to make it 1-1....Is Pavano getting a Maddux/Glavine plate now?

327 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:31 pm

[321] It's approximately 32 degrees.

328 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:31 pm

Had to go watch the Simpsons. I can't believe Pavano is pitching a shutout.

329 jeaner   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:32 pm

John Sterling with an "oops"

330 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:32 pm

that didn't hit the ground?

331 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:32 pm

[320] there [318] he is.

332 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:32 pm

Cashman is so signing Pavano in the off season

333 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:32 pm

HORSESHIT SWISHER. BLEH.

334 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:32 pm

For someone with such a good eye, no one strikes out on more balls out of the zone than Swisher.

335 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:32 pm

[327] how do you know that - did phil sims and jim nantz tell you?

336 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:32 pm

[325] We have actually hit very poorly so far this series.

337 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:32 pm

[320] hey man! still have a beerache from last night.

Cult of Basebaal just texting me, wanting Pavano to DIE!!!

i'll settle for a massive implosion and the pinstriped Score Truck making lotsa deliveries...

this is pathetic.

338 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:33 pm

alright Cap - solo shot. right here and now!!!

339 jeaner   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:33 pm

[324] you blaspheme!

340 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:33 pm

Fuck. 5 pitches, 2 outs.

341 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:33 pm

[330] yeah - hit the ground

342 Raf   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:33 pm

Pavano... Really?

343 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:33 pm

This is really incredible now.

344 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:33 pm

Come on Jeter, sweep the fucking leg here.

345 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:33 pm

[335] Yeah. Not "just", but that's about it. Good football weather. High of 40.

346 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:33 pm

Pavano is at 65 fucking pitchers through 5 and 2/3?

Damn he's going to through a complete game if we don't get some 9 pitch foul off at-bats and some hits and walks. GEEZ

347 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:34 pm

[332] How about 4 years for $40 million -- that sounds like a great deal.

348 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:34 pm

[346] Or a bunch of doubles.

349 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:34 pm

thatta boy jeter

350 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:35 pm

Thank you, Captain Derek.

351 jeaner   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:35 pm

All Right
Lets Go Yankees!!!

352 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:35 pm

If you want to come back next year Johnny, I'd advise a hit here.

353 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:35 pm

How was that ball fair? Not that I'm complaining . . . Wow, that was CLOSE.

354 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:35 pm

The worst part about all this is that TBS, ESPN, etc. etc., the non-NYC media is going to portray Pavano as an innocent victim, who was abused during his 4 years as a Yankee, and now he's fucking Braveheart with a half-blue face..

355 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:35 pm

Actually, looked just inside the line.

356 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:35 pm

great Jeterian hit!

357 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:35 pm

[352] A home run here is not enough reason to bring him back, IMHO.

358 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:35 pm

Oh, Damon, wtf?

359 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:35 pm

Let's go Damon. 2 out ribby would make us all happy.

360 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:35 pm

jd please put together a representative at bat

361 jeaner   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:35 pm

a hit, please, Johnny

362 Raf   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:36 pm

Carl Pavano, 2009: 14-12, 5.10 (4.00 FIP)... C'mon light this guy up.

363 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:36 pm

woo that guy was scary looking

364 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:36 pm

WAS THAT ABBIE HOFFMAN?

365 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:37 pm

fucking a johnny come on

366 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:37 pm

Swing at ball one. Watch the meat ball. Watch another meatball. Well done Idiot.

367 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:37 pm

I'm going for the razor blade now.

368 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:37 pm

Jesus FUCKING CHRIST - who the fuck is this asshole?!

369 JeremyM   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:37 pm

Damon is lost up there.

370 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:37 pm

how did you NOT swing at that johnny???? : /

FUCK!!!

371 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:37 pm

What the hell was Damon looking for? I mean, can you really give Pavano credit for throwing three fastballs down the middle?

372 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:37 pm

Chip Caray is such a tool.

373 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:38 pm

I take it back...Pavano's 2006 Kenny Rogers obviously....Damon was hitting .417 against him before this game and has K'd three times.

Just remember we had a broken unit on the mound in 2006; this year we have Andrew.

374 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:38 pm

Might be time to put Gardner in center and Melky in left for the rest of the game.

375 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:38 pm

[372] he certainly gets amped up when the twins do something good

376 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:38 pm

so i am right in thinking we have some real consensus that is is really, truly, horribly UNFUCKINGACCEPTABLE, yes

377 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:39 pm

[363][364] I thought he looked a bit like Chevy Chase with long hair (or maybe Kevin Nealon). He looked like he was stoned to the bone.

378 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:39 pm

[375] I guess when this series is all done, so is Chip, right? Maybe that's why.

379 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:39 pm

this motherfucker has EIGHT strikeouts and NO walks. : /

[373] i think you mean "borken"! ; )

380 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:39 pm

[374] Not a bad idea...Damon looks absolutely lost, which is kind of how he finished the season (the last weekend aside).

381 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:40 pm

[377]

Pauly Shore: The Later Years

382 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:40 pm

That Damon ab, if you want to call it that, has me shaking my head. FUCK.

383 matt b   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:41 pm

I'm all for patience at the plate,but when a guy keeps pumping 92 mph fastballs over the plate, you might think about swinging once in a while, Johnny.

384 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:41 pm

[382] Most the ABs in this game have mde me frustrated. That one made me angry.

385 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:41 pm

soft hand, Jete. 1 down.

386 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:42 pm

Jeter has been phenomenal this series.
Unsurprising, but still impressive.

387 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:42 pm

[381] ugh...Pauly shore...never ever ever funny, not even a little.

388 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:42 pm

thank god there was nothing near me to throw during johnny's turn at the plate (it clearly wasn't an at-bat)

389 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:42 pm

I'm feeling a "nobody hits a GW homer" vibe ....

390 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:42 pm

andy is just burying Strike 1. i loves it!

391 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:42 pm

[383] From the 3rd inning on, this team should have been trying to swat those early fastballs the other way. Only Jeter and Posada seem to have caught on. In Damon's AB, he flailed at an eary slider and then took three meatballs down the middle.

392 jeaner   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:42 pm

Andy is SO looking like 1996

393 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:43 pm

wait this is really the 6th inning already???

394 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:43 pm

Well at least Pettitte is pitching a beautiful game and this time, no midges can stop the Yanks . . .

395 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:43 pm

[376] I'd answer "yes," but I'm busy bleeding from the wrists.

396 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:44 pm

fuck

[393] yep , major pitcher's duel will do that to you

397 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:44 pm

Andy picks Spann here.

398 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:44 pm

I would have been out there.

399 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:44 pm

Hm. So, Span had "to try to hit something in the gap," but now "that's the approach the batters have to take, hit the ball back through the box." Superb analysis.

400 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:44 pm

I can't believe how futile the Yankee offense has been today...I try not to get too over confident, but I don't think I could muster the pessism needed to envision getting completely shutdown by Carl Pavano.

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401 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:44 pm

damnit. andy just missed it. i think jeter could've stopped it w/ a dive, but he wouldn't have gotten span at 1st, so i guess it's better not to dive on the cement turf.

402 jeaner   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:45 pm

[397] Agreed

403 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:45 pm

Kinda want to see Mauer lead off the 7th.

404 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:45 pm

Thelarmis with the strikethrough! [401]

405 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:45 pm

I'd rather just ignore Span and concentrate on Cabrera because Mauer is looming on deck.

406 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:46 pm

[400] I could stomach getting shut down by Pavano, if they tear the 'pen a new one.

407 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:46 pm

I don't care how well Andy has been rolling, I would have Hughes and Joba warming now.

408 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:46 pm

get outta this now. i don't want mauer coming up w/ 2 men on. this is a VERY important batter.

409 tommyl   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:46 pm

How are we already in the 6th inning? This game has been on for what, 6 minutes or something?

410 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:46 pm

[400] William, I think we all have faith in you to be that pessimistic

411 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:46 pm

Come on, Andy. Come on...

412 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:46 pm

It seems so obvious that paying too much attention here will lead to greater problems.

413 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:47 pm

[404] i'm rockin' it!

414 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:47 pm

one thing that annoys me with cabrrera is the follow-through on his swing

415 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:47 pm

oh, that was a STRIKE!!!

416 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:47 pm

You fuck pigs, ump.

You fuck pigs.

417 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:47 pm

where in the fuck was that pitch?

418 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:47 pm

That's okay. Just get him out.

419 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:47 pm

[410] Nope...that's beyond my ability to temper expectations.

420 mehmattski   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:47 pm

Good effort on the stolen base there, guys.

And awful, terrible call on the pitch there, ump.

421 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:47 pm

This ump must have some kind of instruction not to call strikes.

422 tommyl   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:47 pm

Was that curveball too down the middle of the plate or something?

423 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:47 pm

That was plainly in the strike zone. Fuck.

424 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:48 pm

(I meant ball three, not ball four, which was clearly not in the zone.)

425 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:48 pm

it's "mauer time"???

426 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:48 pm

fuck a goat in the ass

c'mon andy bear down and get mauer

427 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:48 pm

Carey, you fuck pigs too. Hogs, in fact: "And now, it's Mauer time!"

Go fuck your mother.

428 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:48 pm

fuck.

429 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:48 pm

Gulp.

430 jeaner   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:48 pm

not to worry, a pop up coming

431 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:48 pm

That was an inexcusable sequence. Pettitte completely allowed Span to divert his focus and now has to face the game's best hitter. It makes no sense how that could happen in this game.

432 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:49 pm

Grrrr.

433 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:49 pm

fuck you, ump.

fuck you, chip caray.

434 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:49 pm

Bad Baseball 101.

435 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:49 pm

Another reason to have pulled Damon.

436 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:49 pm

I'm having murderous thoughts towards Carey.

437 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:49 pm

Frakkity frak frak!

438 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:49 pm

that was bullshit

439 Raf   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:49 pm

[416] I lol'ed at that one...

Twinkies break through first

440 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:49 pm

[431] what are you talking about? he threw a strike and ignored the runner going, as did posada. the umpire fucked us.

441 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:49 pm

Is it just me or does this wretched play-by-play guy obviously want the Twins to win??

Mauer is so so good..let's just keep the damage to 1 Andy..

442 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:49 pm

Ok, here's some optimism..This has been a bit of a long inning. I think Andy will be done now. The Twins only lead 1-0. It's not 5-0. Let's see how Pavano reacts to sitting on the bench a little longer than he has been so far in this game. Let's see if he can have the shutdown (c) inning....

443 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:50 pm

Okay. Keep it a one. See Johnny, when you swing at strikes with a guy on second, you have a better chance of scoring him.

444 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:50 pm

Critical to get Cuddyer. Then we'll get to work, not worried about that.

445 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:50 pm

[440] He fell behind 2-0 because he was trying to hold Span close. He should have done right at Cabrera.

446 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:50 pm

Is anybody warming in the BP?

447 mehmattski   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:50 pm

Looks like Robertson earned himself a promotion on Friday night.

448 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:50 pm

That swing was giftwrapped.

449 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:51 pm

[441] yes cowchip likes scrappy teams not overpriced interlopers

450 tommyl   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:51 pm

I am simply shocked at how consistently bad the umpires are on balls and strikes. Are they this off all year and we just don't know because YES doesn't have PitchTrax?

451 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:51 pm

[446] robertson is warming

452 jeaner   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:51 pm

We just need strike 3
Come on Andy

453 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:51 pm

[445] the umpire stole a strike from him.

454 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:52 pm

[453] Two, I believe.

455 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:52 pm

good recovery andy

456 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:52 pm

OK, we got this shit.

457 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:52 pm

[450] I'm guessing that their system is terrible. They mentioned on air that it doesn't adjust to different hitters. I'll bet this is TBS' problem.

458 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:52 pm

Relax, Andy, You did great.

459 jeaner   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:52 pm

wooHOO lets get some hits!

460 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:52 pm

[450] yes

i notice that caray is suspiciously subdued at that huge strikeout

461 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:52 pm

Andy's a golden god.

I'll take that as a bad inning any day of the week.

Now, you fucking sticks, hit the goddamned baseball, would you please?

I'm seething over here.

462 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:53 pm

[458] Yes he did.

463 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:53 pm

This is where we get Pavano...Tex, Arod, Matsui and Posada...

464 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:53 pm

I feel sometimes this offense needs to be shocked into action. Well here they go.

465 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:53 pm

ok, good. keep it at 1. we can score in bunches and should think about doing that right...NOW!!!

i let Pettitte start the 7th...

466 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:53 pm

Great performance from Andy P, zero problems with giving up the single to Mauer, best hitter in the AL this year. The O will come through, I have no doubts!

467 matt b   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:53 pm

[441] Well, I don't think he gives a rat's ass about the Twins, but I'm sure he wants them to win tonight - you think TBS wants a THIRD DS sweep?

468 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:53 pm

I'm more amused than enraged by Caray. The world is full of morons. You can't let them get to you merely by being morons.

469 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:54 pm

[453] That very well might be true, but there was no reason to fall behind 2-0 in the first place. If you watch those first two pitches, in the first one, he didn't pick up the target until late because he was looking at the runner, and in the second, he used a slide step. Diverting his focus when all he had to do is get Cabrera is simply bad baseball. Pettitte didn't get beat...he beat himself.

470 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:54 pm

ok, I have switched to John and Suzyn with the TV volume down...every game this series that's worked for us....

also, remember, the Twins are starting to look at each other and thinking, "damn, we can't hold a lead against THIS team...."

471 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:54 pm

Let's go offense. You can't have Carl Pavano pitch a shutout.

472 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:54 pm

[467] Yeah, that's my theory too. Caray is out of a job as soon as the Yanks win...

473 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:55 pm

Thru 6:
GoldenGod: 75-52
TheIdle: 74-50

474 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:55 pm

[470] Doesn't that get way out of sync? Whenever I try it I hear John tell me what happens about four seconds before I see it happen.

475 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:55 pm

anybody else hear that - i believe it was the score truck

476 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:55 pm

work the count, get a fat pitch.

477 randym77   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:55 pm

[467] Yeah, I agree. Anyone without a dog in this fight is rooting for the Twinkies, just to get more baseball.

478 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:55 pm

They're chanting "Yankees Suck."

479 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:55 pm

Come on, Teix!

480 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:56 pm

Stop pulling off Tex!

481 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:56 pm

[475] Ms. October I do here some beeping....

482 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:56 pm

[469] yes, but he gave up 1 run. if he had let span steal and then given up a single to cabrera, i'd guess you'd be complaining. your "more relaxed" postseason version shouldn't be so worked up. we're up 2-0 in the series and only down 1 run.

483 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:56 pm

Pavano's fat ass is blocking The Score Truck. Lay on the horn.

484 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:56 pm

[481] hear rather.

485 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:56 pm

Teix goes the opposite way! Not well, but still.

486 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:56 pm

I'm vomiting forth blood over here.

I cannot believe this shit.

487 mehmattski   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:56 pm

[474] That's okay, because with Sterling's error rate, it's still a bit of a mystery what actually happened.

488 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:56 pm

fuck. why can't we hit this douchelord scumbucket??? : /

489 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:57 pm

tie the game, Alex

490 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:57 pm

[478] fuck them...their team hasn't beaten the Yankees in 2009. So I guess if the Yankees suck they swallow.

491 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:57 pm

Stop trying to win with one swing. Get some runners and put the pressure on him.

492 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:57 pm

Jesus. Christ. Almighty.

493 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:58 pm

[482] As always, I first guess, so there is no reason to second guess. Also, being relaxed doesn't mean you give up on observations.

494 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:58 pm

Imagine how much we'd all be panicking right now if we hadn't won on Friday night? I still believe in our team...we're going to win this fucking game.

495 The Hawk   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:58 pm

Just checking in with a hearty WTF???

496 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:58 pm

Mess with his rhythm, Alex!

497 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:59 pm

I think we need to invoke Todd Drew's name ...

498 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:59 pm

[494] Wow, true. This would feel much worse (to me anyway) if we'd split at home.

499 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:59 pm

A-Rod is consistently laying off that down & away pitch..very good sign for this post-season..

500 Chyll Will   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:59 pm

No need to worry. Score Truck will arrive shortly.

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501 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:59 pm

good eye alex

502 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:59 pm

I hate the way pavano squints.

503 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:59 pm

darling can see pavano think

504 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 8:59 pm

DON'T SWING AT THAT FADING LOW AND AWAY SHIT

505 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:00 pm

Oh, I see, Chip, in his first two at bats in the first two games he was a combined 0-for-6. A-Rod did something that is mathematically impossible!

506 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:00 pm

[503] quite a set of bifocals

507 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:00 pm

Isn't it snowing outside the Metrodome? Does the Score Truck have the right tires on it?

508 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:00 pm

I love the stepping out.

509 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:00 pm

Mr. Postseason does it again.

510 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:01 pm

Ha!!!

511 Raf   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:01 pm

:D

512 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:01 pm

YAY-ROD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

513 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:01 pm

fuck yeah fuck yeah way to go alex

514 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:01 pm

mr october

515 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:01 pm

This has gotten ridiculous now.

516 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:01 pm

GODDAMN RIGHT.

517 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:01 pm

SCORE TRUCK !!!!!!!!!!!!!

518 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:01 pm

TAKE THAT YOU ASSHOLE!

HA!

519 Simone   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:01 pm

Yeah, Alex! Tied up.

520 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:01 pm

YAAAAAAAYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!

FUCK YOU CHIP, FUCK YOU AND YOUR FUCKING PIGFUCKING LETHARIC CALL!!

521 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:01 pm

A-ROD! Driving the score truck!

522 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:01 pm

A-Rod...one of the 10-best players in baseball history..I love you..

523 tommyl   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:01 pm

Holy wow, A-Rod does it AGAIN

524 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:01 pm

I'd say he's clutch ...

525 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:01 pm

Suck that you pasta sauce eating douche nozzle!

526 Chyll Will   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:01 pm

tee-hee... >;)

527 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:01 pm

I love you, Alex Rodriguez.

I love you.

528 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:01 pm

Another one! Another one! (Please)

529 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:01 pm

Superman!!!!!

530 mehmattski   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:01 pm

If I were a more cynical fan, I would worry that A-Rod is wasting all his clutch hits in the ALDS...

531 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:01 pm

Yay Rod.

532 Raf   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:02 pm

Off field power FTMFW (or at least MFT)

Keep up the "steroids" chant, kiddies :)

533 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:02 pm

[474] Yes, it does get out of sinc, but John and Suzyn are only 2 seconds behind (I'm listening on MLB.Com).

BUT, it worked, right? AROD hit an A-bomb! And now the pen decides this motherfucker.

534 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:02 pm

The midwesterners have an edge after all. Go choke on some cheese.

535 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:02 pm

Ah, sounds like that famous "Minnesota nice."

536 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:02 pm

are they chanting "A-Hole"?! classy. very classy. on the heels of calling Miguel Cabrera "al-co-ho-lic".

537 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:02 pm

Follow it up, Hideki.

538 Raf   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:02 pm

That changeup is quite effective, isn't it?

539 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:02 pm

The guy has AMAZING power.
He doesn't swing hard.
His opposite field shots look like a lazy fly ball.
AMAZING !!!!!!!!!

540 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:02 pm

[536] The chant was "Steroids", I think.

541 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:03 pm

Oh, Hideki, that was horse shit!

542 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:03 pm

I believe A-Rod is now using Valerian Root, Kava Kava and Ginseng.

543 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:03 pm

that one didn't hit the ground either?

544 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:03 pm

and an Arod shall lead them to the promised land.............FUCK YOU PAVANO! Go home and bathe in your tub of money.

545 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:03 pm

[536] No, "ste-roids".
Again, it gives me a strange pleasure to see the cute, wholesome Twinkie fans turn into a bunch of assholes.

546 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:03 pm

Do you bring in Joba in the bottom of the inning or stick with Andy?

547 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:03 pm

I can't understand why Matui would be sitting dead pull at this point.

548 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:03 pm

oh matsui - no beast commercial if you swing at bullshit carl bounces up to the plate

549 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:03 pm

[525] I'm pretty sure Italy, and all Italian-Americans everywhere, have disowned Pavano. First not keeping it together with Alyssa Milano, and then robbing the Yankees (team of DiMaggio, Lazzeri, Rizzuto and Berra, among others) blind.

550 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:03 pm

[539] It was just a lazy little shot. I know, he's fucking sick.

551 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:04 pm

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

552 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:04 pm

po!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

553 Raf   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:04 pm

2-1!

554 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:04 pm

[539] i agree with everything you say except that he doesn't swing hard

JORGE!

555 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:04 pm

MORE MORE MORE!!!!

556 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:04 pm

HIP-HIP!!!!!

i LOVE this!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

557 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:04 pm

Hip hip Jorge!

558 Simone   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:04 pm

Yeah, Jorgie! You show him.

559 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:04 pm

HIP HIP....

560 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:04 pm

THAT''s MORE LIKE IT. WHOOHOOEOEHEOHEHOEOHEOEHOEH

561 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:04 pm

JORGIEE!!!!!!!!

FUCKIN AAAAAA!!!!!

YUEAAAAAAAAHHHHHH!!!!!

FUCK YOU, PITCHER, FUCK YOU!!

562 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:04 pm

Pavanomas ...

563 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:04 pm

Thank you Posada! Opposite field should have been the approach all game, but I'll take it!

564 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:04 pm

[542] AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

Score Truck, successful parking achieved!

565 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:04 pm

TATER TIME ! (called it an AB too early)

566 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:04 pm

Stomp on the throat.

567 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:04 pm

Man, we'll TAKE IT.

568 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:04 pm

Jorge Juiced One!!!!!!!!!

Guys, I'm telling you there's something to this nightly late inning switch to John and Suzyn that's been working for me.

569 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:04 pm

Another wall scraper. Atta boy Posada.

570 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:05 pm

About damn time someone deposited one of those meatballs in the seats!

571 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:05 pm

Simone, you are such good luck. What's up with that? I don't think you used to be, particularly...

572 tommyl   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:05 pm

Jorgie!

Joba, Hughes, Mo, with Robertson on deck if anyone gets in trouble.

573 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:05 pm

keep squinting bitch

574 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:05 pm

Can Pavano cry? Just a little? Please?

575 Chyll Will   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:05 pm

Not worried.

576 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:05 pm

[568] Hot damn!!! :)

577 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:05 pm

told ya i hear the score truck team

578 Raf   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:05 pm

They still chanting in the MetroDome? No? Awwwwwwwwww

579 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:06 pm

All the Twins and their asshole fans (the ones who did all the chanting) can just look at each other now and know, "We just can't beat this team...."

All the Twins fans look like they've been eating turd soup! I knew Pavano couldn't sit on his ass for a long inning before and come out and continue to dominate. I just knew it.

580 Raf   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:06 pm

Joba warming up...

581 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:06 pm

What's Pettitte's pitch count? Why pull him now?

582 matt b   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:06 pm

It's The Yes Album, folks. "Yours Is No Disgrace" makes Yankee rallies appear out of thin air. (Except when it doesn't-- but who cares about that right now?)

583 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:06 pm

[577] Good ears.

584 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:06 pm

[568] Do you think John & Suzyn make out a bit after every home run?

Bye-Bye homer hankie Hefty-bag Stadium, was nice knowing you!

585 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:06 pm

"feeling minnesota" = chris cornell.

yeah, the city of serenity is not so sweet.

alyssa milano is hot. (yes, i like non-blondes, too!!!)

586 a.O   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:06 pm

Fuck you, Pavano.

The new nickname is: Clutch-Rod.

587 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:07 pm

he just gave up 2 hrs - fuck you cowchip

588 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:07 pm

I usually don't get worked up about the broadcasters, but it really is amazing how Caray and Darling's tone has turned decidely somber.

589 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:07 pm

Suzyn says Joba is warming now....

Carla Pavano is at 95 pitches...rough inning huh?

590 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:07 pm

ARod so far: 5 for 11, 2 HRs, 6 RBI (out of 11 total Yankee runs).

591 Simone   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:07 pm

I went over to Boston.com to see Pete's blog. Alex wasn't kidding about him being buried over there. Also, there were like 44 posts on this game blog and quite a few were from Yankee fans. I hate that the Boston fans don't appreciate Pete's work. It is going to take awhile for him to get a strong following like he did at LoHud.

592 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:07 pm

[584] that is obscene!!!

593 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:07 pm

Agggh, Robbie.

Ok, Robbie's starting to get on my nerves. He needs to contribute.

594 Raf   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:08 pm

Leave Pettitte in to face Kubel, or Joba with a fresh inning?

595 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:08 pm

[584] i feel like that would be really sloppy and loud

596 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:08 pm

[584] Ewwwwww.

597 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:08 pm

hey thelarmis did you ever get that chick's phone number in Atlanta?

598 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:08 pm

Yesterday a morning came, a smile upon your face.
Caesar's palace, morning glory, silly human race,
On a sailing ship to nowhere, leaving any place,
If the summer change to winter, yours is no disgrace.

599 randym77   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:08 pm

Heh. I wonder if Pavano regrets shaking off Mauer.

600 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:08 pm

[594] that makes sense...they might do that.

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601 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:08 pm

[588] i think it's just caray

602 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:09 pm

[584] Ewwww is right. 2 demerits for you. : D

603 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:09 pm

[593] Damon, Matsui, Teixeira and Swisher don't have many hits either. You can see the difference Arod makes. If you take his production out of the lineup, then it takes at least 2 or 3 others to pick up the slack.

604 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:10 pm

Still Andy. I can see him.

605 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:10 pm

[572] Even so, this is going to be an intense nine outs.

606 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:10 pm

[584] Ban him!

607 a.O   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:10 pm

[587]Are we on the same wavelength, or what?

608 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:10 pm

Andy should at least be in there batter-by-batter.

609 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:11 pm

Might we see Mo for 5 or 6?

610 matt b   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:11 pm

[598] Dan M can explain its long-term effects on Yankee playoff games better than I....but we've both been putting it on during big games for years.

611 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:11 pm

[609] Innings?

612 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:11 pm

If the plexiglass was still there, Posada's ball would have been a double.

613 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:11 pm

[591] I don't think he'll ever get a following like he had at Lohud....At Lohud he was the first beat reporter that did what he did and built an audience. (And I'm using "beat writer" to separate what Pete did from the great work here on the Banter). He had a lot of great access and posted often.

But in Boston, there's a lot of other writers, and a lot of blogs that have brand loyalty. I think they're putting a square peg into a round hole by putting him into a blog with a ton of other writers.

614 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:11 pm

Andy's only at 75 pitches. i want him in still.

[582] GREAT fucking record! so are Fragile, Close to the Edge & Relayer.

there aren't MVP's in the LDS, right?

615 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:12 pm

Apologies to all..perhaps a new commenting guideline is in order; no sexual refernces to Sterling & Waldman allowed upon penalty of banishment!

616 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:12 pm

[608] you and girardi are really on the same page this series huh?

617 Raf   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:12 pm

Shoulda left the plexiglass up. :)

618 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:12 pm

[611] 5 or 6 of the last outs

619 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:12 pm

Jeter is 4 for 9, 4 runs scored, 2 RBI.
The other 7 guys... not worth mentioning.

620 matt b   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:12 pm

Has anyone else felt that Darling's been dragged down a bit by Caray in this series? I really enjoy his work during Met games and I feel like he's been a little too much "Captain Obvious" in this series and holding the "Twins do the little things" mythical line.

621 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:12 pm

[612]

when did they remove the plexiglass?

622 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:12 pm

Posada's homer would have smacked off the plexi-glass of old. Not that it matters tonight. That stuff was stupid.

623 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:12 pm

[607] indeed a.O

keep it going andy

624 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:13 pm

[618] I know, jk.

625 Raf   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:13 pm

dang, [612] beat me to it...

626 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:13 pm

[616] With the exception of Marte, Girardi has done an excellent job this series.

627 Raf   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:13 pm

[621] It has been a few years.

628 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:13 pm

[619] Teixeira. One BIG one.

629 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:13 pm

Is Carl misty-eyed?

630 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:13 pm

[615].....um......yeah.....LOL

Just remember that Cuddyer, Mauer, Young and Harris all own Andy Pettitte..I'd let him face Kubel and go immediately to Joba for the next two outs...Then Phil/Mo.

631 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:13 pm

[621] I think they took it down at least 5 years ago.

632 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:14 pm

[620] yeah cowchip could drag down vin scully - he really is awful

633 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:14 pm

8 to go.

634 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:14 pm

Check swing and... a strike out.

Fucking brilliant play-by-play.

635 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:14 pm

Oh, Andy!!!@!

Fucking love you, Andy!

Standing O for the golden god!

636 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:14 pm

[630] Good call

637 Raf   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:14 pm

Ok, Joba in, I guess...

638 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:14 pm

One of your better ones, Andrew.

639 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:14 pm

[621] [631] Actually, it was even longer...after the 1993 season.

640 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:14 pm

[630] Delmon Young was .643, that's 9 for 14, against Andy coming into this game...Young is 0-1....

641 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:14 pm

[597] which girl? the super model that was sitting near you? unfortunately, she was "with" that douchelord. BOO!

ANDY !!!!!!!!

here comes Joba.

GOLDEN GOD.

i hope he gets that 15th PS win, to tie him w/ Schmaltzie

642 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:15 pm

[640] Young is 0-1 against Joba.

643 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:15 pm

clap clap clap - great game andy

644 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:15 pm

[641] Yep, the super model...she was stronger than new rope!

645 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:15 pm

This move I really don't like. Pettitte has been so good with the sole exception of when he allowed Span to distract him. I would ride him as long as possible. You really still can't be overly confident in Joba, so this strikes me as an unneccessary risk.

646 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:15 pm

[626] i still don't think that was a bad move considering aceves looked shaky the previous inning. defiitely the most questionable of all his moves so far this series though.

647 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:15 pm

Pavano thru 7: 95-64
Pettitte thru 6.1: 81-58

Did Joe yank him too early?

648 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:16 pm

[626] I still think the Marte call was the right one.

649 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:16 pm

Throw Strikes Joba....Throw Strikes!

650 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:17 pm

OK Joe .... do NOT over-manage here .... Joba can get out both righties and lefties.

651 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:17 pm

ouch

joba coming out throwing strikes again

652 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:17 pm

[648] You're right Shaun P, the Marte call was the right call at the time. BUT, if the Yanks make the ALCD, they need to re-arrange things a bit and leave Marte off the roster.

653 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:17 pm

Joba looks serious on the mound..could it be that maybe..he...should be a reliever...?

654 Chyll Will   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:17 pm

[615] I really believe that Sterling goes into his singing tangents when the thought of "such things" cross his mind. At least when put in that perspective, it makes listening to him a little more interesting...

655 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:17 pm

The trainer chuckles as he runs out there. Not cool, dude.

656 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:18 pm

Agree with Diane: if he sticks with Joba (assuming he looks good) then it's a good move. No bullpen roulette, please.

657 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:18 pm

Worst. Feeling. Ever For the men folk that is..

658 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:18 pm

is pete abe doing a similar style blog to his LoHud invention or is he just another writer?

659 jeaner   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:18 pm

[653]
ya thinks?

660 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:19 pm

[655] i noticed that too. i wonder if delmon's ever thrown something at him before.

661 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:19 pm

Right, in the post-season you want power pitching, because of all the swings and misses. In the regular season, obviously, slop is better.
The insights from this crew are mind-boggling.

662 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:19 pm

[652] I don't think the call to Marte is ever the right one. He shouldn't be on the roster and he shouldn't have been in that game (especially when you consider how well Mauer hits lefties).

663 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:19 pm

Oh poor Delmon..that looks horrible...

664 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:19 pm

Uh oh.

665 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:19 pm

ah fuck

666 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:19 pm

[653] Phil as the 8th inning guy makes Joba the 7th inning guy.

Crap!

667 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:19 pm

Oh, fuck me.

668 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:19 pm

Not good.

669 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:20 pm

Please get Hughes up...not Coke.

670 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:20 pm

now that is a terrible pitch

671 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:20 pm

Let's hope to god that Gardy puts on a move of some kind. Bunt!

672 jeaner   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:20 pm

crap
c'mon Swish, gotta get to that ball

673 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:20 pm

fuck you, Chip Caray!

[644] that girl was an absolute goddess. i'd be the happiest guy on the planet...

674 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:20 pm

Can we mention Chip's Twin-induced orgasms without being banned?

675 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:20 pm

He doubled over ... then doubled ...

676 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:20 pm

Cowchip lept out of his Birkenstocks with that call of Young's hit..

677 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:20 pm

Shit. Get these next 2 chumps out.

678 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:20 pm

Those hanging sliders really scare me.

679 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:21 pm

Harris is 2-12 off Joba (.167) but was hitting .471 off Andy....

680 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:21 pm

Dear Jorge,
Catch each pitch.
Thanks.
Me

681 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:21 pm

No sliders, just spot the fastball.

682 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:21 pm

[676] He's a fucking tool and a hack.

683 jeaner   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:21 pm

Let's get this out, Joba!!

684 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:21 pm

The comfterbility factor! I'm warming to Ron Darling.

685 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:22 pm

JORGE, STOP CALLING FOR FUCKING SLIDERS

686 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:22 pm

I hope they're not getting Coke up to face Mauer later...Mauer is 3-4 against him with 2 homers! That would be a disaster

687 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:22 pm

NO COKEY

688 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:22 pm

[681] Feel the same way...but Joba loves his slider.

689 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:22 pm

If any twins would induce orgasms in Chip, I would prefer if it were these

http://landers.msshost.com/

690 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:23 pm

nice play teix

691 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:23 pm

whew - good recovery alex

692 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:23 pm

Do not bring Phil Coke into this game.

693 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:23 pm

That's the most underrated part of his game. His arm is like a fucking rifle.

694 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:23 pm

Goodness, I love Teixeira.

695 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:23 pm

Pfeeeewwwwwwww. Get a stick and kill it, Alex.

696 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:23 pm

Whew. Close. Nice recovery, Alex, nice scoop, Teix.

697 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:23 pm

phew. nice play.

698 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:23 pm

Too close from A-Rod..nice scoop by Tex!

699 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:23 pm

Hey, Darling said what I said!

700 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:23 pm

Phew!

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701 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:23 pm

[689] I imagine his voice cracking at the sight of that site.

702 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:23 pm

Morales has never faced Joba Chamberlain.

703 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:23 pm

[694] He's magic over there.

704 mehmattski   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:24 pm

Did Chip Caray ever play little league? If he had, he wouldn't be surprised that Derek Jeter, or anyone who plays shortstop at any level, would cover third in that scenario.

705 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:24 pm

[689] They were on Fantasy Island! Love 'em!

706 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:24 pm

Too tense to check out the splits here...anyone know?

707 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:24 pm

[662] Yes, but Mauer is worse vs a LHP than a RHP - and Kubel was (and is) far worse.

708 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:24 pm

not a swing, but it was a strike anyway

709 Raf   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:24 pm

That shoulda been a called strike anyway

710 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:25 pm

[704] That was just to make sure all of the Twins fans listening would also be puking their guts out. Jeter-ball-washing, nothing like it to make non-Yankee fans sick.

711 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:25 pm

just like that.

712 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:25 pm

I fear the slider!

713 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:26 pm

that was a nice slider there, lucky he got a piece of it. but now how about some high fucking heat??

714 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:26 pm

joba throw the fucking pitch

715 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:26 pm

Anybody ready to lift Jorge for defense?

716 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:26 pm

Joba, why are you shaking Jorge off?

717 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:26 pm

i loathe chip caray. i was soooo happy when he stopped calling all the braves games.

718 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:26 pm

I wish there was a little more rhythm here...prefer for Joba to think as little as possible.

719 mehmattski   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:26 pm

Joba shook off Posada twice, and all broadcasters tell me that a twice shakeoff meant a fastball, so good for Po to call time.

720 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:27 pm

[704] No kidding.

721 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:27 pm

[715] and i would put in cervelli, not molina

722 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:27 pm

he's sitting slider. please stop throwing it.

723 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:27 pm

[721] Frankie Brains!

724 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:27 pm

[706] Morales hits lefties 100 points higher than righties.

725 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:28 pm

Joba joba joba joba joba.

726 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:28 pm

or else throw a beauty in the dirt!

727 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:28 pm

Exhale.

728 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:28 pm

YES!!! During his starts next year, Joba needs to jog in from the bullpen before every inning. Just sayin'.

729 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:28 pm

yeah - way to go joba and po :}

730 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:28 pm

YES!!!

got him. good job, Joba!

731 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:28 pm

OH, YESS!!

FUCK YES!

THAT'S what I'm talking about!

732 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:28 pm

Chip Caray washed out of t-ball.

733 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:28 pm

Joba knows best....the slider was the out maker...and this one was the really good one.

734 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:28 pm

poor andy looked like he crapped his pants but just couldn't muster the energy to get up

735 Chyll Will   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:29 pm

Yo Joba Joba...

736 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:29 pm

thelarmis, lift a Pale Ale for me over there? I got to wait about 7 hours here..Sox eliminated with Papelbon getting the L, Yanks about to clinch with A-Rod being Mr. Clutch..more Lee Morgan and Wynton Kelly to dig this afternoon..life is good!

737 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:29 pm

Nicky Punto leads off next inning. If Hughes walks him I'll fume. (And I suspect I will not be alone in my fumage.)

738 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:29 pm

it's pretty encouraging to see joba's sharp breaking ball again. haven't seen it much since the shoulder injury.

739 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:30 pm

There we go!

Someone please tell me that FOX carries the ALCS. I can't stand Chip Caray anymore. Bring me the soothing inanity of Buck and McCarver, PLEASE!

740 jeaner   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:30 pm

aiyyyy vey
OK, here we go.

741 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:30 pm

Series MVP could be tough:
ARod: OPS 1.455, 6 RBI, 3 RS
Jeter: OPS 1.583, 2 RBI, 4 RS

742 Raf   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:30 pm

[733] This is true, but he needs to learn when and where to throw it. To be able to set it up.

743 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:30 pm

[736] The Sidewinder is one of my favorite albums of all time, and I'm not even that in to jazz.

744 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:30 pm

Oh, I'm a joy to be with now. My wife has escaped to the bedroom. Too much tension, too much yelling.

745 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:30 pm

[707] Mauer is worse against all lefties, but he is still good enough that I'd prefer the better overall pitcher. The bottom line for me with Marte is he should never pitcher this post season.

746 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:31 pm

[739] Yes, I can confirm that Fox carries the ALCS!

747 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:31 pm

[739] And I can't believe I typed that - but its true.

748 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:31 pm

Hey, how 'bout some MORE runs?

749 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:31 pm

GEICO RUNS!!!!!!

750 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:31 pm

Joba Chamberlain .... gaining confidence .... Yanks will be nasty in the next series (should they win the ALDS) with the combo of Joba/Phil/Mo

751 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:31 pm

[744] Word. Same here.

752 mehmattski   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:31 pm

Guerrier is like a warrior out there.

753 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:31 pm

[739] yes fox it is - but buck/mccarver wreaks too

754 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:31 pm

guerrier really isn't that good, we should score some runs off him here

755 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:31 pm

More runs, please.

That request is for the Yankees offense.

756 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:31 pm

Bye Bye Carla Carol Fucking Glass Pavano Piece of Shit.............

757 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:31 pm

[741] Pretty incredible that Jeter has really matched Arod's production.

758 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:31 pm

[745] I have to agree. I don't see any need for Damaso Marte. Maybe in a thirteen inning game.

759 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:32 pm

[744]

where are the cats?

760 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:32 pm

[736] i can't, man. i lifted waaaaay too many pale ales last night and still feel pretty crappy. i'm eating chicken soup now...

but i'm sure there are other imbibers that'll hep ya out! : )

no more pavano. thank goodness.

let's add some Geico runs. not a good start...

761 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:32 pm

[746] Thank God!

[744] My wife abandoned me for the smaller TV in the family room about 30 minutes ago - not so much because I was fun to be around, but because Desperate Housewives came on. ;)

762 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:33 pm

[752] well guerrier does sort of rhyme with warrior

763 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:33 pm

Yankees closed out Fulton County Stadium.....Metrodome next....

I wonder if there are any other parks the Yankees have closed (besides Hilltop Park or Yankee Stadium).

764 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:34 pm

[741] no mvp awarded in the lds. it's been a long time since we had to think about that. still, i think it's a no brainer here, even with jeter's good numbers.

765 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:34 pm

[743] absolutely brilliant album!

[744] that's why i can't watch october yankee games with anybody in the room. thank YOU, for this blog!!! : )

766 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:34 pm

I really hope Girardi pulls Damon and brings Gardner in.

767 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:35 pm

jeter sucks?? really???

768 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:35 pm

I am rather amazed Girard has the balls to throw Joba back into the fire the way he has. But hey, good for him. This plate has an extra thck piece of black stripe on it. Stupid ump. And now Jeter Sucks. Wow.

769 mehmattski   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:35 pm

[762] Parlez-vous français?

770 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:35 pm

Okay, time for some redemption for Mr. Hughes.

771 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:36 pm

Huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuughes.

772 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:36 pm

Cats are hiding!

773 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:36 pm

[768] Yeah, but Joe pitched him at the end of the season and he was okay, he pitched him in a low risk situation in game one, let him pitch a bit last game, and now this game was the first super high leverage situation (and there were already 2 outs).

774 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:37 pm

Please make Punto look stupid. Anything that places him atop the 1st base bag is unacceptable.

775 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:37 pm

[772] Alex, is Moe Greene getting a massage right now?

776 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:37 pm

Hughes is the right move, but if one was fully confident in Joba being all the way back, it might make sense to let him go out there for the 8th. I don't have that confidence yet.

777 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:38 pm

[769] un peu

778 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:38 pm

If Phil retires them in order, Mo gets the heart of the Twins in the ninth. That would be cool.

Knock on wood, of course.

779 Chyll Will   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:38 pm

Ha! My roommate has no choice as I have commandeered both TVs and the computer!

Did I say how glad I am Gatorade went with the instrumental version of their commercials ("Lock It Up" was just plain wack, okay?)

FINISH THEM!

780 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:39 pm

Perfect pitch under the hands.

781 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:39 pm

No commercials here..in between innings they showed guys in the stands with signs spelling out "PUNTO"..good to see Twins fans root for their worst player!

also showed two blonde gals with a sign saying "Spank the Yanks"..I used up my filthy comment quota with the John & Suzyn crack so will leave this alone..

782 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:39 pm

[778] Maybe sooner...

783 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:39 pm

C'mon, get to get this first out.

784 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:39 pm

No curve ball...that's all I ask here.

785 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:39 pm

[782] Good point.

786 mehmattski   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:39 pm

[779] I am still confused why animated skateboarding is in the same commercial with Derek Jeter and Usain Bolt. Do they drink animated gatorade?

787 a.O   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:40 pm

The Twinkie fans are chanting "jeter sucks" in the top of the 8th. You will find no better epitome of a delusion than that. Pathetic.

788 mehmattski   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:40 pm

[784] He should have thrown the curveball.

789 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:40 pm

Oh, sunova.

790 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:40 pm

i really hate chip caray.

nick punto also...

791 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:40 pm

god damnit c,mon huughes man up

792 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:40 pm

Somebody strangle Chip Caray.

793 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:40 pm

F.U.
Punto.

794 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:40 pm

YOU mother fucking douche.

795 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:40 pm

I think Gardner gets that.

796 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:40 pm

I have to wonder if Brett Gardner would have gotten to that ball there...UGH!

797 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:40 pm

[781]

I was worried about "massaging the cat" ....

798 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:40 pm

[779] As long as the finishing move involves blood leaving Pavano's body, I"m all for it. =)

[776] Even if Joba was throwing 100 MPH, no reason to over use him.

GOD DAMN THIS LITTLE FUCKING PUNTO.

799 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:40 pm

Nick. Fucking. Punto.

800 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:41 pm

I can't take this.

I'm a fucking wreck over here.

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801 Raf   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:41 pm

Nick Punto... Really?

802 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:41 pm

Wow...Hughes has really not done well this series. Getting beat by Nick Punto is weak.

Damon being in the game looks like it cost the Yankees. He should have been out of the game.

803 tommyl   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:41 pm

Ugh, not good. Not good at all.

804 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:41 pm

Good, I hope he does bunt.
Nope.

805 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:41 pm

That's a strike!!

806 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:41 pm

Span is 1-2 with a BB against Phil....

807 tommyl   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:41 pm

How is Gardner not in as a DR yet?

808 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:41 pm

fuck yeah

809 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:41 pm

JETER!!!!!!!!!!! THE CAPTAIN!!!!!!!

810 Raf   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:42 pm

Damon kinda misplayed that

NICE SEQUENCE!

811 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:42 pm

That was pretty funny.

812 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:42 pm

Take THAT, Chippy!

813 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:42 pm

YEAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!

814 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:42 pm

Oh, yes. Too fucking sweet.

815 tommyl   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:42 pm

DEREK JETER!!!

816 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:42 pm

YES!!! Heads fucking up bitches!

817 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:42 pm

i thought he was a scrappy intelligent player!!!

818 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:42 pm

YES!!!!!

WAHOO!!!!!!

i love my Captain : )

819 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:42 pm

Positively Jeterian!

820 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:42 pm

(s)crappy Punto ...

821 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:42 pm

Wow...that is shocking.

822 mehmattski   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:42 pm

That was a little too scrappy.

823 JeremyM   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:42 pm

Oh my God! Greta throws by Posada and Jeter!!

824 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:42 pm

[802] Beware small sample sizes! Problem is, whole damn bloody postseason is a small sample size.

YES!!!!

Jeter is THE MAN! Take that PUnto!

825 Raf   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:42 pm

6-2-5 FC!

826 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:42 pm

YES!!!!! FUCK YOU "play the right way gamer ballplayer grinder gritty motherfucker!!!!

827 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:42 pm

Scrappy try, though,

828 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:42 pm

YEAHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!

829 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:42 pm

Gritty little punk. Eat dirt.

830 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:42 pm

Holy SHIT!

831 joe   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:42 pm

I like the Twins fan expressions after that one, hahaha

832 Chyll Will   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:42 pm

Whoo-hoo! Thank goodness for Twinkie Baserunning!

833 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:43 pm

Awesome peg by Posada. Perfecto.

834 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:43 pm

Lotta slack jaws in the homer dome right now.

835 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:43 pm

that was the shit derek

836 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:43 pm

Oh my God!

Did I say it?

I told you it'd come down to mental errors!

837 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:43 pm

Chip called Punto "headsy" last night.

Just saying.

838 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:43 pm

[835] That was the fucking shit. Yes it was, yes it was.

I love our boys.

839 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:43 pm

how about a dp?

840 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:43 pm

[823] Greta throws? I like. Your spelling is not borken.

841 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:44 pm

hughes needs to make some good pitches now

842 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:44 pm

You know what? I love the Twin fans. They're deeply invested emotionally. It's nice to see.

843 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:45 pm

Uh. I hate playing the outfield that deep. I hope I'm wrong.

844 Raf   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:45 pm

To be fair, after watching Jeter all these years, I'm surprised he got to that ball up the middle.

845 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:45 pm

[837] Chip should give stock advice. We'd make a fortune from doing the exact opposite of what he says.

846 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:45 pm

[842] love them when the series is over

847 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:45 pm

i think mo comes in to face mauer

848 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:45 pm

Stirke him out Phil!

849 JeremyM   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:45 pm

[840] I saw "Greta" but had already hit post comment. D'oh!

850 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:46 pm

[847] one way or another

851 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:46 pm

[847] I could definitely go for that.

852 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:46 pm

Not this shit again. Damn you to hell Orlando.

853 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:46 pm

Cabrera is absolutely diving across the plate.

854 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:46 pm

[846] Indeed.

855 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:46 pm

They aren't booing. They're shouting, "HUUUUUUUGHES!"

856 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:46 pm

hughes doesn't *look* good out there

857 mehmattski   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:47 pm

I think

(pickoff attempt)

it's time

(pickoff attempt)

to forget

(pickoff attempt)

about the runner.

858 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:47 pm

HATE the pitchout! Hate it.

859 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:47 pm

pitch out? come on just get this out.

860 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:47 pm

Bring in Mo.

861 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:47 pm

Yes!

Nice.

862 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:47 pm

Mo?

863 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:47 pm

good - glad melky took charge out there

864 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:47 pm

1 more out, Hughes!!!

865 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:47 pm

[857] I wanted him to go...if he's out, you don't face Mauer. If he's safe, you walk Mauer.

866 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:48 pm

Here comes Mo!

867 JeremyM   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:48 pm

[856] He's been pitching more like Hughes the starter and not Hughes the reliever- more nibbling, trying to make the perfect pitch, etc.

Come on Mo, do your thing.

868 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:48 pm

mo time thank mo

869 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:48 pm

[849] I'm gonna use greta throws through the rest of the playoffs.

870 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:48 pm

Yep.
Good night, Phil! And good job.

871 Raf   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:48 pm

[847] And you'd be right

872 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:48 pm

Man Po's throw was sweet. I forgive you, Jorge. For your 1st game passed balls. : O

873 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:48 pm

Mo in..i like it..best pitcher to face their best hitter, plain as pie!

874 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:48 pm

Oh, God, guys, I'm a fucking wreck. Whatever happens, I think I won't sleep for days.

875 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:48 pm

oh, good - Mo vs. Mauer.

LET'S GO MO !!!!!

876 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:48 pm

This is what makes baseball great. Mauer vs. Mo.

877 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:49 pm

[867] yep - and it seems joba is back to joba the reliver

878 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:49 pm

[867] To be fair, OC has been working the hell out of Hughes this series. He's had to deal with some tough ABs.

879 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:49 pm

Mo vs Joe. This is how baseball was meant to be.

880 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:49 pm

[865] that's true only if you also get cabrera out, which isn't a given during the at bat. mute now.

881 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:49 pm

Glad I switched to bourbon.

882 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:49 pm

[879] [876] Whoops!

883 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:49 pm

[867] I've noticed the same thing. After getting ahead of Punto, he tried to paint two fastballs, which actually plays into Punto's strength, which is making contact (spoiling pitches). He should have simply thrown a third fastball right over the plate. The first two worked well.

884 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:50 pm

[874] Man, I watch these games then often head out to work..impossible to concentrate!

885 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:50 pm

Um, fuck you, Darling.

886 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:50 pm

Bust 3 of his bats and let's get some more runs.

887 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:50 pm

yikes scary pitch there

888 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:50 pm

Oh, God, Mo missed badly there!

889 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:50 pm

Mauer 3-7 against Mo....He was 0-3 off Phil.....I'm just saying....

890 Raf   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:50 pm

Hit the target, Mo

891 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:50 pm

Is there anything smoother and more beautiful than Mo's delivery?

892 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:50 pm

That pitched missed by a mile.

893 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:50 pm

That first pitch was way away from the target.

894 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:51 pm

Excuse me, I have to watch Mo by myself. I'll be back later.

895 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:51 pm

whew....In Mo We Trust.

896 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:51 pm

Thanks be to Mo.
That was quick!

897 Raf   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:51 pm

Nice!

898 JeremyM   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:51 pm

How does it go? VINTAGE Mariano Rivera on that one.

899 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:51 pm

TEXTBOOK, YES!

900 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:51 pm

MARIANO RIVERA, ladies and gentlemen!!

Classic fucking Mo!!!!

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901 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:51 pm

love the cutter

902 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:51 pm

Praise be to Mo.

903 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:51 pm

[880] True, but that's the assumption I am working on (A fully invested Hughes gets Cabrera).

Awesome cutter.

904 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:51 pm

Mariano Rivera, ladies and gentlemen! : )

905 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:51 pm

Phew. To the victor go the spoils.

906 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:51 pm

FUCKING AWESOME. TIMBER!!!!!!!!!!

907 mehmattski   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:51 pm

Mo says no.

908 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:51 pm

3 outs, people. 3 outs.

909 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:51 pm

[894] later as in 5 seconds....haha.

910 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:51 pm

my favorite thing in baseball: a mo backdoor cutter to the glove for strike 3
my 2nd favorite thing: a mo broken bat special to 1st

911 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:52 pm

[891] *Maybe* Mattingly's left-centerfield gap swing. Maybe.

912 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:52 pm

How about an insurance run or three, boys?

913 JeremyM   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:52 pm

[874] I'm with you, I'm living and dying with every pitch like this is a game 7.

914 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:52 pm

[881] I'd go to scotch, but you know the rule: beer before liquor . . .

[891] Johnnie Walker Blue Label? It might be smoother, but not as beautiful.

Praise be to Mo - 1 inning to go.

915 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:53 pm

Bring in Gardner. Forget Damon batting.

916 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:53 pm

are most people off tomorrow? (thankfully i am)

917 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:54 pm

I wonder if Greenpeace ever thought of protesting against Mo and Damon for breaking/wasting all the lumber.

918 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:54 pm

[915] maybe wait til the bottom of the inning?

919 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:54 pm

In the 9th against Mo...

Cuddyer 0-6
Kubel 2-6
Young 1-6
Harris 1-4
Morales 0-2

I figure if we get past Morales we've lost....so anyway that's a pretty good line in pretty small samples.....

920 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:54 pm

you wanted the best, you got the best = Mariano Rivera

921 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:54 pm

If this game is as tense as it is, I can't imagine what games against the Angels would be like. That would be a great series.

Not to put the cart before the horse, or anything.

922 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:54 pm

[914] Shiraz for me.

923 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:54 pm

[911] The Mattingly follow through with his shoulders and back rolling into the swing is pure beauty, but Mo definitely had him tied.

924 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:55 pm

[914] I have a beer lined up afterwards.

A Yankee game going beyond its allotted time? Who'da thunk it.

925 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:55 pm

Come on, Johnny, turn it around.

926 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:55 pm

Let's see some life Johnny.

927 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:55 pm

Damon is going for the Sombrero....

928 JeremyM   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:55 pm

Damon's last month or so makes me think we should cut bait with him this offseason and let someone else overpay for him.

929 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:56 pm

[918] Or if Johnny gets on, as a PR.

930 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:56 pm

[928] Can't let a few bad weeks sour you on a whole season. If he takes a 2-yar deal, I'd like him back.

931 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:56 pm

[928] definitely

what just happened there? nice camera angle work

932 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:56 pm

[930] 2 years? really?

933 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:57 pm

...way to battle, Johnny...

934 Chyll Will   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:57 pm

[914] My friend told me what "Johnny Walker" is in Bushwick... don't know how to explain that in the context of a baseball discussion, so I'll leave it to your imagination...

935 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:57 pm

Man, TOUGH night for Johnny.

936 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:57 pm

4ks. For shame.

937 JeremyM   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:57 pm

[930] His defense has just gotten so bad though. I like the guy, but there might be an upgrade out there.

938 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:57 pm

OMG, Johnny. snap out of it, dude!

939 Raf   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:57 pm

Golden Sombrero for Damon

940 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:57 pm

[928] i wonder if he is hurting - he missed a fair amount of time with nagging type injuries and he basically nosedived that last month as you pointed out

he is useless up there right now

941 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:57 pm

Oh, God. Damon, buddy, we can't have this. We can't have this.

942 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:57 pm

[932] I would give him 2, yes. I think he has a lot left and think he fits nicely with this team.

943 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:57 pm

[930] I'd bring back Johnny for 1 year, but no way for 2....The second year he and Jorge will be competing for DH at bats....I'd rather keep Matsui for one year and let Damon walk.

944 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:57 pm

[930] i'd rather re-sign matsui as dh, think he's more valuable there

945 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:57 pm

[916] Not me. Not gonna be a fun morning.

946 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:58 pm

I wonder if Eckstein had chllls run down his spine when Punto was nailed?
For fuck's sake, Damon. I coulda struck out 4 times. boooooo

947 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:58 pm

again letting the lefty face teixeira??

948 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:58 pm

Exactly, Chip, Andy was "equally good".
That's why the game is tied now.

949 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:59 pm

[943] [940] I'd bring Matsui back for one AND Damon back for two. I'd rather do that than break the bank for Holliday.

950 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:59 pm

I hope the umpiring in the ALCS improves.

951 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:59 pm

[940] Damon's like Justice in the 2001 WS or Soriano in the 2003 WS...helpless as he can be.

952 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 9:59 pm

[945] sorry - hope you manage to get some sleep

953 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:00 pm

[934] I know what it means..you see that here a lot late at night, though maybe not while walking...

954 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:00 pm

Nice ab by Teix.

955 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:00 pm

Can't PR for Teix, of course. Need the glove.

956 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:00 pm

Stomp the throat, Alex.

957 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:00 pm

So are they actually going to Nathan now? Arod pretty much owns him at this point.

958 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:00 pm

pad your stats, arod

959 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:00 pm

[940] Joe will make a move if he thinks it wise, no? Not like Joe who trotted David Justice out there instead of Shane in 2001 and finally went to Shane who got a hit where Justice had zero chance of getting a hit.

Girardi won't sit around and watch Damon kill us, right?

960 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:01 pm

[951] Exactly so.

961 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:01 pm

[957] No, Ron Mahay.

962 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:01 pm

[959] If johnny isn't hitting what good is he out there?

Gardner beats his speed, and his arm. He can strike out just as well.

963 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:01 pm

[948] It killed him to admit, "Well, a little bit better," under his breath.

Just fucking killed him.

964 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:02 pm

C'mon Alex, keep it going...

965 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:02 pm

A tweet I just got ...

RT @ed_price: Damon is first #Yankee position player with 4-strikeout postseason game since Mantle, Game 3 '53.

966 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:02 pm

Alex better not ruin this future rally with another stupid homer. : )

967 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:02 pm

if we advance and do so by winning tonight, i hope the long layoff helps damon get it together...

968 JeremyM   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:02 pm

[959] Remember how Torre managed in 1996? Benched Tino in NL games for the hotter fielder, sat Boggs for Hayes, almost sat O'Neill for Raines but rethought it.

969 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:02 pm

[943] [944] I'm with you guys - let Damon go, happily pick up the draft pick(s). Re-sign Matsui, DH him for 110-120 games, use the other 40-50 for A-Rod/Jeter/Posada.

As for who plays LF, I say, hello Xavier Nady on a cheap one-year deal + occasional Melky/Gardner.

Damon is so bad with the glove, and his offense seems to be tied up to YS2.0 (who knows how long it will last), that I'd rather have a no-glove big bopper (Dunn), or a great glove/so-so hitter (Melky?) out there than him.

970 Chyll Will   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:02 pm

[950] That kind of hope might get you the Nobel Prize...

971 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:03 pm

nice shoulder high strike

972 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:03 pm

[967] FOUR days off till Game One?? That's insanely stupid..

973 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:03 pm

[952] Thanks. I'm getting over a cold, so I've been resting up.

974 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:04 pm

The Red Sox loss is on my FOX news right now. I'm watching the game on my computer and the misery on tv. This is greta.

975 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:04 pm

Nice check, Alex.

976 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:04 pm

A-Rod's going to homer here.

977 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:04 pm

[972] Can't have the ALCS start before the NLCS (presuming it doesn't end tonight).

C'mon Alex, just picture Nathan's mug on Rauch's body.

978 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:04 pm

[972] That Red Sox are free for some ss games.

979 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:05 pm

Good. Eye, Alex.

980 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:05 pm

That wasn't even close Chip.

981 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:05 pm

that neck tattoo is huge

982 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:05 pm

good eye!

983 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:05 pm

Beautiful ab, Alex. Beautiful.

984 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:05 pm

NICE AB for Alex!

985 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:05 pm

Dude is locked in fo-sho.

986 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:05 pm

That walk almost tells you as much about Arod as the HRs.

987 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:05 pm

[973] that's good - continue feeling better

988 JeremyM   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:06 pm

[974] Greta, you bastard.

I love this new playoff A-Rod. Great at bat there.

989 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:06 pm

still not going to nathan?? that's a little stupid i think, no matter how bad he is against the yankees.

990 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:06 pm

[976] He is totally locked in.

991 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:06 pm

Hey, NO DP, Groundzilla. Time to be a MONSTER.

992 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:06 pm

[977] I don't like long layoffs...

[978] Am looking forward with irrational glee to all the Sox post-mortems, and their defenders in the nation..

Mijares has a bit o' the tub gut going there..

993 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:06 pm

[978] haha nice - joba can throw at ugly

994 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:06 pm

[988] Greta at bat.

995 rbj   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:07 pm

Time to crush the Twins here, drive them before you and hear the lamentations of their women.

996 51cq24   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:07 pm

[974] you're watching greta van susteren on fox news?? weirdo!

997 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:07 pm

[989] Do they have another lefty?

998 thelarmis   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:07 pm

[981] yeah, had to hurt like a mofo. i don't get the whole tat thing, esp in places like that...

was "greta" just a typo for "great" from earlier? it's been hard keeping up with the comments tonight. i'm slow from the debilitating hangover and they're coming in at rapid speed!

999 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:07 pm

[896] Absolutely. That check swing was huge. That's the pitch that dooms him, that he flails at when he's amiss.

1000 RIYank   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:07 pm

Mijares.
Wow, a vote of no-confidence for Nathan.

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1001 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:07 pm

Not to fast forward too far ahead, but back to the Matsui versus Damon issue: One needs to keep in mind that the Yankees were pretty fortunate to get 130+ games fromm Hidecki this season. Even if he is a full-time DH again next season, there's a pretty good chance another knee injury will crop up.

1002 ms october   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:07 pm

alright beast commercial time

1003 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:07 pm

[978] I wonder if the Yanks could have a simulated game or two to keep the bats and arms fresh? Do teams do that? In particular, I'd want Gaudin to thrown 90 pitches tomorrow....

1004 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:07 pm

Come on, Hideki, your turn!

1005 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:08 pm

[998] Yes. We need to get that Banter glossary up!

cmon Matsui, 頑張れ!

1006 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:08 pm

[992] Me neither, but the TV schedule for the Serious must be adhered to - and no point in having a 2 week layoff between that and the LCS if the LCS ends as quickly as the DS did . . .

Doesn't Gardenhire know that Matsui doesn't show a platoon split? Righty, lefty, doesn't really matter much at all . . .

1007 Just Fair   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:08 pm

Make that baggy in right do a little dance, Hideki.

1008 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:08 pm

[1003] The Rockies did that in 2007.

1009 Eirias   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:08 pm

I should get agitated about this kind of situation, but this team has given me so much confidence. Wow.

1010 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 11, 2009 10:09 pm

ARod seals ALDS MVP with that AB. Jeter a VERY close 2nd.

1011 ms october