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Taking Advantage

The first two games of this World Series could have gone either way and did. CC Sabathia allowed just two runs in seven innings in Game One, but Cliff Lee allowed just one unearned run in nine as the Phillies cruised to a 1-0 lead. Pedro Martinez was sharp in Game Two, striking out eight in six innings while allowing just three runs, but A.J. Burnett was better, striking out nine and allowing just one run in seven, setting up a six-out save by Mariano Rivera which tied the series at 1-1.

The conventional wisdom is that when the road team splits the first two games of a best-of-seven series, they’ve succeeded in making it a best-of-five series in which they have the majority of the home games. That’s true, to a point, but it overlooks the sizeable advantages the Yankees retain in this series. To begin with, they still have home field advantage for what are likely to be the two most important games of the Series, Games Six and Seven, both of which will find at least one team a win away from the championship. The Yankees also have the edge in at least three of the remaining pitching matchups, including tonight’s and tomorrow’s.

Yesterday, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel announced that Joe Blanton, not Cliff Lee, would start Sunday’s Game Four. Lee will only have had three-days’ rest heading into Sunday, and he’s never started on short rest in his major league career. He also threw 122 pitches in his Game One shutout. Thus, Blanton, which gives the Yankees a sizeable advantage as Joe Girardi announced today that he will indeed start CC Sabathia on short rest in Game Four. Pitching on three-days’ rest in Game Four of the ALCS, Sabathia held the Angels to one run (on a solo homer) in eight innings. Sabathia also dominated in three consecutive short-rest starts for the Brewers as the 2008 season drew to a close (0.83 ERA, 0.88 WHIP, 21 K, 4 BB, 0 HR in 21 2/3 IP). Until he was bested by Lee in Game One, the Yankees had won all three of Sabathia’s starts this postseason, and with Blanton opposing him in Game Four, the Yankees have to be heavily favored in that game as well.

Entering the Series, when it seemed that Manuel would start Lee on short rest, tonight’s game looked like most favorable pitching matchup for the Yankees. Cole Hamels pitched the Phillies to the title last year, but this postseason he’s been just shy of awful, posting a 6.75 ERA while allowing six home runs in just 14 2/3 innings over three starts (that’s 3.7 HR/9). That bad run actually extends back through Hamels’ last three starts of the regular season, giving him a 6.89 ERA and 1.50 WHIP over his last six starts.

The Phillies have actually won two of Hamels three postseason starts, both against the Dodgers, but did so by scoring a combined 18 runs. That doesn’t seem likely to happen tonight as Andy Pettitte has been his usual reliable self. Pettitte has lasted 6 1/3 innings in all three of his starts this postseason, walked just one man in each, and only once allowed as many as three runs. In fact, Pettitte’s last six postseason starts dating back to the 2005 NLCS have been quality starts (2.15 ERA, 4.0 K/BB), and in his last 13 postseason starts, including all of the 2003 playoffs and World Series, he’s posted a 2.64 ERA and turned in 11 quality starts. In his one regular season start against the Phillies this year, Pettitte gave up four runs in seven innings, but three of those runs scored on a home run by John Mayberry Jr., who isn’t even on the Phillies’ World Series roster.

Hamels is starting at home, where he his ERA was nearly a run and a quarter lower than his road mark this year, but Pettitte was significantly better on the road and has allowed just one earned run in 12 career innings at Citizens Bank Park. This matchup clearly favors the Yankees, and it will be on the offense and the bullpen to cash in these next two games, especially with the dominant Lee starting on full rest in Game Five (likely against A.J. Burnett on short rest).

Judging by the starting pitching matchups alone, this Series should return to the Bronx with the Yankees leading 3-2 and should find Sabathia, pitching on short rest for the second time in a row, lined up to face Hamels in a Game Seven matchup that also heavily favors the Yankees.

The only catch is the weather. If any of these games is rained out (and there’s a 70 percent chance of rain tonight, though the teams believe they’re going to get the game in), it could wipe out the Yankees’ hopes of starting Sabathia twice more and could line up his then-only-remaining start with Lee’s on Monday, thus making CC a near non-factor rather than the expected difference maker. If that happens, it will make taking advantage of something like tonight’s Pettitte-Hamels pairing all the more crucial to the Yankees’ success in this series.

Nick Swisher returns to the Yankee lineup tonight. He’s never faced Hamels before. Hideki Matsui rides pine due to the lack of DH at the National League Park. Expect a pinch-hitting appearance from Matsui in the late innings, but don’t expect to see him in the field unless there’s a substitution crunch (the Yankees have Gardner, Hinske, and Hairston who can go out to the field before Matsui would have to), particularly on a wet field. The Phillies’ lineup is standard.

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1 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 6:08 pm

[0] it could wipe out the Yankees’ hopes of starting Sabathia twice more and could line up his then-only-remaining start with Lee’s on Monday, thus making CC a near non-factor rather than the expected difference maker.

Since this looks like the game thread, I'll re-post from last thread:

Couldn’t the Yankees just skip Andy’s turn and start CC in game 3 on Sunday? Then pitch Pettitte monday (game 4), AJ tuesday (game 5, on regular rest), and still save CC for game 7 on Thursday. The only issue would be game 6, which would have to fall on Gaudin.

2 RIYank   ~  Oct 31, 2009 6:12 pm

Yeah, that sounds right. And just think of it abstractly: why couldn't Sabathia just pitch on whatever days they were planning for him to pitch, irrespective of which game it is?

3 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 6:46 pm

[2] OK, I have to retreat from the longer discussion a few threads back...

Yes, it all comes down to whether the team thinks that starting CC an extra time (predicting a high chance of victory) outweighs sacrificing the a game with Gaudin (predicting a high chance of lack of success).

Here's a crazy thought, that no one would ever admit to. If they think that Lee is basically unhittable, they could throw Gaudin in game five...basically concede the game...and line up CC (twice), Andy, and AJ against the rest of the Philly staff. The downside (among other things) would be that the Phillies could build a big lead and pull Lee early, setting him up for a long relief appearance in Game 7.

4 RIYank   ~  Oct 31, 2009 6:55 pm

That's perfectly reasonable. But no pitcher has ever been that good! Don't be dazzled by Lee's recent success.

5 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 7:01 pm

[4] True. But more broadly, I have always wondered if it is better to "match up" with your opponent (your ace v. his ace, your #2 v. his #2, etc...), or is it better to create as many game advantages as possible. Thus, start your #5 v. his #1, but your #1 v. his #2, your #2 v. his #3, etc.

6 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 7:11 pm

[3] nah - i don''t get conceding a game - cliff lee is extremely good, but not "bascially unhittable" that you just give in to his start and i don't think you take that approach in a ws anyway with a team that is as good as the yanks , especially one that is now best of 5

7 RIYank   ~  Oct 31, 2009 7:14 pm

[5] I think if you are worse than the other team, it's an advantage to "mismatch".
I've never worked this out thoroughly, but I'm pretty sure it's right.

8 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 7:14 pm

ugh - sammy b just said it is raining - i really hope they get this game in with no delays

9 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 7:19 pm

[8] It's supposed to rain all night, at least of an on, from what I read. The catch is that they predict (guess?) that it will rain much harder late tonight. So, I bet they try to get it in rather than delay it.

Or the Phillies recognize the tactical advantage of a rain out and push for the game to be cancelled.

10 thelarmis   ~  Oct 31, 2009 7:29 pm

i know we have the starting pitching matchup advantage tonight, but i'm still terrified. i'll catch the first hour here, then prolly the last hour from the stage. i think i'm gonna miss the middle innings. either way, i'll be plotzing the enitre time...

GO ANDY!!! GO YANKS!!!

11 Cliff Corcoran   ~  Oct 31, 2009 7:39 pm

[1] Yeah, I flaked on that one. That's of course what they should do if tonight is rained out. If there's a weather issue tomorrow, however, they could be screwed, that is if they use the off-day to play the makeup.

12 Cliff Corcoran   ~  Oct 31, 2009 7:40 pm

[10] thelarmis: Invest in a DVR. It's one of those "now that I have it I can't live without it" things, plus you never miss a pitch (you just have to avoid the score until you get home, or I do, at least).

13 Cliff Corcoran   ~  Oct 31, 2009 7:42 pm

Twitscape reports Hamels is heading out to warm up, so they're gonna try to get started at least.

14 randym77   ~  Oct 31, 2009 7:42 pm

Happy Halloween, all.

According to the book Haunted Baseball, the most haunted ballpark is Huggins-Stengel Field in St. Petersberg, FL, once the Yanks' spring training facility. People report seeing a heavy-set man in a #3 uniform - yup, the Babe.

For instance, one groundskeeper reported seeing a stocky man in a gray #3 uniform walking across the field one day. He looked so real and solid, the groundskeeper thought he was a real person...until it walked through a wall.

Later, he and his boss checked out the spot where the ghost disappeared, and found footprints burned into the grass, leading right up to the wall, then stopping.

On another occasion, two clubbies stayed in the clubhouse overnight, to catch up on work. All night long, they heard the sounds of a party. A poker party. Talking, laughing, glasses clinking, cards being shuffled, and the smell of cigar smoke. They kept looking for the source of the sounds, but found nothing.

15 wcyankee   ~  Oct 31, 2009 7:49 pm

Rain or no rain, Let's Go Yan-kees!!!!!

16 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 7:51 pm

[14] I'll have what he's having. : D
It's hard to complain about the weather with all the weather rellated tragedies that occur, but c'mon, It's the World Series for Mo' sake!

17 wcyankee   ~  Oct 31, 2009 7:52 pm

Dear A Rod, pressing is OVER. Get ya sum.

18 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 7:54 pm

Rogers Sports Net is reporting a rain delay? is this true? I need some help up here!!

19 thelarmis   ~  Oct 31, 2009 7:55 pm

[12] thanks man! i'm not sure what tivo or a dvr is, but i think you're right. my brother was just mentioning that to me. i'm hoping to move in the next month or so - cross all your digits that this comes thru!!!. if i do move, i'll prolly change things up like cable & internet. i *might* join the 21st century soon, we'll see...

20 randym77   ~  Oct 31, 2009 7:56 pm

[18] Noooooo.

21 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 7:57 pm

[18] yeah tarp is on the field - looking at the fox set on the field it is intermittently raining hard and then letting up some

the fox pre-game buffoons have said that mlb is planning to play the game and think that the game will be able to be played through

22 randym77   ~  Oct 31, 2009 7:58 pm

From Lohud:

Now it’s raining harder again. Cole Hamels went out to the bullpen but is just sitting there under cover with some other Philly pitchers. There do not appear to be any Yankee pitchers (let alone Andy Pettitte) in the visitors’ bullpen. At this point, I’d say starting on time is pretty much impossible.

23 Sliced Bread   ~  Oct 31, 2009 7:59 pm

is that a tarp on the field or a little ice rink for Dorothy Hamels to practice his pre-game pirouettes?

Yanks are gonna eff you up Dorothy Hamels!

weather permitting.

24 wcyankee   ~  Oct 31, 2009 8:03 pm

Weather Gods...we need baseball. And a Yankee win!

25 thelarmis   ~  Oct 31, 2009 8:05 pm

[24] W.C. Yankee = Weather Conditions Yankee?! ; )

i like your forecast of a pinstriped victory!!!

26 thelarmis   ~  Oct 31, 2009 8:08 pm

Mariano might say he doesn't hear anything while jogging in from the bullpen, but he simply HAD to have heard me screaming on the top of my lungs MA-RI-AN-OOOOOO!!! when the Yanks were in Atlanta end of June. hell, my throat still hurts from yelling his name! i was so loud, i was shaking!!! : )

27 randym77   ~  Oct 31, 2009 8:15 pm

Ugh. Looks like there might be a window between 11pm and 1 am, but that's kinda late...

28 rbj   ~  Oct 31, 2009 8:21 pm

They have to get this game in tonight, I have so many Halloween puns to use. For instance, although the team that is down 2 games 1 is in a grave situation, they won't be dead, indeed you could call them undead.

29 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 8:23 pm

[28] boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
I mean, boo. : D

30 rbj   ~  Oct 31, 2009 8:26 pm

I just hope the Yankees don't make any early mistakes that haunt them later in the game.

31 randym77   ~  Oct 31, 2009 8:30 pm
32 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 8:31 pm

I really really miss the years 1998-2000 when I never worried about losing a series. Even when the Yanks trailed Cleveland in 1998 I wasn't a bit concerned. In fact, I was so spoiled by the success I got a little bored. I am so nervous about Game 3. AND I'm sweating bullets that the game's going to rain out.

33 wcyankee   ~  Oct 31, 2009 8:31 pm

I want baseball. Trick or Treat is for kids. Gimmie some baseball!

34 thelarmis   ~  Oct 31, 2009 8:31 pm

they better fucking play and the yankees better fucking win. period, end of.

35 RIYank   ~  Oct 31, 2009 8:33 pm

[34] Fuck, you are scary.

36 rbj   ~  Oct 31, 2009 8:33 pm

This image is encouraging, looks like the front will pass, though a possible larger one looms in the distance.

37 wcyankee   ~  Oct 31, 2009 8:33 pm

The Cleveland show? Baseball, Baseball!!!

38 thelarmis   ~  Oct 31, 2009 8:34 pm

[35] you should see my punim!

39 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 31, 2009 8:34 pm

If one of these games is rained out, is the Series pushed back a day, of do we lose the off day on Tuesday?

40 RIYank   ~  Oct 31, 2009 8:40 pm

[38] Oy.
[39] The latter.

41 thelarmis   ~  Oct 31, 2009 8:42 pm

my gig goes until 2-2:30am tonight, so i'll miss the whole thing, regardless...

42 Sliced Bread   ~  Oct 31, 2009 8:47 pm

there's really not much difference between the cartoon they're showing, and that Nick Swisher interview. Seemless transition by Fox there.

43 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 31, 2009 8:49 pm

[41] Hey man, I am heading out now on a job so am actually happy about the delay. I should be back now to catch the last few innings!

One lame thing about this rain delay: Japanese broadcaster shows WS highlights from the past, so I just had to watch Randy&Curt, then 2004...blechhh.....

44 Sliced Bread   ~  Oct 31, 2009 8:49 pm

seamless, that is.. too much coffee and Halloween candy.

45 Sliced Bread   ~  Oct 31, 2009 8:52 pm

tarp's coming off! per LoHud

46 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 8:53 pm

tarp coming off per sammy b

47 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 8:53 pm

[42] haha - you are definitely our resident funny man

48 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 31, 2009 8:54 pm

I really really hope we smack the shit out of Cole Hamels..he seems like a Biff Tannen-level butthead for some reason..first pitch at 21:15 your time..

49 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 8:56 pm

Lohud
UPDATE, 8:50 p.m.: With Tenth Avenue Freeze Out playing throughout the stadium, the tarp is being pulled off the field.

50 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 8:56 pm

[48] that dee -tective work of yours is paying off :}

51 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 31, 2009 8:58 pm

[50] Hahhah, unfortunately not paying off so much that I can avoid heading out on a Sunday morning!
I predict a solid Andy P and a positive Banter tonight. Hope to get back to a safe lead and no sign of Brian Bruney...

52 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:01 pm

Pregame BS starting here on rogers, so I assume we start in about 30 minutes.

53 thelarmis   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:07 pm

i'm off to work. have a great game, folks.

i think i might bring baseball cards of our starting 9 + joba/phil/mo with me and have 'em on the stage. damn superstitious drummers... : ~

GO ANDY!!! GO YANKS!!!

54 Sliced Bread   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:11 pm

[47] ah, I'm a dime a dozen around here.

[53] go git 'em, thelarmis! Go Yanks!

55 rbj   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:12 pm

Just watched Young Frankenstein earlier this evening, I just have two words for Cole Hamels & all the other Phillies horses:

Frau Blücher!

56 wcyankee   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:13 pm

[55] Love it!

57 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:14 pm

I hope Andy can scare up lots of 1,2,3 innings tonight.

58 Sliced Bread   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:16 pm

this game features some wicked witch-hitters

59 wcyankee   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:16 pm

Dear Yankees, please destroy the Phillies.

Your friend, Santa Claus. BTW, no WS Crown, you get nothing.

60 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:17 pm

I've got a good feeling. Nervous, but good feeling.

61 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:17 pm

Damn I am absolutely as nervous as a long hair cat in a room full of rocking chairs!

I just hope we can get an early score off Hamels and he can't get going....I am worried that he'll suddenly be sharp as hell. I know the Yanks have the best OPS+ in baseball and that I can't see the forest for the trees, but it seems like too many pitchers get "well" against us sometimes.

62 Sliced Bread   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:18 pm

Yanks are gonna burn so much Cole tonight they're gonna cause acid rain!

63 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:18 pm

[60] good, most of your predictions have been accurate

64 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:18 pm

two balls called strikes....Let's hope the plate is that wide for Andy.

65 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:18 pm

That was a sub-optimal start.

66 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:19 pm

if hamels gets those type of calls all night - this will be frighful

67 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:19 pm

[60] Monkey, man, I need you to be right, dude!

68 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:20 pm

All year long it seemed struggling pitchers spelled bad news fot the Yanks.

69 rbj   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:20 pm

"Yankees suck"? How original, Philadelphia.

70 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:20 pm

Couple bloops and walks would be nice here....Foul of 15 pitches, Johnny.

71 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:20 pm

[70] Off that is

72 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:20 pm

glad jd is fouling some of this off

73 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:21 pm

ok, how about a 7 pitch walk by Tex and a blast by Arod....I could live with that here.

74 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:21 pm

So we have another Cy Young on the mound tonight, right?

He's going to keep us off-balance the whole night.

75 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:21 pm

At least it's nice to hear some life at the game.

76 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:22 pm

[69] At least you can here them...maybe it's just acoustics or the microphones, but the Phils' park is much louder---and the crowd sounds more "into it"---than at NYS.

77 joe   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:22 pm

He really seems to deliver the ball from high up.

78 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:22 pm

[76] ...hear them...

79 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:22 pm

I can't believe this shit.

Andy has to match pitch by pitch.

80 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:22 pm

Fuck a mummy.

81 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:22 pm

uggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhh.......Cliff Lee Part Deux.

Let's hope Andy can be sharp until our hitters settle in.

82 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:23 pm

damnit - awful start

hamels is pounding the zone - albeit a high strike zone - but i think he will be hittable

83 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:23 pm

I know, they have some serious fans.

Good for them.

84 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:23 pm

[82] Not if he continues to locate like that.

85 wcyankee   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:24 pm

Fuck a duck, c'mon boys this ain't little league.

86 Sliced Bread   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:24 pm

look, we're not going to lose this Series to a fan base that waves white kerchiefs.
Not this fucking year!

87 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:25 pm

By the way, just in case anyone's wondering, Hamels mostly pitched in the low 110's this year (with far more games under the 110's and even under the 100's than Cliff Lee) and only one game with 120 pitches.

He threw 13 pitches that inning....

88 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:25 pm

[82] Gameday had pretty much all of his pitches in the zone on the edges, with a couple just off the zone.

89 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:25 pm

Here we go, Andy...

90 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:25 pm

how about going through a game without walking Rollins.

91 rbj   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:25 pm

[80] That would be a monstrous thing to do.

Does give MILF another meaning.

92 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:26 pm

Ok Arod pick us up next inning.

93 joe   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:26 pm

Man, that's the second time he's done that

94 RIYank   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:26 pm

[90] Your fault.

95 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:26 pm

Is A-Rod getting paid off or something?

96 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:26 pm

E-6 in my book. Lame. Move the feet Alex.

97 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:26 pm

For some reason, I keep expecting this lineup to break out, but then they keep having awful ABs to start the game.

98 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:26 pm

Oh, God, he's tipping his pitches.

99 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:27 pm

C'mon Andy...keep it together....Just get through this inning.

100 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:27 pm

I'd sign up for a Yankee hitter just hitting the ball as well as Rollins did...even if it turns out to be a groundout.

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101 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:28 pm

[98] You think?

102 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:28 pm

DP Barbarino.

103 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:28 pm

Shut up, Tim.

104 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:28 pm

[88] bb pitch fx too -

105 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:29 pm

[98] ?

106 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:29 pm

[101] Not really, but I had a bad flashback because of that hard foul down the thirdbase line on the curve.

I don't know how the batter was so on that, like he knew it was coming.

107 RIYank   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:30 pm

This could be a loooooong game.

108 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:30 pm

how about a pitch out here?

109 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:30 pm

OK, Andy, let's keep these next two in the park.

110 wcyankee   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:30 pm

Andy..punish them, destroy them, DOMINATE!

111 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:31 pm

another chutkey dp here would be nice

112 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:31 pm

Ok Fox, the king of meaningless stats, just showed how much Andy threw over to first during each of the prior games he's pitched.

113 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:31 pm

OH, FUCK YOU, ump1!!

That's a strike!

114 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:32 pm

That caught the fucking plate.

115 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:32 pm

I like Davey Lopes' zombie mask.

116 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:32 pm

this asshole is giving the high strike but not the low one

117 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:32 pm

FUCK YOU, PHILLIE!

Lay the FUCK off Andy!

118 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:32 pm

I wonder what Andy's record is on the road when he has a couple days of scruff on his face...surely fox will share that with us.

119 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:32 pm

[112] ESPN show the same stat, and the announcers actually made it relevant by noting how much he controlled opposing basestealers in his PS starts.

120 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:32 pm

Concentrate on Utley!

121 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:33 pm

Wait, I thought that was ball 4? Gotta pay more attention.

122 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:33 pm

please do not let the ball end up in cf

123 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:34 pm

Strike, fucking ump.

124 RIYank   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:34 pm

[121] You'll figure it out, Jorge.

125 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:34 pm

Jeter towers over Rollins.

126 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:34 pm

Good pitch, Andy.

127 rbj   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:34 pm

I hope the Yankees remembered to bring the ghosts with them from the stadium.

128 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:35 pm

They're fouling Andy's curve hard.

129 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:35 pm

fuck it...give him a pass and face Howard...I can't take this anymore.

130 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:35 pm

I would sign up or a Yankee hitter to strike a foul ball like Utley's!

131 NickL   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:36 pm

looks to me like they're sitting breaking ball.....

132 NickL   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:36 pm

...which is certainly how I'd approach Pettite (assuming I had, you know, ability)

133 RIYank   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:37 pm

Sweet, Andy.

134 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:37 pm

nice pitch andy -

135 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:37 pm

Beauty.

136 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:37 pm

ok I was wrong on that one.....great pitch, Andy.

137 felix holt   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:37 pm

That's more like it.

138 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:37 pm

That was HUGE.

Nice, Andy.

139 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:37 pm

Nice pitch!

Now, just forget about rollins and work on Howard.

140 rbj   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:37 pm

Andy tricking Utley is always a treat.

141 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:38 pm

No hangers. No hangers. No hangers. No hangers. No hangers. No hangers.

142 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:38 pm

it looks like rain coming down again

143 Sliced Bread   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:38 pm

Utley bobbin for apples there.

144 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:38 pm

Nice block by Posada!

145 RIYank   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:38 pm

Just Fair trying to get over his closetphobia this Halloween.

146 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:39 pm

cole looks like, um how shall i put this nicely, a pussy

147 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:39 pm

OH, good pitch!

148 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:40 pm

another good block

149 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:40 pm

[146] as Borat would say, I think Hamels looks like a "back pussy".

150 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:40 pm

[145] It's more of a MummyDearestphobia. : D

151 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:41 pm

Good pitch!

152 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:41 pm

c'mon andy - just make your pitch

153 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:42 pm

Eat shit, Phils. Atta boy, Andy!

154 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:42 pm

there you go andy - great work after that bs hit by rollins

155 RIYank   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:42 pm

There ya go.

I think those moves screwed up Howard. Nice.

156 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:42 pm

20 pitches for Andy....BUT at least no runs...I expect he'll have some faster innings. Yeoman work there, Andrew.

157 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:42 pm

YESSS!!!

FUCKING A, YES!

That's our Andy.

158 rbj   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:42 pm

Spooktacular comeback by Andy.

159 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:42 pm

YES!

Now, where the hell is that Score Truck? What is it, like 100 miles between NYC and Phila.?

160 rbj   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:43 pm

OK now Yankee bats, suck the life out of Philly.

161 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:44 pm

Ok, Arod, do NOT let the zone get expanded...Work the count and get a walk or a single....stay within your Centaur self....

162 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:44 pm

[156] About half of those were against Utley. He'll be able to work more efficiently against their more hacktastic players. Six innings tonight, easy.

163 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:44 pm

[159] are we relying on a score train here?

164 Sliced Bread   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:44 pm

Dorothy Hamels is a figure skater with a changeup.

Fuck him UP, Yankees!

and pull on his face just to make sure he's not Cliff Lee in a Cole Hamels mask.

165 wcyankee   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:44 pm

Domination...Live it, love it. Make the Phillys eat it!

166 RIYank   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:44 pm

[160] Oh, vampire bats!

167 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:44 pm

"C'MON COLE....keep pounding the corner." OY. That fucking cap commercial is the bane of my existence.

168 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:45 pm

I'm sorry, you shouldn't be in a commercial while you're pitching in the world series.

That's just gauche and unholy.

169 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:45 pm

Someone please hit the ball hard now.

170 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:45 pm

The announcers (esp. Sutcliffe) have been pounding on A-Rod's failure so far this series...maybe someone should start to talk about Howard?

171 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:45 pm

Centaur! Kabbalah! Buddah! Kiss the Mirror! HAH!

172 RIYank   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:45 pm

Take it.

173 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:45 pm

[169] Or get hit hard by a ball.

174 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:45 pm

damn on the elbow

175 wcyankee   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:45 pm

Fuck you Cole!

176 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:46 pm

pee on it jorgie

177 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:46 pm

[163] Perhaps so...and if it's run by Amtrak, that explains why it hasn't shown up yet.

178 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:46 pm

[164] Dorothy Hamels? Hmmmpf...I got in trouble around these parts for changing Sandy Duncan's name! I hope you weren't one of my critics!

179 RIYank   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:46 pm

Elston Howard, the great Yankee great.

Great work, Tim!

180 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:47 pm

Meanwhile, Po finds another odd way to look silly.

181 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:47 pm

At least Jorge hit it hard. : / GODDAMNIT

182 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:47 pm

Jorge has really had alot of horrible ABs this post season.

183 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:47 pm

I sure wish someone would hit the ball hard.

184 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:48 pm

jesus this high strike is something

185 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:48 pm

I am at a complete loss for why this offense has just stopped having good ABs.

186 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:48 pm

What is he looking at????

187 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:48 pm

Why can't we hit the baseball?

This is really getting out of hand.

188 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:48 pm

[184] The high strike is made to hit hard and far.

189 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:49 pm

Oh, Christ.

Here we go again.

190 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:49 pm

Don't want those belt high fastballs, Robbie. Swing at some of that inside shit and look stupid.

191 rbj   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:49 pm

Frightening AB, Cano.

192 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:49 pm

Ok Nick show some attitude here....11 pitch at-bat and a homerun....

193 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:49 pm

[188] if you are adjusted to it and swing at it

194 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:50 pm

That AB is why the Yankees aren't hitting. They keep taking hittable pitches early in the count before swinging at pitches out of the zone. This team needs to wake up and adjust.

195 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:50 pm

Every last fucker is totally off-balance and perplexed.

196 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:50 pm

Wow. Maybe Hairston should start over several players...Swisher, Johnny, Cano...

197 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:50 pm

I'm going to hang myself.

We are in BAD shape.

198 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:51 pm

2 hard balls that inning. They're on the right track. b double o

199 rbj   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:51 pm

At least Nick hit it to the OF.

200 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:51 pm

these guys *appear* unready (yes i just made that word up) for their abs

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201 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:52 pm

That's ok. Their on pace to get Hamels out of the game...in the 12th inning.

202 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:52 pm

[201] they're

Sheesh...I need more coffee.

203 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:53 pm

[196] maybe we should just say fuck it and start Gritner, Matsui and Hinske in the outfield and Molina at Catcher...Matsui could be a statue and Gritner could cover his area.

By the way, I read somewhere (actually I think it was Pete's new blog) that several Phils have the flu.....let's hope so.

204 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:53 pm

More futility...I think we've seen enough to know that this isn't good Phillie pitching, but just very bad Yankee hitting. When you can't come up with one well struck foul ball for long stretches, it's says something.

This post season, just about every starting pitcher has used the Yankees patience agains them. They pump mediocre strikes early in the count before expanding the zone. After 12 games, why haven't they adjusted? Only Jeter has been attacking early strikes, and not surprisingly, he has been performing consistently.

205 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:54 pm

[204] frustration

206 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:55 pm

Andy definitely doesn't have the good stuff tonight. That doesn't mean he can't grit out a 6 inning, 3 run performance, but that wont be good enough with the way the team is (not) hitting.

207 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:55 pm

fuck

208 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:55 pm

Well, then.

209 wcyankee   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:55 pm

Fuck. indeed.

210 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:56 pm

How the FUCK did he hit that?

Goddamn.

How was he able to stay back on that?

211 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:56 pm

We are really watching two different teams. One is loose and having good ABs, while the other is tight and seemingly unprepared for theirs.

212 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:56 pm

Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrghhhhhhhhhhhhh

I'm officially lowering my expectations for this season to hoping we make the world series this year.

213 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:56 pm

Maybe that'll wake up the Pinstripers. It can't make them any worse.

214 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:57 pm

way to put it behind you Andy.

215 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:57 pm

Good, Andy.

216 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:57 pm

I'm still not worried, so long as Andy keeps the damage limited. Someone on the Yanks will accidentally poke one over the fences here. But william is right [206], Andy can't give up much more than one or two.

217 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:57 pm

I fucking hate Jayson Werth.

218 randym77   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:58 pm

C'mon, Andy. Buckle down.

219 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:58 pm

This game could get u-g-l-y.

220 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:58 pm

This looks eerily like Game 6 in Arizona.

221 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:58 pm

andy beter be more careful with these rh hitters

222 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:58 pm

[211] Fortunately those two different teams have the same record in teh WS...so far...

223 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:58 pm

Nice catch Swish.

224 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:59 pm

They're totally onto Andy.

I don't like this at all.

225 wcyankee   ~  Oct 31, 2009 9:59 pm

Nice. Andy..you really need to strike these guys out. Seriously.

226 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:00 pm

jesus now he isn't throwing strikes

227 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:00 pm

He is laboring out there.

Come on, Andy.

228 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:00 pm

They're on every fucking thing.

229 rbj   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:00 pm

[212] Careful, with the way the Yankees have been hitting, that may not happen.

230 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:01 pm

[222] Thanks to AJ. Over the first two games, I thought AJ was great and CC was very good, but thought Lee got away with a lot of bad pitches and obviously Pedro performed a magic act. With the pitching they've received, the Yankees should be up 2-0, but the offense has prevented them from doing that.

Now, for the first time, the Yankees are facing a bad start and have done nothing to show that they can compensate. Either this team is not prepared for how the opposition has adjusted to them, or they are collectively scared.

231 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:02 pm

When Andy pitches like this, it tells you he has little confidence in his stuff. The Yankees are in huge trouble in this game.

232 wcyankee   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:02 pm

See Andy, the point here is to throw fucking strikes.

233 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:02 pm

A Hamels single here would put a nice cherry on the clusterfuck that is the beginning to this game.

234 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:02 pm

pllllllllllllllllllllleasse get the pitcher.

235 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:02 pm

oh my fucking god

236 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:02 pm

My. God.

what the fuck was that.

237 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:02 pm

OH FOR FUCK'S SAKE!!!!!!

GOD HELP ME.

238 randym77   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:02 pm

Holy crap. How did he get on?

239 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:03 pm

[233] yep a clusterfuck about sums this up - all we need is prezbo to shoot someone or something

240 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:03 pm

Not what I had in my mind, but that's even worse. : (

241 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:03 pm

Not getting an out there is inexusable. Arod has to be standing in front of Hammels.

The Yankees are self destructing...why is this team not prepared to play Game 3 of the World Series.

Posada is an awful catcher.

242 rbj   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:03 pm

This is good, because rather than Cole sitting in the dugout resting, he now has to stand on the bag.

243 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:03 pm

Come on, Andy, you can do this.

You're a golden god.

244 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:03 pm

[233] your fault

245 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:03 pm

we're going to walk Rollins here.

246 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:03 pm

andy has lost the zone

247 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:04 pm

WHY THE FUCK HAS DAVE EILAND NOT VISITED THE MOUND??????????

248 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:04 pm

Girardi has to have Aceves up...when Andy doesn't have it, he doesn't have it.

249 rbj   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:04 pm

Right now, I have to agree with the Philly crowd. The Yankees do indeed suck.

250 wcyankee   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:04 pm

Andy... this isn't rocket science. Throw the fucking ball and make it a strike. what are you new?!

251 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:04 pm

Well, he's gonna walk in the run with Rollins. Concede that. Then he has to attack the LHs.

252 randym77   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:04 pm

Looks like the Golden God is trying to walk a run in.

253 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:04 pm

Double play Andy. Let's go.

254 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:05 pm

[248] andy "battles" about as much as anyone when his stuff is shit

255 TomB   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:05 pm

not good

256 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:05 pm

the score truck has obviously arrived.

257 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:05 pm

Why is this happening?

258 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:05 pm

Andy is finished. Letting him face another batter could end this game.

259 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:06 pm

Come on, Andy, that's it.

That's it.

260 wcyankee   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:06 pm

What The Fuck? Andy...oh whatever, just strike the rest out...please.

261 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:06 pm

Jimmy Rollins has a .296 OBP and has walked 4 times this series......How does such an impatient hitter suddenly become so patient? Sample sizes be damned!

262 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:07 pm

This is fugly.

263 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:07 pm

That bunt replay was FUCKING HORRIIC. I don't want it. Do you want it? I don't want it. inexcusable

264 randym77   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:07 pm

They're obviously terrified of Damon's cannon arm.

265 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:07 pm

get one more out and get out of this 3-0

266 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:07 pm

That's an 0-2 pitch? Pettitte is lucky Victorino didn't park it.

Girardi has to PH for Andy in the second. He is done.

267 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:07 pm

[257] This is happening because the Phillies are better than we are and they already know they are going to win the 2010 world series, much as the Yanks used to know in the 1990's. The rest of this series is just perfunctory.

268 TomB   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:08 pm

just get us out of this inning with out too much more damage. Grpound ball, pop up or god forbid a strikeout would be nice

269 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:08 pm

I really didn't the Yankees would lose this World Series because they wilted...it's kind of sad to put that kind of cap on this season.

270 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:08 pm

[263] Your typing is HORIFFIC!!!! Hold them at 3. Still early.

271 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:09 pm

[263] That was awful. Consensus is that was Posada's fault. But that ball got pretty far toward the pitcher...I'm not sure whose fault it was. Should Andy have charged harder? Should Posada have pounded faster? Once it got out past Andy they weren't going to get anyone.

272 rbj   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:10 pm

OK Yankee bats, show some spirit.

273 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:10 pm

okay could have been so much worse

[271] yeah i agree, maybe po didn't get up fast enough but it seemed to be too far away for him to make the play

274 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:10 pm

[271] The play should have been made. Let's just leave it at that. I no longer care even to point fingers.

275 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:11 pm

[273] Yes, that's true.

276 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:11 pm

That could have been worse. It could have been better...but it could have been much worse. Andy has to get his act together and muscle through four or five innings, until he is PH for in his 2nd AB.

277 wcyankee   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:11 pm

Get your fucking shit together and bury them. It's not a hard concept to comprehend.

278 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:11 pm

andy already at 51 - he has to settle in the next few innings or this will be a gaudin/aceves kind of night

279 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:12 pm

All is not lost. This gong to be a 15-12 rollercoaster. Once our side starts, you know, swinging at strikes and laying off crap, kinda like they did all year. BOLLOCKS! Let's go already!!!!

280 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:13 pm

alright melky let's get it going

281 wcyankee   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:13 pm

Here's your clue boys...hit the fucking ball...really, really really far.

282 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:14 pm

shit hard hit right at him

283 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:14 pm

Well struck, Melky.

284 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:14 pm

That is the best hit ball the Yankees have had all night and it wasn't even hit well.

285 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:14 pm

Giving away an AB here...I would PH Sabathia and got to the bullpen.

286 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:14 pm

Wow, Andy had two hits?

287 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:15 pm

A third baseman that use his glove . hmmmmmmmmm
So annoyed right now.

288 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:15 pm

Derek keeps swinging through those fastballs.

289 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:16 pm

Po has the play in front of him and an easie throw. Po has got to call it and jump on it.

290 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:16 pm

Jeter swings through an 89mph fastball right down the middle. I guess no one is going to hit again this series.

291 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:16 pm

Is this an old team wearing down? What's the reason why this great offense hasn't been able to hit less than stellar pitching in the post season?

292 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:17 pm

Agggh.

293 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:17 pm

I said before the PS started that we had to hit to win. I thought we got very lucky in the forst 2 series, with a lot of gifts. No so this series.

294 rbj   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:17 pm

I hate Werth.

295 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:17 pm

Oh Cole you're my hero!!!

296 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:18 pm

Sorry... that should be foist 2 series.

297 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:19 pm

hamels is basically only throwing his fastball and changeup
i really think the yanks will get it together even though they don't look good at all right now

298 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:20 pm

[297] Their secret plan is to keep him in the game as long as possible before dropping the hammer!

299 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:20 pm

[293] They got some good breaks and Arod was a monster. With Arod not hitting and the Yankees playing tense instead of the Phillies, it's really hard to see a way the Yankees can win this series without AJ-like pitching. They aren't going to win games that they have to fight it out.

300 rbj   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:21 pm

[296]I think this is the frost series, as in the Yankee bats are dead cold.

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301 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:21 pm

good start andy

at least howard is clueless at the plate

302 randym77   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:21 pm

I don't think you can depend on offense to win in the post-season. Bats grow cold sometimes. Good pitching beats good hitting. Etc. During the regular season, it evens out. During the short post-season, there may be no time for cold bats to heat up. That's why pitching and defense win championships.

303 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:22 pm

[297] I thought that against Pedro and Lee, but also Saunders, Pavano and Blackburn. That's not exactly Verlander, Lester and Lincecum.

304 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:24 pm

[302] Have the Yankees really been facing good pitching though?

305 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:24 pm

good inning andy

306 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:25 pm

Nice recovery, Andy.

307 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:26 pm

OK, things are leveling out maybe. Of course, they can't win if they don't score. So...let's score!

308 wcyankee   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:26 pm

Hit. The. Fucking. Ball...real hard And keep doing it until...fuck it just keep hitting the ball!

309 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:26 pm

It would really help if Johnny can come alive a little.

310 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:28 pm

Another pop fly. Another two pitch AB. Hamels will go 20 innings tonight.

311 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:28 pm

Starters faced by the Yankees with ERA+. There are some good pitchers, but nothing that you would look at as overwhelming. It's not good pitching shutting down good hitting....it's bad hitting by good htters.

Duensing - 114
Blackburn - 103
Pavano - 89
Lackey - 119
Saunders - 99
Weaver - 121
Kazmir - 93
Lee -126
Pedro - 118
Hammels - 99

312 rbj   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:29 pm

Gee, I didn't realize Cole was pitching a no hitter.

313 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:30 pm

Somehere in that lineup is an acecdote to this fucking bullshit.

314 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:30 pm

Teix caught a break there.

315 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:30 pm

it often starts with a walk!!

316 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:30 pm

Alright! Made him work a bit...got a close call...got on base...let's go A-Rod!

317 joe   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:30 pm

Haha, nice walk

318 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:31 pm

1 close strike replay for the Phils.

319 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:31 pm

swing at strikes alex please

320 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:31 pm

That swing by Arod is depressing.

321 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:31 pm

Atta boy, Alex, atta boy!!!

322 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:31 pm

FUCK JUST MISS IT.

323 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:31 pm

alright good work alex

324 JeremyM   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:31 pm

Oh, so close. Come on Posada.

325 rbj   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:31 pm

Yay! A-Rod!!

326 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:32 pm

Damn I wish that would have gone out because I have no confidence in Posada.

327 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:32 pm

[315] It is ironic how base clogging sometimes leads to a rally...you just can't pre-

A-Rod! Damn...that was almost out.

328 JeremyM   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:32 pm

That's a home run!

329 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:32 pm

HOME RUN FOR FUCK'S SAKE

330 joe   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:32 pm

HOME RUN

331 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:32 pm

please be a hr!!

332 rbj   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:32 pm

Instant replay!!!

333 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:32 pm

That's a HR!!! It hit the camera. They better review it!!

334 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:32 pm

Oh, please, please, please...

335 JeremyM   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:32 pm

Come on umps, don't blow this.

336 wcyankee   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:32 pm

Wow, I just filled the cup...can we please get some more?

337 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:32 pm

IF they fuck this up I will go beat up a trick or treater.

338 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:33 pm

so instead of reviewing it these fat fucks are going to stand in the middle of the field and chat

339 randym77   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:33 pm

Replay!

340 joe   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:33 pm

I shit my pants if that's just a double

341 rbj   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:33 pm

Was it coming down when it hit the camera? Jeebus, man, of course. You idiot.

342 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:33 pm

Damn, conclave of cardinals.

343 wcyankee   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:34 pm

[337] I'm right behind ya.

344 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:34 pm

if buck thinks it is a hr it better god damn well be one

345 joe   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:34 pm

I'd like to see the video from that camera :)

346 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:34 pm

It hit the camera...it's a HR!

Wait...shouldn't there be a replay from the camera of the ball hitting the camera?!?

347 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:34 pm

If they don't call this a HR, I don't want to hear another word about replay because the whole inclusive evidence excuse is what kills the practice in football.

348 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:34 pm

yes hr!!!!!

349 JeremyM   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:34 pm

Is this the first World Series home run review? A-Rod was involved in the first one in history as well.

YES!

350 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:34 pm

Damn right.

351 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:34 pm

YAAAAAAAYYYYYYYY!!!

352 rbj   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:34 pm

Woo hoo!!!! Instant replay gets it right.

353 felix holt   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:34 pm

Thank god.

354 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:35 pm

Well, Girardi was not asleep at the switch on that play!

355 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:35 pm

All right, Andy, keep us the fuck in this.

356 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:35 pm

They got it right....now move that fucking camera back.

357 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:35 pm

3-2 team - life is back in this game

358 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:35 pm

Thanks for that, Jorgie.

359 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:35 pm

And Jorge goes back to swing at crap.

360 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:36 pm

Molina might as well catch every game.

361 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:36 pm

Way to keep the pressure on, Jorgie.

362 JeremyM   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:36 pm

That is why that call was so crucial. You can not count on Posada.

363 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:36 pm

Wow... ARod passes Molina.

364 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:36 pm

shove it timmy

365 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:36 pm

Robbie, you suck my ass.

366 JeremyM   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:37 pm

Pettitte should be hitting before Cano and Swisher.

367 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:37 pm

Po and Robbie right in line with a couple of smashes.

368 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:37 pm

So, the Yankees are now getting zero production out of the 5,6,7,8,9, and 2 spots in the lineup.

369 joe   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:37 pm

A walk and a home run sandwiched between a trio of two pitch at bats

370 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:37 pm

Right back to the shitty swings....nice. Hopefully Arod has arisen because it's going to need to be a one man show.

371 rbj   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:37 pm

[360] How about Cervelli. I know he's not on the roster but us zombies want a reason to scream "brains, braaaiiins, braaaiiiiiinnnssss!"

372 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:38 pm

Hey, guys, you want to hear something funny? Cano hit .320 this year!

373 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:38 pm

[356] Yep...no excuse to have the camera overhanging the fence. Though I am pleased that it helps the Yankees this time.

374 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:38 pm

feinsand says that was the first hr replay in the ws

375 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:39 pm

[369] And a dubious walk at that.

376 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:39 pm

I blame Teix for clogging the bases and A-Rod for killing the rally.

377 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:39 pm

[373] It didn't really help...the ball would have gone over anyway.

378 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:40 pm

So, the Yankees have hit one ball well tonight in 4 innings (one ball...not one ball in play). Having 2 runs is a miracle.

379 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:41 pm

ugh - alex what is up with your fielding?

380 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:41 pm

Come on Arod!!! What the fuck.

381 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:41 pm

Je-sus Ch-rist.

382 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:41 pm

Why is Andy not getting swings and misses with his curve?

Wtf, Alex?

We can't afford this shit.

383 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:41 pm

That's his 3rd error in 3 games in my book. For fuck's sake.

384 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:42 pm

We've never seen the Yankees play like this in the World Series. There is no Beckett, Schilling or Johnson standing in the way.

385 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:42 pm

[383] i got the same book - i might throw it at something or someone

386 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:42 pm

Andy....concentrate on fucking Ruiz damn it.

387 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:42 pm

has feliz stolen a base in his life?

388 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:43 pm

attention andy and jorge - be ready for the bunt

389 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:43 pm

That's OK...nice play by Jeter in the hole. Now please get the pitcher out.

390 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:44 pm

Better throws, Jorgie.

391 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:44 pm

[385] I vote for the douchelords in the booth.

392 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:44 pm

okay - that is how you do it

now get rollins

393 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:44 pm

OK. Now walk Rollins, because he's going to walk anyway, and go after Victorino.

394 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:45 pm

For all that's Mo and Holy, do not let Rollins get a 2 out rbi.

395 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:45 pm

Andy has nothing.

396 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:45 pm

[393] I think Andy is.

397 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:46 pm

stfu buck - it is not that complicated

398 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:46 pm

Good, Andy.

good.

399 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:46 pm

That play was very close to the one in Fenway.

400 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:47 pm

If Andy gives you 5-6 innings with only 3 runs, he deserves a lot of credit.

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401 wcyankee   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:47 pm

Knock them the fuck out. Now!

402 joe   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:47 pm

[397] I thought the Girardi interview was a little excessive too

403 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:47 pm

Very nice inning.
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Mid game strategy time: PH for Andy this inning? He probably only has one or two more innings in him, right?

404 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:47 pm

[395] that is a bit extreme william - he is off but he had a good enough two innings and is doing his oft-repeated batllecat with sub=par stuff

405 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:47 pm

[399] Which one, the O'Neill one?

406 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:48 pm

I wonder if Vegas had a line on first player to be inolved with a World Series homer? If so I'm guessing lots of people picked Alex. : )

407 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:48 pm

[402] definitely - those drive me crazy, and tonight's was especially annoying

408 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:49 pm

[404] He has no command of his fastball and little break on the curve he drops in for a strike. I am sure Andy will say he didn't have much out there and he had to grind this one out. It's not really an insult because most pitchers would be taking a shower now.

409 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:49 pm

Hey I'm back...did I miss anything?

410 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:50 pm

[402] What did he say? I'm not getting the Fox feed, so no annoying interviews mid-game.

411 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:50 pm

This team is so easily kept off balance. It's almost sadistic.

412 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:51 pm

good rip nicky!!

413 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:51 pm

What the HELL was THAT?

414 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:51 pm

Thank you, Swisher, thank you!

Praise Jesus.

415 felix holt   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:51 pm

Way to go Swish.

416 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:51 pm

2 curves in a row

417 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:51 pm

He's alive!

This makes Andy's AB tough.

418 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:51 pm

Fair ball!

I hear the Score Truck coming? he asked tentatively.

419 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:51 pm

I wish they would sit first pitch fastball.

420 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:52 pm

Good cut, Melky.

421 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:52 pm

I don't think Girardi trusts anyone to pull Andy yet. I don't blame him

422 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:52 pm

Good, hang in there, Melky.

423 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:52 pm

[410] the part i found annoying (well besides the whole god damn thing) was buck's line of questioning - especially on the replay

424 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:52 pm

Motherfucker.

425 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:53 pm

so no ph

426 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:53 pm

Melky has been really awful, too.

427 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:53 pm

ok, I have to say this.....pinch run Gritner, steal, and then pinch hit Matsui....

428 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:53 pm

HELL FUCKING YES!!!!

429 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:53 pm

way to fucking go andrew eugene pettitte!!!!

430 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:53 pm

[425] NOPE!

431 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:53 pm

Not the time to shit the bed Melky. Is Long even suggesting to them that look first pitch fastball?

432 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:53 pm

HOOOOO!!1
HOT DAMN!!!!!

Fucking Andy!!!!!!!!!!!

433 felix holt   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:53 pm

HAHAHAHA!

434 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:53 pm

[427] once again, I know nothing!

435 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:54 pm

Uh-oh, now Andy needs to run the bases. Maybe he should just wander off the base and "accidentally" get picked off?

436 joe   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:54 pm

FUCK YES. Andy wakes up the offense!

437 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:54 pm

[431] Long has been replaced by Terrence Long.

438 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:54 pm

Swishalicious read on that ball. Any hesitation and he's out.

439 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:54 pm

leave it to swish to make a slide into home wacky

440 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:54 pm

90% of players would have reacted angrily to being shoved by the catcher like that. Swisher bounces on his head, pops up and jogs away.

441 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:55 pm

[434] Don't worry about. No one knows anything, because...
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You just can't predict baseball.

442 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:55 pm

Ohhh, he missed the ball!!!

443 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:55 pm

Damn it, it sucks that Pettitte is slower than Molina.

444 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:55 pm

[435] surely andy had some practice with the astros

445 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:55 pm

boooooooooooo said the ghost booooooooooooo whoooooooooo boooooooooooooo

446 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:55 pm

Stop taking that fastball!!

447 felix holt   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:56 pm

FUCKING BEAUTIFUL

448 JeremyM   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:56 pm

All right! YES!

449 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:56 pm

YAAAAYYYYYY!!!

HOT FUCKING DAMN!!!!

450 joe   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:56 pm

WOOOO!!!

451 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:56 pm

yeah offense the score truck has been insprired by ine andy pettitte

452 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:56 pm

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HELLLLLLLL FUCKIIIINNNNNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGG YESSSSSSSSSS

453 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:56 pm

Jeter almost caught Andy!

Mo for 5 innings!

454 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:56 pm

um....is this the score truck?

455 knuckles   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:57 pm

BOOM! BAM! POW!

(superheroes knockin on my door tonite)

456 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:57 pm

Because I can't let it does, that is how Wang should have been instructed to run.

457 JeremyM   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:57 pm

[453] :) Don't give Girardi any ideas.

458 rbj   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:57 pm

Whooooo hoooooo!

459 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:57 pm

keep the line moving tex

460 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:57 pm

We have a pulse, ladies and gentlemen.

We have a pulse!

461 JeremyM   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:57 pm

Keep going guys, don't let up.

[456] I was thinking about Wang there too, we probably all were.

462 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:57 pm

[456] i felt confident that would get brought up by you :}

463 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:58 pm

Come on Tex....lay off these...hunt the damn fastball!!!

464 felix holt   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:58 pm

[454] This is the Score Minivan. The Score Truck will arrive shortly after the arrival of the Phillies bullpen.

465 JeremyM   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:58 pm

Let's knock Hamels out right here.

466 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:59 pm

C'Mon Teix. Get on base.

467 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:59 pm

Come on rally killer!

468 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:59 pm

[441] So you FINALLY agree with me!

469 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:59 pm

Oh yes!!

Come on, Alex!

Here we go, my man!

470 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 10:59 pm

A base clog is as good as hit. Now come one, rally killer!!

471 wcyankee   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:00 pm

Kill the ball. kill it!

472 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:00 pm

good night back pussy

473 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:00 pm

Buh bye, Jack!!!

474 rbj   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:00 pm

Aw, such a ghoulish performance by Cole.

475 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:00 pm

No mention of Alex hardly getting any of that ball for the homer. Just an opposite field laser on a late swing. Meanwhile, Werth's golf shot was an amazing sign of his power. Oy!

476 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:01 pm

[464] But the minivan gets better milage.

477 felix holt   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:02 pm

[476] The truck has more power and can carry a much larger load.

478 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:02 pm

[456] "Because I can’t let it does".
Wait... I take exception to that.

479 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:02 pm

Some serious decisions for the Yankees, too, though. Andy has to face the heart of the order in the bottom of the inning. Do you leave him in? How long is his leash? I can't believe he'll go more than one more inning...and with this rally, he might be up next inning.

480 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:02 pm

[475] plus the insinuation that the yanks were lucky to get that call and that is what changed the game - i hope those two get some serious trots tonight

481 wcyankee   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:02 pm

New pitcher, new op to knock that fucking ball out the park!

482 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:02 pm

Tonight's Score Truck is powered by THE MUNSTERS. ; D
http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i61/Salt_the_Catgirl/munsters.jpg

483 JeremyM   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:03 pm

Hamels did look pretty sharp out of the gate.

[475] I was thinking the same thing. We heard Werth's life story, testimonials from everyone going back to his kindergarten teacher, etc. etc.

484 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:03 pm

[479] You keep him on a short leash for one more inning only. Then you go to Hughes and hope he'll be more composed earlier in the game.

485 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:03 pm

[479] basically have to go bater by batter with him and ph for him next time he is up

486 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:04 pm

[475] ARod has something beyond Power. The balls he hits just travel much further then they should.

487 JeremyM   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:04 pm

A-Rod, just hit it hard.

488 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:05 pm

Fuckfuckfuckfuck.\

489 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:05 pm

ah damn - right at him

490 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:05 pm

Dammit...that was one of the best hit balls tonight.

491 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:05 pm

End of the bat. D'OH!

492 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:05 pm

That was an inch away from being an 8-3 game.

493 rbj   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:05 pm

Damn, well struck ball by Alex.

494 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:05 pm

[487] And so he did. Good sign.

495 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:05 pm

Let's go Jorge!! Let's go.

496 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:05 pm

c'mon jorgie - make william say something nice about you :}

497 wcyankee   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:05 pm

Well shit, c'mon keep the score truck going!!

498 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:06 pm

REDEEM YOURSELF JORGE!!!!

499 rbj   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:06 pm

Jorge, put a stake in the Phillies.

500 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:06 pm

Ya know, when player call Hor-hay 'George', it just sounds SO wrong.

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501 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:07 pm

Oh, Jorgie.

502 JeremyM   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:07 pm

Jesus Posada, really?

503 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:07 pm

that is not going to do it jorgie - fuck man

504 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:07 pm

[498] Unfortunately, not this time. Rough night.

505 rbj   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:07 pm

A horror show, Jorge, a real horror show.

506 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:07 pm

That's how you want to go out on 3-0. Atta boy, Jorge. SHIT!

507 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:07 pm

Posada just isn't very bright.

508 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:07 pm

Good fucking God.
Ass.
Goat.
Fuck.

509 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:08 pm

Girardi had better have one of his lefties up and ready this inning, in case Andy weakens.

510 JeremyM   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:08 pm

Jorge should not have a green light. He really seems to be the least intelligent baseball player I've ever seen of that tenure. I love him and he's our guy, but geez.

511 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:08 pm

nevertheless very good inning team - anyone who thought hamels was going to get knocked out of this game before andy raise your hand
and then give sterling a call

512 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:08 pm

Hey all!

Way to go Jorgie, way to let him off the hook you dumb bastid.

513 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:09 pm

In Jorge's defense, he thought it was 2-0.

514 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:09 pm

I can live with swing 3-0, but to be caught out in front really makes me think he just decided to swing. That was a knockout chance and Jorge really choked on that AB, just like he did in Game 6 of the ALCS.

515 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:09 pm

Jorge.
Melky.
Cano.

Really... the old Yankee Stadium MUST have had lead water pipes.

516 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:09 pm

Welp, it would be GREAT if Andy could manage to get six more outs here.

517 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:10 pm

[512] Hey, Alex!

Jorge frustrates...but things are a heckuvalot brighter now than it looked a couple of innings ago, no?

518 JeremyM   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:10 pm

[513] :) Oh my God. Too funny.

I don't recall him doing this stuff years ago. It's like the more he plays, the less he seems to understand the game.

519 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:10 pm

513] Actually, he was trying to lift the ball for a sac fly.

520 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:10 pm

[508] i guess my lasting legacy on the banter will be the name ugly for youk and some variation of the phrase fuck a goat in the ass.
my mom would be so proud :}

521 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:10 pm

0-2, nice, Andy.

522 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:10 pm

Sit Barbarino's ass back on the bench.

523 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:11 pm

[518] Jorge has never been the best post season performer, but with the bats not on all cyclinders, everyone's failures have been magnified.

524 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:11 pm

[518] in all seriousness maybe he has been "knocked senseless"

525 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:11 pm

Hang in there, Andy...don't lose him.

526 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:11 pm

Let's go ANDY!

527 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:12 pm

Whew, nice catch, Melkius.

528 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:12 pm

Nice. One away.

529 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:12 pm

Melky scared me on that.

530 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:12 pm

Phewwwww. That was a rocket.

531 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:12 pm

These are the big outs, here.

532 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:13 pm

[520] :)

533 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:13 pm

bad feeling here...

534 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:13 pm

No matter what, all outs are frustrating. Arod just missed and it sucked, while Posada gave away an AB and it sucked. When one happens, you think you'd prefer the other, but that's really not the case.

535 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:13 pm

Nice play!!!

536 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:13 pm

Nice play, team, nice play!

537 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:14 pm

Wow, NICE play all round there.

538 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:14 pm

good play

539 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:14 pm

Good play!

540 JeremyM   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:14 pm

Andy's been running a little bit tonight.

541 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:14 pm

Andy is going to need the entire offseason to recover from this start. Eiland should come out to give him a breather.

542 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:14 pm

Any time a PS record is mentioned, the WS record should also be mentioned. It's not fair to record holders of yesteryear to not differentiate between a 19 game PS and the old 7 game PS.

543 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:14 pm

So Andy for 6....Marte for Howard....Phil for 2/3....Joba for 1...Mo for the 9th>

544 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:14 pm

Now, just keep Howard in the park...you can do it, Andy.

545 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:14 pm

Not good enought for a replay, though. Yet. FUCK YOU FOX!!

546 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:14 pm

good for po to come out to the mound

547 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:15 pm

[542] Yep!

548 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:15 pm

FUCK you!

549 felix holt   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:15 pm

Bad feeling about Howard here. He's due.

550 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:15 pm

NICE

551 felix holt   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:15 pm

OK, nevermind.

552 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:15 pm

great work andy!!

553 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:15 pm

Time for Robbie to show up!

554 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:15 pm

Bravo, Andy, bravo.

You're a golden god.

555 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:16 pm

Pretty cool the way we have handled Howard.

556 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:16 pm

clapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclapclap

557 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:16 pm

Popped him up. Well done Andy!! Ya'know, he may get those six innings yet. What's Andy's pitch count? 90 or so?

558 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:16 pm

Classic Andy. Keeping us in the game on garbage.

559 wcyankee   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:16 pm

Bury these fools now. NOW!

560 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:17 pm

[542] Yeah but batting average at least isn't impacted....

Speaking of Gehrig.....I'm still amazed by the fact that in 1926, with 2 outs and the winning run standing in the batter's box (Lou Gehrig), Babe Ruth was thrown out stealing to end the world series.

Obviously Ruth made up for that screw up in spades over the next few seasons and it's largely forgotten by history (Most fans prefer to discuss Old Pete's hangover pitching) but can y'all imagine if Arod did that?

561 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:17 pm

[557] 83 pitches for andy

562 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:17 pm

Get him some runs, sticks, get him some runs!

563 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:17 pm

That was Andy's best inning...not only results-wise, but location-wise too. Really hard to figure. Girardi did a good job sticking with him so far because I was ready to yank him. Joe Girardi is outmanaging me big time.

564 JeremyM   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:18 pm

[560] I read a bio of him a few years back and I think that was a pretty big deal back then, and I want to say Lou was really, really pissed but I could be wrong.

565 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:18 pm

[563] I'd rather have bad Andy than anyone who might replace him.

566 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:19 pm

Criminy, Robbie.

567 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:19 pm

Robbie.

Fucking.

Sucks.

568 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:19 pm

1-10. Bollocks.

569 JeremyM   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:19 pm

Maybe Hairston should start for Cano for a game?

570 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:19 pm

Nice AB asswipe.

571 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:19 pm

[563] i have certainly been wrong tons, but i thought it best to stick with andy because he is able to pitch with diminished stuff and if everyone goes on short rest the pen is needed the rest of the series

572 rbj   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:19 pm

I didn't realize Cano was going as an out tonight. Jorge too.

573 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:19 pm

Maybe Posada isn't so dumb after all. He was probably thinking, walk....why? Cano is on deck.

574 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:20 pm

Cano hit .320 this year.

575 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:20 pm

I really want to see more than one inning with hard hit balls.

576 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:21 pm

i wonder how much of robbie's struggles are weather related - all those slow starts - he was dressed like a fucking snowman durin the alcs games

577 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:21 pm

HELL YES!!!!

578 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:21 pm

WHOOOOOOOOO-HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

579 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:21 pm

Nick is swishalicious!

580 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:21 pm

Swish has come home!!

581 JeremyM   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:21 pm

Whew! Yeah, Hairston should play for Cano- it works! :)

582 felix holt   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:21 pm

fuck yeah, Swish!

583 rbj   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:21 pm

Swish! Definitely not a rock in your goodie bag.

584 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:21 pm

Hey everyone, the Score Truck just pulled up and dropped off Nick Swisher.

585 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:21 pm

swishy has come back this game in a huge way!!!

and fuck off word press

586 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:21 pm

Hot FUCKING Dog

587 randym77   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:22 pm

Looks like being benched lit a fire under Swisher.

588 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:22 pm

One thing to keep in mind about Swish. The Yankees had played 7 of 11 games at home, and Swisher was awful at home.

589 felix holt   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:22 pm

Damn. Hit hard, too.

590 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:22 pm

[575] Satisfied, my friend?

591 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:22 pm

[564] Luckiest Man or The Big Bam? I don't know which "him" you mean but I'm guessing it's one of those.

592 JeremyM   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:22 pm

Melky hit that pretty hard too.

593 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:22 pm

So tomorrow bench Cano, Posada, Teix, Damon et al. Get everyone hot for Monday. : )

594 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:23 pm

well swish and his lady were supposed to be sumo wrestlers gor halloween so maybe that is related to his big hits today

595 felix holt   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:23 pm

Andy should hit a homer. Just sayin'.

596 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:23 pm

[590] Yes, well, not totally.

597 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:23 pm

I want to work through their entire bullpen...

598 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:24 pm

Good Swing. His battery mate should try it sometime later.

599 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:24 pm

Ok, four more defensive innings.

Andy for one more, Joba starts warming right away?

600 JeremyM   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:24 pm

[591] I read them both, but I just pulled 'Luckiest Man' off the shelf and it claims that the stolen base actually ENHANCED the Babe's rep as a "fearless swashbuckler". It also says Gehrig was on deck, which doesn't make any sense to me- it says Meusel was batting. I always thought Lou was up and always batted behind Ruth.

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601 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:25 pm

i think it is good actually to clear the pitcher's spot now - go back out with andy since he had such an easy inning last inning and then you can ph for that spot next time with matsui and not feel the need to even get tempted to double switch

602 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:25 pm

[593] shhhhhhh let's not get ahead of ourselves.....just burn through their pen tonight and go after Blanton hard tomorrow....

I wonder if Cliff Lee ends up starting....

603 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:25 pm

This is an ENORMOUS inning for Andy and the Yanks.

604 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:26 pm

[600] Oh wow, I didn't realize Meusel was up. That's odd that Ruth and Gehrig wouldn't bat back-to-back

I read both of those two and they're great.

605 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:26 pm

[599] Now that Andy has batted, and with only 83 pitches and a three-run lead, I might push him to start the 7th if he can get through the sixth with relative ease.

606 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:26 pm

[591] Iread Big Bam, and Montville said there was little criticism of the decision. Ruth's excuse was he ws trying to get into scoring position for Muesel and Huggins backed him up.

607 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:26 pm

Strike One. We Likey.

608 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:27 pm

so andy has the 3rd highest batting average for this ws

609 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:27 pm

Fuck me.

610 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:27 pm

Fucking Mouth Breather.

611 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:27 pm

Uh oh.

612 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:27 pm

jesus christ he nailed that ball

613 JeremyM   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:27 pm

[606] To be fair, it's Babe freaking Ruth. Dumb decision, but it's babe Ruth.

Aw crud, that Werth can hit, huh?

614 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:27 pm

[602] I really doubt Lee will start...he sounded like he really likes to work on five days rest with his regular routine.

615 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:27 pm

Fuck...hate to give that run back. Werth is a very bad matchup for Andy.

616 felix holt   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:28 pm

Well, that wasn't good. But I'm not too worried just yet.

617 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:28 pm

Man, what a BOMB.

618 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:28 pm

[615] yeah andy has to pitch around him

619 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:28 pm

Come on Andy...settle down now.

620 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:28 pm

Got to get out number one here.

621 JeremyM   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:28 pm

Well, he could've at least hit the Cancer sign.

622 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:29 pm

[605] OK, let me rethink that...

623 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:29 pm

[600] Meusel was batting behind Ruth that day and based on the number of plate appearances of Meusel and Gehrig it appears he was at-bat when that occurred.

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/NYA/NYA192610100.shtml

624 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:29 pm

Aggggh!!!

Where was that?

625 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:29 pm

Andy is very close to his limit now.

626 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:29 pm

Okay, GOOD, GOOD.

627 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:29 pm

Well done, Andy.

Well done.

628 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:29 pm

there you go andy - 2 more now

629 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:30 pm

Bloody good thing Swisher hit that home run. Werth is really something else, especially against lefties and especially at home.

Andy has really settled down.

630 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:30 pm

Where was that?

631 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:30 pm

C'mon!

632 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:30 pm

Got one there.

633 JeremyM   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:31 pm

[623] See, nowadays we would be killing the manager for batting Gehrig 5th.

634 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:31 pm

Fucking Andy, c'MON.

635 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:31 pm

don't walk this shitbird - c;mon

636 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:31 pm

well let's win this game first....I like how Andy recovered with the strikeout after Werth's homer....

I know that Mo can only pitch one inning --- I hope that our mix and match pen can get 6 outs to get the ball in his hand...

Also -- It might be nice if our offense rang up some more runs.

637 JeremyM   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:31 pm

Andy, it's Feliz.

638 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:31 pm

3-2, now finish him.

639 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:31 pm

Come on, Andy...get through the righties...

640 randym77   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:31 pm

Werth is an insanely good hitter.

641 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:32 pm

FRENCH ONIONS!

642 NYYfan22   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:32 pm

simma down na simma down na...

one more out, Andy.

643 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:32 pm

Oh, yeah, fuck you, Jack, sit down!

644 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:32 pm

whew - big k andy

645 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:32 pm

That a BOY, Andy! One more!

646 felix holt   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:32 pm

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

647 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:32 pm

Coming back from 3-1 rally jazzes me up. Awesome pitch, Andy.

648 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:32 pm

Andy doesn't have great stuff tonight, but he's been awfully good. Basically, all of the opposing runs were produced in large part by Werth + shoddy defense.

649 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:33 pm

2-0, c'mon...no meatballs here.

650 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:33 pm

shit - one more andy - no walks

651 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:33 pm

Is it me, or is this strike zone even worse than Thursday night's? And is that even possible?!

652 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:33 pm

"shoddy defense," his own included...but agreed.

653 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:33 pm

Aggggh.

What now?

654 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:34 pm

Shit. One more? Or pull him here? I'd let Andy take his shot at the PH.

655 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:34 pm

Now, Andy's night is down to one BIG OUT.

656 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:34 pm

That's a huge BB...curious why they pitched so carefully.

657 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:34 pm

Paul Bunyon? Make quick work of this bush leaguer.

658 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:34 pm

Isn't Bruntlett some scrappy backup infielder type? I didn't know he was also a mountain man.

659 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:34 pm

[651] it started very high with nothing low being called - now the low strike is being called but very little on the corners - so yes it is awful

660 wcyankee   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:34 pm

Knock this punk the fuck out!

661 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:35 pm

[652] That's true. Though the consensus here was to blame Posada. As you intimate, I'm not so sure that wasn't Andy's ball on the bunt.

662 JeremyM   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:35 pm

Bruntlett had an OBP of .224 this year. So who knows what will happen, but that's insane.

663 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:35 pm

Come on Andy, let's go!!!

664 felix holt   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:35 pm

Get this Viking bastard out.

665 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:35 pm

Pettitte's fumes are on fumes.

666 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:35 pm

alright andy really tiring - get out of this now

667 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:35 pm

Andy's a golden god.

668 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:35 pm

YES!!!!!!!!!! You the man, ANDY!!

669 NYYfan22   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:35 pm

niiiiiiiiice. way to battle back, Andy.

670 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:36 pm

I was kind of hoping for that out to lead off the 7th.

671 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:36 pm

Score truck, where's that damned SCORE TRUCK?

672 felix holt   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:36 pm

Thank god!

673 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:36 pm

great job andy - you obviously can't pitch to werth - but a great night when you really didn't have shit - that is our battlecat!!

674 joe   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:36 pm

So who pitches the 7th?

675 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:36 pm

Pretty nice night, Andy. Take a seat and watch the Score Truck carry this one to the BP.

676 NYYfan22   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:36 pm

why the hell did they show the stadium with the lights out? That was weird.

677 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:37 pm

Hate giving up that run, but Werth/Andy was scary coming in. Considering that he gave up 2 bombs, but only 2 runs, I am ok with tipping my cap.

678 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:37 pm

[674] i think he mixes and matches with robertson and cokey or maybe just joba

679 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:38 pm

[674] It will be Marte...I still want to go to Hughes. If Hughes could be Hughes, the Yankees would be back to playing 6 inning games. I really the idea of giving up on him so quickly.

680 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:38 pm

So Andy comes back out in the seventh, right?

681 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:38 pm

I hated giving up that homer there big time, BUT....

1. It was a solo shot

2. Andy minimized the damage on a night when he has shit for stuff.

3. They've used up a PH (now we can use one too)

4. They've spent another pitcher...Our pen is vulnerable (though I sometimes think we're basically 4 innings away from being dominant again -- such is the nature of bullpens) but so is their bullpen..

Let's get some runs!

682 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:38 pm

Bruntlett "hit" .171/.224/.238 this year, .229/.315/.333 vs LHP (.263/.352/.386 for his career). THIS is the best thing Manuel has to send up as a pinch hitter?!

Suddenly I am not worried by the Phillies at all.

683 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:39 pm

[678] Rollins and Victorino are better against righties, so I think he goes right to Marte for those two and then Utley and Howard.

684 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:39 pm

Please hit Durbin!

685 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:39 pm

No way Joe lets a righty pitch to the two big lefties...

686 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:39 pm

[678][674] Utley and Howard are coming up...we're gonna see Cokey/Marte for sure. Joba to start the inning against Rollins is my bet.

687 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:40 pm

[680] i don't think so - he seems spent - starting to lose the zone again a bit

688 JeremyM   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:40 pm

More runs would be nice.

689 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:40 pm

Damon or Tex should really take Durbin deep!

690 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:40 pm

[680] No way, he's done.

691 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:40 pm

Oh JD. That was a foot off the plate.

692 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:40 pm

wow....Joba is the 7th inning answer....

Let's just hope it's the answer to a question we like.

693 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:40 pm

[671] Hopefully it will show up here - I looked up "soft, chewy underbelly" in the dictionary, and Chad Durbin, he of the 5.19 career ERA, was pictured.

694 rbj   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:41 pm

More rain? Better call the game now. It is late after all.

695 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:41 pm

Tex TIME!

696 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:41 pm

It's on you Tex...this guy is made for you!

697 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:41 pm

BRUNEY RUNS!!!!

698 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:41 pm

Send Johnny, or lay back with Teix/A-Rod up?

699 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:41 pm

let's start this rally killing hr with some good old fashioned base clogging

700 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:41 pm

wow, stats be damned (even small samples), Johnny was heretofore 2-16 against Durbin, albeit with 2 BBs....how about a steal Johnny?

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701 JeremyM   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:41 pm

[694] I think all playoff games have to be played to conclusion now.

Come on Teix!

702 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:41 pm

Go deep, Teix, go deep!

703 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:41 pm

Let's go...

704 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:42 pm

Tex is only 1-1 against Durbin

705 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:42 pm

[659] And thanks for confirming, ms october. I've been in and out of the game all night, but what I've seen of the zone is not good.

706 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:42 pm

Good eye...

707 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:42 pm

Here it comes...

708 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:42 pm

HORRIBLE call.

709 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:42 pm

What an awful call.

710 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:42 pm

THAT's not a fucking' strike.

711 JeremyM   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:42 pm

Wow, that was way way outside.

712 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:42 pm

[701] They do, but they'll pick up with the same score and inning.....

713 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:43 pm

And then Tex goes after a pitch he should just let go....:(

714 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:43 pm

[709] Yep, and that went from 2-0 to 2-2 real fast.

715 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:43 pm

oh i am surprised that wasn't a strike

716 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:43 pm

Sub-optimal.

717 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:43 pm

Love them 55 footBULLSHITFUCKING changeups.

718 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:44 pm

gonna walk him

719 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:44 pm

Teixeira really saddens me because I thought he was post season slump proof. I thought the same thing about Sheffield, but was wrong there too.

720 JeremyM   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:44 pm

The ump on 2-0 screwed that at bat up.

721 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:44 pm

Arod is 1-7 against Durbin (yes SS) so why walk him?

722 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:44 pm

christ make them pay alex

723 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:45 pm

Show Werth a real tape measure shot.

724 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:45 pm

That was a better pitch than the one to Tex on 2-0.

725 JeremyM   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:46 pm

OK Posada, base hit here.

726 felix holt   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:46 pm

Motherfucker.

727 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:46 pm

jesus stop hitting him

728 rbj   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:46 pm

Stakes are too high for retaliation.

729 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:46 pm

And once again, an opportunity for Po's redemption.

730 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:46 pm

Posada...damn.

731 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:46 pm

That's fine. He looks comfy now again AND he'll be pissed off.

732 felix holt   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:46 pm

I have absolutely zero faith that Posada will do something good here. Absolutely none.

733 wcyankee   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:47 pm

Hip, Hip, Jorge!!

734 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:48 pm

[719] BUT he has certainly played good defense and you can't argue that Tex hasn't had a few key walks and homers?

***He walked against Minny which set up Arod's homer in game 2 of the ALDS

***He homered against Minny to win the same game

***He homered the other night to tie the Phils.

I disagree that he's in Sheffield Country.

735 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:48 pm

MLB must have ordered fox to stop show the strike box.

736 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:48 pm

Can't blame Jorge for THAT call.

737 rbj   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:48 pm

How fucking far outside was that?!

738 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:48 pm

c'mon ump - get a fucking clue with this zone

739 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:48 pm

JUST TERRIBLE

740 JeremyM   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:48 pm

See, I thought Teixeira would struggle a bit because he seems to be such a rhythm player to me.

This ump better call these for our guys!

741 felix holt   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:49 pm

Fuck.

742 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:49 pm

REDEMPTION!

743 JeremyM   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:49 pm

Hell yes!

744 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:49 pm

[735] How glad are they that TBS isn't showing the Serious?

I'm all for Posada walking here, but do we want Cano to come up with RISP? Then again, he's about due for a big hit in the Serious, isn't he?

Never mind, that'll do Jorge!

745 NYYfan22   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:49 pm

[708] through [711]

No joke... even gameday agrees that was a ball. look how far outside it is!

Nice hittin, Po!

746 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:49 pm

FUCK you Philadelphia and all your citizenry!

747 felix holt   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:49 pm

Oh, wow.

Thanks Po.

748 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:49 pm

Thank you for sucking Mr. Umpire.

749 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:49 pm

good job jorgie - it has been hard but i have kept the faith with you

750 rbj   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:49 pm

Redemption! Jorge rises from the dead!

751 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:49 pm

Make those FUCKERS Pay. Redemptiion song. C'MON ROBBIE!!!

752 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:49 pm

C'MON ROBBIE, You are DUE

753 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:50 pm

smoke one outta here, Robby...at 10-4 I'll call this one...

754 felix holt   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:50 pm

Cano, you can put this game near out of reach. Please do it. Please.

755 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:50 pm

I really don't remember what a Cano hit looks like.

756 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:50 pm

That was a foot outside too.

757 JeremyM   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:50 pm

Hey ump, you didn't like that pitch?

758 NYYfan22   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:51 pm

dammit.

759 rbj   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:51 pm

[755] They are a mythical creature.

760 felix holt   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:51 pm

FUCK

761 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:51 pm

YAY ROBBIE. WAY TO SWING THE BAT!!!

762 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:51 pm

Cano looked like he had no business at the plate there. That was an AWFUL at bat.

763 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:51 pm

Oh well...we got Werth's run back...

All those in favor of walking Werth the rest of the night please say "I"

764 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:51 pm

if the ump has such a shitty zone it is going to be hard for someone like cano who already has poor zone recognition to do anything

765 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:51 pm

If I was Long, I would tell Cano to just go back to swing at everything.

766 JeremyM   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:51 pm

OK, come on Joba.

767 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:52 pm

The bottom of the lineup has been pretty rough. Luckily Swisher and Pettitte brought their bats tonight!

768 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:53 pm

Was that last pitch in the zone or not? I watched it frame by frame twice, and I couldn't tell.

769 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:53 pm

Maybe Joba gets 2 innings if he goes 1,2,3 here. That would be real nice.

770 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:54 pm

[764] Very true...after the first awful call, Cano's second swing was almost like saying, "fine, then I am swinging at everything". Then, after missing the pitch, it's almost tike he said, "wait, I can't swing at everything; I will swing at nothing".

Here is how Cano needs to approach is ABs: pretty ball, pretty ball, pretty ball....BANG.

771 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:55 pm

Per Pete Abraham at the Extra bases blog, Andy's hit "was the first RBI for a Yankees pitcher in the World Series since Jim Bouton in 1964 against the Cardinals."

By the way, and I think this is a little sad because I like Petey, but he literally (and I mean LITERALLY) has no comments on his three posts tonight...Why even bother going to the game and blogging about it?

772 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:55 pm

Okay, STRIKE ONE to every hitter now.

773 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:55 pm

[769] Going to a righty here would be very risk business (although I would go with Hughes). Still, if you don't use a lefty here, it makes no sense to have them.

774 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:55 pm

[768] Looked like a strike to me. It's the first base side of the plate where the ump is screwing everyone.

775 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:55 pm

[769] No way Joba faces the big lefties coming up.

776 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:56 pm

[771] Why is he blogging about this game? Unfortunately, Pete is going to learn that the big media websites have no feel for or care for blogs.

777 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:56 pm

This is balls by Girardi.

778 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:56 pm

Scary............

779 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:56 pm

NICE.

780 JeremyM   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:56 pm

Good start.

781 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:56 pm

Is it wrong for me to wish Joba would buzz Rollins like he's Youkilis? Nah...I'm glad he got the out...I just can't stand Jimmy Rolllins...It makes me glad I don't root for the Muts.

782 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:57 pm

[775] Yeah, kinda getting ahead of myself. : )
Stay on the outside corner, Jorge.

783 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:57 pm

[770] yeah robbie is a see the ball hit the ball guy and he needs to go back to looking for his pitch instead of waiting for strike 1 which he seems to be doing

784 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:57 pm

Calm down, Joba.

785 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:57 pm

Joba's fastball looks pretty good, at least according to the gun on ESPN.

786 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:58 pm

I'd leave joba in.

787 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:58 pm

Clappity-Clap. 1 MORE!!!

788 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:58 pm

Now I leave Joba in for Utley and save Marte for Howard.

789 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:58 pm

Shit...three run lead, two outs. Yeah, stick with Joba, with a short leash.

790 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:58 pm

[776] Papers cover the Serious, and so do big media websites. Since Pete knows the Yanks so well, it makes sense to have him do the coverage . . .

The problem is, Boston could not be less interested in this Serious, outside of Pedro pitching. And so Pete has little or no traffic.

Well done, Joba. And now he comes out, right?

791 JeremyM   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:58 pm

I would too. The pitcher spot is due second too.

792 ms october   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:58 pm

i feel okay with joba

793 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:58 pm

STAY OUTSIDE!!

794 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:58 pm

[776] well, what's odd is that even when that "other AL east team" that Pete now covers [FN1] was in the series, we had hundreds and hundreds of comments on here.

[FN1] I already promised not to mention this team and/or comment on any of their blogs since they are no longer relevant to this season.

795 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:58 pm

Umm, WTF?!?!?! I love Joba etc etc etc, but no way would I ever let him face Utley here.

796 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:59 pm

[786][788] Yep, I agree with yousguys.

797 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:59 pm

Wow, 0-1 pitch was a change up.

798 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:59 pm

Wow.... Girardi's non-move impresses me.

799 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:59 pm

YES!

800 Just Fair   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:59 pm

WHOOO-HOOOOOOOO. Lots of Rocket outs tonight.

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801 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:59 pm

Great job by Joba and by Girardi.

802 monkeypants   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:59 pm

Whew!

So, the 8th will be Marte and Robertson? Marte and Hughes?

803 NYYfan22   ~  Oct 31, 2009 11:59 pm

Melky with the fake out toss to the centerfield fans. haha

804 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:00 am

I feel OK with Joba too. Maybe even back out for the eighth.

805 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:00 am

A-Rod with the tater but he got hit twice??
Joba-mania with the efficient inning!

So what's the mood, Banterers? Kind of Blue or are we doing the Funky Snakefoot? (back me up here, thelarmis)

806 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:00 am

I hate to even suggest this, but I'd like to see the Yanks pitch Marte to Howard and then bring in Hughes for the rest of the order (with the proviso that David Robertson warms behind him).

807 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:00 am

well a few long flyball but nothing serious

as i said earlier i *feel* good with joba right now - he seems to be commaniding his pitches fairly well

808 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:00 am

[795] OK, I'll shut up now. Well done, Joba!

Marte for Howard in the 8th, then Hughes vs Werth, yes? Or do we see Robertson there?

As well as Robertson has been, and as bad as Hughes has been, I think its got to be Hughes, because he's still less likely to give up a long ball.

809 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:01 am

[805] he's at a gig - out for basically the whole night

810 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:01 am

[790] Live blogging a Yankee game on Boston.com seems pointless to me. Also, that blog is never jumping during the season. In fact, it is buried within the sports coverage which is kind of buried in the entire Boston.com portal. I really think Pete made a bad decision unless he uses his time at the Globe to get a gig at the Times.

811 JeremyM   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:02 am

[808] Isn't Robertson known for keeping the ball in the park though? But I'd probably go to Hughes too, if he has looked good in his side work.

812 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:02 am

[806] Exactly what I would do.

813 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:02 am

Tremendous, Job, Joba.

814 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:02 am

[790] understandable that he'd cover the WS for the boston globe, but c'mon man, give up on live blogging when no one there even cares enough to follow a live blog.

815 wcyankee   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:02 am

Score Truck...Engaged!

816 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:02 am

please let's pound this goon

817 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:02 am

Let's get some against this ginormous asshole.

818 JeremyM   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:03 am

[810] I think he wanted to just go back home and cover his Red Sox, but it's a shame how they are using him. It seemed pretty obvious that you just have him carry over his format, or something close to it.

Then again, that hasn't worked so well for Jay Leno :)

819 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:03 am

[809] I shall Funky Snakefoot alone then!
Swisher with the good night? Awesome..god I hope we smack the crap out of Brett Myers now..I hate this guy..

820 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:03 am

wow Brett Myers...

Ok what do Bretty Myers, Ty Wiggington, Julio Lugo and Lawrence Phillips have in common?

821 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:03 am

Another good, aggressive AB by Swisher. Hopefully this carries over.

822 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:04 am

[804] Joba will almost certainly not be allowed to bat this inning, so another reason why I doubt he will pitch in the 8th.

823 Just Fair   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:04 am

Well, the pitcher won't bat so that ends Joba's night. Good work, Kid!

824 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:04 am

matsui is on deck

825 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:04 am

[805] Tense early on, but now I'd say Funky Snakefoot (even though I've got no idea what that means.)

Oh good, gotta have a Myers on Halloween.

826 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:05 am

[820] They all need to be put in the dohyo(fighting ring) with two drunk and angry Sumo wrestlers who do not appreciate men hitting women..

827 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:05 am

Are we really talking bowling? Really?

828 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:05 am

oh well that brett myers is a great bowler changes everything!!

829 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:05 am

[825] Oh good, gotta have a Myers on Halloween.

Nice.

830 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:06 am

[825] Nice, will hook you up later with the Funky Snakefoot, you'll dig it!

831 Just Fair   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:06 am

How can you swing at that shit?

832 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:06 am

[826] ding ding ding!!!!!!!!!!! Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO with the prize...Yes, they are all pieces of shit who hit women.

833 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:06 am

Id' rather send Hinkse up here...feels like we are wsting Matsui.

834 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:06 am

jesus. I coulda swore Tim McCracken just said, "Myers is acknowledged as the best vulva on the Phillies team". I was like, whawhaWHAT?

835 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:06 am

[826] swisher and his girlfriend were going to dress up as inflatable sumo wrestlers or some such for halloween

836 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:06 am

[822] Not a chance Joba faces Howard. No way. You're right tho - with the pitcher's spot up, I think we'll see . . . well I don't know. I'd say Matsui, but . . .

Never mind, its Matsui. I was going to say, "but why waste him here?" but if he hits a home run, its not a waste. =)

837 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:06 am

Bowling? Did Myers hit his wife with a bowling ball?

838 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:07 am

GODZILLA!

839 JeremyM   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:07 am

All right! Go go Godzilla!!!!

840 Just Fair   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:07 am

YES!!!!!!!

841 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:07 am

Did someone say we are wasting Matsui?

842 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:07 am

Godzilla!! Yes!

843 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:07 am

BEAST COMMERCIAL

great work matsui

844 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:07 am

FUCK.

YES.

GODZILLA.

845 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:07 am

Girardi is outmanaging my ass tonight. My goodness.

846 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:07 am

YAAAAAAAYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

847 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:07 am

FUCK YEAH!!!!
松井!!!愛してる!! (Matsui, I love you!!)

848 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:07 am

[833] Six to one, half dozen to the other...not many spots left for a PH.

And look...

BEAST COMMERCIAL!!!

849 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:07 am

MATSUI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

850 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:07 am

[833] I was almost thinking that too [836]. =)

Godzilla!

851 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:07 am

[834] Myers IS the best vulva on the Phillies.

852 Just Fair   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:08 am

Hey, McCarver, that's like a TURKEY in bowling. Asshole.

853 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:08 am

Now we can even begin entertaining thoughts of not using Mo, which is all the better for the next two games.

854 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:08 am

[845] you taught him well william :}

855 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:09 am

Interesting...the loosy goosey happy go lucky devil may care swaggering phillies look like they've got some puckered butts right now.

856 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:10 am

Throw Strikes and make it quick, Phil. The rain, she's a coming.

857 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:10 am

so marte for howard then hughes?

858 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:10 am

[853] OK then, so Marte for Howard, then Robertson for the next two, then Hughes for the 9th? Or Marte-Hughes-Robertson?

859 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:10 am

Nah, fuck Marte. With a four run lead and more rain coming, go right to Hughes.

860 Just Fair   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:10 am

So what happens if the skies open up? Wait it out until Mo knows when or play tomorrow? Very interesting............. Or just play through the typhoon?

861 OldYanksFan   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:11 am

[845] Well.... now I can die happy.

862 wcyankee   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:11 am

Finish it. No stats, no figures. DOMINATE!

863 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:11 am

[853] Easy now...

[854] In all honesty, he has made a big difference in this game. He could have pulled Andy early...didn't. He could have benched Swish...didn't. He could have used Hinske...didn't. He could have gone to Marte in the 7th...didn't.

That's like going 4-4 with 2 HRs and 5 RBIs.

864 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:11 am

[853] Yeah [858] I'm thinking the same thing....Marte, Hughes, Coke, Robertson

And if they don't give up any runs the pen will suddenly be great again...Such is mango...such are pens.

865 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:12 am

At his point, I save Marte just in case instead of bruning him for one batter.

Let Hughes have a clean inning.

866 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:12 am

Strike one.

867 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:12 am

Marte for Howard..i like it. K his ass!

868 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:13 am

Strike two.

869 Just Fair   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:13 am

Hey Lil' G! Don't crash into Swish. : )

870 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:13 am

i don't get why girardi thinks damon is better than swish though

871 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:13 am

Oops...Girardi has pulled Swish instead of Johnny for defense. Make that 4-5, William [863].

872 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:13 am

Ryan Howard hits RHP at home like Jayson Werth hits LHP at home.

So Marte is absolutely the right move here.

873 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:13 am

What do I know? Marte it is.

874 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:14 am

I love seeing the pitcher come in and put the batter in a quick hole. C'mon Marte! Let's do this!

875 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:14 am

[870] Johnny, wose arm is so bad that Girardi once subbed in Hairston over him for defense!

876 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:14 am

Suddenly the trade for Marte looks pretty good (if Tabata isn't the next Roberto Clemente)

877 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:14 am

[872] yep i agree - and if it had to be a rhp i would have felt better with joba than hughes

878 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:14 am

Strike three!

Sit.

Down.

879 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:14 am

Hell, leave Marte in?

880 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:14 am

good work marte - he has absolutely done his job

881 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:15 am

Girardi tells williamnyy23 it is better to be thought a fool than keep opening your mouth and proving it.

882 JeremyM   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:15 am

Nice job Marte. He has really been good, shockingly.

Speaking of, where's Mattpat at?

883 Just Fair   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:15 am

HIgh Fromage.

884 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:15 am

Please tell me we're going to walk Werth here...this is fucking insane.

885 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:15 am

No fucking runs.

886 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:15 am

[871] Damon is leading off...I think that's the right decision.

887 JeremyM   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:16 am

Marte, historically, is better than a LOOGY. Historically.

888 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:16 am

[884] Why walk a guy with a four run lead? If he hits a bomb, so what? If anything, it's a rally killer. ; )

889 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:17 am

So Phillies fans are a bunch of Bozos?

890 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:17 am

Posada just cost the Yankees an out.

891 JeremyM   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:17 am

Wow, Posada was crossed up- imagine that!

892 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:17 am

[875] i know not even an actual outfielder - but damon is up first next inning so that may be a factor

893 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:17 am

[881] Il est bon de parlez et meilleur de sa taire.

(or something like that).

894 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:17 am

[886] He din't have to lead off, if Girardi pulled a double switch, right? It would be Marte batting.

895 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:17 am

My first thought was, c'mon Girardi, you've got to pull Marte here, with Werth up.

But now I'm thinking, this might be the right move. Ibanez doesn't scare me, but he also doesn't hit lefties well.

(And why were these moronic Phillies fans chanting "Yankees Suck" back in the first inning? What do they think they are, Red Sox fans? Do they REALLY want that ?)

896 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:17 am

YES!!!!!!!!!!!

897 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:18 am

Strike three!

898 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:18 am

goddamn, these fans are CLASSY!

899 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:18 am

wow - way to go marte

900 JeremyM   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:18 am

Wow. He got him on that pitch twice.

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901 Just Fair   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:18 am

WHOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Sit down, fool!

902 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:18 am

I might love you, Damaso Marte.

903 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:18 am

Because they are moronic Phillies fans...LOL

904 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:18 am

Awesome job Marte!
btw..you think Posada and Marte/Rivera, etc..do they speak in Spanish at the mound? I would guess so..until Jeter shows up. :)

905 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:18 am

Holy shit....

Now we start Hughes in the 9th (with Mo behind him) and get his confidence back...Mo doesn't pitch at all tonight and then it's

CC, Joba, Marte, Mo tomorrow.

906 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:18 am

[894] No....Jeter made last out. He would be the guy you'd doible switch, except you'd never do it.

907 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:19 am

[904] yes, i have lip read them in spanish

908 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:19 am

YES

909 Just Fair   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:19 am

HOT FUCKING DAMN!!!!! AWESOME!!

910 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:19 am

Marte! Marte! Marte!

Hughes for the 9th?

911 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:19 am

Yes!!!

Wow!

Our pen is back!

912 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:19 am

YES, let's all applaud again, let's all applaud again.

913 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:20 am

Damaso!

914 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:20 am

Awesome Marte!! i am sorry for bad-mouthing you all season!

915 matt b   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:20 am

Marte! Nice stuff, boss!

916 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:20 am

I stand and clap for you, Marte! Thank you for keeping the bile in my stomach

917 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:20 am

great inning marte

i must say i feel a tad bit good that my faith that joba and marte would do well here has come through tonight

918 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:20 am

[906] Not at all. If he had pulled Damon for defense, he could have put Marte in for Damon and Gritner in for Joba, all with the plan to PH for Marte after one inning of relief work.

Easy-peasy.

919 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:21 am

Seven straight replays of Matsui's tater here on Japanese tv. Another 16 thousand to come tonight :)

920 wcyankee   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:21 am

Score truck...all cylinders full throttle. Hoo Waaa!

921 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:21 am

OK, ninth?

Mo? Not a save situation, plus there are games the next two days, might need him then. On the other hand, nail down the win that's right in front of you.

922 matt b   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:22 am

'09 Damaso Marte = '96 Graeme Lloyd?

923 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:22 am

[918] But you'd be losing Damon's bat and having to burn a PH'er. I would absolutely kill that move if he made it (which tonight means it would work perfectly).

924 JeremyM   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:22 am

[922] Man,I was just going to go there!

925 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:22 am

[918] but then you have to burn hinske rather than get damon's bat - i don't think it is a great decision but swisher is not willie mays out there either so it doesn't bother me that much

926 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:22 am

Yankees need to score more so we can put Mo on ice.

927 matt b   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:23 am

[926] Hell yes! We need RUUUUUUNNNNSSS!

928 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:23 am

Also, this is a tiny LF, so Damon has much less room to cover.

929 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:23 am

By the way, Happ threw 21 pitches, Durbin threw 29, Myers threw 18....I'm sure they'll all be available tomorrow, but maybe for not as long and maybe not monday too......

Chamberlain threw 9 pitches and Marte had 15...I'm positive that Marte is at least available for LOOGY Work tomorrow.

Hey...Let's be crazy and pitch Bruney in the 9th and really show the Phillies our ass.

930 Just Fair   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:23 am

More Bruney Runs!

931 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:23 am

[923] I don't mind losing Damon's bat in the 9th inning with a 4 run lead, for superior OF defense.

932 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:24 am

[926] Bottom of the lineup due up for Philly - do we really need to see Mo?

933 OldYanksFan   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:24 am

Well.... just checked out PeteAbe's 'Extra Bases' Blog on Boston.com. He has about 20 posts up, and the LARGEST amount of comments any post has is 24. 24!. At Lohud, Pete often got 24 comments within the first 10 minutes of a post. A number of posts had 5 comments of less.

After the tremendous following he had on Lohud, Pete's got to be bummed out.... not to mention the lower baseball IQ of the Fenway Faithful. Kinda disappointing to see this happen to Pete. Hope he's at least making decent money, because his job does not look like any fun.

934 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:24 am

[917] a dominant bullpen is one game away it seems...

935 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:25 am

Please no joking about BaBa Bruney until we win the WS..unlike Mo, Bruney is a "game-longer-er"..

936 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:25 am

NOBODY better act like the yanks got gifted by that call

937 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:25 am

[932] I hope not, but if the leadoff man gets on, he'll have to start warming.

938 JeremyM   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:25 am

No Buck, it was clear cut, and it was a home run you asshole.

939 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:25 am

[933] Eff him for going to Boston.

940 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:25 am

Let's go Tex!!

941 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:25 am

[933] if he's really a Bosox fan I'm sure he'll like it....and I think he'll build an audience but they need to let him work like Lohud.

942 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:26 am

Why can't he get going?

943 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:26 am

[938] what bullshit - they are already trying to act like that was questionable

944 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:26 am

Why is Sutcliffe talking about Marte coming out for the 9th? Isn't it going to be Hughes or Mo??

945 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:26 am

[925] Again, I don't mind burning Hinske with a four run lead (minimum). You're right that it doesn;t matter all that much. But I am not convinced that he kept Damon in because of his bat...he seems honestly to believe that Damon is a better OF than Swisher.

946 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:26 am

By the way, if we win this game I guess Jimmy Rollins will have finally gotten a prediction wrong because the only way it will end in 5 is if we win on monday night.

947 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:27 am

so looks like hughesy with mo in the wings if needed - but i will give hughesy some of my golden touch tonight and day he come out aggressive and not need to go to mo

948 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:27 am

[938] Joe Buck is an example of why nepotism is a terrible thing (Chip Caray too)

949 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:27 am

[954] Why can't it be Marte (though I think you are correct). I think Sutcliffe's main point is that it does NOT seem to MO for the ninth, which he thinks is very odd. I have no problem trying to save Mo tonight, but that's me.

950 JeremyM   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:28 am

[948] At least Caray likes baseball.

951 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:28 am

[945] yeah i agree with that - he really seems stuck in that mindset

952 matt b   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:28 am

See? A-Rod hits a tater and suddenly stops swinging at crap again. Let's hope he's settled back in.

953 Just Fair   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:28 am

One last chance to hurt one hard, Jorge.

954 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:30 am

[949] how do you respond to comments in the future? Will [954] say it can't be marte?

BTW, I don't want Marte simply because I want him available for tomorrow...he's at 15 pitches....at this point why push it?

955 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:30 am

[952] And FINALLY the announcers (O'Brien and Sutcliffe) have stopped riding A-Rod and instead have focused their attention on Howard's mounting failure this series.

956 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:30 am

Sutty just said Jorge is one of the toughest players in baseball history..I now am a fan of Sutcliffe!

957 matt b   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:30 am

I'm glad T-Mac decided to point out Cano's bat twirling ability to a national audience.

958 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:31 am

[954] I made a prediction, which is like guessing or random or something. Or so I've been told, right OYF?

; )

959 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:31 am

[954] yeah i remember marte not doin well in 2 inning stints last year and he was injured most of the year and doesn't have that much stamina built up

960 seamus   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:31 am

bummer. i felt greedy and wanted more runs.

961 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:31 am

Hughes on a short leash.

962 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:31 am

here we go Yankees, here we go!

963 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:32 am

[954]..............woe....[954] was ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

964 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:32 am

OK, Phil, redemption starts with STRIKE ONE.

965 seamus   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:32 am

huuuuuuggggggghhhhhhhhheeeeeeeesssssssss!

966 Just Fair   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:32 am

He is off his game. Some of the others are coming around. Maybe Jorge's next. Robbie's going to have to wait 'til next year.

967 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:32 am

Normally I don't like BP roulette. But Girardi has managed to get full innings out of his first two relievers, and he's taking the opportunity to get Hughes on track.

Really well played so far, in my humble estimation.

968 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:33 am

[963] yeah that was freaky - not quite like 134 but still weird

969 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:33 am

[963] That was pretty frickin' neat.

OK Hughes - all you!

970 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:33 am

not only was [954] me BUT it was about using Marte for another inning!

As Mel Allen would say, "How 'bout that!"

971 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:33 am

McCarver's worst moment of the night was talking about Myers' bowling. Why didn't he mention that he's a douche bag wife beater too?

972 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:33 am

[945] Another factor is probably more valuable to use Melky in RF than LF, so even though he is better than Damon, maybe that makes up the difference.

[950] In an interview, Al Michaels said his favorite sport is baseball, which really surprised me. I wish NBC could trade Michaels to FOX for Buck. Al Michaels was great doing baseball. I really loved the Michaels, Palmer and good McCarver team on ABC.

973 wcyankee   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:34 am

Finish it off..it's a given. Let's Go Yan-Kees!

974 matt b   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:34 am

3 outs, folks....c'mon Philthy!

975 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:34 am

Monkeypants could you please type a comment to [2000] and tell us how happy you are that we won the world series?

976 JeremyM   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:34 am

I have to say, if AJ or CC was whining about not wanting to go on 3 days rest like Lee, I'd be pretty pissed. Then again, who came out and said that Lee didn't like his routine disrupted? If it was anyone but Lee, that's bad PR.

OK, come on Hughes.

977 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:34 am

alright phil my reliever redemption powers are on to you kid

978 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:34 am

Strike One, NICE.

979 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:35 am

[971] he was talking about Myers' VULVA.

980 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:35 am

[964] You ask, Phil shall deliver.

981 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:35 am

That place is emptying fast.

982 Just Fair   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:35 am

A good outing here would be FUCKING SWEET!!!!
C'mMON Phil.
That''s a strike, blue

983 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:35 am

What strike zone does Hughes get tonight?

984 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:35 am

Posada is really a bad catcher.

985 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:35 am

[976] I actually heard Lee wanted to go on 3 days rest but Manuel looked up the numbers and found that he'd never done it before.

986 JeremyM   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:36 am

Guess Hughes really didn't like that call.

987 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:36 am

Wow, Phil missed badly there but still threw a strike.

988 seamus   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:36 am

that was a gift strike i think

989 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:36 am

[976] one of the dipshits on bbtn on espnews said that cc has gone in giriard's office to ask to go on short rest everyday but cliff lee has only asked manuel a few times

990 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:36 am

good play alex!!

991 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:36 am

Nice, Alex!

Two more.

992 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:36 am

YES! Two more, babies.

993 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:36 am

Great use of the curve.

994 JeremyM   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:36 am

[985] Oh, OK, I thought someone said he didn't want his routine disrupted.

Nice start.

995 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:36 am

One down, two to go!

996 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:36 am

[984] Po was just getting back for that ridiculous low & outside strike to IIRC, Melky (Robbie?)

997 Just Fair   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:36 am

The hook after perfect 94mph heater on the corner.

998 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:36 am

993) Agreed, great use of the curve.

999 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:37 am

Oooh, yes!

Here it is, hit it, motherfucker!

1000 matt b   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:37 am

[984] You have to make certain compromises to have a catcher with a career .379 OBP and 243 HRs.

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1001 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:37 am

He can't catch up with you heat, Phil.

1002 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:37 am

[976] Then again, who came out and said that Lee didn’t like his routine disrupted?

That was me [614]. I was all over that like [954]!

1003 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:37 am

Ouch...

1004 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:37 am

Like I said.

1005 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:37 am

Oh, fuck.

1006 seamus   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:37 am

fuck

1007 Just Fair   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:37 am

Fuck you Ruiz.

1008 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:37 am

Crap.

Mo time?

1009 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:37 am

Dammit. That was bad.

1010 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:37 am

Leave him in Joe...don't panic yet.

1011 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:37 am

ugh c'mon phil

1012 JeremyM   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:37 am

So Hughes is the mop-up man.

1013 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:37 am

Ah...not only does it make this a Mo game, but it's awful for Hughes confidence.

1014 matt b   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:37 am

Why can't we get this Ruiz out?

1015 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:38 am

Fuck it....leave him in

1016 Just Fair   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:38 am

Sack up, JOE. Bleh.

1017 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:38 am

Good move.

No games.

1018 Alex Belth   ~  Nov 1, 2009 12:38 am

Never fear. Mo is here.

1019 seamus