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World Serious Game Four.

The Big One.

Let’s Go Yan-Kees!

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1 JeremyM   ~  Nov 1, 2009 6:29 pm

Burnett is officially going tomorrow.

Same lineup as last night- I might have switched Cano and Swisher myself, or maybe batted CC 8th over Cano at this point!

Go Yanks!

2 Joel   ~  Nov 1, 2009 6:40 pm

Looking forward to CC giving us a Ruthian performance!

3 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 6:52 pm

Worried about all this three day rest shenanigans. CC tonight does not concern me - in fact I look forward to his at bats!

But I am certainly worried about "Old" Andy Pettitte on three days rest and Sabathia pitching a third game within eight days. Maybe it won't come to that - that would be nice. Not sure what to make of Burnett on three days' rest (with Posada catching, I assume [hope]) but we'll see I guess ...

Anyway I was full of anger last night and opted not to come online and vent. Things turned out great - I loved seeing eight runs put up by the Yankee bats. Swisher was such a relief and Matsui's home run another highlight. I do wish balls hit to A Rod weren't becoming such fraught affairs but other than that, it's all good. His home run was huge.

Girardi did another good job last night. I wanted him to leave Hughes in for another batter just because he might be needed going forward and that can't have helped his confidence - and his pitches looked pretty sharp. But who can argue when Mariano only needed I think four pitches to end the game.

Swisher has been killing the lineup and I really hope that he's turned things around. Cano is back to his usual tricks and who knows what Melky will do.

4 Joel   ~  Nov 1, 2009 6:56 pm

[3] I'm looking for a breakout night from Cano. I think Blanton is made to order for him.

5 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 7:04 pm

[4] Interesting.
I think Melky has been hammering the ball. Well, maybe that's an exaggeration. But he's been hitting it better than his hideous numbers indicate.

6 Hugh Mulcahy   ~  Nov 1, 2009 7:07 pm

Looks like a mismatch on paper tonight. But, Joe Blanton is a gamer. I like him to go 7, hold the Bronx team to 3 or 4. Phils win, 6-5.
I'm probably delusional but, it's a better feeling to be confident than fearing the worst. I'm also wondering if there has been enough fraternization among the teams that your guys get the flu for the last few games. Probably not.

7 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 1, 2009 7:11 pm

Hey Chyll Will, if you are out there this one's for you!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eStmClJrIwE

The Band + the Staples Singers = soul!

8 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 1, 2009 7:15 pm

Ah, you guys set the clocks back so it's 10am start here! Back in 90mins for CC & Banter!

Blanton's got nothing, I predict he'll be gone by the 5th.

9 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 7:18 pm

Man, am I glad the Gints game wasn't on national tv. Yankees for the split on the two sport doubleheader.

10 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 7:39 pm

[9] My wife and I had a previous engagement (a brunch date with another couple...you know you are getting old when...) this afternoon, so I fortunately missed the Giants debacle. Actually, I missed last week's debacle as well.

Sadly, soon baseball will be over and I won't have the Yankees to distract me from future Giants' debacles. Hopefully by then I will have WS championship #27 to think back on and raise my spirits.

11 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 7:40 pm

[5] But he’s been hitting it better than his hideous numbers indicate.

Well, he's certainly not hitting the ball worse than his numbers...

12 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 7:44 pm

[3] I am pretty calm about the three-days-rest-thing for all of the starters, believe it or not. I do think that Girardi should have a quicker hook with CC tonight so that he is as ready as possible for game 7 (which of course no one wants this series to get to).

13 OldYanksFan   ~  Nov 1, 2009 7:45 pm

I'm not all the crazy about 3 on 3 days rest. If we win tonight, I think we should consider Gaudin, a fully rested AJ at Hoem, and the CC, with a fully rested Andy to back him up.

RAB has a nice post about Swisher and his NEW batting stance, via Kevin Long.

14 OldYanksFan   ~  Nov 1, 2009 7:56 pm

"I am pretty calm about the three-days-rest-thing for all of the starters, believe it or not."
---------------------------------------------
Easy for you to say. You can predict things!

15 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 7:59 pm

[5] I agree. I think Melky's been very serviceable.

16 Chyll Will   ~  Nov 1, 2009 8:07 pm

[7] C'mon man, The Staple Singers could make Bob Dylan sound like Ronald Isley >;)

17 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 8:19 pm

[9] Giants? Their season ended in early October. Lincecum isn't playing winter ball is he?

[3] I don't like having everyone go on 3-days either. Maybe AJ can handle it, but now you move his start from the Stadium, where he has been very good, to the road, where he has not. Also, Andy gritted it out yesterday, but I don't think he'll be able to do that on 3-days rest. I really think the game 5 decision was dependent on today's game, so I kind of wish Girardi wouldn't have made it early.

18 51cq24   ~  Nov 1, 2009 8:24 pm

[7] nice, i just responded to you in the last thread saying that this version is awesome.

19 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 8:27 pm

[6] You sound nervous ; )

20 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 8:27 pm

[7] I can't see how I passed over your comment. The Last Waltz is a great documentary. The Staples should be more famous than they are.

21 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 8:30 pm

Let's go Yan-kees! I hope we can do tonight what we could not in 2003. I am a big non-plussed at the idea that the staff is on 3 days rest from here on out though -- it seems a little panicky since we're winning, especially if we win tonight. Why is Gaudin even on the roster if he's never going to pitch?

22 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 8:31 pm

[17] AJ on three days rest on the road is a different animal than at home, for sure. First there's his delicate mental balance. He thrives on his own dominance, but once he gets into trouble he seems to lose his mojo - his swagger. Playing @ Philly would seem to pave the way for multiple situations like this.

Then the more nuts and bolts issue - Molina behind the plate and an atrocious bottom of the lineup or Posada catching him and god knows that that results in.

23 JeremyM   ~  Nov 1, 2009 8:35 pm

I think Pettitte gritted it out because he didn't have his good stuff or control, not necessarily that he came in tired or worn down. I do agree that he is the biggest question mark on 3-days rest, but I think (hope?) he'll be fine.

24 Joel   ~  Nov 1, 2009 8:36 pm

[21] I trust AJ and Andy on 3 days rest more than I trust a Gaudin who has barely pitched in a month. Gaudin is there just in case somebody blows up early and we need innings.

25 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 8:40 pm

[23] I agree, but if he doesn't have his best stuff on three days rest, I am not sure he'll be able to hang tough like he did yesterday.

[24] So do I, but this isn't a one game scenario. The question is do you compromise game 6 to improve your chances in game 5, especially when Lee will be going on full rest.

26 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 1, 2009 8:48 pm

[16][20] Indeed they could! (Chyll, we'll save the REO Speedwagon chat for the offseason..I have issues...)

Btw, just turned on a morning-show here and saw Lionel Richie doing a spirited version of "Say You, Say Me"..guy has barely aged since 1986! The song hasn't got any better however...

LET'S Go, YAN-Kees!!!

27 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 1, 2009 8:53 pm

Just win baby.

28 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 8:55 pm

[25] Agreed about Andy.
[27] Hear, hear.

29 wcyankee   ~  Nov 1, 2009 8:57 pm

[27] That's all we need to hear. Let's go guys. One..Two..Three Dominate!

30 randym77   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:02 pm

Jeez, this movie tie-in thing is kinda obnoxious.

31 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:02 pm

[30] Yup.

32 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:03 pm

The Banter is still on old time - which reminds me, I need to set my watch back . . .

AJ on 3 day's rest doesn't bother me, but Pettitte on just 3 days does. One game at a time though!

33 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:03 pm

[30] What film?

34 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:05 pm

[33] Avatar. Coming out in December I think.

35 wcyankee   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:09 pm

Time to get ya some. Nothing but winning. We will prevail!

36 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:11 pm

sammy b said aj got hitting tips from reggie - let's hope it pays off tomorrow

37 Chyll Will   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:13 pm

[26] Okay, I don't really like REO Speedwagon, I mixed them up with Dire Straits (ack! WTF???) anyhoo, good call. And Brother Lionel was never right in the head after he left the Commodores as far as I'm concerned, even if he was responsible for more than half the hits of the early to mid eighties and successfully convincing people that Kenny Rogers was a decent crooner... ha!. Lots to talk about during the offseason.

38 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:14 pm

[21] it seems a little panicky since we’re winning, especially if we win tonight.

Or are they winning BECAUSE they have gone to the best pitchers each time around?

Why is Gaudin even on the roster if he’s never going to pitch?

I agree. I guess he's there in case of emergency mop up work. Because the more I think about it, the more I have come to believe that he is simply not an option as a starter (he's thrown only a couple of innings in the last month).

39 Joel   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:14 pm

[32] Pettitte is a warrior. He'll get you 6 solid this time of year with his arm hanging off.

40 Chyll Will   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:15 pm

[34] Boooo!

41 Joel   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:18 pm

[25] I give myself my best chance of winning in every game. And that best chance means my top 3 pitchers on 3 days rest in place of a journeyman who hasn't pitched in over a month.

42 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:19 pm

[37] Phew. REO ws just awful. I wasn't going to inquire, because we all have guilty pleasures, but REO?

43 OldYanksFan   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:20 pm

Well... Timmy likes the 3 day rotation.
We're doomed!

44 wcyankee   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:20 pm

Game 4. We win. 'Nuff said.

45 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:20 pm

[41] William's point is that you cannot give yourself the best chance of winning every game. You can throw Gaudin out there and have a worse chance in that game but a better chance in all the others, or you can take somewhat weaker starts from your top three instead of their best.

46 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:21 pm

[37][42] Hah, that's funny! Yeah, Dire Straits wayyy > REO.

Oh know, Sutcliffe's "Pick to Click" is CC trying to take Blanton deep...

47 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:21 pm

[43] Not necessarily. What if he likes it for the wrong reasons? Or maybe he's just confused.

48 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:21 pm

[41] Unless you think Pettitte on 3-days rest is better than AJ on 4-days rest, then you aren't giving yourself the best chance to win every game.

49 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:22 pm

[46] "Oh know" is excellent.

50 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:22 pm

[48] In game 6, that is.

51 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:23 pm

My 5 year old son is quick on the draw man. He was looking at the lineup and asked me, "why is CC Sabathia batting, Daddy?". When they showed the lineup before game 2, he asked where Nick Swisher was playing that night. hehe

YES! Leadoff hit!

52 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:23 pm

This is going well.

53 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:23 pm

good start!

how bout a hit n run?!

54 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:24 pm

I like Blanton.

55 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:24 pm

great start guys

56 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:25 pm

HELL YEAH!!!

plate 'em both, Tex!!!

57 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:25 pm

OK, now how about a triple.

58 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:25 pm

Blanton is toast.
[49] D'oh!

59 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:25 pm

Hey, Team, look at us go!

60 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:25 pm

Oh man - what a great start! JJ now just asked, "did the ball hit the camera?".

61 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:25 pm

I'll take that!

62 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:25 pm

oen thing in favor of going on short rest was steve phillips hated it before he got canned for diddling the intern

63 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:26 pm

early score truck

64 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:26 pm

Nice Start----Step on their throat and don't let up.......

65 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:26 pm

Dang, that would have been fun (if Howard hadn't grabbed that).

66 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:26 pm

I'll take that.

67 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:26 pm

get him home, Alex!!!

68 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:26 pm

Here we go, Alex!

69 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:26 pm

OH, FUCK THEM!!!

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

70 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:26 pm

WTF!!!!! these fucknuckers

71 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:26 pm

stop hitting alex you no control shitbirds!!

72 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:26 pm

christ almighty.

Phuck these phucking pussies.

NO DP.

must score more!!!!

73 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:27 pm

Phuck you Phillies.

74 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:27 pm

Huh.
Is there something the fuck wrong with these Phil pitchers? What's up with that shit?

Now I'm glad we have Brian Bruney on the roster.

75 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:27 pm

look at all that bullshit on blanton's hat.

76 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:27 pm

Man, the Phillies are fucking idiots if making Alex mad is their plan...Those fucks.

77 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:27 pm

bullshit

78 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:27 pm

fuck the yanks getting warned

79 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:27 pm

that warning is uncool

80 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:27 pm

C'mon Joe, get tossed here.

81 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:27 pm

I'm sure it wasn't intentional. I got pissed, but obviously Tim is right.

82 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:28 pm

All we need is some early drama.

Wonderful.

83 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:28 pm

It was kind of funny they hit A Rod last night since they were putting him on base when he couldn't do it for himself.

Not so here. He looked pissed and I can't blame him, though it obviously wasn't intentional

84 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:28 pm

at this point it doesn't matter if there is no intent mcasshole the man has been hit 3 times in 2 games - don't come inside if you can't control it

85 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:28 pm

when we have them in the elimination game and we have a 5+ run lead we should hit Utley in the damn face (courtesy of Messr. Bruney)

86 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:28 pm

Dipshit umps.

OK, Yankees, go up 13-0 so CC can retaliate in the 6th and have an early shower and save his arm.

87 51cq24   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:29 pm

warning us is ridiculous, but cc shouldn't let it bother him.

88 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:29 pm

Don't fuck this up, Posada.

89 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:29 pm

I was about to ask why Matsui isn't protecting A-Rod today instead of Jorge... Doh!

90 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:29 pm

I'd like Alex to steal here.

91 torontoronto   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:29 pm

Can someone brief me on what the "on-field delay" was about? I'm limited to gameday in the library.

92 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:29 pm

Total bullshit and totally intentional. Where's Shelly Duncan when we need him?

93 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:29 pm

[89] you and my son. :)

94 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:30 pm

[91] alex got hit again and the umps conferenced and then decided to warn both teams

95 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:30 pm

That's two.

Well done, Jorgie.

Well done.

96 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:30 pm

I'll take it.

97 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:30 pm

now they'll appeal and get the call, right?

98 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:30 pm

CC can't retaliate! He could be suspended and the unable to pitch G7 (if nec).

99 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:31 pm

[86] It can't be CC because MLB might suspend him (I doubt it but MLB seems to want the Yanks not to win)....I say let Bruney do it tomorrow night (or when we've got them beaten).

100 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:31 pm

HIT A FUCKING HOME RUN, CANO. For Christ's sake, do it! Redeem yourself!

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101 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:31 pm

[98] well he can't retaliate now - but he * could* have before with little threat of being suspended - not that i wanted him to throw at them but still

102 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:31 pm

Damn it, Frosty.

103 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:31 pm

i'll take the early 2.

how bout a quick, easy 1-2-3 inning from CC!!!

104 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:31 pm

I'm standin and clappin! 2-0 top-o-the-first. niiiiice.

105 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:31 pm

Best part of that inning is everyone had a good AB...except for Cano, of course.

106 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:32 pm

[105] except for Cano, of course.

LOL

107 torontoronto   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:32 pm

[94] Thanks! Sucks that we got the warning when it's 2000% their fault.

108 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:32 pm

[105] I didn't think Alex had a particularly good at bat...

109 wcyankee   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:32 pm

Shut 'em down early CC. Then drive the score truck up their fucking asses!

110 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:32 pm

Actually I think it was totally intentional; they're trying to take the inside part of the plate away from CC. They know Blanton likely won't pitch past the 6th -- this is to set up a high scoring game.

111 randym77   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:33 pm

Not intentional. I think their game plan for dealing with A-Rod is to pitch him inside and try to jam him.

Kinda sucks that both sides have been warned, though. CC's going to have to be careful.

112 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:33 pm

[109] This made me laugh out loud. I concur.

113 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:33 pm

[98] They'd eject him from the game but I'd be shocked at a suspension.

114 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:33 pm

[105] The most mystifying .320 hitter in baseball history.

115 torontoronto   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:33 pm

Urgh. How many of Cano's AB's actually go to full count? Dude needs to work on his patience.

116 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:33 pm

If Swisher can have another good game, I'd move Cano down to 7th.

117 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:33 pm

[81] et al.

I'm back after stepping away for a bit. Sutcliffe was convinced that Blanton hit A-Rod on purpose. It sure looked that way to me. Anyway...

118 Joel   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:33 pm

Are these Fox guys serioius? A-Rod owns Blanton and Blanton had an open base and a good DP guy up next in Posada. He threw the ball right at him.

119 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:33 pm

sammy b reporting that alex having a catch w/ brains before the game developed this series, but i remember him doing that both games i saw in atlanta in june.

120 51cq24   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:34 pm

i don't think it was intentional. but i think they know (before the warning) that they can pitch inside and if they hit him they hit him.

121 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:34 pm

[101] Well I'm sick of this bullshit. I DO want them to throw at someone but just not tonight. When they do throw at them I want it to be either Rollins, Utley or Howard and at their head.

122 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:34 pm

If I was Girardi, I would have simply told the umpire this: promise me you will take a 10 second break before throwing anyone out of the game should there be a HBP.

123 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:35 pm

i'm glad that was caught

124 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:35 pm

Nick "Always an Adventure" Swisher.

125 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:35 pm

Swisher and Melky still haven't ironed out their communications issues.

126 torontoronto   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:35 pm

[121] Part of me thinks it wouldn't be completely awful if Hughes comes in and plunks Werth when we're up 10-0.

127 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:35 pm
128 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:36 pm

[121] Come on, no throwing at people's heads. We don't want any actual deaths, I don't think.

129 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:36 pm

OK, yeah, have Bruney do the retaliation. CC won't be suspended, but you don't want to take the risk. So it'll be the 7th or 8th inning when we're up 13-0. And if the Phuckie charges the mound, he could get suspended too.

130 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:36 pm

The bleacher creatures must be there because I hear the roll call.

131 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:36 pm

Not liking the look of this.

132 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:36 pm

Our Elegant Outfield.

133 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:36 pm

Yeah, whatever.

134 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:36 pm

Hmmm....

135 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:36 pm

Guess the Yankee OF didn't show up to play today.

136 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:36 pm

and johnny "even more of an adventure" damon

137 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:36 pm

bollocks.

shut up mcasshole

138 wcyankee   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:36 pm

Well...that sucked. Crap.

139 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:36 pm

ugh

140 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:37 pm

Yeah just drop a ball out in the Yankee OF and it will likely result in a two base hit

141 OldYanksFan   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:37 pm

[85] Very UN-cool

142 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:38 pm

If he walks Utley I won't cry

143 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:38 pm

That was a strike.

144 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:38 pm

I see...bad defense combined with a small strike zone.

145 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:38 pm

Damage pitch...

146 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:38 pm

so the zone watch begins again

147 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:38 pm

And there's the damage.

148 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:38 pm

Fuck, CC! Get it under control!

149 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:38 pm

this is complete and utter bullshit

150 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:38 pm

Crappity crap crap.

151 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:38 pm

Shouldn't have gone for it there, CC, Jorge.

152 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:38 pm

Ok, that hurts, but I'm not concerned. This puppy is ours.

153 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:39 pm

fuck. I wish they could've put up a 0 here in the 1st. DAMMMMMIT!

154 OldYanksFan   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:39 pm

Lucky that that stayed in the park.

155 wcyankee   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:39 pm

Fuck. Not good. Ugh.

156 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:39 pm

That's a huge hit by Utley made possible by Damon's misplay.

157 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:39 pm

shit - cc has to be careful with utley

158 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:39 pm

I think 2-0 they should have backed off of Utley.

159 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:39 pm

Ok, please just fucking walk Utley, CC. Obviously he's tipping to him or he's right on him or something. I'd rather face Howard with 2 on than Howard with 1 on and 1 in.

160 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:39 pm

[156] did he break the wrong way or something? It looked out of reach to me.

161 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:40 pm

And here is where Howard redeems himself and the uncouth Philadelphia citizenry eat it up.

162 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:40 pm

Yes the problem is the ball that Damon couldn't get to.

163 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:40 pm

[160] He and Melky got lousy jumps on the ball. It should have been caught.

164 51cq24   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:40 pm

why not at least throw one slider to utley? weren't those last 2 pitches strikes?

165 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:40 pm

going back to damon's play - why the hell was he playing barbarino so shallow?

166 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:40 pm

Man, talk about getting squeezed.

Fucking hell.

167 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:40 pm

that was a strike

168 wcyankee   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:40 pm

Come on blue1 That was a fucking strike!

169 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:40 pm

[161] Jinx away!

170 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:41 pm

CC doesn't look like CC so far.

171 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:41 pm

In game 1 CC wasn't getting ahead of the batters, either. Now I remember that feeling I had all game. Ugh. C'mon CC!

172 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:41 pm

[165] i mean deep - why was damon playing shane so damn deep?

173 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:41 pm

Nice pitch, big guy.

One more.

174 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:41 pm

please k him

175 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:41 pm

Regardless of what happens here, I'd pitch around Werth right now.

176 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:42 pm

[172] 'Cause he's a stoner?

177 wcyankee   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:42 pm

Get 'em CC. Shut. Them. Down!

178 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:42 pm

For gods sake don't give up the lead here.

179 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:42 pm

[176] :}

180 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:43 pm

Smoked 'em.

181 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:43 pm

YEAH!!!

182 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:43 pm

OH, yes!!!!

Fuck yes, Big Man!

183 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:43 pm

just walk Werth...walk him.

184 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:43 pm

are these losers chanting cc sucks?

sit the fuck down yet again howard

185 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:43 pm

Big K. Now, don't let Werth hurt you.

186 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:43 pm

haha

187 wcyankee   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:43 pm

Eat That!

188 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:43 pm

[161] Once again - thanks!

189 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:43 pm

That's the way, CC

190 51cq24   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:43 pm

that was big time, he pitched around getting squeezed

191 torontoronto   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:43 pm

sweet money!

192 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:43 pm

thank you, CC. Now... let's with IBB Werth, or get ahead of him. Pleeeease?

193 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:43 pm

joe is on extra hands-on tonight

194 torontoronto   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:44 pm

I am PETRIFIED of Werth right now.

195 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:44 pm

[184] They are.
That's more than just pathetic: it's Red Sox Fan Pathetic.

196 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:44 pm

Fucking Joe go sit your sour puss down. The last time he tried this with a starter Pettitte gave up a bomb to Guerrero

197 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:44 pm

[193] I don't like that in the first inning.

198 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:44 pm

Shut up, McCarver.

199 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:44 pm

CC doesn't look that bad so far. He gave up one hard hit ball and has been hurt by the Circus Clown OF defense.

200 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:44 pm

CC is a 94-95 so he's got velocity.

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201 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:44 pm

Tim is such a genius.
You can't just walk JW, of course, because it puts men on first and second and increases the chance of a big inning. You can do it in the fifth, though.
Genius!

202 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:45 pm

[197] me neither - just play

203 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:45 pm

[198] correction, mcasshole

204 51cq24   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:46 pm

is he tipping pitches?

205 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:46 pm

[198] I haven't heard a word Timmy McCarver has said...All postseason I've been turning the sound down on the TV and listening to Sterling and Waldman. I realize they're not the greatest duo ever but their a hell of a lot better than McCarver and Joe Nepotism.

206 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:46 pm

Those balls were good pitches. Werth showed restraint.

207 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:46 pm

has he gotten ahead of ANY batters yet? I know he K'd Howard.

208 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:46 pm

[201] But I thought walks clog the bases? It's a paradox, walks are bad for both the pitcher and the offense!

209 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:46 pm

Ridiculous...you can't pitch around Werth in the first inning.

210 wcyankee   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:46 pm

Do NOT fuck this up.

211 randym77   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:46 pm

Don't have a problem with walking Werth. Since we can't plunk him.

212 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:46 pm

Not the worst thing to do, walking Werth.

213 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:47 pm

I'm sort of surprised Sabathia is having a rough time of it. Of course it did stem from some poor defensive play but usually that doesn't seem to bother him.

214 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:47 pm

[207] I'll eat me hat. I remember both Werth and this dude started 0-1. Now 0-2. THANK YOU, big fella.

215 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:48 pm

Yes!

216 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:48 pm

He's fine!
Stop worrying. See?

217 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:48 pm

atta boy, big man!

now...more runs please!!!

218 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:48 pm

CC! See-ya, Ibanez

219 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:48 pm

two big k's

now keep the score truck moving

220 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:48 pm

[204] I don't think CC is tipping anything. He's given up one hard hit ball to Utley. He's getting a littl esqueezed, and Damon screwed up in the OF behind him. Clearly he pitched around Werth. When all is said and done, CC looked pretty good, though the extra AB/pitches are not welcome.

221 wcyankee   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:48 pm

That's what I'm talkin' about!

222 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:48 pm

Sweet....limit the damage.

Ibanez was 0-4 against CC heading into that at-bat. He's a lefty so I'd much prefer facing him than Werth.

223 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:48 pm

[216] See See?

224 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:48 pm

Oh thank Mo. Hopefully CC settles down hereon. He's got the ability to own these brotherly bastards.

225 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:48 pm

[214] Also Howard.
You have a selective memory :-)

226 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:48 pm

i have had to change-up to the jeter fist pump cause my hands hurt from clapping

227 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:48 pm

[213] He didn't have a rough time...the he easily handled 4 of 6 batters and pitched around one. That entire inning was Damon not catching a weak pop up.

Damon is +1 in runs, but he also cost Sabathia about 15 pitches.

228 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:49 pm

[216] thank you for reeling me in. I'm over here throwing up in my mouth.

229 51cq24   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:49 pm

cc was good after the utley double. he threw at least 5 strikes to k howard, and the balls to werth were nasty pitches. 2-1 is fine for now.

230 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:49 pm

[223] Si si!

231 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:49 pm

All in all, once I get beyond the annoyance that they scored, that was okay. Though Joe Buck got a tingle up his leg because Sabathia threw 23 pitches or whatever.

Good for the Phillies psyche that they got one back and that's a pisser but whatever, we'll move on.

232 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:50 pm

[229] And before the Utely double.

233 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:50 pm

[220] yeah i agree. utley is just locked in on him for whatever reason - he is who cc has to b careful with tonight

234 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:50 pm

I bet CC would love to plunk Utley, but now he can't.

235 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:51 pm

[227] It doesn't matter who's fault it was, that was not an easy inning for Sabathia.

236 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:51 pm

OK. CC better get that same call, ump.

237 51cq24   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:51 pm

i just don't know why they only threw fastballs to utley who has hit 2 home runs on that pitch.

238 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:52 pm

any chance damon's horsehit routine on that play leads him to be subbed out for defense tonight ? (i'm pretty sure i know the answer)

239 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:52 pm

[230] Sea --- change for the Yankees as they break out the big lumber tonight.

240 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:52 pm

stop talking about football you fucking douchelord.

241 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:52 pm

that was a dickish strike three call

242 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:52 pm

Nice consistent zone, you fucking douchewad.

243 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:53 pm

Maybe Fox can put the game on a small box and show some NFL on FOX highlights?

244 randym77   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:53 pm

I'm wondering if all that short rest is catching up to CC.

245 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:53 pm

work him there, Melky.

246 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:53 pm

Yikes CC threw 24 pitches there. Blanton is only at 11 coming into the inning. His game log shows he was throwing in the low 110's most of the year, particularly the second half. His season high was 112.

But I'd rather keep Blanton around somehow...Actually I'd rather run up his count, get 5 runs off him in 5 innings and get into their pen again.

247 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:53 pm

he's at what 17 pitches. make him work!!!

248 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:53 pm

don't get hurt CC

249 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:53 pm

Good cut, CC!

250 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:54 pm

nice hack - park one in the bleachers

251 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:54 pm

[244] If it isn't now, it certainly makes me wonder - again - about game 7 potentially

252 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:54 pm

[238] I thought the same thing, but didn't have the energy to write something. Yeah, we're on the same page here.

253 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:54 pm

Fuck.

254 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:55 pm

"So he can hit???"

Wouldn't anyone who is playing professional baseball, whether pitcher or position player, be expected to hit lots of home runs in high school?

255 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:55 pm

Yeah, I have no interest in seeing Blanton's pitch count run up. What's the point? Is he really better than their long relief?

256 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:55 pm

[254] to have hit

257 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:55 pm

PLEASE have a 1-2-3 inning w/ very few pitches thrown.

258 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:55 pm

Strike zone definitely seems inconsistent. Girardi should do his job and work that ump

259 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:55 pm

[244] Maybe it might, but nothing in that first inning would suggest is has.

[246] The last thing on the Yankees minds should be trying to run up Blanton's pitch count. They should be focused on hitting him hard.

260 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:56 pm

Wow, inbetween innings they are showing Matsui's home runs again...just in case we missed the 64thousand replays yesterday...

261 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:56 pm

Ok, CC settles down here and breezes through Feliz, Ruiz and Blanton.

262 51cq24   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:57 pm

all that short rest? this is his 2nd start on short rest, and between them he pitched a game on a week of rest. if he has a bad game, it doesn't mean he'd have a worse game or even as bad a game in game 7.

263 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:57 pm

[260] we need more beast commercials!!

264 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:57 pm

[244] I’m wondering if all that short rest is catching up to CC.

Hasn't he pitched on short rest only once so far this post season, like ten days ago?

265 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:57 pm

[259] No, William, the approach matters. I agree that if he's hanging shit over the plate you blast his ass, but if he's off the plate you take strikes and let him run up his own count.

266 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:57 pm

Hey, if we get a nice lead, pinch hit early for CC, and then Bruney can bean Blanton!

267 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:57 pm

[261] I'm witcha

268 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:58 pm

This.

Ump.

Sucks.

Ass.

269 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:58 pm

I want to hang this fucking ump by his own intestines.

270 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:58 pm

[265] There is a difference between taking pitches because they are balls and building deep counts to work the pitcher.

271 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:58 pm

who is this fucktard behind the plate?

272 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:59 pm

Make it look easy, Swish.

273 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:59 pm

Ok can we please get Ruiz out?

274 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 9:59 pm

Ruiz and Posada chummin' it up. good for them.

275 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:00 pm

[270] My guess is that Blanton's going to go off the plate as much as he can get away with...

276 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:00 pm

[273] Agreed. The mission for tonight should include getting Ruiz out and not walking Rollins!

277 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:00 pm

That's a strike.

Thanks, Jorgie.

278 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:00 pm

Thtat's a strike if Posada can catch it.

279 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:00 pm

that was a fucking strike. catch the damn ball posada

280 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:00 pm

c'mon carsten throw strikes

281 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:01 pm

The ump has it in for Sabathia. Everything close, Blanton has gotten, and Sabathia is getting his fucking nuts squeezed. Girardi needs to get in this fuckin ump's ear and not give a shit if he's tossed

282 51cq24   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:01 pm

i honestly think cc is pitching against this umpire so far more than against the phillies

283 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:01 pm

[281] Agreed.

284 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:01 pm

[281] Yes!

CC should hit Blanton on his fat ass..

285 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:02 pm

Until that AB I really wasn't upset about the balls and strikes calls, but that was a bad one. CC isn't getting the low strikes and Blanton is.

286 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:02 pm

mike everiit is this douchelord

287 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:02 pm

[282] And against his defense.

288 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:02 pm

[276] Seriously I am tired of seeing Rollins get walks.

289 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:02 pm

Yeah Tim, Sabathia is not comfortable because his fucking nuts are getting squeezed you ancient turd

290 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:02 pm

Good.

0-2.

291 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:02 pm

[284] He should, except then he would be ejected. Wait until the seventh when the Yankees are up by five or six runs...then someone on the Phils is going down.

292 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:03 pm

Well done, CC.

Well done.

293 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:03 pm

i think that was 11 pitches

294 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:03 pm

11 pitches for CC...that's more like it...Couple more of those and he'll be back on track.

295 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:03 pm

that was a good inning - 10 pitches - total of 34

(i feel like mk - the fake michael kay on twitter would make fun of me)

296 wcyankee   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:04 pm

Score truck, you're being called. Overdrive please.

297 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:04 pm

[293] Yes, according to Gameday....by the way, hey thelarmis.

298 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:04 pm

Quick poll: Should I eat a brownie?

299 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:04 pm

yeah 11, not 10 for cc

keep pounding blanton top of the lineup

300 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:05 pm

[289] Stubborn ancient knave.

"You stubborn ancient knave, you reverend braggart, we'll teach you!" (that's from King Lear)

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301 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:05 pm

[298] should never be an issue. OF COURSE!

302 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:05 pm

[298] No, hold out for another inning.

303 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:05 pm

[298] Yes

304 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:05 pm

[298] No. You should send it to me.

305 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:05 pm

[298] yes - enjoy!!

306 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:05 pm

[286] i was talking to a female friend of mine from alabama today. she's into a lot of heavy metal and might come to the city next weekend to see some band called "Goatwhore". i thought of you w/ the Bama & Goat reference! ; )

btw, your month is in the rearview mirror. here's to ms. november!

307 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:05 pm

[298] Yes.

308 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:06 pm

by the way, Mr. Sterling would like you all to know that baseball is a funny game.

309 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:07 pm

Nice play.

310 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:07 pm

[298] absolutely NOT! ick. yuchy.

and RI - NO, i've never had a brownie before. ever. (true story)

fuck you, feliz

311 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:07 pm

Damn, Feliz is really good in the field.

312 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:07 pm

[308] It's not football, or basketball.

313 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:07 pm

Unfortunate.

314 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:07 pm

All right I'll eat a brownie, but not till the middle of the fourth ... thanks

315 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:07 pm

[302] see, you don't like brownies either!

316 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:07 pm

[306] goatwhore - that is great

317 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:07 pm

[310] Oh. I am so surprised.

318 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:08 pm

blanton can go 14 innings, at this rate...

319 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:08 pm

Sutcliffe just said that over the last two years no third basemen has had a better fielding percentage than Ruiz when you take into account range.
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I'm not even sure what that means, but I agree that Ruiz is a nice defensive player.

320 51cq24   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:08 pm

[310] is that by choice?

321 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:08 pm

McCarver and Buck discussing Pearl Jam.

Wonderful.

322 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:09 pm

[318] I hope so because if he does we'll score more runs.

323 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:09 pm

[319] Of course, I meant Feliz.

324 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:09 pm

Why can't Teix pull the trigger?

This ump is all over the map.

325 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:09 pm

[319] That erplexed me as well..

Eff You,ump.

326 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:09 pm

holy shit tex - that was a cookie

327 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:09 pm

[317] apparently, my mom used to cook great brownies. i never tasted one though...

FUCK YOU, BLUE. cocksucker.

328 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:09 pm

This ump is fucking garbage.

329 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:09 pm

That was a very un-Score-Truckish inning.

330 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:09 pm

[298] Yes.

And Pearl Jam has just jumped the shark that's to Tim McCarver.

331 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:10 pm

Yeah, that really is bullshit. CC is not getting that low strike call.

332 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:10 pm

Teixeira's inability to string together good ABs is the most shocking thing of this post season.

333 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:10 pm

I really hate this delayed Elvis kung fu fighting strike three call. This ump is not good enough at his job to merit such displays

334 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:10 pm

[319] where are you hearing Sutcliffe?

335 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:10 pm

[327] are you lactoid insolubule or something?

336 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:10 pm

[321] When Joe Buck goes into negotiate his contract, I wonder if he begins with "you can't pay me enough to watch a baseball game"?

337 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:11 pm

Big inning for CC. If he is right (and I think he is), he needs to get through their good hitters unscathed and hopefully without burning 20+ pitches.

338 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:11 pm

bach cello suite! prelude in G, Suite I

joe blanton is a crappy pitcher. we need to DESTROY him.

339 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:11 pm

[332] He's been rough overall, but I'm still glad that he's gotten a few key hits, walks and homers and his defense is still good.

340 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:12 pm

[338] Yes! That is among the most sublime creations of mankind.

341 51cq24   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:12 pm

[322] what about marte?

342 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:12 pm

[339] I am not letting him out of his contract. I am just surprised he hasn't been more of an offensive force. When they signed Teixeira, I thought he would definitely be the kind of guy you expect to perform in the postseason.

343 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:12 pm

[336]nHeh heh heh.

344 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:13 pm

according to pitch fx - most of blanton's pitches are catching a lot of the plate - he is mixing high and low fairly well, but mostly low and is throwing a good mix of fastballs, sinker, changeup, and slider

345 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:13 pm

[334] In my head. In Canada. On Rogers Sports Net.
.
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Seriously, because I am in Canada, I'm getting the MLB International feed, which means I get O'Brien and Sutcliff rather than the Fox feed. Only Fox could make these guys sound like Vin Scully.

346 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:13 pm

[341] what about him?

347 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:13 pm

[341] He'd be up there too, but I think Teixeira's underperformance is more perplexing than Marte's retrun to his normal history.

348 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:14 pm

[340] Yup.

349 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:14 pm

Quiet there tonight, I am sure I am hearing some heckling behind OB & Sutt..

350 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:14 pm

[344] Blanton is throwing strikes...the Yankees are just not hitting them.

351 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:14 pm

[335] no, just a picky eater. according to RI & Ms. O, i'm weird and strange. : ~

[340] the cello suites? yeah, greatest musik EVER! i played a bunch of them - on marimba - and 3 of the preludes will be on my forthcoming solo percussion cd. i was gonna record the 1st one, but it's too ubiquitous, as that recent commercial proved.

352 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:14 pm

[342] the kind of guy you expect to perform in the postseason.

You would expect that, but since you can't predict baseball....

353 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:15 pm

[350] yeah and i think they will again soon

354 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:15 pm

[345] wow I did not know that.

I wish they'd get Al Michaels & Costas or maybe Scully all by himself. I hate McCarver and Buck....

I know most of y'all don't like John & Suzyn, but compared to what's on TV, I've really enjoyed them.

355 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:15 pm

Posada's catching style has to cost his pitchers strikes.

356 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:15 pm

This ump is on some manner of hallucinogen.

357 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:16 pm

what about Teix? hehe

358 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:16 pm

NIce play, Teix.

359 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:16 pm

[352] Ha ha hah ah ah ah!

360 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:16 pm

[356] haha

361 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:16 pm

Tex is a vaccuum out there.

DAMN!!! i typed that *before* mcasshole said it. crap : /

362 51cq24   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:16 pm

[351] but what's in an apple or a brownie or all these other things that offends your pickiness?

363 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:17 pm

i don't watch utley enough to know - but can he be gotten with high heat?

364 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:17 pm

don't let him tie the game

365 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:17 pm

This is a tense moment!

366 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:17 pm

[361] :)

367 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:17 pm

[350] Tex hasn't been himself yet through 3 games and 2 at bats. BUT it's not like he's having a Dave Winfield 1-22 series. He did hit a HUGE homer in game 2 and he has a RBI tonight.

368 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:17 pm

I am scared.

369 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:17 pm

This ump needs to be fired.

I really have no idea what his zone is.

370 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:17 pm

Utley rarely hits an opposite field HR, so the Yankees have to make him go that way.

371 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:18 pm

Pop goes the Chutley!

372 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:18 pm

Thank Mo.

373 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:18 pm

finally got him!

374 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:18 pm

Good inning.

375 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:18 pm

Finally got him out!

Good work, Big Man!

376 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:18 pm

Excellent, excellent inning.

377 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:18 pm

nice inning big man - 46 now

378 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:18 pm

why am i blanking on the blonde in the directv commercial. wait, it's kim basinger...right?!

i should know that... : ~

379 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:18 pm

another 11 pitch inning for CC, y'all....

380 51cq24   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:19 pm

[363] i don't watch him enough either, but the way he swings makes it look like the best pitch against him would be a down and in changeup that falls out of his zone. his swing is so horizontal.

381 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:19 pm

[367] I am talking about the entire post season. Also, I am not trying to compare him to epic poor performance...just to my own expectations for him.

382 wcyankee   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:19 pm

Okay, enough fucking around. Hit the shit outta Blanton. Run the score up and make them wish the never made it to the serious.

383 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:20 pm

[378] No, but it does look like here. (Maybe ten years ago.)

384 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:20 pm

[362] the brownie/cake/twinkie dessert type thing - i think it's the texture.

apples - um...i hate the color red??? (yes, i'm fully aware of green apples...) : }

385 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:21 pm

[370] Good call. HIt Tracker shows that he is just a bout a dead pull hitter, at least on his HRs.

http://tinyurl.com/yht7dq7

386 51cq24   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:21 pm

we got pissed about the warning, but i think it will be worse for them since it takes away the inside corner against arod. let's see what happens here.

387 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:21 pm

[384] Actually, the best apples (around here anyway) are yellow. Golden Delicious. They are so much better than the others.

388 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:21 pm

[380] thanks. i definitely agree with the horizontal swing

389 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:21 pm

[378] yes.

Let's go Yan-kees!

390 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:21 pm

What is Alex looking at?

391 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:21 pm

WTF is A Rod looking at? Stop thinking, start hitting.

392 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:22 pm

[383] whoever it is, i have NO discrimination against her coloring or texture. would eat that all day & night!!! ; )

imo, you are a fucking douchelord, mcasshole!

why aren't we destroying blanton??? : /

393 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:22 pm

Tim McCarver: Captain Obvious.

394 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:22 pm

Man does Blanton look hittable.

395 wcyankee   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:23 pm

[391] Agreed.

396 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:23 pm

[378] [389] Wow, it is Kim B. (I just checked).

397 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:23 pm

[381] but he's also had some big homers and big walks throughout the entire postseason!

He got on base for Arod in game 2 of the ALDS and then homered to win that game.

He homered the other night. I agree that he's been off, no question about it, but he's not completely invisible.

398 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:23 pm

Wide strike zone back again.

399 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:23 pm

[394] Eminently.

They're not being aggressive enough.

400 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:23 pm

[392] yes, it's Kim Basinger. And Garth.

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401 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:24 pm

fuck you mcasshole - you do not hit the same person 3 times

[394] yep, patience my friend it will happen

402 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:24 pm

This is pissing me me off.

God, this is pissing me off.

403 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:24 pm

[387] you won't be surprised to learn, but i do indeed like apple sauce!!! : )

holy crap. cy fucking blanton??? wtf?! : /

404 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:24 pm

This ump is fucking blind.

405 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:24 pm

The Yankee bats are just lame...instead of whining about the calls, why don't they swing at all these awful pitches?

406 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:24 pm

Memo to Yankee hitters: this is Joe Blanton, not Cliff Lee.

407 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:24 pm

get your head out of ass you horrible ump

408 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:25 pm

If the hitters swung at the floating meatballs down the center of the plate, maybe they wouldn't have such difficulty with this fucked up strike zone.

Cano just made me vomit a little

409 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:25 pm

If the Yanks and Phillies keep trading 1-2-3 innings, Yanks win the game 2-1. But I still want the score truck to show up. Any time now.

410 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:25 pm

mmmm, kim basinger!!! ; )

411 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:26 pm

kevin long needs to have a quick hitters meeting - this ump sucks just swing at what you like and you will get a hit

412 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:26 pm

Jesus Christ.

Jesus fucking Christ.

413 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:26 pm

FUCK....I hope we can get Blanton out of there...He's suddenly pitching the game of his life.

414 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:26 pm

Can they just bench Cano right now? I wanna see Hairston, I don't give a fuck

415 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:26 pm

Cano is giving away ABs. Maybe it's time to have him sit a game.

416 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:26 pm

grrrrrrrr

417 51cq24   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:26 pm

maybe cano needs a day off

418 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:26 pm

omg. 11 straight? 5 k's? is this the yankee offense???

it's JOE BLANTON!!! destroy this fucker!!!! aaaarrrggghhh!!!: /

419 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:27 pm

Very, very frustrating. At least Cano has been good on defense, because he has been a mess.

420 wcyankee   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:27 pm

This is bullshit. Come. The. Fuck. On. Don't piss this series away.

421 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:27 pm

If we win this game 2-1 I suspect this is going to be the angriest Banter thread since game 5 in Anaheim.

422 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:28 pm

Can we trade Cano to Satan's army or some shit? He's making my blood boil like earlier in the season

423 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:28 pm

As an offense, the Yankees have been incredibly ill prepared. The Phillies have been using the same strategy all series...pitch down the middle for strike one...balls out of the zone thereafter. You'd think they would have figured it out by now.

424 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:28 pm

[420] Hola WCYankee....what's up man?

425 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:28 pm

[422] cheers man - have your brownie - i just got mine

426 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:28 pm

If I have to watch one more Yankee take strike two right down the middle, I'm going to lose my shit.

Frankly, I would have pulled Posada after that last out. He struck out looking so he could yell at the umpire some more.

427 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:29 pm

CC's gotta hold serve for two more innings to get through his spot in the lineup. Maybe third time will be charm for the top of the order.

428 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:29 pm

Oooh, good pitch!

429 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:29 pm

how was that not a strike?

430 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:29 pm

[426] All series, it seems like Yankee pitchers are getting Phillies hitters out, while Yankee hitters have been getting themselves out.

431 wcyankee   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:30 pm

{424] Sup bro! Just wishing the boys would stop screwing the pooch.

432 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:30 pm

Whenever there's a pitcher that a bunch of people are vocal about "we will/must score 50 tuns against this piece of shit loser" inevitably that pitcher does well. I wonder if it's cause the Yankees are thinking the same thing and not concentrating. Anyway it's as predictable as Cano making me want to untie his shoelaces.

433 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:30 pm

oh shit...here comes Babe Werth.

434 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:30 pm

[425] Oops I forgot! Thanks I'm going to get it now!

435 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:31 pm

[426] When you say "right down the middle," do you mean the four pitches that Gameday shows were on outside edge or off the plate?

436 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:31 pm

[415] Cano is giving AB away through bad play. I'm convinced Posada purposely gave that last AB away to prove a point.

437 wcyankee   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:31 pm

Can Joe please shut the fuck up? Crimeny sake. He loves whoever the Yankees aren't.

438 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:32 pm

This sucks.

439 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:32 pm

Sutcliffe *I think Joe Blanton's momentum went to Ryan Howard right there"

Yeah..

440 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:32 pm

Oh, just fucking shoot me now.

441 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:32 pm

ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?!

442 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:32 pm

Well that's embarrassing.

443 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:32 pm

Posada asleep at the wheel

444 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:32 pm

omg how did that just happen?

445 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:33 pm

Fucking Christ.

446 wcyankee   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:33 pm

What THE fuck!

447 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:33 pm

that was awful JoPo

and that was disgusting Howard. chew is the grossest thing of all time. yuck!

448 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:33 pm

please walk werth.

449 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:33 pm

Posada's catching has reached scary lows.

450 randym77   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:33 pm

Holy crap. I didn't know he had it in him.

451 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:33 pm

big out

452 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:33 pm

Very good.
Now they'll need a hit to score.

453 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:33 pm

Scream at the ump some more Jorge. That seems to be what you're good for these days.

454 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:34 pm

[435] Fuck a bunch of Gameday.

You're not the boss of me, Gameday!

455 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:34 pm

at least arod made a good play in the field

456 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:34 pm

Howard steals a base and Werth makes an out? In the same inning?

457 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:34 pm

now absolutely everyone is bitching at the douchelord

458 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:35 pm

WTF kind of late ass strike call is that? This ump is an insane gibbon

459 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:35 pm

another big out

460 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:35 pm

Attaboy.

461 OldYanksFan   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:35 pm

Has Melky hit ANYTHING the other way?
I hate his approach. He doesn't seem to know he's a shitty hitter, and tries to pull everything and clobber everything. I'd like to put Gritner in for a game. And maybe sitting Robbie for JHJr might be a good idea.

462 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:35 pm

Posada almost crossed up again...how does a major league catcher break down so completely. He looks like he is just learning the position.

463 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:35 pm

[443] Posada asleep at the wheel

Um. That was obviously stolen on CC, who was focusing exclusively (and rightly) on the batter.

464 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:35 pm

[455] I see it more as "at least A Rod didn't make a bad play" but yeah

465 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:36 pm

[458] An insane gibbon.

Yes, that's it exactly.

466 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:36 pm

[456] Paging Dr. Sterling, Dr. Sterling...

467 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:36 pm

[463] I blame the home plate umpire. He made Jorge drop the ball. Just like he made him strike out last inning.

468 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:36 pm

Mother of God.

469 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:36 pm

FUCK

470 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:36 pm

christ amen

471 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:36 pm

Phuckity phuck phuck.

472 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:36 pm

Great fucking defense by Damon, with an assist by Posada.

473 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:36 pm

Kill me now.

474 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:36 pm

Oh, man, that sucked.
Why didn't Johnny try to catch it???

475 randym77   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:36 pm

"Wheels'" Howard strikes again.

476 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:36 pm

Posada really sucks...Damon does too.

477 wcyankee   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:36 pm

Fucking shit.

478 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:37 pm

Johnny Damon is a disgraceful outfielder..can't throw out Ryan Howard...

479 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:37 pm

HE DIDN'T TOUCH HOME!

480 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:37 pm

great. wtf was that I won't even block the plate BS?

481 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:37 pm

he never touched home

fucking brutal

482 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:37 pm

fuck if po had held on he would have been out

483 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:37 pm

[463] Um. So Sabathia's negligence made Posada jump up as if he'd been literally sleeping and drop the ball?

484 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:37 pm

Holy shit. Howard didn't touch the plate there! Jorge could've picked up the ball and tagged him!

485 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:37 pm

[467] That base was stolen regardless of the throw.

486 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:37 pm

I don't care how good Posada can hit...he has become the worst catcher in the major leagues.

487 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:38 pm

Maybe if Jorge catches the fucking ball we'd get the call.

488 OldYanksFan   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:38 pm

Shit! He;'s out if Po holds onto that.
And why doesn't JD just throw to the cutoff man?
The ball would get home quicker that way.

489 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:38 pm

Okay, the umpire blew the call.

But why didn't Johnny try to catch the fucking ball???

490 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:38 pm

I hate these fucking umpires. Fucking hate them.

491 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:38 pm

HE NEVER TOUCHED HOME!!!!!!!!

492 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:38 pm

Damon actually made a good throw...the Yankees just have a DH playing catcher.

493 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:39 pm

[483] Howard had the base stolen already...he caught CC and Poada off guard, but like most SBs, that was more on the pitcher.

494 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:39 pm

Posada stinks. First he falls asleep and lets "Flash" Howard get to second, then he drops another ball to let him score.

Jorge, get out your boomstick, you owe us a run

495 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:39 pm

Good work, CC.

496 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:39 pm

[489] Why won't he swing the bat? Why can't he throw a ball without dropping it?

Its the ump's fault!

497 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:40 pm

alright score truck - it is time to make the rest of your deliveries

498 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:40 pm

CC now at 66 pitches which is pretty good after starting the game with a 24 pitch first...>That run sucked but we're just going to have to get it back. The Phils aren't going to quit -- they're like Anaheim like that.

499 51cq24   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:40 pm

i agree that posada could have held on and then he should have been called out, but that's a very tough play on a short hop while the big runner is crashing into you. damon made a decent throw for him, but it looked like he could have caught that ball.

500 wcyankee   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:40 pm

Can we PLEASE score now...like, lots of runs..a whole shit of 'em. That would work nicely.

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501 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:40 pm

If Sabathia had a decent LF'er and catcher, he would be cruising on a shutout.

Posada has been the worst player in this series for the Yankees.

502 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:40 pm

[492] Yep. Decent thro for him. But I thought he had a shot to catch it on the line. That's two balls where it looked like he got a bad break off the bat.

503 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:40 pm

i would LOVE for CC to go thru the order 1 more time - 3 innings, no baserunners.

we need to score here, now and often!!!

504 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:41 pm

I'd feel more confident if we weren't facing Cy Blanton, with Helen Keller umping homeplate.

505 wcyankee   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:41 pm

Po, you're a Yankee. Play like one.

506 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:42 pm

[502] Decent chance? He just stood there waiting for it. I can't believe he didn't try to catch it.

507 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:42 pm

[493] Posada didn't even have his uniform on. He was in his nightgown, reading a book to his kids then dozed off and then saw Howard. Then he made himself a cup of coffee, then he fell back asleep. Then he dropped the ball. Then Johnny Damon telekinetically "pushed" the ball to home plate, and Posada thought he was still dreaming. But that shit was real!

508 wcyankee   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:42 pm

[504] Hellen would be more accurate.

509 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:42 pm

The Yankees bats and gloves are doing their best to completely squander the big advantage they had in this series.

510 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:43 pm

Nick get the walk.

511 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:43 pm

Nice.

Four pitches.

512 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:43 pm

That's the Blanton I love.

513 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:43 pm

good GOOOD! let's do this shite

514 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:43 pm

Wow that's usually a strike according to the home plate ump from hell

515 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:43 pm

Ok yes I am crazy, but I'd pinch run Gritner here and steal second.

516 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:43 pm

good start, Swish.

let's go Robbie!

517 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:43 pm

a 4 pitch pitch base-clogging is often where it starts!!

518 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:44 pm

Swisher BB = good

519 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:44 pm

[501] He has done a fine job of whining though. That has to be good for something

520 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:44 pm

[506] I agree, but it seems like the consensus is to blame Posada for everything---and even suggest thathe has been the worst player in the series!---so I thought it best not to put to much blame on Damon.

521 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:44 pm

[516] i meant Melky. the other C & C...

522 OldYanksFan   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:44 pm

Yes Timmy... Swish doubled off of a Pettitte Curveball.

523 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:44 pm

c'mon Robbie. Don't give it away!

524 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:44 pm

[515] Yes, that's crazy.

525 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:44 pm

Need Melky to get it together for a minute here.

526 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:45 pm

Good try, Chutley!

527 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:45 pm

Yes!!

528 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:45 pm

Thanks Chase!!!!!!

529 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:45 pm

What the hell was that?

530 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:45 pm

hehe... that was a funny trick. idiot.

531 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:45 pm

That was awesome. I now love Chase Utley. Class act

532 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:45 pm

good!

sac bunt. please be successful CC

533 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:45 pm

okay good start - does cc bunt?

534 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:45 pm

Beautiful!

Make something happen here for Christ's sake!

535 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:45 pm

So, I guess CC is bunting?
.
.
.
See how hard it is to manage in the NL!

536 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:45 pm

So I see that Mike Everitt is as awful, or perhaps even worse, than both Jeff Nelson and Brian Gorman, at calling the strike zone.

OK, all I want now is for CC to jack one.

537 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:45 pm

That's the way to turn a DP into a hit!

538 wcyankee   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:45 pm

What's the call? CC bunt?

539 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:45 pm

Here is a situation where nobody is going to yell at Joe for a bunt.

540 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:46 pm

[524] I know...It's the Casey Stengel in me.

541 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:46 pm

If they charge hard, I would have him take a chop swing here.

542 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:46 pm

Hmm, maybe Sabathia should just swing away here

543 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:46 pm

That was a Swisher bunt

544 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:46 pm

Screw this bunting shit. No outs, let the big man swing away - he's got power.

545 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:46 pm

My eyeball hurts.

546 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:46 pm

Christ I hate this ump

547 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:46 pm

Um, are those pretend bunts?

548 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:46 pm

GOD DAMN! that was a foot outside!

549 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:46 pm

Let him swing! Maybe he'll hit one out.

550 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:47 pm

He said "fuck"!

551 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:47 pm

Why???

552 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:47 pm

OK, that was not optimal, but not very damaging.

553 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:47 pm

Jesus.

554 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:47 pm

FUCK!

555 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:47 pm

not again

556 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:47 pm

What a waste. Why not let him swing?

557 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:47 pm

oh no. that was fucking brutal.

twice now in the world fucking serious.

this SUCKS!!!

don't bunt, cap'n!!!

558 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:47 pm

I'm glad he followed the Yankees strategy of taking strike two. That has been very effective tonight.

559 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:47 pm

Fuck.

Fuck.

Come on, Captain.

560 wcyankee   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:47 pm

Why? Why? Stupid.

561 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:47 pm

He totally should have swung when he got to strike two. Oh well.

562 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:47 pm

[552] That's a silver lining I guess.

563 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:47 pm

Please, Jeter, no DP.

564 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:47 pm

What is everyone looking at???

565 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:48 pm

Why won't they swing at the pitch? Ever?

566 51cq24   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:48 pm

[556] because if he swings there's a good chance he hits into a dp. he isn't a good hitter, he's a good hitter for a pitcher.

567 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:48 pm

[558] The pitch was about nine inches outside.

568 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:48 pm

cc obviously took batting practice but not bunting practice

569 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:48 pm

Come on ump, that looked like a strike right down the bottom to me.

570 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:48 pm

[561] I would have let him bunt, but I guess I'm paranoid about the pitcher hitting into a DP.

571 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:48 pm

YES!

572 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:48 pm

Okay. I'm happier now.

573 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:48 pm

Oh captain, my captain!!!

574 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:48 pm

yeah - way to find the hole cap

575 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:48 pm

YES!

576 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:48 pm

Yay! Cap'n Clutch!!

577 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:49 pm

CAPTAIN!!!

578 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:49 pm

Nice. Let's salt this mother fucking game away for the love of god.

579 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:49 pm

Oh, yess!!!

I thought that was a 6-4-3.

Whew!

580 wcyankee   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:49 pm

Yeee Haaaw!

581 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:49 pm

Anyone else see Joe Posnanski's latest blog post that described Derek Zumsteg's 2nd Guesser iPhone app? All I can think about now.

YES! Captain!

582 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:49 pm

Yes! Cap'n got it back for us...Now what the hell, why not get some more runs..

583 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:49 pm

[570] Corner IFs way in, he has a great chance to get a hit.
But, whatever.

584 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:49 pm

c'mon jd - keep it going

585 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:49 pm

I want some more runs goddammit! Right now!

586 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:50 pm

[579] I knew they wouldn't get Jeter on that play, but I thought it was a force out at second.

587 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:50 pm

[574] i'm guessing you're not the first girl to tell him that! ; )

588 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:50 pm

Is that an unearned run?

589 wcyankee   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:50 pm

Your name is Damon, not DP.

590 OldYanksFan   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:50 pm

Off the bat, that ball had DP written all over it. Man, Jetes has great Karma.

591 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:51 pm

Fuck yes. FUCK YES.

592 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:51 pm

And yes I know CC's a pitcher - but if he can't bunt, ugh. If the worry is a double play, then just tell him not to take the bat off his shoulder.

Fall in fall in fall in - YES! Let's go Score Truck!

593 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:51 pm

Oh, fuck yeah!!!!!

It fell, it fell!!!

594 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:51 pm

and THAT is how you touch home plate

hi gang

595 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:51 pm

oh man. The Yankees are back, Baby!

WooooooHoooo!

596 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:51 pm

YES!!

597 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:51 pm

And Melky makes sure to touch home!

598 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:51 pm

Oh God. I was terrified that Melky was never gonna touch home.

599 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:51 pm

yeah - score truck by jd - good job melky too

600 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:51 pm

JOH-NNY DA-MON!!!!

great running, Leche!!!

fuck you word press

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601 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:51 pm

What the hell was Melky looking at? It worked out, but jesus man, put your head down and run.

602 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:51 pm

[587} :)

JD with the bloop..like it!

603 OldYanksFan   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:51 pm

Melky doesn't slide???? A bit of luck there.

604 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:52 pm

Suzyn, "Now Melky missed the plate but went back and touched it....[sarcastic tone] unlike Ryan Howard!"

605 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:52 pm

Come on Teixeira!

606 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:52 pm

William, if Teix gets a hit here, I want some acknowledgment of his clutchiness

607 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:52 pm

Damn.

Nice rip, Teix.

608 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:52 pm

I'ma use reverse psychology: damn... Teix is up.

609 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:52 pm

[594] hi raging

[600] yeah word press is too god damn dictatorial

610 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:52 pm

it would be lovely if Tex decided to bust out right here

611 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:52 pm

ruiz tried to touch the plate. what - did he think it was a force out???

612 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:53 pm

[601] Sterling said Melky slowed down because he was concerned Werth might make the catch.

613 OldYanksFan   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:53 pm

Melky... dumb luck. Who'ld have thunkit.

614 joe   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:53 pm

[603] I think Ruiz may have been standing like a wall several feet in front of home, but I could be completely wrong

615 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:53 pm

I have a feeling this is going nowhere.

616 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:53 pm

Blanton is baffled, cause the ump just remembered day 1 of ump school.

617 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:53 pm

Damn, just missed it.

618 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:53 pm

Damn.

At least he had two hard hit balls that ab.

619 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:53 pm

i really wish Tex was mashing.

c'mon Alex - payback for all the plunking!!!

620 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:54 pm

Oh, Alex!

Crush that pitch!

621 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:54 pm

i don't think melky could have stopped there plus it was a bit of a late stop sign

622 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:54 pm

yeah come inside again bitch

623 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:54 pm

Teix had a good swing, I thought.

624 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:55 pm

Fuck.

Fuck.

625 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:55 pm

FUCK!

626 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:55 pm

Damn. Only two.

627 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:55 pm

Its for the best. I couldn't watch Posada strike out looking with men on base again.

628 51cq24   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:55 pm

i think they both just missed

629 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:55 pm

Just missed it, dang. So did Teix, for that matter.

630 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:55 pm

fuckin eh

well all in all a productive inning

631 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:55 pm

dammit. but at least we got the 2-run lead back.

now...let's keep it there.

LET'S GO CC!!!!!!!!

632 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:55 pm

2 runs is nice - more would have been nicer though
alright shut em down big man

633 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:55 pm

And A-Rod just missed that too. Oh well, maybe they get one more shot at Blanton (though I bet Manuel PH this inning).

634 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:55 pm

If just one of Teixeira, Cano or Posada was playing close to their ability, the Yankees would have swept the Angels and possibly been poised to do the same to the Phillies tonight.

635 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:56 pm

[633] That's means the Phillies will bat around, so I hope not.

636 51cq24   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:57 pm

[634] i wonder if philly fans think that

637 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:57 pm

seriously, does anyone think Avatar looks even decent? because I think it has Waterworld written all over it

638 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:57 pm

[634] The thing that has worried me about Teixeira this post season is he really seems to have no grasp of the strikezone. How many called strikes has he taken in these 13 games?

639 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:57 pm

[635] That would be bad.

640 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:58 pm

[637] But I liked Waterworld!

641 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:58 pm

[637] It looks awful. Not that they're similar, but I'm much more looking forward to Malick's Tree of Life.

642 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:58 pm

[638] Not only that, but he has been tentative ahead in the count, and when he does swing 3-1 like that last AB, he is late.

643 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:59 pm

Blanton's now at 68 pitches, so he's basically got 42 pitches left in his arm based on his game logs this year (highest was 112).

we just need to get outs...

644 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:59 pm

[633] i sure hope NOT! if manuel is PH'ing for Blanton in this inning, it means they score a lot of runs. Rollins leading off...

let's hope Howard doesn't make it up this inning...

645 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:59 pm

Oh, Rob. Damn.

646 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:59 pm

Put your glove down, Robbie!

647 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:59 pm

damnit - seemed like cano was going to get that one

648 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:59 pm

cano shoulda had that. : /

649 wcyankee   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:59 pm

That sucked. C'MON!!!!!

650 51cq24   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:59 pm

i doubt he would have gotten rollins anyway

651 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:59 pm

jesus christ

652 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 10:59 pm

Cano adds defense to the list of things he isn't doing this Series.

Sabathia is actually pitching very well...too bad his defense has been paying attention.

653 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:00 pm

A+ defensive game for the Yankees

654 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:00 pm

Now he'll have to pitch to Ut with men on. Unless Vinnie can GIDP, of course.

655 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:00 pm

[644] Yeah, yeah...somehow I though #8 was up this inning.

656 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:00 pm

[634] Posada is batting .273 which seems close to his ability.

657 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:00 pm

CC looks like he's overthrowing the ball a lil.

658 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:01 pm

[637] I was trying to figure out what it was about based on the muted images. Robots, aboriginal space aliens, air force ufo warfare, robots...

What's it about, anyway?

659 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:01 pm

Come on...

660 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:01 pm

This is very, very bad.

661 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:01 pm

I guess the plan is to pitch around Victorino? Sounds like a good idea.

662 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:01 pm

[655] at this rate, it might come to pass. : (

663 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:02 pm

this game definitely has a "War of Attrition" feel to it

664 wcyankee   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:02 pm

Just pitch CC, just pitch.

665 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:02 pm

Oh, god. Not good.

666 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:02 pm

fuck shit piss hell. GODDAMN MOTHERFUCKER!!!

667 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:02 pm

shit - not good - got to bear down big man

668 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:02 pm

fuuuuuuuuuuuck why why why can't the yankees shut them down after scoring some runs? WTF?

669 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:02 pm

Don't worry.

Big Man's going to strike out the side now.

670 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:02 pm

[656] No, you don't understand. It's all Posada's fault, so he is actually batting .000 and intentionally making outs so that he can pout.

671 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:02 pm

Okay, settle down, go get 'em. No big problem yet.

672 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:03 pm

at least i got 666 back - my rightful comment # !!! : )

673 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:03 pm

WTF, I go to let the dog out and the Phillies get the phirst two on?

674 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:03 pm

[656] With a sub-Molina like OPS around .550.

Why were they throwing changeups to Victorino? Why was Sabathia distracted by Rollins? These seem like novice mistakes.

675 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:03 pm

let's get chutley in another dp

676 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:03 pm

He missed badly there.

677 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:04 pm

please K him here

678 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:04 pm

[670] Hah...

679 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:04 pm

Strike two.

Good pitch.

Good pitch.

680 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:04 pm

there ya go. gettin ahead of them.

681 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:04 pm

Come on DP!

682 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:04 pm

Dial it up...

683 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:05 pm

[674] pretty ultimate sample size issue.

684 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:05 pm

[683] Sample size is relevent for predicting future performance, not assessing past performance.

685 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:05 pm

[670] If you can give me another reason for why he took that pitch for strike three..

686 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:06 pm

Now that's the IF Fly Rule!

687 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:06 pm

ok ok

688 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:06 pm

One out.

Good work, Big Man.

689 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:06 pm

does the NL have the infield fly rule?

690 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:06 pm

DP here.

691 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:06 pm

good - one out - cc can quick pitch too

692 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:06 pm

nicely done.

how about an easy DP here, so Werth doesn't bat w/ ducks on the pond...

693 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:06 pm

[686] Yes!

694 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:06 pm

[689] hahaha, nice

695 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:07 pm

[689] Yes, of course. All leagues have it.

696 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:07 pm

Two out.

697 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:07 pm

That'll do too.

Now lets get Werth out.

698 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:07 pm

Diggin' the pop ups - hold together, CC, hold together . . .

699 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:07 pm

yes thank you derek for waving jd off

700 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:07 pm

good good.

PLEASE get Werth here. PLEASE!!!

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701 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:08 pm

This worries the everliving fuck out of me.

702 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:08 pm

My Bruney Senses are tingling.

703 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:09 pm

[701] after the game, you should go see a doctor about that everliving fuck. I agree, this isn't the way to get it out, but it's a poison, brother.

704 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:09 pm

William, seriously dude, I like you and I often agree with you, but I think you're sucking the joy out of this for yourself a bit. I think that sometimes you see the trees way more than the forest. We had the best record in all of baseball this season, we won the ALDS, the ALCS and are leading the series (and have a chance to go up 3 games to 1 tonight).

I think if you went back and looked at all world series ever played you'd find that most of the time hitters hit below their usual abilities because pitching becomes magnified.

705 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:09 pm

Don't roll your fucking eyes, you swung.

706 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:09 pm

he went. good call. K him. now.

707 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:10 pm

How about an off the table curve here?

708 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:10 pm

GET RID OF HIM NOW CC

709 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:10 pm

6 chairs in, 6 chairs up. That's a slope of 1.

710 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:11 pm

Damn I am scared of Babe Werth.

711 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:11 pm

strike his ass OUT!!!

712 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:11 pm

c'mon big man. C'MON!

713 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:12 pm

fuck you, mcasshole

714 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:12 pm

Oh, come on, guys.

Get it together!

715 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:12 pm

po must think rollins is stealing signs

716 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:12 pm

this is ulcer inducing

717 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:12 pm

[709] Is that the chairing section, for the chairleaders?

718 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:12 pm

No problem. Carsten Charles in charge.

719 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:12 pm

YAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!

720 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:12 pm

YEAHHHHH! that's the way.

721 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:12 pm

FUCK .... N.....A !!!!!

722 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:12 pm

Damn. I have a man crush on CC

723 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:12 pm

Phuck you Werth. Ha!

724 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:12 pm

there ya go!!

725 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:12 pm

CC DEVILLE!!!!

haha!!!

WAHOO!!!

that was HUGE!!!!

726 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:12 pm

That a WAY, CC! This has been a long 5 innings.

727 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:12 pm

whew.

728 mehmattski   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:13 pm

Been watching this whole time, but the girlfriend wouldn't let me take the tv AND the computer. She's gone to bed now, so... hello Banter!

I'll take 5 CCs of pitching for the win!

729 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:13 pm

CC is at 88 pitches...I let him go the 6th but no further. Moreover, I bring Robertson out for the 7th.

730 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:13 pm

great work big man to get those 3 hitters

in honor of the big man's theme song - pull the (score) truck up front and roll up the next (runs)

731 wcyankee   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:13 pm

Yes! Now. Hit the shit outta the ball and run the score truck indefinitely.

732 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:13 pm

i feel an awful lot better. which is to say i still feel awful... just not quite as much.

what a dumb commercial Hollywood Hamels

733 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:14 pm

[728] Hola, mehmattski

734 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:14 pm

[704] That's all well and good, but my opinion remains that if one of the three I mentioned performed to their abilities, the Yankees would have a much better margin for error in these series. I am not willing to attribute their performances to better pitching (because their offense has been so poor and the "better pitching" hasn't really been that).

735 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:14 pm

[725] Nice. I bet CC has no idea who Poison is...

736 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:14 pm

[722] is your mom happy about the fatso :}

737 51cq24   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:14 pm

[729] if he has a quick 6th i think he goes for the 7th. we could go up 3-1.

738 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:15 pm

[729] yeah, considering he can knock out the bottom of the lineup in the 6th, no point in bringing him out to face the top of the lineup in the 7th.

let's hope to knock Blanton on his fat ass here and now.

739 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:15 pm

Yay, mehmattski! Now we'll get a 3-run dinger.

740 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:15 pm

[736] My mom loves the Fatso. But she's sleeping right now. She'll be real happy if she hears the The Fatso got the Yankees to within one game of the title.

741 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:15 pm

Jorgie, just hit the ball.

742 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:15 pm

come on Jorgie. make up for your all-around knuckle-headedness here!

743 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:16 pm

Jesus fucking Christ, Posada, shut up.

744 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:16 pm

Is he bitching AGAIN?

745 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:16 pm

4 in, 2 up, slope of 2. I'm a dork.

746 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:16 pm

[734] Well, for starters Cliff Lee started the entire team (except for Jeter) in a Huge offensive hole. And you can say what you want about Pedro but was was pretty tough all night long in my opinion.

So the Yanks offense was basically in a two game hole when they took the field in Philly last night and managed to right things a bit.

747 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:17 pm

[728] Evening, mehmattski!

748 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:17 pm

[740] nice - i remember you saying she took a liking to the fatso

749 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:17 pm

7 k's for blanton? jesus.

750 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:17 pm

Cano is not going to do a fucking thing.

751 51cq24   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:18 pm

seems like postseason games are always low scoring, no matter who is pitching. there's an occasional blowout, but it's pretty rare and never a huge one.

752 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:18 pm

I bet Robbie strikes out here.

753 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:18 pm

blanton's shit is hittable, but he is throwing a bunch of different pitches - that can make things tough

754 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:18 pm

Oooh, a legitimate cut by Cano!

755 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:18 pm

[752] I think so too.

756 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:19 pm

Wow, stepped away for a bit and missed CC escaping from the jam..great job, Big Guy!

Cano..you are a great hitter. Please get a hit!

757 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:19 pm

[752][755] I'm witchas on the reverse...

758 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:19 pm

shut up lady - i am quite sure you are a pig

759 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:19 pm

Look *away,* Robbie!

760 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:19 pm

[734] Incidentally, looking at Cano, he's 4-21 against Lee lifetime, 0-12 against Pedro Lifetime, and was 1-6 against Blanton Lifetime coming into tonight.

So you can complaint about Cano not hitting, but he's 5-39 against these pitchers, so I'm not that much surprise by his inability to hit them.

761 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:20 pm

You fucking suck, Robbie!

AWAY!

762 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:20 pm

Please tell me Cano was hustling?

763 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:20 pm

Motherfucker.

764 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:20 pm

decent cut - right at him and the ball tailed off

765 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:20 pm

Huh. a well struck ball by Robbie. Whodathunkit.

766 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:20 pm

dammit. you need to hustle robbie!!! : /

[751] i'm remembering Game 6 '01. Andy. potential series clinching game. we lost 15-2, iirc. : (

767 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:20 pm

Cano lost a footrace to Joe Blanton.

768 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:20 pm

Nope, he wasn't. Why run the bases. Cano has been a real triple threat this series.

769 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:21 pm

[762] Well, I could tell you that, but...

770 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:21 pm

THIS UMP SUCKS!

771 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:21 pm

i don't excuse him but cano is obviously frustrated

772 51cq24   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:21 pm

[766] yeah in arizona. but the cold must have something to do with it.

773 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:21 pm

[762] wishful thinking. : /

774 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:21 pm

Jack one here, Swish, and I'll name my children after you.

775 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:21 pm

that was ball 4, nick

776 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:22 pm

Good.

777 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:22 pm

Blanton is at 87 pitches... BTW

778 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:22 pm

let's take advantage of this walk again

779 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:22 pm

So, if Melk gets on... whaddya do?? Let CC hit?

780 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:22 pm

OK Melky, same deal: Hit one out here and I'll name my kids after you.

781 wcyankee   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:22 pm

Deliver the milk!

782 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:23 pm

[685] I prefer Occam's razor:

1. He thought it was a ball, or
2. He was fooled, not

3. He intentionally made an out in the WS to prove a point.

783 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:23 pm

I can't take all this taking.

784 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:23 pm

[771] see [760]

785 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:23 pm

[779] nope. It'll be Hideki, methinks.

786 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:24 pm

[782] Excellent.

That lady is really loud...

787 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:24 pm

[768] Remember that time he lost a footrace to Todd Jones?

788 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:24 pm

[782] You'd almost exceeded the statute of limitations there.

789 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:24 pm

[779] Tough, tough call. Yeah, I would let him hit because I think h estill has one more inning in him against the bottom of the order. Also, the chances of scoring are still fairly low with two outs and (presumably) Hideki batting.

790 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:25 pm

Did Melky pull up lame there?

791 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:25 pm

Blanton's at 93 pitches.

Again, his high this year was 112, so I'd say he'll pitch next inning at the very most.

792 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:25 pm

The C & C Out Factory is in rare form tonight.

793 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:25 pm

crappity crap

794 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:25 pm

[779] mute

795 randym77   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:25 pm

Is Melky okay? He wasn't running very hard, and he was holding the back of his leg.

796 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:25 pm

Blanton has looked so hittable, I've been tempted to go to the trunk of my car to get one of my bats.

797 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:26 pm

[788] Sorry...I had to cook dinner tonight...still making dessert, and had to step away again.

[789] Mute point, but the PH probably would have been Hinske v. the RHP, so as not to waste Hideki.

798 mehmattski   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:26 pm

Melky knows that Girardi really really wants to do a double switch, so he took one for the team there and made an easy out.

799 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:26 pm

[791] he comes up 4th in this inning. we'll see what manuel decides.

of course, i'm hoping for a 1-2-3 from CC !!!

800 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:27 pm

[797] Roast goose?

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801 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:27 pm

[782] He does it in the regular season all the time. Why should this be any different?

802 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:27 pm

[797] mmm, dessert - my fave! what are we having? ; )

803 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:27 pm

One more inning, CC...just one more inning.

804 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:27 pm

[795] I didn't see that, but a few of you noticed. I guess it will be Gritner in the OF now.

[791] I was off by a couple of innings, but yeah, Blanton will be PH for (if he is not pulled sooner). So maybe they have one more crack at him.

805 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:27 pm

Melky is out of the game because of a leg injury per Suzyn.

806 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:27 pm

[797] Good point w Hinske. But you know hoe Joe thinks... exactly!

807 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:28 pm

Thats not good.

808 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:28 pm

Oh, fuck.

809 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:28 pm

so melky is hurt

810 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:28 pm

oh jeez

811 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:28 pm

uh-oh. melky hurt. looks like left hammy. Gritner in...

hope he's okay!!!

812 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:28 pm

[801] So, you have documented evidence of his intentions? Perhaps an interview with him? Or even the testimony of fellow players, who say that he intentionally makes outs?

Otherwise, don't bother.

813 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:28 pm

Yep, looks like Melky's done for the Series. The hammy isn't going to get better in a few days.

814 mehmattski   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:29 pm

Well, so much for double switching. I guess a straight-up pinch hit in the bottom of the inning, then.

815 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:29 pm

that was a sick at bat. Love it!

816 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:29 pm

great start to the inning CC. keep it up!

817 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:29 pm

Shit. Well, that sucks for Melky and for the team. Fuck.

818 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:29 pm

Ooooooh! CC might catch up with Blanton in strikeouts!!!

819 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:29 pm

Dammit! Nice hit. Fug.

820 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:29 pm

jesus h christ feliz again?

821 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:29 pm

[812] When you start bitching with an umpire, pause momentarily to take an obvious strike three, and then resume bitching, I'm not sure how else to interpret it.

822 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:29 pm

CC really has thrown a fine game, given the evaporated defense behind him.

823 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:30 pm

That was kind of a lazy approach. Feliz is a dead fastball hitter, so I am not sure why you'd give him one to start the AB.

824 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:30 pm

why is feliz hitting???

ruiz, yankee killer.

DP please!!!

825 randym77   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:30 pm

If someone has to be hurt, might as well be Melky. We got Gardner to replace him.

But who backs up Gardner?

826 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:30 pm

[821] An obvious strike? Go look at Gameday. Every one of those pitches was on teh edge or off the plate. Seriously, this is such a tired conversation.

827 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:31 pm

so long Blanton...

He wasn't great but he battled....I'm glad we're in their pen, frankly.

828 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:31 pm

too slow for a dp.

ben francisco ph. get him out NOW!

829 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:31 pm

[875] Hairston

830 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:31 pm

Nice, Robbie.

(I had a nightmare vision of Robbie trying to go to second on that.)

831 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:31 pm

[825] jh jr i would guess

832 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:31 pm

[825] Hinske.

833 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:31 pm

[825] Hairston, presumably. Or Swish or Damon move into CF.

834 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:31 pm

[825] not the best case scenario, but Damon to CF and Matsui in LF.

835 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:31 pm

[825] J-Hair and/or hinske, i suppose.

chan ho next inning. he's had the flu...

836 mehmattski   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:31 pm

[825] Damon, I guess. (shudder)

I mean, you gotta pinch hit for CC in the top of the 7th, right?

837 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:32 pm

[825] I don't know. I bet Monkeypants knows the rule, but I thought if you had a DL type injury you could remove someone from the roster and add someone....At this point I'd add Guzman.

838 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:32 pm

Attaboy, Brett.

839 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:32 pm

Nice, Brett, nice.

Good job, Big Man.

840 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:32 pm

sweet!

CC gutted it out!!!

841 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:32 pm

[825] Who will guard the gardner? The people will!!

842 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:32 pm

Joe Buck shits his pants over a fly out to center

843 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:32 pm

[829]
"829. Mattpat11
November 1st, 2009 at 11:31 pm

[875] Hairston"

What are tomorrow's lottery numbers?

844 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:32 pm

So, CC is gone now, right? His slot leads off.

Oh, my apologies to all, apparently I am posting too quickly. So sayeth fucking Wordpress.

845 wcyankee   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:32 pm

Do it boys. Ram the score truck down their throat.

846 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:33 pm

[844] I bet he's PH for.

847 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:33 pm

[836] I think so. He pitched great, and he's only at 95 pitches, but I'd leave some gas in the tank for game 7. If this was game 7, of course, I'd let him pitch 7 and go to Mo for 2 (and yes, I realize that in game 7 he wouldn't be hitting anyway).

848 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:33 pm

CC = 99-59 thru 6. 6 k's, 3 bb's. 2 runs (charged to damon & posada)

849 51cq24   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:33 pm

wow i guess you have to pinch hit here, but that's a tough call.

850 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:34 pm

Let CC hit.

851 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:34 pm

[802] Baked pineapple with brown sugar, chopped nuts, with a touch of cinnamon and nutmeg.

852 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:34 pm

blanton, who seemed to be cruising w/ efficiency, ended at 94-58 to CC's 95-59.

amazing how that turned out

853 randym77   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:34 pm

Damon in CF would be a disaster, judging from how he's playing left.

Hairston is not a very good CFer, but I'd prefer him to Damon at this point.

854 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:34 pm

[826] There was one pitch there that was even borderline, and that was strike two. And it wasn't nearly bad enough to get himself into a snit, let alone take the fourth pitch, which is clearly a strike.

855 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:35 pm

Wow, CC batting for himself. I'm a bit surprised.

856 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:35 pm

He's hitting!

857 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:35 pm

Wow!

858 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:35 pm

[851] Make the same thing, but swap out the pineapple for bacon.

859 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:35 pm

[850] Similar to "Let Phil Sing"

860 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:35 pm

[851] eeeewwww!!!! blech!!! enjoy...i guess ; )

861 51cq24   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:35 pm

interesting. girardi and william are on the same page.

862 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:35 pm

Finally! The big man is taking his cuts!

863 mehmattski   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:35 pm

This is a good call.

864 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:35 pm

[856] That may have been too optimistic.

He's swinging!

865 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:35 pm

yeah! go to, CC!

866 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:35 pm

[854] Gameday disagrees. Every pitch was on the edge or off. I'm done with this.

867 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:35 pm

whoa! wait...CC...still in?!?!?! huh. um, okay.

hope this works out okay.

let's go JETER!!!

868 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:36 pm

[851] Mmmmm.

869 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:36 pm

wow...so it's CC for 7 and then Joba/Marte/Mo.

I guess Girardi's decided to go all in for the 3-1 lead.

870 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:36 pm

[858] Hmmmm, bacon. For a dessert? Interesting. I have been searching for a dessert whose key ingredient is mean, but haven't found one.

871 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:37 pm

I say again: Gameday is not infallible, you gotta lay off that a minute.

872 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:37 pm

[870] I too enjoy mean ingredients..

873 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:38 pm

jeter's 1st walk of the WS!

874 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:38 pm

[866] The edge is a strike.

875 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:38 pm

I doubt Joe goes to Mo for two innings tonight; maybe four outs. It would be nice (obviously) to tack on a a few runs before we go to the BP.

876 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:38 pm

C'mon Cap'n....steal second and score on a flair.

877 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:38 pm

[872] Me too, although you have to be careful with the standard deviations.
Pie a la mode is much safer!

878 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:38 pm

steal?

hit n run?

cmon JD

879 mehmattski   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:38 pm

I suppose the thinking goes thusly: if you leave in CC and he gets you win #3, then the next time you us e him is in game 7... at which point EVERYBODY is available, even if CC can't go more than 5 innings. Still, 99 pitches is a short outing for CC.

880 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:39 pm

[873] and yet Rollins has 3!

881 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:39 pm

[874] Yes, but not an "obvious" strike, nor "right down the middle" as you initially claimed. They were tough pitches...I think he was likely fooled or thought they were off the plate, not intentionally sacrificing outs. That's frankly absurd.

882 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:39 pm

[871] What's your info about Gameday's fallibility? It's Pitch f/X data.

I think it's very fallible on high/low, because nobody tells the computer about the particular batter.

883 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:39 pm

that was really fucking weak. damn you!!!

884 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:39 pm

[879] also if we got up 3 games to 1 we have 2 games to clinch and may never reach CC.

885 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:40 pm

Home run would go a long way here Tex

886 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:40 pm

[875] Joe announced that Mo was available for just one inning tonight.

887 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:40 pm

Fuck, Teixeira's up. Automatic out.

888 wcyankee   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:40 pm

Tex, hit the fucking ball!

889 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:40 pm

[872] Ack! MEAT.

heh, heh. Hard to type, watch the game and cook at the same time.

890 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:40 pm

[885] Yes, home runs do go a long way!

891 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:40 pm

What the fuck is he staring at there?

892 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:42 pm

GBA time? Not for me, more Matsui highlights!

893 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:42 pm

The worst part about Teixeira is I still keep expecting him to break out each and every AB, but he remains so screwed up. He is taking first pitches that he should crush and then rolling over on pitches out of the zone. It's the same thing; you'd think he'd be able to correct it.

894 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:42 pm

[882] Okay - pitch fx is fallible.

895 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:43 pm

[892] us either

896 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:43 pm

FUCKING SHIT TEX!!!!

what's wrong with him????? : /

that shot of Mo in the pen? i don't think i've ever been that calm in my entire life. esp in this kind of setting. that man is zen. wow...just wow.

a-rod needs to lead off w/ a bomb next inning.

CC - nice, easy, quick 1-2-3 inning. PLEASE!!!

kim basinger = mmmmm

897 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:43 pm

[887] Sad to say, but true

898 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:44 pm

[871] I'll trust Gameday (which IIRC is generated from multiple cameras) any time over my own view of home plate from an off center camera, all the while caught up in the emotion of the moment.

899 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:44 pm

[894] So, what is your info about its fallibility? Just curious.

900 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:44 pm

Ok I have a question for everyone, just out of curiosity. Assuming we win this game and you could absolutely guarantee that we would win the world series, would you prefer to see us clinch in Philly and just rub it in their faces OR would you prefer that we win in Yankee Stadium.

Again, you can absolutely guarantee that we win the whole enchilada. I'm just wondering where everyone, in their heart of hearts, would like to see the clinching.

Myself, I want to clinch in their park, against their stud tomorrow (though 45% of me wants to clinch in Yankee Stadium).

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901 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:44 pm

[890] Pardon the pun

902 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:44 pm

i have to admit that morgan freeman make using a visa card cool as hell

903 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:45 pm

[900] I am not a rub it in their faces guy. I like winning for its own merits.

904 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:45 pm

[900] Yeah, I've thought about that. Not sure. It's close. I would rather win in five games, but wouldn't be at all disappointed to win in six of course.

905 seamus   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:45 pm

hey folks. how goes it? Just got back from hanging with an old friend at the bar (watching the game). I feel i have been mostly banter-absent this world series. sorry.

906 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:45 pm

[903] I agree.

907 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:46 pm

[898] You just need to control your emotions more and you'll be in better shape

908 51cq24   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:46 pm

[898] i trust it left and right, but i wish its borders weren't fuzzy. it should show a 3 dimensional zone.

909 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:46 pm

[897] he was trying to do reverse psychology. unfortunately, he was spot on...

910 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:46 pm

OK, Big Man, last inning. Take it to 'em.

911 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:46 pm

Hi seamus.
Except for the usual moral failings of the Yankees, everything's been going pretty well.

912 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:46 pm

[905] hi seamus - pull up a chair

go to work big man

913 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:47 pm

thelarmis, check out this Mo portrait:
http://www.chineseartpaintings.com/NM-CJ052Ff.html

914 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:47 pm

Sweet, now he's calling that a strike for CC, maybe cause Blanton's out of the game?

915 seamus   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:47 pm

[911] hi riyank. i'm ok with moral failings fortunately. since i worship satan and his evil empire.

916 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:47 pm

[900] If a Serious win was GUARANTEED, clinch at home absolutely.

917 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:47 pm

i am assuming chutley is not married

918 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:47 pm

[903] Well I'm not saying we have to be ugly about it, William. Seeing our players in a pile on the center of their ballpark would be satisfying for me. They're the world champs, they've got the louder-mouth fans, and they're the ones with the player who said they'd dust our ass in 5 games. I'd like to see us uncorking in their park while Rollins and their fans watch.

919 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:47 pm

Yay-Rod!

920 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:47 pm

[907] True. Then I wouldn't do things like accuse players of intentionally making outs out of spite...

921 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:47 pm

[900] I think it would be cool for the fans to see it done in the new yankee stadium. But we'll still get the ticker-tape parade - a la stump for Bloomburg - so tamara in Philly is just as well.

I wouldn't tank just to see it come home for game 6. My dad always says that it's all scripted.

Nice recovery there, Arod!

922 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:47 pm

[900] I'm not gonna talk about this year, because I refuse to tempt fate. But to me, in the past, clinching at home with the fans going nuts is always a pretty special moment. Game 6 in '96 says it all.

923 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:47 pm

Crikey, A Rod is losing it

924 seamus   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:48 pm

[912] i'm sad that it is no longer your month. good to see you ms october!

925 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:48 pm

alright way to hang with that play alex

926 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:48 pm

[917] He is...to a very lovely woman.

927 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:48 pm

Yeah A-ROD!!!

seamus!!!

[913] nice

928 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:49 pm

[918] I just don't care about all that...I just want the Yankees to win. Who loses doesn't mean anything to me.

929 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:49 pm

[881] Right down the middle was about the team in general, who have been taking cookies for strike one and two all night.

Posada refusing to even protect the plate on *that* pitch and then turning around to bitch about a pitch that was a strike suggests to me that he either never had any intention of swinging there, or he's completely lost out there.

930 51cq24   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:49 pm

[900] i honestly don't care. the parade is on broadway either way.

931 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:49 pm

[916] well I definitely would like to clinch at home too...I'm a bit torn. I was hearing so much shit from Philly fans after game one...not so much lately.

932 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:49 pm

Swisher!

933 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:49 pm

[900] At home. Nice way to break in the new stadium.

934 mehmattski   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:49 pm

Loud outs are still outs.

7 of them to go.

935 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:49 pm

Swish-a-rooney!!!

Chutley is married. i think to his college sweetheart

wow, leaving CC in. git 'em!!!!

936 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:49 pm

[899] The only info I can give you right now is nothing of that sort is infallible ...

In other news Joe Buck just achieved orgasm by virtue of the Phillies making "loud outs"

937 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:50 pm

[910] I dunno. He's looking sharper than ever!

938 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:50 pm

[926] well good for them - she must really love him to have not insisted he do something with that hot mess of shit on his head

939 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:50 pm

[905] Heya seamus!

I know what you mean - hard to multitask between the Banter and talking on the phone with family during these games. If I opened up twitter, I think I'd be in trouble.

940 seamus   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:50 pm

[927] hey bro! good times these are!

941 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:50 pm

ahh, spoke too soon. There's Marte warming up.

942 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:50 pm

[938] Not that it's relevant to your point, but they both do a lot of animal-based charity work.

943 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:50 pm

Strike two!

944 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:51 pm

[931] Perfect way to Christen the new stadium as I see it.

945 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:51 pm

[931] a good buddy of mine who lives in Bama (mobile) is a HUGE Phils phan, but he's a great guy and knowledgeable baseball fan, so he doesn't give me any shit.

get 'im CC!!!

946 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:51 pm

On the other hand, if we win tonight, tank tomorrow and clinch on Wednesday, it's like getting some free baseball at the end of the season. This has been such a long, wonderful, frustrating, fun and exhausting trip, but we're all going to miss it terribly when it's over. So maybe having a couple other days would be nice too.

947 seamus   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:51 pm

shaun P!!

948 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:52 pm

Unbelievable.

Hats off to Utley.

949 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:52 pm

Fuck.

950 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:52 pm

Yikes. Hmm...maybe the last batter.

951 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:52 pm

Motherfucker.

Motherfucker.

Mothergoatassfucker.

952 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:52 pm

fuck you Joe Buck. Seriously...eat a dick.

953 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:52 pm

Fucking Utley.

954 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:52 pm

jesus christ - why is cc pitching mid plate to him

955 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:52 pm

I blame Posada for that, fwiw

956 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:52 pm

OMG. he really has CC's #.

i really thought Marte should come in for the lefties.

FUCK!!!!

well, we still have the lead.

let's keep it!!!

957 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:52 pm

Well, baseball might not get Joe Buck excited, but clearly Chase Utley does!

Asshole.

958 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:52 pm

Good pitching anyway, CC.

959 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:52 pm

[955] I blame the home plate umpire.

960 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:53 pm

That's a huge HR...huge. Sabathia really can't hang that pitch.

Meanwhile, why lift CC. One bad pitch shouldn't scare you off him.

961 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:53 pm

[954] It was outside edge, for sure.

962 Chyll Will   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:53 pm

[909] A man walked into the local police precinct and asked for a job as a negotiator, saying he was a good talker and very convincing at getting people to do what he wanted them to do. The police, being shorthanded and short on time, gave the man the job and immediately sent him into a situation to talk a jumper off a tall building. After talking to the man for two minutes and daring him to jump, the jumper leaped off the top floor and fell to his death. The commanding officer on the scene turned and asked the negotiator why he decided to use reverse psychology in that situation.

"What reverse psychology?" he replied...

>;)

963 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:53 pm

All this talk of where we'd like to clinch surely led to that HR. That and Posada

964 wcyankee   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:53 pm

Don't blow this shit. Seriously.

965 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:53 pm

Damn, these last 7 outs are going to be DICEY.....

It sure would be nice if we could score some damn runs.

966 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:53 pm

Yeah, I don't understand bringing in Marte here. Bullpen roulette begins.
I guess Joe had a pretty firm pitch count for Carsten Charles.

967 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:54 pm

[961] yes outside edge, but right in the hitting zone - i think you have to pitch him very high or very low

968 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:54 pm

[942] Not that it’s relevant to your point, but they both do a lot of animal-based charity work.

Fun fact: This reply can be effectively used with almost any other post in the thread

969 51cq24   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:55 pm

i think i would have kept cc in there, but another close call. the last 2 outs were hit pretty well.

970 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:55 pm

[947] (raises his glass - ok mug, no alcohol tonight)

seamus! You're just in time for the gloom and doom you've been missing! ;)

971 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:55 pm

Sure would be nice if Mo could go 2. Obviously that's not going to happen. But more runs can and should be scored, Yanks! Fucking do it!

972 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:55 pm

Strike one.

973 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:55 pm

CC pitched well enough. With decent defense, that's the first 1 run in this game. The real story so far is the Yankee offense has again failed to add on runs against some mediocre pitching.

974 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:55 pm

Strike two!

Comes right at him.

975 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:55 pm

CC had 107 pitches, so that's a little less than usual for him.

976 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:55 pm

[965] No doubt. It's too bad they had to use Mo last night, or else he might have been available for two inning tonight.

977 mehmattski   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:56 pm

[960] I could see the wheels turning for Girardi well before the homer. He wants Marte to face Howard. And he got Joba warming up while Utley was batting so that Joba could face Werth if Howard gets on. I think even with a walk or infield single, CC was gone.

978 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:56 pm

[967] But he wouldn't swing at a pitch like that.

[968] Hysterical.

979 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:56 pm

please strike him out!!!

980 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:56 pm

[966} cc was at 107 - i don't think joe wanted him above 120, and 110 preferably

981 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:56 pm

[973] Agreed.

982 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:56 pm

Chase Utley is 4 for 6 with 3 homers off CC.....Wow.

983 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:57 pm

Jesus

Utley off CC: 4-6, 3 HR

984 The Hawk   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:57 pm

[968] Here's a good example:

Yeah, I don’t understand bringing in Marte here. Bullpen roulette begins.
I guess Joe had a pretty firm pitch count for Carsten Charles.

Not that it’s relevant to your point, but they both do a lot of animal-based charity work.

985 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:57 pm

Good job.
Marte has been money.

986 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:57 pm

Runs, boys, runs! Bring the Score Truck out, dammit!

987 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:57 pm

Yes!!!

Good work, Marte.

Good work!

988 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:57 pm

Okay. Lets tack on here. My Bruney Senses are tingling again.

989 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:57 pm

Marte has been very very valuable this Series.

990 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:57 pm

Nice work again by Marte. Now, I have that late inning Score truck feeling again.

991 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:57 pm

Yeah, I can't argue -- the offense is AWOL. I'd like it if we could get 2 more runs.

992 RIYank   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:57 pm

[984] Uncanny!

993 felix holt   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:58 pm

6 outs, bullpen. 6 outs. I'll hang myself if the Phillies win.

994 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:58 pm

regardless of how this all ends, you really gotta give Marte credit for the way he's stepped it up in the playoffs. I guess he was just never really healthy until now.

995 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:58 pm

[982] I think there's a walk and a double in there too.

996 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:58 pm

[984] Awesome! I will definitely be borrowing that.

997 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:58 pm

i had a feeling Marte was gonna be in a little earlier tonight and for some big outs. he's really done his job well this PS.

we still have the lead.

6 outs to go. more runs, then Joba / Mo.

PINSTRIPED SCORE TRUCK!!!

998 wcyankee   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:58 pm

Score some fucking runs. It's not rocket science. Do it!

999 NYYfan22   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:58 pm

[984] I just spit my drink all over my laptop. :(

1000 monkeypants   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:58 pm

[984] Ha-ha-ha!

Well played!

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1001 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:58 pm

[966] I actually don't mind it as a point of strategy because Marte has been pitching well. Rather, I think CC could have also handled Howard, giving you the flexibility to use Joba next inning and have Marte available for Ibanez if Werth got on base.

1002 rbj   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:58 pm

[988] That's never a good sign.

I don't mind Bruney in the regular season, he can get hot for a month, but then he crashes back to earth.

1003 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:59 pm

Really need runs here...the 8th inning is scaring me already.

1004 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:59 pm

So looking ahead a bit over the next 2 innings.

Werth
Ibanez
Feliz
Ruiz
Pinch Hitter
Rollins
Victorino
Utley
Howard

1005 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:59 pm

[1002] I think they should non tender him. Right handed relievers with no control are a dime a dozen. Its time to try someone else.

1006 ms october   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:59 pm

alright score truck - build this lead up

1007 thelarmis   ~  Nov 1, 2009 11:59 pm

let's go A-Rod - get that run back!!!

1008 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 2, 2009 12:00 am

[984] McCarver has given us more than enough good examples. Did you know Ryan Howard likes to bowl?

1009 felix holt   ~  Nov 2, 2009 12:00 am

Score Truck please.

1010 RIYank   ~  Nov 2, 2009 12:00 am

I would be kind of pleased to see a HBP here. Madson removed from the game...

1011 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 2, 2009 12:00 am

Come on, Alex...

1012 The Hawk   ~  Nov 2, 2009 12:01 am

A Rod needs to do something good here

Ech there's that awful swing of his

1013 williamnyy23   ~  Nov 2, 2009 12:01 am