"A New York Treasure" --Village Voice

There for the Taking

First of two is on Fox.

Go git ‘em boys.

Let’s Go Yan-Kees.

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1 RIYank   ~  Oct 2, 2010 4:05 pm

We haven't had baseball for days! It's like the fricken all star break. Let's go!

2 rbj   ~  Oct 2, 2010 4:11 pm

Sweep today!

3 thelarmis   ~  Oct 2, 2010 4:20 pm

damn fox. showing the freaking braves game. i can see that shit every fucking day.

twins came back and won in the bottom of the 9th...

for game uno, we have a 3rd basement.

4 RIYank   ~  Oct 2, 2010 4:21 pm

[3] The Braves game actually means something! Most of the country is saying, "Damn Fox, showing the stupid Sox/Yankees, like anybody cares..."

5 rbj   ~  Oct 2, 2010 4:22 pm

I get Yankees/RS.

Joe and Timmy. Sigh. That's the next month of baseball.

6 RIYank   ~  Oct 2, 2010 4:24 pm

[5] Aaaahhhhhck!
No TBS, or whatever that was last year?

7 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 2, 2010 4:30 pm

Id rather be watching Giants/Pods ...

8 rbj   ~  Oct 2, 2010 4:35 pm

[6] I'm sure some of the DLSes will be on TBS. But they're even worse.

9 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 2, 2010 4:36 pm

stoopid 4 pm start ... makes RF a damn solar flare ... :-(

10 JeremyM   ~  Oct 2, 2010 4:41 pm

Come on guys, crush Wakefield.

11 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 2, 2010 4:41 pm

Ugh, games on FOX mean I have to listen to the radio feed.

2 innings and I want to murder John Sterling already.

OR

I can listen to the Red Sox announcers talk endlessly about how awesome the 2004 ALCS comeback is in Ken Burns' "10th Inning".

Sigh.

12 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 2, 2010 4:46 pm
13 thelarmis   ~  Oct 2, 2010 4:49 pm

lowell. of course.

14 JeremyM   ~  Oct 2, 2010 4:52 pm

Not good that Andy is seemingly getting smacked around here.

15 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 2, 2010 5:01 pm

Grandy's Dandy!

16 thelarmis   ~  Oct 2, 2010 5:01 pm

atta boy, curtis!

17 thelarmis   ~  Oct 2, 2010 5:01 pm

man, i hate the fens. i even hate it just looking at the stoopid shape of it on gamecast.

18 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 2, 2010 5:05 pm

RIPPER!!!!

19 JeremyM   ~  Oct 2, 2010 5:06 pm

Nice Cano!

20 thelarmis   ~  Oct 2, 2010 5:07 pm

canoe!!!!

i hope he gets to 30...

swish, too...

21 thelarmis   ~  Oct 2, 2010 5:12 pm

pads up 4-0 on baked zito.

22 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 2, 2010 5:13 pm

Barium ZitOh

23 thelarmis   ~  Oct 2, 2010 5:18 pm

motherfucker.

: /

24 thelarmis   ~  Oct 2, 2010 5:20 pm

65 pitches thru 3 innings.

25 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 2, 2010 5:22 pm

Its a Fenway game

26 rbj   ~  Oct 2, 2010 5:42 pm

Good job Andy.

27 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 2, 2010 5:47 pm

Nice job Teix!

28 thelarmis   ~  Oct 2, 2010 5:49 pm

yeah, Tex!

andy may be done. d-rob in for the fifth, perhaps. he was warming up...

29 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 2, 2010 5:50 pm

whoa, 6:30am baseball! ah, doubleheader, right? Will it be an all-AAA lineup for game 2?

Bloop double for Cano, whaddayanknow!

30 rbj   ~  Oct 2, 2010 5:50 pm

Keep the pressure on guys. More runs.

31 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 2, 2010 5:51 pm

Nice job Robbie!

32 thelarmis   ~  Oct 2, 2010 5:55 pm

[29] i doubt it. looks like we're going for the division. girardi & cashman are both on board. banter, too!

33 thelarmis   ~  Oct 2, 2010 5:57 pm

jesus christ. fucking lowell. again...

still Andy...

34 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 2, 2010 5:58 pm

[32] But then we play Texas..I think they're better than Minnesota..

35 thelarmis   ~  Oct 2, 2010 6:00 pm

[34] i can't play that game anymore. home field might be more beneficial than who we play...

36 thelarmis   ~  Oct 2, 2010 6:01 pm

throw strikes, d-rob. strikes.

37 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 2, 2010 6:02 pm

Christ, 20mins in and Timmah is already giving me a migraine..time for the Japanese announcers!

Sox got their AA lineup in..we should be cruising...

38 thelarmis   ~  Oct 2, 2010 6:10 pm

why does d-rob have to go to 3 balls on every friggin' batter???

39 rbj   ~  Oct 2, 2010 6:12 pm

Phew!

40 thelarmis   ~  Oct 2, 2010 6:12 pm

nice job, d-rob! whew...

i'm out.

GO YANKS!!!

41 Just Fair   ~  Oct 2, 2010 6:15 pm

What up, gang? So far so good....
Eat shit, Francona. Just sayin'

42 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 2, 2010 6:20 pm

Let's go Yankees!

Andy pitched ok. Most of the hits were bloopy. I want to win the div. I fear the Twins in the first round, in their new park, and their dominating play of late. With the history of losing to the Yanks, they have to win sometime. Even when you're hot on the craps table, eventually a seven comes up.

Let the Twins take out the Rays, and we'll beat them in the second round.

43 Just Fair   ~  Oct 2, 2010 6:25 pm

Defense. Clap-Clap. Defense. Clap-Clap.

44 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 2, 2010 6:25 pm

Why is Pena only on third there?

45 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 2, 2010 6:26 pm

not Beltre out there

46 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 2, 2010 6:29 pm

Anyone out there?

47 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 2, 2010 6:37 pm

[46] (cicadas..)

48 Just Fair   ~  Oct 2, 2010 6:40 pm

Atta boy, Papi! 4-6-3.

49 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 2, 2010 6:41 pm

[42] Dominating play of late?

They're 1 and 7 over their last 8 games played.

50 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 2, 2010 6:44 pm

Please don't add Royce Ring to the roster

51 Just Fair   ~  Oct 2, 2010 6:45 pm

Rocket Robbie. Getting back into the swing.

52 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 2, 2010 6:49 pm

[51] Trying to be objective..but Cano must be the best 2B in the game now, right? What a hitter! My Little Pony is a great player too but Cano is better..

53 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 2, 2010 6:55 pm

This is going nowhere good.

54 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 2, 2010 6:57 pm

Padres win!

55 rbj   ~  Oct 2, 2010 6:57 pm

Ruh roh.

56 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 2, 2010 6:58 pm

I don't enjoy watching Joba Chamberlain pitch.

57 monkeypants   ~  Oct 2, 2010 6:59 pm

56) especially when the game is broadcast on FOX.

58 Just Fair   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:01 pm

[52] Cano is simply awesome. No two ways about it.
i've heard the word "audition" a lot in regards to the bullpen. The upcoming play may not be one I want to see. Ugh.

59 rbj   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:02 pm

Oh wunnerful.

60 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:02 pm

Yay Big Fat Joba.

61 Just Fair   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:03 pm

If you can't block it Jorge. Don't call it. Fucking Bollocks!

62 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:04 pm

What the hell does squeegeeing up mean?

63 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:10 pm

NOW RUN.

64 rbj   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:10 pm

Score this run please.

65 Just Fair   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:10 pm

Lead off walk to Brett. One run game. Hmmmm.........

66 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:10 pm
67 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:12 pm

Good Brett

68 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:15 pm

Can someone explain to be why Gardner has over twenty fewer stolen bases than Juan Pierre?

69 rbj   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:17 pm

Oh good move Brett.

70 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:17 pm

Well done, Gritty.

71 monkeypants   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:17 pm

68) Pierre is leading the league in CS stealing as well. If you run every time recklessly, you will steal more but also get caught more.

72 rbj   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:20 pm

Derek, Derek, Derek.

73 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:20 pm

[71] Yes, but like Dusty says, you won't be clogging up the basepaths. And he's a division winner again!

74 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:20 pm

This team's inability to consistently score runs from 3rd with less than 2 outs is a) FUCKING IRRITATING and b) going to cost them .

75 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:23 pm

[71] Gardner also gets on base far more often than Pierre.

76 monkeypants   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:30 pm

75) yes, and given the Yankees offense, gardner probably gets on base more often with a runner in front of him, thus preventing him from stealing.

77 rbj   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:33 pm

C'mon A-Rod.

78 rbj   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:33 pm

Frak.

79 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:33 pm

This is not going to end well.

80 Just Fair   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:37 pm

I would like to know the average % of times a team scores a man from 2nd and no out And whether or not the Yankees are the lowest. Oy
Nasty Hook, Kerry.

81 rbj   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:40 pm

Shit.

82 Just Fair   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:41 pm

At least you made it close, Jorge. : (

83 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:41 pm

So waitaminute. Terry Francona put in a pinch runner and and didn't stand around and wait for the inning to end?

Joe needs to explain to him how these "pinch runners" work.

84 Just Fair   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:44 pm

The Cleveland Wood rears his ugly head.

85 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:45 pm

[80]

from '77-'92, having 0 out and runner on 2nd, teams scored a run 63.4% of the time

86 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:47 pm

This is bad.

87 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:48 pm

[86] No, so far, it's only been UGLY ... I imagine it will soon *get* bad though ...

88 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:48 pm

This is about as far from wood as one can get. More like that twitchy feeling in that funny place.

89 Just Fair   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:48 pm

Throw FUCKING strikes.

[85] Thanks. What are the Yanks this year? Less than 50%. It's got to be.

90 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:48 pm

These aren't even close.

91 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:49 pm

Jorge Posada sucks.

92 rbj   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:50 pm

unfuckingbelievable.

93 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:50 pm

[87] Or maybe, UGLY and BAD!

94 Just Fair   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:50 pm

Re-dic-u-lous.

95 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:51 pm

let's play till 3 in the morning .... thanks to FOX and the need for 2 separate gates!

96 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:51 pm

Wow..that was an odd play..good heads up from Wood and Pena..but man, Posada really can't catch anymore..

97 Just Fair   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:52 pm

Why did Jorge double clutch before he tried to throw it into the dugout. For the love of Mo! He's a disaster back there.

98 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:52 pm

3-0 Tampa Bay.

Kyle Davies is wretched.

99 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:53 pm

Total circus time was averted. That throw from Posada was ridiculous. Even if perfect he would have been safe.

100 rbj   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:53 pm

So not only two games, but extra innings as well?

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101 Just Fair   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:54 pm

Rays up 3-0 in the 3rd.

102 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:55 pm

That was a Robbie of old swing at a bad pitch.

103 Just Fair   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:56 pm

Good thing they got Gardner home in the 8th. Oh, wait....

104 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:57 pm

Bard is damn good..

105 rbj   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:57 pm

[101] And with AJ pitching I've already put the second game in the loss column.

So who do we open on the road against? Twins, as the WC plays against the team with the better record?

106 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:58 pm

[105] It also feels like a "we just wanted to get Chad some work" game.

107 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 2, 2010 7:59 pm

Jorge is having some kind of game.

108 Just Fair   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:00 pm

Don't throw out you arm, Phil. Ugh. This game sucks.

109 rbj   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:04 pm

So we're going to get Javy on Sunday?

110 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:05 pm

[109] I think Joe threatened as much after the last Javy debacle.

111 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:06 pm

Hughes getting squeezed.

112 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:08 pm

Lets win it here.

113 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:08 pm

I remember Hughes doing this! Likey him in relief.

114 rbj   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:09 pm

Trinumerals?

It's called triple digits.

So Sunday's a loss as well. Just rest all the regulars.

115 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:09 pm

let's play 2.1!

116 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:09 pm

KC had the bases loaded with no outs, and failed to score.

117 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:14 pm

Funny question. If a batter with two strikes sees a ball in the dirt get by the catcher, can he purposely swing to run to first? Like, when is a swing considered too late?

118 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:15 pm

runrunrunrunrunrun

119 rbj   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:15 pm

Good start Brett.

120 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:16 pm

When Papelbon pitches, Tito looks five years older.

121 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:17 pm

Run THEN bunt, goddammit.

WHY ARE YOU SO EAGER TO GIVE OUTS AWAY, JOE???

122 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:17 pm

Can someone just knock him in now?

123 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:17 pm

I do agree with the Timster there...Gardner should have stolen second, then the sac.

124 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:17 pm

[121] Well, we have to wait until there are two strikes before we run for whatever reason, so you can't bunt then

125 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:18 pm

Buck and McCarver are JUST NOW talking about needing to get the 2nd gate into the park?

126 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:18 pm

Sometimes, it's all sac and no balls.

127 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:19 pm

[123] When both McCarver AND Sterling are smart enough to see the proper order of the plays and our manager isn't ...

128 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:20 pm

WOOHOO!

129 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:20 pm

SPEED KILLS!!!!

130 rbj   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:20 pm

Derek & Gritner!

131 Diane Firstman   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:20 pm

now THAT's lucky!

132 Just Fair   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:20 pm

MADNESS! Ya' just can't pre........

133 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:20 pm

HAHAHAHAHA!

134 Just Fair   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:21 pm

Score more, please.

135 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:23 pm

That was not a good AB.

136 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:25 pm

No mo for Mo.

137 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:27 pm

I gotta leave for dinner...my wife non too happy with me, friends waiting, reservation at risk. How can I leave?

138 mhoward120   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:28 pm

Hughes should pitch the bottom of the inning. If Mo gives up a run, what next? Gaudin or Mitre??? Either one is a white flag.

139 Just Fair   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:28 pm

Someone will got on and steal a base I'm sure of it.

140 mhoward120   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:29 pm

And what about Game 2...and Sunday?

141 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:32 pm

Cano is great

142 Just Fair   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:32 pm

You the man, Robbie!

143 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:32 pm

MVP MVP MVP. Fielding has to count for something.

144 mhoward120   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:33 pm

You sure its not spelled DCano - the "d" is silent in the name but loud in the field?

145 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:33 pm

Buck has been campaigning for Cano all game

146 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:33 pm

I hear some Yankee fans in the Fens

147 Just Fair   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:34 pm

All Rise. Phew!

148 rbj   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:34 pm

Yes. We are now a full game up on Tampa. Just gotta match them the next two.

149 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:34 pm

All is right with the world. Yay MO! Gotta go, please hold AJ tight banterers. He might rise to the occasion.

150 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:35 pm

Well, a win-is-a-win, but we would have been set up a lot better for the nightcap if we'd just scored those easy runs earlier ...

151 mhoward120   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:35 pm

As much as I love Mo - and he IS my 2d favorite player of all-time (of course, Mickey is always No. 1), I still say Hughes could have easily gotten another inning of work in.
And, on another note, am I the only one who thinks there is a possibility that the next closer after Mo (hopefully not for another 15 or 20 years) will be that scum-bad Papelbon?

152 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:37 pm

18 wins for Hughes

153 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:38 pm

[151] It's inevitable that the Mets acquire Papelbon.

154 mhoward120   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:54 pm

9:15 game 2 start time?!
How do you get rid of a full house of Red Sox fans at Fenway Park so fast?
Guess you gotta use the world's biggest roll of toilet paper!

155 Just Fair   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:56 pm

[151] It's also possible that Pedroia will be the ss after Jeter. But it ain't happening. I will now go rinse the puke out of my mouth.

156 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 2, 2010 8:59 pm

AJ vs Dice-K....yikes..

157 mhoward120   ~  Oct 2, 2010 9:00 pm

O fuck - do we really have to watch AJ again tonite??? At least, the game will effectively be over within 45 minutes.

158 monkeypants   ~  Oct 2, 2010 9:02 pm

Heresy I know, but I would have used Hughes for two innings...and up to three or four if they needed it...and saved Mo for game two.

But I can't complain about the win. Two more games to go.

159 mhoward120   ~  Oct 2, 2010 9:09 pm

The difference between Joe Torre and Joe Girardi in a nutshell?
Torre has always been "Mr. Torre". Girardi is "Girardi".

160 mhoward120   ~  Oct 2, 2010 9:09 pm

(159) according to Jeter, that is.

161 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 2, 2010 9:12 pm

Eesh. Well, if AJ doesn't pitch well, the B team won't matter

162 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 2, 2010 9:24 pm

Greetings all. Tuned in just in time to see KW walk the bases loaded and prepare to give away the game. But things worked out. If we win these next 2 games, we have the Division, right?

RIGHT?

163 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 2, 2010 9:25 pm

Oh... was it discussed what a fantastic play Pena made to get the lead run at the plate? Just a great, heads up play that may have saved the game.

164 Emma Span   ~  Oct 2, 2010 9:29 pm

Hey kids! Just got a quick Game One recap/Game Two Game Thread post up, FYI.

165 Jon DeRosa   ~  Oct 2, 2010 9:29 pm

Nice win! The recap is up, you can use that post for the late game thread if it suits you...

166 Emma Span   ~  Oct 2, 2010 9:29 pm

[163] Oh, damn... I shoulda mentioned that! Quick turnaround tonight, tho.

167 Just Fair   ~  Oct 2, 2010 9:31 pm

Hey, Dice-K. Go fuck yourself.

168 Jon DeRosa   ~  Oct 2, 2010 9:32 pm

emma, i don't mind if we use yours, but can we put my name on it somewhere? my wife won't be too psyched that i just opted out of dishes/laundry/garbage with the excuse -"i have to write the recap before the next one starts."

169 Jon DeRosa   ~  Oct 2, 2010 9:33 pm

actually, let's be honest. my wife's not gonna read this...

170 Raf   ~  Oct 2, 2010 9:53 pm

[159] Of course, Torre is considerably older than Jeter, and Jeter has actually played with Girardi, so I can kinda see where he's coming from.

171 mhoward120   ~  Oct 2, 2010 9:54 pm

Someone please kill that fucker AJ NOW!!!!!!

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