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Here Comes Your 19th Nervous Breakdown

I’m a pretty calm baseball watcher these days. That’s what happens when you cover the team for a while, or when you’ star to mentally write up the action while it’s still happening, or take notes… you just get more detached. I’m not in the locker room anymore so I don’t have to smother my inner fan with a pillow, but my inner fan has long since taken to self-censorship. I am usually pretty even-keeled about the Yankees these days.

But not always.

I’m all twitchy about tonight’s game, more than I have been in a long time — years — and I don’t know why. The Yankees won the World Series just last year; if they don’t make it this year I’m okay with that. For whatever reason, though, this game is getting to me. I’m having friends over tonight, to watch with me; I don’t want to be alone with A.J. Burnett.

Longtime readers will recall that I have a Bernie Williams bobblehead doll — my only Yankee bobblehead — which, during big games, I often move around my studio apartment until I find a “lucky spot.” Laugh all you want, but would the Yankees have won the World Series last year if the Bernie bobblehead hadn’t been nestled under my bed (after the freezer lost its luckiness)? I guess we’ll never know. Anyway, I haven’t bothered with the Bernie bobblehead pretty much all year, but I’m pretty sure he’ll be shifting around quite a bit tonight.

Here we go… hold onto something.

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1 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 19, 2010 6:54 pm

You know, in the spirit of Todd Drew and hopefulness in general, I've tried to like Burnett, really I have. And tonight it all comes down to something that John Flaherty likes to talk about and that's a pitcher being proud of his fastball. I think if AJ is proud of his heater, he's got a shot to compete.Doesn't have to be great, but he's got to show up.

I'd really like to see it. For us, of course, but also for Todd because it would be something that would have delighted him, seeing his boy realize his potential, being able to harness it just for one night. Burnett could completely change his Yankee career with a big performance tonight, or consign him to the Kevin Brown pile with a loss.

So in big spots today, with runners on the base, is AJ gunna be proud of his shit? That's the 64,000 question.

No matter what happens, it feels like this might be the game we remember. I sure as fuggin shit hope it's for the right reasons.

LET'S GO YAN-KEES!

2 PickNY   ~  Oct 19, 2010 7:26 pm

Another game I'm having to be @ work on my iPhone reading you guys play-by-play action on this blog.
I'm hoping this game is worth watching from the beginning! Got to be honest, I'm not watching, IF we lose. But I'm not thinking about losing. Keeping hope alive! I represent all NY sport teams while living in Alaska. You better believe I own much stock in Directv sport packages for sure. Yes, most folks waiting to hate on my Yankees as the Evil Empire! It's all good.

I want to give a shoot out to all of you for the comments. It's almost like I'm watching the game. I have to say you guys crack me up! Lol

Anyway, thanks for keepin it real, except I don't like when someone uses the Lord name in vain:( other than that let's go Yanks! I hope they be more aggressive in hitting the ball rather than always trying to read each pitch to be perfect to hit. They hit enough balls to know their hot spot, so SWING AWAY!

3 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 19, 2010 7:30 pm

2) Nice to have you. You'll have to let the lord's name in vain stuff go cause while we have rules about civility with each other, when it comes to Religious stuff, we've got a "it's a free country," attitude. Don't take it personally. And thanks for swinging by.

Hope we've got reason to cheer tonight, man. Been sitting on our hands for way too fuggin much of this series. Why wait? How about some first inning runs?

4 randym77   ~  Oct 19, 2010 7:38 pm

I'm hoping for the best, but I'm afraid I don't have much faith in AJ.

But I'm going to enjoy the game anyway. It feels like winter tonight - a reminder that all too soon there won't be any baseball to watch.

5 rbj   ~  Oct 19, 2010 7:38 pm

"I’m all twitchy about tonight’s game, more than I have been in a long time — years — and I don’t know why."

Might have something to do with AJ starting tonight?

I just don't know how to feel about tonight's game.

6 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 7:44 pm

[2] Agreed...everyone, please stop using Mariano's name in vain :)

I have a feeling this game will be over by the fourth inning...just not sure in whose favor.

7 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 7:44 pm

[1] I’ve tried to like Burnett, really I have.

AJ is an odd sort. For whatever reasons, I actually like the guy, a lot more than I figured I would when they signed him. But I detest watching him pitch 90% of the time.

8 PickNY   ~  Oct 19, 2010 7:46 pm

I too trying to remain positive about AJ, but sometimes his fastball floats too much in the middle of the plate. He definitely need his ball to move or maybe that nasty changeup will work tonight. However, we do need early inning RUNS!

9 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 7:47 pm

Also, I am oddly calm about the game and the series. Or maybe resigned is a more accurate term. I 'm not sure. Anyway, I can't even mount the effort to complain about Cervelli starting in place of the presumably well rested Jorge. Whatever. Maybe AJ will surprise us, maybe not. I picked Texas to win in seven, but right now I am just enjoying the fact that there are at least two games left in the season.

10 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 7:50 pm

[7] I like AJ too. Actually quite a bit. I still hope the Yankees find away to trade him in the off season.

11 PickNY   ~  Oct 19, 2010 7:53 pm

Fellas,

Do you know what it feel like when your wife is a Texas fan? Wow! She's been quiet since her Cowgirls and Spurs not beatin on one of my NY teams. It was hard having to tell het that Texas beat my Yankees last night and she gave me that silent no response like "oh yeah". All I gotta say when she gets home from school tonight, I hope I can give her that same silent response! Can't do it! He'll yeah we tied it up! Next! Hahahaha!

12 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 19, 2010 7:56 pm

Got to do some hittin.

13 RCK   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:00 pm

I hope the Bernie bobblehead can find his lucky spot quickly! I'm on the couch with my "Swisher dog." A stuffed dog in a Yankees cap and t-shirt that a friend gave me. I don't normally watch games with him, but I've decided that he will be lucky for AJ.

I actually had the opposite reaction to you, Emma. I've been watching most of the playoff games with friends, but I feel like I want to be alone tonight. If AJ bombs (and I don't think that he will!), I'd rather be alone in my misery.

14 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:03 pm

I feel ill.

15 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:04 pm

"So you're saying there's a chance." -Lloyd.
I like crazy, dufus AJ. He just may throw a gem and wind up the WS MVP. Ya just can't ........
Go Yankees! Methinks the scoreboard operator is going to be busy this eve.

16 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:04 pm

I'm actually more concerned with our offense then AJ tonight. Don't get me wrong. I know AJ could blow this game. But I don't think we have a chance in this series if our offense doesn't wake up.

17 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:07 pm

[9] "Also, I am oddly calm about the game and the series."

Me too. I have been all season. For me, its not being resigned, its just feeling content, probably the still-not-gone afterglow of the Serious win last year. I feel like I trust the Yanks again - they found a way to win games all season long, and I think they will tonight, too.

'Course I thought that last night and it didn't get us very far . . .

[1] [7] [10] AJ is alright in my book. He kind of reminds me of Pettitte, actually - sometimes he can be absolutely masterful (though they do it differently, Pettitte's precision vs AJ's gas), and sometimes he flat-out sucks, but usually he can soldier through and get some run support and the Yanks win.

18 rbj   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:07 pm

Let's go AJ!

19 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:08 pm

95

20 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:08 pm

Hey, everybody.

21 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:08 pm

Please let the Yankees be up in 15 minutes with the score 0-0.

22 51cq24   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:08 pm

gas

23 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:08 pm

Here we go . . .

24 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:09 pm

Hey, 1/3 of an inning scoreless!

25 51cq24   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:09 pm

how good was that umpire last night? i've never seen anyone that precise while following along with the real strike zone.

26 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:09 pm

ok. 1 down. 26 to go.

27 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:09 pm

AJ is going to need a better curve than that tonight.

28 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:10 pm

Nasty slider

29 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:10 pm

25!

30 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:10 pm

The Buckler.

31 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:10 pm

That's the better curve I was talking about.

32 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:10 pm

[27] And the Yankees will have to hit.

33 51cq24   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:10 pm

[27] are we watching the same thing?

34 rbj   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:10 pm

Beautiful curve

35 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:10 pm

Fuckin A!

Yes!!

Slider for the backwards K.

Knuckle curve, says Smolz.

36 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:11 pm

24!

37 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:11 pm

Hamilton late on a first pitch fastball = good sign.

38 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:11 pm

Curve's workin' so far!

I just remembered that Diane is at her first playoff game tonight. Wouldn't it be nice for her to see AJ pitch a gem.

39 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:11 pm

Better first inning than Pettitte.

40 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:11 pm

A SCORELESS FIRST, A SCORELESS FIRST!!

41 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:11 pm

Fuck Yeah. 1,2,3. Roll on Offense!

42 rbj   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:11 pm

1-2-3 inning!

43 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:11 pm

[38] i think it'd be nice for everyone!

44 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:11 pm

Wait a second...the Rangers aren't required to score in the first inning?

45 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:11 pm

Well, that went well.

46 Yankee Mama   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:11 pm

Boy, the energy is electric tonight.

47 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:11 pm

Does anyone actually want to watch Conan because of these commercials?

48 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:12 pm

[32] Amen.

49 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:12 pm

[35] MLB.com's At Bat said the same thing. I didn't know AJ threw a knuckle curve!

[36] I like that idea.

50 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:12 pm

Very nice. Now maybe a lead (dare I dream)?

51 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:12 pm

[38] I had a pretty long postseason winning streak snapped last night, so hopefully she can start another one.

52 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:12 pm

.... hello? ..... Good AJ? ...... Is that you?

53 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:12 pm

Is anyone up in the bullpen?

54 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:13 pm

[49] He uses his knuckles on the curve, like Mussina did.

55 rbj   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:14 pm

Jeter's the cleanup hitter?

56 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:14 pm

[52] I think I saw Good AJ on a lonely road, waiting for Godot.

57 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:14 pm

Berkman is going to have a big game tonight.

58 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:14 pm

Teix + ARod = 2 for 24 (and $52m). Not good.

59 51cq24   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:15 pm

was his foot on the base?

60 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:15 pm

[57] Been thinking that today too.

61 rbj   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:15 pm

[47] Not me. But I didn't watch his other shows either. I'm too old & have to get up early.

62 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:15 pm

Has Jeter led of a game with a hit this October?

63 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:15 pm

oh god.

64 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:15 pm

The Yankees seem to be in a hurry to watch AJ pitch.

65 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:17 pm

[61] Me, too. But those commercials are lame.

66 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:17 pm

that was pathetic.

67 Yankee Mama   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:17 pm

Tex looks terrible. April in Oct.

68 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:17 pm

Sigh. I'd like to see the Yanks wait Hunter out, as opposed to going up there hacking.

Now Tex, maybe I'd like to see him hack a bit, since he's hitless in the ALCS so far. But I guess he ought to do what he's most comfortable with . . .

69 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:17 pm

Remember when Leyland called the Yankees lineup Murder's Row and Robbie Cano? Well, in this series, it's juts Robbie Cano.

What a pathetic three at bats.

70 51cq24   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:17 pm

switch cano and teixeira soon?

71 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:17 pm

Mark Teixeira has been the worst player on the team in two playoffs. By a wide margin.

72 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:18 pm

[63] ALDS game three

73 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:20 pm

[72] Right...thanks.

74 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:20 pm

[71] Nobody's been much better, except maybe Granderson.

75 joe   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:20 pm

Damn weak outs. Let hope AJ keeps this up

76 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:20 pm

[71] SHouldn't have said that. Cano, too.

77 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:21 pm

I'm pretty sure Vlad Guerrero could make contact with a pitch thrown at CitiField.

78 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:21 pm

Man, did he miss there.

79 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:21 pm

[74] Think he meant over last two years.

80 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:21 pm

[77] Heh. Yeah, and hit it all the way back to Yankee Stadium.

81 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:22 pm

[77] No fucking kidding. It's insane.

82 mjpucci   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:22 pm

Evening, everyone. Another nervous fan checking in.

One potentially good thing about AJ's long hiatus is that his arm should be fully fueled. His stuff looks live tonight (but then again, when doesn't it?)

83 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:22 pm

23!

84 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:22 pm

Damn! Not that one!

Go AJ!

85 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:22 pm

[79] I'm not arguing. He's been a disappointment.

86 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:22 pm

I have to admit, Cervelli's go-go routine behind the plate sort of bugs. Then again, if he can keep AJ on the straight and narrow, I'll live with it.

87 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:23 pm

[82] so far he is throwing strikes. which is a big difference.

88 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:23 pm

The only thing I would improve about the game baseball is the quality of national broadcasts. It's just shameful.

89 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:23 pm

[87] Yes, that's the difference. Athough I thinkt he Rangers are giving him some help.

90 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:24 pm

[88] so you don't supp[ort George Carlin's suggestions for change?

91 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:24 pm

Fuck, that was nasty!

Tied him the *fuck* up1

Wow!

92 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:24 pm

22!

93 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:24 pm

[88] Yep.

94 51cq24   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:24 pm

cervelli pointed at that like it was the last out of the world series

95 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:24 pm

That ws for Alex...AJ trusted his fastball.

96 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:25 pm

[88] I like Darling, but that's as far as it goes.

97 51cq24   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:25 pm

[88] that's not the game

98 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:25 pm

AJ's getting the corner.

99 mjpucci   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:25 pm

AJ's going to throw 6 shutout innings tonight just to spite us all.

100 rbj   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:25 pm

Nice to see fans standing and cheering A.J.

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101 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:26 pm

First yanker...hopefully not many more of those.

102 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:26 pm

[99] Yeah? Well I say he's not!! Hear that, AJ??!

103 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:26 pm

Hello all. Feeling calm and resigned. Rangers swinging at a lot of AJ junk. I'll take it. Lock up your daughters and sisters, AJ looks confident.

104 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:26 pm

21!

105 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:26 pm

Fuck YES!

106 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:26 pm

What I miss??

I got a feeling, A-Rod and Cano are going to make like Tane & Ali, send some baseballs to Mars.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yy_3tYlT398

107 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:27 pm

Now score some dang runs!

108 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:27 pm

YEAH! (But they still have to hit.)

109 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:27 pm

[106] of course, that should say "Trane"...

110 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:27 pm

c'mon hitters. hit like you can. not like this shit we've seen here.

111 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:27 pm

Hello, April AJ...welcome back.

112 mjpucci   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:27 pm

[88] The commercials are the worst. Last night's game should have taken 2:30, but instead it dragged on well into its fourth hour.

113 51cq24   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:28 pm

after today we should save aj until game 7 of the world series if we make it

114 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:28 pm

[99] If the Score Truck isn't freed from whatever deep winter storage it was erroneously put into early, it won't matter.

A-Rod on base here would be very nice.

115 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:28 pm

[112] Yeah, they pack a lot of commercials in, but I was complaining that the commercials weren't funny. A separate issue.

116 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:28 pm

You guys will get a few runs tonight. Just outmatched last night. lol

117 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:29 pm

[106] I think A Rod's gonna belt one that makes you think of NRBQ covering Sun Ra, like so: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZYdTfww0pk

118 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:29 pm

[116] They've really only hit in one inning against the Rangers so far.

119 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:30 pm

Work the guy. He'll crumble.

120 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:30 pm

[117] oh nice!

121 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:31 pm

[117] JL25and3, wherever he is, would get a kick out of that.

122 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:32 pm

I miss the YES pitch counts.

123 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:32 pm

Good eye, Alex.

Way to lay off that slider.

124 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:32 pm

Alex pops out...bye!

125 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:33 pm

A can of corn, but the best AB yet.

126 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:33 pm

well, at least alex made him work.

127 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:33 pm

Go go go go go

128 51cq24   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:33 pm

if you were in yankee stadium, would you chant mvp even if you don't think cano is mvp? would you not chant mvp just because you don't think he was?

129 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:33 pm

robbie!!!

130 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:33 pm

Smashola

131 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:34 pm

Fucking hell.

Damn!

Did you see that?

Fucking hell, that's power.

132 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:34 pm

I think that might be interference

133 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:34 pm

That looked like interference.

134 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:34 pm

[128] Nah, I'd chant.

135 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:34 pm

Jeffery Maier just became a trending topic.

136 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:34 pm

He looked jammed on that.

And still.

137 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:34 pm

MVP!!!!!!!!!!

138 51cq24   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:34 pm

home run

139 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:34 pm

Ghost of Jeff Meier.

140 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:34 pm

Is it a Meyer ball?

141 51cq24   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:34 pm

does ron darling not know the rule?

142 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:34 pm

no interference no interference no interference please...

143 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:34 pm

Definitely interfered with! Is that the only way the stakees can score??

144 rbj   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:35 pm

The ball hit the top of the wall.

145 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:35 pm

[135] Heehee.

146 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:35 pm

If the ball is on top of the fence, is that in or out? Does it have to break the plane of the field?

147 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:35 pm

Stankees! Cheat to get a run. lol

148 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:35 pm

Ooops I meant Meier.

149 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:35 pm

the 10th man! i mean men...

150 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:35 pm

[128] Yep, I'd chant it, because I think he should be the MVP.

151 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:35 pm

Now Swish gfoes full count and makes the pitcher stew in his anger.

152 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:36 pm

[150] i'd chant it just because i'm a frackin' homer!

153 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:36 pm

Show us the actual hit, idiots!

I want to see Robbie's swing again!

154 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:36 pm

I can't believe they did not review that...or is interference not reviewable? It looked pretty clearly like the fan made contact with the player's glove on the playing field side of the fence.

155 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:36 pm

[147] Yeah. That fan was actually Tony Pena, stationed there to interfere with fly balls.

156 51cq24   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:36 pm

i don't think it matters where cruz's glove was, the ball was in the stands.

157 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:36 pm

[143] Isn't there a Texas blog?

158 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:37 pm

On second glance, they didn't touch Cruz's glove until the ball was over the wall.

159 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:37 pm

Well, it wasn't *quite* a rocket to Venus, but I'll take it. Go YANKS!

160 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:37 pm

Oh, Swish, how'd you miss that!

161 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:37 pm

[117] Ka-BOOM! Excellent.

And Robbie Cano goes yard!

162 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:38 pm

WHOAAA!!!

HERE WE GO!

163 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:38 pm

WOO HOO!!!!

164 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:38 pm

No interference there.

165 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:38 pm

fan interference on berkman;s homerun!!!

166 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:38 pm

No interference on that one.

167 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:38 pm

Hunter is at 22 pitches. I was imaging him having 50 or so after the first two innings, so I'd appreciate a long rally about now, please.

Fat Elvis!!!!!!!!!

168 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:38 pm

Youse guys were right.

169 Yankee Mama   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:38 pm

Big night for Berkman. Who called it?

170 randym77   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:38 pm

Off to a promising start...

171 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:38 pm

Jim Reynolds sucks, but at least Berkman's looked good.

172 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:38 pm

[157] i like having friendly opposing fans here.

173 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:38 pm

Oh that was a foul ball.

174 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:38 pm

OR WAS IT??? lol

175 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:39 pm

Ummmm...foul ball.

176 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:39 pm

Dude's got an odd swing.

He looks flat-footed with a dash of Damon follow-through.

Like it's all upper body.

Weird.

177 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:39 pm

Well, that stinks.

178 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:39 pm

Nope, no home run.

179 Yankee Mama   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:39 pm

It's a foul ball.

180 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:39 pm

Unless it scrapped the pole, alas foul ball.

181 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:39 pm

that's being overturned

182 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:39 pm

[157] There is, but since Ryan took over they have no word counts, many are down with carpal-tunnel.

Cano got me feeling funky! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcjkA5ZAWQo&feature=related

183 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:39 pm

Yeah, that was foul

184 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:40 pm

[128] I would not chant it because I do not think he is the MVP...and because I don't chant. : )

185 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:40 pm

What? Foul? And now replay comes out . . .

"Watching" on At Bat is not fun for this kind of thing.

[172] He's no debris, I'll say that. Seems a little more trollish to me.

186 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:40 pm

FOUL BALL! Come on Stankees, earn your runs!! lol

187 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:41 pm

Wow, I hope Lance gets a hit here now.

188 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:42 pm

[185] perhaps. starting to get that vibe [186]

189 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:42 pm

Looked like a home run to me, pretty clearly was, I mean I'm not biased or anything. :)

Not many boos for that call, kind of odd.

190 rbj   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:42 pm

Right call on the reversal.

191 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:42 pm

Good rips.

192 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:43 pm

[185] What was the name of that Philly fan who trolled around during the WS last year?

193 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:44 pm

[189] Replay works.

194 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:44 pm

But that's a strike?

Wtf?

195 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:44 pm

damn.

196 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:44 pm

This game SHOULD be 0 - 0. But that's ok...

197 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:44 pm

Angel Hernandez is going to cause problems tonight

198 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:45 pm

[192] Oh yeah, him. Don't remember.

199 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:45 pm

[196] He had no play on that ball, give me a break. He mistimed it, pretty obviously.

200 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:46 pm

I think Cano's shot would not have been caught even if the fans' didn't give him the bum's rush. What's so insulting is that jerky kid saying, "What? What?" to Nellie Cruz. LOL. Talk about humiliating.

Berkman is going yard before the night is over. He has to right that wrong.

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201 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:46 pm

What a crazy inning. Not sure that I feel good about the fact that every hitter that inning had at least one pitch to crush, or be discouraged that they wound up with only one run.

202 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:46 pm

[194] Gameday has all of the balls and strikes during Berkman's AB called correctly, for whatever that is worth.

203 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:46 pm

[200] Agreed, agreed and agreed.

204 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:46 pm

196) Bronx Rules. Up to the umps to call that right, but once you go over that line, the fans shouldn't make it easy.

205 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:47 pm

[200] I agree...that ball was well over his glove. The fans didn't even catch it. It went above their hands and bounced off the the top of the wall.

206 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:47 pm

Dude, 3 fans hit his glove!! His glove buckled by the fans! He was ON IT!! lol That's ok though. The Stankees are scared. That's the only thing I've seen that's obvious...

207 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:47 pm

[204] the banterer has spoken! and it is so...

208 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:47 pm

[200] Humiliating for whom? The kid looked like a tool.

209 mjpucci   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:47 pm

[201] Baby steps. Those were the best swings the Yanks have taken since the 8th inning of Game 1. We're poised to explode second time through the lineup.

210 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:48 pm

[206] See 205.

211 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:48 pm

rt @JPosnanski Ump was right. Rulebook: No interference shall be allowed when fielder reaches over a fence ... to catch a ball. He does so at his own risk.

Now, c'mon AJ!

212 51cq24   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:48 pm

[206] he was reaching into the stands because the ball was over the wall

213 rbj   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:49 pm

[206] Joe Morgan disagrees.

214 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:49 pm

AJ's back.

215 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:49 pm

Good eye Murph! Lead off runner on base!

216 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:49 pm

First test for AJ. That was the classic AJ meltdown AB. Now let's see how he handles it.

217 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:49 pm

Uh oh. Not happy about a leadoff walk....you got this AJ.

218 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:49 pm

Uh-oh..Gameday just had an AJ pitch located below the batter's foot...that is not a good omen...

219 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:50 pm

uh oh...AJ from the stretch.

220 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:50 pm

all ah had to do was throw one more strike. he had the batter off balance.

221 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:50 pm

oh crap

222 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:50 pm

Cervelli is just as bad as Posada.

223 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:51 pm

[212] The fan pretty clearly made contact with Cruz's glove on field side of the fence--the replay was clear, I think. The issue is, rather, did Cruz have a play on the ball had the fan not stuck his hands out. That is questionable.

224 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:51 pm

[220] AJ has to be aggressive ahead in the count. In that AB, they started to go for corners, which AJ can't do. Can't understand why the Yankees haven't learned that.

Meanwhile, there is your defensive replacement.

225 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:51 pm

Murphy to 2nd!!! Uh oh, AJ is going to crack now....and the flood gates will open!!

226 rbj   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:51 pm

Tighten the lugnuts!

227 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:51 pm

Here we go.

228 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:51 pm

Oh Jesus here we go.

229 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:51 pm

When was the last time the Yankees played a post season game without a ball getting away from the catcher?

230 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:51 pm

Quick hook...quick hook....quick hook...

231 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:52 pm

[224] concur. hitting molina is just annoying.

232 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:52 pm

Red Alert! This is the kind of inning where AJ Burnett gives up four runs.

233 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:52 pm

SEE!!! Put Molina on base on the very next pitch!! buhahahaha!

234 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:52 pm

20

235 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:52 pm

Does anyone think Burnett gets out of the inning without giving up the lead?

236 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:53 pm

Seriously, I would have someone warming right now. AJ should be permanently on the batter-by-batter watch.

237 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:53 pm

[235] I am more concerned about him giving up three or more runs.

238 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:53 pm

[236] Undoubtedly, but Girardi isn't a quick study.

239 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:53 pm

Texas giving up an out there could be big.

240 51cq24   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:53 pm

[211] the thing is, the interference itself may have technically been in play. but the ball was clearly over the wall, so my interpretation is that cruz was in the process of reaching into the stands (for the ball). on the other hand, if a bunch of fans were to reach over the fence and smother cruz's glove while the ball goes just over the fence, wouldn't that be interference? the rules are not clear, but i think in this circumstance (a very close call on whether the fans were reaching onto the field; fans reaching for the ball, not purposely going after the fielder) home run is the fair call.

241 randym77   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:54 pm

[223] Yeah, I agree. The replay showed the fans reaching over the wall.

242 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:54 pm

This is time for an Eiland visit and the bullpen to get started.

243 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:54 pm

[237] I figured that was implied.

244 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:54 pm

Let's go Elvis. Hit the gap!

245 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:54 pm

[229] Correction:

When was the last time the Yankees played a post season game without a ball getting away from the catcher?

246 Yankee Mama   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:54 pm

Getting tense.

247 mjpucci   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:55 pm

Come on, AJ, get nasty.

248 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:55 pm

The fans are trying to keep him focused. Dude does not deserve an AJ Burnett chant!

249 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:55 pm

[223] I'd have to watch the replay again, but I didn't think they touched the glove until the ball was already over the fence

250 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:56 pm

19!

251 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:56 pm

AJ covered!

252 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:56 pm

[245] It seems like it happened almost every night last October too.

253 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:56 pm

Tie ball game!! And we earned ours. Like I said, it's all good...

254 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:56 pm

At least he can still play defense. Whew.

255 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:56 pm

Teix is good with the glove.

Remember Giambi?

256 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:56 pm

[250] 19. I may not live to see 18.

257 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:56 pm

Nice snag, Teix. At least he is still showing up to the park with his glove, even if he left his bat locked in the trunk of the Score Truck.

258 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:56 pm

ugh a-rod.

259 rbj   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:56 pm

Fuck!

260 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:57 pm

MOTHERFUCKER!!!!!!

FUCKING FUCKING FUCK!

261 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:57 pm

WTF was that?

262 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:57 pm

What the fuck is going on with A-Rod?

263 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:57 pm

Damnit to motherfucking hell.

264 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:57 pm

Molina SCORES!!!! Wow, this didn't take long...

265 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:57 pm

Arod is not having a good postseason at the bat or in the field.

266 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:57 pm

that was a cheapie. owned michael young on that.

267 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:57 pm

Stolen base, walk, wild pitch three run homer.

268 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:57 pm

Don't throw that pitch again.

269 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:57 pm

Key is not to panic here and get Hamilton out. This is going to wind up a high scoring game.

270 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:57 pm

C'mon Josh. Go yard!!!

271 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:58 pm

"Soft ground ball to Alex Rodriguez"..what does that mean?? Damn vague Gameday!

272 mjpucci   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:58 pm

AJ needs to understand his team will score more than 1 run tonight. He must bear down and keep it at 2-1.

273 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:58 pm

2 runs, no hit.

274 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:58 pm

18!

275 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:58 pm

Ok.

But fuck if we're not trailing again.

276 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:58 pm

As we discussed with Mitre, you make your bad luck. When you walk the lead off hitter ahead 0-2 and hit Molina, well, you deserve your luck.

277 rbj   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:58 pm

Ted Lilly signed with the Dodgers, 3 years, $33 million.

Finally.

278 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:58 pm

Oh well, we lead...

279 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:58 pm

Given how that started, I'll take it. We need to get some GODDAMN RUNS!

280 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:58 pm

Did A-Rod even have a play by the time he got to the ball? I couldn't tell, and they didn't show a replay.

281 Yankee Mama   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:58 pm

Ok. All things considered, the damage was contained.

282 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:59 pm

[271] It was a little tapper that A-Rod had to rush to throw and bobbled it. It took them forever to get to it, AJ was falling to the other side of the mound and couldn't get there.

283 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:59 pm

[280] Would have been close...I wonder if his better play wasn't on Molina at home.

284 randym77   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:59 pm

I really wonder if A-Rod's hurt or something. He just looks so awkward.

285 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:59 pm

[271] Perfectly placed little chopper between the mound and the shortstop position. Alex charged in, fielded, couldn't find the handle.

286 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:59 pm

[280] Looking at the replay, I don't think he had a play.

287 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:59 pm

[276] I agree, you walk the leadoff hitter after being up 0-2 and bad things tend to happen.

288 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:59 pm

Damage control. Normal stuff. The runs not a product of mental lapses.

289 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 8:59 pm

I'm enraged right now. Two runs scored solely because of Burnett's stupid fucking bullshit

290 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:00 pm

[280] Nah. He probably wouldn't have gotten him even had he fielded cleanly.

291 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:00 pm

[276] Yep. Hitting Molina...who was sacrificing...square in the back definitely qualifies you for Unlucky™ status.

292 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:00 pm

[284] I agree, all of his throws have been off too. He made that one great play on Molina last night but has looked out of it ever since.

293 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:00 pm

[284] He looked so good in September. Not sure what happened. His swing his long, he is going for pitches out of the zone, and he looks stiff in the field. Maybe the layoff between the series has affected him as well.

294 51cq24   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:00 pm

[223] the issue isn't really whether he would have had a play on the ball, since if the fans interfere with him once over the wall and the ball goes over the wall it's clearly a home run. it's vague because the rules don't clarify where the fans can interfere on a ball that is in the stands.

295 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:01 pm

[292] Even on that play he bounced the throw.

296 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:01 pm

[283] Ah, good point. I forgot that Crazy Legs Molina was the runner at third.

297 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:01 pm

Easy goes it Matt. Each team should easily score over 5 runs...

298 Yankee Mama   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:01 pm

I'm satisfied that AJ didn't completely implode. Now if the offensive juggernaut would just get cracking and realize that they are the scoring monsters that they are.

299 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:02 pm

Steeee-rike 3!! Sit down!

300 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:02 pm

bad at bat there from gritner

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301 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:02 pm

[297] I have absolutely zero patience for two runs scoring because AJ Burnett has no idea where he throws the ball.

302 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:02 pm

[278] Lot to gloat about in Texas. A fine baseball legacy. Enjoy.

303 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:03 pm

Hey offense. Go $#$$ yourself.

304 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:03 pm

Did I mention how glad I was Girardi decided to play Cervelli?

305 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:03 pm

Nice AB, Cervelli. Thanks for your contributions.

306 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:03 pm

Oh Jesus. I forgot about Cervelli.

307 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:03 pm

guys. 4 pitches and two outs is not how you follow up on that half inning.

308 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:03 pm

Unfuckingbelievable.

Now it's back to somnambulance?

309 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:03 pm

I hear ya, Matt. But your guys have a real good chance tonight. It's all about execution...

310 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:03 pm

I'll take what AJ's given us thus far, really....my beef is with this dormant offense.

311 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:03 pm

[302] Please ignore....ignorance loves attention.

312 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:04 pm

[310] i agree. the offense needs to hit.

313 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:05 pm

woo hoo! CAPTAIN!

314 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:05 pm

Please score him.

315 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:05 pm

This close!

316 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:05 pm

FUCK. Just missed it.

317 Yankee Mama   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:05 pm

Finally. Someone with a pulse.

318 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:05 pm

Oh Kenboyer, don't start the crying now! You're the Stankees!! You got all that "mystique"! (money can buy anything)

319 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:05 pm

Nice Derek! Now c'mon Grandy - plate 'im!

320 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:05 pm

Hey, guys, I had this great dream that Derek drilled one to the centerfield wall!

It was fabulous!

Hey, what...?

321 rbj   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:05 pm

Yay, Jetes!

322 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:05 pm

That's just awful luck. Jeter finally hits a ball well, and it has to bounce off the top of the wall with two outs. The breaks are not going the Yankees way.

323 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:05 pm

It really is a different offense when Posada sits. Having a catcher that can HIT has kind of been beneficial to the Yanks over the years.

Nice Jeter- he drove a pitch!

324 randym77   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:05 pm

Yeah, Jete!

325 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:05 pm

CAPTAIN! But can they get him in with two outs?

326 mjpucci   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:05 pm

Cap's best swing all playoffs long.

327 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:05 pm

did they just call hamilton one of the best CF in the game? WTF?

328 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:05 pm

Please don't fuck this up...

329 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:06 pm

[311] SUCH a great addendum to that which I can't share as it violates Banter guidelines...

C'mon Candy-Man!

330 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:06 pm

2-0...

331 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:06 pm

Boy, you'd think Derek would know what part of the park to hit it to by now. What kind of captain is he, anyway?

332 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:06 pm

Fuckin' A!!

333 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:06 pm

YES! GRANDY DANCER!

334 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:06 pm

NEEDED fucking THAT.

335 Yankee Mama   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:06 pm

Breath!

336 rbj   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:06 pm

Curtis! Gettin' the job done.

337 mjpucci   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:06 pm

[322] There's a break!

338 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:07 pm

[322] There's a break!

What's that low rumble I hear? Is that the Score Truck??

339 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:07 pm

Grandy cashes in the two out run!

Hunter has nothing....the Yankees have to start hammering him before the Rangers get to AJ.

340 51cq24   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:07 pm

[322] didn't the rangers hit 2 lasers off the top of the wall yesterday?

341 randym77   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:07 pm

[325] Yes. :-)

342 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:07 pm

The big swings are a coming.

343 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:07 pm

Run, Grandy, Run!

344 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:07 pm

C'mon Tex...big 2 out inning!

345 mjpucci   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:07 pm

Can y'all imagine what this lineup would look like if Jete, Tex, and A-Rod start heating up a little?

346 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:08 pm

[338] Hhahahah! Indeed!

347 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:08 pm

[345] i can imagine it of course. which is what is so frustrating when they are cold!

348 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:08 pm

I'd let Curtis loose here.

349 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:08 pm

[340] Yesterday?

350 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:08 pm

[331] Jeter just wanted to give Grandy an RBI. He is not selfish, you know.

351 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:08 pm

[338] i love that crazy truck.

352 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:08 pm

[348] Definitely. Go.

353 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:09 pm

[350] Its so clear to me now!

354 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:09 pm

[351] They got a higher gear on that thing?

355 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:09 pm

BALK! I LOVE THIS SHIT!

356 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:09 pm

Fat boy's rattled.

357 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:10 pm

Balk! Downright AJBurnettian.

358 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:10 pm

Come on Teix, do something.

359 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:10 pm

[354] am i the only one that imagines some crazy mad mex type truck? all shielded metal windows and spikes.

360 rbj   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:10 pm

Balk, triple, semi controversial HR, replay calling back a HR, this game's got everything.

361 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:10 pm

[358] Except make an out, of course. ;)

362 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:10 pm

Fucking shift.

Fuck.

363 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:10 pm

Good inning...

364 randym77   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:10 pm

[327] Yes, my reaction was the same. Hamilton's got a great bat, but he's not a very good CFer defensively. He's got so much speed you'd think he would be, but he doesn't seem to have very good instincts. I've seen him camp out under a fly ball...only to have it drop in several feet away. Like Lucy in Peanuts.

365 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:11 pm

shift totally worked there. tex ripped that.

366 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:11 pm

At some point, Teixeira is going to have to produce more.

367 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:11 pm

They're hitting him hard

368 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:11 pm

rats. Alright, AJ. Repeat your 1st inning please.

369 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:11 pm

The shift pays off. Teix needs to get all Ted Williams on that shift.

370 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:11 pm

Think we can hold them this time AJ?

371 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:11 pm

[367] But only two runs, which worries me. The same thing happened with Lewis.

372 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:12 pm

[364] heck he had a ball hop off his leg or something earlier in this series. or maybe that was his glove? i don't even remember.

373 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:12 pm

[366] C'mon, he hit that ball on the screws. I mean, yeah, he's got to get it done at some point, but that's a tough AB to pick on.

374 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:12 pm

Speaking of diving headfirst into third, remember Paulie's would-be triple off Schilling in Game 7?
Smoked into left center, as I recall. Man, did he bust it.

One of my favorite Paulie memories.

That and his 9th inning double in Game 5 in '97.

375 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:12 pm

[359] A tank. A turbo charged tank.

376 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:12 pm

I'm calling the A Rod homer to lead off the bottom of the fourth now. Damn, they are hitting rockets against this guy.

LET's GO AJ

377 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:13 pm

[360] It makes you wonder if it is possible to predict baseball.

378 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:13 pm

Need someone up in the pen. Can't let this get away.

379 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:13 pm

[377] Hey, don't get all John Sterling on me.

380 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:13 pm

[373] I am not picking on the AB per se, but hitting a liner into the shift isn't exactly what he should be aiming for. Tex has to get the ball in the air, and should be able to do that off Hunter.

381 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:13 pm

[375] that would do

382 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:13 pm

[377] *cracking up* Yes, why yes it does, mp.

383 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:14 pm

C'mon AJ, quick inning here. 1-2-3, baby.

384 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:14 pm

0-2. Here come the awful waste pitches

385 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:14 pm

[369] Williams was actually known for being stubborn and hitting into the shift- so Teix IS going all Ted Williams! :)

386 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:14 pm

Jesus fucking Christ AJ

387 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:14 pm

[384] They just don't learn.

388 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:15 pm

[385] His approach wasn't to hit into it, but over it. That's what the Yankees need Tex to do.

389 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:15 pm

5 innings of AJ is plenty.

390 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:15 pm

How did that motherfucker hit that ball so hard?

391 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:15 pm

[387] Its obviously some kind of organizational philosophy.

392 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:15 pm

Another putrid approach leading off the inning.

393 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:16 pm

Lead off single!!! Let's go Rangers, Let's go!!! I hear that truck...

394 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:16 pm

I have a headache

395 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:16 pm

Goddamn, I'm always stuck rooting against him, but I do love Vladdy. That said, LET'S GO AJ!

396 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:17 pm

[392] I'd like to see the thought process that led to ball two

397 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:17 pm

That would have been a big play. I have a feeling AJ is living on borrowed time right now. Every out they can steal would be big.

398 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:17 pm

Wasting an 0-2 pitch is fine for a pitcher who actually HAS COMMAND OF THE STRIKE ZONE.

399 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:17 pm

[385] I was referring to the old saw that he just hit it over the shift --> [388] BINGO!

400 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:17 pm

17!

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401 51cq24   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:18 pm

[374] that double is not my favorite anything (although i know you're just praising o'neill here, and he deserves it). that ball was so close to tying the game.

402 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:18 pm

Good pitch. 1 down. Now a nice 6-4-3.

403 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:18 pm

Fastball velocity is down to 92-93.

404 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:19 pm

[398] Even then, the ball six feet outside or over the batters head is so fucking pointless. Unless Jeff Francoeur is up.

But I'll grant you that one waste pitch can be fine. Its almost always two. With Hughes, its often three.

405 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:19 pm

cervelli was amazed he caught that.

406 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:19 pm

[401] Yeah, I still wince when I think about him running out of gas on his way to third. That's probably my least favorite O'Neill moment actually :( My favorite is the double against Cleveland in 1997, and second is the walk against Benitez in the 2000 Series.

407 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:19 pm

Enough with the slide step! Attack the damn hitter.

408 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:19 pm

[403] I really hope that Girardi is just looking to squeeze five innings out of him.

409 rbj   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:19 pm

Convicted pitch? Felony or mere misdemeanor?

410 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:19 pm

16!

411 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:20 pm

[403] He's just effectively changing speeds :)

412 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:20 pm

Yikes. That was a scene.

413 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:20 pm

Here we Murph!...

414 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:20 pm

One more, AJ. Let's go and get the bats back out there.

415 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:20 pm

[404] I'm just thinking of guys like Mussina who could use it well, occasionally get a guy to wave at it.

416 51cq24   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:20 pm

[406] actually, i meant the double against cleveland.

417 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:20 pm

[408] This game will be decided over the next two innings. If the Yankees haven't jumped on Hunter by then, I wont have much confidence in them scoring enough runs to win this game.

418 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:21 pm

Good pitch in the dirt...

419 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:21 pm

I like when he throws that pitch in the dirt 0-1. he often gets guys to swing at it. but then he needs to throw a strike.

15!

420 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:21 pm

AJ Burnett is exhausting to watch

421 mjpucci   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:21 pm

Gotta love NY media: They already tracked down Jeffrey Maier at LaGuardia Airport where he was watching the game.

422 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:21 pm

Nice job, AJ. Now score some fucking runs.

423 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:22 pm

That flyball went a lot farther than I thought. Off the bat I thought is was a blooper in no man's land. Gotta check my prescription.

424 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:22 pm

Both teams starting to get some awfully good swings. Nellie Cruz JUST missed that second pitch.

425 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:22 pm

[406] Sacrilegious perhaps, but I never liked Paul O'Neil..seemed like a whiny brat...

Well done AJ! Give us 2 more like that, please!

426 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:22 pm

A Rod. Dinger. Callin it.

427 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:23 pm

[416] Got'cha, I was lost there I guess... Nothing new for me!

I still get chills when he walks off of the field, almost in tears after the fans chanted for him.

428 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:23 pm

[426] Right on - time for that Rocket #9 to the planet Venus!

429 51cq24   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:23 pm

[425] that's beyond sacrilege.

430 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:23 pm

[425] I liked his game, but was not much of a fan of his act. So I guess I agree.

431 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:24 pm

[425] I can see where other team's fans feel that way, but Mr. OK Jazz!

432 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:24 pm

[424] That he did!

Arod, please wake up!

433 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:25 pm

C'mon Tommy. Set down the ex-Ranger...

434 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:25 pm

Arod has been so anxious...and missed so many hittable pitches. That was one.

435 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:25 pm

[404] Mussina and Sabathia threw/throw "waste" pitches that aren't strikes, but are close enough to maybe get someone to offer. That's fine. Pettitte sometimes throws the big whacky waste pitch, but he throws *one*

Burnett and Hughes throw pitches that are literally 8 inches off the plate or over the batter's head. No one is going to swing at that. All you do is put the batter in a better count, and if you keep throwing them, push up your pitch count.

436 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:25 pm

[432] At least some getting on base.

437 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:26 pm

That'll do.

438 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:26 pm

That'll do.

439 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:26 pm

I'll take that

440 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:26 pm

well, that'll work if it gets him on base for rocket robbie.

441 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:26 pm

That's getting on base.

442 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:26 pm

Thatta boy, Stein!

443 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:26 pm

Leadoff man on! (And hopefully seriously pissed off now.)

444 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:27 pm

[431] (hangs head in shame..)..but I'll always defend the honor of Scott Brosius and El Duque against the Yankee haters!

445 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:27 pm

That was a dumb pitch, Hunter. Lead off runner??

446 Yankee Mama   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:27 pm

It's a baserunner any way you slice it.

447 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:27 pm

[404] Pettitte sometimes throws the big whacky waste pitch, but he throws *one*

I like that- the big whacky waste pitch. Perfect description!

448 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:27 pm

[435] That's kinda what I meant about having a waste pitch if you had command. Clemens could strike guys out on balls in the dirt on 0-2.

449 mjpucci   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:28 pm

ESPN New York is reporting that the kid who ran onto the field yesterday was looking to confront, and possibly attack, A-Rod because of his relationship with Cameron Diaz.

450 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:28 pm

[448] But that isn't a waste.

451 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:28 pm

[447] isn't it?

And Pettitte also doesn't do it every time he gets two strikes.

452 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:28 pm

i agree with the general consensus on waste pitches. useful in certain limited supplies and depending on location.

453 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:28 pm

[449] Seriously?

454 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:28 pm

Steal!

455 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:28 pm

[450] Semantics...it was not intended to be in the strike zone.

456 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:29 pm

Washington looks likes he's going to be aggressive with his BP.

457 mjpucci   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:29 pm
458 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:29 pm

[455] Right. There needs to be a different term for a meaningful pitch out of the zone.

459 51cq24   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:29 pm

bullshit strike

460 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:29 pm

AB changing pitch right there.

461 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:30 pm

That hasn't been a fucking strike all night until that. booooooooooooo

462 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:30 pm

Grim LeRogue? Really? Did he have a waxed mustache, top hat and cape?

463 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:30 pm

Stay in the zone Robbie.

464 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:31 pm

That was a terrible call on "strike" 2.

465 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:31 pm

If Maier was any freaking good he would have caught that Jeter ball.

466 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:31 pm

MVP! MVP! MVP!

467 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:31 pm

Well done, Robbie en fuego.

Stfu about Jeffrey Maier.

468 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:31 pm

Big inning folks...get that Score Truck revved up!

469 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:31 pm

Opposite field by Rocket Robbie.
He's simply awesome!

470 randym77   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:32 pm

MVP! MVP! MVP!

471 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:32 pm

Good start. I smell a rally killer.

472 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:32 pm

[462] That name RULES!

473 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:32 pm

I don't mind it, but Smoltz openly roots against the Yankees. I guess I can't blame him.

474 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:32 pm

And NO BUNT!

475 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:32 pm

Cervelli better not bat this inning with men on base...advance warning, if there are reports of frantic foreigners running amok in downtown Tokyo, Joe G will be to blame..

476 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:32 pm

Uh oh...if Hunter gets pulled, the Stankees should win. Our bullpen is shaky, at best! lol

477 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:32 pm

Nolan Ryan's sour puss again.

478 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:33 pm

Come on Swish...opposite field.

479 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:33 pm

Mike Maddux just told Hunter "It May Just Be A One-Shot Deal." #FZ

480 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:33 pm

Swisher is trying to hit HRs.

481 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:33 pm

[475] Yeah, take out Cervelli and Burnett, too.

482 51cq24   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:33 pm

i thought ron darling was supposed to be smart. he's said some asinine things this series. he just said he's ok with the hr call because it was going into the stands and cruz probably wouldn't have gotten it anyway, but then he said what he's not ok with is that cruz has a point too, he was interfered with.

483 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:33 pm

[477] Doesn't that look make you feel good?

484 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:34 pm

[462] Yes.

485 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:34 pm

Swish is missing mashable pitches. D"oh!

486 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:34 pm

[473] I used to really like Smoltz because of what a stand up guy he was during post WS interviews in '99. The other Braves made excuses, he just tipped his cap to the Yanks.

487 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:34 pm

I meant [483] Yes.

488 51cq24   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:35 pm

[486] that's why i like him too. he said the yanks were just in another league.

489 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:35 pm

C'mon SWISH - time to wake up!

490 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:36 pm

Swish is in full pull mode.

491 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:36 pm

Geez Swish, this is not what you did in the regular season!

492 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:36 pm

[473] he kind of does it in a funny, charming way though

493 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:37 pm

[482] I think he just meant that from Cruz's perspective, he might legitimately feel that he was interfered with because the fan did come over the fence and hit his glove. In other words, it was a close judgment call by the ump that, according to Darling, the ump got right. I don't think it was a particularly dumb comment, but maybe I am being too generous.

494 mjpucci   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:37 pm

[486] You can tell Smoltz is kind of new at the broadcasting thing, but he's said some real interesting things so far. His pitch analysis in particular has impressed me.

495 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:37 pm

I was sure he was going to swing at that

496 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:37 pm

These far out shots before the pitch are driving me nuts.

497 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:38 pm

[494] Agreed.

498 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:38 pm

f

499 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:38 pm

Damnit

500 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:38 pm

Fucking terrible.

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501 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:38 pm

Oh Swisher.

502 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:38 pm

ball 4 swish. ball frackin' 4.

503 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:38 pm

Dammit.

That's OK, Fat Elvis is going to leave the building.

504 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:38 pm

Steeee-rike 3! One down...6-4-3

505 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:38 pm

[496] I think they're trying to trick kids into thinking its a Playstation3 game.

506 rbj   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:38 pm

Damn, Swish!

507 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:38 pm

That's just an awful job by Swisher. No excuse for swinging through a fastball in your eyes. Swisher has reverted.

508 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:38 pm

We NEED to score here. There's no way Burnett holds them next inning

509 51cq24   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:38 pm

[493] i could just be reacting to the way he said it. first he said he was ok with the call because it was the right call, then he got all worked up and said "but what i'm not ok with..."

510 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:39 pm

[496] I was thinking the same thing. A little over the top, no?

511 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:39 pm

Still got two shots at it.

512 mjpucci   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:39 pm

99 times out of 100 in the regular season Swisher would have taken that pitch, no matter if he was slumping or not. He's pressing.

513 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:39 pm

Well, the ump started off pretty well. Now he's calling pitches well off the corner. Asshole.

514 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:39 pm

Y'all think Joba Hutt will come in tonight?

515 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:40 pm

C'mon - just a hunk-a hunk-a burnin' love, Lance!

516 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:40 pm

[512] Most of the team is. If they don't snap out of it soon...like in the next couple innings...the season will be over.

517 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:40 pm

[513] Its Angel Hernandez

518 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:40 pm

Anyone know Sterling's hr call for Berkman? C'mon Fat Elvis, take it downtown!

519 yankintexas   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:40 pm

Nice job by the umps? Even with extra umps n the outfield they still need a replay to get the call right.

520 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:41 pm

[518] It's in French, based on Camelot.

521 mjpucci   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:41 pm

[518] It's something like, "Sir Lancelot rides to the rescue!"

522 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:41 pm

I'd rather watch this team get shutdown by lEE.

523 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:41 pm

How does Chipper Jones only have 436 home runs?

524 Yankee Mama   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:41 pm

I'm not an Angel Hernandez fan, in general.

525 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:42 pm

I'll take the walk.

526 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:42 pm

at least berkman doesn't swing at that junk

527 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:42 pm

If it's a strike. Crush. If not. Take it. SImple.

528 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:42 pm

[524] Is anyone?

529 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:42 pm

Come on Lance...hit it where it's pitched.

530 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:42 pm

How does Hunter have only 70 pitches? It feels like he has thrown about 95 so far.

531 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:43 pm

oh my! i'm kind of glad they held arod. That was a good throw.

532 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:43 pm

[527] It worked!

533 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:43 pm

Good hold. Mo Damnit. Hit too hard.

534 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:43 pm

What a laser by Cruz. Rangers have some mighty fine arms in that outfield.

535 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:43 pm

Keep the conga line moving, Elvis!

536 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:43 pm

Thank God they held A-Rod, I thought they were going to send him.

537 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:43 pm

YES YES YES!

Fuck. Alex held.

GOd, I'm so fucking tense I don't know what I'm going to do.

538 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:43 pm

Why is A-Rod only going base to base? Is he hurting?

539 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:43 pm

Let's see if Washington starts the merry-go-round again.

540 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:44 pm

Great decision by Washnington. Yankees really missed a chance to put this game away. Hunter was absolutely awful in this game.

541 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:44 pm

IN THE AIR

542 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:44 pm

[538] Because Nelson Cruz has a rocket for an arm and threw a laser to Molina on a fly.

543 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:44 pm

[537] Woody Allen once said, "I tried to take a valium, but I couldn't get my teeth unclenched."

544 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:45 pm

Good arms in the outfield, but the BP arms are scary!!! Time for your Stankees to score some runs. Let the flood gates open...lol GO RANGERS!!!

545 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:45 pm

A really nice throw, Arod would have been out by 15 feet.

546 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:45 pm

He's not a great bunter, but I would love to see Gardner try to drag one here.

547 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:45 pm

[543] i never really understood the valium fascination. Until I was prescribed valium. wow!

548 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:45 pm

What's Brett going to have in store for us? Got to plate at least 2 more runs this inning. For fuck's sake.

549 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:45 pm

[546] I would too.

550 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:46 pm

[546] We only do plays that are doomed to fail so we can point to them when asked why we don't do plays.

551 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:46 pm

The only situation I hate Gardner in is the bases loaded.

552 mjpucci   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:46 pm

I know we like to rag on Girardi, but we really don't see any way he brings Cervelli back up in this inning, right? I mean, right?

553 rbj   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:46 pm

Time to feast on a bullpen.

554 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:46 pm

[540] Will Girardi be a aggressive with his BP?

555 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:46 pm

[547] Nev er had one.

556 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:46 pm

[547] just to be clear, i would never take valium outside of a prescription. That sounded weird i decided.

557 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:46 pm

[552] I hope not. But he doesn't have that killer instinct.

558 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:46 pm

C'mon - don't let 'em off the hook here, Brett.

559 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:46 pm

[543] [547] Heeehee!

560 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:46 pm

Hit the ball on the ground.

561 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:47 pm

[543] He could have tried suppositorily.

562 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:47 pm

Fuck, and it's only the fourth?

563 Eirias   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:47 pm

“Sir Lancelot rides to the rescue! C’est lui! C’est lui!" is the call.

C'est lui! is Sterling's attempt at a French translation for "It's Him!"

Sir Lancelot sings a song calls "C'est moi!" (It's me) in the musical Camelot.

Urgh indeed.

564 randym77   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:47 pm

Up to Gardy. At least he probably won't GIDP.

565 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:47 pm

Lets go Brett.

566 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:47 pm

[542] Nice, thanks. Miss so much only having it online..

567 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:47 pm

[540] I'm not sure about the Yanks missing a chance. The bases are still loaded, and Gardner can hit lefties.

Unless Gardner makes two outs, Girardi almost has to send up Posada or Thames to pinch hit, no? Of course both of those guys kill lefties. That would be yet another chance, even with Hunter out of the game.

568 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:47 pm

[546] MIght work. Would be cool.

569 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:47 pm

FUCK A DUCK!!!!

570 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:47 pm

You're fucking kidding me with that.

571 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:47 pm

I'd love a squeeze bunt here..

572 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:47 pm

What a great play by Andrus! Damn it.

573 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:47 pm

Gritty. Very Gritty.

574 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:47 pm

Very nice play by Andrus. Damn.

575 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:47 pm

Okay. That was goodish.

576 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:48 pm

Great play Andrus!!! Nothin hurt...

577 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:48 pm

What a fucking play.

578 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:48 pm

And that's the rally, as Cervelli strolls to the plate to make his out.

579 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:48 pm

Oh Christ its Cervelli.

580 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:48 pm

Posada! Posada!

581 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:48 pm

Well, same result as a sac fly. Let's go!

582 mjpucci   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:48 pm

Are you fucking kidding me?

583 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:48 pm

One hit by Posada here is worth more than two more innings of AJ.

584 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:48 pm

Oh c'mon Cervelli, shut us all up, would you? Get a goddamn hit.

585 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:48 pm

Is Cervelli really hitting? OK Frankie Brains, let's do something, please?

586 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:48 pm

I'll be honest. I really like the TBS announcers

587 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:49 pm

Cervelli. Sigh.

588 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:49 pm

Lean into one Frankie!

589 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:49 pm

Remember...dont blam Cervelli...blame the manager.

590 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:49 pm

i looked away. the bat broke the camera? wow

591 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:49 pm

Remember when Cervelli would come through every time there was RISP?

Girardi does, obviously..... I barely recall it.

592 51cq24   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:49 pm

whether its in his head or not, aj is doing much better than expected with cervelli, so i can't argue with this, as much as i'd love to see posada hit here

593 Yankee Mama   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:49 pm

[586] I do too.

594 randym77   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:49 pm

I'm okay with that. Run scored, no DP.

595 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:49 pm

3 runs in 4 innings against Hunter would not be good.

596 yankintexas   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:49 pm

Um why not just remove the broken glass?

597 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:50 pm

Feels hopeless.

598 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:50 pm

[586] I'm fine with them. I mean, Buck, McCarver, Sutcliffe? These guys tower over those ass clowns.

599 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:50 pm

gggggrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

600 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:50 pm

booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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601 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:50 pm

Hell of an at bat by Cervelli

602 rbj   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:50 pm

Sigh. Of course. But at least we have the lead.

603 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:50 pm

The Yankees just gave away an out with runners on first and second. I am glad Girardi feels so charitable.

604 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:50 pm

Good job, Holland.

605 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:50 pm

Dammit.

These can't ever be easy, can they?

606 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:50 pm

it's a little early so i'm ok with cervix there

607 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:51 pm

[587] I repeat.

608 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:51 pm

[595] 3 runs in four innings is a 6.75 ERA. That's about right.

609 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:51 pm

[592] He was horrific pitching almost exclusively to Cervelli in the second half

610 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:51 pm

The combo of going with AJ/Cervelli could be a wedge that forces Girardi out.

611 joe   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:51 pm

Man, that was a LONG inning

612 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:52 pm

Take a decent commercial, UPS that's amore/that's logistics; play it to death; become a hater. Next package goes to Fedex in protest.

613 51cq24   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:52 pm

[603] give away in that posada definitely would not have gotten out or give away in that cervelli didn't even put up a good fight and take a real close pitch to strike out?

614 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:52 pm

4 innings done, 600+ comments..I need a genki drink...

615 yankintexas   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:52 pm

[595] assuming of course AJ doesn't give up 8 in the next inning.

616 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:52 pm

[610] Well, the Cubs are out now.

617 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:52 pm

[606] Yeah, except...I would have a super-quick hook with Burnett. So if you leave Cervelli in, you should be planning on AJ for two or three more innings. I would only be aiming to get five innings max out of him, and would have been perfectly happy to pull Cervelli and AJ both right now.

618 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:52 pm

Cialis commercial. Says you could lose hearing and eye sight. "Honey, you're gonna have to yell to get me to stop! I can't hear a darn thing! But hey, you look b-e-a-utiful..."

619 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:52 pm

[613] Give away in that Cervelli is awful and has no business being in this game.

620 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:53 pm

[616] Let's Go Mets!

621 51cq24   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:53 pm

[609] i'm not talking about whether he's historically better with cervelli or not. i'm saying that right now it is working, and aj strikes me as someone who will crumble if he perceives a change that will negatively affect him.

622 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:53 pm

Cruz's arm might wind up a big story tonight.

623 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:53 pm

[617] Yeah i get that. fair enough. i kind of am hopeful AJ goes 7 and only allows the 2 runs.

624 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:53 pm

Great decision Girardi!

625 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:53 pm

And here we go.

626 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:53 pm

There we go AJ

627 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:54 pm

So that first pitch ball was better than at least 4 strikes last inning. Whatever, Angel. Douche.

628 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:54 pm

Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Girardi doesn't learn from history.

629 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:54 pm

I'm partial to the older commercials: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yW6vObBOVE

630 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:55 pm

13!!!

631 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:55 pm

Hot Damn. That was good stuff.

632 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:55 pm

DP!!!!!! YAAAAAAAY!!

633 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:55 pm

Double play!

634 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:55 pm

I had no idea where that ball was

635 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:55 pm

FUCKIN' A! SOME SMOKIN' D!

636 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:55 pm

AJ covered twice!

637 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:55 pm

Nice play all the way around, and that includes you AJ!

Girardi, you magnificent bastard...

638 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:55 pm

Any cameras broken on that one? Yeesh.

639 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:55 pm

Good DP, Stankees...

640 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:55 pm

[630] 13....13.....yeah....

641 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:56 pm

I'm a fucking wreck.

My body is a raw bundle of nerves on top of muscles clenched with tension.

God help me.

642 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:56 pm

I hope we get to see shots from that camera all game.

643 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:56 pm

That's a pretty cool visual

644 51cq24   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:57 pm

[642] i hope they show a few pitches live from it.

645 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:57 pm

[642] it's a pretty cool view. real kaleidoscopic or something.

646 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:57 pm

The firstbase camera is now like JamesBondVision.

647 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:57 pm

50 Cent needs to stand in front of that camera and redo his album cover.

648 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:57 pm

Weeping, have a beer! lol

649 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:57 pm

Oh no

650 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:57 pm

RANGE.

651 51cq24   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:57 pm

where the fuck was arod?

652 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:57 pm

Oh no...here comes the slide step.

653 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:57 pm

[642] As long as we see Mo in the 9th through it with a lead. I'm ok.
Mother Fuck HIM and John Wayne. Damn that young punk. He's good.

654 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:58 pm

aj made his pitch. that just found a frackin' hole.

655 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:58 pm

I know we go through this every night, but isn't it Elvis An-DRUSS? Not An-DREWS?

656 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:58 pm

STEAL Elvis!!!

657 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:59 pm

Attack the hitter!

658 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:59 pm

Forget the runner...focus on the batter...FOCUS.

659 Yankee Mama   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:59 pm

[655] If he's Hispanic, then it's Androos.

660 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:59 pm

You can't let Andrus impact pitch selection here. Young is too good a fatsball hitter.

661 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 9:59 pm

You have to pay attention to Andrus. Have to...

662 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:00 pm

Do they sell the jersey with all the patches on it?

663 51cq24   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:00 pm

that was actually real close

664 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:00 pm

Young has been a thorn in the Yankees side. Let's get 'im AJ!

665 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:00 pm

Burnett can barley throw strikes with full concentration...

666 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:00 pm

cueing thelarmis...?

667 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:00 pm

Let's go, Michael. Call your shot...

668 51cq24   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:00 pm

why dont they try to jam young inside? all i ever see him hit is outside fastballs.

669 mjpucci   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:00 pm

Oh, Christ, this third out's going to be like climbing Everest.

670 Yankee Mama   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:01 pm

What's AJ's pitch count?

671 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:01 pm

This has catastrophe written all over it

672 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:01 pm

[666] HAHAHA! I totally did that thinking thelarmis would magically show up and get post 666 and i got it instead!

673 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:01 pm

[664] No doubt. I'd like him to look foolish right here.

674 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:01 pm

come on AJ...attack.

675 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:01 pm

Big moment.

676 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:01 pm

[670] 71

677 Yankee Mama   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:01 pm

Double effin clutch

678 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:02 pm

Is it asking Cervelli too much to not double clutch on every throw?

679 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:02 pm

Great steal, Andrus

680 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:02 pm

I have little faith that Elvis won't score.

681 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:02 pm

Good double clutch, you almost faked the runner out.....

682 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:02 pm

AJ's at 73 pitches.

683 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:02 pm

"perfect throw?"

684 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:02 pm

I was going to bitch about Cervelli double-clutching, but it looked like he might have been waiting for AJ to get the hell out of the way.

685 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:02 pm

Cervelli DID backhand a curveball in the dirt.

686 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:03 pm

Come on AJ!

687 mjpucci   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:03 pm

I don't know exactly what a professional hitter is, but I think Michael Young is one. Solid player.

688 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:03 pm

COME ON AJ - BEAR DOWN

689 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:03 pm

Full count, Michael. Make him come to you...

690 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:03 pm

Is there anyone up in the pen??

691 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:03 pm

[680] I have little faith that Young wont score

692 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:03 pm

Incredible.

693 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:03 pm

(closes eyes)

694 51cq24   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:03 pm

what a fucking clown

695 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:03 pm

I fucking HATE watching AJ Burnett pitch

696 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:04 pm

Good eye, Michael. Now Josh needs to go yard! Can it happen??

697 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:04 pm

Gotta pull AJ, no? But no one is warmed up.

698 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:04 pm

That made sense....pitch around Young to face Hamilton. Looks like Joe's decision in the fourth is going to blow up less than a half inning later.

699 randym77   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:04 pm

Christ on a cracker. Come on, AJ. Don't give it right back.

700 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:04 pm

Just what you didn't want.

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701 rbj   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:04 pm

Just realized tomorrow's a 4 pm start. Time to start drinking early.

702 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:04 pm

he better come out now..is anyone even warming up??

703 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:04 pm

Fucking moron fan.

704 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:04 pm

Uh Oh.

705 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:05 pm

fuck. get off the field people!

706 Yankee Mama   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:05 pm

Fan interference. What a schmuch.

707 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:05 pm

Not job you fucking asshole.

708 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:05 pm

lol, a fan interferes with his OWN team??? That's funny...

709 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:05 pm

Get that asshole out of here.

710 randym77   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:05 pm

Idiot fans.

711 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:05 pm

Shit. Well, turnabout is fair play?

712 Yankee Mama   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:05 pm

Schmuck.

713 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:05 pm

What an asshole.

714 rbj   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:05 pm

Jeebus F'ing Christobal fans, you let the fucking hometeam make that play. bunch of fucking bartmans.

715 felix holt   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:05 pm

Stupid motherfucker. Fuck.

716 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:06 pm

Throw something nasty.

717 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:06 pm

Come on AJ!!!!

718 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:06 pm

Long inning for Carol...Burnett.

719 mjpucci   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:06 pm

COME ON, AJ! ONE TIME!

720 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:06 pm

PUNCH HIM OUT, AJ! LET'S GO!

721 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:06 pm

damn, he's never going to swing at that because he KNOWS IT'S COMING!

722 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:06 pm

I hate watching AJ pitch. I hate watching Cervelli catch.

723 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:07 pm

I hope that fan has been ejected....damn moron.

724 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:07 pm

12!

725 Yankee Mama   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:07 pm

Breath.

726 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:07 pm

Can't slap to center, Josh. Boooooo!

727 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:07 pm

Alright. No Bartman

728 mjpucci   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:07 pm

Jesus...I think I just aged two years.

729 rbj   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:07 pm

Phew! Still a bartman.

730 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:07 pm

Leave the fan alone. They're allowed to catch fly balls. You gotta get the hitter.

731 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:07 pm

[722] i know he isn't that good, but i love watching cervellie catch. there i said it.

732 joe   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:07 pm

Stupid fat cocksucker gets in the way. Good thing it didnt matter

733 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:08 pm

OK, that was a pretty gutsy performance by AJ.

S-c-o-r-e-T-r-u-c-k.

734 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:08 pm

I can't believe anyone is complaining about AJ. Better then both CC and Phil so far.

735 yankintexas   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:08 pm

Nice to see accidental swings returning to their non-homerun state.

736 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:08 pm

[734] I, for one, am shocked.

737 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:08 pm

[734] Agreed.

Hey, he just got Hamilton out twice in the same AB!

738 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:08 pm

That fat fuck. Almost became the most wanted man in the Bronx. Dumb shit! Show some game awareness you douche bucket.

Wow, Jeff Maier and Steve Bartman redux in one game! And it's just halfway over folks!

739 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:08 pm

Mission one for Cashman in the offseason has to be acquiring a catcher and dumping Burnett.

740 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:09 pm

[731] I got your back. : )

741 Yankee Mama   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:09 pm

[734] I agree.

742 joe   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:09 pm

On the plus side, AJ has been pretty great. I'll take these results any day, especially if he can give another solid inning

743 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:10 pm

[739] Minor league catchers on the way. Just gotta hold out a year or two.

744 vockins   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:10 pm

There should be an hour training session for all fans that sit three rows from the field about when to interfere and when to run in to the aisle before each playoff game.

745 yankintexas   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:10 pm

I am surprised AJ hasn't imploded. Good for him. Girardi better not have any plans of starting him on the road if we advance.

746 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:10 pm

MORE RUNS!

747 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:10 pm

Anyone remember the fan who ran on the field in a Yanks/Red Sox game in the mid-1990s? It nullified the last out of the game, and Yankees rallied to win it later in the inning.

748 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:10 pm

[742] Agreed...although the way he gave up the two runs is frustrating.

749 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:10 pm

THat fat fuck is blessed by the Angels not having that come back to haunt him.

LOL

750 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:10 pm

[740] I just don't dig the nervous-jervous-"amped"-pointing-jumping aesthetic.

751 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:10 pm

[743] They need a stop gap.

752 rbj   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:10 pm

[734] You just can't predict baseball.

753 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:11 pm

Have to get more runs!

754 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:11 pm

[751] Jusdt a half time old pro.

755 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:11 pm

CAPTAIN!

756 mjpucci   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:11 pm

Yeah, Cap! Two great ABs in a row!

757 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:11 pm

Little Double Dutch off Holland!

758 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:11 pm

Jeter's having a game for himself

759 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:11 pm

Captain Cycle. Watch out!

760 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:12 pm

Jeter is a bloop and a blast from the cycle!

761 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:12 pm

Hey! Now that's what I'm talking about! A lead-off XBH!

BIG INNING, FOLKS!

762 Yankee Mama   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:12 pm

Jete is sending a message. This series is not over.

763 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:12 pm

Let's go Curtis.

764 yankintexas   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:12 pm

Why are we bunting?

765 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:13 pm

[762] And maybe he isnt finished?

766 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:13 pm

Jeter post-seasoning into a 4 for 80 deal!

C'mon Candy-Man!!

767 rbj   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:13 pm

Halfway to the cycle. This game should have everything. Including a Cervelli grand slam.

768 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:13 pm

No Bunt!

769 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:13 pm

Please don't bunt here...my blood pressure is already too high.

770 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:13 pm

No reason to bunt here.

771 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:13 pm

You don't bunt 3 and 0 with arunner on second and no out.

772 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:13 pm

762 comments and just over two hours - and the 5th inning isn't done yet.

My gosh. And I'm still at work, desparately trying to finish something before midnight . . .

Let's go, Grandy - show off that fantastic new lefty-killing swing!

773 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:13 pm

4 pitch walk. and he was going to bunt?

774 rbj   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:13 pm

[757] Excellent. My Dutchness salutes you.

775 randym77   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:13 pm

I think Montero might have been called up this year, if he weren't injured in Sept. He had a rough start to the season but was doing well by the end.

776 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:13 pm

Girardi tried to give away the out, but they wouldn't let him.

777 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:14 pm

Or walk. That will work too.

Tex - its time to wake up!

778 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:14 pm

OK Tex...you've played great defense and had a couple of hits, but we need you to come through right now!

779 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:14 pm

Gardner can try a bunt, because he might beat it out. Cervelli can try one because he can't hit.

780 thelarmis   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:14 pm

hi team!

you crazy folks are easily gonna surpass 1,000 comments! sorry i missed it. just checkin' in real quick...

781 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:14 pm

[750] MP, if I was a 24 year old catcher for the Yankees I'd be nervous-jervous and amped up, too.
I feel that way now and I'm in front of a tv and a laptop. : )
No Bunting!

782 jimcobain   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:14 pm

I'd bunt Tex... just sayin' ;)

783 mjpucci   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:14 pm

Going out on a limb and thinking Tex won't bunt. But with Joe G, you never can be sure...

784 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:14 pm

[778] Well said. Time for a big clout from Tex.

785 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:15 pm

[780] see 666

786 yankintexas   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:15 pm

If Tex bunts I'm putting a fist through the tv

787 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:15 pm

[774] It sure was a Dutch Treat ;)

788 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:15 pm

Nice time for Tex's first hit

789 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:15 pm

A double steal would be ballsy but probably unwise. But I fear the DP.

790 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:15 pm

Patience Tex....patience. Your pitch.

791 Yankee Mama   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:15 pm

Tex will not bunt. Say it with me.

792 rbj   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:16 pm

[780] Hi there, thelarmis. We was thinking of you around comment 666

793 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:16 pm

Let's go now...time for abig hit.

794 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:16 pm

Or that.

795 mjpucci   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:16 pm

Oh, fuck me.

796 felix holt   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:16 pm

FUCK

797 Yankee Mama   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:16 pm

That is not good.

798 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:16 pm

Why did Teix slide.

Oh great.

799 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:16 pm

Why , why , wny? Watch that 2-0 meatball go right by your fucking face. And now Teix is done for the year.

800 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:16 pm

Crappy pitch selection by Teix.

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801 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:16 pm

Oh no...this could be devestating.

802 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:16 pm

Oh crap, Teix is done. Yikes.

803 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:16 pm

Oh Christ

804 rbj   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:17 pm

Oh muthafuckingshit! Not Teix!

805 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:17 pm

this is extremely bad. extremely bad.

806 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:17 pm

No no NO NO NO!!!!

807 vockins   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:17 pm

WHY

808 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:17 pm

Wow, Tex was pressing both AB and running to first. Just awful.

809 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:17 pm

That could be his postseason. Yankees are in huge trouble. Disgusting sight.

810 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:17 pm

UnFUCKING REAL.

811 randym77   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:17 pm

Ruh-roh.

812 yankintexas   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:17 pm

Ungood

813 felix holt   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:17 pm

Well, at least he didn't fuck himself up by sliding. Happened before the slide.

814 Yankee Mama   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:17 pm

Well now we know why he slid. Looks very bad.

815 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:17 pm

We're in a shit ton of trouble. A shit ton

816 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:17 pm

o
m
g

speechless

817 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:18 pm

OH SHIT!!!!!!!!!

818 thelarmis   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:18 pm

double-plus un-good.

819 rbj   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:18 pm

If Lance goes to first you lose the DH.

820 yankintexas   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:18 pm

Just put Swish at first. No need to lose the DH

821 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:18 pm

He's done.

822 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:18 pm

Someone should tell Smoltz and Darling that Swisher plays 1B too.

823 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:18 pm

This is an injury that knocks Teixeira out of the postseason. Sad. Couldn't be worse.

824 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:18 pm

Thames to right?

825 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:18 pm

Damn it - I knew Ron Darling was following us here!

826 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:18 pm

OK, he's done for the rest of the postseason. The Fat Elvis era begins.

Bad move here, I think. Should put Golson in to run (and RF) and then move Swish to 1B.

827 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:18 pm

I don't see anyway he's not done. That was scary.

828 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:19 pm

Yeah, Swish to first, Thames to right.

829 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:19 pm

The air feels like it went out of this team. If they don't score here, this game is going to get away fast.

830 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:19 pm

[826] I agree.

831 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:19 pm

Bad John Olerud flashbacks.

832 The Hawk   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:19 pm

Wow, Tex is really out to beat the wrong team

833 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:19 pm

[823] What's the injury? What, exactly, happened?

Having to rely on Gameday really sucks right now - and so I appreciate any clarity!

834 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:19 pm

[826] Sounds good.

835 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:19 pm

[829] More like the stadium, let's see what the team does.

836 Yankee Mama   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:19 pm

Hamstring

837 The Hawk   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:19 pm

Need a HR here I think

838 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:20 pm

The worst part is his struggles at the plate led directly to the injury.

839 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:20 pm

[823] tex pulled his hamstring running to first base. he couldn't run so he slid in. clearly done for the season.

840 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:20 pm

Swisher to !B, Thames to RF.

841 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:20 pm

C'mon Alex you asshole you've got to put that in play dammit.

842 thelarmis   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:20 pm

[792] hey rbj - oh wow, i'm honored! thanks seamus!

sorry i wasn't here earlier...

i think we'll miss Tex more on D than at the plate right now...

843 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:20 pm

[833] Yes! details???
Poor Teix...

844 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:20 pm

[839] meant to refer to [833]

845 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:20 pm

[833] I guess his hammy went out trying to beat out a double play ball. He slowed up about 10 feet from the bag and slid into first (sort of) to take the load off of his legs.

846 mjpucci   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:20 pm

I feel like my dog just died. Yankee Stadium sounds like it, too.

847 The Hawk   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:21 pm

Someone has to balance the scales for Tex. Geez. A Rod? Please? At least no DP so Cano can get up and do it.

848 rbj   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:21 pm

[833] Right hamstring.

849 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:21 pm

[838] He should have hit that 2-0 fastball 450 feet. : (

850 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:21 pm

A Rod has got to get into something here.

851 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:21 pm

[842] couldn't have worked out better. glad you made it!

852 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:21 pm

It feels like Texas has already taken the lead.

853 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:22 pm

Teix didn't slide.... he collapsed.
I guess he SHOULD have bunted.
OH FUCK!

854 felix holt   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:22 pm

GODFUCKINGDAMNIT

855 randym77   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:22 pm

Yes, it looked like a hammy. And it looked bad. It wasn't a "hitch in his giddyup." He grabbed the back of his thigh and just dropped. He's done for the year.

856 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:22 pm

You have got to be kidding me.

857 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:22 pm

Great inning. MotherFUCKER!

858 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:22 pm

Nice work A-Rod. He's really doing all he can to take the shine off of last October, yikes.

859 The Hawk   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:22 pm

On the bright side, Tex was contributing nothing at the plate. Conversely there will come a time when we'll wish his glove was at first. If we get to that point

860 Yankee Mama   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:22 pm

Worse case scenario all around.

861 thelarmis   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:22 pm

motherfucker.

862 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:22 pm

The Yankees season just ended on that play.

863 yankintexas   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:22 pm

Leave it up to Alex to make sure the air is completely out of the stadium. Focking A!

864 mjpucci   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:22 pm

[846] I mean, NOW I feel like my dog just died.

865 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:22 pm

I still say that Thames-to-RF is a bad, bad move. Why not Golson, who won't come up for (probably) two innings anyway?

866 rbj   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:22 pm

[842] Yup, it's the D I'm worried about. Mark makes amazing plays.

Fucking fuckitty fuck fuck. To the fuck degree.

867 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:23 pm

[858] he hit that solid though. only so much you can do.

868 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:23 pm

FUCK

869 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:23 pm

[859] Have to agree. Honestly, how good is Swisher at first?

870 The Hawk   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:23 pm

didn't he hear me say "no DP"?

871 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:23 pm

It's a second guess now, but if you PR with Golson, they could have tried a double steal. Seems like waiting back for the big hit isn't going to work.

872 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:24 pm

Shitfuck.

Thanks for the clarity on the injury, all. One possible positive - I bet Cano hits 3rd in Game 5.

Does anyone know if Juan Miranda has been staying active in Tampa just in case of emergency? If Tex is really out, they can add someone to the roster, right? Gotta be Miranda, right?

873 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:24 pm

So Teix's 0 for 14 is in the books and done.
This probably means both Berkman and Thames starting the rest of the season (or the rest of the week?)

874 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:24 pm

it does feel like we should be up by 5. and since we're not up by 5 i'm concerned.

875 yankintexas   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:24 pm

[858] It's pretty clear that was an exception to the rule. Alex is as blind a squirrel as they come during playoff time.

876 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:24 pm

Oddly, I think they will hang on and win this game, but giving that inning away AND losing Tex is huge huge huge. Lotsa pressure here.

877 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:24 pm

Golson will be in for Thames at some point anyway, so why not leave Thames on the bench in case he needs to hit for Berkman? I realize it was a move made in the heat of the moment, but I agree with you guys, I don't want him in right.

878 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:24 pm

[875] .291/.392/.521 lifetime in post-season. Yeah, blind squirrel.

879 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:24 pm

Is Teix is injured, can they call up someone to replace his spot?

880 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:24 pm

[865] It's not only a bad move...it's an absurdly bad move. At least use Kearns until the next AB. Girardi has been his usual regular season self tonight.

881 Yankee Mama   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:25 pm

A world without Tex at first is an unimaginable nightmare. We still have Giambi ptsd.

882 The Hawk   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:25 pm

The Yankee bats seem determined to put Burnett's feet to the fire.

883 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:25 pm

Of course

884 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:25 pm

Beginning the inning with AJ worries me. I think it's time for the bullpen.

885 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:26 pm

[879] I don't think so, until the current series ends. But maybe I am wrong.

886 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:26 pm

[882] It's amazing - they can't make it easy for the guy. He's grinding, though.

887 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:26 pm

[869] How good was Giambi?

888 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:26 pm

[879] [885] You can, but then Tex is automatically done for WS.

889 mjpucci   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:26 pm

[879] Yes, but it does preclude Tex from returning in the World Series. If he blew his hamstring, though, that won't be an issue.

890 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:26 pm

[885] They can add a player. Not a pitcher but a batter. It would mean Teix is out for a possible World Series as well though.

891 rbj   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:26 pm

[872] Miranda? Good question. Yankees can make a move tomorrow. So who gets the call?

Miranda at first? Or do you go with either Swish or Lance and add an OF?

892 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:26 pm

[879] I believe you can but it would make him ineligible for the remainder of the post-season. Anyone know if that's correct?

893 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:26 pm

All that time off to help his wrist and he pulls a hammy. Baseball is cruel fucking bastard. So pissed.

894 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:27 pm

[871] We don't do plays

895 Yankee Mama   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:27 pm

[887] That bad? At least he can throw.

896 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:27 pm

You can't make this shit up. Golson catches that no problem!

897 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:27 pm

[880] Jeez, I forgot about Kearns, too.

Yeah, that was a bonehead move (types as Thames watches the ball drop in front of him).

898 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:27 pm

Cruz. Dinger.

899 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:27 pm

The Thames decision immediately pays dividends for Texas. This game is over. Girardi has missed the boat again.

900 The Hawk   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:27 pm

Is there a reason they couldn't have made Thames the DH and put Fat Elvis at first?

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901 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:28 pm

After watching this game, some big changes need to be made for next season.

902 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:28 pm

Six innings is way too much to ask out of Burnett

903 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:28 pm

[900] Can't do that, but Thames could've pinch hit for the pitcher the next turn around the order.

904 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:28 pm

I love Thames, but he really is "The Outfielder Who Was Afraid of the Ball"

905 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:28 pm

it was the 5th inning and y'all wanted to burn through the bench? thames was a solid decision. I'm not saying the best, but it wasn't a BAD decision. not at all.

906 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:28 pm

[901] You just figured that out now?

907 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:28 pm

[900] Can't put DH in the field without losing the spot.

908 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:28 pm

[887] Really? Is Swisher that bad at 1B? I thought that he was supposed to be not bad.

909 yankintexas   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:29 pm

[878] What's his stats (including RBI) when you remove last year's performance (i.e. the exception)

910 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:29 pm

11!

911 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:29 pm

Wow. Robbie made it closer than it should have been.

912 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:29 pm

[905] I was thinking the same thing, but I don't know if assuming it will be an all-night barnburner where you need the whole bench is a great idea.

913 The Hawk   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:29 pm

AJ's lack of implosion to this point is the proverbial gift horse and the Yankee hitters are all gathered around, staring maniacally into its mouth.

914 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:30 pm

[905] Burning the bench? It's using one player...Kearns...instead of Thames.

Arod double clutch cost them two.

915 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:30 pm

10!

916 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:30 pm

[909] He was very good for Seattle as well as the Yanks in 04 up until the last few games.

His stats are almost dead on to his regular season averages. Same with Jeter. I'm being hard on him because he's been pretty bad.

917 mjpucci   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:30 pm

[908] He's serviceable. Keep in mind that he was going to be our starting first baseman before we swooped in and signed Tex, which at the time relegated Swisher to backup outfielder until Nady got injured.

918 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:31 pm

Oy! Beware of the Molina.

919 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:31 pm

[916] Correction: they were going in to this postseason. I'm sure they're a little down now.

920 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:31 pm

IBB with AJ and a one run lead? Are you serious?

921 The Hawk   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:31 pm

Holy shit

922 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:31 pm

[905] How is using a player who can play OF "burning the bench"? Thames is a bad defensive player. Golson and Kearns are good defensive players. And they wouldn't bat again until the 7th. And Thames would be saved for PH for Berkman v. LHP.

923 thelarmis   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:31 pm

never a good idea to add baserunners on purpose with AJ on the hill...

924 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:32 pm

Think Burnett has any control after an IBB?

925 The Hawk   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:32 pm

[920] SERIOUSLY ... Asking for big trouble here

926 randym77   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:32 pm

Yes, they can replace an injured player.

However, that means the player who is being replaced cannot return in this series, or the next one. (Don't think that will be an issue in this case, unfortunately.)

It's a fairly recent rule change. You used to have to wait until the end of the series.

927 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:32 pm

[922] Also, if you wanted to hit for Berkman later on, you can't.

928 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:32 pm

[909] He was actually a very good post-season player until the 2004 ALCS team collapse. Then, as we know, he sucked in '05 and '06 and not great in '07. Played very well for Seattle in '01 and for Yankees in '04 against Minny and first 3 games against Boston.

But here's the thing - why would you take out last year?

929 mjpucci   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:32 pm

Fuck this.

930 The Hawk   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:32 pm

william and I called it

931 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:32 pm

fuck. totally stupid.

932 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:32 pm

FUCK YOU GIRARDI!!!!!!!!!!!

933 Yankee Mama   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:33 pm

I'm speechless.

934 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:33 pm

So predictable...Girardi's days as Yankee manager should be numbered.

935 felix holt   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:33 pm

Gooodbye, season.

936 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:33 pm

That is just perfect.

937 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:33 pm

Well, that's that. Bengie Molina?

938 yankintexas   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:33 pm

cue the implosion

939 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:33 pm

Walk Murphy, HOMERUN Bengie!!!! Take that!!! buhahahaha!!!

940 randym77   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:33 pm

Jesus Christ on toast.

941 thelarmis   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:33 pm

that was easy to call.

season over.

942 rbj   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:33 pm

FUCK. Molinas are damn dangerous

943 yankintexas   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:33 pm

Yeah you catch it Alex. About all you are good for. Oh wait...

944 The Hawk   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:33 pm

This may somehow get to 7 games, but that makes a Rangers win highly likely

945 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:33 pm

Why did they walk Murphy?

946 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:33 pm

[939] GET THE FUCK OUT OF HERE!

947 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:34 pm

I never want to see AJ Burnett in a Yankee uniform again.

948 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:34 pm

fuck that. molina sucks. stupid aj.

949 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:34 pm

Damned fucking Molinas. Emma warned us!!!!!

950 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:34 pm

Time for a HUGE COMEBACK. NEVER SAY DIE

951 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:34 pm

[934] I usually think that your criticism of Girardi is over the top. But I have to agree that Girardi's decisions over the last inning have been...highly unfortunate.

952 mjpucci   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:34 pm

Feeble question: Why was Joba warming up if Joe had no plans to bring him in? Loyalty? Misplaced faith?

953 thelarmis   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:34 pm

[939] why the fuck are you here? just to be disrespectful? go find your own fans...

954 RangerFan   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:34 pm

They walked Murphy cause they were trying to get cute. BOOM!!!

955 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:34 pm

[950] glad you are keeping your chin up.

956 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:35 pm

[946] Don't bother. It will go away or be very lonely.

957 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:35 pm

I really thought that was going to hook. Ugh. What is Girardi thinking? This isn't a "let's build AJ's confidence game."

958 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:35 pm

I don't blame AJ, I blame Girardi. AJ had given the Yankees more than you could have conceivably expected.

But still...you groove one to MOLINA?

959 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:35 pm

All season, this is the Girardi game I have been fearing. Yankees are now paying the price. If they don't correct the error, they deserve more of the same.

960 The Hawk   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:35 pm

The fans are booing, sounds like. I hope they're not booing AJ. What do you expect? The situation was tailor made for this result. Yankees can't get the big hit, putting runners on base intentionally. Do not raise the stakes with Burnett on the mound by adding runners. Jesus!

961 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:36 pm

[924] et al.

This is why I HATE HATE HATE intentional walks. Its not like AJ has pinpoint control to begin with. Never a good idea, AFAIC.

I don't think Girardi should be canned - he's not alone in calling for intentional walks in a situation like that - but I am pretty ticked about it nonetheless.

Meanwhile, the Yanks need runs, badly.

962 joe   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:36 pm

Almost a great start. Instead, a terrible one

963 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:36 pm

[951] I concur.

964 51cq24   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:36 pm

i cannot believe they would walk david murphy just because the base was empty. that's so stupid it's unbelievable.

965 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:37 pm

we're plenty in this. chins up. c'mon robbie!

966 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:37 pm

[961] He should be canned for leaving Burnett in in that situation.

967 mjpucci   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:37 pm

And let's not forget the brigade of baserunners the Yankees have left on base, a trend left over from September. Should be 5-5 at best right now.

968 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:37 pm

A 5 run inning and all is forgiven. The Score Truck has some gas in it, right? Holland is having trouble finding the plate . . .

969 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:37 pm

Rangers catcher hits three run HR with 1st and 2nd and two outs. Yankees catcher takes a called third strike. Girardi's master plan.

970 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:37 pm

now robbie is swinging at junk. trying to do too much i think

971 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:38 pm

You can't set your players up to fail. Girardi just did that to Burnett.

972 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:38 pm

[970] Yup.

973 Yankee Mama   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:38 pm

Not a single pitch in the strike zone.

974 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:38 pm

Yankees need to calm down. 2 runs is not a lot.

975 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:38 pm

That Cano AB is a white flag.

976 Just Fair   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:38 pm

FUUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

977 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:38 pm

i don't care how bad girardi has been. If AJ can't get molina out he sucks. that's not girardi's fault. Not even bad AJ should do that.

978 yankintexas   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:39 pm

[975] Sure looked it. Man it would be nice to have a Molina or someone as a spark plug.

979 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:39 pm

Torre wore out his welcome, but he pulled Denny Neagle with 2 outs in the 5th inning.

980 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:39 pm

ok. i'll calm down. but these at bats are not helping. holland sucks.

981 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:39 pm

Fuck.

Teix is done.

And so are we.

982 wcyankee   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:39 pm

[950] Trying to keep hope alive. Very comendable Alex. Soooo trying to feel the same way. I'm late to the party but not the "Tex got fucked up, Molina blasted one party." I can only hope that the guys rally around Tex and pull this fucker out for him. One can dream can't they? C'mon guys!

And YES on [946]

Well, Fuckin' too long on my diatribe and Robbie strikes out. Damn.

983 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:40 pm

[964] Our manager is a fucking imbecile. Why should it in any way shock you that he'd blow it?

984 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:40 pm

[977] He does suck. That's the point. The manager should know that.

985 Professor Longnose   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:40 pm

And now Berkman has to hit righty. Sheesh.

986 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:41 pm

[984] he hasn't sucked tonight. i'm sorry. we all know he can be really good. And he had been tonight up to that point.

987 The Hawk   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:41 pm

In a sense the situation shouldn't be so bad. Two runs, sixth inning. No big deal. But I think the hitters are gonna press and they suck already. So ... we need some luck.

And RangersFan needs to get a life. And I don't mean because of trolling Yankee blogs, but because ... he's a Rangers fan. Go find a high school football team to obsess over.

988 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:41 pm

[977] It's Girardi's fault only inasmuch as he left AJ in to long. I'd have pulled him after four innings (as I posted earlier), and definitely after stealing five from him. And absolutely definitely after he allowed a hit to the first batter in the sixth.

989 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:41 pm

[986] Actually he has. Five runs in six innings sucks.

990 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:42 pm

How can you possibly bring Burnett back next year?

991 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:42 pm

He also should have had anyone but Thames in right and then the leadoff single never happens. But whatever. Not looking good at all now, Derek O'Holland just shut them down.

992 monkeypants   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:42 pm

[985] Wait, couldn't Thames PH for Berkm....oh, right.

993 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:42 pm

[987] :) That made me smile, i'm with AB now. Kardiak Kids Komeback, ahoy!!

994 Matt Blankman   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:42 pm

[989] Yeah, but if Girardi doesn't botch that inning, AJ leaves having allowed only 2.

995 The Hawk   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:42 pm

Those were some bad ABs ... I mean compared to the normal bad ABs, those were bad

996 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:43 pm

[986] Five runs in six innings is a pretty horrendous performance.

997 wcyankee   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:43 pm

[990] I thought that a few weeks ago.

998 jjmerlock   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:43 pm

I guess it's over. If Tex is done, we're kind of done anyway. I've been watching on a stuttering connection in Spanish, so I hardly have any idea what's going on, anyway.

I fully expected Molina to kill us there, but I didn't expect that.

Even I know what "profundo" means. Fuck.

999 seamus   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:43 pm

[989] try re=reading.

1000 JeremyM   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:43 pm

I wish Girardi made a move on Burnett like he did on the chalupa kid.

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1001 51cq24   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:43 pm

i really think the worst decision there was walking murphy, no matter who was pitching. how can you let cruz taking 2nd base affect your decisions so much? it's david murphy!

1002 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 19, 2010 10:43 pm

[994] You know, sometimes the 82 million dollar player needs to be able to get Bengie fucking Molina out.

1003 OldYanksFan