Yanks with their backs against the wall. Been such a fun season, shame to see it end so quickly.
Never mind the nightmare flashbacks:
Let’s Go Yank-ees!
Picture by Bags
Drinks on me if Tanaka has a 1,2,3 first inning. Go Yankees!
I am not optimistic
Tanaka-san I absolutely, honestly hope you make yourself a METRIC-FUCKING SHIT-TON of money this post-season.
That's a great start! 26 more of those...
I wonder if GI Joe got showered with boos when being introduced pregame. I her there are some Joe Must Go signs in the crowd. He'll probably hear it every time he goes to the mound.
Shit Sox avoided the sweep. We need to do the same thing.
I have a rehearsal here at the house in a bit, so I won't be able to watch the whole game closely. I hope to tomorrow night though!
 Evan Williams bourbon on the rocks!
splitter looks great
Did I just hear TV Stooge #1 say something about the "short porch" in reference to a ground ball base hit??
wasn't frank thomas outspoken against performance enhancement drugs during his career? now he's doing commercials for synthetic testosterone?
Tanaka looking great. Joe will pull him, oh 5 1/3 ?
Coming right up, rbj.
Guys, if the "fastball" doesn't even start in the zone, the slider it turns out to be will never be there.
Are we really supposed to give a shit about Carrasco's back story?
Man, Yankees are swinging at air. They better start laying off those sliders outside the zone.
Tanaka best keep putting up zeros.
I get it I get it I get it. They buy a lion mane for the dog. I get it. Maybe I'll check out "Amazon" site sometime after all.
 It's all about the Benjamins
carrasco is good. frustrating to see them swing at that slider out of the zone but apparently he's tricking them. hopefully they'll recognize it better the second time through.
I'm remembering that dork in Cleveland who kept holding up the "Yankees 2004 epic collapse" sign over the dugout. Wish one of our season tix folks had one that read, "Indians: entire history"
 Child-rape-is-tein ... Whoa, Whoa, Whoa!!!
That was ... sub-optimal.
 Sweet Caroline ... you know, written about an under-age child.
 Oh, OK. I just don't like to see those words next to each other.
 I get it, but I have to replace the words of the song with those words when I see that rotten fucking ad, because there's no way they should be using that song ...
Oh, look, Aaron Judge's LDS got worse ...
Need a K here
Is it just me or is Judge wearing a way-too-small glove? It's like something a pitcher would wear. Half his hand isn't in the thing.
 maybe his hands are small ;)
everything looks small next to judge
Got it. One more out
ONE MORE, TANAKA-SAN!
Suspect Sanchez got a crash refresher in dirt work
Outstanding. Feed on that!
The Ballpark is rockin' (almost) like the old place.
Woooo-Hooo. That was hot!
gary just came up huge with like 5 really tough blocks. and tanaka looks great.
totally cool that every borderline 3-2 pitch has gone against the yankees all series
What's up with the high target then dropping it down super low?
A dinger here would be acceptable, Starlin
Crap. I hate leadoff walks...
i don't remember them showing a single yankee fan in cleveland. we've seen probably every indians fan at the game tonight.
Ok, flyball the DP works too.
let's score 3 here
Score stuck must be stuck on the Major Deegan,
i meant next inning
Score Truck has been struck and now is stuck.
Sanchez seriously looks like a different man behind the plate.
Ok maybe it's the right size mitt. :)
New prerequisite for Yankee RFers: be six foot seven.
i thought that was a pop up to 2nd base
Let's put the floor at 6' 4". In honor of Paulie.
the fox sports app sucks
There it is. Let's go!
Line drive in the box score. I’ll take it
I don't have backup for this but a Gardy GIDP feels like an awfully rare thing.
Do it, Didi!
Andrew is due for a clunker
But not now. Sigh
i like that carrasco is out. let's get the next 3 outs
This is the kind of game that makes me want to find every poseur who's ever told me "baseball is soooo (twists hair) booorriinng" and punch them in the mouth.
Li'l gift there
What a start! That is probably it.
 those poseurs would feel vindicated by this game. they are hopeless.
Tanaka is so trustworthy in big games. I remember him throwing 150+ pitches in game 6 of the Japan Series then coming in the close out game 7.
 "Many attend but few understand," as Casey said.
 that said, let's make this much more boring and score 6 here
OK, the score truck just made it to River Avenue. Let's go!
Word to Big Bird. Kabooooooooom!
That just about caught a downbound 4 train.
I’d send Tanaka out for the 8th. Batter by batter
Now everybody's heard!
da bird! Let’s go Yankees!!
Don't stop now...
 "He's the Birdman of New York!"
 As things stand, yeah prolly. Super short leash. Get another run, easier call.
I say send Tanaka out for the 8th.
Things are going to get interesting.
Ok, it’s Robertson
No walks, Robbie.
tanaka has been awesome, but he's been hr prone all year. i don't think this is a mistake.
shit ab for Hicks
110) Yeah, they got the best out of him tonight. Pen is the right call I think.
Tanaka goes downhill quickly after 90 pitches. 1 out!
Yeah. When you have the Best Bullpen In Baseball (TM), using it in a close/late spot is the not-getting-fired call. Anything happens to Tanaka, you're Grady Little.
Gotta be careful with Brantley, here.
3-1, shit. C'mon, hang in there, Robbie.
Oh, man, seemed liked he got away with one on the 3-1 pitch. Whew.
Uh-oh. Chapman is going to blow the save then lose the game. Mark it.
throw a fucking fastball! a cutter to the outside corner would have frozen him.
 Chapman will get it done.
Who is Zack Hanpel and why are people making fun of him in Twitter? Guy in a mlb to shirt who was in the stands near Judge when he caught Lindors ball.
This game will define the rest of Girardi's career.
Not liking this at all.
Got that Dave Roberts feeling.
(129) No memory of Dave Roberts :(
Put this clown away.
I still miss Mo
 Joe saying he screwed up goes a long way with me. I still think Tony Pena would've won Friday night, but if we get to game 5 I'll let it go. Winners overcome stuff like that.
Down to 3
The Gas Face! 3 more!
Score some runs ffs!
 you're right - nothing wins like winning. But Joe would have had a lot easier last 48 hours if he'd built a little humility capital instead of a history of being dismissive/combative whenever anyone questioned him.
gotta have betances up behind chapman in the 9th, but i hate bringing betances in with runners on. so let's score a few more here.
 good poing.
That's how you run out a goddamn ball!!
I like it!
Yous guys are way ahead of me. Gotta shut down my Banter, til this is over. I'm still glowin' from Chapman's HEAT.
humility would have helped, but the bigger issue for me is how stupid it was. (1) the call was wrong (2) it was a huge moment (3) your catcher is telling you it was a foul (4) the hitter was obviously surprised to be given first. whatever happens for the rest of this game and series, it was a remarkably stupid decision. and frankly, joe has made a lot of head scratching moves this year.
Teix got at least two “doubles” by running out popupsto second that were dropped.
Oh fuck you, blue
Goddamn fucking Bollocks!
early season strike zone has returned for judge
Who the hell is Joe Smith?
Dear booth. Shut the fuck up.
The automatic pass is stupid.
Ugh, no geico
Lame. Oh, boy. Buckle up.
 if we lose the series can him.
Incidentally, in a 1-run game I don't understand not doing anything to get Gardner to 3rd when he's standing on 2nd with 0 outs. Judge or no Judge we needed that run.
From his release point it isn't an "illusion." The ball is rising. Not from spin; he's just throwing it from down to up.
Homina, homina, homina
Neither Judge nor Sanchez is going to bunt, so you're asking for a straight steal of third. I don't know anything about that sub catcher to judge how advisable that would have been.
But ya I wanted him there for sure.
Girardi will be haunted by that non decision all his days. I'm bothered by the fact he didn't own up that night. At least he did the next day. Pride is a Bastard.
Hi Team! Rehearsal is over. The band is breaking down and loading out. We're at my house, so I can watch the end.
The series is tied 1-1, right? Should be, joedammit!
I'm gonna have a heart attack here.
Crap. 1-pitch double play right fucking now.
I'm glad we didn't think that bunting over Gardy might be important.
Nice fucking curve, dude.
Ghost of Sandy Alomar kindly fuck off
Judge ain't bunting.
Nasty slider from Chapman. More, please.
Fouling off 104. Damn.
I'm with you as one of the last atavistic holdouts in favor of a well-timed bunt. I just don't know if either of those guys has the skill. Sluggers seldom do.
22 pitches already
I was still in my 30s the last time I had so much playoff stress! Oi!
You can't give an E there but cleanly transferred, he had a play.
No reason to throw a strike there. Whatevs. Get' em.
Is Mo available?
 then pinch hit for him with someone who can bunt. He's not hitting either.
Two down Good thing tomorrow’s a holiday.
 I wished he is. But Chapman can end this.
 Pinch hit for Judge there and Girardi's tarred and feathered. Plus who on the bench can bunt? That's my lament.
One more strike
Man Chapman's hat is soaked to the brim.
So many pitches for chapman
(As Sgt. Murtaugh) No way you live, no way
Ballgame! See yall tomorrow night
Praise be to Mo
We should be leading this series right now...
Just reflect that if it weren't for The Fuckup, the Tribe would be the ones with their backs to the wall tomorrow, against Sevvy in the Bronx.
Three down! Phew phew phew!
Well that was fun. Cheers, y'all.
 reverse jinx worked, good job
Proud of these guys.
If Yanks won Friday Tanaka could've gotten lit up tonight. You never know.
Columbus Day tomorrow and more importantly- FOUR BASE BALL GAMES!
More tense than the Pettitte Smoltz game. 1-0 also.
Thanks for the company. Night all
Wow. I'm fucking bushed and I was only watching. I want a ROUT tomorrow.
Let's fucking WIN tomorrow!!!
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