Nail-biting time for the Yanks and Guardians in the Bronx tonight. The weather looks lousy. The fans will be noisy. We will be rooting.
Never mind the Hot Stove:
Let’s Go Yank-ees!
I'm really curious to see whether or not they play this game tonight. If they don't, I bet they do something stupid and schedule a day game tomorrow.
There's no logical reason for MLB to insist that the LCS and WS have such immutable starting dates.
 I'm quite certain it's FOX and TBS who do the insisting. Actually, TBS probably doesn't care a bit. But FOX signs the checks, so they get to choose the music.
Yankees Twitter says "game will begin in a delay." Huh? Oi!
Evening, Team, live, from Yankee StadiumintheBronx!
I’m way up, behind the plate, under the roof. But it’s not raining right now, so far as I can see.
 Please tell them to start the game. ;>)
Most importantly, enjoy!
(6) Send us a pic weeping! Rare day at the office for me so I’m braving the rush hour train now..
 Hey, Willie Loman. I'm sitting at home in my jammies and a hoodie caressing a hot mug of java.
I will say a little prayer for you (while I put on my make up)....
(9) Didn’t Willie Loman at least have a foxy mistress amidst his loserdom..??
Hope the game is postponed. Would much rather face Bieber with a somewhat more rested bullpen.
 I knew there had to be a good reason for you to schlep from Yokohama. Just be careful.
 If it's not raining, why is the game delayed?
I'm in Tokyo of course, but my iPhone is saying it's just cloudy in NYC. What's our human in the stands say?
Happy to, Jazz, but how?
Coming down hard now.
Could be that they’d try to start at 10, when rain is supposed to stop
Been waiting since I woke up. Now this. Blast! No chance I will intentionally stay up past 11:30. Grrrrrr......
And I have a game at 9 in the AM tomorrow!
It looks like it could rain until 11 or 12. Then another hour to remove the tarp and ready the field. If that's so, playing the game tonite would forever be a stain on MLB.
A do or die game five ending at 2 a.m. Fucking bollocks.
TBS Is saying the game will start in a “couple of hours”
For our sake and esp Weeping's, I hope they just reschedule it really soon.
The silence from the MLB Twitter account is criminal. Last update was at official game time. These fuckers don't give a damn about the fans.
Weeping, is the tarp still on the field?
It’s all about TV $$$
Looks like I’m part of the same system here in SE Virginia. The thing is, down here there’s lightening. And I wasn’t aware until I moved to Ohio of the rule that sports have to stop when lightening shows up and can’t start again without 30 minutes of no lightening.
So it’s more about lightening than rain
PPD! Now a 5am start for use here Wed morning..I’ll get up at 6 to join in.
4:07??? Total bollocks. I’ll be teaching during the entire game
Yup, 4 pm tomorrow.
I can watch some of it.
Sorry thelarmis. And *very* sorry if Weeping can't make it!
But... does this mean Nestor can pitch?
wow, ok. I can watch at least. Sorry for weeping!
So I can sleep before my own game! It’s a 65+ league
Angel Hernandez in charge of decision making.
Yes on Nestor, but also probably yes on Beiber…
 Actually, it's par for the course for MLB and the Yankees management. Make money. Fuck the fans.
As the great Tom Petty said, the waiting is the hardest part...
My wife and I listen to Yankee games on WFAN most nights during the summer while we're eating dinner on our front porch. I have no front porch today at the office, but I'll trust John and Suzyn to take me home.
Last year, I listened to the game at Fenway driving back from Auburn and was also listening to them, and the game got depressing pretty fast. Hopefully, we win today.
Let's go Yan-kees!
LET’S Go YANK-EEES!
Typo damn autocorrect
cortes commandl looks a bit better so far than in game 2. I think.
7 pitch inning. Huzzah!
38)I'm listening too!
I love plays, when the other team tries them.
Pop bunts are pretty much my favorite.
Also walks. I like walks.
Judge strikeouts, on the other hand, not a favorite of mine.
it's hurting having our best hitter struggle.
the Rizzo special...
Can't let them off the hook here...
Okay, freebies accepted, now MAKE THEM PAY.
 And by "our", you mean "humanity's"
WOOO HOOOOO!!!! Stanton!
 we definitely didn't!
Man that is nice. That is SO FREAKING NICE.
I hope Weeping caught it!
Thank you, Tito
Good hustle! Glad he didn't think that was a homer..
I was thinking, "And Civale's pitch count is soaring -- he'll be out of the game in a few innings!"
But, you know, no rush. Hang around, buddy, I like your style!
A peek into my life right now. I'm sitting in a school district training, ostensibly lesson planning -- and collaborating with the other teachers at my table.
I've got Gameday open on my phone. I just had a small private celebration when I saw this: "In play run(s)."
Was it a single? And then...
"Giancarlo Stanton homers (2) on a line drive..."
I honestly almost jumped out of my seat. And all these other teachers are just collaborating...
 haha nice!
Quick bye bye. But 3 (so far) is a good omen
Well, 'all hands on deck' for the Guardians, obviously.
Sirius radio call was too serious. Oh, well. Whoo-hoo, Stanton!
alas. C'mon Bader!
 too sirius?
Take Two, live, from Yankee StadiumintheBronx!
Stanton’s shot was incredible to behold!
Fuck did he scorch that baseball.
4 hour game?
Have a blast, Weeping!
 glad you made it back. enjoy weeping!
It’s electric here, RI! I’m so excited!
I can't believe I said "Wooo hooo!"
I should have said, "Ho-yo-to-ho!"
Nestor is dealing!
Indeed you should have.
Bullpen, my ass
And he’s keeping the pitch count down
All RISE!!!! YAY
It's a good day.
Wow, Weeping got a beauty, huh?
Uh, I mean, knock on wood!
Here comes the Judge!
I also feel like we're giving Bob Costas a present that he richly deserves.
Oy, someone has to call for that pop up.
That's a foul ball.
Sometimes it pays to wake up at 5:00 AM. Today is one of those rare days. Got to see big dingers by the big men, tight pitching so far.
Hopefully, the Yankees make is possible for me to nap in the later innings....
....but not with bozo plays like that.
Oswaldo drops that with or without hicks. Grrrrr....
And now Hicks is out, Falafel in.
oh geez Marwin. Carpenter is a no go I guess.
One salami away.
ugh not good
Ok, Marwin is a bit better
 rather Hicks drops that with or with out Cabrera.
Let me tell you... the thirty seconds or so in between "In play run(s)" and the actual explanation -- along with the number of runs -- is just awful.
Phew, could have been much worse.
He’s getting hit kind of hard all of a sudden, isn’t he?
 Oh yeah I'm familiar with that feeling!
It should have a name.
 You must be loving this. Wish I was there.
 he seemed to loose command after the injury but it seemed to come back maybe at the end there. But yeah harder hit than earlier for sure.
Need more runs.
every appeal to first makes me nervous. I never know what those guys are going to rule.
c'mon make this guy work more...
Really don’t like Kuan
 I still think it is Karma with the way the Yankee fans apparently treated him.
That's what an ss arm will get ya. Little bobble but Oswaldo can rifle ot over for an out.
Boat, I didn’t get up! Only left the futon at 6:10 :(
Hank, I know that feeling exactly when following Gameday sometimes when at the office!
Weeping, glad you made it!
Everyone else, I missed the taters, but thanks for all the great descriptions!
Kitchen, where’s the espresso..?
Nestor still nasty
Nice. That's more like it. Back to Efficient Nestor.
Atta boy, Tito!
hope they can't challenge that
It appears the baseball gods are on our side tonight.
 I went to bed early, popped a pill and set the alarm.
So what happened to Hicks?
Thanks again, Tito
 A blooper to left disagrees with you.
 collision on blooper to left with Cabrera. Knocked knees.
Great quote from Francona there.
 The gods giveth. The gods taketh away. We're still on top.
Not good. No additional pressure.
is it too early to start counting outs?
4 more years of Hicks.
Nestor with the great pitch count. Who closes tonight though?
Love my Nasty
12 more outs
alright! nice job Cortes!
One more for Nasty Nestor?
Nestor still dealing!
Nestor still dealing!
 maybe batter by batter? I know his pitch count is ok but he looks like he is tiring a bit.
Suzyn's already talking about the flight to Houston. I wish she'd cut that out. It's only 4-1, after all.
nice at bat!
Lead off walks are good
Aaron is tired
I'm glad they are taking him out
Just reading about todays Cleveland starter, lot of baseball Twitter scratching their heads at that decision..worked out for us though!
Crowd seems sleepy at the Stadium..everyone tired from last night?
Got that run back
And that's what the stolen base gets you.
This team is so much better with Judge batting 2nd. Why did it take so long.
Gorgeous line drive from Ratso there!
Looked beautiful from up here!
 More plate appearances to get to 62. But yes the lineup makes more sense with Judge batting 2nd.
OK. Now Oswaldo has had 2 clank off his mitt. Oi!
That was too close..!
Johnny Lasagna for the 7th if he gets out of this?
Biggest ab of the game.
Strike 4. Yes!
9 more outs
I would probably go another inning with him.
Nice comeback Lasagna
Can Flo order up some insurance?
Finally sitting in front of TV…
 Knee. On the botched pop up.
 the instant feedback might be shocking to the system...
Running here, is what I meant. And so he did.
Bader should have kept going. He was out if he catches it anyway.
Here come Matty Mustache!
That was uninspiring.
looked bad in that ab
Anti-climactic. The average high schooler would have looked just as terrible.
Who plays LF now?
12-6 curve then 96 on the outside corner..yikes.
Boone, PLEASE don’t over think this, leave in Loisiaga..
Not sure I liked that move. Yanks should be focused on getting outs.
 I'm guessing Cabrera. IKF to short.
Why wouldn’t LoCastro go into left?
 indeed Cabrera and IKF at short
LoCastro’s on the roster, right?
forgot about Locust (aka Locastro) as an option
That's one out.
Eight to go.
. Their bullpen is really good.
The Guardians are just unreal. Huge percentage of their hits are just weak.
I swear. I cringe to think about the average exit velocities for Cleveland hitters in this series.
Why am I tense with a four run lead?????
Now only six outs to go.
nice job lasagna!
6 more outs
Nice, Loasiga. Good D by Josh.
Let lasagna start the 8th
 Because Cleveland is Rasputin-like and we have a weak bullpen.
 Same thing here. I actually looked at the score after Carpenter and Torres left the runners on and said to myself, “Oh, that’s right — we’re up by four.”
Really would like a couple more runs!!!
 Interesting idea. Let's get some insurance.
That swing from Judge is such a good sign.
 great point. That is the good judge swing.
Smart play. Surprised it doesn't happen more often.
Dammit! Hit it in the screws!
I can’t believe that ball from Stanton got all the way to the outfield. That’s a strong man.
Bringing in their stud. That is what I would do if I were them.
. You could catch someone peeling off for the dugout.
Clase for 7 outs, is that their idea? (More likely 4, but they're hoping 7.)
All right, Team, buckle up…
Lock him up!
Ok, supper, clean up, and the terrorists post supper walk did not have the desired result.
Three more outs now.
Costas, of all people, doesn’t know the Yankees won the 2009 World Series?
Man, he's so good. Then he kinda loses the zone... but this time it worked out.
Peralta for the ninth?
Great call by Boonie to bring in Sherlock against the heart of their order
We won the 2009 World Series Bob.
Did Costas just say the Yankees haven't won the World Serious since their 3 peat?
 Well, give him a break, he has other things on his mind.
Fabulous performance, Holmes!
I felt dread after his first pitch but he recovered.
Wandy in the ninth, I presume?
What's up with Costas? He just said that the Yanks haven't won the WS since 2000. I wonder if he'll correct himself.
Costas just said the Yankees did not win the World Series in 2009. Dude....
Get Hideki on the blower.
Everyone is required to read Hank Waddles' comments. Blog rule.
 And now he’s apologizing profusely.
Oswaldo has had some rough at bats lately. And to give up on that one. Yeesh.
Looks like we’ll win and in happy!
But the Astros… :(
I really don’t get why anyone who would be booing there. The number nine hitter is on, top of the lineup coming. This is a good thing.
Here we go…
Look at Gerrit Cole warming up!!!
If we survive Peralta better get tomorrow off.
That Chuckie doll is hilarious.
It just wouldn’t feel right if the Guardians didn’t get a dribbler here in the ninth.
I say Wandy starts tomorrow night.
ASTROS BEWARE, THE YANKS ARE COMING!
Love Gleybar for that!
Torres rocked the baby. Love. It.
Ok, now let’s go beat up them ‘Stros tomorrow!!
Gleyber rocking the baby on the last out. Love it.
Cheers, y'all. Bring on the cheaters.
Man, these Houston games are gonna be the death of me.
 I was thinking the same. These games were tense, but this next series will make the LDS feel like preseason games.
That was amazing!
I’m afraid of Houston.
Houston is the best team remaining. By a lot. On paper they should cream the Yanks. But one never knows. Go down there, steal one of the first two games, and see what happens.
The Gleyber move on the last out—not quite Yankee-like. Why reduce yourself? Nothing worse than a sore winner. I suppose the kid asked for it, but leave it to the fans to heckle him. Ah, I'm a grumpy old man and Gleyber was just trying to have fun.
Regardless, wonderful, virtually stress free win in a deciding game. Fucking fabulous.
It does feel like David vs. Goliath. I wouldn't be surprised it Houston dominates, but I am hoping the Yanks play their best ball. The Astros certainly won't be hitting the ball weakly everywhere.
It was pretty bush league of Naylor, but it came back to bite him. Should have watched his teammate, Kwan.
Remember the Dodgers got bounced as did the Braves and Mets, so anything can happen.
 That's what I was gonna say.
(Also John Sterling was going to scold you guys.)
WAHOO!!! See ya tomorrow!!!
Seeing Hicks injury is season ending. Not the way I'd want him to go out even if I was frustrated with him.
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