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Game 151: Yankees at Angels

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Sep 21, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (95-55)
Jeter SS
Damon LF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Swisher RF
Posada DH
Cano 2B
Cabrera CF
Molina C

Pitching: LHP Andy Pettitte (13-6, 4.14).

ANGELS (89-60)
Figgins 3B
Aybar SS
Abreu RF
Guerrero DH
Hunter CF
Rivera LF
Kendrick 2B
Quinlan 1B
Mathis C

Pitching: LHP Joe Saunders (13-7, 4.75).

TIME/TV: 10:05, YES.

STATE OF THE ‘STRIPES: There is a little hitch in the giddy-up of the Yankees. They lost two of three in Seattle and have dropped five of their last nine. Their lead on the Red Sox is down to five games with 12 to play. The magic number at the moment is nine.

BIG GAME FOR BIG-GAME ANDY: Andy Pettitte will be pitching on nine days of rest as the Yankees were concerned about a “fatigued” shoulder. He has been terrific since the All-Star break but has allowed seven runs on nine hits and eight walks in his last 11 innings. Keep an eye on how he looks as the game goes on as that is when his shoulder could bother him.

ON THE MARK: Mark Teixeira is 16 of his last 33 with 10 extra-base hits, six runs scored and 12 RBI. His batting average climbed from .281 to .292. Of his 167 hits this season, 82 have been for extra-bases. He was 7 for 12 in the Seattle series.

MATSUI MANIA: Hideki Matsui is 18 of his last 44 with three homers and 12 RBI. He is up to.278. His last double was on Aug. 29.

POWER OUTAGE: Alex Rodiguez has six home runs in his last 199 at-bats. He is 4 of his last 21 with one RBI. But keep in mind he loves hitting at Angel Stadium. He has hit .335 there with 35 home runs. It’s the most home runs for any park he has not called home in his career.

CURSE OF THE MONKEY: The Yankees are 5-17 in their last 23 games at Angel Stadium. They were swept in a three-game series in July, getting outscored 29-18. The Yankees are 3-4 against the Angels this season.

NOT DELIVERING: Melky Cabrera is 1 of his last 16.

RISKY WITH RISP: The Yankees have seven hits in their last 39 at-bats with runners in scoring position.

ON THE iPOD RIGHT NOW: Searching For A Heart by Don Henley from the Warren Zevon tribute record Enjoy Every Sandwich.

Back later with more.

UPDATE, 7:34 p.m.: Girardi said he wanted to load up the lineup with right-handed hitters, hence the absence of Matsui. … Girardi reacted to Joba Chamberlain’s comments by saying that the right-hander does in fact need to pitch better, whether he says so in public or not. A few minutes later, Girardi mentioned that Chad Gaudin could work his way onto the postseason roster.

UPDATE, 7:46 p.m.: Here is what Girardi said:

“I think that at times any one can be in some form of denial. What he tells you and what he says to us can be two different things. Players are positive people and they’re confident people. But there is no doubt about it: Joba needs to pitch better. He knows that. He’ll be the first one to tell you he knows that.

“One or two bad pitches usually doesn’t lead to seven runs unless there’s some errors or funny things that happen. That was not the game he’s capable of pitching. We need him to pitch much better this weekend.”

UPDATE, 8:54 p.m.: Xavier Nady is on the field watching the Yankees take batting practice. It’s the first time he has been around the team since his Tommy John surgery in May. X will be a free agent after the season. He’s a nice guy and it’s a shame what happened to him. This is the second time he has had the surgery.

UPDATE, 8:58 p.m.: Phil Coke is back at the hotel with what is being called “acute gastritis.” He will not be available today.

UPDATE, 10:35 p.m.: Sorry for the delay with the Angels lineup. Had some issues getting on line here in Anaheim. I finally gave up and rebooted, which is what I should have done in the first place.

Meanwhile, this is not a promising start for Andy Pettitte. The question now is whether this is being rusty or whether his shoulder his bothering him.

UPDATE, 11:05 p.m.: Andy has retired seven straight and looks good. Maybe it was just some rustiness. Now the Yankees need to get the bats going.

To try and calm the bridge-jumpers in the comments section, I’ve asked the Elias Sports Bureau to check if any team in history has ever come back from a 2-0 deficit after the third inning. They’re checking.

UPDATE, 11:32 p.m.: That’s on Johnny Damon. Quinlan tagged up and went to third when Damon caught the fly ball ball by Figgins. That allowed him to scored on the single.

Poor outfield communication has been a problem for the Yankees off and on this season. There’s really no excuse for it. The center fielder is supposed to catch every ball he can get to. Damon knows that.

Meanwhile, that inning is a little concern as it was around this time his last start when Andy started having issues.

UPDATE, 11:54 p.m.: As reported in the pre-game notes, Alex does love hitting here.

Meanwhile, Brian Bruney in a 3-1 game?

UPDATE, 11:59 p.m.: It’s not that complicated. Brian Bruney hasn’t been a good pitcher since he came off the disabled list. He should not pitch in close games. Where was Alfredo Aceves?

UPDATE, 12:09 a.m.: The mistake of using Bruney gets magnified now as Matsui drills a pinch-hit homer to center field. Instead of 3-2, it’s 4-2.

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1,227 Responses to “Game 151: Yankees at Angels”

  1. Alias September 21st, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    I am pumped for this series

  2. Chambliss September 21st, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    A win in game one of this series would settle things down a lot.

  3. Chambliss September 21st, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    In the words of the wrestler once known as the Rock: time to break out a can of “whop ass” for the Angels.

    Saunders is very hittable. A-Rod and the rest of the righties need to step up.

  4. Chambliss September 21st, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Meant to say “whoopass”.

  5. Ed H. September 21st, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Repost (I missed the new thread coming out):

    m September 21st, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Ed H,

    The argument is that without Mauer, they’d be an even worse team. Like way worse.

    ——————

    m,

    That might be true, but if the point of the “championship season” is to win a championship, his contribution might not be that valuable.

    A lot of it depends on how you define the term “most valuable player.” If you base it exclusively upon offensive statistical output, you can legitimately give the award to someone on a last place team, as has happened before and will probably happen again. To me, that’s a different award from Most Valuable Player, an award that does not currently exist.

  6. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Nick von Clausewitz in SF
    September 21st, 2009 at 5:26 pm
    Considering the fact that Johnny Damon is responsible not just for his own production but also that of Philip Hughes, Damon is probably the easy MVP, but of course ignorance will prevent that from being recognized and awarded.
    ****

    Nick-

    Are you sucking up to me again??? :grin:

    In all seriousness, did you see that story on why Johnny Damon would be the AL MVP using the WPA (Win probability added) stat??

    http://umpbump.com/press/2009/.....09-al-mvp/

  7. Wave Your Hat September 21st, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    WPA is solely an offensive stat, isn’t it?

  8. emobacca September 21st, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    It was stone cold who said he was going to open up a can of whoop ass

  9. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Wave Your Hat
    September 21st, 2009 at 6:16 pm
    WPA is solely an offensive stat, isn’t it?
    ****

    Yes.

    And I will be honest. WPA could stand for anything. As long as it result in Johnny Damon being awesome, I am all for it :-)

  10. GreenBeret7 September 21st, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Betsy
    September 21st, 2009 at 5:53 pm
    GB, have you heard of the Kehoe House? That’s where my parents and I will be staying in Savannah – we’re only there for 2 nights. We tried the President’s Quarters ( I would have loved to have stayed in the Lincoln room, lol), but that was booked up……

    ————————————————————

    You’ll love the rooms, Betsy. They’re beautiful. Located a couple of blocks from Bay and River streets. Lots of shops. It’s on Habersham. Cooked to order breakfasts and afternoon teas. Very much southern gentility. Your mother will love being a southern belle.

    Betsy, you would have been better off asking for The Jefferson Davis Bedroom at The President’s Quarter’s Inn. You would sound less like a tourist. LMAO.

    In case you haven’t seen the photos of the Kehoe House, I’ve kinked it. Keep in mind, that the rooms are expensive.

    http://www.bedandbreakfast.com.....house.html

  11. jfio September 21st, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    monsterous game. if andy get rocked forget it. ppl will be jumping off the george Washington bridge declaring the season is over

  12. Ed H. September 21st, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    Bill September 21st, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Ed H.- yeah, I suppose it’s “hard to make the argument that Mauer has been a huge difference maker for the Twins” if you put waaaaaay too much stock in 22 games and don’t understand statistics in any way. The Twins managed to play .500 ball without him because they had a rookie catcher playing over his head and got incredibly lucky (they were significantly outscored in April and should have been well below .500). The Royals and Pirates played .500 ball in April, too, so obviously that told you a lot. If you’re going to make decisions based on data slices like that, you’re going to make a whole lot of awful decisions.

    ——————
    Bill,

    Twenty two games is 13.58% of the season, which any statistician will tell you is more than an adequate sample size. It is a “chunk” sample rather than a statistically random sample (the ideal sampling technique) but chunk sampling as a valid method upon which to base statistical analysis, as I am sure you are aware. I stand by my conclusion.

  13. Uncle Ellsworth September 21st, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    The Rock is a better comedian than some so called “professional” comedians
    he was the only bright spot in the berroaingly bad “Be Cool”

  14. Christina- Pics of the Old Stadium.. so depressing September 21st, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    September 21st, 2009 at 6:18 pm
    Wave Your Hat
    September 21st, 2009 at 6:16 pm
    WPA is solely an offensive stat, isn’t it?
    ****

    Yes.

    And I will be honest. WPA could stand for anything. As long as it result in Johnny Damon being awesome, I am all for it
    —–

    Erica, you crack me up at times. Now what will you do if the Yankees dont re-sign your PB?

  15. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Christina-

    I will not even entertain such a possibility :cry:

    The man has come out and said repeatedly “I want to remain a Yankee”. Its almost like Scott Boras is not even his agent

  16. Ed H. September 21st, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    “Erica, you crack me up at times. Now what will you do if the Yankees dont re-sign your PB?”

    Erica, we’ll all be here to support you if the worst happens.

  17. BFARBS September 21st, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    My lineup guess:

    Jeter SS
    Damon LF
    Teixeira 1B
    Rodriguez 3B
    Matsui DH
    Posada C
    Cano 2B
    Swisher RF
    Cabrera CF
    Pettitte P

  18. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Ed H.
    September 21st, 2009 at 6:33 pm
    “Erica, you crack me up at times. Now what will you do if the Yankees dont re-sign your PB?”

    Erica, we’ll all be here to support you if the worst happens.
    ****

    Awwww- thanks Ed :-)

    Btw- do you have any idea why today is significant for you???

  19. DCR September 21st, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Damon also said he’d never sign with the Yankees and that he wanted to stay in Boston. Him saying he wants to stay a Yankee means nothing to me.

  20. jsbrendog September 21st, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Go melky

  21. Nick in SF September 21st, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Erica: I was not sucking up to you, that was just an added bonus. But the fact that the Yanks have legit ‘secondary’ MVP types like Damon and Matsui and Arod will likely hurt Tex and Jeter.

  22. Wait till the ALDS September 21st, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Would you be the same jsbrendog from RAB?

  23. Kelly September 21st, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Will be at the game tonight. Hoping for a big series, but I have to admit that after a certain game last August, I said I was never going to Angels Stadium again. We will miss you Pete, love your reporting. Best of luck, Globe is a great paper.

  24. randy l. September 21st, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    “monsterous game. if andy get rocked forget it. ppl will be jumping off the george Washington bridge declaring the season is over”

    that’s way too far to go. uncle tim’s bridge right here in my town on cape cod would do nicely.

    it”s not very high and the ocean isn’t very deep, and the cold water would will snap me out of my funk and make for a nice swim.

    pettitte better be able to pitch without problem tonight or the yankees will have the least chance to get to the world series of any team in the crapshoot.

  25. m September 21st, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Ed H,

    I think you and I are on the same page. Mauer’s having a great season, and he’s helping his team. But helping your team to a a record 3 games over .500 is not as valuable as helping your team to 40 games over. It’s too bad Minny’s a bad team.

    I can see giving Mauer style points being a catcher, but I object to taking away from Tex because he’s a 1B. I don’t hear it with Pujols, Howard, et al when they’re in consideration (and winning) MVP’s. You don’t hear it with Youkilis either.

    And I think I could be totally objective if Posada was having Mauer’s season on a Yankee team 3 games over .500, and Morneau was having Tex’s season on a Twins team 40 games over .500. There’s no way, I would argue for Posada over Morneau.

  26. Ed H. September 21st, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Awwww- thanks Ed :-)

    Btw- do you have any idea why today is significant for you???

    ———————

    Erica, yes!!!! I am planning to win your wonderful Guess-The-Date-The Yankees-Clinch-A-Playoff-Spot contest today! I can’t tell you how excited I am! My title as contest winner will be added to my user name as soon as the Yanks clinch tonight. Is there a prize????

  27. BX12 Fordham RD September 21st, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Randy….how far is that from Chappaquidick speaking of things ending badly ?

  28. Uncle Ellsworth September 21st, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Erica have you posted the clinch predictions somewhere?

  29. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Not sure if this was posted yet, but link to a nice pic of Joe Girardi & the rookies in costume

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/bl.....mlb,190882

  30. Uncle Ellsworth September 21st, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Randy the Bourne bridge may suitable.

  31. Yankee Trader September 21st, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Since Jeter and Tex will likely split many votes, Mauer in all likelihood will win MVP. There is a strong case that Tex, Cano, and Jeter should all win gold gloves, however.

    Also would like to see Damon back, but in all honesty, I believe that payroll decisions will be based on how far the Yankees go in the playoffs, and how their FA’s do. Don’t think we’ll be signing another long term FA contract even if we win the WS, as there are no FA’s so far that warrant 100M contracts.

  32. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Uncle E-

    I have posted them from time to time, but I will post them now cause we are so close.

    Ed H-

    That is exactly it!!! LOL. Sadly, there is no tangible prize, but there are some major bragging rights at stake. Exactly a month ago today, you predicted the Yanks would clinch their post season spot today. (For the record, Miggs guessed today too. Miggs is eerily good at my contests.. LOL)

  33. Uncle Ellsworth September 21st, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Thanks Erica

  34. Doreen September 21st, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Betsy -

    I just wanted to tell you how jealous I am that you’re taking the trip to Savannah. It was on our original summer itinerary, but every plan we tried to make fell through. Next year we’ll start earlier, because it all came unraveling when our base of operations had no vacancies! Anyway, enjoy!!!

    Nick in SF (etc.) -

    I agree; it’s always been my contention that the Yankees have too many players who are valid MVP material, which hurts the guys on their team having real MVP years. Only way Yankees win is if they are having a career year far and above anyone else in consideration.

    But that’s okay by me. It would sure be nice for Tex or Jeter to win the MVP (my choice on the Yankees is Tex, by the way, with Jeter a very close but very definite 2nd). But I can’t argue with Mauer as the top choice.

  35. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Guess What Day the Yankees Clinch
    (Playoff spot- as originally guessed on 8/21)

    09/16/2009:
    Trisha

    09/21/2009:
    Ed H
    miggs

    09/22/2009:
    Uncle E
    Unknown
    m
    Eights
    L to the 2nd
    William Buckner

    09/23/2009:
    Erica
    S.O.S
    BBFan

    09/25/2009:
    Fran
    Upstate Kate

    09/26/2009:
    Yanks Fan
    Pat
    NYY626*****

    09/27/2009:
    Anja K-J

    09/29/2009:
    Jim the VT Yankee Fan

    *****Note: NYY626 added her guess 9/16. I allowed the late submission cause I like her

  36. Pov September 21st, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Was off the blog yesterday, but did watch the game or part of it. Yuck. I read a bit of the bashing back and forth on the blog and saw many comments about games left and leads games won ect. I think the reality is pretty simple the Yanks have 3 with LA and 3 with Boston. They need to win at least half those games to stop the bleeding and keep it from going down to the last week. If they get stoned they are going to have no lead going into the last week.

    As for JobaJoba I read his comments, sports psycologist probably in order to get his head calibrated.

  37. Uncle Ellsworth September 21st, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    So if they win tonight and tomorrow I win?

  38. MaineYankee September 21st, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    ED H.

    I think she has a Yankee Snoopy she’s hoarding. :lol:

  39. Sports Geek September 21st, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Sit Cabrera.. Play Gardner!!

    It’s a waste to save Gardner just to pinch run late in the game.

    Plus, Cabrera is in a bit of a slump, and Gardner has been pretty hot (moderately hot).

    … Go Andy … Go Yanks!!!

  40. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth
    September 21st, 2009 at 6:53 pm
    So if they win tonight and tomorrow I win?
    *****

    I am not 100% certain how the Yankees clinch the playoff spot. I am relying on Pete’s info for that. But them clinching tonight seems to be a certainty win or lose

  41. Doreen September 21st, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    It’s just one win to clinch the playoff spot, correct?

  42. Pov September 21st, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    How about them Giants messing up Mr Jones’s coming out party? As long as the wind isn’t blowing Eli has that 2 minute drill going.

    The camera kept going to Mrs Abby Manning all the time, I must admit she does look alot better than those football players. :-)

  43. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    MaineYankee
    September 21st, 2009 at 6:54 pm
    ED H.

    I think she has a Yankee Snoopy she’s hoarding.
    ****

    Negative. Yankee Snoopy and I occasionally cuddle on the couch when I am watching TV

  44. m September 21st, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    No, Uncle.

    The Yankees are tied with Texas for a playoff berth. A Yankee win or a Texas loss will give us at least the WC.

    If the Yankees had won yesterday the date would’ve been 9/20/09.

  45. Doreen September 21st, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Or a Texas loss.

    (I really ought to make sure my thoughts are together before I hit submit! :lol: )

  46. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    m
    September 21st, 2009 at 6:55 pm
    No, Uncle.

    The Yankees are tied with Texas for a playoff berth. A Yankee win or a Texas loss will give us at least the WC.

    If the Yankees had won yesterday the date would’ve been 9/20/09.
    ******

    Although, technically if Texas wins and the Yankees win at 1am, it would be 9/22 and Uncle E would win

  47. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes September 21st, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    I wouldn’t mind seeing Melky get a rest, either, and Gardner’s legs are fresh.

    That’s not to say, however, that he should be replaced. He needs to pause, get some energy back in his legs at the plate. Lunging for outside pitches for him is a telltale sign of fatigue, especially in the legs. Let him sit a couple out, Joe.

  48. Wait till the ALDS September 21st, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    They need to stop with that crap about the Cowboys outplaying the Giants. Here are the stats:

    Time of possesion: Giants by about 9 minutes

    Total yardage: Giants, 427, 378

    Giants penalties: 4-40 Cowboys penalties: 4-50

    Giants were in the Red Zone more, they just didn’t score as much

    Giants won the turnover battle, 4-0

    Giants deserved to win

    My proof:

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.c…..wcast.html

  49. Doreen September 21st, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Erica -

    Eastern time clock only????

  50. m September 21st, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Well, that means I’d win, too. Which would be pretty cool because I didn’t know what we were guessing at the time.

  51. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Doreen
    September 21st, 2009 at 6:57 pm
    Erica -

    Eastern time clock only????
    *****

    I have thought this through……

    Official Scorer’s Decision:
    The game started on 9/21. Therefore it is considered the 9/21 game. It does not matter what time the game ends. The game counts only on the day it commenced.

    Whew

  52. randy l. September 21st, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    BX12 Fordham RD-

    it’s not far , maybe 50 miles, but i don’t think we should make fun of it.

    what we could make fun of is gb7 if he were a bridge jumper, he has a dilemma where he lives down South.

    he wouldn’t know if he should go for the Big Pee Dee River bridge or the Little Pee Dee River bridge.

  53. Uncle Ellsworth September 21st, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    so wild card magic number is 1 ok. Thanks guys

  54. m September 21st, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Although that’s be wrong. The record books would show they clinched on 9/21. I’d rather lose the bet, than the game against the Angels. Go Yankees.

  55. Uncle Ellsworth September 21st, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    I have thought this through……

    Official Scorer’s Decision:
    The game started on 9/21. Therefore it is considered the 9/21 game. It does not matter what time the game ends. The game counts only on the day it commenced.

    Whew

    good decision

  56. NYY626 - Go Andy! September 21st, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    *****Note: NYY626 added her guess 9/16. I allowed the late submission cause I like her
    ________________________________________________________________
    Haha and I thank you! Like I said before, this is wishful thinking as I only want to stick it to my Boston friends :evil:

  57. Ed.H September 21st, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    m,

    It’s great that you brought up Posada. Remember that great season he had in ’07, when he was a 35 year old catcher (amazing!)? Georgie hit .338, had a .426 OBP and slugged .543. His OPS+ was a whopping 154. He hit 20 HRs, drove in 90 runs and even stole two whole bases! MVP? No. He came in sixth in the voting that year.

  58. Doreen September 21st, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Erica -

    I KNEW you’d have it figured out! :)

  59. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth
    September 21st, 2009 at 7:00 pm
    I have thought this through……

    Official Scorer’s Decision:
    The game started on 9/21. Therefore it is considered the 9/21 game. It does not matter what time the game ends. The game counts only on the day it commenced.

    Whew

    good decision
    ****

    Thank you. I was momentarily filled with anxiety.

  60. David September 21st, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    In 2003 Derek Jeter was injured and missed 30 or 40 games. He was replaced primarily by Erick Almonte, a no-account minor league shortstop who hasn’t been heard from since. He was replacement level, at best. Nevertheless, I recall that the Yanks had a fine won-lost record during the period when Jeter was out.

    That data could be misused to conclude that Jeter had little value above replacement. Such an analysis would be just as wrong-headed as concluding that Joe Mauer has limited value based on the performance of his team while he was injured.

  61. YankeesLuv September 21st, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Let’s go Yankees!
    wow getting closer to the end Pete, no more good ol’ Pete doing the updates, kinda sad.

  62. Pov September 21st, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Wait till the ALDS September 21st, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    They need to stop with that crap about the Cowboys outplaying the Giants. Here are the stats:

    I agree the only neagtives I take away from the game is the run defense, green/red zone failures and missing the chip shot FG. Cowboys were packing the box to stop the run that’s why Eli burned them with the pass.

  63. Yankee Trader September 21st, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    “As for JobaJoba I read his comments, sports psycologist probably in order to get his head calibrated.”
    ————————————————–

    John Smoltz was off to a 2-11 start in 1991 by the All-Star break, was sent to a sports psychologist during the break and went 12-2 the rest of that season. In fact the psychologist would sit behind home plate, in Smoltz’ line of vision, to give him the signals he needed to focus. It was superstardom from then on out.

  64. m September 21st, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Ed H,

    Thanks for that. I was going to dig up the stats and voting for that year, but you saved me the trouble.

    Historic season for an older catcher on a winning team, 6th place. Another shining example of the The Yankees are full of All-stars bias.

  65. Doreen September 21st, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    m -

    I agree. Great point about Posada. But Yankees players in awards voting start out behind the “8″ ball. Always.

    Just like the logic here that has people worried that a 5-game lead isn’t enough, while conversely, if it were the Red Sox with the 5-game lead, the fretting would be that that kind of a lead can never be overcome. It is what it is. :?

  66. randy l. September 21st, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    “Randy the Bourne bridge may suitable.”

    uncle ellsworth-

    are you crazy ? the army core of engineers is doing a construction project and it would take forever to get there. i heard there was a 20 mile traffic jam there last week.

  67. Jobamania September 21st, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Why is everyone so sold on Zach Greinke as the Cy young? Look at his era against the AL east and he hasn’t even faced the Red Sox or the Yankees.

    Zach Greinke should only get the Cy if he pitches well against the red sox tomorrow and if the royals push his next start 1 day so he matches up against the yankees in yankee stadium. Otherwise he has a 5.25 ERA against both tampa bay and the blue jays.

    TB: 12 IP 19 Hits 7 runs
    2.08 WHIP

    TOR: 12 IP 14 hits 9 runs, 7 earned
    1.42 WHIP

  68. Lou in SoCal September 21st, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Going to the game tonight and Wednesday. Hope Andy is healthy and can keep the Angels off the base paths. I have been watching the Yanks since 1996 in Anaheim. I hate hearing the “Yankees Suck!” chant. Can’t talk to any fans about the game, cuz they are a bunch a bandwagoners. Hope we can get 2 of 3.

  69. Jobamania September 21st, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Tonight is going to be a slugfest between andy and saunders. Yankees need to treat saunders like the mediocre pitcher he is

  70. m September 21st, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    2007? Is that the year Alex won? Then it’d make sense that Jorge wasn’t given more consideration. But still! Jorge was 35!

  71. Ed.H September 21st, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Erica – always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    MaineYankee
    September 21st, 2009 at 6:54 pm
    ED H.

    I think she has a Yankee Snoopy she’s hoarding.
    ****

    Negative. Yankee Snoopy and I occasionally cuddle on the couch when I am watching TV

    ——————–

    Erica,

    What an amazing coincidence! I love to cuddle on the couch … and watch TV … and Snoopy is my favorite Peanuts character!

    D’ya think we can share? ;)

  72. Pat M. September 21st, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Well I’ll be heading up the 55 Freeway to see the Yanks bounce back and change the tide in Anahiem once and for all…..I’ll be sitting in section 134, Row A , in right field just off the foul pole….I plan on grabbing a ground rule double delivered by Robbie Cano….I’ll also try to make Nick feel at ease when that damn monkey pops up in the 7th…..I’ll have my White 1998 Yankee World Series Championship hat on along with my Yankees blue jacket which I’ve worn since the 05 ALDS disaster……Pulling out all the stops tonight……Time to sprint to the Postseason…..

  73. Dr. Cox September 21st, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Boston could very well make up 2-3 games on us this week.

    I dont know about you all, but Im very VERY worried.

    And I dont really get worried.

  74. Yankee Trader September 21st, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    http://www.baseball-reference......2007.shtml

    The players that finished in 2nd to 5th place ahead of Posada, had pretty darn good numbers in 2007 for the MVP trophy.

  75. Wait till the ALDS September 21st, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    The reason Jorge didn’t win in 07′ is that Alex did things with a bat hitherto unseen.

  76. Doreen September 21st, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Pat M -

    Have Fun!! Keep those rally monkeys tamed!!! :)

  77. GreenBeret7 September 21st, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    What a brutal way to start a game if you’re a catcher. Balt/Tor, 2nd pitch the rookie catcher took a real clanker in the cup. Sounded like Big Ben chiming. Baltimore announcers were laughing. Buck Martinez was talking about Gaston playing his first game in the outfield and not using a cup. His feeling being that if you need a cup in the outfield, you deserved to get hit. Playing first base against the Pirates, he said he wore two….stargell, Clemente, Robertson, Oliver and company.f

  78. m September 21st, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Jose! Jose!?

  79. Yankee Trader September 21st, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Pat M-

    Bring a little pin with you so you can pop as many rally monkey “clappers” as you can.

  80. m September 21st, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    I want to see Pat m being pulled away for grabbing those rally monkeys and throwing them onto the field. :lol:

  81. Ed.H September 21st, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    m,

    I agree that there is probably an anti-Yankee bias in voting for major awards, even though Alex won the MVP that year. But sixth? Where were all the people who are now trumpeting that Mauer should win it this year?

  82. jake [THANKS FOR bringing back shelley] September 21st, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Wow, smart….let’s give the DH a DAY OFF..he even made it WORSE by STARTING MOLINA!!! Gosh i hope we RELEASE him at the end of the year…i hope he doesnt even make the playoff roster…BRING ON CERVELLI!

  83. Pat M. September 21st, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    If I could sneak in my kid’s paint gun I would…I hate that monkey & everytime I see a Friends rerun with him ( Marcell )in it I want to puke….Many bad memories since one late August 2001 afternnon when some chump hit a checked swing 2 out 2 run double off of Mo….It’s been hell around here ever since…….

  84. GreenBeret7 September 21st, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Matsui has never batted against Saunders (LHP). Damon, Jeter and Rodriguez hammer him.

  85. cashman needs to go September 21st, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    The Yankees are 5-17 in their last 23 games at Angel Stadium…

    so does that mean 1 game ended in a tie?…you’re slipping pete…better watch out or lohud will replace you with a younger, hungrier beat reporter….

    the redsox bloggers won’t accept this type of mediocrity…

  86. Benny Blanco September 21st, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    “The Yankees have seven hits in their last 39 at-bats with runners in scoring position.”

    ====================================

    Noooooooo, not the risp funk again…lol

  87. Joe from Long Island September 21st, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Pat M. – Hope you see a Yankees win!

    Doreen – How was your trip to SD? Open bar?

    Mark Feinsand on MLBNetwork!

  88. m September 21st, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Okay, totally missed the fact that Jorge was DH’ing. Never mind, Jose! Jose! makes sense now.

  89. Rishi September 21st, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    has anyone posted this?

    RiverAveBlues: RT: @BryanHoch: NYY chances of winning the ALE at 90.4% according to CoolStandings.com. // BPro says 96.1%. http://tinyurl.com/7gjwz

  90. GreenBeret7 September 21st, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    jake [THANKS FOR bringing back shelley]
    September 21st, 2009 at 7:19 pm
    Wow, smart….let’s give the DH a DAY OFF..he even made it WORSE by STARTING MOLINA!!! Gosh i hope we RELEASE him at the end of the year…i hope he doesnt even make the playoff roster…BRING ON CERVELLI!

    ————————————————————

    and this coming from somebody who thinks that Duncan actually has something to offer to the team.

  91. Ed.H September 21st, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    It should be fun to see what happens to the Angels’ running game tonight with Andy on the mound and Molina catching.

  92. GreenBeret7 September 21st, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Pettitte/Molina should be able to hold the runners on first, better than most. Holding them at 2nd base will be the challenge. Tonight’s key is shutting down Guerrero, Hunter and Figgins. Hunter kills Pettitte, though.

  93. Doreen September 21st, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Joe from LI -

    It was a great trip. Loved San Diego. Open bar (though I took it easy myself since we had to get up really early the next a.m.), great food – music, well, gulp. But it was family. We had a nice time. Thanks for asking. :)

  94. Pat M. September 21st, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Andy has to get strike one on a very patient Angel team…..They’ve adopted the Abreu approach to hitting….

  95. Haha September 21st, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    I don’t understand why Matsui isn’t on the lineup. He’s been great against lefties all season, even better than against righties… This seems like the perfect matchup for him

  96. Doreen September 21st, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    I think I’m going to skip the game tonight. Just go to sleep early and peek at the scores tomorrow. I’m tired (and a little nervous) and I hate Chone Figgins and Mike Scoscia (well, I respect the heck out of him, but I hate him nonetheless).

    Although, I stayed awake for all the games on the last west coast trip and they did well. Hmmm….sleep or superstition, sleep or superstition…which shall it be??????

  97. Betsy September 21st, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    GB, thank you! We booked the rooms today – and a good thing, too, as there were only 2 rooms left. The hotel looks lovely and so do the rooms……. Dennis and Amy send some recommedations, plus I’ve got some from my parents’ friends. I will do research on my own as well (I have a special foodie board I go to), but if you have any recs, I would love to hear them. One place I’m very anxious to go to is Leopold’s. I absolutely adore ice cream and just love old fashioned ice cream parlors…….Mrs. Wilke’s is a definite…..

    Doreen, I’m looking forward to it, too. I’ve never been, and I’m sure I’ll love it. I can tell you that Charleston is an incredible city – one of my very favorite places in the world, maybe 2nd just behind Paris. If you go (no, WHEN you go) to Savannah, you absolutely must spend some time in Charleston.

  98. RS September 21st, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Does anyone know what date(s) the first game of the ALDS is scheduled to be?

  99. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Doreen
    September 21st, 2009 at 7:34 pm
    I think I’m going to skip the game tonight. Just go to sleep early and peek at the scores tomorrow. I’m tired (and a little nervous) and I hate Chone Figgins and Mike Scoscia (well, I respect the heck out of him, but I hate him nonetheless).

    Although, I stayed awake for all the games on the last west coast trip and they did well. Hmmm….sleep or superstition, sleep or superstition…which shall it be??????
    ******

    Stay up Doreen. It’ll be fun.

    Plus, I say really random and absurd things when I am tired. I do that when I am not tired too, but its even more fun then :-)

  100. Ed.H September 21st, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    I’m sure that those guys will try to run, GB. Scoscia and his crew won’t (and shouldn’t be) intimidated out of their game. You’re right that runners on second will be the bigger challenge … and we can’t forget about guys leading off third with Andy pitching either. (Painful memories.)

  101. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Ed H-

    He is my Yankee Snoopy!!! LOL

  102. Betsy September 21st, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Doreen, my advice for Charleston (and I suspect it goes for Savannah as well) is that (a) don’t go in the summer months (b) book early if you are going – they are very popular destinations.

  103. GreenBeret7 September 21st, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Betsy
    September 21st, 2009 at 7:36 pm
    GB, thank you! We booked the rooms today – and a good thing, too, as there were only 2 rooms left. The hotel looks lovely and so do the rooms……. Dennis and Amy send some recommedations, plus I’ve got some from my parents’ friends. I will do research on my own as well (I have a special foodie board I go to), but if you have any recs, I would love to hear them. One place I’m very anxious to go to is Leopold’s. I absolutely adore ice cream and just love old fashioned ice cream parlors…….Mrs. Wilke’s is a definite…..

    Doreen, I’m looking forward to it, too. I’ve never been, and I’m sure I’ll love it. I can tell you that Charleston is an incredible city – one of my very favorite places in the world, maybe 2nd just behind Paris. If you go (no, WHEN you go) to Savannah, you absolutely must spend some time in Charleston.

    ————————————————————

    Charleston has some beautiful bed and breakfasts, too. One of the best Is #2 Meeting Street Inn. Within 2 blocks of the great shops along the old slave markets.

  104. Doreen September 21st, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Erica -

    I’ll play it by ear, but I can’t make any promises. I’ll probably start typing something round about the 2nd inning and fall asleep mid-sentence!

    At least you always give everyone fair warning that your calling it a night. I just nod off. :lol:

    Betsy -

    We’re hoping for next summer. You mentioned a “foodie” board. Do you cook? I consider myself a serious food hobbyist, cooking and baking variety, though lately we’re watching the health and the figure, so I restrict my forays into serious epicurean delights to when I have company. And we always appreciate a fine restaurant!

  105. Ed.H September 21st, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    “He is my Yankee Snoopy!!! LOL”

    Darn. :)

  106. Richie September 21st, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Cervelli is better than Molina. Stop the nonsense.

  107. Lee23 September 21st, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Pretty sure the ALDS starts October 16th.

  108. Doreen September 21st, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Oh! Oh! I forgot to mention this. Because life is really seriously funny sometimes.

    Remember last week when Pete posted the picture of Nick Swisher’s girlfriend from Gossip Girls? Well, I never really heard of Gossip Girls, except maybe while scrolling through the tv lineup, and knew absolutely nothing about the show. Well, at the wedding I went to this past weekend, one of the guests was Chris something who plays Scott on Gossip Girls. I just think it’s neat when things like that happen.

    What reminded me of that tidbit was Betsy’s “foodie” thing, because this actor’s girlfriend is a chef in NYC.

  109. Arno September 21st, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Good. It seems that Girardi is finally putting Joba on notice that this kind of poor performance will not be tolerated and is not considered acceptable.

  110. Doreen September 21st, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Ah, Betsy, we have no choice but to go in August. I know it will be hot and humid and probably uncomfortable, but that’s when hubby’s vacation falls. He works for a French company and August is vacation month. C’est la vie.

    That’s why we had to come home from San Diego so quickly. He had taken 2 days off from work last week as it was, and he’s got meetings all this week. It would have been great to have been able to stay a few more nights and maybe drive up the coast to catch the Yankees/Angels tonight. Oh, well.

  111. Doreen September 21st, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Whoa. Just read the Girardi quote. Good for him.

  112. Ed.H September 21st, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    I agree, Doreen. It’s not about making Joba feel “comfortable” anymore.

  113. Track, Wall, HR September 21st, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Girardi is 1,000% correct. It’s time to stop nursing Joba and make his responsible for his performance on the field.
    He is no longer a rookie pitcher from Nebraska.
    This is his 3rd season in the majors and if he wants to remain a starter at this level, he needs to pitch a lot better.
    Plain and simple!!!

  114. m September 21st, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    I guess Girardi reads the papers, too. :)

    But he’s right. A pitcher with mechanical issues will be a problem in the postseason.

    Lt. Go Dan? Maybe he’s trying to light a fire under Joba’s rear end.

  115. Doreen September 21st, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    When I say “good for him,” I mean good for him to address it, and to mention that there will be a discrepancy between what he says to the cameras and what is discussed behind closed doors.

    I do not think he was sending a message to Joba via the pre-game press conference putting him on notice. The fact is, his performance is not liked very much, but it is tolerated, because they consider it a growing/learning experience, and because they don’t really have much choice.

  116. sora55 September 21st, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    No Matsui on the lineup, just before the post season!?
    What a joke!

  117. Rishi September 21st, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Question: isn’t Arod due a game off one of these days

  118. Joe from Long Island September 21st, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Have I said how much I hate West Coast trips?

  119. Lee23 September 21st, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    I was wrong about the ALDS date…
    The first 2 teams play October 7th.
    The second 2 on October 8th.

    I was thinking of the promo I saw on FOX yesterday for the LCS. Those start on the 15th (NLCS) and 16th (ALCS).

    Sorry about that.

  120. Doreen September 21st, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    And, to further clarify – Girardi may very well have put Joba on notice that he needs to pitch better or not be in the playoffs, but he would not do that in a press conference without having spoken to Joba first (at least that’s my impression of Joe Girardi).

    I really need to get my thoughts together before posting. Sheesh. Sorry folks.

  121. Doreen September 21st, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Anyone think maybe the Mets are ready to call it a season. Down 11-1 in the 3rd inning so far. My daughter’s got that game on in the family room.

  122. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Joe from Long Island
    September 21st, 2009 at 7:55 pm
    Have I said how much I hate West Coast trips?
    ****

    Me too!!!! LOL

    If I stay up and they win, I am good with it. If ends in epic disaster (ie, Friday night) I’ll be a walking demon at work tomorrow :evil:

  123. Joe from Long Island September 21st, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    We fans should not get so caught up in what our players say to the media. There may be some denial, as Joe G. said, or they may just be mouthing the lines we all saw in Bull Durham. What matters is what goes on behind closed doors, in the clubhouse, where that sort of stuff is not tolerated.

    If Joe says Joba knows he has to pitch better, that is what reality is.

    If anyone is interested, Dan McCutcheon (remember him?) is pitching for Pittsburgh tonight.

  124. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Doreen
    September 21st, 2009 at 8:01 pm
    Anyone think maybe the Mets are ready to call it a season. Down 11-1 in the 3rd inning so far. My daughter’s got that game on in the family room.
    ****

    Someone told me they already sent a mass e-mail to fans promoting their “exciting 2010 schedule” LOL.

  125. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 21st, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    I don’t think he would either, Doreen. He’s not the type of coach to throw his players under a bus.

  126. Betsy September 21st, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    GB, that’s the wedding cake house – I think it’s just spectacuarly beautiful. I’m staying, as I have stayed my other 2 times in Charleston, at the Governor’s House Inn. It goes back to to the late 1700′s, I believe…….they have wonderful breakfasts and the people are really nice. One of my fav things to do in Charleston is to take a pedicab ride, lol. I can never walk to dinner because I’m always so exhausted, so I take pedicabs – they are soooo much fun

  127. Betsy September 21st, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    spectacularly

  128. Joe from Long Island September 21st, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Doreen – The Mets called it quits in July. That franchise is a mess.

  129. bru September 21st, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    if we go 6-6 in our last 12 the rs have to go 12-2 over their last 14 to end up with the same record

    if that happens we dont deserve the division

    my concern is our pitching

    joba is mess & should not be starting

    we need another ace pitcher next year to go with cc,bump burnett to # 3,resign pettitte as our # 4,hughes as our 5th

  130. Enough Mitre September 21st, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Is joba really the fourth starter in the playoffs…really????

  131. Betsy September 21st, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Doreen, no – I’m too lazy, lol. I love, love, love to eat though and I take my restaurants VERY seriously. I go onto a board called Chowhound.com. They have message boards for the different regions of the country. It’s very important to me to get local recommendations because locals know what’s good…….I can eat in fine restaurants or dives, makes no difference to me (I don’t mean a sleazy dive, by the way, lol). I believe Chowhound.com has message boards for cooks (in addition to travel/restaurant boards), so you may want to check that out.

    Doreen, it may not be ideal, but you would still have a fantastic time….you make the best of it, that’s all. October is still hurricane season, so I’m crossing my fingers and toes that we don’t get hit, lol

  132. Doreen September 21st, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Joe from LI & Erica -

    A sad season for them. (I’ll always have a sweet spot for the Mets, they were the first team I followed when I was a kid.)

    Next year’s got to be better – how much worse could it get? (I know, they could put the team up for sale, I guess.)

  133. Enough Mitre September 21st, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    West coast trips are rough for us fans…It is almost like the games are not really happening..they are on way too late..

  134. jsbrendog September 21st, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Jobas a closer. That’s it

  135. Crystal Berra September 21st, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Should be a good series. Look for my man ARod having a good series and break out of his slump. Go Yakees.

    Crystal

  136. Doreen September 21st, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Betsy -

    Thanks for the tip. I will check into it. Fine restaurant food doesn’t have to be in a “fine” restaurant. Little hole in the wall places are usually where you find the best food and the least crowds for a fair price.

  137. Enough Mitre September 21st, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    why is matsui not in the line-up? has that been explained?

  138. XLJ September 21st, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    I dont really care about Joba’s postgame comments or what he says to the media. Joba postgame interviews are just a bunch of cliches. You know what he is going to say after he has a nice start or after he has a bad start. He is not dumb he knows he has to pitch better than he did yesterday.

  139. Ed.H September 21st, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Joba’s not anything until he gets himself straightened out.

  140. Enough Mitre September 21st, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    so joba is pitching against the red sox???? let me guess his line:
    3 innings, 8 hits, 4 walks, 6 runs..

    his after the game quote, “I was really sharp tonight, pitched well, feel great…everythings working!”

  141. Nick in SF September 21st, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Yay West Coast game!

    :)

  142. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 21st, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    You know.. Joba’s not trying to pitch badly on purpose.

  143. Tom in N.J. September 21st, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Yankees vs Saunders. Here are some notables:

    Jeter- 11 at bats; .455 BA; hr

    Damon- 10 abs; .400 BA

    Arod- 10 abs; .500 ba; hr

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....yerId=6383

  144. Betsy September 21st, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Exactly, Doreen……….that’s not to say I don’t enjoy eating in a fine restaurant now and again (and you’re welcome!)

  145. Valerie G. September 21st, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    what’s the match-up tonight?

  146. Tom in N.J. September 21st, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Press and hold down the ‘Page Up’ key until you reach the top of the page. Once that is done read Pete’s post; it’s all there…

  147. Valerie G. September 21st, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Thanks. Saunders is better than Pettitte. He’s a terrific pitcher.

  148. Giuseppe Franco September 21st, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    I have no problem with Joba’s postgame comments pissing off the fan base.

    Would Joba get any credit at all if he just said he stunk out there?

    No, he wouldn’t. Fans don’t care if you man up after a bad outing. They only care about the bad outing.

    They’ve turned on him anyways and they’ll jump back on the bandwagon when he turns things around, whether it happens in 2009 or 2010.

    That’s what Yankee fans do. No patience at all.

  149. Rishi September 21st, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Wakefield perfect game gone – still working on a no-hitter :)

  150. Valerie G. September 21st, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    what’s the inning?

  151. RalphieD (OPPC) September 21st, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    “Thanks. Saunders is better than Pettitte. He’s a terrific pitcher”

    terrific? if by terrific you mean average…if saunders is terrific what does that make guys like CC?

  152. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Tom in N.J.
    September 21st, 2009 at 8:30 pm
    Press and hold down the ‘Page Up’ key until you reach the top of the page. Once that is done read Pete’s post; it’s all there…
    *****

    LOL!!!! :lol:

  153. Valerie G. September 21st, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    I don’t mean avg. Saunders is a strong strikeout pitcher on an amazing team.

  154. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 21st, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Joba has proved very little this season. I hope he isnt trusted in any key situations during the playoffs.

  155. S.A.--Serenity Now September 21st, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    I haven’t given up on Jobber. I still have faith that he will be a force and that he can turn things around, at some point. That being said I am worried as heck about him right now and pretty disappointed in his recent performances. He stinks and it’s painful to watch. :(

    His post-game comments makes me wonder if he is even on this planet, but whatever.

    Sigh. Serenity Now. Beat the Angels

  156. Drive 4-5 September 21st, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    The MVP of the Red Sox, Jason Bay hit a 3 run homer in the 3rd. 3 – 0 Sox.

  157. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 21st, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    I still like you, Joba. :(

  158. Valerie G. September 21st, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    It’s nice to see Swisher in the lineup again today.

  159. Doreen September 21st, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    I liked Jason Bay better when he was slumping.

  160. PD September 21st, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    NEWS FLASH GIRARDI: MATSUI SLUGS .605 AGAINST LEFTIES. YES, .605. YET HE CONSISTENTLY BENCHES HIM AGAINST LEFTIES. SO DISGUSTING AND POOR LACK OF COMMON SENSE

  161. Doreen September 21st, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Does anyone think Joba should have laser surgery or wear glasses when he pitches?

  162. Rishi September 21st, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    BryanHoch: #Yankees LHP Phil Coke is not at Angel Stadium. He is at the team hotel with acute gastritis.
    ————————-

    Poor guy!

  163. The Brett Gardner Explosion September 21st, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    man not only r the red sox winning games
    they are blowing it up

    6 zip in the third?

  164. Benny Blanco September 21st, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    6-0 redsox. what a joke.

  165. Doreen September 21st, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    If Girardi consistently benches Matsui against lefties, how on earth would he have been able to slug .605 against them? Just curious. :)

  166. haiku-man September 21st, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Somebody needs to tell the KC pitcher Lenny, to layoff the slider,it’s not working for him.6 runs given up on sliders.

  167. XLJ September 21st, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    I would still make Joba the 4th starter. Gaudin had a plus 5 era in the nl west, people are getting too carried away with his last two starts. Aceves is not stretched out and too valuable in the bullpen and he was not very good in his start against minnesota this year.

    Just have Joba on a short leash in the playoffs and have Gaudin back him up if he struggles. Joba problems are mechanically they seem to come and go. He is just as capable of having a very good outing as he is a bad one. He pitched well and looked good just the start before against the angels.

  168. J i m September 21st, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Agreed Giuseppe.

    Joba will turn things around eventually. No need to turn on him.

    Who cares what he told the media.

    Only thing is he cannot be relied on this postseason. He can be used, but there is no confidence in him in the near future.

    As for the AL East, is the division over? So much for the Red Sox bad road record. When you face bad teams that show no effort, even with subpar lineups, the Red Sox can, should, and probably will win.

    With the pitching matchup what it is tonight, I think tonight is not a “must-win” game, but an important game.

  169. PD September 21st, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    DOREEN- MOSTLY BECAUSE OPPOSING MANAGERS ARE LAME AND KEEP BRINGING IN LEFTIES LATE IN THE GAME TO FACE MATSUI. AND HE CONSISTENTLY MAKES THEM PAY

  170. Carl September 21st, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    haiku-man September 21st, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Somebody needs to tell the KC pitcher Lenny, to layoff the slider,it’s not working for him.6 runs given up on sliders.

    Tell Joba while you’re at it

  171. The Brett Gardner Explosion September 21st, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    4 1/2
    breathe.

  172. Valerie G. September 21st, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Good point, Doreen.

  173. Drive 4-5 September 21st, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Doreen
    September 21st, 2009 at 8:59 pm
    I liked Jason Bay better when he was slumping.

    Same here! It’s now 6 – 0. You hate to say a game is over after 2 1/2 innings, but KC’s lineup tonight “features” 6 hitters with batting average ranging from .250 to .216 This is one bad baseball team. At least tomorrow night they send Grienke to the mound against Byrd.

  174. Wait till the ALDS September 21st, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Holy crap. Sox are officially the hottest team in baseball.

  175. JZ September 21st, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    I still don’t get why one month ago many people thought AL East was a LOCK for Yanks with tons of games left.
    Now they MIGHT still win it, but it’s gonna anything but a LOCK.

    LOL

  176. bru September 21st, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    i dont care how we get in as long as we do

    if we win the ws by the wc route i take it

  177. John-Jon September 21st, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    The Red Sox will win the AL East.

  178. RMEL September 21st, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    I can see the Yankees having a 3 1/2 when the sox when the Sox come to town… Angels take 2 of 3…. Sox take 3 of 4 from Royals

  179. Doreen September 21st, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    PD -

    Lower the volume, please. Is that true? His stats are only against left-handed relief pitchers?

    Anyway, Matsui does need occasional rest. It’s worked to the tune of 40 games over .500 so far. And Molina should help against the running game of the Angels, and you can only have one DH. Posada is a switch hitter, hits this guy well, and so he got the start.

  180. Wait till the ALDS September 21st, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    I’m saying it, right here, right now:

    The AL East is a LOCK. There is NO WAY the Yanks blow the division. NONE.

  181. Valerie G. September 21st, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    The Red Sox may win the wild card, but they will NOT win the division.

  182. Rogger September 21st, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    “acute gastritis.” AKA sitting on the throne

  183. Emo September 21st, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Unbelievable

    Do the Sucks ever lose anymore???

  184. John-Jon September 21st, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    The schedule the Red Sox have compared to the Yankees is so much easier. They might actually pull this thing off.

  185. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 21st, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    So far Johnny Damon’s motivational speech for Red Sox opponents has not been as effective as his previous efforts. :mad:

  186. Rishi September 21st, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    can I just say this again:

    I HATE WEST COAST GAMES!!!!

  187. Wait till the ALDS September 21st, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    They’re not going to pull anything off. No way. It’s not happening.

  188. JZ September 21st, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Boston wins 3 games and Yanks go 1-2 which is ‘normal’, then the lead is 3 games.

    You can’t blame anyone but Joba. He sucks.

  189. S.A.--Serenity Now September 21st, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    UPDATE, 8:58 p.m.: Phil Coke is back at the hotel with what is being called “acute gastritis.” He will not be available today.

    =====================

    Poor Coke

  190. Ostrich Burnett September 21st, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Who cares if the Red Sox overtake us for the AL East?

    Last time I checked, baseball does have a wild card, and they have just as good a chance to win the WS as the division winner.

    People need to stop freaking out… just get in the damn dance, which we are 1 win away from doing. Division, wild card, same thing.

  191. S.A.--Serenity Now September 21st, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Rishi September 21st, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    can I just say this again:

    I HATE WEST COAST GAMES!!!!

    =======================

    I second this.
    Hate it! :evil:

  192. Drive 4-5 September 21st, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    It did amaze me that some of the most astute posters here referred to games in the last couple of weeks as meaningless.The Yankees have yet to play a meaningless game in ’09. Not until they clinch home field advantage will they play games that arent important.

  193. John-Jon September 21st, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Mo blowing Fridays game vs Seattle didn’t exactly help either.

  194. BigSix September 21st, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    wow this race is looking tighter than it should be right now…

  195. Valerie G. September 21st, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Poor Phil!

  196. Rishi September 21st, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    KC running wild on Wake

  197. JZ September 21st, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    It’s probably not that bad Sox is hot right now. The flip side is no way they can be this hot when go deep into Oct.

  198. Drive 4-5 September 21st, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    ” Division, wild card, same thing.”

    Not even close. The WC team forfeits home field advantage. It’s not impossible to win as the WC, but it’s much more difficult. The Red Sox are exactly .500 on the road and 30 over .500 at home. It’s a huge advantage.

  199. jennifer September 21st, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Um good thing they sent Coke home. PU!!

  200. Valerie G. September 21st, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    I disagree–the Sox have a way of being very good at very inconvenient times.

  201. Comm September 21st, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    If you really expected a team like the Royals or Os to cool off the Red Sox, you were delusional.

    We better hope we take 2\3 from them or we can forget about setting up the rotation and resting guys, we’re going to have to play hard till the final game in Tampa.

  202. JZ September 21st, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Unlike Sox, Yanks’ fate is still controlled by themselves. They just have to play well vs. LAA.

  203. Wait till the ALDS September 21st, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    While I think there’s absolutely no way the Yanks blow the division, I will say that if the Fenway Park umpires didn’t make themselves the laughingstocks of baseball when the Sox played the Angels there’s no discussion.

  204. Rishi September 21st, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    must suck for X to be there and not be able to play (along with his unstable status for next year)…

  205. Drive 4-5 September 21st, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Mo giving up his first runs since June 12 isn’t the reason things are tighter. Joba’s and AJ’s last 8 starts are the reason.

  206. RMEL September 21st, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    The only reason I don’t see the Sox winning the Divison is that Terry F is not going to push his players down the stretch…they have no off days until the end of the season…he will rest players… If the Yankees win just 1 game in each of the final 4 series they win 99 games…for the Sox to beat them they would have to go 10-3 after tonight assuming they win tonight…I can’t see the yankees losing 5 series in a row….and if they do…expect a short playoffs

  207. jennifer September 21st, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Why do the teams opposing the soxs even bother showing up. What a joke!

  208. m September 21st, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Wake no-hittin the Royals, and their best hitter pops out to first with the bases loaded. :mad:

  209. Valerie G. September 21st, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    How is it fair that we get the Angels and the Red Sox get the O’s and royals?

  210. deadrody September 21st, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Ah, the accountability meme. Anyone see this part of the unquoted quote from Joba ???
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    “I let my teammates down. It was pretty much embarrassing what I did, not being able to pick my team up and get out of here with a series win,” Chamberlain said. “It will take more than this to get my confidence level down. You can kick me as much as you want but I will come back fighting every time.”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Never let it be said that a story cannot be manufactured by leaving out crucial details. Funny that Girardi was panned so often last year for not dealing fairly with the media. I wonder how Joe would feel to know he is answering questions before a game based on a BS story manufactured by the impartial and objective media.

  211. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 21st, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Open your hearts, ladies. The road to the Canyon of Heroes might very well run through California.

    If anyone has a good reason to hate west coast games, it’s our own Pat M, who has yet to see a Yankee win in several tries.

    But that ends tonight!!!!

  212. Rick September 21st, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Yeah… there is nothing wrong with blowing a division that we were 9 games in front of last Friday.

    and there’s nothing wrong with facing the Angels in round one, with no HFA in the AL playoffs, and having Joba pitch in round 1.

  213. Rishi September 21st, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    3 walks and a passed ball to score a run…what is going on with KC!

  214. John-Jon September 21st, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    People keep saying that Francona is going to rest his starters. Yet, here they are playing the lousy Royals with their starters…

    The Royals! Face it, Francona isn’t resting his players.

  215. Stultus Magnus September 21st, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Another 10pm game and another day I have wake up at 5:30am, I say I get through 2 innings.

    I couldn’t even watch the Mets game to get my baseball fix, cuz that ain’t baseball…

  216. Counts September 21st, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    So do we own Jim an apology for questioning the integrity of the other AL East teams?

    Damon, the team leader, himself said that teams (namely TOR and BAL) don’t play Boston hard.

    If someone on the team is saying it, it must be true, no?

  217. RMEL September 21st, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Mo blowing Fridays game vs Seattle didn’t exactly help either.

    if the Sox over take us people will be pointing to this game not Joba’s…his game was over int second…Mo had 2 outs with the lead in the ninth…far cry

  218. Nome September 21st, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    God that victory over the Cowboys was sooo sweet.

    And the way in which it was done was even sweeter.. last second field goal after they took the lead late.

  219. Valerie G. September 21st, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    the yankees MUST win tonight.

  220. Yankee Collapse (Pranking teh Juice) September 21st, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    The collapse continues.

    Boston refuses to lose, leading KC 6-1 in the 3rd.

    Yanks lead in the loss column to shrink to 3 games, after tonight.

  221. Doreen September 21st, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    The RS are probably not going to go undefeated the rest of the way, but right now, they look pretty unbeatable. So, it’s going to go down to the wire, which is what I thought for most of the season, only the particulars are a bit different than I had envisioned. I thought they’d go neck and neck all the way to the end, and I thought the Rays would be involved. So, the end result (Yankees win the division by 1 or 2 or 3 games) can still be what I thought.

  222. RMEL September 21st, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    September 21st, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    People keep saying that Francona is going to rest his starters. Yet, here they are playing the lousy Royals with their starters…

    The Royals! Face it, Francona isn’t resting his players.


    not this week but after the Yankees series…he will be giving people days off before the playoffs…

  223. Rob Thompson September 21st, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Don’t worry guys. We got the division. All we’ve got to do is win each series. Keep it simple – we don’t need sweeps. Simply win 2 out of 3 with the angels, then win 2 out of 3 with the Sawx and we’ll have plenty of time to rest the boys the final week of the season. Focus on this simple formula and the rest will take care of itself. Besides, Francona has a history of taking it easy down the stretch. They have many older players that need plenty of rest. We got this – I’m telling you.

  224. Stultus Magnus September 21st, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    And let us not forget Bill who foolishly bet his life that the Yanks wouldn’t score more than one run in the Saturday game against Seattle.

    May you finally find peace somewhere behind those pearly white gates.

  225. haiku-man September 21st, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Lenny(KC) is already over 88 pitches and still in the 4th,wow!

  226. Carl September 21st, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    I thought Pete was turning this into a Sox blog in 2 weeks? I guess the transition has already started.

  227. RalphieD (OPPC) September 21st, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    “Thanks. Saunders is better than Pettitte. He’s a terrific pitcher”

    “I don’t mean avg. Saunders is a strong strikeout pitcher on an amazing team.”

    what world are you living in? Saunders is NOT “a strong strikeout pitcher”…

    K/9 Pettitte 7.1
    k/9 Saunders 5.0

    plus andy has saunders beat in era, innings, hits allowed, and whip…

    please stop lying to everyone

  228. Drive 4-5 September 21st, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Anyone see this part of the unquoted quote from Joba ???

    I saw the interview.Joba didnt say that until he was further pressed by Kim Jones. My jaw dropped when Joba first said he was happy with the way he threw the ball except for 2 pitches. Girardi hit the nail on the head.

  229. J i m September 21st, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Counts -

    Is that true, what Damon said?

  230. Valerie G. September 21st, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    That’s not going to happen. We just need Pettitte to throw 7 solid innings. They’ll be fine.

  231. Prime September 21st, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Losing the 2nd best hitting catcher in the AL for 3 games b/c he cant control his temper doesnt help either.

  232. Tom in N.J. September 21st, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    “Does anyone think Joba should have laser surgery or wear glasses when he pitches?”

    Joba Chamberlin is Rick Vaughn? Explosive, devil may care late inning releiver one year; mediocre, longevity thinking starting pitcher the next?

  233. RMEL September 21st, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    the key is the the RS are 9-1 in their last 10 games and we are 5-5…I can’t see the RS going 9-1 in their next 10 games or us going 5-5

  234. John-Jon September 21st, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    If the Sox take 2 out of 3 from the Yanks and have a chance to win the division, Francona will play his starters.

  235. m September 21st, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    deadrody,

    Every beat writer included that quote in their story.

  236. Stultus Magnus September 21st, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Boston will do the collapse in the playoffs

  237. Doreen September 21st, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    The Yankees are not collapsing. The Red Sox are playing great baseball right now and the Yankees have slowed down a bit over the last few games.

  238. XLJ September 21st, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    deadrody
    September 21st, 2009 at 9:15 pm
    Ah, the accountability meme. Anyone see this part of the unquoted quote from Joba ???
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    “I let my teammates down. It was pretty much embarrassing what I did, not being able to pick my team up and get out of here with a series win,” Chamberlain said. “It will take more than this to get my confidence level down. You can kick me as much as you want but I will come back fighting every time.”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Never let it be said that a story cannot be manufactured by leaving out crucial details. Funny that Girardi was panned so often last year for not dealing fairly with the media. I wonder how Joe would feel to know he is answering questions before a game based on a BS story manufactured by the impartial and objective media.

    ———————————————–

    Not surprised the media didn’t ask Joe to comment on that part of Joba’s quote.

  239. Harry September 21st, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Boston plays the Indians and Jays to finish the year.. even their B team should be able to beat them.

    If Francona has a legit chance to win the division, why wouldn’t he try to? He’s not going to use Papelbon for 5 outs of Beckett for 120 pitches, but considering the competition they are playing, they don’t need to go all out to win.

  240. Valerie G. September 21st, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Saunders was excellent last year. Is he still that good? No. But he has a lot of talent, and he has the ability to beat the yankees.

  241. Rocco September 21st, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    If this team is as good as we think it is, they will take 2\3 next weekend and end the division race once and for all.

    We have Andy and CC going in 2 of those games.

  242. Yankee Collapse (Pranking teh Juice) September 21st, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Carl September 21st, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    I thought Pete was turning this into a Sox blog in 2 weeks? I guess the transition has already started.
    ===============================================================

    Pete has impeccable timing. He picked the perfect time to jump ship — just as it’s going down.

  243. RMEL September 21st, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    When its all said and done the yankees will finish 101-61 and the RS 99-63…mark my words

  244. Cal September 21st, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    You can’t absolve Mariano of blame… he blew a huge save. In what is turning out to be a close race, he led one game that we had slip away. Yeah, he’s still the best ever and blah blah blah… but that was still a huge game he blew.

    That is the game we’ll be looking at, not Joba getting rocked. 1 out away from securing a win nad we lose.

  245. J i m September 21st, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    This Royals game is absolutely pouring.

    It’s in the bottom of the 4th.

    I wonder if they let it get through 5 and then end it, rather than halting it now and letting it possibly end up not counting as the Red Sox win it should be.

  246. Valerie G. September 21st, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Call the game!!

  247. GreenBeret7 September 21st, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Doreen
    September 21st, 2009 at 8:01 pm
    Anyone think maybe the Mets are ready to call it a season. Down 11-1 in the 3rd inning so far. My daughter’s got that game on in the family room.

    ————————————————————

    LMAO. What kind of mother would allow an impressionable young child to watch horror shows so soon after dinner?

  248. Wait till the ALDS September 21st, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Mo has blown 2 saves.

    I can’t blame Mariano for blowing one game.

  249. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 21st, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    102 wins for the Yankees. So it is written, so it shall be done!

  250. William Buckner September 21st, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    “You can’t absolve Mariano of blame… he blew a huge save. In what is turning out to be a close race, he led one game that we had slip away. Yeah, he’s still the best ever and blah blah blah… but that was still a huge game he blew.”

    Is there a good game to blow?

    Billy Wagner blew Thursdays game for the Sox. They are going to lose games before the years out. And the Yankees get this same poor KC team next week.

  251. m September 21st, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    The Sox are probably going to win this game. But a huge lol. Just this morning there was a big article on the mlb espn.com page about how Victor Martinez can do it all, including catching a knuckleballer. He’s not having such a good game behind the plate.

  252. NYY626 - Go Andy! September 21st, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    You can’t absolve Mariano of blame… he blew a huge save.
    ________________________________________________________________
    You know what, when a man gives up one earned run every 3 months he can be absolved. ABSOLVED.

  253. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 21st, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    “Mo has blown 2 saves.
    I can’t blame Mariano for blowing one game.”

    Blame him for blowing two games, then?

  254. Rishi September 21st, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    c’mon KC – at least make it competitive! No need to put the RS in a position to rest their starters after 6-7 innings

  255. Doreen September 21st, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    GB7 -

    Well, she’s been talking about watching one of those Halloween movies, and I figured watching the Mets would be like dipping her toes in the water of fright films. Thanks for the laugh!!! :)

  256. XLJ September 21st, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Wait till the ALDS
    September 21st, 2009 at 9:30 pm
    Mo has blown 2 saves.

    I can’t blame Mariano for blowing one game.

    ————————————

    Yeah Mo is having a great season you cant get mad at him for blowing a save. But he picked two bad games to blow. The first game against the sox and the first game of what Girardi called a very important road trip.

  257. Wait till the ALDS September 21st, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Nick-Well Cal was only talking about the game vs. Seattle.

  258. Clint September 21st, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Jim,

    “We’ve been losing some close ones, and no one else is trying to beat Boston,” the Yankees’ Johnny Damon said. “They’re having their way with the Blue Jays and the Orioles. That’s part of baseball. We just have to worry about ourselves.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09.....ref=sports

  259. m September 21st, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Every pitcher has a chance to beat the Yankees. Doesn’t take talent.

    Sorry, I can’t worry about every pitcher we face.

  260. m September 21st, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    1st & 3rd, one out and Josh Anderson bunts foul. Next pitch, GIDP.

  261. J i m September 21st, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    m -

    You’re a Pats fan. Do you think the Giants Super Bowl was due to Asante Samuel.

    According to most Pats fans including Skip Bayless, that is the case.

    There is a reason why some players play cornerback or defense, it’ because they cant catch the ball, first.

    2nd, that ball was by no means a gimme interception.

  262. Valerie G. September 21st, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    It doesn’t take talent to beat the Yankees? I’m not sure. While the Yanks are just bad sometimes, i think a certain amount of talent is involved…most of the time.

  263. Yankee Collapse (Pranking teh Juice) September 21st, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Clint September 21st, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Jim,

    “We’ve been losing some close ones, and no one else is trying to beat Boston,” the Yankees’ Johnny Damon said. “They’re having their way with the Blue Jays and the Orioles. That’s part of baseball. We just have to worry about ourselves.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09…..ref=sports
    =================================================

    Damon is a real paranoid, crybaby.

    Maybe he can star in the next X-Files movie and spout more conspiracy theories.

  264. Wait till the ALDS September 21st, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Ha as a Giants fan I don’t care if Tom Brady gift wrapped the Lombardi trophy and handed it to Eli on a silver platter, THEY STILL WON, and thus NY was vindicated from the stunning 04′ collpase.

    Think about, NY historically defeats New England, just in a different sport. VINDICATION!

  265. Ian September 21st, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    We’re not even in a slump… Boston is just playing like .900 baseball this month.

    Everyone was talking all summer (before we opened up the division lead) about how the Sox have a huge advantage over us in the September schedule and if it is a close race, they would probably win the division. We had a late West Coast trip while they got to go to BAL and KC.

    Well now that it is a close race again, the schedule disparity is apparent again. But to be fair, we went 2-3 on an Orioles/Jays homestand so that isn’t an excuse.

  266. m September 21st, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Jim,

    Sorry, the only thing I remember is some guy who’s not even in the league had stick ‘em on his helmet.

    Valerie G.,

    The point is I don’t take too serious a look at pitching matchups. They rarely live up to their billing. Let’s take, for instance, the Jersey kid from the A’s. ERA in the 7′s, rookie pitcher, no problem, right? Wrong. He handcuffed our hitters.

    Saunders is solid, but talented? I dunno about that one.

  267. GreenBeret7 September 21st, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Doreen
    September 21st, 2009 at 9:32 pm
    GB7 -

    Well, she’s been talking about watching one of those Halloween movies, and I figured watching the Mets would be like dipping her toes in the water of fright films. Thanks for the laugh!!!

    ————————————————————

    Well, keep checking on her. If her face starts freezing like those white fright masks in the movies, it’s probably been too much of a shock. Best of luck.

  268. Darrin September 21st, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    “Yankees will win 102 games”
    “Yankees finish 101-61, Red Sox 99-63 – mark my words”
    “The division is over – guaranteed”

    Why are all you sages and soothsayers wasting your time on baseball and not playing the lottery?

    I suppose it’s safe to say that the season will end somewhere between “Yankees take division comfortably” and “Yankees choke away big lead” but trying to predict baseball is a perilous occupation.

    Just ask the 2007 San Diego Padres who are still waiting for the Colorado Rockies to lose a stinking game.

  269. Gold Mine September 21st, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Very surprising quote by Damon.

    Don’t think the Jays or Os will like their integrity being questioned, even it was unintentional.

    Damon is just frustrated, just like the rest of us, that the Sox have sliced into our lead and no team is attempting to beat them.

  270. kav September 21st, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    “acute gastritis”

    ?????

    Is that too much cuteness from the little baby that was related to him that was at the game a few days ago when they let out gas?

  271. Stultus Magnus September 21st, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Ha as a Giants fan I don’t care if Tom Brady gift wrapped the Lombardi trophy and handed it to Eli on a silver platter, THEY STILL WON, and thus NY was vindicated from the stunning 04? collpase.

    ==============

    No way, I know we ought to puff up our chests for the annoying troll but nothing makes up for ’04. There’s no vindication.

    It was great to see Brady and the Pats cough it up, but ’04 isn’t going anywhere.

  272. Valerie G. September 21st, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    m, I see your point…

  273. m September 21st, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Somebody has their sports mixed up. One has nothing to do with the other.

    And someone needs to tighten up their strike zone. :?

  274. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 21st, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    I wonder if I made a name “Boston Collapse” and trolled Boston forums if I could possibly be as witty as “Yankee Collapse” is here. I thought all states were back in school now.

    :roll:

  275. Wait till the ALDS September 21st, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    I always looked at Super Bowl XLII as vindication for 04′. Now every time a Boston fan brings up 04′ just say 18-1 and they’ll shut up.

  276. Alex September 21st, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Again… if this team is as good as we think it is, they will win the series against Boston and get hot right about now and seal the deal before we go down to Tampa.

    We’ve been saying all year that this is a special team… well, it is about time they show that “specialness” one more time.

    We still control our own destiny. Stop waiting for Boston to lose, instead, start hooping we start a good hot streak starting tonight.

  277. Wait till the ALDS September 21st, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    m-Of course they do. It’s all about bragging rights.

    They say 04′, you say 18-1.

  278. Yanks 182 September 21st, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    It may not be fair to ask the team to stop “slumping” and play .700 baseball again to close this division once and for all, but circumstances have made it necessary. Again, we can’t just wait for Boston to lose, we have to take matters into our own hands….

  279. m September 21st, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Valerie,

    Sorry, didn’t mean to sound rude. This KC game is really irritating me for some reason.

  280. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 21st, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Darrin: I gave 102 as my win total prediction pre-season so I’m just repeating it now.

    Lottery tickets cost money; LoHud predictions are free.

    I won’t feel any deep shame is the actual number is 100 or 101 or 103 or 104.

    Is that ok, Mr. Cranky?

  281. Yankee Collapse (Pranking teh Juice) September 21st, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Just think how good Boston would be if they had the Yankees budget.

    The Yankees spent $209 million this year, and the Sox only spent $122 million. And even though they’ve been outspent by $87 million, they’re still gonna win the division and end up with the best record in baseball.

    Theo is clearly a far superior GM. If he had Cash’s cash, Boston would never lose a game.

  282. J i m September 21st, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    I wonder if anybody wants Yankee Collapse banned like they wanted me?

    I dont wonder if Yankee Collapse will be banned? He’s a red sox fan, therefore, he will not.

  283. haiku-man September 21st, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    KC’S Lenny, 5th inning 116 pitches with 8 runs,who does that remind you of? Who does the mgr that left him in there,remind you of too?

  284. Valerie G. September 21st, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    good point, alex.

  285. Ron September 21st, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    What did Damon say that was wrong?

    Aren’t Yankee fans frustrated that the Sox are playing unbelievable ball while we continue to lose ground when we are not even playing badly?

    Well, so is Damon.

  286. Valerie G. September 21st, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    m, that’s alright…it’s probably irritating because we’re watching the enemy win. that makes every yankee fan mad.

  287. jennifer September 21st, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Suzy said Phil was taken to the hospital last night. I hope what he had isn’t contagious.

  288. RalphieD (OPPC) September 21st, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    wakefield appears to be falling apart…hopefully he can fall a little farther…

    8-5 sox, royals still threatening

  289. Rishi September 21st, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    hey – look at that KC back within 3

  290. Valerie G. September 21st, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    let’s go kc!

  291. Trumpet September 21st, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    You know what wakes bad teams up?

    Bad pitching.

    Burnett was throwing meatballs all day to them and they smacked him around. Marte couldn’t get out immortal players like Chad Moeller and Ceasur Izturis in relief of Andy.

    Joba has a 9 ERA over the past 6 weeks
    Mitre is an automatic loss
    Burnett has been lost for 6 weeks

    It’s not “lack of integrity”, it’s lack of pitching. Boston has been getting great pitching, we haven’t.

  292. tex's friend September 21st, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    they have to finish the sox game. kc is coming back. but it would be typical of mlb to stop it now so boston can pick up the easy win and save the pen.

  293. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 21st, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    The wonderful New York Giants victory over the Patriots has nothing to do with the Yankees vs. Red Sox history, it’s true. But a good percentage of Yankee fans are also Giants fans, and most New Yorkers don’t like teams from Boston period, regardless of the sport, just like New York also has a general athletic rivalry with Los Angeles because of Yankees/Dodgers matchups of old and because the two are now the biggest urban areas in the country.

    There is also a huge overlap between Red Sox and Patriots fans, so of course good Yankee fans from New York (and many not from New York) would take special pleasure from the perfect ending to the non-perfect season.

  294. Gary September 21st, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    KC showing integrity against Boston.

    Nice. Too bad it’s too late.

  295. m September 21st, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    What’s going on with Wake? 7 walks.

  296. Rob Thompson September 21st, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Watching the Sawx game on gameday. Tying run at the plate – this guy is going deep!!!

  297. Wait till the ALDS September 21st, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Exactly Nick. That’s what I’m saying.

  298. tex's friend September 21st, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    so close to tying it up

  299. jennifer September 21st, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    rob- wrong. :-(

  300. haiku-man September 21st, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    KC is really trying to compete,8-5

    I love how they are working the count on old man Tim who is at 102 pitches

  301. Rob Thompson September 21st, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    On mlb, gameday it says he flied out deep to left and actually puts the ball over the fence. Anyone actually watching the game can fill in what happened?

  302. Carl September 21st, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Lets go Yankees!

  303. JPugsly77 September 21st, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    So the twinkies are coming on strong…

  304. Valerie G. September 21st, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    What’s happening in the Sox game?

  305. Rob Thompson September 21st, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Not sure who wrote it but a really good point about the Sawx 4th and 5th starters being just as shaky, if not shakier than us. Byrd and Wakefield? That’s got to have them scared up in Beantown.

  306. tex's friend September 21st, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    wow, the royals are actally not bending over and for the sauuuuuuuuxx

  307. Gary September 21st, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    So the Giants Jets, Yankees, and Mets all play at the same time (1 PM) this Sunday….

  308. jennifer September 21st, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    Gary, people will only care about 3 of those teams.

  309. NYY626 - Go Andy! September 21st, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    Let’s Go Andy! ( for the record, my eyes have been drooping since 8:30. Watching this game tonight is going to be a challenge. Please make it worth it Yankees).

  310. Trevor (Super Mario) September 21st, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Didn’t MLB change Sunday’s Yankee Sox game to 8:00?

  311. JPugsly77 September 21st, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Giants are going to kill Tampa Bay…

  312. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Trevor (Super Mario)
    September 21st, 2009 at 10:07 pm
    Didn’t MLB change Sunday’s Yankee Sox game to 8:00?
    ****

    It was an afternoon game that was changed to a night game and changed back to the afternoon

  313. Carl September 21st, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    way to do it Jete!

  314. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Captain starts it off right!!!

  315. NYY626 - Go Andy! September 21st, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Pete, you’re going to miss the requisite Jeter first pitch hit huh?

  316. Benny Blanco September 21st, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    come on Marky mark.

  317. Benny Blanco September 21st, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    8-5 boston. come on KC… slow them down.

  318. Carl September 21st, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    what a stop by figgins. Good thing he still got a base hit.

  319. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    The Yankees are in the Angels heads.. :lol:

  320. NYY626 - Go Andy! September 21st, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    How is that a FC if no out was made?

  321. Benny Blanco September 21st, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    September 21st, 2009 at 10:12 pm
    The Yankees are in the Angels heads..
    ============================

    Lmao.

  322. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    NYY626 – Go Andy!
    September 21st, 2009 at 10:12 pm
    How is that a FC if no out was made?
    ***

    The official scorer is asleep at the wheel. I bet it changes

  323. Rishi September 21st, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Pirates down by 1 with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 9th and no outs…

  324. Carl September 21st, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Fox just showed Kate Hudson lol

  325. tex's friend September 21st, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    a-rod is swinging right through fastballs on this road trip. not the time for a slump.

  326. Art September 21st, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    So where would we be under a worse case scenario upon starting the Red Sox series?

    BOS (93-59) NY (95-58)

    Say we then manage to beat Boston twice at home.

    BOS (94-61) NY (97-59)

    Our magic number would be 5.

    Say we split with KC/TB. And Boston goes 6-1. We end the season tied.

    So let’s panic on the 26th after we have lost 5 more straight and Boston has won 6 more straight. When we will be a whopping half game out.

    Or, let’s look at 100 wins which takes us 5-7 to get and Boston 11-3. Is Boston’s schedule that much easier?

  327. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    tex’s friend
    September 21st, 2009 at 10:14 pm
    a-rod is swinging right through fastballs on this road trip. not the time for a slump.
    ****
    If he is going to slump (not saying he is) but if he is, I would rather it be now than two weeks from now

  328. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    MPB Johnny Damon = Heads up baserunning and Awesome :grin:

  329. Benny Blanco September 21st, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Mathis is putting on a clininc. If that was posada, a run would have scored.

  330. Benny Blanco September 21st, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    wow :(

  331. John-Jon September 21st, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    2 stranded…shocking.

  332. Carl September 21st, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    wooo RISP fail!

  333. tex's friend September 21st, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    the pulled a yankee….

    leaving two men on base.

  334. NYY626 - Go Andy! September 21st, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    That 1st inning looked pretty similar to yesterday’s…

  335. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Marco

  336. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 21st, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    “unbelievable ball”??

    I’m so sick of reading about the Red Sox on here.

  337. m September 21st, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    :mad:

  338. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    September 21st, 2009 at 10:19 pm
    “unbelievable ball”??

    I’m so sick of reading about the Red Sox on here.
    ****

    Me too!!!! Let’s fight back!

  339. RMEL September 21st, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    you can see the angels putting a few runs on the board….oh does not look good

  340. Lee23 September 21st, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    NY626…

    EXACTLY what I was thinking.

    Groundhog Day!

  341. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    NYY626-

    Good luck to your man tonight!

  342. Trevor (Super Mario) September 21st, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    They’ve sucked lately with 2 out RISP lately.

  343. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    Awww- Congratulations to the Singleton family

  344. Carl September 21st, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    you better not walk this guy Pettitte

  345. RS September 21st, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Well, last time we were in Anaheim we scored a bunch of runs early and choked it up anyway.

  346. Benny Blanco September 21st, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    figgins, go away already.

  347. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 21st, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Okay.. you put your catchers mask on and I’ll back you up with my spikes.

    :lol:

  348. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 21st, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    that’s exactly what you wanna do

  349. Carl September 21st, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    lol

  350. asburyboss September 21st, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    there is nothing cute about gastritis

  351. John-Jon September 21st, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Haha, thats not good.

  352. Rishi September 21st, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Erica – what’s the Singleton news?

  353. RS September 21st, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    0-2 to a walk is typical of how the Yankees pitch to Figgins.

  354. Kevin September 21st, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Congratulations Kenny Singleton!

  355. RMEL September 21st, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    how good is figgins….picked a good year to be a FA

  356. S.A.--Serenity Now September 21st, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    come on andy

  357. terpbomber September 21st, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    The cardinal sin of baseball… walking the lead-off batter.

  358. NYY626 - Go Andy! September 21st, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    DP now Andy please :)

  359. Benny Blanco September 21st, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    5-17 overall, 0-3 this year in anaheim. ouch!!

  360. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 21st, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    RMEL
    September 21st, 2009 at 10:20 pm
    you can see the angels putting a few runs on the board….oh does not look good

    *************************************

    Nothing quite like premptive disappointment. lol

  361. RS September 21st, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    I really, really, really hope the Angels don’t resign Figgins and Lackey this offseason. Of course, they’d probably just plug Brandon Wood or someone else at 3B, and some scrub in the rotation and they will become the new Yankee killers…

  362. Benny Blanco September 21st, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    9-5 boston.

  363. Carl September 21st, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Molina!!

  364. Benny Blanco September 21st, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    MOLINA!!!!!

  365. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 21st, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    great pick by jeets!!!

  366. NYY626 - Go Andy! September 21st, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    BEAUTIFUL!

  367. terpbomber September 21st, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Nice toss.

  368. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 21st, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    What a play by Jeter! Jeter is awesome.

  369. RalphieD (OPPC) September 21st, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    nice play by jeter on that short hop

  370. JZ September 21st, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    yeah, throw out that little bug.

  371. Rishi September 21st, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    critical caught stealing…

  372. nathan September 21st, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Hoe many folks concur that Guerrero is a HOF… if u listen to OC Radio they think u are nuts to evenwonder abt it… acc to them if he isnt a first ballot… they arnt sure who is… thankfully i was sitting

  373. Carl September 21st, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Jesus christ

  374. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Rishi
    September 21st, 2009 at 10:23 pm
    Erica – what’s the Singleton news?
    ****

    He just became a grandpa

  375. John-Jon September 21st, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    It’s going to be a looooooooooong night.

  376. tex's friend September 21st, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    so that’s what a 2 out rbi looks like?

  377. Benny Blanco September 21st, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    I hate the mongolian ( vlade) monster.

  378. NYY626 - Go Andy! September 21st, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Andy is a bit rusty. Hopefully thats all they get.

  379. RS September 21st, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    2 outs again. This is going to be a loonnngg night.

  380. Rishi September 21st, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    September 21st, 2009 at 10:30 pm
    Rishi
    September 21st, 2009 at 10:23 pm
    Erica – what’s the Singleton news?
    ****

    He just became a grandpa

    ———-

    Oh! great for him!

  381. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 21st, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    :/

    on his 900th pitch of the inning

  382. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 21st, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Marcus September 21st, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Hey Pete, you wanna do your job and you know…update? Or have you just quit already.
    ———————–
    Perhaps Pete is, you know, writing for his paper? Which is his first job. The deadlines are different on the west coast.

    But then again, lets just complain and throw insults around when we have no clue what we are talking about.

  383. Carl September 21st, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    KC WOOO

  384. tex's friend September 21st, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    at least kc is giving boston all they can handle.

  385. Rishi September 21st, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    9-8 in KC…

  386. Benny Blanco September 21st, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    the fist pitch was a strike.

  387. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 21st, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    He’s coming off a 9 day layoff.

    If his next inning is like this one, then there is something to be concerned about.

  388. RS September 21st, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Figgins, Abreu, and Vlad are all FA’s at the end of the season. Let’s buy them all and then sell them to Japan like we sold Rasner. That should solve our problems.

  389. RMEL September 21st, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    i was right….they score…great job with RISP angles….

  390. terpbomber September 21st, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Damn these two out rallies!

  391. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 21st, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    f#$^#% lame

  392. tex's friend September 21st, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    think we’ll see aceves tonight

  393. John-Jon September 21st, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Andy’s done.

  394. Carl September 21st, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Turning this game off

  395. Benny Blanco September 21st, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    9-8 boston…come kansas. dorthy is coming home.

  396. Trevor (Super Mario) September 21st, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    :cry:

  397. Rishi September 21st, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    is there only the 1 run or is gameday really behind (yes, still stuck in wilmington, de)

  398. PL September 21st, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    maybe we can borrow the Angels rally monkey

  399. 100 pitches of fun... September 21st, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    When the Yanks see the Angels uniform they forget how to pitch. This is just like every other game.

  400. William Buckner September 21st, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    2 out rbi. They boost one team and kill another…

  401. Rishi September 21st, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    oh – the second one just popped up

  402. RMEL September 21st, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    the best part 2 outs…just love it….can’t pitch cc everyday

  403. RalphieD (OPPC) September 21st, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    andy doesnt look good but knows if its his shoulder or just a good angels team..

  404. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 21st, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    2 Rishi

  405. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Dearest Andrew Eugene Pettitte-

    I know you are good to go. The Angels scoring stops here. Lets shake it off and get out of this inning. We will win this game. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

    Sincerely Yours,
    Erica

  406. RS September 21st, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    This is such BS. Guess I’ll be rooting for the Red Sox this October so I don’t have to see the Angels again.

  407. Arno September 21st, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Unbelievable…

  408. tex's friend September 21st, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    if this is like the game in seattle, those will be the only 2 baserunners we get until the 8th inning.

  409. 100 pitches of fun... September 21st, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    All 3 fastballs were right down the middle. Josh Towers should start taking his jacket off…

  410. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 21st, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Come on people.. support your team – even when things look bad.

    Heaven forbid they not lead from the first pitch in the game, lol.

  411. Betsy September 21st, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    It’s 2-0 and people want to turn the game off? Andy is rusty – why are we suprised?

    I am trying very hard, I admit, to really not worry………..it’s getting harder to do each day. I’m just going to think positive……or at least, try.

  412. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 21st, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    It’s only the first inning guys…..

  413. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 21st, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    “So far Johnny Damon’s motivational speech for Red Sox opponents has not been as effective as his previous efforts.”

    My apologies to Mr. Damon. Clearly he woke his old team up quite well.

  414. Betsy September 21st, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Also, it’s true – the offense has been very inconsistent lately…….They are wasting a truckload of baserunners. Think positive think positive……..

  415. PL September 21st, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    trading Juan Rivera was such a mistake if he cud stay healthy he is really good

  416. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 21st, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    yay

  417. Chambliss September 21st, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    What a surprise. The Angels are playing like champs against the Yankees.

    Abreu ends his 0-12 slump.

    And this ump is horrible, squeezing Andy big time.

    The good news is that I will get to go to bed early tonight.

    So frustrating dealing with this Angels team.

    I can’t wait for Rivera to make a diving catch after allowing a lazy fly to fall in Fenway last week.

  418. Trevor (Super Mario) September 21st, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Pettitte is not the one to do this, but how about the Yankee pitchers move some of the Angels hitters off the plate? They seem to always-especially at home, be on every pitch.

  419. Arno September 21st, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Pettitte was trying his best Joba Chamberlain impression.

  420. Carl September 21st, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    Betsy

    The Yankees forget how to pitch and hit with risp on the west. It’s sad.

  421. 100 pitches of fun... September 21st, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    The offense has to start taking advantage of these base runners. They have left way too many guys on base the last couple of games. The top 3 guys have done their job then 4-6 batters not soo much.

  422. JZ September 21st, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    It’s a shame LAA just can’t do a thing against Sox.
    If they play ALDS each other, LAA is 3 and out.

  423. Benny Blanco September 21st, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Posada, good job. Robbie cano with a man on base *holds breath*

  424. Carl September 21st, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    KC ties it up

  425. Chambliss September 21st, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    The Yankees are hitting bullets off of Saunders. They will break through eventually.

  426. NYY626 - Go Andy! September 21st, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Yup, our offense dies on the road.

    I know its almost 11pm so some of you are confused, but the game just started.

  427. PL September 21st, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    unbelievable

  428. Betsy September 21st, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Carl, I have no business getting on them for slumping a bit when they’ve been amazing basically the whole year…….but the Sox never lose and this race is becoming uncomfortably tight. I assume the offense will be fine (though who knows in the post-season – the last few years that we were in the post-season, this team did absolutely nothing offensively), but the pitching is a major concern. Andy is rusty, so I will certainly give him some slack tonight….as long as he’s healthy. We’ve got to keep winning, though….

  429. RS September 21st, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    That was so predictable it’s not even funny.

  430. Arno September 21st, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Of course, a DP. I should have thought of that!

  431. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 21st, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    T minus…5 seconds.

  432. Reacher September 21st, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    The Sawx have their pedal to the medal; the Yankees best do likewise…..if not, we could revisit 04. It’s not as unlikely as one would like to think.

  433. Benny Blanco September 21st, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Robbie cano does it again. Unbeliavable.

  434. PL September 21st, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    joe saunders is out…

  435. 100 pitches of fun... September 21st, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Just unreal…

  436. Carl September 21st, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    KC takes the lead

  437. Donnie - Will Meet The Entire State of California Under the O'Neill Banner September 21st, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    I’m getting really tired of this crap. Really friggin’ tired of it.

    Like I said yesterday, anyone who thinks the division is a lock at this point isn’t paying attention. Right now, it’s looking more and more possible that we’ll choke away the division and end up playing this team in the first round, without home field advantage. Spin it any way you want, but that isn’t going to end well for us, clearly.

    This is not a lack of faith. This is watching this team spit the bit in the worst way the last two weeks.

  438. Arno September 21st, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Haha ok, watch this: Saunders, who we’ve got a couple of hits in this game of already, will leave the game and the replacement will no-hit us until the 8th. I’ve seen this game before.

  439. Chambliss September 21st, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Another bullet for a double play.

    All tied up in Kansas City. The vaunted Sox have blown a 6 run lead against the Royals.

    11-9 Royals. Woo hoo.

  440. Unknown September 21st, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Blogging The Bombers by Mr. Feinsand is where it is at now. Pete has moved on to the all time foe. Sad Sad.

  441. tex's friend September 21st, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    for the next 5 minutes, boston has coughed up the lead.

  442. 100 pitches of fun... September 21st, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Take him out just to be careful…

  443. bronxbomberfan4life September 21st, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    11-9 kc

  444. J i m September 21st, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    im truly sorry for posting again, but

    did you see vladimir and torii in the dugout watching andy prior to their at bat. That fat lug vladdy is busy eating popcorn against the Red Sox. He does nothing against them but strikeout, fail with runners on 3rd and less than 2 out, and ground into key double plays.

    Against us, he is concerned with going to the opposite field.
    Vladdy is the biggest disgrace to the game of baseball (who cares about his meaningless game tying grand slam in 2004)

    Nice to get that off my chest.

    Maybe Juan Rivera will trot to a ball in left in a key point in the game ;)

    Alright Royals.

  445. Arno September 21st, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Well at least the Royals are fighting back… 11-9 Royals now.

  446. RalphieD (OPPC) September 21st, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    robbie hit a rocket there…its not like he rolled over and hit an easy 2 hopper

  447. tex's friend September 21st, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    whoa i thought daniel bard was perfect, the best prospect in history (according to gammons).

  448. 100 pitches of fun... September 21st, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Please tell me that Farnsworth is not available out of the Royals bullpen tonight.

  449. Jerkface September 21st, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    meanwhile, in Kansas… the unbeatable Red Sox just finished blowing an 8-2 lead

  450. Trevor (Super Mario) September 21st, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    The offense has been crappy lately with RISP with 2 outs. They have these 1 inning explosions but through out a game they leave guys on 2nd and 3rd alot.
    Hasn’t been like that through out the year but over the last 2/3 weeks it looks like the case.

  451. Betsy September 21st, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    LOL Spit the bit? I see the Yankees aren’t allowed to be human……….wow. I’m as nervous as anyone and not too thrilled that the race is tightening, but my word, this game is not played by robots.

  452. haiku-man September 21st, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Oh yeah, KC ain’t backing down11-9 whoo hoo.

  453. Jeremy September 21st, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    wow the Royals are showing fight unlike the O’s and Blue Jays. And they have a bad offense. And how about that great Sox bullpen ? LOL !

  454. JZ September 21st, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Overall Yanks pitching staff is still not that good.
    I guess Wang gave them some surprises.

  455. Carl September 21st, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Betsy

    Forgive me, only in Anahiem they play like this. I know they have been great the whole year but come on this is getting old now. The pitching is fine, its just when they come here they forget how to do it.

  456. J i m September 21st, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Maybe some karma will come around to the poster on here “Yankee Collapse”

  457. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 21st, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    “Right now, it’s looking more and more possible that we’ll choke away the division and end up playing this team in the first round, without home field advantage. Spin it any way you want, but that isn’t going to end well for us, clearly.
    This is not a lack of faith.”

    :evil:

  458. PL September 21st, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    who isnt itching for an Ian Kennedy performance????

  459. nature boy September 21st, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    melky needs a rest

  460. 100 pitches of fun... September 21st, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Does anyone really think the Royals can hold a 2 run lead? As he goes 2-0 on the lead off batter.

  461. RS September 21st, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    I give major props to the Royals, but it’s only the 6th inning in KC. You just know that game is going to end 14-11 Red Sox, or something of that nature. I hope I’m wrong.

  462. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Donnie-

    It is not spin. We have a 5 game lead. 5 games. One, two, three, four, five. 5.

    I find the lack of faith in your team by fans disgusting. “Fans” have been turning on this team all season. When they lost on Opening Day everyone thought the team was a disaster. Everytime the team doesn’t emerge with the lead in the first inning they are choke artists. I am sick and tired of it.

    This is a team that has played hard all season. They come back from deficits over and over again for thrilling victories. Are they choking then??? No, you aren’t upset then. You are happy as they celebrate their walkoffs and eat pie.

    This is a team that continuously comes back. There is no reason to expect ANYTHING will be choked away. And I am absolutely sick and tired of the panic

  463. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 21st, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    “meanwhile, in Kansas…”

    I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore, Jerkface.

  464. 100 pitches of fun... September 21st, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Those shorts are just totally wrong…

  465. JZ September 21st, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    “unlike the O’s and Blue Jays”

    Wrong! Those 2 teams are excited to play against Yanks HARD.

  466. Art September 21st, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Apparent Yankee team logic:

    This is where the season really gets boring, same damn teams over and over and over and then you see them in the playoffs. You know, who cares, we only have to win one to make the post-season. Don’t need to win now, we’ll just turn it on later. Besides, those LoHud Bloggers will really be cheesed and apoplectic.

    Me:

    KC!?

  467. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    And Donnie-

    I thought you were better than a bridge jumper

  468. Josh September 21st, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    LOL Spit the bit? I see the Yankees aren’t allowed to be human……….wow. I’m as nervous as anyone and not too thrilled that the race is tightening, but my word, this game is not played by robots.
    ========================
    The Yankees are allowed to be human but if they blow the division to The Red Sox that is a little bit beyond “being human” with all the talent The Yankees have on this team right now.

    I agree 100% with Mike Francesa that if The Yankees somehow get eliminated in the first round of the playoffs, Girardi shouldn’t survive to see the 2010 season. This isn’t a five month season…its a six month season and a postseason.

    Yankees were red-hot for most of this season but it doesn’t mean a red cent if they blow the lead to the Red Sox in the last two weeks of the season…not a red cent!

  469. RS September 21st, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Other good news is that the Twins will almost surely win tonight and close to within 2.5 GB Detroit.

  470. Betsy September 21st, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Carl, I just chalk it up to Andy being rusty…….and they’ve been slumping a bit before coming to Anaheim. Regardless, they need to pick up their game – even if they hold on to win the division.

  471. G. Love September 21st, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Donnie,

    Be careful with that kind of talk. Some of the regulars in here who make excuses for this kind of play and for pitching performances like Joba’s will eat you alive for actually commenting on how the team is playing.

    I’m glad the team has the lead it does. They earned it. But the way they have played and pitched of late reeks of a team that has lost the edge they were playing with.

    I hope they find a spark tonight. They need to find a spark.

    While past Yankee teams were able to limp into the post season in Sept. and turn it on for the play offs that is no indication that this current lot can do the same thing.

  472. Josh from NC September 21st, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    nice to see a non-contender down by 6 runs not give up. Go KC

  473. Carl September 21st, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    nice bounce back inning Andy

  474. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 21st, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Red Sox losing 9-11…. even when they’re down they spit in the eye of New York. :mad:

  475. 100 pitches of fun... September 21st, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Nice inning by Andy. Now the offense needs to wake up.

  476. NYY626 - Go Andy! September 21st, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Nice Andy. Lets hope he’s in cruise control now.

  477. GGBG (Magic Number: 9) September 21st, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Did I see that right? Did the Kansas City Mailing-it-ing Royals just come back from down 8-2 to up 11-9 against the greatest team to ever grace a baseball diamond??!>????!?!

  478. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 21st, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    It IS a lack of faith, Donnie.

    You’re taking two weeks and dismissing the rest of the season in your analysis there.

    Especially given the Red Sox have apparently currently just coughed up the lead against Kansas City.

  479. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 21st, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Long way to go, stop the panic.

    If the Yanks were AHEAD 2-0 in the 2nd inning would the game be over? Would you chalk it up in the win column?

  480. The Ghost September 21st, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Good comeback for Andy.

  481. JPugsly77 September 21st, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    We have an older team, at this point in the season, especially when they are on the road, they are going to be effected. EVERYONE CALM DOWN…this is a very good team, they are going to get some rest back home on Thursday and start making the run to the playoffs…STOP JUMPING OFF THE BRIDGES!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  482. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 21st, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Nice inning by Andy there. *whew*

  483. The Ghost September 21st, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Man Abreu sure moved to the top of the Yankee killer list the day he left NY didn’t he? He’s terrorizing the Yanks the way Damon terrorized Boston the year after he left.

  484. GGBG (Magic Number: 9) September 21st, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Donnie

    Please come in off the ledge. It’s dangerous out there!

    Signed,

  485. Betsy September 21st, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Josh, I’m not concerned about red cents right now. Look, if they blow the division, I will be very upset. I realize objectively that just making the playoffs would be fine after last year……but emotionally, I don’t believe that. This would be a pretty epic collapse…..though, to be honest, the Yanks haven’t played that badly, the Sox have just been great. The Yankees need to win a game or two and put the Sox in their place when they play them.

    That said, the division isn’t blown yet……so I’m not going to worry just yet.

  486. Chambliss September 21st, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Molina then the top of the order. Time to get a rally going.

    Meanwhile, pitcher for K.C. just tossed one over the on deck circle.

  487. Keith--FL September 21st, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Can anyone tell me why our offense decided to take the day off yesterday when we were down 7-0 against Ian Snell…like they were conserving energy for the next game, like a tennis player losing a set he is down 3-0 to save energy for the next set…we look like we are pressing real bad…this slump is Burnett’s bad start vs. Baltimore, Mire vs. Toronto and Joba yesterday’s fault…its like when our pitchers give up alot of runs our hitters take the rest of the game off..anyone else notice this too?

  488. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 21st, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    I’m almost at the point where I just wish people would jump already.. I’ll even give them a nudge for my own sanity’s sake, lol.

  489. Betsy September 21st, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    G Love, seriously – you think the Yankees have spit the bit? That’s what Donnie said…….I agree that there is reason to be concerned, but there is a huge difference between expressing that concern and saying the Yankees are a gutless team who is going in the tank (which is in essence what Donnie is saying).

  490. Jeremy September 21st, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Some of you really fear the Red Sox. Just because they won in 2004 doesn’t mean that you should fear them. KC could win this game especially with Soria closing it out. You guys need to quit acting like pre-2004 Red Sox fans.

  491. JPugsly77 September 21st, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Look everyone in here: STOP ACTING LIKE METS AND RED SOX FANS, AND START ACTING LIKE YANKEE FANS…I REPEAT STOP ACTING LIKE MET FANS

  492. Coach6423 September 21st, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    “That said, the division isn’t blown yet……so I’m not going to worry just yet.”

    That is correct, they still have a 5 game lead with 12 to play…

  493. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Angel-

    I liked your speech. How was mine?? LOL

  494. RS September 21st, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    How bad has Manny Delcarmen been? His ERA has gone up every single month this season and he has a 5.82 ERA since the ASB (which actually went up after tonight).

  495. 100 pitches of fun... September 21st, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Nice to see the sexy Nady in the dugout.

  496. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 21st, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    I respect the Red Sox as tough competitors, but I’m not afraid of them.

    And I certainly don’t respect them at the expense of my own team. Every team has flaws.

  497. Chambliss September 21st, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Bottom line is that the Yankees will need to take care of business at home versus the Sox. If the Yanks take two out of three they should be all set.

    This ump’s strike zone is very inconsistent. Saunders is getting lots of borderline pitches.

  498. PL September 21st, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    deathly at bats

  499. G. Love September 21st, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    I don’t see where calling the team for playing bad is bridge jumping.

    Bridge jumping is screaming “the season is over”.

    Talking about the fact that the team looks like it’s playing in cement right now is not bridge jumping.

    Joba has pitched like a scrub. Is that bridge jumping?

    According to the poll in here more people want Gaudin in the post season start than our #4 starter.

    That’s not panic. That’s watching the team and the players and trying to come up with wins.

    The Yankees are going to the post season.

    It just would be nice to see them play with a little fire tonight like they have for the majority of this season.

  500. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who is missing the worry gene September 21st, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    “meanwhile, in Kansas… the unbeatable Red Sox just finished blowing an 8-2 lead”

    :)

    I have great faith in Joakim Soria.

  501. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 21st, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Can the Royals survive an appearance by Krazy Kyle tonight?

    Can LoHud?

  502. Betsy September 21st, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Coach, yep………but I think regardless of whether the Yankees win the division (or not), there are some concerns going into the playoffs. Winning the division is great, but it’s not the goal. The Yankees need to sharpen up now….it’s late in the game. As I said before, this team doesn’t have a good history in the playoffs (not in the last 5-7 years), so it would behoove them to go into the post-season feeling good about themselves. Otherwise, they could very well feel pressure of the enormous expectations on them.

  503. haiku-man September 21st, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Is Andy going to get any tun support tonight,1 2 3 out Yankees?

  504. bru September 21st, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    1 win with a rs loss & it just about seals it

    for crying out loud can we win a game?

  505. The Ghost September 21st, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Aren’t the Yankees already in the playoffs? What exactly is everyone worried about? It’s really not worth wearing out the team for the post season just to get one extra home game. The only sport where there is even a slight home field advantage is football.

  506. GGBG (Magic Number: 9) September 21st, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    I swear…buncha whiney Pre-2004 Red Sox fans around here. The sky is not falling folks.

    Think about it this way: If we had just won 5 in a row and the Sox had lost 5 in a row…and that result had gotten us up to a 5 game lead…we’d feel like we were on top of the world.

    The way you feel is all about perspective but the cold reality is the same. A 5 game lead is a 5 game lead.

  507. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Nick von Clausewitz in SF
    September 21st, 2009 at 10:57 pm
    Can the Royals survive an appearance by Krazy Kyle tonight?

    Can LoHud?
    *****

    I always had a soft spot for F-n Farnsworth (as I used to call him every time he came into the game)

  508. Art September 21st, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Erica –

    Thanks for the stirring homage. On the other hand, pessimism is a good thing — since you have no faith in tomorrow’s outcome you need to take care of things today. In other words — win now! RISP is a problem-area, as are our pitching problems. But, we do all know that. The thing is, what should we talk about on a blog? I mean a fair topic is how the “guys” aren’t seizing the moment. I think some of the problem is Joe monkeying with the damn lineup every night; not sure how that helps win games. Too much overthinking going on. I mean the topic has to be related to what’s going on now, not a constant optimistic approach of “just wait and see.” Wait and see and “wait til next year” ain’t the Yanks or the fans. Taking care of business every day is.

    But I am otherwise sympathetic to your point.

  509. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 21st, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    It was excellent, Erica. GMTA :-)

  510. PL September 21st, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    The Ghost September 21st, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Aren’t the Yankees already in the playoffs? What exactly is everyone worried about? It’s really not worth wearing out the team for the post season just to get one extra home game. The only sport where there is even a slight home field advantage is football.

    uh no they arent yet

  511. GGBG (Magic Number: 9) September 21st, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Ghost

    We are one game away from clinching at least the wild card. A Ranger loss or Yankee win at any point from here on out does the trick.

  512. 100 pitches of fun... September 21st, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    It isn’t fear of the Sox. It is fear of if they are the wild card and have to play the Angels…in Anaheim. The Sox pitching is pretty bad they are just taking advantage of the terrible teams.

  513. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Angel-

    GMTA??? LOL.

  514. Trevor (Super Mario) September 21st, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    “…its like when our pitchers give up alot of runs our hitters take the rest of the game off…anyone else notice this too?”

    I mentioned this yesterday. Down big early they don’t chip away enough.

  515. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 21st, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Nick von Clausewitz in SF
    September 21st, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    If anyone has a good reason to hate west coast games, it’s our own Pat M, who has yet to see a Yankee win in several tries.

    hmmm… not to be superstitious, but, can we take up a collection and keep Pat M away from the ballpark? ;-)

  516. GGBG (Magic Number: 9) September 21st, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    Art

    Pessimism is for the players, managers, GM, ownership…they need to prepare for the games.

    All we need to do is buy some chips, salsa, beer and watch. We don’t need to “prepare” because we’re not “playing”

  517. randy l. September 21st, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    erica -

    what’s this faith stuff?

    yankee starting pitching sucks at this point.

    it makes someone a better fan because they have blind faith ?

    the yankees better come up with some starting pitching or they’re not going anywhere.

  518. Betsy September 21st, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    For what it’s worth GLove, I agree with the essence of your posts……but saying the Yankees have spit the bit (not you) is ridiculous.

    What’s also ridiculous is throwing Mitre, Gaudin and Joba out there when we have to win some games.

  519. Betsy September 21st, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    For what it’s worth GLove, I agree with the essence of your posts……but saying the Yankees have spit the bit (not you) is ridiculous.

    What’s also ridiculous is throwing Mitre, Gaudin and Joba out there when we have to win some games.

  520. Coach6423 September 21st, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Concerns comsherns….Fans and media feel pressure. They are the best team in baseball that played .750 ball for the better part of the last 3 months. They have been in coast mode for about a month now. Every team has slumps. Baseball is a season of ebbs and flows. I dont think what happens in the next week tells us anything about what this team is going to do in October….

  521. RalphieD (OPPC) September 21st, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    ill be the first to admit the yanks are not playing good baseball right now…but lets not discount the fact that they have already won 95 games…slumps happen, this is a slump….its all about what they do in october and hopefully november…if they win every game for the rest of the year and tank it in the post season, nobody will care…conversely, if they finish the season with a 1 game lead on the sox and go on to the WS, nobody will care about the reg. season

  522. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Art-

    I know I am disgustingly optimistic. But what drives me nuts is the panic that a loss tonight means the season is a failure. The whole luxary of having a lead is that you can lose a few game here and there and its okay. When you have the lead you only have to worry about your own house and you are not chasing anyone. The Yankees do not need to watch the Red Sox. They need to watch us

  523. The Ghost September 21st, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    I thought the Yankees are tied with Texas. That means Texas has to win out and the Yankees have to lose every game for the Yankees to not make the playoffs, correct?

  524. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 21st, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    The Yankees have won 100% of games I’ve attended, however. Perhaps the collection should be to send me to the postseason.

  525. 100 pitches of fun... September 21st, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Nice play by Andy

  526. NYY626 - Go Andy! September 21st, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    nice recovery there Andy. One more :)

  527. GGBG (Magic Number: 9) September 21st, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Trevor (Super Mario)

    What team have you watched all year? I watched the one where we came back like 50 times. If anything, this team hits better than usual when they don’t get pitching…It does not go in the tank when the pitching is not there.

  528. G. Love September 21st, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Betsy,

    I took Donnie’s post to mean that he’s frustrated with the way they are playing right now. I wasn’t taking him that literally.

    One of my problems with some people on this blog is how “rational” they believe they are and how they talk to down to posters who express any frustration with how the team or specific players are playing.

    You should be allowed to rant a little in here.

    Anyone who posts the “sky is falling” is just frustrated with the way the team is playing right now.

    That’s not a crime and doesn’t make them less of a fan.

    Am I concerned about our starting pitching for the post season? Absolutely.

    I’d like to see some solid performances this week from the starting staff to quiet some of my concern.

  529. Arno September 21st, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    GGBG (Magic Number: 9)
    September 21st, 2009 at 10:58 pm
    I swear…buncha whiney Pre-2004 Red Sox fans around here. The sky is not falling folks.
    Think about it this way: If we had just won 5 in a row and the Sox had lost 5 in a row…and that result had gotten us up to a 5 game lead…we’d feel like we were on top of the world.
    The way you feel is all about perspective but the cold reality is the same. A 5 game lead is a 5 game lead.

    ————————–

    Yes, but you can’t discount momentum. Winning 5 games to get to a 5-game lead and losing 5 games to drop to a 5-game lead are not the same.

  530. 100 pitches of fun... September 21st, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    His fastball has been hit hard tonight.

  531. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    randy l.
    September 21st, 2009 at 11:00 pm
    erica -

    what’s this faith stuff?

    yankee starting pitching sucks at this point.

    it makes someone a better fan because they have blind faith ?

    the yankees better come up with some starting pitching or they’re not going anywhere.
    ***

    I have blind faith cause I am cheering for a team that is 95-55???? Please

    We have no pitching?? Who has been starting the last 150 games???

  532. GGBG (Magic Number: 9) September 21st, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Arno

    Momentum is only as good as the next day’s starting pitcher. It means very little in baseball.

  533. Betsy September 21st, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Did we expect Andy to be great tonight ? He was rusty…..as long as he’s healthy, he’ll be solid. I’m concerned about the pitching ,but equally concerned about the offense. Then again, even when the offense was going great guns, there was always going to be the question of how they’d do in the playoffs. We have no idea if this team has a glass jaw or if they can handle post-season pressure. Swish and Tex are the only newcomers to the offense- everyone else is a vet (and they’ve all done terribly in recent post-seasons).

  534. GGBG (Magic Number: 9) September 21st, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Another good inning for Andy.

    Lets go bats!

  535. NYY626 - Go Andy! September 21st, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Sit down Bobby. Tex, Arod,Swish, lets go.

  536. 100 pitches of fun... September 21st, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Abreu has the look of a dude that wants to pound the Yanks during every at bat for letting him go.

  537. Carl September 21st, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    12-9 KC they know how to hit

  538. GGBG (Magic Number: 9) September 21st, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Betsty

    No one can predict the playoffs but one thing this team has shown all year is the ability to take a hit and come back. We should feel good about that going into the playoffs.

  539. Rishi September 21st, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    go, KC, go!!!

  540. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 21st, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Erica – GMTA… aka Great minds think alike. :-)

  541. 100 pitches of fun... September 21st, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Royals get another run….Just incase Krazy nut Farns is pitching the 8th inning.

  542. Jerkface September 21st, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Billy Butler just almost took billy Wagner deep for a double

    Battle of the Billys goes to Butler

  543. haiku-man September 21st, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    12-9 KC

  544. S.A.--Serenity Now September 21st, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    GO Royals! :shock:

  545. PL September 21st, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    these at bats are really horrid

  546. Betsy September 21st, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    GLove, I agree – I have been on the receiving end of some of those posts you are referring to. Optimists DO tend to look down their noses at pessimists. I only go so far in my negativity – I would never claim the team quit and I would never, ever hate on my team. I just ignore those people. Personally, being nervous for me is like breathing, it’s automatic…….and yes, I am nervous that this team could very well be one and done in the playoffs again, while the Sox do what they always do. I have faith that this is a very good team, but things aren’t exactly fitting together just right ……..and at the wrong time, too.

  547. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    September 21st, 2009 at 11:06 pm
    Erica – GMTA… aka Great minds think alike
    *****

    Ahhhh. LOL. Obviously not that time!

  548. Arno September 21st, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    GGBG

    You don’t have to throw one-liners at me. I’m not disagreeing with you, I’m simply trying to show why people feel they way they do. For obvious reasons, people see a 5-game winning streak differently than a 5-game losing streak. No one can predict the future, so the human brain draws from past experiences to try and predict what may happen.

    You lose a bunch of games and “drop” to a 5-game lead and people will feel bad about it because they see it as a trend. Bottom line.

  549. 100 pitches of fun... September 21st, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Saunders has them really off balance. He does have a 2 era in his last 5 starts.

  550. Trevor (Super Mario) September 21st, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Someone remind the Yankee hitters Saunders stinks. sigh

  551. John-Jon September 21st, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    This offense looks putrid.

  552. Rishi September 21st, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    UPDATE, 11:05 p.m.: Andy has retired seven straight and looks good. Maybe it was just some rustiness. Now the Yankees need to get the bats going.

    To try and calm the bridge-jumpers in the comments section, I’ve asked the Elias Sports Bureau to check if any team in history has ever come back from a 2-0 deficit after the third inning. They’re checking.

    —————————-

    let us know how that research turns out ;)

  553. GGBG (Magic Number: 9) September 21st, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Arno

    That’s what I was saying when I said the view on the lead is all about perspective. Same lead, different way to get there leads to different feelings.

    Think we’re saying the same thing.

  554. nature boy September 21st, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    haha cb bucknors in town

  555. Carl September 21st, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    Thanks CB!

  556. GGBG (Magic Number: 9) September 21st, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    Game just started 10 minutes ago and we’re already through 3 1/2? Geez!

  557. RS September 21st, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Dear offense,

    Please remember that you are facing one of the worst pitching staffs in the AL.

    Thanks

  558. Arno September 21st, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    GGBG

    Yea, seems we are. This is what happens when I stay up past my bedtime.

  559. Donnie - Will Meet The Entire State of California Under the O'Neill Banner September 21st, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Erica,

    I’m not bridge jumping at all. This late in the season, recognizing a team’s short comings isn’t always bridge jumping. If I said they were playing so terribly that they weren’t going to win another game all year, and Texas was going to run the table, and we’d miss the playoffs entirely…well…I would not only be bridge jumping, I’d be a friggin’ lunatic.

    This team IS going to make the playoffs. I’m not worried about that. But if you aren’t worried about them…then I don’t know what to say. I’m not dismissing the entire season. They’ve played very, very hard, and very, very well, for the majority of the season.

    But the last two weeks have been…surreal. CC has shown up, and pitched his butt off. AJ has had a good start. Everything else has been either terrible, or inconsistent.

    This team has, all year, shown an innate inability to get hits with runners in scoring position. Go back and look at the blogs, and count the number of times we were 0-for-the night with men on second or third base. It’s an astonishingly high number.

    And yes, I know we have a 5 game lead. We also have the next 6 games against the Red Sox and the Angels, the two teams that we HAVE to beat. In the last week, CC is the only pitcher that was able to beat two bottom feeding teams in Seattle and Baltimore. That doesn’t make me feel very easy about those 5 games.

    I will, however, concede that Andy rebounded from an ugly first inning and has looked solid the last two, and that my irritation was spawned PARTIALLY by my hatred of the Angels, and the idea that it was going to be a “Here we go again” type of game. However, the offense, over the last 2 weeks, and the majority of the season, has not shown that they can hit with men in scoring position. When you go down early to a team like the Angels, because you couldn’t get a hit with a man on second and 1 out, a problem that has plagued us all year, I don’t think it’s unreasonable to show concern.

    I have always said that my love of the game of baseball comes before my love of the Yankees. Not but much, but still before. And right now, we are not playing the brand of baseball that warrants confidence that they’re going to hold on to this lead.

    We have a 5 game lead. Two weeks ago, it was almost twice that. If we lost that many games in two weeks, it is not inconceivable that we could lose 5 more in the next two weeks. That’s all I’m saying.

    This team picked the absolute worst time to go in to a slump like this. Will they pull out of it? Maybe. They’ve done it before, even this year. But until they DO pull out of it, and show signs of being the team they’ve been for MOST of the year, I don’t think we should just automatically assume they’re going to return to form. It’s NOT a done deal, and any one of them would tell you that. They’d tell you that right now, they’re playing poorly, and that needs to change. You don’t celebrate until you clinch. This team, playing like this, has a LONG way to go before they clinch. That’s all I’m saying. And I’m fairly certain they’d all, to a man, tell you the same thing.

  560. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    The Yankee hitters prefer to wait until the later innings of the game. You should know that by now!

  561. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 21st, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    LoHud commenter CB is umpiring first base tonight?

    The 1998 Yankees went 16-11 in September.

  562. randy l. September 21st, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    “I have blind faith cause I am cheering for a team that is 95-55???? Please
    We have no pitching?? Who has been starting the last 150 games???”

    they didn’t get to 95-55 with the pitching they’ve had for the past three weeks or so.

    the yankees have sabathia right now.

    every other starter is suspect at this point.

    look, the yankees are in the playoffs.

    but they are not firing on all cylinders right now and their starting pitching after sabathia hasn’t been good .

    i’m cheering for the team too, but to be in denial about the starting pitching doesn’t make any sense to me.

  563. pat September 21st, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    “Game just started 10 minutes ago and we’re already through 3 1/2?”

    ???

  564. GGBG (Magic Number: 9) September 21st, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Nick Von Clausewitz

    They were also up by about 30 games. I think they clinched around Labor Day! LOL!

  565. 100 pitches of fun... September 21st, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Nice pitch..Hopefully Andy can hold them down until the offense wakes up.

  566. GGBG (Magic Number: 9) September 21st, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Pat

    Was just commenting on how fast the game is going. Sarcasm didn’t translate propperly ;-)

  567. NYY626 - Go Andy! September 21st, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    I think my boy is fixed :)

    Can we fix our offense now? Thanks.

  568. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Well, that was an incredibly quick inning for Mr. Pettitte

  569. Arno September 21st, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Andy Pettitte just switched on BEAST MODE.

  570. RS September 21st, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    If Pettitte continues pitching well and the Red Sox lose, then the outcome of this game won’t matter so much. Although, it would be nice to lock up HFA.

  571. m September 21st, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    GJ, ANDY!

  572. Jerkface September 21st, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    the yankees have sabathia right now.

    every other starter is suspect at this point.

    look, the yankees are in the playoffs.

    but they are not firing on all cylinders right now and their starting pitching after sabathia hasn’t been good .

    i’m cheering for the team too, but to be in denial about the starting pitching doesn’t make any sense to me.

    I think that is fine. if they suck in the playoffs we can say ‘saw it coming’, but when AJ burnett pops off an 8 IP 10 K playoff game and Joba Chamberlain throws 6 IP 0 ER in the ALCS it is going to blow your mind.

    If the phillies or the cardinals can get above average production from guys like Blanton and Jeff Weaver, I think we can get that from our boys

  573. Rishi September 21st, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    Man, Andy – nice last 3 innings

  574. Jeremy September 21st, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    Andy looks good. He was just rusty in the first inning. If he pitches like this the Yankees will be fine. He has a good cutter and slider working.

  575. The Ghost September 21st, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    The only thing I’m looking for in this game is a healthy Andy Pettitte and I’m seeing that. All Girardi should be concerned about in these next two weeks is keeping everyone as healthy as possible. Home field, Division MEAN NOTHING. History proves that the healthier team going into the post season has a better edge than a team with one extra home game.

  576. Chambliss September 21st, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Andy is starting to settle in. Much more important than the outcome of this game is how Andy looks. After a shaky first inning, Andy has looked very good. I wouldn’t mind seeing him as the #2 pitcher in the postseason.

    Big Juicy grounds out to end the 8th. 12-9 Kansas City.

  577. 100 pitches of fun... September 21st, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Royals are 3 outs away. Good thing they have a very good closer.

  578. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 21st, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Nick von Clausewitz in SF
    September 21st, 2009 at 11:01 pm
    The Yankees have won 100% of games I’ve attended, however. Perhaps the collection should be to send me to the postseason.

    I’m working on it, Nick. I sent your resume to Susie Arth at Lohud. You might be taking over for you know who. I only had to fib a few times. As long as she doesn’t check with the San Francisco Chronicle, you’ll be watching all the post season games from the press box.

    ps: oh yeah, your last name is Murrow. Tell some grandpa Edward stories to make everyone happy.

  579. Benny Blanco September 21st, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    12-9 royals.

  580. Carl September 21st, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Posada came to play….everyone else I don’t know.

  581. 100 pitches of fun... September 21st, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Cano please don’t hit into a DP.

  582. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 21st, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    The point, dear chum, is that there is no proven correlation between the overall level of Yankee play in September and the Yankee performance in October.

  583. NYY626 - Go Andy! September 21st, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Posada is trying to make up for that suspension ;)

  584. Donnie - Will Meet The Entire State of California Under the O'Neill Banner September 21st, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    Also, G. Love, thank you for understanding what I was going for. You pretty much got what I meant, and I appreciate that.

  585. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 21st, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    Banned? but still posting?

    Does. not. compute.

  586. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 21st, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Canope.

  587. Benny Blanco September 21st, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    THATS TWICE. he is hideous with risp.

  588. BigSix September 21st, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Cano can be infuriating

  589. Patrick September 21st, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Pete, that humor is what I’m going to miss most about you!

    …please throw us the rest of your Betemit jokes too before you leave!

  590. Arno September 21st, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Cano tried his best to repeat a certain earlier at-bat.

  591. Bo Knows September 21st, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Four innings, 50 pitches. I thought the Angels had a bad BP. Molina has had the best at bat so far. I guess they’re waiting for the seventh inning again.

  592. Jeremy September 21st, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Will people stop trying to predict how pitchers will perform in the postseason. You never know ! Beckett last year was terrible in October, and Jamie Moyer and Blanton were great for the Phillies in October. I bet most people didn’t see that coming.

  593. daver September 21st, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Try a hit and run here….need to get something going

  594. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 21st, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    DT: I am already practicing. “This… is Detroit.”

  595. Chambliss September 21st, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Is it possible that they could make special glasses for Cano which would allow him to see the ball coming out of the pitcher’s hand but block his view of the bases? Perhaps if he cannot see the runners on base he will forget that he is hitting with runners on base.

  596. 100 pitches of fun... September 21st, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    I would like to see Gardner get some more playing time. Melky needs a day or 2 off.

  597. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 21st, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    Damn.. all their hits are finding men in the field.

    Suboptimalness! :evil:

  598. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    Donnie-

    Have they played better baseball? Yes. Do I love watching them lose? Of course not.

    There are a few things to consider- 1) It seems like they leave a lot of RISP because they have runners on base every inning. If they scored all of those runs they’d score about 15 runs in every game

    2) In 2000 the Yanks started September with over a 10 game lead. By the time the season ended it was down to 2 games I believe. But we won the series that year

  599. BigSix September 21st, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    Benny – not quite RISP with Posada on 1st

  600. GGBG (Magic Number: 9) September 21st, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    It’s about time for Molina’s monthly hit.

  601. PL September 21st, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    We can all agree that Molina is an automatic out at this point, correct?

  602. Patrick September 21st, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    “acute gastritis” is the most creative explanation for “hungover” that I’ve heard…

  603. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 21st, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    Molina. No surprise there.

  604. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    randy l.
    September 21st, 2009 at 11:13 pm
    “I have blind faith cause I am cheering for a team that is 95-55???? Please
    We have no pitching?? Who has been starting the last 150 games???”

    they didn’t get to 95-55 with the pitching they’ve had for the past three weeks or so.

    the yankees have sabathia right now.

    every other starter is suspect at this point.

    look, the yankees are in the playoffs.

    but they are not firing on all cylinders right now and their starting pitching after sabathia hasn’t been good .

    i’m cheering for the team too, but to be in denial about the starting pitching doesn’t make any sense to me.
    *****

    I’d hate to break it to you, but first inning aside Mr. Pettitte is looking quite lovely tonight.

    Lets see how this game unfolds.

  605. CB September 21st, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    What is this von Clausewitz business anyway?

    Do you have something against Napolean?

    Or do you feel Johnny Damon’s tough love approach with Young Master Hughes needs to be expanded in scope in order to motivate Joba “The Prodigal Son” Chamberlain to re-devote himself on the battlefield of the diamond?

    And then shouldn’t your location migrate behind a cavalcade of adorned drummers and trumpeteers to:
    “… in Prussia in Germany in Jena in France in Prussia in SF?”

    Conversely, shouldn’t your methods then take a turn towards the dialectical rather than the merely ironic?

    And then is baseball a continuation of lohud politics by a different name?

  606. GGBG (Magic Number: 9) September 21st, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    PL

    Don’t sell him short. He’s normally good for a hit a month or so and I think he’s due. Maybe it’ll be a big one tonite!

  607. daver September 21st, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Having Molina hitting is almost like having the pitcher hit.

  608. RalphieD (OPPC) September 21st, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    “THATS TWICE. he is hideous with risp.”

    yet he hasnt had an ab with risp today…thats how bad he is huh?

  609. nature boy September 21st, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    odd that posada is batting behind swisher we may have had a run by now

  610. 100 pitches of fun... September 21st, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    If Girardi wants defense and offense behind the plate than just let Cervelli play. He gives you both.

  611. Patrick September 21st, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    Oh hrmm I guess there is another Patrick around here.. I guess I should go back to being the prospect hugger

  612. Rishi September 21st, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    First things first – three quick outs in KC, please…then I’ll get back to worrying about the Yankees…

  613. NYY626 - Go Andy! September 21st, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    I’d hate to break it to you, but first inning aside Mr. Pettitte is looking quite lovely tonight
    ________________________________________________________________
    He always looks lovely to me ( sorry, had to, I’m done now. :grin: )

  614. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 21st, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    “We can all agree that Molina is an automatic out at this point, correct?”

    I figure Molina has already saved one run tonight. If he didn’t throw out the fast little goat it might be 3-0 now.

  615. NYY626 - Go Andy! September 21st, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    nature boy September 21st, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    odd that posada is batting behind swisher we may have had a run by now
    ________________________________________________________________
    I am curious as to why swish is batting before jorge too.

  616. Coach6423 September 21st, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Time for the Mexectuioner…

  617. 100 pitches of fun... September 21st, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    Soria can you get 3 outs please…

  618. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 21st, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    Clearly a CB imposter.

    And I do have something against Napoleon: he had a Napoleon complex.

  619. PL September 21st, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    100 pitches of fun… September 21st, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    If Girardi wants defense and offense behind the plate than just let Cervelli play. He gives you both.

    I agree 100%

  620. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 21st, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    “Nick von Clausewitz in SF
    September 21st, 2009 at 11:20 pm
    DT: I am already practicing. “This… is Detroit.”

    good. It might help if you end each blog day with – good night and good luck.

  621. PL September 21st, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    where the f was that

  622. Arno September 21st, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    How was that not a strike??

  623. nature boy September 21st, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    wow saunders has been getting that breaking ball call all night

  624. 100 pitches of fun... September 21st, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    Andy’s strike zone is a joke…

  625. Josh September 21st, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    Whoa Kenny…waxing poetic on this coaching staff when Joba and AJ have been throwing bricks up there since July…Whoa Kenny.

  626. Rishi September 21st, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    and Soria draws the bottom third of the line-up too…

    1 down 2 to go

  627. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive)
    September 21st, 2009 at 11:27 pm
    “Nick von Clausewitz in SF
    September 21st, 2009 at 11:20 pm
    DT: I am already practicing. “This… is Detroit.”

    good. It might help if you end each blog day with – good night and good luck.
    *****

    As long as there is no borrowing “Good night Yankee people”

  628. NYY626 - Go Andy! September 21st, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    that looked like strike 3 to me

  629. Benny Blanco September 21st, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    ralph, my bad. I meant to say with men on base.

  630. 100 pitches of fun... September 21st, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    Of course a hit after what should of been an out. I hope Andy didn’t throw the pitch down the middle on purpose.

  631. randy l. September 21st, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    “I think that is fine. if they suck in the playoffs we can say ’saw it coming’, but when AJ burnett pops off an 8 IP 10 K playoff game and Joba Chamberlain throws 6 IP 0 ER in the ALCS it is going to blow your mind.”

    jerkface-

    go back and tell me the last time burnett popped off an 8 innings pitched game and then tell me how many games back that is. what is that , once in 9-10 games?

    when had joba last thrown 6 shutout innings? that’s gonna take you a while. what’s the chances of it happening ,1 in 10?

    what i’m looking for is burnett to give up 3-5 runs in 6 innings and have the yankee bats and the bullpen win the game.

    we’re seeing some signs that pettitte may be ok as he gets deeper into this game. that’s huge if he is.

    we don’t need great starting pitching, but we need enough to give the bats a chance to win the games with some bullpen help.

  632. daver September 21st, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    don’t implode andy

  633. 100 pitches of fun... September 21st, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    Come on Andy, get out of this.

  634. GGBG (Magic Number: 9) September 21st, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    Come on andy…lets get a ground ball and get out of this inning!

  635. GGBG (Magic Number: 9) September 21st, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    Tagging from 2nd to 3rd on a ball hit to LCF? That’s embarrassing. Damon should have let Melky catch that. He was right there.

  636. randy l. September 21st, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    why didn’t melky catch that ball?

  637. 100 pitches of fun... September 21st, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    Come on Andy, 1 more out!!!

  638. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 21st, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    But this von Clausewitz quote might explain some of the fear we have seen lately right here on LoHud:

    “The majority of people are timid by nature, and that is why they constantly exaggerate danger. All influences on the military leader, therefore, combine to give him a false impression of his opponent’s strength, and from this arises a new source of indecision.”

  639. PL September 21st, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    done and done

  640. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 21st, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    Who didn’t see that coming?

  641. GGBG (Magic Number: 9) September 21st, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    Pulled in IF – right past where ARod would ahve been. Freaking annoying!

  642. eric September 21st, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    well this ones over.

  643. RS September 21st, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    2 out speciality.

  644. Arno September 21st, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    And that’s how they get us. Alex is playing in to guard against the bunt and it goes right by him.

  645. 100 pitches of fun... September 21st, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    Damn, if Arod was back he probably would of had that.

  646. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    That ball carried more to center than it originally looked like it did

    Melky wasn’t there to begin with

  647. haiku-man September 21st, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    What an opportunity the Yankees could have if they would score.KC WINS

  648. Jeremy September 21st, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    Well at least the Sox lost.

  649. daver September 21st, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    come on andy! you can’t afford to give up any more runs.

  650. PL September 21st, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    Abreu wants to hit a 8 run homer so bad

  651. GGBG (Magic Number: 8) September 21st, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    Boston loses. Magic number updated!

  652. 100 pitches of fun... September 21st, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    Of course the “walk” scores.

  653. m September 21st, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    I think Eric Aybar is one of my unfavoritist players. :evil:

  654. Carl September 21st, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    If this is at Yankee Stadium, we win this game in a blowout.

  655. Rishi September 21st, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    game over in KC

  656. Benny Blanco September 21st, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    sox lose

  657. Coach6423 September 21st, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    magic number is 8

  658. GGBG (Magic Number: 8) September 21st, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Nothing is more annoying than giving up two out runs. Seriously.

  659. 100 pitches of fun... September 21st, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    He has to hold it here.

  660. Yanks_Fan September 21st, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    KC wins~!

  661. GGBG (Magic Number: 8) September 21st, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Great pitch there Andy, great!

  662. 100 pitches of fun... September 21st, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    Andy looks pissed at the strike zone. I don’t blame him.

  663. daver September 21st, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    Boston loses…Abreu strikes out…time for some RUNS!
    The tide is going to turn this inning.

  664. RalphieD (OPPC) September 21st, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    atleast andy kept the damage to a minimum….3-0 with 4 innings left is very doable…the offense might look stagnant now but it can be awakened quickly..

  665. YankeeKid September 21st, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    This team is totally frustrating…A-Rod’s brain is confused about hitting principles…Cano can’t seem to hit when he has runners on base…Swish is drinking too much Red Bull again…and Melky is starting to curd up…At least Jorge wants to play some ball tonight!!

  666. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 21st, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    “And I do have something against Napoleon: he had a Napoleon complex.”

    LOL

  667. Yanks_Fan September 21st, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Now, seeing the Red Sox lost, the Yanks will start their comeback!

  668. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 21st, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    this is all part of the plan.

    If the Angels are ahead, that rally monkey doesn’t rear it’s ugly head.

  669. pat September 21st, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Special thanks to Trey Hillman and the guys.

    George’s “must beat the Sox” speech stays with some people for a lifetime.

  670. Chambliss September 21st, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Royals win. Theeeeee Royals win.

    Byrd vs. Greinke tomorrow night. Time to win a few games and make this weekend’s series meaningless.

    Yanks can’t win if they can’t score. C’mon guys.

  671. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Dearest New York Yankee Offense-

    I know I already asked a favor tonight, but please indulge me in one more request. We need to score a few runs. At least 3. A win would be really, really good tonight. You are better than Saunders. Please show it. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

    Sincerely Yours,
    Erica

  672. randy l. September 21st, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    “Clearly a CB imposter.”

    either that or CB has had a few too many glasses of wine.

    i’m voting imposter, but once i did that before and it took CB about five posts to convince me it was him.

    the problem then was that nick was encouraging him to be funny and it just didn’t seem like CB.

    but it was.

  673. GGBG (Magic Number: 8) September 21st, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Jeter and Posada have the idea tonight. Line drives up the middle.

  674. 100 pitches of fun... September 21st, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Damn, Jeter is on fire. It seems like they have had the lead off guy on base every inning.

  675. RS September 21st, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    Jeter needs to steal a base or hit and run here.

  676. daver September 21st, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    El Capitan is on…come on Johnny D

  677. NYY626 - Go Andy! September 21st, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    the old guard with all the hits tonight

  678. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 21st, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    lead off hit

    don’t score

  679. YankeeKid September 21st, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    Erica..you are so polite..:)

  680. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive)
    September 21st, 2009 at 11:36 pm
    this is all part of the plan.

    If the Angels are ahead, that rally monkey doesn’t rear it’s ugly head.
    *******

    :Shudder:

    There is nothing uglier than a rally monkey.

  681. YankeeKid September 21st, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    Johnny needs a Rocket!!

  682. Rishi September 21st, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    can a lead-off single be just as “lethal” as a lead-off walk, PLEASE!!

  683. GGBG (Magic Number: 8) September 21st, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Sox blew a 6-0 lead tonight to one of the worst teams in baseball. I wonder if their fans think the season is over?

  684. randy l. September 21st, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    wow, that’s a bad loss for the red sox. nice.

  685. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    YankeeKid
    September 21st, 2009 at 11:38 pm
    Erica..you are so polite..:)
    ****

    My mother always taught me to kill them with kindness :-)

  686. XLJ September 21st, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Pettitte gives up another 2 out run. Mo blew the save all with 2 outs and joba gave up a bunch of runs with 2 outs yesterday and now all 3 of pettitte runs came with 2 outs.

    I cant believe the red sox lost that game. Nice comeback by those gutty gritty royals.

  687. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 21st, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    :/

  688. YankeeKid September 21st, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Nice try Johnny

  689. Arno September 21st, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    A loud out. Boo…

  690. PL September 21st, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    guess what Abreu isnt scared of walls anymore

  691. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    I do not think Johnny could have hit that harder :-(

  692. 100 pitches of fun... September 21st, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Too bad the wall wasn’t any closer to my man Abreu.

  693. GGBG (Magic Number: 8) September 21st, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    That was a homer in Yankee. Damn!

  694. YankeeKid September 21st, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    That would have been a Yankee Stadium HR

  695. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! September 21st, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Where would that have been at YS?

  696. Carl September 21st, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Michael Kay fail

  697. G. Love September 21st, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Will someone remind Abreu he’s afraid of the wall again, please?

  698. Benny Blanco September 21st, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    now abreu isnt scared of the wall?

  699. Pedro September 21st, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    yankee stadium and thats gone

  700. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 21st, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    What’s more frustrating is the repeated scalding of balls and nothing to show for it… yet. A la Damon.

  701. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 21st, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Ah, what a hit by Damon.

    How does the Angels bullpen look as of late?

  702. Arno September 21st, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Agh…

  703. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 21st, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    What did I say?

    laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame

  704. Rishi September 21st, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    since when does Bobby like WALLS

  705. YankeeKid September 21st, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Yankees lose this game….horrible….another DP..

  706. Benny Blanco September 21st, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Lame!

  707. 100 pitches of fun... September 21st, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    You have got to be kidding me…..

  708. Jerkface September 21st, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    I am not looking at a pessimistic postseason, I am looking at the Yankees winning the world series. So of course AJ is going to throw 8 ip 10 k :)

    I don’t think many teams win the WS with underwhelming pitching, which is a realistic option for the Yankees.

  709. GGBG (Magic Number: 8) September 21st, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    I can’t believe Abreu got that close to the wall. Are we sure that’s really Abreu?

  710. Carl September 21st, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    We suck in Anahiem.

  711. Arno September 21st, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    F*** this, I’m going to sleep.

  712. Trevor (Super Mario) September 21st, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    Right now this offense stinks. :(

  713. Joker, The September 21st, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    oh so NOW he isn’t scared of the wall?? I hate him.

  714. YankeeKid September 21st, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    Yankees are playing like that ZombieLand Trailer!!!

  715. RalphieD (OPPC) September 21st, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    another reason why homefield advantage is so important…

    if damon hits that same ball in YS…that is an EASY homerun…

  716. cc September 21st, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    They have fallen apart, I’m getting worried

  717. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 21st, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    randy, you sucker, of course that was the real CB. That was part of the joke.

  718. Yanks_Fan September 21st, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    LOL that inning went down fast

  719. Jeremy September 21st, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Another bad break for the Yankees. Seems like nothing is going right in this game. I hate facing the Angels !

  720. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 21st, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    “There is nothing uglier than a rally monkey.”

    obviously you haven’t see this..

    http://tiny.cc/z5cql

  721. 100 pitches of fun... September 21st, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    They are making 3 runs look like yesterday’s 7. Also Gaudin is pitching tomorrow so it would of been nice to win tonight’s game.

  722. GGBG (Magic Number: 8) September 21st, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    All you can do in baseball is hit the ball hard. The Yankees have done that. You can’t guide the ball.

  723. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive)
    September 21st, 2009 at 11:42 pm
    “There is nothing uglier than a rally monkey.”

    obviously you haven’t see this..

    http://tiny.cc/z5cql
    ****

    LOL!!!

  724. J i m September 21st, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Angel -

    Can change IP addresses.

    But each IP gets banned and posts deleted.

    Does. That. Compute. Now.

    This loser Angels team is certainly not afraid of playing defense and turning DPs against us like they were against the Sox. :(

  725. GGBG (Magic Number: 8) September 21st, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Why are people talking like this game is over? Have we not won a gazillion games this year by coming back after the 6th inning? It’s only 3 runs for cryin out loud!

  726. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    What do you think?

    LoHud Yankee Blog Suite during the playoffs????

    Who’s in????

  727. RS September 21st, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    That’s what happens when your baserunners stand like statues in front of hitters that run as slow as molasses.

  728. CB September 21st, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    “Lohud is more than a true chameleon that slightly adapts its characteristics to the given case. As a total phenomenon its dominant tendencies always make Lohud a remarkable trinity–composed of primordial violence, hatred, and enmity, which are to be regarded as a blind natural force; of the play of chance and probability within which the creative spirit of Francisco Cervelli is free to roam; and of its element of subordination, as an instrument of community blog posting guidelines, which makes it subject to reason alone.”

  729. Chambliss September 21st, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    I hope that the Yankees can get this out of their system. This is like watching them against the Gambler a few years ago. With the exception of Posada and Jeter, they look tight and anxious at the plate.

    They are also pretty unlucky, hitting line drives right at people.

    Andy is making Hunter look silly with the cutter in the dirt.

  730. 100 pitches of fun... September 21st, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Looking ahead, Saunders will pitch the 7th inning and their 8th inning pitcher has been very good recently, then Fuentes stinks obviously.

  731. Trevor (Super Mario) September 21st, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    The rest of the league pounds Saunders except for the Yankees. Makes sense…

  732. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 21st, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Uglier than a rally monkey?

    http://tinyurl.com/mvjf62

  733. Bo Knows September 21st, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Six innings, seventy pitches. They are not competing. This is bad.

  734. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Nick von Clausewitz in SF
    September 21st, 2009 at 11:45 pm
    Uglier than a rally monkey?

    http://tinyurl.com/mvjf62
    ****

    Yuck! That wins indeed!

  735. zmaster September 21st, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    next time any yankee batter gets on base try stealing 2nd.. 2 dp’s have been too much

  736. NYY626 - Go Andy! September 21st, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Erica – always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    What do you think?

    LoHud Yankee Blog Suite during the playoffs????

    Who’s in????
    ________________________________________________________________
    :raises both hands:

  737. 100 pitches of fun... September 21st, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Andy has done a great job. If it wasn’t for the ump it only would of been 2 runs. Great sign for the post season.

  738. Johnny D. September 21st, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    This team has looked awful for weeks.

  739. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 21st, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    “Given the same amount of intelligence, timidity will do a thousand times more damage than audacity.”

  740. jake [THANKS FOR bringing back shelley] September 21st, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    yankees offense has been bad the past week..and it continues against one of the teams they NEED to show they can beat. Yankees are SLUMPING at the wrong time…the sox are only 5 games back and we are just not looking like the team it did a month ago

  741. GreenBeret7 September 21st, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    After the first inning, Pettitte has been outstanding. You’ll take this any time from any pitcher. This is on the offense.

  742. randy l. September 21st, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    one problem with this blog is it’s sleep deprived .

    everyone who’s been staying up watching these games seems a bit cranky.

    i basically hate west coast games.

  743. GGBG (Magic Number: 8) September 21st, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    Trevor:

    Research before you post.

    Saunders has given up 2, 0, 2, 1, and 2 in his last 5 starts covering 30 innings. That’s an ERA of 1.5.

  744. G. Love September 21st, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    I’m pinning the Yankee woes so far tonight on Boras’ gangster lean behind home plate.

  745. wowwww September 21st, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    How clueless is Pete? Dude really thinks Damon is throwing Quinlan out if he throws to third on that play?

    Learn the game, man.

  746. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    randy l.
    September 21st, 2009 at 11:47 pm
    one problem with this blog is it’s sleep deprived .

    everyone who’s been staying up watching these games seems a bit cranky.

    i basically hate west coast games.
    ****

    Me too!!!!

    You still like me????

  747. Carl September 21st, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    A-ROD!!!!!!

  748. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 21st, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Nick, that was just mean. I had to wash my eyes out with soap.

  749. Trevor (Super Mario) September 21st, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    FINALLY!

  750. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 21st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    It’s about goddamn time.

  751. GGBG (Magic Number: 8) September 21st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    3-1

    Arod’s stats in this park are insane!

  752. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    It’s a run!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  753. 100 pitches of fun... September 21st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Thank you Arod, maybe now the guys can get going.

  754. pat September 21st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Good start to the inning.

  755. PL September 21st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    alot of Yankee fans in Anaheim

  756. YankeeKid September 21st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    A-ROD Slump Breaker??? Nice shot…let’s get it going now!!!

  757. daver September 21st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    an a-bomb, from a-rod

  758. NYY626 - Go Andy! September 21st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 21st, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Uglier than a rally monkey?

    http://tinyurl.com/mvjf62
    _________________________________________________________________
    Thanks, now I’m going to have nightmares Nick :)

    Woohooo ALEX!

  759. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 21st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Yay!

  760. Jeremy September 21st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Great job A-rod !

  761. S.A.--Serenity Now September 21st, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Alex!

  762. Rishi September 21st, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    A-rod’s got people to impress :)

    BryanHoch: RT @MLBFanHouse Kate Hudson AND Kurt Russell in attendance at Angels Stadium.

  763. YankeeKid September 21st, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    So, Red Bull Swish swings at the first pitch and grounds out!!! Not patient!!

  764. 100 pitches of fun... September 21st, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    It is really weird that Swish is batting 5th. He isn’t good enough to hit that high.

  765. RalphieD (OPPC) September 21st, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    “How clueless is Pete? Dude really thinks Damon is throwing Quinlan out if he throws to third on that play?

    Learn the game, man.”

    your the clueless one…pete said damon should know that melky needs to catch that ball..

  766. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    We need to start a chant-

    Lets Go Yankees
    (clap clap clap)
    Lets Go Yankees
    (clap clap clap)

  767. JZ September 21st, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    Finally, A-Rod!

  768. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    September 21st, 2009 at 11:51 pm
    We need to start a chant-

    Lets Go Yankees
    (clap clap clap)
    Lets Go Yankees
    (clap clap clap)
    ****

    They heard me in Anaheim! Cool :-)

  769. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 21st, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    If someone went to the trouble to ban every IP address I changed to, I’d take a hint and move on. *shrug*

  770. Benny Blanco September 21st, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    yankees will win tonight.

  771. GGBG (Magic Number: 8) September 21st, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Lets go Yankees!
    (clap clap clapclapclap)
    Lets go Yankees!
    (clap clap clapclapclap)
    Lets go Yankees!
    (clap clap clapclapclap)

  772. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Angel-

    GMTA! :-)

  773. CB September 21st, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    “After we have thought out everything carefully in advance and have sought and found without prejudice the most plausible plan, we must not be ready to abandon it at the slightest provocation.”

  774. JZ September 21st, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Sounds like lots of Yankee fans in the stadium.

  775. RS September 21st, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Posada swings at ball 4 twice.

  776. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 21st, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    “It is really weird that Swish is batting 5th. He isn’t good enough to hit that high.”

    or maybe more Red Bull is needed – He isn’t high enough to hit that good!

  777. Drive 4-5 September 21st, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    Overall the Yanks have to be pleased with Andy’s outing. Pete’s right about Damon’s throw in the first. It cost us a run. A Rod playing in close and Aybar hit it inches past him cost another run. Win or lose, if Andy feels ok tomorrow the Yanks could lose a battle but win the war.

  778. Benny Blanco September 21st, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    posada trying to make it 3-2

  779. RS September 21st, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    “The Yankees could use a baserunner in front of Cano.”

    What is Singleton smoking? :)

  780. GGBG (Magic Number: 8) September 21st, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    If I’m Cano I’m looking for that same pitch again.

  781. GGBG (Magic Number: 8) September 21st, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    And he got it.

  782. Mo September 21st, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    Nick leads the team in OPS since the ASB.

  783. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    Do you know how you watched WAY too much baseball this weekend while the Yanks were in Seattle???

    A train went by my apartment just now and I thought it was coming from the TV. LOL

  784. Trevor (Super Mario) September 21st, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    Cano keeps trying to pull Saunders. That’s a no no.

  785. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 21st, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Sorry for that disgusting picture I posted before. Since Bronx Jeers is not here tonight, here’s our current magic number:

    http://tinyurl.com/m8k9bp

  786. Carl September 21st, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Jobas in the Pen? Keep him there.

  787. GreenBeret7 September 21st, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Cabrera wasn’t going to throw out Quinlan. He runs well and it was hit too deep. The last thing they needed was an ill-advised attempt to throw him out. Not happening unless Quinlan falls down.

  788. JPugsly77 September 21st, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    dammit bruney time…

  789. 100 pitches of fun... September 21st, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    I hope Girardi doesn’t let Molina attempt to hit when his spot comes up.

  790. Bo Knows September 21st, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Swisher tried to pull the low outside pitch with bad results. Posada struck himself out with two pitches out of the strike zone and then there was Cano. Oy.

  791. jake [THANKS FOR bringing back shelley] September 21st, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    They look tired and like they dont give two craps about what happens. They have no enthusiasm or evident will to win lately. They need to refresh or they wont last a minute in the playoffs.
    In the playoffs we dont play teams like the Orioles,Blue Jays,A’s,etc..its Tigers,Angels,Red Sox…RECORDS dont matter once playoffs start, everyone’s equal, and I think thye have let this “lead” that is diminishing get to their heads…they need to STEP IT UP!

  792. 100 pitches of fun... September 21st, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Here comes batting practice…I cringe whenever I see Bruney on the mound.

  793. GGBG (Magic Number: 8) September 21st, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Bruney’s in.

    My knees are officially shaking. I guess we really don’t want to win this game?

  794. G. Love September 21st, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Were they just playing Build Me Up Buttercup in Anaheim?

  795. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 21st, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    NYY626 – Go Andy! September 21st, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Erica – always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    What do you think?

    LoHud Yankee Blog Suite during the playoffs????

    Who’s in????
    ________________________________________________________________
    :raises both hands:

    ————-

    I think Pete owes all of his readers that much. Can’t cost too much for a suite

  796. NYY626 - Go Andy! September 21st, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    I miss Andy already. Please prove everyone wrong Bruney

  797. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Wild thing
    You make my heart sing
    You make everything
    Groovy!

  798. JZ September 21st, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    No. 99?

    LOL, thanks a lot.

  799. nature boy September 21st, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    haha michael kay thinks people buy bruney jerseys

  800. Mo September 21st, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Really? They aren’t trying? Some people spout the most ridiculous stuff.

  801. randy l. September 21st, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    “How clueless is Pete? Dude really thinks Damon is throwing Quinlan out if he throws to third on that play?
    Learn the game, man.”

    he meant that melky should have caught that ball.
    anyone that knew the game would know that, man.

  802. GGBG (Magic Number: 8) September 21st, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Score that 1-4-3

  803. pat September 21st, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Kick save!

  804. 100 pitches of fun... September 21st, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Well that helped. It would of been up the middle for a hit.

  805. YankeeKid September 21st, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    The “Brian Bruney” experiment continues

  806. GGBG (Magic Number: 8) September 21st, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Or, in the immortal words of Steve Somers:

    “That’s 1-4-3 if your scoring at home, or even if you’re alone…”

  807. CB September 21st, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    When Brian Bruney pitches all action takes place, so to speak, in a kind of twilight, which like a fog or moonlight, often tends to make things seem grotesque and larger than they really are.

  808. Matt September 21st, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Aceves??? He hasnt pitched in over a week! Is Giardi not going to pitch him until the playoffs? Is he trying to get Ace rusty????

  809. 100 pitches of fun... September 21st, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Let’s hope Andy comes out of this start feeling ok. It would be nice to win but that is the most important thing.

  810. Erica - always OPPC September 21st, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Important question-

    I am about to experience DVR conflict. Has the president appeared on Letterman yet???

  811. nature boy September 21st, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    thanks joe

  812. PL September 21st, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    DAGGER TIME BRUNEY

  813. Carl September 21st, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    I guess Joe didn’t want to win the game

  814. GGBG (Magic Number: 8) September 21st, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Seriously…why do we have Bruney on the roster? I just don’t get it.

  815. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 21st, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Hey, at least Bruney is consistent.

  816. GreenBeret7 September 21st, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    That was a blast from the second Bruney let go of it.

  817. RS September 21st, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    We have definitely seen this story before.

  818. 100 pitches of fun... September 21st, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Did anyone not expect that? Really..A straight fastball and a homerun hitter. BRUNEY IS A JOKE!!!

  819. NYY626 - Go Andy! September 21st, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    I just screamed. Loudly.

  820. pat September 21st, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Bruney makes it hard for me to stay in his corner. :sad:

  821. Trevor (Super Mario) September 21st, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Do the Yankees not issue the number 0 out? I’ve never seen anyone with it.

    Why is Bruney in the game that’s actually winnable?

  822. YankeeKid September 22nd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Joe Girardi should NOT bring Bruney in down 2 runs…see!! Now we are down 3 RUNS!!!

  823. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 22nd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    “Nick von Clausewitz in SF
    September 21st, 2009 at 11:55 pm
    Sorry for that disgusting picture I posted before”

    It brought good luck. Arod homered.
    See if you can find another ugly Red Sox mug.

  824. PL September 22nd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Yankees Suck says the crowd…Sadly tonight i agree

  825. islesfan September 22nd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    At this point I’m more shocked when Bruney DOESN’T give up a homerun when he pitches.

  826. S.A.--Serenity Now September 22nd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Bruney :evil:

  827. Joe September 22nd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I swear I called that homer off the min it left Bruney’s hands

  828. #27 September 22nd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Man, what happened to Bruney? He was lights out in May/June.

  829. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 22nd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Awww, listen to the sheeple with their Yankees suck.

    Man, what the heck happened to Bruney?

  830. JZ September 22nd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    LOL, LOL

    Joe just tried to give away this game like this?
    what a useless tool.

  831. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 22nd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    “If you entrench yourself behind strong fortifications, you compel the enemy seek a solution elsewhere.”

    Or you could put in Brian Bruney.

  832. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 22nd, 2009 at 12:00 am

    When is Joe going to realize that Bruney is no good?

  833. Jeremy September 22nd, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Bruney sucks ! When will we give up on this guy? I hope we don’t see him on the team next year.

  834. 100 pitches of fun... September 22nd, 2009 at 12:01 am

    He should take him out and bring Alba in. At least Alba’s pitches have movement on them. Another inning that Robertson’s injury hurts them.

  835. G. Love September 22nd, 2009 at 12:01 am

    I have something positive to say about Brian Bruney.

    He really gives up pretty home runs.

  836. bennyBK September 22nd, 2009 at 12:01 am

    yo i swear why is bruney ever in a close game? he can not be trusted…i feel more comfortable with anyone else in the game

  837. islesfan September 22nd, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Bruney should cut the middle man out of it and just throw the freakin ball into the bleachers.

  838. GGBG (Magic Number: 8) September 22nd, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Awful body language. Stuff’s not that good right now. His elbow is being held together by duct tape and good intentions.

    He’s not the same pitcher he was during the early part of the season before he got hurt and he needs to not pitch in big spots…like in games vs. the Angels that we need to win.

  839. YankeeKid September 22nd, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Any takers on Bruney walking Figgins?

  840. CB September 22nd, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Although our intellect always longs for clarity and certainty, our nature often finds the uncertainty of Brian Bruney fascinating.

  841. David Cone's Camera Face September 22nd, 2009 at 12:02 am

    the only thing worse than bruney pitching now is ramirez the white flag.

  842. BigSix September 22nd, 2009 at 12:02 am

    Brian Bruney has no role on the postseason roster.

  843. randy l. September 22nd, 2009 at 12:02 am

    i basically hate west coast games.
    ****
    Me too!!!!
    You still like me????

    a lot better than i like bruney right now :)

    why is he in there?

  844. Derwood Morris September 22nd, 2009 at 12:02 am

    I just can not believe that Brian Bruney is pitching in the 7th inning of a meaningful game in September. Unbelievable. Anybody NOT think Morales was going to hit a home run?

    Absolutely unacceptable.

  845. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 22nd, 2009 at 12:02 am

    Hopefully the 2 people who own a Brian Bruney shirt arent running out to buy another one with his name and the number 99. As it is, they should get a refund for the previous one that was bought.

  846. Trevor (Super Mario) September 22nd, 2009 at 12:02 am

    How about getting on the manager who brings a guy in who hasn’t proven lately he can pitch a clean inning?
    This is another Girardi head-scratching move.

  847. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 22nd, 2009 at 12:02 am

    “Were they just playing Build Me Up Buttercup in Anaheim?”

    close. that was:
    Toss It Up, BruneyButt, go break their heart.

  848. Boston Dave September 22nd, 2009 at 12:02 am

    “Yankees Suck says the crowd”

    ————-

    Sucking their way to the best record in baseball once again.

    I’m always amused when fans chant that.

    Funny, I haven’t heard the “Pirates Suck” chant yet.

  849. YankeeKid September 22nd, 2009 at 12:02 am

    John Sterling quote of the night.
    “If Bruney keeps throwing fastballs down the middle of the plate, he will keep giving up hits”.

  850. nature boy September 22nd, 2009 at 12:02 am

    good point pete where is aceves? he hasn’t pitched since last monday and i figured they were saving him for joba and when he didn’t pitch yesterday i figured they were saving him for andy in case he had problems tonight. where is he?

  851. 100 pitches of fun... September 22nd, 2009 at 12:02 am

    Bruney is a joke. Just like Farnsworth he just aims for the plate and throws. Learn how to pitch!!!

  852. Benny Blanco September 22nd, 2009 at 12:02 am

    well, six outs left after this.

  853. GreenBeret7 September 22nd, 2009 at 12:03 am

    People can forget about the Yankees signing Figgins, unless they give him one of the outfield spots. They aren’t paying 8-10 mil a year for a utility player.

  854. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 12:03 am

    randy l.
    September 22nd, 2009 at 12:02 am
    i basically hate west coast games.
    ****
    Me too!!!!
    You still like me????

    a lot better than i like bruney right now

    why is he in there?
    *******

    LOL. I don’t know.
    You know its bad when I am struggling to come up with something encouraging

  855. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 22nd, 2009 at 12:03 am

    >He should take him out and bring Alba in.
    >At least Alba’s pitches have movement on them.

    Bruney’s pitches have lots of movement.

    Some move over the RF wall. Some over the left. Sometimes even straightaway center.

  856. RS September 22nd, 2009 at 12:03 am

    It’s so comforting knowing the Angels are inevitably going to bow out like cowards against the Red Sox.

  857. BigSix September 22nd, 2009 at 12:03 am

    He’s stubbon, stupid, and has no clue where the ball is going – just trying to throw it through a wall.

    Morales taught him a lesson there and Bruney is too dumb to realize it.

    He tried brushing him back, then went to locate a fastball away and he didn’t locate it.

    Bruney is Laloosh.

  858. islesfan September 22nd, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Bruney should change the name on the front of his jersey next.

  859. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 12:04 am

    I kind of miss when Aceves was our 7th inning guy and the last 3 innings were automatic

  860. kkm September 22nd, 2009 at 12:04 am

    girardi must not think this game’s important if he put bruney in

  861. randy l. September 22nd, 2009 at 12:04 am

    “When is Joe going to realize that Bruney is no good?”

    now that’s an excellent question.

    the whole bullpen was rested .

    why bruney?

    i don’t get it.

  862. YankeeKid September 22nd, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Girardi gave up when KC beat Boston….he figures he could play around with bringing in Bruney.

  863. Derwood Morris September 22nd, 2009 at 12:04 am

    where is Fredo? where is Phil Hughes?

    Brian Bruney. Again.

  864. Jeremy September 22nd, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Bruney is no good. We gave him a chance and it’s been two months and he still sucks. DFA him ! We have other good arms in the pen, we don’t need him.

  865. Carl September 22nd, 2009 at 12:05 am

    # Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 22nd, 2009 at 12:03 am

    >He should take him out and bring Alba in.
    >At least Alba’s pitches have movement on them.

    Bruney’s pitches have lots of movement.

    Some move over the RF wall. Some over the left. Sometimes even straightaway center.

    loooooool

  866. 100 pitches of fun... September 22nd, 2009 at 12:05 am

    It is just unreal that the Yanks actually score a run and come within 2. Then we have to see this loser and his straight fastball.

  867. RS September 22nd, 2009 at 12:05 am

    This might have been a D-Rob inning. I miss that kid.

  868. GGBG (Magic Number: 8) September 22nd, 2009 at 12:06 am

    Good question Pete – where was Aceves?

    This is where the “established roles” BS kills a team. Aceves has to be saved because he can pitch more than an inning. Bruney can’t pitch more than an inning so he can be used in the 7th.

    Complete BS. Awful move there. We had just gotten a run back and there was no way Bruney was getting through that inning unscathed.

  869. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 22nd, 2009 at 12:06 am

    Maybe Brian Bruney just needs a new number

  870. nature boy September 22nd, 2009 at 12:06 am

    maybe bruney is girardi’s new boy toy now that ransom is gone and coke has gastritis

  871. 100 pitches of fun... September 22nd, 2009 at 12:06 am

    Molina better not be on deck…

  872. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 22nd, 2009 at 12:06 am

    Ahhhhhh, CB, you are on a roll tonight. Very well done, sir.

  873. Carl September 22nd, 2009 at 12:06 am

    # Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter’s Sock September 22nd, 2009 at 12:06 am

    Maybe Brian Bruney just needs a new number

    on a new team

  874. JPugsly77 September 22nd, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Should have some pinch hitters ready…Melky is like 2 of his last 40…

  875. DC September 22nd, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Who stinks more, Bruney or Joba?

  876. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Matsui would be a GREAT pinch hitter for Molina!!!

  877. XLJ September 22nd, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Girardi should of used Marte for Morales. Morales doesn’t really hit many homers from the right side.

  878. G. Love September 22nd, 2009 at 12:07 am

    I hope Bruney’s 99 jersey will become like the Traveling Pants in that movie.

  879. Pepitone September 22nd, 2009 at 12:08 am

    Well, if this was a couple of weeks ago, I would say this game is still not over, but now?

    This game is over.

    For the life of me I do not understand what Girardi is trying to prove. Bruney is not able to do the job this year, period. Give it a rest, Joe, maybe he’ll be better next year. But, stop with Bruney in close games, it’s irritating and unnecessary.

  880. JPugsly77 September 22nd, 2009 at 12:08 am

    Why is Abledaejo warming up…JOE WE ARE DOWN 3 RUNS NOT A TOUCHDOWN…

  881. Derwood Morris September 22nd, 2009 at 12:08 am

    give the Alex home run right back. And we wonder why we lose all the time in Anaheim.

    Bruney should never see the mound in September.

    And, hey, look – Melky Cabrera made an out.

  882. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 12:08 am

    G. Love
    September 22nd, 2009 at 12:07 am
    I hope Bruney’s 99 jersey will become like the Traveling Pants in that movie.
    ******

    You want it to be shared by 4 teenage girls???

  883. CB September 22nd, 2009 at 12:08 am

    “Aceves has to be saved because he can pitch more than an inning. Bruney can’t pitch more than an inning so he can be used in the 7th.”

    In the long run, we are all dead when Brian Bruney is pitching.

  884. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 22nd, 2009 at 12:08 am

    good call Erica.

  885. J i m September 22nd, 2009 at 12:08 am

    Angel -

    I did take a hint. Pete is a Red Sox fan. :) I take it from the source. Not everyone on here dislikes my posts.

    This Angels team is like every other years Angels team. They are sickening. Looks like Kendry Morales came to play this series, just not last week against another AL East team.

    Yeah, Bruney is a joke. His fastball to a home run hitter is a home run. But Paul Byrd’s straight 88 mph fastball was not a home run to these same hitters last week.

  886. 100 pitches of fun... September 22nd, 2009 at 12:09 am

    Pathetic at bat. Melky just slaps away at anything. Gardner needs to play the next couple of games.

  887. GGBG (Magic Number: 8) September 22nd, 2009 at 12:09 am

    So Matsui leads the majors in RBI vs. Lefties…14/26 HR against Lefties…so they sat him tonight.

    Good call!

  888. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 12:09 am

    Erica – always OPPC
    September 22nd, 2009 at 12:07 am
    Matsui would be a GREAT pinch hitter for Molina!!!
    ****

    Joe Girardi Agreed :lol:

    Erica – 1

  889. BigSix September 22nd, 2009 at 12:09 am

    Wow Melky looks like he’s swatting at a bowling ball with a broomstick.

    He can’t drive it at all.

    I think Gardner is working his way into a postseason start or two.

  890. Carl September 22nd, 2009 at 12:09 am

    If he goes deep Ima smash my face against the wall

  891. Prime September 22nd, 2009 at 12:09 am

    Yeah that makes sense. Sit the guy who hits lefties best for Molina.

  892. JPugsly77 September 22nd, 2009 at 12:09 am

    SEE YA!

  893. GGBG (Magic Number: 8) September 22nd, 2009 at 12:09 am

    MATSUI!

  894. Carl September 22nd, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Are you kidding me wth Joe he should be starting at dh today you idiot.

  895. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Erica – always OPPC
    September 22nd, 2009 at 12:09 am
    Erica – always OPPC
    September 22nd, 2009 at 12:07 am
    Matsui would be a GREAT pinch hitter for Molina!!!

    *****

    Memo to Yankee Management-

    I am for hire :-)

  896. nature boy September 22nd, 2009 at 12:10 am

    thanks hideki bigger thanks to girardi/bruney

  897. RS September 22nd, 2009 at 12:10 am

    If only Bruney didn’t give up that insurance run…

  898. 100 pitches of fun... September 22nd, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Nice job Matsui!! Too bad he only took back what Bruney gave up.

  899. GGBG (Magic Number: 8) September 22nd, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Carl

    JPG or it didn’t happen.

  900. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! September 22nd, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Perhaps Matsui should have started this game…

    Let’s Go Yanks!!!!

  901. S.A.--Serenity Now September 22nd, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Matsui!

  902. BigSix September 22nd, 2009 at 12:10 am

    How ya like that PH homerun, Scioscia?

  903. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 22nd, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Matsui, just picking up the slack.

  904. Trevor (Super Mario) September 22nd, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Now bringing in Bruney looms large. Thanks Joe.

  905. Jeremy September 22nd, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Now if Girardi didn’t bring in Bruney this would be a one run game.

  906. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Carl
    September 22nd, 2009 at 12:09 am
    If he goes deep Ima smash my face against the wall
    *****

    How much did it hurt????

  907. Benny Blanco September 22nd, 2009 at 12:10 am

    well it would have been 3-2.

  908. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 22nd, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Too bad Girardi gave up on the game. Heres to hoping he doesnt put him back in for the next inning. Maybe they will have a chance of holding the score and coming back

  909. BigSix September 22nd, 2009 at 12:10 am

    how do you spell scoscia?

    scoscia
    scoiscia
    scioscia
    sciosca
    sosha

  910. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 22nd, 2009 at 12:11 am

    Sad that the Matsui card had to be played with the bases empty.

    Can our once-again circular lineup complete one rotation?

  911. islesfan September 22nd, 2009 at 12:11 am

    Nice job Matsui, cutting it to a manageable 1 run deficit! Oh wait, Bruney sucks and it’s just back to 2 runs.

    God I hate Bruney.

  912. G. Love September 22nd, 2009 at 12:11 am

    For all the blind faith optimists out there I just want to go on record as saying as I do believe that Matsui is going to carry this team through the post season and win a series MVP along the way.

  913. J i m September 22nd, 2009 at 12:11 am

    Joe is trying to develop some postseason arms he can rely upon.

    OBviously, Bruney can never be relied upon, but he is trying to give him confidence, of which Bruney can never have.

  914. JPugsly77 September 22nd, 2009 at 12:11 am

    Bloop and a blast time…

  915. nature boy September 22nd, 2009 at 12:11 am

    maybe if we take the lead edwar set-up man melancon closer?

  916. J i m September 22nd, 2009 at 12:11 am

    how do you spell scioscia -

    Red Sox. That is how

  917. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 22nd, 2009 at 12:11 am

    The source is the one thats deleting your posts and if I recall correctly asked you not to post again. Seriously delusional.

  918. randy l. September 22nd, 2009 at 12:11 am

    “Maybe Brian Bruney just needs a new number”

    how about a great big zero ?

  919. 100 pitches of fun... September 22nd, 2009 at 12:12 am

    Let’s go Yankees!!!!

  920. islesfan September 22nd, 2009 at 12:12 am

    Maybe Girardi can put Edwar in so the Angels can really put this game out of reach.

  921. Carl September 22nd, 2009 at 12:12 am

    Erica – always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Carl
    September 22nd, 2009 at 12:09 am
    If he goes deep Ima smash my face against the wall
    *****

    How much did it hurt????

    I’ll meet Joe G in NY and smash his face in under the Paulie banner for sitting Matsui today.

  922. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 12:12 am

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive)
    September 22nd, 2009 at 12:08 am
    good call Erica.
    ****

    Thank you very much :-)

  923. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 22nd, 2009 at 12:13 am

    Randy, a 0 might work perfect for him. And it’s not retired so he should be game.

  924. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 12:13 am

    Carl
    September 22nd, 2009 at 12:12 am
    Erica – always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Carl
    September 22nd, 2009 at 12:09 am
    If he goes deep Ima smash my face against the wall
    *****

    How much did it hurt????

    I’ll meet Joe G in NY and smash his face in under the Paulie banner for sitting Matsui today.
    *****

    Ummm… ouch!

  925. JPugsly77 September 22nd, 2009 at 12:13 am

    You think we see Fuentes in the 9th???

  926. 100 pitches of fun... September 22nd, 2009 at 12:14 am

    It is soo frustrating how many guys they left on base in this game. They also had the lead off guy on base in 4 or so innings.

  927. BigSix September 22nd, 2009 at 12:14 am

    Did Darren Oliver start a 1996 ALDS game against us?

  928. NYY626 - Go Andy! September 22nd, 2009 at 12:15 am

    So its up to tex and alex…

  929. BigSix September 22nd, 2009 at 12:16 am

    Are the WB commercials intentionally campy, or are they just bad?

  930. J i m September 22nd, 2009 at 12:16 am

    I wonder if they will put in Fuentes in the 9th?

    Angel -

    Pete is a Red Sox fan. Because my posts are so anti-Red Sox, he does not like them, banned me. I refuse to bow down to the requests and insults of a Red Sox fan. Simple.

  931. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 22nd, 2009 at 12:16 am

    A new number is not enough for Bruney.

    He needs the full-on Witless Protection Program.

  932. JPugsly77 September 22nd, 2009 at 12:16 am

    I was just looking over Boston’s schedule for this month, they have absolutely played NO ONE…and they have been home alot. It’s eight games right now, it could be as low as 4 games when they come to town…the team is going to be fine, its the late summer-fall slump…this team is legit…

  933. 100 pitches of fun... September 22nd, 2009 at 12:16 am

    Maybe Rick Reed can umpire the 9th inning to help us out…

  934. CB September 22nd, 2009 at 12:17 am

    Someone’s pin has fallen off.

    A wilted flower of aluminum.

    Oxidizing in a puddle of salt tears in SF.

  935. Jobamania September 22nd, 2009 at 12:18 am

    albaladejo to face abreu/vlad/hunter?

    is this a joke? we are only down 2 runs against FUENTES, what the .

  936. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 22nd, 2009 at 12:18 am

    looks like Alba will be in line for the win when the Yanks come back in the 9th!

  937. 100 pitches of fun... September 22nd, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Saunders will probably go for the complete game. Or their set up man whatever his name is will start the 9th. They haven’t used Fuentes against righties, for good reason.

  938. JPugsly77 September 22nd, 2009 at 12:18 am

    WHy is Abalidelejo out there???? this makes about 0 sense…shouldn’t Marte face Abreu anyways??? what is Joe doing this guy is a AAA pitcher…

  939. randy l. September 22nd, 2009 at 12:19 am

    …actually bruney is so bad double zero would be even better .

  940. Pepitone September 22nd, 2009 at 12:19 am

    where are my posts?????

  941. Carl September 22nd, 2009 at 12:19 am

    Jobamania September 22nd, 2009 at 12:18 am

    albaladejo to face abreu/vlad/hunter?

    is this a joke? we are only down 2 runs against FUENTES, what the .

    Albalamania

  942. Jobamania September 22nd, 2009 at 12:19 am

    Jepsen is their setup man, and he is damn good. Angels closer of the future

  943. Johnny D. September 22nd, 2009 at 12:19 am

    Why the hell does Bruney still get used? Girardi is such a joke when it comes to trusting people. He gives up a HR in every outing.

  944. JZ September 22nd, 2009 at 12:19 am

    LOL

    double zero is cool.

  945. 100 pitches of fun... September 22nd, 2009 at 12:19 am

    I am very surprised Girardi didn’t bring in Marte to face Abreu.

  946. XLJ September 22nd, 2009 at 12:20 am

    Joe going to Albaledejo in 8th is a very strange move. Even if Albaledejo doesn’t give up a run it is the wrong move to bring in someone who will not even be on the postseason roster.

  947. CB September 22nd, 2009 at 12:20 am

    Thank goodness for Prussian aristocratic theorists.

    Otherwise we’d have to face the old saw that strategy is art and tactics science.

    And using Albaladejo to face the heart of the Angels order pure mysticism.

  948. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 12:20 am

    Erica wants sleep
    Wants to go to bed happy
    Can Yankees come back???

    (We don’t haiku enough anymore)

  949. lets go twins September 22nd, 2009 at 12:20 am

    Just a question. But, why is Melky the starting CF come playoff time? Both offensively and defensively Gardner seems to be the better player right now. Also, with Gardner’s speed he can get a lot of cheap hits off guys like Beckett, Lester, Lackey, Verlander, etc. And please do not say Melky has a great arm b/c to be honest everytime he seems to air it out this year his accuracy has been dreadful.

  950. JZ September 22nd, 2009 at 12:20 am

    I guess Joe feels OK right now since Sox lost tonight.

  951. Pepitone September 22nd, 2009 at 12:21 am

    I posted about 3 or 4 times about this nutcase “jim” and why is he still on this board when Pete supposedly banned him.

    Hey, Pete, wake up, you’re deleting mine and letting his go through?

  952. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 22nd, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Alba looked more intimidating on the mound with raccoon eyes.

  953. Jobamania September 22nd, 2009 at 12:21 am

    i rather seen IAN bleepin KENNEDY out there than this slob albaladejo

  954. Jeremy September 22nd, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Girardi has made plenty of mistakes in this game. Now he has Alba when hughes should have been in there before Bruney. It seems that Joe is giving this game away.

  955. JPugsly77 September 22nd, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Hope Robertson gets some work in this series we need him back badly…and there is vlad smacking ALBA…Joe figure it out…maybe a closed door meeting tomorrow…we look bad…

  956. kkm September 22nd, 2009 at 12:21 am

    is there a reason we’re not seeing Phil Hughes right now?

  957. GreenBeret7 September 22nd, 2009 at 12:22 am

    Danger, Will Robinson. Hunter’s Big trouble here.

  958. Benny Blanco September 22nd, 2009 at 12:22 am

    vlad hits anything.

  959. Carl September 22nd, 2009 at 12:22 am

    kkm September 22nd, 2009 at 12:21 am

    is there a reason we’re not seeing Phil Hughes right now?

    Because we gon’ lose

  960. 100 pitches of fun... September 22nd, 2009 at 12:22 am

    It would be nice to keep the game at 4-2.

  961. Wow. September 22nd, 2009 at 12:23 am

    “Pete is a Red Sox fan. Because my posts are so anti-Red Sox, he does not like them, banned me. I refuse to bow down to the requests and insults of a Red Sox fan. Simple.”

    Your lack of respect shows who you really are, Jim. Good luck to you… you’re not endearing.

  962. Jobamania September 22nd, 2009 at 12:23 am

    im befuddled
    girardi needs to stop using this book of only using setup men/closers when you are tied or winning.

    NEWSFLASH, down 2 runs is a winnable game

  963. Trevor (Super Mario) September 22nd, 2009 at 12:23 am

    “is there a reason we’re not seeing Phil Hughes right now?”

    They don’t have a lead. You know the drill.

  964. nature boy September 22nd, 2009 at 12:24 am

    so yeah the red sox lost, but aren’t they contending for hfa with the team they are facing?

  965. JPugsly77 September 22nd, 2009 at 12:24 am

    He could have even used MO this inning considering he needs work…its pretty much the reason he looked so shoddy in Seattle at the end…the cutter needs repetition.

  966. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 22nd, 2009 at 12:24 am

    Yes, faith has been lost
    Bruney Believer no more
    pin pricks hurt too much

  967. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 22nd, 2009 at 12:24 am

    Pep, it might just be getting caught in the spam filter?

  968. GreenBeret7 September 22nd, 2009 at 12:24 am

    I’m not sure that I’d bring in Bruney or Albaladejo into the game, but, I sure as Hell wouldn’t bring Hughes into the 7th inning, down by two runs.

  969. Pepitone September 22nd, 2009 at 12:24 am

    Hey, CB, stop sniffin that glue!

  970. Derwood Morris September 22nd, 2009 at 12:25 am

    I’ll be very surprised if Juan Heavyfoot Rivera does not get an rbi single here. Let’s see is Johnny Boy shocks me…

  971. Wang IS Taiwan September 22nd, 2009 at 12:25 am

    I have a terrible feeling that Girardi is going to managing us right out of a 27th WS if he has the chance.

  972. 100 pitches of fun... September 22nd, 2009 at 12:25 am

    Even though Fuentes is ready. I highly doubt he is starting the inning.

  973. Jobamania September 22nd, 2009 at 12:25 am

    hopefully rivera smacks one out of the yard

  974. Jobamania September 22nd, 2009 at 12:26 am

    lol who didnt see that one coming? so close to out of the yard.

    Great job JOE G

  975. JPugsly77 September 22nd, 2009 at 12:26 am

    thanks joe…freakin idiot

  976. Derwood Morris September 22nd, 2009 at 12:26 am

    greenberet – and why would you not bring in our second best reliever in a 2-run game in the 8th inning? Interested to hear your thoughts.

  977. David Cone's Camera Face September 22nd, 2009 at 12:26 am

    we can’t win with these scrubs pitching. not in close games.

  978. 100 pitches of fun... September 22nd, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Well there goes yet another tack on run. Have to love the 2 out hits.

  979. Jobamania September 22nd, 2009 at 12:27 am

    lol rivera benched.

    soth is pissed

  980. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 22nd, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Mr. Girardi – u got some splainin to do!

  981. Josh September 22nd, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Joe is saving his bullpen for a more meaningful game obviously having no faith in the Yankee offense to come back in this game which is why he put in scrubs like Bruney and Albaladumdum

  982. nature boy September 22nd, 2009 at 12:27 am

    joe girardi good-hearted christian faith in AAA bullpen bums FAIL

  983. J i m September 22nd, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Looks like Rivera was not going to trot to the dugout after a strikeout like he trotted after the game ending Alex G hit the other night.

    We can still come back.

  984. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 22nd, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Man, is anyone going to stop the bleeding?

  985. zmaster September 22nd, 2009 at 12:27 am

    the yankees don’t WANT this game

  986. JPugsly77 September 22nd, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Ok, Joe you can change pitchers mid-inning if necessary…

  987. 100 pitches of fun... September 22nd, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Pitching garbage in the late innings have killed any chance they had. Girardi is managing this like another spring training game.

  988. Pepitone September 22nd, 2009 at 12:28 am

    Yankees score a run, then Joe puts in a pitcher that is sure to give up a run, or two, or three, or four …

  989. haiku-man September 22nd, 2009 at 12:28 am

    Why does the Yankees hit a brick wall with this team?
    Bringing in Bruney was like waving the ought red flag.

    This is sickening to watch,thank goodness KC took care of the Sawx.

  990. Kevin K September 22nd, 2009 at 12:28 am

    Juan Rivera is a dog. Didn’t hustle to dive to make the third out of the RedSox game, and should have been on 3rd. Dog!

  991. Derwood Morris September 22nd, 2009 at 12:28 am

    Tex will probably hit a solo home run in the 9th and then another reliever can give the run back in the bottom of the….oh, wait…..

  992. kkm September 22nd, 2009 at 12:28 am

    “They don’t have a lead. You know the drill.”

    I do know the drill, just wish Joe didn’t

  993. lets go twins September 22nd, 2009 at 12:29 am

    Girardi managed this game very strange from the beginning and you would think with Gaudin going tomorrow he would want to ensure a win today by using your best relievers. A 2 run lead against their bullpen with this offense is nothing.

    Also, on the Matsui thing that I did not see anyone mention. If the Yankees face Saunders in the playoffs is Joe really going to sit Matsui in favor of Jose Molina (this is reminiscent of getting Cody Ransom in the lineup btw)? Why not give Matsui the chance to see Saunders now?

    I have not had to say this much this year, but very very poor job by Mr. Girardi today.

  994. JZ September 22nd, 2009 at 12:29 am

    Joe wants to save the best for last.
    LOL

    what an idiot.

  995. Jobamania September 22nd, 2009 at 12:29 am

    girardi is the master at resting players so much that when it comes time to use them they are rusty

  996. Wang IS Taiwan September 22nd, 2009 at 12:29 am

    I guess it’s more important to Joe to let the AAAA guys feel good about themselves than for us to actually win the game.

    What a shame. This was a lost opportunity.

  997. Yanks_Fan September 22nd, 2009 at 12:29 am

    If this are tryouts for the bullpen in the postseason, Im afraid we will carry only a few pitchers. LOL

  998. Jeremy September 22nd, 2009 at 12:29 am

    If Girardi continues this approach in the playoffs he will be fired.

  999. 100 pitches of fun... September 22nd, 2009 at 12:30 am

    I know Girardi has got them to 95 wins. Blah, blah but he makes a ton of weird moves.

  1000. Carl September 22nd, 2009 at 12:30 am

    And then you sit Matsui and start Molina at catcher. Anyone on this board can catch Pettitte. How can you say this is a big series Joe but you don’t manage like its one. Pete Ask him that please.

  1001. XLJ September 22nd, 2009 at 12:30 am

    Offense takes a huge hit too Saunders came into this game with a 4.75 era. And all they can do is hit two solo homeruns. They cant string together runs.

    I thought Aceves should of been used in the 8th if you were not going to bring in Hughes down 2.

  1002. JPugsly77 September 22nd, 2009 at 12:30 am

    Now boarding, charter flight #27: Brian Cashman

  1003. CB September 22nd, 2009 at 12:30 am

    “Hey, CB, stop sniffin that glue!”

    These past two innings have been like watching a slow motion accident.

    There was simply no doubt that the Angels would score against Bruney and Alabalawful.

    Yet they pitched anyway.

    This is a replay of the bull pen from early in the season when the pen was awful. Same personnel.

    And it’s the managers’s active decision to utilize his 40 man roster in this fashion.

    What’s there to say?

    What kind of message does that send to the offense in a game they’re down by 1 run and then 2 runs set up to face the horrendous Brian Fuentes with three RH power hitters lined up to face him?

    Back to prussia…

  1004. JPugsly77 September 22nd, 2009 at 12:31 am

    I have seen MO, once in 15 games it seems…

  1005. Trevor (Super Mario) September 22nd, 2009 at 12:32 am

    This game seemed to be managed like it’s a ten game lead on the lost side. Very odd.

  1006. Kevin K September 22nd, 2009 at 12:32 am

    This wasn’t a lost opportunity. They are hitting lame right now. A lost opportunity would be if the Yankees actually hit the ball out of the infield (besides ARod and Matsui).

  1007. J i m September 22nd, 2009 at 12:32 am

    And a cheap strike. What a joke.

  1008. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 12:32 am

    baserunners
    baserunners
    baserunners

    (I thought I would take the beetlejuice approach)

  1009. Carl September 22nd, 2009 at 12:32 am

    Great at bat Tex

  1010. Pepitone September 22nd, 2009 at 12:32 am

    Jeremy
    September 22nd, 2009 at 12:29 am
    If Girardi continues this approach in the playoffs he will be fired.
    ======================

    And rightly so, because they won’t make it past the first round with these types of decisions.

    My only guess is he’s trying to save the other guys for more “meaningful” games later. That’s as far as my thinking takes me.

    Other than that, I have no clue what he’s trying to accomplish here.

  1011. Benny Blanco September 22nd, 2009 at 12:32 am

    BALL FOUR!!!

  1012. XLJ September 22nd, 2009 at 12:33 am

    I thought it was odd he brought in Albaledejo in the 8th. I didn’t think it was that odd using Bruney in the 7th. You had no Coke/Robertson so he has been using Bruney in that role. But I thought for sure he would of brought in Marte in the 8th to face Abreu and then maybe went to Aceves.

  1013. G. Love September 22nd, 2009 at 12:33 am

    Who else wants Kate Hudson to dress like Glenn Close in The Natural for the post season?

  1014. Jeremy September 22nd, 2009 at 12:33 am

    Girardi needs to start using players more instead of giving them so much rest. If the players are rusty in October all that rest wouldn’t have helped.

  1015. Scared of the Wall September 22nd, 2009 at 12:33 am

    Girardi basically conceded the game by throwing Bruney and Alba out there. The game was still in reach before Bruney was in there.

    It is mind-boggling that Bruney is STILL thrown out there in close games when he can’t even handle pitching in blowouts….

  1016. islesfan September 22nd, 2009 at 12:33 am

    Can Girardi let us know when he considers games to be important again so we know whether it’s worth watching or not? You know, games where Bruney and Albaladejo aren’t going to be the first arms out of the bullpen to pour gasoline on the fire.

  1017. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 22nd, 2009 at 12:33 am

    Our only chance to win this game is if the Czarina dies…

  1018. Wang IS Taiwan September 22nd, 2009 at 12:33 am

    Look at that — Scioscia (sp) plays to win. Knows we hit Fuentes well. Wish Joe didn’t have so many disparate agendas going on with him.

    Just focus on winning, Joe. Come on.

  1019. haiku-man September 22nd, 2009 at 12:33 am

    Another night of nothing from Tex,the supposed MVP.

  1020. jake [THANKS FOR bringing back shelley] September 22nd, 2009 at 12:33 am

    we….SUCK!

    CANT BEAT THE GOOD TEAMS….and we wonder why we havnt won since ’00…THEY NEED TO F****N WAKE UP!

  1021. 100 pitches of fun... September 22nd, 2009 at 12:34 am

    Thank you for giving up the 2 extra runs….

  1022. Carl September 22nd, 2009 at 12:34 am

    Wouldn’t it be nice to have Matsui up against Fuentes! Thanks Joe G!

  1023. JPugsly77 September 22nd, 2009 at 12:34 am

    Maybe an unconventional thing to do, would be to rest all the everyday players tomorrow…they just look gassed out there…at this point we have hit in what seems like a week….

  1024. Derwood Morris September 22nd, 2009 at 12:34 am

    Unfortunately watching the game on cbssportsline….can anyone give some good analysis on Andy’s performance? That’s the most important part of tonight’s game.

    thanks.

  1025. NYY626 - Go Andy! September 22nd, 2009 at 12:34 am

    posada to tie this game.

  1026. kkm September 22nd, 2009 at 12:34 am

    swisher homer ties it, oh wait…

  1027. lets go twins September 22nd, 2009 at 12:34 am

    The only guy who should be reserved to pitching ONLY in tie games and with a lead is the closer. Since when did that rule apply to the 8th inning guy. Hughes should be pitching in any big game when the Yankees are within striking distance (as long as he has not pitched too much recently) If the Yankees are down 1 or 2 runs in the 8th inning in the playoffs Hughes better be in there.

  1028. 100 pitches of fun... September 22nd, 2009 at 12:34 am

    The bats have to get out of this funk. This is 2 bad starters in a row that they have not hit. If they want to win tomorrow they are going to have to score runs. Gaudin tends to give up a lot of home runs and I can see tomorrow being 1 of those days.

  1029. Pepitone September 22nd, 2009 at 12:35 am

    CB – “Back to prussia…”

    No, no, no, I’ll do anything, please, no … Arrrrrrrrrgggggggghhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!

  1030. nature boy September 22nd, 2009 at 12:35 am

    i think girardi is bridge jumping with these moves tonight

  1031. randy l. September 22nd, 2009 at 12:35 am

    fuentes in .

    that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

  1032. JZ September 22nd, 2009 at 12:35 am

    who’s gonna be Yankee’s manager in 2010?

  1033. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 22nd, 2009 at 12:36 am

    “Who else wants Kate Hudson to dress like Glenn Close in The Natural for the post season?”

    only if Bruney plays the role of the bat boy..

    I can hear Alex now… “pick me out a good one Brian”

  1034. 100 pitches of fun... September 22nd, 2009 at 12:36 am

    Fuentes having an easy inning will just add to the frustrating game. This guy stinks, but they aren’t hitting right now.

  1035. Jobamania September 22nd, 2009 at 12:36 am

    how about you rest hughes and mo when we actually clinch the division. This guy needs a reality check, when the team is in a slide you’re suppose to put you’re best team out there, not mop up crew.

    It was stupid to start molina when andy works very well with posada, if anything start him tomorrow when gaudin could actually use some help behind the plate. It was stupider to send out bruney in a 2 run game, it was just ATROCIOUS to send out albaladejo for the 8th inning

  1036. CB September 22nd, 2009 at 12:36 am

    Can we send Bruney and Fuentes to Saint Helena?

  1037. jake September 22nd, 2009 at 12:36 am

    They need to do something before playoffs start or we’re not going to last.

  1038. islesfan September 22nd, 2009 at 12:37 am

    This team seriously needs to show some fire again. They’ve rested enough the last 3-4 weeks. They should be using these games against the Angels and Red Sox to get their edge back and build up their confidence against teams they might see in October. Enough of this Bruney and Albaladejo garbage in meaningful games. They’ve both proven that they stink and can’t be trusted, so stop trusting them!!

  1039. 100 pitches of fun... September 22nd, 2009 at 12:37 am

    They have to be patient….

  1040. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 12:37 am

    Its $1,000 to reserve a post season suite!

  1041. Carl September 22nd, 2009 at 12:37 am

    Fail

  1042. NYY626 - Go Andy! September 22nd, 2009 at 12:37 am

    way to tease us swish

  1043. Reacher September 22nd, 2009 at 12:37 am

    Both Bruney and Albaladejo? Seems like Girardi has treated this as a “throw-a-way” game given the Sawx loss!! Seems most unlikely given Joe’s general approach, but????

  1044. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! September 22nd, 2009 at 12:37 am

    Almost…

  1045. JPugsly77 September 22nd, 2009 at 12:37 am

    dammit, that ball was ripped…

  1046. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 22nd, 2009 at 12:37 am

    I’ve never seen so many hard hit balls on the track by the Yankees in a game…

  1047. PL September 22nd, 2009 at 12:37 am

    that tease puts an end to a terrible night

  1048. islesfan September 22nd, 2009 at 12:37 am

    Jesus Christ, this ballpark is playing like Citifield. You need a freaking driver to hit one out.

  1049. 100 pitches of fun... September 22nd, 2009 at 12:37 am

    I feel like throwing something at the tv. Just unreal.

  1050. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 22nd, 2009 at 12:38 am

    Erica, someone shoot Pete an email about getting that suite. He pays 80 we pay 20..I would be game for it.

  1051. Jobamania September 22nd, 2009 at 12:38 am

    damn, had rivera been out there that may have been a double

  1052. Trevor (Super Mario) September 22nd, 2009 at 12:39 am

    The managing made 0 sense. Matsui supposedly didn’t start because Saunders is a lefty but he pinch hits later and hit a HR. :| Matsui must have bad numbers against him for him not to start. There’s Joe reading the numbers again.
    Bringing in Bruney in a 2 run game in the 7th in what was deemed as an “important series”? SMH

  1053. Derwood Morris September 22nd, 2009 at 12:39 am

    yeah, it’s Mark Teixeira’s fault.

    idiot.

  1054. JPugsly77 September 22nd, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Can we got off the west coast already, these games are annoying as heck.

  1055. igotid88 September 22nd, 2009 at 12:39 am

    we missed 2 hr’s by a bit.

  1056. haiku-man September 22nd, 2009 at 12:39 am

    There was some discussion about Saunders being worst than Andy.
    The guy is still pitching in the 9th,against,ahem,the best team in baseball.

  1057. NYY626 - Go Andy! September 22nd, 2009 at 12:39 am

    how many people can fit in a suite?

  1058. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter’s Sock
    September 22nd, 2009 at 12:38 am
    Erica, someone shoot Pete an email about getting that suite. He pays 80 we pay 20..I would be game for it.
    *****

    LOL- I think we would need to pay the full amount but get a collection.

    Its $1,000 deposit and then the rep contacts you. It may still be more

  1059. Benny Blanco September 22nd, 2009 at 12:40 am

    lets see if we can hit with 2outs

  1060. Carl September 22nd, 2009 at 12:40 am

    haiku-man September 22nd, 2009 at 12:39 am

    There was some discussion about Saunders being worst than Andy.
    The guy is still pitching in the 9th,against,ahem,the best team in baseball.

    Welcome to the Yankees playing in Anahiem

  1061. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 12:40 am

    NYY626 – Go Andy!
    September 22nd, 2009 at 12:39 am
    how many people can fit in a suite?
    *****

    28-60

  1062. JZ September 22nd, 2009 at 12:40 am

    WC games really suck

  1063. Abdababdaserser September 22nd, 2009 at 12:41 am

    Oh good, Cano with RISP. I feel comfortable.

  1064. JPugsly77 September 22nd, 2009 at 12:41 am

    Ok, so Cano is up…turn the lights off and go home…

  1065. nature boy September 22nd, 2009 at 12:41 am

    ahh RISP

  1066. YankeeKid September 22nd, 2009 at 12:41 am

    Cano: Goat or Hero???

  1067. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 22nd, 2009 at 12:41 am

    If its on a day I dont have class, I would be game.

  1068. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 22nd, 2009 at 12:41 am

    Pete the Boston Glober is going to pay for LoHud readers to rent a suite? Hmmmmmm.

  1069. Derwood Morris September 22nd, 2009 at 12:41 am

    come on Robbie, just pop one.

  1070. 100 pitches of fun... September 22nd, 2009 at 12:41 am

    Cano will probably swing away at anything…

  1071. Scared of the Wall September 22nd, 2009 at 12:41 am

    Can’t wait for Matsui to tie the game up now… oh wait…

  1072. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 22nd, 2009 at 12:41 am

    Go deep young man, go deep.

  1073. CB September 22nd, 2009 at 12:41 am

    Brian Fuentes has the most saves in the AL.

    What a stat saves are.

  1074. YankeeKid September 22nd, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Oh, sorry…men on base..Cano is out.

  1075. JPugsly77 September 22nd, 2009 at 12:42 am

    If he walks or reaches, what is Joe going to do, he can’t let Melky hit…

  1076. NYY626 - Go Andy! September 22nd, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Cano is going to do it.

    Erica, only $1000 for a suite? I doubt it…

  1077. igotid88 September 22nd, 2009 at 12:42 am

    why was bruney used and not hughes? is what i was thinking earlier.

  1078. JZ September 22nd, 2009 at 12:42 am

    they finally begin to wake up at the top of 9?

  1079. JPugsly77 September 22nd, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Ha, got love Cano…

  1080. 100 pitches of fun... September 22nd, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Terrible…

  1081. YankeeKid September 22nd, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Cano Sucks…

  1082. PL September 22nd, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Cant falt Cano for not hustling..uHHH

  1083. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 22nd, 2009 at 12:43 am

    WADDAYAKNOW WITH RISP HE BLOWS

  1084. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 12:43 am

    NYY626 – Go Andy!
    September 22nd, 2009 at 12:42 am
    Cano is going to do it.

    Erica, only $1000 for a suite? I doubt it…
    *****

    Me too. But I can’t find out the real amount without giving my credit card and making $1,000 deposit. LOL

    Oh well

  1085. Jobamania September 22nd, 2009 at 12:43 am

    not to mention that andy can actually hold runners so starting posada would have been FINE.

    IM FUMED

  1086. Benny Blanco September 22nd, 2009 at 12:43 am

    robbie is just a mess, and i hate the angels.

  1087. PL September 22nd, 2009 at 12:43 am

    # Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 22nd, 2009 at 12:43 am

    WADDAYAKNOW WITH RISP HE BLOWS

    lol i spit out my pbj right there

  1088. brian g September 22nd, 2009 at 12:43 am

    is anyone listening to john sterling?….this guy is horrible…he kills me…all he can imagine happening is a three run home run….no rallies with two outs…no single…doubles…..just homers…i hate him. i listen to him every game and i have for years and i hate him.

  1089. 100 pitches of fun... September 22nd, 2009 at 12:43 am

    I didn’t expect Cano to get a hit, but I thought maybe it was possible. Isn’t the kid finally due??!?!?!

  1090. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 22nd, 2009 at 12:43 am

    Sorry, Pat M. The magic number remains:

    http://tinyurl.com/ndvnkh

  1091. Pepitone September 22nd, 2009 at 12:44 am

    Robbie Cano is CLUTCH!!!!

    And some dopes thought he would be the next Rod Carew?

    In your dreams homeboy …

    In your dreams

  1092. Erica - always OPPC September 22nd, 2009 at 12:44 am

    Okay, I am fighting to keep my eyes open

    Good night Yankee people!

    We can discuss the luxary suite concept more when I am at work tomorrow

  1093. NYY626 - Go Andy! September 22nd, 2009 at 12:44 am

    well, at least the game was short.

  1094. Coach6423 September 22nd, 2009 at 12:44 am

    5 game lead with 11 to play folks….

  1095. Joker, The September 22nd, 2009 at 12:44 am

    Pitiful. This team is just sickening right now. They don’t deserve to win a damn thing.

  1096. brian g September 22nd, 2009 at 12:45 am

    i love cano…it wasn’t their day…damn, never is in anaheim. two games left in the series…still time to win it. let’s go!

  1097. Jeremy September 22nd, 2009 at 12:45 am

    Well at least the Sox lost. LOL

  1098. randy l. September 22nd, 2009 at 12:45 am

    well, pettitte had a decent start and the red sox lost.

    not a total loss

  1099. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 22nd, 2009 at 12:45 am

    tomorrow is another day. Lt Dan Go Dan can lead the way.

  1100. Jobamania September 22nd, 2009 at 12:45 am

    im glad we lost, girardis foolishness needs to be put in bold

  1101. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 22nd, 2009 at 12:46 am

    Good thing we won all those other games so these games aren’t crucial.

  1102. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 22nd, 2009 at 12:46 am

    Erica: The luxury suits cost between 600,000-800,000 for the season. What a joke

    Not sure what one game would cost for the playoffs. Probably might have to find a rich follower of the blog.

    Anyone?

  1103. Trevor (Super Mario) September 22nd, 2009 at 12:47 am

    I’m going to pray Cano isn’t up with the game on the line in the playoffs.
    He’s a really good hitter but he’s just not great with RISP. He’s not even decent. That’s a part of his game that needs to be fixed.

  1104. brian g September 22nd, 2009 at 12:47 am

    dude needs to see a sports therapist…envision nobody on base….and crush the ball into the gap….robinson cano style!…damn.

  1105. xoxo September 22nd, 2009 at 12:47 am

    I hate that this team is stuck with Canom,Bruney and anal Joe as mgr.

    The only thing thats this make loss beatable is that Bos lost too.

  1106. Jeremy September 22nd, 2009 at 12:48 am

    I can see the Yankees losing the next game with Gaudin pitching. This season just needs to end so they can get to the postseason.

  1107. jsbrendog September 22nd, 2009 at 12:48 am

    Girardi will cost us a title

  1108. mike September 22nd, 2009 at 12:50 am

    Ugh- mo picked a bad time to blow that one the other night. 2 and 2 is a lot better and 1-3. This team just can’t beat anaheim when it comes close to counting. Ill be happy with one win and a 4 game lead at this point.

  1109. brian g September 22nd, 2009 at 12:50 am

    still, these dudes gotta make their presence known in so cal…i grew up going to see the yankees at the big against johnny ray and wally joyner and brian downing..they seemd to get beat a lot than too….damn. it is a different time zone and it must have some alter effect on them….BURN DOWN THE BIG A!!!!!!!

  1110. nature boy September 22nd, 2009 at 12:50 am

    how could you defend girardi tonight? this game was way too close for those bullpen decisions. the best record in baseball defense is getting old, and oh yeah i forgot it is dwindling.

  1111. Yanks_Fan September 22nd, 2009 at 12:51 am

    I hate it when my favorite team goes slumping into the postseason. Still 11 games left, but man, this is the least inspiring the Yankees have played the whole season. So now that games matter more than ever, now that the Angels are getting closer to us in the HFA chase and the Red Sox are streaking, we decide to shut it down.

    Im not jumping bridges like some here, but Im not loving our end of the season play. No urgency, no fight. They may be losing close ones, but it doesn’t feel they are actually threatening. Andy pitched well enough for a win, but with no offense, what can you do? How can you open an inning with a hit only to then GIDP? Play small ball!!

    Boring and frustrating end of the season so far after such a great season…

  1112. Jeremy September 22nd, 2009 at 12:51 am

    Next year I don’t want to see Bruney, Edwar, or Alba on this team. And I don’t want to see Ransom on this team as well.

  1113. Matt17 September 22nd, 2009 at 12:54 am

    Great job coasting too early by Girardi. He will cost us the division. only saving grace is if Yankees go 5-6 over next 11. Boston needs to go 11-2 just to tiw. I do not know if the Yankees can win 5 of next 11 though.

  1114. xoxo September 22nd, 2009 at 12:54 am

    I’ll be glad when this season is over.Joe drives me crazy,with his game mgmt.

  1115. Jeremy September 22nd, 2009 at 12:55 am

    And I am sick of the Yankees always talking about not being able to win in Anaheim. Stop making excuses and beat those stupid angels. If the Sox can do it so can the Yanks.

  1116. Derwood Morris September 22nd, 2009 at 12:56 am

    frustrating loss, but 5 up with 11 to play. New day tomorrow.

  1117. xoxo September 22nd, 2009 at 12:59 am

    So glad KC helped out the Yankees,and didn’t just roll over for Bos.

  1118. Jeremy September 22nd, 2009 at 1:00 am

    Michael Kay said that Girardi said that this was a big series. He didn’t show it in this game.

  1119. xoxo September 22nd, 2009 at 1:02 am

    Cano should not bat that high up.

    Gardener should have ph for Cano,if Joe was thinking .

  1120. Ken September 22nd, 2009 at 1:16 am

    Cano sucked the entire game. How bout pinch hitting him in spots, like the 9th inning? Move him down in the order.

  1121. wanger September 22nd, 2009 at 1:18 am

    how many times does matsui need to remind Joe G that he is the guy that gets the hit when the yanks are looking foolish

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