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ALDS Game 1: Twins at Yankees

Posted by: Sam Borden - Posted in Misc on Oct 07, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

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

Pitching: LHP CC Sabathia (19-8, 3.37 regular season)

TWINS
Span CF
Cabrera SS
Mauer C
Cuddyer 1B
Kubel RF
Young LF
Harris DH
Tolbert 3B
Punto 2B

Pitching: LHP Brian Duensing (5-2, 3.64 ERA regular season)

TIME/TV: 6:07 p.m., TBS

WEATHER: October-ish. Cloudy and cool. Forecast calls for temps in the 50s tonight and windy conditions. Gusts could get up to 40 mph (though probably only towards right field and when Johnny Damon is up). The flags on top of the stadium are whipping around the stadium very, very loudly. Check out the full forecast here.

STATE OF THE STRIPES: No better or worse than anyone else since everyone is 11 wins from a title today. The Yankees did, however, get to sleep in their own beds last night while the Twins were flying east in the wee hours, so they’re certainly more rested than their opponents.

CC’S NEW BEGINNING: As good as Sabathia has been in the regular season during his career, the postseason hasn’t been nearly as productive. He’s 2-3 with a 7.92 ERA in five playoff starts and has a 10.93 ERA in losing the last three. He does have good career numbers against the Twins, though: 9-4, 1.91 ERA in his last 13 starts.

EYES ON ALEX: Alex Rodriguez has done all the right things in staying out of the spotlight this season but he won’t be able to avoid the focus now. A-Rod’s October struggles are well-documented (one homer, one RBI, 35 LOB in his last 16 playoff games) but his best Yankees postseason series was against Minnesota in 2004: 8-for-19 (.421) with 3 RBI.

NUMBERS CAN BE MISLEADING: Yes, the Yankees swept seven games from the Twins during the regular season but it wasn’t exactly domination: Four of the seven were one-run games, six of the seven were two-run games and two of the seven were extra innings. During a May series at the Stadium in the Bronx, the Yankees won three of four games with walk-off hits.

TWINKIE FILLING: The Twins won 17 of 21 to close a seven-game deficit in the final month of the season and beat out the Tigers for their fifth division title in eight years. They also won an epic 12-inning tiebreaker on Tuesday night, using six relievers over the final seven innings including star closer Joe Nathan for 1 2/3 innings.

OLD FRIENDS: Duensing was a college teammate of Joba Chamberlain’s at Nebraska. The Yankees only encounter with Duensing came in July, in his third career appearance. Pitching in relief, he allowed four runs, two hits and four walks in 2 2/3 innings of a 10-2 loss. Duensing was 5-1 with a 2.73 ERA in his nine starts this year.

IF THERE WERE WALK-TO-THE-PLATE MUSIC IN REAL LIFE, TODAY’S WOULD BE: Eye of the Tiger by Survivor. Is there a better pre-game song out there?

Back with much, much, much more later on.

UPDATE, 2:42 p.m.: First things first: It’s really windy here. Like, loud windy – flags hitting the facade, paper blowing everywhere. Joe Girardi was asked what he thought about it affecting the game and he basically said he didn’t know. He’s just happy it’s not frigid.

Here’s his press conference audio.

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UPDATE, 2:47 p.m.: Twins manager Ron Gardenhire just announced that their Game 3 starter is now TBA. Could be Carl Pavano, but he also mentioned Scott Baker as a possibility.

UPDATE, 2:55 p.m.: Here’s a picture I took of the flags above Yankee Stadium. Not a good shot, but you can see those things blowing out to right. It’s really windy here. This is Chad posting, so I don’t have as much experience in this park as some other folks, but I’m surprised at just how noticeable it is. The press box is open, and those flags are pretty loud flapping in the wind.

UPDATE, 3:19 p.m.: The Yankees are on the field and, at this moment, the captain, Derek Jeter, is in the cage. Jeter is wearing a gray hooded Yankees sweatshirt and everyone is in sleeves. It could get chilly tonight.

UPDATE, 3:23 p.m.: Don’t forget to check out John Flaherty’s analysis of the pitching match-up tonight. It’s in the post below or you can click here to go directly. Some interesting stuff to watch for in there.

UPDATE, 3:54 p.m.: I meant to mention it before, but I think the Yankees made the right call in taking Gaudin on the first-round roster. Girardi confirmed that they look at Gaudin as a primary long man, which indicates that Joba Chamberlain is an option for one-inning, big-spot duty.

UPDATE, 4:05 p.m.: Nearly 200 comments and we’re two hours from game time. You guys are coming to play tonight. Think we’ll need three posts?

UPDATE, 4:11 p.m.: Yankees are coming off the field, Twins are coming on. Girardi is standing off to the side of the batting cage doing his pregame interview with John Sterling.

UPDATE, 4:25 p.m.: Not a ton of people in the stands but that’s understandable given the time. Monument Park, on the other hand, looks absolutely packed. BTW, for those who have asked: Yes, I think Robertson is/should be ahead of Chamberlain in the bullpen pecking order; and yes, I will break up the game post if the comments become unmanageable.

UPDATE, 5:06 p.m.: The winds have (sort of) died down a little, which is to say that the flags on top of the stadium are only half-way extended instead of blown straight out. Twins are off the field and the grounds crew is raking. We’re an hour from first pitch.

UPDATE: 5:10 p.m.: Chad here. Just got back from the field where A.J. Burnett spoke briefly about the Molina/Posada decision. “It’s making me out to be the bad guy,” Burnett said. The short version is that Burnett said he’s gone to Joe Girardi in the past and told him it doesn’t matter which catcher he throws to. He’s comfortable with either one. Burnett said that when has a good game, it’s because he’s pitched well. When he has a bad game, it’s because he hasn’t pitched well. “People don’t know me here, so they don’t know how to take me,” he said. “But when I’m good, it doesn’t matter which one is behind the plate.”

UPDATE, 5:33 p.m.: CC is in the outfield, standing in front of the bullpen getting ready to warm up. We’re a half hour away.

UPDATE, 5:43 p.m.: Introductions are starting. Twins trainers and such running out on to the field now.

UPDATE, 5:45 p.m.: In an upset of 1980 U.S. hockey proportions, Carl Pavano was roundly booed when introduced. When Ron Gardenhire was introduced, he ran out and hugged Pavano before going to his spot on the line.

UPDATE, 5:47 p.m.: Upside of early starts: Kids can watch. Downside of early starts: Tons of empty seats when the home team is being introduced.

UPDATE, 5:49 p.m.: Hey, what do you know – Chien-Ming Wang is here.

UPDATE, 5:51 p.m.: Big ovations for Mo, Hughes, Tex, CC. Biggest, of course, for the Captain.

UPDATE, 6 p.m.: Admiral Eric Olson, Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, just threw out the first pitch. We’re minutes away.

UPDATE, 6:05 p.m.: CC warming up to “Big Poppa,” beloved song of the LoHud Yankees Blog.

UPDATE, 6:07 p.m.: And we’re off. Sixty-two degrees at first pitch. Enjoy the ride, everyone.

UPDATE, 6:11 p.m.: FYI, the wind at first pitch is officially listed as 24 mph and out to RF.

UPDATE, 6:13 p.m.: I thought it was Burnett and Posada who weren’t on the same page; Posada looked crossed up on the passed ball.

UPDATE, 6:15 p.m.: Nasty slider to Mauer, who is now 5-of-24 with 10 strikeouts against Sabathia.

UPDATE, 6:18 p.m.: No damage done as Cuddyer skies to center. Seats are starting to fill in now and the crowd is juiced.

UPDATE, 6:21 p.m.: Sometimes it feels like Jeter will someday lead off an over-50 softball game with a hit. He just doesn’t know how to do anything else.

UPDATE, 6:25 p.m.: Just for context: Jeter was 95-for-244 (.389) when leading off any inning this season, with seven homers, 16 doubles and 17 walks. That’s pretty good.

UPDATE, 6:28 p.m.: Of course A-Rod’s first AB would come with a man on base. Might as well get the first one out of the way early.

UPDATE, 6:31 p.m.: Soft fly to right. Inning over. That’s 36 LOB in Alex’s last 17 postseason games (including tonight).

UPDATE, 6:34 p.m.: (Josh here) I talked to Twins GM Bill Smith before the game. He said the decision of who to pitch in Game 3 lies with Gardenhire, but here are his thoughts on the Idle one: “He’s healthy. Carl Pavano, since we got him, has been phenomenal. He has taken the ball. He has pitched well,” Smith said. He then added: “He’s pitched. He’s healthy. He’s strong. And he’s going to pitch in this series.

As I mentioned to Sam and Chad before here on press row, don’t be surprised if Baker, the Twins best pitcher, throws Game 3 and then Pavano replaces Dunsing in Game 4. The club obviously preferred Pavano, who started on Sunday on short rest over Dunsing. Of course, Dunsing could change a few things by tossing a gem tonight.

UPDATE, 6:41 p.m.: Remember what Flaherty said earlier today? CC isn’t falling off the mound on his follow-through at all. He’s landing straight down the middle and his slider is nasty; all four strikeouts so far have come on that pitch.

UPDATE, 6:50 p.m.: That was an Andy-esque hook from Duenseng to get Cano. He’s thrown 30 pitches through two and isn’t looking much rattled by the situation.

UPDATE, 6:58 p.m.: Only fitting that the Yankees get a double-play there since Sabathia got a terrible call on a strike – that somehow wasn’t – to Punto.

UPDATE: 7:04 p.m.: This lineup might not be terrifying, but Mauer and Cuddyer can hit. A bigger concern for the Yankees, Sabathia and Posada were clearly not on the same page on that pitch to Kubel. That’s another passed ball and a 2-0 Twins lead. Sabathia has thrown 64 pitches.

UPDATE, 7:14 p.m.: And the Yankees are right back in it as the Captain delivers. That was a smoked liner over left field fence on a 1-0 pitch and it’s 2-2. That was Jeter’s 18th career postseason home run, 10th in the ALDS. The 18 homers tie Jeter with Mickey Mantle and Reggie Jackson for third all-time.

UPDATE, 7:21 p.m.: And Alex swings at a breaking ball in the dirt for strike three. The LOB count is at 37. Meanwhile, you guys are approaching four-digit comments. We’re going to a second thread shortly.

UPDATE, 7:29 p.m.: First clean inning of the night for CC. He’s at 76 pitches through four.

UPDATE, 7:31 p.m.: They just played the subway race on the big screen. I was pulling for the 5 train. … This is Chad, by the way.

UPDATE, 7:35 p.m.: And we just broke through the wall into a second thread.

 
 

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1,070 Responses to “ALDS Game 1: Twins at Yankees”

  1. Brett GODner October 7th, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    CC roughed up!
    True post season form!

  2. Harry G October 7th, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    Wow. It’s finally here…
    Go Yanks!

  3. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    IF THERE WERE WALK-TO-THE-PLATE MUSIC IN REAL LIFE, TODAY’S WOULD BE: Eye of the Tiger by Survivor. Is there a better pre-game song out there?

    ****

    That was playing on Sirius about 30 minutes ago. Seems like a sign….

  4. Jerkface October 7th, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    http://www.dailymotion.com/vid.....down_sport

    This is the montage YES showed after the game on sunday. It should be required viewing before the game. And always.

  5. Bronx Jeers October 7th, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    “IF THERE WERE WALK-TO-THE-PLATE MUSIC IN REAL LIFE, TODAY’S WOULD BE: Eye of the Tiger by Survivor. Is there a better pre-game song out there?”

    Probably.

    Although it’s definitely not a Springsteen song.

  6. Wait till the ALDS October 7th, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    Ha! I won GTLU! (Francesa announced it.)

  7. pat October 7th, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Cashman on WFAN now.

  8. Vinny October 7th, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    CC start this off on the right note!! LETS GO YANKEES!!

  9. S.A.--Now the real fun begins October 7th, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Exciting

  10. Peter Rabbit October 7th, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    For me, tonight is like watching the moon landing. I’m stuck between seeing something amazing or a complete disaster.

    Let’s rock and roll boys!

  11. randy l. October 7th, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    it’ll be interesting if cashman takes any ownership of the decision to pair molina and burnett.

  12. MikeBoston October 7th, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Totally right SOS. I live a mile from Fenway, I know exactly what you’re talking about. It’s a classic inferiority complex from years of playing the 2nd fiddle and losing when it counted (recent history not withstanding). A majority of sox fans would rather NYY do bad than their own team do well. They love to focus on it, really it’s pathetic

  13. Wait till the ALDS October 7th, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    I like how Cashman just said that Tex will be here forever.

  14. EricVA October 7th, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Oh man, after a year off from the playoffs…

    I cannot wait I’m so excited. 6pm can’t get here fast enough. I’m just trying to fill the time so I don’t get too impatient.

  15. Christina- Here come the bandwagoners... October 7th, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Erica – always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    IF THERE WERE WALK-TO-THE-PLATE MUSIC IN REAL LIFE, TODAY’S WOULD BE: Eye of the Tiger by Survivor. Is there a better pre-game song out there?

    ****

    That was playing on Sirius about 30 minutes ago. Seems like a sign….
    ————-
    Sam, great choice for a song, but hilarious for me on a personal end as I have been taking a hard ribbing for the past week for butchering the lyrics to this song immensely…. I blame Survivor for not articulating their words correctly. The word “thrill” surely could be deciphered as a completely different word…

    Regardless, less than 4 hours til game time. For those of you who are lucky to be at the game, have fun!

    Also, Cashman is on Francesa, for those who are interested.

  16. miggs - GTLU Reigning Champion October 7th, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    So funny watching Francesa wave his arms and talk forever….. and seeing that slightly uncomfortable look on Cashman’s face every time Francesa taps him while trying to make a point.

  17. Dela G October 7th, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    LETS GO YANKEES!!

    BEAT THE TWINS!

  18. miggs - GTLU Reigning Champion October 7th, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    I’m going to count how many times Francesa taps Cashman on the arm.

    What’s the over/under for this interview? 30 times?

  19. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    Christina-

    I did Kareoke at a party to that song a few months ago. A few later some dude posted a really blurry pic of me performing with the caption, “I don’t remember her name, but her Eye of the Tiger was awesome” :-)

  20. Greg Cohen October 7th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    The season starts tonight.

    GO YANKEES!

  21. m October 7th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Oh, Sam. I’m so disappointed. “Eye of the Tiger?” It’s so cheezy because it’s a soundtrack.

    But I can’t think of a better one right now. Help, guys?

    Oh! The theme from “300″ like being led into the Colliseum with no hope of exiting.

    Too graphic?

  22. Wait till the ALDS October 7th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Dela G, aren’t you an RAB regular?

  23. S.o.S. October 7th, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    MikeBoston,
    Sad but true Mike. A mile away from the stadium? Must be tough living with the enemy. I just want to know if you can smell the urine/sweat reeking from that band box from your front yard. Cant say it enough. Must be tough. The good news is after the Yanks get 27 this year. They will really be loving you their.

  24. m October 7th, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    *because it’s a Rocky soundtrack. :P

  25. Wait till the ALDS October 7th, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Sparky Lyle won himself his fifth title in Somerset, NJ.

  26. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and believer in Joe Girardi October 7th, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    Randy – thanks for blogger blog.

    :)

  27. Tom in N.J. October 7th, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    The Gary Busey film “Eye of the Tiger” ruined the song for me:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

  28. iiicollies October 7th, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Everyone talks about how hot the Twins are. However….

    Their record since 9/1 is 21-11. Yankees record is 20-11 against a MUCH better class of opponents

  29. Christina- Here come the bandwagoners... October 7th, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Erica – always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    Christina-

    I did Kareoke at a party to that song a few months ago. A few later some dude posted a really blurry pic of me performing with the caption, “I don’t remember her name, but her Eye of the Tiger was awesome” :-)
    ————–
    hahaha that’s awesome! I take it you sang the lyrics correct? :)

  30. S.o.S. October 7th, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    I think they should have Start speading the news to start the playoffs till the final out is made for #27. I truely miss listening to that song while the Yankees are celebrating with bubblies.

    Is that opera singer going to sing god bless america. Cant have a championship without him singing followed by the rally in the end.

  31. Wait till the ALDS October 7th, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    To me, New York, New York is the song of the Yankees.

  32. Neil October 7th, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    MikeBoston
    October 7th, 2009 at 2:11 pm
    Totally right SOS. I live a mile from Fenway, I know exactly what you’re talking about. It’s a classic inferiority complex from years of playing the 2nd fiddle and losing when it counted (recent history not withstanding). A majority of sox fans would rather NYY do bad than their own team do well. They love to focus on it, really it’s pathetic

    ……………………

    The silliness will go on forever. The little brother syndrome and the large shadow of NYC is taught from practically birth and handed down from generation to generation. The ultimate in jealousy.

  33. S.o.S. October 7th, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    My bad. New York New York is what i meant.

  34. pat October 7th, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Cash not committing to Joba as Game 4 ALCS starter. Said Gaudin pitched well down the stretch.

  35. Doreen October 7th, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    I know we’re not supposed to, but I’ve always like Kevin Millar as a personality, from the several times I’ve heard him on XM baseball shows. Seems like a cool guy. As an opponent, however, he’s one of those pesky guys I hate. :)

  36. Jon (yankfan212) October 7th, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    Took the day off to watch the first full day of postseason. 12 hours of baseball and a large sub for dinner. Is there a better day?

  37. miggs - GTLU Reigning Champion October 7th, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    Cash basically saying he expects to see the Sox in the ALCS.

    I’m not going to be very productive for the rest of the day….

    Anyone going to the game tonight?

  38. randy l. October 7th, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    trisha-
    you’re welcome. blogger is really easy to use. i did this for my business.
    http://wellfleetcrafts.blogspot.com/

  39. Doreen October 7th, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Okay. I’m officially afraid to watch tonight.

    Anyone see Leiter’s “headline” prediction on MLB for tonight? Oh, so bold!

  40. bru October 7th, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    cg should be the 4th starter

    joba is a mess
    leave him in the pen for the 7th inning

    robertson 6th
    joba 7th
    hughes 8th
    mo 9th

    no team is as ood or deep imo

  41. Pel October 7th, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Brian Cashman on Mike’d Up with Mike Francessa:

    http://bit.ly/DWhOH

  42. Wait till the ALDS October 7th, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    What’s Leiter’s prediction?

  43. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    3 hours and 28 minutes until Game 1 :-)

  44. pat October 7th, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    I’m not a fan of teams that hand out things to wave, shake or bang during a game.

  45. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus October 7th, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    So, so, so pumped.

  46. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    Congratlations go out to todays winners of “Guess the Line Up” today. In a GTLU first, we had 100% accuracy. LOL

    Doreen
    Blackaccord
    UpstateKate
    Andrew – GTLU Broze Medalist
    WTTALDS
    MikeBoston
    BBFan
    Dirthy Sanchez

  47. Wave Your Hat October 7th, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    randy 1-

    Spend a lot of time in the upstairs gallery?

  48. S.o.S. October 7th, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    Erica,
    Your getting ahead of yourself. Hate to say it but ADD an extra 7 minutes to that. 3:07 start time.

  49. Jeremy October 7th, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    iiicollies
    I know. The Yankees have been playing hot as well, but you would think that the Twins are the only team playing hot. And they faced a majority of teams in their own division.

  50. Jon (yankfan212) October 7th, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    Leitere predicted CC no hits the twins

  51. Jon (yankfan212) October 7th, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    I can’t spell, my bad.

  52. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    S.o.S.
    October 7th, 2009 at 2:34 pm
    Erica,
    Your getting ahead of yourself. Hate to say it but ADD an extra 7 minutes to that. 3:07 start time.

    ****

    As discussed yesterday, I round to the hour when the broadcast will start.

  53. eric October 7th, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    now THATS a lineup. go yanks

  54. Christina- Here come the bandwagoners... October 7th, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Doreen October 7th, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Okay. I’m officially afraid to watch tonight.

    Anyone see Leiter’s “headline” prediction on MLB for tonight? Oh, so bold!
    ———–
    I missed it Doreen. What did he say?

  55. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    S.o.S.
    October 7th, 2009 at 2:34 pm
    Erica,
    Your getting ahead of yourself. Hate to say it but ADD an extra 7 minutes to that. 3:07 start time.

    ****

    And if we really want to be accurate, It should be “you’re” not “Your”

  56. upstate kate October 7th, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Doreen-
    what did Leiter say?

    I always liked Millar too, and Johnny D, even before he was a Yankee…Swish too for that matter

  57. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    I am already very nervous and there is still 3 1/2 hours to go. Anyone going to the game tonight please make the stadium proud and make sure it is loud there. LET’S GO YANKEES!!!

  58. S.o.S. October 7th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    pat,
    You mean you dont like thunder sticks, terrible towels or rally monkey. I think we should have brought with us that squerrell from the old stadium and waived rally squerrells around. Scratch that. I concur.

  59. betsy October 7th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    It’s ridiculously windy out……..not a good thing for our OF

  60. bru October 7th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    francessa thinks he is a rock star

  61. Doreen October 7th, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    WAit Til the ALDS -

    “Sabathia No-Hits Tired Twins”

    (Really didn’t want to type that)

  62. Jon (yankfan212) October 7th, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Ooh I like pitch trak.

  63. S.o.S. October 7th, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    Not the first time Erica and it surely wont be the last as most people here know. Thanks for reminding me how bad my teachers were in school.

    GO YANKEES!!

  64. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    The wind is going to be crazy tonight. I am watching the Phillies game and Werth had a ball take off on him. Swish better be ready to chase balls tonight and not get turned around. lol

  65. Wait till the ALDS October 7th, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Bwahahaha. Silly Leiter, you never predict no-hitters. Especially not in the playoffs.

  66. Joe October 7th, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    I CANNOT WAIT FOR 6. Im at work and I think Im gonna leave early, I’ve already been to this page about 7301 times.

  67. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Howard looked very Giambi like on that throw. lol

  68. Sports Geek October 7th, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    I know Molina is already chosen to catch for Burnett for game 2. And when you look at Burnett’s ERA by catcher, you can see why. It is interesting however to compare Posada vs Molina’s OPS when catching Burnett. Posada’s is quite strong.

    … Then again, take a look at Cervelli- Burnett has been lights out pitching to Cervelli, AND, Cervelli’s got a great OPS.

    Maybe worth considering for Burnett’s next start…

    Here are the stats (IP / ERA / WHIP / SO/9 .. OPS)
    to Posada ..98.0/4.96/1.52/7.3 .. 1.090
    to Molina ..68.2/3.28/1.24/10.1 .. .593
    to Cervelli 14.0/1.29/1.14/9.6 … .889

  69. BigSix October 7th, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Joe – I have you beat…7302

  70. Jon (yankfan212) October 7th, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Joe, you make us proud lol.

  71. Wait till the ALDS October 7th, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    I only have one vist. I’ve never been off the page.

  72. betsy October 7th, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    What did Cash say?

  73. Jon (yankfan212) October 7th, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Lee looks flustered already…

  74. Given2Fly8 October 7th, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    Doreen October 7th, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    Okay. I’m officially afraid to watch tonight.

    Anyone see Leiter’s “headline” prediction on MLB for tonight? Oh, so bold!

    ****************

    If only it was Mike Blowers instead of Al Leiter…

  75. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Random Yankee fact of the day-

    Today is two years exactly since 2007 ALDS Game 3, in which Johnny Damon hit a three run homerun to lead the Yanks a victory.

    Sadly, this was the last Yankee postseason victory. Lets win tonight to take care of that :-)

  76. Pel October 7th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Girardi’s pre-game press conference:

    http://bit.ly/AnFqs

  77. Jeremy October 7th, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Man I hope the wind goes down a bit when the Yankees play.

  78. NYY626 October 7th, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    Boooo I missed GTLU special post season edition? Stupid work got in the way :( ( that and the 6:00 start time threw me off)

  79. miggs - GTLU Reigning Champion October 7th, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    I have one thing I have to take care of around 3:30 followed by a (hopefully) 5-10 minute meeting and then I’m gone.

    Thought about going to the game today but decided to watch it at home with some friends. Its safe to say there may be a small amount of alcohol comsumption on the premises this evening.

    I’ve been waiting for these games all year. Its finally here.

  80. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus October 7th, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    So I want it to be game time already.

  81. Fran (the original) and OPPC member October 7th, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    Erica,

    I missed GTLU. Are we playing Friday?

  82. Pat M. October 7th, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    Wind is by far the most difficult condition to play under….It’s not rain, cold, or even snow flurries, it’s wind……Eyes tear…..

  83. iiicollies October 7th, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    Jimenez has quite a combo of fastball and changeup

  84. NYY626 October 7th, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Rebecca–Optimist Prime–Montero Fanaticus Primus
    October 7th, 2009 at 2:52 pm
    So I want it to be game time already.
    ____________________________________________________________
    I second this.

  85. JT October 7th, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    m, I’m a little late on this response, but the “theme from 300″ is also known as “Just Like You Imagined” by Nine Inch Nails – a totally awesome song WAY before 300 ever existed. It’s really shameful that that song is going down in history as the “theme from 300.”

  86. Nick in SF October 7th, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    “Joe Girardi was asked what he thought about it affecting the game and he basically said he didn’t know.”

    He probably has a gut feeling, though.

    When I registered for the Boston Globe, I gave my year of birth as 1918.

  87. Fran (the original) and OPPC member October 7th, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    I’m ready for the game-nervous but ready.

  88. lets go ,eky October 7th, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Anyone have a link for the season montage made by yes network?

  89. Blackaccord October 7th, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Lee looks shaky… lead off double top of the 2nd..

  90. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Fran (the original) and OPPC member
    October 7th, 2009 at 2:52 pm
    Erica,

    I missed GTLU. Are we playing Friday?

    ***

    Yes, I will try to start it as close to 1 as possible. Thats sort of squat in the middle of lunchtime so I will do my best.

    It should run from 1ish until 2-2:30ish (I will accept submissions until 2:30, but the line up got leaked earlier today so that automatically ended the game)

  91. BigSix October 7th, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Nice Nick! Outstanding!

  92. bru October 7th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    tigers blew it big time

    3 game lead with 4 to go

    cabrera drunk at 6 am with a game that night

  93. Doreen October 7th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Okay. The butterflies have returned. I’m not good at this. I hate the unknown. My husband’s not here to tell me it’s okay to come out of hiding during a rough inning. This is not good.

    Alcohol doesn’t help me – it just puts me to sleep. No xanax on the premises. OMG, what am I gonna do??????? Maybe I’ll scrub my kitchen floor or something with the game on in the background. I can’t believe I’ve waited 2 years for this and I’m a basket case who’s too afraid to watch.

    (Thanks for letting me vent – there’s no one here to listen right now. I’ll be okay…)

  94. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Nick in SF
    October 7th, 2009 at 2:56 pm
    “Joe Girardi was asked what he thought about it affecting the game and he basically said he didn’t know.”

    He probably has a gut feeling, though.

    When I registered for the Boston Globe, I gave my year of birth as 1918.

    ****

    You are too old for me

  95. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Doreen-

    No worries. This is a happy afternoon!!!! LOL

  96. Wave Your Hat October 7th, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    An awful play and an awful call in the Philly Colorado game…

  97. dewey finn October 7th, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    i liked the Eye of The Tiger version shown in the movie ‘Persepolis’… not the greatest singing voice and the French/Iranian accent is really showing there but it’s meant to sound awkward and incomplete so that made me laugh

  98. BigSix October 7th, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    I think most of us would feel differently about this series if Morneau were available.

    Which makes it even more surprising that they were able to come back without him.

  99. Doreen October 7th, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Erica -

    I’m happy. I’m a happy basketcase!!! :lol:

    So, this Phillies game is actually rather soothing. ;)

  100. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and believer in Joe Girardi October 7th, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    I’m just terrible when it comes to the internet, charts, etc.

    :(

    But here’s what I can tell you. I have postseason picks from the following people:

    BOOGIEDOWN
    TRIPLE SHORT
    JOEYSDADJOE
    WAIT ‘TIL
    JASON
    UPSTATEKATE
    BIGSIX
    SAM BORDEN
    FRAN

    I’ll keep working on it.

    If you want to be added

    1. must be before start of game in question

    2. give me team and number of games (or just team)

    3. put my name somewhere in the post so I can search that way

  101. MikeBoston October 7th, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    “Sad but true Mike. A mile away from the stadium? Must be tough living with the enemy. I just want to know if you can smell the urine/sweat reeking from that band box from your front yard. Cant say it enough. Must be tough. The good news is after the Yanks get 27 this year. They will really be loving you their”

    I can’t smell anything until I’m about 100 feet away from the park, so there is more than enough of a buffer a mile out. My best memory there though was after the Aaron Boone homerun I was watching with a mix of fans at my place. Obviously the sox fans left right away in disgust. The rest of us took a few victory laps around the park singing New York New York. On one of the laps we came upon a 1/2 burnt sox hat lying on the floor, absolutely priceless!

  102. NYY626 October 7th, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Breathe Doreen. Its only game 1!

  103. joeysdadjoe October 7th, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Wasn’t a tough lineup to guess.

  104. Bring it on October 7th, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Someone linked to the yes video earlier. not sure who, but its a really well put together video….

  105. Blueshirt Brawler October 7th, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    The wind is supposed to let up to about 10-15 mph by 7PM tonight from 25-30 which it is now. Let’s get it started tonight boys. Jump on this team early because with our restocked bullpen and awesome crowd the Twinkies won’t be pulling any miracle comebacks against us. The quest for #27 starts tonight!

  106. Joe from Long Island October 7th, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    OK, guys, off to the game.

    Let’s go Yankees!

  107. Nick in SF October 7th, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Doreen, the Yankees are enormous favorites today.

    Prohibitive favorites, in fact.

    The current betting line on the Yanks today is -375, meaning you would have to stake $375 to win $100.

    So they really can’t lose, right?

    Right?

  108. Christina- Here come the bandwagoners... October 7th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Have fun Joe!

  109. arliss October 7th, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    F-16 fly over before the game tonight? they do it or no? thoughts?

  110. Erin October 7th, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    I’m so jealous of everyone going to the game. On second thought maybe not, since it sounds like I would blow away. The east coast must be getting what we got last night-it was insanely windy in Chicagoland last night.

  111. Jon (yankfan212) October 7th, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    They better not miss 3 pitches to lead off innings tonight…

  112. pat October 7th, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    Doreen

    You can come watch the game at my house. I’ve got plenty of chores to keep you occupied and I’ll tell you it will be okay as you do them.

    Butterflies are good. They mean you care.

    I always played sports and it wasn’t until I stopped that I realized the butterflies go away when you play but they stay all through the game when you watch.

  113. p-wee19 October 7th, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    cano and swisher are going to be the difference in the entire playoff

  114. DES October 7th, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    let’s go, eky here it is courtesy of jerkface

    http://www.dailymotion.com/vid.....down_sport

  115. sammy October 7th, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Sam / Chad – any chance you two could do separate blog posts, and update from there? It’s confusing to read which one of you are updating, and when you’re referring to information that’s already touched upon (like the wind, for example), it sounds out of order when really it’s coming from two different perspectives.

    Just some feedback. Thanks to you both for taking over.
    Go Yanks.

  116. Rex October 7th, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    “F-16 fly over before the game tonight? they do it or no? thoughts?”

    In high winds? Seems like an iffy idea.

  117. sammy October 7th, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    TRISHA – postseason picks

    DS:
    Yanks in 4
    Sox in 5
    Cards in 4
    Phils in 3

    CS:
    Yanks in 6
    Cards in 7

    WS:
    Yanks in 6

  118. randy l. October 7th, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    wave your hat-

    just like a baseball team needs good players, a good business needs good employees :)

  119. Virginia Yankee October 7th, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    not an intelligent roster at the margin

    – there is no reason for Molina — Cervelli should be the backup

    – too many relievers for this series — Matsui, Molina, Posada can’t run in the late innings — Gaudin and Aceves can’t both be needed for the emergency long reliever role; a role Joba might also fill

    – One more speedy runner is needed

  120. arliss October 7th, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    Rex
    October 7th, 2009 at 3:12 pm
    “F-16 fly over before the game tonight? they do it or no? thoughts?”

    In high winds? Seems like an iffy idea.

    I dont think wind much matters….they are used to fly in much more than windy conditions.

  121. BigSix October 7th, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    Why not, here goes…

    Yanks 7, Twins 2

    CC: 7IP, 6H, 2ER, 9K, 1BB
    Hughes: 1 IP, 0R, 0ER, 0H, 2K, 1BB
    Rivera: 1 IP, 0R, 0ER, 1H, 1K

    Jeter: 2-5, 2R
    Damon: 1-4, 1 2B, 1BB, 2R
    Teixeira: 3-5, 1HR, 1 2B, 3RBI, 1R
    Rodriguez: 2-3, 1HR, 2BB, 1RBI, 2K, 1R
    Matsui: 2-4, 1RBI, 1BB
    Posada: 3-4, 1RBI, 1BB
    Cano: 1-4, 1BB
    Swisher: 1-4, 2K
    Cabrera: 1-4, 1GIDP, 1R

  122. Dan @ 116&B-way October 7th, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Anyone know whether or not there is a give-away @ the Stadium tonight?

  123. 24Canofan October 7th, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Sucks to see nino go , at least they kept Cervelli though.

  124. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Nick-

    Umm- what do you do professionally?

  125. pat October 7th, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Big Six

    How does Alex get 7 plate appearances and everyone else only gets 4 or 5?

  126. Jon (yankfan212) October 7th, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Cliff Lee should get the pitching Silver Slugger :)

  127. DT - OPPC member October 7th, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    “When I registered for the Boston Globe, I gave my year of birth as 1918.”

    9 more years and you can be Smucker pals with Willard Scott.

  128. Jon (yankfan212) October 7th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    omg Cliff Lee the next Ricky Henderson

  129. pat October 7th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Big Six

    oops I counted wrong but 2Ks and 2-3 doesn’t up.

  130. iiicollies October 7th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Cliff lines a single then steals 2nd. Wow. Liberated by the NL

  131. Pel October 7th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    I hope the umpiring in this COL vs PHI game is no indication of things to come.

  132. Doreen October 7th, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Nick in SF -

    Oddly enough – that doesn’t help!!!!

    pat -

    Thanks, got plenty of chores here. I used to do some community theater, and the same is true there – butterflies until you go on stage, and then the comfort of being in control. The problem for fans is not being in control of the outcome. (I guess that’s why we all do silly things that we think does control the outcome. For instance, last season I would watch the games while sitting with my Yankee blankie – which my husband gave me for Christmas. Well, you saw what happened last season. So, I have eschewed my Yankee blankie for the season. So far, so good! I’m using Mickey & Minnie Mouse instead!)

  133. Nick in SF October 7th, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Erica: I’m a conflict mediator. :)

    And I did not take the -375 straight wager, that’s too much chalk.

  134. BigSix October 7th, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    pay – good catch – 1K for Arod then.

    No one is hitless, either – ever the optimist! ;)

  135. saucY October 7th, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    that yes montage linked above was beautiful!

  136. Jon (yankfan212) October 7th, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    I think CC should DH and Matsui should pitch tonight. No one would expect it.

  137. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Nick in SF
    October 7th, 2009 at 3:24 pm
    Erica: I’m a conflict mediator.
    ****

    Is that code for pit boss?

  138. pat October 7th, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    “Erica: I’m a conflict mediator.”

    I am so in need of a smiley that rolls around with laughter right now.

  139. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Jon (yankfan212)
    October 7th, 2009 at 3:27 pm
    I think CC should DH and Matsui should pitch tonight. No one would expect it.

    ****

    Good idea. There would be no scouting reports for that :-)

  140. Jon (yankfan212) October 7th, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Precisely, the twins would freak out and forfeit.

  141. The Ghost October 7th, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    does anyone know if there is any similar Minnesota Twins game blog like this one? I like to check out the current biases of the competition’s hometown faithful. I found this one through Google:

    http://www.aarongleeman.com/

    it seemed to have the most comments for last night’s game, but still only an anemic 55. Are there any more populated Twins blogs out there?

  142. Phil - Not a troll since 2007 October 7th, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    This is the time for CC, AJ, and Teix to put their names in bold in Yankee history. Those three are going to be together, along with A-Rod, for a long time as the nucleus, based on their contracts. We’ll see if they can put something together or whether they will wither like the free agent Yankees of the mid-00s.

  143. CountryClub October 7th, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    With the wind blowing the way it is out to right, I hope CC has his strikeout shoes on.

  144. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    That video was awesome!! It’s getting me even more pumped up for tonight…if that was even possible.

  145. m October 7th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    :shock: on that pitch to strike out Utley.

  146. DT - OPPC member October 7th, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    I wonder if the Phillies game will come down to Giambi’s bat in the late innings?

  147. Doreen October 7th, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Did I say this game was “soothing?” I think that was an understatement. But it is getting me to realize it’s just a game. Throw the ball, hit the ball, catch the ball. :)

  148. haiku-man October 7th, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Well Pete did a hit job on Alex and his postseason failures.

    I guess he has to fit in over there,in Gomorrah. His true colors coming out now.

  149. Bronx Jeers October 7th, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Ghost,

    http://www.twinkietown.com/

  150. m October 7th, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Doreen,

    I think a win tonight will soothe a lot of nerves. ;)

  151. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Gardenhire just announced that their Game 3 starter is now TBA
    ———————————–
    Basically if they are down in the series they don’t trust the Idle. I don’t blame them.

  152. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    If the Twins are going to start Pavano, they should definitely do it in Minnesota for the sake of Pavano

  153. m October 7th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    maybe on the updates, you guys could ID yourselves with your traditional, “Sam here” or “Yo! It’s Josh” or “Hey, it’s Chad”

    or parenthetical notation. :)

  154. Jeremy October 7th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Why are the Twins afraid of having Pavano pitch ?

  155. haiku-man October 7th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Bronx Jeers comment to Pete,is priceless!

    And Emperor says to young Pete Skywalker

    “Strike me down with all your hatred and your journey toward the dark side will be complete!”

    Thanks Bronx Jeer,you smacked him good with words!

  156. Jim the VT Yankeefan October 7th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Is anyone else having trouble refreshing the page?

  157. miggs - GTLU Reigning Champion October 7th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    If I know Nick at all he took the run line.

    I can almost guarantee it.

  158. 108 stitches October 7th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Trisha ;

    Mark me up for -

    ALDS: Yankees in 4

    ALCS: Yankees in 6

    World Series: Yankees in 6

  159. Jeremy October 7th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Well Pavano’s era has gone up over the past couple of weeks.

  160. CountryClub October 7th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Pete was hard on Arod when he was here. So him being hard on him over at his new home has nothing to do with him being a homer. Plus, there’s nothing inaccurate in his current post. That said, I think Arod is going to have a good post season this year.

  161. Bronx Jeers October 7th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Pete’s new blog seems to have more writers than readers.

    I saw (and commented) on that ARod post. How much more lowest-common-denominator could you get on a Sox blog?

  162. Sam Borden October 7th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    M:

    The updates are me, unless you see an ID from Chad or Josh. We were going to do headshots for every update but thought that might be a little much :-)

  163. Jim the VT Yankeefan October 7th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    haiku-man October 7th, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Well Pete did a hit job on Alex and his postseason failures.

    I guess he has to fit in over there,in Gomorrah. His true colors coming out now.

    ===================================
    That’s not fair at all. Pete hammered Alex pretty hard when he wrote here. Why should it be different now?

  164. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Nick in SF (gambling line master)

    What is the over/under on game threads filled up tonight??

  165. Wait till the ALDS October 7th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    The reason it’s not fair is that if you read the post Pete wrote he’s very fair to A-Rod.

  166. E-Rod October 7th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Jiminez is filthy

  167. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    2 hours and 6 minutes until Game 1!!!!!!!!!! YAY!!!!

  168. upstate kate October 7th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Bronx Jeers- love the comment, my son was a huge Star Wars fan when he was younger (actually he still is)

  169. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Pete’s post was stupid. The Sox fans hate the Yanks but they want info on their own team. I highly doubt they care about Arod right before their own series starts. If Sam posted about Ortiz right now no one would care. I am happy I don’t have to read that garbage anymore.

  170. antisocial scrooge October 7th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    T – 2 hours.

  171. Keith in NY October 7th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Was over the Pete’s new site and came across this:

    http://www.boston.com/sports/b.....ldslineup/

    Nice tool for quick comparisons

  172. No More Pete October 7th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    100 pitches – I wrote a lengthier response that, when posted, disappeared into the blogsphere somewhere – cut down by editors.

    I had a real issue with Pete’s style – he favored some players and showed outright disdain and disgust for others at times.

    I don’t miss him one bit.

  173. Rick October 7th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Molina/AJ-gate is soooo overblown.

    Just win the damn game. No excuses. It shouldn’t matter who catches.

  174. Doreen October 7th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    THAT is what you don’t want happening in a playoff game!

  175. haiku-man October 7th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Sox are hoping the Yankees fail,because they think the Angels will fall to them.

    Bobby Abreu is murder on the lefty pen pitchers.Okijima and,Wagner(includes a home run.)

  176. DT - OPPC member October 7th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    everyone mentions the walk-offs when Minny was here last – (saying that the Twins were in every game) – looking at that 4 game Yankee sweep – Morneau was 9 for 16 with 3 home runs!

    without Morneau in that line-up, there would have been no need for the walk-offs.

  177. m October 7th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Sam,

    Haha. I figured it out too late. I’m a little slow. :)

  178. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and believer in Joe Girardi October 7th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    I’m unusually calm for the start of a postseason. That’s probably because I’m spending so much damned time trying to gets these charts to work!

    :(

  179. Barrows October 7th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Sox are hoping the Yankees fail,because they think the Angels will fall to them.

    Is that why the Boston Globe has so much Yankees coverage? Seriously just went over there because everyone was talking about Pete’s post before and it’s literally all Yankees.

    That being said, the end of work is taking a very long time right now.

  180. Lee23 October 7th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    My cousin just texted me:
    “Walking to the Stadium now. I have goosebumps!!!”
    and
    “Hasn’t felt like this since 1998″

    He goes to a ton of games, and always the big ones (Opening Day, playoffs, World Series, All-Star Game…) so if you’re wondering if the crowd is up and if the Stadium will be electric tonight? Worry no longer!

  181. Erick October 7th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Wally Matthews: Going with Molina a gutsy call, but the correct one.

    http://www.newsday.com/columni.....-1.1505820

  182. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Lee23
    October 7th, 2009 at 4:06 pm
    My cousin just texted me:
    “Walking to the Stadium now. I have goosebumps!!!”
    and
    “Hasn’t felt like this since 1998?

    He goes to a ton of games, and always the big ones (Opening Day, playoffs, World Series, All-Star Game…) so if you’re wondering if the crowd is up and if the Stadium will be electric tonight? Worry no longer!

    ***

    Awesome. I have goosebumps already and I am sitting at work LOL

  183. No More Pete October 7th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    From Pete’s blog post:

    “So far this season he has managed to overcome being exposed as a serial PED user, hip surgery and assorted tabloid gossip.”

    “Serial PED user”? Seriously?

    This is what I mean. The guy has an axe to grind. What information does Pete have that would make someone believe Arod was a “serial” user of anything?

  184. Nick in SF October 7th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    miggs, you are quite right, I got in at -175. Still pretty noxious, but I had to have a piece of this game. Also parlayed it with Philly. And I like the under 9.5.

    Erica, given the early start, I could see it all staying in a single game thread just as easily as it spilling over into a second. And there is the human factor: will Sam think to start a second game thread? Will people ask for it?

    So I’ll set the game thread over/under at 1.5.

  185. Jeremy October 7th, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Well the Red Sox fans are hoping that the Yankees fail because they know that if the Yankees advance they have a really good shot of getting to the world series. I think they are also afraid that if the Sox beat the Angels and face the Yankees in the ALCS they might lose.

  186. NYY626 October 7th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    My coworker and I just realized that most of the guys in our office are MIA. Then we realized our boss is a big Phillies fan. I think everyone snuck out to watch the game!! LOL

  187. Lee23 October 7th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    October 7th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Awesome. I have goosebumps already and I am sitting at work LOL
    ==========================================================

    Erica, that’s almost word for word what I texted back to him! I said:
    “Awesome! I have goosebumps already, but I’m home, playing Crazy 8′s with (my 11 year old)!”

    LOL!

  188. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Nick in SF-

    I think 1.5 is way toooo low. I would say 2.5 easy. I would ask for the new thread if the need arised.

    Lee23-

    Are we sharing a brain? Scary thought LOL

  189. Rishi October 7th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    LoHudYankees: Just watched Brett Gardner hit a couple out during BP. Windy much? – Josh
    4 minutes ago from TwitterBerry

  190. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    NYY626
    October 7th, 2009 at 4:10 pm
    My coworker and I just realized that most of the guys in our office are MIA. Then we realized our boss is a big Phillies fan. I think everyone snuck out to watch the game!! LOL

    ****

    Just wait until 4:55 when I run out of here like the building is on fire

  191. RC 16 October 7th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    A-Rod better step up tonight and get some big hits.

    He is not allowed to hit .150 again and get away unscathed.

  192. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Rishi
    October 7th, 2009 at 4:13 pm
    LoHudYankees: Just watched Brett Gardner hit a couple out during BP. Windy much? – Josh
    4 minutes ago from TwitterBerry
    ****

    in light of this….

    Nick in SF

    What is the over/under on homeruns??? 10????

  193. Wait till the ALDS October 7th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    October 7th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Awesome. I have goosebumps already and I am sitting at work LOL
    ==========================================================

    Erica, that’s almost word for word what I texted back to him! I said:
    “Awesome! I have goosebumps already, but I’m home, playing Crazy 8’s with (my 11 year old)!”

    I sense a pattern here…

  194. Wave Your Hat October 7th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Between Chamberlain and Robertson, who’s ahead in Girardi’s bullpen depth chart?

    I think Robertson ought to be, but I think Chamberlain will be Joe’s choice for some reason.

  195. tampayank October 7th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Has Pete wrote about the 04 and 07 Sox being serial roid users yet for the chowdahs? Who really cares what he writes, I didn’t frequent this blog as much post all star break bc of his constant negative slant on the Yanks, AROD, the park, etc..so I’m glad we have Chad running the show now. Pete can witness AROD become a champion soon while his beloved Sox once again bc 2nd class in the AL East

  196. CountryClub October 7th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Sam,

    Please continue splitting up these game posts when they get to a certain amount of comments. They become unmanageable for us when they get too big.

  197. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    108 stitches
    —————————
    Are we related? lol

  198. Nick in SF October 7th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Erica, if you want to set it at 2.5, please sign me up for the under. But if you’re also intending on influencing the outcome, the whole enterprise is suspect. Especially since Sam may or may not be skimming these comments.

    Anyway, I’m going to help the under by taking care of some things before the game, see ya!

  199. Bronx Jeers October 7th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Upstate Kate- Thanks. I think most men under say…45 are automatically former Star Wars fans. I can’t believe it’s still as big as it is with kids today.

    Not to dwell on Pete too much. I liked him and wish he was still with us…the post on ARod was fair enough and even expressed belief that he would succeed this playoff season.

    But the point is… is who cares?

    If we just got a new writer in here from Boston and he posted something on Pedroia’s height or something, We’d be like ” Yeah, got it, Pedroia…Short. Thanks a lot but isn’t there a playoff series starting in a few hours?”

    Actually it’s in less than than 2 hours so I digress.

    GO YANKEES!!!!!!!!

    I’m limited to the vocal stylings of Lord Sterling and Lady Waldman tonight. Ugh. But at around 5:55, I will be listening to Biggie as CC warms up.

  200. NYYanksFan October 7th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    RC16

    Unscathed? You new to this planet?

  201. CB October 7th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    “Between Chamberlain and Robertson, who’s ahead in Girardi’s bullpen depth chart?”

    For the most part neither should pitch much.

    I hope Girardi doesn’t stick to “roles” for the pen in the post season.

    If there’s trouble in the seventh inning – put in Hughes.

    If there’s trouble in the eigth – use Mariano.

    Other than pitching the 6th I don’t want to see much of either Robertson or Chamberlain being used much.

    With the days off Mo and Hughes can get more than 3 outs each. They should be the focus for closing out the final 9 outs.

  202. Uncle Ellsworth (#2 needs 18 to tie #4) October 7th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    So what’s new here?

  203. Jon (yankfan212) October 7th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Ubaldo is getting messed up…

  204. Drive 4-5 October 7th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Trisha,

    Yanks in 3

  205. Vrsce October 7th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    No More Pete

    Pete is labouring away in the wilderness of 7 posters on his new blog.He has a long way to go to build it up and is starting with the remnants of his work here. Although he had a negative cast to his Alex views, that is just his predisposition. I am glad he is gone, but he is a professional and I wish him well in Boston. His tendency towards the dark side is a good match for the Boston Red Sox mindset.

  206. DT - OPPC member October 7th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    “Uncle Ellsworth (#2 needs 18 to tie #4)
    October 7th, 2009 at 4:20 pm
    So what’s new here?”

    after the Erica APB – there was a reward for finding you. There you are. I win.

  207. Jon (yankfan212) October 7th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    So the pregame ceremonies won’t be televised?

  208. JTEE October 7th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Looking for our first “Ghost” citing at the NEW Yankee Stadium!

    Let The October magic begin…..

    Could Swisher be our next Scott Brosius??

    GO YANKS!!!!

  209. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Uncle E!!!!

    There you are!!! I have been looking everywhere for you and put out numerous missing persons reports

    Do not ever do that again!!!

    DT- ummm.. reward???

  210. NYY626 October 7th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Just wait until 4:55 when I run out of here like the building is on fire
    ____________________________________________________________
    LOL but 4:55 is not the same as 2pm!

  211. Wave Your Hat October 7th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    I think Robertson could be very effective for us. What I hope not to see is Hughes being taken out so that Coke or Marte can face a lefty.

    Even if the lefty is Mauer.

    Kubel is the only Twin I would even consider taking out Hughes for in order to get the platoon advantage.

  212. CountryClub October 7th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    We all agree that Hughes and Mo should get the last 9 outs of any game they’re winning. 5 for Hughes and 4 for Mo. But that’s just not going to always happen. I think Joba should be behind Ace and Robertson (at least until he has a chance to pitch and pitch well) in the pecking order. But I have a feeling that Joba will pitch the 7th in a big spot.

  213. yankee Shamus October 7th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Lets go CC!

    Lets go Yankees!

    Down with the Twinkies!

  214. AK October 7th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Yea lets do this. So psyched.

  215. stuart a October 7th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    hughes is not going to be replaced when facing a lefty by coke or marte..no chance

  216. Wave Your Hat October 7th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    “With the days off Mo and Hughes can get more than 3 outs each. They should be the focus for closing out the final 9 outs.”

    Yes. Which is why there was no need for 11 pitchers on the roster.

  217. Jon (yankfan212) October 7th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    I wonder what Ubaldo’s parents were thinking when they picked his name. Wouldn’t have been my first choice… Maybe second.

  218. CB October 7th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Wave,

    I want to see Mo and Hughes getting every high leverage out possible over the last 9 outs.

    The yankees took the long series. They should maximize the benefits of the schedule. And that means using mo and hughes when they produce the most value late in games not due to their confined “roles.”

    I can’t imagine taking hughes out of the game for marte or coke.

  219. Barrows October 7th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Out of work and off to watch the Yankees game…talk to everyone later and Let’s Go yanks!

  220. Neil October 7th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    This is what I mean. The guy has an axe to grind. What information does Pete have that would make someone believe Arod was a “serial” user of anything?

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    I often wondered if Pete had a thing going on with Selena Roberts. My doubts have become less. He defended her when the so-called “book” was announced.
    I’ll bet sales were far below expectations.

  221. Richie October 7th, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    THIS IS A POEM…

    HERE COME THE YANKEES….THE EMPIRE RETURNS WITH A VENGEANCE, A CRAVE FOR BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS. PINSTRIPED PRIDE IS OUR COCAINE, DRAWING US BACK IN EVERY APRIL AND OCTOBER. PINSTRIPED PRIDE IS OUR LIFE, WE LIVE IT, BREATH IT, EAT IT, LOVE IT, LIVE IT. THE SMELL OF A LEATHER GLOVE INTOXICATES EACH NOSTRIL, WINNING BY ANY MEANS POSSIBLE. ROSIN BAG ON THE MOUND, WAITING FOR THE PITCHER TOSS IT UP AND DOWN. A TUB OF BUBBLE GUM AND SUNFLOWER SEEDS AWAIT DEVOUR, DECREASING MORE AND MORE BY THE HOUR. THE CLOCK TICKS TO SIX OH SEVEN, THE FOUR LINE, KEEP ON REVIN’. A RIVER AVENUE VENDOR UNFOLDS SHIRTS, WAITING ON YOUNG KIDS BEGGING DAD TO BY ONE UNTIL IT HURTS. ONE SIXTY FIRST IS FILLED WITH NEW YORK’S FINEST, TRAFFICKING THE FANS AND CARS THE HARDEST. A CHILLY BREEZE SWEEPS THE CITY, OCTOBER HAVING NO PITY. CAN’T YOU TELL? THERE’S A BALL GAME IN OCTOBER. LET ME BUY YOU A HOT DOG, CAN YOU STAY ‘TILL ITS OVER?

  222. Uncle Ellsworth October 7th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    October 7th, 2009 at 4:25 pm
    Uncle E!!!!

    There you are!!! I have been looking everywhere for you and put out numerous missing persons reports

    Do not ever do that again!!!

    Ok
    Who won GTPSR

  223. DT - OPPC member October 7th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    “DT- ummm.. reward???”

    yeah, you said who ever finds Uncle E gets a Yankee Snoopy. Are you getting forgetful?

  224. MaineYankee October 7th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    CB

    Giradi said he would use Hughs and Mo for 4-5 outs in the playoffs.

    He also said there are no rules for the pitchers now.

  225. bdog375 October 7th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    It is interesting playing a playoff team with no ace, and not even two starting pitchers who are clearly the best. I find it very difficult for the Yankees to lose this series!

  226. Drive 4-5 October 7th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Getting ready to leave for the game, albeit a little late. LET”S GO YANKEES!!!! Here’s hoping the Stadium rocks!

  227. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    DT – OPPC member
    October 7th, 2009 at 4:32 pm
    “DT- ummm.. reward???”

    yeah, you said who ever finds Uncle E gets a Yankee Snoopy. Are you getting forgetful?

    ****

    I am certain that never happened. Yankee Snoopy and I have been cuddling on the couch every night. GB7 is very jealous

  228. Paul C October 7th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    I see why Pete left before the playoffs now.He didn’t want to witness history.

  229. The Ghost October 7th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Anyone else here excited to see how Girardi changes his management style in the playoffs? His regular season management style seemed geared to keeping players as healthy as possible so let’s hope it pays off now.

  230. Jason October 7th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Alexi Casilla is hitting .692 (9 for 13) against CC Sabathia. He’s not in tonights lineup. Nick Punto is and he’s hitting .167 against the big lefty.

  231. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Uncle E-

    I have no idea who won GTPR yet. The roster wasn’t final until this morning. I didn’t have time at work to sort through all the entries. Problem #2 is the GTPR Excel file is saved on my computer at home and I forgot to e-mail it to myself. Oops

    There has been so much I wanted to tell you though

  232. Drive 4-5 October 7th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    BTW,nice to see ya CB. Looking forward to your take on the playoffs.

  233. Backbench October 7th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    “Pete can witness AROD become a champion soon ”

    Amen.

    WSJ had an interesting take on Alex in the post season. They compared his performance to Joe DiMaggio, Yogi, Mantle and Jackson through the same number of post season games.

    JD Games/41 AB/163 HR/6 RBI/23 BA/.270

    Yogi 40 146 6 14 .260

    MM 38 135 14 20 .259

    Reggie 37 134 5 16 .253

    Alex 39 147 7 17 .279

    So they are all in the same range as they got experience in the post season. Here’s to hoping that Alex follows the same upward trends from here on in.

  234. CB October 7th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    maineyankee,

    I really hope so. I really don’t want to see a complex array of mixing and matching to try to get by the 7th inning by spit and glue if there’s any trouble or potential trouble (i.e. tying run coming up).

    Managing the bull pen in the playoffs when you have mariano and hughes should be very straightforward.

  235. Frank from Chatham, NJ October 7th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Trisha

    My postseason picks:

    DS:
    Yanks in 4
    Angels in 4
    Torre in 5
    Phillies in 3

    CS:
    Yanks in 6
    Torre in 7

    WS:
    Yanks in 5

  236. Wave Your Hat October 7th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    On taking out Hughes for Coke or Marte-

    Jason Kubel’s OPS vs RHP: 1.016

    Jason Kubel’s OPS vs LHP: .643

    In the right situation I could see taking out Hughes so that a lefty could face Kubel. As a general rule, though, Hughes should be left in. Mauer doesn’t have a particular platoon split so for sure I’d leave in Hughes against him.

    Gotta go in order to get home in time to see the game.

    Go Yanks!

  237. Jim Rice's Bad Role Models October 7th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    David Wells was hilarious with Francesa. He wanted Dodgers – Yankees WS because then people would boo Torre. He also said that the Twins would have a chance only if they showed up hung over.

  238. CountryClub October 7th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    David Wells was a very good pitcher. But he really is clueless sometimes. He just said that nobody has an advantage at Yankees Stadium. He does realize that the Yanks have the best home record in baseball, right?

  239. NYY626 October 7th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Ok, Im going to do my best to sneak out of the office now and head up to the stadium. I’ll catch ya’ll later! ( said in Andy voice).

  240. DT - OPPC member October 7th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    “I am certain that never happened. Yankee Snoopy and I have been cuddling on the couch every night. GB7 is very jealous”

    Tell GB to get his own dog. Preferably one that has typing skills.

  241. Dillon from MI October 7th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Does anyone know what will happen if a playoff game lasts longer then scheduled. So let’s say this COL/PHI game lasts till like 7 o clock will we miss the first 45 minutes of the Yanks game?

  242. Uncle Ellsworth October 7th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Yes seems like I’ve been away for months. Combo of a busy weekend and being a little sick.
    What did I miss?

  243. Wait till the ALDS October 7th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    I’m out. You won’tsee me for the rest of the playoffs, too crazy.

    Go Yankees!

  244. ---.---.---. October 7th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    -Jon(yank fan 212)

    Ubaldo is Hispanic.His name has meaning in his culture.What’s your problem getting so personal,as to INSULT,his mother?

  245. CB October 7th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Drive,

    Thanks. Exciting time. This yankee team is such a good one. I think they are going to play very well.

  246. Joekuh - Game 1, or class? Find out @ 6:07! October 7th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Wave, that’s not much of a consideration. Hughes has the hammer to get him out.

  247. Ryan October 7th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    I have a feeling it’s going to be a high scoring game tonight…Yankees 8 – Twins 5

  248. Rishi October 7th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Wait till the ALDS
    October 7th, 2009 at 4:43 pm
    I’m out. You won’tsee me for the rest of the playoffs, too crazy.

    Go Yankees!
    ==============================

    Irony from “Wait till the ALDS”…it’s here and now you’re gone

  249. S.A.--Now the real fun begins October 7th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Dillon from MI October 7th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Does anyone know what will happen if a playoff game lasts longer then scheduled. So let’s say this COL/PHI game lasts till like 7 o clock will we miss the first 45 minutes of the Yanks game?

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

    I bet they would have the Yankee game start on TNT

  250. Largo October 7th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Dillon –

    Last year TBS would start the later game on TNT until the first game ended.

  251. CountryClub October 7th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Dillon,

    In the past, they would move the 2nd game to TNT until the 1st game was over. So you shouldnt miss a pitch.

  252. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and believer in Joe Girardi October 7th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Gang, I have your predictions to this point. If you have given me anything beyond the Ds’s, please save it and give it to me when the series in question begins.

    Thanks!

  253. Bronx Jeers October 7th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Thanks Richie,

    Maybe you could title it ” Smell the Glove”?

  254. jennifer October 7th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    DILLION I think they will air it on TNT which stinks for me since I am recording TBS.

  255. Matt October 7th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Here we go the day we have been waiting for since spring training started. A time for the team to build on what has truly been a great season.

    The post season is a crap shoot lets hope the yanks remain the hottest team.

  256. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and believer in Joe Girardi October 7th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    oddly enough I don’t have picks from vin, and he’s the one who asked if Erica or I would do this!

  257. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth
    October 7th, 2009 at 4:43 pm
    Yes seems like I’ve been away for months. Combo of a busy weekend and being a little sick.
    What did I miss?

    ****

    Hope you are feeling better!! You were definitely missed

    You missed lots of the usual Posada/Molina debate.
    And for the really important stuff-
    1) I figured out which Sesame Street characters would best represent the Yankee line up
    2) I vacuumed my apartment (yes, finally)
    3) One of my coworkers had to go to a client on an Ellsworth Street. (I caught him mapquesting the directions). Made me think of you

  258. NYYanksFan October 7th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    “I often wondered if Pete had a thing going on with Selena Roberts.”

    Selena is a lesbian so what thing would that be?

  259. Dillon from MI October 7th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    I agree Ryan I see some runs being put on the board tonight. I hope not though because if the Yanks win but CC gives up over 3 runs all we will hear is how CC can’t pitch in postseason. Though if it does remain this windy pitchers will be giving up runs they don’t deserve to give up.

  260. Dillon from MI October 7th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Thanks for answering my question guys I completely forgot about TNT. I guess since I had a power outage scare this morning im just getting paranoid abot missing the games.

  261. Pat M. October 7th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    CB, I think Giradi incorporates Chamberlain into the bullpen equation…..Really, this bullpen depth makes it a 5-6 inning affair…..This is by far the superior edge the Yankee’s possess this October …..Clearly no other club comes close, and on this they will ride into the November promise land…..Can’t believe Selig is allowing the World Series to go into the first week of Novemeber

  262. DB October 7th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    The Ghost October 7th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Anyone else here excited to see how Girardi changes his management style in the playoffs? His regular season management style seemed geared to keeping players as healthy as possible so let’s hope it pays off now.

    ___

    Nice point, I’m assuming you are pointing to his BP management. I think he is going to ride Hughes / Mo as much as he can with the extra day rest. I can also see Joba playing a huge role if a starter gets tired early.

    Perfect night for me would be CC going 8 with mop up by Joba as the Yanks post a 7 run lead. Let him get his feet wet.

  263. betsy October 7th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Wow, I’m glad Pete is gone after that reminder about his treatment of Alex. He makes it sound like hip surgery is the new alchoholism….why not smear Utley and his beloved Mike Lowell with now? It’s Alex’ fault that the pathetic tabloids have nothing better to do than follow him around? Good riddance.

  264. Jeremy October 7th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    It’s windy in Philly and Cliff Lee has shut down the Rockies. If CC makes his pitches then the Twins won’t have a chance. Actually the wind will affect the Twins pitcher Duensing more since he pitches to contact and is a fly ball pitcher.

  265. ---.---.---. October 7th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    If Selena IS a Lesbian,this explains her hatred of a male (Alex) NOW i get it.

  266. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    If Mauer and Kubels spots come up in the 6th or 7th inning and CC is out of the game then Marte or Coke will come in to face them. The 8th inning is Hughes. Hughes will not be taken out of the game for a lesser pitcher.

  267. betsy October 7th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    Stuart a, we all know how Joe used Phil this year. He LOVES Phil Coke and thinks that Coke should be used for lefties. I see no reason why Girardi will change his pattern. Phil will not be charged with getting the biggest outs if they come before the 8th inning…….

  268. Dillon from MI October 7th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    I see Joba being used in some high leverage situations out of the pen by Girardi and that has me a little scared at this point I would rather see D-Rob/Ace in close games late. Joba is a starter now so I would only use him in multiple inning long relief or if a game goes extras.

  269. eric in queens October 7th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Get loud tonight!!!!!

  270. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    1 hour and 5 minutes until Game 1 :-)

    And its SO time to leave work. Catch you all in a little bit

  271. DB October 7th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Hey Trish, I’ll get involved with this one. If you don’t mind.

    Yanks in 3
    Angels in 4
    Colorado in 5
    LA in 5

  272. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and believer in Joe Girardi October 7th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Pat M, happy to see you. I noticed a post after I left that referred to me not talking to you because you accused me of gloating. I had responded to your earlier post (where you said it sounded like I was gloating) and told you that I was hardly gloating yesterday and if I were to gloat you could believe I would do it up pink. I said that what I really was having problem with was what I considered the arrogance of people who felt they knew more than Girardi and noted that I was ready to accept Girardi’s decision, no matter what it was, because the one thing I have always know is that the Yankees know more than I do.

    Just wanted to set the record straight. I have no problem with you whatsoever.

    :)

  273. Uncle Ellsworth October 7th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    You missed lots of the usual Posada/Molina debate.
    And for the really important stuff-
    1) I figured out which Sesame Street characters would best represent the Yankee line up
    2) I vacuumed my apartment (yes, finally)
    3) One of my coworkers had to go to a client on an Ellsworth Street. (I caught him mapquesting the directions). Made me think of you

    Where is Ellsworth St? Downtown?
    So The Debate of the year Rages on!
    You Vacuumed – good as long as there is no jinx attached.
    EPB Johnny Damon is Obviously The Count
    Swisher is Animal
    Jorge is Oscar
    Mo and Jeter Ernie and Bert?
    Matsiu is the Eagle.
    Alex is Big Bird
    CC is Cookie Monster

  274. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Uncle E-

    Not even close :-)

    Wait, you got one. Jeter is Ernie

  275. Dillon from MI October 7th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    I will throw my picks out there if I can.

    Yanks in 3
    Angels in 5
    Philadelphia in 4
    St. Louis in 4

  276. betsy October 7th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    I’m not counting Joba in as bullpen depth based on one outing in a meaningless game.

    Maine, Joe said he was not going to use Mo for 2 innings……. I think Joe has misplaced trust in his bullpen and so he will use Coke/Robertson/Joba where he should use Phil.

  277. DB October 7th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Wow Uncle El, you NAILED it!

  278. jennifer October 7th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    I am hoping our game turns out the same as the Philies game (at least up until now). :-)

  279. DB October 7th, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    but I’m sure Erica’s is even better :0

  280. Jon (yankfan212) October 7th, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    FYI, pregame on Yes now even though it’s not on Guide channel for FIOS.

  281. Uncle Ellsworth October 7th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    “Erica – always OPPC
    October 7th, 2009 at 4:57 pm
    Uncle E-

    Not even close

    Wait, you got one. Jeter is Ernie”

    Ok when you get back on let me know where you think I erred.

    Thanks DB!

  282. Kevin McCarthy October 7th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Does anyone else miss Pete? Sam is technically a better writer but Pete had a way of making every Yankee fan confident about the Yankees

  283. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    The 7th inning should be Robertson’s and Hughes in the 8th. Joba should only be used if the starter gets knocked out and they need someone in the 5th or 6th inning. Or a lefty for when Mauer comes up. The bottom of the Twins lineup is terrible, it’s basically 2,3,4, and 5.

  284. joeysdadjoe October 7th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    I guess Cliff Lee wants to make Lidge a non factor

  285. Jon (yankfan212) October 7th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Lee is unbelievable today..

  286. Carl October 7th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Kevin McCarthy October 7th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Does anyone else miss Pete? Sam is technically a better writer but Pete had a way of making every Yankee fan confident about the Yankees

    If you needed Pete to make yourself feel confident about the Yanks, you have a problem.

  287. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and believer in Joe Girardi October 7th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Thanks Jon!

  288. Jon (yankfan212) October 7th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Agreed, that’s not really a beat writers job.

  289. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Does anyone know if Mauer is good at throwing runners out?

  290. Back to Glory October 7th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    I have a bad feeling that CC is getting rocked tonight and Dunsing is going to pull a Jaret Wright domination session. CCs last start frightened me.

  291. Kevin McCarthy October 7th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Dear Crazy Carl,

    ‘Twas a mere comment on a writer’s presentation, not on the acutally state of the yankees

  292. DB October 7th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    There always seems to be to ways to manage by your gut and by the book. The playoffs seem to come down to the guy who manages by his gut. Just think if Showalter went with his gut and pitched Mo in 95 instead of Cone.

    Well, it might not have been in is gut, but it was in mine.

    Right now, my gut feeling would be to put Joba in if the game is around the 5th or 6th and looking to get away.

  293. Jon (yankfan212) October 7th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    No prob trisha. I didn’t want anyone to miss it accidentally. Sooooooo excited!

  294. Pat M. October 7th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Tricia, It’s Yankee baseball in October…..Yesterday’s gone, and you stated your position and I respect that …..All is cool as this is the time we’ve been waiting for ever sice the GM meetings back in November…..I also stated me position on the AJ / Molina / Giradi hoopla…..I still think it was entirely a Giradi call, and that’s that…..I do hope it’s just a case of holding AJ’s hand on the first day of school …After he gets his Post Season feet wet we move on……Can’t survive in the later rounds without Jorge’s stick…..Especially in the World Series

  295. Jon (yankfan212) October 7th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    100, yes he is. This year he’s at 28% which isn’t too great but over his career he is almost 40%.

  296. Bronx Jeers October 7th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Wow. The boys over at It Is High pointed this out.

    Check out the cover of SI from a couple of weeks back.

    http://cmsimg.detnews.com/apps.....038;Ref=AR

  297. Jon (yankfan212) October 7th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Sorry 26% this year.

  298. antisocial scrooge October 7th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    i kind of wish that the game started at 9. this way I wouldn’t be tempted to watch the game instead of finishing my paper.

  299. DB October 7th, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Posada is better at 29%….just saying

  300. betsy October 7th, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Oh boy, Francesca is like a dog with a bone. He has taken a quote from Joba (about how being a reliever is easier because he doesn’t have to think) and has run with it…..career reliever, lol.

  301. Pel October 7th, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    YES pre-game Clubhouse Report with Bob Lorenz and Kim Jones:

    http://bit.ly/F8B8v

  302. Jon (yankfan212) October 7th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Wow, Marquis on the mound for Colorado. That’s unexpected at this point in the game.

  303. talltenor October 7th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    AJ, what the heck? Seems to me that these comments are a bit defensive.

    Shouldn’t he be concentrating on the series, and worrying less about what all of us are saying?

  304. GreenBeret7 October 7th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    The wind is blowing out to dead center at 24 MPH, but, that’s a roof level. That could get ugly quick. You’ve got to hope that Sabathia find a ground ball pitch in his arsenal.

  305. m October 7th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    Sam,

    You mean Chamberlain>>Robertson>>Hughes>>Rivera, right?

  306. Peepee Hands October 7th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    “It’s Showtime!”

    -Mr. Incredible

  307. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and believer in Joe Girardi October 7th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Pat M, you are right. It is all good.

    :)

    Except for my kind of pretty postseason chart that I cannot get uploaded anywhere. I used images and a table and no servers seem to be able to accomodate the upload. It ends up just being a series of x’s with all the text running into each other!

    :(

  308. Tom in N.J. October 7th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    2009 Yankees= Dr. Teeth and The Electic Mayhem

  309. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Oh great, AJ doesn’t need any negative thoughts in his head. I knew the media couldn’t wait to get some quotes out of him. Hopefully he has a clear head with his .200 hitting catcher behind the plate and can pitch a good game.

  310. Pel October 7th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    YES pre-game analysis with Bob Lorenz, Michael Kay, David Cone, John Flaherty, and Ken Singleton:

    http://bit.ly/2lrFbl

    ?

  311. Jim October 7th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Yeah, I don’t like to hear that our of AJ. He sounds defensive, and his head needs to be clear to be successful. Girardi can’t go back on the decision now, it would look like he doesn’t know what he is doing.

  312. CB October 7th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    According to the incomparable SG over at the RLYB, the yankees probability of winning the series is 80%.

    Doesn’t guarantee that they’ll win but they have probability on their side.

    If this series was played 10 times the yankees would win 8 of them.

    But the thing is, the series will only be played once.

  313. Jeremy October 7th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Back to Glory
    Stop acting like a Red Sox fan and have confidence in your team.

  314. Jerkface October 7th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Burnett owns.

  315. Carl October 7th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    lol at the Philly crowd when the shutout just got broken up

  316. vinny-b October 7th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    get off AJ

    he want’s this more then any of us.

  317. Doreen October 7th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    What is the problem with what AJ said?

    First of all, I’m sure the media sought him out, rather than the other way around. And it IS important to let people know he’s okay with Posada. Because, really, it is important. Now, in my mind, it can be let go.

    I’m rooting so hard for CC . He’s such a fantastic person, I want him to have success tonight. Not just because I’m a Yankees fan, but because people like him deserve good things to happen. And I mean that.

  318. Jim October 7th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    vinny-b,

    Not sure about that.

  319. Jon (yankfan212) October 7th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Impressive game there by Lee.

  320. Pat M. October 7th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    CB, I wonder what his computer would say about the Mets beating the Orioles in 69…..Or more recently the Yanks losing to the Angels in 02 or the Marlins in 03……All that stuff sounds good….Vegas thinks pretty much the same way…..

  321. haiku-man October 7th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Philly 5-1 Lee completed the game

  322. Noreaster October 7th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Everybody will key off the big guy. If CC crushes the Twins, it won’t go beyond 4 and could end in 3. This game is why CC was signed to that big contract. Now we get to see who the real post season CC is…can’t wait.

  323. Jim October 7th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    I’m not mad at AJ. I just don’t want the situation to get to him and mess with his head. Hopefully, he is stronger than that.

  324. Pel October 7th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    YES Kim Jones interview with CC:

    http://bit.ly/8hyHD

  325. MaineYankee October 7th, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Betsy

    Joe said he would use Hughs and Mo for 4-5 outs. That isn’t 2 innings.

  326. JT October 7th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Done with work and off to the stadium! I’ll be enjoying the game from section 420B, best view in the house.

    GO YANKS!

  327. Doreen October 7th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Are our pitchers on their regular rest?

  328. CB October 7th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    “I wonder what his computer would say about the Mets beating the Orioles in 69…..”

    Just guessing but I’d bet the computer would have said if those two teams played 100 times they O’s win 85-90 times.

    But the series is only played once in the real world and sometimes it turns out that the 10 out of 100 outcome is the one that actually happens.

  329. BryanK October 7th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Looking forward to this, I feel good about the pitching matchup, and hope they Yanks can put up a few runs early to quell anything the Twins might be holding on to from last night.

  330. GreenBeret7 October 7th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Doreen, Sabathia has an extra day’s rest. Burnett will be on regular rest and Pettitte will be on 8 day’s rest.

  331. vinny-b October 7th, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    ok. The 2 players to stay away from:

    Joe Mauer (duh)

    and Orlando Cabrera

    able to remember like it was yesterday, when he delivered the most important hit in the 2004 NYY/Boston ALCS. Before he got the hit, i remarked to myself how he was the only player on the RedSox who didn’t have any fear in his eyes. I hate him with a passion (he took out Miguel Cairo in a dirty slide in the same series). However, pound for pound he is CLUTCH.

  332. Doreen October 7th, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    is Cuddyer the “pesky” guy on Minnesota?

    Do the Yankees have a “pesky” guy that other teams don’t like to face?

  333. pat October 7th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Is everyone wearing the right lucky shirt or have the necessary “lucky charm” within reach?

  334. Jerkface October 7th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Do the Yankees have a “pesky” guy that other teams don’t like to face?

    Matsui, Cano, to an extent Damon

  335. Doreen October 7th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    GB7 -

    Thanks. 8 days for Pettitte? Hmm, how does that go? Good for him, because he’s older and he could use the rest? Or too much rest?

  336. JasonR October 7th, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    “Do the Yankees have a “pesky” guy that other teams don’t like to face?”

    Everyone.

  337. vinny-b October 7th, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    “Matsui, Cano, to an extent Damon”

    pesky? Expect pitchers might say Swisher. He can be a bee*tch when it comes to seeing pitches

  338. MIKE October 7th, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    the Phillies are taking the 05 White Sox approach, if your bullpen sucks, just have your starters throw complete games

  339. Pat M. October 7th, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    You make the real point CB, They only play the series once…..Good to have you back…..It’s gets strange here at times, and logic gets lost in the onslaught of irrational hysteria……I think CC needs to attack Mauer inside tonight…He’s more deadly going the other way….

  340. Doreen October 7th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    jerkface -

    I don’t know about Cano. He hasn’t had enough hits with RISP, even though he’s a tough out otherwise. Matsui – can a power hitter be “pesky?” Damon, maybe.

  341. Jerkface October 7th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    pesky? Expect pitchers might say Swisher. He can be a bee*tch when it comes to seeing pitches

    All the opposing fans I talk to say they do not want to see Matsui at the plate. And Damon is clutch and often has a high P/PA.

    Cano has a huge road game.

  342. vinny-b October 7th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    confession.

    in a heterosexual kind of way, i love Joe Nathan.

    when he talks, he seems to really get it. Not to mention, his skills.

  343. ---.---.---. October 7th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    -Back to Glory

    Get behind the Yankees,they’ve earned respect!!

    The players are aware that Yankee Universe,and the Organization wants a WS berth and Win.

  344. Doreen October 7th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    vinny-b -

    Yeah, Swisher could be considered “pesky.”

  345. Jerkface October 7th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Matsui – can a power hitter be “pesky?”

    Matsui was always a line drive / gap power .300 hitter in the US until his knee surgeries.

    Can Cuddyer be pesky with more than 30 HRs?

  346. Jeremy October 7th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Mauer has terrible numbers against CC. Actually the entire Twins lineup doesn’t have good numbers against Sabathia.

  347. Pel October 7th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Al Leiter’s spot-leit on Joe Mauer, Gardenhire’s comments about facing the Yankees, and more analysis by Bob Lorenz, John Flaherty, and Ken Singleton:

    http://bit.ly/46KVwL

  348. betsy October 7th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    I don’t know what to make of AJ’s comments. Clearly he and Jorge are not on the same page because Jorge said yesterday something to the effect that he can’t do anything about it if AJ is more comfortable pitching to Molina. Here AJ is saying he doesn’t care who he pitches to. I like that he put the onus on him for not pitching well when he doesn’t pitch well, but this is the first time I’ve seen be particularly sensitive. His comments are not going to help him with the media…….

  349. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    CC show everyone how good you are and can be in the post season….LET’S GO YANKEES!!!

  350. Doreen October 7th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    Ah, jerkface – you should have prefaced your answer with the fact that you’ve spoken with fans of opposing teams! :)

  351. pat October 7th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    Doreen

    Jeter can be pesky. His Jeterian swing to right instead of getting jammed probably makes pitchers nuts

  352. RJ H October 7th, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Got my Thurman Munson jersey on watching this TBS piece on Brandon Inge…….cant argue some of these guys are just great people

  353. L to the 2nd October 7th, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    I’ll get in my 2 cents’ worth:

    NYY in 4
    LAA in 5
    PHI in 4
    STL in 4

    NYY in 6
    STL in 6

    NYY in 6

  354. Tom in N.J. October 7th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Bronx Jeers- I love your avatar over on Pete’s blog. Classic.

  355. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    I hope that Duensing isn’t one of these nobodies that will step up in a big game. Too bad the Yanks never faced him before so they know what to expect.

  356. GreenBeret7 October 7th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Doreen
    October 7th, 2009 at 5:36 pm
    is Cuddyer the “pesky” guy on Minnesota?

    Do the Yankees have a “pesky” guy that other teams don’t like to face?

    ————————————————————

    The pesky guys would be Punto, but, Harris always seems to get hot when he plays NYY. Not sure what Tolbert will do, but, he had 3-4 huge hits in the last 10 days. Mauer….forget it. NYY cannot get him out. The guy they really need to control is Span. He’s also dangerous with the glove. As was said about Garry Maddox years ago, “3/4ths of the world is covered by water. The rest is covered by Danard Span (Maddox).”

  357. CB October 7th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Pat M.,

    CC’s been very tough on Maeur. He’s the key. If you can dampen his production the twins become a very ordinary team.

    I am very excited about CC taking the mound for this team in the post season.

  358. Doreen October 7th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    jerkface -

    Match point to you re; Cuddyer v. Matsui, sir. :)

  359. Jeremy October 7th, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    100 pitches of fun…
    The Yankees have faced him before. And they lit him up for 4 runs in 2 innings.

  360. Frits October 7th, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Holy fck. I am nervous

  361. Mike Parch October 7th, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Did Pavano get injured on that hug?

  362. vinny-b October 7th, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    off topic:

    anyone ever seen a funnier ESPN ad than the new Albert Pujols/Machine commercial ???

  363. Jerkface October 7th, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Doreen – I prefer not to think of our players as pesky, but more ‘unrelenting’ and ‘vicious’ and ‘merciless’ >:)

  364. CK in LA October 7th, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Hugging Pavano …. really?????

  365. CK in LA October 7th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Is there an injury report yet.

  366. Doreen October 7th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    jerkface -

    Maybe that’s why I had trouble thinking of one of our guys who was “pesky.” :lol:

  367. Valerie G. October 7th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Hey Trish–

    I’m just getting on the blog now so I hope these predictions can still get in: I say the Yanks win 3. 3 straight wins.

    Thanks!

  368. Jeremy October 7th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Duensing didn’t fare well against the Yankees, and he is an average left handed pitcher. He pitches to contact and gives up fly balls. Duensing pitches well against free swinging teams.

  369. jonnycat October 7th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    so what happened to sj44 ‘showing up’ for the beginning of the series?

  370. jonnycat October 7th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    so what happened to sj44 ‘showing up’ for the beginning of the series?

  371. vinny-b October 7th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    “The pesky guys would be Punto, but, Harris always seems to get hot when he plays NYY. Not sure what Tolbert will do, but, he had 3-4 huge hits in the last 10 days. Mauer….forget it. NYY cannot get him out. The guy they really need to control is Span. He’s also dangerous with the glove. As was said about Garry Maddox years ago, “3/4ths of the world is covered by water. The rest is covered by Danard Span (Maddox)”

    you should add Orlando Cabrera the list. I hope the Yanks do

  372. L to the 2nd October 7th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Game 3′s pitcher for MIN just became TBA, huh?

    I wonder if Idle’s buttocks is flaring up again.

    It should.

  373. pat October 7th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Who hugged Pavano?

  374. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    The Yankees have faced him before
    —————————————–

    I know but I don’t think one at bat is enough to judge. Or enough to get used to how his pitches move. I meant like a full game.

  375. Jorge Bonilla October 7th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    I’m pretty sure I saw CMW in Tampa last weekend, hanging around the outfield during BP.

  376. CK in LA October 7th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    UPDATE, 5:45 p.m.: In an upset of 1980 U.S. hockey proportions, Carl Pavano was roundly booed when introduced. When Ron Gardenhire was introduced, he ran out and hugged Pavano before going to his spot on the line.

  377. RalphieD (OPPC) October 7th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    i need this game to start…gotta get these butterflies out of my stomach

  378. talltenor October 7th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    I am glad Wang is there. It would surprise me if he’s a Yankee after this season’s over, though, andI feel badly for him.

  379. nathan October 7th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Why CMW… come on dont need the bad karma

  380. Phil - Not a troll since 2007 October 7th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    pat – the team’s trainer

  381. Bronx Jeers October 7th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    “Done with work and off to the stadium! I’ll be enjoying the game from section 420B, best view in the house.

    GO YANKS!”

    Never complain about your seats in a playoff game!

    I can’t even watch it.

  382. vinny-b October 7th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    “When Ron Gardenhire was introduced, he ran out and hugged Pavano before going to his spot on the line”

    LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!

    and is why he isn’t pitching in Game 2. Neither Pavano or Gardnehire have the balls to start him.

  383. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    I am home.. so excited I am reminding myself to breathe

  384. CB October 7th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Just about all of the twins starters don’t walk anyone and at the same time don’t miss bats.

    The yankees are going to need to balance staying patient but not letting the twins starters get easy strikes over that put them ahead in the count.

    That’s a general issue – but it’s even more heightened against the twins because they really don’t walk hitters but also aren’t very difficult to make contact off of.

    This is the kind of staff it’ll be important to see the pitch and not try to do too much. In particular, the hitters need to be willing to go up the middle and the other way. The left handed hitters at the new stadium have been at time very pull conscious and they need to be careful with that.

  385. EY October 7th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    YA WANGER!!!

    GOtta be there to support your teammates. Hope he’s still in Pinstripes next year :D The word is that his wish is to stay with the team…think he’ll take a discount.

  386. Rishi October 7th, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    i need a meeting to pop up or something…anything to keep me distracted until about 6:15 (hopefully the end of a quick 1-2-3 top of the 1st inning)…

  387. Phil - Not a troll since 2007 October 7th, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Why can’t they show the introductions instead of useless, talking heads?

  388. vinny-b October 7th, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    who has better hair ?

    Dennis Eck or David Wells

  389. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Uncle E-

    If you are still out there, here is what I came up with

    Jeter= Ernie
    Posada= Bert (cause they are BFFs)
    A-Rod= Big Bird
    Damon= Elmo
    Tex= Grover
    Cano & Melky= Two Headed Monster
    Mastui= The Count
    Swisher= Cookie Monster

  390. Jinx Jinx Jinx Jinx October 7th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Brian Duensing does his best Josh Beckett (circa October 2003) impression: shutting down the Yankees offense at Yankee Stadium in October.

  391. Christina- Here come the bandwagoners... October 7th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Countdown, Erica…. 10 minutes!

  392. Rishi October 7th, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Trisha – here’s one more:

    jthomson22: Before things get started here, my predictions: Phils in 5, Dodgers in 5, Yanks in 3, Angels in 5; Yanks-Phils WS, Yanks win (CC MVP). U?
    7 minutes ago from web

  393. Carl October 7th, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Lets go Yankees!!!!!

  394. KGsturnz0r October 7th, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    “YA WANGER!!!
    GOtta be there to support your teammates. Hope he’s still in Pinstripes next year The word is that his wish is to stay with the team…think he’ll take a discoun”

    Was he in a box? missed it

  395. vinny-b October 7th, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    “Brian Duensing does his best Josh Beckett (circa October 2003) impression: shutting down the Yankees offense at Yankee Stadium in October”

    or Jeret Wright (circa 1997)

  396. New York October 7th, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    OMG. GAME TIME!

  397. Tom in N.J. October 7th, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    David Wells perfecto has become Homer bowling a 300.

  398. RhapsodyInBlue October 7th, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Great to be back in the big dance. Go Bombers!!!!!

  399. vin October 7th, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    NYY in 4
    LAA in 4
    PHI in 3
    LAD in 5

    NYY in 5
    LAD in 6

    NYY in 5

  400. john October 7th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    lets go yanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  401. Phil - Not a troll since 2007 October 7th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Not yet.

  402. RJ H October 7th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    And we’re LIVE

  403. Jeremy October 7th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    This should be a good game.

  404. Ed - 2009 will be the year of the Yanks October 7th, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    I know we were a year away removed from appearing in the postseason but it seems forever!!!!

    LETS..GO..YANKS!

  405. Tom in N.J. October 7th, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    October Baseball!

  406. Cindy G October 7th, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    One of the problems with watching all games through the computer is that nothing happens until the first pitch. A few minutes ago, though, it occurred to me I could listen to the CBS radio pregame feed on the iphone separately. Wish I had figured this out months ago…

  407. Carl October 7th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    I love the Postseason.tv dugout cams

  408. Doreen October 7th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Go Yankees! Go CC!

    (Anyone else feel almost as if the Twins are the WC team?)

  409. Tom in N.J. October 7th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Bon Jovi?

    I hate Bon Jovi. :anger:

  410. Bronx Jeers October 7th, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    “Bronx Jeers- I love your avatar over on Pete’s blog. Classic.”

    Thanks Tom,

    I tried to select the one photo that I felt would cause the most consternation in the heart of the average Sox fan.

    http://tinyurl.com/y9qcgvh

  411. Ed - 2009 will be the year of the Yanks October 7th, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Tom, I hate Bon Jovi too…

  412. Rob in Vt. October 7th, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Let’s go Yankees.

    Good pitching.

    Good defense.

    Timely hitting.

  413. vinny-b October 7th, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    “I love the Postseason.tv dugout cams”

    yes. TBS postseason baseball presentation/coverage is excellent. (minus the viagra commercials)

  414. Serf October 7th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    I’m so nervous I could cry. Over 600 hours of baseball, a total of about 27 days we’ve watched this year and it all comes down to this. Last year I didn’t watch every game, but this year I did and every single pitch is going to be epic. I’m shaking :(

  415. Jon (yankfan212) October 7th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    I thank God for making me a Yankee fan.

  416. Get Yer Damn hands Off Of her! October 7th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Who is Nick Pinto, Suzyne?!?!?

  417. Jinx Jinx Jinx Jinx October 7th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Twins win tonight.

  418. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Tom in N.J.
    October 7th, 2009 at 6:03 pm
    Bon Jovi?

    I hate Bon Jovi. :anger:
    ***

    You are from New Jersey. Is that even allowed?

  419. Phil - Not a troll since 2007 October 7th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    This broadcast team is awful. How can a producer or network allow these guys to call a game?

  420. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 7th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    I am so pumped right now. Lets get it started

  421. Jon (yankfan212) October 7th, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Serf- you are not alone my friend.

  422. pat October 7th, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Here we go. Let’s go Yankees.

  423. Noreaster October 7th, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Time to go!!!!

  424. Vader October 7th, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Let’s get this thing done…Let’s Go Yankees!!!!

  425. Fran (the original) and OPPC member October 7th, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Let’s go Yankees!

  426. Phil - Not a troll since 2007 October 7th, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    And we’re off…

  427. Ed - 2009 will be the year of the Yanks October 7th, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Erica,

    from somewhere is meaningless. :D

  428. Matt October 7th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    lot of empty seats!!!! GO YANKEES

  429. Uncle Ellsworth October 7th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Jeter= Ernie
    Posada= Bert (cause they are BFFs)
    A-Rod= Big Bird
    Damon= Elmo
    Tex= Grover
    Cano & Melky= Two Headed Monster
    Mastui= The Count
    Swisher= Cookie Monster

    why is tex Grover?
    Play ball!

  430. S.A.--Serenity Now October 7th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Let’s go Yanks!

  431. Boston Dave October 7th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    let’s get 9.09% out of the way tonight!!!

    go Yanks!!

  432. Dan October 7th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Legends seats not full…how embarrassing.

  433. Jim the VT Yankeefan October 7th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Since I work night I bought the MLB.tv post-season package and now it tells me all of the games are blacked out. What a rip off.

  434. Benny Blanco October 7th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Lets go cc…. squeeze the filling out of the twinkies

  435. RS October 7th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Ok, I was COMPLETELY calm and cool a few minutes ago but now I’ve got butterflies!

  436. Tom in N.J. October 7th, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    I live a mile away fom that clown Erica.

  437. Matt October 7th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    They should take a handful of people in the standing section and fill up the seats!!! give it 3 innings, if there empty, fill em up!

  438. clarko October 7th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    is there a better online way to watch the game? i subscribe to mlb.com and it was great during the season but last night the playoff game was highly restricted and so far tonight- nothing.
    blank.
    thanks
    k

  439. Valerie G. October 7th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Yeah! Postseason with the New york yankees…doesn’t get much better than this!

    …Except CC has got to throw fewer pitches or this’ll be a very short game.

  440. Matt October 7th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    dont worry.. get the outs

  441. Noreaster October 7th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    OK, not the start I wanted…

  442. S.A.--Serenity Now October 7th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    darn it

  443. Tom in N.J. October 7th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    I should have used a comma.

    Erica is not a clown.

  444. Serf October 7th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    I’ve got my inhaler next to me. Denard Span just doubled. Oh boy. :P lol

  445. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    why is tex Grover?
    Play ball!
    ****

    Cause Grover is also a Superhero aka SuperGrover and Tex is like a Superhero at 1st. Plus, there is almost a resemblence

  446. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Crap…He wasn’t able to put him away.

  447. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Tom in N.J.
    October 7th, 2009 at 6:10 pm
    I should have used a comma.

    Erica is not a clown.
    ****

    LOL. Much appreciated

  448. Valerie G. October 7th, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    That was a nice cutter.

  449. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 7th, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Not a good start. Especially being up 0-2 in the count

  450. go October 7th, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    and the disappointment begins…..:(

  451. EY October 7th, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Earth to CC: You didn’t pitch on 3 days rest for the past 2 weeks

  452. Jon (yankfan212) October 7th, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    CC’s obviously amped up. Breathe big fella.

  453. RS October 7th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    CC needs to put away these guys after 0-2

  454. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 7th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    The wind through the frieze…

    Yankee ghosts’ harmonica…

    Inaugural song…

  455. Valerie G. October 7th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Get this out, C.C.

  456. RalphieD (OPPC) October 7th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    big k

  457. Uncle Ellsworth October 7th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    who’s got the pepto?

  458. Matt October 7th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    niceeeeeeee

  459. Ed - 2009 will be the year of the Yanks October 7th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    I like that…c’mon!!

  460. GreenBeret7 October 7th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    I’d be tempted to walk Mauer right now,

  461. Matt October 7th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    big out

  462. Valerie G. October 7th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Better, CC. Way, way better.

  463. go October 7th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    biggest prob this season has been not able to put away hitter when up 0-2 , 1-2

    :(

  464. vin October 7th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Orlando Cabrera won a ring with the Angels? Come on, Suzyn… its the playoffs… gotta bring the A-game. You’ve been hanging around Sterling for too long.

  465. Serf October 7th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Saw that strikout and I did a Jeter fist pump. Heard Joe Mauer was coming to bat… :(

  466. vrsce October 7th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    go

    Try and have some heart

  467. Matt October 7th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    not good.. relax cc

  468. RS October 7th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Oh come on…

  469. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    CC is too amped up. Hopefully he settles down very quickly. I would walk Mauer.

  470. L to the 2nd October 7th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    They either get to CC early or they’re not getting him at all.

  471. EY October 7th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Come on Jorge :(

  472. Benny Blanco October 7th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    can we get on the same page please???

  473. Valerie G. October 7th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Don’t score that run…

  474. Phil - Not a troll since 2007 October 7th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    Not a great start.

  475. Jerkface October 7th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    That is why you catch Molina in the playoffs

  476. JZ October 7th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    not a good start

  477. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    CC needs to calm down…

  478. Matt October 7th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    keep throwing strikes.. come on

  479. S.A.--Serenity Now October 7th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    come on big guy

  480. vin October 7th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    “I’d be tempted to walk Mauer right now,”

    I would’ve walked him last night when he came up with no one on and 2 outs in extra innings. Of course he ended up grounding harmlessly to 2nd.

  481. go October 7th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    typical bad october so far for yanks. :(

  482. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and believer in Joe Girardi October 7th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    Thanks rish. I will grab that and any others I missed.

    At some point I will have these up and running on the internet.

    I perused a few comments and will say that at this point I don’t give a flying fig what any Yankee player says to the press, to each other, about each other, etc. They are a lot more professional and certainly a lot more focused than those who are still stuck down in the weeds whining about this and that.

    I’ve loved every moment of this season and I’ve done it by keeping my eyes on the prize (certainly for the most part.) I’m taking in this glorious postseason the same way.

    Will update the chart and post it as soon as I have it all set.

    GO YANKEES!

  483. Matt October 7th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    BEAUTIFUL ONE MORE STRIKE

  484. RS October 7th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    YEAH!!

  485. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 7th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Huge K

  486. Matt October 7th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    YEAHHHHH CCCCCC

  487. Serf October 7th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Got Mauer!

  488. vrsce October 7th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    a very good start

  489. JZ October 7th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    I can live with giving up 1 run. No run sure will be better

  490. RalphieD (OPPC) October 7th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    sit down joe! (mauer)

  491. Noreaster October 7th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    K!!!

  492. Shawn October 7th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    big strikeout! sit down joe!

  493. Valerie G. October 7th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    OMG I LOVE THE YANKEES!!!

  494. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Great pitching to Mauer. It would stink to give up a hit to the next guy after getting Mauer out.

  495. L to the 2nd October 7th, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Don’t sleep on Cuddyer

  496. lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) October 7th, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    CC’s stuff is nasty right now. Span just had a really good at bat laying off some borderline pitches. Sometimes you have to give the batter credit. That said, since CCs stuff looks really good I think he will settle down after this inning

  497. RS October 7th, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    All these swings and misses must be a good sign.

  498. Shawn October 7th, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    un mas!

  499. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Come on CC!!!

  500. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 7th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Autumnal ardor…

    Is the wind but whistling ghosts?

    Yankee Stadium…

  501. antisocial scrooge October 7th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    cc is beastly

  502. Valerie G. October 7th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Get Cuddyer!

  503. go October 7th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    doesn’t look like the Twins got here at 4 am this morning at all. They look great.

  504. The Damon-ator October 7th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    for those having trouble watching online with postseason tv. be sure to click on the postseason tv icon and NOT the MLBtv icon. for some reason that made a difference for me.

  505. Matt October 7th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    yeah GOT OUT OF THE JAM.. GREAT JOB CC.. LETS GO YANKEES.. LETS GO OFFENSE, LETS SCORE SOME RUNS!!!!!!!

  506. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 7th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    YEA CC. Playoff demons be gone

  507. Carl October 7th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    GJ CC!

  508. RalphieD (OPPC) October 7th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    nice job CC

  509. Jenna October 7th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    CY SABATHIA ;)

  510. Noreaster October 7th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    CC!!!!

  511. Ed - 2009 will be the year of the Yanks October 7th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    that is why CC is the man!!!

  512. Yankee Trader October 7th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Duensing 31 walks in 84 innings. Hope we take an early patient approach with him.

    Great pitching by CC!

  513. Jon (yankfan212) October 7th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    CC is sexy

  514. EY October 7th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Nice job getting out of a small jam!

  515. Rob in Vt. October 7th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Way to work out of trouble CC!!

  516. Yanks_Fan October 7th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Awesome comeback, CC!!

  517. GreenBeret7 October 7th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    A lot of pitches, but, he escaped clean.

  518. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Nice job getting out of that. Hopefully he can settle down now.

  519. JZ October 7th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    good. I am happy

  520. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Congratulations go out to the winners of Guess the Postseason Roster. The following contestants got 24 out of 25 roster spots right.

    Uncle Ellsworth
    Barbados
    Rebecca
    Jenna
    Vin
    Jeff NJ
    Ed H

    Thanks to all who played!!!!

  521. pat October 7th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    CC with focus right there. Big Ks.

  522. Serf October 7th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Let’s hope for a 17 run first inning for the Yankees. At least.

  523. S.A.--Serenity Now October 7th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    get cracking bats

  524. PRPaulyMike October 7th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    atta boy Big Fella!

  525. RS October 7th, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Great job, CC! This is why he’s an ACE. How many pitchers get Mauer to strike out after that passed ball?

  526. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 7th, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    I feel an Arod blast coming up

  527. jaybird October 7th, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    George Lopez count has begun = 1

  528. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and believer in Joe Girardi October 7th, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    As a quirky aside, my fantasy team was primarily Twinkie players! It was mostly poor drafting (I didn’t understand how to do it) that got me there. But eventually I picked up the Twins players who were getting the job done.

    It is so odd to be rooting against them!

    :)

  529. go October 7th, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    shaky shaky.

    I wonder how many “experts” who had thought the yanks will win series are changing their predictions.

  530. Jeremy October 7th, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Does anybody think CC was a little nervous there ?

  531. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 7th, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Sabathia starts…

    Indefatigable ace…

    Answering autumn…

  532. Fran (the original) and OPPC member October 7th, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Anybody watching the game on TBS HD through Time Warner? My picture keeps freezing. Anyone else? Definitely time to get FiOS.

  533. go October 7th, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    and here’s young josh beckett.

  534. RalphieD (OPPC) October 7th, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    “Anybody watching the game on TBS HD through Time Warner? My picture keeps freezing. Anyone else? Definitely time to get FiOS.”

    same problem…if you switch the channel back and forth it fixes it (temporarily)

  535. lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) October 7th, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    After getting out of that inning unscathed I bet CC settles down and just rolls through the Twins lineup for a few innings.

  536. Yankee Trader October 7th, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Duensing 31 walks in 84 innings. Take the patient approach Yanks.

    Great job by CC.

  537. Jeff NJ October 7th, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Evening all. It’s on, LET’S GO YANKEES!

  538. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    The amount of comments going on is insane

    Nick and his 1.5 under. pffft

  539. Carl October 7th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    Jete!

  540. Matt October 7th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    CAPATIN STARTS IT OFF RIGHT!!

  541. S.A.--Serenity Now October 7th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    Jetes! :)

  542. Ed - 2009 will be the year of the Yanks October 7th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    the Cap’n has a hit…i like i like.

  543. Bronx Jeers October 7th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    So sweet CC is.

    Here’s Tyler Kepner quoting Tex in today’s Times

    “Strikeouts are huge in the postseason,” first baseman Mark Teixeira said. “If you have guys that can put the ball in play, anything can happen. Bad bounces, errors, little broken-bat hits. Those things happen. But a lot of guys on our team can strike you out. And because of that, you’re not going to put the ball in play much. Hopefully, we’ll get out of some innings because of it.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10.....ref=sports

  544. Shawn October 7th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    captain!

  545. EY October 7th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    GO CAPTAIN JEET!!!

  546. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 7th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    I am surprised to see all the empty seats down below

  547. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    Hi Jeff NJ-

    You were one of the Guess the Postseason Roster winners.. YAY!

  548. MIKE October 7th, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    andddd here we go!

  549. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Jeter gets things started, lets smack around this guy!!!

  550. Bleeding Pinstripes October 7th, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    what is jeter’s average in the 1st inning? anyone?

  551. GreenBeret7 October 7th, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Damon is only a pull hitter when he gets the ball in the air. That’s more because a change in his swing than the ball park.

  552. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Keep working the count Johnny….. and be awesome :-)

  553. Michael T October 7th, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    Can someone help a brother on the West Coast out? Anyway I can listen to a radio broadcast of this over the internet? Its not on ESPN radio for some reason and I am stuck in the office.

  554. Fran (the original) and OPPC member October 7th, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    Thanks RalphieD

  555. Jon (yankfan212) October 7th, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    Michael try freebaseballradio.com

  556. JZ October 7th, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    no DP, then I’d like to see A-Rod do something

  557. m October 7th, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    Nice job by CC in that top half.

    And of course, Jeter. What can you say?

  558. Jenna October 7th, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    “Congratulations go out to the winners of Guess the Postseason Roster. The following contestants got 24 out of 25 roster spots right.

    Uncle Ellsworth
    Barbados
    Rebecca
    Jenna
    Vin
    Jeff NJ
    Ed H”

    Woo! Now let’s win number 27!

  559. Carl October 7th, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Come on Rod!

  560. Matt October 7th, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Anyone else having a problem on the Yesnetwork message board? it says the last post was at 5:30 or something like that…. and when i click login, it says there is an error.

    COME ON AROD.. DO IT

  561. EY October 7th, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Oh here comes. Arod & RISP.

  562. Jenna October 7th, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Well isn’t this scripted lol

  563. Noreaster October 7th, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    OK, what will ARod do (Nice job sending Jeter Joe!)

  564. PRPaulyMike October 7th, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Will we hear: It’s an A-Bomb by A-Rod?

  565. PRPaulyMike October 7th, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Will we hear: It’s an A-Bomb by A-Rod?

  566. JZ October 7th, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    please don’t boo a-rod even if he has a bad AB.

  567. CB October 7th, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    For much of this decade one of the central problems for the yankees – especially in the post season – was the fact that the pitching staff just didn’t strike hitters out.

    For several seasons prior to this one they’ve been a below average strike out team.

    This year – the staff led the AL in strike outs.

    And we saw how invaluable striking hitters out in the post season is in that first inning.

    On a night with a lot of wind where getting the ball up in the air is going to be dangerous, CC gets into trouble but promptly gets through it by striking two guys out, including the future MVP.

    Very impressive stuff. And it’s one sign of how this is a better built team for the post season.

  568. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 7th, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Oh didn’t take them long to mention A-Rod’s postseason *woes*

  569. jaybird October 7th, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    God, Darling talks way too much.

  570. Valerie G. October 7th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    here comes a hr

  571. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 7th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Girardi’s gambit…

    Jeter standing on second…

    A-Rod aspires…

  572. JZ October 7th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    I think A-Rod is still trying to do too much….

  573. jonas October 7th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    wow, if I hear one more commentator cop out and use the word, “gamer, execute, professional, or baseball player,” i’ll burn my ears out. Talk about using words that mean nothing at all.

  574. Matt October 7th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    RELAX… HE GOT OUT. HE DIDNT CHOKE. HE WILL BE FINE.. MAYBE HE IS A LITTLE NERVOUS.. HE WILL BE FINE. HE DIDNT POP OUT AT LEAST.. HE GOT A NICE PIECE

  575. Benny Blanco October 7th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    BOOO the wind!!!!

  576. Jon (yankfan212) October 7th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    These announcers are awful.

  577. Jon (yankfan212) October 7th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    These announcers are awful.

  578. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 7th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    I hope balls aren’t going to die out there all night like that one did.

  579. RalphieD (OPPC) October 7th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    hmm…i thought arod hit the ball good….18 pitches for duensing

  580. Carl October 7th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    JZ October 7th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    I think A-Rod is still trying to do too much….

    Let him settle in like everyone else.

  581. bru October 7th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    strikeouts get them out of trouble

    cc
    burnett
    hughes
    mo
    robertson

  582. Matt October 7th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    i wish the games were on YES. TBS is not a sports channel

  583. Jeff NJ October 7th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Ooh missed that Erica. I figured since I missed one, I would have lost. I thought Joba would be off and Guzman off, glad I was wrong.

    Good game so far.

  584. randy l. October 7th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    not a bad two strike swing by alex.

    he’s a much better 0-2 hitter than he was a year ago.

    i still think he’s going to have a good series.

  585. Jon (yankfan212) October 7th, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    Arod went the other way on that one. Wasn’t trying to do too much at all.

  586. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 7th, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    How so, JZ?

    He’s trying to make contact and get Jeter home. That’s actually his job in the line-up.

  587. Turbowei October 7th, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Relax guys, this is just 1st inning…

  588. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    I thought Arod hit that ball better than he did.

  589. CB October 7th, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    That was a very good at bat for Alex. He was patient. When he fell behind in the count he tried to make solid contact but didn’t over swing.

    And then he took an outside pitch the other way – he hit it very hard but it got killed in the wind.

    If he continues with that approach he’s going to have a very good series. That’s exactly what he needs to do against the twins pitching.

  590. S.A.--Serenity Now October 7th, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Back to work CC. Focus

  591. pat October 7th, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Alex fouling off the inside pitches is a good sign he isn’t trying to do too much. He would have Kd on those in the past

  592. GreenBeret7 October 7th, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    The wind may be blowing out ABOVE the Stadium, but, it appears to be blowing in from right at field level.

  593. Benny Blanco October 7th, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    CC is cool now.

  594. Get Yer Damn hands Off Of her! October 7th, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    John Sterling said balls were flying out to right field during batting practice ……… btw.

  595. Michelle October 7th, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    remember that neither Damon or Tex got him either . . .

  596. Jon (yankfan212) October 7th, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    I HATE TBS. We miss pitches of post season baseball because they are showing Corzine commercials? Such garbage broadcasting. It happened with the Phillies game too.

  597. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    The bottom of the lineup should be easy for CC.

  598. JF October 7th, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    the key next time up is if Cano sees more than 3 pitches…hopefully we can get this kid over 40 pitches over 2 innings…

  599. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 7th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Made Duensing throw a decent amount of pitches to get his outs.

  600. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 7th, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Yankee playoff baseball. It’s all good. Don’t be nervous, enjoy the ride to #27. :-)

  601. pat October 7th, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    nyp_joelsherman: Duensing threw whole repertoire at A-Rod: 2 fastballs, 1 slider, 1 curve, 1 changeup

    Well he’s seen it all now then.

  602. Matt October 7th, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    CC is sharp!!!!

  603. Jon (yankfan212) October 7th, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    CC is nasty so far.

  604. Tucker October 7th, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    CC looks fantastic.

  605. Expectation . Reality . October 7th, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    I still say Twins will sweep, as I have predicted all along.

  606. Valerie G. October 7th, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    btw, anybody know the k-record for a post season game?
    I’m thinking 18…?

  607. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    CC has good stuff tonight, but you can see the nerves. Hopefully he can calm down otherwise the pitch count is going to get high really soon.

  608. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 7th, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Expectation: you will say something anti-Yankee.

    Reality: nobody respects a troll.

  609. RalphieD (OPPC) October 7th, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    nice play arod! clutch play!

  610. GreenBeret7 October 7th, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Expectation . Reality .
    October 7th, 2009 at 6:39 pm
    I still say Twins will sweep, as I have predicted all along.

    ————————————————————

    You couldn’t predict a December snowstorm at the North Pole.

  611. Rob in Vt. October 7th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    CC dealing…..nice play ARod.

  612. Jon (yankfan212) October 7th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Nice pick Rod.

  613. The Damon-ator October 7th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    the last halfway decent broadcaster in the Caray family was Harry. this clown tonight stinks.

  614. JMK aka The Overshare October 7th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    A Choke should be hitting 7

  615. Uncle Ellsworth October 7th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    runs please

  616. Yankee Trader October 7th, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Ump giving CC the corners. Let’s continue working the count and get into their tired bullpen.

    Lefties hitting at .300 average against Blackburn-tomorrows starter.

  617. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Darling is a great announcer and knows what he is talking about. The other guys voice is so annoying.

  618. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 7th, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    I thought I could listen to Sterling and Waldman since I bought the MLB-audio this year. I guess that ends at the end of the regular season. :-(

  619. Jeremy October 7th, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    I know. Can CC calm down. He should just treat this as another game. Throw strikes and that’s it.

  620. Barrows October 7th, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    If CC can keep this up I will feel good. We have a team against us that generally keeps it in the zone and we were able to work it in the first inning. Let’s keep it up though. Not digging this announcing team but wasn’t expecting to.

  621. Steve October 7th, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    I expect Arod to have a nice series. He hit ball well to RF in first. We need to jump out front on Deunsing and put Twins in hole.

    I do think that this is a key game since we have great matchup and Twins are coming off a long emotion laden game last night. They got into NY at 3:30AM. So this team is playing on fumes. If we lose this game then we are in for a long series and not guarantee of winning

  622. tampayank October 7th, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    I see Cano coming through w the first RBI

  623. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive)
    October 7th, 2009 at 6:43 pm
    I thought I could listen to Sterling and Waldman since I bought the MLB-audio this year. I guess that ends at the end of the regular season.
    ****

    DT-

    The gameday audio option is there for me. Not you???

  624. L to the 2nd October 7th, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Is this the same idiot that called yesterday’s game?

    He called what clearly was a line out to left (and then out at home) a base hit

  625. Steve October 7th, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Does anyone know why Yes Network Game Chat is not up tonight?

  626. S.A.--Serenity Now October 7th, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    L to the 2nd
    October 7th, 2009 at 6:45 pm
    Is this the same idiot that called yesterday’s game?

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

    Yes

  627. Valerie G. October 7th, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    This guy’s strike zone is microscopic.

  628. Matt October 7th, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    AHHH I have class in 30min!!! I dont want to go but have too.. NOOOOOO. Im going to go nuts in class!!

  629. Uncle Ellsworth October 7th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Holy Bat!!!!!!!

  630. Valerie G. October 7th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Matt–bring a radio :-)

  631. the.brett.garder.explosion. October 7th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Swisher will homer tonight.

    a little birdie told me.

  632. Carl October 7th, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    The ball isn’t carrying

  633. Christina- Here come the bandwagoners... October 7th, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Matt- Huge bummer. Sneak in a radio or something. My professor cancelled my 7pm class tonight which was amazing. I hope she cancels all of them for the next few weeks.

  634. Mike Blowers October 7th, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    It will be on a 2-2 count.

    seventh inning.

    one man on.
    left center field.

  635. Noreaster October 7th, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Kid is changing speeds quite well so far…bummer…

  636. GreenBeret7 October 7th, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Cano may be able to hit a line drive out to left field. He’s got a great left field swing.

  637. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 7th, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    I know its only the end of 2 but are we really not going to be able to hit this bum??

  638. Matt October 7th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    I wish!! i dont have one. Im trying to find an application that i can use on my blackberry to listen to it…but im going to leave gameday on my phone and try to watch it…but its a small class so idk if i can….. COME ON YANKS!! This guy is hittable!

  639. Get Yer Damn hands Off Of her! October 7th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    John Sterling just said the Twins got Pavano from Minnesota :/

  640. JF October 7th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    future batting champ….i love cano, i hope he does, but what expert doesnt say that about him..its getting old

  641. RalphieD (OPPC) October 7th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    duensing is a strike throwing machine so far…30 pitches 6 balls! :(

  642. Jeremy October 7th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    The Yankee hitters need to go after this kid since he is throwing strikes.

  643. Matt October 7th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    They got to hit this guy. Come on Yanks. WE cant go through this ” cant hit young guys we havent seen”.. they go to come alive.. Lets go YANKEES!!

  644. Mark-Cant Touch This October 7th, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    SO far dussing is is doing a great Job keeping us off balance and he is doing it throwing strikes, we will get to him though

  645. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 7th, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    DT-
    The gameday audio option is there for me. Not you???

    Thanks Erica! I gave it another try.
    My saved link I use – wanted me to pay for post-season.
    I went in another way – and abra cadabra – John and Suzyn!

    You just can’t predict baseball (audio), I tell ya. ;-)

  646. Psyluk October 7th, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    It’s only the second inning, relax. A guy like him who consistently pounds the zone with average stuff will get creamed eventually.

  647. GreenBeret7 October 7th, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    That was a really nice late breaking big curve.

  648. Valerie G. October 7th, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Matt–which is more important, academics or love for the yankees? lol how long is your class?

  649. The Damon-ator October 7th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    high powered Yankee offense shut down in October.

    what else is new?

  650. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 7th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    “DT-
    The gameday audio option is there for me. Not you???”

    I finally got it working. Thanks Erica. Old link wanted me to pay!

  651. jaybird October 7th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    a pitchers duel, what the blazes?

  652. Doreen October 7th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    2nd or 3rd time through the order.

  653. Uncle Ellsworth October 7th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    CC

  654. bru October 7th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    it always takes a few innings before we start hitting pitchers.

    3rd time around usually

  655. JF October 7th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    second time through the lineup with that kids stuff may be yanks opportunity – lets go yankees!

  656. Dan October 7th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Wow damon-ator, way to overreact. It’s the third inning. Let them all get one at bat against him to figure him out. If they don’t start hitting the second time through then maybe, just maybe you should worry.

  657. the.brett.garder.explosion. October 7th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    shut down? lol

  658. Betsy October 7th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Why are we surprised the Yankees are off to a slow start against this guy? When is the last time they actually hit in a post-season?

  659. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    The next time around the lineup they should be able to pound this guy. He is throwing crap right over the plate.

  660. Valerie G. October 7th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    you’re right, dan.

  661. Matt October 7th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Valerie— Well, i would say YANKEES, but i guess i “need” an education.. Its an hour and 25 minutes!! I get out at about 8:45!!!!!!!!!! Im going nuts!!! Its sign language so i really cant check my phone, otherwise i miss stuff. At this rate, it might be scoreless when i go.. OOOOO, well i rather scoreless then yanks losing!!!

  662. Benny Blanco October 7th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    WHERE WAS THAT????

  663. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 7th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    In sunlight’s death throes…

    Demystifying Deunsing…

    Not an easy task…

  664. Carl October 7th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    How can you squeeze him come on

  665. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    That was a perfect strike…Of course and then a hit. Thanks ump..

  666. Valerie G. October 7th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    I say again, microscopic K zone.

  667. Jon (yankfan212) October 7th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Strike 3 you blind fool.

  668. RalphieD (OPPC) October 7th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    should be 1 out no one on….

  669. RS October 7th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    That was a strike. How can the postseason be about pitching when the freaking umps favor hitters instead?

  670. Benny Blanco October 7th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    that was strike three!!!

  671. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 7th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Nice non call on that strike pitch from CC. Where was that?

  672. GreenBeret7 October 7th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    The Damon-ator
    October 7th, 2009 at 6:52 pm
    high powered Yankee offense shut down in October.

    what else is new?

    ————————————————————

    Yeah, 2 innings in and the Yanks have no chance. Total shutdown in Panic City.

  673. lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) October 7th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Have you guys even watched the Yankees this year or have you just not learned to complain about the offense for the first 2 or 3 innings? How many times has this happened? They go down seemingly weakly the first time through the order and then the 2nd or 3rd time suddenly put up a 5 or 6 spot on the board.

  674. Mark-Cant Touch This October 7th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Had him struck out!

  675. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Can the strike zone be any smaller?! Come on ump..

  676. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 7th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    bunting in the third inning – is Girardi calling the Twins plays?

  677. L to the 2nd October 7th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    The umps have been so bad this sason that’s the one thing I would worry a bit about in the playoffs – blown calls & inconsistent strike zones.

  678. Christina- Here come the bandwagoners... October 7th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    The Yankees gave Girardi his number? I thought Joe selected it himself, for the exact purpose of getting to 27?

  679. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 7th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Correction:

    In sunlight’s death throes…

    Demystifying Duensing…

    Not an easy task…

  680. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Posada should go out there to settle CC down

  681. Carl October 7th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Big double play

  682. RS October 7th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    DP!

  683. Valerie G. October 7th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Matt–haha, yeah i guess an education is important lol. We’ll keep you updated when you get back. But if u go to school in new york, maybe you can appeal to the professor to let all of you out early :-)

  684. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 7th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    YEA CC

  685. Benny Blanco October 7th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    JUSTICE!!! prevails

  686. liz October 7th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    cc’s pitch count is running up too high for my liking… :(

  687. RalphieD (OPPC) October 7th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    FANTASTIC!!!

  688. Motive October 7th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Excellent fielding.

  689. Jon (yankfan212) October 7th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Way to go boys!!

  690. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Nice double play, just what CC needed.

  691. EY October 7th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Yeah! Arod!

  692. RalphieD (OPPC) October 7th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    “cc’s pitch count is running up too high for my liking…”

    its not high…48 pitches with 1 out to go in the 3rd….that sets him up for 7 innings unless it takes him a while to get this last out

  693. tampayank October 7th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    The same old ‘big market’ evil team conversation…The Twins owner is richer than GS, nice DP by Arod and Cano

  694. Matt October 7th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Valerie- Yes, i do go to school in NY. i doubt she will. Im going to stare at the clock the whole time and sneak in time to look at my phone. Im running back afterwards. Im hoping it wont be over. Maybe slow paced game!!!!!

  695. the.brett.garder.explosion. October 7th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    come on bombers..
    just gotta go 10-8 in our next 18.

  696. Valerie G. October 7th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Beautiful pitch!

  697. Jon (yankfan212) October 7th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    What’s the pitch count so far?

  698. C October 7th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    What’s up with this ump?

  699. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    This ump is a JOKE.

  700. Carl October 7th, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Wow this ump I swear

  701. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 7th, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    This is BS

  702. Benny Blanco October 7th, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    I hate hitter umpirew….for crying out loud!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

  703. Carl October 7th, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Jon (yankfan212) October 7th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    What’s the pitch count so far?

    next pitch will be 55

  704. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    I can’t believe this Duensing loser is out pitching CC. Even though it is still easy.

  705. Fran (the original) and OPPC member October 7th, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    CC is really getting squeezed.

  706. Vrsce October 7th, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Good thing they got the double play

  707. Valerie G. October 7th, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Matt–don’t worry. your fellow yankee fans will keep you informed. :-) and maybe it’ll go into extras.

  708. Matt October 7th, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    yeah whats the pitchccount? has to be up to 30+?

  709. yankee2005 October 7th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Sabathia needs to take care of business here. he is losing focus. and pitchcount is rising.

  710. Matt October 7th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Valerie- I wouldnt mind a walk-off.. MORE PIE!! Yes, i will be on right when i get back. Maybe you can write me a quick summary!

  711. Mark-Cant Touch This October 7th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Is this ump blind!!

  712. JF October 7th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    that is a high pitch count, but our bullpen is good and is rested

  713. RS October 7th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    This ump’s strike zone is ridiculous. He’s not calling anything low a strike, which means CC has to pitch up, which is where hitters like it.

  714. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 7th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    If I’m the Twins I stop swinging. Ump isn’t calling any non swinging strikes

  715. Mac Daddy October 7th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    as much blame falls on posada as it does the ump…both brutal

  716. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    CC is falling behind way too much. It is going to catch up to him. Pitch count and hitting…

  717. Benny Blanco October 7th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Umps have too much control over games… I know that makes zero sense but this ump is getting on my last nerve.

  718. Jon (yankfan212) October 7th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Thanks Carl. If he can get through this soon he will be okay. Don’t want too many more this inning though.

  719. Valerie G. October 7th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    No runs scoring here!!! CC has to keep us in this game. Focus!!!

  720. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 7th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Can’t blame CC. Thats the only place he can throw it to possibly get a strike

  721. yankee2005 October 7th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Thanks CC. Nice way to come up big in game 1

  722. RS October 7th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    How do all these hits to CF keep turning into doubles?

  723. Matt October 7th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    COME ON CC!! one more out.. COME ON. WE cant give up a hit!! COME ON!! DONT make me go to class when we are down!! COME ON CC

  724. Rishi October 7th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    pitch count is at 60

  725. Matt October 7th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    DA***** NOO

  726. Valerie G. October 7th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Matt–no prob. good luck in class.

  727. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    I hate to say it but this is why CC was never good in the post season. He seems way too nervous and can’t command his fastball because of it.

  728. EY October 7th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    ……….argh

  729. Carl October 7th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Damn

  730. Johnny D. October 7th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    They scored first? This isn’t what the script says!

  731. Gardner in CF October 7th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Cabrera’s days starting are numbered. That’s two singles turned into doubles.

  732. RS October 7th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Every pitch is on the outside corner! What happened to pitching inside?

  733. Carl October 7th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    100 pitches of fun… October 7th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    I hate to say it but this is why CC was never good in the post season. He seems way too nervous and can’t command his fastball because of it.

    You must be watching a different game

  734. Doreen October 7th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    THis is just not right. The guy was out. CC now has to pitch extra pitches, plus, where is he supposed t throw the ball?

    Umpires again.

  735. Benny Blanco October 7th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    59 pitches for cc so far

  736. Matt October 7th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Thanks valerie, See you later!! COme on Yanks.. Lets go!!

  737. Shawn October 7th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    f*#k

  738. billy October 7th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Jesus christ is the light to your life. He’s the only way to heaven, so u sinners need to repent cause he is coming back

  739. Carl October 7th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    wow Posada

  740. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 7th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    I hate Posada

  741. Matt October 7th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    COME ON YANKEES LETS GO.. POSADA, COME ON. THIS IS WHY YOU ARENT CATCHING AJ

  742. Vrsce October 7th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    only two runs. Lighten up.

  743. Benny Blanco October 7th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    WHAT IS Wrong with POSADA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  744. S.A.--Serenity Now October 7th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Oh gosh. What is this?

  745. JF October 7th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    posada AGAIN…then didnt run after it

  746. pat October 7th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Yuck

  747. Mark-Cant Touch This October 7th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    well CC pitches are up he is not finishing his pitches, his fastball is up twins hitting CC and Yankees struggling against Dunssing 2-0 thanks Posada

  748. SJ44 October 7th, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Every Twins hitter gets 4 strikes.

    If this is what Tschida is going to do tonight, this game is a loss.

    Should be out of the inning and instead they are behind.

    I’ve said all year post-season games will be decided by these horsecrap umpires.

    It looks like this is the first one.

  749. Dan October 7th, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    WTH Posada?!

  750. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Now people want to know why Molina is a better defensive catcher?

  751. Valerie G. October 7th, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    This can’t be happening. What’s wrong with Jorge tonight?

  752. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 7th, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    cmon Posada. Get in the game.

  753. Josh October 7th, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Bench Posada.

  754. Mac Daddy October 7th, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    posada lovers….cant hear ya? im waiting!!!!!!!

  755. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Terrible pitch calling by Posada. CC needs to pitch to the inside corner. Cabera and Cuddyer were both waiting for the pitch on the ouside corner.

  756. Bryan October 7th, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    walk to the ball again POSADA!!!!!!!1

  757. RS October 7th, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Now AJ doesn’t have to answer any dumb questions about pitching to Molina.

  758. JK October 7th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Posada calling all fastballs and cant catch a pitch!!!!!!

  759. EY October 7th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    ………

    Hello? Team?

    I can see why Joe G wants Jose to catch AJ now…

  760. Mark-Cant Touch This October 7th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Vrsce October 7th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    only two runs. Lighten up.
    _______

    It should be at least 3-0 Yankees

    this is not good

  761. montyplease October 7th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    How does posada miss that? This ump killing Yanks ~ Inning was over when cabrera struck out.

  762. Sean Serritella October 7th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    “What’s wrong with Jorge tonight?”

    The same thing that’s wrong with him every night.

  763. Vrsce October 7th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    The good news is that now Jorge can focus on his game and stop second guessing the manager. Get his big ego in check

  764. Yankee Trader October 7th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Posada owes Yanks a run.

  765. Yanks_Fan October 7th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Wow, horrible turn of events! Terrible!

  766. The Damon-ator October 7th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    now back to watching the offense roll over for Duensing

  767. Mark-Cant Touch This October 7th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Well this offense better wake up

  768. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 7th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Doesn’t take much for this place to deteriorate, lol.

  769. Boston Dave October 7th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    6 hits through 3IP

    not going to get it done. extra strikes or not.

    yanks need to have some good at bats here. I believe they will pound Duensing the next time through…

  770. EY October 7th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    This K came 3 batters too late.

    Bats better get to work.

  771. yankee2005 October 7th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Posada strolling toward the ball. nice.

  772. S.A.--Serenity Now October 7th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    64 pitches for CC

  773. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 7th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    But hey we gotta keep Posada and his 236 career playoff average in the lineup every night

  774. Arno October 7th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Time to jump ship, rats.

  775. Mac Daddy October 7th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    CC should demand joe g put molina in for the rest of the game…posada lovers, where you at? ill be here

  776. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Can Posada put any less effect into running after a ball? That was a pathetic attempt and lazy. A slow runner like Mauer never should of scored on that.

  777. Psyluk October 7th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    CC got squeezed badly in that inning.

    Meanwhile, get over yourselves, fair weathered fans. The Yankees didn’t win 103 for no reason.

  778. jaybird October 7th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    I just kicked my dog across the room.

  779. Rob October 7th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    that was an awful play by posada. not only did he completely miss a catchable fastball, but then he half assed it to the back stop and cost the team a run. they needed to get out on top first and they didn’t. minnesota has life now.

  780. Vader October 7th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    SJ…I thought the same thing, Cabrerra was struck out but Tschida obviously didn’t see it that way.

  781. yankee2005 October 7th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    I am really scared about the disease that has plagued the yankee hitters in the post season. trying too hard and whacking away at everything losing their patience at the plate.

  782. Lollar October 7th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Wow 6 hits already by a sleep-deprived team. CC is in his usual post-season form I see. Could be a sweep for the Twinkies.

  783. DW October 7th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Okay, now it’s time for them to score some runs.

  784. I'm sorry... what October 7th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    any more questions about why Burnett doesn’t want anything to do with Posada???

  785. gbucci October 7th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    I just threw up in my mouth. Where’s loud mouth Betsy now?

  786. Boston Dave October 7th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    CC can still get 6 innings

    Hughes for 1-2

    Rivera for 1-2

    dont worry…

    the Yanks pen is well rested. The Twins is not.

  787. Gardner in CF October 7th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Cabrera owes this team 2 doubles

  788. jaybird October 7th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    I hate short series.

  789. Past a diving Jeter (Except not so much in 2009) October 7th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    This is embarassing

  790. G October 7th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    cc pitchin gud .. but posoda and ump messin him up

  791. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 7th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Pinstripes in peril…

    CC staggers, recovers…

    We lead in comebacks!

  792. nathan October 7th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Our 23 Million ace hasa 6 ERA… hey wait its ARod’sfault

  793. Jeremy October 7th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    CC is not getting ahead of the hitters. He is not throwing first pitch strikes like he did in Aug. and Sept.

    If he doesn’t settle down the New York media is going to tear him apart and call him a choke artist.

  794. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    If you were AJ would you want to snap off your best breaking pitch with Posada catching? That was pathetic..

  795. RS October 7th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    That inning was just terribly executed. Things that went wrong:

    1. Two outs, nobody on and three straight hits given up.
    2. Melky letting Mauer get a double on a typical line drive hit.
    3. Throwing EVERY freaking pitch on the outside corner and completely abandoning the inside part of the plate.
    4. Posada’s passed ball
    5. Posada not hustling to retrieve the ball.

  796. Vrsce October 7th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    These are opening jitters, not a big deal. If anyone thought this would be a cakewalk, think again.

  797. Past a diving Jeter (Except not so much in 2009) October 7th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    SIX HITS, yankees? 1

  798. gbucci October 7th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    But hey we gotta keep Posada and his 236 career playoff average in the lineup every night

    Could he suck more?

  799. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 7th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    So this bum gets the low strike call???

  800. JF October 7th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    its still early and yanks need to start hitting as this kid is throwing strikes. need to get some baserunners this inning…

  801. bru October 7th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    jaybird
    October 7th, 2009 at 7:09 pm
    I just kicked my dog across the room.

    ————————————————————

    lmfao

  802. Blackaccord October 7th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    folks.. calm down.. cabrera’s strike was borderline.. tbs showed it outside the k zone.. cuddyer got lucky with the bloop hit and the 2nd run was posadas fault… there could be some people defending posada saying the pitcher threw something else ..

  803. Mac Daddy October 7th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    HIP HIP …. cant hear ya!

  804. Mark-Cant Touch This October 7th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Dussing throwing first pitch slops, and how about that blind ump squeeze both pitchers

  805. Valerie G. October 7th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Time to score some runs.

  806. YankeeRay October 7th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    The big fear was that we would be flat and they would still be riding their high.
    That is where we are so far as the usual young lefties keep us quiet.

    Posada is killing us and how does he not sprint after the ball?

  807. nathan October 7th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Could be worse, wecould be getting 1 hit by a rookie

  808. JasonR October 7th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Chip Carey is TERRIBLE. How many times does he have to call a line drive out a “base hit…no he flies out.”

  809. Vader October 7th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    The Yankees have 51 come back wins this year…they’ll have to make 52 tonight.

  810. kimoinsd October 7th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Twins playing with some heart right now. Yanks playing like they can just show up and win.

  811. pat October 7th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    I love when Melky calls himself safe

  812. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    CC has given up 6 hits threw 3 innings against a nothing lineup and falling behind almost every hitter. He isn’t pitching good.

  813. JF October 7th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    does melk man run?

  814. Matt October 7th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    IM STILL HERE!!!! YEAHH MELKY AND WILD PITCH!!!

  815. Carl October 7th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Lets Rally Yanks!

  816. SJ44 October 7th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    He just missed strike 2 on Swisher. That’s 9 pitches blown in 3 innings.

    Another fat slob, another horsecrap performance. It’s a nightly theme with these umpires.

  817. bru October 7th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    give it a rest people

    the umps once again robbed us

  818. Pat M. October 7th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Tick …..Tick….Tick….Yankee offense

  819. Jeremy October 7th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    I just hope that CC can calm down. He looks nervous.

  820. anotherplayofflossahead October 7th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    This team is another postseason trainwreck. Twins in 4, bank on it.

    What a disgrace.

  821. michelle b. looking for my Cashmonese Dictionary-Hooked on Cashmonese Worked for me October 7th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    This might have been said before, but i just got here and and i dont feel like scrolling:

    These announcers suck and Posada is showing me NOTHING!

  822. Carl October 7th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Jeter!!!!!

  823. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 7th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Gosh, the least bit of adversity and some of ya’ll go to pieces.

  824. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 7th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    JETER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  825. Gardner in CF October 7th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    DEREK JETER!

  826. YankeeRay October 7th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    The Captain to the rescue

  827. Blackaccord October 7th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    CAPTAINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN

  828. Benny Blanco October 7th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    DEREKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  829. RS October 7th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    I love Derek Jeter!!

  830. Noreaster October 7th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    JETER

  831. Todd October 7th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    THE CAPTAINNNNNNNNNNNNnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!

  832. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Yes, the captain comes threw….

  833. Vader October 7th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Let’s score 3 in the third…

    El Capitian!!!!

  834. Matt October 7th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    JETER JETER.. IM HAPPY I SAW THAT.. CAPTAIN

  835. Matt October 7th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    JETER JETER.. IM HAPPY I SAW THAT.. CAPTAIN

  836. pat October 7th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    That could rattle Duensing a little

  837. montyplease October 7th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Effin capn clutch comes thru!

  838. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 7th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    JETER – The real old guard

  839. Doreen October 7th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Jeter!

  840. michelle b. looking for my Cashmonese Dictionary-Hooked on Cashmonese Worked for me October 7th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    JETER……….. HOLY cow doing his best A-BOMB impression

  841. EY October 7th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    CAPTAIN CLUTCH!!!

    The captain leads by example

  842. Vrsce October 7th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    A little more relaxed now?

  843. Yogis October 7th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Have faith! Let’s score some runs. Babe’s watching!

  844. Jenna October 7th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    JETER!!!!!! This is his time of the year!!

  845. Rob in Vt. October 7th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Captain HR

  846. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 7th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Jeter brings the jumpers off the ledge (two inches)..

  847. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    YAY!!! I LOVE DEREK JETER!!!

  848. Dan October 7th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    CLUTCH

  849. JasonR October 7th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    THE CAPTAIN!!!

  850. Matt October 7th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    I LOVE YOU JETER.. I GO TO CLASS HAPPY.. YEAHHHH

  851. antisocial scrooge October 7th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    captain clutch!

  852. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    The captain with a homerun to left field. Nice…

  853. m October 7th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Jeter!

    And Caray sounded happy (although not sure!).

    Nice setup by Cabrera there.

    BTW, have you guys seen a fruitier man than the home plate ump?

  854. Mac Daddy October 7th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    HIP HIP…Jeter

  855. The Other Phil October 7th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Are the bridge jumpers off the ledge?

  856. RMEL October 7th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    so typical

  857. Johnny D. October 7th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Jeter is remarkable. How is he getting better with age??

  858. L to the 2nd October 7th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Jeter.

    Padding those stats again.

    :)

  859. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 7th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    No? You mean the game isn’t over?

    Wow.

  860. S.A.--Serenity Now October 7th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Jetes. :)

  861. tampayank October 7th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Capt Clutch

  862. Barrows October 7th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    The captain delivers. Can the fair weather fans be pleased with that at least?

  863. Sean Serritella October 7th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Jeter = the anti A-Rod.

  864. El duque October 7th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    damON RULES

  865. gbucci October 7th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    I’m not worried about the Yankees hitting Dunceing. I’m worried about what happens when they face a real pitcher with that dope Posada who can’t catch balls to save his life.

  866. Psyluk October 7th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    If you jump off the ship, stay off. The Yankees have been the best team in baseball all year. Lest you all forget 3 walkoffs against the Twins in May.

    Let’s go Yanks.

  867. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    MPB Johnny Damon = Awesome :grin:

  868. RS October 7th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Yanks look MUCH better this inning.

  869. the.brett.garder.explosion. October 7th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    the bandwagon stops, refuels for gas, and 80 percent of this board hops on.

  870. jaybird October 7th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Score should be 2-1, thanks Posada

  871. Shawn October 7th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    ATTA WAY CAP’!

    and Johnny D keeps it going!

  872. jaybird October 7th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Score should be 2-1, thanks Posada

  873. Yanks_Fan October 7th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    I F’n LOVE Jeter! Yeah! Game tied!

  874. JasonR October 7th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Here we go. Let’s get a big inning going.

  875. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Let’s go Tex and Arod!!! Let’s slap this loser around.

  876. randy l. October 7th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    twins have got to get redmond in there .

    he could have blocked that ball in the dirt he dropped to his knees.

  877. Jenna October 7th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Johnny B Good!

  878. Boston Dave October 7th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    “# Boston Dave October 7th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    yanks need to have some good at bats here. I believe they will pound Duensing the next time through…”

    yee haw!

  879. JF October 7th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    like you guys posted…second or third time through the order!

  880. Rishi October 7th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    and the hits just keep on coming :)

  881. Pat M. October 7th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Tick….Tick….Tick….Yankee offense explodes…2nd time thru the lineup

  882. Yogis October 7th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Jumpers or not..we are all Yankees fans…let’s be compassionate…Yankees Fans United

  883. Michael T October 7th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Let the beatdown begin.

  884. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 7th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    I hope your dog bit your foot.

  885. michelle b. looking for my Cashmonese Dictionary-Hooked on Cashmonese Worked for me October 7th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    The kid is on the ropes!! might as well get the bullpen ready now gardenhose..

  886. Vader October 7th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Nice!…Let’s go Tex!

  887. The Ghost October 7th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Anyone notice how Jeter just takes swings in the post season that you never see him take in the regular season. I can’t think of one home run of his this year that went out like that.

  888. JasonR October 7th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Let’s go Tex.

  889. El duque October 7th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Molina has to catch CC and Burnett (for 5 Innings) than pinch hit with posada!

    Posada can catch AnDY

  890. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Almost 900 comments.. in the 3rd inning. Insane

  891. Valerie G. October 7th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Yeah Derek! Amazing! I love our captain!

  892. YankeeRay October 7th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Thats what we needed, Derek to put the team on his back and say we are not losing again. Now maybe everyone will settle down and play Yankee baseball.

  893. Vader October 7th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    randy…nice one.

  894. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 7th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    good hustle Damon.

  895. Mac Daddy October 7th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    great slide damon

  896. Boston Dave October 7th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Tex smoked that ball just bad placement…

    they are hammering Duensing right now.

    ARod gets the next shot!

  897. the.brett.garder.explosion. October 7th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    i am checking with chad if people can be banned for crying after the yankees let up a run or a yankee pops out.

  898. Valerie G. October 7th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    OK, Arod. Here’s your chance…

  899. Gardner in CF October 7th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Teixeira’s wheels made him rush that.

  900. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive)
    October 7th, 2009 at 7:17 pm
    good hustle Damon.
    ****

    Of course. because he is awesome :grin:

  901. bru October 7th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    all of you complaining should be banned from celebrating if we win

    we come back all the time & will do it again

    this year will be magic or it wont

  902. Yogis October 7th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Jeter the legend..it’s time for Tax to show his muscle!

  903. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Hopefully Arod makes them pay

  904. JasonR October 7th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Come on A-Rod.

  905. Jeremy October 7th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    But CC needs to throw strikes and stop fooling around. I am not worried about the offense. I am more worried about CC not hitting his spots more often.

  906. EY October 7th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Hmm Tex should be a little bit more patient than that.

  907. Vader October 7th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Did Arod’s swing get long all of a sudden?

  908. The Ghost October 7th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    If CC can give up 3 runs in 6 innings I say the Yankees win this game.

  909. randy l. October 7th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    mauer freaked out Duensing .

    Duensing won’t dare throw a ball in the dirt.

    Duensing falling apart not getting double play.

    gotta get redmond in there so he’ll FEEL better.

  910. Vrsce October 7th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Sean Serritella
    You are wrong about Arod, why not go join Pete and his seven posters. Jackass.

  911. Jon (yankfan212) October 7th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Can you believe where Jete hit that ball? Post season takes him to even a higher level.

  912. the.brett.garder.explosion. October 7th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    i hear ya Bru.
    I am emailing him

    it makes this thread hard to be enjoyable with those peoplein here

  913. Valerie G. October 7th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    We need to get his pitch count up.

  914. Jerkface October 7th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Posada seems to be trying too hard to establish away. I hope when he goes back through the order CC shreds them inside.

  915. JasonR October 7th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Regardless of what happens in this at bat, A-Rod does look calmer at bat. Now we just have to see results.

  916. The Ghost October 7th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Arod’s swings are not looking good. Geez, he hasn’t had a bad swing this season.

  917. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Arod can’t hit those last 2 pitches. They are fooling with him to see what pitches he will chase out of the zone.

  918. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 7th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    “UPDATE, 7:14 p.m.: That was Jeter’s 18th career postseason home run, 10th in the ALDS. The 18 homers tie Jeter with Mickey Mantle and Reggie Jackson for third all-time.”

    another record for Jete!

  919. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 7th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Melky on the move…

    Jeter channeling Babe Ruth…

    We have a tie score!

  920. Carl October 7th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Come on Alex jeez

  921. Rishi October 7th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    nyp_joelsherman: Jeter avgs HR every 38.7 ABs in reg season, 1 every 27.6 in postseason. I know there is no such thing as clutch
    3 minutes ago from TweetDeck

  922. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 7th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Aww, Sean shows up with his unhealthy ARod obsession, lol.

  923. RonH October 7th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    The Twins have no bullpen after yesterday but thus far 8 guys aren’t making Duensing work and he looks like Cy Young. So once again the Captain must take matters into his own hands. Let’s hope the other 24 wise up from here on out.

  924. EY October 7th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Swinging for the fences again?

  925. Benny Blanco October 7th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Alex chased two pitches out of the zone..its ok though..

  926. Valerie G. October 7th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    AROD…no surprises there.

  927. El duque October 7th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    keep cool! AROD will be important! SOONER than later!

    By the way ! Nice defence so far by AROD!

  928. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    I hate to say it but chasing pitches out of the strike zone has already started for Arod.

  929. Vader October 7th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    I need to see CC get mad like he did in Chicago.

    Let’s see a quick inning.

  930. yankee2005 October 7th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    As always ARod begins strike out streak in post season.

  931. nathan October 7th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Well atleast Alex hasnt GIDPed yet…

  932. Jon (yankfan212) October 7th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Arod certainly chased in that at bat.

  933. Mac Daddy October 7th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    now back to watching CC try to get thru another inning with a terrible catcher

  934. Mark-Cant Touch This October 7th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    CC now your turn, A-Rod had some great swings

  935. Past a diving Jeter (Except not so much in 2009) October 7th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    I have verizon fios in tampa, and they keep interrupting in the middle of the inning with local commercials. obviously something is off. Anyone else experiencing this or know who the hell we can hang or get this fixed?

  936. Sean Serritella October 7th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Vrsce,

    Am I really wrong about A-Rod? Looks like he just made you look foolish, jackass.

  937. Pepitone October 7th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    I don’t like the way Sabathia is pitching.

    He is throwing way too many pitches out of the strike zone, thus, the hitters just stand there and wait for their pitch. He’s already thrown, what, 60 some pitches, and we’re not even in the 4th inning yet.

  938. Jon (yankfan212) October 7th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Gotta hope Arod doesnt get down on himself. That is something we don’t need.

  939. The Damon-ator October 7th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Can we just bat Arod 8th like last time?

  940. Anthony October 7th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    this must really be mental for arod…he looks awful against a mediocre lefty.

  941. randy l. October 7th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    “Posada seems to be trying too hard to establish away. I hope when he goes back through the order CC shreds them inside.”

    the twins do seem to be looking away.

    good idea to go inside to mix it up.

  942. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 7th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Are we all ready for the squeezing to start?

  943. Sean Serritella October 7th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    “yankee2005 October 7th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    As always ARod begins strike out streak in post season.”

    You can say that again, yankee2005.

  944. GreenBeret7 October 7th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive)
    October 7th, 2009 at 7:21 pm
    “UPDATE, 7:14 p.m.: That was Jeter’s 18th career postseason home run, 10th in the ALDS. The 18 homers tie Jeter with Mickey Mantle and Reggie Jackson for third all-time.”

    another record for Jete!

    ————————————————————

    The major difference was that Mantle hit all of his in the WS, mostly against pitchers he hadn’t faced.

  945. Vader October 7th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    I really thought the hip issue would help Alex with reaching out over the plate.

    K-long needs to pull to the side and get him back to shorten up that swing and staying up the middle to right field.

    Is Lopez the new Frank TV???

  946. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    CC has to pitch more inside. The last inning the batters were just waiting for pitches on the ouside corner. Hopefully he can have an easy inning.

  947. Jenna October 7th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    A-Rod will get his hits along with the rest of the TEAM.

  948. RS October 7th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    I wonder if back in Minnesota, the media is fuming because the Twins would have had a 3-2 lead if Mauer hadn’t struck out with a runner at 3B and 1 out.

    So what if he won a batting title and probably the MVP? This is the postseason!

  949. Anthony October 7th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    when does posada start calling some inside pitches?

  950. Kevin October 7th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    AROD continuing his postseasons ways?

  951. Mark-Cant Touch This October 7th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Calm down people A-Rod has some great swings and in his first AB he hit a line drive calm down

  952. Rishi October 7th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Question (still at the office) – was that a bad swing at a bad pitch (did he get fooled) or was it a pitch that would have been called a strike? Gameday is not good for that kind of info.

  953. Nick October 7th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Oh captain my captain. it gets no better than derek jeter in the postseason. As john sterling would say, “El capitan”

  954. Kevin Page October 7th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    The lack of Alex’s production was magnified in the past years since it seems like almost all the hitters were in a “funk”.

    I don’t even remotely see that happening this year, so all it takes is 1 hit in 1 game to get him started. No reason to panic after 2 AB’s. Texiera hasn’t got a hit either :)

    Isn’t Posada a .230 hitter in the postseason for his career? Alex will get his opportunity to make a difference and will this year. Thankfully it just isn’t all riding on his shoulders.

  955. Sean Serritella October 7th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    “Valerie G. October 7th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    AROD…no surprises there.”

    You can say that again Valerie G.

  956. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 7th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    All Arod bashers need to be subjected to Cody Ransom reruns.

  957. Mac Daddy October 7th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    now we need people telling us Arods swings are bad and he wont succeed this postseason after 2 at bats?

  958. bru October 7th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    October 7th, 2009 at 7:17 pm
    Almost 900 comments.. in the 3rd inning. Insane
    ————————————————————

    meanwhile pete has 18 comments in 4 hours with his registration & is falling asleep at his desk in boston

    last post i saw over there was pete yelling hello is anybody here

  959. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 7th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Wow. I can’t believe CC got that 1st pitch strike call

  960. GVR October 7th, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    Jeez, it has been 2 at-bats, one of which he hit the ball well. Let’s wait at least a little longer before we crucify him again this postseason. And his play in the field sure indicates that nerves aren’t getting to him.

  961. randy l. October 7th, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    posada just set up way in and down and sabathia missed up and away.

    not good.

  962. Bronx Jeers October 7th, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    “The 18 homers tie Jeter with Mickey Mantle and Reggie Jackson for third all-time.”

    Remarkable considering those guys have 1100 career HR’s combined.

    Sure, Jeter has played a lot of games but power isn’t necessarily his thing. His thing is clutch hits.

    Thank goodness.

  963. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 7th, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    I do NOT understand the mentality of *fans* who spend their time actively rooting against players on the teams they’re allegedly fans of.

  964. bru October 7th, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    he will be posting here in a few minutes

  965. lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) October 7th, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    While CC clearly has not been great so far he really has given up only 1 run. That second run is really on Posada.

  966. Jon (yankfan212) October 7th, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    His swings were ugly in his second at bat. The liner to left was fine. Good swing, good approach. But that last ab was ugly. Hope it is a fluke.

  967. pat October 7th, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    Rishi

    WOuldn’t have been a strike. Bad pitch

  968. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 7th, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    “The major difference was that Mantle hit all of his in the WS, mostly against pitchers he hadn’t faced.”

    good point GB.

    The only wild cards Mickey ever saw was when Billy was cheatin at poker.

  969. bru October 7th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    i went over there to say hello & he said please dont leave

  970. Jenna October 7th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Back to dealing CC!

  971. Valerie G. October 7th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    “Valerie G. October 7th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    AROD…no surprises there.”

    You can say that again Valerie G.

    ___________________________________
    Ok. AROD…no surprises there. :-)

    btw, i wish these guys would stop asking how long jeter has left. it’s annoying.

  972. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 7th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Why all the snark about pete? Its like some of you have a personal stake in hoping he’ll fail or something. Geez.

  973. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 7th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Nice inning CC. Well done

  974. RS October 7th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    I’ve got to say, these TBS announcers are pretty favorable to the Yankees.

  975. pat October 7th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    They brought their gloves tonight. The bats will show up.

  976. Jon (yankfan212) October 7th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Nice turn around for CC. Good job

  977. Mark-Cant Touch This October 7th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Good Job by CC getting the bats back out there

  978. Sean Serritella October 7th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Angel, I don’t root against A-Rod. I want to see him succeed but it gets frustrating watching this billion dollar player fail in the post season with the Yankees.

  979. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    I wonder if CC has bad fasball command because of nerves, or mechanics? He didn’t have good command in his last start either like everyone knows.

  980. GreenBeret7 October 7th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive)
    October 7th, 2009 at 7:27 pm
    “The major difference was that Mantle hit all of his in the WS, mostly against pitchers he hadn’t faced.”

    good point GB.

    The only wild cards Mickey ever saw was when Billy was cheatin at poker.

    ————————————————————

    Pepitone and Linz learned the hard way to never play poker with Mantle.

  981. Vrsce October 7th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    “I do NOT understand the mentality of *fans* who spend their time actively rooting against players on the teams they’re allegedly fans of.”

    They are nasty little gnomes like Sean S, twisted bitter people, who thrive on misery.

  982. nathan October 7th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    I bet PeteAbe is cheering hard for Alex

  983. Yogis October 7th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Let’s not bury AROD, it’s only the first game…I hope this would be his year for playoff performance.

  984. Phil - Not a troll since 2007 October 7th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    The direction and production of this broadcast is awful. How can you not spell “time” correctly on a graphic? How can you miss cues? How can you miss pitches? Just poor.

  985. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    bru
    October 7th, 2009 at 7:25 pm
    Erica – always OPPC
    October 7th, 2009 at 7:17 pm
    Almost 900 comments.. in the 3rd inning. Insane
    ————————————————————

    meanwhile pete has 18 comments in 4 hours with his registration & is falling asleep at his desk in boston

    last post i saw over there was pete yelling hello is anybody here

    ****

    Poor Pete. I really hope he can find a way to make that blog a success. I looked quickly at it the other day, Bostonians don’t seem to have much of a sense of humor.

    I really hope things go well for him over there. He deserves a good blog

  986. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 7th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Yeah Valerie, Arod had the nerve to strike out. Shame on him.

  987. Rishi October 7th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    thanks, pat…I’m trying to understand if it was a function of the messed up strike zone or not

  988. 100 pitches of fun... October 7th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    CC is at 76 pitches he is going to need some easy innings.

  989. Jeremy October 7th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    We just need two more innings out of CC and then we can turn it over to the pen.

  990. pat October 7th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    “I do NOT understand the mentality of *fans* who spend their time actively rooting against players on the teams they’re allegedly fans of.”

    They’d rather be right than be happy. :sad:

  991. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    A-Rod is 0-2. Not 0-22. Lets keep some perspective here before we start bashing him

  992. Sean Serritella October 7th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Angel, I don’t think Pete will fail. It’s only his second or third day. Rome wasn’t built in a day either. Once Red Sox fans start reading his material, the more people will start to read.

  993. bru October 7th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    October 7th, 2009 at 7:28 pm
    Why all the snark about pete? Its like some of you have a personal stake in hoping he’ll fail or something. Geez.

    ———————————————————–

    j/k i like pete

    he will have a great blog

  994. Mark-Cant Touch This October 7th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    We need to get into that Twins bullpen

  995. Valerie G. October 7th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Everybody, stop with the comments about Pete. And just because we don’t approve of Arod’s lack of clutch hitting doesn’t make us bad yankee fans.

  996. Valerie G. October 7th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Everybody, stop with the comments about Pete. And just because we don’t approve of Arod’s lack of clutch hitting doesn’t make us bad yankee fans.

  997. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 7th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Yeah, I can tell by your posts, Sean.

    If I did a search of all your posts on this blog – how many of them would consist of you cutting down ARod? Hmm?

  998. BJK October 7th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    I’m not worried about CC’s pitch count. This is the post season, he’s not coming out until he hits 120. Maybe more if he’s in a groove.

  999. JMK aka The Overshare October 7th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Another a choke out

  1000. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 7th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Pavano holding court with the Twin youngsters. Spinning tales of yore…

    “yes seriously, the Yankee Stadium MRI is named after me”

  1001. pat October 7th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    “it gets frustrating watching this billion dollar player fail in the post season with the Yankees.”

    Then you’d be complaining about all the “billion dollar” players and not just him.

  1002. Sean Serritella October 7th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Hey Vrsce, who the hell are you? You’re a nobody. You’ll always be a nobody. Don’t dare call me names on this blog. A-Rod is a loser just like you except at least he makes money being a loser.

  1003. Doreen October 7th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    The announcers are being very fair in their talk about both teams. Mostly staying complimentary.

    Of course the only topic that always makes me bristle is the dollars, but, hey, it is what it is.

    I am forcing myself to sit here and not leave the room. What was the point of rooting during the season if you can’t take the heat, right? :)

  1004. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 7th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Approve of? Oh dear.

    Pete might have gotten a lot of comments on this blog, at times a lot of them were idiocy.

  1005. Pepitone October 7th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Sabathia at 76 pitches, and we’re only in the 5th.

    He isn’t very economical is he?

  1006. Carl October 7th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    gj po

  1007. The Ghost October 7th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Classic Jorge

  1008. Mark-Cant Touch This October 7th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Yankees treating this guy like he is beckett he is a strike throwing machine, I think yankees should show less patience

  1009. Tom in N.J. October 7th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    new post!

  1010. bob October 7th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Any walks for the Yanks yet?

  1011. Yogis October 7th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Pete will do fine once the RSox-Angels start to swing the bats..

  1012. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Valerie G.
    October 7th, 2009 at 7:32 pm
    Everybody, stop with the comments about Pete. And just because we don’t approve of Arod’s lack of clutch hitting doesn’t make us bad yankee fans.
    *****

    Valerie, I heard a stat last week that 53 of A-Rod 127 hits either tied or gave the Yanks a lead this year. He had at least two walkoffs. How much more clutch do you want him to be?? Lets wait a few at bats before we crucify him

  1013. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 7th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    new post :arrow:

  1014. Phil - Not a troll since 2007 October 7th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Erica – yes…but how many of the 900 posts are of the “he got a hit” or “he struck out” variety? Quality is not quantity.

  1015. LAKEGEORGE October 7th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Enough with the AROD 0for updates
    Sam. We all know if he doesn’t get
    A hit, it is one more since the last
    Time. How about some positive
    Reporting or atleast constructive
    Critisism. Not diggin your style

  1016. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 7th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    “A-Rod is a loser just like you except at least he makes money being a loser.”
    ***************************************

    Yep, that sounds like someone who “don’t root against A-Rod. I want to see him succeed”. :roll:

  1017. Sean Serritella October 7th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Angel, I don’t root against A-Rod because when he hits a home run, it counts as a Yankee run. Make no mistake about it though, I hate him.

  1018. Valerie G. October 7th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Erica–I see your point, but I was speaking about the postseason.

  1019. bru October 7th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    October 7th, 2009 at 7:34 pm
    Approve of? Oh dear.

    Pete might have gotten a lot of comments on this blog, at times a lot of them were idiocy.

    ———————————————————-

    true you did post a lot

    j/k

    dont hurt me

  1020. jennifer October 7th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    This comment is funny

    RedSoxMan234 wrote:
    This website is chaotic, there are more writers than people who comment.

  1021. Vrsce October 7th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    “They are nasty little gnomes like Sean S, twisted bitter people, who thrive on misery”

    True. Sean is a warped vile Arod hating monkey. Its a sad way to get his jollies.

  1022. The Ghost October 7th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    I’ve seen too many playoff series where Arod/Matsui/Cano just have one horrendous AB after another until they just go home. I hope they figure out how to reverse that trend this year.

  1023. Sean Serritella October 7th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Angel, you keep bringing up my hate for A-Rod. “You” do. If “you” think I actually care what you think, you’re sadly mistaken.

  1024. S.A.--Serenity Now October 7th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Come on Swishy

  1025. pat October 7th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Valerie

    Then why do you only comment on Alex? Others have made outs and not a peep from you about that. Not that I’m encouraging you criticizing anyone.

    A little sanity in a game blog isn’t too much to ask, is it?

  1026. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 7th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    *smacks bru*

  1027. Valerie G. October 7th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    It sounds like we have some red sox fans in our midst.

  1028. Sean Serritella October 7th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    Vrsce, want to meet in person? I’m willing. Let’s go. I’ll meet you anywhere, anytime with my barbed wire baseball bat. Just give me the time and place buddy.

  1029. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 7th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    I love me some Nick

  1030. Arno October 7th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    SWISHA-HOUSE!!!!

  1031. S.A.--Serenity Now October 7th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Swishy!!

  1032. RS October 7th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Swisher! This man does not fear NY.

  1033. Past a diving Jeter (Except not so much in 2009) October 7th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    yay swish for brains

  1034. The Ghost October 7th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    I told you Swisher was a good starter didn’t I?

  1035. EY October 7th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Swisher = Best Trade in offseason

  1036. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 7th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Great send by Thompson

  1037. the.brett.garder.explosion. October 7th, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    bandwagon stops to get a snickers bar, 4 percent more of the board hops on.

  1038. Valerie G. October 7th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Pat–I have no dogs in this fight…just watching the game and making some observations.

    Yeah SWISH!!!

  1039. EY October 7th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    :( Melky

  1040. The Ghost October 7th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Hey CB are you around? Did you see where Mauer was setting up? He was like a foot in front of the plate. Another problem with where Mauer sets up is that if he’s where he should be – behind the plate then if Cabrera is off the mark the ball ends up in front of home plate and he still has a play.

  1041. Vrsce October 7th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Sean Serritella

    A laughable threat from an obviously defective personality.

    Swisher has just provided the lead, so try and move out of the slime and be happy.

    The only baebed wire you have is in your foul tiny mind.

  1042. Arno October 7th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    CC is getting squeezed hard… :(

  1043. Valerie G. October 7th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    This strike zone is laughable.

    Way 2 go Robby!

  1044. Erica - always OPPC October 7th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    :arrow:

  1045. Sean Serritella October 7th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Vrsce, I’m leaving for Yankee stadium right now. I’ll be right in front of the new baseball bat. I’ll be wearing a blue shirt that has Mickey Mouse on it.

  1046. Valerie G. October 7th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Getting back to the game, yes Robby!

  1047. EY October 7th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Ya he’s getting squeezed. At least his slider’s absolutely sick today.

  1048. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 7th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    The Yanks take the lead…

    Thanks to Cano and Swisher…

    CC preserves it…

  1049. Yogis October 7th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Let the middle part of lineup do some damage! The new Yankees Murder Row!

  1050. Sean Serritella October 7th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Forget that. My therapist told me that I have to control myself when people say things that I don’t like. I can’t afford to go to jail. Jail is not for me.

  1051. Boston Dave October 7th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    ARod RBI coming up this inning.

    You heard it here first!

  1052. TD October 7th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Kevin
    October 7th, 2009 at 7:24 pm
    AROD continuing his postseasons ways?

    —————-

    Sample Size.

    Be patient grasshopper.

  1053. Yogis October 7th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    The kid is throwing nothing but fast balls…

  1054. JMK aka The Overshare October 7th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    A choke time. Take a walk here buddy

  1055. Valerie G. October 7th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Yes Arod! I take back what I said before…Arod helped us out a lot there.

  1056. Valerie G. October 7th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Why the lack of posts?

  1057. Arno October 7th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Arod: stick to singles, baby steps, you’re doing great!! :D Finally the monkey is off his back!

    Matsui: …BEAST MODE!!

    Things are clicking.

  1058. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 7th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    A-Rod’s redemption…

    Going, going…Godzilla!

    Autumn augury…

  1059. JMK aka The Overshare October 7th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Cc looks good

  1060. SWISHER SALUTE! October 7th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    twinkies are being punished like they’re Los Mets!!!

  1061. SWISHER SALUTE! October 7th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    I say we put Joba in for an inning with a short leash to see how he does

  1062. Karen October 7th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Swisher having a astrong game

  1063. Arno October 7th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Only time I want to see Joba on the mound is for mop-up duty. Sorry, the guy has shown nothing to even deserve a roster spot. I don’t care what he did two years ago.

  1064. vinny-b October 7th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    i told you people about Orlando Cabrera

  1065. vinny-b October 7th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    but Phil got him this time !

    : )

  1066. Arno October 7th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Huge strikeout for Hughes!!

  1067. vinny-b October 7th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    pitch of the game, right there.

    to a VERY dangerous hitter.

  1068. Arno October 7th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    BTW guys there’s a game thread #2, that’s why nobody is posting here. :)

  1069. TD October 7th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    So far tonight all have stepped up.

    Go Coke!

  1070. TD October 7th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    And then Joba!


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