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ALDS Game 2: Twins at Yankees

Posted by: Sam Borden - Posted in Misc on Oct 09, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

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

Pitching: RHP A.J. Burnett (13-9, 4.04 ERA regular season)

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

Pitching: RHP Nick Blackburn (11-11, 4.03 ERA regular season)

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

WEATHER: Mostly cloudy and cool with showers in the forecast during the evening. Temps are supposed to be in the high 50s tonight but with less wind than in Game 1. Thunderstorms should stay away until after midnight. Check out the full forecast here.

STATE OF THE STRIPES: Excellent. They’re up 1-0 in the best-of-five and got strong Game 1 performances from a slew of key players including CC Sabathia, Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez. Tonight they’ll try to do something they haven’t done in 10 years: Win the first two games of a first-round series.

HELLO, WORLD: Entering this postseason, A.J. Burnett’s 244 regular-season starts ranked him fourth-highest among pitchers who had never appeared in a playoff game, trailing only KC’s Jamey Wright (246), the Dodgers’ Randy Wolf (275) and the Blue Jays’ Roy Halladay (287). Wolf jumped off the list on Wednesday when he started for L.A. in Game 1 of the NLDS with St. Louis. Now it’s Burnett’s turn.

HOME SWEET HOME: One of the main factors in Joe Girardi tabbing Burnett for Game 2 was his performance at Yankee Stadium this year. Burnett was 5-3 with a 3.51 ERA in 16 starts in the Bronx, and the Yankees are 12-4 at home when Burnett pitches.

THE FLYING MOLINA BROTHERS: Jose Molina’s kid brother, Cardinals catcher Yadier, had a rough night behind the plate in yesterday’s Cards-Dodgers game, and Jose will have his chance tonight. The numbers tell the story: Burnett is 5-5, 4.96 in 16 starts with Jorge Posada, and 5-2, 3.28 in 11 starts with Molina.

MARK IT DOWN: Mark Teixeira hit the ball hard in Game 1 but had nothing to show for it, finishing the night 0-for-4. Look for him to break out tonight, though, as he’s a career 6-for-6 with a home run against Twins starter Nick Blackburn. Other Yankees with (some) success against Blackburn are Derek Jeter (3-for-7, 1 HR) and Alex Rodriguez (3-for-9, 1 HR). Rest easy, those worried about Posada’s missing bat: Molina is 1-for-2 with a walk against Blackburn.

NICKED UP: Blackburn has been a big-game pitcher for the Twins this season, putting up a 1.65 ERA in his last four regular-season starts (all wins) as the Twins charged back in the AL Central race. Unfortunately for Minnesota, he hasn’t had much success against the Yankees; he’s 0-4 with a 5.89 ERA in four starts.

IF THERE WERE WALK-TO-THE-PLATE MUSIC IN REAL LIFE, TODAY’S WOULD BE: Thunderstruck by AC/DC.

Back with much, much, much more later on.

UPDATE, 2:28 p.m.: Lineups are up and the Yankees are as expected. Girardi audio coming shortly. After an off-day yesterday, it’s not surprising that he didn’t have too much to say.

UPDATE, 2:30 p.m.: For those who are wondering: The tarp is off the field and the grounds crew is setting up the batting cage. Looks like they’ll at least try to start batting practice. The skies are still cloudy but it’s dry.

UPDATE, 2:44 p.m.: So this is why they carried a third catcher; right now, Francisco Cervelli is on the field taking grounders at third base with Alex Rodriguez.

UPDATE, 2:48 p.m.: Here’s the audio from Joe Girardi’s pre-game press conference.

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UPDATE, 2:52 p.m.: (Josh here) Below is audio from Ron Gardenhire’s pre-game presser. He is very funny on the subject of Carlos Gomez, who will start in CF tonight. “He irritates people,” Gardenhire said. “Sometimes me.”

Gardy goes on to discuss Pavano and his — gulp! — leadership, as well as Joe Mauer’s defense (“we don’t see as many bobbleheads on the mound”) and how much the Twins finally want to get past the first round, which they have accomplished just once this decade.

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UPDATE, 3:09 p.m.: Chad here with some highlights of Girardi’s 10-minute session with the beat writers.

· If the series goes to Game 5, it’s not “especially hard” for the Yankees to use Jorge Posada to catch A.J. Burnett. It will obviously be a story, but “We’re prepared to do it if we have to do it.”
· Girardi reiterated that Phil Hughes is the eighth-inning reliever, despite the fact Joba Chamberlain pitched after Hughes in Game 1. That was simply a product of long at-bats for Hughes. There is no plan to use Hughes in the seventh and Chamberlain in the eighth.
· Brett Gardner is a dangerous weapon off the bench, but “That’s not necessarily why we’re leaving him there,” Girardi said. “That is a valuable commodity that we have on the bench, and he can play an extremely important role late in games, but Melky has gotten the majority of the playing time.”
· One last (and probably accurate) word on the whole Molina/Posada controversy: “Maybe it’s not such a big issue if we’re playing everyday and there’s not so much time to talk about it, but with days off and not much else going on yesterday, it can become the big story.”

UPDATE, 3:27 p.m.: Yankees are on the field now stretching. First group into the batting cage shortly.

UPDATE, 4:05 p.m.: (Josh here) I just returned from the field, where I was milling around during the early stages of BP. I have a little news to report…

You may remember A-Rod said in a report in the Post early last month that he may not need a second hip surgery. Today his doctor, Dr. Marc Philippon, in town for a meeting, watched Rodriguez take batting practice. Afterward, Dr. Philippon said he now doesn’t expect A-Rod to need another surgery this offseason.

“(Not) at this point in time, based on my clinical exam and what I saw in batting practice,” Dr. Philippon said. “I need to do more tests, but so far I don’t think he will need surgery.”

Philippon said Rodriguez has recovered more rapidly from surgery than other baseball players. He estimated the third baseman at 95 percent. He believed Rodriguez was no better than 75-80 percent back in the spring. Dr. Philippon also said a patient of this surgery will continue to recover for up to a year after surgery, meaning Rodriguez will continue to improve from now through spring training.

A-Rod missed the first 24 games and played 124 of the final 134. Dr. Philippon credited the Yankees commitment to rest — a key part of the established plan for recovery, he said — for Rodriguez’s speedy recovery. “I have to really thank the Yankee organization,” he said. “It was a very important part of our plan and I have to respect their dedication to fulfilling the plan.”

UPDATE, 4:38 p.m.: Yankees just came off the field and the Twins are hitting. Kurt Russell – wearing a Yankees jacket – is among the folks watching the warm-ups.

UPDATE, 5:05 p.m.: For those who didn’t see it before, just wanted to mention John Flaherty’s analysis of tonight’s pitching match-up. It’s a few posts down or right here if you want to click directly. John had some very interesting insight into what to look for from Burnett tonight if you’re watching at home.

UPDATE, 5:15 p.m.: Twins coming off the field now. It’s still pretty cloudy here but the forecast given on the big scoreboard here just said that there is only a “slight chance” of showers during the game. Keep your fingers crossed. Meanwhile, I’m thinking of going looking for something tasty at the concession stands. Anyone got any recommendations?

UPDATE, 5:55 p.m.: Anthem done quite well by FDNY firefighter Frank Pizarro. We’re ready for baseball. I went with the baked ziti by the way. Very tasty.

UPDATE, 5:59 p.m.: Mr. October throwing out the first pitch. Little weird to see Jorge Posada catching it. Posada did a nice job blocking the ball in the dirt though …

UPDATE, 6:02 p.m.: I don’t know why, but I’ve always loved watching the starting pitcher walk in from the bullpen. Pitching coach by his side, a few last seconds to compose his thoughts before he takes the ball – it just feels sort of gladiator-like or something.

UPDATE, 6:04 p.m.: Speaking of gladiator-like … The music from “300″ is playing now as Burnett starts his warm-ups. Here we go.

UPDATE, 6:07 p.m.: And we’re off. 68 degrees at first pitch and it’s a 93 mph heater down the middle for a strike. Enjoy the game everyone.

UPDATE, 6:15 p.m.: Just like Flaherty said, the fastball sets up the power curve. Great pitch to whiff Kubel for Burnett, who kept his emotions in check and is through one.

UPDATE, 6:17 p.m.: That was weird. Derek Jeter led off the game but didn’t get a hit. Strange night here in the Bronx.

UPDATE, 6:32 p.m.: I guess everyone got out of work earlier on a Friday because it’s filled up quicker in here than it did on Wednesday. It got real loud at the end of Tolbert’s at-bat.

UPDATE, 6:43 p.m.: You can argue that it was high, but I thought that was a good pitch to Swisher. Movement like that is why Nick Blackburn can pitch effectively in the big leagues. This is Chad by the way. For all I know, Sam thought that was a terrible pitch.

UPDATE, 6:49 p.m: Press box is pretty divided on whether Span was safe or out on that near 1-6-3 in the third. When the showed the replay, half the writers seems to mutter “safe” while the others said “out.” When I saw it live, I thought he was out.

UPDATE, 6:52 p.m.: No pitching around Mauer that time. You know your curveball is on when you’re freezing the best hitter in the league.

UPDATE, 6:58 p.m.: Posada would have DEFINITELY hit a home run there.

UPDATE, 7:00 p.m.: And Jeter nearly does. Deepest part of the park isn’t the place to be, and we’re scoreless through three.

UPDATE, 7:07 p.m.: Two HBPs in a row. This is when Molina needs to use his Jedi powers and keep Burnett from getting too riled up.

UPDATE, 7:09 p.m.: That was an amazing play on so many levels: First, unbelievable play by Swisher to see Gomez straying off second and throwing an absolute bullet to Jeter, who got the final out just before Young crossed home plate.

Plate ump Chuck Meriwether was emphatically waving his arms which – to most of us – looked like a “safe” sign. That caused Joe Girardi to literally leap over the dugout fence on his way out to argue, before he realized that Meriwether was actually waving the run off not calling it safe. Burnett wasn’t sure either, and had to ask several people if the run counted as he came into the dugout. Amazing play all the way around. Big break for the Yankees. Still scoreless.

UPDATE, 7:15 p.m.: Chad, Josh and I were just discussing that last play and here’s the crazy thing: If Gomez does, literally, ANYTHING ELSE but go back to the bag, the run scores. If he gets thrown out at third, if he gets into a run-down, if he just falls down and lays there so Jeter has to run over and tag him, it’s enough time for Young to cross the plate. Only by going back to second does he let the Yankees off the hook. Amazing.

UPDATE, 7:28 p.m.: Visit from Dave Eiland now as Burnett has walked Cabrera and Mauer back-to-back with two outs. Not good, certainly, but better than laying one in to Mauer. Now he needs to bear down on Kubel.

UPDATE, 7:32 p.m.: That was a 25-pitch inning for Burnett, who has allowed two hits and no runs but somehow feels like he could slip at any moment.

UPDATE, 7:40 p.m.: Well that takes care of the no-hitter that Sandy Koufax Blackburn was throwing. Cano goes straight up the middle with a clean hit.

UPDATE, 7:41 p.m.: Announced crowd of 50,006 here tonight. Largest of the season.

UPDATE, 7:48 p.m.: Ball four to Young wasn’t even close as it went all the way to the backstop. That’s five walks and two HBPs for Burnett tonight.

UPDATE, 7:54 p.m.: Looks like Robertson and Marte getting loose in the pen.

UPDATE, 7:55 p.m.: That was a tough play, to be sure, but Damon also seemed to make it a little harder than it needed to be. Long run, yes, but why jump?

UPDATE, 7:57 p.m.: Cheers for Jorge Posada as he steps out into the on-deck circle.

UPDATE, 8:01 p.m.: Almost a great story as Posada gives it a ride but Span catches it in deep center. He can’t get Jeter’s double though, and the Yankees are in business.

UPDATE, 8:05 p.m.: Joba up in the Yanks pen, Mahay and Rauch in the Twins pen.

UPDATE, 8:06 p.m.: This would be a good time for Tex to have his first hit of the series, no?

UPDATE, 8:10 p.m.: HUGE out for Blackburn there as Tex was 6-for-6 with a homer off him previously. Let’s see if A-Rod carries over the clutchiness from Wednesday night.

UPDATE, 8:13 p.m.: And A-Rod delivers again. Clean single to left, Jeter scores, Blackburn is out and the Yankees are right back in it. After going five years without a postseason RBI, A-Rod has three in two games. Mahay on now for the Twins.

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1,107 Responses to “ALDS Game 2: Twins at Yankees”

  1. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus October 9th, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    “Yankees are 12-4 at home when Burnett starts”

    So why is it every time I’ve seen Burnett pitch in person he’s gotten shelled?

    Hope that changes tonight.

  2. Will October 9th, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    It is time to exorcise the vilest demon of them all:

    Rain, the Demon of ALDS of October 2006.

  3. Crawdaddy October 9th, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    It’s been raining here in Michigan all day and the storm system still hasn’t move much beyond Cleveland.

    You guys will get the game in tonight and should be able to take batting practice. It might not rain there until 9 p.m. or later.

  4. jonathan October 9th, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    They won the first three games of the 2004 alsc so idk where u get they haven’t won 2 straight in a playoff series in 10 years you idiot.

  5. Dazz October 9th, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    Our 4 losses in those games

    vs. BAL (pitched poorly)
    vs. TEX (pitched well and got no run support)
    vs. PHI (pitched poorly)
    vs. TB (pitched decently. That was the game where MO gave up the back to back HRs in the 10th, right?)

  6. Rob in Vt. October 9th, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Erica,
    Here’s my GTLU for Game 2

    Jeter SS
    Damon LF
    Tex 1B
    ARod 3B
    Matsui DH
    Swisher RF
    Cano 2B
    Melky CF
    Molina C

  7. g October 9th, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Wow Jonathan, relax. Never made a mistake before? Some people need to enjoy the moment a little better and not get worked up over every little thing.
    Ten to go!

  8. fox mulder October 9th, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    I have not doubt in my mind that we would have won #27 in 2006 if it weren’t for that game 2 rain postponement. The yanks lost the momentum and had to face Verlander and Zoombya in the stadium shadows during the day game.

  9. Jim October 9th, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    Thanks for the post. Just wanted to let you guys know that you are doing a GREAT job keeping all of us informed. Thanks again!

  10. John Sterling October 9th, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    WHOA! You can’t figure baseball.

  11. Ramey October 9th, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    hey jonathan, what’s the 2004 alsc? should we call you an idiot for your typing error?

  12. John Sterling October 9th, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    I think he meant first two games of an ALDS…hasn’t happened since 1999 when we swept Texas.

  13. Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist October 9th, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Is “Zoombya” the reggaeton version of folk favorite “Kumbaya”?

  14. Paco Dooley October 9th, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    What, no ‘on the iPod’ heading?

    Let’s go Yankees, and let’s go Molina!

  15. Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist October 9th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Mark Feinsand @BloggingBombers Yankees Game 2 lineup: Jeter SS, Damon LF, Teixeira 1B, Rodriguez 3B, Matsui DH, Swisher RF, Cano 2B,, Cabrera CF, Molina C, Burnett RHP2 minutes ago from mobile web

  16. haiku-man October 9th, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    Dodgers got pass the 2 pitching contenders for the CY,wow.

    Angels dropped it like it was hot on the Sawx last night,after all the Sawx boasting,Gotta luv it!!

  17. jonathan October 9th, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    It was a huge oversight. I am on my blackberry i think my typying error can be excused, but if I must get ripped I must get ripped. I am willing to take it if I can dish it out. Plus Sam is the professional he is paid to get these things right and that was clearly an error that took no research to figure out that just involves knowing the team you are covering. I miss Pete

  18. randy l. October 9th, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    “So why is it every time I’ve seen Burnett pitch in person he’s gotten shelled?
    Hope that changes tonight.”

    rebecca-

    sounds like you’re going to the game which would be very cool.

    maybe you should do something to change your luck.

    maybe eat some pie or something :)

  19. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Congratulations to today’s winners of Guess the Line Up. There are:

    Arliss
    Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist
    vin
    NYY626
    Rob in VT
    Benfica356

    Today was 6/9 correct. Not bad. I will post standings from home tonight.

    Sunday is a 7pm game. Which means GTLU should start at 2pm. I will do my best to start it then, but I do sometimes leave my house on weekends. :-)

  20. mick October 9th, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    zooombya…gotta love it

  21. southeast Ct. yank October 9th, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    Gammons crying about the umps last night.

  22. tex's friend October 9th, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    if anyone misses the playoff guess the lineup, they should be kicked off the blog.

  23. tex's friend October 9th, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Gammons crying about the umps last night.

    ___

    That’s rich. it was bad, but nothing the sox didnt benefit from a couple weeks ago in their games with the angels at fenway. spare me the whining from boston homers.

  24. t October 9th, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    This is what ESPN is posting during the playoffs. http://sports.espn.go.com/espn.....eestickets
    Disgusting.

  25. Tom in N.J. October 9th, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    Nick Green thinks the ump missed some calls last night.

  26. southeast Ct. yank October 9th, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Absolutly right they where horrible that night.

  27. mick October 9th, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    funny how when there’s no contreversy, the talk seems to die in here….guess that’s where negativity comes in handy

  28. Mike October 9th, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    Normally NJ and NY have the same weather, but its sunny, clear, and warm today down here. Hope it doesn’t rain.

  29. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Guess the Line Up Standings

    After 2 rounds of Postseason Guess the Line Up, there have been 13 different winners:

    Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist – 2 wins- 10/7, 10/9
    Arliss 10/9
    BBFan 10/7
    Benfica356 10/9
    Blackaccord 10/7
    DirtySanchez 10/7
    Doreen 10/7
    MikeBoston 10/7
    NYY626 10/9
    Rob in VT 10/9
    Upstate Kate 10/7
    Vin 10/9
    WTTALDS 10/7

  30. tex's friend October 9th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    i think we have all established that espn sucks when it comes to baseball now.

  31. Doreen October 9th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Rebecca -

    Is there something you can switch up? Like a different hat or something? :)

    Anyway, have fun tonight and stay warm & dry. It’s actually sunny here in Central NJ after being mostly cloudy all day. It’s a little breezy, too. However, I do realize that central NJ is not anywhere near the Bronx, NY!

    Everyone who’s going tonight – show AJ lots a love! Show the world that NY fans do not need thundersticks and Yankee Hankies.

  32. JasonR October 9th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    “This is what ESPN is posting during the playoffs. http://sports.espn.go.com/espn…..eestickets”

    I’m not a millionaire or even close, but I’ve managed to get tickets to Yankee games this year. Not every seat in the New House is costs as much as the Legends seats.

    The Yankees had the best attendence in the league. A lot of the games, especially against the Red Sox, got really loud.

    The article isn’t badly written, but it’s a completely unoriginal angle.

  33. Bronx Jeers October 9th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    So why is it every time I’ve seen Burnett pitch in person he’s gotten shelled?

    Hope that changes tonight.
    —————————————————————–

    At least you were in NY. I travelled all the way to Boston to see him get shelled.

  34. randy l. October 9th, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    mick-
    i think even us fans get edgy when a big game is coming up.

    just like some athletes get quiet and get their game faces on i think the blog has a fair share of posters like this.

    the twins are a very good team , and i’m expecting a good game tonight.

    being here on cape cod, i’m really enjoying red sox fans being quiet today.

  35. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Rebecca-

    Try showering before you go to the game

  36. Neil October 9th, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Gammons is upset that he’s not on the west coast to see (his Socks) in person.
    Stuck in Bristol, Conn. for Baseball Tonight. His next assignment takes him to his luxury suite in Boston provided by John Henry.
    He’ll do commentary from there after tonight’s game.

  37. Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist October 9th, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    “After 2 rounds of Postseason Guess the Line Up, there have been 13 different winners:

    Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist – 2 wins- 10/7, 10/9″

    Much like Derek Jeter, no one can get me out in the postseason.

  38. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    Andrew-

    I hope with all of my heart that at the end of the postseason you are 11 for 11 in Yankee lineups :-)

    And then you can change your name to GTLU Undefeated Gold Medalist

  39. randy l. October 9th, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    “Is there something you can switch up? Like a different hat or something? ”

    doreen-

    how about like giambi’s golden…. never mind :)

  40. upstate kate October 9th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Yay! Congrats Andrew, you are the current gold medalist!

    I should have thought to switch up the switch hitters…oh well

  41. mick October 9th, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Randy l…

    what is your take on today’s redsox fan?

    having flashbacks to pre 2004?

  42. Joe October 9th, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Can somebody explain to me what is Cervelli doing out there catching ground ballls? Is this training time? What’s Hairston in there for, Hinske? Or Pena who was left off the roster?

  43. RalphieD (OPPC) October 9th, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    “UPDATE, 2:44 p.m.: So this is why they carried a third catcher; right now, Francisco Cervelli is on the field taking grounders at third base with Alex Rodriguez. ”

    wow i really like that…imagine if cervelli could play a serviceable 3rd base? he would be even more valuable as backup catcher/3b

  44. MaineYankee October 9th, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    randy l.
    October 9th, 2009 at 2:45 pm
    “Is there something you can switch up? Like a different hat or something? ”

    doreen-

    how about like giambi’s golden…. never mind

    ——————————————

    I think that’s in Colorado now. :lol:

  45. Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist October 9th, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    Wow 11 for 11, that would be crazy because it would be 3 series sweeps by the Yankees. I will take finishing on top of the heap any way I can get it; I will take the same from the Yankees, as well, of course.

  46. RalphieD (OPPC) October 9th, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    “Can somebody explain to me what is Cervelli doing out there catching ground ballls? Is this training time? What’s Hairston in there for, Hinske? Or Pena who was left off the roster?”

    is there something wrong with a young player trying to become more versatile?

  47. MaineYankee October 9th, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    randy

    I see you had the cage match you was talking about. :lol:

  48. randy l. October 9th, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    mick-

    they are still pretty full of themselves.

    they’ve been acting like this whole season was a set up for a built for the playoff team.

    losing last night with lester pitching was not what they were looking for.

    i’m hoping that beckett just gets hammered tonight and pushes the red sox to the brink of elimination.

  49. Patrick from CT October 9th, 2009 at 2:55 pm

    Cervelli is a converted infielder. I’m sure he can play 3B in a pinch.

  50. randy l. October 9th, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    maine yankee-

    i’m gonna take my baseball and go home :)

  51. MG October 9th, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    there’s nothing unusual about players taking ground balls or flyballs at other positions, they do it all the time. Mo is supposed to be the best outfielder on the Yankees. I think Donnie Baseball took grounders at 3rd very often when he was active. It’s just a way to get some activity in and, in the event of an emergency, have at least some work at a position ‘just in case’.

  52. Doreen October 9th, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Isn’t that we wanted – young players coming up through the ranks that have some versatility, some athleticism? It doesn’t mean Cervelli’s going to play 3rd base in the playoffs, but what if?

    Now, did they bunting drills, too????

  53. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Randy-

    May I ask why you are hoping for a Yankee vs. Angels ALCS match up? Is it hatred for the Sox or do you think they are somehow a better match up for the Yanks?

    Personally, I am hoping the Sox & Angels somehow manage to play the first ever ALDS with no winner

  54. UConn Fan October 9th, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Jon– He is correct! 2 games in a First Round series— why don’t you read the whole thing before you starting calling people idiots– because when your wrong– like you are now, you look like the idiot.

  55. SP October 9th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    I really hope they looked at the correlation of AJs performance with Molina vs. Posada compared to his home and away splits. For example, did he just happen to pitch to Molina more often at home due to scheduling oddities, in which case the apparent difference in catcher performance is really just a reflection of the home/away splits?

  56. upstate kate October 9th, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    randy l
    what would really put them over the edge would be for Beckett to win, and then lose the next 2 at Fenway…defeat snatched from the jaws of victory

  57. pat October 9th, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    “Can somebody explain to me what is Cervelli doing out there catching ground ballls?”

    Helping Alex turn double plays.

    pcaldera: A-Rod taking grounders early, turning double plays with….Francisco Cervelli, who can really move around second base.
    5 minutes ago from web

  58. MaineYankee October 9th, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    October 9th, 2009 at 2:58 pm
    Randy-

    May I ask why you are hoping for a Yankee vs. Angels ALCS match up? Is it hatred for the Sox or do you think they are somehow a better match up for the Yanks?

    Personally, I am hoping the Sox & Angels somehow manage to play the first ever ALDS with no winner

    —————————————-

    So does that mean if the Yankees beat the Twins they then just go to the WS? :lol:

  59. Doreen October 9th, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Erica -

    I’m still rooting for the Royals. :)

  60. Matt October 9th, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    What smells worse? The visiting manager’s private bathroom after Terry Francona’s bout with bad 7-11 taco food poisoning or Kevin Youkilis’ halitosis breath.

    I’m willing to go with Youk on this.

  61. mick October 9th, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Randy-

    redsox seem like a ship that be sinking, to quote one Micheal Ray Richardson, one-time NY Knick )

    their sense of entitlement not well earned, at least we had decades of success in earning ours’

  62. Doreen October 9th, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    UConn -

    Nothing worse than going on a rant (paragraphs’ worth), only to have to come back and say, “Never mind.” :lol:

    That happened to me here a long time ago. I learned my lesson.

  63. betsy October 9th, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    No Posada….sheesh. People got PO’d at Joe when he didn’t pinch hit Molina in Seattle with runners on base….and that was a meaningless game. Now they are ok with Molina having 3 or 4 at bats while Po sits on the bench? Why Posada instead of Matsui anyway?

  64. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    MaineYankee
    October 9th, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    So does that mean if the Yankees beat the Twins they then just go to the WS?
    ****

    Basically. LOL

    It would just be so many less butterflies for Yankee fans

  65. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Doreen
    October 9th, 2009 at 3:01 pm
    Erica -

    I’m still rooting for the Royals.
    ****

    OOh- in that case I’ll take the Nats or the Mets in the World Series :lol:

  66. Cervelli Fan October 9th, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Cervelli was an infielder in the minors before the Yanks asked him to switch to catcher.

  67. Zak October 9th, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Let’s go get it, Yanks. No let up.. ever.. 11-0 this postseason.

  68. Raja October 9th, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Wow.. Doc Halladay has 287 starts and no post season appearance!! Talk about wasted talent.

  69. MG October 9th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    randy l.
    October 9th, 2009 at 2:56 pm
    maine yankee-

    i’m gonna take my baseball and go home
    ———————————————-
    Randy, did you win by pinfall or submission? lol

  70. randy l. October 9th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    i’ve actually never understood why catcher’s don’t play first or third base.

    catchers have to have a good arm.

    it’s very easy at first to just drop down on hard grounders.

    i once was throwing BP one winter to a triple a left handed center fielder named greg blosser who was the red sox #1 draft pick way back at the end of the greenwell days.

    he was in his late twenties at the time and even though he was hitting 25 hrs for the rays triple a team he was stuck, so being left handed i talked him into taking some balls at first base.

    i figured he was such a great athlete that he’d pick it right up and it would help him have another position to get back to the majors. the only problem was he was afraid of ground balls.

    i had to have him put on my catcher’s mask to have him keep his head in there and that didn’t even help.

    i guess i just wasn’t a very good coach because after a couple of times he refused to take any more balls there.

  71. Wave Your Hat October 9th, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    betsy, if you aren’t going to start Posada, it makes no sense to DH him. Come on, use the old bean a little.

  72. NYY626 October 9th, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Why Posada instead of Matsui anyway?
    ____________________________________________________________
    Because when AJ’s done, Jorge can PH for Jose.

  73. YankWatcher October 9th, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    What did Posada do at the plate the other night? One bloop single that had nothing to do with any runs being scored.

    And what did Posada do behind the plate? One passed ball that led to a run being scored. He doesn’t even bother to try to throw half the time when opposing teams steal at will against him.

    Posada needs to grow up about not being in the lineup for every game.

  74. Ramey October 9th, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Betsy-

    Probably because Matsui has been much better in the post season over his career than Posada. And really, this whole Molina over Posada thing is being way over blown. We win and lose AS A TEAM. Molina will not be the reason we win, nor will he be the reason we lose.

  75. CountryClub October 9th, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    While I hate Posada not catching, it really doesnt bother me that Matsui is the DH. Their #’s are extremely similar. Posada will be the catcher in the 6th or 7th when AJ comes out. So the lineup will be full strength for the last couple of innings.

    Unless, of course, AJ is throwing a no hitter. Which would be OK too.

  76. Wave Your Hat October 9th, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    randy l,

    Back when I was young, it seems like catchers frequently also played first, and occasionally third.

    They don’t so much anymore – maybe a consequence of teams going from three catchers to two?

  77. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    There is also the matter that Matsui has been their DH all season.

    Everyday players don’t always thrive when out of their normal roles and into the DH role. Matsui has thrived as a DH. You don’t mess with that formula

  78. mick October 9th, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    jorge is not DH because joe would rather have matsuis bat in there, plain and simple, with 3 catchers we can easily dh posada and let cervelli backup.

  79. haven October 9th, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Wow.. Doc Halladay has 287 starts and no post season appearance!! Talk about wasted talent.
    ————

  80. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Country Club-

    If Burnett is throwing a no hitter, they most likely would not need to pinch hit molina ;-)

  81. upstate kate October 9th, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    please can we not talk about posada anymore, there is really nothing new left to say

  82. haven October 9th, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    Wow.. Doc Halladay has 287 starts and no post season appearance!! Talk about wasted talent.
    ——

    That’s what he wants. That’s his character. He chose rather to sign with Toronto and pitch meaningless games. He had absolutely no ambition of going to the real big leagues.

  83. mick October 9th, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    girardi is playing to win this thing. po oughtta keep his mouth shut, we have plenty of hitting, he is not the key.wait till we play the roadrunner angels, you might see more of molina.

  84. Wave Your Hat October 9th, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    mick,

    you are wrong – if Molina gets pulled from the game Posada will catch. Cervelli is only around to let Girardi substitute Posada early without worrying about having a back-up catcher, and to let Posada be pinch run for.

    That’s why Posada can’t DH.

  85. Sara October 9th, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    It is almost unfathomable to me that people are still crying over this AJ/Molina/Posada crap. Get over it people and move on…it is what it is and all will be fine. Let it go, breathe, and enjoy watching the game tonight, your brains are going to explode if you keep thinking about it…the last time I checked the Yankees had a pretty darn good line up…

  86. mick October 9th, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    WYH

    so if matsui were injured, posada wouldn’t DH?

    i beg to differ.

  87. Ramey October 9th, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Sara-

    If people let it go and stopped discussing it, then they would have to find something else they need to complain, nitpick and be negative about…

  88. Wave Your Hat October 9th, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    mick,

    I point out that Matsui is not injured. If Texeira were injured, Swisher would play first, but that doesn’t make Swisher the first baseman.

  89. yankee Shamus October 9th, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Off to work… Everyoneenjoy the game!

    Prediction:

    MIN 3 NYY 8

    Burnett 6.2 IP 2 ER, 6 H 2 BB 7K

    A-Rod 2-3 2-R HR

    Tex 2-4 3-R HR

  90. MG October 9th, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    there are some new lines just posted in Vegas for tonight’s game, they are all Over/Under as it relates to the LoHud blog:

    -Number of posts about the Yankees not hitting during the first time through the order and how they are going to lose: 28
    -Number of posts about Cano not hitting with RISP: 45
    -Number of posts about ‘bad situational hitting’: 32
    -Number of posts about either Cano or Cabrera being lazy: 19
    -Number of posts about how great Molina is with AJ pitching: 459

    call Vegas now to take this action, 1-800-214-6324 and ask for the ‘Vinnie the LoHud guy’

  91. Erin October 9th, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Just when I thought this thread was safe! LOL

  92. mick October 9th, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    discussing the pros and cons of this move makes baseball interesting, it’s not negative.

    negative is worrying about your team losing and getting up on the ledge when they fall down by a run. knee jerk type things.

  93. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    2 hours and 41 minutes until Game 2!!!!!!!!!!

  94. Jay October 9th, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Someone has started a brand new blog on the aj/molina/posada subject. Please place all related posts there instead of here. Please.

    http://www.blogging_nothing_bu.....ogspot.com

  95. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Erin-

    I think we need to talk about muppets again :-) LOL

  96. randy l. October 9th, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    mg -

    you know what, you’re a real troublemaker :)

  97. upstate kate October 9th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    it was safe for a little while

  98. mick October 9th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    wyh

    you lost me.

    hypothetically speaking, if matsui couldn’t play tonite, who would you DH?

  99. Pel October 9th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Sam, Chad— it would be nice to hear from Cervelli.
    He made the ALDS roster and I’m 100% certain he’s just as surprised as we are. :razz:

    How about some audio from the fifth wheel.

  100. NYY626 October 9th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    upstate kate
    October 9th, 2009 at 3:13 pm
    please can we not talk about posada anymore, there is really nothing new left to say
    ____________________________________________________________
    I’m going to add something new – he has really adorable kids!

  101. Erin October 9th, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    October 9th, 2009 at 3:20 pm
    Erin-

    I think we need to talk about muppets again LOL

    ******

    Great idea! Let’s see, we covered Sesame Street, how about the Muppet Show! LOL

  102. Doreen October 9th, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    If Posada is the DH and they take Molina out for whatever reason and move Posada behind the plate, do they lose a DH? How does that work? It’s one of the more confusing things about late inning substitutions with the DH.

    NB: I am asking this as a hypothetical only. It is not a commentary on AJ/Molina/Posada/Matsui/Cervelli/?

  103. upstate kate October 9th, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    and an adorable wife

  104. Y o u . K n o w . W h o . October 9th, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Off to work… Everyoneenjoy the game!

    Prediction:

    MIN 9 NYY 0

    Burnett 5.1 IP 9 ER, 12 H 7 BB 5K

    A-Rod 0-3, 0-R

    Tex 0-4, 0-R, 1 Error

  105. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Erin-

    Great idea!!!! Here’s what I have so far…

    Jeter= Kermit (of course!)
    Damon= Rolf
    Swisher= Animal
    A-Rod= Beeker

    What have you got?

  106. randy l. October 9th, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    “Back when I was young, it seems like catchers frequently also played first, and occasionally third.
    They don’t so much anymore – maybe a consequence of teams going from three catchers to two?”

    wave you hat-

    i remember recently sj44 said there was no plan for his nephew tony sanchez to learn another position.

    maybe when they get a really good catcher, they figure he needs all the time he can get catching.

    it really is a craft that takes years to learn if the guy is going to be really good defensively.

  107. Wave Your Hat October 9th, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    mick-

    If Matsui couldn’t play tonight, I suspect Posada would be catching, and either Hinske or Swisher DH’ing, with Gardner in CF and Cabrera in RF if Swisher was the DH. That’s my guess.

    But since Matsui is not injured, Joe will want to be able to replace Molina with Posada at some point if the game is not a blowout and not lose the DH. JMO.

  108. MG October 9th, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    randy l.
    October 9th, 2009 at 3:20 pm
    mg -

    you know what, you’re a real troublemaker
    ——————————-
    Randy, the ’12-23 with Posada catching’ bs really irritated me. I have no problem with Girardi’s decision, he gets paid to manage the club but I have problems with being told it was because of the won-loss % with Jorge catching that Jose was needed more when Posada’s games outperformed the Yankees record pretty significantly. I just get tired of reading all the slams of Posada, Cano, and whoever else ‘did something wrong’ during a game. We both know baseball is a sport built on 30% success being Hall of Fame, that’s why Sterling’s comments about ‘you never know what will happen in baseball’ are true-you can’t predict success statistically when you are basing it on such a low percentage.

    This whole thing is so overblown it borders on the ridiculous, baseball is a team sport and you never know which player will make a difference on any given day. In game 1 it was Jeter, Matsui, and Arod, tonight could easily be Teix, Damon, and Cano or it could be any combination thereof, that’s what makes this team so tough to beat.

  109. CountryClub October 9th, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    What’s funny is people crying about the Posada/Molina thing is worse than people actually talking about Posada/Molina. One group is talking baseball.

  110. pat October 9th, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Swisher= Fozzie Bear

  111. Wave Your Hat October 9th, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    “If Posada is the DH and they take Molina out for whatever reason and move Posada behind the plate, do they lose a DH?”

    Yes. That’s why Posada won’t DH.

  112. Erin October 9th, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Erica:

    Teixiera= Gonzo
    Posada= Sam Eagle

  113. al roker yabba doo October 9th, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Whew! Glad to see Trisha gone. Not a very pleasant human.

  114. Pel October 9th, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Ron Darling on Mike’d Up with Mike Francesa:

    http://bit.ly/PrIje

  115. Doreen October 9th, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Yeah, you know what, now that I think of it, I’m picturing baseball cards with C/1B or C/3B on them. From the 60′s early 70′s probably.

    But, then, 1B wasn’t (maybe still isn’t) a valued position. Old guys went there before (1B) before they invented the DH in order to prolong the careers of guys who could still hit but no longer run (hence, why 1B was the position of choice – you pretty much stood on the bag and caught throws).

  116. MG October 9th, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Doreen
    October 9th, 2009 at 3:24 pm
    If Posada is the DH and they take Molina out for whatever reason and move Posada behind the plate, do they lose a DH? How does that work? It’s one of the more confusing things about late inning substitutions with the DH.

    NB: I am asking this as a hypothetical only. It is not a commentary on AJ/Molina/Posada/Matsui/Cervelli/?
    ————————————-
    Doreen, Yes, if the DH plays a position the pitcher moves into the spot of the replaced position player.

  117. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    pat
    October 9th, 2009 at 3:28 pm
    Swisher= Fozzie Bear

    ***

    I have Swisher as Animal

    Who would be Animal then??

    Erin-

    Cano and Melky= Scooter and Skeeter

  118. Doreen October 9th, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    WYH -

    Thanks. Every once in awhile I get confused about some of the rules, even though I’ve been watching baseball forever. I would just let all that wash right over me.

  119. mick October 9th, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    as you said to me, WYH, you are wrong.

    the reason molina is catching, and he would catch nomatter who is dhing, is for aj’s sake.

    why carry a 3rd catcher if you are afraid to use him, thats why cervelli could backup molina if jorge dh’ed but matsui is better so jorge sits and waits to caddy for molina.

  120. pat October 9th, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Jorge and Mo= Statler and Waldorf?

    Jorge and Andy= Statler and Waldorf?

  121. Doreen October 9th, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    And, thanks also, MG. :)

  122. texan bears October 9th, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    rain, rain, here it comes :(

  123. MaineYankee October 9th, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Pel
    October 9th, 2009 at 3:29 pm
    Ron Darling on Mike’d Up with Mike Francesa:

    http://bit.ly/PrIje

    ———————————————–

    randy

    You want to listen to this. He had some good thoughts on catching.

  124. pat October 9th, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    “Who would be Animal then??”

    Damon?

    Either would work for both.

  125. Doreen October 9th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    MG -

    So, hypothetically, Posada (DH) replaces Molina (C). Posada was batting 6th, Molina 9th. Does the pitcher move into the #9 spot or the #6 spot?

  126. Erin October 9th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Erica-that’s perfect for Cano and Melky!

    I’m trying to think of who could be Statler and Waldorf. All I can think of is Hughes and Mo.

  127. Sara October 9th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Posada= Miss Piggy

  128. pat October 9th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    LoHudYankees: A-Rod’s hip doctor Marc Philippon visited today. He just said he does not believe A-Rod will require another surgery in the offseason – Josh

    Good news!

  129. Wave Your Hat October 9th, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    mick-

    Well, we don’t agree I guess.

  130. foobar October 9th, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    ” But come-from-behind wins and walkoffs are nothing new for the 2009 Dodgers. This is how they do it.
    They’ve won five games this year in which they trailed in the ninth inning or later. And they led
    the major leagues with 12 walkoff victories in the regular season.”

    Ugh, the usual espn idiots, doesn’t anyone fact-check or everyone just makes up crap?

    How many walkoffs did the yanks end up with? It was already 13 early September.

  131. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    pat
    October 9th, 2009 at 3:35 pm
    LoHudYankees: A-Rod’s hip doctor Marc Philippon visited today. He just said he does not believe A-Rod will require another surgery in the offseason – Josh

    Good news!

    ****

    I hope that they continue to monitor him in the offseason. I will be very angry if they decide in March he needs surgary again! GRRR

  132. MG October 9th, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    in a game earlier this season, against Cleveland, Molina caught AJ who went 6 1/3 and left with the score 3-1 with the Indians in front.

    Albaladejo got the last two outs of the 7th and Posada, batting for Molina with a runner on, hit a 2 run HR in the bottom of the 7th to tie the game. The Yankees scored one more in the 7th and 3 in the 8th to win the game 7-3. It’s very possible that’s how tonight’s game could go although I’d rather see the Yankees Chase Blackburn (Giants fans will laugh at that one) in the 3rd and go on to win about 9-3.

  133. Erin October 9th, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    foobar-I think the Yankees ended up with 15 walkoffs.

  134. mick October 9th, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    wyh

    i see your point. would be interesting to see what joe would do if we were facing a lefty, altho matsu hits them.

  135. MG October 9th, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Doreen
    October 9th, 2009 at 3:35 pm
    MG -

    So, hypothetically, Posada (DH) replaces Molina (C). Posada was batting 6th, Molina 9th. Does the pitcher move into the #9 spot or the #6 spot?
    ——————————
    Doreen, pitcher replaces Molina in the #9 spot, Posada is still in the game in the #6 spot.

  136. MaineYankee October 9th, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Chad

    Is someone talking about the catchers? :lol:

  137. upstate kate October 9th, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    15 walk offs and 50 come from behind wins, 51 if you add wed’s win in

  138. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    pat
    October 9th, 2009 at 3:32 pm
    Jorge and Mo= Statler and Waldorf?

    ****

    I like this one. Sort of a nod to “How Well Do you Know Your Teammate”

  139. gusb October 9th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    Boy this place is crazy today. The men are acting like the ones on their period and the girls are being reasonable.

  140. Erin October 9th, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    That’s awesome news about Alex.

    Erica: maybe Gardner for Rizzo the Rat? (small and quick) lol

  141. saucY October 9th, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    i remember a few years ago a site did muppet look-a-likes for the yankees. i think it was a red-sox site, but it was funny.

    a few of the ones i remember
    posada = rizzo the rat
    Torre = same the eagle
    a-rod = janice

  142. mick October 9th, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    MG

    it would be amazing if Po pinchhit a 3 run HR to win the game.

    could start a trend. Po might like it and want some more.

  143. Erin October 9th, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    pat-I like Posada and Mo for Statler and Waldorf.

  144. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Okay Yankee muppets revised-

    Jeter= Kermit the Frog
    Damon= Animal
    Swisher= Fozzie Bear (Wocka Wocka Wocka)
    A-Rod= Beeker
    Tex= Gonzo
    Posada & Mo= Statler and Waldorf
    Cano & Melky= Scooter & Skeeter

    We need a Rolf and a Miss Piggy= AJ and CC?

  145. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Erin-

    I like GGBG as Rizzo. LOL

  146. mick October 9th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    jeter as kermit, i don’t know?

  147. NYY626 October 9th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Did the muppet talk stem from Jeter’s famous SNL line? :)

  148. mick October 9th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    coney was the funniest on SNL.

  149. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    NYY626
    October 9th, 2009 at 3:44 pm
    Did the muppet talk stem from Jeter’s famous SNL line?

    ****

    No. Erin and I are both big fans. We did Sesame Street the other day. Its just a little pregame levity to between all the madness

  150. NYY626 October 9th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Jeter= Kermit the Frog
    Damon= Animal
    Swisher= Fozzie Bear (Wocka Wocka Wocka)
    A-Rod= Beeker
    Tex= Gonzo
    Posada & Mo= Statler and Waldorf
    Cano & Melky= Scooter & Skeeter

    We need a Rolf and a Miss Piggy= AJ and CC?

    ____________________________________________________________
    You know I love me some Andy, but shouldn’t he be Gonzo? LOL

  151. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Steinbrenner was pretty great on SNL too

  152. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    2 hours and 14 minutes until Game 2!!!!

  153. mick October 9th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    coney and wells in drag was hysterical…jeter too.

  154. saucY October 9th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    You know I love me some Andy, but shouldn’t he be Gonzo? LOL

    agreed. let Andy be Gonzo and Tex be Rolf

  155. crawdaddy October 9th, 2009 at 3:48 pm


    MLB.com’s Fred Claire spoke to Kevin Towers about the future. The former Padres GM has already received a dozen inquiries. Towers’ money quotes:

    “I know I don’t want to be in an office if I’m not a general manager. And I’m not looking for a job where I feel the GM might be in jeopardy, that’s not me.”

    That might rule out a position under Mets GM Omar Minaya. Towers also said he would be willing to work for another GM if his job consisted of scouting rather than spending time in an actual office.”

    Make it happen Cashman as we know he’s your buddy and you can always use another great scout.

  156. timo October 9th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    YankWatcher
    October 9th, 2009 at 3:08 pm
    What did Posada do at the plate the other night? One bloop single that had nothing to do with any runs being scored.

    ____________________________________

    Not so. He was forced out by Cano who then scored on Melky’s two out double for the lead that was never relinquished. No single, no run.

  157. saucY October 9th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Gene Monahan = Dr. Bunsen Honeydew

  158. Get Yer Damn hands Off Of her! October 9th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    You have a much better taste in music than Pete.

  159. Peggy October 9th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Boy, what a great way to pass the past couple of hours of work! Thanks guys!

  160. Erin October 9th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    saucY
    October 9th, 2009 at 3:49 pm
    Gene Monahan = Dr. Bunsen Honeydew

    ****

    LOL. Love it!

  161. Ross October 9th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Oh, dear! I see it’s going to be VERY crowded in left field tonight………..which one of them is going to salute the Bleacher Creatures?(see lineup)

  162. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    saucY
    October 9th, 2009 at 3:49 pm
    Gene Monahan = Dr. Bunsen Honeydew

    ***

    I like this.

    And I am agreed. Andy is Gonzo y’all. Tex can be Rolf

  163. timo October 9th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    I meant Swisher’s two out double.

  164. saucY October 9th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Lew Zealand

    http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Lew_Zealand

    someone has to be this guy

  165. NYY626 October 9th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Ross
    October 9th, 2009 at 3:50 pm
    Oh, dear! I see it’s going to be VERY crowded in left field tonight………..which one of them is going to salute the Bleacher Creatures?(see lineup)
    ____________________________________________________________
    I think Damon and Swish need to be kept as far away from one another as possible. Nothing but trouble those two ;)

  166. mick October 9th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    ichiro vs matsui

    bad guy/good guy

    francesa says they couldn’t play together.

  167. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    saucY
    October 9th, 2009 at 3:50 pm
    Lew Zealand

    http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Lew_Zealand

    someone has to be this guy

    ****

    Hmm.. he kind of yells Phil Hughes to me :-)

  168. Erin October 9th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    OK, Erica I think we need an updated list!

  169. Doreen October 9th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Pel/Maine Yankee -

    Pel, thanks for the audio; MY – thanks for the recommendation to listen.

    It was one of the best interviews I’ve heard. Very cogent and informational.

    Really, if Mike F would do more of this, I could listen to him. He’s a good interviewer; he asks pretty good questions. And of course, Darling is very well-spoken.

  170. Erin October 9th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    We need a Swedish Chef too.

  171. Tom in N.J. October 9th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Edwar looks a little like Lew Zealand.

  172. Gardner in CF October 9th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    “· Brett Gardner is a dangerous weapon off the bench, but “That’s not necessarily why we’re leaving him there,” Girardi said. “That is a valuable commodity that we have on the bench, and he can play an extremely important role late in games, but Melky has gotten the majority of the playing time.””

    I still think we’re better off if we can prevent a few fly balls to CF turned into hits and singles turned into doubles throughout innings 1-8

  173. saucY October 9th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    AJ = the swedish chef (the pies)?

  174. MaineYankee October 9th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Erica

    What was the chef’s name?

    That should be AJ.

  175. saucY October 9th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Joba = http://muppet.wikia.com/wiki/Sweetums

  176. Erin October 9th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    saucY
    October 9th, 2009 at 3:54 pm
    AJ = the swedish chef (the pies)?

    ******
    Perfect!

  177. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    saucY
    October 9th, 2009 at 3:54 pm
    AJ = the swedish chef (the pies)?

    ****

    YSES!

    Okay.. updated list coming

  178. mick October 9th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    now aint this better than talkin baseball…gimmee a break.

  179. MaineYankee October 9th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Doreen

    Did you like Darling’s take on the situation?

    I thought he explained it well.

  180. Doreen October 9th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    MG -

    Thanks for the answer to the DH substitution questions.

  181. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Jeter= Kermit the Frog
    Damon= Animal
    Siwsher= Fozzie Bear (Wocka Wocka Wocka)
    A-Rod= Beeker
    Tex= Rolf
    Posada & Mo= Statler & Waldorf
    Cano & Melky= Scooter & Skeeter
    GGBG= Rizzo the Rat
    Pettitte= Gonzo
    AJ= The Sweedish Chef
    Joba= Sweetums
    Hughes= Lew Zealand
    Gene Monahan= Dr. Bunson Honeydew
    Joe Girardi= Sam the Eagle

  182. Doreen October 9th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Maine Yankee =

    I agree. Darling explained it very well. I wish he posted here, but thanks to Pel, it’s almost as if he did, if you take the time to listen.

  183. randy l. October 9th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    “May I ask why you are hoping for a Yankee vs. Angels ALCS match up? Is it hatred for the Sox or do you think they are somehow a better match up for the Yanks?”

    erica-

    i have an admitted irrational dislike of the red sox. i want them eliminated as soon as possible.

    i think it might have been the fight in the summer of ’49 my parents had on my way to the hospital to be delivered when my father was listening on the car radio too much to dimaggio single handedly destroying ted williams and the red sox on 4th of july weekend.

    the yankee swept thats series, so i came into the world on a four game winning streak.

  184. Pel October 9th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Jon Heyman on Mike’d Up with Mike Francesa:

    http://bit.ly/LohKt

  185. Kevin Youkilis' Halitosis October 9th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Yanks take this to 2-0 tonight.

    Red Sox go to 0-2, Terry Francona manages from visiting team manager’s toilet stall. Taco Bell baby!!!

  186. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Randy-

    Great story!!! And you aren’t even as old as you make yourself sound ;-)

  187. no.27 October 9th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    With Cervelli as the 3rd catcher, do you think Posada will definitely get a pinch hit once Burnett is out? If Burnett has reached his limit and Molina is leading off the bottom of the inning, does it make sense to plug him in there, or do you wait for a chance where Melky or Molina might be in a more important situation later in the game?

    You could put Posada in for Melky, then pinch run for him if he gets on with Gardner and then use Cervelli as the catcher. Or, if Posada gets out or hits a HR, you pinch hit for Molina and then put Gardner in CF.

  188. Rose October 9th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    When the Yankees make it to the World Series hope Joe West and CB Buckner are not part of the umpiring crew. They are 2 of the worst umpires.

  189. High Pitched Eric October 9th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    I am still a little nervous.

  190. MaineYankee October 9th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Doreen
    October 9th, 2009 at 3:59 pm
    Maine Yankee =

    I agree. Darling explained it very well. I wish he posted here, but thanks to Pel, it’s almost as if he did, if you take the time to listen.

    ——————————————-

    The guests are the biggest reason I listen.

    The rest is borderline unbearable.

  191. no.27 October 9th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    “I still think we’re better off if we can prevent a few fly balls to CF turned into hits and singles turned into doubles throughout innings 1-8″

    Gardner isn’t much better than Melky getting to balls and Melky has a better arm.

  192. Drive 4-5 October 9th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    woah! How come no Jorge? Anyone know why he’s not playing?

  193. randy l. October 9th, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    “And you aren’t even as old as you make yourself sound”

    erica-

    thanks erica, and you probably aren’t as dirty as all those showers make you sound either :)

  194. betsy October 9th, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    wow, that’s fantastic news for Alex…..or it appears to be.

    As to Phil Hughes, I can’t believe people actually thought that Joba had supplanted him in the 8th inning role……

  195. Drive 4-5 October 9th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    “i have an admitted irrational dislike of the red sox. i want them eliminated as soon as possible.”

    Let me second that emotion. Plus, it’s time for the Yanks to end their period of losing to Anaheim the same way it’s time for Anaheim to end their period of losing to Boston.

  196. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Randy-

    I am going to let that one go :-)

  197. upstate kate October 9th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Drive 4-5
    are you trying to start trouble?

  198. betsy October 9th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    How can Cash make it happen unless he fires himself? Towers only wants to be a GM……he’s not going to take a lesser job under his friend, especially if it means that he’d be next in line should Cash get the axe.

  199. jennifer October 9th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    betsy- i know right. It was pretty clear that Hughes only got taken out because of the long ab.

  200. Drive 4-5 October 9th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    upstate kate,

    “Drive 4-5
    are you trying to start trouble?”

    Moi?:)

  201. betsy October 9th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Oops, excuse me – I missed that part about Towers wanting to scout. I don’t think it’s up to Cashman and I doubt Hal will want to spend lots of $$$$ on Towers…..because Towers will command a nice chunk of change, even to scout

  202. betsy October 9th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Jen, when Joba came in ,the crowd went nuts. I guess that no matter what, Joba will always be more popular than Phil ….that’s what must account for it.

  203. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    I was reading the “Which Yankees Are Which Muppets”, and I thought I was reading the credits to “The Muppets Take Manhattan”.

  204. RalphieD (OPPC) October 9th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    “Jen, when Joba came in ,the crowd went nuts. I guess that no matter what, Joba will always be more popular than Phil ….that’s what must account for it.”

    it makes sense why fans still love joba…people always remember how electric and good joba was when he first came up..but hey, joba doesnt have a chant..phil has HUGGGGHHHHHHHEEEEEEESSSSSSSSS

  205. betsy October 9th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    LOL Ralphie…….I love that HUUUUUUUUUUGHHHHHHHHES call…

  206. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    GreenBeret7
    October 9th, 2009 at 4:17 pm
    I was reading the “Which Yankees Are Which Muppets”, and I thought I was reading the credits to “The Muppets Take Manhattan”.

    ****

    My parents took me to see that in the movie theater when it came out. I was 3 years old and the happiest little girl in the theater :-)

  207. CountryClub October 9th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Gardner has FAR more range than Melky. And yes, Melky has a stronger arm. But, when’s the last time you remember him making a good throw?

  208. Gardner in CF October 9th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    “Gardner isn’t much better than Melky getting to balls and Melky has a better arm.”

    It’s highly inaccurate. So after the runners move up on his range/lazyness he can give them another base with the throw.

  209. Erin October 9th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    GreenBeret7
    October 9th, 2009 at 4:17 pm
    I was reading the “Which Yankees Are Which Muppets”, and I thought I was reading the credits to “The Muppets Take Manhattan”.

    *****************
    That was my favorite movie when I was little!!

  210. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    October 9th, 2009 at 4:19 pm
    GreenBeret7
    October 9th, 2009 at 4:17 pm
    I was reading the “Which Yankees Are Which Muppets”, and I thought I was reading the credits to “The Muppets Take Manhattan”.

    ****

    My parents took me to see that in the movie theater when it came out. I was 3 years old and the happiest little girl in the theater

    ————————————————————

    Did you realize then that it was Johnny Damon playing “Animal”?

  211. Pel October 9th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Kim Jones on Mike’d Up with Mike Francesa:

    http://bit.ly/38IZD7

  212. CountryClub October 9th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Only 10% chance of rain between 5 and 10pm. Looks like we’re good for some baseball!

  213. upstate kate October 9th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    I think Joba and Phil compliment each other nicely- like fire and ice

  214. Gardner in CF October 9th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    you guys at the game ever watch the team run sprints in right field before the game? Melky just hangs out. I bet he puts on 20 more lbs of fat this offseason.

  215. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Erin
    October 9th, 2009 at 4:22 pm
    GreenBeret7
    October 9th, 2009 at 4:17 pm
    I was reading the “Which Yankees Are Which Muppets”, and I thought I was reading the credits to “The Muppets Take Manhattan”.

    *****************
    That was my favorite movie when I was little!!

    ****

    I might still watch it when it comes on…

    Although, nothing was worse than when they took me to see “Follow that Bird”. I was so upset by Big Bird leaving Sesame Street and getting lost and unable to find his way home, that I cried loudly and had to be taken out of the theater. LOL

  216. MaineYankee October 9th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    GreenBeret7
    October 9th, 2009 at 4:17 pm
    I was reading the “Which Yankees Are Which Muppets”, and I thought I was reading the credits to “The Muppets Take Manhattan”.

    ——————————————–

    Was you reading it up in the balcony?

    I kinda picture you and randy as the two in the balcony. :lol:

  217. Sara October 9th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    OMG “Follow that Bird” was so sad..as was the Muppets take Manhattan!!! Wow, i Just went back like 25 years! holy crap!

  218. Erin October 9th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Erica-I’m not ashamed to say I own it on DVD. LOL

    And I was the same way with Follow That Bird-I sobbed everytime they showed him in the cage painted blue. Very traumatic.

  219. saucY October 9th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    I kinda picture you and randy as the two in the balcony.

    —-

    could be wrong, but i don’t think that’s the first GB7/Randy:Statler/Waldorf comparison :lol:

  220. Doreen October 9th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Frankly, I’ve seen Gardner dive after too many balls that then go for doubles or more rather than playing them on a hop for a single. Like that he’s aggressive; wish he would be more discerning. But both Melky & Gardner in the outfield together would cover more ground.

    However, with Posada already out of the lineup, is someone really saying that they prefer Gardner? At least Melky has some pop, and in case no one’s noticed, he’s been Little Mr. Hustle getting to first base on infield ground balls, getting quite a few infield hits this season. In fact, that’s how he got on base the other night before Jeter hit his 2-run shot to tie the game.

    Don’t misunderstand, I like both Melky & Gardner. But IMO for a full game, Gardner’s not necessarily an upgrade over Melky.

  221. saucY October 9th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    i had muppets take manhattan on vhs. dad wasn’t too smart about what he recorded over though (i’d watch beyond the credits when nobody was home)…

    i think i liked the great muppet caper best though.

  222. NYY626 October 9th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    betsy
    October 9th, 2009 at 4:15 pm
    Jen, when Joba came in ,the crowd went nuts. I guess that no matter what, Joba will always be more popular than Phil ….that’s what must account for it.
    ____________________________________________________________
    Betsy – I was there on Wednesday – people were going nuts with the Youuuseeee chants. I think theyre both equally popular, Joba is just a “little bit” more publicized :). Phil kinda reminds me of Andy in how he’s almost under the radar.

  223. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Erin
    October 9th, 2009 at 4:26 pm
    Erica-I’m not ashamed to say I own it on DVD. LOL

    And I was the same way with Follow That Bird-I sobbed everytime they showed him in the cage painted blue. Very traumatic.

    ****

    I have Follow that Bird on DVD. I also have the old Christmas Eve on Sesame Street special on DVD. How many years has it been since you’ve seen that?

    I was home on a college break once hanging out with my parents in the living room when they saw “Follow that Bird” was on TV. My dad put it on as a joke. We watched for like 15 minutes and then my parents realized I was hysterical crying. LOL. And yes, I was like 20 at the time

  224. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    1 hour and 30 minutes until Game 2!!!!!

    25 minutes until I run out of work like the building is on fire!

  225. Erin October 9th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Erica-I’m so jealous you have the Christmas Eve special! I can’t even remember the last time I saw that. I look for that every year on TV, but they must not play it anymore. Or maybe they do and I just always miss it.

  226. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Waldorf and Statler?

    ————————————————————

    Yeah…I’m the one on the right. The younger and better looking of the two.

    [guest star Connie Stevens has just finished singing "Close to You"]
    Waldorf: I’d like to get close to Connie Stevens. But I’m already close to something else.
    Statler: What’s that?
    Waldorf: Ninety.

    Statler: I love it! I love it!
    Waldorf: Of course he loves it; he’s the kind of guy who plants poison ivy.

    Statler: [after Connie Stevens sings 'Teenager In Love'] How poignant, I remember being a teenager in love.
    Waldorf: Yeah, but Queen Victoria wouldn’t have you.

    Statler: You think this show is educational?
    Waldorf: Yes, it will drive people to read books.

  227. Drive 4-5 October 9th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Good news about the weather clearing. A rainout would have voided the Yankees decision to go with only 3 starters. We could have had AJ pitching a Game 5 on short rest or use Chad Gaudin.

    I’m not trying to be overly confident about this series. But the 2009 New York Yankees are one damn good baseball team. And when I was at Game 1 I couldnt help but notice the loose but down to business body language just about every player shows.

    Let’s get this one tonight and really get this party started!

  228. randy l. October 9th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    “could be wrong, but i don’t think that’s the first GB7/Randy:Statler/Waldorf comparison”

    you know, i’ve tried getting gb7 down from the balcony, but i think he likes looking down miss pigg’s top.

  229. Erin October 9th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    GreenBeret7
    October 9th, 2009 at 4:33 pm
    Waldorf and Statler?

    ————————————————————

    Yeah…I’m the one on the right. The younger and better looking of the two.

    **********

    You’re Statler then.

  230. Rose October 9th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    “you guys at the game ever watch the team run sprints in right field before the game? Melky just hangs out. I bet he puts on 20 more lbs of fat this offseason.”

    I see you are a big Melky fan.

    Gardner has great speed, that is his biggest asset. Do you watch him throw? He winds up then throws, he has no arm. He also needs to learn how to bunt, he has no power.
    At least Melky has power and can throw.

  231. pat October 9th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    “he’s been Little Mr. Hustle getting to first base on infield ground balls, getting quite a few infield hits this season.”

    and is helpful to the umpires by calling himself safe too.

  232. tex's friend October 9th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    it is still incredibly obnoxious to go to espn.com and the first story is about the yankees ticket prices.

    Hey a holes at espn, there are two playoff games tonight, nba and nhl preseason, NCAA football tomorrow and NFL sunday/monday.

    How bout you focus on the SPORTS and leave the costs of the stadium to the city and the fans.

  233. randy l. October 9th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    ” miss piggy’s” that is.

    it is amazing how just thinking about gb7 creates typos.

    i’ll bet when he walks into rooms light bulbs go out.

  234. Drive 4-5 October 9th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    NYY626,

    I was there too and the crowd around me started buzzing as soon as we saw Joba begin to warm up. I think it was more in anticipation of having another lockdown arm come out of the pen. Yankee fans are a savy bunch. They full well know that shortening the game wins championships.

  235. saucY October 9th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    i’ve seen some great statler/waldorf clips on youtube. they seem pretty recent as they’re both sitting in front of a computer (sans balcony)

    here’s one:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhmjnYKlVnM

    with others in the related videos on the right

  236. Ed - slacking in class now October 9th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Erica,

    I’m jealous. I have an hour and 25 mins left till my class ends. I will miss the first 3 innings, and the only way for me to catch the reply or what not is from my iphone. =(

  237. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Erin
    October 9th, 2009 at 4:35 pm
    GreenBeret7
    October 9th, 2009 at 4:33 pm
    Waldorf and Statler?

    ————————————————————

    Yeah…I’m the one on the right. The younger and better looking of the two.

    **********

    You’re Statler then.

    ————————————————————

    Yes, I am. I decided to let have Randy…..errrr….Waldorf have the better lines, but, it gets tiresome having to write his ad libs for him. (Whisper) He’s just not that bright.

  238. tex's friend October 9th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Betsy – I was there on Wednesday – people were going nuts with the Youuuseeee chants. I think theyre both equally popular, Joba is just a “little bit” more publicized . Phil kinda reminds me of Andy in how he’s almost under the radar.

    ___

    Joba coming from the pen has a way of pumping up the crowd. When he is alert, he is intense and fans feed off that.

    Hughes has a quiet thing about him. Both have gotten results in the pen.

  239. Erin October 9th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    tex’s friend
    October 9th, 2009 at 4:37 pm
    it is still incredibly obnoxious to go to espn.com and the first story is about the yankees ticket prices.

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

    A friend of mine just e-mailed me that article about an hour ago. I replied saying something nasty about ESPN and she couldn’t see what the big deal was. Do they really not have anything better to report on?

  240. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Erin
    October 9th, 2009 at 4:32 pm
    Erica-I’m so jealous you have the Christmas Eve special! I can’t even remember the last time I saw that. I look for that every year on TV, but they must not play it anymore. Or maybe they do and I just always miss it.

    ****

    THey definitely don’t show it on TV anymore cause I always looked for it! LOL.

    I don’t remember where I got the DVD from but it was only like $10. Totally worth it

  241. tex's friend October 9th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    I would assume fenway would be cheaper. I mean the stadium is falling apart. Who would pay 1200 to sit in that crap-shack?

  242. Erin October 9th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    GreenBeret7
    October 9th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Yes, I am. I decided to let have Randy…..errrr….Waldorf have the better lines, but, it gets tiresome having to write his ad libs for him. (Whisper) He’s just not that bright.

    ***********

    LOL !!!

  243. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Ed – slacking in class now
    October 9th, 2009 at 4:39 pm
    Erica,

    I’m jealous. I have an hour and 25 mins left till my class ends. I will miss the first 3 innings, and the only way for me to catch the reply or what not is from my iphone. =(

    ****

    I hear you. Except I have issues too. I am supposed to bill clients for my time and I am really sure that the Muppets are not a client of ours… yipes

  244. randy l. October 9th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    “He’s just not that bright.”

    oh yeah, the only thing bright about you is the bald spot on your head.

  245. Ron October 9th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    “you guys at the game ever watch the team run sprints in right field before the game? Melky just hangs out. I bet he puts on 20 more lbs of fat this offseason.”

    If only Pete took utter imbeciles like this with him…

    Thank you, Doreen and Rose, for injecting some reason and intelligence in an otherwise idiotic and ridiculous debate.

  246. Erin October 9th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Thanks Erica-I’ll have to search for it!

  247. Ed - slacking in class now October 9th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Erica, lol….now now you must remember to clear your head when talking to your clients.

  248. raymagnetic October 9th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Good to see that BrettisGod is back as Gardner in CF.

    If it’s not one argument it’s another.

  249. Neil October 9th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Pete will find out that there’s little activity in the college cowtown after the sun goes down. He’ll be lucky to see 20% of the blogging done on this board.
    After dinner they just settle in and watch sitcoms. It’s the city that always sleeps.

  250. tex's friend October 9th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    tex’s friend
    October 9th, 2009 at 4:37 pm
    it is still incredibly obnoxious to go to espn.com and the first story is about the yankees ticket prices.

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

    A friend of mine just e-mailed me that article about an hour ago. I replied saying something nasty about ESPN and she couldn’t see what the big deal was. Do they really not have anything better to report on?

    ___

    I see articles labeled :

    1. Beckett one of the best postseason pitchers ever and one with alex gonzales kids health, then this crap and one that highlights Burnett/Posada/Molina issues.

    How bout they focus on the yankees being up 1-0 and the sox not even scoring a run last night?

  251. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    MaineYankee
    October 9th, 2009 at 4:25 pm
    GreenBeret7
    October 9th, 2009 at 4:17 pm
    I was reading the “Which Yankees Are Which Muppets”, and I thought I was reading the credits to “The Muppets Take Manhattan”.

    ——————————————–

    Was you reading it up in the balcony?

    I kinda picture you and randy as the two in the balcony.

    ————————————————————

    You’re just lucky we’re not talking about your show, Bullwinkle.

  252. Mark in Tampa October 9th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Re: Arod and the surgery

    Didn’t they say that the second surgery would be to fix the bone deformity? How can the first surgery have gone so well that the deformity is no longer there? Since there is still a bone spur, or whatever it is, I would expect the same problem to crop up again in the future. Maybe they are feeling that it won’t cause the same problems again until much later, like 3 or 4 years. Seems unlikely, but it would be nice if Arod could go the rest of his career without this issue coming up again.

  253. Doreen October 9th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    “and is helpful to the umpires by calling himself safe too.”

    Very funny! :lol:

  254. MaineYankee October 9th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    tex’s friend
    October 9th, 2009 at 4:41 pm
    I would assume fenway would be cheaper. I mean the stadium is falling apart. Who would pay 1200 to sit in that crap-shack?

    —————————————

    I don’t know the exact rank but the RS are near the top in ticket prices.

  255. no.27 October 9th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    “It’s highly inaccurate. So after the runners move up on his range/lazyness he can give them another base with the throw.”

    Which plays are you talking about? Melky has done a good job in centerfield this year and is the strongest arm in the outfield.

    Melky has played well all year and deserves the starting job, plus, Gardner is a much better weapon off the bench as a pinch runner.

    It’s not broken, don’t fix it.

  256. Pel October 9th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    >UPDATE, 4:38 p.m.: Yankees just came off the field and the
    >Twins are hitting. Kurt Russell – wearing a Yankees jacket –
    >is among the folks watching the warm-ups.

    Always loved that guy.

  257. tex's friend October 9th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    then they are getting ripped off worse than any yankee fan

  258. MaineYankee October 9th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    GB7

    If you was I’m Boris. :lol:

  259. Erin October 9th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Tex’s Friend-I know, it’s absolutely ridiculous.

  260. Mark in Tampa October 9th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    “and is helpful to the umpires by calling himself safe too.”

    That could come in very handy when CB Bucknor or Marty Foster are umpiring.

  261. GGBG (Magic Number: reset to 10) October 9th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Irony prediction of the day:

    Burnett pitches poorly and the Yankees come back to win a 7-6 game.

    Molina goes 2 for 3 with the go ahead RBI.

  262. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    randy l.
    October 9th, 2009 at 4:42 pm
    “He’s just not that bright.”

    oh yeah, the only thing bright about you is the bald spot on your head.

    ————————————————————

    The way that I look at it is that if you have bald spots, you also have hair spots.

  263. tex's friend October 9th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Melky has played well all year and deserves the starting job, plus, Gardner is a much better weapon off the bench as a pinch runner

    __

    True story, my wife named our cat Melky.

  264. Mark in Tampa October 9th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    The weather radar shows the big mass of rain just approaching Pittsburgh now, so gametime should be fine.

  265. NYY626 October 9th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    tex’s friend
    October 9th, 2009 at 4:41 pm
    I would assume fenway would be cheaper. I mean the stadium is falling apart. Who would pay 1200 to sit in that crap-shack?
    ____________________________________________________________
    The ONLY good thing Fenway has to offer is that you can wait online the day of the game and get tickets. I’ve done it 3x for yankee-sox games. I don’t think you can do this for yankee games ( and if you can, please enlighten me!)

  266. tex's friend October 9th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    That could come in very handy when CB Bucknor or Marty Foster are umpiring

    ___

    Marty Foster will not see a yankee game this postseason, and hopefully never ever again.

  267. Dave October 9th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    I’m sorry for how random this question is – and/or if it’s already been answered, but I am honestly curious… Do you think the pies will continue in the post season? I don’t think they should. Are there other examples/teams that has used pies in the playoffs?

  268. Doreen October 9th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Kurt Russell was an early “crush” of mine. We go waaaay back. :lol: He and Paul McCartney and then Robert Redford in the 70′s/80′s.

    Don’t much have crushes anymore. They got too over-exposed. Celebrities are so much better to look at than to listen to (except for if they’re singing or acting).

  269. Pel October 9th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Sweeney Murti on Mike’d Up with Mike Francesa:

    http://bit.ly/2JjTOy

  270. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    MaineYankee
    October 9th, 2009 at 4:47 pm
    GB7

    If you was I’m Boris.

    ————————————————————

    I was picturing you more as the Natasha Fatale.

    God, I love that show. I have all of the episodes on disc. It’s the “go-to” place for the world’s worst puns.

  271. Mark in Tampa October 9th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    tex’s friend,

    I assume Foster didn’t make the grade to do the postseason? But how in the world can they put Joe West and Bucknor on the same crew? Better the other series than us. Hopefully that means that is their only PS series this year.

  272. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    1 hour and 8 minutes until Game 2!!!!!!

    3 minutes until I run out of here like the building is on fire!!!!!!

  273. Doreen October 9th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    Dave -

    That’s a good question. I guess we’ll find out, but they seem, I don’t know, so regular season. :lol:

  274. NYY626 October 9th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    The ONLY good thing Fenway has to offer is that you can wait online the day of the game and get tickets. I’ve done it 3x for yankee-sox games. I don’t think you can do this for yankee games ( and if you can, please enlighten me!)
    ____________________________________________________________
    Hmmmm and by online I meant “on line” or “in line”.

  275. tex's friend October 9th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    bucknor sucks too. i almost felt bad for youkilis over there. almost. but the sox have gotten more than their share of bs calls in their favor.

  276. MaineYankee October 9th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    GreenBeret7
    October 9th, 2009 at 4:52 pm
    MaineYankee
    October 9th, 2009 at 4:47 pm
    GB7

    If you was I’m Boris.

    ————————————————————

    I was picturing you more as the Natasha Fatale.

    God, I love that show. I have all of the episodes on disc. It’s the “go-to” place for the world’s worst puns.

    ——————————————-

    Why do you think I said I was Boris?

    That’s a nice partner like “99″ was.

  277. Dave October 9th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    “I guess we’ll find out, but they seem, I don’t know, so regular season”

    haha very true. It’s just something I’ve been wondering because everyone likes to say its this huge part of the 09′ “loose” and “relaxed” team – how it’s almost a big part of their success. But seriously – if Derek Jeter hits a walk off HR to clinch the Pennant or something, in that context it would be taking away from the significance of the achievement, etc. I donno – there are much bigger issues but it’s not game time yet and I’m bored.

  278. Tom in N.J. October 9th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Intresting juxtapositions by Girardi and Fancona. Both have pitchers-A.J. and Beckett-who are more comfortable with certain catchers-Molina and Varitek. Joe is willing to sacrifice Posada’s bat. While Tito is going with V-Mart even though his ACE likes throwing to Varitek.

  279. randy l. October 9th, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    gb 7-

    i like tagging maine yankee with “bullwinkle”.

    that could come in handy in the future :)

  280. pat October 9th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Mark in Tampa

    Kim said she’s going to have Alex’s doctor on the pre-game show. Maybe he’ll explain it.

  281. Pete Abe October 9th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Dustin Pedroia is taller than Brett Gardner

  282. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    MaineYankee
    October 9th, 2009 at 4:56 pm
    GreenBeret7
    October 9th, 2009 at 4:52 pm
    MaineYankee
    October 9th, 2009 at 4:47 pm
    GB7

    If you was I’m Boris.

    ————————————————————

    I was picturing you more as the Natasha Fatale.

    God, I love that show. I have all of the episodes on disc. It’s the “go-to” place for the world’s worst puns.

    ——————————————-

    Why do you think I said I was Boris?

    That’s a nice partner like “99? was.

    ————————————————————

    For a cartoon show, it did spawn a couple of action type movies. “Boris and Natasha” with Sally Kellerman and Dave Thomas and Rocky and Bullwinkle, The Movie. They lived up to the cartoons, though.

  283. texan bears October 9th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    “Blackburn has been a big-game pitcher for the Twins this season, putting up a 1.65 ERA in his last four regular-season starts (all wins) as the Twins charged back in the AL Central race. Unfortunately for Minnesota, he hasn’t had much success against the Yankees; he’s 0-4 with a 5.89 ERA in four starts.”

    Things do look pretty bleak for this game. I’m not expecting much. As long as we don’t get blown out by the Twins then it is fine.

  284. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    randy l.
    October 9th, 2009 at 5:00 pm
    gb 7-

    i like tagging maine yankee with “bullwinkle”.

    that could come in handy in the future

    ————————————————————

    How ironic that he’s from Mooseass, Maine, in Frostbite County.

  285. iiicollies October 9th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    The weather radar shows the big mass of rain just approaching Pittsburgh now, so gametime should be fine.

    Yep, and the Pirates are definitely not concerned about the post-season

  286. Honolulu bound October 9th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Here’s the Key to the Game:

    Can we find a way to get The Greatest Yankee Killer of All Time Orlando Cabrera out?

    If not, then we are doomed.

  287. CENTRAL CT YANKEE October 9th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    I love Swish…Tell it like it is big man….It’s BS

  288. Mark in Tampa October 9th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    “Kim said she’s going to have Alex’s doctor on the pre-game show. Maybe he’ll explain it.”

    Pat,

    You’ll have to relay it to me, since I don’t get YES here.

  289. Tom B October 9th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    the guy on the pregame show just said blackburn had a good start against the yankees, 7 2/3 innings, 4 ER.

    /doubletake

    what, what what? i’ll take another one of those thanks.

  290. Mark in Tampa October 9th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    “Things do look pretty bleak for this game. I’m not expecting much. As long as we don’t get blown out by the Twins then it is fine.”

    Are you a Yankee fan? You have got to be kidding me.

  291. RS October 9th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Yankee Stadium’s best seats are more outrageously expensive than the best seats at Fenway Park, but Yankee Stadium also has way more cheaper tickets in the bleachers and grandstand sections.

  292. randy l. October 9th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    “How ironic that he’s from Mooseass, Maine, in Frostbite County.”

    gb-7
    uh oh.

    i think you may have crossed a line with that one.

    ypu should talk . when you want to jump off a bridge , you have to decide between the big peedee river and the little peedee river.

    …and those are real places for those of you that haven’t driven on interstate 95 from the northeast to florida.

  293. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 9th, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Molina, Burnett…

    Pundits bandy back and forth…

    Posada’s patience…

  294. The Ghost October 9th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    What the? Molina is starting over Posada? Geez Joe, give us a little warning before dropping a bombshell like that on us…

  295. Pel October 9th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    YES Clubhouse Report with Bob Lorenz, John Flaherty, and Kim Jones:

    http://bit.ly/112thA

  296. jon October 9th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    hi all, can we win tonight?

  297. randy l. October 9th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    “What the? Molina is starting over Posada? Geez Joe, give us a little warning before dropping a bombshell like that on us…”

    the ghost-

    i still think molina has photos of girardi eating twinkies in the manager’s closet.

  298. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    randy l.
    October 9th, 2009 at 5:11 pm
    “How ironic that he’s from Mooseass, Maine, in Frostbite County.”

    gb-7
    uh oh.

    i think you may have crossed a line with that one.

    ypu should talk . when you want to jump off a bridge , you have to decide between the big peedee river and the little peedee river.

    …and those are real places for those of you that haven’t driven on interstate 95 from the northeast to florida.

    ————————————————————

    True that I have two bridges to chose from, but it’s over the Savannah River and the Chattahoochee River. I get to chose from glowing water from the Savannah River Tech Site and Indian curses.

  299. Mark in Tampa October 9th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Thanks Pel

  300. Mark in Tampa October 9th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Just don’t go swimming in the Chattahoochee, at least south of Atlanta!

  301. MaineYankee October 9th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    randy

    He wouldn’t be so disrespectful of a moose if he was eye to eye with one.

  302. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    The Ghost
    October 9th, 2009 at 5:13 pm
    What the? Molina is starting over Posada? Geez Joe, give us a little warning before dropping a bombshell like that on us…

    ————————————————————

    Three days notice isn’t enough time for you?

  303. Alex October 9th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    You’ve been doing a fantastic job with the blog.

    Definitely go with a Carl’s Cheese Steak.

  304. Pel October 9th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

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

    http://bit.ly/4wqm8z

  305. Pel October 9th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    >Thanks Pel

    ;)

  306. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    MaineYankee
    October 9th, 2009 at 5:19 pm
    randy

    He wouldn’t be so disrespectful of a moose if he was eye to eye with one.

    ————————————————————

    I’d be more concerned about the other end dropping a load of Nick From SF’s “Moose Bars”.

  307. Danny Boy October 9th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    LOBEL’S! Hands down!

  308. DW October 9th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    The garlic fries at the Stadium are amazing…but people probably won’t want to sit near you after you eat them!

  309. betsy October 9th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Ironically, I have plans with friends tonight, so unless I do what I did the last time and constantly leave our card games to be checking in on the computer, I will have no idea how the game goes. I have very bad feeling, but then always have a bad feeling. This is the pivotal game of AJ’s career. If he pitches well in defeat or a no-decision, he’s ok. If he pitches badly, I don’t know how he’ll live it down in NY. He will be killed by even those who don’t necessarily think he asked for Molina and he will be killed in the media.

  310. MaineYankee October 9th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    GB7

    You have bridges?

    We call that “4 wheelin” when we come to a riva. :lol:

  311. randy l. October 9th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    gb7-

    i’d go with the indian curse bridge .

    maine yankee-

    i’d pay to see gb7 face to face with a ticked off moose.

  312. Ant928 October 9th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    There was an Italian place from Da Bronx (Arthur’s) used to make a awesome meatball parm sub with sharp provolone.

  313. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    MaineYankee
    October 9th, 2009 at 5:24 pm
    GB7

    You have bridges?

    We call that “4 wheelin” when we come to a riva.

    ————————————————————

    LMAO. OK, Mr. 4-Wheeler.

  314. MaineYankee October 9th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Betsy

    Just go enjoy your card game and then come here and hear about how good a game the Yankees played. :lol:

  315. Q*bert October 9th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Sam- go for the garlic fries. I also think the Asian Noodle Bowl is surprisingly good and one of the better food bargains in the ballpark.

  316. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    randy l.
    October 9th, 2009 at 5:25 pm
    gb7-

    i’d go with the indian curse bridge .

    maine yankee-

    i’d pay to see gb7 face to face with a ticked off moose.

    ————————————————————

    One look at that funny little green hat and he’d run the other way. Even the animals shake in fear of that hat.

  317. Sean October 9th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    I recommend Carls Cheesesteaks or Brother Jimmy’s

  318. Matty October 9th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    STEAK AND CHEESE!!!

    Get there now, the line during the game is ridiculous!

  319. zmaster October 9th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    get the kosher shwarma its realy good with lotsa tehina

  320. Dave October 9th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    wow – Tex said he thinks the pies will make it to the postseason…

  321. Tom in N.J. October 9th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    “i’d pay to see gb7 face to face with a ticked off moose.”

    Mussina wouldn’t stand a chance…

  322. BBFan October 9th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    I am gald to see that Cone was irritated with Posada in his pre-game interview.

    Posada needs to grow up.
    Yesterday he threw Sabathia under the bus saying one of the passed balls was CC’s fault. He did not have to say that. He could have simply said there was miscommunication. In fact, Kay was right when he said what he said was not acceptable.

    Unfortunately, it has become a big story and media is after all thease people. Posada is not doing any thing to soften it by keep whining how upset and disappointed he is.

    Here is my wish, whether it comes true or not. AJ pitches a shutout, shutting up Jorge and AJ never have to pitch to Jorge. And, for those who talk so much about Jorge’s offense, here is something for you to podner about…. Piazza is probably the best offense catcher ever. How many WS did he win? It is mostly the best defensive catchers with better game calling that made the difference. Girardi is one of them. How many WS did Jorge win in the last 8 years?

    Look I like Jorge and I beleive he still should be our #1 catcher. But he needs to stop his whining. Think team first.

  323. mick October 9th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    betsy the feverish yank fan is missing the game to play cards.

    what a great fan!

  324. john October 9th, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    Sam i would say a cheesesteak but u might miss the first pitch

  325. mick October 9th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Sam-

    go with the basic hot sausage with onions and peppers.

  326. eric in sec 407b October 9th, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Greetings from right under the facade in right. I promise we’ll be veryyyyy loud tonight. Go yanks!

  327. Tom in N.J. October 9th, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    “Yesterday he threw Sabathia under the bus saying one of the passed balls was CC’s fault”

    Well, CC must’ve thrown himself under the bus too. He said the exact same thing after the game-before Posada was interviewed.

  328. mick October 9th, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    mark in tampa

    you better find a dish my man.

  329. Pel October 9th, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    YES Kim Jones interview with Mark Teixeira:

    http://bit.ly/3E1Ju0

  330. randy l. October 9th, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    “Here is my wish, whether it comes true or not. AJ pitches a shutout, shutting up Jorge and AJ never have to pitch to Jorge.”

    bbfan-

    please let someone else do the driving tonight.

  331. Doreen October 9th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Dave -

    Kim Jones asked Tex about walk-off pies in the playoffs. He said yes, why not? :)

  332. BBFan October 9th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    “Well, CC must’ve thrown himself under the bus too. He said the exact same thing after the game-before Posada was interviewed.”

    That was after Posada alreday did.
    Even otherwise, CC admitting it is his fault is quite different from his catcher telling the media that it was pitcher’s not his. There is a big difference. When CC said it he was not blaming others. When Posada said he was blaming others. He did not have to do it.

  333. Doreen October 9th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    I don’t get the anger. Really. And Michael Kay is wrong – both CC and Posada had the same take on the pb’s. Sheesh.

  334. BBFan October 9th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Randy,

    What are you drinking :)

  335. pat October 9th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Mark in Tampa

    Here’s the Dr. explanation.

    “Our goal was to do a stage procedure, but we were fortunate enough to accomplish most, probably all, that we needed to do in the first surgery. That combined with the excellent rehab that he had gave him an excellent outcome.”

    http://www.newsday.com/sports/.....-1.1513808

  336. randy l. October 9th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    “One look at that funny little green hat and he’d run the other way. Even the animals shake in fear of that hat.”

    actually a moose might find that hat kind of cute.

    that could be a problem during moose mating season.

    they get a little confused sometimes.

  337. BBFan October 9th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    “I don’t get the anger. Really. And Michael Kay is wrong – both CC and Posada had the same take on the pb’s. Sheesh.”

    My proint was about Posada not letting the stroy die and keep whining.

  338. Doreen October 9th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    Oh!

    And I loved Kenny Singleton when he said the “tiredness” of the Twins was overdone. He pointed out, quite vociferously, that all teams travel late all season long, and he specifically pointed out that the Yankees frequently do it after playing the nationally televised game on Sunday nights. Yay, Singy! :)

  339. mick October 9th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    doreen

    kay will say anything to stir it up. he thinks it’s his job.

  340. Nick in SF October 9th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    “Here is my wish, whether it comes true or not. AJ pitches a shutout, shutting up Jorge and AJ never have to pitch to Jorge.”

    :roll:

    Were you the one who, earlier in the season, suggested that Jorge was deliberately calling more fastballs (meatballs?) to pad his own caught-stealing stats?

  341. MaineYankee October 9th, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    BBFan

    Didn’t you pass that dead horse on the way in?

  342. mick October 9th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    doreen

    kay asked jete if he thought the twins were “tired” after game 1.

    jete’s reply was, “you don’t get tired in the playoffs.”

  343. S.A.--Serenity Now October 9th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Let’s get it on. Go Yanks

  344. Nick in SF October 9th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    “My proint was about Posada not letting the stroy die and keep whining.”

    Wasn’t he discussing the mix-ups with the media after the game in question?

  345. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Sabathia was interviewed before Posada. He said that he crossed Posada up once with the wrong pitch on the passed ball and that the other was just boxed. Either way, they both accepted responsibility for a mix-up. Nobody was thrown under the bus, though the media has tried, because they’re bored because there are no “sizzling stories” to write. Of course, this gives some fans a chance to drool over one player or the other.

  346. CK in LA October 9th, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    kay will say anything to stir it up. he thinks it’s his job.

    ———

    He’s on ESPN Radio, right? I believe it’s a job requirement.

  347. mick October 9th, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    gb7

    funny how the media tries to manipulate the public.

  348. betsy October 9th, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Mick, I don’t give a flying fig about what you think of me. I made these plans weeks ago… pardon me for having a life.

    Coney was annoyed at Jorge? Well obviously these two did not and do not have the best relationship

  349. Matt NJ October 9th, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Has anyone read this article on ESPN.com about the Yankees Tickets. I had season tickets and now i feel sooo dirty like I need a shower. It’s sad to see how our team was hijacked by corporations and the Yankees just let them take it. I love the team but I hate the organization.
    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn.....eestickets

  350. BBFan October 9th, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    It is so funny that for some here Jorge’s actions can not be questioned.

    Here is guy who could not stand Swisher’s antics in the club house when he came on board. Now most of the people think that Shwisher is godsend for the clubhouse looseness.

  351. baseballfab October 9th, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    I wish people would get off Jorge’s jock.

    He is a passionate emotional guy. He has been our de facto leader and captain for years. AJ has been here 1 year, he is a baby and a headcase. How all this has ended up on Jorge is disturbing.

    I like how he speaks, he is not a wind up robotic Ken doll, like Arod, and Jeter, and Teixiera, who is the WORSE, the dude should be selling life insurance what a phony.

    Go Jorge!

  352. Tom in N.J. October 9th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    So, CC can say the exact same thing as Posada-one passed ball was Jorge’s fault and the other was CC’s-and it’s O.K. But Jorge says it and he’s throwing CC under the bus.

    Seems fair.

    In the end though it doesn’t matter.

  353. betsy October 9th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Maine, I expect that to be the case. I’m sure I will be interrupting girls night out for a few checks of the computer……

  354. mick October 9th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    “a flying fig?” just seems strange someone as worried about her team didn’t think far enough in advance.

  355. Nick in SF October 9th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    BBFan: Of course Jorge’s actions can be questioned. Accuracy and evenhandedness are welcome as well. :)

  356. betsy October 9th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    He’s a baby and a headcase? You have proof that AJ walked into Joe’s office and demanded that he pitch to Molina? Man, I hate the idea of fans pitting their own players against one another.

  357. Matt October 9th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Can this game start already…… still have 15 min!

  358. mick October 9th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    why is a life insurance salesman a phony?

  359. RalphieD (OPPC) October 9th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    “I like how he speaks, he is not a wind up robotic Ken doll, like Arod, and Jeter, and Teixiera, who is the WORSE, the dude should be selling life insurance what a phony.”

    wow…just….wow

  360. MaineYankee October 9th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    randy

    I’m suprised you are going for another cage match. :lol:

    Are you hoping for the same end results?

  361. MaineYankee October 9th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    randy

    I’m suprised you are going for another cage match. :lol:

    Are you hoping for the same end results?

  362. BBFan October 9th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    ““My proint was about Posada not letting the stroy die and keep whining.”

    Wasn’t he discussing the mix-ups with the media after the game in question?”

    I was talking about his repsonse to media today about his not catching AJ today. He needs to let it go for the good of the team.

  363. randy l. October 9th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    bbfan -

    posada is a real yankee and deserves some respect.

    i think any fan that shows a lack of respect to a real yankee isn’t a real yankee fan.

    disagree with him all you want, but show some respect.

  364. betsy October 9th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    I wasn’t about to use off-color language on this board, Mick. The game will go on with our without me……ditching friends to watch a baseball game is pretty silly.

  365. mick October 9th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    betsy

    you have waffles for breakfast?

    i mean one day you love aj then you hate him, now you love him again.

    stick to your card game.

  366. betsy October 9th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Every Yankee is a real Yankee…..

  367. mick October 9th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    no need for foul language betsy, really don’t care what you think either.

  368. betsy October 9th, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    What do you want, Mick? I admitted I was wrong about AJ. and I explained myself earlier (or was it yesterday?).I I was wrong….that’s the last time I’m going to say it because I think it’s over and done with.

  369. Nick in SF October 9th, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    So you think Jorge needs to “let it go” and meanwhile you hope AJ throws a shutout to teach Jorge some lesson that then Jorge will never throw to AJ again — all for the good of the team?

    Ok.

  370. mick October 9th, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    imagine if all yankee fans thought like betsy…”gee the game will go on with or without me”

    we’d all be playing cards instead of watching the game.

  371. Buddy Biancalana October 9th, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Nick-

    I believe I scared off your arch-nemesis earlier this AM.

  372. betsy October 9th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    I don’t like to be judged, Mick. Whatever – I’m dropping this right now.

  373. Enough Youk October 9th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    “Irony prediction of the day:

    Burnett pitches poorly and the Yankees come back to win a 7-6 game.

    Molina goes 2 for 3 with the go ahead RBI.”

    If Burnett pitches poorly, molina will be back on the bench where he belongs…as soon as burnett is gone from the game, molina will be right after him

  374. mick October 9th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    drop or be dropped.

  375. Yanks_Fan October 9th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Minutes!

  376. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Why in the world would anybody want a player on their team that didn’t want to play in a big PS game? Seems that type of player would be the last player you’d want. Every player that’s always been a starter thinks he’s the best option to win. Even utility players think they’d be really good full timers if just given the chance.

  377. Tom in N.J. October 9th, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Jorge, A.J. and Molina have let it go (BTW read the whole quote, not the sound bite). It’s the media who needs Posada to be angry-it sells copy, gets blog hits, and call ins to shows.

  378. MaineYankee October 9th, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Nick in SF

    To quote Pat M. “Some people don’t seem to know which way the winds blowing”.

  379. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Seems that type of player “that would rather sit it out” would be the last player

  380. BigSix October 9th, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Ok I got it right for Game 1.

    My prediction tonight:

    Yankees 6 Twins 4

    AJ: 6.1 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 3BB, 5K
    Coke: .1 IP
    Chamberlain: .2 IP
    Hughes: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1K
    Rivera: 1 IP, 2 K

    Tex: 3-4, 2RbI
    Cano: HR

  381. mick October 9th, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    tom in nj

    yes, we are being used by the media.

  382. mick October 9th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    gotta run…got a card game.

  383. Carl October 9th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Lets go Yankees!!

  384. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    MaineYankee
    October 9th, 2009 at 5:59 pm
    Nick in SF

    To quote Pat M. “Some people don’t seem to know which way the winds blowing”.

    ————————————————————

    Don’t ever trust somebody who tells you that it’s yellow rain.

  385. Nick in SF October 9th, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Buddy, I skimmed some earlier comments and saw that exchange.

    I think it is best if I don’t pile on, but it’s good that some facts got out.

    Some great shots of our area on the Golf Channel right now as they play the Presidents Cup at Harding Park.

  386. BBFan October 9th, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    “disagree with him all you want, but show some respect.”

    Questioning his immature actions is showing disrespect?
    All I am saying is he needs to let it die when the media approaches him.

  387. Doreen October 9th, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    BBFan =

    Jorge is intense. However I have seen him smiling and laughing with the team. He was one of the pied and he seemed to be okay with that.

    I have a real problem with people making these pronouncements about the personalities of people they’ve never met and their relationships with their teammates. Unless you’ve been in that clubhouse, you don’t know.

  388. Tom in N.J. October 9th, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    You don’t need a weather man to know which way the wind blows..

  389. pat October 9th, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Okay, I’m getting nervous again.

    Thinking only good thoughts for AJ and the rest of the guys.

  390. zmaster October 9th, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    my prediction:
    Yanks 8 Twins 5
    AJ 5 2/3 innings
    aceves 1 1/3 innings
    Hughes 1 inning
    mo 1 inning
    DUHHH YANKEES WIN!!!

  391. Doreen October 9th, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Go yankees!

    Go AJ!

  392. Enough Youk October 9th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    “Ok I got it right for Game 1.

    My prediction tonight:

    Yankees 6 Twins 4

    AJ: 6.1 IP, 7 H, 3 ER, 3BB, 5K
    Coke: .1 IP
    Chamberlain: .2 IP
    Hughes: 1 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1K
    Rivera: 1 IP, 2 K

    Tex: 3-4, 2RbI
    Cano: HR”

    That seems like a good prediction to me

  393. Tom in N.J. October 9th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Over/under on Kate Hudson shots tonight 10.5?

  394. Nick in SF October 9th, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    “All I am saying is he needs to let it die when the media approaches him.”

    Why do people say “all I am saying…” when that’s not all that they have said?

  395. Enough Youk October 9th, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    I guess if there are a lot of kate hudson shots then arod must be doing something well

  396. randy l. October 9th, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    “I’m suprised you are going for another cage match.”

    maine yankee-

    yeah what am i thinking? :)

    game time!!!

  397. S.A.--Serenity Now October 9th, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    Be good AJ-please. For our sanity be good

  398. MaineYankee October 9th, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    BBFan

    You setting an example to Posada on how to let it go?

  399. BigSix October 9th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Tom – over.

  400. djsunyc October 9th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    let’s go yankees!!!

  401. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Tom in N.J.
    October 9th, 2009 at 6:03 pm
    Over/under on Kate Hudson shots tonight 10.5?

    ————————————————————

    If Rodriguez goes 5-5 with 3 homers, would anybody care?

  402. Mark in Tampa October 9th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Green Beret 7,

    Did you notice the picture TBS had that they called Mickey Lolich on the lowest postseason ERA graphic?

  403. no.27 October 9th, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    “Here is my wish, whether it comes true or not. AJ pitches a shutout, shutting up Jorge and AJ never have to pitch to Jorge. And, for those who talk so much about Jorge’s offense, here is something for you to podner about…. Piazza is probably the best offense catcher ever. How many WS did he win? It is mostly the best defensive catchers with better game calling that made the difference. Girardi is one of them. How many WS did Jorge win in the last 8 years?”

    Proof that you don’t need to be smart to find this website.

  404. RalphieD (OPPC) October 9th, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    lets go yankees!

  405. Mark in Tampa October 9th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Mick,

    I get the Extra Innings package, so I see every game. They don’t show the pre and post games, however. If I pay for YES, they black out the games anyway, so it isn’t worth it.

  406. djsunyc October 9th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    1 down…26 to go…

  407. talltenor October 9th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Time to watch TBS with the sound off, listening to John & Suzyn via the internet.

    GO YANKEES!

  408. Enough Youk October 9th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    I guess what bugs me about this posada/molina thing is that I think some people actually believe that the reason AJ has been not so good this year is because of posada. I don’t think posada is a good defensive catcher, but when Aj is bad, it is because on that day AJ was bad…I blame him only. When he gives 7 runs in 3 innings..I can not blame a catcher…

  409. MG October 9th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Damon, by catching that ball, shows he is a better left fielder than Holliday :)

  410. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    One thing you won’t see much of are the Yankees getting may hits in the gaps. They’d better hit over the gaps.

  411. Tom in N.J. October 9th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    “If Rodriguez goes 5-5 with 3 homers, would anybody care?”

    No, I don’t either to be honest. I just found it odd that they included her in the pregame montage.

  412. djsunyc October 9th, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    2 down…25 to go…

  413. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    getting ***many*** hits in the gaps

  414. Enough Youk October 9th, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Great point Number 27…posada has four rings, three when he was the main/starting catcher on the team

  415. rb October 9th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Do you think at some point AJ throws one of his nasty hooks and Darling asks “gee, where did that come from? That’s not a slider…” duh.

  416. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    MG
    October 9th, 2009 at 6:08 pm
    Damon, by catching that ball, shows he is a better left fielder than Holliday
    ****

    Damon is really just awesome :grin:

  417. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    GreenBeret7
    October 9th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    If Rodriguez goes 5-5 with 3 homers, would anybody care?
    ***

    I would care deeply

  418. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Mark in Tampa
    October 9th, 2009 at 6:06 pm
    Green Beret 7,

    Did you notice the picture TBS had that they called Mickey Lolich on the lowest postseason ERA graphic?

    ————————————————————

    Haven’t seen that clip, yet. Totally missed it.

  419. djsunyc October 9th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    come on aj – attack…

  420. randy l. October 9th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    “imagine if all yankee fans thought like betsy…”gee the game will go on with or without me””

    what. you mean i don’t have to sit in my lucky chair?

    that’s silly who would think that?

  421. Carl October 9th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Nasty

  422. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Atta boy AJ!

  423. djsunyc October 9th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    3 down…24 to go…

    wicked…

  424. S.A.--Serenity Now October 9th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    Good start for AJ. Let’s get cracking bats

  425. Nick in SF October 9th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    Hey Tom in NJ, this is totally OT, but I referenced this article a while ago and I think you will enjoy it. Not baseball related:

    http://online.wsj.com/article/.....42218.html

  426. Yanks_Fan October 9th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    Excellent first inning, A.J! Excellent!

  427. Yankee Trader October 9th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Painting the corners, good tempo and velocity, great movement. Now let’s go Yankees and back up his potential magnifecent performance.

  428. Mark in Tampa October 9th, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    GreenBeret7,

    The picture they were trying to sell us as being Mickey Lolich was actually Mickey Cochrane. At least they didn’t use Mickey Mantle’s picture.

  429. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Speaking of post season numbers, how about Christy Mathewson’s 5-5 record with a 0.97 ERA. 10 walks (3 intentional) and 48 strikeouts 10 complete games (10 starts), 4 shutouts. He should have sued for non-support.

  430. Tom in N.J. October 9th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    I read it the day you recommended it, Nick.

    It’s now thumb-tacked to the cork board outside my office.

    Thanks.

  431. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Mark in Tampa
    October 9th, 2009 at 6:16 pm
    GreenBeret7,

    The picture they were trying to sell us as being Mickey Lolich was actually Mickey Cochrane. At least they didn’t use Mickey Mantle’s picture.

    ————————————————————

    You’d think the grainy photos in the old uniforms might tip them off somewhat.

  432. Nick in SF October 9th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Tom, cool, glad you enjoyed it.

  433. MaineYankee October 9th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    randy l.
    October 9th, 2009 at 6:13 pm
    “imagine if all yankee fans thought like betsy…”gee the game will go on with or without me””

    what. you mean i don’t have to sit in my lucky chair?

    that’s silly who would think that?

    —————————————–

    No you’re supposed to stand up in the chair and jump up and hit your head. :lol:

  434. HaHaOnYOUJorgeLovers October 9th, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Yeah yeah haha on the Jorge Posada lovers. Jorge Posada fans(loser fans) want to see the Yankees lose because their boyfriend is not catching. I’m going to LOVE it when the Yankees win. It will be, IN YOUR FACE Jorge lovers! Haha!

  435. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    It appears that until and if Burnett gets a big lead, he will avoid pitching to Mauer (and rightly so).

  436. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 9th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    man, Blackburn throws a lot of slop. Mixes it up. I thought he threw harder – maybe I was thinking of someone else.

  437. MG October 9th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    HaHaOnYOUJorgeLovers
    October 9th, 2009 at 6:19 pm
    Yeah yeah haha on the Jorge Posada lovers. Jorge Posada fans(loser fans) want to see the Yankees lose because their boyfriend is not catching. I’m going to LOVE it when the Yankees win. It will be, IN YOUR FACE Jorge lovers! Haha!
    ——————————————
    welcome back, trisha, we missed you.

  438. S.A.--Serenity Now October 9th, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    HaHaOnYOUJorgeLovers October 9th, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Yeah yeah haha on the Jorge Posada lovers. Jorge Posada fans(loser fans) want to see the Yankees lose because their boyfriend is not catching. I’m going to LOVE it when the Yankees win. It will be, IN YOUR FACE Jorge lovers! Haha!

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

    Holy Stupidity Batman :roll:

  439. randy l. October 9th, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    “No you’re supposed to stand up in the chair and jump up and hit your head. ”

    i save that move for really special moments :)

  440. djsunyc October 9th, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    FILTHY…

  441. Nick in SF October 9th, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    Let us please not be derailed by silly trollism.

    I just noticed that Ron Darling’s analysis of AJ’s tempo when he’s pitching well echoed what our own Pat M has said.

    Props again to Pat M, whose insights and savvy do not always get their due recognition.

  442. Doreen October 9th, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Nick in SF =

    Yes, I join in the congrats to Pat M – who is very understated, but always on point.

  443. randy l. October 9th, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    “Props again to Pat M, whose insights and savvy do not always get their due recognition.”

    don’t forget his prediction of tori hunter’s bomb last night too in his pre game comments.

  444. MG October 9th, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Jeter is probably the most underrated shortstop defensively in baseball, that’s right, underrated. He makes a bad play about once a year and always converts the tough plays that are sometimes booted by other shortstops. Gomez can fly, how many other shortstops would have had more trouble making that play?

  445. Yankee Trader October 9th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Lefties only batting .217 against AJ. Bring them on.

  446. Tom in N.J. October 9th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Yeah, Pat M is the most astute baseball mind here.

  447. Rob in Vt. October 9th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Well done AJ

  448. Bryan October 9th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Burnett throws a slider??

    Who knew??

  449. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    Burnett’s spot on tonight, so far. If they can get him a 3 run lead early, it could be an early shower for the Twins.

  450. gusb October 9th, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    Easy to see why Girardi made this decision. Only Helen Keller couldn’t see it.

  451. Ryan October 9th, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    Would it be possible to get a pitch count update after burnetts innings? If so thank you very much.

  452. MG October 9th, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    props to AJ so far, he’s been ahead with 2 strikes on everyone except Mauer.

  453. Carl October 9th, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Fat Joe at the stadium

  454. Jeremy October 9th, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Well A.J. and his stuff looks really good to me.

  455. Work October 9th, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Burnett through 2 innings: 29 pitches, 21 for strikes

  456. MG October 9th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Arod is kicking himself after that one, it was a hanger…

  457. JF October 9th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    second time through the order we will get to blackburn…

  458. igotid88 October 9th, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Let’s go Yankees.

  459. djsunyc October 9th, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    lol @ the swisher replay – “F YEAH!!!”

  460. djsunyc October 9th, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    so far, this home plate umpire has done a solid job…

  461. michelle b. watching the tbs broadcast on my laptop from work October 9th, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    how can someone be a “part time”, “everyday” player??

  462. JF October 9th, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    intangible vs tangibles

  463. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Got a feeling about Robbie here

  464. djsunyc October 9th, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    the twins will never throw robbie a first pitch fastball…

  465. RalphieD (OPPC) October 9th, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    this ump is pretty bad

  466. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 9th, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    this guy is mixing speeds well. Yanks really haven’t had a good squared-up swing.

  467. Nick in SF October 9th, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    michelle b, are you in Yankee Stadium West at this moment???

  468. wanger October 9th, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    calling melky’s lead off homer

  469. Carl October 9th, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    RalphieD (OPPC) October 9th, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    this ump is pretty bad

    Hes been pretty consistent so far

  470. MG October 9th, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Blackburn is a pretty good pitcher but you have to think the Yankees will hit a couple of long balls off him and scratch 1-2 more runs, that could be enough to win.

  471. igotid88 October 9th, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Calling Molina’s triple.

  472. wanger October 9th, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    maybe we can borrow abreu from LAA to line one off blackburns face again

  473. gusb October 9th, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Posada’s in the dugout with an AJ and Molina voodoo doll sticking pins in it. lol

  474. Steve October 9th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Come on AJ. Don’t start with the walks

  475. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    No way to start the 3rd inning. Punto can run like a deer.

  476. RalphieD (OPPC) October 9th, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    “Hes been pretty consistent so far”

    i disagree…hes called too many balls strikes and strikes balls

  477. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 9th, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    No way to start the 3rd inning. Punto can run like a deer.

    and he swings like Bambi. Can’t walk him.

  478. Steve October 9th, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    no one on Yanks has hit ball hard. blackburn is pitching well. Need to get our bats going to build a lead.

    Almost had a dp on Span. Close play

  479. Bronx Jeers October 9th, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    My wife just said that AJ looks like a cross between Leonardo DiCaprio and a turtle.

  480. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Span could be an Olympic sprinter. Damned, he’s fast.

  481. Steve October 9th, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    OK lets try and get 2 again.

  482. djsunyc October 9th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    aj burnett looks like dale earnhadt jr or the undertaker…

  483. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Nice play by “Animal”.

  484. Steve October 9th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Johnny scares me when goes after fly balls. That was scarey.

  485. MG October 9th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    nice play by Johnny, since his fielding slump in mid-season he has caught everything hit within his range.

  486. Steve October 9th, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Orlando Cabrerea is a solid baseball player. He is a real pain in our side. Need to keep guys off base when he is up

  487. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 9th, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    if Span steals you walk Mauer. Dumb

  488. JF October 9th, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    big out here hopefully and time to get AJ a lead…

  489. MG October 9th, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    time for the breaking ball down and in…

  490. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    MG
    October 9th, 2009 at 6:50 pm
    nice play by Johnny, since his fielding slump in mid-season he has caught everything hit within his range.
    ****

    We had a pretend discussion about that. He is awesome now :grin:

    GB7- nice animal reference

  491. Carl October 9th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    I said wow

  492. djsunyc October 9th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    FILTHY!!!

  493. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 9th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    and Sterling repeats what I say…. thanks John.

    If I say “you can’t predict baseball” he’ll say that too.

  494. JF October 9th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Niceeeeeeee

  495. JF October 9th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Niceeeeeeee

  496. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive)
    October 9th, 2009 at 6:48 pm
    No way to start the 3rd inning. Punto can run like a deer.

    and he swings like Bambi. Can’t walk him.

    ————————————————————

    .315 hitter and 70 walks? I’d take him as NYY’s center fielder any time.

    Great pitch by Burnett.

  497. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 9th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Sam, Josh and Chad – If you’re flying here tomorrow, you might want to bring coats for the trip to and from the dome – snow is forecast for tomorrow and its going to be cold. :shock:

    /end weather forecast.

  498. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 9th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    October, night nears…

    Navy blue pinstripes, Bronx bling…

    Illuminated…

  499. gusb October 9th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Jeesus Burnett looks good. Looks confident too.

  500. S.A.--Serenity Now October 9th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Let’s work on getting a hit now and maybe a run

  501. Yankee Trader October 9th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Beautful pitch from AJ the “Ninja” Turtle

  502. MG October 9th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    October 9th, 2009 at 6:52 pm
    MG
    October 9th, 2009 at 6:50 pm
    nice play by Johnny, since his fielding slump in mid-season he has caught everything hit within his range.
    ****

    We had a pretend discussion about that. He is awesome now
    ——————————————
    did you shower before or after that conversation… :)

  503. Neil October 9th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    The 2nd look at Blackburn coming up. Many times it makes a difference.

  504. Joekuh October 9th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    TIGHT wrapped curve. beautiful.

  505. Nick in SF October 9th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Is it possible to compliment Molina on what looked to my untutored eyes like a great frame job without it being misiniterpreted as some snarky Posadagate comment?

    I hope so, it looked good to me.

  506. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    October 9th, 2009 at 6:53 pm
    Sam, Josh and Chad – If you’re flying here tomorrow, you might want to bring coats for the trip to and from the dome – snow is forecast for tomorrow and its going to be cold.

    /end weather forecast.
    ******

    And they are building a stadium without a roof there. Makes no sense at all

  507. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    MG
    October 9th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    We had a pretend discussion about that. He is awesome now
    ——————————————
    did you shower before or after that conversation…
    ******

    I do not recall

  508. MG October 9th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Nick, we’re all Yankees fans (except for the trolls), AJ has been great so far, hopefully it continues.

  509. Tucker October 9th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Melky- the Twins killer.

  510. Joekuh October 9th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Nick, it was a good pitch with or without Molina’s framing skills.

  511. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Nick in SF-

    There is nothing wrong with giving credit where credit is due. And we can worry about your commenst getting twisted around later :-)

  512. igotid88 October 9th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    nice pitch by AJ

  513. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 9th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    “.315 hitter and 70 walks? I’d take him as NYY’s center fielder any time.
    Great pitch by Burnett.”

    Punto? – he’s 1-11 off Burnett. Batting 228 – No pop. Gotta throw him strikes.

  514. Carl October 9th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Lets see what ya got Molina

  515. MG October 9th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    if Molina goes yard here we’ll be laughing all night…

  516. pat October 9th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Molina’s going to get a hit :smile:

  517. Nick in SF October 9th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Inside the park homer here and I buy a plate of shutup for everyone!

  518. Carl October 9th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Just missed it :(

  519. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 9th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Yeah, it doesn’t make sense. But this weather is really unseasonable and unusual…

    and annoying. :(

  520. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Nick in SF
    October 9th, 2009 at 6:57 pm
    Inside the park homer here and I buy a plate of shutup for everyone!
    ****

    I still want to know what a big plate of shut up tastes like. I imagine chicken

  521. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 9th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Better:

    October, night nears…

    Pinstripes, navy blue, Bronx bling…

    Illuminated…

  522. MG October 9th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    it’s funny how often the Yankees need the 1st time through the order before they start hitting the ball hard, that one just missed by Jeter.

  523. Mike Blowers October 9th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    4th inning tex breaks up the no-no with a solo blast.

    2-1 count
    just misses the first deck

    hanging slider.

  524. Mike Blowers October 9th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    4th inning tex breaks up the no-no with a solo blast.

    2-1 count
    just misses the first deck

    hanging slider.

  525. Yankee Trader October 9th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    What comes on the plate of shut up???

  526. Heyya October 9th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Wow. 400foot ball was hit, and not a homer. Yet, another ball at the stadium could be hit 300 feet, and with some help from the the wind, could be a home run. UNbelievable.

  527. YankeeKid October 9th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    So, when do the Yanks get their first hit??? 4, 5, 6 or 7 inning?

  528. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 9th, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    They’re lucky this year they play in a dome, unlike the Rockies.

  529. pat October 9th, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    “Inside the park homer here and I buy a plate of shutup for everyone!”

    LOL….Speaking of which, did you scare her off while us East Coasters were sleeping last night?

  530. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    So far, the pitchers have been a draw. Burnett’s had the impressive stuff, but, Blackburn has been impressive with his location and ability to stop anybody from getting anything solid off of him. Doing his impression of Mike Mussina.

  531. Nick in SF October 9th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Angel: are you going to be in attendance on Sunday???

  532. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 9th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    They’re going to get to Blackburn this time through the line-up.

    And thats my first and only Miss Cleo post for the night.

  533. Tom in N.J. October 9th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Who gets the Beatles royalty checks now that Michael Jackson is dead?

  534. Posada's huge ears October 9th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    I’m gettin madder by the minute. If AJ keeps pitchin good I’m gonna charge the mound. If I get suspended they better win those games!

  535. Steve October 9th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Jeter is the only guy on Yanks who hit ball hard so far. I don’t think anyone else hit ball out of infield.

  536. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 9th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    No. Not unless I find something reasonable on stubhub – I went to bed in disgust the other night after not getting tickets online and the phone. And if the weather is bad – I wont. I’m not driving in that.

  537. Steve October 9th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    AJ looking good but he can implode at anytime. All the more reason why we need a big offensive inning soon

  538. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive)
    October 9th, 2009 at 6:56 pm
    “.315 hitter and 70 walks? I’d take him as NYY’s center fielder any time.
    Great pitch by Burnett.”

    Punto? – he’s 1-11 off Burnett. Batting 228 – No pop. Gotta throw him strikes.

    ————————————————————

    My mistake. I told the dog not to buy anymore beer. I was talking about Span for some reason. I guess because he was batting at that time.

  539. Tom in N.J. October 9th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Ouch.

  540. Mark-Cant Touch This October 9th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    No implosion please A.J

  541. YankeeKid October 9th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    come on Burnett….what’s the deal with 2 HIT batsmen!!!

  542. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 9th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Wow.. a hairflip of amusing proportions, I see.

    Heh.

  543. gusb October 9th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Why so much inside?

  544. wanger October 9th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    ugh vomit in my mouf

  545. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    WOW!!!! Burnett must be letting the Twins know that he can be a little wild.

  546. the.brett.garder.explosion. October 9th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    bandwagon starts engine.

  547. MG October 9th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Ron Darling is a good analyst-he provides excellent insight into pitching (and since he’s a Yale grad that helps as well)

  548. Get Yer Damn hands Off Of her! October 9th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Shoulda hit Mauer.

  549. randy l. October 9th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    “I still want to know what a big plate of shut up tastes like”

    gee, what a big surprise :)

    just kidding.

    i’m starting to feel like it might be time to start thinking about a shower.

  550. Carl October 9th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    SWish!!!!!!

  551. wanger October 9th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    YES!!!!!

  552. djsunyc October 9th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    WOW!!!!

  553. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 9th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Awesome Jeets and Swish!!

  554. Joekuh October 9th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    GOOD F’N PLAY SWISH!!!!!

  555. igotid88 October 9th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    WHew

  556. Tom in N.J. October 9th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Swisher with the heady play.

    Nick Swisher!

  557. the.brett.garder.explosion. October 9th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    bandwagin pulls off, a few board members jump on

  558. rb October 9th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Nice job Swish.

  559. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 9th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Yesssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  560. Get Yer Damn hands Off Of her! October 9th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    SWISH !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  561. Yankee Trader October 9th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Not sure they will be able to keep Mauer. Let’s see-they sve some money by not building a dome, but they lose revenue by not filling the stadium in cold weather! HMM!!

    Lucky,Lucky,Lucky, Thank goodness!!!!

  562. YankeeKid October 9th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Burnett OWES Swish a big HUG

  563. RS October 9th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    LOL, that Gomez is still a Met at heart.

  564. randy l. October 9th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    mr intangibe strikes again.

  565. KO October 9th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    SICK!!!!!!!!!!!!! This is definitely the Yankees year

  566. iiicollies October 9th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Neat text from Josh Robinson on NYTimes

    “It’s a Pavlovian reaction among baseball fans: hear the crack of the bat, stand up and cheer. And more often than not, it turns out to be a shallow fly ball to the outfield that no one on the field thought twice about. The fans go quiet, survey the space around them to check for any possible spillage, and sit down again — maybe next time.

    But this time, they were sure it was gone. The sound that came off the bat rang true and the roar that went up from the stands was the “Here we go” cheer that accompanies highlight reels.

    It ended the moment Derek Jeter’s long fly ball nestled into the glove Carlos Gomez at the warning track. That ended the third inning and meant that the Yankees, for all their fans’ optimism, are still hitless tonight. “

  567. Buddy Biancalana October 9th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Wow Swish, great play!

  568. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 9th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    always run hard Mr. Young.
    tough lesson learned.

  569. Heyya October 9th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Wow. What a tremendous and unbelievable play!

  570. gusb October 9th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    No harm no foul there. Nice fielding. Guess the voodoos aren’t working yet. lol

  571. pat October 9th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Unbelievable. :shock:

  572. Bronx Jeers October 9th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Wow.

    Sort of lucky but that’s exactly what it takes sometimes.

  573. Nick in SF October 9th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    pat: don’t blame me!

    What a play, I like how AJ looked all confused about what happened.

  574. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 9th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    They bailed AJ out bigtime there. Yay!

    *waits for a Christina25 sighting* – although there might have been enough hair flips on the blog today, I think.

  575. Tucker October 9th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    A.J.’s best Nuke LaLoosh impression.

  576. terpbomber October 9th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    With a little help from the baseball gods. Now if they can only give some offensive support!

  577. MG October 9th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    what a break for the Yankees but also a good play by Swish, he faked home a threw to 2nd. Gomez was probably still thinking about how much his hand hurt and Young seemed to slow down a little early.

  578. iiicollies October 9th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Glad Swish has been working on that!

  579. Ed - 2009 will be the year of the Yanks October 9th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Aj, 2 HBP? ok its not funny

    Swisher for Gold Glove!!! :D

  580. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    That had to hurt more than the two HBPs did. They have trouble scoring and end up losing a run off of the board. NYY now needs to really make it hurt with 3-4 runs.

  581. Mac Daddy October 9th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    the mets gave up that dope for johan santana…amazing!

  582. iiicollies October 9th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    So much for the Twins running game

  583. KO October 9th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Mauer will get 150+ million- no way the Twins can afford that. I kind of think the Yanks should sign him and then trade some of their catching prospects for other pieces

  584. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 9th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    “My mistake. I told the dog not to buy anymore beer. I was talking about Span for some reason. I guess because he was batting at that time.”

    np GB.

    just, don’t drink and drive. if you run out of beer, send the dog or the twins and count the change.

  585. the.brett.garder.explosion. October 9th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    bandwagon kicks it into 4th gear. trying to keep bandwagon board members from jumping off at high rate of speed if the yankees dont get a hit this inning.

  586. Pat M. October 9th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Very intelligent play….Jeter covering the bag was the key, most infielders wonder a little on that play

  587. igotid88 October 9th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    that’s why you don’t look back. Just run.

  588. Joekuh October 9th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    LOL @ the replay on the Swisher throw

  589. Mark-Cant Touch This October 9th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Yankees are completely off balance!

  590. Past a diving Jeter (Except not so much in 2009) October 9th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    This offense is embarassing again

  591. wanger October 9th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    tex needs a postseason hit ..no need to go back to spring slump

  592. timo October 9th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    can you imagine that same thing happening in a potential walkoff situation . . .

  593. Posada's huge ears October 9th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Come on Twins let’s get this thing going!

  594. the.brett.garder.explosion. October 9th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    damon makes an out, 2 members jump off.

  595. Carl October 9th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Can we get a hit please

  596. Mark-Cant Touch This October 9th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Blackburn is not even throwing first pitch strikes he is 1-0 2-0 on every batter

  597. randy l. October 9th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    jeter totally knew that he had to get him tagged fast and looked right at the plate to see if it was in time.

    every shortstop doesn’t make that play.

    jeter is like a larry bird or a magic johnson.

    he sees everything at the same time.

  598. Karen October 9th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Somebody needs to get a hit

  599. Tucker October 9th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Blackburn is dealing. Great locations on his pitches.

  600. Joekuh October 9th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Aw man, alex. that 1st pitch was juicy.

  601. the.brett.garder.explosion. October 9th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    tucker gets it

  602. Past a diving Jeter (Except not so much in 2009) October 9th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    This is sad

  603. Josh October 9th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Why can’t we hit this scrub?

  604. BBFan October 9th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Nick Swisher has come a long way as the RF since the beginning of the season. That was any amazing play to cut down that run.

  605. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    WOW!!! Twins trolls. I didn’t expect both Twins fans to find a computer at the same time.

  606. KO October 9th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    newsflash game is 9 innings not four

  607. mike r October 9th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    what game is chip caray watching????? 6 up 6 down and then 7 up 7 down at the end of the bottom of the 4th???? Seriously?

  608. Mark-Cant Touch This October 9th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Blackburn is throwing well located slop lol

  609. the.brett.garder.explosion. October 9th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    figures are in

    average age of the lohud boards.
    7

  610. Tucker October 9th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    That could be Jeter’s most alert post-season play since the flip. Of course, in that game, Posada homered for the 1-0 win to support the brilliant pitching of Mussina.

  611. Ed - 2009 will be the year of the Yanks October 9th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    GB,

    Twins trolls actually exist? whoa…

  612. the.brett.garder.explosion. October 9th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    thank you KO

  613. MG October 9th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Randy, that’s why all this talk about Jeter being the most overrated shortstop is complete nonsense. There are probably 5 shortstops that could have known enough to make that play,including Omar Vizquel who rarely plays there any more.

  614. Yanks_Fan October 9th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Wow, anyone noticed we still haven’t recorded a base hit?

    Wake up, Yankee offense!

  615. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 9th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    no fair. Yanks could be raking Verlander if the Tigers made it. But noooo…. they have to face Cy Blackburn. And then Pavano next. It won’t be easy.

  616. Pov October 9th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Blackburn is changing speeds well right now, reminds me a bit of Lackey and Washburn. He is pitching right now the way the Yanks can have fits and can’t make good contact. GB’s and popups/soft fly balls.

  617. Rudy October 9th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    @Josh, since when is Blackburn a scrub? He was statiscally as good as Burnett this year.

  618. Mac Daddy October 9th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    gotten to point where muting these 2 dopes, carey and darling, is a must but now they are capable of saying anything ridiculous, its a must listen at the same time.

    tonight: matsui has a ring!! must of missed that WS

  619. RS October 9th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Our offense is at the plate for about 15 seconds. Can we give Burnett a little breather and make Blackburn throw a few pitches?

  620. Jeremy October 9th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Well some of the hitters had some good swings, but some of the hitters look off balance. I think they will start hitting soon.

  621. blackaccord October 9th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    his fastball is sinking a lot.. lots of groundballs…

  622. BBFan October 9th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Given the kind of stuff Blackburn is throwing, I predict that the lower half of our batting order will do the damage, starting next inning.

  623. PaulF October 9th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    is this going to be another 15 inning scoreless game?

  624. MG October 9th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    AJ needs a solid inning, he’s starting to miss location which is always the thing that gets him into trouble.

  625. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Ed – 2009 will be the year of the Yanks
    October 9th, 2009 at 7:17 pm
    GB,

    Twins trolls actually exist? whoa…

    ————————————————————

    Yeah!!! Who knew they existed, huh?

  626. Benny Blanco October 9th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    I’m at the game and this is sad. No hits

  627. The Ghost October 9th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    You know Darling made a great observation earlier in the game about Gomez – he said he was like a really fast receiver who could outrun everyone but couldn’t catch the ball – in effect he called him an unthrottled speedster – and then he goes and overruns 2B because he couldn’t control his speed. Well done Mr. Ron Darling.

  628. Joekuh October 9th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    LOL @ the TBS commentators with the Nuke LaNoosh comparison. AJ is KILLING the twins with that slider.

  629. Marie October 9th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Does anyone think the bats are sleeping because of all the off days? Blackburn is behind on a ton of batters. Always 2-0 and then he throws that off speed pitch right down the middle and they are off balance. They had a couple of pitches to hit and they missed them. Arod had 2 hung down the middle.

  630. randy l. October 9th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    ” that’s why all this talk about Jeter being the most overrated shortstop is complete nonsense”

    ironically he’s probably underrated now.

  631. The Ghost October 9th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Given the kind of stuff Blackburn is throwing, I predict that the lower half of our batting order will do the damage, starting next inning.

    ==========

    How funny would it be if Molina got the only hit (HR) and the Yankees won 1-0

  632. Sam Borden October 9th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Hey guys, great stuff from everyone tonight. Enjoying the comments. Burnett’s curve tonight is looking as good as CC’s slider last night. Every strikeout is with that pitch. We’ll see if the Yankees can do anything with Blackburn.

  633. Karl October 9th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Why do they keep calling AJ’s curve a slider?

  634. CB October 9th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    AJ was completely lucky there that gomez pulled a complete rock.

    AJ got out of the inning there but it wasn’t due to any skill or performance on his part. Pure dumb luck.

    Its disappointing that with men on base and two outs he gives up a hit rather than closing it out.

    Just not going to be good enough against a better team. He has to stop melting down when he gets himself. In to trouble.

    The catcher has nothing to do with it. Its on AJ and no one else.

  635. Joekuh October 9th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    now that i think about it, thank god we have this ump crew and not the one out in anaheim.

  636. Pat M. October 9th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Randy I , Derek just sees that game in slow motion….The Magic / Bird comparison was brillant

  637. Mac Daddy October 9th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    people…now we make up greatness just to add to jeters resume?? it was a regular, basic play any shortstop makes…lets take it easy with the jeter love as if he made some great play

  638. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 9th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    GreenBeret7
    October 9th, 2009 at 7:16 pm
    WOW!!! Twins trolls. I didn’t expect both Twins fans to find a computer at the same time.

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

    I tried to keep them out of here GB, but they got out their lutefisk and the smell kept me from holding them back.

  639. djsunyc October 9th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    this is an old fashioned pitcher’s duel…

    but the yanks have shown all year they can win all types of games…

  640. The Ghost October 9th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Is this game starting to remind anyone of the Mussina 1-0 gem against Oakland in the 2001 Division series? I believe Jeter was involved in another weird putout in that game as well. Something about a flip.

  641. randy l. October 9th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    span is a step faster than wherever i expect him to be on the tv.

    gotta keep him off the bases when it gets late.

  642. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Burnett has no fear about pitching inside tonight. That must be about 6 batters that got that treatment.

  643. pat October 9th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Who’s going to get the first Yankee hit? I’ll guess Cano.

  644. Mark-Cant Touch This October 9th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Should the Yankees get more aggressive against Blackburn? i feel that they should just let it rip?

  645. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    randy l.
    October 9th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    i’m starting to feel like it might be time to start thinking about a shower.
    ****

    I am thinking the same thing. I am running for the shower if the Yankees do not score after the bottom of the 6th. (Unless I feel the need sooner)

  646. Steve October 9th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    come on AJ. Get Orlando. Then it is time for us to start hitting

  647. PaulF October 9th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    I just hope this game is tied after 7

  648. The Ghost October 9th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    You know who got the only run in the flip game? yeah you guessed it – a Jorge Posada hr.

  649. MG October 9th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    AJ is starting to pull those pitches, let’s hope Mauer doesn’t burn them on this at bat.

  650. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    October 9th, 2009 at 7:22 pm
    GreenBeret7
    October 9th, 2009 at 7:16 pm
    WOW!!! Twins trolls. I didn’t expect both Twins fans to find a computer at the same time.

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

    I tried to keep them out of here GB, but they got out their lutefisk and the smell kept me from holding them back.

    ————————————————————

    Any bets that one of the is Rose Nyland? The other one is her sister.

  651. Steve October 9th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    why does he get so wild with 2 outs. You are asking for trouble when you walk guys and big hitters coming up. Come on Jose play psychiatrist and do the psycho babble routine to help AJ get his hit screwed on straight

  652. 100 pitches of fun... October 9th, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    AJ is really losing his mechanics now. They should just try to get him threw the 6th inning. You can’t walk the batter before Mauer.

  653. Bronx Jeers October 9th, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    I may shower as well.

    Not for the Yankees though, I just stink.

  654. 100 pitches of fun... October 9th, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    I am surprised that Eiland didn’t come out to slow down AJ.

  655. Steve October 9th, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    AJ is amazing. He gets 2 quick outs and then cannot find the plate.

  656. The Ghost October 9th, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    AJ at 68 pitches

  657. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    GreenBeret7
    October 9th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Any bets that one of the is Rose Nyland? The other one is her sister.
    ****

    That would be amazing. I could go for a St. Olaf story right now

  658. Mark-Cant Touch This October 9th, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    A.J gets two outs and gets wild, :(

  659. Pat M. October 9th, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    Listen to Erica and her shower concept…..It works

  660. JF October 9th, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    losing control…

  661. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Danger, Will Robinson.

  662. YankeeKid October 9th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    I don’t like the fact that burnett has allowed 4+ baserunners via hbp and walks…

  663. djsunyc October 9th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    ron darling – exactly how many times have you seen aj + molina play together in the past?

  664. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 9th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    I’m surprised Mauer didn’t have the green light.

  665. The Ghost October 9th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Time to get Aceves up, AJ can crash pretty quickly Joe can’t get caught flatfooted with the way Blackburn is ptiching

  666. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Bronx Jeers
    October 9th, 2009 at 7:26 pm
    I may shower as well.

    Not for the Yankees though, I just stink.
    ****

    Is that what that smell is?

    I thought it was Nick’s big plate of shut up

  667. randy l. October 9th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    “it was a regular, basic play any shortstop makes…lets take it easy with the jeter love as if he made some great play”

    the fact jeter made it look like a “regular basic play” is the genius of jeter.

    if you don’t think so, go find some video of a similar play.

    while you’re looking we’ll keep you posted about the game… and the game on saturday when you’re still looking .

  668. RS October 9th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Again with 2 outs…

  669. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 9th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Yankee Stadium…

    Bunting billowing, breezy…

    Autumn in the Bronx…

  670. YankeeKid October 9th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    AJ is still inconsisten…he did not want to pitch to Mauer….so he puts another runner in scoring position…he’s lucky there are 2 outs..

  671. SJ44 October 9th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    It’s not the catcher. Never was. It’s the pitcher.

    Gotta pull him now. If not, he will meltdown and cost you the game.

  672. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    I do not like this- shower time.. brb

  673. Ed - 2009 will be the year of the Yanks October 9th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    “I thought it was Nick’s big plate of shut up”

    hmm…is that a burn to Nick? LOL :D

  674. 100 pitches of fun... October 9th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    He is really getting himself into trouble now. The walks are going to hurt him eventually.

  675. Nick in SF October 9th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    “This is what makes AJ so enigmatic…”

    Yes.

  676. YankeeKid October 9th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Kubel 3 run homer?

  677. S.A.--Serenity Now October 9th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Careful here. Get out of this AJ

  678. YankeeKid October 9th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    erica must be squeaky clean a lot!

  679. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Pat M.
    October 9th, 2009 at 7:27 pm
    Listen to Erica and her shower concept…..It works

    ————————————————————

    For the sake of friends, families and neighbors, you have to hope that nobody missed their shower on Wednesday and are superstitous.

  680. The Ghost October 9th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    The Yankees might as well be playing in Kansas City with this dead crowd. I can hear Posada cursing on the bench it’s so quiet.

  681. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 9th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    wow that was a close pitch. 0-2 on Kubel would have been sweet.

  682. Mac Daddy October 9th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    the fact jeter made it look like a “regular basic play” is the genius of jeter.

    ***************
    LOL…now thats classic! so now we create genius cause he tagged a guy out who was 2 feet from him on his wayt back to the bag….very funny

  683. Steve October 9th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    get the pen up. AJ is starting to melt down courtesy of walks. he is trying to get us in a hole

  684. MG October 9th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    SJ, cmon, you know better, if Girardi pulled him with no runs on the board he would lose him forever. He needs to get an out, period.

  685. Mark-Cant Touch This October 9th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Come on A.J show some intestinal fortitude!!!

  686. SJ44 October 9th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    He just crossed up Molina on the last pitch.

  687. Uke October 9th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    SJ44, did you just say we should pull AJ in the 5th inning in which he has given up 2 hits and 0 runs and his been fairly dominant?

  688. Mac Daddy October 9th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    people calling for Girardi to pull AJ…stop posting!! sound so stupid

  689. Carl October 9th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    way to get out of it

  690. djsunyc October 9th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    sweet…

  691. MG October 9th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    good job by AJ throwing some strikes to Kubel…

  692. Past a diving Jeter (Except not so much in 2009) October 9th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    friggin score already…

  693. YankeeKid October 9th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Luck Be A Lady, Tonight!!! Let’s GET SOME RUNS!!!

  694. Posada's huge ears October 9th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Everyone can tell Burnett’s trying to make me look bad. He didn’t shake off Molina once. He shakes me off all the time. If he doesn’t shake Molina off I’ll charge the mound and beat him within an inch of his life. If I get suspended they better win all those games!

  695. Mark-Cant Touch This October 9th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    A hit please

  696. Past a diving Jeter (Except not so much in 2009) October 9th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    ok, maybe just a hit?

  697. Phil - Not a troll since 2007 October 9th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    5 shut out innings…can’t do better than that through five. Come on, offense!!!

  698. Mac Daddy October 9th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    once again, molina shows why he needs to catch AJ and why posadas a hack behind the plate…masterful job out of AJ and Molina there!!!!

  699. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 9th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    while Erica is in the shower, let’s all switch seats and confuse her.

  700. michelle b. watching the tbs broadcast on my laptop from work October 9th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Nick – not at yankee stadium west tonight – i am in my office at work. LOL I just paid 10 bucks to watch the TBS feed on the internet.

  701. The Ghost October 9th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    If Molina comes up this inning with guys on base what does Joe do?

  702. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Okay- I took a quick shower. I see AJ got out of it. May the Yankees score now

  703. gianna24 October 9th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    If the Yanks were playing the Angels right now they would be losing 5-0. I have no confidence in A.J. Burnett….this game is getting me nervous!

  704. The time for no. 27 is now! October 9th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Is that even the real SJ44? I doubt it.

  705. 100 pitches of fun... October 9th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Good job, hopefully he can give them another good inning. Now it’s time for the offense to get going against Blackburn with his average slop.

  706. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    A lot of pitches that inning. He went from 52 to 77. NYY needs to score and Burnett needs to find his groove again.

  707. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive)
    October 9th, 2009 at 7:33 pm
    while Erica is in the shower, let’s all switch seats and confuse her.
    ***

    Thats just mean

  708. SJ44 October 9th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    8 baserunners in 5 innings isn’t dominant.

    It’s the playoffs and you have a guy with a history of melting down on the mound.

    You don’t put him in a position to do it.

    You got 5 out of him.

    First sign of trouble the rest of the way, you have to pull him.

  709. BBFan October 9th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    That is not real SJ.
    Those comments are real stupid.

  710. randy l. October 9th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    “LOL…now thats classic! so now we create genius cause he tagged a guy out who was 2 feet from him on his wayt back to the bag….very funny”

    mac duddy-

    what’s funny is a supposed yankee fan ragging on jeter.

    ypu should be worried about your favorite team getting shut out last night.

  711. Vader October 9th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    SJ…great to see you are out tonight…your insight is spot on as always.

  712. Tucker October 9th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    That was just smart pitching there. Don’t throw anything hittable to Mauer, and pitch to Kubel instead. A.J. has dominated Kubel …

  713. Mark-Cant Touch This October 9th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    If the Yanks were playing the Angels right now they would be losing 5-0. I have no confidence in A.J. Burnett….this game is getting me nervous!

    __

    How do you know A.J wouldn’t have 8 strikeouts with 1 walk?

  714. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 9th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Burnett, besieged by…

    Cabrera and company…

    Becomes Houdini…

  715. The Ghost October 9th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Yankees should be walking Mauer the entire series, he’s the only guy who can hurt them

  716. Nick in SF October 9th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    michelle b: are you in the city of Santa Clara???

  717. JF October 9th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    obviously 0 runs is good. but i agree, he needs to be on a short leash

  718. JF October 9th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    obviously 0 runs is good. but i agree, he needs to be on a short leash

  719. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 9th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive)
    October 9th, 2009 at 7:33 pm
    while Erica is in the shower, let’s all switch seats and confuse her.
    ***
    Thats just mean

    you’re telling me. I got stuck with GB’s rocking chair.

  720. Mac Daddy October 9th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    what’s funny is a supposed yankee fan ragging on jeter.

    ypu should be worried about your favorite team getting shut out last night.

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

    just be fair and not biased, thats all im asking…if anyone deserves the credit on the play, its swisher- not jeter

  721. Pat M. October 9th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Give Moilina is due, he walked AJ thru that mess……Mac Daddy, it seems to me you know zip about baseball if you think that play was ordinary…..As I stated earlier, most middle infielders drift away from the bag on that play…..Get a clue Mac

  722. Mark-Cant Touch This October 9th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Yankees are really fooled, they never know what is coming, I say Cano gets the first hit because he is a see the ball hit the ball kind of batter.

  723. Uke October 9th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    This is why all of us are home watching the game and not managing teams, I think Girardi and the coaches know what is going on more than us.

  724. Jeremy October 9th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    I am getting tired of Blackburn. Someone needs to get a rally started.

  725. gianna24 October 9th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Angels can run bases really well..unlike the twins.

  726. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Pat M-

    The shower thing isn’t really a theory. Its more like a crazy superstition of mine. But its been working all season, so why stop now

  727. The Ghost October 9th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    Yankees need to start thinking about bunting this kid is way on

  728. SJ44 October 9th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    Joe Torre pulled Denny Neagle one out away from a win in the 5th inning of a WS game.

    Why? Because he didn’t want to risk him melting down and costing them a game.

    Same rules need to apply to AJ tonight.

  729. Mark-Cant Touch This October 9th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    Frustrating!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  730. the.brett.garder.explosion. October 9th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    Pat M,: a lot of people here dont know much about baseballl, sadly lol

  731. Carl October 9th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    Cano with no one on. I smell a hit.

  732. YankeeKid October 9th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    These hitters are dumb founded…..maybe the bats will come alive in the bottom of the 8th? I have no patience!

  733. Mac Daddy October 9th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Mac Daddy, it seems to me you know zip about baseball if you think that play was ordinary…..As I stated earlier, most middle infielders drift away from the bag on that play…..
    ********************
    drift away? its his job to be at 2nd there dim wit…this board is lacking SERIOUSLY regarding baseball knowledge

  734. JF October 9th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    what do you know robinson cano

  735. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    People (idiots) can whine all they want about Blackburn being a bum, but, he’s pitching a great game.

  736. The Ghost October 9th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    don’t bother stepping out of the box Robinson, keep Blackburn in his rhythm.

  737. Carl October 9th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    I called it

  738. Mark-Cant Touch This October 9th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    I was right Cano comes through!

  739. Mac Daddy October 9th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    SJ…wow, you are beyond lost and clueless

  740. Jeremy October 9th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Cano !

  741. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 9th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    good call Mark CTT

  742. Vader October 9th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    This is going to be one of those games once he gives up the first hit the flood gates will open.

  743. JZ October 9th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    is this site really slow tonight?

  744. S.A.--Serenity Now October 9th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Finally! A hit

  745. YankeeKid October 9th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    FINALLY..robbie cano..dont’ch know!

  746. michelle b. watching the tbs broadcast on my laptop from work October 9th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    nick: nope, Walnut Creek

    ROBBIE CANO DONTCHA KNOW

  747. randy l. October 9th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    mac daddy-

    any other yankees you think are overrated?

  748. Benny Blanco October 9th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    Finally

  749. The Ghost October 9th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    Need to steal a base now. Manufacture!!!

  750. the.brett.garder.explosion. October 9th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    98 percent of the ‘fans’ in here, are embarrassing.
    no joke.

    pathetic
    you guys MUSt]T be like 8 years old.

  751. JZ October 9th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    I wanna post ‘Cy Blackburn’, this site keeps rejecting.

    hahaha

  752. The Ghost October 9th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    Blackburn is losing it, C’mon Melky, work him for a walk here

  753. L to the 2nd October 9th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Patience boys…..

  754. Vader October 9th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Mac Daddy…don’t you get the sneaky suspicion that this is not the real SJ?

  755. the.brett.garder.explosion. October 9th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    can’t you ‘kids’ talk in an adult manner and enjoy this ‘game’, yes its a game.

  756. Mac Daddy October 9th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    any other yankees you think are overrated?

    ********
    we are talking bout one play…jeter does what he does and has made great plays before…. but that play was basic

  757. YankeeKid October 9th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    C’mon Melky…plate your buddy cano..

  758. The Ghost October 9th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    hit and run right now

  759. Nick in SF October 9th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Mac Daddy asking for fairness and lack of bias?

    Oh my.

    :roll:

  760. Rob Thompson October 9th, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    I’ve been lurking on 3 different Yankee boards tnite. This one by far has the most action! Love, love, love this blog.

  761. Kevin Page October 9th, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    The good thing about the Yankee offense is they can explode at any moment and put up a quick 5 spot.

  762. Joekuh October 9th, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    hate to say it, but good pitch by blackburn to end the inning.

  763. the.brett.garder.explosion. October 9th, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    bandwagon tried to gun it but 14 more ‘fan’s in here jump off because Melky made an out

  764. Mac Daddy October 9th, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    Mac Daddy…don’t you get the sneaky suspicion that this is not the real SJ?

    *********
    perhaps but he has made absurd posts in the past, so who knows

  765. Pat M. October 9th, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    Mac Daddy, the play on that is for Swisher to throw to third ( ahead of the runner ) Jeter lines up for that throw and either to let it go or cut it off for a play on the trail runner ( the hittter )…..You teach that to 10 year olds, you musty have missed practice that day, week, season

  766. The Ghost October 9th, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    ummm, I predict this game will get very exciting very soon

  767. RalphieD (OPPC) October 9th, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    blackburn has been terrific..burnett has been very good…it can turn quickly for either

  768. JZ October 9th, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    that’s why pitching wins the game.
    An above average pitcher can shut down a powerful lineup just like that.

  769. Mark-Cant Touch This October 9th, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    Well at least we got a hit, Blackburn is not coming out of the game soon so we better hit him.

  770. MG October 9th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    that was a nasty breaking pitch to Melky, basically unhittable…

    Blackburn has been very impressive so far, he’s really improved over the course of the season.

  771. Steve October 9th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Boy our hitting is just awful tonight. 1 hit off of blackburn is just unacceptable. We have Molina leading off the 6th. Hope that AJ does not melt down. He is starting to look shakey with hitting batters and walking guys.

  772. Phil - Not a troll since 2007 October 9th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Are Mac Daddy and the Daddy Mac interchangeable?

  773. Heyya October 9th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    What’s more frustrating… ….not getting a hit off of Nick, or getting hits off of AJ but not scoring them?

    The anticipation of who is going to score first is killing me.

  774. The Ghost October 9th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    don’t you wish all games were 6pm starts? It’s only 7:45 and we are in the 6th.

  775. Mac Daddy October 9th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Mac Daddy asking for fairness and lack of bias?

    Oh my.

    ********
    elaborate

  776. Uke October 9th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    I love Jeter just as much as the next Yankee fan, but it wasn’t a great play by Jeter, just bad baserunning by the Twins…

  777. Mark-Cant Touch This October 9th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    i think the yankees need to have hit the ball the other way with blacburn

  778. MG October 9th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Pat M.
    October 9th, 2009 at 7:43 pm
    Mac Daddy, the play on that is for Swisher to throw to third ( ahead of the runner ) Jeter lines up for that throw and either to let it go or cut it off for a play on the trail runner ( the hittter )…..You teach that to 10 year olds, you musty have missed practice that day, week, season
    ——————————————
    Pat, actually, he’ll be getting those lessons next year when he turns 10.

  779. randy l. October 9th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    ” but that play was basic”

    mac daddy-

    kind of like your understanding of the game.

    how’s that video of similar plays coming ? any luck ?

    put up or shut up.

  780. Jeremy October 9th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Well A.J. and the bullpen are going to have shut down the Twins lineup tonight.

  781. The Ghost October 9th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Posada is the Yankees best hitter in a pitching duel.

  782. L to the 2nd October 9th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    AJ will be on a pretty short leash from here on out.

    Yanks are making a .500 pitcher look pretty good right now.

  783. C October 9th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    The Ghost,
    6pm starts really suck when you’re on the West coast

  784. Mac Daddy October 9th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Mac Daddy, the play on that is for Swisher to throw to third ( ahead of the runner ) Jeter lines up for that throw and either to let it go or cut it off for a play on the trail runner ( the hittter )…..You teach that to 10 year olds, you musty have missed practice that day, week, season

    ***********************
    WHAT??? there is no cutoff on a throw to third on that play hot shot…ill teach you something on that play….teix goes to/near the mound, aj behind the plate, jeter to 2nd, cano out towards the RF’er, Arod to 3rd…glad i could help

  785. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 9th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Blackburn reminds me of the days when batters would hit off of Catfish Hunter.

    They would all lick their chops and get their swings, saying he’s not throwing ANYTHING – and at the end of the day most of them were 0-4.

  786. The Ghost October 9th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    He’s not pitching like a .500 pitcher. I haven’t seen too many Yankees helping him out. He’s been missing bats all night.

  787. Phil - Not a troll since 2007 October 9th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Agreed…6 pm start times are so much better than 8:30.

  788. the.brett.garder.explosion. October 9th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    the YANKEES are making him look good?

    whatever.
    the guy cant pitch a good game??
    lame.

  789. Nick in SF October 9th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    If Molina leads off the bottom of the inning with a home run, I will eat my plate of shut up on a lobster roll. If he gets a single, maybe a Big Shut Up Mac will be enough.

  790. Mac Daddy October 9th, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    kind of like your understanding of the game.

    how’s that video of similar plays coming ? any luck ?

    put up or shut up.

    *****************
    oh, ill get right on that for you…watch baseball and use common sense, than get back to me

  791. randy l. October 9th, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    “Mac Daddy, the play on that is for Swisher to throw to third ( ahead of the runner ) Jeter lines up for that throw and either to let it go or cut it off for a play on the trail runner ( the hittter )…..”

    thank you pat m-

  792. Rob Thompson October 9th, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    AJ is pitching dominant tnite. Not really fair to him that he’s matched up with their ace.

  793. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Molina needs to practice catching foul tips.

  794. Uke October 9th, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Seriously get off the Jeter play, IT WASN’T GREAT! Gomez is an idiot, he could have done a million different things to let the run score, he just didn’t.

  795. Mark-Cant Touch This October 9th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    and the Yankees need to do more stepping out of the box and disrupt Blackburn’s pace,

    Walking Young 0-2 unexceptionable A.J

  796. Enough Youk October 9th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    these walks will hurt sooner or later

  797. Nick in SF October 9th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    “elaborate”

    Playing coy?

  798. tampayank October 9th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    “The Ghost says:

    October 9, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    don’t you wish all games were 6pm starts? It’s only 7:45 and we are in the 6th.”
    Yeah I like these 6pm starts

  799. Steve October 9th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    wow is he gone wild. I would get the pen up. I have no confidence in AJ right now. This game is tight and AJ is on imlode mode

  800. SJ44 October 9th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    7 baserunners in 6 innings without the benefit of a hit.

    Can’t stay longer with him if he can’t throw strikes.

  801. Uke October 9th, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    You people are ridiculous, were you like this when Sabathia gave up a hit?

  802. Mac Daddy October 9th, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Seriously get off the Jeter play, IT WASN’T GREAT! Gomez is an idiot, he could have done a million different things to let the run score, he just didn’t.

    ********
    finally someone who knows what they are talking bout

  803. Mark-Cant Touch This October 9th, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    it should be 2 outs no one on A.J needs to feast on the Twins lower half of the batting order when he can.

  804. Mac Daddy October 9th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Playing coy?

    ******
    not making sense???

  805. MG October 9th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    when AJ has been hit hard this year it’s been because he’s missed inside the strike zone. Tonight he’s missing outside the strike zone-it prevents the long ball but adds to the walk totals.

  806. bru October 9th, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Mac Daddy
    October 9th, 2009 at 7:43 pm
    Mac Daddy…don’t you get the sneaky suspicion that this is not the real SJ?

    *********
    perhaps but he has made absurd posts in the past, so who knows

    ————————————————————
    sj is spot on

    you are wrong

    everyone is on a short leash especially with arms that are as good or better in the pen

    robertson
    joba
    hughes

  807. Tucker October 9th, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Somehow get the feeling that Brett Gardner’s legs are going to play a big role in this game.

  808. Eric October 9th, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Can we pinch hit for Molina next inning?

  809. Steve October 9th, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    3 innings in a row where AJ has let runner get to 2nd. That is playing with fire. Get Harris

  810. Enough Youk October 9th, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    interesting move here

  811. SJ44 October 9th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    0-0 game and you have a guy giving up baserunners every inning via walks or HBP.

    You have to keep him on a short leash.

    It’s not ridiculous, it’s smart baseball.

  812. Mac Daddy October 9th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    everyone is on a short leash especially with arms that are as good or better in the pen

    ****************************
    so you are telling me he should of pulled aj in the 5th?? please tell me you are joking!?!? the posters on this board reache new lows daily

  813. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    Makes you think that Posada pinch hits in the bottom of the inning. Burnett has at most one more inning.

  814. Enough Youk October 9th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    “Can we pinch hit for Molina next inning?”

    YES YES YES

  815. Pat M. October 9th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    Mac Daddy, I surrender & you’re right…..However that was a smart play & right now that difference in the game…..

  816. Scared of the Wall October 9th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    AJ’s walks are frustrating but he’s been decent.

    You want to get on someone, get on the offense.

  817. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Eric
    October 9th, 2009 at 7:52 pm
    Can we pinch hit for Molina next inning?
    ****

    Maybe. Depends on what happens with the hitters in front of him and how badly Girardi wants to score

  818. Steve October 9th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Better yank this guy now.

  819. Enough Youk October 9th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    is this his last batter??

  820. Vader October 9th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Why is he not pumping fastballs to Harris?

  821. Vader October 9th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Why is he not pumping fastballs to Harris?

  822. SJ44 October 9th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    He walks Harris, you can’t have him pitch to Punto.

  823. Carl October 9th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Damn

  824. Heyya October 9th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Wow. Almost an unbelievable catch. Not this time though.

  825. Uke October 9th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    I really wish we had a good left fielder.

  826. Past a diving Jeter (Except not so much in 2009) October 9th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Ball game over

  827. pat October 9th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    The pinch hit worked. Yuck!

  828. antisocial scrooge October 9th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    damnit

  829. Enough Youk October 9th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    walks walks walks

  830. Tucker October 9th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Ouch … Need to keep this at one run.

  831. Tom in N.J. October 9th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Is Damon O.K.?

  832. Vader October 9th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Well 52 come from behind wins will have to become 53.

  833. the.brett.garder.explosion. October 9th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    i think they let him go after punto

  834. Nick in SF October 9th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    :mad:

  835. Pel October 9th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    :/

    laaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame

    that’s why you don’t walk everybody and their mother

  836. Mac Daddy October 9th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    melky…cant get that close to the wall and let that ball behind you

  837. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Because the one thing Harris can hit is fastballs.

  838. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 9th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    wth – did that ball even hit the fence?

  839. MG October 9th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    here come the bridge jumpers…

  840. Enough Youk October 9th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    At least this is the last inning for molina

  841. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Tom in N.J.
    October 9th, 2009 at 7:55 pm
    Is Damon O.K.?
    ****

    Thank goodness yes :cry:

  842. Carl October 9th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Just 1 run

  843. Past a diving Jeter (Except not so much in 2009) October 9th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    This is typical yankee post season offense. They disappear game after game.

  844. Tucker October 9th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Time for Posada to lead off.

  845. gianna24 October 9th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    A.J. Burnett is a headcase!

  846. DW October 9th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Okay, time to score some runs.

  847. Mac Daddy October 9th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    lets go O…get a few runs up and this game is over!

  848. JZ October 9th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    some of you guys blame AJ?
    what have our batters done in this game so far?
    none, zero.

  849. Eric October 9th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Posada should come in for Molina and go to the bullpen in the 7th… 6IP and 1ER out of Burnett is about as much as you can ask for

  850. Enough Youk October 9th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    POSADA please leading off the inning please

  851. L to the 2nd October 9th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    1-0 in the 6th & the ballgame is over?

    Are you people for real or what?

  852. KO October 9th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Yanks will win this one late… Twins can’t hold a lead here

  853. Rudy October 9th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Well I guess Burnett and Molina combo is done. Posada back in for more offense now.

  854. Uke October 9th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Past a diving Jeter (Except not so much in 2009)
    October 9th, 2009 at 7:55 pm
    Ball game over
    ——————————————————–
    Are you an idiot or an idiot?

  855. SJ44 October 9th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Only a matter of time, given that he is walking the ballpark.

    Can’t bring him out for the 7th.

    When you can’t throw strikes, it’s tough to win playoff games.

  856. Vader October 9th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Well GB…I guess you got that right.

  857. Cy Blackburn > Yankees October 9th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Cy Blackburn coming out for another inning

  858. BJK October 9th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Sam- next time, kindly save bashing the Twins bench until after they make an out. Thanks.

  859. Damon should go, not matsui October 9th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Damon is a pathetic outfielder. That would have been a tough catch but holy crap, he might as well wear a skirt when he goes back towards the wall. It’s the freaking playoffs Johnny, go for it.

  860. Karen October 9th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    DT — I don’t think it hit the fence. I think it hit the ground. Cabrera was not doing a good back-up there. He should not have let that ball go by him.

  861. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Wow, remember TWO nights ago when we were losing 2-0 and then in the bottom half of the inning we tied the game :roll:

  862. Mark-Cant Touch This October 9th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Who didn’t see that coming.

    But all of you would of taken 6 innings 1 run tonight by A.J if you had the chance, this game is on the offense.

  863. The Ghost October 9th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    C’mon Damon, in a game like this you have to make that catch.

  864. pat October 9th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Jorge leads off?

  865. Ken October 9th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Geez Damon has got to catch that ball? did it even hit the fence?!?! hes looking at Cabrera instead of tracking the flight of the ball. Horrible outfield defense from Damon what else it new?

  866. Mac Daddy October 9th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    whats AJ’s pitch count??

  867. Steve October 9th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    We better get some hits. I would ph for Molina now with Posada. Tell AJ that is all tonight. The walks have threatened him all night and he then give us a big hit. This guy is a real head case. How can he look so dominating and then in a bat of an eyelash just give it away with wildness

  868. djsunyc October 9th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    the only weakness i felt the yanks had coming into the postseason was outfield defense in left and right…

    swish has made some good plays but damon looked lost on that one…

  869. rb October 9th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    That run will be the kick start the Yankee offense needs.

  870. Joekuh October 9th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    “here come the bridge jumpers”

    let them fly. kinda funny how if we come back in this game, they’ll twist and turn in the wind trying to change their words.

  871. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Damon should go, not matsui
    October 9th, 2009 at 7:57 pm
    Damon is a pathetic outfielder. That would have been a tough catch but holy crap, he might as well wear a skirt when he goes back towards the wall. It’s the freaking playoffs Johnny, go for it.
    *****

    GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR :evil: :evil: :evil:

  872. Rudy October 9th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    You guys have no faith in this team, it’s DISGUSTING.

  873. Uke October 9th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Past a diving Jeter (Except not so much in 2009)
    October 9th, 2009 at 7:56 pm
    This is typical yankee post season offense. They disappear game after game.
    ————————————————————-
    No need to answer, I’ve decided you are an idiot.

  874. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 9th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    UPDATE, 7:55 p.m.: That was a tough play, to be sure, but Damon also seemed to make it a little harder than it needed to be. Long run, yes, but why jump?”

    that’s what I thought. why did he jump?
    it looked like it hit off the warning track, not the wall.

  875. djsunyc October 9th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    the all hit 2/3rds of the way up on the fence – that’s why it bounced past melky…

  876. RS October 9th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Giving up a triple to Harris isn’t ideal, but Burnett has been fine today. If they lose this game it’s the offense’s fault.

  877. Carl October 9th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Posada is up

  878. tampayank October 9th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Another walk off is in the works

  879. JoeT 28 in 10!! October 9th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    This is going to be a big inning!! 2-3 runs right here

  880. Cy Blackburn > Yankees October 9th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    How can you twist words? Cy Blackburn is DOMINATING you. How can you not be upset about that?

  881. Jerkface October 9th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Burnett in 9 starts in which he walked 4 or more, only gave up more than 3 runs twice, and 3 times shut out the opposition.

    He is fine when he doesn’t give up hits and gets a lot of walks and K’s, that means his stuff is really moving. Its when he gives up a bunch of hits and compounds it with a walk here and there thats a problem.

  882. 100 pitches of fun... October 9th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Robertson should definitely start the 7th inning. Pinch hit for Molina. Damon should of caught that ball but you can’t walk everyone and expect it to not cost you eventually.

  883. Enough Youk October 9th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    who said the yanks will lose? it is only 1-0….Hard to grade Aj here he didn’t have a lot of damage…just so many walks…his offense hurt him….walks are frustrating though

  884. iiicollies October 9th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Harris makes an error at 3rd and Ys take the lead

  885. JoeT 28 in 10!! October 9th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    HIP HIP ….

  886. Posada's huge ears October 9th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Of course that combo’s done. If I caught the game the first time Burnett did something I didn’t like I’d throw the ball back to the mound over his head to show him up. Nobody defies me. If I caught this game the score would be 5-0 by now. Twins that is.

  887. Vader October 9th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Like Kitty would say let’s get 6 in the 6th.

  888. djsunyc October 9th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    you would think 14 walk off wins would change some opinions…

  889. Karen October 9th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Who knows Blackburn’s MO? Does he get tired in later innings? The guys ERA is not exactly stellar.

  890. Joekuh October 9th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    all things considered, if AJ doesn’t come back, he gave us a so called quality start.

  891. Mark-Cant Touch This October 9th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    SJ44 October 9th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Only a matter of time, given that he is walking the ballpark.

    Can’t bring him out for the 7th.

    When you can’t throw strikes, it’s tough to win playoff games.
    ______

    A.J gives up 1 run in 6 innings, the Yankees offense has 1 hit off a guy who had 40 more hits than innings pitch during the regular season. Who should you be more mad at?

  892. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Dearest New York Yankees Offense,

    You guys have been playing hard all season providing us fans with thrilling comeback wins. Lets get one here. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

    Sincerely Yours,
    Erica

  893. bru October 9th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    we have to find a way to get to blackburn because he is a soft tossing junkballer that will be left in til the end if we cant get to him

    he is behind to many batters
    same old story with burnett

    it doesnt matter who catches him

    wouldnt be any different

    i would bring posada in right now

  894. Phil - Not a troll since 2007 October 9th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Good thing Posada pinch hit for Molina because Molina would never have hit such a masterful fly out. :) (yes, sarcasm)

  895. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    They aren’t going to get gappers to fall with Gomez and Span out there.

  896. Steve October 9th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    If we blow this game then we are in trouble

  897. SJ44 October 9th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    7 walks, 2 HBP, and 3 hits in 6 innings.

    12 baserunners in 6 innings.

    That’s why Molina is in there?

    He pitched like crap tonight.

    A better hitting team scores 6 runs off him tonight.

    That’s why you NEVER take bats out of a lineup in the post-season.

  898. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    If NYY gets a break, it’s that Harris is a bad defensive 3rd baseman.

  899. Carl October 9th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Jete!!!

  900. rb October 9th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Let’s go offense!

  901. JoeT 28 in 10!! October 9th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    OH CAPTAIN!! I thought Gomez was going to track that one down too – man he is FAST!!!!

  902. Uke October 9th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    DEREKKKK!It would be nice if Damon made up for his crap play.

  903. RS October 9th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Damon needs to crank a ball into the right field seats in the worst way.

  904. Mac Daddy October 9th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    either teix or arod do something big this inning…

  905. MATC October 9th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    CAPTAIN!

  906. Joekuh October 9th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    good start DJ, good start. now, how do we bring him home?

  907. Karen October 9th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    GreenBeret7
    October 9th, 2009 at 8:01 pm
    They aren’t going to get gappers to fall with Gomez and Span out there.

    *******
    Well said GreenBeret7

  908. 100 pitches of fun... October 9th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Of course the captain tries to start things again…

  909. gianna24 October 9th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    I really hope Jeters hit gets them going!!!!

  910. Vader October 9th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    There were 15 walk offs.

  911. Carl October 9th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    SJ44

    Keep crying. 1-0 game.

  912. terpbomber October 9th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    All right, here’s a good place as any to do some damage. Any damage, please!

  913. Steve October 9th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    way to go Jeter. OK Johnny get your buddy home. we need a clutch hit now. Blackburn has let Posada and JEter hit ball hard

  914. Mark-Cant Touch This October 9th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    SJ44 October 9th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    7 walks, 2 HBP, and 3 hits in 6 innings.

    12 baserunners in 6 innings.

    That’s why Molina is in there?

    He pitched like crap tonight.

    A better hitting team scores 6 runs off him tonight.

    That’s why you NEVER take bats out of a lineup in the post-season.
    ________

    Who cares the guy gave up 1 run!

  915. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Great shot by Jeter, but, why did Gomez give up and why was he playing Jeter towards left field?

  916. lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) October 9th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    AJ so far. 6 IP 1 ER. 1.50 ERA. What an awful job. What is wrong with this guy, honestly to give up 1 run he has got to be a headcase.

    What is wrong with you people?

    If you told me before the game AJ would go 6 innings and give up 1 run I would sign up for that every day of the week. And he may not even be done yet. AJ has pitched great so far. This is why people hate Yankee fans

  917. randy l. October 9th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    mac daddy -

    what i know about you is that you think a heads up play by jeter is nothing special but you can’t tell me the last time you’ve seen another shortstop make a similar play.

    if you’re not a red sox troll prove it with some intelligent commentary about this game.

    oh, damn, you’re going to be upset, jeter just hit another routine double.

  918. L to the 2nd October 9th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    So AJ wasn’t “dominant”, but I gather you’ll all take 1 ER over 6, no?

    This is on the offense so far. Stop the hysteria.

  919. Scared of the Wall October 9th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Mark-Cant Touch This
    October 9th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    A.J gives up 1 run in 6 innings, the Yankees offense has 1 hit off a guy who had 40 more hits than innings pitch during the regular season. Who should you be more mad at?

    ————————————————–

    Agreed, Mark, I take that line from AJ any day of the week. Seems like some people around here just like to hate on him.

  920. The Ghost October 9th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Damon needs to atone here

  921. Mac Daddy October 9th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    damon is due…hes been bad for too long now

  922. Uke October 9th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    A double is a double dude, it was a nice hit, can you please get off Jeter’s jock, great player, no one is denying it.

  923. blackaccord October 9th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    gutsy move by Ron to pinch hit a RH against burnett.. AJ was having trouble controlling his pitches to the right handers… He was getting lefties like span, tolbert, punto and kubel pretty easily… After all the drama, Joe’s decision doesnt look bad as AJ had a quality outing and we missed posada’s AB only once..

  924. Phil - Not a troll since 2007 October 9th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Not sure Robertson is the guy…why not go to your top bullpen arms? They have an off day tomorrow. This ALDS schedule lets Hughes and Mo pitch every day.

  925. Vader October 9th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    The Stadium needs to step it up a notch.

  926. Frank & Beans October 9th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    LEts GOgogogogogogogogogo

  927. Mac Daddy October 9th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    what i know about you is that you think a heads up play by jeter is nothing special but you can’t tell me the last time you’ve seen another shortstop make a similar play.

    *******************
    tag a guy out who overran a base 3 feet from the base you are supposed to be covering?? happens all the time!! please stop posting…sound ridiculous

  928. The Ghost October 9th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    I’m with you Phil, Yankees go with Hughes next

  929. RS October 9th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    “A better hitting team scores 6 runs off him tonight.”

    How do you know that? In that great start against the Red Sox, he walked 6 and they still couldn’t touch him. This is why Burnett is pitching Game 2, btw. The chances of him imploding at home are much less than him imploding on the road. And it’s not like he hasn’t wiggled out of jams before.

  930. Carl October 9th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Yes! Tex lets make it happen!

  931. Wow October 9th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    You’d think we were just eliminated. Isn’t there 11 more outs? Down by one. I’ll take giving up 1 run in 6 innings and taking a chance we’ll come back and score.

  932. Posada's huge ears October 9th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    SJ44 I’m going to come and wipe your tears with my huge ears. While I’m drying your eyes the Yankees will make the final outs. You’re not missing anything.

  933. Uke October 9th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    LETS GO OFFENSE, GET A RUN ACROSS!

  934. Mac Daddy October 9th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    people bashing aj…LOL absurd…go watch tiny toons

  935. Enough Youk October 9th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    “Not sure Robertson is the guy…why not go to your top bullpen arms? They have an off day tomorrow. This ALDS schedule lets Hughes and Mo pitch every day.”

    Well said phil

  936. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 9th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    before tonight Tex was 6 for 6 off this guy. Come on MT !!

  937. bru October 9th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    SJ44
    October 9th, 2009 at 8:01 pm
    7 walks, 2 HBP, and 3 hits in 6 innings.

    12 baserunners in 6 innings.

    That’s why Molina is in there?

    He pitched like crap tonight.

    A better hitting team scores 6 runs off him tonight.

    That’s why you NEVER take bats out of a lineup in the post-season.

    ———————————————————-

    i dont think we see molina catch burnett again

    experiment over

    we are lucky it is not 5-0

  938. terpbomber October 9th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    A tailor made situation for Tex (or even better, A-Rod)…

  939. JoeT 28 in 10!! October 9th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    I would definitely pull Blackburn here – Teix has GREAT numbers against Blackburn and you need someone to be able to get Teix to roll one over.

  940. Frank & Beans October 9th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Tex, the league MVP will come through for us.

    GO YANKEES

  941. Vader October 9th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Tex needs to make something happen

  942. The Ghost October 9th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Ok Teix, time to earn the big bucks (you know he’s popping up and Easy Arod is going to pick him up)

  943. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    YAY!!!

    MPB Johnny Damon = Awesome :grin:

  944. Carl October 9th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Down by 1 run in the 6th inning and Yankee fans aren’t satisfied.

  945. Karl October 9th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Lets go Mark!!

  946. Pat M. October 9th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Blackburn is getting everything up

  947. iiicollies October 9th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Blackburn has hit the wall now

  948. Steve October 9th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    OK Tex. This is where you earn your Yankee plaque

  949. Michael T October 9th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Tex is not yet a True Yankee (TM)

  950. Eric October 9th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    SJ, he actually only gave up 5 walks. Still put way too many people on base though, he’s lucky the Twins are terrible

  951. blackaccord October 9th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    SJ, I have great respect for you but you sound like Mike Francessa here singing the same song.. For all you know, with AJ pitching badly if Posada had caught him, may be twins would have scored 5-6 runs..

  952. Uke October 9th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    Mac Daddy, I would just ignore him, everything Jeter does is insane and he is better than any player who has ever played the game, no one can possibly hit doubles or make good plays like Jeter does!

  953. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    Mac Daddy
    October 9th, 2009 at 8:04 pm
    damon is due…hes been bad for too long now
    ****

    This is dribble-

    Johnny Damon has never been bad this season. He had a small slump towards the end and got two huge hits int he last game.

  954. Enough Youk October 9th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    Aj did his job..6 innings one run…walks are not fun to watch..but he did his job

  955. rb October 9th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    It’s your turn Tex!!

  956. MG October 9th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    it looks like AJ is done, he wouldn’t be standing up if he was going to pitch the 7th

  957. Mac Daddy October 9th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    teix could hear the wrath of the bomber fans if he makes out here

  958. DW October 9th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    Tex is due for a hit.

  959. Steve October 9th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    We need a Tex message. Come on Tex. single

  960. Carl October 9th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    OH MY>MGLKNGLKSNG L

  961. RS October 9th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    So close…

  962. rb October 9th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Damn.

  963. terpbomber October 9th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Sterling getting excited is much ado about nothing again!

  964. The Ghost October 9th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    nice no call by the announcer.

  965. Dan October 9th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    I hate you John Sterling

  966. Mark-Cant Touch This October 9th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Just a little too quick!

  967. Steve October 9th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Close. Come on Tex. get a hit

  968. Frank & Beans October 9th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Tex should be league MVP!!

  969. djsunyc October 9th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    please…no double play…

  970. Mac Daddy October 9th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Mac Daddy, I would just ignore him, everything Jeter does is insane and he is better than any player who has ever played the game, no one can possibly hit doubles or make good plays like Jeter does!

    ****************
    prob right…i respect what jeter does but people make things up or embelish it to enhance his status as a player…

  971. Michael T October 9th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Jeter can channel World Peace too- simply through his fade haircut and his intangibles. He should have won Obama’s Nobel Prize.

  972. JoeT 28 in 10!! October 9th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    If not Teix – A-Rod will come through!!

    Teix walks, A-Rod hits a GRANNY!!

  973. Frank & Beans October 9th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Tex has MORE HR MORE RBI

  974. The Ghost October 9th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    guess who it’s going to come down to?

  975. randy l. October 9th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    gee macdaddy-

    that double by jeter seems to have upset you.

    true colors coming out?

  976. Enough Youk October 9th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    I can only imagine how sterling called that one

  977. Karen October 9th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    I feel a home run coming up by either Tex or ARod

  978. Michael T October 9th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Tex missed two meatballs there.

  979. djsunyc October 9th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    that was a good pitch – rode in on tex’s hands…

  980. Carl October 9th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Come on Alex!!

  981. Michael T October 9th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    True Yankee(TM) Fail!

  982. Cy Blackburn > Yankees October 9th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    So sad

  983. Uke October 9th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Erica, the last game of the season is not a huge game when you have clinched the divison for over a week, lol

  984. gianna24 October 9th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    What is up with Teixera??

  985. JZ October 9th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Tex hasn’t done anything in ALDS so far

  986. Steve October 9th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Geez. Tex is not hitting at all. Boy we needed a hit there. OK Alex this is your time. Do it for Kate

  987. lowshun October 9th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Tex had a good ab. Glad he didnt gidp so we can see what arod does here.

  988. Posada's huge ears October 9th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    I’m going back out to hit right now. My teammates all suck.

  989. djsunyc October 9th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    lol…arod in another huge situation…

    come on arod…let’s do it…

  990. Mac Daddy October 9th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    This is dribble-

    Johnny Damon has never been bad this season. He had a small slump towards the end and got two huge hits int he last game.

    *******************
    guy had 8 rbis the last 30+games and 0 HRS since Aug 30th…erica, easy sweetie

  991. terpbomber October 9th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    A-Rod, give it your all!

  992. Enough Youk October 9th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    where is kate hudson

  993. DW October 9th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Ok, let’s go A-rod.

  994. YankeeKid October 9th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Not a good time for Tex to fly out..oh well..let’s see what 30 million $-ROD does

  995. randy l. October 9th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    come on alex.

    short stroke.

    see the ball.

  996. Vader October 9th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Short swing and up the middle AleX

  997. terpbomber October 9th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    That’s MUCH better!

  998. Carl October 9th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    YEs!!!!

  999. djsunyc October 9th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    AROD!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1000. Uke October 9th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    ARODDDDDDD!

  1001. Pel October 9th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    CLUTCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111111111111111111111111111

  1002. Mark-Cant Touch This October 9th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Look who is clutch!!

  1003. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Uke
    October 9th, 2009 at 8:11 pm
    Erica, the last game of the season is not a huge game when you have clinched the divison for over a week, lol
    ***

    To say he sucks though is a blatent exaggeration. Conversely, it may not mean much to get two hits in a meaningless game. But it means even less when you don’t do anything

  1004. MG October 9th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    way to go, Arod, 3 consecutive 2 out hits with RISP

  1005. JoeT 28 in 10!! October 9th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    MR. OCTOBER (2009)!!!!

  1006. Rob in Vt. October 9th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    YayRod

  1007. rb October 9th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    ALEX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1008. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 9th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Arod is clutch!

  1009. igotid88 October 9th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Mr. Clutch A-Rod

  1010. RS October 9th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Arod!!

  1011. DW October 9th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Whoo!!!

  1012. MATC October 9th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    AROD UNSTOPPABLE

  1013. JZ October 9th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees!!!!!!!!

    A-ROD!

  1014. Vader October 9th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Or…between short and third

  1015. lowshun October 9th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    arod does it!!!!

  1016. Tom in N.J. October 9th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    clutch-rod!

  1017. YankeeKid October 9th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    YEAH!!

  1018. Jeremy October 9th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Thank God for A-rod !

  1019. Mac Daddy October 9th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    gee macdaddy-

    that double by jeter seems to have upset you.

    true colors coming out?

    ***********
    very happy with the dbl…ECSTATIC bout ARODS HUGE sgl…AROD HATERS, Time to find someone new!!!

  1020. Karen October 9th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    I definitely think A Rod should marry Kate because I like whatever it is that she is doing for him

  1021. The Ghost October 9th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    The Ghost October 9th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Ok Teix, time to earn the big bucks (you know he’s popping up and Easy Arod is going to pick him up)

    ==========

    nice call Ghost

  1022. JZ October 9th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    I love you!

  1023. Joekuh October 9th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    “good start DJ, good start. now, how do we bring him home?”

    TY A-Rod for answering my request! 1-1!!!!!!!

  1024. Michael T October 9th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    That was not a good AB by Tex- worked a hitter’s count and missed 2 hitter’s pitches from a guy with mediocre stuff. And if Arod’s screaming grounder was right at someone he would still be a choker.

  1025. randy l. October 9th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    ROUTINE CLUTCH SHORT STROKE BY ALEX!!!!!

    you ok mac duddy?

  1026. Steve October 9th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Alex. Nice job.

  1027. GGBG (Magic Number: reset to 10) October 9th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    WOHOO! AROD!

  1028. Frank & Beans October 9th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Hey critics specially ESPN how does Arods ASSSSSS taste

  1029. Yanks_Fan October 9th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    I f’n love this new A-Rod!

  1030. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Man, that has to be a huge cinfifewnse boost to Rodriguez. That hit meant more than the two last night, and those were huge for a lot of reasons.

  1031. S.A.--Serenity Now October 9th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Alex :)

  1032. MG October 9th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Ron Mahay, released by KC earlier this season, is going to face Matsui in probably the key at bat for the series. I like the Yankees chances here.

  1033. Shdw October 9th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Is anyone else amazed at how different A-Rod’s at bats have been this season?

  1034. KO October 9th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Here’s what Alex has to say- Where them haters at?????????? Huh???? Where are you?????????? THis is the present time. This is the here and now. This isn’t a few years ago or last year. This is 09. This is the Yankees year. Let’s do this

  1035. Rob Thompson October 9th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Oh yeah, baby. The floodgates have been opened. The damn has been broken. I smell fresh runs on the way.

  1036. CK in LA October 9th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Matsui-san!!!!

  1037. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    I am so mad right now. LOL

    I kept wondering how you guys were typing stuff before I knew it was happening.

    Then I realized. I rewound the Jeter play on my DVR like 3 times and I was not watching live.

    I cannot believe I did that

  1038. Yankees got a HIT! Yay... October 9th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    I wonder who will choke out of the bullpen? Can you put your season in robertson’s hands? when you have Joba and Hughes out there ?

  1039. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 9th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    “That was not a good AB by Tex-”

    he missed a 3-run homer by about 2 feet!

  1040. djsunyc October 9th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    my name is arod and i am the best player in all of baseball…

  1041. GGBG (Magic Number: reset to 10) October 9th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Lets be real here….that was not a “Reggie Jackson kind of moment”

  1042. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    huge “confidence” boost to Rodriguez.

    Wrong night to be sniffing glue.

  1043. Rob Thompson October 9th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    There is no one in MLB that is having a more clutch postseason than Alexander so far. And yet we’ve just begun…

  1044. MATC October 9th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    GODZILLA CRUSH HIM!!!

  1045. kd October 9th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    time for matsui to make some noise

  1046. Steve October 9th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    OK Mats. This is your moment to put a nice crooked number on the board.

  1047. Yankees got a HIT! Yay... October 9th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Sui has been clutch, we’ll see

  1048. GGBG (Magic Number: reset to 10) October 9th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    If I were a manager, I would not bring in a lefty to face Matsui

  1049. Carl October 9th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Lets go Sui!!

  1050. djsunyc October 9th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    a lefty to matsui? are they nuts? matsui feasts on lefties…

  1051. Mark-Cant Touch This October 9th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Now the man with ice water in his veins, Matsui!!!

  1052. Eric October 9th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    A-Rod is so unclutch. I can’t even believe he had the nerve to hit just a game-tying single when a homerun would have given us the lead!

    /sarcasm

  1053. Wow October 9th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Welcome to the Yankees A-Rod.

  1054. Mac Daddy October 9th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Hey critics specially ESPN how does Arods ASSSSSS taste

    **********************
    Here’s what Alex has to say- Where them haters at?????????? Huh???? Where are you??????????
    **************************
    prob coming up with more excuses on how to bash the best player in the game!!!

  1055. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    I wish A-Rod was clutch :cry:

  1056. Rob Thompson October 9th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Anyone else smellin’ a three run thrilla on it’s way?

  1057. Joekuh October 9th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    But i must admit, Blackburn pitched his butt off tonight. This game reminds me a lot of the sweep series against the Sox. Great pitching early, action in the end. hopefully we’ll come out on top.

  1058. Frank & Beans October 9th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    GO GO MATSUI!!!!!!

  1059. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Pete’s so mad right now, he just chewed off his left arm.

  1060. Carl October 9th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    ahhh. Lets go Yankees!

  1061. Yankees got a HIT! Yay... October 9th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    I guess he joined everyone else in the choking

  1062. Enough Youk October 9th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    yankee mvp: kate hudson

  1063. Uke October 9th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Yankees got a HIT! Yay…
    October 9th, 2009 at 8:15 pm
    I wonder who will choke out of the bullpen? Can you put your season in robertson’s hands? when you have Joba and Hughes out there ?
    —————————————————–
    You have lost your posting privileges due to not being a true fan and an idiot.

  1064. Mark-Cant Touch This October 9th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Good inning we got Blackburn out of the game. its now Bullpen vs. Bullpen

  1065. Steve October 9th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    ugh. Got Mats to turn one over for a weak ground ball out. Needed to put the big number on the board. OK time for the pen to hold them in 7th until we turn it over to Hughes and Mo

  1066. Sam Borden October 9th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Joba’s in, and we’re going to a new thread.

  1067. MG October 9th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    with the game tied and in the hands of both bullpens it’s a big advantage to the Yankees. Blackburn showed me a lot tonight, he’s going to be a good starting pitcher for a long time.

  1068. djsunyc October 9th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    lol…twins score…no problem for jeter, he just starts it with a double…the dude is a special player.

    i always thought he was great…but this season made me realize just how special he is…

    and the steroid scandal is turning out to be the best thing to ever happen to arod…

  1069. Pat M. October 9th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Randy I, Alex’s stroke is so efficient..The other night I compared it to a boxer’s 6 inch knockout punch…..Man he looks great……

  1070. Michael T October 9th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    DT-

    And how much does a long foul ball count on the scoreboard? He saw 2 mistakes (very few tonight from Blackburn) when he could be selective and had nothing to show for it.

  1071. Erica - always OPPC October 9th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    :arrow:

  1072. Vader October 9th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    D-Rob?

  1073. JF October 9th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    joba, hughes, mo….we just need some offense…

  1074. Joekuh October 9th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    sorry GB, but LMFAO @ cinfifewnse boost

  1075. randy l. October 9th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    erica -

    the problem is you have to keep doing what you were doing when something good happens.

    we’ll keep you up to date , but you have to go back to watching the taped game :)

  1076. rb October 9th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    So who comes out of the pen?

  1077. Carl October 9th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Joba

  1078. Posada's huge ears October 9th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    I’m the 7th inning entertainment. I’m going to the windiest part of the field and let the wind catch my huge ears. Then I’m flying around like Dumbo dropping leaflets telling eveyone how much Molina stinks.

  1079. Yankees got a HIT! Yay... October 9th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Uke, how do you figure? How can you use robertson in a meaningful game with hughes and joba out there?

  1080. GGBG (Magic Number: reset to 10) October 9th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Stop.

    Joba time.

  1081. Rob Thompson October 9th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Jobamania unleashed. Mission about to begin. Rockets locked and loaded.

  1082. GreenBeret7 October 9th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    MG
    October 9th, 2009 at 8:18 pm
    with the game tied and in the hands of both bullpens it’s a big advantage to the Yankees. Blackburn showed me a lot tonight, he’s going to be a good starting pitcher for a long time.

    ————————————————————

    Without looking at his numbers, I’d say that pitching on carpet is not his strong suit, given his style of pitching.

  1083. Mac Daddy October 9th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    lets hope posadas catching doest screw this up

  1084. Yankees got a HIT! Yay... October 9th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    I guess this is why joba is in… 6 and than it’s a JobHughMo

  1085. Pel October 9th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Craig with some enthralling insight.

  1086. Yankees got a HIT! Yay... October 9th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    He’s throwing 96… heh

  1087. Michael T October 9th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Joba is attacking but what happened to the high 90s heat from the pen?

  1088. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 9th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Count on the captain…

    Blackburn besieged by Bombers …

    A-Rod, a rebirth…

  1089. Matt K October 9th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    First Phillip Coke, then Chad GAWWDAN? Jerick Jeter? Wow..Chip Carey sucks

  1090. Bronx Jeers October 9th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Whooo that was a nice shower.

    Did I miss anything?

  1091. Steve October 9th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Joba is a different pitcher in pen vs. in rotation. He is making the case that he belongs in the pen

  1092. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 9th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    new post people :arrow:

  1093. Michael T October 9th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Stay on the outer half with Maurer. Me scared…

  1094. Carl October 9th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Ouch

  1095. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 9th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Joba in the pen…

    Glory once, will be again…

    Twenty-seven sails!

  1096. Matt K October 9th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    97 in the foot..(Quagmire voice)..alright..

  1097. Steve October 9th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    they seem to always get men on base with 2 outs. Can we please have easy innings

  1098. Jim the VT Yankeefan October 9th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    I never noticed before that Joba and AJ wear the same black and white neck band. Whats up with that?

  1099. Frank & Beans October 9th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    HAAA you were wrong!!!! MR BORDEN!!!

  1100. Rob Thompson October 9th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    My only problem with Hughes, and it’s a small one, is he keeps the bill of his cap down too low. Outside of Andy, very un-Yankee like. Also, doesn’t that make it harder to see??

  1101. yankeenate October 9th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Two runs from two walks…been dodging this all night

  1102. KO October 9th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    absolutely terrible pitch call… u throw a little scrapper Punto a curveball when you throw 95 mph gas that he can’t come close to catching up to…. that is a bad, bad choice of pitches… that offspeed pitch is doing punto a huge favor

  1103. yankeenate October 9th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    They don’t want to go to Minny tied at 1-1

  1104. daled October 9th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    200,000,000 invested in talent
    and home plate ump makes up his own strike zone

    the problem, human error, is correctable with already existing technology

    get the human bias out of the play offs

  1105. YESS! October 9th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Clutch-Rod again!

  1106. Ken October 9th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Nathan looks like a nervous wreck out there looking at his facial expressions. This guy is not a premier closer in my mind.

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