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ALDS Game 3: Yankees at Twins

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

Pitching: LHP Andy Pettitte (14-8, 4.16 ERA regular season)

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

Pitching: RHP Carl Pavano (14-12, 5.10 ERA regular season)

TIME/TV: 7:07 p.m., TBS

WEATHER: Pretty terrible. Temps in the 30s, sporadic snow showers and biting wind chill. Good thing the Twins have a roof on the Dome made out of this stuff.

STATE OF THE STRIPES: Sweep-ish. The Yankees are up 2-0 in the best-of-five series and are one win away from the ALCS. The Twins came into the postseason as the hottest team, but the Yankees have cooled them off in two different ways: With a gem from CC Sabathia in Game 1 and an 11-inning thriller in Game 2.

DON’T PETT THE ANIMALS: Andy Pettitte is making his 36th postseason start tonight, which means the veteran lefty has basically pitched one full season in October during his career. His numbers? 14-9, 3.96 ERA. His regular-season averages? 17-10, 3.91 ERA. In other words, he’s one of the best at making the biggest games seem just like every other. Pettitte also owns the Twins – the last time he lost a game to Minnesota was April 30, 2001.

A-PLUS FOR A-ROD: Alex Rodriguez seems to have forgotten whatever it was that plagued him in previous Octobers, busting out for five RBI in the first two games of the series including his “Yankee Moment” in Game 2 when he crushed a two-run homer in the ninth inning to tie the game. A-Rod is 4-for-8 in the series.

FLIP THAT HOUSE: Playing in the Dome is supposed to be a big advantage for the Twins but the Yankees seem more at home there than Minny does. The Twins have lost seven straight home playoff games, four of which were to the Yankees during the 2003 and 2004 first rounds.

QUIET LUMBER: Despite being up 2-0, the Yankees haven’t gotten much production from the vaunted lineup. Other than A-Rod and Derek Jeter, no Yankee regular is hitting over .300 in the series. Mark Teixiera and Jorge Posada have two hits in the ALDS; Nick Swisher, Melky Cabrera, Hideki Matsui, Robinson Cano and Johnny Damon all have just one.

CRAZY CARL: In case you hadn’t heard, former Yankee Carl Pavano is standing between the Yankees and the second round. Pavano occasionally played – I use the term loosely – for the Yankees from 2005-08, then signed with Cleveland this year and was traded to the Twins at the deadline. Assuming he doesn’t suffer a debilitating hangnail early, he could do some damage against the Yankees: In two starts against them this season, he allowed just four runs in 13 1/3 combined innings.

IF THERE WERE WALK-TO-THE-PLATE MUSIC IN REAL LIFE, TODAY’S WOULD BE: Dance N Sweep by Elephant Man. (You can hate the music, but how can you hate the title?)

Chad Jennings and I are in the house, and we’ll be back with much, much, much more later on.

UPDATE, 4:04 p.m.: Chad here. Sam and I watched the top of the Red Sox ninth at the hotel, then got to the Metrodome in time to see the Angels win it. Girardi talks to the media in 15 minutes. More updates after that session.

UPDATE, 4:31 p.m.: Not much out of the Girardi press briefing, as expected. He talked about the team’s defense, about watching the end of the Red Sox game and about how other closers’ struggles so far this postseason makes him appreciate Mariano Rivera even more. Audio coming in a moment.

UPDATE, 4:41 p.m.: Here’s the audio from Girardi. By the way, all updates tonight are time stamped with New York (not local) times, mostly because that’s what’s on my computer and it’s hard for me to remember to subtract an hour every time. No offense, Central Time Zoners.

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UPDATE, 4:55 p.m.: Just for fun, here’s the Yankees vs. Pavano and the Twins vs. Pettitte.

What jumps out? Not much, other than to look for some offense from the top of the Yankees order tonight. If Jeter and Damon continue to have success against Pavano, A-Rod and Teixeira should have plenty of chances for some more big hits.

In terms of the Twins, there are several who have hit Pettitte well (albeit in limited at-bats). Harris has had a big series already, and he clearly doesn’t mind facing Pettitte. Same with Delmon Young.

UPDATE, 5:01 p.m.: From his session with the beat writers, Joe Girardi’s take on the Angels: “Their lineup is very good. Up and down their lineup, guys have become more patient in their lineup. They have power, they have speed, they can score runs in so many different ways. Their starting rotation is good, it’s balanced. A couple of lefties, a couple of righties. Their bullpen has done a good job. I just think they’re a complete team, and they create problems for teams with their team speed. They really do. We have to prepare for it, and the thing with their team speed is, I don’t think you can let it rattle you. That’s what we have to talk about, because they’re going to run.”

UPDATE, 5:08 p.m.: Twins are coming off the field and several Yankees are already out stretching. They’ll start hitting shortly. In other news, the Twins press box staff left TBS on all the TVs after the Angels-Red Sox game ended, so we’re getting “Road Trip” in here which, even without the sound on, is still pretty funny. Bonus trivia: Several scenes in “Road Trip” were filmed at Emory University, official Division III school of the LoHud Yankees Blog (Mizzou is the official Division I school, thanks to Chad).

UPDATE, 5:13 p.m.: In case you’re wondering, Girardi said C.C. Sabathia is going through his daily routine as if there will be a Game 4 tomorrow. I’m sure you assumed that to be the case, but confirmation is a good thing. Maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies (the lessons of Shawshank Redemption can be applied to every situation). Apparently it’s the movie hour here at LoHud.

(Capital H in LoHud. Lessons learned from Sam Borden.)

Damon Game 3

Cano Game 3

 

UPDATE, 6:31 p.m.: That’s Robinson Cano throwing to Jorge Posada during batting practice, and that’s Johnny Damon signing for the crowd above the Yankees dugout.

UPDATE, 6:39 p.m.: Nice ovation for Joe Mauer who was just announced as the AL batting champion. Mauer tipped his cap and the crowd responded by chanting “MVP” several times.

UPDATE, 6:56 p.m.: Here’s hoping the new Target Field has updated scoreboard technology; the “big screen” here is only slightly larger than the TVs hanging from the ceiling of the Yankee Stadium home clubhouse and the pre-game stats they were giving included the “Yankees leaders” in “games played” during this ALDS. In case you’re wondering, it’s a tie between “everyone” with 2.

UPDATE, 7:07 p.m.: Say what you want about the Twins, but TC the Bear is cool, though I rank him behind Billy the Marlin, as well as almost anyone from the ZOOperstars, who are fantastic.

UPDATE, 7:10 p.m.: And we’re off. It’s 39 degrees outside and 68 inside the Dome. Pavano is one batter in and isn’t hurt yet. Just keeping you posted.

UPDATE, 7:25 p.m.: Two K’s for Pavano, who gets A-Rod swinging over that splitter/change that Flaherty talked about earlier.

UPDATE, 7:31 p.m.: Not a lot of good-looking swings off Pavano so far and the crowd in here is juiced.

UPDATE, 7:42 p.m.: Well, it’s clearly Pavano’s night — if he was wearing a Yankees uniform, that shard of Cano’s bat would have probably lodged in his windpipe.

UPDATE, 7:45 p.m.: Whoops. Swish thought it was ball four. Back in the box and it’s suddenly strike three instead. Four K’s in eight batters for Pavano.

UPDATE, 7:47 p.m.: And the nightmare is over – there will be no perfect game by Carl Pavano tonight. Second time through the order will be interesting; Pavano isn’t generally the kind of pitcher who can overpower a team.

UPDATE, 7:56 p.m.: Pettitte is trading punches (pitches?) with Pavano and showing his playoff mettle. You’d think the Yankees would be able to break through on Pavano at some point. Laying off that splitter/change would be a good way to start.

UPDATE, 8:04 p.m.: If George Steinbrenner were still George Steinbrenner, he’d be yelling at someone about how the Yankees were silly to let a warrior like Pavano go.

UPDATE, 8:13 p.m.: Just what everyone predicted: a pitcher’s duel. Eleven of the first 25 hitters in this game have struck out.

UPDATE, 8:20 p.m.: Hideki Matsui never broke for second and Pavano danced out of the fifth inning with an unassisted double play at first base. The good news for the Yankees is that Robinson Cano hit the ball hard and so did Jorge Posada, but an actual run would be nice.

UPDATE, 8:26 p.m.: Another heads-up play from Swisher there to get the force at second. Couple of hard hit balls off Pettitte but no damage done so far.

UPDATE, 8:35 p.m.: Can’t blame the Twins fans for booing a call along the foul line, but that one was clearly fair. Chance for Damon to give the Yanks a lead here.

UPDATE, 8:37 p.m.: Not so much. Pavano freezes Damon with a 91 mph fastball that tails right across the plate. Now it’s right back on Pettitte to match the zero.

UPDATE, 8:48 p.m.: Tough spot right here for Andy – two on, two out and the best hitter in the league at the plate. One run is a lot in this game.

UPDATE, 8:49 p.m.: That didn’t take long. Mauer goes the other way and it’s 1-0 Twins. The “MVP!” chants are bouncing off the baggie. Pettitte’s got to bear down and keep it right here. Robertson is up in the pen.

UPDATE, 8:52 p.m.: High heat gets Pettitte out of it, and he screams in frustration as he walks off. He knows that one run looks huge right now.

UPDATE, 9:01 p.m.: Direct quote from Chad: “Alex Rodriguez hit a postseason HR in a game in which Carl Pavano was throwing a shutout. It’s just a weird, weird game.” Couldn’t agree more. Whatever, it’s 1-1 and the crowd – save for a brief “steroid” chant – has gone quiet. Joba up in the pen.

UPDATE, 9:04 p.m.: And Posada goes deep to make it – all of a sudden – a one-run Yankees lead. Two opposite field homers, one crushed (A-Rod’s) and one that just barely got over the wall (Posada’s). Joba to Hughes to Mariano?

UPDATE, 9:06 p.m.: By the way, A-Rod has a career-high six RBI in this playoff series. The most he’s ever had in a whole postseason is eight, and that was in 11 games in 2004.

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1,216 Responses to “ALDS Game 3: Yankees at Twins”

  1. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    3 hours and 56 minutes until Game 3!!!!!

  2. 100 pitches of fun... October 11th, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    As someone posted last night the Yanks aren’t getting shut down by a pitcher 3 times in one season if their name isn’t Halladay, Burnett or Kazmir. LET’S GO YANKEES!!!

  3. Scared of the Wall October 11th, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Nice one, Papelbon…

  4. 100 pitches of fun... October 11th, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    The great Papelbum gives up 2….

  5. upstate kate October 11th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    looks like the Angels woke up again

  6. Doreen October 11th, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    I’m so torn watching this “other” game. While I lke that Wagner got hit up, and I’d love for Papelbon to fold, I really, really want the game to go back to Cali.

    How about an extra inning game today?

  7. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    lucky duck!!! Didnt papelbum throw 98 at one point in his career??

  8. Carl October 11th, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    If you thought BG was bad a couple nights ago. It could have been worse. Wiltz fail.

  9. JZ October 11th, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    Sox wins today….

  10. randy l. October 11th, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    juan” long gone from the yankees” knocks in two runs off papelbon who’s in for a 4 out save.
    5-4 red sox.

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

    I wouldn’t mind some extra innings in this Sox Angels game

  12. bru October 11th, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    terrible to get picked off with the go ahead run up

  13. S.o.S. October 11th, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    I wouldnt mind watching Puckerbon blew the save and year for the sox today. It would be a good apetizer for the main course later on today.

  14. 100 pitches of fun... October 11th, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    You would think Scoiscia would want to get Fuentes some work in this game. But I guess he is scared of the Sox seeing him to often since he stinks.

  15. El duque October 11th, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    I hate myself to rute for the Red SOx! But I have to!

  16. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus October 11th, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    “WEATHER: Pretty terrible. Temps in the 30s, sporadic snow showers and biting wind chill. Good thing the Twins have a roof on the Dome made out of this stuff.”

    Outdoor stadium next year = totally great idea

  17. Ed H. (Winner of Guess the Postseason Lineup) October 11th, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    This game thread has been up for about ten minutes and already has more posts than Pete’s RS game thread, up over 3 hours and in the eighth inning.

  18. Pris October 11th, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    Why we keep saying Angels will run on teams all day long when their SB% is the 21st of the entire league?

  19. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    S.o.S.
    October 11th, 2009 at 3:13 pm
    I wouldnt mind watching Puckerbon blew the save and year for the sox today. It would be a good apetizer for the main course later on today.

    *****

    The 4 out save wreaks of desperation for Francona

  20. S.A.--Serenity Now October 11th, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    Let’s go Yankees

  21. KF October 11th, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Doreen
    I agree, if the series goes back to California neither team will be able to set up their rotation for the Yanks and they’ll have to deal with a long flight back to the east coast. Go Yanks….

  22. randy l. October 11th, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    “randy
    When Pete left I asked him to take the trolls with him.
    Glad to see he listened. Now if he can get you to stay there. ”

    maine yankee-

    what would really help pete out is if i could talk trisha into going with me.

    just her and me telling each other how stupid the other was would boost the comments at least to 50-100 a day.

    but i think i’ve heard enough out of you today bullwinkle :)

  23. Vince October 11th, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    What’s not to like about a smug look on Papelbon’s face ?

  24. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Rebecca–Optimist Prime–Montero Fanaticus Primus
    October 11th, 2009 at 3:14 pm
    “WEATHER: Pretty terrible. Temps in the 30s, sporadic snow showers and biting wind chill. Good thing the Twins have a roof on the Dome made out of this stuff.”

    Outdoor stadium next year = totally great idea

    ****

    Hahaha. I had a discussion about that with my dad last night. He goes, “Well, the Twins did play outside for years when they were first established”.

    And I reminded him it worked out so well that they had to build the Metrodome

  25. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Rebecca-

    Do you know the line up yet?

  26. eric October 11th, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    itd be quite nice for papelbon to blow it….

  27. timo October 11th, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    The last time the Twins played an outdoor WS, game 7 was over on Oct 14.

    November won’t be so kind.

  28. Ed H. (Winner of Guess the Postseason Roster) October 11th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    I just want the Red Sox dead and buried. I am so tired of them already.

  29. S.o.S. October 11th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    What’s not to like about a smug look on Papelbon’s face ?

    ————

    His face reminds me of those “Beer face” commercials they had a couple years back. Where their face puckers up from the bad beer. It must explain why i need the alchohol when watching him pitch.

  30. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Ed H. (Winner of Guess the Postseason Roster)
    October 11th, 2009 at 3:21 pm
    I just want the Red Sox dead and buried. I am so tired of them already.

    ****

    How about dead and buried after a Game 5 18 inning fight to the death against the Angels?

  31. Denise October 11th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    I want the Red Sox to win, if anything, extend this series longer! not to mention, we’ve been playing much better against them 2nd half of season!

  32. Fran (the original) and OPPC member October 11th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    An insurance run for the Red Sox. Looks like Game 4 tomorrow.

  33. El duque October 11th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    there comes the closer !:)

  34. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    S.o.S.
    October 11th, 2009 at 3:22 pm
    What’s not to like about a smug look on Papelbon’s face ?

    ————

    His face reminds me of those “Beer face” commercials they had a couple years back. Where their face puckers up from the bad beer. It must explain why i need the alchohol when watching him pitch.

    *****

    Actually it’s Zoolander’s Blue Steel :-)

  35. Doreen October 11th, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m getting a little tired of the constant updates on the posting on that Boston blog. C’mon guys – we’re secure here, aren’t we? :)

  36. carlo October 11th, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Does it seem as though papelbon always works with a cushion in post season save opps? How many of his post season saves have been of the 1 run variety?

  37. Nice Guy October 11th, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    The ALDS so far has been just perfect for us Yankee fans. That will continue if the Yanks PULVARIZE Pavano today to oblivion.
    I smell serious sweep, and serious poetic justice against the Idle.

  38. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Doreen
    October 11th, 2009 at 3:24 pm
    I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m getting a little tired of the constant updates on the posting on that Boston blog. C’mon guys – we’re secure here, aren’t we?
    ***

    I agree. Its very jealous ex-like

  39. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    WEATHER: Pretty terrible. Temps in the 30s, sporadic snow showers and biting wind chill. Good thing the Twins have a roof on the Dome made out of this stuff.

    ****
    Nice Ghostbusters reference Sam!!!!!

    “What did you do Ray????”

  40. Ed H. (Winner of Guess the Postseason Roster) October 11th, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Erica – always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Ed H. (Winner of Guess the Postseason Roster)
    October 11th, 2009 at 3:21 pm
    I just want the Red Sox dead and buried. I am so tired of them already.

    ****

    How about dead and buried after a Game 5 18 inning fight to the death against the Angels?
    ———————

    I’ll take it. :)

    I simply don’t have it in me to root for them, Erica, regardless of circumstances. But, I certainly would not object to having a fresh Yankees team meeting a worn down ALCS opponent to begin that series. Go Yanks!

  41. S.o.S. October 11th, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Can i add stalkerish/red sox fan like? Time to wish him well and move on with the best blog ever made.

  42. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus October 11th, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    Erica: Haven’t seen it. It’s a seven start so I wouldn’t expect a lineup just yet.

  43. Vrsce October 11th, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Sox will live to fight another day.

  44. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Rebecca–Optimist Prime–Montero Fanaticus Primus
    October 11th, 2009 at 3:30 pm
    Erica: Haven’t seen it. It’s a seven start so I wouldn’t expect a lineup just yet.

    *****

    During the regular season, the line up was always out at 3:40 for 7pm starts. Which is about 3 hours and 20 minutes prior to game time.

    All week long the line ups have been leaked earlier than that

  45. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    3 hours and 28 minutes until Game 3!!!!

  46. Ed H. (Winner of Guess the Postseason Roster) October 11th, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    Erica – always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Doreen
    October 11th, 2009 at 3:24 pm
    I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m getting a little tired of the constant updates on the posting on that Boston blog. C’mon guys – we’re secure here, aren’t we?
    ***

    I agree. Its very jealous ex-like
    —————-

    Nope, I’m just proud of what we have here and am grateful to be a part of it.

    Unlike some others, I like Pete and wish him well no matter what he does. I guess I’m amazed to see the uphill battle he’s facing. I won’t post more about it if it annoys people though.

  47. Ken October 11th, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    The Sox are tough to beat at Fenway. They are an entirely different animal. I wont be shocked at all if this goes to a game 5. Francona brings out the best in them.

  48. rconn23 October 11th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    This series is over.

    Angels had their chance and absolutely blew it. No way they beat Lester and Beckett again.

  49. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Ed H-

    Your post didn’t bother me. You haven’t been doing it much. I just wish him well and I don’t like when I see other people on here picking him apart.

    It must be scary enough to start a new job and try to impress people and find almost no reaction to your work. Can you imagine if you had people from your old job heckling you the whole way?

    Again, I am not saying you are doing that. But other people are. Its just not right

  50. Iris (adiehardyankeesfan.blogspot.com) October 11th, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Let’s go Yankees!!

    Check out my blog

  51. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 11th, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    The Sox’s offense is entirely dependent on the Green Monster, which their RHB thrive on. Their righty bats all but disappear on the road.

    Their OPS at home is .862, as opposed to .753 on the road.

    They hit .284 at home, and .257 away.

    Their OBP splits are .365/.340.

    I think they’ve also hit into, like, 37 more DPs on the road.

    That Pedroia 2-run hit was entirely created by the Green Monster. On the road, they aren’t even mediocre, as their sub-500 record attests to.

  52. Fran (the original) and OPPC member October 11th, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Bobby Abreu with a chance here.

  53. Josh October 11th, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    The Sox’s offense is entirely dependent on the Green Monster, which their RHB thrive on. Their righty bats all but disappear on the road.

    Their OPS at home is .862, as opposed to .753 on the road.

    They hit .284 at home, and .257 away.

    Their OBP splits are .365/.340.

    I think they’ve also hit into, like, 37 more DPs on the road.

    That Pedroia 2-run hit was entirely created by the Green Monster. On the road, they aren’t even mediocre, as their sub-500 record attests to.
    =============
    Amen.

  54. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 11th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    Ed H. (Winner of Guess the Postseason Roster)
    October 11th, 2009 at 3:21 pm
    I just want the Red Sox dead and buried. I am so tired of them already.
    ====

    I wouldn’t worry about it. They’ve got one foot in the grave, and they ain’t coming back. I only wish they would – we match up great against them.

  55. Coach October 11th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    Meanwhile, over at Pete Abe’s new blog, we are at a shocking 14 comments for an entire day worth of posts. Socks fans stink.

  56. Joe from Long Island October 11th, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    C’mon Bobby!

  57. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    coach, where is pete’s blog at?

  58. Carl October 11th, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    1 run game

  59. Joe from Long Island October 11th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Yup, Red Sox have best ‘pen in baseball.

  60. Coach October 11th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Cashman did the right thing with Abreu, but Bobby has been some sort of a value this year for the LAA of A

  61. Doreen October 11th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Uh-oh.

    Okay. One more allowed for extras. Nice to see Papelbon falter, but I want 5 games. 5 games and a west-coast trip.

    Or a third out now would be fine.

    5 games needs to win this game!!

  62. Vader October 11th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    I think Chone would have scored.

  63. bru October 11th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    go angels

  64. Rishi October 11th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Hey all! “stuck” in cancun all weekend at my cousin’s wedding and missed all the game 2 excitement!! Finally got an internet connection at the airport and had to check in here.

    Unbelievable game! Can’t wait to get in tonight and see coverage of a Yankee celebration!

  65. BFARBS October 11th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    vlad has a chance to be a postseason hero

  66. Vader October 11th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Funny how Buck says that Paplebon has not alloowed a post season run and then what happens…

  67. bru October 11th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    3 posts eaten up

  68. Carl October 11th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Blown save!!!

  69. Coach October 11th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    If you want to see Pete’s new (sad) place, just go google boston.com extra bases blog.

    Makes you so grateful for what we have here.

  70. Ed H. (Winner of Guess the Postseason Roster) October 11th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Erica – always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Ed H-

    Your post didn’t bother me. You haven’t been doing it much. I just wish him well and I don’t like when I see other people on here picking him apart.

    It must be scary enough to start a new job and try to impress people and find almost no reaction to your work. Can you imagine if you had people from your old job heckling you the whole way?

    Again, I am not saying you are doing that. But other people are. Its just not right

    ———————————–
    I agree, Erica. I think it’s pretty crass, actually. Without Pete, we wouldn’t be here.

    The Globe actually had Amalie Benjamin and Adam Kilgore doing a live chat with fans during the game while Pete did the game post alone. Not very supportive to Pete.

    I think that the guys here are doing a great job since Pete left and expect this blog to continue to thrive. I also miss Pete and will continue to support his work, even with the hated Sox. (My daughter laughs at me about how strong my feelings are in this rivalry.)

  71. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus October 11th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Holy moly!

  72. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    WHOOOOOO HOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

  73. Josh October 11th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Papelbon Humiliated In Front Of A Nationwide audience!

  74. m October 11th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    I’m actually a little sad that we won’t see those fishy lips anymore after today.

  75. 100 pitches of fun... October 11th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    WOW, Paps threw him too good of a 1st pitch.

  76. S.o.S. October 11th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Wheres the BEER FACE now Puckerman?
    I LOVE IT!!

  77. timo October 11th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Wow. Walk to Figgins was killer.

  78. Farr and Howe--this post brought to you by W.B. Mason-- October 11th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    hahahaaaaahahaha-red soxs suck

  79. Bronx Jeers October 11th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Oh this is just too funny.

    As much as I want to see the Sox in the ALCS, seeing Papels blow this is just so much fun.

  80. eric October 11th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    WOW! im sorry, but how do u intentionally walk a mistake hitter (hunter) to face vlad???????

  81. Pel October 11th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Oh how sweep it is.

  82. kd October 11th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    I thoroughly enjoy watching pap blow saves. does this make me a bad person?

  83. EY October 11th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    I don’t want the Sux to get swept though. I want them to battle out to 12 innings every time and worn out before we face either of them in the ALCS.

  84. Wangawa October 11th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    PAPELBLOWN!

  85. bru October 11th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    bye bye rs

    angels are tough

  86. chris October 11th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Hahaha! Papsmear gets blown the eff up and cries. Boston stinks. This day can only get better with our Yanks sweeping Minny.

    Let’s go Yankees!

  87. S.A.--Serenity Now October 11th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Wow :shock:

  88. Fran (the original) and OPPC member October 11th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Papelbon blows the save and the lead. Wow.

  89. Doreen October 11th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    NO!!!

    YES!!!!

    NO!!!

    YES!!!

    OMG – now I have to hope for some action in the bottom of the inning.

    But it is nice to people to see that RS BP isn’t all that.

    And it’s kind of cool that if this is it, it would happen in front of the Fenway faithful.

  90. Ken October 11th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    The Red Sox fans probably go to other blogs. Theres so many out there nowdays . I only keep track of 2 or 3 tops.. I think I read there are over 45 blogs for the Yankees.

  91. Nice Guy October 11th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    A longer Angels-Sox series would be better for us, but this is sweet.

  92. jonathan October 11th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Papelbiatch blows the save. And possibly series!

  93. Joe from Long Island October 11th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Great job, Paps. This may be what the Red Sox use as a excuse to get rid of him, and install Bard as closer next year. At a lower cost, of course.

    You know, I was hoping for a drawn out series between the Sox and Angels. But, seeing Red Sox Nation go down after blowing a lead like that, certainly has it’s appeal.

    But it ain’t over. Brian Fuentes is no sure thing.

  94. 100 pitches of fun... October 11th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    I actually wanted to see the Sox win today. Have the Angels sweat it a little bit until tomorrow’s game. But this game is definitely not over when your closer is Fuentes.

  95. eric October 11th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Coach- get a life and don’t concern yourself with pete abe’s blog.. Move on…

  96. Ken October 11th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    I dont want a 3 game sweep either. a 5 game war that goes extra innings is what would benefit the Yankees the most.

  97. iiicollies October 11th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    That’s why when Papelbon is described as one of the premier slosers, I snicker

  98. bru October 11th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    pap is just not as good anymore

    rs will get rid of him

  99. Vinny October 11th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Papelbumm!!! HAHAHA I LOVE IT! fenway park is quiet and 3 outs away from being unused for the rest of the post season.

  100. Vader October 11th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    They may come back, but to see Paplebon blow it…oh how sweet!

  101. Doreen October 11th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Ed H -

    Please understand my sentiments. I go over and read Pete’s stuff. I sincerely wish him well. I don’t see the need to keep a counter going on the number of posts he’s getting over there. I suspect there are a few like me who read and don’t post.

  102. foobar October 11th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    0 ers in 27 prior post innings eh? so much for that.

    Sit your butt down, rivera you ain’t.

  103. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 11th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Loving how people who have never set foot in Minnesota are so knowledgeable about the weather.

  104. timo October 11th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    And it’s a nice touch that Orsillo has to call that.

  105. 100 pitches of fun... October 11th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Sox have 9, 1 and 2 coming up. Give Fuentes his diaper…

  106. Ken October 11th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Why are so many people concerned about Petes blog?? Its like we are all hoping to see Pete fail in his new job. Remember a papers bread and butter doesnt come from blogging-its circulation and number of papers sold. Im sure Pete will be fine regardless of how many hits his blog has.

  107. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 11th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Is this the first time Papelbon relieved Okijima?

  108. Rishi October 11th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    oh wow! Boston a mess this post season!

  109. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Side note-

    3:51pm and I still physically hurt from drinking last night. This is why I do not drink that often… :cry:

  110. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    kd
    October 11th, 2009 at 3:47 pm
    I thoroughly enjoy watching pap blow saves. does this make me a bad person?
    ===========================================================

    you should be ashamed of your self!!! Sarcasm…..ROFLMAO!!

  111. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 11th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Correction:

    Is this the first time Okijima relieved Papelbon?

  112. Ross October 11th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Papelbon is so intense in the dugout after blowing a 2-run lead in the 9th to get eliminated from the playoffs.

  113. kd October 11th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    i think that might have been the final straw for pap. the red sux will drop him this offseason

  114. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Again, this is the year of excerciing the demons!!!

  115. Ken October 11th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Papelbon is no Mo or K-Rod thats for sure.

  116. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    October 11th, 2009 at 3:50 pm
    Loving how people who have never set foot in Minnesota are so knowledgeable about the weather.

    ****

    All of my knowledge of Minnesota I have learned from watching the Twins play the Yankees or from Brandon and Brenda Walsh on Beverly Hills 90210 :-)

  117. haiku-man October 11th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    I want 15 innings or more,please.Hehehe Paps blew the save.

    The one pitcher who was not used the 1st two games.
    Now on to lots of extra innings

  118. 100 pitches of fun... October 11th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Awww…how sad

  119. Bronx Jeers October 11th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Let’s hope the ump isn’t too scared to call a 3rd strike this time.

  120. Vince October 11th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Papelbon is what’s known as a closer. Yeah !

    He threw 32 pitches which makes him virtually useless tomorrow even if Boston were to pull out the game.

  121. Coach October 11th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Eric, just seeing how his coverage differs from here. Don’t be such a J.O.

  122. kd October 11th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    benny,

    thanks.

    i will go find the appropriate pill to lessen my shame.

    i love watching that jerk get his butt kicked. it’s the playoffs!

  123. Ken October 11th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    I think if this blog were renamed yankeesblog.com it would be generate more traffic, similar to what the Mets do with their blog. Makes more sense than lohud.

  124. Bronx Jeers October 11th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    You kidding me?

  125. 100 pitches of fun... October 11th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    When the Sox lose it is nice. But for some reason when it means the Yanks having to face the Angels it isn’t as sweet.

  126. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 11th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Now I’ve seen everything. The best bullpen in the history of baseball blew a 4 run lead in the playoffs. Hide the cyanide pills from Peter Gammons.

  127. Coach October 11th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Would have loved a 5 game series here to wear the winner out. A sweep is less than ideal.

  128. Ken October 11th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    I agree – i worry more about the Angels than the Red Sox. Couple that with an older Yankee team flying cross country and I do worry about that. Im predicting Dodgers-Yankees in the Series. Looks like the Yankees will be logging some miles in this Postseason.

  129. Ed H. (Winner of Guess the Postseason Roster) October 11th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Doreen October 11th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Ed H -

    Please understand my sentiments. I go over and read Pete’s stuff. I sincerely wish him well. I don’t see the need to keep a counter going on the number of posts he’s getting over there. I suspect there are a few like me who read and don’t post.

    ——————
    True, Doreen. Like here, I read constantly but only post sporadically.

  130. Nice Guy October 11th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Kazmir did not exactly impress today. I think the Yanks should handle him just fine in the ALCS.

  131. Farr and Howe--this post brought to you by W.B. Mason-- October 11th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    bring on the angles….this yankee team is so good they could go head to head with the 98 yanks, i fear nobody!

  132. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    100 pitches of fun…
    October 11th, 2009 at 3:55 pm
    When the Sox lose it is nice. But for some reason when it means the Yanks having to face the Angels it isn’t as sweet.

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

    I agree, but the yankees will do to the angels what the angels just did to the sox.

  133. Yanks_Fan October 11th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    OMG! I left this game with Boston leading 6-4 and thought that was it. Papelbon not only blew the lead but is running for the loss? Wow! Just wow!

  134. Dan October 11th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Way to go Papelbon. Was hoping the Sox and Angels would have a tough series.

  135. Bryan October 11th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    look at TBS changing the score to hope the Sux will come back

  136. jennifer October 11th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    The score kept changing on TBS.

  137. CM (Jeter will get pied someday) October 11th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    One strike away…

  138. timo October 11th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    This is why a home announcer shouldn’t call a national series. Even being professional he can’t keep the despair out of his voice.

  139. JoeT 28 in 10!! October 11th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    BALLLLL GAMEEEEEEEE BYE BYE RED SOX!!!!!!!!!!

  140. CM (Jeter will get pied someday) October 11th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Yea, I don’t feel bad for ESPN.

  141. Doreen October 11th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    You can hear a pin drip.

    My husband says, “It’s great.”

  142. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    nighty night BOSOX.. Just as pete ab leaves…his team loses….

  143. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 11th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    TRISHA!!!!

    I want a little DUSTY poem!

    Somewhere, ….Peter Gammons is sobbing ;).

  144. Farr and Howe--this post brought to you by W.B. Mason-- October 11th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    BRING ON THE ANGLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  145. Rishi October 11th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    unbelievable what happened in Boston!

  146. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 11th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Orsillo is a bad actor. LOL – he wants to cry but he can’t – he’s on TBS

  147. 100 pitches of fun... October 11th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    You can only hope the Angels won’t be sharp. Since they won’t be playing ball for 4-5 days.

  148. Nice Guy October 11th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Game over. ALDS over. Angels win! THEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Angels win!!!

    Papelbum loses. THEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE Papelbum loses!

  149. Nick in SF October 11th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Where have you gone, Justin Masterson?

    Our Nation turns its lonely eyes to you.

  150. Farr and Howe--this post brought to you by W.B. Mason-- October 11th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    the curse of the abe

  151. Betsy October 11th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Sorry, but I despise the Sox and I hope they lose. I respect the Angels a great deal and they could definitely beat the Yankees, but the Yankees are the best team and I will have confidence in them against anyone.

    Kudos to the Angels……..and boy do I love seeing Fenway quiet!

  152. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Goodbye Boston :cry:
    hehehehehe

  153. bru October 11th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    over

    bye bye

    rs will spend big in the offseason

    catcher,lf,pitcher,ss

  154. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 11th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    “All of my knowledge of Minnesota I have learned from watching the Twins play the Yankees or from Brandon and Brenda Walsh on Beverly Hills 90210″

    LOL – Brandon Walsh is pretty damn accurate I have to say.

    This weather is clearly making me crabby, and I think I need a time out. I had to dig up my garden today. If it weren’t for the forecast of snow tonight and tomorrow, I would make the 2 hour trip to go. :(

  155. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Somewhere Peter Gammons is crying lol

  156. KF October 11th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Now the Yankees need to take care of business today:-)

  157. kd October 11th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    i reiterate, paps will get traded this winter. how can his teammates look him in the eye after he said he was better than rivera? he threw a meatball to vlad

  158. Stephen October 11th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    DT,

    Thinking the same thing. He sounds so down!

  159. Pel October 11th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    The curse of MT?

  160. haiku-man October 11th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Swept in front of the heathen fan base!

    coolstandings projected Angels in 5,Dodgers in 4,they beat themselves.

    I want to see the bridge jumpers faces!

  161. 100 pitches of fun... October 11th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Well this post season 2 teams were up 2-0 and got it finished in game 3. Let’s finish this off tonight!!!

  162. Farr and Howe--this post brought to you by W.B. Mason-- October 11th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    i’m gonna trademark it-THE CURSE OF THE ABE!!!!!!!!

  163. jennifer October 11th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    # Pel October 11th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    The curse of MT?

    *******
    Curse of Pete Abe? ;)

  164. randy l. October 11th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    angels 7-6 over red sox who choke like a dog.

    gee , that’s a crying shame.

    would me right now running down my cape cod main street yelling” yippee!!!” be in bad taste ? :)

  165. Ed H. (Winner of Guess the Postseason Roster) October 11th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    I am confident that the Yanks will beat all comers this year. It doesn’t matter to me who they face. Except that I’d love to see the Sox swept in the first round so that their fans will shut up.

  166. Vader October 11th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Even though Paplebon blew it…he is a little better than Fuentes…right?

  167. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 11th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Nick in SF
    October 11th, 2009 at 4:00 pm
    Where have you gone, Justin Masterson?
    Our Nation turns its lonely eyes to you.
    ====

    Hahahaha. He actually might have helped them. The one advantage they had, blew up on them at high tide.

  168. Hova October 11th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Hey Pete. Have fun covering nothing in Boston for the next few weeks.

    All those times Pete bashed A-Rod. Now that Pete’s gone, A-Rod has taken off and the Red Sux have been swept. I love it!

    How do you like them apples Pete? Suck it.

  169. Fran (the original) and OPPC member October 11th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Not sorry to see the Red Sox going home.

  170. Tom in N.J. October 11th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    ‘The curse of MT?’

    Somebody please Tweet that to John Henry…

  171. 27 October 11th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Wouldn’t it have been better to face the Sox next round? They looked like an easy win. Angels look tough. Whats the feeling?

  172. Stephen October 11th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Bring on Anaheim. If the Yanks are as good as we think they are, let’s watch them prove it. Bring it.

  173. haiku-man October 11th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    2009 the year the Socks were dismantled,and fell,the Cheating roiders were nothing without their Juice!!

  174. randy l. October 11th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    just thought of what a way for varitek to bow out.

    did he even get an at bat ?

    this might have been his last game as a red sox player.

  175. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 11th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Man, Papelbon. Thats what I get for hoping the Red Sox would win. Ugh.

    And Fosters is NOT Australian for beer. Its like Milwaukee’s Best. LOL.

  176. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 11th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    randy l.
    October 11th, 2009 at 4:03 pm
    angels 7-6 over red sox who choke like a dog.
    gee , that’s a crying shame.
    would me right now running down my cape cod main street yelling” yippee!!!” be in bad taste ?
    ====

    They didn’t choke – they’re that inferior to the Angels. And Papelbon’s WHIP this year has been on the creep.

    I would have liked to see the series go longer, but now that it’s done, I have to admit, I’m laughing.

  177. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 11th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    would me right now running down my cape cod main street yelling” yippee!!!” be in bad taste ?

    Randy –
    yes very poor taste. you are bigger than that!
    look outside.
    the street looks pretty dusty – you wouldn’t want those RSN tears turning things into mud.
    Get out your broom and do some sweeping. :-)

  178. Betsy October 11th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Pete will be covering the Sox’ off-season now……

    The Yankees have no choice in who they get to play – IMO, the Sox or the Angels would have been tough. Ok, if the Yankees beat the Twins tonight or whenever, they will have to go to the WC. Well, the Angels will have to travel to the East Coast. The Yankees will need to suck it up and beat the Angels – if they get past the Twins. I refuse to be scared of any team.

  179. jennifer October 11th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    I wonder if Pete will be covering the Yankees for the Globe.

  180. 100 pitches of fun... October 11th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Francona on ESPN….

  181. Doreen October 11th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Randy l -

    You should now have a wonderful winter!

    As tough as the Angels are, the Yankees can beat them. And I am sooooooooooooo tired of facing the Red Sox. Reeeeaaaaalllyy tired of ‘em. Wicked tired ‘em. :lol:

  182. Nick in SF October 11th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Curse shmurse.

    Does the baseball care who’s tapping away in the press box?

  183. Pov October 11th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Well I didn’t want to play those guys. I was looking forward to playing the Sox’s. LA will be tough.

    Giants crush the Raidders, would have been another Shutout if Moss didn’t play stupidity on that punt. They took the game off here in Fla and put on the Steelers, boy if that doesn’t suck.

  184. 27 October 11th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    I loved seeing Abreu get that hit. Love it.

  185. Ed H. (Winner of Guess the Postseason Roster) October 11th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Pappelpuss.

    How sweet it is!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  186. Eric October 11th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Even though I think the Yankees would have an easier time against the Red Sox….. I will never be able to root for them. I wish only the worst for them and their franchise. I am so happy that they got SWEPT!!!!

  187. Stultus Magnus October 11th, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Enjoy your vacation, Pete A. Elgin magic MVP makes last out.

  188. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 11th, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Angel,

    Papelbon just trying to stick it to us, giving Angels extra rest.

  189. Bryan October 11th, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    To quote a great philosopher Brian Bruney

    “Couldn’t happen to a better guy, everyone is sick of his tired act.”

    Haha Francona is basically crying on NESN

  190. Bronx Jeers October 11th, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    They roped-a-doped right until they ran out of rope.

    Now they’re just dopes.

  191. 100 pitches of fun... October 11th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    If the Yanks win the Twins series it’s a good thing they have home field. The last time they faced the Angels they didn’t.

  192. mick October 11th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    The Curse Of The Pete.

  193. Farr and Howe--this post brought to you by W.B. Mason-- October 11th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    You think the Angel’s will pour beer on their fallen teammates jersey again? I hope not

  194. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 11th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    27
    October 11th, 2009 at 4:08 pm
    I loved seeing Abreu get that hit. Love it.
    =====

    I love Abreu. Very under rated. A great hitter, with no conditions attached to that modifier.

    On the other hand, I do not look forward to seeing Abreu next Friday.

  195. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 11th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Did he throw a tantrum in the dugout? I missed seeing the end of the game?

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

    wow, what an ending. papelbon has flirted w/ disaster all year, it really caught up w/ him this time. So happy to see Abreu do well.

  197. tampayank October 11th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    I root against the Sox no matter what. I’d rather the Yanks play the Angels bc of the Sox’s familiarity w our bullpen, specifically Mo. The Angels have given the Yanks a tough time but it’s a 7 game series if we advance and this is a different team. Angels Stadium won’t rattle ou young pitchers nerves like Fenway can

  198. mick October 11th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    bronx jeers

    like your take. shaugnessy writes like a high-schooler.

  199. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 11th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    NESN post game wrap-up is beautiful.
    2 outs – no on. Paps had NEVER given up an ER in the post-season. They are stunned.

  200. KF October 11th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    When the Yanks win today they will have home field adv against the Angels and their pitching should be pretty well lined up.

  201. bru October 11th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    the angels will be very tough

    i like our pen vs theirs but it will come down to our pitching comin up huge if we beat the twins

    we will also have to get too lackey & weaver

    they got us beat at cf,rf but we got them at 3b,ss,2b,c,1b

    lf is a wash

  202. Ken October 11th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Why isnt there postgame coverage on TBS !?!? for those of us who dont get MLB Network this is infuriating. WHy didnt anyone challenge TBS’ coverage in the SUnday papers. It has been a disgrace and Selig should be embarassed.

  203. Doreen October 11th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    tampayank -

    Great point, and my husband brought that up, as well. (Familiarity)

  204. 27 October 11th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    And Varitek just goes out quietly:)

  205. Betsy October 11th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Ah Sam, but they’ve all had HUGE hits….or most of them. Matsui had a big blast, Swish had the go ahead hit in game 1 and a terrific defensive play in game 2……Tex had a key hit in the 9th and the game winning hit in game 2. The Yanks have hit when it counted….

  206. DiehardBomberfan October 11th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    our buddy zell has some great new dmeolition photos:

    http://zellspinstripeblog.com/.....ming-down/

  207. Abdababdaserser October 11th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    I love it. Seeing the Red Sox lose in a sweep after all their bragging that the Angels can’t beat them makes this wonderful to see.

    They were also bragging that Papelbon was so dominating in the post season, would never blow a save let alone a game in the post season. He was perfect in the post season. He never let a run in the post season.

    The 3rd world nation fans were convinced that they would win this series as they couldn’t conceive of the Angels ever beating them.

    Now the Yankees will hopefully meet them in the next round and then dispel the nonsense that the Yankees can’t beat the Angels.

    I can’t stand a lot of Boston fans, I am glad that despite their getting in the post season they have nothing to show for it. One and done. Let it be the best they can do for the next few years so the “nation” ends up going back to being just a small state.

  208. TIDROW October 11th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    The Angels did all their damage in the 9th with 2 outs. WOW!

  209. Joe from Long Island October 11th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    The Angels are clearly a good team. That’s why taking 3 of the last 4 from them, including 2 of 3 in Anaheim, was so very important. I remember Tex saying that they weren’t afraid of the Angels, but did not want to answer the questions from the media about it.

    If the Yankees play the way they can, then they can take the Angels. I feel better that we’re facing them in a 7-game series, also.

  210. XLJ October 11th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Wow how does Francona walk Hunter and load the bases to face Vlad.

    Epic meltdown from Papelbon he really gave up 5 runs if you include those Wagner inherited runners in the 8th.

  211. Bob(the original) October 11th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Great timing Pete!

    Spend the summer covering a special team with a chance to have a long postseason run. Instead of seeing it through, you bail for the Red Sox, who get bounced almost as soon as you arrive. Plus you got 37 comments on your game thread there. LOL

  212. sar515 October 11th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    So maybe Pappelblown was right…he should have been the closer over Mariano.

    I’m not from the school of rooting for a 5 game battle…
    I’m thrilled the Sux got humiliated.

    Maybe this will set them back to 1918

  213. 27 October 11th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    I think Bay’s throw to nowhere after Abreu’s hit really hurt. He should have thrown to 2nd – and Bobby might never have scored from 1st then. Bummer.

  214. Betsy October 11th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    I don’t believe in playing matchups between players -well, the Angels beat us here and we beat them there. Basball just doesn’t work that way….. The Yankees have NOT won their series yet, so I’m not counting my chickens. Again, if the Yankees beat the Twins, they’re in for a tough series against the Angels….but I believed they were in for a tough one against the Sox. If you want to be the best, you have to beat the best……If they don’t get past the Angels, then they weren’t the best (that’s IF they get past the Twins).

    Wow, I didn’t know that Pap had 2 out and no on on- ouch

  215. 27 October 11th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    The Yankees need to now take care of business.

  216. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 11th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    I think complete and outright schadenfreude might be a bit risky, but I admit to feeling slightly vindictively amused that it was Papelbon and Wagner who blew it.

  217. mick October 11th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Boston’s karma and immaturity has caught up with them.

    Their fans have nothing but disdain for them.

    The perfect implosion.

    Like when they blow up a building and it comes down upon itself.

  218. Ken October 11th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Why is everyone talking about Pete and his Red Sox blog? I dont get it. Its like you guys are wishing ill on him and hope he fails in Boston. Hes a reporter not an athlete, geez.

  219. 100 pitches of fun... October 11th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    The key to beating the Angels would be the starting pitchers. When guys get on base to stay focused and make sure it doesn’t turn into big innings. The biggest problem the Yanks have had with them is guys get on, the pitcher losses focus and next thing you know it’s 2nd and 3rd no one out with 2 stolen bases in the inning. You can’t let that happen.

  220. randy l. October 11th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    “the street looks pretty dusty – you wouldn’t want those RSN tears turning things into mud.
    Get out your broom and do some sweeping.”

    DT-

    i already did that with my broom in front of the liquor store next door with about ten of my red sox friends sitting outside after the yankees swept earlier in the summer.

    the added insult was i talked my 88 year old father into sweeping behind me wearing a yankee hat.

    now that i’m down to two – three friends i have to be more careful :)

  221. Steve October 11th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    I wanted the Sox to win today but I guess I can take some satisfaction in seeing Paps be the goat. That is fitting. I am not sure why they walked Hunter. Vlad is the tougher hitter.

  222. Betsy October 11th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    I said before, this place is going to go into a panic if the Yankees lose tonight. OMG, CC won’t be able top pitch game 1, the Yankees are dead……..

  223. RZT October 11th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Just for the record – which TBS announcer called the game “all tied up” when Guererro put LAA ahead 7-6?

  224. Vader October 11th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    IMO…this team is good enough to beat anyone and they proved that over the year.

  225. BBFan October 11th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Now that Angeles won, if Yanks win the ALDS which is certain, Marte will not be on the ALCS roster. I believe he will be replaced by Guzman because we wnat to beat them at thier own game of speed.

  226. XLJ October 11th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    mick
    October 11th, 2009 at 4:19 pm
    Boston’s karma and immaturity has caught up with them.

    Their fans have nothing but disdain for them.

    The perfect implosion.

    Like when they blow up a building and it comes down upon itself.

    ————————————–

    I agree I wasn’t very impressed by the red sox this year. There team and a lot of there players are overhyped by the media. Redsox would of been a much easier matchup for the yankees but the way there were eliminated was so sweet.

  227. Steve October 11th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    doesn’t ALCS start on Friday? We will win tonight or cinch it tomorrow.

  228. RZT October 11th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Re: TBS Coverage – Sandomir in NYT and Mushnik in NYPost have had nothing but disdain for their announcers.

  229. kd October 11th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    here’s what bothers me. papi goes 0-11 and nobody talks about steroids. if alex went 0-11, john anderson would chant ‘boli’ on the air

  230. mick October 11th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Betsy

    Are you sure it won’t be you, as the ringleader, that would be in panic mode?

  231. Fran (the original) and OPPC member October 11th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Re: TBS Coverage – Sandomir in NYT and Mushnik in NYPost have had nothing but disdain for their announcers.

    ***********************************
    Bob Raissman in the NY Daily News as well.

  232. hardwired7 October 11th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    nothing but crickets and tumbleweed for the next 5 1/2 months for Pete.

    I would say “sad”, but that’s what you get for leaving a sure thing.

  233. Pel October 11th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Girardi’s press conference:

    http://bit.ly/lbpR0

    Jeter
    Damon
    Teixeira
    Rodriguez
    Matsui
    Posada
    Cano
    Swisher
    Cabrera

  234. XLJ October 11th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    BBFan
    October 11th, 2009 at 4:23 pm
    Now that Angeles won, if Yanks win the ALDS which is certain, Marte will not be on the ALCS roster. I believe he will be replaced by Guzman because we wnat to beat them at thier own game of speed.

    ——————————————–

    I dont think they can replace Marte for Guzman. The yanks will need to take either Chamberlain or Gaudin out of the bullpen to start game 4. If anything they might have to add another pitcher. I could see them replacing Marte with Bruney.

  235. randy l. October 11th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    “Reeeeaaaaalllyy tired of ‘em. Wicked tired ‘em. ”

    doreen-

    we have an oyster festival with 25,000 people here next week in my cape cod town and it will be so wicked nice not having to hear red sox trash talking .

    http://www.wellfleetoysterfest.org/photos/

    wow, i am in a wicked good mood :)

  236. Abdababdaserser October 11th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Tito figured that Vlad never got hits off Paplebum so it would keep going that way.

    Francoma isn’t all that great a manager. Luck has a way of disappearing when faced with a superior team. They were convinced that the wall was going to save them. Its pathetic that a MLB team depends almost totally on that wall with their big hitters. That should be on the batting coach. It has been getting worse these past few years, and this year the difference was stark.

  237. mick October 11th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    XLJ

    I have been saying , even when they had Manny, they were one injury away from their demise.

    Manny leaving, was an injury of sorts. Ortiz continual decline is another. Bay did not make up for Manny’s mojo.

    Make no mistake about it. They are in major decline. Beckett seems burnt-out.

    Ever notice how their “rabid” fans never come in here and defend them.

    They don’t believe either.

  238. Greg October 11th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Why is anyone celebrating the Boston loss?

    That outcome is the worst possible outcome for the Yanks. Now the Angels can line up their staff and the Yankees cannot hit Lackey. NY needed the Sox/Angels to beat each other up and for that series to go the duration. Now tonight is a must game for the Yanks so Sabathia can start game 1 vs Anaheim. Lose tonight and the Angels are shoe-ins.

  239. Cindy G October 11th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Meanwhile, mlb.com still has the storyline heading, “Dice K ready for the Sox out of the bullpen.” He’ll be waiting a long time.

  240. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    can we focus on the twins please!

  241. Nick in SF October 11th, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Tiger just clinched the Presidents Cup for the USA!

    Nobel recount, please!

  242. Betsy October 11th, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    The Yankees could go with CC on 3 days rest in game 1 of the ALCS if we lose tonight and win tomorrow, but I wouldn’t do that……

    Mick, I’m going to try and keep any panicky feelings to myself…..

  243. Tom in N.J. October 11th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Phil Mushnick doesn’t like something?

    Wow, color me shocked..

  244. mick October 11th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    good girl

  245. Farr and Howe--this post brought to you by W.B. Mason-- October 11th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    people, we are better than the angles, we are much better, regardless of who is pitching game 1

  246. Betsy October 11th, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    @ed_price: Standing outside Yankees clubhouse, can hear them yelling and laughing at #Angels rally #redsox

    It’s funny, but it’s not.
    The Yankees had better not underestimate the toughness of the Angels….If they beat the Twins, they are in for a dogfight.

  247. 100 pitches of fun... October 11th, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Marte will not be on the ALCS roster. I believe he will be replaced by Guzman because we wnat to beat them at thier own game of speed.
    ———————–

    If the Yanks win the Twins series I would replace Marte with Bruney. But definitely not Guzman. They can’t use up 2 roster spots for pinch runners. The extra pitcher is much more important.

  248. mick October 11th, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Greg

    Are you serious?

    It is the Yankee fans right and birthright to hate the redsox, no matter what the circumstances.

    Looking at it your way, we would have to root for them.

    That my friend is impossible.

  249. Betsy October 11th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Sure, Greg………..if the Yankees win the ALDS, don’t bother watching the ALCS

  250. that's what she said October 11th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Why is anyone celebrating the Boston loss?

    ———————-

    mainly because we HATE THE RED SOX.

    Helloooooo????

  251. game time October 11th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    i fear carl pavano

  252. Andrew October 11th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    If we clinch tonight, do we really have to wait til Friday?

  253. mick October 11th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    betsy

    every post-season series is a dogfight.

    can you remember any that weren’t?

    even some of our sweeps had their moments.

    it’s never easy with us.

  254. RalphieD (OPPC) October 11th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    “It’s funny, but it’s not.
    The Yankees had better not underestimate the toughness of the Angels….If they beat the Twins, they are in for a dogfight.”

    it sounds like the laughing is at the red sox, not the angels

  255. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    Congratulations go out to our 7 winners of “Guess the Line Up”

    The following 7/8 people correctly guessed today’s line up.

    Fran
    Doreen
    Upstate Kate
    KF
    Christina
    Ed H
    YanksFan

    Thanks to all who played. Updated standings to follow

  256. Farr and Howe--this post brought to you by W.B. Mason-- October 11th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    betsy needs to relax, it’s going to be ok, we are the yankees, we won 103 games, we stunk for one month and we ended up winning 104 games, we are THAT good

  257. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    I think we need to focus on tonights game and beating the twins!

  258. mick October 11th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    almost dinner time, where is murphdog?

  259. GreenBeret7 October 11th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive)
    October 11th, 2009 at 4:06 pm
    would me right now running down my cape cod main street yelling” yippee!!!” be in bad taste ?

    Randy –
    yes very poor taste. you are bigger than that!

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

    If Randy forgets to put on his pants, it might not be the most wanted sight.

    He may be bigger than that, but, I doubt that the Cape and the world are ready for him to try and prove it.

  260. rb October 11th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Betsy, I agree with you. I wonder though if it’s just Papelbon’s implosion that they were laughing at. It’s REAL easy not to like him.

  261. RalphieD (OPPC) October 11th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    “Now the Angels can line up their staff and the Yankees cannot hit Lackey.”

    why dont you check some stats before you just throw out remarks

    Lackey vs. Yankees
    5-7 4.66 era

    boy they sure cant hit him…

  262. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Guess the Line Up Standings

    After 3 rounds of Postseason Guess the Line Up, there have been 18 different winners:

    Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist – 2 wins- 10/7, 10/9
    Doreen – 2 wins – 10/7, 10/11
    Upstate Kate – 2 wins – 10/7, 10/11
    Arliss 10/9
    BBFan 10/7
    Benfica356 10/9
    Blackaccord 10/7
    Christina 10/11
    DirtySanchez 10/7
    Ed H 10/11
    Fran 10/11/09
    KF 10/11
    MikeBoston 10/7
    NYY626 10/9
    Rob in VT 10/9
    Vin 10/9
    WTTALDS 10/7
    YanksFan 10/11

  263. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    2 hours and 19 minutes until Game 3!!!!

  264. Betsy October 11th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Mick, right……the only time a post-season was ever a cakewalk that I can remember (in more modern times – I’m not counting when all teams had to do was win their pennant to get to the WS) was the 1998 Yankees…….and even they had a couple of moments. It’s not supposed to be easy…All teams have flaws, some more than others. The Sox had Lester and Beckett – they are still a team that would need to have been reckoned with. The Angels are a pesky, annoying team – I don’t like them, but I respect them. However, the Yankees shouldn’t fear anyone, nor should their fans. At least I have the comfort of knowing that if the Yankees beat the Twinkies and lose to the Angels, the Sox won’t win.

  265. jennifer October 11th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Betsy- I think it is more that they were relishing in Paplebum blowing it!

  266. Betsy October 11th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Ralphie, I agree……….I should have clarified that. I just wonder if the Yankees should be laughing at the Red Sox when they haven’t clinced the series. They could very well lose two in a row and have to play a game 5……

  267. Nick in SF October 11th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Well, condolences to the rugged Red Sox fans who are part of our LoHud family.

    The Angels and Dodgers were both betting undergods and both swept their series. The Yankees are, baseball gods willing, going to be the first favorite to win a series.

  268. mick October 11th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    betsy

    sounds like you have been taking your meds, good job.

  269. Betsy October 11th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Could be – Paplebon is not a very likeable guy, lol.

    Wagner gave up a few runs, correct? He really cost them – I guess I was wrong about this move being a difference maker. Well, actually it was……..but not in the way that the Sox anticipated!

  270. mick October 11th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    “they could lose 2 in a row, Betsy I take back my last post.

  271. 86w183 October 11th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Either Boston or Anaheim would have been tough, but any time the Red Sawx lose it’s a very good day… especially in October.

  272. Nick in SF October 11th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Undergods?

    Underdogs, I meant.

    All of them are undergods. ;)

  273. mick October 11th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Betsy

    the 98 yanks had a very tough 6 game alcs vs the Indians. the one where knoblauch argued with the ump at 1st and the winning run scored.

    until tino hit the granny after knobby tied it with a hr, it was no cakewalk.

  274. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Papelbon is Mr. I Should Close Instead of Mariano Rivera

    What else really is there to say about the guy?

  275. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Nick-

    3 right so far today :-(

  276. Betsy October 11th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Mick, lol…thanks. I just have to remind myself that it’s just a game and to relax. Sometimes I treat baseball like it’s WW III – I hate when I do that. If they don’t win tonight, they will win tomorrow.

  277. mick October 11th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    erica

    when did papalbomb say that and in what context?

  278. Vader October 11th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Nick…except for Robertson

  279. JasonR October 11th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    “Wagner gave up a few runs, correct?”

    The runs were charged to Wagner, but Papelbon let those inherited runs score.

  280. mick October 11th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    oh was that the allstar game?

  281. randy l. October 11th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    “He may be bigger than that, but, I doubt that the Cape and the world are ready for him to try and prove it.”

    gb7-

    for once you get in the last word :)

    and bullwinkle is going to be real happy too about the red sox.

    he’ll have a nice quiet winter up in maine.

  282. Vader October 11th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    mick…last years all-star game.

  283. hobbie October 11th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Phil cuzzi thinks Vlad’s R.B.I. hit may have been just foul.

  284. Betsy October 11th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Mick, true………but they did end up going 11-0 in the post-season. Overall, the point is a good one. People are talking about how tough and scary the Angels are – well, they are tough. They are a very good team – it’s not possible to get to the post-season and face all cream puffs.

  285. mick October 11th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    did papelschmear say something about wanting to leave the sox?

  286. Betsy October 11th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Jason, thanks

  287. mick October 11th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    betsy

    how do you go 11-0 when you play a 6 game series vs the Indians? Please explain.

  288. MG October 11th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    all this exuberance over the Angels beating the Sox means nothing until the Yankees win their ALDS and then beat the Angels. I would have preferred the Sox extending the series but now it’s onto tonight’s game and a Yankees sweep.

    Papelbon may be an immature guy but does it really make so many of you feel so good to rag on him? What difference does it make if the Yankees don’t win the ALCS?

  289. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    mick
    October 11th, 2009 at 4:49 pm
    erica

    when did papalbomb say that and in what context?

    ***

    He said it right before the 2008 All-Star Game. He thought he should close the game instead of Mo.

  290. Farr and Howe--this post brought to you by W.B. Mason-- October 11th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    “What difference does it make if the Yankees don’t win the ALCS?”

    that the reds didn’t either, duh!

  291. mick October 11th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    MG

    Lighten up, we hate the redsox and so do you. Don’t get rational at a time like this. Enjoy each Yankee victory and each redsox defeat, whether it is at our hands or not.

  292. Vince October 11th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Anxiously await what Karl Ravech, Gammons, Phillips, and Kruk will offer for excuses [not reasons] why Boston went out with no more than a whimp.
    Epstein [if he survives] has a ton of work to do.

  293. Vader October 11th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Erica…which was also being played at Yankees Stadium…

  294. mick October 11th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    vader

    did papelpus say something about leaving the redsox?

  295. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Vader
    October 11th, 2009 at 4:56 pm
    Erica…which was also being played at Yankees Stadium…

    ****

    It doesn’t matter if they are playing the game on the North Pole. Its still an absurd notion. But you are right, the fact that the game was at Yankee Stadium sharply increases its absurdity

  296. Betsy October 11th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Mick, you’re right………I don’t know why I thought they swept through the post-season. In any case, the post-season isn’t supposed to be easy…….

  297. GreenBeret7 October 11th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    For those that are declaring the demise of Papelbon in Boston, can forget it. Unless he choses, he’s going nowhere anytime soon. He’s still one of the 4 best closers in baseball.

  298. mick October 11th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Vince

    How can you watch those Anti-Yankites deliver their drivel?

  299. Chris October 11th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    EVERYONE was predicting that we would put a beatdown on Blackburn, please remind me how we did against him again.

    Pavano is going to be unbelievably tough. I wouldn’t be surprised if he no-hits us for 5-6 innings, at least.

    Guys like Brett Tomko, Randy Choate, Nick Green, Bobby Abreu are just trouble.

  300. Vader October 11th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    True…that is what I was saying.

  301. mick October 11th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    gb7

    the question is whether he is happy there anymore.

    I heard somewhere where he wanted to be traded. I think it was to the Yanks.

  302. Betsy October 11th, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    MG, for me, I despise the Red Sox – I can’t pretend I’m not happy they lost. I agree that the Yankees have work to do – they have not won their series yet – but it’s not like we can do anything about it. In the same position, you bet Sox fans would be thrilled if the Yankees lost.

  303. Nick in SF October 11th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    “What difference does it make if the Yankees don’t win the ALCS?”

    What difference do all the season’s higlights mean if we don’t win one more game vs. the Twins and eight more after that? Hard to say, but aren’t we allowed to enjoy the happy moments as they happen?

  304. mick October 11th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Chris

    Put that team together. The one with Randy Choate, Nick Green Abreu and Tomko.

    Even let you have Pavano.

    I’d take my chances.

  305. mick October 11th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Nick

    Spoken as a true San Franciscan. Peace and Love on the Haight.

  306. Tom in N.J. October 11th, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    “EVERYONE was predicting that we would put a beatdown on Blackburn, please remind me how we did against him again.”

    Well, Joe Nathan hadn’t given up a home run with runners on base all season either.

    How’d THAT work out again? :wink:

  307. GreenBeret7 October 11th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    If NYY had PaPelbon on the team and was Rivera’s eventual replacement, I’d be very happy, as long as he was healthy. My guess is that if he goes anywhere in the next few years, Tampa, Houston and Texas would be the logical places for him.

  308. Vader October 11th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    GB…I agree and I know this is only WEEI, but up here after the Wagner trade there was alot of talk about shipping out Pap, since he has already hinted at wanting to get paid and there are some in the org that think Bard is his replacement.

  309. Chris October 11th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Tell you what. If you put all of them together as a team in the AL East, even if they go 0-143 against the rest of the league, they may go 19-0 against us. LOL.

  310. Nick in SF October 11th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    True San Franciscan? Whatever.

    MG might have a point:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O5DE8UQnM5Y

  311. RalphieD (OPPC) October 11th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    “Pavano is going to be unbelievably tough. I wouldn’t be surprised if he no-hits us for 5-6 innings, at least.”

    that is about as stupid as it gets…but since the red sox lost your probably just trying to vent some anger…even if you take pedro in his prime versus a 100 loss team…you cant even come close to guaranteeing 5-6 innings of no hit ball…

  312. mick October 11th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    We are like a cobra.

    Guys like Blackburn and Pavano can hold us down for maybe 5 inning, even unknowns can, but we are a big inning team that will strike when its back is to the wall.

    It’s just a matter of time.

  313. Nick in SF October 11th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Pavano, pshhhhh.

    We’ve been playing rope-a-dope against him ’til now.

  314. mick October 11th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Chris

    either you are kidding or you are delusional.

    don’t bet any money…on anything.

  315. GreenBeret7 October 11th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Sam/Chad, change the time zone on your computer. That should change your time stsmp. Just remember to change it back after tonight’s win.

  316. mick October 11th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Well we’ve got the A team out there tonight and they can taste the blood of a pavano.

    Speaking of taste, must get some food to sustain me thru the clinching.

    G’nite and good luck!

  317. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 11th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    GreenBeret7
    October 11th, 2009 at 4:58 pm
    For those that are declaring the demise of Papelbon in Boston, can forget it. Unless he choses, he’s going nowhere anytime soon. He’s still one of the 4 best closers in baseball.

    GB – the highlight of the stunned NESN post game sob show – was Remy, Rice and that other guy (like the third tenor, his name escapes me) discussing Papelbon.

    They said next year he needs to come up with another pitch. He is good but at times, he is too predictable.

    Then Remy said – “there is only one pitcher in baseball who can get away with just one pitch. That is Mo Rivera in the Bronx”

    Rice and the other guy made a castor oil face and sadly nodded in agreement. :-)

  318. GreenBeret7 October 11th, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    Vader
    October 11th, 2009 at 5:05 pm
    GB…I agree and I know this is only WEEI, but up here after the Wagner trade there was alot of talk about shipping out Pap, since he has already hinted at wanting to get paid and there are some in the org that think Bard is his replacement

    ————————————————————

    Bard may be Papelbon’s replacement in the future, but, I just can’t see Wagner being a left handed closer in Boston, especially at age 38. Bard had his issues with home runs this year and the media/fans would crucify him if he did that as the closer. Papelbon has what, 2 years left on his contract?

  319. Ed H. (Winner of Guess the Postseason Roster) October 11th, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    “What difference does it make if the Yankees don’t win the ALCS?”

    There is an intrinsic joy to the RS being swept out of the playoffs.

  320. Jeff NJ October 11th, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    I’m surprised Girardi took any questions on Anaheim, there is the little matter of finishing off the Twins first.

    Glad to see Emory is the official Div 3 school, it’s one of my alma maters.

  321. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    1 hour and 43 minutes until Game 3!!!!

  322. GreenBeret7 October 11th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive)
    October 11th, 2009 at 5:13 pm
    GreenBeret7
    October 11th, 2009 at 4:58 pm
    For those that are declaring the demise of Papelbon in Boston, can forget it. Unless he choses, he’s going nowhere anytime soon. He’s still one of the 4 best closers in baseball.

    GB – the highlight of the stunned NESN post game sob show – was Remy, Rice and that other guy (like the third tenor, his name escapes me) discussing Papelbon.

    They said next year he needs to come up with another pitch. He is good but at times, he is too predictable.

    Then Remy said – “there is only one pitcher in baseball who can get away with just one pitch. That is Mo Rivera in the Bronx”

    Rice and the other guy made a castor oil face and sadly nodded in agreement

    ————————————————————

    Yeah, his fastball gets straight too many times. Imagine him in NYY and learning the Rivera style cutter from The Master or a change-up? He’d be a killer in whatever inning he pitches.

  323. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus October 11th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    “And no good thing ever dies (the lessons of Shawshank Redemption can be applied to every situation)”

    Best. quote. ever.

  324. GreenBeret7 October 11th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    There is one other 1 pitch pitcher (closer) that’s had success. Hoffman has made a pretty good career throwing his chang-up. He does throw in an occassional 83 MPH “heater”, though.

  325. Bret the Hitman October 11th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    I feel better when the Red Sox lose than when the Yankees win.

    Does that make me a bad person?

  326. randy l. October 11th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    “GreenBeret7
    October 11th, 2009 at 5:09 pm
    Sam/Chad, change the time zone on your computer. That should change your time stsmp. Just remember to change it back after tonight’s win.”

    wow! gb7 giving techie help .

    that’s like mr mcgoo giving driving lessons :)

  327. lil' m October 11th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    “Joe from Long Island October 11th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    The Angels are clearly a good team. That’s why taking 3 of the last 4 from them, including 2 of 3 in Anaheim, was so very important. I remember Tex saying that they weren’t afraid of the Angels, but did not want to answer the questions from the media about it.

    If the Yankees play the way they can, then they can take the Angels. I feel better that we’re facing them in a 7-game series, also.”

    Agreed and well put. It’s understandable that people are worried given the history. But those last three wins against the Angels at the Stadium and in the lair of the dreaded Rally Monkey are a sign that that their kryptonite hold on the Yankees isn’t quite what it used to be. The Angels are very good team, but these Yankees are showing that they can hang with and beat any opponent, including them. But first, they need to close the deal tonight, so GO YANKS!!

  328. Vader October 11th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    GB…he is arb eligible this year, so I don’t know what that will mean for him.

    I agree that Wagner would be a high wire act nightly and I don’t know what Bard would be like, but the talking heads think he is untouchable, more so than Bucholtz.

  329. murphydog October 11th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    mick:

    How was the pizza last night ;)

    Must say that i watched Papelbon gag up the lead with more than a little glee. That death stare of his, the Irish jig… cripes. Give me a break. Close for ten years with sick numbers with one unhittable pitch and then get back to me, Paps. I would have preferred a longer series with a few extra innings games, just to soften the winner up.

    Hope they don’t let Pavano play rope-a-dope with them tonight, luring the big swing and dozens of ground balls. Bunt on the big doofus, let’s see how nimble he is. I’m not sure he’s a first-pitch-strike kind of pitcher so I hope they take a lot of pitches.

    One-two-three, out go the lights!

  330. Zach in Port Jeff (2 down, 9 to go) October 11th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Haha…Nice Smiths reference Nick.

    I remember walking around Montreal one summer blasting “This Joke Isn’t Funny More” because there are too many attractive females in that town. After 1 week, it wasn’t funny anymore. Thus the repetitive playing of the song.

    Sad to see LoHud posters trolling over at Pete’s new home…but I guess hits are hits.

  331. Chris October 11th, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Is Pete Abe’s season over, too?

  332. Jon Ringland October 11th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Shawshenk Redemption…what a phenomenal movie.

  333. pssst October 11th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    I was bad,I Went on a Socks blog and wrote:

    Dum dum dum…another one bites the dust,
    and another one down,and another one gone,
    another one bites the dust!!

    -And it felt goood.

  334. dan p October 11th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Why is Melky starting? He sucks!

  335. sar515 October 11th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Does anyone know what time Friday’s game would be??

  336. eric October 11th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    what happened to Papelbons splitter and slider? i wonder if his arm/shoulder arent 100%

  337. Carl October 11th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Jon Ringland October 11th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Shawshenk Redemption…what a phenomenal movie.

    No doubt. My favorite movie of all time.

  338. haiku-man October 11th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Pete got last count over 90 comments today so far.

  339. Drive 4-5 October 11th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Bret the Hitman
    October 11th, 2009 at 5:22 pm
    I feel better when the Red Sox lose than when the Yankees win.

    Does that make me a bad person?

    Not in the least. Next to Yankee win there is no greater joy in sports than seeing the Red Sox loose. While I enjoy Yankee wins more, I can certainly relate to where your coming from. GO YANKS!!!

  340. Jeff NJ October 11th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    It felt good to see the Red Sox lose. I’d like the Yankees to end it tonight and then have both teams come into the series fresh on Friday. Let the two best teams have a fair fight and may the best team win. FYI, I think I like the 3 hitter we got from Anaheim vs. the one we let go, Tex > Abreu.

  341. Vader October 11th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Brooks was here

  342. G. Love October 11th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    I believe in the “Curse of Pete Abe”.

  343. Rick October 11th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Nobody will miss Ortiz running to first base like it was the electric chair.

  344. Zach in Port Jeff (2 down, 9 to go) October 11th, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Sox win by the Monster.

    but…

    As Bobby A. showed us earlier today, Sox also lose by the Monster.

  345. Rofl Pete October 11th, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    Yeah, i wanna win. But, i feel a sigh of relief knowing if we choke.. Boston already has

  346. Jeff NJ October 11th, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    No need to pick on Pete, he made his bed and now he is lying in it. The timing sucks though, to bad he couldn’t wait a few months. I wonder if the guy who made the decision to hire Pete at the Boston Globe did it with sticking it to Yankee fans in mind, I wouldn’t put it past them.

  347. Bryan October 11th, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    chubbs is loving his cheeseburgers

  348. kenny powers October 11th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    pete abe with an early start to his offseason

  349. haiku-man October 11th, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    What helped the Angels was HOME FIELD,it helps to be in your own “yawd.”

    Yankees are good on the road,and great at home.
    It won’t be easy,but if they play their game plan,I believe they’ll get the W.

    -GO YANKEES (I mean to shout)

  350. Tony Z October 11th, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    As a Mets fan here I am reading through all the blogs of the playoff teams and I must say between the Tigers,Cardinals and now the Red Sox coughing it up its making the offseason a lot easier to deal with! I guess its not just the mets who blow big games.

    Im pulling for NY in this one, especially if the hated Phils get in.

  351. Nick in SF October 11th, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Zach: I posted over there the first day to wish Pete well and I’ve checked over there a few times after people here have posted a link to something notable… after a while, the novelty will wear off for most, I suspect. Hopefully it will end up being a good information source without people taking such offense when Pete posts things with a slant we here do not appreciate.

    As for Montreal, Triumph the Insult Comic Dog did it up pretty well.

  352. Jeff NJ October 11th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    I wonder if the Red Sox would go after Matsui in the offseason? He would be a massive improvement over Ortiz, but Red Sox loyalists will not be happy.

  353. sar515 October 11th, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Game time for Friday????

    Anybody??

  354. Jeff NJ October 11th, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Friday’s time is still TBD. Both series play that day.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/schedule/ps.jsp?y=09

  355. Pat M. October 11th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Here’s an advance scouting heads up…..The Angels bullpen will not be able to handle the rigors and demands of a best of 7 series, especially vs. a ballclub like The NY Yankees…..It’ll be their downfall……Mike Scoscia will ask for his starters to go deep into the games, however it’s not going to hold up

  356. GreenBeret7 October 11th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    For those who are bored and waiting for the game to start, here’s a link to a pretty decent article on Rodriguez. Over on the lower right side of the page under the “Topic: More Yankee News” is a link to an article on Pettitte. Don’t be thrown off by the title of the article. It’s pretty good, with quotes from Mel stottlemyre.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/spo.....vers_.html

  357. m October 11th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    One thing is certain…Shawskank Redemption is a blog favorite.

  358. sar515 October 11th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Thanks Jeff….

  359. Zach in Port Jeff (2 down, 9 to go) October 11th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Nick, the best quote of Triumph’s Quebec excursion was: “You’re in North America…Learn the language!”

  360. GreenBeret7 October 11th, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    randy l.
    October 11th, 2009 at 5:23 pm
    “GreenBeret7
    October 11th, 2009 at 5:09 pm
    Sam/Chad, change the time zone on your computer. That should change your time stsmp. Just remember to change it back after tonight’s win.”

    wow! gb7 giving techie help .

    that’s like mr mcgoo giving driving lessons

    ————————————————————

    LMAO. I can’t take all of the credit for the advice. Sidney told me about it. Anthony says it’s just ridiculous and girls don’t know nothing about computers and stuff. They only know about dolls.

  361. haiku-man October 11th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Socks admitted on their blog,Yuk is no Manny,and Ortiz is nothing without his JUICE.

    They also fault this epic fail of their team to not signing Tex,and letting the Yankees get him.

  362. Joe from Long Island October 11th, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Thanks for the scouting report, Pat M.

    I don’t think the Red Sox will go for Matsui. He’s exclusively a DH at this point in his career, and they already have a few of those types – Ortiz and Lowell, maybe even Drew – under contract for next year.

    As Cash has said many times, the game is changing, and teams that are younger and more athletic will be on the ascendancy. Heck, look at the Angels. Theo may be a lot of things, but he’s not dense enough to miss that (JP Ricciardi, maybe.)

  363. Carl October 11th, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    haiku-man October 11th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Socks admitted on their blog,Yuk is no Manny,and Ortiz is nothing without his JUICE.

    They also fault this epic fail of their team to not signing Tex,and letting the Yankees get him.

    do you have a link?

  364. Farr and Howe--this post brought to you by W.B. Mason-- October 11th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    “Socks admitted on their blog,Yuk is no Manny,and Ortiz is nothing without his JUICE.
    They also fault this epic fail of their team to not signing Tex,and letting the Yankees get him.
    do you have a link?”

    Drive up I-95

  365. Nick in SF October 11th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Zach: Oops, it was actually Quebec City. Same difference!

    I prefer the one about the national health care covering humor transplants… here it is:

    http://www.videosift.com/video.....-in-Quebec

    I am off to watch the game with good Yankee people, see y’all later!

  366. ariel October 11th, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    The board seems to have less personal attacks and discord with the absence of Pete’s negativity and obvious points of bias…..that’s good. Sam and his colleagues are doing a very good job.

  367. Pel October 11th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

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

    http://bit.ly/2Qy9Q

  368. Pat M. October 11th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    As several of us stated back in June, The Boston Red Sox were never as good as their record indicated…..

  369. haiku-man October 11th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    nesn.con,boston.com,bostonherald.com
    Peres exrea bases blog on boston.com

    ALERT these people are crazy angry and F bombs are flying!

    So far they aren’t deleted.

  370. jennifer October 11th, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    The Twins are selling the towels. WTH?!

  371. Dave October 11th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    what happened to SJ44?

  372. KF October 11th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Some of the posters today are really tough on Pete Abe, after all he not only helped provide a good game time community for fans but fed our interest during the hot stove and winter meetings. Some people have short memories.

  373. m October 11th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    I still can’t get over the blown save. I watched it without really paying attention. Doing other stuff, figuring Boston will get it done somehow.

    But to see how many run-scoring hits Papelbon actually gave up is stunning. 2 inherited runners and 3 of his own. Amazing.

  374. pat October 11th, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Twitter-

    Bobby Abreu 5 for 9, 4 runs, 4 walks, 1 RBI in ALDS. “I want the Yankees next,” he said. “Been waiting all year.” LAA just loves him.
    about 1 hour ago from web

  375. 100 pitches of fun... October 11th, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Please Damon don’t have any adventures out in LF. He had a lot of issues in the last series they played there.

  376. Jeff NJ October 11th, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    SJ44 usually only comes around when he has pin-pointed a problem with the Yankees or to shoot down a negative nancy/ troll. When things are good, I get the feeling he just enjoys the game quietly. Oh and he said he was in Baltimore doing something for the Ravens this weekend.

  377. pat October 11th, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    I didn’t want to see the Angels clinch today but happy to see Papelbon blew it. :smile:

  378. jennifer October 11th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    Kay just said the Yankees did NOT check out of their hotel. Want any motivation for the Twins. If they win they will travel home tomorrow.

  379. m October 11th, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    pat,

    lol @ Abreu. I realize he had to defer in the Yankee clubhouse, but how sad is it that he’s stepped up as a leader for the Angels. I mean, he’s been there all of one year? What about Torii and Vlady? But the media is selling Abreu as a leader and one of the biggest reasons for their success.

    I hope it’s a case of “be careful what you wish for, bobby”.

  380. GreenBeret7 October 11th, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    pat
    October 11th, 2009 at 6:19 pm
    Twitter-

    Bobby Abreu 5 for 9, 4 runs, 4 walks, 1 RBI in ALDS. “I want the Yankees next,” he said. “Been waiting all year.” LAA just loves him.
    about 1 hour ago from web

    ————————————————————

    I’m rather surprised that Bobby A. would put something like that out there. Not at all like him. Wonder how that will go over with Sciocia?

  381. randy l. October 11th, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    “what happened to SJ44?”

    i think he said doing a football game somewhere.

  382. Pel October 11th, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    YES Dome Report with Bob Lorenz, Michael Kay, and Ken Singleton:

    http://bit.ly/3RJxQK

  383. 100 pitches of fun... October 11th, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    Abreu will learn like Papelbum to talk after you accomplish something not before. Some players just don’t know how to win quietly.

  384. timo October 11th, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    Abreu is entitled to say whatever he wants after the way he was dissed.

    I’d like to see the Yanks get him back for a one-year deal to replace Damon/Matsui, although it’s hard to envision a scenario where that happens.

    Red Sox could go after him.

  385. GreenBeret7 October 11th, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    KF
    October 11th, 2009 at 6:18 pm
    Some of the posters today are really tough on Pete Abe, after all he not only helped provide a good game time community for fans but fed our interest during the hot stove and winter meetings. Some people have short memories.

    ————————————————————

    Or, maybe it’s because some people were tired of his two-faced BS and nasty remarks.

  386. m October 11th, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    Yes, and SJ showed up during the game thread to tell everyone that AJ’s wildness lost us the game and that was the season.

    He also showed up the day after, but neither confirmed nor denied his presence on Friday.

    Simply said that wasn’t him on Pete’s blog.

  387. Scared of the Wall October 11th, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    Bring it on, Bobby.

    I know you had an error in right field at Yankee Stadium earlier this year… looking forward to some more of those.

  388. m October 11th, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Who the heck dissed Abreu?

    They picked up his big fat extension, and the relationship was a good one.

    If he was bitter he shouldn’t be. He found a good team and a position of leadership on that team. The fact that he’s not getting paid what he thinks he should is nobody’s problem but his own.

  389. pat October 11th, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    GB

    It’s from Pete’s Twitter. Bobby sound s a little bitter which is a side I’ve never seen of him but I don’t think Pete would make it up.

  390. JasonR October 11th, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Now we’ll get to see Papelbon’s true value. He likes to compare himself to Rivera, but the real measure of a closer isn’t how dominant they look when they save games but how they bounce back after a tough loss. Mo was able to bounce back from three devastating blown saves and maintain his legendary aura.

    Is he cut along the same lines as Rivera and Hoffman, or was this season his start to Lidge-like shakiness? He has all offseason to think about that.

  391. 100 pitches of fun... October 11th, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Abreu is entitled to say whatever he wants after the way he was dissed.
    —————————
    How was he dissed? Because the Yanks didn’t want to pay him $11m more then he actually got? He wasn’t worth close to $16m in this economy.

  392. randy l. October 11th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    “As several of us stated back in June, The Boston Red Sox were never as good as their record indicated…..”

    pat m-

    having an offense built around pedroia and youkillis isn’t the same as one built around manny and ortiz in their prime.

    i think the teixeira signing failure knocked them back and they never used the money they had for teixeira n any one else.

    pat-
    check out this cal ripken video mooch posted this morning about the jeter play at second.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/media/video…..id=7037041

    i hope mac daddy dares to show up to watch it.

  393. Pel October 11th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    YES Kim Jones interview with Andy Pettitte:

    http://bit.ly/1E0NTX

  394. Richard B October 11th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    The curse of Pete Abe is what a lot of the commenters are saying on boston.com LOL

  395. Betsy October 11th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    I had warm feelings for Abreu, but what a jerky comment. The Yankees made a business decision – now he wants to make it personal? LOL They made the right move – I don’t care what kind of year he’s had in LA. I am perfectly happy with Nick Swisher. I have no intention of engaging in any sort of nostalgia for Bobby.

  396. randy l. October 11th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    pat try this:
    http://mlb.mlb.com/media/video.....id=7037041

  397. Carl October 11th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    You know what the say Bobby, be careful what you wish for.

  398. GreenBeret7 October 11th, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    pat
    October 11th, 2009 at 6:28 pm
    GB

    It’s from Pete’s Twitter. Bobby sound s a little bitter which is a side I’ve never seen of him but I don’t think Pete would make it up.

    ————————————————————

    Not saying it was made up…only that I’m surprised that he made the remarks. Although, in the excitement of them advancing in such a shockinly easy way, it just slipped out. I’m sure that he sees it as a chance to show the Yanks and Cashman that he can still hurt a team badly in every way possible.

  399. timo October 11th, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    m, it wasn’t just that the Yanks didn’t offer him arbitration but that they wouldn’t even talk to his agent when he was out on the market and available at a reasonable price. the Yanks decision is defensible but it is also understandable that he would be miffed after performing very well for us.

  400. Scorpio October 11th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Hmm, that doesn’t sound like Bobby Abreau, maybe it was taken out of context. Bulletin board material is always good I guess.

    I wish our bats will wake up a bit, someone other than #2 and #13 needs to step up.

  401. Scared of the Wall October 11th, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Pete was extremely disrepectful to posters who disagreed with him, especially if it concerned A-Rod.

    Such condescension is unnecessary as everyone is entitled to their own opinion. He took any difference of opinion to heart and then would personally attack the poster.

    I can certainly understand why some posters are glad to see him gone.

  402. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Richard B
    October 11th, 2009 at 6:31 pm
    The curse of Pete Abe is what a lot of the commenters are saying on boston.com LOL

    *****

    Its probably the same people posting it here.

    I wish people would leave Pete alone and let the man do his job

  403. m October 11th, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    timo,

    You do realize that the Yankees aren’t required to talk to agents about players they have no interest in, right?

    Who’s mad? Fans that wish they could have Abreu for $5M? His agent because the Yankees didn’t want to help drive up his price?

    Abreu has every right to feel motivated, most players do against their old teams.

    Maybe Abreu’s mad because the trade prevented him from winning a world series with Philly. Oh, sorry. That was mean. :oops:

    Anyway. I loved Bobby when he was here, and he’s a good enough guy, but there’s no reason for him to talk like he’s the BMOC.

  404. Betsy October 11th, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    M, to be fair, the part about AJ could easily have been SJ – that sounded a lot like him. The stuff about the series being over was obviously not him – and a dumb move on the part of the imposter

  405. GreenBeret7 October 11th, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Abreu was one of the few acquisitions that came straight into a pennant race and almost always helped produce victories. He’s a Hell of a fine hitter and a great base runner. He never asked out of a game and he played hurt. I have no ill will towards Bobby Abreu. He, like Rodriguez has given the Yankees nothing but 100% effort and that’s what I liked.

  406. Farr and Howe--this post brought to you by W.B. Mason-- October 11th, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    the way he personally attacked posters was gross, imho

  407. Pel October 11th, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    >I’m sure that he sees it as a chance to show the Yanks and
    >Cashman that he can still hurt a team badly in every way possible.

    All he has to do is look at the tape of his fielding from last year. He’s already inflicted enough damage to the Yanks.

  408. Valerie G. October 11th, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    hey all! great win for the Angels…now all we need to do is beat Pavano tonight and we’re in the ALCS!

  409. Scud Missile October 11th, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Bucky fing Dent, Bill fing Buckner, Aaron fing Boone, Vladimir fing Guerrero

  410. Steve Kline October 11th, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Papelbum = flash in the pan, will be forgotten in a year or two.

    Billy Wagner – proof that anyone can get close to 400 saves. He is awful, and underrrated as to what a bum he is. As soon as they get rid of him Phillies in the playoffs every year.

  411. braden October 11th, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Here’s a comment from nesn game day thread

    “I DO BELIEVE WE HAVE bonafide S W E E P!!
    This group of fools needs to be broken up.
    Get rid of the #1 roider ORTIZ,on the team,
    and be free of your sins.This team ran out of
    steam when the Yankees smoked them at the last meeting.
    This funky bunch of idiots couldn’t even fake it that long!!
    They have been exposed,no body fears these roiders.”

    Something tells me their upset.

  412. Vader October 11th, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    GB…I agree, but he did have an issue with the big blue thing behind him in right field.

  413. randy l. October 11th, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    ” I have no ill will towards Bobby Abreu. He, like Rodriguez has given the Yankees nothing but 100% effort and that’s what I liked.”

    yeah , i agree. i liked abreu.

    i just didn’t like him at 15 million.

  414. Steve Kline October 11th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    “The curse of Pete Abe is what a lot of the commenters are saying on boston.com LOL”

    The reality is the Curse of an overrated bullpen – Delcarmen, Papelbum, Wagner … they blow!

  415. Jinx Jinx Jinx Jinx October 11th, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    The Twins win tonight.

  416. Frank from Chatham October 11th, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    ariel October 11th, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    The board seems to have less personal attacks and discord with the absence of Pete’s negativity and obvious points of bias…..
    _________________________________

    My thinking is that some of Pete’s comments, although occasionally negative were never those of a “homer” blog meister.

    Much of the time he was thought provoking and sometimes he did show some bias but at the end of the day, his comments were fact based.

    Some on this blog want to knock him now but when he was here, where were your comments? Maybe, it’s one of the American ways – to tear down. Pete built this blog, for the better.

    Look around – how many blogs on this narrow topic – the NY Yankees – are outstanding and have the blog numbers. Very few.

    As far as personal attacks on this blog – some were in good nature and some were very personal.

    Trisha, who was a terrific blogger – like her style or not. She was informative, interesting and certainly not vanilla. I for one enjoyed searching for her comments and reading what she had to say.

    I for one have missed her the past few days and have great hopes that she returns.

    I enjoy searching to see what SJ44 says. What CB says. Included also in my reading searches are M, Betsy, Nick in SF, GreenBeret7, of course Randy l. and Doreen, Rebecca, Erica and Fran (the original).

    One of the reasons this Blog is so good is it’s diversity in thinking. Be wary of chasing those away with nasty barbs simply b/c of disagreement.

  417. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 11th, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Pinstriped piranhas…

    Pariah of Yankee yore…

    Media frenzy…

  418. Valerie G. October 11th, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Frank from Chatham–where am I on that list? :-)

  419. Rick October 11th, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Jeff NJ
    October 11th, 2009 at 5:46 pm
    I wonder if the Red Sox would go after Matsui in the offseason? He would be a massive improvement over Ortiz, but Red Sox loyalists will not be happy.

    ………………

    Not happening. Ortiz is owed $13M for 2010 and John Henry will not eat the contract. Who would want him ?

  420. dave October 11th, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    will they start on timee

  421. GreenBeret7 October 11th, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Vader
    October 11th, 2009 at 6:41 pm
    GB…I agree, but he did have an issue with the big blue thing behind him in right field.

    ————————————————————

    abreu almost had his career ruined running into walls for the astros. He tore his rotator cuff badly and the Astros dumped him and kept Richard Hildago instead. Besides getting dumped, he got almost zero help from the Astros as far as rehabbing and the shoulder was never right. He was hurt crashing into walls.

  422. m October 11th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Frank from Chatham is zooming to the top of my Like to Meet list!

    btw, where is Chatham? :)

  423. djsunyc October 11th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Greg October 11th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Why is anyone celebrating the Boston loss?

    That outcome is the worst possible outcome for the Yanks. Now the Angels can line up their staff and the Yankees cannot hit Lackey. NY needed the Sox/Angels to beat each other up and for that series to go the duration. Now tonight is a must game for the Yanks so Sabathia can start game 1 vs Anaheim. Lose tonight and the Angels are shoe-ins.

    ———

    game 1 is friday.

    if we win today or tomorrow, i still gives us 3 full days inbetween to rest and lineup our rotation.

    i wanted to see yanks/angels – not b/c i know who’s going to win b/c i don’t, it could be either team – but b/c it would be 10x more fun than a boston/yanks series. this series will have manager vs. manager and alot more stealing/bunting/sacrificing etc. boston is BORING to watch.

    now, if we handle our business in minny, we can sit back and wait for a really really fun series…one that will go 6 or 7…one that may see CC make 3 starts…and one where arod murders anaheim stadium…

  424. Jinx Jinx Jinx Jinx October 11th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Carl Pavano shuts down the Yankees offense tonight.

  425. Arliss October 11th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Hey Pete – if u are reading this site, which I assume u must be, because boston.com (aka, the morgue) is pretty slow, then let me be amongst the frst to congratulate you on a great season. You got to see 5 months of great baseball, then you went north, and you coverage beat got its lunch jammed down its throat and now its over. Have fun making up lies about sox prospects and pretending every team wants to give Boston ther best players for garbage during the offseason with the other Boston loyalist named Slippery Pete.

  426. Pat M. October 11th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Randy I ( The Original Tin Cup ), as soon as that play developed you just knew it was a great under the radar play by Derek…..I just think that Gomez was late getting to second, and with a possible throw to second, Derek was going to protect 2nd…However with the late arrival of Gomez he was either going to stop and get into a run down or was going to retreat back to 2nd…..Derek immediatley called for the baseball, and how he knew that Gomez fell is beyond me…..Mac Daddy popped off without understanding the dynanmics of the play & what the Shortstop’s options are in that situation……To you & I, it was just another very heads up play by Jeter…..

  427. GreenBeret7 October 11th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    randy l.
    October 11th, 2009 at 6:41 pm
    ” I have no ill will towards Bobby Abreu. He, like Rodriguez has given the Yankees nothing but 100% effort and that’s what I liked.”

    yeah , i agree. i liked abreu.

    i just didn’t like him at 15 million.

    ————————————————————

    No, but, they could have gotten him for 8-10 mil and worth every penny. The problem was that they kept Nady and had just acquired Swisher. There was no place for him since they still had Damon and Matsui under 13 mil contracts. It was just a matter of who to unload or keep. I realize that they could only cut him 20% in salary, but, the man can hit. still, I have no issues with the team makeup.

  428. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    This Pete bashing is disgusting and totally out of hand. Please stop

  429. Frank from Chatham, NJ October 11th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    M

    :)
    Chatham is in NJ… probably 25 miles west of NYC…

    Right next to the Short Hills Mall. Most women in the tri-state area know where that mall is – for good or bad!

  430. MaineYankee October 11th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    randy

    How do you make the “good read” list and I make the list of condescending posters?

    Seems to me a switch is in order. :lol:

  431. Valerie G. October 11th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Thanks, Erica.

  432. m October 11th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Theo not making excuses, doesn’t want to use a short series as an excuse.

    He said they didn’t really play well these 3 games. These 3 games?!?

    Theo gets such a pass sometimes. Smoltz, Penny, Wagner?

  433. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 11th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    “Its probably the same people posting it here.
    I wish people would leave Pete alone and let the man do his job”

    Me too. I’m rapidly getting tired of reading such pettiness on here.

    It took him a long time to build this blog to what it is today.

  434. uncle tito October 11th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    This is a different Yankee team, a new Arod, a deeper pen, & lots of power arms which Yanks did not have in the past.

    Angels pen is not deep enough to beat the Yanks in a 7 game series.

    Yanks go to Series this yr.

  435. Get it right please! October 11th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Jinx=PETE,

    How’s it going Pete,nice of you to drop by.

  436. GreenBeret7 October 11th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    m
    October 11th, 2009 at 6:50 pm
    Frank from Chatham is zooming to the top of my Like to Meet list!

    btw, where is Chatham?

    ————————————————————

    Onterio, Canada or Northeast Georgia (Savannah).

  437. S.A.--Serenity Now October 11th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Let’s do this. Go Yanks

  438. Valerie G. October 11th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Go Yanks!!

  439. randy l. October 11th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    “Not happening. Ortiz is owed $13M for 2010 and John Henry will not eat the contract. Who would want him ?”

    i need help unpacking boxes next summer down here on the cape. he could get out of boston heat for the summer. :)

  440. Carl October 11th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Lets go Yankees!!! Sweeeeeeep!!!

  441. Abdababdaserser October 11th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    “GreenBeret7 October 11th, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    I’m rather surprised that Bobby A. would put something like that out there. Not at all like him. Wonder how that will go over with Sciocia?”

    ________________

    Bobby has been talking tough like that all year. He said in an interview that he could never root for the Yankees. Phillies, absolutely, but never the Yankees.

    He is a bitter man over not being talked to by the Yankees for signing for a big contract over paying him for being afraid of the wall.

    Being that Bobby feels that way, I hope the Yankees shut him down and shut him up. May the Yankees prove beyond all doubt they are the best team this year.

    Go Yankees.

  442. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 11th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Rofl Pete
    October 11th, 2009 at 6:58 pm
    Hey Erica? Kiss my ass

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

    I doubt she could, even if she wanted to take your off on your nasty offer. Your head appears to be in the way.

  443. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Ooooh- Nice Game 2 recap intro

    Got goosebumps all over again :-)

  444. Valerie G. October 11th, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Okay, I’m speaking in defense of Erica, because it just so happens that she’s right. So please, guys, be nice.

  445. m October 11th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    How do they get those neat designs into the carpet?

  446. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 11th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Manic Metrodome…

    Pettitte versus Pavano…

    With one win we clinch!

  447. jennifer October 11th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Frank I know that mall! I got there a few times a year!

  448. randy l. October 11th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    “btw, where is Chatham?
    ————————————————————
    Onterio, Canada or Northeast Georgia (Savannah).”

    gb7-

    you pea brain!

    you forgot chatham, ma, that famous cape cod town and home of the chatham a’s of the cape cod league.

  449. Valerie G. October 11th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    I love this song but it’s getting old. They need a new one.

  450. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Angel-

    No worries. Thanks anyway, he just provided the ammunition to get hismelf banned

  451. jennifer October 11th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Valerie G.

    The bon jovi one? it is a new song.

  452. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Thanks Val :-)

  453. 100 pitches of fun... October 11th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    LET’S GO YANKEES!!!!

  454. Betsy October 11th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Frank, thanks for the shout out. I always appreciate your comments as well…..

    I never think of Bobby Abreu and I didn’t miss him at all. The Yankees are a very good team…….his comment? He sounds like a whiner, but whatever. The Yankees have some work to do, so that’s what I’m going to focus on.

  455. Valerie G. October 11th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    jennifer–oh, i know. i just mean they’ve played it over and over during the playoffs.

  456. GreenBeret7 October 11th, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    New England will be a morgue if the Brocos beat the Pat Riots. 17-17 late in the 4th quarter. (chuckle, chortle).

  457. Valerie G. October 11th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Erica–no prob.

  458. randy l. October 11th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    “How do you make the “good read” list and I make the list of condescending posters?
    Seems to me a switch is in order.”

    maine yankee-

    you probably didn’t send the $20 to frank in chatham like i did when he asked me for it to be included on his list :)

  459. GreenBeret7 October 11th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    randy l.
    October 11th, 2009 at 7:02 pm
    “btw, where is Chatham?
    ————————————————————
    Onterio, Canada or Northeast Georgia (Savannah).”

    gb7-

    you pea brain!

    you forgot chatham, ma, that famous cape cod town and home of the chatham a’s of the cape cod league.

    ————————————————————

    Is that part of the USA? Chatham, Onterio, Canada is more American.

  460. Valerie G. October 11th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Here we go….

  461. jennifer October 11th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    haha the band set up where Pavano warms up.

  462. Doreen October 11th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Just got home from dinner, tuned into the game. And I’m already SICK of hearing Carl Pavano’s name. Sheesh.

    :)

  463. MaineYankee October 11th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Angel

    I doubt she could, even if she wanted to take your off on your nasty offer. Your head appears to be in the way.

    ——————————————————

    That is the best post of the season. :lol:

  464. Valerie G. October 11th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    jennifer–that is so funny!! lol

  465. Valerie G. October 11th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    jennifer–that is so funny!! lol

  466. Psyluk October 11th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    The Yankees should do us all a favor and pound this loser’s face in so we don’t have to see it anymore on TV, Gameday, Yahoo or any other internet application.

  467. Valerie G. October 11th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    sorry for the double-post.

  468. EY October 11th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    …..

    Not two very productive at bats.

  469. djsunyc October 11th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    i think we will have problems with pavano the first time or two around the lineup. but come 4/5/6th innings, we will start to hit him.

    he does an effective job at changing speeds and those type of pitchers gives us fits.

  470. Curse of Fat Pete October 11th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Damon is just awful.

  471. Creedence October 11th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    No-hitter by Pavano through one :(

  472. Jeter's Edge (In Blaz'n Copper!) October 11th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Does anyone have a link to listen to the radio station feed for free?

    I want to sink the radio with the tv broadcast if i can.

    -Thanks!

  473. djsunyc October 11th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    jennifer October 11th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    haha the band set up where Pavano warms up.

    ———

    was there a fat lady singing with them?

  474. EY October 11th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Awful inning against Cy Idle.

  475. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    I thought blackburn pitched already..

  476. m October 11th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    :evil:

  477. Psyluk October 11th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Just seeing Pavano’s picture on Gameday makes me grit my teeth.

  478. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    we will get to him

  479. jennifer October 11th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    djsunyc

    Someone was standing on a small step ladder.

    That inning went way to quick!

  480. pat October 11th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Let’s go y’all!

  481. m October 11th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Jeter’s edge.

    Try go to espn.com, and click on radio. Bring up the radio player and flip through the stations in the dropdown menu.

  482. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 11th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    MaineYankee – lol I just noticed my typos in it too. Wanted to get it in before he got banned.

  483. GreenBeret7 October 11th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    I’ll return later, after the idiots give up to go snuggle up to mommy’s bosum until the boogie men in pinstripes go home

  484. Greg October 11th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Pavano seems to dominate the Yanks. Why?

    The game has that “uh-oh” feeling already.

  485. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 11th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    I really don’t even like looking at Pavano – and there is precious few ex-yankees I feel that way about.

  486. pat October 11th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Hmm. I’ve never seen an umpire tell a pitcher they can’t blow in their hand if they asked to.

  487. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 11th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Greg
    October 11th, 2009 at 7:16 pm
    Pavano seems to dominate the Yanks. Why?
    The game has that “uh-oh” feeling already.

    :roll:

  488. MG October 11th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Andy has his good stuff tonight although he hasn’t thrown an cutter yet…

  489. m October 11th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Nice hustle, Swisher!

  490. NYY626 - GO ANDY October 11th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Got home just in time for the first pitch. LETS GO ANDY!!

  491. randy l. October 11th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    “Pavano seems to dominate the Yanks. Why?
    The game has that “uh-oh” feeling already.”

    greg-

    it’s the first inning.

  492. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 11th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    I haven’t either, Pat. What would be a reason for them to not allow it?

  493. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    OMG..that was a strike!!

  494. CY IDLE >> Yankees October 11th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Cy Baker next?

  495. MG October 11th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Pavano threw hittable fastballs to each batter on the 1st pitch in the 1st inning-look for them to start going after the 1st pitch if that continues. When he gets ahead he’s tough because of that change.

  496. Carl October 11th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Great inning Andy

  497. Doreen October 11th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Good. First inning in the books.

  498. CY IDLE >> Yankees October 11th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    a 123 by yankee pitchers. who are these guys?

  499. EY October 11th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Good inning by Andy.

    Our bats needs to bust out, and bust some sore buttocks.

  500. MG October 11th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Andy has a really good fastball tonight, look for him to go to the cutter when he gets ahead the 2nd time through the order, right now he just needs the fastball and curve.

  501. randy l. October 11th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    mg-

    i was thinking the same thing. it looked like the yankee had a game plan to take the first pitch.

    maybe not a good idea with him.

    we’ll get a better idea this inning.

  502. DW October 11th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Okay, time for some runs.

  503. MG October 11th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Randy, yup, we’ll see if they make that change now or wait until the 2nd time through the order.

  504. MG October 11th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    give Pavano and Mauer credit there, they switched to the breaking ball to Arod…

  505. Tarheelyank October 11th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Is everybody sitting in the right chair, wearing the same clothes, showered or not showered, etc ?

    Just checking we can’t leave anything to chance.

  506. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    I HATE PAVANO!!!!!!

  507. CY IDLE >> Yankees October 11th, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    come on …………

  508. MG October 11th, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    where did Pavano get the 93 mph heat? Earlier this year he was at 89 max.

  509. Betsy October 11th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    I really don’t know why anyone is surprised. Pavano is not a terrible pitcher and he’s pitched extremely well against us. The Yankees haven’t thumped anyone, I mean putting up big crooked numbers, for awhile.

  510. CY IDLE >> Yankees October 11th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Marlins all over again?

  511. RS October 11th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    I hate Pavano more than any player in baseball, including those dirty Sox.

  512. bru October 11th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    i just got back from pete abes blog & came away with this

    registration does nothing to stop idiots from posting

    that place is insane

  513. Doreen October 11th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    I’m not liking this.

    This is going to get disgusting. Having to hear about him. He STUNK even when he was healthy for the Yankees.

  514. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Tarheelyank
    October 11th, 2009 at 7:24 pm
    Is everybody sitting in the right chair, wearing the same clothes, showered or not showered, etc ?

    Just checking we can’t leave anything to chance.

    ****

    I have not showered yet. I usually wait to see how the Yankees are playing before I know if I need to get rid of any “stink” or not

  515. Tarheelyank October 11th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Matsui had two very hittable pitches. He seemed to pull his head trying to crush it.

  516. randy l. October 11th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    i think pavano is so in the middle of the zone the yankees will at some point stop missing.

  517. Pat M. October 11th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    MG, I agree, they’re just sizing him up for the 2nd time around…..

  518. Michael T October 11th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    This is ridiculous. That stiff threw 3 BP speed fastballs down the middle of the plate to Matsui, and at least 1 to ARod and these clowns are talking like he’s painting black ala Greg Maddux. I predict his bubble is bursting very soon. Give me a break.

  519. Betsy October 11th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Doreen, Pavano actually has pitched decently this year. I hate the guy, but if the Yankees bats turn to sawdust tonight, they really have only themselves to blame.

  520. Dan @ 116&B-Way October 11th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Yanks are making C.P. look like Halladay…

  521. MG October 11th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    The Twins pitcher (whoever he is) brought his good stuff tonight-the Yankees will just have to scrap out some runs against him (whoever he is).

    The good news is that the guy pitching for the Yankees appears to have brought his good stuff as well. Advantage, Yankees…

  522. Jeff NJ October 11th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    taking a lot of pitches on Pavano. The Yankees will win this game easily tonight.

  523. Greg October 11th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    This may sound funny, but Pavano looks DOMINANT so far.

    Game still has that “uh-oh” feeling.

  524. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    6 up, 6 down…..here we go with the no no crap.

  525. EY October 11th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    NYY hitless against Cy Idle after 2…
    Cy Idle now has pitched 2 more 1-2-3 innings than his 4 years in New York.

  526. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    I have a feeling the second time through the order against Pavano will be very different than the first

  527. m October 11th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    LOL. Pavano has to get tired at some point. Or maybe he’ll stub his toe on the dugout stairs. As long as Andy throws up 0′s we’ll be fine.

  528. CY IDLE >> Yankees October 11th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    If we lose, is it cy baker tomorrow? He’s the guy that dominated us once, right?

  529. Psyluk October 11th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    I wouldn’t worry so much about it at this point. The upsetting thing is that he’s even involved in a baseball game of magnitude for anybody, much less the Yankees’ playoff opponent, and succeeding. I’ve never hated any player more, and that includes Kevin Brown and any Red Sox player.

  530. CY IDLE >> Yankees October 11th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    yeah cy baker tomorrow

  531. Doreen October 11th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Betsy -

    Oh, I know he has. This was the pitcher that Cashman thought he was signing.

    I expect the Yankees to do what they usually do, which is wait til the second or third time through. ;)

    I just don’t like hearing Pavano’s praises as if those 4 years didn’t happen. Listen, I was always defending him. Always. But I don’t want to hear Chip Caray say that PAVANO has extra motivation in this game because of the black period. Black period.

  532. MG October 11th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    on the Twins blog, they are saying the same thing-Pettitte looks really good, Mauer hit a weak ground ball to 2nd.

    Relax, everyone, it’s early and there are 9 innings. If the Yankees have taught (or should have taught) everyone this year it’s that they score late, often, and are never out of a game even when behind (they aren’t behind tonight, are they?)

  533. Jeremy October 11th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Baker has bad numbers against the Yankees. What are you talking about ?

  534. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 11th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    They’re going to make adjustments the second time through.

    Could these announcers at least pretend to appear objective?

  535. MG October 11th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Pat M, Randy-Andy hasn’t thrown a cutter yet, he’s saving it for later, that’s a good sign to me.

  536. The Ghost October 11th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Last one picked for dodgeball. Does the torment by the jocks never end???

  537. Psyluk October 11th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Pettitte looks like he brought the typical Andy playoff performance to the mound tonight.

    And I agree. Pavano should not be praised in any way, shape or form in relation to his “hard times” in New York. I’d love to have a black period and rake in 40 million dollars too.

  538. Carl October 11th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    I thought they had a drug testing policy in MLB. Orlando Cabrera looks like a crack head.

  539. m October 11th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    The Ghost,

    Not when you’re the last one picked for any team sport. :)

  540. Jeff NJ October 11th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Yankees 6, Twins 3. Champagne flows in Minnesota.

  541. CY IDLE >> Yankees October 11th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    odd, i swore baker had dominated the yankees. which twins pitcher did earlier this year?

  542. NYY626 - GO ANDY October 11th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Andy’s looking good :)

  543. Bryan October 11th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    Patriots lose to Denver in OT…HAHAHA

    Pete will be eating himself into submission tonight

  544. MG October 11th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    Andy holds serve…

  545. Valerie G. October 11th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    Not nice, Carl. :-(

  546. bru October 11th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    the yankees have proven us wrong all year & even as recently as the last game

    have faith,believe & enjoy

    we will crush pavano

    & just in case we dont there is always tomorrow

  547. djsunyc October 11th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Doreen October 11th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    I’m not liking this.

    This is going to get disgusting. Having to hear about him. He STUNK even when he was healthy for the Yankees.

    ———-

    no need to worry doreen b/c any pavano talk will end quick since the yanks will win the series.

    but…i would not be surprised to see him wearing a redsox jersey next season.

  548. The Ghost October 11th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Let’s not get too hung up on Pavano. There are very few players in baseball that have the nards to make it in NY. The saying goes – “if I can make it here I can make it anywhere” it’s not “if I can’t make it here I can’t make it anywhere”. Many players have been flops in the big city but have had great success out of the spotlight. Kenny Rogers anyone?

  549. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    NYY626-

    If you are out there, your boy looks really good tonight

  550. Psyluk October 11th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Delmon Young is easily the most overmatched player in the Twins’ lineup this postseason.

    For all the praise of the Twins as an organization, they’ve made two awful big trades in the last 3 years (Johan deal and Delmon Young for Matt Garza). Think they could use Matt Garza right about now?

  551. RS October 11th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    This game is really important for the Yankees. Since the Angels already clinched, they’ll have their rotation matched up perfectly for the ALCS. The Yankees need to win today so that they can line up Sabathia in Game 1 and Burnett in Game 2.

  552. OKI/DAVE October 11th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Damon needs to be the old Damon and start sparking the Yankee rally….

  553. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    NYY626 – GO ANDY
    October 11th, 2009 at 7:37 pm
    Andy’s looking good

    ****

    And we are obviously thinking alike tonight. LOL

    See my 7:39 :-)

  554. bru October 11th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    some of you are cruel

  555. Pat M. October 11th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    MG, Good observation,,,Andy throwing a great hook tonight…

  556. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 11th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    Andy’s looking good even when he’s in the dugout.

    Okay, I promise, that was only a momentary lapse.

  557. Garrius October 11th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    No runners have scored in the first two innings of games in the ALDS.

  558. EY October 11th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Man.
    Outside Dome: 30 degrees
    Inside Dome: 70 degrees

    They must be nuts to not build a roof for their new park. Everyone will hate October baseball at Minny if it ever happens again

  559. Dan @ 116&B-Way October 11th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Anyone read Pete @ the Globe? It’s funny that over 50% of the commenters appear to be Yankee fans.

    My favorite comment was: “Curse of MT? More like the curse of LH (LoHud)!”

  560. CY IDLE >> Yankees October 11th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    just so sad

  561. Valerie G. October 11th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    What’s with Pavano? He’s actually, what’s the word…good.

  562. 100 pitches of fun... October 11th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    The bottom of the lineup needs to wake up. Especially people not named Jeter, Arod or Tex. They have to stop chasing balls.

  563. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    7 in a row…what a joke!!!

  564. jennifer October 11th, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    UPDATE, 7:42 p.m.: Well, it’s clearly Pavano’s night — if he were wearing a Yankees uniform, that shard of Cano’s bat would have probably lodged in his windpipe.

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

    HAHA that is too funny!

  565. NYY626 - GO ANDY October 11th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    And we are obviously thinking alike tonight. LOL

    See my 7:39 :-)
    ________________________________________________________________
    I saw :). I went apple picking today. We hit a little traffic on the way home from NJ and I was freaking out that I was going to miss the beginning of the game. I walked in the door at 7:06!

  566. 100 pitches of fun... October 11th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Between innings someone needs to put a banana peel in the Twins dugout for Pavano…

  567. EY October 11th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    LOL @ Swish

  568. djsunyc October 11th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    EY October 11th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Man.
    Outside Dome: 30 degrees
    Inside Dome: 70 degrees

    They must be nuts to not build a roof for their new park. Everyone will hate October baseball at Minny if it ever happens again

    ———

    minny used to play outdoors but that was during a 154 game season and only 1 round of playoffs.

    the idea to build an outdoor stadium is borderline criminal…unless they plan to play on the road in april and september.

  569. 100 pitches of fun... October 11th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Swing at strikes!!!!

  570. CY IDLE >> Yankees October 11th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Way to swing at ball 4

  571. Jeremy October 11th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Will some people calm down. Pavano will get hit soon enough.

  572. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    djsunyc
    October 11th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    minny used to play outdoors but that was during a 154 game season and only 1 round of playoffs.

    the idea to build an outdoor stadium is borderline criminal…unless they plan to play on the road in april and september.
    ***

    The people that make up the mlb schedules are not that smart

  573. djsunyc October 11th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    this is the pavano audition tape for theo epstein this winter…but at the rate theo is going, he probably will look to someone like tom glavine first…lol…

  574. Yankee44 October 11th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    When the heck did Pavano suddenly become a good pitcher?

  575. PaulF October 11th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    BASEHIT

  576. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    YAY!!!!!! Melky :-)

  577. RS October 11th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    A hit! We got a hit!

  578. EY October 11th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Hahahahaha
    no hitter gone

  579. CY IDLE >> Yankees October 11th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    well at least we wont get no hit or perfect gamed

  580. DW October 11th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Yay, Melk!

  581. MG October 11th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    the Yankees need to start laying off the change up, it’s never in the strike zone, I’m expecting that change to start with Jeter’s AB.

  582. Yanks_Fan October 11th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Yeah Melky!

  583. Jeff NJ October 11th, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Melkster! Who said he stinks? Guess which team gave up a hit first? The Yankees will win this game handily.

  584. Vader October 11th, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Yankee44…it’s a walk year for him.

  585. OKI/DAVE October 11th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Can’t believe Jeter didn’t take a few pitches to allow Melky to steal 2nd….

  586. Greg October 11th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Glad to see Swisher thinks this game is a joke. Give up a professional hitter like Abreu and end up with a clown who could care less.

  587. S.A.--Serenity Now October 11th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Back to work Andy

  588. The Ghost October 11th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Is there a reason why Jeter didn’t give Melky a chance to steal? C’mon cap, when a guy is dealing you’ve got to manufacture.

  589. PaulF October 11th, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    The Yankees won’t score until they are behind. Andy should give up a run so we can be behind. Then we win 8-1.

  590. gusb October 11th, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Pavano will lose it as fast as he found it. Just give him time.

  591. Yankee Fan in Boston October 11th, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    What’s with the swinging at the first pitch every time? Is that a scouting report issue, that he throws first pitch meatballs?

  592. MG October 11th, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    the trolls are already coming out, the bridge jumpers will arrive as soon as the Twins get a base runner…

  593. KF October 11th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Yankees should be better the 2nd time around after seeing Pavano’s pitches. It’s about adjustment.

  594. 100 pitches of fun... October 11th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    It seems like the Yanks only like hitting or scoring in innings 6-9.

  595. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 11th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Greg
    October 11th, 2009 at 7:49 pm
    Glad to see Swisher thinks this game is a joke. Give up a professional hitter like Abreu and end up with a clown who could care less.
    **************************

    I seem to recall Abreu being constantly accused of not caring less and being afraid of the wall, to boot – while he was a Yankee.

  596. Tarheelyank October 11th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Jeter is hittting .448 on the first pitch.

  597. The Ghost October 11th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Greg, I’m convinced that giving up Abreu had a net positive effect on Cano and Melky. I think Abreu was a bad mentor for the two. He’s a natural hitter who doesn’t work on his game much. I think those two took their cue from him and got lazy with their development.

  598. GreenBeret7 October 11th, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    djsunyc
    October 11th, 2009 at 7:46 pm
    EY October 11th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Man.
    Outside Dome: 30 degrees
    Inside Dome: 70 degrees

    They must be nuts to not build a roof for their new park. Everyone will hate October baseball at Minny if it ever happens again

    ———

    minny used to play outdoors but that was during a 154 game season and only 1 round of playoffs.

    the idea to build an outdoor stadium is borderline criminal…unless they plan to play on the road in april and september.

    ————————————————————

    The Twins moved from Washington to Minnesota in 1961. The Twins never played in a 154 game schedule.

  599. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    Greg
    October 11th, 2009 at 7:49 pm
    Glad to see Swisher thinks this game is a joke. Give up a professional hitter like Abreu and end up with a clown who could care less.

    ***

    Also, they did not give up Abreu. They let him go at the end of his contract. The Yanks weren’t paying him what he wanted. However, we DID give up Wilson Betemit for Swisher. And Betemit was quite swell… :roll:

  600. Vader October 11th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Andy with high cheese??

  601. PaulF October 11th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Thanks for swinging at that Harris.

  602. The Ghost October 11th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Don’t forget that if they paid Abreu what he wanted they probably don’t have Teix on the team right now.

  603. EY October 11th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Wanger sighting!!!! :D

  604. Jhutch October 11th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    If they put an open air stadium in Denver, they can do it in Minny. They’re Nordic folk, they don’t mind the cold, they’re used to it.

  605. MG October 11th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Harris chased that high fastball because of the cutters he saw right before that. And that cutter that just got the K was really, really nasty. His stuff tonight is reminiscint of the game against the Orioles…

  606. NYY626 - GO ANDY October 11th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Andy perfect through 3 > Pavano :)

  607. PaulF October 11th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    I’m so glad we have Andy pitching.

  608. WangFan88 October 11th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    What was up with the look on CMW’s face when they cut to him after that ball was hit into the Yankees’ dugout? It looked like he was farting or something.

  609. The Ghost October 11th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Pretty psyched that Andy brought his A game to Minny :)

  610. OKI/DAVE October 11th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Come on pitching coach….get these Yankee batters rolling…Maybe a little reverse physc will turn the trick…

  611. GreenBeret7 October 11th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    The Ghost
    October 11th, 2009 at 7:51 pm
    Greg, I’m convinced that giving up Abreu had a net positive effect on Cano and Melky. I think Abreu was a bad mentor for the two. He’s a natural hitter who doesn’t work on his game much. I think those two took their cue from him and got lazy with their development.

    ————————————————————

    I’m convinced that you don’t know what you’re talking about. I don’t recall any manager, coach or player ever say that Abreu was lazy or a bad influence. Only idiot fans.

  612. Valerie G. October 11th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    This is going to be a pitcher’s duel…who knew?

  613. Vader October 11th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Chip Caray…is no Harry Caray or even Skip Caray, he stinks.

  614. Pat M. October 11th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    It’s getting a bit hostile here suddenly, take cover rational Yankee fans…..

  615. Valerie G. October 11th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Pat M.–Understood.

  616. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Valerie G.
    October 11th, 2009 at 7:57 pm
    This is going to be a pitcher’s duel…who knew?

    ****

    Unfortunately, the Yanks did not hit Pavano very well in his previous two starts against them this season. People were hoping for a slam dunk against him because of their personal hatred for Pavano. I am hoping the second time through the order the Yanks are able to adjust

  617. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Damon has been in a funk before the post season ever started

  618. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Damon has been horrible

  619. EY October 11th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    awful night for Damon so far.

    2Ks against the Idle? Ewww

  620. Farr and Howe--this post brought to you by W.B. Mason-- October 11th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Chip Carey is no Chip from Kate and Ali, he sucks that much

  621. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Leave Johnny alone!

  622. YanksFan October 11th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Damon is really struggling.

  623. Valerie G. October 11th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Erica–I agree. But I think this is more personal for Pavano than it is for the Yanks, so he has more of a reason to pitch well. Hopefully, we can take a lead pretty soon…

  624. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Yankees need to focus on making contact lol

  625. MG October 11th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    you have to give props to Pavano so far tonight-he’s pitched very much like Roy Halladay with command, location and velocity

  626. RS October 11th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    The Yankees are just looking at fastballs in the strike zone and swinging through changeups in the dirt. They need to change their approach, whatever it is.

  627. pat October 11th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    That was high

  628. PaulF October 11th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    BAD CALL

  629. NYY626 - GO ANDY October 11th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    WOW. NOT A STRIKE

  630. CM (Jeter will get pied someday) October 11th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Bad call.

  631. RS October 11th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Was that a complete joke?

  632. Vader October 11th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    BS

  633. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 11th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Ugh, he got a bit of umpire help there.

  634. Valerie G. October 11th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    MG–Yeah, but this is just oddly amazing from Pavano!!!

  635. JF October 11th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    a couple of runs first will break them….

    that call to tex was horrible

  636. Doreen October 11th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Okay -

    This is ridiculous. This umpire is calling everything a strike. How do you hit against that, when you don’t know whether it’s a strike or a ball. What a joke.

  637. gusb October 11th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Valerie G most top notch team games in the postseason are pitching duels. That’s why all the bridge jumpers worrying about Posada’s bat were barking at the moon. Yankees have offense. They need the pitchers on top of their games. Bats will break though eventually.

  638. WangFan88 October 11th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    This is brutal. Pavano is making the Yankee hitters look silly.

  639. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    That was high! People Pavano has 6 strikeouts

  640. RalphieD (OPPC) October 11th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    should of been ball four for tex

  641. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Okay, I definitely am showering now

    BRB

  642. Joe from Long Island October 11th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Interesting to see how the umpire’s ball-strike calls compares with the strike zone TBS has put up.

    This guy is bad.

  643. JZ October 11th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    so what, Andy hasn’t given up a hit

  644. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    WHAT-A-JOKE!!!! high strikes….

  645. Valerie G. October 11th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Mark–6 K’s?!?! unbelievable!

  646. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    4 innings 1 hit, 6 strikeouts, and a low pitch count.

  647. RalphieD (OPPC) October 11th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    pavano is pitching just about as good as he possibly can…thankfully andy is doing just as good

  648. MG October 11th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    look, no matter how well Pavano has pitched so far, Andy has pitched better.

    the Yankees have a much better lineup than the Twins, they are still in control of the game unless or until the Twins get ahead. And they haven’t smelled a hit yet.

  649. JZ October 11th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Pavano is still a weak sxxker

  650. GreenBeret7 October 11th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Rodriguez will drive in at least one run in his third at bat. That’s been his pattern in the first 2 games.

  651. JZ October 11th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    I hate this guy

  652. Doreen October 11th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    You can’t easily decipher TBS pitch graphic. It doesn’t seem to show balls that were swung at for strikes and I don’t think it does high and low very well.

  653. David October 11th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Yanks look like they’ll be lucky to scratch a single run across. Pavano looks better than any Yankee starter other than CC.

  654. djsunyc October 11th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    what are the odds that lopez latenight is cancelled before the world series is over?

  655. PaulF October 11th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    I hate this umpire

  656. RS October 11th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    That wasn’t a strike but the pitch to Teixeira was?

  657. Tarheelyank October 11th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    I usually like to give credit where credit is due, but I am sorry Pavano is not pitching as good as his results are showing tonight. He’s made some good pitches, but not 6k’s and 1 infield hit good.

    I am not sure what’s up, but I will bet our hitters will make the adjustment before this is all said and done.

  658. Enough Youk October 11th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    i dont get why people keep saying pavano can get revenge against the yanks…he collected 40 million dollars from them for nothing..he should say thank you

  659. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    these umps..trying to give the game away. it should be two strikes.

  660. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 11th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    No, it doesn’t,Doreen. It’s definitely not accurate.

    But I know what my eyes are telling me, lol.

  661. MG October 11th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    that was a wicked, wicked cutter to Span…

  662. gusb October 11th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Who’s the umpire? When it’s in the middle of the plate and not a strike that’s pretty bad.

  663. Roid Sox October 11th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    What’s up with pitch tracker?
    Strikes r balls
    balls r strikes

  664. Enough Youk October 11th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    yes this series will not go down into an umpire umping clinic…

  665. Valerie G. October 11th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Enough youk–it’s more revenge against the yankee fans and the players (who sort of mocked his multiple injuries)…i doubt he has much problem with the yankee administration.

  666. Enough Youk October 11th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    tarheelyank…to be fair pavano has good stuff tonight

  667. Roid Sox October 11th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Pettitte is dealing!

  668. GreenBeret7 October 11th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    I don’t think that Pettitte has thrown a pitch over the center of the plate, yet. Everything’s been on the corners. He and Pavano have put on a clinic, so far.

  669. djsunyc October 11th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    twins are playing like a team afraid to lose instead of a team that has nothing to lose…

  670. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 11th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Really not a fan of the homer hanky things.

  671. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Moviefone.com is reporting that A-Rod has asked Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell if he could marry Kate Hudson. (They said yes)

  672. Valerie G. October 11th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Dynasty is Destiny–we need more haikus!

  673. JF October 11th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    I agree both of them are pitching well but the umps are making them unhittable…

  674. PaulF October 11th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Last time time he had that curve it was the orioles game.

  675. Doreen October 11th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Wow -nice game so far by Andy. Weird strike zone or not.

  676. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Andy is dealing! if only the offense could muster some back to back hits

  677. Valerie G. October 11th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Erica–are you serious? Will there be a double wedding: Derek and Minka and AROD and Kate? lol

  678. randy l. October 11th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    five inning game.

  679. EY October 11th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    LOL “Countdown to outdoor baseball”

    Should be “Countdown to freezing baseball in October and April”

  680. MG October 11th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Randy, Pat M, did you see how Andy doubled up on the curve ball to Mauer-that was a thing of beauty followed by the cutter that put him away…

  681. djsunyc October 11th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Erica – always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Moviefone.com is reporting that A-Rod has asked Goldie Hawn and Kurt Russell if he could marry Kate Hudson. (They said yes)

    did they say it in that moviefone guy’s voice?

  682. pat October 11th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Andy is keeping the loudest place to play in baseball pretty quiet.

    Let’s go Yankee bats. We got a hit, now a run or 2 would be nice.

  683. Enough Youk October 11th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    moviefone: “Why don’t you just tell me what movie you want to see.” One of the best seinfield moments ever…

  684. GreenBeret7 October 11th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    That was nearly historic. You never see Mauer strike out on 3 pitches and look bad doing it.

  685. Get it right please! October 11th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Andy 48 pitches thru 4 Idle 54 thru 4

    Go Andy!

  686. William Buckner October 11th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Idk whats worse tonight, the umpires or Chip Carey and Ron Darling?

  687. Joe from Long Island October 11th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Erica – Not saying it’s not true (How would I know?), but seems strange if it was breaking news. Maybe prior to the playoffs. But, again, what do I know.

    I still think the Yanks should hold a Kate Hudson Film Festival after the season to thank her for her contributions to the team.

  688. MG October 11th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    GreenBeret7
    October 11th, 2009 at 8:14 pm
    That was nearly historic. You never see Mauer strike out on 3 pitches and look bad doing it.
    ————————————
    GB, Andy doubled up on the curve ball to Mauer, you would never expect that to a guy that punishes mistakes and good pitches equally.

  689. Tarheelyank October 11th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Andy is dealing. IMO Our hitters are making Pavano look better than he is tonight. And I do not hate Pavano. I look for it to change soon.

  690. randy l. October 11th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    mg-

    i was surprised mauer looked so bad.

  691. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 11th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    You need to change your name, Erica.

    Erica – always OPPC (with a lil TMZ)

    :)

  692. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Joe from Long Island
    October 11th, 2009 at 8:15 pm
    Erica – Not saying it’s not true (How would I know?), but seems strange if it was breaking news. Maybe prior to the playoffs. But, again, what do I know.

    I still think the Yanks should hold a Kate Hudson Film Festival after the season to thank her for her contributions to the team.

    ***

    It was a footnote in the page. Not breaking news. Who knows if it is true or not.

    But I sure approve of her influence :-)

  693. Laura - I want Matsui in pinstripes in 2010! October 11th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Just got home to find out that Papelsmear blew the game. Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy.

    Now that I’m here, the Yankees will give Pavano the beating that he deserves.

  694. Jeff NJ October 11th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Cashman, can we please have another year of Matsui?

  695. Valerie G. October 11th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Yeah, Hideki. Here we go…rally time!

  696. mosandman October 11th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Matsui!!!!

  697. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    lead off hit that’s the approach go up the middle

  698. PaulF October 11th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Matsui! now Jorge will do something.

  699. Brendan October 11th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    now let’s work pavano. His velocity has to diminish now that he is in the stretch.

  700. haiku-man October 11th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Mauer has a bad hip flexor,tripping over a base playing Detroit.

  701. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    October 11th, 2009 at 8:17 pm
    You need to change your name, Erica.

    Erica – always OPPC (with a lil TMZ)

    *****

    Hahahaha. My name is Erica and I may be a gossip junky

  702. DW October 11th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    We’re starting to get some decent swings against Pavano.

  703. Jeff NJ October 11th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    that bounced!

  704. Valerie G. October 11th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Nice play. Almost a nice hit.

  705. Laura - I want Matsui in pinstripes in 2010! October 11th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Looked like a trap to me. :P

  706. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    at least we hit the ball hard that inning

  707. MG October 11th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    in spite of the Yankees not scoring they hit the ball hard, that is a harbinger of things to come…

  708. pat October 11th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Yuck. They are hitting it hard now though.

  709. djsunyc October 11th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    3 hard hit balls – 2 misplaced…ok – we’re figuring him out now…

  710. Laura - I want Matsui in pinstripes in 2010! October 11th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Matsui with his impression of a statue.

  711. Mac Daddy October 11th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    wont be too long before the yanks are on the board…hitting it hard now

  712. GreenBeret7 October 11th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    WOW!!! You can’t balls any harder than that. Three bullets.

  713. Valerie G. October 11th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    We’re making things way too easy for Pavano.

  714. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 11th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Chip Caray could barely contain himself there. UGH.

  715. randy l. October 11th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    yanks hitting some balls hard now.

  716. Doreen October 11th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Nah, relay on the third angle showed a catch. Poor Matsui – stuck in no-man’s land.

    The good news is they’re starting to put the bat on the ball – hard.

  717. Joe from Long Island October 11th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Well, the good news is they’re starting to hit the ball hard, just got them caught. Strange DP.

  718. Yankee Fan in Boston October 11th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Im watching this game on gameday, and I’m just really confused as to what the gameplan is against Pavano. Swinging at first pitches and balls in the dirt doesn’t seem to be working…

  719. JZ October 11th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    horrible baserunning by Matsui

  720. gusb October 11th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Pavano always look like he’s smelling something bad.

  721. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 11th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Hey, I rely on you for my gossip junky fix, lol. Your sources are better than mine.

  722. Curse of Fat Pete October 11th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Sucks, but at least we roped a couple of balls there. Hopefully they start to find the green next inning.

  723. jennifer October 11th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Matsui is flat out an idiot. He stands there to get tagged out? Why didn’t he make any attempt to get back to the base?

  724. EY October 11th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Unlucky..

  725. Jeremy October 11th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    The Yankees are starting to hit the ball hard. Which means that Pavano won’t last too much longer. He was lucky to get out of that inning with a couple of good plays.

  726. David October 11th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    What was Matsui doing? It’s a hard ground ball. You run to second base. Glad the Yanks brought their A game tonight. Lose that chance to close it out and a 2004 style choke is upon us.

  727. mosandman October 11th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    I think when we get to him, it will be a few long balls.

  728. jennifer October 11th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Doreen- Matsui could have turned around and went back to first easily!

  729. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    October 11th, 2009 at 8:21 pm
    Hey, I rely on you for my gossip junky fix, lol. Your sources are better than mine.

    ****

    LOL. Thank you. Everyone needs to have a talent

  730. Bill October 11th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Nice base running Matsui.A little leaguer could have done better.

  731. RalphieD (OPPC) October 11th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    “Matsui is flat out an idiot. He stands there to get tagged out? Why didn’t he make any attempt to get back to the base?”

    ground ball…not line out

  732. pat October 11th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Erica

    As long as she uses a 2009 Yankee championship ring as her wedding band, I’ll send them a lovely wedding gift. :wink:

  733. Valerie G. October 11th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    jennifer–it was a bad play, and he did just stand there, but he’s been great this year, regardless.

  734. YanksFan October 11th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Pavano = Lucky B!

  735. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    okay andy work your magic

  736. NYY626 - GO ANDY October 11th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Cuddyer :evil:

  737. Vader October 11th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Thanks Darling

  738. Vader October 11th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Thanks Darling

  739. GreenBeret7 October 11th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    MG
    October 11th, 2009 at 8:16 pm
    GreenBeret7
    October 11th, 2009 at 8:14 pm
    That was nearly historic. You never see Mauer strike out on 3 pitches and look bad doing it.
    ————————————
    GB, Andy doubled up on the curve ball to Mauer, you would never expect that to a guy that punishes mistakes and good pitches equally.

    ————————————————————

    No kidding. He’s handled everyone well, and only O. Cabrera has been close to doing anything. What’s a bit of a surprise is the amount of strikeouts by both pitchers on so few pitches.

    Cuddyer hit a bullet on a good pitch. Need a DP.

  740. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    pat
    October 11th, 2009 at 8:23 pm
    Erica

    As long as she uses a 2009 Yankee championship ring as her wedding band, I’ll send them a lovely wedding gift.

    *****

    As Pam said on The Office this week, “Crate and Barrel doesn’t let you register for a toaster full of cash”

  741. EY October 11th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Wow great D by Swish

  742. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Swish just made a pretty play

  743. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Cano you lucked out there

  744. pat October 11th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Nice play by Swisher!

  745. Valerie G. October 11th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Nice job, Swish!

  746. Joe October 11th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Could Chip Caray at least try to show the same level of excitement when the Yankees do well? He was pretty openly bummed when they got the force out there.

  747. Greg October 11th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Ugh, that Boston collapse against the Red Sox will be on everyone’s mind if the Yanks lose tonight.’

    And Cano will always stink.

  748. Joe from Long Island October 11th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Nice play by Swish.

  749. Doreen October 11th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    He couldn’t go back to first because it was a ground ball, and it looked to me that the 1B-man was right in his way – he would have run into him.

    Nice force out. Good play by Swisher!

    Cano trying to make a catch instead of just playing the ball. Not good.

    Cano! Not good again. At least he caught it.

  750. Vader October 11th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Interesting…9-6 putout

  751. Valerie G. October 11th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    That was close. Somebody needs to call the ball, Melky or Robby.

  752. randy l. October 11th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    mac daddy-

    watch this video before you make a idiot of yourself again like you did last night.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/media/video.....id=7037041

  753. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 11th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Almost got him picked off there.

  754. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 11th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    If Swisher keeps making plays like that they’ll kick him out of Barnum and Bailey.

  755. Enough Youk October 11th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    we yank fans complain that cano swings at every pitch…Delmon Young Swings at the first pitch everytime up

  756. MG October 11th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Cano is going to be the Gold Glove 2nd baseman this year, enough already-he made a bad play, big deal, it cost the Yankess nothing.

  757. GreenBeret7 October 11th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Matsui wasn’t an idiot. He had no place to go. Mantle made that same move on a ground ball DP and was safe when a low liner to first and the first baseman snagged the short hopper and stepped on the bag and never tagged Mantle, who stayed at first.

  758. Doreen October 11th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Whew!

    And what’s with Caray saying the “PG” words in the 5th inning??????

  759. RalphieD (OPPC) October 11th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    swish’s defense has been on point this post season

  760. Laura - I want Matsui in pinstripes in 2010! October 11th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    “And Cano will always stink.”

    No, stupid comments like this stink.

  761. Vince B in Chitown October 11th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    I wish TBS would turn off the pitch tracker….it’s driving me nuts with these calls for and against.

  762. GreenBeret7 October 11th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    That Mantle play was in the 1960 WS.

  763. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 11th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    LOL I laughed at Pam’s Crate and Barrel crack. Its one of my favorite stores.

  764. Enough Youk October 11th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    I am following the game on gamecast..can someone explain how their was a fielder’s choice that swisher was involved in….

  765. MG October 11th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    GreenBeret7
    October 11th, 2009 at 8:27 pm
    Matsui wasn’t an idiot. He had no place to go. Mantle made that same move on a ground ball DP and was safe when a low liner to first and the first baseman snagged the short hopper and stepped on the bag and never tagged Mantle, who stayed at first.
    —————————————-
    GB, that was in the 9th inning of the 7th game of the World Series and allowed the Yankees to tie the game. It could have gone down in history with Jeter’s flip play except for the Maz HR in the bottom of the inning.

  766. MG October 11th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    1960 World Series, forgot the year.

  767. Vader October 11th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    EY…ball that looked like Cano would get goes under his glove and Cuddyer went back to 1st the had to go to 2nd and was out on a fielders choice.

  768. GreenBeret7 October 11th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Both pitchers escaped, but, they were both tagged pretty good in the 5th inning.

  769. Valerie G. October 11th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Enough youk–a ball went under robby’s glove. runners heading to first and second. swisher threw to second to get the lead runner.

  770. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 11th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Is the TBS screen strikezone different to the one gameday is showing at all?

  771. Tarheelyank October 11th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    That first pitch was outside.

  772. Greg October 11th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Swisher with another heads-up AB. What a friggin’ worthless clown.

  773. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    October 11th, 2009 at 8:31 pm
    Is the TBS screen strikezone different to the one gameday is showing at all?
    ****

    The announcers said the chart doesn’t adjust for height

  774. Doreen October 11th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Okay – third time through…

    Do I need to go empty my dishwasher? Hmmm…

  775. GreenBeret7 October 11th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    MG
    October 11th, 2009 at 8:30 pm
    GreenBeret7
    October 11th, 2009 at 8:27 pm
    Matsui wasn’t an idiot. He had no place to go. Mantle made that same move on a ground ball DP and was safe when a low liner to first and the first baseman snagged the short hopper and stepped on the bag and never tagged Mantle, who stayed at first.
    —————————————-
    GB, that was in the 9th inning of the 7th game of the World Series and allowed the Yankees to tie the game. It could have gone down in history with Jeter’s flip play except for the Maz HR in the bottom of the inning.

    ————————————————————

    One of the smartest and most overlooked base running plays ever. If NYY had won, they’d be comparing it to Jackson’s hip flip in ’78 WS.

  776. Betsy October 11th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Hey, you just have to credit Pavano……….this is the 3rd game he’s pitched against the Yankees and he’s been great all 3 times. The offense has not clicked on all cylinders in awhile, but fortunately Andy is pitching very well.

  777. RalphieD (OPPC) October 11th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    “Swisher with another heads-up AB. What a friggin’ worthless clown.”

    worthless comment

  778. djsunyc October 11th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    jeter has been way out in front of every changeup tonight…

  779. JMK aka The Overshare October 11th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Pavano?

  780. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 11th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Erica – do you have an ETA on your lucky shower?

  781. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Okay Damon do something!!!

  782. Doreen October 11th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    If they chart is not accurate, they should scrap the chart. It ends up being just a distraction, I think. It kind of makes matters worse.

    You know if they’re gonna have –

    Off to the dishwasher -

  783. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 11th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Um, I don’t think they’re shaking their heads at Pavano’s brilliance, more like shaking their heads at the revolving strikezone.

  784. Mac Daddy October 11th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    time for damon to wake up and do something

  785. Zooboy October 11th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Damon is due.

  786. randy l. October 11th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    erica-

    you thinking shower yet?

    got enough hot water.

    might be a little early, but be ready :)

  787. Vader October 11th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    At least it wasn’t Cuzzi

  788. NYY626 - GO ANDY October 11th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Thank you Captain for starting our rally off per usual :crosses fingers:

  789. djsunyc October 11th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    come on johnny – this could be the run that wins the game…

  790. m October 11th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Wow, on the very inside of the line. Nice, Jeets. That was the opportunity to give back the blown call if there ever was one.

  791. RS October 11th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Come on Damon, you’re seriously due for a basehit.

  792. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive)
    October 11th, 2009 at 8:34 pm
    Erica – do you have an ETA on your lucky shower?

    ***

    I did it after the top of the 4th

  793. Jeff NJ October 11th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Come on Damon, time to turn it on.

  794. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    what is johnny looking for????

  795. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 11th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    “The announcers said the chart doesn’t adjust for height”

    Oh. Well. Then that begs the question.. what good is it then?

  796. Valerie G. October 11th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    this could be it…

  797. MG October 11th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Damon is not getting good looks at Pavano, maybe he can gut one out…

  798. S.A.--Serenity Now October 11th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    come on Johnny

  799. Michael T October 11th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    How many called strikes has Damon taken in these 3 games- half of them blet high down the middle?

  800. Mac Daddy October 11th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Damon BRU-TAL

  801. Zooboy October 11th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Damon is overdue.

  802. djsunyc October 11th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    oooh…pavano getting pumped!!!

  803. igotid88 October 11th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    damon’s not having a good series so far.

  804. terpbomber October 11th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    C’mon, Pavano should be lit up by now!

  805. YankeeKid October 11th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Damon is clueless…

  806. JMK aka The Overshare October 11th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Damon is terrible

  807. Michael T October 11th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Worst AB of the entire playoffs for any player any team.

  808. Curse of Fat Pete October 11th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    DAMON IS DONE. Seriously Cash, don’t sign him next year. Bring back Matsui as DH and then go get someone to play LF.

  809. NYY626 - GO ANDY October 11th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! Ok I needed to get that out of my system.

  810. Blackaccord October 11th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    cmon damon… swing at the pitch…

  811. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 11th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Awww what were Johnny looking for?? That was a bit of a gift.

  812. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Damon :-( how could you take that pitch!?

  813. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    right down the middle…johnny looks awful at the plate tonight. just awful

  814. Valerie G. October 11th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    OMG! What was he taking?

  815. gusb October 11th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Nice job Damon!

  816. jake October 11th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    The offense continues to suck…how about we not wait until the last inning to do something tonight guys..

  817. Laura - I want Matsui in pinstripes in 2010! October 11th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    I find it very puzzling that the Yankees can’t beat this guy. He’s not that great of a pitcher.

  818. JasonR October 11th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Jose Molina should start in place of Damon.

  819. Enough Youk October 11th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    damon is murdering the yanks..that was a brutal at-bat

  820. YanksFan October 11th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    How does Damon looks like? He’s been invisible lately.

  821. Curse of Fat Pete October 11th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Johnny, are the red sox paying you off?

  822. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 11th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    “I did it after the top of the 4th”

    I missed it!

  823. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    I am angry with MPB Johnny right now

    We are going to have a pretend fight about this. I will make sure he does better next time

  824. OKI/DAVE October 11th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Damon is not doing anything. Put in Gardner and his speed might make the difference from here on out and we get an increase in defense. There is no downgrade as it stands right now.

  825. 27 October 11th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    So, this is what kind of game its going to be? Yankees better start hitting Pavano – its getting late early.

  826. mosandman October 11th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    ugly AB. Couple of weeks ago I thought Damon was a sure re-sign for the Yankees, but his bat has looked real tired for over a month, and his outfield play speaks for itself.

  827. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 11th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Oh well.. moving right along… no need to dwell and tear to shreds.

  828. uncle tito October 11th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Damon is just lost out there. They should put Gardy in CF and Melky in LF. Not only will defense be better, but Damon looks like he is done.

  829. MG October 11th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    sometimes hitters just don’t get good looks at pitchers. Remember the game where Teix struck out 3X against Guthrie and looked just as bad? You just have to stick with them at wait for it to change.

  830. Jeremy October 11th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Damon needs to stop taking fastballs right down the middle. He needs to swing the bat.

  831. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive)
    October 11th, 2009 at 8:38 pm
    “I did it after the top of the 4th”

    I missed it!

    ***

    We have gotten two hits since. I have not written any letters to the team yet though.

  832. Lost in Tex-is October 11th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    last 2 games yankee bats have been brutal. can are bats come a live now, k thanks.

  833. Enough Youk October 11th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    the pothole commerical..where the pothole has like a britney speard accent…makes no sense to me..

  834. RS October 11th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    This game is moving by so fast, I feel like the first team to score will win because there just won’t be enough innings left to mount a comeback.

  835. randy l. October 11th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    “Erica – do you have an ETA on your lucky shower?
    ***
    I did it after the top of the 4th”

    erica-

    uh oh-

    that could be premature washulation .

  836. Blackaccord October 11th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    offense is showing signs of breaking out… matsui hit.. posada’s line out and jeter’s double.. but pavano is making important pitches and some of the yanks arent having good ABs at all..

  837. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 11th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Damon will come through next AB – he’s doing the rope-a-dope.
    He’s sneaky.

  838. JF October 11th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    lets get a 123 by Andy, then the big bats will put up some runs, then shut down bullpen time. Phil wants another chance!

  839. Farr and Howe--this post brought to you by W.B. Mason-- October 11th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Fun Fact of the Night: Carl Pavano has pitched more innings against the yankees this year then he did WITH the yankees in 2006 and 2007 (combined)

  840. Doreen October 11th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Damon needs to heat up.

    As I was saying, if they are going to have one announcer who is clearly rooting for the Twins, they need to have someone in there who is pro-Yankee. At least Darling is professional – cool.

    So, Pettitte needs to keep it up.

  841. zmaster October 11th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    its not damon.. its a combo

  842. MG October 11th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    some of are appreciating this game as a pitcher’s duel, it reminds me of the game against the Braves in ’96, Pettitte vs. Smoltz, remember who won that one? :)

  843. lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) October 11th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Something has to be wrong with Damon. He has been lost at the plate for about 6 weeks now.

  844. Mac Daddy October 11th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    damon looks like damon of 07…not good

  845. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    randy l.
    October 11th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    erica-

    uh oh-

    that could be premature washulation .
    ****

    LOL. At that point we only had one hit against the Raja of Rehab and he was on pace for a record number of Ks. Something had to be done.

    There was also the matter that I was actually quite stinky.

  846. Aura October 11th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Anyone see that wigged out dude they flashed to in the stands right before Damon struck out? He looked like he was peaking big time. If you have a DVR go back and check it out, it’s hilarious.

  847. Enough Youk October 11th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    We need pavano to fall down and hurt his butt like he did with the yankees

  848. Joe October 11th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Time to switch Damon and Cano in the order?

  849. bru October 11th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    yeah take damons power bat out for a 4th of

    some of u are clueless

  850. GreenBeret7 October 11th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Over the last month, I’ve never seen Damon be this much of a guess hitter and guess wrong so often. It reminds me of some of those stretches that Rodriguez would have from time to time.

  851. igotid88 October 11th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Erica, Do you your Kate magic on Damon.

  852. randy l. October 11th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    “Damon needs to stop taking fastballs right down the middle. He needs to swing the bat.”

    it’s like pavano is fooling them with balls right down the middle.

    weird.

  853. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Did I mention how much i hate pavano!!!

    Do not let pettite pitch his heart out and not give him ant runs /:

  854. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive)
    October 11th, 2009 at 8:40 pm
    Damon will come through next AB – he’s doing the rope-a-dope.
    He’s sneaky.

    ****

    I pretend yelled at him mightily. He feels very sorry. He is just waiting for a really big moment

  855. Jeff NJ October 11th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Pettitte is dealing, 64 pitches so far.

  856. Doreen October 11th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Farr and Howe –

    That is not a “fun” fact at all! ;)

  857. Enough Youk October 11th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    I saw that guy Aura….only in Minnesota..looks like a charcter from Fargo

  858. Sean Serritella October 11th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Pettitte is looking great.

  859. Joe October 11th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Sad thing is, somebody will give Pavano a contract for this over the winter. I doubt he really cares whether the Twins win or lose.

  860. m October 11th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Doreen,

    What are you guys talking about? The fact that Caray screamed in xtc over that Damon strikeout? If so, I heard it, too.

  861. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    GreenBeret7
    October 11th, 2009 at 8:43 pm
    Over the last month, I’ve never seen Damon be this much of a guess hitter and guess wrong so often. It reminds me of some of those stretches that Rodriguez would have from time to time.

    ****

    Damon said last week he expanded his strike zone for an umpire and has been out of whack since. :-(

  862. Carl October 11th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Span waits so long to swing

  863. Enough Youk October 11th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    I was giving Caray a break in the first 2 games..I thought he was okay..He is clearly rooting for the twins…not that it matters

  864. The Ghost October 11th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    You people need to relax. The Idle is dealing. Pettitte needs to match and get us to that bullpen.

  865. djsunyc October 11th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    # Laura – I want Matsui in pinstripes in 2010! October 11th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    I find it very puzzling that the Yankees can’t beat this guy. He’s not that great of a pitcher.

    ———–

    pavano is changing speeds alot and has command of the changeup. we are guessing wrong on alot of pitches.

  866. Keith--FL October 11th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Our offense just seems to be in another one of these collective slumps since Friday…..Pavano has pitched great against us 3 times now this year, really weird…I guess that’s baseball and the difference with our team this year is we have the pitching to match the other team…but we need to hit better if we will beat the Angels that’s for sure….

  867. Jeff NJ October 11th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    this could be the type of game where small ball wins it. If so, I hope gritty gutty Brett Gardner is stretching out.

  868. Mike October 11th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Dear Carl Pavano,

    I hate you more than the day is long

    Best Regards & warmest wishes,

    The State of New York

  869. Farr and Howe--this post brought to you by W.B. Mason-- October 11th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    he pithed a total of 11 inning in 2007, 0 in 2006, this year, against the yankees, so far, he has pitched 19.1 innings

  870. randy l. October 11th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    “At that point we only had one hit against the
    At that point we only had one hit against the Raja of Rehab and he was on pace for a record number of Ks. Something had to be done.”

    okay, but we’re going to have to count on doreen getting the dishes out the dishwasher now that you’re all washed up.

  871. robert October 11th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Damon just has to be benched.

  872. jennifer October 11th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    aura- This one? http://twitpic.com/l70p5

  873. Doreen October 11th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    m -

    Yeah, and every other play made by the Twins or in favor of the Twins. Not to mention the premature mention of “perfect” (though I know that is silly superstition).

    It woudl be one thing if the excitement was evenly distributed, but it’s not.

  874. Tarheelyank October 11th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Erica just break out a letter at an oppurtune moment.

    Johnny will listen. I have faith. :D

  875. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Mike
    October 11th, 2009 at 8:45 pm
    Dear Carl Pavano,

    I hate you more than the day is long

    Best Regards & warmest wishes,

    The State of New York

    ****

    LOL

  876. m October 11th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    But how much of that big contract did he actually tithe? :P

  877. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    randy l.
    October 11th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    okay, but we’re going to have to count on doreen getting the dishes out the dishwasher now that you’re all washed up.

    ***

    As Tarheelyank just pointed out, I have not written any letters to the team yet. I save that for a correct time

  878. jennifer October 11th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Um idiot broadcaster, why not say how many Jorge has thrown out? and what the league average is.

  879. Jeff NJ October 11th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    how was that a ball?

  880. djsunyc October 11th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    WHAT?!?!?

  881. EY October 11th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    YUCK
    THat was a strike

  882. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    WHERE THE F was that last pitch. I HATE THESE STUPID umpires!!!!!!!

  883. randy l. October 11th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    how is that not a strike?

  884. jennifer October 11th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    That was a strike! These umps have been awful!

  885. NYY626 - GO ANDY October 11th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Dear Andy

    You got this!!

  886. Carl October 11th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Buckle down Andy!

  887. Psyluk October 11th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    That ball landed square in the strike zone.

  888. Yankee44 October 11th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    VERY inconsistent strike zone tonight…

  889. Curse of Fat Pete October 11th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    This ump sucks.

  890. robert October 11th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Meltdown ahead.

  891. JF October 11th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    THAT WAS REDICULOUS

  892. JZ October 11th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    the ump is a joke, lol

  893. Mike October 11th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    is it just me or is he getting squeezed?

  894. DW October 11th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Come on, Andy!

  895. Jenna October 11th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Andy please simmer down this crowd, they’re annoying me. Thanks.

  896. MB October 11th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    ..that was a ball? THAT WAS A BALL?

  897. pat October 11th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Thinking positive……We have them right where we want them?

  898. JasonR October 11th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Chip Carey is completely in the tank for the Twins. He’s not even trying to hide it now.

    “Now it’s Mauer Time!!!” Give me a break.

  899. Jeff NJ October 11th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    what a joke. Thanks umps.

  900. lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) October 11th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    I have never put a game on mute. Never even with Joe Buck announcing, but I am actually on the verge of putting this game on mute. This is the most biased game I have ever heard announced from Chip Caray.

  901. GreenBeret7 October 11th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    October 11th, 2009 at 8:44 pm
    GreenBeret7
    October 11th, 2009 at 8:43 pm
    Over the last month, I’ve never seen Damon be this much of a guess hitter and guess wrong so often. It reminds me of some of those stretches that Rodriguez would have from time to time.

    ****

    Damon said last week he expanded his strike zone for an umpire and has been out of whack since.

    ————————————————————

    I hadn’t heard that, Erica. what I was remembering was that at YS he has geared his swing to pulling the ball into the short porch. When he would guess right, it was gone. If he guessed wrong, he was frozen at the plate.

  902. pat October 11th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    or not. :sad:

  903. Carl October 11th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    dammit

  904. EY October 11th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Thanks ump.

  905. JZ October 11th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    the worst case is we win in 5

  906. Valerie G. October 11th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    and that’s the game, folks. pavano is better than pettitte. sad.

  907. Brendan October 11th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    this pitch trax thing is making these umps look awful. I mean if i can call a better game from my couch than these clowns isn’t it time for MLB to do something about it?

  908. Curse of Fat Pete October 11th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Why bother playing Jeter up the middle when Mauer gets most of his hits to LF

  909. JF October 11th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    yankees want to make sure the lead the playoffs in comeback wins…

  910. GreenBeret7 October 11th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    That missed pitch to Cabrera changed this inning.

  911. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Dam, we have 9 out to get 1 run if Andy holds them here.

  912. Psyluk October 11th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    What a pathetic joke.

  913. Yankee44 October 11th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Umpires 1, Yankees 0 so far.

  914. JZ October 11th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    no respect to twins, as a team. they suck

  915. RS October 11th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Again with 2 outs and nobody on. The Yankee pitchers just hurt themselves repeatedly.

  916. djsunyc October 11th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    that was a big 2 out rally by the twins…

  917. DW October 11th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Well, the Yankees are used to having the Twins score first…they just need to get out of the inning. I think they can come back.

  918. Psyluk October 11th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Why even track the pitches if they’re landing square in the middle of the strike zone?

  919. Yankees got a HIT! Yay... October 11th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    We are going to lose to Carl Pavano

  920. MB October 11th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Absolutely agree GB7.

  921. 27 October 11th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Do the Yankees need to have the other teams score to wake up?

  922. Yankee Fan in Boston October 11th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    I remember when the yankees faced Pavano early in the season, and they didn’t hit him at all. Same thing tonight. He’s got our number, whether he plays for us or against us.

    Terrible umpire behind the plate, too. Part of baseball, though…

  923. zmaster October 11th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    as loud as the twinkie fans r now.. they we’ll be quiet very soon

  924. JF October 11th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    What sucks is that it would be nice to see Andy get a win and tie the major league record of playoffs wins.

  925. MG October 11th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Valerie, that’s the game? the Yankees have come from behind so many times against the Twins it’s ridiculous. Have you watched any games before this one?

  926. Doreen October 11th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Well, none of the usual helped. Dishwasher done. NO help.

    Went upstairs out of hearing range, got into pjs. NO help.

    Now what?

  927. YanksFan October 11th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    I gotta say, the worst element of this postseason so far has been the erratic job of the umpires. Horribly inconsistent.

  928. Psyluk October 11th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Don’t worry, plenty of game to go. Nathan is also shattered for the series.

  929. Carl October 11th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Big strike out

  930. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Come on offense!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  931. Jeff NJ October 11th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    touchdown colts! Strikeout Andy!

  932. djsunyc October 11th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    andy looks down the ump and then screams…wow…

  933. Yankees got a HIT! Yay... October 11th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    This pathetic BS needs to stop NOW

  934. Jeremy October 11th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    This umpire is really bad.

  935. Psyluk October 11th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Good job by Andy to come back from that.

    Let’s see some hitting.

  936. KF October 11th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Calm down, haven’t the Twins scored first in every game this series. We have them right where we want them:-) Don’t forget we know what it’s like to come from behind, and we’re good at it.

  937. MG October 11th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Andy is not happy with himself, he wanted that pitch inside to Mauer and leaked it over the plate.

  938. CR9 October 11th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    The HP umpires in this entire series have cheated us. It gets really tiring.

  939. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 11th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Valerie G.
    October 11th, 2009 at 8:49 pm
    and that’s the game, folks. pavano is better than pettitte. sad.
    **********************************

    crediblity. gone. seriously.

  940. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 11th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    okay, I’m heading to the shower.
    It worked the other night with Robertson.

    If I’m not back in 5 mins. call 911, I probably slipped on my Yankee rubber duck.

  941. bru October 11th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    well see gardner soon

  942. G. Love October 11th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    I’ve hated Bon Jovi for a long time.

    TBS has made me want to destroy them.

    I’m comin’ for you Jon & Richie.

    You will be smited.

    As for this game, we will get to them. Hang in there.

  943. randy l. October 11th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    pavano showed a lot of emotion on that last inning ending strikeout .

    lets see if he got a little too full of himself.

  944. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 11th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    *credibility even.

    Ugh it’s stupidity rubbed off on me.

  945. NYY626 - GO ANDY October 11th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Guys – Andy pitched 6 innings, gave up a few hits and ONE run. He did not have a meltdown. I’m confident our offense can muster up a couple runs and win.

    Relax.

  946. Valerie G. October 11th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    MG–haha. As a matter of fact, I’ve watched tons of games, which is there I get my information. Pavano is amazing tonight, and I just don’t see us getting to him. Once he’s out, maybe.

  947. pat October 11th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Doreen

    You’ve done all you can. Now it’s up to the guys with the bats.

  948. Tarheelyank October 11th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    OK I am going to rub my cat’s belly and move to a diffrent position on the couch. Here we go.

  949. RalphieD (OPPC) October 11th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    andy has been terrific…offense still has time to show up…we’ve done it before

  950. Yankee Fan in Boston October 11th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    0-1 is nothing guys, still three innings. Andy limited it there. One of the two teams had to crack.

    We’ve still got this thing.

  951. Jeremy October 11th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    1 run is nothing. The Twins are going to wish they scored more because 1 run is not going to do job.

  952. igotid88 October 11th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Well the umps giveth and taketh away.

  953. JF October 11th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    at a minimum we need a couple of hits to ensure AROD greets Nathan in the 9th

  954. GreenBeret7 October 11th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    MB
    October 11th, 2009 at 8:50 pm
    Absolutely agree GB7.

    ————————————————————

    This is a first for me. I gotta save it im my favorites.

  955. robert October 11th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Yep, the choke is underway.

    And Carl Pavano is a better clutch pitcher than Andy Pettitte, who knew?

    Panic will be setting in after tomorrow evening and we all know how tight the Yanks get when they struggle to finish off a series.

  956. m October 11th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Gameday showed both pitch 2 & pitch 4 to OC in the strike zone. Pitch 4 was the blatant miss.

    They only got one, and we weren’t going to win the game without getting any runs ourselves. They need to get moving.

  957. MG October 11th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    give the Twins a little credit there, they picked the perfect pitch to have Spann steal second, Jorge knew he had no chance so wanted to make sure he got the strike call and the ump missed it. Still no excuse, the pitch to Mauer got too much of the plate. Time for the offense to break through…

  958. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 11th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Heh, G.Love.

    I’m not quite there with Bon Jovi yet, but I’ve reached that smiting point with George Lopez already.

  959. Keith--FL October 11th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    These umps are not consistent, that is the problem and they are helping the pitchers look great b/c the hitters are confused with these strike zones…that pitch was such a strike to Cabrera…

  960. Jenna October 11th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    That sad part is you would THINK, these umps would tighten up as far as calls after they got so much flack for it, but no it’s still the same bs!

  961. Jeremy October 11th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    sorr- not going to do the job.

  962. NYY626 - GO ANDY October 11th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    G. Love October 11th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    I’ve hated Bon Jovi for a long time.

    TBS has made me want to destroy them.

    I’m comin’ for you Jon & Richie.

    You will be smited.

    As for this game, we will get to them. Hang in there.
    ______________________________________________________________
    I love Bon Jovi, and even I’m ready to kill TBS.

    Also, how much do you guys miss Kay right now?

  963. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 11th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Who ARE these people, and what bridge did they crawl out from?

  964. RS October 11th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    “I hadn’t heard that, Erica. what I was remembering was that at YS he has geared his swing to pulling the ball into the short porch. When he would guess right, it was gone. If he guessed wrong, he was frozen at the plate.”

    I do think that Damon has changed his approach because of the new stadium. When he was with the Red Sox, he used to be more of a pesky line drive hitter that could hit to all fields and occasionally pop a HR. Now he just looks like a dead pull hitter that’s prone to strike outs. The sad part is that he hasn’t even hit a HR since August. He needs to go shorten up his swing and just focus on making contact. Isn’t that what a #2 hitter’s main job is?

  965. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive)
    October 11th, 2009 at 8:53 pm
    okay, I’m heading to the shower.
    It worked the other night with Robertson.

    If I’m not back in 5 mins. call 911, I probably slipped on my Yankee rubber duck.
    ****

    I totally have a Rubber Duckie too!!!!!

  966. BBFan October 11th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    This is the inning thunder will strike and Twins will not know what hit them :)

  967. lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) October 11th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Valerie G.
    October 11th, 2009 at 8:49 pm
    and that’s the game, folks. pavano is better than pettitte. sad.

    ——————————

    I know right. 1-0 Twins and the game is over. The Twins are like 6-0 against the Yankees this season when they score first right.

    Oh wait, I think it is actually 0-6. Hmm maybe the Yankees have a chance…

  968. lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) October 11th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    I really hope my sarcasm was clear there

  969. zmaster October 11th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    a 2 run HR by arod would actually win it here not tie :)

  970. Mac Daddy October 11th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    time to put up a 2 spot

  971. Jenna October 11th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    LOL at the Yankees suck chants. Real cute.

  972. Valerie G. October 11th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Angel–just an opinion. i was just saying that if you were to weigh the 2 pitchers against each other based on this game, pavano wins.

  973. Keith--FL October 11th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    This is the inning to get to Pavano….lets go boys!!!

  974. Pov October 11th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    The bats have cooled off a bit. Pavano has done a good job of not letting the Yanks make good contact tonight. Lots of weak ground balls.

  975. Chris in Cincy October 11th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Maybe the yanks need to man up against the Idle, and just let go…they aren’t very emotional right now…

  976. Serf October 11th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    I hate Pavano so much.

  977. G. Love October 11th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Angel,

    Agree completely. Let’s smite George Lopez stat. Perhaps we can smite him with non-stop Bon Jovi.

  978. djsunyc October 11th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    a win tonight would be very big for us b/c that could put cc in play for 3 starts in the ALCS…

  979. Jeana October 11th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    We need some runs…. Let’s go guys.

  980. Pov October 11th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Boy that was a good pitch to swing at, but he didn’t

  981. Jeremy October 11th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Some of you people are funny. Just because they are down a run the season is over ? lol !

  982. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Dearest New York Yankees-

    This has been an amazing series so far. Let’s end it tonight. Let’s hit the ball hard and get these guys out when we need to. Let’s win this game. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

    Sincerely Yours,
    Erica

  983. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    This is making me sick seeing that bum do this to us, where was this when he was robbing the Boss.

  984. Jeff NJ October 11th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    this game feels familiar

  985. Keith--FL October 11th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Its not like Pavano’s last few starts were great either…just don’t get this…his payback I guess for all of our jokes…..

  986. The Ghost October 11th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    why not one bunt attempt? a team that can’t make anything but weak contact is just content to keep whiffing? I wish Arod would have tried a bunt, it would be unexpected.

  987. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 11th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Valerie G.
    October 11th, 2009 at 8:56 pm
    Angel–just an opinion. i was just saying that if you were to weigh the 2 pitchers against each other based on this game, pavano wins.

    *****************************************
    I’m not the only person who thought it was a silly thing to say. If thats what you meant, thats definitely not how it came out.

  988. Valerie G. October 11th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    okay, i’m getting a lot of negative feedback on my comment, so here’s some clarification. i really want the yankees to win!!! i just have my doubts about this game, or more specifically, this pitcher losing to the yankees. but, if the yankees win,, i will declare in big, bold letters that i was wrong and will never doubt the yankees again.

  989. The Ghost October 11th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Imagine how many runs the Yankees would have right now with Posada in the lineup.

  990. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    The really funny part is Minny has scored first in every game this series. So far it has them 0-2

  991. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    I would take a walk!

  992. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    I like A-Rod stepping out of the batters box

  993. Mike October 11th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Dear Carl Pavano,

    One more item, your one ugly looking dude.
    Your giant ears and nasty goatee are making
    this beer I’m drinking less enjoyable.

    Please go away

    Best Regards,
    Queesy Yankees fans everywhere

  994. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 11th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Agree completely. Let’s smite George Lopez stat. Perhaps we can smite him with non-stop Bon Jovi.
    *****************************
    LOL That would kill two birds with one stone. :D

  995. Carl October 11th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Gone!!!!!!!!!

  996. nyydj2 October 11th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    oh yaaaaa, arod

  997. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    A-ROD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  998. RS October 11th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Clutch Rod!!

  999. Farr and Howe--this post brought to you by W.B. Mason-- October 11th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    HOMERUN!!!

  1000. RalphieD (OPPC) October 11th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    arod…no words

  1001. MG October 11th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Valerie, you can shut up for the rest of the game now, please…

  1002. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    I wish A-Rod was clutch :cry:

  1003. Orlando Chris October 11th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Of course Pavano is throwing well tonight.

    HE’S HAD FOUR FRAPPING YEARS TO REST HIS ARM!!

    Aaarh… he’s so frustrating.

    Anywho…. DAE superstitiously change their hats every time the other team scores a run against the Yankees? I’ve done this all season.

    Oooh! A-ROD!

  1004. Gopher October 11th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Arod, oppo

  1005. Pov October 11th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Mark, I’ll take the touch them all

  1006. G. Love October 11th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Arod!

    Take that Pavano, Bon Jovi & Craig Sager’s hairpiece!

  1007. pat October 11th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Woo Hoo

  1008. Jeff NJ October 11th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    A ROD DELIVERS AGAIN!

  1009. Mac Daddy October 11th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    arod haters must really be hating life right now…AROD BABY!!!!!!!!

  1010. Laura - I want Matsui in pinstripes in 2010! October 11th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Clearly, Alex has MIN’s number. LOL!

  1011. Serf October 11th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    In my mind, I said “Alex. Attack!” randomly while watching the screen. And he did it. :)

  1012. randy l. October 11th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    alex is the man!!!

  1013. Valerie G. October 11th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    angel–you’re right. should have been more clear.

  1014. 27 October 11th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1015. terpbomber October 11th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    A-Rod. Nuff said.

  1016. Kristen October 11th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    A ROD!

  1017. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    those letters to the team… I love when they listen :-)

  1018. sam October 11th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    AROD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1019. djsunyc October 11th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    we should’ve bunted arod – LOL…

  1020. NYY626 - GO ANDY October 11th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    I love kate hudson.

  1021. Enough Youk October 11th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    I will admit Caray had a good homerun call on that one..

  1022. BBFan October 11th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    I said thunder will strike this iniing and it is not over yet.

  1023. Farr and Howe--this post brought to you by W.B. Mason-- October 11th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    dear ghost, thats why ARod doesn’t bunt

  1024. YanksFan October 11th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    A-Rod will you marry me? (and I’m a straight man, lol!)

  1025. The Ghost October 11th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    There are some funny looking people in Minny-Apple

  1026. Terry from NH October 11th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Take that Pavano… GO ALEX!

  1027. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 11th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    I’m back. Clean as a whistle.

  1028. Doreen October 11th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    OMG -

    Show a little excitement, maybe? Sheesh.

    What a FANTASTIC AT BAT! That was sweet -especially since at 0-2, Pavano was ready for his 9th strike out , dontcha know?

    Wow Alex.

  1029. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 11th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Alex, you are so awesome.

    That is all.

  1030. Arno October 11th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Arod is un-believable… :D

  1031. Jenna October 11th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    HE IS SICK!!!! OMG

  1032. GreenBeret7 October 11th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    What an incredibly beautiful swing.

  1033. KF October 11th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Alright team, don’t let Erica down. She’s already showered, had and argument/discussion with her PBF and written a letter.
    Her reputation is on the line. Lets go, continue what Arod started

  1034. The Ghost October 11th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Joba is getting up

  1035. Valerie G. October 11th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    MG–you’re right. my next post will be the apology.

  1036. RS October 11th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    On TV, it looked like he hit it off the end of his bat…wow!

  1037. 27 October 11th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Now can anyone else hit?

  1038. m October 11th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Doubters,

    Please leave your fan club card on the way out. Exit is that way —->

    Valerie G. can stay, but the guy talking about a choke job when they’re down 0-1 and panic in the streets can go.

  1039. Keith--FL October 11th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Yes AROD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1040. Joe from Long Island October 11th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Figures, my laptop goes haywire!

    Anyway, that Alex guy – He did it again!!

  1041. Brendan October 11th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    what has happened to A-Rod??? I love the new A-Rod.

  1042. S.A.--Serenity Now October 11th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Alex! :D

  1043. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive)
    October 11th, 2009 at 9:02 pm
    I’m back. Clean as a whistle.

    ****

    You are stealing my superstition!!!!! LOL

    And I really do have a yellow Rubber Duckie

  1044. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 11th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Taking one for the team, I missed the Arod homer. :-(

  1045. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Thank you arod….at least let this bum get a no decision.

  1046. Dan @ 116&B-Way October 11th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Were Matsui and Damon in the LAA clubhouse after their game this afternoon? Yikes…

  1047. Laura - I want Matsui in pinstripes in 2010! October 11th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Neither Damon or Matsui are making cases to stay next year during this postseason.

  1048. Jeff NJ October 11th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    A Rod is almost single handedly winning this series. Shades of 2004. Hopefully the ALCS ends better.

  1049. YankeeKid October 11th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Alex is carrying this team….Matsui, Damon, Swisher, Melky, Cano are having terrible at bats

  1050. Mac Daddy October 11th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    i dont let pettitte come out for the 7th…id go aceves

  1051. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    KF
    October 11th, 2009 at 9:02 pm
    Alright team, don’t let Erica down. She’s already showered, had and argument/discussion with her PBF and written a letter.
    Her reputation is on the line. Lets go, continue what Arod started

    ***

    Thansk KF-

    So far they are responding….

  1052. m October 11th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Who was that yummy looking guy sitting next to Alex?

  1053. DW October 11th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    They were chanting Steroids, right? Gets tired after a while, but if A-rod continues to hit, they can chant all they want – I won’t mind. I don’t think he will care either.

  1054. austinmac October 11th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    As I wrote yesterday, the Yankees must lay off the change-up. That is his out pitch. How many changes have they wseung at in the dirt?

  1055. YankeesLuv October 11th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    I love you Kate Hudson! Whatever you are doing to him, keep doing it! :o

  1056. Valerie G. October 11th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    ok, that took long :-).

    Here goes: I WAS WRONG. THE YANKEES ARE AMAZING AND I WILL NEVER DOUBT THEM AGAIN.

  1057. Carl October 11th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1058. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Jorge!!!!!!!!!

  1059. RS October 11th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Posada!!!

  1060. djsunyc October 11th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    JORGEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!

    GAME OVER////SERIES OVER////

  1061. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOIWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

  1062. igotid88 October 11th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    ALEXXX

  1063. Kristen October 11th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    HIP HIP JORGE

  1064. Jeff NJ October 11th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    we need Molina’s defense! lol

  1065. lil' m October 11th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Georgie!!!!

  1066. randy l. October 11th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    hip hip jorge !!!!!!

  1067. Jeremy October 11th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Pavano is done. Time to get to the Twins are done !

  1068. Arno October 11th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    I love it!

    EAT IS PAVANO!!!!

  1069. Serf October 11th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    PAVANO. YOU MAD.

  1070. nyydj2 October 11th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    hip hip jorge

  1071. nyydj2 October 11th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    hip hip jorge

  1072. Keith--FL October 11th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Hip Hip Jorge!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :):):)

  1073. m October 11th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    lol. I guess Jorge didn’t like Carl very much. He didn’t have enough heart.

  1074. MG October 11th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Valerie, all is forgiven, it’s all good.

    Just don’t give up on this team again, it is really, really special.

  1075. Joe from Long Island October 11th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Hip HIp JOrge!!

    Jorge must have loved that, against Pavano!

  1076. Dan October 11th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    JOBA…HUGHES…RIVERA…ALCS

  1077. Farr and Howe--this post brought to you by W.B. Mason-- October 11th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    PO PO!!!!!!

  1078. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 11th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    JORGE says, kiss my OPS.

  1079. RalphieD (OPPC) October 11th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    HIP HIP!

  1080. Mac Daddy October 11th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    time for a 2 spot

    **************
    ill take my bows now!!

  1081. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 11th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    But I didn’t miss that one!!

  1082. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    The Ghost
    October 11th, 2009 at 8:59 pm
    Imagine how many runs the Yankees would have right now with Posada in the lineup.

    ***

    Do you enjoy your crow roasted, stewed or fried???

  1083. Doreen October 11th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Yes! JORGE!

    And an appropriate degree of excitement from Caray. That’s all I ask. :)

  1084. G. Love October 11th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Craig Sager’s Hairpiece that was a nice opposite field shot by Jorge!

  1085. GreenBeret7 October 11th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    PO-Sada. A little shorter, but, counts just as much.

  1086. BBFan October 11th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    I said thunder strikes and it is not over yet…..
    Now it is Cano’s turn.

  1087. NYY626 - GO ANDY October 11th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    The yankees only hit homeruns. We’ll never win in the playoffs this way.

  1088. JasonR October 11th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    JORGE!

  1089. Laura - I want Matsui in pinstripes in 2010! October 11th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    I love to watch the reaction in the dugout.

  1090. YanksFan October 11th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Molina who?

  1091. The Ghost October 11th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    I knew if I tweaked Jorge here at Lohud it would get back to him. WTG!

  1092. michelle b. looking for my Cashmonese Dictionary-Hooked on Cashmonese Worked for me October 11th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    wow what happened to “minnesote nice”? The fans immediately started chanting “STERIODS, STEROIDS” after AROD so graciously put one over the fence!

    on another note HIP HIP JORGE!

  1093. Bryan October 11th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Molina should play right you idiots

  1094. lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) October 11th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Bandwagon fans, the entrance is in the rear, file back on in a straight line and quietly take your seats please.

  1095. Laura - I want Matsui in pinstripes in 2010! October 11th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Did you just hear Jeter say “Leave him in there?” LMAO!!

  1096. Ace (Yankees, Giants, Knicks, and Rangers Fan!) October 11th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    And the order is restored to the universe!!

  1097. Farr and Howe--this post brought to you by W.B. Mason-- October 11th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Jorge sends saludos to Valerie

  1098. zmaster October 11th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    HIP HIP JORGE!!!! HIP HIP AROD!!
    BOO BOO PAVANO!!

  1099. S.A.--Serenity Now October 11th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Jorge!

  1100. randy l. October 11th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    these poor announcers sound like they are deflated.

    hope they can make it through the game.

  1101. 27 October 11th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    …guardedly excited….

  1102. Tom in N.J. October 11th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    That selfish, entitled bastard. Giving the Yankees the lead, jerk.

  1103. Serf October 11th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Nice to know that the last game ever played a the Twins stadium is this playoff game against the Yankees.

  1104. bru October 11th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    that is why you want posada catching

  1105. Jeremy October 11th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    sorry- time to get to the Twins bullpen.

  1106. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    LOVE the look on Tex’s face in the dugout

  1107. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 11th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    A-Rod, Posada…

    Collecting payment past due…

    Pavano’s penance…

  1108. G. Love October 11th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Did you hear the Yankees saying “leave him in there”?

    I love it.

  1109. YankeeKid October 11th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Hip-Hip…JORGE!!

  1110. Jeff NJ October 11th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    the Twins fans know all hope is lost. That’s what happens when you count on Carl Pavano. They should’ve started Baker.

  1111. Valerie G. October 11th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    mg–never again.

  1112. Mac Daddy October 11th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    joba
    hughes
    mo

    hopefully series over

  1113. Motive October 11th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Awesome.

  1114. JasonR October 11th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Here’s the formula. Chamberlain>Hughes>Rivera>Angels.

    No messing around.

  1115. DW October 11th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    It got quiet in the Metrodome really quickly.

  1116. Ace (Yankees, Giants, Knicks, and Rangers Fan!) October 11th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Joba, Hughes, and Mo.

    Game, set, and match!

  1117. Pov October 11th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    I love you Kate Hudson! Whatever you are doing to him, keep doing it!

    He gets rewards for HR’s

  1118. Enough Youk October 11th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    that homerun was dedicated to the Jose Molina fan club

  1119. djsunyc October 11th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    lol at carey giving pavano props after the 2 homers…lol…

  1120. The Ghost October 11th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Let me try this one more time, Cano is sooooo damn unclutch (third time a charm?)

  1121. Mehdi also in SF wishing he was in Iran October 11th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Yep G I heard that too. I thought I was hearing things. But someone said it and then Jorge repeated it.

  1122. zmaster October 11th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    PAVANO IS A INJURED THIEF!!

  1123. Terry from NH October 11th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Laura I did hear Jeter say that too

  1124. Motive October 11th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Hopefully, the Yankees can get a win from Pavano this game. ;-)

  1125. Michael T October 11th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    No better way to answer the envious, unimaginative chants of Yankees Suck and Steroids!

  1126. G. Love October 11th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    I truly hope this performance causes Theo to sign Pavano.

  1127. GreenBeret7 October 11th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Absolutely no reason to take Pettitte out after just 75 pitches.

  1128. Rob B (I wish Jeter would get MVP, but he won't) October 11th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    The Ghost October 11th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Imagine how many runs the Yankees would have right now with Posada in the lineup.
    ———————-

    Um…two!

    :)

  1129. MG October 11th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Valerie G.
    October 11th, 2009 at 9:06 pm
    mg–never again.
    ————-
    it’s no problem, we’re all Yankees fans, it was just way too early to get disgusted.

  1130. Valerie G. October 11th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    m–thanks for saying i can stay. i don’t know what i did to deserve that, but you have my sincere gratitude/

  1131. BBFan October 11th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    …And A-Rod get to bat in the 9th. May be even in the 8th (just being greedy).

  1132. Jhutch October 11th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Aight Yanks finish it off!!!!

  1133. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Hey Sam-

    new thread please :-)

  1134. The Ghost October 11th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    eh, two out of three aint bad.

  1135. Dela G October 11th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    now lets end this sit

  1136. GreenBeret7 October 11th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Gotta get Cano, Swisher and Matsui on track. They will be needed before this game is over.

  1137. m October 11th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Andy should go back out. Just pull him after 2 outs. :P

  1138. Pov October 11th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Cano will put you to sleep, most everything seems to be in slow motion.

  1139. Psyluk October 11th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Minnesota’s fans can cram it. I hope they enjoy sitting in 20 degree weather next year.

  1140. Michael T October 11th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Wind came out of the sails for the TBS crew in a hurry.

  1141. Jenna October 11th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    LOL I lost my voice on Friday from the game, and screaming now is not going to make it any better. :-/

  1142. The Ghost October 11th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Rob B, I guess I don’t have to imagine anymore ;)

  1143. Valerie G. October 11th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    somebody please let me know when there’s a new thread. last time I didn’t know and was left wondering where everbody went. :-)

  1144. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Uh oh-

    If the Yankees win tonight, I will be without Yankee baseball until FRIDAY!!!

  1145. m October 11th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    GB7,

    Take a look at gameday, JD and Cano sporting the same avg. yuck.

  1146. djsunyc October 11th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    ok…i’m a little confused…

    god created light on the 7th day…
    so was it the 8th day or 9th day when he created arod?

  1147. Jhutch October 11th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    I put the game on mute the pitch before A-Rod’s homer. I’m taking full credit. *Thank you, thank you*

    The TBS crew seemed genuinely sad that Pavano gave up runs. Thank God the ALCS is on Fox. I never thought I’d be happy to hear Joe Buck.

  1148. G. Love October 11th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Guys, I don’t see the TBS bias. I’m missing it.

    However I am ready to kill whoever is shoving Bon Jovi, Craig Sager’s sports coat and hair piece and George Lopez down our collective throats.

  1149. lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) October 11th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    I do not know how I feel taking Pettitte out here after he has been absolutely dealing for 6 innings. The more pitchers you go to, the better chance you are going to run into someone having an off night.

    Anyway, I trust Joe’s bullpen management (aside from using Marte) so I will not really complain about it

  1150. JZ October 11th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    yeah, 1-2 punch!

  1151. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Awww- I always liked Kirby Puckett

  1152. Doreen October 11th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    I want more runs for the Yankees.

    And don’t count the chickens yet chickadees. Please, pretty please. :)

  1153. GreenBeret7 October 11th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Just remember who said what about Rodriguez at 8:06 PM.

  1154. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 11th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Powered by Pinstripes…

    LoHudders loquaciousness…

    Pain for Pavano…

  1155. Farr and Howe--this post brought to you by W.B. Mason-- October 11th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    that girl in the bar also liked Kirby Puckett

  1156. lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) October 11th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    oh. spoke too soon about Joba coming in.

  1157. MG October 11th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    even though the Yankees bullpen is really good it’s never automatic, game 2 showed us that. Andy has pitched great, you give him a chance to get through the 7th but if he’s in trouble with a right coming up then Girardi will probably go to the ‘pen.

  1158. The Ghost October 11th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Idle has that same look on his face right before he crashed his car.

  1159. DW October 11th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Andy’s still out there…I wonder what his pitch count is (I have the TV on mute).

  1160. djsunyc October 11th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    good call by girardi keeping pettitte in – he’s pitching a great game…

  1161. Keith--FL October 11th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Andy has been great..keep him in there for at least another inning and maybe batter to batter from there…80 pitches tonight……..

  1162. randy l. October 11th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    “ill take my bows now!!”

    macdaddy-

    in the spirit of yankee fandom unity i’ll give you some kudos when when you admit you had the jeter play a little wrong last night.

    this was what you said to me : “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”

    the problem for you is even ripken says it was the amazing play it was:

    http://mlb.mlb.com/media/video.....id=7037041

    i have no problem with you liking alex , but your bashing of jeter’s play last night was just plain wrong.

  1163. Jhutch October 11th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Andy’s thrown like 80 pitches, there’s no way they’re pullin him yet

  1164. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Pettitte was at 75 after 6

  1165. Tarheelyank October 11th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    I really hope Andy gets a win. For the team and for him.

  1166. djsunyc October 11th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    no joe…………keep andy in there…

  1167. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 11th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    GreenBeret7
    October 11th, 2009 at 8:06 pm
    Rodriguez will drive in at least one run in his third at bat. That’s been his pattern in the first 2 games.

    we have our own Mike Blowers in the audience – GB’s dog must have typed that!

  1168. Jhutch October 11th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    He’s dealing! Why take him out? Yarrrrr

  1169. DW October 11th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Great job by Andy tonight!

  1170. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 11th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    new post :arrow:

  1171. Pov October 11th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Who’s coming in?

  1172. Ace (Yankees, Giants, Knicks, and Rangers Fan!) October 11th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Great game, Andy!!!!!!

  1173. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    G.I Joe over managing again!!

  1174. Michael T October 11th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    I’d go batter to batter with Andy too- save the pen for the top of the order if he can work through this inning. He was pretty strong last inning and victimized by a sudden squeeze play on the strikes zone vs. Cabrera.

  1175. Tom in N.J. October 11th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    :standingovation:

  1176. KF October 11th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    You have to think positive. This looks like a movie we’ve seen before. The players change but the end result is the same.

  1177. MG October 11th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    that was a great pitch by Andy, he must have known that was his last batter…

    How about a STANDING ‘O’ FOR ANDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1178. Valerie G. October 11th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    too early to take andy out!

  1179. Joe from Long Island October 11th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    GB7 – You the man!

  1180. Jhutch October 11th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    New thread everyone

  1181. Carl October 11th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Shoulder problems. No need to push him.

  1182. NYY626 - GO ANDY October 11th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Is it weird that I’m in my room giving Andy a standing O by myself? :)

  1183. randy l. October 11th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    “Rodriguez will drive in at least one run in his third at bat. That’s been his pattern in the first 2 games.”

    that would be gb7.

  1184. m October 11th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    This is so lame. He’s barely at 80 pitches (7 K’s!) with only 3 hits. Leave him in. Too late.

  1185. GreenBeret7 October 11th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    m
    October 11th, 2009 at 9:10 pm
    GB7,

    Take a look at gameday, JD and Cano sporting the same avg. yuck.

    ————————————————————

    Oh, yeah. I know. Offense has been sparse for the Yanks, but, the hits they’ve had has beem “cheerce”. A little offensive contribution from everyone, but, the Offensive Show has been the Jeter/Rodriguez Duo. Who woulda thunk it?

  1186. Pat M. October 11th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Randy I, Pavano did get just a tad too full of himself, just as you mentioned…..Alex hitting a baseball is a thing of beauty

  1187. Mehdi also in SF October 11th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Only 88 pitches for Andy. Umm…

  1188. RS October 11th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Omg, I just realized that Pettitte has a chance to become the all-time leader in postseason wins.

  1189. Keith--FL October 11th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    I don’t agree with this move…..

  1190. bru October 11th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Valerie G.
    October 11th, 2009 at 9:10 pm
    somebody please let me know when there’s a new thread. last time I didn’t know and was left wondering where everbody went.
    ———————————————————-

    just follow ericas arrow

  1191. Pat M. October 11th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    GB , you nailed it !!!!

  1192. GreenBeret7 October 11th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Beautifully pitched game by Pettitte, tonight. Outstanding. Pavano matched him almost pitch for pitch.

  1193. JRod October 11th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    No need for multiple replays on that

  1194. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    New thread :arrow:

  1195. tastic October 11th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    what protective cup, Ron?

  1196. Erica - always OPPC October 11th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    go to the new thread :arrow:

  1197. kate October 11th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    haha Goandy i did the same thing! it’s not weird…I don’t think anyway lol

  1198. S.A.--Serenity Now October 11th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Ouch?

  1199. JF October 11th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Joba looks angry and I like it. He needs to show what he is made of here.

  1200. JF October 11th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Joba looks angry and I like it. He needs to show what he is made of here.

  1201. JF October 11th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Joba looks angry and I like it. He needs to show what he is made of here.

  1202. Enough Youk October 11th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Joba???

  1203. GreenBeret7 October 11th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Let me know how the game turns out. Gotta go buy my lotto tickets, now.

  1204. JF October 11th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    (sorry computer was freezing)

  1205. EY October 11th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Joey G totally overmanaged. Andy was on a roll.

  1206. Ken October 11th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Does anyone know the deal with Jobas hat he has been wearing out of the bullpen?

  1207. Valerie G. October 11th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    i’m heading to the new thread…bye all!

  1208. #23 Hitman October 11th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Chip Carey’s excitement level when the Twinks get a hit is beyond absurd. This guy is a HACK. Why don’t you just put on a TC hat already Chip???

  1209. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    ** wipes forehead***

  1210. RalphieD (OPPC) October 11th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    nice job(a)

  1211. Yankees got a HIT! Yay... October 11th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    wow joba got his slider back

  1212. sunny615 October 11th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Anyone else wondering where the rest of the Yankee offense is? I’m a little concerned with the Angels waiting in the wings. (pardon the pun).

  1213. JZ October 11th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    LAA is a very tough team to deal…
    but let’s finish Twins first.

  1214. Betsy October 11th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Phil is sure picking the wrong time to start slumping.

  1215. Ben October 11th, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    3 outs away people!!

  1216. Ben October 11th, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    4-1 yankees!!!

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