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ALCS Game 2: Angels at Yankees

Posted by: Sam Borden - Posted in Misc on Oct 17, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES
Derek Jeter SS
Johnny Damon LF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Hideki Matsui DH
Nick Swisher RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Melky Cabrera CF
Jose Molina C

Pitching: RHP A.J. Burnett (0-0, 1.50 ERA)

ANGELS
Chone Figgins 3B
Bobby Abreu RF
Torii Hunter CF
Vladimir Guerrero DH
Kendry Morales 1B
Juan Rivera LF
Maicer Izturis 2B
Mike Napoli C
Erick Aybar SS

Pitching: LHP Joe Saunders (0-0, 0.00)

TIME/TV: 7:57 p.m., FOX

WEATHER: Not much better – and probably worse – than yesterday. It’s cold and brisk with rain lingering all over the area. In other words, perfect baseball weather. Check out the forecast here.

STATE OF THE STRIPES: The Yankees are three wins from the World Series and seven from their 27th title after taking Game 1 yesterday. They haven’t lost yet in the postseason and haven’t been bothered by all the off days they’ve faced. Since playing their final regular-season game on Oct. 4, they’ve played four games in 12 days and won them all.

BATTER VS. PITCHER: Here’s the Angels vs. Burnett. And here’s the Yankees vs. Saunders.

BURN AFTER READING: A.J. Burnett is making his second career postseason start after a rocky-but-effective outing in the Division Series. Burnett allowed one run in six innings against the Twins but walked five and hit two batters, shooting his pitch count up and forcing him to work out of trouble too often. He’s had mixed results against the Angels; he was 1-0, 4.26 ERA in two starts against them this year and 2-2, 4.43 ERA in six career starts.

QUIET NIGHT: Game 1 was only the second time in 84 games at Yankee Stadium where neither team hit a home run (the other was June 18 vs. Washington).

START STRONG, FINISH STRONG: How important is getting the first run of the game? The Yankees obviously have no problem coming from behind, but they’re 67-20 when they score the first run of the game (which they did last night). The Game 1 win also improved them to 82-4 when leading after seven innings.

JOHNNY ROCKETS: Johnny Damon’s 1-for-12 showing in the ALDS was his worst postseason series – he’d never had less than three hits in nine previous series. Damon turned it around in Game 1, though, going 2-for-5 with a single, double and two runs scored. The double was his first in the postseason since Game 3 of the 2005 Division Series.

HIT-DEKI: Hideki Matsui has only played in 15 ALCS games, but his double in Game 1 tied him with Bernie Williams for most all-time doubles in the round (both have 10). Most amazing? Williams needed almost three times as many games (41) as Matsui to set the mark.

DANGEROUS BOBBY: Look for Bobby Abreu’s at-bats to be a good benchmark for Burnett in tonight’s game, as the former Yankee is 20-for-64 (.313) with 12 walks against Burnett.

CLEAN IT UP: The Angels made three errors in Game 1, or three times as many as they made in the entire Division Series. The Yankees have yet to make an error in the postseason.

RANDOM QUESTION OF THE DAY: What ever happened to bullpen carts? I miss them.

IF THERE WERE WALK-TO-THE-PLATE MUSIC IN REAL LIFE, TODAY’S WOULD BE: Rain is Falling by Electric Light Orchestra (because, hopefully, it’s not)

UPDATE, 4:24 p.m.: They have set up the batting cage and nets on the field as though there is going to be batting practice. It’s currently very cloudy but dry at the Stadium, and not as cold – or windy – as yesterday. We’ll see how long that lasts.

Joe Girardi just met with the media and spoke on a variety of topics, including whether or not he feels the Yankees have an advantage in the elements because the Angels are a “warm-weather” team. Short answer: No. Check out the audio, which should be along shortly, for more. Girardi also said Andy Pettitte has not flown ahead to California, though the team may send him depending on if Game 2 actually gets played to completion tonight.

UPDATE, 4:48 p.m.: Josh here. Girardi said this morning when he checked the weather it looked “grim.” Now, he is hopeful they will play tonight.

Here’s what Girardi said during his presser:

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I’ll have more in a bit from the manager’s sit down with the beat guys.

UPDATE, 4:55 p.m.: The Yankees are starting to filter out on to the field. A-Rod and Jerry Hairston are taking some early grounders, both wearing ski hats.

UPDATE, 5:04 p.m.: Wide variety of looks from the Yankees during their team stretch. Some guys are just in sweatshirts or the regular fleece warm-ups (Girardi, Posada); others are in the “Elmer Fudd” hats that have ear flaps (Swisher, Rivera); and others are in full-on Eskimo/bank-robber face coverings (Joba).

UPDATE, 5:20 p.m.: OK, here’s a few notes from Girardi —
• He is more hopeful there will be a game tonight than he was this morning: “When I looked at it this morning it looked grim, but now when I look at it I think we have a pretty decent shot at playing. We’re going to convene at 7 o’clock and talk about it, but it looks like the percentages went down. We hope maybe this can be a little like yesterday.” It better start soon.
• Girardi said it was “tough” to insert Molina for Posada, but the Burnett-Molina combo worked well in Round 1.
• Joba Chamberlain, Phil Hughes and Mariano Rivera could all be stretched to four or five outs tonight if need be. The off-day gives them that luxury, Girardi said.
• No word on when the game will be played tomorrow if tonight is postponed. Girardi heard both afternoon and night, which throws a little dirt on the assumption that they will definitely play in the afternoon. The forecast calls for rain all day tomorrow so one does not appear to be an advantage over another.
• A-Rod earned a charley horse on his collision with Jeff Mathis last night. It actually gave Girardi peace of mind, knowing Rodriguez came out of the pile with only a bump.
• Still no word on who will pitch Game 4. Girardi said the Yankees discussed Plan Bs on Thursday in the event of postponements yesterday or today. Obviously a key factor will be if a game is played Monday, or if Game 3 is pushed to Tuesday and Monday becomes an off-day. MLB has not informed the Yankees of what will happen with Monday, Girardi said.
• He expects to meet at 7 with Mike Scioscia and MLB to discuss tonight. MLB decides whether the game is played or not.

UPDATE, 6:19 p.m.: Yankees are off the field, Angels are on and the raindrops are starting to fall. Among the notables on the field during batting practice: Jeff Nelson, who still has the buzz cut. He looked cold.

UPDATE, 6:30 p.m.: FYI, Tino Martinez will throw out the first pitch tonight.

UPDATE, 7:01 p.m.: Both teams are off the field and the grounds crew is working. It’s cold, but not raining.

UPDATE, 7:49 p.m.: Nice ovation for Tino. Still looks weird to see Posada catching the ceremonial first pitch. Burnett just started the long walk in from the bullpen, Molina on his left and Dave Eiland on his right.

UPDATE, 7:57 p.m.: And we’re off. It’s 47 degrees in the Bronx and – what do you know? – dry (for now). Enjoy the game.

UPDATE, 8:01 p.m.: The only one NOT wearing sleeves is A-Rod.

UPDATE, 8:05 p.m.: A.J. through one after getting Vlad to bounce out. Torii Hunter’s hands must have felt like he’d been electrocuted on that fisted double to right. It’s chilly out here.

UPDATE, 8:08 p.m.: First pitch swinging for the Captain and Saunders has one out on one pitch.

UPDATE, 8:14 p.m.: Burnett threw first-pitch strikes to all four batters in the first, then started off Morales with a fastball strike for five in a row. Good sign.

UPDATE, 8:19 p.m.: Six of seven first-pitch strikes for A.J. and he’s through two having thrown 25 pitches, 19 strikes.

UPDATE, 8:30 p.m.: Josh here. Robbie Cano tripled into the RCF gap to give the Yanks a 1-0 lead. He drove in Swisher, who walked with two outs.

Big confidence booster for both guys. Swisher has not only struggled hitting, he had yet to walk. That’s a big deal for him to go without one over four games. He only did so four other times this season. And that was also Cano, Cano The Eskimo’s first extra-base hit of the playoffs.

UPDATE, 8:39 p.m.: Another solid stretch by Tex to just get Aybar. Don’t forget, the cold temps don’t just affect the pitchers throwing the ball; a rushed throw like that from Jeter can be hard to grip, too.

UPDATE, 8:42 p.m.: First walk of the game and first time this series that Figgins has sniffed first base. Putting him on is usually a recipe for disaster …

UPDATE, 8:46 p.m.: … but not this time. Abreu hit it hard but on a line to Melky in center. Still 1-0 Yanks.

UPDATE, 8:51 p.m.: Well, he can’t always smack a single the other way. Sometimes they go out of the park. It was Jeter’s sixth career LCS home run and his 19th postseason home run, passing Reggie Jackson and Mickey Mantle  for sole possession of third place on the all-time list. 2-0 Yanks.

UPDATE, 9:01 p.m.: Hunter just can’t buy a hit with Teixeira at first. Second time in two nights Tex has stretched to keep Hunter off base. That’s his second great play of the night.

UPDATE, 9:02 p.m.: Say what you want about Jose Molina, but he’s tough – that hit his knee and his face, and then on the next pitch he jumps out to find the loose strike three and makes a great throw to get Guerrero. Plus he’s wearing a skully under his helmet, which is cool.

UPDATE, 9:07 p.m.: Burnett has thrown first-pitch strikes on 13 of the 15 batters he’s faced. One walk, one HBP, one hit — he’s got it going tonight.

UPDATE, 9:14 p.m.: Cano gives it a ride but Torii Hunter catches (almost) everything in CF. By the way, don’t forget to check out @LoHudYankees on Twitter. Josh Thomson is updating all game on there.

UPDATE, 9:19 p.m.: That leadoff double to Izturis is only the second time in 14 innings this series that the Angels have had a leadoff man on. Let’s see if A.J. can get out of it.

UPDATE, 9:21 p.m.: Nope. Burnett nearly knocked that ball down with a swipe behind his back but it hopped off the mound and into center. 2-1 Yankees now, with the top of the Angels order coming up.

UPDATE, 9:25 p.m.: This is getting hairy in a hurry. Suddenly, Burnett can’t find the strike zone and is falling behind every hitter. That was the second time he’s had a curveball dip and hit a batter on the foot, and now it’s two on, one out and Bobby Abreu – who has crushed Burnett in the past – at the plate.

UPDATE, 9:32 p.m.: That was a great sequence by Burnett and a terrific catch in foul territory by Damon. Burnett through nine straight fastballs, none less than 93 mph, and finally got Abreu to foul out to deep, deep left. Now he needs to get one more out to escape this mess.

UPDATE, 9:37 p.m.: Ball four to Hunter skips into the stands and, by rule, it’s only one base for the runners when it comes from a pitch (it’d be two on a live ball in play). Break for the Yankees there. Robertston warming in the pen.

UPDATE, 9:40 p.m.: Another breaking ball in the dirt that gets away and it’s tied, 2-2. You can see why Burnett would want to throw the curveball there since he struck out Guerrero on that pitch in a similar spot earlier, but it was clear he was losing control of the curve as the inning went on.

UPDATE, 9:43 p.m.: After getting ahead so often over the first four innings, Burnett just lost command in the fifth. He threw first-pitch balls to six hitters and a first-pitch double to the seventh. Let’s see if the long inning hurts Saunders.

UPDATE, 9:48 p.m.: Joe Girardi is a genius. He knew that playing Molina, having him bunt and foul it off twice would result in a smacked single to right. Brilliant! Now Jeter up with two on and none out. Seems to me like a good time to go to another thread.

 
 

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1,080 Responses to “ALCS Game 2: Angels at Yankees”

  1. Thrillington October 17th, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    hello?

  2. Ryan October 17th, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    What would you guys say the chances of this game being played are? I’m about to head out there from Hartford so I hope if they postpone it that they tell us early.

  3. Amber Jonson October 17th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    GO YANKS!!!!!!!
    I was a Yankees fan since I watched the games with my grandfather when I was little kid.

  4. Jim the VT Yankeefan October 17th, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Oh, the weather outside is frightful…..

  5. Jim the VT Yankeefan October 17th, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Sam, the Yankees were too classy for a bullpen cart. Their relievers came into the game in a pinstriped Datsun!

    http://cache.jalopnik.com/asse.....en_Car.jpg

  6. jack -lv nv October 17th, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    Let’s go Yankees—- It’s 85 and sunny here in Vegas! For all the dough put in the new stadium; why not a retractable roof!!!! A day without Yankee baseball, is a day wasted.

  7. dennis-Costanza October 17th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Nick/PatM.

    Tough 5-star.

    I am now pounding USC and over.

    BC and Over. And yes, CAL.

    -dennis

  8. Jeremy October 17th, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    I swear that some yankee fans have no confidence in their team. This team has proven time and time again that they will battle back and overcome the odds. Saunders is good but I don’t see him pitching a shut out. If it comes down to the bullpens, advantage yankees.

    repost

  9. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    dennis, I can’t believe the variety of ways that Texas has employed to not score points in this game.

    I am on Cal, over, USC, over as well. Already 7-0 Bears in Pasadena.

    I took BC too, but haven’t they already played NC State twice this season????

  10. mvyanks13 October 17th, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    The weather forecast on weather.com looks much more promising for baseball tonight. As of now there is only a 20% chance of rain for 8pm and a 25% chance at 9pm. Most of the rain isn’t supposed to start until 10 or so. They should be able to start the game on time at least and hopefully it’ll hold off for the most part.

  11. Arliss October 17th, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    This game gets played. all day long the chances of rain have diminished in the forecast. 205 chance of rain at first pitch now….down from 90%.

  12. Abdababdaserser October 17th, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    What is with the few people who keep calling for retractable roofs? Yes, it helps with weather, but it detracts from the game. Domes are the worst stadiums to play in.

    Thankfully the Yankees didn’t build a stadium with one. This one is beautiful and would have had the whole look changed to something that would have looked really poor to include a roof.

  13. Vader October 17th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    I want baseball tonight…what are the odds??

  14. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Molina has to catch in the cold. He is self-insulated.

  15. Neil October 17th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Somehow, I can’t picture the Great Mariano coming to the mound in a golf cart or a car.
    Nothing can ever take the place of his jog out of the bullpen with Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” over the public address system.

  16. miggs - GTLU Reigning Champion October 17th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Yup I think this game gets played also.

    Everyone worries about the weather and the implications on the rotation, schedule, etc. It usually works itselfout.

    Even if it does rain they probably play.
    Think about how many games this year they’ve played in the rain. Over 10, maybe even 15 games.

    How many times has it rained the day of home games this year?

    How many were postponed? two? all year?

  17. nick October 17th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    hmmm, lets’ see

    Cold weather -> AJ got no curve +
    Saturday game on Fox -> bad luck for Yankees +
    Saunders -> nasty pitcher =

    Yankee loss.

  18. haiku-man October 17th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Carpe Diem Yankees!

  19. Matt October 17th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Joe Saunders

    16-7 4.60 ERA

    186 IP 202 Hits 64 BB 101 K

    This is the “nasty” Joe Saunders we’re about to face. A guy who opponents hit .279 against, who strikes out 4.89 batters per nine innings and walks 3.1 batters per nine, and has a WHIP of 1.43.

    Oh no!

  20. upstate kate October 17th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    hmmm lets see
    the Yankees already broke the curse of the FOX Sat games-
    Yankees win

  21. 27 October 17th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    nick+computer = troll

  22. MG October 17th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    according to the Weather Channel Future Radar map it won’t be raining in the Bronx until well after the game is over:

    http://www.weather.com/outlook....._schoolday

  23. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    It saddens me when nicks go bad.

  24. dennis-Costanza October 17th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    27.

    Nick a troll? Is that what you are saying?

    -dennis

  25. Jeremy October 17th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Yeah Saunders is Bob Gibson- lol !

  26. MG October 17th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    check that, the map has GMT, it actually looks like the rain starts right about game time…

  27. 27 October 17th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Yup.

  28. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    dennis, he’s referring to ‘nick’ at 3:51.

    Cal up 14-7.

  29. haiku-man October 17th, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Angels didn’t attribute the weather as reason for their loss,just sloppy play.At sports.yahoo.com.

    Something’s wrong when ski mask and long sleeves are worn in a baseball game.
    Selig’s love affair with Nov Baseball is ridiculous!!

    How about cutting off some of the useless summer games,to avoid serious injuries from cold muscles.

  30. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Or at least I hope so.

  31. MikeBoston October 17th, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Don’t trust weather.com, it sucks. This is the real forecast: Tonight
    Rain. Breezy with lows around 40. Northeast winds 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain near 100 percent.

    All the reputable weather sites are saying 100% chance of rain, where last night was at 40% which was accurate. Any site saying anything less is full of crap. There should be baseball tonight but expect at least 1 delay maybe more.

    As long as good AJ shows up I love our chances.

  32. Al October 17th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    This IS going to be a repeat of the 2006 fiasco against the Tigers in ALDS because of the rain.

    Hey George, get this — please !
    http://blogs.reuters.com/china/tag/rain-dispersal/

  33. roadrider October 17th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    4 post-season games in 12 days – and no bad weather was involved. That says a lot about Selig ball. Yes, both ALDS series were sweeps but why wait 4 days then to start the ALCS, especially with bad weather on the way? Yes, I know the answer – because Selig’s bosses at FOX and TBS demanded a fixed schedule and Bud and his merry men just couldn’t leave even a single dollar on the table even if was in the best interests of the fans and the game. This is a joke and so is Selig. I guess some year we can look forward to playing the World Series in December.

  34. Vader October 17th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    They should have moved the game time up a few hours and there would be no issues.

  35. Vader October 17th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Or as roadrider stated, started the ALCS on Wednesday.

  36. dennis-Costanza October 17th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Nick.

    I have Cal and the over as well. Good starts to the 330 slate…I pounded the TX/OK over so some wins here could make it a good day. If not, I need some 5-stars from you and Pat this eve.

    My afternoon plays..

    BC -2.5
    Over 47

    Usc -10
    Over 51.5

    Cal -3.5
    Over 44

    Pounded them so I need some wins!

    -dennis

  37. Jeremy October 17th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Al
    oh yeah this is going to be a repeat of the 2006 ALDS. Only problem with that is that this is the 2009 ALCS, a different Yankee team, and the game is still on for tonight so far. The past means nothing in October.

  38. MG October 17th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    if you look at the Radar map and the projection for the next 4 hours there is a bank of storms over Long Island and another one over NJ. There is a gap in between right where NYC and the Bronx. We all know if they start the game there is very little chance they won’t finish unless it’s a deluge and it looks to me like the rain is mild to moderate.

  39. Patrick October 17th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Ugh not a fan of another Molina start. Hopefully the yanks win, I think Saunders is very hittable.

  40. haiku-man October 17th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    The Yankees are the only undefeated team in postseason and still can’t get any respect from some fans,and the new
    espn-like threads group!!

    Even ESPN has seen the light after Yankee player hating all year.

    On Game day Yankees need positive attitudes with them.

  41. S.A.--Serenity Now October 17th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Cano should wear this tonight:

    http://www.cynical-c.com/archi.....s/ski4.jpg

  42. JZ October 17th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    As a team, Yanks still haven’t hit that well in postseason so far.
    But tonight the key is AJ. Come on, man!

  43. haiku-man October 17th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Cano and The Sayanora kid(Matsui) never seen a lefty they didn’t like to hit!!

  44. MikeBoston October 17th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Seriously Jeremy I’m with you; what does a short series, 3 seasons ago, facing a true ace (Verlander) in a late afternoon start, where he’s extra lethal, have to do with an ALCS where now we have the true ace, most likely going 3 times? I don’t find 1 single relevant similarity there. Not to mention Arod was dropped to 8th in the order!

    The panic on this board is pathetic. Show some confidence!

  45. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    dennis, I keep getting filtered… maybe college football lines are verboten now… Cal just went up 21-7 on a Best TD reception.

  46. Denise October 17th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Neil,

    right, and you haven’t lived til you’ve been to Yankee Stadium and witnessed it – wish tv wouldn’t go to commercial when the Mariano entrance begins, it’s so awesome!

  47. PittsburghYankeeFan October 17th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Saunders is a flyball contact pitcher in Yankee Stadium+ Not as much wind as last night + ARod going the other way = at least 2 HR.

    Those who are paincking should go over to Extra Bases and commiserate with Pete. Looks like his anti ARod and anti YS rants fell flat there last night.

  48. Jeremy October 17th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    MikeBoston
    Yeah. The past means nothing in October. You would think that some fans would understand that by now. If that was the case the Yankees would be facing the Red Sox in the ALCS.

    This team has good pitching and clutch hitters. And though they haven’t broken out in terms of offense, I think thats a great thing. It only means that they will eventually break out, but you can’t expect your offense to score a lot when you are facing really good pitching in October.

  49. upstate kate October 17th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Also, great defense and taking advantages of mistakes. The hitters are good at wearing down the pitcher, so even if they don’t get to him, the bullpen is exposed

  50. Pork Chop October 17th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Over/under times Kate Hudson is on camera- 5 (One for every time A-rod bats)

  51. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Wow, vintage Jahvid Best 93-yard scamper for a TD! 28-14 with 5 left in 2Q.

  52. pat October 17th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    “Saunders is a flyball contact pitcher”

    Scoscia said he was throwing him in Yankee Stadium because he’s a sinkerball pitcher.

  53. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    Some of those sinkerballs don’t come down.

  54. will October 17th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    i wish this would be called earlier than later. so i could make saturday night plans

  55. Jeremy October 17th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Saunders is a sinkerball pitcher ?

    He seems like a fly ball pitcher to me.

  56. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    28-17 Cal… the over has already hit.

  57. jennifer October 17th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    IF tv didn’t dictate everything this game could have been played at 1 and there wouldn’t have been any stoppage.

  58. Rob October 17th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    It seems to me that if they were able to move the game up to 6:00, they could get the whole game it without worrying about the rain. Tomorrow may be worse than today.

  59. Rob October 17th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    It won’t stop raining till tuesday!

  60. Farr and Howe-this post brought to you by W.B. Mason October 17th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    I live in DC, it’s rained here since Wednesday…it hasn’t stopped, once…

  61. pat October 17th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    No rain shortened games allowed in the LCS so they’ve got to get at least 8.5 innings in too.

  62. Bronx Bombers Girl October 17th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Good Afternoon everybody…I just recently started posting and can’t wait for tonight’s game!

  63. Sun Devil October 17th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Weather is 80 degrees in sunny California. God truly loves the Bay Area.

  64. Betsy October 17th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    http://www.nydailynews.com/spo.....tions.html

    “I tried to soak it in last game, take an extra second, listen, look around,” Burnett said. “I was like, ‘Wow, this is what it’s all about.’ At the same time, you have to try and make a quality pitch. But you can’t tune it out. It’s impossible. You feed off it.”

    **I love how AJ feeds off the crowd, but trying to throw harder isn’t going to help him any. Of course, that was his first post-season start and it’s understandable he was amped up……..he’d been waiting a long time for his chance.

  65. Sun Devil October 17th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Farr and Howe-this post brought to you by W.B. Mason October 17th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    I live in DC, it’s rained here since Wednesday…it hasn’t stopped, once…
    —————————————–
    My advice to you is start building an Ark :)

  66. jennifer October 17th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Okay it is cold but not that cold, GEEZ. Joba grew up in Nebraska and I am pretty sure it got cold there.

  67. Betsy October 17th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Geez, according to Heyman and Roberts, the Yankees haven’t played that well. They’re making a big freaking deal out of the fact that the Yankees haven’t thumped, but so what? They’ve been very opportunistic and they’ve taken advantage of other teams’ mistakes. They’ve also pitched great. Really, what more do these people want?

  68. Sun Devil October 17th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    # Pork Chop October 17th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Over/under times Kate Hudson is on camera- 5 (One for every time A-rod bats)
    =======================================================
    Man, what’s up with kate Judson? Damn. ARod should be dating someone hot like Megan Fox.

  69. haiku-man October 17th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Whoo,I’m scared of the” Dangerous Bobby Abreu,” did he play last night?

    You act as if the Yankees are going to lay down tonight in front of their fans at home! They understand what’s at stake too!

  70. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Not all celebrity actresses are tolerant of Orange Americans. Give Kate some credit.

  71. Patrick October 17th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Kate Hudson is hot

  72. kelvin October 17th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    “he gates are open at Yankee Stadium, where the Bronx Bombers eye a commanding 2-0 lead over the Angels in the ALCS.”

    MLB.com messed up it’s 1-0 now 2-0, lol.

  73. Scott Coulter October 17th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    I remember when the Yankees had bullpen carts, but someone got injured when one ran into him and he missed the rest of the season. The Big Stein banned the damn things rather quickly. Thus, no bullpen carts. Just like no drains in the outfield, think Mickey Mantle.

  74. lowshun October 17th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Yankees always do this ish. they get ppl to come to the stadium to get a liitle extra money for parking/concessions when they know there isn’t going to be a game tonite. Just call it now and save ppl the time and money.

  75. Sun Devil October 17th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Not all celebrity actresses are tolerant of Orange Americans. Give Kate some credit.
    ===========================

    what’s an orange american?

  76. jennifer October 17th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Kelvin- reread it. They said the Yankees look to take a 2-0 lead.

    Betsy- Don’t they realize pitching gets better in the playoffs. Do they think any of the players care that they haven’t started to thump. They are 4-0 in the playoffs without hitting. Imagine what could happen if they start to hit. UGH!!

  77. Matt October 17th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Just ordered 2 of those ear flap hats some of them are wearing lol!

  78. upstate kate October 17th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Betsy
    I think it has more to do w/ facing quality pitching. How many runs did the Angels score? How many runs were scored in the Dodgers/Phillies game? The Yankees always seem to find a way to score, they don’t have to rely on the HR.

  79. jennifer October 17th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    lowshun
    Yankees don’t have control. This is the post season.

  80. Jeremy October 17th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    lowshun
    MLB controls the situation not the Yankees. This game has to be played today because they can’t get it in Sunday because the weather will be worse.

  81. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 17th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Comments section sponsored by the Holiday Inn Express Meteorologists Conference. :D

  82. Patrick October 17th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    “what’s an orange american?”

    A-rod

  83. stephen October 17th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    someone needs to tell the players to man up and not wear ear flaps, they look ridiculous. the other stuff is ok, but they should wear a normal baseball hat

  84. Vrsce October 17th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Just ordered 2 of those ear flap hats some of them are wearing lol!
    ————————————————————

    One for each head?

  85. Rishi October 17th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    October 17th, 2009 at 5:22 pm
    Comments section sponsored by the Holiday Inn Express Meteorologists Conference.

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

    too true :)

  86. Farr and Howe-this post brought to you by W.B. Mason October 17th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    kelvin, re-read it

  87. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 17th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Kate Hudson seems like a nice grounded person. She seems to be good for her, and he apparently finds her hot – which is what matters.

  88. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 17th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    good for HIM not her. Ack.

  89. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    This is an Orange American:

    http://tinyurl.com/ykmyxa2

  90. m October 17th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    If we’re playing so badly, how are we 4-0 in the postseason? :?

  91. Matt October 17th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    VRSE- One for my dad.! we are going to the game next weekend so we thought we should have one lol!

  92. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    USC 2H -4 is my 5-star of the day.

  93. Vrsce October 17th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Matt

    Good on ya. I hope you both have a great time.

  94. Betsy October 17th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    http://msn.foxsports.com/video.....d3c1f866d2

    Great interview with AJ……

  95. Sun Devil October 17th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    Patrick October 17th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Kate Hudson is hot
    ============================
    you must be thinking about her mother and projecting those feeling on to her, for if it wasn’t for fame-nepotism she could get a job as a hostess in vegas.

    to paraphrase Crocodile Dundee, “that’s not hot, THIS is HOT” (points to Scarlett Johansson’s bod).

  96. Matt October 17th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    Thanks Vrce! Appreciate it!

  97. Matt October 17th, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    VRSCE*** sorry spelt it wrong!

  98. Betsy October 17th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    That stinks that MLB gets to decide if the game is played – they get to decide if the teams send their best pitchers out in a monsoon, if the teams end up having to lose their starters thanks to a delay…………

  99. pat October 17th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Less orange and more clutch this year. Wonder if there’s a correlation there?

  100. haiku-man October 17th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    -m

    not only 4-0,but the only undefeated team in postseason!

  101. jack -lv nv October 17th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Penny Lane is hot! She is a celebrity stalker.

  102. Sun Devil October 17th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    This is an Orange American:

    http://tinyurl.com/ykmyxa2
    ================================================
    yeah, that self-tanning cream never works. Besides, I dont’t get the need for a tan, he already has a great olive completion.

  103. Tarheelyank October 17th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    “What ever happened to bullpen carts? I miss them.”

    Great question Sam. I Forgot all about them.

    I can picture Mo riding on a chariot with a couple of snorting, foot-stomping pinstripe stallions. ;-)

  104. Brandon Awesome (BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!) October 17th, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    “Kate Hudson is hot”

    Agreed, I’m sorry is Sun Devil can’t see it, but she is.

  105. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    ASU -6.5 hosting UW, Sun Devil?

  106. Brandon Awesome (BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!) October 17th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    *if not is* I’m lazy tonight.

  107. Sun Devil October 17th, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Brandon Awesome (BECAUSE I’M AWESOME!)–

    Dude, the only thing I can’t see is her boobs, cause she’s got none. That, and her face is as plain as tofu.

  108. Azaz October 17th, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    i am trying to purchase tickets via stubhub any one tell me how long they are on sale for like does the buy option close 2 hours before the event or 1 hour before the event

  109. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 17th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    I am now really confused.

    Up until now I always thought this was an Orange American.

    http://tinyurl.com/kmeyb7

  110. dennis-Costanza October 17th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Nick.

    Took your 5-star and pounded it. I have some cast there right now! So far things looks OK.

    Thanks for the 2H heads up..

    Good Luck.

    -dennis

  111. Brandon Awesome (BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!) October 17th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    S D, If she were busty you’d be all over that, stop frontin’

  112. dennis-Costanza October 17th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    “cast” should be cash.

    -dennis

  113. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Nice, Angel, but it’s better not to post pictures of Pedroia’s family here.

    Mo should come in from the bullpen on one of these:

    http://tinyurl.com/ykeplmh

  114. haiku-man October 17th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Tarheelyank

    No no a couple of Clydesdale horses with those huge covered feet.

  115. Carl October 17th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Thanks for the link Betsy

  116. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 17th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    And given that, I thought Dustin Pedroia was an Orange American.

    You learn something new every day.

  117. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 17th, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    LOL Nick. Kinda a jinx there.

  118. Patrick October 17th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    “you must be thinking about her mother and projecting those feeling on to her, for if it wasn’t for fame-nepotism she could get a job as a hostess in vegas.

    to paraphrase Crocodile Dundee, “that’s not hot, THIS is HOT” (points to Scarlett Johansson’s bod). ”

    Internet Male Alert

    Dude admit it, if Kate Hudson spoke to you in real life you would be stuttering trying to respond. She is most def a hot chick

  119. Betsy October 17th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    You’re welcome, Carl!

  120. bru October 17th, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    if you listen to girrardis audio you can hear pete abe ask him about cc

    i think it was pete

  121. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 17th, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Oh that elephant convoy entrance could be a blast. The ultimate in homefield advantage.

  122. Sun Devil October 17th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Brandon Awesome (BECAUSE I’M AWESOME!) October 17th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    S D, If she were busty you’d be all over that, stop frontin’
    =========================================
    of course. if she had boobs it would be a BIG improvement. a face is a factor, but lets be truthful a body is 99% of the equation. I mean, no one pays any attention to Lindsey Lohan cause of her “personality”.

  123. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Genius play call there. :)

    dennis, I’m a bit over-invested in this game and this half now, but it’s looking good. Aside from USC and Cal, I’m also on Nevada and Idaho and BC in this slot.

  124. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 17th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    I mean, no one pays any attention to Lindsey Lohan cause of her “personality”.
    *******************************

    Ahh so men (and women apparently?) find speckly bodies attractive?

    Just goes to show there is someone for everyone. :)

  125. dennis-Costanza October 17th, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Nick.

    Give me the lines you have on Nevada, Idaho so I root for the covers.

    3:30est slate is looking trendous, however it can turn as you know….

    -dennis

  126. miggs - GTLU Reigning Champion October 17th, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    USC!

  127. bru October 17th, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    they should of played this game earlier

    it is supposed to rain til monday

    4 would of been perfect

    it would be better than piecing a game together

  128. Abdababdaserser October 17th, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Wow, aren’t we lucky, we have an Angels troll.

  129. Brandon Awesome (BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!) October 17th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    “of course. if she had boobs it would be a BIG improvement. a face is a factor, but lets be truthful a body is 99% of the equation. I mean, no one pays any attention to Lindsey Lohan cause of her “personality”.”

    You could say that about many others. And what’s wrong w/ her face. Srsly dude your bordering stupid thinking Goldie had a better face than her. Lindsey got the implants than went anorexic. Ofcourse I know what your talking about, but your stupid if you don’t think Kate is hot. But each person has thier preferences..so it is what it is.

  130. dennis-Costanza October 17th, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    BC up 45-13.

    -dennis

  131. pat October 17th, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    I’m not sure nepotism is enough to get someone in Hollywood to pay you about $7 million dollars a movie.

    Bruce and Demi’s daughter and Tom Hanks son haven’t been able to pull that off yet.

  132. Betsy October 17th, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    Ugh, I really shouldn’t even partake in this discussion, but I will. I’ve always liked Goldie Hawn – very funny and a very sweet face to boot. Her daughter Kate is the spitting image of her and that’s a good thing. Her body? I won’t go there as that is just too demeaning…..

  133. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Nevada -4.5 2H (they’re up 21-3 2H so far) and -8 for the game, as well as some on the money line and + a few on teasers.

    Idaho -2 and +2 on small teasers.

  134. E-gawa October 17th, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Can you believe that I was banned after only 3 comments on Pete’s new blog?

    I guess they don’t like the mentioning of David Ortiz drug use over there.

  135. E-gawa October 17th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    and as soon as I say that.. I’m allowed to post.. oh well my identity is no longer a secret.

  136. bru October 17th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    E-gawa
    October 17th, 2009 at 6:07 pm
    Can you believe that I was banned after only 3 comments on Pete’s new blog?

    I guess they don’t like the mentioning of David Ortiz drug use over there.
    ————————————————————

    so he banned the person that made the only 3 comments?

  137. E-gawa October 17th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    “bru
    October 17th, 2009 at 6:10 pm
    E-gawa
    October 17th, 2009 at 6:07 pm
    Can you believe that I was banned after only 3 comments on Pete’s new blog?

    I guess they don’t like the mentioning of David Ortiz drug use over there.
    ————————————————————

    so he banned the person that made the only 3 comments?”

    Maybe he didn’t.. the Boston people might of.. Someone did though because the comment box wouldn’t let me type anything it.

  138. Sun Devil October 17th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    Brandon Awesome (BECAUSE I’M AWESOME!)-

    first of all, even you admitted that K-Ho would be greatly improved if she had a banging bod. which by deduction means, she ain’t all that.

    As to her face, please there are countless everyday women in the tri-state area with a much, much hotter lid.

    for example, J-Lo was a regular girl from the Bronx who made it big. And no one can honestly say K-Ho is any where near as good looking as J-Lo.

  139. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    I recommended your comment, E-gawa.

  140. Vader October 17th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    The TE for SC is a monster.

  141. Vrsce October 17th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    so he banned the person that made the only 3 comments?
    ============================================================

    That is funny. 3 comments is 10 percent of his daily quota.

    I bet he is gone before Christmas. New England is better experienced from afar, the closer you get the darker and more depressing it becomes.

  142. Vader October 17th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    SD…you can fit Kate Hudson in J-Lo’s trunk.

  143. jennifer October 17th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Oh look the rain is on its way here. Good thing we played that game at 1pm. Oh wait…..

  144. Vader October 17th, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Wait…Pete gets over 50 comments on his new blog, albeit from 4-5 commenter’s.

  145. E-gawa October 17th, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    “Nick in SF
    October 17th, 2009 at 6:14 pm
    I recommended your comment, E-gawa.”

    lol thanks. I like that feature.

  146. Vader October 17th, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    jennifer…if only MLB could get out of it’s own way.

  147. Matt October 17th, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    starting to rain.. no game! they wont even bother to start.. booo.. boring night

  148. Sun Devil October 17th, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Vader October 17th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    SD…you can fit Kate Hudson in J-Lo’s trunk.
    ==============================
    Oh behave, baby :lol:

  149. haiku-man October 17th, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    -bru

    nesn.com doesn’t have registration,you can post anything.

  150. haiku-man October 17th, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    -Vader

    you don’t like ski mask,and long sleeves,and playing in Nov baseball?Selig has a fascination for icicle baseball,didn’t ya know!!

  151. Doreen October 17th, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Hi All -

    I had a busy afternoon and just caught up with Sam & Josh’s posts, and some of the comments.

    First, my AJ Cookies (apple jack) are baked and ready to go for first pitch! They smell outrageous (that means yummy).

    All day the sky looked encouraging until about an hour ago. I hope it doesn’t rain, slick and cold isn’t a good combo. But, we’ll see, right?

    Just don’t want anyone hurt.

  152. MikeBoston October 17th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    “I bet he is gone before Christmas. New England is better experienced from afar, the closer you get the darker and more depressing it becomes.”

    Look you can say Pete will be gone by xmas all you want. Putting down New England however is just foolish ignorance. It’s actually one of the best parts of the country to live when you factor in all it has to offer (this is coming from someone that lived in NYC/NJ?LI.

    Ever stop to consider the major reason in numbers difference between blogs is simply population driven? There’s over 8 million people in NYC area alone and 600k in Boston. Not to mention, as previously stated you have to register to comment, a big deterrent. No top that the sox were swept 6 days ago. I can’t speak for everyone but when my teams get eliminated I tend to take a break ASAP.

    It’s pretty stupid when people make statements like that.

  153. Rob in Vt. October 17th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Nice…..Tino is throwing out the first pitch tonight.

  154. Thrillington October 17th, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    Someone on Pete’s blog posted a rumor that MLB was at the stadium testing two players on the Yanks and Angels. Pete did the right thing and called the rumor a reach.

    Still, I hope it’s not true. And, I hope we see baseball played in the Bronx tonight or with enough delays and off days to have CC Sabathia rested and ready for 3 appearances!

  155. dennis-Costanza October 17th, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Nick/PatM.

    Going to be up big after this slate if games stay where they are…Thank goodness after a horrible TX/OK over.

    My eve 5-star is is IL/IN OVER 54. I pounded it.

    Here we go…

    -dennis

  156. Vrsce October 17th, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    New England certainly has a population of more than 600,000.

    Also it (Boston especially) is dark and dreary, both in mental outlook as well as weather, not to mention the dreary aspect of greater Boston. Sad but sadly true.

  157. pat October 17th, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    “Someone on Pete’s blog posted a rumor that MLB was at the stadium testing two players on the Yanks and Angels.”

    NY Post says random testing happened in bothe the LDS and last night in the LCS.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports.....BHqdZUCY0K

  158. Vader October 17th, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    This is funny…YES just had the weather guy on and he said once it starts raining, it may last 24 hours give or take a few.

    Then they go to Kim Jones and no rain in sight, if they had started around 4:30 today, this game would be getting over right around when its starts raininng for the next day.

  159. MikeBoston October 17th, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Who said New England’s population was 600k? I said Boston, could you not understand that? If you factor in the tri state area and compare to New England it’s still not even close.

  160. Sun Devil October 17th, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    MikeBoston -

    What does Boston have to offer?

  161. Buddy Biancalana October 17th, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Daily News says the game will start on time, with heavy rain expected at 10PM.

  162. Vrsce October 17th, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    What does Boston have to offer?
    ————————————————————

    Logan Airport

  163. jack -lv nv October 17th, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    KATE HUDSON VS KIMBERLY JONES VS NANCY NEWMAN TAKE YOUR PICK. I’M OLDER THAN MOST I’LL TAKE NANCY NEWMAN. XXXXXXXXXXX

  164. ArodMVP217 October 17th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    nice, they are all old to me, Jack

  165. MikeBoston October 17th, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Your joking right SD? What doesn’t it have? Why do you think it’s nick name is the “hub of the universe”? The only minus I give is last call being 2am. You can still get served all night though in China town so it’s all good.

    Again, I’ve lived in both cities, have you SD?

  166. Joe from Long Island October 17th, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    This game should have been played this afternoon. Oh well, when you agree to take FOX’ TV money, you sell yourself…

    Doreen – how do you make your AJ cookies? Mind sharing the recipe?

  167. dennis-Costanza October 17th, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    I know you may hate/dislike Boston Sports Teams etc. However, if you do not know what Boston or New England has to offer then frankly, you have not traveled very much.

    -dennis

  168. Pov October 17th, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Boy, I don’t like the lower part of our batting order tonight.

  169. MikeBoston October 17th, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Before the grammar police call i meant “you’re joking”

  170. youngtimer October 17th, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Jeff Nelson, yay!

  171. Joe from Long Island October 17th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    On another note – if rain comes, as forecast, at 10 PM, getting out to a quick lead might seal the deal. If the rain comes heavy and long lasting, they might indeed call the game once it’s official, if there’s a winner.

  172. ben October 17th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Who calls boston the “hub of the universe” other than people trying to make themselves feel better about living in boston?

    I lived there for 4 years – the place sucks.

  173. ArodMVP217 October 17th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    I wonder if the wind is blowing in as fierce as last night..

  174. ben October 17th, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Joe- MLB said that there will be no rain-shortened games in the playoffs. All games will be the full 9 innings

  175. Pov October 17th, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    UCS trouncing the Domers again

  176. pssst October 17th, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Sun Devil
    They offer……:grin:

    chowder(Manhattan,and Bos),baked beans,tea parties(not the southern kind) and funny sounding A’s when they speak.

  177. Vader October 17th, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    The biggest downfall Boston has is that the city is set up like some old world town with small street signs and one ways that can put you Dorchester or Rever before you know it.

    I have spent a lot of time in both cities and IMO nothing compares to NYC.

    Also, there is approximately 8-mil people in NYC compared to some 11-mil in CT, RI and MA combined…for what ever that is worth.

  178. randy l. October 17th, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    mike boston-

    half the people in my cape cod town in the summer are from new york/new jersey so there must be something that brings them here.

    of course, i would vote for succession from MA if there were a vote :)

  179. The Ghost of Billy Mays October 17th, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    MikeBoston October 17th, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Your joking right SD? What doesn’t it have? Why do you think it’s nick name is the “hub of the universe”? The only minus I give is last call being 2am. You can still get served all night though in China town so it’s all good.

    Again, I’ve lived in both cities, have you SD?”

    MikeBoston,

    Don’t listen to SD or his 15 yr old hormones that claim Kate Hudson is not “Hot”

    All that Axe Body spray is clouding his already clouded adolescent judgement.

    ;-)

  180. JD October 17th, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Joe from Long Island- Selig changed the rules. All PS games now played to completion.

  181. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    New England is lovely, I spend many fine moments of my youth in Berkshire County.

    But the population of the Nation goes down considerably once the Sox’s season ends early. ;)

  182. Benny Blanco October 17th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    AJ…..AJ….AJ….AJ.. that will be the chant for tonight. Mark my words!

  183. Sun Devil October 17th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    MikeBoston October 17th, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Your joking right SD? What doesn’t it have? Why do you think it’s nick name is the “hub of the universe”? The only minus I give is last call being 2am. You can still get served all night though in China town so it’s all good.

    Again, I’ve lived in both cities, have you SD?
    ===============================================

    I didn’t mean for it to sound snarky.

    I’m honestly curious, as someone who hasn’t lived in Boston. What makes it one of the better places to live?

  184. MikeBoston October 17th, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Whatever Ben, you sound like a great time.

  185. Doreen October 17th, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Joe from Long Island,

    It’s basically sugar cookies with crushed Apple Jacks mixed in. Really easy. Really good.

    This is the recipe I got off the web:

    1 C unsalted butter
    1 and 1/2 C sugar
    2 eggs
    2 and 3/4 C flour
    1 T baking powder
    1/4 tsp. salt
    3 C Apple Jacks cereal, coarsely crushed (or any cereal of your choice according to recipe)
    1/3 C sugar to roll cookies in

    Cream butter with sugar until creamy. Beat in eggs. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a separate bowl and whisk together. Add flour mixture to butter mixture and beat until just combined. Stir in coarsely crushed cereal.

    Roll a heaping tsp of dough into a ball and roll in sugar. Place on cookie sheet (I line mine with silpat or parchment paper). Bake 8 to 10 minutes in a 400-degree oven.

    Makes 5-6 dozen cookies.

    (I baked one dozen and froze the rest of the dough balls to bake on another day, since I already have a plate of CC cookies!)

    Thanks to m for the Apple Jacks suggestion!

  186. Sun Devil October 17th, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    New England is lovely, I spend many fine moments of my youth in Berkshire County.
    ===========================================

    Where ya parents hippies?

  187. Vrsce October 17th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    If there was no Boston, it would have to be invented, for better or worse.

    also the bars are awesome

  188. S.A.--Serenity Now October 17th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Those cookies sound good Doreen! :)

  189. MaineYankee October 17th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    randy l.
    October 17th, 2009 at 6:48 pm
    mike boston-

    half the people in my cape cod town in the summer are from new york/new jersey so there must be something that brings them here.

    of course, i would vote for succession from MA if there were a vote

    —————————————————–

    I’m thankful we did. :lol:

  190. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    “Where [sic] ya parents hippies?”

    No.

  191. Joe from Long Island October 17th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Guys, I hear you. But, one thing I’ve learned over the years, is that Mother Nature rules. They’re not playing in a downpour. And depending on the rainfall, and the timing, etc., decisions may need to be made. Seriously, can anyone imagine them resuming the game tomorrow afternoon, then having the teams fly to the WC for an afternoon game Monday?

    Remember, FOX has NFL committments Sunday afternoon.

  192. The Ghost of Billy Mays October 17th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Anybody ever drink “Apple Jack”?

    Unfortunately I did.

    Once.

  193. NumberOnePositivePosterInTheUniverse October 17th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Hello Betsy, I was having dinner with my wife and my 2 daughters, and I asked my wife, “I wonder what Betsy is thinking?”, my adorable wife responds, “you should check, I’d like to know too”.

    So Betsy, I feel so much better because of your confidence in A.J. Do you feel that the Molina/Posada combo can disrupt a team? Also, what do you do next year when Cervilli is around and Molina is somewhere else?

    thank you!

    My wife and I thank you, we can’t wait to read what you think.

  194. Doreen October 17th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    S.A. – Serenity Now -

    I took a nibble from one that I gave my daughter (she doesn’t have to wait for the game). They are good! I can’t have mine until the game starts! :)

  195. m October 17th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Oh, Doreen, those sound good. If we hadn’t baked dozens of PB cookies and 7 dozen mini banana muffins, I would run out and get apple jacks and try those.

    I did buy extra Fuji apples this morning, you know just in case…

  196. NumberOnePositivePosterInTheUniverse October 17th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Betsy, last question, rain/no-rain? Thank you!!!

  197. MaineYankee October 17th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Doreen

    What are you baking for Andys game?

  198. S.A.--Serenity Now October 17th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Florida :evil:

  199. tom tresh 15 October 17th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    WOW BC just won 52-20 over NC State. I expected BC to win but not that much

  200. randy l. October 17th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    nick in sf-

    somewhere along route 7 ?

    lenox/stockbridge?

  201. Doreen October 17th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Maine Yankee -

    I’m thinking, for Andy Pettitte, Almond Praline. (Kinda southern, like an almond brittle candy you can eat or crush and put on ice cream.)

    Or an Apple Pie. But I think Almond Praline.

  202. Doreen October 17th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Or if I really feel ambitious and have some time, there’s always Apple Pie topped with ice cream and Almond Praline. :)

  203. pat October 17th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    “What are you baking for Andys game?”

    Pettitte Fors? :wink:

  204. Thrillington October 17th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Mike in Boston,

    I personally loved my time living in Boston, and it does have everything to offer. NYC will always be my home and my choice of city to live in, but New England in general is beautiful and needn’t be bashed because of an intense sports rivalry.

    I should say that I lived there from 1996-98, when the Sox-Yanks rivalry was non-existent so I can’t really say how it might be for a fellow Yankee fan these days, but I just have to disagree with those saying the city sucks. On the contrary, IMHO it’s a great one.

  205. Doreen October 17th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    pat -

    I actually thought about “Pettitte fors” but they’re a little too ambitious for me! :lol:

  206. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Great Barrington and South Egremont, mostly.

    This USC game is going all wrong now. :mad:

  207. MaineYankee October 17th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Doreen
    October 17th, 2009 at 7:02 pm
    Maine Yankee -

    I’m thinking, for Andy Pettitte, Almond Praline. (Kinda southern, like an almond brittle candy you can eat or crush and put on ice cream.)

    Or an Apple Pie. But I think Almond Praline.

    ———————————————

    Sounds good. You may need one more for Chad. Just in case.

  208. m October 17th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    I’ll volunteer to do the apple pie, but I need to know what day it’s for. :?

  209. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who trusts Jose Molina and Chad Gaudin October 17th, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    How’s the weather in NY? Does it look like the game will be played?

    Thanks

  210. hurricaneseason October 17th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    8-4 Yankees win tonight!

  211. ArodMVP217 October 17th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    at least usc is banging nd around all game. need a turnover

  212. MaineYankee October 17th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Nick in SF

    If I recall you also spent some time further north in your youth per a conversation we had in the past.

  213. S.A.--Serenity Now October 17th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Almond Pecan cookies!

  214. Joe October 17th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Just wondering…. If MLB is so concerned about the weather why couldn’t they reschedule todays game to an earlier start say 4:00? That way they would have been able to get the game in before the rain hits specially since they know it’s not get any better tomorrow

  215. Doreen October 17th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    m -

    I know! Cookies are easy – pie needs some planning. Fortunately my dad is coming up from Florida on Tuesday and if all goes well, AP should pitch Tuesday, dad LOVES apple pie, so I’d have people around to actually, you know, EAT all these baked goods!

    Sounds like you had a regular bakery going. Fund-raiser?

    I have to research C.D., if we want to have something in reserve to a possible 4th starter. :lol:

    This has actually been fun, and given me an excuse to bake (something that I love to do, but we watch what we eat here, and except for Christmas, I only bake if we’re having company here to eat it.)

  216. Sun Devil October 17th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    how come no one from Boston can pronounce Worchester, Peabody, or Rever

    Band: Helllllooooo WORCHESTER!
    Audience: It’s freakin pronounced WISTER!

  217. Vader October 17th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Joe…because MLB is run by TV execs instead of baseball people or because Selig is not that bright.

  218. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Yes, MaineYankee, Bar Harbor, Boothbay Harbor. Love it up there.

  219. Jeff NJ October 17th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Clear skies here in Northern NJ right now, a bit chilly, otherwise a clear beautiful night.

  220. Vader October 17th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Worcester is pronounced Wuster adn Pawtucket is Putucket.

  221. YankeeFan October 17th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    DEAR TECHNICIAN:
    WHY CAN’T WE HAVE THAT EACH 30 COMMENTS OR SO IS AN EXTRA PAGE AND YOU HAVE PAGE 12345678 IN THE BOTTOM, LIKE ALL OTHER BLOGS HAVE???????????????????
    WHY 1,000 ON 1 PAGE? IT’S INSANE.
    DO YOU KNOW HOW LONG IT TAKES ME TO SCROLL DOWN AND HOW SLOW IT IS WHEN I NEED TO REFRESH, COM’MON TECHNICIAN CHECK OUT OTHER BLOGS THEY HAVE PAGES PER COMMENTS. NOT SO DIFFICULT IS IT.

  222. Betsy October 17th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Trish, the weather is not going to be good. YES had some guy from Accu-weather on earlier and he said the situation would be deteriorating throughout the night. The heavy rain will come maybe around ten and will go through tomorrow.

  223. Vader October 17th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Nick…you have to love those Bar Harbor Bars and that is ice cream for anyone not from Maine.

  224. MikeBoston October 17th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Exactly Thrillington, thank you…You would have to had some really bad luck or a lot of issues not to love it here. Of course I’m not saying Boston is any better than NYC, I happen to think both are 2 of the greatest cities in the world.

    Now let’s drop this and concentrate on Yankees baseball!

  225. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who trusts Jose Molina and Chad Gaudin October 17th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Jeff NJ, thanks!

    I wonder if the storm that was supposed to be has just dissipated? We were scheduled to have rain for the entire weekend and so far it’s been pretty nice.

  226. randy l. October 17th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    nick in sf-
    i’ve read great barrington is going through a renaissance of sorts.

    the web has made places like that a good option for creative people .

  227. Joe October 17th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Game 1 was only the second time in 84 games at Yankee Stadium where neither team hit a home run (the other was June 18 vs. Washington).

    Don’t you mean 85 games Sam? 81 Regular Season games and 4 Postseason games.

  228. MaineYankee October 17th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Nick in SF
    October 17th, 2009 at 7:11 pm
    Yes, MaineYankee, Bar Harbor, Boothbay Harbor. Love it up there.

    —————————————————

    Yes they are nice spots, but a bit to much when the people from “away” are here. :lol:

  229. Tarheelyank October 17th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    New England must be beutiful at this time of year. The “tyree’s” must be changing color.

  230. Doreen October 17th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Joe, not all the post-season games were at YS. Only 3 so far.

  231. Doreen October 17th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Whew! I thought ND was gonna tie and the husband and I would have to fight it out for the tv in the family room! :lol:

  232. Trevor October 17th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Where exactly is the rain? It hasn’t rain at all.

  233. Vader October 17th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    One more play for ND

  234. Vader October 17th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Doreen put on the gloves

  235. m October 17th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Doreen,

    Nope, our turn for sports saturday snax and dinner party.

    CD? Are you thinking CG? Or does CD come after CC?

  236. Doreen October 17th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Uh-oh! :lol:

  237. Betsy October 17th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Trevor, the guy said it’s an extremely slow moving system…….

  238. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    I haven’t been back to Great Barrington in years, but it was the location of the film “Pretty Poison”, with Tuesday Weld.

    http://dryden.eastmanhouse.org.....poison.jpg

  239. Doreen October 17th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    m -

    Yes, of course, CG. Don’t know what I was thinking.

    Saturday night sports and snax dinner party sounds really nice, m.

  240. Enough Joe Buck October 17th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    New England is beatiful this time of year…

  241. m October 17th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Why did they put a second back on the clock? Does anyone think the fat man would’ve gone for 2 had they got the TD?

  242. randy l. October 17th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Yes they are nice spots, but a bit to much when the people from “away” are here.

    maine yankee-

    when i was about 8 in jonesport ( north of bar harbor), i used to get the biggest kick out of going out in the yard with my grandfather when he greeted the new yorkers( away people) looking at the stuff in his front yard thinking they were antiques.

    the kick was seeing the look on their face when they realized he had his shotgun with him :)

  243. Enough Joe Buck October 17th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Wow 11 Years ago…WOw that went by fast..

  244. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Well that was a loser, but at least the teasers cover.

    Notre Dame did much better than I expected…. maybe the genius Charlie Weiss really has turned it around. Give that man another contract extension!

  245. NumberOnePositivePosterInTheUniverse October 17th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Betsy, do you think Girardi will let Tex swing on a 3 – 0 count again?

    Have you ever thought about becoming a baseball manager? I understand, you probably think they aren’t ready for someone as smart as you, you are ahead of your time. I must admit.

    Let’s remember all throughout history we’ve had greats like Lincoln, Einstein, Robert Kennedy, MLK, all were ahead of their time, one day I hope the world recognizes your greatness and you will be mentioned in the same sentence as those greats.

    Ok, I think we are going to have chocolate fondue. Yummy!!!

  246. Mark-Cant Touch This October 17th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    So if we don’t get this game in or it we have to finish it tomorrow or Monday i will be very mad since it has been dry all day, but no we had to start this game at 8

  247. jankees junkie October 17th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    i’ve seen that ‘forever young’ pepsi commercial a thousand times now and i just realized that the guy who makes the catch crashing into the fence in the angels uniform is bobby abreu!

  248. m October 17th, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    Doreen,

    Actually snax was for team tennis. The spillover (there was a lot) will go to dinner. I still have to cook chicken, but hopefully I can get some baseball in, too. :)

    Hopefully they can get the bulk of the game in, Selig’s rules are a little fuzzy, but I’ve been assured that there will be no rain-shortened games.

    Why is ND playing a funeral marching song?

  249. randy l. October 17th, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    … and new yorkers are faster than they appear at first glance :)

  250. kopac October 17th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    why is Ken Singleton wearing an “Angel Red” tie during the YES Pregame? C’mon Kenny!

  251. Enough Joe Buck October 17th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Got to give NOrte Dame credit they hung tough..Had a chance for the tie there…However has Charlie Weiss ever won a big game against a really good team? I like Charlie but really..

  252. Vader October 17th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    No rain shortened games in the post season…but this could have all been avoided if they started around 5:00 instead of 8:00.

  253. tim October 17th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Just started raining now in Northern NJ

  254. fed October 17th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    fox shows first pitch?

  255. Mark-Cant Touch This October 17th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    imagine if this game started at 5 or 6

  256. Enough Joe Buck October 17th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Not to jinx it but where is all this rain…Has it rained at all this weekend.. I thought it was going to start Friday and not stop till monday..

  257. J i n x J i n x J i n x J i n x October 17th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Angels win tonight, tie series at 1-1.

  258. Enough Joe Buck October 17th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    MarK Grace and Karros are just goofy…

  259. Enough Joe Buck October 17th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    yeah if this game started at 4 5 or 6…They would have had not trouble gettting the game in..but they didn’t

  260. Johnny D. October 17th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Yanks will take this one.

  261. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who trusts Jose Molina and Chad Gaudin October 17th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Thrilled of course that Girardi went with Molina. I guess that was expected.

    If the pitchers do their job, losing Posada’s bat shouldn’t be of any great moment. As someone pointed out before, if the Yankees winning is dependent upon one player’s bat, they don’t deserve to be in the postseason! Or in the least, they won’t make it very far in the postseason.

    It’s all about pitching. And we sure have it. What an absolutely phenomenal team.

    GO YANKEES!!!

  262. bru October 17th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    J i n x J i n x J i n x J i n x
    October 17th, 2009 at 7:32 pm
    Angels win tonight, tie series at 1-1.
    ————————————————————

    burnett lights out & we go up 2-0

  263. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 17th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Is Angel here tonight? (not the team, the poster)

    We need the shower understudy to be prepared.

  264. Enough Joe Buck October 17th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Note to Mark Grace every game the yanks played this post season has been low scoring except the first one against the Twins…

  265. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who trusts Jose Molina and Chad Gaudin October 17th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    “burnett lights out & we go up 2-0″

    I’m in.

    :)

  266. Enough Joe Buck October 17th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    refering to the mound as “the bump” is annoying…I don’t like that expression..It is like when announcers say a certain type of pitcher “misses bats” I hate that one too. For Example, Aj burnett can “miss bats” why not just say he gets a lot of strike outs.. just saying..

  267. Jeff NJ October 17th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    “Just started raining now in Northern NJ”

    Not here near the meadowlands, still clear and cold. We’re having a game tonight and I wouldn’t be surprised if there are no delays at all. But then again I am a member of OPPC.

  268. m October 17th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    lol. mark grace shut down by karos. grace said yankees can’t win anything without hitting the ball outta the park. karros said they can if they continue to pitch the way they have. angels haven’t been hitting it out either, mark grace.

  269. Doreen October 17th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Enough Joe Buck -

    Did you hear him????????

    And, what, so, if the Yankees someone manage to win 3 more games where they hit no HRs, they’re going to take the wins away????? What a ridiculous thing to say.

  270. anon. October 17th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    I think some airheads here are having trouble grasping the meaning of a jinx.

  271. Kanye West October 17th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    YO New Yawk! I’m real happy for ya and Ima let you finish, but BOSTON had the best cities of all time!

  272. Jeff NJ October 17th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    Big game tonight. Win and the series will won by the Yankees, lose and the Angels steal home field advantage, even though that means sweeping the middle 3, which is very improbable. I have tix for game 6, but I’m hoping not to need to use them.

  273. Enough Mark Grace October 17th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    I agree Doreen that “insight” made no sense…the yanks were facing a tough pitcher last night when it was really windy..not easy to hit homeruns…you got win without them sometimes…

  274. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who trusts Jose Molina and Chad Gaudin October 17th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    “refering to the mound as “the bump” is annoying…I don’t like that expression..It is like when announcers say a certain type of pitcher “misses bats” I hate that one too. For Example, Aj burnett can “miss bats” why not just say he gets a lot of strike outs.. just saying..”

    I agree. If you want to get real nauseous listen to Harrelson call a game. When an opposing player makes an out, he invites them to “go and take some bench.” He has quite a few of those cutsie sayings.

  275. Raymundo (not the sox-lover) October 17th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Joe buck, young buck, shut yo goofy looking ….

  276. bru October 17th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    what a mess this weather is going to be

    at the minimum this game should of started an hour earlier

  277. Enough Mark Grace October 17th, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    Boston is a great city to visit. I find it confusing to get around. It is not well organized….New york and Washington DC are very easy to get around..not that that really matters…just saying..

  278. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 17th, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    OT – the Peebles coupon girl on the right side is cute.

  279. Enough Mark Grace October 17th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    go and take some bench.”

    I actually found that one funny…

  280. MaineYankee October 17th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    randy

    We’ve got a guy that goes aroud buying up junk, puts it on his lawn and the “summer complaints” flock in. :lol:

    Really bugs me when I see those old milk cans painted up in shops. Just seems wrong. I can remember when the milk was sent to the dairy in them. Guess I’m dating myself. :lol:

  281. NYY626 October 17th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    I enjoyed that segment on AJ’s pies :)

  282. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who trusts Jose Molina and Chad Gaudin October 17th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Enough of Mark Grace, I HATED listening to that! But maybe it’s the whole body of Ken Harrelson work calling games that makes just about everything he says intolerable.

  283. Enough Mark Grace October 17th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    I liked Abreu when he was on the yanks…

  284. Doreen October 17th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    The pie segment was fantastic, NYY626, I agree! Posada and Jeter, especially, since it’s been said by some that they weren’t happy with it. Sure looked okay with it to me! :)

  285. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 17th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    AJ needs to pitch a good game tonight and shut up his critics.

  286. Raymundo (not the sox-lover) October 17th, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    anyone blogging live from the stadium? give us an actual update about the weather :) )

  287. Enough Mark Grace October 17th, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    I hear you trish.. however, I still remember Harrelson called yankee games many years ago…During the dark yankee years….

  288. randy l. October 17th, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    “If the pitchers do their job, losing Posada’s bat shouldn’t be of any great moment. As someone pointed out before, if the Yankees winning is dependent upon one player’s bat, they don’t deserve to be in the postseason! Or in the least, they won’t make it very far in the postseason.

    It’s all about pitching.”

    yup, the 4 runs last night appeared mysteriously by spontaneous combustion.

    some bromides sound good but there’s always more to it. teams need pitching, defense , and offense to win( and good luck doesn’t hurt).

    of course , the yankees also lose posada’s catching ability that allowed only one run and no stolen bases.

    i have no doubt jose can call and catch an equally good game, and he’s not a bad situational hitter.

    it’ll be nice to see alex have another clutch game.

  289. S.A.--Serenity Now October 17th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Let’s go Yankees.

  290. Enough Mark Grace October 17th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    I think AJ will be fine..he just walks too many people that is his big problem..got to limit that..yanks have a fresh bullpen..going to need them tonight..

  291. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who trusts Jose Molina and Chad Gaudin October 17th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Laura, I think you’re right, though what he did finishing out the season and in his first postseason game should have shut up some. But unfortunately all will likely be forgotten if he has a bad game tonight – which I am certainly not expecting to happen.

  292. m October 17th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    That pie segment was great. And they didn’t talk about the launchpad, CC’s salary, Tex’s checking account vs. morales, or how awesome the Angels defense is.

  293. NYY626 October 17th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Doreen October 17th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    The pie segment was fantastic, NYY626, I agree! Posada and Jeter, especially, since it’s been said by some that they weren’t happy with it. Sure looked okay with it to me! :)
    ________________________________________________________________
    Ahhh I always knew that was the media making up stories about the “cranky old guard”. Who doesn’t like pie? :)

  294. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 17th, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    “I still remember Harrelson called yankee games many years ago…During the dark yankee years…”

    Huh? I don’t remember that. When?

  295. Enough Mark Grace October 17th, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    I am in the posada camp..I don’t like how Aj got to be treated with kid gloves…but if he gives 6-7 strong innings…then I really can’t complain or say anything….

  296. zmaster October 17th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    not gonna be a game tonight :( stupid

  297. pooman October 17th, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    I hope A-rod, Tex, and the rest of the cheaters shot up before the game… They will need it tonight against Saunders.

  298. Angel - A tale told by idiots - full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. October 17th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    I’m ready for my proxy shower duties. Let’s hope they won’t be needed. I don’t know if I’m up for the task.

  299. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who trusts Jose Molina and Chad Gaudin October 17th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    I’m not necessarily depending on Molina to be the Yankees offense, but I see it as a lot more important that Burnett feel comfortable because in the postseason, if he implodes and the other team scores a bunch of runs, that could be the game.

    That is why I have always believed in the maxim that pitching and defense wins championships. And since you seem to be enamored of everything that Derek Jeter says, his mantra has always been that it’s all about pitching.

    About the four runs – the Yankees have a potent offense. Again, one bat doesn’t make up the Yankees offense. Again, that’s why I am not fearful about losing Posada’s bat for a game, or a portion of a game.

  300. bru October 17th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    burnett is basically a 2 pitch pitcher so if a pitch is not working it is tough

  301. Enough Mark Grace October 17th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    Harrelson annouced the yanks in the 80′s 87-88. In those days you would hear, “Mike Pags hits on deep to right you can put it on the board…Roberto Kelly hits on deep to left..you get the point..it was the lean years for the yanks..

  302. Jeremy October 17th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    pooman
    You’re an idiot ! And Saunders is no Bob Gibson.

  303. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 17th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Enough Mark Grace –

    you were right. I totally don’t remember Hawk doing TV games, but this link says he did. (87, 88)

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L.....oadcasters

  304. Carl October 17th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    pooman

    Maybe Ortiz can help em all out

  305. Angel - A tale told by idiots - full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. October 17th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    How cute, an Angels troll. At least it got its name right.

  306. Carl October 17th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Lets go Yankees!!!!

  307. Enough Mark Grace October 17th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Yeah DT Hearing Steve Balboni homerun calls from the Hawk still is in my memory…

  308. randy l. October 17th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    there’s someone involved in tonight’s festivities who played in the majors at age 17, 18, and 19.

    it’s surprising.

  309. pat October 17th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Let’s go AJ! Let’s go Yankees!

  310. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Molina is the proper choice tonight. He’s seen Saunders more and should be a lot more familiar with him, giving him a serious advantage in the batter’s box this evening.

    In six plate appearances vs. Saunders, Molina is 1-6 with a single, but even in making those 5 outs, Molina was taking mental notes for later.

    Posada, on the other hand, has only had 5 plate appearances vs. Saunders. One resulted in a walk, which are pretty overrated. In the 4 at-bats, Posada went 2-4 with 2 singles, but that’s a very small sample size.

  311. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 17th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Let’s Go Yanks!!!!!

  312. Carl October 17th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Wait hes an Angels fan!

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Matthews,_Jr.

    HGH haha

  313. S.A.--Serenity Now October 17th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Be good AJ

  314. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 17th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    “I’m ready for my proxy shower duties. Let’s hope they won’t be needed. I don’t know if I’m up for the task.”

    Angel – I’m nervous for you. You have BIG shoes to fill.
    (Erica, said once she had big feet) ;-)

  315. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 17th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Let’s keep Figgins hitless this entire series.

  316. bru October 17th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    pooman
    October 17th, 2009 at 7:52 pm
    I hope A-rod, Tex, and the rest of the cheaters shot up before the game… They will need it tonight against Saunders.

    ———————————————————-

    slow night on the blog pete?

  317. Dave October 17th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    where is sj44?

  318. JZ October 17th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Yankee hitters need to show their true faces tonight.

  319. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who trusts Jose Molina and Chad Gaudin October 17th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Enjoy the game all.

    GO AJ!

    GO YANKEES!!!

  320. Patrick October 17th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    A.J. is going to pepper the zone with fastballs tonight. With the cold weather, Angels hitters are going to have a tough time catching up.

    Saunders is good but he’s very hittable. He averages about 90 with the fastball, not much to be afraid of on a cold night. I think the weather favors Burnett despite what Flaherty says.

  321. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 17th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    “(Erica, said once she had big feet)”

    Actually, that’s been mentioned on a few occasions.

  322. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 17th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Yankees and Angels…

    Tale of two titans toiling…

    Under nimbus clouds…

  323. iiicollies October 17th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Play Ball!!

  324. m October 17th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Did I read that graphic correctly? Yankees have 0 errors this postseason?

  325. Trevor October 17th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Molina should just bunt with runners are on base except with 2 outs.

  326. Sun Devil October 17th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    This blog has come a LONG way, no one is complaining about Molina behind the plate. :)

  327. Enough Mark Grace October 17th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Hey DT greaat list….Al Trautwig he was the worst announcer..I think he was on the MSG channel when the yanks were on MSG

  328. Benny Blanco October 17th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Come on AJ..this is your time.

  329. Vader October 17th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    This team broke the errorless streak earlier this year.

  330. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who trusts Jose Molina and Chad Gaudin October 17th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    I have to believe that Molina v. Saunders was very little of what went into the decision. But if it’s a plus in terms of batting, so be it.

    Later Yankee fans. Cheer loud.

  331. Enough Mark Grace October 17th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots – full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

    Hey what does that name mean? I have curious

  332. NYY626 October 17th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Good start AJ!

  333. Benny Blanco October 17th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Thats what i’m talking about..K one.

  334. GreenBeret7 October 17th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    MaineYankee
    October 17th, 2009 at 7:05 pm
    Doreen
    October 17th, 2009 at 7:02 pm
    Maine Yankee -

    I’m thinking, for Andy Pettitte, Almond Praline. (Kinda southern, like an almond brittle candy you can eat or crush and put on ice cream.)

    Or an Apple Pie. But I think Almond Praline.

    ———————————————

    Sounds good. You may need one more for Chad. Just in case.

    ————————————————————

    Not much you can bake for Chad Gaudin, so I suggest large bowls of “Gaudin Plenty” candy. The pink and white ones are the best.

  335. Enough Mark Grace October 17th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    I have been curious…where did you come with that

  336. iiicollies October 17th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    right, keep Figgins off

  337. ArodMVP217 October 17th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    AJ looks like he has control of his fb… *knock on wood

  338. MG October 17th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    you can forget about any concerns with AJ’s breaking ball, that one to Figgins was nasty, a really good sign…

  339. Sun Devil October 17th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    HOLY COW

    digya see the movement on that fastball!!!

  340. bru October 17th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Sun Devil
    October 17th, 2009 at 7:58 pm
    This blog has come a LONG way, no one is complaining about Molina behind the plate.

    ———————————————————-

    its early

    trishia will be first

    j/k

  341. Valerie G. October 17th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    hey everybody! gametime!

  342. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 17th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Yes, the Yankees are error-less throughout this postseason.

  343. RalphieD (OPPC) October 17th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    what was that guy holding in the stands!

  344. RS October 17th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    I love how our pitchers are pouring strike 1 right down the middle against Abreu. Everyone knows he’s not going to do anything with it so it’s nice to see them take the advantage and not fall behind.

  345. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 17th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Fooling Chone Figgins…

    Burnett begins the battle…

    Forecast is filthy!

  346. Benny Blanco October 17th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    keep throwing first pitch strikes..AJ

  347. Enough Mark Grace October 17th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    I don’t complain about Molina..i just really like posada….but if makes Aj happy and he pitches well..I can’t say anything.

  348. Uncle Ellsworth October 17th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Angle Are you taking over pretend girlfriend duties too?

  349. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 17th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    “UPDATE, 8:01 p.m.: The only one NOT wearing sleeves is A-Rod.”

    I told you yesterday. Alex is 100% man. A little cold weather isn’t going to bother him.

  350. iiicollies October 17th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Prediction – Saunders is going to be BOMBED

  351. ArodMVP217 October 17th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    “curve ball coming!!!” buck you morond

  352. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 17th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    the strike out whistle went off early!

  353. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Lineup errors don’t show up in the box score. ;)

  354. Valerie G. October 17th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    I love your haikus, dynasty is destiny. is that how you spell the plural of haiku?

  355. Benny Blanco October 17th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    lucky hit..

  356. Carl October 17th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    bah bloop double

  357. ArodMVP217 October 17th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    too much plate for the cb, aj

  358. MG October 17th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    those of us who prefer Posada behind the plate still want the Yankees to win the game and understand it’s Girardi’s decision. If the same crap wasn’t brought up by the same person spouting inaccurate information there would be no discussion of it at all.

  359. pooman October 17th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    WOW… Burnett looks like a chicken with his head cut off out there.

  360. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 17th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    “I don’t complain about Molina..i just really like posada….but if makes Aj happy and he pitches well..I can’t say anything.”

    Enough, you are like me. You want whatever is going to help the team win. I’d rather have Posada’s bat in there, but I really do believe that for whatever reason, AJ does better with Molina behind the plate. As such, I’m supporting Molina playing tonight.

  361. Joe from Long Island October 17th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Doreen – Thanks for the AJ cookie recipe. Something for me to try now that the weather is cooler.

    AJ himself looks pretty good!

  362. terpbomber October 17th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    The double aside, it was a nice start. Another 24 of these outs and we’re in business.

  363. Carl October 17th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    great inning AJ!

  364. Joba in the pen October 17th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    AJ will be fine if he throws strikes. It is on him and not the catcher.

  365. michelle b. - BRING ON THE ANGELS!! October 17th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    is it me or does swisher look like fred flinstone driving…his legs are moving, but he aint gettin’ anywhere

  366. Trevor October 17th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Has SJ44 ever came back?

  367. PH October 17th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    I HATE JOE BUCK.
    He never shuts the hell up.
    Am i the only one who watches the game with the sound off?
    I can’t be!

  368. RS October 17th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Nice inning for AJ. None of the Angels hitters looked comfortable at the plate. Hunter was in defensive mode on that bloop double.

  369. djsunyc October 17th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    it’s amazing how filthy aj’s stuff is…but what prevents him from being a *great* pitche is control. so far so good…

    now we need to get some runs on saunders…but these changing speed type of junk throwers always give us problems…

  370. Valerie G. October 17th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    michelle b.–don’t speak against nick swisher. those who do are not welcome here. :-)

  371. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Molina makes the blog bold. :)

  372. S.A.--Serenity Now October 17th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    I see we are bold and beautiful again :)

  373. djsunyc October 17th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Laura – I’m going to need valium to get through this series! October 17th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    “UPDATE, 8:01 p.m.: The only one NOT wearing sleeves is A-Rod.”

    I told you yesterday. Alex is 100% man. A little cold weather isn’t going to bother him.

    ———

    that collision at home after an offseason hip surgery tells me all i need to know about where arod’s at right no mentally – the guy is zoned in…

  374. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 17th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Dynasty Is Destiny! is bringing it tonight.

    good stuff.

  375. Uncle Ellsworth October 17th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Bold is Back

  376. Enough Mark Grace October 17th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Joe buck stinks..he is better than caray though…

  377. pooman October 17th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    I hope he is 100% man with all that testosterone and HGH he has taken over the years. I can’t believe you “fans” praise a drug abuser.

    October 17th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    “UPDATE, 8:01 p.m.: The only one NOT wearing sleeves is A-Rod.”

    I told you yesterday. Alex is 100% man. A little cold weather isn’t going to bother him.

  378. Angel - A tale told by idiots - full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. October 17th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Oooo. Someone broke the blog, lol.

  379. S.A.--Serenity Now October 17th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Trevor October 17th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Has SJ44 ever came back?

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

    He’s been here. He’s busy with work or something. I think

  380. Vader October 17th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Not the real one…he has been doing football related work…so he says.

    However, some have thought him and Pete to be the same person and since Pete has been gone so has SJ.

  381. m October 17th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    bold tag still open…

  382. Benny Blanco October 17th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    the bold..ughh

  383. 27 October 17th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    I can’t stand these announcers. The bloop double will get the Angels going. Seriously?

  384. MG October 17th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    Vlad Guerrero makes Hideki Matsui look like Brett Gardner on the bases…

  385. randy l. October 17th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    nice inning for aj.

  386. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    michelle b, I will be driving down sometime tomorrow afternoon, I think, probably driving back on Wednesday. My brother is going down seperately for logistics reasons. Let me know if you’re heading down or want to.

  387. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 17th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    Valerie G.,

    Glad you like the haikus!

  388. Boston Dave October 17th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    ““I don’t complain about Molina..i just really like posada….but if makes Aj happy and he pitches well..I can’t say anything.””

    ————

    except that if it really truly makes AJ happy, then he’s either delusional or a coward

  389. JasonR October 17th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    Joe Saunders turned this blog bold.

  390. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 17th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Sam forget to un-bold after the update time above.

  391. Angel - A tale told by idiots - full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. October 17th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Sam’s 8.05 update unleashed the bold monster, lol.

  392. michelle b. - BRING ON THE ANGELS!! October 17th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    oh valerie i wasnt speaking against him, i love swishalicious! just thought he looked fred flintsonesque on the “double”

  393. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 17th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Jeter with the early dinner plans. :evil:

  394. Valerie G. October 17th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    dynasty is destiny–one of the best parts of this blog!

  395. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 17th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    “However, some have thought him and Pete to be the same person and since Pete has been gone so has SJ.”

    First time I’ve heard that theory. Hmmm….

  396. hateraid October 17th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Oh dear lord I hope this whole fisted thing isn’t contagious or something. Chip Carrey has unleashed the plague amongst us.

  397. Doreen October 17th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    GB7 -

    Actually Chocolate Ganache truffles could work for Chad Gaudin (what with the French “ganache” and all), but “Gaudin” Plenties could be the chaser! (I KNOW we’ve had the conversation where I tell you the are my favorite candy and you posted the link to one of my favorite childhood commercials!) :)

    Nice first inning AJ.

  398. Enough Mark Grace October 17th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    I don’t get either Boston Dave it is bizarre..but if he pitches well..you can’t really say anything..

  399. Carl October 17th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Omg john sterling :(

  400. terpbomber October 17th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Sterling being Sterling.

  401. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 17th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    That wind is starting to be a real pain in the rear.

  402. Trevor October 17th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Ha ha Sterling thought the ball was gone………….again.

  403. JasonR October 17th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Yankee Stadium is a pitcher’s ballpark.

  404. Doreen October 17th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    So much for the wind tunnel, eh?

  405. Valerie G. October 17th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    michelle b.–just kidding! I think we all love Swish…all is forgiven lol.

  406. kendry October 17th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    That pop-up by damon would have been 50ft in front of the right field wall at angel stadium

  407. michelle b. - BRING ON THE ANGELS!! October 17th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Nick: i think i have secured a ticket for tuesday’s game, but i think i am going to fly. I need to be at work for a little while on tuesday morning.

    Damon got robbed by Abreu, who huffed and puffed and blew the ball down. So he didnt have to run into the wall!

  408. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    People, people, please… SJ44 has commented on the blog several times since Pete went north. Worry not. They are not the same person in any way, shape, or form.

  409. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 17th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    This 4 second TV delay after the Sterling call is a trip.

    Sterling calls the ball out… I watch the ball barely make the warning track and then Sterling makes excuses… (on ANY other day that ball is out!)

  410. Enough Mark Grace October 17th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    did sterlingvsay it is high it is far….please say no

  411. eric October 17th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    ack- just missed that.

  412. m October 17th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Anyone else think that Tex looks really nice in pinstripes?

  413. Enough Mark Grace October 17th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    sterling is rough..put entertaing..

  414. Valerie G. October 17th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    you guys going to the next game MUST give us all details!

  415. Benny Blanco October 17th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    come on..saunders hasnt pitched in damn near three weeks..

  416. Boston Dave October 17th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    “I don’t get either Boston Dave it is bizarre..but if he pitches well..you can’t really say anything..”

    ————

    You can say something. You can say that AJ should pitch well no matter who is catching.

    I hope the Yanks bludgeon the Angels but this whole AJ thing has become a distraction and a joke and I blame Girardi 100%.

  417. Mark-Cant Touch This October 17th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    The ball looks like iys not going anywhere tonight, we will get to Saunders

  418. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 17th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    “That pop-up by damon would have been 50ft in front of the right field wall at angel stadium”

    Since this game isn’t being played at Angel Stadium, I can’t say that I really care.

  419. Bob October 17th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    No hitter by Joe Saunders through 1 !!!

  420. Enough Bold October 17th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    the bold is annoying…

  421. Valerie G. October 17th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Nick–how would you know they’re not the same person…unless you’re SJ who’s also Pete.

  422. Jerkface October 17th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    People, people, please… SJ44 has commented on the blog several times since Pete went north. Worry not. They are not the same person in any way, shape, or form.

    It would take a couple of people to be Pete in shape and form.

  423. Jeremy October 17th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Why are Angels fans on a Yankee blog ?

  424. JZ October 17th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Angels always have good starting pitchers year after year

  425. Angel - A tale told by idiots - full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. October 17th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Strange things are afoot at the Circle K. I thought crap cold weather like this only happened in Minnesota in October. :-P

  426. McGeorge Bundy October 17th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Fix the bold! Fix the bold! Close the tag! Close the tag!

  427. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 17th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    “I hope the Yanks bludgeon the Angels but this whole AJ thing has become a distraction and a joke and I blame Girardi 100%.”

    It’s only a distraction if they allow it to be. So far, they have not. He pitched a decent game against MIN, Posada got into the game and we won. If they can repeat that formula for this game, all will be right with the world.

  428. randy l. October 17th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    sj44 has been around.

    he’s busy doing an NFL business thing on weekends.

  429. Doreen October 17th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    It’s so blatantly obvious that Buck and McCarver are rooting for the Angels. Everything out of their mouths has a “the Angels need this, Angels need that” tone. I hate it. If it’s not going to be objection journalism/broadcasting, then at least have one color guy from each team.

    Damon shoulda had a HR. Shucks.

  430. Uncle Ellsworth October 17th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Spanish annoucers on My9

  431. Patrick October 17th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    “Since this game isn’t being played at Angel Stadium, I can’t say that I really care.”

    Haha yeah exactly. Everyone complains about the extra HR at Yankee stadium but neglects to mention the lack of doubles and triples. If you people actually look at the numbers, Yankee Stadium is basically neutral. It neither suppresses nor inflates run totals.

  432. fox mulder October 17th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Saunders looks unbelieable sharp. :(

    So looks like it is Nick Blackburn all over again for us.

  433. iiicollies October 17th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    trying unbold

  434. Jerkface October 17th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Saunders looks unbelieable sharp. :(

    So looks like it is Nick Blackburn all over again for us.

    Damon took him deep if not for the wind. He didn’t look sharp at all.

  435. Angel - A tale told by idiots - full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. October 17th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    How would you know its not him, Valerie? Have you been posting on the blog longer than 5 minutes? lol

  436. Vader October 17th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    I was only joking in regards to the Pete/SJ thing…

  437. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 17th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    “Why are Angels fans on a Yankee blog ?”

    The same reason BOS trolls would come by during the regular season. They are pathetic lowlifes who have nothing else better to do.

  438. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 17th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Damon with a drive…

    Has he angered Aeolus?

    No score after one…

  439. iiicollies October 17th, 2009 at 8:17 pm
  440. Boston Dave October 17th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    I love the movement AJ is getting on the fastball. I’d venture to guess he’s mixing in that 2-seamer.

  441. The Ghost of Billy Mays October 17th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Blackberry committing sonic blasphemy upon a captive audience…

    sigh.

    I’m pretty sure John Lennon would love that commercial eh?

  442. Enough Bold October 17th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    he looks sharp?..it has just been one inning lets relax

  443. Angel - A tale told by idiots - full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. October 17th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Aww, the Angels troll can’t spell. So cute.

  444. NYY626 October 17th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    That was a sweet pitch

  445. Sun Devil October 17th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    They need to move the fences in. The winter wind is distorting the game causing cheap outs. :lol:

  446. JMere October 17th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Is it just me or is Buck openly rooting against the Yanks…I hate these two schmucks.

  447. Boston Dave October 17th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    like that!

  448. Bob October 17th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    When is the last no hitter in the ALcs, or in the playoffs for that matter?

  449. Valerie G. October 17th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Angel–I don’t get it. what are you talking about?

  450. michelle b. - BRING ON THE ANGELS!! October 17th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    well A.J. looks very sharp! his fastball has a nice tail to it.

  451. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 17th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    “randy l.
    October 17th, 2009 at 8:15 pm
    sj44 has been around.
    he’s busy doing an NFL business thing on weekends.”

    yes, please stop the SJ is Pete rumor.
    He is really Ed Hochuli.

  452. iiicollies October 17th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

  453. Angel - A tale told by idiots - full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. October 17th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Really irritating isn’t it, Doreen?

    All pretense at objectivity has just gone right out the window with these two.

  454. hateraid October 17th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    oh fox welcome to the 21st century we’ve had this thing called gameday for years now that tells us that. Announcers make me sad =(

  455. Benny Blanco October 17th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    KK..for AJ

  456. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 17th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    “It’s so blatantly obvious that Buck and McCarver are rooting for the Angels. ”

    It’s very hard for the announcers to hide their bias. The ESPN guys can’t do it either. That’s how strong their anti-Yankee sentiment is.

  457. m October 17th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Doreen,

    I was just thinking that Angel fans and Twins fans must be thinking the exact opposite, that they talk too much about the Yankees and that they want the Yankees to win. :)

  458. Enough Bold October 17th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    don larsen has the only post season no hitter..never one in alcs or nlcs…

  459. GreenBeret7 October 17th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Doreen
    October 17th, 2009 at 8:10 pm
    GB7 -

    Actually Chocolate Ganache truffles could work for Chad Gaudin (what with the French “ganache” and all), but “Gaudin” Plenties could be the chaser! (I KNOW we’ve had the conversation where I tell you the are my favorite candy and you posted the link to one of my favorite childhood commercials!)

    Nice first inning AJ.

    ————————————————————

    Doreen, I’d forgotten about that conversation. I just thought it was a good place for a bad pun. I love bad puns.

  460. Benny Blanco October 17th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    AJ looking good!!

  461. Angel - A tale told by idiots - full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. October 17th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Nick–how would you know they’re not the same person…unless you’re SJ who’s also Pete.

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

    This is what I was talking about.

  462. Carl October 17th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    even better inning for AJ :)

  463. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Valerie G, I am more certain that SJ44 is not Pete than I am that you are not Pete.

    People have distict personalies, and I sincerely doubt that Pete would create a fictional sock puppet and choose to give it a real baseball player nephew.

    michelle b. glad you got a ticket. I will be at the same phone/text/email if you want to get a beer down there. Hopefully game 4 will be a very special game for us.

  464. Vader October 17th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    AJ is nasty

  465. iiicollies October 17th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Last nohitter was Larsen’s

  466. MG October 17th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    I’ll guarantee you Buck and McCarver are not biased towards the Angels. What Fox and the announcers want, more than anything else, is a long series-a Yankees sweep of the ALCS and WS is not good for Fox’ revenue. They also want as many viewers as possible so they are inclined to pander to the casual viewer. Post season baseball on TV is not geared towards the passionate fans of any team, it’s a far cry from the day where each team had one of their announcers on the broadcast team along with a network guy.

  467. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 17th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    AJ with 25 pitches. Very economical so far.

  468. michelle b. - BRING ON THE ANGELS!! October 17th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    nice job by A.J. through two – he looks like a different person tonight, a little different demeanor on the mound.

  469. Benny Blanco October 17th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    25 Pithces for AJ..

  470. Valerie G. October 17th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Angel–not being rude here, just truly out of the loop. i was joking with that comment…

  471. Enough Bold October 17th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    clemens threw a one hitter against the mariners in 2000 and tom glavine threw a one hitter in the world series in 1995 those are the most reason..although I think Bobby Jones for the mets one hit the giants…

  472. Boston Dave October 17th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    25 pitches for AJ…

    but 19 are strikes!

  473. iiicollies October 17th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    For awhile, I thought that SJ stood for Sam and Josh

  474. randy l. October 17th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    “I love the movement AJ is getting on the fastball. I’d venture to guess he’s mixing in that 2-seamer.”

    boston dave-

    the two seamer is really a great pitch.

    he just has to keep it from coming back into the middle of the plate.

    on the corners it’s nasty.

  475. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 17th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    “I’ll guarantee you Buck and McCarver are not biased towards the Angels.”

    So MG, our ears are playing tricks on us? In my head, it sounds like they get overly excited when the Angels do something, but are very bland when we do.

  476. Joe from Long Island October 17th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    jOhn and Suzyn is the way to go. Yeah, they broadcast from a Yankee perspective, but they credit the other players when called for. And they know the players a heck of alot more than Buck and McC.

  477. m October 17th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Unless Pete is related to Tony Sanchez, he is not Pete.

    Next topic, please.

  478. Vader October 17th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    “People have distict personalies, and I sincerely doubt that Pete would create a fictional sock puppet and choose to give it a real baseball player nephew.”

    But that is the genius Pete…all hail the Blogfather!

  479. JF October 17th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    lets go AROD…good at bat here please, get the offense clicking…

  480. Enough Bold October 17th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Joe Buck does not love the yanks..but he is pretty fair..FOx wants a new york team in the world series helps ratings..Tim McGarver was a yankee announcer in 2000 i think…he was not happy about being let go..

  481. Don October 17th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    everything on the blog is being displayed in bold type!

  482. antisocial scrooge October 17th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    bold font.

  483. Uncle Ellsworth October 17th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Buck MCCarver? Spanish (don’t speak) John and Suzyn who are 5-10 seconds ahead of everything. cant win

  484. jennifer October 17th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    If Fox were smart they’d want the Yankees to make the WS. Out of the 3 teams the Yankees would have the biggest draw. Especially if it were a Yankee Dodger one. That is the series that the owners of fox are praying for.

  485. MG October 17th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Laura, in all honesty, I think you are looking for bias where none exists. I’m watching the same broadcast and don’t have a problem with Buck and McCarver except that they aren’t very good, period-I would much rather have Costas and Kaat or just give me Vin Scully. Of course, I don’t mind Michael Kay either…

  486. iiicollies October 17th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Of course, SJ may stand for John and Suzyn also

  487. JF October 17th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    arod needs to sit on an inside fastball for an entire at bat and make the angels pay for being so predictable…

  488. m October 17th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Errr. Pete is not SJ44. Although, from what I’ve read, I don’t recognize Pete anymore. :(

  489. BBFan October 17th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Testing

  490. pooman@aroidsballs.com October 17th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Aroid must have forgotten to shoot up today.

    pooman

  491. Enough Bold October 17th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    jim kaat was my favorite

  492. Doreen October 17th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    GB7 -

    Is there any other kind of pun, but a bad one? :) I like ‘em myself.

    MG -

    Maybe so, but there’s gotta be a better way to root for a long series and not make it sound like you are actively pushing for one team over another. When I hear them finally give credit to the Yankees, real credit, as something is happening rather than in the day after wrap up where the story’s been complete and they have no choice, I will agree that they’re only rooting for the ratings.

    Last night, the most glaring example of a bias was late in the game they mentioned that the Angels have come back from 3 runs behind (some big) number of times. They never mentioned the context (from 6th inning on? 5th? 8th?), nor did the mention that they Yankees, when ahead by 3 or more from the 7th inning on are (some huge number – some really small number). If they want to give information, they’re failing.

  493. Benny Blanco October 17th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    That was not a strike…

  494. Angel - A tale told by idiots - full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. October 17th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    I know you are, Valerie G. Hence, my rhetorical question to your question.

  495. MG October 17th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    If Tim McCarver was biased against every team he used to announce games for there wouldn’t be many left. His departure from the Giants was much more of an issue than when he left the Yankees.

  496. JF October 17th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    maybe SJ is robbie cano from his iPhone in the dugout?

  497. michelle b. - BRING ON THE ANGELS!! October 17th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    i always thought sj44 was john sterling cuz his favorite player was reggie jackson and he wore 44

  498. Boston Dave October 17th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    “boston dave-

    the two seamer is really a great pitch.

    he just has to keep it from coming back into the middle of the plate.

    on the corners it’s nasty.”

    —————

    randy l,

    we’re seeing how nasty it can be so far. it has neutralized the Angels’ lefties.

  499. eric October 17th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Saunders looks pretty good so far.

  500. m October 17th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    But Pete wouldn’t leave the bold tag open for this long….

  501. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 17th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    “Laura, in all honesty, I think you are looking for bias where none exists. ”

    MG, I’m not looking for anything. I’m telling you what I’m hearing. Now, if you are saying that I’ve got some kind of psychotic makeup that twists the words I hear into something biased, that is entirely possible. Of course, I wouldn’t know because of that same psychosis. LOL!

  502. Angel - A tale told by idiots - full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. October 17th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    If i was the only person hearing that in Buck/McCarver’s commentary then I might agree that it might just be my perception that is off. But when several people independent of me have noticed the same thing, well then perhaps its not just my perception.

  503. JZ October 17th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    no yanks is hitting, damn.
    they are not going to win alcs by playing small balls.

    come on

  504. pat October 17th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    They need to step out and break up Saunders rhythm now and again

  505. Enough Bold October 17th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    off topic..i loved the mike and the mad dog reunion..those guys were great together..

  506. Benny Blanco October 17th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    NINJA CANO…dont ya know.

  507. Jed Pain October 17th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Man, this strike zone is weird.

  508. MG October 17th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Doreen, the announcers have a producer talking in their ears all the time. It’s all about ratings for Fox, they don’t want the casual viewer in Iowa shutting off the game and switching to news so they bring up the Angels ability to come from behind. That’s all it is, these broadcasts have no integrity any more.

  509. Vader October 17th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    The lore of SJ44…

  510. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 17th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Cano’s walk up song should be the Bonnie and Clyde theme.

  511. JF October 17th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    cano homerun on 0-2 count?

  512. Enough Bold October 17th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    who cares if the announcers are bias let’s win the game

  513. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 17th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Robbie “COBRA” Cano is another one who needs to get it going.

  514. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Come on, this whole SJ44 ‘mystery’ is getting old.

    He has already told us who he actually is and even posted a picture from the meeting he took with the Pirates to negotiate his nephew’s contract:

    http://tinyurl.com/ylhh7pw

  515. Trevor October 17th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Woooo HOOOOO!

  516. Carl October 17th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Cano!!!!

  517. terpbomber October 17th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    First blood.

  518. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 17th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    I love it when Robbie listens to what I type.

  519. Rob in Vt. October 17th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    WTG Robbie!

  520. RalphieD (OPPC) October 17th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    attaboy cano!

  521. The Ghost of Billy Mays October 17th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Dontcha…..

  522. JeffL October 17th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Chad/Sam/Josh: Whoever is updating forgot to throw up the end tag on your bolding…the whole page is bold right now, lol.

  523. JMere October 17th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    NINJA CANO, NINJA CANO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  524. pat October 17th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Dontcha know!

  525. Doreen October 17th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Robi Cano dontcha know!

  526. michelle b. - BRING ON THE ANGELS!! October 17th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    ROBBIE CANO DONTCHA KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  527. NYY626 October 17th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Cano!!! Robbie needs to wear that head covering thing all season.

  528. MG October 17th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    who’s going to give Cano some credit for busting it there and standing on 3rd?

  529. Boston Dave October 17th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    outstanding hit… Cano kept the hands back and roped that one…

  530. The Ghost of Billy Mays October 17th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    KNOW!!!

  531. Bronx Bombers Girl October 17th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Cano…..Siwsh scores!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  532. Abdababdaserser October 17th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Sweet hitting there Robbie! And with a man in scoring position… of course only because of him hitting a triple. lol

  533. JZ October 17th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Robinson Cano, don’t you know.

    LOL

  534. Boston Dave October 17th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    IBB Melky to get to Molina??

  535. GreenBeret7 October 17th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    What a beautiful swing. That’s the kind of power that Robinson Cano has.

  536. JZ October 17th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    now get this run in, Melky

  537. Angel - A tale told by idiots - full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. October 17th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Look at that! Robbie can hit with runners on. Perhaps the ski mask is his protection against the not hitting with RISP kryptonite.

  538. m October 17th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Dontcha know, it’s BOLD Cano!

  539. Boston Dave October 17th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Saunders at 35 pitches despite cruising through the 1st

  540. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 17th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Cano connecting…

    Saunders, slipping Seraphim…

    Scioscia’s chagrin…

  541. JasonR October 17th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Ninja Cano, doncha know

  542. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 17th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Very funny, Nick! I didn’t know that Samuel Jackson was a Yankees fan.

  543. Enough Bold October 17th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    great hit by cano..hate the ski mask though

  544. terpbomber October 17th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Another whiff at ball four.

  545. Carl October 17th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Come on Melky…

  546. iiicollies October 17th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Hey, MG, I’m no casual viewer and I’m in Iowa

  547. MG October 17th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    OK, I’ll say it-Cano busted his butt on the bases, I was really surprised to see him standing on 3rd on that.

  548. JF October 17th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    great walk by swish!!! shut down inning time!

  549. Angel - A tale told by idiots - full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. October 17th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    I hadn’t thought of it like that, MG. I guess that would explain why it sounds like it does. Its kinda irritating nevertheless.

  550. Vader October 17th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Nick…and he has said that he loved those Big Kahuna burgers.

  551. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    That actually works in our favor, because now Molina will lead off the bottom of the third and they won’t even see it coming.

  552. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 17th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    If Cano keeps hitting, he needs to bring that ski mask to Anaheim.

  553. Bob October 17th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Saunders is almost a quarter (actually, 22.2%) of the way to a One-Hitter !

  554. Benny Blanco October 17th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    We have to get to the bullpen.

  555. eric October 17th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    c’mon aj, lets shut em down and get back out there.

  556. YankeeRay October 17th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    McCarvers an idiot that curve didnt hang Robbie went down and reached for it and powered it to the wall. Wet grass helped but it wasnt a hanger.
    1-0 good guys

  557. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 17th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    “OK, I’ll say it-Cano busted his butt on the bases, I was really surprised to see him standing on 3rd on that.”

    So was I. Great hustle there by the Yankee Ninja Assassin.

  558. randy l. October 17th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    for those who McCarver annoys, he’s just really old (and old fashioned ).

    he actually played in the major leagues at age 17 in 1959 (two years after don larsen’s perfect game).

    i’m old and when i was playing high school baseball in 1967 he’d already played 9 years in the majors.

    he’s just not with it.

    it doesn’t bother me.

    i can translate what he means.

    but it wouldn’t hurt for his network to go younger and have him in a different role.

  559. MG October 17th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Angel, I know, but compared to watching out of town feeds from Tampa with Dewayne Staats and Kevin Kennedy or Physioc and ‘Hud’ when they play in Anaheim it’s actually better. Or watch a Yankees-Sox game sometime with the NESN guys, that’s pretty annoying as well.

  560. Benny Blanco October 17th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Come on burnett, keep throwing first pitch strikes..

  561. Angel - A tale told by idiots - full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. October 17th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    <—- Found:- One bold tag. Looking for owner, Sam. Reward offered for its safe return.

  562. Enough Bold October 17th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Dewayne Stats another former yankee announcer…

  563. Abdababdaserser October 17th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Maybe Cano’s balaclava is acting like blinders. lol.

  564. Doreen October 17th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    MG -

    I get that – they want Peoria to have hope that the losing team can come back and win, so don’t switch that dial! I do get that.

    But somehow when the Yankees are involved it’s qualitatively different.

    It is absolutely unfair (for lack of a better word) that Yankees fans are never allowed to feel good about their team without being on the defensive. There’s always an “angle” whereby the Yankees are the “bad guy.” it’s tiresome. And, they can get away with it because we’re not going to not watch the Yankees in a playoff game no matter what comes out of their mouths, and they no we’ve no alternative (save for listening on the radio with some kind of delay – but they still get their ratings, because even if you turn down the sound, you’re watching.) So we, in the largest media market actually help to support the very stuff we’re complaining about.

    Now Molina has to lead off; I was hoping Melky would get on, because I had a good feeling that Molina would come through there.

  565. Enough Bold October 17th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Stats was yank announcer during Jim Abbotts no hitter

  566. JF October 17th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    did joe buck just say something good about a yankees player? he must of heard everyone complaining about him…

  567. GreenBeret7 October 17th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Cano has pretty good speed…but, he’s not going to be a base stealer. He can move around the bases, though. Going from 1st to 3rd and on triples, you can see it. He also cuts the corners very well.

  568. S.A.--Serenity Now October 17th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    No longer BOLD. Yay!

  569. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 17th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Someone post on Pete’s blog that Sam left the bold tag on.

    He only has 9 comments tonight, he’ll see it.

    They are in the same press box aren’t they?

  570. MG October 17th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    the Angels are in trouble tonight with the way AJ is throwing…

  571. Jim the VT Yankeefan October 17th, 2009 at 8:38 pm
  572. Benny Blanco October 17th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    AJ chant will begin in the 7th inning.

  573. Abdababdaserser October 17th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Get the Crypt Keeper out.

  574. Abdababdaserser October 17th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Yes.

  575. Vader October 17th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Tex is the man

  576. Pov October 17th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Tony Pena to Melky Crabera.

    Now Melky I know we have been over this 500 times, but again a ball in the dirt or 2 inches off your shoe tops is not a strike. The strike zone ends at your knees, not your ankles.

  577. Carl October 17th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Damn Tex is amazing

  578. pooman@aroidsballs.com October 17th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    If he makes it to the 7th

  579. Abdababdaserser October 17th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Now get Figgy Pudding out.

  580. michelle b. - BRING ON THE ANGELS!! October 17th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    good god tex is like spider man…maybe like inspector gadget, ” go go gadget arm.”!

  581. Benny Blanco October 17th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    MG
    October 17th, 2009 at 8:38 pm
    the Angels are in trouble tonight with the way AJ is throwing…
    ==================================

    I totally agree… He is focused. Complete tunnel vision.

  582. Doreen October 17th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    I saw McCarver play. He was good.

    And back when I was still a Mets fan, he was a broadcaster for them. I loved him back then. He was insightful and entertaining and knowledgeable. A breath of fresh air at the time. He has become (seemingly) either so full of himself or so on autopilot that I can’t believe it’s the same guy.

  583. MG October 17th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Doreen, I understand what you are saying but fortunately, at least for me, I could care less what anyone else says about the Yankees. I grew up in the ’50s and the Yankees were always the team everyone loved to hate (except for their fans). It’s just jealousy, we root for the greatest franchise in any sport.

  584. Boston Dave October 17th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    AJ at 40 pitches

    29 for strikes

  585. Carl October 17th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Come on AJ you cant be doing that tonight

  586. JZ October 17th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    walk a 0 for 17 batter?

  587. Doreen October 17th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    MG -

    You’re right. It’s just so wrong! :)

  588. Trevor October 17th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    “And back when I was still a Mets fan”

    Umm you used to be a Mets fan? :shock:

  589. Pov October 17th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    The Guys not hitting anything, why nibble at the corners?

  590. michelle b. - BRING ON THE ANGELS!! October 17th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    GRAMMER PATROL***************

    its I COULDNT CARE LESS!, not i could care less.

  591. Boston Dave October 17th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    odds Figgins runs here?

    90%?

  592. Valerie G. October 17th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    angel–this is getting out of hand. let’s talk about something else: tex saved jeter an error. that was nice.

  593. Boston Dave October 17th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    michelle B,

    I was so tempted to write the same thing but I held back!

  594. S.A.--Serenity Now October 17th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    come on AJ

  595. MG October 17th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    didn’t AJ pick off Ichiro in Seattle?

  596. Doreen October 17th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Trevor

    It’s a long story. But the ending is good. :)

  597. Valerie G. October 17th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Michelle-everybody has a job around here. we have a someone who supplies haikus, someone who takes guesses on lineups etc, and now we have grammar patrol. welcome to the group.

  598. JZ October 17th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    don’t be scared.
    They don’t always do something when Figgins is on the 1st

  599. michelle b. - BRING ON THE ANGELS!! October 17th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    well since you didnt dave, i’m glad i did..LOL

  600. randy l. October 17th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    get the batter !!!

  601. Boston Dave October 17th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    tell Molina to stop calling for balls!

    cmon!

  602. Trevor October 17th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    You can’t walk Figgins who’s been awful in the playoffs. That’s when you get into trouble.

  603. Pov October 17th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    2-1 the pitch he runs on

  604. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Maybe they’re trying to indicate that there’s a lower level of caring at which they might yet still arrive.

  605. MG October 17th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    AJ isn’t nibbling, this is what happens when he loses his mechanics-if he’s out of the zone he walks guys, if he starts missing in the zone he gets hit. He’s pulled a few pitches already, hopefully he straightens it out because he has great stuff tonight.

  606. JZ October 17th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Jeter’s throw……

  607. jennifer October 17th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Michelle, you forgot the apostrophe! :-)

  608. Boston Dave October 17th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    pitch out here? :)

  609. michelle b. - BRING ON THE ANGELS!! October 17th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    ****valerie***

    welcome to the group? i’ve been here for like 3 yrs! and i still COULDNT CARE LESS!

  610. Carl October 17th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Good Job. No walks next time.

  611. Rob in Vt. October 17th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    AJ with a big out there.

  612. Pov October 17th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Whew

  613. Boston Dave October 17th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    michelle B actually forgot 2 apostrophes

  614. Benny Blanco October 17th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Way to get out of that AJ..

  615. BBFan October 17th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    It worked out better.
    Now Bobby will not lead off next inning.

  616. Elie October 17th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Did mckarver just call abreu “a guy with power” ??!!?? Unbelievable.

  617. JZ October 17th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    u see, told you so.

    Don’t be scared by their running game.

  618. Yankee Trader October 17th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    McCarver says he might go on the 1st pitch, maybe the 2nd, for sure on a 2-2 count, possibly on the 3rd pitch, or the 4th,

    Well blowhard he didn’t run at all I…D…I….O….T!!!!

  619. Doreen October 17th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Good focus for AJ. Good recovery from the walk and the 2-0 count.

    And MG – Yes – I was also impressed but not surprised that Cano got to 3rd earlier in the game!

  620. randy l. October 17th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    way to get the hitter!

    now why figgins didn’t run sooner, i have no idea.

    cold weather does change things.

    maybe the angels are just feeling very slow in the cold.

    it happens.

  621. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    And by the way, how come people aren’t listing Jon Miller and Joe Morgan on ESPN radio among the broadcast options?????

    :)

  622. michelle b. - BRING ON THE ANGELS!! October 17th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    I wonder if bobby wishes he was still in our dugout?

  623. Todd October 17th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Yep, a guy with 15 hrs is a guy with power…..LOL

  624. m October 17th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Lucky thing AJ walked someone. Otherwise you guys wouldn’t have anything to complain about. He’s throwing zeroes up on the board so far. Please enjoy the game.

  625. Joe from Long Island October 17th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Doreen, I agree, when McC called Mets’ games, he was a great, new type of voice. I’m sure he was responsible for a lot of new Mets fans.

    Something happened, though. And now, he does seem to do it on autopilot. I wonder how much he really prepares. In the playoffs, there’s no excuse, you know who the teams are going to be. He’s very similar to Mike Francesa in that regard.

  626. Trevor October 17th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Yeah Molina up.

  627. Jerkface October 17th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Swisher has nearly double Abreu’s isolated power SLG – avg

  628. michelle b. - MISSED APOSTROPHE COUNT - 2 October 17th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Hip Hip JOSE!

  629. Vader October 17th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    MG
    October 17th, 2009 at 8:44 pm
    didn’t AJ pick off Ichiro in Seattle?

    Twice, I believe.

  630. Johnny D. October 17th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Thanks Abreu for doing nothing so far.

  631. iiicollies October 17th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Elie

    Abreu, over his career, averages 21 HR and 99 RBI per season

  632. Pov October 17th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Bottom of the Yanks order Yuck

  633. Carl October 17th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Molina is so bad with a bat. I don’t know why he brings one up to bat.

  634. Todd October 17th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Molina may as well not even swing………..

  635. JasonR October 17th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    OMGZ BRING IN POSADA!

  636. JZ October 17th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    a quick out
    lol

  637. michelle b. - MISSED APOSTROPHE COUNT - 2 October 17th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    i wonder if kevin long’s pitching reports said to look for a ball in the dirt and hit with your sand wedge.

  638. terpbomber October 17th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    A.J. is in a nice groove, the trade-off of losing a bat in the lineup.

  639. terpbomber October 17th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Captain October strikes again.

  640. Carl October 17th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Jeter!!!

  641. michelle b. - MISSED APOSTROPHE COUNT - 2 October 17th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    wow – jeter is a power guy too!

  642. Trevor October 17th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Wow a ball actually went out.

  643. JZ October 17th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    jeter!

  644. Todd October 17th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    THE CAPTAINNNNNNNNnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  645. Benny Blanco October 17th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    ELLLLL CAPETAIN

  646. JMere October 17th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    CAPN JETER!

  647. pat October 17th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Now Jeter is a guy with power :wink:

  648. Rob in Vt. October 17th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Captain does it again!

  649. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 17th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Only Jeter can beat the wind.

  650. Pov October 17th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Yanks Batting order for 8 and 9 is like playing the National League

  651. S.A.--Serenity Now October 17th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Jetes :lol:

  652. randy l. October 17th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    jeter is STRONG.

  653. Bosstone October 17th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Molina looked lost right there, but the Captain takes care of business!

  654. Abdababdaserser October 17th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Great sinkerball pitcher the Angels have there. Nothing but groundballs… ooops.

  655. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 17th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Abreu thought about climbing the wall… but then remembered he is afraid of walls.

  656. NYY626 October 17th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    God I love our captain.

  657. Elie October 17th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Jeet!!!

  658. Johnny D. October 17th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    THANK YOU YANKEE STADIUM!!!!!!!! GO JEET!

  659. The Ghost October 17th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Didn’t you know making Jeter miss his first post season was going to make him not take one at bat for granted when he got back?

  660. m October 17th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Hip Hop Jeter! Nearly off the end of the bat.

  661. RalphieD (OPPC) October 17th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    ahhhhh niccceeee

  662. Vader October 17th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Derek Jetah

  663. GreenBeret7 October 17th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    All of these power hitters, and, it’s Jeter. Amazing player.

  664. JasonR October 17th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    THE CAPTAIN!

  665. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    I could care less if Molina looks helpless with the bat, he’s a great defensive catcher and he warms AJ’s heart with his eye hugs.

  666. iiicollies October 17th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Second time through the lineup!!

  667. Pov October 17th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Melky and Molina the M & M boys.

  668. michelle b. - MISSED APOSTROPHE COUNT - 2 October 17th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    mccarver – is saying nice things about our CAPTAIN

  669. Benny Blanco October 17th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    MPB DAMON!!!!

  670. JMere October 17th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Send him????

  671. Pov October 17th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Whoa Damon is on fire. Come on Tex and ARod

  672. Vader October 17th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Second time through the order…watch out

  673. Trevor October 17th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Damon should run. Be aggressive.

  674. Todd October 17th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    I am not impressed with this pitcher

  675. Bosstone October 17th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    I got a feeling it’s going to be a short night for Saunders

  676. NYY626 October 17th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Jeter hit the first HR in both playoff series

  677. Yanks_Fan October 17th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Jeter! Huge homer!

    Damon keeps them coming!

  678. MG October 17th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Juan Rivera is one bad outfielder, he went after Damon’s hit by way of Secaucus.

  679. Yankee Trader October 17th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Just tuned in Michael Kay even though there’s a slight delay.

    Molina looks like a pitcher hitting.

    Damon back on track. Would like to see him run.

  680. Trevor October 17th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    What was Teixeira stats against the Angels this year? He hasn’t done much against them.

  681. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 17th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    “Juan Rivera is one bad outfielder, he went after Damon’s hit by way of Secaucus.”

    What about Matsui’s double yesterday? I thought he was going to lie down and take a nap the way he was rolling around on the ground.

  682. MG October 17th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    why would you run Damon here with Arod up? It makes no sense.

  683. michelle b. - MISSED APOSTROPHE COUNT - 2 October 17th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    nick: very clever!

  684. Valerie G. October 17th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    michelle b–ok. my bad. any grammatical errors in this message?

  685. terpbomber October 17th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    If only Tex can do some real damage in this series. It’s just two games, so maybe he’ll show up in Anaheim. I’d rather see him do something tonight.

  686. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 17th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Alex is putting good swings on the ball; his aim is just off.

  687. RalphieD (OPPC) October 17th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    good swing by arod there…another scoreless inning AJ!

  688. randy l. October 17th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    really nice swing for alex.

  689. JMere October 17th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Interesting: LoHud Comments 686, NYDailyNews Blog by Feinsand and McCarron 30…hmmmmm

  690. eric October 17th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    we’re starting to square up Saunders now

  691. Pov October 17th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    I hope we have a real CF next year. Melky just can’t seem to lay off those balls in the dirt or up in the zone, they know it and that’s what he gets because they know he will swing at them.

  692. MG October 17th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    I think the Angels corner outfield defense is just as bad as the Yankees, they just have Tori Hunter in center field.

  693. GreenBeret7 October 17th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Randy, Jeter is built a lot like the younger Aaron and Banks. Strong wrists and hands. Only real difference is the approach to hitting and Jeter is taller. I feel like he could have hit 30-35 homers a year, but, sacrificed the power for getting on base. I do wish that over the years, he would have taken a shot at the cheap seats once a game, though.

  694. YankeeRay October 17th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    How come McCarvers not commenting on Napoli closing his eyes on every pitch.

    Anyone have an internet site were game is on audio?

  695. Carl October 17th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Tex is showing off

  696. YankeesLuv October 17th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Even Arod’s outs are decent, just a bit off.

    I was hoping for a Tex message, hoping he breaks out soon. :)

  697. terpbomber October 17th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Helluva play. On both parts.

  698. NYY626 October 17th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Tex is mighty fun to watch

  699. Bobcat October 17th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Tex is no Giambi

  700. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 17th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    I think Tex has super glue on his cleats.

  701. Benny Blanco October 17th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    whose bright idea was it to sign markk texeria…he cant field to save his life??

  702. Vader October 17th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    LoHud…is the IBM of blogs

  703. RalphieD (OPPC) October 17th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    its just not fair what tex can do around that bag

  704. Abdababdaserser October 17th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Man the plays that Teixeira makes are incredible. Even with the Elmer Fudd hat on.

  705. Joe from Long Island October 17th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Tex may not be hitting, but his D is saving hits and runs. Where would the Yanks be without him this season?

  706. michelle b. - MISSED APOSTROPHE COUNT - 2 October 17th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    TEX is GOD!

  707. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    michelle b: thank you!

    Does Tex do yoga?

  708. S.A.--Serenity Now October 17th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Thank goodness for Tex

  709. Valerie G. October 17th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    benny blanco–was that a joke?

  710. Abdababdaserser October 17th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Bobcat October 17th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Tex is no Giambi

    _______________

    Yeah, what a bum. lol

  711. Jimmy October 17th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Anyone else notice the Yanks can’t hit Teixeira in the chest to save their lives? The ball is getting further and further away from first.

  712. S.A.--Serenity Now October 17th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    ouch Jose

  713. Matt October 17th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    What is Tex wearing? Its the same hat with ear flaps as last night is it?

  714. GreenBeret7 October 17th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Teixeira is the closest to Mattingly at first that I’ve seen since 1995. Quietly sensational defensive player.

  715. Vrsce October 17th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    YankeeRay

    You can listen on ESPN radio, Joe Morgan or John and Suzy at XM176

  716. Yankee Trader October 17th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Tex is a human highlight, defensive plays of the game all by himself.

  717. JMere October 17th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Wait Cervelli is still on the roster right??? What a play by Molina…Posada never makes that in 100 years…

  718. Carl October 17th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Vlad turned on the Jets wow

    Barely got em

  719. RalphieD (OPPC) October 17th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    this is quite insane

  720. Trevor October 17th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Sterling is going crazy about these plays. lol

  721. NYY626 October 17th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Sick play by Hosey

  722. Benny Blanco October 17th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    The VLADDY ZONE!

  723. eric October 17th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    wow- that was some wild swing by vlad

  724. randy l. October 17th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    that was a two- fer for molina .

    he got it off the knee and mask.

  725. teddy October 17th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    great job tex

  726. Yankee Trader October 17th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Actually that ball hit Guerrero while running!

  727. m October 17th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Snake bit Angels…

  728. Pov October 17th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Swing bunts, Abreau looks like the only guy hitting the ball hard and they are outs

  729. Joe from Long Island October 17th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    And Tex does it again!

    Great play by a dinged up Molina. And great by Tex.

    The Yanks are playing well. The Angels must be feeling snake-bit.

  730. Matt October 17th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    I need to support Tex.. Is he wearing the hat with flaps or something different. it looks like something differrent then yesterday

  731. Jhutch October 17th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    If it hit Guerrero out of the box, I think he would have been called out anyway?

  732. Abdababdaserser October 17th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Angels are going to be getting desperate and start to really press.

    Of course McCarver would think that Vlad was safe, even though he was hovering over the bag when Teixeira had the ball in his glove. What a tool.

  733. Carl October 17th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    AJ :(

  734. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Why is AJ getting wilder as the game goes on?

  735. Pov October 17th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Wow he really does yank that ball at times.

  736. Valerie G. October 17th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    jimmy-i noticed that. pretty soon they’ll expect him to leap into the dugout lol.

  737. JasonR October 17th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    “Randy, Jeter is built a lot like the younger Aaron and Banks. Strong wrists and hands. Only real difference is the approach to hitting and Jeter is taller. I feel like he could have hit 30-35 homers a year, but, sacrificed the power for getting on base. I do wish that over the years, he would have taken a shot at the cheap seats once a game, though.”

    This is true. In Olney’s book, there’s a blurb about how Tim Raines thought if Jeter was more patient and looked for chances to hit home runs he would have been a 30-40 home run hitter.

  738. Vader October 17th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    GreenBeret7
    October 17th, 2009 at 9:02 pm
    Teixeira is the closest to Mattingly at first that I’ve seen since 1995. Quietly sensational defensive player.

    I agree 100%

  739. Abdababdaserser October 17th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Matt, same hat as yesterday, just pulled down the ear flaps a little more.

  740. MG October 17th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Teix is a streaky hitter, he will break out at some point in the post season. Meanwhile, he’s won a game with a walk off HR and made so many great plays at 1st it’s amazing.

  741. Vrsce October 17th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Too many breaking balls.

  742. Valerie G. October 17th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    matt–it looks the same to me. is it different?

  743. randy l. October 17th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    “What a play by Molina…Posada never makes that in 100 years…”

    that play happens about once in a hundred years.

  744. Jhutch October 17th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Where can we buy those Ear Flap hats? They’re awesome.

  745. Matt October 17th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Thanks Abdababdaserser!!! I ordered one earlier and didnt want it to be a different one!!
    Thanks

  746. Abdababdaserser October 17th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    AJ getting a little amped up from the crowd.

  747. Frustrated K October 17th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    You can see Molina laughing. Love it.

    AJ is letting it rip tonight.

  748. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Effectively wild, that is. ;)

  749. Doreen October 17th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Nice! Nice inning.

    How does Tex get those splits????? Amazing first baseman. Just amazing.

  750. Benny Blanco October 17th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    AJ is locked in..

  751. pat October 17th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    “pretty soon they’ll expect him to leap into the dugout”

    You’ll never know the limits of Tex’s range unless you test it every now and again. :wink:

  752. JasonR October 17th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    When do the “AJ! AJ! AJ!” chants start?

  753. YankeesJTJ October 17th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Man….Molina is taking a beating….bet he almost wishes Jorge was catching after that last inning.

  754. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 17th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Derek Jeter’s swing…

    Defense, Burnett bringin’ it…

    Yankee ghosts whistling…

  755. Valerie G. October 17th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    the yankees defense is amazing today.

  756. Trevor October 17th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Not trying to jinx but they’ve claimed it was going to be heavy rain game time, and I haven’t seen any all day in NY.

  757. Matt October 17th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    JHutch

    http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0027.....nkCode=asn

    One left.. Seriously. But it now!! No other site has it from what i found.. Someone on this blog showed me the link last night.. when i checked late today, it said 5 left.. Now 1.. I ordered mine!

  758. michelle b. - MISSED APOSTROPHE COUNT - 2 October 17th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    GEORGIA TECH just UPSET VIRGINIA TECH. I love it!

  759. Abdababdaserser October 17th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    My pleasure Matt. Yesterday he was keeping the flaps about mid-ear, tonight they are pulled down over the whole ear. Must be cold out there.

  760. Pov October 17th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    I think the congo line Starter to Reliever stratgey is alive and well and in pretty good shape so far. LA now in their middle and bottom of their order. If he gets them down in order it’s the 7th inning.

  761. YankeeRay October 17th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Thx Vrsce

    Tex is not hitting because this is the April part of the post season. The May thru July portion is coming soon and then Aug and Sept in the WS.

  762. MG October 17th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    “What a play by Molina…Posada never makes that in 100 years…”
    ————————————–
    it’s comment like this that reduce the IQ level on this blog by 20 points each time it’s repeated.

  763. The Ghost October 17th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    The one thing I miss about Pete Abe was that he was always on the ball with providing new threads when the comments started slowing down the refresh rate. Is it just my computer or is the page really slow?

  764. Jimmy October 17th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Val – good one, even Tex can’t stretch that far. They need to settle down in the field. This goes back to last night.

  765. Abdababdaserser October 17th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    The Yankees have had some clunker games defensively, but those have been the exception rather than the rule. This year they have been very good.

  766. Matt October 17th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Yeah. Seems bitter!!! Me and my dad are going to game 6,if there is one. Not going to lie, hope they win it game 6. Im at school and would be great to be with my dad and watch them win it. For the past few years,when they are in the playoffs and we go to a game, i buy something for each of us. This year i got the hats. Ordered 2 of them a few hours ago!! One year i got track jackets another year i got the Jacket with all the patches. It was when it first came out! People loved them! we got so many compliments!

  767. Valerie G. October 17th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    ok guys, this line of conversation about tex’s hat must end. there are much more important things at hand.

  768. ipo October 17th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    How was the Angels’ bullpen yesterday, by the way?

  769. Matt October 17th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Ok Valerie, Sorry!…. Girardi must be happiest guy seeing him team doing great in the playoffs so far.. And the defense.. just WOW

  770. JMere October 17th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Ok Posada doesn’t move quickly enough to get to the ball and make the scoop and make the sidearm throw in time…Molina actually could do that as he is the better of the two in the field. Obviously Posada is still my home boy…and clearly I am looking forward to him hitting a pinch hit HR later…

  771. Valerie G. October 17th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    matt-i’m just kidding. you can continue talking about hats if you like. :-) But the yanks defense is amazing tonight.

  772. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 17th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Michelle that “could/couldn’t care less” thing has always baffled me too, lol.

  773. RalphieD (OPPC) October 17th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    cano has hit the ball exceedingly well this series with only the triple to show for it…

  774. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 17th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Those Elmer Fudd Yankee hats are keeping the Angel wabbits off the bases.

  775. Matt October 17th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    hahahahah thanks valerie.. Each game the defense does something huge. Tex has this game with his defense…unless someone else does something.

  776. GreenBeret7 October 17th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    And another bullet for Cano that gets nothing.

  777. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 17th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Congratulations Valerie, you found your job on here.

    The No Talking About Hats patrol.

  778. Valerie G. October 17th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    matt–tex has been great today. jeter has been good too, though.

  779. Doreen October 17th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    michelle & Angel -

    I gave up trying to correct that particular phrase a long time ago. People mis-state it all the time. And since one really knows what they mean, and all the correction does is get people a little defensive, it’s not worth trying to fix, for me anyway. (That and the “we” thing when referencing the Yankees in certain circumstances are my pet peeves here, but not important enough to get up in arms about. :) )

  780. YankeeRay October 17th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Valerie G.
    October 17th, 2009 at 9:17 pm
    matt–tex has been great today. jeter has been good too, though.

    ——

    Texingly

  781. Boston Dave October 17th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    missed location by AJ

  782. GreenBeret7 October 17th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    I’ll make a rare prediction and say that once again, in Rodriguez’ 3rd at bat will result in Yankee runs. Four third at bat hits so far in the PS.

  783. Valerie G. October 17th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    angel–haha. what’s the job pay? :-)

  784. Benny Blanco October 17th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Aj will be fine.

  785. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Looks dry in Poughkeepsie, why didn’t they just play in the auxiliary stadium up there????

  786. Matt October 17th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Ray- That is very true. But Jeter is ALWAYS Good!! and so is Tex.. AHH The whole team is GREAT!!!

  787. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 17th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Both of those are peeves of mine too, Doreen. I agree with you though, there isn’t much point in correcting people on it. Mostly pretty harmless. Live and let live – but I’m always going to throw a word of support for someone who does get provoked enough to say something, lol.

  788. Matt October 17th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    and Valerie– Jeter too has been very good!

  789. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 17th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Yes, it pays in complimentary yankee hats.

  790. Boston Dave October 17th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    just think…

    the Angels could have had Roy Halladay for Saunders, Aybar, and Brandon Wood…

    but the Angels didn’t want to give up Aybar.

  791. Doreen October 17th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Okay. Stop it right there, AJ.

  792. randy l. October 17th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    gb 7-

    i agree. jeter is a lot stronger than people think.

    power wise , he may surprise people from age 36-40.

    strength doesn’t go away for players like him that stay in shape.

    he may decide to use it more.

    for that home run swing, he had had the classic L with his back leg against the straight front leg.

    if he did that more, he’d hit 30 easy.

    but the advantage he has with a pitcher is that he knows when he’s going to use this swing.

    just another part of his game.

  793. MG October 17th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    AJ seems to have lost a little on his fastball in the last inning, I wonder if he’s struggling with mechanics.

  794. Valerie G. October 17th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    matt–you’re putting the fan back in fanatic lol

  795. Mark-Cant Touch This October 17th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    A.J velocity is going down, come on give us 6 A.J

  796. michelle b. - MISSED APOSTROPHE COUNT - 2 October 17th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    eric aybar – looks like a crack addict!

  797. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 17th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Come on, AJ. Bear down.

  798. Valerie G. October 17th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    matt–that last comment was meant for your post to ray…

  799. Trevor October 17th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Time to score off Saunders. He’s not that good Yankees. And Burnett needs to limit the damage here.

  800. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    “eric aybar – looks like a crack addict!”

    I should point out that michelle b. lives in Oakland, California and is both qualified and licensed to make such an observation.

  801. Yankee Trader October 17th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Trying to throw off his timing and rhythm.

  802. michelle b. - MISSED APOSTROPHE COUNT - 2 October 17th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    hahaha, thank you nick for helping to qualify my comments!

  803. MG October 17th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    time to get someone up in the bullpen, there is a much shorter leash in the playoffs.

  804. Rob in Vt. October 17th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    DP here please.

  805. Mark-Cant Touch This October 17th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Figgins didn’t even try to move, huge batter come om A.J

  806. GreenBeret7 October 17th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Randy, I’d think that change will come as he loses a little footspeed, when stolen bases start to drop. Either way, he’s been a Hell of a player for 15 years, now. HOF votes? First time around, about 97% of the votes.

  807. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 17th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Angel alert… Angel alert…

    get the shower ready.

  808. robert October 17th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    yanks offense is dead and it’s only a matter of time before the angels catch fire. this inning has that “burnett melts down feel”

  809. Yankee Trader October 17th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Pitch selection could have been better for Figgins. No need for the curve there.

  810. randy l. October 17th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    abreau up.

    this is where aj has to mature as a pitcher.

    has to slow the game down and minimize damage.

  811. Matt October 17th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    One was for ray and one for you lol…. COME ON AJ!!

  812. Valerie G. October 17th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    hurry!! we need a haiku!

  813. Trevor October 17th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    He really loses it quick. Just get a DP and get out of the inning. CC good at that.

  814. terpbomber October 17th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    A.J. is making things a little too uncomfortable.

  815. Pov October 17th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Feels like it’s slipping away, control is not near as sharp

  816. Boston Dave October 17th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    meltdown city…

    somebody remind AJ that Molina is catching him

  817. JasonR October 17th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Oof, not a good time for the return of the bad AJ.

  818. terpbomber October 17th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Use the Force, A.J.!

  819. igotid88 October 17th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Don’t fall apart now AJ.

  820. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 17th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    will the runners be going?

  821. S.A.--Serenity Now October 17th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    come on AJ you can do this

  822. M October 17th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Does Joe wait until we are trailing to do something here?

    Gut check time for AJ…

  823. Valerie G. October 17th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    haha i know that! aj has to get out of this.

  824. Aura October 17th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    A month ago Girardi would have been crazy not to have someone up in the pen to stave off a Burnett implosion. Why is no one up now. Aceves should be ready to come in to face Hunter.

  825. randy l. October 17th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    thank you abreau.

    burnett made another bad pitch.

    has to get his composure.

  826. Boston Dave October 17th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    throw the 2 seamer!

  827. Valerie G. October 17th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    what’s with the spelling of abreu on this blog?

  828. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 17th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    strike em out throw em out DP would be sweet!

  829. Aura October 17th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    This is becoming one of those series changing at bats.

  830. Pov October 17th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    AJ is doing the right thing forgettming aboiut the runners and focus on Abreau

  831. randy l. October 17th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    this is how aj burnett learns.

    he’s a rookie in these kind of situations.

  832. gianna24 October 17th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    I am so nervous!!!!

  833. Trevor October 17th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    “this is where aj has to mature as a pitcher.

    has to slow the game down and minimize damage”

    If he hasn’t learned that at the age of 32 I find it heard to believe he will ever.

  834. Angel - A tale told by idiots - full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. October 17th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Yes, I’m getting ready to have one at a minutes notice, DT. I was having a WWED shower crisis of confidence for a minute there.

  835. S.A.--Serenity Now October 17th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    please no AJ meltdown

    please no AJ meltdown

    please no AJ meltdown

    please no AJ meltdown

    please no AJ meltdown

  836. Terry from NH October 17th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    guy plays 3 years in NY and still can’t spell his name..lol

  837. YankeeRay October 17th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Line drive dp here would be nice

  838. terpbomber October 17th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    No run there, so there’s still a way to get out of this…

  839. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    I could care less how people spell Abooboo’s name on this blog, he is OUT!!!

  840. NYY626 October 17th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Nice Damon, but this inning is making me nauseous.

  841. MG October 17th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    nice job by AJ there, he threw strikes when he needed it.

  842. Valerie G. October 17th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    that was too close. but 2 outs!!!

  843. Rob in Vt. October 17th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Wow, that really carried.

  844. JasonR October 17th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    I take back anything bad I ever said about Johnny Damon.

  845. Bobby "Bye Bye" Abreu October 17th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Girardi should bring in Marte now.

  846. randy l. October 17th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    boston dave-

    you got it. two seamer got him out.

    gutty pitching for aj.

  847. Angel - A tale told by idiots - full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. October 17th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    A Johnny Damon intervention!

  848. Pov October 17th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Hugh Out

  849. Boston Dave October 17th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    80th pitch for AJ there

  850. Bronx Jeers October 17th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Johnny made that catch look as hard as it probably is.

  851. GreenBeret7 October 17th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Nice play by Damon. That was a good pitch and Abreu hit it well the opposite way.

  852. Yankee Trader October 17th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Was that ball caught in fair or foul territory?

  853. M October 17th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    bALL 1 is becoming the norm all of a sudden

  854. Valerie G. October 17th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    don’t get to vlad.

  855. rconn23 October 17th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    A.J. is really tempting fate here.

  856. Angel - A tale told by idiots - full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. October 17th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Going to have a shower now…so he gets the 3rd out. I think Erica might do the same – especially after the divine sign of the Johnny Damon intervention.

  857. michelle b. - MISSED APOSTROPHE COUNT - 2 October 17th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    the difference between caring and caring less is so minimal at this point, that i could care more, but i wont.

  858. terpbomber October 17th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    A.J. needs to dig deep down and give it his all right now.

  859. JMere October 17th, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    GET LOUD YANKEE STADIUM

  860. Pov October 17th, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Hunter can’t hit the Curve

  861. MG October 17th, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    AJ has a chance right here to become a big game pitcher…

  862. randy l. October 17th, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    molina better be ready to drop down to block a pitch in the dirt.

    aj is tight and might hold on too long .

    but he’s hanging in there.

  863. JasonR October 17th, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Come on AJ

  864. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 17th, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    “Yes, I’m getting ready to have one at a minutes notice, DT. I was having a WWED shower crisis of confidence for a minute there.”

    tough job Angel. Erica is a shower tease, I think she usually waits until 6th or 7th inning.

  865. Valerie G. October 17th, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Let me preface this with: I am not a traitor… but does anybody else like torii hunter?

  866. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Message: I care (less).

  867. JasonR October 17th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    “Let me preface this with: I am not a traitor… but does anybody else like torii hunter?Let me preface this with: I am not a traitor… but does anybody else like torii hunter?”

    Not a good time to ask that question.

  868. Pov October 17th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    K or base hit

  869. Yankee44 October 17th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Getting squeezed…

  870. gianna24 October 17th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    WOW, a 19 min. inning so far!! What is wrong with A.J. why does he go through this everytime?

  871. MG October 17th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    on a lighter note, don’t you think Arte Moreno can afford a better toupee than the racoon on his head?

  872. S.A.--Serenity Now October 17th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Wow, I just had a mini-heart attack

  873. rconn23 October 17th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Typical unraveling.

  874. Valerie G. October 17th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    You can’t score on a walk!

  875. michelle b. - MISSED APOSTROPHE COUNT - 2 October 17th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    ughhh i agreed to go to a dinner party tonight last week, without thinking of possible playoff games being played. And the people who are throwing the dinner party couldnt care more about baseball.

  876. Trevor October 17th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Burnett is pretty darn close to 90 pitches now. Pray we can get another inning out of him.

  877. M October 17th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    What a terrible 3-2 pitch by AJ.

  878. Carl October 17th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Come on AJ!

  879. Terry from NH October 17th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    AJ’s got ADD

  880. Valerie G. October 17th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    jasonR–right.

  881. GreenBeret7 October 17th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Love that rule. “One from the mound…two from the field.” Big break.

  882. The Ghost of Billy Mays October 17th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    AJ ENOUGH OF THE OLIVER PEREZ ACT!!

  883. 100 pitches of fun... October 17th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Get Joba up…

  884. M October 17th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    bALL 1 again

    is anyone up or will Joe wait too long?

  885. Aura October 17th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Why is AJ still in this game. How many times have we seen this from him. You can’t work on AJ’s confidence in the playoffs Joe. Get someone up before this gets out of hand.

  886. JasonR October 17th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Come on AJ~~!~!

  887. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    K Vlad and get a standing O! Come on AJ!!!

  888. randy l. October 17th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    molina has got to stop using the glove so much and think down sooner with his body.

    that was a tough pitch in the dirt , but he wasn’t text book going down on it.

  889. MG October 17th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    at least we know he can’t walk Guerrero, no one can…

  890. M October 17th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Robertson for Morales in a potential big spot? Wow!

  891. RS October 17th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Burnett might be the only pitcher in the majors who overthrows his breaking ball.

  892. gianna24 October 17th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Robertson up

  893. terpbomber October 17th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    OH, NO!!!

  894. Pov October 17th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Joe I guess going with his gut here, he must believe AJ can get him out

  895. JMere October 17th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    AURA: You have to let him try to end the inning here…

  896. Bronx Jeers October 17th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    “Burnett is pretty darn close to 90 pitches now. Pray we can get another inning out of him.”

    ???

    Do you really want to see another inning of this?

  897. M October 17th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    AJ is a jerk..that is horrible

  898. Boston Dave October 17th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    it may be time to pull AJ

  899. Yankee44 October 17th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    It’s looking like A.J. is about to implode :(

  900. The Ghost October 17th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Just the fact that AJ turned to fake to 2nd on that Hunter pitch tells me he had nothing left. Joe should know that from years of catching that a pitcher who trusts his stuff could care less about the runners.

  901. S.A.--Serenity Now October 17th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    :evil:

  902. Valerie G. October 17th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    NO!!! Are you kidding?

  903. Pov October 17th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    We have seen this before

  904. terpbomber October 17th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Well, what’s the worst that can happen, A.J. getting another no-decision win?

  905. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    It shouldn’t :shock: me but it still does.

  906. gianna24 October 17th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    I’m sorry but A.J. is a total headcase!!

  907. JMere October 17th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Why on earth would you call for that freaking pitch in that situation. g-d dammit Joe

  908. igotid88 October 17th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    crap

  909. GreenBeret7 October 17th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Valerie G.
    October 17th, 2009 at 9:37 pm
    You can’t score on a walk!

    ————————————————————

    Yes you can, as long as it doesn’t leave the playing field (seats or dugout).

  910. RS October 17th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Stop throwing so many breaking balls! Why not a high fastball like Mo got Vlad with yesterday??

  911. m October 17th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Bad inning, but at least they didn’t give up the lead. Let’s go, bats.

  912. Pov October 17th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Well that was all on AJ, how quick this team can catch backup

  913. Todd October 17th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Guess AJ never heard of pitching to contact

  914. JF October 17th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    why would you ever call that pitch

  915. robert October 17th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    burnett needs a baby sitter. and molina did NOTHING that Posada couldn’t have done that inning. all the yanks get is molina’s pathetic bat. good decision girardi!

  916. Frustrated K October 17th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    I think you go for one more inning out of AJ, unless this is a short half inning.

    That’s AJ, he’s a mixed bag, but it could be worse right now.

  917. 100 pitches of fun... October 17th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    What a disgrace…What a way to hand the Angels 2 runs.

  918. Doreen October 17th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    It’s so not worth not having Posada’s bat in the lineup.

  919. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 17th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Interesting decision… do you

    pinch hit for Molina this inning and pull AJ?

    pinch hit and leave AJ in w/Posada?

    let Molina bat?

  920. Trevor October 17th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    This is why you can’t trust Burnett. He’s great when he’s getting ahead like before this inning then just unravels. Very bad.
    Not what you’re looking for in a veteran pitcher. Wild pitches hit batters walks….
    I don’t trust him and unfortunately Wangs injury moved everyone up.

  921. YankeeRay October 17th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Why not throw a high fastball there

  922. randy l. October 17th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    there was no reason to call a stinking breaking ball there on the first pitch to vlad.

    i’m no genius and i could see aj was going to bury a breaking ball in the dirt at some point.

    dumb really dumb.

  923. Patrick October 17th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Sigh… that’s Burnett

    4 great innings, one terrible.

    Hopefully the Yanks can get those runs back and go to the pen for 3-4 strong innings.

  924. Joe from Long Island October 17th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    You know what, I’ll take it. After all that, and only two runs, I’ll take it. The potential was for much worse.

    Now, let’s hope that the long half-inning cools off Saunders.

  925. Yankee Trader October 17th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    I vote to go to the bullpen next inning, Burnett at 90 pitches and no longer effective. Thoughts?

  926. M October 17th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    I hope that is his last inning. Lets get Posada up this inning for Molina whom we know cant hit and also does not help much w/ balls in the dirt.

    Enough of AJ for tonight.

  927. JZ October 17th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    what was that throw from Jeter again?

    ok, if AJ goes 6 with 2 ER, I am OK with that.

    Yanks bats need to do something, now!

  928. Pel October 17th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    And Posada gets the blame for A.J’s dirtballs?

    Give me a break.

  929. Boston Dave October 17th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    “Why on earth would you call for that freaking pitch in that situation. g-d dammit Joe”

    ————

    did Joe call the pitch?

    I am guessing Molina told AJ to throw it in the dirt but not bounce it in the dirt.

    AJ bounced it…

  930. Terry from NH October 17th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    How the hell can you go from being unhittable for 4 innings and totally lose it? It just boggles my freakin mind. Total head trauma!

  931. MG October 17th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    this game is just more evidence that when AJ goes bad it has nothing to do with the catcher and everything to do with his mechanics. He started pulling pitches in the 3rd inning and the frequency just increased in the 4th and 5th. It’s something he needs to work on in spring training but there’s nothing they can do about it during the post season.

  932. OKI/DAVE October 17th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    I knew Burnett would do this…Should have just tried to jam him like that previous pitch. Who it there right mind would let Burnett throw it in the dirt with Burnett’s history? Give me a break.

  933. gianna24 October 17th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    AJ…you have just brought the Angels back from the dead!!

  934. Valerie G. October 17th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    GB7–never heard of that. really?

  935. terpbomber October 17th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Giving up free runs like that has been VERY costly in other playoff series thus far.

  936. BigSix October 17th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    That’s AJ Burnett for you.

    No one should expect anything else.

    Few hits, some walks, and a couple WPs.

    Guy’s got a million dollar arm, but too often he doesn’t know where it’s going.

    Too bad. He made this a ballgame again.

  937. eric October 17th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    its fine- we’ll win the game

  938. rconn23 October 17th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    As is painfully clear now, it doesn’t matter if Johnny Bench is cathing Burnett. He’a flake, who can’t have a clean game.

    Hope you can finagle one more inning out of him, and take him out and then put in Posada for Molina and maybe you have a shot to win the game.

  939. iiicollies October 17th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    time to build a lead again

  940. JF October 17th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    how many pitches did he throw that inning? who thinks his night is over?

  941. m October 17th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    AJ is a jerk? How the heck did you come to that conclusion, M?

  942. Mark-Cant Touch This October 17th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    could of been worst

  943. Terry from NH October 17th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    I see Aceves in this game somehow!

  944. 100 pitches of fun... October 17th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Robertson should start the 6th inning and bring in Posada. Enough of AJ’s bs.

  945. Matt October 17th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Anyone who defends that pitch is clueless.

    Guerrerro has not come close to catching up to a fastball. With 2 outs, and a 1-2 count, why in god’s name would you even THINK of throwing him a curveball?

    Pound him inside, plain and simple. He can’t catch up to it, and he will chase. Burnett has lost his curveball command, so what did you expect to happen? Thankfully it was a wild pitch and not a 2-run single since that’s about the only pitch of Burnett’s that Vlad could hit.

  946. JZ October 17th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    cool down, guys.
    You just cannot expect shut down Angels forever, they will score some runs here and there.

    Our bats!

  947. Yanks_Fan October 17th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    AJ is too freaking wild to be a #2. You could see it from his first game and nothing has changed. I will feel more confortable when he is our #3 or #4, but the guy is too wild to be considered a big time pitcher.

    That horrible 3-2 pitch, that horrible wild pitch to allow the second run to score… Freaking horrible.

  948. JMere October 17th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Pinch-Hit must occur, even if he is planning on giving AJ (who is on fumes) another inning…

  949. Boston Dave October 17th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    “It’s so not worth not having Posada’s bat in the lineup.”

    ————-

    if the Yanks could at least let the pitcher hit instead of Molina, it might be worth it :)

  950. Yankee Trader October 17th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Pinch hit for Molina gets my vote.

  951. Jeremy October 17th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Take A.J. out. The guy is at 90 pitches. Go to the pen.

  952. Enough Bold October 17th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    get posada up next…

  953. JF October 17th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    i agree with you yankee trader

  954. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    For all we know, it could be 6-2 Angels if Posada was catching.

    Or 6-2 Yankees. Really, no way to know.

  955. Boston Dave October 17th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    PINCH HIT!!!

  956. The Phranchise October 17th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Melky on. A bunt here no?

  957. Mark-Cant Touch This October 17th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Molina has to be bunting or else bring up posada

  958. Frustrated K October 17th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    I would give Melky the green light to run with Molina batting..

  959. JF October 17th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    if it was the 8th we would see gardner steal here

  960. JMere October 17th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    PINCH HIT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHY LEAVE HIM IN WITH A BASE RUNNER ON!

  961. randy l. October 17th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    when aj gets tight and runners are in scoring position, he has a tendency to bury the breaking ball in the dirt simply because he’s nervous.

    it’s not choking, but he just can’t count on that pitch right now in tight spots.

    as a catcher with runners in scoring position, i’d mix two seam and four seam fastballs and have him locate them and forget the breaking ball.

    and minimize the risk of the past ball or wild pitch.

  962. gary florida October 17th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    AJ stinks. Get him out of there and get Posada in the game.

  963. Enough Bold October 17th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    GET THE BUNT DOWN IF YOU ARE GOING TO HIT

  964. Pov October 17th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    So here we go no PH for Molina, lets see if it works out

  965. Yankee Trader October 17th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Molina needs to bunt or get hit with the pitch.

  966. 100 pitches of fun... October 17th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    AJ has hit 4 batters in the post season. A couple of wild pitches…unreal.

  967. M October 17th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Why is Molina up? It looks like AJ stays in.

  968. terpbomber October 17th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Molina is overdue for a big hit. Hard to believe it’s still only the 5th inning.

  969. The Phranchise October 17th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Jose that was terrible. This will be a wasted out.

  970. JF October 17th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    and he cant even bunt

  971. JMere October 17th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    super, Molina, super

  972. BigSix October 17th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Unbelievable that a ML player can’t get a bunt down in two tries.

  973. JasonR October 17th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    This has strikeout written all over it.

  974. Jed Pain October 17th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Wow…no Posada?

  975. 100 pitches of fun... October 17th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    I am shocked that Posada isn’t pinch hitting for the pitcher.

  976. MG October 17th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    for crying out loud, AJ’s issues have nothing to do with him being a head case. It’s his mechanics-his delivery is complicated, lots of moving parts, he gets out of sync sometimes. It happened in the Twins game as well, he just hasn’t pitched that well since early August. His last few starts in September were better but nothing close to the way he pitched from the end of May until early August when he was great.

  977. Scared of the Wall October 17th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Depending on how Pettitte does, I’d consider starting him in Game 2 of the WS, if they survive this series.

  978. RS October 17th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Obviously Girardi is going to send Burnett out in the 6th inning because Molina is still in the game.

    And when was the last time Molina got a hit? August?

  979. Pov October 17th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    2-2 start the runner

  980. Michael T October 17th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    I am so ready for the Molina Experiment to end. He is even worse than an NL pitcher batting 9th- at least they can sacrifice.

  981. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 17th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Remember last season when Molina was a doubles machine? What happened to that Molina?

  982. Trevor October 17th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Wow Molina can’t even get a bunt down. If you’re a .200 hitter have to be able to bunt. seesh

  983. Pov October 17th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    3-2 start the runner

  984. JasonR October 17th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Saunders walking Molina would be worse than AJ throwing the ball into the dirt.

  985. M October 17th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    If he hits into a DP i hope they get booed loudly

  986. Trevor October 17th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Oh goody he got a hit.

  987. Frustrated K October 17th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Yeah Jose!

  988. RS October 17th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Molina!

  989. NYY626 October 17th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Wow. Ok Jose!

  990. Scared of the Wall October 17th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Base hit Molina… but keep on hating, everyone.

  991. Jed Pain October 17th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Girardi’s a genius!

  992. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 17th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    And Molina shuts up the critics.

  993. Michael T October 17th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Ha Girardi’s a genius.

  994. Doreen October 17th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    I’m not sure I take AJ out.

    He has one horrid inning and has bounced back before. I let him go batter to batter, especially if this inning turns into something.

    Nice hit by Molina.

  995. JasonR October 17th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Saunders giving up a line drive to Molina is like giving a 550 ft. moonshot to everyone else.

  996. Bronx Jeers October 17th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Hallelujah!

  997. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 17th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Girardi must have a rabbit’s foot in his pocket.

  998. terpbomber October 17th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Whoomp, there it is! But Molina is a slow runner!

  999. 100 pitches of fun... October 17th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    WOW the pitcher gets a hit.. Amazing..

  1000. Todd October 17th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    In all honesty, I felt Molina was going to get a hit

  1001. JMere October 17th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    ok then…Jeter cannot bunt here…

  1002. Boston Dave October 17th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    considering he didnt do the job with the bunt… I’ll take the hit :)

    nice job Jose!

  1003. m October 17th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Bobby was shocked…along with everyone else. :)

  1004. Pov October 17th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Don’t say it NO bunt for Jeter

  1005. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Nobody who read my analysis of the Molina/Suanders matchup should be surprised. :)

  1006. Benny Blanco October 17th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    molina channeling his inner jorge.

  1007. MG October 17th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    nice hitting job by Molina-he’s not a good hitter but does get a hit once every 5 AB’s…

  1008. The Ghost October 17th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    It’s the Jose Molina’s of the league that get the big hits in the post season, don’t you all know that?

  1009. RalphieD (OPPC) October 17th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    good for molina!

  1010. S.A.--Serenity Now October 17th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    LOL Molina :lol:

  1011. Valerie G. October 17th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    guess pinch-hitting would have been a bad idea.

  1012. GreenBeret7 October 17th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Yanks must be tied up. The INITIAL IDIOTS are here, again. They’ll be gone shortly.

  1013. Yanks_Fan October 17th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Wow Molina singles!

  1014. JoeMama October 17th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Jeter Bunt?

  1015. 100 pitches of fun... October 17th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Jeter looks like he was squaring to bunt. I hope not…

  1016. JasonR October 17th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Come on, let’s get a big inning going.

  1017. JMere October 17th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    a lil redemption here for the third molina brotha

  1018. Mark-Cant Touch This October 17th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Jeter should bunt but with Molina running I’m not so sure

  1019. Enough Bold October 17th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Did robbie cano join the taliban?

  1020. Michael T October 17th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Now please don’t have Jetes sacrifice. This is not looking like a 3-2 game.

  1021. Joba in the pen October 17th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    AJ implodes, that’s just how he is. Unhittable, then walks and hit batters and wild pitches. Molina took 6trips to the mound, all for naught.

  1022. Boston Dave October 17th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    “And Molina shuts up the critics.”

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

    I wouldnt go that far.

    He was asked to bunt and failed. He needs to be able to bunt when called upon to do it.

    That said, I’ll take the hit.

  1023. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 17th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Jeter won’t bunt with Molina on 1st.

  1024. The Ghost October 17th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Jeter must bunt here.

  1025. No Comment October 17th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    WHERES THE PINCH RUNNER FOR MOLINA!!!

  1026. RS October 17th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Last inning was not pretty but it hardly makes Burnett a headcase or untrustworthy.

    Yeah, he walks batters and throws wild pitches. But at the end of the day he has (so far) allowed 3 ER in 11 ip in the postseason. That’s a 2.45 ERA.

    Oh, and the Angels have the second best offense in baseball and YS is an extremely friendly hitter’s park.

  1027. Pov October 17th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Ouch

  1028. pat October 17th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Yuck

  1029. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 17th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Jeter was safe.

  1030. Boston Dave October 17th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Jeter looked safe

  1031. Yanks_Fan October 17th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Fudge it!

  1032. Yankee44 October 17th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    He was safe!

  1033. GreenBeret7 October 17th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Well, that hurt. Never thought they’d turn that one.

  1034. Yankee Trader October 17th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Time for PBF to really step up.

  1035. Trevor October 17th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    I thought he should have bunted. It’s October you play small ball. Waiting for the big inning won’t do you any good.

  1036. RS October 17th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Ugh, he was safe.

  1037. OKI/DAVE October 17th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    I was gonna say the same thing. PINCH RUNNER….

  1038. JMere October 17th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    New thread…

  1039. Scared of the Wall October 17th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    The Ghost
    October 17th, 2009 at 9:48 pm
    It’s the Jose Molina’s of the league that get the big hits in the post season, don’t you all know that?
    _____________________________________________________

    Indeed, Aaron Boone is a prime example of that.

  1040. Doreen October 17th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Wow. Safe by a lot. Shucks.

    C’m JD.

  1041. Benny Blanco October 17th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Derek beat the throw :(

  1042. Joba in the pen October 17th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Bad call by the umpire

  1043. The Ghost October 17th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Girardi just made his first mistake of the playoffs. You don’t outslug the Angels, you out hustle them.

  1044. JoeMama October 17th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    safe safe safe

  1045. RalphieD (OPPC) October 17th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    damn he was safe :(

  1046. Enough Bold October 17th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    agree boston dave..

  1047. Michael T October 17th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Robbed. He was safe by a good 2 feet. Bad ump calls in 100% of the post season this year- and most of them in big spots.

  1048. terpbomber October 17th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Damon needs to put ball out of reach (e.g., no inning ending DP!)

  1049. Mark-Cant Touch This October 17th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    should of bunted because a runner would be at 3rd no matter what and Jeter would replace Molina as the runner on base.

  1050. S.A.--Serenity Now October 17th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Jetes was safe. Damn

  1051. MG October 17th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Randy, I’ll respectfully disagree with you about AJ, I think it’s mechanics. His ‘tell’ is pulling those pitches down and in to lefties and he was already doing it with no one on in the 3rd and 4th inning. It is possible that he also tries a little harder with runners on and makes the problem even worse though.

  1052. Enough Bold October 17th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    how would having a pinch runner made any difference there?

  1053. No Comment October 17th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    THIS IS ON GIRARDI, MAYBE IF GARDNER WAS PINCH RUNNEING HE COULD HAVE TOOK AYBAR OUT AT 2nd.. ID IOT GIRARDI

  1054. Nick in SF October 17th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    :arrow:

    :arrow:

    :arrow:

    I was going to do one for each wild pitch but I got impatient.

  1055. Boston Dave October 17th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    the good news?

    I’ll take the Yanks pen over the Angels any day of the week…

    Saunders is good for 1+ innings. then the Yanks get the pen.

  1056. S.A.--Serenity Now October 17th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    New post —————>

  1057. Enough Bold October 17th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    that was a rough inning in so many ways

  1058. robert October 17th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    the angels are not the twins. if they get guys on, they will get them in unlike the yanks who just pulled a massive, game changing choke with 2 on and nobody out.

  1059. randy l. October 17th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    burnett has so much movement on his two seam fastball , there’s no reason to have him throw his breaking ball when he’s showing signs of tightening up which was what he was showing.

    he needs to come out and establish the fastball, get ahead and get his rhythm back.

    then he can work the breaking ball back in there if no one is on base.

  1060. gianna24 October 17th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Burnett threw 36 pitches last inning..I hope he can keep that down this inning.

  1061. MG October 17th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    how do you sacrific with two runners on with the guy that went Yard in his last AB? In the 9th inning it’s worth a passing thought but not in the 5th.

  1062. Patrick October 17th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Blah when your 8 and 9 hitters get singles in the same inning, you HAVE to score.

    I agree with not bunting Jeter but he has to do something better there.

  1063. Valerie G. October 17th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    are we moving to a new thread?

  1064. Pov October 17th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Yanks didn’t make much of that opportunity, bad execution in the top of inning was followed by bad execution in the bottom.

  1065. Betsy October 17th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Wow, people have incredibly high expectations of AJ….. Is he not allowed to have a bad inning? He has to throw a perfect game? HOw about we accept who he is? He had a bad inning – but gave up only 2 runs. It’s not like he came out and choked by blowing up…….the guy obviously came out with nasty stuff.

  1066. OKI/DAVE October 17th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    A pinch runner gives Jeter a better chance to lay down a bunt. With Molina running the chance for a double play is much greater without a perfect bunt. Then with a speed guy it’s possible to double steal.

  1067. Angel - A tale told by idiots - full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. October 17th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    I had a shower. AJ’s rapid leap into dangerous territory didn’t leave me the luxury of being a tease, unfortunately.

    Sorry guys, guess I don’t have the shower power mojo that Erica does. :( I don’t have snoopy slippers, but I do have Winnie the Pooh ones so hopefully they will suffice.

  1068. MG October 17th, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Randy, I’ll agree with you on the pitch selection part of the discussion. He almost got away with a back door breaking ball against Hunter (I think it got away from him) but everything else that inning missed by a mile.

  1069. The Ghost October 17th, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Napoli is 18% on the year throwing guys out. The Yankees haven’t attempted once tonight against him. Melky could have walked to 2nd with Saunders delivery which runners were 18-25 successful this year. Girardi sleepwalks through the middle innings then wakes up in the 6th and overmanages to compensate.

  1070. Jones October 17th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Betsy,
    No you’re right, & I honestly like AJ. I’m just not crazy about his control sometimes.

  1071. MG October 17th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    wow, Jeter was safe by a mile…

  1072. Mehdi also in SF October 17th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    We just totally pulled a Red Sox right there with that squander. We’re better than that.

  1073. Pov October 17th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Joe is trying to get through this inning, then he goes to the Pen hoping to keep them off the board while we score one. Pretty smart strategy if we get through this inning, one down so far

  1074. Valerie G. October 17th, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    aj shouldn’t still be in there. he’s done.

  1075. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 17th, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Burnett battling brave…

    Figgins, Aybar, Abreu…

    Halos hurtin’ us…

  1076. MG October 17th, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    AJ is actually throwing much better this inning.

  1077. AJ October 17th, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    The only problem last inning was the god awful decision to throw a 45 foot curveball to Vladdy.

  1078. CB October 17th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Yet again this game is a microcosm of AJ burnett’s entire career. Runs of brilliance that are without warning marred by melt downs.

    But at least he’s in his emotional safe space out on the mound with molina catching.

    Its amazing that anyone could watch AJ pitch and think that the catcher is responsible for the outcome of how he pitches.

    AJ has complex mechanics that easily go out of whack. He does a poor job of repeating his mechanics consistently. In turn he’s prone to wild and sudden flucuations in performance. That’s what he is – that’s what the team has to live with.

    And the team is benching the guy who was arguably their second best offensive player in a low scoring game where one swing could ake all the difference based on the idea that the catcher alters the outcome of how AJ pitches.

  1079. hurricaneseason October 17th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    The sky is falling. A lot of you on here make me sick. 9 innings, 27 outs, let it happen

  1080. NETFLKE October 17th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    Why is Sam Boredom flying solo???

    Where’s the new guy?? Chad Jensen???


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