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ALCS Game 2: Angels at Yankees (Part II)

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

UPDATE, 9:49 p.m.: Up over 1,000 comments means it’s time to go for two (threads).

UPDATE, 9:51 p.m.: Bad call by the umpire there, as Jeter looked to beat the throw by a half-step. Not sure why Saunders took so long getting rid of the ball to start the double-play.

UPDATE, 10:01 p.m.: That’s 105 pitches for A.J. Two runs, three hits, two walks, four strikeouts. Do you bring him back out for the seventh?

UPDATE, 10:08 p.m.: After a bit of a delay, Burnett heads back to the mound. Looks like Chamberlain and Coke up and throwing in the bullpen.

UPDATE, 10:14 p.m.: That was the first Yankee error of the postseason and it ends Burnett’s night. He gets a nice hand from the crowd as he walks off and it’s Phil Coke coming on to face Figgins and then Abreu.

UPDATE, 10:21 p.m.: Coke comes in and throws three pickoff attempts to first, four balls and one strike in a walk to Figgins. Not good.

UPDATE, 10:25 p.m.: Apparently that’s no problem, as Coke whiffs Abreu. Now it’s up to Joba to get Torii Hunter.

UPDATE, 10:31 p.m.: Bad luck for Joba there as Hunter squibbs it, and it’s too slow for Jeter to have a play. Bases loaded for Vladdy now.

UPDATE, 10:34 p.m.: Right call for Joba/Molina there — no need to throw anything near the plate with free-swingin’ Vladdy up there. A slider in the dirt does the job.

UPDATE, 10:40 p.m.: Attendance at the Stadium tonight: 49,922.

UPDATE, 10:42 p.m.: And everyone’s favorite pinch-runner, Brett Gardner, is in the game for Swisher. Let’s see what havoc he can cause.

UPDATE, 10:44 p.m.: Not much Gardner could do there. That was an easy-as-you-like DP. It’d be nice if Melky gets on so the Yankees could hit for Molina.

UPDATE, 10:47 p.m.: No such luck. Changes for the Yanks: Gardner in center, Melky in right, Hughes pitching.

UPDATE, 10:55 p.m.: Another misplay by a Yankee on another easy grounder. This time it’s Jeter. Is it a rule in this series that one team has to play sloppy each night?

UPDATE, 10:57 p.m.: It’s hard to fault Girardi for going to Rivera ever, but why not leave Hughes in to face Aybar? If this game goes extras, he’ll have used Joba and Hughes for a grand total of five batters.

UPDATE, 11:30 p.m.: Big chance there for the Yankees as Gardner had a nice piece of hitting to set up Cano. Nothing doing though, and we’re going to extras. Rivera staying in.

Time for a new thread? I think so. Come on over to III.




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