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ALCS Game 6: Angels at Yankees

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

Pitching: LHP Andy Pettitte (1-0, 2.84 ERA in postseason)

ANGELS
Chone Figgins 3B
Bobby Abreu RF
Torii Hunter CF
Vladimir Guerrero DH
Kendry Morales 1B
Howie Kendrick 2B
Juan Rivera LF
Jeff Mathis C
Erick Aybar SS

Pitching: LHP Joe Saunders (0-0, 2.57 ERA in postseason)

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

WEATHER: Gray, gloomy, wet and awful. Let’s play two! The full forecast is here.

STATE OF THE STRIPES: The Yankees remain one win from a 40th pennant and first World Series trip since 2003. They were nine outs away from it on Thursday in Anaheim after a thrilling six-run rally, but could not hold a two-run lead and now have to win one of the next two games at Yankee Stadium to advance. The odds are certainly in their favor; 19 of the 28 teams to hold a 3-2 lead since 1985 have gone on to win the series.

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

HOME SWEET HOME: Poor as the conditions may be in the Bronx, the Yankees are always happy to be home. They were a major-league best 57-24 record at home this season, including a 36-10 mark since June 30. They lost consecutive home games only once in that stretch and have won all four postseason games there so far this year.

LEAKY PEN: The Yankees bullpen was supposed to be a strength in the postseason but it hasn’t felt that way lately. Phil Hughes has allowed three earned runs, nine hits and has a WHIP of 2.36 in 4 2/3 innings during the playoffs while Joba Chamberlain has a 3.38 ERA and has seen opponents hit. 500 off him over 2 2/3 innings. Should Joe Girardi use Dave Robertson more often? He’s thrown three scoreless innings during the postseason.

BOTTOM TO THE TOP: Melky Cabrera has five hits in the past two games and has upped his ALCS average to .381 (8-for-21). Cabrera also has three walks and four RBI, meaning that he might be flip-flopped in the lineup with …

STRUGGLING SWISH: Nick Swisher continues to be a black hole in the lineup during the postseason. Joe Girardi has said he may sit Swisher tonight, but if he doesn’t, look for him to at least be dropped even lower in the batting order. Swisher is 2-for-17 with 16 LOB in the ALCS and 3-for-29 in the playoffs with only one RBI.

SLOW STARTERS: The Angels four first-inning runs in Game 5 marked the first time they’d scored in any of the opening three innings of any postseason game this year. The four runs also equaled the total runs they scored in all of Games 1 and 2 combined.

CAPTAIN JUSTICE: Derek Jeter will play in his 47th LCS game tonight, moving him past David Justice and into second place on the all-time list (Manny Ramirez has 49). Jeter isn’t just showing up either; he’s on a nine-game postseason hitting streak that dates back to 2007.

LIGHTNING ROD: Alex Rodriguez had a down night, relatively, in Game 5, since he didn’t drive in a run for the first time in eight postseason games this year. He did go 1-for-3, though, with a double and run scored as well as two walks (one intentional). A-Rod has a hit in 10 straight playoff games.

RANDOM QUESTION OF THE DAY: Is there anything more annoying than remembering to take your umbrella with you and then having the wind blow it inside-out almost immediately?

IF THERE WERE WALK-TO-THE-PLATE MUSIC IN REAL LIFE, TODAY’S WOULD BE: Welcome to The Jungle by Guns N’ Roses

Back with much, much more later.

UPDATE, 4:01 p.m.: Hey everyone, it’s Chad. The weather at the stadium is not bad right now. Slight mist, but nothing overwhelming. The forecast still looks bad — it’s supposed to get worse hour by hour — but right now it’s promising.

UPDATE, 4:25 p.m.: Josh here. It’s raining pretty darn hard now and the sky is darkening. Not good. Not good at all.

We just met with Joe Girardi, who said there remains hope the storm will push through and they’ll get the game in. Hopefully for all of us the storm doesn’t push through at midnight.

I’m uploading the Girardi audio at the moment. I’ll have the file and a few bullet points in a bit.

UPDATE, 4:40 p.m.: Chad here with some notes from Girardi’s session with the beat writers.

• Had the Yankees decided not to play Nick Swisher, it would have been Jerry Hairston Jr. – not Brett Gardner –who was inserted into the lineup.

• Freddy Guzman was the first pinch runner in Game 5 because Girardi knew Guzman was coming out of the game for Hairston to play third. He saved Gardner to pinch run for Matsui so that Gardner could stay in the game as the DH.

• Damaso Marte has not replaced Phil Coke as the top lefty in the bullpen. Girardi said he prefers Marte against certain Angels hitters and prefers Coke against other Angels hitters. That’s why Marte pitched ahead of Coke in Game 5. As always, it had to do with matchups.

• No surprise, Girardi said the Yankees would prefer to play this game rather than wait for Sunday. He’s heard anything is possible: The game could be played as planned, it could start in a delay, it could be delayed midway through or it could be postponed altogether. It is, quite literally, up in the air.

UPDATE, 5:08 p.m.: Josh here. Sorry for the delay on the Girardi audio. I left the recorder running in my pocket and needed to edit it. Don’t want you folks hearing me huff and puff coming up the stairs to the press box.

Anyway, the rain has pretty much stopped for the time being and rays of light can be seen beyond the right-field side of the stadium. CC Sabathia is throwing out in right field. The lights are slowly coming on around the stadium.

Chad covered most of the news from Girardi, but one quick note: If the game is played tonight, expect another long one, rainstorm or no rainstorm. Girardi was asked if we could see Dave Robertson tonight considering the struggles of Joba and Hughes. The answer? We could see ‘em all.

“Joba has probably the most experience down there. Hughesy has a lot of experience,” Girardi said. “But we have matchups that we like, that we favor, and that’s what we’ll go to. You could see David possibly depending on how the game goes, but I can’t tell you I’d use one guy over the other. Situation dictates a lot what you’re going to do.”

Here’s the entire press conference:

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UPDATE, Who’s Your Daddy Edition, 5:15 p.m.: Josh again. I forgot to mention that — if the Yankees reach the World Series — Pedro wants the ball in Game 2 of the World Series at Yankee Stadium. Discuss.

UPDATE, 5:17 p.m.: Ominous clouds overhead but several players are out on the field playing catch, including Phil Hughes and Chad Gaudin.

UPDATE, 5:19 p.m.: And, as I say that, it starts raining very hard.

UPDATE, 5:29 p.m.: Like, very hard. Ark hard.

UPDATE, 5:32 p.m.: The Angels lineup is out and, not surprisingly, Jeff Mathis is in there. Mathis, who was a .211 hitter during the season, is 6-for-10 with four doubles, all of which seem to have been to the gap in left-center.

UPDATE, 5:38 p.m.: I know some Yankees fans were upset by some of the comments Torii Hunter has made in the press about an Angles comeback, but Mike Scioscia just defended him, saying he didn’t have a problem with anything Hunter has said during the season or the playoffs. “He’s just speaking his mind,” Scioscia said. I should add that in all of my interactions with Hunter, I’ve always found him to be refreshingly honest and a genuinely good guy. You may not like his confidence in the Angels if you’re a Yankees fan, but you’ve got to at least respect him for saying what he’s thinking.

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261 Responses to “ALCS Game 6: Angels at Yankees”

  1. Tint October 24th, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    WS or BUST!

  2. Erica - always OPPC October 24th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    3 hours and 20 minutes until Game 6!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Christina- Pics of the Old Stadium.. so depressing October 24th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    Joel Sherman’s twitter: Decent forecast Sun/Mon has MLB wondering if better not to inflict bad weather on fans tonight, and just call game early

    MLB in discussions with #Angels, #Yankees whether to call game now b4 gates open or to go for it. Decision due within hr

  4. whatever October 24th, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    “lets play 2″?????????
    what the heck is that supposed to mean.
    NO, lets get it done TONIGHT.

  5. Erica - always OPPC October 24th, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Here’s who is in today’s “Guess the Line Up” so far

    Remember 4:30 cutoff or when the line up gets posted. Players AND positions

    Vin, vader, NYY626, Dave F (same)
    Erin
    Indy42, Bronx Bombers Girl (same)

  6. Tarheelyank October 24th, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Jeter 6
    Damon 7
    Alex 5
    Tex 3
    Posada 2
    Matsui DH
    Cano 4
    Swish 9
    Melky 8

    Not that I think I will win, but it’s the line-up I would use.

  7. Erica - always OPPC October 24th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Ed H & TarheelYank- I got it

  8. jeff October 24th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Today would have been the perfect day to start Hinske and bench Swisher, too bad he’s not on the roster and Guzman is. Hopefully if we win they will realize they don’t need Gardner + Guzman on the world series roster… how much confidence does Girardi have in Guzman as a hitter? He pinch hit with Cervilli in game three instead! Hairston Jr. is a good enough “second pinch runner” and adds a lot more glove and bat!

    Name the Yankee on current 40 man roster who homered against the Phillies in the world series last year? YUP HINSKE!

  9. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus October 24th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    “MLB in discussions with #Angels, #Yankees whether to call game now b4 gates open or to go for it. Decision due within hr”

    I still imagine they’ll go for it.

  10. Jon Locke October 24th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    I think the game starts on time. Thunder storms appear to be moving out. Everyone knows I’m on the Island but I see light drizzle and will be making the trip to the Bronx for the game. They will play. We play today, we win today. -

  11. 100 pitches of fun... October 24th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    I really hope they don’t cancel the game now. They said it was going to pour for game 2 and look what happened. They have been wrong before. Just wait it out, and see what happens. I can’t wait another 24 hours!!!!!

  12. Nick in SF en route to Berkeley October 24th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Erica, I forgot Posada, I expect big things from him too. And Tex! Can’t forget Tex. And Cano, good call Vader. See y’all later, Go Bears!

  13. Laura - I need a valium! October 24th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    I’d rather they try to get the game in today. I want this over and one with.

  14. muffin stump October 24th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    hey, i want to play GTLU (tried once earlier this summer, but apparently wasn’t in time :( ):

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

  15. indy42 October 24th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Hopefully MLB will decide the game’s playable

    I don’t know if I can stand another damn Postseason off-day…

  16. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 24th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    My submission

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

  17. indy42 October 24th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Weather alert! Out here in California it’s sunny, in the 70′s…

  18. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 24th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Thats my first ever submission, btw.

    *bows*

  19. Stephen October 24th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    IF THERE WERE WALK-TO-THE-PLATE MUSIC IN REAL LIFE, TODAY’S WOULD BE: I Think It’s Going To Rain Today by Randy Newman

  20. fern October 24th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Here’s my submission;
    Jeter
    Damon
    Teix
    Arod
    Cano
    Swisher
    Matsui
    Cabrera

  21. Erica - always OPPC October 24th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    muffin stump!!!

    I haven’t seen your name in forever. Welcome back!

    (And I still prefer the muffin top!)

  22. Stephen October 24th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Postpone it already.

    I want to play too, but if a deluge arrives and Andy can only go two innings, is it worth it?

  23. vin October 24th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    “Erica, put me down for Jeter, Matsui, and Arod! Thanks!”

    This makes me laugh every single time. :lol:

  24. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 24th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Ooops small typo – Matsui DH

  25. Erica - always OPPC October 24th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Angel-

    Beautifully done ;-)

  26. iiicollies October 24th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Erica

    SS Derek Jeter
    LF Johnny Damon
    1B Mark Texiera
    3B Alex Rodriguez
    DH Hideki Matsui
    C Jorge Posada
    2B Robinson Cano
    CF Melky Cabrera
    RF Nick Swisher

    Here’s a sign of good luck – we found hundreds of lady bugs on our poplar tree this morning

  27. Erica - always OPPC October 24th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    fern-

    You need positions to make it count

  28. RS October 24th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    I really hope they get the game in. If they play tomorrow, the Angels can start Weaver, and that increases the chances of a Game 7. Game 7 means even if the Yankees advance, Sabathia can’t start on normal rest until game 3 of the WS.

  29. The Cro October 24th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    One Q: IF they do decide to push Game #6 until tomorrow, when will it be played?

  30. muffin stump October 24th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    erica, thanks. i’ve been here, mostly lurking…glad, btw, you’ve been posting away with the transition from pete to the new guys (who seem to be hard-working, good guys, too). gtlu and the board in general is a godsend!

  31. boschee October 24th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    The Cro
    October 24th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    One Q: IF they do decide to push Game #6 until tomorrow, when will it be played?

    I am sure it would be at regularly scheduled time that game 7 was due to start tomorrow night.

  32. The Cro October 24th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    DUH!!! I just saw that Game # 7 originally had been scheduled for tomorrow at 8:20 PM – My bad!! I guess the real Q becomes when would a possible Game & be rescheduled for?

  33. Erica - always OPPC October 24th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    muffin stump
    October 24th, 2009 at 3:57 pm
    erica, thanks. i’ve been here, mostly lurking…glad, btw, you’ve been posting away with the transition from pete to the new guys (who seem to be hard-working, good guys, too). gtlu and the board in general is a godsend!
    ***

    yeah, I don’t really shut up much :-)

  34. KF October 24th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Erica,
    I’m up in NY today babysitting for my grandaughter but here’s my line up.

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

  35. Ken in Bklyn October 24th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Stopped raining in Brooklyn. One more wave of storms to come.

  36. The Cro October 24th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    a possible Game 7, that is

  37. vin October 24th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    ’96 WS highlights on MLB Network. Re-live history.

  38. boschee October 24th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Crow, sure a potential Game 7 would be Monday night if they can’t get a game in tonight.

  39. andrew33 October 24th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    lineup here, thanks erica – clean, crisp game for the yankees
    1. jeter ss
    2. damon lf
    3. tex 1b
    4. arod 3b
    5. matsui dh
    6. posada c
    7. cano 2b
    8. swisher lf
    9. melky cf

  40. ejd October 24th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Ss-jeter
    Lf damon
    3b-a.rod
    1b-teix
    C- posada
    Cf-melky
    2b-cano
    Dh-matsui
    Rf-swisher
    P.s. To the person with the ladybug issue near their tree,just spray them with windex. Only way to get rid of them.

  41. pat October 24th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    “RANDOM QUESTION OF THE DAY: Is there anything more annoying than remembering to take your umbrella with you and then having the wind blow it inside-out almost immediately?”

    NON-RANDOM ANSWER OF THE DAY: http://www.gustbuster.com

  42. andrew33 October 24th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    *** apologies – swish in right field – lineup here, thanks erica – clean, crisp game for the yankees
    1. jeter ss
    2. damon lf
    3. tex 1b
    4. arod 3b
    5. matsui dh
    6. posada c
    7. cano 2b
    8. swisher rf
    9. melky cf

  43. Vader October 24th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Watching Francesa on YES…the tarp is down, but it sounds like they will start.

    Let’s go Yankees…clap, clap, clap-clap-clap

  44. Comet October 24th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

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

  45. KF October 24th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    I’m actually up in NY babysitting for my grandaughter so my kids can go to the game. I thought it would be a great exerpience for them to see the Yankees clinch a berth in the World Series.

  46. blackaccord October 24th, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    #2 SS
    #18 LF
    #25 1B
    #13 3B
    #55 DH
    #20 C
    #24 2B
    #53 CF
    #33 RF

  47. Vader October 24th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    KF…great job!

  48. indy42 October 24th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    KF: “I’m actually up in NY babysitting for my grandaughter so my kids can go to the game. I thought it would be a great exerpience for them to see the Yankees clinch a berth in the World Series.”

    ——————

    I applaud you for the selfless gesture.

  49. 100 pitches of fun... October 24th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    “Girardi saying there is “a chance (rain) is going to push thru and we r going to try and play.”

  50. indy42 October 24th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    When did Girardi say that?

  51. boschee October 24th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    100 pitches, just recently as Joel Sherman just posted it two minutes ago.

  52. Fran (the original) and OPPC member October 24th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Hi Erica,

    Don’t know if you are still taking entries but if you are, here is my line-up.

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

    Just got in and am getting ready to go out to a Bar Mitzvah tonight. Have my DVR all set. Let’s go Yankees!

    Thanks Erica.

  53. 100 pitches of fun... October 24th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    It was from Sherman’s twitter. Posted 1 minute ago. Girardi must be doing his press conference now.

  54. Erica - always OPPC October 24th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    You’re good Fran! Have fun tonight :-)

  55. boschee October 24th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    sorry that last post should have said indy42 instead of 100 pitches.

  56. pat October 24th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Line-ups posted.

    TylerKepner Yanks lineup Game 6: Jeter, Damon, Teixeira, Rodriguez, Posada, Matsui, Cano, Swisher, Cabrera
    less than a minute ago from mobile web

  57. Ben October 24th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    When the Angels came right back in Game 5 and scored those 3 runs at the bottom of the 7th, I knew the Angels would win this series.

    I hope it will keep Raining / Snowing indefinitely for the remaining of our Time on Earth.

    I cannot stand seeing my Yankees lose again.

  58. Erica - always OPPC October 24th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Line Up Leaked-

    Guess the Line Up Now over! Thanks to all who played…

    Winners announced in a second

  59. indy42 October 24th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Boschee: Ooh, does that mean they’ve decided to play?

  60. Christina- Pics of the Old Stadium.. so depressing October 24th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Game is on. Heading to the Bronx! whoo hoo.. Please pray they get it in and that it doesnt get cancelled once i arrive :)

  61. adam d October 24th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    http://www.accuweather.com/us/.....ptype=rain

    According to accuweather the weather doesnt look as bad. We went through this twice last week. I bet we get in tonights game. Let’s go Yankees! Shut up Hunter!

  62. Jon October 24th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    I would love to see Girardi swap Tex and Arod in the lineup. Hopefully Tex is starting to heat up, and we can start to make the angels pay for walking Arod all the time. Also it could give arod an extra at bat and create more opportunitys for base runners.

  63. yankeesfandownsouth October 24th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Sam or Anyone,

    Of those 9 teams that overcame a 3-2 deficit to win the final two games, how many teams (not counting Boston)did it on the road? Also, has a team with the best overall record in baseball and the best home record ever lost those last two at home? Thanks.

  64. Erica - always OPPC October 24th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

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

    Vin
    Vader
    NYY626
    Dave F
    Tarheelyank
    Comet
    Fran

    Thanks to all who played. Lets all hope there is no GTLU tomorrow :-)

  65. Fran (the original) and OPPC member October 24th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Thanks Erica. Set the DVR for 6 hours for the game and 5 hours for the postgame starting at 10:30PM. Can’t be too sure with the weather.

  66. Erica - always OPPC October 24th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Christina- Pics of the Old Stadium.. so depressing
    October 24th, 2009 at 4:18 pm
    Game is on. Heading to the Bronx! whoo hoo.. Please pray they get it in and that it doesnt get cancelled once i arrive
    ***

    Good choice! Have a wonderful time :-)

  67. JMK aka The Overshare October 24th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Weather will be good

  68. Christina- Pics of the Old Stadium.. so depressing October 24th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Thanks Erica. btw I just saw your email a few minutes ago, so I wasn’t ignoring you. Heading out now though so will reply back to you later!

  69. MG October 24th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    the Accuweather forecast shows .25″ of rain in the next 6 hours, that’s not nearly enough to stop or even delay the game.

  70. JMK aka The Overshare October 24th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Tex will be fine

  71. Vader October 24th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Erica…I believe this is my only time playing GTLU, as such, I’m going out on top with a 1.000 winning percentage.

  72. pat October 24th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Bernie will be throwing the first pitch

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

    Guess the Line Up Standings

    After 8 rounds of Postseason Guess the Line Up, there have been 32 different winners. Here are the ones with 2 or more wins:

    Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist – 5 wins- 10/7, 10/9, 10/16, 10/19, 10/22
    Fran- 4 wins – 10/11, 10/16, 10/19, 10/24
    Upstate Kate – 4 wins – 10/7, 10/11, 10/16, 10/19
    Vin – 4 wins – 10/9, 10/16, 10/19, 10/24
    Blackaccord – 3 wins – 10/7, 10/16, 10/19
    Ed H – 3 wins – 10/11, 10/16, 10/19
    NYY626 – 3 wins – 10/9, 10/19, 10/24
    Rob in VT – 3 wins -10/9, 10/16, 10/19
    Andrew33 – 2wins – 10/19, 10/22
    Arliss – 2 wins – 10/9, 10/22
    Christina -2 wins – 10/11, 10/19
    Doreen – 2 wins – 10/7, 10/11
    Frank from Chatham – 2 wins– 10/20,10/22
    KF – 2 wins – 10/11, 10/19
    Shawn- 2 wins- 10/16, 10/22

  74. Erica - always OPPC October 24th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Vader
    October 24th, 2009 at 4:22 pm
    Erica…I believe this is my only time playing GTLU, as such, I’m going out on top with a 1.000 winning percentage.
    ***

    Haha. Good luck retiring a winner

  75. Erica - always OPPC October 24th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Christina- Pics of the Old Stadium.. so depressing
    October 24th, 2009 at 4:20 pm
    Thanks Erica. btw I just saw your email a few minutes ago, so I wasn’t ignoring you. Heading out now though so will reply back to you later!
    ***

    No problem. I passed out when I hit send.

    I am not going anywhere. Got too much TV to catch up on :-)

  76. Erica - always OPPC October 24th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    For those who love statistics-

    We had 7 winners out of 17 submissions. 41.18% Correctness

    Actually a higher percentage than I expected. Good job players

  77. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 24th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Fran – have fun! I just set my DVR for the same amounts of time, surprise surprise!

    :)

    Leaving for the Mohegan Sun. Wish I weren’t. Everyone have a GREAT time cheering our Yankees on, from the Stadium and on the forum. As I said before, we may disagree strenuously about many thing but one thing that unites us entirely is our love for the Yankees.

    I’ll be cheering from some sportsbar in the Mohegan Sun. Hey it’ll save me money, right?

    GO YANKEES!!!!

  78. Fran (the original) and OPPC member October 24th, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Trisha,

    You too. Talk to you in the AM.

  79. Cindy G October 24th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Is Bernie really throwing out the first pitch?

  80. PL October 24th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    Wow weather.com must be an Angel/Phillies fan because that site gives us no shot at all to play. However, MSN weather is a Yankee fan because it says only 40% rain tonight

  81. GreenBeret7 October 24th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    In the AFL today, Laird is in only Yankee regular hitting….0-2 with a strikeout.

    Ian Kennedy: 4 innings, 2 hits, 1 run (earned), 1 walk, 5 strikeouts. 63 pitches, 36 strikes…1 ground out, 5 fly outs.

  82. Hank October 24th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    The black hole clown Nick Swisher is in the lineup.

    Girardi does not care about winning this game. How on earth can he, in good conscience, let him play and kill the team in the process. The big spots are all going to find him, we all know that, it’s the way this game works. I hope he gets booed and popcorn, hot dogs, soda and beer are all thrown on him. He has no respect for the game and is a joke. Pew.

  83. pat October 24th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Cindy G

    Jim Baumbach from Newsday says he is.

  84. PL October 24th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    who pitches CC in game 6 if this thing is cancelled

  85. Cindy G October 24th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Thanks, Pat. That’s really cool. I sure hope they get the game in. What will we all do if we have to wait another day??

  86. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who's just waiting around for Number 27! October 24th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Here’s my tagline for later!

    :)

    GO YANKEES!!!

  87. muffin stump October 24th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    cindy, pat,

    unfortunately, fox probably won’t show bernie throwing the first pitch. no sentiment for the yankees there. (i’ll eat my top, if they do!)

  88. Vader October 24th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    I’m looking for number 64…

  89. Bagley October 24th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    This game is going to be called. I just hope they don’t drag it out.

  90. Erin October 24th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    PL
    October 24th, 2009 at 4:40 pm
    who pitches CC in game 6 if this thing is cancelled

    ********
    I believe Girardi said Pettitte gets Game 6 no matter when it ends up being played

  91. 100 pitches of fun... October 24th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    who pitches CC in game 6 if this thing is cancelled
    ———————-

    Nobody…The whole point is your trying to win 1 game before you have to use him. You don’t want to pitch CC unless you absolutely have to. But I am confident the Yanks will be wrapping this up tonight so there is no reason to talk about CC pitching.

  92. GreenBeret7 October 24th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Just a quick bit on history. The Yanks have had a 3-2 lead in games in the post season 16 times. They’ve won those post season series 13 times.

  93. Cindy G October 24th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    PeteAbe says it stopped raining. I can only assume he knows, as I am no where near the Bronx.

  94. PL October 24th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    true I just hope Andy can do it…It is imperative to score first tho

  95. adam d October 24th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Dear Fellow Fans,

    To pump you up even more enjoy this great video! I watched this years ago, and boy it’s perfect to see before tonights game. The mystique is back!!! Time to return to where we belong…THE WORLD SERIES! Enjoy!

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

  96. bronx boy October 24th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Yankees doing a nice thing tonight and honoring Pat Joyce, fallen Yonkers firefighter, before the game.

  97. peterrod October 24th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    via dailynews main page
    MLB will decided at 5PM if game 6 will be rained out.
    Stay Tuned

  98. rconn23 October 24th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    There is no reason to delay calling this game.

    It’s absurd. Instead, it’s two more hours of “wow, the weather still sucks!” comments.

    Just call it now. There is no window to play.

  99. thunderzz October 24th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    For those killing Swisher. tonight will be redemption night, he is due and it cannot get any worse and also we owe this guy a lot, he’s one of the reason the Yankees seem so different than years past, a lot more relaxed so you ppl get off his back, he will come out of it tonight.

  100. PL October 24th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    actually there is a window it just so happens to be at midnight

  101. peterrod October 24th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    http://www.nydailynews.com/spo....._5_pm.html

    If the game is postponed till Sunday, it is expected to begin at 8:20 p.m. If there is a Game 7, officials say it will be played on Monday, with an expected first pitch at 5 p.m

  102. Erica - always OPPC October 24th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    How many time this season did it seem like 3 hours before the game the game had no shot at being played????

    And the game got played

  103. Erica - always OPPC October 24th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    This is just a DVR NIGHTMARE

  104. muffin stump October 24th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    thunderzz, agreed! swish is an integral part of this team. here’s hoping he redeems himself tonight.

  105. PL October 24th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Sweeni Murti and Mike Francesa should have a show…Sweeni is good

  106. Bagley October 24th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    I agree with rconn23, call it now so we (and the team) can focus on baseball tomorrow. Look at the weather map. It’s all wet west and south and the system is moving northeast…

    http://www.accuweather.com/map.....38;large=1

  107. Bill from NJ October 24th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    There isn’t even a mist in Northern NJ.

  108. Cindy G October 24th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    adam d–

    Loved the video. Thanks. Jeter’s fade was a little longer back then.

  109. muffin stump October 24th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    think it’s sweeny. and, yes, he’s really good. would love a show with him and kim jones. they are both knowledgeable and good together.

  110. Erica - always OPPC October 24th, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Damp but not raining on Long Island near JFK Airport

  111. Erin October 24th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    thunderzz
    October 24th, 2009 at 4:54 pm
    For those killing Swisher. tonight will be redemption night, he is due and it cannot get any worse and also we owe this guy a lot, he’s one of the reason the Yankees seem so different than years past, a lot more relaxed so you ppl get off his back, he will come out of it tonight.

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

    I also think Swisher is in for a big night. Like you said, he’s more than due.

  112. PL October 24th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    so i guess there opening gates then?

  113. Erica - always OPPC October 24th, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    This is fromt he National Weather Service. Sounds playable to me (at least before midnight)

    Tonight: Showers and possibly a thunderstorm before midnight, then a chance of showers between midnight and 2am. Some of the storms could produce gusty winds and heavy rain. Low around 53. Breezy, with a south wind 14 to 22 mph becoming west. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New rainfall amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.

  114. m October 24th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....id=4591258

    :roll:

    BTW, Tarheelyank, it’s actually raining here. morning showers, but the sun’s peaking (!) through.

  115. Gary October 24th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Bagley October 24th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    I agree with rconn23, call it now so we (and the team) can focus on baseball tomorrow. Look at the weather map. It’s all wet west and south and the system is moving northeast…

    http://www.accuweather.com/map…..mp;large=1

    My opinion we need to play this game tonight. For nothing else than not having the teams sitting around again for another day. Beyond that it gives LA more options with Lackey on another days rest.

  116. 100 pitches of fun... October 24th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Gates are open…Woohoo!!

  117. rconn23 October 24th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    There is a wall of water headed toward the Bronx.

    I know people have hopes after the last weather mess was avoided, but it’s going to rain all night – and hard.

    Just call it.

  118. PL October 24th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    rconn23 are you an Angel fan or what?

  119. Gary October 24th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Erin October 24th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    thunderzz
    October 24th, 2009 at 4:54 pm
    For those killing Swisher. tonight will be redemption night, he is due and it cannot get any worse and also we owe this guy a lot, he’s one of the reason the Yankees seem so different than years past, a lot more relaxed so you ppl get off his back, he will come out of it tonight.

    Love to agree with you and hope it comes true! My tummy tells me thought that the combination of not giving him anything good to hit from Angles pitchers, and his timing/confidence being off aren’t going to yield any to quickly.

  120. The Ghost October 24th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Question: pardon me if this has already been covered. If they complete 3 innings then they have to postpone the game until tomorrow, would the pitchers for the continuation tomorrow would be CC vs. Weaver?

  121. Hank October 24th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    The clown in for a big night because he’s “due”?

    Wow, you guys and gals are in for a big disappointment again when the clown fails with RISP again.

  122. rconn23 October 24th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    To have any hope of winning this game, Pettitte will have to go deep.

    Having him go three and then having a two-hour delay would not be good.

    Playing Sunday is not optimal, but it is better than that scenario.

  123. Tarheelyank October 24th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Erica

    I like to think of myself as a winner; however I did not guess the line-up correctly. I had Alex in the 3 hole and Tex clean-up.

    I feel this is the only way to ensure that he does not get pitched around.

    m

    Thanks. I just had a visual of being in the islands. I know it’s beautiful regardless of the weather.

  124. PL October 24th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    not raining in the Bronx now….just prey we can start this…The Angels will be garbage in the rain

  125. Andrew October 24th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    I’m at Fordham University, 10 minutes from Yankees Stadium in the Bronx, it’s just drizzling here now but it was coming down a few hours ago. Hopefully this rain holds up and we can just get out of this series already.

  126. Erica - always OPPC October 24th, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Tarheelyank
    October 24th, 2009 at 5:10 pm
    Erica

    I like to think of myself as a winner; however I did not guess the line-up correctly. I had Alex in the 3 hole and Tex clean-up.
    ****

    Oh crap. I hate when I goof. Thanks for your honesty. I was so focused on catchign the variances in the 5-9 spots that I didn’t catch the change in 3&4. When I skim quick its easy to miss cause they both has X’s :-).

    Thanks again, I will update myself accordingly

  127. indy42 October 24th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Weather updates from PL and Andrew sound promising… I hope they start the game. Although postponing would lead to a nicer game, the worse weather conditions favor the Yankees much more.

  128. stacey October 24th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    we need a good start from andy and offense needs to not sleep for 6 innings

  129. CK in LA October 24th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    I’d love to see Pedro pitch in Philly. Does Jorge call for a ball waaaaaay inside when Pedro is up to bat?

  130. stacey October 24th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    pedro wants the ball in game 2 if yanks reach world series…i think yabks would love that…yanks could beat him up hopefully

  131. yankeesfandownsouth October 24th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    This from sportsnetwork.com: “Since the ALCS became a best-of-seven series in 1985, seven teams have taken a 3-2 edge with the home field advantage. Three of those teams won Game 6 to advance to the World Series, two lost Game 6 but then won Game 7, and two teams have lost Games 6 and Game 7 at home.”

    We need to join those other three winners of Game 6 and save CC for those left-handed Phillies’ bats in the final round.

  132. CK in LA October 24th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    I’m sure Pedro doesn’t want to bat against the Yankees … payback time?

  133. m October 24th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Looks like a part of the system is over the Bronx right now. Hopefully it’ll move more north than east.

  134. indy42 October 24th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Whoa whoa whoa CK and Stacy

    Let’s not count our chickens before they hatch, yah?

  135. William Buckner October 24th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    I’d love to see Pedro pitch against NYY in game 2 too.

    That means they made the WS. Also, I think the last time he pitched against NYY he was beat by Sindey Ponson.

    After all, the Yankees are his Daddy.

  136. MG October 24th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    according to Accuweather there will be about .27″ of rain in the next 6 hours and only .10″ of that between 8-11PM, if that is accurate the game will be played without interruption:

    http://www.accuweather.com/us/.....ptype=rain

  137. 100 pitches of fun... October 24th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Rain go away!!!!!!

  138. WBA October 24th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Anyone know of good bars to watch the game in the LES. I am tired of places that play the game without sound and crappy music distracting me from my beer and playoffs. Also prefer bars that don’t cost $8 for a guiness.

  139. brin October 24th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    I’m currently in monmouth county nj and its raining extremely hard now.. 15 mph winds here to boost!

  140. E-gawa October 24th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    guiness? Why not just drink Soy Sauce? It tastes the same and is much cheaper.

  141. JMK aka The Overshare October 24th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Swisher HR. Calling it

  142. The Ghost October 24th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    it looks like the biggest part of the weather system is going to scrape the north bronx for the rest of the night.

  143. PL October 24th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    brin October 24th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    I’m currently in monmouth county nj and its raining extremely hard now.. 15 mph winds here to boost!

    Im in Middlesex County and it was raining like that about 15 minutes ago but it stopped now

  144. JasonR October 24th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    What happened to the MLB deciding if they’re gonna play?

  145. Comet October 24th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    Erica thanks for running GTLU! I too hope this is the last of the ALCS. Are you going to run it during the WS?

    Thanks,

    Comet, passing through space.

  146. 100 pitches of fun... October 24th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    They just showed the stadium on YES it’s raining very hard. But they still have 3 hours for it to stop. So hopefully it gets everything out of it’s system now.

  147. Carlo October 24th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    Wba – try “the blue seats”. Relatively new sportsbar on LES. Address is slipping me.

  148. William Buckner October 24th, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    “guiness? Why not just drink Soy Sauce? It tastes the same and is much cheaper.”

    Come on man, not a fan of a good black and tan?

  149. Ed in PR October 24th, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    WBA

    Anyone know of good bars to watch the game in the LES. I am tired of places that play the game without sound and crappy music distracting me from my beer and playoffs. Also prefer bars that don’t cost $8 for a guiness.

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

    I’m lucky that Heinekens cost just $2.25 at any local bar down here. Red Stripe is even cheaper =) And yes we have a few sports bars down here where you can watch and listen to the game.

  150. randy l. October 24th, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    “The Yanks have had a 3-2 lead in games in the post season 16 times. They’ve won those post season series 13 times.”

    gb7-

    since the yankees have roughly a 50/50 chance each game. it’s 1 in 2 chance to win tonight and 1 in 2 chance tomorrow, so that’s a 1of 4 chance for the angels to win this series.

    that means a 3 out of 4 chance for the yankees to win the series.

    3/4 X 16 chances= 12 wins

    12 wins out of 16 chances.

    so that fits with the yankees winning 13 out of 16 when they have had 3-1 leads in the post season.

    bottom line is that the yankees are in good shape.

    so why do i feel nervous? :)

    one thing going for the yankees is this isn’t the first big game of pettitte’s career.

    he’s been through this many times.

  151. Bagley October 24th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Not to get all weather-geeky but .25-inches in 6 hrs = a rainy night.

  152. E-gawa October 24th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    “Come on man, not a fan of a good black and tan?”

    Nope. I think it’s because I’m only half Irish.

  153. Pepitone October 24th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    “and two teams have lost Games 6 and Game 7 at home.”
    =================

    Yeah, and one of those was the 2003 Cubs (what a shock! Heh), and the other was the 2004 Yankees.

    I think the Yankees win game 6. It has to be that, I predicted it!

  154. gyaos October 24th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    “This from sportsnetwork.com: “Since the ALCS became a best-of-seven series in 1985, seven teams have taken a 3-2 edge with the home field advantage. Three of those teams won Game 6 to advance to the World Series, two lost Game 6 but then won Game 7, and two teams have lost Games 6 and Game 7 at home.””

    And one of those teams to choke away the series at home was the New York Yankees.

    It’s happening again, folks. The thunderstorms are a harbinger of the impending doom ready to befall Yankee Stadium.

    And Nick Swisher is starting. That guarantees a loss tonight, lol!

    2004

  155. CK in LA October 24th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    indy42 October 24th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Whoa whoa whoa CK and Stacy

    Let’s not count our chickens before they hatch, yah?
    —–

    I know :-O. So sorry.

  156. Mark October 24th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    It’s doubtful that Steve Phillips will be seen at the game.

  157. PL October 24th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    wow no Napoli??? he kills Andy

  158. E-gawa October 24th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    gyaos
    October 24th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    ————-

    Speaking of the Red Sox, Where is your team tonight?

  159. m October 24th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    What towns/cities are southwest of the Bronx? Is there anyone who lives to the southwest of NY that can give us weather updates?

  160. henry October 24th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Anyone know what the weather is like south of belmar,nj
    ?

  161. William Buckner October 24th, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    “Nope. I think it’s because I’m only half Irish.”

    I like it!!

    For my tastes, I avoid the bar all together on game days. I don’t want to miss any action.

    I’m going with the living room and Spaten Oktoberfest. If things turn for the worse, I will be switching to Johnny Walker.

  162. Boogie Down October 24th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    I believe that Pedro’s mouth is writing checks his body can’t cash.

  163. Concerned_Citizen October 24th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    I’m not a meteorologist, but if it’s raining “very hard” in the Bronx right now, doesn’t that mean there is less of that .25 inches of rain to fall after 8PM?

    I’m kind of relieved it’s pouring now, because that means there is more of a chance of the storm calming later.

  164. Ham Fighters October 24th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    i took 2 days off from the comments section b/c there’s just so many who can’t handle the realities of baseball.

    i was listening to francessa on the way home and he was very positive about them playing tonight, so i started to get psyched up, then just got on here and saw the update about ark-type rain and im bummed.

    but i just wanted to say, whenever game 6 happens, andy pettite is going to put the angels down and pitch the yankees into the world series.

    to all of you who have the fortitude to stick it out on the blog and remain optimistic in the face of so many fools, i commend you but it just bums me out too much.

    Lets Go Yankees!!!!!

  165. 100 pitches of fun... October 24th, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    Enough with this Mathis already. They better bust him and Kendrick inside. I am sick and tired of watching the .220 hitting back up catcher beat them. Both games that they lost he had the lead off hit in the inning.

  166. Erica - always OPPC October 24th, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Comet
    October 24th, 2009 at 5:28 pm
    Erica thanks for running GTLU! I too hope this is the last of the ALCS. Are you going to run it during the WS?

    Thanks,

    Comet, passing through space.
    *****

    Awww, you are welcome. I do plan to continue GTLU as long as Yankee baseball continues for 2009.

    However, as pathetic as it sounds I actually put things on hold today so I can run GTLU and just have a lazy couch day. I am not 100% sure I will be home tomorrow to run it if necessary. I will probably take it one step at a time

  167. PL October 24th, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    anyone here want to punch Torii Hunter between the eyes, man DO ya, man come on, man

    I feel like screaming Torri a women reporter is interviewing you, god

  168. The Ghost October 24th, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    wow no Napoli??? he kills Andy

    ———

    Mathis is their best defensive catcher and he’s 6 for 10 with 4 doubles. This is the difference between Scioscia and Girardi. Scioscia understands you ride a hot hand in the playoffs. Girardi believes an AB in July is the same as AB in October.

  169. Yankee Trader October 24th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Looking at the weather, I’m praying the game gets in tonight and the Yankees bludgeon the Angels early and often.

    But what if:

    We’re leading 4-0, top 4th inning and game gets called, to be played to completion on Sunday. Which of our pitchers comes in to face Weaver/Santana….Aceves? Gaudin? Joba? CC?

    We’re down by the same score, game called in 4th, who pitches tomorrow?

  170. Mike October 24th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    I agree Ham Fighters !! . .ENOUGH IS ENOUGH !!! time to seal the deal !

  171. Erica - always OPPC October 24th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Reporting very slight rain from my window on Long Island near JFK Airport. Which is about 20 miles Southeast from the Bronx

  172. PL October 24th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Mathis is their best defensive catcher and he’s 6 for 10 with 4 doubles. This is the difference between Scioscia and Girardi. Scioscia understands you ride a hot hand in the playoffs. Girardi believes an AB in July is the same as AB in October.

    yea im not complaining Mathis is terrible as a hitter. Look at all his hits…Fastballs trying not to fall behind the .200 hitter

  173. Bryan October 24th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    If Pettitte or Hughes throw balls in the dirt to the free swinging loser Guerrero there is no game today.

    Thanks a bunch!

  174. Gary October 24th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    gb7-

    since the yankees have roughly a 50/50 chance each game. it’s 1 in 2 chance to win tonight and 1 in 2 chance tomorrow, so that’s a 1of 4 chance for the angels to win this series.

    that means a 3 out of 4 chance for the yankees to win the series.

    3/4 X 16 chances= 12 wins

    12 wins out of 16 chances.

    so that fits with the yankees winning 13 out of 16 when they have had 3-1 leads in the post season.

    bottom line is that the yankees are in good shape.

    so why do i feel nervous? :)

    I think your nervous because there is doubt. This is far from a sure thing and we are facing a very good ball club.

  175. CK in LA October 24th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Weather Channel just said the rain is done in DC & Philly. It looks to be moving NE fast ….. not sure if that’s good or bad.

  176. stacey October 24th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    hunters comments were annoyin but best thing yanks can do is beat the angels

  177. CK in LA October 24th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    what did torii say? to who?

  178. Boogie Down October 24th, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Hunter will be watching the World Series on his couch, guaranteed.

  179. GreenBeret7 October 24th, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    In the AFL, Laird is 0-2 with a walk. Kennedy pitched 4 innings, 2 hits, 1 run (earned), 1 walk, 5 strikeouts. 63 pitches, 36 strikes, 1 ground out, 5 fly outs.

    Zach Kroenke: 1 inning, 0 hits, 0 walks, 0 strikeouts, 11 pitches, 10 strikes. 2 ground outs, 1 fly out.

  180. Lou in SoCal October 24th, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Hunter is a PUNK! Can’t wait for him to FAIL!

  181. canofan42 October 24th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    you know what would be awesome?

    If the Yankees win in a blowout today. =]

  182. Rishi October 24th, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    if the game gets called will CC start tomorrow?

  183. m October 24th, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Sorry, Sam, we don’t have to respect Torii Hunter because his lips have been flapping for years.

    The other day when we went up 3-1, he said he wished “that guy” was on our team (either CC or Alex, he was mumbling so I couldn’t tell). I know he’s trying to be funny, but how does that make your teammates who didn’t get it done feel?

    Anyway, I laughed about that comment about the pressure’s on the Yankees. He should stop talking and worry about his team and how they’re going to win another elimination game.

  184. boontonbernie October 24th, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    I live in Bergen County, raining pretty hard right now.

  185. Trevor October 24th, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    What did Hunter say?

  186. pat m in ct October 24th, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    “We’re leading 4-0, top 4th inning and game gets called, to be played to completion on Sunday. Which of our pitchers comes in to face Weaver/Santana….Aceves? Gaudin? Joba? CC?

    We’re down by the same score, game called in 4th, who pitches tomorrow?”

    Scary thought but you’d have to have CC in there to hold things for Robertson and Mo.

  187. m October 24th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Trevor,

    I think the guys posted it. He said it right after Thursday’s win by the Angels.

  188. Blackaccord October 24th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    A partial game today will most likely not favor the yankees.. Angels can pitch saunders today and for the remainder of the game (if played tomorrow) can use weaver, santana or Kazmir.. Yanks have to use Gaudin or Aceves in that role..

  189. Betsy October 24th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    It might be nice if the Yankees could start hitting earlier…I’m not too confident tonight as the Angels have momentum and the Yankees pen aside from Robertson and Mo has not been great.

  190. eric October 24th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    No way this game is getting played tonight! Ughh. Hate that there will be no baseball tonite…

  191. yankeesfandownsouth October 24th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    E-gawa October 24th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    gyaos
    October 24th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    ————-

    Speaking of the Red Sox, Where is your team tonight?
    —————————————————-
    Perhaps the Red Sox are now in the process of falling back into mediocrity, which has been their rightful place for so much of their existence.

  192. Betsy October 24th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Swisher’s a black hole…..at this point, he’s useless.

  193. Gary October 24th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Rishi October 24th, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    if the game gets called will CC start tomorrow?

    Possible if they play a day night doubleheader. Just funnin :-)

    Andy starts game 6 whenever, The question is on the other side with Lackey. Getting another game off could have him getting really into the mix.

    The A’s would love not to have this game played. They want to get to a position where they make it a game of attrition having their best pitchers aval to negate some if not all of the CC advantage if it goes to a game 7. Then win it with one of their classic comebacks in late innings.

  194. Yankee Trader October 24th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Looking at weather.com hourly and 15 min. updates, it looks like the worst will be 9PM for up to 45min to an hour delay in game, which would mean we’d get in 2-3 innings.

    If this holds true my guess is they wait 1&1/2 hours to start the game until the thunderstorms pass thru so as not to interrupt the starting pitchers.

    Thoughts?

    http://www.weather.com/outlook.....r/USNY0998

  195. PL October 24th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    I think Swish will walk 3 tmes tonight

  196. Cindy G October 24th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Daily News is saying MLB won’t decide on game until 7:00 pm

  197. PleaseNotAgain October 24th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    I love Pedro. I would love to welcome him back to bronx. I have nothing but respect for him as an opponent.

  198. PL October 24th, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    Cindy G October 24th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Daily News is saying MLB won’t decide on game until 7:00 pm

    wow MLB has no courtesy for the fans who spend their hard earned money. Call the game or dont dont make people stand in the rain for nothing

  199. CK in LA October 24th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Weather Channel just said the heaviest rains were moving north of NYC. They’re updating quite often because of the game. Rain done to the south.

  200. Patrick October 24th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    So what did Torii Hunter say? I completely missed that. Anyone have a link to his comments?

    I respect his ability but this year he’s made an ass of himself. He really embarrassed himself with the Prince Fielder comments now it sounds like he said something dopey about the Yanks.

  201. Jim October 24th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    pedro will got rocked.

  202. Antonio October 24th, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    MLB will wait til 7pm and decide to call the game or not according to the daily news.

  203. pat October 24th, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    GB

    You’ll love this….

    Clubhouses was opened to media to provide player access in lieu of field access during BP. Not one player here. Decision on game pending.
    2 minutes ago from Tweetie

  204. m October 24th, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    It’s nothing terrible, it wasn’t disrespectful as far as I could tell, but he said that the pressure’s on the Yankees. Did he allude to the 2004? My memory’s fuzzy. I guess I better hunt down those comments.

  205. baseballfab October 24th, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Now Fat Mike says it is not raining at all? Is everyone on Acid? is it raining or not?

  206. CK in LA October 24th, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Patrick October 24th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    So what did Torii Hunter say? I completely missed that. Anyone have a link to his comments?

    I respect his ability but this year he’s made an ass of himself. He really embarrassed himself with the Prince Fielder comments now it sounds like he said something dopey about the Yanks.
    —–

    So Cal can have that effect on people ……..

  207. Rishi October 24th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Gary
    October 24th, 2009 at 5:52 pm
    Rishi October 24th, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    if the game gets called will CC start tomorrow?

    Possible if they play a day night doubleheader. Just funnin

    Andy starts game 6 whenever, The question is on the other side with Lackey. Getting another game off could have him getting really into the mix.

    The A’s would love not to have this game played. They want to get to a position where they make it a game of attrition having their best pitchers aval to negate some if not all of the CC advantage if it goes to a game 7. Then win it with one of their classic comebacks in late innings.

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

    That is my worry :) i would rather see lackey v. cc than lackey v. andy

  208. hardwired7 October 24th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    It seems Nick Swisher has the uncanny ability to hit at all parks except Angel Stadium and Yankee Stadium.

  209. Cindy G October 24th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    PL

    “wow MLB has no courtesy for the fans who spend their hard earned money. Call the game or dont dont make people stand in the rain for nothing”

    I know–You’ve got 50,000+ people heading for the stadium on a rainy night. Babysitters, hotels, gas, trains, tolls, parking, etc., etc. They want to get this game in, that’s obvious.

  210. PL October 24th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    He basically said the Yankees have the pressure on them when they won game 3 i believe, he says man in every sentence which bothers me….He did that stupid fake out on Posada..He made it seem like Swisher left early and the dumb Ump bought it…He is so overrated its not even funny…When the Angels win he is a comment machine…When they lose he is the first one in the clubhouse with no comment…Having said that he is a hell of a guy :/

  211. Drive 4-5 October 24th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Torri Hunter, bt all accounts, is one of the game’s good guys. That’s not to say the fans shouldnt make him feel uncomfortable in the Stadium, but everything I’ve ever heard or read about Hunter is positive. He grew up in one of the toughest metropolitan areas of the country and had a crack addict for a father. His mom is a terrific lady and still teaches school in the city Hunter grew up in ( Pine Bluffs, Arkansas).

    Acording to Wikipedia:
    “Hunter contributes to many charities, including the “Torii Hunter Project Education Initiative,” which provides college scholarships to students in California, Arkansas, Nevada and Minnesota, the Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy in Las Vegas, a partnership with Major League Baseball to help maintain and improve baseball diamonds in inner cities, the Big Brothers and the Prostate Cancer Foundation, and in addition, Hunter helped fund construction of a youth softball field in Placentia, California in 2008.This work has resulted in Hunter being presented with the Branch Rickey Award in 2009, which rewards excellence in charity work.”

    Hunter isnt a jerk. He’s just talking up his team.

  212. NETFLE October 24th, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Sam BORE-DOM … talk to us … when will they announce status of the game??? Your a reporter. So report!

  213. 100 pitches of fun... October 24th, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    If the heavy rain is supposed to be around 9:00 they aren’t going to know anything at 7:00. Just wait it out. It’s not even raining there right now. It has been off and on. They already opened the stadium and now they would send the people home before the game starts? You can’t do that.

  214. Rishi October 24th, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    nyp_joelsherman Game 6 is postponed, Post has learned
    less than 20 seconds ago from TweetDeck

  215. William Buckner October 24th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Not MLB’s fault. Fox is the tail that wags this dog. Think about it, play tonight and the game is unopposed. Tomorrow is opposed by NFL game. Same Monday night.

    They want this played tonight, badly.

  216. m October 24th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    I don’t know if these are the comments that Sam is alluding to, but here’s the one I saw, “The pressure’s not on us, definitely,” said Torii Hunter, the centerfielder who had an RBI single and a pair of walks. “We’re going to their hometown. Their fans are tough … But we’re going to go out there and grind us a baseball game. We’re going to have some fun.”

  217. PL October 24th, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Im sure he’s done awesome things in his life but I still dont like him as a player…He’s played on teams that have never gotten it done…He has no right to say anything until his team does something

  218. NETFLE October 24th, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Speak of the devil, Sam BORE-DOM scooped badly by Sherman.

  219. Get Yer Damn Hands Off of Her October 24th, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    I’m in DC and the weather has cleared and the sun is out, lets hope it runs up the coast to the Bronx !

  220. thunderzz October 24th, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    It’s official they postponed it darn it

  221. Adam October 24th, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    I’m thinking a start sometime around 10:20.

  222. Betsy October 24th, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    http://www.nj.com/yankees/index.ssf/…nager_joe.html

    Quote:
    Then manager Joe Girardi pulled him from the game. He “had to do it,” he would say Friday.
    He inserted Freddy Guzman as a pinch-runner, removing the Yankees best hitter in favor of a faster runner. The bases would load and the Yankees would still lose, regardless of Girardi’s choice.
    But how hard was the decision to take out A-Rod?
    “Extremely hard,” Girardi said during an optional workout Friday. “But that’s one of the few situations that you know you have to do it. Because if there’s a ball in the gap, you have to make sure that guy can score. Alex runs the bases very well, but sometimes it’s that extra step that can tie or win a game for you.”

    __________________

    I’m sorry, this is just scary…..

  223. Kevin October 24th, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    How late are they allowed to play?

    Does the AL 2:00 AM curfew apply for the playoffs?

  224. Rishi October 24th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    SOOOOOOOOOOOO ANNOYING – the delay helps the Angels…

  225. thunderzz October 24th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    http://twitter.com/NYP_JoelSherman

    Game was postponed

  226. baseballfab October 24th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    More Sherman

    Game 6 will be made up tomorrow and Game 7 will be moved to Monday, if necessary, both start times will be 7:57 p.m.

  227. baseballfab October 24th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    And one more Sherman tweet

    weather is good now, but the forecast was just no good.

  228. m October 24th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Not happy. Watch, it’ll clear up.

    Oh, well, at least it’s not a wait and see situation for tonight.

    Timmy K. just said that Pettitte pitches well with extra rest. Let’s hope so!

  229. 100 pitches of fun... October 24th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Damn, I can’t believe they didn’t even wait until game time.

  230. PL October 24th, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    so unreal Mike F is flipping his diet coke and everything….

  231. Trevor October 24th, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Games canceled.

  232. Betsy October 24th, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    I don’t know what Torri Hunter said, but I couldn’t care less about his background. He’s got a big mouth……..

    I’m glad the game was post-poned. Who wants to deal with rain delays and probable loss of pitchers?

  233. The Ghost October 24th, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    great, now I have to buy another tv. Can they change the Giant game to a 1pm start?

  234. PL October 24th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    this is bull man…Angels were prolly crying

  235. GreenBeret7 October 24th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    pat
    October 24th, 2009 at 5:58 pm
    GB

    You’ll love this….

    Clubhouses was opened to media to provide player access in lieu of field access during BP. Not one player here. Decision on game pending.
    2 minutes ago from Tweetie

    ————————————————————

    game is cancelled.

  236. weatherman October 24th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    i’m waiting to hear from multiple sources before i believe it…i assume its true but its just weird that they called it now when they said they would wait

  237. NETFLE October 24th, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Nice scoop Joel Sherman. As usual Sam BORE-DOM dropped the ball on this story.

  238. PL October 24th, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    god cant they wait it out a bit…What pieces of garbage

  239. Patrick October 24th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    I wouldn’t say Hunter is a jerk, just a moron. He’s obviously a good guy and a hard worker but he is kind of dopey.

  240. Median October 24th, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    randy l. October 24th, 2009 at 5:29 pm
    “The Yanks have had a 3-2 lead in games in the post season 16 times. They’ve won those post season series 13 times.”
    gb7-
    since the yankees have roughly a 50/50 chance each game. it’s 1 in 2 chance to win tonight and 1 in 2 chance tomorrow, so that’s a 1of 4 chance for the angels to win this series.
    that means a 3 out of 4 chance for the yankees to win the series.
    3/4 X 16 chances= 12 wins
    12 wins out of 16 chances.
    so that fits with the yankees winning 13 out of 16 when they have had 3-1 leads in the post season.
    so why do i feel nervous?
    ————————-

    randy –

    Excellent analysis, proud of you! Tin Cup’s logic runs rings around 95% of the posters on this blog. Did you enjoy math when you were a kid?

    To tweak your estimate a bit: based on long-term averages the home team has a 4 percentage point advantage. So the odds of LAA winning 2 games is 0.46*0.46 = 0.21 ==> Yanks odds of winning is about 79%. Even better: NYY had a better overall record this season in a slightly tougher division, so give them an additional say 5 percentage point advantage. Then we get 1 – 0.41*0.41 ==> 83% chance the Yanks prevail.

    Bottom line: Don’t worry, be happy! http://tinyurl.com/yl4rdbb

  241. Erica - always OPPC October 24th, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    new thread :arrow:

  242. Rishi October 24th, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    not only cancelled, but moved to 7:57! What a joke! What happened to noon?

  243. PL October 24th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    what a bummer x 1000…anyone know Pettite stats on extra rest??

  244. Trevor October 24th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    This sucks cause both the Giant and Yankees starts at the same time.

  245. GreenBeret7 October 24th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    The rainout doesn’t hurt or help either team more than the other. Pettitte gets an extra day’s rest. Angels will still pitch Saunders. I’d rather the cancel tonight than start and stop the game 2 or 3 times, killing the pen. I’d also prefer to not see players hurt or the game be marred by sloppy play because of field conditions.

  246. Betsy October 24th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Why does the delay help the Angels?

  247. PleaseNotAgain October 24th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    CC IN SIX CC IN SIX CC IN SIX CC IN SIX CC IN SIX CC IN SIX CC IN SIX CC IN SIX

  248. PL October 24th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    Cant we have a damn weekend in New York with no rain

  249. Betsy October 24th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    In any case, if the Yankees end up blowing the series, it’s their own fault.

  250. PleaseNotAgain October 24th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    Betsy,
    Now instead of Saunders and Weaver starting 6 and 7 they get Weaver and Lackey (or Saunders and LAckey if they prefer).

  251. Joe from Long Island October 24th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Can’t fault them for calling it – can you imagine if a bad play effected the final result, or if someone is hurt. Or if the game is delayed for a few hours, resulting in them resuming at 2 in the AM. Or trying to complete it tomorrow afternoon, then play again in the evening, and the effect on the bullpens. I would bet they talked to the managers, also. I can’t see anyone being in favor of a sloppy game.

    So, we wait another 24 hours.

  252. Betsy October 24th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    GB, that is exactly how I feel. The Yankees have to sit around sure, but so do the Angels. I want an even playing field for both teams – I don’t like any team, even the opposing team, having to lose their SP.

    Man, this is normally my favorite time of year (Autumn). September was OK, but October has been a complete and utter washout. Ick to the 10th degree.

  253. RhapsodyInBlue October 24th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    It does make sense, all the game 7 discussions withstanding. The last thing I want to see tonight is Andy in a groove and then a rain delay.

  254. PL October 24th, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    If the Angels sart Weaver…The Yanks shud start CC

  255. NETFLE October 24th, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Has Sam Bore-dom taken a vow of silence today? How about some info on the rainout??? Your a reporter … REPORT! Its bad enough the Post broke the news a half hour ago and scooped you.

  256. anthony October 24th, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    rupert murdoch is a greedy low life because he had this game called iam here it is not even raining its just that these fox low lifes are greedy and they don’t even know the game as for torri hunter he is just always a loud mouth classless piece of trash like his fat manager .

  257. The Other Phil October 24th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Her Netfle, why don’t you shut your hole? He has, you know, a job to do. You’ll know what that is when you get older.

  258. Ben October 24th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    peter a. trying to make news again.

  259. iesheos October 25th, 2009 at 2:30 am

    It does make sense, all the game 7 discussions withstanding. The last thing I want to see tonight is Andy in a groove and then a rain delay.

  260. saucY October 26th, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    UPDATE, Who’s Your Daddy Edition, 5:15 p.m.: Josh again. I forgot to mention that — if the Yankees reach the World Series — Pedro wants the ball in Game 2 of the World Series at Yankee Stadium. Discuss.

    -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=

    I hope Andy beans him, for old time’s sake!

  261. gadddhh February 11th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

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