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Game 6 postponed

Posted by: Sam Borden - Posted in Misc on Oct 24, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Game 6 has been called because of weather. It will be played Sunday at 8:20 p.m. More info to come.

UPDATE, 6:45 p.m.: Here’s the release from the Yankees.

Major League Baseball has announced that tonight’s game between the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Angels at Yankee Stadium has been postponed due to inclement weather. The game is rescheduled for Sunday, October 25 at 8:20 p.m.

Fans holding tickets for Saturday’s postponed game (ALCS Home Game 3 at Yankee Stadium) must use them for the rescheduled game between the Yankees and Angels on Sunday, October 25 at 8:20 p.m. Gates will open at 5:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Please note that the only valid tickets for Sunday’s rescheduled game are those for ALCS Home Game 3 at Yankee Stadium and that there are no refunds or exchanges for tickets to the postponed game.

Tickets for ALCS Home Game 4 at Yankee Stadium will be valid for ALCS Game 7, only if necessary, on Monday, October 26 at 7:57 p.m.

UPDATE, 6:47 p.m.: Joe Girardi just met with the media and confirmed that Andy Pettitte is still his Game 6 starter. CC Sabathia will pitch Game 7, if necessary, on one day’s extra rest Monday. Don’t forget that Sabathia made just about every start over the last month of the season with one extra day’s rest, so it’s hardly unfamiliar territory. Here’s the audio:

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UPDATE, 7:03 p.m.: It’s absolutely pouring and there was lightning in the area, but Andy Pettitte is out doing his running on the warning track. Hopefully he doesn’t drown.

UPDATE, 7:04 p.m.: Now they’ve turned the lights out in the Stadium. You’d assume Sabathia would start tomorrow if Andy is swept away by the current.

UPDATE, 7:08 p.m. We can all rest easy now; Pettitte managed to swim back to the dugout safely.

 
 

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219 Responses to “Game 6 postponed”

  1. Mike R October 24th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Booooooo

  2. Ed in PR October 24th, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    dammit

  3. Ben October 24th, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    I hate the weather.

  4. ChrisAutriche October 24th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Seriously, they can’t schedule it for 1pm tomorrow? What if it rains again at 8?

    Stupid TV channels and their deathgrip on scheduling.

  5. thunderzz October 24th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Im not sure if Im gonna make it for another. this wait is killing me slowly.

  6. CK in LA October 24th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Crap.

    Although, I kind of like that Fox will have the Yankees while NBC has the Giants …. anything that upsets Fox is ok.

  7. m October 24th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Well, it is better than the Yankees playing in miserable conditions.

  8. boschee October 24th, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    ChrisAutriche, you should know by now that it is all about ratings. 8 pm gives them much better ratings than 1 pm. Not only that the forecast for tomorrow night is not bad.

  9. The Ghost October 24th, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Wow, talk about no respect for the fans. Why didn’t they make this decision hours ago.

  10. 100 pitches of fun... October 24th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Watch it probably won’t rain at all tonight…This stinks..

  11. Joker, The October 24th, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Figures. Now we have to sit on that crappy loss even longer.

  12. chris October 24th, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    GOD DAMNIT!

    Now its on same time as the Giants….FML!!!

  13. JoeT 28 in 10!! October 24th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  14. Aura October 24th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    I’d come back with CC tomorrow, get this thing over with.

  15. ChrisAutriche October 24th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    @boschee – I know, I was just hoping I would get to see one game at a sensible time; 8pm means 2am start for me – and seeing that I’ll be working 50+ hours next 5 days I don’t think I can justify watching the game then.

  16. Ralph October 24th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    That sux!!

  17. NYY626 - GO ANDY October 24th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Wow this stinks. 8pm tomorrow can’t come soon enough.

  18. m October 24th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    And this actually helps. As long as the weather is good tomorrow, it should be a full house. No way would the stadium be full or rocking in that kind of weather. Even good fans have to draw the line somewhere.

  19. Trevor October 24th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    This sucks cause both the Giants and Yankees play at the same time.

  20. stacey October 24th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    rain really stinks..no angels might bring back lackey..really need to end it tomorrow

  21. Brian October 24th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    boooooo. what am i supposed to do tonight now?!

  22. RS October 24th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    The playoff schedules are a joke. They could have played this game in the afternoon and gotten it in. Now we have to wait until tomorrow night.

  23. GreenBeret7 October 24th, 2009 at 6:14 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.

  24. CR9 October 24th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    I dont believe it. The weather screwed us in 2004. Now this. Even nature is against us.

  25. RS October 24th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    “no angels might bring back lackey”

    They can’t use Lackey until Game 7. Otherwise he would be on two days rest.

  26. Aura October 24th, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Probably a good time to pick up Giant tickets cheap at Stub Hub

  27. m October 24th, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Aura,

    And if we lose Game 6? Then you decide to go to Andy in Game 7?

  28. stacey October 24th, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    yeah defenatly wouldnt wanna start and stop w/our pen right now..

  29. andrew33 October 24th, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Nothing you can do about the rain, but since last Saturday, they’ve only played 3 times. Hopefully in the future MLB drops that day off in between game 4 and game 5.

  30. PleaseNotAgain October 24th, 2009 at 6:16 pm

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

    GO FOR THE KILL GIRARDI, YOU DUMB TWIT

  31. chambliss October 24th, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    I am bummed out about no game tonight, but better to cancel now than waste a start by Andy.

    However, as much as I like Andy, I would start CC tomorrow night. This series needs to end now. If the Yankees lose tomorrow, I don’t want Sabathia out there on Monday because then you lose him until game 3 of the world series.

    I would rather go for the win tomorrow and then let Sabathia pitch on 3 days rest on Thursday.

  32. baseball guy October 24th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Was just in the bronx

    It is pouring

    They made the right call

  33. Brian October 24th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    this is what’s annoying about the playoffs with these tv stations ruining everything. they could’ve easily gotten this game in at 1pm today. and the rain does not bode well for the yankees. because now if it goes to game 7 and the yanks win, we won’t have cc for game 1 on wednesday.

  34. dan October 24th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Nooooooo! This suxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx! :(

  35. chris October 24th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Anyone who wants CC in game 6 is an idiot.

  36. jason October 24th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    I don’t understand why people who are only concerned with ratings want to go up against sunday night football,especially since its the same market.

  37. PleaseNotAgain October 24th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    There is no reason, NONE, not to start CC in Game 6. It’s his normal rest. Turn him loose. CC vs. Saunders/Weaver is a mismatch.

  38. joeysdadjoe October 24th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    GreenBeret7
    October 24th, 2009 at 6:14 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.

    It doesn’t help either team for game 6 but if there is a 7 the Angels can bring back Lackey.Still CC is the better pitcher so its only a small benefit.

  39. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 24th, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Man, I hope Christina heard the news on the radio before she got too far.

    What is UP with the weather in New York? Its been crazy rainy at weekends this summer.

  40. CR9 October 24th, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Thanks alot weather of New York. The weather decided it was not going to help us the way snow in New England means an automatic Pats victory, albeit with a referee aided tuck rule thrown in there.

  41. Joe from Long Island October 24th, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    GB7 – absolutely. It will be much better weather tomorrow. As far as Angels’ pitching – number 1, there’s no choice, this is what it’s going to be, and, besides, as Sterling always says, you can’t predict baseball. Hey, champs don’t let these things bother them.

  42. Erica - always OPPC October 24th, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    On account of the lack of baseball I am out of here

    25 hours and 41 minutes until Game 6!!!!!!

  43. PleaseNotAgain October 24th, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    because now if it goes to game 7 and the yanks win, we won’t have cc for game 1 on wednesday.

    Uh, if it goes 7 and CC pitches Monday he doesn’t start until Game THREE!

    That is why you start CC tonight. If the Yankees advance CC is ready to go in 2 and 6.

  44. GreenBeret7 October 24th, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Brandon Laird hit a game tying home run in the AFL. Mike Dunn is pitching. 11 pitches, 9 strikes, 2 strikeouts to the first 2 batters. Gave up a solo homer to break the tie.

    Dunn’s inning: 1 inning, 1 hit, 1 run, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts. 1 Homer alllowed. 14 pitches, 11 strikes. one fly out.

  45. Aura October 24th, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Aura,

    And if we lose Game 6? Then you decide to go to Andy in Game 7?

    ———

    yes, the Yankees still have the advantage with a 3-2 lead, going with Sabathia would put 10x more pressure on the Angels. Let Andy pitch game 1 of the WS.

  46. Erin October 24th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    Very disappointing. I was really looking forward to baseball tonight.

  47. PleaseNotAgain October 24th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    CC IN SIX CC IN SIX CC IN SIX

  48. m October 24th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    If CC is not going to pitch game 1, I bet he’d love to pitch game 3. Dude loves to hit.

  49. NYY626 - GO ANDY October 24th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    Starting CC tomorrow makes NO sense. 1st of all, we have Andy Pettitte on the mound, not some scrub. He has been on the mound this year when we clinched the division and the ALDS. Let him pitch. Second, if it goes to game 7, we’ll have our ace on the mound.

  50. Matt A October 24th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    so tomorrow night at 8 pm, me and my mom will be in jersey at the giant game, while across the river, my dad and sister will be in the bronx. what a night.

  51. joeysdadjoe October 24th, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    I would hold CC back for game 7.If you needlessly start him in game 6 you can’t match him up against Lee in game 1.Yeah I know we haven’t won anything yet but Pettite/CC 6/7 gives us the best chance.

  52. Hova October 24th, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    We have 2 games to play with. No reason to use CC tomorrow. Rather save him for a game 7 or game 1 world series.

    In Andy we trust.

  53. CR9 October 24th, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    “Very disappointing. I was really looking forward to baseball tonight.”

    Looking forward to watching baseball being played tonight? or Baseball Tonight? ;) I cannot imagine anyone excited to see Baseball Tonight :)

  54. m October 24th, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    I don’t know, it would make more sense to me to possibly save CC to face Cliff Lee.

    If you don’t have faith that Andy can’t get it done in game 6, then how can you have faith that he’ll get it done in game 7? Just because the off chance that the Angels will choke on the pressure?

  55. cq October 24th, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Yes! We should start cc game 6! Cc is better than andy,and we don’t want this to go to a game 7. Stop worrying about the world series,we need to get there first!

  56. vin October 24th, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    I think I should get credit for my GTLU entry.

    Not sure of the forecast for tomorrow night, but I agree with GB7… better to postpone tonight than have to burn your starter after 2 innings.

  57. RyanM October 24th, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    Got as far as Noroton Heights right before Stamford… And the train pa told us we could all get off the train and wait for a return train… At least we didn’t get all the way there!

  58. NETFLE October 24th, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    Sam BORE-dom is a day late and a dollar short with this info. The Post’s Joel Sherman had the scoop first.

  59. m October 24th, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    Oops. If you don’t have faith that Andy can get it done in Game 6, how can you have faith that he’ll get it done in game 7?

  60. pat October 24th, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    Wonder how many people have Yankee and Giant tickets for tomorrow night.

    There could be some bargains on Stub Hub in the next 24 hours.

  61. CK in LA October 24th, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    Ok, the bright side ….. I can go out for a drink tonight and not be hassled too much!

  62. Golden October 24th, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    No, you pitch Andy tomorrow. He’s done it before, he’ll do it again!

    We have CC for either ALCS Game 7 or WS Game 1.

  63. pat October 24th, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    The empty clubhouse when it opened to the media means the players knew before Joel Sherman.

  64. joeysdadjoe October 24th, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    Andy Pettite has done this before.He isn’t Chad Gaudin guys.

  65. stacey October 24th, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    yanks gotta end it tomorrow so they can have a couple days to relax..

  66. Aura October 24th, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    m, If you have an Uzi fully loaded, you don’t protect your position with a shotgun even though that shotgun has been reliable in the past.

  67. RS October 24th, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    I don’t think the Yankees need to pitch Sabathia tomorrow. I have confidence in their ability to win at home with Pettitte.

    The two games the Angels won this series, they outscored the Yankees by a grand total of 2 runs, and that was with the Angels playing at home with their best two pitchers on the mound (Weaver and Lackey). Counting on Saunders to win a game at Yankee Stadium is a much tougher task than anything they’ve done this entire series.

  68. vey October 24th, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    2001 MVP for ALCS Andrew Eugene Pettitte,he can do it!!

    At all cost CC needs to face Cliff LEE.

    Joe should feel bad about his lousy game management and that this game is even necessary.

  69. voice of reason October 24th, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Gaudin tomorrow night! Give Chad a chamce for crying out loud! He helped get us here.

  70. pat October 24th, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Girardi already said it’s Andy for Game 6 so why debate what’s not happening when you can just wait and go straight to second guessing if it doesn’t work out. :wink:

  71. m October 24th, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Aura,

    I think you’re assuming something that might not come to fruition.

    Well, anyway, Girardi’s already made the decision days ago. He’s not passing over Andy. That would be a desperate move.

  72. Betsy October 24th, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Please not again (from prior thread), thanks! Still, if the Yankees don’t win, it’s their own fault and not Mother Nature’s. I don’t believe in stewing about something like this……..

  73. Vader October 24th, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Erica…does this mean you can’t shower until tomorrow night?

  74. Joe October 24th, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    At least I’ll get to see a Carolina game in full tonight.

  75. CK in LA October 24th, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Pettitte definitely tomorrow. Can’t imagine nerves would get to him. If he doesn’t have it, the bring Gaudin in.

  76. Aura October 24th, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    RS, if the Yankees were down 3-2 and the rainout gave Lackey a turn on regular rest do you think Scioscia would hesitate skipping over Saunders to pitch Lackey?

  77. Tarheelyank October 24th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    NETFLE

    go away idiot.

  78. 27 October 24th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Great! Now I can fly in from Boulder for the game.

    See you tomorrow!!!!!

  79. m October 24th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Why is everyone afraid of Lackey on short rest? We got to him on full rest.

  80. Aura October 24th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    m, skipping over Andy to pitch Sabathia on 3 days rest would be a desperate move. Passing over your #3 to go with your lights out #1 starter on regular rest is not a desperate move. It’s actually common sense. Something Girardi has been lacking in this post season.

  81. PL October 24th, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    m October 24th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Why is everyone afraid of Lackey on short rest? We got to him on full rest.

    We did? He had Posada struck out…Then Darren Oliver shi* the bed…Im deathly afraid of Lackey

  82. Naz October 24th, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    7:57, 8:00 or 8:05 what time

  83. Bronx Bombers Girl October 24th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Well one more day of waiting around for our boys to clinch. I really wanted them to win today! Ok now got to make alternate plans for tonight! Catch all my Yankee fans tomorrow!

  84. RS October 24th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    “RS, if the Yankees were down 3-2 and the rainout gave Lackey a turn on regular rest do you think Scioscia would hesitate skipping over Saunders to pitch Lackey?”

    Yes, for two reasons.

    1) Saunders does not have the history that Pettitte does, so it’s unfair to compare the two.

    2) He already skipped over Weaver to let Saunders pitch tonight. Weaver is a better pitcher than Saunders, so obviusly he has no problem throwing an inferior pitcher out there.

  85. m October 24th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Aura,

    Pitching your #3 in a game 7, when you could’ve had your #1 pitch in a win or go home game lacks common sense.

    This is why CC pitched on short rest in Game 4, so that he could line up for a possible game 7.

  86. Ace (Yankees, Giants, Knicks Fan) October 24th, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Perfect. Goes right up against my Giants. But the Yankees, as always, will get the nod.

  87. GreenBeret7 October 24th, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Pettitte is 73-48 on 5 or more days rest and an ERA of 3.90. That as close to his normal numbers as you can get. A little better, actually. This year, he’s 8-2 with a 3.57 ERA. Considerably better than on normal rest.

  88. m October 24th, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Best case scenario? Andy wins game 6, and CC pitches game 1 of the WS.
    Worst case scenario? Andy loses game 6, and we have CC pitching in an elimination game.

    If you go with CC tomorrow?

    Best case scenario? CC wins game 6, and we go to the WS.
    Worst case scenario? CC loses game 6, and we have Andy pitching an elimination game.

  89. Lisa October 24th, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    I believe the reason Weaver was skipped in both Game 2 and Game 6 was due to the fact he is a fly ball pitcher and there was concern about the home runs in Yankee Stadium. Also, I think the Angels wanted a lefty against the Yankees at home so they went with Saunders.

  90. Aura October 24th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    m, but the rain out pushes him up a day. Regardless of who pitches I think the Yankees with Game 6 but there is always the “any given day” scenario that makes me think it would be wiser to go with your best as soon as you can. Sort of in the same vein as going for the winning field goal on 3rd down in case their is a bad snap.

  91. Laura - I need a valium! October 24th, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    They did the right thing by calling the game. Both Sunday and Monday’s forecasts are clear. We’ve waited this long; we can wait one more day.

  92. m October 24th, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Aura,

    But it’s the same kicker whether or not it’s 3rd down or 4th down. ;)

    I can see both POV, but the Yankees thought this out 3 days ago when they saw reports of inclement weather. And they want CC in any game 7 scenario.

  93. GreenBeret7 October 24th, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Laura – I need a valium!
    October 24th, 2009 at 6:45 pm
    They did the right thing by calling the game. Both Sunday and Monday’s forecasts are clear. We’ve waited this long; we can wait one more day.

    ————————————————————

    Why are you bringing patience and common sense to this board? It has no place here.

  94. MikeBoston October 24th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    No way you go with CC tomorrow, that is a total panic move.

  95. Rishi October 24th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    I’m less concerned with these games and more concerned with what happens to the pitching match ups for the WS. most scenarios right now don’t work out well…

  96. Aura October 24th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    m, Pettitte in closeout games since 2001 is 1-3 with almost a 6 ERA. He’s not the same clutch pitcher he was earlier in his career. CC is in his prime.

  97. Joe's Man- October 24th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    On the plus side, it’s one more day for Swisher to come down with some sort of debilitating infection of some sort.

  98. Ace (Yankees, Giants, Knicks Fan) October 24th, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    MikeBoston October 24th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    No way you go with CC tomorrow, that is a total panic move.
    ———————————————

    Hasn’t Girardi already said that Andy will pitch game 6, whenever it may be?

  99. GreenBeret7 October 24th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Rishi, it will either be Sabathia or Burnett to open against Lee. You generally know what you get with Sabathia. With Burnett, you just never know. He can shut down any team on the planet, or any team on the planet can rock him. I think that regardless of the pitcher for NYY, it’s on the heads of the offense to get to Lee early and often. He’s going to throw strikes, so you attack him early.

  100. igotid88 October 24th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    I hope it doesn’t affect us like in 2006 against the Tigers.

  101. Vrsce October 24th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Being as the Yankees must win this series before moving on; this delay is a good thing. It allows CC to pitch on full rest, if needed. If not, no harm done. Take care of business and don’t under rate the Angels.

    then focus on Philly. If we are so fortunate as to get there.

  102. Rishi October 24th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    GB –

    My cousin is tell me (he’s good at this stuff) that Lee will throw 3 times and the Yankees don’t match up well against him…

  103. Blackaccord October 24th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    alabama is gonna lose…

  104. Aura October 24th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Ace, I think Girardi has yet again put himself in a position to be 2nd guessed. Scioscia wisely, did not make a decision on his game 6 starter because of the weather.

    I don’t think the Angels have momentum in game 6 because they’ve only won 1 game in a row, they are not at home, and they are still down 3-2. If you pitch Sabathia you increase the odds exponentially. The only good reason for NOT pitching CC is so he’ll be available for Game 1 of the WS and many many managers have paid dearly in the past for looking ahead in the playoffs.

  105. RS October 24th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Another way to look at it is Pettitte against Saunders and Sabathia against Weaver or Lackey on short rest gives the Yankees the pitching advantage in both games.

    Pitching Sabathia tomorrow gives the Yankees a big advantage, but if they were to lose that game, the Angels can match up pretty evenly with Pettitte in Game 7 by throwing one of their two best pitchers at us.

    I’d rather go with the scenario that gives us the advantage in BOTH games.

  106. 100 pitches of fun... October 24th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    I know you don’t want to look ahead until you win this series but…If this series goes 7 games and the Yanks win their pitching will be terribly messed up. Gaudin would have to pitch game 2 of the WS. Unless CC goes on 3 days rest again. If the series goes 7 games then AJ is your game 1 starter. With all the pressure on him that would be terrible. Yanks need to win tomorrow!!

  107. Ace (Yankees, Giants, Knicks Fan) October 24th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Rishi October 24th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    GB –

    My cousin is tell me (he’s good at this stuff) that Lee will throw 3 times and the Yankees don’t match up well against him…
    ———————————————-

    He’ll have to throw on short rest at least once for that scenario to happen. Lee has never pitched on short rest in his career.

  108. pat October 24th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    “I hope it doesn’t affect us like in 2006 against the Tigers.”

    They were coming off a win in 2006. We should hope it affects the Angels like it affected the Yankees in 2006.

  109. m October 24th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Aura,

    That’s precisely why you pitch Andy in a game 6 (closeout)rather than a game 7 (elimination).

    The fault in your logic, however sound it may seem, is that you’re assuming a win anytime that CC takes the mound. Of course, you like his chances, but funnier things have happened.

    Almost every Yankee fan would want to see CC over anyone else in a game 7, if there even is one.

  110. GreenBeret7 October 24th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Rishi
    October 24th, 2009 at 6:53 pm
    GB –

    My cousin is tell me (he’s good at this stuff) that Lee will throw 3 times and the Yankees don’t match up well against him…

    ————————————————————

    I guess the issue would be: Do you hope for a top of the line effort from Burnett or just figure that it’s a close to certain deal that Lee will win, so why waste Sabathia and hope Burnett has it in game #2?

  111. Aura October 24th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Another thing about pitching CC tomorrow is it would have given the Yankees a mental edge. It would have had the Angels praying for the rain to stop all day – then when the game gets called they become demoralized understanding that it gives them CC on regular rest. I doubt Torii Hunter would be mouthing off tomorrow afternoon knowing he’ll have to face CC again.

  112. m October 24th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Okay, we’ll just let SJ44 settle the debate. ;)

  113. RS October 24th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    “The only good reason for NOT pitching CC is so he’ll be available for Game 1 of the WS and many many managers have paid dearly in the past for looking ahead in the playoffs.”

    Your point would be valid if tomorrow was Game 7 and the Yankees were pitching Pettitte instead of Sabathia. The fact that Sabathia will be ready to start a do or die game if necessary contradicts the idea that Girardi is sacrificing the ALCS for the WS.

    IMO, I want Andy out there in a game that is close to a must-win but not quite, while having CC ready for a game that IS must-win.

  114. GreenBeret7 October 24th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Aura
    October 24th, 2009 at 6:55 pm
    Ace, I think Girardi has yet again put himself in a position to be 2nd guessed. Scioscia wisely, did not make a decision on his game 6 starter because of the weather.

    I don’t think the Angels have momentum in game 6 because they’ve only won 1 game in a row, they are not at home, and they are still down 3-2. If you pitch Sabathia you increase the odds exponentially. The only good reason for NOT pitching CC is so he’ll be available for Game 1 of the WS and many many managers have paid dearly in the past for looking ahead in the playoffs.

    ————————————————————

    Yeah, Sciosca’s so much smarter that he’s in a 3-2 hole on the road and scraped through two close wins.

  115. pat October 24th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Phillies should all be saying a little prayer for a Game 6 win for the Yankees.

    A Game 7 Monday would mean the Phil’s wouldn’t know if they are taking an hour train ride or a 5 hour flight until Tuesday for a Wednesday night game.

  116. Angel - A tale told by idiots - full of sound and fury, signifying nothing. October 24th, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    So they should base their rotations choices based on what is more likely to shut Torii Hunter up?

    I see.

    I’m no fan of the guy myself, but that is ludicrous.

  117. Erin October 24th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    CR9
    October 24th, 2009 at 6:23 pm
    “Very disappointing. I was really looking forward to baseball tonight.”

    Looking forward to watching baseball being played tonight? or Baseball Tonight? I cannot imagine anyone excited to see Baseball Tonight

    ***************8
    LOL. There would be something wrong with me if I got excited over Baseball Tonight. :)

  118. Blackaccord October 24th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Lee won’t be able to pitch 3 times in the ws.. There are no off days between games 3,4,5 …If he pitches in game 4, it has to be on 3 days rest which means that he has to pitch in game 7 on 3 days rest.. I think he goes game 1 and game 5… available in the bullpen for game 7..

  119. Noah's Ark October 24th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    They can play at my place, plenty of rooom.

  120. igotid88 October 24th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    If there’s a game 7. They should go with AJ.

  121. m October 24th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Angel,

    I think that all of us (except Sam) think that shutting up Torii Hunter would be a very good thing. ;)

  122. vey October 24th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    CC has to start game 1 of WS,if not AJ starts against Cliff LEE.does anyone want AJ in game 1. I don’t think so?

    Why couldn’t Gaudin get a game 7(if needed) start,IF he gets into trouble(loading bases ) go to the Pen.Every game he started the Yankees won.

    Joe’s bad game management,the 3 man rotation,plus the chance HOPE of the weather cooperating ,was all a BIG RISK.

  123. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes October 24th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    alrighty, never mind…it appears to be raining as we speak. mis apologias

  124. GreenBeret7 October 24th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Why in the world is everyone concerned about what Hunter said. He didn’t trash the team, players or the fans? I’d prefer that players left the BS up to the media and fans, but, I certainly don’t want a player on my team that has no faith or confidence in his team or in himself.

  125. 100 pitches of fun... October 24th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    I am shocked there aren’t any why don’t the Yanks have a roof on the stadium comments yet…..

  126. m October 24th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    UPDATE, 7:03 p.m.: It’s absolutely pouring and there was lightning in the area, but Andy Pettitte is out doing his running on the warning track. Hopefully he doesn’t drown.

    I <3 Andy.

    UPDATE, 7:04 p.m.: Now they’ve turned the lights out in the Stadium. You’d assume Sabathia would start tomorrow if Andy is swept away by the current.

    Some are actually hoping this happens!

  127. Vrsce October 24th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    if we are afraid of lee, we might as well not bother being Yankee fans.

  128. RS October 24th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    How messed up is it that all postseason, we’ve had so many extra days off, and now when we really need a little extra time before the WS, we won’t have it?

  129. anchor 26 October 24th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Anyone else more than a little bothered by the fact that the giants and yanks are playing at the same time tomorrow?

  130. pat October 24th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Too earl to be having Lee conversations but….go check out the Yankees numbers against him before you completely freak out. They aren’t great.

  131. GreenBeret7 October 24th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    It’s post season with the Yankees. Who gives a rat’s behind about when the Giants play?

  132. Rishi October 24th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    GreenBeret7
    October 24th, 2009 at 6:57 pm
    Rishi
    October 24th, 2009 at 6:53 pm
    GB –

    My cousin is tell me (he’s good at this stuff) that Lee will throw 3 times and the Yankees don’t match up well against him…

    ————————————————————

    I guess the issue would be: Do you hope for a top of the line effort from Burnett or just figure that it’s a close to certain deal that Lee will win, so why waste Sabathia and hope Burnett has it in game #2?
    ================================================

    Precisely what I said :) he’s headed out and i’m having people over, but this conversation starts back up tomorrow and at the bar tonight with some other cousins :)

  133. RhapsodyInBlue October 24th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    If that’s the worst that can said about Torii Hunter I guess he’s isn’t doing bad.

    I want his team to lose, but I still believe that he is one of the good guys in baseball.

  134. Vrsce October 24th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Is that the New Orleans Giants?

  135. CR9 October 24th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    I hope you guys have not forgotten that Jered Weaver can start tomorrow. That inning he threw the other day was nothing more than a throw day.

  136. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes October 24th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    seriously, is it even raining right now in NY?

    Accuweather said its just cloudy…wt..F?!

    I see “Thunderstorms” in the forecast which is probably why it is being postponed but whose fault is this?

    They should push the World Series back if they make ritarded decisions like this.

  137. m October 24th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Anyone else more than a little bothered by the fact that the giants and yanks are playing at the same time tomorrow?

    No. Not at all. Not in the least.

    Seriously, this is the ALCS, who cares about conflicting with a regional game?

    Some good endings in college football. Alabama won on a blocked kick. Notre Dame is going to win on a late interception in the red zone.

  138. Aura October 24th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    GB7 are you joking? The Yankees are a 10x better team than the Angels on paper. The Angels have Torii Hunter batting 3rd. The Yankees closest player to his production is Nick Swisher who bats 8th and wasn’t even slated to start in spring training. The Angels don’t have one player in their lineup who can be considered the best player at his position this year. The Yankees arguably have 6. The only thing that has kept the Angels in this series is Scioscia and his ability to make this rag tag team of misfits believe in themselves.

  139. Jimbob October 24th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    How do they reschedule it for tomorrow night? Opposite the Giants – they’re gonna lose a huge portion of their audience.

  140. GreenBeret7 October 24th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Lee will surrender to the Yankees at Appomattox Courthouse, again.

  141. raymagnetic - The Curious Case of Joe Girardi October 24th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    “I hope you guys have not forgotten that Jered Weaver can start tomorrow.”

    I would love, love, LOVE the Angels to pitch Weaver tomorrow night.

    Did I mention how I would love if Weaver pitched tomorrow?

  142. thunderzz October 24th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    October 24th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    I hope you guys have not forgotten that Jered Weaver can start tomorrow. That inning he threw the other day was nothing more than a throw day.
    ——————————————————————————————–
    I rather face Weaver than Saunders 10 times. I mean he’s a fly ball pitcher. We handled him pretty good last time in LA

  143. Drive 4-5 October 24th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    I understand the cancellation. But an 8:20 starting time ensures the game wont end much before midnight. It’s ridiculous. The people who run major league baseball, especially Bud Selig, are idiots at best and money grubbing whores at their worst.

  144. 100 pitches of fun... October 24th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    I don’t understand why there was an off day between games 4 and 5? It makes absolutely no sense when they aren’t traveling. It’s unreal that the schedule is soo spaced out and now this one could end 2 days before the WS.

  145. Vrsce October 24th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Lee will surrender to the Yankees at Appomattox Courthouse, again.
    ============================================================If I have the fact straight, you were there (as a Yankee off course), it says so on your birth cert.

  146. GreenBeret7 October 24th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Rishi
    October 24th, 2009 at 7:10 pm
    GreenBeret7
    October 24th, 2009 at 6:57 pm
    Rishi
    October 24th, 2009 at 6:53 pm
    GB –

    My cousin is tell me (he’s good at this stuff) that Lee will throw 3 times and the Yankees don’t match up well against him…

    ————————————————————

    I guess the issue would be: Do you hope for a top of the line effort from Burnett or just figure that it’s a close to certain deal that Lee will win, so why waste Sabathia and hope Burnett has it in game #2?
    ================================================

    Precisely what I said he’s headed out and i’m having people over, but this conversation starts back up tomorrow and at the bar tonight with some other cousins

    ————————————————————

    Next time the bum comes over to your house, tell him he has to bring over the booze, beer and food. He can enjoy his plate of food, outside in the rain.

  147. Noah's Ark October 24th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    UPDATE, 7:03 p.m.: It’s absolutely pouring and there was lightning in the area, but Andy Pettitte is out doing his running on the warning track. Hopefully he doesn’t drown.
    \
    ====================================================

    what, they forgot to order a treadmill for the rehab room???

  148. Aura October 24th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Drive 4-5, and they wonder why the NFL ratings dwarf that of MLB, it’s because the most exciting playoff games are played after most kids are asleep. If you ask anyone what their most vivid first memories of a sport are many of them will tell you a story about the playoffs. MLB is allowing FOX to canibilize their future.

  149. Billy D October 24th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    “The Yankees closest player to his production is Nick Swisher who bats 8th and wasn’t even slated to start in spring training”

    Nick Swisher isn’t 1/4 the player Hunter is.

  150. raymagnetic - The Curious Case of Joe Girardi October 24th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    “The only thing that has kept the Angels in this series is Scioscia and his ability to make this rag tag team of misfits believe in themselves.”

    You really believe that the reason the Angels have won 2 games is because Scoiscia is a master motivator :???:

  151. CK in LA October 24th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    UPDATE, 7:08 p.m. We can all rest easy now; Pettitte managed to swim back to the dugout safely.
    —–
    He’s from Baton Rouge …. a little rain, thunder, lightning is nothing to him. ;-)

  152. vey October 24th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Could the Yankees be more fortunate to have the 4 main core players of the Yankees,Jeter,Andy,Mo and Posada,all mentally strong and determined?

  153. Aura October 24th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Billy D:

    OBP  SLG  OPS 
    Torii Hunter .366  .508  .873 
    Nick Swisher .371  .498  .869 

  154. Dave October 24th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    updates made me lol

  155. GreenBeret7 October 24th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Aura
    October 24th, 2009 at 7:13 pm
    GB7 are you joking? The Yankees are a 10x better team than the Angels on paper. The Angels have Torii Hunter batting 3rd. The Yankees closest player to his production is Nick Swisher who bats 8th and wasn’t even slated to start in spring training. The Angels don’t have one player in their lineup who can be considered the best player at his position this year. The Yankees arguably have 6. The only thing that has kept the Angels in this series is Scioscia and his ability to make this rag tag team of misfits believe in themselves.

    ————————————————————

    (In my best whiney Aura voice) “Aura, are you kidding?” NYY is not 10x better than the Angels. They are about as even as you get in this league. They score about the same amount of runs…NYY has a little more power, angels have a little more speed. Both have decent to good defense. As this series has shown….they both have basically the same pitching, with MYY having the edge with Sabathia and Rivera. The rest is a push. I have no issues with fans thinking their team is better, as long as they don’t say something stupid.

  156. Drive 4-5 October 24th, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    “The Angels don’t have one player in their lineup who can be considered the best player at his position this year.”

    Not true.
    Bobby Abreu drove in more runs and scored more runs than any right fielder in the AL. At first base only Tex drove in more runs than Kendry Morales. In center field Tori Hunter drove in more runs than any of his peers.

  157. Aura October 24th, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    raymagnetic, Yes, I think Scioscia is by far the best manager in baseball and he knows how to get the full potential out of any player who has played for him. Do you think Girardi would even come close to making the playoffs with this Angels roster?

  158. 100 pitches of fun... October 24th, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    I don’t think Scoiscia would be dumb enough to pitch Weaver tomorrow. He has been terrible on the road and his stuff is perfect for the Yankees bats. The only thing the rain does for the Angels is now Weaver can pitch out of the pen tomorrow. Also Lackey has had shoulder problems all season so him on 3 days rest wouldn’t scare me.

  159. Billy D October 24th, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    Aura:

    Hunter is a good baserunner. A very good defensive player. A decent basestealer. Swisher is a one trick pony and that trick can disappear for a month at a time (say October for example).

    If the Angels offered Hunter for Swisher today, Cashman is driving to Disneyland with Swisher in his trunk.

  160. m October 24th, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    Did I mention today that Torii Hunter makes $18M? :P

    Another exciting win. Clemson upsets Miami in OT.

  161. JZ October 24th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    This NYC miserable weather just sucks, against Yankees.

  162. GreenBeret7 October 24th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    If the Angels offered Hunter for Swisher straight up, Cashman’s going to carry Swisher to Anaheim on his back.

  163. yankeesfandownsouth October 24th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Aura October 24th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    GB7 are you joking? The Yankees are a 10x better team than the Angels on paper. The Angels have Torii Hunter batting 3rd. The Yankees closest player to his production is Nick Swisher who bats 8th and wasn’t even slated to start in spring training. The Angels don’t have one player in their lineup who can be considered the best player at his position this year. The Yankees arguably have 6. The only thing that has kept the Angels in this series is Scioscia and his ability to make this rag tag team of misfits believe in themselves.
    ———————————————————-

    I agree completely. The Yanks need to win this thing tomorrow and forever put to rest those negative thoughts by some that stem from 2002 (Angels), 2004 (Red Sox) and 2005 (Angels). If we can get a substantial early lead, I don’t think the Angels will ever get back in the game.

  164. m October 24th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Why are we comparing Hunter and Swisher again? Hunter is a heart of the order kind of guy and Swisher is a bottom of the order kind of guy. And a pretty good one. Hunter’s a better fielder, but he’s not 4x the fielder, just as he isn’t 4x the hitter as Swisher. But Hunter does make almost 4x as much as Swisher does.

    Did I mention that Hunter makes $18M? :P

  165. Aura October 24th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Billy D, I’m not saying I wouldn’t trade Hunter for Swisher either but you can’t argue that they had very similar numbers this year. If Swisher were the Angels right fielder he’s be their #2 or #3 hitter.

  166. GreenBeret7 October 24th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Another great Hal Holbrook movie on TCM. “They Only Kill Their Masters”.

  167. JZ October 24th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    some dumbaxx still think about 2004.
    Let me make it clear.

    2004 Boston >>>>>> 2009 Angels
    2009 Yankees >>>>> 2004 Yankees.

    give me a break.

  168. Rishi October 24th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    #

    # GreenBeret7 October 24th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Rishi
    October 24th, 2009 at 7:10 pm
    GreenBeret7
    October 24th, 2009 at 6:57 pm
    Rishi
    October 24th, 2009 at 6:53 pm
    GB –

    My cousin is tell me (he’s good at this stuff) that Lee will throw 3 times and the Yankees don’t match up well against him…

    ————————————————————

    I guess the issue would be: Do you hope for a top of the line effort from Burnett or just figure that it’s a close to certain deal that Lee will win, so why waste Sabathia and hope Burnett has it in game #2?
    ================================================

    Precisely what I said he’s headed out and i’m having people over, but this conversation starts back up tomorrow and at the bar tonight with some other cousins

    ————————————————————

    Next time the bum comes over to your house, tell him he has to bring over the booze, beer and food. He can enjoy his plate of food, outside in the rain.
    =====================================

    :) sounds like a plan — did I mention he’s a big baseball fan, but his team is the Red Sox – have to take what he says with a bucket of salt…

  169. Five and Dime October 24th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    “Did I mention today that Torii Hunter makes $18M?”

    May not want do that or an enterpirsing Halos fan will point out they got nearly the same production at 1B the Yankees did for $22,600,000 less.

  170. vey October 24th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Weaver can’t start Sunday,he was a reliever for Lackey Thurs.

  171. Aura October 24th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    May not want do that or an enterpirsing Halos fan will point out they got nearly the same production at 1B the Yankees did for $22,600,000 less.

    —–

    The Angels would be playing a different team right now if it wasn’t for the $22,600,000. Best investment the Yankees have made since Winfield. Ouch, did I just say that????

  172. Billy D October 24th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    “If Swisher were the Angels right fielder he’s be their #2 or #3 hitter.”

    He probably wouldn’t start for Anaheim. Abreu was much better. Hunter is better. And Juan Rivera may well be Spanish for Nick Swisher. Swish wasn’t better than any Angels OF. Might have been able to DH for them though.

  173. 100 pitches of fun... October 24th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    I can’t believe that a team would pay Hunter $18m a year. That is insane. He is a good player nothing great, they overpaid by a ton.

  174. pat October 24th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    “Did I mention that Hunter makes $18M?”

    LOL I believe you did but Torii never mentions that. :wink:

  175. Johnny D. October 24th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    That domed stadium looks good right about now.

  176. Billy D October 24th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    “Weaver can’t start Sunday,he was a reliever for Lackey Thurs.”

    He threw like 12 pitches. That’s like a side session in the regualr season. He could pitch, but I think they’d prefer Saunders.

  177. Johnny D. October 24th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    http://www.stadiumpage.com/future/newyankee.jpg

  178. PittsburghYankeeFan October 24th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    Whenever I hear the name Winfield, I think of that Toronto seagull. Let us all observe a brief moment of silence for that poor departed bird.

  179. m October 24th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Oh, I don’t give a hoot about Kendry Morales and his lead glove and stone feet.

    Torii Hunter always cried about the Yankees payroll when his Twins lost to the Yankees. He thinks he was being funny, but in reality he was just voicing his own insecurities. But you could set your clock to when Hunter was going to talk about Yankee money.

    Everyone in the majors can play, and everyone in the majors gets paid. I don’t know what his problem is (or was).

  180. Aura October 24th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    100 pitches of fun, as far as I’m concerned these next two games are going to prove which investment was better – the Angels in Hunter or the Yankees in Teix.

  181. kennyb October 24th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    http://www.stadiumpage.com/future/newyankee.jpg
    blasphomy

  182. pat October 24th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    “May not want do that or an enterpirsing Halos fan will point out they got nearly the same production at 1B the Yankees did for $22,600,000 less.”

    So. Yankees flex their checkbook proudly. Hunter whines about the Yankees payroll constantly

  183. PittsburghYankeeFan October 24th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Going by stats this year:

    Swish does = Hunter
    Melky does = Ellsbury

    Let’s see the Angels 1B put up Tex career numbers, and go into FA with them. Then we can talk salary comparison?

  184. kennyb October 24th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    The rainout gives Girardi 24 hours to re think putting Swisher into the lineup, give your head a shake Joe

  185. PittsburghYankeeFan October 24th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Torii Hunter = non-issue. He’s a good guy and a good player trying to psych up his team. He came from the worst family circumstance to be the guy he is today–good for him.

    That being said, I hope he is watching the celebration Sunday night from a dejected Angels bench.

  186. Aura October 24th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    PittsburghYankeeFan, most of the Torii hate today comes from Yankee fans scared that his rallying cry will someone inspire his team to overtake the Yankees.

  187. Neil October 24th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Thanks Bug Selig. You’re a real credit to the game for such late scheduling. (much sarcasm)

  188. Baseball Guy October 24th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    The CC vs. Pettitte Debate

    It’s simple. You go with your best. You play to win. TODAY.

    CC is available.

    You play to win, not “Let’s hope,” and we’ll have CC for Game 1 of the W.S.

    If the Yankees lose tomorrow, Game 1 of the W.S. is less likely.

    YOU PLAY TO WIN THE GAME.

    Yes, Andy has been a BIG GAME pitcher. But, CC is the Ace.

    Stupid Stat of the Day (and the sample size is so small that it means nothing), but to all those “Andy wins the Big game” people – Andy Pettite’s post season career in Game 6 –
    0 wins, 3 losses.

  189. GreenBeret7 October 24th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Rishi
    October 24th, 2009 at 7:34 pm
    #

    # GreenBeret7 October 24th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Next time the bum comes over to your house, tell him he has to bring over the booze, beer and food. He can enjoy his plate of food, outside in the rain.
    =====================================

    sounds like a plan — did I mention he’s a big baseball fan, but his team is the Red Sox – have to take what he says with a bucket of salt…

    ————————————————————

    Hard to believe that they still allow Red Sox fans live in the USA. They should deport ‘em all to Antartica. The worst damage they could do down there is annoy the penguins.

  190. Kel October 24th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Let me guess.

    90% chance of rain NY tomorrow, too?

  191. kennyb October 24th, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Interesting thought, if CC is a sure thing why wait? Use him tomorrow and have him go in game 1 of the series, makes to much sense I suppose

  192. pat October 24th, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    ” most of the Torii hate today comes from Yankee fans scared that his rallying cry will someone inspire his team to overtake the Yankees.”

    Not me. I’ve been calling him Curt Schilling-lite for 2 years now.

  193. m October 24th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Mm. Sorry, that doesn’t include me.

    I’ve had issues with Torii’s mouth for years. And I don’t think what he says will affect the outcome of Game 6, and if necessary, Game 7. If the Angels win it’ll be because they outhit us and outpitched us. They didn’t get to a Game 6 of the ALCS because of Torii’s cheerleading any more than they got there because of Abreu’s “leadership”.

    And I don’t ever think I said Hunter was a bad guy. He’s just irritating, that’s all.

    And I never said he wasn’t a good player.

    Just like pat said, he’s like Schilling. Has an opinion on anything and everything, even things that don’t concern him. Like the Yankees payroll. :P

  194. vin October 24th, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    And now for something completely out of nowhere…

    The greatest game I’ve ever seen pitched:

    http://www.baseball-reference......7020.shtml

    Greg Maddux in ’97 interleague game vs Yanks.
    CG shutout. Allowed 3 hits, but finished the game in a whopping 84 pitches (61 strikes).

    Utter domination. I’ve never forgotten that game, just now got around to looking it up.

  195. 100 pitches of fun... October 24th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    as far as I’m concerned these next two games are going to prove which investment was better – the Angels in Hunter or the Yankees in Teix.
    —————————

    2 games or a 7 game series is not going to prove anything. Tex hasn’t been hot this post season, it happens. Tex is a superstar Hunter is not. He isn’t even close to Tex’s level as a hitter.

  196. igotid88 October 24th, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Go Yankees

  197. CC October 24th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Kel
    October 24th, 2009 at 7:47 pm
    Let me guess.

    90% chance of rain NY tomorrow, too?

    +++++++++++++++

    I wouldn’t be surprised.

    After all, as the stats were posted here on an earlier day, in terms of the number of rainy days, NYC is the rainiest large city in the United States.

  198. pat October 24th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    A.J. Burnett stalled throwing his side today so he could go in relief tomorrow if needed.
    2 minutes ago from web

  199. vin October 24th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    “A.J. Burnett stalled throwing his side today so he could go in relief tomorrow if needed.”

    Interesting…

  200. m October 24th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Hopefully we won’t see any starters in relief.

    If the weather is good, I feel good. The Yankees will get it done.

  201. kennyb October 24th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    weather.com says the bronx is supposed to be clear and sunny tommorow high of 63

  202. 100 pitches of fun... October 24th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    A.J. Burnett stalled throwing his side today so he could go in relief tomorrow if needed
    ——————-

    I like it, it means trying to go for the kill tomorrow. Meaning if they have a close lead and Andy only goes 6 innings maybe he would ask AJ to pitch the 7th. We know that the 7th inning has been a sore spot since Robertson apparently isn’t allowed to pitch.

  203. Aura October 24th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    2 games or a 7 game series is not going to prove anything. Tex hasn’t been hot this post season, it happens. Tex is a superstar Hunter is not. He isn’t even close to Tex’s level as a hitter.

    ——

    Hunter is a .307 hitter in his post season career. Like him or not he always shows up and makes a contribution come playoff time. Jeter is considered a superstar for exactly the same reason.

  204. Laura - I need a valium! October 24th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    “A.J. Burnett stalled throwing his side today so he could go in relief tomorrow if needed.”

    For some reason, that’s not very comforting news. :P

  205. pat October 24th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    FYI

    It is Noah’s Ark kind of raining right now 10 miles north of the Stadium.

  206. Andrew October 24th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    I’m ten minutes from Yankees Stadium, and it is absolutely pouring in the Bronx right now. Even saw some lighting a few minutes ago. Good call to pp the game.

    And I agree with starting C.C. tomorrow, getting the win, and then starting either AJ or Andy for Game 1, it just makes sense rather than having to wait until game 3 to have our ace ready.

  207. m October 24th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    kennyb,

    lol, just went to check wunderground. And they just showed images of grounds crew using a pushbroom to “squeegee” the outfield.

  208. Laura - I need a valium! October 24th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Why is everyone getting their panties all bent out of shape over what Hunter says? Who cares what he thinks? I don’t. His team is the one that is one game from elimination. He can say whatever he wants. Until they eliminate us, it’s all just white noise.

  209. mick October 24th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    will the world end if CC goes game 3 and 7?

    that would put andy in game 4 in philly.

    probably would open with AJ and Gaudin/Joba? in game 2

    back with aj in 5. if we take 2 of 3 in philly and split the 1st at home we’re up 3-2 coming home with andy and cc.

    sounds good but i’d rather win tomorrow and open with cc and possibly pitch him 3x, twice on 3 days rest.

  210. kennyb October 24th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Starting CC tomorrow makes way to much sense and thats why it wont happen

  211. Rishi October 24th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Torii who?

    :arrow:

  212. GreenBeret7 October 24th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    I have no problem with Burnett coming into a game for an inning in relief of Pettitte, tomorrow. NYY can pick the spot and the batters that he faces. I seriously doubt that there are many batters that look forward to facing him with that big fastball and curve.

  213. Andrew October 24th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    The words “Girardi” and “sense” have not gone together in any way this postseason.
    I trust Andy to win this game if he starts, don’t get me wrong, but I also trust him to win Game 1 of the World Series, if anything it’s less pressure on him to win a series-clinching game. Start Sabathia tomorrow and then he can follow up Andy or AJ’s win in Game 1. Come on Girardi do the right thing here. And whether I like it or not, there really isn’t a viable alternative to Swisher in the lineup, Jerry Hairston Jr. maybe but I’d rather let him keep battling and possibly get on a hot streak, which he has done before in the regular season in just one game, rather than have an ineffective bat in the lineup.

  214. stefanovich October 24th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    If they’re going to cancel baseball games every time there’s inclement weather, they need to build a retractable roof.

    Seriously. This is ridiculous. Every time there’s a even a shower, the game gets canceled. It’s so stupid. Just build a damn roof.

    Everybody wins. The owners reduce the cost of operating the stadium in would-be rain-outs, the fans can make their plans with confidence, and the schedule does not go all out of whack.

    There’s no reason not to have a retractable roof. This isn’t football. Baseball is a strictly fair-weather sport, as proven by the MLB’s weather policies. And though we all enjoy sitting at a game in the sun, I’d rather sit under a roof and watch the game than not see it all.

  215. mick October 24th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    GreenBeret7 October 24th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    I have no problem with Burnett coming into a game for an inning in relief of Pettitte, tomorrow. NYY can pick the spot and the batters that he faces. I seriously doubt that there are many batters that look forward to facing him with that big fastball and curve.

    ___________________________________________________________
    They didn’t mind in game 5 1st inning. This guy is NOT a pressure pitcher.

  216. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 24th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Aura
    October 24th, 2009 at 7:44 pm
    PittsburghYankeeFan, most of the Torii hate today comes from Yankee fans scared that his rallying cry will someone inspire his team to overtake the Yankees.
    **********************
    Umm, no. Not so much. I live in MInnesota and have had to hear from his big mouth for years, first as a Twin and now as an Angel. So try again.

  217. Jeff October 24th, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Awesome play by play with Andy and the rain.. made me laugh..

  218. Carl October 25th, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    The yankees 201 million salary versus the angels salary of 113 million tells you alot about baseball, its not an even playing field. The yankees should be able to take anyone in 4 games period!! How are teams like the Florida Marlins suppose to compete with a 36mil total salary? Its like putting mike tyson in the ring with pee wee herman to fight.

  219. saucY October 26th, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    Jeff
    October 24th, 2009 at 10:02 pm
    Awesome play by play with Andy and the rain.. made me laugh..

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    agreed :lol:


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