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World Series Game 3: Yankees at Phillies (III)

Posted by: Sam Borden - Posted in Misc on Oct 31, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

UPDATE, 11:36 p.m.: Lot of Chads in this series — Chad Durbin, Chad Gaudin, Chad Jennings. Let’s keep it straight: Durbin is coming in to pitch right now for the Phillies, Jennings is sitting next to me drinking Turkey Hill iced tea (with a dog wearing a scarf and sunglasses on the bottle).

UPDATE, 11:39 p.m.: And it’s raining again. Not terribly hard (yet) but noticeable.

UPDATE, 11:44 p.m.: Little surprised to see the Phillies not put Rodriguez on here with first base open.

UPDATE, 11:47 p.m.: Well, that’s one way to put him on. A-Rod is hit by a pitch for the second time tonight and he did not look happy about it as he went to first base.

UPDATE, 11:53 p.m.: That’s it for Pettitte, as Joba Chamberlain comes in to start the seventh. Get comfortable, too – Girardi already has Marte warming up behind him.

UPDATE, 12:07 a.m.: Happy November, Hideki Matsui. That’s his second homer of the series. By the way, Matsui does it right – he doesn’t stand at home plate, he doesn’t do anything with his bat. He just hits it and starts running around the bases. He’s all class.

UPDATE, 12:20 a.m.: Chad here with what might be a dumb question. Who do you send out for the ninth? It’s a four-run lead, and it would certainly be nice to have Mariano Rivera well rested in case he’s needed for more than three outs in Games 4 and 5. Would you consider Phil Hughes in this spot, knowing you could still go to Rivera if things get dangerous? Sam says no way, you don’t mess around in the World Series. I’m torn.

 
 

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1,065 Responses to “World Series Game 3: Yankees at Phillies (III)”

  1. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    “Pablo Sandival — if you want to count the Panda as a catcher.”

    I do not.

  2. Sun Devil October 31st, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    Does Andy pitch in the 7th ???

    ps I hate Joe Buck!

  3. Senor A. Boy October 31st, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    I love Turkey Hill Iced Tea!

  4. Dave October 31st, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    That Turkey Hill iced tea is great!

  5. DVAB October 31st, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Time to at least double our lead….GO YANKEES….Philies are about to be staring down the barrel of a 3-1 Series hole after CC finishes shutting them down tomorrow night !

  6. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    I guess Robertson, then Marte for the 2 lefties then Joba…

  7. Jockomac October 31st, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    I think Pettite will come out and they’ll go batter to batter with him.

  8. Enough Pitching Changes October 31st, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    “Does Andy pitch in the 7th ???”

    no i think

  9. Adam October 31st, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Let’s keep in going. Nine more outs!

  10. Zach in Port Jeff October 31st, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    I officially do not like Werth.

  11. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Its very quiet there now :-)

    SHHHHH

  12. Scared of the Wall October 31st, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Job-er getting loose in the pen…

  13. Boston Dave - 3 wins til 27 October 31st, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    michelle,

    Sandoval isn’t a catcher.

    he’s started 12 games there in his career, barely any this year, and may never start there again.

    boy can hit pretty well though

  14. Jimmy October 31st, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Let’s hope the trolls get lost between the last thread and this one.

  15. Valerie G. October 31st, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    I’m getting so frustrated at my computer right now!!!!!!!

  16. DVAB October 31st, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    what the hell is Damon swinging at ?

  17. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    Well Joba is warming up so that answers the question. I would go to Robertson but I know Girardi doesn’t trust him and for some odd reason trusts Joba more.

  18. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    MPB Johnny Damon = Really Awesome :grin:

  19. DW October 31st, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    Good walk, Johnny-D! Come on, Tex, you’re due a hit today!

  20. Junior0201 October 31st, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    i think andy goes back out with a quick hook, if we could get joba to the 8th that would be best case scenario…no hughes…not tonight….

  21. kimoinsd October 31st, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    Way to go Damon!

  22. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! October 31st, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    Does anyone else see the “how to get rid of plumber’s crack” ad at the top of the page? WTH

  23. Todd October 31st, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    Let’s steal a base here

  24. Zach in Port Jeff October 31st, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    Not a good matchup for Durbin.

  25. Enough Pitching Changes October 31st, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    my point is the yanks are lucky to have a catcher who gives as much offense as posada does..it is big advantage that most teams do not have..he is a subpar defensive catcher but his offensive production goes a long way and really expands the line up

  26. JasonR October 31st, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    “I officially do not like Werth.”

    Me either, especially since he looks like Edge from WWE. I still haven’t forgiven him for shaving Kurt Angle’s head in 2003.

  27. Jimmy October 31st, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    Raining hard now.

  28. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    Come on Tex hack one out!!!

  29. BigSix October 31st, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    Looks like Joba to Rollins, Victorino and Utley?

  30. Patrick October 31st, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    I feel like we’re about to see a Teix Message

  31. Valerie G. October 31st, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Erica–I tried to post this before but my computer wouldn’t let me. Your friend will probably try to get out of it somehow with a loophole in the bet or something. I think that’s funny, though.

  32. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 31st, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Werth helped me win 1100 bucks this year so I can’t hate him too much

  33. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    michelle b. – Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow!
    October 31st, 2009 at 11:41 pm
    Does anyone else see the “how to get rid of plumber’s crack” ad at the top of the page? WTH

    *****

    I have a free Black Taco banner

    Did any one get one today???

  34. FeBuch October 31st, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Andy is definitely out of the game, there’s no way we can give the top of the order another look at him, gonna be very interesting to see who the first one is out of the pen, I’m gonna guess Joba or Hughes, prolly Joba…

  35. the Truth Squad October 31st, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    the Yankees will score more runs tonight and the young guys in the ‘pen will get retribution by shutting down the Phillies in the 7th and 8th.

    You heard it here first.

  36. weisdog October 31st, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Turkey Hill iced tea = way better than Snapple

  37. WS October 31st, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Time to feast on their BP…

  38. Junior0201 October 31st, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Durbin has lost the strike zone…no swinging until a strike… come on tex

  39. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Another BS strike call…

  40. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Valerie G.
    October 31st, 2009 at 11:42 pm
    Erica–I tried to post this before but my computer wouldn’t let me. Your friend will probably try to get out of it somehow with a loophole in the bet or something. I think that’s funny, though.

    ******

    No, I think he would really do it

  41. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 31st, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    A howling Werthwolf

    “BOO!” not “Feliz Navidad”

    Pettitte, peril, chills

  42. Pepitone October 31st, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    No rain … no rain … no rain …

  43. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Durbin just got helped out there big time. By Tex and the ump.

  44. Kpantz October 31st, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Rain shouldn’t be an issue…just some spotty showers rolling through.

  45. Junior0201 October 31st, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    I enjoy the Truth Squad…i hope your right

  46. BA October 31st, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Interesting, I was wondering who would start the 7th, and if it was a rightie like Joba, if Girardi would only let him face 2 hitters before going to Marte. Decisions, decisions.

  47. Jockomac October 31st, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Yeah. Andy is at 104 pitches. I think Joe will take him out. He’ll go with Joba for as long as he can.

  48. Junior0201 October 31st, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    ooooohhhhh he might bave been gone.

  49. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    MPB Johnny Damon can do ANYTHNG :grin:

  50. Jimmy October 31st, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Good Erica, change the topic from baseball to tacos during the 7th inning of a close WS game.

  51. Enough Pitching Changes October 31st, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    “Me either, especially since he looks like Edge from WWE. I still haven’t forgiven him for shaving Kurt Angle’s head in 2003.”

    oh my god..he really does look like edge..i never noticed that…i have no problem with werth though..he is pretty good..

  52. YankeeRay October 31st, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Tex got jobbed on the 2-0 pitch and then swings at ball four?

  53. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! October 31st, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Good call by the ump!

  54. Scared of the Wall October 31st, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Not sure what Teix was swinging it… Durbin is struggling to throw strikes…

  55. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) October 31st, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Damn Teix has issues w/ the breaking ball.

  56. M. Kay's Head October 31st, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Finally a good call on a close play

  57. KF October 31st, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Nice steal

  58. Junior0201 October 31st, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    good call for once by the umps!

  59. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    It’s unreal how all of these hitters can not stop swinging at off speed pitches in the dirt. I have never seen them chase so much garbage.

  60. Enough Pitching Changes October 31st, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    I would walk hiim…

  61. Valerie G. October 31st, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Erica–Well, I guess that’s determination. Or a very strong love of the Yankees. Or both.

  62. Boston Dave - 3 wins til 27 October 31st, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Girardi is gonna go to Robertson, I think

    then Coke or Marte

  63. Junior0201 October 31st, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    you do not pitch to arod here …..wow bad move manuel

  64. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Valerie G, the site is being very buggy right now, it might not be your computer.

  65. BigSix October 31st, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Man, Tex just can’t hit the slow stuff.

  66. JasonR October 31st, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Wow they’re actually pitching to A-Rod.

  67. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Jimmy
    October 31st, 2009 at 11:43 pm
    Good Erica, change the topic from baseball to tacos during the 7th inning of a close WS game.

    ******

    Don’t be mean, I was just answering her question. And I was curious

  68. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 31st, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    I think the amount of Thai food I had tonight could feed a small army

  69. BigSix October 31st, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Other than Pedro’s changeup, that is ;)

  70. Junior0201 October 31st, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    GOOD CUT!

  71. Boston Dave - 3 wins til 27 October 31st, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Mauer is the best hitting catcher by far

    then McCann, Posada, and Victor Martinez

    Wieters will be there very soon

  72. Enough Pitching Changes October 31st, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    that was a pitch to hit there

  73. Jimmy October 31st, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Wow, with first base open and two outs, he is going right at A-Rod.

  74. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    This Philly strike zone is absoltuely unreal….

  75. Scared of the Wall October 31st, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Strike zone is kind of erratic…

  76. Valerie G. October 31st, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Nick–thanks. I was all set to start yelling at my computer :-) . Now I don’t have to.

  77. Sun Devil October 31st, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Oh NO!! Not the Horrible Hankies!!

  78. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    That is really not cool at all

  79. terpbomber (not a bridge jumper) October 31st, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Maybe Posada can get some of the vibes that Swisher’s been channeling.

  80. Junior0201 October 31st, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    intentional??????

  81. RichThomas October 31st, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Keep throwin at arod. Morons.

  82. Boston Dave - 3 wins til 27 October 31st, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    does he go right after Posada?

    or throw 3 straight intentional balls first to make it 3-0?

  83. djsunyc October 31st, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    arod is TICKED!!!

  84. Joey Ramone October 31st, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Okay Posada…It’s time for you to do some damage here….

  85. DT - OPPC member October 31st, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Jimmy – do you own amazon.com?

    Can you get me a discount?

  86. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! October 31st, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Chuck is getting nervous.

  87. BigSix October 31st, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Can we get a focused Jorge here??????????????????????

  88. Todd October 31st, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Jorge may come through here…

  89. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    When you don’t feel like coming after Arod with another pitch just hit him. I get the idea…

  90. Valerie G. October 31st, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    What do they have against AROD?

  91. Junior0201 October 31st, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    i know not really, but still

  92. YankeeRay October 31st, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Posada owes us all and most importantly his teammates

  93. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) October 31st, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Ok that’s twice!

  94. Jockomac October 31st, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    Make him pay, Jorge!

  95. FeBuch October 31st, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    I think it might be time for Jorge to shut all of us up who’ve been getting on him tonight, remind us why he’s a big time Yankee…

  96. Scared of the Wall October 31st, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    I think Durbin is like their version of Bruney… throwing a lot of balls..

  97. BA October 31st, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    How about a 2 out hit?!?!?

  98. kimoinsd October 31st, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    If the yanks get 2 more runs. Joba needs to hit someone.

  99. Jimmy October 31st, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    This is the time for one of Posada’s bloop doubles.

  100. antisocial scrooge October 31st, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    any phillies gonna get hit?

  101. djsunyc October 31st, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    wth…that was at the ankles…

  102. JasonR October 31st, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    “Mauer is the best hitting catcher by far

    then McCann, Posada, and Victor Martinez”

    How was McCann better than Posada? He had lower offensive stats than Jorge in BA, OBP, SLG and OPS this season.

  103. Boston Dave - 3 wins til 27 October 31st, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    ARod is going to get hit because they are obsessed with throwing pitches on the inside

  104. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    Don’t make an out here, Posada, or it could get even more idiotic-er in here.

  105. Lou from CU October 31st, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    Posada could make this game a lot more comfortable here.

  106. Bryan October 31st, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    lets go

  107. zmaster!! October 31st, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    cmon JoPo!!

  108. terpbomber (not a bridge jumper) October 31st, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Take some more, Jorge. If you can’t get a hit, at least get on base!

  109. Junior0201 October 31st, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    the home plate umpire is the same one from first base last game…no wonder he doesnt know what his strike zone is, he doesnt even know what a catch is…

  110. Sun Devil October 31st, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Valerie G, the site is being very buggy right now, it might not be your computer.
    ——————————————————

    (bzzzzzzzzzz) Midges are attackingg the blog (bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz)

  111. Jimmy October 31st, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    DT – I work for Amazon.com…I wish I owned 51% of the stock.

  112. M. Kay's Head October 31st, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    any phillies gonna get hit?

    I hope not, I want to win the game

  113. JasonR October 31st, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    “If the yanks get 2 more runs. Joba needs to hit someone.”

    I was thinking the same thing. Utley or Howard is getting plunked this weekend.

  114. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    He should just pitch to Cano he will make out very easy.

  115. djsunyc October 31st, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    for tomorrow’s game, i would flip swish + cano in the lineup…

  116. Valerie G. October 31st, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Bases loaded, please!

  117. Boston Dave - 3 wins til 27 October 31st, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Jason R,

    I meant those guys are teh second tier.

    I didn’t say McCann was better, though looking at his #s this season, out of context, is not smart. He is an excellent hitter.

  118. BigSix October 31st, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    now you get one to drive jorge..

  119. Joey Ramone October 31st, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    That was ball four

  120. Zach in Port Jeff October 31st, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Strike zone is unreal.

  121. Enough Pitching Changes October 31st, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    that was a strike?

  122. Bryan October 31st, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    strike 1 – ball

    strike 2 — ball

  123. Blake October 31st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Wow, that is a foot outside

  124. WS October 31st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    BS call

  125. BA October 31st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Ugh

  126. Joey Ramone October 31st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    POSADA!!!!!

  127. terpbomber (not a bridge jumper) October 31st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Got the run back!

  128. djsunyc October 31st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    JORGE!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  129. Zach in Port Jeff October 31st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Woooooooooo! YEEEEAH!

  130. Junior0201 October 31st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    JORGEEEEE!

  131. DW October 31st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Yay, Jorge!!!

  132. Matt October 31st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Convenient time to expand the strike zone for Phillies pitchers. Thank god it hasn’t affected the game yet, but it very well could.

  133. Dr Mustard October 31st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Posada finally delivers

  134. Mac Daddy October 31st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    JORGE….finally!!!! thank you!!

  135. Scared of the Wall October 31st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Yay, Posada! He was due for something good..

  136. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Jimmy
    October 31st, 2009 at 11:48 pm
    DT – I work for Amazon.com…I wish I owned 51% of the stock.

    *****

    I am a good Amazon customer. You should not be mean to me

  137. Enough Pitching Changes October 31st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    take THAT POSADA HATERS….TAKE THAT…..now who do you want as your catcher??/

  138. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) October 31st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Way to make’em pay Georgy

  139. Jeremy October 31st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Good job Posada !

  140. Boston Dave - 3 wins til 27 October 31st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    thanks ump

    your atrocious “ball” call gave Jorgy the RBI

  141. Valerie G. October 31st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Yes, Jorge! Way to silence all your enemies! Yeah!

  142. Sun Devil October 31st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    suck on that lemon joe buck :lol:

  143. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 31st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    WOW. YEA POSADA

  144. JasonR October 31st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Hip hip!

  145. To the track, to the wall, we are tied October 31st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    thanks for calling that outside pitch a strike, blue

  146. kimoinsd October 31st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    someone called for the bloop double!

  147. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Nice going Posada after the ump did his best to help Durbin.

  148. WS October 31st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    HIP HIP JORGE!

  149. Todd October 31st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    YESSSSSSSSSSSSSsssssssssssss!! Thanks ump, for calling ball 4 a strike!!! LOL!!!

  150. Jockomac October 31st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    JORGE!!!

  151. the Truth Squad October 31st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    all you Posada haters should go to bed now, that was a great AB.

  152. Pepitone October 31st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Jorge comes through, as all the doubters leave the blog now.

  153. JF October 31st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    he proved somebody wrong

  154. YankeeRay October 31st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Yesssss

    Now same thing applies-Cano owes us all and most importantly his teammates

  155. rconn23 October 31st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Clutch. Very clutch.

  156. BigSix October 31st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Atta way Yanks!!!

    C’mon Robbie – what have you learned????

  157. stacey October 31st, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    should of been on first already but another run i’ll take that

  158. djsunyc October 31st, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    this is the yankees offense – THE SLEEPING GIANT HAS AWOKEN!!!

  159. DT - OPPC member October 31st, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    I work for peanuts, but I don’t put Planters in the website name. ;-)

  160. terpbomber (not a bridge jumper) October 31st, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Cano needs his “doncha know” moment now.

  161. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Cano can you please get a hit here

  162. FeBuch October 31st, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Yeah Jorge!!! Atta boy!!! Can Robbie Cano join the party?!?

  163. Junior0201 October 31st, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    GET OFF JORGE!!!

  164. Zach in Port Jeff October 31st, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Ok Robbie, there is nobody on base.

  165. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) October 31st, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Pls summon the inner Papi in you.

  166. zmaster!! October 31st, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    sorry umpire.. u can’t stop us

  167. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! October 31st, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Thankfully he got a hit and no one has to get any Idiotic-Er in here. LOL

  168. stacey October 31st, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    especally cano up next

  169. Bryan October 31st, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    pitches in the other batters box are now strikes

    must have been a recent rule change

  170. BA October 31st, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    There’s the 2 out hit I was looking for, doesn’t have to be a HR, just a hit.

  171. Blake October 31st, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Hip Hip Jorge! Just when I thought you couldn’t get in dumber Jorge you go and do something like this and COMPLETELY REDEEM yourself!

  172. YankeeKid October 31st, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Let’s go Cano…earn some of your money here

  173. BigSix October 31st, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Mcarver’s last comment WAS very anti-Yankee.

    I’ll admit it.

  174. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 31st, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Damon, speed demon

    A-Rod gets drubbed by Durbin

    whose drubbing begins!

  175. M. Kay's Head October 31st, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Why do I have a feeling the stroke zone will not be so wide in the bottom of the inning?

  176. JasonR October 31st, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Cano’s body language couldn’t be any worse. He looked like a kid heading to detention after that swing.

  177. Junior0201 October 31st, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    GET OFF JORGE!!!!

  178. JF October 31st, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    robbie is not even focused…so frustrating…come on get a hit please!!!! he doesnt have enough stuff to get you out!

  179. Dr Mustard October 31st, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    Tony Womack (Cano) is a bum

  180. Jockomac October 31st, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    The absolute weakest and softest .300 hitter I’ve ever seen in my life.

  181. Jimmy October 31st, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    Get a grip, you don’t get retribution in the World Series by hitting someone, you do it by winning the Series. This isn’t a video game.

  182. Zach in Port Jeff October 31st, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    I appreciate all references to Dumb and Dumber.

  183. YankeeKid October 31st, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    CANO…you need to sit..

  184. Blake October 31st, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    Man Robbie is scuffling.

  185. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    I guess asking Cano to get a hit is too much to ask. Another brutal at bat with a fastball right down the middle.

  186. Junior0201 October 31st, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    Cano….yuck…

  187. Valerie G. October 31st, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    Matt–are you the same guy who put his phone on gameday in class? If so, what happened to your team spirit and your enthusiasm?

  188. Enough Pitching Changes October 31st, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    yikes cano…he is lost..

  189. Joey Ramone October 31st, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    That was another bad at bat by Cano…

    At least they got that run back…How about another 1-2-3 inning?

  190. Jeremy October 31st, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    Cano is so pathetic. I think it’s time to bench him.

  191. JZ October 31st, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    Cano is f??king retarded

  192. kimoinsd October 31st, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    Joba, please get two quick outs and then hit someone.

  193. Junior0201 October 31st, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    here comes joba!

  194. BA October 31st, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    Joba time!

  195. Boston Dave - 3 wins til 27 October 31st, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    I really hope Joba can get it done.

    Rollins and Victorino can handle the fastball. I hope his slider and curve are working.

  196. Todd October 31st, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    One thing about Cano….he blows a very nice bubble after he strikes out……..

  197. Scared of the Wall October 31st, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Cano is an automatic out right now, and is having some brutal at bats… that last pitch was right down the middle.

  198. FeBuch October 31st, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Maybe Robbie will blast a solo shot or get a leadoff double or something in Game 4, right now it’s hard to imagine him doing anything w/ RISP

  199. djsunyc October 31st, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    bat cano 7th tomorrow and swish 6th…

  200. Pepitone October 31st, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Cano looks like he loses his concentration easily.

    He is too careless up there.

  201. Mac Daddy October 31st, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    joba time!!!

  202. JZ October 31st, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Once Cano is not happy about that first strike call, he’s already out.

    what a bum!!! Bench this f??ker

  203. Blake October 31st, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    I tell ya, I like going to Joba right here but they should keep a very close eye on him. If he comes in throwing balls then jerk him out quick and go Robertson. We’ve seen over and over how quickly Joba can give up runs..

  204. DVAB October 31st, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Joba for 2, then on to Mo…for the SAVE !

  205. stacey October 31st, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    as much as cano cant hit right now..need his defense…cross our fingers pen holds this down

  206. Mark-Cant Touch This October 31st, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Cano is looking horrible, maybe he needs a day off like swish

  207. Enough Pitching Changes October 31st, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    “Mcarver’s last comment WAS very anti-Yankee.

    I’ll admit it.”

    what was it

  208. Bryan October 31st, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    even that jerk Biden is a Phillies fan… go Yankees

  209. Tn Yankee October 31st, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    wow, Cano is stinky

  210. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    Cano is as lost as can be. Either swinging early in the count at anything in sight or taking a fastball down the middle.

  211. Jed Pain October 31st, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    Sam,
    What Werth is having is called a fluke. Alex is fulfilling his potential. Please don’t compare them again.

  212. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! October 31st, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    Let me get this straight – you want to sit the best fielding 2nd baseman we have. Defense wins Championships…

  213. JC October 31st, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    girardi, please bench CANO
    i can’t watch him anymore
    it’s an automatic out

  214. Zach in Port Jeff October 31st, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    Cano looks very off-balance…

    but absolutely no way I take him out of the lineup.

    no way!

  215. BigSix October 31st, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    Just throw strikes Joba – that’s all we ask.

    Keep your focus, stay within yourself, keep it in the fairway.

    All that stuff.

    Just don’t help them out.

  216. stacey October 31st, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    guys singing in the rain..lol

  217. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 31st, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    Clap to demand it

    Posada’s Activity

    Scares ‘em in Philly!

  218. Todd October 31st, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    Cano is “sans” brain cells………

  219. Sun Devil October 31st, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    Joe Buck is ready to cry :lol:

    I hope he doesn’t short out the mic.

  220. the Truth Squad October 31st, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    Cano is having a tough night at the plate but saved game 6 of the ALCS with the play on Hunter in the 9th inning. Once again, all of you childish fans have as much knowledge of baseball as a rock.

  221. Dr Mustard October 31st, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    Here comes Joba and his little league fastball

  222. Bryan October 31st, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    Cano is too worried about blowing his next bubble then baseball

  223. Comet October 31st, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    They sure have the book on Cano. He swinging like he did the first part of 2008. He’s not lazy and has great talent. Sometimes he doesn’t use it.

  224. zmaster! October 31st, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    jerry hairston for cano?
    = wakeup call

  225. stacey October 31st, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    joba needs to throw good strikes..

  226. BL October 31st, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    Bad AB

  227. Trevor October 31st, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    Joba makes me nervous…

  228. KF October 31st, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    Get a grip, you don’t get retribution in the World Series by hitting someone, you do it by winning the Series. This isn’t a video game.

    But this is Philadelphia, they do it their way. They can have bragging rights on talk radio about taking care of Arod.

  229. Rob B (I wish Jeter would get MVP, but he won't) October 31st, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    This is how atrocious this umpire’s strike zone is tonight:

    When they showed the location of the pitch on Pitchtracker, it didn’t even show up on my TV screen.

  230. FeBuch October 31st, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    djsunyc October 31st, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    bat cano 7th tomorrow and swish 6th…

    ABSOLUTELY!!! Great call, I’m sure Girardi will do this too, that’s definitely the right adjustment to make after tonight.

  231. Lucas A. October 31st, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    It’s Joba time.

  232. kimoinsd October 31st, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    you are smoking crack then eating it if you think cano should be benched.

  233. djsunyc October 31st, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    werth is a clutch player for philly – don’t take anything away from him…the guy is good. we would kill for an OF like him – he’s their o’neill.

  234. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 31st, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    So I assume its safe to stick my head back in here?

  235. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    I really wish Girardi would pitch Robertson here. He has pitched recently so he will be sharp. Joba hasn’t pitched at all recently and if he hangs his off speed pitches in this ballpark like he always does they are out of the park.

  236. E-gawa October 31st, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    glad they didn’t listen to me.. Pettitte settled down well.

  237. Jeremy October 31st, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Cano needs to get his head in the game and stop blowing bubble gum.

  238. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    “Get a grip, you don’t get retribution in the World Series by hitting someone, you do it by winning the Series.”

    Screw that, let’s start cracking skulls!

  239. Valerie G. October 31st, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Rob b. how big is your tv screen?

  240. JF October 31st, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    cano is in ever game no matter what.

    we need his D and he will get a hit sooner or later.

    time for pitching and defense to close this game out.

  241. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    That reminds me-

    Guess the Line Up tomorrow 3pm-4:30

  242. terpbomber (not a bridge jumper) October 31st, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Pins and needles time again with Joba and company in the mix.

  243. Blake October 31st, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    They aint benching Cano, he’s far and away our best defensive 2b even if he’s not hitting, and with him he could start hitting anytime.

  244. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    October 31st, 2009 at 11:54 pm
    So I assume its safe to stick my head back in here?

    ****

    Welcome back

  245. Pepitone October 31st, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Hang on folks, this game is far from over!

    Other than the Sandman, our bullpen is very hittable this series.

    Let’s see if they too can step up.

  246. Thomo October 31st, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Joba Time – just throw strikes big guy!

  247. Valerie G. October 31st, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Angel–bad timing. :-)

  248. FeBuch October 31st, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    It seems like Cano just hates being in the batters box right now, and he’ll do whatever it takes to get out of there as soon as possible, LETS GO JOBA!

  249. JF October 31st, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    please throw strikes.

    pretty please

  250. JasonR October 31st, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Hopefully the bridge is sound. Let’s go Joba!

  251. Junior0201 October 31st, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Come on JOba!!!! My bulldog that is named Joba really needs you to own up to your name!

  252. DVAB October 31st, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    and now Blue is aqueezing Joba ?….total BS !

  253. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    I would definitely bring in Marte for Utley and Howard.

  254. WS October 31st, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Everytime Cano blows a bubble it reminds me of Knoblauch in the ALCS against the Indians lol

  255. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! October 31st, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    I love Joba’s grit. To me he is a fearless, big-game pitcher.

  256. BA October 31st, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    If Joba gets Victorino I leave him in for Utley

  257. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 31st, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Bryan,

    Please keep politics off the board

  258. Junior0201 October 31st, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Isnt it amazing that Marte has pitched way into the postseason by absolutely doing nothing this year? Its almost like letting Veras or Ramirez pitch…

  259. Blake October 31st, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Yall think he’ll go Hughes in the 8th. Joba is throwin pretty hard tongiht

  260. Bryan October 31st, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    LEAVE HIM IN

  261. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 31st, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Hey DT, you should have taken one for the team tonight and summoned YPB Johnny Damon earlier. That would have made them scatter sooner. :D

  262. Zach in Port Jeff October 31st, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Well done Jobber. Well done.

  263. Sun Devil October 31st, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Jorge has a nice pedicure :D

  264. Junior0201 October 31st, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    great pitch! leave JOBA in please! No Marte! He is pitching fine,

  265. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    I am shocked that Girardi isn’t overmanaging here.

  266. FeBuch October 31st, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    So far so good!!! That was some weak contact by J Roll and Victorino…

  267. Scared of the Wall October 31st, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    100 pitches of fun… October 31st, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    I would definitely bring in Marte for Utley and Howard.
    _____________________________________________________

    Agreed.

    Joba getting the job done, though. Nice outing thus far.

  268. JasonR October 31st, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Let Joba throw at Utley’s slicked back hair. Then bring in Marte.

  269. Thomo October 31st, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Leave Joba in – he is throwing well

  270. 27 October 31st, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Joba to Mo.

  271. the Truth Squad October 31st, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    Joba seems to have found some confidence in the past couple of days, he attacked both Rollins and Victorino.

  272. MIKE October 31st, 2009 at 11:58 pm

    let Joba pitch!

  273. FeBuch October 31st, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    I like leaving Joba in here, he’s looking good, let him go the 8th if he can chase Chase…

  274. Todd October 31st, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    I agree ,let him pitch

  275. DT - OPPC member October 31st, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    “Everytime Cano blows a bubble it reminds me of Knoblauch in the ALCS against the Indians lol”

    Knoblauch had the Phil Coke point as well…

  276. Rob B (I wish Jeter would get MVP, but he won't) October 31st, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Valerie G. October 31st, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Rob b. how big is your tv screen?
    ————

    I just realized that I didn’t type my post very well. I was referring to the strike two call on Posada.

    I have a 32 inch screen. I know the edges of the feed are cut off, considering that a ball way outside doesn’t show up when they put the Pitchtracker up. That’s how I know that call was so atrocious. I can see pitches that are close, but off the plate to the 3rd base side. I can’t see the pitches on it that are way outside.

    And since I couldn’t see strike two to Posada on it, there you go. Horrible call.

  277. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Nicely done Joba :-)

  278. terpbomber (not a bridge jumper) October 31st, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    That’s the Joba we all know and love. :)

  279. djsunyc October 31st, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    GREAT JOBA!!!!

  280. pat October 31st, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Good job Joba!

  281. Zach in Port Jeff October 31st, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Milky is messing with the fans out there.

  282. Jeremy October 31st, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Good job Joba !

  283. Jockomac October 31st, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Way to go Joba!!!

  284. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Melky phakes ‘em out again.

  285. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 31st, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Joba Chamberlain

    Jack-o-lantern in pinstripes

    Freaking out the Phils!

  286. Boston Dave - 3 wins til 27 October 31st, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    and Melky fakes out the fans again!! :)

  287. 27 November 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Nice job JOBA!!!!!!

  288. Yankees Fan Living in Hostile Territory (BoSox area) November 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Melky with a fake-out again, he better be careful, those Phillies fans aren’t adverse to throwing stuff.

  289. Todd November 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Chase Ugly, sit down sir!!!! Nice inning there…..

  290. FeBuch November 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    at ‘em ball!!! I’ll take it! BRAVO JOBA!!! Quick and easy through the top of the order, if we keep it up we might not have to see them again.

  291. kimoinsd November 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Melky cracks me up! The philly fans must be talking major trash for him to f with them like that1

  292. DVAB November 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    you gotta give him the ball in the 8th too…great job !

  293. Trent November 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Pitch Joba two?

  294. Junior0201 November 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Joba did his job! Leave him in for the 8th…then Marte to face Howard if anyone is on…

  295. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) November 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Ok GJ Joba…no way in hell does he pitch Howard & Ibanez.

  296. nature boy November 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    ha i love melky double clutched and no-throwed the ball to the scum philly fans

  297. DW November 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    That was awesome, Joba!

  298. Blake November 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Melky has really turned in to a good CF. Great inning Jobber. I think you have to let him start the eighth. He’s throwing hard and throwing strikes..

  299. JasonR November 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Nice Job-a. I’d actually let him start the 8th until he sees trouble. He didn’t have to work hard at all.

  300. BL November 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    WOW Joba got 3 outs.

  301. Pepitone November 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    You can’t bench Cano, but Girardi, or Long, should sit him down with some tapes and go over his swings with him, he is totally lost up there right now.

  302. Dave F November 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    MLB had Joba at 95 to 96 on his fastball.

  303. djsunyc November 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    marte for howard then hughes for the next 2 guys after that before mo?

    or do you stick with joba?

  304. Joe from Long Island November 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Great, clutch job by Joba. What was that, half a dozen pitches to get three outs?

  305. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! November 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Good job By Joba.. and Utley’s streak of getting on base in consecutive playoff games has come to an end unless he gets up in the 9th.

  306. YankeeRay November 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Nice Job Joba and if we get them in the 8th and 9th quietly thats the end of Utleys hitting streak in the post season

  307. the Truth Squad November 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    the Truth Squad
    October 31st, 2009 at 11:42 pm
    the Yankees will score more runs tonight and the young guys in the ‘pen will get retribution by shutting down the Phillies in the 7th and 8th.

    You heard it here first.
    ————————————–
    I’m batting 1000 so far, you can’t do better than that.

  308. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Once Joba got those guys out very easy you have to leave him in. He better leave him in for the 8th inning. No reason to take him out for nervous Hughes.

  309. zmaster! November 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    joba 4 the 8th.. why not?

  310. Thomo November 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Yes! Good job by Joba and Joe for leaving him in – best way to build his confidence back up. you will need him again this series.

  311. BA November 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Mix and match in the 8th, then Mo in the 9th

  312. DT - OPPC member November 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    “Hey DT, you should have taken one for the team tonight and summoned YPB Johnny Damon earlier. That would have made them scatter sooner.”

    lol.. there was nothing stopping those trolls,Angel – except bath, pj’s and bedtime plus a few Yankee runs..

  313. igotid88 November 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    Glad Joe didn’t make the same mistake and take Joba out with 2 quick outs.

  314. Boston Dave - 3 wins til 27 November 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am

    “Melky phakes ‘em out again.”

    ———–

    I’m sure the same fans that are yelling obscenities at Melky are raising their hands up to try and catch the ball when he fake throws it

  315. Zach in Port Jeff November 1st, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Marte for Howard?
    Roberston/Hughes for Werth?

  316. 27 November 1st, 2009 at 12:01 am

    OK, time to add some more and save Mo for tomorrow. 2-3 more runs now!!!!

  317. Joey Ramone November 1st, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Great job by Joba…Really glad Girardi let him pitch to Utley….

  318. stacey November 1st, 2009 at 12:01 am

    great inning by joba..needed that..but 2 more innings to go..be great if we get more runs and could save mo

  319. Valerie G. November 1st, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Rob b–Ah, got it. I was just thinking, if you have one of those tiny tv screens that makes it impossible to see anything at all, the strike zone might not be the problem. lol

  320. The Ghost November 1st, 2009 at 12:01 am

    with 2 quick outs do you let Joba bat? I think I would.

  321. WS November 1st, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Joba was good…but I’d bet Girardi brings in Marte to face Howard

  322. sar515 November 1st, 2009 at 12:01 am

    U-t-l-e-y you aint got no alibi…

    You aint got no hits tonite…
    You’re Utley…Yeah, you’re utley!!!

  323. igotid88 November 1st, 2009 at 12:01 am

    igotid88
    November 1st, 2009 at 12:00 am
    Glad Joe didn’t make the same mistake and take Joba out with 2 quick outs.
    ———-

    I know it was Robertson. But you know what I mean.

  324. JasonR November 1st, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Gotta get some more runs. It would be nice to give Rivera an extra day off.

  325. Junior0201 November 1st, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Joba the bulldog is proud…or just passed out next to me, with his tongue out…

  326. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Welcome back to November baseball :-)

  327. weisdog November 1st, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Who else wants Joe to stay with Joba for the 8th?

  328. jvcelt November 1st, 2009 at 12:02 am

    leave joba in .. he’s got it tonight

  329. rconn23 November 1st, 2009 at 12:02 am

    I think you go batter to batter with Joba.

  330. Todd November 1st, 2009 at 12:02 am

    Leave Joba in to start the 8th…….NO MAS O Marte please

  331. S.A.--Serenity Now November 1st, 2009 at 12:02 am

    Nice Jobber.
    Few more runs would be good

  332. jvcelt November 1st, 2009 at 12:02 am

    do not overmanage

  333. E-gawa November 1st, 2009 at 12:02 am

    it was good to see joe not overmanage there. I was looking for it but those were 2 easy outs and we’re up by 3.. there’s no need for that.

  334. umbrelladoc November 1st, 2009 at 12:02 am

    Marte for Howard, cause the pitcher’s spot is up 3rd. That’s why Joba stayed out there.

  335. pat November 1st, 2009 at 12:02 am

    It’s November.

  336. YankeeRay November 1st, 2009 at 12:02 am

    Joba starts the 8th and pitches to Werth. If both guys get on then you go to Marte.

  337. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 12:02 am

    I would leave Joba in to start the 8th because hopefully he can get Howard out and then I want his stuff for Werth. Hughes right now with his straight fastball is not a good matchup against Werth.

  338. Yankee Trader November 1st, 2009 at 12:02 am

    Utley hits lefties for both average and slugging better than righties. Marte might come in against Howard next inning, but Ibanez also a better hitter against lefties, so pick your poison.

    I say give Joba a second inning!

  339. Joe from Long Island November 1st, 2009 at 12:02 am

    Good morning, Erica.

  340. stacey November 1st, 2009 at 12:02 am

    lets get some more runs..

  341. Bryan November 1st, 2009 at 12:03 am

    if no one gets on let Joba bat

  342. FeBuch November 1st, 2009 at 12:03 am

    I think you gotta leave Joba in for Howard, the worst he can do is hit a solo shot and if he gets him then he’d definitely be a good match for Werth, I’d only bring in Robertson/Marte if Joba starts to struggle…oh crap, the pitcher’s spot is up, nevermind…

  343. Quietstorm November 1st, 2009 at 12:03 am

    have to give joe g. some credit tonight. good moves to play swish and to leave joba.

  344. JF November 1st, 2009 at 12:03 am

    who pitches the 8th?

  345. Rob B (I wish Jeter would get MVP, but he won't) November 1st, 2009 at 12:03 am

    Joba won’t pitch the 8th. Pitcher is due to bat 3rd. He’s not going to bat.

  346. JasonR November 1st, 2009 at 12:03 am

    November baseball.

  347. BA November 1st, 2009 at 12:03 am

    To me it seems Joba is spitting bullets when he first comes in but then he has time to calm down while the Yanks hit. Plus going 1 IP tonight saves him for tomorrow as well.

  348. djsunyc November 1st, 2009 at 12:03 am

    matsui getting ready to pinch hit for joba…

  349. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! November 1st, 2009 at 12:03 am

    Sar515-

    That was hysterical…like i shot milk out of my nose hysterical!

  350. kimoinsd November 1st, 2009 at 12:03 am

    Melky could really screw with philly fans by hitting a hr.

  351. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 12:03 am

    Swish I know you hit a homerun but swinging 2-0? Come on..

  352. Blake November 1st, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Joba’s spot to hit is 3rd this inning. I let him hit if nobody is on but if they have a chance to get more runs then you have to send Matsui up there.

  353. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Joe from Long Island
    November 1st, 2009 at 12:02 am
    Good morning, Erica.

    *****

    Hehehe :lol:
    I’d make a cup of coffee but its about 1,000 degrees in my apartment

  354. djsunyc November 1st, 2009 at 12:04 am

    melky should bunt here…catch them off guard…

  355. JF November 1st, 2009 at 12:04 am

    jeter = mr november, and therefore will hit a hr next at bat

  356. Valerie G. November 1st, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Happy, Novemeber, everybody! Can you believe we’re 2 months away for 2010…only 2 years until the end of the world :-)

  357. randyhater November 1st, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Joe G. doing no wrong!

    I don’t know who put the choke chain on Captain Hook but I’m loving it. I was sure he’d pull Joba for Marte.

    Now we put the Sonny Corleone to Myers.

  358. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) November 1st, 2009 at 12:04 am

    “Joba was good…but I’d bet Girardi brings in Marte to face Howard”

    And it’d be the right decision, b/c you do not want Philly getting a long look at your BP w/ a 3 run lead and 4 or 5 more games to play. Victorino scorched that ball, Melky made a big play on it, your sniffing the finish line tonight, put the experience guy vs the big bats.

  359. Bryan November 1st, 2009 at 12:04 am

    this is why the NL is terrible

  360. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 12:04 am

    I hope Melky doesn’t get on base then Girardi’s mind will be thinking about pinch hitting for Joba.

  361. M. Kay's Head November 1st, 2009 at 12:04 am

    No!!!!!

  362. Boston Dave - 3 wins til 27 November 1st, 2009 at 12:04 am

    another bad strike call

  363. Jeremy November 1st, 2009 at 12:04 am

    1 more inning and then we can hand this off to Mo.

  364. DT - OPPC member November 1st, 2009 at 12:04 am

    I think Joba will be taken out on a high note.

    They’ll go lefty Marte for Howard and then Hughes.

    Not that I agree – but I think Girardi wants to get everyone on track. (looking ahead as well as this game)

  365. Trevor November 1st, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Here comes Phillip Hughes.

  366. WS November 1st, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Now November and Yanks in WS…Jeter due for a HR

  367. Pepitone November 1st, 2009 at 12:05 am

    I don’t want the Jobber anywhere near Howard when he gets up.

    Bring in Marte.

  368. Zach in Port Jeff November 1st, 2009 at 12:05 am

    I dont like to overmanage either, but in a late inning situation, I’m playing matchups with Howard and Werth.

  369. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 12:05 am

    The strike in the other batters box is really getting old.

  370. Blake November 1st, 2009 at 12:05 am

    They are goin to go to Hughes, Matsui is going to hit. I’m a little scared I hate to say. But if Hughes pitches well and they can get both him and Joba back on track then that would be a huge plus

  371. FeBuch November 1st, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Wow, looks like Joe is actually just gonna stick to the original pecking order…if that’s the case he should really throw Marte first for Howard and then go to Hughes.

  372. Triple Short Of A Cycle November 1st, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Erica,

    Put the AC on

  373. Boston Dave - 3 wins til 27 November 1st, 2009 at 12:05 am

    I agree with DT

    Marte then Hughes

  374. Benny Blanco November 1st, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Anyone else noticed how fox stopped showing the strike zone against the yankees..?? what a bunch of homers.

  375. nature boy November 1st, 2009 at 12:05 am

    really mccarver? brett meyers bowled a 298 two springs ago? thanks.

  376. JF November 1st, 2009 at 12:05 am

    forget about tomorrow.
    win today.

  377. Yankees Fan Living in Hostile Territory (BoSox area) November 1st, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Okay, here’s a question that’s prolly moot now. Do the Yanks but Matsui in LF at all this series in Philly? How are the knees?

  378. Dr Mustard November 1st, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Awful swing melky

  379. Bryan November 1st, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Joba bats Girardi!!

  380. Valerie G. November 1st, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Wow! 298?!?!

  381. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) November 1st, 2009 at 12:06 am

    Yusssssee pls be fixed. :(

  382. Blake November 1st, 2009 at 12:06 am

    I think i pitch Marte against Howard then bring in Hughes.

  383. Bryan November 1st, 2009 at 12:06 am

    terrible move just terrible

  384. Triple Short Of A Cycle November 1st, 2009 at 12:06 am

    I am happy the Yanks have scored 7 runs but my God does this team swing at some awful pitches

  385. Jeremy November 1st, 2009 at 12:06 am

    Why is Melky swinging at that garbage ?

  386. james November 1st, 2009 at 12:06 am

    Joba back on the beam now its time for P.H. to get back up there. This is a god move by Joe G. and if it works spells doom for the Phills in this Series

  387. djsunyc November 1st, 2009 at 12:06 am

    marte will go at howard + ibanez…then hughes or possibly mo for werth if it’s 2 outs.

  388. Scared of the Wall November 1st, 2009 at 12:06 am

    WHOA.. what the hell was Melky swinging at there?

    Kevin Long needs to sit Cano and Melky down for a chat..

  389. gary November 1st, 2009 at 12:06 am

    Ball

  390. weisdog November 1st, 2009 at 12:06 am

    I don’t like this at all – Joba looked solid and threw very few pitches (not even sure it was ten). Why pull him with a 3 run lead and no one on?

  391. jeterhughesjoba November 1st, 2009 at 12:06 am

    d-rob for the 8th phil is too unreliable this is not spring training clueless joe !

  392. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 12:06 am

    Triple Short Of A Cycle
    November 1st, 2009 at 12:05 am
    Erica,

    Put the AC on

    *****

    Considered. I have a fan going. I am just going to keep sitting here wilting. It makes it feel more like summer

  393. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 12:06 am

    This move makes no sense. After seeing how easy Joba got them out leave him out there. Hughes against Werth is a terrible match up.

  394. BL November 1st, 2009 at 12:06 am

    Will be Hughes

  395. terpbomber (not a bridge jumper) November 1st, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Welcome back, Godzilla!

  396. Junior0201 November 1st, 2009 at 12:07 am

    wow brett myers bowling record has been brought to our attention, so therefore he is awesome…

  397. djsunyc November 1st, 2009 at 12:07 am

    MATSUI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  398. Dr Mustard November 1st, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Matsui is a legend

  399. Joey Ramone November 1st, 2009 at 12:07 am

    MATSUI!!!!!!!!

  400. Zach in Port Jeff November 1st, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Yyyyyyyeaaaaah SUI!!!!

  401. Scared of the Wall November 1st, 2009 at 12:07 am

    MATSUI!

  402. Boston Dave - 3 wins til 27 November 1st, 2009 at 12:07 am

    GODZILLA!!!!

  403. igotid88 November 1st, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Batsui!!!!

  404. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 12:07 am

    A thrilla by Godzilla!!!

  405. Quietstorm November 1st, 2009 at 12:07 am

    GODZILLA

  406. Bronx Jeers November 1st, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Hughes warming up? Hmmm.

    Joba threw 9 pitches. And looked good doing it.

    Oh well.

    Lets go Hughes!

    Batsui!

  407. FeBuch November 1st, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Hideki!!!! That’s why you gotta pinch hit there! Big hit!!!!

  408. james November 1st, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Now it’s a great idea

  409. RS November 1st, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Matsui!!

  410. Bryan November 1st, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Girardi is better than me… I lose

  411. Blake November 1st, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Haha, Girardi keeps pushin those correct buttons

  412. Valerie G. November 1st, 2009 at 12:07 am

    NICE!!!!!!!!!!

  413. Jeremy November 1st, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Yes ! Matsui !

  414. Jockomac November 1st, 2009 at 12:07 am

    HIDEKI!!!!

  415. Trevor November 1st, 2009 at 12:07 am

    :D

  416. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) November 1st, 2009 at 12:07 am

    GI Joe makes the right move again.

  417. JZ November 1st, 2009 at 12:07 am

    yes!!!!!!!!!!!! PH HR!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  418. Junior0201 November 1st, 2009 at 12:07 am

    MATSUI!!!!!!GREAT MANAGING JOE! HAHAH

  419. Todd November 1st, 2009 at 12:07 am

    GIRARDI=FRIGGIN GENIUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  420. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! November 1st, 2009 at 12:07 am

    terrible move huh?? a THRILLA FROM GODZILLA

  421. DW November 1st, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Pinch hitting worked!!! Yay Matsui!!

  422. Zach in Port Jeff November 1st, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Lets get this game in before the rain comes!

  423. Nick in SF November 1st, 2009 at 12:07 am

    And now Godzilla can pitch the 8th too.

    Win-win!

  424. weisdog November 1st, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Never mind what I just said.

  425. pat November 1st, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Guess pulling Joba was a good move. Joe pushing the right buttons so far.

  426. 27 November 1st, 2009 at 12:07 am

    GODZILLA!!!!

  427. djsunyc November 1st, 2009 at 12:07 am

    HOW DO WE NOT SIGN HIM NEXT YEAR?!?!?!

  428. Pepitone November 1st, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Matsssuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!

    NO RAIN … NO RAIN …. NO RAIN!!!!!!

  429. antisocial scrooge November 1st, 2009 at 12:07 am

    godzillaa

  430. stacey November 1st, 2009 at 12:07 am

    melky needs to start swingin at strikes….awsome matsui goes yard

  431. KF November 1st, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Joe Girardi is pushing all the right buttons….

  432. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing November 1st, 2009 at 12:07 am

    Matsui-san! Godzilla fabulous pinch hit!

  433. the Truth Squad November 1st, 2009 at 12:07 am

    so much for the strategy of the LoHud blog. Pinch hitting for Joba was the right thing and Matsui comes through. Girardi can go batter by batter in the 8th if he wants now.

  434. Joe from Long Island November 1st, 2009 at 12:08 am

    Godzilla!

  435. JZ November 1st, 2009 at 12:08 am

    “GIRARDI=FRIGGIN GENIUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

    LOL

  436. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 12:08 am

    Ok I will take that back. lol Please tell me that this ballpark isn’t a joke..

  437. Sun Devil November 1st, 2009 at 12:08 am

    you think joe buck could pretend to be objective.

    now he’s hoping for rain.

  438. Mehdi also in SF November 1st, 2009 at 12:08 am

    YESSSSSSSSS

  439. Quietstorm November 1st, 2009 at 12:08 am

    Their bullpen is a real liability

  440. JasonR November 1st, 2009 at 12:08 am

    Minutes after Midnight, 11/1/01 – Jeter hits an opposite field home run.

    Minutes after Midnight, 11/1/09 – Matsui hits an opposite field home run.

  441. Junior0201 November 1st, 2009 at 12:08 am

    FOUR RUNS guys….we are good !

  442. Benny Blanco November 1st, 2009 at 12:08 am

    Philles bullpen looks great!

  443. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 12:08 am

    Mental note-

    Tonight we like Girardi’s managing :-)

  444. vb03 November 1st, 2009 at 12:08 am

    Matsui will be the one to stay next year, dude can still hit.

  445. erik November 1st, 2009 at 12:08 am

    wow i was just about to question girardi for putting in matsui, meaning we have to see a shaky hughes in the 8th..but that HR shut me right up.

    4 runs, 6 outs.. i think if anybody gets on we see mo for 3+ outs again.

  446. Todd November 1st, 2009 at 12:08 am

    Meyer’s pitch was right down the alley!! LOL

  447. YankeeRay November 1st, 2009 at 12:08 am

    Wow Giradi continues to press all the right buttons. I was all for leaving Joba in. Now Marte and Hughes.

  448. Scared of the Wall November 1st, 2009 at 12:08 am

    Mitch Williams predicted an 8-6 Phillies win… well, at least one team is scoring 8 runs… :)

  449. Tn Yankee November 1st, 2009 at 12:08 am

    Matsui!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  450. Triple Short Of A Cycle November 1st, 2009 at 12:09 am

    Erica,

    I slept with the AC on last night for the first time since the summer. My apartment gets super hot as well

  451. JC November 1st, 2009 at 12:09 am

    GODZILLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

  452. nature boy November 1st, 2009 at 12:09 am

    what is with the stadium announcements in the middle of at-bats?

  453. zmaster! November 1st, 2009 at 12:09 am

    never enuf runs!! cmon jete!

  454. igotid88 November 1st, 2009 at 12:09 am

    Hughes needs to be himself again.

  455. JoeT 28 in 10!! November 1st, 2009 at 12:09 am

    So does that make Matsui the current Mr. November??

  456. rconn23 November 1st, 2009 at 12:09 am

    Yeah, it’s nice to have Joba pitch the eighth, but you really don’t want to let him hit late in the game.

    Nice bat off the bench, that Hideki Matsui, huh?

  457. the Truth Squad November 1st, 2009 at 12:09 am

    how many of you know that a World Series game doesn’t get called by rain but always gets played to completion the next day?

  458. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 12:09 am

    Is Marte even up in the bullpen?

  459. Quietstorm November 1st, 2009 at 12:09 am

    smart to put hughes in…a little less pressure and could be confidence builder for the rest of the WS

  460. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! November 1st, 2009 at 12:09 am

    It’s a monster mash!!!!!

    The bogeyman loses power

    once Halloween ends!

  461. Triple Short Of A Cycle November 1st, 2009 at 12:09 am

    Funny how we hear no mention of the bandbox

  462. Jeff NJ November 1st, 2009 at 12:09 am

    Matsui gets one at bat a night the next three nights, glad he made the most of it.

  463. DT - OPPC member November 1st, 2009 at 12:09 am

    I may be getting senile but I don’t remember Matsui ever hitting a homer to LF.

  464. RS November 1st, 2009 at 12:09 am

    Who pitches the 8th? I would bring Marte out for the lefties and then go to Hughes. Or maybe Hughes can pitch the 9th inning and possible give Mo the night off.

  465. terpbomber (not a bridge jumper) November 1st, 2009 at 12:09 am

    What was that earlier talk about how loud the Phillies’ stadium was and that this was how a World Series was supposed to sound?

    Curious.

  466. BL November 1st, 2009 at 12:10 am

    X fingers

  467. Yanks_Fan November 1st, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Instant gratification from Matsui!

  468. james November 1st, 2009 at 12:10 am

    How big would it be if Mo got the night off? Rain Rain go away. Bother me at 3am.

  469. djsunyc November 1st, 2009 at 12:10 am

    seriously, if we played in this park all year, we hit over 350 homers…

  470. Todd November 1st, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Hey, when are the announcers going to tell us what a bandbox this place is?????????????

  471. Dr Mustard November 1st, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Matsui is Mr Clutch

    Matsui has to stay in 2010

  472. kimoinsd November 1st, 2009 at 12:10 am

    I hope it starts storming so all the Philly fans can go home soaking wet losers.

  473. Blake November 1st, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Man if the Yankees can stay in this Phillies bullpen then #27 will be coming back to NY. They don’t have anybody out there that scares me much

  474. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Hughes better pitch Werth away or if you are going inside make sure you get the pitch there. No more batting practice fastballs right down the middle to him.

  475. Yankee Trader November 1st, 2009 at 12:10 am

    I say give Joba a second inning!
    ———————-
    Unless Matsui pinch hits for him and hits a homer!!! LOL

  476. JZ November 1st, 2009 at 12:10 am

    Joe Buck just wishes Werth hit a 2 run HR.

  477. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 12:11 am

    Triple Short Of A Cycle
    November 1st, 2009 at 12:09 am
    Erica,

    I slept with the AC on last night for the first time since the summer. My apartment gets super hot as well

    ******

    The problem is there is heat coming in even though there shouldn’t be. I can’t control the heat. But the super allows the heat to go on when he shouldn’t because my building is full of old ladies who call him all night complaining they are cold. :evil:

  478. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! November 1st, 2009 at 12:11 am

    I think Joe Girardi is the AL Manager of the Year.

    I have such amazing respect for the way he has managed and handled this team.

    He sure is looking like Midas tonight!

    :)

  479. stacey November 1st, 2009 at 12:11 am

    2 more innings …lets go yanks..

  480. Valerie G. November 1st, 2009 at 12:11 am

    Alright, folks. I’m logging off now…watching the game computer/lohud-less. Go NYY and don’t be too mean to each other while I’m gone :-) .

  481. Zach in Port Jeff November 1st, 2009 at 12:11 am

    Truth Squad,

    We all know that World Series games dont get called.

    The Yankees have a lead.

    Just get the ball to Mo. End the game. Before the rain comes. I dont feel like waiting around all night.

    Jeez.

  482. GreenBeret7 November 1st, 2009 at 12:11 am

    Matsui will be playing the part of the 1954 NY Giants Dusty Rhodes with his late inning pinch hit homers, this year. That was a sweet swing.

  483. Trevor November 1st, 2009 at 12:11 am

    Marte will likely come in and face Howard and then Hughes to Werth.

  484. KF November 1st, 2009 at 12:11 am

    Who pitches the 8th? I would bring Marte out for the lefties and then go to Hughes. Or maybe Hughes can pitch the 9th inning and possible give Mo the night off.

    Since Girardi is pushing the right buttons so far, I’ll go with the hot hand :)

  485. Trent November 1st, 2009 at 12:11 am

    What’s the weather forecast for game four?

  486. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! November 1st, 2009 at 12:11 am

    Should have been:
    *****

    It’s a monster mash!

    Bogeymen lose their powers

    once Halloween ends!

  487. tampayank November 1st, 2009 at 12:11 am

    That place is such a bandbox…but the media only talks about right field at NYS

  488. To the track, to the wall, we are tied November 1st, 2009 at 12:12 am

    Mitch Williams has been alright so far this postseason. he’s a little wittier than I expected, and has given the Yanks plenty of props when warranted.

    If nothing else, he’s infinitely more tolerable than John Kruk, the lumpy mass of worthlessness that he is.

  489. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 12:12 am

    the Truth Squad
    November 1st, 2009 at 12:09 am
    how many of you know that a World Series game doesn’t get called by rain but always gets played to completion the next day?

    *****

    I thought Selig said he would never allow that again since all of the crap he got for it the last time

  490. Blake November 1st, 2009 at 12:12 am

    Shankapotomas. I love that.

  491. Yankee Trader November 1st, 2009 at 12:12 am

    Marte for Howard?
    Hughes for Werth and Ibanez?

  492. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 12:12 am

    Come on Marte!!

  493. randyhater November 1st, 2009 at 12:13 am

    McCarver’s homerism doesn’t bother me (I like it better when the national guys are against us) and his analysis is decent so I can take the arrogance. But when he starts yucking it up with the equally unfunny Joe Buck, I have to restrain myself from putting a foot through the flat screen.

  494. the Truth Squad November 1st, 2009 at 12:13 am

    the Phillies are in real trouble in the series if they lose tonight-CC vs. Blanton is a huge advantage for the Yankees, particularly when it looks like they are showing signs of waking up at the plate.

    I think Howard is about 0-12 against Marte, that’s why he’s in the game.

  495. djsunyc November 1st, 2009 at 12:13 am

    marte looking filthy so far…

  496. Pepitone November 1st, 2009 at 12:13 am

    I hope they don’t have to use Mariano at all tonight.

  497. Blake November 1st, 2009 at 12:13 am

    Kruk is awful isn’t he.

  498. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 12:14 am

    Throw that breaking ball again…

  499. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 12:14 am

    Buck is saying Damaso wrong :evil:

  500. erik November 1st, 2009 at 12:14 am

    marte over hughes? i guess it makes sense for howard..that second curveball on the inside corner made my heart jump though.

  501. the Truth Squad November 1st, 2009 at 12:14 am

    Erica – always OPPC
    November 1st, 2009 at 12:12 am
    the Truth Squad
    November 1st, 2009 at 12:09 am
    how many of you know that a World Series game doesn’t get called by rain but always gets played to completion the next day?

    *****

    I thought Selig said he would never allow that again since all of the crap he got for it the last time
    ——————————–
    it’s now a permanent rule and a good one.

  502. Junior0201 November 1st, 2009 at 12:14 am

    if they dont use mariano tonight that would be a huge boost

  503. FeBuch November 1st, 2009 at 12:14 am

    Mr. Smartay Marte, coming out and pounding the strike zone, kudos to this dude for really stepping up!

  504. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) November 1st, 2009 at 12:14 am

    “HOW DO WE NOT SIGN HIM NEXT YEAR?!?!?!”

    b/c he’s not mobile, but he hits them a long way. There may be a kid name Miranda who could have a say in this.

    P.S. how good has Damaso been. :?

  505. Zach in Port Jeff November 1st, 2009 at 12:14 am

    I love the way they have gone after Howard.

    Werth…not so much!

  506. Scared of the Wall November 1st, 2009 at 12:14 am

    Bringing in Marte is a good move… I like the way Girardi is managing the game tonight.

  507. djsunyc November 1st, 2009 at 12:14 am

    MARTE!!!

    he’s been GREAT for us…always liked him…

  508. Dr Mustard November 1st, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Howard is bum

  509. YankeeKid November 1st, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Wow, Ryan Howard is having a tough time in this Series

  510. JZ November 1st, 2009 at 12:15 am

    goog, K!!!

  511. YankeeRay November 1st, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Leave Marte in

  512. Todd November 1st, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Howard looking worse than Cano!!!

  513. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Marte has great stuff when he hits his spots.

  514. Jeff NJ November 1st, 2009 at 12:15 am

    I think the Yankees may be Ryan Howard’s daddy too.

  515. Trevor November 1st, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Wow no Hughes?

  516. Abdababdaserser November 1st, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Howard has 3 K’s, why aren’t we hearing about him choking?

  517. Benny Blanco November 1st, 2009 at 12:15 am

    9k’s for Howard…OUCH!

  518. Mark-Cant Touch This November 1st, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Is this a good idea?

  519. Zooboy November 1st, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Who has the advantage in the rain, hitter or pitcher? (Fielding is tougher, yes?)

  520. DT - OPPC member November 1st, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Thank goodness we have awesome Marte signed for two more years! ;-)

  521. FeBuch November 1st, 2009 at 12:15 am

    I like this, keep in Marte so he can face Ibanez too, good stuff from Joe Joe…

  522. djsunyc November 1st, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn’t what dreams are made of!) November 1st, 2009 at 12:14 am

    “HOW DO WE NOT SIGN HIM NEXT YEAR?!?!?!”

    b/c he’s not mobile, but he hits them a long way. There may be a kid name Miranda who could have a say in this.

    ———

    i understand that but he provides arod with so much protection…

  523. Blake November 1st, 2009 at 12:15 am

    We shouldn’t complain about Cano, Howard is at least evening that out. I don’t know about leavin Marte in for Shaggy.

  524. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 12:15 am

    This is a weird matchup. But Ibanex is on deck. Hopefully he can get Werth out.

  525. weisdog November 1st, 2009 at 12:15 am

    When did Damaso Marte remember how to pitch?

    By the way, if you are holding your breath for the MSM to write an article (like the ones about A-Rod after Game 2) about Howard and his 9 K’s in the series, don’t – you’re likely to pass out.

  526. Zach in Port Jeff November 1st, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Okay…So Girardi is not playing it exactly by the book.

    Girardi is a work in progress.

    I like this.

  527. the Truth Squad November 1st, 2009 at 12:16 am

    Marte has channelled Graeme Lloyd with the way he’s pitched in the post-season.

  528. Triple Short Of A Cycle November 1st, 2009 at 12:16 am

    Erica,

    Don’t you have a knob under the radiator that you can shut the heat off?

  529. JasonR November 1st, 2009 at 12:16 am

    Hughes is getting a chance at 3 or 4 outs.

  530. JoeT 28 in 10!! November 1st, 2009 at 12:16 am

    Marte looking like the guy we traded for.

    This is good leaving him in there, maybe let Hughes go 3 outs + whatever Marte can’t get and let Mo have the night off!! That would be incredible!!

  531. Junior0201 November 1st, 2009 at 12:16 am

    marte looks very good tonight too

  532. BA November 1st, 2009 at 12:16 am

    I don’t get this. Should be Hughes to Werth and Ibanez(who hits lefties well)

  533. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) November 1st, 2009 at 12:16 am

    Question if it’s a 4 R lead do they dare have Yusssssee close tonight?

  534. Joe from Long Island November 1st, 2009 at 12:16 am

    Joe is looking for Hughes to pitcu the 9th, thus saving Mo.

  535. Dr Mustard November 1st, 2009 at 12:16 am

    Kruk is fat with a mullet

  536. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 12:16 am

    DT – OPPC member
    November 1st, 2009 at 12:15 am
    Thank goodness we have awesome Marte signed for two more years!
    *******

    Its been a few weeks since there was any real hating on Marte. Possibly his longest hateless stretch as a Yankee

  537. Blake November 1st, 2009 at 12:16 am

    Marte was really good with the Pirates and when he first got to NY before he got hurt. I think people forgot that.

  538. Nick in SF November 1st, 2009 at 12:16 am

    He likes the chicas and the cha cha.

  539. Triple Short Of A Cycle November 1st, 2009 at 12:17 am

    Hughes should be no where near this game

  540. Sun Devil November 1st, 2009 at 12:17 am

    Joe Buck sure has a big red nose.

  541. Jeff NJ November 1st, 2009 at 12:17 am

    This is smart, Marte is dealing, Joe is not over-managing. I think Joe is getting better at this. Good for him, good for us.

  542. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! November 1st, 2009 at 12:17 am

    The Phillie Phanatics still chanting “yankees suck” even though they are losing.

  543. Trevor November 1st, 2009 at 12:17 am

    Maybe Hughes pitches the 9th. Thus far it’s not a save situation.

  544. KF November 1st, 2009 at 12:17 am

    Marte did pitch very well in the National league before he came on board with NY

  545. Junior0201 November 1st, 2009 at 12:17 am

    that was almost a strike……..according to this umpire tonight….

  546. Zach in Port Jeff November 1st, 2009 at 12:17 am

    Werth is peeking back for location.

  547. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 12:17 am

    Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn’t what dreams are made of!)
    November 1st, 2009 at 12:16 am
    Question if it’s a 4 R lead do they dare have Yusssssee close tonight?
    *****

    I would give him a shot and bring Mo in if necessary

  548. GreenBeret7 November 1st, 2009 at 12:17 am

    Girardi’s pulling all of the right strings so far, and some are still complaining. Marte really made Howard look bad. Now, just get the next two outs.

  549. Patrick November 1st, 2009 at 12:17 am

    Apparently… the Yankees Suck

    According to Phillies fans hahahaha

  550. djsunyc November 1st, 2009 at 12:17 am

    marte is BEASTING right now…

  551. Blake November 1st, 2009 at 12:17 am

    Ibanez is on deck so if he can get through Werth then Marte matches up good with him.

  552. Triple Short Of A Cycle November 1st, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Nice call ump

  553. the Truth Squad November 1st, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Philly fan is the worst in America and turn on their own in a New York minute-Howard is probably being blasted already there.

  554. terpbomber (not a bridge jumper) November 1st, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Beautiful K.

  555. Abdababdaserser November 1st, 2009 at 12:18 am

    I don’t want to see Werth get anything else tonight. Other than maybe his silly looking soul patch getting tangled in his bat.

    OUT!

  556. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Triple Short Of A Cycle
    November 1st, 2009 at 12:16 am
    Erica,

    Don’t you have a knob under the radiator that you can shut the heat off?
    ******

    Nope. That would be far too easy

  557. Todd November 1st, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Marte is dealing, baby!!!

  558. Scared of the Wall November 1st, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Good to see Marte is getting some love now… he’s had some struggles as a Yankee but I think he is a solid lefty specialist… let’s not forget he won the WS with the White Sox…

  559. kimoinsd November 1st, 2009 at 12:18 am

    slam the bat now werth!

  560. Junior0201 November 1st, 2009 at 12:18 am

    MARTE!!!! sat down the greatest athlete of all time!

  561. Dr Mustard November 1st, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Marte is dealing

  562. nature boy November 1st, 2009 at 12:18 am

    i apologize for ever doubting you damaso

  563. JZ November 1st, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Cy Marte?

  564. JasonR November 1st, 2009 at 12:18 am

    “Hughes should be no where near this game”

    Wrong. This is the perfect situation to use Hughes. They have a 4 run cushion and they need to rebuild his confidence.

    Any trouble, they still have Rivera.

  565. randy l. November 1st, 2009 at 12:18 am

    werth said a bad word.

  566. erik November 1st, 2009 at 12:18 am

    according to citizens bank park, the yankees suck.

  567. rconn23 November 1st, 2009 at 12:18 am

    His breaking stuff is excellent tonight.

  568. RS November 1st, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Marte has been great this whole postseason…

  569. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Nice pitch. Come on Marte 1 more out!!

  570. Yankee Trader November 1st, 2009 at 12:18 am

    It’s still Saturday Buckaroony!

  571. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! November 1st, 2009 at 12:18 am

    damaso…..great location! i’d like to see pitch trax

  572. Jockomac November 1st, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Martw came to play in the World Series.

  573. To the track, to the wall, we are tied November 1st, 2009 at 12:18 am

    I love the half-hearted “Yankees suck!” chants

    Better check those towels for stains (of the brown variety)

  574. FeBuch November 1st, 2009 at 12:18 am

    LOL Clearly there’s a great group of Yank fans who are really pissing off that Philly crowd! Great job Marte!!! Lets not forget that when we got this guy he was closing for the Pirates, he can get the job done if he’s on, and he looks pretty darn narsty right now!

  575. Pepitone November 1st, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Looks like it’s raining pretty hard now. I wonder how long they let it go?

  576. YankeeRay November 1st, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Wow, Marte through the 8th then tack on with 2,3,4 hitters and Hughes closes. If we get more runs maybe even Aceves or Robertson.

  577. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) November 1st, 2009 at 12:18 am

    If he gets this next out he’s earned his cha cha w/ the chicas this week.

  578. Junior0201 November 1st, 2009 at 12:18 am

    MARTE!!!! sat down the greatest athlete of all time!!

  579. igotid88 November 1st, 2009 at 12:18 am

    that’s good Marte is on a roll. leave him in.

  580. Ecology [Going Further] November 1st, 2009 at 12:18 am

    Its a Marte partay!

  581. Zooboy November 1st, 2009 at 12:19 am

    Werth is easy to lip reap. (He said a bad word after he struck out.)

  582. YankeeKid November 1st, 2009 at 12:19 am

    Marte is looking good!

  583. Zach in Port Jeff November 1st, 2009 at 12:19 am

    Werth trying to channel his inner Reggie Jackson.

    Lefty Cha-Cha had other ideas.

  584. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! November 1st, 2009 at 12:19 am

    Magical Marte

    turned Houdini on Howard,

    Poof! Werth is a wisp!

  585. JZ November 1st, 2009 at 12:19 am

    Mo in for 9?

  586. haiku-man November 1st, 2009 at 12:19 am

    Matsui coming off the bench with a homer.

    Buck=mindless drivel!!

  587. Blake November 1st, 2009 at 12:19 am

    4 more outs til we have CC on the hill going for the 3-1 lead…..

  588. DT - OPPC member November 1st, 2009 at 12:19 am

    Marte was smartly rested most of the year, just so he’s be ready for the playoffs. Cashman is a genius!

  589. GreenBeret7 November 1st, 2009 at 12:19 am

    Marte is channelling his inner 2005 self. He had Werth totally locked up on that last pitch. Get Ibanez and call it a great night.

  590. KF November 1st, 2009 at 12:19 am

    Patrick November 1st, 2009 at 12:17 am

    Apparently… the Yankees Suck

    According to Phillies fans hahahaha

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

    When the Yanks win the series the Philly fans will still think the Yankees suck. They have a one track mind

  591. randy l. November 1st, 2009 at 12:19 am

    “Hughes should be no where near this game”

    “Wrong. This is the perfect situation to use Hughes. They have a 4 run cushion and they need to rebuild his confidence.”

    i agree with both of you.

  592. sar515 November 1st, 2009 at 12:19 am

    Great costume by Marte…
    Graeme Lloyd!

  593. djsunyc November 1st, 2009 at 12:19 am

    this is the biggest performance in marte’s career…and he brought it – cashman FTW!!!

  594. terpbomber (not a bridge jumper) November 1st, 2009 at 12:19 am

    It’s easy as 1-2-3!

  595. Dr Mustard November 1st, 2009 at 12:19 am

    Great inning Marte

  596. Bronx Jeers November 1st, 2009 at 12:19 am

    I won’t say how awesome Marte has looked this postseason.

    Why screw it up?

  597. Blake November 1st, 2009 at 12:19 am

    AROD caught one !

  598. Jockomac November 1st, 2009 at 12:19 am

    AWESOME BULLPEN BABY!!!

  599. Jeremy November 1st, 2009 at 12:19 am

    Good job Marte !

  600. Joey Ramone November 1st, 2009 at 12:19 am

    Great job by Marte!

  601. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) November 1st, 2009 at 12:19 am

    Cha Cha DAMASO, Cha Cha!

  602. RS November 1st, 2009 at 12:19 am

    Lol, I can hear “Let’s go Yankees” chants.

  603. Junior0201 November 1st, 2009 at 12:19 am

    great work fellas!

  604. FeBuch November 1st, 2009 at 12:20 am

    Marte!!!! Great stuff baby!!! How bout this pen all of a sudden? Two perfect innings!!!

  605. igotid88 November 1st, 2009 at 12:20 am

    3 more runs Yankees. We need another Alex HR.

  606. RalphieD (OPPC) November 1st, 2009 at 12:20 am

    damaso impressed me greatly…

  607. Zooboy November 1st, 2009 at 12:20 am

    I take back every bad thing I ever said about Marte! (And about Ca$hman for siging him.)

  608. Buddy Biancalana November 1st, 2009 at 12:20 am

    Marte is sick!

  609. JC November 1st, 2009 at 12:20 am

    great job marte
    i’m just so happy for him

  610. james November 1st, 2009 at 12:20 am

    Not a surprise Matsui always kills the NL can he play 2nd?

  611. KF November 1st, 2009 at 12:20 am

    Did anyone hear the lets go yankees chant before the last out?

  612. Joe from Long Island November 1st, 2009 at 12:20 am

    All right, now, who here predicted Joba and Marte would pitch the 7-8th innings and get 6 straight outs?

    Sterling is right – you can’t predict baseball.

  613. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 12:20 am

    Nice job by Marte…I am assuming Mo pitches the 9th? If Hughes was pitching well I would let him start the inning but I don’t know if you can trust him right now.

  614. Matt November 1st, 2009 at 12:20 am

    What an incredible job by Marte tonight.

    You have to save Mo if you can, go to Hughes with the bigger lead. Every extra day off you can give Mo after he threw 40 pitches could be huge in terms of allowing him to bounce back and go deeper in his next outings.

  615. erik November 1st, 2009 at 12:20 am

    marte looked very strong there.

  616. Pepitone November 1st, 2009 at 12:20 am

    Hughes for the ninth, then let’s call it a night!

    Hey, I made a rhyme.

  617. Trevor November 1st, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Philly fans are stupid. More so then Sox fans.

    At-least Red Sox fans know when to chant ‘Yankees suck’. They pick their spots well.

  618. Jockomac November 1st, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Does he bring in Mo to start the 9th or go batter to batter?

  619. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 12:21 am

    randy l.
    November 1st, 2009 at 12:19 am
    “Hughes should be no where near this game”

    “Wrong. This is the perfect situation to use Hughes. They have a 4 run cushion and they need to rebuild his confidence.”

    i agree with both of you.
    ******

    How come when I say the exact same thing (like at 12:17) everyone ignores it???

    But then people crab at me that I don’t talk about baseball

  620. Aram November 1st, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Mystique and Aura is back baby

    Our fans have taken over their stadium as well

  621. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! November 1st, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Howard is gonna need a lot more than one sandwich to sooth him over the long winter!

  622. RS November 1st, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Hughes will pitch the 9th inning.

  623. Blake November 1st, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Yea you go with Phil here with a 4 run lead and have Mo ready,

    Getting Phil back on track could pay huge dividends later in the series

  624. stacey November 1st, 2009 at 12:21 am

    gotta give marte alot of credit…those were really good hitters..and got them all out..hope he keeps pitchin well

  625. DW November 1st, 2009 at 12:21 am

    That shot of the depressed Phillies fan with the Phillies Phanatic hat on was kind of hilarious.

  626. xyz November 1st, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Charlie Manuel in his presser after the game:

    “Well, I reckon we done scored less runs than they did tonight, mmm-hmm.”

  627. hman November 1st, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Werth looked like he was sneaking peeks at location.

  628. FeBuch November 1st, 2009 at 12:21 am

    And now we’ve got Hughesy for the 9th with at least a four run cushion, he’s got a chance to get his confidence back and worst comes to worst we’ve got Mo Money to save him. This game’s taken a great turn here at the end and we’ve got all the momentum now, especially with CC going up against Joe Blanton tomorrow!

  629. YankeeKid November 1st, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Marte is healthy and ready to go. He wasn’t used that much at all in the regular season, so he has some gas left in the tank now

  630. pat November 1st, 2009 at 12:21 am

    “werth said a bad word.”

    Did it have a K in it? :wink:

  631. austinmac November 1st, 2009 at 12:21 am

    I’d bring in Hughes for the ninth. It is a four run, at least lead, and the team will need Hughes to regain his confidence. Plus, it’s the bottom of the order for the Phillies.

  632. Nick in SF November 1st, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Marte is a stealth Cashman operative. He went into deep cover as a huge flop to prepare for this posteason.

  633. Abdababdaserser November 1st, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Nice job by Marte.

    Maybe they give the next inning to Hughes with Mo getting a night off after that two inning close it would be a good thing. Of course with the short leash and Mo to back up.

    It would be nice to see Hughes get his act together again, then the pen would be in good shape.

  634. zmaster! November 1st, 2009 at 12:22 am

    Damaso the man??!!! wow what a turnaround for him!!

  635. the Truth Squad November 1st, 2009 at 12:22 am

    the Truth Squad
    October 31st, 2009 at 11:42 pm
    the Yankees will score more runs tonight and the young guys in the ‘pen will get retribution by shutting down the Phillies in the 7th and 8th.

    You heard it here first.

    ————————————-
    I end the night with a perfect record for predictions but here’s one more-Hughes will probably start the 9th, if either the first batter gets on or two get on before there are two out it will be Mo to finish, otherwise Hughes will.

  636. Mike From Queens November 1st, 2009 at 12:22 am

    12 strikes 2 balls, where has he been?

  637. pat November 1st, 2009 at 12:22 am

    Who’s going to hit Alex this inning for the Phils?

  638. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) November 1st, 2009 at 12:22 am

    Glee is so a must watch.

  639. Bronx Jeers November 1st, 2009 at 12:22 am

    Game 3.

    Bats and bullpen bridge arrive!

  640. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 12:22 am

    Wow, I heart Glee

  641. haiku-man November 1st, 2009 at 12:22 am

    Phil has to try to close it out,to get his confidence back.

  642. Abdababdaserser November 1st, 2009 at 12:22 am

    pat November 1st, 2009 at 12:21 am

    “werth said a bad word.”

    Did it have a K in it? :wink:

    _________________________

    LOL!

  643. Matt November 1st, 2009 at 12:22 am

    No, you can’t go to Mo tonight. If Girardi goes to Mo with a 4 run lead or more, he is incredibly dumb.

    Mo just threw 39 pitches with a single day off. If you use him today, he is still going to be fatigued and now he might be needed again tomorrow. If you don’t have to use him, why in god’s name would you waste him?

    Whether Hughes is on fire or not, the 9th has to be his inning. A 4 run lead against 7-8-9, it’s a NO BRAINER. Even if he gives up a baserunner or two the tying run still isn’t at the plate, and you need to rebuild Hughes’ confidence so you can go to him in crucial spots, and what better time to use him?

    This isn’t a clinching game. Every move you make now has repercussions down the line in this series. Going to Mo tonight is the classic case of winning the battle but not thinking about winning the war.

  644. Mehdi also in SF November 1st, 2009 at 12:23 am

    Can’t say enough no matter what happens in this game what grit Andy showed after that bad inning. Made just one more mistake to Wurth but all in all a good performance from him, coupled with our bats waking up it’s been a good game from us. Let’s close it out in the 9th without having to use MO and we’re set up with another 2 inning save if CC has the lead and can go that far.

  645. JasonR November 1st, 2009 at 12:23 am

    “At-least Red Sox fans know when to chant ‘Yankees suck’. They pick their spots well.”

    Like during a Patriots championship parade. In February. Two months before baseball season.

    Boston fans are just as idiotic.

  646. Todd November 1st, 2009 at 12:23 am

    I’m hoping we can give Mo the night off…

  647. hman November 1st, 2009 at 12:23 am

    A few runs for Hughes would be nice here.

  648. BA November 1st, 2009 at 12:23 am

    Wow I didn’t agree with it but that was sweet! Nice job Damo! Now with at least a 4 run lead you could let Hughes start the 9 th with a real short leash in an attempt to boost his confidence. But you can’t mess around too much, save situation or not, this game must be closed out.

  649. Jeff NJ November 1st, 2009 at 12:23 am

    4 run lead? Nope, we’re scoring more here to make it an easy 9th for Phil.

  650. djsunyc November 1st, 2009 at 12:23 am

    manuel running through his BP tonight. with blanton tomorrow, this could come back and bite him in the tuckus tomorrow…

  651. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing November 1st, 2009 at 12:23 am

    Go figure. The Marte who used to send waves of collective panic through the blog whenever he was sighted warming up in the bullpen has been terrific, so far.

    Just goes to show, you can’t always predict baseball.

  652. Blake November 1st, 2009 at 12:23 am

    Thats the best Joba has looked all year. I saw a glimpse of 2007 Joba stuff there

  653. Abdababdaserser November 1st, 2009 at 12:23 am

    It would be really nice to see Madson have a melt down.

  654. lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) November 1st, 2009 at 12:23 am

    Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn’t what dreams are made of!)
    November 1st, 2009 at 12:14 am
    “HOW DO WE NOT SIGN HIM NEXT YEAR?!?!?!”
    b/c he’s not mobile, but he hits them a long way. There may be a kid name Miranda who could have a say in this.

    —————————

    I hope the Miranda you are referring to is some really good player on another team because the Miranda in the Yankees minor league system will NEVER be the Yankees DH.

  655. djsunyc November 1st, 2009 at 12:23 am

    can fox tell me who’s warming up for the yanks?

  656. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 12:24 am

    Can Hughes be trusted with a 4 run lead considering how bad he has been pitching?

  657. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) November 1st, 2009 at 12:24 am

    If it were Halloween I’d say Cha Cha Marte came dressed as a SU man.

  658. the Truth Squad November 1st, 2009 at 12:24 am

    xyz
    November 1st, 2009 at 12:21 am
    Charlie Manuel in his presser after the game:

    “Well, I reckon we done scored less runs than they did tonight, mmm-hmm.”
    —————————————
    actually, he’s going to channel Slingblade and say, “we lost but I’m goin’ down to the Dairy Queen for some of them curly fries, mmm hmmm.”

  659. mattm November 1st, 2009 at 12:24 am

    Phil Hughes to close give Mo the night off unless the 9th gets ugly

  660. KF November 1st, 2009 at 12:24 am

    Blake November 1st, 2009 at 12:23 am

    Thats the best Joba has looked all year. I saw a glimpse of 2007 Joba stuff there

    He really stepped it up tonight!

  661. randyhater November 1st, 2009 at 12:24 am

    Sar 515,

    Beat me to it. 09 Marte = 96 Lloyd. Summertime goat, October god.

  662. Abdababdaserser November 1st, 2009 at 12:24 am

    I don’t think ol’ Cholly has a lot of faith in his pen.

  663. Brian in 702 November 1st, 2009 at 12:24 am

    Hughes has to come out for the ninth

    i don’t like bringing in Mo with runners on though but if you have to you have to

  664. pat m in ct November 1st, 2009 at 12:24 am

    3 outs till Jimmy “5 games” Rollins eats crow.

  665. Xernst November 1st, 2009 at 12:25 am

    Rest mo! Put in Phil. If he gets into any kind of trouble enter sandman

  666. hman November 1st, 2009 at 12:25 am

    They seem to be positioning for Damon perfectly. That’s the second one that looked like it might sneak up the middle

  667. Trent November 1st, 2009 at 12:25 am

    Send Hughes for the ninth.

    How tall is Rollins? 5′ 6″?

  668. Zach in Port Jeff November 1st, 2009 at 12:25 am

    SHUT UP BUCK!

    SHUT UP!

  669. austinmac November 1st, 2009 at 12:25 am

    I posted the same as everyone else about Hughes. But, Erica if it makes you feel better I just copied your idea.

  670. Boston Dave - 3 wins til 27 November 1st, 2009 at 12:25 am

    buck is such a moron

    he keeps saying “in their judgment” on the ARod HR review

    it was as clear as day you idiot

  671. YankeeKid November 1st, 2009 at 12:25 am

    Tex pulls his head of the ball when he swings…

  672. Dr Mustard November 1st, 2009 at 12:25 am

    If Tex can get going…This series wont be going back to NY

  673. igotid88 November 1st, 2009 at 12:26 am

    Pearl Jam just played over 3 hrs at the Spectrum.

  674. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) November 1st, 2009 at 12:26 am

    “I hope the Miranda you are referring to is some really good player on another team because the Miranda in the Yankees minor league system will NEVER be the Yankees DH.”

    Yes Juan Miranda, waaaaaaay younger than Matsui-san and has been improving each yr.

  675. Matt November 1st, 2009 at 12:26 am

    Are you guys serious?

    Hughes has had like 2 bad games this postseason. He had 50 something lights out games in the regular season. You need this guy to be going well, so why not show some faith in him and let him get himself back on track?

    Going to Mo is ridiculous, and it could cost you unnecessarily down the line. If you can’t trust Hughes with a 4 run lead, when can you trust him? This guy is your set up man, and he has overpowering stuff. You can’t just let him rot out there because of 1 bad game.

  676. JZ November 1st, 2009 at 12:26 am

    Let’s hope A-Rod make some noise

  677. RS November 1st, 2009 at 12:26 am

    Hughes has to start the 9th inning. Why waste Rivera when it’s not a save situation? Maybe you’ll need him for 4 outs tomorrow.

  678. Danny D November 1st, 2009 at 12:26 am

    Hughes goes out right now. Or else. Show some faith in the kid!

  679. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 12:26 am

    austinmac
    November 1st, 2009 at 12:25 am
    I posted the same as everyone else about Hughes. But, Erica if it makes you feel better I just copied your idea.
    ****

    A little. Thank you :-)

    Just frustrates me. If I say something baseball related, I am invisible. If I say Big Bird, I get like 15 responses

  680. Thomo November 1st, 2009 at 12:26 am

    Go with Hughes – have Mariano ready in case something goes sour.

  681. Abdababdaserser November 1st, 2009 at 12:26 am

    I’d love for Alex to get another jack.

  682. RichThomas November 1st, 2009 at 12:26 am

    Bring on Hughes. Save Mo so he can get 4 or 5 outs tomo.

  683. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 12:26 am

    Mo can really use the night off. I just hope that Hughes can keep it together. The bottom of the order is up.

  684. chad November 1st, 2009 at 12:26 am

    Absolutely I let Hughes start the 9th. Give him a chance to work through whatever “yips” he might be having. Possibly giving Mo a 2nd day off after 39 pitches – more than he’s thrown all year. If Hughes allows a runner – you bring in Mo.

  685. DT - OPPC member November 1st, 2009 at 12:26 am

    I’d go to Hughes.
    It’s 7-8-9

    Perfect time to get him right.

  686. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Pat M-

    Is that you???? Did you LOVE the concert as much as me??

  687. Rob B (I wish Jeter would get MVP, but he won't) November 1st, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Bottom of the order, I would go with Hughes with Mo in reserve.

    It looks like Hughes is warming up right now.

    It would be nice if Alex could drill one here and make it a 5 run lead, though.

  688. Harbinger of Sorrow November 1st, 2009 at 12:27 am

    there was a shot of Charlie Manuel with a giddy little laugh/cackle during Game 1.

    I’ve never wanted the Yanks to win a series more from that point on in my life.

    Sure, he seems like the nice country bumpkin, but that was such a smug cackle that karma has to see fit for the Phillies to go down in flames.

  689. Russel November 1st, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Throw in Hughes and keep Mo fresh for tomorrow. If Hughes has trouble with the bottom of the order send him to Tampa for the rest of the series.

  690. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) November 1st, 2009 at 12:27 am

    It’s Yuuusssssseee time. :twisted:

  691. Nick in SF November 1st, 2009 at 12:27 am

    Matt, you’re high on crack-flavored dope.

    It’s Halloween, Bruney is the obvious call.

  692. Blake November 1st, 2009 at 12:27 am

    I was always a “Joba the starter guy” but I have changed my mind after watching him this year and this postseason. I’m not sure he’s ever anything more than a middle of the rotation starter but I think he could be one of the better relievers in baseball…so I think you go with which role he has the higher ceiling in

  693. randyhater November 1st, 2009 at 12:27 am

    This is no time for “confidence building.” Hughes could let this one get away real quick.

    Let Mo finish. He’ll get his rest next week.

  694. Linux Post November 1st, 2009 at 12:28 am

    Rest Mariano, please! Alex, jack one.

  695. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 12:28 am

    Maybe Mo should have one of those talks with Hughes now lol

  696. igotid88 November 1st, 2009 at 12:28 am

    Alex’s obp is going up.

  697. Nick in SF November 1st, 2009 at 12:28 am

    Erica, I just saw your Big Bird comment, funny stuff!! :)

  698. JasonR November 1st, 2009 at 12:28 am

    No need to waste Rivera in a non-save/non-series clinching situation. He’s thrown a lot of pitches in his last two outings and although he should be able to pitch an inning, ideally we’ll get him back to 100% for tomorrow and Monday.

  699. Linux Post November 1st, 2009 at 12:28 am

    Jorge! Here we go.

  700. terpbomber (not a bridge jumper) November 1st, 2009 at 12:28 am

    A-Rod getting plenty o’ quality ABs.

  701. zmaster!! November 1st, 2009 at 12:28 am

    hughes for the 9th & joe buck & mccarver are horrid

  702. Ham Fighters November 1st, 2009 at 12:28 am

    i love putting hughes in here

  703. Abdababdaserser November 1st, 2009 at 12:28 am

    Hughes talked about getting nervous about the Phillies batters, so he got away from his usual way of doing things. Knowing it is half the battle for him. I think he will do OK.

  704. Sun Devil November 1st, 2009 at 12:28 am

    listen to the hush tones of Buck and McCarver, you’d think they’re covering a golf tournament.

  705. Jeremy November 1st, 2009 at 12:29 am

    Phil Hughes needs to throw strikes. It’s the bottom of the order so he should not have any trouble.

  706. Bryan November 1st, 2009 at 12:29 am

    Runs!! lets save Mo for tomorrow and Monday

  707. Blake November 1st, 2009 at 12:29 am

    So much for the demise of Arod Collin Cowherd. Once again is was Arod that swung the momentum of the game…

  708. Tiger November 1st, 2009 at 12:29 am

    For all the talk made of Yankee fans leaving early and not being as loud as they should I’m seeing very similar occurrences in Philly…

  709. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 12:29 am

    Nick in SF
    November 1st, 2009 at 12:28 am
    Erica, I just saw your Big Bird comment, funny stuff!!
    ****

    LOL. Thanks Nick

  710. DT - OPPC member November 1st, 2009 at 12:29 am

    “It’s Halloween, Bruney is the obvious call.”

    no one is sleeping on Brian Bruney.

  711. Linux Post November 1st, 2009 at 12:29 am

    Me nombre es Jorge!

  712. JasonR November 1st, 2009 at 12:29 am

    Audible “Hip Hip Jorge!” chants. Say what you will about the Yankee Stadium crowd, Phillies fans were never able to take over the Stadium in Games 1 and 2.

  713. Abdababdaserser November 1st, 2009 at 12:29 am

    Come on Jorge.

  714. Todd November 1st, 2009 at 12:30 am

    I hate Collin CowTurd

  715. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 12:30 am

    Also if Hughes gets into trouble the top of the order will be coming up. Hopefully he can get the job done.

  716. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) November 1st, 2009 at 12:30 am

    “Let Mo finish. He’ll get his rest next week.”

    Yussse has done it all season, you need to show confidence in him or else putting him on the active makes no sense. Your on the road it’s a 4 run game, you pray he finds himself, if he doesn’t you go straight to Mo, Mo threw 39 pitches on Thrs. he’s 39 not 29.

  717. pat m in ct November 1st, 2009 at 12:30 am

    no Erica, different Pat M (longtime reader/lurker and once in a while commenter. And sadly, not a former player). I didn’t see the concert either.

  718. Yankees Fan Living in Hostile Territory (BoSox area) November 1st, 2009 at 12:30 am

    Did someone say BIG BIRD? :o )

  719. Aram November 1st, 2009 at 12:30 am

    Hip Hip Jorge chants :D

    OWNAGE

  720. Bronx Jeers November 1st, 2009 at 12:30 am

    Alex’s necklace?

    Anybody know what it is?

  721. Zach in Port Jeff November 1st, 2009 at 12:31 am

    Love the Jorge chants!

    Never thought I’d say that.

  722. erik November 1st, 2009 at 12:31 am

    Hip, hip, Jorge!

    Haha these are some quiet phillies fans.

  723. Abdababdaserser November 1st, 2009 at 12:31 am

    This Madson is wild.

  724. HenryfromDC November 1st, 2009 at 12:31 am

    is mccarver gone? buck has been in his monotone monologue the past 10 min. he makes me wanna bang my head against the wall or fall asleep.

  725. Rob B (I wish Jeter would get MVP, but he won't) November 1st, 2009 at 12:31 am

    How many walks would Posada have tonight if the umpire would call the same zone on Phillies pitchers that he called on Pettitte?

  726. FeBuch November 1st, 2009 at 12:31 am

    We’ve made a bunch of their arms work tonight, hopefully they’ll feel that for tomorrow night when they’ve gotta go right back to the pen cus we’ve knocked out Blanton after 3 or 4 innings…

  727. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 12:31 am

    pat m in ct
    November 1st, 2009 at 12:30 am
    no Erica, different Pat M (longtime reader/lurker and once in a while commenter. And sadly, not a former player). I didn’t see the concert either.
    *****

    Okay. Thanks anyway!

  728. Matt November 1st, 2009 at 12:31 am

    So you people would rather Mo come in, maybe throw 15-20 pitches with 1 day off after having thrown an insane 39 pitches, and then be used perhaps for another 20 pitches tomorrow?

    There’s a difference between doing what it takes to win, and being flat out stupid and desperate. If you don’t need to go to the guy in a spot where he could really use a day off, you don’t tempt fate.

    Remember how in 2004 Torre went to Quantrill, Gordon, etc with a 10 run lead to make it 3-0? Well guess what, those moves affect those guys down the line, and when they had to go 2 or 3 days in a row they were fatigued and they weren’t as sharp.

    You just don’t make knee jerk, desperation moves in this spot. I know you all think Mo is invincible, but his stuff is diminished a bit- he is human. Wasting him here just increases the chance that one of his cutters is a little less sharp and they find a way to break through off of him rather than just missing.

  729. the Truth Squad November 1st, 2009 at 12:31 am

    Philly fan is once again proving what front running wimps they are.

  730. GreenBeret7 November 1st, 2009 at 12:31 am

    With some room for error and the bottom of the Phillies lineup due up, you try getting Rivera rest whenever you can.

  731. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) November 1st, 2009 at 12:31 am

    Go get’em kid.

  732. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 12:31 am

    Please get 3 easy outs Hughes…..

  733. Boston Dave - 3 wins til 27 November 1st, 2009 at 12:32 am

    Madsen at 22 pitches

    he can certainly be used tomorrow, but if so, he’d prob be at least a little tired… and tough to use in Game 5

  734. Jockomac November 1st, 2009 at 12:32 am

    Hughes has a very short leash I would imagine.

  735. Zach in Port Jeff November 1st, 2009 at 12:32 am

    Could tonight be…ahem…Philthy in Philadelphia?

  736. Joey Ramone November 1st, 2009 at 12:32 am

    Alright Hughes, let’s close this one out!

  737. Benny Blanco November 1st, 2009 at 12:32 am

    Phil needs to relax, relate and release.

  738. Todd November 1st, 2009 at 12:32 am

    A sigh of relief from Cano

  739. Benny Blanco November 1st, 2009 at 12:32 am

    Phil needs to relax, relate and release.

  740. Blake November 1st, 2009 at 12:32 am

    You wait, Monday Cowherd will be talking abou how great the Yankees are and how talented Arod is after saying yesterday that he was done for he series. He changes his opinion based on whats already happened.

  741. DT - OPPC member November 1st, 2009 at 12:32 am

    So if Pettitte wins this game, Andy is getting a #46 tattoo?

  742. Dr Mustard November 1st, 2009 at 12:32 am

    Colin Cowheard is a poofter

  743. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 12:32 am

    HenryfromDC
    November 1st, 2009 at 12:31 am
    is mccarver gone? buck has been in his monotone monologue the past 10 min. he makes me wanna bang my head against the wall or fall asleep.
    ****

    Maybe he went to the bathroom

  744. Yankee Trader November 1st, 2009 at 12:32 am

    Jorge, Jorge chants by Yankee fans with Philly fans going boo!

  745. E-gawa November 1st, 2009 at 12:32 am

    3 more outs.. Cmon Hughes, just attack them.. no games.

  746. Yankees Fan Living in Hostile Territory (BoSox area) November 1st, 2009 at 12:33 am

    IS Alex’s necklace something his sweetie Kate made for him?

  747. Pepitone November 1st, 2009 at 12:33 am

    Hey, what happened to all the Phillie fans behind home plate, game ain’t over yet folks.

    OK, can Hughsie get his mojo back?

    The answer comin’ up.

  748. Big Johnson November 1st, 2009 at 12:33 am

    Anyone hear buck the shmu…k say that arod’s dinger was a “judgement call.” What a bozo.

  749. TG November 1st, 2009 at 12:33 am

    Next year, Joba should be closer in waiting and Phil Hughes should be starting

  750. Jeremy November 1st, 2009 at 12:33 am

    Hughes needs to step up. Joba did and Marte has come through this entire series so far.

  751. Abdababdaserser November 1st, 2009 at 12:33 am

    Colin Cowturd is a bit off mentally. The other day he was talking about how unhealthy milk was. He said you don’t “eat” anything you can’t see through. Huh?

  752. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) November 1st, 2009 at 12:33 am

    “Alex’s necklace?

    Anybody know what it is?”

    It’s his Hudson necklace. :lol:

  753. Jockomac November 1st, 2009 at 12:33 am

    Colon Coward is a jackass!!!

  754. robbykid November 1st, 2009 at 12:33 am

    I go with hughes

  755. Yankees Fan Living in Hostile Territory (BoSox area) November 1st, 2009 at 12:33 am

    I’m annoying. Sorry.

  756. Boston Dave - 3 wins til 27 November 1st, 2009 at 12:33 am

    the Phillies hopes are riding on Joe Blanton against CC Sabathia.

    I like that.

    :)

  757. haiku-man November 1st, 2009 at 12:33 am

    I’m just glad they didn’t hit ANDY,and if you notice no warnings given !

  758. DT - OPPC member November 1st, 2009 at 12:33 am

    Phil needs to get all the scouting reports out of his head.
    Just play catch with Posada and let his ability take over.

  759. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 12:33 am

    DT – OPPC member
    November 1st, 2009 at 12:32 am
    So if Pettitte wins this game, Andy is getting a #46 tattoo?
    *****

    I am makign sure my friend is.

    He also texted me to tell me that some guy wherever he is has an Oscar the Grouch costume on. I told him to give him my number if he was cute. Sounds like my type of guy

  760. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! November 1st, 2009 at 12:34 am

    This is one of the things I REALLY admire about Girardi. He gets his guys back out there and shows that he has faith in them. With an 8-4 lead he’s giving Hughes the start. Even though Joba has had his troubles, he had the 7th.

    I can’t say enough for Girardi. I like the way he deals with his guys. Torre had favorites and everyone else got ignored. Girardi, to me, is the opposite.

    I liked the choice from Day One. I wasn’t a fan of hiring Donny Baseball, only because to me he was too much like Torre in his personality. I really felt the Yanks needed someone more fiery.

  761. E-gawa November 1st, 2009 at 12:34 am

    HenryfromDC
    November 1st, 2009 at 12:31 am
    is mccarver gone? buck has been in his monotone monologue the past 10 min. he makes me wanna bang my head against the wall or fall asleep.
    ———————-

    lmao. I can’t stand Buck.. I really can’t.. I listened to half of this game on the radio.

  762. Blake November 1st, 2009 at 12:34 am

    Like Joba, you can tell pretty quick whether Phil has it or not. If he comes in Throwing balls and falling behind. Make the move quickly Joe

  763. Benny Blanco November 1st, 2009 at 12:34 am

    mo getting ready in case of a hiccup!

  764. Yankee Trader November 1st, 2009 at 12:34 am

    is mccarver gone? buck has been in his monotone monologue the past 10 min. he makes me wanna bang my head against the wall or fall asleep.
    ****

    Maybe he went to the bathroom
    ———————————-

    Maybe he took a shower, hoping to change the Phillies luck!!

  765. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 12:34 am

    Yankees Fan Living in Hostile Territory (BoSox area)
    November 1st, 2009 at 12:33 am
    I’m annoying. Sorry.
    ****

    Its okay. I blame the influence of the Red Sox fans where you live

  766. Brian in 702 November 1st, 2009 at 12:34 am

    Todd

    GOOD CALL

    Cow Turd is the worst host on radio

    he openly admitted to saying things just to get rise out of people

  767. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 12:34 am

    Come on Hughes!!!

  768. Abdababdaserser November 1st, 2009 at 12:34 am

    HUGHES!

    Come on, lets close this out Philthy!

  769. Zach in Port Jeff November 1st, 2009 at 12:35 am

    EMPTY SEATS AT THE BANK????

    I THOUGHT THEY DONT LEAVE???

  770. Will November 1st, 2009 at 12:35 am

    Of course you bring Hughes in, this is the perfect time for him to face batters and try to get his confidence back. There are much more high leverage situations to save Mariano for. Hopefully CC and the offense can give Mo more rest tomorrow.

  771. djsunyc November 1st, 2009 at 12:35 am

    WHY THE F IS FOX TALKING ABOUT FOOTBALL DURING GAME 3 OF THE WORLD SERIES???

  772. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 12:35 am

    Yankee Trader
    November 1st, 2009 at 12:34 am
    is mccarver gone? buck has been in his monotone monologue the past 10 min. he makes me wanna bang my head against the wall or fall asleep.
    ****

    Maybe he went to the bathroom
    ———————————-

    Maybe he took a shower, hoping to change the Phillies luck!!
    ******

    Like Manny trying to steal my superstition!!!!

  773. hman November 1st, 2009 at 12:35 am

    Hughes getting squeezed again.

  774. Benny Blanco November 1st, 2009 at 12:35 am

    there you go.. challenge them. he was squeezed right there.

  775. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 12:35 am

    Throw strikes…

  776. Abdababdaserser November 1st, 2009 at 12:35 am

    Ouch!

  777. Jockomac November 1st, 2009 at 12:35 am

    I’m not liking what I see….

  778. Trevor November 1st, 2009 at 12:35 am

    I thought Philly fans don’t leave early? According to Manuel.

  779. JasonR November 1st, 2009 at 12:36 am

    Wow Hughes totally threw at the ump.

  780. Bronx Jeers November 1st, 2009 at 12:36 am

    That was for the phantom DP.

  781. TheSportsHernia November 1st, 2009 at 12:36 am

    With this lead its the best opportunity to get a look. Short leash if he’s shaky and if he is, he’s probably done for the year.

  782. Abdababdaserser November 1st, 2009 at 12:36 am

    That is not the way to endear the umpire to the pitcher.

  783. GreenBeret7 November 1st, 2009 at 12:36 am

    Bronx Jeers
    November 1st, 2009 at 12:30 am
    Alex’s necklace?

    Anybody know what it is?

    ————————————————————

    Yes, according to wikipedia, “a necklace is jewelry worn around the neck by both males and females”.

  784. Joey Ramone November 1st, 2009 at 12:36 am

    2 more to go….

  785. DT - OPPC member November 1st, 2009 at 12:36 am

    2 more outs!

  786. Scared of the Wall November 1st, 2009 at 12:36 am

    OK Phil… 2 more!

  787. Tn Yankee November 1st, 2009 at 12:36 am

    If Phil doesn’t walk anyone he will be fine. Close this one out and the series ends in NY

  788. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) November 1st, 2009 at 12:36 am

    2 more kid.

  789. Joe from Long Island November 1st, 2009 at 12:36 am

    Go Phil!!

  790. hman November 1st, 2009 at 12:36 am

    One down baby!!

  791. Yankee44 November 1st, 2009 at 12:36 am

    He got away with a hanger there

  792. Benny Blanco November 1st, 2009 at 12:36 am

    get your confidence back.

  793. Todd November 1st, 2009 at 12:36 am

    Let’s hope Arod doesn’t opt out before game 4…we need him!!

  794. Blake November 1st, 2009 at 12:36 am

    nice Phil, challenge people. You can’t defend a walk..

  795. troggers November 1st, 2009 at 12:36 am

    seem to be alot of empty seats behind home plate.

  796. FeBuch November 1st, 2009 at 12:36 am

    2 to go! Can the bullpen pitch a perfect three innings?

  797. stacey November 1st, 2009 at 12:37 am

    tough call but u gotta try to get hughes confidence back and if u ca stay away mo thats a good thing with another 2 straight days…2 outs away

  798. Boston Dave - 3 wins til 27 November 1st, 2009 at 12:37 am

    I love that Andy is still in line for the win.

    He really battled after that rough 3 run inning (that could have been 1 run if they fielded the bunt).

  799. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 12:37 am

    2 more outs. Come on Hughes…

  800. Linux Post November 1st, 2009 at 12:37 am

    2

  801. Abdababdaserser November 1st, 2009 at 12:37 am

    Bronx Jeers November 1st, 2009 at 12:36 am

    That was for the phantom DP.

    _________________

    :lol:

  802. roundabout November 1st, 2009 at 12:37 am

    McCarver and Buck were sure A-Rod’s shot was a homerun. In 9th, Buck hedges with in the judgment of the umpires and McCarver, Mr. talker, is silent LOL.
    Now Hughes can shut down the Phillies and Buck-McCarver

    Then’s it’s CC tomorrow

  803. Yankees Fan Living in Hostile Territory (BoSox area) November 1st, 2009 at 12:37 am

    Erica,
    Me too. :) Go Yankees! I’ve noticed a lot of BoSox fans have shut up since the WS started . . .

  804. JasonR November 1st, 2009 at 12:37 am

    What a bunch of crap the whole “Phillies fans would never leave a World Series game early” talk turned out to be.

  805. terpbomber (not a bridge jumper) November 1st, 2009 at 12:37 am

    Well, no one’s perfect, Hughes.

  806. Joey Ramone November 1st, 2009 at 12:37 am

    Now it’s a save situation…

  807. hman November 1st, 2009 at 12:37 am

    Jesus Christ Hughes.

  808. erik November 1st, 2009 at 12:37 am

    great, hughes.

  809. Trevor November 1st, 2009 at 12:37 am

    Bandbox!

  810. DW November 1st, 2009 at 12:37 am

    Come on, Phil! You can do it!

    Okay, good thing we have (or had) a 4 run lead.

  811. Blake November 1st, 2009 at 12:37 am

    UGH, what is it with light hitting catchers this year.

  812. Benny Blanco November 1st, 2009 at 12:37 am

    Well, its been nice phil!

  813. Abdababdaserser November 1st, 2009 at 12:37 am

    Crap Hughes. At least he challenged the batter, but …

  814. stacey November 1st, 2009 at 12:37 am

    hughes…gives up one…

  815. Jockomac November 1st, 2009 at 12:37 am

    Ah Jeez!!

  816. Yankees Fan Living in Hostile Territory (BoSox area) November 1st, 2009 at 12:37 am

    thinks that fireworks after a hr are annoying.

  817. Dr Mustard November 1st, 2009 at 12:38 am

    Hughes is rubbish…. Straight Farnsworth fastballs dont cut it kid

  818. Pepitone November 1st, 2009 at 12:38 am

    Cowherd is like most of these so-called sports talk authorities, he is an entertainer who knows nothing about sports.

    Never played sports, never coached sports, but can blab like the devil, and make folks mad. That’s all you need to be a sportstalk host.

    Hughsie looks like he’s doing ok.

    HOME RUN RUIZ, why does this happen when I am about to compliment a pitcher?

  819. Linux Post November 1st, 2009 at 12:38 am

    Not gonna matter.

  820. FeBuch November 1st, 2009 at 12:38 am

    Nope, guess we gotta go to Mo Money…

  821. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 12:38 am

    Too aggressive with that pitch. Straight and bad location.

  822. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! November 1st, 2009 at 12:38 am

    Having faith in Hughes

    The 9th is yours Phil Franchise

    Freaking get those Phils!

  823. djsunyc November 1st, 2009 at 12:38 am

    that’s ok phil…just get the next 2…

    you really can’t throw a belt high fastball in this stadium – it will go out…

  824. erik November 1st, 2009 at 12:38 am

    one more runner on and you have to go to mo.

  825. DT - OPPC member November 1st, 2009 at 12:38 am

    bummer.

    but I’d rather see Hughes challenge hitters than walking hitters.

  826. JZ November 1st, 2009 at 12:38 am

    Hughes still looks weak.
    Joe should not trust him at all.

  827. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 12:38 am

    Poor Hughes :-(

  828. Scared of the Wall November 1st, 2009 at 12:38 am

    Oh no…..

    here comes Mo…

  829. Big Johnson November 1st, 2009 at 12:38 am

    how do you like the move by girardi now?

  830. erik November 1st, 2009 at 12:38 am

    …..or you do it now.

  831. Wang IS Taiwan November 1st, 2009 at 12:38 am

    I believe Donnie Baseball would be a great manager — that he would show confidence in the guys without being hogtied to a stupid stat book.

    Darn, Hughes. Wanted him to do well.

  832. Abdababdaserser November 1st, 2009 at 12:38 am

    UGH, what is it with light hitting catchers this year.

    ___________________

    Better living through chemistry.

  833. igotid88 November 1st, 2009 at 12:38 am

    keep him in.

  834. terpbomber (not a bridge jumper) November 1st, 2009 at 12:38 am

    Can’t boost Hughes’ confidence like that.

  835. JasonR November 1st, 2009 at 12:38 am

    Unfortunately, I think that probably ends Hughes’ run as Rivera’s setup man.

  836. Bryan November 1st, 2009 at 12:38 am

    CRAP… I woulda went one more batter… Stairs cant hit curves

  837. Yankee Fan in Boston November 1st, 2009 at 12:38 am

    Man, Hughes just can’t do anything right. He is shellshocked.

  838. Triple Short Of A Cycle November 1st, 2009 at 12:38 am

    Like I said Hughes should be no where near this game.

    Amazing. Guy is given a 4 run lead and he can’t even make it through the innning and now we have to use Mo

  839. Yankees Fan Living in Hostile Territory (BoSox area) November 1st, 2009 at 12:38 am

    Poor Mo. Guy can’t get a night off.

  840. stacey November 1st, 2009 at 12:39 am

    hopefully mo wont have to throw alot of pitches..

  841. Jeremy November 1st, 2009 at 12:39 am

    That bwas bad by Hughes. You can’t pitch Ruiz up and in.

  842. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Well that was a VERY quick hook. I would of gave him 1 more batter but we know Girardi panics.

  843. Blake November 1st, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Good move, you don’t mess around here. This game is too important. Give Phil a chance but stop it now before he walks the next guy

  844. Mark-Cant Touch This November 1st, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Hughes :( things are just not going well, he cant locate anything

  845. the Truth Squad November 1st, 2009 at 12:39 am

    this is no time for messing around, Mo was always coming in as soon as it became a save situation.

  846. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) November 1st, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Bruney gets a bigger chance than that.

    Damn Mo is going to wear down at this pace.

  847. hman November 1st, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Great. Thought I’d be in bed in 5 minutes.

  848. Jockomac November 1st, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Great.He could only get us one out. Way to step up Phil!!

  849. Nick in SF November 1st, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Did I mention the Jorge Posada lookalike I saw in Anaheim?

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/9.....062477441/

  850. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! November 1st, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Joe’s not fooling…

    Go get ‘em MO!!!!!!

  851. randy l. November 1st, 2009 at 12:39 am

    i would have given hughes another hitter .

  852. Linux Post November 1st, 2009 at 12:39 am

    3 runs against Mo is a hard proposition.

  853. Pepitone November 1st, 2009 at 12:39 am

    I don’t like this move by Joe, it makes the score 8-5, not 8-7, let the kid finish the inning. You’re going to need a fresh Mo later on.

  854. Todd November 1st, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Still waiting for the announcers to say that this park is a bandbox…

  855. Joe from Long Island November 1st, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Well, he was trying to attack and throw strikes. I still wouldn’t give up on Phil. But I would bring in Mo to seal it.

  856. Boston Dave - 3 wins til 27 November 1st, 2009 at 12:39 am

    “Well, no one’s perfect, Hughes.”

    ———

    his fastball location has been off all postseason

    his arm may be a bit tired?

  857. YankeeRay November 1st, 2009 at 12:39 am

    1 more batter for hughes?

  858. WS November 1st, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Can’t believe he’s putting Mo in here. Could come back to bite us tomorrow.

  859. Will November 1st, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Girardi is abusing Mo.

  860. Trevor November 1st, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Yankees need a new scouting report on Ruiz. All he hits is those belt high FBs. Every highlight against the Yankees he hits the same pitch.

  861. DVAB November 1st, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Has girardi learned his lesson yet with Hughes ?…Either Mo or Robertson starts the 9th…Our MGR still has his head up his @$$.

  862. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! November 1st, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Well that pretty much assures we wont be seeing phil for the rest of this series, unless we are down by 10 or up by 10.

  863. Quietstorm November 1st, 2009 at 12:40 am

    should have given him another batter…stairs is weak and just faced rivera last game

  864. RS November 1st, 2009 at 12:40 am

    What is Girardi doing? Hughes can’t get 2 more outs? Really?

    Let him finish the game and end on a positive note, something he hasn’t done in a long time. Rivera doesn’t need to pitch every single day.

  865. BA November 1st, 2009 at 12:40 am

    Where is the guy that was hitting the corners, dropping hooks and blowing fastballs past guys? I miss that Phil Hughes.

  866. terpbomber (not a bridge jumper) November 1st, 2009 at 12:40 am

    This was not unlike bringing in Bruney in with a decent lead to “boost his confidence” only to see that gone in a flash.

  867. Jeff NJ November 1st, 2009 at 12:40 am

    fyi, this is not officially a save situation.

  868. Mehdi also in SF November 1st, 2009 at 12:40 am

    I would have left him in there for one more batter and if he got him I’d let him go for the third out. Alright MO please make this easy on yourself.

  869. JZ November 1st, 2009 at 12:40 am

    f??k Hughes, Mo cannot get a night off.

  870. Triple Short Of A Cycle November 1st, 2009 at 12:40 am

    the Truth Squad,

    Its not a save situation

  871. rconn23 November 1st, 2009 at 12:40 am

    You have to win 3 more games to win the World Series. Get two more outs it’s down to two. Bring in Mo.

    Hughes fastrball is straight as an arrow. You win tonight and piece together the bridge to Mo however, best you can, minus Hughes.

  872. 27 November 1st, 2009 at 12:40 am

    You can eff around with a WS game. Bring in Mo and nail this down.

  873. vin November 1st, 2009 at 12:40 am

    At least Hughes wasn’t trying to nibble.

  874. DT - OPPC member November 1st, 2009 at 12:40 am

    You need to get Hughes right.

    It was a low risk, high reward move.

    Can’t blame Girardi for pitching Hughes in a non-save situation.

  875. igotid88 November 1st, 2009 at 12:40 am

    How does that help Hughes’ confidence if he gets taken out after 1 run.

  876. haiku-man November 1st, 2009 at 12:40 am

    I was so rooting for Phil,he’s lost.The only one in relief that didn’t get three outs.That ball was begging to be hit.

  877. djsunyc November 1st, 2009 at 12:40 am

    guys…gotta win the series…he has to go to mo here…

    just hope this doesn’t carry over to next season for hughes…

  878. 27 November 1st, 2009 at 12:41 am

    You can’t eff around with a WS game. Bring in Mo and nail this down.

  879. Matt November 1st, 2009 at 12:41 am

    Girardi is so dumb.

    This is not even a save situation, and once again he makes a desperate, panic move that could win a battle but lose a war.

    Giving Rivera the day off today could have been a series changing move, in that Rivera could have been available to go 4 or 5 outs perhaps for each of the next 2 games. Instead, another knee jerk, panic move that could affect the rest of these games, and another UNNECESSARY move.

  880. KF November 1st, 2009 at 12:41 am

    Wang IS Taiwan November 1st, 2009 at 12:38 am

    I believe Donnie Baseball would be a great manager — that he would show confidence in the guys without being hogtied to a stupid stat book.

    Girardi and that stupid stat book won 103 games are are in the world series ready to take the lead in this series. That’s tough to beat.

  881. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 12:41 am

    How are they going to get Hughes conifence if he doesn’t even give him another batter??? One of these nights Mo isn’t going to have it. You can’t panic and go right to him.

  882. Russel November 1st, 2009 at 12:41 am

    If I see Hughes pitch again this year I’m going to scream. It’s the bottom of the order and he couldn’t get the job done and they have to bring in Mo. What a waste.

  883. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) November 1st, 2009 at 12:41 am

    IDK what happened to Hughes, I mean this is the same kid that basically saved our season. What’s going on in the POs?

  884. Boston Dave - 3 wins til 27 November 1st, 2009 at 12:41 am

    Nick in SF,

    I Love the In N Out receipt! :)

  885. Abdababdaserser November 1st, 2009 at 12:41 am

    Two Mo outs.

  886. Joey Ramone November 1st, 2009 at 12:41 am

    Why is it that big of a surprise that he is bringing in Mo? It’s a save situation in the world series…

  887. igotid88 November 1st, 2009 at 12:41 am

    How did Hughes struggle?

  888. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 12:41 am

    I meant confidence

  889. Betsy November 1st, 2009 at 12:41 am

    I had no problem bringing Phil in at all – it was the only move to make. At this point, however, the kid is useless. It’s sad how far he’s fallen – he’s going to have some serious work to do this off-season.

  890. Abdababdaserser November 1st, 2009 at 12:41 am

    Get Steps out Mo.

  891. Zach in Port Jeff November 1st, 2009 at 12:41 am

    It’s not the end of the world that Hughes gave up that run.

    He went right at the hitters.

    It would have been worse to me if he walked him.

  892. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 12:41 am

    Matt Stairs is a big guy

  893. Scared of the Wall November 1st, 2009 at 12:41 am

    Maybe Hughes is pulling a Bruney… “I just wanted Mariano to get the opportunity for a save”

  894. the Truth Squad November 1st, 2009 at 12:41 am

    Hughes is just missing location badly and the curve ball that was hit on the ground was a hanger. When you have a chance to go up 2-1 with your ace on the mound tomorrow against the #4 starter for the Phils it’s no time to mess around.

  895. FeBuch November 1st, 2009 at 12:41 am

    This will be debated? You gotta be kidding me Buck, it’s a save situation in the World Series!!! Put him in his place McCarver!

  896. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! November 1st, 2009 at 12:41 am

    Nick:

    that guy is totally Posada jr. wow..thats uncanny!

  897. Thomo November 1st, 2009 at 12:41 am

    Big mistake by Joe – you need to let Hughes try and finish things off. if they get a runner on – fine, but not with a three run lead!

  898. JasonR November 1st, 2009 at 12:41 am

    “Girardi is abusing Mo.”

    There are no Mariano Rules.

    In a save situation, this is his stage.

  899. Bronx Jeers November 1st, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Matt Stairs= Fat Mustached Curt Schilling

  900. roundabout November 1st, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Buck is not telling us there will be a “debate” over bringing in the GREATEST RELIEVER of ALL TIME in a crucial World Series game. At Least McCarver disagrees.

  901. Big Johnson November 1st, 2009 at 12:42 am

    This is 100% the right move. This is the world series folks. These games are enormous. I wouldn’t have even used hughes at all let alone one batter. He should be shut down for the rest of the series in my opinion. He is completely and utterly useless at this point.

  902. Boston Dave - 3 wins til 27 November 1st, 2009 at 12:42 am

    “You can’t eff around with a WS game. Bring in Mo and nail this down.”

    ————

    hard to argue that.

    Hughes hasn’t shown he can handle being out there.

    Either go to Robertson or Mo. Can’t argue either.

  903. sar515 November 1st, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Why focus on negatives on a night like this????

  904. Dr Mustard November 1st, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Who gives a toss about Hughes confidence…win the game

  905. austinmac November 1st, 2009 at 12:42 am

    So much for the Hughes idea. Erica, I’d say people just like your non-baseball amusing thoughts. That’s a compliment.

  906. Abdababdaserser November 1st, 2009 at 12:42 am

    One Mo.

  907. Joey Ramone November 1st, 2009 at 12:42 am

    3 pitch out…good

  908. Thomo November 1st, 2009 at 12:42 am

    and now, Rollins who knows how to hit Mariano gets his chance!

  909. JZ November 1st, 2009 at 12:42 am

    3 pitches for 1 out

  910. hman November 1st, 2009 at 12:42 am

    You have to go to Mo. Win this and you need two more games. You never know what is going to happen tomorrow. You may be saving Mo for nothing. Maybe its a blowout.

  911. Joe from Long Island November 1st, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Easy out on three pitches. Another quick one and no damage to Mo.

  912. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 12:42 am

    How is this not a save situation???

  913. Joe M November 1st, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Well at least Hughes got 1 out….Our bullpen worries me sick.

  914. Triple Short Of A Cycle November 1st, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Joey Ramone,

    Its not a save situation

  915. blake November 1st, 2009 at 12:42 am

    I know people are questioning this move to bring in Rivera, but he only needs two outs and this game is crucial. If they win then we have the advantage in game 4 to go up 3-1. If we lose then its CC trying to tie it up with Cliff Lee pitching Game 5 on full rest.
    You worry about today first in the playoffs.

  916. Abdababdaserser November 1st, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Come on, make Rollins look silly.

  917. Boston Dave - 3 wins til 27 November 1st, 2009 at 12:42 am

    3 pitch out

    he may get out of it with 6-7 pitches

    not a huge deal

  918. terpbomber (not a bridge jumper) November 1st, 2009 at 12:42 am

    All bets are off with that “Phillies in 5″ prediction. Them’s fightin’ words! :lol:

    C.C. really needs to go the distance tonight.

  919. Todd November 1st, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Matt Stairs…….softball beer league MVP…

  920. djsunyc November 1st, 2009 at 12:42 am

    YEAH BABY!!!

  921. Zooboy November 1st, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Hughes can work on his confidence over the winter. If he can’t get outs he can’t pitch in the WS. Dats it.

    MO!

  922. vb03 November 1st, 2009 at 12:43 am

    Wow, that was quick.

  923. igotid88 November 1st, 2009 at 12:43 am

    Yankees Win!!!!

  924. MB November 1st, 2009 at 12:43 am

    I feel bad for Hughes’ confidence and wish he could stay in to get the final two outs, but you don’t mess around in the world series.

  925. Boston Dave - 3 wins til 27 November 1st, 2009 at 12:43 am

    5 pitches

    2 outs

    another save

    Mo is the man

  926. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 12:43 am

    Woohoo!!! Nice quick inning by Mo.

  927. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) November 1st, 2009 at 12:43 am

    We’ll talk about this later.

    2-1

  928. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! November 1st, 2009 at 12:43 am

    Girardi muses

    Mariano Rivera

    The only answer!!!!!

  929. pat November 1st, 2009 at 12:43 am

    I thought Rollins said he could hit Mo?

  930. Zach in Port Jeff November 1st, 2009 at 12:43 am

    Good thing I’m not at this game.

    I’d be asking all the Philly fans how much they paid for their tickets as they moped out of the building.

  931. Jeremy November 1st, 2009 at 12:43 am

    That’s how you get it done. Thanks Mo !

  932. DT - OPPC member November 1st, 2009 at 12:43 am

    I like that Mr. “Phils in 5″ Rollins made the last out.

  933. JZ November 1st, 2009 at 12:43 am

    good, Mo only threw 5 pitches!

  934. Tn Yankee November 1st, 2009 at 12:43 am

    Yankees win THEEEEEEEE Yankees win

  935. Thomo November 1st, 2009 at 12:43 am

    oh – guess Rollins is saving it for his next at back. Game over!

  936. Bryan November 1st, 2009 at 12:43 am

    5 pitches eat it Philly!!!!!!!!

  937. blake November 1st, 2009 at 12:43 am

    there ya go, he threw what 5 or 6 pitches. Shouldn’t affect him at all for tommorow and we win the game with no drama

  938. hman November 1st, 2009 at 12:43 am

    Easy as pie.

    Think 4 pitches will wear Mo out for Game 4?

  939. Betsy November 1st, 2009 at 12:43 am

    Forget Phil’s confidence – this is about winning the game. How is it not a save situation when the lead is 3 runs?

  940. Triple Short Of A Cycle November 1st, 2009 at 12:43 am

    For it to be a save with a 3 run lead you either have to start the inning or have the tying run on deck

  941. vb03 November 1st, 2009 at 12:43 am

    5 pitch inning. I don’t think there’s anything to worry about.

  942. Abdababdaserser November 1st, 2009 at 12:43 am

    YES!

    Wait, I thought Rollins said they could get to Mo. How’d he do?

    :twisted:

  943. FeBuch November 1st, 2009 at 12:43 am

    Suck on that Buck!!! WOO HOO!!! Rivera threw what 4 pitches there? He’ll be fine, the Phillies on the other hand? They’ve got a bum pitcher going up against our ace, y’all are in trouble!!!

  944. Joey Ramone November 1st, 2009 at 12:43 am

    Nice 5 pitch save for Mo!

    Great win! Hopefully they crush Blanton tomorrow, and CC pitches a CG shutout!

  945. Todd November 1st, 2009 at 12:43 am

    Mo—————quick & lethal…………

  946. Trevor November 1st, 2009 at 12:43 am

    Yep I would have left him in for 1 more batter too. He just threw the high FB to the wrong hitter.

  947. Nick in SF November 1st, 2009 at 12:43 am

    michelle, my brother and I yelled “Jorge!!” to him and he totally looked… he knows the deal.

  948. Mike B. November 1st, 2009 at 12:43 am

    Nice rip J-roll. You sure figured him out!

  949. Russel November 1st, 2009 at 12:44 am

    They could have used Robertson. When was the last time he pitched?

  950. E-gawa November 1st, 2009 at 12:44 am

    2 MORE WINS TO GO!!

  951. nature boy November 1st, 2009 at 12:44 am

    i thought j-roll had mariano figured out?

  952. Big Johnson November 1st, 2009 at 12:44 am

    Oh boy. We really destroyed rivera there with an entire 5 pitches. He is fully ready to go tomorrow and beyond. Plenty of time to rest after the season.

  953. JZ November 1st, 2009 at 12:44 am

    the worst case we will come back to Bronx.

    Go Yankees!!!

  954. WS November 1st, 2009 at 12:44 am

    Its not a save because he only got 2 outs.

  955. Jimmy November 1st, 2009 at 12:44 am

    The only one dumb is you, Matt. Get a clue about baseball before you post. Calling Girardi dumb…pot calling the kettle black, kid.

  956. erik November 1st, 2009 at 12:44 am

    mo made that look easy.

    if we can take 2/3 in philly by winning CC’s start tomorrow, we are in very good shape.

  957. Patrick November 1st, 2009 at 12:44 am

    Jimmy Rollins’ prediction is right, this series will be over in five games :)

  958. the Truth Squad November 1st, 2009 at 12:44 am

    the Yankees bullpen did a great job tonight-Marte was simply overpowering, Joba was really good and Mo was Mo. Even if Hughes is in a bad slump having Marte throwing so well and Joba seemingly getting straightened out a little is probably going to be enough to get 2 wins before the Phils win 3.

  959. DVAB November 1st, 2009 at 12:44 am

    5 pitches and another save and PLENTY left in the tank to save the game tomorrow for CC…that is…IF CC does now just pitch a CG an REALLY quiet down the Phillies, including bat slamming Werth, the Bastage Fagala !

  960. Dr Mustard November 1st, 2009 at 12:44 am

    Rollins is an overated bum

  961. FeBuch November 1st, 2009 at 12:44 am

    Triple Short of a Cycle

    That’s just not true, that was a save situation.

  962. blake November 1st, 2009 at 12:44 am

    I think Girardi managed masterfully tonight. About as perfect a job managing as we could hope for.

  963. Yankee Fan in Boston November 1st, 2009 at 12:44 am

    What now Rollins!? What now!? What’d you see about Rivera? You can KNOW whats coming, and it doesn’t make a difference!

    Hey Rollins, this World Series may be won in 5 games, but it ain’t gonna be by the Phillies! What now!?

    Big mouth gets you in trouble.

  964. JasonR November 1st, 2009 at 12:44 am

    The good news: It only took Rivera five pitches to get out of that inning.

    He should still be fresh for Games 4 and 5.

  965. GreenBeret7 November 1st, 2009 at 12:44 am

    So, with NYY having a 2-1 lead in games, will it stop the 2nd guessing and whining until at least the first pitch is thrown, tomorrow?

  966. Shawn November 1st, 2009 at 12:44 am

    Yeah Yankees!!! Good game guys!!!

  967. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! November 1st, 2009 at 12:45 am

    World Series Game III

    Pettitte and the Pendulum

    Halloween Classic!

  968. Joey Ramone November 1st, 2009 at 12:45 am

    BTW, someone should remind Rollins that they still haven’t hit Mo…

  969. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 12:45 am

    That was beautiful

  970. roundabout November 1st, 2009 at 12:45 am

    Now telling us.. my bad

  971. 27 November 1st, 2009 at 12:45 am

    Nice! Now I can sleep.

    CC tomorrow!!!!

  972. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 12:45 am

    austinmac
    November 1st, 2009 at 12:42 am
    So much for the Hughes idea. Erica, I’d say people just like your non-baseball amusing thoughts. That’s a compliment.
    *******

    I try to be more than fluff :-(

  973. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 12:45 am

    Notice Buck wasn’t excited to say the Yanks won. He sounded upset.

  974. Abdababdaserser November 1st, 2009 at 12:45 am

    Swisher did well tonight. Nice to see him get his bat working for a game in the post season.

  975. Betsy November 1st, 2009 at 12:45 am

    Eat this, Manuel – this is for your rude Andy comments and your disrespect for Mo.

  976. Trevor November 1st, 2009 at 12:45 am

    Rollins prediction is already wrong. :lol:

  977. Matt November 1st, 2009 at 12:45 am

    This is not a save situation, learn the rules. You have to be in there with the tying run on deck unless you start the inning with a 3 run lead, and he did not start the inning and the tying run was not on deck.

    It was a panic move, plain and simple, and one that ties his hands in games 4 and 5 since Mo won’t be able to go 2 tomorrow night as a result of this. Girardi has the best roster in baseball, and he refuses to take advantage.

    He has no respect and no faith in Hughes, and don’t you think that might be causing this problem as well? When your manager consistently shows that he doesn’t trust you and won’t give you a chance to get it together, I’m sure that hurts your confidence even more. Hughes made 1 bad pitch and gave up a HR, with a 4 run lead, while throwing strikes and challenging guys with a big lead. That is hardly reason to panic, unless you are Joe Girardi.

    A stupid move, another blatant case of overmanaging. Hopefully it doesn’t affect the rest of the series.

  978. Nick in SF November 1st, 2009 at 12:46 am

    And I give Mr. Girardi double bunus points for putting Phil in and for yanking him after the homer… both good moves.

    Maybe we need Mo tomorrow night, maybe we don’t, but Giradi did the right thing to win THIS game tonight.

    Two down, two to go!

  979. Wang IS Taiwan November 1st, 2009 at 12:46 am

    KF — if you think that stat book is responsibile for our wins, then you haven’t really been watching our team play the game. It’s when Girardi let his book do the thinking that most of our close games were lost.

    Sorry, but there aren’t many savvy book-less managers that couldn’t have takent this team to the WS.

    You can give GI Joe’s book all the credit you want, though. We’ll just have to agree to disagree on that account.

  980. RS November 1st, 2009 at 12:46 am

    How many of Pettitte’s postseason wins has Rivera saved?

  981. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) November 1st, 2009 at 12:46 am

    “Matt Stairs…….softball beer league MVP…”

    Something about that comment made me spit my hot cocoa.

  982. BA November 1st, 2009 at 12:46 am

    Mo was the right choice, he was warming anyway and you HAD to win this one. Who knows tomorrow the Yanks could be ahead 8-0 in the ninth.

  983. DW November 1st, 2009 at 12:46 am

    Yay, Yankees!

  984. Yanks_Fan November 1st, 2009 at 12:46 am

    Girardi isn’t abusing Mo, he is doing the right thing here. Game 4 doesn’t matter if you still are playing Game 3. Hughes had his chance and he knew as soon as he made this a save situation Mo would come in. He got the first out, but failed to their 8th hitter. You can’t do that.

    This is the World Series. Mo is in and the Yankees win the pivotal Game 3. How can you criticize? If the Yanks score a lot tomorrow, Mo gets his day off. And to think Mo just threw 5 pitches, how can you debate this?

  985. Abdababdaserser November 1st, 2009 at 12:46 am

    100 pitches of fun… November 1st, 2009 at 12:45 am

    Notice Buck wasn’t excited to say the Yanks won. He sounded upset.
    _______________

    Yeah, nothing like an unbiased announcer calling the game. We are so lucky.

  986. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 12:46 am

    I wonder if Lee will ask for the ball tomorrow? I wouldn’t be surprised to hear he is pitching the game tomrrow.

  987. CR9 November 1st, 2009 at 12:46 am

    The HP umpire tonight was a real POS, or for those who do not approve of such language, a piece of work.

    In our hitting innings, namely in the 6th, 7th, 8th, was cheating our hitters left and right. Damon AB, Tex AB. 2-0 counts mainly.

  988. 27 November 1st, 2009 at 12:47 am

    Abusing Mo? Are you kidding? He threw 5 pitches!!!!

  989. Nick in SF November 1st, 2009 at 12:47 am

    Matt, how is Girardi going to here your complaints if you don’t go ALL CAPS???

  990. DT - OPPC member November 1st, 2009 at 12:47 am

    “michelle, my brother and I yelled “Jorge!!” to him and he totally looked… he knows the deal.”

    Nick – cool pic. Do you think it’s a relative?

  991. JasonR November 1st, 2009 at 12:48 am

    “It was a panic move, plain and simple, and one that ties his hands in games 4 and 5 since Mo won’t be able to go 2 tomorrow night as a result of this. Girardi has the best roster in baseball, and he refuses to take advantage. ”

    Learn the schedule. Rivera isn’t going 2 innings tomorrow with a game on Monday.

  992. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! November 1st, 2009 at 12:48 am

    “Notice Buck wasn’t excited to say the Yanks won. He sounded upset.”

    :D

    What a D he is.

  993. Pepitone November 1st, 2009 at 12:48 am

    Remember folks, we were up 2-1 against the Marlins too, and we all knew how that turned out.

    But, I really like our chances with Sabathia on the hill tomorrow. Get that victory, then we’re up 3-1, and the rest is all downhill from there.

  994. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! November 1st, 2009 at 12:48 am

    Alright off to a halloween affair…its only 10 on the west coast….

    P.S. I hope the dolphins kill the trash talking jests….AGAIN!

  995. Zach in Port Jeff November 1st, 2009 at 12:48 am

    Matt. Is Baseball for Dummies on your Christmas wish-list?

    It should be.

  996. Jimmy November 1st, 2009 at 12:48 am

    Matt = clueless.

    So many errors in your last post regarding Mo and his availability.

    Just clueless, son. You are just a clueless troll.

  997. GreenBeret7 November 1st, 2009 at 12:48 am

    Dispite a small hiccup by Hughes, the bullpen was outstanding. Nice job by the team to get it to Sabathia tomorrow and a chance to push the lead to 3-1. Should be fun. He just needs to turn in the same game he pitched in the opener.

  998. randyhater November 1st, 2009 at 12:48 am

    Save the confidence building for spring training. Mo was warmed up anyway, why take a chance.

    We won’t need Mo tomorrow when we tee off on the Lard Lad.

  999. Joker, The November 1st, 2009 at 12:48 am

    god i love being wrong when i think the yankees are gonna lose.

  1000. Betsy November 1st, 2009 at 12:48 am

    Great game all around – very, very happy for Alex. I was dead wrong about Swish – and glad to be. The pen was great outside of Phil, but we won’t see him anymore anyway.

    Major kudos to Andy who did what he had to do……

  1001. rconn23 November 1st, 2009 at 12:48 am

    Joe Buck is a moron. Debated? Bringing in Mo when you have to win three games (now two) to win the World Series?

    There is no way that moves should be debated by anyone.

    He’s not even half the broadcaster his father was.

  1002. Betsy November 1st, 2009 at 12:49 am

    Matt, blow off you fool…….

  1003. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 12:49 am

    Buck sounds sooo upset. They both want to cry. Get some tissues in the booth.

  1004. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! November 1st, 2009 at 12:49 am

    KF, I’m with you on Girardi. Hands down.

    :)

    Sleep well. It’s great to be a Yankee fan.

  1005. Carl November 1st, 2009 at 12:49 am

    http://mlb.mlb.com/media/video.....id=6350584

    live press conferences here

  1006. zmaster! November 1st, 2009 at 12:49 am

    rollins “phillies in 5″
    shutup jimmy :)

  1007. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! November 1st, 2009 at 12:50 am

    Joe Buck is seriously depressed, do you think he took J-Rolls odds and now has lost a lot of MONEY.

  1008. Wang IS Taiwan November 1st, 2009 at 12:50 am

    Betsy:

    Eat this, Manuel – this is for your rude Andy comments and your disrespect for Mo.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Betsy, I missed his comments. Where were they published? I’m surprised!

  1009. the Truth Squad November 1st, 2009 at 12:50 am

    100 pitches of fun…
    November 1st, 2009 at 12:46 am
    I wonder if Lee will ask for the ball tomorrow? I wouldn’t be surprised to hear he is pitching the game tomrrow.
    ————————
    you need to learn something about pitching before you make comments like that. Lee probably threw a side session today or yesterday to get ready for Monday, he couldn’t pitch tomorrow even if he wanted to.

  1010. Big Johnson November 1st, 2009 at 12:50 am

    Matt said:

    “A stupid move, another blatant case of overmanaging. Hopefully it doesn’t affect the rest of the series.”

    We won a world series game on 5 pitches, and you still think bringing in MO was wrong?

    I am calling you a bosox fan. Even the dumbest yankee fan wouldn’t say something so absurd.

  1011. Zach in Port Jeff November 1st, 2009 at 12:50 am

    Ahhhhh. Mitch Williams time.

  1012. CR9 November 1st, 2009 at 12:50 am

    Buck “We are here in the booooth with our pumpkins”

    This is World Series Game 3, and he looks like he is completely out of it. Professionalism just does not exist with FOX, or ESPN.

  1013. Dassit November 1st, 2009 at 12:50 am

    lol @ A-Rod being the first guy to have a homer reviewed in regular season play and now also the first one to have a homer reviewed in post season play.

  1014. KF November 1st, 2009 at 12:51 am

    I didn’t hear them congratulate the Yankees, just discuss their favorite costumes…..What a way to end a national broadcast

  1015. Harbinger of Sorrow November 1st, 2009 at 12:51 am

    someone kicked Joe Buck in the nuts

    unfortunately, it wasn’t me

  1016. sjc November 1st, 2009 at 12:51 am

    im pretty sure joe buck is drunk.

  1017. blake November 1st, 2009 at 12:51 am

    With Lee likely pitching against a short rest AJ in Game 5 the Yankees really need to come out win a game they should win tommorow.

    If they take care of business in Game 4 then the Phillies have to win 3 straight against AJ, Pettite, and CC.

  1018. Betsy November 1st, 2009 at 12:51 am

    I don’t know if Cliff Lee can pitch tomorrow. Wouldn’t today have been his throw day?

  1019. Doreen November 1st, 2009 at 12:51 am

    Good game. Good to win the first in Philly. Now they know the series gets back to NY (if necessary).

    It was interesting how Buck and Tim kept saying the HR was a judgement call, rather than a solid HR call. They’re just so obvious. :lol:

  1020. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 12:51 am

    Anyone think 150 pounds Lee and his pine tar big curveball is pitching tomorrow?

  1021. 27 November 1st, 2009 at 12:52 am

    Matt, are you kidding? You care about Hughes’ confidence in the World Series? There is NO time to start worrying about pitchers feelings. I am the first one to be concerned about Hughes and wish he would bounce back soon, but the Yankees cant afford to play psychiatrist at the expense of a WS game.

  1022. CR9 November 1st, 2009 at 12:52 am

    Did anyone know that the Yankees were in this World Series?

    Is is not between the Phillies and the Phillies?

  1023. igotid88 November 1st, 2009 at 12:52 am

    Alex had the first reviewed HR in the regular season. And first reviewed HR in the World Series. I think.

  1024. Bronx Jeers November 1st, 2009 at 12:53 am

    So that was a nice Halloween treat.

    They really looked relaxed out there tonight.

    Andy didn’t have his best game but fought through it. I thought he pitched better than 4ER in 6.

    Swish and Arod came and kicked butt. Alex really looked relaxed at the plate.

    And maybe Joba can help them get two more wins.

    I like Rollins 5 game prediction afterall.

  1025. 27 November 1st, 2009 at 12:53 am

    Yeah. I think it would be tough for Lee to just jump in tomorrow – today was probably his throw day.

  1026. Patrick November 1st, 2009 at 12:53 am

    It’s nice to know that Matt stays consistent.

    Still complaining even though the Yanks are leading the World Series. Gotta love ya bud!

    Not a panic move in the least. Joe gave Phil a chance, he failed so he brought Mo in. Game over in 5 pitches. Mo will be available tomorrow and the next day, there is no downside to that move.

  1027. Yankee Trader November 1st, 2009 at 12:53 am

    Mitch Williams called it right. He said the winner of tonights game would score 8 runs. Except he was wrong in picking the Phillies to get the 8 runs!!!

    Mitch Williams-one pitch-walk off WS winning homer by Joe Carter, and he was never the same pitcher.

  1028. mick November 1st, 2009 at 12:53 am

    You tell em Betsy!

  1029. hman November 1st, 2009 at 12:53 am

    Matt -

    You have to put yourself in the best position to win the game you are playing tonight — not tomorrow. A panic move would have been starting Mo for the 9th. Girardi tried Hughes, and Hughes could not be trusted after Ruiz. Plain and simple. If Hughes had been lights out lately, I could see leaving him in, but Hughes is obviously in a rut. Girardi would have been crucified if he left him in only to put some guys on and then turn to Mo.

    You have the best reliever in the game. World Series. You use him.

    You worry about tomorrow, tomorrow.

    You may not even need Mo.

    Tonight was a huge win with CC going tomorrow night.

  1030. CR9 November 1st, 2009 at 12:53 am

    sjc
    He had to drink himself silly to drown his sorrows. I hope his wife keeps his kids away from him. I would not trust him near children.

  1031. Linux Post November 1st, 2009 at 12:53 am

    Yeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1032. blake November 1st, 2009 at 12:53 am

    Lee isn’t pitching tommorow. If that was in question he would have waiting until after this game to make the announcement.

  1033. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 12:53 am

    igotid88
    November 1st, 2009 at 12:52 am
    Alex had the first reviewed HR in the regular season. And first reviewed HR in the World Series. I think.

    *****

    You are correct

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/bl.....mlb,199400

  1034. GreenBeret7 November 1st, 2009 at 12:53 am

    Zach in Port Jeff
    November 1st, 2009 at 12:48 am
    Matt. Is Baseball for Dummies on your Christmas wish-list?

    It should be.

    ————————————————————

    He needs to start with “Baseball For Idiots”. That’s for beginners. “Baseball For Dummies” is more advanced 4th graders.

  1035. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) November 1st, 2009 at 12:53 am

    Halloween Eve Party in like 2 hrs. so I’m outta here. Later Lohud. :D

  1036. zmaster! November 1st, 2009 at 12:53 am

    YANKEES BABY!!!! ALL THE WAY!!
    2 MORE WINS!!! THEN ITS PARTY TIME FOR REAL!!!

  1037. the Truth Squad November 1st, 2009 at 12:54 am

    I repeat, Lee CAN’T pitch tomorrow. Starting pitchers always throw in between starts when they have 4 days rest-it was either today or yesterday. He is UNAVAILABLE tomorrow.

  1038. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 12:54 am

    Tomorrow is a big game for the Yanks. If Lee stays on track and pitches game 5 and you would assume that he will pitch another good game. Yanks need to treat Blanton the way they did Hamels today. Hamels lost it very quick.

  1039. haiku-man November 1st, 2009 at 12:54 am

    -I’ll bet Manuel moves Lee up now.Mo threw 39 pitches thurs day for 2 innings.Tonight 2 outs needed he throws 5 pitches.

    -Philly has to be concerned that Alex is hitting and Ryan isn’t

    -Big game Andy has bragging rights for the hit tonight.

    -Rollins won’t get his wish.

    -Yankees 2 games away from # 27!!

  1040. CR9 November 1st, 2009 at 12:55 am

    His father was such a great man, a legend, a truely class act. Joe is so shameful, his father must turning in his grave.

  1041. igotid88 November 1st, 2009 at 12:55 am

    Hughes will strike out the side tomorrow.

  1042. randyhater November 1st, 2009 at 12:55 am

    Cliff Lee wants no part of 3 days rest. He’s made that clear.

    Can’t wait to fix his wagon and finish this Series in Philly.

  1043. blake November 1st, 2009 at 12:55 am

    I would have loved to see Hughes lock it down there but the good news is that he threw strikes..

  1044. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 12:55 am

    new thread :arrow:

  1045. mick November 1st, 2009 at 12:56 am

    Phil had his chance. He’s got to stop sulking. So Joba and Marte moved ahead of him. Be a team player. Joe pulling him is akin to benching Swisher. Good job Joe.

  1046. Betsy November 1st, 2009 at 12:56 am

    Wang, I will try to post them later. Manuel basically said Andy was old and that his Indians teams had success against him………(which means exactly what?)….. They were so disrespectful.

  1047. Yankee Trader November 1st, 2009 at 12:57 am

    Doreen-

    Earlier McCarver did feel it was a homer. I can’t stand listening to McCarver, but he has been better in fairly calling the game with less obvious bias for the Phillies for whom he spent the last six years of his career.

  1048. Yankee44 November 1st, 2009 at 12:57 am

    It was absolutely the right move bringing in Mo. Giving Hughes a chance to right himself was all well and good, but even on the single out he got, he got away with a fat hanging curve. After he gave up the home run to Ruiz, he’d be looking at Stairs and then the top of the order. Would you want to mess around and take that chance?

  1049. Dr Mustard November 1st, 2009 at 12:57 am

    Joe Buck needs to be on the scrap heap like Steve Phillips collecting a welfare check

  1050. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing November 1st, 2009 at 12:57 am

    How’d you like Andy’s RBI single, Betsy? :D

  1051. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 12:58 am

    new thread :arrow: :arrow:

  1052. blake November 1st, 2009 at 12:58 am

    Manuel was banking on winning one of Game 3 or 4 with Lee going in Game 5. Game 3 was the easier of the 2 on paper and the Yanks won that one.

    We can’t let them get that split tommorow because if they do the advantage goes back to them…

  1053. Abdababdaserser November 1st, 2009 at 12:58 am

    zmaster! November 1st, 2009 at 12:49 am

    rollins “phillies in 5?
    shutup jimmy :)

    _________

    Maybe Nostra-Rollins misremembers what he saw in his vision… it was Phillies in 5, but they LOSE in 5. ;)

  1054. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 12:58 am

    I repeat, Lee CAN’T pitch tomorrow
    ———————-

    You don’t know if maybe he didn’t throw incase he was needed for tomorrow if they lost tonight. You don’t know if he threw or not.

  1055. hobbie November 1st, 2009 at 12:59 am

    The odds of winning this series just increased dramatically. Only two starts for Lee total. We have two starts possible for C.C.

    The Phillies are a great tram but I think we have a good chance now.

    Glad to see Swisher succeed

  1056. blake November 1st, 2009 at 1:00 am

    I’ll be shocked if Lee pitches tommorow. If he sends Lee up against CC tommorow and he loses then the Phillies are done…

  1057. hobbie November 1st, 2009 at 1:00 am

    Phillies in 5 isn’t looking to likely :>)

  1058. Bryan November 1st, 2009 at 1:00 am

    Charlie Manuel crying about A-Rod’s HR in his press conference

    Philly is always crying no matter what sport

  1059. Doreen November 1st, 2009 at 1:02 am

    Yankee Trader -

    You’re correct. It was Buck who kept saying it was a judgement call. McCarver did say HR.

  1060. blake November 1st, 2009 at 1:03 am

    Pettite is such a grinder. They have to resign him for next year unless he decides to retire..

  1061. Matt November 1st, 2009 at 1:05 am

    Guys, that was NOT a save situation.

    NOT A SAVE SITUATION.

    OBVIOUS OVERMANAGING.

    Getting Rivera that day off could have allowed you to use him for additional outs the next day. That could have been huge with a chance to go up 3-1 in the series. Every out you use him for today is one less he probably can get tomorrow.

    Winning the war is more important. Knee jerk, panic moves do not help you win the war, they make your own life more difficult down the line. Thinking long term is more important when the game is pretty much over.

  1062. haiku-man November 1st, 2009 at 1:08 am

    Now you know CC wants a WS win.He’s the only one on the starting rotation that hasn’t won,after getting the ALCS MVP.

    Now if Tex,Cano,and Melky would just start hitting.

  1063. vin November 1st, 2009 at 1:09 am

    Pettitte battling through the early innings is what won this game. Lesser pitchers would have folded… and our hopes would rest on Gaudin/Aceves trying to navigate the middle innings in Philly.

  1064. Matt November 1st, 2009 at 1:10 am

    Hughes could not be trusted?

    Wake up guys.

    He was pounding the strike zone because he had a huge lead. That is why he gave up a HR, not that he can’t “be trusted” but that he was LAYING IT IN THERE to avoid walking hitters with a big lead, and TRUSTING HIS STUFF. Funny, I thought those were signs that a guy was confident and pitching to the score?

    But obviously you don’t think it’s a panic move because you all were blatantly biased against bringing in Hughes in the first place. You all wanted to bring in Mo to begin an inning with a 4 run lead 2 days after he threw 39 pitches, when there are 3 days in a row with games.

    The chance of winning the game when you bring in Mo goes up maybe 1%. Is that worth making him throw pitches? Stop with the 5 pitches thing. Just having him warm up and throw any pitches means that he has to work and doesn’t get to recover from the 39 pitch outing. Getting Rivera that day off means you can use him for 4-5 outs each game for the next 2 days because of the day off afterwards, but now you have to be careful not to burn him out.

    Of course Mo won’t say to not give him the ball. But that’s not the point. If his cutter is just a little less sharp, or his control a little off, and he makes a mistake over the plate, his stuff is more hittable than it has ever been. Winning this game is important, but this game was over, and you know it. Bringing in Rivera changed nothing, except his level of fatigue.

  1065. Bobby November 1st, 2009 at 1:19 am

    Well said Matt. I hated bring in Mo even though “he only threw 5 pitches.” Its a waste of your best pitcher in a low leverage situation. You could have used Robertson and if he put a guy on, then bring in Mo. He could have easily thrown 23 pitches that inning like the other night. Then what?


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