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Game 156: Yankees vs. Red Sox

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Sep 26, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (92-63)
Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Jorge Posada C
Lance Berkman DH
Curtis Granderson CF
Brett Gardner LF

RHP Phil Hughes (17-8, 4.31)
Hughes vs. Red Sox

RED SOX (85-69)
Marco Scutaro 2B
J.D. Drew RF
Victor Martinez C
David Ortiz DH
Adrian Beltre 3B
Jed Lowrie SS
Ryan Kalish CF
Bill Hall LF
Lars Anderson 1B

RHP Daisuke Matsuzaka (9-6, 4.86)
Matsuzaka vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 8:05 p.m. / ESPN

UMPIRES: HP Phil Cuzzi, 1B Brian O’Nora, 2B Jerry Crawford, 3B Chris Guccione

WEATHER: Temperatures in the 60s, with a breeze blowing in from center field. It feels pretty chilly at the ball park.

STUMBLE IN SEPTEMBER: The Yankees are so far 10-13 in September. They haven’t had a losing record in the final month of a season since 2000 when they went 13-18 and went on to win the World Series.

ONE MORE FOR JETER: With a hit tonight, Derek Jeter will extend his hitting streak to 15 games. It would be the 12th hitting streak of at least 15 games in his career, the second most among active players behind Ichiro Suzuki who has 14.

MORE WITH LESS: Alex Rodriguez has a home run in three of his past five at-bats. He already has 117 RBI and will play, at most, 137 game this season. According to the Yankees, since RBI became an official statistic in 1920, there have been only 19 times that a player has recorded more than 117 RBI while playing 137 games or less. Two Yankees have done it: Babe Ruth in 1929 and 1932, and Joe DiMaggio in 1939 and 1940.

CUTTING IT CLOSE: Eight of the Yankees past 12 losses have been by three runs or less. So have 21 of their 31 losses since the all-star break.

UPDATE, 8:56 p.m.: RBI single by Victor Martinez has given the Red Sox a 1-0 lead in the third inning. Nick Swisher didn’t help things by diving for a ball in right field, playing a single into a double.

UPDATE, 9:13 p.m.: Last night, Alex Rodriguez said the Yankees needed a starting pitcher to step up and give them a big start. Hughes seems to be on his way, but he’s going to need some runs. It’s still 1-0 heading into the bottom of the fourth. The Yankees have Swisher, Teixeira and Rodriguez coming up.

UPDATE, 9:45 p.m.: Hughes is through six innings, but the Yankees still can’t get to Matsuzaka. It’s 1-0 in the bottom of the sixth.

UPDATE, 9:54 p.m.: Hughes walked the leadoff man in the seventh and Robertson is getting loose in the bullpen.

UPDATE, 10:02 p.m.: Hughes is finished after back-to-back walks in the seventh. Robertson is in. Hughes walked off to a big ovation. He gave the Yankees what they needed, but the Yankees homer-happy offense hasn’t done anything tonight.

UPDATE, 10:08 p.m.: Some big outs from Robertson who didn’t let the ball out of the infield. He was pretty fired up when he struck out Anderson to strand runners at the corners.

UPDATE, 10:18 p.m.: Rodriguez comes through for the Yankees, a two-run home run to put them in front 2-1 in the seventh. Kerry Wood is getting loose in the bullpen. Rodriguez has four home runs in the past three days. Every run the Yankees have scored since Friday has come on a home run.

UPDATE, 11:02 p.m.: Ryan Kalish stole two bags, the Yankees infield was playing in and Bill Hall got a game-tying single past Rodriguez at third. Tied at 2 in the ninth.

UPDATE, 11:35 p.m.: While I’ve been frantically rewriting and re-rewriting my running game story, Mariano Rivera has given up the lead, and Jonathan Papelbon has blown a save. It’s now 3-3 in the 10th, and I can’t help wondering if Eduardo Nunez didn’t just locked up a spot on the postseason roster with his steal of third base. He might not be as fast as Greg Golson, but he might be a better base runner, and that might make him a better option as a pinch runner off the bench.

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1,983 Responses to “Game 156: Yankees vs. Red Sox”

  1. Swishalicious33 September 26th, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Kick some Sawx ass.

  2. Bronx Jeers September 26th, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    This season they’ve been showing a Yankee highlight video to this song right before the guys take the field.

    It kind of grew on me.

    Go hard, today
    Can’t worry the past, cause that was yes-terday
    I’m gonna put it on tonight cause it’s my time

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Ksa0j9TBQ8

  3. tyanksfan36 September 26th, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    I’m expecting a win tonight. Phil has been pitching really well lately and with the A lineup they really have no excuses. Go Yankees.

  4. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 26th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    play tonight WIN tonight !

  5. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Are we all stuck with the ESPN broadcast tonight?

  6. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 7:57 pm

    yep.. miller and morgan. Sox love fest day 2.

  7. BIG AL September 26th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 7:05 pm
    ““Girardi should be nominated for ‘Idiot of the Year’” – He doesn’t stand a chance in winning with half the posters on this blog in the the running.”

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

    lol – Right on the money!

  8. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    I imagine at least the first three innings will be ESPN gleefully detailing the Yankees recent losses. I think a quick four spot might shut them up. Come on boys!

  9. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Anyone but Joe Buck.
    Seriously. I would rather castrate myself with a workboot heel than listen to him broadcast a game.

  10. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Minny’s lost three in a row. Hmmm. I guess even the best teams can lose multiple games!

    ;)

  11. BIG AL September 26th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    What size boot would you like?

  12. Doreen September 26th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Can’t subject myself to two consecutive days of Red Sox this and Red Sox that.

    :?

  13. JD September 26th, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    Sooooo… no Joe Buck then?

  14. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    I HATE when the game is on FOX or ESPN….Loathe it!!!

  15. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    I AM LOVING JOE MORGAN ALREADY!

    “Can they win the world series? I think they can.”

    Me too Joe. Me too.

    :)

  16. BIG AL September 26th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    Think positive – Be positive.

    Later folks.

  17. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    LOL. A little mood lightener before the game.

    “Former baseball slugger Jose Canseco tweeted today that his landlord has evicted him and he needs an attorney.

    “I need an attorney pro-bono my landlord evicted me and would not let me take my chandeliers with me, need your help to get them back.”

  18. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    BIG AL-

    al least a size 17.

  19. Bronx Jeers September 26th, 2010 at 8:04 pm

    Morgan’s got such a man-crush on Cano.

    It’s OK Joe. Just tell him how you feel.

  20. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    I may stay away from the forum tonight but you know I’m here in spirit.

    So I am leaving a bunch of possible posts for you to plug in. Please do so (in your thinking process) appropriately!

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

    He hasn’t even thrown one pitch yet!

    It’s only the first inning!

    Pul-lease!

    I love that Morgan loves Robby!

    WOO HOO!!!

    It doesnt matter. There’s plenty of baseball left.

    Good job Betsy!

    These are the Yankees.

    That’s what I like to hear!

    GO YANKEES!!!!

    Great job by the offense.

    Beautiful DP!!!

  21. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    I may stay away from the forum tonight but you know I’m here in spirit.

    So I am leaving a bunch of possible posts for you to plug in. Please do so (in your thinking process) appropriately!

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

    He hasn’t even thrown one pitch yet!

    It’s only the first inning!

    Pul-lease!

    I love that Morgan loves Robby!

    WOO HOO!!!

    It doesnt matter. There’s plenty of baseball left.

    Good job Betsy!

    These are the Yankees.

    That’s what I like to hear!

    GO YANKEES!!!!

    Great job by the offense.

    Beautiful DP!!!

  22. SAS September 26th, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Much as I dislike Morgan and “what’s his name”, at least I get to watch the game today.

  23. UnKnown September 26th, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    If you think the move to start Hughes looks like panic. Panic will be in full affect if they lose the game tonight. It won’t just look like it. It will be.

  24. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    go Yanks!

    don’t make the game over after 3 innings

  25. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    Giant game tonight..win tonight breeze through next week and set up your pitching for postseason…lose tonight…well then next week becomes crazy stressful.. It would be sad if the yankees need the white sox to help them eliminate the red sox

  26. UnKnown September 26th, 2010 at 8:07 pm

    And a loss tonight will set fire to the Lohud Blog. Go Yankees time a for a big win.

  27. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Oops. I posted before I was ready.

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

    I TOLD YA THEY’D WIN THIS GAME!

    (or in the alternative, not that I think we’ll need it)

    We’re still going to the postseason. Yes I wish we had won tonight also but these are the Yankees. I understand your frustration and disappointment, but we’ll still win it all. Plus I still say we win the world series.

  28. m September 26th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Trisha does pro bono work.

    :)

  29. pat September 26th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    Minny?s lost three in a row. Hmmm. I guess even the best teams can lose multiple games!

    Mauer, Thome and a bunch of others were supposed to get a few days off to heal nicks and bruises.

    Benefits of clinching .

  30. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 8:08 pm

    GO YANKEES!!!

    :)

  31. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    already tired of the talk about francona should win the manager of the year. boston is in 3rd place. i dont care how many injuries there are.

  32. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    “Mauer, Thome and a bunch of others were supposed to get a few days off to heal nicks and bruises.

    Benefits of clinching .”

    Geeze, don’t they care about home field advantage? I guess not!!!

    ;)

  33. Tar September 26th, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    Perspective- just watched 60minutes piece on Afghanistan. Godspeed to our troops.

    Let’s go Yankees.

  34. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    we got this one….

  35. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Its nice that minny realizes u rest guys AFTER u clinch..not before

  36. Bryan September 26th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Girardi’s pre-game comments were highly comical

    I laughed

  37. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    wow that was nasty.

  38. blake September 26th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    Hughes needs to play stopper tonight…big start for the kid.

    Nasty hook there to Drew.

  39. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    “Its nice that minny realizes u rest guys AFTER u clinch..not before”

    :roll:

    Yeah, and maybe give up HFA.

    And maybe need to rest them even longer in the process.

    Whatever.

  40. Bronx Jeers September 26th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    That was like a wiffle ball curve.

  41. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    Its nice that minny realizes u rest guys AFTER u clinch..not before

    __

    helps to be in a division where you are the only good team.

  42. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    so far the curve looks really sweet.

  43. JetergroundsintoanotherDP September 26th, 2010 at 8:13 pm

    Hughes just has no way to finish off hitters…

  44. blake September 26th, 2010 at 8:14 pm

    Good play by Gardner there to cut that off …that’s where speed saves you runs

  45. LGY September 26th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    That was a really good piece of hitting from Martinez. Hughes put the curve right where he wanted it.

    He is pinpointing the heater right now. Looks great so far.

  46. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 8:15 pm

    come on…. two strikes again, lets get him this time.

  47. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    phew that looked worse than it was…..

  48. blake September 26th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    “That was a really good piece of hitting from Martinez. ”

    Yea it was….that was a pretty good pitch he hit. Good first inning for Hughes….got in on Ortiz just enough there

  49. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    Wow. A little bitta luck! “Perhaps the wind knocked that down” said by Jon Red Sox Miller. Nice try, Jon. Shove your bias and disappointment up your …

  50. pat September 26th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    “Hughes just has no way to finish off hitters?”

    Drew AB looked pretty finished to me.

  51. LGY September 26th, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    No fear going inside to Ortiz.

  52. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    That was inside. That never touched any of the plate. BS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  53. BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    We are going with our best offesnive lineup.
    We have one of our best pitchers on the mound.
    All key BP arms are available.
    We will win convincingly and all the ills will be cured.

    I predict that Alex will go yard again today.

  54. jackamir September 26th, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    Let’s be patient with Dice K. He nibbles and gets himself in trouble. High pitch count is the key.

  55. UnKnown September 26th, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    I feel like Jeter is taking the first pitch of the at bat more. I like it.

  56. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 8:22 pm

    How is a wild pitcher like Matsuzaka going to be successful, with cheap calls like that.

    And thanks Nick for getting out on the 2nd pitch.

  57. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    He’ll nibble, but get the calls he needs from the umpire to be successful.

    Im calling a Tex homer here!!!!!!!!

  58. Chad Jennings September 26th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    If MG is still around from the comments in the previous post…

    Feinsand was the first to report Sabathia was being pushed back to Friday, a move that made perfect sense in lining him up to start the ALDS opener. That credit was always given. I’d linked to Feinsand in the pregame notes the day he had the story. News is flowing constantly from different sources around this team, and I understand it’s sometimes hard to keep up, but I’m not sure why you felt the need to rip me in this situation. Mark was able to talk to CC on Friday, I never saw CC on Friday, and so I linked to the guy who had the information. Not sure how else you wanted me to handle it.

  59. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Neeeeeeeeeeeed to be patient with him.

    Gotta get a lead in this game and play ahead.

  60. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 8:23 pm

    Thats not a strike either! What is this!!!!!!!!!!!

  61. Benny Blanco September 26th, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    what in the world was tex looking at??

  62. Tar September 26th, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    If he throws that same FB to Alex, It’s going to end up in the bull-pen.

  63. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    a quick first inning for th Diceman…next inning the pitches start…..The full count fairy will show up and demand his due.

  64. stuart a September 26th, 2010 at 8:25 pm

    especially liked the tex ab. i guessright down the middle is not astrike.

    he is clueless, done nothing in 3 weeks… 2 hrs in a losing game that is it.

    swisher swinging for the fences as usual….

    win a friggin game……

  65. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Chad

    You did nothing wrong. Some people will always find something to complain about.

    Rather than complaining about umpires, or even the former Lohud blogger, they’ll complain about an actual professional.

  66. BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 8:26 pm

    Feinsand is an idiot.
    A few days back he made a big deal out of something Alex said and claimed that Alex cares only about his personal satistics. He most be sorely missing his big buddy Pete.

  67. blake September 26th, 2010 at 8:27 pm

    “If he throws that same FB to Alex, It’s going to end up in the bull-pen.”

    or farther.

  68. blake September 26th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    That may have been the best cutter I’ve ever seen Hughes throw….that thing moved a ton.

  69. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 8:28 pm

    MLB can’t be happy with the current Red Sox/Yankees. I can’t see how ratings are too good here. Their nightmare is three meaningless games in Boston at the end of the year.

  70. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    Woooooah! Phil got an 0-1 borderline strike call. Yipppppeee! Quick inning Phil!

  71. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    good inning….. low pitch count.

  72. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 8:30 pm

    NIce..Grab a drink and a snack. Go to the bathroom too. It may be a long inning….

  73. Bret The Hitman September 26th, 2010 at 8:31 pm

    I really hope Hughes has shut down stuff deep into this game.

    This team needs a jolt.

    They do seem amped for this game.

    Playoff atmosphere.

  74. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 8:32 pm

    Come on OLEC!

  75. Carl September 26th, 2010 at 8:33 pm

    A-Rod goes deep

  76. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Let’s go Yankees.

    Slow him down…

  77. waka flocka September 26th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    Hughes starting this game is ridiculous. What part of 99% chance of making the playoffs is hard for Girardi to comprehend?

  78. Tar September 26th, 2010 at 8:34 pm

    That was a nice sequence by Dice K

  79. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    You get in first then make your moves.

  80. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Anybody can hit this chump, and yet the best hitter in the game strikes out on 91 mph slop.

    Hit Cano!

  81. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    There we go….

  82. blake September 26th, 2010 at 8:36 pm

    Great piece of hitting.

  83. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Ripped, right at ‘em. UGH!!!!!!!

  84. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 8:40 pm

    What kind of swing was that?? That pitch was pure and utter slop.

  85. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 8:42 pm

    I have to say that Morgan, Miller, and Hershiser are an absolute breath of fresh air compared to those passive-aggressive fawning Sux suck-ups McCarver and Stockton. Only having the games back to back does one realize just how hideous the FOX team really is – and how acceptable the ESPN team really is.

    It helps that Joe Morgan wants Robby to be his son!

    :)

    My Nats have been kicking butt!!!

  86. GreenBeret7 September 26th, 2010 at 8:44 pm

    Nice trivia question on the radio broadcast. Only two players with 400 homers and 10 steals of home in their career. My answer is Ruth and Gehrig.

  87. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Boo Hoo. No one…no one feels sorry for the Yankees.

  88. TheStraw September 26th, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Got to catch that, Swish.

  89. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    it starts again?

  90. GreenBeret7 September 26th, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Defensive mistake by Swisher

  91. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Nick Whiffer

  92. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Giggity.

  93. blake September 26th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Can’t let that get by right there…..

  94. LGY September 26th, 2010 at 8:46 pm

    Swish was moving real slow there.

    The knee was be hurting him a lot more in the field than at the plate.

  95. LGY September 26th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    *must* be

  96. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    I rather see hustle and heart from a player than someone letting every ball short hop.

  97. GreenBeret7 September 26th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    Swisher had little chance of catching that ball. Just knock the thing down or block it.

  98. Tar September 26th, 2010 at 8:47 pm

    GB

    Willie Mays?

  99. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Stupid how Pedroia & Pukalis are suited up in uniform….

  100. BA September 26th, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Trisha, while I agree with you these guys are better than the fox guys, don’t let Miller fool you he is a former redsux announcer from the 80s.

  101. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Youk and the gnome are not Ruth and Gehrig….please….

  102. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 8:49 pm

    Small ball will put us down 1-0

  103. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    I didn’t know Thames was playing RF tonight. What a terrible play by Swish that will probably cost them a run.

  104. LGY September 26th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    “Small ball will put us down 1-0″

    —————————

    Power ball just put Scutaro in the dugout.

  105. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Weep for me Miller. Your tears for the red sox DL players taste delicious on my burger.

  106. blake September 26th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Big pitches right there from Hughes.

  107. TheStraw September 26th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Big K for YMH!

  108. BA September 26th, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    Nice! Way to go Huuuuughes!

  109. Brock September 26th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    Nothing worse than a closeup of Youklis in HD.

  110. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    I hope I’m wrong guys & gals

  111. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    big out right here.

  112. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    They should have amputated that little freak’s foot..

  113. Bryan September 26th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    hahaha highlighting the Red Sox starting rotation and stating what could have been

    Beckett has a 5.7 ERA and Lackey and Dice-K are both 4.5+

    Nice going NESPN

  114. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Nothing worse than a closeup of Youklis in HD.

    LOL,. agree

  115. Brock September 26th, 2010 at 8:52 pm

    Really needed to get Drew. V Mart scares me here.

  116. Bryan September 26th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Hughes is allergic to the third out

  117. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 8:53 pm

    Pitch 1 to Hall was a strike. Mistake by Swish, but good try and good to keep it to only a double.

    Lars Anderson fouls that nasty breaking pitch right down the middle off, but Mark takes it right down the middle.

    Lars was able to get a runner over to 3rd with an out. HA!

    You got Scutaro at 0-2. Put him away PHIL! YEAH! SIT DOWN Scutaro!

    Get out of this with no runs PHIL! Where was that 1-0 pitch???

    Yes, there is something worse, Brock. A closeup of that shriveled old man, Peter Gammons.

    Works back to 3-2 and then throw a pitch nowhere near the strike zone not even close to being swung at.

  118. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    ESPN….Exclusive Sox Patriots Network

  119. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    V mart is a much better hitter then Nancy is it would of been to get him out there.

  120. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    crap.

  121. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    Got the run anyway. Get 2 outs and give up the hit. And Drew was out at 2nd.

  122. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Yanks never lead once in this series.

  123. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Awful with 2 outs again from Hughes. We need this game.

  124. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    …or not. Drew was safe.

  125. JetergroundsintoanotherDP September 26th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    more 2-out runs given up by a yankee starter.

    the noose is tightening even further around the yankees collective necks….

  126. Brock September 26th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    And right on cue, Martinez delivers. Ugh.

  127. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Of course they get a 2 out hit. Hughes had to go after Drew there.

  128. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Gammons teeth in HD….brown piano keys..

  129. clownthrowindown September 26th, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Please don’t give up another hit or Girardi will put Gaudin in!

  130. Lou-in-Vermont September 26th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    deja vu all over again. Playing from behind…….

  131. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Put him away PHIL! SIT DOWN Ortiz!

  132. TheStraw September 26th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Another big K there.

  133. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Thanks Nick!!!

  134. Carl September 26th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    That’s what a good change up does. Look how late he was on that fastball.

  135. blake September 26th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    That’s what a changeup can do.

    One run shouldn’t win this game….

  136. Keith--FL September 26th, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    Lets go offense, take this game and end this nonsense!!!!!

  137. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Yet another uphill climb..good job minimizing the damage

  138. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Crap. What happened to Dice-K’s 7.83 first inning ERA?

  139. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Just one run, but would be nice to play with a lead for once. This has been an awful, awful series.

    Yanks will take it tonight though.

  140. Brock September 26th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    Atta boy Hughes. Let’s get some runs.

  141. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    It’s time for the offense to wake up and stop swinging at pitches out of the strike zone.

  142. lil m September 26th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Jon Miller liked that one! “Way late on that fastball! Hughes made Big Papi look bad!”

  143. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    Yeah why can’t gaudin be in an innings limit

  144. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    Robbie knows BOOM!

  145. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 8:59 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/results.....&aq=f

  146. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Ugly dolphins wearing very ugly uniforms…

  147. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 9:00 pm

    Hard hit ball, right at them.

    But Victor Martinez, hard hit ball, base hit and run scored.

  148. blake September 26th, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Getting some good swings off Dice K….it’ll come

  149. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Bunt Gardner?

  150. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    tonight, we will only see the good bullpen… they know they need this one.

  151. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Too bad Torre wasn’t still the manager…he would have burned out Gaudin’s arm by July 1st..

  152. Trevor September 26th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    Yankees have yet to have a lead in the series.

  153. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    3-0 was nowhere near. The gift 3-0 strike again. Just walk Gardy.

  154. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    If Torre was the manager we would have a 6 game lead.

  155. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    a 3-0 count turns into an out.

    Thanks HP umpire. Did your job again.

  156. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Does not swing at a single pitch, then swings at ball 4. frustrating.

  157. TheStraw September 26th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Takes strike one, swings at ball four.

  158. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Terrible at bat Gardner.

  159. Keith--FL September 26th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    Sox are playing with a swagger, confidence and we look tight and not confident…almost like 2004…sounds crazy but to me this is like a playoff game and is a big indicator of how this team will fare the rest of the year and maybe playoffs…IF we make the playoffs…..

  160. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 9:03 pm

    DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 9:01 pm
    Too bad Torre wasn’t still the manager…he would have burned out Gaudin’s arm by July 1st..
    -_______

    Lol

  161. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 9:02 pm
    a 3-0 count turns into an out.

    Thanks HP umpire. Did your job again.
    __

    maybe, but this team is still not hitting.

  162. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Can Gardner’s at bats get any worse?? He takes a 3-1 cookie for the 1,234,456,00 time this year and then swings at a low pitch. Let Golson play over him he is pathetic.

  163. JM September 26th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Brett has been lost at the plate of late.

  164. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    What’s frustrating is he walked on 4 pitches, but now resides in the dugout. Dont blame for not swinging at the first 4 balls of the AB.

  165. Swishalicious33 September 26th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    I can’t believe they haven’t even had a lead. I’m trying to stay positive but they’re making it tough.

  166. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Someone needs to put the ball in the seats to wake them up. We need a lift from someone right now.

  167. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 9:04 pm

    Jeez….

  168. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    Good job Derek. Take strike 3 right down the middle.

  169. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    that’s strike 3, Jeter

  170. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    what are the pitch count splits? anyone?

  171. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    if the yankees cant recover from a few bad strike calls, then they really arent that good are they?

  172. Rich in NJ September 26th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    M’zaka changing speeds with command? What’s up with that.

    We’ll still win.

  173. TheStraw September 26th, 2010 at 9:05 pm

    5k’s for Dice? Methinks we may be a little too patient at the plate tonight.

  174. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Tell it like it is. Dice-K looks very good. Excellent command, nasty slider, good fastball.

  175. PittsburghYankeeFan September 26th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Are you sure the Red Sox aren’t playing the KC Royals tonight? It sure looks like it.

  176. beedogs September 26th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    This entire team has some really bad diarrhea.

  177. Ace September 26th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Swept by Boston. Great job girardi taking foot off gas.

  178. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Yes they need someone to pick them up with a big hit…take the edge off..or they may fall into full panic mode

  179. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    The bats look exactly how their manager has looked all month. We have seen this way too much with this team. Things go bad and the offense is no where to be found. Is Hughes supposed to pitch a shut out today?

  180. tyanksfan36 September 26th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    These guys need to take some hints from the other team while they’re out in the field. If the sux can hit, they should be able to as well! Goodness. Dice-k isn’t even good.

  181. joeman September 26th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    panic is setting in on this team and fans

  182. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Where was that pitch???????????????????????????

  183. stuart a September 26th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    nice take by jeter. it was at least a millimeter away from being right over the plate at his waist. so far jeter has had 2 great ab’s. sign him to 3 years $18 mill per, do not want to insult him.

    swisher should have caught that ball but the golden glover played it into a double.

    looks like the yanks are clicking on all cylinders aagain tonight…….

  184. Ace September 26th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    What’s to be positive about? The manager hasn’t actually managed to win in a month.

  185. JM September 26th, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Definitely appear to be playing a bit tight. Someone has to get a big hit.

  186. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    West coast Yankee fan..your post last night was brilliant it made my day..still laughing..

  187. Yankeefran September 26th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Wow. At this rate 1 run might hold up. I really miss the Yankees offense. There hasn’t been any for a while. Now Dice K looks like Cy Young.

  188. RSM September 26th, 2010 at 9:08 pm

    Gardner was clearly looking for a walk. Why else would he have taken the cookie on 3-1.
    Not sure what Jeter was trying to do.

  189. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    nice.

  190. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Need a quick inning so we can get back out there. Someone really needs to jack one out to get everyone going. If not, this is going to be a long, long week.

  191. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Our team is notorious for taking strike 3′s looking right down the middle.

    We take more strike 3′s down the middle than any other team in baseball.

    Why? Most likely because we’re guess hitters.

  192. Rich in NJ September 26th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    Jeez, the negativity is hardly unsurprising, but it is premature.

  193. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    we really do need 6-7 good innings from hughes tonight.

  194. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 9:10 pm

    You mean the locker room skit? lol Thanks Ken.

  195. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Jed Lowrie wasnt guessing on 1-2, he was seeing the ball and trying to put it in play or foul it off. Great pitch Phil.

  196. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Hughes so far is good

  197. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Squiddlecakes!

  198. igotid88 September 26th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    that was a nice curve

  199. blake September 26th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Good pitching from Hughes there… his stuff looks sharp tonight.

  200. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    The ESPN guys are doing a decent job tonight.

  201. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Hughes looks good tonight..good stuff..there I was positive..offense not so much..getting shut down by bad pitcher

  202. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    My fantasy baseball was a nightmare…

  203. Wang IS Taiwan September 26th, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    Oh yeah, WCYF: some really great writing yesterday!!

  204. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Great catch Phil!

    This is the inning we must go out there and value each AB and score some …. damn …. ….. …… …….. ….. ….. …… …… runs!

  205. joeman September 26th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    could they go into Boston next weekend with a 1 game lead…..hope not

  206. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    The offense has been extremely inconsistent all year and especially the last 3 weeks or so. I think tonight has more to do with them being lost than DiceK pitching great. His stuff is ok but how many fastballs down the middle can a team take?

  207. Chambliss September 26th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    So dicebb suddenly knows how to pitch? Yanks have hit a few on the nose though. Yanks need to get runners on base as dice struggles from the stretch. Thank god Hughes is pitching well.

  208. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Hughes pitching good, need the bats to wake up.

  209. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Espn guys are okay.. They don’t let the game breath though

  210. blake September 26th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    Good inning. Lets hope the Yankees make some adjustments the 2nd time through against Dice K…perhaps be more aggressive as he’s actually throwing strikes tonight.

  211. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 9:14 pm

    only 1 hit so far

  212. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Whoever likened the Yankees to the Royals obviously hasn’t followed the Royals this season. The Royals are 3rd highest in the majors in average and hits!!

    Look for the yankees to start to get to Dice-K from the 4th on. I think the 6th or 7th will be big for the Yanks. That’s what I think, yes.

    :)

    COME ON YANKS!

  213. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    This is the inning. This is the inning. If you believe, it will happen. If you believe, it will happen.

  214. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Paps….jeez.

    “Hey, Fonzi, your career jumped the shark.”

  215. RSM September 26th, 2010 at 9:15 pm

    Too soon to worry, but it’s frustrating how really bad pitchers seem to consistently have good starts against us.

  216. Swishalicious33 September 26th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Offense needs to wake up.

  217. joeman September 26th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Hughes will leave this game around the 6th..7th inning, then the trouble will start

  218. BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    This is the inning we have to score.
    Heart of the order coming up and they have already seen Dice-K once.

  219. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    They have to start swinging early in the count if Dicek continues to throw fastballs right over the plate. Usually the game plan against him is to be patient but he is throwing strikes tonight so they have to start swinging.

  220. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Beats the Fox turds don’t you think Ken?

  221. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    He just swung at the 3-1 pitch. JOKE! JOKE! JOKE! And it was lined right at them. This whole …. is BS

  222. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Lot of at-them balls

  223. blake September 26th, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Good grief…these will have to start finding grass at some point.

  224. blake September 26th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    there you go…Yankees were due that hit.

  225. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Yeah west coast..I guess..I don’t like Morgan though

  226. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    C’mon A-Rod, put one in the seats.

  227. JM September 26th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Yanks are snakebit at the moment. Did they do something to p–s off the baseball gods? It must have been that Alex as centaur painting.

  228. igotid88 September 26th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    come on bloop and a blast

  229. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    wow……

  230. TheStraw September 26th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Gaaak.

  231. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    And screwed out of another inning. This just gets worse and worse. a first pitch dp. geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeez

  232. igotid88 September 26th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    damn

  233. blake September 26th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    frustrating….Hughes has to hang tough tonight and hope they will score at some point.

  234. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Get ready for words of wisdom from Joey G. (rolling my eyes)

  235. BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    “Hughes will leave this game around the 6th..7th inning, then the trouble will start”

    Are you a Yankee fan?
    If you are so sure, may be you should do something else rather than watch this game and write this …… here.

  236. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Ugh.

  237. Yankeefran September 26th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    We finally found a hole. The hard hit balls were going right at people.

    Ugh ugh ugh! We couldn’t take advantage.

  238. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    The usual from the Yanks after a hit. Arod should shut his mouth about the pitchers not pitching good. What a pathetic, pathetic at bat.,

  239. lil m September 26th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    Phil stay strong . . .

  240. beedogs September 26th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    3-game postseason, here we come.

  241. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    I understand that Ken. I do like how much he digs Cano though. Nice props coming from a HOF second baseman.

  242. Chambliss September 26th, 2010 at 9:20 pm

    Swing like you mean it Alex.

  243. joeman September 26th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    BFan September 26th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    “Hughes will leave this game around the 6th..7th inning, then the trouble will start”

    Are you a Yankee fan?
    If you are so sure, may be you should do something else rather than watch this game and write this …… here.
    ———————————————————————–
    been a Yankee fan longer than you have been on this earth

  244. Swishalicious33 September 26th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    I just can’t believe this.

  245. Matt September 26th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    The quality of at bat is deteriorating with every inning as soon as they have started trailing in this game.

    I think it’s pretty clear that this team is starting to press big time. They are not getting the greatest starting pitching, but the offense has gone into a total slumber and not allowing them to stay competitive in spite of it.

    The hitters are all swinging at the first pitch garbage and getting themselves out. They are in total free fall mode, and quite frankly it’s on Girardi who allowed them to get complacent before they clinched so that when a slump like this came it would start to snowball because they would start to press.

  246. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    We just mailed in 4 batting innings against perhaps the biggest loser pitcher the game of baseball has to offer.

  247. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    48 pitches through 4, must be a record for him.

  248. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Let’s be fair – Dice K threw a great slider to A-Rod there. Sharp break.

  249. tyanksfan36 September 26th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Westcoast Yankee fan

    I agree, the broadcasting has been pretty objective thought I hated seeing that dive and miss by swish repeated 5 different times from every angle.

  250. Lou-in-Vermont September 26th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    this Yankee offense is putting a lot of pressure on Hughes. Can he hold up ?

  251. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    True..anyway west you fake press conference made my night..u gotta repost

  252. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Why dont we wait until we’re down 10-1, 4-0 or 6-0 to start to compete. Get it together now guys instead of waiting til it’s too little too late.

  253. G-C September 26th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    This is just really, really tough to watch.

  254. ChokeXOnXFailure September 26th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    # beedogs September 26th, 2010 at 9:19 pm

    3-game postseason, here we come.
    —————————————————————

    You’re assuming they’re going to go to Toronto and win, which hasn’t been a given all year, and then beat Boston, in Boston, with their season on the line.

    How’d that work out for us in 2004?

    This team is in trouble. Period.

  255. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    Kern – I don’t want to clog up the game blog. I’ll re-post it right after.

  256. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 9:23 pm

    I hate to say it but you know when Hughes gives up another run the offense will officially call it a night. Unfortunately right now that is how they roll. They are pressing so much and the at bats show that. Someone on that team has to start breathing.

  257. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Big time pressure on Hughes right now. We can’t go down 3-1 or 4-1. I want no part of Bard and Papelpuke tonight trying to play catch up.

  258. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    Espn’s announcing has been very fair…lead off walk to bill hall..bad

  259. BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    ““Hughes will leave this game around the 6th..7th inning, then the trouble will start”

    Are you a Yankee fan?
    If you are so sure, may be you should do something else rather than watch this game and write this …… here.
    ———————————————————————–
    been a Yankee fan longer than you have been on this earth”

    I respect that.
    Then why are you so negative?

  260. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    YEAH! YEAH! Bill Hall fouls pitches off and walks! WOOOHOOOO! Or he got a hit.

  261. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    tyanksfan36 – true dat.

  262. Matt September 26th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Matsuzaka has not been that much better than Hughes, the difference is that the Yankees are not having good at bats to fight off pitches and work deeper counts off of him like the Red Sox have been doing with Hughes.

    Night after night it’s the scrubs in their lineup who are beating us, and the millionaires in this lineup can’t buy a hit with a runner on base. It’s pretty sad.

  263. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Great executed DP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    TEX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  264. blake September 26th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Tex saves the day again.

  265. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Excellent defense! Hip hip Jorge!

  266. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    good play…..

    they will score, it’s just whether they will hold them to the 1 run.

  267. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Nice!! That is 2 big outs for Hughes.

  268. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Nice!! Score it 3-3-6-2

  269. Munson Fan September 26th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Lately, it just seems like when they get good pitching, they don’t hit. And, when they hit, they don’t get good pitching.

  270. TheStraw September 26th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Tex can slump all he wants.

  271. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Big DP, lets get back in the dugout and get some runs.

  272. Yankeefran September 26th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    Can this awesome double play spark something here? I hope so!

  273. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    It’s pretty clear this team is tight as a drum.

    The AB’s are getting worse and worse.

    Somehow, some way, they have to find a way to win tonight’s game.

    If they don’t, the last week could go very badly for this team.

  274. Carlo September 26th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Great job by georgie to hustle down there and be in the right spot

  275. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    Where was that pitch?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????/

  276. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    That was a strike..Wake up ump…

  277. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    that was closer than jeter’s strike 3.

  278. Benny Blanco September 26th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    where the hell was that???

  279. Chambliss September 26th, 2010 at 9:27 pm

    That was strike three to marco

  280. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    ummm… Jeter’s strike 3 was right down the middle. cant get closer than that.

  281. joeman September 26th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    # BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    ““Hughes will leave this game around the 6th..7th inning, then the trouble will start”

    Are you a Yankee fan?
    If you are so sure, may be you should do something else rather than watch this game and write this …… here.
    ———————————————————————–
    been a Yankee fan longer than you have been on this earth”

    I respect that.
    Then why are you so negative?
    —————————————————————

    you have to say what you see….this team has been in the toilet since their last 8 game win streak

  282. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    What has pissed off the baseball gods? Who knows, maybe constantly celebrating injuries to other teams’ players? Maybe some quick but sincere atonement might help turn things around. I don’t know that it has to be public so long as it’s sincere – and permanent.

    Anything’s worth a try right? Especially to a superstitious baseball fan – which I am.

    ;)

  283. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Quick inning!

  284. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Yankee fans are nervous and uptight and understandably so. It’s all good.

  285. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Lets get the bats going!

  286. Munson Fan September 26th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    We’re supposed to get a lot of rain tonight too. Once it starts, it’s not supposed to stop until Tuesday night. So, we need to get on the board soon because this game might not see 9 innings.

  287. m September 26th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    Let’s go, Yankee bats!

  288. Swishalicious33 September 26th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Come on offense!

  289. BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    “you have to say what you see….this team has been in the toilet since their last 8 game win streak”

    As a fan, one would wish for things to turn around…..

  290. mykyl1 September 26th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    I blame alot of what is going on, on the lame fans who now go to the games. The $2600 seats are filled with rich snobs who dont even clap except when a home run is hit. They are entitled pigs. The marketing people have changed nothing. All I hear is ” Dayo” and Hava na Gila Hava. It is the most boring place to see a game. If not for the large number of people it would be as quiet as any other park I hate the cow bells in Tampa but…… I hate the towels in Philly but….. The Yankees feel as they are special so they need to make no effort to get the crowd into the game. The only crazies are in the bleachers. Since 2004 no one is afraid of the big bad wolf. If you saw the special with Hal S you will see the fish stinks from the head. He is a military school brat who cares only about budgets. He said so. If this was my team I would take a bat to the locker room and remind everyone of the humiliation they suffered in 04 cause its about to happen again. There are no words to describe how disgusted I am with the entire product. They are lazy over paid pigs and the fans are lazy and entitled as well. BORING

  291. blake September 26th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    They have to find a way to put some runs on the board against Dice K….he’s just not that good. A win allows this team to breathe again….they need one badly.

  292. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    I hate the fact that the offense is putting so much pressure on Hughes to be perfect in this game. Of course the run scored wasn’t even 100% his fault.

  293. LGY September 26th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Hughes had Scutaro struck out on 3 pitches.

    http://www.brooksbaseball.net/.....type=3.gif

  294. hman23 September 26th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    I respect that.
    Then why are you so negative?

    * * *

    Ha-ha. That’s obvious. The Yankees are losing and you are reading a blog post on this site.

  295. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Phil has missed getting that strike 3 to Scutaro on 4 occasions tonight.

  296. Lou-in-Vermont September 26th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    Phil at 82 pitches. One more inning for him….

  297. joeman September 26th, 2010 at 9:31 pm

    # Munson Fan September 26th, 2010 at 9:29 pm

    We’re supposed to get a lot of rain tonight too. Once it starts, it’s not supposed to stop until Tuesday night. So, we need to get on the board soon because this game might not see 9 innings.
    ————————————–
    they’ll get this game in…steady rain is south of Philly

  298. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Okay, here it starts…

    (fingers crossed)

  299. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Lowrie had him played perfectly. Well hit ball by Cano.

  300. Derek September 26th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    Please score some runs!!!

  301. BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 9:32 pm

    I still want Cano to hit two more HRs by the end of the season to get to 30.

  302. Ruby Tuesday September 26th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Ruby Tuesday September 26th, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    I get the feeling that

    D**su*k* M*ts*z*k*

    will pitch extremely well tonight.

    ——————

    Unfortunately, I am right again.

  303. Ace September 26th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Shut down by a scrub like Dice K. Sad.

  304. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Can this offense show a freakin pulse??? I can understand getting shut down by Price, Lester, Lee but not Dice-K. He hasn’t even been good recently but unfortunately at this point I don’t think it matters who is pitching they won’t hit anyone.

  305. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Good point by Munson Fan – it’s raining hard in Tom’s River and moving North. We need to at least tie this game soon.

  306. Chambliss September 26th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Who is this guy impersonating dice man? Are you kidding me?

  307. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Swing at strikes!! Swing at strikes!! Swing at strikes!!

  308. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    This is really just saddening. We score 7 runs down 10-1. 54 pitches through 4.1 innings. But we dont score down 1 run. Just horrrible.

  309. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    He’s stalling for the rain.

  310. Munson Fan September 26th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Yep, the at-bats are getting worse each inning.

  311. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Dice K has an 8.4 ERA in Sept….

  312. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Putting a lot of pressure on Hughes….just silly

  313. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    Another strike 3 just taken. Not even sure it was a strike. Another inning mailed in and wasted.

  314. joeman September 26th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    those seats behind home plate are not all filled by rich peeps, us reg peeps can sit there for a small fee or just ask to sit there…..if reg people were not sitting there most of those seats would be empty

  315. tyanksfan36 September 26th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    This game is driving me crazy!

  316. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Don’t blink when the Yankees are up u might miss them

  317. Brock September 26th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    The bats really need to get going because it is just a matter of time before Hughes gives up a long ball.

  318. ChokeXOnXFailure September 26th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Great inning, guys. Way to be.

  319. Carlo September 26th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Team looks good yet again. Very proud of them. Playing real hard.

  320. Chambliss September 26th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    Posada has swung at two balls. Making it easy for dice man.

  321. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    And Jerkman swinging at the 1st pitch.

    At this point, all I can do is just laugh. This is horrendous. Despicable.

  322. Bret The Hitman September 26th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    WOW. This offense is REALLY struggling.

  323. beedogs September 26th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    lol @ first pitch swinging against dice-k.

    That’s right, just GIVE THEM the game, Yankees.

  324. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    dice BB is usually at 100 pitches by now….

  325. rconn23 September 26th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    When Dice-K is under 60 pitches in the 5th, you know the Yankees offense is in a tailspin.

    They just can’t him. Unreal. Absolutely unreal.

  326. JM September 26th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    It was very tough for this team to win in Toronto even when they were playing well. Can’t really count on winning more than one up there, but the way they are playing, even that could be difficult.

  327. Swishalicious33 September 26th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    This team honestly might not make the playoffs. I just can’t believe what I’m watching.

  328. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Wow- one pitch. This team is awful right now, and has been awful for close to 2 months now. This is going to be a painful last week.

  329. TheStraw September 26th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    All of a sudden I feel the need to become a huge White Sox fan.

  330. NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    what a listless team right now.. are they even breathing out there.. That was the worst attempt at offense… Pathetic

  331. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    just experiencing a lot of conflicting emotions: mad, sad, confused and a little tired too….

  332. Yankeefran September 26th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    What was that inning? It was over in a blink. Are the Yanks in a hurry to get somewhere? I love this team, and I really want to be positive, but there hasn’t been much to cheer about lately.

  333. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    Nice…..

    Way to guy Yanks. The game plan Girardi draws up is quite sad. It’s like once they are on a roll he plays Lineup roullette and they go into these slumps.

    What does he tell them? Swing at every pitch that smells like a srike?

  334. joeman September 26th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    unless this is a quick inning it may be Hughes last, the next one is for sure

  335. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    This offense is completely dead.

    They took the foot off the pedal too soon on the season and are now paying the price.

    It could end up being the ultimate worst case scenario for the Yankees this week.

    Having to blow out the entire pitching staff to win three games.

    Meaning, if you get into the playoffs, no CC for Game 1.

    That’s why it’s vital they find a way to win tonight.

  336. rconn23 September 26th, 2010 at 9:38 pm

    A real opportunity tonight and they’re blowing it. Now they’ll have to just try and avoid one of the most historic collapses in baseball history.

  337. m September 26th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    What was Swisher thinking on that play in the 2nd inning? Grr.

  338. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Oh well, what can ya do, but sit back and hope for better.

  339. NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    i’ve seen DiceK pitch a million times, and he is not that good.. But it figures the Yanks turn him into CY K…

  340. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Got quite a curve ball tonight

  341. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    gotta get through this inning without giving any more up….

  342. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    You know it doesn’t matter what someone did last month. Dice-K is throwing very well, that’s reality. He’s throwing strikes, good fastball, nasty sharp-breaking slider, low pitch count. Francona has his team lose and playing well that’s for sure.

    I’m keeping the faith, maybe Swisher or Grandy; someone will get a hold of one. Hughes has got to keep shutting them down.

  343. brianlopez22 September 26th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    can we please get some intensity?!

  344. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    The at bats can’t get any worse. They are so anxious at the plate that they are over thinking things and then swinging at anything. I love Hughes but this is a tough middle of the order and I expect him to give up another run or 2 and then the offense will really be in trouble.

  345. Carlo September 26th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    They will make the playoffs and here is how. They will win a game in toronto, probably tuesday, and boston will split 4 with the white sox. Yankees will back in while losing 70% of their games in september

  346. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    pretty crazy to think that if we lose tonight and only win 1 of three against the jays that the sox will be in a position to make the playoffs if they sweep us at home.

  347. Trevor September 26th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    We thought scoring on the road was the problem. Well looks like scoring period is the problem.

  348. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Come on guys! Play great despite Girardi!

  349. beedogs September 26th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    You’re assuming they’re going to go to Toronto and win, which hasn’t been a given all year, and then beat Boston, in Boston, with their season on the line.

    __________________________________________________________

    On the positive side, this would expedite Girardi’s move to the Cubs.

  350. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    Swisher can’t run – that’s a bad sign.

  351. brianlopez22 September 26th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    I can’t believe they are sleepwalking in this game!!!!!!

    UNREAL!!!!!

  352. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    man swish can barely run out there….. that leg looks awful.

    appreciate his guts, but at some point he is going to not be able to walk.

  353. BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    ac 1, keep up your positive spirit.
    We will win this game.

  354. TheStraw September 26th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Tabbert-

    You’re assuming they will sweep Chicago?

  355. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Great point sj…his game has bearing on the post season..you lose it it messes up your rotation in the playoffs..u win u can organize your rotation

  356. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Instead of being hypercritical of everything about the Yankees and trashing them, you could try to just cheer them on. Try something new for a change, right? It might help turn things around. It’s called putting positive energy out to the universe (as opposed to the whiney crap trashing some of you utilize as second nature.)

    I am not blaming you for feeling frustrated. But I am suggesting you might want to try to suck it up and try a different way of “support”.

    Or not.

  357. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    Scoring was never bad on the road or at home.

    Scoring is just inconsistent. No matter where they play.

  358. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    ok get ortiz out and save it for the 7th…

  359. NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    That is exactly what the Sox want to do is exhaust this pitching staff.. This offense is pathetic and i’m afraid for this team.. I would have thought that with the earlier games decided today it would have gave the Yankees some sort of positive spin to win this game tonight, but they show no fight whatsoever.

  360. blake September 26th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Hughes is giving them all he’s got tonight…..he’s doing his part, the bats need to do theirs.

  361. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    I hate to be all Gloom and Doom, but I don’t know where the Yankees get 3 wins in their last 6 if they lose today. Going to need help.

  362. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    Two words:

    frisbee

  363. Brock September 26th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    I am not ready to call it a collapse yet, but they will not make the playoffs if Boston still has a chance next weekend.

    I can’t believe I am even thinking that.

  364. igotid88 September 26th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Miller making it seem as if Hughes was pitching bad last year. He was taken out of the rotation because Wang came back.

  365. Tar September 26th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    “pretty crazy to think that if we lose tonight and only win 1 of three against the jays that the sox will be in a position to make the playoffs if they sweep us at home”

    You left out the part where the Sox have to take 3 of 4 at the White Sox.

  366. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Here we go I’m calling runs for the Yanks.

  367. rconn23 September 26th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    Great job by Hughes. I’d go batter to batter with him in the 7th.

  368. Keith--FL September 26th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    We miss Matsui and Damon…I don’t care if their #’s are not that great they would be better with the Yankees….Matsui #’s by the way are good anyway….I did not want to lose those guys…this offense has been in funk all season long, I don’t care what the #’s are…too many games like tonight making decent pitchers look great…..like groundhog day I have seen this offense do this sooo many times this year…..hope your happy Cashman as you did this and please don’t start the Damon contract talk and Matsui’s knees…..without those 2 we don’t beat the Phillies in the World Series, but it’s OK to let both go?????

  369. BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Here we go…..
    Let us all use our positive energy to make the Yanks score a couple of runs.
    Hughes deserves to win.

  370. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    You’re right Brock. We wont win any of those 3 games. The Red Sox and umpires wont allow us to. And if we were to win any of them, it would be a minor miracle.

  371. pat September 26th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Hughes is giving them what they need tonight.

    Let’s go Yankee bats. A run or 2 this inning, please.

  372. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Trish come on – rooting on a computer is senseless, no one can hear you. This is about analysis and observation, that’s what many fans find interesting. What’s so enjoyable about “let’s go guys get a hit”. Let fans act the way they want.

  373. hman23 September 26th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Sorry to cut against the negativity, but I am very pleased to see Hughes pitching so well. Yanks will scrape together a few runs, and Hughes’ effort will be the story of the game.

    Great to see him executing his pitches in a big game like this.

  374. brianlopez22 September 26th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    This offense has been pathetic all year.

    How can we be surprised?

  375. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Maybe we can actually get a baserunner this inning.

  376. TheStraw September 26th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Eric-

    They only need a combo of 3 wins and/ or Boston losses.

  377. Swishalicious33 September 26th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Fantastic job by Phil, he’s stepped up. The offense, however, seems content to embarass themselves.

  378. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    If waving pom poms were the answer, they wouldn’t be 6-13 in their last 19 games and on the verge of a historical fact.

    Whatever people post on a blog has no bearing on the game.

  379. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Time for some runs.

  380. joeman September 26th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    # Brock September 26th, 2010 at 9:43 pm

    I am not ready to call it a collapse yet, but they will not make the playoffs if Boston still has a chance next weekend.

    I can’t believe I am even thinking that.
    ———————————–
    I think your right on with that

  381. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    1-0 final score? geeez

  382. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    It’s going to take a Granderson HR to get this started.

  383. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    I know TheStraw, but assuming no help from Boston, need 3 wins.

  384. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    I know TheStraw, but assuming no help from Boston, need 3 wins.

  385. mykyl1 September 26th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    For those of you who think the Yankees are going to make the playoffs you are dead wrong and here is why. Every inning, every game the media circus and pressure will mount 10 fold. Each at bat will get more difficult. The mental issues will kill this team. In 04 when they lost ga,e 6 it was over becaus eof the preassure of not losing game 7. You all know much more about baseball then me but I know people. And people these over paid under achievers are all mental midgets for the most part. Mo is the only tough guy out there. They have no killer instinct and are all soft. Jeter is no captain. He does nothing except have the title.

  386. lil m September 26th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Six strikeouts in six shutout innings for Matuzaka – golly. The Yankees really need to find their collective gangster and start scoring runs. Phil’s giving them everything they could have asked for.

  387. blake September 26th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    They wouldn’t necessarily need 3 wins…only a combination of Yankee wins and Sox losses that equaled 3. Still really need to win this game tonight…..

  388. Bronx Jeers September 26th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Lets do it!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

  389. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    They have to win this game. Toronto has been tough on them all year and AJ is pitching one of those games.

  390. mykyl1 September 26th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    One pitch well well well

  391. theREALkevin September 26th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Lol @ thinking that any of our negative or positive thoughts have any impact whatsoever on the Yankees’ performance…. Google “thought action fusion”

  392. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    what can we say that hasnt already been beaten to death?

  393. TheStraw September 26th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Trisha believes in Karma. Can’t fault her for that. I would like to see some friggin hits.

  394. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    “Trish come on – rooting on a computer is senseless, no one can hear you. This is about analysis and observation, that’s what many fans find interesting. What’s so enjoyable about “let’s go guys get a hit”. Let fans act the way they want.”

    What you put on the computer now belongs to the universe. It’s called the power of positive thinking. It may not work, but I certainly would want to give it a try.

    If it doesn’t float your boat, don’t do it. If people want to keep trashing the Yankees it is their right.

  395. joeman September 26th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    the way that wind is blowing it’s going to have to be a shot to get it out of there

  396. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Watch now Gardner will get a cookie and not swing.

  397. igotid88 September 26th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Let’s Go Yankees!!!!

  398. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    This is a playoff type game and Hughes has come up big so far. That’s a positive.

    The only positive from this game, and this month, so far.

  399. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Let’s Go Yankees!!!!

  400. mykyl1 September 26th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Boston fans as so enjoying our pain.

  401. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    some yankees need to be more patient, gardner needs to be less…

  402. Wang IS Taiwan September 26th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Jeter got rid of his bubble gum a couple of years ago, so what’s that in his cheek?

  403. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    brianlopez22
    September 26th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    This offense has been pathetic all year. How can we be surprised?

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

    The Yankees lead the AL in Runs Scored. Pitching – Pitching – Pitching.

  404. BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    “Whatever people post on a blog has no bearing on the game.”

    That includes yours too.
    And, mine too…..

    Still Yanks will make the playoffs and kick butt who ever they face.

  405. Munson Fan September 26th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    This is actually painful to watch.

  406. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    does gardner ever get on base anymore?

  407. NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    never seen so many weak groundballs in my life.. I could hit those!

  408. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Another 3-1 count and out for Brett.

    He fouls off 2-0 and 3-1 but NO BOTHER to foul off 3-2. DISGRACEFUL!

  409. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    This is just sad

  410. Carlo September 26th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Mykll – u sound like an idiot and have for the better part of the night. Ur teams season has been a complete joke and u should be embarrassed to have that payroll and still miss the playoffs

  411. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    “Trisha believes in Karma. Can’t fault her for that. I would like to see some friggin hits.”

    That’s it exactly.

    And can it hurt to be positive as opposed to negative? Wouldn’t you say anything’s worth a try?

    SJ – you wouldn’t know a pom pom if it hit you in the face.

    Again, it was just a suggestion. Whatever floats your boat, go for it.

  412. TheStraw September 26th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Wow these guys are really pressing at the plate now…rolling over on everything.

  413. Keith--FL September 26th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Fenway will be 100 times worse (that is saying alot) next weekend if the Sox have a shot to sweep and get in the playoffs…and I usually look forward to the weekends, but not next weekend if such a scenario plays out……

  414. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Can someone please hit the ball hard somewhere maybe? This is pathetic now.

  415. Bring in the Goose September 26th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    awful effort, tonight.

    but you have to credit Dice-K – he’s not falling behind.

  416. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    yes the yankees will eventually get into the playoffs, but that doesnt make this less frustrating.

  417. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Jeter is gangstah….

  418. G-C September 26th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Let this be a lesson to Girardi for the rest of his managerial career, whether its here or somewhere else next season (and if this debacle continues, it surely won’t be here). You put the pedal to the metal all year long and you have the luxury of doing what they did last year and resting guys. You do what he did this year, and you always risk some kind of tragic disaster.

    This is purely unacceptable, and falls pretty square on his shoulders. Its hard for me to find a much more appropriate time to put a heapload of blame on a manager.

  419. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue
    September 26th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    “What you put on the computer now belongs to the universe. It’s called the power of positive thinking…”

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

    Oh dear.

  420. blake September 26th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    This is just incredible.

  421. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Wow. This is disgracefully horrifying.

  422. NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    I cannot believe DiceK is still in this game.. Completely shocked by this.. and another pathetic weak groudball by Jeter!!! UGH!

  423. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Well, at least this one will be quick….

  424. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    This is officially a nightmare scenario for the Yankees.

  425. Trevor September 26th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    They’ll make the playoffs. They just won’t be there long.

  426. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    The sox don’t have to sweep the chi sox. IF they win tonight they tonight the lead is down to 4.5.

    If boston goes 6-1 and the yankees go 1-5

    Boston 93-69
    Yankees 93-69.

    The yanks losing tonght is very likely, the yanks only winning 1 game is against the blue jays s also very likely.

    Boston can easily win 3 of four against a sox team already eliminated from the playoffs.

    Trust me, we don’t want to test a 3 game lead going into the final series of the year in fenway.

  427. brianlopez22 September 26th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    P-A-T-H-E-T-I-C

  428. joeman September 26th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    # ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    does gardner ever get on base anymore?
    ————————————————–
    I said it last year Gardner should not be starting on this team….he’s a AAA player

  429. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Yankees playing with fire

  430. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Jeez

  431. Yankeefran September 26th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    If they could just score 1 run to tie – that’s all I’m asking.

  432. beedogs September 26th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Can we just give the Red Sox the wildcard and forfeit the rest of the season? This is awful.

  433. mykyl1 September 26th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    10 more outs and they can shut down the stadium. There will be no more baseball in 10 after this series os over. Trust me. Get ready to turn off your phones cause all your Red Sox friends are going to torment you for the rest of your lives. This can not be happeneing. It feels like God is punishing me for something I did not do.

  434. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    girardi only gets some of the blame…

    the A lineup has 2 hits against a BUM…

    they cannot hit with RISP….

    Those are on the team.

    Joe’s pitching management has been off and on confusing, but the hitting is still on the players.

  435. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Okay, since we each will post our own way, here’s mine.

    THE SUX ARE SHUTTING OUT THE YANKEES? THAT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!

  436. rconn23 September 26th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Dice-K on track to pitch a complete game shutout. Just an atrocious performance by the offense.

  437. tampa yankee fan September 26th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    This is absolute torture.unbelievable!!!

  438. theREALkevin September 26th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    At this rate, gardner is playing himself into a 4th outfielder role next year. Yanks were probably hopeful he could be a starter long term but he has seriously tanked since the break. Carl crawford needs to get his uniform size over to the bronx asap.

  439. mykyl1 September 26th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    9 more outs and turn out the lights.

  440. TheStraw September 26th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    I am usually optimistic, but I have a very bad feeling about this week. Not saying we won’t find a way to get in, but I have a feeling the Fenway series will matter.

  441. Ace September 26th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    An epic choke possible now Thanks to Girardis lack of managing

  442. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    has matsusaka ever gone 6 innings without a walk?

  443. Matt September 26th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    This is all on Joe Girardi.

    By taking the foot of the pedal and all of a sudden having to put it back on because of the losing he helped foster, he’s put an enormous amount of pressure on a team that has already shown that they press big time this year with runners on base and have trouble getting big hits.

    If they keep this up much longer, they may actually lose this game 1-0 which would be beyond pathetic at this point in the season.

    If they lose tonight, they most likely will not make the playoffs unless they earn it themselves, since the Red Sox have to lose 3/4 to the White Sox to eliminate themselves if you can’t win any games like they have been doing lately.

    In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised if they lose this game to see them go into a total free fall and lose 2/3 or get swept by Toronto, and have to win at least 1 in Boston just to make it. If that ends up being the case, Girardi single handedly managed to screw up the roster’s alignment for the postseason as well as prevent himself from giving these guys the rest they need to be sharp.

  444. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Where was that pitch???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
    Lead off man for them, no problem.

  445. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Trisha,

    I know baseball and you don’t.

    This team is pressing bigtime.

    Wasting AB’s, rolling over everything, and are losing every night.

    All the “karma” in the world isn’t going to do a bit of good unless someone on this team steps up and hits.

    If not, the next week may not be a pretty one for this team.

    Sadly, this was all avoidable.

  446. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Now he gets squeezed on 2 pitches..Good job ump…

  447. blake September 26th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Where are these pitches.. 2 of those were strikes.

  448. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    “yes the yankees will eventually get into the playoffs, but that doesnt make this less frustrating.”

    Yes indeed.

  449. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    geezzz

  450. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    This is a big, big inning. We can’t allow another run.

  451. TheStraw September 26th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Get the one up. NOW.

  452. Brock September 26th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    I can’t decide what irks me most…a lifeless effort like tonight or the lack of hitting with risp that we have seen so often lately.

  453. rconn23 September 26th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    Phil is now nibbling because he knows that one run could essentially eliminate the Yankees chances of winning tonight.

  454. G-C September 26th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    “I said it last year Gardner should not be starting on this team….he’s a AAA player”

    Gardner’s been the second best player on this team this year.

  455. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Girardi should get Robertson up in the bullpen. That walk was more the umps fault but they can’t let this inning get out of hand and he is almost at 100 pitches.

  456. brianlopez22 September 26th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan ,

    soring runs when’s its already 10-0, doesn’t mean anything. We are .500 in 1 run games.
    And lets think back to the 1st half, if it weren’t for Cano and Swish, we would not be here.

    Tex lit up when Cano has fallen off.
    But we have exactly 1 YANKEE batting over .300.

    That is pathetic!
    They are great when its 10-0 and hitting against the other team’s 12th reliever.
    How about when it matters?

    Oh yeah, 3 straight weakly hit ground balss!

    Great obersvation…

  457. TheStraw September 26th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    The pen, that is. Damn iPad.

  458. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    The blue jays will turn out to be our kryptonite. Remember AJ pitches tomorrow… and we have not played well up there this year.

    You guys really think the whitesox ( whom have completely fallen apart) will challenge a red hot team that is seeking the playoffs?

    We have to win this game tonight or we will be playing with some very serious fire.

  459. Munson Fan September 26th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    I agree…..Gardner is playing himself into a 4th outfielder again. If he could actually bunt, he’d be a .300 hitter.

  460. Wang IS Taiwan September 26th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    It would be kind of ironic if Girardi’s attempt at resting his players leads to them being worn out just trying to back into the playoffs at the last-minute.

  461. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    The manager sets the tone and if he never started resting guys a month ago this never would of happened. It set a terrible tone, gave off the wrong message and his anxiety rubbed off on the players. Say what you want about Torre but he was always the same in the dugout and you would never see him sweat. How are the players supposed to play free and easy when their manager looks like he needs oxygen in the dugout? If they get knocked out of the playoffs in the 1st round because they have to exhaust everyone to get there then he should take most of the blame.

  462. joeman September 26th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    # trisha – true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    “yes the yankees will eventually get into the playoffs, but that doesnt make this less frustrating.”

    Yes indeed.
    —————————————————————

    you can’t say that and be 100% sure…..they are showing you nothing for you to believe that

  463. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    They haven’t had runners In scoring position

  464. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Where was that freakin pitch?!??! This ump is a joke…

  465. mykyl1 September 26th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Remember all those games in April and May and June that did not matter because it was not Sept. Well with all due respect that is the most unbelievable bit of stupidity I have ever heard. All those games we gave away will help us lead us to the most horrible place on earth. red Sox popping corks in Fenway

  466. Bill D September 26th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    “has matsusaka ever gone 6 innings without a walk?”

    Few times this year. Twice against Toronto, once against Oakland.

  467. BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Every thing is likely…
    Including Yanks making playoffs very likley.

  468. Munson Fan September 26th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Check out the wind……the rain is coming……need a run badly…….

  469. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Dice K is the Meg Griffin of MLB

  470. G-C September 26th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Hughes is getting so squeezed here that its laughable.

    GREAT job by him in a big time game.

    Unfortunately, ten days from now his performance this season may stand as one of the only positives on the team.

  471. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    Playing with fire

  472. LGY September 26th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Awful freaking job by the umpire this inning.

  473. lil m September 26th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Can anything awaken them from their slumber?

  474. Carlo September 26th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    You people blaming girardi sound like idiots. Girardi told CC to blow the lead in the wednesday game verus tampa? Girardi made it rain thursday so burnett had to be pulled? Girardi told pettitte to give up 7 runs in 4 innings friday? Girardi told the hitters to get no hit for 6 innings yday? Honestly, u all sound very naïve. This team isn’t very good right now. That’s it.

  475. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    brianlopez22 – some good points but ultimately winning is about pitching. That’s pretty much everyone’s consensus. Also, remember that there are some very good pitchers out there, they are not in the show for no reason.

  476. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    SJ –

    Whatever. You missed the entire point, which is not at all surprising.

    YAWN!

    See ya now.

  477. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    You just can’t turn it on.

    Which is why taking their foot off the pedal was a huge mistake by Girardi.

    If they don’t win tonight, all of the pressure shifts to the Yankees and they have to push everybody just to try and make the playoffs.

    The exact OPPOSITE of what they were trying to achieve.

    Hard to believe what we are seeing at this point.

  478. RYUKINGDOM September 26th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Where would the Yankees be right now if Jeter hit 10 points under his career average and A.J. was one game over .500 pitching?

  479. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    This is EPIC….like the Collapse of the Roman Empire

  480. joeman September 26th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    he looks to be done here

  481. mykyl1 September 26th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    The wheels are coming off now.

  482. KevinP September 26th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Yanks are taking a queue from the New York Football Giants – making it difficult for themselves.

    The Pollyana in me thinks that all the bridge jumpers will whine, then we’ll go into the playoffs and dominate.

  483. rconn23 September 26th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Hughes is gassed. He could give up the game here. Can’t put away hitters.

  484. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Oh yeah.

    GO YANKEES!!!

  485. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    We’re in trouble now.

  486. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Another run and full out panic will begin

  487. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    what a joke. 3-2 pitches…. foul offs, and on 2 of them, Phil was nowhere near.

    Most important pitch of the ballgame, and Philllerup couldnt bother to deliver a strike.

  488. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    the game is ……

  489. Matt September 26th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Just stop it with the umpires.

    The Yankees have zero runs and have had pathetic at bats against Matsuzaka.

    The umpires cannot make you swing at a first pitch slider that almost bounced on home plate. If they lose this game it will be their own fault.

    If you can’t score any runs, it doesn’t matter what the pitching does.

  490. brianlopez22 September 26th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    OK, Quick Hook. Can Robertson keep this a 1-run game?

    damned if you do, damned if you don’t.

  491. BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    So many complain Girardi rested people.
    It is mostly because the players were injured or tired.
    You play them, the results would be worse.

  492. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    its almost bad for baseball if the yanks collapse this season. Can you imagine how much money the yanks would spend this off season??? cliff lee would make record money, carl crawford would make record money, they would go out and sign another starter to record money. yu darvish might be in pinstripes.

    Oh, Those things might happen even if we win the world series this year. :)

  493. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    This is like a 55 year old guy who can’t perform when he has a chance with the gorgeous girl…just can’t perform…

  494. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    I find you lack of faith disturbing

  495. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Good job by Phil. Could not ask for much more. This ones on the offense.

    Crazy to think we had a 9 game lead over the RS on Tuesday….

  496. mykyl1 September 26th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    This mess is on the players not Girardi. The GM as well and the pig spoiled fans who think the Playoffs are a right not to be earned. Tex gas been horrible and that has hurt too.

  497. NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    This team hasn’t had anything clutch since I can remember… The losing has clouded my fond memories of Yankee wins..

  498. theREALkevin September 26th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Hughes with zero margin for error…. Still can’t believe those comments from a-rod the other day… Outright blaming the pitchers and whining and moaning… And then phil has a great outing tonight and where is the offense including alex? A no show so far… That’s right alex blame your teammates and then don’t show up when its on you…. What a joke

  499. rconn23 September 26th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Hughes pithced well enough tonight, but he likely gave up the game right there.

    His inability to put away hitters has come back to bite him in the most crucial inning.

  500. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    no matter what, Hughes is good tonight.

  501. stuart a September 26th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    quick hook. he walked 2 straight guys over a 100 pitches. the ump sucks. scutaro ws struck out on 3 pitches a inning ago. had to waste 5 more pitches.

    beltre ab, hughes threw at least 2 strikes that were called balls.

    if they blow the playoffs it iwll be a bigger f up then the playoffs a few years ago….

  502. G-C September 26th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    “Hughes is gassed. He could give up the game here. Can’t put away hitters.”

    He had both of those guys struck out.

    Embarrassing job by the HP umpire, whatever piece of garbage he is. All the umpires have basically become so indistinguishably horrific this year that they don’t even deserve to be dignified with names. They all suck.

    Unfortunately, when you play like the Yankees have over the last month, you don’t create your own luck. Its not funny anymore. Its not part of any kind of grand “scheme.” Its a flat out collapse.

    For Hughes not to be winning his 18th game easily tonight with the effort he gave is just pathetic. Pathetic.

  503. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Phil pitched great..Yankee offense so far tonight has been garbage…another run..panic begins…

  504. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Hughes did his job and the offense hasn’t.

    Story of the game so far.

  505. TheStraw September 26th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Can’t blame Hughes, who pitched probably the best game he has pitched as a Yankee. It’s on the pen and the offense now.

  506. mykyl1 September 26th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Both runners will score

  507. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    The ump did whatever he can to help the Sox out. You know at least one of these runs will score. I would of brought Wood in not Robertson. Wood has been their best reliever and Robertson hasn’t pitched in a couple of days. This could be the game right here and you bring in your best.

  508. Frozen Rope September 26th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    can’t wait for girardi to put Gaudin in the game to put this one out of reach.

  509. NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    take your time Arod.. almost didn’t get him.

  510. Bronx Jeers September 26th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    The exact OPPOSITE of what they were trying to achieve.

    ————————————————————

    How true.

    Like Tito’s “rope-a-dope” strategy from last year.

    Sometimes you run out of rope and then you’re just a dope.

  511. lil m September 26th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Whatever happens in this inning, if they lose, it will not be on Phil. And please no cap tipping. Please.

  512. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    We’ll see the mettle of this team if we give up any more runs this inning, or even if we dont give up any more…

  513. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Big spot for D-Rob here. Need the K.

  514. brianlopez22 September 26th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan,

    absolutely, pitchers are in the show, but we can all agree that facing CC, Lester, David price is not the same as facing Atchison or Randy Choate or whoever Baltimore pitches.

    Think about it. The best teams can hit great pitching.
    And great pitching should limit the damage from the other team.

    This team has not hit great pitching ALL year.

  515. PittsburghYankeeFan September 26th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    I’m really not sure Girardi gets a contract next year. The past 4 weeks have been god darned awful.

    A tight manager makes a tight club. This was a test. Some people just can’t handle success.

    It will only get tighter after going 2-5 in their last homestand of the year.

    Joe, go to the Cubs. Your wife wants to move back there anyway…

  516. BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    “This is like a 55 year old guy who can’t perform when he has a chance with the gorgeous girl…just can’t perform.”

    How do you know :)
    Are you 55 years old :) :) :)

  517. UnKnown September 26th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    Have to play in. Can’t give them one more on a ground ball

  518. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    K him.

  519. blake September 26th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    need a K or pop up here.

  520. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    K him

  521. TheStraw September 26th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    No ibb?

  522. mykyl1 September 26th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    3 zip in 1.5 minutes

  523. UnKnown September 26th, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    This is the right move with the infield. But sad that we are that inept offensively that we have to play it this way

  524. Kuro September 26th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Normally I’m a mess in situations like this, where the Yankees appear to be collapsing, but now I’m really just angry. Angry at the hubris of management, not going for wins earlier in the season, and making games against the Red Sox, at the end of the season, mean something. We lose tonight, we need help; that’s the bottom line. We have to go into Boston and win there, if we don’t take 2 of three from the Blue Jays and the Red Sox don’t sweep on their own.

    If we go into Boston needing to win games, it constitutes a major collapse. It becomes playoff baseball, 3 games away. I’m willing to be everyone on this thread can think of 3 games Girardi gave away; not to mention all the games we had a better chance of winning with a decent lineup.

    So I’m not depressed over the slide, just furious for once at a management that has potentially let this all slip away.

    That the team can’t hit Matsuzaka tonight is icing on the cake, really. The Red Sox will go up by 6, and we’ll score 4 off the bullpen I’m sure, but close doesn’t cut it, so it will be for nought.

    Really pathetic baseball this entire month, and I almost feel like we need to pay for it. it’s like Torre’s back here or something. It’s just terrible, terrible management of a team, getting people “rested for the playoffs” before you’re in.

    That’s my rant.

  525. RSM September 26th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    This could get ugly..crossing fingers

  526. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    We can all thank Brett Gardner for not bothering to foul off either of 2 3-2 pitches. He just didnt care to. And his speed is utterly inconsequential. Rarely any infield hits. Just weak grounders at the middle infielders.

  527. rconn23 September 26th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    A real risk having Robertson, as opposed to Wood, come in for this situation.

  528. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Nice. One more.

  529. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    one more!

  530. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    good play by jeter…..

    gotta get out of this.

  531. blake September 26th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Or that….good play by Jeter, that ball was hit hard.

  532. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    K him and rally squirrel time.

  533. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 10:01 pm
    I find you lack of faith disturbing
    ——-

    Sorry lord vader

  534. Tar September 26th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Good job by Phil.

    Good gracious stop worrying, the Yankees will be in the playoffs.

    In fact last I checked they are one game out of HFA.

  535. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Robertson please get out of this. No 2 out hit…

  536. Bronx Jeers September 26th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Come on D-Rob. 1 more out. Old-school Houdini!

  537. mykyl1 September 26th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    I see one guy clapping with 2 stikes in the rich people seats. One freaking guy, Everyone else on their phone or eating Shushi. Makes me sick

  538. igotid88 September 26th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    can’t blame Hughes. Looks like he’s gonna have to make another start.

  539. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    K him out…

  540. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    its lars freakin anderson…. get him out.

  541. theREALkevin September 26th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Isn’t lars totally lefty? No boone logan ready?

  542. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    K him now

  543. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    I like shusi

  544. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    i dont see hughes making another start this year, no matter what. this was all or nothing….

  545. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    cliff lee might want to stay in texas where they will also be playing for world championships during all of his prime years.

  546. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    The Toyko Chicken flapping in the dugout?

  547. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    If you are going to take your foot off the pedal and rest guys, the objective is to do it in a coordinated fashion.

    Girardi did not do that and is paying the price for it now.

    Which is why they are in the dilemma they are in.

    The team is “rested” but, are as tight as a drum.

    That ain’t good and that’s on the manager.

    He sets the tone.

    At this point though, the players just have to take control of the situation.

  548. igotid88 September 26th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    D-ROB!!!!

  549. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    K him !!!!

  550. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    turning point, guys!

  551. NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Dave Robertson you’re the man!

  552. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Wasn’t DiceK on MadTv for a season or two????

  553. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 26th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    nice !…we are winning this game….TIME TO TAKE CHARGE !

  554. Trevor September 26th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Robertson is good in these spots.

  555. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Great pitching by D-Rob!

    Maybe thats the jolt we need. RUNS.

  556. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Inning of the game. The Yankees WILL win this game!

  557. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    BIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BIIIIIIIIIIIIIIG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    DROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    LETS GET THESE PIGS THIS INNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  558. joeman September 26th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    this has to be the inning…

  559. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Alright let’s put up a “snowman”….(8 run inning)

  560. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    theREALkevin September 26th, 2010 at 10:06 pm
    Isn’t lars totally lefty? No boone logan ready?

    __

    logan is there for drew and ortiz.

  561. Carlo September 26th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    That’s the kind of f’ing emotion and fire I am talking about. D rob with the k and the big fist pump…..one fire in a sea of wet noodles.

  562. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    I don’t want to exaggerate, but that was maybe the biggest hold of the year right there.

  563. blake September 26th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Just a great job by DRob there….huge pitch. Yanks gotta find a way.

  564. brianlopez22 September 26th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    big K, let’s get some hits!!!!!

    stop swinging for the fences, stop taking pitches down the middle…

    singles and doubles…LET’S GO!!!!

  565. KevinP September 26th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    If we get a “bloop and a blast” we’ll need 1 game to clinch a spot, the same as those amazing, gutty gritty Rays who win every game and are “red hot”right now.

  566. TheStraw September 26th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Need runs now. This is it.

  567. UnKnown September 26th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Haha Matsusaka goes sprinting out there to start the bottom half. Going to be standing out there awhile now for all the middle of the inning stuff.
    Lets go we need runs badly.

  568. RSM September 26th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Nice job D-Rob!!!

  569. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    SJ44

    Seal the deal then rest it up. G-man decided to rest first…

  570. igotid88 September 26th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 10:06 pm
    i dont see hughes making another start this year, no matter what. this was all or nothing….
    =========================

    what if it’s all or nothing is next turn?

  571. NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Cliff Lee is an absolute must after seeing this staff during the year. I know why Cashman went all in on him in July.. He’s no fool!

  572. BA September 26th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Great job DRob! Rally time!

  573. theREALkevin September 26th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Pitching has been fantastic so far. Everything they could have hoped for and more. This all-star lineup has to dig deep and muster a run or two. A very winnable game here and going into the last week itd be huge to slash that magic number to one.

  574. cs in la September 26th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    If that doesn’t jack this lineup up, I dont know what will. Lets go, now.

  575. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Great job by Robertson. NOW OFFENSE WAKE UP!!!!

  576. Swishalicious33 September 26th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Come on! If that doesn’t get them fired up, nothing will.

  577. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Great job by Robertson.

    Would be a good inning for the offense to wake up.

  578. m September 26th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    mykyll can officially shut up now. Neither runner scored. Why don’t you go grab a bite to eat? And it’s sushi, idiot. Sushi.

  579. joeman September 26th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    going to be tough to hit a hr tonight…don’t see it happening

  580. Bronx Jeers September 26th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    All right since Mystique and Aura are apparently watching the Jets… it’s time to wake the ghosts from across the street.

    Win!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

  581. G-C September 26th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    David Robertson has some big you know whats.

    He’s shown it this year, and he’s shown it from the very time he’s come up.

    A guy I always have loved to and am proud to root for.

  582. RYUKINGDOM September 26th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    I’m gonna start a rally…Anyone want to sign on?

  583. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    “I don’t want to exaggerate, but that was maybe the biggest hold of the year right there.”

    I think you are right on.

  584. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    you guys see the robbie cano nike commerical?

  585. joeman September 26th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    key inning of the game here

  586. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    SHOW ME THE RUNNY!!!!

  587. igotid88 September 26th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    i don’t mind the resting players too much. But when he rested Alex the last game in Texas against Cliff Lee when ALex hits well in Texas. And was having a good series up to that point. That’s what I didn’t understand. And he basically had 2 days off. Since the Wednesday game was a 1pm game and they had a day off Thursday.

  588. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Come on Swish make up for your circus play in RF…..

  589. BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    “the objective is to do it in a coordinated fashion”

    What does that mean? Just asking…

  590. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Lets go bats.

  591. blake September 26th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Gotta make it happen right here.

  592. brianlopez22 September 26th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Tabbert, WHO CARES!!!!!

    WATCH THE GAME!

  593. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    I got my rally cap on

  594. jackamir September 26th, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Crooked number

  595. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    I’m all in. Let’s do it.

  596. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Nice…. walk..walk away…

  597. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Ball 4.

  598. blake September 26th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    ball 4.

  599. m September 26th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Ball 4. :(

  600. igotid88 September 26th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    this is the second game against Boston this year that Hughes pitched well enough to win. And is on the losing end on both.

  601. cs in la September 26th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    ANOTHER 3 BALL COUNT. WASTED!!

  602. TheStraw September 26th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Nick swings at ball four.

  603. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    there was ball 4.

  604. brianlopez22 September 26th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    wow, ball 4 there… awesome

  605. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    I never liked the rally cap

  606. NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Terrible Swish on a 3-1 count.. God help this team!

  607. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Swisher swung at ball four. That was poor.

  608. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    He just swung at ball 4

    he just swung at ball 4

    he just swung at ball 4

    He just swung at ball 4

    i dont understand. i dont undeertsand. i dont udnertastnad.

  609. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Why swing at that?

  610. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Why swing at that?

  611. RSM September 26th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Swish swung at ball 4.

  612. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Swish is a joke tonight. Swing at a ball why don’t you. Absolutely pathetic.

  613. Munson Fan September 26th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Still having poor at-bats…….

  614. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    I’m calling a homer here.

  615. Yankeefran September 26th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Come on!

  616. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Swung at ball 4.

    This entire team is tight.

    A more relaxed AB and Swish takes that pitch and is on first base.

  617. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    man Swish, need a baserunner there should have taken two strikes, just to get this guy in the stretch

  618. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    i am watching the game! but robbie having own comericial is badass!

    Robbie knows BOOM!

    http://www.youtube.com/results.....&aq=f

  619. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Teixeira with 2 great swings, but unfortunately, they’re just foul off strikes.

  620. NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    can’t someone just get one big hit.. Is that too much to ask for with this team?

  621. rconn23 September 26th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Swisher’s never been the brightest player, as evidenced there.

  622. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    These guys are squeezing the bats so tight, they have sawdust on their batting gloves

  623. G-C September 26th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    This team needs A-Rod to earn his 33 million dollar paycheck tonight.

    If he doesn’t do something big here, I don’t think they’re winning this game.

  624. Nobody Is Perfect September 26th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    This team doesn’t deserve to make the playoffs. What a pitiful display by the offense against a garbage pitcher like Dice K.

  625. m September 26th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Base hit. Wow.

  626. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    arod is gonna go DEEEEEEEP

  627. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Bloop…blast??

  628. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    please no DP please no DP.

  629. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Bloop & a blast?

  630. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Lets go A-Rod, just jack one out for us.

  631. brianlopez22 September 26th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    way to snag Bill Hall’s leg Mickey!!!!

  632. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Okay. The bloope and blast syndrome..

    COME ON ALEX!

  633. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Come on A-Rod!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  634. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Just amazing that Swish would swing at that pitch. I guess he is getting ready for the play offs..

  635. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    We better hope for a Rodriguez BB here, because there AINT no way he’s hittin’ a HR

  636. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    There is the bloop.

    Now it’s time for the blast.

  637. BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Now is the time for Alex to bop one out.

  638. joeman September 26th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    don’t think Arod can hit one out with this wind

  639. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    arod is still the best player in baseball….

  640. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    should hit and run here

  641. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Let’s see if Arod can actually have a good at bat here

  642. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    of course Arod only thinking HR

  643. kd September 26th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    you called it sj!

  644. igotid88 September 26th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    A-ROD!!!!!!!!

  645. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    YEAH!

  646. brianlopez22 September 26th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    AROD!!!!!!!

  647. NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    I love you Alex Rodriguez!!!!

  648. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    like he should…

  649. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    THANK GOD!

    even miller screamin…

  650. TheStraw September 26th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!

  651. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    told you, turning point!!!!

    My man, A-ROD!!!!!!!!!!!!

  652. blake September 26th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Arod is great….I don’t know how he hit that pitch out against the wind.

  653. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    R u kidding me?????

  654. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    called it. Like i said, arod is still the best player in all of baseball.

  655. m September 26th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Yes!!

  656. BA September 26th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    He is amazing!

  657. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    THANK YOU GOD IN HEAVEN!!!!!

    Thank you forum for the positive vibes for our guys!!!!!

  658. Trevor September 26th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    THEY”RE ALIVE.

  659. BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Here we go……
    We will win.
    Show faith.

  660. joeman September 26th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    oeman September 26th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    don’t think Arod can hit one out with this wind
    ————————————————
    it worked..finally

  661. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 26th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    yes !!!!!

  662. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    ALEX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ALEX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ALEX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  663. Swishalicious33 September 26th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    A-GOD.

  664. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    This is Arod’s team

  665. Yankeefran September 26th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Stunning! Finally! Thank you ARod!

  666. Kuro September 26th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    ADMIRAL CLUTCH!!!!!!!!!!

  667. m September 26th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Need some GEICO runs.

  668. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    DAMN YESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  669. Carlo September 26th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    He says to pitch, we pitch, he delivers the offense. U cannot fault the man anymore. Booyah

  670. rconn23 September 26th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    The clutchest man in baseball.

  671. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    If this was the NBA, and you take Arod off this team, it’s a lottery team.

    He’s worth every penny the Yankees pay him.

  672. BA September 26th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    On such a windy night too. Opposite field. Wow!

  673. KevinP September 26th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Am I Nostradomus or what ?!?!?!

    WooHoo

  674. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BANG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    CLUTCH AROD AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    NOW ITS TIME FOR CANO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BACK TO BACK BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  675. brianlopez22 September 26th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Base hits, get a big inning going…
    Let’s go Robbie!

  676. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Dice will melt down now

  677. GreenBeret7 September 26th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    a typical Rodguiguezian swing.

  678. NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Does Phil get the win now?

  679. theREALkevin September 26th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    That’s stepping up. That’s more like it. You call out your pitching? Back it up with your bat. And he did. Alex gets a free pass from me for the rest of the reg season. Just a huge hit right there. Absolutely massively clutch.

  680. RadioKev September 26th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Dear Lord, A-Rod is turning on that post season magic early.

  681. Tar September 26th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    blake

    It was headed for the pen and curved at the last minute. :D

  682. blake September 26th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Yankee fans should appreciate watching one of the best players ever….he just does amazing things.

  683. Carl September 26th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Told you he was going deep.

  684. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Go Arod!! Now they need Wood and Mo to pitch lights out.

  685. RSM September 26th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Wow! Arod is the only hitter earning his paycheck lately.
    That was masterful.

  686. Bronx Jeers September 26th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Alexander Emanuel….very big..very strong man…hit ball hard….make fans very happy

  687. igotid88 September 26th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    i was a little early with the bloop and blast

  688. Benny Blanco September 26th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Can’t say enough about arod’s clutchness!!!!

  689. mykyl1 September 26th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Sorry my spelling is very bad and so was my prediction about the runs. I have been wrong before and will again. I am just freaking out as I still have nightmares about 04 and too many Sox fans have my phone number

  690. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    what a baseball cliche – a bloop and a blast. I have seen dozens of superlative pitching performances ruined by that 1-2 punch.

  691. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 10:19 pm
    Does Phil get the win now?
    —-
    No robertson does

  692. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    6 outs!

  693. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Need more runs. Need need need to hold this lead.

  694. NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 10:14 pm
    can’t someone just get one big hit.. Is that too much to ask for with this team?

    ——————————-

    and my prayers were answered!

  695. G-C September 26th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Well, that was Mantle-esque.

    The guy is a God. He carries this team out of this funk and through the playoffs, and he’s going to be on the fast track to one of the greatest, yet most tortured, careers a Yankee has ever had.

  696. brianlopez22 September 26th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    base hits!
    Come on Robbie

  697. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Swisher needs to be replaced in RF next inning

  698. Yankeefran September 26th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Robbie’s due for a hot streak.

  699. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Everyone rallied behind the team and look what happened!

    Hey, I think you guys and your trashing and whining are responsible for all of the poor play!!!

    :D

  700. CB September 26th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Right center field – the deep part of the right field – and Alex is strong enough to drive a good pitch over the wall the other way.

    There are maybe 2-3 players in the game who could have hit that pitch for a home run.

    Fortunately the yankees have one of them playing for them in pinstripes.

  701. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    nothing gets between Arod and 30 hr. Nothing.

  702. BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Be honest.
    How many of the negaive Nancies are eating crow right now?
    I know I know, you are happy now…..the crow is tasting great….

  703. blake September 26th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Tar,

    I saw…though I was thinking more the LF pen….That is some crazy power to hit that pitch out opo against the wind….he gets such incredible backspin on the ball.

  704. m September 26th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    I can look past the bad spelling, but please tone down the negative comments. Thank you. :)

  705. LGY September 26th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    I almost just caught my dog with a monster fist pump.

  706. NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    I say Golson in RF… I don’t want to see Kearns at all.

  707. cs in la September 26th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    its not over yet, everyone. pray hard.

  708. Carlo September 26th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Where are all the fools carrying on about arod calling out the staff? The guy drove in 6 runs on his own the past 3 games. The pitching stunk and so does the rest of the lineup other than al and the grandyman

  709. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    God damn he’s good!!!!!!!!!!! A-ROD!!!!!!!!!!

    (I screamed so loud the crew downstairs freaked)

  710. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    You can have pujols, longoria, utley, howard, hamilton, mauer, or any other superstar you would like.

    However, arod has always and always will be be better in the big spot then any of those guys.
    People forget that he is prob the greatest to ever play the game.

  711. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    I’m still not a fan of rally caps

  712. KevinP September 26th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    # KevinP September 26th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    If we get a “bloop and a blast” we’ll need 1 game to clinch a spot, the same as those amazing, gutty gritty Rays who win every game and are “red hot”right now.
    ————————————————————————————–

    Gotta love it Morgan talking about it as well

    (not my brilliance but the saying “bloop & blast)

  713. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    When he first hit it I never thought it would go out of the ballpark. I thought it was into the gap but he is so strong.

  714. steve sax arm September 26th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    joy in yankeeville. all the dudes are happy and love the yankees. short memories for all.

  715. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Cano having a nice AB here

  716. igotid88 September 26th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 10:19 pm
    Does Phil get the win now?
    ——————————–

    Unfortunately not. But he’ll be glad he’s not taking the loss.

  717. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    I’m glad we all put on the rally caps

  718. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Like that shot of Jeter and A-Rod. Baseball gods.

  719. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Wow nice catch

  720. mykyl1 September 26th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    M

    Thanks for helping me off the cliff. The neg stuff is not healthy for me.

  721. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    man…. nothing you can do there….

  722. brianlopez22 September 26th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Trisha and all:

    We are negative, because we are angry.
    This team’s talent should never put us in this situation.

  723. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    he just makes a catch. a bona fide loser makes a big catch. a loser loser loser makes a catch. loserest of the losers makes a catch.

  724. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Why do I feel like Cano always gets robbed?

  725. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Damn, that hung up a little too much.

  726. igotid88 September 26th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Matz finally pitching carefully. Darn good catch robs robbie

  727. TheStraw September 26th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Great play by Kalish. Ugh.

  728. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    What a catsch by Kalish. Imagine having an outfielder of his caliber that you can bring up from the minors. Something we don’t have.

  729. NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    kerry wood time

  730. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    Hey Jorge, you gotta hot date tonight? Why the hurry?

  731. LGY September 26th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    No way Ellsbury makes that catch

  732. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Unbelievable catch by Kalish.

    It’s 2-1. The game is far from over.

  733. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Did people call out arod??

  734. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    LMAO….Kalish superstar?

  735. TheStraw September 26th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Now it’s all on the bullpen.

  736. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    3 outs to Mariano.

  737. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Come on Kerry. Keep firing on all cylinders.

  738. KevinP September 26th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    These last 6 outs somehow feel like Game 7 of the World Series right now.

  739. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Game.

    No way Kerry Wood is giving up any runs.

    No way Mariano Rivera is blowing any save.

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

    And if you want to see who really called it, read this:

    trisha – true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 9:51 pm
    Okay, since we each will post our own way, here’s mine.

    THE SUX ARE SHUTTING OUT THE YANKEES? THAT IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN!

    :) :) :)

  740. blake September 26th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    “There are maybe 2-3 players in the game who could have hit that pitch for a home run.”

    Cabrera, Pujols, Arod…..(and maybe Montero in a couple years) ;)

  741. joeman September 26th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    # West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    What a catsch by Kalish. Imagine having an outfielder of his caliber that you can bring up from the minors. Something we don’t have.
    —————————————————————–
    hey….we have Gardner

  742. LGY September 26th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    # West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    What a catsch by Kalish. Imagine having an outfielder of his caliber that you can bring up from the minors. Something we don’t have.

    ———————————————-

    Yeah I can imagine.

    They traded him for Granderson.

    Something the Red Sox couldn’t do because Jackson is better than Kalish.

  743. Swishalicious33 September 26th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Freakin’ Kalish. Another AAA guy that turns to gold for them.

  744. Ruby Tuesday September 26th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Unfortunately, my crystal ball says we will give the runs right back … now.

  745. RYUKINGDOM September 26th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Rally cap ha. It was my post above who started this rally.

  746. Yankeefran September 26th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    OMG! Did he just say,” Call a cop because Cano got robbed”. Yikes!

  747. Bronx Jeers September 26th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    It was because of the Rocky/Old Yankee Stadium video I posted.

    You can thank me later.

  748. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    They need a 1,2,3 from Wood and then hopefully they can tack on another run in the bottom of the inning.

  749. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    I read the book let me in was based on..it was freaky…I wonder if the movie will be good

  750. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    “It’s 2-1. The game is far from over.”

    Hmmm. I’m thinking that unless the Yanks tack on more runs, this game ends at 2-1.

    Time will tell!

    :)

    Pom poms out – GO TEAM!!!

  751. Brock September 26th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Amazing that a-rod has gone from choker to the one guy I always want up in clutch situations in just 2 years.

    Too bad that wasn’t the bottom of the 9th. The pen has got to hold them.

  752. NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Jets blew a 14-0 lead.. 17-14 Fins..

  753. lil m September 26th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Much better! Now the bullpen just has to continue to keep the door shut. We can all thank Hank lol – I’m glad Hal’s in charge, he’s definitely the man for the job, but Alex is worth every penny.

  754. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    is this the first really big spot that Kerry Wood has pitched in?

  755. rconn23 September 26th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Oh Kerry come on. Don’t have control issues now.

  756. GreenBeret7 September 26th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    The most ignorant crap ever started in the media on by so-called fans and people on these message boards was that Rodriguez wasn’t a clutxh hitter. Nobody hits 600 homers, drives in 1800 runs and has 2800 hits without being a good pressure hitter. Just look at his post season numbers before 2005.

  757. joeman September 26th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    heavy rain shower right in the area of the ballpark

  758. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    I hate the jets

  759. NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Come on Wood…

  760. Ruby Tuesday September 26th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Ughhhhh, my crystal ball is right again.

  761. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Oh boy. Here we go.

  762. Benny Blanco September 26th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    This might turn into a 4 out save.

  763. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Damn, stupid Scutaro that scrub.

  764. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    come on, KW!

  765. BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Any Yankee fan who keeps criticizing A-Rod is a bonafied moron.
    But for Alex, we would not win WS 28.
    But for Alex, we would not make the playoffs this year.

  766. Tar September 26th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    “I saw…though I was thinking more the LF pen”

    LOL, so was I. :D

  767. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    Not sharp so far

  768. TheStraw September 26th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    I have a very bad feeling about this…

  769. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Why am I seeing a tension filled end to this game with Mo and Ortiz and bloop hits and drama…..sorry Trish. Should have whispered so the universe wouldn’t hear me.

  770. lil m September 26th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Yankees please hang on . . .

  771. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    “is this the first really big spot that Kerry Wood has pitched in?”

    Dont think so. First with us maybe.

  772. NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Wood’s having issues and here we go again with pitchers pitching with leads.

  773. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Wood has been so perfect recently so who knows when he will have a bad inning. But they need perfect here…

  774. Swishalicious33 September 26th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    It can never be easy.

  775. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    kenny powers easily gets out of this jam

  776. Brock September 26th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Biggest appearance of wood’s brief Yankee career right here.

  777. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Who criticized arod?? I didn’t see it..why would they??

  778. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    If Drew reaches, go to Mo and don’t screw around.

  779. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    that’s what I meant trisha, I know he’s pitched in the playoffs before.

  780. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    whoa… easy there cano…

  781. rconn23 September 26th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Nees a ground ball in the worst way.

  782. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Damn it!!!!!

  783. NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    How does Cano mess that up.. Is this for real??

  784. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    He just cost us a double play. Gold Glove Cano just screwed us out of an easy double play. an easy double play.

  785. BA September 26th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    That hurts

  786. Munson Fan September 26th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    MISSED OPPORTUNITIES!!!!! Needed that DP!!!

  787. Faiaz September 26th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Wood’s gonna be fine, just two more outs… should’ve been one.

  788. TheStraw September 26th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    I hope that throw ends up not making a difference.

  789. joeman September 26th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Cano

  790. igotid88 September 26th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    let’s hope that missed dp doesn’t have negative effects this inning

  791. Kuro September 26th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    How many double plays can this team not make?

  792. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    I hope that doesn’t come back to haunt us with Martinez and Popi lurking.

  793. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Damn Cano. That was a perfect dp. With Vmart and Ortiz coming up that might be costly.

  794. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Messed up an easy DP there.

    Nothing coming easy for these guys.

  795. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Amazing how perfect these two have been on dp’s the all season and this week they’ve just been off.

  796. Carl September 26th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    # SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    If Drew reaches, go to Mo and don’t screw around.

    Why not go to Logan then Mo.

  797. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Redeem for one Free out

  798. Swishalicious33 September 26th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    They’re nervous, you can tell by that throw.

  799. UnKnown September 26th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    What side is VMart better from right or left.

  800. rconn23 September 26th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Gotta turn that. Now you bring up their hottest hitter with a man on.

  801. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    You can’t give this team extra outs especially with the middle of the lineup up. That pitch was a strike..

  802. blake September 26th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Have to hope that doesn’t bite the Yanks.

  803. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Martinez is locked in at the plate – he scares me.

  804. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    “Wood’s gonna be fine, just two more outs… should’ve been one.”

    That’s the spirit.

    ;)

  805. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    I don’t like any power hitters up lefty in Yankee stadium

  806. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 26th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    wood will prevail

  807. joeman September 26th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    # UnKnown September 26th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    What side is VMart better from right or left.
    ————————–
    right

  808. Carlo September 26th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Brock –

    Agree on arods rise, unfortunately, another guy has made the exact opposite transformation.

  809. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    DiceK has that motion down pat in the dugout

  810. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Carl,

    Because Martinez is hitting .400 against lefties this year.

    You want him to bat LH.

  811. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    That 7th inning by Robertson was just too perfect to think that the baseball gods don’t have a win in mind for the Yankees. I’m just not buying it.

  812. Betsy September 26th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    The pen needs to hold it here; this would be a crushing loss.

    I can’t say this was the biggest game of Phil’s career, but it was his biggest start and he came up big; I thought I saw a comment criticizing him for putting 2 men on base. That seems awfully harsh.

    As to Alex, the man is a one man wrecking crew; it’s almost impossible for one player to carry a baseball team, but he’s doing it.

  813. UnKnown September 26th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Get Logan I hate that Rivera 4 out save stuff

  814. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Logan or mo?

  815. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    DO NOT PITCH TO ORTIZ!

  816. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    MO time?

  817. blake September 26th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Great pitch….he had it stole anyway. Gotta get Papi here.

  818. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    how did patterson not make 3rd with Jorge jogging after the ball

  819. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    There ya go. One more out. LET’S GO!!!

  820. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    ok logan, your turn…

  821. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    I leave Wood in

  822. Munson Fan September 26th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    good move

  823. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    really? i dont know about this one…..

  824. LGY September 26th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    WHAT!?!

  825. blake September 26th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    I don’t like this.

  826. UnKnown September 26th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    thats fine but no what. Wood or Mo?

  827. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Walking the go ahead run??

  828. joeman September 26th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    good thing there was one out

  829. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Stupid move

  830. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    He would have had the base stolen.

    I would walk Ortiz and bring Mo in to pitch to Beltre.

  831. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Joe going after Beltre? Already lost confidence in Logan!

  832. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    I would LOVE to see Mo in now.

  833. G-C September 26th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Girardi has done this before and it has come back to haunt him.

    I hate, hate, hate the idea of putting the go-ahead run on base.

    In a sense though, I’m glad he’s managing with his gut and not going strictly by the book.

    Gotta be willing to trust the best ever in this spot. Lets go.

  834. UnKnown September 26th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Alright lets dance baby

  835. TheStraw September 26th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    It’s now up to the greatest closer of all time.

  836. Bryan September 26th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Ortiz is a bum and Beltre is there best hitter

    This is amazingly stupid

  837. Brock September 26th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Putting on the go-ahead run? Really?

    C’mon mo!!

  838. blake September 26th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    I don’t like Walking Ortiz there to get to Beltre.

  839. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    what a game, man

  840. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    who is that number 42 guy? have not seem him much lately. Is he a call up or something?

  841. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    Lets go Mariano!

  842. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    God I wish I were at the Stadium. Nothing rocks like Mo coming in from the bullpen!

  843. LGY September 26th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    You walk Ortiz to face a guy hitting .320 when all they need is a single to tie?

  844. stuart a September 26th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    cano f’ed up the dp. tailor made. hope it does not come back to haunt us.

    please we need this.

    arod is still the best yankee and most clutch by far

  845. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    This game is epic.

  846. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    This is the wrong move and Girardi is overmanaging here. I would bring in Logan to face Ortiz. Beltre is a better hitter than Ortiz and late in the game you can’t put guys on base. Mo also hasn’t been great recently and I wouldn’t make him pitch more than 1 inning. I hope it works but this is the wrong move.

  847. CB September 26th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    They shouldn’t have walked Ortiz. Righty lefty who cares. He’s not nearly the hitter that beltre is right now.

    And that’s especially true against Mo’s cutter. Ortiz doesn’t have the bat speed to hit that pitch anymore.

  848. rconn23 September 26th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Huge batter obviously. If you get Beltre, not only do you get out of the inning, but it leaves Mo to face the bottom of the order in the 9th.

    Have to play to Beltre’s lack of plate discipline here. He will chase.

  849. UnKnown September 26th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    This is best on best. Beltre has been the Sox MVP. Great matchup here.

  850. Ruby Tuesday September 26th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Well, it was Mo who blew it in 2004.

  851. Frozen Rope September 26th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    why doesn’t Rivera just pitch to Ortiz? He’s better vs lefties anyway and the go ahead run wouldn’t be on base. Girardi’s a moron.

  852. theREALkevin September 26th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Don’t really understand walking a lefty to bring up a righty then you bring in moe, who’s always been better against lefties. We’ll see what happens. Man this will be a crucial at bat.

  853. blake September 26th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Lets go Mo!

  854. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    the rangers would not even make the playoffs in the NL…. OUCH

  855. Matt September 26th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Why would you ever IBB the go ahead run on base with Beltre hitting behind him and 2 outs?

    The Red Sox cannot take the lead without a HR, but instead you give them an opportunity to do it on a double.

    Classic case of Girardi overmanaging. You have the lefty warm and Ortiz is a much weaker hitter against lefties, and you have Rivera warm who can get anyone out.

  856. stuart a September 26th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    sj hew is doing whatyou want hope it works out……..

  857. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 26th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    mo will prervail !

  858. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Hey can’t complain about mo.. Biggest game of the year…

  859. PittsburghYankeeFan September 26th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Win or lose, the way Girardi played this inning is the best news of the last 4 weeks. That’s how you manage–put your team in a position to win with the best reliever ever on the mound.

    Thankfully, if they make the playoffs, this looks like how he’ll manage.

    I thought something was wrong with him.

  860. Munson Fan September 26th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    I meant good move walking Papi…..I would have let Wood pitch to Beltre. I don’t have a good feeling about this….

  861. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Girardi’s decision – Logan pitching to Ortiz – or Mo to Beltre. We’ll see how this works out.

  862. RYUKINGDOM September 26th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Here’s one scenerio for Mo. Get this out and have the Yankees score a bunch of insurance runs in the 8th.

  863. Ruby Tuesday September 26th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Adrian Beltre will

    (a) Homer
    (b) Single
    (c) Double
    (d) Triple

  864. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Mo loves these moments. He is our walk on water leader.

    Guys, think about this. This game counts for two. After this, all we need is one Yankee win or one Sux loss.

    What a difference a day can make…

    LET’S GO MO!!!

  865. Faiaz September 26th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    People that are sorta panicking right now… if the tables were turned, how confident would you be with 2 outs and men on 1st and 2nd with the games best closer coming in to close it? Confident? I think not.

  866. Carl September 26th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    # SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Carl,

    Because Martinez is hitting .400 against lefties this year.

    You want him to bat LH.

    No Logan for Ortiz. Ortiz can’t hit lefties.

  867. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    I’d rather take the Mo/Beltre matchup over any matchup they have with Ortiz.

    Risky? Yes but, I’d do it anyway.

  868. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Everytime Girardi does this it costs them. I hate this move…

  869. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    good sign… the ball is cutting..

  870. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    :)

  871. CB September 26th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    Only advantage to throwing to Beltre is that he hasn’t seen Mo much.

  872. RYUKINGDOM September 26th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    Time for pitchers to earn their keep.

  873. blake September 26th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    I liked Wood against Ortiz there honestly…..Mo may make me understand the move though. (I hope)

  874. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    rivera is rested….

    he should be able to do this.

  875. Frozen Rope September 26th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    .I would have let Wood pitch to Beltre. I don’t have a good feeling about this….

    more fodder from the moron committee. only an idiot would prefer someone else to Rivera.

  876. joeman September 26th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    bad pitch

  877. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    :) :)

  878. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    at least the 9th will be the bottom of the lineup for them.

  879. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    girardi = wade phillips of mlb.

  880. Carlo September 26th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Explain to me hoe bringing in the best closer in the history of baseball is “overmanaging”? That sounds more like someone “overposting”….also known as saying nonsense just to say something

  881. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Stuart,

    He’s doing well.

    Getting ready for the Arizona Fall League in a few weeks.

    Thanks for asking.

  882. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    WHERE WAS THAT PITCH?

  883. igotid88 September 26th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    yes

  884. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    yes……………….

  885. Faiaz September 26th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Done deal

  886. BA September 26th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    The Greatest ever!!!!!

  887. Tom in N.J. September 26th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    (E)-Ground out

  888. Benny Blanco September 26th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    how does mo not get that call?????

  889. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    All I can say is thank God!!

  890. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    YEEESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  891. TheStraw September 26th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Phew. Cano makes up for prior mistake.

  892. theREALkevin September 26th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Ruby- you ****ing loser- u forgot “none of the above”

  893. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    HARDEE HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR HAR!!!

  894. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    BIG! OUT!

    That 2-2 pitch was called strike 3 to Jeter in his first appearance against Dice-K today!!!!!

    THey tried to cheat the best reliever in baseball history.

    BIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIG!!!!!!!

    BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAANG!!!!!!!!!!!

  895. Carlo September 26th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    I love the confidence u all have in the best closer ever?

  896. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 26th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    thanks for expanding the zone Beltre !

  897. blake September 26th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Big pitch…perfect location and Cano makes up for his previous throw. Rivera is a good matchup against anybody but I still would have rather pitched to Ortiz there. Nevertheless, it worked so good move.

  898. RYUKINGDOM September 26th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Ok Mo. You got that out. Now Yankees get some insurance NOW. I MEAN NOW. NOT NEXT YEAR.

  899. Bronx Jeers September 26th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Beltre’s been pretty cold lately so….

  900. brianlopez22 September 26th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    great play by Robbie, great pitch by Mo.
    OK, 4 runs here.

  901. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Well it worked, good job by Mo. He has gotten squeezed a lot recently. It’s like umps are testing him to see how many perfect pitches he can throw. Hopefully this offense can actually score another run.

  902. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    It was a ball. It was the correct call.

    Mo threw his two best cutters this month to Beltre.

    The first and last pitch were vintage Mo cutters.

  903. CB September 26th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Well Cano certainly made up for that poor throw on the DP there. That is not an easy play to make and Beltre runs well.

    Have to make that play very smoothly and flawlessly to get the out. He’s charging forward very hard to field that soft chopper and then has to throw perpendicular to his line of motion and across his body to get the ball to first.

  904. JM September 26th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Would be nice to get Mo another run, or two. Or three.

  905. BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    “Girardi has done this before and it has come back to haunt him”

    Some people are so tortured they can only wish bad things even when things are going good.

  906. blake September 26th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Tack on runs would be very nice here.

  907. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    add insurance runs!

  908. Prete Funk Era September 26th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    And Wood’s ERA still goes down. It has to give him confidence to have MO there to help him out. He doesn’t have to do it all by himself.

  909. hman23 September 26th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Great pitching as usual by Mo.

    The prior pitch was definitely inside by the way.

  910. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    That Ruby Tuesday is funny! I’m sure it’s an act.

  911. theREALkevin September 26th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    I think moe would definitely have gotten ortiz just as easy but its all good. Looked like the rest helped him. Better movement, better location, crisper. I like it.

  912. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    “Adrian Beltre will

    (a) Homer
    (b) Single
    (c) Double
    (d) Triple”

    YOU D-BAG TOOL.

    :lol:

    GOOD BYE RUBY TUESDAY
    WHO CAN HANG A WIN ON YOU
    WHEN YOUR TEAM IS SUCKING WIND NOW
    WE’RE NOT GOING TO MISS YOU!

  913. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    It was also a ball to Jeter in his first appearance. That was called incorrectly for a loser like Dice-K, but not for the greatest reliever this game will ever see. Get over yourself and look at facts.

  914. hman23 September 26th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    And a great play by Cano. That was very tough.

  915. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Let’s go offense!!!

  916. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    starting hughes was definitely the right move. he held them in the game…

  917. PittsburghYankeeFan September 26th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Maybe, just maybe, this marks the end of the Bizarro Yankee World of the past 4 weeks.

    PS, SJ, my 8 year old son wants to catch and idolizes Ryan Doumit. Hopefully Tony sticks with the Pirates (you never know with the Nuttings) and my son can root for him.

  918. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    An insurance run would be nice here.

  919. blake September 26th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Cano has great body control….that is a really tough play.

  920. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Thank you Mo.

    3 more runs, then 3 more outs please.

  921. Faiaz September 26th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Jets leading, Yankees winning… would’ve been complete if the Giants won.

  922. hman23 September 26th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    It looks like Mo’s cutter is moving well. 2-1 could be enough.

  923. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    wasnt that the same place rivera’s pitch wasnt called?

  924. RYUKINGDOM September 26th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Berkman is such a Dud at times

  925. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    wasnt that the same place rivera’s pitch wasnt called?

  926. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Faiaz – And Manchester United. But they threw away another 2 points today :(

  927. blake September 26th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Would love to see Granderson lose one here.

  928. hman23 September 26th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Granderson for a bomb I think.

  929. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    1 HR away from 30

  930. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    ac1 – Yes, indeed it was. But hey, Rivera is nothing but a scrub rookie pitcher. Rookie pitchers dont get those calls.

  931. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    I hope the league outlaws DikeK’ s arse wiggle…and no ,it is not arousing me

  932. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Pittsburgh,

    Hopefully he sticks at least thru his arbitration years! lol

    7 K’s tonight, 6 looking.

    Too much guessing at the plate.

  933. Faiaz September 26th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    D-bag tool? LOL, I’ll add that to my repertoire.

  934. joeman September 26th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    this offense is still bad for the hitters they have

  935. Betsy September 26th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    It’s amazing that Alex is very likely going to get 30 HRs after all the injuries and the slow start power wise……………what a weapon. Still, it’s hard to win with a 1 man offense.

  936. hman23 September 26th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Seems like a long long time ago when CBGB was over .300

  937. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    The killer about a 1-0 game is exactly what you just saw happen. One pitcher pitches his brains out and a bloop and a blast changes everything.

    :)

    Phil Hughes deserves to share the game ball with Arod. Just a tremendous performance. If Swish wasn’t playing with a bum knee, it could have been 0-0 when Phil left the game.

    Geeze too bad Girardi took his foot off the pedal, or whatever the phrase is. Swish could be out in the outfield with crutches right now if Girardi had played it right!

    :roll:

  938. Carl September 26th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    A-God. Don’t doubt his greatness.

  939. UnKnown September 26th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    MO always seems to get that 1st out of a 4 out save. I mean always. But then that following inning he just doesn’t seem as sharp. Now with that said Girardi had to go to him there. But far from an ideal situation. Sums up the end of the season. Nothing has really been “idea”

  940. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Does Gardner ever get on base?

  941. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    starting to rain there.

  942. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    The offense doesn’t look interested in giving Mo another run to work with. Lowell will hit and whoever else they pinch hit.

  943. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    if arod doesnt miss a month this season and last season he could have hit 35+ homers and 120+ rbi’s. Pretty sure he is still a ELITE baseball player.

  944. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Gardner is an expert at fouling off 1 strike and no strike pitches.

  945. Faiaz September 26th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    CR9
    I still can’t get over Barca losing at home to Hercules.

  946. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    No post game?

    DAMN!

  947. joeman September 26th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    # DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Does Gardner ever get on base?
    —————————–

    AAA player at best

  948. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Walk, SB, Hit. Lets go.

  949. Faiaz September 26th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    AHH the wonderful smell of dirt when it starts to rain. Let’s get this done before a delay.

  950. LGY September 26th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    HAVE.TO.STEAL

  951. The Other Phil September 26th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    # DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Does Gardner ever get on base?
    ===

    Apparently he does.

  952. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Stolen Base Brett. 1st pitch. Who cares if you get thrown out. Take a chance, make it happen.

  953. UnKnown September 26th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    run gardner. First pitch take off

  954. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    MUST STEAL 1st pitch

  955. blake September 26th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    Have to run Gardner here and hope Jeter can pick up the run with a base hit.

  956. BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    “It’s amazing that Alex is very likely going to get 30 HRs after all the injuries and the slow start power wise”

    All those mediots (Lupica, Sherman,….) -who were predicting that Alex lost power as he is off steroids and predicted gloom for the Yankees – are eating crow as well.

  957. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    jeter’s hit streak in jeopardy

  958. jackamir September 26th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Gardner has got to go on the first pitch

  959. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Run on the first pitch Brett. Don’t wait, be aggressive.

  960. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Yes. MUST STEAL.

  961. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Oh well. I appreciate the try Brett. And he was safe fwiw.

  962. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Gardner is just awful sometimes.

  963. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    did he really get thrown out by martinez? is that martinez’s first CS this year?

  964. UnKnown September 26th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    chalk that comment up as a fail by me. shoot. Lets go MO

  965. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Worth the risk

  966. blake September 26th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    maybe not first pitch…..Tito guessed right there.

  967. TheStraw September 26th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Great running once again by Gardner. Get Crawford in the offseason, please.

  968. theREALkevin September 26th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Looked safe. Guess espn didn’t think a replay was necessary.

  969. lil m September 26th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Drat

  970. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Well he tried!

    Lets go Mo. 3 and out.

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

    Nothing beats a two fer.

    Win this game, only need one more. One Yankee win, one Sux loss.

    On the road to heaven.

    :)

  971. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    That’s ok, at least he was aggressive.

    Can’t mind that play.

    Get 3 outs now and try to keep the drama to a minimum.

  972. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    I hope the Yankees learned their lesson when they didn’t trade Joba when his value was high. I’d love to see what Cashman could get for a Joba, Gardner, Cervelli package this winter.

  973. Faiaz September 26th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    they don’t have yes-mo

  974. joeman September 26th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    # West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Gardner is just awful sometimes.
    ————————————————————–
    I can’t stand this guy…..

  975. Bronx Jeers September 26th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    That new guard for the Jets, Slauson? he’s not too good huh?

  976. Betsy September 26th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    I would imagine YES would have a post-game show……………not sure about that though

  977. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    If I’m Girardi I go right up to Gardner and tell him good job. We need this kid stealing earlier in the count.

  978. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    DiceK…1st complete game since little league in Japn..

  979. UnKnown September 26th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    MO finish this out and everyone can exhale. For at least one night.

  980. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Lets go mo. 3 outs please.

  981. cs in la September 26th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    please no drama.

  982. Matt September 26th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Gardner is still a terrible base stealer.

    Running on the first pitch with 2 outs is just far too predictable, and makes it way too easy for them to pitch out on the first pitch and have a chance to throw you out.

    He either stands there and does nothing, or runs in predictable counts in which they are either going to throw a fastball or a pitch out. He looks nervous out there and he makes dumb decisions to try to “make things happen” because he’s afraid that he won’t end up running at all.

  983. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    My prediction is we win this game, we definitely win the next one in Toronto.

    Book it.

    Clinch is tomorrow night.

    (who do we have on the mound, not that it matters)

  984. CB September 26th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    No walks.

  985. RYUKINGDOM September 26th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Who here didn’t know that the Red Sox would call for a first pitch pitch out?

  986. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Getting thrown out by V.Martinez is beyond embarrassing.

  987. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    I assume Slauson ? got called for 2 holdings, since a friend has updated me it was 2nd and 4 to 2nd and 23. I wouldnt blame Slauson, but rather credit the referees.

  988. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    I’d love to see what Cashman could get for a Joba, Gardner, Cervelli package this winter.

    ——–

    A third place finish in 2011?

  989. LGY September 26th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    “I hope the Yankees learned their lesson when they didn’t trade Joba when his value was high. I’d love to see what Cashman could get for a Joba, Gardner, Cervelli package this winter.”

    ————————-

    Weren’t you just complaining about the Yankees not having position players from their system?

    Now you want to trade Gardner, who has been absolutely fantastic this season???

  990. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Well done Gardner. If he wants to stay in the majors he has a lot of work to do in the off season and spring training. He won’t last in the majors if he doesn’t learn how to bunt and steal bases. He does a good job fouling off pitches but he very rarely hits the ball hard.

  991. theREALkevin September 26th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Vintage moe, please

  992. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Joba,Cervelli & Gardner package gets you a bag of balls

  993. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    No dink hits pleeeease.

  994. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    “I would imagine YES would have a post-game show……………not sure about that though”

    God I hope so. What better night than tonight!

  995. CB September 26th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Why the heck is Swisher still playing?

  996. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    that didn’t look good off the bat. Phew!

  997. Matt September 26th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    It was over aggressiveness in a situation in which he made it easy for them to pitch out on the first pitch and nail him stealing.

    It wasn’t a smart play, it was the classic case of trying to do too much and running into an out.

  998. blake September 26th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Boy Swisher isn’t running too well but he made a nice play to get to that ball

  999. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    close call

  1000. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Thanks wind!!

  1001. Benny Blanco September 26th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    that absolutely scared the hell out of me.

  1002. TheStraw September 26th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Why is Swish still in the game?

  1003. NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Wow Mo… Jed Lowrie seriously.. That was close!

  1004. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Wind knocked that ball down.

  1005. BA September 26th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Whoa! That was scary.

  1006. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Why is Swisher in RF?

  1007. theREALkevin September 26th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Wow. Not good location there.

  1008. LGY September 26th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    It’s funny.

    The same people criticizing Gardner will kill him the next time he doesn’t take off on the first pitch.

    Hilarious.

  1009. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Lowrie is a Yankee killer. that probably took both the Babe and the Iron Horse to blow that back onto the field!

  1010. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Ouch, it almost looked like Swish wouldn’t get there.

  1011. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    West Coast – stay with us man. Talk about trades later. We need your energy.

  1012. NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Golson should be in there!!!!… I hate this Kalish guy!

  1013. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Big first out! Get two more.

  1014. blake September 26th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    “Why the heck is Swisher still playing?”

    Good question, you’d think Golson would be in there defensively.

  1015. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    did mo thank the wind?

  1016. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Warning track and a base hit – come on Mo.

  1017. BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    For a minute I thought why is Swisher still in there.
    He bats 2nd in the ninth if it is needed.

  1018. Faiaz September 26th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    west
    This winter? Maybe before trade deadline, if there’s a need. Lee, Crawford and Darvish are available this winter for us to see what fits best. What are you expecting to trade for? A catcher?

  1019. joeman September 26th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    # DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Joba,Cervelli & Gardner package gets you a bag of balls
    ——————————————————————
    at one time joba alone would have brought something decent back…he’s got to get himself in shape next year

  1020. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    His command is still off. That pitch got too much of the plate.

  1021. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    “Lowrie is a Yankee killer. that probably took both the Babe and the Iron Horse to blow that back onto the field!”

    :)

  1022. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    It don’t come easy

  1023. theREALkevin September 26th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Jeez, rivera really hasn’t been a sure thing lately. His location has been more inconsistent than everyones used to

  1024. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Golson should definitely be in RF.

  1025. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Multi-tasking Trish.

  1026. NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Terrible Posada.. what was that?

  1027. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    I dont believe it. A good throw gets him. He couldnt make a throw, but limp Martinez could.

  1028. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Swish is running like Buckner out there. If I’m Girardi I take him out now, might need Golson’s cannon.

  1029. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Damn…These stupid stolen bases are killing them.

  1030. BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    Alright Matt, you know it all…..

  1031. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    I have a bad feeling

  1032. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Never easy

  1033. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Negate.

  1034. CB September 26th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    “He bats 2nd in the ninth if it is needed.”

    That’s not how you play this inning up 2-1. You try to make sure it never gets to the bottom of the inning.

  1035. joeman September 26th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    not for nothing and I believe Mo is the best ever, but he’s not making it easy anymore

  1036. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Get swish out

  1037. rconn23 September 26th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Mo just hasn’t looked the same since the two inning stint in Texas.

  1038. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Where the hell are my nitroglycerin pills!

  1039. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    VMart throws out Gardner and Posada can’t even make a decent throw to 2nd base. Unreal..

  1040. Yankee44 September 26th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Mo is getting squeezed a teeny bit

  1041. BA September 26th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Told u miller was a sox lover. Bringing up Roberts name.

  1042. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    mo is getting no calls even close.

  1043. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    It isn’t supposed to be about him hitting second in the 9th.

    You make the defensive change so you can preserve the one run lead.

  1044. m September 26th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    1-0 pitch to Hall was a strike. Should be out on that swing & miss.

  1045. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    “Multi-tasking Trish.”

    :D

    “I have a bad feeling”

    I don’t.

  1046. LGY September 26th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Girardi is playing scared with the best closer in history if he is worrying about who is up in the bottom of the 9th.

  1047. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    He is getting squeezed

  1048. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    This guy is gonna steal home

  1049. Yankee44 September 26th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Strike 3 just called a ball

  1050. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    What a joke Posada is…This game is as good as tied…

  1051. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    unreal

  1052. NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    what is going on with this Kalish and letting him run rampant on the base paths

  1053. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Mariano is not getting any close calls.

  1054. Yankee44 September 26th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Hall working the 0-4 count :P

  1055. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    The ump is squeezing him again, of course.

  1056. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Mo is getting squeezed just a little…

  1057. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Stole both of those bases on Mo.

    He wasn’t even paying attention to Kalish.

  1058. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    these calls give legs to CR9s conspiracy theories.

  1059. NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Hating this ump right now

  1060. Yankee44 September 26th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Pulling the infield in is almost NEVER a good idea.

  1061. Faiaz September 26th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Cmon Mo, hurry the F up. Gotta watch Boardwalk Empire.

  1062. yanks22 September 26th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Is Mo really going to fricking blow this?

  1063. Munson Fan September 26th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Mo’s cutter doesn’t look as sharp this inning. Strange. These 2-inning saves appear to be rough on him.

  1064. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 26th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    again with the imaginary,..NOT !….squeezing of the strike zone for the Yankees….what a bunch of bullsheet !

  1065. Trevor September 26th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    :(

  1066. yanks22 September 26th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    FU Mo!

  1067. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    haha

  1068. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Why was Arod playing so close?

  1069. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Noooooooo

  1070. NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    I am going to throw up!!! Good job MO and the Yankee defense.

  1071. ChokeXOnXFailure September 26th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    This team sucks so hard. So, so, so hard.

  1072. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    The end of the world as we know it….

  1073. Yankee44 September 26th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    And there it is… pulling the infield in costs us a run. Good job Joe :P

  1074. brianlopez22 September 26th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    GREAT JOB POSADA!!!!! RETIRE!!!!!

  1075. blake September 26th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    How do you let the steal 3rd uncontested with 1 out….struck Hall out twice, but still can’t let them just run all over the place.

  1076. rconn23 September 26th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    He’s just struggling mightily out there.

  1077. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Good job Arod…

  1078. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    This team just can’t get out of it’s own way.

    Terrible.

  1079. yanks22 September 26th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Well we can’t count on Rivera anymore!

  1080. BA September 26th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Ouch!

  1081. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    the old mo is gone…..

  1082. hman23 September 26th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    And of course he gets a hit. This was on the ump. Totally squeezed him on two calls.

  1083. Bronx Jeers September 26th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    I think I’d rather watch Slauson hold guys. This is too painful.

  1084. RS September 26th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    This inning is a fail on so many levels

  1085. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Wow, Mo’s blown 3 of his last 5 chances?

  1086. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    oh well, season on the line, and the red sox stole 2nd and 3rd in the same at bat.

    Hall should have been struck out, but hey guys, the umpires werent calling things fairly for Mariano. yippppeee. hooray.

    mark sanchez scrambled for a TD and had a 3rd holding call on the drive take the TD away.

    yyipppeee.

  1087. ChokeXOnXFailure September 26th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    # Jim September 26th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Why was Arod playing so close?
    ———————————————-

    Because if it had been a soft tap to him, it would’ve kept them from scoring the run.

  1088. Faiaz September 26th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Well look at the plus side… walk-off wins are more enjoyable anyway :)

  1089. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 26th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    certainly easier to do that when you have a nice small strike zone to hit with….what a bunch of CRAP !

  1090. Ruby Tuesday September 26th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    S W E E P

  1091. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    arod gonna get number 30 in the 9th?

  1092. brianlopez22 September 26th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    PUT A TENT AROUND THIS CIRCUS!!!!!!

  1093. Yogi Mantle September 26th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Here we go.

  1094. The Other Phil September 26th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Jump jump jump!

  1095. m September 26th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Rain? Let’s go back to the last full inning. :mad:

  1096. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Hey Jeter, how about you go talk to your buddy and tell him to FO(*)(*kin hold on a runner!

  1097. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Trouble

  1098. mike10778 September 26th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Maybe the savior wants to hold the runners????

  1099. TheStraw September 26th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Posada is the worst defensive catcher.

  1100. rconn23 September 26th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    That’s on Rivera. Grestest closer or not, he didn’t do his job.

  1101. Yankee44 September 26th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    He blew this one because the ump gave Hall 3 or 4 extra strikes.

  1102. Faiaz September 26th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Really Jorge? 3 bases in one inning?

  1103. blake September 26th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    I don’t know what is going on out there.

  1104. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Mariano cant get a *********************** call to save his god damn ************ life.

  1105. NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    No reason for Arod to be playing in… This team deserves to lose tonight.. This is unacceptable here.. Mo is definately not one to fear right now.. He is just average lately.

  1106. theREALkevin September 26th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    This is ****ing embarrassing

  1107. UnKnown September 26th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Stay after lowell here

  1108. KevinP September 26th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    What a freaking joke

  1109. CB September 26th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Mo just has not looked sharp since he threw those two innings in Texas. He’s missing location far more than he was prior.

    He just doesn’t look right.

    His stuff this inning doesn’t look nearly as good as it did against Beltre that prior inning.

  1110. Faiaz September 26th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    FOUR?

  1111. Betsy September 26th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Wow, I can’t believe this. Mo is still not sharp – and he’s blown another game. Crushing.

  1112. Kuro September 26th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    WOW.

  1113. hman23 September 26th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    This is embarrassing.

  1114. beedogs September 26th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    This isn’t all bad. Just think of all the time you’ll all have in October when you’re not watching the Yankees play.

  1115. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 26th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    so now another Yankee steps up to lose the game from us. This really stinks !

  1116. blake September 26th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    How are they letting this happen!.?!

  1117. RS September 26th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Seriously…this team is a joke

  1118. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    stole 2nd and 3rd two times in the same inning.

    that’s called effort, gents.
    something our team doesnt show.

  1119. brianlopez22 September 26th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    amazing!!!!!

  1120. Trevor September 26th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    So they steal all over the place, but Gardner just stands at first 99% of the time. Great…..

  1121. ChokeXOnXFailure September 26th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    …Are you $@&%ing kidding me.

  1122. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Mo looks terrible. Posada is going to lose this game for them. What a joke he is..Bill freaking Hall steals 2 bases are you kidding me?!??!

  1123. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Mariano isn’t even looking at the baseunner.

    All four bases stolen this inning have been on him.

    They lose this game, making the playoffs is going to be an uphill battle.

  1124. tampa yankee fan September 26th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    The core four is old and done!!!! Time for changes!!!

  1125. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    This is the way the Yankees should have been running on Vmart all series

  1126. Bring in the Goose September 26th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    This would be the worst loss of the season.

  1127. BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    “Girardi is playing scared with the best closer in history if he is worrying about who is up in the bottom of the 9th.”

    Now what you say.
    Swisher has not given up anything so far and we may need his bat.

  1128. KevinP September 26th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Bill freaking Hall

  1129. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 26th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    game over…..oh well….good night

  1130. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Wow- this is just an embarrassment.

  1131. rconn23 September 26th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Rivera is about to blow the game. He can’t get outs at this point.

  1132. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Embarrassment

  1133. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    and they get the run home. effort. determination.

  1134. brianlopez22 September 26th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    worst team in the majors!

  1135. TheStraw September 26th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Just. Wow.

  1136. Katie6542 September 26th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Wow, is this really happening?!?

  1137. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    wow…. this is a terrible sign.

  1138. KevinP September 26th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Now we need another bloop and a blast. Even if we win this, there is no joy, only relief.

  1139. yanks22 September 26th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    This team is f@cking pathetic!

  1140. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    the sox are showing so much heart. IF they win tonight, is there any doubt in your mind that they will take 3 of four from the chi sox if not sweep?

  1141. BA September 26th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Absolutely crushing!

  1142. Betsy September 26th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    You’ve got to be kidding me…………..

  1143. PittsburghYankeeFan September 26th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    I officially have seen it all.

  1144. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    EPIC

  1145. Yogi Mantle September 26th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    And there goes the ball game.

  1146. theREALkevin September 26th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Hahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahha did anyone see jorges throw to third on hall??? Hahahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahah

  1147. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    I have no words for this embarrassment. As much as i hate to say it, Mariano has killed us down the stretch.

  1148. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    This is why Girardi is a lousy manager and was thoroughly out managed by Francona.

    1. Francona thinking of extra innings sticks with Dice-K, meaning his entire bullpen is rested and available right now. Hello Papplebon in the 9th.

    2. Girardi uses Robertson, Wood and Mo and we have little left.

    3. Girardi runs Gardner when the world knew it.

    4. Francona embarrasses us and Posada by running circles around us. Not one pitch out.

  1149. Yankeefran September 26th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Having trouble believing this is actually happening.

  1150. BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Posada basically gave up he lead with is bad throws.

  1151. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    oh fxxk, I thought Vic is bad

  1152. The Other Phil September 26th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    # Bring in the Goose September 26th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    This would be the worst loss of the season.
    =======

    Worse than the last worst loss of the season and until the next worst loss of the season…

  1153. beedogs September 26th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    This team is PATHETIC.

  1154. blake September 26th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Rivera has cost the Yankees 3 games in the last couple weeks. Hate to say it, but its true.

  1155. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Why even have a catcher behind the plate?!?!? Posada is embarrassing. He can’t even make a decent throw to get old man Hall.

  1156. rconn23 September 26th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Game over. Season over.

  1157. KevinP September 26th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Now we need another bloop & blast. Even if we win this, there is no joy, only relief.

  1158. Brock September 26th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    There is no excuse for what just happened.

  1159. 38HotDogs September 26th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Shaping up to be the worst loss of the year – Mo has sucked since Texas and Posada is done behind the plate

  1160. lil m September 26th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Golly – they’re really not making it easy . . . everything that can go wrong . . . Not much confidence in a walk off win either. I never, ever question Mo, but is there something off or is it just rust?

  1161. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Oh well. Game is not over. But this is pitiful.

    And the HP umpire did Mariano no favors. Cheated all inning long, folks. Time to start looking at facts and stop sweeping them under the red rug.

  1162. RSM September 26th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    This is embarrassing now.

    And Posada should just turn around and deck the home plate umpire.

  1163. KevinP September 26th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Now we need another b& b. Even if we win this, there is no joy, only relief.

  1164. mike10778 September 26th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Yankees look lazy. Mo cant hold a runner, posada cant throw the ball…..

    Ouch/.

  1165. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    This must be what it’s like to root for the Mets

  1166. RYUKINGDOM September 26th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Who’s surprised? Yankees being up 3-0 in the AL Championship, AZ.

  1167. Yankee44 September 26th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    I still love the Yanks, but they’ve been damn brutal to watch for most of September.

  1168. NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    worst half inning of baseball I have ever seen.. No care in the world for the guy on base and the Sox are going to steal a win literally and this Yankee team deserves to lose.. This is absolutely pathetic baseball and an embarassment to the Yankee fan base!

  1169. Ace September 26th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Y is he in for 4 outs? He’s not a 2 inn pitcher anymore

  1170. Yankeefran September 26th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Deflating

  1171. Faiaz September 26th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Well at least the Sox play in a game that feels like it’s the postseason. Good for them.

  1172. Niblick September 26th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    2010 Yanks – meet the 1964 Phillies.

    This may go down as the biggest choke of all time. Makes 2001 and 2004 look like good efforts.

  1173. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 26th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    cue the BoSux idiots, I am gone, this Yankees team has nothing ready for any playoffs they may bump into by default. Nice job of getting swept at home by a piss poor BoSux NON PLAYOFF team….this next week is gonna s*ck !

  1174. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Need two runs or so begins panic time

  1175. brianlopez22 September 26th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    We will have the biggest 2 chokes in the history of the majors.

    2004 AND…

    2010, 7.5 game lead with 9 games to play.

  1176. Yogi Mantle September 26th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    All because they can’t throw runners out. The Sux can’t either, except when the Yankees try it.

  1177. mike10778 September 26th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Hahahahahahahaha—–keep blaming the umps. Its been the ump’s fault every single time. Should have called all those SBs out…

  1178. Chambliss September 26th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    That is truly devastating. Sox have a lot of hopemrightnnow. Disgusting.

  1179. yanks22 September 26th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Well Mo is officially done!

  1180. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Let’s face it. Mo is 40 and no one fears him anymore. He’s not the Mo of old. Neither is Jeter. It’s a reality Yankee fans. It’s a reality.

  1181. Gehrig27 September 26th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Oh well, once they are eliminated I won’t care.

    Girardi’s moves aren’t working and Posada has been exposed….

  1182. jacksquat September 26th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Hate to say it, but this one is entirely on Mo. :(

  1183. igotid88 September 26th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    I don’t remember Mariano blowing this many saves in this short of a span.

  1184. The Other Phil September 26th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Jump jump jump jump jump jump jump!

  1185. Don September 26th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    You can’t blame Girardi for this game.

  1186. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    This one is on Mo.

    I don’t see Posada have much chance to throw out the runner

  1187. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    there is an excuse for what just happened….even though MO couldnt bother to hold anyone on, the umpire cheated him. Plain and simple.

    He didnt get one SIMPLE call all inning long. He basically had to throw it right down the middle to get a call. Not the Hall of Famer Dice-K though.

  1188. yankeenate September 26th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Thank you Rivera! Not because you gave up hits, runs, and blew a save b/c that happens. Because you allowed 4 SBs….You’ve got to be better than that.

  1189. yankeenate September 26th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Thank you Rivera! Not because you gave up hits, runs, and blew a save b/c that happens. Because you allowed 4 SBs….You’ve got to be better than that.

  1190. CB September 26th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Those stolen bases were 90% on Rivera. He didn’t check the runners at all in any way.

    Teams don’t steal second and third like that – with slow runners like Bill Hall – unless their scouting report says the pitcher loses contact with the runners.

  1191. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Was that a fine mist or midge bugs in the air? I can’t tell the difference.

  1192. PittsburghYankeeFan September 26th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    I have seen it all.

  1193. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    If they lose tonight, they better pray the White Sox win 3 in Boston.

    It’s the only way they are making the playoffs because this team looks cooked in every way.

    Mariano didn’t pay any attention to the baserunners in that inning and paid the price.

  1194. NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Mo is aging right before our eyes over the last month.. He has got to be held responsible for some of his play.. he always gets a pass, but not this time.

  1195. tampayank September 26th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Welp that felt like 2004

  1196. TheStraw September 26th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    I fear the old Mo is finally gone forever. And this is coming from someone who thinks he is the greatest pitcher of all time.

  1197. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    watch arod hit number 30 in the 9th

  1198. UnKnown September 26th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Hate it when Mo tries for the 4 out save.

    Well wind blowing in means we need to string some solid hits together.

  1199. Betsy September 26th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Mo is my favorite, but he’s blown huge games for us lately. I hope this is not the beginning of the end…………..I won’t even go there. Deflating…………..I can’t even get upset actually as I’m sort of stunned.

  1200. blake September 26th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    I don’t have a problem giving up hits…that happens, but you can’t let the opposing team steal their way into scoring position and then to 3rd twice in a row with 1 out. That’s just incredible……I’m speechless.

  1201. LeTHuL27 September 26th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Assuming we tie, who do we have to pitch the 10th? better NOT be Gaudin, I say bring in Vasquez.

  1202. joeman September 26th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    lets see what Jeter can do

  1203. stuart a September 26th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    cool girardislady gaudin can pitch the 10th.

    what a bad loss in a month of bad losses.

    jeez

  1204. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Blown save and loss for Papelbon?

  1205. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    I understand a fast runner stealing but Bill freaking Hall are you kidding me?? He didn’t even get a good jump to 2nd base and the throw to 3rd was dreadful. This inning is on Posada being a joke behind the plate but Mo looked terrible. I wonder if he even has anything left for the play offs.

  1206. UpState September 26th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    …and exactly when did Posada actually throw out a runner ???

  1207. MoRings42 September 26th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    This would be worse than 04, if they blow this season. This is unacceptable.

    WIN!!

  1208. cs in la September 26th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Wow, I’m shocked. The Yankees aren’t making the playoffs- and will lose it in Boston next weekend. Just watch, it’ll be fate. Or…they clinch in Boston next weekend and are too beat up to win a playoff game. Man, what a way to go.

  1209. Niblick September 26th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    This is now Mo’s worst season ever, in terms of save percentage.

  1210. Yogi Mantle September 26th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    The ump had better squeeze Pimplebutt like he did Mo.

  1211. Matt September 26th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    If they lose this game it is definitely time to start panicking.

    That was just a pathetic job by a team that mentally did not keep their heads in the game yet again. The manager’s strategy of resting guys has taken his players physically and mentally off the field, and it’s costing him big time.

  1212. Chambliss September 26th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Posadas second throw to third bounced halfway there. Wow

  1213. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    actually I still see they can make the playoff even if they lose this game.
    Because ChiSox is not as bad as Yanks, period!

  1214. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    I can’t believe that just happened.

  1215. hman23 September 26th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Anytime Bill Hall steals two in an inning (after the runner before did the same friggin’ thing!) is about as bad as it can possibly get.

    Did not help that Mo through about five strikes to Hall

  1216. RS September 26th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    groundout, strikeout, flyout this inning?

  1217. Brock September 26th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Those bases were stolen off Mo. Jorge is not good back there, but this one is all on Mo.

  1218. brianlopez22 September 26th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Its 75% Mo, but more importantly, POSADA can’t throw anybody out, EVER!

    He is old and slow and needs to remove himself from catching duties immediately!!!

  1219. rconn23 September 26th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    That inning is on Rivera. He didn’t get outs against the bottom of the order. Simple as that.

  1220. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    If the Yankees make the playoffs, it’s a good thing that Francona exposed this weakness in the regular season. He knew that Mo wasn’t going to give up a hit so his best bet was to steal bases. It was a genius strategy and now that it’s exposed hopefully Mo will fix it.

  1221. Nobody Is Perfect September 26th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Maybe Mo should retire. He’s turned into Brad Lidge.

  1222. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    im not even angry right now. im disheartened, saddened, most of all because nobody sees what just happened to MO. That he couldnt bother to get 1 call in his favor.

  1223. RadioKev September 26th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Make or Break time.

  1224. BA September 26th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    This game is exactly why I have been saying for a month that playing in the playoffs is not a certainty. The Yankees have pissed away sooooo many games this year (not getting guy home with no outs, pitching Gaudin instead of DRob, etc etc). Meanwhile the redsux have been winning gritty games with bill hall, AAA guys, etc etc.

    Ultimate frustration!

  1225. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Typically we can get to Papeldone. But what’s typical these days…

    :(

  1226. lil m September 26th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Is it possible he’s injured? Because that just doesn’t seem like Mo.

  1227. The Other Phil September 26th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    I’m glad you all think the season is over and they won’t win anymore games. It’ll save me all of your “MY LIFE IS OVER! THIS TEAM SUXXX!1!1!” posts…

  1228. Betsy September 26th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    I feel like I can’t trust Mo anymore and that’s a devastating feeling. The offense did squat, but they still had the lead when they gave the ball to Mo. He’s usually so aware, so baseball smart.

  1229. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    This sucks

  1230. theREALkevin September 26th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    This would be one of the most embarrassing losses for the yankees I’ve ever seen. On par with 2004 almost. That sequence there with the steals, that was utter little league. Jesus almighty. I’ve never felt so helpless watching this team than last inning. That was truly sad.

  1231. CB September 26th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Make Papelbon throw strikes in the rain

  1232. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Let’s see what $50 million gets you.

  1233. cs in la September 26th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Whats wrong with Mo? He’s rested…so what can it be?

  1234. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    At least the weather is nice

  1235. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    swings at ball one

  1236. Niblick September 26th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Let’s see if it takes the Yanks more than 5 pitches to lose this.

  1237. RSM September 26th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    How on earth do you allow TWO runners in a row to steal 1st to 3rd…
    Just frigging embarrassing.

  1238. Bronx Jeers September 26th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Maybe the 2000 Yankees would have closed it out. :wink:

    Come on bats! This guys sucks now so it’s possible.

  1239. blake September 26th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Just get it to Arod…..that’s their best chance.

  1240. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Yogi Mantle – Dream on. The ump aint squeezin Pap. We’ll have to earn this on our own merits.

  1241. UnKnown September 26th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Hopefully Swish can stick it this inning. He is still in there.

  1242. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Age cs age.

  1243. Yankee44 September 26th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    # Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    watch arod hit number 30 in the 9th

    I hope you’re right :)

  1244. Carlo September 26th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Team is really clicking on all cylanders when it counts late. I am really enthusiastic about our chances to make this season special. Everyone looks so crisp and sharp, from the starters to the closer to the brilliant offense. So smooth and money.

  1245. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Spanked

  1246. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Jeter with an unJeterian AB

  1247. Ace September 26th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Jeter n his 330 obp doing it again

  1248. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Jeter 0-4. Way to get on base Captain.

  1249. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    I said it before and I will say it again whenever Girardi brings Mo into the 8th it usually back fires. He was fine for the 8th but had nothing in the 9th. At 40 years old he is not a 2 inning pitcher. Most of it was obviously Posada’s fault but he got way too much of the plate to the guys that reached base and Lowrie just missed a homerun.

  1250. NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Jeter hits the ball on the ground 90% of the time and decides to flyout when we need him on base…

  1251. cs in la September 26th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    totally deflated.

  1252. Betsy September 26th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    I have serious doubts about the playoffs now. Are they going into Toronto and taking 2/3? With the way they played? the way they are hitting? Even Mo spacing out?

  1253. BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Once again Alex to the rescue…..

    Amazing that folks did not blame the flameout on Girardi.

  1254. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    4.5 games back after tonight. Yanks get swept in boston.. so thats1.5.

    Better hope to win 2 in canada.

  1255. Niblick September 26th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Ha – Arod won’t even have a chance to hit.

  1256. lil m September 26th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Unless Alex is due up in this inning, they’re not coming back. I’d be delighted to be wrong, but nothing I’ve seen so far suggests otherwise.

  1257. CB September 26th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    “Is it possible he’s injured? Because that just doesn’t seem like Mo.”

    I think it was that two inning stint in the heat of Texas. He hasn’t been the same since. Girardi pushed him hard that game and he hasn’t looked the same.

    I don’t think his arm is right.

    Just look at how his stuff decayed from that Beltre at bat to the hitters he faced in the 9th.

  1258. RYUKINGDOM September 26th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Go ahead and get ready for your commercials, Mr K aptain.

  1259. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    I am pissed

  1260. NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    A loss here may doom this team.. This is heartbreaking!

  1261. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    This is what all those games in July and August gets you, when Girardi played a AAA team to rest people. How quickly we forget.

  1262. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Good lord, thank you Joe Morgan for what you just said.

  1263. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    good news for the yankees: AJ PITCHES TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!

  1264. The Other Phil September 26th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    # NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Jeter hits the ball on the ground 90% of the time and decides to flyout when we need him on base…

    =========

    Because he can dictate where the ball will go…

  1265. UpState September 26th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Amazing that Jeter didn’t hit his typical GROUNDOUT.
    A pop out is good for him lately.
    When was the last time he hit a legitimate line drive ?

  1266. Brock September 26th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    This team should have clinched a playoff spot one week ago. The whole rest everybody strategy is looking worse and worse each day.

  1267. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Arod looks like he’s still thinking about that missed ground ball

  1268. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Well, I fully expected that 2-0 count to be called a strike. But it was fair.

  1269. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Ump has not called that a strike all game

  1270. Bryan September 26th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Rivera is a 1 inning pitcher TOPS

    Thanks Joe G

  1271. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    I am pretty sure Sux will show their true color when they play ChiSox.
    oh boy, Yanks are bad right now, very bad.

  1272. UnKnown September 26th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    pr here obviously if he reaches

  1273. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    It doesn’t matter what happens this week they will have nothing for the play offs. They will use all of their energy just to get to the play offs and then get beat by the Twins.

  1274. yanks22 September 26th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Jeter sucks too!

  1275. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Not a strike!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    There it is, folks!!!!!!!!!!!! OPEN YOUR EYES!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1276. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    the fix is in with the ump, that was ball 4. He squeezed the hell out of MO

  1277. cs in la September 26th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Clutch, he threw 8 pitches in the 8th. He cant be tired. Must have lost focus between innings.

  1278. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 26th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    see….how the hell is that a strike ????

  1279. Niblick September 26th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Silver lining: Joe G. may be closer to the door, after this monumental collapse.

  1280. BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    It almost like the baseball gods want to torture the tortured even more.

  1281. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Swish!

  1282. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    tex hit on off paps the other day no?

  1283. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    We got our shot with the big bats now.

  1284. blake September 26th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    I guess that’s why they left Swisher in…

  1285. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    can they fxxking steal here?

  1286. Trevor September 26th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Come on Mark.

  1287. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Okay….can still win this..

  1288. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    a double play would be so fitting right now.

  1289. Betsy September 26th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Thanks, Girardi……………..but I don’t want to completely blame it on that. Mo is older -that’s just the truth. It happens to everyone and maybe it’s happening to him now. That will be the story of the game, but the Yankees did nothing offensively. If they miss the playoffs, it will be the greatest collapse in history and I wonder who will survive it. Joe won’t. Will Cash?

  1290. NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    # NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Jeter hits the ball on the ground 90% of the time and decides to flyout when we need him on base…

    =========

    Because he can dictate where the ball will go…

    ———————————

    Yes, but when you swing at a pitch up in the zone.. you will flyout!

  1291. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    I just became the biggest Ozzie Guillen fan in the world.

  1292. Chambliss September 26th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Ball fournto swish. Low and out

  1293. theREALkevin September 26th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Not over yet. Papelbon has been very mediocre this year. Far from over.

  1294. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Should Nunez steal? Or will Girardi wait for a HR?

  1295. cs in la September 26th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    So, lets steal a base. Tex hit a home run. Please.

  1296. Bryan September 26th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    What Golson just stand there and Tex hit a DP

  1297. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Let me guess Nunez won’t try and steal and then a Tex dp.

  1298. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    It’s time for Teixeira to break out in a big meaningful way!

  1299. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Tex needs to HR

  1300. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    they just need the bomb.

  1301. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    I’d like to think the baseball gods set it up this way to embarrass Papeldone for his bravado about being the best closer in the game, or whatever he said…

  1302. RS September 26th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Mo and Posada are both to blame. You’d think after the first, second, or maybe third stolen base Posada could have made a trip to the mound to give Mo a breather and remind him to check the runners. Both players are veterans who should have known better that inning.

  1303. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Well, now they are in a race to make the post-season.

    All entirely avoidable but, that’s water under the bridge now.

    The way this team is playing now, winning 3 games this week is unlikely.

    Meaning, everybody better hope the White Sox show up this week.

    All the mistakes they have made this month have come back to bite them.

    Now we find out if this team has anything left in the tank this week.

  1304. Bryan September 26th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Watch*

  1305. Bronx Jeers September 26th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Mo looks sad.

    That makes me sad.

  1306. m September 26th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Why no Golson for Swisher?

  1307. subwaygirl September 26th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Papelbom with that stupid hallowe’en mouth of his.

  1308. BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Girardi is a genius.
    He went against the conventional wisdom and kept Swish in the game.
    Before people complain, Swisher did not do any defensive harm in the top of 91th.

  1309. Munson Fan September 26th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Steal the friggin’ bag!!!!!!!

  1310. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    We really really need a big hit

  1311. hman23 September 26th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Of course, we are not going to steal on V-Mart.

  1312. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    pretty sad we have to have another team get us into the playoffs. We wont win the wild card.. the white sox will have to win it for us.

  1313. NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    how come the Yanks don’t run rampant on VMart?

  1314. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    so there’s no way they pitch out here so why not go, barring a PO Vmart can’t throw anyone out

  1315. RS September 26th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Any chance Nunez stills second and third? Probably not because the Yankees will just wait for Tex or Arod to hit a bomb

  1316. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 26th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    teasing us now…..i hate this

  1317. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Boston steals 4 bases and Nunez doesn’t even run. What are you waiting for??

  1318. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    how come the Yanks don’t run rampant on VMart?

    -

    because Joe G has turned into Joe T. Waiting for the HR

  1319. rconn23 September 26th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Bad at bat by Tex.

  1320. Niblick September 26th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    I think this team has mailed it in ever since Cashman all but conceded to the press that they were going for the Wild Card instead of the division title.

  1321. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    shocked that wasnt called

  1322. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    That outside corner is not being called

  1323. UpState September 26th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Kinda like what WCYF said before —
    :
    …and all those piss-poor losses in May/June that almost everyone here kept saying:

    ” it doesn’t matter – it’s a long season”

    Well – we really needed those “throw away’ games – didn’t we ????

  1324. Chambliss September 26th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Where is godson?

  1325. Tennore September 26th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    This September has been brutal. What happened?? Is this the same team as last year, it sure doesn’t seem like it?

  1326. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Teixeira!

  1327. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    at least we have the right guy up…

  1328. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    don’t DP, Mr.A-Rod

  1329. Trevor September 26th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Come on Alex.

  1330. The Other Phil September 26th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    rconn23 September 26th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Bad at bat by Tex

    ===

    Terrible.

  1331. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    We’re still in there guys

  1332. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    A-Rod and Cano….man oh man.

  1333. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Nice hit but if Nunez ran earlier he would be on 3rd base now.

  1334. Faiaz September 26th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    I’ll go with a Cano walk-off.

  1335. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Man, how many times can this team ask A-Rod to bail them out? Lets go A-Rod!

  1336. m September 26th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Anything but a GIDP.

  1337. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    a walkoff could be what this teams needs to wake up and go on a tear.

  1338. CB September 26th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    They didn’t run Nunez because they wanted to give Alex an at bat.

  1339. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    It’s time for Rodriguez to do what he does best!

  1340. BA September 26th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    He cannot possibly do it again, can he?

  1341. Niblick September 26th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Without Matsui, Damon, et al, it is nothing like the same team as last year.

  1342. Kuro September 26th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Good job not stealing the base. Didn’t need a runner in scoring position anyways.

  1343. Bryan September 26th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    should be 1st and 3rd but they had Nunez stand on first against one of the worst defensive catchers in the game

  1344. Brock September 26th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    If A-rod doesn’t come through, this is going to be a long week.

  1345. Benny Blanco September 26th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    arod going for 30th?

  1346. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Clutch you cant chance him getting thrown out.

  1347. NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Do not let Rob Thompson ruin this game for us.. Let’s go Arod.. AGAIN!!

  1348. Mike in Chicago September 26th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Who wants pie?

  1349. Bronx Jeers September 26th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Arod walk to the plate music

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i5vL8lgNEBA

  1350. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Go Arod!! Please no dp…

  1351. UnKnown September 26th, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Just a single here AL stay within yourself

  1352. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    You buy yourself 2 shots at it.

  1353. 38HotDogs September 26th, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    For all the ragging everyone does on VMart’s arm, I don’t see 4 bags being swiped against him this inning. Posada is done as a catcher

  1354. Faiaz September 26th, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    No DP. PLEASE

  1355. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Steal 3rd

  1356. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    why don’t I hear “There goes Nunez!???”

  1357. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 26th, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    4 stolen bases, a single and a flyout and this team shows just how “out of it” they have become because of the “decision” to get “healthy” for playoffs that have not even been assured. 5 game losing streak, unless PapelPug can keep s*cking…

  1358. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    VMart is 1 million times worse than Posaada why arent they running on him??

  1359. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    about time

  1360. The Other Phil September 26th, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    # Niblick September 26th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Without Matsui, Damon, et al, it is nothing like the same team as last year.

    ========

    Because the Angels and Tigers are going places…

  1361. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    That was too close!!

  1362. RS September 26th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Thank you Nunez!

  1363. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    ok, fly out would be good enough

  1364. Bronx Jeers September 26th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    That was wild.

  1365. BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    “The way this team is playing now, winning 3 games this week is unlikely”

    That is as good a prediction as the now wins on the road trip.
    Any way as you wrote earlier, it does not matter what any one of us write here.

  1366. blake September 26th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Risky….it worked but risky.

  1367. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Like I said steal 3rd

  1368. Yankeefran September 26th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Alex, we need more heroics. I know you have it in you!

  1369. Bryan September 26th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    You steal 3rd and not 2nd…. is Joe G DRUNK!!

  1370. Chambliss September 26th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Ump is getting worse

  1371. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    niceeeee

  1372. BA September 26th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Got to at least get the sac fly.

  1373. yanks22 September 26th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Almost killed Arod but safe!

  1374. Munson Fan September 26th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Tex still stuck at first???

  1375. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 26th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    holy sheet….we stole a base ?

  1376. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Nunez is lucky. I thought he was out there.. Come on Arod sac fly!!

  1377. Brock September 26th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Gotta avoid the double play!

  1378. UnKnown September 26th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Keep it the bleep off the ground.

  1379. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    THANK YOU GOD IN HEAVEN! THANK YOU ABRAHAM.

    Abraham. The faith of Abraham.

    I’m getting a little choked up. I’m feeling hopeful…

  1380. GreenBeret7 September 26th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Helpful steal by Nunez, but, not really the smartest play

  1381. BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Girardi showed guts there.
    He got his mojo back :)

  1382. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    can’t believe Teix didn’t follow

  1383. CB September 26th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Alex is ahead. He’ll get a fastball most likely.

  1384. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    arod is being very patient. waiting for THE pitch

  1385. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    I can’t type

  1386. UnKnown September 26th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Yankees with less than 2 outs and runner at 3rd. Gotta do what they havent been able to all month.

  1387. The Other Phil September 26th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Joy. God squad has arrived.

  1388. blake September 26th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    That was low.

  1389. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Tense

  1390. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 26th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    finally….papelpug get squeezed !

  1391. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    I am surprised Girardi isn’t running for Tex here

  1392. hman23 September 26th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    This ump sucks

  1393. Munson Fan September 26th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Everything is down….trying badly for the DP

  1394. BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Homerun will be great, but I will settle for a fly ball.

  1395. Yankee44 September 26th, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    The strike zone has magically become an inch or two wider this inning

  1396. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    One heck of a game

  1397. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 26th, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    not on that one though////FUDGE !

  1398. Chambliss September 26th, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    Finally someone on this team with some balls

  1399. blake September 26th, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    Somewhere in the outfield Alex….

  1400. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    Curve/ slider

  1401. Bryan September 26th, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    now you pinch run??

  1402. m September 26th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Ray Romano to pinch run.

  1403. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Why didnt Girardi do that earlier in the count? He thinks of things too late.

  1404. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Rodriguez!

  1405. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    ok…. it’s cano time

  1406. Betsy September 26th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Wow, that was close………..

  1407. The Other Phil September 26th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    # m September 26th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Ray Romano to pinch run.
    ====

    Ha! Never noticed that before!

  1408. Faiaz September 26th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Walkoff right here, Cano will get it done.

  1409. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Lets go robbie!

  1410. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    well, cano this is your chance to prove that your a MVP.

  1411. RS September 26th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Alright Cano, let’s do this. This could be an MVP clincher

  1412. yanks22 September 26th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    ROBBIE!

  1413. UnKnown September 26th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    What a Hold by AL. Unreal

  1414. m September 26th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Lord! We’ve gotten a couple of breaks.

  1415. BA September 26th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    MVP MVP MVP

  1416. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Well, if Cano wants any votes for MVP, here’s the time to get some.

  1417. blake September 26th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Man thats a tough take there by Alex….good AB. Come on Robbie.

  1418. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    It’s time for Cano to win the ballgame!

  1419. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Close…almost a swing..great take

  1420. Benny Blanco September 26th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    If cano swings at the first pitch… I will toss my laptop through the window.

  1421. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 26th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    why is the runner coming in NOW ?….did Girardi just figure out Tex has no wheels ?,,,,,IDIOT !

  1422. Ruby Tuesday September 26th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    GIDP coming up. :(

  1423. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Cano, single would be wonderful here

  1424. Betsy September 26th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Oh god, please no DP

  1425. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    shallow pop up coming?

  1426. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    One helluva take by Arod.

  1427. BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Cano should hit a grand slam and seal the deal for MVP.

  1428. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Great at bat by Arod. Hopefully Cano isn’t too over aggressive here. When he is it’s usually a dp.

  1429. CB September 26th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Papelbon is a two pitch pitcher – fastball and splitter. In that at bat he went with his third pitch.

    That’s how much he didn’t want Alex to beat him.

    Come on Robbi.

  1430. theREALkevin September 26th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Alex has been pitched around lately to get to cano. He’s gotta step up here.

  1431. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Let’s go Cano

  1432. Bronx Jeers September 26th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Alex is just an ice cold killer at the plate in this super big game here.

  1433. NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    I can’t believe this situation here.. I almost can’t watch.. Robbie Cano time!!!!

  1434. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    :)

    Okay. Just wow.

    Guess what? Papeldone just got jobbed.

    Justice finally.

    Who better to deserve to get a winning hit than Robby.

  1435. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    this may be for cano’s chance at mvp.

  1436. joeman September 26th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    man if K Zone is right

  1437. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    absolutely no DP

  1438. m September 26th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Sorry Robi, but I’m hoping for a HBP here. ;)

  1439. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 26th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    SO Glad the Ump sucks for PapelPukeFace, too !

  1440. hman23 September 26th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Be patient

  1441. blake September 26th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Make him throw strikes here…nowhere to put you.

  1442. Brock September 26th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Time for cano to convince some MVP voters.

  1443. Bryan September 26th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    stay calm Cano

  1444. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    take one pitch?

  1445. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Push that run across

  1446. rconn23 September 26th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Cano has been hacking lately. You just hope he can come out of it here. Be disciplined.

  1447. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    was that a MVP chant?

  1448. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Cano please be patient…

  1449. RadioKev September 26th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Well, this is pretty epic.

  1450. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    It would be cool it ‘Done walked in a run

  1451. CB September 26th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Papelbon not wanting to throw his four seamer.

  1452. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    take a strike now?

  1453. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    yeah, be patient

  1454. Tar September 26th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    “One helluva take by Arod.”

    yeah. Shows a lot of confidence in Robbie

  1455. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Good take, be patient….

  1456. Betsy September 26th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Patience, Robby!

  1457. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    “was that a MVP chant?”

    It was!

  1458. blake September 26th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Better be your pitch here to swing.

  1459. Faiaz September 26th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Faiaz September 26th, 2010 at 11:03 pm(when 99% of “fans” accepted a loss for today)

    Well look at the plus side… walk-off wins are more enjoyable anyway :)

    Faiaz September 26th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    I’ll go with a Cano walk-off.

  1460. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Cano!

  1461. UpState September 26th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    That’s being CLUTCH !!!
    Thank You, Robbie !!!

  1462. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    wow!!!

  1463. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    mvp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1464. Betsy September 26th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Yes!!!

  1465. yanks22 September 26th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    CANO!!!!!!!!

  1466. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Nice job Cano. This game is going 18 innings.

  1467. m September 26th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Good hold there by the 3B coach.

  1468. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    OH

    MY

    GOD!!!!!

  1469. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Nice, now let’s end it

  1470. Bryan September 26th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    why hold him WTF

  1471. BA September 26th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Held?

  1472. Mike in Chicago September 26th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Who wants pie?!?!

  1473. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    OK, Posada, deep flyout would be GOOD!!!

  1474. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    thought that was a dp play at first

  1475. blake September 26th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Robbie comes through ….man that was nearly a DP.

  1476. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    It’s time for Posada to win the ballgame!

  1477. igotid88 September 26th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Ca-Yes

  1478. TheStraw September 26th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Robbie! Now let’s end this!

  1479. igotid88 September 26th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Ca-Yes

  1480. UnKnown September 26th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Wow I thought that was right as lowrie.

  1481. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Huge hit for Cano.

    Jorge needs to get this ball in the air.

  1482. CB September 26th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    That at bat encompassed everything about Robbi Cano’s growth as a hitter and as a true superstar.

    He forced Papelbon to throw the pitch that Papelbon didn’t want to throw to either him or Alex.

  1483. Bryan September 26th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Fly ball

  1484. Faiaz September 26th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Cmon yall, didn’t we already lose this game like 30 mins ago? Why so excited?

  1485. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    No DP

  1486. Betsy September 26th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    Can we just get a sac fly?

  1487. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    told you, no DP from CANO!!!!

  1488. m September 26th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    We want piiiiiiiiii!!!!!!!

  1489. UpState September 26th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Just get the damn ball in the outfield !!!

  1490. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Go Cano!!!! Posada has to score this run from 3rd otherwise it’s Joba in the 10th. But Posada is a huge dp possibility.

  1491. Faiaz September 26th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Jorge make up for the FOUR SBs

  1492. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    This was lined up by the baseball gods. I have to believe that.

  1493. igotid88 September 26th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    @trisha

    You’re welcome

  1494. Kuro September 26th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Posada scares the daylights out of me in this situation. Scares. The. Daylights.

  1495. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    everyone who got on base this innings deserves a pie

  1496. hman23 September 26th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    in the air!!!!!

  1497. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Go Posada!!!

  1498. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Ball two

  1499. BA September 26th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Need that elusive sac fly

  1500. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    igotid, what did I miss?

  1501. blake September 26th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Fly ball Jorge….I’m a little surprised they held Pena with it being wet.

  1502. Betsy September 26th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    What on earth was Jorge swinging at?

  1503. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    very bad chase here, Posada.

    why fxxking chase that?

  1504. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    cano needs to cheat at first. They aren’t holding him, the only chance they have is for him to take out the SS.

  1505. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Chased it! Should be 2-0.

  1506. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Bad

  1507. BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    A-Rod really amazes me.
    He never tries to do too much, still hits lot of homeruns.
    His walk was critical for Cano to get a good pitch to hit.

  1508. NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Not a good swing Jorge

  1509. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Damn Posada it should be 2-0. Be patient…

  1510. Betsy September 26th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Jorge looking awful up there

  1511. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    K coming

  1512. BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Flyball please

  1513. UnKnown September 26th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Maybe a pie for Puma coming.

  1514. rconn23 September 26th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    What a great at bat by Cano. Just superb. That wouldn’t have happened last year. Different approach. More disciplined hitter.

  1515. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    a damn fly ball!!!!!!!!!!

  1516. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Tough takes

  1517. hman23 September 26th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    wow. bad call there.

  1518. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    I would be glad if no DP here

  1519. CB September 26th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Papelbon’s pitch count running up. Becomes less effective past 20 pitches.

  1520. jackamir September 26th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Sado looks old.

  1521. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Posada will probably strike out or hit into a dp. He doesn’t look good.

  1522. NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    just think in a couple years a beast named Montero will be hammering HR at the catcher position.

  1523. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Igotid -

    I just gotid!!!

    :)

  1524. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Time for Lance to earn his pinstripes.

  1525. hman23 September 26th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    awful.

  1526. Trevor September 26th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    BOOOOOOOO!

    Come on Lance.

  1527. TheStraw September 26th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Ugh.

  1528. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    well, berkman can finally earn his stripes and get the pie.

  1529. Niblick September 26th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Jorge’s having a super inning, isn’t he?

  1530. Betsy September 26th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Wow, what a pathetic at bat by Jorge………………gross.

  1531. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Will they leave the bases loaded again!?

  1532. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Posada’s AB is very POOR, just bad.

  1533. blake September 26th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Come on Berkman.

  1534. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    damn it

  1535. NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    unbelieveable Jorge..

  1536. brianlopez22 September 26th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Posada SUCKS!!!!

  1537. BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Berkman will be a hero if he gets a hit.

  1538. CB September 26th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Posada did what Alex and Robbi refused to – he got himself out.

  1539. BA September 26th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Why is the sac fly so hard to come by for this team?

  1540. ChokeXOnXFailure September 26th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Two swings on pitches no where near the zone.

    How much longer until he retires?

  1541. Faiaz September 26th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Fat Elvis loveeeeeeeees pie

  1542. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Told you

  1543. Yankee44 September 26th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Jorge just flailing up there

  1544. GoYanks September 26th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Strike out is better than a DP.

    Come on Lance – go get some pie!!!

  1545. NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    all we need is a BB

  1546. RSM September 26th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    The last time I was this anxious watching a game was 2003 ALCS.

  1547. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    wait for your pitch and hammer it.

  1548. UpState September 26th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    40 year old catcher who can’t throw out anyone……sad swings too….big nothing !

  1549. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Berkman’s time to become “a real Yankee”

    :)

  1550. Betsy September 26th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    This team just can’t do the little things…………………..boy, I’m disappointed in Jorge.

  1551. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 26th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    clutch AB Jorge, MAN not even a sac fly or put the ball in play AT ALL ????

  1552. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Exactly what I just said, terrible at bat by Posada. He chased 2 pitches. Now most likely Joba meatballs in the 10 inning. Too bad Girardi used everyone up.

  1553. tampayank September 26th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    This sequence reminds me how easy of an out Jeter has become

  1554. yanks22 September 26th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Crap Berkman!

  1555. CB September 26th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Papelbon really missing spots now.

  1556. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Berkman needs a Wade Boggs circa 1996 walk here.

  1557. Niblick September 26th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Don’t take the bat off your shoulder, Berky.

  1558. hman23 September 26th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Inning to forget for Jorge

  1559. blake September 26th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Take here unless its right down the middle.

  1560. igotid88 September 26th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Have to win this now. Tex and swish are out of the game. And our best bullpen guys have been used.

  1561. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Walk

  1562. BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Walk will do too…
    And Berkman is very patient.

  1563. Bronx Jeers September 26th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Walk off walk.

  1564. rconn23 September 26th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Not a game Jorge wants to put in the old time capsule.

  1565. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Don’t call anything like Core 4;

  1566. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    epic fail

  1567. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Jerkman screwed us again.

  1568. brianlopez22 September 26th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    one hitter too late!

  1569. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Berkman should have been hitting 6th…

  1570. Benny Blanco September 26th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    dammit!!

  1571. Betsy September 26th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    So who comes in next inning if we can’t get it done here?

  1572. Ken Phelps September 26th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Joba?? Gaudin??

  1573. Bryan September 26th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    What a joke

  1574. yanks22 September 26th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Damn Berkman sucks!

  1575. Yankee44 September 26th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    *groan*

  1576. Trevor September 26th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Umm, that’s the fly ball we needed Jorge.

  1577. RS September 26th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Posada = goat

  1578. hman23 September 26th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Great. Joba in.

  1579. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    ok get through this inning please, then grandy will walk off.

  1580. NYY fan in NH September 26th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    I am not impressed.

  1581. TheStraw September 26th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Ugh. Time for the box of chocolates.

  1582. Ace September 26th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    What do u know. Berkman fails again

  1583. Niblick September 26th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Now Joe G. can burn the bullpen.

  1584. PittsburghYankeeFan September 26th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Posada as goat of the game, anyone?

  1585. UpState September 26th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    At least Fat Elvis got it in the OF … Posada = pathetic.

  1586. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Okay we at least tied it.

    If we can hold them, with their bullpen we should be able to put it away.

  1587. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 26th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Hindsight is 20/20 I know, but if we don’t get the runner in after loading them up with 2 outs, that HOLD at 3rd doesn’t look so good, does it ?

  1588. Faiaz September 26th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Baseball is a wonderful game.

  1589. m September 26th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    at least it’s tied. Papelbon is bad! If I were a sox fan he’d be enemy #1.

  1590. joeman September 26th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    figures

  1591. Brock September 26th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Pathetic job by posada. If only berkman batted in his spot.

  1592. GreenBeret7 September 26th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    I’m guessing that Logan pitches the 10th inning.

  1593. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Bases loaded 1 out and we can’t score

  1594. RMS September 26th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Cross your fingers and toes, here comes Joba.

  1595. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Now Joba to worry about – and who is after him? Gggggg-ggggg-ggggg—aaaa—uuuu…can’t see it.

  1596. blake September 26th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    frustrating.

  1597. CB September 26th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Berkman needs to do much more with that pitch. He got his pitch and just did nothing with it. That ball should have been driven.

  1598. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    We actually had the umpire calling things in our favor, and our guys went up there swinging.

    Pap was nibbling and the umpire wasnt calling anything, and they swung away anyway.

    :cry:

  1599. RYUKINGDOM September 26th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Berkman couldn’t take a few more pitches?

  1600. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    thames better get a shot to hit

  1601. Betsy September 26th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Awful performance……………………this team really doesn’t deserve to make the playoffs

  1602. Bronx Jeers September 26th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    The 2000 Yanks are killing me!

  1603. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Another blown chance with the bases loaded.

    Been that way all month.

    No Tex, no Swisher, heart of the Sox order coming up and Joba coming into the game.

    Advantage Red Sox.

  1604. Squeakz September 26th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Go ahead and take your gear off Posada we’re gonna call it a day. All 4 stolen bases are on you and to make it 5 for 5 you can’t even get a run in with the bases loaded and one god darn out

  1605. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Core 4 era is gone.
    Posada is just pathetic.

  1606. Ace September 26th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Terrible AB by posada

  1607. BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Now Thames becomes a very important player, with Swish and Tex out.
    We will lose the DH.

  1608. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    These guys never ever hit a sac fly and it will probably cost them in this game then Berkman of course swings 2-0. Maybe use your brain and work the count. Joba is awful and the only decent pitcher left. The Sox still have a whole bullpen left.

  1609. Trevor September 26th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    # Betsy September 26th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    So who comes in next inning if we can’t get it done here?
    ____________________

    Justin Chamberlain.

  1610. igotid88 September 26th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    I know Mariano wasn’t holding the runners well. But posada had terrible throws. An on target throw on the first stolen base would have gotten him.

  1611. theREALkevin September 26th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Jesus the yankees should have won this game fifty million times over. No bad luck this season. No devastating injuries. Its clear releative to the league this team is one of the best. They just constantly beat themselves. Have to find a way to win this one.

  1612. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    I can’t believe we didnt score more. This is just awful

  1613. joeman September 26th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    figures…joba time

  1614. hman23 September 26th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Every other batter but Jorge was patient and selective that inning.

  1615. yanks22 September 26th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Crap Joba!

  1616. m September 26th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Bard in the bottom half?

  1617. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    should they have sent Pena? I think I would have been fine with him getting thrown out there. Aren’t you supposed to take those kind of chances against elite closers?

  1618. Chambliss September 26th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Posada has single handedly kept Boston in this game. Wow

  1619. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    I new Posada would K, not even a simple fly ball

  1620. cs in la September 26th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Joba? OMG.

  1621. tyanksfan36 September 26th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Dangit! I knew this was bad when it was top 8 at like 1050 and I still hadn’t gotten a text update by 1130. We were sooo close

  1622. rconn23 September 26th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Berkman is just not the same hitter he once was. That knee injury has just killed his power.

  1623. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Nothing every comes easy. Robby Thomson sends a runner home down 4 runs, but doesnt send the winning run home.

    Mike Lowell and Bill Hall efforted and valued their runners on 3rd with less than 2 out, and Posada didnt.

    Berkman didnt value his 2-0 count. Plain and simple.

  1624. Betsy September 26th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    I thought the hold was a good one, but Jorge blew it.

    Sheesh, Joba?

  1625. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    I’m guessing Joba is lights out…

    (fingers crossed)

  1626. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Let’s see how quickly Joba blows this game.

  1627. BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    With Jaun Miranda in, we will not lose the DH.

  1628. tampa yankee fan September 26th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    What a freaking wasted opportunity. Choke!!! Choke!!! Joke!!!

  1629. UpState September 26th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 11:33 pm
    Jerkman screwed us again.

    —————————–

    …not as bad as Posada.

  1630. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Joba got lucky here

  1631. Yankeefran September 26th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Should have taken care of business when they had the chance,,, joba, please hold ‘em.

  1632. theREALkevin September 26th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Pena wouldve been dead to rights at home. It was a smart move. Posada and berkman just couldn’t get it done. Yanks are allergic to sac flies this season.

  1633. m September 26th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Whew. 2 more.

  1634. joeman September 26th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    not much offense in the lineup for sure now

  1635. brianlopez22 September 26th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Posada is a waste of space.

  1636. cs in la September 26th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Bard might be unavailable.

  1637. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    “Crap Joba!”

    Do you EVER stop complaining???

  1638. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Just a fly ball from Posada. That’s all we needed. Pena at 3rd and a fly ball wins it.

    Pap was nibbling, umpire was being fair, Posada could have taken a walk, but nope.

    Jerkman could have taken a walk, but nope.

  1639. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Core 4 becoming the Gore 4

  1640. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Does this ump know what a strike is?

  1641. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    yeah pena was not going to score on that…..

  1642. BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Captain Church, do you ever have anything positive to say?
    If you really care about Yankees winning, why do you wish bad luck to Joba?

  1643. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Important play by Miranda. Thanks Miranda.

  1644. Brock September 26th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Too bad the yanks are without their best arms and two of their better bats now. Whatever they are going to do, I hope they do it quick. Work comes awfully early in the morning.

  1645. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    WOW!!!!

    Okay Juan Miranda!!!

  1646. Betsy September 26th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    You have to trust that one of your best hitters is going to get it done and Posada was brutal.

    Even if they win, boy – they sure aren’t showing signs of a team that’s ready to go deep in the playoffs

  1647. lil m September 26th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Yikes – glad to have been wrong, but it’s still hard to have much confidence at this point.

  1648. Matt September 26th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Just a terrible job by the offense. So many idiots at the plate, it’s unbelievable.

    Papelbon could not throw a strike and they helped him out with the bases loaded every single at bat by swinging at garbage in hitters’ counts.

    Why would you even take the bat off your shoulder on 2-0 with 2 outs? You need a hit to win it, but he’s only 2 balls away from walking you to force home that run anyway.

    Cano swung at ball 3 and found a hole and got lucky, but Posada chased a 1-0 garbage pitch that changed the entire at bat, and Berkman swinging on 2-0? Wake up and use your head.

    Girardi needs to put the outright take sign on because these guys always swing for the fences in counts like that and try to do too much. You can’t leave it up to the hitter, put the outright take on and he may throw 2 balls before he throws a strike. Why even have the possibility of helping him out?

    Now the pen might get burnt out again, and they could very will still lose this game since it’s almost Gaudin and Mitre time. That was horrible, they had to finish it there and hopefully it doesn’t cost them dearly.

  1649. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    good call…. no way joba should face ortiz.

  1650. comet September 26th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    What happened to Mitre and Gaudin?

  1651. Keith--FL September 26th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    once again we miss having a real DH, thanks Cashman…..your WS MVP Matsui…..if we make the playoffs get used to those types of in the clutch failures as we have seen it all year from this team, runner on 3rd less than 2 outs, etc…….sorry to be so negative but this team was poorly constructed when both Matsui and Damom were let go and it has showed up all year and none so bigger than tonight…it has bothered me all year…sorry guys….

  1652. GreenBeret7 September 26th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Chambliss September 26th, 2010 at 11:36 pm
    Posada has single handedly kept Boston in this game. Wow

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    He’s no more the reason than Rivera, Jeter, Granderson or Gardner.

  1653. LeTHuL27 September 26th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    I’d rather hear Michael Kay’s pointless stats than Joe Morgan.

  1654. umbrelladoc September 26th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    setting up for gaudin to come in the game.

  1655. Bronx Jeers September 26th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    A little vintage LT over the top for the late 8 point lead in Miami.

  1656. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    ????

    IF they tie in the 10th, who’s gonna pitch 11th?

    Javy? Sux much be excited.

  1657. hman23 September 26th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    A tale of sac flies. Sox got one to take the lead. Yanks could not get one to win.

  1658. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Here it is…………My predictions are worth crap……. But here goes….

    After all the crap Granderson has taken on here all year long, Granderson walks it off in the 10th.

    Mark that down!

  1659. Bobby Murcer September 26th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Red Sox are loose, no pressure on them so they do something I’ve never seen in 40 years of watching baseball…they steal 4 bases in the ninth inning of a close game. Yankees playing tight, lots of pressure on them, don’t try to bring in a fast runner from second on an (admittedly) sharply hit single. It would have been close at the plate but it would have taken a great throw. One way to win is to play small ball and force the other team into making mistakes, Billy Martin knew how to do it. Hell, Ralph Houk knew how to do it. But not Joe G..
    A safety squeeze might have been cool to try, and we would most likely be celebrating right now.

  1660. 38HotDogs September 26th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    You can’t blame Thompson for not sending Pena, no way was he scoring on that play. Not liking the Logan versus Ortiz matchup though :<

  1661. m September 26th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    We got lucky, Joba was not sharp. Need to keep men off base, they are obviously going to run.

  1662. brianlopez22 September 26th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Official Jorge Posada retirement party.
    He better not come back next year.

  1663. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    They are going to go deep in the playoffs…as in deep six

  1664. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Yanks 100% need to win this now that they battled back. No excuses, just go win the game. Maybe Granderson will jack one out.

  1665. tyanksfan36 September 26th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Any person that comes in this blog and says the people who come on here and complain about the teams shortcomings clearly never watches the games! How can you not get irritated and question this teams chances when they load the bases with 1 out and get NO ONE IN! Good job by Cano though Ugh

  1666. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    What a terrible game for Jorge. As if the Red Sox running wild wasn’t bad enough – he couldn’t hit a damn fly ball to cut the number to one. That is a failure of epic proportions.

  1667. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    comet September 26th, 2010 at 11:40 pm
    What happened to Mitre and Gaudin?

    ___

    that isnt funny. a couple more innings and one of them will have to come in.

  1668. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Why does Joe pitch extra innings like he has a 1 run lead and only 3 outs to get? He just can’t wait to get Gaudin into the game can he?

  1669. Don September 26th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    # UpState September 26th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    …and exactly when did Posada actually throw out a runner ???
    ————————————————
    a few weeks ago he caught someone, I remember it, because I asked the same question and then Posada actually threw someone out.

  1670. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Sometimes things feel like omens. Robertsons 7th inning felt like an omen. Why we’re in the 10th now, I don’t know. But we tied the game when we could have lost it in the bottom of the 9th.

    I still think this game is ours. I just hope Joba holds them down – I think he will – and we get something done in the bottom of this inning.

  1671. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    If we lose this game, I cannot blame the HP umpire. What he called for Mariano in the top half of the 9th, he called for Pap in the bottom half. All fair. Not one missed call.

  1672. BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    “Sheesh, Joba?”

    Who else you want?
    Mo anohter innning?
    Logan against RH hitters?

  1673. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    I would of left Joba in. He just got 2 easy outs and it’s hard to take him out for 1 batter when they don’t have anyone else decent left in the bullpen. If Ortiz gets a hit then where are you going? Vazquez? He will see the Sox uniform and need a diaper.

  1674. HipHipHorHay September 26th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Keith – I feel the same way. Why let those guys leave and then sign Nick Johnson for the same dollars Matsui signed for?

    But maybe the Yanks will win this game. Crazier things have happened.

  1675. RSM September 26th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    They need to win this game to erase the embarrassment of the top of the ninth.

  1676. Chambliss September 26th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Gotta give swisher credit for coming through in the clutch.

  1677. The Other Phil September 26th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Matt September 26th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    So many idiots at the plate, it’s unbelievable.

    ==========

    Just like in here. How ironic…

  1678. UpState September 26th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 11:38 pm
    Just a fly ball from Posada. That’s all we needed. Pena at 3rd and a fly ball wins it.

    Pap was nibbling, umpire was being fair, Posada could have taken a walk, but nope.

    Jerkman could have taken a walk, but nope.

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

    Bullseye !

    Horrible at bats at critical times !!!

    …..and what did Jeter do to lead off the 9th ??? (oh yeah – nothing)

  1679. cs in la September 26th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    A squeeze would have been magic. But if it didn’t work, Girardi would have been crucified.

  1680. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    yaaaaay

  1681. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    nice play by logan….

  1682. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    good job!

  1683. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Great play Logan. Thanks Logan.

  1684. Eric UWS September 26th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Lets walk-off this inning!

  1685. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Sorry. I hope Logan holds them.

    GREAT JOB BY THE YANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1686. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    ok, ch***okejima

  1687. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 26th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    now let’s FINISH the ICEHOLES !

  1688. Don September 26th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    If we don’t score which pitcher is next: Mitre or Gaudin?

  1689. blake September 26th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Good play by Logan….Yanks really need to win this game right here as Logan, Robertson, Joba, Wood, and Rivera have all been burned.

  1690. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Good thing Papi’s diaper was full as he ran to 1st

  1691. MoRings42 September 26th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Maybe this will be the game that Derek Jeter gets pie in the face

  1692. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Nice play Boone.

    Please get win this game or next week is going to be a nightmare for this franchise.

  1693. Chambliss September 26th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Nice play by Logan.

  1694. theREALkevin September 26th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Other phil, all u do is whine about other posters. If u don’t like it here, why don’t u just leave?

  1695. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    wow, anyone but Ortiz there is standing on 2nd ;0

  1696. cs in la September 26th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    OK, lets go walk off.

  1697. CB September 26th, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    Nice play be Logan. Happy to be out of that inning. Joba’s command was not good.

    Okajima has been horrible this season. They need to score now and end this game.

    They have been playing tight for a while and winning this game will give them space to breath.

  1698. G. Love September 26th, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    This is what happens when the team from the front office down to the manager down to the veteran players start acting like they won something before they’ve won anything.

    We’re a team who took our foot off the gas weeks ago who is now trying to reach the pedal.

    They better win this game tonight.

  1699. pat September 26th, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    No Swish or Tex now hurts.

  1700. m September 26th, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    A tale of sac flies? I guess Dungy did not do the sack/sac talk I suggested. What a play by Logan. I thought it was a bonehead move, but lucky thing Papi drinks 5 shakes a day. :)

  1701. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    Jeter ALWAYS get pie in the face

  1702. Bronx Jeers September 26th, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    Jets choking in the 9th inning as well.

  1703. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    “So many idiots at the plate, it’s unbelievable. ”

    What a highly intelligent and perceptive statement. Because you know they went up there hoping to make outs.

    Why not put your head in a paper bag and well punch on it when the game is over.

  1704. BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    “Just like in here. How ironic…”

    LOL
    :)

  1705. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    end this quickly…

  1706. joeman September 26th, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    how can I go to bed now…but 4:30 am will come quick…get it done CG

  1707. UpState September 26th, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    Don September 26th, 2010 at 11:41 pm
    # UpState September 26th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    …and exactly when did Posada actually throw out a runner ???
    ————————————————
    a few weeks ago he caught someone, I remember it, because I asked the same question and then Posada actually threw someone out.

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

    Prince Fielder or Big Pappy ???

  1708. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 26th, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    walk off win !!!!

  1709. PittsburghYankeeFan September 26th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Three blown saves in September for Mo. That is what is happening here. He converts them, and the Yankees are coasting. Forget everything else and focus on that simple fact.

    In fact, Mo blew 3 of his last 4 opportunities, and almost blew the 8-6 win over the Rays last week.

    They lived with Mo for the past 15 years, and they die with him. What else can you do? Mo is going to close, and my suspicion that even if the Yankees make the playoffs, Mo may finally let them down.

    It was a good run while it lasted.

  1710. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Choke-Ajima

  1711. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    It worked. The Yanks need to score a run in this inning. If they don’t where is Girardi going for the next inning?? Vazquez, Mitre or Girardi’s boyfriend?? Terrible options.

  1712. stuart a September 26th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    we got no one left in the pen. i would have had joba pitch to ortiz because of that..

  1713. Brock September 26th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Too bad swisher can’t pitch if they don’t score here.

  1714. BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Grandy time….

  1715. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    is Granderson thinking hr or get on base?

  1716. GreenBeret7 September 26th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 11:41 pm
    What a terrible game for Jorge. As if the Red Sox running wild wasn’t bad enough – he couldn’t hit a damn fly ball to cut the number to one. That is a failure of epic proportions.

    ———————————————————————————————————————-

    Perhaps if the pitcher had bothered to look at the base runners, he would have had a chance….or, Heaven forbid, keep them off of the bases.

  1717. blake September 26th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    End it Granderson.

  1718. CB September 26th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Curtis needs to be patient here.

  1719. tyanksfan36 September 26th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Why all the complaining about Jorge? I thought we had decided he should catch all the time because Cervelli is so awful. I guess we can’t have it all.

  1720. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Typically Okajema doesn’t pitch very well in relief these days.

  1721. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    do they go to thames instead of gardner?

  1722. Frozen Rope September 26th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    can’t wait for clueless joe to bring in one of the mitre/gaudin tandem to finish the game off!

  1723. RadioKev September 26th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    Steal second

  1724. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    grandy!!!!!

  1725. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    now do you steal two bases here?

  1726. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    SteaL
    Baby

  1727. Yankee44 September 26th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Nice AB by Granderson :)

  1728. Frozen Rope September 26th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    wow what do you know. granderson hit a lefty!

  1729. CB September 26th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Just a huge at bat by Granderson leading off the inning against a LH pitcher.

  1730. brianlopez22 September 26th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    can Gardner bunt?!

  1731. blake September 26th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Great job by Granderson, really nice swing….don’t bunt Gardner.

  1732. Niblick September 26th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Don’t bunt – Gardner just isn’t good enough bunter.

  1733. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    We win it this inning. Oki just isn’t the same guy he was his first year with the Sux.

  1734. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Okijima takes forever to the plate.

  1735. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    can’t wait for clueless joe to bring in one of the mitre/gaudin tandem to finish the game off!

    __

    you know at some point they may have to if the game goes too long.

  1736. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Another hit against a lefty by Granderson.

    Can Gardner get the bunt down?

  1737. UpState September 26th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Jeter can redeem himself this inning with a “little something good”….’bout time !!!!

  1738. LGY September 26th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    DO NOT BUNT!!!

  1739. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    not many people in the lineup can hit these day, No.14 is one of them

  1740. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    can the dumbass lay down a bunt?

  1741. theREALkevin September 26th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Granderson comes thru again. Winning run on first w no outs and he’s fast. Can gardner finally get a bunt down??

  1742. BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Now steal…..all the way to 3rd with error from Martinez.

  1743. LGY September 26th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    please do not bunt.

  1744. CB September 26th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Just let Granderson steal a base instead of Gardner’s adventures in bunting.

  1745. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Go Granderson!!!Instead of bunting him over he should just steal 2nd base. Gardner doesn’t know how to bunt, but our team doesn’t play that way.

  1746. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Steal, THEN bunt

  1747. The Other Phil September 26th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    It would be great to see him steal and then bunted to 3rd. But I don’t think that happens.

  1748. Chambliss September 26th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Time for Thames.

  1749. BA September 26th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Jim, the way the wind appears to be blowing tonight no one should be thinking HR. Gonna take a rally.

  1750. Yankee44 September 26th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Curve at the shoulders for a strike :P

  1751. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    gotta try to punch it down in the left side gap

  1752. Frozen Rope September 26th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    maybe gardner will level the bat and actually square up this time since his bunting form is so atrocious, last time i saw him bunt the dumbo still had the bat head back

  1753. bruceb September 26th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Can anyone tell me why they didn’t try to score the winning run on Cano’s hit? Surely it was worth the chance to end it there and then? I know there was only one out but the throw was way off line as it turned out.

  1754. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1755. terpbomber September 26th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Major break. Gotta win it now!

  1756. CB September 26th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    This must end now.

  1757. Faiaz September 26th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Hope V-Mart is ok? Other than that… YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  1758. cs in la September 26th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    thats the way to do it. make them make mistakes.

  1759. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    pie for jeter!!!!!

  1760. Niblick September 26th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    I changed my mind; bunt, bunt.

  1761. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Please let Martinez be okay. I no longer wish injuries on players.

  1762. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    all right.

    If they still cannot win here, I am speechless.

  1763. Trevor September 26th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Could Jeter get pie for the first time?

  1764. blake September 26th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Now that was a nice bunt and his speed made Vmart hurry….i bet Martinez pulled a groin.

  1765. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    If we don’t get this run In,I’m done watching

  1766. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Maybe it’s meant for the Captain to hit the walk off during the last game of the season at the Stadium. It would be a sweet ending to his not so awesome year.

  1767. igotid88 September 26th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    @trisha

    You said thank you abraham

  1768. BBFan September 26th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    I said so…….
    Power of positive thinking…..
    Trisha would love it……

  1769. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Can anyone tell me why they didn’t try to score the winning run on Cano’s hit? Surely it was worth the chance to end it there and then? I know there was only one out but the throw was way off line as it turned out.

    __

    pena had no chance. it was a hard single.

  1770. LGY September 26th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    randy l was right about bunting that time!! :)

  1771. hman23 September 26th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    m -

    Forgive me. Not my best post. Just frustrated that Jorge could not get the bat on the ball. Of course, he was trying the best he could.

  1772. UpState September 26th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Fly ball Jeter ????

    Please no pathetic toppers !!!!

  1773. cs in la September 26th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    brice, the throw was perfect. he would have been dead.

  1774. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    SPEED KILLS!!! Do you get it now Gardner??? Girardi?????

    LET”S PUT THIS AWAY!!!!!!!!

  1775. UnKnown September 26th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Pleasantly suprised that he got taht bunt down

  1776. GreenBeret7 September 26th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Big break on the bunt. Gardner could have been called for been inside the baseline.

  1777. Frozen Rope September 26th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    maybe this time the Yankees can hit a ball out of the infield with less than 2 outs?

  1778. Niblick September 26th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    So much for the sox “run prevention” (pitching and defense.)

  1779. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    now steal 2nd.

  1780. Faiaz September 26th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    99% of “fans” penciled in a loss less than an hour ago and now they get to celebrate? There should be rules against that.

  1781. Brock September 26th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    Ok. They have to win it here, right? If not, I may just go to bed and save myself from the misery.

  1782. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    End it here

  1783. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    Pena would have been out by ten feet.

    Thomson was right not sending him.

  1784. theREALkevin September 26th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    That’s why its so big to get bunts down. Things happen. Defenders rush and panic. Even on sacrifices u can get on base. Excellent bunt and he’s rewarded. Gardner keeps bunting like that and his avg will go up 20 pts

  1785. Bronx Jeers September 26th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    Jets get the pick on the Dolphins last play. Big win.

    Time for the Yanks to make their big play.

  1786. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 26th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    they may just walk Jeter….look at who is due up next 2 batters ?

  1787. Jerkface September 26th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    Big break on the bunt. Gardner could have been called for been inside the baseline.

    They never call that, remember the playoffs last year??? Both times went against the yankees. Glad they decided not to call it tonight!

  1788. cs in la September 26th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    how ironic would it be if Jeter hit a game winning DP here.

  1789. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    “Please let Martinez be okay. I no longer wish injuries on players.”

    High praise going your way CR9.

    :)

    You may have won this game for us…

  1790. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    Thames for Golson?

  1791. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    Yes…What are the chances they can actually score Granderson at 3rd base? It stinks that they have AAA batters hitting instead of Swish and Tex. That might hurt them.

  1792. blake September 26th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    Great job by Gardner. …..this game must end here. Put it in play to the outfield somewhere…..pinch hit Thames for Golson.

  1793. RadioKev September 26th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    I smell Marcus Thames

  1794. Frozen Rope September 26th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    somewhere umpire Joe West is crying bloody murder for interference on Gardner (see 2005 ALDS if you dont get that reference)

  1795. UnKnown September 26th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    how about a squeeze here???

  1796. Niblick September 26th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Go go Golson.

  1797. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 26th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    wow…..this is crazy

  1798. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    pie for golson?

  1799. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    They will walk Jeter.

    Time for Golson to get some pie.

  1800. GreenBeret7 September 26th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    gotta go with Thames to pinch hit

  1801. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    omg, strike out and dp, all setup.

    NO!

  1802. NYY626 - Andy in 2011 September 26th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    So lame. Im basically crying for a jeter pie here and they walk him. Uggg

  1803. Munson Fan September 26th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    How about a squeeze play???

  1804. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Golson will come through

  1805. UpState September 26th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    A walk !!!!

    Better than everything else from him tonite !!!

  1806. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    can Golson bunt? If so, why even take a chance at a K or Line drive. With Granderson’s speed he’ll score easily.

  1807. Bryan September 26th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    c’mon Girardi give everyone your man love KEARNSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

  1808. MoRings42 September 26th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    I guess Red Sox don’t want to see Jeter get pie

  1809. RSM September 26th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Thames for Golson.

  1810. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    THAMES!!!!!

  1811. Faiaz September 26th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    3rd walkoffs for Thames? Can it be?

  1812. Betsy September 26th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    Granderson has come up HUGE

  1813. cs in la September 26th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    if it were any other team, I’d be pretty happy.

  1814. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    thames against a mid fastball lefty? they will go to atchison..

  1815. Benny Blanco September 26th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    If we can’t score with the bases loaded and no outs, we don’t deserve to win.

  1816. igotid88 September 26th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    Try to win it before Alex gets up. Not that I don’t have faith on A-Rod. I’m just saying stop relying Alex everytime.

  1817. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    There goes teh squeeze

  1818. The Other Phil September 26th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    # GreenBeret7 September 26th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Big break on the bunt. Gardner could have been called for been inside the baseline.
    =======

    Don’t really get that. The bag is on the inside of the line, so the runner has to run on the line or just inside. That has never made sense to me.

  1819. m September 26th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    Thames had pie already this season?

  1820. JobaTipsHisCap September 26th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    Thames needs to be patient

  1821. Chambliss September 26th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    If godson can handle the bat he should bunt. Safety squeeze. Ball on the ground game over.

  1822. Munson Fan September 26th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    Oh well, no squeeze with Thames. But, he could definitely hit a fly ball to win this thing.

  1823. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    Watch them mess this up. I would let Golson bat here and not Thames. Golson is a contact hitter and Thames hasn’t been great recently getting the runner in from 3rd. Stupid decision

  1824. UpState September 26th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    Gotta win this one boys !
    No friggin outs!!!

  1825. CB September 26th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    I can’t believe Francona is sticking with Okajima

  1826. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    Patience Marcus.

  1827. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 26th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    walk off THAMES !!!!!!!!

  1828. blake September 26th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    Thames has to be patient here…no place to put him. Get a pitch he can lift.

  1829. Betsy September 26th, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Why is gettin a sac fly so hard for this team?

  1830. BA September 26th, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Gotta get the sac fly now

  1831. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    “Pena would have been out by ten feet.

    Thomson was right not sending him”

    Agree.

  1832. Tyler September 26th, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    I don’t know what type of game this would be? A character win? A win they didn’t deserve?

    All I know is if they come through here at least they will play into October…

  1833. UnKnown September 26th, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Francona is in a Coma. Where is Bard. End this already

  1834. LGY September 26th, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    The offense showing up late in the game the past 2 nights worked out.

    Bard is not available because of it.

  1835. blake September 26th, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Make him come to you Marcus.

  1836. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    It might work but this is ovemanaging again…

  1837. CB September 26th, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Very good eye by Thames laying off that pitch outside down 0-1

  1838. LGY September 26th, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    That’s why there is no such thing as a meaningless HR!

  1839. Yankee44 September 26th, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Did I just hear “Juan Miranda” and “On deck” in the same sentence?

  1840. Frozen Rope September 26th, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Miranda is up next, so Thames really needs to come through. Miranda’s shown he can’t get a big hit.

  1841. umbrelladoc September 26th, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    we’ve seen this before. thames and kearnes will k.

  1842. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    “If they still cannot win here, I am speechless.”

    Soon you will be talking.

    “If we don’t get this run In,I’m done watching”

    You are not done watching.

    This is the inning.

    :)

  1843. Frozen Rope September 26th, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    so who’s up after Miranda?

  1844. m September 26th, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Bad swing.

  1845. CB September 26th, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    “It might work but this is ovemanaging again…”

    Golson is a low contact hitter and has been his entire career. It’s why he’s been in the minors for so long despite having good tools

  1846. Betsy September 26th, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Seriously – what the heck was Thames swinging at? Pathetic! We don’t need a HR

  1847. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Chased ball 3. Damn.

  1848. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    yikes

  1849. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    no f-ing way :/

  1850. RadioKev September 26th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    Well, not a damn thing you can do or complain about that.

  1851. yanks22 September 26th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    crap

  1852. cs in la September 26th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    might be time for that squeeze

  1853. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    I dont believe it.

    Smoked right at them.

    Where is the basic understanding of baseball fundamentals. 2-1 pitch way outside. Take the damn pitch.

  1854. Niblick September 26th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    Only 12.8% of the time does a team NOT score with the bases loaded and no outs.

  1855. UpState September 26th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    Great play !!

  1856. Betsy September 26th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    Unbelievable. I think they’re going to blow this again

  1857. Chambliss September 26th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    No need to swing for the fence

  1858. UnKnown September 26th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    THis is nuts. Never seen a team struggle so damn much with the bases loaded.

  1859. Trevor September 26th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    Wow they can actually blow this. SMH

  1860. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    A damn fly ball!!!

    I HATE when Girardi starts playing chess with “real big league managers”. HATE IT!

  1861. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    just a friggin ball to the outfield…

  1862. blake September 26th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    unreal……can’t catch a break……Have to score with bases loaded and O outs.

  1863. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    just incredible. there is no defense for a suicide sqeeze.

  1864. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    Okay, all we need is a fly ball to the outfield.

  1865. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    Not surprised by that, Thames is terrible in these spots. Girardi overmanaged again and it failed like it usually does.

  1866. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    Good lord

  1867. BA September 26th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Still elusive

  1868. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 26th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    this is not happening !

  1869. Bryan September 26th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    now no Tex

    TERRIFIC!!!!

  1870. UnKnown September 26th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Pinch hit a right and Tito will go with bard

  1871. Brock September 26th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    U have got to be kidding me.

  1872. rconn23 September 26th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Just awful.

  1873. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Somebody has to deliver a freaking run with the bases loaded.

  1874. Bring in the Goose September 26th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Is Miranda really our only option here?

  1875. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    arod on deck

  1876. GreenBeret7 September 26th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    I’d pinch hit with kearns and if all fails, he can play first base.

  1877. CB September 26th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    This is not a good match up. Miranda struggles with lefties.

  1878. Frozen Rope September 26th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    Miranda is worthless. he couldnt do it back in May with a runner on 3rd and less than 2 outs against the Sox in the 9th in that game Thames dropped that ball.

    we’re screwed.

  1879. The Other Phil September 26th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    Can I watch the mass suicide after the game? Let me know first, so I can make popcorn.

  1880. UnKnown September 26th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    Hit him I will take anything possible

  1881. UpState September 26th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    Just not a weakling DP…..

  1882. RadioKev September 26th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    You folks should get over it, Thames smoked that ball. It was a good play.

    Having Marcus Thames bat was the obvious choice, not overmanaging, which is the new buzz word around here.

  1883. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    I would rather see Cervelli up there in this spot. Lefty on lefty Miranda will strike out.

  1884. Faiaz September 26th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    Miranda had a walkoff against the Royals on September 29th of last season

  1885. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    make him throw it over the plate

  1886. Frozen Rope September 26th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    Juan Miranda, another savvy pick up by cashman. goes nicely with Chan Ho, Javy Vazquez, NJ, etc

  1887. Munson Fan September 26th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    I’ve seen this movie before. We’ll strike-out here with 1 out, then get the long fly ball out for out #3.

  1888. UnKnown September 26th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Stay out of dp and at the very least alex hits

  1889. terpbomber September 26th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Just go for the walk in/walk-off already.

  1890. EA September 26th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    They can’t situationally hit to save their lives

    It’s almost like they have no shot if A-Rod isin’t up

  1891. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    take one here…

  1892. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Miranda does have a good eye

  1893. joeman September 26th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    going to walk him

  1894. Tabbert September 26th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    walkoff walk

  1895. Betsy September 26th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    He had better be taking this next pitch

  1896. Bryan September 26th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    you swing at either of the next two pitches and I will hunt you down Miranda

  1897. Frozen Rope September 26th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    just don’t swing at anything miranda.

  1898. Yankee44 September 26th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Would a walk-off walk warrant pie?

  1899. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    “Having Marcus Thames bat was the obvious choice, not overmanaging, which is the new buzz word around here.

    HEAR HEAR!

  1900. CB September 26th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    No shame in a walk for the walk off

  1901. blake September 26th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    3-1 count….make it be a good pitch and hit a dern fly ball.

  1902. m September 26th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    I didn’t like the Thames move. Strikes out too much. Don’t swing Miranda.

  1903. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    step out miranda

  1904. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Miranda has to take a pitch here unless it’s a cookie.

  1905. Chambliss September 26th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Walk off walk

  1906. terpbomber September 26th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    . Hadn’t had much of one in recent times.

  1907. GreenBeret7 September 26th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    A walk-off walk doesn’t deserve a pie…a Hostess Cupcake, maybe.

  1908. The Other Phil September 26th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Miranda has two words for all of you:

    SUCK IT!

  1909. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    walk off walk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1910. RadioKev September 26th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    1

  1911. brianlopez22 September 26th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    WALK!!!!!!!!

  1912. Betsy September 26th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Yay!!!!!!

  1913. blake September 26th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    YES…..you get the feeling it was going to have to end like that.

  1914. yanks22 September 26th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    That was a must win!

  1915. SJ44 September 26th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    We will take it!

  1916. BA September 26th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Thank the Lord!

  1917. Benny Blanco September 26th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    I will take it…

  1918. m September 26th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Who gets pie? Okajima? :)

  1919. Benny Blanco September 26th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    I will take it…

  1920. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 26th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    “Would a walk-off walk warrant pie?”

    YES – IN OKI’s face!!!

  1921. Don Vito A. Bellamo September 26th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    i will take it !

  1922. Jim September 26th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    I think Miranda just earned a full playoff share!

  1923. CR9 September 26th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    You dont sound too excited Jon MILLLLLLLLLLLLER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    We make everything difficult!!!!!!!!!!! MIRANDA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1924. igotid88 September 26th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Phew

  1925. Trevor September 26th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Thank You Okajima. Cause you know they weren’t going to get a hit there.

  1926. Chambliss September 26th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Do not swing

  1927. Captain Clutch September 26th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Thank you!!! A walk was the only way this offense would score a run from 3rd base.

  1928. LeTHuL27 September 26th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1929. West Coast Yankee Fan September 26th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1930. CB September 26th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    It simply does not matter how they win.

    Does not matter.

    Thank goodness.

    To lose this game would have been crushing.

    They’ve been playing tight and can now breath and relax.

    Finally a 1 run game comes out for the pinstripes.

  1931. ac1 September 26th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    no worse than a tie with the sox now…

  1932. DocTodd September 26th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    It’s not a sac fly, but just as good! LMAO

  1933. Betsy September 26th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    GREAT at bat by Miranda

  1934. TheStraw September 27th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    The only fitting way for that gamevto end. But I’ll take it.

  1935. Frozen Rope September 27th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    yankees can now unclinch those sphincters that had them locking up with men on base all night long.

  1936. Kuro September 27th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    WARRRRGHBHLBLHLBLHLHLBLHBLHBLLLL

  1937. Don September 27th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Close call, I think we will make the play offs but we better shape up if we expect to go deep in October.

  1938. brianlopez22 September 27th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Posada, please retire!

  1939. JobaTipsHisCap September 27th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    oh my, it’s soooooo hard for them to win a game these days

  1940. Faiaz September 27th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    What? You mean we didn’t lose this game like the moronic fans predicted when Mo blew the save? AMAZING!

  1941. EA September 27th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    Epic fail by Chokajima

    The guy can’t hit lefties at all and he doesn’t throw strikes

    Great for us though

  1942. Jim September 27th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    no pie for a walk?

  1943. egk September 27th, 2010 at 12:00 am

    hahahahahah

    A win is a win, I guess but this game won’t exactly replace the memories of Bucky Dent and Aaron Boone in my mind. hahahahha

  1944. Brock September 27th, 2010 at 12:01 am

    Thank you okajima. One more win, and the pinstripes will be postseaon bound. Goodnight all.

  1945. blake September 27th, 2010 at 12:01 am

    More of a sigh of relief win than a joyous one but the Yanks really needed this. That pretty much sows up the WC and they are only 1/2 back in the division now…..still aren’t playing very well but they did show some fight tonight which is a good thing.

  1946. CR9 September 27th, 2010 at 12:01 am

    WHat a phenomenal walk by MIRANDA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Give Miranda the PIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    JETS WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YANKS WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1947. lil m September 27th, 2010 at 12:01 am

    SO GLAD to have been wrong!!!!

  1948. UpState September 27th, 2010 at 12:01 am

    ….a groveling, pathetic win – is STILL a win !!!

    (Joe Morgan must be ripping-up the booth about now)

  1949. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2010 at 12:01 am

    Thank you Oki he just saved us from seeing Gaudin, Mitre or Vazquez take the mound to blow the game.

  1950. Betsy September 27th, 2010 at 12:01 am

    Some really good things – like Phil coming through big time, D-Rob helping save the day, Granderson continuing his hot play……………………………

    THRILLED they won. Now we have to get Mo back on track.

  1951. igotid88 September 27th, 2010 at 12:01 am

    Gotta give props to Hughes. If it had been Moseley we wouldn’t even be in this situation.

  1952. GreenBeret7 September 27th, 2010 at 12:01 am

    The stars of the game? Hughes and Rodriguez with a huge assist from Robertson inning.

  1953. Chambliss September 27th, 2010 at 12:02 am

    Oki…thank you

  1954. theREALkevin September 27th, 2010 at 12:02 am

    Massively professional at bat. Took 3 borderline pitches, spit on them. Miranda will battle for u. He’s capable. He could help another club if he got a fair chance. Surprised nobody has scooped him up. He makes solid contact and has a decent eye. PHEW

  1955. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 12:02 am

    WELCOME TO THE POSTSEASON NEW YORK YANKEES

    There is no way they don’t make the postseason. The Jays are pitching all rookies. Ozzie will not roll over for the Sux. It’s a matter of time. I predict tomorrow night, no question.

    :)

  1956. CR9 September 27th, 2010 at 12:02 am

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Take a break for the next week and get ready for OCTOBER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1957. SAS September 27th, 2010 at 12:02 am

    What a win!!!!

  1958. DocTodd September 27th, 2010 at 12:02 am

    .5 out of first

  1959. JobaTipsHisCap September 27th, 2010 at 12:03 am

    Hughes + A-Rod

  1960. Betsy September 27th, 2010 at 12:03 am

    They did show fight tonight, which is to their credit. They didn’t complete it when they should have, but they could have given up after Mo blew the game.

  1961. KevinP September 27th, 2010 at 12:03 am

    A win is a win is a win, by hook by crook or by WALK. You don’t get style points.

    Now I can get some sleep after worrying about the plight of millionaires for 4 hours.

  1962. Tyler September 27th, 2010 at 12:03 am

    At least they won. Pretty much assures them of a playoff birth plus they gained a game in the division. Anything to get a good vibe in that clubhouse right now

    And Hughes pitching great is huge! Lets get a win next game and then rub it in their faces at Fenway. I want all guns blazing that last weekend. Run on V-Mart like there’s no tomorrow.

  1963. GreenBeret7 September 27th, 2010 at 12:03 am

    NYYs have lost enough games in that way. About time they get one back.

  1964. DocTodd September 27th, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Mass suicides reported at ESPN

  1965. Bronx Jeers September 27th, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Whew.

    Doomsday scenario averted.

    No such thing as an ugly win but this one was about as unattractive as they come.

    Great job by Phil in which will most likely be his last meaningful innings of the season.

    And after Arod basically threw down the gauntlet yesterday he put his money where his mouth is.

    When they operated on his hip they must have installed an extra set of nuts in him because since he came back from that he’s been absolutely lethal in big spots. No fear.

  1966. tyanksfan36 September 27th, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Phew. This game was stressing me out. I swear, if they hadn’t gotten a run in by any possible means I was going to flip out. Finally a bases loaded situation that ended up with someone crossing the plate! I can kinda breathe easier going into the week.

  1967. BBFan September 27th, 2010 at 12:04 am

    YES is on with Postgame….

  1968. RYUKINGDOM September 27th, 2010 at 12:05 am

    Maybe this will loosen up the uptight Yankees.

  1969. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 12:05 am

    I don’t see a postgame. If one happens to come one, please say something.

    Thanks.

    The game ball belongs to Hughes, who was brilliant, Arod who was clutch, and Miranda, who was patient.

    YES YANKEES!!! YES!!!!!

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

    CR9 – I dedicate this game to you. No more needs be said.

  1970. stuart a September 27th, 2010 at 12:05 am

    what a friggin game. i would have pinch hit kearns the bum. shows how much i know.

    good for miranda. he will remember that game the rest of his life.

    HUGE HUGE WIN. BOSTON IS TOAST, OVER………………..

  1971. PittsburghYankeeFan September 27th, 2010 at 12:05 am

    Wow.

    With the HFA, you get the last AB when your closer blows the game.

    Three blown saves in September. The reason they won’t get HFA.

    Did they win the season series with Boston? If so, they just made the playoffs.

  1972. MoRings42 September 27th, 2010 at 12:05 am

    no pie? what gives?

  1973. DocTodd September 27th, 2010 at 12:05 am

    All I know is, Sox are cooked baby!

  1974. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2010 at 12:05 am

    THANK YOU BBFAN!!!

  1975. Chambliss September 27th, 2010 at 12:06 am

    At least we don’t have to be tortured all week. If they get in on a loss by the sox they should put the champagne away.

  1976. stuart a September 27th, 2010 at 12:07 am

    arod has been so clutch unbelievable….

  1977. DocTodd September 27th, 2010 at 12:08 am

    The kitchen closes at 10PM, no pie available

  1978. yanksfansince67 September 27th, 2010 at 12:09 am

    I can sleep tonight!

    only a half game behind the Rays

    Hughes is the player of the game, Arod a close second. Mo is ok, he has not pitched regularly.

    CR9 – you are right, they can breathe now, I am one of the few who find you entertaining.
    Girardi made some questionable moves but no time for that, they won a game!
    A big game.

  1979. tyanksfan36 September 27th, 2010 at 12:10 am

    Trisha

    Don’t you know their record against rookies? It might not be so easy. I say they should pitch Brackman vs Drabek and play the whole bench cause they’ve all seen him before.(I know they wouldnt do that but it would be entertaining) I am now confident that they will make it into the postseason. Their magic # is now 1 right?

    I am sooo happy they won this game. Don’t care how it had to happen just glad it did happen! They have a pulise afterall and who thought Alex would be this hot and most likely get to 30 homers again? He has been a lifesaver lately.

  1980. lil m September 27th, 2010 at 12:10 am

    EXHALING . . . Please let Mo be okay. However much they have to rest him, as long as he’s back to his normal self, no injuries, and ready to go if they make it to October, it’s all good.

    Hughes came up big in a pressure spot – very encouraging.

    Wow. And yes, we’ll take it.

  1981. stuart a September 27th, 2010 at 12:18 am

    mo may be ok but he is 40.

    huge huge win. these games are hard to watch so much drama..

    daisuke pitched unbeleivable. 2 broken bat hits and 1 bad pitch to arod all night…WOW

  1982. Mr. Sandman42 September 27th, 2010 at 12:19 am

    Pieman Burnett is likely already in Toronto for tomorrow’s start. Walk-off walk would still warrant one if he was here.

  1983. Pepitone September 27th, 2010 at 12:23 am

    You know what’s funny?

    After all the crap the Yankees have gone through this past week, after everyone said they were ready to cash it in, they are only 1/2 game from the best record in baseball and HFA.

    Amazing, absolutely amazing.

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