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Bernie Williams throwing first pitch for ALCS Game 4

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Oct 19, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

5:00 p.m. Gates open to the public

5:30-6:30 p.m. Yankees batting practice

6:30-7:20 p.m. Rangers batting practice

7:53 p.m. Presentation of Colors: United States Marines 6th Motor Transport Battalion Color Guard

7:54 p.m. National Anthem: Keni Thomas

7:58 p.m. Ceremonial first pitch: Bernie Williams

8:02 p.m. Umpires and Managers to home plate

8:05 p.m. Yankees take the field

8:07 p.m. First pitch

* Patrick Wilson will perform God Bless America during the seventh-inning stretch.

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121 Responses to “Bernie Williams throwing first pitch for ALCS Game 4”

  1. justinxdance27 October 19th, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    * Patrick Wilson will perform God Bless America during the seventh-inning stretch.

    Oh, Thank God.

  2. Tyler October 19th, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Bernie!

  3. Erin October 19th, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Hopefully Bernie will bring them more luck than Tino did. ;)

  4. ac1 October 19th, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    melky released by Atlanta. I say bring him back as the extra OF next year. Can play all three positions, and for a back up, his NY numbers would be good.

  5. Ben October 19th, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    We need Ronan Back.

  6. West Coast Yankee Fan October 19th, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    I’m sure if Melky were to come back Kevin Long would teach him how to rest the bat on his shoulder and he would hit .320.

  7. Erica in NY October 19th, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Here’s who is in so far for today’s GTLU.

    Remember- line ups until 2pm

    Unknown
    West Coast Yankee Fan
    Comet
    Oscar Madison
    Upstate Kate
    Erin
    Tim in Trenton
    Shame Spencer
    Vineyard Yankee
    Big Al
    86W183
    Jekikaso

  8. Doreen October 19th, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Ben -

    Why?

  9. Shame Spencer October 19th, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    That’s right, CC would only really have 2 and a half days off before game 7. Hmm.. I think I’d be comfortable in a game 7 with Andy starting and CC being in the pen. And by “comfortable” I mean as comfortable as anyone could be with a win-or-die game.

  10. upstate kate October 19th, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    poor Melky, what a fall from grace…one year hitting those walk offs, hitting for the cycle, being part of a WS team, the next year being released.

    Mick
    I still would have AJ pitch the 4th game. If that is a clinch game for TX, you are already in trouble. Andy is recovering from an injury, Phil is on an innings limit, so no way would they be pitched on short rest.

  11. ac1 October 19th, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Andy is definitely the guy i want starting a game 7.

  12. mick October 19th, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Never said a thing about short rest for Hughes or Andy.

    My point is that we did not take advantage of the position we were in.

    Winning games 1 and 2 were a must. CC and Andy were our best shot. That makes game 3 less important.

    Up 2-1 throwing CC on 3 days in game 4 does not mean Phil and Andy have to go short rest.
    Throw AJ in game 5 up 3-1, then throw Andy game 6 to win it.

  13. UnKnown October 19th, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Is it at all possible to actually have the lead first tonight? Playing from behind is a drag

  14. Kitt6Katt October 19th, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    GTLU!

    SS Jeter
    CF Granderson
    1B Teixeira
    3B Rodriguez
    2B Cano
    RF Swisher
    C Posada
    DH Berkman
    LF Gardner

  15. Bring in the Goose October 19th, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Derek Jeter’s last 8 ABs:

    6K (!), 1H, 1BB

    3 of those came against Colby Lewis…

    Not quite the tablesetter this team needs over the next two games.

    Unfortunately, no alternative.

  16. ac1 October 19th, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    Up 2-1 throwing CC on 3 days in game 4 does not mean Phil and Andy have to go short rest.
    Throw AJ in game 5 up 3-1, then throw Andy game 6 to win it.

    __

    did you watch how cc pitched? You have just stated he would have won game 1 and 4 in your scenario and that is no guarantee.

  17. Shame Spencer October 19th, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    mick – I think where we disagree is that I don’t feel we HAD to win games 1 and 2. As long as we win the next two, which I honestly believe we should, we’ve still done a good job this series. We just have to win the games we’re supposed to win (and apparently, last night was penciled in as a loss for weeks) and we should fair better tonight with a weaker starter on the mound for the Rangers. We have a better pen than they do, so while AJ is also not a great pitcher, we should be able to match them at least in run production.

    CC should be absolutely pumped for his start tomorrow as well. He will have a lot to prove after two forgettable starts.

  18. Doreen October 19th, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    From prior thread:

    The problem with Mike Axisa’s piece and almost every other critical piece written is they all seem to come from an angle of anger (for lack of a better descriptive word right now) or entitlement. Or maybe that’s just how I read them. But I think the way words are put together, the choice of words, etc., gives a pretty good idea of the mindset of the person using them.

    He uses words and phrases that I think are meant simply to rile up an already disappointed readership. I think they are inflammatory and unnecessary. If the message is the Yankees are underproducing offensively this off-season, it can be done without wielding a sledgehammer.

    The media, fans, pretty much everyone, has Cliff Lee on a higher plane. The game was written off before it was begun by many, many people. And yet the fact that the Yankees were unable to do anything against him is still held against THEM and grudgingly credited to Lee.

    This is what aggravates me.

  19. Bring in the Goose October 19th, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Note to Tex:

    Did you see their #3 hitter take a ball oppo into the gap in the 9th?

    Tired of the hack and jack approach from Tex.

    We need a hitter in the 3 hole, not a lumberjack.

  20. Ben October 19th, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    I know Tynan has made some mistakes, but I just love his rendition of God Bless America. We always seem to win when Ronan is in the Stadium.

  21. mick October 19th, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Shame

    You are right in that if we win the next 2 we are ok but would rather have Andy in game 6 in that scenario. Agree?

  22. Ben October 19th, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    SS Jeter
    CF Granderson
    1B Teixeira
    3B Rodriguez
    2B Cano
    RF Swisher
    DH Posada
    C Cervelli
    LF Gardner

  23. Erin October 19th, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    We need a hitter in the 3 hole, not a lumberjack.

    ********************************
    He’s a lumberjack and he’s OK. He sleeps all night and he works all day.

    (sorry, couldn’t help myself) :)

  24. Doreen October 19th, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    I don’t have any problem with the way the rotation was set up. There are other factors to consider, as well. Phil Hughes has pitched well in Texas is a factor. He did not have a good game – perhaps rust, probably rust.

    If we attribute he poor performance to too many days between starts how would starting him 2 days later in Game 3 have helped that? Of all the pitchers on the staff, which pitcher would deal with the extended rest best? Andy Pettitte, that’s who.

    Of all the pitchers on the staff, which pitcher can be absolutely relied upon to keep his team in a close game? Andy Pettitte.

    OF all the pitchers on the Texas Rangers staff, which one could most be depended upon to give up the fewest runs? Cliff Lee.

    Since Lee was not going in game one, the Yankees had the luxury of putting up their best bet to give Lee a run for his money. And Andy produced for them. He did what was expected. What was not expected was that Lee would completely shut them down – I think it’s reasonable to think this lineup could score 2 runs against Lee. They did not. Kudos to Lee. Shame on the Yankees for not getting to the Game 2 pitcher and the bullpen.

  25. Doreen October 19th, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Ben -

    Ronan has a wonderful voice – but the Yankees did not win any championships with Ronan in attendance. Games, perhaps. Championships? No.

    Not that I think there is a correlation. Just sayin’

  26. Shame Spencer October 19th, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    mick – agreed. Can’t really argue there.. That being said, it has nothing to do with a lack of trust regarding Hughes and everything to do with Andy’s sick reliability in the playoffs. That being said – anything can happen. Hughes could turn up big against a beatable Lewis or Andy could have a rough game against him. Personally, I have an itching feeling a lot of talk (assuming we get that far) will be about starting Andy on short rest in game 6.. which I’m also not sure is out of the realm of possibility. If you do that though, you need to be sure you’re going to win it.

  27. mick October 19th, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Doreen

    Nobody beats Lee last night.
    Why waste Andy?
    Win the 2 games in Texas lose game 3, why was game 3 so important? We made it so by not winning the 2 in Texas.
    Hughes is unproven. He had one good game in Texas once.
    He should have pitched last night.

  28. Benny Blanco October 19th, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    Can someone please tell me what tex’s batting average is in the alcs since last year?

  29. Bring in the Goose October 19th, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    SS Jeter
    CF Granderson
    1B Teixeira
    3B Rodriguez
    2B Cano
    RF Swisher
    DH Berkman
    C Cervelli
    LF Gardner

    I think this is enough offense to include Cervelli, and even Cervi should have good at-bats against Hunter.

    AJ needs a security blanket, give it to him.

    Texas will run like nuts on him, so rather have Cervelli.

    And it gives us a good PH option later in the game for Cervelli (Po).

    If Berkman gets turned around, you go to Thames.

  30. champ809 October 19th, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    GTLU

    SS Jeet
    CF Grandyman
    1B Tex
    3B ARod
    2B RobbieBigGameCando/MVP
    RF Swishalishous
    C Jorge
    DH FatElvisInThaHouse
    LF Gardner

  31. Bring in the Goose October 19th, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Apparently El Duque thinks we’ll win the ALCS.

    And he’s praying for the NYYs, too.

    So there IS that…

  32. Captain Clutch October 19th, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Since they are facing a righty tonight I would bat Granderson 2nd and Swish 7th. Swish and Tex look lost and Girardi has to break them up. With AJ on the mound tonight the bats better wake up and have their hitting shoes ready. Moseley better be ready in the bullpen at the 1st sign of trouble and Girardi better not wait until it’s 5-0.

  33. yanks 27 October 19th, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Girardi lost the game by not using MO in the 9th. Even more of a blunder than using Hughes in game 2 and Andy in game 3 and using AJ tonight….

    Can’t wait till he goes to the Cubs…

  34. mick October 19th, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Doreen

    Lee can shut anyone down.
    Playing the odds is what I’m talking about.
    Odds were we beat them with CC and Andy in Texas.
    Odds were we lose game 3, no biggie, we are still up 2-1.
    Odds are we win with CC at home.

    If we go back to Texas up 3-2, which we now have to do with AJ on the mound, down 2-1, then we have Andy ready in game 6. No-brainer and I said it before the series started.

  35. Doreen October 19th, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    mick

    I’m sorry, but you can’t assume Lee will throw a 2-hitter. THen just don’t even bother to show up for the game. Andy gave them the best chance to beat Lee. You can assume it will be a low-scoring game. You can’t assume total domination.

  36. upstate kate October 19th, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Mick
    just for the sake of argument…if you think whatever Yankee pitched last night would be wasted, then why not have AJ pitch?

  37. Robin October 19th, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    # yanks 27 October 19th, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    Girardi lost the game by not using MO in the 9th. Even more of a blunder than using Hughes in game 2 and Andy in game 3 and using AJ tonight….

    Can’t wait till he goes to the Cubs…
    ————————————————————
    you’re gonna have to wait a few years, Cubs already filed their vacancy.

  38. mick October 19th, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Doreen

    By winning game 2 it makes game 3 insignificant.
    That’s why Andy should have started game 2.
    Laws of probability.

  39. upstate kate October 19th, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    why would you bring Mo in last night? the Yankees were down 3 runs, and the bullpen had been great the first 2 games. If Mo had come in, and the Yankees lost anyway, there would have been even more second guessing.

  40. Doreen October 19th, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    If the Yankees win the next 2 they go to Texas up 3-2 anyway. And Phil Hughes pitches again in Texas where he’s had success in the past, this time with full rest.

    mick -

    I know what you’re saying. If the Yankees played it out that way, it would have been fine with me. But I had no problem with this way, either.

  41. Bring in the Goose October 19th, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    Tex:

    (AB, R, H)

    2009 ALCS

    Teixeira, 1B 5 0 1

    Teixeira, 1B 5 0 0

    Teixeira, 1B 3 0 0

    Teixeira, 1B 5 1 1

    Teixeira, 1B 5 1 2

    Teixeira, 1B 4 0 2

    2010 ALDS

    Teixeira, 1B 5 2 2

    Teixeira, 1B 4 0 1

    Teixeira, 1B 4 0 1

    2010 ALCS

    Teixeira, 1B 4 1 0

    Teixeira, 1B 4 0 0

    Teixeira, 1B 3 0 0

  42. Erica in NY October 19th, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    0 Days, 6 Hours, and 30 Minutes until Game 4 of the ALCS :grin:

  43. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 19th, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    1146PM, yankees tie the series at 2-2 ;-)

  44. Doreen October 19th, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    The difference in the Yankees’ thinking and the fans’ thinking is the Yankees weren’t giving away the Cliff Lee game or the AJ game.

  45. Yankee Trader October 19th, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    GTLU:

    Jeter SS
    Granderson CF
    Teixeira 1B
    A-Rod 3B
    Cano 2B
    Swisher RF
    Berkman DH
    Cervelli C
    Gardner LF

  46. mick October 19th, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    # upstate kate October 19th, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Mick
    just for the sake of argument…if you think whatever Yankee pitched last night would be wasted, then why not have AJ pitch?
    =========================
    Kate
    If you threw Phil in game 4 and cc in 5 andy in 6 that would leave aj in game 7, hmmmmm….

  47. upstate kate October 19th, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    ah yes Mick, I forgot about that :) that would be a very bad idea!

  48. Bronx Jeers October 19th, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    They scored 2 runs on Saturday and none last night.

    They’d be down 2-1 no matter who was pitching.

    Phil’s been better on the road this season, he’s had great success in Texas and he pitched a gem in his last game.

  49. West Coast Yankee Fan October 19th, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    I think the Yankees must win both games in NY. Going back to Texas having to win 2 in a row there with Lee pitching game 7 is not a recipe for moving on.

  50. Niblick October 19th, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Damn the Cubbies!

  51. mick October 19th, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    # upstate kate October 19th, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    ah yes Mick, I forgot about that :) that would be a very bad idea!
    =============================
    But I like the idea of Andy in game 6…

  52. Yankee Trader October 19th, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Just noticed Mike Quade , interim manager for Cubs is now hired by them on 2 year deal.

    Also see that Melky Cabrera was non tendered by the Braves.

    Yankees need to find their offense tonight so they can build an early very big lead as a cushion for AJ.

    As for Lee, if you can’t beat him, Buy Him!!!!

  53. Erica in NY October 19th, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Very important-

    I bought apple juice for tonight’s game

  54. Betsy October 19th, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    No thanks on Greinke, for many reasons. I want Lee……

    I really, really don’t get the criticism by fans and the media about game 2/game 3. People make it sound like the Yankees would have definitely won games 1 and 2 and that’s obviously not so. The biggest reason why Andy pitched yesterday is so that he could line up for a game 7. Yes, Phil had pitched well in TX, but the Yankees wanted Big Game Andy in game 7….so all the other reasons are relatively meaningless. We are not down in this series because of the pitching flip flop. We are down because our SP aside from Andy has been atrocious and our hitting, even discounting last night, has not been good. The Rangers have been by far the better team.

  55. YankFanCA October 19th, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    You can eat and drink any stupid concoction you wish, but all that matters is the season rests on the erratic arm and mind of one AJ Burnett.

  56. Tyler October 19th, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    I cannot believe that Cubs hired Quadde (sp?) as their manager. I honestly thought Girardi was going there and I was honestly happy about that. Should be no great debate now. Girardi will be the manager of the 2011 New York Yankees.

  57. Fran the original October 19th, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Erica,

    Here is my line-up:

    Jeter SS
    Granderson CF
    Tex 1B
    A-Rod 3B
    Cano 2B
    Swisher RF
    Posada C
    Berkman DH
    Gardner LF

    Thanks :)

  58. Erica in NY October 19th, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    YankFanCA October 19th, 2010 at 1:42 pm
    You can eat and drink any stupid concoction you wish, but all that matters is the season rests on the erratic arm and mind of one AJ Burnett.

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

    I have no idea why, but I have a very strong hunch the good AJ is showing up tonight

  59. Tyler October 19th, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Erica-

    Lets start our game superstitions before the first pitch tonight instead of when they are already down 5 runs :).

  60. Doreen October 19th, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Erica -

    I have apple schnapps. Will that work? :)

  61. mick October 19th, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    Games 3 and 7 are Lee’s games. Chances are, although some dispute this, he wins these games.
    Why not have played this series like a 6 game series?
    Outrageous, you say?
    Up 2-0 coming home negates game 3. Now we are down and AJ is on the mound.
    Like your chances?

  62. Laura - I Bleed Blue October 19th, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    We have to win the next three games. Thats the bottom line.

  63. LGY October 19th, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Betsy

    Why are you against acquiring Greinke?

  64. Bronx Jeers October 19th, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    I bought apple juice for tonight’s game

    ——————————————————–

    What about the apple jack cookies?

    Or was that Doreen?

    You know with all the inspiration/pledge/tribute dishes we come up with I bet you we could open a popular Yankee theme restaurant.

  65. Betsy October 19th, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    I don’t see what Axisa said that was so wrong……..it’s the truth. Although, I have no issue with Jeter and I think he’ll be much better next year.

  66. Yankee Trader October 19th, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    “I have no idea why, but I have a very strong hunch the good AJ is showing up tonight.”

    The question is- how long can we count on the good AJ being good???????

  67. Tyler October 19th, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Up 2-0 coming home negates game 3. Now we are down and AJ is on the mound.
    Like your chances?
    ——————————-

    To be honest right now I don’t like the chances with any Yanks pitchers besides Pettite and he’s matched up with Lee. Neither Sabathia or Hughes has inspired much confidence here recently. Maybe Burnett has a chip on his shoulder. Who knows.

  68. Erica in NY October 19th, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Tyler October 19th, 2010 at 1:44 pm
    Erica-

    Lets start our game superstitions before the first pitch tonight instead of when they are already down 5 runs
    **************

    LOL…. I will do my best.

    I’ll make sure that the Yankee Snoopys are in correct position at game time. And I will chug my glass of Apple Juice with the first pitch.

    I love chicken, but I am not sure about this supersitition. And 8pm is too late for me to have dinner

  69. EA October 19th, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    Pretty much have to win the next 3 to win the series

  70. Tyler October 19th, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    The Royals are going to ask for Montero for Greinke. I’d be hesitant to do that. Greinke is a very very good pitcher but I wouldn’t part with Montero for him.

  71. Erica in NY October 19th, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Doreen October 19th, 2010 at 1:44 pm
    Erica -

    I have apple schnapps. Will that work?
    ************

    Hmm.. that sounds yummy!

    You may need it to get through the game thread

  72. Betsy October 19th, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    I don’t buy the rust factor with Phil – he’d pitched on longer rest against Minny and was great. He’s inconsistent. Sometimes he’ll have “eh” stuff and be able to fight through it and other times he’ll blow up – for lack of stuff and other pitches.

  73. YankFanCA October 19th, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    The good AJ? Who is that? Sorry, but it’s been so long since he’s made an appearance, I can’t recall the shadowy form. What a shambles the Yankee rotation is.

    I hope like hell we advance, but I have to acknowledge that this team is not champion caliber. Erratic rotation + aging and inconsistent offensive components = pure frustration.

  74. YankFanCA October 19th, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Agree 100% w/ EA. Either they somehow rip off three straight, or it’s home to Trick-or-Treat with the kids.

  75. mick October 19th, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    We are not down in this series because of the pitching flip flop.
    ========================================
    How do you know that?
    Are you saying Phil had a better chance of winning game 2 over Andy?
    Andy has a better chance over Phil in ANY game, which is why he was our #2 starter not Phil.

  76. Betsy October 19th, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    Tyler, I wouldn’t part with anyone for Greinke. First priority is Lee, no question. MAYBE I go after Greinke if we can’t get him because I don’t love our rotation otherwise but that’s a big maybe. I have no idea how he’d do in NY – both for his “issues” and just because he’s a small town guy and I don’t want to ravage our farm system.

  77. EA October 19th, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    LGY, I actually was thinking about that today (buying Lee after he dominates us). I have to say, I agree with you about that. As much as he would help us, the mentality is wrong.

  78. Kitt6Katt October 19th, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    If it comes to Game 7 and Lee pitches, here is the plan. Put in Pena or Golson to hit lead off. During the first at bat, any pitch inside, the batter gets all pissed at charges the mound. “He tried to throw at me!” Bring Lee down!

    Bush league, I know, but desperate times call for desperate measures!

    Won’t be necessary though, if the Yanks win the next three.

  79. Erica in NY October 19th, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    10 Minute warning for GTLU

    The Game ends today at 2pm….

    No exceptions will be made!!!!!

  80. Betsy October 19th, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Tyler, darn. I’m really “eh” on Girardi. I don’t get why the Yankees are so hot for him.

  81. Doreen October 19th, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Bronx Jeers -

    I did Apple Jack cookies last year. I thought the results (AJ’s Performances) were mixed, and the cookies were just okay.

  82. YankFanCA October 19th, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    Would LOVE to see Tex and Cano flip-flopped tonight. Not sure Girardi has the balls to actually do it though.

  83. Betsy October 19th, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    Tyler, I would imagine CC would pitch a lot better – and he has to. He’s the ace and there are no more excuses. Basically, I agree………even if we get to a game 6, that’s a game I am extremely uncomfortable with. Now our pen is an issue as well.

  84. YankFanCA October 19th, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Betsy — The Yanks could use some inspiration from their skipper right about now. I don’t believe short-arms has that in him.

  85. Tyler October 19th, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Quade did lead the Cubs to a 24-13 record once he took over which I didn’t realize and the players seem to really like him. Sandburg was obviously pretty disappointed. Doesn’t look like he will stay in the Cubs organization.

    I don’t know if the Yanks are that hot for Girardi especially if they continue to get crushed this series but I don’t know who else they could get at this point… Girardi leaving for Chicago would have made the choice a lot easier…

  86. Bring in the Goose October 19th, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Last time AJ threw off a mound he drilled two of his own players, and his first pitch hit the backstop screen.

    Any hunch I have is that he is at least so-so. No way he rebounds from that and is strong.

    This is going to be one of these games:

    AJ: 3.2IP, 3ER, 3BB, 3K, 1HR

    Dustin: 2.1IP, 2ER, 1BB, 4K

    Joba: 1IP, 1ER, 1H, 1K, 1HR

    Boone: .1IP, 1H, 1K

    Kerry: .2IP, 1H,

    Mariano: 1IP, 1K

    NYY: 7, TEX: 6

    I honestly believe we’ll need to score 7 runs.

    The long ball will be needed tonight, and early.

  87. Shame Spencer October 19th, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Apple schnapps + caramel liquor = fantastic!!

  88. LGY October 19th, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Betsy

    If you are uncomfortable with Hughes in game 6 why were you so against the idea of him starting only once this series?

  89. Betsy October 19th, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    LGY, I just don’t. First of all, he didn’t even have a good year this year. Mostly, though, I am absolutely against giving up blue-chip prospects for a guy I can not be certain can handle NY. I remember when Moose was an O, he would come to NY and basically stay in his hotel – he was a small town guy. Obviously he eventually came and thrived, because he was convinced that he didn’t have to live in NYC. Moose didn’t have any issues with anxiety, though. Greinke would have to live with the pressures of NY every day, every outing. It’s not for everyone even those who don’t have an anxiety disorder. I think he’s way too big a risk.

  90. Shame Spencer October 19th, 2010 at 1:56 pm

    Kitt – Bush league or not, I like the way you think! Too bad Farnsworth isn’t still on our team. I’d send him to bat just so he could charge the mound.

  91. YankFanCA October 19th, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Mathematically, assuming the Yanks need to win 3 straight, their odds are roughly: (0.5) x (0.5) x (0.5) = .125 or 12.5%. This of course assumes that each team has a 50% chance of winning each game. I personally think 12.5% is roughly what their chance of making it to the WS is.

  92. Betsy October 19th, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    LGY, I don’t want to get into an argument over this, but things changed for me after game 2.

  93. LGY October 19th, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    Ill be at the forefront of the trade for Greinke over signing Lee movement this offseason.

    Be ready LoHud! :)

  94. Doreen October 19th, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    They wouldn’t be getting Lee because he dominates the Yankees. They’d be getting Lee because he is a dominant pitcher, period, one who has proved he has the mettle (to say the least) to compete in high pressure games in the big spotlight. Plus he is a lefty. Plus, right now they have 2 definite good pitchers next year – CC and Hughes; AJ is AJ; Andy, to me, is a maybe because of the looming possibility of retirement. They need 2 pitchers. Maybe Andy is one of those. They still need another. I don’t think any of the young pitchers are ready. I don’t think Joba is under consideration, but who knows.

    I know I don’t know the Greinke situation more than anyone else, but to me, that’s asking for a situation. It’s too big a risk. You don’t cure what ails him, you manage it. And he’s done an admirable job of doing so.

  95. blackaccord October 19th, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    I think yanks should have gone with AJ in game 3 against Lee.. That way we would have had Andy in game 4… CC in game 5, Hughes in Game 6 and Andy in Game 7 on short rest with everyone available from the bullpen (against Lee) and that Game 7 is only if needed.. that would have given us a good change to wrap up the series in 6…

  96. West Coast Yankee Fan October 19th, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    Aww Tom Bosley has passed away. That generation is going fast.

  97. upstate kate October 19th, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    it isn’t Girardi’s fault that CC and Phil had bad outings. It isn’t Girardi’s fault the batters aren’t hitting. He has put the A line up out every night, it isn’t his fault if they don’t execute.

    Washington gets raked over the coals the first night for bullpen use and base running blunders. The next night he runs the same bullpen guys out there and once again they are agressive on the base paths, but this time it works, so now he is a genius

  98. Tyler October 19th, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Betsy-

    I don’t think the ‘pen is that much of an issue. They had a bad inning last night but they have been lights out this postseason. I still trust Robertson and Logan is a 1 batter type of guy. Wood has been pretty good, Mo is Mo, Joba has actually looked pretty good, Moseley is a pretty darn good long man. I’m not worried about the pen just because they let the game get away in the 9th yesterday.

  99. LGY October 19th, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Betsy

    Why argument? Just a question for discussion?

  100. Betsy October 19th, 2010 at 1:59 pm

    Tyler, Cash and Hal love Joe…..Joe hasn’t done anything wrong in this series to deserve them coming down on him, so if he wants to stay, he’ll stay.

    As to Quade, I’ve no idea who he is, but the Cubs should realize that that winning record was compiled in September, when many kids are playing -and when the Cubs were long out of the race. I think it could be a mistake, hiring him based on one good streak.

  101. Betsy October 19th, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    LGY, because when I mention Phil it always leads to an argument.

  102. blackaccord October 19th, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    My lineup …

    Jeter SS
    Granderson CF
    Tex 1B
    A-Rod 3B
    Cano 2B
    Swisher RF
    Posada C
    Berkman DH
    Gardner LF

  103. Erica in NY October 19th, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    Guess the Line Up is now over for the day.

    No more line up submissions please.

    Thank you to all who participated

  104. Erica in NY October 19th, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    blackaccord-

    Just in time :-)

  105. Tyler October 19th, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    upstate kate-

    I understand Girardi can’t make the players hit but he needs to realize that his offense is slumping and push the action a little more IMO. Granderson was obviously overmatched last night so why not bunt for a hit. Make something happen. The guys playing base to base waiting for a 3 run bomb that is not coming right now. This dates back to the regular season IMO. I was excited when they hired Girardi before ’08 but he’s disappointed me.

  106. Betsy October 19th, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Next year:

    CC: stud
    Phil: to me he’s a ?
    Andy: when he pitches, he will be good – but will he get hurt? He’s old.
    AJ: not much needs to be said.

    The Yankees need Lee.

  107. cs in la October 19th, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Poor Melk:

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/.....brera.html

    Who got the better end of the deal? Yankees or Braves? Tough one.

  108. Shame Spencer October 19th, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Second guessing anything now isn’t really doing a lot of good. Our starters for the next four games are AJ, CC, Hughes, and Andy – for better or for worse. And personally, I believe every single one of those guys should be able to win in their next starts. They can, they have, and they will.

  109. West Coast Yankee Fan October 19th, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    Greinke will be providing the Royals a list of the 10-12 teams on his no-trade list after the world series. If the Yankees are on it, this is all a moot point.

    If we are not on it. I am sure Cashman and his staff will do their due diligence and talk to Greinke and others to assess what kind of risk it would be to bring him here.

  110. Betsy October 19th, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Wow – RIP Tom Bosley.

    I never saw Happy Days, but he was Sheriff Tupper on Murder She Wrote and so I have a great affection for him.

  111. Kitt6Katt October 19th, 2010 at 2:02 pm

    Shame, thanks. I am part of the group that loved A-Rods “HA!” play a few years back. Makes me giggle. :)

    Whatever it takes to get Lee out of the game!

  112. Shame Spencer October 19th, 2010 at 2:06 pm

    Kitt – I’m a part of that group too!!! Oh goodness! I didn’t think there were more of us!! Arod’s “HA!” play was probably one of my favorites.

  113. Tyler October 19th, 2010 at 2:07 pm

    I just wish Atlanta would have released Mclouth so Francesca what have had to address that.

  114. blackaccord October 19th, 2010 at 2:08 pm

    Erica in NY October 19th, 2010 at 2:00 pm
    blackaccord-

    Just in time

    ————————-

    I was late for game 1 of the ALDS and since the yanks won and I’m very very superstitious, I didnt play at all… but none of my stuff is working with the yanks the last 2 games… So I went back to last year’s ritual of playing GTLU..:)

  115. G-C October 19th, 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Only in Yankee land is a guy who went 18-8 with a 4.20 a ? for next year.

    In any event, I can’t say I’m not surprised that we’re down, but I can’t say I’m panicked either.

    I really think the focus that this game demands is going to bring out the best in AJ. There is no doubt in my mind that his focus waned up 3-1 in both the ALCS and the WS last year. I’ll take a leap of faith and say I’d be surprised if he doesn’t give us a chance to win the game.

    We’ll win 3 straight and can pop champagne and enjoy the weekend beginning on Friday. Just frustrating that it won’t happen a little faster.

  116. Tyler October 19th, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    That’s a tough question. Elvis Andrus? It was Angels-Yanks idiot. I’d say Hughes.

  117. austinmac October 19th, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    I don’t follow the logic of starting Cervelli who hasn’t played well defensively, doesn’t hit with power and has had Burnett pitch horribly with him behind the plate. Could Burnett be any worse with Posada? I think we can conclude the catcher has nothing to do with Burnett’s struggles. The offense is struggling enough without putting Cervelli in the lineup.

  118. Betsy October 19th, 2010 at 2:17 pm

    Yeah, ok G-C………..

  119. austinmac October 19th, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the Yankees and the Red Sox are on Greinke’s no trade list. I seem to recall he has said something to the effect of not liking the big cities. It is possible I am confusing him with another. Does anyone recall anything along this line?

  120. Cashmoney October 19th, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    The offense needs to get going. Derek needs to somehow get on base and not swinging pitches at his eye level. Tex needs to stop swing feebly over off speed stuff. Along that line, pretty much everybody this side of Cano and Granderson could use a few hits. I hope Burnett can channel all the naysayers’ negativities (me included) into positive fury against those antlers and claws clowns. Texas has outplayed us in virtually facets of the game. Let’s hope we can switch the pendulum of momentum tonight.

    In Burnett I do not trust but have no other options.

  121. The Genius Maker October 19th, 2010 at 3:00 pm

    I just want to go on record for the 10th time that I would like CC to pitch tonight so that he is available to pitch game 7 if needed. I will worry about tomorrow, tomorrow, but I would be fine pitching both Hughes and Pettitte on short rest. People made a big deal about it last year and it wasn’t a big deal.

    the Yanks put Hughes 2nd because he has pitched well on the road and Andy has pitched better at home…simple as that.

    Oh and Jeter should not bat leadoff against righties…the same thing i said months ago.

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