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ALCS Game 5: Yankees vs. Rangers

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Oct 20, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

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

LHP CC Sabathia (1-0, 7.20)
Sabathia vs. Rangers

RANGERS (3-1)
Elvis Andrus SS
Michael Young 3B
Josh Hamilton CF
Vlad Guerrero DH
Nelson Cruz LF
Ian Kinsler 2B
Jeff Francoeur RF
Matt Treanor C
Mitch Moreland 1B

LHP C.J. Wilson (1-0, 2.03)
Wilson vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 4:07 p.m. ET / TBS

UMPIRES: HP Fieldin Culbreth, 1B Brian Gorman, 2B Gerry Davis, 3B Tony Randazzo, LF Jim Reynolds, RF Angel Hernandez

WEATHER: Temperatures in the low 60s, dipping into the 50s. It’s cloudy with a some wind blowing out to left field.

ONE AWAY: If the Rangers win tonight, they will advance to the World Series for the first time in franchise history. This is the 50th season of that franchise (the Senators debuted in 1961 and moved to Texas in 1972). No franchise has taken longer to advance to its first World Series.

AVOID THREE STRAIGHT:  The Yankees have lost three consecutive home games in a postseason series since the 1942 World Series against St. Louis. The Yankees have never lost an ALCS Game 5 at home. The Rangers have played in only once Game 5 — in any round — in franchise history. That was the division series clincher against the Rays.

TWO FOR THREE: Robinson Cano and Josh Hamilton have each hit at least three homers in this series. It’s the fourth time two different players have hit three home runs in the same ALCS. The Yankees have been involved in three of the four: In 1996, Darryl Strawberry and the Orioles Todd Zeile hit three homers apiece. In 2003, Jason Giambi and the Red Sox Trot Nixon had three homers. In 2008, Evan Longoria, B.J. Upton, Dustin Pedroia and Carlos Pena all have three home runs.

BIRTHDAY’S REMEMBERED: Today is the birthday of both Mickey Mantle (1931) and Bob Sheppard (1910).

UPDATE, 3:57 p.m.: Very classy move by the Yankees, a moment of silence for Sheppard on what would have been his 100th birthday. Also, is everyone aware that this is an afternoon game? This place is empty.

UPDATE, 4:04 p.m.: The Yankees said they wanted this game to feel like just another game. Mission accomplished. As Sam just said, this feels like mid-June getaway day against the Blue Jays. What little crowd is here just doesn’t seem into it.

UPDATE, 4:10 p.m.: My bad on the early Rangers lineup. Forgot to update with Treanor instead of Molina.

UPDATE, 4:11 p.m.: If Josh Hamilton goes 4-for-4 with four singles, the Yankees will be OK with that.

UPDATE, 4:45 p.m.: RBI single by Jorge Posada has given the Yankees a 1-0 lead in the second. Wilson has already walked two in this inning.

UPDATE, 4:46 p.m.: Make that 3-0 Yankees on an RBI single by Curtis Granderson and two defensive mistakes by the Rangers. Posada pushed the issue by trying to score on that throw that got past Young, and it became a run when Wilson rushed the throw home.

UPDATE, 5:08 p.m.: The offense is showing some life today, and the now that the stadium has filled, the fans are showing some life as well. It’s 5-0 on back-to-back homers by Swisher and Cano.

UPDATE, 5:25 p.m.: Attention Yankees first basemen: Be careful out there!

UPDATE, 5:55 p.m.: Huge at-bat right there. Hamilton has been a beast, and Sabathia got the double play that ended the inning, not the three-run home run that would have pulled the Rangers within one.

UPDATE, 5:56 p.m.: Nelson Cruz is out of the game. Not sure why.

UPDATE, 5:59 p.m.: Cruz is day-to-day with tightness in his left hamstring.

UPDATE, 6:08 p.m.: Couple of walks, a double and a sac fly. The offense is finally having  a nice game. It’s 6-1 after five innings.

UPDATE, 6:31 p.m.: The old setup outside, throw inside. It’s a trick that doesn’t work very often, but it got the Yankees out of the sixth with only one run scoring. That’s probably it for Sabathia, with Kerry Wood loose in the bullpen. This was kind of a Pettitte start for Sabathia: Plenty of base runners, but also plenty of huge pitches and double plays. He did what he needed to do, and it’s a 6-2 Yankees lead.

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786 Responses to “ALCS Game 5: Yankees vs. Rangers”

  1. Dj October 20th, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    Let’s go Yankees!

  2. BIG AL October 20th, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Let’s GO YANKEES!

    Big game for us all, CC lead us on to victory.

  3. Doreen October 20th, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Go Yankees!

  4. BIG AL October 20th, 2010 at 3:58 pm

    Let folks.

  5. upstate kate October 20th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    we play today, we win today…and then we play tomorrow!

  6. Chambliss October 20th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Not exactly a productive afternoon in the office. Let’s Go Yankees. The fans want more baseball this weekend.

  7. upstate kate October 20th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    oops…of course I mean “we” play Friday

  8. Dj October 20th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    I got to work at 6 am and worked through lunch so I could get home in time for the game…let’s go!

  9. start_wearing_pink October 20th, 2010 at 4:01 pm

    Go Yankees!

  10. Erica in NY October 20th, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    upstate kate October 20th, 2010 at 4:00 pm
    we play today, we win today?and then we play tomorrow!

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

    And that is why I do the countdowns :-)

  11. Erica in NY October 20th, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    I really wish I had the foresight to come in early so I could leave at 4…..

  12. grafxkid October 20th, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    any place to find this online…besides mlb radio?

  13. Tom in N.J. October 20th, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    THE? HORN OF HELM HAMMERHAND WILL SOUND IN THE DEEP ONE LAST TIME!

  14. UnKnown October 20th, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Hopefully the players want this season to continue more than the fans do. Lets Go!

  15. start_wearing_pink October 20th, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    http://atdhe.net/26134/watch-t.....rk-yankees

  16. grafxkid October 20th, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    i’m blacked out on the atdhe.net site for the game. thank you kindly anyways.

  17. YanksfaninPA October 20th, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    Lets do it boys…live on to ATLEASE 1 more game!

  18. 4time October 20th, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    eboland11
    Been to funerals with more juice than this building has right now. Of course, I am Irish

  19. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Andrus is an annoying little rat

  20. Irreverent Discourse October 20th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    some random thoughts…

    I hate TBS, they have ruined the postseason for me.

    the TBS crew is awful. i would rather listen to buck/mccarver, and that says a LOT. smoltz has surprisingly little insight about baseball in general, and combined with ron darling it couldn’t be more obvious they are rooting for the rangers.

    the on screen displays are so close to the edge of the screen, half the strikezone box is off the screen for me and anyone else using a projo HD tv. when they do replays the box is farther towards the middle and I can see it.

    having the strikezone on the screen the whole time does not make baseball more enjoyable to watch. it just makes you realize how awful the umpires really are.

    the UPS commercial drives me nuts. it’s not logistics, its called i’m using fedex from now on… because of your damned song.

    how did rangers fans manage to buy an entire section of the main level?

    why is that the only section of fans that they show in the entire stadium?

    why doesn’t roll-call get television coverage… or even a mention? always wondered this…

    but most importantly…

    who schedules midweek DAY GAMES in the playoffs? do they hate money? now the stadium looks empty in the most important game of the year. not only did we not get home field for the series, we essentially lost a home crowd for one of those 3 games we DID get.

  21. Dj October 20th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    # Erica in NY October 20th, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    I really wish I had the foresight to come in early so I could leave at 4…..

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

    Oh, I was a zombie all day, but it was worth it.

  22. grafxkid October 20th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    didn’t realize i still have mlb audio from the season active. woo hoo. cmon boys!!

  23. David October 20th, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    “Also, is everyone aware that this is an afternoon game? This place is empty.”

    I still hope they win, but after watching the team’s play second half of the year, the bad managing decision (topped off by the decision to let AJ pitch, especially in game for, I’d rather have ceded game 3 to Lee and give Pettite a chance to win game 4)- I’d pretty much given up hope for this year after losing game 2

    :-(

  24. Bryan October 20th, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    CC already showing up

    Ha

  25. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    fans were really into it last night, but how many times can they get up and cheer when the team can’t get up to play?

  26. Dj October 20th, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Yes, DP!

  27. blake October 20th, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Nice Job CC

  28. Irreverent Discourse October 20th, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    oh, and i’m sick of this moose and claw crap.

    stealing second base is not an amazing play, neither is getting to first base on a hit in the hole.

    so don’t put your stupid moose sign up like you did something amazing.

  29. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    maybe the yankees should watch some film on how the rays handled hamilton.

  30. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Still can’t get Hamilton out.

  31. billy October 20th, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    “how did rangers fans manage to buy an entire section of the main level?”

    honestly? how the hell they do this?

  32. Betsy October 20th, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    Fans had a choice – go to work and get paid or go to a game they don’t feel that good about and root on a team they don’t feel that good about. I can’t blame them for making the first choice.

  33. Betsy October 20th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    CC on regular rest and he’s not sharp. He really has to be better…….

  34. G-C October 20th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    CC’s overthrowing and still only touching 92-93 on the gun.

    I’m not sure how much left he has in the tank.

    Gonna have to grind this one out. Lets go big boy.

  35. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    i was wondering the same thing about how rangers fans got a whole section to themselves.

  36. start_wearing_pink October 20th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    CC looks determined today.

  37. G-C October 20th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    Scratch that.

    Best pitch he’s made all postseason.

    Strike NOW. No excuses.

  38. Irreverent Discourse October 20th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    betsy – and its a decision they had to make (and take off for) 2 or 3 weeks ago when they bought tickets, so i don’t buy the “team playing like crap” excuse.

  39. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Get some friggin runs now.

  40. Dj October 20th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Scoreless top of the first! Come on, Yankees, let’s break out early with some runs…

  41. SJ44 October 20th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    The Rangers didn’t buy those tickets. Those are the seats designated to the travel party of the road team, per MLB rules.

    The day game was part of the change Bud made to the post-season schedule last year when fans clamored for more day games in the post-season.

  42. blake October 20th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Great pitch.

    I don’t think it had anything to so with the Rays…I think Hamilton was just rusty in their series….unfortunately he’s found his timing since.

  43. Chambliss October 20th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    I would not pitch to Hamilton at this point. Vladdy is tough, but you can pitch to him. Make someone else beat you.

    CC gets though the first, a bit bumpy was the ride, but no runs.

  44. Chase October 20th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Where are the fans?

  45. Betsy October 20th, 2010 at 4:16 pm

    That’s a good point, ID…………….but I’m still not going to kill them. It’s probably a schlep into the Bronx and the Yankees have played terrible baseball.

  46. SJ44 October 20th, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Betsy,

    It has nothing to do with how the team is playing.

    All the tickets are sold.

    Between traffic and a mid-week day game, it’s not surprising it’s a late arriving crowd.

    Just because you are down on everything surrounding this team, it doesn’t mean everyone else shares your viewpoint.

  47. LGY October 20th, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    CC gets stronger as he gets settled in and the games go on.

    Know your players guys!

  48. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    good to move cano up. even if no one gets on base before him, at least get him one more AB.

  49. Irreverent Discourse October 20th, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    SJ44 – i guess he didn’t get the memo that they meant “weekend” day games :( who in their right mind wants to have to take off of work during the playoffs?

    they set aside good seats like that for the teams traveling posse? that seems like pisspoor planning on the yankees part. i understand that family and friends get seats, but those are generally field level (they showed the rangers wives club in game 2 and they were not in that main level section). i don’t remember seeing an entire section of twins/angels/whatever fans at previous post season games…

  50. Betsy October 20th, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    SJ, we’ll see…………in any case, this doesn’t bother me as much as it apparently bothers other people. Regardless of crowd noise, the team has to show up and do its job.

  51. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    making it worse is that hack giuliani is in my line of vision behind home plate.

  52. Dj October 20th, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    My co-worker is at today’s game…huge Yankees fan, has had season tickets for years. I’m sure he’s not late.

  53. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    good to see balls that nearly hit the dirt are called strikes today.

  54. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    The Yanks should be prepared for a gigantic strike zone today.

  55. blake October 20th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Two pretty good swings…both outs hit hard.

  56. StreetMeatSteve October 20th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    http://grab.by/6XUE

  57. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    I HATE this new stadium. The Trop has better acoustics

  58. Box607 October 20th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Just had an epiphany. For some reason I thought “maybe the Yankees smack CJ Wilson around today (like 10 runs) allowing CC to exit early such that CC would be available to relieve Pettitte in game 7 ala Randy Johnson relieving Schilling in game 7 in 2001.” I know its one inning at a time now for the Yanks. But it was a postive thought that ran through my head and we need all the positve thoughts we can muster.

  59. SJ44 October 20th, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    It’s not the Yankees call on the ticket location.

    It’s MLB. Their event planning staff works with the post-season teams on seat locations and event prep.

    The Yankee traveling party has the same choice seats in Texas.

    TBS just didn’t show it on their telecast.

  60. Chambliss October 20th, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    The Stadium seemed pretty loud last night early in the game when AJ had two strikes on a few batters. It was nice to see the people in the Legends seats actually standing and clapping.

  61. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    another fantastic first inning by the offense.

  62. Betsy October 20th, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Then TBS has an agenda, to make Yankee fans look like bozos

  63. Bronx Jeers October 20th, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    # Jim October 20th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    I HATE this new stadium. The Trop has better acoustics

    ——————————————————————————————

    Are you there now?

    If so, I totally agree. I can’t hear/understand any of the announcements.

  64. Chambliss October 20th, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    1-2-3 ugh

  65. Erica in NY October 20th, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Betsy October 20th, 2010 at 4:23 pm
    Then TBS has an agenda, to make Yankee fans look like bozos
    ****************

    No.

    Its because they Yankee travelling party doesn’t need antlers or Yankee doodle hats or anything of the sort.

    And people just sitting there enjoying the game doesn’t make for as good TV. Antlers do

  66. Bring in the Goose October 20th, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Betsy October 20th, 2010 at 4:23 pm
    Then TBS has an agenda, to make Yankee fans look like bozos

    ———————————————————————————

    No. They don’t, Betsy.

  67. Chambliss October 20th, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    At this point you would think that TBS would want the Yankees to win to extend the series.

    CC will get better as the game progresses.

  68. Betsy October 20th, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Well in any case, it doesn’t really bother me if fans are at YS or not……….it’s about the team.

  69. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    CC doesn’t exactly look unhittable today.

  70. Cashman needs to go October 20th, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    3 hits 1.1 innings pitched…..anyone see a pettern here?

  71. start_wearing_pink October 20th, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    TBS has no agenda.

  72. ConcernedCitizen October 20th, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    “The Stadium seemed pretty loud last night early in the game when AJ had two strikes on a few batters”

    It was. The stadium wasn’t shaking, but it was loud.

  73. UnKnown October 20th, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Feels like we can’t give up one run even to have a chance. Sudden Death Golden Goal

  74. Betsy October 20th, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    Maybe he’s just tired from his workload………..not just this year, but in the last couple of years. People always assume he can handle it because he’s big………but CC is still human.

  75. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    CC really has to start locating his fastball. As we have seen this team will kill you if you keep missing over the plate with fastballs. I really wonder if he is out of gas.

  76. Dj October 20th, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Yay, the runner didn’t advance on the fly out! 1 more out!

  77. Chambliss October 20th, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    Another dp would be nice…

  78. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    as long as cc keeps it in the park, and keeps the hits to singles, there is hope.

  79. Irreverent Discourse October 20th, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    I don’t know, the stadium is pretty loud if you are there, it just doesn’t sound loud on TV.

    2 main reasons i think

    1) the open/flatter bowl design of the stadium doesn’t trap sound like the old house did.

    2) people are not all in their seats, at any given time there are probably 10-15k people wandering around the concourse, or watching from behind the good seats. that sound does not seem to travel into the bowl.

  80. Tom in N.J. October 20th, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    Who needs a Radio Link?:

    http://www.770espn.com/streame.....eamer=true

  81. SJ44 October 20th, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    0 runs. That’s what counts.

  82. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Girardi rides CC all year like he is a machine. If he is out of gas no one should be surprised. Girardi has to lay off of him a little bit in the next couple of years.

  83. Irreverent Discourse October 20th, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    betsy – people don’t assume he can handle it because he’s big. if anything that would be a detriment to his stamina.

    they assume he can handle it because he does. if he was out of gas CC would lose his breaking pitches first, not his fastball location.

    to be honest, if you watch him pitch over the years, his fastball location is never that good. when his other pitches are working, it makes the fastball unhittable so it doesn’t matter where he throws it.

  84. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    offense HAS TO SHOW UP

  85. Dj October 20th, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Another scoreless inning for CC! Yay!

  86. Tom in N.J. October 20th, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Lets go Bats!

  87. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Unlike AJ, CC usually gets that last out……

  88. Charlie October 20th, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    So the Rangers have three hits already and the Yankees have none. Game 5: Nothing different.

  89. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    Alex, time to be Alex.

  90. Irreverent Discourse October 20th, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    loser fans will always be loser fans. lots of them around here.

  91. UnKnown October 20th, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Every zero that CC throws up there is like another lease on life. This team has to take advantage on one of them soon. Oh so very soon.

  92. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 20th, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    Just stopping in to say I am joining up (just got home but heard everything on the radio) but will go to the alternate forum, not because this forum isn’t fun but I’m trying to get back to what I was doing the last time the Yanks won!

    Will check in from time to time. I am with everyone in spirit.

    I feel unusually calm. I think we’re going to win this game.

    GO YANKEES!!!

  93. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    at this point i would have gardner 1, jeter 2, cano 3. might as well get them all up at the top.

  94. tampayank October 20th, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    Is it dress like blue empty seats at the ballpark? Embarressing, the team to the North would never have this problem for a 4pm Postseason ALCS game

  95. Bring in the Goose October 20th, 2010 at 4:37 pm

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

    Get the Hot Stove going early

  96. LGY October 20th, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    I don’t care how many hits or hard hit balls either team has today.
    The only thing that matters is runs today.
    No moral victories for either team will matter.

  97. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Is it dress like blue empty seats at the ballpark? Embarressing, the team to the North would never have this problem for a 4pm Postseason ALCS game

    __

    team to the north also has a stadium for 30000 fans where we have one for 52000 fans.

  98. G-C October 20th, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Lets go people.

    CC is settled.

    We win one game and its one game to force a game seven.

    I’m no idealist but this is VERY possible.

  99. Bring in the Goose October 20th, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    “They Call me Mr. Thames!”

  100. Chambliss October 20th, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Leadoff walk-just what the doctor ordered. Big day for Thames.

  101. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Good start. Wilson will walk guys if they are patient and they have to be very patient against him ….

  102. Tom in N.J. October 20th, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    I can rember Pete saying that there were empty seats at Fenway for the ’08 ALCS.

  103. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    berkman DID hit a ball hard against a lefty last night. only a nice play by young saved it.

  104. ConcernedCitizen October 20th, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    For the people complaining about the empty stadium – are you posting from the game? What section are you in?

  105. Tom in N.J. October 20th, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Fastball away.

    All series long.

  106. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    we at least NEED productive outs

  107. start_wearing_pink October 20th, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    A couple of doubles sounds good right about now

  108. Erica in NY October 20th, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    Does it look as gray at the stadium as it does on Long Island?

  109. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Thames has to stop swinging for a homerun like he always does. Wilson was ready to walk him…

  110. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    berkman seems to stand so far away from the plate on the right side.

  111. Chambliss October 20th, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Berkman is a professional hitter. He will not give away at bats.

  112. Dylan October 20th, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Crazy that he would walk Berkman when he is batting RH..

  113. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    posada- first pitch fastball? or take two strikes?

  114. Dj October 20th, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    All right, 2 on! Let’s get them home!

  115. Bronx Jeers October 20th, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    I think more people would go to these games if they were able to buy face value tickets.

    There something definitely wrong with the system in place now.

    I’d almost prefer to back to the old days lining up the night before or going to The Wiz/Sam Goody etc. to get tickets.

  116. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Make him throw strikes!!!!! They have to be extremely patient…

  117. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Alright, Jorgie, make him pay.

  118. LGY October 20th, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    Wilson walks so many people

    Have to stay patient and not prass like Thames did

  119. igotid88 October 20th, 2010 at 4:42 pm

    i would have liked alex 3rd and cano 4th.

  120. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Let’s go Posada!!!

  121. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    take 2 strikes now

  122. Erica in NY October 20th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Did Lance get on??? If so……….

    MPF Lance Berkman = Awesome :grin:

  123. Dylan October 20th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Wow this guy is having an AJ-like meltdown…

  124. YanksfaninPA October 20th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    don’t give in jorge.

    Make him walk the ballpark!

  125. The Other Phil October 20th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Thames is what he is. He’s a free swinger and his swing is a power swing. That’s all he has. When he connects, it goes. But that’s the dichotomy of having Thames in there.

  126. Tom in N.J. October 20th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    LETS GO YANKEES

  127. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    scoreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  128. The Other Phil October 20th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Dylan October 20th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Wow this guy is having an AJ-like meltdown…
    ========

    Let’s get some runs home first before we start talking that way…

  129. Chambliss October 20th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    Yanks have to stay patient.

  130. Dj October 20th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    A run! A run!

  131. YanksfaninPA October 20th, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    finally a big hit!

  132. Dylan October 20th, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Glad he scored, but I think that sending him was a little too risky!

  133. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Now that’s how you do it. More, please.

  134. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Nice, go Posada!!!!

  135. start_wearing_pink October 20th, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Great hustle by A-Rod and great hitting by Po

  136. tampayank October 20th, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    way to go Georgie!

  137. Tom in N.J. October 20th, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Crooked number time boys

  138. Dj October 20th, 2010 at 4:45 pm

    Come on Grandy! Be patient and be good.

  139. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Another run here would be nice. They absolutely can’t swing and help him out.

  140. Chambliss October 20th, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Jip Jip..Jorge!

    Glad that they sent A-Rod.

  141. igotid88 October 20th, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    that’s why running through is faster than sliding.

  142. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Glad he scored, but I think that sending him was a little too risky!

    __

    the way they hit with RISP, you have to try now.

  143. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    3 runs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  144. igotid88 October 20th, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    unless you need to slide.

  145. Bronx Jeers October 20th, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    That’s a load off.

    Get the crowd going, give CC a lead to hold.

  146. blake October 20th, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    YES

  147. Dj October 20th, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    YESSS!!!

  148. Dylan October 20th, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Nice!

  149. Tom in N.J. October 20th, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    !

  150. Wave Your Hat October 20th, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Why Posada should play!

  151. LGY October 20th, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    Clutch hitter Jorge Posada

  152. start_wearing_pink October 20th, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Grandy! Hustle all around!

  153. YanksfaninPA October 20th, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    wow.

    3-0 Yankees!

  154. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 20th, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    OH

    MY

    GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  155. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    See, if you are aggressive on the bases, good things happen.

  156. RJ October 20th, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    I wanna go to YS right now and strangle those bloated farts sitting on their hands in the Legends seats – WTF is wrong with these people!!!!!!???????

    This HAS to change in the future, put REAL fans in those seats!!!!!

  157. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Nice!!!!! Berkman and Posada scoring LOL

  158. tampayank October 20th, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    “# ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Is it dress like blue empty seats at the ballpark? Embarressing, the team to the North would never have this problem for a 4pm Postseason ALCS game

    __

    team to the north also has a stadium for 30000 fans where we have one for 52000 fans.

    I think Fenway is closer to 40K w/ the changes to the ballpark and even if it had 50K I have a feeling they wouldn’t have this problem. Even Chad and Sam of Lohud thought it was worth mentioning, just saying……..

  159. SJ44 October 20th, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Look, Texas can make mistakes too!

  160. YanksfaninPA October 20th, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    lets go Gardy!

  161. Dylan October 20th, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Now I know what other teams must feel like when they are facing AJ…

  162. Dj October 20th, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    That was craziness, 2 overthrows? I’ll take though! Still 1 out and Grandy’s on 2nd.

  163. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    wish gardy could drag a bunt toward first. may get a base hit.

  164. igotid88 October 20th, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    yes.

  165. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 20th, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Well okay, til Fran shows up I’ll stay here. That’s what I did the last time we won!!!

  166. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Good thing Wilson didn’t make even a decent throw to the plate.

  167. Cashman needs to go October 20th, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    THATS what i’m saying about motherbleeping gardner with his speed – you always take the extra base because the throws need to be on the money to get thrown out – no excuses for gardner if paraplegic jorge posada can score on a wild throw…

  168. Dano from England October 20th, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Hahaha Berkman and Jorge running those bases, a bee-yootiful sight.

    I’ve seen pregnant cows move faster.

    LOVE IT.

  169. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Wow, Posada was lucky there, he was jogging home

  170. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    man he was on that

  171. igotid88 October 20th, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    man. he’s not getting that pitch again.

  172. igotid88 October 20th, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    man. he’s not getting that pitch again.

  173. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Let’s go Gardner!!!

  174. RJ October 20th, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    That’s it – the momentum-changing moment!!!

  175. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    maybe not, Jorge seemed to let up when he saw the ball sailing over the catcher’s head.

  176. Dj October 20th, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Come on Gardy! Let’s go!

  177. tyanksfan36 October 20th, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Sweet timing, I get to my car, turn on the radio and it goes from 1-0 to 3-0. Might not need the steak burrito bowl afterall..

  178. Tom in N.J. October 20th, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    The Rangers throw the ball of all over the place and they talk about how heroic Burrel was?

  179. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 20th, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    “That was craziness, 2 overthrows? I’ll take though!”

    Hey, who do they think they are, the Yankees???

    :D

  180. SJ44 October 20th, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    Yeah, let’s put the “real” fans in the seats that boo players, call the team “pathetic” and “embarrassing” and much worse.

    There is nothing wrong with the atmosphere.

    Give the fans something to cheer about, and they will cheer.

  181. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    CJ, having an AJ-like implosion

  182. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    The crowd is acting like the other team just scored 3 runs lol

  183. igotid88 October 20th, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    ball 4

  184. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    that was outside.

  185. tampayank October 20th, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    sloppy defense by Texas

  186. RJ October 20th, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    They sit there like they’re at the MFing opera!!!! Grrr!!!

  187. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    gardner seems to always get a lousy strike zone.

  188. Chambliss October 20th, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    If you force a team to make plays sometimes good things will happen. Time to bust this thing open, wide open.

  189. Tom in N.J. October 20th, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    RJ are you at the game?

  190. Dj October 20th, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Come on Jeter! Get the runner home!

  191. ConcernedCitizen October 20th, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Ugh – ball 4. C’mon Gardy.

  192. CB October 20th, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Nice to see the yankees put pressure on the opposition through base running.

    That first run really speaks to how intelligent a baseball player Alex is. He saw Treanor was positioned deep and behind the plate and he continued running through to the inside of the plate rather than sliding to take advantage of the way Treanor was positioned.

    Big hit by Granderson, again against the LH pitcher. And Posada showing off his wheels.

  193. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    The ump helps him out there like always. Gardner always gets screwed on outside pitches called strikes.

  194. Bring in the Goose October 20th, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Place foot on throat.

    Apply pressure downward…

  195. YanksfaninPA October 20th, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    3-0.

  196. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 20th, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    “Give the fans something to cheer about, and they will cheer.”

    That’s a BINGO!

    I haven’t seen all the comments on the Stadium but I can tell you that fenway field was no longer sold out this season. And there were complaints about fans leaving in droves before the game was over. And that ain’t a huge place.

  197. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    Need at least five more to feel comfortable.

  198. Bronx Jeers October 20th, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    Sweet timing, I get to my car, turn on the radio and it goes from 1-0 to 3-0. Might not need the steak burrito bowl afterall..

    ——————————————————

    You might not need the burrito but you will have to stay in your car!

  199. RJ October 20th, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    SJ what’s your problem?? Don’t you think these people should be making some noise?? You know there is another option other than being a whining front-running lohud poster or a rich bloated non-fan only at the game because they get tix from the firm.

  200. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    3 is something…… keep putting it up. If they can put this out of reach, they can put moseley in and save cc to back up in 6 and 7.

  201. Nick in SF October 20th, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    Does Girardi go to Mo now????

  202. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    i know mentioning cc in game 6 is overkill, but he may be good for getting a lefty out with 2 days of rest.

  203. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    I hear like 30 fans trying to star a “Let’s go Yankees” chant, the rest of them are sipping Martini’s and looking over spreadsheets trying to figure out if they move 3000 more workers to Bangladesh they could pocket another million in profits.

  204. Fran the original October 20th, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Just got home. Nice to see a Yankees lead :)

  205. Jacques Strappe October 20th, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    It’s very conceivable that the Yankees bats could rally in Texiera’s absence (his bat’s been virtually absent anyway) and CC Sabathia & Phil Hughes could shut down the Texas lineup over the next couple games.

    So far so good at this point.

    And if game 7 were to come about, you never doubt that Andy Pettitte can be his best when it matters the most.

    But, if they do get that far, there’s that Cliff Lee guy the Yankees hitters would have to deal with. Can’t win if you can’t score. So … they better score and get the ball to Mo!

  206. CB October 20th, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Big inning here for CC. Need a shut down inning. Get Wilson back out there quickly in a hole and force him to throw strikes.

  207. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 20th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Okay, I’m going to post my rah rah song first. The “tear jerker” (ha ha) will come later.

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

    Sung to the tune of Tonight

    The Yanks are gonna have their day
    Tonight.
    Those Rangers they will pay
    Tonight.

    Ron Washington will grumble: “Not right!”
    But once those Rangers stumble
    The Yanks make it riiiiight

    Yanks gonna hand ‘em a surprise
    Tonight.
    Yanks gonna cut ‘em down to size
    Tonight.

    Girardi says to CC
    Just pitch
    But just in case he falters
    Bats go without hitch
    Tonight.

    (Yanks gonna rock it tonight,)
    Yanks gonna jazz it up and win us a game!
    (They’re gonna get it tonight)
    Once CC starts then they’ll wish they never came!

    Tonight, tonight,
    Won’t be just any night,
    Tonight the Yankee claim victory.
    Tonight, tonight, they win our hearts tonight.
    Then you know, they will go after three.
    Today
    Their rage is building slowly
    They know their shrine is holy,
    The ghosts they will alight!
    Oh Yanks, glow bright
    And make this endless day endless night!

    TONIGHT!!!!!

    Forever ours. GO YANKEES!!!

  208. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Jeter has to take some freaking pitches!!! Wilson is all over the place and only got Gardner out because he is a lefty and he got some help from the ump. Show some patience…

  209. RJ October 20th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Yes I am in section 484. And we’re making some noise! U here Tom?

  210. Bring in the Goose October 20th, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    http://30fps.mocksession.com/YANKEEDOUCHE.gif

    Nice to see Yankee fans representing themselves so well…

  211. Kevin Not That Kevin Brown October 20th, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    There is an old saying that goes something like this:

    “The King will never relinquish the crown, you must take it from him.”

    WE ARE THE NEW YORK YANKEES! WE ARE THE WORLD CHAMPIONS!

    Let them try…

  212. Tom in N.J. October 20th, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Zeros big man

  213. The Other Phil October 20th, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    I knew someone was going to jump on Jeter for swinging at the first pitch.
    This is Jeter. This is what he does. He’s done it his entire career. It is not changing now.

  214. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    CC has to shut them down here. Let’s get Wilson back out on the mound quickly…

  215. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    I sat in those seats once after getting tix from the firm. Does that make me a non- fan? The revenue from those seats pays for the players you guys want so badly.

  216. start_wearing_pink October 20th, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    Nice job of pressuring the Rangers into mistakes with hustle.

  217. Dylan October 20th, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Just the Yankees luck…

  218. ConcernedCitizen October 20th, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    For everyone complaining about the fans, put your cell phones down and get your section into the game.

    … or are you just watching the game on TV complaining about the fans? Because that would be weak sauce.

  219. Dj October 20th, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    Gah, on the friggin’ line! How annoying.

  220. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    I am so tired of this Elvis character

  221. Tom in N.J. October 20th, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    If the Boss was alive, the guy who lays the chalk would have just been fired.

  222. ConcernedCitizen October 20th, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Tom in N.J. October 20th, 2010 at 4:57 pm

    If the Boss was alive, the guy who lays the chalk would have just been fired.

    Comment of the day. :D

  223. Cashman needs to go October 20th, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    RJ October 20th, 2010 at 4:47 pm
    I wanna go to YS right now and strangle those bloated farts sitting on their hands in the Legends seats – WTF is wrong with these people!!!!!!???????

    This HAS to change in the future, put REAL fans in those seats!!!!!

    RJ October 20th, 2010 at 4:54 pm
    Yes I am in section 484. And we’re making some noise! U here Tom?

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

    Are there 2 RJ’s?

  224. PL October 20th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Yea really, Yankees cant bunt so why is the layout like that….makes no sense

  225. UnKnown October 20th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    RT @Ledger_NYMets: The Rangers are already inviting fans to greet the arrival of their charter flight in Dallas tonight. That is so cold.

  226. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    CC better hit the outside corner here. Or walk him…

  227. JM October 20th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    The line-up is so much longer with Jorge in it…..His defensive may have slipped a bit but he is still a great hitter.

  228. Chambliss October 20th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Please walk Hamilton. First base is open. Make Vladdy beat you.

  229. The Other Phil October 20th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Nothing middle-in please…

  230. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    wasnt that called a strike to gardner?

  231. UnKnown October 20th, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Cant walk him to bring up the tying run. Make good pitches and get him out.

  232. PL October 20th, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Wilson is straight edge, yet has tattoos…Isnt that what got Hamilton in trouble with drugs in the first place? Yea good call havin them hang out.

  233. Jeremy October 20th, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Jim
    Everyone is a fan of the game. Just because someone has more money than another person doesn’t make then a bad person.

  234. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Hamilton hasn’t hit anything to LF in this series. Make him prove he can….

  235. Dj October 20th, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    Come on CC!

  236. Fran the original October 20th, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Good job by CC.

  237. Dj October 20th, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Good job! Now let’s get some more runs!

  238. start_wearing_pink October 20th, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Defense positioned perfectly. Strong 3 CC innings.

  239. Jeremy October 20th, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    sorry-them. Typing too fast

  240. tampayank October 20th, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    “# RJ October 20th, 2010 at 4:52 pm

    SJ what’s your problem?? Don’t you think these people should be making some noise?? You know there is another option other than being a whining front-running lohud poster or a rich bloated non-fan only at the game because they get tix from the firm.

    it just looks depressing, 27 Championships, season on the brink, should be a better crowd and atmosphere. compare it w/ the other ballparks in Philly, San Fran, and Texas which have been much louder atmospheres.

    anyhow CC isn’t lights out but he is grinding……..good thing the offense has given him a lead early

  241. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    Good job by CC..Now let’s get back to work on Wilson!!

  242. The Other Phil October 20th, 2010 at 5:05 pm

    PL October 20th, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    Wilson is straight edge, yet has tattoos…Isnt that what got Hamilton in trouble with drugs in the first place? Yea good call havin them hang out.
    ==========

    Are you saying that tattoos are a gateway to drugs?

  243. PL October 20th, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Are you saying that tattoos are a gateway to drugs?

    NO im saying they were a gateway to drugs for Josh Hamilton

  244. LGY October 20th, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Andrus is a reckless player.

    He’s gotten picked off about 6 times this year.

    Andrus reckless play will come back to hurt the Rangers at some point this series.

  245. SJ44 October 20th, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Jim has never been to Yankee Stadium Jeremy.

    He goes “Norma Rae” on here all the time complaining about the fans and sound at the new stadium.

    The noise has been fine. As have the fans.

    The new place is bigger and the field mikes are set further back than they were in the old place. That’s why the sound doesn’t resonate as much on TV.

  246. Chambliss October 20th, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Let’s face it. Elvis is a stud. He can hit, run and defend. He has a bright future.

  247. pat October 20th, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    jonmorosi Also: Crowd was late arriving, but stands are pretty full now. Good roar after Posada’s RBI single. #Yankees

    Feel better?

  248. PL October 20th, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    The Other Phil

    Just hope they dont decide to get tats one day

  249. Ruby Tuesday October 20th, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    Lol .

  250. The Other Phil October 20th, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    PL October 20th, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Are you saying that tattoos are a gateway to drugs?

    NO im saying they were a gateway to drugs for Josh Hamilton
    ========

    I think the money and youth arrogance had something to do with that more than the tattoos…

  251. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    If you don’t understand the revenue model of the Yankees by now, you aren’t paying attention. If you want to give Cliff Lee a $200 million contract, you need those legend seats.

  252. igotid88 October 20th, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    swisha

  253. Macfan October 20th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Looking back on the way our rotation was set up do folks now think in retrospect it was a mistake to not go with Andy in Game 2 and a rotation of

    Sabathia
    Pettitte

    Hughes
    Burnett
    Sabathia

    Pettitte
    Hughes

    I can’t help but wonder what would have been the result had Pettitte gone up against Colby Lewis, because you just know Andy would have kept us in that game

  254. CB October 20th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Interesting pitching there by CC to Hamilton. On 3-2 he threw him a fastball rather than a breaking pitch. Stayed aggressive.

    And finally there’s a Nick Swisher sighting!

  255. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Go Swish!!!

  256. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 20th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    COMPLAIN ABOUT SWISHER NOW WHY DON’T YA!!!!!

  257. Fran the original October 20th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Swisher !!!

  258. UnKnown October 20th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Nice CC – Actually Hamilton has had a knock to LF it came last night. Softly hit though.

    Lets tack on. Avoid the chances of getting hit by lightning.

    SWICHIALICIOUS

  259. start_wearing_pink October 20th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Elvis is a stud. Swisher’s homer was studly.

  260. The Other Phil October 20th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Soo… who hates Swisher now?

  261. kd October 20th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    swish!

  262. igotid88 October 20th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    ca-yes

  263. Dj October 20th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Yay, Swish!! Yay Cano!!

  264. Tom in N.J. October 20th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOM!

  265. start_wearing_pink October 20th, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Cano’s homer was studlier.

  266. The Other Phil October 20th, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    BOOOOOOOM!

  267. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Why couldn’t this have happened last night?

  268. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 20th, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    THIS IS MORE LIKE IT ! :-)

  269. Yankee44 October 20th, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Back to back and a belly to belly!

  270. CB October 20th, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Cano at times feels like the modern day incarnation of Ted Williams.

  271. Tom in N.J. October 20th, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    My god, Cano.

  272. blake October 20th, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Yanks brought the bats!…finally.

  273. Ruby Tuesday October 20th, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Very little doubt the Rangers will come back to win this game, unfortunately .

  274. Chambliss October 20th, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    Swisher. Nice. Hitting is contagious. Everyone relaxes and gets confident.

    Before I could hit submit, Cano goes yard. YES!!!

  275. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 20th, 2010 at 5:09 pm

    How about a CC complete game and make them burn their bullpen out for game 6 ???

  276. SJ44 October 20th, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    It’s a day game in the middle of the week. The atmosphere is going to be different than a night game.

    Back to back HR’s and the crowd is rocking.

    There is nothing wrong with the crowd 9 innings of good baseball won’t cure.

  277. Joey Ramone October 20th, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Well, the offense has finally come alive. Hopefully, they can keep it up…

  278. tyanksfan36 October 20th, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Hot dang! Screaming and jumping up and down in my car listening to this game. Hopefully the people at the lights next to me don’t think I’m having a seizure over here. Maybe I should finish this game in the car. Seems to be working.

  279. Jeremy October 20th, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Sj44
    I agree with you.

  280. Macfan October 20th, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    “# TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 5:07 pm

    If you don’t understand the revenue model of the Yankees by now, you aren’t paying attention. If you want to give Cliff Lee a $200 million contract,

    you need those legend seats.”

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

    Very true but also very sad, you can just see that those folks there are not the loud, boisterous, passionate, intimidating fans in those seats

    Its like going to a Yankee game is a business dinner for them. :)

  281. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Go Cano!!!! Cano has such a beautiful swing and fun to watch.

  282. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 20th, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    “Why couldn’t this have happened last night?”

    Because it didn’t. Today is the “present”

    :)

  283. igotid88 October 20th, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    a-rod hits a smash. but right to young

  284. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    even arod’s out was hard.

  285. Chambliss October 20th, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Cano could hit .350 with 40 homers one of these years.

  286. Asd October 20th, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Every one that said crap about Sir Swish can now suck it.

    I think the layoff hurt them. Despite the shut out, every game they’ve been hitting better, and sooner in the game. Is it possible that they are just finally getting back in the groove?

  287. UnKnown October 20th, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    Cano is going toe to toe with Joshy. If he can get some help the Yankees will win this series yet.

  288. LGY October 20th, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    BOOM!!!

  289. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Damn that ball was hit really hard by Arod. Let’s go boys!!!

  290. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    lee isnt getting 200 M.

    150 tops, but i agree with your point.

  291. Macfan October 20th, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Hopefully the bats get hot and stay hot and at least force a Game 7 all or nothing against Lee

  292. tampayank October 20th, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    back 2 back, belly 2 belly!!!

  293. start_wearing_pink October 20th, 2010 at 5:12 pm

    Ted Williams was the greatest hitter in MLB history. Ted Williams was up at the plate to get on base every time. This is no knock on Cano. Bad comparison.

  294. syd_cash October 20th, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    i just got out of work….what happened how did they score 5 runs and I thought Wilson was unhittable after how they performed against him in game 1

  295. tyanksfan36 October 20th, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Guys on the radio surprised that the Yankees are hitting in this game. Win or lose you can Never give up on the Yanks.

  296. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 20th, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    SJ I have a question for you. YanksfanCA, his nutty buddy Sux twin WCSF, and others told me that the Yankees offense was dead and buried and the team was just not good.

    I’m pretty sure they said the series was over.

    How can this be? Is what I am seeing now just an illusion? They’re usually so on the money!

    :lol:

  297. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Their defense has really helped out Wilson in this inning.

  298. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Remember this game – this is the last time you’ll see Cano bat lower than 4th until he’s 38 years old.

  299. blake October 20th, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Looks like Robbie likes the 3 hole as well…of course he hits wherever.

  300. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    if the yankees get dunn or a real dh next year, cano should be moved to 2 or 3.

  301. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 20th, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    “Very little doubt the Rangers will come back to win this game, unfortunately .”

    Oh Ruby. I wrote a song just for you. I’ll have to wait for Bronx Jeers to come around to post it. He liked the symbolism. I think you will too.

    :(

  302. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Let’s go CC!!!

  303. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Yankees need to shell Wilson and get to the bullpen so they will be spent for Game 6. Washington is probably going to make Wilson take the hit here and go at least 6, hopefully the Yankees can force his hand.

  304. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Well better late than never I guess :)

  305. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    tex may have lost his lock on the 3 hole. bat him 5th behind arod and get cano who hits well over .300 more ABs.

  306. syd_cash October 20th, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    i think we should be fine with a 5run lead.

  307. SJ44 October 20th, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    At this point Trisha, all they can do is play one at a time.

    Win today. That starts everything.

    In the post-season, you don’t have the luxury of looking back.

    The offense has been horrible in this series.

    Win today, and you are still alive.

    That’s all that matters.

  308. Jeremy October 20th, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Macfan
    What do you expect ? Poor people can’t buy those seats and lower middle class people can’t buy those seats. In this world in order to get the best you have to pay the most which means you have to have money.

  309. tampayank October 20th, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    “# Jim October 20th, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Remember this game – this is the last time you’ll see Cano bat lower than 4th until he’s 38 years old.

    I agree, he is the best player on this team

  310. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 20th, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    SJ, I was spoofing. Sorry. It was a goof on the negative nellies and the stupidity they vomited about the Yankees not having it anymore, etc.

  311. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    cc is about to settle in.

  312. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    If I’m Girardi, I play the rest of this game trying to score runs without getting hits. Hit and Run, steal bases, move runners. That is the only way they are going to get to Lee.

  313. UnKnown October 20th, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    I just noticed the Swish man with the High Socks. Thought that was Gardner out there at for a very split second. Funny

  314. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Jeremy-

    Money is not evil, despite what our government would have you think. (end of political commentary).

  315. Macfan October 20th, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    “# Jim October 20th, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Yankees need to shell Wilson and get to the bullpen so they will be spent for Game 6. Washington is probably going to make Wilson take the hit here and go at least 6, hopefully the Yankees can force his hand.”

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

    Yeah, hope we turn it into a blowout, our offensive numbers weren’t pretty at all.

    The Yankees win today, they can certainly win Game 6 against Colby Lewis the 2nd time around, the 1st time they left men all over the bases against him, while Texas clobbered Phil

    Hope the reverse happens in any possible Game 6, fingers crossed.

  316. Joe from Long Island October 20th, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Nothing like an early lead with CC on the mound to treat blog psychopathology.

    Watching Berkman at the plate, I really think he’s at the end of his career.

    As a side note, regardless of how this season ends, I wonder if Cash will look at VMart this winter, to share C/DH duties with Jorge and eventually Montero.

    I know SJ makes good points about the financial issues with that, and that Lee is the obvious priority, and overrall roster construction is an issue, but, given the aging of certain key players in the lineup, I think having two SH C’s – Jorge and VMart – would give them one heck of a lineup.

  317. Dj October 20th, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    What’s going on with the mound? They keep showing it, and I have the TV on mute, but for both pitchers, they keep showing their cleats.

  318. Wave Your Hat October 20th, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    I’ve been to the new stadium and the old stadium frequently during the post-season. This crowd noise thing is wrongheaded.

    First, crowd noise was tailing off at the old stadium too – the mid-2000′s crowds just weren’t as crazy as the late ’90s – early 2000s crowds.

    Second, it makes a real difference where you sit in the new Stadium. The upper deck is simply not as loud as used to be, for two reasons at least I think.

    First, as people have pointed out, the upper bowl is more open and farther from the field than it used to be, and it is broken up into two pieces separated by an open concourse, and the sound from the two pieces doesn’t seem to reinforce each other like in the old stadium.

    Second, there are about 10,000 fewer people in the upper deck than there used to be. The seats have been refocused to the lower decks. 10,000 fewer people upstairs results in less noise upstairs.

    Downstairs, I think things are as loud as ever.

  319. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    no way the yankees go for martinez. why would you want another bad contract? they just need a decent back up that can hit a little bit. not a younger posada.

  320. Macfan October 20th, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    “# Jeremy October 20th, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    Macfan
    What do you expect ? Poor people can’t buy those seats and lower middle class people can’t buy those seats. In this world in order to get the best you have to pay the most which means you have to have money.”

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

    I agree on that, its just I wish those folks had some more fire in them during the game, some of them stand up I have seen when the final out is being recorded and don’t even clap, they just stand there, while the rest of the Stadium is screaming loudly.

  321. The Phenom October 20th, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    “If I’m Girardi, I play the rest of this game trying to score runs without getting hits. Hit and Run, steal bases, move runners. That is the only way they are going to get to Lee.”

    Thankfully, you are not Girardi.

  322. Jeremy October 20th, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    TheStraw

    I agree.

  323. start_wearing_pink October 20th, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    What’s up with the mound?

  324. Triple Short of a Cycle October 20th, 2010 at 5:23 pm

    Bunting?? Man i hate this Texas team

  325. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    They have to stop letting Cruz beat them with fastballs. We have seen that this whole series.

  326. Macfan October 20th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    “# SJ44 October 20th, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    At this point Trisha, all they can do is play one at a time.

    Win today. That starts everything.

    In the post-season, you don’t have the luxury of looking back.

    The offense has been horrible in this series.

    Win today, and you are still alive.

    That’s all that matters.”

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

    Exactly, all they can do is get it back to Texas, where Texas has lost 3 of 4 games and take your chances

    One game at a time

    We Play Today, We Win Today, Das It (ghosts of Mariano Duncan echos)

  327. igotid88 October 20th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    another man down

  328. Tom in N.J. October 20th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Lance :(

  329. Dj October 20th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Oh no!!!! Berkman!!

  330. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    oh god…. losing another first baseman here?

  331. qiantom October 20th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    CC is still pitching like a bum.

  332. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Great, now we have no first basemen left.

  333. Jeremy October 20th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Not another injury ! Is this some curse.

  334. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Wow, I hope he is ok. He hit his head really hard.

  335. Dj October 20th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    What is up with the field today? Did it rain there?

  336. Dylan October 20th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Oh no… I hope thats not a concussion!

  337. Joey Ramone October 20th, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Berkman is now down…S##t…

  338. PL October 20th, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    nice wet field for what

  339. Dj October 20th, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    They keep showing it, and it’s painful every time.

  340. The Phenom October 20th, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Fat Elvis lives.

  341. start_wearing_pink October 20th, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Good think Berk didn’t hit his head there.

  342. Dylan October 20th, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Thank god its not his head, but that didn’t look pretty. Glad he is ok.

  343. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    didnt hit his head, but he still hit hard.

  344. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Wind knocked out…he’s fine.

  345. Macfan October 20th, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    “# tampayank October 20th, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    “# Jim October 20th, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Remember this game – this is the last time you’ll see Cano bat lower than 4th until he’s 38 years old.

    I agree, he is the best player on this team”

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

    Gotta agree, Cano should never leave that 3 spot every again

    Dude is an MVP candidate let him remain the 3 hitter moving forward.

  346. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    I thought he hit his head, he is very lucky that he didn’t.

  347. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Come on CC!!!

  348. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    sit down you didnt hold up

  349. Katie6542 October 20th, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    looked like he jerked his neck back. That could have been very bad. Thank god he is OK.

  350. PL October 20th, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    huge

  351. West Coast Yankee Fan October 20th, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    Just back from a meeting and fast forwarded through the game. Great to see the Yankees take advantage of Wilson and the bats awakening! Let’s save some mojo at the plate for Texas!

  352. CB October 20th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    CC’s slider has been very good so far. Not many LH pitchers can throw breaking pitches to RH batters and make them look as bad as CC just made Kinsler look.

    Huge inning to once again put up a 0 despite the one out double.

  353. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    should still keep an eye on berkman as the game continues. his neck did snap back.

  354. Jeremy October 20th, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    Well at least CC took care of business in that inning.

  355. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Nice…I hope Berkman is ok, but Swish can play 1st base if he has to.

  356. Katie6542 October 20th, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    ac1 I agree with you. Did not look good.

  357. SJ44 October 20th, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    4 shutout innings against a team averaging 7 runs a game in the post-season is, “pitching like a bum”.

    You either have ridiculously high standards or are a moron.

  358. LGY October 20th, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    What the hell did the grounds crew do to the field?

  359. UnKnown October 20th, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Franceour sucks Mr. Why don’t we get the primetime games against the Rays over the Yankees.

    Cause you sir Suck

  360. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Berkman will probably be ok for this game but tomorrow he probably won’t be able to get out of bed.

  361. The Phenom October 20th, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    SJ – he’s the latter.

  362. start_wearing_pink October 20th, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Important shutdown inning from CC. Keep it rolling.

  363. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    ok just the wind knocked out.

  364. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    See…told ya.

  365. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    If I’m Jeter I buy Berkman some real spikes and have them hanging in his locker when he gets to Texas with a note saying “time to replace the slippers grandpa”

  366. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 20th, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    McFan – did you see my songs? Of course I believe the Yanks will do it!

    :)

  367. Dj October 20th, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Glad Berkman is walking around.

  368. UnKnown October 20th, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    Nice Jim LOL

  369. Jeremy October 20th, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    I don’t know how anyone can be mad at CC’s performance so far. The guy is showing up in one of the biggest starts of his career.

  370. Macfan October 20th, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Feels nice to be able to sit back and not sweat a game and be frustrated about the pitching or hitting

    I really thought the Yankees would do this to Tommy Hunter last night

    Lets hope its the usual 2nd go around thing with the Yankees and they get to Colby Lewis like they have C.J. Wilson

  371. Dj October 20th, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Great start, Posada! Let’s get the leadoff double home!

  372. Fran the original October 20th, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Nice job by Jorge there.

  373. LGY October 20th, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Clutch

  374. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Jorgie’s bat is awake today.

  375. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    I always love how Posada responds in the games after he gets benched. It’s like he’s on a mission to send Girardi a message.

  376. qiantom October 20th, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Have to hope that Hughes has his best fastball on Friday so that there will be a game 7.

  377. Nick in SF October 20th, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    That’s the whole point of having a fat head, no? To bang it around and stay in the game?

  378. The Phenom October 20th, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    “If I’m Jeter I buy Berkman some real spikes and have them hanging in his locker when he gets to Texas with a note saying “time to replace the slippers grandpa””

    Again, thankfully you are not Jeter nor anyone associated with the Yankees.

  379. start_wearing_pink October 20th, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Have to get to a Game 6 before getting to a Game 7

  380. Irreverent Discourse October 20th, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    i’ve fallen over like that… berkmans a$$ hurts (and lower back), not his neck… heh

  381. igotid88 October 20th, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    of all the games i’ve been to at both stadiums. i’ve never been on the jumbotron

  382. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    bunt him over to 3rd. Yankees need to get in small ball mode for game 7!

  383. UnKnown October 20th, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    CC is saying right now, not on my watch boys and girls.

  384. CB October 20th, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    It really doesn’t matter that much whether Cano hits 3, 4th or 5th. In many ways it makes more sense to hit Cano behind Tex rahter than in front of him due to the difference in their skill sets. Tex gets on base by walking a great deal and gets relatively fewer non-home run base hits during a season.

    It’s better to have Robbi up in a position where he’s the one in position to knock in a run with a base hit than Tex who is more prone to pass the baton. Much of it depends on how hitters #1 and #2 are doing but in general it’s probably a good idea to have the guy who draws a lot of walks hit before Cano rather than after him.

    Tex hittign #5 is going to walk a lot and then pass the baton onto hitter 6 which isn’t as good as having Robbi up in those situations and getting hits.

    Cano is in many ways now the ideal #3 hitter. But Tex is a hitter who best has strong batting average hitters up behind him.

  385. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Let’s not count our chickens yet..

  386. Triple Short of a Cycle October 20th, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Yea why aren’t they bunting?

  387. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    and a productive out. man they came to play tonight.

  388. start_wearing_pink October 20th, 2010 at 5:35 pm

    Great situational hitting by Grandy!

  389. Irreverent Discourse October 20th, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    bunt nothing.

    do not give away outs.

    ever.

  390. Fran the original October 20th, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Good at bat by Curtis.

  391. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Again, thankfully you are not Jeter nor anyone associated with the Yankees.

    ——

    you’re right, wouldn’t want to take a chance and hurt the feelings of a guy who calls himself Fat Elvis.

  392. The Other Phil October 20th, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Deep fly ball bunt.

  393. Dj October 20th, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Productive out, come on, Gardner! Get him home…

  394. Macfan October 20th, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    “# trisha – true pinstriped blue October 20th, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    McFan – did you see my songs? Of course I believe the Yanks will do it!”

    :)

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

    Agreed, get it back to Texas, force a Game 7 and who knows, you never know in this game of baseball

    If you told me that Boston team would beat the Yankees in 7 games after a 3-0 lead I would have laughed during that series after Game 3, but look what happened.

    Baseball can leave you mystified at times

    Yanks just take it one game at a time.

  395. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    bunt nothing.

    do not give away outs.

    ever.

    ——

    They sure didn’t give up any outs in game 3 and 4, how did that work out for them?

  396. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Washington seems to be letting Wilson take one for the team today.

  397. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    Cano is in many ways now the ideal #3 hitter. But Tex is a hitter who best has strong batting average hitters up behind him.

    __

    then bat cano 2nd.

  398. Irreverent Discourse October 20th, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    his mother said he looked like “a fat elvis”.

    he doesn’t call himself that.

    he would call you a few things though… intelligent might not be on that list.

  399. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 20th, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    McFan, some posters called the layoff an excuse, but it was obviously a reason.

    We all know how CC pitches. We saw what 10 days rest did to him too.

    Thrilled our guys are back on regular rest.

    ********

    Oh Straw. I LIKE counting chickens!

    :)

  400. Irreverent Discourse October 20th, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    jim – do you drive while looking in your rear view mirror?

  401. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    cano is great behind alex, but he may be missing one more ab per game that far down.

  402. Katie6542 October 20th, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    haha @ jim

  403. PL October 20th, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    gardner is useless with men on

  404. start_wearing_pink October 20th, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Berkman is younger than Jeter

  405. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    gardner is useless with men on

    _
    agreed, and he said it himself (he is here to get on base, not hit). not ideal when you need rbis.

  406. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 20th, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    “Agreed, get it back to Texas, force a Game 7 and who knows, you never know in this game of baseball

    If you told me that Boston team would beat the Yankees in 7 games after a 3-0 lead I would have laughed during that series after Game 3, but look what happened.

    Baseball can leave you mystified at times

    Yanks just take it one game at a time.”

    Absolutely. How sure was I that it would never happen? I was actually comforting the Sux fans I know, telling them how good a team they really were (I totally lied) because I really felt so bad for them after that 19-8 embarrassment.

    What a fool I was!!! :lol:

  407. Jeremy October 20th, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Gardner needs to take the bat off his shoulders and start swinging at hittable pitches.

  408. Fran the original October 20th, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Too bad they couldn’t get that run in.

  409. PL October 20th, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    thats bad gatta get the damn run in less than 2 outs

  410. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    jim – do you drive while looking in your rear view mirror?

    ——–

    you are asking me if I learn from my mistakes? Yes. I assume you are content to keep doing the same thing expecting different results. Playoff pitchers, unless they are imploding, rarely give up 3 hits in an inning. Either you keep banging your head against a locked door or you try the window.

  411. start_wearing_pink October 20th, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    Gardner didn’t get the RBI sign.;)

  412. The Other Phil October 20th, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    75 pitches through 4. Another long inning and Wilson is done. Let’s do it!

  413. Ace October 20th, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    That AB by Gardner is y they will look
    into Crawford and Werth.

  414. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    Need three more good innings from CC before I feel comfortable.

  415. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Having Swisher and Teix hitting back to back in the order this series has killed the Yankees. Teix going down could be a fortuitous injury – although now we are going to see how many runs Teix’s glove is really responsible for.

  416. Macfan October 20th, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    “# ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    gardner is useless with men on

    _
    agreed, and he said it himself (he is here to get on base, not hit). not ideal when you need rbis.”

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

    This is why it amazes me he still can’t fully handle the bat to bunt

    He could still try a drag bunt to the 1st base side, if they bring the 3rd baseman in, but he just seems unsure of getting the bunt down.

    A guy like Gardner should be able to bunt with regularity given his speed.

    I heard he spent the off-season working on it and its like he has abandoned it

  417. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 5:44 pm

    It would of been nice to get that run but hopefully CC can continue to hold them down.

  418. PL October 20th, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    can CC get a 123

  419. Dj October 20th, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    Crap.

  420. Angel October 20th, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    Jim October 20th, 2010 at 5:33 pm
    I always love how Posada responds in the games after he gets benched. It’s like he’s on a mission to send Girardi a message.

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

    Or it could just be he benefits from the day off.

  421. icebird753 October 20th, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    This stinks guys…at best, they’ll make it to game 7. But how can they beat Cliff Lee?

  422. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 20th, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    ok, now everybody panic ! :-)

  423. PL October 20th, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    damnit treanor is in there for D and you give him a fastball…whats the thinking??????

  424. Macfan October 20th, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    # trisha – true pinstriped blue October 20th, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    Absolutely. How sure was I that it would never happen? I was actually comforting the Sux fans I know, telling them how good a team they really were (I totally lied) because I really felt so bad for them after that 19-8 embarrassment.

    What a fool I was!!! :lol:”

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

    ROFL, after that game I figured that series was OVAH!

    You just never know in Baseball though.

  425. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    See, if Gardner bunted Posada in that HR would have been a wash. Frightens me that Girardi refuses to try and score runs without hits when he knows if the next two games go as planned he’s got Mike Scott circa 1986 waiting for him in game 7.

  426. Dj October 20th, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Keep it there, CC!

  427. UnKnown October 20th, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Alex is getting sick of turning around and seeing those balls hug the pole like that.

  428. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Great the back up catcher with a homerun…Unreal..

  429. The Other Phil October 20th, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    Well, that was not ideal…

  430. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 20th, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Excuse my French, but BFD

    You’re watching CC on regular rest.

    That means you can rest.

    Trust me. To Texas we shall go.

    Besides, do you think the Yanks are out of runs? Me thinks not!

    :)

  431. Dill Pickler October 20th, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    This is your 2010 Yankees. Unable to get a leadoff double home, man on third with less than 2 outs and Gardner unable to even put the ball in play. We’ve seen it over and over and over. Squandering opportunities. Then of course our pitcher gives up a bomb to the #9 hitter, a backup catcher who was basically a pitcher hitting to the rest of the league. And so it goes.

  432. Ace October 20th, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    And that’s y u need all the runs u can.

  433. Yankeefran October 20th, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    These announcers are soooo excited that the Rangers are on the board. They must not want to work anymore!

  434. igotid88 October 20th, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    bring in mo

  435. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Get the pen up, Joe.

  436. Ace October 20th, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Another 2 strike hit for the rangers.

  437. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    get the bottom of the lineup out for a change please

  438. Dj October 20th, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Okay, time for a DP.

  439. qiantom October 20th, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    CC falling apart?

  440. PL October 20th, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    come on CC damn

  441. Macfan October 20th, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    “# icebird753 October 20th, 2010 at 5:46 pm

    This stinks guys…at best, they’ll make it to game 7. But how can they beat Cliff Lee?”

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

    Right now I would take a Game 7 with 2 outs in the 9th facing Cliff Lee

    What do the Yanks have to lose by getting to that point, they are already down in the series, so I would welcome Game 7 with open arms.

  442. Jeremy October 20th, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    Does this team even go over the scouting reports or do they just go in blind. Making losers look like Babe Ruth is really getting old.

  443. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 20th, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    “Or it could just be he benefits from the day off.”

    Will you PUH-LEASE stop being rational and objective! Please!

    ;)

  444. UnKnown October 20th, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    Can we get this Andrus punk out for once.

  445. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    It’s amazing how many 2 strikes hits the Yanks have given up in this series. CC’s fastball is hurting him in this innng.

  446. Dill Pickler October 20th, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    When you are handed opportunities to score and you blow them out your *** because you can’t even put the ball in play, you give the other team life.

  447. Triple Short of a Cycle October 20th, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    wow Babe Ruth actually made out

  448. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    Wow, that was fortunate.

  449. The Other Phil October 20th, 2010 at 5:50 pm

    And the panic begins…

  450. PL October 20th, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    lol Posada even misses balls in the air…ouch

  451. start_wearing_pink October 20th, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Mitch Moreland is very savvy young hitter

  452. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Come on CC!!!!

  453. PL October 20th, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    WTF CC BE an ACE

  454. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    Why is no one up?

  455. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    He has to get his command back quickly…

  456. Triple Short of a Cycle October 20th, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    I’m glad CC is on regular rest

  457. start_wearing_pink October 20th, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    Crowd’s on their feet, and they are on their feet for you, CC. Great effort from Swish.

  458. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    Paging Dave Eiland….

  459. Dj October 20th, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Please CC, get out of the inning without any damage…

  460. qiantom October 20th, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    CC doesn’t have great control like Lee does. He never will.

  461. PL October 20th, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    my god…get tough for sh%ts sake

  462. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Damn his fastball command is awful.

  463. Jeremy October 20th, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    CC needs to stop. I’m tired of the excuses from this pitching staff. Throw strikes and go over the damn scouting reports. It seems like Andy is the only one who has a clue.

  464. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    a cc sized DP!

  465. Dj October 20th, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Phew!

  466. start_wearing_pink October 20th, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Very important double play! To second for one…two, double play!

  467. Fran the original October 20th, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Huge DP by CC.

  468. PL October 20th, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    thank you

  469. Macfan October 20th, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    Good sit down Josh Hamilton

  470. The Other Phil October 20th, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    For those of you interested, high-tension rope is still on sale at Home Depot thru the weekend.

  471. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Nice!! That was a giant dp…

  472. West Coast Yankee Fan October 20th, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Aches and pains, days off and other peripheral ancillary factors should not be used as excuses in the post-season and I think any player would agree with that. Every team deals with those issues in some form or another. Come October it’s time to suck it up and just play through it.

  473. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 20th, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    “And the panic begins…”

    Wasn’t worried a whit. Fran can attest to that. I knew CC would get out of it.

    :)

  474. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    The good pitch there still doesn’t excuse Joe and Dave for having no one ready if Hamilton got a hit there.

  475. SJ44 October 20th, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    This is a good hitting team.

    Yet, CC continues to make big pitches to get big outs.

    He’s Pettitte-like today in working out of trouble.

  476. 108 stitches October 20th, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Step on their necks. Pad the lead with another 3-4 runs.

  477. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 20th, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    “Aches and pains, days off and other peripheral ancillary factors should not be used as excuses in the post-season and I think any player would agree with that. Every team deals with those issues in some form or another. Come October it’s time to suck it up and just play through it.”

    Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  478. qiantom October 20th, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    8 hits already again. Texas is just hitting extremely well as a team.

  479. UnKnown October 20th, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Carsten is really making some big time big time pitches when he has to today. That line aint going to look so good. But hopefully that last number will

  480. Donna L October 20th, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    six outs to Mo.

  481. Fran the original October 20th, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    Wasn’t worried a whit. Fran can attest to that. I knew CC would get out of it.
    ***********************
    Trisha,

    :)

  482. Macfan October 20th, 2010 at 5:58 pm

    “# TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    The good pitch there still doesn’t excuse Joe and Dave for having no one ready if Hamilton got a hit there.”

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

    If you can’t trust your “ACE” in that situation, then the Yankees ought to pack their bags and head home

    Sabathia led the majors in Wins, he is not Burnett, Vazquez or Hughes

    You have to trust him to get the job done in the game as a #1 starter

  483. Macfan October 20th, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    Is Cruz hurt, see he’s out of the game

  484. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 20th, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    Bear this in mind, those who STILL refuse to get it.

    CC is now on regular rest. So will Phil and Andy be on regular rest.

    You have to be BEYOND moronic or totally unschooled in the game to obscure the fact that pitchers who get too much rest have a hard time finding their timing and control.

  485. Tom in N.J. October 20th, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    Cruz hurt?

  486. blake October 20th, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    Huge pitch to Hamilton right there.

  487. Chad Jennings October 20th, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    Nelson Cruz: Day-to-day with a tight left hamstring.

  488. Tom in N.J. October 20th, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    Left hammy, day to day for Cruz.

  489. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    The offense has to come with the knock out punch…Cruz out of the game that helps the Yanks…

  490. PL October 20th, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    cruz hurt YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAMMY

  491. Tom in N.J. October 20th, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    Damned professional journalist…

  492. Tom in N.J. October 20th, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    And Thanks, Chad

  493. CB October 20th, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    The Rangers are a team that is good at making contact on the ball but isn’t particularly patient at the plate. If a pitcher is around the zone and trying not to walk people the Rangers are going to get some hits.

    The key is to execute quality pitches with command when the moment comes to prevent them from stringing hits together. CC is doing that today. He’s making the Rangers swing at his pitch when men are on base. He’s using the Rangers aggressiveness against them when men are on base as he did in that last at bat to Young.

  494. Tom in N.J. October 20th, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    Annybody else Alive out there?

    I feel like Carl.

  495. blake October 20th, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    Cano hits it on the nose nearly every time.

  496. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    Cano hit that ball too hard…

  497. Macfan October 20th, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    “# Donna L October 20th, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    six outs to Mo.”

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

    Heaven knows, Mo actually needs some work he has bee plastered in that dugout since Game 1

  498. Angel October 20th, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    PL October 20th, 2010 at 6:00 pm
    cruz hurt YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAMMY
    *******************************

    And yet you would have been outraged if any Rangers fans were cheering over Tex last night.

    :mad:

  499. Tom in N.J. October 20th, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Throat on foot time guys.

    Put ‘em away!

  500. Fran the original October 20th, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    Too bad that bounced into the bullpen.

  501. igotid88 October 20th, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    damn ground rule double

  502. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Damn, that cost them a run.

  503. blake October 20th, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Arod finally breaks through….bad luck there cause Swisher scores if they stays in.

  504. Angel October 20th, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Step on their backs guys…

  505. PL October 20th, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Berkman please just hit a flyball….we need to get these freakin runs

  506. G-C October 20th, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    CC’s doing what he needs to do.

    One more big hit this inning and I’ll feel comfortable going about my every day life until game six.

    No reason why they can’t carry this momentum into game six against Lewis.

  507. Jeremy October 20th, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    trisha
    I agree too much rest can be a bad thing.

  508. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    breaks just not going out way.

  509. Tyler October 20th, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Just got back from class, good to see that they are playing up to their potential a bit

    And man that CC is just not an ace. What a clutz.

  510. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Thames has to be patient and not swing out of his shoes

  511. PL October 20th, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    Angel October 20th, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    PL October 20th, 2010 at 6:00 pm
    cruz hurt YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAMMY
    *******************************

    And yet you would have been outraged if any Rangers fans were cheering over Tex last night.

    Um no I wouldn’t……Its out of respect because Cruz has killed us….If Im a Rangers fan im pissed he got hurt…Because Tex has been so bad at the plate

  512. Macfan October 20th, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    “# CB October 20th, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    The Rangers are a team that is good at making contact on the ball but isn’t particularly patient at the plate. If a pitcher is around the zone and trying not to walk people the Rangers are going to get some hits.

    The key is to execute quality pitches with command when the moment comes to prevent them from stringing hits together. CC is doing that today. He’s making the Rangers swing at his pitch when men are on base. He’s using the Rangers aggressiveness against them when men are on base as he did in that last at bat to Young.”

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

    Ala Phil Hughes in his start with his fastballs not located effectively

    Lets hope in a possible Game 6 that Phil makes adjustments in that area

    Texas loves fastballs around the plate and like you said are ready to swing at them

    Look at Molina last night vs Burnett on the 1st pitch, Cruz loves first pitch fastballs as well

  513. Fran the original October 20th, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Big at bat by Lance here

  514. The Other Phil October 20th, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    blake October 20th, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    Arod finally breaks through….bad luck there cause Swisher scores if they stays in.
    ======

    I never understood that. It’s supposed to be umpire’s discretion on whether a runner would score, not an automatic “2 bases only” rule. Yet they never, ever allow a runner to score from 1st on a GR double.

  515. Macfan October 20th, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Lets blow this game open here Berkman

  516. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 20th, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    And an additional DUH for those who don’t like the extra rest “excuse.”

    Remember how the Yankees couldn’t hit Wilson? See what they’re doing now?

    Or maybe Long just taught all of them how to hit again, overnight.

    :roll:

    I know that Tex is probably a huge liar and doesn’t know NEARLY as much about baseball as West Coast Sux Fraud, but he did say immediately after the Yankees clinched the division that long layoffs definitely affected hitters timing.

    Anyone watching the Phils series and seeing them having a little difficulty? I guess they suck in reality too, right? Has nothing to do with them clinching early and SF playing to the end of their series.

    So stop with the excuses Yankees. Suck it up. Turn around and let someone wind you up. Don’t you DARE act human!!!

    Moron.

  517. start_wearing_pink October 20th, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Spikes to throats, ladies and gentlemen.

  518. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    Too bad they don’t have someone to pinch hit for Berkman here. I hate his right handed swing. If Kearns was decent he would get an at bat here.

  519. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Why is Berkman swinging when CJ can’t throw strikes and he can’t hit them from the right side?

  520. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    still think berkman should move closer to the plate

  521. Angel October 20th, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Funny kind of respect – cheering an injury. Any injury.

  522. Erica in NY October 20th, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    MPF Lance berkman = Awesome :grin:

  523. Fran the original October 20th, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Good job getting the run in.

  524. G-C October 20th, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    CC’s fastball just doesn’t have a whole lot of life on it tonight. It hasn’t all postseason. He’s getting by on location and guile, which is fine with me as long as he’s only giving up one run.

  525. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Nice Berkman, He’s a sac fly machine? Love to see them scoring without a hit! That’s playoff baseball.

  526. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    that was a ride

  527. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 20th, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    And a note to PL. Unless you don’t know anything about or believe at all in karma, you have to be a total loon to cheer someone’s injury! You shouldn’t do it even if you don’t believe in karma. JMO

  528. start_wearing_pink October 20th, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    Other Phil
    Umpire’s discretion is involved when fan’s interference is involved.
    A-Rod’s double was an automatic double.
    GR doubles are due to each park’s grounds rules.

  529. Ace October 20th, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    Posada 2-3. Good thing cervelli was in for D last night. Sarcasm.

  530. RJ October 20th, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    Love to see the tag by Al & the Yankees getting aggressive. Momentum has shifted.

  531. SJ44 October 20th, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    Got the run back.

    Have a shutdown inning and they are on their way.

  532. West Coast Yankee Fan October 20th, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    CJ Wilson is pitching a poor game; thankfully we are taking advantage of it. He doesn’t have anything today.

  533. Macfan October 20th, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Good got our 5 run lead back, game can’t be tied up on a Grand Salami

    :)

  534. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    you see, getting at least one run keeps the momentum in the Yankee’s corner. Imagine if CJ got out of that without a run? Texas would be pumped up to do something. Never underestimate the value of the tack on run.

  535. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    At least they got back the run that CC gave up. Hopefully the big guy can hold them here…

  536. The Phenom October 20th, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    Yes, Jim, the Yankees do not want to get hits. They would rather make outs. I suggest you fax your resume immediately to Cashman so you can manage the Yankees next year.

  537. The Other Phil October 20th, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    start_wearing_pink October 20th, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    Other Phil
    Umpire’s discretion is involved when fan’s interference is involved.
    A-Rod’s double was an automatic double.
    GR doubles are due to each park’s grounds rules.
    ——–

    Ok. I didn’t know the official rule. Thought that the lead runner on GR double was ump’s discretion as well.

  538. PL October 20th, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    # trisha – true pinstriped blue October 20th, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    And a note to PL. Unless you don’t know anything about or believe at all in karma, you have to be a total loon to cheer someone’s injury! You shouldn’t do it even if you don’t believe in karma. JMO

    Get over it..Im not cheering the guy is hurting..Im cheering that he’s out and we no longer have to face him..Of course it sucks for him he’s hurt…But it benefits the Yankees so im all for it

  539. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 20th, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    :lol:

    When we hit Wilson, it’s because he’s having a bad game. When we don’t it’s because he’s Cy Young. I guess the Yankees really CAN’T hit…

  540. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 20th, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    “Get over it..Im not cheering the guy is hurting..Im cheering that he’s out and we no longer have to face him..Of course it sucks for him he’s hurt…But it benefits the Yankees so im all for it”

    I’m over it. I understand being relieved that we don’t have to face someone who’s been hitting well. I apologize if I read that one too quickly and misunderstood your intent.

    :)

  541. CB October 20th, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    “Ala Phil Hughes in his start with his fastballs not located effectively”

    That’s right. But while Hughes start overall was poor I was very impressed with what he was able to do with his fastball in that first inning. He looked very impressive and the Rangers – a very good fastball hitting team were swinging through the ball.

    I bring that inning up because Hughes clearly lost his mechanics as the game went on and then the wheels fell off.

    But during that albeit brief period when he was locating as he usually does Hughes looked very good.

    If Hughes locates his fastball the way he can, he can also use the Rangers aggression against them. He can get them to offer at his pitch, pitches that are hard to square up. They might get some hits but they won’t be able to do major damage.

    Let’s just get through this game and move on to game 6. I’ll happily turn the ball over to Hughes and take it from there. Just get the ball to Hughes.

  542. West Coast Yankee Fan October 20th, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    No one wants to hear excuses from players who get paid tens of millions of dollars to perform at a high standard that a few extra days off is an excuse to render them impotent. The Yankees have every tool imaginable, indoor batting cages, trainers, conditioning coaches, etc. I don’t want to hear it. Excuses are for . . .

  543. Tyler October 20th, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Get this series to Texas and the pressure is solely on the Rangers.

  544. start_wearing_pink October 20th, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    trisha
    Are being sarcastic? The Yankees are hitting a quality pitcher today.

  545. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Now all the sudden the talk will turn from Arod killing the Yankees to Vlad killing the Rangers. Keep tightening those screws Yankees.

  546. PL October 20th, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue

    Its cool, i just get heated and cant seem to form clear concise sentences when i watch this team…lol

  547. Ruby Tuesday October 20th, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Huuuuuuuughes !

  548. Tom in N.J. October 20th, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    Anybody else see the Alien in the crowd?

  549. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 20th, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    I cannot emphasize the following enough:

    Our rotation is now on regular rest

    Hughes his pitched phenomenally well in Texas – on regular rest.

    The hitters seem to have regained their rhythm.

    This is all good!

  550. blake October 20th, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    CC staying closed and on top better than in game 1. He still doesn’t have his good stuff but its allowing him to locate better and make big pitches when he needs to.

    SJ is right…its a Pettite like outing so far…and there’s nothing wrong with that.

  551. UnKnown October 20th, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Not sure about that Tyler – but this loosey goosey sh*t won’t be as much on their side. That is for sure.

  552. Ruby Tuesday October 20th, 2010 at 6:15 pm

    Maybe C.C. can go back out there on one day rest ?

  553. West Coast Yankee Fan October 20th, 2010 at 6:16 pm

    What is going on at the stadium? So many empty seats, no one standing. In stark comparison to San Fran, Philly and Texas. And last night the stadium started emptying in the 8th inning. Times they are a changin’.

  554. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Hey Phenom, how about we do this, you ignore my posts and I continue to scroll past yours.

  555. UnKnown October 20th, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Now Murphy comes in and gets a knock. Rangers are just riding that hot streak this past week. Everything they do works. Have to hope that changes.

  556. Dj October 20th, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    CC, please get some outs!

  557. Tyler October 20th, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Unknown-

    I think it will be. Yes they have Lee going game 7 but no team wants a winner takes all game. Too much can happen in that game regardless of Lee. If the Yanks can jump ahead in game 6 you are going to see some very nervous Rangers. They have never closed out a playoff series like this to go to the World Series.

    If they get it to Texas I bet Texas tightens as long as Hughes brings his good fastball lol.

  558. UnKnown October 20th, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Get Wood up!

  559. West Coast Yankee Fan October 20th, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Would be great not to have to go to Mo for 2 innings.

  560. PL October 20th, 2010 at 6:18 pm

    Arods Defense has been atrocious this series

  561. UnKnown October 20th, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Huge tack on run last inning. come on CC. Get a few more outs here.

  562. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Now he really needs to get the pen up…..yet there is nothing.

  563. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    I think it’s time to go to Wood for 2 and Mo for 2 and get the game to Texas. Stop messing around, CC hasn’t been sharp in this game and he’s done a great job, don’t make the same mistake you made last night Joe.

  564. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Girardi has to get somone up in the bullpen. Arod’s range has been awful in the post season.

  565. Donna L October 20th, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Is anyone warming up? Or is Girardi just going to stand there in the dugout with that stupid half smile on his face and say in the post-game that “CC is my guy,” and “I liked the matchup”?

  566. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    Bout time.

  567. igotid88 October 20th, 2010 at 6:19 pm

    come on dp

  568. Dj October 20th, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Woods warming up. Come on!

  569. Tyler October 20th, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Francouer DP right here.

  570. start_wearing_pink October 20th, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Hughes did not lose his mechanics as Game 2 progressed. When Hughes loses his mechanics, his shoulder flies open and his pitches sail up and in or up and away. Hughes’ problem in Game 2 was that he threw too many pitches that had too much of the strike zone. The Rangers smash balls that have too much of the plate.

  571. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Get CC out of this game….

  572. Triple Short of a Cycle October 20th, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    glad CC is on regular rest. What is that the 11th hit?

  573. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    One more batter?

  574. PL October 20th, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    get him out NOW!!!!!!!!!!

  575. Donna L October 20th, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Oy.

  576. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 20th, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    OK, now Girardi….GO PULL THE PITCHER YOU IDIOT !

  577. PL October 20th, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Swisher will you ever dive

  578. Dj October 20th, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Please get out of this inning without giving up runs…

  579. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Joe gained a lot of trust from me last year but I’m starting to think that was a lot of luck. There is NO EXCUSE to not have ANYONE up in the bullpen with two guys on base in the 6th. NONE>

  580. Tyler October 20th, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Arod hasn’t gotten going in the playoffs in any aspect this series. He’s going to have to heat up with Tex out but he’s a difference maker…

  581. NYY fan in NH October 20th, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    CC has been terrible in these playoffs.. 5 days rest now so no excuses for his performance today

  582. Donna L October 20th, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    I hate these games where he leaves CC in too long. It’s happened several times in the last month. Trust only goes so far.

  583. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    He has no fastball command and all of these pitches are right down the middle. Girardi is going way too long with him, take him out!!!

  584. Dill Pickler October 20th, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    It’s not so much a hot streak as a pitcher falling behind 3-1. You can’t keep falling behind these guys and get them out consistently.

    Now can we PLEASE get the crappy #9 hitting backup catcher out????

  585. blake October 20th, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    have to limit damage here. Come on CC.

  586. Jeremy October 20th, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Girardi acting like Snoree. Sleeping while things are going bad.

    And can this pitching staff get it’s act together ? It really is sad that Andy is the only guy who can pitch a quality start in this series.

  587. West Coast Yankee Fan October 20th, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    Nervous time. Sabathia has given up 11 hits in 5.1 innings.

  588. Wave Your Hat October 20th, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Kerry Wood with the bases loaded would be a little scary, IMO.

  589. fanfromcali October 20th, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    is it just me or even with a 5 run lead with cc on the mound, i still feel that the yankees will loose this game….cc has not been cc in this game at all…not even a single 1-2-3 inning. does this team really deserve to go to the ws?

  590. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    I don’t agree with letting your ace blow the game. I guess Girardi didn’t learn anything from yesterday….

  591. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 20th, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    CC wil get it done for us.

    If he brings us to it, he’ll get us throught it!

  592. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 20th, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    after CC gives up 2-3 runs this inning, then on with the BS Jarhead talk,,,,,well, we liked the matchup….BLA BLA BLA…

  593. Angel October 20th, 2010 at 6:22 pm

    Sheesh that last pitch looked too close to call a ball.

  594. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 20th, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    TOTALLY SQUEEZED ON THAT PITCH !

  595. Triple Short of a Cycle October 20th, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    Girardi is saving the pen for next year

  596. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    i think this is the time we should have rivera up.

  597. West Coast Yankee Fan October 20th, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    What’s Hamilton doing playing craps in the dugout?

  598. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 20th, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    “is it just me or even with a 5 run lead with cc on the mound, i still feel that the yankees will loose this game”

    I absolutely do not feel the Yankees will lose this game

  599. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    If the Yankees lose this game Girardi should be managing the Bridgeport Bluefish next year.

  600. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 20th, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    he’s at 100 pitches, the bases are loaded and the batter already has a HR in THIS GAME against CC…..yup…leave him in…..IDIOT !

  601. Yankee44 October 20th, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Strike 4 from CC

  602. Benny Blanco October 20th, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue October 20th, 2010 at 6:14 pm
    I cannot emphasize the following enough:

    Our rotation is now on regular rest

    Hughes his pitched phenomenally well in Texas – on regular rest.

    The hitters seem to have regained their rhythm.

    This is all good!
    =====================

    Trisha,

    I know this might be silly, but I honestly believe that if we win tonights game- phil will win friday’s game. I dont think they will hit him like they did before. In addition, I do think that if we face lee again in game 7, the yankees will hit him. At some point lee’s domination against the yankees will cease. Well, thats what i’m at least hoping

  603. Jeremy October 20th, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    or I should have said Snorre.

  604. PL October 20th, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    COME ON CC>>>>>>>WTF

  605. Chase October 20th, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Posada’s horrendous glove caused CC 2 strikes that would have gotten Treanor out.

  606. Donna L October 20th, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    this is like the game against the Twins.

  607. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 20th, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    HOW THE FOCK IS THAT A BALL, TOO ?

  608. Tyler October 20th, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Wow that 2-2 pitch was a beauty! Come on!

  609. West Coast Yankee Fan October 20th, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Sabathia has certainly not had a very good post season.

  610. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    if he walks him you bring in Robertson correct? Is he up? Haven’t heard the announcers say anything.

  611. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    He can’t even throw strikes to the back up catcher. He is out of gas…

  612. 4 NYY October 20th, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Who do you want to come in ? Joba, Logan, Mitre , DRob ?

    CC is fine !

  613. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 20th, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    :)

    One more out

  614. NYY fan in NH October 20th, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    why didnt Arod tag that runner?????

  615. Triple Short of a Cycle October 20th, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    some ace. right old man SJ44?

  616. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    I’ll take that as long as he gets the third out.

  617. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    how is the guy running to thurd not out of the baseline?

  618. Dj October 20th, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Come on, CC! One more out without any more runs! Please get out of the inning!

  619. Wave Your Hat October 20th, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Ouch

  620. Fran the original October 20th, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Ok to trade a run for an out.

  621. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Get CC out of there…

  622. NYY fan in NH October 20th, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Arod definately could of had that DP there!!!

  623. Tyler October 20th, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Gladly trade 1 run for an out there.

  624. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    third

  625. start_wearing_pink October 20th, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    A-Rod didn’t tag the runner because the runner ran out of the baseline.

  626. Yankee44 October 20th, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Looks like the run got knocked in … after the ump missed a couple strike calls

  627. UnKnown October 20th, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Last batter of the game for CC

  628. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 20th, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    now leave him in to give up just ONE MORE HIT, Jarhead…..then you will have Texas right back in the game where you want them…..FOCK HEAD !

  629. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    if he just tried to tag the runner he would have been called for out of the baseline. Guess he didn’t see him

  630. NYY fan in NH October 20th, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Getting squeezed all damn series!

  631. Frozen Rope October 20th, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    how was the runner to third not out for running out of the base line on Treanor’s grounder????

  632. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 20th, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    Squeezed much?

  633. Angel October 20th, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    How was that not a strike?? Argh!

  634. UnKnown October 20th, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    This is the right move by Joe. last batter here

  635. 4 NYY October 20th, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    CC will go at least 7

  636. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    dribler through the hole makes it 6-4, geez c’mon cc

  637. Wave Your Hat October 20th, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    I thought I heard them say Wood was warming.

  638. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    Stepping off because he doesn’t trust any of his stuff anymore. How long do you need to watch baseball before you can see your pitcher is spent

  639. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 20th, 2010 at 6:28 pm

    107 pitches, has given up 11 hits….NO CHANCE he gives up number 12, right JOE ???

  640. Tom in N.J. October 20th, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    Wood was warming.

    Unless he sat down…

  641. 4 NYY October 20th, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    CC is an outstanding lefty, no matter what.

  642. West Coast Yankee Fan October 20th, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    Girardi playing with fire as usual.

  643. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    CC needs to really rare back here and blow it buy him.

  644. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    Don Vito A. Bellamo October 20th, 2010 at 6:28 pm
    107 pitches, has given up 11 hits….NO CHANCE he gives up number 12, right JOE ???

    __

    maybe you should call the dugout and stop annoying the rest of us.

  645. 97edwardc October 20th, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    3rd straight disappointing outing from CC. Hopefully he can limit the damage here.

  646. Frozen Rope October 20th, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    im sure grady girardi will leave CC in long enough to blow it.

  647. PL October 20th, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    i guess these hitters just have every Yankee pitchers number

  648. NYY fan in NH October 20th, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    I HATE TEXAS!!

  649. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 20th, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    ac1, maybe you should go find a clue

  650. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    high fastball here

  651. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    all you people do is complain complain complain. would be hard to tell we were up 4 and not down 4.

  652. 4 NYY October 20th, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    This is best Rangers team ever IMO. Didn’t fold as in past.

  653. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    It’s unreal how lefty to lefty these guys can have such good siwngs. CC has to hit the outside corner, down and way.

  654. 97edwardc October 20th, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    Whew!

  655. Dj October 20th, 2010 at 6:30 pm

    Yes! I can start breathing again.

  656. Tom in N.J. October 20th, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    HUGE!

  657. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Huge pitch. May have saved the season.

  658. Fran the original October 20th, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    OK. I can come of the ledge now :)

  659. Triple Short of a Cycle October 20th, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    now please do not let hm start the 7th

  660. Wave Your Hat October 20th, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Yes!

  661. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 20th, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    LIKE THAT!!!

    I told you I told you I told you.

    :)

  662. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    like the stare down CC gives the batter walking off the mound

  663. blake October 20th, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Great pitch by the big man. To get out of that with 1 run is huge.

  664. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 20th, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Holy Cr@p !….the ump called a strike ??? What is he,,,,crazy ???

  665. start_wearing_pink October 20th, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Great pitch. Froze him.

  666. RadioKev October 20th, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Vintage CC outing, this is why he’s a 21 game winner.

  667. The Other Phil October 20th, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Don: CC and Joe have two words for you.

    SUCK IT.

  668. NYY fan in NH October 20th, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Posada looks so confused catching CC. He’s actually costing him strikes

  669. UnKnown October 20th, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Whoop there it is. CC’s day is done. Now Kerry.

  670. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Don Vito A. Bellamo October 20th, 2010 at 6:30 pm
    ac1, maybe you should go find a clue

    __

    man YOU WERE RIGHT!!! CC blew the game right there.

    God go jump off a bridge or something….

  671. 4 NYY October 20th, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    That’s why you leave your best starter in there a little longer.

    See ! CC !

  672. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    This is best Rangers team ever IMO. Didn’t fold as in past.

    ———-

    this series isn’t over yet.

  673. JM October 20th, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    CC is a warrior.

  674. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    How is it Don Vito wasnt even considered to be the manager of this team? I for one an stunned, especially when he is right almost half the time, and usually in hindsight.

  675. YankFanCA October 20th, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    That, I would say, is the definition of scattering 11 hits. Tortuous, but minimal damage.

  676. Betsy October 20th, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    Absolutely no CC in the 7th…………

  677. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    The offense has to score another 1 or 2. The bullpen has been shaky the last couple of days and the Rangers have had guys on base every inning.

  678. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    notice how on any questionable strikes by Yankee pitchers TBS immediately goes the the strikezone graphic but close calls by Texas pitchers get no replay at all

  679. 4 NYY October 20th, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    # NYY fan in NH October 20th, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Posada looks so confused catching CC. He’s actually costing him strikes

    +—————————————————————————————————–+

    Yeah, with all his experience, I’m sure he’s CONFUSED ! Umm, NOT !!!

  680. Pat M. October 20th, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    When they recap this series after The Yanks come back to win the ALCS, it’s likely that that called strike 3 by CC will be viewed as the pitch of the series

  681. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 20th, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    “Trisha,

    I know this might be silly, but I honestly believe that if we win tonights game- phil will win friday’s game. I dont think they will hit him like they did before. In addition, I do think that if we face lee again in game 7, the yankees will hit him. At some point lee’s domination against the yankees will cease. Well, thats what i’m at least hoping”

    Benny, it doesn’t sound silly at all! I agree with everything you just said.

    :)

  682. Chase October 20th, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Posada is the worst catcher when it comes to framing pitches or catching them softly.

    He violently stabs at them, reaching is arms all across the plate and causing perfectly clear strikes to be called balls.

    The Treanor at bat had 2 strike out pitches that were ruined by Posada, and he almost ruined that last amazing slider by CC to end the 6th.

  683. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Hopefully Hughes gets inspired by the six gutty innings CC gave the Yankees tonight.

  684. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    i loved hpw some people showed up to complain about girardi leaving cc in, then left when they were made to look like fools.

  685. JM October 20th, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Now can we cut out the moronic “CC stinks,” “he’s not an ace,” “he is awful in the playoffs” stuff?

    It’s the playoffs. It’s not supposed to be easy.

  686. Fran the original October 20th, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Nice start to the inning by Granderson. Hopefully we can get the run back.

  687. Tom in N.J. October 20th, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Nice hitting there, Granderson.

  688. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 20th, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    All of you who are sitting nervously worrying about CC? CC on regular rest? CC who knows how to win them in the postseason and only falters when he has 10 days rest?

    That’s why you’re behind the keyboard of a computer and he’s on the mound!

    ;)

  689. West Coast Yankee Fan October 20th, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    I am sure I am not alone in hoping for some more runs here; it being an elimination game and all.

  690. Dj October 20th, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Okay, time to get Grandy home.

  691. YankFanCA October 20th, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    This series is not over, but neither is this game.

  692. PL October 20th, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Gardner you must bunt

  693. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    Can we have Granderson steal 3b right now and Gardy bunt him in. I would like to see that, otherwise what’s the point of having them back to back?

  694. UnKnown October 20th, 2010 at 6:36 pm

    lets see if brett can possibly get a bunt down. come on

  695. PL October 20th, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    # JM October 20th, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    Now can we cut out the moronic “CC stinks,” “he’s not an ace,” “he is awful in the playoffs” stuff?

    It’s the playoffs. It’s not supposed to be easy.
    unless ur Cliff Lee

  696. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    gardner cannot bunt.

  697. 4 NYY October 20th, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    # Jim October 20th, 2010 at 6:32 pm

    This is best Rangers team ever IMO. Didn’t fold as in past.

    ———-

    this series isn’t over yet.

    +——————————————————————————————+

    Sure hope not !!! Won’t be that disappointed if they don’t come all the back, Lee is just about the ultimate big game pitcher right now. Hope they get the chance though !!!!!!!!!!!

  698. igotid88 October 20th, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    tried to bunt a pitch going away

  699. Tom in N.J. October 20th, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Gardner bunts “late”

  700. UnKnown October 20th, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    nothing new there from the reg. season. geez gardner. at least pull it now

  701. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    unless ur Cliff Lee

    or pettitte

  702. igotid88 October 20th, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    nice bunt

  703. Tom in N.J. October 20th, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Nice job, brett.

  704. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Gardner needs to spend 3 hours every day this winter in bunting practice – until his hands bleed. No excuse not being an excellent bunter with his speed.

  705. 4 NYY October 20th, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    Great to hear Bob Sheppards voice !

  706. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 6:38 pm

    get the run in jeet

  707. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 20th, 2010 at 6:39 pm

    Happy Birthday Bob Sheppard. This game’s for you.

    :(

  708. start_wearing_pink October 20th, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    R.I.P. Bob

  709. PL October 20th, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    Why so tense with 1 out and runner on third? the pressure is on the pitcher…Let the ball come to you..Its all in the hips

  710. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Lee is just about the ultimate big game pitcher right now.

    ——

    You mean he’ll be pitching against the ultimate big game pitcher, at least on paper. Girardi is squandering an opportunity to play small ball with the rest of this game to get them geared up for Lee in game 7. They are not going to score runs in bunches on him but if they can hit and run and steal 2 or 3 runs they can at least get to the bullpen and give themselves a chance. The Yankees won last year with small ball. Every one forgets that because of Arod.

  711. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    c’mon just a classic inside out to 2nd Jeter

  712. start_wearing_pink October 20th, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    A wonderful walk drawn by Jeter. Oh Captain, my Captain!

  713. Dj October 20th, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Great at bat by Jeter.

  714. 4 NYY October 20th, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    # Jim October 20th, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    Lee is just about the ultimate big game pitcher right now.

    ——

    You mean he’ll be pitching against the ultimate big game pitcher, at least on paper. Girardi is squandering an opportunity to play small ball with the rest of this game to get them geared up for Lee in game 7. They are not going to score runs in bunches on him but if they can hit and run and steal 2 or 3 runs they can at least get to the bullpen and give themselves a chance. The Yankees won last year with small ball. Every one forgets that because of Arod.
    +—————————————————————————————————————+

    Either way, I hope they get there.

  715. Cashmoney October 20th, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Why isn’t Gardner going?

  716. PL October 20th, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    can u just get a flyball Swisher..i swear this team has a mental block with these situations

  717. Laura - I Bleed Blue October 20th, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Swisher is useless with runners on base.

  718. RadioKev October 20th, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Cashmoney October 20th, 2010 at 6:47 pm
    Why isn’t Gardner going?

    Good question

  719. NYY fan in NH October 20th, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    God Swish.. having him and Jeter next to each other in batting order just smells of DP!

  720. 4 NYY October 20th, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    All you can do is hit it and he did, ( hard too ) bad luck.

  721. Cashmoney October 20th, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    You had Granderson on third, there is no way TX throw through with Gardner going? I don’t understand this team sometimes.

  722. BA October 20th, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Man it sure would gave been nice to get a few runs the last two innings

  723. NYY fan in NH October 20th, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Is it too much to ask Swish to hit a flyout when he usually hits the ball in the air?

  724. Cashmoney October 20th, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    I mean Jeter.

  725. Fran the original October 20th, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Wish he at least got a sac fly there.

  726. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    If Girardi would just revert back to small ball at least they’d have a chance to score those runs from 3rd with less than two out. Every time they fail to get that run in it just give momentum to the opposing pitcher and deflates and tightens up the offense because hitters start to think they have to do too much at the plate.

  727. Laura - I Bleed Blue October 20th, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Gardner wasn’t on base!!!!!!

  728. SJ44 October 20th, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Swish is just a terrible post-season hitter with runners on base.

    He’s too jacked up and gets himself out more than pitchers do.

    He’s got to find a way to quiet everything down at the plate in these situations.

    That was an awful AB.

    Up to Kerry Wood to throw strikes and put up a clean inning.

  729. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Swisher cannot handle the 2 hole, Granderson is hitting fine against lefties, no reason to take an AB away from him per game when he’s hitting well.

  730. NYY fan in NH October 20th, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    How was that not a strike????

  731. 4time October 20th, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Yet another wasted opportunity. In close games, those are going to kill us.

    Swish has to be able to get a ball in the air there

  732. DocTodd October 20th, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Nick Whiffer is as clutch with runners in scoring position as the Buffalo Bills are in Super Bowls..

  733. ac1 October 20th, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    first sign of trouble, get rivera warming up. and if he cant go in the 9th, put hughes out there. Joe says all hands on deck except for pettitte.

  734. Cashmoney October 20th, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    Laura, it could be anyone with average speed, the point is Granderson is on third. You go in that situation to stay out dp or if they throw through, have granderson steal home. If he going to play ball with Gardner whom can’t hit then you run jeter the first opportunity you get.

    It’s a retarded play not to go there.

  735. Uncle L October 20th, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    wow. gameday had ball 1 being down the middle.

  736. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    You had Granderson on third, there is no way TX throw through with Gardner going? I don’t understand this team sometimes.

    ———

    They still think Teix is in the lineup. Can’t take the bat out of Teix’s hands. I have no idea why Girardi has abandoned the running game in this series. No idea.

  737. Dj October 20th, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Man, bad break there. Come on, DP!

  738. BA October 20th, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    CC has battled to put them in a position to win, time for the bullpen to seal the deal.

  739. NYY fan in NH October 20th, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Wood implosion? That was beyond stupid!

  740. igotid88 October 20th, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    he keeps getting on base with cheapies

  741. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Have to make that play, Kerry.

  742. PL October 20th, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    This POS cant hit the ball further than the pitchers mound and he has 3 hits

  743. UnKnown October 20th, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    new post up

  744. Chad Jennings October 20th, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Let’s jump to another thread. I’m hoping that keeps our server from having issues like last night.

  745. RadioKev October 20th, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Andrus is being a little Chone (can we make that a pejorative term?)

  746. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    You know that will equal a run….

  747. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    good idea Chad

  748. SJ44 October 20th, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Concentrate on the hitter. You have a four run lead.

  749. NYY fan in NH October 20th, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Andrus no HR, but hits little dribblers and ends up batting over .300… He’s like a little midge fly. He’s so small, but he annoys the hell out of you.

  750. Ace October 20th, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Gardner bunting again. Always nice to give up outs.

  751. PL October 20th, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    F me why is this so difficult

  752. Benny Blanco October 20th, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Where’s Gaudin when you need him? just kidding!

  753. 4 NYY October 20th, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Girardi is no Billy Martin, that’s for sure !

  754. Ace October 20th, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    They foul off every 2 strike.

  755. TeeBone23 October 20th, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  756. Bronx Jeers October 20th, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    :arrow:

  757. 4 NYY October 20th, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Ah, YOUTH !

  758. Fran the original October 20th, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Great pick-off move by Wood.

  759. TeeBone23 October 20th, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Andrus’ luck has run out, nice bone-headed baserunning play, you over aggressive blow hards!!!!

  760. BJK October 20th, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Antlers!

    Andrus = Deer in Headlights.

  761. 4 NYY October 20th, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Corner ?

  762. TeeBone23 October 20th, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    I’m still nervous though, had that pick-off not happened, I could see Texas score a run here and a run there and have this game go right to the last out!

    Come on Yanks, tack on some more runs!!!!

  763. 4 NYY October 20th, 2010 at 7:03 pm

    Ah, EXPERIENCE !

  764. balotin October 20th, 2010 at 7:06 pm

    When we win game 7 I want to decapitate Smoltz and Darling put antlers on their heads and hang them on a wall

  765. TeeBone23 October 20th, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    6 More Outs!!!!

    The question is, who will pitch the 8th? Wood is probably out of gas, Joba maybe? Or a 6 out save by who else??????

  766. 4 NYY October 20th, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    3 if needed for the 8th, DRob, Joba, Logan. Rivera for the 9th or maybe 4 outs.

  767. 4 NYY October 20th, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Time for Thames !

  768. TeeBone23 October 20th, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    LOL ….now that Hamilton made the last out in the 7th, it’s safe to put Logan in the 8th!!!

  769. 4 NYY October 20th, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Thames time passed.

  770. Ace October 20th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Thames hitting 5 says a lot about the lineups struggles.

  771. Ace October 20th, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Someone tell them tack on runs aren’t a bad thing.

  772. 4 NYY October 20th, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Lee is smiling now, will smile much more in off season !

  773. Charlie October 20th, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    How does Berkman swing through that fastball?

  774. TeeBone23 October 20th, 2010 at 7:25 pm

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  775. TeeBone23 October 20th, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    4444444444444444444444444444444444444444444444

  776. TeeBone23 October 20th, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    3333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333
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    LET”S GO YANKEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  777. Betsy October 20th, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Wow, Kerry looked unhittable there – and nice play by Alex

  778. 4 NYY October 20th, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    # Charlie October 20th, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    How does Berkman swing through that fastball?
    +————————————————————————————+

    Didn’t see it or what ?

  779. 4 NYY October 20th, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    2 good inns. from Wood !

  780. Ace October 20th, 2010 at 7:39 pm

    Momentum is a strange thing. Shifts in a second. The pressure to close out hangs over the rangers heads

  781. 4 NYY October 20th, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Will Gardner ever swing before he gets 2 strikes ? I know, he did it once today, but seems he rarely does.

  782. 4 NYY October 20th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Cano could handle a bullet shot out of a gun !

  783. West Coast Yankee Fan October 20th, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Cano and Mo off to Texas we go. Well done boys!

  784. Ace October 20th, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    This game is a huge indictment of girardi last night. Could have went to wood/mo for 9 outs. And got thru the 6 with joba Esp with CC starting. A 3-2 lead is what it should be. Oh well. Got to win 2

  785. 4 NYY October 20th, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    Another Mo down !!!

  786. BIG AL October 20th, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Order has been restored.

    Great day for the Yankees, and their faithful fans, but, a poor day for all the trolls and naysayers.

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