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Postgame notes: One that got away

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Notes on Sep 15, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees are paying attention to what’s happening around them. They were well aware that tonight was a chance to increase their lead in the American League East, and they were well aware that they had their chances to win.

“You want to win this one,” Robinson Cano said. “Especially because the Red Sox lost today.”

The Yankees had just four hits tonight and got their only run on Nick Swisher’s home run. It wasn’t enough offense, even on a night when the pitching staff was tremendous except for two costly mistakes.

The wild pitch
Two outs, runners at the corners in the third inning, Nova threw a curveball to Miguel Olivo. It nearly hit the batter, shot past Russell Martin and let the Mariners take a 1-0 lead.

“It was a curveball that fell out of my hand a little bit, and I couldn’t get it down,” Nova said. “I didn’t give Russell Martin a chance to catch it. That happens. I don’t want that to happen to me, but it’s going to happen.”

Martin never really had a chance to stop it.

“It’s a curveball that backed up and that’s the one thing you can’t really predict as a catcher,” Joe Girardi said. “You can anticipate down, down, block the ball, block the ball, but that one backed up and it happens.”

The home run
Cory Wade pitched out of trouble in the 11th, but the first batter he faced in the 12th was Luis Rodriguez, who already had two doubles. The 2-1 pitch was a changeup, and Rodriguez hammered it to right.

“It’s rough,” Wade said. “Everybody’s going out and contributing and did what they needed to do, and it came down to me and I made a mistake.”

The changeup has been a good pitch for Wade, and he didn’t second guess the pitch selection. He just missed his spot.

“I threw the pitch essentially right down the middle of the plate,” Wade said. “He gets paid to hit, and he did exactly what he’s supposed to… Nova shut it down for, I think, seven innings, and everybody came out of the bullpen and threw the ball really well. It’s just unfortunate that I had to be the lone wolf to go out there and struggle a little bit.”

• Cano was hobbling quite a bit in the clubhouse, but x-rays were negative and he seems fairly certain that he’ll play on Friday. The pitch in the 12th inning hit him right in the side of the right foot. “I knew it was a lot of pain, but I didn’t think it was broke,” he said. “… We can do ice treatment tomorrow and be ready to go Friday.”

• Girardi said the plan is still for Alex Rodriguez to play on Friday. Rodriguez came through fielding drills with no problems.

• The Yankees hit several balls hard tonight, but they never got much going against Jason Vargas. Obviously they made a mistake trying to score Andruw Jones in the third, but Girardi seemed more focused on deep fly balls that didn’t quite get out of the yard. “Think about the ball Grandy hit, the ball Tex hit,” Girardi said. “We hit some balls good. I thought we were patient on Vargas, I thought the guys put good at-bats. I thought he just located well. They made him work, we just didn’t get hits.”

• Nova came out of the game after 87 pitches. Although he acknowledged it was the right call to bring in Dave Robertson, he also felt strong enough to keep going. “I threw 80 something pitches,” he said. “So I was feeling really good. I think if we got two more runs, at least a run or two more, I think I can finish the game. But unfortunately, we don’t hit today, and I’ve got to be out of the game.”

• Speaking of the decision to pull Nova, Robertson did it again, getting out of the eighth with a shallow fly ball and a strikeout to strand runners at the corners. “I’ve always said he has the ability to strike people out,” Girardi said. “You can bring him in tough situations and he did it again tonight.”

• The Yankees were held to one run or less for the 16th time this season, and the third time in their past six games. They are 4-10 in extra innings this season.

• Derek Jeter extended his season-high hitting streak to 13 games and is batting .368 in his past 29 games, since August 11. He’s hitting .346 in his past 46 games, and he’s hitting .332 since returning from the disabled list on July 4.

• This is Jeter’s 16th consecutive season with 150 hits, tying Pete Rose for the second-longest 150-hit streak in baseball history. Hank Aaron has the record with 17 straight.

• Swisher has eight home runs in his past 19 games dating back to August 23. He his just five homers in his first 60 games this season.

• Girardi didn’t know Pedro Feliciano had surgery until reporters told him about it after the game. “I would be surprised if he pitched next year,” Girardi said. “But I’d have to hear the details.”

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78 Responses to “Postgame notes: One that got away”

  1. Villa Nova-Ya September 15th, 2011 at 6:43 am

    When Grandy’s hit late in the game didn’t make it out of the stadium (the one that Ichiro caught), I knew it wasn’t going to be their night. Well, maybe I had an inkling when Jones got thrown out at the plate and then a second inkling when Nova uncorked the WP. I just hope Cano is going to be okay.

    ****

    Having seen a reaction by one of the posters here to Mo’s statement that his cutter is a gift from God, saying sure, God gave Mo the cutter, but “allows” hunger, etc., I give you another quote from Mo, which I think answers that response/reaction quite well.

    “Of course you have to work at it. The talent that God gives you is there, but you have to work at it. It’s not like it’s just going to happen and God’s going to do it for you. It’s not like that. You have to do your part. He’s going to do His part, and you’ve got to do your part.”

    The above quote is from a really enjoyable article by Marc Carig in the Star Ledger.

    http://www.nj.com/yankees/inde.....epare.html

  2. Wang IS Taiwan September 15th, 2011 at 6:43 am

    Can’t say I was surprised we lost. Kind of had that feeling to it. And when I saw the Yanks record in extra innings (4-10), I understand why I wasn’t feeling very optimistic after the 8th.

    I can’t say it’s our bullpen that’s giving up those extra inning games, either. The Yanks just can’t seem to buy the big hit.

  3. Wang IS Taiwan September 15th, 2011 at 6:47 am

    Villa Nova – Ya,

    Thanks for your research and posting. That’s my belief as well.

    “Of course you have to work at it. The talent that God gives you is there, but you have to work at it. It’s not like it’s just going to happen and God’s going to do it for you. It’s not like that. You have to do your part. He’s going to do His part, and you’ve got to do your part.”

    You gotta do the work. Period. Could the gift have gone to a better man? He has honed his craft over many long years, and has continued to work out the little wrinkles that creep up every so often.

    There’s someone who really appreciates what they’ve been given.

  4. sunny615 September 15th, 2011 at 6:58 am

    Ugh. Pathetic showing by the offense. I don’t care how Girardi spins it. They stunk.

  5. Villa Nova-Ya September 15th, 2011 at 7:07 am

    Wang IS Taiwan -

    I agree, that the extra innings losses seem to have their root in the offense not coming through, more so than the pen giving it up. That big hit seems to elude them late in games this season. And by late in games, I mean 7th inning on. I was really pulling for Montero there when he had two on in front of him, but he had a tough game last night.

    But I’m not complaining, they’re having a great season.

    The solution is obviously to go out in front and stay there!!!! Or, score first and score often (which I think they’ve done a lot).
    ***

    As far as the Mo quote – I didn’t even have to do research, it was sitting there in today’s newspaper!

  6. blake September 15th, 2011 at 7:12 am

    Obviously not a huge deal that they lost last night …….but it was a golden opportunity missed to take a commanding 5 game lead in the division.

    The bats never got off the bus……they are tired and banged up so it’s understandable…..but it really was amazing how they could just get nothing going off a very mediocre Lefty…..who they usually crush.

    Use the off day….rest up and get ready to seal this thing up next week……oh and I know Montero had a rough night Joe but please stick with him…..nobody hit last night and the struggles are gonna happen occasionally

  7. Wang IS Taiwan September 15th, 2011 at 7:19 am

    Yes, please leave Montero in. It will be interesting, though, to see if Montero can adjust and hit the off-speed stuff.

    Weird to have an off-day, right? 20 straight games, did I read that right? Yeah, they need some R&R.

  8. blake September 15th, 2011 at 7:27 am

    Montero got some good fastballs to hit last night early in counts……he earlier took them or missed them though and then once ahead in the count they were slipping him to death……he is gonna see a steady diet of junk though until he adjusts. Adjustment periods aren’t always right away when a guy comes up…..many times its a little later when teams get scouting reports in them…….that said….nobody seemed to be picking the ball up well last night for whatever reason.

  9. blake September 15th, 2011 at 7:29 am

    The Yanks should miss Romero.so that’s good.

  10. Yankee Trader September 15th, 2011 at 7:38 am

    Sabathia( going for #20) vs lefty Brett Cecil
    Colon vs rookie righty Henderson Alvarez (1-2)
    Nova(probable error)vs Dustin McGowan (0-0)

  11. Yankee Trader September 15th, 2011 at 7:44 am

    The Yankees have hit Cecil well, but then again I thought they’d have their best night against Vargas.

    Nunez made two mistakes that luckily didn’t lead to a run, and actually was surprised Chavez didn’t come in the game earlier.

    Overall the Yankees last night were shutdown by Vargas and beaten by a large number of rookies.

  12. blake September 15th, 2011 at 7:45 am

    2 of 3 should be doable……….

  13. blake September 15th, 2011 at 7:49 am

    Last night was just one of those nights that’s hard to.explain…..but they happen in baseball……same as a team can score 20 runs in a game…..thy can get collectively shut down by a mediocre pitcher for no apparent reason…..

  14. Yankee Trader September 15th, 2011 at 7:51 am

    Where do you bat A-Rod, who hasn’t swung a bat in more than 7 days?

    Would like to see the Yankees win all 3 and beat the Twins on Monday(Pavano), while the Rays are beating up on the struggling RS tonight thru Sunday.

  15. blake September 15th, 2011 at 7:54 am

    Hit Arod cleanup ….or 3rd even vs righties. Joe will hit him 4th though.

  16. bruceb September 15th, 2011 at 7:58 am

    That’s three extra-innings defeats in the last 8 games. The Yankees inability to manufacture a run was once again in evidence last night…and that against the worst team in the AL. It doesn’t augur well for the play-offs, when more than likely there will be a lot of close games. Sometimes I just can’t comprehend this team.

  17. Yankee Trader September 15th, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Of course these stats against Cecil probably mean nothing, but Cervelli is 5 for 6, Jones is 0 for 9 and Montero is 2 for 2, while Gardner is 3 for 9.

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/.....rett-cecil

    Gardner in against the lefty?

    Martin has looked bad at the plate-still dealing with the hand injury?

  18. bruceb September 15th, 2011 at 7:59 am

    PS: The headline should read “YET ANOTHER ONE THAT GOT AWAY.” The division race should be over by now but, hey, let’s keep the Red Sox in it.

  19. upstate kate September 15th, 2011 at 8:04 am

    I was listening to mlb xm on my way to work this am. They were speculating that the Angels could sneak in and grab the WC. It could be an interesting fight until the end of the season.

  20. disco stu September 15th, 2011 at 8:05 am

    I think the Yankees (especially their offense) are just “gassed” right about now … the makeup double headers, playing make up games on scheduled off days, and the fact that it is the home stretch of another long season … their tired. We can all say “suck it up”, but sometimes its not that easy … physically and mentally, there are moments when your body cant respond the way it normallly does.

    The good news is that their pitching has been terrific since Labor Day … even AJ has pitched well.

    Today’s off-day should help … hopefully, they left Seattle last night and have long since made it to their hotel in Toronto and will sleep until about 4pm today.

    How ironic that the one game in the Seattle series where the offense busted out was against King Felix … you just can predict baseball.

  21. pat September 15th, 2011 at 8:06 am

    Rays win and there is panic in Boston. Sox win and the steam comes out of the Tampa little engine that could.

    Reflex tells me I should be rooting against the Sox but Yankees have 7 left against the Rays and them being mathematically eliminated as soon as possible might take some of the pesky out of them and allow the Yankees to catch their breathe better on the stretch run.

  22. Yankee Trader September 15th, 2011 at 8:07 am

    That’s three extra-innings defeats in the last 8 games.
    —————————————
    Lost by Noesi, Proctor, and Wade.

    Noesi has struggled his last 3 appearances.
    Proctor is Proctor
    Wade has excelled above expectations, but is not a true fastball strikeout pitcher.

  23. disco stu September 15th, 2011 at 8:08 am

    One other thing … if there was ever a team that people should be scratching their heads about it is Tampa Bay … they came into Baltimore red hot and proceeded to lose both games (including one with Price on the mound) and one game in the WC standings to a Red Sox team that is basically begging to be overtaken.

  24. LGY September 15th, 2011 at 8:09 am

    It’s easy to love Montero when he mashes.

    The posts and reactions to him having a bad game, however, are much more telling about how you feel as a fan and capacity to deal with player development.

  25. MTU September 15th, 2011 at 8:13 am

    I told the Yanks to crush Jason Vargas.

    Why didn’t they listen ?

    When Nova puts it all together he’s great.

    He’ll tie the record next time around.

    Shame we couldn’t take advantage of the opportunity.

    Time for some rest.

  26. Yankee Trader September 15th, 2011 at 8:15 am

    I was listening to mlb xm on my way to work this am. They were speculating that the Angels could sneak in and grab the WC. It could be an interesting fight until the end of the season.
    —————————————
    The Angels play the Rangers the last 3 games of the season in Anaheim. Could conceivably be a one game playoff between the two , before heading to NY to play the Yankees in the ALDS?

    It’s going to take the RS losing many of their 7 games to the Orioles and Tampa losing most of the 7 games against the Yankees

  27. MTU September 15th, 2011 at 8:21 am

    The Yankees job right now is secure HFA.

    They have yet to hit their stride and really get hot.

    Now would be a very good time.

    ;)

  28. upstate kate September 15th, 2011 at 8:24 am

    YT
    Yeah I know that, but it is a possibility.

  29. MTU September 15th, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Tigers are white hot.

    I wouldn’t want to be the team facing them right now.

  30. LGY September 15th, 2011 at 8:27 am

    The primary reason Montero had a bad game is what blake kept alluding to last night. He was getting fastballs early in the count but kept missing for whatever reason. Burying a couple pitches in the dirt when ahead on the count is not exactly a phenomenon reserved for rookies.

    Is there now also concern that he can’t hit a fastball?

    The entire team looked brutal at the plate last night. It happens. That’s baseball.

  31. Erin September 15th, 2011 at 8:27 am

    Robbie hurt his foot? :x

    Glad to see the x-rays came back negative.

  32. MTU September 15th, 2011 at 8:27 am

    YT-

    I’d always prefer to face the team with the weaker pitching.

    That’s the Rangers.

    ;)

  33. blake September 15th, 2011 at 8:27 am

    Montero is going to struggle some…..he’s also probably going to have another 0-5 night at some point. Just the way it is……..patience grasshoppers.

  34. Yankee Trader September 15th, 2011 at 8:29 am

    MTU

    14 games in 13 days starting this Friday with the last 10 games, 7 against the Rays(includes a DH) and 3 against the RS.

    Secure HF, play well, align the starting pitching and then let the chips fall where they may.

  35. pat September 15th, 2011 at 8:29 am

    If you thought they must be tired before, they are definitely going to be feeling it the next 24 hours.

    The red eye from the west coast is brutal on the body clock.

    I used to do it often and found that landing and then staying busy the first day until I would just crash instead of sleeping the day away got me back into routine and on east coast time much quicker.

  36. MTU September 15th, 2011 at 8:30 am

    LGY-

    Yes they did. I guess that “twist” that Vargas got from the King helped him.

    Need more help from GGBG and a healthy A-rod.

    Nunez needs some time off.

    ;)

  37. Bronx Jeers September 15th, 2011 at 8:30 am

    I hope for a Rays sweep this weekend but ultimately for the Sox to squeak in the back door beaten and haggard.

  38. upstate kate September 15th, 2011 at 8:30 am

    Seriously? People are complaining about Montero? Like he was the only one not hitting?

  39. Yankee Trader September 15th, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Montero is going to struggle some…..he’s also probably going to have another 0-5 night at some point. Just the way it is……..patience grasshoppers.
    ————————————————-

    Blake-
    Agree + there were a lot of 0′fers last night for the Yankees!!

  40. MTU September 15th, 2011 at 8:31 am

    YT-

    Yup. That about covers it.

    They lost a golden opportunity last night.

    :(

  41. upstate kate September 15th, 2011 at 8:33 am

    I would like to see the greatest team since the ’27 Yankees (cough cough) not make the play offs at all…other than that I don’t care who is in.

  42. blake September 15th, 2011 at 8:33 am

    One of the interesting phenomenons in sports I’ve always thought is how hitting (or non hitting) can spread through a lineup….its an individual team sport…meaning that each guy is own their own for their ABs but yet it can seem to tie together……a team can get hot and hit everything or get ice cold as a unit…..like the players are all tied together. Sometimes its the pitcher……but sometimes I think its just something that happens and maybe would have happened no matter who was on the mound or how they were pitching…..the old saying “hitting is contagious ” is very true.

  43. Bronx Jeers September 15th, 2011 at 8:35 am

    I want to see a Yanks-Sox ALCS.

    At least that’s what my analyst says I should want. Something about healing old wounds. :wink:

  44. MTU September 15th, 2011 at 8:35 am

    I’ll be pulling for the Maddon’s.

    Always a tough venue at Fenway.

    Split is the most likely outcome.

    Meanwhile we better attend to our own buisness in Toronto. No surpise letdowns. Let’s seal this deal.

    ;)

  45. blake September 15th, 2011 at 8:36 am

    Yea the schedule makers weren’t friendly to the Yanks this year……just get through this weekend though and a pretty long homestand is up next……..the finish line is approaching

  46. Erin September 15th, 2011 at 8:37 am

    Bronx Jeers September 15th, 2011 at 8:35 am
    I want to see a Yanks-Sox ALCS.

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

    I’m pretty sure that might give me an ulcer. ;)

    I want them to be out in the first round (or to not make it at all would be fabulous)

  47. Yankee Trader September 15th, 2011 at 8:37 am

    I hope for a Rays sweep this weekend but ultimately for the Sox to squeak in the back door beaten and haggard.
    ——————————–
    Bronx Jeers-

    I’d rather see the RS and Rays tied , play a one game playoff well into extra innings, with the Rays winning, having to play the next day in their ALDS game, tired and worn.

    At the same time I’d like to see the Angels tie the Rangers on the last day, play a game the next day for the AL west title and then fly that night to NY for Game one the following afternoon against the Yankees!

  48. blake September 15th, 2011 at 8:38 am

    I want revenge on the Rangers in the first round…..then I want to pound whichever bloodied team survives the Sox/Tigers series :)

  49. MTU September 15th, 2011 at 8:38 am

    “the finish line is approaching”

    But just like in a race you need to drive through the tape.

    Pour it on.

    ;)

  50. MTU September 15th, 2011 at 8:39 am

    Blake-

    Right now the Sux would not beat the Tigers in a 5 game set.

    ;)

  51. blake September 15th, 2011 at 8:39 am

    The Rays need at least 3 of 4 this weekend to have a realistic shot at catching Boston. The pitching matchups are favorable though both Lester and Beckett should pitch.

  52. Yankee Trader September 15th, 2011 at 8:40 am

    At least that’s what my analyst says I should want. Something about healing old wounds.
    ———————————
    LOL. Would that be stock or psycho analyst???

  53. MTU September 15th, 2011 at 8:40 am

    Blake-

    That’s a tough assignment at Fenway.

    Beckett should be rusty though.

  54. LGY September 15th, 2011 at 8:41 am

    Even with the offensive struggles last night they very likely win if Robbie Thompson isn’t hitting the sauce before the game.

  55. blake September 15th, 2011 at 8:42 am

    MTU,

    Probably not……though I think it all depends on Beckett as I’ve been saying all year. He is absolutely their x factor……

  56. MTU September 15th, 2011 at 8:43 am

    LGY-

    Yeah. What was he thinking ?

    The other thing that was very unfortunate was Nova losing control of that pitch at just the wrong time.

    Weird game on many levels.

    :(

  57. blake September 15th, 2011 at 8:43 am

    Yea that Thompson send was easily the worst of the year……good chance they score there with 2nd and 3rd and 1 out……it was just a crummy night aside from the pitching which was pretty good

  58. Erin September 15th, 2011 at 8:44 am

    LGY September 15th, 2011 at 8:41 am
    Even with the offensive struggles last night they very likely win if Robbie Thompson isn?t hitting the sauce before the game.

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

    :lol:

  59. Yankee Trader September 15th, 2011 at 8:44 am

    The Rays need at least 3 of 4 this weekend to have a realistic shot at catching Boston. The pitching matchups are favorable though both Lester and Beckett should pitch.
    ——————————————
    I don’t know if it’s possible that the Rays can get the WC after losing 2 to Baltimore, unless the RS lose most of their games to the Orioles, and/or the Rays take care of business against us-( a scenario i would not like to see the Yankees in going into the playoffs).

  60. blake September 15th, 2011 at 8:45 am

    Have to wonder if Bard is 100% healthy…..that pen has been used a lot the last couple weeks as their starters are consistently out before the 6th.

  61. MTU September 15th, 2011 at 8:46 am

    Blake-

    The Tigers look like a very well oiled machine right now.

    In a short series they will be a handful for anyone the way they are playing.

    I wish our offense looked like theirs right now. Different guys contributing on a nightly basis. Team effort.

    ;)

  62. upstate kate September 15th, 2011 at 8:47 am

    I was watching some of the Texas/Cleveland game last night while I was making dinner and saw our old friend Shelley Duncan make some incredible defensive plays. He even surprised himself :)

  63. Yankee Trader September 15th, 2011 at 8:50 am

    Blake-

    Our pen needs more consistency also. Noesi has struggled his last 3 games. If he’s off the playoff roster in the ALDS, which starter becomes the long man?

    Soriano-One night he’s throwing gas, the next night he looks gassed, and most night he appears gassy!!

    Logan-which one will show up, because there are no other LOOGY’s available for the Yankees.

  64. blake September 15th, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Trader,

    If the Rays take 3 of 4 then they are 2 back…..that’s doable……they need at least that though…..a split likely wont be good enough.

  65. Yankee Trader September 15th, 2011 at 8:53 am

    *nights*

  66. MTU September 15th, 2011 at 8:54 am

    “Our pen needs more consistency also.”

    Yup.

    Just let Robertson pitch every inning.

    ;)

  67. blake September 15th, 2011 at 8:55 am

    MTU,

    I don’t think Detroit is as good as thy are playing…..Verlander is….but as a team they are just really hot right now IMO.

    Trader,

    My guess is that we are leading toward Hughes being a reliever in the playoffs…..and the Yanks are likely hoping he’ll be a good one and sorta replace Joba out there.

  68. MTU September 15th, 2011 at 8:56 am

    Blake-

    I’m more likely to think the Sux take 3 of 4 from the Rays at Fenway than the other way round.

    Most likely outcome is a split.

    ;)

  69. MTU September 15th, 2011 at 8:57 am

    Blake-

    You’re right but the hot hand often wins when it comes to playoff time.

    ;)

  70. blake September 15th, 2011 at 8:57 am

    For those who didn’t see……Matt Moore looked nasty last night. :( touched 98 with a Manny B smooth motion. He’s legit.

  71. blake September 15th, 2011 at 8:58 am

    MTU,

    Id rather them be hot now than 3 weeks from now…..

  72. blake September 15th, 2011 at 8:59 am

    MTU,

    We will.see……Tampa has the pitching adv tonight…..and its Shields/Beckett tomorrow….Tampa takes those 1st two and panic.will.spread

  73. Yankee Trader September 15th, 2011 at 9:00 am

    Blake-

    Then would the Orioles need to take around 5 of 7 from the RS and the Rays take 2 of 3 or all 3 in their final games against us, to make it doable ( or some similar scenario).

    Not a scenario I’d like to see the final 3 games of the season, unless we sewed up home field advantage already, and were willing to take the media flak from pitching Betances, Warren and Brackman, or some combination of, in the last 3 games against the Rays, while aligning our regulars for the playoffs and a WS sweep of the Braves. Will you be in Atlanta if that happens??

  74. MTU September 15th, 2011 at 9:02 am

    Blake-

    Didn’t Moore give up a dinger too ?

    What if the Tigers stay hot ?

    This when you want your team starting to peak.

    Don’t understimate the Sux. They know what’s at stake, and it’s their house.

  75. Yankee Trader September 15th, 2011 at 9:03 am

    For those who didn’t see……Matt Moore looked nasty last night. touched 98 with a Manny B smooth motion. He’s legit.
    —————————————
    The Yankees were shut down by another 98 mph fireballer in Tom Wilhelmsen last night.

  76. MTU September 15th, 2011 at 9:04 am

    new thread ==>

  77. Erin September 15th, 2011 at 9:04 am

    New Post: Yankees say goodbye to the West Coast

    :arrow:

  78. Yankee Trader September 15th, 2011 at 9:06 am

    MTU-

    I’m with you. I don’t want the Sox anywhere near the playoffs this year. If the WC managed to get by the Tigers, would rather play the Rays in the ALCS where their home field is mostly Yankee fans, then go to Fenway.

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