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Game 161: Yankees at Rays

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Sep 27, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (97-63)
Eduardo Nunez SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Nick Swisher RF
Jorge Posada DH
Russell Martin C
Brett Gardner LF

RHP Bartolo Colon (8-10, 4.02)
Colon vs. Rays

RAYS (89-71)
Desmond Jennings LF
B.J. Upton CF
Evan Longoria 3B
Matt Joyce RF
Johnny Damon DH
Ben Zobrist 2B
Sean Rodriguez 1B
Kelly Shoppach C
Reid Brignac SS

RHP Jeremy Hellickson (13-10, 2.90)
Hellickson vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:10., MY9

WEATHER: Still rainy outside. Still loving the dome.

UMPIRES: HP Chad Fairchild, 1B Joe West, 2B Sam Holbrook, 3B Paul Schrieber

BEYOND SPORTS UNITED: Today, more than 70 sports teams from across the United States and the world gathered at Beyond Sport United at Yankee Stadium. The unique event assembles influential figures from all major U.S. sports and their teams to address their role in triggering positive social change in the communities they serve.

GOING DEEP: The Yankees lead the Majors with 218 home runs. They’ve hit 96 on the road and 122 at home. The Yankees are one of only two teams to record 200 homers this season (Texas has 203) and they have reached the plateau for the 11th time in the past 12 years (all but 2008).

ON THIS DATE: On September 27, 1998, the yankees beat Tampa Bay on the season’s finale day to improve to 114-48, a .704 winning percentage. They were the first team since the 194 Indians to finish with a winning percentage higher than .700.

UPDATE, 7:38 p.m.: First Johnny Damon passed Lou Gehrig on the all-time hits list, then Ben Zobrist hit a 1-2 pitch for a two-run home run and a 2-0 Rays lead in the second inning.

UPDATE, 7:52 p.m.: Martin goes deep and it’s a 2-1 Rays lead in the third.

UPDATE, 7:59 p.m.: Wow. Pitching around Cano to face Rodriguez with two on in the third inning.

UPDATE, 8:38 p.m.: Granderson managed to tie the game, but he did it with a double-play ball to short. It’s 2-2 in the fifth as Joyce runs down a fly ball by Cano.

UPDATE, 8:56 p.m.: The Yankees took a 3-2 lead in the sixth, but Martin just grounded into a triple play with the bases loaded. That’s a punch to the gut (or it would be if this game mattered to the Yankees).

UPDATE, 9:27 p.m.: There goes that. Soriano walked two straight, then gave up a three-run homer to Matt Joyce, and it’s now a 5-3 Rays lead in the seventh.

 
 

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643 Responses to “Game 161: Yankees at Rays”

  1. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    This will help Texas to have a better record than the Tigers
    ————

    MLBTR
    Jered Weaver was scratched from Wednesday’s scheduled start against the Rangers.
    The Angels have also decided to shut down teammate Ervin Santana.

  2. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Hi alL!

  3. DocTodd September 27th, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    Too bad the Padres didn’t have an Ace that they could have traded to the Red Sox for a bag of balls, like they did with AGon.

  4. Red Robin September 27th, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    194 Indians

    Indian haven’t been around that long.

  5. Yogi Mantle September 27th, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Another night ahead for flipping the channels between the Yankee game and the O’s/RS game. I can’t wait for Friday, a meaningful game again.

  6. DocTodd September 27th, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Raining in Baltimore,just underway.

  7. LGY September 27th, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Go O’s!!

    Go Rays!!

  8. yankeefeminista September 27th, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Go Saltimbanquito! Stay healthy Yanks! Go O’s!

  9. JobaTipsHisCap September 27th, 2011 at 7:11 pm

    what about sux play 4 innings tonight, but couldn’t finish the game because of rain, then they play doubleheader tomorrow.

  10. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Ortiz DP, no score after 1/2 in Balt

  11. JobaTipsHisCap September 27th, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    nice dp, Papi!

  12. DocTodd September 27th, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    DP big Fatty

  13. BJK September 27th, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    DPapi

  14. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Luis, I could never be upset with you! I just wanted you to know that I am so “unthreatening” looking it isn’t funny. But some people have made the mistake of running with that, to their detriment, ha ha!

    :)

  15. LGY September 27th, 2011 at 7:12 pm

    Nice job Britton!

  16. LockDown September 27th, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Big Sloppi doing his best A-Gon impersonation… DP’d the hobbit

  17. Yogi Mantle September 27th, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    I would love to shove those stupid cow bells where the sun don’t shine. I know they need something to make noise in that empty place, but it really shows what a pathetic fan base they have.

  18. 108 stitches September 27th, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Rays 1st baseman Casey Kotchman was taken off the field in a stretcher during BP after complaining of chest pains. He’s a good guy and hope he’s OK.

  19. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Hey Elias!!! I’m a pretty happy camper right now. What a difference a day makes, huh?

  20. BJK September 27th, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    I like that the regulars are getting looks at Tampa Bay pitching. The more looks, the better for a potential ALCS meet.

  21. Yogi Mantle September 27th, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    IDK Trisha, you look pretty intimidating to me. ;)

  22. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    “Rays 1st baseman Casey Kotchman was taken off the field in a stretcher during BP after complaining of chest pains. He’s a good guy and hope he’s OK.”

    Me too 108.

    :(

  23. LGY September 27th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    @karentravers: In Boston, @VP Biden says he’s pulling for Red Sox in wild card race bc his lead secret service agent is a Sox fan and… (1)

    @karentravers: Biden says he’s worried that if the Red Sox miss playoffs, his agent will be “so damn miserable he will not jump in front of a bullet.” (2)

  24. RadioKev September 27th, 2011 at 7:14 pm

    Watching both games, Sox on TV, Yanks on laptop.

  25. LockDown September 27th, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Best wishes to Casey.

  26. jmv September 27th, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Good night everyone! Here is an hilarious tweet I found:

    @denisleary: Red Sox Pitching Staff: Old Guy, Guy Who Cant Get Anyone Out, Bullpen Guy W/ One Pitch, Angry Guy W/ No Fastball,Young Scared S***less Guy

  27. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Yogi – :lol: Seriously if you met me you’d never think so. I always walk around with a smile on my face. People probably think I’m nuts!

  28. luis September 27th, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Trish,

    I just want you to know, that i really admire you, that’s all….. In fact you are the only one who rattled the Sux fan that keeps on posting around here LOL ;)

  29. Triple Short of a Cycle September 27th, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Montero has now started in 64 percent of games.

  30. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    People probably think I’m nuts!
    —-
    you aren’t nuts?
    I’m glad you’re always smiling! I work retail so its hard…at least its Apple Retail, so I sell cool stuff…

  31. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Ortiz looks like he gained 50 pounds…

  32. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    luis, thank you for that. I think you are muy cool too.

    :)

    And I could never be upset with you!

    I am mouthy. That’s not a well-kept secret, ha ha.

  33. yankeefeminista September 27th, 2011 at 7:19 pm

    LGY September 27th, 2011 at 7:14 pm
    @karentravers: In Boston, @VP Biden says he’s pulling for Red Sox in wild card race bc his lead secret service agent is a Sox fan and… (1)

    @karentravers: Biden says he’s worried that if the Red Sox miss playoffs, his agent will be “so damn miserable he will not jump in front of a bullet.” (2)
    ____
    I would think, he would be so damn miserable that he *would* jump in front of a bullet. ???

  34. Red Robin September 27th, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    RE: Big Pooopi and his weight …

    It’s just genetics. Nothing to do with what/how much he eats … just like Pete.

  35. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    1-0 O’s

  36. LGY September 27th, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Vladdy Big Daddy!!

    1-0 Showalters!!!

  37. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Elias, if I ever switch to a Mac I will definitely come to see you.

    Smiling keeps me happy. When we were growing up my father always told us that it takes 56 muscles to frown but only 28 to smile. (don’t remember if those were the exact number)

    AND BOY AM I SMILING NOW!!!!

    WOO HOO VLADDY!!!

  38. RadioKev September 27th, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Remember Vlad in the outfield last post season? That was something else..

  39. Yogi Mantle September 27th, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Just a little bit shattered there. How’s the hands feeling Upton?

    I love seeing that happen to the opposition batters.

  40. LockDown September 27th, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    O;s strike first blood. Vladdy

  41. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Orioles score a run!!!

    Bedard’s stuff and command is very poor and I would be surprised if he pitches a good game.

  42. LGY September 27th, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Fem

    That’s what I was thinking…:???:

  43. JobaTipsHisCap September 27th, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    1-0!!!!
    Rays are happy

  44. luis September 27th, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    O’s 1 sux 0!!!!

  45. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    @Trisha
    you should. and you wouldn’t pay sales tax. AND if you could keep quiet long enough about your Yankee fandom, I’d give you a discount. But if anyone ever found out you were a Yankee fan like me…haha

  46. Yogi Mantle September 27th, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    Wow. Sweet move by Colon there to get Upton.

  47. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Please update on Kotchman when anyone has one. I’m primarily in Baltimore tonight at the Camden Coliseum.

  48. syd_cash September 27th, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    wowza

  49. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    Elias – :D

  50. jacksquat September 27th, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    That Bartolo, he’s sneaky fast.

  51. Triple Short of a Cycle September 27th, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    If the Sox lose and Tampa wins I can’t wait to listen to Weei tomorrow. Its nice not having to hear Bro and stellar every 5 secs

  52. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Nunez with an error…what a surprise.

  53. yankeefeminista September 27th, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Oops, Rays have a baserunner.

  54. LockDown September 27th, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Nunez strikes again on defense :(

  55. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    I hope I’m with the crowd when I say – REST YANKS!!!

    :)

    Poor Nunez. He really has been awful.

  56. LockDown September 27th, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    Colon looking good so far

  57. Yogi Mantle September 27th, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    LGY September 27th, 2011 at 7:21 pm

    Vladdy Big Daddy!!

    1-0 Showalters!!!
    ==========

    SWEET! Them scoring first will have the Sox pressing even more.

    Ugg, Teixeira missed that, close, but that glove move might have contributed a bit to that error.

    Alex with the flashing leather to get a dreaded popup. lol.

  58. luis September 27th, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    I wouldn’t keep Bartolo on the mound after the 5th inning, regardless of the score or his performance, we have to preserve his bullets fro the PS

  59. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Let’s go Britton!!!

  60. LGY September 27th, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    Every time a Yankee makes a bad play I just assume they hate the Sox.

    Nice to see Nunez feeling the rivalry. ;)

  61. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    lol Trisha…are you a RI politician?
    http://bleacherreport.com/arti.....ew-england

  62. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Triple, EEI was really nice today. A tone of resignation. Kruk predicting they won’t make it to the postseason. Ordway and Holly agreeing and also agreeing if they luck in, they won’t get out of the first round. All agreeing that a one-game playoff with Tampa would be disastrous for the Sux.

    Nothing but happy thoughts!

  63. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    I wouldn’t keep Bartolo on the mound after the 5th inning
    ———–

    When he is done bring in Proctor for 3 innings

  64. Yogi Mantle September 27th, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Trisha, that smile is what could intimidate people. :D

  65. luis September 27th, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Elias,

    What??, if i lived in sux land i would dress in pinstripes every day!! :)

  66. Yogi Mantle September 27th, 2011 at 7:28 pm

    Come on Alex. Get your timing back… please.

  67. LGY September 27th, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    Nice. Britton through 2 on just 20 pitches.

  68. yankeefeminista September 27th, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    CC, why not bring Proctor in now?

  69. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    @luis.
    you’d probably be killed. I do wear the ‘stripes once and a while though. When I don’t have that Apple shirt on haha

  70. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Elias, that’s hysterical! I have a Yankee license plate holder and the last time the Yanks made if further in the post than the Sux, I went to Home Depot for something during the playoffs. When I came out someone had keyed my car. Serious as rain down here!

    Yogs – they probably think I’m going to pull out a machete or something!

    :)

  71. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    I hate to say it but I really don’t think we are going to see the real Arod in the post season. He has missed too much time and he looks it. Letting him face Wakefiled was a big mistake, he should of played in the game against Lackey.

  72. yankeefeminista September 27th, 2011 at 7:30 pm

    Teix trying to level the swing on that AB…

  73. Yogi Mantle September 27th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Nice little hit there by Tex. Nice to see the shift go against them.

  74. LGY September 27th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    So Tex waits all season for finally beat the shift?? :P

  75. LockDown September 27th, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Teix needs to hit there from now on. A hit is a hit at this point. Make them pay for shifting

  76. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Adam Jones with a lead off double

  77. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Adam Jones, my heart and soul fantasy player. I am in love with Adam Jones. Quiet but so damned effective!!

  78. syd_cash September 27th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    i love how hard the O’s have been playing the last two weeks to be spoiler…they are going all out this is like the playoffs for them. Its nice to see

  79. luis September 27th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    LOL!

  80. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    CC, why not bring Proctor in now?
    ——–

    That is fine with me

  81. yankeefeminista September 27th, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    Who hit the double for the O’s? I have it on PIP and can’t see it.

  82. Yogi Mantle September 27th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    I don’t care about the ultimate results of this game, but I want to see the lineup producing runs.

  83. luis September 27th, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    I smell a dinger from Raynolds

  84. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Seriously, the O’s have a nice thing going there with hitting and fielding. They have the horses on paper for pitching but something always happens on the way to the forum…

    So puzzling.

  85. jacksquat September 27th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    If Joe wants each of Soriano, Robertson and Rivera to get one inning, unless the score is very lopsided in the Yankees’ favor he’ll have to start with them in the 6th to guarantee they pitch. Might not be any 9th to pitch. So maybe Colon is limited to 5.

  86. luis September 27th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Oops!! K :(

  87. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    YF, Adam Jones!!!

  88. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    @Trisha
    I thought you’d like that. I try to refrain from putting anything in/on my car that would be controversial. Once I had a Mets ice cream helmet (you know, the one they give you at the stadium) and someone broke into my car and left me a note about how much the Mets sucked because of 1986. Luckily I parked like directly over the security camera at the mall so it was all good.

  89. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    …and I don’t even like the Mets lol. I just needed something to put Skittles in while I was driving!

  90. Red Robin September 27th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    B-More is possibly the only AL team capable of beating the Phillies.

    No ?

  91. LockDown September 27th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    MLBFakeRumors MLB Fake Rumors
    Source: #RedSox tried to acquire Ozzie Guillen to pitch today’s game vs #Orioles.

    :lol:

  92. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Bedard is throwing whatever he can to try and get outs but it’s not quality stuff. The O’s should hammer him tonight.

  93. yankeefeminista September 27th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    Trisha, thanks. Too bad Reynolds didn’t get him in, but he will next time. ;)

  94. luis September 27th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    jacksquat September 27th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    I hope so….there is no reason to push the envelope with Bart

  95. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Yeah some people get really nasty when it comes to sports. I get nasty about the Sux but I would never go and destroy property or try to hurt someone!

  96. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Ozzie would be hilarious in Boston.

  97. luis September 27th, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    LockDown September 27th, 2011 at 7:35 pm

    :) :) :)

  98. LockDown September 27th, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    Os caught stealing 3rd :(

  99. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Crap, Jones was just thrown out trying to steal 3rd

  100. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    Drat. It’s okay Adam. Most of the time he makes it.

  101. LGY September 27th, 2011 at 7:38 pm

    That was some ugly baseball by the O’s

  102. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    If anyone posts to me and I don’t respond, I still haven’t gotten the art of reading all of the posts as they fly by! I undoubtedly miss some.

  103. luis September 27th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    The O’s made an impersonation of the sux on that inning

  104. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    How is Bartolo looking?

    Any news on Kotchman?

  105. Betsy September 27th, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    Luis, agreed…………..I don’t think Colon has much left; he periodically shows his old form, but then struggles next out. However, if he does have anything left, he could be a help in the pen…..

  106. jmv September 27th, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    jacksquat September 27th, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    What about Bartolo for 3, Proctor for 2? LOL

  107. LGY September 27th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Can Swisher relax?

    No reason to be scaling the wall with the playoffs starting in a few days.

  108. LockDown September 27th, 2011 at 7:41 pm

    Gameday has that homer as a 90mph 4 seamer

  109. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    2-0 T’Rays

  110. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    Uh oh. Rays leading.

    :lol:

  111. luis September 27th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    Trisha,

    He just allowed a homer to Zobrist, Rays 2-0, no news of kotchman as far as i know

  112. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    This won’t help Colon’s case to make the roster. I really don’t think the stuff he has now can help them against good lineups. I feel bad because he was great all year but he is on fumes now.

  113. Betsy September 27th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    He’s still not looking good……..I don’t think he can be a part of the pen if Hughes is – how many long men do we need? I feel for Colon…….

  114. MG September 27th, 2011 at 7:43 pm

    the pitch to Zobrist was a two seamer.

  115. yankeefeminista September 27th, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 7:42 pm
    Uh oh. Rays leading.
    ________
    uh oh… :twisted:

  116. luis September 27th, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Betsy,

    I was really hoping that Bart had anything….but it doesn’t look like he has

  117. syd_cash September 27th, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    not the performance i want to see from Colon going into the plaayoffs

  118. yankeefeminista September 27th, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Poor Bartolo. He is not looking very good.

  119. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    There is absolutely no need for the Yankees to try to match the Rays. Get your work in, don’t get hurt, it’s all good. The Rays need to bring their A-level game to this foray. The Yankees do not. Rest, rest, rest.

  120. Yogi Mantle September 27th, 2011 at 7:44 pm

    Colon might just have had too many innings this year and its showing up now.

    I’m really getting sick of the Rays lovefest though. They might scrape in due to the RS being in freefall, but they aren’t all that. They are getting to take advantage of another team sucking worse they have.

  121. JobaTipsHisCap September 27th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    fxxk

  122. LockDown September 27th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    I think colon has enough gas for 1 QS. But after that, he’s totally done. I think he needs days off to relax the arm & as opposed to wearing it out, “hopefully” to get the velocity up. Maybe good for 1 long relief or a couple of 1 inning relief. I don’t know. I like him, but :(

    He needs to throw the slider for strikes & some CU. His fb is fading

  123. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Mr. Career year with a 2 run homer

  124. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Ugh. The juiced up MVP. Disgusting.

  125. LGY September 27th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Crap. Smellsbury goes yard. 2-1 Sox.

  126. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    …i just swore really loud. my cat gave me a dirty look and jumped off the perch. oops.

  127. xcv September 27th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    here come the dead sox. activate mitre and run him out there for a few innings

  128. Yogi Mantle September 27th, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Boston on top from the juiced up Dumbsbury.

    I just don’t trust any player that has such a sudden jump in power from what they have done all their career.

  129. syd_cash September 27th, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Jacoby is always killing it for the Sox, though its funny that he made that huge error last not

  130. Betsy September 27th, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Luis, no way he can make the post-season roster- he’s absolutely on fumes. He really should be shut down. I still want to win these games, so I’m not thrilled, lol

  131. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    I feel bad about Bartolo. I really wanted him to have a great game and if the Rays scored later in the game, so be it.

    I hope he is still going to be a valuable member of our roster in the postseason because he sure did his job in helping to get the Yanks to the post.

    :(

  132. Red Robin September 27th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Illsbury homered again . Catching up to Granderson.

  133. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    what is happening with Bartolo

  134. MG September 27th, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Colon just isn’t throwing the ball well enough right now to be effective with this many fastballs, he would need to throw more off speed stuff but you can’t expect him to be able to make that adjustment in his last start of the season.

    He’s been a great story and has helped the Yankees win the AL East but I doubt he’ll be making a start in the postseason unless something drastically changes, I think Burnett has moved ahead of him in the pecking order.

  135. luis September 27th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    LockDown September 27th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Betsy is right that if can’t start, he has no place in the roster

  136. LGY September 27th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    The Elf just tried to sell a walk on a pitch right down the middle

  137. Red Robin September 27th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    I think I had predicted that he would hit at least 3 homers today .

  138. mick September 27th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    no room in pen for bart and our relievers are sound
    we already have our 3 and 4 in Freddy and AJ

  139. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 7:48 pm

    I don’t think the Rays would have any chance against the Tigers or Rangers. Their starting pitching is good but their offense is awful and would never hit good pitching.

  140. LGY September 27th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    @alexspeier: Ellsbury now has 8 HR in September. He’d never hit more than 9 in a season before this year.

  141. LockDown September 27th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    I think he can make the adjustment to off speed. He has nothing to lose. Just throw sliders & changeups, it can’t get worse than seeing your fbs getting hit hard. :(

    I would love to have Bart in the pen. Not sure how much room we have though.

  142. Red Robin September 27th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Fans,

    still against a mega-plunking prescription for Illsbury ?

  143. Betsy September 27th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Luis, actually I didn’t say that. If he had anything left, I’d prefer him as the long man to Hughes, but he has nothing – he’s really done. Regardless, it was in large part due to his earlier efforts that this team was even close to the Sox, so Colon deserves several pats on the back for a job well done.

  144. LockDown September 27th, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    luis September 27th, 2011 at 7:48 pm
    LockDown September 27th, 2011 at 7:45 pm

    Betsy is right that if can’t start, he has no place in the roster

    —-

    :cry:

  145. luis September 27th, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    In your dreams troll

  146. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    The Yankees are not playing a weakened Rays team. The Rays have a great September record. They came from 9 down to the Sux at the beginning of September and caught up in the 3 weeks.

    If Joe is resting his players and setting up for the post, there is no need for the Yankees to leave everything on the field.

    I would feel that way no matter who they were playing for the last three games, even if it were KC with no implications for any other team regardless of the outcome.

    Let them play loose and do what they can. They don’t have to prove anything to anybody. If they win, they win. If they lose, they lose.

    No team goes 162-0. If ever anyone should be “okay” with losses, this certainly is the time.

  147. MG September 27th, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    Given the lack of attendance at the Trop the last two nights (I was there to see a 1/2 full stadium for their biggest game of the year) there really is no reason to enjoy the Rays making the playoffs other than the Sox not making it.

    The Rays have absolutely the worst fan base in baseball, there were almost as many Yankees fans there last night as the ones rooting for the Rays.

  148. mick September 27th, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    bart can rest thru the alds
    could be back for a start in alcs or series

  149. LockDown September 27th, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    I thought Martin hated the sux.

  150. J. Alfred Prufrock September 27th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Good swing from Coltrane :D

  151. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    The Yanks don’t have room for Colon on the roster. AJ and Garcia will be there and it seems like Hughes will be the long man. He would get hammered with the stuff that he is throwing now.

  152. yankeefeminista September 27th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Martin! Nice for him to get on a little roll for the playoffs.

  153. xcv September 27th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    take it easy martin. save that for friday

  154. LGY September 27th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Bedard gets the K on a pitch about a foot inside

  155. luis September 27th, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    Betsy September 27th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Then i misunderstood you, but in the end we come to the same conclusion

  156. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    My bet is that Colon is on the postseason roster. And that is also my hope.

    The rest remains to be seen.

  157. MG September 27th, 2011 at 7:53 pm

    trisha, the Rays, after the win last night, are 15-10 in September, that isn’t a great record for the month.

    I live in the Tampa market, this is not an area worthy of a late season run for the playoffs whether they make it or not.

  158. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    If players aren’t on the roster, they can still travel with the team can’t they?

  159. Betsy September 27th, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    The only thing that might save Colon is if Phil does not look good again tomorrow and if his back acts up – but even so, that wouldn’t make his own stuff any better. When the tank is empty, it’s empty.

  160. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    It’s looks like Ellsbury found Ortiz’ “shakes”. Maybe they should share them with Crawford and AGon.

  161. Betsy September 27th, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Luis, yes…….I wish it hadn’t come to this.

    Woo hoo Martin!

  162. mick September 27th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    why there is baseball in Fla is beyond me
    they don’t deserve it or want it

  163. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    MG, well they erased a 9 game deficit. But of course the Sux were complicit in that effort!

    :)

  164. mick September 27th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    Maybe Orlando would support a team.

  165. J. Alfred Prufrock September 27th, 2011 at 7:56 pm

    How’d Brett get on?

  166. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    I understand that the Yankees have to make sound baseball decisions. I tend to think with my heart on a lot of this stuff.

  167. mick September 27th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    these games have no juice for meaningful meaningless games

  168. J. Alfred Prufrock September 27th, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Andino working the count :D

  169. luis September 27th, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    A walk

  170. yankeefeminista September 27th, 2011 at 7:58 pm

    Pruf, the 8:30 start Friday expected. Too bad there is no where in Stadium to watch the first ALDS game. They really should televise it on the “public” tv’s. Not sure why they don’t. At OYS, they put that Sox-White Sox playoff game on the big screen, when El Duque got out of the bases loaded jam. The place erupted.

  171. nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    The umpire DIDNT cheat us!!!!!!!!!

  172. J. Alfred Prufrock September 27th, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    luis, Brett I assume you mean. Thanks.

  173. syd_cash September 27th, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    yay Gardy :)

  174. nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 7:59 pm

    I dont know whats going on here. Come on Joe, take out all your starters. Put in Scott Proctor.

  175. LockDown September 27th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 7:59 pm
    The umpire DIDNT cheat us!!!!!!!!!

    clearly a redsox fan :lol:

  176. MG September 27th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    trisha, whether the Sox make the playoffs or not, they have had a historic collapse this past month, the only thing that could make them feel better about themselves would be to win the AL, something that is about as likely to happen as hell freezing over given the way they are playing.

  177. luis September 27th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    My pleasure JAP!

  178. nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Russell Martin hates the Red Sox, but hits home runs to help them.

  179. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Walking Cano to face Arod…Amazing

    They would rather face anyone but Cano….

  180. LockDown September 27th, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Cano is grinning

  181. jacksquat September 27th, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Make ‘em pay A-Rod.

  182. luis September 27th, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    I hope Alex punish them!!, cowards!

  183. Yogi Mantle September 27th, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    I would love to see Alex crush one now.

    I just can’t stand the Rays.

  184. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    I hate when Maddon does things like this and it actually works. I really dislike that man.

  185. luis September 27th, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    They are going to walk Alex to face Tex

  186. J. Alfred Prufrock September 27th, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    I saw that, yankfem. Never believed 6:30 was a reality. In Main I can watch the games by peering through the glass into the media area, but it’s not every satisfying that far from the screen. I was at that game where the Boston-ChiSox was televised & Duque got out of the no outs bases juiced jam. Classic Duque :D .

    Pitching around Cano to get to Alex. Alex will remember this if we go to an ALCS with these guys… hope he gets his timing back SOOOOOON.

  187. yankeefeminista September 27th, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Come on, Alex. We need you to hit.

  188. Georgia_in_MS September 27th, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    come on A-Rod! Crush it.

  189. LockDown September 27th, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    That ball was outside. So the intentionial walk has him throwing 3 balls out of the zone, make that 4

  190. MG September 27th, 2011 at 8:04 pm

    Arod needs to hit the ball hard here to take away the IBB to Cano in the playoffs, if he continues to struggle they will just pitch around Cano until Arod starts doing something.

  191. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    bah

  192. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    “trisha, whether the Sox make the playoffs or not, they have had a historic collapse this past month, the only thing that could make them feel better about themselves would be to win the AL, something that is about as likely to happen as hell freezing over given the way they are playing.”

    I agree.

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

    I like the Rays. They play hard and they’ve done a hell of a job with the team that was left after their bullpen and Crawford left. And they’ve done it on a shoe-string budget. Gotta give credit where it’s due.

  193. Yogi Mantle September 27th, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    Heh. Alex showed the turd Maddon not to dis him.

  194. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 8:05 pm

    I wonder if Arod’s thumb is a problem besides his timing being off? To say that he looks bad is an understatement.

  195. nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    I dont believe it. Theyre ringing Alex up on that 99 times out of 100.

  196. J. Alfred Prufrock September 27th, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    it was outside, bud.

  197. syd_cash September 27th, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    wow that looks like strike 3 to me on A-rod…and wwor didn’t re-show the pitch so I think it was

  198. mick September 27th, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    maybe arod should be up 3rd

  199. luis September 27th, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Damn! it worked

  200. J. Alfred Prufrock September 27th, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    Tex was under that one a little less. Even now, you can see he’s trying to make an adjustment.

  201. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    You’re acting like these are meaningful games in Tampa. Relax. They’re not. They’re BP for the Yanks.

  202. Yogi Mantle September 27th, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    Of course Teixeira just hits a big popup. Man, he is getting hard to get behind.

  203. mick September 27th, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    these games are unwatchable

  204. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    We should get used to it because Leyland or Washington are going to pitch around Cano to get to Arod, Tex and Swish. If Arod struggles in the post season I really think the Yanks are going to struggle to score runs. They need him to hit.

  205. MG September 27th, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    trisha, the Rays fans, all 15 of them, are pathetic, the only thing they cheer for at the park is the stupid in between innings garbage on the scoreboard with some cartoon character singing badly.

  206. luis September 27th, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Agreed on the Rays Trisha. But i hate those IBB in the third inning

  207. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    MG, then I feel bad for the Rays because every team should be able to go out there and feel supported by its fans.

  208. LockDown September 27th, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    That looked like a K to me. Really maybe the only pitch that wasn’t outside in the arod AB. But I guess since he’s a rookie & had little control in that inning… Cause I thought it was a great pitch…

  209. mick September 27th, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    if arod doesn’t hit we are going to have a problem….and he hasn’t been hitting…someone said he needs time to get back, well he has had plenty….he just looks out of shape , fat, slow and old.

  210. yankeefeminista September 27th, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    Sit down, Lowrie!

  211. LockDown September 27th, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    He doubled on a CU from Colon according to gameday. So even if off speeds are off. :(

  212. jacksquat September 27th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    There really isn’t anyone on the Yanks you could put behind Cano to stop that IBB (vs rhp).

  213. luis September 27th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    MG,

    The same thing goes on with the Marlins….Why there is so few baseball fans in Florida?

  214. mick September 27th, 2011 at 8:11 pm

    swish would be the man but you know how he is in the post

  215. Yogi Mantle September 27th, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    LGY September 27th, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    @alexspeier: Ellsbury now has 8 HR in September. He’d never hit more than 9 in a season before this year.
    ++++++++
    Like Bautista, the sudden surge in power makes me hope that MLB goes to blood testing. I don’t trust anyone who has this kind of change.

  216. MG September 27th, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    trisha, the Rays ownership takes a lot of heat from the media because they complain about the lack of support and need for a better stadium, it doesn’t help the situation since Sternberg and his group are out of towners (New York) that have done a terrific job with the team on the field but a less than stellar job with PR and building a fan base.

  217. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    I think it’s time to bring in Proctor. Colon needs to be shut down….

  218. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Last night Don “you can sing it with a cry in you voice” Orsillo was highly excited when he announced after Lowrie hit a homer that the Sux had won every game that Lowrie homered in!

    And another Sux record fell.

    :D

  219. luis September 27th, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Mick,

    He has been out for a long time, his swing is a bit long but nothing to be worried about

  220. LGY September 27th, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    Mark Reynolds needs to hit a HR to make up for his terrible defense.

  221. Yogi Mantle September 27th, 2011 at 8:13 pm

    LockDown September 27th, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    That looked like a K to me. Really maybe the only pitch that wasn’t outside in the arod AB. But I guess since he’s a rookie & had little control in that inning… Cause I thought it was a great pitch…
    _________

    If they showed the overhead view of that pitch it would have been near the batters box line.

  222. mick September 27th, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    I think it’s time to bring in Proctor. Colon needs to be shut down….
    ======================
    Isn’t it too late to bring in the proctologist when the colon has already shut down?

  223. MG September 27th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    luis, who knows. In Miami it’s been a weather problem-who wants to sit outside in 90 degree heat when there is a good chance the game will have a rain delay much of the time.

    Most Floridians are from other parts of the country and the disproportionate number of seniors on fixed incomes also means they don’t have as much money for the rapidly increasing ticket prices at the ballparks.

  224. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    ryan lavarnway? really wtf.

  225. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Crap!!!

  226. LGY September 27th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Ugh. Britton. Awful pitch

  227. yankeefeminista September 27th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Ugh. Baltimore’s pitching today is awful. NESN broadcast too. Time to mute it.

  228. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    trisha. I can’t deal with NESN. Remy sounds like the Red Sox just won the freakin world series.

  229. xcv September 27th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    britton blows

  230. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    Yeah it’s really sad that they can’t do better with their fanbase.

    If you want to see the biggest embarrassment of all, tune into a Marlins game when they are playing at home. There is just about nobody there.

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

    DAMN!

    :(

    Oh well, so maybe it comes down to tomorrow. Can’t wait to see Lester on short rest.

  231. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    yankeefem YOU have NESN too? Natively? or on Extra Innings

  232. Kav September 27th, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    My guess of why there are so few fans in Florida is because most people move to Florida from other places, therefore are already a fan of other teams or they are only there half a year, so they are there at start of season but not at end of season.

  233. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    O’s leading 5-1. Now the Yanks really have to bring in Proctor lol

  234. mick September 27th, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    have a feeling both wc teams will win today

  235. RadioKev September 27th, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    I don’t think Colon should be on the post season roster. The guy is cooked.

  236. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Geeze, the O’s are looking like the Sux!

    Meanwhile, I haven’t given up on this game because the O’s are capable of scoring runs in bunches.

  237. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    what the hell was Andino doing way out there in RF? He was like 20 feet from he RF wall!

  238. LGY September 27th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    The Orioles look like…well…the Orioles tonight.

  239. yankeefeminista September 27th, 2011 at 8:17 pm

    If there is a AL wild card one-off, would it be blacked out on mlb-tv?

  240. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    Of course Reynolds misplays a double play ball that would of ended the inning. Then Lavaranawwaay hits the homerun.

  241. JobaTipsHisCap September 27th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    all right, rays have to hold on

  242. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    @Yankeefem

    Thy Play-in game would be on TBS at 4:07pm.

  243. JobaTipsHisCap September 27th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    “Meanwhile, I haven’t given up on this game because the O’s are capable of scoring runs in bunches.”

    LOL, good

  244. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Is Bartolo really doing an awful job? He just got out of a jam.

  245. yankeefeminista September 27th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 8:15 pm
    trisha. I can’t deal with NESN. Remy sounds like the Red Sox just won the freakin world series.
    _____
    I’m watching mlb network on television (NESN feed), but I also have mlb-tv. On the latter I can actually watch Rays broadcast.

  246. mick September 27th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    odds are yanks are getting swept
    even money on sox tmw…maybe better
    looks like a playoff game
    aceves vs moore?

  247. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    JobaTips, I’m not saying they’re going to do it. It might come down to tomorrow. Going to look to see who the O’s have going tomorrow.

    Damn!

  248. yankeefeminista September 27th, 2011 at 8:21 pm

    EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 8:18 pm
    @Yankeefem

    Thy Play-in game would be on TBS at 4:07pm.
    ____
    Will mlb-tv be blacked out?

  249. mick September 27th, 2011 at 8:22 pm

    5:07 and 8:07 for al and nl play-ins

  250. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    And that ball is…..caught. Kay has to get his eyes checked.

  251. Red Robin September 27th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    Looks like another easy win for those Sucks tonight . :(

    ( Base on the match up for tomorrow, an easy win coming up for them tomorrow, too. )

  252. yankeefeminista September 27th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    5:07? I read 4:07.

  253. mick September 27th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    And that ball is…..caught. Kay has to get his eyes checked.
    =============
    Kay just graduated from the John Sterling School of Broadcasting

  254. blake September 27th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Now the Orioles remember they stink…..Lavernaway’s swing is very Mark Reynoldsish.

  255. J. Alfred Prufrock September 27th, 2011 at 8:24 pm

    Why was Russell wincing? I missed the play.

  256. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    O’s have Simon going. He hasn’t been terrible. 3 QS in his last 6 games but 6,4,6 ER in his other three.

  257. J. Alfred Prufrock September 27th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Reynolds is the modern day Dave Kingman.

  258. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Vlad is a hitting machine.

  259. yankeefeminista September 27th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    “Meanwhile, I haven’t given up on this game because the O’s are capable of scoring runs in bunches.”

    How do I cross out and change to: “the Red Sox are capable of giving up runs in bunches.”

  260. blake September 27th, 2011 at 8:25 pm

    Lord the Braves are awful…..I’m a Braves fan but I also loath the Phillies so I’m almost to the point where I want the Cardinals to win the WC because they have a chance of knocking off the Phils…..The Braves would be 3 and out at this point

  261. luis September 27th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    Blake,

    Don’t say that, he is the best thing coming since Ted ;)

  262. J. Alfred Prufrock September 27th, 2011 at 8:26 pm

    How many pitches is Bedard able to throw, though? Aceves has got to be getting tired with the over use. Without him, their middle relief isn’t too swift. Game is winnable for O’s if they’re interested.

  263. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    :)

  264. LGY September 27th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Matt Wieters!!

    And we have a ballgame!

  265. blake September 27th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    with Boston’s pitching…..that game is far from over.

  266. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    Wieters with a 2 run homer!!!

  267. J. Alfred Prufrock September 27th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    blake, be interesting to see how that middle order stacks up against Philly pitching in a series.

  268. xcv September 27th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    o’s ain’t dead yet

  269. luis September 27th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Weiters with a dinger

  270. LockDown September 27th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Os with a 2 run homer… 5-3 catching up

  271. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    “How do I cross out and change to: “the Red Sox are capable of giving up runs in bunches.””

    :lol:

    You just did!!!

  272. yankeefeminista September 27th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    WIETERS!!! 5-3!

  273. Tyler September 27th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    blake-

    I’ve only seen the scores of the Braves game and haven’t watched any but is that back end of the bullpen worn out? I know Gonzalez was using them like crazy and they were so good for a while…

  274. Frozen Rope September 27th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Great year for weiters. Guy is going to a real stud

  275. LGY September 27th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Aceves warming up quickly

  276. yankeefeminista September 27th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    trisha, :D

  277. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    here come them O’S!

  278. Joe from Long Island September 27th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    I have faith in the Boston bullpen.

  279. blake September 27th, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    J Alfred,

    I think the Cards could beat them……..I think the Brewers could as well.

  280. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    The 1st words out of Francona’s mouth after the homerun is probably is Aceves warming up yet?!?! lol

  281. blake September 27th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Aceves and his has to be numb by now arm warming in the pen

  282. J. Alfred Prufrock September 27th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Wieters is really quite the beast.

    My, my, look who’s warming up in the Sucksies bullpen….

  283. LockDown September 27th, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Colon looking sharper in this inning. He has some gas left

  284. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    @ yankeefeminista
    I think it would be blacked out…because TBS would be a national broadcast…right?
    I believe it IS 4:07pm, not 5:07…

  285. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    mick, good question about a playoff game.

    Tito has repeatedly said he wouldn’t use Aceves in the rotation because he is too valuable to them in the pen. Plus, wouldn’t be have to be stretched out? My guess is that if it comes down to that, all hands are on deck so even if he started with one of their lesser-knowns, the whole pen would be available for duty.

  286. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    That was a good pitch.

  287. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    I heard that Bedard is good for 80-85 pitches, but I don’t know who from…

  288. blake September 27th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Tyler,

    yea that’s part of it…..their pen has been used a lot…..but it comes back to Juirgens and Hanson getting hurt and Lowe just being awful…..

  289. Red Robin September 27th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    N. Drew sits for two weeks, then starts and gets big hits.

    Lavernway starts for the first time, then hits 3-run homers.

    Everything seems to be going their way.

    Just incredible good luck for those invincible Red Sucks this season.

  290. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    I heard Francona was going to start Lackey. lol.

  291. blake September 27th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Have the Orioles attempted a steal yet?

  292. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    sorry, Lester tomorrow, then Lackey if needed for the Play-in.

  293. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    @Blake.
    Andino or Jones or someone got thrown out at third earlier.

  294. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    “Let’s Go O’s! Let’s Go O’s! Let’s Go O’s! Let’s Go O’s!”

  295. yankeefeminista September 27th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    O’s threatening, 1st and 2nd. Aceves coming in.

  296. blake September 27th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Oh….well they should keep trying

  297. LGY September 27th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Bedaahd out after only 3 1/3

    Rubber arm coming in.

  298. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    “Have the Orioles attempted a steal yet?”

    Just one, and he was thrown out at third.

    Poor, poor, Ace. Proctored by Tito…

  299. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    I wonder if John Lackey noticed how Bedard was nice and calm when he got pulled. I didn’t see any “F” words, “S” words, glares, swears — none of that. lol.

  300. blake September 27th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Astros up 1-0. Nobody wants to win the NL WC either

  301. luis September 27th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    2 men on, one out, Bedard out Proc…..sorry Aceves in….. What is J.. Tito thinking? ;)

  302. blake September 27th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Wonder why nobody has given Aceves a real shot at starting……

  303. Tyler September 27th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Well if the Braves want to give the Yanks Venters for the postseason I wouldn’t mind :)

  304. 108 stitches September 27th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    No further word with Casey Kotchman. Taken to a local hospital for precautionary measures and observation.

  305. LGY September 27th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    How did fat Carlos Lee score on that fly ball?

  306. blake September 27th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Yea….I’d take Kimbrel too….but Venters would be awesome. Maybe borrow Hudson also

  307. Tyler September 27th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 8:34 pm
    I wonder if John Lackey noticed how Bedard was nice and calm when he got pulled. I didn’t see any “F” words, “S” words, glares, swears — none of that. lol.
    ————————————

    Probably because Bedard could care less lol.

  308. JobaTipsHisCap September 27th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    5-3!

  309. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    blake, Tito has no pen and he feels that Aceves is needed more there than as a starter. I guess his thinking is that when his starters go short innings, they have Ace, but if he is in the rotation, there is nobody to cover for short innings.

  310. blake September 27th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    I hope Kotchman is ok….that’s scary

  311. yankeefeminista September 27th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Ugh, seeing Aceves on Boston makes me sick.

  312. blake September 27th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    trisha,

    yea I’m sure that’s what they are thinking now….I just meant in general.

  313. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Trisha you would have loved it this morning….at work the question of the day was “what is your favorite part about Fall?” and they got to me and I was like…hmm….”oh! the Patriots beating Buffalo! Oh…..wait a minute…….um…. I’ll have to go with the Red Sox making a deep playoff run!….oh, wait…um, the Celti….nope I guess not that either. I guess I’d have to say my favorite part about Fall would be going to Yankee Stadium for a World Series game!

    They were not thrilled.

  314. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    …and neither am I after Aceves’s job.

  315. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Agon has a girl voice.

  316. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    So is Aceves going to start tomorrow’s game, the one game play off and the 1st game of the play offs? lol

    I would think his arm has to fall off any second now.

  317. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    blake, I did hear something about his ability to go long innings because of his previous injury. Don’t know if that was actually factored in. I know that it’s been a question long-asked in beantown.

  318. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Agon has a girl voice.

    yes

  319. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    “Trisha you would have loved it this morning….at work the question of the day was “what is your favorite part about Fall?” and they got to me and I was like…hmm….”oh! the Patriots beating Buffalo! Oh…..wait a minute…….um…. I’ll have to go with the Red Sox making a deep playoff run!….oh, wait…um, the Celti….nope I guess not that either. I guess I’d have to say my favorite part about Fall would be going to Yankee Stadium for a World Series game!”

    LMAO!!!

  320. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    wow Britton is still in?

  321. Joe from Long Island September 27th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    1. Watching Brett Gardner go to 3rd base on the single by Nunez – these guys are still playing hard. You have to give credit to Girardi, and the clubhouse leaders. They do not give away ABs, or games, even the ones that don’t mean anything. They respect the game.

    2. Hope that all is well with Casey Kotchman.

    3. If Tito is going down, he’s going with someone who gives it his all.

  322. Tyler September 27th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Aceves really wasn’t that effective when he was placed in the Yanks rotation. He was always best in that swing man role where he got most of his wins. I just don’t know if he can handle 6-7 innings at a time.

  323. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    @trisha.
    yup. they almost fired me on the spot, lol.
    What do you do for work? Anything fun?

  324. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    what a play to get Pillsbury. I mean, Ellsbury.

  325. yankee 221 September 27th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Girardi playing his A lineup in this series better not end up costing Tampa.

    then again, the Rays offense is so pathetic that it might not matter.

  326. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Jeeze. We need some different scores in the two games. !!!

  327. blake September 27th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Yea I don’t know if Ace could hold up either…..but you’d think that if he can handle this kind of workload then he should be able to start.

  328. blake September 27th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Cano hammered that ball.

  329. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    The Rays have more hits than us, don’t they?

  330. Joe from Long Island September 27th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    watching hellickson erupt in the dugout reminded of something i heard a long time ago – a pitcher who loses his head loses the game. that’s why maddon came over to calm him down.

  331. Melk Man September 27th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Gammons mentioned today that they might try to squeeze 4-5 innings out of Aceves on the play in game rather than start Lackey.

  332. Joe from Long Island September 27th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    at this point, tito doesn’t have any attractive options. and, he’s playing with fire to keep using ace. but he doesn’t have any choices. ace might be his best pitcher this month.

  333. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    @Melk Man
    Didn’t Gammons also say something ridiculous yesterday?

  334. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    “What do you do for work? Anything fun?”

    Well I’m an attorney and I’m not having fun lately. Right now pro bono representation for elderly clients who can’t pay their credit card bills, a property dispute case, and looming in the background is a real nasty custody dispute case (and a collections case that is just about over). Don’t like what I’m doing very much. People think that when you’re an attorney you can do any kind of case, but it’s just not true. When I warn them that I’m out of my area of specialization (employment discrimination) and that they’d be better off with a specialist in the area, they are happy to stay with me because most of the time I don’t charge. Long story but I’m not good at asking people for money. So the amount of time it takes me to get up to speed on the law in the particular areas is aggravating.

  335. LGY September 27th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    The Rays pitchers are under so much pressure in these games because their offense is awful.

  336. Joe from Long Island September 27th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    i tell ya, for a guy on fumes, facing a team that HAS to win, colon isn’t pitching a bad game.

  337. blake September 27th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Astros up 3-0

  338. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Switched over to Rays and I fail to see how Colon isn’t doing a really good job if it’s still 2-2 in the 5th!

  339. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Ace has given up 4 runs in 20.1 innings this September. By FAR Francona’s best option.

  340. Joe from Long Island September 27th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    trish – i hear you, but, while it doesn’t necessarily pay the bills, you are helping people who need help. hang in there.

  341. yankeefeminista September 27th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Nice catch, Markakis.

  342. LGY September 27th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    What a catch by Markakis!

  343. luis September 27th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Markakis just made that catch of the game to save the O’s

  344. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Great driving catch by Markakis to save 2 runs

  345. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Markakis rocks!!!

    A little internet searching coming up. Will check in ASAP.

  346. luis September 27th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Tex doubled. he hit a rocket

  347. luis September 27th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Swish!

  348. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    “trish – i hear you, but, while it doesn’t necessarily pay the bills, you are helping people who need help. hang in there.”

    It does make me feel good to help (even though sometimes I get overwhelmed). And I have gotten so many blessings in my life, I really feel I want to give back.

    Thanks Joe.

    :)

  349. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Wow Swish really hit that hard…It’s time to bring in Proctor.

  350. mick September 27th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    after watching an inning or so, i get the feeling yanks are winning this game…not so sure ’bout sox.

  351. Melk Man September 27th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Things are getting kind of hairy now… the A relievers will be in soon. Tampa needs to score a few runs ASAP otherwise this night could turn ugly.

  352. luis September 27th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    That IBB is going to bite Maddon

  353. Red Robin September 27th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    12 ( and counting ) consecutive scoreless innings by the Sucks bullpen .

    :(

  354. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    And in this economy, people desperately need help. So there you go.

  355. yankeefeminista September 27th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Shouldn’t we be pulling our regulars about now to give them a rest?

  356. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Come on O’s!

  357. montec24 September 27th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    That’s some bigtime Red Sox hate from Martin.

  358. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Just what the Rays needed lol

  359. Red Robin September 27th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Martin hits the Sucks .

    He should hit into triple play.

    No ?

  360. LockDown September 27th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Huh…. A triple play… :?

  361. blake September 27th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    A triple play! You don’t see that every day…..

  362. JobaTipsHisCap September 27th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Apparently Yankees love sux.

  363. Joe from Long Island September 27th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    wow

  364. luis September 27th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    I can’t believe this, Martin has to stop hitting the first pitch he sees

  365. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    @Trisha
    It’s true. The economy is really bad. Every day people come to Apple and spend thousands…on credit. And you can always tell who really can’t afford it. Pretty sad…

  366. LockDown September 27th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    I’m glad it helps the rays, but it kind of sucks too…. :(

  367. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    REALLY? A Triple Play by Martin. WTH

  368. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    I can’t say that I am happy that the Yanks are winning for the 1st time ever lol. I don’t want the Yanks to help out the Sox anymore. They already did that in the last series with Tampa.

  369. Gary September 27th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    yankeefeminista September 27th, 2011 at 8:59 pm
    Shouldn’t we be pulling our regulars about now to give them a rest?

    _________________________________________________________________________

    How about we try to win the game first.

  370. Red Robin September 27th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Love Russell the Muscle from Brussels.

  371. yankee 221 September 27th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    YES! Come on Tampa, tie or take the lead right now. Keep pressure on the Sux.

  372. charlestonchew September 27th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    LOL.

    That’s pretty funny.

  373. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    WHere is Red Robin?
    How many scoreless innings for the Sox BP?

  374. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    The Rays have to score in the 6th otherwise it’s Soriano, Robertson and Mo

  375. Ghostwriter September 27th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    LockDown September 27th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    I’m glad it helps the rays, but it kind of sucks too…. :(
    ==============
    What???

  376. LGY September 27th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Rays HAVE to win after that.

  377. Gary September 27th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 9:01 pm
    I can’t say that I am happy that the Yanks are winning for the 1st time ever lol. I don’t want the Yanks to help out the Sox anymore. They already did that in the last series with Tampa.

    ___________________________________________________________________________

    How can you not be happy your team is winning??????????

  378. LockDown September 27th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    I don’t like Martin sliding to 1B. He could get hurt.

  379. Joe from Long Island September 27th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    yeah, yanks may not make the playoffs if they keep this up.

  380. nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Russell Martin hates the Red Sox, but dives head first to try and push across another run to help the Red Sox. I wonder if Martin dove head first into 1st base all year long?

  381. qiantom September 27th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Aceves going to win 10 games again this season?

  382. Red Robin September 27th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Aceves hitting 97 mph on the gun .

  383. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Wade? Get Proctor up

  384. Gary September 27th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    yankee 221 September 27th, 2011 at 9:01 pm
    YES! Come on Tampa, tie or take the lead right now. Keep pressure on the Sux.

    __________________________________________________________________

    Unbelievable from a fan

  385. Red Robin September 27th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    13 ( and counting ) consecutive scoreless innings by the Sucks bullpen .

  386. Ghostwriter September 27th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    blake September 27th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    A triple play! You don’t see that every day…..
    ============

    It’s my first time seeing that live. I had a buddy that turned a triple play when we were in seventh grade, but I wasn’t there when it happened. It’s pretty cool to see that happen, but it sucks to see it happen to my Yankees.

  387. LGY September 27th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Martin is really stupid.

    What is he thinking sliding into first?

    Joe trying all out to win this game is really foolish.

  388. nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Im disgusted with this team. We had our one chance to *$*% the Red Sox with no consequences to us, but our team came out and has efforted to help them. Hey, General Joe, when are you getting our starters out of this game??!??!?!?! Are you waiting for one of them to get hurt in this meaningless (for us) game?

  389. Ghostwriter September 27th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Gary September 27th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    yankee 221 September 27th, 2011 at 9:01 pm
    YES! Come on Tampa, tie or take the lead right now. Keep pressure on the Sux.

    __________________________________________________________________

    Unbelievable from a fan
    =====================

    I really don’t understand people that actually hate the Sox more than they love the Yanks. What a waste of time…

  390. JobaTipsHisCap September 27th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    This Gary sounds like a sux troll.

  391. nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    LGY, Martin is thinking, “I better help the Red Sox, because the world revolves around the Red Sox”

  392. Gary September 27th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    LGY September 27th, 2011 at 9:03 pm
    Martin is really stupid.

    What is he thinking sliding into first?

    Joe trying all out to win this game is really foolish.

    __________________________________________________________________________

    You play to win, nothing really foolish about that

  393. Yank 97 September 27th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    This is unbelievable that Tampa can’t even win a Hellickson-Colon matchup with their season on the line.

    Hopefully one of our relievers gives it up

  394. Ghostwriter September 27th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Red Robin September 27th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Aceves hitting 97 mph on the gun .
    =========

    The gun must be mis calibrated.

  395. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    I really don’t understand people that actually hate the Sox more than they love the Yanks. What a waste of time…
    ——–
    didn’t we have a big discussion about this last night?

  396. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    I really hope that Martin has tomorrow’s game off. Girardi going all out to win this game is definitely an order from the bosses in the organization. Otherwise these guys would be pinch run for at this point in the game.

  397. yankeefeminista September 27th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    LGY, couldn’t agree more; we don’t want to get ourselves hurt in a meaningless game.

  398. LockDown September 27th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Joe is playing this game to win. The A lineup minus Jeter. And then we’ll have So-Ro-Mo (who need the work anyhow).

    I wanted the redsox to not make the playoffs so badly.

    Os have to find a way!

  399. LGY September 27th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    You play to win, nothing really foolish about that

    —–

    Yeah let’s go all out and risk injuring core players a few days before the playoffs. Smart strategy.

    The whole benefit of clinching early is to avoid risk like Martin foolishly diving into first in a meaningless game.

  400. Ghostwriter September 27th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Gary September 27th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    LGY September 27th, 2011 at 9:03 pm
    Martin is really stupid.

    What is he thinking sliding into first?

    Joe trying all out to win this game is really foolish.

    __________________________________________________________________________

    You play to win, nothing really foolish about that
    ====

    It would suck to lose a key player in a meaningless game.

  401. LockDown September 27th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Martin shouldn’t be playing anyway. He needs the days off. But let’s run him to the ground, who we’ll need to play every game in the post.

  402. yankeefeminista September 27th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    You don’t win a battle to lose a war. SMH.

  403. nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Order from the bosses….is that code for Brian Cashman, childhood Red Sox fan? Because if it’s that turd, Id rather throw him off a building than see than see that twerp scaling buildings.

  404. Gary September 27th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    JobaTipsHisCap September 27th, 2011 at 9:05 pm
    This Gary sounds like a sux troll.

    __________________________________________________________________________

    Nope I am a big Yankees fan. I don’t ever come on during the game, but I checked in to see what was going on and could not believe the comments directed more towards Boston as opposed to our team winning. You play baseball to win, otherwise why bother going out there? Lets focus on our team and forget about the others, that’s the only thing that counts.

  405. Ghostwriter September 27th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    JobaTipsHisCap September 27th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    This Gary sounds like a sux troll.
    ——-
    That’s comical coming from you.

  406. Melk Man September 27th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    “Joe trying all out to win this game is really foolish.”

    It’s going to come back to bite him. How could he not want this Tampa team in the playoffs after watching them the last 6 games against us?

    Joe has some obsession with making life tough for Tampa, yet has no problem letting Golson and Romine hit against Papelbon while Proctor and Laffey pitch over better relieves.

  407. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Scutaro. son of a %^&*(

  408. RMS September 27th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Does Martin ever take a first pitch? He must think he hits like Cano.

    —————————————————————–
    I like Colon, but he has lost velocity and the great movement on his pitches. Don’t know if he is tired.

  409. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    The funny thing is if the Yanks win this game and the Sox make the play offs it will be because of Girardi. He took his foot off the petal on Sunday’s game and he is going all out in this game.

  410. nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Maybe Joe can use Mo for 3 innings to nail this all-important game shut. Id make my way to the dugout right now in the middle of the game, after seeing Martin dive head first into 1st base, and fire his ass.

  411. Benny Blanco September 27th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Where the hell are these pitches??

  412. mick September 27th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    looks like yanks and sox will win tonite…

  413. Melk Man September 27th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    George would fired Girardi before the playoffs started if Boston got in as a result of his managing.

    This playing hard non-sense vs. Tampa is mindbogglingly dumb. Not only for the health of the players but becase it allows a far more dangerous team in the playoffs.

  414. Swishalicious33 September 27th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    I cannot believe they’re actually trying to win this game after giving away Sunday night’s game. Ugh.

  415. nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    The Bears could have played the final game of the season against the Packers to help the Giants get into the playoffs, but NOPE!! The Bears sat all their players, didnt try, and knocked New York out of the playoffs, then lost to Green Bay en route to GB’s Super Bowl. $*$*%$&*#&*$@#*&%&*$*&#*&$ jerkoffs.

  416. Ghostwriter September 27th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Nice tune-up tonight for Bartolo. I think that I would go with Freddy over Bart in the first series, but Bart looks ready for the postseason.

  417. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Order from the bosses….is that code for Brian Cashman,
    ———-

    Nope the Steinbrenners and Randy Levine, I would almost guarantee it. I am sure they are still pissed that the Rays wouldn’t play that DHer when Jeter was going for 3,000. The Rays are very minor league with things that they do and the Yanks aren’t going to give them a free pass. Along with the Rays breaking Cervelli’s wrist, wouldn’t pitch to Tex because of Pena’s homerun title.

  418. mick September 27th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    are we actually talking about throwing games in here now?

  419. Ghostwriter September 27th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Swishalicious33 September 27th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    I cannot believe they’re actually trying to win this game after giving away Sunday night’s game. Ugh.
    ======

    They gave away Sunday’s game??? In 14 innings? LMAO!

  420. Red Robin September 27th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Girardi should be fired if the Yankees win any one of these 3 games .

    Disgusting. Helping out the Sucks . Really?

    Damn you. Girardi.

  421. RMS September 27th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    No matter what some of you “think,” Girardi is setting his team for the post season.

  422. mick September 27th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    this dumbed down version of lohud is reprehensible…

  423. yankee 221 September 27th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Good for Swish and Tex that they can beat the Rays. Let’s see them do that against Detroit rather than hitting .150 and K’ing a million times.

    This is an awful awful night. Only thing that can salvage it is 2 runs off So/Ro/Mo and a win for Tampa.

    If Joe managed like he cared on Sunday, this game wouldn’t even matter. Now it will get Boston in the playoffs if Tampa doesn’t rally. Think Alfredo Simon or whomever is going to shut down the Sox?

  424. nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    This is how the world works. Everyone wants to help Boston (including New York), and everyone wants to stick it to New York.

    This is a joke of an organization. Joe Girardi is a joke of a manager and human being.

  425. Ghostwriter September 27th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    RMS September 27th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    No matter what some of you “think,” Girardi is setting his team for the post season.
    ——–

    Thinking has nothing to do with it.

  426. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Maybe Girardi thinks that the Sox are a better matchup because they have no pitching? Which is stupid because it’s not like the Yanks would face them in the 1st round. Otherwise it doesn’t make sense why he is going all out in this game.

  427. Red Robin September 27th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    I call for a boycott of all Yankees playoff games , if the Rays don’t sweep this series .

  428. mick September 27th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    now i smell the sox fear….bring em on!

  429. Swishalicious33 September 27th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Putting in Scott Proctor = giving away a game.

  430. yankee 221 September 27th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    “No matter what some of you “think,” Girardi is setting his team for the post season.”

    by orchestrating it so that the better team and the worse matchup for us makes it as the wild card over an overachieving Tampa team that can’t hit?

    look at how Tampa has hit in the games against us. they are not threat to us. They are weaker than BOS, TEX, DET.

  431. Red Robin September 27th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    This is how the world works. Everyone wants to help Boston (including New York), and everyone wants to stick it to New York.

    This is a joke of an organization. Joe Girardi is a joke of a manager and human being.

    —–

    Amen !

  432. mick September 27th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    This is an awful awful night. Only thing that can salvage it is 2 runs off So/Ro/Mo and a win for Tampa.
    ===============
    go to the sox board, troll

  433. nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    The greatest organization in the histoyr of the world is run by a bunch of fools. We’re a laughing stock, and when the Red Sox whoop our asses in the ALCS en route to their 8th World Series, I’ll be laughing at this clown Girardi.

  434. Ghostwriter September 27th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    This is how the world works. Everyone wants to help Boston (including New York), and everyone wants to stick it to New York.

    This is a joke of an organization. Joe Girardi is a joke of a manager and human being.
    ==============

    Umm… Why? Explain to us how the world works: Explain how the winning-nest franchise in sports is a joke, and how a successful manager and former player is a joke of a human being.

  435. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    solo HR off Aceves; Sox bullpen scoreless streak broken, Red Robin!

  436. Gary September 27th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    mick September 27th, 2011 at 9:14 pm
    are we actually talking about throwing games in here now?

    ___________________________________________________________________________

    Mick, sort of get that feeling don’t you.

  437. montec24 September 27th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    The revisionist history is getting annoying. No guarantee pinch hitting for Romine in the 9th would have led to a win.

  438. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    @montec
    Agreed

  439. Ghostwriter September 27th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Red Robin September 27th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    I call for a boycott of all Yankees playoff games , if the Rays don’t sweep this series .
    ———-

    Go ahead and start the boycott now–that’ll show ‘em.

  440. nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    I cant wait to see Tex and Swish do absolutely nothing in the playoffs again. While giving their 150% effort tonight. Id like to jack Swish in his happy-go-lucky grill just once and try to knock some sense into the &$%&

  441. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    I believe that Teix had a walk-off HR in the playoffs. Or was I imagining things.

  442. luis September 27th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    My best case scenario is that both teams end up tied for the wild card, so they have to play a one game playoff….I said it before, i hate the Sux, but i don’t want the Yankees to roll over to anyone…but i would hate as well that the yankees allowed the sux to make it, so a tie is perfect, you leave it to those concerned to settle the WC without the Yankees having any part on the result.

  443. mick September 27th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    the trolls have taken over the board and where is their cheerleader and buddy?

  444. Gary September 27th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Well hopefully the Soriano, Robertson, Mo train will hold the Rays down. Just like they will need to do in the playoffs

  445. nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    That will be Tex’s signature moment for his entire Yankees contract. 1 home run.

  446. Ghostwriter September 27th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    mick September 27th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    the trolls have taken over the board and where is their cheerleader and buddy?

    Who is that?

  447. LockDown September 27th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Good time for a Nunez error….

  448. Red Robin September 27th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Martin should let him steal 2nd and 3rd, then home .

  449. Chambliss September 27th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    I think that Tampa is much more dangerous than Boston at this point because their starting pitching is much better than Boston’s.

    Cashman must be kicking himself for letting Aceves go to Boston. Without Aceves they are 5 games out.

  450. Tank September 27th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    nyyfana,

    If the Sox do end up beating us in the LCS, Girardi can’t keep his job.
    How could he after letting in Boston when he had a chance to knock them out?

    Somehow in sports, things like this always come full circle. Girardi tempted fate, he better hope like hell that the Sox get tripped up before he has to come face-to-face with htem.

  451. nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    And now the only way we lose is if one of our bullpen guys blows it, and then potentially (in the case of Soriano) it hurts his confidence.

  452. RMS September 27th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Don’t some of you ever stop whining?

  453. Ghostwriter September 27th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Gary September 27th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Well hopefully the Soriano, Robertson, Mo train will hold the Rays down. Just like they will need to do in the playoffs
    ============

    My guess is that the Yanks won’t be seeing Tampa or Boston in the playoffs. They look like they would be over-matched by Texas or Detroit right now.

  454. Red Robin September 27th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    The Sucks are one the strongest teams out there (with Tigers and Phillies).

    Look !

    One run in 14 ( and counting ) innings by the Sucks bullpen .

    :(

  455. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Teix also hit .308 in the ALDS in 2010…although he did fold in the ALCS.
    Maybe he’ll do better this year.

  456. nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Tank, if that happens,. how does Girardi stay alive?? The fans ought to firing squad his ass.

  457. Red Robin September 27th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Martin is a hypocrite if he doesn’t let him steal .

  458. Ghostwriter September 27th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    RMS September 27th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Don’t some of you ever stop whining?
    ===========

    It’s pathetic. The Yanks have HFA locked up for the playoffs, and they’re still pissing and moaning–over the Yanks having a lead no less! They’re a bunch of malcontents and losers.

  459. Chambliss September 27th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Good time for Soriano to throw a cookie.

  460. Yank 97 September 27th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Come on Longo, how about a nice 2-R HR over the fence :D

  461. Red Robin September 27th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Come on B . J .

    What are you waiting for ? A red carpet ?

  462. PittsburghYankeeFan September 27th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Now you know why Ozzie was traded. They wanted him that much?

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl.....8;c_id=mlb

  463. nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Elias, the only way Tex succeeds is if he wears a Red Sox uniform under his Yankees uniform, or he just pretends that he plays for the Red Sox. Then he can turn back into the superstar we signed

  464. nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Robin, Martin is a bum. He hates the Red Sox as much as any Canadien can hate anybody, which is not at all.

  465. Chambliss September 27th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Time for Scott Proctor…

  466. Ghostwriter September 27th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Out of curiosity, are there any actual Yankee fans out there on this blog tonight?

  467. UnKnown September 27th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    This is the Rays last chance here in this inning. Otherwise D Rob and Mo are going to shut down their season.

  468. Red Robin September 27th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    A “True Yankee Fan” knows that there are two goals to every season: to win it all and to stick it all to the Sucks.

    If you don’t believe in that, you’re not a “True Yankee Fan”.

  469. LockDown September 27th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Soriano is rusty. Let him get 2 outs, get the kinks out then bring in proctor to finish this inning

  470. Red Robin September 27th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    It is as simple as that .

  471. luis September 27th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    If the rays win this game, the sux fans are going to say Sori helped their buddies out

  472. montec24 September 27th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Happy now?

  473. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    ok, there we go! everyone happy?

  474. Rob_NY September 27th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Joe isn’t “Going all out to win this game.” Today was going to be the ‘A’ day out of the bullpen no matter what. He is getting the guys go need some work out of the pen in to get ready.

    Well that’s not good Soriano.

  475. nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    GONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    SEEE YA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WOOOOHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Sorry Rafael that it had to be you, but GOOOOONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  476. LGY September 27th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    I knew Soriano would be useful one of these days.

    Score one for Randy Levine!

  477. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Rays – thank God.

    :)

  478. LockDown September 27th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    wow…. I’m glad the rays are winning BUT not at the expense of Soriano. He’s too sensitive. Larry should have come out to talk to him.

  479. Benny Blanco September 27th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Thats what happens when you walk people..

  480. Ghostwriter September 27th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Red Robin September 27th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    A “True Yankee Fan” knows that there are two goals to every season: to win it all and to stick it all to the Sucks.

    If you don’t believe in that, you’re not a “True Yankee Fan”.
    ====================

    There. Enjoy your “win”.

  481. Gary September 27th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Ghostwriter September 27th, 2011 at 9:24 pm
    Gary September 27th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Well hopefully the Soriano, Robertson, Mo train will hold the Rays down. Just like they will need to do in the playoffs
    ============

    My guess is that the Yanks won’t be seeing Tampa or Boston in the playoffs. They look like they would be over-matched by Texas or Detroit right now.

    ____________________________________________________________________________

    It would seem so, but as last year showed with Philly anything can happen. Sometimes its the things you don’t expect, the blown call, the big injury like Tex getting hurt running to 1st and out for the series, somebody hurling a gem when least expected.

  482. Red Robin September 27th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    any actual Yankee fans out there on this blog tonight?

    —-

    Many pretenders. Few “True Yankee Fans”.

  483. Chambliss September 27th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Soriano channels Scott Proctor…oh my

  484. Red Robin September 27th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    F****

    YES !!

    Sticking it to the Sucks.

  485. nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Good job Joe. Now if Soriano blows it in the playoffs because of lack of confidence, it’s on Jerkoff Joe. Could have used Soriano in no leverage situation, but Joe didnt have the brains.

  486. Ghostwriter September 27th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Rays – thank God.

    :)
    =====

    You too? You’re actually rooting against the Yankees?

  487. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    And stop the stupidity about Soriano. He’s been lights out lately and just because some Yankee fans are wetting their pants over the last three meaningless games, Yankees are going out there to kill themselves. Meanwhile Rays are. Try to note the difference.

    :roll:

  488. yankeefeminista September 27th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Joe is just making sure Sori gets his work in. If this were a game we needed to win, Sori would have been pulled for DRob before disaster struck.

  489. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    @nyyfan
    I don’t see how Teix is so bad. I’m pretty sure we don’t even make the playoffs without him. Let’s get Doug Mienkiewicz back and see how that goes.

  490. LGY September 27th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Soriano is just letting Joe know that he doesn’t pitch in meaningless games.

    Joe will know better next year.

  491. mick September 27th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    while i dont care either way who wins these games, i dont trust soriano under pressure….he nearly crapped his pants in the clincher

  492. nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    trisha, where are you watching tonight’s game?

  493. Ghostwriter September 27th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Red Robin September 27th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    any actual Yankee fans out there on this blog tonight?

    —-

    Many pretenders. Few “True Yankee Fans”.
    ==============

    On that we agree.

  494. Red Robin September 27th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Happiness = Championship + Sucks sucking it.

  495. Swishalicious33 September 27th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    I’d rather see it hit off Soriano than D-Rob or Mo. Those two are way more important in the long run. As long as those two are right the bullpen is fine.

  496. Yankeefran September 27th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Well at least Rays’ fan are supporting their team. The Rays didn’t have support for a long time.

  497. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Oh good Trisha you’re back. I’ve been having to defend our horrible first baseman Teixiera because apparently he sucks at everything.

  498. UnKnown September 27th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Does Joe maybe run Soriano back out there again tomorrow to boost his confidence again. I hate that he is going into the postseason on that kind of inning.

    I would give him another inning tomorrow.

  499. Gary September 27th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Ghostwriter September 27th, 2011 at 9:28 pm
    Out of curiosity, are there any actual Yankee fans out there on this blog tonight?

    _________________________________________________________________________

    By the comments you would not think so. Guy we need to perform in the playoffs just gets tagged for a 3 run shot and most are estatic that TB is now leading.

  500. Niblick September 27th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Soriano still on the TB payroll? Or does he just suck?

  501. Ghostwriter September 27th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    LGY September 27th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Soriano is just letting Joe know that he doesn’t pitch in meaningless games.

    Joe will know better next year.
    =============

    LOL

  502. brownies September 27th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    SORI Boston! Ha ha

  503. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Ghost – I’m rooting for the Rays. If they were playing Satan right now I’d be rooting for the Rays. Try not to think of it as “against the Yankees”. That’s happenstance.

    I am rooting for the Sux to be decimated. Unfortunately, the only way that happens is if the Rays get the job done.

    My Yankees have already taken the division. My Yankees already have HFA. I see these three games as nothing more than preparation games. The Rays need these. We don’t.

    I swear on the souls of my beloved parents, if the Yankees were playing KC for these last three games and lost all three, I wouldn’t break a sweat.

  504. PittsburghYankeeFan September 27th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Excellent. I knew Sori had it in him. Just great.

  505. nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    George Steinbrenner would never have allowed this. If he were alive and healthy, he would have come out before this series and said to the press, and said that we’re playing all our minor leaguers to hurt the Red Sox.

    His kids unfortunately dont have that competitive desire, and that’s what sad. Hank and Hal dont even deserve to have their father’s name.

  506. Yank 97 September 27th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Hell yeah! Go Soriano!!

    I prefer it was him over MO or D-Rob lol

    Ok Tampa, hold htis lead!

  507. Ghostwriter September 27th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Gary September 27th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Ghostwriter September 27th, 2011 at 9:28 pm
    Out of curiosity, are there any actual Yankee fans out there on this blog tonight?

    _________________________________________________________________________

    By the comments you would not think so. Guy we need to perform in the playoffs just gets tagged for a 3 run shot and most are estatic that TB is now leading.
    ===========

    You’re okay in my book, Gary

  508. LGY September 27th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Was that Soriano’s Yankee moment? :D

  509. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Girardi has to have a short leash with Soriano in the post season. You can guarantee he will cost the Yanks 2-3 games if Girardi allows him. I would never trust him in a big game.

  510. Red Robin September 27th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Aceves out for a 4th inning.

  511. LockDown September 27th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Joe said he would let the “A” bullpen get some work today but not tomorrow. But he didn’t play it that way. He played it to win with S0-Ro-Mo in 7-8-9. With So giving up the lead, if we don’t come back will Mo get a workout?

    Joe should have put in So-Ro-Mo in 6-7-8 for their workout. So he’s clearly not sticking to his own plan of getting his relievers ready. Too busy playing this game to win it at the expense of our relievers (if we don’t come back)

  512. DocTodd September 27th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    All I know is I hate Beckett for plunking our batters, I hate Big Sloppy for posing after he homers vs us, I hate the troll….Just 3 reasons why I’m dying to see the Sox eliminated….oh I forgot, Pimplebutt and his fist pumps, plus all the whining whenever a Sox batter feels a called strike was a ball….

  513. JobaTipsHisCap September 27th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    This is good.
    Now back to your parents’ basement, ghostwriter, or whatever.

  514. Melk Man September 27th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Let;s be real – would anyone trust Soriano in the postseason?

    I’d trust Ayala or Wade over him.

  515. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    “trisha, where are you watching tonight’s game?”

    With friends.

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

    I think it takes audacity for anyone sitting behind a computer to accuse any of us who aren’t worried about Yankee losses of not being Yankee fans.

    By the way, I might be the ONLY person on this forum, if not one of the very few, who NEVER got down on any Yankee player, who NEVER trashed any Yankee player, and who ALWAYS had this team’s back and had total confidence that the Yankees would end up winning the world series, even on their worst days. So don’t DARE presume to tell me about my Yankee fandom!

    GO RAYS!

  516. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Arod =(

  517. Niblick September 27th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    So-Ro-Mo is no A bullpen. Not if that meatball Soriano is the So.

  518. Swishalicious33 September 27th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    “My Yankees have already taken the division. My Yankees already have HFA. I see these three games as nothing more than preparation games. The Rays need these. We don’t.”

    My sentiments exactly Trisha. Yanks have already clinched everything they could. Keeping Boston out is just a nice bonus that doesn’t hurt the Yanks as far as clinching goes.

  519. LockDown September 27th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    So must hate the sox, that’s the only reason I can see for what I just saw. Gives up 3 runs then shuts it down….

  520. Gary September 27th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Ghostwriter September 27th, 2011 at 9:34 pm
    Gary September 27th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Ghostwriter September 27th, 2011 at 9:28 pm
    Out of curiosity, are there any actual Yankee fans out there on this blog tonight?

    _________________________________________________________________________

    By the comments you would not think so. Guy we need to perform in the playoffs just gets tagged for a 3 run shot and most are estatic that TB is now leading.
    ===========

    You’re okay in my book, Gary

    ___________________________________________________________________________

    I would never rout against my team reagardless of the situation.

  521. Red Robin September 27th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    One run (!) in 15 (and counting) innings for the Sucks bullpen .

    Nice job, Cashman.

  522. mick September 27th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    sounds like some insecure , conflicted “yankee fans” out there tonite.

  523. nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Our guys didnt want to hurt their personal statistics, sickening. If it had to be someone, it could have been Scott Proctor. Jerkoff Joe.

  524. Melk Man September 27th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    This long outing by Aceves also probably prevents him from starting the play-in game on Thursday (if there is one), considering he threw the 2 days prior as well.

  525. UnKnown September 27th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    So I am just waiting for Aceves’s arm to actually fly off from his shoulder. I am figuring it could still happen tonight yet. Talk about Tito being charged with gross neglicance.

  526. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    By the way, for anyone who hasn’t figure it out “Red Robin” is a Sux troll.

  527. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    It really pisses me off that Aceves is the one saving the Sox bacon night after night. Too bad Cashman was so cheap.

  528. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    “My sentiments exactly Trisha. Yanks have already clinched everything they could. Keeping Boston out is just a nice bonus that doesn’t hurt the Yanks as far as clinching goes.”

    Believe me, there are enough of us who feel the same way that the outraged few who are chastizing us are just that – an outraged few.

  529. nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    We had CC pitch a simulated game instead of facing the Red Sox. But we’ve got all our pitchers facing the Rays!

  530. NYYanksFan September 27th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Rooting against the Sox is one thing.

    Rooting for the O’s is okay.

    Rooting for someone the Yankees may have to face down the road is just wrong.

  531. Ghostwriter September 27th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Ghost – I’m rooting for the Rays. If they were playing Satan right now I’d be rooting for the Rays. Try not to think of it as “against the Yankees”. That’s happenstance.

    I am rooting for the Sux to be decimated. Unfortunately, the only way that happens is if the Rays get the job done.

    My Yankees have already taken the division. My Yankees already have HFA. I see these three games as nothing more than preparation games. The Rays need these. We don’t.

    I swear on the souls of my beloved parents, if the Yankees were playing KC for these last three games and lost all three, I wouldn’t break a sweat.
    ==================

    Oy. First, I would root for anybody against Satan. So, I don’t understand the metaphor.

    Second, I know that these games are irrelevant. That’s not the point. Still, I root for the Yanks, as always. I am a Yankee fan, not a Red Sox hater. I don’t give a rip about the Sox. I can you in a second how many World Series the Yanks have won, and how many that they have lost. I can’t tell you how many games that the Yanks have lost that really put the Sox in a rough spot. I just don’t care. The object of the game is to win championships, which is something that a team has to do for themselves.

    I generally like you Trisha, but I’m not liking your rooting against my Yanks.

  532. yankeefeminista September 27th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    CC, tell me about it. I have been angry about that signing since day 1.

  533. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    “I would never rout against my team reagardless of the situation.”

    Nobody’s asking you to. But that doesn’t make you better than anyone else Ghost.

  534. comet September 27th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Gary I’m with you I want the Yankees who I’ve supported since 1965 to win. I always want my Yankees to win. I think these people are afraid of the Red Sox. I’m not.

  535. nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    trisha, Red Robin always agreed with me back when I was on here a couple years ago. I think he’s just an anti-bostoner!

    Sit down, Swish! You’re already in playoff form.

  536. yankeefeminista September 27th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    This whole who is a “true Yankee” fan is really juvenile.

  537. LGY September 27th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    I was about to just post that if he throws a change up Swisher is guaranteed to go after it.

    He was swinging out of his shoes that entire at bat.

  538. mick September 27th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    i can see those living in the belly of the beast being overwhelmed with sox angst
    i’m sure they take hell for being a yankee in the midst of beantown
    it must be overwhelming and discrimitive
    but i cant help feel that native new yorkers could care less
    bring on the sox if they are worthy
    what me worry?

  539. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    really? Lavarnway again? Jesus H.

  540. Ghostwriter September 27th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    NYYanksFan September 27th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Rooting against the Sox is one thing.

    Rooting for the O’s is okay.

    Rooting for someone the Yankees may have to face down the road is just wrong.
    ===============

    It’s worse than that—it’s chickensh*t.

  541. Melk Man September 27th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    “My Yankees have already taken the division. My Yankees already have HFA. I see these three games as nothing more than preparation games. The Rays need these. We don’t.”

    Couldn’t agree more. The Yanks have clinched everything and these games mean nothing…. os why not root for your hated rival to be left out in the cold?

    These self-righteous, holier-than-thou Yankees fans are amusing. How many NFL/NBA fans root for their team to lose games at the end so that they get a better draft pick? As a Knicks fan, I wanted them to lose as much as possible once they were eliminated from playoff contention all those years so that they could get better in the future with a higher pick.

    Rooting for the Rays does nothing to harm us.

  542. nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    How can Joe Girardi look himself in the mirror?

    Does he think he’s a good guy?

    He played for the good of baseball, for the good of Bud Selig, for the good of the Red Sox.

    He thinks he’s a family man, but he’s a family of the Red Sox man.

    Sad that Im more of a Steinbrenner than Hank or Hal. 2 disgraces of sons George has.

  543. jacksquat September 27th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Well one of Robertson and Mariano are not pitching today unless the Yankees get the lead back. Don’t know why Joe did it this way.

  544. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Ok now can we take out the A lineup and give these guys a break? If they play the full game tomorrow than Girardi should be fired.

  545. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Ghost, they’re my Yankees too. And I AM a Sux hater. And I’d root for Satan’s team before I’d root for the Sux team.

    Different strokes for different folks.

    You don’t live where I do, you haven’t walked in my shoes, so don’t judge me. I am not judging you.

    I generally like you too.

  546. deleonj September 27th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    soriano will e fine come the playoffs…not gonna lie…i liked it when i saw it

  547. LGY September 27th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Can this stupid conversation about who you should be rooting for just end already?

    Honestly, who cares?

  548. CountryClub September 27th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Not sure how any fan could cheer when someone as important as soriano has an inning like that. Not the best way for him to be heading into the playoffs.

  549. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Thanks Melk Man. As I said, there are many more of us than them out there. I don’t think that makes us all bad fans.

  550. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    i can see those living in the belly of the beast being overwhelmed with sox angst
    i’m sure they take hell for being a yankee in the midst of beantown
    it must be overwhelming and discrimitive
    but i cant help feel that native new yorkers could care less
    bring on the sox if they are worthy
    what me worry?
    ——
    it’s a nightmare. trust me. not good. hell doesn’t begin to describe it.
    I know, I should move to NY…

  551. Gary September 27th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    comet September 27th, 2011 at 9:42 pm
    Gary I’m with you I want the Yankees who I’ve supported since 1965 to win. I always want my Yankees to win. I think these people are afraid of the Red Sox. I’m not.

    ___________________________________________________________________________

    I think there are more than a few of us that are outraged. I can’t ever remember seeing here people openly routing against our team. It’s a new low for the evening sessions.

  552. mick September 27th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Believe me, there are enough of us who feel the same way that the outraged few who are chastizing us are just that – an outraged few.
    ===========
    Maybe in Red Sox Nation, not in NY.
    You are in the minority.

  553. deleonj September 27th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    why is A-rod out of the game?
    im not watching it right now….working

  554. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    “Not sure how any fan could cheer when someone as important as soriano has an inning like that. Not the best way for him to be heading into the playoffs.”

    I know better than to let a meaningless game at the end of the season color what I’ve seen from Soriano for quite a while now. I know how to apply perspective.

  555. luis September 27th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Guys,

    Everybody here is a Yankee fan ( except you know who….your team is not making the PS, Ok!! ), i do understand the Sux hatred, because i hate them my self, but i am proud so i don’t want to see the Yankees to roll over against anyone…Please respect everyone’s opinion on the matter!!, except the the one’s from the Troll

  556. mick September 27th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    I think there are more than a few of us that are outraged. I can’t ever remember seeing here people openly routing against our team. It’s a new low for the evening sessions.
    ====================================
    it has made trolldom legal.

  557. nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Russell will be singing his own version of the Hulk Hogan song:

    I am a real Canadian,
    I fight for what’s right
    Let Boston win!

  558. LGY September 27th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Not sure how any fan could cheer when someone as important as soriano has an inning like that. Not the best way for him to be heading into the playoffs

    —–

    Remember when CC got shelled by the Rays in his final tune up start in 09?

    There’s no sense reading into the outcome of meaningless outings.

  559. LockDown September 27th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    If we don’t come back to at least tie, Joe will have to answer as to why Mo didn’t get his work in. :mad:

  560. Carlo September 27th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Its really simple. I don’t give a sht about our game as it pertains to us because it doesn’t matter whatsoever. I would love to see my most hated rival suffer the worst collapse in recent history. No reason to investigate the theory further. I hate them, I want them humiliated. F em.

  561. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    “Maybe in Red Sox Nation, not in NY.
    You are in the minority.”

    Well there are a lot of us on this forum right now who appear to be in RSN. And I know MTU feels the way we do and he is hardly in RSN.

    I didn’t take a poll. As LGY say, what’s the big whoop?

    Root the way you want and we’ll root the way we want. END IT!

  562. mick September 27th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    more a sox hater than a yankee fan

  563. yankee 221 September 27th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Os need to at least force Bard/Papelbum in the game.

  564. Bronx Jeers September 27th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Oy. First, I would root for anybody against Satan. So, I don’t understand the metaphor.

    —————————————————

    I rooted for Satan to beat Charlie Daniels in that stupid fiddle song.

  565. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Girardi obviously didn’t think this out so well since now Mo can’t pitch. Unless Robertson will get 2 outs and Mo will get 1.

  566. deleonj September 27th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    can someone please say why arod is out of the game?

    thanks

  567. yankee 221 September 27th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Its really simple. I don’t give a sht about our game as it pertains to us because it doesn’t matter whatsoever. I would love to see my most hated rival suffer the worst collapse in recent history. No reason to investigate the theory further. I hate them, I want them humiliated. F em.

    —–

    Perfect lol

  568. Swishalicious33 September 27th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    I get the feeling that a lot of the people that are chastising others for wanting Boston out even if it requires the Yanks losing a couple meaningless regular season games don’t live in areas where there’s a lot of Boston fans that take every single opportunity to insult, bully, and hate you for being a Yankees fan, even if you’re minding your own business.

  569. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    100 strikeouts for Robertson…Unreal…

  570. yankee 221 September 27th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    I’d trust MO even if he were rusty. He did go on Sunday, so he’d only have 4 days off if he doesn’t pitch today.

  571. Ghostwriter September 27th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    LGY September 27th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Can this stupid conversation about who you should be rooting for just end already?

    Honestly, who cares?
    ================

    Well it bugged the hell out of me to come to a Yankee blog to see all these folks rooting against the Yanks. So, obviously, I, for one, care. So, that’s a pretty stupid question on your part and a worthy contribution to a stupid conversation.

    I’m out of here.

  572. LockDown September 27th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Soriano will be fine in the post. I have confidence in him. He was just getting his work in for a meaningless game. It’s Joe’s fault for not setting this up in the 6th… too busy “playing to win” and NOT “playing to get our relievers ready” :roll:

    Ah… So MO gets to have a 1 out workout… lovely :roll:

  573. nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Exactly Carlo. Spoken like George Steinbrenner. Let FOX’s Tim McCarver and Joe Buck mention their 2011 collapse every FOX broadcast the way they mention 2004 30 times a broadcast.

  574. LGY September 27th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Good for Joe.

    Finally woke up and realized these games are about getting ready for the playoffs, not going all out to win.

  575. Swishalicious33 September 27th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    “Its really simple. I don’t give a sht about our game as it pertains to us because it doesn’t matter whatsoever. I would love to see my most hated rival suffer the worst collapse in recent history. No reason to investigate the theory further. I hate them, I want them humiliated. F em.”

    Yep, that about sums it up for me as well.

  576. mick September 27th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    you know joe better win it all or the 2nd guessers will pummel his ass..

  577. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Carlo, where do you live?

    mick, you blow with the wind. You were singing a different tune this afternoon. At least we remain consistent.

    And I never saw anything in your credentials that gave you the right to judge a flippin’ thing. Yet you do it readily.

    Your insecurities are getting the best of you since you already said you fear the Sux.

    We on the other hand hate the Sux. You want them in the postseason because you think they are the easiest to beat. What a man!

    We are confident enough that the Yankees can beat anyone they face.

    Hmmm, wonder who the conflicted Yankee fan is.

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

    If anyone else wants to answer to the indignant crybaby judgmental faction, have at. I’m done.

  578. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    I get the feeling that a lot of the people that are chastising others for wanting Boston out even if it requires the Yanks losing a couple meaningless regular season games don’t live in areas where there’s a lot of Boston fans that take every single opportunity to insult, bully, and hate you for being a Yankees fan, even if you’re minding your own business.
    —–
    Sox fans really do that! Their obnoxious and moronic. Only Sox fans would chant “Yankees Suck” at Fenway when the Yankees are up like 9-1 in like the 8th inning and ahead by 10 games in the standings. I think that was a couple years ago. Do Yankees fans living in NYC/NJ/CT, etc. taunt the hell out of Red Sox fans?

  579. blake September 27th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Soriano just hates the Red Sox :)

    Robertson has been absolutely unreal this season.

  580. Gary September 27th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Swishalicious33 September 27th, 2011 at 9:50 pm
    I get the feeling that a lot of the people that are chastising others for wanting Boston out even if it requires the Yanks losing a couple meaningless regular season games don’t live in areas where there’s a lot of Boston fans that take every single opportunity to insult, bully, and hate you for being a Yankees fan, even if you’re minding your own business.

    ___________________________________________________________________________

    I get it everyday. I live here in Fl at the seat of their spring training. I drive by their new spring training stadium complex everyday. Still doesn’t want to make me see my team lose so they don’t make the playoffs.

  581. Purenyyankee September 27th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Soriano is a damn train wreck. Does anybody really trust him in the playoffs in a big spot?

  582. mick September 27th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    the right wing red sox machine will always use their tactics to denigrate the satanly yanks get used to it, ignore it, whatever, beat them is all you can do or you’re just not worthy…que sera sera

  583. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    So this is how the greatest team ever is set up for the next couple of games….

    Lester tomorrow, Lackey in a 1 game play off on 3 days rest and Wakefield in game 1 of the play offs LOL

  584. montec24 September 27th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    mick September 27th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    you know joe better win it all or the 2nd guessers will pummel his ass..

    —————————–

    even if he/ yankees win it all the second guessing will still happen. that it was all in spite of joe.

  585. luis September 27th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Sox fans really do that! Their obnoxious and moronic. Only Sox fans would chant “Yankees Suck” at Fenway when the Yankees are up like 9-1 in like the 8th inning and ahead by 10 games in the standings. I think that was a couple years ago. Do Yankees fans living in NYC/NJ/CT, etc. taunt the hell out of Red Sox fans?

    =========

    maybe we should???? :)

  586. blake September 27th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Hopefully Bard will Bard this one

  587. Swishalicious33 September 27th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Elias – I live in CT and I always mind my own business and stay quiet. I never say anything to Sox fans no matter how obnoxious looking they may be. But more often than I’d like, I get nasty comments made towards me by them for simply wearing a Yankees shirt. Of course, once they start with me, I have some choice things to say back to them ;)

  588. mick September 27th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Do Yankees fans living in NYC/NJ/CT, etc. taunt the hell out of Red Sox fans?
    ====================
    Red Sox fans have more reason to hate us then we do them after the years of humiliation we have piled on them. We don’t have to lower ourselves to their level bc of 2004.

  589. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    @Luis
    no, no, no. you shouldn’t. lol.

  590. Sigmund September 27th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Let’s go Angels!

  591. Red Robin September 27th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Really ?

    In wanting to sink the Sucks by rooting for the Rays in a meaningless game (for our Yankees) offends you ?

    Really ?

  592. yankeefeminista September 27th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    K

  593. blake September 27th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Soriano has been pretty darn good lately…..I don’t put a ton of stock in tonights outing. Whether you mean to or not the stakes of the game and the adrenaline mean something…..and that’s just not there for the Yanks tonight. This game is a glorified ST game for the Yanks.

  594. mick September 27th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    I have some choice things to say back to them
    ==============================
    Then they have won. Don’t let them beat you. Walk on by and smile.

  595. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    I would never want Upton on my team. He is so immature.

  596. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    “more a sox hater than a yankee fan”

    Yeah that’s why I got my panties in a twist and cursed Yankee players when the Yanks lost but you didn’t. Because I’m more a Sux hater than a Yankee fan.

    Oh wait – you’re the one who got his panties in a bunch and cursed yankee players when they didn’t play well and complained bitterly when they lost. Just like a true grown up.

    I’m the one who tried to talk you down from the fences and patiently explained to you that the Yankees had the right to go through slumps but that the Yankee players were tremendous and would always come through when we needed them to.

    :lol

    Some Yankee fan “mick”. I think you need to change your name to Thomas, as in doubting Thomas.

  597. blake September 27th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Mo looks ready

  598. nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    I swear to God, Adrian Gonzalez is the biggest flaming homosexual. I have excellent gaydar.

  599. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Red Sox fans have more reason to hate us then we do them after the years of humiliation we have piled on them. We don’t have to lower ourselves to their level bc of 2004.
    —-
    bah, if the Red Sox teams of the past had played better baseball, they wouldn’t have had that problem.

  600. Abomb82 September 27th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    “you know joe better win it all or the 2nd guessers will pummel his ass..”

    People will say that the Yankees are going in on a 4-game losing streak and they won’t snap out of it against a tough team like the Tigers…. and Joe should have rested more guys…

  601. Gary September 27th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Right now it would be fitting for the Sox and TB to finish tied. Man up, one game for all the marbles. Better team wins.

  602. nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    And Jones was safe at first and the umpires cheated the Orioles.

  603. Red Robin September 27th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    I swear to God, Adrian Gonzalez is the biggest flaming homosexual. I have excellent gaydar.

    —-

    To me, he always looks very weasel-ly, like PeteAbe.

  604. luis September 27th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    blake September 27th, 2011 at 9:53 pm
    Soriano just hates the Red Sox

    Robertson has been absolutely unreal this season.

    ==========
    you can bet that tomorrow every single sux blog is going to say that Soriano helped his Rays buddies

  605. mick September 27th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    antisox fan, not a yankee fan….

  606. Red Robin September 27th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    The Sucks have all the luck in the world, they don’t need our help.

  607. yankeefeminista September 27th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    luis, I don’t think Sori had many buddies on the Rays.

  608. nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Here’s the thing, if Joe doesnt win in the postseason, not a huge huge deal. Playoffs are a crapshoot. Umpires screw us, yadda yadda yadda.

    He has a chance to potentially knock the Red Sox out of the playoffs and he goes all out to win a game, he deserves the lethal injection.

  609. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    I really can’t believe that Farnsworthless is someone’s closer. I guess when there is absolutely no pressure or media following you, you aren’t a nut job.

  610. mick September 27th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    a yankee fan in boston, talk about messed up…

  611. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    He has a chance to potentially knock the Red Sox out of the playoffs and he goes all out to win a game, he deserves the lethal injection.
    —–
    really? the lethal injection, eh? for doing his job and trying to win? hmm.

  612. Bret The Hitman September 27th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    To avoid the Great Collapse, the Red Sox will have to win tonight, win tomorrow night and beat the Rays in a one game playoff with ? as their starting pitcher in that game. The Rays have been gifted a great opportunity here. I hope they take advantage of it.

  613. jacksquat September 27th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Well I guess Mo getting one batter is better than nothing…

  614. mick September 27th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    sox and their fans are filthy losers, always have been but they got lucky so bring em on in the ALCS

  615. nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Elias, Im a sick person. These are more than just games to me. They’re life…and death

  616. blake September 27th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    8-5…..Bard it baby

  617. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    8-5 Sox; 2 out RBI from Davis of Bard

  618. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Looks like someone has had a case of amnesia

    mick September 27th, 2011 at 5:04 pm
    We all hate Boston here, that is a given.
    Seeing them lose is always preeminent.

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

    mick September 27th, 2011 at 5:43 pm
    JAP
    Thanks for that explanation.
    They are indeed Wannabes.
    As are the mets.
    The rest of baseball would be as well but those 2 , being our cousins, have the inferiority complex.
    Maybe Trish is right, Crush them.

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

  619. Swishalicious33 September 27th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    mick – I try to, believe me. But sometimes they say such nasty things that I can’t help it. It’s unbelievable that being a fan of a team can inspire such hate that they feel they need to insult random strangers.

  620. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Elias, Im a sick person. These are more than just games to me. They’re life…and death

    just life!!

  621. lounge lizard September 27th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Been watching “Catching Hell”. the ESPN special on Steve Bartman. Wouldn’t you know, the filmmaker is a Boston fan and makes half the show about the Red Sox. At the end, he has himself on camera saying that the Bartman curse will go away when the Cubs win a World Series, like “my team” has done.

    In case more reasons were needed to place a priority on having the Sox disappear.

  622. luis September 27th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    yankeefeminista September 27th, 2011 at 10:00 pm
    luis, I don’t think Sori had many buddies on the Rays.

    ========

    LOL!!!!, good point!, but you can bet they are going to whine about it regardless

  623. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Let’s go O’s!!!!

  624. blake September 27th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    8-6.

  625. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    8-6; another run off Bard, RBI triple for Reimold

  626. Bryan September 27th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Soriano my new favorite Yankee

    finally someone on the team giving Girardi the middle finger and giving the game to Tampa

  627. LGY September 27th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    WTG Krazy Kyle!

  628. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Papelbon is warming up with both arms in the Pen lol/

  629. yankeefeminista September 27th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Go O’s!!!

  630. blake September 27th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Bard is putting $ in Papelbon’s bank account with every outing

  631. mick September 27th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    mick – I try to, believe me. But sometimes they say such nasty things that I can’t help it. It’s unbelievable that being a fan of a team can inspire such hate that they feel they need to insult random strangers.
    ==============
    Remember not to lower yourself. They do hate us more than we hate them. Just walk on by, it will never end. It is their nature.

  632. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Drew tried to pull a Johnny Damon out there and leap at the wall for a ball 10 feet over his head

  633. Captain Clutch September 27th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    The Orioles are making a comeback. It’s 8-6 with a runner on 3rd with 2 outs. Papelbum is warming up.

  634. mick September 27th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    as a baseball fan i want a playoff game between TB and Boston.

  635. blake September 27th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Bard is reminding me of Krazy Kyle lately.

  636. luis September 27th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    :)

  637. Red Robin September 27th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    New post

  638. EliasInNH September 27th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    ahhh, just a little too much uppercut, Andino.

  639. NYJim September 27th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    It is fun to see such excitement at the end of the season with both wild card races, but none of the four teams in question could really be described as “hot” right now. The Braves and the Red Sox might survive the race, but they both did their absolute best to give it away. The Rays and the Cards can feel good about reeling the leaders in, but neither has grabbed for the lead with any authority. All 4 of these teams will need a lot of luck in their current states to get out of the first round. In my opinion, it doesn’t really matter who wins the WC. It will be a gift to either Detroit or Texas. Yankees actually have the tougher road to travel…

  640. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    “as a baseball fan i want a playoff game between TB and Boston.”

    Well that isn’t going to happen if the Sux win and the Rays lose…

  641. Gary September 27th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    So there we have it. TB wins and the Sox at least for the moment are winning. I can imagine the attitude of the some here for tomm’s game with Price pitching. Since it’s another “meaningless game”, it doesn’t matter going into playoffs that it’s a 4 game losing streak or that the last game going into the playoff was a loss as long as it works against Boston. Luckly the players I’m sure don’t share this same attitude. They will be out there trying to win and beat a playoff caliber pitcher.

  642. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    No player is worried at this point. You’re doing all the worrying.

  643. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 27th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    And since they’ve had all season to see how they do against playoff caliber pitchers, meaningless games where they are playing to stay loose aren’t going to throw them. You’re the only one thrown at this point. I can’t believe you’d even think about these last three games since you should know their purpose! It’s not like we’re losing to a bottom -place team!


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