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ALDS Game 1: Yankees vs. Tigers

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Sep 30, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (97-65)
Derek Jeter 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

LHP CC Sabathia (19-8, 3.00)
Sabathia vs. Tigers

TIGERS (95-67)
Austin Jackson CF
Magglio Ordonez RF
Delmon Young LF
Miguel Cabrera 1B
Victor Martinez DH
Alex Avila C
Ryan Raburn 2B
Jhonny Peralta SS
Brandon Inge 3B

RHP Justin Verlander
Verlander vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 8:37., TBS

WEATHER: Feels perfect outside. Very slight breeze. Not hot or cold. Just a gorgeous night.

UMPIRES: HP Tony Randazzo, 1B Eric Cooper, 2B Gerry Davis, 3B Dan Iassogna, LF Ted Barrett, RF Bill Welke

CLOSER AT THE BEGINNING: Mariano Rivera threw out the ceremonial first pitch, and he threw it to Jorge Posada. Pretty cool.

BEEN THERE, DONE THAT: CC Sabathia is making his eighth career Game 1 start, including all round. He ties Whitey Ford and Roger Clemens for the second-most Game 1 starts all time behind Greg Maddux (11). His five career Game 1 wins are tied with John Smoltz and Red Ruffing for the most in postseason history. Since joining the Yankees in 2009, Sabathia has started Game 1 in each of the club’s five postseason series, going 3-1 with a 3.41 ERA (31.2IP, 12ER). The five straight Game 1 starts is the longest such streak in club history.

WINNING: The Yankees have swept each of their past two ALDS matchups, both against Minnesota. Their current six-game winning streak in ALDS games is tied for the longest all time.

ONE AWAY: With one hit, Posada will pass Kenny Lofton for the fourth-most postseason hits all time. Posada currently has 97. Derek Jeter is the all-time leader with 185… Jeter needs two homers to tie Bernie Williams for the second-most postseason home runs all-time with 22.

Update, 8:46: Sabathia was dominant in the first expect for that one pitch to Young. Of course, that was a big one, a solo homer to put the Tigers up 1-0.

Update, 8:56: Brian Heyman to continue the in-game blogging. It’s 1-1 on A-Rod’s RBI bouncer. And it’s raining.

Update, 9:08: Rain delay. The home plate area was becoming a muddy mess.

Update, 9:15:  Bad news if you’re a player assigned to Triple-A by the Yankees next season. You’re living out of a suitcase. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees will have six home venues because of reconstruction at PNC Field – Rochester, Syracuse, Batavia, Buffalo, Allentown and the Red Sox’s Triple-A home in Pawtucket.

Update, 9:37: The tarp is coming off. There’s more rain in the forecast into tomorrow night.  

Update, 9:49: Tarp is back on. It’s raining hard.

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466 Responses to “ALDS Game 1: Yankees vs. Tigers”

  1. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Let’s go Yankees!!!!

  2. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    No long faces or negative posts about the Yanks. Keep the faith no matter what. (Think Rays in the 8th inning of the last game of the regular season.)

    People noticed the difference in the body language of the Sux and the Orioles. We have to look like the Orioles! Well, you know what I mean.

    GO YANKS!!!

  3. blake September 30th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Go Yankees! Go time

  4. EliasInNH September 30th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    As the black and white flag down hanging on the stands between third and home says…
    GO YANKEES!

  5. EliasInNH September 30th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    We have to look like the Orioles! Well, you know what I mean.

    lol

  6. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    I hope the suits are loud at the stadium tonight

  7. Salliedogs7 September 30th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Go CC. Go Yanks.

  8. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 30th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Here we go!

  9. luis September 30th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    GO YANKEESS!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Yankee Trader September 30th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Feeling good about the Yankees chances tonight, especially after hearing the Rays scored 9 runs against the Rangers pitching.

    Verlander can be beat and SuperNova can duplicate what Moore just did to the Rangers.

    Garcia is something like 18-6 against the Tigers and knows their hitters inside and out.

    Positive vibes everyone!

  11. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Kenny Rogers karma, coming right up!

  12. EliasInNH September 30th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Yeah CC!

  13. blake September 30th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Good start there….right on by AJax

  14. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 30th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Austin Jackson struck out. What a shock. That never happens. :P

  15. luis September 30th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Clutch,

    They are loud tonight!!! K!!!

  16. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    I should of bought some captain crunch for good luck

  17. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Remember, this is CC back on regular rest.

  18. JobaTipsHisCap September 30th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Nervous time

  19. PittsburghYankeeFan September 30th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    As the Yankees are about to start their postseason, two thought about their long term nemeses:

    (1) The Sox are about to become the Mets, if they aren’t already. Bobby Valentine (their likely next manager) will only make a very bad clubhouse worse. Like the Mets, you just can’t compete with the Yankees year to year and survive…

    (2) Note to Theo: Reagins is out after the assumption of the abomination to baseball that is Vernon Wells contract. Looks like you have two of them in Lackey and potentially Crawford. Chicago is a great food town, with some of the best pizza around. Good luck.

  20. blake September 30th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Magglio has no bat speed….don’t help him out CC

  21. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 30th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    I’m surprised Ordonez is still with DET.

  22. Salliedogs7 September 30th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    CC dealing.

  23. blake September 30th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    There was a period before the whole 6 man rotation stuff….where CC was just as dominant as Verlander was this year.

  24. P September 30th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    That’s right SIT DOOOWWWWWN! GO CC !!!

  25. luis September 30th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    2 k’s!

  26. EliasInNH September 30th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    god damn it

  27. blake September 30th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Crap!

  28. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Damn…

  29. hairy lucchino September 30th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    an early deficit isnt good

  30. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 30th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    “(2) Note to Theo: Reagins is out after the assumption of the abomination to baseball that is Vernon Wells contract. Looks like you have two of them in Lackey and potentially Crawford. Chicago is a great food town, with some of the best pizza around. Good luck.”

    I’m actually expecting Crawford to rebound next year. I think he had first year jitters this year and will find his footing next season. He will never be worthy of that contract, but he won’t be the bum he was this season.

  31. Yankee Trader September 30th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Pittsburgh-

    I heard Valentine interviewed this morning. He himself said he wouldn’t be a good fit for that clubhouse.

    Crap!

  32. Benny Blanco September 30th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    come on!!!!!!

  33. luis September 30th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    We’ll get that back on the bottom of the inning

  34. P September 30th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    I coulda caught that !!!!!

    I hear crickets already !! LOL

    No worries, we will get that back !! We are going to destroy Verlander tonight !!

  35. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 30th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Apparently, all Delmon Young needed was to get out of MIN to be good.

  36. LockDown September 30th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    wow. that looked like it wasn’t a bad pitch.

    CC looks on though. He’ll shut it down. Our offense will get that run back plus more

  37. EliasInNH September 30th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    all right, come on. let’s get that run back.

  38. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 30th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Man, that was a cheapie!!!

  39. P September 30th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Seriously, do you think Gardner would have brought that HR back ?

  40. blake September 30th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    good CU there to get the roll over…..CC looked good that inning despite the YS homer. Need to get on Verlander early

  41. LockDown September 30th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    I think Crawford will bounce back too next year, But I wonder if he’s happy there in Beantown

  42. hairy lucchino September 30th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    hopefully, this early run will impress upon the Yankees to get runs, work ABs like we did in the last 3 games against the Rays

  43. Joe from Long Island September 30th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    PittsburghYankeeFan – :)

    Wouldn’t it be ironic if both Tito and Theo wound up in Chicago, on opposite sides of town?

  44. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    That really stinks after CC looked so good against the 1st 2 batters. But that pitch got too much of the plate.

  45. UnKnown September 30th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Alright, battle back. Cmon

  46. JobaTipsHisCap September 30th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    That’s one of reasons I am not optimistic.
    Cc’s last few starts were not clean, got too many bad counts also.

  47. luis September 30th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    laura,

    that was a ys special

  48. hairy lucchino September 30th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    … instead of going into offensive shutdown mode like we do sometimes in the playoffs

  49. P September 30th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    I don’t think we will ever see Tex bat 3rd again..

    Seriously, the goal was to have the batting order optimal, and they finally figured it out that it makes sense to give Robbie the 3 spot and Tex the 5 spot.

    Man is Girardi a genius or what ?

  50. igotid88 September 30th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    darn and it was starting off great

  51. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    The Yanks have to be very patient early. He is known to really struggle and run up his pitch count in the 1st inning.

  52. Yankee Trader September 30th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Actually Luchchino, the splits on verlander show that he’s hit with the count 0-0 and 0-1. 7 of his 21 homers were given up on 1st pitch counts.

  53. hairy lucchino September 30th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    not a strike

  54. syd_cash September 30th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    wow I hope CC gets that same strike call

  55. P September 30th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    People it was 1 run.. we are going to smash Verlander tonight watch !!!

    This is our town, our game and our team.

  56. blake September 30th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Verlander starts at 93 or so……then by the 6th he’s touching 100. Gotta get him early

  57. JobaTipsHisCap September 30th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Offense needs to overcome the inconsistency.

  58. hairy lucchino September 30th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    trader, still gotta work count in an attempt to get him out of the game earlyier than usual

  59. EliasInNH September 30th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Yeah Jetes!

  60. blake September 30th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Great AB :) get on any way you can

  61. Yankee Trader September 30th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Now use your speed and steal.

  62. Salliedogs7 September 30th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    We’ll take it.

  63. syd_cash September 30th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    nice hustle Jeter!!! :)

  64. Chris W September 30th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    You’ve got to take advantage of that kind of break. Let’s tie it up.

  65. luis September 30th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    YES!!!!

  66. P September 30th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    there you go Jeter.. always hustling !@ But what were you swinging at :)

    just as good as a base hit if you as me ..

  67. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 30th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Good call by the ump.

  68. blake September 30th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Come on Grandy…turn one around

  69. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Nice

  70. UnKnown September 30th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Anyway to get on. I will take it.

  71. LockDown September 30th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    C’mon Grandyman!!!

  72. igotid88 September 30th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    i get the bad feeling verlander is gonna strikeout 12 or more

  73. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Be patient, make him throw strikes

  74. luis September 30th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    He is rattled

  75. Yankee Trader September 30th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Verlander has pitched 120 pitches twice in the last month.

  76. P September 30th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Curtis Granderson is locked in.. I talked to his baseball bat tonight and it was nervous.

    WHAT KINDA STRIKE WAS THAT ????!!

  77. hairy lucchino September 30th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    not a strike

  78. LockDown September 30th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    How is that a strike!?

  79. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 30th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    I see rain.

  80. EliasInNH September 30th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Grandy Man!

  81. Salliedogs7 September 30th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Yes.

  82. hairy lucchino September 30th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    yeah, so get him to 120 by the end of the 6th inning. attempt to..

  83. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Let’s go Cano!!!

  84. luis September 30th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    YES!!!!!

  85. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 30th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Come on, Robbie! Wait for your pitch.

  86. hardwired7 September 30th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    bunt!

    j/k

  87. blake September 30th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Great start guys. Lets go Cano!

  88. P September 30th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    That pitch he called strike 1 was so far out of the zone it was ridiculous, it wasn’t even close.

  89. Yankee Trader September 30th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Double steal!

  90. EliasInNH September 30th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Come on Robbie!

  91. EliasInNH September 30th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    what a terrible call.

  92. hairy lucchino September 30th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    not a strike

  93. Chris W September 30th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    That’s not a strike.

  94. LockDown September 30th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Wide strike zone for Verlander

  95. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    That’s not a strike

  96. syd_cash September 30th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    i am not loving these calls pitch traxs shows all of these as balls and I love how the announcers say nothing

  97. P September 30th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Robbie Cano is locked in.. I talked to his baseball bat tonight and it was shaking from fear !

  98. luis September 30th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    He lost the stirke zone, i hope the ump doesn’t help him out, wow exact same ptich and is a strike?

  99. EliasInNH September 30th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    i’ll take it.

  100. blake September 30th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Cabrera can mash….but Tex he is not at 1B

  101. hairy lucchino September 30th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    if Verl is gonna get those calls, it may be a long night

  102. Chris W September 30th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Suboptimal.

    A-Rod carried them in ’09. If he does it again I will sing his praises when he’s 40.

  103. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Arod has to get a run in here with Tex on deck

  104. syd_cash September 30th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    another break….omg we have to score a run here i don’t care if its on an out

  105. blake September 30th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    just get that run back at least. Come on Alex.

  106. luis September 30th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    I love Miggy!! sure doubleplay turned in to moving the riunners

  107. UnKnown September 30th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Just put it in play, infield is back.

  108. P September 30th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    i am not loving these calls pitch traxs shows all of these as balls and I love how the announcers say nothing

    —————————-

    These announcers are the absolute worst . boring monotone .. bland personalities that read from script.

  109. syd_cash September 30th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    alright its 0-0 again :)

  110. Chris W September 30th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Okay. I’ll take it.

  111. LockDown September 30th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    At least we tied it up. Now we need a hit to score the Grandyman

  112. hardwired7 September 30th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    one gift run deserves another.

  113. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    :)

    Welcome to the AL East, Justin Verlander.

  114. Salliedogs7 September 30th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    All even. Heads up Jeter.

  115. Wang IS Taiwan September 30th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    What the heck is Arod doing batting 4th? Is Girardi living in the past?

  116. EliasInNH September 30th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    These announcers are the absolute worst . boring monotone .. bland personalities that read from script.

    that’s the worst part about the postseason…announcers who haven’t followed the team all year.

  117. Joe from Long Island September 30th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    not getting a hit and tying the score.

    not bad.

  118. Chris W September 30th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Now a two-out hit for the lead. Come on Tex.

  119. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 30th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    So far, DET’s defense is playing scared.

  120. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Jeter’s hustle gets them a run

  121. luis September 30th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Thank you, he had a play at home ‘but chosed the sure out

  122. BD (Boston Dave) September 30th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Verlander getting call off the plate. CC did not.

  123. EliasInNH September 30th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    What the heck is Arod doing batting 4th? Is Girardi living in the past?


    I would say he’s there to protect cano.

  124. blake September 30th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    got the run back…..that was the minimum. Good job by jeter reading that ground ball….he knew it was a chopper.

    Cheat on a fastball here Tex

  125. DocTodd September 30th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Bunt down 3rd

  126. P September 30th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Okay we got the run back…

    but this UMP is gonna really get on my nerves tonight !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  127. Yankee Trader September 30th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Tex homered off verlander opening day. stop swinging at that CU!

  128. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Verlander is testing the ump now to see him how far off the corner he will give him to lefties

  129. blake September 30th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    The Tigers aren’t a great defensive team. Put the ball in play and make them make plays

    Verlander is gettin loose now. 98

  130. EliasInNH September 30th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    what’s toe forecast this weekend? Rainy? jesus.

  131. DocTodd September 30th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    The only good thing about these announces is that they are not the FOX or ESPN crew..

  132. EliasInNH September 30th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    work that pitch count!

  133. Nick in SF September 30th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Did Ron Gardenhire give these guys a pep talk before the game?

  134. EliasInNH September 30th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    wow its really raining

  135. Benny Blanco September 30th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    STUPID RAIN!!!!!! UNREAL!!

  136. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 30th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Man, God sure has been doing a lot of crying this season. This is like the 100th game where we’ve had rain.

  137. hairy lucchino September 30th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    4 Cheap strikes thus far. how can we compete against a 24 game winner when is strike zone reaches from batter’s box to batter’s box????? CC wont get more than one cheap call all night

  138. EliasInNH September 30th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Yeah Teix!!

  139. Chris W September 30th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Great AB by Tex. Really impressive.

    COME ON SWISH!

  140. LockDown September 30th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    c’mon. Let’s get that hit.

  141. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    If Verlander pitched in the AL East, no way would he have the record he does.

    That’s why there is nothing to fear. And we are building his count up.

    CC in his division would have 162 wins, dammit!

  142. blake September 30th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Great first inning for the Yanks even if they don’t score again….theyve made him work

  143. LockDown September 30th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Rain… go away!!!!

  144. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    I would love to get more than 1 run out of this. Verlander always struggles early and you have to take advantage of this. But with Swish up I doubt it.

  145. EliasInNH September 30th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Man, God sure has been doing a lot of crying this season. This is like the 100th game where we’ve had rain.
    —–
    God made the Red Sox lose…you didn’t hear? That and the schedule…too many ESPN games lol

  146. hairy lucchino September 30th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    intermittent only indicates frequency, not intensity of rain. what an idiot verducci is.

  147. Chris W September 30th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Well, they’ve made him work. But they need results.

  148. EliasInNH September 30th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    25 pitches in the 1st.

  149. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 30th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Swisher didn’t get the memo about running up Verlander’s pitch count.

  150. Red Robin September 30th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Rain delay again in NY.

    WHAT A SURPRISE.

  151. P September 30th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Just think..

    Somewhere in New England there is a man named Terry Francona that is watching baseball on TV without a job.

    ====>>>>

    and if I was able to call Nick Swisher right now I would yell at him for swinging at the first pitch.

    FPO = first pitch out, new stat I am creating.

  152. Wang IS Taiwan September 30th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Announcers are boring, but so far they don’t seem to be anti-Yankee.

  153. syd_cash September 30th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    I really wish Swisher hadnt swung at first pitch Verlander was not throwing strikes, shoulda took a few…anyways we got the run back so i’m not too mad…

  154. Red Robin September 30th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    I think I said

    There Will Be Water.

  155. luis September 30th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    25 pitches…not bad….swish please he has lost the strike zone, be patient let him throw strikes before you swing

  156. Yankee Trader September 30th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Trisha-

    Positive vibes. Yes I like it. :)

  157. Red Robin September 30th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Remember all that Water in 2006.

  158. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 30th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    “God made the Red Sox lose…you didn’t hear? That and the schedule…too many ESPN games lol”

    I did hear that. And also that the Force wasn’t with BOS this year. :P

  159. Bret The Hitman September 30th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Swisher sucks in the playoffs, as usual. G. Love has mentioned that before and he’s right.

  160. LockDown September 30th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Teix had a good swing. too bad it went foul. He needs to have a big game.

  161. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Swisher has to be kidding me. Verlander is struggling to throw strikes and you swing at the 1st pitch??? That was so stupid to let him off the hook that easy.

  162. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    The Yankees are a stronger offensive team than the Tigers. The Yankees are better overall team than the Tigers. And I will repeat (ad nauseum before it’s over I’m sure), Yankees play in a tougher division.

    Verlander is nothing but an overrated wuss.

    ;)

  163. Red Robin September 30th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Just a ridiculous big strike zone for Verlander.

  164. JobaTipsHisCap September 30th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    3 Walks, one miss dp, yanks score one run.
    Anyway cc is given another opportunity.

  165. DocTodd September 30th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    The next big hit Swisher gets in the playoffs……will be his 1st….

  166. LockDown September 30th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Swish swinging at the 1st pitch was not good. :(

  167. P September 30th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Laura – I Bleed Blue September 30th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Swisher didn’t get the memo about running up Verlander’s pitch count.

    Laura, I will pull all my hair out if that happens again no matter who it is.

  168. EliasInNH September 30th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Note to Swish:
    Next time don’t be doing that crap. Come on.

  169. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Trader – it works all the time!

    :)

    Keep it going!

  170. Wang IS Taiwan September 30th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    EliasInNH September 30th, 2011 at 8:55 pm
    What the heck is Arod doing batting 4th? Is Girardi living in the past?


    I would say he’s there to protect cano.
    ~~~~~~

    Again, protection comes when there’s fear. Arod’s hitting .212 since being back. Tight spot with Cano up, they’ll walk him. No one fears Arod right now.

  171. P September 30th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    oh wow. look at that rain.. you have to be she-ittt-ing me !

  172. EliasInNH September 30th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Verlander is nothing but an overrated wuss.
    —–
    Feisty!!:)

  173. hairy lucchino September 30th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    a wuss, trisha, with a strike zone the size of 60 foot yacht

  174. Wang IS Taiwan September 30th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Love Tex’s glove.

  175. Red Robin September 30th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Re: There Will Be Water

    Is this a biblical intervention of some kind ?

  176. syd_cash September 30th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    what would we do without Tex at 1B!!!! Thank you Texeria

  177. UnKnown September 30th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Rain delay favors the Yanks no? Both pitchers can’t continue our pen is better.

  178. CB September 30th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    They leveled the game – but the offense really needed to do more with that opportunity.

    Verlander wasn’t throwing the ball that well – his command was off and he was still getting loose.

    Swisher’s at bat was disappointing. He was just sitting and guessing on that first pitch.

    Great play by Tex. Huge difference from Miggy at first.

  179. Bret The Hitman September 30th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    And Arod makes 30 million dollars.

  180. JobaTipsHisCap September 30th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    NYC weather stinks the whole year, they might get rain delay.

  181. luis September 30th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    WOW!!, Alex taking lessons from Nunez on throwing

  182. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Note to Yankee fans – it’s a little early to be getting down on Yankee players – 1st inning of 1st game of the postseason? Come on now, give it a rest! You sound like disgruntled Sux fans!!!

  183. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Hopefully the rain lets up very quickly

  184. EliasInNH September 30th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Again, protection comes when there’s fear. Arod’s hitting .212 since being back. Tight spot with Cano up, they’ll walk him. No one fears Arod right now.
    ——
    I’m having a hard time walking anyone to face A-Rod…even if he’s hitting .212 since coming back…i don’t know…

  185. P September 30th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Don’t doubt arod, he is going to make magic happen this post season.. oh did I tell you..

    Arod is locked in.. i talked to his baseball bat today and it was crying for it’s mommy afraid of getting smashed by a 420FT flying baseball !

  186. DocTodd September 30th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    You guys and girls make a great point..the AL East is way stronger than the AL Central….no way Verlander wins 25 in our division…

  187. blake September 30th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Lets give Swish at least 2 ABs before jumping on him…..Verlander is kinda good

    Great play TEx

    The Yankees should have more experience playing in the rain at least

  188. Wang IS Taiwan September 30th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Captain Clutch September 30th, 2011 at 9:00 pm
    Swisher has to be kidding me. Verlander is struggling to throw strikes and you swing at the 1st pitch??? That was so stupid to let him off the hook that easy.
    ~~~~~~~

    No one has ever accused Swish of being brainy.

  189. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    “a wuss, trisha, with a strike zone the size of 60 foot yacht”

    :)

    but you know what’s happening with yacht-like things these days. Accidents and hopitalizations!

  190. syd_cash September 30th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    is this really a “passing” shower it is pouring out there

  191. luis September 30th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Is this a biblical intervention of some kind ?

    =========

    That part is over with, the sux are out!!

  192. Yankee Trader September 30th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Avila looks like Youkilis

  193. Wang IS Taiwan September 30th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    EliasinNH — let’s hope you’re right.

  194. EliasInNH September 30th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Wow. That rain reminds me of 2002 when Giambi hit the Grand Slam vs. Minnesota to win the game 13-12 in the 14th.

  195. CB September 30th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    The rain is really going to complicate this issue as both pitchers have already loosened up and thrown. Stopping the game becomes very complicated.

  196. blake September 30th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    CC looks really good so far…..one semi mistake to Young so far. Rain is not cool……if they had a long delay I’m not sure who that benefits

  197. EliasInNH September 30th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    EliasinNH — let’s hope you’re right.
    —-
    I certainly hope so…but i don’t know…

  198. P September 30th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    CB:

    Swisher is often disappointing. He has great energy and brings fun to the team.. but his mediocre defense and offense.. sigh, I don’t have high expectations for him like some.. but there is no excuse to swing at the first pitch other than being anxious.

  199. EliasInNH September 30th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    what the H was wrong with that pitch.

  200. UnKnown September 30th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Gerry Davis will make the Tigers pitch in this as well to make it fair. Delay coming the top of the 3rd

  201. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    where was THAT pitch????

  202. Wang IS Taiwan September 30th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    This is a mess. The pic is blurry with rain. That’s pouring down.

  203. JobaTipsHisCap September 30th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Lol, NYC weather does stink

  204. LockDown September 30th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Hopefully this rain is passing FAST.

    How is that not a strike when Verlander is getting it wider than that?!

  205. RadioKev September 30th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    I wonder who has the advantage if the game is stopped.

  206. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    They said on the news earlier that there will be rain storm but it shouldn’t last long

  207. hairy lucchino September 30th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    1-1 pitch WAS A STRIKE!

  208. luis September 30th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Different strike zones so far

  209. EliasInNH September 30th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Go CC. Please no rain delay!

  210. Salliedogs7 September 30th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    CC in the rain.

  211. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 30th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    With all of this rain this season, I’m beginning to think that God is a football fan. :P

  212. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Good thing CC has a lot of bullets in that gun. Strike 4!

    :evil:

  213. Red Robin September 30th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    our pen is better.

    —–

    Valverde == Mo
    Benoit == Robertson
    Alberqurque > Soriano

  214. Yankee Trader September 30th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Goodbye Rayburn. Stop raining!!!

  215. blake September 30th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Great job….get CC off there and in the dry.

  216. Bret The Hitman September 30th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    This rain means has Girardi wishing he had taken Noesi over Ayala.

  217. CB September 30th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    CC certainly brought his A fastball tonight. This is the way he looked when he was at his best this summer.

    Great fastball life and command to both sides of the plate. Sharp tilt on his slider.

  218. MoRings42 September 30th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    It’s supposed to rain tomorrow too.. there are no windows.. the map is green

  219. JobaTipsHisCap September 30th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Nice clean inning.
    If he’s interrupted by weather, that would suck.

  220. Wang IS Taiwan September 30th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Swisher in the post-season for the Yanks has practically been a no-show. I’m not expecting much. I hate getting disappointed.

  221. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    I’d say advantage Yanks because the Yanks have a pen as deep as the Atlantic Ocean.

  222. Red Robin September 30th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    They said on the news earlier that there will be rain storm but it shouldn’t last long

    —-

    You know what they say about Expectation and Reality in baseball.

  223. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 30th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Do the Yankees pick up Swisher’s option at the end of the season? I’m thinking they do, unless they want to go with Dickerson.

  224. Yogi Mantle September 30th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    CC is getting squeezed on pitches that Verlander was getting called strikes. If the umpire is going to give outside strikes, it should be for both pitchers, not just one.

  225. luis September 30th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    It certainly is pooring in YS, let’s hope it goes fast, i don’t want a rain delay and lose CC because of that

  226. P September 30th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Oh just stop it with trying to say Verlander isn’t as good as people think. He is arguably one of the best in the game.. seriously, stop the nonsense.

    Even so, last time we faced KIng Felix we handled our business and we will handle Verlander tonight.. I have no doubt..

    I would kill to have Verlander on our staff !

  227. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Who’s behind the plate tonight?

    WTF with these retreaded umpires! It makes me puke.

  228. Red Robin September 30th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Weather-wise, looks like this will be a repeat of 2006.

    No ?

  229. EliasInNH September 30th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Damn it all.

  230. Tyler September 30th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    CC handled that rain beautifully. He really looks sharp. Short homerun by Young but other than that not many good swings by the Tigers.

  231. P September 30th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    CB September 30th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    CC certainly brought his A fastball tonight. This is the way he looked when he was at his best this summer.

    Great fastball life and command to both sides of the plate. Sharp tilt on his slider.

    Yeah man, I think it really helped they let him rest a bit throwing the simulating game..

  232. blake September 30th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    This stinks…..

  233. luis September 30th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    DAMN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  234. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Tarp? Oh crap. Hopefully it doesn’t last long. CC was really sharp so far.

  235. JobaTipsHisCap September 30th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Lol, rain delay
    NYC weather sucks.

  236. EliasInNH September 30th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Damn, damn, damn.

  237. Tyler September 30th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Anybody know who the Tigers would go to for some length in the ‘pen? I’m guessing if CC gets knocked out due to rain, the Yanks go to Hughes or AJ.

  238. Yogi Mantle September 30th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Great. Rain delay.

  239. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    “You know what they say about Expectation and Reality in baseball”

    Yes, and you would know since your lovechild team is riding Duckboats right now as opposed to running the bases!

    Expectation———————————————REALITY!!!!!

    :)

  240. EliasInNH September 30th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    I can see it now. AJ comes in and pitches 6 innings of 1 hit ball.

  241. P September 30th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Oh F that .. you need to let Verlander pitch 2 innings if you are going to pitch CC 2 …

    this is the postseason for crying out load. UGHHHHHGHHGHGHGH ! They are cheating already !

  242. hairy lucchino September 30th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    And they’re not making Verl pitch in it. CC may be hurt

  243. Yogi Mantle September 30th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Let’s hope it’s not long.

  244. LockDown September 30th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Hopefully CC comes back the same & Verlander starts over like he was before… shaky

  245. luis September 30th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2011 at 9:08 pm
    Who’s behind the plate tonight?

    WTF with these retreaded umpires! It makes me puke.

    ========
    Frank Drevin or Mr Magoo??

  246. DocTodd September 30th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Good think Selig made our game the late game, idiot……

  247. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Damn…I really hope that doesn’t hurt CC, his command looked really good.

  248. Bret The Hitman September 30th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    P,

    That’s one extra inning Detroit’s bullpen has to throw.

  249. MoRings42 September 30th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    oh wait.. there’s a window at 2am.

  250. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    “Oh just stop it with trying to say Verlander isn’t as good as people think. He is arguably one of the best in the game.. seriously, stop the nonsense.”

    Yeah – for the AL Central.

    Like you almost know how he would pitch if he was in the AL East.

    :roll:

  251. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 30th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    “I can see it now. AJ comes in and pitches 6 innings of 1 hit ball.”

    With AJ, you never know. It could be 1 inning of 6 hit ball.

  252. P September 30th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Anyone watch the Rays game today ? I caught some highlights but it looked like they were on fire.

  253. Red Robin September 30th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    More bad news:

    According to weather.com,

    water is also in the forecast for Game 2, Game 3, Game 4 (if necessary), and Game 5 (if necessary).

  254. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Look, take the good out of this that you can and wait to see what happens. CC is pitching great. You should feel great about that as we go forward. If he doesn’t get to come back out our pen is much deeper than theirs.

    Adjust if you have to.

  255. LockDown September 30th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Midnight is not so bad… Hopefully this will end quickly and they’ll have 2.5hrs+ of clear sky.

  256. Tyler September 30th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Verlander is one of the best pitchers in baseball easily. The thing that the Yanks do so well against him for the most part is getting his pitch count up. He’s actually not a horrible matchup for the Yanks since they are so patient. But he is an ace for any team including if he pitched in the AL East. He’s a stud with the best stuff in baseball.

  257. P September 30th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Did nobody see the rain coming or what ?

    How stupid is this.. 1.5 innings .. nice call to start the game.

  258. Red Robin September 30th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    FYI –

    RE: bullpens

    Sorry to rain on your parade, but Tigres bullpen has a lower ERA than the Yankee bullpen.

  259. JobaTipsHisCap September 30th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    I think this game is ruined.
    The winning team will be just lucky

  260. luis September 30th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    You are right, but i would love to see CC outpitch Verlander and stick it to ESPN

  261. LockDown September 30th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    He’s actually not a horrible matchup for the Yanks since they are so patient

    Except Swisher :(

  262. Nilsson September 30th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Hopefully, the delay isn’t too long. If CC continues though, it effectively reboots him. Effin weather.

  263. Tyler September 30th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    JobaTipsHisCap September 30th, 2011 at 9:15 pm
    I think this game is ruined.
    The winning team will be just lucky
    ———————————-

    I have a feeling you might be right. It’s a shame because CC vs. Verlander is baseball at its finest.

  264. CB September 30th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    I think both pitchers will return – but if they can’t it will likely be Brad Penny vs. Hughes or AJ.

  265. Yankee Trader September 30th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    weather for detroit-

    http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/USMI0229

  266. P September 30th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    and somewhere Terry Francona is pondering.

  267. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Not that this means anything…But Francesa said yesterday that someone in the organization said that Girardi won’t be afraid to give Jones a start in RF if Swisher continues to struggle in the post season. They said he get’s way too amped up and can’t control his emotions during these big at bats.

  268. UnKnown September 30th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    I don’t understand how this effects CC more than Verlander. I would think it sucks more for Detroit they don’t want to lose Verlander and have to go to Penny

  269. Tyler September 30th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Lockdown-

    I almost threw the remote when Swish did that. It looked like a decent pitch to hit but they already had him at 24 pitches. Getting to Verlander early is absolutely huge. When he settles in, it’s almost impossible.

  270. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Tyler, I don’t take things on someone’s sayso. Cliff Lee was also one of the best pitchers in the game but some of us weren’t unhappy when he didn’t come here since he sucked against the AL East – OUR MAIN COMPETITOR, RIGHT?

    Now if you look at Verlander’s stats and tell me that he is stunning against the AL East, that’s another thing. But I don’t get stars in my eyes behind stats coming from a weaker division. Come to think of it Lee came from the AL Central, too.

  271. Frozen Rope September 30th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    was the crowd really chanting dui at cabrera when he batted in the first? Lol

  272. Tyler September 30th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    trisha-

    I respect your opinion. I just think he’s a good matchup for the Yanks and Sox since they simply get his pitch count up. That’s not a knock on him. He no-hit the Blue Jays this year who were .500 in the East. Maybe he doesn’t pitch to a 2.40 ERA in the East but he puts up Sabathia numbers at worse. Just my opinion though.

  273. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    “You are right, but i would love to see CC outpitch Verlander and stick it to ESPN”

    Luis, absolutely and unequivocally. And hopefully that will be the case.

    I’m just trying to tell people not to flip out in despair if it doesn’t happen that way because advantage is still with the Yanks because we have a better pen.

    But I too want to CC stick it to Verlander.

  274. syd_cash September 30th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    rain delay!!!!! ridiculous :(

  275. Red Robin September 30th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Water helping out the Tigres again, just like 2006.

    The Tigres defense looked a little jittery tonight. I think this break will help them big time, unfortunately.

  276. Tyler September 30th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Frozen Rope-

    Yeah lol. You could hear a chant going on pretty loudly on T.V. but couldn’t tell it was DUI until I read that. Maybe the suits in the Legends seats go home and the bleacher guys come sit behind the plate? :)

  277. luis September 30th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Tyler,

    i would love to have Verlander on our team, he is one hell of a pitcher, but so is CC

  278. Yankee Trader September 30th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Speed kills!! Yankees speed will prevail! Tigers with the least number SB’s in the majors.

  279. Frozen Rope September 30th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Lol at the dui chants at miggy, and some thought the new stadium wouldn’t be the same

  280. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Tyler, and I respect your opinion also. And you may be exactly right.

    I guess I automatically afford more respect to anything coming out of the AL East just because it is such a tough division. But at the same time, I feel that puts us in a better position because maybe we’ve had to play tougher for our wins and so we are a few notches up because of it.

  281. Triple Short of a Cycle September 30th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    i would love to have Verlander on our team, he is one hell of a pitcher, but so is CC

    ———————————————–

    So do the Mets. They were all set to take him if the Tigers didn’t

  282. Tyler September 30th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    luis-

    I’m not complaining at all about CC haha. It’s amazing how underrated he seems to be. The guy has had 3 19 win seasons in a row. But all ESPN and TBS and Fox seem to do is complain about him. It’s unbelievable.

  283. luis September 30th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Just curious, how soon can CC pitch again if he can’t return?? two days or three days?

  284. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    This stinks….Since CC is going to be throwing inside he might only be able to give them 80-100 pitches instead of his usual 120. It will add on to his pitch count some what. AJ might become a big factor tonight..Ouch.

  285. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Poor Yankfem, J Al, LGY, Bronx Jeers, and anyone else of us at the game tonight. I would hate to be out in that rain. Then your seat is soaked when you get back to it. Yuk.

  286. Frozen Rope September 30th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    rain screwed the yankees in the 2004 playoffs too

  287. mjf5012 September 30th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    I have a question. I have tickets to tomorrow night’s game. What happens if this game gets postponed?

  288. Tyler September 30th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    trisha-

    I agree that the East helps the Yanks (and Rays) in the playoffs. They play a lot of tough games in big atmospheres throughout the year. Plus, they usually stay sharp through September since the races are so close. A lot of guys can’t pitch in the East but I don’t think Verlander would have that problem. He’s tough.

  289. Nick in SF September 30th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    There’s a theory that CC lost is mojo when he had is no-hitter going and and came back after the two rain delays.

    He will come back from this rain delay with full mojo restoration. It’s all come full circle.

    Meanwhile, Art Howe is livid over his portrayal in ‘Moneyball’:

    “They couldn’t have demeaned me more,” Howe told The Chronicle by phone Tuesday. “It’s disgusting. I’m hurt by it. My reputation is altered by it. People who don’t know me are going to think that’s the real Art Howe.”

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/.....1LADIJ.DTL

  290. JobaTipsHisCap September 30th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    the problem is, if the window only has 1.5 hrs; then what?
    resume again at 1am?

  291. UnKnown September 30th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    DJ said Torrasco should’ve jumped. lol

  292. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Crap…

    Buster_ESPN
    Forecast is terrible, by the way: thunderstorms expected in the 10 o’clock hour and 11 o’clock hour, and rain expected well past midnight.

  293. luis September 30th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Tyler,

    HAHA!!, very very true

  294. randy l. September 30th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    cb-

    i can see in a regular season game being careful with a guy like CC in a rain delay, but all he has to do is warm back up after only throwing two innings.

    i don’t really see the big problem in warming back up after throwing so few pitches.

    it just doesn’t happen too often so it’s uncharted territory. so i see the problem with that, but still, what goes bad on a pitcher when they have to warm up twice ? could see taking CC out of he had gone 4-5 innings , but two just doesn’t seem like enough to wear him out him that much.

  295. Tyler September 30th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    I’m guessing this forecast isn’t something…. why make this the late game? I know the Yanks are ratings gold but this is ridiculous. You just wasted Sabathia and Verlander. If Selig did this, it just confirms that he’s a moron.

  296. Purenyyankee September 30th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    F the rotten garbage Mets for not allowing Scranton to play in Newark.

  297. Chris W September 30th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    “ColinCurtis425 “@jimrome: These dude’s are overmatched against Papelbon. This freak is DEALING.” … Sure Jim”

    Somebody probably already mentioned this, but I *like* Colin Curtis.

  298. UnKnown September 30th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    If they kill off the game for the entire night, is it suspended or played completely over.

  299. EliasInNH September 30th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Sorry to rain on your parade, but Tigres bullpen has a lower ERA than the Yankee bullpen.
    —–
    I don’t believe that this is accurate. Post a link, please.

  300. m September 30th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Too bad this rain came. Verlander got worked in the first inning.

    Nice to see Ripken praise Jeter.

  301. luis September 30th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Tyler September 30th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    He is a moron and a yankee hater as well

  302. Tyler September 30th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    isn’t something new *

  303. Bx is Burning September 30th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Ruby -
    just f*ck off with the weather sh*t already.

  304. Tyler September 30th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Chris-

    When did Rome say that? lol. I love Colin Curtis’ comeback haha.

  305. Wave Your Hat September 30th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    “Poor Yankfem, J Al, LGY, Bronx Jeers, and anyone else of us at the game tonight. I would hate to be out in that rain. Then your seat is soaked when you get back to it. Yuk.”

    As a veteran of many a rainy night in the Stadium, all you need is a full length poncho and a towel. Much better than 40 degrees and wind.

  306. Yankee Trader September 30th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Nick-

    Thanks for including the article and quotes from Art Howe. I just saw Moneyball this afternoon and agree with how he was portrayed. Did you see the movie?

  307. LockDown September 30th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    The rain seems to have lighten up. Seems they will have to play with intermittent light rain for a while as per doppler

    http://www.accuweather.com/us/.....?play=true

  308. Chambliss September 30th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    A roof on the stadium would have been nice.

  309. EliasInNH September 30th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    I was at the game vs Washington last year with the 1:05pm start time that started at 6:15pm lol

  310. Chris W September 30th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Chris-

    When did Rome say that? lol. I love Colin Curtis’ comeback haha.

    ________

    Presumably during the fateful 9th inning after he blew away the first two batters.

  311. Nick in SF September 30th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    YT: I haven’t seen it yet. I’m still bitter about the 2002 season.

    I had great ALCS tickets for the anticipated A’s-Yankees matchup, but neither team made it. :cry:

  312. CB September 30th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    randy,

    I agree – I think he’ll be back out. But it is an uncertain area. And CC was so locked in to start the game.

    Hard to know. Also, this may set Verlander back and force him to build his stuff back up which could help the yanks.

    Not sure if you watched the Tampa game – but Matt Moore was just unbelievable. Stuff was on par if not better than Price’s.

  313. hardwired7 September 30th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Since his team took a massive dump on him, he’s reduced to relying on needling us about the weather.

    I think it’s awesome.

  314. theREALkevin September 30th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    that’s not Ruby Tuesday trust me

    this Red Robin guy is not 1/100th of the troll that Ruby Tuesday was

  315. Chris W September 30th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    The American League Central is absolutely nothing compared to the AL Beast. The Blue Jays would have challenged the Tigers for the division.

    All of the Yankees’ numbers need to be weighed against the fact that they faced very good teams on a far more consistent basis than any other team in the majors.

  316. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    I think if this goes past 10-10:15 Girardi won’t let CC come back out. AJ would come out and then maybe CC in game 3, who knows. But this stinks…

  317. Joe from Long Island September 30th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    On another note – the Red Sox will allow the SWB team to play some of their “home” games at Pawtucket next year.

    But, the Mets would not. I have to think this was a decision made by the Wilpons.

    Go Irving Picard.

  318. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    eboland11 rain has slowed to a steady drizzle. but as yet, no movement to de-tarp field

  319. Red Robin September 30th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    I wonder what’s the correlation between Water and championships.

    Were there any water problems in 2009 ?

  320. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    “All of the Yankees’ numbers need to be weighed against the fact that they faced very good teams on a far more consistent basis than any other team in the majors.”

    QFT

  321. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    BryanHoch Grounds crew out to grab the tarp.

  322. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    “On another note – the Red Sox will allow the SWB team to play some of their “home” games at Pawtucket next year. ”

    Cool! I’m there!!

  323. m September 30th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    That’s pretty cool of the Red Sox to do that, Joe. Probably because of $$, but it’s still good.

    I can’t believe they would plan and announce these renovations before securing a playing field.

  324. LockDown September 30th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    It’s practically stopped here in the bronx. So hopefully we could get it started. More rain will come, but the heavy stuff is far away. So maybe that 2.5 hr window.

  325. Tyler September 30th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    I have a feeling this game is going to be start-stop. It’s going to be a grind. And a lot of beers consumed haha.

  326. Wang IS Taiwan September 30th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Captain Clutch September 30th, 2011 at 9:16 pm
    Not that this means anything…But Francesa said yesterday that someone in the organization said that Girardi won’t be afraid to give Jones a start in RF if Swisher continues to struggle in the post season. They said he get’s way too amped up and can’t control his emotions during these big at bats.

    ~~~~~~~

    Nice to know there’s a backup plan.

  327. randy l. September 30th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    CB-

    no i didn’t see the tampa game.saw the kid did great though. they are not afraid too play new people down there. i think there’s some lessons for other teams to pay attention to how the rays do things.

    yes part of it is out of necessity, but they do seem to think about the game a bit differently from other teams.

  328. Yankee Trader September 30th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Nick- Did you go to any of the WS games in San Fran?

    That was the year that the Angels brought up rookie Francisco Rodriguez in the middle of September and he shut the other teams down. Looks like Matt Moore might challenge that feat.

  329. Tyler September 30th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Lol the SWB Yanks are going to be playing in front of some hostile crowds in those “home” games. But it’s still nice of the Sox for a change to give the Yanks a bit of help.

  330. Bx is Burning September 30th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Kevin-
    it’s the same housebound assh*le

  331. Faiaz September 30th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JUm_Y0R6Og

    Only for REAL Yankee fans!!!!!

  332. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    LOL

    KenDavidoff
    During the rain delay, players from both teams have been drinking beer and complaining about buses. No, wait, wrong team… #Tigers-#Yankees

  333. Red Robin September 30th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    I have been saying this since time immemorial :

    Ban outdoor professional baseball .

    Enough is enough .

  334. Yankee Trader September 30th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    I have a feeling this game is going to be start-stop. It’s going to be a grind. And a lot of beers consumed haha.
    ———————————–
    Tyler-
    Hopefully only in the Tigers clubhouse!

  335. randy l. September 30th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    “All of the Yankees’ numbers need to be weighed against the fact that they faced very good teams on a far more consistent basis than any other team in the majors”

    the yankees only face two good teams in boston and tampa. how would you like to be the blues jays or baltimore? they have to face three good teams.

  336. DocTodd September 30th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Reagins fired by Angels this afternoon….just when he was about to trade with Sox for Carl Crawful..

  337. Salliedogs7 September 30th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    theREALkevin September 30th, 2011 at 9:34 pm
    that’s not Ruby Tuesday trust me

    this Red Robin guy is not 1/100th of the troll that Ruby Tuesday was
    ——–
    We could agree he is a troll.

  338. Faiaz September 30th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Does it make you a bad Yankees fan if you feel just a little bit bad for the Redsox?

  339. LockDown September 30th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Hopefully Verlander is back in 1st inning mode ;)

  340. Yankee Trader September 30th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Tony Reagins the Angels Gm resigned

  341. hardwired7 September 30th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    “Beer? That’s for amateurs.”

    -Miguel Cabrera

  342. Bx is Burning September 30th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Kinda, faiaz

  343. Tyler September 30th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Trader-

    *Insert Miguel Cabrera joke here haha.

    but I was talking about myself haha.

  344. MoRings42 September 30th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Faiaz, yes.

  345. Joe from Long Island September 30th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    m – they had to do something about that field. A few years ago, we went to a LoHud game at Scranton. However, the game was called even though it stopped raining there two days before. The field was still unplayable. The Yanks even sent Danny Cunningham, head groundskeeper at the Stadium, there to see what could be done. There was just no drainage.

    From what I’ve read, the Yanks were planning on playing those games at Newark, and had made some good progress with the local authorities to do so. The Newark Bears were even making plans to move their team. However, at the next to last minute, the Mets refused to waive their territorial rights. I guess they were afraid that they would pull fans from the minor league team in Flushing.

  346. UnKnown September 30th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    So is it tougher for the the defense or the offense to play in the rain?

    How long a wait is too long for Verlander? He has been down for about 50 mins now

  347. JobaTipsHisCap September 30th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    they are working on the field now

  348. Bx is Burning September 30th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Hasn’t rained in lower Manny for 30 minutes.

  349. Faiaz September 30th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    But wouldn’t it have been more enjoyable if we would have sent them home in the ALCS? I also found myself stalking the Redsox blogs just for kicks on that epic night.

  350. RMS September 30th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    I would have loved to have Verlander and or Lee in the Yankee rotation. I think they would do just fine in the monster AL East.
    At least Lee would pitch like a #2, unlike someone named AJ.

  351. CB September 30th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    “yes part of it is out of necessity, but they do seem to think about the game a bit differently from other teams.”

    Think Moore was an 8th round draft pick.

    Two years ago he was walking around 6/9 then in the middle of the season it all clicked and he took off from then. But the rays stayed patient with him and didn’t bring him up until now.

    They are clearly the top talent evaluation and development organization in the game. They are in substance what so many people try to make the Sox out to be.

    Really can’t tell you how impressed I was with Moore. The first game he threw in the regular season was fantastic as well. But for him to go out there in a playoff game against one of the elite offenses in the game and give the Rangers no shot to win – really remarkable. Best game I’ve seen a first year pitcher throw since Strasburg came up.

    Blake said he reminded him of Steve Avery. GB7 – Rick Ankiel. That’s how good he was.

  352. Faiaz September 30th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Who is everyone pulling for in the NL? Cards for me. Cards vs. Yanks would be classic.

  353. Chris W September 30th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    “Sorry to rain on your parade, but Tigres bullpen has a lower ERA than the Yankee bullpen.
    —–
    I don’t believe that this is accurate. Post a link, please.”

    Tigers’ bullpen ERA: 3.98
    Yankees’ bullpen ERA: 3.12. The FIPs back up those numbers.

    Oh, and Valverde’s peripherals belie his perfect season. He’s very beatable in a big spot.

  354. luis September 30th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    is it raining again?

  355. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    SI_JonHeyman
    Removed tarp. Pouring again. Now back on.

  356. LockDown September 30th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    They should have started this game early. :mad:

  357. hairy lucchino September 30th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    this is a shame. could have played the 5pm game.

  358. LGY September 30th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Absolutely pouring.

  359. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    “But wouldn’t it have been more enjoyable if we would have sent them home in the ALCS? I also found myself stalking the Redsox blogs just for kicks on that epic night.”

    No. The collapse was epic because they had been annointed the best team ever assembled. It had to happen the way it did for us to get the most mileage out of it.

    :)

  360. Chris W September 30th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    ““All of the Yankees’ numbers need to be weighed against the fact that they faced very good teams on a far more consistent basis than any other team in the majors”

    the yankees only face two good teams in boston and tampa. how would you like to be the blues jays or baltimore? they have to face three good teams.”

    The Blue Jays, despite finishing at .500, *are* a good team. They can absolutely rake, and have some great pitching talent.

  361. Joe from Long Island September 30th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    This is a big problem for me. Have to get up tomorrow morning.

  362. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    I think it’s possible that this game get’s cancelled. If not it looks like AJ will come back after the delay. Girardi isn’t going to let him sit for over an hour.

  363. hairy lucchino September 30th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    feel bad for the red sox? huh? how can you feel bad for an organization that labeled us the Evil empire, when there are millions of terrorists out there, mother nature killing thousands of people, and millions of people dying of hunger and air pollution across the world?

  364. Tabbert September 30th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    this game might be a lost cause….

  365. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    LGY – CC was looking like a beast out there!

  366. rr212 September 30th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Just call this game.

  367. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    “The Blue Jays, despite finishing at .500, *are* a good team. They can absolutely rake, and have some great pitching talent.”

    And nobody in their right mind would want to face the September Showalters!!!

    ;)

  368. LockDown September 30th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    It’s going to rain all weekend.

  369. UnKnown September 30th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Torre meeting with the GM’s of both teams tells me that they are really thinking of cancelling this game tonight. I would have to think they will still play it tomorrow at the same time that Game 2 was suppossed to start, right

  370. Tabbert September 30th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    what does a mamma bear on the pill have in common with the world series? No Cubs

  371. LockDown September 30th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    raining heavy now in the bronx & the really hard stuff will come later

  372. pat September 30th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Remember earlier today when someone asked what AJ was on the roster for?

    The answer could be to pitch tonight.

  373. Bret The Hitman September 30th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    The rain delay was good for me. I squeaked in a writing assignment before my midnight deadline. I was never going to get that thing done during the game. Now I’m BORED.

  374. JM September 30th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Thought I was going to make this game but then a work-related issue came up and I couldn’t go….My friends are up there in the rain. What a shame. I guess we should have figured it the way this year has gone.

    Have tix for tomorrow night’s game and hoping that the showers pass by before then but it looks a bit shaky as well.

  375. TheStraw September 30th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    If the game gets postponed, it gets picked back up in e bottom of the second, right? Isn’t that the rule after the 2008 debacle?

  376. luis September 30th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2011 at 9:50 pm
    “But wouldn’t it have been more enjoyable if we would have sent them home in the ALCS? I also found myself stalking the Redsox blogs just for kicks on that epic night.”

    No. The collapse was epic because they had been annointed the best team ever assembled. It had to happen the way it did for us to get the most mileage out of it.

    ======================================

    In deed, and as some troll said earlier, it was of biblical proportions :), if they made the playoffs they could have said that they had bad luck, this way they just suck!!

  377. Joe from Long Island September 30th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Theoretically, they could play on the travel day, Sunday. Unless, it rains then, too.

  378. Chris W September 30th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Generally, when a division has three teams finish with 90+ wins, that means the others teams are going to be much better than their records. Possibly not in the case of the Orioles, who had absolute *dreadful* starting pitching outside of Guthrie, who was barely average.

  379. EliasInNH September 30th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    this game might be a lost cause….
    —-
    if they restart and we win, its all good

  380. JM September 30th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    I live about an hour south of the city and it’s pouring here, lots of thunder and lightning. Sigh.

  381. Bret The Hitman September 30th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    My roommates are all giggly and loud. I should tweet that.

  382. Bret The Hitman September 30th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    because it’s completely meaningless.

  383. TheStraw September 30th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    I don’t think they restart it ….can someone confirm?

  384. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    I wonder if they would lose Sunday’s off day and play game 2 on Sunday? Or do they just push the whole series back? It looks like AJ is going to be a big factor in this series.

  385. Bret The Hitman September 30th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Girardi kicking himself for not taking Noesi over Ayala. If AJ bombs, then what? no long man.

  386. EliasInNH September 30th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    man, this sucks.

  387. JM September 30th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    YankeesWFAN No way Sabathia and Verlander come back now. Bigger question is will anyone come back tonight? Or do we move to Nova-Fister in Game 1 Sun?

  388. igotid88 September 30th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    glad Hughes is on the roster for this very reason

  389. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    See how excited Eckersley was when he said “The stars are lined up for the Rays!”

    Guess he can’t gush about Verlander against the Yankees so he had to mention the Rays’ triple play against the Yanks.

  390. LockDown September 30th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    If the window doesn’t provide a chance to play, I don’t see them continuing this game tonight at all. The stuff coming after midnight is nasty. It’s in virginia & heading this way & it looks to last a while.

  391. Faiaz September 30th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Another question to pass time for the delay… What is the reason that you are a Yankees fan?

    Me… I fell in love with Donny Baseball and I was fairly new to this country then. In my country, Bangladesh… we play cricket. So naturally I was automatically into a sport that involved a bat and a ball. The first game I saw was that game when Don ate that kid’s popcorn… I think I was 10 then… On my 18th birthday I got a Yankees tattoo… I wrote so many essays on the Yankees for my creative writing class in college. I found myself hungry for finding out every little detail about all of the history of the greatest franchise in sports history. I became good friends with the ballboy from Boone’s homerun because he went to Iona college also and heard so many interesting stories about the clubhouse and how the players really are. If it wasn’t for women and the Yankees… my life would be soooooooooooooooooooo boring.

  392. Bronx Jeers September 30th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Bad vibes here at the stadium.

  393. Tyler September 30th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Captain Clutch September 30th, 2011 at 9:57 pm
    I wonder if they would lose Sunday’s off day and play game 2 on Sunday? Or do they just push the whole series back? It looks like AJ is going to be a big factor in this series.
    ——————————–

    Words I hoped to never hear: “AJ is going to be a big factor in this series.”

  394. Red Robin September 30th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Amazing.

    2011. And the outcomes of baseball games are still decided by Water.

  395. RadioKev September 30th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    HUUUUUUUUUUGHES

  396. JobaTipsHisCap September 30th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    rays win the game 1 so easily
    told you NYC weather sucks! I am tired of it already this year

  397. Tyler September 30th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Does not look promising.

  398. JobaTipsHisCap September 30th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    blame Joe Torre!

  399. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    pcaldera Hearing Joe Torre has been in the umpires’ room discussing a rainout and a game on Sunday.

  400. Red Robin September 30th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    The way the weather is for the next 30 days:

    They may have to either postpone the series until 2012 , or move the games to a dome .

  401. RadioKev September 30th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Man, this is just a hell of a curveball.

  402. Bronx Jeers September 30th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    A bunch if dudes on the RF wall just put on a big, orange “group t-shirt ” and everybody started chanting a bad word.

    Then the cops came and told em to take it off and scram.

  403. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Straw – nobody seems to have the answer to your question on TBS! They are going to research it.

  404. Faiaz September 30th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    From weather.com… it’s gonna rain really hard from 11-12 and then from 2-3

  405. Bret The Hitman September 30th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    What is the reason that you are a Yankees fan?

    ********

    Family. I was indoctrinated by an uncle who used to listen to sports radio 66 WFAN every morning while fishing for large mouth bass on his pontoon boat. My best friend was born and raised on Long Island and moved to CT when we were in 6th grade. We used to mow lawns in order to save money for baseball cards. We used to play wiffle ball and baseball (with a tennis ball) in our backyards all summer long. I always wanted to be a sports writer. I was published in the Sporting News in an editorial blurb about the Yankees Mets World Series in 2000.

  406. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    I wonder if CC could pitch game 2 if it’s on Sunday. Or is that too soon to bring him back….

  407. Asd September 30th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Gotta love that the Yanks get Verlander out if rhythm, CC in rhythm and this happens. Argh!

  408. hairy lucchino September 30th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    im glad these tbs idiots that are paid to know these things dont

  409. Faiaz September 30th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Bret, nice story. What was your writing assignment on, btw?

  410. JobaTipsHisCap September 30th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    rain out, then tomorrow it will rain again during game time.

  411. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Jeers, do you think there’s any shot they play this game tonight?

    **********

    This is certainly unfortunate because you want your postseason games to be games of your best v. their best, and set up in a pattern that reflects that. Now you end up scattergunning things and just hoping for the best.

  412. LockDown September 30th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    This is like a bp session. So I’m guessing they continue to play again on really short rest.

    CC at 27 pitches
    Verlander at 25 pitches

    And they should pick the game up where it’s at because CC has already pitched a scoreless 2 :D

  413. TheStraw September 30th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    I just read the rule on MLB.com and I still can’t figure it out. And I have a law degree.

  414. Faiaz September 30th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Maybe ZZ can go for games 3 and 5.

  415. blake September 30th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Build a roof for Yankee Stadium

  416. Faiaz September 30th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    …and you more Garcia to game 4 obviously.

  417. m September 30th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    That’s a nasty ass fu manchu on Axford.

  418. Bret The Hitman September 30th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Faiaz,

    My writing assignment was a reflection on an etiquette dinner I was required to attend for my nutrition in practice assignment. I’m assuming formal dinners are geared more towards corporate professionals. I sat next to a gorgeous Carolina blond and practiced offering to seat her. The head of our table pressured me to propose a toast to about 300 students and professors.

    I said…”I propose a toast. May we all find jobs that we’re not just good at but we also find jobs that we love” something like that.

  419. JobaTipsHisCap September 30th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    all right, I think no game tonight

  420. UnKnown September 30th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    hairy lucchino September 30th, 2011 at 10:08 pm
    im glad these tbs idiots that are paid to know these things dont

    —–

    No kidding what a crap show.

  421. Yankee Trader September 30th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Blake-

    Build a roof and they will come!

  422. Faiaz September 30th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    We released this guy? He got some nasty stuff!!!!!

  423. m September 30th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    I’ve very disappointed you didn’t thank the good lord for making you a Yankee fan, Bret.

  424. rb from LI September 30th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Marc Carig
    According to the official scorers… if this game is banged, it would be picked up at the point of the delay. #nyy

  425. m September 30th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    So we got the news from the official scorer via twitter, and these guys still talking about that fu manchu (it is nasty)

  426. Joe from Long Island September 30th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    looking like a rainout.

    with rain in the forecast for saturday night, would the then play a split dh on sunday?

  427. Faiaz September 30th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Well said bret… I rather get paid less for doing something I love, any day of the week.

  428. Bret The Hitman September 30th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    m September 30th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    I’ve very disappointed you didn’t thank the good lord for making you a Yankee fan, Bret.

    ********

    That would’ve been ballsy in the deep south. The accents here are thick and the girls like the charm. Have to play the game, m.

  429. blake September 30th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    on the bright side…..if the game is postponed then they basically start a 1-1 game tomorrow where the Yankees get to bat 8 times and the Tigers only get to bat 7 times……and Verlander won’t be pitching.

  430. Faiaz September 30th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Girls from the south can cooooooooook. oooooooooooweeeeeeeeeeeeeeee.

  431. LockDown September 30th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    I don’t think they could even play a DH on sunday. The window may only fit one game. idk This is crazy :(

  432. Joe from Long Island September 30th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    the game would be picked up…. when? tomorrow afternoon, or sunday, it would be essentially a dh.

    can’t believe they would resume at 4 in the am

  433. m September 30th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Well, aren’t you quite the tomcat.

  434. TheStraw September 30th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    No…bad weather tomorrow means no travel days….which is a wash for both teams. If anything, it may favor the Yankees because they have both Burnett and Hughes on the roster.

  435. Bret The Hitman September 30th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Faiaz,

    Me too. It’s amazing how many people prolong misery by staying at a job just because they’re good at it. It’s rare to find someone who is good at what they do AND loves what they do. That’s a key to happiness IMHO because we spend so much of our lives at our jobs.

  436. Faiaz September 30th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    I just want to face Lee. It’s all I’ve wanted since the hot-stove days.

  437. m September 30th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Verlander looked off tonight. Would have been good to get to him tonight.

    He and CC might not match up next time, Verlander will have that advantage.

  438. CB September 30th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Rain coming up the east coast all weekend.

    And the other series is in Texas.

    And they make the game where it’s raining the late game.

    Nicely done baseball, as usual.

  439. JM September 30th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Lots of rain expected during the day tomorrow but then supposed to taper off by evening so they can probably play at night.

  440. Bret The Hitman September 30th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Faiaz,

    I love the girls here. It’s really bad. I can’t make up my mind.

  441. m September 30th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Pushing this game tomorrow. Sunday will be game 2 at 3:07 on sunday.

  442. Joe from Long Island September 30th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    they have tonight, tomorrow, and sunday to play two games. if one is a rainout, that’s two games in two days.

    WCBS reporting that Joe Torre just announced game is called. no further info at this time.

  443. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 30th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    No game. Tomorrow game 1, picking it up in the bottom of the 2nd. Sunday Game 2, at 3:07 p.m. No off day.

  444. Yankee Trader September 30th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Game postponed. Tomorrow? game 1, sunday game 2 at 3:07 no off day

  445. blake September 30th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    so another night game tomorrow…..wouldn’t it make sense to move that start time up

  446. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    They lose the off day. That hurts the Yanks even more..That means CC only pitches 1 game and AJ has to pitch…Agghhh…

  447. Bronx Jeers September 30th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Jeers, do you think there’s any shot they play this game tonight?

    ——————–

    I’m going to take a bug gamble and leave early before 50,000 others.

  448. EliasInNH September 30th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    damn. how does this affect us vs them

  449. LockDown September 30th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    This falls on MLB. This game should have gotten the earlier time slot. ratings don’t mean much when a game is going to be rained out. They wanted the CC/Verlander match at primetime, but look how it turned out :mad:

  450. rb from LI September 30th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Girardi’s prediction about a post season DH could come to fruition, just because of TV!

  451. blake September 30th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    This game picks up tomorrow night at original time. Game 2 Sunday at 3:07. No off day between Game 2 and 3

  452. P September 30th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    UGHHH! this just sucks !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  453. JM September 30th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    http://www.weather.com/weather/today/USNY0172

  454. Captain Clutch September 30th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    So CC pitches game 2 on Sunday?

  455. Joe from Long Island September 30th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    CB – it’s all about TV…….

  456. Yankee Trader September 30th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Who will pitch for the Yankees tomorrow? Nova moved up? Burnett? Wells thinks CC can pitch tomorrow.

  457. m September 30th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Wells said he thinks there’s a chance CC comes back tomorrow. “He’s a horse.”

  458. blake September 30th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Now what do you do with CC?

  459. CB September 30th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Baseball really materially changed the potential outcome of this series through this nonsense.

    Really hard to believe the men who are always talking about the “integrity” of the game are so willing to treat that integrity so casually when it suits their purposes.

    The Yankees are now in a real bind. I don’t see how CC is going to be able to come back on short rest as they were anticipating for his next planned start.

    This game shouldn’t have been the late game – and starting it in the rain was foolish.

    All of this was driven by TV ratings.

  460. lil m September 30th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Postponing tonight’s game to tomorrow, picking up where they left off in the game tonight. Game 2 to be played on Sunday afternoon, no travel day. Rain has really had its way with baseball this year . . .

  461. hairy lucchino September 30th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Just pitch CC Tomorrow. If anyone can handle it, he can. Go for the jugular

  462. randy l. September 30th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    ” If it wasn’t for women and the Yankees… my life would be soooooooooooooooooooo boring.”

    i think i can speak for gb7 and say that boy do we have a woman for you.
    she’s a die hard yankee fan and is a respected health professional.
    she also has a famous hollywood star as a relative.

    anyway, it’s the least we can do to introduce you to nurse karloff .

    just email chad and he will connect you with gb7 so you can get her phone number.

  463. Joe from Long Island September 30th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    :arrow:

  464. TheStraw September 30th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    CC threw how many pitches? I would pitch him tomorrow if it is at all possible.

  465. syd_cash September 30th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    the game tomorrow is at the same time as it was going to be anyways, so I imagine that Nova starts

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