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ALDS Game 3: Yankees at Tigers

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread, Minor League Teams on Oct 03, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (1-1)
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 (1-1)
Austin Jackson CF
Ramon Santiago 2B
Delmon Young LF
Miguel Cabrera 1B
Victor Martinez DH
Magglio Ordonez RF
Jhonny Peralta SS
Alex Avila C
Brandon Inge 3B

RHP Justin Verlander (24-5, 2.40)
Verlander vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 8:37., TBS

WEATHER: The rain seems to be following the Yankees across the country. It’s been rainy all day here in Detroit, but it was clear enough that the tarp stayed of the field pregame.

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

LET’S TRY THIS AGAIN: This is the first time a pitcher has started Games 1 and 3 in a postseason series since Kevin Brown in the 1998 NLDS with San Diego. Sabathia and Verlander are the first American League pitchers to do it since Oakland’s Dave Stewart in the 1989 World Series vs. San Francisco. Sabathia is the first Yankee to start Games 1 and 3 since Whitey Ford took the loss in Game 1 of the 1956 World Series before tossing a complete-game win in Game 3 at Yankee Stadium on two-days’ rest.

HOME ON THE ROAD: Sabathia is undefeated in four road postseason starts as a Yankee, going 2-0 with a 4.38 ERA (24.2IP, 12ER).

CHUGGING ALONG: According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Jorge Posada became the second 40-year-old to hit a triple in a postseason game, joining Joe Morgan, who did it with the Phillies in Game 5 of the 1983 World Series vs. Baltimore.

STREAK SNAPPED: The Yankees had their seven-game ALDS winning streak snapped yesterday. It was the longest-ever ALDS winning streak.

UPDATE, 8:46 p.m.: Jeter’s single and Granderson’s triple have sparked a two-run first inning for the Yankees. Verlander is throwing serious heat, but two hits and an RBI ground out are enough for a 2-0 lead.

UPDATE, 8:52 p.m.: Sabathia walks Jackson, but get a double play ball as Russell Martin pumps his fist in foul territory.

UPDATE, 8:58 p.m.: Tight zone, and Sabathia has walked three of the first four batters he’s faced.

UPDATE, 9:02 p.m.: Martinez goes down swinging, and Sabathia is out of the jam. Took him 28 pitches, one more than he threw in two innings on Friday.

UPDATE, 9:06 p.m.: Sabathia made 33 starts this season and walked as many as three in a game — never mind an inning — only 10 times.

UPDATE, 9:16 p.m.: Another Sabathia walk. Another double play. Another inning-ending strikeout.

UPDATE, 9:33 p.m.: Sabathia never walked five in a game this season. He just reach that number tonight with his second walk to — of all people — free swinging Austin Jackson.

UPDATE, 9:37 p.m.: Santiago is in this lineup specifically to face Sabathia, and he just singled in a run on a 1-2 pitch. It’s 2-1 in the third.

UPDATE, 9:38  p.m.: Bases loaded for Miguel Cabrera. This may be the at-bat of the game.

UPDATE, 9:40 p.m.: Double play ties the game, but it’s far from the worst-case scenario in that situation. Have to consider that a huge plus for CC and the Yankees.

UPDATE, 9:51 p.m.: Good grief, that’s a heckuva curveball from Verlander. Swisher goes down looking and it’s still 2-2 heading into the bottom of the fourth. Sabathia’s already thrown 63 pitches.

UPDATE, 10:19 p.m.: Santiago does it again, this time an RBI double to put the Tigers in the lead, 3-2 in the bottom of the fifth. This was Leyland’s big move of the series, and it’s paying off big time right now.

UPDATE, 10:40 p.m.: That’s it for Sabathia. He threw 106 pitches through 5.1 innings and here’s Soriano to finish off the sixth. Six walks is the most in a game for Sabathia since April of 2010.

UPDATE, 10:55 p.m.: Martin plunked at 100 mph. The Yankees have a runner at second base for the first time since the first inning.

UPDATE, 11:00 p.m.: Huge double by Gardner, and a huge handclap for him as he settles into second base. A walk, hit batter and now the double — all with two outs — have tied the game in the seventh.

UPDATE, 11:03 p.m.: Seems like every single Yankee gestured or said something to Gardner as they took the field for the bottom of the seventh. He’s given this team new life.

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2,202 Responses to “ALDS Game 3: Yankees at Tigers”

  1. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Alex breaks out with a big HR tonight.

  2. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    4-1 Yanks win. They play today, they win today!

  3. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Go C!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go Yanks!

  4. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Nasty cutter by Feliz to strike out Zobrist with 2nd and 3rd 2 outs. 4-3 Rangers top 9.

  5. Wang IS Taiwan October 3rd, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    luis — love the confidence.

    GO YANKS! CC kill ‘em!!!!!!!!

  6. kd October 3rd, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Go Yanks! Win this game, win the series

  7. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Let’s go Yanks!!!!

  8. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Set it right, C!

  9. UnKnown October 3rd, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Smoltz forgot to take his Tiger Hat off before the cameras broke to him in the press box.

    How embarrassing…

  10. Tarheel In NYC October 3rd, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Go Yankees! Let’s do this!!

  11. Tabbert October 3rd, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    gotta win on the road to win it all. Yanks need to jump out early and get the fans out of the game. A win here tonight for us, will really take away most if not all of the tigers momentum! Go yanks

  12. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    trisha, the game will go to TBS after the Rays game is over. But the game will remain on TNT until the commercial break.

  13. luis October 3rd, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    GO YANKEES, GO CC!!

  14. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    LGY, your words to AGOD’s ears

  15. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Let’s do this.

  16. Yankee Trader October 3rd, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Alex breaks out with a big HR tonight
    ———————————-
    LGY-Over the CF wall @422 feet or a smaller blast over left center @402 feet! :)

  17. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    There you go Derek.

  18. kd October 3rd, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    that’s how you start!

  19. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Atta boy, Jete!

  20. Tabbert October 3rd, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    that a boy jete!

  21. luis October 3rd, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Wang,

    I little of swagger is never a bad thing, ;)

    Jeter!!!

  22. RadioKev October 3rd, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Jeter breaks up the no hitter.

  23. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    DE-REK JEEE-TER!!!!!

  24. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Nice, Jete!

  25. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Darn good start

  26. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Nice job by Jeter jumping on the 1st pitch. Let’s make him work in the 1st when he usually struggles. Make him throw strikes!!!

  27. JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Tex is pointed out in yes pre game.
    He and a rod are so important, I agree.

  28. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Pruf, It’s JEET-AH!

  29. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Grandy!!!!!!!

  30. JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Nice, good strat

  31. kd October 3rd, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    grandy man!

    great start!

  32. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Grandy Man puede!

  33. luis October 3rd, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    YES!!! GRANDY!! MVP MVP!!!!

  34. RadioKev October 3rd, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Granderson ends the shut out.

  35. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Sending the message…..Valverde is a clown.

  36. Yankee Trader October 3rd, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    Is this the great Verlander or an imposter?

  37. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Go Granderson!!! They have to take advantage of Verlander’s 1st inning troubles.

  38. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Yes! Awesome…..huge to jump on him early

  39. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    GRANDY MAN CAN!

    GRANDY KNOWS COMERICA….

  40. Tarheel In NYC October 3rd, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    El Capitan & Grandy!!!

    Nice start :D

  41. RadioKev October 3rd, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Granderson didn’t want to be shown up by Posada.

  42. luis October 3rd, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Yankeefem,

    He sure can!!!

  43. Scared of the Wall October 3rd, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    I can’t believe the Greatest Pitcher of All Time surrendered a run in the 1st.

  44. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Cano make him throw strikes!! Lay off those pitches off the plate.

  45. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Grandy :)

  46. Nick in SF October 3rd, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    I busted out my new DJ3K t-shirt (gift) about 30 seconds before the game started.

    True story!

  47. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 8:40 pm
    Pruf, It’s JEET-AH!
    ///

    You are right :D

  48. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    luis, claro!!!!

  49. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Need to get Grandy in here. Absolute must.

  50. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    100 mph…geesh.

  51. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    C’mon Alex, nice fly to right field.

  52. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    I dont understand. All Cano had to do was put a bat on the ball.

  53. kd October 3rd, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    nick,

    if this game goes our way, you may have to wear that shirt all postseason

  54. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    That stinks..Cano had to be the one to score Granderson.

  55. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Straight up gas right there.

  56. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    dammit i want this run to score we better take advantage of being able to go up 2-0

  57. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Jeter owns Verlander.

  58. Yankee Trader October 3rd, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Cmon Alex get the 2nd run in.

  59. MG October 3rd, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Verlander can really crank it up when he wants, that’s why he’s so good.

    The Yankees need to get this run home any way possible, they may not get many more tonight.

  60. DocTodd October 3rd, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    These announcers are dreadful

  61. RadioKev October 3rd, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Wear down Verlander early. Get him revved up and out.

  62. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    crap call

  63. RadioKev October 3rd, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Jeez, two outrageous breaking balls.

  64. JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    What is a rod waiting for?

  65. luis October 3rd, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    we have the correct chemistry tonight!!

  66. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    The time to not take pitches is when you have a chance to get a runner in from 3rd with an out… and here we are taking to 2 strikes against a strikeout pitcher

  67. kd October 3rd, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    100 mph and alex catches up to it.

    good sign

  68. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Woo, we get the run. YES!

  69. DocTodd October 3rd, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    I’ll take that!

  70. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Beautiful.

  71. Tabbert October 3rd, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    alright! we will take it!

  72. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Nice job……

  73. luis October 3rd, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    That’s two, very important run

  74. Yankee Trader October 3rd, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    I’ll take the 45 foot run scoring out!!

  75. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Great Alex!!!! Great decision Grandy!!! Gardner isnt going home on that, he’s staying at 3rd base lol

  76. MG October 3rd, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    that’s big, great job by Grandy there…

  77. MoRings42 October 3rd, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    ill take it.. it’s an rbi.

  78. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    i will take the run!!! good job Grandy, he was half way to home before the ball was even hit

  79. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Great job to just make contact there and get the run in….

  80. Bronx Jeers October 3rd, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    No K.

    That’s what they needed.

  81. RadioKev October 3rd, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Good job A-Rod, just keeping that ball in play. That’s a small victory. Verlander’s got that heater going, and those breaking balls.

  82. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Alex definitely had good AB’s in game 1. He will break out soon.

  83. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    What a read by Grandy. That pitch to Tex was in the other batters box. Called a strike. Always fair /sarcasm

  84. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    WOO HOO!!!

    65 five foot ground ball, very decisive, but I’ll take it! THey had the infield in, just chopped along…thank god that wasn’t Jorge on 3rd :D.

  85. JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    First pitch to Tex is strike?
    Ok, please be consistent

  86. Joe from Long Island October 3rd, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    great running by granderson.

    even though it was a dribbler, it got the run home. given how alex has been swinging, and the importance of confidence in hitting, it has to help him by relieving some of the pressure.

  87. UnKnown October 3rd, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Alright CC take it from here. You got your 2 runs. What an awesome start from the Yanks

  88. MG October 3rd, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    some pitchers crank it up an extra 1 or 2 mph, Verlander cranked it up 5 those last 2 ABs.

    the Yankees are doing a great job against him so far, they just need to keep the pressure on…

  89. P October 3rd, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Of course Tex is sat down. Ughhh, he is terrible.

  90. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    I’ll take that, 2-0 Yanks.

  91. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Now we need a shutout from CC.

  92. Triple Short of a Cycle October 3rd, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Huge first inning. Hopefully CC has his Friday night stuff and it will be smooth sailing

  93. Tabbert October 3rd, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    couldn’t have drawnit up any better!! 2 runs in the first inning against verlander.

  94. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Good job by the Yanks in the 1st inning. I see the strike zone is going to be gigantic again for the Tiger’s pitchers.

  95. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Very nice start by the Yanks. It’s CC time! Hold it down!

  96. Tarheel In NYC October 3rd, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Yankees followed the ideal strategy when you’re playing against Verlander. Get to him early and fast, and you don’t let him find his groove!

    Yankees look ready for tonight!!

  97. Tabbert October 3rd, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    i don’t think the tigers are taking sure outs because they trust their offense… i think they are nervous and don’t want to mess up.

  98. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    :)

    And I continue to maintain that looking great in the AL Central is much easier than looking great in the AL East.

    Thanks for the info on station switches, hairy!

  99. MG October 3rd, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    the Verlander-Cano AB was classic baseball.

    Probably the best pitcher in baseball throwing as hard as he can against one of the best hitters and possibly the best power hitting contact hitter in the past 10 years.

    Verlander won that one, he still has to face Robbie a few more times tonight…

  100. luis October 3rd, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Hi JAP!,

    Good to see you around!, a bit dissapointed that Montero didn’t play in the first two games, especially with how his swing is taylor made for NYS

  101. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Tex better work with Long all off season to get his swing right. It’s unreal how many change ups and pitches in the dirt he swings at.

  102. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    22 pitches for Verlander

  103. MG October 3rd, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    trisha, Verlander is a great pitcher in any league, period. You have to give him his due.

  104. Yankee Trader October 3rd, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Verlander’s 2011 postseason ERA 27.00

  105. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Don’t let Miggy get up this inning.

  106. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    c’mon CC please bring your A game…we need you to pitch like Scherzer did yesterday through 6

  107. luis October 3rd, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Hi Trisha!,

    Glad that you are around!

  108. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    That pitch would be a strike for Verlander

  109. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    why was that not a strike????

  110. Yankee Trader October 3rd, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Clutch-

    All the Yankee hitters from the left side need to work on hitting the changeup

  111. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Darn, got to give us one of those.

  112. JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Tbs, what a bunch of morons

  113. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 3rd, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    gotta love these PRO TIGERS and OH VERLANDER IS SO GREAT, unbiased announcers. JERKS.

  114. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    luis October 3rd, 2011 at 8:51 pm
    Hi JAP!,

    Good to see you around!, a bit dissapointed that Montero didn’t play in the first two games, especially with how his swing is taylor made for NYS
    ///

    hey luis, I’d want both Po and Jesus in there…

  115. luis October 3rd, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Yankee Trader October 3rd, 2011 at 8:53 pm
    Clutch-

    All the Yankee hitters from the left side need to work on hitting the changeup

    ——————————————————–

    Spot on

  116. Tabbert October 3rd, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    wow… come on.

  117. Triple Short of a Cycle October 3rd, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    WTF?????????????????

  118. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Where was that pitch?

  119. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    CC getting squeezed already.

  120. Yankee Trader October 3rd, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Sorry but that was strike 3

  121. JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Hmmm, cc got squezzed

  122. Joe from Long Island October 3rd, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    he had him struck out.

  123. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    grrr you have got to be kidding me…..these calls are BS

  124. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    CC getting SQUEEZED

  125. Benny Blanco October 3rd, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    WHERE THE F WAS THAT????

  126. Bret The Hitman October 3rd, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Not a good start for CC.

  127. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    WHAT?????????????????????????????????

    That was strike 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Theyre cheating us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  128. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    That was a strike on gameday. We are getting squeezed.

  129. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    YES!!!!

  130. Triple Short of a Cycle October 3rd, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Nice!!!!! F U ump

  131. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    YES!!! good job CC and everyone around the horn

  132. JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Yeah, f y, home ump

  133. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Wow, what a turn by Robbie!

  134. Tabbert October 3rd, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    hell yea CC!

  135. MG October 3rd, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    what a turn by Robbie there, he threw it flatfooted…

  136. Joe from Long Island October 3rd, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    543,with nice turn by the 4

  137. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Yeah, Big!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Great play, Robbie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  138. Tarheel In NYC October 3rd, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    “Where was that pitch?”
    ==============================================================

    In the strike zone, according to TBS’s K-zone graphic.

  139. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Hell YEAH!

  140. Yankee Trader October 3rd, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Beautiful slomo DP or was that real time?

  141. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Cano. Incredible. Best in the game at turning the DP.

  142. Bret The Hitman October 3rd, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    YES

  143. luis October 3rd, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    DP!!!, the ump has two different strikezones again….CC got squeezed with Jackson

  144. UnKnown October 3rd, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    What a freaking turn by ROBBIE

  145. Triple Short of a Cycle October 3rd, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Not a good start for CC

    ———————–

    He was struck out. Not our fault it wasn’t called

  146. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    I think he struck him out twice that at bat. I’m lucky I’m not in the dugout because I’d have already been tossed. The first pitch to Tex was 6 inches outside was called a strike. Shut up Darling.

  147. Yankee Trader October 3rd, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Don’t bite your tongue Young

  148. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    This umpire is a joke. Girardi has to work the umpire like La Russa did last night and it worked in his favor.

  149. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Yes!

    Pitch count got extended b/c the ump didn’t call one of those two changes a strike in the first place.

  150. MG October 3rd, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Davis looks like he calls the pitches inside to righties and away from lefties, watch CC adjust his location a little from now on.

  151. Tarheel In NYC October 3rd, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Sweet DP, boys!!

  152. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Delmon Young won’t be poking one into the right field seats, here.

  153. Tabbert October 3rd, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    tigers two homers this series have both been cheapies…. no such thing will happen in this park.

  154. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Throw the change up, C.

  155. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    We’re up 2-0 with our ace on the mound. The umpires have to do something to get the Tigers back in the game.

  156. RadioKev October 3rd, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Buster_ESPN Buster Olney
    Gerry Davis is the home plate umpire. In his career, Sabathia is 6-0 with a 2.19 ERA when Davis is the home plate ump.

  157. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    C is sharp/right off the plate; they are messing with his strike zone.

  158. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    RadioKev-

    Well that’s good to know. Hopefully it comes true! Or maybe the evil Buster Olney is trying a reverse jinx…. hmmmm

  159. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    CC isn’t as sharp as he was in game 1. But hopefully it will come.

  160. Tabbert October 3rd, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    CC struggling to put batters away so far…

  161. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Allow me to correct MG. What MG meant was:

    Looks like the HP ump is going to call strikes for CC as balls and calls balls for CC as balls, while he will call strikes and balls for Verlander as strikes.

  162. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    MG – IMO Velander pitching in the AL East would not have the record he has coming out of the AL Central. Doesn’t means he’s not a good pitcher. The downside to playing in the AL East is that you’ve had to fight harder for what you have to show. The upside is that you are so much better prepared and so much tougher for the competition once you get there.

  163. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    CC’s fastball command is not as good as it was the other night.

  164. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    He better stay inside on Cabrera

  165. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Where are these pitches???!~?!?!??!?!?!?!?!

  166. JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Beat this mother fxxxxker

  167. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    CC has just got to get through this inning and then settle down.

    Come on big man.

  168. Benny Blanco October 3rd, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Where are these pitches. Thats was a first k to miggy

  169. Tarheel In NYC October 3rd, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    CC’s smart. He’ll adjust to the strike zone du jour.

  170. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    This strike zone is a joke.

  171. RadioKev October 3rd, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 8:58 pm
    He better stay inside on Cabrera
    ——

    Inside, outside, up, down, I don’t think it matters.

  172. luis October 3rd, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    This ump is blind

  173. Yankee Trader October 3rd, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Walk him now 3-0

  174. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    THIS IS BULLSH*T!!!!!

  175. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Where was that pitch??? Is this ump kidding me?!?!!?!?

    I would walk Cabrera now…

  176. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    great CC is all over the place…obviously you just walk Cabrera

  177. DocTodd October 3rd, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Rays lose

  178. Triple Short of a Cycle October 3rd, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Joe needs to say something to this ump. This is outrageous

  179. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    He better not give anything to Verlander an inch off the plate. This is ridiculous.

  180. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    I knew all that business about this ump being kind to C was going to backfire. The guy probably got wind of it and has decided to pre-empt any notion of C bias by going in the opposite direction.

  181. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Basically, CC has to put every ball down the middle to get a strike call, and the Tigers know it, so they’ll sit there waiting for a cookie.

    That 2-0 pitch was a strike. Sickening. Appalling

  182. Triple Short of a Cycle October 3rd, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Holy crap a called strike

  183. Tarheel In NYC October 3rd, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Apparently, anything over the right half of the plate is going to be a ball tonight.

  184. Tabbert October 3rd, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    yikes… CC is not sharp at all.

  185. randy l. October 3rd, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    this ump is horrible. cc is hitting the black.

  186. DocTodd October 3rd, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    CC=BB

  187. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    I’m ok with that walk.

  188. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    CC is really getting squeezed. But of course that curveball in the dirt to Arod was a strike.

    Just unreal…

  189. Bret The Hitman October 3rd, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Good thing Joe has a full bullpen. Get out of this inning CC

  190. Dj October 3rd, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    I’m totally fine with walking Cabrera…just please get Martinez for the out!

  191. kd October 3rd, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    texas up 2 games to 1.

  192. Benny Blanco October 3rd, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    The tighest k zone in COAMERICA

  193. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    So far about half of the pitches called balls are strikes. Not even borderline.

  194. JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Tbs is excited now

  195. UnKnown October 3rd, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    That’s fine. Wasted a pitch doing it. Should’ve walked him in 4. Get Victor now.

  196. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    This reminds me of the strike zone Pettitte had in game 6 of the 2009 WS.

  197. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    That puppet stick figure better get jammed the way CC is getting jammed. I guess the only way to get a strike is to throw it right down the middle!

  198. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Get out of this, C

  199. Scared of the Wall October 3rd, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    CC’s command isn’t great, but getting squeezed by the ump isn’t helping matters.

  200. randy l. October 3rd, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    cc hasn’t walked three batters . the ump has walked three batters.

  201. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Same spot as the first pitch?!?!?!?!? Thats a strike!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  202. Benny Blanco October 3rd, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    should be strike 2

  203. luis October 3rd, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Same pitch, now is called a ball

  204. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Holy teacup strike zone…..my lord.

  205. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Girardi has to come out to talk to the ump after the inning.

    The strike zone is no where to be found.

  206. MoRings42 October 3rd, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    The past two hp umpires have been horrible. This is a freakin joke

  207. rathipon October 3rd, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    CC doesn’t have his best command but this strike zone is a joke.

  208. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Come on C. Punch him out.

  209. MG October 3rd, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    CC knows Davis, he’s had him many times in his career.

    He’ll settle in, it’s the 1st inning…

  210. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    I always mentioned that game, LGY. It was blatantly obvious. Joe West was the HP ump that game. I intend to find West one day and ….

  211. Swishalicious33 October 3rd, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    And people don’t believe these games are fixed. Hah. Anti-Yankees bias in full effect.

  212. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    CC is going to throw 40 pitches in the 1st inning because of this stupid ump

  213. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    C’s command was fine until the ump started toying with him. One more, C.

  214. Joe from Long Island October 3rd, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    HE WENT!

  215. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Bull.

  216. kd October 3rd, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    that was a swing!

  217. MoRings42 October 3rd, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    oh come on

  218. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    WAT

  219. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    “cc hasn’t walked three batters . the ump has walked three batters”

    Seriously. This sucks so bad.

  220. JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Lol, omg he went

  221. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    He went!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  222. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    The Yanks better get these same calls when they hit…..CC is painting the black and not getting any calls. Awful……giant zone last night and teacup tonight.

  223. UnKnown October 3rd, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Smoltz is pathetic

  224. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    We are getting no quarter from this MF.

    If you go that far, & he cant control it, that means he swung!

  225. ac1 October 3rd, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    game isn’t fixed, but CC is getting squeezed according to the pitch counter on the right….
    EVERYTHING is touching the box.

  226. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    This doesn’t look good at all

  227. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Uno mas, big C.

  228. Yankee Trader October 3rd, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    He’s outta there

  229. BBFan October 3rd, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    John smolz does not deserve to be a commenator in any game Yanks play.

  230. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    EAT IT UMP

  231. Joe from Long Island October 3rd, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    go ahead, call that a ball…..

  232. Bret The Hitman October 3rd, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    BOOYEAH!

  233. JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Joe should talk to the fxxxker ump

  234. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Alright CC. Did what he had to do.

    Just settle down now.

  235. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    K! 28 pitches. Give C a rest now. Long AB’s.

  236. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Smoltz ignores fact that Verlander threw 25 pitches.

  237. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    He threw about 10 pitches more than he should have had to…..horrible

  238. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    god i really cannot believe these bull**** calls the past two games!!!

  239. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    this f…king scumbag umpire just cheated CC into 30 pitches. I despise this scumbag worthless umpire.

  240. rr212 October 3rd, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    it sucks when umps decide games. gotta pack on some more runs here!

  241. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Smoltz, you were a great pitcher, but as a unbiased analyst, you suck! 1996 still hurt little Johnny?

  242. Tarheel In NYC October 3rd, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    There you go, CC. Good job.

  243. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    HA HA HA HA HA!

    No matter how that garbage caller behind the dish tried, CC still got out of the inning.

  244. luis October 3rd, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Good inning, but this ump better get his zone right!!!, it hasn’t been fair the whole series

  245. Joe from Long Island October 3rd, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    i’m listening to john and suzyn. what’s smoltz saying?

  246. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Switch to TBS if you haven’t already.

  247. Yogi Mantle October 3rd, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    This umpire must be watching the pitching with his eyes closed, and is just guessing. CC having to strike out Martinez twice, as he did go around and almost every ump would have rung him on that.

    This is just wrong.

  248. randy l. October 3rd, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    hopefully someone in mlb tells that ump bewteen innings he’s being embarrassed on national tv.

  249. Bronx Jeers October 3rd, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Moving to TBS?

    Thank God. Now I can get back to those Law & Order reruns.

  250. qiantom October 3rd, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    If that wasn’t a swing, nothing is a swing.

  251. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Smoltz is still waiting for Melky’s homerun to land. The anticipation is killing him.

  252. RadioKev October 3rd, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    CC is being squeezed, but his breaking stuff is just not right. It hasn’t been for a good chunk of the season.

  253. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    If I was Girardi I would come out to the ump and nicely just ask where those pitches where. The Tiger’s strike has been gigantic in every game this series.

  254. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Listen guys, we got 8 more innings of being cheated like this. Our offense is going to have to do more damage, and CC is going to have to do his best despite being cheated by the league wide anti Yankees conspiracy

  255. Yankee Trader October 3rd, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    No hits no worries.
    Sabathia’s postseason ERA 3.00, Verlander 27.00

    OK back to TBS and the same crappy announcers. Different home plate ump? :)

  256. blackaccord October 3rd, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    wow… the booth has already started about how to prop up detroit… Verlander is fine pitching in 2 days rest whereas sabathia throwing 27 pitches is going to affect him later in the game?? also, detroit knows that verlander is probably going to give up only 2 runs the whole game.. so thats why they are not taking any risks and got the sure outs?? I mean is there any more blatant detroit/verlander love ??

  257. JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Smolts is not a great pitcher,
    He sucks shxxt

  258. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    That Tigers did damage that inning even though they didn’t score by running up pitch count.

  259. luis October 3rd, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Trish,

    It will matter if his pitch count starts to mount, that’s what i don’t like for that sorry excuse of an ump

  260. Pat M. October 3rd, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Derek gets rung up for a lot less violent swing than V-Mart’s offereing…. My my….

  261. ac1 October 3rd, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    what is the point of that stupid strike box on the screen if the announcers aren’t going to acknowledge the strikes not being called..

  262. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    give us the same kind of calls.

  263. randy l. October 3rd, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    “Switch to TBS if you haven’t already.”

    you mean the Totally Bullcrap Station

    amateur hour.

  264. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Pat, QFT.

  265. DocTodd October 3rd, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than a CC fastball to pass through this umps microscopic strike zone…

  266. Red Robin October 3rd, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    What A Surprise .

    C. C. Sabathia struggling in a postseason game.

  267. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    this is why I despise these scumb.g umpires. they try to decide games on their own….against us. Its sickening.

    What??? They didnt call that a strike for Verlander?!

  268. Yogi Mantle October 3rd, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    This turd behind the plate had better give Verlander the same treatment.

  269. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Horrific umpiring so far…..better go both ways.

  270. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    t”his f…king scumbag umpire just cheated CC into 30 pitches. I despise this scumbag worthless umpire”

    Hence the fallacy of records, ERA, and everything else. A pitcher’s ERA is what the umpires decide it should be. They can’t get electronic calls behind the plate soon enough!

    :evil:

    And of course the kool aid drinking broadcasters skip right by that and talk about ALL THE PITCHES CC HAD TO THROW!!! I hate to say it but I despise them too.

    No integrity left in this damned game!

  271. mick October 3rd, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    looks like the HATE element has been exterminated
    but not the stu-P-idity…

  272. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    2-0 count Nick, really?

  273. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Why, Swish?

  274. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    randy, unfortunately, being at Comerica is the only alternative.

  275. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Stupid is as Swisher does.

  276. Red Robin October 3rd, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    You can be sure that Verlander will settle down after than first inning.

  277. DocTodd October 3rd, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    TBS…Tigers Booster Station

  278. qiantom October 3rd, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Baseball is a game that umpire’s impact can be minimized. But MLB chooses to have it amplified as much as possible.

  279. Yankeefran October 3rd, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Man these announcers can’t stop praising the Tigers. You’d never know the Yankees were winning! I miss my Yankee announcers!

  280. RadioKev October 3rd, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Buster_ESPN Buster Olney
    As Sabathia came off the field after that half inning, he motioned to home plate umpire Gerry Davis and asked him about some of the calls.

  281. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    You better not call that a strike.

  282. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Why Nick….2-0 with a marble sized strike zone……need to give CC a breather here.

  283. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Hip f’ing hip!

  284. Yogi Mantle October 3rd, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    I hate having to watch these games with the sound off, but the announcers are so bad, I just can’t stand to hear them.

    Jorge with a hit!

  285. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Jorge en fuego!

  286. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Yeah Po

  287. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Jorge has found the fountain of youth.

  288. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    JORGITO!!!

  289. luis October 3rd, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    HIP HIP!!!

  290. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Posada continues making me eat crow. Awesome to see. The guy is a champion and is playing like it.

  291. randy l. October 3rd, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    pat m-

    jorge is making us look good.

  292. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Dammit Martin.

  293. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    “It will matter if his pitch count starts to mount, that’s what i don’t like for that sorry excuse of an ump”

    luis, I agree! Thank God it’s CC because he’s used to throwing a lot of pitches.

  294. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    And….Russell the DP machine wipes it right out.

  295. Yogi Mantle October 3rd, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Martin. :evil:

  296. RadioKev October 3rd, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    The GDP machine does it again.

    Martin is a great catcher, but that bat is toxic.

  297. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Aggh. The Anti-Christ hits into a double play.

  298. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Ugh Martin.

  299. qiantom October 3rd, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Martin the new dp artist.

  300. Bronx Jeers October 3rd, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Now CC needs one of those innings.

  301. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Great job, Russ. Free Montero!

  302. Yankee Trader October 3rd, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Russell-Occasionally lay off the 1st pitch, unless you can hit it over the infielders for a hit.

  303. P October 3rd, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    again Martin swings at first pitch .. YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING ME

    WTF ????????????

    WHAT A BUM !!!!!

  304. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Great job by Swish and Martin there. CC could have used a brief break.

  305. Poetkiosk October 3rd, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Wow umps strike zone is insane

  306. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Martin looks like a pitcher at the plate batting. Has he not swung at the 1st pitch in any of his at bats? Just brutal.

  307. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Geezus, 2-0 to Swisher, 2-0 to Jorge, chance to run up the count with an ump that isn’t calling strikes and Martin swings at 1st pitch?

  308. ralphfl October 3rd, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Why are we in HACK MODE when the ump will not call a close pitch?

  309. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Martin is a DP machine.

  310. rr212 October 3rd, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    really martin???? the guy should be pulled. why is he swinging at the first pitch every time up?? very annoying.

  311. mick October 3rd, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    swish indeed is an idiot…

  312. Benny Blanco October 3rd, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Single play, double play, triple play. Martin grounds into everything. **sigh**

  313. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    I wish Jorge could still catch semi-effectively and then Jesus could DH.

  314. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 9:10 pm
    Posada continues making me eat crow. Awesome to see. The guy is a champion and is playing like it.
    ///

    phffft. They can crawl on their hands and knees. Losers.

  315. luis October 3rd, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Martin offcourse, he swings at the first pitch…I wonder where is his patience at the plate, because this has been going on for a while now

  316. rr212 October 3rd, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Girardi should have had them taking a strike that inning.

  317. JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Bottom of lineup, is bottom of lineup after all

  318. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    “Baseball is a game that umpire’s impact can be minimized. But MLB chooses to have it amplified as much as possible.”

    Absolutely. It is disgusting, not to mention unfair.

  319. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Jorge can still catch semi-effectively. This team hardly runs a lot. But there’s no sense going there.

  320. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Too bad we can’t see Jones in LF and Montero catching.

    Swish and Martin are totally useless at the plate.

  321. Niblick October 3rd, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Martin has really come to play, hasn’t he?

  322. BBFan October 3rd, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    All we need is for CC to six innings and keep the lead.
    SO RO MO are fully rested and they will take care of the rest.

  323. JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Posada is good

  324. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Martin has to be more patient considering the tiny strike zone. Horrible ab.

  325. stuart a October 3rd, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    another great ab from martin., he swings at the first pitch all the time and loves hitting ground balls to short and 3rd. terrible terrible terrible.

    binder joe would never put the take sign on…..

    get out.. fine. just get out productivly. make their ace throw pitches…….

    clueless…

  326. P October 3rd, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    its like he isnt even trying he has done this at every at bat .. maybe his manager might wanna tell him he cant swing at the first pitch ?

    its beyond absurd at this point.. these managers need to stop sugar coating everything and calling their players out on stuff like that..

    it’s one thing if it was once in awhile but every single at bat he does it !!! *FUMING

  327. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Would have been nice if they had worked some could ts and gave CC a breather.

  328. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    The reason why these umpries are allowed to continue doing this and get away with it is because fans like many of you will ignore the obvious. You’ll accept that there is no conspiracy, when in fact, there is one. The only way something can be done about it is if the fans let the league know that they know whats going on, people from the team letting the league know that they know whats going on. Itll never change until someone is willing to do something.

  329. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Guess the real strike zone just isn’t going to matter. You can see that unless CC gets in the middle of the plate, he ain’t getting calls.

  330. Yankee Trader October 3rd, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Nolan Ryan threw 259 pitches in a 12 inning game in 1974.
    I’m not worried about rubber-armed CC’s pitch count

  331. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    He is not commanding that fastball.

  332. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    If CC’s fastball command doesn’t get better it’s not going to be a long night for him. His pitch count is going to get high very quickly.

  333. BBFan October 3rd, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    CC is not sharp.
    Hopefully he will find his groove soon.
    He is throwing hard though.

  334. Joe from Long Island October 3rd, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    john and suzyn saying that yanks are swinging early because they feel that to wait against verlander will put them 0-2 and 1-2. we’ll see.

  335. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 9:14 pm
    Posada is good
    ///

    You don’t say

  336. UnKnown October 3rd, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Come on CC no more walks.

  337. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    He’s missing, unlike Friday. Hope he didn’t hurt himself when he slipped on the mound.

  338. Benny Blanco October 3rd, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    4 BB??

  339. igotid88 October 3rd, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Get Hughes ready

  340. Bret The Hitman October 3rd, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Good thing Joe used Ayala last night instead of Soriano

  341. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    I hope Phil is ready for a big spot tonight….

  342. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Throw it down the middle…….stop walking guys at the bottom.

  343. Dj October 3rd, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Come on, CC!

  344. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Damn I knew this was going to happen. He looked so sharp in game 1. He has zero fastball command and his breaking stuff isn’t sharp.

  345. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Holy S@#! CC, you better make an adjustment.

  346. randy l. October 3rd, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    with this ump the pitcher needs to pitch for contact.

  347. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    wow i am about to mute this game. I love how the announcers are making it sound like Verlander is pitching a perfect game and CC has given up 5runs. Sheesh….

  348. BBFan October 3rd, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    I think the stupid calls of the Ump are affecting CC’s pitching.

  349. RadioKev October 3rd, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Yankee Trader October 3rd, 2011 at 9:15 pm
    Nolan Ryan threw 259 pitches in a 12 inning game in 1974.
    I’m not worried about rubber-armed CC’s pitch count
    ———

    Do you expect all scientists to be on Einstein’s level?

  350. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    But if Verlander isn’t throw strikes, we shouldn’t be swinging based on reputation.

  351. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Nice!

  352. qiantom October 3rd, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    CC is going down, so are the Yanks.

  353. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Adios, suckers!

  354. Benny Blanco October 3rd, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    thank you!!!

  355. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Justice sometimes does out…

  356. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Huge DP

  357. JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Tbs is upset

  358. UnKnown October 3rd, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Keep those DP”s coming baby.

  359. luis October 3rd, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    The best friend of a pitcher…..DP!!!!

  360. randy l. October 3rd, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    thank you cc,

    make them put the ball in play.

  361. Bret The Hitman October 3rd, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    DOUBLE PLAY!!!

    REALLY needed that one.

  362. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    DP again! Yeah!

  363. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Double plays bailing them out big time…..get another out and then hit for awhile and let CC regroup.

  364. BBFan October 3rd, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    That is one way to guard against the ump, good defense and DPs.

  365. ac1 October 3rd, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    guess he will get around the ridiculous strike zone with double plays

  366. JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Trisha, well said lol

  367. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Nice

  368. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Lol. TBS now saying that Cano’s style would have been called “lackadaisical” in the past.

  369. Bronx Jeers October 3rd, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Remember CC vs the Yanks in the 2007 ALDS? He was kind of like this.

  370. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    K!!!!!!!! C!!!!!!!!!

  371. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Actually Tyler, that’s the one thing tonight they said correctly. But that’s the ONLY thing…

  372. kd October 3rd, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    slider seems to be working for cc…

    hopefully he can build on that

  373. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    “Tbs is upset”

    :lol:

  374. JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    This is a nice k.
    Tbs went silent

  375. Yankee Trader October 3rd, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Joe-

    .277 BA and 7 of 24 homers against Verlander on 0-0 count
    .377 BA on 0-1 count

    Something to swinging early.

  376. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    That’s our C
    ///

    C’mon Gardy, you own Verlander ;).

  377. Bret The Hitman October 3rd, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    6 scoreless from CC would be GOLDEN

  378. mick October 3rd, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    these clowns are praying for cc to implode, little do they know he has guts…he can walk 9 for all i care cuz they aint touchin him

  379. Tarheel In NYC October 3rd, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Beautiful, CC! Even when he’s a little off and getting screwed by the ump, he finds a way.

  380. RadioKev October 3rd, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 9:18 pm
    Lol. TBS now saying that Cano’s style would have been called “lackadaisical” in the past.
    ———

    They’re right. Cano did get a lot of criticism. Hell, he looked lackadaisical in the field for the first half of this season.

  381. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 9:18 pm
    Lol. TBS now saying that Cano’s style would have been called “lackadaisical” in the past.
    ___
    Fluid? Effortless? Obscenely talented… come to mind.

  382. Tarheel In NYC October 3rd, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    What Mick said.

  383. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    sd-

    It might have but those that know him realize that he works just as hard if not harder than anybody on the team off the field.

  384. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    I like the Honus Wagner version better

  385. MG October 3rd, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    if you notice, CC got a pitch outside of the zone away from Avila for a strike.

    Davis sets up on that side of the plate, he doesn’t call the pitches on the other corner.

    You would think that would help Verlander because he can get calls away from the lefties but in his career he’s had some problems with Davis behind the plate.

    it’s 2-0 Yankees, their bullpen is rested, and the Yankees are getting good cuts against Verlander unless he’s throwing 98-100.

    I’m feeling pretty good about this game right now…

  386. Yankee Trader October 3rd, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Joe-

    sorry only .321 BA against verlander on 0-1 count.

  387. Joe from Long Island October 3rd, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    i wonder if the announcers are deliberately playing up detroit to maintain interest from viewers?

    if so, it’s a bad strategy. you should report the game, and play it straight. not try bs tactics like that.

    or, they could just be that bad all on their own.

  388. Bronx Jeers October 3rd, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    TBS now saying that Cano’s style would have been called “lackadaisical” in the past.

    ——————————————

    That’s funny. In the past I would have called this TBS coverage “total crap” . Now I’d say it’s par for the course.

  389. mick October 3rd, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    did one of the clowns say robbie was called LAXidaisical?
    i guess he meant lackadaisical…get the word right if you’re gonna use it…

  390. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    YF I agree. Verlander has been all over the place. Of course he was the same way at Yankee Stadium so it causes me to replay my AL Central theme. :)

    Hopefully the Yankee batters will make the adjustments if he doesn’t settle down and throw first pitch strikes.

  391. daver October 3rd, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Happiness is…muting the TBS broadcasters and listening to the Yankee broadcast on the radio. Much better that listening to a booth of Tiger fans.

  392. mick October 3rd, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    these clowns are just buck and mccarver light…imposters

  393. ralphfl October 3rd, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Got to love when the tiger fans hide in this thread cause they can’t have there own then talk crap then go hide again LOL…And the best way to watch the game is TO MUTE THE TV AND LISTEN TO RAIDO WCBS JOHN S. that is what i am doing not going to let TBS ruin my game the yanks can but not them.

  394. Poetkiosk October 3rd, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    “the damage is done” -TBS (my wife says what damage? They don’t have a hit!)

  395. luis October 3rd, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    GGBG!!!

  396. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    GREAT JOB BRETT!!!!

  397. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Hee hee hee!!!

  398. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    RadioKev October 3rd, 2011 at 9:20 pm
    Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 9:18 pm
    Lol. TBS now saying that Cano’s style would have been called “lackadaisical” in the past.
    ———

    They’re right. Cano did get a lot of criticism. Hell, he looked lackadaisical in the field for the first half of this season.
    ——————————-

    I think fluid is a better word. Lackadaisical implies not caring which has no merit talking about Cano.

  399. MG October 3rd, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    I was wrong, Davis sets up inside with all hitters…

  400. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Nice, Gritner…..now run, run, run.

  401. pkyankfan69 October 3rd, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Verlander… WHAT A CLUTS!!!

  402. randy l. October 3rd, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    very cool english on that bunt !!!

  403. Benny Blanco October 3rd, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    gardy!!!!

  404. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Gritty. Now steal 2nd.

  405. RadioKev October 3rd, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    TBS, uninterested in Gardener’s bunt.

  406. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    The ball deadened brilliantly, so Verlander couldn’t pick it up. :)

  407. Bret The Hitman October 3rd, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    GRITTY!!!

    NOW STEAL

  408. UnKnown October 3rd, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Don’t bunt Girardi. Dont even think about it

  409. Nick in SF October 3rd, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Always a big weapon for Gardner. :grin:

  410. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    i heart Gardy :)

  411. kd October 3rd, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    that was perfect by brett

  412. RadioKev October 3rd, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    *Gardner’s

  413. Yankee Trader October 3rd, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    back to back bunts for hits?

  414. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Verlander probably would have killed Gardner if he threw that at his back.

  415. P October 3rd, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    finally gardner gets a bunt hit .. move that pitchers feet .. SMART MOVE FINALLY !

    I hate Girardi, Tex and Martin !!!!!!!!!!!

  416. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Don’t bunt Derek.

  417. Scared of the Wall October 3rd, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    TBS has never been shy when it comes to piling on the Yankees. At least they dumped Chip Caray. The 2007 ALDS against the Indians was particularly unbearable.

  418. Wang IS Taiwan October 3rd, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    On the broadcast here, they left the announcers’ mikes on and didn’t go to commercial. One of the guys actually said, “CC is having a Scherzer game”. I don’t care if he was referring to CC’s zero runs thus far, Scherzer will NEVER EVER be a CC.

  419. MG October 3rd, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    I’d sure have Gardner running here before Jeter bunts…

  420. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Great Brett!! Please dont bunt him over Derek

  421. Asd October 3rd, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Smart baseball so far from our guys. I’m impressed. That being said, it’s far easier playing with a lead.

  422. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Don’t bunt with Jeter, please. If he steals 2B first, then you can bunt if you must…..

  423. kd October 3rd, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    verlander is not that effective out of the stretch

    a hit by jeter here would put a ton of pressure on him

  424. Joe from Long Island October 3rd, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    randy you got your wish, brett on first and bothering verlander.

  425. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Sorry about the exclamation points excessive, Nick

  426. pkyankfan69 October 3rd, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    That 1-0 curve to Jeter was a ball for CC his firts 2 innings

  427. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Tyler, I agree, but it used to chap my ass watching him go out on pop ups over the shoulder. Now, I know he’s going to make the play but those 1st couple years, I would just scream. Dudes a stud..

  428. filthy slider October 3rd, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Great , a Met & a Brave these guys should broadcast from the Detroit dugout, they’re so anti Yankee

  429. Wang IS Taiwan October 3rd, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Oh, and one of the announcers also said…”look for a bunt here” during the break.

  430. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    all hail Verlander who can do no wrong and is perfect

  431. luis October 3rd, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Just wait for your pitch Jeter

  432. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Damn. He got a great jump.

  433. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Welp, looks like Gardner had a helluva jump there.

  434. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    “I hate Girardi, Tex and Martin !!!!!!!!!!!”

    Yeah because none of them had anything to do with the Yankees being the postseason. 1st base just kind of took care of itself.

    :roll:

    what have you done for me lately?
    Ooo, ooo-ooo, ooo yeah!

  435. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Not what I had in mind…damn, why didn’t they have running…

  436. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Jeter should have taken the pitch when Gardner ran….

  437. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    we got fxxked.

  438. daver October 3rd, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Dp. Darn

  439. Bret The Hitman October 3rd, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Dangit

  440. Dj October 3rd, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Aw, man, that went straight to Cabrera.

  441. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    That hurts

  442. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    what a fail how do you ever have a DP with Gardner on base…..he should have went already

  443. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    ugh

  444. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Crap. That foul ball comes back to bite

  445. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Suck it.

  446. BBFan October 3rd, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Jeter really messed that up. When Gardner was running, he should have taken that ball.

  447. DSJ October 3rd, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    sad

  448. Nick in SF October 3rd, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Recognizing you have a problem is the first step to recovery.

  449. Bret The Hitman October 3rd, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Let’s go CC

  450. RadioKev October 3rd, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 9:26 pm
    Not what I had in mind…damn, why didn’t they have running…
    ——–

    Probably thinking about a throw to first.

  451. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Way to take the pitch Jeter, Garnder was 3/4 of the way there.

  452. mick October 3rd, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    why doesnt jete let gardy steal that base?/!!

  453. P October 3rd, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    this is getting old quick.. this offense is stale .. how many times have they put up 2 runs in the first and that was it ?

    wish we had some life on the offense like Ryan Braun or a Young Jeter :)

  454. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Girardi doesn’t know a hit and run sign, we all know that, so nobody say it was.

  455. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    mick-

    That’s what I was wondering. Jeter swung so late that I wonder if it was a hit and run or if he was protecting Gardner? Kind of puzzled me…

  456. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Yea the 2-1 pitch he could have taken, but he’s aggressive.

  457. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Jetes had to take that pitch.

    It wasn’t even a good pitch to hit. Up and in. Gardner had the base stolen.

  458. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    we just got fxxked out of a potentially big inning

  459. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    If CC can keep putting up zeroes, our pen should be able to take care of the rest.

  460. UnKnown October 3rd, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Get the nine man here CC to start the inning.

  461. mick October 3rd, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    jete saw him go…don’t get it…he had a longer than usual lead, it was obvious to me.

  462. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    P October 3rd, 2011 at 9:28 pm
    this is getting old quick.. this offense is stale .. how many times have they put up 2 runs in the first and that was it ?

    wish we had some life on the offense like Ryan Braun or a Young Jeter
    ———————————-

    You keep mentioning Ryan Bruan like he has a chance to be a Yankee. He’s a Brewer until 2022. Guys like him don’t grow on trees.

  463. Nick in SF October 3rd, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    As for the dubious quality of this broadcast, it’s being sponsored by a Joe Piscopo-sponsored product.

    So what did you expect?

  464. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    And we continue to let Verlander even out that pitch count that was 20 plus in inning 1. Sometimes, the baseball IQ just doesn’t seem to be there with this team, and that is worrisome.

  465. randy l. October 3rd, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    joe form long island-

    i wish he would have bothered him a little more. man, gardner got a bad start for second base mostly because he was watching the first baseman field the ball. with his speed he should have got down there a little faster than that.

  466. mick October 3rd, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Recognizing you have a problem is the first step to recovery.
    =============
    Nick…gamblers anonymous?

  467. qiantom October 3rd, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Offense just in deep funk.

  468. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    If he only puts one on, we avoid Cabrera until next inning.

    Suck it, there goes the no-no…

  469. qiantom October 3rd, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Here is the big inning.

  470. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Going to have to work from the stretch again this inning.

  471. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    thats what happens when CC has to throw the ball right down the middle.

  472. Tarheel In NYC October 3rd, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Let’s play a drinking game…take a shot everytime the TBS announcers mention CC’s 4 walks. We’ll be good and drunk by the 5th inning.

  473. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    “P” is sounding more and more like West Coast Sux fan with every post.

    Just sayin’

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

    Good thing Comerica is a big park.

  474. Yankee Trader October 3rd, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    watch the bunt

  475. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Which announcer is doing the play by play?

  476. randy l. October 3rd, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    make austin jacskon put the ball in play

  477. UnKnown October 3rd, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    watch the bunt from ajax

  478. Benny Blanco October 3rd, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    where are these pitches?? seriously!!!!!

  479. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    there it is. that was a strike.

    you can see that the umpire is in CC’s head.

  480. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    where was that pitch ridiculous

    despite the bad calls…CC’s command is clearly off

  481. Tabbert October 3rd, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Brandon inge… Really? Wow cc is not bringing his a game.

  482. Nick in SF October 3rd, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    “Nick…gamblers anonymous?”

    No, I was responding to C-R-9′s apology.

    I’m long Yankees and I’m not anonymous.

  483. ac1 October 3rd, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    next time joe west whines about the time of games, tell him to watch tape of this home plate ump…

  484. BA October 3rd, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    I know CC is not sharp but he is also getting squeezed BIG time

  485. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Tarheel In NYC October 3rd, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Let’s play a drinking game…take a shot everytime the TBS announcers mention CC’s 4 walks. We’ll be good and drunk by the 5th inning.
    _________________

    lol

  486. luis October 3rd, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    He should be 0-2 according to gameday

  487. JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    I will take tie game into 7th.
    Cc is not sharp tonite

  488. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    “Let’s play a drinking game…take a shot everytime the TBS announcers mention CC’s 4 walks. We’ll be good and drunk by the 5th inning.”

    It would be one thing if they were actually walks. But it makes it that much more aggravating to hear it when they were so bogus!

  489. Yankee Trader October 3rd, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Yes he’s stealing signs from 2nd

  490. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    If I were a non ALDS roster guy, like Cervelli, Id take a tee from inside, bring it out to home plate at the start of our pitching inning and place it on home plate….then say to the HP ump, this is what you wanted, for the Tigers to hit it off a tee.

  491. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Can we ignore the trolls please

  492. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Whew, Leyland is pissed…

  493. qiantom October 3rd, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Pitches on the corners are just not strikes.

  494. Bret The Hitman October 3rd, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    K here please.

  495. BA October 3rd, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Brian Anderson is play by play I believe

  496. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    BA October 3rd, 2011 at 9:32 pm
    I know CC is not sharp but he is also getting squeezed BIG time
    —————————–

    Yep. Both factors are what is hurting him. He doesn’t look great but the pitches he is making aren’t being called.

  497. Tarheel In NYC October 3rd, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 9:33 pm
    “Let’s play a drinking game…take a shot everytime the TBS announcers mention CC’s 4 walks. We’ll be good and drunk by the 5th inning.”

    It would be one thing if they were actually walks. But it makes it that much more aggravating to hear it when they were so bogus!

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

    Precisely! I’m muting and tuning in to John and Suzyn. I can’t stand this.

  498. Potch October 3rd, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    This strike zone is silly-small on CC…

  499. RadioKev October 3rd, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Does this ump have Austin Jackson on his fantasy team? What the hell is this?

  500. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Strike 3. Cheated again. This isnt going to be a favorable game. This umpire fixed this game.

  501. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    These calls blow.

  502. BA October 3rd, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Cmon! Verlander got those calls.

  503. rr212 October 3rd, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    this is so freakin aggravating.

  504. Bret The Hitman October 3rd, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Really need a K here…

  505. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    F O C K

    They’re killing C

  506. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    And you guys were complaining about yesterday’s ump?

  507. ac1 October 3rd, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    how long before girardi or martin lose it on the ump?

  508. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    This ump is killing us. This is a joke.

  509. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I hope the umpire takes one off the head, bad enough to knock him the F out of this game. This is disgusting.

  510. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    TBS says the pitch has to be “all the way in” the “box” ridiculous that’s why its a ball

  511. Yankee Trader October 3rd, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Time for Girardi to get himself thrown out of the game!

  512. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Hate to say it but Joe needs a quick hook with CC tonight

  513. Joe from Long Island October 3rd, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    this strike zone is ridiculous. i dont know what to say

  514. qiantom October 3rd, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    CC just had no chance. Get hit hard or give walks. Ump doesn’t give him a chance.

  515. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    High fastballs CC. pop it up.

  516. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    he’ll bunt now

  517. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    wow

    it would be one thing if Verlander weren’t getting calls off the outside corner

    crazy

  518. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    This guy is going to bunt, and then they’ll hope for a base hit to tie the game.

    The umprie created this opportunity for the Tigers.

  519. Asd October 3rd, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    I love how confused these broadcaster are at the amount of walks cc has given up when they themselves are commenting about the lack of strike calls.

  520. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    I can only pray that justice still keeps coming around. Otherwise this is going to be hugely upsetting.

  521. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 9:35 pm
    And you guys were complaining about yesterday’s ump?
    ________________

    I couldn’t imagine one that could be worse…i was certaintly wrong

  522. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    This ump has to be embarrassed with this performance.

  523. 4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    16 in. K zone !

  524. Bret The Hitman October 3rd, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    K this scrub

  525. Pat M. October 3rd, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    I generally never piss and moan about balls and strikes but this is rough….

  526. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Cant Greg Golson appear from the dugout with bat in hand and attack the umpire??

    This game always is and always will be fixed against us

  527. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    ac1 October 3rd, 2011 at 9:35 pm
    how long before girardi or martin lose it on the ump?
    ——————————–

    I’ll sacrifice Martin lol. Have him get in his face.

  528. luis October 3rd, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    C’mon CC bear down!!

  529. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    CC isn’t locating well…. he needs to clean it up

    but Verlander got the calls – CC needs to get them too

  530. Ken Phelps October 3rd, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    He’s getting squeezed agree… But he’s not sharp at all…

  531. Nick in SF October 3rd, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    I blame the ‘I Like Inge’ commenter more than the umpire.

  532. hardwired7 October 3rd, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    TBS needs to adjust their K zone to reflect only that tiny little square in the middle.

  533. ac1 October 3rd, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Hate to say it but Joe needs a quick hook with CC tonight

    ___

    If cc isnt getting calls, he is the best strike thrower we have..

    Don’t think anyone is coming in from the pen and pitching well with this strike zone…

  534. 4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    I’ve never complained about the K zone this entire yr., but this is ridiculous !

  535. filthy slider October 3rd, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Home plate ump sux

  536. devcon13 October 3rd, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Hes going to be at 100 pitches by the 4th inning at this rate

  537. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    CC will be lucky to get through 5 innings at this pace

  538. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    This is really testing CC. Now it’s a good thing that the bullpen is pretty well rested besides Ayala. CC might not give as much length and its not his fault at all…

  539. RS October 3rd, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    this is such a joke

  540. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    this is so sad….c’mon really to the loser hitters

  541. qiantom October 3rd, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Some umps obviously favor right-handed pitchers, some lefties. We just got one that favors righties.

  542. BA October 3rd, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Forget about Santiago, I am gonna order a code red on the ump!

  543. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    I’ll give up that run if CC can get another DP here.

  544. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Terrible pitch 1-2.

  545. rr212 October 3rd, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    and here we go.

  546. Tar October 3rd, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    The ump last night was calling everything–tonight CC can’t buy a strike. How about a little consistency for the post season! CC has to try and limit the damage here.

  547. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Ken Phelps October 3rd, 2011 at 9:38 pm
    He’s getting squeezed agree… But he’s not sharp at all…
    ———————————–

    His offspeed stuff isn’t sharp but I wonder if the ump isn’t in his head right now.

  548. P October 3rd, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Tigers are doing what we can’t figure out to do..

    there comes a time when you realize this offense is just not that good.

  549. Niblick October 3rd, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    So much for our “ace”.

  550. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Girardi should get thrown out of this game right now. Maybe it will do something.

    We’ve lost this game. Its over. They cheated us repeatedly. He struck out, didnt foul that pitch off. CC has to throw the ball down the middle. I wish this umpire dead. I hope he suffers a blow to the head right now and drops dead on site.

  551. jacksquat October 3rd, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Strike zone is too damn small.

  552. DSJ October 3rd, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Some ace. Sad

  553. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    What a surprise. If CC had to throw enough of them right down the middle, the bast*ards were eventually going to score.

  554. Yankee Trader October 3rd, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Needs a big strikeout here.

  555. qiantom October 3rd, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Game over.

  556. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Still up 2-1. Limit the damage here. Come on CC. Still in the lead.

  557. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    well

    could be the biggest AB of the game here

  558. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Get the bullpen up.

  559. P October 3rd, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    see ya next year .

  560. Bret The Hitman October 3rd, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    0 outs.

  561. stuart a October 3rd, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    this ump is horrible.

    horrible….

    the yanks are going to lose this game, sorry to say. sabathia has nothing and this ump is horrible………….

  562. Tabbert October 3rd, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Meltdown….

  563. filthy slider October 3rd, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    get the hook

  564. Yankee Trader October 3rd, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Do you walk him and hope to get Martinez?

  565. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    CC has had to put eveyr ball down the middle. This is all the umpires. Game over

  566. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    I guess we have troll city here tonight.

    I agree. Ignore the posts that are obviously meant to incite. Because they’re not highly intelligent.

  567. RS October 3rd, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    the Tigers are a high BA team that doesn’t walk a lot outside of Miggy and VMart. If the ump is giving them free passes, it’s going to be really hard to hold them down

  568. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    And so it begins.

  569. JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Ball game is right here.
    Will cc choke?

  570. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Ump totally subverted this game. Absolute BS.

  571. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    just gotta find a way to keep it 2-2

    DP here, please

    or K

  572. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Crap, nowhere to put Cabrera. CC has to man up here….this could be the turning point either way.

  573. RadioKev October 3rd, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Well the game is on the line right here.

  574. Yankeefran October 3rd, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    :(

  575. stuart a October 3rd, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    this umps strike zone is the size of his brain….

    but nah no big deal……….

  576. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    NO THE UMP IS M AKING CC WORK…

    The site is degenerating. I’m out of here

  577. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    how can he make a good pitch when if he isn’t getting any inside outside up down calls….pretty much leaves the middle….sheesh

  578. Angel October 3rd, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    I see. I’m not the only one baffled by the strikezone CC is getting.

  579. ac1 October 3rd, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    really annoying that tbs not acknowledging the lousy strike zone…

  580. Brock October 3rd, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    I can’t believe how awful this ump has been with CC so far. I would never blame an umpire for a game, but he has put Sabathia in an awfully tough position the whole night.

    I love how Smoltz says the “Tigers” are making CC work. It is the ump that is making him work so hard.

    Ugh.

  581. devcon13 October 3rd, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    He will not get out of this inning

  582. DSJ October 3rd, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    fat and sweaty and not an ace

  583. Bring in the Goose October 3rd, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Time to go to Hughes here. CC has nothing and is going to cost us the game.

    Put our offense on ice again why don’t you CC.

    What a crappy performance.

  584. Swishalicious33 October 3rd, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    The ump lost us this series. Sickening. The MLB is a biased joke.

  585. stuart a October 3rd, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    cc got zero pitches on the box. none….

  586. Dj October 3rd, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Yikes, this is very scary.

  587. Niblick October 3rd, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    CC has unfortunately reverted to his early career post-season form.

  588. umbrelladoc October 3rd, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Here’s the effect of the rain. If Scherzer had this tight ump instead of the loose ump yesterday….

  589. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Im gonna find Gerry Davis in the offseason, and Im gonna make him pay for his trangressions tonight. I want to mutilate him limb from limb

  590. randy l. October 3rd, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    how do you pitch when the ump is this bad?

    do you just give in and throw down the middle?

    i seriously think someone needs to go out and get in this umps face and get thrown out.

    but get the umps knowing that he’s the story out there which is never a good thing if you’re an ump.

  591. Dj October 3rd, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    It’s tied, but I’ll take it for the 2 outs.

  592. cs in la October 3rd, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Wow, CC needs to buckle down. But if he gets through this, he’ll be lights out the rest of the way.

  593. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    F–Cabrera

  594. Joe from Long Island October 3rd, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    i’ll take that dp

  595. RS October 3rd, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    DP city

  596. Georgia_in_MS October 3rd, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    I sure miss the YES announcers. It’s hard listening to announcers who don’t want the Yankees to win.

  597. qiantom October 3rd, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Will give up another run here.

  598. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Thatta boy. Get out of this with only two.

  599. pkyankfan69 October 3rd, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    TBS announcers are SOOOOOO dissapointed by the double play.

    Embarrassing.

  600. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    That was the optimal result there.

    STFU DSJ.

  601. Tar October 3rd, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    i’ll take that. Now strand that runner on third CC.

  602. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    get this last out and live for another day, c’mon CC

  603. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    “Meltdown….”

    Seriously? Try having to throw 5 strikes to get a strikeout and see if you meltdown!

  604. Bret The Hitman October 3rd, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Please, CC…

    YES

    2 OUTS

  605. DSJ October 3rd, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    blame the ump – sad

  606. Niblick October 3rd, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Well, AJ’s going to have to be the savior.

  607. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Go have another beer Miguel.

  608. 4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    The ace is behind the catcher. I mean arse !

  609. Yankee Trader October 3rd, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Thank you BD for calling th DP

  610. RadioKev October 3rd, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Big big pitch. If he gets out of this inning without giving up another run, maybe we can build off of that.

  611. JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Hughes?
    Oh no, he will be exposed hard

  612. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    “I sure miss the YES announcers. It’s hard listening to announcers who don’t want the Yankees to win.”

    You bet.

  613. qiantom October 3rd, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Nobody can answer this question of mine: why don’t they let machines call balls and strikes?

  614. njsketch October 3rd, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    cc with a chien ming wang post season performance thus far, aided by friend of detroit, gerry davis

  615. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Uno mas, C.

  616. BBFan October 3rd, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    CC survived the worst.
    Now offense has to give him some rest, by having long at bats and scoring a run or two.
    How about A-Rod homerun….

  617. 4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Ump must have blinked, called one on the corner

  618. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    “i seriously think someone needs to go out and get in this umps face and get thrown out.”

    ————-

    agreed.

    you know CC can’t be happy but he can’t say anything.

    Girardi or even Pena need to let him hear it, get tossed, run out and make a spectacle of the umps strike zone for CC

  619. Bronx Jeers October 3rd, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    P October 3rd, 2011 at 9:41

    see ya next year .

    ————————–

    I hope this means you’re leaving.

  620. RadioKev October 3rd, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    If CC gets squeezed into a walk again, Girardi has to do something. Give Pena the manual and stick your neck out there.

  621. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Way to grind it, C. We have your back.

  622. Tar October 3rd, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Randy

    Did you ever accidently on purpose miss a FB that somehow hit the ump? I wonder if Martin could pull it off. :D

    Good job CC

  623. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    UP THEIRS!

  624. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Not an Ace my ass.

  625. P October 3rd, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    houdini

  626. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    HEY CC did a damn good job considering and the score is tied so no need to panic…..I sure hope these calls get better or at least Verlander get the same ones

  627. Joe from Long Island October 3rd, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    the thing is, CC isn’t throwing the ball badly. it’s the umpire who’s off his game.

  628. Dj October 3rd, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Okay, let’s get some baserunners now.

  629. Brock October 3rd, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    I would take this CC over Hughes any day.

    Did Martinez just hit that ball on the bounce???

  630. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Well the Game is not over. The umpire facilitated the tie game, so our offense will have to go back out there and get more runs.

    We cant let the umpire win. We have to fight and fight til the end.

  631. -Matt- October 3rd, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    That’s our boy

    He got squeezed and hurt by a bloop and he got out of it in nearly-best-case scenario

  632. Bret The Hitman October 3rd, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    2-2

    I’ll take it considering…

    Could’ve lost the series there with the batting champ at the plate.

  633. Phranchise October 3rd, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    You deal with what you can with the zone, but I mean A Jax shouldn’t have been on in the first place. I mean what do you have to lay one in the wheelhouse. Nothing on the corners?????

    Are we going to be tight for both pitchers or are you going to not give CC the outside of the plate but give it to Verlander?

    Yankees need to get some guys on and take the momentum back

  634. P October 3rd, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Bronx Jeers October 3rd, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    P October 3rd, 2011 at 9:41

    see ya next year .

    ————————–

    I hope this means you’re leaving.
    ———————————–

    aww diaper change for wittle bronx guy

  635. Nick in SF October 3rd, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    CC is going to do what he always does, which is fight through the adversity and keep giving the Yanks a chance to win.

    I think Girardi will let him go for a long time, since he isn’t pitching again until Saturday.

  636. DSJ October 3rd, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    burnett to save the season – sad

  637. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    no problem YT :)

    it’s critical that the Yanks don’t go 3 and out here

    gotta let CC rest – CC can still buckle down but gotta let him rest a minute

  638. Angel October 3rd, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    I would love to see Girardi get in the HP umps face. Its absolutely warranted.

  639. RS October 3rd, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    can the offense make Verlander work a little? doesn’t help that all these DP’s are giving CC almost no rest between innings

  640. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Girardi can’t sit on the bench and continue to let this happen. CC has no strike zone to work with. He doesn’t have to get thrown out but Leyland or any veteran manager would never put up with bs.

  641. Tabbert October 3rd, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Give cc one more inning then let the pen take over. D rob can pitch innings.

  642. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Way to step up CC, I gotta say, I expected that to be worse.

  643. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    i feel a Texeria home run i’ve been feeling it all game…that is going to happen

  644. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    “Nobody can answer this question of mine: why don’t they let machines call balls and strikes?”

    I’m all for it. I’m sure they’d have to work out some kinks, like how to even measure the zone with someone not tall enough to reach the plate, like the beantown elf. But I’m sure they could figure it out!

  645. Pat M. October 3rd, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    The only thing worse than the strike zone is what’s going on here…..Game over, see you next year ??? What in the hell is up with that ??? Yanks win this tonigh guys……Maybe the post game environment will improve……Later

  646. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Offense needs to win this game.

    Gotta step it up with the way CC is throwing the ball.

  647. pkyankfan69 October 3rd, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Brock October 3rd, 2011 at 9:45 pm
    I would take this CC over Hughes any day.

    Did Martinez just hit that ball on the bounce???
    —————

    I think so

  648. Wang IS Taiwan October 3rd, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Now put up some runs, Yanks. Go to battle.

  649. Tarheel In NYC October 3rd, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Great recovery, CC. Could easily have been much MUCH worse.

  650. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Verlander has been sitting forever. Let’s have good AB’s here.

  651. Yankee Trader October 3rd, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    63 pitches thru 3. If we can get another run or two soon and CC can go 3 more innings unscored upon, Im still optomistic. Time for A-Rod to step up.

  652. P October 3rd, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    mybe girardi will get fired up …. doubt it his thumb is stuck to his mouth.

  653. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    “# DSJ October 3rd, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    burnett to save the season – sad”

    ————-

    if only we had a way to get rid of people like you and “save” the blog

  654. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    maybe now you people will understand how ive gone C R azy over the years. These umpires do this every postseason, it never fails. and im tired of the injustice.

  655. RadioKev October 3rd, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Cano, A-Rod, Tex and Swisher need to step it up against Verlander. Martin needs to strictly work walks and not put any balls in play.

  656. Wang IS Taiwan October 3rd, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    CaptC — you can’t argue balls and strikes. You get thrown out. Period.

  657. P October 3rd, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Pat M. October 3rd, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    The only thing worse than the strike zone is what’s going on here…..Game over, see you next year ??? What in the hell is up with that ??? Yanks win this tonigh guys……Maybe the post game environment will improve……Later
    ================================

    need a tissue ?

  658. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    “i feel a Texeria home run i’ve been feeling it all game…that is going to happen”

    —————

    Tex needs to show he can lay off the breaking balls in the dirt or he’ll never see a fastball eh cant hit out of hte park.

  659. 4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Tabbert October 3rd, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Give cc one more inning then let the pen take over. D rob can pitch innings.

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

    U R kidding right ?

  660. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    i truly wish we would take pitches and know Verlander is pitching but still….can we try and work the count

  661. Wang IS Taiwan October 3rd, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    …not that I’d mind if Girardi got tossed. He’d still be managing from the clubhouse, though.

  662. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    I’m sure there’s no answer to this one, but how in the name of all that right and good can the umpires continue to get away with this sh*t? Is it that Selig and Gammons are too busy getting drunk together all the time that Selig manages to miss this stuff?

  663. mick October 3rd, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    C got an inside strike…that’s a clue to this umps strike zone
    he can throw 150 pitches tonight

  664. montec24 October 3rd, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Nice condescending “Not in this ballpark” comment from the announcing team.

  665. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    CC isn’t going to continue to get guys out with the stuff he has tonight. Girardi is going to have to consider taking him out soon. The strike zone is a joke and CC has nothing. The offense has to get going. Now that Verlander has settled down they are doing nothing.

  666. Phranchise October 3rd, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Yankees not exactly giving the ump a chance to squeeze Verlander either. Hacking away.

  667. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Don’t bail; just scroll past the trolls.

  668. 4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Teix couldn’t even hit his 89 & 90 change.

  669. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    I feel an Arod dinger coming on.

  670. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Take……..

  671. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Do something Tex.

  672. ac1 October 3rd, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    maybe the yankees will learn to stop swinging the way detroit has….

  673. Phranchise October 3rd, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Nice Arod. Thank you

  674. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    no freaking DP

    lets go!!!!

    step up and double in this run Mark!

  675. rr212 October 3rd, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Wow! someone learns to take pitches. Thanks AROD

  676. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    BB

  677. xcv October 3rd, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    verlander didn’t get the memo that rodriguez blows

  678. mick October 3rd, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Put in a call to Dr. Questec…

  679. ac1 October 3rd, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    or swing at everything…

  680. BA October 3rd, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Surprise surprise, Yankees got a few close calls on ARods AB

  681. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    4 pitch walk for the almighty one (apologies to Mo).

  682. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Teix is at least trying to go opposite. It will come.

  683. P October 3rd, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    lol @ tex the bum first pitch out

  684. Nick in SF October 3rd, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    “P October 3rd, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    aww diaper change for wittle bronx guy

    P October 3rd, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    need a tissue ?”

    Does your father know you’re posting stuff like that? I always enjoyed his insights, but I wonder what he would say to those comments.

    Lost, you out there?

  685. Phranchise October 3rd, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Damn Tex hit that well, opposite field too.

  686. DocTodd October 3rd, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Demon Young is one fat…..

  687. Benny Blanco October 3rd, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    thanks for working the count mark!

  688. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Texeria just saw this guy throw 4 straight pitches out of the K zone and he swings at the first one he sees. That makes since of course

  689. RadioKev October 3rd, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Good God, liner the other way caught. I hope this isn’t one of those nights.

  690. qiantom October 3rd, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Not hitting and no luck. Don’t see how we can win this game.

  691. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    chance for Swish to shut some people up here :)

  692. rr212 October 3rd, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    And then there is that. team is seriously brain dead.

  693. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Pat M, you’re the person we need here, not the trolls who are trying to incite crap! Stay here please.

  694. pkyankfan69 October 3rd, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Why didn’t they talk about shut down innings after the Yanks scored their runs.

    What a joke they are

  695. daver October 3rd, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Way To work the count Tex

  696. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    NOT A STRIKE!!!!

  697. Wang IS Taiwan October 3rd, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    It’s also very physically taxing on CC when he’s not getting calls.

    The big bear looked so relaxed on the bench just now…yawning. Love CC.

  698. Phranchise October 3rd, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Ok, really Verlander got that pitch?

  699. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    I want to see CC get that same pitch right there to Swisher!

  700. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    FU ump, you d bag.

  701. BA October 3rd, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Swish needs a 10 pitch AB here.

  702. 4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Teix is at least trying to go opposite. It will come.

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

    Let’s hope !

  703. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    AS much a strike as C’s were/

  704. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    They won’t win this series if Tex and Swish continue to struggle. The offense has gone to sleep since the 1st inning and the DP’s killed them.

  705. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Wang, me too.

  706. Phranchise October 3rd, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    That was in Swish’s wheelhouse and Verlander missed his spot. Damn

  707. ac1 October 3rd, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    really?

    maybe show how far that was off the plate?

  708. luis October 3rd, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    What a joke!!, that was outside

  709. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    This umpire is a complete joke.

  710. BA October 3rd, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    R u kidding me with the location of that pitch

  711. Dj October 3rd, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Oh Swish, that was terrible.

  712. montec24 October 3rd, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Not a strike.

  713. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    That is not a strike

  714. Angel October 3rd, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Amazing how u can get outs when u are getting calls. SMH.

  715. DocTodd October 3rd, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Lord this ump is dreadful

  716. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    somebody has got to do something about this HORRIBLE calls….why would Swish swing at that it wasn’t anywhere near the strike zone…..$#@^@%$!

  717. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    it’s comical how much of a tool this guy is making himself look like on national TV.

  718. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    In the other batters box. NOT A STRIKE!!

    And Joe Girardi doesnt argue, just sits there. He got tossed in meaningless games against the Rays

  719. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Gotta be swinging at that. Of course when CC throws that, it’s a ball.

  720. pkyankfan69 October 3rd, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    WHAT A F’N JOKE.

    Not a shot in hell CC gets that strike tonight

  721. Phranchise October 3rd, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Oh boy. So what did we learn here. Verlander will get the outside pitches called a strike, but CC won’t against righties?

  722. Benny Blanco October 3rd, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    where is this strike zone tonight??

  723. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    And here is starts. Instead of putting the blame where it lies tonight, let’s start kicking the Yankees.

    :roll:

  724. Poetkiosk October 3rd, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    I don’t see a lot of trolling in this thread just frustrated fans

  725. Joe from Long Island October 3rd, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    now he finds the outside strike?

    gerry davis not having a good game, not at all.

  726. devcon13 October 3rd, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    I thought if it doesnt go in the box its not a strike??? right Ron Darling!!!!!!!!! OMG Pathetic

  727. daver October 3rd, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Wtf? That was outside and ump calls it strike 3 to swisher! It’s the tigers and ump vs the Yankees! Bulls$&@!

  728. ctyankeefan. October 3rd, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    I wonder if any of the players realize Verlander is getting called strikes where CC us getting balls…. Id be pissed.

  729. Potch October 3rd, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Seriously, if CC had gotten that same pitch Verlander just got, he’d have NO walks…

  730. Ken Phelps October 3rd, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Cc needs like an 8 pitch inning… And no more walks to Austin Jackson!!!

  731. Asd October 3rd, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Funny how all the strikes there weren’t “completely in the box” and yet were strikes.

  732. jacksquat October 3rd, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    That last strike call was absolute bs! :mad:

  733. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    It seems like the Tigers are paying the umps in this series

  734. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Im just thinking of dismantling Davis limb from limb this winter. I need to make this criminal pay for what he’s done tonight. I need to. He needs justice.

  735. GreenBeret7 October 3rd, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    teixeira tried to bushwhack Verlander and almost got him. No problem since he wasn’t going to see much better in that at bat.

  736. umbrelladoc October 3rd, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Gee that last strike wasnt all the way in the box, it was all the way out of the box.

  737. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    “Oh boy. So what did we learn here. Verlander will get the outside pitches called a strike, but CC won’t against righties?”

    That’s exactly what we learned.

  738. Dj October 3rd, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    I hope CC can hold them down this inning…then we can come back.

  739. 4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    P October 3rd, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    lol @ tex the bum first pitch out

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

    Go tuck yourself in !

  740. devcon13 October 3rd, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Cant use the box theory anymore TBS!!!!!!!

  741. rr212 October 3rd, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    just doesn’t look like its in the cards tonite. everything is going against them. very annoying and frustrating.

  742. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Girardi needs to grow a effin pair. Just cuz you got braces doesn’t mean your 12 Girardi, show back your club retard.

  743. backbench October 3rd, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Ladies and Gentlemen,

    You are seeing one of MLB’s ugly sides tonight. An in depth study this summer documented that umps give the benefit of the doubt on a pitch thrown by a pitcher of the same race. And the opposite result was also documented.

    Just the facts. Sorry.

  744. luis October 3rd, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    We are playing against ten tonight

  745. randy l. October 3rd, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    “Did you ever accidently on purpose miss a FB that somehow hit the ump? I wonder if Martin could pull it off.”

    the catcher really can’t fight with the ump as much as you want to sometimes.

    i’d tell the ump i had to go talk to the damn pitcher and tell him if he didn’t start throwing strikes he was out of there.

    then i’d get to the mound and say to the pitcher that a%^%$ hole ump is squeezing you.

    then i’d get back to the ump and say i told that a#$%hole to throw strikes.

    i’d make it like me and the ump were on the same team trying to get my pitcher to throw strikes.

    it worked more often than not .

    i don’t know what i’d do with this guy. he has to know that the balls that get the black are strikes, but he just doesn’t care.

    it’s really an embarrassment to baseball that an ump is allowed to ruin a match up like this.

  746. Yankee Trader October 3rd, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    chance for Swish to shut some people up here
    ——————————
    BD- No such luck!

  747. ac1 October 3rd, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Cc needs like an 8 pitch inning… And no more walks to Austin Jackson!!!

    __

    has to get a call first…

  748. stuart a October 3rd, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    tex tries to bushwhack everyone and it almost never works. tex’s approach is horrible.

    gery davis is blind. this ump is horrible…..

  749. joeman October 3rd, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    need a quick inning here

  750. Yogi Mantle October 3rd, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    There should be a way to protest games that have such horrible umpires calling the game. The players can’t argue balls and strikes, yet these turds are horrible with what they keep calling.

    It really is sickening that the umpires are allowed to do this with no recourse.

  751. Tar October 3rd, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    That last pitch was a great pitch and should have been called a strike. But CC also needs to get that call.

  752. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    you can’t argue balls and strikes. You get thrown out. Period.
    ————

    That is such bs. You can come out after the inning and just ask where those pitches are and if you do it nice you won’t get thrown out. Girardi can’t continue to let this happen to his ace. Leyland would NEVER allow this to happen to his ace.

  753. DocTodd October 3rd, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    What, does the ump think we are playing Boston???

  754. Phranchise October 3rd, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    How can you not give him the inside pitch either then?

  755. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    That would be a strike for Verlander

  756. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    “I don’t see a lot of trolling in this thread just frustrated fans”

    When you’ve posted here long enough you know the difference. There’s definite trolling.

  757. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    You could sense the deflation inside the “unbiased” analyst press box as that went foul.

  758. rr212 October 3rd, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    same excact f’ing pitch.

  759. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    literally same pitch Verlander struck Swish out on pitch #2 this at bat…called a ball

  760. joeman October 3rd, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    lets stop putting the blame on the ump

  761. Dill Pickler October 3rd, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    This is a postseason ump? I thought they were supposed to use the best? This guy is either blind or a homer. Girardi should have got himself tossed out on that Swisher strike call. Sabathia’s getting squeezed beyond belief and that homer gives Verlander a pitch that far outside? Ridiculous. Get off your *** Joe!

  762. Potch October 3rd, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Hey, that pitch was exactly where Verlander’s strike call was… AND IT WAS A BALL FOR CC…

  763. Ken Phelps October 3rd, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Too much nibbling

  764. Daniel in Toronto October 3rd, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    I cannot understand why Teixeira generally gets a pass on this site. He has been absolutely terrible this year and he has probably the worst approach on the team.

    Verlander throws 4 straight balls to A Rod… and Tex thinks it’s a good idea to flail away at the first pitch he sees? It makes no sense, and the pop up to left was beyond predictable.

    I just can’t stand watching him hit this season. It is legitimately cringeworthy.

  765. RMS October 3rd, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    MG – IMO Velander pitching in the AL East would not have the record he has coming out of the AL Central,

    ——————————————————————————————————
    CC pitched for the Indians and the Brewers. Not exactly the AL East and he has done quite well for the Yankees.

    ——————————————————————
    CC not sharp tonight but the home plate umpire is not giving either pitcher strikes.

  766. Jdiddyshownopitty October 3rd, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    safe@gerrydavis.com

    here is his email if you want to tell him how you feel about his job tonight:)

  767. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Nobody is paying the umpires. Get that conspiracy out of your heads. Nobody needs to pay these hacks. They do what they do because the Yankees are the Evil Empire. The Evil Empire that makes MLB thrive, but the Evil Empire

  768. NYYanksFan October 3rd, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Verlander showing A-Rod more respect than Yankee fans.

  769. Ken Phelps October 3rd, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    joeman says:
    October 3, 2011 at 9:57 pm
    lets stop putting the blame on the ump
    —–

    Agree!!! He’s not good but still…

  770. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    “lets stop putting the blame on the ump”

    go soak your head

  771. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    gotta love the boys for there D, good play A-rod

  772. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    This game is going to be tough to win if it continues to be called like this. If the Yanks pull this out, then I think they roll tomorrow because this is a gut check game.

  773. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Niiice, Alex.

  774. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Regardless of the strike zone CC needs to start getting swings and misses with 2 strikes.

    He’s not putting batters away.

  775. daver October 3rd, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Tex six as a hitter

  776. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    I guess Jerry Davis wants to be the story of this game instead of the ace matchup

  777. BJK October 3rd, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    RMS October 3rd, 2011 at 9:58 pm
    ——————————————————————
    CC not sharp tonight but the home plate umpire is not giving either pitcher strikes.

    —————————————————————————

    Exactly. Neither pitcher is getting the calls. Aside from Verlander.

  778. joeman October 3rd, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 9:58 pm
    “lets stop putting the blame on the ump”

    go soak your head

    ——————————————-
    OK

  779. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    That’s it, C.

  780. MS October 3rd, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    CC CANNOT give up another run.

  781. Phranchise October 3rd, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    You can’t put hitters away if you don’t get strike calls. I think that is pretty obvious.

  782. Dj October 3rd, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Hey, at least it’s not Joe West…I think people would be going even more insane if he was umpiring this one.

  783. BJK October 3rd, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 9:59 pm
    Regardless of the strike zone CC needs to start getting swings and misses with 2 strikes.

    He’s not putting batters away.

    —————————————————————————-

    Tough to get swings and misses when you have to groove it down the middle to get a call.

  784. Daniel in Toronto October 3rd, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    I would actually love to see Teixeira move down to 7th or something. It’s one thing to struggle, it’s a totally different thing to just not have any kind of sensical approach to your at bats. It’s like he’s just not into it. I don’t get it.

  785. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    LGY, the guy is pitching on short rest. The least he should have is a fair game called.

    That said, it appears he’s settling down.

    The best news of all will be the Yankees taking this game in spite of the absolutely horrendous calls.

  786. rr212 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Get this last out CC. Let’s go!

  787. Tar October 3rd, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Randy

    Makes sense, get him on your side.

    Not only is this ump terrible, but he is also the opposite ( at least to CC) of what the ump called last night. No consistency at all in the strike zone. MLB should be embarassed.

  788. Yankee Trader October 3rd, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Joe Girardi interviewed:

    What he’s really thinking. “The ump is really screwing CC over.”

  789. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    I’ve been waiting all night for Martin to call a high fastball.

    Everything he has called is down. Need to change eye levels more.

  790. Ken Phelps October 3rd, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Daniel in Toronto says:
    October 3, 2011 at 9:58 pm
    I cannot understand why Teixeira generally gets a pass on this site. He has been absolutely terrible this year and he has probably the worst approach on the team.

    Verlander throws 4 straight balls to A Rod… and Tex thinks it’s a good idea to flail away at the first pitch he sees? It makes no sense, and the pop up to left was beyond predictable.

    I just can’t stand watching him hit this season. It is legitimately cringeworthy.
    ——

    He has not gotten a pass… Yank fans down on him… He hit the ball hard but that was a bad at bat following a walk

  791. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    wow – CC got a call!!!

  792. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    a rare corner call for CC

  793. ac1 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    finally he got that call where verlander did

  794. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Uno mas, C

  795. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Dang, we got a call outside the TBS box…

  796. Joe from Long Island October 3rd, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    for some reason, davis hasn’t loosened up his definition of a strike.

  797. rr212 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    whoa! he got the outside pitch called a strike!

  798. Dill Pickler October 3rd, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    “CC not sharp tonight but the home plate umpire is not giving either pitcher strikes.”

    What do you call that strike 3 call on Swisher?

    I can see calling that if you have a liberal strike zone. Even a normal strike zone, for both pitchers. But this guy’s strike zone for CC is the size of a postage stamp. And he calls that b.s. a strike for Verlander?

  799. rr212 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Maybe this is where the game turns in our favor

  800. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    LGY, he’s not putting batters away because the umpire is in his head.

    Davis wont be the story, so long as he cheats us. Because nobody will care. Davis wants to decide the game against us.

  801. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Strike 1 too Avila was one of the worst pitches that CC has thrown all night….

  802. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Nice inning, C.

  803. Daniel in Toronto October 3rd, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Point to ponder:

    Why did the Yankees totally change their patient approach after the first inning? Verlander was almost up to 25 pitches after 1 inning… and now he’s at 50 and we’re headed to the 5th. It makes NO SENSE. NONE.

  804. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Let’s go boys, get after it…

  805. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    beautiful CC, you are a warrior you got this!!!! now lets go F up Verlander

  806. joeman October 3rd, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    just what was needed

  807. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Good inning for the Big Man.

  808. Tarheel In NYC October 3rd, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Great inning for CC! He’s amazing. I love so much about him.

  809. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    77 pitches for C.

  810. randy l. October 3rd, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    now that outside slider by sabthia to the lefty was called a strike and missed totally .

    will the ump call it again?

    if he does that’s something to work with.

  811. Bret The Hitman October 3rd, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    There we go…

  812. willwill October 3rd, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    We need to get montero to play a different position. Perhaps some time at 1st? Tex is pretty good, that’s the problem both our 3rd and 1b are decent at their position… outfield right field?

  813. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    CC for 2 more innings

    Soriano, Robertson, Mariano

    4-2 Yanks

    gotta get to Verlander for a couple more here….

  814. rr212 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Wake up offense!!!!

  815. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    It seems like the ump only calls strikes off the right side of the plate. But pitches right down the middle are balls…makes sense.

  816. Ken Phelps October 3rd, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Good inning!! Still has throw too many pitches.. Glad bullpen is rested!! Hopefully they left Ayala at the hotel!!

  817. Bronx Jeers October 3rd, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Maybe CC stared down the devil with that Cabrera DP last inning.

  818. lil m October 3rd, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Ok CC – giving your your team a chance.

  819. qiantom October 3rd, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Ump just has a relatively big right side, which is the inside of right hand hitters. CC does not pitch much to that side. Ump has a tiny left side which is the outside corner for right-handed hitters and CC has got zero calls on that side.

  820. RSM October 3rd, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    In fairness, I think the zone has been tight for both pitchers. Yankees need to be more patient at the plate and stop helping Verlander.

  821. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    It’s not all the ump guys.

    The umps has been horrible but CC has not been sharp at all.

    That said, he looked much better than inning.

  822. umbrelladoc October 3rd, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Someone has it. Davis is giving the outside sttike to lefties, but not righties.

  823. mick October 3rd, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    CC is settling in…too amped up before…72 pitches after 4 not bad…getting the outside corner to leftys, inside to rightys

  824. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    wow, CC got a strike call against Avila. That one call isnt gonna save you, Gerry Davis.

  825. Joe from Long Island October 3rd, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    who was the ump in game 7, ’97 ws, who called everything a strike?

    randy, wasn’t that livan who got like 18 ks that game?

  826. Asd October 3rd, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Come on guys, were nearing the Verlander tunnel end and not losing! We can do this!

  827. Daniel in Toronto October 3rd, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    He hit the ball HARD? You consider that Teixeira hitting the ball HARD? A lazy fly ball to medium depth left field… man, how the mighty have fallen.

  828. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Come on Yanks! Nice job CC! Huge bounce back inning. Lets get to this guy. A little bottom o the order magic starting with Mr. Posada!

  829. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    God bless him. If there is justice in the game, the Yankees will find a way to ram the ball right down Verlander’s throat – or hit it into the outfield and have it drop, anyway.

    It takes a lot to have my blood pressure rise, but this sh*t definitely does it.

    GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!!

  830. willwill October 3rd, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Can’t get anything off verlander if you keep swinging at his crap that would be a ball if they took

  831. RadioKev October 3rd, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    CC just needs two more scoreless innings to turn it over to the bullpen.

  832. Daniel in Toronto October 3rd, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Asd,

    He’s thrown less than 50 pitches. We’re not nearing the end of anything unless the guys start taking some pitches.

  833. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    I dont care that CC isnt sharp. These umpires cant get away with these criminal acts any longer. And how about the number of extra pitches has thrown b/c of the umpire, and how the bad pitches have affected him mentally. He made a gesture at that criminal Davis at the end of the 1st inning

  834. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    “Strike 1 too Avila was one of the worst pitches that CC has thrown all night….”

    —————

    It was a great pitch – sweeping slider just off the outside corner.

    I hope he can land that Avila all night. Problem is he’s the only lefty.

  835. charlestonchew October 3rd, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Does anyone else wish that Montero was in the lineup?

    Martin is killing us.

  836. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    RSM October 3rd, 2011 at 10:03 pm
    In fairness, I think the zone has been tight for both pitchers. Yankees need to be more patient at the plate and stop helping Verlander.
    ————————————

    I would be fine with it if it was tight for both pitchers. It would be frustrating but fair. Verlander has gotten far more calls off the outside corner than CC has. Maybe it’s because he’s righthanded and the ump is picking up the ball better. I don’t know but it’s not even.

  837. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    “In fairness, I think the zone has been tight for both pitchers”

    Did you see the outside calls Verlander got that were called balls when CC threw them to the same outside spot, opposite side?

  838. Yankee Trader October 3rd, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Yes Joe that was Livian hernandez against the Braves. Have to look up his name

  839. charlestonchew October 3rd, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Posada could go deep…

  840. Nick in SF October 3rd, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    I know it’s getting a little crazy in here but remember: When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.

  841. lil m October 3rd, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Yankee offense needs to get going . . . need more runs and the bullpen ready

  842. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Verlander going right at Posada.

    Can’t be patient if he wants to throw fastballs down the middle.

  843. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    BD-

    It was a great pitch but it was actually probably farther out of the zone than a lot of the balls that have been called tonight. I loved the pitch but I found it humorous that it was a strike when some fastballs that were painted weren’t called.

  844. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Fastball right down the middle..Swing the bat!!!

  845. Daniel in Toronto October 3rd, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    That was one of the worst at bats I’ve seen in my entire life.

  846. Red Robin October 3rd, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Yankee pitchers better not give up any more runs,

    because you know (!) Verlander will not give up any more run(s) (!).

  847. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Tyler,

    agreed.

  848. Scared of the Wall October 3rd, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Posada, you gotta lift the bat off your shoulder.

  849. montec24 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    And that’s the main problem about taking pitches.

  850. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Can’t complain about those 3. Those were in the heart of the zone.

  851. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    “What a beautiful pitch.”

    Apparently CC hasn’t thrown any that were beautiful…

  852. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Jorge was completely baffled there. He was better off swinging aggressively.

  853. JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Verlander is dealing now

  854. MS October 3rd, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    terrible at bat.

  855. Wang IS Taiwan October 3rd, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Wow. Leyland barely moves his mouth when he speaks.

  856. Asd October 3rd, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    They’ve gotta start swinging at the first pitch again.

  857. RadioKev October 3rd, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Russell Martin has no business swinging the bat. It does us no good.

  858. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    just filthy

    gotta hope he makes a msitake and punish him

  859. Brock October 3rd, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Verlander getting better as the game goes on. Let’s hope CC does the same.

  860. Dj October 3rd, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Ouch, this inning is painful. Hopefully Verlander gets tired soon.

  861. Daniel in Toronto October 3rd, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    This inning would almost be funny if this game wasn’t almost a must-win.

  862. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Verlander is dealing now.

  863. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    I would of loved to see Montero against Verlander’s fastball.

    Martin is totally useless at the plate and basically has no chance. Just brutal…

  864. randy l. October 3rd, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    “randy, wasn’t that livan who got like 18 ks that game?”

    livan? never heard of him.

    ask gb7

    he’s so old he remembers all that old stuff :)

  865. joeman October 3rd, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Verlander is dealing…not good

  866. JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    See, that’s why cc should have pitched yesterday to go 2-0

  867. Nick in SF October 3rd, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Leyland didn’t move his mouth because he had a cigarette in it.

  868. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    They called the swing on that one!!!!!

    These f…king scumbags.

    This game has the writing on the wall. Verlander is dominating, in large part to the large strije zone.

    Whoever said “in fairness, the umpire’s strike zone has been small for both pitchers” I wish you dead.

  869. Yankee Trader October 3rd, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    JOE-

    Eric gregg was the umpire who gifted Hernandez with 15 strikeouts

  870. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    The Yanks need to sneak Montero into Martin’s uniform at the plate and then switch them back so Martin can catch lol.

  871. qiantom October 3rd, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Verlander unhittable now. Game over.

  872. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    oh the great one…..how awesome is Verlander and his no-hitter tonight….oh wait he’s given up 2

  873. MS October 3rd, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    we’re screwed. the bats have gone silent yet again.

  874. Brock October 3rd, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Not a single batter that inning had a clue what they were doing up there during those at-bats. Verlander was just nasty.

  875. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Trader-

    I was too young to remember that game live but I remember watching it on ESPN Classic. Livan was throwing balls like a foot off the plate outside lol.

  876. MS October 3rd, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    this is a disgrace.

  877. Asd October 3rd, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Crap. We might be in trouble now.

  878. theREALkevin October 3rd, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    And Montero rots away on the bench

  879. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    They look like they have no chance now. They have to stop taking so many fastballs and trying to work the count.

    Now it’s see fastball swing…

  880. joeman October 3rd, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Gardner is a waste

  881. Angel October 3rd, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    I do not lose my temper at games at all and it takes a lot to make me mad at a Yankee game. But I am dangerously close to throwing something at the TV.

  882. 4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    charlestonchew October 3rd, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Does anyone else wish that Montero was in the lineup?

    Martin is killing us.
    ===================================================

    Not really against the Cy Young winner. Maybe PH later. And we NEED Martin behind the plate.

  883. rr212 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    time to start tipping the cap. he is looking pretty nasty right now.

  884. Bret The Hitman October 3rd, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    WOW.

    We’re in trouble.

  885. BA October 3rd, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    I must admit that was impressive

  886. Asd October 3rd, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    All three at bats first pitch fastball down the middle. Gotta swing at those first pitches.

  887. JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Cc vs. Verlander, advantage is on verlander,
    But cc has advantage against any other tiger pitcher.

    Joe is not a creative person.

  888. Tar October 3rd, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    That was an impressive damn inning. I hope he doesn’t have too many more of those.

  889. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    I love how Verlander, probably the best pitcher in baseball this year, is dealing

    and it’s the hitters who are “terrible” and “absolute waste”

    did you expect the game to be 12-10?

    It’s a pitcher’s duel – and the Yanks need to grind out a win.

  890. Dj October 3rd, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Come on, CC! Another scoreless please…at least we are at the top of the batting order next inning, maybe we can get something going.

  891. Nick in SF October 3rd, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Chill, people. Eric Chavez is looming.

  892. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Our guys are up there hacking because every pitch is a strike.

    Its truly sad when an umpire is allowed to decide a game like this, and nothing will ever be done.

  893. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    That was pretty dominating stuff. They probably are going to have to swing early in the count. Getting behind 0-2 is a death sentence the way he’s throwing right now.

  894. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    “Verlander unhittable now. Game over.”

    “we’re screwed. the bats have gone silent yet again.”

    Opposite sides of the same coin it would seem. I guess you guys are going to watch something else?

  895. Bronx Jeers October 3rd, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Verlander threw 1 ball that inning.

    #minorvictoriescountassomethingtoo

  896. Jdiddyshownopitty October 3rd, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    take it easy guys he had a good inning, cc need to do the same

  897. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Verlander led all 3 hitters off with 97mph fastballs down the middle.

    Yanks just need to adjust.

  898. RadioKev October 3rd, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Jeter, Granderson, and Cano have to grind out their next at bats. Slow this guy down.

  899. Ken Phelps October 3rd, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    You guys sound like the game is lost!!! Really!! Yanks will be fine!! And stop crying about umps..

  900. subwaygirl October 3rd, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Any team whose fans wave hankies or towels do not deserve to win in the PS.

  901. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    I say give Andruw a few AB’s against those fastballs. Screw the left right thing.

  902. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    He’s looking pretty nasty because every pitch he gets is a strike. That kind of helps the confidence and eases the early inning trouble, dontcha think??!?!?! Jerkoff

  903. Kelvin October 3rd, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Maybe we’ll get an andruw Jones sighting?

  904. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    “I love how Verlander, probably the best pitcher in baseball this year, is dealing

    and it’s the hitters who are “terrible” and “absolute waste”

    did you expect the game to be 12-10?

    It’s a pitcher’s duel – and the Yanks need to grind out a win.”

    Yep

  905. qiantom October 3rd, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Umps decide the outcomes of games a lot of times. You cannot convince me that CC is not still leading by 2 runs if the ump has a normal strike zone.

  906. joeman October 3rd, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    pitch count is low …CC has to match him

  907. austinmac October 3rd, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    With due respect to Andrew Miller, that was as good of an inning as I have seen.

  908. igotid88 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    We should’ve taken advantage when Verlander was in a corner

  909. theREALkevin October 3rd, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Giving all the credit when they take strike 3 twice? 3 k’s swinging, fine, but swing the f’ing bat

  910. Ken Phelps October 3rd, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Nick in SF says:
    October 3, 2011 at 10:11 pm
    Chill, people. Eric Chavez is looming.

    ——-

    Great post!!! Lol!!! Maybe another walk to Austin Jackson???

  911. GreenBeret7 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Ken Phelps October 3rd, 2011 at 9:58 pm
    joeman says:
    October 3, 2011 at 9:57 pm
    lets stop putting the blame on the ump
    —–

    Agree!!! He’s not good but still…

    ————————————————————————————————————————————————-

    Davis hasn’t been good enough to just be bad.

  912. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    It must be pretty easy to dominate when eveyr pitch is called a strike for you

  913. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Once you get past Arod the lineup is brutal. You can’t win in the post season with so many automatic outs. I hate to say it but if CC gives up another run this team is in trouble. Verlander is dealing and his pitch count is very low. At this point he is throwing a complete game.

  914. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    austinmac October 3rd, 2011 at 10:12 pm
    With due respect to Andrew Miller, that was as good of an inning as I have seen.
    ———————————————

    Blasphemy!

  915. BBFan October 3rd, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Shutup John Smolz.

  916. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    “take it easy guys he had a good inning, cc need to do the same”

    Yep

  917. joeman October 3rd, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Ken Phelps October 3rd, 2011 at 10:12 pm
    You guys sound like the game is lost!!! Really!! Yanks will be fine!! And stop crying about umps..
    ——————————-
    someone will tell you to go soak your head..

  918. Red Robin October 3rd, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Amazing. The Yankees hitters didn’t do anything to break up Verlander’s rhythm.

    They are just taking it — just like they were taking it against Kenny Rogers and Jeremy Bonderman in 2006.

  919. luis October 3rd, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    We need to hold them off on this inning we will get to Verlander in the next inning.

    ASD,

    The next inning you have to take the first pitch because he is going to change his pattern again

  920. qiantom October 3rd, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    CC has no confidence in his fastball now.

  921. RR October 3rd, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Lets hope AJ is good tomorrow. This game looks hopeless

  922. randy l. October 3rd, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    cc throws two pitches to the same spot so you only see one circle.

    ones a strike and ones a ball.

    this ump sucks.

  923. Joe from Long Island October 3rd, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    ah, yes, eric gregg……memories……

    this ump is no eric gregg. just bad.

  924. Brappy55 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    This game is beyond frustrating. A 2-0 lead vs. Verlander with our “Ace” on the mound, and he’s pitched like AJ Burnett instead of CC. I want to believe we’ll win this….but in all honesty, I’d be surprised.

  925. RR October 3rd, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Tex looks clueless at the plate

  926. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    theREALkevin October 3rd, 2011 at 10:12 pm
    Giving all the credit when they take strike 3 twice? 3 k’s swinging, fine, but swing the f’ing bat
    ===================================

    When you are geared up for 98 and he throws an 84 mph hook, sometimes it is hard to get the bat off the shoulder lol.

  927. Brock October 3rd, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Well, we can expect to see Verlander the entire game. They are going to have to find a way to grind out some runs and, if last inning is any indication, that is a heck of a lot easier said than done.

  928. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    this little f..king turd Brandon Inge. I despise this guy, and every piece of crap on this team.

  929. qiantom October 3rd, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Inge on base, CC done.

  930. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    CC can’t put anyone away.

    This is not the ump. He doesn’t have it.

  931. RR October 3rd, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    CC sucks not the ump

  932. hardwired7 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    “Any team whose fans wave hankies or towels do not deserve to win in the PS.”

    this x ∞

  933. UnKnown October 3rd, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Shoot, CC has to get us through this 5th somehow. Pitch around this here CC. Season is hanging in the balance.

  934. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    I wish the Red Sox were in the playoffs so they could torch this worthless turd Verlander for 10 runs in 2 innings, as they get all the pitches in their favor.

  935. qiantom October 3rd, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    CC does not throw fastballs any more.

  936. Ken Phelps October 3rd, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    The dreaded Austin Jackson walk??? Lol

  937. Triple Short of a Cycle October 3rd, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Inge hitting 197 this year

  938. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Really, Brandon Inge with two hits?

    Shut up TBS, CC will throw 120 as long as he’s getting outs.

  939. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    I hate Brandon Inge. Always have, always will.

  940. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    CC is brutal tonight. Girardi really has to consider warming someone up.

  941. MS October 3rd, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    i knew this would happen.

  942. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    C’mon CC don’t get out of wack….you got this

  943. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    The bullpen needs to be up.

  944. BBFan October 3rd, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    CC just does not have it.
    He could not finish off after two strikles and gives up a hit.
    They should start the bullpen.

  945. joeman October 3rd, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    this isn’t going to be good

  946. rr212 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    i feel like hughes is pitching w/ all these foul balls and inability to put anyone away. ump or no ump, still having trouble putting guys away.

  947. Red Robin October 3rd, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Maybe we can trade A-Rod for Brandon Ainge . No ?

  948. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Well, this isn’t good.

  949. Nick in SF October 3rd, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    I liked the Tiger fans better when they waved rusty spark plugs. :mad:

  950. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Verlander has only thrown 60 pitches and he is good for another 70. The Yanks are introuble….

  951. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    I wish I could waterboard all these umpires and make them suffer like I suffer

  952. Tabbert October 3rd, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Just get another inning. They wont score on our pen. Cant let them score here.

  953. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    That’s fine. I’ll take the out. Get the next two and it won’t matter where inge is.

  954. Brock October 3rd, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    C’mon CC. Hang in there through this inning big guy.

    By the way, at least Girardi acknowledged during his interview that CC was getting squeezed by the ump. Perhaps he could let the umpire know that.

  955. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Thats a strike

  956. RR October 3rd, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    who’s next in the pen

  957. WTL October 3rd, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    CC doesn’t have an out pitch against righties. That and he looks mentally comatose out there – G’night CC….

  958. Dj October 3rd, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Ouch, that hurts.

  959. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    WHERE WAS THAT F’N PITCH!

  960. Red Robin October 3rd, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Or trade Montero for Ramon Santiago ?

  961. MS October 3rd, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    Game over. Series over. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

  962. qiantom October 3rd, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Game over. Season over actually.

  963. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Well there you go.

    Girardi will pull CC after he puts this game out of reach.

  964. Bring in the Goose October 3rd, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    One batter too long.

    Soriano please

  965. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    These two scrubs are killing us tonight.

    I give CC one more batter.

  966. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Nick in SF October 3rd, 2011 at 10:17 pm
    I liked the Tiger fans better when they waved rusty spark plugs.
    ———————————

    Lol. I get to watch Tiger fans celebrate in baseball and then Red Wings fan celebrate when they kill my Blues on a yearly basis.

  967. JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    cc chokes.

  968. Carlos October 3rd, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    CC isn’t built for the postseason.

    He just isn’t. You can see it in his eyes.

  969. Red Robin October 3rd, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Wanna guess what Brandon Ainge’s batting average is in the regular season?

  970. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    First pitch was a strike, and the 1-0 count cost him. Loser Ramon Santiago does something, whereas that f..king piece of crap Swisher does nothing.

    And our

  971. Nick in SF October 3rd, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Well, it’s unlikely that Verlander will give up any more runs, so maybe bring in Luis Ayala?

  972. theREALkevin October 3rd, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Lol dead to rights at 2nd base. Between pitch selection and not throwing to 2nd there, wow, CC is an idiot.

  973. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    He is getting smacked around by absolute garbage.

    Girardi has to take him out..he has no choice.

  974. Tabbert October 3rd, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    How do u let this guy beat you? Wow. Cc is a horse but not a true ace. Verlander is showing you what a true ace is.

  975. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    CC should not face Miggy here.

  976. ac1 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    thats going to happen when you get no calls on the outside third of the plate.

  977. rr212 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    that’s our ace. giving up hits to inge and ramon santiago.

  978. Red Robin October 3rd, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    cc chokes.

    —-

    I have been saying that since day one.

  979. MS October 3rd, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Once again, we’ve been had.

  980. Brappy55 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    This game is pretty much over. Unless the top of our order does something next inning, I’d be shocked if we can win this

  981. sunny615 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Boned.

  982. cs in la October 3rd, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Nick,, thats good:)

  983. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Brandon Inge and Ramon Santiago, Really? No Young, No Cabrera? Leyland pushes the right buttons, and Girardi chews his gum and watches..

  984. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Go jerk yourself off Carlos until your d.ck bleeds you worthless piece of trash

  985. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Sori is coming in for VMart.

  986. Red Robin October 3rd, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Ainge in scoring position again .

    :(

  987. Yogi Mantle October 3rd, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Funny how pitchers don’t throw intentional walk pitches well.

  988. igotid88 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Brock October 3rd, 2011 at 9:45 pm
    I would take this CC over Hughes any day.

    Did Martinez just hit that ball on the bounce???
    ———————————————–

    I don’t know about most days.

  989. randy l. October 3rd, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    if i were sabathis i’d attack the effing middle of the plate and hope the balls finds a fielder.

    i have no other ideas what to do with this ump.

  990. Swishalicious33 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Here’s to next year. Oh well.

  991. Brock October 3rd, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    I can’t totally blame Sabathia, but it would have been nice if he was a little sharper tonight.

    A.J. Burnett with the season on the line….that is a nightmare if I ever did know one.

    Yanks HAVE to find a way to win this game tonight.

  992. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Pull him!

  993. Dj October 3rd, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    I agree with this walk….hopefully it’ll all work out and Martinez will get an out.

  994. WTL October 3rd, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    My GOD Joe….. you can’t leave CC out there…

  995. JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    $23m man needs to stand up in this kind of situation.

    He fails. CC has to get vmart out

  996. pkyankfan69 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Not for nothing but that first pitch to Santiago was a STRIKE.

    Much different AB if the count is 0-1 there

  997. Red Robin October 3rd, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Another big hit by Santiago , AL MVP !

  998. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    VMart owns CC. I would bring in Soriano to face him but of course Girardi will leave CC out there. Girardi is always too late in these spots.

  999. cs in la October 3rd, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Wow, lots of “fans” in here tonight. 5th inning guys…..

  1000. yankeenate October 3rd, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    CC sucks in the postseason

  1001. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    This may be one batter too many.

  1002. ralphfl October 3rd, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    lol i think i am the last person who has not put red robin on ignore guess it is time for me to join red robin you post alone now

  1003. qiantom October 3rd, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    I guess we can blame the 6-man rotation.

  1004. Bring in the Goose October 3rd, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Why is he still in the game?!

  1005. JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    I think 2nd guess on yesterday’s staring pitcher will be in full swing now.

  1006. Yogi Mantle October 3rd, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    The umpires are winning this game for the Tiggers. I wonder how much they are being paid to determine the outcome of this game.

  1007. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    This is a gigantic mistake by Girardi

  1008. BBFan October 3rd, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    We will win this game.
    There are still four innings to go.

  1009. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    I guess the one bright side is that this ump wasn’t behind the plate for AJ. That would have really been ugly haha.

  1010. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    “How do u let this guy beat you? Wow. Cc is a horse but not a true ace. Verlander is showing you what a true ace is.”

    This comment is so pathetic and reprehensible that I have no desire to be on the same forum when you’re there. No offense but you’re no better than the trolls that frequent this forum.

    See ya.

  1011. MS October 3rd, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    This is why they HAD to win Game 2. I am so tired of this lineup disappearing in big spots.

  1012. egk October 3rd, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Isn’t this like every game CC has pitched since Girardi started his 6-man rotation crap? All that did was take their best starter out of his routine. He hasn’t been sharp since. I’d much rather have a manager cater to the guys at the top of the rotation not worry about who might be the 5th starter.

  1013. Brock October 3rd, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Nick in SF October 3rd, 2011 at 10:19 pm
    Well, it’s unlikely that Verlander will give up any more runs, so maybe bring in Luis Ayala?

    ________

    LOL

  1014. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    CC is 5-1 fir the Yankees in the postseason.

  1015. sunny615 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    I hope the offense isn’t asleep.

  1016. Keith--FL October 3rd, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    If Leyland was such a good manager, his Pirate teams would have figured out a way to beat the Braves and win a World Series and his 2006 Tigers pitchers would have been able to field bunts and beat the Cardinals in the WS…..1997 Marlins were a bought team with 50 foot strike zone in NLCS as mentioned…

  1017. Red Robin October 3rd, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Ainge and Santiago !

    Ainge and Santiago !

    Ainge and Santiago !

    Ainge and Santiago !

    Ainge and Santiago !

    Ainge and Santiago !

    Ainge and Santiago !

    Ainge and Santiago !

    Ainge and Santiago !

    Ainge and Santiago !

    Ainge and Santiago !

    Ainge and Santiago !

    Ainge and Santiago !

  1018. qiantom October 3rd, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Tyler, AJ throws to the middle of the plate anyway, so it affects him less actually.

  1019. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Montero could do that

  1020. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    What’s the point of getting Sori up if you are not going to use him here?

  1021. Scared of the Wall October 3rd, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Even though he was getting squeezed tonight, CC has thrown way too many pitches outside the strike zone. His command hasn’t been as good this year.

  1022. BBFan October 3rd, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    CC is so tired, he is not even abloe throw to the plate.
    Martin really helped with it.

  1023. Brappy55 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    This is like 2005-2007 all over again…..no offense in the first round, a team of disappearing stars, and let downs by pitchers (CC looks like Wang circa the Indians series in 2007)

  1024. Ken Phelps October 3rd, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Should have soriano faced v-Mart??

  1025. Dj October 3rd, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Come on, CC ! Please get out of the inning now!

  1026. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    qiantom October 3rd, 2011 at 10:23 pm
    Tyler, AJ throws to the middle of the plate anyway, so it affects him less actually.
    ———————————

    True, but if AJ threw a pitch on the corner for a strikeout and it wasn’t called, he’d probably implode.

  1027. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Way to grind it, C.

  1028. Dj October 3rd, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    You know, I have a feeling Granderson’s going to hit it out this inning. Let’s hope!

  1029. JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    verlander finishes 8th, and that ugly dancer will come again.

  1030. luis October 3rd, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Well….we’ll tie it in the 6th

  1031. sunny615 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    They can squeeze a run off verlander.

  1032. Yankee Trader October 3rd, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Gutsy game by CC. Now it’s time for the offense to show some guts

  1033. Bret The Hitman October 3rd, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    I just don’t see where our next run is coming from.

  1034. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Good job CC. Quality effort tonight despite getting raped by the umpire.

  1035. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 10:22 pm
    This is a gigantic mistake by Girardi
    —————————

    Would you like your crow slightly salted?

  1036. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Girardi has to have a really short leash with CC in the 6th. What a major dissapointment from him tonight.

  1037. Tarheel In NYC October 3rd, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    There you go, CC. Good man.

  1038. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Game is far from over…..

  1039. RadioKev October 3rd, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    3 ER through 5 IP on 2 days rest isn’t awful. It’s not good enough either.

  1040. JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    they should pitch cc yesterday.

  1041. Asd October 3rd, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Well… That could’ve been a lot worse. You get a feeling the Yanks can still get at least one back.

  1042. Brock October 3rd, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    I think we will score at least one more off of Verlander. Problem is, that might not be enough by the time this is done.

    By the way, I have been complaining about what the 6-man rotation crap did to CC for quite some time now myself. I am glad that I am not the only one who thought that was idiotic.

  1043. BBFan October 3rd, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Clearly, Joe wanted CC to finish the inning, which is the right thing to do.
    No harm done.
    Now offense has to come alive and score a couple of runs.
    With top of the order coming up, that is possible.

  1044. 4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Red Robin October 3rd, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Wanna guess what Brandon Ainge’s batting average is in the regular season?

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

    Is his brother named Danny ? INGE !

  1045. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Big inning here. Top of the order. Need to tie this up soon.

  1046. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    anyone posting that the Yankees already lost can go somewhere else, no?

    what’s the point in watching the game and commenting on it if you already know the outcome?

    it’s 1 run.

    DESPITE 5 walks, getting squeezed, 2 weak/bloop hits (Young, Inge), CC held them to 3 runs through 5 and they are only down 1 run.

    12 outs – they need 1-2 runs… it can be done.

  1047. pat October 3rd, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Someone take the microphone away from Verduci. He should stick to writing.

    Ken Rosenthal
    Have to admit, this is hilarious: “@esthermary22: The strike zone for tonight’s game… http://yfrog.com/h74gjhybj #Tigers #Yankees #MLB

  1048. JWeav October 3rd, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    I hope he opts out.

  1049. joeman October 3rd, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    and CC will pitch the next inning too

  1050. The Other Phil October 3rd, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    I see game thread is going as expected…

  1051. Tabbert October 3rd, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Offense better step. The pen will shutdown the tigers unlike cc.

  1052. ralphfl October 3rd, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    only 12 outs but at least this thread is peaceful now if ignore on :)

  1053. Ken Phelps October 3rd, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Wow! Desperate times.. But tigers couldn’t put yanks away that inning… A couple of good bounces good bullpen work and we take this game??? Maybe??? Stay up and positive… Yanks will be fine..

  1054. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Clutch,

    I don’t think we will see CC in the sixth.

  1055. Jdiddyshownopitty October 3rd, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Lets go boys time do do big things! it can and will happen;)

  1056. Bring in the Goose October 3rd, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    May not even see Tigers pen tonight.

  1057. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Hey, everyone.

  1058. qiantom October 3rd, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    This team has so few comebacks this year that the 1 run deficit seems insurmountable.

  1059. randy l. October 3rd, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    screw this a$%$#hole home plate ump.

    lets win this game despite him.

  1060. joeman October 3rd, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    R Sox will make a huge push for CC

  1061. RadioKev October 3rd, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    If the Yankees want to win this series, they’ve got to beat the best. It comes down to this line up scoring off of Verlander. If they can’t do that, they will lose and they will deserve the loss.

  1062. Yank 97 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    “I just don’t see where our next run is coming from.”

    It will come tomorrow.

    They are done for tonight.

  1063. Brock October 3rd, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    CC has given up only five hits (Verlander 4). The problem has been the walks (many of which were due to borderline BS) running up his pitch count and tiring him out.

  1064. spidanyc October 3rd, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Please tell me why CC is the highest paid pitcher in the game and why he’s gonna be come the highest paid pitcher in the game a second time? Our ace needs to step up in games like this.

  1065. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Well, I can hear the post season press conference already from Girardi saying how CC battled and left everything out there. Something about tiping your hat to Verlander and how he fully expects AJ to pitch great. Which loosely translates into, our Ace couldn’t match there’s, our offense disappeared yet again in the post season, and AJ has no effin chance…

  1066. Dj October 3rd, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    I’ll be happy with a walk here, Jeter.

  1067. Red Robin October 3rd, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Fact :

    Santiago has more clutch hits than Teixeira and A-Rod combined — both regular and post season.

    Go check it. You’ll see.

  1068. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Leyland already putting in a defensive replacement. I’d love to get 2 here and mess his plan up.

  1069. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Girardi has to pinch hit Jones for Gardner. I am sure he can handle LF for 4 innings. This lineup is giving Verlander too many easy outs.

  1070. DocTodd October 3rd, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Verlander may just be warming up…not good

  1071. The Other Phil October 3rd, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Jump bridge jumpers! Please jump!

  1072. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Go Jeter!

  1073. MS October 3rd, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    good hit!

  1074. Benny Blanco October 3rd, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    thanks derek!!!!

  1075. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Wow. That’s a serious ab from Jeter. Impressive.

  1076. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Nice, just flick it at that heat….

  1077. ConcernedCitizen October 3rd, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Trolls aren’t even trying tonight. Sheesh, troll harder guys. :D

  1078. Dj October 3rd, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Go Jeter! Way to get the inning started….hope my prediction (Grandy hits it out) comes true!

  1079. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Like I said, Jete owns Verlander.

    Shorten up and go with the pitch.

  1080. Brock October 3rd, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Jeter is still a heck of a hitter. He knew exactly what Verlander was going to do on that 2-2 pitch. Nice job.

    Let’s make it mean something.

  1081. 4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Man, someone knows how to swing at a curve !

  1082. Tabbert October 3rd, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Good start

  1083. Ken Phelps October 3rd, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Did Jeter a favor by going curve ball and not coming back with fastball there

  1084. joeman October 3rd, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    gave jeter a huge break there

  1085. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    a hit?

    but…. but…. but….

    Verlander is invincible… I thought?

  1086. Bret The Hitman October 3rd, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    THAT’S what i like to see.

  1087. Nick in SF October 3rd, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    HA! DJ came to play!

    I’m pretty pumped up right now.

    I think we’re going to win this game, I really do.

    And then, the gelato’s on me. Come one, come all.

  1088. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Beautiful hitting by the Captain. First inning repeat? Lets goooooooo Grandy!

  1089. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Please no DP

  1090. Red Robin October 3rd, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    They say Verlander is infinity and 0 when the Tigres scored 3 or more runs for him.

  1091. DocTodd October 3rd, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Tyler..I thought the same thing, it’s the 6th inning…

  1092. BX33 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    After watching the offense this postseason fail yet again, Hal/Hank/Levine have to be compelled to look at Prince Fielder no?

    Especially to keep him away from Boston. Imagine him hitting 60 bombs a year in Fenway while we have pathetic Teixeira hitting .240 and hitting 100 points less than that in the playoffs?

  1093. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    wouldnt mind Jeter running here.

    gotta keep the Tigers on their toes and apply the pressure

  1094. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Granderson has to lay off those pitches

  1095. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    0-2 count was the time to go though

  1096. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Fastball coming here…

  1097. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    work the count Grandy

  1098. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Can’t go after that 98 up in the zone. Never going to be able to hit that pitch.

  1099. The Other Phil October 3rd, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    BD: if he goes and gets caught, the board blows up.

  1100. Tar October 3rd, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    ‘I see game thread is going as expected…”

    The Other Phil

    We need reinforcements, once they scored a run the tide turned. Hope you stick around

  1101. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Gas.

  1102. sunny615 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Cano or Grandy will homer.

  1103. Brappy55 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Grandy just embarrassed right there

  1104. Bret The Hitman October 3rd, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    I would gladly take a walk here with Cano on deck.

  1105. Ken Phelps October 3rd, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    He should stick with the fastball…he’s going hang that curve at the wrOng moment..

  1106. Brock October 3rd, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    No chance of hitting Verlander’s fastball. If I were him, I would keep firing it past the Yankee hitters.

  1107. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Cano is going to pop one out. You heard it here first…

  1108. Dj October 3rd, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Aw, man…come on Cano!

  1109. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    c’mon Cano be patient this guy’s got nothing

  1110. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Other Phil:

    who cares about the board? :)

    anything to try to rattle Verlander.

    if he gets caught, so be it.

    apply pressure.

  1111. rr212 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    pumping 99.

  1112. The Other Phil October 3rd, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Tar: I’m here and sticking. Hope you’re doing well.

    Verlander is bringing the gas. Yeesh.

  1113. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Maybe Verlander can blow out his arm between innings

  1114. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    That fastball is just exploding.

  1115. Betsy October 3rd, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Bad job by CC blowing a 2-0 lead……..I’m sorry, he has to do better than that. You’re team gives you a 2 -0 lead against Verlander and you can’t hold it?

  1116. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    big AB…. lets go Alex. sit offspeed here

  1117. pkyankfan69 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Red Robin October 3rd, 2011 at 10:29 pm
    Fact :

    Santiago has more clutch hits than Teixeira and A-Rod combined — both regular and post season.

    Go check it. You’ll see.
    —————————————————-
    Fact:

    Sox lost 2 of 3 to the lowly O’s including a heartbreaking blown save by Papelbum to end their season.
    They are sitting on their couches eating cheetos watching this game (or gay porn)

    (Sorry I had to bite to make myself feel better for a second)

  1118. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    C’mon Alex, time warp time.

  1119. WTL October 3rd, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Ok Alex, time to earn your check…

  1120. Ken Phelps October 3rd, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    He will hang that curve at the wrOng moment..

  1121. The Other Phil October 3rd, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    BD: I hear ya and agree. It would just be harder to find your posts. :)

  1122. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Come on A-Rod. Any time now would be great.

  1123. DocTodd October 3rd, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Time to sign Fielder

  1124. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    A-rod is going to get a hit eventually a HR too….no time like the present

  1125. Dj October 3rd, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Well, maybe this is a good time for A-rod to be the hero.

  1126. The Other Phil October 3rd, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Okay Alex. Now is the time.

  1127. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    I said “OFF” speed

  1128. qiantom October 3rd, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Actually we may get a chance if we get to face that a hole closer again today.

  1129. Wang IS Taiwan October 3rd, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    We get that he’s a great pitcher having a terrific couple of innings. I just muted the TV.

    That’s a long swing there, Arod.

  1130. MS October 3rd, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Somebody…STEP UP. Stop being so soft!!!!

  1131. 4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Ken Phelps October 3rd, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Did Jeter a favor by going curve ball and not coming back with fastball there

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

    Yeah, don’t give Jeter any credit, right ?

  1132. P October 3rd, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    he missed that one.

  1133. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    why do I (as uneducated as anybody) know what Verlander is gonna throw but Alex doesnt?

  1134. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    come on

  1135. cs in la October 3rd, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Arod, please….

  1136. Ken Phelps October 3rd, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Betsy says:
    October 3, 2011 at 10:33 pm
    Bad job by CC blowing a 2-0 lead……..I’m sorry, he has to do better than that. You’re team gives you a 2 -0 lead against Verlander and you can’t hold it?
    —-
    Hate to say It Betsy but you’re right there… Yanks can come back though…

  1137. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    This is hard to watch

  1138. UnKnown October 3rd, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Let Go Yanks

  1139. The Other Phil October 3rd, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Wow. He didn’t get that call? This is my shocked face.

  1140. cs in la October 3rd, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Too much to ask.

  1141. Hassey October 3rd, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    I know I know I know verlander is great but our o sux

  1142. joeman October 3rd, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 10:30 pm
    a hit?

    but…. but…. but….

    Verlander is invincible… I thought
    ———————————–
    looks that way

  1143. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    jesus Alex. What are you looking for

  1144. MS October 3rd, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    DISGRACEFUL!!!

  1145. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Gotta swing at that Alex.

  1146. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    damn close but when he throws the same pitch twice, you kinda expect the same call twice

  1147. The Other Phil October 3rd, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Hm. Same EXACT spot, but THAT one is a strike?

    Okay…

  1148. Brock October 3rd, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Verlander may not be unhittable, but he is pretty close right now. Yankee hitters don’t stand a chance with the way he is chunking it the last couple of innings. It is actually really impressive to watch despite my hatred of losing.

    Of course, that last pitch to ARod was the same one that was called a ball the pitch before.

  1149. DocTodd October 3rd, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Jeter stuck at first…jeez…

  1150. Asd October 3rd, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    I would really love a homer amid MVP chants. But that’s probably not going to happen.

  1151. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 10:34 pm
    why do I (as uneducated as anybody) know what Verlander is gonna throw but Alex doesnt?
    ————————————–

    Because it’s a bit different when you are standing 60 feet 6 inches away….

  1152. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    maybe Joe gets tossed?? What have we got to lose this calls….no words

  1153. Bronx Jeers October 3rd, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    It was the same pitch in the same place no?

  1154. pkyankfan69 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    I thought only balls in the box were strikes??????

  1155. JWeav October 3rd, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Remember when pitchers feared arod

  1156. Brappy55 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    I don’t want to hear any garbage about how amazing Verlander is after the game. We have an offense that shouldn’t look as helpless as he’s making us look tonight…..this is a Joke.

  1157. Bret The Hitman October 3rd, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Verlander is going to plow through Yankees for the final three innings.

  1158. Benny Blanco October 3rd, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Davis k zone is confusing …first a ball and then strike in exact same spot??

  1159. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Go out there and get tossed Girardi. Do something. This is an absolute joke and travesty.

  1160. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    oh well. that was a ball inside. same as the pitch before it.

  1161. Kelvin October 3rd, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    CC tried his best. We need to mutter one run at the very least.

  1162. Wang IS Taiwan October 3rd, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    The towels have got to go. Do they not understand white towels waving symbolizes surrender? What do you think — worse than the monkey or the claws?

  1163. Dj October 3rd, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Let’s hope we can hold them here.

  1164. yankeenate October 3rd, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    This is why I hate best of 5 series. Yanks are built for this.

  1165. cs in la October 3rd, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Why does our offense just disappear in the playoffs? Besides 2009, it’s been chronic.

    Thank god the summer was so much fun. And the Red Sox got embarrassed.

  1166. deleonj October 3rd, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Third pitch Was ball and fourth pitch was strike.
    Both at the same location.

  1167. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Karma dictates Valverde will blow the save tonight….

  1168. Wang IS Taiwan October 3rd, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Did the Yanks luck turn when their own manager conceded Game 2? We’ll soon find out.

  1169. Brock October 3rd, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Unless something drastically changes, Leyland is a fool if he pulls Verlander from this game tonight.

  1170. theREALkevin October 3rd, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    A-rod hitting cleanup. Smart, Girardi. Does he not realize alex is a shell of his former self? Cleanup is a joke for this player at this point in his career. A complete joke.

  1171. Ken Phelps October 3rd, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    4 NYY says:
    October 3, 2011 at 10:34 pm
    Ken Phelps October 3rd, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Did Jeter a favor by going curve ball and not coming back with fastball there

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

    Yeah, don’t give Jeter any credit, right ?

    No I’m giving Jeter credit it was good two strike hitting.. I just would have called another fastball

  1172. JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    that’s probably it.
    It would be a miracle to win it toinight

  1173. Yankee Trader October 3rd, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Time to say goodnight all and turn off the game for a while. That usually helps. Expecting mystique and aura to pull it out tonight.

  1174. BA October 3rd, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Joe needs to blow his stack and start screaming at the ump til he gets tossed. He alluded to the fact the ump sux in the TBS interview, no he needs to let the ump know about it!

  1175. Tabbert October 3rd, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Package a deal with tex and some other pieces to get a pitcher and sign fielder.

  1176. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Youre a joke betsy. CC has more intelligence, leadership, talent, personality, and zest for life in his left pinky than you could ever dream of having.

  1177. WTL October 3rd, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    100 mph at the knees on the inside corner = unhittable for anyone.

  1178. GreenBeret7 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    JWeav October 3rd, 2011 at 10:36 pm
    Remember when pitchers feared arod

    ————————————————————————————————————————————————-

    Remember when adults were too mature to troll?

  1179. JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    that’s it for cc

  1180. luis October 3rd, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    According to gameday, the FB from verlander was 100,4 miles per hour

  1181. RYUKINGDOM October 3rd, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Next year Darvish. No doubt about it….

  1182. The Other Phil October 3rd, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    TheStraw: I like the cut of you jib. I’d like to subscribe to your newsletter.

    CC has to hold it here, though. Not a good start…

  1183. BBFan October 3rd, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    That ball (er Strike) was well below the knees of A-Rod.
    How can any team win against an Ump like this?

  1184. randy l. October 3rd, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    “damn close but when he throws the same pitch twice, you kinda expect the same call twice”

    it might depend on how much the ump has on this game.

  1185. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Holy S@#! Joe, WTF R U DOING????????

  1186. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    “Why does our offense just disappear in the playoffs? Besides 2009, it’s been chronic.”

    100 mph fastball might have something to do with it.

    Why is CC still in?

  1187. Asd October 3rd, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Yeah, CC falling there isn’t metaphoric or anything…

  1188. Dj October 3rd, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Ouch…I hope he’s okay.

  1189. 4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    One of the oldest axioms of baseball, look for the FB and adjust to the other stuff. Don’t stand there frozen !

  1190. qiantom October 3rd, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    They do everything right obviously. I highly doubt they are running out of their luck for the next series.

  1191. Ken Phelps October 3rd, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Pitching change??

  1192. BBFan October 3rd, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    CC is really tired and not moving well either.
    Joe should take him out now.

  1193. Triple Short of a Cycle October 3rd, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Why is CC still in this game?

  1194. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Someone explain to me why a clearly gased, and ineffective CC is still out there?

  1195. pkyankfan69 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Clueless Joe at his finest

  1196. MS October 3rd, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

    F*** THIS TEAM!!!!

  1197. Triple Short of a Cycle October 3rd, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Well at least we have a rested bullpen for tomorrow

  1198. Dj October 3rd, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Okay, that was some terrible fielding there from Gardner.

  1199. MoRings42 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    unbelievable

  1200. Brock October 3rd, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Somebody please explain why CC was back out there for this inning. It makes no sense.

  1201. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Thanks Girardi, you moron.

  1202. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Girardi is an absolute moron. A complete and utter moron.

    CC looks terrible tonight. He has his bullpen rested and ready to go.

    Disgusting.

  1203. BA October 3rd, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Why is CC in there? Should have been So-Ro-Mo for 4.

  1204. Asd October 3rd, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Ladies and gentlemen, I fear we’ve just seen the nail in the coffin.

  1205. Tabbert October 3rd, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Good luck trying to opt out cc.

  1206. Yogi Mantle October 3rd, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Yankees don’t have a chance now. Between Verlander and the bought off umpire, this game is pretty much over.

  1207. qiantom October 3rd, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Why Girardi doesn’t use the bullpen is beyond me.

  1208. cs in la October 3rd, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Uggh.

  1209. Bret The Hitman October 3rd, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    I hate to say it.

    Yankees are done in 2011.

  1210. Dj October 3rd, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Uh, bullpen? Anyone?

  1211. JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    fxxxxk you, Girardi

    still cc? he’s apparently done

  1212. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Good job Clueless Joe. He was tired all night due to the 1st inning and the umpire cheatjobs, and you didnt use your bullpen. Ya know, the same bullpen that didnt get used in the 1st 2 games. Robertson could have gone 2 innings today.

  1213. Wang IS Taiwan October 3rd, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Did Girardi bring out CC for the 6th because he doesn’t have a 6-inning guy? We know he’s all set for the 7th, 8th and 9th, but hmmm…no 6th inning.

    Tough on CC right here. He’s on fumes.

  1214. spidanyc October 3rd, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    What does CC care, he’s still gonna opt out and get what he wants

  1215. WTL October 3rd, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Hang this one on the skip. He’s not making the pitches or swinging the bat but man, he’s got to put the team in a position to win and CC ain’t it tonight.

  1216. Ken Phelps October 3rd, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Wow?? He was done after 5… Girardi having tough series

  1217. ralphfl October 3rd, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    CAN YOU TELL ME WHY CC WAS STILL OUT THERE? I THOUGHT WE HAD A NEW PITCHER TO START THE INNING WTF WAS JOE DOING?

  1218. waka flocka October 3rd, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Bunch of entitled sissies on this blog. There’s a lot of baseball left and we are down one

  1219. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Of course Girardi waits too long once again. Why am I surprised??? Girardi should be fired if he doesn’t know how to manage when a starting pitcher is finished. I have seen enough of this bs. Girardi is the worst manager ever when it comes to when to take a pitcher out.

  1220. BBFan October 3rd, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    I never criticise Joe, but he is insane to send CC out.

  1221. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    We just got Girardi’d…

  1222. RS October 3rd, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Game over. Burnett to try to salvage the season tomorrow.

    This series took a HUUGE turn with the rain delay which allowed Verlander to pitch at home (BIG difference in how he fares against the Yankees) and to force Burnett to start a game, even though he had no business being on the roster in the first place

  1223. theREALkevin October 3rd, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Anyone still think Girardi is a good manager? Anyone? Trying to gamble and get another inning from in WITH YOUR WHOLE PEN RESTED

  1224. BX33 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Bad job by CC blowing a 2-0 lead……..I’m sorry, he has to do better than that. You’re team gives you a 2 -0 lead against Verlander and you can’t hold it?

    ————–

    He has a career 4.76 ERA in the postseason. He is just one of those guys who isn’t as good in October.

    CC is an ace, but there are quite a few pitchers who are as good if not better than him, one is on the mound tonight unfortunately. He got a lead and is holding it.

  1225. Pepitone October 3rd, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Verlander is throwing 100 mph out there.

    I don’t think the Babe, the Mick, Gehrig, Mantle, DiMaggio, Munson, or Reggie could hit him.

    The guy is just amazing.

  1226. Red Robin October 3rd, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Ainge

    Santiago

    Don Kelly

    Ainge

    Santiago

    Don Kelly

    Ainge

    Santiago

    Don Kelly

    Ainge

    Santiago

    Don Kelly

    Ainge

    Santiago

    Don Kelly

  1227. randy l. October 3rd, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    CC has no idea what to throw with this strike zone.

    they need to make the change to get a fresh head in there.

    cc’s brain has turned to mush.

  1228. Betsy October 3rd, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Straw, I don’t think so………..this is just one game. Every year except 2009 the team just goes ice cold and puts awful at bats……I knew this was going to be an issue in ST – it is every year. Yeah, they lead the league in runs scored – that’s nice…….but what happens when the post-season comes? They fall apart offensively. That said, if we lose this game it’s on CC

  1229. Wang IS Taiwan October 3rd, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Girardi at the post-gamer presser: “Saving the bullpen for tomorrow.”

  1230. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Girardi should be fired if they lose this series.

    Awful, awful managing.

  1231. cs in la October 3rd, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Sabathia is clearly gassed.

    Now, the game is getting out of hand so its too late for Soriano. Where’s Ayala?

  1232. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Joe manages by the book….the book on how to lose games.

  1233. Ken Phelps October 3rd, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Girardi figuring out how to get ayala in the game???

  1234. daver October 3rd, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Out pitched, out hit, out played, out umped.

    Pathetic.

  1235. Brock October 3rd, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    One of the best bullpens in the league, and Girardi is sticking with CC.

    I am glad that these announcers are calling him out on it. It makes absolutely no sense!

    We are screwed now for sure.

  1236. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    CC hasn’t been anywhere near as sharp tonight as Friday….but the zone has was atrocious early and cost him a bunch of pitches and he got tired quicker because of it.

    They let Verlander get plained out…..had their chances early and now he’s loose and dealing…..gotta hold them here and then hope he makes some mistakes.

  1237. JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Pepitone October 3rd, 2011 at 10:42 pm
    Verlander is throwing 100 mph out there.

    I don’t think the Babe, the Mick, Gehrig, Mantle, DiMaggio, Munson, or Reggie could hit him.

    The guy is just amazing.

    doesn’t matter; he won’t win WS this year. This is a lock

  1238. The Other Phil October 3rd, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    We really need an ignore function.

  1239. Frozen Rope October 3rd, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Red Robin October 3rd, 2011 at 10:20 pm
    cc chokes.

    —-

    I have been saying that since day one

    =========

    you havent been here since day 1, go back to boston.com and pete abe’s blog

  1240. Dj October 3rd, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Finally…it’s a few batters too late though.

  1241. 4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    I haven’t seen the fat lady yet anywhere ! And sure as hell don’t hear any singing !

  1242. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    This move is about 2 innings too late.

    CC was toast tonight.

  1243. RS October 3rd, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    There’s a chance the Yankees could lose this series without ever using Robertson, Soriano, or Mo. If that happens, Girardi needs to be fired. You do not leave 3 of the 5 best pitchers on your roster to sit there and rot.

  1244. Tabbert October 3rd, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Two years removed from a ws title. Sp is worse, lineup is worse, and were older. Wowza. Yanks better have a massive off season. Sign cj, get fielder, and fire girardi.

  1245. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Why are they not bringing Robertson in here…..they need a strike out and 1 more run might just be the game.

  1246. joeman October 3rd, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Gardner is a waste…

  1247. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    A day late and a dollar short again. SJ44 was right, Girardi is going to cost Yanks the season…

  1248. MS October 3rd, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Joke Girardi=WORST MANAGER IN YANKEES HISTORY. It’s the truth.

  1249. Brappy55 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    This is the most pathetic game I’ve ever seen. Not that the Tigers are a bad team, but we’re a better one. This season is pretty much over (barring a vintage AJ performance tomorrow).

  1250. daver October 3rd, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    ANd Out managed

  1251. cs in la October 3rd, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Betsy, I agree. I guess I’m so used to this it doesn’t make me angry anymore. Used to.

  1252. Red Robin October 3rd, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    I can’t wait for Halladay and Lee wack the hell out of Ainge, Santiago, and Don Kelly.

  1253. RMS October 3rd, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Now Alex is trying to get Cano killed.

  1254. egk October 3rd, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Joe’s brilliant 6-man rotation succeeded in messing up the ace of the staff so he hasn’t pitched well since it was instituted. On the other hand, it’s managed to keep one, AJ Burnett fresh to pitch game 4. :)

  1255. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    “# Bret The Hitman October 3rd, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    I hate to say it.

    Yankees are done in 2011.”

    ———–

    guess you can leave then

    of course if the Yanks come back and win, please dont have the gall to show your face back here

  1256. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Girardi is an AWFUL manager

    How come he NEVER knows when to take the starting pitcher out!??!? He is ALWAYS 2-3 batters too late

    The Yankees have a great bullpen and what the F is Joey binder waiting for?!?!!?

  1257. Brappy55 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Fire Girardi
    Hire Francona

  1258. Phranchise October 3rd, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Is there any chance we can delete this idiot who is typing the same thing over and over and can’t even spell the players name right (or write as he his illiterate self would type it)

  1259. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    The Yanks are going to need game 2 2009 World Series AJ. Porcello is garbage. AJ needs to pitch like an 82 million dollar man.

  1260. JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Girardi is just another average Joe.
    he sxxxxxks

  1261. BBFan October 3rd, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Now Soriano should prove he is worth the contract he signed for.
    This game can still be won.
    BP has to shut them down.

  1262. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Joe bring in Proctor!!!!

  1263. Ken Phelps October 3rd, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Pepitone says:
    October 3, 2011 at 10:42 pm
    Verlander is throwing 100 mph out there.

    I don’t think the Babe, the Mick, Gehrig, Mantle, DiMaggio, Munson, or Reggie could hit him.

    The guy is just amazing.
    —-
    He is and I agree that those guys could not him… Especially the dead ones!!! Lol

  1264. Frozen Rope October 3rd, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    2006 all over again.

    with burnett playing jaret wright tomorrow in game 4.

  1265. Eroc October 3rd, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Giving CC a contract extension through his late 30s is just asking for trouble. If he opts out, I let him go.

    CC is a fine pitcher and great teammate but he is not a big game pitcher.

  1266. JWeav October 3rd, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Im a yankee fan big boy. Arod is terrible.

  1267. JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Brappy55 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:44 pm
    Fire Girardi
    Hire Francona

    good, I fully support

  1268. Frozen Rope October 3rd, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    watch burnett got torched by the scrubs tomorrow too

  1269. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    CC threw about 15 pitches tonight that were strikes that were called balls…..he was painting the corners early and was walking people when he should have been striking them out…….the home plate umpiring has been awful in this series…..just awful

  1270. blackaccord October 3rd, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    wow.. this game is not over and the booth already says that tigers can close out the yanks tomorrow..

  1271. Dj October 3rd, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Okay, let’s get out of the inning please without any more damage! I want our offense to get angry and try to pick CC up.

  1272. Betsy October 3rd, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Fire Joe (who I don’t like) because his ace came up small tonight and his lineup shrank as usual?

  1273. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    It was obvious that CC had nothing from the 1st inning. But of course Girardi leaves him in there long enough to gift the other team 3 runs. What a moron. The great Yankees bullpen is fresh and hasn’t even been used yet. Cashman get a real manager.

  1274. Wang IS Taiwan October 3rd, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    No, no LGY: I think I read on here somewhere that we were supposed to robotically mutter “In Joe we trust” all the game long. Besides, we’ve all been sufficiently indoctrinated to know that Joe knows much more than we do and, according to Girardi himself, he is never wrong.

    The Yanks just gave up an extra run because he had CC out in the 6th. Was he the last person on earth to notice that CC was done?

  1275. Bret The Hitman October 3rd, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    I kind of hope CC opts out. I think that contract could turn sour down the road.

  1276. daver October 3rd, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    CC better not opt out after this pathetic performance.

  1277. Daniel in Toronto October 3rd, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    You know, I spent all year complaining about Girardi and people CONTINUALLY said the following to me:

    “We’re (insert number) games above .500… What is your problem?”

    And I REPEATEDLY responded:

    “Just like it did last year, having this guy as our manager in the playoffs is going to cost us games.”

    Well, I can say, with absolute confidence, that I was right. On the heels of Chavez/Ayala yesterday, Girardi did something that I honestly imagine that NO ONE ON THIS BOARD WOULD HAVE DONE: left Sabathia in when he clearly had nothing left.

    He needs to be fired, and he needs to be fired immediately after this season ends. He is a liability and it is embarrassing.

  1278. BBFan October 3rd, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    If Soriano wants to paint the ouside corner, he will have as much success as CC with this ump.

  1279. randy l. October 3rd, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    BD-

    this game isn’t close to being over.

  1280. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    heck yea…that’s what they needed. Now strike Ajax out

  1281. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    negate

  1282. Brock October 3rd, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    I am not ready to generalize and say Girardi is an awful manager overall, but he has sure made some big mistakes in this series.

    That being said, the offensive performance yesterday should take the biggest blame for the hole they are in. Tonight against Verlander is understandable, but they were completely shut down (at home) for eight innings yesterday. That was a lot more hurtful than anything happening tonight.

  1283. Tar October 3rd, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    He left CC in so he could face the Lefties. Everybody needs to chill out.

  1284. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    “wow.. this game is not over and the booth already says that tigers can close out the yanks tomorrow..”

    —————-

    they better hope the Tigers don’t close them out tomorrow. People sure aren’t watching TBS because of their sorry as$es.

    the Yankees = ratings for their channel… the only prayer they have of getting viewers despite a horrible crew

  1285. Red Robin October 3rd, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 10:44 pm
    The Yanks are going to need game 2 2009 World Series AJ. Porcello is garbage. AJ needs to pitch like an 82 million dollar man.

    —————–

    The Tigres got the magic dust going … Ainge, Santiago, Don Kelly.

    I don’t think any thing in the universe can stop them … save for Halladay and Lee.

  1286. Eroc October 3rd, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Burnett on the mound to try and save our season

    That’s nice. Like Jaret Wright in 2006.

    Just can’t go very far in the playoffs with mediocre pitching.

  1287. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Come on! 1 more Sori!

  1288. djsunyc October 3rd, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    panic has set in. is there a non-chicken little blog to post at?

  1289. Asd October 3rd, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Stopping the run from third from scoring would be big.

  1290. Betsy October 3rd, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Sorry, I’m not going to blame the ump because CC sucks tonight…..notice how Verlander isn’t having any issues.

    Who did you want to bring in for CC anyway – and at what point in the game?

  1291. daver October 3rd, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Good thing our bullpen is well rested. Thanks, Joe.

  1292. nhyankeefan October 3rd, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Our ace gets out done by Verlander who has done a much better job…13 of 26 batters reached base…a poor outing that may leave the season in the hands of AJ. That makes me feel better,

  1293. RS October 3rd, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    good thing Soriano and DRob haven’t pitched since Tuesday…

  1294. The Other Phil October 3rd, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Man, I really don’t like Soriano. He constantly makes me nervous.

    And Ron Darling is such a terrible announcer.

  1295. spidanyc October 3rd, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Can the Yankees somehow get their hands on Joe Maddon? Joe Maddon would look great in PINSTRIPES!!

  1296. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    His ace came up small????? What is wrong with your brain, Betsy? Do you even have one, you worthless bum

  1297. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    The lineup hasn’t exactly shrunk…..Verlander is the best in baseball and when he’s getting all 3 pitches over he’s impossible…..you just can’t cover all three….you have to get a mistake like Jeter did and not miss it.

  1298. Wang IS Taiwan October 3rd, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    blackaccord October 3rd, 2011 at 10:46 pm
    wow.. this game is not over and the booth already says that tigers can close out the yanks tomorrow..

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    You’d be well-advised to turn down the sound.

  1299. Betsy October 3rd, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    But if you fire Joe, you can fire Cashman; he’s the one who has put this lineup together, the same lineup that does squat in the post-season year after year

  1300. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Yanks pen can easily shut it down from here on out.

    if Verlander “bleeds” they can “kill it”

  1301. joeman October 3rd, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Bret The Hitman October 3rd, 2011 at 10:46 pm
    I kind of hope CC opts out. I think that contract could turn sour down the road.

    ———————————————————————–
    the years will be tough to give, nothing out there (FA) unless they can trade for a SP…..they could start by getting rid of Brett

  1302. yankeenate October 3rd, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Thank you CC Wang

  1303. RadioKev October 3rd, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Complaining Girardi is all but irrelevant right now. The hitters need to do something against Verlander first.

  1304. djsunyc October 3rd, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    masterful job by soriano…

  1305. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Great pitching by Sori.

  1306. Brappy55 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Girardi should be fired because he constantly overmanages and makes stupid idiotic decisions (this game, these playoffs not even included). We won the AL East. To go down to an inferior team is just not acceptable, especially with the Yankees offense. I am still holding out hope we come back tonight, but I’d be stunned. Gonna follow on Gamecast and hope for the best because I can’t stand these Detroit bandwagon fans.

  1307. DSJ October 3rd, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Some ace huh?

  1308. mick October 3rd, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Bad job by CC blowing a 2-0 lead……..I’m sorry, he has to do better than that. You’re team gives you a 2 -0 lead against Verlander and you can’t hold it?
    ————————————————————–
    That said, if we lose this game it’s on CC
    ===============================
    GUESS WHO?…Pathetic.

  1309. JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    sori looks better than cc

  1310. Asd October 3rd, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Well….. (I have nothing to say here.)

  1311. vblade October 3rd, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    This game is on CC. He was handed a lead and couldn’t hold it. He let crap hitters like Santiago and Inge beat him.

    Now the Yankees are looking to A.J. Burnett to save their season. Tough position to be in.

  1312. Dj October 3rd, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Good job by Sori. Let’s get to Verlander this inning!

  1313. GreenBeret7 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    JWeav October 3rd, 2011 at 10:45 pm
    Im a yankee fan big boy. Arod is terrible.

    ————————————————————————————————————————————————-

    Why, nobody said you weren’t, Jeff.

  1314. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Soriiiiiiiiii. Bloop and a blast. Show some life Yanks! Lets go

  1315. 4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Red Robin October 3rd, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    I can’t wait for Halladay and Lee wack the hell out of Ainge, Santiago, and Don Kelly.

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

    What an idiot ! INGE Maybe Ainge will invite you to a Celtic game.

  1316. pkyankfan69 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    I’m not ready to say this series is over at all yet. Very slim chance at winning tonight yes.
    But I think they have great chance at winning the final 2 games in the series.

    The tiger are a pretty decent matchup for AJ though.
    Mostly right handed hitting and not much speed + he gets to pitch in that HUGE ballpark.
    I don’t see Porcello shuttin the Yanks down either.
    I would go as far to even say I think the Yanks are favorite tomorrow.

    If they can win tomorrow obviously they can win a game 5 in a rocking YS with Nova VS Fister.

    Long way to go…

    All that said. F_CK Gerry Davis and these BUM TBS announcers.

  1317. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    blake,

    stop making excuses for the Yankees. They should have scored at least 8 runs by now off Verlander.

    and Cashman should be fired if they score less than 10.

  1318. Betsy October 3rd, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Blake, you’re going to face good pitching in the post-season; this team consistently comes up small in the post-season. As I said, though, this game is on CC much more than the offense. He didn’t do what Verlander is doing – but he hasn’t pitched well at all for months now.

  1319. daver October 3rd, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Save us, Jesus.

  1320. djsunyc October 3rd, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Betsy October 3rd, 2011 at 10:48 pm
    But if you fire Joe, you can fire Cashman; he’s the one who has put this lineup together, the same lineup that does squat in the post-season year after year

    ————

    lol – we won a world series not 2 years ago. some of things written today have been unbelievable…

  1321. JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    cc hasn’t pitched a decent and clean game for a while

  1322. Eroc October 3rd, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    I’m far from a Girardi fan, but it’s not his fault that his ace can’t hold a 2-0 lead or pitch effectively pats the 5th inning

    CC is a 5 inning pitcher now? Like we’re going to get very far this October with that.

    And another great performance by the lineup. We can change the names – from Sheffield/Giambi/Abreu to Swisher/Tex/Martin… names are different, production stays the same.

  1323. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Right on by AJax…..great job by Soriano…..would have been nice if maybe he could have pitched earlier in this series.

  1324. mick October 3rd, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Don’t worry, she’ll leave now…

  1325. Tabbert October 3rd, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Dont blame the k zone… Verlander did just fine with it.

  1326. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Will Joe rest his regulars tomorrow to save them for a potential game 5 in NY? I sure hope that retard doesn’t read this blog and get any ideas..

  1327. Betsy October 3rd, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    BD, are you referring to my posts? If so, way to completely twist what I said, lol

  1328. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    “This game is on CC. He was handed a lead and couldn’t hold it.”

    ———–

    people are acting like CC had a 4 run lead in the 6th.

    It was 2 runs in the top of the first. Saying he couldn’t hold a 2 run lead is asking him to be pretty much perfect… despite a horrendous strike zone.

    not CC’s best effort – but hardly the nightmare some of you are making it out to be.

  1329. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    If you have a runner on and Martin coming up, do you pinch hit Montero looking for the bomb?

  1330. Bret The Hitman October 3rd, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    If he opts out, I definitely let him go. Remake the staff with young arms…

  1331. Purenyyankee October 3rd, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Way to step up and be our ACE big man. Pathetic. Everybody see how a REAL ACE pitches with a lead.

  1332. DSJ October 3rd, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Burnett – 2 innings?

  1333. Tabbert October 3rd, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Haha… The pen comes in and does work. Girardi is a moron for not using the pen earlier. Tigers wont score on our pen.

  1334. Betsy October 3rd, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Tabbert, yep…..

  1335. JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    this team…….

  1336. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    CC can’t throw it down the middle at 99 like Verlander can….he has to hit the corners and he was early before the umpire tired him out.

  1337. Phranchise October 3rd, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Having a lineup full of expensive hitters is pretty useless when you can’t score runs off of good pitching. If Tex & Arod are not going to show up, they aren’t going anywhere anyway. This team needs to compose itself, grind it out, score some runs and get momentum coming back their way. The ump blew and CC simply wasn’t getting them to miss, the squared up every pitch he was forced to throw over the plate.

  1338. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    If that happens, Girardi needs to be fired. You do not leave 3 of the 5 best pitchers on your roster to sit there and rot.
    ————

    Girardi manages like the Yanks have the worst bullpen ever and he doesn’t want to use them. He has absolutely zero feel for when a starting pitcher is done or the wheels are coming off. If Soriano is warmed up why would you give the other team another run when it’s obvious that your starting pitcher has nothing?? Just stupid.

  1339. daver October 3rd, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    I predict Tex will pop up or K.

  1340. Angel October 3rd, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Its easy not to have issues pitching, when u are getting every. single. call.

    Just sayin’.

  1341. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Besty,

    you and about half of the board who have already mailed it in in the 6th inning.

  1342. mick October 3rd, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    The Ultimate Troll is here spreading her venom and hate.

  1343. Trigeminal Neuralgia Yank October 3rd, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Is what it is…. Verlanders just better

  1344. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Now would be a wonderful time for Tex to snap out of this.

  1345. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Time to produce, Teix.

  1346. BBFan October 3rd, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    With still 3 innings left, those who give up on the game, just have a nap, come back an hour later and enjoy Yankee win watching the postgame show on YES.

    Did you see what happened to Lee and Phillies today with a four run lead?

  1347. RS October 3rd, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    “I’m far from a Girardi fan, but it’s not his fault that his ace can’t hold a 2-0 lead or pitch effectively pats the 5th inning”

    But isn’t it his fault that CC went from having to pitch two months on 5 days rest to pitching on 2 days rest?

  1348. Red Robin October 3rd, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    The party’s over, folks.

    Time to pack it up.

    Better luck next year.

  1349. BX 12 Fordham Road October 3rd, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    good luck with that…

  1350. mick October 3rd, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    I told you so, I told you so…Hughes,CC stink, I detest them….

  1351. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    This f…king loser Tex didnt take the HBP

  1352. JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    it’s on CC, mostly.
    No one asks him keep 2 run lead, hey, at least don’t let us down, $23M man.

  1353. The Other Phil October 3rd, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Man, Tex! Take one for the team!

  1354. MoRings42 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    fake it and take your base dummy

  1355. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    The strike zone isn’t affecting Verlander because he can just throw it down the middle and get away with it…..he’s got the best arm since Nolan Ryan.

  1356. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Come on Tex,

  1357. 4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Need to wear that one Teix !

  1358. Phranchise October 3rd, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    A hanging mistake Tex has to hit.

  1359. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Tex you have to take one for the team and let that hit you…

  1360. Betsy October 3rd, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    SJ is a joke – I don’t know why he’s watching when an hour or so ago he proclaimed the game over.

  1361. daver October 3rd, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Should have hunted it down the 3rd base line, you stubborn f$&k Tex

  1362. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Cash admitted that he wasn’t sure if this team was good enough to go all the way……trying to bide time until the FA pitchers become available in 2013.

  1363. lasthope October 3rd, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Sad that the potential last game of our season will rest on the shoulders of AJ Burnett. I predict he will hold true to form and pitch just good enough to get a loss.

    I know this sounds bitter, but I still hate Joe Torre and blame him for screwing up the whole series by starting game 1 when the idiot knew there was no chance of finishing it. Just stay out of Baseball altogether Clueless Joe, you’re still finding ways to hurt the Yankees even though your outside the organization.

  1364. DSJ October 3rd, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Tigers a better team with a better manager and a true ace and a real MVP in Cabrera. Sad.

  1365. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    There’s just nothing you can do there…..you have to gear up for 99 and then he drops a CU for a strike.

  1366. Brappy55 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    CC had a 2-0 lead.
    He is paid millions of dollars to be our ace.
    Yes, he did lead us to a title in 2009 (pitched masterfully sans Gm 1 of the Series)
    He should have made 2-0 standup, or at least 2-1…..the Tigers are mediocre behind Miggy, VMart and MAYBE Avila (postseason debut). He got beat by the Tigers no-names, and was hit all over the park. This game is 100% on him. The offense should get some blame, but they gave him 2 runs vs the AL Cy Young winner

  1367. WTL October 3rd, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Tell you what – Verlander is starting to leave his curveball up. If the Yanks can be patient they might have a shot. Because they aren’t close to that 100mph FB.

  1368. Daniel in Toronto October 3rd, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    How predictable was that strikeout? Seriously. Would you EVER trust Tex to come through when you really needed him?

  1369. JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Tex is just wonderful.

    How come YANKS always sign losers like him?

  1370. xcv October 3rd, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    another stellar at-bat by teixeira

  1371. BX 12 Fordham Road October 3rd, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    this team was built for early October golf…..anyone who did not know that after they rolled Colon and Freddy out in the spring was kidding themselves….I hoped for a deadline deal and when that did not happen…

  1372. 4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Most can’t get around on his FB

  1373. Niblick October 3rd, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Sabathia has stunk since August 1. To deny that is to be completely delusional.

  1374. Pepitone October 3rd, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Mark Teixeira has just killed this team offensively all year long.

  1375. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    This f..king loser Swish swinging at the first pitch. Tex and Swish = 2 jokes.

  1376. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Swisher…..stop swinging at the first pitch and popping it up. They have to get Verlander out of there if they want any chance at this game….

  1377. xcv October 3rd, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    getting zilch from the 4-5-6 hitters

  1378. djsunyc October 3rd, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    the discussion that should come out of this is a philosophical one…should managers match up their perspective aces in a playoff series?

  1379. BX 12 Fordham Road October 3rd, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    A lineup of streaky .240 hitters is not a recipe for October…A Rod should be on a milk carton….Tex is channeling Adam Dunn….

  1380. Betsy October 3rd, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Yeah, right, because that’s what I said BD……give me a freaking break.

  1381. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    waiting for Verlander to make a mistake. He’s not…

    guy is just amazing.

    gotta hope he gets a little tired somehow

  1382. yankeenate October 3rd, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Tex’s 2011 stats are plastic.

  1383. DSJ October 3rd, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Yankees gone in the first round. Sad.

  1384. Daniel in Toronto October 3rd, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    How can anyone in here possibly defend Girardi at this point?

    The people who do keep saying things, “Oh, well, he can’t pitch, he can’t hit… it’s not his fault…”

    You know what? It’s a manager’s job to put his team in the best position to win. And moves like Ayala and Chavez yesterday and leaving in CC today show me how obvious it is Girardi simply doesn’t do that.

    Open your eyes.

  1385. 4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    If D-Rob comes in tonight, he probably won’t have good control. He needs to pitch often.

  1386. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    And the season rests on AJ “freakin” Burnett.

  1387. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Betsy… here is what you said:

    “# Betsy October 3rd, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    But if you fire Joe, you can fire Cashman; he’s the one who has put this lineup together, the same lineup that does squat in the post-season year after year”

    case closed

  1388. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    If they don’t hit Porcello tomorrow then we can complain…..there isn’t a team in baseball that would fair any better than the Yankees against this guy right now.

  1389. Scared of the Wall October 3rd, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Having Tex and Swisher bat back to back can never work. They rarely come up big in the playoffs.

  1390. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Soriano has pitched well for a while now.

    If we don’t come back tonight, at least we’re done with Verlander. I’ll be damned if I’m going to quake in my boots over Rick Porcello.

    That’s it J, make him throw strikes.

  1391. Phranchise October 3rd, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    They do face Porcello and Fister, not exactly Cy Young candidates over the next two. If they can’t score runs, they never deserved to be here in the first place.

  1392. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    what an AB by Jorge

  1393. BX 12 Fordham Road October 3rd, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Jorge going out in style….

  1394. Betsy October 3rd, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Blake, so CC is an ace – aces are not supposed to let umpires get to them. That’s just making excuses for CC

  1395. Yanks78 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    “This game is on CC. He was handed a lead and couldn’t hold it. He let crap hitters like Santiago and Inge beat him.”

    Right on the money. Joe is now supposed to take him out in the 5th inning of a must-win game because he can’t get crap hitters out?

    He came up small and now left the game in the hands of AJ Burnett (if we don’t rally) because he couldn’t hold a 2-0 lead.

    Must be deflating for the players to see their ace blow a lead in a playoff game after they scratched and clawed to get 2 runs.

    2 runs should be PLENTY

  1396. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    yeah Jorge!!

    let’s go…. get the pitch count up and make him crack

  1397. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    SJ is not a joke Betsy. You are.

    Tex f..ked us this inning. Could have had the leadoff man on via HBP, and the f..king loser was busy wanting to strike out. Hey Mark, nice homers against the Rays….trying to help the Red Sox. Continue shilling your worthless charity, you Scott Boras clone. I wouldnt give a nickel to any kid you were trying to help.

    Good job Po. Imagine if either of our other assholes this inning tried to get on base

  1398. The Other Phil October 3rd, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Some of you should just jump off the bridge and get it over with.

    Please.

  1399. Nick in SF October 3rd, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Very nice, professional AB from Jorge.

    Someone hasn’t given up, apparently.

  1400. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Nice AB, Po.

  1401. RadioKev October 3rd, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Verlander tipped those breaking balls

  1402. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Great at bat by Posada after Tex and Swisher go down like dogs.

    Can we pinch hit for Martin???

  1403. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Pinch hit Montero, dammit. Anything to change it up.

  1404. charlestonchew October 3rd, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    This is Montero’s spot. This is it. sigh……

  1405. 4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    The “old pro” keeps it going !

  1406. WTL October 3rd, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Ugghhhhh!!!! You gotta pinch hit here Joe. Jesus H …

  1407. randy l. October 3rd, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    posad relaxes more the harder verlander throws.

    that’s the secret to hitting a good fastball .

    relax.

  1408. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Jorge with another pro AB. The old guard has had the best AB’s tonight….maybe martin gets lucky and catches one here…..swing hard Russ

  1409. daver October 3rd, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Ph Jesus for gardner

  1410. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Here we go. Command is going.

  1411. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Pinch freakin hit!!!!

  1412. Nick in SF October 3rd, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Please put in Jesus now!!!

  1413. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Wow. We would have bases loaded 1 out if Teix had taken one for the team. Come on Teix!

  1414. RadioKev October 3rd, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    get Gardner out of here. Bring in Jesus.

  1415. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    wish there was only 1 out and not 2….

    but Verlander is starting to lose it

    (please)

  1416. BX 12 Fordham Road October 3rd, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Martin did well….

  1417. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Need to pinch hit with Jesus

  1418. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    I would have pinch hit for Martin. Have Montero hit and catch. He can catch up to the heat.

  1419. djsunyc October 3rd, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 10:54 pm
    Tex is just wonderful.

    How come YANKS always sign losers like him?

    ————–

    lol – there is no telling what ANY player will do once they come to ny. he did help us win a world series. but you never know what you will get from anyone under the pressure of the big city media and a real intelligence-overrated fanbase.

    same folks will probably never have the patience to cultivate and entire team from the farm but will complain when a team signs premiere FA’s and don’t perform.

    there is no logic anymore around these parts.

  1420. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Martin should be happy that he got on base…no matter how

  1421. P October 3rd, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    best thing that could’ve happen is martin getting HBP.

    now can we pinch hit montero ?

  1422. Phranchise October 3rd, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Gardner has a Bucky Dent like moment??????????????????? Pretty please.

  1423. Brock October 3rd, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Yes. Verlander is just better. CC couldn’t hold a 2-0 lead, really? It was the first inning. Many “aces” give up two or three runs in a game.

    I will say this….I think this game is over. But this series is not over. Yanks can certainly win tomorrow, and I like their chances going back to Yankee Stadium if that happens.

    Yikes…that HBP in the ribs had to hurt Martin.

  1424. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Jesus saves!

  1425. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    And again, if Tex had any brains or heart, he wouldve taken the HBP.

    Jesus Montero can change this game with one swing of the bat.

  1426. joeman October 3rd, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    my man is up

  1427. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    How in the world did Russ not curl up in a fetal position after taking 100 to the ribs…..hockey player

  1428. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    No stir from the bench?

  1429. Yanks78 October 3rd, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    I’m not sure we can afford to have Swisher here even for next year

    He is actually setting records for postseason futility. Him and Tex actually. I believe after today, no one will have a lower average in postseason play than those 2 among guys who qualify.

  1430. RadioKev October 3rd, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    NOT GARDNER. THIS IS INSANE.

  1431. Bret The Hitman October 3rd, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Pinch hit Montero please.

  1432. BX 12 Fordham Road October 3rd, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Valverde does not go tonight…tossed what 35 pitches yesterday?

  1433. The Other Phil October 3rd, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Elias: yes, because everything happens in a vacuum… ::rolleyes::

  1434. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Um, Joe. Joe are you there? Did this F!@##$$ guy pass out or something?

  1435. luis October 3rd, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Betsy,

    As Blake said earlier, CC was squeezed big time, while Verlander was given a wide strikezone, we are playing against ten tonight

  1436. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    YES great job Martin lol.

  1437. randy l. October 3rd, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    gardner should be able to hit verlander.

    small
    quick bat

  1438. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    come on come on!

  1439. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Why is Gardy batting here?

  1440. daver October 3rd, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    IF Tex took the bhp it would be bases loaded w 1 out

  1441. Wang IS Taiwan October 3rd, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    I’m not blaming Girardi for CC’s struggles, but he is getting my blame for starting him in the 6th. What else has he been saving the blasted pen for if not moments like the 6th inning???

    And whoever said CC was still in to pitch to lefties needs to consider that CC overall was just done. So. Done.

    Still have hope, though Verlander is freakin’ tough.

  1442. Betsy October 3rd, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    What on earth does that have to do with tonight’s game? BD, I hope you’re not an atty because if that’s the sort of evidence you gather to prove your point, I’m sorry for your clients. That has nothing to do with anything. Have a nice night.

  1443. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Don’t swing, Brett.

  1444. Bret The Hitman October 3rd, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    BB would be SO choice.

  1445. joeman October 3rd, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    why is Po still in the game

  1446. Daniel in Toronto October 3rd, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    WHERE’S CHAVEZ, GIRARDI, YOU $*!@$*!@$!*$!* MORON?

  1447. DocTodd October 3rd, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Pinch run for Jorge?? Pinch hit Montero??

  1448. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    can Verlander throw 100mph for 7 more outs?

    maybe… but can he locate too?

    let’s go Yanks!!!

    on the ropes

  1449. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Why is Gardner hitting……See if Montero can turn one around for a 3 run dinger.

  1450. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    This is why Tex needed to take that HBP.

  1451. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    answered your own question. Canadian cities have names like Moose Jaw :D.

    Hey, maybe Verli’s lost it some…

  1452. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Elias: yes, because everything happens in a vacuum… ::rolleyes::
    —-
    I was being mildly sarcastic.

  1453. RadioKev October 3rd, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    He should not swing the bat unless he’s fouling off strike two.

  1454. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    balk!! lol

  1455. BX 12 Fordham Road October 3rd, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    they have what a $10m club option on Swisher…..

  1456. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Betsy,

    I wasn’t singling you out, first of all. But you are just feeding the people who are overreacting and throwing in the towel.

    Whether you are conceding or not, your posts certainly aren’t helping anything.

  1457. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Even if Gardner singles here Posada may not score

    We need an XBH

  1458. BA October 3rd, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Now or never

  1459. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    At least pinch run for posada….

  1460. Nick in SF October 3rd, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Ok, trust in Gardy. Work the walk.

  1461. Yankees_Fan October 3rd, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    I’ve been stuck with a delayed transmission because of the last inning in the Rays-Rangers game. Im following online now. I want something to cheer me up.

  1462. P October 3rd, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Yankees really need to stop handing out no trade clauses to entice a player to come.. forget that, we’ve been burned way too many times.. we are stuck with Tex for 5 more years ..

    I sure hope he asks for a trade, because he really can’t take NY pressure.

  1463. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Take two pitches.

  1464. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    do not swing!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1465. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Tex doesnt care about winning LGY.

  1466. 4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Joe doesn’t wanna try for a 3-run homer tonight !

  1467. RadioKev October 3rd, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Strike three, that is.

  1468. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    oh cmon

    ball 4

    cant help the guy

  1469. The Other Phil October 3rd, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Elias: Ok. Hard to tell, muddling thru the crap…

  1470. P October 3rd, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    strike ??? I declare BS.

  1471. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    that was not a strike…..sheesh

  1472. Betsy October 3rd, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Luis, I’m sorry, I don’t buy that – and CC has to overcome.

  1473. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    One last “F-U” from Jerry Davis.

  1474. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    come on Gardy.!

  1475. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    took a little off at 96. Get it to Jeter and see if he can get a big hit

  1476. cs in la October 3rd, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Yes, where is Jones? Or Chavez?

  1477. WTL October 3rd, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Here comes the CB…

  1478. DocTodd October 3rd, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Is Montero on the roster?????

  1479. BBFan October 3rd, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    “How can anyone in here possibly defend Girardi at this point?”

    Because people are sick and tired of your whining day in and day out.
    Did you ever have anything postive to write about the team?

  1480. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Is Girardi kidding me??? How do you not pinch hit Montero or Jones for Gardner??

  1481. Bret The Hitman October 3rd, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    oh geez

  1482. P October 3rd, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    this ump is about as anti yankee as you can get.

  1483. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Gardner is a jerkoff, just swinging at the pitch. even though it was a strike anyways

  1484. igotid88 October 3rd, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    mick October 3rd, 2011 at 10:53 pm
    I told you so, I told you so…Hughes,CC stink, I detest them….
    —————————————————-

    Hughes didn’t even pitch

  1485. sunny615 October 3rd, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    here’s the “gut check”

  1486. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    YEAH BRETT!!!

  1487. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    i heart Gardner sooo sooo much :)

  1488. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Gritner!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1489. P October 3rd, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    wow Gardner did it again !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1490. BA October 3rd, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Big time hit!!!!

  1491. cs in la October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    wow, I stand corrected.

  1492. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    THANK THE GOOD LORD! FOR MAKING BRETT A YANKEE!

  1493. Tar October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    HAHAHAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAAHAHA

  1494. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    HOLY EFFIN SHIITIK:ERIWERIOOIPRWEIOPRWE”IOPFWEjkfds

  1495. RadioKev October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    I’m sorry for doubting Gardner. :(

  1496. djsunyc October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    GARDNER!!!!

    STFU YOU F’N LOSER FAKE FANS!!!!

  1497. -Matt- October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    OH YEAH

  1498. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    YEAH BABY!!!!!

    EAT IT to everyone who said it was oveR!

  1499. BX 12 Fordham Road October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    the little guy did it…..nice drive!

  1500. sunny615 October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    WOOT!!

  1501. The Other Phil October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Yeah Gardy! Suck it to everyone that wanted to pinch hit!

  1502. MoRings42 October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1503. daver October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    F you tigers and tbs

  1504. Asd October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Yes!!!! Yes yes!!!!!

  1505. egk October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    GARDY!! He was due and he came up bigtime!

  1506. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    OMG Gritter! Good guessing right there !

  1507. joeman October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    you go my man Brett

  1508. LockDown October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    I’m here late…. I have biatching to do & I’m a glass half full kind of person BUT….

    MLB needs to reevaluate themselves. Rain was forecast for Friday & they put the yankees in primetime for their ratings & look what happened. CC was dealing better than he had in the last couple of months & had an ump calling a proper strike zone.

    MLB needs to ensure that the umps give an equal strike zone. If CC had gotten the proper calls, he doesn’t give up those first 2 runs & his pitch count isn’t sky high.

    Girardi left CC in too long. He shouldn’t have been in the 6th & definitely not after the bunt where he fell. As for the lefty excuse, what is Boone there for? Plus, Soriano can get lefties out too. CC was DONE!

    This series isn’t over, they can still win tonight & if not they can win the next 2. But it’s depressing to see CC not even be able to complete 6 innings & give up the lead.

    As I type this…. Gardy ties it up!!!!

  1509. Bret The Hitman October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    YES!!!!!

    TIED!!!!!!!

    HOLY CRAP!!!!!

  1510. Phranchise October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Do you believe. For those that gave up. Please leave now

  1511. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    That was a huge freakin’ hit. Just like Game 1!

  1512. Marcus October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    HOLY!!! GARDNER!!!!

  1513. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Wow!!!!!!

    Brett Effin Gardner!!!!

  1514. MG October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    this team never quits, unlike so many of you losers…

  1515. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Ha! Gardner mastery over Verlander continues!

    Hahahahahahaha!

    There is a beautiful SILENCE in that booth…..the greatest sound in the world!!!

  1516. luis October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    GGBG!!!!!! YES!!!!!!! to no one else but Verlander!!!!!, the game isn’t over till it’s over!!!!

  1517. DocTodd October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Let me apologize to Girardi…boy I was wrong

  1518. BA October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Smolts sounds depressed:-)

  1519. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    I can’t believe that just happened

  1520. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Holy crap, Gardner saved us….

  1521. cs in la October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Gardner got the hit on Sat too.

  1522. BBFan October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    All who have given up on the team keep napping.
    Do not jump on the bandwagon now…

  1523. Bronx Jeers October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Hmmmm.. What happened to the best pitcher of all time and the offense that stalls every postseason?

  1524. Benny Blanco October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    GARDY!!!!!!!

  1525. lasthope October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Thank you Gardy! Season still alive!!!

  1526. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Oh Derek…

  1527. Nick in SF October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    OH YES!

    We were wrong.

    Girardi was right.

    Gardner haters in shock.

    Happy days are here again!

    Silence from the booth.

    :grin: :grin: :grin:

  1528. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    if you said the series was over 10 minutes ago….

    PLEASE LEAVE and crack an egg in your face

  1529. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Verlander isn’t an ace. ;)

  1530. Brock October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    I stand corrected. Woooo Hooo!!!!!

    Verlander is no ace. He couldn’t hold a 2-run lead. Blah, blah, blah!!!

  1531. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    oh wait so everyone on this blog who said Verlander was a better “ace” then CC………..?????????????? is that still true???? huh he gave up 4 too :D

  1532. The Other Phil October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Brett Gardner has 2 words for all of the bridge jumpers:

    SUCK IT.

  1533. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    So sorry I doubted my boy Gritner.

    I will never do it again Brett.

  1534. MoRings42 October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    cmon jeets

  1535. Tarheel In NYC October 3rd, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Gardy!!!! :)

  1536. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Come on Jete! Let’s grab the lead and go get ‘em.

  1537. Phranchise October 3rd, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Posada

    Martin

    Gardner

    Posada

    Martin

    Gardner

    Red Robin you tool !!!!!

  1538. djsunyc October 3rd, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    that’s for all you “Fans” – seriously STFU, drink your milk and get ready for your geography test tomorrow. time for the adults to take over this blog.

  1539. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    They are fighting very hard tonight…..they know how big this one is.

  1540. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Brett did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1541. Angel October 3rd, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    MG October 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm
    this team never quits, unlike so many of you losers…

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

    :)

  1542. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Sometimes it pays not to have much of a reputation. They think they can throw you a gimme and get away with it. Just a fantastic AB by Gardner.

  1543. GreenBeret7 October 3rd, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    DSJ October 3rd, 2011 at 10:49 pm
    Some ace huh?

    ————————————————————————————————————————————————

    Yep. Just like the one on the hill for detroit.

  1544. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Jeter should stay patient he is still eratic and we could potentially gain another run….whoo hooo Gardy and the two out hit….still happy about that

  1545. DSJ October 3rd, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Verlander choke. Sad.

  1546. Trigeminal Neuralgia Yank October 3rd, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Ok, until Arod and Tex get a hit I don’t ever wanna hear crap about Gardner again

  1547. P October 3rd, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    wow I still can’t believe Gardner clutched it again !

  1548. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Get us a lead Cap’n….come on!

  1549. Asd October 3rd, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    I love how sad the TBS announcers sound about this. They were ecstatic during the Tigers moments.

  1550. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Jesus Jete, what are you waiting for…come on man! Let’s Go Yankees!

  1551. Phranchise October 3rd, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Posasa/Martin/ Gardner

    Posada Martin Gardner

    Posada&Martin&Gardner

    Red Robin – tool

  1552. djsunyc October 3rd, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    THAT’s HOW A TRUE ACE PITCHES WITH A LEAD

    F’N POSERS!!!

  1553. Scared of the Wall October 3rd, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    I hope we see Phil Coke tonight. I like our chances against him.

  1554. Tar October 3rd, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    It’s pretty bad when I am glad the Yankees score , just to shut up so called Yankee fans. Wow that was jetes pitch

  1555. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    what a game!

  1556. Brock October 3rd, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    We need the lead. I am still not comfortable. Although I feel a lot better than I did 5 minutes ago.

  1557. randy l. October 3rd, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    jeff jones is the tigers pitching coach?

    well that’s another guy i caught getting an mlb coaching gig.

  1558. Angel October 3rd, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Did they just call him Brent?

  1559. 4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    There was nobody on the bench that I would rather have than Gardner with his speed. And he’s needed in LF.

  1560. waka flocka October 3rd, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    watch all the cry baby sissies leave the post or change their tune. this place has been unreal declaring the game over and crapping on everyone wearing a Yankee uniform.

  1561. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Damn Jeter. At least we tied. Feels a lot better now.

  1562. The Other Phil October 3rd, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Man, what a crappy pitcher Verlander is. Staked to a 2 run lead and he couldn’t hold it. He’s no ace.

  1563. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    “Sometimes it pays not to have much of a reputation”

    absolutely…..Verlander was going to challenge Gardner and he knew it and was ready for it.

  1564. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Soriano throwing CHEESE

    Verlander cracks

    Robertson and Mariano are ready!

    BRING IT!

  1565. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Brett Gardner is my hero!!! I love him and really don’t understand why so many on this blog consistantly diss his skills

  1566. P October 3rd, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    posada and gardner are carrying this team .. who would’ve thought ?

  1567. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Jorge Posada got it started…with two outs…

  1568. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Brett Gardner.

    Biggest hit of the season.

    Grittiest hit of the season.

  1569. BBFan October 3rd, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    That was a great decision by Joe not to pinch hit for Gardner.
    Verlander was wild and Gardner was good at drawing walk.
    He did much better by having a base hit.

    John Smolz is speechless.

  1570. Ken Phelps October 3rd, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Also what a series for posada… He’s taken a lot of heat this year… His at bat was tough

  1571. Brock October 3rd, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Now this becomes a huge inning for the bullpen. Yanks need to keep the momentum.

  1572. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    I go to Robertson, NOW.

  1573. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Thanks Jorgie for starting that inning. Jorge Posada, a guy on his last legs, had more desire than Tex and Swish combined.

    Tex and Swish are selfish jerks. Theyre up there for themselves, up there to swing for themselves.

  1574. Asd October 3rd, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    I love how when the Yankees do something good, instead of celebrating for them, we take the opportunity to yell at each other.

  1575. Triple Short of a Cycle October 3rd, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Joe not opening up the 6th with Sori looming large now

  1576. mick October 3rd, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    you effing loser you stick your ugly head in here when you think its over, you don’t deserve to be a yankee fan. quitter.

  1577. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    The velocity is still there for Verlander but the command is starting to slip a little bit. Need a shut down inning right here and get him back out there ASAP

  1578. 4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Told ya’ the fat lady wasn’t around !

  1579. GreenBeret7 October 3rd, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    just when you want to strangle the little *eckerhead, he gets a hit.

  1580. The Other Phil October 3rd, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Please, Soriano, be good. Be very good.

  1581. Tabbert October 3rd, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Gardner 4 rbis in the alds…. 0 hits for arod. Wowza

  1582. Bret The Hitman October 3rd, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    That was the LAST thing I expected. Verlander cruising. Yankees flailing. And my whipping boy ties the game with a clutch 2 run hit.

    PHENOMENAL

  1583. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    “Sometimes it pays not to have much of a reputation. They think they can throw you a gimme and get away with it. Just a fantastic AB by Gardner.”

    ———–

    well said J Alfred.

    just a great AB.

  1584. djsunyc October 3rd, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    ok…now that the idiots have been shut up…time to concentrate on the game and actually hoping the yanks perform instead of being peg bundy’s with their bon bon’s.

    girardi needs to really micromanage this bullpen now. we have the guys in sori + robertson + mariano.

  1585. Pepitone October 3rd, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    What was that about the game being over?

    This is baseball, chumps, you can’t take a knee, you’ve got to get the last man out.

    Ask the 1986 Red Sox about that.

  1586. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    How do u let this guy beat you? Wow. Cc is a horse but not a true ace. Verlander is showing you what a true ace is!

    :lol:

  1587. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    It cracks me up that people think they are “better fans” because some people vent on a blog and are considered bridge jumpers. I live and die with every pitch and every AB. It’s either vent on a blog or kick my dog. P.S. my dog loves this blog!

  1588. LockDown October 3rd, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    It’s annoying that espn/tbs are so anti-yankees in their announcing.

  1589. joeman October 3rd, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    clean inning here

  1590. MG October 3rd, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Soriano threw the ball better last inning than he has all year, I would stick with him and go batter to batter.

    Robertson and Mo will each go 2 innings if needed tonight, the season is on the line here.

  1591. Willis October 3rd, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    new game

  1592. luis October 3rd, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    What a 4th outfielder this Gardner guy is….huh??

  1593. ralphfl October 3rd, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    hey guess what!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WE HAVE THE LEAD OF CLUELESS DID NOT PUT CC OUT THERE FOR THE 6TH WHEN ANYONE WITH A BRAIN SEEN

  1594. Asd October 3rd, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    I can’t imagine anyone ever considering Swish as “selfish” but I guess theres a first time for everything.

  1595. Phranchise October 3rd, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    can we now let Gardner leadoff? That’s two huge hits in this series. Lefty vs Righty pitching as well.

  1596. Daniel in Toronto October 3rd, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    So I’m guessing that by keeping Gardner in to hit tonight he realized how absurd pinch hitting for him yesterday was…?

    Right?

  1597. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Did they just call him Brent?
    —–
    No, they aren’t THAT stupid…wait a minute…
    …but they really didn’t call him Brent lol

  1598. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Let Soriano start this inning…..he was throwing the crap out of the ball. Have D. Rob loose……if Girardi mentions Ayala’s name then somebody please tackle him.

  1599. Bret The Hitman October 3rd, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Good thing Joe didn’t burn Soriano or Robertson last night.

    Good thing Joe didn’t pinch hit for Gardner.

    Good for Joe.

  1600. Tarheel In NYC October 3rd, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    That ought to fumigate this place :)

  1601. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Yanks have the momentum

    and the better bullpen

    and the better offense

    gotta hold it down here and leave this one with Detroit fans, and TBS employees, in silence

  1602. CB October 3rd, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Verlander started to overthrow that inning. That was the problem.

    Gardner flat out guessed on that 3-2 pitch. 100mph fastball – and instead of trying to accelerate the bat head to the ball (which is impossible to do) he kept his front side closed and took the ball the other way.

  1603. Tar October 3rd, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    “Brett Gardner.
    Biggest hit of the season.
    Grittiest hit of the season.”

    from the nine hole!!! Who knew

  1604. 4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Gardner has been hot & cold all year, but he came through, all that matters.

  1605. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    “Two years removed from a ws title. Sp is worse, lineup is worse, and were older. Wowza. Yanks better have a massive off season. Sign cj, get fielder, and fire girardi.”

    How sad.

  1606. RS October 3rd, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    i wonder if Tigers fans are saying “how do you let Brett Gardner beat you?!” lol

  1607. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Come on Soriano. Let’s go. I completely believe in you.

  1608. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    first pitch was a strike

  1609. mick October 3rd, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    at least the stench is gone…yankee troll the worst..

  1610. Yankees_Fan October 3rd, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Don’t look now, but Gardner is our MVP so far this series. That’s two times he comes up big in that situation. Who knows if he does it again had Girardi let him in the game instead of looking for the “3-run homer”.

  1611. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Bret,

    but you said the Yankees 2011 season was over.

  1612. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    blake October 3rd, 2011 at 11:05 pm
    “Sometimes it pays not to have much of a reputation”

    absolutely…..Verlander was going to challenge Gardner and he knew it and was ready for it.
    ///

    The other night, they threw him a curve that didn’t break and he took care of it.

  1613. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    TRISHA! Glad you’re back lol

  1614. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Soriano throw strikes!!!!!

  1615. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    wow – nice to see a pitch over the knees and the plate is a ball

  1616. Brock October 3rd, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Huge inning for Soriano. I am quite worried about this.

  1617. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    do not like tied games on the road…..but all our pen needs to do is shut it down

  1618. ralphfl October 3rd, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    WHERE WAS P;ITCH 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1619. pat October 3rd, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Santiago and Gardner offense stars. WHo had those Lotto #s?

  1620. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    If he walks so much as one guy, DROb better be in there….

  1621. Bring in the Goose October 3rd, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Cmon sori…

  1622. Jeremy October 3rd, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    I haven’t posted in a while but thank god for gardner !

    And Girardi is a idiot ! I have never seen such horrible decision making when it comes to the postseason. Like I said before the only reason why the Yankees won was because of the players not because of Girardi.

  1623. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Thank GOD Eric friggin Chavez was not sent up to pinch hit tonight.

  1624. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Po doesn’t try to do too much and knows how to work the count. Always has.

    And I have been sitting in lucky seat # 11 at the Stadium and yelling Gritner during every AB to increase his good fortune. ;)

    Go So!

  1625. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Soriano looks as good as I’ve personally seen him in a while

    nice to see the guy can pick it up a little for the postseason

  1626. RadioKev October 3rd, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Do we get to beat Valverde tonight?

    I think that would easily be more satisfying than beating Verlander.

  1627. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    all right, all right, all right, all right,!!

  1628. waka flocka October 3rd, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    and about Sabathia: no, there is no excuse for him walking the park. but it could have been a lot worse. i thought Gardner could have caught the Santiago double but that’s neither here nor there. what bugs me is that the Yankees rode Sabathia into the ground for basically no reason during September. he is paid the big bucks for a reason but he is only human. throwing 238 innings will take its toll on anyone and this game is being started on short rest.

    now i am going to get changed, go to the bar, and watch the Yankees win. to the few who haven’t already jumped off a bridge, good luck.

  1629. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    DAMN IT ALL

  1630. Phranchise October 3rd, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Does anyone else cringe watching Arod go for pop ups? He doesn’t really drop a ton, but always looks awkward

  1631. The Other Phil October 3rd, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Sigh.

  1632. Dj October 3rd, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Crap.

  1633. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    ugh

    that hurts

  1634. Yankees_Fan October 3rd, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Gardner just made me smile. Hadn’t smiled since the top of the first. Thanks Gardner!

  1635. Asd October 3rd, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Drat.

  1636. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    oh Soriano…..

  1637. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Smoltz called that one….

  1638. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Damn

  1639. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Oh oh not good

  1640. Brock October 3rd, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    And that is that. Too predictable.

    Get happy why don’t you Mr. announcer.

  1641. Wang IS Taiwan October 3rd, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Think we need that run back now that Girardi gave up in the 6th?

  1642. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Rafael Soriano will continue to break Yankee fan hearts.

  1643. waka flocka October 3rd, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Smoltz: watch out for the first pitch.

    Boom.

    Unreal.

  1644. Spudz October 3rd, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Bah

  1645. Benny Blanco October 3rd, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    SORRY ANO!!!!!!!!!

  1646. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    well, nothing good you can say about that

  1647. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Alright, come on. Its only one run, let’s get it back in the 8th. hold it here.

  1648. Yankees_Fan October 3rd, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    What?!

  1649. Kelvin October 3rd, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    You gotta be bleeping kidding me

  1650. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    I dont believe it. Not one of our guys, aside from Montero, goes to the opposite field. Not in YS, Not in Detroit, Nowhere

  1651. Tabbert October 3rd, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    And just like that…..

  1652. Bret The Hitman October 3rd, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Punch in the gut.

  1653. Bring in the Goose October 3rd, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Sloppy pitch to a sloppy hitter.

    Why throw him that?

  1654. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    That is a huge punch in the gut. They came back once. 6 outs to do it again.

  1655. djsunyc October 3rd, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 11:07 pm
    It cracks me up that people think they are “better fans” because some people vent on a blog and are considered bridge jumpers. I live and die with every pitch and every AB. It’s either vent on a blog or kick my dog. P.S. my dog loves this blog!

    ——

    we are tho…

  1656. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Verlander at 101 pitches and he has been throwing hard

    not unreasonable to think he’s tired and will lose a little location

  1657. 4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Soriano is a 1-inn. guy ! PERIOD

  1658. Phranchise October 3rd, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Young low ball hitter, has been going opposite way the whole series. Jam him inside. Instead fastball right where he is looking to hit it. Great

  1659. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Jesus. Good thing we are in Detroit.

  1660. Dj October 3rd, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Well, that didn’t last too long…let’s hope for another quick out to get out of inning without any more damage.

  1661. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Still have 2 more AB’s…..they were going to have to score another run anyway

    Cabrera almost hit that out with 1 hand.

  1662. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Robertson should have been in….sori has shown that he struggles when he goes more than one inning.

  1663. Yankees_Fan October 3rd, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    What Gardner gives, Soriano takes it away. Can’t believe how bad he has been for us after the great run with the Rays.

  1664. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    that pitch was right down the middle to Young….who knows what was going on there…..

  1665. DSJ October 3rd, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    What was that joy?

  1666. Phranchise October 3rd, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Well Soriano has earned his money this year. Thanks for that

  1667. djsunyc October 3rd, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    dang…heart breaking pitch…but we still have 6 outs left…

  1668. Tabbert October 3rd, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Should have been d robs inning. Mo could have gone two.

  1669. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Cashman is probably shaking his head right now. I thought Soriano would be huge in the playoffs but that is a really bad time to let that up.

  1670. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Ugh. Get the 3rd out.We’ll just have to get that one back. Fat of our order coming up.

  1671. Dj October 3rd, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Okay, time to score some more runs…

  1672. The Other Phil October 3rd, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Okay, let’s get it back.

    Please.

  1673. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Kicked in the balls.

  1674. sunny615 October 3rd, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Someone needs to punch Levine in the mouth for signing Soriano.

  1675. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    so is Verlander coming back out?

  1676. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Verlander is tiring

    it’s not over

  1677. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Does that really surprise anyone?

    Before the series started everyone said that Soriano would blow a game or 2.

    What a joke right after they tied the game.

  1678. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    wow. what a bad job. into the first freaking row.

  1679. 4 train October 3rd, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    goose dude, beware the crazy betsy chic has emerged from her swamp. instant headache for the whole blog now that she’s back. goundhog day betsy chic.

  1680. qiantom October 3rd, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Smoltz called the first pitch home run by Young. Doesn’t it make soriano and martin look like idiots?

  1681. Nick in SF October 3rd, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Any of our coming batters can tie it up with one swing.

    Verlander is leaking oil, if it’s even him.

    The bullpen? Bring ‘em on.

  1682. Pepitone October 3rd, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Wellup … tied the game up and our rested relief pitcher gives up the lead.

    Eh … whadda gonna do?

  1683. Brock October 3rd, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    You have got to hold them if you are Soriano. He has been doing this crap all year.

    That being said, give credit to Delmon Young too. That was a nice job of going the other way.

    And give credit to Smoltz. He almost predicted it with the “Watch out for the first pitch” call.

    Ugh.

  1684. CB October 3rd, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    If you’re going to miss to Delmon Young – you have to make sure you miss out of the zone. He’ll chase it as it is.

    Wonder what Randy Levine is thinking right now.

  1685. The Other Phil October 3rd, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Tyler: I really, really hated the signing. Such a terrible move by “leadership”.

  1686. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Really miss Joba right about now.

  1687. Phranchise October 3rd, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Grandy Cano Arod. Can someone just grab hold of one here please?

  1688. Yankees_Fan October 3rd, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:12 pm
    Soriano is a 1-inn. guy ! PERIOD

    **********

    What about No-Inning guy? Hope he leaves.

  1689. djsunyc October 3rd, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Yankees_Fan October 3rd, 2011 at 11:13 pm
    What Gardner gives, Soriano takes it away. Can’t believe how bad he has been for us after the great run with the Rays.

    ———-

    it’s a roll of the dice when it comes to playing in ny. you just can’t tell what any player will do under the microscope. some guys thrive…some don’t. there is no way to tell prior to their arrival.

  1690. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    “sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 11:07 pm
    It cracks me up that people think they are “better fans” because some people vent on a blog and are considered bridge jumpers. ”

    ———–

    declaring the season over because the Yanks are down 4-2 in the 6th inning is worthy of being ridiculed.

    sorry – venting is one thing – the annoying declarations of “Fire Girardi” or “Fire Cashman” or “The Season is OVER” every single time the Yanks fall behind is what losers and quitters do.

  1691. Purenyyankee October 3rd, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Overpaid Gutless piece of $hit.

  1692. CB October 3rd, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Verlander may be tiring – but his problem last inning was that he reacted to tiring by starting to overthrow.

    He can “dial it down” to 95-97 to adjust to being tired.

    That’s what he did to Jeter.

  1693. Triple Short of a Cycle October 3rd, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Looks like its up to Graderson or Cano

  1694. The Other Phil October 3rd, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Let’s go bats. We need a boom! or 3!

  1695. charlestonchew October 3rd, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    So…. do you guys know if Valverde is available tonight? The “announcers” made it seem like he may not be.

  1696. Kelvin October 3rd, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Cano will go deep now ;)

  1697. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Alright guys. Time for another rally. This team can do it.

  1698. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    @Phranchise
    Yep. If just ONE of either Granderson or A-Rod decides to Show up, it would be a huge advantage for us. Go Yanks, let’s get this one back.

  1699. 4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Fat lady may be in the house, but she’s got a roll of duct tape around her mouth !

    Let’s go Yanks !

  1700. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Verlander is only at 100 pitches. They are really going to have to work him here for Leyland to even think about taking him out. The Yanks got beat by the biggest scrubs in this game

  1701. Yankees_Fan October 3rd, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Pepitone October 3rd, 2011 at 11:14 pm
    Wellup … tied the game up and our rested relief pitcher gives up the lead.

    Eh … whadda gonna do?

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

    Get the lead for the real good guys in the pen. (Hint: Rob and Mo)

  1702. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    What tonight’s game underlined is that the Yankees are always capable of coming back. They did it against Verlander, Detroit’s best. I would never give up the ship, no matter how bleak things may appear at any given point in time.

  1703. djsunyc October 3rd, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    qiantom October 3rd, 2011 at 11:14 pm
    Smoltz called the first pitch home run by Young. Doesn’t it make soriano and martin look like idiots?

    ————

    well smoltz is one of the greater pitchers of our generation…

  1704. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    That ones on Girardi……he got a clean inning out if him–why push it?

  1705. JWeav October 3rd, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Who’s gonna fill Mo’s shoes?

  1706. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    CB,

    we’ll see if he has location though

    and the ump giving him 3 inches off the plate

  1707. qiantom October 3rd, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    That’s 5 inches outside…

  1708. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    whats with this strike zone

  1709. RadioKev October 3rd, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    heart of the order has to get it done now.

  1710. The Other Phil October 3rd, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    BD: Quoted for truth.

    Dude, seriously!? 1 foot off the plate!?

  1711. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    THAT IS NOT A STRIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1712. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    2-0 really

  1713. BA October 3rd, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    That first pitch was the worst call of the night

  1714. pkyankfan69 October 3rd, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Must be nice to get a pitch 2 feet outside called a strike

  1715. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Leland cares more about getting Verlander a win or he doesn’t have a good pen?

  1716. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    3-0 really

  1717. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    That was still maybe the best Soriano has thrown the ball all year….he got some big outs in the 6th there. Made one mistake to Young….but otherwise he was really good.

  1718. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    That wasnt a strike.

    This is the inning. We cant expect any help from Tex or Swish. Gotta get the job done this inning.

    Verlander is tired. Pitching on 2 days rest after throwing 25 pitches. At 100 now

  1719. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    And ball 4

  1720. egk October 3rd, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Why does Verlander keep getting those strike calls that are outside the box now?

  1721. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    that strike is a joke call…

  1722. Tar October 3rd, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    “Really miss Joba right about now.”

    Me too. On that bunt earlier I was thinking CC should have done a Joba belly flop to stop it. :D

  1723. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Come on…..that’s not been a strike the whole game

  1724. Jeremy October 3rd, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    I also will say that A-rod and his contract will continue to hurt this team as we move along. Some people need to be removed from this lineup. I wish we could revamp this lineup for next year.

  1725. The Other Phil October 3rd, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    This guy is ridiculous behind the plate.

  1726. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Well, regardless of what happens, they really can’t go with the Verlander narrative. They have to change it up. If we lose, it’ll be Delmon Young’s Revenge (for Twins series).

    Maybe these guys can shorten up a little here & get something done? The big swingers are hurting us.

  1727. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    wow

    my heart sank there

  1728. BA October 3rd, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Wow this ump must have grown up in Detroit

  1729. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    damn just a little bit under

  1730. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    F-in ballpark.

  1731. Phranchise October 3rd, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Just under it

  1732. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Phil-

    I’m just not a huge fan of giving big money to relievers not named Rivera. Besides the top 5 closers in the game, relief pitching is so variable year to year. I don’t think they figured that Robertson would be quite this dominant so they wanted to pair up another guy with Joba. Still, 35 million is way too big of a number.

  1733. WTL October 3rd, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Tonight is truly the tale of two different strikezones.

  1734. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Fack. Just missed it.

  1735. pkyankfan69 October 3rd, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    First 4 pitches to Grandy were ALL OUT OF THE BOX.

    THIS IS SUCH BS

  1736. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    got it off the handle….ugh

  1737. Bret The Hitman October 3rd, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    crap

  1738. CB October 3rd, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Grandy missed it by an inch. Literally an inch. Just too close to the handle.

  1739. Asd October 3rd, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    I don’t know what was more disgusting, that strike call, or the awful dumb and dumber quote.

  1740. aleighstn October 3rd, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Sterling killing me!

  1741. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Should have been a walk.

  1742. RadioKev October 3rd, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Granderson misses, and Cano is still late on the fastballs.

  1743. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    “# blake October 3rd, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    That was still maybe the best Soriano has thrown the ball all year….he got some big outs in the 6th there. Made one mistake to Young….but otherwise he was really good.”

    ———————

    blake – I agree. Of course the one mistake hurts as much as any pitch he’s thrown this season :(

  1744. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    oh Cano for the rest of the game our batters are gonna think solo HR. We should try and work the count and get on base

  1745. Brappy55 October 3rd, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Tigers that beat us:
    -Delmon Young
    -Brandon Inge
    -Ramon Santiago
    -Don Kelly

    Wow, can you find any bigger nobody’s in baseball. Unreal. Now we’re gonna have to watch Valverde dance.

  1746. ac1 October 3rd, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    apparently verlanders strike zone is twice as big and high now…

  1747. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    what a joke

    this is just disgusting

  1748. Brock October 3rd, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Stop counting on the Tigers bullpen. We will not see them tonight. Like I posted earlier, Leyland would be a fool to call on them.

  1749. The Other Phil October 3rd, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Okay, this ump is absolute CRAP. Jeez.

  1750. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    come on. Verlander and the mile wide and mile high strike zone. Christ.

  1751. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    WHAAAAAA? HOW Can these hitters have a shot??

  1752. waka flocka October 3rd, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    there is no way in hell that pitch was a strike. are you kidding me?

  1753. Phranchise October 3rd, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Come on, no one has been getting that all night !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1754. daver October 3rd, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Maybe a rod or Tex will come up big.

    Baaaaaaawwwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaa

  1755. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    LGY called an Alex homer earlier. Maybe that’s what we’ll get.

    Did anyone just see strike 3 to Cano?????????????????????????/

    Wanna shut down my conspiracies any further?

  1756. Asd October 3rd, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    That call was such crap.

  1757. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    how is that anywhere near a strike…..it almost hit his hands!!!!!!

  1758. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    And TBS quickly takes away the K box after yet another missed call

  1759. Benny Blanco October 3rd, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    NOT A STRIKE!!1!!!!!!!

  1760. 4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Another high pitch !

  1761. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    I can’t stand this anymore. Can they protest this somehow? I’m just in shock by this.

  1762. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Verlander has done something tonight that you don’t see often….he’s flat out beat Robbie on fastballs.

    Funny that the strike zone is getting wider now……that’s a strike but CC didn’t get anything all freaking game. Awful

  1763. qiantom October 3rd, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    This is just stupid umpiring.

  1764. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Right down. Broadway.

  1765. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    BS on the strike out pitch. Just bull.

  1766. Spudz October 3rd, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    This strike zone is unreal

  1767. CB October 3rd, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Wow. That was unreal. What an awful call.

    The Yankees would have been much better off with an all RH hitting line up.

    So stupid that Gerry Davis’ “strike zone” is completely contingent on the fact that he decides to line up over the catcher’s left shoulder.

  1768. Nick in SF October 3rd, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Where was the blue box on that called strike 3?

  1769. djsunyc October 3rd, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    this ump’s zone is killing us…he’s all pumped up for verlander…this is almost like livan hernandez vs. the indians…

  1770. Triple Short of a Cycle October 3rd, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    and Joe just sits in the dugout doing nothing

  1771. Phranchise October 3rd, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    I cannot believe with everything all night, how does he get that call????

  1772. RadioKev October 3rd, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Can he keep fooling A-Rod?

  1773. Yankees_Fan October 3rd, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    This game should be investigated by the MLB. Im serious. This has been a joke of an umpire.

  1774. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Yeah ok because that is a strike. I really can’t believe that Girardi has allowed this to go on all night long. I lost a lot of respect for Girardi to not back his guys.

  1775. egk October 3rd, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Verlander getting every close and not so close calls now. No wonder he’s so great.

  1776. BA October 3rd, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Surprised that ball in the dirt wasnt called a strike

  1777. kd October 3rd, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    let him swing pn 3-0?

  1778. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 11:20 pm
    WHAAAAAA? HOW Can these hitters have a shot??
    ______________

    No kidding….thats why they are swinging cant take a chance on any pitch being called third strike no matter what. You cannot make up this awfulness

  1779. DocTodd October 3rd, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Ump blows

  1780. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    that pitch to A-Rod was 1000% times better than the strikeout one to Cano

  1781. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Take 1

  1782. 4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Strike there !

  1783. Yankees_Fan October 3rd, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    For unexpected, what about an A-Rod homer?

  1784. Phranchise October 3rd, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    It’s ok to take this walk.

  1785. kd October 3rd, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    i guess so

  1786. The Other Phil October 3rd, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Man, he missed that one.

  1787. Triple Short of a Cycle October 3rd, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    why swing at a 3 and 0 pitch?

  1788. CB October 3rd, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    They need to give Montero a shot in this game.

    They should not let his bat speed just rot on the bench down one run.

  1789. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    He challenged Arod with a fastball right down the middle and of course he missed it

  1790. Phranchise October 3rd, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    He’s no where close on any of these pitches.

  1791. RadioKev October 3rd, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Breaking ball coming up.

  1792. Brock October 3rd, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    This strike zone is awful. How can you call that strikeout pitch to Cano and not call that 2-0 pitch to ARod?

    Give me a break ump.

  1793. kd October 3rd, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    verlander has mariano like mechanics

  1794. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    CC threw so many strikes that were called balls in this game….and now the zone starts to widen. It’s just BS…

  1795. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    changeup would be deadly

  1796. Triple Short of a Cycle October 3rd, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Montero’s dead

  1797. The Other Phil October 3rd, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Trip: he got a pumpkin and missed it.

  1798. The Other Phil October 3rd, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Wow, not a strike?!!

  1799. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Atta boy, Alex.

  1800. Nick in SF October 3rd, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Not a strike?

  1801. CB October 3rd, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Verlander’s overthrowing.

  1802. DocTodd October 3rd, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Maybe Tex runs into one here

  1803. 4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Sure that was high ump ?

  1804. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    116 pitches of max effort

    just need 1 more mistake

    PLEASE

  1805. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Darn good AB by Alex….

  1806. Bret The Hitman October 3rd, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Thank you Arod.

  1807. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Can we pinch hit for Tex?

  1808. Phranchise October 3rd, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Nice Arod. Tex has to come through. A defining moment right here.

  1809. vinny-b October 3rd, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    if the Tigers win, i won’t consider their win legit.

    not with these HORRIBLE F#cKING ball/strike calls.

  1810. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Come on Teix. Now is as good of a time as any. No time like the present to shut up the naysayers.

  1811. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Tex, your entire season can be erased here, please sit on a breaking ball here.

  1812. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    sigh…glad A-rod walked but who knows what it means

  1813. Niblick October 3rd, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    So what is Binder Joe saving the good relievers for? Game 6?

  1814. Brock October 3rd, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    C’mon Tex!!!!!

    The time is now. Prove you are not the freaking bum that everyone believes you to be.

  1815. Yankees_Fan October 3rd, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    For unexpected, what about a Tex Message?

  1816. MG October 3rd, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Baseball is such a funny game a Teix HR would be just about what you’d expect here…

  1817. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Any chance Tex can get a big hit here?

  1818. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Tex has made good contact a couple of times tonight….maybe he can cheat and catch one

  1819. CB October 3rd, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Take the ball the other way.

  1820. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    CB,

    he’s been overthrowing alot tonight

    he’s due for another walk or a mistake right down broadway

  1821. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Tex owes me a HR

  1822. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    C’mon Tex, change our destiny.

  1823. Tar October 3rd, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    it’s Alex you’re down by 1 you always give him the green light on 3-0.

  1824. xcv October 3rd, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    take your pick: slow roller to the right side or pop-up to the left

  1825. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Lining up over the catcher’s left shoulder has no effect on pitches high. Try again.

    Maybe this is Mark Teck sharas time?

  1826. 4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Park one Mark ( I can wish & hope )

  1827. Brappy55 October 3rd, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Joe Girardi is the worst. The guy has no connection with NYC, doesn’t back his players, and he overmanages. It really wouldn’t be a big deal if the Yankees parted ways with him this off-season and let him go screw up the Cubs (even more then they already are).

  1828. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    I’d pinch run for Alex

  1829. daver October 3rd, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Earn Your salary mr. Popup

  1830. BA October 3rd, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Need a Tex msg here

  1831. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    pinch run and give Verlander something else to think about (SB) and a guy who can score on a double

  1832. Yankees_Fan October 3rd, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Niblick October 3rd, 2011 at 11:24 pm
    So what is Binder Joe saving the good relievers for? Game 6?

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

    Unfortunately, Soriano was supposed to be one of the good ones.

  1833. Wang IS Taiwan October 3rd, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    I would be SHOCKED if Leyland pulls Verlander. Why would he?

  1834. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    damn you daver :)

  1835. Phranchise October 3rd, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Awful

  1836. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    damn it Teix. Damn it. Damn it. That was your pitch and you missed it.

  1837. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    swing too long…..hopefully they bring in the clown in the 9th

  1838. daver October 3rd, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Pop up…

  1839. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    So $23m gets you 1 post season hit? Great sign me up…

  1840. djsunyc October 3rd, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    next season, tex better bunt that ball when they play the shift on him…

  1841. Bret The Hitman October 3rd, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Tex is worthless.

    P is probably off the hook right now.

  1842. egk October 3rd, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Mr Pop-up does it again. Tex is a better fielding Giambi with a worse on base percentage. It’s all or nothing.

  1843. Nick in SF October 3rd, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    So much for leaking oil.

    Sigh.

  1844. Bring in the Goose October 3rd, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Hittable pitch to Tex.

    Man he is just awful.

    This team goes as he and Alex go.

  1845. The Other Phil October 3rd, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Sigh. Oh Tex, where have you gone…

  1846. Brock October 3rd, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Same old Tex at-bat. Jeez he is so freaking frustrating.

    Just get on base for god’s sake. No. The same old Tex pop-up. Yuk.

  1847. Niblick October 3rd, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    I’ll take pop up to the left side for $200, Alex.

  1848. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Bring on the dancing fool! Because it will be pleasurable when he blows the first save of the year.

  1849. qiantom October 3rd, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    The umpire is extremely asymmetric left and right. This is what it is.

  1850. Swishalicious33 October 3rd, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Tex is the least clutch Yankee I have ever seen.

  1851. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Well, that about sums up Mark Teixeira in a nutshell. Mr. Pop Up. Guy’s an overpaid waste. Jorge Posada, on his last legs, has more baseball value than Mark Teck shara

  1852. vinny-b October 3rd, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    nice choke job, Tex.

    performing your usual disapearance act in the playoffs. No off days in the playoffs this year. Can’t use that as an excuse

  1853. Pepitone October 3rd, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    I guess Teixeira has tickets to the show tonight.

    He’s in an awful hurry to get the game over.

  1854. CB October 3rd, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Gardner was the only one to really approach Verlander’s heat the right way.

    He kept that front side closed and just too the ball the other way.

    All of the rest of the hitters keep trying to hit verlander’s heat by trying to swing faster. Just can’t do that. Too much power.

  1855. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    We can win tomorrow with Burnett, right? They’re pitching Rick Freakin’ Porcello!

  1856. Tabbert October 3rd, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Notice how the tigers live off the crowd and answer back? Yanks played with no life at home. This team really is a joke. No passion at all… They simply dont want it.

  1857. 4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Fat lady is starting to move around, but still enveloped with duct tape at her mouth.

  1858. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Although, for the record, I still believe they can win tonight, too.

  1859. Niblick October 3rd, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    It’s all up to AJ. Shudder.

  1860. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    I’ve tried to defend Tex all year but I don’t know how to anymore. His swing is an absolute mess from the left side. The guy needs to step and be a star player. Almost have to pinch hit for him at this point…

  1861. Yankees_Fan October 3rd, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Tex is SO DISAPPOINTING. He may have great defense, but he never seems to do anything important on offense, especially in the postseason. The worst is that, he will be the first to praise Verlander. Newsflash Tex, you are a liability on offense right now.

  1862. Wang IS Taiwan October 3rd, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Blake,

    The clown threw 30 pitches yesterday. And Leyland’s not Girardi. (Lucky Tigers.)

  1863. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Notice how the tigers live off the crowd and answer back? Yanks played with no life at home. This team really is a joke. No passion at all… They simply dont want it.
    —-
    I don’t buy this. I do buy that the crowd was hiding from the rain though.

  1864. daver October 3rd, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Why doesn’t Tex just bat right handed all the time? He sucks from the left side

  1865. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    A rod has played a he’ll of a gutty game tonight….

  1866. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    no one can convice me that Verlander is not HIGHLY overrated. Nothing can, his 24 wins didn’t and this game doesn’t either he’s just lucky that he got 5 runs. (Tomorrow anyone who didn’t watch the game is gonna see 10K’s and think how great is that guy. False.) He so overrated and the love fest over him is disgusting.

  1867. BJSchwartz October 3rd, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    I created an account just to post that this ump is a travesty. He squeezed cc’s strike zone all night and gave verlander every big pitch.

  1868. JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Sori blew it.

    Again, the striking zone is a joke, the first pitch to brandy is strike?

    Fu, ump

  1869. Daniel in Toronto October 3rd, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Mark Teixeria should be embarrassed.

    It’s funny, because early in the season I figured his low average was due to bad luck (he had, and continued to have for the whole season, a REALLY low BABIP)…

    Now? I know why he has a REALLY low BABIP. HE NEVER MAKES SOLID CONTACT. Ever. He pops out ALL of the time or weakly grounds out.

    He makes the least solid contact on the team, I would argue.

  1870. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    The funny thing is Soriano’s location was really off. Even Darling said well he hasn’t pitched in days. But of course Girardi is the only person who thinks not pitching for a week is ok and he was “saving his guys” for tonight. Maybe if Soriano pitched the 9th inning yesterday he would of had command tonight.

  1871. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    You cant be that braindead to blame the anti Yankee umpiring tonight on where the umpire was positioned.

    The umpire was making the same calls even if he had a TV monitor in front of him.

    We’re getting cheated. Accept the facts. Stop trying to sweep them under the rug

  1872. ac1 October 3rd, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    tex bringing his usual playoff performance into 2011…

  1873. Benny Blanco October 3rd, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Tex has been non existant

  1874. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Swisher, Posada, Montero? , Gardner

    coming up…..

  1875. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    CB-

    Gardner’s approach was beautiful. Quick to the zone shooting the gap. It’s not easy to take Verlander deep. They have a better chance of stringing together some hits and walks.

  1876. Yankees_Fan October 3rd, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    We are pitching Proctor, since Verlander is in and the deficit is one, right, Skip?

  1877. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    I can’t bring myself to get worked up over Rafael Soriano blowing a game or Tex popping up in a big spot.

    It’s just too predictable at this point.

  1878. Niblick October 3rd, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    The story of this series will be the big black hole on the middle of the lineup.

  1879. The Other Phil October 3rd, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Tyler: he knows it is but it’s not something that can be fixed right now. I do wonder what would happen if he just stayed on 1 side.

    Hopefully KLong and he can fix it in the off-season, when that starts in November…

  1880. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Absolutely inexcusable that Soriano was left in for a second inning. Doe anyone disagree?

  1881. donnie23 October 3rd, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Teixeira is no better than carlos pena vs RHP. What a shame that he allowed himself to become such an all or nothing hitter. Surely not worth the contract.

  1882. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Almost through 3 games and this is Robertson’s first appearance. Something doesn’t seem right about that.

  1883. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    The Tigers’ losers did the job tonight. Santiago, Kelly. His name rhymes with Ron Jelly for christ’s sake. But Tex and Swish do ZERO!

  1884. Yankees_Fan October 3rd, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Benny Blanco October 3rd, 2011 at 11:28 pm
    Tex has been non existant

    ******

    Who is this Tex?

  1885. cs in la October 3rd, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Luckily, Proctor is long gone.

  1886. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    How is Ayala not in this game, if not Ayala why not Proctor? Damnit Joe…

  1887. donnie23 October 3rd, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Soriano was fine but the fastball first pitch to a free swinger was inexcusable. Martin call?

  1888. BJSchwartz October 3rd, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Definitely pinch hit Montero. Tex and A-Rod are a huge hole in our lineup. A-rod now still at .000 and Teixeira at .091

  1889. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    DRob :D

  1890. Triple Short of a Cycle October 3rd, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Swisher, Posada, Montero? , Gardner

    coming up…..

    ———————————–

    Montero who?

  1891. qiantom October 3rd, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Robertson got that outside corner.

  1892. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Elias, I absolutely agree we can beat Porcello. So that would either take it for the Yanks or bring it home to the Stadium to Nova.

    :)

  1893. Dj October 3rd, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Ooh, looks like Verlander is done.

  1894. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    I guess Verlander is NOT coming out for the 9th

  1895. Niblick October 3rd, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Only total losers blame the ump. It’s not the ump’s fault that Tex and A-roid are hitting like they left their PEDs at home.

  1896. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    UntilIf he makes the adjustments, Teix has become a player who should only hit vs. lefties.

  1897. Tabbert October 3rd, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Drob should have been in last inning. Sori does not like pitching more than one inning. Girardi is a tard.

  1898. Pepitone October 3rd, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    CB October 3rd, 2011 at 11:24 pm
    Take the ball the other way.
    ================
    In terms of making adjustments, he’s one of the worst I have ever seen in MLB.

    He either can’t, or he won’t. I don’t know which.

  1899. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Hey look! The umpire got that strike 3 right. Now that we’re down a run, at least, heading into the 9th

  1900. CB October 3rd, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Looks like Verlander is coming out. Thank goodness.

    Take your chances with the worse pitcher.

  1901. cs in la October 3rd, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    What a shame to waste such epic seasons by Robertson, Cano and Grandy with such non-clutch performances by Arod, Tex and Jeter. Lets hope this isn’t the end.

  1902. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Montero needs to hit for Martin in the 9th

  1903. Yankees_Fan October 3rd, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 11:29 pm
    Almost through 3 games and this is Robertson’s first appearance. Something doesn’t seem right about that.

    *********

    Be glad you are seeing him today. Girardi was saving him for Game 6. Oh, wait…

  1904. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Phil-

    I know that it can’t be fixed right now. He’s just got to roll with it and maybe be able to take it the other way occasionally like he did in game 1. I’m not sure about staying on 1 side but it honestly can’t be much worse than it is now. I think they come back in the 9th though. I have faith.

  1905. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Maybe the Yanks can actually get to the clown in the 9th inning. I would love to see Jones hit for Swisher and Montero for Martin but of course Joey binder would never do that.

  1906. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Elias, I absolutely agree we can beat Porcello. So that would either take it for the Yanks or bring it home to the Stadium to Nova.
    —-
    Absolutely. I won’t be picky. We don’t have to win 1-0. Or even 10-0. I’ll take 15-12. As long as we win. So the question is…do we shake the lineup up, or no.

  1907. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    I mean, did anyone not see Soriano blowing a game in this postseason?

    Anyone?

  1908. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Tonight would be a glorious time for Valverde’s first blown save if that’s who they bring in….he’s due. Same approach as last night

  1909. JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Klong is overrated, or he is not that important after all.
    Look at our 3-4-5.

  1910. daver October 3rd, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    I hope we come back agAinst Valverde the clown

  1911. donnie23 October 3rd, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    start montero at DH and posada at first tom

  1912. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 11:28 pm
    CB-

    Gardner’s approach was beautiful. Quick to the zone shooting the gap. It’s not easy to take Verlander deep. They have a better chance of stringing together some hits and walks.
    ///

    Be a helluva lot easier at home, but he plays in such an intensely pitcher friendly park, he has no qualms about letting it all just fly. Great pitcher, but he’s got a huge HFA.

  1913. CB October 3rd, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    “Almost through 3 games and this is Robertson’s first appearance. Something doesn’t seem right about that.”

    This can always happen with a bull pen. It’s why it’s very easy to overestimate their effect.

    Can’t impact a game if you don’t get to play.

    There was no reason for CC to be out there for that last inning. Remarkable that Girardi didn’t try to “shorten the game” with the weapons he has while the game was hanging in the balance.

  1914. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    first things first….D Rob has to get through this inning,

  1915. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    If the Yanks let Valverde do his dance on the mound, I’m gonna smash something.

    Gotta make that scumbag pay.

  1916. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    I mean, did anyone not see Soriano blowing a game in this postseason?
    —-
    The sarcastic side of me says that I didn’t see this coming, because I thought Ayala was going to pitch every game and I wouldn’t see Soriano.

    The realistic side of me says that we still have 3 outs to go before Soriano “officially” blew the game. So maybe our offense will let him off the hook.

  1917. Niblick October 3rd, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Too bad Tex doesn’t have Grandy’s brain. Grandy recognized he was having problems, went to Long, listened to Long, and fixed himself. That will never happen with “look at the back of the baseball card” Teixeira.

  1918. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    “I mean, did anyone not see Soriano blowing a game in this postseason?

    Anyone?”

    Um…

  1919. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Wonder how it would have played out if Joe didn’t let a clearly gassed CC come out for that inning? That should be a fun explanation in the post game.

  1920. djsunyc October 3rd, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    robertson overthrowing here…

    smoltz “too bad he fouled it” – openly rooting for the tigers – lol…

  1921. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Our guys need to adjust to playing in a homer hostile park.

  1922. The Other Phil October 3rd, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Tyler: Me too. Verlander out, Valverde is prone to blown saves.

    Re: Teix, I am just glad that he recognizes he’s screwed up his swing and wants to fix it. It does seem like he’s over swinging from the left side. If he could shorten his swing, some of those pop ups might drive a little.

  1923. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    JAP-

    I hate Comerica. It’s probably the worst park for the Yanks in the majors due to its dimensions. I hate playoff series with the Tigers because it’s cold and the ball doesn’t fly. The Yanks are pretty dependent on the long ball and that’s a bad recipe in Detroit.

  1924. Yankees_Fan October 3rd, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Niblick October 3rd, 2011 at 11:30 pm
    Only total losers blame the ump. It’s not the ump’s fault that Tex and A-roid are hitting like they left their PEDs at home.

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

    I’d agree if it wasn’t so obvious how he was horribly squeezing CC while Verlander had a normal zone. The Tigers tied the game at 2 thanks to the umpires. CC didn’t have it, but he still would’ve had a better line if not for the umpire.

    Now, of course, since we tied it, this is now on Soriano. That doesn’t take away the dirty umpire’s job.

  1925. Daniel in Toronto October 3rd, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Remember last year when Grandy’s swing versus lefties was just terrible and they sat him down for a few games and got it figured out?

    How has the same not happened with Teixeira? He CANNOT hit left-handed, and he looks terrible whenever anyone throws him anything on the outside corner (a pop-up to the left side is almost a given).

    He hits the ball with no authority from that side, and I have no clue why nothing was done about it during the season.

  1926. CB October 3rd, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Pepi-

    I think it’s a combination of both.

    But mostly I think he’s developed a swing and hitting mechanics which make it very difficult for him to hit the ball where it’s pitched.

  1927. Triple Short of a Cycle October 3rd, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Hey MG can you post some more awful post season stats to make me feel better about Marks

  1928. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Verlander gets a K for that last ball for DRob

  1929. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Soriano and Robertson both don’t have good command. Who would of thought? Of course they couldn’t pitch yesterday in the 6th and 9th because we were saving them for tonight. Great job Joey binder.

  1930. qiantom October 3rd, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    TBS broadcasters are totally criticizing Girardi’s managing.

  1931. Daniel in Toronto October 3rd, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    OHHHH GOLD GLOVE DEFENSE FROM MARK TEIXEIRA. WHO CARES ABOUT HIS BAT WITH PLAYS LIKE THAT?

  1932. JWeav October 3rd, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Valverde was right

  1933. djsunyc October 3rd, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    culture change in sports – jeter joking around with peralta down a run in a pivotal game of the playoffs.

  1934. Phranchise October 3rd, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Please keep us 1 run behind here. At least give us a shot

  1935. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    I thought Grandy’s was gone off the bat….that’s two nights in a row (Jones last night)

  1936. MG October 3rd, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    the problem with Girardi is that he is a ‘pushbutton’ manager and in the postseason there are times you need to change your approach because each game is a series in itself-Leyland pulled Ordonez in the 6th inning, you would never see Girardi do that so early.

  1937. 4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    cs in la October 3rd, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    What a shame to waste such epic seasons by Robertson, Cano and Grandy with such non-clutch performances by Arod, Tex and Jeter. Lets hope this isn’t the end.

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

    Last time I looked Jeter has 4 hits so far. How about some “clutch” behind him ?

  1938. CB October 3rd, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    “Montero needs to hit for Martin in the 9th”

    Completely agree. They need to give montero a shot. Martin’s swing is not a great match up here.

  1939. P October 3rd, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    There a difference between going the other way and then being late and the ball going the other way.. Tex has been late on everything !

  1940. Wang IS Taiwan October 3rd, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Nice, DRob.

  1941. Phranchise October 3rd, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Arod some nice defense tonight for sure.

  1942. Jerkface October 3rd, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    The yankees pen is supposed to be a strength and girardi has pitched the dregs more than the actual strong part. Terrible.

  1943. pkyankfan69 October 3rd, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Thank god they are bringing in Valverde.
    I don’t care if Verlander has 150 pitches, I want him outa there.

    Beating Valverde after his douchbagery yesterday would be ultimate sweetness.

    Shut up these stupid f_cking TBS announcers too.

  1944. Jeremy October 3rd, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    This team needs to be overhauled. Posada will be gone, A-rod is always injured and getting old, Teix is worthless when it comes to clutch hitting, and Swisher is all over the place. When you have players that don’t have grit you get pathetic playt when it counts.

    And with the number one clown A.J. Burnett pitching game 4 this series will be over.

  1945. djsunyc October 3rd, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    darling criticizing girardi’s bullpen management.

    smoltz has been spot on alot of the evening in his pre-pitch analysis.

  1946. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    qiantom October 3rd, 2011 at 11:35 pm
    TBS broadcasters are totally criticizing Girardi’s managing.
    ———————————-

    Darling is bitter that his Mets are constantly overshadowed by the Yanks and Smoltz couldn’t outduel Pettite when it counted most. Both are jealous of the Bombers.

  1947. Pepitone October 3rd, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Girardi has to pinch hit for Russell Martin … doesn’t he?

  1948. BA October 3rd, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Need a baserunner to bring Gardner to the plate for more heroics ;-)

  1949. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Montero needs to PH here.

  1950. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Let’s keep that guy from dancing. If we don’t, we’re going to beat Porcello tomorrow. It might get ugly, but we can do it. Either way, they can do this. Might just be uncomfortable for a while.

  1951. P October 3rd, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Girardi will say that Tex had some really good at bats.

  1952. Yankees_Fan October 3rd, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Daniel in Toronto October 3rd, 2011 at 11:35 pm
    OHHHH GOLD GLOVE DEFENSE FROM MARK TEIXEIRA. WHO CARES ABOUT HIS BAT WITH PLAYS LIKE THAT?

    **********

    No problem if he is hitting #9. At #6, he has been horrible.

  1953. Purenyyankee October 3rd, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Soriano is a pu$$y.

  1954. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Tex has tried to take the ball to LF in this series….his swing plane still won’t let him hit the ball on a line that way though so while the approach is better….it’s ending up as routine flys balls so far. He’s closed up a little so I’m hoping it’s a first step to more modifications this winter.

  1955. BBFan October 3rd, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    There will be Montero sighting in this inning.
    But it is unfair to the guy to come to bat with the game on the line.
    Still, he is the only one left who can hit one out.

  1956. kd October 3rd, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    rally caps on your couches folks

    now would be the perfect time to deliver a huge blow.

    verlander was dominant, but we still got 4 off of him

    if the bullpen blows it, they’re broken

  1957. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Regardless of this game, I think this season has been pretty successful in the fact that Nova looks like a rotation stalwart for 10 years and the Yanks finally found the heir apparent to Mariano.

  1958. Yankees_Fan October 3rd, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    GO YANKEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU CAN DO IT!!!

  1959. Phranchise October 3rd, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Darling has one of the worst baseball voices of all time. Hard to listen to it

  1960. Triple Short of a Cycle October 3rd, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Teix is worthless when it comes to clutch hitting

    ————————————————–

    a lot of guys are. I’m sure MG has a list he can provide you with

  1961. 4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    JAP-

    I hate Comerica. It’s probably the worst park for the Yanks in the majors due to its dimensions. I hate playoff series with the Tigers because it’s cold and the ball doesn’t fly. The Yanks are pretty dependent on the long ball and that’s a bad recipe in Detroit.

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

    It flew over Gardner’s head, into LC twice, and over the RF wall for Young !

  1962. seconds October 3rd, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    hope the silver lining will be that soriano will be too embarrassed to come back next year

  1963. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    This entire loss is on Girardi. CC gutted out five and Joe left him in too long. Yanks battle back to tie, and Joe leaves Soriano in too long. Now we’ll watch as he fails to pitch hit for Martin in the bottom of the ninth.

  1964. 4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Smack this guy in the glasses !

  1965. hairy lucchino October 3rd, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Yankeeeeeeeees!

  1966. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    The worst decision of this game. Check that. The worst decision of this series was sending CC out for the 6th.

    The offense needs to overcome Girardi and win this game.

  1967. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    “Let’s keep that guy from dancing. If we don’t, we’re going to beat Porcello tomorrow. It might get ugly, but we can do it. Either way, they can do this. Might just be uncomfortable for a while.”

    Absolutely agree.

  1968. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Girardi is a great regular season manager for a good team….he keeps everyone healthy and manages well for the big picture……he just hasn’t been able to flip the switch to the different mindset in the playoffs….that the moment is now in October so far….at least that’s how is seems.

  1969. The Other Phil October 3rd, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Okay, Valverde. Time for a meatball.

  1970. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 11:34 pm
    JAP-

    I hate Comerica. It’s probably the worst park for the Yanks in the majors due to its dimensions. I hate playoff series with the Tigers because it’s cold and the ball doesn’t fly. The Yanks are pretty dependent on the long ball and that’s a bad recipe in Detroit.
    ///

    Yup. Remember when we played the Marilins? We were hitting 400 foot flyouts it seemed in the away games.

  1971. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Let’s go Yankees!!!

  1972. Yankees_Fan October 3rd, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    BBFan October 3rd, 2011 at 11:38 pm
    There will be Montero sighting in this inning.
    But it is unfair to the guy to come to bat with the game on the line.
    Still, he is the only one left who can hit one out.

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

    Hope he really gets a chance.

  1973. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    sure would be nice to beat Valverde, he is about as likable as Verlander

  1974. CB October 3rd, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Blake,

    I agree – Tex’s approach has been better even though the results aren’t there.

    He needs to work on that swing this winter. Things have gone much too far.

  1975. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    hammering Valverde here would make me very very happy

  1976. Wang IS Taiwan October 3rd, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    How nice. The clown. Boys: DO NOT LET HIM CELEBRATE!!!!!

  1977. The Other Phil October 3rd, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Wow, not strikes?? Shocking…

  1978. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Relax Swish.

  1979. Phranchise October 3rd, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Just get on and get a rally started

  1980. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    It’s funny how Girardi leaves the starting pitcher’s in too long in back to back games and then get’s mad when the media questions him. It’s funny how testy he gets when he continues to make the same mistakes over and over.

  1981. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    he just hasn’t been able to flip the switch to the different mindset in the playoffs….that the moment is now in October so far….at least that’s how is seems.
    —-
    He was the manager in 2009, right?

  1982. Nick in SF October 3rd, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Swish has Dancer spooked?

  1983. 4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Jose, can you see?

  1984. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    no need to swing the bat even, this guy is eratic….it’ll take him a few batters to find the strikezone

  1985. Ken Phelps October 3rd, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Should be fun…smoltz talks too much but he makes good points

  1986. Nick in SF October 3rd, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    No.

  1987. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Kill me now.

  1988. 4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Damn

  1989. The Other Phil October 3rd, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    That was it. Dang it.

  1990. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:39 pm
    Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    JAP-

    I hate Comerica. It’s probably the worst park for the Yanks in the majors due to its dimensions. I hate playoff series with the Tigers because it’s cold and the ball doesn’t fly. The Yanks are pretty dependent on the long ball and that’s a bad recipe in Detroit.

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

    It flew over Gardner’s head, into LC twice, and over the RF wall for Young !
    ——————————————————-

    Your point is? The park doesn’t play well for the Yanks. Great for Young.

  1991. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    damn Swish, you missed it.

  1992. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Friggin Swisher.

    Swinging out of his shoes.

  1993. djsunyc October 3rd, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    swisher missed the pitch…jeez…

  1994. Phranchise October 3rd, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Come on. Dammit. We could use a leadoff single as much as swinging for the fences

  1995. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    How about we get creative here and let the kid hit?

  1996. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Swisher is killing me…..2-0 count and he gets long trying to hit it out instead of just getting on base.

  1997. DSJ October 3rd, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Yankees. Sad.

  1998. ac1 October 3rd, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    2-0 pop up….
    does any team pop up on hitters counts like we do?

  1999. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    So Valverde said they’ll be celebrating tomorrow and this series is not going back to NY?

    Get ‘em Yankees.

  2000. qiantom October 3rd, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Pathetic. No way else to describe it.

  2001. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Jorge, save us.

  2002. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Swisher is the biggest clown ever. 2-0 and he is swinging out of his shoes??? How about work the count!??!!? I really hope that the Yanks don’t pick up his contract. I have seen enough of his bs in October.

  2003. daver October 3rd, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    F in swisher. 2-0 pop up again

  2004. Benny Blanco October 3rd, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    anyone else want to pop up?? ANYONE?? This is so frustrating…

  2005. luis October 3rd, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    He hasn’t thrown a strike, and Swisher swings!!!

  2006. vblade October 3rd, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Who knew the entire season would come down to an A.J. Burnett start?

  2007. CB October 3rd, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Swisher. Unbelievable.

    What a horrible swing he has. He keeps trying to hit home runs when they can’t make outs and need base runners.

  2008. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    All right, Jorgie, let’s work that count.

  2009. Hassey October 3rd, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Swish gone next year?

  2010. Ken Phelps October 3rd, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Swisher not good in post season

  2011. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    any way on Jorge….walk, hit, lean into one….whatever it takes.

  2012. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    I mean AFTER Jorge’s AB. I thought Martin was up for some reason.

  2013. cs in la October 3rd, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Let Montero hit. Seriously.

  2014. 4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:39 pm
    Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    JAP-

    I hate Comerica. It’s probably the worst park for the Yanks in the majors due to its dimensions. I hate playoff series with the Tigers because it’s cold and the ball doesn’t fly. The Yanks are pretty dependent on the long ball and that’s a bad recipe in Detroit.

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

    It flew over Gardner’s head, into LC twice, and over the RF wall for Young !
    ——————————————————-

    Your point is? The park doesn’t play well for the Yanks. Great for Young.

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

    Oh, I see, a one-sided park ! That’s a good one !

  2015. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Swisher is going to throw his back out one day in a key spot.

  2016. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    I’d let Swisher go. I’d rather see Bichette Jr. in RF lol.

  2017. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    How about some Showalteresque dramatics here!

  2018. Phranchise October 3rd, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    All trying to hit homers, instead of just hitting the ball

  2019. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Gotta hit Montero for Martin and hope he catches one.

  2020. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Swisher definitely shouldn’t be in the lineup tomorrow after that at bat. Put Jones in LF and Gardner in RF.

  2021. Wang IS Taiwan October 3rd, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Oh man, where was that pitch going?

  2022. Yankees_Fan October 3rd, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Time for a quick poll:

    Wh really thinks Girardi goes to Montero instead of Martin?

  2023. CB October 3rd, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Valverde has awful arm action.

  2024. cs in la October 3rd, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Thank god Boston didn’t make it. Playing like this, I don’t know if I could handle that show.

  2025. Ken Phelps October 3rd, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    He’s got zero command

  2026. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Come on!

  2027. LockDown October 3rd, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Swish had a pitch to hit & he missed it. If the yanks were up or down by 3+ he probably would have gotten his hit for the night

  2028. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:43 pm
    Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:39 pm
    Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    JAP-

    I hate Comerica. It’s probably the worst park for the Yanks in the majors due to its dimensions. I hate playoff series with the Tigers because it’s cold and the ball doesn’t fly. The Yanks are pretty dependent on the long ball and that’s a bad recipe in Detroit.

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

    It flew over Gardner’s head, into LC twice, and over the RF wall for Young !
    ——————————————————-

    Your point is? The park doesn’t play well for the Yanks. Great for Young.

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

    Oh, I see, a one-sided park ! That’s a good one !
    —————————————

    Or the Tigers are built better for their home park than the Yanks are? You truly are an idiot.

  2029. kd October 3rd, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    baserunners by any means necessary

  2030. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Work that count Jorge!

  2031. donnie23 October 3rd, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Swish gone next year?

    No

  2032. Wang IS Taiwan October 3rd, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Shocking that pitch wasn’t called a strike. /sarcasm galore.

  2033. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Hip Hip!

  2034. Phranchise October 3rd, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Pinch run please.

  2035. Benny Blanco October 3rd, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    pinch run posada!

  2036. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Awesome, Posada. He’s been great this series so far for us.

  2037. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Is Valverde pregnant?

  2038. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Pinch hitter please.

  2039. CB October 3rd, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    What a masterful at bat from Posada – what a contrast to the garbage we keep seeing from Swisher.

  2040. djsunyc October 3rd, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    posada has brought it this postseason. seasoned vet.

    swisher swinging for the fences – smh…

  2041. BA October 3rd, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    There is the baserunner Gardner needs

  2042. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Polar opposite of Swisher.

    What an intelligent at bat from Posada.

  2043. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    I hope Swisher was paying attention to that at bat….Vervalde will walk you eventually DON’T SWING on a 2-0 pitch

  2044. Nick in SF October 3rd, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    What a pro.

    Love Posada.

    Heart of a lion.

  2045. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Jorge has had the most consistent AB’s in these playoffs. Let MONTERO HIT!

  2046. Ken Phelps October 3rd, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Posada best Yankee hitter

  2047. Bret The Hitman October 3rd, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Very niiiice Jorge.

  2048. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Posada has a great patient at bat but of course Swisher was swinging out of his shoes 2-0. Unreal. Please don’t tell me we have to see Martin hit here??!

  2049. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Nice at bat Jorge. That’s the difference between a professional postseason hitter and a guy like Swisher.

  2050. seconds October 3rd, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    come on with martin?

  2051. Niblick October 3rd, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    Good time for Nunie to get picked off.

  2052. Wang IS Taiwan October 3rd, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    As bad is Jorge is on the bases, he can have GREAT at bats.

  2053. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Damn this ballpark. Jesus.

  2054. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Why is Martin hitting?

  2055. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    TBS is so excited about the possibility of getting the Yankees out.

  2056. LockDown October 3rd, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    damn. why didn’t that leave the park :(

  2057. cs in la October 3rd, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    FIRST PITCH!!!!!!

  2058. RadioKev October 3rd, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Why Girardi, why?

  2059. CB October 3rd, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Montero could have hit that pitch over the wall.

  2060. Benny Blanco October 3rd, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    FIRST PITCH SWINGING??? I give up!!!1

  2061. qiantom October 3rd, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Why swing at the 1st pitch?

  2062. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Martin trying for the 5run HR instead of working the count on a guy not throwing strikes… :(

  2063. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Girardi is brain dead.

  2064. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Everything just keeps falling short…..that’s 2 that could have been out of here

  2065. The Other Phil October 3rd, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Just missed.

  2066. Phranchise October 3rd, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Another swing for the fence.

  2067. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Montero NOW

  2068. P October 3rd, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Martin – another first pitch out .. ou can’t make this stuff up

  2069. Spudz October 3rd, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    That should of been Montero batting.

  2070. cs in la October 3rd, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Yes, he could’ve.

  2071. Brock October 3rd, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    At least Jorge Posada is ending his Yankee career with strong performances at the plate.

    Martin just missed that. Oh well.

    Let’s go Gardy. Get a rally going.

  2072. Yankees_Fan October 3rd, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    I knew Girardi didin’t have the cojones.

  2073. BBFan October 3rd, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    At the stadium, Yankees would have had three homeruns.

  2074. Bring in the Goose October 3rd, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Montero rotting on bench.

    Chavez too.

  2075. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Come on Gardy, take a walk and turn the lineup over.

  2076. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Martin has to be kidding me!! Swisher swings 2-0 and he swings at the 1st pitch??! Nice to make this loser work.

    Girardi is a joke for not pinch hitting for those guys.

  2077. Ken Phelps October 3rd, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Steal second

  2078. cs in la October 3rd, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Send Nunez?

  2079. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 11:46 pm
    TBS is so excited about the possibility of getting the Yankees out.
    _____________

    Indeed, which is why i’ve been watching on mute since the 4th inning

  2080. CB October 3rd, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Valverde’s mechanics are an absolute mess out there.

    And Martin – the catcher – the guy that is supposed to be the coach on the field doesn’t even give Valverde a chance to get himself into more trouble.

  2081. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Montero will have several splinters in his behind to remember his first postseason by.

  2082. qiantom October 3rd, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    They just want to take chances instead of grinding out ABs. The fat toad is tired and not throwing strikes, stupid a$$!

  2083. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    How many pitches has Martin seen this series?

    Ten?

  2084. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Nuney!

  2085. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Clutch SB.

  2086. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    I can’t understand why he didn’t pinch hit Montero there.

  2087. seconds October 3rd, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    gardner to save our season again!

  2088. Wang IS Taiwan October 3rd, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    I can’t believe Nunez stole there. Good job by Gardner and his bat.

  2089. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Valverde’s stuff is down big time tonight…..can they capitalize

  2090. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Let’s go Gardner!!!

  2091. 4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:39 pm
    Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    JAP-

    I hate Comerica. It’s probably the worst park for the Yanks in the majors due to its dimensions. I hate playoff series with the Tigers because it’s cold and the ball doesn’t fly. The Yanks are pretty dependent on the long ball and that’s a bad recipe in Detroit.

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

    It flew over Gardner’s head, into LC twice, and over the RF wall for Young !
    ——————————————————-

    Your point is? The park doesn’t play well for the Yanks. Great for Young.

    ———————————————————

    Leading HR team can’t homer here ? No name for you !

  2092. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    no matter how many times TBS re-plays Nunez was safe!! Love that we have lots of SB threats on this team

  2093. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    C’mon Brett, don’t do too much.

  2094. luis October 3rd, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    same aproach Gardy

  2095. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    come on Brett!!!!

  2096. Yankees_Fan October 3rd, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Girardi is unreal…

  2097. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    It’s going to come down to Jeter.

  2098. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Valverde might have gotten jobbed.

    Good.

  2099. Ken Phelps October 3rd, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Martin just missed to be fair

  2100. Triple Short of a Cycle October 3rd, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    I can’t understand why he didn’t pinch hit Montero there

    ——————————————–

    He is saving him for a game 5

  2101. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Girardi is unreal…
    ——
    concentrate on the task at hand.

  2102. rr212 October 3rd, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Martin playing like an idiot all series at the plate. Girardi is a robot and can’t manage in a big spot.

  2103. djsunyc October 3rd, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    i still can’t believe martin swung on the first pitch after valverde is showing no control…same for swisher on the 1st fastball he saw…

  2104. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Take

  2105. Benny Blanco October 3rd, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    valeverde cant throw strikes and martin swings at the first effin pitch!

  2106. CB October 3rd, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    “I can’t understand why he didn’t pinch hit Montero there.”

    He doesn’t believe in the player – or rather the so believes in platoon “advantage” he doesn’t believe in the talent.

  2107. qiantom October 3rd, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Martin wasted an AB and out. Otherwise we would be in much better situation.

  2108. BBFan October 3rd, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Smolz is really getting worked up

  2109. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    This inning just kills me. They could so easily have no outs and have tied this already if not for 2 guys. Come on, at least tie this up!

  2110. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    YEAH BRETT. Come on Yankees. JETER!

  2111. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    C’mon Jete!

  2112. qiantom October 3rd, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Captain on for the last out…

  2113. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Atta boy, Gardy.

  2114. LGY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Swisher and Martin should be embarrassed after watching Posada and Gardner this inning.

  2115. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    yay Gardy! Hopefully Jeter can be as PATIENT!!! PATIENT!!! (Hope they can hear me)

  2116. BA October 3rd, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Does the Captain have any Clutch left in those old bones?

  2117. Nick in SF October 3rd, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Double steal? :grin:

  2118. LockDown October 3rd, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Jeter needs a hit here.

  2119. BD (Boston Dave) October 3rd, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    cmon

    this has GOAT written all over it for Valverde

    PLEASE Derek

  2120. daver October 3rd, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    ThankS Martin

  2121. Phranchise October 3rd, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Does Jeter have another big playoff hit in that bat????

  2122. qiantom October 3rd, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Montero probably hit it out with the same swing as Martin.

  2123. Bronx Jeers October 3rd, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    If Martin hit that ball to the track where would’ve Montero put it?

  2124. Bret The Hitman October 3rd, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Up to the Captain.

  2125. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    I can’t believe that Girardi gave Valverde 2 free outs in this inning. It’s amazing how stupid Bwisher and Martin can be.

  2126. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Valverde is really struggling with his command. If Jeter can get on then Granderson will have a chance to do some damage. Swisher’s AB looming large now…..he probably would have walked

  2127. JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    yanks are given chance

  2128. rr212 October 3rd, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Let martin, swish go in the offseason.

  2129. Ken Phelps October 3rd, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Swisher at bat really hurt though

  2130. BBFan October 3rd, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Jeter has not been great in the series. Hopefully he will be the captain clutch in this at bat.

  2131. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    CB-

    I realize that he doesn’t believe in Montero. I just don’t understand why. I know he has a small sample size but did he not see teams intentionally walking him down the stretch?

  2132. seconds October 3rd, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    please don’t K again

  2133. CB October 3rd, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Strike zone.

  2134. qiantom October 3rd, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Dead.

  2135. 4 NYY October 3rd, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    inside !

  2136. Pepitone October 3rd, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Jeter and Posada -

    Two of the last remaining players from the great years, and they are always making it interesting.

    Love em both.

  2137. donnie23 October 3rd, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    makes a pitch

  2138. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Valverde now finds the zone

  2139. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    They are pounding Jeter inside all night

  2140. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Yikessssss

  2141. Benny Blanco October 3rd, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    CB,

    that’s the difference between maddon and girardi.

  2142. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    I would say wear that…..but not in the helmet

  2143. CB October 3rd, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Swisher and Martin’s at bats where just so horrible.

    Valverde has no command.

  2144. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Stay classy Valverde

  2145. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    or not

  2146. Nick in SF October 3rd, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    Purpose pitch.

    The purpose?

    Remind America that Valverde is a tool.

  2147. donnie23 October 3rd, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    set up for a pitch away

  2148. CB October 3rd, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Splitter down

  2149. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Wow. we may have gotten a break there.

  2150. The Other Phil October 3rd, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Wow. This guy is a mess.

  2151. djsunyc October 3rd, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    holy crap that was a K…

  2152. Phranchise October 3rd, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Now that was strike three. Jeez

  2153. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    That wasn’t close at all.

  2154. blake October 3rd, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    wow….Jete probably caught a break there….make it count

  2155. Brock October 3rd, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    I hate baseball right now. But I will be back for more tomorrow.

    I am sure that I am not alone.

  2156. Tyler October 3rd, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    blake October 3rd, 2011 at 11:51 pm
    I would say wear that…..but not in the helmet
    —————————————

    yea can’t blame Jeter for getting out of the way at that haha. Scary.

  2157. JobaTipsHisCap October 3rd, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    They choke.

    Bunch of losers.

  2158. daver October 3rd, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    F u valverde

  2159. Dj October 3rd, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Well, that sucked. See you tomorrow, everyone. Hopefully we can pull out a win.

  2160. EliasInNH October 3rd, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    sh!t. gotta get em tomorrow. 15-12….10-8….22-18, whatever it takes.

  2161. syd_cash October 3rd, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    gonna go out on the limb and say AJ comes up aces tomorrow (no i’m not being sarcastic)

  2162. Tar October 3rd, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Good night all. let’s get them tmw.

  2163. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    Lol, That seems bout right.

  2164. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    We WILL get it back to the Stadium.

  2165. charlestonchew October 3rd, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    The question remains:

    WHERE WAS MONTERO?

  2166. donnie23 October 3rd, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    A-rod and Tex as bad as they are we should be down 2-1.

  2167. TheStraw October 3rd, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    I hate that ass clown.

    Now our ass clown has to save our season.

  2168. qiantom October 3rd, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    It is actually sad to see Jeter and Arod being abused like this. They know where the pitches are coming but they cannot get to it.

  2169. Yankeefran October 3rd, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Can’t take this 9th inning tease…

  2170. Phranchise October 3rd, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    I am done. Jeter now strikes out in a big spot again tonight. He has what 8 ks in three games something like 11 runners left on base?

  2171. Yogi Mantle October 3rd, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    What a surprise. The Captain strikes out to the D-Bag to finish off the loss.

    First round exit.

  2172. Captain Clutch October 3rd, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Just pathetic. What Swisher did should definitely get his butt on the bench for tomorrow’s game. Girardi gave Valverde 2 free outs in the 9th by letting 2 automatic outs bat. Terrible job by Girardi.

  2173. sdjohn October 3rd, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    Choke Artists…….

  2174. Niblick October 3rd, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    AJ!!!

  2175. BA October 3rd, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Two games in a row with a chance in the 9th but just can’t come through. That is not championship caliber I am afraid

  2176. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 3rd, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Don’t know what might have happened if the game were called fairly from the first pitch. CC might have been out there in the 7th.

    We’ll get ‘em tomorrow.

  2177. yankeefeminista October 3rd, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Why even have Montero on the ALDS roster?

  2178. Phranchise October 3rd, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Jeter 11 runners left on base this series. 6 ks in three games.

  2179. seconds October 3rd, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    jeter almost never K’s in late clutch spots, didn’t see that coming

  2180. Phranchise October 3rd, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    Derek has become the player I least like to see up there in key spots. My how things have changed.

  2181. Niblick October 3rd, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    Maybe AJ should bat cleanup tomorrow.

  2182. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    Girardi is just not a big game manager.

    What’s the use in having a great bench? When will he call on Montero to hit?

    Never, that’s when.

  2183. Niblick October 3rd, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    He’s saving Montero for game 6.

  2184. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Derek had two hits off Verlander. Get off his ass.

    They needed to pinch hit Montero for Swish or Martin.

    They will never, never, never, never, never let that extraordinary bat see the light of day.

  2185. Jerkface October 3rd, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Girardi’s inability to manage the playoff bullpen or utilize his best hitters in a logical manner is really vexing me.

  2186. J. Alfred Prufrock October 3rd, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Girardi at least justly calling out HP ump.

  2187. sunny615 October 3rd, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    Capt once again fails in the clutch. Swinging at everything.

    I’m sorry but the Yankees are done. With AJ on the mound tomorrow, it’s over. I have zero confidence in AJ making it through half a game without choking up 6 runs or more. If in wrong, then hurray for everyone here but I knew it was going to come down to this after the rain delay F’ed up the rotation. The Yanks would’ve taken the first two and made it to beat the Tigers in 4 but with the dumbass playoff schedule as it is – it was something the Yankees couldn’t overcome with their deficient rotation. One and done.

  2188. J. Alfred Prufrock October 4th, 2011 at 12:00 am

    sunny615 October 3rd, 2011 at 11:58 pm
    Capt once again fails in the clutch. Swinging at everything.

    I’m sorry but the Yankees are done. With AJ on the mound tomorrow, it’s over. I have zero confidence in AJ making it through half a game without choking up 6 runs or more. If in wrong, then hurray for everyone here but I knew it was going to come down to this after the rain delay F’ed up the rotation. The Yanks would’ve taken the first two and made it to beat the Tigers in 4 but with the dumbass playoff schedule as it is – it was something the Yankees couldn’t overcome with their deficient rotation. One and done.
    ///

    YOu are one of the most vision-less, negative, whiny posters ever to set foot in here.

    STFU. The series isn’t over.

  2189. J. Alfred Prufrock October 4th, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Jerkface October 3rd, 2011 at 11:58 pm
    Girardi’s inability to manage the playoff bullpen or utilize his best hitters in a logical manner is really vexing me.
    ///

    Get in line :(

  2190. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 12:00 am

    Jeter has 4 hits in the games so far. Who has more, maybe one guy. You can’t choose when you get them. He tries as hard as anyone on the team. Whose hitting behind him in the clutch ?

  2191. sunny615 October 4th, 2011 at 12:02 am

    I certainly hope not. But having witnessed AJ’s 2011 season (and 2010), I have no reason to believe he’s going to pitch an outstanding game tomorrow.

  2192. J. Alfred Prufrock October 4th, 2011 at 12:02 am

    You’re against Jeter, and jumping on Jeter, you’re not a Yankee fan. Just not. Now shut the f**k up and get out.

  2193. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 12:03 am

    J. Alfred Prufrock October 4th, 2011 at 12:02 am

    You’re against Jeter, and jumping on Jeter, you’re not a Yankee fan. Just not. Now shut the f**k up and get out.
    ======

    Seconded.

  2194. umbrelladoc October 4th, 2011 at 12:04 am

    What’s wrong with letting Swisher bat? What did he do yesterday against Valverde?

  2195. J. Alfred Prufrock October 4th, 2011 at 12:04 am

    AJ’s going to pitch a gem. & even if he doesn’t, even though this park has sucked for our hitters, it’s the best park for him to pitch in.

    & I’m not the least bit scared of Rick Porcello.

  2196. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 12:05 am

    J. Alfred Prufrock October 4th, 2011 at 12:02 am

    You’re against Jeter, and jumping on Jeter, you’re not a Yankee fan. Just not. Now shut the f**k up and get out.
    ==========================

    Tripled !!!

  2197. J. Alfred Prufrock October 4th, 2011 at 12:05 am

    That was Yankee Stadium.

  2198. J. Alfred Prufrock October 4th, 2011 at 12:06 am

    4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 12:05 am
    J. Alfred Prufrock October 4th, 2011 at 12:02 am

    You’re against Jeter, and jumping on Jeter, you’re not a Yankee fan. Just not. Now shut the f**k up and get out.
    ==========================

    Tripled !!!
    ///
    ;).

    Losers :D

  2199. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 12:07 am

    Night real Yanks fans, rest of you go to Boston !

  2200. rizzo8118 October 4th, 2011 at 12:09 am

    this was an all around sloppy performance from everyone. but i have to say that the worst was when girardi pinch ran for posada….which was good, but why have martin swing on the first pitch without letting nuney get into scoring position with one out in a one run game??? awful

  2201. sunny615 October 4th, 2011 at 12:11 am

    I think you’ve been drinking a bit too much.

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