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ALDS Game 4: Yankees at Tigers

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Oct 04, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (1-2)
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

RHP A.J. Burnett (11-11, 5.15)
Burnett vs. Tigers

TIGERS (2-1)
Austin Jackson CF
Ramon Santiago 2B
Delmon Young LF
Miguel Cabrera 1B
Victor Martinez DH
Don Kelly RF
Jhonny Peralta SS
Alex Avila C
Wilson Betemit 3B

RHP Rick Porcello (14-9, 4.75)
Porcello vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 8:37., TBS

WEATHER: Much, much nicer today than it was yesterday. Nothing but blue skies all afternoon.

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

BEEN HERE BEFORE: The Yankees are 1-4 in ALDS series when falling behind 2-games-to-1. The lone win came in 2001 against Oakland — you probably remember that one — and the Yankees are 7-6 in ALDS games when facing elimination.

NOT CLOSE ENOUGH: After last night’s 5-4 loss, the Yankees have had nine of their past 14 road games — dating back to September 8 — decided by one run. They have gone 3-6 in those games.

OLD TREND, NEW TREND: The Yankees are 7-5 in their last 12 games when the opponent’s starting pitcher is making his first career postseason start. They had won three such games in a row prior to Max Scherzer’s win in Game 2 of this ALDS.

ON THE ROAD AGAIN: The Yankees are 8-9 in ALDS road games since 2002, but seven of those eight wins have come in Minneapolis. They lost both of their games at Comerica Park during the 2006 ALDS.

UPDATE, 8:39 p.m.: Very nice play by Peralta to get Cano and cap a 1-2-3 top of the first for Porcello. Here’s A.J.

UPDATE, 8:45 p.m.: Austin Jackson walks and steals second easily. Runner at second with one out and the heart of the Tigers order coming to the plate.

UPDATE, 8:52 p.m.: Is it usually a good sign when the pitching coach goes to the mound after five batters?

UPDATE, 8:54 p.m.: And the high-wire act begins. Burnett walks the bases loaded, and gets out of it because Curtis Granderson is athletic enough to make a terrible read on a fly ball to center, but still make a leaping catch.

UPDATE, 8:58 p.m.: Teixeira absolutely crushes a line drive… right into the shift for an out.

UPDATE, 9:06 p.m.: A clean, 10-pitch second inning for Burnett. Still scoreless through two.

UPDATE, 9:16 p.m.: Nice job by Martin to recognize early that Jeter’s double was going to fall. He took off early enough to score — just barely — and give the Yankees a 2-0 lead. Martin nearly caught up to Posada on the bases.

UPDATE, 9:43 p.m.: The Tigers first hit of the game is a big one, a home run that Victor Martinez absolutely crushed to right field. It’s a 2-1 Yankees lead in the bottom of the fourth.

UPDATE, 9:49 p.m.: Burnett strikeouts Betemit for the second time tonight and the Yankees have a 2-1 lead after four innings. Burnett’s thrown 61 pitches.

UPDATE, 9:58 p.m.: There’s a sharp double by Granderson for a 3-1 Yankees lead in the top of the fifth. Now the Tigers are intentionally walking Cano to load the bases for Alex Rodriguez.

UPDATE, 10:01 p.m.: Pretty deep sac fly by Rodriguez and it’s a 4-1 Yankees lead.

UPDATE, 10:09 p.m.: A double play helps Burnett get through a scoreless fifth, and the Yankees are into their final four innings with a 4-1 lead. One more inning and they can go to Soriano, Robertson and Rivera.

UPDATE, 10:20 p.m.: Yankees had the bullpen active in the first inning, but Burnett’s still out there in the sixth. He’s given them what they needed.

UPDATE, 10:26 p.m.: That’s all for Burnett, 5.2 innings, four hits, four walks and so far only one run. Soriano coming in to get the last out of the sixth inning with a runner at first.

UPDATE, 10:29 p.m.: My gosh, Curtis Granderson with an unreal diving catch to save at least a double. It’s rare that an entire press box says “wow” in unison, but it just happened. A terrific grab in the gap in left-center to end the sixth.

UPDATE, 10:55 p.m.: Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira and Nick Swisher just had three straight hits. Seriously, it happened. And now Jesus Montero has come on deck to pinch hit for Posada, but the Tigers are going to the bullpen for a right-hander. No indication whether Girardi plans to stick with Montero or pinch hit someone like Chavez.

UPDATE, 11:01 p.m.: Montero’s first postseason at-bat ends with an RBI single — it came after a run-scoring balk — and the lead is up to 6-1 in the eighth.

UPDATE, 11:17 p.m.: Now this game is getting out of hand, with the Yankees scoring six runs — and counting — in the eighth to make it 10-1.

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2,336 Responses to “ALDS Game 4: Yankees at Tigers”

  1. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Go Good AJ! Go Yanks! Deliver us to Game 5!

  2. Benny Blanco October 4th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    LETS GO AJ!! Leave it on the field!!!!!

  3. CountryClub October 4th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    I’m no fan of AJ, but I think he gives them 5 or 6 solid innings and the bats will come alive. Yanks win 10-4.

  4. J. Alfred Prufrock October 4th, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    GO AJ!!!
    GO ALEX!!!
    GO TEX!!!
    GO YANKS!!!

  5. Spudz October 4th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    AJ can make lots of people forget about the entire season tonight. Arod goes yard. Go Yankees!!@!

  6. luis October 4th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    GO AJ, GO YANKEES!!

  7. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Get it back to the Bronx.

  8. blake October 4th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Go AJ!

  9. luis October 4th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    JAP, Yankeefem,

    Glad that you are sticking around!!!

  10. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    Lets Go AJ! nothing but support from all yankees fans! Alex, i know your going to break out tonight! We are road warriors! we got this.

  11. Red Robin October 4th, 2011 at 8:32 pm

    I prediction the Tigres will take a lead right out of the gate, and keeps adding to the lead as the game progresses.

    Porcello will be as great as Bonderman in 2006.

    Meanwhile, Allan James will last no more than 2.2 innings.

    Unfortunately, the Tigres will win.

    The last night of the 2011 Yankee season. I hope I am wrong on all counts. I have been following the Yankees every game this year, rooting for them on every pitch since pitch 1 on March 31.

    I am depressed that it all comes to an end now.

  12. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    In Girardi We Trust. In A.J. We Trust. In the Lineup We Trust. They helped us get this far, they can help get us back to New York for Game 5. Let’s Go Yankees!

  13. DSJ October 4th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Beltre Mr. October – Reggie a memory. Sad.

  14. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Look at poor Smoltzie! You got jobbed out of 2 WS titles and had your career, for all intents and purposes, ended by the Yanks

  15. RadioKev October 4th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Rick Porcello is 22? He’s younger than me?

    What the hell?

  16. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    The yankees have faced 3 very good pitching performances thus far. Tonight the big bats are ready to feast on porcello.

  17. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Rage, Rage against the dying of the light….

  18. Red Robin October 4th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Chad,

    I want to commend on all you have done this season.

    A Great Job all around.

    Please keep it up next season.

    Sincerely,

    RR

  19. jrazz12 October 4th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    John Smoltz is a turd

  20. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Lets go Yankees!

  21. DSJ October 4th, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Red Robin a prophet. Sad.

  22. J. Alfred Prufrock October 4th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    luis, I can’t hang in here. Someone will piss me off & I’ll have to go postal. Need to save my energy for the higher cause :D.

    But I’ll be back, ‘cos we’re winning this fn’ game!

    Mariano Rivera: “God is a Jahnkee”!!!

    Go YANKS!!!

  23. ConcernedCitizen October 4th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Trolls, I want you to troll harder. :D

  24. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Man I wish this blog had an ignore button…

  25. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    Here we go…..

  26. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 8:35 pm

    I still can’t believe that Wilson Betemit is in a postseason starting lineup. I hated him as a Yank. He was absolutely useless towards the end of his stint.

  27. ralphfl October 4th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    I do not want the season over yet! lets go please :)

  28. JobaTipsHisCap October 4th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Yanks have been come small for a long while (except 09 behind a rod) in key situations.
    It would be a miracle if they play game 5

  29. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    LET’s GO YANKEES

  30. Nick in SF October 4th, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    Go AJ!

    Go Yankees!

    [insert Henry V-style motivational speech here]

    I’m re-posting this picture for good luck, although it began to drizzle right after I took it:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/9.....hotostream

  31. luis October 4th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Tyler,

    Only toward the end?? ;)

  32. Dj October 4th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Let’s go Yankees!

  33. Red Robin October 4th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Let the Winter of Discontent begins …

  34. Brappy55 October 4th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    LET’S GO YANKEES!!!

    AJ – WE ARE ALL PULLING FOR YOU, JUST PLEASE GIVE US YOUR BEST. NO WILD PITCHES, NO HIT BATTERS – STAY CALM, PITCH SMART

  35. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Porcello is given the start in the biggest game of the season at 22, yet Girardi can’t find a single AB for Montero…

  36. JobaTipsHisCap October 4th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    Also, many pitchers turn to cy when they face yanks in playoff

  37. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    luis-

    I probably gave him too much credit lol.

  38. jacksquat October 4th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Time to let AJ loose, oh boy…

  39. hardwired7 October 4th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    UnKnown September 30th, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Who’s nervous/Who’s excited?

    ———————–

    I think back on this post, initially it was:

    Nervous xxxx

    Excited xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    that’s changed, big time.

  40. JM October 4th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Let’s go Yankees!
    Go AJ!

    Wake up bats!!

  41. Yankeefran October 4th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    The offense is due….

  42. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Let’s Go Yankees!

  43. luis October 4th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Wait for your pitch, don’t get pull happy

  44. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 8:37 pm
    Porcello is given the start in the biggest game of the season at 22, yet Girardi can’t find a single AB for Montero…
    ————————————-

    Porcello has also already been in the big leagues for around 3 years. I agree that Girardi should find Montero an at bat or two but Porcello is a pretty seasoned (and not very good at this point) 22 year old.

  45. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    # hardwired7 October 4th, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    UnKnown September 30th, 2011 at 8:08 pm

    Who’s nervous/Who’s excited?

    ———————–

    I think back on this post, initially it was:

    Nervous xxxx

    Excited xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    that’s changed, big time.

    —-

    I hear that.

  46. Cody Ransom October 4th, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Mark Teixiera in 2009 Playoffs:
    .136 B.A.

    Mark Teixiera in 2010 Playoffs:
    .154

    Mark Teixiera in 2011 Playoffs:
    .091

    Time to step up TEX and stop being absolute garbage. I am sick of this guy getting a pass and everyone getting on Alex, it’s pathetic. 22 Million a season for this trash.

  47. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    This bum loser Verlander can laugh after he got every call his way yesterday.

  48. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 8:40 pm

    I have very low expectations here. I really really hope they win but I’m just going to enjoy the game in case it’s the last one for a while. I got way to upset about last nights. Win or lose I’ll try to just enjoy it.

  49. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    What are you waiting for, Curtis?

  50. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    mmm.. thought that way high! you will get em next time grandy.

  51. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 8:40 pm
    This bum loser Verlander can laugh after he got every call his way yesterday.
    ——————————————

    Verlander is a bum?

  52. JM October 4th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    It has been a very enjoyable season. Not ready for it to end yet. :)

  53. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    I guess Porcello is going to get the high strike tonight

  54. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Sigh.

  55. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 8:41 pm

    Stay positive, stay positive…

  56. Ace October 4th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Terrible start

  57. Yankeefran October 4th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    I can’t stand how loud the crowd sounds. I miss Yankee Stadium.

  58. Benny Blanco October 4th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    well, that was quick!

  59. Brappy55 October 4th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Was it me, or were 2 of Grandy’s pitches high?!

  60. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Alright AJ. Summon that 2009 WS game 2 magic.

  61. DSJ October 4th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Granderson strikes out. Definitely MVP of strikeouts. Sad.

  62. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    a quick inning capped of with a strikeout and a great defensive play to get the crowd going crazy. Time for AJ to silence them.

  63. JobaTipsHisCap October 4th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Yankee players are always nervous in key games, their opponents always relax.

  64. blake October 4th, 2011 at 8:42 pm

    Porcello looks very hittable….that doesn’t mean anything but his stuff doesn’t look all that great so far. Come on AJ…..

  65. Cody Ransom October 4th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Porcello looks like he is going to pitch the game of his life.. standard.

  66. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    I just don’t want to lose to a Detroit team in baseball lol. I know my hockey team has no chance against them so I’d like to win in 1 sport haha.

  67. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    those pitches to grandy had some bite at the end… they def started much higher and thats why he laid off but on both pitches the ball just clipped the k zone. Very tough pitches right there. Even if he swings… he would have popped it up.

  68. ralphfl October 4th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    You just have no clue which AJ is going to show up that is what is so bad.

  69. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    We’ll know quickly if we get good or bad AJ to start the game…..

  70. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 8:43 pm

    Hate to see great defense like that early. Sets a tone that its not your night.

    Have to just weather the storm here for a bit.

  71. JobaTipsHisCap October 4th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Between arod and Tex, I’d pick a rod stand up.
    Tex? No chance

  72. qiantom October 4th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    AJ saving the season is like a day dream.

  73. Brappy55 October 4th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    I feel like I’m about to get in the car with Billy Joel after a night out…..

  74. RadioKev October 4th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    JobaTipsHisCap October 4th, 2011 at 8:42 pm
    Yankee players are always nervous in key games, their opponents always relax.
    ——

    Thanks for your fountain of wisdom. Clearly the franchise has won the most nervous 27 World Series ever.

  75. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    First inning is huge for AJ. Scoreless inning quiets the crowd and lets the Yanks settle in. If they put up runs it’s going to be tough.

  76. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Can’t overthrow here AJ. Come on buddy find it.

  77. Dj October 4th, 2011 at 8:45 pm

    Come on AJ…please pitch well enough for us to win.

  78. luis October 4th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    get that ball down AJ

  79. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Come on AJ throw strikes!!

  80. qiantom October 4th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Jackson get on, we lose.

  81. blake October 4th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Why do announcers keep comparing AJ’s stuff with guys like Verlander? It’s annoying……it’s good but it’s not top tier anymore

  82. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Not a good beginning….

  83. Ace October 4th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Someone tell me how u walk Austin Jackson

  84. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Calm down, AJ.

  85. blake October 4th, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Austin Jackson has been walked way too much in this series

  86. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    How do you walk the easiest out in the lineup?? Start warming up Hughes….

  87. DSJ October 4th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    AJ walks AJ. Sad.

  88. ConcernedCitizen October 4th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Gotta love the TBS crew showing a fan in a “Yankees Suck” t-shirt. Class acts all the way.

  89. qiantom October 4th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    Jackson is a pathetic hitter, yet our pitchers are more pathetic.

  90. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    YANKS WIN TONIGHT. Naysayers turn off the TV and go to bed.

  91. Kelvin October 4th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    7 innings 4 walks 6 KS 2 runs lets go Yankees

  92. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    It’s alright… AJ’s got this.

  93. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    blake October 4th, 2011 at 8:46 pm
    Why do announcers keep comparing AJ’s stuff with guys like Verlander? It’s annoying……it’s good but it’s not top tier anymore
    ——————————————-

    I was wondering the same thing. Burnett has 2/3 starter stuff at this point. By no means is his stuff ace-like at this point. But it is good enough to shut down the Tigers.

  94. Red Robin October 4th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    In case you’re wondering, in Game 4 ALDS 2006, Bonderman took a no-hit into the 6th inning.

  95. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 8:47 pm

    AJax is such an easy out. The Yanks have to stop walking him and attack him!!!

  96. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    2 wins for ALCS

  97. vblade October 4th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Time to warm up Hughes.

  98. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    There we go!

  99. JobaTipsHisCap October 4th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Nice break

  100. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    wow. good for us. terrible job by santiago. leyland is really playing for one run in the 1st inning?

  101. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Think arod is ready to play today? dude just caught a ball that the catcher should have made.

  102. blake October 4th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Huge and dumb play by the Tigers….thanks for that out when AJ hasn’t proven he can throw a strike

  103. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    concerned citizen-

    Never understood the other team “sucks” t-shirts. Doesn’t that just take all the credit away from your own team?

  104. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Nice….bad execution by Santiago there.

  105. blake October 4th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Curveballs and inside to Young…..no more fastballs away

  106. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Horrible Martin.

  107. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Montero would have thrown him out ;)

  108. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    How short is that leash?

  109. ConcernedCitizen October 4th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    @Tyler – Honestly, you’re in a potential clinching game in your home ballpark, and that’s the shirt you wear? Not exactly a great group of fans.

  110. DSJ October 4th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    Odds of Detroit not scoring? Sad.

  111. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    That was a nasty hook for strike 1.

  112. qiantom October 4th, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    If they prepared for the game, they should have pitched out there.

  113. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    AROD solid in field this ALDS

  114. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    That’s it, nice CB.

  115. blake October 4th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Good job. Walk Cabrea….no point pitching to him…I don’t care what inning it is…..1st base is open.

  116. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Cmon AJ, keep AJ on third.

  117. DSJ October 4th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Bullpen not up? Sad.

  118. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Austin jackson is playing too fast. This kid is going to make a crucial mistake tonight.

  119. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    4 wide ones here pleas

  120. JobaTipsHisCap October 4th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Tbs is rooting for wild pitch

  121. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Alex is amped. Watch out!

  122. seconds October 4th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    please no cheap runs here

  123. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    AROD solid in field this ALDS
    —–
    So true. He’s due. Tonight is his night.

  124. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    Oh boy, I don’t intentionally put him on in the 1st but be careful. If you fall behind, just put him on.

  125. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    wider than that AJ. WALK HIM

  126. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Odds are zero. Detroit is fried

  127. luis October 4th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Nothing close

  128. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Just walk him…

  129. blake October 4th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Alex hit a ball that hasn’t landed yet off Porcello last spring…..

  130. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Good work, Girardi. :)

  131. Dj October 4th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    I agree with this walk.

  132. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Man, can you imagine how much juice this fat drunk uses daily? God, this guy may be worse than 2004 David Ortiz

  133. blake October 4th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Thank you….don’t let him beat you.

  134. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Now just walk him.

  135. DSJ October 4th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Wild pitch? Sad.

  136. blake October 4th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Now bare down on Vmart.

  137. jacksquat October 4th, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    AJ does not look good. Too much rotation.

  138. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    If AJ gets outmof this he pitches a gem…

  139. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    block everything here maritn

  140. blake October 4th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    1-0 changeup? nice

  141. P October 4th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    unreal

  142. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    AJ doesn’t have command of anything.

  143. Ken Phelps October 4th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Looks like there might be some walks this game

  144. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Put him on now too.

  145. Chambliss October 4th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Get nova up…now

  146. blake October 4th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Great job by Martin….saving runs. AJ doesn’t look sharp at all so far.

  147. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    Get him out of the game. Why is he throwing this junk in the dirt with a runner on 3rd??? He has crap out there.

  148. blake October 4th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    get Hughes or somebody at least throwing

  149. Triple Short of a Cycle October 4th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Please get someone up in the pen. Burnett has nothing

  150. hardwired7 October 4th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    thrill-a-minute train ride.

  151. JobaTipsHisCap October 4th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Not even 1 inning?
    Tigers lineup is not scary.

  152. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Get the bullpen up.

  153. ac1 October 4th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    OY

  154. rathipon October 4th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Warm up Hughes. Bad AJ tonight.

  155. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    That hit the umpire and saved a run.

    Get him OUT OF THERE!!!!

  156. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Get Hughes up.

  157. MoRings42 October 4th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    take him out of the game

  158. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Martin is doing a fantastic job at this point. Aj has no idea where it is going on the hook.

  159. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    its okay… he walked their two best hitters. We can still get out of this.

  160. blake October 4th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    still 2 outs…..just get the hitter.

  161. DSJ October 4th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Burnett. Sad.

  162. Triple Short of a Cycle October 4th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    This is why i said the rain out hurt us more then Det, don’t know why most people said the opposite

  163. Spudz October 4th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    This is not looking good.

  164. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 4th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    I am covering my eyes

  165. joeman October 4th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    A COMPLETE STRUGGLE FOR HIM..

  166. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Gotta pull him here if he gives up a hit.

  167. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Larry waited too long to talk to him… Just get this last out, get out of the inning & get back on track

  168. igotid88 October 4th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    Lucky for that bunt otherwise it could be worse

  169. djsunyc October 4th, 2011 at 8:55 pm

    aj is must see tv…

  170. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    This is the key batter in the game, and Joe is leaving him in

  171. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    The Yanks have given AJ so many chances to step up these past couple years and he is just not making the most of it…

  172. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Girardi can’t wait here.

  173. Yankeefran October 4th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    This 1/2 inning is going on way too long. AJ, get that 3rd out- Please!

  174. Triple Short of a Cycle October 4th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Holy crap Joe actually has someone warming up

  175. MoRings42 October 4th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    this sucks

  176. Chambliss October 4th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Wade is not the answer…there is no tomorrow

  177. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Get warm fast Cory.

  178. sunny615 October 4th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Looks not so good. Hope Hughes is ready.

  179. JobaTipsHisCap October 4th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Aj has no control

  180. blake October 4th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    He’s yanking everything

  181. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    If this batter

  182. joeman October 4th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    can’t throw a srike

  183. DSJ October 4th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Corey Wade in pen to save the season. Sad.

  184. nhyankeefan October 4th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Season on the line and AJ melting down…..who is surprised?

  185. Poetkiosk October 4th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Pretty much what we all thought would happen with aj

  186. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    God be praised!

  187. Mike in Harrisburg October 4th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    What can you say, really..

  188. MoRings42 October 4th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    MVP!!!

  189. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Wow!

  190. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Jesus. Saved a bases-clearing triple.

  191. ac1 October 4th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    at least they keep it interesting…

  192. blake October 4th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Holy Lord Granderson just saved the season…..

  193. joeman October 4th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    get him out of this game

  194. JobaTipsHisCap October 4th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    That’s scary, grandy, wtf?

  195. Ken Phelps October 4th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Game saver… Keep bullpen ready

  196. JM October 4th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    djsunyc October 4th, 2011 at 8:55 pm
    aj is must see tv?

    ________

    If you like horror films

  197. Triple Short of a Cycle October 4th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    he was lucky to get out of it. Joe will never do it but Wade needs to start the second inning

  198. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Holy crap, Grandy may have just saved the season with that catch.

  199. ConcernedCitizen October 4th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Web gem.

  200. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Holy crap.

    Bad read from Grandy but great recovery.

  201. P October 4th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    we are in for a very loooong night

  202. luis October 4th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Thank god for pepto!!, yay a zero!!!

  203. RadioKev October 4th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    That was an outrageous catch.

    Man, what a below average center fielder. I’d prefer just about anyone else in the league.

  204. m October 4th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Did Granderson trip up on that play? Good job getting it and holding on to it.

    Let’s go, bats.

  205. rathipon October 4th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Gulp

  206. hardwired7 October 4th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Just like they drew it up.

  207. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 4th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    welcome to the old Yankees Squeeze Strike Zone….would you like some frustration with your bogus strike zone, sir?

  208. Jerkface October 4th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Start warming up Hughes. Bring in Hughes next inning :twisted:

  209. Dj October 4th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Grandy! Yay! I guess he’s used to playing the outfield there, but man, that was close.

  210. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    hell yea boys! great d from martin, arod, grandy! Aj just needs to settle down! now lets go out and win the second inning.

  211. Ed Whitson October 4th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Yank him now. Burnett very lucky there.

  212. blake October 4th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Maybe AJ settles down after that…..Granderson doesn’t catch that and it’s 3-0 right now.

  213. sunny615 October 4th, 2011 at 8:57 pm

    Hope that’s a confidence booster for AJ and he gets a groove going for the next 7 innings.

  214. nhyankeefan October 4th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    The pen needs to be ready at all times w/ AJ….This is on the Off though to get it done tonite

  215. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Granderson!! Thank you!!!

    Now AJ can settle down. I think he’ll get it together in the 2nd. Get that curve ball for strikes & it’s all good.

  216. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    #betterthanGrandersonalready #MVP

  217. seconds October 4th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    alright, AJ looking solid, should be able to go 6.1 IP, 0 runs

  218. Nick in SF October 4th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Right after I got that crappy burrito, which I’m already regretting, I saw the following on a car:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/9.....otostream/

    Arod as already helped, I think this means big things for him tonight!

  219. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    AJ sharper than I expected…..

  220. I Am Winning October 4th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Okay. Let me get this straight. It looked like Granderson got a late jump, the ball looked to be climbing, and it looked like a bases clearing double. Yet, AJ was staring at that ball heading to the dugout instead of behind the plate just in case we would have a play at home for that 3rd run.

  221. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    The fact is, our team nearly gave away a clinching playoff game in the first inning with a loser of a pitcher, an average Joe for a manager, and a CF that misplayed the ball.

  222. blake October 4th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    AJ can find it just as easily as he loses it. Gotta have the pen ready though.

  223. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Grandy made that look like a spectacular catch but it shouldn’t of been.

    He came in and had to back track.

  224. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Don’t be surprised if he settles in now and K’s the side next inning.

  225. Carlos October 4th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    You did your job AJ.

    Grats, hit the showers.

  226. BA October 4th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Oh my goodness. We can only hope things get better from here.

  227. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    Well, Aj didn’t give up a hit. The leadoff walk was not good… but walking miggy and v-mart every time up might not be the worst of ideas.

  228. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    I don’t understand why Larry waits so long to talk to his pitchers.

  229. JimK October 4th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Smolts called that one; AJ got his atem ball

  230. blake October 4th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    It would be nice if they would score some runs here and give AJ some breathing room….

  231. Ken Phelps October 4th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    Does Hughes start second inning??? I say yes..

  232. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    The bright side is that the no-hitter is intact. I’m actually glad that AJ got his bad inning out of the way. I’m cautiously optimistic that he’ll settle down now that he’s gotten that out of his system, and he’ll give the Yanks some innings.

  233. Pauldanand October 4th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    I think AJ just shat his knickers

  234. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    If his mechanics/command don’t look better in the 2nd girardi has no choice but to pull him. He is all over the place.

  235. joeman October 4th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    blake October 4th, 2011 at 8:57 pm
    Maybe AJ settles down after that…..Granderson doesn’t catch that and it’s 3-0 right now.

    —————————-
    you really believe that

  236. Chambliss October 4th, 2011 at 8:59 pm

    There is not enough enough beer in my fridge tonight. That was awful. This is the season. Everyone not named must or CC must be ready to go.

  237. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    “The Yankees get a huge break?”
    How about the Yankees made a great play.?

  238. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    like Billy J said…Keeping The Faith!

  239. blake October 4th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    That’s a tough play to judge….very hard to tell if that ball is in front or over your head….luckliy Granderson adjusted soon enough.

  240. JobaTipsHisCap October 4th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Our 345 are auto outs.

  241. qiantom October 4th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Great AB by Arod.

  242. ConcernedCitizen October 4th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Guys, stop swinging on the first pitch. I know emotions are high, but just watch the ball. Get a feel on this pitcher, and then light him up next up.

  243. sunny615 October 4th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Cash. Needs to fly Colon back to his surgeon for another shot of HGH and get him ready for the ALCS (if there is one).

  244. JM October 4th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    We need to score some runs to take the pressure off

  245. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Yeah, I have every faith in the world that AJ is going to pitch a gem here.

    Amazing job by the defense, but that is going to be tough to keep doing.

    Will ANY Yankee bats be working tonight? Probably not.

    Way to work the count there Alex. Trying to quickly get to your vacation?

  246. ac1 October 4th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    more working the count tonight apparently…
    Porcello can pitch into the 15th the way the yankees are hacking…

  247. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Let’s not make this guy look like Cy Young

  248. P October 4th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Id give just about anything to get rid of Tex’s no trade clause and sign prince fielder.

  249. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    http://youtu.be/ph7oZnBH05s

  250. RadioKev October 4th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Come the hell on.

  251. DSJ October 4th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    ARod – 0 for the series. Sad.

  252. randy l. October 4th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    routine AJ shutout inning

  253. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Offense is still asleep……….

  254. blake October 4th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    “you really believe that”

    He may continue to stink but I’ve seen him find his release point just as easily as he lost it many times and pitch well for a few innings until he loses it again.

  255. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Hopefelly, the guys can get AJ some runs here, and take some of the pressure off him.

  256. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    come on. take some pitches. let A.J. catch his breath.

  257. blackaccord October 4th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    hard hit balls.. nothing to show far…

    AJ for 3… Hughes for 2/3…. Wade for 1/2…. Robertson and Mo for the last 3…

  258. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Even when Mark hits it hard, its right at someone.

    Oh well, lets get AJ out there again nice and quickly.

    C’mon Swish. Ground out on the 1st pitch!

  259. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 4th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    and there we go…borderline pitch….lemme check….is a Yankee at bat???….STRIKE !!!!

  260. beedogs October 4th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Keep batting A-Rod cleanup, Girardi, you frigging genius.

  261. BA October 4th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    How bout taking a few pitches?!?

  262. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    I hope we dont start to see anxious 1st pitch swinging now. The Yankees look really tense so far. They have to make him work more.

  263. blake October 4th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Nice job by tex but there is a fielder there.

  264. BBFan October 4th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    AJ needs some rest and both A-Rod and Tex out qucikly.
    Nick has to extend the at bat.

  265. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Tex will complain he was unlucky after this game.

  266. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Swish! The only player on Yanks with a lower batting average with as many post season AB’s is Whitey Ford. Now that is good company!

  267. ConcernedCitizen October 4th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Tex made great contact there. Liked the sound off his bat.

  268. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 4th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    same BS Call. that AJ will NOT get,,,,watch !

  269. Brock October 4th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Same approach every game for the Yanks. Please explain why they don’t try to work the count more early on in games.

  270. P October 4th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 9:01 pm

    Let’s not make this guy look like Cy Young
    =============================

    GO figure 3 pitches 2 outs already for our #3 and #4 hitters. YOu just can’t make this stuff up.

    this pitcher is nobody, but he looks absolutely dominant against us already.

  271. MoRings42 October 4th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    If there’s a knock on Kevin Long, it’s turning players into pull hitters.. Tex used to hit all sides

  272. JobaTipsHisCap October 4th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    7 pitches?
    Lol

  273. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Craptastic inning.

  274. jacksquat October 4th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Aj is rotating too much and has no feel for a release point. Big changes needed or he won’t make it past a few innings.

  275. ac1 October 4th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    wow that was an incredible inning…

  276. sunny615 October 4th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    AJ has thrown more pitches in one inning than Porcello has in two. Not good.

  277. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Damn. That was a quick inning.

  278. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Stay positive. Let’s go A.J. !

  279. qiantom October 4th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Those are not even good pitches by Porcello.

  280. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Wow…that was quick….Sandy Porcello……

  281. Benny Blanco October 4th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Well, that was quick, AGAIN!

  282. joeman October 4th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    how did this team win 97 games

  283. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Our offense is in full hack mode

  284. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    That has to be the last 1-2-3 inning of the night. I have never seen this team go trough 2 innings and only see 15 pitches.

  285. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Yankees are easy outs so far. Hopefully the offense figures him out soon.

  286. BBFan October 4th, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    Both pitchers have no-hitters going on :)

  287. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    I’d pull Swisher.

    His swing was massive.

    No chance against the sinker with that kind of swing.

  288. Mike in Harrisburg October 4th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    take some pitches, guys..

  289. Nick in SF October 4th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    I blinked and missed our half of the inning. :cry:

  290. Spudz October 4th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Was that a 7 pitch inning :(

  291. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    AJ should be pulled but Girardi won’t do it. So at the very least first guy on here and he is gone.

    Girardi please give us a chance to win this game.

  292. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    sunny615 October 4th, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    Cash. Needs to fly Colon back to his surgeon for another shot of HGH and get him ready for the ALCS (if there is one).
    +++++++++++

    Unfortunately, I don’t think there will be for the Yankees. The Yankees will be no hit tonight at the rate they are going. They are totally out of their normal game, pressing, swinging early, not working the count at all, and they have AJ “Let’s load the bases boys” Burnett on the mound.

  293. willwill October 4th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    this choke/joke of a lineup is so sad. year after year, they choke out in the playoffs. Where have we seen this before?

  294. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 4th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Let’s go AJ, you can do it !

  295. DSJ October 4th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Alex Mark & Swisher. Bankruptcy Attorneys. Sad.

  296. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Ouch the yanks need to calm done. This is what we always see from them in elimination games. Everyone is over anxious and swinging at anything in sight.

  297. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Tex will complain he was unlucky after this game.
    —–
    I think he was in that situation. He hit it pretty well. Just right into the shift.

  298. Cody Ransom October 4th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Porcellos Line:
    7IP 1ER
    way to work the count guys

  299. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    I don’t know who they could get to play right field next year but I really hope that it is not Nick Swisher.

  300. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    I would almost rather go with Dickerson than Swisher..

  301. JobaTipsHisCap October 4th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    That’s why I always say hitting coach doesnt make any difference.

  302. igotid88 October 4th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Another quick 1,2,3 inning. Weren’t we supposed to hit Porcello hard? Yankees/Tigers

  303. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    LGY October 4th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    I’d pull Swisher.

    =

    I would have started Jones over Swisher. I’ve seen enough of Swish’s routine in the postseason.

  304. sunny615 October 4th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Come on AJ. Give us a sign that you’re back on the ball.

  305. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    2 for ALDS!

  306. luis October 4th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    If they don’t let the ball travel and start hitting the other way, we are in trouble.

  307. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    At least the Yankees cleared their 3 pitchers that inning.

  308. Poetkiosk October 4th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Yeah how did they win 97 games?

  309. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    I hope wade is still up just incase

  310. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    I pray that AJ finds it fast.

  311. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Going out with a whimper.

    I wonder if the Tiggers win the world series, if they will give Davis a ring. He earned it yesterday.

  312. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Just once I want to see Tex lay one down toward 3 Rd base

  313. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    we look way to tense out there…..

  314. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Perhaps it’s just a matter of trust with AJ.

  315. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Girardi continues to dance with the Devil

  316. randy l. October 4th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    well at least alex and tex made porcello work hard and drove up his pitch count.

  317. Cody Ransom October 4th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    I don’t know who they could get to play right field next year but I really hope that it is not Nick Swisher.

    ——————–

    Seriously. The only other guy worse than him is Tex.. I hate Tex and never want to ever see him wear pinstripes again.

  318. JM October 4th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Swish is way too anxious, again.

  319. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    1 away! nice start AJ

  320. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Good start.

  321. Mike in Harrisburg October 4th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    for the first time all series a Yankee pitcher gets a called strike that was outside the box

  322. Pat M. October 4th, 2011 at 9:05 pm

    Randy I ( The Original Tin Cup )….I’ve been thinking all day about your Ford / Marichal comment yeaterday……Needles and pins…..I rather have the Chairman toeing the slab tonight of course, even if he’s 80

  323. Triple Short of a Cycle October 4th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Is it me or does Arod have like 50 put outs this series?

  324. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    LGY October 4th, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    At least the Yankees cleared their 3 pitchers that inning.
    ==

    Alex will come through. I’m less sanguine about the other two.

  325. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    A-Rod’s defense has been excellent this ALDS. At least we have to give him that. Not bringing his offensive woes out to the field with him.

  326. Chambliss October 4th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    AJ needs to pitch inside to some of the right handed batters.

  327. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    He hit 94mph. adrenaline kicking in

  328. RadioKev October 4th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    A-Rod has been playing a great third base. Better than anyone could have reasonably expected.

    At least there’s that? Right? …..right?

  329. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    4-5-6 in Yankee order hitting what about .075 or so, Yet we still trot out the same damn lineup, way to shake things up Joe.

  330. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    What a backhanded complement that was… Alex still has a great arm. (Too bad his bat his finished)…

  331. qiantom October 4th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Them swinging early is not a problem actually. Those were hittable pitches. However, they are not in a zone where they can hit hittable pitches.

  332. ac1 October 4th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    if tex wants to hit .300, start bunting to 3rd and they will stop shifting
    then you get your gap back….

  333. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    nasty

  334. DSJ October 4th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    ARod fields routine ground balls and fans cheer. Sad.

  335. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Darling is a met loser. Why does he continue to talk about how bad arod looks in the field? He looks fine.

  336. Brock October 4th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    At least ARod has been sharp in the field during this series. I am personally not ready to give up on the offense tonight yet. Why would anyone after only two innings?

    My only concern is whether Burnett can keep this close enough for them to stand a chance.

    Alex Avila is due by the way. Watch out tonight.

  337. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    I wish that pitch count said 62 instead of 26.

  338. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Arod has played a helluva 3rd base, that’s for sure. However, his ever declining bat speed will not be fun to watch over the next 7 FREAKIN YEARS>>>

  339. luis October 4th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    It appears that AJ has settled in, he is throwing much better this time around

  340. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Is this the same guy that pitched the first inning?

  341. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    A.J. looked super relaxed on that one. Reminds me of when Cliff Lee caught that pop up against us in the World Series…I think it was the World Series in 2009.

  342. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Hey, who the heck is this pitcher on the mound? Did someone steal AJ’s jersey for this inning. ;)

  343. hardwired7 October 4th, 2011 at 9:07 pm

    Didn’t take long to drop their, “He still has a great arm” back-handed compliment.

  344. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    High zone tonight

  345. RadioKev October 4th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    ac1 October 4th, 2011 at 9:06 pm
    if tex wants to hit .300, start bunting to 3rd and they will stop shifting
    then you get your gap back….
    ——-

    Tex has been going the other way this series.

  346. Mike in Harrisburg October 4th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    an easy inning and maybe the hitters get to relax a mite

  347. luis October 4th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    At least the ump is consistent

  348. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Nice AROD

  349. Kelvin October 4th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    We gotta believe lets go Yankees! Yes its good to be positive guys!

  350. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    C’mon AJ…

  351. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Girardi just needs to keep someone warming up continuously

  352. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    yup… Aj is looking pretty good all of a sudden. Painting corners, dropping in beautiful curveballs, playing nice D. Great bounce back inning for him. Now, the offense will get going.

  353. Spudz October 4th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Please AJ give us four more innings like this one.

  354. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    AJ looked great this inning. It looks like he came to play tonight.

  355. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    K!

  356. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Wow. What a great inning! :) Go Bats!

  357. RadioKev October 4th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Pffft. That was a ridiculous inning.

  358. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Who was that masked man?

  359. JobaTipsHisCap October 4th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Wow, aj, keep going

  360. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Apropos for AJ:

    You can’t go the distance
    With too much resistance
    I know you have doubts
    But for God’s sake don’t shut me out

    This time you’ve got nothing to lose
    You can take it, you can leave it, whatever you choose
    I won’t hold back anything
    And I’ll walk away a fool or a king

  361. -Matt- October 4th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Nasty strikeout

  362. Chambliss October 4th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Well my beer supply might last after all. Much better from AJ. Time to hit.

  363. blackaccord October 4th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    martin is calling for the high fastball and AJ throws it low and inside.. :)..

  364. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Well alright then AJ.

  365. joeman October 4th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    that part of the order isn’t like the first part

  366. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Wilson Beat-The-Meat….that’s the guy I remember!

  367. sunny615 October 4th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    So-weet!

  368. jrazz12 October 4th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Looks like he’s settled down, you guys want to come off the ledge now?

  369. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    AJ Box o’ chocolates…….

  370. luis October 4th, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Good bounce back inning

  371. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    He looked good, no doubt, but did anyone else noticed how much he missed his spot on that last fastball by? Dang

  372. jacksquat October 4th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Better

  373. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Big bats coming up….

    …. Posada and Gardner

  374. Brock October 4th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Atta boy A.J. Good looking inning. Keep it going.

    In the meantime, let’s get him some support.

  375. BA October 4th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    That’s what we need to see a few more times from AJ, nice inning.

    How bout some hits from the bottom of the lineup again tonight.

  376. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    luis October 4th, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    At least the ump is consistent
    +++++++++

    Agreed. That is all I ask. Too bad Davis had his money on the game last night against the Yankees.

  377. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Never thought I would utter these words in May, but I’m glad Jorge is leading off next inning.

  378. JM October 4th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    That’s AJ for you….he finds it, he loses it, he finds it again, sometimes from batter to batter…..C’mon guys, score some runs!!

  379. Mike in Harrisburg October 4th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    man he’s frustrating to watch. Literally on a pitch by pitch basis he is inconsistent

  380. BBFan October 4th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Good inning. AJ managed to calm his nerves down.
    Now what we need is some here to calm their nerves down and enjoy the game.

  381. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    LGY October 4th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Big bats coming up….

    …. Posada and Gardner
    __________

    Yeah, who’da thunk that? lol

  382. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Perhaps a River St of Dreams from AJ.

  383. P October 4th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Tex and Arod saw 5 pitches and made 2 outs. It’s practically unbearable .. then add two more pitches and another out from Swisher.

    I know I am whining.. I am losing my mind. I am beyond frustration right now and want to see the majority of these bums who aren’t big game players off this team next year..

    Tex needs to waive his no-trade, he is not a true yankee and can’t handle the pressure in NY. When people finally get fed up with him and start boo’ing him, maybe he’ll figure it out that we don’t want him here.

  384. rathipon October 4th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Nice inning – AJ found his command. Of course he’s just as likely to lose it next inning. Joe needs to keep someone warm in the bullpen at all times and give AJ a short leash.

  385. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    That strike out pitch was nasty. Drop down 94mph fb. Keep doing that.

    2IP. we need 3 more strong from him.

  386. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Here comes our professional hitter Posada

  387. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    C’mon Jorge, leave it all on the field baby……heart of the Yankees….

  388. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Comerica Park is massive.

  389. P October 4th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    LGY October 4th, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    Big bats coming up….

    …. Posada and Gardner
    ============================

    LOLOLOL !

  390. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Yep, Teix at least has been trying to go opposite. His double off Fister in Game 1 was to left.

  391. Dj October 4th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    At least we got the postseason weak part of the order done with last inning. Come on bats!

  392. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Every inning is something different from that guy. Still never a bad time to pull him

    Bottom line is the offense needs to show up.

  393. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    ZOWIE!!!

    I just got in. I heard the AJ’s first inning in the car and the first question I wanted to ask everyone was whether or not he was getting squeezed. But when he got out of the inning without giving up any runs, I figured this was a meant to be for us and that AJ would find his mojo.

    Then I heard his second inning and was sure of it.

    :)

    GO YANKS!!!

  394. hardwired7 October 4th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    A.J.’s pitching like he’s back in the barn.

    That wily Larry Rothschild saw this coming the whole time.

  395. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Aj’s first wasn’t even THAT bad… leadoff walk was bad but he pitched carefully to their best two hitters and ended up walking them. If not for grandy getting a bad read on that ball… it would have been a routine fly out.

  396. RadioKev October 4th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    The most productive part of our order is up.

  397. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Porcello doesn’t look comfortable. Good thing for us!

  398. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    If Martin has to go out there once an inning to get AJ on track or to remind him of things then do it. Martin has to do whatever it takes to try and make AJ the most comfortable so they can get as many good innings out of him as possible.

  399. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    Good job Po. Good teammate.

  400. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Way to take one for the team!

  401. P October 4th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    After the game they’ll talk about this pitcher stepping up his game and dominating.. they won’t talk about the fact that our bats stink.

  402. Brock October 4th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    All right, a HBP. Perhaps getting a baserunner will get them going.

    Let’s go Yankees!!!

  403. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    And now, Posada on the bases. Oh boy…

  404. luis October 4th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    In the best Cesar tovar style, PO gets on base

  405. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    hip hip

  406. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Aj’s first wasn’t even THAT bad… leadoff walk was bad but he pitched carefully to their best two hitters and ended up walking them. If not for grandy getting a bad read on that ball… it would have been a routine fly out.
    —–
    Yeah but it didn’t look like he was pitching carefully, it looked like he was missing his spots. really badly. very jerky delivery.

  407. P October 4th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    I just saw Martin get a hit. Pinch me.

  408. Nick in SF October 4th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Porcello unglued
    Posada, ever wily
    sleeve of destiny

  409. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Bunt please….

  410. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Just missed a DP there. Whew!

  411. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    Whew. Thought that was a tailor made DP

  412. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 9:13 pm

    thats what hitting the ball with authority will do. Instead of a routine double play, it is a base hit!

  413. RadioKev October 4th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Russell Martin is just troubling. Tailor made double play ball that got by.

  414. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Haven’t read posts but did see Unknown’s right above mine when mine posted. A lot of pitchers have first inning jitters and calm right down. We apparently owe it to ourselves and to AJ to see whether that’s the case!

    I think he’s gonna be fine. I think we’re going to take this game.

    GO YANKEES!!!

  415. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    That is amazing…Let me guess Gardner is bunting?

  416. luis October 4th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    we got lucky there

  417. Bret The Hitman October 4th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    If they can’t hit PorJello they don’t have what it takes to advance. These hitters are streaky and the middle of the order is non-existence. The two biggest problems are 4-5, Arod and Tex. They’re providing no support at all.

  418. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    And yes, your good luck charm has arrived.

    :D

  419. sunny615 October 4th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Is it me or do these TBS announcers stink?

  420. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Oh come on Gardy. Can’t bunt with Posada on 2nd…he’ll get thrown out by 10 feet at 3rd lol

  421. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    YANKS IN 5

  422. Dj October 4th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Please, let’s push across some runs this inning.

  423. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    im fine with the bunt except were going to need more than one or two runs

  424. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Please don’t bunt

  425. JM October 4th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    maybe luck is starting to turn our way….

  426. Brappy55 October 4th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    WHAT IS JORGE DOING?!

  427. Brock October 4th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Don’t give away an out with arguably our best hitter this series!

    Hopefully he will beat it out if he bunts.

  428. JobaTipsHisCap October 4th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Posada?

  429. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    With Posada at 2nd base it would have to be a perfect bunt

  430. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Jorgie, stay on the bag.

  431. Brappy55 October 4th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Gardy needs to lay down the bunt

  432. Triple Short of a Cycle October 4th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Why are we bunting in the third inning?

  433. BBFan October 4th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Now there is only one pitcher with No-hitter going and that is AJ :) :) :)

  434. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Um, Posada be careful

  435. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    So, so stupid. Please go away Girardi.

  436. hardwired7 October 4th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    bunt?

    we don’t need no stinkin’ bunts!

  437. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Time to put it in play

  438. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 9:15 pm

    Now Gardner is just wasting this at bat

  439. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Have to bunt here, it is vital to get the first run on the board.

  440. Dj October 4th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    No more bunt available, come on, Gardner!

  441. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Wow that one would have counted as two strikes last night!

  442. JobaTipsHisCap October 4th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Tiger crowds stink

  443. Nick in SF October 4th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    What’s the daylight play, again?

    If he sees daylight between Jorge’s ears?

    I’M KIDDING

  444. Mike in Harrisburg October 4th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    at least make him work gardy

  445. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Forget it, 2 strikes now….hack away!

  446. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 9:16 pm

    Jorge is trolling again on the bases

  447. Brock October 4th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    If you are asked to bunt (and I didn’t agree with it), the least you can do is get down the bunt Gardy.

    We need anything but a strikeout or DP here.

  448. luis October 4th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Trish,

    In deed it is here!! :)

  449. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    come on man…that was at least 4″ high.

  450. joeman October 4th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    nice ab…

  451. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    That was a ball.

  452. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    “Is it me or do these TBS announcers stink?”

    They stink. And are so rooting for the Tigers. Darling seems the most neutral to me.

    How is Iasona’s (sp?) strike zone?

  453. Triple Short of a Cycle October 4th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Here we go again and Joe just sits in the dugout

  454. Benny Blanco October 4th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    HERE WE GO!!

  455. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    And Joe sits and doesn’t back his player yet again. FU Girardi…

  456. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Hi Trisha!!

  457. igotid88 October 4th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    BALLLLLLLLL

  458. Dj October 4th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Well, Gardner has a point. Pick him up, Jeter!

  459. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Omg.

    What year is it? That hasn’t been a strike for 50 years.

  460. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    Crap call.

  461. Bring in the Goose October 4th, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    stop complaining and get your damn bunt down next time

  462. sunny615 October 4th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Another blind ump?

  463. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Don’t strand these guys

  464. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Yeah, this ump is great. That is above the strike zone. Not a strike. Bastages.

  465. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Give me a break Gardner. He has been calling that high pitch since the 1st inning. What a waste of an at bat.

  466. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Justice HAS to be done!!!

    :evil:

  467. jacksquat October 4th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    ffs…

  468. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Derek can shut some people up with a hit here.

  469. Brappy55 October 4th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Home plate Ump sucks

  470. joeman October 4th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    here’s a DP

  471. m October 4th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Smoltz is wrong on every look at pitch trax and video in Gardner’s at-bat.

    Detroit 1
    Yankees 0

    Even the booth said the first call goes to Detroit.

  472. Cody Ransom October 4th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    time for captain to actually show up.

  473. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Someone has to step up

  474. Big Tigers Fan October 4th, 2011 at 9:18 pm

    Great game last nite Yankee fans! You came up a little short but good game.

  475. ac1 October 4th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    finally a clutch hit…………..

  476. Mike in Harrisburg October 4th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    YEAH

  477. Cody Ransom October 4th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    JETES!!!!!!

  478. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    There we go boys!

  479. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    :)

    THANK YOU GOD IN HEAVEN!!!!

  480. Yankee Trader October 4th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Whew!

  481. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Jeter!!!!!!

    Huge clutch hit.

  482. Brock October 4th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Yet another crappy ball-strike call doesn’t go the Yanks’ way. This is getting a little ridiculous.

    It makes it really tough for Yankee hitters to do anything if they have such uncertainty about the umpires in the back of your mind.

    Yeah Jete!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  483. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    SAFE!!!!!!!!!!

    Way to go Jeter!

  484. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Atta boy, Jete!

  485. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    JETER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  486. kd October 4th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    derek jeter is the man. he absolutely crushed that ball

  487. Bring in the Goose October 4th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    atta boy Jete.

    Now tack on guys!!!

  488. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    JETES

  489. JobaTipsHisCap October 4th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Got you, u mpfxxxker

  490. RadioKev October 4th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Martin put on the burners. Hot damn.

    Shove it Jeter haters. Tack on another hit to the post season leader.

  491. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Like I said someone has to step up…:)

  492. Jerkface October 4th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    YES JETER. Thank you for finally finishing a rally instead of ending one.

    Also wtf Posada jogging into homeplate almost got Martin thrown out.

  493. BA October 4th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    DJ crushed that one

  494. Cody Ransom October 4th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    wow i thought martin would be out at the plate easily!!! wow!

  495. luis October 4th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    YEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!! CAPITAN!!!!

  496. -Matt- October 4th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    That’s what should’ve happened to him earlier in the series when Jackson caught that

  497. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    EL CAPITAN!!!!!!!!!!

  498. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Go Jeter!!!! Nice slide by Martin….

  499. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Heckuva slide by Martin.

  500. syd_cash October 4th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Jeter just killed that :)

  501. m October 4th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    lol. I thought that was Jeter sliding. I guess the change of views. When they panned to the outfield and back to the slide.

  502. Bring in the Goose October 4th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    great call by the umpire

  503. Cody Ransom October 4th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    we need to tag on some runs now.

  504. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 4th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    take THAT, Iceholes !

  505. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    There’s going to be a game 5 in this series. I can feel it!

  506. P October 4th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    there you go jeter !

  507. sunny615 October 4th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    4 more.

  508. BBFan October 4th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    That ball really carried. When it left the bat it looked like it was a long fly ball. This ballpark is huge.

  509. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    lol I’m sitting on my couch. The Venga Bus song was cued up and I’m dancing like an idiot. My cat is wondering what I’m tripping on. great lol.

  510. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Someone give me a heads up on the HP ump. Is he being relatively fair with his calls? Just curious.

  511. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    I was never a Girardi hater, but watching his team get steamrolled last night and another bad call is really starting to turn my stomach. Stand up for your players Joe..

  512. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Porcellos’s missing his spots. Work the count.

  513. Brappy55 October 4th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    JETE!!! That’s the way a captain starts the run scoring for his teammates

  514. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    grat call by issonga

    we need more runs here.

  515. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Let’s get Jeter home

  516. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Let’s go Granderson!!

  517. BBFan October 4th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Now we need to score Jeter.

  518. m October 4th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Could have been 3-0 if Gardner was given a chance to bat.

  519. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    @Trisha
    he’s been a little “generous” on the high strike call. But he’s been pretty consistent overall for both teams…unlike that moron yesterday

  520. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    @NotCoachTito: This umpire is calling strikes higher than Bill Lee. #Tigers #Yankees

  521. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Trisha, called strike 3 on Gardner was bogus.

  522. Cody Ransom October 4th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    cmon GRANDY!

  523. Big Tigers Fan October 4th, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Hey Trish, What happened to the sweep? :-)

  524. BA October 4th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Couple more hits here, don’t let him off with2 runs

  525. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Hi Elias!!!!!

    :)

    Feeling good about this game.

  526. P October 4th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    would that been a HR in yankee stadium?

  527. Pat M. October 4th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Great slide Russell, the modern hook slide

  528. luis October 4th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Trish,

    you show up and we score, so please nail yourself to the TV!!!

  529. RadioKev October 4th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Granderson is trying to contend with this high strike zone.

  530. JM October 4th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Allright Captain! Maybe this will get us rolling….

  531. Brock October 4th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    They are talking about not counting out the Yankees like they have the game won.

    I’m not sure about you guys and gals, but with A.J. on the mound it is going to take a lot more than 2 runs for me to count Detroit out of this one.

  532. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    grandy had some hittable pitchers…. he will get em next time!

    LEts go robbie!!

  533. BBFan October 4th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    The difference so far is Granderson made the play and Jackson could not.

  534. JobaTipsHisCap October 4th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Cano?

  535. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    C’mon Cano.. He’s gonna get the run in here.

  536. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Need just a single here

  537. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    RBI spot for Cano.

  538. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Bring Jete in Robbie!

  539. Bring in the Goose October 4th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    cmon guys – need a big 2 out hit here

  540. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    There is something beautiful about Jeter and Posada producing here. Great Yanks until the end.

  541. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    You can hear a pin drop in that park. Let’s go Robby!

  542. Dj October 4th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Cano is due for a hit.

  543. randy l. October 4th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    pat m-

    jorge is coming through like we thought he would.

    of course, we’re biased towards experienced players being the experienced fans that we are.

    i was surprised to see jeff jones being the tigers pitching coach.

    jeff was the first pitcher i caught in a pro game. he threw two innings and struck out four. never shook me off.

    … oh that “experienced ” shortstop jeter just knocked in that “experienced ” posada . nice

  544. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Now the Yanks have to cover that high pitch because of this stupid ump. Granderson is also swinging at the ptiches off the plate to the right because of the ump giving Verlander those pitches yesterday.

  545. m October 4th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Robi just popped in a new gum. Guess he wants to get more pop?

  546. BBFan October 4th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    All we need is a single.
    Cano has been swinging for the fences.

  547. Brock October 4th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    I would NOT pitch to Cano here. Let ARod prove he can get it done.

  548. sunny615 October 4th, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    The way Arod her struggled I’m surprised they’re pitching to cano at all.

  549. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Too bad.

  550. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Wow. That ball was gone in 29 other stadiums lol

  551. Nick in SF October 4th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Soaring through the night
    past# betterthangranderson
    The Yankee Captain

  552. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    C’mon AJ huge inning coming up. Shut it down!!!

  553. -Matt- October 4th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Into Monument Park in the Bronx

  554. Big Tigers Fan October 4th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    The most common thing about this blog is the umpires are always against the Yankees and the announcers are always against the Yankees. Go figure.

  555. ConcernedCitizen October 4th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    2 YS HRs? Hard to tell.

  556. Bring in the Goose October 4th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    crap – another wasted opportunity there.

    we need to break out in a big way, string some together.

  557. sunny615 October 4th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Has. Not her.

  558. Cody Ransom October 4th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    not good stranding the runner there.

  559. Benny Blanco October 4th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    the bullpen has to be on call. We have the lead and Aj must not give it back!!!

  560. JimK October 4th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Forget what I previously wrote about Jeter; maybe he will have a Beltre day.

  561. Yankee Trader October 4th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Cano pulls that and it’s a homer

  562. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    quit blaming the darn umps… were up 2-0. Time for AJ to win the third inning for us.

  563. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    I feel like Cano might be pressing a little too much with the rest of the middle of the lineup doing nothing. His approach hasn’t been great since game 1.

  564. Dj October 4th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Please keep them scoreless, AJ!

  565. hardwired7 October 4th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    upside for Tigers fans: those white towels make excellent seat covers.

  566. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Damn stadium is as big as the ocean

  567. Brock October 4th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Cano gave that one a ride. Probably would have been out of most stadiums. However, I don’t like his approach since his Game 1 performance. Seems kind of like he is swinging for the fences every time up there.

  568. syd_cash October 4th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Yanks…have got to stop hitting balls to CF

  569. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Cano just can’t be patient. I knew once they stopped pitching to him he would start chasing.

  570. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Big Tigers Fan October 4th, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    The most common thing about this blog is the umpires are always against the Yankees and the announcers are always against the Yankees. Go figure.
    ==============

    Nah. The most common thing about this blog are the trolls come here to needle Yankee fans.

  571. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Thanks gang. Fairness to both sides is what you hope for.

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

    “Hey Trish, What happened to the sweep? :)

    I’ll tell you. The baseball gods thought it was much better to have AJ Burnett validated and for Tiger fans to be sky high believing they were going to win this. Then it goes back to the Stadium where SuperNova is waiting to make the Tigers look bad once again.

    The best kind of karma for Kenny Rogers and his pinetar ball.

    And you know what? I couldn’t have scripted it any better. A sweep was going to be too easy. The Tigers needed to have this eeked out and for them to have a much more bitter pill to swallow.

    thanks for asking though! And don’t blame me. I just watch the games!

    :)

  572. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    This ump has actually been quite consistent, excluding the high one to Gardner. Big Tiger Fan, you have to admit, last night, Jerry Davis must of got a little reach around from Leyland or something, that guy should be embarrassed of himself on last nights zone.

  573. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Throw up a 0 here AJ.

  574. JM October 4th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    AJ needs a shutdown inning here

  575. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 4th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    this pitcher is ours. the longer he is in, the better our chances

  576. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Martin and Jeter have gotten some redemption today.

    Alex, Tex, Swish next.

  577. luis October 4th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Tiger fan,

    If you don’t like what we say, then leave or stop making those kind of comments in a yankee blog

  578. Jerkface October 4th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    I once saw Jesus Montero hit a flyball to dead infront of the wall in detroits A-ball stadium which has a comerica CF.

  579. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Cano launched that ball…. it literally died in center.

  580. ralphfl October 4th, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    cano’s would not have been out in YS but please AJ the most Joe can let him give up is 2 runs now this game.2 runs and he needs to be out.Who knows if we score again the way tex and arod are hitting lets go guys.

  581. JobaTipsHisCap October 4th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Pitch a scoreless inning pls

  582. rr212 October 4th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Aj needs to throw up some more zeros

  583. Pat M. October 4th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Posada having an impact in October was viewed by some here as a lark Tin Cup…..The guy can still hit from the left side……Please let’s get into that Detroit bullpen early tonight…It’ll be the difference in the series outcome.

  584. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Another great AROD play

  585. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    C’mon, AJ! 1-2-3, so that we can get right back after Porcello.

  586. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Curve looking good. One out.

  587. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Joe can’t get lazy here. SHORTH LEASH

  588. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Girardi has to manage to win each inning. Keep the pen on high alert and ready. Two outs away from winning the third inning and only being 6 innings away from going back to the bronx.

  589. Big Tigers Fan October 4th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Thats right, the only broom is under your butt! Get back to the gym!

  590. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Nice play by Jeter

  591. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Nice Play Jeter!

  592. JobaTipsHisCap October 4th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Take your time, aj.

  593. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Atta boy. One more, AJ.

  594. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 4th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    set up for a breaking pitch

  595. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    But you will come to a place
    Where the only thing you feel
    Are loaded guns in your face
    And you’ll have to deal with
    Pressure

  596. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Thanks for bringing us good karma though, Tigers Fan, by attempting to pollute our forum when you more rightly belong with your own kind. I always appreciate the karma that bounces back on the team of losers who show up here to bust chops.

    :D

  597. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    I swear if he throws a FB on 1st pitch to Young, I’m gonna scream.

  598. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    Jeter comes through again. Not bad for a guy that was washed up last June…

  599. RadioKev October 4th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    “Classic Derek Jeter, ranging up the middle.”

    Ok, TBS is being a bit overly generous to us now.

  600. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 4th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    nice

  601. kd October 4th, 2011 at 9:27 pm

    great play jeter

  602. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Jetes having himself a game.

  603. Triple Short of a Cycle October 4th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    so now those aren’t strikes?

  604. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    Exactly Girardi hasnt to manage against the meltdown that is looming.

  605. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 9:28 pm

    AJ definitely has found his release point. Those three pitches, although all balls, were almost the same location.

  606. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 4th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    that was a strike BLUE….it’s where it crosses the plate, IDIOT!

  607. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Demon Young is fat

  608. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Nice 3-0 pitch!

  609. BA October 4th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Verlander throws those 3 last night and it is a punch out

  610. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Squeezed.

  611. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Big Tigers Fan October 4th, 2011 at 9:23 pm
    The most common thing about this blog is the umpires are always against the Yankees and the announcers are always against the Yankees. Go figure.
    ——————————————————-

    why don’t you go on a blog with your 5 other Tiger fans? or are you waiting to bandwagon onto the Lions or Red Wings and claim you were a “true fan” the entire time?

  612. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Crap.

  613. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 4th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    what the hale….4 strikes and ONE is called?

  614. Ace October 4th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    How does 1 walk d young?

  615. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Pitch at the neck not a strike?

    Who knew?

  616. Triple Short of a Cycle October 4th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    same pitch Grandy and Gardner was called out on. Stay classy ump

  617. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    Oh boy.

  618. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 9:29 pm

    big moment in the game for both teams right now.

  619. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 4th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    that is some REAL Bull Sheet right there

  620. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    That is the same high pitch that Porcello is getting called a strike. It seems like this umpiring crew only calls strikes on the right side of the plate. The Yanks might have to start going in there more.

  621. Pat M. October 4th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    How’s Jeter’s zone rating guys ????

  622. BA October 4th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Was Delmon Young the guy that threw a nat at an ump in AAA? Or was that his brother?

  623. RadioKev October 4th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    How often does a pitching coach bring their pitcher into the clubhouse to chat between innings?

  624. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    Drinking…it does a body good

  625. P October 4th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Pat M. October 4th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Posada having an impact in October was viewed by some here as a lark Tin Cup…..The guy can still hit from the left side……Please let’s get into that Detroit bullpen early tonight…It’ll be the difference in the series outcome.
    ============================================

    So happy for Jorge… he’s always been one of my favorite players. I cant Believe he’s been hitting the way he has.. nobody woulda predicted it.

  626. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Yankee envy. These losers that root for other teams just can’t stay away.

    Here karma! Come on, come on!!!!!

  627. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Nice, A.J. Let’s go. More runs!

  628. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 4th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    this fat@$$ has only put on about 50 pounds since he made it to the show…

  629. BA October 4th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Oops, I meant bat not nat

  630. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    AJ looks good…..

  631. luis October 4th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Tyler,

    Don’t mind the a..hole, we are going to have the last laugh. He got Cabrera out!!

  632. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Yanks win another inning. To the fourth we go.

  633. igotid88 October 4th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    AJ has calmed down

  634. Triple Short of a Cycle October 4th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Yanks 2 umps 0

  635. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Nice inning for AJ! We’re rolling!

  636. RadioKev October 4th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Meanwhile, AJ has really turned it on. I might cry if he goes the distance.

  637. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    So young doesn’t swing at all. shocking. But seriously, I thought a couple of them were strikes. :?

    Nice come back by AJ.

  638. m October 4th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Didn’t fall apart after the bad officiating in favor of Young. Good job.

  639. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    So a Tigers batter gets a ball in the same location that had been a strike before. Where have I seen this play before?

  640. JimK October 4th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    AJ overcomes the Ump

  641. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    18 outs til 5

  642. Spudz October 4th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Good Job AJ!

  643. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    good result, poor execution on the pitch though. That breaking ball was middle and hung. Lucky Cabrera missed that one.

  644. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 4th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    that’s right….SIT DOWN !!!

  645. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    AJ has to keep throwing curveballs to Cabrera….Just don’t hang one…

  646. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Great job, AJ.

    Alex due to hit one a long way.

  647. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Good AJ.

  648. Big Tigers Fan October 4th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    I saw the karma last nite, it ammounted to a Yankees loss. HE HE He :-)

  649. Dj October 4th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Props to AJ! Let’s get him some more runs!

  650. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Got to have tack on runs here. Game is a lifetime from being secure still

  651. luis October 4th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    trisha,

    Don’t dare to leave. ;)

  652. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Let’s tack on!

  653. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    This is AJ’s moment to shine and game to win. Kudos to him for settling down. I like seeing Porcello starting to cough up fur balls.

    :)

  654. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    This ump had a high strike zone, but squeezes the low part it seems.

    But AJ didn’t get the high pitch call. :?

  655. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    P October 4th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Pat M. October 4th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Posada having an impact in October was viewed by some here as a lark Tin Cup…..The guy can still hit from the left side……Please let’s get into that Detroit bullpen early tonight…It’ll be the difference in the series outcome.
    ============================================

    So happy for Jorge… he’s always been one of my favorite players. I cant Believe he’s been hitting the way he has.. nobody woulda predicted it.
    ==================

    Umm.. actually several folks on this forum indicated that they expected Jorge to have a strong series.

  656. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Now let’s score some runs!!!!

  657. ralphfl October 4th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    If AJ can get 6 more outs then there should be no leash.ANYONE gets on after the 5th if he makes it there he should be out and Soriano Roberston whoever in.

  658. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    LGY October 4th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    Good AJ.
    ======

    Doctor Jekyll and Mister AJ :)

  659. PittsburghYankeeFan October 4th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    New attitude–expect nothing from ARod, Tex, or Swisher.

  660. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Darling is obsessed with Arod

  661. BBFan October 4th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Well, after three innings, AJ still has his no-hitter going. :)
    All we need is another three innings and bullpen will take over.
    Offense needs to score a few more runs though. I expect that to happen this inning.

  662. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    3I down 2 more to go!!!

  663. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    A-Rod is due to get a hit now !

  664. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Did anyone else notice earlier that when they showed the “box” then the other graphic of where the pitch was in relation to the batters box, that the ball hitting the edge of the box was over the batters box line?

    I never knew that the strike zone was from batters box to batters box. Here I thought it was over the plate.

  665. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    4-5-6 time to step it up boys…

  666. Asd October 4th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    So… Burnett looks… Good!… So far.

  667. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Darling is obsessed with Arod
    ======

    I think that Darling is a pretty good announcer.

  668. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    5th inning is fair game to use anyone out of the pen. It’s not going to come to that though.

  669. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Is Porcello a head hunter? He is sure pitching as if he wants to hit the batters in the head.

  670. luis October 4th, 2011 at 9:34 pm

    Big Tigers Fan October 4th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    THANK YOU!!, KEEP DOING IT, the baseball gods love it !! LOSER!!!

  671. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Big Tigers Fan October 4th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    You’re apparently as stupid as you must look. It had to unfold this way in order for AJ to be the one to be the hero.

    Again, don’t blame me, I just watch the games!!!!

    :)

    GO KARMA!!!

    Do you have any Kenny Rogers souvenirs, Tiger Fan? I betcha you’d love to have some of your Kenny Rogers tonight!!!

  672. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Can Alex even buy a hit?

  673. BA October 4th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Shell of his former self

  674. P October 4th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    P October 4th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Pat M. October 4th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

    Posada having an impact in October was viewed by some here as a lark Tin Cup…..The guy can still hit from the left side……Please let’s get into that Detroit bullpen early tonight…It’ll be the difference in the series outcome.
    ============================================

    So happy for Jorge… he’s always been one of my favorite players. I cant Believe he’s been hitting the way he has.. nobody woulda predicted it.
    ==================

    Umm.. actually several folks on this forum indicated that they expected Jorge to have a strong series.
    ===========================================
    Even i said he woukd do good.. but didn’t expect THIS GOOD.. your saying you are not surpised that Jorge is hitting .500 and so far the best hitter on the team this series ?

  675. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Tex really should spend all offseason learning how to bunt. that will end the shift.

  676. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    i hope this team doesn;t think there will be a game 5 if we only score 2 runs.

  677. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Guess he wasn’t due! Oops !

  678. hardwired7 October 4th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 9:33 pm

    Darling is obsessed with Arod

    ——————-

    Move over, Pete Abe?

  679. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 4th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    are you fricking kidding me…? again with the Yankees special strike zone ? WTH????

  680. Mike in Harrisburg October 4th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    I’ll take it. But agree Joe can’t get lazy. This is must win…AJ is shutdown or he’s gone.

  681. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    Hey! Teix is on!

  682. RadioKev October 4th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Wake up call for Teixiera

  683. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    tex’s obp just went up!

  684. Spudz October 4th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Hey Tex got on base!!!

  685. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Tex getting on!

  686. P October 4th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    nice he took the auto out away from Tex.

  687. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Thanks Porcello.

  688. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    I hate the fact that Porcello is getting those high pitches called. It’s free strikes that he will go to in every at bat. Can we pinch hit for Swish here?

  689. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Ignore the energy vampire.

  690. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    And with that I’m done with that loser.

    I came here to hang with positive vibes. That means Yankee fans. I’ll scroll by anything that smells putrid, i.e., anything posted by the Tiger Fan.

  691. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Teix got on base. Took one for the team :?

  692. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Porcello is great. At least no popup out with that.

  693. Spudz October 4th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Swish is beyond due.

  694. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 4th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    i’m just waiting for a Yankee to get hit again and for the ump to say it didnt him….how damn obvious is this crap?

  695. Nick in SF October 4th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    Tex steps to the plate
    How can he best beat the shift?
    Take one for the team

  696. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Shorten up, Nicky.

  697. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Tex should just hit from the right side no matter the pitching matchup.
    :)

  698. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Jeeze. Every time I look up Swish is down 0-2. Prove me wrong, Swish.!

  699. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Darn popups whiffer

  700. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Swish is a joke, he is swinging out of hs shoes in every at bat. Just pathetic…

  701. blake October 4th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Alex is getting closer….

    As I said earlier….AJ can find it just as quickly as he loses it…..the problem is that he can lose it again so they still need to have the pen on alert. He’s throwing the ball well right now though.

  702. Spudz October 4th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    …for another K :(

  703. Triple Short of a Cycle October 4th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    I think Swisher has earned the right to hit cleanup

  704. RadioKev October 4th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Swisher hit that 9th inning home run. Other than that, he’s just been so lost out there.

  705. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    The good ol “high” sinker, killin us

  706. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    I hope that wasn’t going to be called strike 3. He definitely went around. But that was super high.

  707. blake October 4th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    They need to put Andrew in….Swisher is just lost right now.

  708. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    This team has some sorry hitters

  709. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Those pitches aren’t that high, we have to adjust. Very drivable.

  710. blake October 4th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Porcello looks terrible….everything is up and they should be killing him.

  711. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Jones should be playing RF. Girardi is giving away all of Swisher’s at bats. He has no chance to hit Porcello the way he is swinging.

  712. syd_cash October 4th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    I hope they called that K because Swish swung and not as an actual strike

  713. Spudz October 4th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Dickerson or Jones needs to take Swisher’s next at-bat.

  714. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Best part of our lineup coming up now.

  715. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Come on Jorge! Hip Hip!

  716. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Swisher is hopeless.

  717. RadioKev October 4th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    The Yankees are over aggressive right now.

  718. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    blake October 4th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    Alex is getting closer….

    As I said earlier….AJ can find it just as quickly as he loses it…..the problem is that he can lose it again so they still need to have the pen on alert. He’s throwing the ball well right now though.
    ====

    I expect that he’ll be fine through five. However, the sixth inning could be trouble for him. I woiuld have a very short leash on him in the sixth.

  719. Brock October 4th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    ARod = more of the same
    Tex = finally found a way to get on base
    Swish = more of the same

    It is unreal how pathetic the production of those guys has been.

    Pop one Jorgie!

  720. m October 4th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    syd,

    They called it a swing strike, but it’s right at the level that was called a strike for Porcello.

  721. blake October 4th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Alex is moving too well in the field for his knee to be bothering him that much….maybe the thumb still is but I still think it’s just a timing thing and he’s getting closer to squaring one up.

  722. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Best part of our lineup coming up now.
    ======

    The bottom of our lineup has been our salvation this series.

  723. Triple Short of a Cycle October 4th, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Again with the strike zone! WTF The umpires won the game.

    —————————————————–

    Glad you agree

  724. luis October 4th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Look at Posada’s approach…that’s the way to beat this guy

  725. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    The Yanks should be doing a lot of damage to Porcello. He doesn’t look good at all and is up in the zone.

  726. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Wow. No way to do anything with that pitch…

  727. P October 4th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    not a strike !

  728. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 4th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    BS

  729. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    I am very worried about the amount of strikeouts for our guys so far.

  730. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Damn, what a bunch of close pitches !

  731. igotid88 October 4th, 2011 at 9:40 pm

    Another ball called a strike

  732. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Probably a bit outside there but with the umps the past 2 games, you probably have to protect against that…

  733. Cody Ransom October 4th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    need to score more runs than TWO at this point. offense still looks to be slumping against rick f****g porcello. unbelieveable.

  734. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Plenty of time for more Yankee runs to be scored

  735. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Blake,Girardi won’t do that unfortunately

  736. blake October 4th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    they are letting Porcello off the hook….he’s not pitching well. They have to start taking those above the belt sinkers and hammering them.

  737. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Well, looks like the ump is starting to expand the zone more and more. He was consistent in innings 1-2, but now it looks as though he’s going all “Jerry Davis” on us. Let’s hope he at least starts giving Burnett some of them.

  738. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Thompson has had a lot of aggressive sends to the plate. I love that.

  739. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Yanks need to tack on more runs. Burnett has been good so far but 2 runs is not near enough with him out there.

  740. Cody Ransom October 4th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    funny how the only way Tex gets on base is by letting the ball hit him. guy is garbage.

  741. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Everyone knows that last night’s game wasn’t won fair and square. Hell it was all over the media today.

    The baseball gods can’t let that go unatoned either. Tonight to make up for last night, Nova for the Kenny Rogers cheat.

  742. m October 4th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    That last pitch to Posada was nice.

    As for Swisher, he’s very disciplined, but the way that pitch has been calling he probably was in between.

    THAT”S how an ump can change a team’s approach at the plate.

  743. Brock October 4th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    It is concerning that the Yanks haven’t found a way to score more than two considering all of the balls that Porcello is leaving up in the zone.

  744. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Porcello is actually making some pretty damn good pitches. The late break on those sinkers is absolutely sick. However, eventually that sinker is going to fall to far down in the strikezone and a yankee is going to send it to another planet. Just have to keep battling!

  745. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Maybe Tex will do something next time now that he remembers what it feels like to get on base.

  746. Big Tigers Fan October 4th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Here come AJ’s blow up inning! You know it’s coming.

  747. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    I think Dickerson would have some good at bats against Porcello tonight. Just short and quick to the ball. Instead of trying to hit the ball 900 feet like Swisher. What in the world was Girardi thinking playing him tonight.

  748. PittsburghYankeeFan October 4th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    By the time Alex gets close, the season will be over. Three wasted at bats.

  749. blake October 4th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    “Blake,Girardi won’t do that unfortunately”

    I’m all for sticking with your guys….but this is do or die tonight….they have to win this game or the season is over…..can’t keep letting a guy that is 100% lost at the plate give away 4 of your outs.

  750. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    blake October 4th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    they are letting Porcello off the hook….he’s not pitching well. They have to start taking those above the belt sinkers and hammering them.
    ====

    Yep.

  751. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Cody, can you try a positive approach, like finding the good in the game? We need positive energy flowing to Detroit, not negative.

  752. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    High strike not a strike for AJ?

  753. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Tied or down one in the ninth, I would much rather have 7-8-9 coming due versus our 4-5-6 right now. IF we get it to game 5, Girardi has to tinker this lineup around. Can’t keep trotting those 3 in the middle of the order.

  754. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    Yanks need to tack on more runs. Burnett has been good so far but 2 runs is not near enough with him out there.
    ========================

    Shhh…. we’re trying to keep that a secret ! LOL

  755. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Come on AJ!!!

  756. P October 4th, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Cody Ransom October 4th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    need to score more runs than TWO at this point. offense still looks to be slumping against rick f****g porcello. unbelieveable
    ========================================

    Seriously, the usual bums are making him look like an ACE! I have no nails left.

  757. qiantom October 4th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Here comes real AJ.

  758. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 4th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    this is total BS….both of those….ESPECIALLY the 2nd are strikes…..WHAT THE FOCK ???

  759. blake October 4th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    find it again AJ….throw strikes

  760. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    No more walks

  761. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    sd-

    I think I keep at Arod at 4 because there really isn’t a better alternative. Maybe switch around Jorge and Tex? And put Swish on the bench?

  762. Dj October 4th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Ouch, not what we needed.

  763. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Please don’t tell me that the strike zone is inconsistent. If Iasona/Iasonya is bad, please let it be the same for both teams.

  764. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 9:44 pm

    Cue, bullpen.

  765. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    damn! C’mon AJ. Hold it at 1 run.

  766. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Where was that pitch? Man. I love a well called game, and this not one. I guess Davis went over to talk to Iassogna about how to really call the game for the Tigers.

  767. Brock October 4th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    That is what happens when you have no choice but to serve it right over the plate.

    Be ready Joe. Be ready.

  768. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Sh*t

  769. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Get Wade up right away!!!! Of course a meatball right down the middle. It’s amazing how AJ just beats himself.

  770. P October 4th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    why cant we do that ?

  771. Pauldanand October 4th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    there goes the shutout

  772. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    You could see that coming. That pitch was right down the middle.

  773. spidanyc October 4th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Time to take AJ out now!!!!!

  774. BBFan October 4th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    One run in 3+ innings is not bad.
    Keep it there.

  775. m October 4th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Probably would have thrown a CB if the count was at 2-22 like it was supposed to be.

  776. BA October 4th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Why can’t our guys hit em out of this park?

  777. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    come on.

  778. blake October 4th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    that’s typical AJ right there….3-0 then has to groove 2 fastballs.

    It’s a solo….get back on the horse and get the next guy. Still have the lead

  779. umbrelladoc October 4th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    There goes the no hitter….
    :)

  780. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    No problem. Howeever, two runs are not going to be enough to win this game. The Yanks need to get AJ some runs.

  781. Cody Ransom October 4th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    standard.. called it. middle of the order comes up and is complete trash then they come up and tie it. complete garbage from our offense AGAIN.

  782. qiantom October 4th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    That’s the difference. We were not hitting that kind of pitches.

  783. m October 4th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    lol, 2-2

  784. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    keep it here. stay positive. don’t let the crowd back in.

  785. Brappy55 October 4th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    He wasn’t going to pitch a shutout….1 run is fine….let’s see how he bounces back

  786. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Oh I see. That pitch is back to being a strike.

  787. Daniel in Toronto October 4th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    AJ has been fine. At least he’s stopped walking guys. But the bullpen should absolutely be up, because things generally fall apart REALLY quickly for him.

  788. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    They were going to score at some point.. Were still winning and aj has the chance to get out of this inning.

  789. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    I swear to God the pitch that was just called a strike was called a ball to Martinez!!!

  790. Ace October 4th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    The k zone is embarrassing the umps

  791. Spudz October 4th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    AJ, Please go back into the locker room with Rothschild and drink some more Jeckyll Juice.

  792. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Still winning

  793. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Should have thrown a curve for a strike. Too many FBs at that AB.

  794. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 4th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    and the pitch HAS to be down the middle to be called a strike !!!!

  795. Dj October 4th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Get angry, AJ, and shut them down the rest of the way. Please!

  796. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    good bounce back AJ.

  797. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Don’t fall apart, man.

  798. blake October 4th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    AJ is really good when he’s ahead in counts…..he’s awful when he falls behind. Strike 1, strike 2 is everything for him.

  799. Brappy55 October 4th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Cody Ransom….it was VMart who hit that. Not really complete garbage.

  800. RadioKev October 4th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Keep rolling AJ.

  801. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Way to bounce back.

  802. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 4th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    and that 1st pitch he JUST called a strike has NOT been one for AJ until he gives up a bomb ???? WHY is THAT ???

  803. Daniel in Toronto October 4th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    It would have been awesome if they asked Girardi:

    “Is there any reason why Jesus Montero hasn’t played this series?”

  804. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    his inning.
    trisha – true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    I swear to God the pitch that was just called a strike was called a ball to Martinez!!!
    ======

    ???

  805. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Can’t fall behind 3-0, then have to lay balls over the plate

  806. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    A.J. is JUST missing.

  807. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    Pollyana is on.

  808. blake October 4th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Wonder if the Sox would like to have Beltre and Vmart back?

  809. YankeeRay October 4th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    He didn’t get the down and in pitch taking away his curve in that at bat. Umpiring has been horrible.
    if you said we would be up 2-1 in the 4th most of us would have said we’d take it.

  810. Mike in Harrisburg October 4th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    gotta bear down on the offense. Start manufacturing.

  811. JM October 4th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    The Yanks are going to have to score a few more runs to win this. Hope the offense is up to it.

  812. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Why is Joe doing a frickin’ interview now?

  813. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Tyler, I agree. I like Swish on the Bench, give Dickerson a shot. He’s a much better defender and if your not getting anything offensively from Swish, so if Dickerson doesn’t give you anything there, your not losing anything.

  814. qiantom October 4th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    The key today will be when to take AJ out. I have a feeling though Girardi is gonna mess it up.

  815. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Bullpen action please….

  816. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Here we go now. Chernobyl on the mound.

  817. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Oh no… AJ has to get out of this. Keep the ball down.

  818. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    come onnnn…..short leash. see if you can get out of the inning. get someone else up. PLEASE A.J. come on.

  819. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Get him out of there Joe. Have you not seen this for 3 years.

  820. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    I would pull him now. He isn’t location at all in this inning.

  821. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    time for a meeting on the mound. Pen need to be warming up right now.

  822. Dj October 4th, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    Okay, maybe bullpen now? At least someone warming up, please!!

  823. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Joe, I know this is when you usually nap, someone grab the bullpen phone, quickly!!!!!

  824. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    AJ grooving them

  825. BA October 4th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Get someone up, if AJ gets out of this inning he won’t get out of the next

  826. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Get the bullpen up

  827. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    We need to get soembody up…

  828. ac1 October 4th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    homerun, double…..
    time to get hughes up

  829. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    huge boost for A.J. and the Yanks if he can get out of this at 2-1

  830. PittsburghYankeeFan October 4th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Joe, take him out. He’s toast.

  831. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 9:48 pm

    Damn, we got a strike on the corner

  832. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Everyone knows that Girardi isn’t going to pull him until the Yanks are losing. Quick hook my butt. Rothschild should go out to the mound. He looks awful now and everything is up in the zone.

  833. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 4th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    NOW would be a good time for the Manager to MANAGE….send someone out there to talk to him…..DO NOT WAIT until he has give up the lead, Jack@$$ !

  834. P October 4th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    not sure who scares me more AJ or Hughes

  835. Daniel in Toronto October 4th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Seriously, we need to get through the 5th with this lead, and then go Soriano for 1, Robertson for 1, and Mariano for 2.

  836. igotid88 October 4th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    would rather Hughes start an inning.

  837. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Ghost, in Martinez’s AB, he got a pitch called a ball that when the next batter got the same pitch, it was called a strike. I’m just saying Iasona/Iasonya isn’t even being consistent with his calls with the same pitcher!

  838. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    When will WE hit a homer??

  839. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    NICE!

  840. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 4th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    get those pitches down dammit !

  841. Daniel in Toronto October 4th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    That was a beautiful pitch. I actually think AJ looks fine.

  842. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    HUGE strikeout. Great job A.J.! Hold ‘em here.

  843. BA October 4th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Thanks ump!

  844. P October 4th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    we got some gifts there finally

  845. blake October 4th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Hughes is up….I don’t know if I’m happy or sad. AJ isn’t throwing the ball that badly….I’d stick with him for now. If they can get him through 5 then they can bridge with the good relievers. Big K right there.

  846. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Another one on the corner !~! Wow !

  847. JobaTipsHisCap October 4th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    I will take tie game into 7th

  848. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Niice

  849. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Nice pitch.

  850. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    Nice pitch! Huge out for AJ!

  851. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    One more out. Need some beautiful curves. Don’t get FB happy

  852. PittsburghYankeeFan October 4th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Pull him. This is your season, boys…

  853. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    This should definitely be his last inning even if he gets this guy right away

  854. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    5th- hughes
    6th- wade/logan/ soriano
    7th- Drob
    8-9- Mo

  855. ac1 October 4th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    problem with burnett is that sometimes he stops the meltdown and looks good doing it.
    you never know when it is partial meltdown vs. full meltdown.

  856. syd_cash October 4th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    AJ depends on that fastball way too much, you gotta mix up them pitches. eventually ppl are going to catch up to a fastball you keep throwing it.

  857. P October 4th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    When will WE hit a homer??
    =========================

    spring training 2012 ?

  858. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    We got a call there, and AJ missed his spot, AGAIN.

  859. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 4th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    holy sheet…..a called strikeout for AJ ? That ump is pissing off some people now !

  860. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    I don’t know if I should laugh or cry. Bettermeat couldn’t do anything with the Yankees, let’s hope he can’t with the Tiggers either.

  861. blake October 4th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    If AJ can just get ahead then he’ll do fine….Gotta get #9 here.

  862. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    “Pollyana is on.”

    Are you referring to me Yogi? If so, would you be happier if I left? Because I’ll happily do that if my posts are too positive for you to take. Just say the word.

  863. P October 4th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 9:49 pm

    When will WE hit a homer??
    =====================

    world series 2011 ?

  864. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    Joe always lets AJ lull him to sleep with false confidence.

    He is just daring them stupidly to tie it or worse take the lead. Idiotic and insanity by our manager.

  865. PittsburghYankeeFan October 4th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    He went away from his curve. You see it in the binder, Joe, don’t you? Don’t you? Only struck out Aviles because he went to it.

    He’s going to throw a FB a Betemit….

  866. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    bad job by Martin! takes away the curve low!

  867. BA October 4th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Foul tip?

  868. JobaTipsHisCap October 4th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Damn, I miss Joe buck

  869. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Don Vito A. Bellamo October 4th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    holy sheet…..a called strikeout for AJ ? That ump is pissing off some people now !
    ++++++++++

    Yeah, Davis has big money on this game from his wins from yesterday.

  870. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Hughes?

    Please no.

  871. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    They better stay with the curveball to the meat

  872. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    How unlucky that Martin can’t find it. We need a K here.

  873. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    you have got to be kidding me! Oy….

  874. blake October 4th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    “problem with burnett is that sometimes he stops the meltdown and looks good doing it.
    you never know when it is partial meltdown vs. full meltdown.”

    that’s so true….I’ve honestly never seen anybody like him. He literally can be a different pitcher not inning to inning…..batter to batter….pitch to pitch even.

  875. randy l. October 4th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    against lefty hitters that ump can’t even see burnett’s whole body because he’s so far to the side.

    i don’t know if it hurts or helps aj, but that’s a weird angle to call balls and strikes from.

  876. JobaTipsHisCap October 4th, 2011 at 9:51 pm

    Yes

  877. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Bye, dude.

  878. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    AJ!!!!!!!!!!!!

  879. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Awesome A.J. ! Let’s get some freakin’ runs already now!!!!

  880. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Yanks win another inning… all things considered.

  881. ac1 October 4th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    ok lets get some runs on there…

  882. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Bettermeat helping out the Yankees cause the umps won’t.

  883. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    AJ comes through!!

  884. Spudz October 4th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Thank God for Wilson

  885. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    AJ showed some guts there…nice recovery man….he is doing all we could ask for so far.

  886. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Alright!!! How about just a run or 2?

  887. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Great job by Burnett. This is no longer the guy who would melt down when things went against him.

  888. P October 4th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    okay 1R not bad… can are bats stop playin around now?

  889. hardwired7 October 4th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Any good cardiologists on the board?

  890. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Dear lord, sometimes our baseball IQ seems lower than any other MLB team in history. Have you ever seen a catcher not find the ball that’s within 5 feet of him and have the runner advance, taking away 1 of the 2 pitches your pitcher throws?

  891. blake October 4th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Great job by AJ…..he limited the damage. Vmart is a darn good hitter….I was happy to see the Sox let him go.

  892. Dj October 4th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Come on, offense! We need some runs!!!

  893. BBFan October 4th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    AJ bent, but did not break.
    The offense has to come thru now.

  894. Triple Short of a Cycle October 4th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    1 more inning for AJ with Wade warming up

  895. luis October 4th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 9:50 pm
    “Pollyana is on.”

    Are you referring to me Yogi? If so, would you be happier if I left? Because I’ll happily do that if my posts are too positive for you to take. Just say the word.

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

    Stay put!!! :)

  896. JobaTipsHisCap October 4th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    I will send aj for next inning

  897. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Awesome A.J. ! Let’s get some freakin’ runs already now!!!!
    +++++++++++

    It would be nice, wouldn’t it?

  898. YankeeRay October 4th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    So would you all have signed up for a 2-1 lead after 4? I would. Now it’s time to hit or we wil lose this game soon.

  899. syd_cash October 4th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    wowza why didn’t AJ let him know where the ball was. LOL. Anyways good job limiting the damage. Yanks gotta score MORE runs for AJ

  900. JM October 4th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    GJ AJ! Whew!!! Get the man some runs!!!

  901. PittsburghYankeeFan October 4th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    He went to the curve and struck him out. Now what do you do? Your sucky hitters aren’t doing anything this game…

    This is why they pay Joe G the big bucks. Big, big decision at the bottom of the 5th. What do you?

  902. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Drob and Mo might have to pitch 4 innings combined tonight. Were off tomorrow!

  903. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    AJ!!!! Phew. Nasty curves… Martin needs to call more curves & add the CU. He called way too many FBs & it burned them

    He only gave up 1 run in 4 innings. That’s good, but we need to score.

  904. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    I would rather see Wade when AJ gets into trouble. Hughes hasn’t pitch enough recently to expect his location to be sharp enough. You can guarantee if he comes in we will see some hard hit balls.

  905. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    YANKS WIN TONIGHT. See you Game 5

  906. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Robertson for 2 innings tonight. Please

  907. RadioKev October 4th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    One more inning from Aj and he holds up his end of the bargain. Girardi and the line up needs to do the rest.

  908. blake October 4th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    The offense needs to win this game…..they need to take control of it so that AJ isn’t on edge every pitch.

  909. Kelvin October 4th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Told you guys we gotta believe go Yankees ;)

  910. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    8-9-1. Time to get on base and have 2-3 drive you in, cause we all know 4-5-6 wont.

  911. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Dear lord, sometimes our baseball IQ seems lower than any other MLB team in history. Have you ever seen a catcher not find the ball that’s within 5 feet of him and have the runner advance, taking away 1 of the 2 pitches your pitcher throws?
    =======

    It happens. The good news is that it didn’t cost us anthing…

  912. sunny615 October 4th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Time for the offense to start smacking Porcello around.

  913. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Can we do some damage against this scrub?how can we hit the Rays pitching, and not this guy?

  914. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 9:50 pm
    “Pollyana is on.”

    Are you referring to me Yogi? If so, would you be happier if I left? Because I’ll happily do that if my posts are too positive for you to take. Just say the word.
    ++++++++++++

    No, talking about Girardi. I am just so tired of his attitude.

  915. Pat M. October 4th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Time to break out The Tums !!! Just give Smoltz a uni for crying out loud…….

  916. JM October 4th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    AJ comes back out for one more

  917. seconds October 4th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    gotta score a run here, otherwise AJ won’t be able to complete the next inning.

  918. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    LGY October 4th, 2011 at 9:53 pm

    Robertson for 2 innings tonight. Please
    =====

    DRob can be as scary as AJ!

  919. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    that same catcher with the low IQ made a epic slide at home to avoid the tag and give us the 2-1 lead you see on the scoreboard.

  920. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    The offense needs to pick it up

  921. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    Other than the first, when they didn’t score, A J has done quite good.

  922. Rich7041 October 4th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    How long was Martinez’s home run trot? Hope Yanks are up by 6 next time he comes up so somebody can drill him.

  923. Cody Ransom October 4th, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    need to get runs.. not fair to expect aj to be perfect. time for the O to do SOMETHING

  924. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Luis – :)

    I do get sick and tired of being put down for being optimistic. And unless and until I’m proved wrong, I see nothing wrong with my posted scenario.

  925. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Stay put!!!

    Agree, Trisha. Don’t go anywhere lol

  926. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    AJ pitching well. Gave up a run. Not the end of the world. He battled and limited damage.

    Let him pitch the 5th… Hope it’s an easy 1-2-3 :D

    Time to score runs!!!

  927. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Drob is a magician, absolute beast. I feel just as confident with him on the mound as i do MO. Rob-Mo = game ova.

  928. blake October 4th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    If AJ can get through 5 then you bring Robertson in at the first sign of trouble and let him go 2….then Soriano/Logan for 2 and Mariano the rest.

  929. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Martin please stop swinging like a crazy man. I know he got a hit before but come on!!

  930. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    C’mon Martin! stop trying to pull the outside breaking ball

  931. JobaTipsHisCap October 4th, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    It’s hard to win when your 45 are 0 for N

  932. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Yogi – I apologize! I thought it was strange that you would be on me, but Pollyanna is the name certain posters have given me.

    Thanks.

    :)

  933. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Another hit by Martin!

  934. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    how about that low iq catcher of ours? another hit.

  935. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Ha. Same spot.

  936. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    I would rather D-Rob for 2 than anyone else, I THINK or maybe Wade.

  937. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Atta boy, Russ.

  938. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Swung at ball 4, but a hit :)

  939. ralphfl October 4th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    2 HITS OFF THIS GUY AND BOTH BY RIGHTY’S IS NOT RIGHT AT ALL LEFTY’S HIT 323 OFF THIS GUY THIS SEASON.RIGHT NOW IT IS ON THE OFFENSE

  940. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Nice job by Martin. Right under the glove for the second time.

  941. Benny Blanco October 4th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    DEJAVU!

  942. Nick in SF October 4th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Martin plays well closer to the Canadian border.

  943. blake October 4th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Martin with 2 hits. I don’t know where Peralta is but talk about no range to the left.

  944. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    You need to save DRob for the potential jam.

  945. Bring in the Goose October 4th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Martin is heated up, isnt he?

    Charged up after that hit by pitch and now has scored some of the last runs these past two runs.

    Love his style of play.

  946. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Martin see what happens when you don’t swing out of your shoes

  947. luis October 4th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Go the other way Gardy

  948. RadioKev October 4th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Is that you Jim Leyland?

    http://www.google.com/imgres?q.....29,r:1,s:0

  949. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    C’mon Brett

  950. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    I’ve seen all the movie stars
    In their fancy cars and their limousines
    Been high in the Rockies under the evergreens
    But I know what I’m needing
    And I don’t want to waste more time
    I’m in a New York state of mind

  951. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    JobaTipsHisCap October 4th, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    I will send aj for next inning

    ——

    Not if we dont score. But Girardi will. He wants to be unemployed like Tito

  952. Bring in the Goose October 4th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Can Gardy bunt?

  953. blackaccord October 4th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    how’s the broadcast booth today?? i’m watching the game with no audio and no cc..

  954. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Anyone know AJ’s pitch count?

  955. JM October 4th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Time for a big inning….

  956. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Yogi – I apologize! I thought it was strange that you would be on me, but Pollyanna is the name certain posters have given me.

    Thanks.

    :)
    ======================================
    Hi Poly ! LOL

  957. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    Hey, why is Pollyanna getting all bent out of shape? :)

  958. Cody Ransom October 4th, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    ralphfl October 4th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    2 HITS OFF THIS GUY AND BOTH BY RIGHTY’S IS NOT RIGHT AT ALL LEFTY’S HIT 323 OFF THIS GUY THIS SEASON.RIGHT NOW IT IS ON THE OFFENSE

    ———-

    seriously. absolute trash by Tex and Swish so far.. standard BS from these two. Pujols went 4-5 with THREE doubles today, AND is hitting over .500 so far.. while Tex is looking like he should be in the Minors, as usual.

  959. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Yeah Brett!!!!

  960. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    nice.

  961. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Gardy en fuego!

  962. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Yeah Gritner

  963. Triple Short of a Cycle October 4th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Do not bunt here

  964. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Now, we cookin’ !!!

  965. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    We are set up,must score

  966. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    blackaccord, they’ve actually turned into white noise for me because I’m focused on the game. It’s probably a good thing.

    :)

  967. luis October 4th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Attaboy !!

  968. Benny Blanco October 4th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Gardy has been playing well..

  969. YankeeRay October 4th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Bunt Jeter now please, no double play.

  970. Bring in the Goose October 4th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    love me some Brett Gardner…!!!

    Jeter bunt here???

  971. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    I’m thinking a Jeter bunt here.

  972. Yankee Trader October 4th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Yankees are scoring this inning-Big

  973. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    great start to the inning. I think you have got to jeter to bunt right here.

  974. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Gardy is carrying the load this offseason!

  975. syd_cash October 4th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Gardner and Posada have been hitting the best this series. Jeter in big spot #2

  976. Benny Blanco October 4th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    send the runners!! NO DP!

  977. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Yogi – I apologize! I thought it was strange that you would be on me, but Pollyanna is the name certain posters have given me.

    Thanks.

    :)
    +++++
    No problem. I have absolutely nothing against what you post. I’ve been calling Girardi Pollyana for a couple of years now. I usually skip over the stupid posts that are just insulting other posters.

    Keep the good vibs going.

  978. Bring in the Goose October 4th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    Dont bunt

  979. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

    great start to the inning. I think you have got to jeter to bunt right here.
    =

    No way. No free outs! Damn.

  980. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    DEATH by bunting.

    WTF

  981. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    “Hey, why is Pollyanna getting all bent out of shape? :)

    LMAO, honest to God!!!

  982. Jerkface October 4th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Jeter is the worst.

  983. Triple Short of a Cycle October 4th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    moron. what a freaking moron bunting.

  984. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Awful…Brooks Betemit

  985. Bring in the Goose October 4th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    can anyone on this frigging team bunt!!!???

    Jeter WTH?

  986. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Oh my christ. He was safe by a mile

  987. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Um, the one place you can’t bunt.

  988. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    wow, that was just a awful bunt. We need to score a run here or the tigers will have all the momentum.

  989. BBFan October 4th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Gardner is amazing.
    He just showed others how to handle that high pitch.

  990. RadioKev October 4th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Awful play Jeter. Granderson has to pick him up.

  991. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Bad bunt.

  992. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    That was really, really stupid. Jeter bunted that ball too hard. Just stupid baseball.

  993. sunny615 October 4th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    So not a fan of the bunt.

  994. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Girardi is having a horrific series.

  995. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Thankfully only one out.

    :(

  996. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 4th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    bunt play was as bad of a decision as the execution…..HAD to have come from JarHead

  997. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Come on Grandy, make them pay. Please? Just a hit is enough.

  998. YankeeRay October 4th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    How do you bunt back to the pitcher? That needed to be a bunt down third base line. How basic is that?

  999. Jerkface October 4th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Where is the baseball acumen? Bunting a guy you crushed last AB? Bunting it poorly?

  1000. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Granderson goes deep here.

  1001. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Oh my christ. He was safe by a mile
    —-
    just kidding, forgot it was a force play…
    TBS’s announcing style and laziness is catching up with me.

  1002. BBFan October 4th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Now it is time for Grandy to hit at least a double.

  1003. syd_cash October 4th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    nothing works out in our favor. TBS was sooo excited about that play

  1004. Pat M. October 4th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    If this an all grass infield the sac works

  1005. luis October 4th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    The other way Grandy!!! no pulling tonight

  1006. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Seriously, usually the teams with losing records are the teams that bunt

  1007. Jerkface October 4th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    If Jeter did it on his own, its stupid. If Girardi called for it, indefensible.

  1008. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Grandyman!

  1009. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    There’s that lack of baseball IQ this team shows far to frequently

  1010. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Girardi’s first dumb move of the game is that bunt. Jeter crushed Porcello last time. Gardner can fly from 1st and go to 3rd easily on a hit or score on one in the gap. Stupid baseball with aJ on the mound.

  1011. RadioKev October 4th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Very nice. Now Cano’s turn.

  1012. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Nice Grandy

  1013. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Jerkface October 4th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Jeter is the worst.
    ====

    Umm that’s a bit harsh, don’t you think?

    Yes! Grandy!

  1014. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Get that run in from third with less than one out!!!!!!!!

  1015. Mike in Harrisburg October 4th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    grandy!

  1016. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Grandy man! yanks get the run right back! now robbie has a chance to open this game up a bit.

  1017. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    THANK YOU GOD IN HEAVEN.

    Breathing room.

    :)

    BBFAN, GREAT CALL!!!

  1018. YankeeRay October 4th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Huge Grandy Man

  1019. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Grandy!!!!

  1020. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Go Granderson!!!! He has been big in this series…

  1021. Cody Ransom October 4th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    CURRRRTIS. Thank GOD.

  1022. nhyankeefan October 4th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Nice Curtis….way to bail out Joe for giving up an out again

  1023. Benny Blanco October 4th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Grandy!!!!!

  1024. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Jerkface October 4th, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    Jeter is the worst.

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

    No, it’s you fool !!!

  1025. sunny615 October 4th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Would that have gone out at Yankee Stadium? Probably.

  1026. Triple Short of a Cycle October 4th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Nice. Only problem is we have Arod up after they walk cano

  1027. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    They have to Walk cano NO

  1028. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Grandy!

  1029. blackaccord October 4th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    darn.. 3 run homer at yankee stadium..

  1030. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    No bunt there!

  1031. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Three run blast in NYS.

  1032. Daniel in Toronto October 4th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Has Joe Girardi ever seen a RUN EXPECTANCY chart? It is basically never a good idea to bunt.

    How predictable was Jeter bunting and it not working out? I can’t stand Girardi.

    We’ll have to win in spite of him, I suppose.

  1033. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    15 outs til 5

  1034. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 4th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    sweet

  1035. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    LGY October 4th, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    Girardi is having a horrific series.
    ++++++++++

    This isn’t anything new exactly.

    Nice hit by the Grandyman!

    Come on Yankee bats, start pounding this turkey. Please? Gotta make it Burnett proof!

  1036. jrazz12 October 4th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    AROD SLAM

  1037. Benny Blanco October 4th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    WOW!!!!!!!!

  1038. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    A-rod has to step up here. We can blow this wide open.

  1039. P October 4th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    loading the bases for Arod … wow !!!!!!!!!!!

  1040. Jerkface October 4th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Umm that’s a bit harsh, don’t you think?

    In the moment? No. Jeter has a history of bunting and its always the wrong move. He didn’t become one of the greatest baseball players ever by bunting. He did it by HITTING.

  1041. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Come on, A-Rod. Get it done now. Make ‘em pay. 7-1 after your AB.

  1042. Cody Ransom October 4th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    this might be the at bat of the game with AROD batting here.. knew it would come down to this eventually…

  1043. luis October 4th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Ok you can pull it!!!! :)

  1044. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    Girardi’s first dumb move of the game is that bunt. Jeter crushed Porcello last time. Gardner can fly from 1st and go to 3rd easily on a hit or score on one in the gap. Stupid baseball with aJ on the mound.
    -

    Yep. Spot on.

  1045. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Grandy coming up huge both in the field and at the plate. He’s probably not going to win the MVP but I am so happy that he will be the Yanks CF for the new few years. Fantastic player.

  1046. Benny Blanco October 4th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    DISRESPECT ALEX!!!!! LETS GO!!!

  1047. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    No respect for Alex

  1048. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Alex needs to knock Porcello out here.

  1049. JM October 4th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Be patient Robbie

  1050. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Respect for Robbie. YEAH!

  1051. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    This is Arod’s big chance here. He has to at least hit a fly ball.

  1052. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Stay in Toronto Blue Jay boy.

  1053. BBFan October 4th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Now Cano should think single not swing for fences.
    Well, they are walking him.
    Now GS time for A-Rod.
    He fact, he can even work a walk, he is very patient.

  1054. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    This is his moment.

    One big hit.

  1055. Nick in SF October 4th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    This is Arod’s moment. Come on Lucky 13!!!!!!!

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/9.....otostream/

  1056. BA October 4th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    This is the time for ARod to make everyone forget how terrible he has been lately!!!

  1057. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    This is the moment for arod… if he doesn’t get the hit now then its never going to happen. We have a chance to blow this game wide open here.

  1058. Yankee Trader October 4th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Just a single would be nice A-Rod

  1059. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Alex can make them pay here…..

  1060. JobaTipsHisCap October 4th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Come on a rod, at least a sac fly.
    Be a hero, man.

  1061. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Dear Alex,
    Relax, Porcello is the one in trouble, don’t press. Get in “zen” mode, hit the ball hard up the middle.

  1062. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Tyler, totally agree.

  1063. Pat M. October 4th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Now that would have been a 2 runs double if not for the dirt …..You need to know the game to understand the game

  1064. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Here it is Alex. This is it baby. Make these idiots pay.

  1065. seconds October 4th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    would you capture it, Arod?

  1066. willwill October 4th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    hey arod, they just intentionally walked to get to YOU

  1067. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Wow. Almost hit him. Strike 1.

  1068. JM October 4th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Cmon Alex….

  1069. Benny Blanco October 4th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    BALL 1

  1070. hman23 October 4th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Nice to see Granderson pick up Jeter (and Girardi) there.

    Not a fan of the bunt there – even if it is executed. With a guy who pounded a double last time. Don’t like free outs when we need a big inning.

  1071. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Sac fly

  1072. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    RBI is all we need

  1073. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Now is the time for all good Alex’s to come to the aid of their Yankees…

  1074. BA October 4th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    My goodness not even close

  1075. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 4th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    the ultimate slap in the face to A-Rod….here, we think you stink….we will load the bases to face you with one out, rather than pitch to Cano…..what do you have in the tank, Alex ???

  1076. blake October 4th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    I liked the decision to bunt Jeter….just not the excecution…..Jeter struggles with sac bunts for whatever reason….he bunts for a hit much better. Atta boy Grandy

  1077. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    Wow. He wanted to hit that one back to New York.

  1078. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 4th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    that ball was INSIDE!

  1079. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    This umpire has been fair all game long. He hasnt called that first pitch a strike all game.

    He cheated ALEX!

  1080. Jerkface October 4th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Now that would have been a 2 runs double if not for the dirt …..You need to know the game to understand the game

    Or the Yankees could be winning by even more if Jeter applied himself in the at bat instead of giving it up stupidly or being forced to give it up stupidly by the manager. Know baseball.

  1081. Dj October 4th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Come on, Arod, time for the big hit that you were talking about before.

  1082. sunny615 October 4th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Here’s that key at bat Arod was talking about.

  1083. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Yes!

  1084. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Ok Alex, I’ll take it.

  1085. syd_cash October 4th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    our two best hitters right here A-rod and Tex, I kid…I kid

  1086. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Got the job done.

  1087. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Jerkface October 4th, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    Umm that’s a bit harsh, don’t you think?

    “In the moment? No. Jeter has a history of bunting and its always the wrong move.”

    This is a gross exaggeration in my view.

    “He didn’t become one of the greatest baseball players ever by bunting. He did it by HITTING.”

    On this we agree. The bunt was not a good play, but I wouldn’t dump all over him for it.

  1088. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    I’ll take it.

  1089. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    hey, that was not ideal… but that’s still a huge run.

  1090. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Like I said sac fly..I will take that

  1091. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Alex gets the run in, well done.

  1092. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    GOOD JOB ALEX!!!!

    He did his job.

  1093. randy l. October 4th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Just give Smoltz a uni for crying out loud…….”

    smoltz-

    smoltz is a know it all.

    he actually thought he was a pro caliber golfer.

    he got a sponsor exemption into” the Nationwide Tour event, where he posted rounds of 84-87 to miss the cut by, and get ready for this, 27 shots.”

    how can you play as much golf as he does and shoot 87?

    choker

  1094. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Another run. Thank you. Not the best hit, but a run is a run.

  1095. luis October 4th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Good situational hitting from AROD!!

  1096. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Pat M-

    I just didn’t really like the bunt because Jeter really hit him hard last at bat. I understand trying to get both guys in scoring position but Gardner scores on that ball regardless. Just hated giving up an out even if it was successful. Porcello hasn’t been good. They aren’t playing for 1 run against Verlander here.

  1097. hman23 October 4th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Nice call Doc.

  1098. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Every run counts. Now if A.J. can go back out and throw up a zero, I will feel super good.

  1099. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Nice sac fly for A-Rod…. Please Teix, get a hit here… Pretty please!

  1100. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 4th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    just ONE RBI….a damn fly ball….anything YOU SLUG !

  1101. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Arod got the job done even though the ump tried to screw him

  1102. sunny615 October 4th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    3 RBI without a hit. Remarkable.

  1103. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 10:04 pm

    Perfect. Single up the middle next!

  1104. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Good enough A-Rod

  1105. Nick in SF October 4th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    I’ll take it.

    I don’t have any picture to put up for Tex, just get a hit, please.

  1106. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Tex is gonna hit it hard.

  1107. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    now its tex’s turn to get one in for us!

  1108. Dj October 4th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    I’ll take it. Tex seemed mad after the last 2 at bats, maybe he’ll go the other way.

  1109. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Pat M

    You still think the Eric Chavez pinch hit was the right move?

  1110. BBFan October 4th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Good A-Rod.
    Now we have three run lead.

  1111. YankeeRay October 4th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Way to go Arod. What kind of strike call on pitch number 1 lol

  1112. Cody Ransom October 4th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    At least Alex gets the runs in. Tex on the other hand has been a complete BUM. now is the time…

  1113. blake October 4th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Hey got the run in….that’ll work. Alex is either just missing these pitches or he’s just not driving them….he’s not getting into it with his legs like he usually does…..but a productive AB and he’s playing good D

  1114. JM October 4th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Big run….GJ Arod

  1115. Benny Blanco October 4th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    should be 2-0

  1116. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Iasonya, doing his best Jerry Davis impersonation here.

  1117. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 4th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    here comes the pop out king !

    well that is OK, we got the deuce I was looking for….

  1118. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    One m,ore run would be huge here..

  1119. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Good job Alex!!!!!!

    They called that 1st pitch a strike to set the tone in the AB, so Alex would have to swing at inside pitches. Basically, Alex cant win if thats going to happen.

    The Tigers are busting him in and if theyre calling it strikes, then theres not much he can do.

    THAT FIRST PITCH Was a ball all game long. Now the umpire is turning on the cheat mode.

  1120. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    If this series goes 5, I think Arod is going to do something special. He’s looking better and better.

  1121. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    This strike zone is a joke. Porcello is getting a free strike on almost every batter.

  1122. blake October 4th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    now would be a great time for Tex to contribute something.

  1123. syd_cash October 4th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    would be nice to get another run here

  1124. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Now do you see what I mean about how this had to play out, Tiger Fan?

    Tiger Fan???

    Tiger Fan?????

    :D

    by the gods

  1125. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 4th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    that first pitch is only a strike to a Yankee batter….ALL DAMN NIGHT !

  1126. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Come on Yanks, add to the hurt. Take this game out of the umpire’s hands.

  1127. Cody Ransom October 4th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    STOP BEING A BUM TEX AND PLEASE GET ONE SINGLE HIT

  1128. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    blake October 4th, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Hey got the run in….that’ll work. Alex is either just missing these pitches or he’s just not driving them….he’s not getting into it with his legs like he usually does…..but a productive AB and he’s playing good D
    =

    It seems ot me that he’s having pretty good ABs. I think that it’s just a matter of time for him.

  1129. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Come on Tex, need more runs.

  1130. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 4th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    and now this crappy pitcher can live on the outside of the plate as Blue has assured him he WILL get the call there…..FUDGE !

  1131. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Damn Tex

  1132. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Mark is pathetic.

  1133. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Be Smart now Joe, be smart

  1134. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Tex, you’re killing me.

  1135. Mike in Harrisburg October 4th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    not a strike!

  1136. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Rough call but up 3!

  1137. nhyankeefan October 4th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Tex is so disappointing and frustrating to watch

  1138. Bx is Burning October 4th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Damn. Coulda run that kid out there.

  1139. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    He’s been calling that pitch up all game. Have to adjust.

  1140. Cody Ransom October 4th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    TEX IS THE ABSOLUTE WORST. I SWEAR TO GOD I DO NOT WANT TO SEE HIM ON THE F****ING TEAM NEXT YEAR.

  1141. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    screw you Teix. Seriously.
    Let’s have another shutdown inning A.J. We know you can do it! We know you WILL do it!

  1142. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    “If this series goes 5, I think Arod is going to do something special. He’s looking better and better”

    I agree. And he’s getting more respect on TBS than he is here – or at least understanding of why he isn’t on right now.

  1143. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Tex is losing the goodwill he had from me now…..

  1144. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Top of the zone again !

  1145. syd_cash October 4th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    ridiculous call!! these series has had the worse umps I’ve ever seen

  1146. Pat M. October 4th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Man that’s a high ceiling zone

  1147. blackaccord October 4th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    That was a fast ball up in the zone.. what else was Tex expecting there to take that pitch?

  1148. P October 4th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Tex is a BUM!!!!!!!!!!!!! enough already with this guy. send him packing please !!!

  1149. blake October 4th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    of course Tex strikes out…..great inning though regardless.

  1150. Cody Ransom October 4th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    F YOU TEXIERA!!!!!!!!!!

  1151. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Oh, Tex, at least you went down like a man, ooops, my bad no you didn’t.. At least you got that clutch HBP earlier.

  1152. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    A strike out and not one an actual strike. Where is the protest on this crap? Enough is enough with the umpires calling the games this way.

  1153. qiantom October 4th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Why haven’t they figured out that the 2-seamer is gonna come back over the plate? Dumb?

  1154. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 4th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    another putout by the man behind the plate….JACK@$$ !

  1155. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    I said before the game that Posada should be batting 5th behind Arod. He and Gardner are their hottest hitters in this series. Why would you leave an automatic out there??

  1156. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Teix :(

    Praying for a 1-2-3 inning for AJ. Bring the hook!

  1157. ConcernedCitizen October 4th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Not that I’m complaining about the ump, but I had to smirk that not a single pitch thrown during Tex’s at bat was inside TBS’s pitchtrax.

  1158. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    alright, we could have blown the game open… but scoring 2 runs right after they got on the board is huge. Now its time for the pitching to get us to the sixth inning. Sori, drob, mo can pitch the final four innings.

  1159. ac1 October 4th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    alex is making contact.
    there should be real thought to benching tex in game five and let chavez start…

  1160. luis October 4th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Two more runs, that’s a little more breathing room for AJ

  1161. comet October 4th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Looks to me that the up has a very big strike zone for Porcello. What about it?

  1162. Cody Ransom October 4th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Mark Teixiera in 2009 Playoffs:
    .136 B.A.

    Mark Teixiera in 2010 Playoffs:
    .154

    Mark Teixiera in 2011 Playoffs:
    .091

  1163. YankeeRay October 4th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Cmon Tex hes been throwing the same pitch all night. How do you back away? Stay in there and if it hits you so be it. Terrible at nat.

    The umpiring stinks so bad.

  1164. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    The strike zone was fair until this inning. He made a decision that this was the key point and he had to limit the damage.

    Trisha, stay focused.

  1165. BBFan October 4th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Today, Smolz is giving lot of praise to Yankees.
    Yesterday, TBS switchboard must have been swamped their managment told him stop that Tigers bias.

  1166. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Well, at least they bought AJ another inning and a chance at getting the win.

  1167. Daniel in Toronto October 4th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    I wonder if when Joe Girardi forces his wife to roleplay by squaring around to bunt as a way to get him aroused.

  1168. Cody Ransom October 4th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    F YOU TEX!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1169. P October 4th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Cody Ransom October 4th, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    TEX IS THE ABSOLUTE WORST. I SWEAR TO GOD I DO NOT WANT TO SEE HIM ON THE F****ING TEAM NEXT YEAR.
    =============================
    I so wish he’d wave his no trade!

  1170. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    You can only blame that high call on the ump so many times, then as a hitter you must adjust and realize he’s calling the ball up there. Porcello is a sinker guy, that’s a very hittable pitch at the letters. Swing the damn bat Tex

  1171. blake October 4th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    I think that pitch is a strike…..it’s a sinker up in the zone which normally comes attached with a hit me sign.

  1172. RadioKev October 4th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Our batters just can’t do anything with that high sinker. The movement and the height just makes it unhittable. Porcello cannot get those pitches.

  1173. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Remember that what Tex isn’t doing at the plate, he is more than making up for in the field. Be thankful for small mercies. Glass half full, not half empty.

    Okay, now I’ll duck. :)

  1174. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    would you guys stay positive? That same pitch has gotten a lot of our guys out tonight. We scored 2 runs. Were up 4-1. stay positive.

  1175. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Get AJ through this inning and then go to the pen would be ideal here. But pull him at first sign if trouble.

  1176. PittsburghYankeeFan October 4th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    This is it, Joe. your lineup gave you 4 runs. You have the best BP in the league. What are you going to do?

  1177. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Come on AJ. Keep it going. You can do it!

  1178. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    BBFan October 4th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    Today, Smolz is giving lot of praise to Yankees.
    Yesterday, TBS switchboard must have been swamped their managment told him stop that Tigers bias.
    ====

    They’re just promoing the game, and trying to keep folks interested. The Yanks are in trouble, so the announcers are talking up the Yankees.

  1179. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Swish and Tex are so lost it’s not even funny. Too bad we couldn’t see Jones in RF, Posada at 1st base and Montero DH. Every at bat by those 2 are a total waste.

  1180. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 4th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    our 3-6 hitters…..Oh for 8…..nice job!

  1181. blake October 4th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    I don’t think you can bench Teixera…..he’s too good defensively and he’s not this bad. You just have to hope he’ll come out of this at some point and warm up.

  1182. qiantom October 4th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Tex should bat 9th in the playoffs. He deserves it.

  1183. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 10:08 pm
    You can only blame that high call on the ump so many times, then as a hitter you must adjust and realize he’s calling the ball up there. Porcello is a sinker guy, that’s a very hittable pitch at the letters. Swing the damn bat Tex
    ————————–

    Agree 100%. It’s a borderline pitch but it’s obvious by now that the ump is calling it a strike. Have to adjust to that.

  1184. JM October 4th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Shutdown inning AJ, get the bats back out there….

  1185. Daniel in Toronto October 4th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    I wonder if when Joe Girardi forces his wife to roleplay by squaring around to bunt as a way to get him aroused.

    Repeating myself for emphasis.

  1186. yankeenate October 4th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Your killing us Tex. Brutal

  1187. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Schill, I am back to focus. Thanks for the reminder. You’re right.

    Hope AJ can finish out this inning so he can win the game.

  1188. Cody Ransom October 4th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    P October 4th, 2011 at 10:08 pm

    I so wish he’d wave his no trade!

    ————-

    The guy is seriously Giambi part 2.. but at least Giambi hit in the playoffs from time to time. Both years before Tex got here he batted over 300.. he is GARBAGE now.

  1189. BBFan October 4th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Burnett is at 61 pitches after 4 innings.
    That is pretty economical for him, especially after that first inning.

  1190. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Just don’t lose with AJ on the mound thats all I ask

  1191. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 10:10 pm

    Get Wade up.

  1192. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    TEX IS GREAT!!!

  1193. Benny Blanco October 4th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    DP!!!! YEAH!!!!

  1194. Kelvin October 4th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Like I said all day believe in Burnett lets go Yankees

  1195. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    SWEEEET~

  1196. blackaccord October 4th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    atleast tex saved an out there..

  1197. Dj October 4th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    At least Tex’s D is still good, nice pick at first for the DP!

  1198. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    hey, that awful tex just made a amazing play at first. How about that? Trish you were spot on. Glass half full.

  1199. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Damn, nice save by Teix.

  1200. Nick in SF October 4th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Tex you bum, except for that play and others like it. :mad:

  1201. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    DP!!!!! 2 outs… 1 more to go!!!

    Teix on the D even though his O is awful

  1202. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    That was a nice hit by AJax.

  1203. blake October 4th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    See right there….that’s why Tex has to play. Huge DP….what the heck Jete.

  1204. randy l. October 4th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    “.but a productive AB and he’s playing good D”

    blake-

    it’s a good sign alex got two walks last night.

    seeing the ball is the first step in hitting the ball.

    he’s playing good D too.

    wow, good play by that defensive whiz teixeira!!!

  1205. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    We dont have anyone up in the bullpen. This is the inning, guys. If AJ can work out of this inning unscathed………………………

    And this fxxking f….got Derek Jeter gunned the ball into the ground. He cost us Game 2 with his error, and he nearly cost us last inning with his bunt

  1206. JobaTipsHisCap October 4th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Whats wrong with jeter? His throw stinks

  1207. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Huge DP.

    Awful Jeter. WTF is up with your horrible throwing.

  1208. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Tex making up for all those outs right there..

  1209. syd_cash October 4th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    good job AJ and Tex…:)

  1210. qiantom October 4th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    OK, Tex showing his value as a defensive replacement.

  1211. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    I’m not too upset with ARod. He’s not playing at 100% and he has 3 RBI. Teixiera on the other hand has been abysmal. I don’t know where we would be without his 39 HR and 111RBI, but he has really been disappointing in the postseason. I mean…god.
    GO AJ WITH THE DP!

  1212. Cody Ransom October 4th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    WOW TEX.. YOU ACTUALLY CAUGHT THE BALL.. TOO BAD YOU ARE BLIND AT THE PLATE AND FING SUCK.

  1213. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    cue, bullpen. Damn Jeter, routine play. I guess he’s just trying to get Tex some praise by picking that throw.

  1214. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Big DP….

  1215. luis October 4th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Tex just made out for his plate appearance, great play

  1216. Pat M. October 4th, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    LGY…..I still think Chavez was the right call….Tyler I respect your opinion simply because you had the gonads and smarts to explain why you didn’t care for the sac…..Most here just pop off after the fact without any reasoning why…..Tin Cup, Smoltz still a very angry Brave and then you factor in that The Yanks grove to to the NL……Great pick Tex

  1217. RadioKev October 4th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    This is awesome.

  1218. Benny Blanco October 4th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    GOOD JOB AJ!!!!!!

  1219. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Good job, good good AJ!

  1220. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    I would have signed up for 5 innings of 1 run ball from Aj regardless of how many runs we would have scored. This is the absolute perfect situation.

  1221. JobaTipsHisCap October 4th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Send him for next inning

  1222. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Burnett: 5IP, 1 ER. Who would have guessed.

  1223. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    How does he not get the inside call when it was called on A-Rod.

    Great comeback for AJ. 5 innings 1 run, you can’t ask for more than that.

  1224. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    That 1st pitch shouldve been a strike.

    And AJ just gave a motion to the umpire, that fxxking scumbag umpire.

    Good job AJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1225. blake October 4th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    AJ!!!!!

  1226. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Yes!!! The double play really saved him there. Great scoop by Tex.

  1227. P October 4th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    woah jeter ………. sheesh what kinda throw was that…….

    AJ is stepping up HUGEEEE

  1228. blackaccord October 4th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    thru 5 now… batter to batter for AJ from here on…

  1229. Brappy55 October 4th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    If that’s it for AJ, what else can we say – the man did his job and did it well.

  1230. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!!

    So many posters had the feeling AJ would have a great game tonight. So far, they’re all right!

  1231. mick October 4th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    that inning could have been a disaster
    everything else is gravy foe aj

  1232. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Nice quick inning….get DRob ready….let him go a few if needed

  1233. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    SWEET! DP.

    Trisha, I am always grateful for Teixeira’s glove and defense play. Just really frustrated by how bad he has been with his bat. Not what you want from a first baseman. Love his power, but he just disappears too often. All or nothing with him is hurting the lineup.

  1234. hman23 October 4th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Take a look at the PitchFX Tool on Brooksbasball.net for the last inning.

    Brutal strike calls against ARod and Tex.

    Nice shutdown inning by AJ there.

    Exactly what we needed. A five pitch inning after getting two runs. Now time to tack on some more.

  1235. Cody Ransom October 4th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    AJ coming up big once again.. guy is making up for the entire season tonight. Lots of guts AJ.. tons.

  1236. RadioKev October 4th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Cody Ransom October 4th, 2011 at 10:11 pm
    WOW TEX.. YOU ACTUALLY CAUGHT THE BALL.. TOO BAD YOU ARE BLIND AT THE PLATE AND FING SUCK.
    ——–

    Please find me a hitter who can hit a ball that high with that amount of break.

  1237. Nick in SF October 4th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    The gambling and baseball gods set this moment up to test me.

    They wouldn’t let AJ get his 12th win and cover the over-11.5 wins bet to test my faith in him.

    But he will get the win tonight.

  1238. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    AJ is overcoming the ump… Keeping his head in the game…

  1239. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Nicely done, AJ, nicely done.

    This guy really sacked up big time tonight. He deserves a win. Let’s make it a no-doubter.

  1240. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    In order to win tonight, its going to take a complete team effort. If guys cant get the big hit, they can make up for it with great D. The pen is going to have to be in beast mode tonight. we are 12 outs away from winning this game… mo might be getting 6 of those out.

  1241. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Lockdown, how you ask???? Because their is a league wide conspiracy against the Yankees.

    How did the game get called fairly for both sides until this inning?? Because we had a chance to add on to our lead and possibly bust the game open.

    So the umpires stepped in to throttle our opportunity

  1242. Cody Ransom October 4th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    RadioKev October 4th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Please find me a hitter who can hit a ball that high with that amount of break.
    ___

    Mark Teixiera in 2009 Playoffs:
    .136 B.A.

    Mark Teixiera in 2010 Playoffs:
    .154

    Mark Teixiera in 2011 Playoffs:
    .091

  1243. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    What is up with Jeter’s throwing?

    That was almost a disaster again with Miggy looming.

  1244. randy l. October 4th, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    “See right there….that’s why Tex has to play. Huge DP….what the heck Jete.”

    blake-

    yeah i’m thinking posada doesn’t make that play at first.

    hey, you watch AJ bounce as many pitches as he does like jeter has to and it gets in your head :)

  1245. JM October 4th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    AJ!!!!! Great job!!!

  1246. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    “WOW TEX.. YOU ACTUALLY CAUGHT THE BALL.. TOO BAD YOU ARE BLIND AT THE PLATE AND FING SUCK.”

    :roll:

  1247. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    The results are all that count. Jeter’s error only cost us one unearned run, not the game.

  1248. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    What I liked about that last inning was AJ pitched brilliantly even though Jackson got on. That is a real big positive.

    The other point about AJ’s pitching tonight is he didn’t let the HR throw him, as he has in the past.

    Through 5, everything else he does is gravy.

  1249. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    I still have the ‘pen ready during the 6th in case he implodes but so far so good from Andrew James.

  1250. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Come on Swishbag.

  1251. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Time for a SWISH deal

  1252. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    Was he jawing with the ump? Was it about the K zone or was it about him falling? Inquiry minds wanna know. :lol:

  1253. mick October 4th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    this is swish time…

  1254. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Wow, two close pitches go our way!

  1255. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    The great thing about post season baseball is, one big hit later in this game, or in game 5, and it could turn EVERYTHING around. I would love to see us be a bit agressive here if we get a runner on . Maybe a little hit n run. Keep the pressure on the defense.

  1256. Brappy55 October 4th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Nick is ahead 0-2…odds he swings at garbage?

  1257. Daniel in Toronto October 4th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Cody Ransom (PLEASE READ),

    How is Teixeira equal to Giambi?

    In Giambi’s age 31-35 years with us, his WAR was: 7.3, 4.6, -0.2 (half year, injured), 4.3 and 3.3.

    In Teixeira’s age 29-31 years with us (which you would think would be his prime), his WAR was: 5.9, 4.1, 2.4.

    He is nowhere near the player Giambi was, and that’s comparing them in a time period that should be FAVORABLE to Teixeira because he was younger.

  1258. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Joey binder can’t F up the 6th inning like he has the last 2 days. You got 5 innings from AJ don’t try for 3 more outs if he doesn’t look good in the 6th. Girardi always tries to push AJ through an extra inning. He has to make good pitches to Cabrera and VMart.

  1259. Cody Ransom October 4th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:14 pm

    “WOW TEX.. YOU ACTUALLY CAUGHT THE BALL.. TOO BAD YOU ARE BLIND AT THE PLATE AND FING SUCK.”

    :roll:
    ____________

    yeah, roll your eyes because you have no arguement towards his poor play in the offseason. defend this:

    Mark Teixiera in 2009 Playoffs:
    .136 B.A.

    Mark Teixiera in 2010 Playoffs:
    .154

    Mark Teixiera in 2011 Playoffs:
    .091

    waiting on some stats from you….

  1260. RadioKev October 4th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Time to KO Porcello this inning.

  1261. BBFan October 4th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    In general A-Rod’s at bats have been good. His timing coming back and then he will be a monster.

    I was concerned about his knee but he is moving great in the field so the knee should be ok, It is just timing.

  1262. PittsburghYankeeFan October 4th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    So binder Joe will do the following:

    AJ to Cabrera.
    Logan to Martinez.
    Wade to Kelly.

  1263. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Swish can’t lay off the 2-0 pitch.

  1264. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Whiffer at .154, 3rd straight invisible postseason….time to decline the $10 million option…

  1265. Bret The Hitman October 4th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    AJ Burnett. Say what you want about him but in the rare instances where he’s right, he’s got big game stuff. This is his second huge postseason performance for the Yankees. I’m very happy for him. He has really struggled these past two years but maybe he’s finally opened up to coaching and trusting his catcher. This team needs him big time.

  1266. yanks 27 October 4th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    We have a 3 run lead… I’d let AJ go another inning.

    Then Wade-Robertson-Rivera

    Don’t think you can take a chance of Soriano tonight

  1267. JM October 4th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    I send AJ out for the 6th, with a very short leash….

  1268. blake October 4th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Randy,

    Yea…..as much as Tex is struggling he’s a guy you have to stick with because he makes the entire infield defense better.

  1269. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    “The gambling and baseball gods set this moment up to test me.

    They wouldn’t let AJ get his 12th win and cover the over-11.5 wins bet to test my faith in him.

    But he will get the win tonight.”

    Nick, what does that mean in English?

  1270. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Swisher, you’ve sucked this entire series. I give you a pass there though, good play by Santiago.

  1271. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    You think that K-Long or somebody would have talked to Swish about trying to swing for the fences on 2-0….

  1272. JobaTipsHisCap October 4th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Tbs is happy switch didn’t get a hit

  1273. luis October 4th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Swish hit a little better there, bad luck

  1274. Benny Blanco October 4th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    sports JC16

    ” Tex simply can’t hit LH or int he PS. He flies under the radar because the NY media is busy crushing Arod. Another awful AB.” # Yankees

    6 minutes ago………

  1275. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    hman23 October 4th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    Take a look at the PitchFX Tool on Brooksbasball.net for the last inning.

    Brutal strike calls against ARod and Tex.

    ++++++++

    It is this issue that I think needs to be called out on these umpires. After every game they should show the “report” of called strikes vs. where the balls actually are. It might get the umpires to improve their calling.

  1276. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    could we bring in drob in the bottom of the 6th to get their keys guys out? possibly then use him in the 7th… if not use soriano in the 7th and mo in the final two.

  1277. igotid88 October 4th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    I hate when i hit submit and nothing happens

  1278. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Of course Swish swings out of his shoes at ball 3

  1279. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 10:13 pm
    Lockdown, how you ask???? Because their is a league wide conspiracy against the Yankees.

    How did the game get called fairly for both sides until this inning?? Because we had a chance to add on to our lead and possibly bust the game open.

    So the umpires stepped in to throttle our opportunity
    —-

    I think you’re on to something. Because he got the inside before, I think? But the one to A-rod was even more inside.

  1280. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Swisher looking as lost at the plate as Rosie O’Donnell in the health food isle.

  1281. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    I can’t complain about that last AB by Swish. That was his best one so far this postseason. It would be huge if he startted hittingl.

  1282. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Bret, I have nothing but good to say about AJ. Always have.

  1283. Kelvin October 4th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Yeah Trisha I said it since 8am I was cautiously optimistic of today’s outcome i believe in Burnett

  1284. JM October 4th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Another run would be huge

  1285. blake October 4th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Yes….send AJ out for the 6th and have DRob on call.

  1286. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Swisher looking as lost at the plate as Rosie O’Donnell in the health food isle.
    —-

    LOL!

  1287. blake October 4th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    3 runs isn’t enough…..they need to keep hitting.

  1288. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    This is the inn. A J will be tested. I’m sure Girardi will let him continue.

  1289. ac1 October 4th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    AJ can start the 6th with 3 run lead, but first base runner, go to the pen….

  1290. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    They’re hitting Porcello. The balls are just landing in inauspicious places.

  1291. Kelvin October 4th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    My predicted stat line was 7 innings 6ks 4bb 2 runs or something like that lol

  1292. blackaccord October 4th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    middle of the lineup is still 0-7 today with a sac fly and hbp…

  1293. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    If Cabrera gets on base I think Girardi has to pull him

  1294. yanks 27 October 4th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    “Swisher looking as lost at the plate as Rosie O’Donnell in the health food isle.”

    LMAO

  1295. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    let AJ start the inning, 1st sign of trouble, walk or hit, have DRob ready to go. I’m sorry but I do NOT trust Soriano at all in this game.

  1296. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    Porcello has been hanging tough on the tightrope.

  1297. Pat M. October 4th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    LGY….Man once you rag on a guy you just don’t let up regardless…..You’re a live in the minute type guy….I don’t remember you always being like this…..What gives ????

  1298. ac1 October 4th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    a bunch of martin’s hits the last two days are homeruns at YS.

  1299. Nick in SF October 4th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    It means that I gambled money that AJ would get over 11.5 wins for the season and I LOST because he only got 11 wins.

    But winning this game is more important than that and will trump previous disappointments.

  1300. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    This coming half inning may well be the entire season for us……

  1301. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    If anyone gets on base pull AJ.

    If not, you are asking for a Bengie Molina moment.

  1302. RadioKev October 4th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    This is the big inning for AJ. Get this one and we’re in the home stretch. Girardi has to have Wade up and ready for the hook. Lock this win down.

  1303. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Kelvin, he’s been great. If he can take care of this part of the lineup, he’s more than done his job – if he comes back out for the 6th.

  1304. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Bret The Hitman October 4th, 2011 at 10:16 pm

    AJ Burnett. Say what you want about him but in the rare instances where he’s right, he’s got big game stuff. This is his second huge postseason performance for the Yankees. I’m very happy for him. He has really struggled these past two years but maybe he’s finally opened up to coaching and trusting his catcher. This team needs him big time.
    —–

    I think that last disaster game in August where Girardi let him pitch out his demons was the breaking point for him & allowed to make major adjustments with his arm slot.

  1305. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:18 pm

    They’re hitting Porcello. The balls are just landing in inauspicious places.

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

    As in Tiger gloves ?

  1306. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Imagine what would happen if ONE of Swisher, A-Rod, or Teix started to hit. We’d win every game. lol

  1307. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    This is where the manager needs to make a tough decision. Soriano for 1, Robertson for 1, Mariano for 2 innings. AJ has pitched well, but get him out of there.

    And really, it’s not that tough a decision. Because nobody could question him getting AJ out of there now, given AJ’s predilection

  1308. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    It’s amazing that the Yanks only have 4 runs. Porcello isn’t throwing the ball well at all and doesn’t have that good sink. But the easy outs up with guys on base is definitely helping him.

  1309. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    Keep baserunners off. Solo shots don’t hurt.

    Pitch to Miggy here.

  1310. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    blake October 4th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    Yes….send AJ out for the 6th and have DRob on call.

    Yup, batter to batter.

  1311. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 4th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    no way you bring in Soriano for the 7th AUTOMATICALLY, unless he is on the SHORTEST of leashes and D-Rob can come in at the drop of a dime…

  1312. syd_cash October 4th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    I’m impressed with AJ keeping cool despite not getting some calls. let him start 6th

  1313. blake October 4th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Come on AJ!

  1314. hardwired7 October 4th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    “I hate when i hit submit and nothing happens”

    That’s what she said.

  1315. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    can’t let this slip away. so close…

  1316. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    12 til 5

  1317. randy l. October 4th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    short leash with AJ

  1318. jacksquat October 4th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    Key inning here

  1319. luis October 4th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Mine was 6 inning one run

  1320. P October 4th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    nobody is doubting Tex’s great defense…… its his offense that is horrible and unacceptable. un 3 post seasons hes been beyond awful,

    all i can think is he cant take the pressure.

  1321. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Come on AJ! We believe in you!!!

  1322. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    C’mon AJ.

  1323. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Ohhhh, now I get it. Wow Nick, so close.

    And you’re a great Yankee fan, of course.

    I lost my $50 bet on Jeter hitting 300, but I lost it to Brian Sux Fan. Not even a fair game!

    :)

  1324. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    This is a big inning AJ has to locate. Please no meatballs!!!

  1325. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    AJ knows that a good outing/postseason washes away all of his other struggles this year.

  1326. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Where’s that pitch??????????????

    This is the inning, folks, if he manages through this one unscathed, we’ve go tthis!

  1327. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    12 outs

  1328. qiantom October 4th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    Pour in the strikes.

  1329. blake October 4th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    I’m not sure if I would have more confidence in Soriano than AJ

  1330. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    LGY….Man once you rag on a guy you just don’t let up regardless…..You’re a live in the minute type guy….I don’t remember you always being like this…..What gives ????

    ——

    You’re are telling people for three days to learn baseball when they don’t agree with you and your annoyed that I rag on people?

  1331. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    AJ is getting a little too much of the plate. Now a curveball!!!

  1332. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    C’mon TBS show the bullpen, who is up?

  1333. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Don Vito A. Bellamo October 4th, 2011 at 10:21 pm

    no way you bring in Soriano for the 7th AUTOMATICALLY, unless he is on the SHORTEST of leashes and D-Rob can come in at the drop of a dime…
    ==========

    I’d rahter tyr my luck with the AJ, with the way that he’s been pitching tonight. Soriano is no sure thing.

  1334. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Go after him!!! Go Go Go ! Go A.J.!

  1335. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    I keep thinking about the dancing clown saying they would be celebrating tonight and the game would not go back to NY.

    COME ONE AJ!!!!! KILL ‘EM!!!

  1336. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Soriano warming.

  1337. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Feinsand says, sori is up in the pen

  1338. Bronx Jeers October 4th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    short leash with AJ

    ——————————

    4 most used words in the English language today.

  1339. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Don’t throw a meatball!!!!

  1340. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Big pitch !

  1341. JobaTipsHisCap October 4th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Get him out

  1342. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    HUGE OUT

  1343. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Whew…?.

  1344. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    11 outs

  1345. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    This inning will determine our season!!
    COME ON AJ!!!
    YEAH!!! YEAH!!!!

    HUGE BREAK!!!!!

  1346. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Nice job A.J. Went right after him, made him hit it. Jeter caught it. Awesome work.

  1347. kd October 4th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    wow. jeter was in the perfect place or that’s a double

  1348. luis October 4th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    JETER!!!

  1349. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Thank you BABIP Gods.

  1350. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Atta boy, AJ.

  1351. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Boy it feels like lady luck is with us tonight.

  1352. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Wow, luck be a Jeter !

  1353. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Two more, AJ…

  1354. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Jeter flashing the glove there!

  1355. blackaccord October 4th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    great pitching sequence to Cabrera there..

  1356. Cody Ransom October 4th, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    P October 4th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    nobody is doubting Tex’s great defense…… its his offense that is horrible and unacceptable. un 3 post seasons hes been beyond awful,

    all i can think is he cant take the pressure.
    ___________

    exactly. and he cannot hit good pitching.. it’s very rare he gets a hold of one against great pitching

  1357. blake October 4th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    beautiful. 3-2 breaking ball and he got lucky. I’d much rather him throw a strike there than walk him with a 3 run lead.

  1358. kd October 4th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    gotta admit, really glad vmart is no longer on the red sox. he is a damn good hitter

  1359. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    blake October 4th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    I’m not sure if I would have more confidence in Soriano than AJ

    —-

    Hopefully SO got all the bad stuff out :?

  1360. P October 4th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    if AJ gets out this inning quik.. im staying with him instead of Soriano.

  1361. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Girardi can’t push his luck with AJ. Let’s go AJ empty the tank here!!

  1362. syd_cash October 4th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    nice play by Jeter

  1363. blake October 4th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    with a 3 run lead even Miguel Cabrera has a 65% chance of getting out when he hits the ball….no walks

  1364. Kelvin October 4th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Trisha it is fate we are destined to win lol

  1365. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    This is the guy that got you AJ!

    Sit him down AJ!!!

  1366. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Tip the cap to yankee says smoltz

  1367. Triple Short of a Cycle October 4th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Must be an important meeting at Red Robin HQ for him to be missing such a big game

  1368. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Any out of Cabrera regardless of how hard he hits it is a huge win. Great pitching by AJ that at bat.

  1369. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    10 outs

  1370. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Come A.J. Woooo! ONE MORE OUT!

  1371. JobaTipsHisCap October 4th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Do u send aj for 7th if he doesn’t give up a run here?
    I would

  1372. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    One more.

  1373. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    2 away! this is unreal…. AJ is pitching one hell of a game.

  1374. hardwired7 October 4th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    This is like he used to look against the Yanks.

  1375. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    IF Soriano comes in, just root for him. Please don’t start with the stupid stuff. He had some great innings and helped the Yanks to get here.

    Please, I’m asking you nicely.

    :(

  1376. ac1 October 4th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Getting way more than expected from AJ tonight…..

  1377. blake October 4th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    AJ awesome pitching this inning.

  1378. RadioKev October 4th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    And now the question is: Do you leave Burnett on for the 7th?

    Assuming he finishes this inning cleanly, yeah, you do. Have Soriano ready, and let Burnett keep rolling.

  1379. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    1 more out AJ!!! 1 more out!!!!!!

  1380. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    That play by Grandy was a big play.

  1381. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Gotta get kelly out… he is their worst hitter.

  1382. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Oh my, one more here AJ, and I will take every bad word I’ve ever spoken about you back. But only until your next start, then all bets are off.

  1383. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Must be an important meeting at Red Robin HQ for him to be missing such a big game
    —-
    He was already here. He’s doing his research to post…except that we aren’t going to lose another game this series.
    …Either that or he’s away researching how to spell ‘Inge’ and ‘Tigers’ in the dictionary.

  1384. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Bring Sori in.

  1385. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    RadioKev October 4th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    And now the question is: Do you leave Burnett on for the 7th?

    Assuming he finishes this inning cleanly, yeah, you do. Have Soriano ready, and let Burnett keep rolling.
    ++++
    At that point you can go batter to batter, depending on what happens now.

  1386. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    One more batter…..

  1387. Jerkface October 4th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Take AJ out.

  1388. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    Lets take him out one batter too early instead of one batter too late here.

  1389. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    I would pull him now. I think he is getting tired and he hasn’t ptiched in what 2 weeks? I hate when he throws a meatball when he falls behind.

  1390. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    “Must be an important meeting at Red Robin HQ for him to be missing such a big game”

    :D

    AJ will finish this inning, as long as he gets the next out.

  1391. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 4th, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    one more batter?

  1392. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    damn… gets miggy and vmart out then gives up a hit to kelly.

  1393. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    You cant possibly bring in Boone Logan. Avila is coming in next, so Boone is up for him. This is a joke. AJ has pitched too well for Joe to ruin this

  1394. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Damn… I wanted him to finish the inning… But he pitched well….

  1395. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    I think he leaves him in.

  1396. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Boone Logan?

    GTFO.

    Sori. DRob, Mo the rest of the way.

  1397. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Maybe this won’t last very long
    But you feel so right
    And I could be wrong
    Maybe I’ve been hoping too hard
    But I’ve gone this far
    And it’s more than I hoped for

    Who knows how much further we’ll go on
    Maybe I’ll be sorry when you’re gone
    I’ll take my chances
    I forgot how nice romance is
    I haven’t been there for the longest time

  1398. P October 4th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    what he’s taking him out ?????????????????????

  1399. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Never thought I’d say this tonight, but GREAT JOB A J !!!

  1400. Brappy55 October 4th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    NICE JOB AJ!!!!!!

  1401. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    AJ looks like he just save the season. Guess what, folks…This start of his is literally worth his $16-million salary this year.

  1402. Benny Blanco October 4th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    good job AJ!!! Thanks for proving haters wrong!!!!

  1403. Nick in SF October 4th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    AJ: “This leash demeans us both.”

    http://daddytypes.com/archive/.....s_both.jpg

  1404. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Not liking this.

  1405. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    *standing ovation for A.J*

  1406. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Uh oh. Okay, whatever.

  1407. Triple Short of a Cycle October 4th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Joe finally picked the right time to life a starter

  1408. RadioKev October 4th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Well. Girardi is either making a ridiculous move, or just the right move.

  1409. blake October 4th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    I would have left him with 2 outs. Great job AJ! very very good

  1410. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    Girardi out? I think I agree with this though, no sense letting this good outing turn on a dime.

  1411. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    This better be Wade and not Smiley.

  1412. YankeeRay October 4th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    No lose move for Girardi. Great job AJ.

  1413. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Best performance of the year from a yankee pitcher goes to AJ burnett in a elmination game in the playoffs.

  1414. Dj October 4th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Great job, AJ!! Come on, bullpen, shut them down the rest of the way!

  1415. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Nick in SF October 4th, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    AJ: “This leash demeans us both.”

    http://daddytypes.com/archive/…..s_both.jpg
    ====

    LMAO!

  1416. joeman October 4th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Sori scares me….

  1417. ac1 October 4th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Thank you AJ!!!!

    Kept us in the game, didnt give the lead back, and made it into the 6th.

    Good enough!

  1418. PittsburghYankeeFan October 4th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Right move.

  1419. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    OK, cannot argue with that. I would have let him go one more, but better one batter to early than one batter to late.

  1420. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Outstanding managing by Joe. I think AJ could’ve went one more but totally not worth it.

  1421. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Great job, AJ.

  1422. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    This is a good move. I think he is getting tired and you don’t want to be 1 batter too late like Girardi has been the last 2 nights.

  1423. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    AJ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Your teammate are on their feet AJ, and theyre on their feet for you!!!!!!

  1424. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    I just gave him a standing O and have some tears of appreciation in my eyes.

    I SALUTE YOU AJ!!!!!! YANKEE HERO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1425. P October 4th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    AJ earned another batter… man I hope this move doesnt backfire on Girardi.

  1426. BBFan October 4th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    If we make it to the ALCS, AJ earned the third start behind CC and Nova.

  1427. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Nobody can say that AJ never pitched a pressure game for the Yankees. This game & game 2 WS. He picked up CC both times.

    Now if only he can bring this throughout the entire year of 2012! :D

  1428. Cody Ransom October 4th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    AJ pitched better than CC and Freddy.. am I dreaming?

  1429. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    It’s amazing the difference between AJ being ahead versus behind in the count. That really is the key for him. Fantastic outing!!

  1430. JM October 4th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Would have left AJ in for one more….

  1431. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Radio Kev, way to out on a limb there. lol

  1432. hardwired7 October 4th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Just earned a big chunk of his contract for this season right there.

  1433. syd_cash October 4th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    AJ has out pitched the whole team ‘cept Nova….way for him to step up. Standing O for Allen James, i knew he could do it. :D

    Rest is up to the pen

  1434. igotid88 October 4th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    AJ not exactly pitching well. But he’s gotten by so far.

  1435. Kelvin October 4th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    That’s team effort, everyone showing Burnett a lil appreciation. I love my yanks

  1436. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Oh wait, was Wade not up?

  1437. umbrelladoc October 4th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Girardi makes the right call. Gods of BABIP were smiling. Sori for one batter, I think.

  1438. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Definitely the right move. Lets try a different scene to an AJ movie start.

    Get him out before he blows it.

    Awesome Awesome job by AJ though.

  1439. jacksquat October 4th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Not liking this either, what does joe have planned…

  1440. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    This is the right move. AJ pitched too well. Get him out of there before a 2 run homer happens. We have one of the best 1-2-3 combos in the bullpen, use them

  1441. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 4th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    yes…having Soriano get more than 3 outs last time worked out SO WELL….we’ll do it again, RIGHT ? IDIOT JOE?

  1442. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 10:30 pm

    Come on Boone. Go Get ‘em.

  1443. P October 4th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    Best performance of the year from a yankee pitcher goes to AJ burnett in a elmination game in the playoffs.
    ==========================================

    yup !

  1444. randy l. October 4th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    good move.

    aj has imploded so many times after a good start this is the right move.

    i agree with blake . have robertson ready to come in right away if necessary.

  1445. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Check that, Soriano, not Boone.

  1446. P October 4th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    OMG CURTIS @!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1447. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Grandy Man!!!!!!!!!! Hurt?

  1448. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Granderson!!!

  1449. jmv October 4th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Thank you, AJ.. Great Job

  1450. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    If this series goes back to NYC, AJ deserves a call out from the bleacher creatures.

  1451. Bronx Jeers October 4th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    It’s hard to say I actually want AJ to stay in the game but uou can’t really fault the reasoning.

    Holy shiit!!!

  1452. blackaccord October 4th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    MVPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP

  1453. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    WOW !!!

  1454. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    OH

    MY

    GOD!!!!!

  1455. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    OH boy

  1456. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    What a hell of a catch. Hope Grandy is okay.

  1457. Benny Blanco October 4th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    CURTIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1458. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Anything AJ gave after 5 was gravy. I think he could have gotten the last out, but why chance it? We’ve seen that before and in a blink the game turns.

    Hope Soriano can get this out without any runs.

    YES! THE GRANDYMAN. Hope he is OK. We need him.

  1459. MoRings42 October 4th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    holy COW!!

  1460. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    Grandy saved our ass again.

  1461. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 4th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    ok, i take it back

  1462. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    GRANDY!!!!!

  1463. syd_cash October 4th, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    oh my GOODNESS….Granderson!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wowza!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    MVP! MVP!

  1464. Dj October 4th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Grandy!!! I can’t believe he caught it!

  1465. P October 4th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Curtis just saved Girardi and Sorryano’s ASS !!

  1466. YankeeRay October 4th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    wooohooooo Grandy MVP

  1467. sunny615 October 4th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Bet dombrowski is cursing that trade now. ;)

  1468. Cody Ransom October 4th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    WOW CURTIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    M
    V
    P

    M
    V
    P

  1469. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    OMG! Think that might make ESPN???

  1470. Tar October 4th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Holy Moly Curtis!!!!

  1471. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    EFFIN A!!!!!!!!! Granderson I hope your ok. BRING F’N PLAY!!!

  1472. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    GRANDY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The season saving catch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That was no Jacoby Ellsbury!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BOOOOOOOOOOMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1473. Brappy55 October 4th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP

  1474. igotid88 October 4th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Granderson.. YES!!! Great catch. But Oh No he looks hurt

  1475. JM October 4th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Wow, the Grandyman again!!!

  1476. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    OMG… WHAT A PLAY. 2 season saving web gems from grandy tonight.

    Bring in Drob for the next inning and let Mo get the final 6 outs!!!

  1477. qiantom October 4th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    OK, UZR goes into garbage can.

  1478. mick October 4th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1479. randy l. October 4th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    holy granderson

    hope he was wearing cup.

    no, he can’t play centerfield.

  1480. Kelvin October 4th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Curtis should be fine probably landed on wrist

  1481. Bring in the Goose October 4th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    If I was Hank Steinbrenner I would sign Curtis to a 10 year, $300 million extension after watching that play.

  1482. m October 4th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Just turned the tv on for the big catch. Hope he only had the breath knocked out of him.

  1483. Jerkface October 4th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Soriano is real bad. C-Grand is real good.

  1484. jmv October 4th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Austin who? Ian who?

  1485. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Hey, Tiger Fan, if you’re out there, eat your liver! Grandy is ours now!

  1486. JimK October 4th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    GREAT CATCH by Grandy Hope he is OK

  1487. jacksquat October 4th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    OMG catch of the year!

  1488. I Am Winning October 4th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    That was one of the best plays I’ve seen by a Yankee in a LONG time.

  1489. luis October 4th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Regardless of what happens from here on out…AJ in my book earned his pay, what a way to step it up with the season on the line!!

    Granderson!!! what a catch!!! below average fielder??? hahaha!!!!

  1490. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Phenomenal job by AJ.

  1491. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    I think Curtis just got the wind knocked out of him.

  1492. harleypeyton October 4th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Never thought I’d say this. But I woulda left AJ in for one more batter. Not that it mattered. Mariano for six outs?

  1493. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Best Catch Ever. Hands Down.

  1494. JobaTipsHisCap October 4th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Grandy

  1495. BA October 4th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    Curtis knows this is an elimination game!!!! Leaving it all on the field. WOW!

  1496. Bring in the Goose October 4th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    likely knocked the wind out of him, thats all.

  1497. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    9 outs

  1498. kd October 4th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    player of the game, no doubt

    austin jackson 1-11

  1499. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Amazing catch by Granderson!! Soriano scares me in the 7th inning. Girardi better have someone warming up just incase.

  1500. devcon13 October 4th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    holy shizit!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1501. mick October 4th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    HOPE HE DIDNT SEPARATE HIS SHOULDER

  1502. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    May not be the best of all the CFer’s but I like Grandy all night long !!!

  1503. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Granderson!!!!!

    He better not be hurt or I will be pissed off at Soriano. WTF is up with this guy. On the first pitch he allows them to swing that hard. He better buy Grandy a nice car.

  1504. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Grandy saving it with the glove, AJ pitching well through 5+, wow. That gets your heart racing though.

  1505. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Bring in the Goose October 4th, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    If I was Hank Steinbrenner I would sign Curtis to a 10 year, $300 million extension after watching that play.
    =========

    LMAO!!! That was the best line of the night!

  1506. Mike in Harrisburg October 4th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    your MVP, ladies and gentlemen

  1507. The Other Phil October 4th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Evening all. Hope everyone is relatively even keel.

    All things considered, AJ came up really big tonight! Bad 1st but no damage, and 1 bad pitch.

    Grandy saves the game 2x so far! Hopefully he’s okay…

    3 innings to go. Let’s get it back to NY!

  1508. P October 4th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    Looks like he got the win knocked out of him…

    Girardi is very lucky Curtis saved his tail…

    I woulda left AJ in the Tigers couldn’t figure him out all night and then they go with Sorryano who isn’t fooling anybody.

  1509. igotid88 October 4th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 10:32 pm
    OMG! Think that might make ESPN???
    —————————————-

    Doubt it. It might be #10 on Top Ten plays. Before an easy putt shot by some golfer.

  1510. NY Wankee October 4th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    MVP of the series for me …. brilliant catches, clutch RBIs and HRs …. keep em coming!

  1511. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    “Regardless of what happens from here on out…AJ in my book earned his pay, what a way to step it up with the season on the line!!”

    luis, I am so happy you said that. I wanted to do an admonition but didn’t want to sound preachy.

  1512. P October 4th, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    err wind

  1513. Pat M. October 4th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    LGY….What are you talking about ??? Hey listen, you started on Jeter back during the negotiations, you’ve been dogging Martin all season and the same for Texeria & Granderson….At least you’ve been consistent……I acknowledge Tyler because he gave a reason for his opinion…All you site is about it was the giving an out away and that’s rubbish if you knew the game beyond some stat sheet….That’s my point about knowing and understanding the game.

  1514. RadioKev October 4th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    How many feet did he slide?

  1515. harleypeyton October 4th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    That should be Soriano’s only batter. Robertson for the seventh. Mo for the six out save.

  1516. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    He was laid out like Superman!!!!

  1517. JM October 4th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Is Grandy OK?

    Can DRob pitch the 7th and not Soriano?

  1518. mick October 4th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    ticket prices for game 5 going up on stubhub

  1519. Jerkface October 4th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    If Gardner doesn’t back the play up, he makes that catch standing.

  1520. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    He landed hard on his chest. Bet that knocked the wind out of him.

  1521. ac1 October 4th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    if there was ever time for the yankees to start giving extensions instead of waiting til FA, its Granderson now….

  1522. Spudz October 4th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    amazing play by Grandy!!!!!!

  1523. Bx is Burning October 4th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    A.J. ALDS ERA = 1.59

  1524. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Robertson should pitch the 7th and 8th.

  1525. I Am Winning October 4th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    I believe it was Chad that made the call that he believed the one Yankee signing that wouldn’t work out was Soriano; and based off of his stats last season I wanted to slap Chad for saying that. BUT, Chad is 100% correct. He needs to be sent out on the nearest train far, far away.

  1526. seconds October 4th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    that was a real, full out diving catch, not sure i’ve seen much better than that ever

  1527. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Wow. So glad he’s not hurt. What a catch.

  1528. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Joe is going to use Soriano until he gets in trouble for the 7th, then bring in Robertson to finish the 7th or start the 8th. If Robertson gets into trouble in the 8th, it’s Mo for 2 innings.

    At least thats what I hope Joe is planning on.,

  1529. randy l. October 4th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    let that granderson catch lift the team to some more runs

  1530. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Hopefully the Coke is flat. !

  1531. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Grandy got a homerun praise from the dugout… Thats when you know just how big of a play that was. WOWZA…. seriously can’t believe what just happened.

  1532. NY Wankee October 4th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Smoke the coke, please!

  1533. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Embedded Yankee?

  1534. jmv October 4th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Of all the teams, Grandy decides to show off against the Tigers

  1535. luis October 4th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Meatball coke!! i nhope

  1536. I Am Winning October 4th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    I absolutely hate AJ, but he obviously pitched a great game, so a good job goes to him.

  1537. yanks 27 October 4th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Get as much as you can from Sori, mix Logan in somewhere in the 7th as well

  1538. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    ball 2

  1539. Bronx Jeers October 4th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Aj was like “come hug me baby”

    Sori was like “I only hug cause I have to”

  1540. Yankee Trader October 4th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Was that Tiger Fan flipping the bird to the Tiger pitcher?

  1541. hardwired7 October 4th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Curtis was a highlight reel CF for the Tigers. That’s an act they’ve seen before.

  1542. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    How many feet did he slide?
    —-
    At least 10

  1543. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Grandy likes being a Yank, is a great guy and what’s not to like ? ( okay, maybe too many K’s )

    Nobidy’s perfect.

    Now, let’s have some Coke

  1544. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    I ragged on Granderson?

    When was this?

  1545. syd_cash October 4th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    looks like Grandyman is fine just got the wind knocked out. Talk about another level Granderson I love you. You are MVP no matter what anyone says

  1546. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Im pretty sure Drob will be coming in for the bottom of the 7th. Possibly pitching a batter or two in the 8th. Mo will be recording a 4-6 out save tonight.

  1547. Keith--FL October 4th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Take the 2 catches from The Grandy Man tonight all of you smarter than everyone else Red Sox and defensive sabremetric stat geeks that say Grandy is not a good CF!!!!

  1548. Dj October 4th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Come on, offense!

  1549. -Matt- October 4th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Am I the only one who forgot that Coke throws like 97?

  1550. m October 4th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Phil Coke is the only player to gain weight after leaving New York.

  1551. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Sori is a sour puss isn’t he ?

  1552. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Robertsonj for the 7th and Mo for the 2 inning save sounds good to me also

  1553. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Get on base here, and be agressive.

  1554. umbrelladoc October 4th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Robertson in. But I don’t think Mariano can do six outs any more. I divide the two innings between the two of them.

  1555. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    I’m still in Soriano’s corner. I have the feeling it is only he and I at this point…

  1556. RMS October 4th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    How many runs did Grandy save with those 2 catches? Wow.

  1557. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Grandy was horizontal with that catch. Incredible save there.

  1558. m October 4th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    I don’t remember Coke ever throwing 97. Mid 90′s for sure. Just a lot of finger pointing. :P

  1559. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    C’mon Jete, mash this lefty…..

  1560. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Robertson should be warming up in the 7th incase Soriano needs help. I don’t trust him at all.

  1561. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    Robertsonj for the 7th and Mo for the 2 inning save sounds good to me also
    ======

    Ganme 5 is a must-win game as well.

  1562. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Coke never threw 97 with us. He’s on the roids

  1563. I Am Winning October 4th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Tex and ARod 1 for 25. That isn’t going to work for the two guys that we rely on for power.

  1564. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    RMS October 4th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    How many runs did Grandy save with those 2 catches? Wow.
    ++++++
    That would at least have this game tied if not worse.

  1565. The Other Phil October 4th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Knowing Girardi, he keeps Soriano in until he gives up hits. With a 3 run lead, I am (very) cautiously okay with this.

    Score more and it doesn’t matter… :)

  1566. Triple Short of a Cycle October 4th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Ok Ayala for the 7th. I kid I kid

  1567. ac1 October 4th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    yankees hammered Fister in Game 1A. He has game 5 right?
    They also like facing lefties.

  1568. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Am I the only one who forgot that Coke throws like 97?
    —–
    Definitely not. I remember seeing Coke when he was with Trenton. Saw him when he visited New Hampshire for a game he started. Hard thrower.

  1569. comet October 4th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Great outing by AJ!!!!!!

  1570. hardwired7 October 4th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    “How many runs did Grandy save with those 2 catches?”

    at least four

  1571. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    There is no Game 5 without a win tonight, Ghostwriter. And there’s a day off tomorrow

  1572. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Ok Ayala for the 7th. I kid I kid
    —–
    Yep. The 7th of game 6 of the ALDS :)

  1573. yanks 27 October 4th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    “I don’t remember Coke ever throwing 97″

    No different than Aceves throwing 97 since leaving NY
    or Tyler Clippard throwing 95 now
    or Kennedy touching 94
    or Melancon throwing 95 with movement

    They all throw harder when they leave NY

  1574. JimK October 4th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    I don’t remember Coke hitting 96 and 97 as a Yankee

  1575. Bronx Jeers October 4th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    I’m still in Soriano’s corner. I have the feeling it is only he and I at this point…

    —————————

    Sori: “why are you in my corner? please go somewhere else”

  1576. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    were off tomorrow…. we can stretch the pen out tonight.

  1577. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    That was no bogus Ellsbury diving catch..

  1578. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Pat M

    I wonder if you would say the same thing to your buddy SJ about the bunt who happens to be destroying Girardi on twitter.

  1579. Benny Blanco October 4th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    98?? Coke is geeked up!

  1580. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    # Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    Robertson should be warming up in the 7th incase Soriano needs help. I don’t trust him at all.

    ——

    Agreed we cdant play any games here. If we go down we go down with our best

  1581. stuart a October 4th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    tack on please.

    the hillbilly deserves a thank you….thanks aj you still stink but came upo huge tonight.

    grandy holy sh-t.. WOW

  1582. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Good Job Jete.

  1583. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    I would love to see the Yanks get another run and take some pressure off the bullpen

  1584. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    There we go Jete! got two good lefties up to face coke! im sensing a yankee homer.

  1585. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    I never really trust the radar guns used in these games. That seems way too high a reading for Coke.

  1586. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    I’m calling a bomb for Grandy right now.

  1587. P October 4th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    nice walk DJ… lets go Curtis!

  1588. stuart a October 4th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    arod has 3 rbis.. tex and swisher have been much worse at the plate………..

  1589. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Cody Ransom October 4th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    AJ pitched better than CC and Freddy.. am I dreaming?

    :shock:

    ERAs:

    AJ – 1.59
    Nova – 2.84
    Freddy – 5.06
    CC – 6.14

    You can’t predict baseball

  1590. The Other Phil October 4th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Good eye. Time for Grandy to do it with the bat.

    “How many times do we see a guy make a great play then do something with the bat the next inning?”

    Hopefully that happens now!

  1591. P October 4th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    what strike ????? lol

  1592. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    I hope Swish comes through with another good AB in this game. I’m still hopeful that he can contribute with the bat this series. Otherwise, I think that Joe would be well-advised to go with Jones in game 5.

  1593. Benny Blanco October 4th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    This ump is a joke!!

  1594. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    WHAT?@!?!?!

    They called that a strike, for the biggest loser on the planet, Phil Coke

  1595. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    I would love to see Grandy hit one 450 feet here and Coke point up like it’s a pop-up.

  1596. sunny615 October 4th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    This ump is bugging me.

  1597. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    I’m still in Soriano’s corner. I have the feeling it is only he and I at this point…

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

    Nah, there’s someone else………somewhere ! LOL

  1598. syd_cash October 4th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    i wouldn’t really be using Mo for two inning unless its absolutely nessecary…bring in Sori in 7th but on short leash

  1599. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    “There is no Game 5 without a win tonight, Ghostwriter. And there’s a day off tomorrow”

    How long does clam chowder keep? I still have more in the refrig.

  1600. JM October 4th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Another run is so huge….C’mon guys

  1601. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    Where was this Phil Coke in NY?

  1602. RadioKev October 4th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    This ump hates lefties.

  1603. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    These umps are absolutely awful. One has no strike zone and the other ones is gigantic.

  1604. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    “How many runs did Grandy save with those 2 catches?”

    at least four
    —-
    I think he saved 2 that last time, the runners were both going with 2 outs.
    I believe that if he had misplayed that first one, it would have been an inside the park grand slam. It’s 420 to center and he would have had to run and get it against the wall.

  1605. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    BryanHoch Bryan Hoch
    RT @DocGooden16: Jose Valverde staying in Detroit I guess when tigers head back to NY lol

    —-

    Too funny by the doc. But we dont need any jinxes here

  1606. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Thats a balk. Coke comes to a set, then shrugs his shoulder.

    THATS A BALK!!!

  1607. 4time October 4th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Aceves and Cokey gain 5 MPH since leaving the Yanks lmao

  1608. syd_cash October 4th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 10:40 pm
    I would love to see Grandy hit one 450 feet here and Coke point up like it’s a pop-up.
    _______________________

    lol oh the memories

  1609. jmv October 4th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    Even I could throw strikes wtih the wide zone today, LOL

  1610. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 10:41 pm

    D-Rob needs to be ready for a SO meltdown

  1611. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    How long does clam chowder keep? I still have more in the refrig.
    —-
    “your” kind probably keeps a little longer…you know, its not preserved with calories and saturated fat lol

  1612. sunny615 October 4th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    He made Grandy have to swing at that ball high strike. What a jackass.

  1613. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    im getting so nervous/ excited. It’s going to be hard to watch the next three innings.

  1614. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Coke has packed on a lot of weight since his Yankee days.

  1615. seconds October 4th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    tim mccarver says, as small as last night’s umpire’s strike zone was, is conversely as large as tonight’s umpire’s strike zone is.

  1616. Keith--FL October 4th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Verlander for MVP….wait he’s not playing tonight….Granderson is the MVP…. But the anti-Yankee writers all voted for Verlander….just like Morneau over Jeter in 06 and Mariano never winning the Cy Young…..there has to be almost no other candidates for a Yankee to win!!

  1617. Bring in the Goose October 4th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    I doubt Mo starts the 8th.

    I can see Sori starting the bottom of 7th and see where it goes.

    Then Robertson. Then Rivera.

  1618. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    No need for Mo for two innings. I would give DRob the 8th and Mo the 9th. Not sure about the 8th. I would put Sori back out there on a short leash. For all we know, Joe may go with Corey Wade. No way to read what he’s about to do, not for me, anyway.

  1619. luis October 4th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:33 pm
    “Regardless of what happens from here on out…AJ in my book earned his pay, what a way to step it up with the season on the line!!”

    luis, I am so happy you said that. I wanted to do an admonition but didn’t want to sound preachy.

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

    Thanks Trish!!, i know he is inconsistent but he always tries hard, always liked him

  1620. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    The Phil Coke we all knew and loved threw that hanging curve to lefties far to often. Let’s hope he does that to Cano right here.

  1621. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    You cant do that. You cant shrug your shoulders after coming to a set. Its a joke. Why isnt Joe pointing this out to the umpires like that scumbag piece of crap Leyland made Freddy take off his jewelry

  1622. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Phil Coke was Phil Choke in NY

  1623. m October 4th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Twitter SJ sounds like an angry SJ. Won’t it be kind of awkward when SJ visits the Yankees clubhouse? :?

  1624. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    The Granderson trade has turned out to be the best trade for the Yanks since they shipped off Roberto Kelly to bring back Paulie.

  1625. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    man right at him. Let’s go Yankees!!!!!!!!

  1626. The Other Phil October 4th, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    Aw. Good swing, but got under it. Oh well. Hold it here, pen!

  1627. blackaccord October 4th, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    hard hit balls but nothing to show for..

  1628. 4time October 4th, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    No reason for Joe to panic here – he does have a 3 run lead.

    Let Soriano start the 7th maybe Wade.

  1629. m October 4th, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Still have to cover the 7th, Trisha.

    I go to Wade. Don’t think I can stomach Soriano tonight.

  1630. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Soriano should not pitch this whole inning.

  1631. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    Sori or Wade?

  1632. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    I feel really comfortable, probably because we have a three-run lead. I like living on the edge much better in the regular season than in the post. So I’m calm and upbeat and hopeful and – okay, I think we have it in the bag.

  1633. RadioKev October 4th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Keith–FL October 4th, 2011 at 10:42 pm
    Verlander for MVP….wait he’s not playing tonight….Granderson is the MVP…. But the anti-Yankee writers all voted for Verlander….just like Morneau over Jeter in 06 and Mariano never winning the Cy Young…..there has to be almost no other candidates for a Yankee to win!!
    ——–

    And then became amnesiacs and voted A-Rod as MVP in ’07?

  1634. Brappy55 October 4th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    No Soriano please….we need to get a 1-2-3….don’t want to extend the inning for Cabrera

  1635. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Plesae tell me that D-Rob is warming up. SO needs to be careful here.

    Granderson’s defense is great. He has saved us twice.

  1636. sunny615 October 4th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Whoever said going to robotic/computerized strike zones was a good idea earlier – I’m in your camp.

  1637. joeman October 4th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Sori scares me…

  1638. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    This could be the key inning. Sori on short leash is OK, D-Rob getting ready just in case of trouble.

  1639. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Don’t like Sori vs Avila and Betemit.

    LHB have killed Sori this season.

  1640. PittsburghYankeeFan October 4th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    What is the issue here? You have two lefties–Logan? What are you waiting for?

  1641. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Take the short leash off AJ, and put it on Soriano.

  1642. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Start with Sori, just like AJ, first sign of trouble, have DRob ready, but HAVE HIM READY, not stretching, not warming, FREAKIN ready to come in if anyone gets on. Joe tends to nap

  1643. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    mel, that’s what I was talking about. DRob for the 8th, Mo for the 9th. I’d start Sori in the 7th. Or Wade, or anyone. No Mo for two innings. Not necessary.

  1644. JM October 4th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Short leash for Sori, please

  1645. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Sori be good.

  1646. igotid88 October 4th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Again no Hughes?

  1647. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    8 outs

  1648. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Please sori, keep it in the park.

  1649. Triple Short of a Cycle October 4th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    No Logan

  1650. Tar October 4th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Batter to batter

  1651. The Other Phil October 4th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Soriano until he gives up 1 hit, then DRob thru 8, Mo in the 9th, back to NY.

  1652. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    8 outs away from game 5

  1653. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    joeman October 4th, 2011 at 10:45 pm

    Sori scares me…
    ++++++++++
    He’ll have the heart racing, that is for sure.

    Every pitch he throws has me on edge.

  1654. Nick in SF October 4th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Soriano will opt out when he’s informed that Girardi gets to wear #29 next season.

  1655. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Keith–FL October 4th, 2011 at 10:42 pm

    Verlander for MVP….wait he’s not playing tonight….Granderson is the MVP…. But the anti-Yankee writers all voted for Verlander….just like Morneau over Jeter in 06 and Mariano never winning the Cy Young…..there has to be almost no other candidates for a Yankee to win!!
    ==========================================

    Writers will hold his avg. against him. Another way to look at it, he accomplished more than guys like A-gone with roughly 50 fewer hits and a lot more k’s.

  1656. Dj October 4th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Come on, Sori! Please get it done tonight!

  1657. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Robertson and Wade should be warming up just in case. Be careful with the meat.

  1658. BBFan October 4th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    As good as AJ pitched, the player of the game is Granderson.
    Without those two catches, we could be staring at a loss in this game and the end of the season.

  1659. jmv October 4th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Soriano, one zero and you can laugh for real, please

  1660. Spudz October 4th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Arod is on a mission with his glove tonight.

  1661. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Computerized strike zones means there cant be much, if any, cheating of the Yankees any longer.

    Therefore, MLB will never have that

  1662. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    “Sori scares me…”

    He doesn’t scare me. Maybe I’m just unscareable.

  1663. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    7 outs

  1664. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    7 outs away from game 5

  1665. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    Two gone.

    thump, thump, thump, thump…..

  1666. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Ok Soriano 1 more out!!!

  1667. Kelvin October 4th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Soriano DRob and Mo will be game over. I said were winning and so far so good :)

  1668. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    That’s why you have Martin behind the plate.

  1669. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    So-ri-an-o!

  1670. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Sori does not face Delmon if it gets taht far here

  1671. m October 4th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    I get so nervous when Avila & Betemit come up. You know? The Michael Kay Jinx? These guys every time, “Still looking for his first hit.”

  1672. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Sombrero for Betemit.

  1673. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    Soriano has GREAT stuff. Every once in a while one gets away from him.

  1674. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    “Sori scares me…”

    He doesn’t scare me. Maybe I’m just unscareable.
    +++++++
    That’s cause he melts with your lovely smile! ;)

  1675. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Thats the Sori we signed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1676. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    6 til 5

  1677. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Sori!

  1678. syd_cash October 4th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    see fine. DRob and on to Mo time :D

  1679. Triple Short of a Cycle October 4th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Nice job Sori

  1680. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Awesome Soriano.

  1681. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Was that Teixeira hitting for the Tigers? lol.

  1682. blackaccord October 4th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    nice economical inning for sori…

  1683. The Other Phil October 4th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Nice! Well done Soriano!

  1684. JobaTipsHisCap October 4th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Sori looks very good

  1685. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    What did I tell you!

    You and me, Sori.

    :)

  1686. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Nice Sori!

  1687. m October 4th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Great job tonight by Soriano. Just need to get 6 more outs.

  1688. igotid88 October 4th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    well it didn’t bite Girardi this time

  1689. JM October 4th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Great job Sori! 6 outs away

  1690. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    If we lose now, it’s just not meant to be…..everything is set up perfectly…….

  1691. jacksquat October 4th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    Very nice.

  1692. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Sori proved me wrong. Thank you.

    DRob for the heart of the order in the 8th.

  1693. devcon13 October 4th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    6 till 8:30 Thursday

  1694. luis October 4th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Another thing i would like to say is that this team has shown some serious fight, they saved it all for the PS.
    Go yankees!
    Nice outing by Soriano!

    Guys is the thread getting slow or is my internet??

  1695. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    And now, it’s not even a question, you go to one person and one person only in the 8th. Scott Proctor! Somewhere Joe Torre is frantically trying to make that happen.

  1696. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    If the eigth is’s a short inning for the Yanks, Joe could consider sending Soriano back out there.

  1697. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Nice slider on the 0-1 count.

    Dude doesn’t like to pitch on back to back days OR more than 3 outs…. welcome to Yankees PS… :lol: Great 1-2-3 inning. He bounced back. There’s hope for him :D

  1698. Spudz October 4th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Montero needs to pinch hit for Swisher this next at bat and then put Dickerson in RF for defense.

    FREE JESUS!

  1699. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Trisha, you are right that Sori has great stuff, but this year he has been like Burnett. You just never know what you are going to get with him. Love these box of chocolates pitchers… some days.

  1700. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 10:49 pm

    6 til 5
    =====================================

    That’s odd, it’s 7:50 where I am. Oops

  1701. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Drob and Mo have a chance to preserve a 4-1 lead and force a game five. You could not have asked for a more perfect situation.

    Remember all pre season we talked about starting pitchers only have to go 5 innings because are pen will be that good? well…. That is paying off big time right now.

  1702. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    “That’s cause he melts with your lovely smile! ;)

    :lol:

    And grinning ear to ear. This place is so nice when we’re all upbeat!!!

  1703. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    I really think that Soriano gave up that homerun yesterday because he was rusty. It just goes to show that sometimes resting your guys and saving them hurts you in the end. Soriano and Robertson both went too long without pitching. Too bad he didn’t used them in game 2.

  1704. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Would love some tack on runs for D-Rob & MO…

  1705. Bret The Hitman October 4th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Robertson and Mo with at least a 3 run lead. You can’t ask for a better setup than that.

  1706. Brappy55 October 4th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    AJ – Redemption
    Soriano – Redemption

    Are we gonna see a Tex/Swisher HR this inning?

  1707. Tar October 4th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    I don’t like the out countdown stuff. That’s bad karma waiting to happen.

  1708. ctyankeefan. October 4th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Not sure if anyone asked because my internet was messed up, but Coke throwing 98mph!! Didnt he throw 90-91 when he was a yankee????

  1709. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Spudz October 4th, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Montero needs to pinch hit for Swisher this next at bat and then put Dickerson in RF for defense.

    FREE JESUS!
    ++++++

    Even if he does nothing, he needs to remember what it’s like to swing a bat.

  1710. jmv October 4th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Go Alexander Manuel!

  1711. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Abomb coming to seal the game.

  1712. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Come on Alex! !

  1713. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    “That’s cause he melts with your lovely smile! ;)

    :lol:

    And grinning ear to ear. This place is so nice when we’re all upbeat!!!
    ==========

    No westy or his insipid alter egos.

  1714. Pat M. October 4th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    LGY….So now we find the need to bring in a 3rd party like my buddy SJ ??? Who by the way I have great respect for and don’t always see the game the same way…How ever he always explains why and how he came to his opinion……Listen LGY, you and I have had disagreements over the years and that’s cool, it’s just like you no longer explain yourself as clearly as you once did……And oh by the way, I always wanted Granderson hitting in the 2 hole and being the everyday CF….I never was a big Nick Johnson in the 2 hole if you recall….

  1715. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Theyre just leaving this fat turd Coke out there again

  1716. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    YEAH ALEX!!!

  1717. P October 4th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    alex !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1718. devcon13 October 4th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    OMG an Arod basehit!!!!!

  1719. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Yay Arod looked good there

  1720. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    There it is. Saw it coming.

  1721. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Pinch run?

  1722. Triple Short of a Cycle October 4th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    Nice, at least we can stop hearing about Arod being hitless

  1723. RadioKev October 4th, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    A-Rod’s first hit. Woo hoo.

  1724. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    There you go, Alex!

  1725. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    And maybe, just maybe, Arod is starting to heat up.

  1726. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    okay… not a bomb but that works! arod with his first hit!!

  1727. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    I really think that Soriano gave up that homerun yesterday because he was rusty. It just goes to show that sometimes resting your guys and saving them hurts you in the end. Soriano and Robertson both went too long without pitching. Too bad he didn’t used them in game 2.

    Good point. SO has some filthy stuff. He was sharp in this inning.

  1728. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Alex is breaking out of it now…….

  1729. NY Wankee October 4th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Woohoo.. first hit of the post-season! After 3 RBIs…

  1730. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Got the monkey off his back. He’ll be good to go in Game 5.

  1731. jmv October 4th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Slump over! You can only hope…

  1732. The Other Phil October 4th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Okay, nice. Get a hit out of the way and get it going, ARod. Your turn Tex!

  1733. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    THERE IT IS! ARODDDDDDDD

  1734. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    ctyankeefan. October 4th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    Not sure if anyone asked because my internet was messed up, but Coke throwing 98mph!! Didnt he throw 90-91 when he was a yankee????
    +++++++

    Yep. Not sure if the gun is juiced a bit, as these stadium guns frequently are.

    And Alex getting a nice hit. Sweet. His bat is getting closer.

  1735. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Will Girardi pinch hit Montero for Posada? I am guessing no.

  1736. luis October 4th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    AROD!!!!!!!!! first PS hit of many!!!

  1737. m October 4th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Alex must feel 500 lb lighter.

  1738. BBFan October 4th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    We need two more runs to be safe so that a GS does not tie the game.

  1739. JM October 4th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Let’s tack on at least one more

  1740. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    Alex has been hitting the ball okay, finally got one to fall I’m.

  1741. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    A lefty pitcher!… time for runs.

  1742. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

    “That’s cause he melts with your lovely smile! ;)

    :lol:

    And grinning ear to ear. This place is so nice when we’re all upbeat!!!

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

    Oh, thought you said beat up !

  1743. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    We’re in the middle of a huge game, and Pat M is trying to start a pissing contest. Who gives a flying crap if you wanted Granderson in the 2 hole and as our CF. You’re not a genius for wanting that.

  1744. RadioKev October 4th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 10:53 pm
    And maybe, just maybe, Arod is starting to heat up.
    ——-

    He was at 0 Kelvin. Only up from there.

  1745. jmv October 4th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    No pinch run. Glove too valious

  1746. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    and there is ZERO chance Soriano comes out for the 8th.

  1747. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    The ghosts are with us. :)

  1748. jacksquat October 4th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Lol cabrera asked arod if he wanted the ball.

  1749. P October 4th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    lol tex will take it !!!!!

  1750. Jerkface October 4th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    What a dumb play by Betemit.

  1751. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Jones or Montero?

  1752. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    I’ll take that hit from Teix. It’s gotten that bad :(

  1753. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Yay TEIX! Got YOUR monkey off your back. You’re good to go in Game 5, too! LET’S GO!

  1754. m October 4th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Wow. Couldn’t be more perfect for Tex.

  1755. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    “If we lose now, it’s just not meant to be…..everything is set up perfectly…….”

    Straw, you’re right. But it won’t happen that way because we’re collecting Gerry Davis karma tonight and Kenny Rogers karma Thursday.

    :)

    And it had to happen this way. AJ had to be validated – and he was. And the 2006 series has to be atoned for – and it will.

  1756. kd October 4th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    bad play by betemit, he should have seen if it would go foul

  1757. syd_cash October 4th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    stop the presses A-rod and Tex both got hits….in the same inning no less ;)

  1758. devcon13 October 4th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Arod and Tex back to back hits….am I dreaming

  1759. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Sori pitched yesterday. He is done.

  1760. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Hell yea! lucky break…. i will take it!

    The tigers last real chance will be in the bottom of the 8th. If we score one more run it would be huge

  1761. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    TEX!!

  1762. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Heh. Nice cheapy hit. I’ll take it.

  1763. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Holy crap! Tex got a hit! Wouldn’t it be a kick in the ass, if that little squibber was the thing that got him going?

  1764. I Am Winning October 4th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Tex and ARod as of last inning 1-25 in this PS.

    In this inning, 2-2. Beautiful.

  1765. Triple Short of a Cycle October 4th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Still no Montero

  1766. P October 4th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    back to back hits arod n tex wow !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1767. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    And its not LGY that doesnt explain himself. Its you Pat M that is the incoherent, senile one stuck in the 1940s with your baseball myths

  1768. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Swish should bunt otherwise he will mess this inning up

  1769. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Whaddya think, Swish has struggled, but he’s up righty. Bunt?

  1770. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Every slump ends with a little taste of coke. or a line of coke. depends which way you want to go with it….

  1771. The Other Phil October 4th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    It’s a line drive in the box score!

  1772. Benny Blanco October 4th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Good job Tex.

  1773. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Ok, Nicky, hitting from your good side.

  1774. willwill October 4th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    jesus sighting?

  1775. jmv October 4th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Bunt + Montero + IBB

  1776. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    That ball probably wasn’t going foul, but Bettermeat should have let it roll anyway, no play so it wouldn’t have cost anything.

  1777. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    And its not LGY that doesnt explain himself. Its you Pat M that is the incoherent, senile one stuck in the 1940s with your baseball myths
    ====

    Wat’s with the namecalling, man? Is that necessary?

  1778. P October 4th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    swisher needs to walk or hbp here

  1779. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    This couold be absolutely huge for Swisher and this ballclub….

    This AB right here…

    Come on Swish, get ‘em! With a walk!

  1780. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Pinch hit Montero, Dickerson to RF

  1781. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Pat M

    I was never ragging on Granderson. I just didn’t see him as the ideal two hole hitter and in many ways I still don’t. I think he can do more damage as a middle of the order hitter.

    I was one of the people pushing hardest for the Grandy trade.

  1782. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Swish swinging out of his shoes again. The way he is swinging it might be a DP.

  1783. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Get Dickerson in for D after this AB

  1784. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Come on Swish! Hit a 3 run HR here and then we can bring in Proctor!

  1785. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    I’m surprised that Leyland is sticking with Coke here. I would turn around Swiher.

  1786. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    YEAH SWISH! Back to back to back hits!!!!

  1787. devcon13 October 4th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Lets put this to bed Yankees!!!!!!

  1788. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Swish. Come on, get another hit. Any runs tacked on is a plus.

    YES!! Bases juiced just like that radar gun!

  1789. P October 4th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    wwahoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!! Go NYY!!!

  1790. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Can we concentrate on winning the game, please?

    There it is. I love me some righty hitting.

    Free Jesus!

  1791. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Geeze, Kim Jones has no questions to ask tonight. She used up her stupidity quotient last night – enough for the next two seasons.

    But she’ll come up with something, I’m sure. In her soft little girl voice, she’ll ask Arod if it felt good to get a hit finally, even though it was meaningless…

    ;)

  1792. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    okay… this is the time open up this game.

  1793. RadioKev October 4th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Put this game out of reach right now.

  1794. m October 4th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Wowza. Back-to-back-to-back. Nobody out, too.

  1795. montec24 October 4th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Is the Detroit Tigers version of the white flag Phil Coke?

  1796. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    4-5-6, FINALLY!!!!!!!!!! You have to PH for Posada here. Jesus…

  1797. Bronx Jeers October 4th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Love Phil Coke. Love him!

  1798. syd_cash October 4th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    now this is the Phil Coke i remember…welcome back :)

  1799. Spudz October 4th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Let Jesus bat here for the love of god.

  1800. jmv October 4th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    I love LHP

  1801. devcon13 October 4th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Yes…..JESUS!!!!!!!

  1802. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Swish does get hits when the scoring differential is 3+ runs :D

  1803. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    get a pinch runner in for Swish

  1804. The Other Phil October 4th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Nice Swish! Now do some damage Montero!!

  1805. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Alright, Swish!!!! Lets get a couple runs across here!!!

  1806. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    JESUS!@!!!

  1807. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Jesus sighting! :D

  1808. P October 4th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    3 hits in a row and I am dreaming !!!!!

    HAhA GOT RID OF MARTIN !!!!!!!!!!!!!! FOR MONTERO !!!!! GOT JESUS ????

  1809. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Montero is going to write his legend now……

  1810. luis October 4th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Ok Bring Montero to bat, to get him ready for the next series

    YES!!!!!!!!!

  1811. kd October 4th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    is it me or is alex starting to look more solid?

    like his legs are a lot stronger?

  1812. Dj October 4th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Nice string of hits here…let’s get some of them home. Ooh, Jesus sighting!

  1813. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Jesus !!!

  1814. Triple Short of a Cycle October 4th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    He lives!!!!!

    He lives!!!!!

    Joe G manager of the year

  1815. Jerkface October 4th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    MONTERO

    FINALLY

    If we can get a win and a Jesus PA well I’ll be a happy camper.

  1816. Scared of the Wall October 4th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    No other than Phil Coke is the cure for A-Rod, Tex, and Swisher’s hitting woes. Can’t script it any better.

  1817. jmv October 4th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Monteroooooooo!!!!!!!

  1818. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    MonTerror!!!!!

  1819. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    MONTERO!!!!

  1820. YankeeRay October 4th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Jesus gets a shot, very cool

  1821. sunny615 October 4th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Holy spit! A Montero sighting. Will Girardi keep him in?!?

  1822. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Leyland finished his Coke?

  1823. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    @Trisha
    Not a fan of Ms. Jones, are we?

  1824. JM October 4th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Flat Coke

  1825. devcon13 October 4th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Send us to Thursday Jesus…..

  1826. igotid88 October 4th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Montero is getting an at bat

  1827. RadioKev October 4th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Did Girardi just rope a dope Leyland into putting a RHP in? When Montero only has HRs against RHP?

    Was this the brilliant meta-baseball move of the night?

  1828. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    The Tigers need Valverde to pinch hit because he guaranteed this wouldn’t go back to NY. So I guess he needs to step up to the plate, literally and figuratively.

    :)

  1829. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    So the lefty is going & we hit lefties so well…

    Montero sighting. Give him the outside pitch ;)

  1830. NY Wankee October 4th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Weird Al coming in! Deja vu anyone?

  1831. Kelvin October 4th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    My heads going to explode¡!! Montero sightings

  1832. Jerkface October 4th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    is it me or is alex starting to look more solid?

    He looks like 2007 A-rod in the field. Making all the plays. I think its his thumb.

  1833. Tar October 4th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    “And its not LGY that doesnt explain himself”

    As Curt Schilling explains it for LGY. Man just stay out of it.

    Yeah for Jesus!

  1834. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    girardi is managing one hell of a game tonight.

    Every single yankee has stepped it up tonight. What a team effort.

  1835. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    I’m not sure why Swish is still on base, you have to pinch run for him and have Dickerson in RF for defense no?

  1836. pat October 4th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Alex,Tex and Swish get 3 consecutive hits and Montero gets to PH with the bases loaded? SOme Yankee fans think it’s Christmas!

  1837. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Swisher finally ends his postseason hitless streak with RISP!

    Let’s go Jesus!!!

  1838. m October 4th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Jones is insipid. Like weak tea. Brought to you by Bigelow Tea

  1839. ralphfl October 4th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    NOW PH CHAVEZ FOR MONTERO

  1840. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Elias, I don’t know if you heard the postgame last night but she outdid herself with ignorant questions. I felt like slugging her.

  1841. mick October 4th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Called the Montero-Coke matchup before the game, right Luis?
    He’ll see Alberquerque but its all good.

  1842. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    sunny615 October 4th, 2011 at 10:58 pm

    Holy spit! A Montero sighting. Will Girardi keep him in?!?
    ++++++++
    With this pitching change, I hope so. If for nothing else than to relieve the kid from sitting and giving him a chance to swing the bat.

  1843. 4time October 4th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Assuming he doesn’t do something stupid in these final 2 innings…. this was an excellently managed game by Girardi

  1844. jacksquat October 4th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Who’s this guy? :)

  1845. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    girardi is managing one hell of a game tonight.
    —–
    good thing we didn’t fire him yesterday…or the day before…or the day before… ;)

  1846. JimK October 4th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Now that’s the Coke I remember.

  1847. Bx is Burning October 4th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Comerica is….shhh…(quiet).

  1848. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Finally the kid gets in the batters box

  1849. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Yeah Montero! He hasn’t hit in a long time so I don’t know what to expect from him. He will be rusty. They need to score 1 run here. Here comes sliders from Al.

  1850. mick October 4th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Ahhhhhhhhh….A Coke and a Smile.

  1851. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Surprised girardi didn’t go with Jones there. Not that I’m complaining, cuz I’m not

  1852. deleonj October 4th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    yep, yanks will win tonight….A.J. Burnett pitched well, got both in and out of trouble, A-Rod! and Teixeira! got hits, and Nick Swisher! got a hit with people on base!, and Jesus got to play!

    game 5 in NY baby!

  1853. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Phil Coke should be a Ranger, that way we could hear “Washington is going to get Coke”

  1854. Bring in the Goose October 4th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Jesus!

  1855. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Lay off those sliders in the dirt

  1856. luis October 4th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    I got a little carried away, time to get him ready for thursday

  1857. The Other Phil October 4th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Come on Jesus. Just make good contact.

  1858. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    OMG he didn’t get the high strike :shock:

  1859. m October 4th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Verducci just like the Peanuts black cloud with his road elimination game stat. :mad:

  1860. P October 4th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    LETS GET THIS PARTY STARTED !!!!!!!!!

  1861. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Elias, I don’t know if you heard the postgame last night but she outdid herself with ignorant questions. I felt like slugging her.
    —-
    I did not, because I don’t have the channel, but I did hear she was asking dumb questions. Very strange, especially the one to Posada. “How do you think Soriano feels, giving up the home run after the team came back to tie?”…

    …you’d think on the YANKEES Entertainment and Sports Network channel they’d be a little kinder with the questions lol

  1862. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    I think Ms. Jones is told to ask those stupid questions. When she is given a different role she isn’t bad. Maybe it’s for the casual fan?

  1863. Bret The Hitman October 4th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Rusty? A brand new Lamborgini does not rust. Montero should be fine.

  1864. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Nice patience Jesus. Take one, and cut lose on 3-1.

  1865. kd October 4th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    balk!

  1866. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    OMG YES

  1867. The Other Phil October 4th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Balk! HA!!

  1868. RadioKev October 4th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    This ALDS is balk central.

  1869. Dj October 4th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    I’ll take it!!

  1870. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Balk! :D :D :D

  1871. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    BALKY BALKY WALKY IN A RUN!

  1872. jmv October 4th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Hahahahahaha

  1873. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    A BALK!!! Love it!!! Do it 2 more times :D

  1874. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Huge run!

  1875. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Balk..LMAO

  1876. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Nice!!! Let’s go Montero, be patient!!

  1877. Tar October 4th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    HAHA Now give him the green light!

  1878. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    New Mexico balk !

  1879. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    BALK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BIG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1880. syd_cash October 4th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    haha balk

  1881. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    YEAH BALK!

  1882. randy l. October 4th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    montero has such a presence.

    star written all over him.

  1883. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    He’s terrified of Jesus.

  1884. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Rook swing 3-0

  1885. Nick in SF October 4th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Does Jesus get an RBI for the balk?

    He should. Pure intimidation. :grin:

  1886. jmv October 4th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    No IBB? Make him pay

  1887. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Montero swinging at 3-0 :shock:

  1888. deleonj October 4th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    i never understood balks but i love them!

  1889. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Why do umpires go nuts when they call a balk?

    They love it.

  1890. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Montero’s bat is huge. holy cows.

  1891. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    RadioKev October 4th, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    This ALDS is balk central.
    ====

    I’ve never seen anything like this. I wonder if there was some special emphasis on it by this umpiring crew…

  1892. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Let’s get this runner in from 3rd

  1893. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    YEAH JESUS!

  1894. syd_cash October 4th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    hahahaha JESUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! gold

  1895. I Am Winning October 4th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Sometimes these umps amaze me with the little things they pay such good attention to. I’m self diagnosed with having ADHD, so there’s no possible way I could do there job as good as them.

  1896. Bring in the Goose October 4th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    MONSTERO!

  1897. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Jesuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuus!!!

  1898. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    The kid comes through!!!!

  1899. Tar October 4th, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    :D

  1900. kd October 4th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    gets that job done

  1901. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Jesus!!!!!!

    Welcome to October!!

  1902. Benny Blanco October 4th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    this kid can just hit!!! PLAY HIM GIRARDI!!!!

  1903. The Other Phil October 4th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Yes! RBI! Woot!

  1904. Kelvin October 4th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    RBI FOR MONTERO OH YES

  1905. blackaccord October 4th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    attaboy montero…

  1906. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    RBI for Jesus!

  1907. Jerkface October 4th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Montero has bat speed.

  1908. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Now save some for Thursday, no scratch that,

  1909. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    I just think Girardi left Montero sitting a little too long. I sort of understand it, but there were a couple times he could have been brought in before this.

    And Montero comes through. His bat is just too good to leave sitting on the pine this much.

  1910. luis October 4th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Note to the binder: PLAY MONTERO MORE!!!!

  1911. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    See? All we needed was ONE of A-Rod, Teix, or Swisher to start to hit. All three of them hit, and look what happens. lol

  1912. jmv October 4th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    RBI Jesus!!!! In your face Albur!!!

  1913. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Breaking it ope. We are going back to NY. I hope Valverde gets mugged. :)

  1914. RMS October 4th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Good for Jesus!!!!
    We are going back to NY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1915. m October 4th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Something scaring the bajeesus out of Albuquerque.

    Great job by the kid. Hit it hard.

  1916. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Montero with his first hit & rbi & his incredible presence caused a Balk!

  1917. Dj October 4th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Yay Jesus!

  1918. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1919. Tar October 4th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    A couple of more runs and Joe can bring in Proctor

  1920. JM October 4th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Praise Jesus…..Nice to see ya again, kid

  1921. ralphfl October 4th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    TO ME FAIR MONTERO WOULD HAVE HIT INTO A DP IF THE INF IS BACK THAT WAS NOT A HIT

  1922. BBFan October 4th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Now it should be smooth sail for the win.
    A grand slam can not tie the game.
    Robertson and Mo have lot of margin for error.

  1923. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    I love this kid. He hits the ball so hard that the meat had no chance. Too bad they couldn’t get his bat in the lineup for every game with Posada.

  1924. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    MonTerror…..as I said before, the only one who can contain this kid is Girardi..

  1925. Triple Short of a Cycle October 4th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    I thought he couldn’t hit right handers?

  1926. sdjohn October 4th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Where did our little Tiger’s fan go?

  1927. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Heck, save Mo. I’ll pitch the 9th!

    *******

    Elias, worse than that, she asked Soriano the same question! “ow did you feel giving up that homerun after the Yankees had come back to tie the game?”

  1928. Bret The Hitman October 4th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    YES.

    CLUTCH!!!

  1929. Yankee Trader October 4th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Looks like leyland is conceding the game.

  1930. syd_cash October 4th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    deleonj October 4th, 2011 at 11:03 pm
    i never understood balks but i love them!
    ____________-

    Samething I just said, so confused about that and i’ve been watching baseball religiously since i was a kid

  1931. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    This game is not over yet.

    We have to remain focused.

  1932. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    About a week off without getting in a game and he delivers off a pretty tough righty. The guy is an absolute stud already. What a weapon!

  1933. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    luis October 4th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Note to the binder: PLAY MONTERO MORE!!!!
    +++++++

    I’ll take extra helpings on this!

    Montero needs to be worked in more often. If nothing else, his bat does worry the pitchers a bit.

  1934. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    My brother just said the power of the Lord so awed Alburquerque that he balked.

  1935. P October 4th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Who would you rather have as your 1B Cabrera, Fielder or Pujols ?

  1936. Bx is Burning October 4th, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    …AND back to the Bronx.
    Just like 2006, ey, Ruby?
    (Ya dumf*ck)

  1937. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    @Trisha
    Yeah that’s pretty tough. What the hell is he supposed to say.

  1938. m October 4th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    They should make Valverde pitch the 9th. Just for opening up his fly trap.

  1939. jacksquat October 4th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Montero batting 1.000 in the postseason.

  1940. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    So much for him not being able to hit righties :roll:

  1941. deleonj October 4th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    bring on valverde too

  1942. blackaccord October 4th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    i’m tempted to turn the sound on , but i wont… is the booth a morgue now?

  1943. P October 4th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    luis October 4th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    Note to the binder: PLAY MONTERO MORE!!!!
    ====================================

    Seriously !!!! Dunno why he hasn’t PH for Martin sooner.

  1944. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Time for the squeeze play!

  1945. Pat M. October 4th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    I’m apologize for upsetting the flow of the game guys……

  1946. Tar October 4th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    “Note to the binder: PLAY MONTERO MORE!!!!”

    That would be nice—– but Jorge has had a great series so far.

  1947. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Gary Sanchez just got mentioned during a nationally televised ALDS game btw.

    Crazy.

  1948. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    sdjohn, I think he got very afraid with the karma stuff.

    Be afraid, Tiger Fan. Be very afraid.

    :)

  1949. Benny Blanco October 4th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    “TO ME FAIR MONTERO WOULD HAVE HIT INTO A DP IF THE INF IS BACK THAT WAS NOT A HIT>”

    understood but its still a hit!!!! :)

  1950. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Bet he is wonder what happened to that wonderful strike zone they were getting before.

  1951. RadioKev October 4th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Now the only question is: Is this lead safe enough to pitch Ayala?

  1952. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    How’s that Smoak kid working out for ya, Jack Z??.?

  1953. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Let’s crush Benoit now…..

  1954. Dj October 4th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Yay, still no outs!

  1955. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    m October 4th, 2011 at 11:06 pm
    They should make Valverde pitch the 9th. Just for opening up his fly trap.

    Velverde doesn’t have to come to NY. He can stay in detroit ;)

  1956. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    I would of loved to see Montero bat against Valverde the clown in game 2 and yesterday for Martin.

  1957. m October 4th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    Cabrera is so out of shape. You guys see him panting in the field? I think he’s drinking again, he’s packed the weight back on.

  1958. jmv October 4th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    In 1B I would go with Pujols. Bat + Glove

  1959. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 11:07 pm

    ralphfl October 4th, 2011 at 11:04 pm

    TO ME FAIR MONTERO WOULD HAVE HIT INTO A DP IF THE INF IS BACK THAT WAS NOT A HIT
    ++++++++
    Situational hitting.

  1960. JM October 4th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Should they get to the ALCS, I have a feeling we will be seeing a lot of Montero….

  1961. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    betemit is killing the tigers…. inge might have been able to make that play.

  1962. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Sanchez is an absolute beast. Go see him play if you get the chance.

  1963. mick October 4th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    cant wait to see jesus vs the texas leftys

  1964. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    “They should make Valverde pitch the 9th. Just for opening up his fly trap.”

    :)

    I feel kind of bad for that kid Albuquerque. Your first postseason can’t be a real easy thing, especially when you get dumped into bases loaded situations.

  1965. 4time October 4th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    “Should they get to the ALCS, I have a feeling we will be seeing a lot of Montero….”

    Texas has 3 lefty starters and 2 lefties in the pen.

  1966. Nick in SF October 4th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    No Dancing for Valverde tonight?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KbP7VMLVg0

  1967. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    his incredible presence caused a Balk!
    ————–

    lol

  1968. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    we need atleast one more run here. If we score again, its going to be near impossible for the tigers to come back.

  1969. RadioKev October 4th, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    m October 4th, 2011 at 11:07 pm
    Cabrera is so out of shape. You guys see him panting in the field? I think he’s drinking again, he’s packed the weight back on.
    ———

    Babe was fat and drank and cheated on his wife.

  1970. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    RadioKev, I hope you are joking.

  1971. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    BUNT!!

  1972. RMS October 4th, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Grandy is the hero of this game. His 1st catch kept AJ in the game. His 2nd catch was great and saved more runs.

    Yanks blowing it open now.

  1973. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Keep wearing out the Tigers ‘pen. Make them bring in everybody these last 2 innings. Wear them out.

  1974. luis October 4th, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    This kid has the goods…..Free him for good!!

  1975. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Just kidding.

  1976. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Bet he is wonder what happened to that wonderful strike zone they were getting before.

    The ump had a bad experience in New Mexico

  1977. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    “Should they get to the ALCS, I have a feeling we will be seeing a lot of Montero….”

    When they get there, I would think you are right.

    ;)

  1978. The Other Phil October 4th, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    With Montero, Romine and Sanchez in the system, I expect someone to be moved for a piece down the line. No way they all play in pinstripes. It’s too bad…

    Come on GGBG! Blow it open!

  1979. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Come on Gardner… keep the merry go round going.

  1980. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    @Red Robin

    2006 ALDS vs “Tigres”
    Jaret Wright: 2.2 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 1 BB, 1 K, 10.13 ERA

    2011 ALDS vs Tigers
    A.J. Burnett: 5.2 IP, 1 R, 1 ER, 4 BB, 3 K, 1.59 ERA

    …where did you go? Come face the music

  1981. Triple Short of a Cycle October 4th, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    Joe lifts AJ at the right time

    Arod,Mark and Swisher get hits in the same inning

    Montero gets in a game and does something nobody thought he could do (Get a hit against a righty)

    Looks like Ripley’s got their next exhibit

  1982. P October 4th, 2011 at 11:09 pm

    I am glad I am not going to go to bed with my head under the covers tonight and it being the end of the NYY season…

    and we have to do this thursday again ! :)

  1983. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    These multiple run innings have been huge for us. We have not needed the long ball at all.

  1984. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    P..I love how Fielder uppercuts and hits moonshots..plus he’s 27 I think

  1985. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Any idea who we get behind the plate for game 5?

  1986. jmv October 4th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    What I liked more of Montero’s AB was his serenity.

  1987. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Gritner!

  1988. Benny Blanco October 4th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    gardy has been raking!!!!!!!!

  1989. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Gritner has developed the clutch gene

  1990. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Keep it moving, boys.

  1991. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    gardy! another rbi!

  1992. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    YEAH! If we can’t win this one, I’m not sure we deserve to go back to NY

  1993. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Gardy has been huge in this series. He’s had a bunch of big hits.

  1994. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    YES YES YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BRETT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Lets get another run!! Keep on tacking on!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1995. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Yes, keep it going like a conga line!

  1996. Jerkface October 4th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Gardner killing it this series.

  1997. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Tabbert, I bet you don’t think the Yanks look old right now!

    :)

    I just saw Sori laughing!

  1998. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Smoltz suck it.

  1999. Nick in SF October 4th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    “Babe was fat and drank and cheated on his wife.”

    You can take the player out of Boston, but…

  2000. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Gardner has been so clutch for us. He doesn’t try to do too much, just slaps it & gets rbis

  2001. Bring in the Goose October 4th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Bring in Ayala? HUghes in the 8th?

  2002. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Any idea who we get behind the plate for game 5?
    —–
    I bet Joe sticks with the same order. Especially since they have all started to come around. What do you think?

  2003. randy l. October 4th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    games not over yet.

    keep the game faces on

  2004. The Other Phil October 4th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    I’m sorry, who was it that wanted Gardner gone and Crawford signed again? I forget… ;)

  2005. m October 4th, 2011 at 11:11 pm

    Babe Ruth lived in a different era. It’s embarrassing to be as fat and as out of shape as some of these guys.

    Give credit to Howard and Fielder for taking off the weight (though it was probably at the urging of their agents to do it before their contract year).

    Gardner with another RISP hit. Nice.

  2006. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    In fact, I think that Gardne may be leading the team in RBIs this series. He might be the MVP of the series.

  2007. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    For all you Soriano haters, did you notice that smile!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    No puss on his face tonight!!!! He helped the team be in a position to win, and he’s happy about it!!!!!!!

    BOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!

  2008. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Do you pitch Wade in the 8th inning and save Robertson?? I know that they have a day off tomorrow but if Robertson is really rested you could use him for 2 innings on Thursday if you need it. Then Nova would only have to give them 5 good innings. Also CC would be available.

  2009. Jerkface October 4th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    What I liked more of Montero’s AB was his serenity.

    He was totally prepared, in his first playoff appearance ever & with the bases loaded, to walk in a run. The balk got his interest back in the AB.

  2010. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Gritner was just saving his RBIs for the playoffs.

  2011. syd_cash October 4th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Verlander not even pitching and we gotta here about how great he is. TBS showed him in the duggout about 5 times. Why do we care.

  2012. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    And the Tigger fans are waving the white flag. They surrender. lol.

    Those white towels are pretty stupid. It looks like they are waving hankies or the surrender flag.

    Darling sounds upset Jeter wasn’t called out.

  2013. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    “My brother just said the power of the Lord so awed Alburquerque that he balked.”

    :lol:

  2014. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    winning a elimination game on the road has got to be one of the hadrest thing to do, if not the hardest in baseball. This team is showing how much heart and passion they have. No quit in this team at all.

  2015. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    4time October 4th, 2011 at 11:08 pm
    “Should they get to the ALCS, I have a feeling we will be seeing a lot of Montero….”

    Texas has 3 lefty starters and 2 lefties in the pen.
    _____
    Right, Joe will go with Montero only because of his righty platoon plan.

  2016. 4time October 4th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Robertson hasn’t pitched in a week… need to get him an inning tonight so he is fresh.

  2017. qiantom October 4th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Leyland doesn’t know we mesh against lefties? That may have got our offense going.

  2018. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle October 4th, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    Must be an important meeting at Red Robin HQ for him to be missing such a big game
    —-

    So that’s where he went. :lol:

  2019. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 11:13 pm

    syd_cash October 4th, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Verlander not even pitching and we gotta here about how great he is. TBS showed him in the duggout about 5 times. Why do we care.
    ++++++++++
    They are trying to get people to forget it was the umpire Davis who did half the work for Verlander.

  2020. P October 4th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    jeter gets himself out a lot… so frustrating.

  2021. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Lets get one more run out of this…

  2022. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Elias, I actually meant to ask if anyone had an idea who the homeplate ump would be. I asked it the wrong way.

  2023. Pepitone October 4th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Well, I admit it, I was wrong about Burnett. He came through with a clutch performance when they needed it.

    Onward to Game 5.

  2024. m October 4th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Cano has at least 6 RBI, Gardner’s at 5.

  2025. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Brett has 5 RBI, Cano has 6.

  2026. syd_cash October 4th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    LGY October 4th, 2011 at 11:12 pm
    Gritner was just saving his RBIs for the playoffs.

    ______________

    Hells yea. He’s been superb

  2027. luis October 4th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Trisha,

    Don’t scare the help away, every time he shows up we crush them!!

    Gardy is the man!! 4th outfielder right??

  2028. P October 4th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    yuck @ jeter ..

  2029. The Other Phil October 4th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    OUCH. That had to hurt.

  2030. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Robertson pitched last night.

  2031. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    @Trisha
    lol. whoops. hopefully an umpire with eyes. I have vision insurance. i’ll buy the guy contacts or glasses, or both. lol.

  2032. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    I’d like to see Verlander’s face right now!

  2033. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    m October 4th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    Cano has at least 6 RBI, Gardner’s at 5.
    ====

    That’s right I forgot about Cano’s game 1 performance. It seems like it was weeks ago… :(

  2034. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Phil Hughes needs work too. Maybe 1 batter then D-Rob & MO. They all need work to get ready for our game 5 win!!!

  2035. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    P October 4th, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    jeter gets himself out a lot… so frustrating.

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

    Call Yanks and tell them you wanna hit for him !

  2036. Triple Short of a Cycle October 4th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    So that’s where he went

    —————————————

    Yea something about trans fat being found in the french fries. You don’t want to mess around with that in today’s health driven society

  2037. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    I’d like to see Verlander’s face right now!

    :lol:

  2038. P October 4th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    luis October 4th, 2011 at 11:15 pm

    Trisha,

    Don’t scare the help away, every time he shows up we crush them!!

    Gardy is the man!! 4th outfielder right??
    ====================================

    How could you not Bat Gardy first with what he has done.. the point is to put your best lineup out there right ? Clearly Gardner is better than Jeter, especially with RISP.

  2039. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    Robertson hasn’t pitched in a week… need to get him an inning tonight so he is fresh.
    ————

    He pitched last night

  2040. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    “Don’t scare the help away, every time he shows up we crush them!!”

    :lol:

  2041. Bring in the Goose October 4th, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    who pitches the 8th?

  2042. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Exactly Yogi what theyre doing.

  2043. m October 4th, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Ironic that Posada has been the table setter and Gardner’s been the one bringing ‘em home.

  2044. Betsy October 4th, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    The Yankees really should get Hughes in the game; they have a big lead and he hasn’t pitched in a week. He really won’t be of much use to them without any work.

  2045. Bret The Hitman October 4th, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Only fitting if Valverde craps his britches on the flight back to NY. I hope the Tigers team plane has more than one latrine.

  2046. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    Heh. Another run.

  2047. hardwired7 October 4th, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    “Any idea who we get behind the plate for game 5?”

    Ted Barrett

  2048. blackaccord October 4th, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    lots of free runs today.. :)

  2049. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    This inning is Fugly… But I’m liking it :D

  2050. Melk Man October 4th, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    nevermind, Robertson pitched last night.

  2051. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    You bring Robertson in the 8th to nail this shut. No game playing with Ayala or Logan or any other crap we’ve got out there

  2052. m October 4th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    First hit, rbi, and run scored. Nicely done.

  2053. jmv October 4th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    I hope that Ayala is on his way to NY already. Just saying

  2054. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    three more runs…

  2055. syd_cash October 4th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    its okay Grandy, you played your heart out tonight :D

  2056. Melk Man October 4th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Bring in Ayala to close this one out

  2057. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    @Trisha
    The umpire rotation so far has been Randazzo, Cooper, Davis, Iassona, Barrett, Welke

    So it looks like Ted Barrett? Or Welke. But it should be Barrett.

  2058. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    The eighth might be a good opportunity to get Hughes some work.

  2059. The Other Phil October 4th, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Come on Robbie. Double digits!

  2060. Mike in Harrisburg October 4th, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Make em feel bad for thinking they could win, boys. No mercy

  2061. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Betsy October 4th, 2011 at 11:17 pm

    The Yankees really should get Hughes in the game; they have a big lead and he hasn’t pitched in a week. He really won’t be of much use to them without any work.

    —-

    Agreed.

  2062. jacksquat October 4th, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    How much of a lead where you don’t use Robertson and Mo?

  2063. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Yes, Hughes needs work. Robertson for the 8th, Hughes for the 9th

  2064. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Yeah Robby! 2 More RBI.

  2065. m October 4th, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Valverde is already the most hated man in the AL outside of Detroit.

    Let’s win it in 5, so he can be the most hated man in the AL?

    Cano 8
    Gardner 5

  2066. The Other Phil October 4th, 2011 at 11:19 pm

    Yay! Double digits!!

  2067. Jerkface October 4th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Montero is gonna bat again

  2068. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Now you bring in Hughes for 2 innings.

  2069. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Cano doesn’t want Gritner catching him in the RBI department.

  2070. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Robbie joins the party!!!

  2071. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Suck it Valverde……you’re going back to New York.

  2072. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    sweeeettt!!

  2073. syd_cash October 4th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    it is so silent….only PBP guy talking on TBS and I can here crickets in De-troit

  2074. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Wow. Where the hell are we playing? Tampa Bay!?

  2075. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Now this is my kind of game :) :). :)

  2076. randy l. October 4th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    “How much of a lead where you don’t use Robertson and Mo?”
    i think they just got it

  2077. jmv October 4th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Hughes could go 2 innings, dont you think?

  2078. hardwired7 October 4th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Don’t forget to take your white towels.

  2079. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Iassonia deserves any beating up he gets.

    Cano with another hit.

    That’s gonna hurt.

    And now those true blue fans are in retreat, which makes sense since they were waving the surrender flags.

  2080. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    Time to take down the plastic in the Tigers locker room

    HAHAHAHAHA

  2081. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Let Wade or Hughes pitch the 8th inning. Save Robertson so he can go 2 innings if they need it on Thursday. Please no Ayala..it’s only a 9 run lead lol

  2082. BA October 4th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Complete meltdown by DET relievers. How sweet it is!

  2083. luis October 4th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Save some runs for thursday guys

  2084. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Let’s win it in 5, so he can be the most hated man in the AL?
    —-
    Agree

  2085. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    I’d pitch Mo regardless to get him some work and make sure he’s sharp for Thursday.

  2086. Nilsson October 4th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    This series is heading back to the Boogie Down. I reckon the Stadium will be in a frenzy for Game 5.

  2087. JimK October 4th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    “Turn out the Lights, the Party’s Over.”

  2088. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Do you want to change your name to Homer Junior? Your friends can call you Ho Jew!

  2089. sunny615 October 4th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Let’s hope the Tigers blow out their entire bullpen tonight.

  2090. mick October 4th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    the wheels on the bus come off off off
    even sori smiled
    alex is hitting it hard
    But let the BETTER team win….(not the Tigers Betsy)

  2091. P October 4th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Man, this team can be so unpredictable.. (aside from Mark Teixeira)

    I hope Arod smashes one right now, if for confidence building a lone !

  2092. Asd October 4th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Wow. Guys, way to make us all proud. Way for each and every team member to play a part. Montero is gonna be a great Yankee.

  2093. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    I reckon the Stadium will be in a frenzy for Game 5
    —-
    It had damned well better be!!!!! :) :) :)

  2094. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Great to laugh at the sky is falling crew from earlier in the game. Will you ever learn???

  2095. mick October 4th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Jesus comes up again soon..Stay Tuned!!!

  2096. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    I hope they bring the bats back home with them, while the Tiggers forget to bring theirs. :twisted:

  2097. blackaccord October 4th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    I would still keep hughes for game 5 if required.. We can pitch logan and ayala tonight..

  2098. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    the yankees have won 2 blowout games, and the 2 losses they have had, the go ahead run as been on base for them. That says quite a bit about this team. When they don’t bring their A game, they still have a chance to win. When they bring their A game, its near impossible to beat them. What a amazing effort from the yankes tonight. I am so proud of our guys tonight.

  2099. P October 4th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Do you want to change your name to Homer Junior? Your friends can call you Ho Jew!
    ===============

    If I was Jewish I would find that very offensive.

  2100. ralphfl October 4th, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    mariano is going to pitch 1 inning tonight bank on it

  2101. sunny615 October 4th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Probably Ayala or wade for the last two??

  2102. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Robbie hit a few balls right on the nose and had nothing o show for it, then flares on and gets 2 RBI..

  2103. Bret The Hitman October 4th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Poetic justice if the Yankees pound Valverde into the Twittersphere to join his soulmate Adrian Gonzalez.

  2104. ralphfl October 4th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Mariano has not pitched since game 1 he is going to pitch

  2105. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Alex!!!

  2106. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Hard to believe it was 4-1 about 30 minutes ago and we were trying to decide D-Rob vs Mo for the bottom of the 8th.

  2107. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Alex getting locked in.

  2108. P October 4th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Yes !!! Arod is waking up .. !!!!! Just what we need :-)

    ARODDDDDDDDDDDDDD!!!!

  2109. Duh Innings October 4th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Tonight’s rout sets up a three-inning save by Mariano Rivera Thursday night.

    Nova the first six innings, Rivera the last three : )

    If you don’t think Rivera can record this save, you are not a true Yankee fan.

  2110. MoRings42 October 4th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    a good loss? lol you’re waking people up

  2111. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Arod looks good now. His last 2 at bats have been very good. Too bad they are off tomorrow. I hope it doesn’t hurt them…

  2112. sunny615 October 4th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Arod – 0 for 12. And now two hits in one inning.

  2113. syd_cash October 4th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    A-rod is heating up for game 5!

  2114. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Despite it being 10-1, granderson’s two plays changed the entire complection of this game.

  2115. igotid88 October 4th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    A-Rod 2-2 this inning

  2116. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    With the way AJ was starting the game, and the way the Yankees were batting, it just didn’t look good.

    Loving the way this game is going. The Yankees needed this. Big time.

    I knew Alex needed more at bats. Maybe this is when he gets it going. Any hits are welcome.

  2117. sunny615 October 4th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Bat speed for Arod coming around.

  2118. m October 4th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Can’t lose sight that AJ was huge in this game. He just crushed the Tigers players’ souls. They thought he’d be a sucker out there.

  2119. Benny Blanco October 4th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Alex is starting to get hot…PITCHERS BE AFRAID… BE VERY AFRAID ***evil laugh***

  2120. JM October 4th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Alex is about to go on a tear….

  2121. Mike in Harrisburg October 4th, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    lighten up Francis, its a Simpson’s reference

  2122. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Can’t lose sight that AJ was huge in this game. He just crushed the Tigers players’ souls. They thought he’d be a sucker out there.
    —-
    I was just thinking that myself.

  2123. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Agree, “A” pen could use some work.

  2124. blake October 4th, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Yay offense!

    Alex is starting to get the bat head to the ball now and that’s a huge development for the Yankees going forward in these playoffs.

    Classic Yankee baseball tonight….get the starter out early and feast on the pen.

    AJ earned his contract for the year tonight…..just a huge outing for him…huge.

    Montero’s bat speed is blinding…..I felt the wind and tremors from that 3-0 cut from here.

  2125. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Save Robertson for two innings Friday and use Mo for an inning to keep him sharp.

  2126. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    Bret The Hitman October 4th, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Poetic justice if the Yankees pound Valverde into the Twittersphere to join his soulmate Adrian Gonzalez.
    =======

    Personally, I’d rather see the Ynaks take it to Fister, and break it open in the first.

  2127. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    A Proctor proof lead!

  2128. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 11:25 pm

    I really hope they Troll the hell out of Valverde through the security line at the Detroit Airport.

    Make him go through the scanner twice for making such a dumb prediction

  2129. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Since the bats look like they are coming around, does Girardi get ANY credit for staying steady with the lineup and believing in the guys?

  2130. blake October 4th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    No Ayala Joe…..off day tomorrow throw D Rob and Rivera anyway so they are sharp for Thursday….no reason to give the Tigers life

  2131. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Alex is heating up…..

  2132. Duh Innings October 4th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    Granderson’s two fantastic catches which saved five runs (for the first ball he caught would’ve been an inside the park grand slam had he missed it) should be a case for a new defensive stat called “Runs Saved With Defense” (RSWD or RSD.)

    An RSD could be a run which in the estimation of the official scorer saved a run.

  2133. Benny Blanco October 4th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    LGY October 4th, 2011 at 11:23 pm
    Alex getting locked in.=========

    LGY, I sense a strong presence in the force..

  2134. P October 4th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    OF course Tex ends it with a air out.

    He can’t even get a hit when the pressure is off. Now granted that was probably the best he hit a ball all series.. but the guy sucks.

  2135. -Matt- October 4th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    That would have been an absolute blast in the Bronx

    I think Comerica is a good exercise for the Yankees to swing harder and the Tigers to give up more fly balls

  2136. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    AJ just save the season. Everybody that quit on him owes him an apology.

  2137. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    m, this game was a 100% team effort. Good enough pitching from AJ, Great fielding plays by the Grandyman to save it from the times when AJ was shaky, and the bats waking up and maybe getting to where they weren’t looking to do too much.

  2138. jmv October 4th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    Mo could stay sharp with just one batter

  2139. Betsy October 4th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    I’m fine with Mo coming in for a batter or two, but it’s ridiculous not to get him at least an inning – and then if we advance, put him on the roster and expect him to be effective.

  2140. blake October 4th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    You could see Alex getting closer earlier in the game…..he’s getting the bat head there now. If he gets hot then the Yanks are in good shape.

  2141. luis October 4th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    P,

    Jeter brought in the first two runs, the more important ones. Without those, maybe the rest doesn’t happen

  2142. Tar October 4th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    “granderson’s two plays changed the entire complection of this game”

    Without a doubt.

    Jeters double was also a big blow ( even if it was early) in this game. it seemed to take some of the pressure off.

  2143. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    m October 4th, 2011 at 11:24 pm

    Can’t lose sight that AJ was huge in this game. He just crushed the Tigers players’ souls. They thought he’d be a sucker out there.

    —-

    True. Once he settled down & had that 1-2-3 in the 2nd, the game changed. AJ bent a couple of times, but didn’t break. Granderson also came up big defensively & calmed everything down. Then the yankees started to score

  2144. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Tex has hit a few balls hard tonight, good sign going to YS

  2145. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    AJ just save the season. Everybody that quit on him owes him an apology.
    +++++++

    AJ was the turning point in the RS’s season as well. That game on September 1st, where he changed his mechanics, and the Yankees beat Lester, was when the RS went into their losing streak.

  2146. P October 4th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Benny Blanco October 4th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    LGY October 4th, 2011 at 11:23 pm
    Alex getting locked in.=========

    LGY, I sense a strong presence in the force..
    =========================================

    Seriously, it’s what we need to get the WS. PLus Cano will see better pitches if Arod is a threat behind him… Can you believe they loaded the bases walkign Cano tonight to pitch to Alex ?

    The force is strong in this family. Help me A-HomeRun-Rod_riguez you’re my only hope !

  2147. ConcernedCitizen October 4th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Seriously, Grandy and AJ are heroes. ‘Nuff said.

  2148. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    P October 4th, 2011 at 11:22 pm
    Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 11:21 pm

    Do you want to change your name to Homer Junior? Your friends can call you Ho Jew!
    ===============

    If I was Jewish I would find that very offensive.
    ——————————–

    I’m Jewish and I don’t find it offensive. People need to lighten up a bit imo.

  2149. Patrick October 4th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    This is what happens when the Yankee bats get to face Phil Coke and co.

    We are spanking these guys extra hard so they remember who their daddy

  2150. blake October 4th, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Granderson was awesome tonight….if he doesn’t catch those 2 balls…especially the first one then you never know how the game plays out…..AJ gives up a 3 spot in the 1st and he may have unraveled completely….instead that gave him new life and he settled down.

  2151. m October 4th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    I would let someone else pitch. Mo can get his work in on the side.

    HUUUUGHES!

  2152. Bronx Jeers October 4th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Does your father know he raised a troll?

  2153. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Speaking of healthy eating, other than two tablespoons of manhattan clam chowder eaten for good luck purposes, I haven’t had dinner. So I am now going to go to my favorite chef, Taco Bell, and grab some take out. I have a feeling we have this game in hand. :) I will definitely be back before the end of the game.

  2154. Laura - I Bleed Blue October 4th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    I hope the stats guys saw those plays that Granderson made. He supposedly is the worst CF in the AL according to the stat geeks. I’ve watched almost every Yankee game this season and the guy simply isn’t that bad. Does he sometimes take the wrong route to a ball? Sure, but he’s not a butcher out there.

  2155. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Tex has hit a few balls hard tonight, good sign going to YS
    —–
    I think that last one he hit would have been a YS HR. Like Miguel’s the other day

  2156. Patrick October 4th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    This is what happens when the Yankee bats get to face Phil Coke and co.

    We are spanking these guys extra hard so they remember who their daddy is

  2157. Nilsson October 4th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Comerica is a tough place to hit. Definitely not made for this Yankee lineup, lol.

  2158. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Let Mo get 2 outs in the 9th, he needs the work. They don’t want him coming in for game 5 all rusty. He hasn’t pitched in forever.

  2159. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    I expected AJ to come through. Been saying it for close to a month that his great stuff had to keep him in the mix for playoffs. Great job by him.

    Huuuuuuuughes!

  2160. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    With all of those gift runs, all of the runs were earned. Go figure.

  2161. Phranchise October 4th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Some good looking swings from Arod and Tex. Good signs at least.

    Come on Phillip

  2162. blake October 4th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Kinda like getting Hughes in there…..have DRob ready still.

  2163. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    6 runs on 40 pitches…. thats a pretty absurd ratio right there.

  2164. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Hughes at 94 !

  2165. -Matt- October 4th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Hughes tossing 94

    I like it

  2166. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Jeters double was also a big blow ( even if it was early) in this game. it seemed to take some of the pressure off.

    ——————

    Jeter’s double was huge.

    It’s a blowout now but you can’t lose sight of early game developments in games like these. Set the tone for the offense.

  2167. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    P,

    I find you and pathetic childlike posts bashing every Yankee offensive, and your posts about your fake father offensive.

    That’s a direct quote from The Simpsons, you idiot

  2168. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Hughes! If he has a nice outing, this could really be a plus for the Yankees bullpen. Giving alternate moves to Ayala!

  2169. Phranchise October 4th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    We will see what Phil has out of the pen and see if he can be used Thursday. This is good. And get Mo an inning

  2170. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Arod’s average skyrockets to .143 lol.

  2171. kd October 4th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    can martin really catch all of these innings?

    maybe montero should catch in a 10-1 game?

  2172. Betsy October 4th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    I mean Hughes……otherwise he should not be taking up a roster spot.

    HUGE props to AJ. I never thought big spots got to him, but he’s just such an inconsistent pitcher…………. kudos to him. That’s 2 times in the last 3 years he’s helped save our bacon.

    Also, Grandy – my man. The guy is just a tremendous ballplayer and I’m glad to see maybe he’ll get some love.

  2173. blake October 4th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    pumping 94′s ….If Hughes got going that would be cool and would somewhat replace what they lost with Joba.

  2174. m October 4th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    We did have the lead for Granderson’s second, more spectacular catch. But the first one should have been a routine out.

  2175. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 11:28 pm
    Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 11:26 pm

    AJ just save the season. Everybody that quit on him owes him an apology.
    +++++++

    AJ was the turning point in the RS’s season as well. That game on September 1st, where he changed his mechanics, and the Yankees beat Lester, was when the RS went into their losing streak.

    Yup. That may have been the biggest game of the season to change the momentum of Yanks/Redsox.

  2176. igotid88 October 4th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    nice curve by Hughes

  2177. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    After a long layoff, curve at 79.

  2178. Jerkface October 4th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    3 Biggest plays were the Jeter double and Granderson’s catches. Can’t disagree with that.

  2179. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Again, that’s why we need Martin behind the plate !

  2180. Tyler October 4th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Dirty from Hughes!!!

  2181. blake October 4th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    good hook there…

  2182. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    blake October 4th, 2011 at 11:30 pm

    pumping 94?s ….If Hughes got going that would be cool and would somewhat replace what they lost with Joba.
    ===

    He could wind up crowding out Ayala and Wade.

  2183. Duh Innings October 4th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    No Mo tonight, Mo for the final three innings Thursday. Let Robertson pitch an inning and see if Ayala can get his head right. If he can’t there’s Wade. No Mo brought in with a friggin’ 10-2/3 lead and an out or two.

    If the Yanks are up by three or fewer runs through six in Game 5 you really, truly trust Soriano and Robertson with possibly Logan somewhere in there over Rivera? I don’t, and I like Robertson.

    Rivera in the seventh inning of Game 5 says “You ain’t winning this one, Tigers.” especially if it’s a three-run lead he’s protecting.

    If it’s a three-run lead, no way Mo pitches a 9 ERA or worse in 3 innings to blow the save, I just can’t see it.

    Mo will have thrown exactly three pitches in a game in a week after tomorrow – let’s keep it that way until the seventh inning of Game 5.

  2184. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 11:31 pm

    Let Phil go the 9th too

  2185. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    “AJ just save the season. Everybody that quit on him owes him an apology.”

    That leaves me out, ha ha. Always had his back.

    Food time!

    “Pollyanna” is leaving the building…

    See ya now Betsy.

  2186. blake October 4th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Hughes stuff looks really good tonight….fastball is jumping out of his hand

  2187. Phranchise October 4th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Hughes is looking confident and strong here. Now big would another shut down one inning guy be in a game 5?

  2188. Benny Blanco October 4th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Blake,

    Arod is thisclose to being locked and loaded!!!

  2189. luis October 4th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 11:25 pm
    A Proctor proof lead!

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

    There is nothing Proctor proof

  2190. jacksquat October 4th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Hughes 95

  2191. ConcernedCitizen October 4th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Coming from a diehard Simpsons fan AND a Jew, it’s spelled “HoJu.” Just sayin’.

  2192. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Happy to see Phil :D

  2193. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Prices for game 5 sky rocketing on stubhub.

  2194. Phranchise October 4th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    94 – 95 fastball and tight

  2195. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    SuperNova is looking loose in the dugout and ready to roll.

  2196. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    This park is annoying… When a hitter makes great contact and it sounds like a homer… its just a lazy fly. But, when someone hit the ball and it doesn’t look like much it ends up clearing the gaps. Michael kay would be VEEEEERY annoying to listen to in games played here.

  2197. igotid88 October 4th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Tight strikezone now for Hughes. Not good with Cabrera

  2198. igotid88 October 4th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    HUUUUUUUUUGHES

  2199. Phranchise October 4th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Wow. I mean not a pressure spot, but just showed a lot right there.

  2200. jmv October 4th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Hu-So-Ro-Mo?

  2201. blake October 4th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    If Granderson doesn’t catch that ball in the first inning then who knows how this plays out.

    Hughes looking very very good…..he just blew Cabrera away

  2202. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Nilsson October 4th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Comerica is a tough place to hit. Definitely not made for this Yankee lineup, lol.
    ++++++++

    In that park I would think a team like the Rays would be better suited, or even the Angels, more running and small ball with some sprinkling in of long balls on the side.

    And Hughes did great!

  2203. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    High heat to Miggy. K!!!

  2204. BBFan October 4th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Mariano will pitch the ninth.
    He has too much rest.
    He tends to be a little wild when he has too much rest.
    An inning will make him sharp for game 5 and tomorrow is a rest day any way.

  2205. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    2009 Phil Hughes has made an appearance here in October.

  2206. Betsy October 4th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Phil looked very good against Cabrera……..

  2207. RadioKev October 4th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    “Cabrera strikes out Phil Hughes”

    Indeed

  2208. Nick in SF October 4th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Hughes K’s Fatty!

    Take that, winter conditioning program. :mad:

  2209. -Matt- October 4th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Holy crap

    Whiffs Cabrera on a high 95mph fastball
    Sheesh, keep Hughes in the pen

  2210. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Nice inning for Hughes.

    The Yanks are now in the Tiger’s heads.

  2211. P October 4th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    luis October 4th, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    P,

    Jeter brought in the first two runs, the more important ones. Without those, maybe the rest doesn’t happen
    =======================

    I’m not saying Jeter is doing bad (like Tex) I am just saying that Gardy really is shining and makes more sense to be lead off. Just like Cano is better off in the 3 spot then Tex…

    Personally I’d rather see :

    Gardy
    Curtis
    Cano
    Arod
    Jorge
    Tex
    Swish
    Martin
    Jeter

    Jeter’s ego wouldn’t allow it. I remember Jeter said, “I don’t care where I hit in the batting order as long as it’s 1,2 or 3″.

  2212. mick October 4th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    Hughes looks sharp
    we are just revving up!

  2213. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 11:33 pm

    I sure hope Montero is not traded, he could become what we all think he will !!!

    This short time up, with few AB’s, and he looks very confident.

  2214. igotid88 October 4th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Gotta leave Hughes in the rest of the game. Although it sucks that they use him now

  2215. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Nice inning Phil!

  2216. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Hughes from the pen works atm. He got his velocity back.

  2217. JimK October 4th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Maybe Hughes is really suited for the BP

  2218. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Bronx, here we come. So happy!!! :)

  2219. blake October 4th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    “2009 Phil Hughes has made an appearance here in October.”

    Think how that would shorten the game. He was 94/95 that entire inning.

  2220. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 11:34 pm

    Unfortunately that inning demonstrated even more that Ayala had no business pitching in game 2.

  2221. PittsburghYankeeFan October 4th, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    If Phil can pitch like this, with Cory Wade it shortens the rest of the games to 5 innings. Let’s see what happens if they win Thursday.

  2222. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    ConcernedCitizen October 4th, 2011 at 11:32 pm

    Coming from a diehard Simpsons fan AND a Jew, it’s spelled “HoJu.” Just sayin’.
    =====

    If I was a Ju, I would be offended by that :)

  2223. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    This has been a rough year on Hughes and ARod. If both of them can turn it around now, I won’t complain.

  2224. PittsburghYankeeFan October 4th, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Not sure I’d have him pitch the 9th. They may need him Thursday.

  2225. blake October 4th, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    Montero’s bat speed just jumps at you when you see him….If they make it to the ALCS he could be a huge determining factor

  2226. Phranchise October 4th, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Again, Montero has shown that he has quite a bit of self-confidence. Since he has been up, nothing seems to phase him. Pressure of being hyped, the spot lights, Boston series for his first at bat, the spectacle of NY, now the playoffs. I think you have to be impressed at his age.

  2227. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Cabrera is hitless today :D

  2228. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    “Cabrera strikes out Phil Hughes”

    +++++++++++

    Huh? Cabrera is pitching? Hughes is Batting? When did I miss this? lol.

  2229. blake October 4th, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    “Unfortunately that inning demonstrated even more that Ayala had no business pitching in game 2.”

    please don’t speak of that

  2230. luis October 4th, 2011 at 11:36 pm

    Very impresive outing from Hughes….good velocity and movement, he struckout cabrera with some serious heat

  2231. m October 4th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Who’s the last man in the pen? Ayala? Let him pitch if you want to see Hughes saved for Thursday.

  2232. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    This has been a rough year on Hughes and ARod. If both of them can turn it around now, I won’t complain.
    ================================================

    Agreed. And look how well we did without them.

  2233. P October 4th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    P,

    I find you and pathetic childlike posts bashing every Yankee offensive, and your posts about your fake father offensive.

    That’s a direct quote from The Simpsons, you idiot
    ========================================

    I only bash Tex and Martin. and regardless if it is a simpson’s quote or not it’s a racial remark and unacceptable according to the terms & conditions of this blog.

    Don’t worry, I messages Chad already, he can deal with it. No my job to police or push people buttons.. even bright ones like yourself. Carry on.

  2234. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Jesus…Is Loose!

  2235. Against All Odds October 4th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Jesus :)

  2236. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Two hits for the Jesus.

  2237. Bronx Jeers October 4th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Montero’s going to be a 3rd baseman’s nightmare.

  2238. Phranchise October 4th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Oh look Jesus 2-2 . Maybe we should let him hit some?

  2239. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Can’t beat that !

  2240. -Matt- October 4th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Montero is just so good

  2241. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Montero! I love this kid.

    Sitting and collecting dust, comes in and just hits.

  2242. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    LOL. Montero 2-2.

  2243. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    MonTerror >>>> Smoak

  2244. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Montero 2 for 2 against righties! :D

  2245. JM October 4th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Impressed again with Jesus. Hasn’t hit in a week, first at-bat in the postseason, and he’s still calm and collected.

    Would love to see him hit against those Texas lefties…..Gotta win Game 5 first

  2246. Benny Blanco October 4th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    PLAY MONTERO.. please!! Three days off and he has two hits?? WOW!

  2247. blake October 4th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    well what do you know….2 hits of RHP. He can rake…..he looks bigger than Cabrera

  2248. Triple Short of a Cycle October 4th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Man if only Montero could hit right handed pitching

  2249. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    one catcher gets a base hit… the other gidp. LOL
    : )

  2250. Betsy October 4th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    I think they should pitch him in the 9th because he may be needed in the future to go more than 1 inning. It will also be a good thing to see if he can maintain the stuff without that initial adrenaline

  2251. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Jesuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuus!!!……..

  2252. ConcernedCitizen October 4th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Gotta love Montero out there. That kid is unreal.

  2253. igotid88 October 4th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    Montero 2 for his 1st 2 at bats in the postseason. Hughes and Montero proving Girardi almost waited too long to get them in a game

  2254. Jerkface October 4th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    I don’t want to say I told you so, but come on. Jesus Montero. Told you so.

  2255. Spudz October 4th, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Montero!!!!! If he keeps this up he will be back next season! Heads will roll if he gets traded.

  2256. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    Bronx Jeers October 4th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Montero’s going to be a 3rd baseman’s nightmare.
    ++++++
    That and the fans’ best friend with all the free baseballs they will get. ;)

  2257. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    If Montero could hit RHP he would have 2 HRs by now. :(

  2258. Yogi Mantle October 4th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Montero is going to be tough to trade, as Cashman won’t want to see that beautiful bat going elsewhere.

  2259. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Announcers never have anything bad to say about our homegrown guys. That is such a great feeling.

  2260. Tar October 4th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    For those that don’t know— P is a kid, a juvenile, not an adult. Just ignore.

  2261. P October 4th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    AJ’s last 2 starts were fantastic.. I think he’s earned another.. what do you think ?

  2262. Patrick October 4th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Monterror i like that. I’m partial to Monstero myself. :)

  2263. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    P October 4th, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    P,

    I find you and pathetic childlike posts bashing every Yankee offensive, and your posts about your fake father offensive.

    That’s a direct quote from The Simpsons, you idiot
    ========================================

    I only bash Tex and Martin. and regardless if it is a simpson’s quote or not it’s a racial remark and unacceptable according to the terms & conditions of this blog.

    Don’t worry, I messages Chad already, he can deal with it. No my job to police or push people buttons.. even bright ones like yourself. Carry on.
    =============

    :roll:

  2264. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 11:38 pm

    MonTerror >>>> Smoak

    I wonder if any Seattle fans are watching this game

  2265. kd October 4th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    seattle should tar and feather their general manager

  2266. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    Nope montero can’t hit righties. Can he play RF?

  2267. stuart a October 4th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    montero will be on the team next year. if not I would be shocked and the Yanks would hav eKing Felix..

    the guy is 21 and a hitting savant like cabrera………

  2268. Betsy October 4th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Now maybe Joe will get the kid some playing time……..although I was fine with Posada starting

  2269. PittsburghYankeeFan October 4th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Let them finish this. Then we talk about Thursday.

  2270. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    P : Don’t worry, I messages Chad already, he can deal with it. No my job to police or push people buttons.. even bright ones like yourself. Carry on.

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

    With that sentence, you sound Italian ! NO OFFENSE TO ITALIANS

  2271. P October 4th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Tar October 4th, 2011 at 11:40 pm

    For those that don’t know— P is a kid, a juvenile, not an adult. Just ignore.
    ========================

    LOL as if the so-called adults are mature here. Whatever.

  2272. LGY October 4th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    I think Montero could swing twice before Chavez gets the bat through the zone.

  2273. EliasInNH October 4th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    Logan? WTF

  2274. Nilsson October 4th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    blake October 4th, 2011 at 11:35 pm
    Montero’s bat speed just jumps at you when you see him….If they make it to the ALCS he could be a huge determining factor

    ——————————————–

    Good point. Texas has tons of southpaws. Montero will be showcased.

    But first they have to win Game 5, and feel pretty confident about it.

  2275. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    …..

  2276. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Logan??why not Hughes???

  2277. Tabbert October 4th, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Montero will either be on the opening day roster…. or king felix will be on our pitching staff. Winning

  2278. UnKnown October 4th, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    What do you guys think of not giving MO any work here.

    With the off day tomorrow I would’ve

  2279. Patrick October 4th, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    I think Montero could swing twice before Chavez gets the bat through the zone.

    Ouch that’s pretty harsh man..

  2280. Nick in SF October 4th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Do Tigers fans realize this will could be the last time they see their team in person this year?

  2281. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Something tells me Montero will learn to play first, someday. Doesn’t run real well for outfield play, but you never know.

  2282. P October 4th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    P : Don’t worry, I messages Chad already, he can deal with it. No my job to police or push people buttons.. even bright ones like yourself. Carry on.

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

    With that sentence, you sound Italian ! NO OFFENSE TO ITALIANS
    ================================================
    nope, 1/2 hispanic and 1/2 white.

  2283. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    P : Don’t worry, I messages Chad already, he can deal with it. No my job to police or push people buttons.. even bright ones like yourself. Carry on.

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

    With that sentence, you sound Italian ! NO OFFENSE TO ITALIANS
    ===========

    If I was Italian, I would be offended by that. I’m snitching for your racial remark. :)

  2284. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    If the Yanks face Texas they will be walking Montero….not Cano.

  2285. Patrick October 4th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Save Hughes for thursday, I like it

  2286. blake October 4th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    Montero can mis-hit balls out of YS the way Cabrera can…..they might should try and get him an AB or two Thursday

  2287. stuart a October 4th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    mariano needs to get on the mound………………………..

  2288. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    P,

    Next time, try to speak/type the English language.

    Dont worry, if I get banned, Ill just be back using another name, perhaps Pedro Martinez was a steroid user.

  2289. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    Logan??why not Hughes???

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

    Confidence builder for Hughes, Mo needed an inn. But, he went to Logan.

  2290. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    Montero isn’t going anywhere.

  2291. luis October 4th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    P,

    You need a righthanded batter in that batting order you just showed up. Jeter batting second and you move grandy to bat fifth and you move Montero Sixth, Tex 7th and so on

  2292. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 11:44 pm

    P October 4th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    P : Don’t worry, I messages Chad already, he can deal with it. No my job to police or push people buttons.. even bright ones like yourself. Carry on.

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

    With that sentence, you sound Italian ! NO OFFENSE TO ITALIANS
    ================================================
    nope, 1/2 hispanic and 1/2 white.
    =========

    What’s the matter, skip[py? Don’t you like Hispanics? Those kinds of racial remarks violate the terms of use of this blog.

  2293. Phranchise October 4th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    It was more like Montero+Nova+Adams >>>>> Smoak + 3 nobodys

  2294. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    I am surprised that Joey binder doesn’t want to get Mo any work here. They don’t want him to be rusty in a game 5. Weird…

  2295. blake October 4th, 2011 at 11:45 pm

    “Something tells me Montero will learn to play first, someday”

    yup….he can catch and DH a few years and take over 1B at 26 or 27 when Tex’s deal is over…..or before then if Tex falls off a cliff towards the end

  2296. The Other Phil October 4th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Is this what the blog has devolved into? Yanks winning and going back to NY for Game 5 people!

  2297. Phranchise October 4th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Mariano never needs an inning. Why let the middle of the Tigers lineup face him at all if it isn’t needed. Don’t give them extra looks. You know Mo wil always be ready

  2298. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 4th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    P,

    Next time, try to speak/type the English language.

    Dont worry, if I get banned, Ill just be back using another name, perhaps Pedro Martinez was a steroid user.
    ====

    LOL! I heard rumors that Pedro was juicing. He went all the way up to 140 pounds from 98 pounds.. :)

  2299. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    P October 4th, 2011 at 11:43 pm

    4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 11:41 pm

    P : Don’t worry, I messages Chad already, he can deal with it. No my job to police or push people buttons.. even bright ones like yourself. Carry on.

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

    With that sentence, you sound Italian ! NO OFFENSE TO ITALIANS
    ================================================
    nope, 1/2 hispanic and 1/2 white.

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

    As Yogi might say, what’s the other half ?

  2300. blake October 4th, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Mo is Mo…he’s always ready to roll

  2301. Phranchise October 4th, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    “The Other Phil” That’s what it is, we said it earlier today.

  2302. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    trisha,

    Verlander is not smiling & laughing anymore!

  2303. pat October 4th, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Alex had 3 RBIs without a hit and then 2 hits in an inning without getting an RBI. You just can’t predict……

  2304. Phranchise October 4th, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Logan a nice inning

  2305. Betsy October 4th, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    I like the idea of Montero playing first, mostly because I don’t like the idea of young players being stuck at DH………. plus, it will save wear and tear on his knees.

  2306. LockDown October 4th, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Boone was filthy.

  2307. The Other Phil October 4th, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Ballgame!

  2308. hurricaneseason October 4th, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    9 more wins

  2309. Patrick October 4th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Do you all REALLY think mo can’t handle an extra day off? This is the greatest of all time we are talking about, he will be fine to close out a Yankee win on thursday

  2310. TheStraw October 4th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Boooyah!!!!!! Eat it Valverde!

  2311. yankeefeminista October 4th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Aaaand the Jankeeeeeees WIN!

  2312. syd_cash October 4th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Heroes of the day: AJ and Curtis Granderson (but overall the whole team stepped up) It was a very nice performance…Yanks playing like we all know they can :)

  2313. blake October 4th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    So happy and proud of AJ right now…..he and the offense saved the season and they have new life

  2314. Tar October 4th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    You can add CC’s name to bull pen for game 5.

  2315. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Phranchise October 4th, 2011 at 11:46 pm

    Mariano never needs an inning. Why let the middle of the Tigers lineup face him at all if it isn’t needed. Don’t give them extra looks. You know Mo wil always be ready

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

    Me tinks pretty much everyone has had a lot of looks ! LOL

  2316. DocTodd October 4th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Okay, now I know why Girardi used Logan…..Back to NYC!!!!!

  2317. terpbomber October 4th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Sterling lacking his usual enthusiasm for a win for some reason.

  2318. Phranchise October 4th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Montero may eventually replace Swish in RF if he can prove he can move out there. He has a solid arm.

  2319. Captain Clutch October 4th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Yes!!!! I have a ton of confidence in Nova on Thursday. I definitely think that he and the Yanks bullpen can and will out pitch Fister and their bullpen.

  2320. syd_cash October 4th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    look how monotone that swing and a miss was compared to Jeter last night from TBS

  2321. Bret The Hitman October 4th, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    If…IF…the Yankees advance, I think Joe and the circle of trust need to sit down and seriously deliberate about hitting Jesus Montero 4th behind Robinson Cano vs. all those lefties on Texas.

    I’m nervous for Nova Thursday night. I want this series badly because I think Detroit with Verlander was a major obstacle, perhaps the biggest of the 2011 post season. I don’t think Texas stands a chance against this lineup because of all their lefties.

  2322. JM October 4th, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    New thread —–>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

  2323. 4 NYY October 4th, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Gotta again give A J a lot of credit. I honestly didn’t expect it.

  2324. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    syd_cash October 4th, 2011 at 11:48 pm

    Heroes of the day: AJ and Curtis Granderson (but overall the whole team stepped up) It was a very nice performance…Yanks playing like we all know they can :)
    ======

    Jeter deserves a mention for setting the tone early with that double of his.

  2325. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    Back in time for the postgame.

    :)

    J Al, it played out just the way we thought it would.

  2326. P October 4th, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    It amazes me that once someone starts in with me, that 3 more of you so-called adults gang up on me. It’s sure great that you guys are so mature. I am proud to be part of a community with people that have such strength of character and integrity that you express.

    Then again, you guys with your shining personalities drove away 2 yankee insiders that if you were to meet in person, would beg for their autographs.. You’ve also drove away, or really limited 2 other very talented baseball folk.

    So when I end my posting for the night, I spend so much time thinking about the regulars on this blog, because after all, your contribution to the internet and your own lives is absolutely ineffable.

    If you only knew.. but you never will.

    No, not even you clowns will ruin my good spirits after this W. *HuGz and KiSSes*.

    Your Pal,

    P

  2327. Asd October 4th, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Has anyone else noticed that Detroits Ground Crew sucks? That square around the Detroit Logo behind the plate has darker grass. It looks really unprofessional. The outfield design is pretty weak too.

  2328. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 4th, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Where the heck is the postgame!

  2329. Ghostwriter October 4th, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Bret The Hitman October 4th, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    If…IF…the Yankees advance, I think Joe and the circle of trust need to sit down and seriously deliberate about hitting Jesus Montero 4th behind Robinson Cano vs. all those lefties on Texas.

    I’m nervous for Nova Thursday night. I want this series badly because I think Detroit with Verlander was a major obstacle, perhaps the biggest of the 2011 post season. I don’t think Texas stands a chance against this lineup because of all their lefties.
    ==========

    I’d rather see Montero hit fifth or sixth, and push Tex down in the order.

  2330. Duh Innings October 4th, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    Nova first six, Mo last three.
    Nova first six, Mo last three.
    Nova first six, Mo last three.
    Nova first six, Mo last three.
    Nova first six, Mo last three.

    1-0 Yanks through six, I trust Mo with the lead completely between him and his week of rest (I don’t even count his warmups and three pitches in Game 1.)

  2331. PittsburghYankeeFan October 4th, 2011 at 11:50 pm

    A rested, effective bullpen. Great defense. The middle of the order waking up.

    Give Girardi his props. He knows his relievers–sorry SJ, you’re wrong on this one.

    They were one HR away from ending this tonight.

    It’s now advantage Yankees, but they need to go out there and execute. If they don’t, they lose.

  2332. P October 4th, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Imagine if someone like Tino Martinez was a regular poster on this blog, but you so called adults (not all of you, there are actually some nice people here) drove him away because of your stellar personalities.. that would just suck for the community.

  2333. Yankee Trader October 4th, 2011 at 11:52 pm

    Granderson-

    Season MVP
    ALDS Yankee MVP.

    Going home to win in 5!

    Feeling great.

    Goodnight all.

  2334. Marcus October 4th, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Is all the hate gone, now?

  2335. P October 4th, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    Marcus October 4th, 2011 at 11:55 pm

    Is all the hate gone, now?
    ======================================

    GO YANKS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ( TEX IS A BUM! )

    :P

  2336. Curt Schilling was a steroid user October 5th, 2011 at 1:14 am

    yep

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