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Ninth inning lifts Yankees in Game 1

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Oct 08, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

A close game of missed opportunities turned into a huge win and early control of this division series as the Yankees scored five runs in the ninth inning for a 7-2 win at Camden Yards. Russell Martin led off the ninth inning with a tiebreaking home run off Orioles closer Jim Johnson — who had allowed just three homers all year – and the Yankees tacked on four more runs to pull away and breath easy. CC Sabathia came one out away from a complete game, allowing two runs on eight hits and leaving after a two-out double in the ninth. Ichiro Suzuki doubled in a run in the first inning, and Mark Teixeira tied the game with a hard-hit double off the top of the wall in the fourth, but both early runs came with a sense of disappointment. Those could have been big innings, but baserunning mistakes and outs in key situations left the Yankees chipping away rather than pulling away, and a two-run, third-inning single by Nate McLouth was enough to keep the Orioles in the game until the Camden Yards’ largest crowd of the year began heading for the exits the ninth.

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47 Responses to “Ninth inning lifts Yankees in Game 1”

  1. Benny Blanco October 8th, 2012 at 12:17 am

    CC….CC….CC

  2. Captain Clutch October 8th, 2012 at 12:18 am

    Yes!!! Great job by CC.

  3. MoRings42 October 8th, 2012 at 12:18 am

    10 more wins to go!!

  4. raymagnetic October 8th, 2012 at 12:18 am

    Sweep!!!!!

  5. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 8th, 2012 at 12:19 am

    Business as usual.

    :)

  6. bruceb October 8th, 2012 at 12:20 am

    So CC IS an ace!

    Would have hated to lose that game through damn fool base-running. Lesson learned I trust.

  7. MG October 8th, 2012 at 12:20 am

    Duh Innings II October 8th, 2012 at 12:18 am
    D-Rob not Sori to finish the game after three days of and with a day off Tuesday? WTF?
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    there is no point in explaining this but Robertson was warming up in the 8th inning, there was no reason to sit him down and warm up Soriano for an out or two with a 5 run lead.

  8. yankeefeminista October 8th, 2012 at 12:20 am

    C!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Flaherty just said he threw 28 CU.

  9. austinmac October 8th, 2012 at 12:22 am

    Great win. I love the ninth inning rallies. That’s what’s needed in the playoffs.

  10. Tar October 8th, 2012 at 12:22 am

    Great win. Good night Yankee fans. Tomorrow we have Andy to look forward to.

  11. Captain Clutch October 8th, 2012 at 12:23 am

    I wonder if the O’s did some weird crap where Yankees fans couldn’t purchase tickets. It’s weird to see so much orange and not a lot of Yankees fans. I know that for the one game play off you could only buy tickets if you live in the Baltimore area. Something had to be up tonight. Those were fake fans tonight.

  12. TheStraw October 8th, 2012 at 12:24 am

    Reds look like they’ll sweep, going home with 2-0 lead.

  13. jmv October 8th, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Rumor has it that O’s bullpen is a lock.

    Well, was just a rumor

  14. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 8th, 2012 at 12:25 am

    Night tar.

    :D

  15. Tabbert October 8th, 2012 at 12:25 am

    No going to think about bad base running, arods ab’s, pulling CC, all i care about is that we WON. CLUTCH CLUTCH CLUTCH. my goodness. Lets go YANKEES. what a GEM, and what a WIN.

  16. Triple Short of a Cycle October 8th, 2012 at 12:25 am

    I know that for the one game play off you could only buy tickets if you live in the Baltimore area

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    For real?? How can they do that??

  17. Nick in SF October 8th, 2012 at 12:26 am

    “Nick – I asked for a stat if someone had it. Nothing more. Thanks for ur useless response, however.”

    All that and sensitive too?

  18. luis October 8th, 2012 at 12:27 am

    Big win…Big ace like performance by our non ace ;) … Nice ninth inning offensively, especially Jeter’s hit and Cano coup the grace… For us to go deep in October/November, we need Cano to be the man and he was tonight…Keep it up You know?!

    I had a very long and dissapointing day…So I bid you all a very good night…I guess everything happens for a reason.

  19. luis October 8th, 2012 at 12:29 am

    I forgot…Loved Ichiro’s bunt as well…That’s caribbean ball at it’s best!…Oops! I should say Japanese ball

  20. Jerkface October 8th, 2012 at 12:30 am

    there was no reason to sit him down and warm up Soriano for an out or two with a 5 run lead.

    Soriano was warming up after the Martin HR though

  21. Tyler October 8th, 2012 at 12:31 am

    You could see the confidence from the O’s disappear in that 9th inning. They looked like a little league team on that Cano double. Great 1st win. It would be great to take the 2nd tomorrow with the legend on the mound.

  22. Triple Short of a Cycle October 8th, 2012 at 12:31 am

    Luis,

    Sorry about the results today. Hopefully he won’t make the full term with his failing health

  23. Triple Short of a Cycle October 8th, 2012 at 12:33 am

    A split at this point would be a disappointment. Too many times the Yanks win the first game and lose the second. Need tomorrows game as well

  24. lil m October 8th, 2012 at 12:33 am

    The performance everyone’s been hoping for all year, and it comes now when it counts the most . . . Yanks rocking some serious late-inning magic of their own tonight :) :) :) of course it starts with the Ace on the mound :)

  25. jmv October 8th, 2012 at 12:33 am

    Night, luis. Keep in touch if you can

  26. umbrelladoc October 8th, 2012 at 12:33 am

    JF – did they show Sori getting up? I could see him waiting a bit with 0 outs.

  27. Captain Clutch October 8th, 2012 at 12:34 am

    For real?? How can they do that??
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    Yep, they knew that the tickets would sell out right away. So for the first 2 hours that the tickets were on sale you had to have a zip code in the Baltimore area. After the 2 hours anyone coud buy a ticket but of course the tickets sold out under 1 hour. What losers.

  28. Triple Short of a Cycle October 8th, 2012 at 12:35 am

    is that legal?

  29. luis October 8th, 2012 at 12:38 am

    jmv October 8th, 2012 at 12:33 am
    Night, luis. Keep in touch if you can

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

    Sure man…I’ll ask Chad to give you my e-mail…It’s incredible that since we are the Venezuelan branch of lohud, we don’t get togehter down here ;)

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    Triple,

    Thanks…I think everything happens for a reason…maybe we are not ready?

  30. Captain Clutch October 8th, 2012 at 12:38 am

    I think it’s big to get to the O’s closer in game 1. Hitting their bullpen gives the Yanks even more confidence against their bullpen.

  31. Jerkface October 8th, 2012 at 12:40 am

    JF – did they show Sori getting up? I could see him waiting a bit with 0 outs.

    The japanese broadcast showed him throwing, but I assume he sat back down at some point. He would have pitched with a 2 run lead, so it would have had to be after the Cano double. Thats still a lot of time for a guy to get warm/loose.

    I think the Yankees went with the right move going to D-rob, though the most right move was staying with CC. Out of their relief options D-rob was pretty good for 1 out.

  32. Pat M. October 8th, 2012 at 12:58 am

    Nick in SF……The SF Giants ????? Oakland A’s ???? Should make for some interesting articles to read tomorrow…….I’ve dropped a few coins on them today……..

  33. Nick in SF October 8th, 2012 at 1:09 am

    Pat M, I was at the Cal demolition of UCLA in Berkeley last night and then watching the Yanks tonight, so I haven’t watched much of the Giants-Reds series. They’re up against it now.

    The A’s are a bigger disappointment because I have tickets for all three ALCS games in Oakland…. ugh. They really blew it today.

  34. Boss Tony N October 8th, 2012 at 1:35 am

    On this train!

  35. Nick in SF October 8th, 2012 at 1:38 am

    Lots of dejected Giants fans arriving in the neighborhood, some sitting in the Pho house I’ve just entered. They look so sad, I’m trying not to smile. :cry:

  36. Boss Tony N October 8th, 2012 at 1:38 am

    I cant believe Cal Ripken is going to get away with his “chinker” comment with Ichiro at the plate in reference to his going to the opposite field dinker and dunkers. Im going to take the clip, stick it on youtube and label it Cal Ripken is a racist.

  37. tucker October 8th, 2012 at 1:40 am

    The binder did a nicer job tonight. He out managed the manager of the year.

  38. Boss Tony N October 8th, 2012 at 1:44 am

    Binder did an excellent job. Loved the lineup. Loved Ichiro attempting to steal in the 1st. Liked starting the 9th with CC. Loved the pinch run of Ibanez with Nunez, but wanted it when Ibanez was at 1B.

  39. Pat M. October 8th, 2012 at 2:10 am

    Chinker has been a baseball expression forever …….Get over it and just take the freekin white gloves off and spare us with all this proper politacal rightness…….There was no malice just as there was no malice tha other night with Cone…..In fact there wasn’t a peep anywhere other than Jerkface the Ark who ranted and bored us to daeth with his Bullsh=t…….

  40. Jerkface October 8th, 2012 at 2:28 am

    Pat M, ardent defender of racism. Good job.

  41. Jerkface October 8th, 2012 at 2:29 am

    I’ve literally never heard the term ‘chinker’ in baseball. Perhaps it is a relic from the racist past of baseball.

  42. Jerkface October 8th, 2012 at 2:32 am

    Google David cone chopsticks for all the ‘peeps’, or search twitter. Also you need to look up the definition of ‘ranted’.

    Good of you to only drop by to hurl weak insults my way! You’re truly keeping LOHUD the friendly, informative baseball environment it was meant to be!

  43. Pat M. October 8th, 2012 at 3:22 am

    Jerkface……..It’s only my job for the past two to play one on one with you with playground rules………I have maybe a few hours and contront any of yuor boring self promoting bullsit and for myself to just nuetrilized the stentch……Others are allowed ti join in and try to earn Jerkface points………There quite a few LoHuders rthat are schedule to take part in this dismantling of a cyborg who’s gone amuck……….She be fun and provide enertainment for us all………………..a Low Key and demuted Jerkjace,,,,,,,,,,,,,,One few over the cukucko’s nest one tooo many times…………..Nurse Rachitt will be looking for Jerkface one last time……………………………………………………………………..Topic 1 Russell Martin / Mike Napoli …Naps can a person who can explain the question to him,,,,,,,,,even twice….

  44. Jerkface October 8th, 2012 at 3:23 am

    Pat m, you may want to take a stab at that one again when you get off the opiates.

  45. Pat M. October 8th, 2012 at 3:28 am

    Ni Face, it’s all the obtuse , smug and arragance that you made us suffer through…..Frankly, I laughted because what you were selling was so absurd…….I just find id funnu now, I say some delights and store them for the baseball I have over on occassions to re some of your offerings…..Some are excellent, however for every 1 Good JFace, there’s 5 numb nut outbreak of lunacy in how the game is played and viewed upon……………….All in the vein to impress and seek attention…….You should sick to what yoou know ( which is much ) and pass on the flair of showboating …….

  46. Jerkface October 8th, 2012 at 3:30 am

    Try too, still no bueno. I prescribe you 12 hours bed rest and try again in the morning.

  47. Jerkface October 8th, 2012 at 3:34 am

    Pat, I find it interesting you think its all about me, when the only one making it all about me is you.

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