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ALDS Game 4: Yankees vs. Orioles

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Oct 11, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (2-1)
Derek Jeter DH
Ichiro Suzuki LF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Nick Swisher RF
Russell Martin C
Curtis Granderson CF
Jayson Nix SS

RHP Phil Hughes (16-13, 4.23)
Hughes vs. Orioles

ORIOLES (1-2)
Nate McLouth LF
J.J. Hardy SS
Chris Davis RF
Adam Jones CF
Matt Wieters C
Jim Thome DH
Mark Reynolds 1B
Ryan Flaherty 2B
Manny Machado 3B

LHP Joe Saunders (3-3, 3.63)
Saunders vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 7:37 p.m., TBS

WEATHER: Temperatures in the mid to low 50s. Little colder than last night.

UMPIRES: HP Fieldin Culbreth, 1B Mike Everitt, 2B Mark Carlson, 3B Tony Randazzo, LF Angel Hernandez, RF Brian Gorman

WIN FROM THE PEN: Dave Robertson earned his third career postseason win last night. He’s now tied with Sparky Lyle for the third-most postseason relief wins in franchise history behind Mariano Rivera (8) and Mike Stanton (4).?Robertson has recorded the victory in each of the Yankees’ last three postseason extra-inning wins (also 2009 ALDS Game 2 vs. the Twins and 2009 ALCS Game 2 vs. the Angels).

WIN IN EXTRAS: The Yankees have won each of their last four extra-inning games dating back to the regular season, all coming in their last seven home games. The Yankees are 7-3 overall in extra-inning contests this season, including three wins against Baltimore (also April 10 and 11). The Yankees have won each of their last 10 extra-inning postseason games at home dating back to 1999. According to Elias, that is the longest such streak in Major League history.

NICE ROUND NUMBER: Derek Jeter is three hits away from 200 postseason hits in his career. No other player has collected more than 128 postseason hits, and no active player — unless you count Manny Ramirez — has as many as 100 postseason hits. Chipper Jones career ended at 97.

UPDATE, 7:50 p.m.: Hughes gets through a rocky first with no damage done.

UPDATE, 8:35 p.m.: Leadoff double by Nix goes nowhere in the third inning. Jeter puts together a 13-pitch at-bat, but it ends with the first of three straight outs to leave Nix stranded.

UPDATE, 8:58 p.m.: Hughes gave up a ton of home runs this season, and he’s just allowed one to Nate McLouth to put the Orioles in front in the fifth. The Yankees offense, meanwhile, has two hits.

UPDATE, 9:16 p.m.: Hughes is getting the job done. Needs some offense in the worst way.

UPDATE, 9:31 p.m.: Rodriguez goes down swinging against the right hander and it’s a tie game. The sac bunt worked to help bring in one run. Hughes back out for the seventh.

UPDATE, 9:35 p.m.: McLouth is 2-for-2 with a walk, double and home run off Hughes. Easy call to bring in Logan here, but Hughes gave the Yankees all they could have asked for: 6.2 innings, one run, eight strikeouts. He leaves with a 1-1 tie.

UPDATE, 9:52 p.m.: Former Yankees reliever Luis Ayala coming in to face Jeter with two on and two out in the seventh. Big opportunity to tkae the lead here.

UPDATE, 10:01 p.m.: Jeter takes a low strike and takes a high strike and it’s a strikeout to leave two runners stranded. Still tied at 1 with Robertson coming in.

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1,791 Responses to “ALDS Game 4: Yankees vs. Orioles”

  1. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 11th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Just coming in. I was driving when I heard the news about Joe Girardi’s dad and it made me cry for him. I thought about how close he was to his dad, and what he has to have been going through with that, and then to have that compounded by all of the negativity and complaints and criticisms he’s had to hear throughout these playoffs, well I just hurt for him.

    RIP Mr. Girardi. God bless Joe and his family.

    This game is for Joe’s dad.

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

    Go Phil!!!

    Go Yanks!!!

    Go Manager Joe Girardi!!!

  2. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Lol Ibanez has become a Yankee legend overnight… catching the 1st pitch tonight.

  3. luis October 11th, 2012 at 7:34 pm

    luis October 11th, 2012 at 7:31 pm
    Thanks Tom and GregD,

    I was listening to the pregema show and heard that his mom died 28 years ago…So he was 19 when she passed away…Poor guy

  4. Boss Tony N October 11th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    What a classless loser Ripken is. Smoltz actually came on the air and tried to be classy, and this loser Ripken is still making excuses. Its obvious you’re not on the steroids anymore Ripken, or your face wouldnt be so chunky.

  5. Barry October 11th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Quite a telling stat about Jeter’s post-season hit total. A lot of opportunity for him but clearly he is the constant.

  6. luis October 11th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Go Phil! Go Yankees!

  7. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Lets go boys!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. joeman October 11th, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    Lets Get It On !!!!

  9. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    let’s go phil…they yanks didn’t want to trade you for johan many years ago b/c they believed in you. now is a good time to show everyone why…

  10. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Go Hughesie! Go Alex! Go Yanks!

  11. Dj October 11th, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    Let’s go Yankees! Pitch well, Hughes!

  12. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Lets go hughsey!
    Lets go yankees!

  13. luis October 11th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Come on Ohil finish him

  14. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    put this awful hitter away already

  15. UnKnown October 11th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    I woke up today and said “Self let’s celebrate winning the ALDS tonigh!”

    LETS GO

    And also I truly hope CB stops by. That would be awesome.

  16. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    Go Yankees!!!

  17. luis October 11th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    I meant Phil

  18. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 7:39 pm

    abysmal

  19. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Damn Hughes. Walking the lead off guy isn’t good

  20. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    wtf is mark doing?????????

  21. BobbyJones October 11th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    r u kidding me

  22. luis October 11th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    He will Unknown… Her is hoping ;)

  23. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    not a good start….

  24. sunny615 October 11th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    That’s not a good start.

  25. jackamir October 11th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Lets go Phil!!!!
    Lets go Yanks!!!

    Lets score Early & Often !!!!
    Win this Game for all the Big Market teams that are home…..

  26. Dj October 11th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Ouch, that was a bad break.

  27. MG October 11th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    fire the groundskeeper…

  28. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    ugh…

  29. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    That was a stupid play. You have to get out at. 1st base. The o’s with more luck

  30. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    LUCK!!!!!!!

  31. luis October 11th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    OMG

  32. 4 NYY October 11th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    I’m thinking Nix and or A-Rod will come thru. They both have hit Saunders well.

    Really think this will be a higher scoring game also.

  33. Frozen Rope II October 11th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Great here comes a bomb

  34. sunny615 October 11th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Crap. Hope phelps is warmed up.

  35. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    MG October 11th, 2012 at 7:41 pm
    fire the groundskeeper…

    ———–

    LMAO!

  36. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Lowe and phelps should be ready just incase. I don’t trust Hughes at all and girardi can’t let this game get out of control.

  37. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    throw a f’n strike already

  38. MG October 11th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Hughes is missing up, not a good sign, hopefully he settles in.

    He has gotten 3 swings and misses on fastballs already, that means he has a good one tonight.

  39. luis October 11th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    CU Phil

  40. sunny615 October 11th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    It helps if you throw strikes.

  41. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    we’re gonna have to use our pen tonight…no way hughes makes it out of the 5th with this pitch count…

  42. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    oh my… these pitches are making me nervous. Cant believe davis didn’t send one of those out of the park.

  43. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Atta boy!

  44. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 11th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    I think Hughes is going to be fine. Time will tell whether I’ve gotten that call.

  45. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Hopefully he can get out of this inning. But hughes must locate tonight.

  46. UnKnown October 11th, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Does anyone know if Phil threw any side sessions or maybe face lived hitting during his somewhat long lay off from starting last?

  47. UnKnown October 11th, 2012 at 7:44 pm

    Phil looks to have a nice fastball tonight.

  48. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Hughes’ll be Ok; too long of a lay off .

  49. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Come on Hughes 1 more out!

  50. 4 NYY October 11th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    Someone said that we should keep it civil here tonight in honor of Girardi !

    Why not DO IT ? Enjoy the game and pull for all Yankees !

  51. luis October 11th, 2012 at 7:45 pm

    MG,

    He can live in the upper part of the plate as long as he has late movement…He does tonight… The problem might be if the ball keeps sailing back tothe middle ofthe plate to RHB

  52. 4 NYY October 11th, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Piece of cake ~

  53. luis October 11th, 2012 at 7:46 pm

    Unknown,

    Three BP sessions…But it’s not the same as a real game

  54. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    **wipes brow**

  55. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Atta boy, Phil!!!

  56. UnKnown October 11th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Nice Phil!!!!

    Got him to hit it to Death Valley.

    Let’s go Offense!

  57. Boss Tony N October 11th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Whew! Thank God.

  58. BobbyJones October 11th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    balls were hit hard

  59. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Oh my…hopefully hughsy settles down. Three fly ball outs already. Hopefully he gets those jitters out and pitches well when he starts with a clean inning. But.. the O’s weren’t missing by much.

  60. m October 11th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Silver lining: Got through the tough part of the lineup. :D

    Let’s go, bats.

  61. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    No harm no foul. Lets get some runs

  62. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    He is lucky to get out of that. Hopefully the offense can put some runs on the board against smoke and mirrors Saunders.

  63. Boss Tony N October 11th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    **cleans buttocks**

  64. MG October 11th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    luis, I agree…

    Hughes has a good fastball tonight, the O’s had every chance to square one up with two guys on and couldn’t do it.

    It doesn’t matter if he only goes 5 or 6 innings tonight, the bullpen is fully rested with the length the other guys have given them in the series.

  65. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Lets get to saunders early and get Yankee Stadium rocking.

  66. UnKnown October 11th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Thanks Luis – That is what I was wondering. And your right not the same, but still something.

    Again pitching has not been the problem and I doubt it will be tonight.

    I’m looking for the bats to bust out and bury these wannabe’s

  67. Duh Innings II October 11th, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Hughes 5 IP
    Logan/Rapada/Chamberlain 6th-7th
    Robertson 8th
    Soriano 9th
    WIN
    CC/Pettitte/Kuroda/CC/Pettitte/Kuroda/CC ALCS

  68. Frozen Rope II October 11th, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    The techno music playing when they go through the line up is pretty terrible, needs to be said

  69. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Logan seemed to have benefited the most from all the rest. He looked pretty nasty last night.

  70. MG October 11th, 2012 at 7:49 pm

    Are Joe Saunders and Nick Johnson twins separated at birth?

  71. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Lets go offense!

  72. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Go Jeet!

  73. luis October 11th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Come on Jeet! just don’t hurt yourself

    MG,

    Agreed

  74. Pat M. October 11th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    Well I just went outside and I can tell you that the sky isn’t falling guys……This game isn’t determined by pitch to pitch and batter to batter especially in the first inning……….Settle down and enjoy the game………Hey, Tricia !!!!

  75. Boss Tony N October 11th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    He was SAFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  76. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    derek look good running!

  77. Boss Tony N October 11th, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    He was out.

  78. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    not a strike!

  79. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    i detest umpires

  80. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Good evening!

    Sorry to hear about Girardi’s father. Both will be in my prayers

    Hughes was missing spots, all over the place. Hope it gets better

    Good to see Jeter running fast!

  81. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    ump giving saunders a high strike zone…

  82. Pat M. October 11th, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    MG….Great observation on the Hughes heater …….Now he needs to establish the breaking ball and he could be cruising

  83. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    When Saunders gets guys out I always wonder how it happened. He has such average stuff.

  84. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    i fear saunders is going to put up a kenny rogers detroit type performance…

  85. JobaTipsHisCap October 11th, 2012 at 7:52 pm

    Jeter looks pretty good on running

  86. Boston Jim October 11th, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Hughes was lucky

  87. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Atta boy Texy! lets go robbie!!!

  88. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    stay within your zone robbie.

  89. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Hopefully Cano is patient tonight

  90. Frozen Rope II October 11th, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    All in all aside from the usual strike zone issues, the umpires have actually been pretty solid. I just remember the epic squeeze job on cc in game three last year

  91. MG October 11th, 2012 at 7:55 pm

    Pat M, thanks, he needed that inning to settle in, I think.

    Saunders is scuffling out there, he’s gotten away with a couple of pitches right down the middle.

    I think the Yankees figure him out the 2nd time through the order if not sooner…

  92. Boss Tony N October 11th, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Amazing.

  93. Pat M. October 11th, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    dysunys……I’m thinking Joe and his slop doesn’t see the 5th

  94. Jeff NJ October 11th, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Not impressed with Saunders. I predict 8-6 Yankees.

  95. Boss Tony N October 11th, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    The Yankees batters always let pitchers get away with pitches down the middle. This is nothing new.

  96. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 11th, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Hey Pat M!

    :)

  97. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Arod should be able to tee off on those 87 mph fastballs. Well… i hope.

  98. Jeff NJ October 11th, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Anyone know why the story came out about Joe’s father today?

  99. Frozen Rope II October 11th, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    Joe and his slop probably moe down the yankees like every other junk pitcher has

  100. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Saunders throws garbage but he usually keeps guys off balance and finds a way to get outs.

  101. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 11th, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    The Yankees won last night’s game in the bottom of the 12th and tied it in the bottom of the 9th. Instead of fretting through every inning, why not just let it play out.

  102. Bring in the Goose October 11th, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    djsunyc says:
    October 11, 2012 at 7:52 pm
    i fear saunders is going to put up a kenny rogers detroit type performance…

    —–

    Kenny Rogers was throwing 94 that night.

    No joke.

  103. MG October 11th, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Joe Saunders is not unlike Freddy Garcia in his approach to pitching-didn’t teams usually catch up with Freddy the 2nd time through the order?

    Saunders used to throw harder and he’s been in the NL for a couple of years, give the Yankees a look at him before you get on their cases…

  104. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Saunders really looks like he has nothing. Smoltz is trying to make him out to be Koufax but I think they figure him out pretty quick. Tex was following everything he threw.

  105. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    Now they need Hughes to settle in and throw good strikes

  106. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 11th, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    “Anyone know why the story came out about Joe’s father today?”

    I think I read that he said he wasn’t emotionally ready to talk about it until today.

  107. Bring in the Goose October 11th, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Hughes keeps Reynolds in the park and we have a great shot at this.

  108. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    hitting goes down in the playoffs b/c hitters tend to play a bit tighter. so a guy like saunders who throws junk all over the place can keep our bats quiet. so i don’t think this will be a walk in the park…

  109. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    that was a strike!!!

  110. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    I think that the Peoria newspaper ran an obituary on his father today.

  111. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue October 11th, 2012 at 7:59 pm
    “Anyone know why the story came out about Joe’s father today?”

    I think I read that he said he wasn’t emotionally ready to talk about it until today.

    ——-

    still amazing in this day and age something can be kept secret for a week.

  112. Wang IS Taiwan October 11th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Great strike! Go PHil!!!

  113. luis October 11th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Big K

  114. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    K

  115. MG October 11th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Smotz really knows his pitching, this is excellent analysis of Hughes…

  116. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Hughes has some life on the heater. Lots of late juice.

  117. Meppie Amsterdam October 11th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    Thank God Phil got rid of his little mustache

  118. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    We will pound Saunders tonight. It’s written

    Phil is hitting the mitten! That’s good

  119. Boss Tony N October 11th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    ATTENTION EVERYONE,

    Please dont say tonight that Phil Hughes has it. Or his stuff is on.

    Please.

    Every time you do, it always turns around.

  120. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 11th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    I know the news about Joe’s dad has taken the shine off tonight’s game for me. I’m content to just wait it out, confident the Yanks will come away with the win. No rah rah feeling tonight.

    This is the kind of game I thought Phil would pitch. Again it was a gut feeling, nothing based on recent outings. It’s too soon to call it a correct feeling, but so far so good.

  121. MG October 11th, 2012 at 8:01 pm

    so much for pitch count issues…

  122. Wang IS Taiwan October 11th, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    I think Phil just had to settle down. Talk about nerves. He looked great in the 2nd.

  123. jackamir October 11th, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    These 3 mooks in the booth are like listening to 3 John Flaherty’s… MAYO !!!!

  124. luis October 11th, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    He did settled down…Much better FB command this inning…Only blemish, one hanging slider to Reynolds

  125. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Alright boys… lets get some runs! start us off AL!

  126. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Good inning from Hughes. Now let’s see Arod park a homerun over the fence and get the offense going. Saunders throws his speed.

  127. Nick in SF October 11th, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Fantastic inning from the Young Master, who often faced similar pressure as a youngster when deciding between riding crops at the stables.

  128. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Hi all! As fun as yesterday’s game was, completely unbelievable, I hope tonight’s is a nice easy Yankees win!

  129. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Let’s go Arod!!!

  130. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Go lil Alex!

  131. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Is it me or the crowd is supporting A-Rod???

  132. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    jmv October 11th, 2012 at 8:04 pm
    Is it me or the crowd is supporting A-Rod???
    —————————————————

    Sounds like it to me too. Maybe they are smarting up. Stupid to boo the guy.

  133. luis October 11th, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    jmv,

    As it should ;) I smell an Abomb

  134. Wang IS Taiwan October 11th, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Yessiree!!! Good job, Alex!

  135. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Good at bat for Arod. Now the Yanks have to put some runs on the board so the crowd really gets into it. Otherwise they will go to sleep.

  136. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    There we go Alex!! Saunders is terrified, haha.

  137. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Alright Alex!!! keep the line moving boys. The Yanks are seeing the ball VERY well early. Saunders aint fooling anyone with his offspeed.

  138. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Atta boy.

  139. luis October 11th, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Ok…I’ll settle for an Awalk

  140. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    if Alex is walking that’s a Great sign.

  141. Bring in the Goose October 11th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    I would quick pitch Swish every time.

    How annoying must it be to wait thru his routine?

  142. MG October 11th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    just missed it…

  143. Jeff NJ October 11th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Swisher needs to ride the pine

  144. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Good to know A-Rod won some fans with last nights post-game… He’s been classy for a while. Time to recognize that

  145. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Looked like he just missed that…

  146. luis October 11th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Hit it with the end of the bat, but it was a nice swing

  147. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Damn.. Swish got a nice swing on that. Saunders is not fooling anyone. We need to jump on him.

  148. Boss Tony N October 11th, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Can Granderson hit one HR?

  149. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    This is frustrating…. pretty hard hit balls right at guys.

  150. luis October 11th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    This Time Martin was jammed

  151. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Some patience from these batters would be nice. Saunders is garbage and just walked Arod.

  152. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Are these balls just dying in left or are these swings off the end of the bat? Both swish and Martin took really nice rips.

  153. Jeff NJ October 11th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    The fact that they are swinging and not getting hits today is a sign that the Yankees are definitely slumping, this guy is throwing batting practice fastballs

  154. Wang IS Taiwan October 11th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    I don’t think it’s right that Ripken’s in the booth. If TBS is going to put such a homer in there, then they should have balanced it out and asked a former Yankee to join in.

  155. luis October 11th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Come on Sounders…Arod is not going anywhere

  156. MG October 11th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Saunders will make some mistakes in the zone and get hit, so far his mistakes are balls…

  157. NYY_Girl_Penny October 11th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Granderson wow – 3 pitches every time.

  158. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    UNREAL!!!!!!!!!

  159. Boss Tony N October 11th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Granderson is seriously a pile of crap.

  160. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Granderson is just brutal right now.

  161. Jerkface October 11th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    No hits so far against a guy that averages more than a hit per inning, cool.

  162. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Saunders off speed pitches fooled absolutely no one…. except granderson. Ugh.

  163. Bring in the Goose October 11th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Ugh. Playoff baseball.

  164. MG October 11th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Granderson is just lost at the plate, this is a horrible slump

  165. sunny615 October 11th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Man. Granderson is hard to watch.

  166. joeman October 11th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    I can K Granderson right now

  167. luis October 11th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Jesus!!!! predictible…One down, twoto gofor the Grandy Sombrero :mad:

  168. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Can Granderson make contact at all? Hopefully defense is the only reason that he is playing over Ibanez. Talk about being completely lost.

  169. Boss Tony N October 11th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Like… there’s a pile of crap, and there’s Granderson. A pile of crap with green flies hovering atop.

  170. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Wang-

    I actually don’t think Ripken’s been too bad. A little biased but Smoltz has gotten on my nerves more than he has. The worst is Ernie Johnson though. Who needs a sleeping pill when you can listen to him all night.

  171. joeman October 11th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Granderson should have taken a seat tonight

  172. Shame Spencer October 11th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Hughes has looked solid so far..

  173. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    The fact that they are swinging and not getting hits today is a sign that the Yankees are definitely slumping, this guy is throwing batting practice fastballs

    ———————————

    How does a team always go into a slump in the playoffs?

  174. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    7k’s in 12 At bats for granderson per sweeney murti.. YIKES!

  175. NYY_Girl_Penny October 11th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Granderson will swing if Saunders throws at 1B .. he looks completely toast.

    Leadoff walk and who’s up at bat ?

    HeroHR 1
    HeroHR 2
    HeroHR (3 pitches only auto out) 3

    Arod is going to have a monster game, he is furious… !

  176. Boss Tony N October 11th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Ripken has been the worst of the 3.

  177. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    JF-

    I think they get to him the 2nd time through. Some hard hit balls going right at guys. Only guy who has looked totally lost so far is Granderson.

  178. Shame Spencer October 11th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Chad from the chat: See. Granderson’s become such an all-or-nothing hitter that he’s especially prone to slumps like this. He now has seven strikeouts in 12 at-bats this series. That’s ugly. Real ugly.

    That is ugly….

  179. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Hey everybody

    Yeah second time through were going to get him.

  180. Ken Phelps October 11th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Granderson really struggling

  181. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Hi, luis! A-walks are Ok too, LOL

    We are inches away from a HR… Not from Grandy, I guess

  182. Nick in SF October 11th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Granderson actually does look like he’s trying to hit the ball with a chopstick. Which I imagine would not be easy to do.

  183. Meppie Amsterdam October 11th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    I can’t believe Granderson keeps swinging at curveballs in the dirt. Unreal is right.

  184. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    It’s really amazing how awful Granderson looks.

    C’mon Phil. Hang another zero out there.

  185. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Granderson is just lost period.

  186. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Damn Hughes throw strikes. You can’t walk an easy out.

  187. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Boss Tony N October 11th, 2012 at 8:12 pm
    Ripken has been the worst of the 3.
    ———————————————–

    I don’t really blame him though for some bias. And I think he’s been fairly complementary of the Yanks…. TBS is dumb to put him on the O’s series though.

  188. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Cmon Hughsey… Can’t keep giving them free passes.

  189. joeman October 11th, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    $13 mil for another year..just say no and give him $2 mil to walk

  190. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Luis,

    Is Phil leaving the shoulder open?

  191. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Damn Hughes is going to get himself into trouble

  192. Ken Phelps October 11th, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    joeman October 11th, 2012 at 8:11 pm
    Granderson should have taken a seat tonight
    —-
    Agree he looks lost… He can look lost and then hit a 3 run homer and then strike out a million times

  193. Frozen Rope II October 11th, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Again, we’d be better off with ichiro’s corpse in center next year and cutting kkkkkurtis loose

  194. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    WHy is Chad having a separate Chat? He should come over here and chat.

    Lead-off BB’s suck, come on Phil.

  195. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Having ripken is one thing…. How can ernie Johnson be their top play by play guy? What a joke.

  196. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    thats what happens when you walk the lead off hitter

  197. Boston Jim October 11th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    get phelps up

  198. BobbyJones October 11th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    cant have a leadoff walk

  199. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    I would get Lowe or Phelps up. Everyone knew that Hughes wouldn’t come up big tonight. AAAA McCloth hurting the Yanks again. Pathetic…

  200. tomingeorgia October 11th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    o-0 in the third, and the boo birds are here already. No lessons learned from last night?

  201. luis October 11th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    jmv,

    Take care my friend….Got to go….Go Yankees!

  202. YankeesFanMan October 11th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Bad Hughes is here tonight this could be a long game.

  203. Ken Phelps October 11th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Ugh

  204. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    I hope someone is warming up. Hughes isn’t good enough to be trusted or get a long leash.

  205. willwill October 11th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    So sad, if they score it might just be enough to lose the game well until raul pinch hits

  206. JobaTipsHisCap October 11th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    The offense is still……

  207. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    See you, luis

  208. sunny615 October 11th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Looks like its crappy Hughes tonight.

  209. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    See you Luis, come back later

  210. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Martin’s been really good behind the plate this series. A miracle he kept that in front of him.

  211. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    o-0 in the third, and the boo birds are here already. No lessons learned from last night?

    —————————

    Are you happy with the offense this series?

  212. Wang IS Taiwan October 11th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Hi Tyler,

    As far as Ripken goes, it’s the principle of the matter. He’s not a bad guy, but come on…use him on another series.

  213. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    HUGE!!!!!

  214. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Nice play!

  215. MG October 11th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    nice play by Hughes there…

  216. Meppie Amsterdam October 11th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    That’s it Philbert

  217. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Nice play!

    Machado showed himself as a rookie

  218. Nick in SF October 11th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    I just got an EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM Required Weekly Test.

    I was afraid that would mean the O’s had hit a homer. :oops:

  219. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Big out…Let’s go Hughes!!!

  220. JobaTipsHisCap October 11th, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Dp please

  221. tomingeorgia October 11th, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Out at the plate. Nice.

  222. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Wang-

    Totally agree on that. The blame falls on TBS. I just hope the Yanks win.

  223. luis October 11th, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Nah,

    I think he is just a little rusty…The second inning was very good….The first inning he did very well too… Huge out there, DP in play now

  224. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Mistake on the O’s part.

  225. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    These pitches from Hughes are right over the plate. He really isnt’ fooling anyone.

  226. Wang IS Taiwan October 11th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    I don’t think having an in-game chat works. Chad should be posting here, but whatever.

  227. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    This is TBS ” A” team. They aren’t going to take ripken out regardless of who is playing.

    Do you think ESPN would take john gruden off monday night football when the Bucs or Raiders play? No.

  228. Frozen Rope II October 11th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    I live here in baltimore, they are actually complaining ripken isn’t pro oriole enough

  229. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Wow that CU had me worried. :shock:

  230. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    That CU was scary…

  231. JobaTipsHisCap October 11th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    1 more

  232. Wang IS Taiwan October 11th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Phil hanging tough.

  233. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    1 more! Come on Phil!

  234. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Wow… ONE MORE OUT!! come on hughsey!!!

  235. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Huge inning by Phil!!

  236. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Atta boy, Philip.

  237. luis October 11th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Later for real…Going out :( You know, the boss…Back later…Big K…Atta boy Hughes!!!

  238. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    He got Davis out but that wasn’t a good pitch. But Hughes is hanging in there so far…

  239. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Frozen Rope II October 11th, 2012 at 8:19 pm
    I live here in baltimore, they are actually complaining ripken isn’t pro oriole enough
    ——————————————

    They do the same thing here in St. Louis with Joe Buck…. can’t ever make people happy, haha.

    HUUUUUUGHES!

  240. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    huge Phil. I’d say lets get some runs but whats the point

  241. JobaTipsHisCap October 11th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Lol, birds….

  242. Boss Tony N October 11th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Big stuff PHIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Now you slimy piece of crap offense, dont wait for Raul to bail you out again.

    DO SOMETHING AGAINST this steaming piece of trash Saunders!!!

    DO IT NOW!!!!!!!

  243. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Love it. O’s got a little bit of Yankee-itis. TBS showed that we were 6-19 with RISP this series. I find it hard to believe we were that good.

  244. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    CLUTC!H!!! Wow… We have been on the opposite side of that TOO many times. Glad it happened vs someone else this time.

  245. sunny615 October 11th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Wow. That was impressive. But leash should still be short.

  246. MG October 11th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    for those of you who have already called Hughes worthless and ready to be pulled before the O’s scored, you should really shut up already.

    really…

  247. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    hughes flirting with disaster…whew…

  248. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    grinding it out.. good job phil

  249. Nick in SF October 11th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Woo hoo!

    Veteran poise from the aging Master!

    Saunders is going to crack under the pressure because he knows he throws trash. TRASH!

  250. Nilsson October 11th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    That was all Hughes, big time pitching and fielding to escape 2nd and 3rd no outs. Big time.

  251. Frozen Rope II October 11th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/en.....8818.story

  252. Ken Phelps October 11th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Great job Hughes…. Orioles offense is worse than the yanks… That’s saying something

  253. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Great zero!!!!

    I’ve said it before… As inconsistent as Phil is, this year he has shown the ability to limit damage (most of the time)

  254. tomingeorgia October 11th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Triple,
    Won two out of three so far. It’s a baseball game, nine innings. The offense will do its job. 0-0 into the fourth. Let’s go, boys!

  255. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Phil’s stuff is not sharp. Eventually someone is going to get a hold of one and hit it a long way. Girardi really has to watch him and know when it’s time to go to the bullpen.

  256. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Joe Buck and Mccarver were so PRO Cardinals in the world series. I thought Buck was going to cry when The cards tied it up in the bottom of the 9th. You could here his voice crack he was so excited.

  257. Wang IS Taiwan October 11th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Love Nix!

  258. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Great hustle Nixy!

  259. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    NIXY!!!!!

  260. MG October 11th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Nix can hit Saunders, that is pretty clear…

  261. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    nix = NO FEAR

    unsung hero for us this season…

  262. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    2B! Woot!

  263. Pat M. October 11th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Still think The Bombers start to slap Joe Saunders around by the 5th………The 3 Mooks, love that line

  264. Frozen Rope II October 11th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Lol can nix play center?

  265. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Please bunt here

  266. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Nix!!!

  267. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Nix is the man!!! He always seems to hit when he plays. Now they must get him over.

  268. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Nix! You better watch out Jeter, Wally Pipp only took one day off ;)

  269. Meppie Amsterdam October 11th, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Time to make it hurt

  270. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Every team in the post season needs a nobody who comes through and shows the veterans how its done. Great job Nixie!!!

  271. Shame Spencer October 11th, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    The wind really robbed Nix of a homer last night.. it had been blowing around all night but the flags were flying straight towards home plate when he whacked that ball.

  272. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    I am surprised that Jeter isn’t bunting. I would definitely bunt.

  273. Ken Phelps October 11th, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    jones has a really bad series for the orioles

  274. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Nix is homesick. Go Jeet!

  275. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    That was ball 2

  276. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Get. This. Run. In. Now. Where’s Raul?

  277. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Nix is just a SOLID baseball player. Dude needs to be back next season.

  278. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Giant hole between 3B and the foul line

  279. Nick in SF October 11th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Nice to see you, Meppie. That reminds me we haven’t seen Roger from Amsterdam in a long time. I wonder if got lost in an opium den in Hong Kong.

  280. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    poor Jeter’s feet.

  281. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    surprised that jeter wasnt bunting…

  282. UnKnown October 11th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    I like Jeter swinging away. 1 run isn’t winning this game

    I hope to put up a crooked number

  283. Jerkface October 11th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Jeter deposit the ball inside of the foul lines please. He has had 3 fouls that would have been awesome hits.

  284. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    They need to score this run

  285. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Jeets having a really good AB, hope it works out

  286. UnKnown October 11th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Jeter with a great AB here.

  287. Wang IS Taiwan October 11th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Keep working him, Jete.

  288. JM October 11th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Go Capt

  289. 4 NYY October 11th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    4 NYY October 11th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    I’m thinking Nix and or A-Rod will come thru. They both have hit Saunders well.

    Really think this will be a higher scoring game also.

  290. Shame Spencer October 11th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Derek battling.. great at bat..

  291. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Well… this will kill the good ole pitch count.

  292. Wang IS Taiwan October 11th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Wow.

  293. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Ok at bat so far for Jeter. But he should have bunted.

  294. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Go get a “fair ball bat” Jeet

  295. Shame Spencer October 11th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    When at bats go 9-10+ pitches, who does it generally favor the hitter or the pitcher?

  296. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    that’s a helluva AB by Jeter

  297. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Really needed to get the guy over at least but he fouled off a bunch i guess…

  298. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Stupid decision by Girardi to not bunt

  299. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    guess the Yanks think they score enough runs so no need to bunt

  300. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    i like the aggressiveness too but the bunt would’ve been just fine. get on the board first and put some more pressure on the o’s.

  301. UnKnown October 11th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Still a nice effort there.

    2 more chance for a knock to score Nixy

  302. Jeff NJ October 11th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    those pitches will pay dividends later

  303. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Even after the K, I wouldn’t bunt Jeter vs LHP

  304. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    When at bats go 9-10+ pitches, who does it generally favor the hitter or the pitcher?
    —-
    I’d say the batter. And probably the on-deck hitter too. He gets to see so many pitches.

  305. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    “Stupid decision by Girardi to not bunt”

    Nope. IMO stupid call to call for a bunt with Jeter up in the 3rd inning

  306. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    damn it ichiro.

  307. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Come on ump. He didn’t call those high pitches strikes for Hughes.

  308. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    I really thought Ichiro would be better this series. He’s pulling way off the ball.

  309. NYY fan in NH October 11th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Ichiro struggling a bit now… Seems the backup players are hitting more than the regulars

  310. Jeff NJ October 11th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    ok new number 3 hitter, lets do it!

  311. UnKnown October 11th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Moving the runner over to third doesn’t necessarily mean that he would’ve scored.

    This offense has proven that a runner on 3rd with 1 out is not an auto run.

  312. Frozen Rope II October 11th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Maybe they should have put smiley on the roster

  313. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    come on texy!

  314. NYY fan in NH October 11th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Are the Yankees really letting 87 mph fastballs beat them???

  315. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    This is the worst offense I have ever seen in all my years watching baseball.

    Unfortunately it looks like again the only way we score is with a home run

  316. Boston Jim October 11th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    putrid

  317. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    this offense is unbelievable. all we needed was two fly balls.

  318. JobaTipsHisCap October 11th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    The offense is just weak

  319. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Lead off double waisted………

    Tex is really starting to annoy me.

  320. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    wow..

  321. Frozen Rope II October 11th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Joe saunders just struck out the side

  322. Jerkface October 11th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Cool, Yankees have a huge K/9 against a guy that doesnt K anyone

  323. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    I hate junk throwers (not named Freddy)

  324. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Jeter is great at going the other way. That’s as good as a bunt. He had a good at bat, just couldn’t get it done.

  325. BobbyJones October 11th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Anemic offense

  326. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Tar October 11th, 2012 at 8:32 pm
    “Stupid decision by Girardi to not bunt”

    Nope. IMO stupid call to call for a bunt with Jeter up in the 3rd inning

    ———-

    nothing is stupid. just a difference in philosophy.

    me personally…i believe scoring first on a team like the o’s puts some pressure on them. so bunt him over to 3rd…and then hope ichiro can sac fly him in…

  327. sunny615 October 11th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Wow. Great at bat by Jeter. But the rest sucked.

  328. NYY fan in NH October 11th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    total failure again… other than one big 9th inning and Ibanez, this team really stinks offensively this series.

  329. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Damn this offense is really lost. It seems like tonight is going to be another one of those games where they can’t do anything. This is Joe freakin Saunders who stinks.

  330. LGY October 11th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Wow. Joe Saunders of the career 5 K/9 strikes out the side. This offense is terrible.

  331. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Just horrendous.

  332. Meppie Amsterdam October 11th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Pretty terrible, 3 consecutive K’s against Saunders

  333. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Jeter bunting would have taken 1 pitch… jeter made saunders throw 13. You had 3 chances to get a hit and we didn’t. Hopefully hughsey can throw another zero up.

  334. JM October 11th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    3 straight strike outs?

  335. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Yet some people think its only a matter of time until we break through on this guy.

  336. Yankees_Fan October 11th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    So Saunders strikes out Jeter, Ichiro and Teixeira? Cy Young candidate? Missed opportunity.

  337. NYY_Girl_Penny October 11th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Our offense is the best in the game! We just face only ACEs it’s the luck of the draw.

  338. longtimefan October 11th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Wow, another mediocre pitcher making this line up look like little leaguers

  339. Frozen Rope II October 11th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Russel martin and raul have been our best hitters. What a joke

  340. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Jeter bunting would have taken 1 pitch… jeter made saunders throw 13. You had 3 chances to get a hit and we didn’t. Hopefully hughsey can throw another zero up.

    —————————

    who cares how many pitches he throws. This offense can’t hit anyone

  341. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    *wasted

  342. Bring in the Goose October 11th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Every morning I wake up hopeful this team puts a crooked number on the board – a 10 hit game, maybe.

    If they can’t do it against Saunders, what chance do they have against Brett Anderson, or Max Scherzer?

    Just brutal to watch.

  343. JobaTipsHisCap October 11th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    No boos for tex?

  344. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 8:36 pm
    Yet some people think its only a matter of time until we break through on this guy.
    ————————————————–

    That’s because he’s not good. One would think they would break through eventually him…

  345. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Saunders is relying on CU and CB. Sit on the latter. He did hang a few

  346. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Hughes throw strikes!! He can’t keep walking the lead off guy or the bullpen has to get up.

  347. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    The Orioles had men on second and third and didn’t score. That’s just how it goes sometimes.

  348. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Phil, by all means, walk the lead off hitter again…

  349. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    come on Hughes

  350. longtimefan October 11th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    How does the whole friggin team (except Ibanez) go cold at once?.”

  351. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    That’s because he’s not good. One would think they would break through eventually him…

    ———————————-

    One would also think that after watching this team year after year in the playoffs they are what they are.

    I heard the same thing on here when they faced Paul Byrd

  352. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Damn Hughes. Eventually the O’s are going to score these walks. I would get the bullpen up…

  353. NYY_Girl_Penny October 11th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    THe O’s are the ones that can get knocked out tonight yet we seem more desperate. Go figure.

    Hughes is done for. Umps get a wide strike zone yet Hughes keeps walking the lead off.

    Thome is about to drill one.

  354. JobaTipsHisCap October 11th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Hughes will give up hr tonight

  355. NYY_Girl_Penny October 11th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    he just got under it

  356. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    “nothing is stupid. just a difference in philosophy.”

    Just using his terminology.

    Jeter with a LH pitcher on the mound was our best chance to both score the runner and move him over. It was obvious he was using his patented RF swing which is better than a bunt because it may also result in a hit. Now if this was the seventh inning or later different story, but not in the third.

  357. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    How does the whole friggin team (except Ibanez) go cold at once?.”

    —————————

    There not cold they just aren’t good hitters anymore

  358. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Its the the fourth inning people…. Plenty of time for us to get something going. I think we score in the bottom half of this inning.

  359. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    wow. that stayed in the air for like 7 seconds. Good thing he didn’t square it up. It would have ended up in Queens.

  360. Boss Tony N October 11th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    This offense is sickening.

    It takes a loser like Jayson Nix to hit a loser like Joe Saunders, because he went up there to see the ball and hit the ball.

    The rest of this worthless team is just up there guessing against a 87 mph slopballer.

  361. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    flirting with disaster again…let’s go phil, just get out of this…

    when you’re offense is having tough times…you try to manufacture runs…that’s why playing a little more small ball can get things going. which is why i thought bunting there with jeter would’ve been a good decision.

    who comes in to relief tonight? phelps?

  362. NYY_Girl_Penny October 11th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Can someone explain to me how this team is in the post season ? (I mean the yankees)

  363. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    love the difference in the strike zone yet again

  364. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Ibanez is the only one that can hit and he is on the bench. Too bad Jeter couldn’t play SS tonight since that would open up a spot for someone at DH. The lineup could really use Ibanez in LF for Granderson and Nunez at DH. Too many automatic outs in the lineups. Girardi did a good job yesterday but was too scared to sit Granderson today.

  365. Meppie Amsterdam October 11th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Mark Reynolds scares me

  366. tomingeorgia October 11th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 8:34 pm
    This is the worst offense I have ever seen in all my years watching baseball.

    Unfortunately it looks like again the only way we score is with a home run
    ———-
    Can’t have been watching long. Can’t remember the lean years? We’re on the verge of winning a series. Chill.

  367. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Can someone explain to me how this team is in the post season ? (I mean the yankees)
    —-
    I was just thinking that. If we end up winning it all, I’d have a hard time explaining how. I guess its due to good pitching.

  368. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 11th, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Phil had a great inning. Another way to do this is to wait to see what happens with the inning before deciding he’s done. Just a thought.

    Here’s another one. Girardi has the utmost respect for his players, whether they are hitting 500 or 100. Can we honor that tonight by refraining from calling them vile names when they don’t produce? It’s one thing to be frustrated by their lack of production and say just that, it’s quite another to totally trash them in the most vile and ugly terms.

    So far my gut feeling about Hughes’s outing is okay.

    If the gamethread is vile and hideous my time here tonight will definitely come to an end. I have far too much respect for Girardi and the team, and the memory of Girardi’s dad, to read trash talk tonight.

    Thanks.

  369. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Good work Mark. No BS with Robertson and the wind and all that jazz

  370. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    nice job taking charge tonight Tex, lol. Gave me a lot less of a heart attack.

  371. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    This team is the same team we watched all year. I don’t know why people think there is a magic button that our players pushed once the playoffs started. Have some faith.

  372. NYY_Girl_Penny October 11th, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    These guys are just missing Hughes but barely.. next time thru the lineup is going to be bad.

  373. Boss Tony N October 11th, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    these scumbag losers have no desire to go up there and do whats necessary to win. Cant blame Jeter, or maybe even Ichi, but the whole rest of the team is shameful.

  374. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    SQUEEZED

  375. Boss Tony N October 11th, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    And we cant get a god dman STRIKE CALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! COME ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  376. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Wow. that 1-0 pitch was called a strike to Teixiera

  377. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Thank God it was Wieters on first.

  378. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Good thing weiters is the guy on base. Cmon hughsey! Gotta get out of this jam.

  379. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Hughes isn’t going to last much longer. That pitch was right down the middle to a AAA guy. Girardi is going to go too long with him.

  380. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Ill take that call

  381. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Nice job by martin there to get hughes a strike

  382. NYY_Girl_Penny October 11th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    tomingeorgia October 11th, 2012 at 8:40 pm
    Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 8:34 pm
    This is the worst offense I have ever seen in all my years watching baseball.

    Unfortunately it looks like again the only way we score is with a home run
    ———-
    Can’t have been watching long. Can’t remember the lean years? We’re on the verge of winning a series. Chill.
    ——————

    lean years ? 2010,2011,2012 ? Oh you must be referring to the pre-Torre era.

    Tom, here a note. These bats suck. Chill.

  383. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Where the hell was that one!?

  384. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Crap that was better than the last strike

  385. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Wow, not getting any borderline ones.

  386. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    got lucky with that 2nd pitch…

  387. The Return of Stoneburner October 11th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Be careful here Phil – - – -

  388. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    The ump is really squeezing Hughes. Saunders has a giant strike zone tonight compared to him. Hughes has to locate.

  389. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    In Hughes’ defense, he has to throw it over the plate b/c he’s not getting the calls on the edges.

  390. Shame Spencer October 11th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    SWEET!!

  391. Jeff NJ October 11th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Phil getting it done

  392. The Return of Stoneburner October 11th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    YEAH – - – -

  393. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Gone by way of the K. Good work Hughes!!!

  394. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    hughes is doing his dave robertson impression…put em on and then get em out…

  395. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    K Atta boy, nice pitch!

  396. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Money pitch there! Living dangerously but getting through it.

  397. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 11th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Great job by Hughes.

  398. Meppie Amsterdam October 11th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    That’ll do

  399. Wang IS Taiwan October 11th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Guys, give Phil some SUPPORT!!!

  400. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Orioles will regret not taking advantage.

  401. MG October 11th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Great pitch by fill for the K there, best slider he’s thrown tonight.

  402. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Great job by hughes to get out of that Jam. He has got to stop walking people…

  403. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Pheww…

    Phil took a masterclass from Freddy

  404. JM October 11th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Phil working in and out of trouble….Good job, Phil. He is getting squeezed at the corners….

    C’mon get some runs this inning

  405. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    This ump stinks. Hughes is getting out of the jams but he can’t continue this and expect to be so lucky.

  406. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Orioles Fans-

    ” We have the worst offense ever! 0-7 with RISP! this team has no heart! They are on the bring of elimination and cant come up with a single clutch hit! Homer or nothing with this offense”

  407. 98NYY October 11th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    He doesn’t make it easy…now some run support

  408. Frozen Rope II October 11th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    bobNYY says: October 11, 2012 at 8:45 pm In Hughes’ defense, he has to throw it over the plate b/c he’s not getting the calls on the edges.

    No. a lot of his pitches are just missing and drifting back over the plate, he got lucky on one to manny

  409. MG October 11th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Phil has already gone deeper into the game without allowing a run than any of the other starters, will some of you just shut up already about him?

  410. Boss Tony N October 11th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Joe Girardi ought to bench all of these losers. Stick CC in the field and to bat. Sit these punks who go up there guessing every time and wasting chances like Granderson.

  411. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Phil took a masterclass from Freddy
    —-
    And D-Rob

  412. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Hughes is really scrapping here. Cmon offense help him out!!

  413. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Offense please wake up!!! How can Saunders shut anyone down?!

  414. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Lets go robbie!!! homer coming

  415. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    For sure, Elias!

  416. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Cano!!!!

    Just practicing :D

  417. Meppie Amsterdam October 11th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Alright Yankees, it’s almost 3:00 AM over here. Time to score some runs to keep me from falling asleep.

  418. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    I meant pop out.

  419. JobaTipsHisCap October 11th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    No boos to cano?

  420. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    That was not a good swing Robbie. :sad:

  421. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Wow. Cano has two freaking hits in four freaking games.

  422. CB October 11th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Really nice slider by Hughes to get Machado. That one had a nice, tight spiral and looked like a fastball out of his hand.

    Hughes has bent some but hasn’t broken. That’s what he needs to do.

    That said – the offense must create some damage because Hughes is missing spots. He’s leaking his fastball back out over the plate and the tightness on his slider is varying. That slider he got away with to Davis should have been crushed.

  423. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    It seems like it doesn’t matter what pitcher is on the mound. They are just lost.

  424. Boss Tony N October 11th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Best hitter at the plate, and 2 pitches later, he’s popping up weakly.

  425. JM October 11th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Cano batting .154 before that at-bat

  426. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 11th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Have a good night all. I refuse to read anymore ridiculous and mean-spirited trash talk about the Yankees from supposed Yankee fan(s).

    Nice way to honor Joe’s father.

  427. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Not a strike!!!! Is this ump paid by the O’s? Just terrible.

  428. NYY fan in NH October 11th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    2-14 for Cano.. It’s almost the entire lineup struggling at this point.

  429. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Those three days off killed cano. Boy this series would have been a cakewalk had he stayed hot.

  430. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    The second strike almost hit the ground. Unreal

  431. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    YAY-ROD!

  432. NYY fan in NH October 11th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Good job Alex. Lets build on this!

  433. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Atta boy. Mental ginger.

  434. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    yeah arod….let’s keep this going…

    i’m glad he got an ovation…now is the time to cheer him, not boo him…

  435. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Ya Alex!

  436. tomingeorgia October 11th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    trish,
    The guys on the field tonight aren’t the losers, it’s the “fans” on the blog who are, not rooting for victory, or having any faith in the outcome. Nice inning, Phil, got out of it again, now settle down and shut them out. We’ll get some runs, count on it.

  437. Jeff NJ October 11th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    A ROD! this kid has some moxie, let him play Joe!

  438. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    There we go ALEX!!! cmon boys… knock him in!!

  439. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    That’s hard. Go A-Rod!!!

  440. Frozen Rope II October 11th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Too bad arod wasn’t hitting third

  441. JM October 11th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Allright Alex!

  442. 4 NYY October 11th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Nix did, now A-Rod !

  443. Boss Tony N October 11th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    CB October 11th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Thanks for transcribing what we just heard Cal and Smoltz say.

  444. Wang IS Taiwan October 11th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Superb, Alex!

  445. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Come back for the celebration Trish!! :D

  446. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Hughes is grinding it out. This is not his typical game. 3 walks is a lot for him

  447. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Come on Swish!

  448. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    nothing funnier than seeing a grown man begging for a baseball…

  449. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Jeeze Swisher. Come on man.

  450. JobaTipsHisCap October 11th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Ernie Johnson mentioned 3 times so far tonight that arod is 1 for 12 into game 4

    What a moron

  451. Shame Spencer October 11th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Dang..

    Nick – I responded to you a few threads back I’ll try to find it later

  452. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    ughhhhhhh

  453. Boss Tony N October 11th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    This fool Swisher.

    Eventually, Hughes is going to give up a run, and this offense is awful.

  454. willwill October 11th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    lol at this offense

  455. JobaTipsHisCap October 11th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Boo cano?

  456. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Swish and Granderson are not playing themselves into longer contracts right now. Both those guys are crucial to this offense.

  457. sunny615 October 11th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Jeezus swisher.

  458. b_widmer2 October 11th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Don’t let the door hit you on your way out Swish

  459. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Unreal. Too bad Swisher and Granderson can’t both be benched tonight. This offense is absoltuely pathetic.

  460. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    do the yankees know how to hit a baseball to the opposite field???

  461. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    They hit better facing Johnson and Schilling in 2001

  462. Yankees_Fan October 11th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Unfortunately that was a predictable double play from Swisher. Talk about disappearing in the postseason. But Cano and many others are on the same boat…

  463. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Irony- Arod draws a walk, gets a base hit, and no one else does anything. Getting more and more nervous each time hughes goes out there with a 0-0 game.

  464. UnKnown October 11th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    CB!!!!

  465. joeman October 11th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Hughes is on a tight rope..

  466. CB October 11th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    That was an at bat where you finally felt that Alex made the right adjustment to the way he’s being pitched.

    He’s getting pounded inside over and over. There he kept that leg kick very small and then drew his hands in so that he could be very short to the ball.

    Nice stroke. Right now he shouldn’t worry about trying to hit for power. He should needs to just focus on squaring the ball up.

    Swisher then does the opposite. Stays long on a soft pitch on the outside half and naturally rolls over on the ball.

  467. BobbyJones October 11th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Swisher has never had more than 1 Rbi in the playoffs… talking about choke artist

  468. Bronx Jeers October 11th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Alright Yankees, it’s almost 3:00 AM over here. Time to score some runs to keep me from falling asleep.

    ———-

    You better get yourself a triple espresso. Either that or set your alarm to go off when Ibanez gets to hit.

  469. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Lets go hughsey… We need you to throw up another zero.

  470. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    A gift strike! At last!

  471. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    This pest again, come on Phil Punch him out

  472. JobaTipsHisCap October 11th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    What did I say?

  473. BobbyJones October 11th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    there is hughes

  474. UnKnown October 11th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    This blog just got a lot better if what people say they are going to do actually do.

    See Ya!! Don’t let the door hit ya.

  475. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Man, McClouth on a 1-2 pitch…

  476. joeman October 11th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    matter of time

  477. Wang IS Taiwan October 11th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    I’m not getting down on PHil. This game is on our pathetic offense.

  478. tomingeorgia October 11th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Back tomorrow, after the victory. this merde is too tough to take,

  479. Frozen Rope II October 11th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Game set match

  480. Boston Jim October 11th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    1-2 count and he throws that?? kid is a bust

  481. JobaTipsHisCap October 11th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    1-2 count

  482. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    You knew eventaully someone was going to hit one out. A 2 strike homerun to Mr. AAA. I really can’t believe that they are letting this loser beat them.

  483. Bronx Jeers October 11th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Where’s the glass of milk to go with that cookie?

  484. Yankees_Fan October 11th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    New that was gonna happen sooner than later. Hopefully he limits it to one run. Unfortuna,ely, we keep hitting lioe crap.You

  485. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    First batter walks aren’t that bad after all…

  486. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    well we saw that coming.

  487. joeman October 11th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    get him out of there

  488. UnKnown October 11th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    It’s fine get the offense back up there only down 1 run.

  489. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    McLouth? On a 1-2 pitch???

  490. sunny615 October 11th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Fricking Hughes and his stupid fly balls.

  491. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    embarrassing to let this awful hitter continue to abuse us

  492. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    ok hughes…time to shake that off and bounce back.

    mclouth is the o’s mvp so far…

  493. NYY_Girl_Penny October 11th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    least he didn’t walk the lead off guy — honestly, who didn’t see this coming ?

    BTW, our 2 hits in 5 innings just makes me want to root for this team to lose the series I don’t think I can take anymore of this aggravation.

  494. CB October 11th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Could see that coming from Hughes unfortunately. Fastball keep running arm side back over the plate.

  495. Boss Tony N October 11th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Offense has failed to show up again. Leadoff man for them on 4 of 5 innings.

  496. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Damn. I know it’s a solo. But it could mean a lot

  497. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    This game right now is on 2 hits against Joe Saunders…. I keep saying they’ll get to him but when?

  498. Nick in SF October 11th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    #bugaboo

  499. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    The Yanks $20m players can’t hit in the post season but a guy that has been in AAA for the last couple of years can. And the Yanks can’t hit Joe Saunders. Great.

  500. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Good thing we don’t need offense

  501. BobbyJones October 11th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    is it really a surprise this offense is getting shut down by a slop thrower.

  502. Bring in the Goose October 11th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    If that isn’t wake up call to this offense…

    They look like they think CC is going to pitch a CG shutout tomorrow.

    This is the game to win.

    Hughes gives up HRs – it’s what he does.

    But this team HAS to score runs off Joe Saunders, period.

  503. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    “CB says:
    October 11, 2012 at 8:58 pm
    Could see that coming from
    Hughes unfortunately.
    Fastball keep running arm
    side back over the plate”

    He’s been missing spots all night. At least he has some movement

  504. Yankees_Fan October 11th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Don’t they feel ashamed of their poor at bats? They aren’t even putting up a fight on offense. Ibanez can’t do it all by himself again (can he ;) ).

  505. ricardo1020 October 11th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Don’t make Phil the scapegoat. Offense is abysmal, simple as that.

  506. Shame Spencer October 11th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    CB – I agree with your post about Arod’s swing.. he’s looked better, and hopefully that continues.

  507. Boss Tony N October 11th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Tyler, the truth is.. we dont know if and when the Yankees offense will show up again. We cant predict what pitchers this offense will show up against.

  508. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    trying to live up and in on lefties with the way, hughes ball leaks is bad a bad idea,

  509. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    damn…y’all like to complain alot. should we rename this the peg bundy forum?

    we’re still 1 win away from the ALCS. and we have 4 more cracks at it this game.

  510. Shame Spencer October 11th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Our offense really needs to step up here.. we have to grind one out here.

  511. Boss Tony N October 11th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    These guys dont even care to make their manager proud of them after the loss of his father. #shameful

  512. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Actually… Hughes in on pace to give us just about the best pitching effort thus far. Only given up 1 run. I mean… CC, Andy, Kuroda, Hughes, have all gone deep, and limited the damage to a minimum. Cant blame hughes at all.

  513. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Thankfully, Jones is having a terrible series as well.

  514. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Nice bounce back HUUUUUGHES

  515. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    “and we have 4 more cracks at it this game.”

    I agree but its 5 more cracks.

  516. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Boss-

    Joe Saunders is awful. I really thought they’d come alive against him since they all have great career numbers. Can’t blame this one on A-Rod either.

  517. Ys Guy October 11th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    ok c’mon offense its time to take this game.

  518. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    It’s really hard to see the Yanks offense ever waking up. They have been like this since game 1. The O’s starter’s has been complete garbage and they can’t do a thing. They have gotten 1 million pithces hung over the plate from the O’s pitches in this series and they can’t do anything with them.

  519. Frozen Rope II October 11th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Good thing granderson is due up

  520. b_widmer2 October 11th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Nate McLouth, Ryan Flaherty, and Manny Machado or Cano, Swish, Tex, A Rod, Granderson? Can’t believe the O’s are getting more out of their side.

  521. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Atta boy, Phil. Giving up one run through five. Time for the bats to do their part.

  522. blake October 11th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Hughes pitching very well…..may need more Ibanez magic as the rest of the lineup is snoozing again…..I am so sick of suckwad Nate Mclouth

  523. sunny615 October 11th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    NOW he goes to the slider.

  524. Ken Phelps October 11th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Hey guys Hughes is actually pitching solid… Too many holes in Yankee line up

  525. Pat M. October 11th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Jesus….Hughes has given up 1 freekin run, has whiffed 6 in 5 innings as he goes to lockdown and close out a playoff series and I’m reading all this pseudo anaylitical bullsht ……

  526. Yankees_Fan October 11th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Not the worst inning ever by Hughes. So far he is nice. This offense needs to put up professional at bats. With their talent, if they have quality at bats, they will score.

  527. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    dominating inning by hughes, just one mistake. I call a granderson strikeout. Max 4 pitches.

  528. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    jmv October 11th, 2012 at 9:00 pm
    “CB says:
    October 11, 2012 at 8:58 pm
    Could see that coming from
    Hughes unfortunately.
    Fastball keep running arm
    side back over the plate”

    He’s been missing spots all night. At least he has some movement
    ——

    It could be the week and a half off. But he’s still keeping us in the game. And by us I mean the NY Yankees.

  529. JM October 11th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    The Yanks’ pitching has really been great this series….The offense, on the other hand….

    Time for some runs this inning!!

  530. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    5 innings, 1 run so far by Phil. Who wouldn’t settle for that?

    CB, Shame,
    A-Rod is a hard worker. As long as he’s healthy, he’ll figure it out

  531. NYY fan in NH October 11th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Swisher hasn’t hit in any postseason so why resign someone who can’t hit in the playoffs?

  532. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Maybe Granderson will shock us all and hit one DEEEP

  533. Shame Spencer October 11th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Btw, Elias thanks for the answer before

  534. NYY_Girl_Penny October 11th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 9:01 pm
    damn…y’all like to complain alot. should we rename this the peg bundy forum?

    we’re still 1 win away from the ALCS. and we have 4 more cracks at it this game.djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 9:01 pm
    damn…y’all like to complain alot. should we rename this the peg bundy forum?

    we’re still 1 win away from the ALCS. and we have 4 more cracks at it this game.
    ————-

    yeah no kidding, what is there to complain about ?

  535. CB October 11th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Nice way to finish off the inning by Hughes. It’s only 1 run. The responsibility is squarely on the offense.

    Saunders curve ball unfortunately has been good tonight.

  536. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Hughes has let up 1 run in 5 innings. It hasn’t always been easy but that’s a heck of a result. And that’s all that matters.

  537. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    With the way that the Yanks are swinging the bat you would think they are facing Verlander.

  538. Pat M. October 11th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    CB….Nice read on Alex

  539. Shame Spencer October 11th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Good AB.

  540. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    2 run homer coming up this inning!

  541. blake October 11th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    It’s joe Saunders guys ….come on

  542. Ken Phelps October 11th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Swisher statistically is the worst post season player ever or one of the worst

  543. NYY_Girl_Penny October 11th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    He just said the guy is throwing batting practice type fastballs !!!! LOLOLOLOL

    you really can’t say this offense is bad. They are worse than bad.. disgraceful.

  544. Frozen Rope II October 11th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Bunt curtis, thats all you are capable of

  545. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    please bunt him over rather then striking out

  546. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    COME ON GRANDY….

  547. Jeff NJ October 11th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    time for some power Curtis

  548. Yankees_Fan October 11th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    The way we are playing, need to bunt and make sure you tie the game.

  549. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Curtis, you’re due.

  550. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    We have Nix up this inning, I feel good about it.

    :D

    Everybody is a little too wound up, chill

  551. NYY_Girl_Penny October 11th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    best move I seen Grandy do in weeks.

    now he’ll strike out LOL LOL he can’t even bunt.

  552. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Grandy and off-speed are a bad match because his swing is too fast

    Please shut me up!

  553. Dj October 11th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Well, at least he tried to bunt…

  554. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    god this fool can’t even bunt. He really needs to be benched

  555. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Great job by Granderson. He should be pinch hit for in his next at bat. What a waste of an at bat.

  556. Yankees_Fan October 11th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Grandy, can’t even get a bunt right? MAN!

  557. NYY_Girl_Penny October 11th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    look on the bright side Curtis just saw more than 3 pitches.

  558. ricardo1020 October 11th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    The Grandy-man CAN’T!!!!!

  559. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    he should have been bunting with 2 strikes. I mean, why not?

  560. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    man…granderson just can’t handle a curve ball away…he’s costing himself alot of money…

  561. NYY_Girl_Penny October 11th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    you have to bench Granderson.. you really do. I sure hope he is traded.

  562. Jeff NJ October 11th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    only question when Granderson comes up is will he strike out in 3 or 4 pitches.

  563. BobbyJones October 11th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    LOL this is so sad

  564. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Granderson struck out what a surprise. Seriously why is he even in the lineup tonight? Ibanez better pinch hit for him the next time around.

  565. Wang IS Taiwan October 11th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Granderson can’t possibly get the start tomorrow if the Yanks go down.

  566. sunny615 October 11th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Of course Granderson. Next time just stay in the dugout.

  567. NYY fan in NH October 11th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Granderson is beyond fixing at this point. He needs to sit. He adds nothing right now

  568. yanks 27 October 11th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    It’s not a good sign that they’re having so much trouble against these guys like Jason Hammel, Chen, Saunders.

    What are they going to do against Verlander-Fister-Scherzer or Parker-Millone-Anderson-Griffin? Some damn good arms, most of them right-handed, in the next series

  569. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Awful AB

  570. Jeff NJ October 11th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Here’s today’s hitting hero Jayson Nix

  571. Bring in the Goose October 11th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    You cannot continue to play this man.

  572. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    I called it, k on 4 pitches. Holes all over this lineup.

  573. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    OK Jason”mclouth” Nix

  574. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    dang…death valley got nix…

  575. Jeff NJ October 11th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    ugh

  576. Shame Spencer October 11th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Oh man..

  577. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Oh damn!!!

  578. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Unreal

  579. Dj October 11th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Okay, that was crazy.

  580. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    I’m sorry, I cannot defend grandy anymore.

  581. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Damn. Why was Russell all the way passed 2nd base?

  582. TheStraw October 11th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Wow, just got in to see that?

  583. Boston Jim October 11th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    unreal

  584. Yankees_Fan October 11th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Grandy is really earning the boos. Pathetic attempts to bunt, followed by a predictable strike out. Pathetic! A-Rod gets the heat, but Grandy is pathetic.

  585. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    son of a bitc%

  586. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    You have to be kidding me….Too bad Cashman couldn’t sign McLouth when he tried. Now this loser is killing them. More magic for the O’s.

  587. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    SMH

  588. Boss Tony N October 11th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Nixy has smoked 2 balls this game. The rest of the team has done jack squat.

    Like I said, Nixy goes up there and sees the ball and hits the ball, because he’s not good enough to guess pitches.

  589. JM October 11th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    8 strikeouts in 13 at-bats for Granderson

  590. Niblick October 11th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Wow – the entire Yankee offense is Jeter, Martin and Ibanez, and Raul isn’t even playing.

  591. LGY October 11th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Yankees really putting on a baserunning clinic this series

  592. 86w183 October 11th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Trying to score on a double… not a bad play with one out when you are struggling to score runs

  593. Shame Spencer October 11th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    jmv October 11th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    5 innings, 1 run so far by Phil. Who wouldn’t settle for that?

    CB, Shame,
    A-Rod is a hard worker. As long as he’s healthy, he’ll figure it out
    ————————–

    Totally agree.. especially about Arod.. I think he’ll work things out in the off season.

  594. NYY fan in NH October 11th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    maybe that’s a sign it’s not the Yankees night.

  595. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Nix has hit the ball hard 3 times and has only 1 hit.

    If Gardner can halfway swing a bat, you got to put him in. I don’t love Gardner but Granderson needs to sit right now.

  596. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    imagine this team facing real pitching of detroit or oakland.

  597. Boss Tony N October 11th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Why isnt Gardy in for Granderson. Granderson is a wasted AB. I cant wait until this black hole is off this team.

  598. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Oh. My. God. I know Russ is trying to make a play, but…

  599. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    That was really bad baserunning by Martin. You have to wait to see if the ball is caught before you run to 3rd base. Terrible job by Martin.

  600. NYY_Girl_Penny October 11th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Uhm.. Martin. Hi. Minor Leagues are calling pal.

    Uhm rest of the Yankees lineup (sans Jeter) retire please.

    Last Night Part II 6th inning 2 hits 0 runs.

    Another miraculous night — Joe Girardi the ball girl for Granderson an.d she homers 2x

  601. ricardo1020 October 11th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    At least Granderson doesn’t have a grin from ear to ear when he whiffs, like Swisher does.

  602. The Return of Stoneburner October 11th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Man – a couple of runs and Yanks could win this – - – -dang – - – -

  603. LGY October 11th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Do you pinch hit Ibanez for Grandy and move Ichiro to CF next AB?

  604. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Rarely see Hughes get those strike calls

  605. Yankees_Fan October 11th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    For a veteran team, we’ve made many baserunning mistakes!

  606. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    The ump has called that a strike to Saunders all night

  607. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    that was a strike!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  608. BobbyJones October 11th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    it just stupid for Giardi to put Granderson in against a lefty, he cant even hit righties.

  609. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    What???

  610. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    But he does get those missed strike calls

  611. Pat M. October 11th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Man there’s no middle ground here, you’re either a Kero or a Goat, and that changes not from game to game but rather inning to inning or from ab to ab……..Head scratching in bewilderment………Must be the new breed of the NY fan

  612. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Good thing Hughesey didn’t get burned there. Thome got four strikes.

  613. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    hughes has flirted with disaster but he is keeping us in this. so much pressure on our pitchers to be perfect…

  614. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    1 more inning from Hughes.

  615. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Huuuuughes!

  616. Boss Tony N October 11th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Good job Phil. You performed well for your grieving manager. Too bad the rest of your team didnt show up besides Alexander Emmanuel

  617. Bring in the Goose October 11th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    At least Curtis can still field.

    I’d take my chances with Gardner though.

  618. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Lineup for tomorrow

    Jeter
    Ichiro
    Cano
    Ibanez
    Tex
    Martin
    Chavez
    Nix
    Gardner

  619. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Pat M. October 11th, 2012 at 9:15 pm
    Man there’s no middle ground here, you’re either a Kero or a Goat, and that changes not from game to game but rather inning to inning or from ab to ab……..Head scratching in bewilderment………Must be the new breed of the NY fan

    ———–

    we’ll chalk it up to being 15 with pimples and braces….

  620. Niblick October 11th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Good game for Hughsie.

  621. Frozen Rope II October 11th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Watch ichiro ground out meekly

  622. NYY_Girl_Penny October 11th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    The way I woud shake this lineup up is to force them to have fun, they are in dire need of it.. If I was Girardi I would put names in a hat and pull them out to make the batting order.. no joke.. I really would at this point..

  623. JM October 11th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Hughes has pitched great!

  624. Niblick October 11th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Triple – no lineup needed for an off day.

  625. Boss Tony N October 11th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    …and Nixy

  626. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    LGY,

    I would pinch hit Gardner for C-Grand. Would keep Raul for a hot spot

  627. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    6 innings, 1 run. I’d have taken that and run before the game from Hughes. And he probably can go at least 7.

  628. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Man there’s no middle ground here, you’re either a Kero or a Goat, and that changes not from game to game but rather inning to inning or from ab to ab……..Head scratching in bewilderment………Must be the new breed of the NY fan

    —————————

    Unlike the old breed who still thinks the Yanks have a good offense

  629. LGY October 11th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Or pinch hit Ibanez for Grandy and then pull Ibanez for Gritner?

  630. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Too bad the Yanks can’t find the right bunch who can hit in these games. They are getting shut down by a very average O’s starting pitching staff. Cashman has to find the right players adn contact hitters. Swisher and Granderson have to go.

  631. Yankees_Fan October 11th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    This team needs more Ibanez, more Nix and less Granderson and less Swisher.

  632. jacksquat October 11th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Granderson should be pinch hit for next time, he is totally lost up there.

  633. TheStraw October 11th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    What is with all the negativity here tonight? It’s even worse than usual. There are still four innings left to win this game.

  634. LGY October 11th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Pat M. October 11th, 2012 at 9:15 pm
    Man there’s no middle ground here, you’re either a Kero or a Goat, and that changes not from game to game but rather inning to inning or from ab to ab……..Head scratching in bewilderment………Must be the new breed of the NY fan

    ——–

    It’s the playoffs. There is no middle ground. Win or go home.

  635. Hassey October 11th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Duquette should get gm of the year just for the Saunders pickup alone

  636. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Offense wake up!!! You are facing garbage Joe Saunders.

  637. Yankees_Fan October 11th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    I agree people, more Gardner and less Granderson.

  638. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    LGY October 11th, 2012 at 9:17 pm
    Or pinch hit Ibanez for Grandy and then pull Ibanez for Gritner?
    ————————-

    But you might need Ibanez bat if it goes extras. He’s really their only hr threat on the bench

  639. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Cmon JEEEEET!!

  640. Bring in the Goose October 11th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    2 hits off Saunders thru 5.

    What do we deserve?

  641. Ys Guy October 11th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Let’s Go Yankees!!!!!

  642. willwill October 11th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    WHY does this happen every year? If the pitching sucked also, at least you’d be able to say oh well, But this is just downright horrible.

  643. 4 NYY October 11th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 8:55 pm
    Irony- Arod draws a walk, gets a base hit, and no one else does anything. Getting more and more nervous each time hughes goes out there with a 0-0 game.

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

    Nix has hit it well also.

  644. NYY_Girl_Penny October 11th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 9:16 pm
    Pat M. October 11th, 2012 at 9:15 pm
    Man there’s no middle ground here, you’re either a Kero or a Goat, and that changes not from game to game but rather inning to inning or from ab to ab……..Head scratching in bewilderment………Must be the new breed of the NY fan

    ———–

    we’ll chalk it up to being 15 with pimples and braces….

    —–

    The way I see it .. Pollyanna patrol who probably never leave there house because they don’t know how to socialize or have relationships with people outside a blog.

    P.S. Venting frustration with these bats is well deserved.

  645. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    ok…bunt ichiro?

  646. Bronx Jeers October 11th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    If the offense was just half as good as the starting pitching this series they’d be done within series yesterday.

    here we go!!!

  647. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Now please bunt for Gods sake

  648. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Atta Jeet!

  649. 4 NYY October 11th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    And the Captain too !

  650. Bring in the Goose October 11th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Do you bunt Ichiro?

  651. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Go Jeter!!!

  652. Wang IS Taiwan October 11th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Now, let’s get the job done!

  653. TheStraw October 11th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Here we go……

  654. Ys Guy October 11th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    cap’n!

  655. Yankees_Fan October 11th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Go! Go! Captain!

  656. NYY_Girl_Penny October 11th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    another leadoff double.. where is ibanez ?

  657. The Return of Stoneburner October 11th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Now Ichiro get Jeter over to third – and Tex sac fly him in

  658. Hassey October 11th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Yes time for someone to do something

    Borat say Nice

  659. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Now you think about the bunt

  660. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Statement:
    Phil was all over the place. Late movement bailed him out. And you have to give kudos to him for keeping it together all through it. 6 innings and 1 run? Great

    Jeter!!!!

  661. LGY October 11th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    TheStraw October 11th, 2012 at 9:18 pm
    What is with all the negativity here tonight? It’s even worse than usual. There are still four innings left to win this game.

    ——–

    I imagine Yankee fans are annoyed from watching the Yankees get dominated by a mediocre starter for the 4th straight game.

  662. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Jeter has been fantastic this series

  663. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    perfect bunt…now it’s on tex + cano…

  664. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    thank you for the bunt.

  665. TheStraw October 11th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Nice bunt.

  666. Frozen Rope II October 11th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Who cares, they can only score by a hr

  667. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    That’s how its done Granderson

  668. Nick in SF October 11th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Here we go.

  669. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Great bunt Ichi!

  670. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    nice bunt Ichiro

  671. The Return of Stoneburner October 11th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    This is ENTIRELY on Teixeira here – - – -

  672. BobbyJones October 11th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Yankees r really bad in these situtions

  673. Yankees_Fan October 11th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Perfect, Ichiro! Now flyball!

  674. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    good work Jetes! Get him in Ich and Teix! Fly balls! Hopefully long ones!

  675. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    tex, no shallow fly balls.

  676. Boss Tony N October 11th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    THATS NOT A STRIKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  677. The Return of Stoneburner October 11th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    not a strike – - – -

  678. UnKnown October 11th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Jeter still and always MVP MVP MVP

  679. BobbyJones October 11th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    r u serious this ump

  680. Ys Guy October 11th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    c’mon tex

  681. Frozen Rope II October 11th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Here comes a k

  682. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Two more strikes off the plate that Hughes isn’t getting.

  683. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Ichiro should have swung the bat. The Yanks never get runners in from 3rd base anyway. Tex swing the freaking bat!!!

  684. Boss Tony N October 11th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Thats not a strike eitehr.

  685. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    get him in! get him in! get him in!

  686. NYY_Girl_Penny October 11th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    this ump is unreal

  687. Bronx Jeers October 11th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    This ump is so frustrating.

  688. LGY October 11th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Don’t like the bunt. Don’t trust Tex here.

  689. The Return of Stoneburner October 11th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    come on Tex – - – -

  690. jacksquat October 11th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    2 bals called 2 strikes, wtf?

  691. Yankees_Fan October 11th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Ump sucks big time!

  692. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    where in the heck are those strikes? why does TBS use that pitch tracker…it’s just killing the umps credibility…

  693. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    I can’t believe these calls

  694. TheStraw October 11th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    “I imagine Yankee fans are annoyed from watching the Yankees get dominated by a mediocre starter for the 4th straight game.”

    It’s only the final score that matters.

  695. Pat M. October 11th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    LGY…..You and I both know it’s what goes on here from the first exhibition game in March………And yeah it is the playoffs when everyting is tougher….This isn’t the 90′s when playoff teams sucked and you just waltzed into the World Series….These teams are real good now…..Saunders just had his way vs Texas a few days ago, he’s been tough

  696. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Not a strike ump???

  697. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Cmon TEX!!

  698. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    How are those strikes?

  699. The Return of Stoneburner October 11th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    For all that is good Tex – sac fly

  700. Yankees_Fan October 11th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Should be a walk

  701. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Come on Tex!!!!

  702. The Return of Stoneburner October 11th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Please – - – -

  703. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    that one was in the dirt. was it strike 3?

  704. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    should have been a walk

  705. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    they are going soft and away next pitch.

  706. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Alright let’s go ROBBIE!!

  707. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Cano no dp please

  708. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    there was ball 6

  709. NYY_Girl_Penny October 11th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Cano first pitch swinging GIDP — wanna bet ?

  710. The Return of Stoneburner October 11th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Don’t ya know – come on – - – -

  711. 4 NYY October 11th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    6 balls, one strike on Teix

  712. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    cano, dont swing at the first pitch.. Please.

  713. JM October 11th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    patience robbie

  714. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Cano needs to be patient. He has been swinging at anything in sight the last couple of games.

  715. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Great walk… Why do I think A-Rod will get a shot?

  716. Frozen Rope II October 11th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Great now a ground ball ends the inning

  717. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    let’s go cano…this is our best shot so far…

  718. The Return of Stoneburner October 11th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    I believe in Robinson Cano – - – -

  719. Yankees_Fan October 11th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    We need a “Dontcha know!” right now!

  720. NYY_Girl_Penny October 11th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    please walk cano and pitch to Arod !!!!!!!! Arod will kill it !

  721. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    what if they pitch around cano to face arod?

  722. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    cano needs to be patient.

  723. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    this might be saunders last batter…

  724. Ys Guy October 11th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    ok enough messing around its time to rake like the yankees!

  725. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    I want A-Rod

  726. Bring in the Goose October 11th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Hunter getting ready for Alex.

  727. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    ha – jeter telling cano to take it easy…awesome…

  728. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Make it YOUR pitch

  729. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Be patient….

  730. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    wow not a strike?

  731. Yankees_Fan October 11th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Patient

  732. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Something tells me it’s going to be up to A-Rod again

  733. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    awesome…game tied….whoo…

  734. TheStraw October 11th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Good enough.

  735. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Tied!

  736. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Yes!!! See good things happen when you make contact.

  737. Yankees_Fan October 11th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    We score! Inning keeps going!

  738. 4 NYY October 11th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Someone lost a bet !!!

  739. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    got a run back

  740. NYY_Girl_Penny October 11th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    wow he almost totally gidp — still he is such a choker … but i’ll take it.

  741. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Cmon A-ROD!!

  742. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    !!! :-)

  743. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Teix is the fastest slow runner in the game

  744. jmills October 11th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    YF, how are u?

    -jmv- u?

  745. Nilsson October 11th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Smoltz is right. Big lead and jump from Tex made the difference.

  746. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    smoltz…cano does not run pretty good…they probably could’ve turned 2 but i’ll take it.

    let’s go AROD…if he gets a hit here, stadium will be rocking big time…

  747. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Alright Robbie! Love for you to start getting some hits but that gets the job done! Lets go A-Rod! Keep it up.

  748. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Good bye Slop Saunders

  749. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Righty vs Alex…

  750. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    its like pulling teeth to score 1 run

  751. UnKnown October 11th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Oh the irony of baseball, Now does Joe PH again?

    I say let Alex hit.

  752. NYY_Girl_Penny October 11th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    totally thought that was a GIDP by Cano..

    almost panic

  753. CB October 11th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Good enough. Getting on the board will hopefully help relieve some of the pressing the Yanks are doing up at the plate.

    O’s should have tried to turn two there. Too conservative.

    Was hoping Showalter would’ve left Saunders in. He was starting to make some mistakes that inning.

  754. Bring in the Goose October 11th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Here we go Al…

    Nows the time.

  755. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    its pathetic this bum lasted this long.

  756. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    A-Rod has to look for offspeed on the first pitch

  757. Yankees_Fan October 11th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Hahahaha I’m sure they are getting a righty to face A-Rod! Bah! Hahaha!

  758. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    why does kerry wood look so skinny? it’s almost like he’s sick.

  759. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Too early let Alex hit.

  760. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    A-Rod needs to focus. Maybe he’ll be pitched around. Buck knows he wants to crush it

  761. NYY_Girl_Penny October 11th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    4 NYY October 11th, 2012 at 9:25 pm
    Someone lost a bet !!!

    LoL – thankfully, tragedy narrowly averted.

  762. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    let’s go A’s…

  763. Hassey October 11th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    This A’s game is gonna be awesome

  764. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Go Arod!! Put one over the fence.

  765. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    LETS GO ALEEEEEX!!!!

  766. Boston Jim October 11th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    abomb, he gonna hit one

  767. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Hi jmills, soon to be great! ;) You?

  768. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    I knew it

  769. yanks 27 October 11th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    I want Hughes to get this win, come on ARod, pretend it is a ST game

  770. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Damn that fastball was right there to hit

  771. UnKnown October 11th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Tex at 2nd going to have to be hit in a good spot to score him

  772. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Go Alex!

  773. jmills October 11th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Robbie Cano is like,…..Alomar! :)

  774. Bring in the Goose October 11th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    I just don’t get it.

    Right over the plate and nothing.

    He is lost.

  775. Bring in the Goose October 11th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Another slider and he’s toast.

  776. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Tommy Hunter throwing 98 now? I’ve seen it all….

  777. Niblick October 11th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    More boos.

  778. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Anybody surprised?

  779. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    dang 97 and 98 mph…

  780. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    not much you can do with a 97mph fastball

  781. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Stupid fans are booing because they are idiots..

  782. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Oh boy… that 0-1 fastball was right down the MIDDLE. ahhh.

  783. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Well, we tied it! Now let’s hang some 0′s

  784. Hassey October 11th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Buck really picked all the low hanging fruit from Texas

  785. Bring in the Goose October 11th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    The big at bat there was Cano.

    At 1-0, he was still far too impatient. Should have waited for a better pitch to drive.

  786. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Arod can’t catch up to any decent fastballs. How do you swing at crap off the plate and then take a fastball right down the middle? He is being aggressive but he can’t catch up to the heat anymore.

  787. Nilsson October 11th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Man I don’t remember Tommy Hunter throwing this hard as a Ranger. The move to pen amped up his velocity.

  788. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Benny Blanco says:
    October 11, 2012 at 9:30 pm
    Stupid fans are booing because they are idiots..
    ——–
    Yep.

  789. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    ok…it’s now a new game.

    if phil’s in trouble, who do you bring in?

  790. UnKnown October 11th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Well it’s tied.

    We win it in these last 3 innings now.

  791. longtimefan October 11th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Vote…..who sucks more Arod or Grandy

  792. Yankees_Fan October 11th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Oh A-Rod… Will you ever hit righties again? I trully wonder…

  793. jackamir October 11th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Shutdown inning, PLEASE!!!!!

  794. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Can has really had a brutal series.

  795. Boss Tony N October 11th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Saunders made mistakes all game long. A combination of bad luck (Nixy) and failing to capitalize on his mistakes littered his entire outing.

  796. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    un-YAY Rod

  797. Madrugador October 11th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Who plays third base if you pinch hit for Arod there?

  798. willwill October 11th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Well…. they scratched a run… hughsie in the 7th joe better be ready

  799. Yankees_Fan October 11th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Grandy is worse. At least A-Rod hits lefties.

  800. Jeff NJ October 11th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Best Yankee is on the bench all night, time for Joe to get Ibanez in the game.

  801. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    The fans are booing because they are getting very anxious/ nervous… and it seems like just about everyone ( minus a few) comes up and has a horrible AB.

    COME ON HUGHSEY!!! give us one more 0. We will try to get that run in.

  802. willwill October 11th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    I guess joe is ready heh

  803. JobaTipsHisCap October 11th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Hughes is doing the job well.

    Offense just sucks, nothing new.

    Did stadium fools boo grandy?

  804. Bring in the Goose October 11th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Be careful here

  805. Pat M. October 11th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Man when in the hell did Tommy Hunter come up with this type of gas ????/ Serious especially after watching Saunders stuff

  806. willwill October 11th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    hughes is way too center of plate

  807. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    orioles finished 1 game behind us. they kept pace almost the entire last month of the year.

    and this series is indicative of it.

    great pitching all around. the only guy that hasnt’ done his job is johnson.

  808. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    “Who plays third base if you pinch hit for Arod there?”

    Chavez

  809. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Every starter has made it to the 7th inning or later for us. That is truly amazing.

  810. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Cheers one inning and boos another inning. How old are these guys at the stadium?

  811. deleonj October 11th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    oh the fans….nothing better to do than boo after a 99 mph pitch.

  812. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    The Yanks really needed Cano to carry them this post season or at least be hot. But he is too over aggressive and just not being patient and waiting for a pitch to drive. He is too jumpy at the plate.

  813. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    dang, hughes is pitching like when he was a reliever now.

  814. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Hughes has some late life on the fastball

  815. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Uno mas, Phil.

  816. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Great effort by Hughes.

  817. Meppie Amsterdam October 11th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    6.2, 4 H, 1 R: I’ll take that everyday

  818. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    CB, Pat (or anyone)

    Do you see any difference in mechanics when Phil hits/misses his spot?

    Great game, Phil, by the way!!!

  819. Jerkface October 11th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Why remove Hughes with 1 out to go and at only 95 pitches? The starting pitching the Yankees received this series has to be the best in the modern era for the Yankees. At the very least since the 90s. Goddamn score some runs for these guys.

  820. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Sucks Hughes won’t be in line for the win.

  821. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Huuuughes! Great job.

  822. LGY October 11th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Very good outing from Hughes.

    The SPing has been excellent this series.

  823. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Is it Rapada?

  824. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Good work, Phil!

  825. Ken Phelps October 11th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Great game Hughes

  826. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Jerkface October 11th, 2012 at 9:36 pm
    Why remove Hughes with 1 out to go and at only 95 pitches? The starting pitching the Yankees received this series has to be the best in the modern era for the Yankees. At the very least since the 90s. Goddamn score some runs for these guys.
    ———-

    Probably Mclouth is 6-7 against him.

  827. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    I would have left Hughes in. He could probably give them one more good inning. But Girardi’s obsession with Logan won out here.

  828. JobaTipsHisCap October 11th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Seriously, pinch hit grandy pls, he is totally useless

  829. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Hughes did jis job, if we do win this series, I wonder what real pitching will do to our line-up. They need to wake up.

  830. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    My biggest fear about the three day layoff was that Robbie would get out of his groove. Sadly that fear has come to fruition. Lets just win this bad boy tonight and I think our bats will start heating up. Come on Yankees! we can do this.

  831. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Boone

  832. Meppie Amsterdam October 11th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Sucks Hughes won’t be in line for the win.

    Yes, Win stat is very important.

  833. Madrugador October 11th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Forgot about him. Thanks TAR.

    Nice outing by Hughes.
    Since when did Saunders become a shut down pitcher?

  834. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Excellent job by Hughes. He was certainly Phil Phranchise.

  835. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Okay booney! please be nasty like last night!

  836. Hassey October 11th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Rick Adair better start getting some love

    This ain’t ray miller’s staff anymore

  837. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Ok Boonie get this PEST out.

  838. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    McClouth is too too dangerous…

  839. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Has Joba pitched this series?

  840. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Granderson better be pinch hit for when his at bat comes up next. If you can pinch hit for Arod then you can for Granderson. He is just wasting at bats right now.

  841. Yankees_Fan October 11th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Phil did a beautiful job tonight, pitching his finest game in a time of need. Really proved he is a pitcher and can work out of trouble. Really great job giving us a chance, Phil!

  842. CB October 11th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Really big outing from Hughes. His location has been off but he fought really hard. And he did just about as much as could be expected.

    Not sure about lifting him here as he was very good last inning and in this one. But great job.

    The amount of pressure the yankee pitchers have had to throw under this series has been significant. They have no margin for error and they all know it.

  843. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    The mighty Babe has made out

  844. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Yeah Logan! Frickin McLouth….

  845. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 9:38 pm
    McClouth is too too dangerous…
    ————————————————

    Words I never thought I’d hear again….. How do the O’s do it?

  846. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Easy Cano!

  847. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Although I would had let Hughes try to finish the inning

  848. Pat M. October 11th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    jmv…..I just think it’s the position of his wrist when he releases the ball and not a traditional mechanical issue…..I don’t have that keen of an eye to pick apart that cleanly a guys pitching……

  849. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Too bad Swisher can’t be pinch hit for also. He and Granderson are killing them.

  850. Uncle Ellsworth October 11th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Score

  851. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    All right, all right, all right! Let’s go Offense! (Can’t say let’s go O during this series…lol)

  852. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Lefty-Lefty was the way to go there…IMO

    Swish
    Martin
    PH ?

  853. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Runs now!

  854. 4 NYY October 11th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    The fans pay their $$$, they have a right to boo whoever they want. Whether I or anyone else agrees. Sometimes it’s warranted, sometimes not.

    Plenty of booing goes on here !!!!

  855. JobaTipsHisCap October 11th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Swisher, grandy

    2 suckers

  856. Boston Jim October 11th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Phil was great, ill give him credit

  857. Niblick October 11th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Let’s hope Joe pinch hits for Arod in the 9th, if the Yankees need to play the bottom of the 9th.

  858. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Ibanez better be warming up in the batting cage for Granderson. He can defintiely handle LF for a couple of innings.

  859. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Pat M,

    Thanks. I tend to think Phil is a little tweak away to be a perennial 15 game winner

    CB,

    Good point. SP has shown a nice head on their shoulders

  860. Meppie Amsterdam October 11th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    I’m sorry to tell you, but Americans wear awful suits

  861. ricardo1020 October 11th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    I’m so sick of hearing that Springsteen “This Train” song between every inning of every game!

  862. Bring in the Goose October 11th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Look at Swish – such a hot dog!

  863. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    4 NYY

    you are 100% right, paying customers can do whatever they want. if they want the team to perform then they are not helping by booing.

  864. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Now Swisher is going to swing out of his shoes for a homerun

  865. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    If Swish or Martin get on. I want to see if Joe pinch hits Raul for Grandy

  866. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    “Plenty of booing goes on
    here !!!!”

    Well, you have a pint

  867. CB October 11th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    “Do you see any difference in mechanics when Phil hits/misses his spot?”

    jmv,

    That’s a good question. Honestly, it’s difficult to pin point. In many respects he does a great job of repeating his mechanics.

    One issue he has is that at times he has too much movement on the ball that it gets away form him. That happened some tonight with the arm side run.

    The other thing I do see him doing is pulling and over rotating his arm on his breaking pitches at times.

  868. Niblick October 11th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Stupid John Sterling.

  869. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Point, not pint

  870. TheStraw October 11th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Just missed it.

  871. Niblick October 11th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Goes into his home run call.

  872. Uncle Ellsworth October 11th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Not foolin me sterling

  873. Yankees_Fan October 11th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Almost Swish! Man!

  874. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    WOW. Big error! Now let’s capitalize!

  875. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    damn ittt warning track power

  876. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Swisher tries to hit a homerun. What a surprise. Absolutely terrible approach.

  877. TheStraw October 11th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Nunez or Gardner, please.

  878. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    ok…we just got a gift. let’s make them pay…

  879. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    mistake make them pay!!

  880. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Here we go!

  881. Niblick October 11th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Nice play by Castillo, er Flaherty.

  882. NYY fan in NH October 11th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    swinging for the fences again.

  883. Nick in SF October 11th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Should’ve blown a bubble.

  884. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    CB,

    Thanks! As I said to Pat, he’s a little tweak away to be great

  885. LGY October 11th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Have to pinch hit for Granderson

  886. Boston Jim October 11th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Nunny!!!

  887. UnKnown October 11th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Who is coming in Matusz?

  888. ricardo1020 October 11th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Please don’t look this gift horse in the mouth.

  889. Madrugador October 11th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Nunez to pinch hit for Granderson? Gardy to legt and Ichiro to center?

  890. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Huge break right there. We have to make them pay now. Cmon boys… we gotta plate a run here.

  891. Meppie Amsterdam October 11th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    No pinch hit :(

  892. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Now I want to read one “que sabes?” From YF!

    Let’s make him pay…

  893. jacksquat October 11th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Have to pinch hit Nunez here.

  894. 4 NYY October 11th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 9:45 pm
    4 NYY

    you are 100% right, paying customers can do whatever they want. if they want the team to perform then they are not helping by booing.

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

    Guess that’s true too. Or maybe some guys will wake up and bear down more. Who knows ?

    No player wants to hear it, that’s for sure.

  895. UnKnown October 11th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Could do a number of things here if you are Joe or just play it out with the guys you got..

  896. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    We better see Ibanez now

  897. LGY October 11th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    How do you pinch hit for Alex Rodriguez last night but not Granderson in this spot?

  898. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    grandy can only hit fastballs…but then he doesn’t swing when they throw one…

  899. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Sticking with Grandy…. reward his faith. C’mon Curtis. 43 bombs during the year.

  900. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    How are they letting him hit here???

  901. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    How do you pinch hit for Arod and not Granderson? Girardi is really wasting at bats.

  902. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    I dont get this if you can PH for Alex why not Grandy?

  903. Meppie Amsterdam October 11th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Well at least he actually hit the ball this time…

  904. UnKnown October 11th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Joe trusting the troops here and not PH or PR

  905. JobaTipsHisCap October 11th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    At least grandy made the contact.

    What a moron

  906. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Why, why not pinch-hit for Grandy there…?

  907. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Contact! Not good contact, but baby steps…

  908. Niblick October 11th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Granderson is surely earning a new contract this week.

  909. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Cmon NIX stay hot!

  910. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    he didnt strike out, and tried to go the other way. progress?

  911. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Granderson needs to sit. If Gardner can’t swing a bat they should have put Dickerson on the roster instead.

  912. Yankees_Fan October 11th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    When a flyball is an improvement in your offense, you are really sucking big time. That’s you, Granderson. Would’ve loved to see Gardner there.

  913. Meppie Amsterdam October 11th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Girardi must not trust Gardner yet. Understand not wanting to using Ibanez, but Nunez would’ve made sense.

  914. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Girardi had a” feel” in the 9th inning last night. But terrible job by him tonight. Letting Granderson hit makes absolutely no sense.

  915. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    nix has been awesome ALL SEASON LONG

  916. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Nix is balling tonight

  917. Uncle Ellsworth October 11th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    A new contract in pittsburgh. nix nix

  918. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Nix is on fire.

  919. ricardo1020 October 11th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Nixy’s the one!

  920. 4 NYY October 11th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Did I say Nix ?

  921. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    amazing. they don’t bunt there and that could have been the go ahead hit. Just mind boggling

  922. Yankees_Fan October 11th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Nix is an offensive powerhouse!

  923. Jerkface October 11th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Nix has been very good this game, but sad Joe didn’t start Ibanez… When he is clearly one of their hottest hitters & granderson is lost.

  924. Niblick October 11th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Sure enough. The guy who doesn’t try for homers actually gets hits.

  925. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    gotta keep nunez available in case we must play him at SS later in the game.

  926. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Nix is the man! He’s got that Jerry Hairston Jr. circa 2009 feel.

  927. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    pinch hit for Jeter

  928. jacksquat October 11th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Joe will say he didn’t want to pinch hit Nunez because he would have had to burn two players for one at bat.

  929. Bring in the Goose October 11th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Why don’t they tell us on the broadcast who is coming in?

  930. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Nix is good. He is like Nunez he just looks to put the ball in play and guys like that succeed in the post season and in these spots. A totally different apporach than Swisher and Granderson always looking to hit a homerun with a big swing.

  931. UnKnown October 11th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Come on Jeter.

    Russ is coming around to score on any base hit here. Thompson has to wave him and make them throw him out.

    Can’t trust to get another 2 out hit which would be the 3rd in a row.

    LET’S GO YANKEES!!

  932. Uncle Ellsworth October 11th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Pretty girls for Nix!

  933. Madrugador October 11th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Granderson get picked up or Swisher gets resigned next year?

  934. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Oh man, Luis Ayala. Totally forgot about him.

  935. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    There is one out. No bunt there

  936. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    How does Granderson even hit 40 homers a season? That must be some very awful/ lazy pitching. Every pitcher in baseball should throw the guy offspeed stuff. Never even throw a fastball to the guy.

  937. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Cmon Derek. Team needs you here.

  938. Hassey October 11th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Who can we compare verlander to from the last 40 years? The windmill action when he throws is unique and the ball explodes to the plate

  939. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Madrugador October 11th, 2012 at 9:53 pm
    Granderson get picked up or Swisher gets resigned next year?
    —————————————————

    I personally hope neither. I hope Cashman gets creative.

  940. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    “igotid88 says:
    October 11, 2012 at 9:53 pm
    pinch hit for Jeter”

    Or boo him! LOL

  941. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    “Joe will say he didn’t want to pinch hit Nunez because he would have had to burn two players for one at bat.”

    So what? you go for the jugular, playing with house money and about a thousand more cliches. Oh well water under the bridge. :D

  942. LGY October 11th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    I’m still trying to understand how one of the best players of all time can get pinch hit for but Curtis Granderson can’t.

  943. ricardo1020 October 11th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Be thankful Joe came out of his coma long enough to PH for Arod last night.

  944. Uncle Ellsworth October 11th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Gapper?

  945. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Girardi is probably hoping that Granderson will “hit into one’. But if you have watched him he isn’t even close to hitting anything. Leaving Ibanez on the bench is really insane. They need his hot bench in the game.

  946. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Come on Jete!

  947. MG October 11th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    I can’t believe O’Day isn’t in the game here…

  948. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    “Hassey says:
    October 11, 2012 at 9:54 pm
    Who can we compare
    verlander to from the last
    40 years? The windmill
    action when he throws is
    unique and the ball explodes
    to the plate”

    Nolan Ryan?

  949. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    I want Ichiro to get the big hit here. Jeter takes too much of the spotlight. He needs to share

  950. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    I’m still trying to understand how one of the best players of all time can get pinch hit for but Curtis Granderson can’t.
    —————

    Girardi always has a stupid reason

  951. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Go Jeet!!!

  952. BA October 11th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    We need a return appearance of Captain Clutch right here.

  953. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    This ump is absolutely terrible

  954. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    BS

  955. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    These calls are killing us…

  956. Madrugador October 11th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Granderson gets picked up because it is only for a year. Swisher gets let go.
    Cash will stall until he can get some help from the minors.

  957. Bring in the Goose October 11th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Who would PH for grandy there?

  958. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    GRRR that non strike call makes me mad

    Come on Jeet

  959. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    No wonder they are swinging at every pitch. Anything could be a strike

  960. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Jeet is battling. Cmon brother!!

  961. Ken Phelps October 11th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Wasting a lot of pitches

  962. blake October 11th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Jeter has seen about a million pitches tonight.

  963. Niblick October 11th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Crap.

  964. JobaTipsHisCap October 11th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Strike out captain

  965. TheStraw October 11th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Bullcrap call.

  966. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  967. jacksquat October 11th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Ohhh, can’t take that pitch Jete.

  968. Yankees_Fan October 11th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    That ump can f himself!

  969. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    My God. Not a bad pitch there, but the strike zone is eyeballs to shins.

  970. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    so a no name pitcher gets the low and high strike against a hall of famer.

    Cool story

  971. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Jeter had to protect the plate and at least try and foul it off. It’s obvious that the strike zone is gigantic for the O’s pitchers.

  972. MG October 11th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    If you are going to give the pitcher the low stuff you can’t give him the high one also, that really hurt…

  973. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    I’m being sarcastic

  974. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Jeter has seen more pitches this game than Granderson has seen in the entire series.

  975. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    That pitch was a strike but its tough to tell where the zone is on the Yanks right now. That low strike on 1-1 really changed the at bat.

  976. BA October 11th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    I know that was a strike but I saw plenty of those from Hughes called balls. All anyone wants is consistency. This ump has certainly been anything but consistent. That was a big opportunity missed.

  977. 4 NYY October 11th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Last pitch was good, other one earlier was low. Way it goes.

    Joyce really has been all over the place tonight. Both ways.

  978. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Thats exactly what Jeter said

    ” you can’t have both”

  979. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    If a Yankees pitcher threw that pitch it would never be called a strike. This ump really stinks.

  980. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    the strike zone is huge.

  981. blake October 11th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    I have never seen a collection of crappy players like the orioles have play like this….It’s been like this all year

  982. JM October 11th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Jete has seen 27 pitches in this game

  983. JobaTipsHisCap October 11th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    When they really should boo the ump, stadium morons went quiet.

  984. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    3rd day in a row for robertson…

  985. Hassey October 11th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Do we have only one inning this series with more than one run?

  986. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Robertson pitched 2 innings last night. Hopefully he is sharp tonight.

  987. Uncle Ellsworth October 11th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Settin up al to be the hero

  988. blake October 11th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    I don’t know if I’ve ever seen a hitter as lost as Granderson is….it’s be fitting if he was the hero tonight but man does he look helpless

  989. Yankee Trader October 11th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Offenses both sides squandering chances:

    Orioles 0 for 7 RISP, Yankees 0 for 6, both left 6 on base

  990. Pat M. October 11th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    MG / Tar…….I agree , can’t give the low and the high….It was the low strike that pissed Derek off

  991. Shame Spencer October 11th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Any chance we see Ibanez soon?

  992. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    blake-

    If Gardner can’t swing a bat or isn’t trusted, they should have added Dickerson instead. I’d love to see Dickerson out in center right now over Granderson.

  993. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    That pitch would be a strike for Saunders

  994. BobbyJones October 11th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    u dont call that pitch

  995. 4 NYY October 11th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    D-Rob throwing good curves lately !

  996. blake October 11th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Jeter got screwed…..the third strike was a strike….the low one wasn’t and it screwed up his AB

  997. Niblick October 11th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Robertson!!!

  998. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Blake, cult of “Buck?”

    Atta boy, DRob!

  999. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Shame-

    Possibly for Grandy his next time up. Or maybe again for A-Rod if it’s a tough righty like O’Day.

  1000. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Jones looks as lost as Grandy.

  1001. blake October 11th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Robertson has been downright dominant

  1002. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    DROB

  1003. Shame Spencer October 11th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Robertson has looked awesome lately. Timely.

  1004. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    game 1, 2-2 going into the 9th
    game 2, 2-3 going into the 9th
    game 3, 1-2 going into the 9th
    game 4, 1-1 going into the 9th

    talk about stellar pitching…

  1005. Hassey October 11th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    A poke here and bring in Mariano…oh damn

  1006. blake October 11th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Middle of the order….. Time is now

  1007. TheStraw October 11th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Pressure is shifting to the O’s now….you can see it all over Jones’ face.

  1008. Uncle Ellsworth October 11th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Jeffrey maire. show up?

  1009. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Ha! O’s offense is really bad #sarcasm

  1010. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    That inning was just NASTY

  1011. Jerkface October 11th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Yankees pitching this series has been unbelievable. Just really solid. They really should have swept given the pitching they got. Score now so we can pitch the top of the 9th and then pop champagne.

  1012. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    you want to see a worse strike zone. Tune into Verlander

  1013. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    D-Rob is crazy.1

  1014. Yankee Trader October 11th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Yankees let Ayala off the hook. He usually lets about 50% inherited runners to score.

    This is the inning the Yankees are going ahead if Ayala comes back in or Strop. :)

  1015. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    You got to believe its all hands on deck for Buck. I would imagine everybody is available

  1016. Pat M. October 11th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    dysunyc…….Soewhere around game 4 in the ALCS is when The Yanks will feel the loss of Mariano, well at least that’s what I’ve always thought…….Joba can be a big lift for the pen and the club if he could throw a few clean innings……He could be a difference maker

  1017. Shame Spencer October 11th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Tyler – That’s what I was thinking but I’m not sure what Joe does here..

  1018. ricardo1020 October 11th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    If I hear that Springsteen “This Train” song again I’m gonna throw myself under a train!

  1019. cofuzz October 11th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    C’mon offense!

  1020. BA October 11th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    The time is now. Ichiro and Cano Combinefor the go ahead run.

  1021. Niblick October 11th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Heart of the order coming up. Time to do it.

  1022. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    If Joe pinch hits for A-Rod again. I wouldn’t mind he gets upset.

  1023. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Great inning by Robertson. Ibanez needs to pinch hit and be the hero again. No one else can get a big hit.

  1024. JobaTipsHisCap October 11th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Walk off them.

  1025. MG October 11th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    the Yankees are winning this game…

  1026. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Ichiro, you are the entrance door

  1027. blake October 11th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Tyler says:
    October 11, 2012 at 10:07 pm
    blake-

    If Gardner can’t swing a bat or isn’t trusted, they should have added Dickerson instead. I’d love to see Dickerson out in center right now over Granderson.”

    Yea I mean you can’t keep having an auto out in the lineup ….I love Grandy but its ugly

  1028. CB October 11th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Great job once again by Robertson. Best he’s thrown all year and at the most important time.

    The Yankee pitching has been outstanding. This hasn’t been the Orioles hitters not getting the job done. They are a mediocre talent team at the plate that is being shut down by excellent post season pitching.

    Back to the bats to get it done.

  1029. cofuzz October 11th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Anyone else expecting an ARod walkoff in the 9th?

  1030. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    David Cone
    @YESConeZone36

  1031. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    ricardo, what about the tuba version of Beverly Hills Cop?

  1032. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    pat m – getting to game 4 of the ALCS would be dandy :)

  1033. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Who will swing for the fences in this inning?

  1034. OldSchoolYankeeFan October 11th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Nice insight ther, Cal, “he needs to wait for a good pitch to hit.” Really?

    Ichiro!!

  1035. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    I
    CHI
    RO

    steal sign?

  1036. blake October 11th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Ichiro! The time is now….score now

  1037. Niblick October 11th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    steal

  1038. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Ichiro has to try and steal 2nd base.

    Who will swing for the fences in this inning?

  1039. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    ICHI!

  1040. UnKnown October 11th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Steal Ichiro

  1041. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Yeah ICHI!

  1042. LGY October 11th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Why is Buck letting Ayala pitch here?

  1043. Frozen Rope II October 11th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Ayala helped cost us in game 2 last year, how about he return the favor

  1044. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Im shocked he left in Ayala, and continues to do it! Mistake

  1045. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    If the Yanks don’t score I’ll keep DRob in another inning. Closers don’t usually do well in tie games or big leads

  1046. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Tex has to be patient. Ayala gets a lot of DP’s.

  1047. Yankee Trader October 11th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    That’s a start. Need to score this inning

  1048. Nick in SF October 11th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Thank you, Ichiro. I’m getting tired of this whole sorry business, let’s please plate Ichiro and then put these Orioles out of their misery.

    I can’t take another consecutive day of Conan/Cougar Town/Captain Morgan ads. I need a break.

  1049. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    If Raul gets a bat, the closest pitch he’ll get will land in the dogout

  1050. cofuzz October 11th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Wieters is such a good defensive catcher.
    Ichiro better be careful when he steals.
    (But pull a Damon when he’s safe…and go to third.)

  1051. blake October 11th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Gotta be careful stealing against Wieters and Ayala is quick to the plate

  1052. BA October 11th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Next years OF will be Gardner, Granderson and Ichiro. All lefties but very good defensively.

  1053. yanks 27 October 11th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    I would have used Lowe or Phelps instead or Robertson, they are really overworking him

  1054. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    NO DOUBLE PLAY PLEASE!!!!!!!!!

  1055. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Come on Cano

  1056. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Teixy!

  1057. blake October 11th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Yes! Go time! Come on Robbie!

  1058. OldSchoolYankeeFan October 11th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    C’mon Tex! Be the anti-Alex and get some wood on the ball!

    Oh yea!

  1059. Yankee Trader October 11th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Now Ichiro steals 3rd

  1060. Jerkface October 11th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Well this is it, this is the time to win the game. There may be more chances if they fail, but this one is here, it is waiting for someone to just get the run in.

  1061. lil m October 11th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Now that’s more like it Tex :)

  1062. MG October 11th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    I am in shock that Showalter stuck with Ayala this inning, just shocked…

  1063. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Come on Yankees!

  1064. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Here comes Matusz.

  1065. UnKnown October 11th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    FINISH THEM!

  1066. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Too bad Ichiro couldn’t go to 3rd base. Now Cano and Arod have to do their jobs.

  1067. JobaTipsHisCap October 11th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Cano is walked, and arod comes up.

  1068. Boston Jim October 11th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    orioles are ripe, come on boys

  1069. OldSchoolYankeeFan October 11th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Here comes Mr Excitement, Bucky

  1070. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Ichiro: Do NOT steal third. Don’t do it. Unless you’re 100% sure you can make it. 100%.

  1071. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    yanks 27 October 11th, 2012 at 10:12 pm
    I would have used Lowe or Phelps instead or Robertson, they are really overworking him
    ——————–

    He’s the Mo Rivera for us this year

  1072. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    A-Rod will get bases loaded…

  1073. willwill October 11th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    You just know a-rod is gonna come up,.

  1074. Uncle Ellsworth October 11th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    It happens now.

  1075. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Maybe cano will remember how to go the other way. Please remember.

  1076. CB October 11th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Broken bat hit – we’ll take it.

    Ayala missed his spot towards the middle. That’s what allowed Tex to get the ball back through the middle while still breaking his bat.

    Come on Cano.

  1077. cofuzz October 11th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    OK Robby, time to check with Cool Raul and his “binder” on Matusz.

  1078. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Cano, then A-Rod, against Matusz…Raul for Alex?

  1079. OldSchoolYankeeFan October 11th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Don’t count on A-Rod

  1080. Jerkface October 11th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    CB is right on, the Orioles are a mediocre offense getting dominated. Whats sad is that the Orioles have mediocre pitching that is dominating the Yankees offense.

    It shouldn’t be as close as it is. The Yankees have more talent, so in a tie situation they should come out ahead but baseball doesnt work that way. Get the run here!

  1081. Yankee Trader October 11th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Bringing in a lefty. Perfect for Ichiro to swipe 3rd.

  1082. MG October 11th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Matusz will pitch to Cano, O’Day will pitch to the next guy whether it be Arod or Ibanez.

  1083. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Leaving in Ayala was a gift from Buck, have to make him pay for it. Now is the time to step on their throats.

  1084. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Cano please be patient

  1085. Uncle Ellsworth October 11th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Time for the death blow

  1086. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Paciencia, Robi.

  1087. LGY October 11th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Buck is cruel. He’s saving ODay for ARod

  1088. OldSchoolYankeeFan October 11th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    C’mon Robby!

  1089. Pat M. October 11th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    djsunyc……..Yanks are going to the get to the World Series

  1090. BA October 11th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Don’t ya know, Robbie is due!

  1091. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    HItters count! Cmon Robbie. Be patient and hammer it.

  1092. blake October 11th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    “Whats sad is that the Orioles have mediocre pitching that is dominating the Yankees offense.”

    Yup….but all that matters is advancing right now….cm on Robbie

  1093. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Wait for a pitch to drive. Don’t just swing at anything he throws.

  1094. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    DJ again telling Robi to be calm.

  1095. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    JF,

    Maybe we don’t have the best offense, but the calls behind the plate didn’t help

  1096. blake October 11th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    LGY says:
    October 11, 2012 at 10:16 pm
    Buck is cruel. He’s saving ODay for ARod

    Revenge of Arod!

  1097. Boston Jim October 11th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    always comes down to Alex

  1098. Pat M. October 11th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Well then how did a mediocre Baltimore team win 93 games ???? And are on their tails since late August

  1099. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Is anybody up in their pen?

  1100. Hassey October 11th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Ph here

  1101. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    At least it gets the runners over but that wasn’t a good pitch to swing at 3-1. Cano refuses to walk.

  1102. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    At least he moved them. A-Rod will get 4. Or he should

  1103. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    do they give arod anything to hit?

  1104. BA October 11th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    It’s up to ARod. Just a simple sac fly would ne nice.

  1105. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    No Raul. He would get 4 for sure

  1106. blake October 11th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Hey that’s as good as bunt…..obviously wanted more but a productive out at least.

    Alex gets a chance to be a hero

  1107. Bring in the Goose October 11th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Once again they don’t tell us who’s coming in.

  1108. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Look at those idiots behind the plate looking like fish out of water. They are sitting down!!! really??

  1109. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    if arod gets on, pinch hit ibanez for swisher…you just have to…

  1110. J2L October 11th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Such a lighting rod, this guy!

  1111. MG October 11th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    you have to hit for Arod here, he hasn’t touched anything from O’Day in the last month.

    If Ibanez pinch hits they will walk him and pitch to Swish, that’s what I expect to happen.

  1112. Niblick October 11th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Time for Arod to earn his 29 mill.

  1113. longtimefan October 11th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Glad to see Cano picked up the choke from Arod

  1114. Madrugador October 11th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    How many more years of Arod?

  1115. JM October 11th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Darren O’Day. Come on Alex!

  1116. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Of course they take the pitcher who’s struggling out against A-Rod

  1117. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    “Is anybody up in their pen?”

    Of course there is somebody up. What I should have said is why isn’t TBS telling us who is up in their pen.

  1118. TheStraw October 11th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Buck will have them pitch to Alex. Hopefully he makes them pay.

  1119. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    O’Days coming in

  1120. vc 11 October 11th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    O’Day is coming to eat A-Rod for lunch again, A-Rod needs to bite back now….

  1121. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Please bring in Ibanez

  1122. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Atleast Buck is running through his bullpen quickly. Matsuz out after 1 batter is a good thing.

  1123. Yankee Trader October 11th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Wonder what Girardi’s gut feeling is now? :)

  1124. CB October 11th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    ” Whats sad is that the Orioles have mediocre pitching that is dominating the Yankees offense.”

    JF,

    That’s the thing. This series is close – the scores are razor thin. But they are occurring for different reasons.

    The Orioles pitching has been ok – but not remotely good enough to be giving the yankees this much difficulty.

  1125. blake October 11th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Redemption for Arod! Lets go

  1126. MG October 11th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Looks like Arod is going to hit, it’s time for him to step up and win the game for the Yankees.

  1127. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Well then how did a mediocre Baltimore team win 93 games ????
    —-
    Same way we won 95! Look at our hitting this season with RISP. How many times did we see runner at 3rd, one out, or no out and didn’t get a run. How many guys did we lose at the plate due to ground balls? It’s all about good pitching, timely pitching, and a lot of home runs.

  1128. Niblick October 11th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Can Arod get the bat on the ball?

  1129. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    COME ON ALEX! Don’t need to hit it to Queens. Just hit it.

  1130. BA October 11th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    It is amazing how the situation always finds ARid

  1131. jacksquat October 11th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Hate to say it, but the move here is Chavez.

    But go Arod.

  1132. JM October 11th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    AndrewMarchand A-Rod is 1-for-7 vs. O’Day in his career.

  1133. Pat M. October 11th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Alex wears the hero hat tonight…right now

  1134. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Mental ginger.

  1135. CB October 11th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Alex has to do what he did earlier. Stay short. Be very direct to the ball. This guy doen’t throw hard. Stay short and you can still wait.

  1136. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    1 for 17 with RISP in PS. The kind of stuff said before a blast

  1137. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    So Joe is letting him hit.

  1138. Yankee Trader October 11th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Playing in- stick the bat out and bloop one over the infield

  1139. OldSchoolYankeeFan October 11th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Same old Alex

  1140. UnKnown October 11th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Good speed at 3rd for a sac fly. Doesn’t have to be hit deep at all.

  1141. blake October 11th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Man that was a cookie

  1142. nhyankeefan October 11th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    1st guess..hope i am wrong but cant figure out why Arod is batting here. Terrible

  1143. blake October 11th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    85 mph

  1144. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Im on record as I support letting Alex hit

  1145. BA October 11th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    85 goes right past him, unreal!

  1146. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Oh god. what was that.

  1147. Yankee Trader October 11th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    How many times does ARod go o for 2?
    Please need a run or two here

  1148. CB October 11th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    “Man that was a cookie”

    It really was.

  1149. Niblick October 11th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Those cheers sure turned into boos in a hurry. And deservedly so.

  1150. Ken Phelps October 11th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Well at least nick “mr clutch” swisher is on deck

  1151. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    awful awful job by girardi

  1152. Bring in the Goose October 11th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Just unreal.

    He sucks.

  1153. TheStraw October 11th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Wow.

  1154. Nick in SF October 11th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    It continues.

  1155. blake October 11th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Unreal

  1156. OldSchoolYankeeFan October 11th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Choker!!

  1157. MG October 11th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    not a surprise…

  1158. cofuzz October 11th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    You can do this ARod!

  1159. Niblick October 11th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    What an absolute bum.

  1160. vc 11 October 11th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    *sigh*

  1161. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Swings right through 85. Twice. Terrible.

  1162. jacksquat October 11th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Arod just can’t hit rhp right now.

  1163. BA October 11th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Useless

  1164. nhyankeefan October 11th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    What a damn waste Joe…Why? Arod needs to sit vs RHP.

  1165. blake October 11th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    I don’t know how Alex misses those pitches

  1166. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    man…wow…arod is not in a good place right now…

  1167. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    That was horrible…

  1168. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Wow. That was beyond pathetic. so bad.

  1169. cofuzz October 11th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    ARod with the #choke when a productive out makes him a hero.

  1170. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    idiot leaves a guy who can’t hit righties to save his life in the game when you have a hotter then hot guy on the bench.

    Indefensible

  1171. Bring in the Goose October 11th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    He should be benched.

    Crap!!!!!!!

    What a loser this guy is!!!!!

  1172. Ken Phelps October 11th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Passed ball? Balk? Something

  1173. Yankee Trader October 11th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Blake-

    ARod doesn’t even have a hot zone anymore.

  1174. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    damn it all. That pitch was 12 inches outside. Jesus H.

  1175. Niblick October 11th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Same old story for this team.

  1176. TheStraw October 11th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Crap.

  1177. nhyankeefan October 11th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Joe cost them 2nite

  1178. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    that was tough…might’ve given the o’s some life…

  1179. Boss Tony N October 11th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    This effing loser Swisher. I hope this guy rots in hell

  1180. MG October 11th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    blake October 11th, 2012 at 10:25 pm
    I don’t know how Alex misses those pitches
    ———————-
    and he’s missing them by a mile, not even close to getting bat on ball

  1181. J2L October 11th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    If you think A-rod is bad, Swisher is so much worse..

  1182. blake October 11th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Just a horrible job ….Alex has to make contact there…. All there is to it….that was their chance

  1183. JM October 11th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Unreal

  1184. vc 11 October 11th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    A-Rod and Grandy are jockeying for supremacy in the boo department right now. :/

  1185. Ken Phelps October 11th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    If you’re going to kill arod you must kill swisher… Swisher worst post season hitter in the history of the game… 1-34 with runners in scoring position

  1186. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    jesus flipping h christ.

  1187. deleonj October 11th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    arod is terrible against righties this season. swish is doing just bad…

  1188. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    What a joke. These guys have absolutely no idea how to hit when it counts. Arod can’t up to any fastballs and Swisher is swinging out of his shoes once again. Good job guys.

  1189. OldSchoolYankeeFan October 11th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Nick, were you surrounded by Giants fans today? It was nauseating when I ran past AT&T today

  1190. Bring in the Goose October 11th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Sit this loser down, now.

    Chavez needs to bat.

    Gardner needs to bat.

    Ibanez and Nix need to DH.

  1191. Hassey October 11th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    I have to say guys that we have no middle of the order…this is the worst playoff showing of them all

  1192. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Arod’s ab should have been 2-1 he chased two pitches out of the zone. The first pitch thrown to him was a strike… Looks like we will have to go to extras.

  1193. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    people, if he pinch hit ibanez for arod, the would’ve WALKED ibanez.

    granted it would’ve been bases loaded but there’s no way ibanez would’ve been able to take a swing…

  1194. ricardo1020 October 11th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Swisher, Arod and Grandy playing a game called “Who Sucks The Most”!

  1195. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    wow, im at a lost for words.

  1196. syd_cash October 11th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Our two worst guys letting the team down as usual

  1197. willwill October 11th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Yankees need to pull a red sox and just trade Arod, swishers already gone thankfully and granderson needs traded too.

  1198. Boss Tony N October 11th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Joe managed that way yesterday because our season was on the line. Down 2-1 in the game with the prospect of going down 2-1 in the series.

    Today, up 2-1 in the series, in a tie game, Joe didnt find it necessary to PH for Alex.

    And this worthless inhumane piece of crap Swisher. I hope he rots in the depths of hell.

  1199. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    How many automatic outs are there in this lineup right now??

  1200. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    It’s like we must stop all the runners at 1B in order to score a run…

    Someone please explain these guys the meaning of a short swing…

    Well, let’s move on! More 0′s!

  1201. nhyankeefan October 11th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Its on Joe…he has to bat Ibanez there. Is he afraid to do it 2 games in a row?

  1202. JobaTipsHisCap October 11th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Massive failure, I feel sad for arod

  1203. LGY October 11th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Who is Joe saving Ibanez and Chavez for?

    Just no consistency in his thinking.

  1204. syd_cash October 11th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Two worst guys as usual

  1205. Yankees_Fan October 11th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    I trully believe that was a kistake call on Girardi, but the point is, it has to be the last time A-Rod faces a righty in a tied game with runners in scoring position. Now its not a gamble to pinch hit him, but the thing you must do. You cant simply have faith in him because of who he is. He hasnt been close to hitting those pitches. He can’t be in the lineup facing righties. Not anymore.

  1206. jacksquat October 11th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Don’t want to get on Joe today, but you just have to pull Arod again there. Even if they walk Chavez, that fly ball by Swisher is a sac fly with Ichiro at 3B…

  1207. Pat M. October 11th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Wow, mid 80′s punches out Alex…….Has to be the low point performance wise in his great career………

  1208. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    don’t blame arod or swisher. They are who they are. This is all on Girardi

  1209. blake October 11th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    That first pitch Alex saw was. 85 mph right down tr middle…. I know from a funky angle but he’s seen this guy several times now…..terrible

  1210. BobbyJones October 11th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Arod Granderson and Swisher

  1211. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    A-Rod’s swing looks absolutely atrocious. Those are 85 mph fastballs. I know he’s coming sidearm but he blew it by him. It really looks like A-Rod is taking half swings.

    And I will be furious if Swisher is in a Yanks uniform next year. The pitching staff of this team deserves so much better than this.

  1212. BA October 11th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Huge failures the last two innings, reminds me of bad memories from last year

  1213. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Arod should play one more year and then retire. You know it’s bad when you can’t even catch up and make contact with an average fastball.

  1214. Yankee Trader October 11th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Tigers 2-0. Winner of that game 5 gets a day off. If Yankees o to a game 5 no rest day.

    Win tonight!

    Do not like Sori coming into a tie game

  1215. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    IF we somehow win this thing, how in the HELL did we do it?

  1216. LGY October 11th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    The Yankees have to end this tonight.

    There’s no way you can trust this offense in a win or go home game.

  1217. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Soriano always scares me in a tied game.

  1218. Bring in the Goose October 11th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    How can these big sticks fail so miserably over and over again????!!!!

    CC will not be pitching a shutout tomorrow!

  1219. blake October 11th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    I know he wanted to give Alex a chance to be the hero after last night but Chavez puts the ball in play there most likely…..joe should have listened to the binder I guess

  1220. JM October 11th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Yanks 0-9 with RISP tonight. Let’s hope the pitching can hold the O’s this inning and they can walk off

  1221. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    A-rod cannot have one more AB in this game if it gets to that.
    Not only did he not make contact, he missed completely.

  1222. Boss Tony N October 11th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Here’s Smoltz cheering and hoping for the Orioles.

    Swisher doesnt belong on this earth, nevermind in this game.

  1223. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    GRRRRR

    Ok Come on Sori

  1224. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    I thought he looked good right before the injury. Maybe he just lost his timing upon his return. But if this is what A-Rod will be, he’s hopeless. That was the worst I’ve ever seen him.

  1225. Nick in SF October 11th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    “Nick, were you surrounded by Giants fans today? It was nauseating when I ran past AT&T today”

    I’m holed up among the Redwoods in Marin for a little while, not really surrounded by anyone. I did pull even with another Yankee fan on Sir Francis Drake about 20 minutes before the first pitch of our game and we shared a moment. I took it as a good omen and hopefully I was right.

  1226. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Dos mas, Sori!

  1227. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Gotta hope they advance and A-Rod will get going again

  1228. blake October 11th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    LGY says:
    October 11, 2012 at 10:29 pm
    The Yankees have to end this tonight.

    There’s no way you can trust this offense in a win or go home game.

    Nope ….and it totally screws up everything for the ALCS even if they do advance….have to win tonight

  1229. ricardo1020 October 11th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    85 is an average fastball?

  1230. TheStraw October 11th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Really, Nix?

  1231. blake October 11th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Nixy ate up

  1232. Bring in the Goose October 11th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    2 baserunners aginst Ayala and that was our shot.

    Now Baltimore will steal a bag.

  1233. Boss Tony N October 11th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    I hate Swisher with whatever heart I have. Id rather have Andruw Jones at this point that Swisher. This guy is a disgrace to all living creatures, even Bostonians.

  1234. Yankee Trader October 11th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    That could be the break the O’s need. Stealing here

  1235. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    They gave Thome a single?? That is E-6.

  1236. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    That was a rocket.

  1237. JobaTipsHisCap October 11th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    2 run hr

  1238. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Damn come on. That is the 1 negative about Nix, his defense isn’t great. With Thome running that play has to be made. The defense has been terrible in this series.

  1239. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    “ricardo1020 says:
    October 11, 2012 at 10:30
    pm
    85 is an average fastball?”

    Yes. In the little leagues

  1240. Boss Tony N October 11th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    I despise Swisher.

  1241. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    He’s trying to hit it a mile

  1242. OldSchoolYankeeFan October 11th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Yeah hopefully

    As I was running by, got the usual Yankees suck when I was50 yards past them. Nothing to say except the usual. 27-1, ha ha.

  1243. Duh Innings II October 11th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    This offseason:

    Trade A-Rod, Teixiera, Cano, Granderson, and Gardner.

    Let go of Swisher and Suzuki.

    Re-sign Martin, Ibanez, Stewart, Chavez, Nix, and Dickerson.

    Rebuild the starting nine with Jeter, Martin, Ibanez (DH), a re-signed Melky Cabrera (CF), a year of Torii Hunter (RF), and trade acquisitions.

    You can’t tell me the 2013 Yanks wouldn’t have a starting nine who’ll hit for higher average and on-base percentage than the 2012 Yanks starting nine if these moves were made.

  1244. TheStraw October 11th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Yes!

  1245. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    picked off

  1246. Boss Tony N October 11th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Thats a huge play by Soriano.

    I hate Swisher.

  1247. OldSchoolYankeeFan October 11th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Sweet pick off!!

  1248. Ken Phelps October 11th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Yikes ugly base running

  1249. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    buck is about to kill someone lol…

  1250. blake October 11th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Yes Lew Ford finally sucked

  1251. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Yes!!!!! Go Sori!!!!

  1252. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Nice!!! 1 more out Soriano!!!

  1253. Nick in SF October 11th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Is that steam coming out of Buck’s ears?

  1254. Niblick October 11th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Sori!

  1255. Ys Guy October 11th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    smoke rises above buck’s head…

  1256. Boston Jim October 11th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    walk off time.

  1257. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Yeah Sori!! Huge. Momentum! Runs!

  1258. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    and gets the strikeout after

  1259. Ken Phelps October 11th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Walk off time

  1260. blake October 11th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Granderson walk off

  1261. LGY October 11th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Pretty sure Yanks caught a break there. Think he was safe.

  1262. TheStraw October 11th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Now let’s walk off into the ALCS!

  1263. OldSchoolYankeeFan October 11th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    And just like that, it’s our turn

  1264. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Wow! What a job there by Soriano!

  1265. Yankees_Fan October 11th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Disclaimer: I actually like Swisher and think its nice to have a guy with his attitude on the team. I also like Granderson as a person and believe he tries hard. But I trully believe both shouldn’t be brought back. Especially Swisher, who really has worn out his excuses for no postseason productivity.

  1266. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    All right! Time to walk off.

  1267. Bronx Jeers October 11th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Nix walkoff time!!!

  1268. Hassey October 11th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Boss tony n hates swisher

  1269. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    you gotta hit ibanez this inning…for grandy or nix?

  1270. blake October 11th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Buck may murder Lew Ford

  1271. BA October 11th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Martin? Nix? Who will walk off a hero?

  1272. Ken Phelps October 11th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    No grander son

  1273. Meppie Amsterdam October 11th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Nice little balk move with the front foot moving first

  1274. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Stewart and Gardner should get some at bats in the 9th

  1275. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Ibanez better hit for Granderson. Otherwise what are you saving him for? Girardi has to give up on Granderson maybe being able to make contact and hitting a homerun. Try to win the game now.

  1276. Niblick October 11th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Homer from Grandy to win it.

  1277. MG October 11th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Martin, Granderson, and Nix coming up.

    I wonder if Johnson is pitching the 9th, I think Grandy can handle O’Day

  1278. blake October 11th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Yea Ibanez has hit hit for somebody the inning

  1279. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    How bad for your confidence is to pinch-run and be caught? (No offense intended, Melky Mesa)

  1280. syd_cash October 11th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Ahhhh!!!! Walk off time….

  1281. Yankee Trader October 11th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Will we see a walkoff from Grandy, Martin, or Nix/pinch hitter?

  1282. deleonj October 11th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    LOL

    ———

    Duh Innings II October 11th, 2012 at 10:33 pm
    This offseason:

    Trade A-Rod, Teixiera, Cano, Granderson, and Gardner.

    Let go of Swisher and Suzuki.

    Re-sign Martin, Ibanez, Stewart, Chavez, Nix, and Dickerson.

    Rebuild the starting nine with Jeter, Martin, Ibanez (DH), a re-signed Melky Cabrera (CF), a year of Torii Hunter (RF), and trade acquisitions.

    You can’t tell me the 2013 Yanks wouldn’t have a starting nine who’ll hit for higher average and on-base percentage than the 2012 Yanks starting nine if these moves were made.

  1283. JM October 11th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Time to walk off! Champagne awaits

  1284. Yankees_Fan October 11th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Heads up play! Sori!

  1285. Ken Phelps October 11th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Swisher may be a great guy… But he’s the worst hitter in post season history

  1286. Bring in the Goose October 11th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Alex is only at his worst when he knows it.

    He is stressed, self conscience, wants to be loved, doesn’t want to whiff, cares what everyone thinks, worried about his swing mechanics, etc.

    Instead of:

    “I’m gonna fing do this.”

  1287. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Nix won’t come out. You don’t want Nunez near to a glove

  1288. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Granderson has a bat in his hands. Damn….

  1289. BobbyJones October 11th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    if Granderson bat 1 more time i swear….

  1290. ricardo1020 October 11th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Please tell me I don’t see Grandy on deck.

  1291. UnKnown October 11th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Got to PH Nix I think with Raul.

    I know that bring Nuney if for D, but it might be just worth it.

  1292. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    ODAY, is a side arm throwing beast. The ball is rising as it approaches the plate.. No one on our team can hit that dude.

  1293. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    The people who have gotten the hits have mostly been the ones you wouldn’t expect

  1294. Nick in SF October 11th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Martin knows what to do with an 86 MPH fastball, right?

  1295. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    PLEASE tell me Ibanez is hitting for Granderson.

  1296. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    O’Day is a ground ball pitcher. These guys better not swing for homeruns.

  1297. NYY_Girl_Penny October 11th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    ibanez no grandy plz

  1298. LGY October 11th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Ibanez is pinch hitting for Grandy right?

  1299. Ys Guy October 11th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    martin singles, gardner pinch running steals 2nd, nix drives him home.

    drive home safely…

  1300. Ken Phelps October 11th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Lots of quick easy outs ….

  1301. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    this is the screwy-est series ever. We should have ALL of the momentum. So many momentum-changers. Game 1 Johnson blows the save. Game 2 we score first. Game 3 Rauuuuuul!. Game 4 we start so many rallies, pick off a guy .How are we not winning this thing?!
    I guess we technically are, the series anyway.

  1302. jacksquat October 11th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Time to atone Grandy.

  1303. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    WHY?????? Just bc of right-lefty matchup?

  1304. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Here comes the strike out man. Girardi is really insane.

  1305. BobbyJones October 11th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    2 more pitches he sits down

  1306. Bring in the Goose October 11th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    If we walk off only the pitchers are allowed to celebrate.

    All hitters but Nix are to report to the cage.

  1307. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    I hope Granderson hits one out. But seriously no pinch hit?

  1308. blake October 11th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    May the ball hit Granderson’s bat somehow

  1309. jacksquat October 11th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Two cookies…

  1310. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    he just missed his pitch…

  1311. yanks 27 October 11th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Can’t take out Granderson when he can end the game with one swing against a RHP

  1312. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Give Girardi credit for last night. But this makes absolutely no sense. Granderson is just wasting at bats.

  1313. Ken Phelps October 11th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Binder loves granderson

  1314. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    0-2 yes. k coming up.

  1315. Ys Guy October 11th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    i dont hit ibanez here, i wait…grandys got a shot to win it. save ibanez for a righty, probably hitting for arod again vs. johnson.

  1316. Ken Phelps October 11th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Decent at bat

  1317. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Let me guess here comes a strike out…..

  1318. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    How do you not pinch hit for him?? WOW

  1319. JM October 11th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Lean in and take one for the team

  1320. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Be smart grandy

  1321. BobbyJones October 11th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    at least he didnt K

  1322. Ken Phelps October 11th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Two fly outs grandeson on fire

  1323. Jeff NJ October 11th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    finally

  1324. rr212 October 11th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    KKKKKKurtis!

  1325. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Just under it…

  1326. Mike in Harrisburg October 11th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Ball 4.

  1327. Meppie Amsterdam October 11th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    This makes no sense at all

  1328. LGY October 11th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Oh no. Nunez at SS???

  1329. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Is it a good sign that Granderson didn’t strike out his last 2 at bats?

  1330. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    if raul hits this out..I’m going streaking,

  1331. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    if he does it again….it may be time to build a statue for him in front of the stadium…

  1332. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Raul sighting crowd buzzing

  1333. BA October 11th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Is it possible?

  1334. OldSchoolYankeeFan October 11th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Let’s the trifecta from Raul!

  1335. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    huh???? Nix has been great all night and now you bring in Ibanez.

    Clueless Joe

  1336. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    progress.

  1337. TheStraw October 11th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Could he possibly do it again?

  1338. rr212 October 11th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    if he hits this out…i’m gonna start drinking.

  1339. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Nix has 2 hits tonight. Girardi always pinch hits for the guy that is hitting instead of the ice cold one. He is too scared to hurt feelings.

  1340. Yankee Trader October 11th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    they’ll walk him. Gardner will pinch run steal second and Jeter will be the hero-I hope

  1341. Yankees_Fan October 11th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Grandy flyout on ball 4. Now you pinch hit your hottest hitter in the game for another chance at a magic homerun? Questionable to me. Of course, if magic strikes again…

  1342. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    awful awful call from Joe

  1343. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    so nunez at short?

  1344. TheStraw October 11th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Now what?

  1345. Ken Phelps October 11th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Nunez at short??? Yikes

  1346. rr212 October 11th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    welp…..what’s plan B?

  1347. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    I said yesterday if Raul had pinch hit for anybody else other than A-Rod he wouldn’t have gotten those homeruns

  1348. JobaTipsHisCap October 11th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    I am surprised stadium morons didn’t boo Raul.

  1349. UnKnown October 11th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Now Nunez can’t mess up.

  1350. Marcus October 11th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Sick of O’Day

  1351. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Ibanez should have been batting in the 8th for Arod.

  1352. Bring in the Goose October 11th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Hard to be optimistic now.

    What a waste.

    Arod, Swisher and Granderson.

    Enough said.

  1353. willwill October 11th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    yankees are due for a game where their poor offense bites them.

  1354. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Please bring a flyball pitcher. Don’t want ground balls. #ScaredOfNuney

  1355. The Return of Stoneburner October 11th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Why did Ibanez not bat for ARod? Better opportunity in the 8th with runners on 2nd and 3rd with 1 out?

  1356. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Girardi is really lost. Now you have Nunez at SS and Granderson is still in the game. Watch Nunez cost them the game by a throwing error to 1st base. I don’t understand how Arod can get pinch hit for but Granderson can’t.

  1357. LGY October 11th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Nunez at SS.

    Awful, awful job by Girardi tonight

  1358. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    in a tight game how the hell do you put in an abysmal defender

  1359. jacksquat October 11th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Nunez to SS is the only play unless you want to put Jeter there and lose the DH.

  1360. JM October 11th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Nunez at SS scares me

  1361. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    I don’t understand. Nix is 2-for-3…and the one out was a loud out. Why pinch hit for him and not for ice-cold Granderson.

  1362. Bring in the Goose October 11th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Austin Jackson has an RBI tonight.

    Imagine that.

  1363. Madrugador October 11th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    I thought we all agreed that Nunez wasn’t going to play the field any more this year.

  1364. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Hate to pile on Girardi tonight but not sure I agree with a lot of what he’s done…. hopefully it pays off though. Keep ti up sori!

  1365. Bring in the Goose October 11th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Advantage Orioles.

    Nunez at short.

  1366. blake October 11th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    If the Yanks lose the obvious downfall was Alex not putting the ball in play there in the 8th…..

  1367. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    “Nunez at SS.

    Awful, awful job by Girardi tonight”

    He’s got good range, maybe he takes a hit away in the hole.

  1368. JobaTipsHisCap October 11th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    This one is on arod, and cano.
    Arod failed to hit a sac fly, and as expected cano failed to hit risp with nobody out.

  1369. TheStraw October 11th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Not loving Sori in this situation.

  1370. Yankees_Fan October 11th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Girardi managed the last three innings like a clueless fan. You had to pinch hit A-Rod for Ibanez with men on 2nd and 3rd with only one out. Then, with Nix coming up, the guy who has been hitting well and playing well at SS, you pinch hit him for Ibanez? Only to later bring Nuñez at SS later when he isn’t the best defensive option in a playoff game. Bad job by Girardi to me.

  1371. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    This is really asking a lot out of Soriano. I wouldn’t ask him to pitch 2 innings. He probably can’t do it.

  1372. LGY October 11th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Nunez should never have been an option.

    He had several better opportunities to use Ibanez.

  1373. blake October 11th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Chavez or Ibanez probably should hit for Alex there in the 8th

  1374. lil m October 11th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Raul Ibanez can’t do it every time . . . Alex, Grandy, Swish are pretty brutal right now – no way around it. Just have to hope the bullpen can hold the O’s down until some Yankee hitter accidentally connects with a bad pitch and scores the game-winner. Yankee bullpen just has to stay strong . . .

  1375. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    “jacksquat says:
    October 11, 2012 at 10:45
    pm
    Nunez to SS is the only play
    unless you want to put Jeter
    there and lose the DH.”

    But it’s not safe for my heart, LOL

  1376. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    He went

  1377. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    You can’t mess around with garbage like Flaherty. Come on Soriano.

  1378. Yankee Trader October 11th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Time to go.

    Too much tension.

    Too many negative waves.

    Go Yankees!

  1379. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    flaherty making sori work…don’t like it…

  1380. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Girardi always hits for the little guys and not the all stars who can’t hit in the post season. If you are watching the game why would you pinch hit for Nix? Girardi had a feel yesterday but not today.

  1381. Jeff NJ October 11th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Ibanez should have started over Swisher I said that all day.

  1382. The Return of Stoneburner October 11th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Did Girardi think too much of another Hollywood ending with saving Ibanez for the 9th?

  1383. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    dang, the stadium is so quiet…

  1384. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    I have lost complete faith in this lineup.

  1385. Bring in the Goose October 11th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    3 hours of my life I’ve wasted tonight hoping the Yankees would show up for one game and be the Yankees.

  1386. Patrick October 11th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Just makes no sense to me why you pinch hit for A-rod last night but not tonight. A fly ball and the series is over…..

  1387. Boston Jim October 11th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    nobody cares if someone isnt posting on this blog, jesus get over urself

  1388. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Hopefully Phelps or Lowe are warming up….

  1389. Jeff NJ October 11th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    now Ibanez is out of the game

  1390. Nick in SF October 11th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    I’ve got Nunie on my all-defense LDS Fantasy Team, so I’m kind of psyched right now.

  1391. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Come on Sori!

  1392. blake October 11th, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    The Return of Stoneburner says:
    October 11, 2012 at 10:49 pm
    Did Girardi think too much of another Hollywood ending with saving Ibanez for the 9th?

    Seems that way

  1393. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    “He had several better opportunities to use Ibanez.”

    Doesn’t matter in a tie game a LH bat would have hit for Nix in the 9th. The reason Nunez is at SS is because Jeter got hurt. Not Joe’s fault.

  1394. OldSchoolYankeeFan October 11th, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Oh that was nasty!

    7 times you were hit in the head, Cal? That explains a lot!

  1395. The Return of Stoneburner October 11th, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Sorry – but I am still trying to understand staying with ARod in the 8th – yet pinch hitting for Nix – - – -

  1396. LGY October 11th, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    If you’re willing to go 2 innings with Sori why not go two with DRob?

    Don’t get Joe at all tonight

  1397. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    “nobody cares if someone isnt posting on this blog, jesus get over urself”

    I care— I like Trader and wish he would stick around.

  1398. ricardo1020 October 11th, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    OldSchoolYankeeFan October 11th, 2012 at 10:51 pm
    Oh that was nasty!

    7 times you were hit in the head, Cal? That explains a lot!

    LOL! Thanks, I needed that.

  1399. Hassey October 11th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    I have no idea anymore
    This whole series has been unpredictably strange
    I have less of a clue than usual

  1400. blake October 11th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Patrick says:
    October 11, 2012 at 10:50 pm
    Just makes no sense to me why you pinch hit for A-rod last night but not tonight. A fly ball and the series is over…..

    Joe got sentimental again and wanted to give Alex a chance to be the hero after last night

  1401. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Ibanez should have started the game in LF and put Granderson’s butt on the bench. Girardi thinking he was going to hit a homerun off of a groundball pitcher was stupid. He has a really bad feel for the game and managed really bad tonight. Now he lost Ibanez’s bat after only 1 at bat.

  1402. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Maybe Arpd will retire after the playoffs. One can wish.

  1403. LGY October 11th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Doesn’t matter in a tie game a LH bat would have hit for Nix in the 9th. The reason Nunez is at SS is because Jeter got hurt. Not Joe’s fault.

    ——–

    There’s a rule a LH bat had to pinch hit for Nix?

    Nix has hit the ball hard in every AB so far.

  1404. Meppie Amsterdam October 11th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    According to WPA, worst Yankees today are Swisher, Granderson, A-Rod. Cano’s groundout RBI has saved him.

  1405. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Tar says:
    October 11, 2012 at 10:52 pm
    “nobody cares if someone isnt posting on this blog, jesus get over urself”

    I care— I like Trader and wish he would stick around.
    —-
    Me too

  1406. The Return of Stoneburner October 11th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Okay top of the order – let’s finish this thing – - – - -

  1407. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    does buck use johnson again tonight?

  1408. Uncle Ellsworth October 11th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Stop this torture!

  1409. MG October 11th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    top of the order, win it this inning…..

    please

  1410. Patrick October 11th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Soriano has been awesome. Heck the entire bullpen has been awesome. The whole freaking pitching staff has been awesome.

    0-9 with RISP, if they go 1-9 Yanks are in the ALCS right now

  1411. Marcus October 11th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Nice job

  1412. TheStraw October 11th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Mr. November coming up….

  1413. Meppie Amsterdam October 11th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Last hit by the Orioles: the McLouth homer. Bullpen is beyond terrific.

  1414. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Good job, Sori. Walk off, please.

  1415. blake October 11th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    “Don’t get Joe at all tonight”

    Yea me neither…. He probably does have a lot on his mind though

  1416. Hassey October 11th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Verlandervis like bringing a howitzer to a knife fight

  1417. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    We win here. Cmon boys.

  1418. Yankees_Fan October 11th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Really disappointed in Girardi tonight. Using Ibanez there was such a mistake. A “Hail Mary” instead of a good strategic call from the skipper.

    Just hope they can win and make the move unimportant.

  1419. Jeff NJ October 11th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Gotta like the Yankees chances to win this game at home, thanks to great pitching. They will not win another game though if they don’t start hitting at least a little.

  1420. MG October 11th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    you would have to think Johnson pitches here, Buck doesn’t have much else unless he goes to Tillman.

    Is Strop on the roster? The Yankees would love to see him.

  1421. TheStraw October 11th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Will we see Strop?

  1422. Patrick October 11th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Joe got sentimental again and wanted to give Alex a chance to be the hero after last night

    I totally get that because it might do a lot for his confidence. But with the series one decent at-bat away from being over.. you gotta make the move. Absolutely cannot leave A-rod in there

  1423. yanks 27 October 11th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    As good as Girardi managed yesterday, that is how badly he is managing tonight.

    Why is Soriano out there for another inning with 3 potential games in a row after this?

    Is Joba going to be closing games for them tomorrow or game 1 of the ALCS?

  1424. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Please walkoff boys… I cant take this stress anymore. I don’t think i could manage a elimination game.

  1425. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    in the 8th, Chavez or Ibanez should have hit for A-rod.

  1426. JM October 11th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    The Yanks’ pitching all series has been exceptional. Great job!

    Now let’s win THIS

  1427. UnKnown October 11th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Time to win it here or Joe has to make a tough decision to go with Joba or start the long relief guy Phelps/Lowe.

    Big to end it right now if we can.

  1428. rr212 October 11th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    wake up O!

  1429. MG October 11th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    I guess O’Day has a rubber arm, you have to like the Yankees chances here…

  1430. lil m October 11th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Let’s go Yankees please

  1431. OldSchoolYankeeFan October 11th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Well Derek, just another ho hum hero moment, right? Right????

  1432. austinmac October 11th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Joba, Lowe or Phelps next inning?

  1433. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Let’s do it, Jeet.

  1434. BA October 11th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Is it November yet? I could use a HR by Jeter.

  1435. The Return of Stoneburner October 11th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    There’s a pub here named Flaherty’s – do not think I can bring myself to go there anymore – - – -

  1436. Patrick October 11th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    I guess O’Day has a rubber arm, you have to like the Yankees chances here…

    He’s only thrown 20 pitches

  1437. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    O’Day was the worst match up out of any pitcher for Ibanez. I can’t belive that Girardi used him there and now he is done for the game. If Nunez can play the field then Ibanez can. Girardi is really hard to figure out.

  1438. CB October 11th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    The Yankees goal is to win the world series- -not simply to advance.

    They need to win right here. Robertson’s been used. Soriano’s been used.

    Get it done here with the top of the line up and get CC to the mound for game 1

  1439. blake October 11th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    I totally get that because it might do a lot for his confidence. But with the series one decent at-bat away from being over.. you gotta make the move. Absolutely cannot leave A-rod in there”

    Agree

  1440. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Let’s win it now men.

  1441. The Return of Stoneburner October 11th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    I hate O’Day – but darn he is good this year – - – -

  1442. OldSchoolYankeeFan October 11th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Derek? What was that?

  1443. Yankees_Fan October 11th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Damn Captain!

  1444. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    There’s a rule a LH bat had to pinch hit for Nix?

    Nix has hit the ball hard in every AB so far.”

    Pretty sure it was all against LH pitchers.

    NIX is NIX he is going t get pinch hit for. If Nunez cant field than he shouldn’t be on the roster

  1445. TheStraw October 11th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Great inning boys.

  1446. LGY October 11th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    And if Joe pinch hits for Grandy and or Alex earlier the game is probably over before it even gets to Nix!

  1447. The Return of Stoneburner October 11th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Well – that is not how i drew it up – - – -

  1448. yanks 27 October 11th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Where is the patience? All these guys trying to end this with one swing.

    Really discouraged by the offense. It’s even worse than vs. Detroit last year

  1449. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    So Phelps or Lowe?

  1450. rr212 October 11th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    hey..lets play how quick can we make 3 outs

  1451. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    wow, totally bailing out o’day here…

    and joba getting ready to come in…

  1452. blake October 11th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    2 pitches…..good grief

  1453. The Return of Stoneburner October 11th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Joba – - – -

  1454. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    2 freaking pitches??!??! Ichiro has to be kidding me after that Jeter at bat. These at bats are absolutely dreadful. How about working the damn pitcher?

  1455. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Two one-pitch outs. Come on Texy!

  1456. Niblick October 11th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Wow – the Yanks have a curfew or something? Two pitches, two outs.

  1457. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Come on, guys . 5′clock isn’t much turn over time; let’s finish this.

    Ugh two out. Come on, Teixy

  1458. Yankees_Fan October 11th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Gotta be kidding me. Two pitches, two outs? PATHETIC!

  1459. BA October 11th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Joba scares me. Please hit a HR here

  1460. blake October 11th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Get Cano a chance

  1461. Nick in SF October 11th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Give Arod another chance.

  1462. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    arod isn’t the only person who can’t hit ODAY.

  1463. LGY October 11th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    NIX is NIX he is going t get pinch hit for. If Nunez cant field than he shouldn’t be on the roster

    ——-

    He can’t field! He earned his spot on the roster as a DH and pinch runner.

  1464. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Tex has had a good series.

  1465. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    How do all stars not have any approach in this type of game? Really hard to figure these guys out.

  1466. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    arod isn’t the only person who can’t hit ODAY.

    ————————–

    Only problem is he didn’t need a hit

  1467. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Nick in SF October 11th, 2012 at 10:59 pm
    Give Arod another chance.
    ______

    Why

  1468. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Joba if it gets that far

  1469. The Return of Stoneburner October 11th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Could be worse – could be in the A’s situation right now – - – -

  1470. Jeff NJ October 11th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    need a triple to score Tex from first.

  1471. BX33 October 11th, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    You can blame Girardi’s PH choices all you want but if this is the way the lineup is going to perform as a whole, they are screwed moving forward.

    They got a couple of timely, improbable HRs. Their approach otherwise has been dreadful

  1472. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    “And if Joe pinch hits for Grandy and or Alex earlier the game is probably over before it even gets to Nix!”

    No argument on this one.

    “He can’t field! He earned his spot on the roster as a DH and pinch runner.”

    What part of Jeter being hurt don’t you get.

  1473. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    yo…this o’day is really good…

  1474. jacksquat October 11th, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Personally I would have pinch hit Chavez for Arod and Ibanez for Granderson.

  1475. Nick in SF October 11th, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    “Why”

    Redemption story. People love a comeback.

  1476. deleonj October 11th, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    check how it comes down to alex again

  1477. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Jesus Robbie. That’s a ball.

  1478. The Return of Stoneburner October 11th, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    My guys look lost right now up there against O’Day – - – -

  1479. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Cano is pathetic tonight. Way too over aggressive and swinging at anything in sight.

  1480. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Cano’s a huge part of the problem too…. this is his team now. He’s got to be better than 2-16

  1481. Hassey October 11th, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Like trying to will your car to make it another few miles to the gas station on fumes

  1482. Niblick October 11th, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Ugh.

  1483. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Grrrr

  1484. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    can our bullpen hold serve here?

  1485. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    They deserve to lose

  1486. blake October 11th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    It feels like the Yanks could play 25 innings an wouldn’t score again

  1487. rr212 October 11th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    they look lost against everyone

  1488. Patrick October 11th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    You really can’t get on A-rod if you aren’t also willing to rip Cano, Swisher and Granderson. All 4 have been equally terrible.

  1489. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Jacksqaut,

    When was the last time chavez has gotten a hit?

  1490. LGY October 11th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    What part of Jeter being hurt don’t you get.

    ——-

    What do you not get about pinch hitting for Nix is not worth the massive risk of Nunez at SS?

  1491. Niblick October 11th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Well, Arod will have a chance to redeem himself in the bottom of the 11th, if the Yankee bullpen can hold on.

  1492. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    man. come on guys!!!!!

  1493. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Come on Cano.

  1494. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    This is the guy who is going to want 20 plus million dollars a year?

    Should be another fun long term contract

  1495. lil m October 11th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    The Yankee bullpen has to be strong like iron because the offense is still on pause . . . got to continue to hold it right here.

  1496. OldSchoolYankeeFan October 11th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    If A-Rod strikes again, what’s the over/under he cries like a baby?

  1497. JobaTipsHisCap October 11th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Cano stinks, and he’s not booed?

  1498. deleonj October 11th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    R Cano 2B 5 0 0 1 0 0 .118 .167 .235
    A Rodriguez 3B 3 0 1 0 1 2 .133 .235 .133
    N Swisher RF 4 0 0 0 0 0 .143 .235 .143
    C Granderson 4 0 0 0 0 2 .067 .125 .067

    These 4 are killing the Yanks and yet the 3B is the only one getting smashed by the media and the fans.

  1499. Marcus October 11th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    O’Day has been great for the O’s and sitting for 3 days didn’t help Cano.

  1500. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Cano has doesn’t remember how to go the other way, he is pulling off of everything.

    Hopefully the bullpen can hold it for 2 more innings. Black holes know as A-rod and swish are after this half inning. No guts, just pathetic.

  1501. blake October 11th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Tyler says:
    October 11, 2012 at 11:02 pm
    Cano’s a huge part of the problem too…. this is his team now. He’s got to be better than 2-16

    When he doesn’t hit they really struggle to score

  1502. Meppie Amsterdam October 11th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Back to back games going past 5:00 AM here in Amsterdam, doesn’t matter, who needs sleep anyway

  1503. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Cano is only good if everyone around him is producing. He can’t carry a team like Arod did in ’09. When things start to go bad for other guys he swings at anything in sight and tries to do too much. Just like Swisher, Granderson and a lot of other guys in the lineup. His giant strike zone hurts him in these games.

  1504. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    What do you not get about pinch hitting for Nix is not worth the massive risk of Nunez at SS?

    ————————

    Why waste your breath, he is a parrot for the organization.

  1505. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    And Nix was actually hitting well. Why take the bat off his hands?

  1506. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    O’Day has gone 2.2 and thrown only 30 pitches. They can’t pick it up off him at all.

  1507. JobaTipsHisCap October 11th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Why only focus on arod ?

  1508. Hassey October 11th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    This half inning won’t end well

  1509. jacksquat October 11th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Benny Blanco October 11th, 2012 at 11:03 pm
    Jacksqaut,

    When was the last time chavez has gotten a hit?

    He hit 300 with a 900 ops vs rhp this year.

  1510. Yankees_Fan October 11th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Girardi, A-Rod, Granderson, Swisher, Cano. Main responsibles for this underperforming game.

    Not a fan of Joba here. Wish him the best, though.

  1511. rr212 October 11th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    i said it last night. joe should pull a joe maddon and roll out a funky lineup: ichiro martin jeter cano tex arod and fill in the blanks from there.

  1512. Pat M. October 11th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Robbie was white hot coming into this series….2 for 17 ……Only Jeter and Texeria getting it done ……Here we go, it’s Joba time !!!!!!

  1513. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    I hate Joba in this spot, he hangs too many sliders. I would much rather see Phelps or Lowe before him. But he is one of Girardi’s boys.

  1514. Boston Jim October 11th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    cano should get the same heat arod gets

  1515. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Go Joba!

  1516. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Go Joba

  1517. TheStraw October 11th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    No walks please.

  1518. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Big moment for Joba. No midges tonight.

  1519. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Great play Texy!

  1520. TheStraw October 11th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Tex!

  1521. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Atta boy Teixy

  1522. blake October 11th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Tex has had a real nice series

  1523. Boston Jim October 11th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    this series: the entire pitching staff, jeter, raul and nix

  1524. MG October 11th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Teix is so good at 1st, he saved Arod on that one

  1525. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Teixeira is almost with the salary for his defense alone.

  1526. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Teix is a beast

  1527. OldSchoolYankeeFan October 11th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    If A-Rod gets into the hall of fame, I want the vets to nominate Tom Tresh, haha

  1528. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Good glove teix!

  1529. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Throw that pitch in the dirt again

  1530. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Boston Jim,

    I agree to a certain degree but he main problem is that fans genuinely done like arod..

  1531. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Nice play by Tex.

  1532. Bring in the Goose October 11th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Watch the sliders to Davis!!!

  1533. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Boston Jim October 11th, 2012 at 11:07 pm
    this series: the entire pitching staff, jeter, raul and nix
    ———————————————

    I think Tex has been pretty good too.

  1534. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Was that Granderson up there?

  1535. Wang IS Taiwan October 11th, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Kind of like a ballerina there, Teix.

  1536. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    K Atta boy!

  1537. TheStraw October 11th, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    This is the key AB for Joba. Must get Jones.

  1538. Hassey October 11th, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Chris Davis is back

  1539. blake October 11th, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Hey there is the real Chris Davis….I don’t know who that other guy was ….now can the real Nate Mclouth please stand up?

  1540. Niblick October 11th, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Nunie!

  1541. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    “Why waste your breath, he is a parrot for the organization.”

    This is funny.

  1542. TheStraw October 11th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Nice Joba!

  1543. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    NUNEZ!!!

  1544. OldSchoolYankeeFan October 11th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Routine, now finish it!

  1545. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Nunez!!!

  1546. JobaTipsHisCap October 11th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Joba rocks

  1547. blake October 11th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Who doubted Nunie!!

  1548. MG October 11th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Nunez made a play and Joba got 3 outs, we can exhale now…

  1549. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Nunez got the ball over to 1st base….baby steps.

  1550. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Phew, Nunez.

    Let’s score here, huh?

  1551. Niblick October 11th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Time for Arod to man up.

  1552. Meppie Amsterdam October 11th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Great Nunez made his play. Now let’s end it so he won’t have to make another one.

  1553. Wang IS Taiwan October 11th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Well, Joba surprised me. I didn’t want him in there. Good on you, Joba.

  1554. Uncle Ellsworth October 11th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Least the pitchins good . id be startin get peeved at the offense. joba! Noonie

  1555. Bring in the Goose October 11th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Can we win this now please?

    These Orioles already look beaten.

    Why give them another game to find their swing?

  1556. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    and let’s not forget russell martin – behind the plate and getting some hits…

  1557. rr212 October 11th, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Ok Offense…the d@mn bullpen has throw 5.1 innings of scoreless ball. RETURN THE FAVOR!

  1558. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Ripken and Smoltz are spot on in pointing out how one-dimensional both offenses right now. Everybody swinging for the fences. It’s hard to tell whether it’s good pitching or bad hitting. Maybe a little combination of both…

  1559. Hassey October 11th, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Did you ever notice that all your predictions are wrong except the ones you keep to yourself?

  1560. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Atta. It Nunie, Jobs!!

  1561. Nick in SF October 11th, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Joba! Nunie! #newcore

  1562. blake October 11th, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    The pitching has been just incredible tonight and in this series….I hope it won’t go wasted

  1563. Boston Jim October 11th, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    benny, its the cash. tex has been good tyler

  1564. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Walk-off A-ROD. You can do it

  1565. The Other Phil October 11th, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Niblick: Man up? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fP_FT-0yS0Y

  1566. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    That falling pitch was great. Not a real slider, it went downwards, not much lateral movement. I’m I wrong?

  1567. TheStraw October 11th, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Strop on the bump.

  1568. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    wearing hats off to the side like that should be outlawed…

  1569. Bring in the Goose October 11th, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Take your walks against Strop.

  1570. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    this series: the entire pitching staff, jeter, raul and nix

    I would argue that Teix is doing well too…He’s 5-14 with 4 walks, right? That’s pretty good. No power, but at least he’s getting on.

  1571. MG October 11th, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Strop in-he’s walked tons of Yankees in September, time for them to be patient…

  1572. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Here comes Arod to swing through fastballs and then Swisher and Martin to swing for homeruns.

    Hopefully Strop craps his pants here……

  1573. Meppie Amsterdam October 11th, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Ah there’s my countryman by passport Pedro Strop

  1574. OldSchoolYankeeFan October 11th, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Hey Strop, square away that hat, busher!

  1575. RMS October 11th, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Come on, Yanks, end it now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ——————————————————————————–
    Off subject, Verlander is a beast.

  1576. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Good job by Joba. Yankee pitching this series has been nothing short of phenomenal.

    Id pinch hit for ARod with Chavez here.

    If the Yankees and Detroit mate it through, im actually scared to see what Verlander will do to this lineup.

  1577. TheStraw October 11th, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Alex is going yard here.

  1578. Uncle Ellsworth October 11th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Walks as good as a hit al

  1579. JobaTipsHisCap October 11th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Arod?
    They cheer first, then boo after he’s out

  1580. rr212 October 11th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    maybe strop will walk 4 in a row.

  1581. Niblick October 11th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Nice AB, Arod. Go get some PEDs.

  1582. TheStraw October 11th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Or not.

  1583. Nick in SF October 11th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    As much as I’d love to see Arod put one over the wall, it would be just as satisfying to see him knock that crooked cap off of Strop’s head.

    Or none of the above.

  1584. BobbyJones October 11th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Wow he made contact on 97

  1585. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Only way they win is with a home run

  1586. jacksquat October 11th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Nunez is usually good when he doesn’t have time to think about it.

  1587. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Go Alex! !!

  1588. Uncle Ellsworth October 11th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Crapola

  1589. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    this is a discussion for the offseason but cashman and girardi really have to figure out how they want their offense to operate next year and change their approach/philosophy. especially with an aging roster.

  1590. rr212 October 11th, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    .125

  1591. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    What can Arod hit these days? I mean seriously….

  1592. Yankees_Fan October 11th, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Oh well, A-Rod is A-Rod…

  1593. TheStraw October 11th, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    How is that a strike?

  1594. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    This ump has been helping the O’s pitchers all night long

  1595. jmills October 11th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Tyler, how are your Blues? :)

    Lockout. :). :). :)

  1596. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    and a fly ball like that is exactly why the redsox will want to swisher next year…

  1597. OldSchoolYankeeFan October 11th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Yawn, another Swsher fly out

  1598. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Swish is the king of just coming up short of a bomb.

  1599. The Other Phil October 11th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Dang. Thought that had a chance.

  1600. rr212 October 11th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    .133

  1601. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Yeah Swisher keep smiling as you continue to make easy outs

  1602. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Swish has had some good swings tonight. I have to admit.

  1603. CB October 11th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    The Yankees are a better team than the Orioles. But the longer this game and this series go the more influence random chance and probability are going to have and the less impact any difference in skill is.

    Need to put up a run. Just one run and you set up the next series.

  1604. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    jmills-

    I would be flipping back and forth between the Yanks and the Blues in Colorado for the season opener today.

  1605. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Hey, jmills!

  1606. jackamir October 11th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    I am sick and tired of Swisher’s smile when he makes an out…

  1607. ricardo1020 October 11th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    So sick of that dumbass grin!

  1608. JobaTipsHisCap October 11th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    This game is boring

  1609. Niblick October 11th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Great inning. Great at bats.

  1610. Patrick October 11th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Need to put up a run. Just one run and you set up the next series.

    Watching this team hit right now it honestly feels like they are incapable of scoring. Every at-bat they just swing away and make weak or no contact. Truly inept

  1611. luis October 11th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Hello everybody!

    Just made it…What a game have I missed!

  1612. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    They aren’t even putting runners on anymore….

  1613. lil m October 11th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Okay Yankee bullpen, you know what you have to do – hold on and stay strong

  1614. Meppie Amsterdam October 11th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Detroit game will end before this one I’m sure

  1615. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    When was the last time we got a hit!?

  1616. Hassey October 11th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Honestly even the grizzled vets of us all have to please finally admit that our O sux

  1617. jmills October 11th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Hi jmv, tyler, where is my Ferrari?

  1618. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Can the Yankees in anyway justify bringing back Kevin Long next year?

  1619. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    This is sad

  1620. Boston Jim October 11th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    agree joba. i dont have enough brew

  1621. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    If the Yanks don’t hit a homerun they aren’t scoring again tonight. They have no idea how to hit in these games. Eventually the O’s will put a run together.

  1622. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    We haven’t gotten three hits in a row since Game 1, right?

  1623. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Hi Luis, i hope you brought a walk off run with you.

  1624. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    jmills-

    Ferrari?

  1625. Yankees_Fan October 11th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Second and third, one out. A-Rod coming to the plate.

    That was the situation we had to take advantage of.

  1626. OldSchoolYankeeFan October 11th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Jimmy Fallon, the Nick Swisher of advertising

  1627. LGY October 11th, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Jeffrey Maier and ARod. Please find something else to talk about.

  1628. Wang IS Taiwan October 11th, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    I’m afraid that if the O’s score in this inning, the game’s over. Hope I’m wrong.

  1629. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Swisher is such a fool because he is going up there looking for homeruns. Otherwise he wouldn’t have that stupid smile on his face.

  1630. jacksquat October 11th, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    luis October 11th, 2012 at 11:16 pm
    Hello everybody!

    Just made it…What a game have I missed!

    You didn’t miss much aside from a lot of pain and suffering.

  1631. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Cmon Joba!

  1632. Against All Odds October 11th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Not good smh

  1633. OldSchoolYankeeFan October 11th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Great! Cheap single and Joba’s hurt,

  1634. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Ouch Joba…

  1635. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Oh man….. brutal break for Joba. The guy has been through so much.

  1636. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Jeff Maier needs the fireplace in NH. It’s freezing up here!

  1637. Tabbert October 11th, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Maybe being forced into a elimination game tomorrow will wake up these bats. If it doesn’t… then we have no business in the ALCS anyways.

  1638. jmills October 11th, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Tyler, yes, I want a Ferrari! ( Why not? )

    :)

  1639. Wang IS Taiwan October 11th, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    It looks like it hit his funny bone.

  1640. vc 11 October 11th, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    That could have stabbed him…

  1641. JobaTipsHisCap October 11th, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Bad break.

  1642. Wang IS Taiwan October 11th, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    CC — I hate that stupid grin as well.

  1643. Yankees_Fan October 11th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Wtf. Come on! Don’t tell me he is leaving Joba in.

  1644. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Insult to injury. I can’t watch this crap anymore.

  1645. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    jmills October 11th, 2012 at 11:20 pm
    Tyler, yes, I want a Ferrari! ( Why not? )
    ————————————–

    Ya, me too.

  1646. BobbyJones October 11th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Joba u cant act hero… if ur hurt u need to leave

  1647. NYY_Girl_Penny October 11th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    take him ouut now!!!!!!!!!

  1648. Wang IS Taiwan October 11th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    I would take him out. Darn that sucks for Joba.

  1649. MG October 11th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    you can’t leave him in the game at this point in time, he isn’t going to have any command whatsoever no matter how tough he thinks he is…

  1650. vc 11 October 11th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Great….

  1651. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    pull him. doesn’t have any control.

  1652. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Wow that is one massive welt.

  1653. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Let me guess a cheap bloop hit for the O’s will lead to a run. These bunch of scrubs have so much luck.

  1654. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    jeeze. come on Joe. Pull him.

  1655. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    thats going to be very sore tomorrow.

  1656. jacksquat October 11th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Joba has some of the worst luck.

  1657. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Talk about random, CB…
    Hey luis! Very quiet here… Specially the offense

  1658. Boston Jim October 11th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    man, joba been thru some bad stuff

  1659. Hassey October 11th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    I don’t want to see joba hurt but that may help us this inning

  1660. JobaTipsHisCap October 11th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    In phelps I trust

  1661. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Nick-

    I hope you have that chocolate on the way! It’s Phelps time!

  1662. willwill October 11th, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Well there goes this game.

  1663. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    jeez man. that’s a tough one.

    a’s/tigers may finish before ours does lol…

  1664. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Best for him to come out. What a bad break!

  1665. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Phelpssss

  1666. luis October 11th, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Damn! Why did it have to happen to Joba?

  1667. Nick in SF October 11th, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    They were clearly beginning to stretch Joba out again and then THAT has to happen. :mad:

  1668. jmills October 11th, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    OK, Tyler, u can have one and I can have one, and I can have one. :)

  1669. Yankees_Fan October 11th, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Maddening underachieving team!

  1670. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Joba must be in the Chavy-Johnson crash test dummies’ school

  1671. CB October 11th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    What a horrible turn of events for joba once again this season. He was throwing the ball great tonight.

    The Yankee offense doesn’t get it done again. And random chance comes into play and gives the O’s a significant leg up. Broken bat looper of a hit and an effective pitcher out of the game.

  1672. jmills October 11th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    I love, being, ….redundant.

  1673. Patrick October 11th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Orioles are definitely going to score here. Phelps tends to be bad in his first inning of work

  1674. cigator October 11th, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    We need Acanderson to bat for the yanks, put the 3 together and you have a almost a 300 hitter

  1675. Hassey October 11th, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Verlander is the human torch

  1676. OldSchoolYankeeFan October 11th, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Now where did I put that bottle of Jameson’s? It’s been a rough night

  1677. Nick in SF October 11th, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    I had “broken bat” on my Inanimate Object fantasy team, however, so that’s sort of a silver lining.

  1678. Uncle Ellsworth October 11th, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    What now?

  1679. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Cal: “It’s so nice Matt Wieters is conscientious like me.”

  1680. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Go Phelps!!! He needs to locate to these next couple of batters.

  1681. jacksquat October 11th, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Never liked this situation where the other team gets to watch the entire warmup of the new pitcher.

  1682. MG October 11th, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Teix just saved Phelps on that toss…

  1683. TheStraw October 11th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Why not Lowe, the ground ball pitcher?

  1684. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Calm down Phelps he isn’t running

  1685. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    come on phelps…. get the nerves out

  1686. willwill October 11th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Looks like yankees conceded this one. Maybe they’ll hit tomorrow… too bad if they do win tomorrow, it’ll be verlanded 3x if they can’t score 1 vs the o’s scrubs… they wont score on verlander

  1687. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Ground ball here. Come on.

  1688. OldSchoolYankeeFan October 11th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Ha ha Nick Did you also ave a slip and fall in the dugout caused by sunflower seed shells? Haha

  1689. Patrick October 11th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Orioles are trying to knock everyone in the stadium out

  1690. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Little worried about Phelps’s location after the layoff.

  1691. Don October 11th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Yankee pitching has been great in this series (so far). I apologize for some remarks I made prior to the ALDS.

  1692. OldSchoolYankeeFan October 11th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Have

  1693. Uncle Ellsworth October 11th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Double play ! Please

  1694. Patrick October 11th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    The bat hit Joba flush on the elbow, would not be surprised if that broke a bone

  1695. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Man Russell has been a brick wall behind the plate.

  1696. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    So far so good

  1697. luis October 11th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Calm down Phelpsy

  1698. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Ford is garbage he has to go after him

  1699. Hassey October 11th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    At this rate it wont matter if they face verlanders mother 3x

  1700. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    WHAAAAAAAT? That has been a strike to every Yankee.

  1701. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    That pitch would be a strike for the O’s pitcher. Damn one sided ump.

  1702. jacksquat October 11th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    That’s been a strike all night.

  1703. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    That looked good…

  1704. Patrick October 11th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    It wasn’t a strike because Martin had to move too much to catch it.

  1705. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    I would rather see Lowe in this spot. For some reason I don’t trust Phelps.

  1706. Nick in SF October 11th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    “Nick Did you also ave a slip and fall in the dugout caused by sunflower seed shells?”

    No, leaky Gatorade cooler.

  1707. lil m October 11th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Barring another miraculous outcome like last night, if Baltimore scores they’re toast (and if they win in spite of that I’ll be thrilled to be mistaken). CC + bullpen will have to pitch a shutout for as long as it takes for the offense to put up the necessary 1 run.

  1708. Boston Jim October 11th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    chill blog. phelps is like coney

  1709. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Just keep the ball away from Reynolds

  1710. Hassey October 11th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Do we try noonie again?

  1711. Uncle Ellsworth October 11th, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    One more

  1712. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    All Swisher did was deke me there. I thought he lost it in the lights and nearly had a heart attack.

  1713. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Come on Phelps 1 more out….

  1714. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    One more

  1715. luis October 11th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Atta boy! Good composure, even though he is getting squeezed a bit

  1716. The Return of Stoneburner October 11th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Adino aka Mark Bellhorn

  1717. Boston Jim October 11th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    im getting a phelps jersey

  1718. The Return of Stoneburner October 11th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Andino

  1719. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    this umpiring is BS. i get the whole “human element” thing, but baseball is already a game of inches. An eighth of an inch is the difference between a 450 foot homer, or a a pop up. Would any one complain if umpiring was computer-done somehow? So at least it would be fair?

  1720. OldSchoolYankeeFan October 11th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    If we lose, I’m just going to have to drown my sorrows with a greasy breakfast at Red’s Java Hut. Then again, if it’s a win, I’ll go there to celebrate

  1721. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    phelps is a cone/mussina hybrid…

  1722. Boston Jim October 11th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    bulldog!!!

  1723. Nick in SF October 11th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    You all remember that scene in “The Hustler” when Paul Newman and Jackie Gleason are having their first confrontation? Newman is all hopped up while Gleason calmly goes to splash his face with some cold water and ends up winning with ease. I suggest that anyone who’s losing his or her grip splash a little cold water on your face, take a deep breath, and enjoy the bottom of the 12th.

  1724. willwill October 11th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    I gotta give it to him, phelps looked good

  1725. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    YES!! Now let’s SCORE. 12th inning again!

  1726. MG October 11th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    that was a great job by Phelps, absolutely great…

  1727. TheStraw October 11th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Phelps!

  1728. Tyler October 11th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    wow what a job by Phelps.

  1729. OldSchoolYankeeFan October 11th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Ok, now’s the time, fellas!

  1730. blake October 11th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Great job by phelps winning the battle for the first out and then really making quality pitches to Reynolds and Andino….

    Can we get one measley run PLEASE

  1731. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Good job by Phelps. Yankees offense please score 1 run. 1 run is all we are asking for.

  1732. Patrick October 11th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    This is seriously the most painful game…

  1733. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    yesss

  1734. Tar October 11th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Nice job!

    “All Swisher did was deke me there. I thought he lost it in the lights and nearly had a heart attack.”

    Haha me too Tyler. I wonder if he was trying to deke the runner?

  1735. luis October 11th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    He is a keeper

  1736. Boston Jim October 11th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    exactly nick, nice call

  1737. jmv October 11th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    You can’t ask for more from the pitching

  1738. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    K Atta boy Phelpsie!!

  1739. MG October 11th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    OldSchoolYankeeFan October 11th, 2012 at 11:36 pm
    If we lose, I’m just going to have to drown my sorrows with a greasy breakfast at Red’s Java Hut. Then again, if it’s a win, I’ll go there to celebrate
    ———————-
    that’s funny, I used to live across the street at Bayside Village-you probably know Delancey Street is both better and healthier, right? :)

  1740. blake October 11th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Verlander is shoving it

  1741. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    grandy, nunez, jete. get it done now.

  1742. jacksquat October 11th, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    New thread —>

  1743. CB October 11th, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    What a job by Phelps. Young pitcher comes into an enormous game in extra innings with no warning.

    Comes in and shuts down the side with a man on base. His command in the zone was outstanding. Very precise with his spots.

    The Yankee pitching has been fantastic. The responsibility is all on the Yankees.

    The Yankees have to take advantage of the fact that Detroit had to burn Verlander in a game. 5. Way he’s throwing tonight-no way the yankees were beating him.

    This is their chance. Set it up for CC in game 1. Imperative.

  1744. igotid88 October 11th, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    Sticking with Curtis.

  1745. Captain Clutch October 11th, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    Here comes the strike out man

  1746. Uncle Ellsworth October 11th, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Look at that fat man glide around the table

  1747. OldSchoolYankeeFan October 11th, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    @MG. if I wanted healthy, I’d eat the wife’s breakfast

  1748. blake October 11th, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Please walk him

  1749. TheStraw October 11th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Ugh.

  1750. Jeff NJ October 11th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    that was pathetic curtis

  1751. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    my goodness…that bounced 6 feet away from the plate…

  1752. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    all the O’s have in the pen is Johnson and tomorrows starter, and Chen…obv gonzalez isnt available

  1753. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Go Curtis get on base any way you can.

  1754. Nick in SF October 11th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Leave the pain of Curtis’ awful K behind :arrow:

  1755. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    The only good that has come out of Granderson sucking is that we only have 1 more year of him

  1756. Wang IS Taiwan October 11th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Oh my gosh. He’s not even close. What’s the deal with Grandy??

  1757. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Grandy………WTF? Ball 4 landed 2 feet in front of the plate.

  1758. Benny Blanco October 11th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Granderson is getting on my last nerves!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1759. Wang IS Taiwan October 11th, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    You’ve got to think about sitting him, esp if we lose tonight.

  1760. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    come on curtis.

  1761. Bring in the Goose October 11th, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    I cannot recall a more frustrating game.

    JOE SAUNDERS!!!!!!

  1762. djsunyc October 11th, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    wow, what an arm…

  1763. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Just can’t lay off that pitch

  1764. Yankees_Fan October 11th, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Granderson, you fully earned the bench next game.

  1765. Triple Short of a Cycle October 11th, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Yet Arod is the one who gets booed

  1766. OldSchoolYankeeFan October 11th, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    When I’m home, it’s the Gracie Diner for me

    Not fat, 5-9, 160. Still running trail and road races. It’s why I can eat at Reds

  1767. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    screw. grandy is on pace for 360 K’s in a 162 game season.

  1768. EliasInNH October 11th, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    new post —->

  1769. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    Go Jeeeeet

  1770. OldSchoolYankeeFan October 11th, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    Thank you Derek. Be nice if the rest of the team did something

  1771. yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    Yes!

  1772. luis October 11th, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    An IchiIbomb?

  1773. OldSchoolYankeeFan October 11th, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    Oh well

  1774. ricardo1020 October 11th, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    yankeefeminista October 11th, 2012 at 11:41 pm
    Go Curtis get on base any way you can.

    Only way he’s getting on is by whiffing on a wild pitch or passed ball.

  1775. willwill October 11th, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    In other news i am either in the dog house for bailing on my woman tomorrow night, or the yankees can win right now and save me a weekend of misery. /wrists

  1776. Mark-Cant Touch This October 11th, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    This team has no idea what back to back hits mean. When was the last time. we had back to back hits.

  1777. BobbyJones October 11th, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    John Smoltz had a orgasm

  1778. Nick in SF October 11th, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    New thread :arrow:

  1779. NYY_Girl_Penny October 11th, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Cal Ripkin is the only one with balls enough to say it, “You don’t even have to throw strikes to them, there not seeing the ball well and their trying for that one pitch to hit a HR”

    sums up the entire team of dummies (aside from Jeter).

  1780. luis October 11th, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    I understand that Grandy achieved his grandy sombrero for the second night in a row. Yikes

  1781. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Way to fall over Nick.

  1782. NYY_Girl_Penny October 11th, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    here where we lose. How many chances do we get ?

    Yankees suck, don’t care. Let them get knocked out and be done, then maybe theres hope in breaking this team apart and a fire sale. Get rid of all that you can and if you think Cano is deserving of a long contract with big money.. hah, any other team is offering him 5/17 tops.

  1783. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    Wow. Right down Broadway. He could hardly avoid hitting that well.

  1784. JorgesArm October 11th, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    Thank God…I’m done…this team will lose the ALDS……I used to really enjoy watching this team. Not anymore….over paid and old….I wish the A’s could beat Detroit…now that’s an exciting young team.

  1785. JorgesArm October 11th, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    Detroit will win the ALCS…..The O’s will be spent with all these extra inning games. I predict CC will fail big time tomorrow

  1786. bobNYY October 11th, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Craig Sager is a giant douche.

  1787. sunny615 October 11th, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    F’in hell.

  1788. bobNYY October 12th, 2012 at 12:03 am

    Alright, gotta believe. Texy, Cano, A-Rod. Let’s do it fellas.

  1789. sunny615 October 12th, 2012 at 12:09 am

    BOOOOO

  1790. Duh Innings II October 12th, 2012 at 12:25 am

    If the Yanks lose today, back up the truck and Cashman should be F-I-R-E-D fired for putting together the worst Yankees offense since 1992.

  1791. PaulyO October 12th, 2012 at 12:26 am

    Curtis Granderson is a good guy, but unfortunately that’s not good enough. This guy strikes out more than any hitter I can recall in recent history. Do not re-sign him. I don’t care about the HR’s. His strikeouts are maddening.

    And A-Rod is a post season fraud. One of the most non-clutch hitters in the game. We’re stuck with him for another four years. Depressing.

    The entire Yankee offense has ruined some very soli pitching from our entire staff. Inexcusable. Jeter, Cano, Tex, A-Rod, Granderson, Swisher…

    1 run. Wow.

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