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ALCS Game 1: Yankees vs. Tigers

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Oct 13, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (95-67)
Derek Jeter SS
Ichiro Sukuki LF
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Raul Ibanez DH
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Nick Swisher RF
Curtis Granderson CF
Russell Martin C

LHP Andy Pettitte (0-1, 3.86)
Pettitte vs. Tigers

TIGERS (88-74)
Austin Jackson CF
Omar Infante 2B
Miguel Cabrera 3B
Prince Fielder 1B
Delmon Young DH
Jhonny Peralta SS
Andy Dirks LF
Avisail Garcia RF
Gerald Laird C

RHP Doug Fister (0-0, 2.57)
Fister vs. Yankees

TIME/TV: 8:07 p.m., TBS

WEATHER: Cold. Legitimately cold.

UMPIRES: HP Jeff Kellogg, 1B Rob Drake, 2B Sam Holbrook, 3B Jeff Nelson, LF Gary Cederstrom, RF Mike Winter RF

GETTING STARTED: The Yankees have won the first game in each of their past four postseason series and nine of their past 11.

ANDY IN GAME 1: Andy Pettitte will make his seventh career Game 1 start, first since the 2005 NLCS at St. Louis with Houston. This?is his fifth Game 1 start as a Yankee, first since the 2001 ALCS at Seattle. It is his first Game 1 start at home since the 2000 World Series against the Mets. Overall he is 2-2 with a 5.59 ERA (37.0 IP, 23 ER) in his six previous Game 1 starts. The start by Pettitte snaps a streak of seven consecutive Yankees postseason Game 1s started by CC Sabathia dating back to 2009.

HOME SWEET HOME: The Yankees were a Major League-best 51-30 at home in 2012. They have collected at least 50 home wins in each of the first four seasons in the current Yankee Stadium. According to Elias, this stadium is the second to ever host the postseason in each of its first four years of existence, joining Atlanta’s Turner Field.

UPDATE, 8:14 p.m.: Yankees will gladly give Cabrera bases-empty singles. He’s left stranded on the Fielder strikeout and Pettitte is through the first without a run. That’s huge. He got through Jackson, Cabrera and Fielder, the most dangerous parts of this lineup.

UPDATE, 8:34 p.m.: Andy gets through a 1-2-3 second inning, but it’s still scoreless because Peralta made a nice play on Rodriguez’s sharp grounder with the bases loaded in the first.

UPDATE, 8:53 p.m.: Yankees loaded the bases in both the first and second innings, but did it with two outs each time and still don’t have a run. Tough luck both times.

UPDATE, 9:11 p.m.: Another scoreless inning for Pettitte who’s allowed three hits through four innings. As always, just needs some run support.

UPDATE, 9:32 p.m.: Fister has settled in a little bit and this game is scoreless through five innings. Fister and Pettitte trading good innings.

UPDATE, 9:41 p.m.: Lucky triple and a couple of RBI singles have put the Tigers in front 2-0 in the sixth. Intentionally walked Cabrera, but Fielder and Young have gotten the job done.

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1,757 Responses to “ALCS Game 1: Yankees vs. Tigers”

  1. J2L October 13th, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Go Yanks !

  2. blake October 13th, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Why didn’t they replace Ernie with Darling and keep Cal

  3. LGY October 13th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Did John Smoltz just say CC is arguably their Ace?

  4. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Go Lefty! Go Alex! Go Yanks!!!

  5. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xsk8gt3bSPw

  6. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Arguably? :roll:

  7. jackamir October 13th, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Lets go Andy!!!
    Lets go Yanks!!!!

    Lets get it on!!!
    Score early and often!!!

  8. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Go Yanks!!!

  9. Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    can’t stand Fister constantly mowing down the Yankees. how did the Yankees completely miss out on this guy when he was on the block?

  10. Uncle Ellsworth October 13th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Arguably is so misused that it is funny

  11. Nick in SF October 13th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Ron Darling… has been known to drop the anti-Yankee snark from time to time, but he is possessed of that suntanned island integrity with a little pinch of the Ivy League, so no complaints to begin with.

    Pitching analysis is definitely covered, and Ernie can always send it up to Sir Charles and Kenny the Jet if he needs some comic relief.

  12. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    These guys are going to give me a headache if they are going to talk about Arod every second of the broadcast again.

  13. tomingeorgia October 13th, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    My friends,
    May we all agree? Beat the crap out of Detroit tonight. Would ease the angst, don’t you think?
    Yankees in five.

  14. MG October 13th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    I’m guessing Andy pitches really well tonight and the Yankees come attacking Firster, who rarely walks anyone.

    Cano is going to have a big night as well…

  15. Nick in SF October 13th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    I can also flip over to the LSU-USC game if I want my own comic relief. #Clowney

  16. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    That was a strike

  17. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    GO ANDY!!!

    GO YANKS!!!

    Yanks will take this series in 5, according to the baseball gods. Kenny Rogers atonement time.

  18. Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    seriously, TBS needs to stop it with the dance party disco music when they do lineups and defense

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

    Russell Martin is arguably the Frenchiest player on the field tonight, n’est pas?

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

    Hey maybe Cabrera will go into a horrible slump this whole series. We can only hope.

  21. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    jackamir, you should have gotten your Yankee prediction in, in time! You are tied for the prediction lead, along with LGY and blake.

    You can still do the NCLS. You have plenty of time to do that.

  22. Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    seeing eye single. arod got an unlucky hop. guy can’t catch a break in the field either.

  23. Tar October 13th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Normal hop and Alex throws him out.

  24. Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Arod should have had that.

  25. Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    imagine having Cecil and Prince both in their primes in the same lineup. those 2 gordo’s would have been quite the lefty/righty combo 1-2 punch.

  26. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Buh bye!

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

    I will take just a single from Cabrera anytime. If you keep the ball in on him he can’t do that much damage.

  28. LGY October 13th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Andy Pettitte. Arguably badass.

  29. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Think I’m going to totally focus on the game for a while, without posts. I’ll meet you between innings.

    Seats open in the expensive block. Think I’ll go the world series this year. I’ve never been to one.

  30. MG October 13th, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    Nice inning by Andy, Cabrera got a hit on a pitch that was really good and the Fielder K was textbook pitching…

  31. tomingeorgia October 13th, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    I’ll take a Cabrerra single with two outs, then a ground ball. Let’s go, boys!

  32. Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 8:14 pm
    Think I’m going to totally focus on the game for a while, without posts. I’ll meet you between innings.

    Seats open in the expensive block. Think I’ll go the world series this year. I’ve never been to one.

    ————-

    isn’t it cause the people that sit there are always in the restaurant down below, stuffing their faces with the food that’s covered by the $1500 tickets??

  33. Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Ill take a single on 1 pitch anytime from Cabrera too. Keep him in the ballpark, no wasted pitches.

  34. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    last night the majority of empty seats were in the lower deck around the foul poles, the upper was much more full.

  35. Nick in SF October 13th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Why wasn’t Captain Morgan down at the cool secret party to begin with?

  36. luis October 13th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Won’t be able to watch tonight, but all my best to you all… Go Andy, Go Yankees!

  37. Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    why not just put arod in the 2 hole. that’s been the lucky spot this year

  38. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Go Jeet!

  39. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Now it’s time to get revenge on Fister. When he pitches a good game you always wonder how he did it.

  40. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    idk about tonight but unless everybody in the last 3 sections all went to the restaurant at the same time, then that wasn’t the cause of the empty sections.

  41. Nick in SF October 13th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Also, what was the drinking age in Port Royal in 1661?

  42. jackamir October 13th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Trisha—I completely spaced it… My plate has been full.. I’ll take the Giants in 6…

  43. Tar October 13th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    see you later Luis. Enjoy the night

  44. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Be patient…..

  45. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    BB, let’s bring Jeet home.

  46. blake October 13th, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Jump on him right here…. Great start by Andy

  47. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    I remember Fister started game 5 like this. Bad command and then they started chasing and he settled down and figured out how to get big outs.

  48. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    arod profiles well for the 2 hole when he’s getting on. lower power, higher obp runs bases well, hits the other way alot.

    next year i think that’s his spot.

  49. Tar October 13th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    “Also, what was the drinking age in Port Royal in 1661?”

    The age at which you could lift the bottle. :D

  50. jacksquat October 13th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    He just threw 5 staight balls to start the game, bunting?

  51. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Damn Ichiro you have to make him work

  52. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Have a good one, Luis. See you late!

  53. Tar October 13th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    I thought that was better struck off the bat

  54. blake October 13th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Cano is gettin closer….good swing there

  55. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Cano hit that ball well. Much better swing than he was taking in the last series.

  56. BobbyJones October 13th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    That woulda been out in july/august

  57. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Good at bat for Tex

  58. Marcus October 13th, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    They are having better at bats so far.

  59. blake October 13th, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Tex is having really good ABs

  60. m October 13th, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Raul quickly became a fan favorite. “Ra-uuul”

  61. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Be patient….

  62. MG October 13th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Raul could get a cookie here…

  63. blake October 13th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Small strike zone so far

  64. LGY October 13th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Haha of course.

  65. Bronx Jeers October 13th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Pinch hitter! :smile:

  66. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Show time.

  67. Nick in SF October 13th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    The situation has to find Arod. No way around it.

  68. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Just want to say, COME ON ALEX!!!! We’re all behind you.

    That is all.

  69. MG October 13th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    or he could walk.

    Fister is really scuffling out there, they need to make him pay with a big hit…

  70. I Am Winning October 13th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Huge spot for ARod right now. Maybe batting him 6th was a blessing in disguise.

  71. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Good at bats so far. The only bad one was Ichiro. Go Arod!!!! This is an important at bat.

  72. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    alright arod’s big chance to change the narrative…

  73. J2L October 13th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    This batter new ?

  74. m October 13th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    If Ichiro and Cano never swing it would be 2-0 by now!

  75. Tar October 13th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    You jet can’t hide a hitter who is slumping. Come on ALex, be patient

  76. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Ichiro attempts a bunt in ball 2.

    Changed the whole inning.

  77. m October 13th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    He looked safe to me.

  78. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    BS CALL!!!!!

  79. Marcus October 13th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Only A-Rod!

  80. Tar October 13th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    That doesn’t even look close.

  81. I Am Winning October 13th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Well, A-Rod does it again. What a great deal for 25+ million a year!

  82. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    He was safe at 2nd base

  83. J2L October 13th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Nvm, same batter

  84. LGY October 13th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Ugh. ARod robbed again

  85. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Darn thought that was going through.

  86. JobaTipsHisCap October 13th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    U can’t make this up.
    Arod looks better though

  87. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    So much for that

  88. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Guy is all over the plate and he swings at the first pitch

  89. user13 October 13th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    How do you come off the bag like that…

  90. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Baffled at the first pitch swinging.

    Really?

    Do some damage already with the pitch you want!

  91. sunny615 October 13th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    So close.

  92. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Hey at least he hit it. I thought it had a chance of going through. Ibanez was safe at second. But we’ll get it done anyway.

  93. Yogi Mantle October 13th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Sorry, while it wasn’t a great hit, that was a bad call.

  94. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Arod has no luck. He hit that ball really hard and of course the ump makes a bad call.

  95. deleonj October 13th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    safe at second but arod is the unluckiest man in october

  96. MG October 13th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    It looked like Ibanez was safe in real time but he looked out on the replay, good play by Peralta, Arod hit that one hard…

  97. JobaTipsHisCap October 13th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    He looks safe to me

  98. user13 October 13th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Is it that hard to slide like they taught you in little league?

  99. Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    It looked like he may have been out…

    Was he???

  100. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    The a-rod, swisher, Granderson… Back to back to back should be interesting

  101. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 8:29 pm
    Guy is all over the plate and he swings at the first pitch
    ———————————————–

    That’s because it was right down the middle.

  102. PRicanYankees42 October 13th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Ichiros bunt on ball 2 killed the inning… Its the simple lil details…. A-Rod just gor robbed by SS & the ump. Not on him

  103. JobaTipsHisCap October 13th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Cabrera also swings at the first pitch.

  104. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Watch Fister settle down now. That was a big spot to not take advantage.

  105. Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Yeah, he was out.

    Whatever.

    Bad luck.

  106. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    He was out. Finally a replay by TBS. Infante barely stayed on. Bad luck there.

  107. MG October 13th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Fister threw Arod a fastball right down the middle, did you want him to let it go for strike 1 and then have to start chasing the offspeed stuff.

    He hit it hard, Peralta made a good play, they will get to Fister if he keeps throwing like this…

  108. Patrick October 13th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    A-rod hit it hard, can’t really ask for more than that.

  109. Tar October 13th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Wow he really was out, great play.

  110. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 8:31 pm
    Watch Fister settle down now. That was a big spot to not take advantage.
    —————————————————-

    Detroit made a very nice play. Sometimes that happens. Really no blame to the Yanks there.

  111. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    K

  112. Nick in SF October 13th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Stupid correct umpire. :mad:

  113. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Bad break sure… But the Yankee offense has to got to come through once in awhile..

  114. JobaTipsHisCap October 13th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    That’s just bad luck, get over it already.

  115. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Ichiro really messed up in that inning. He tried to bunt ball 2. It seems like he is trying to do too much in the play offs.

  116. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Good pitch Andy

  117. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    K beauty

  118. MG October 13th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Clutch, shut up already, Ichiro hit it off the wall last night for the game winning run

  119. Nick in SF October 13th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Everyone’s having Louisiana hot links for breakfast tomorrow if Andy gets the win, right?

  120. MG October 13th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Andy is dealing tonight, in complete control…

  121. Chambliss October 13th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Terrible job by TBS. quick replay before the break. What about some super slo mo?

    Andy is almost better against right handed batters.

  122. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Atta boy Andy.

  123. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Clutch, shut up already,
    ———–

    I don’t know what yesterday has to do with Ichiro having a bad at bat today. So it can’t be mentioned because he got a hit yesterday. Yeah that makes sense.

  124. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    That Drew Brees commercial was pretty good. Never seen that one before.

  125. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Andy sharp early… Offense got to jump in fister… Did not like or understand the ichiro bunt

  126. Tar October 13th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Nick

    I’m thinking Gumbo for brunch. mmm

  127. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Chambliss October 13th, 2012 at 8:35 pm
    Terrible job by TBS. quick replay before the break. What about some super slo mo?

    Andy is almost better against right handed batters.
    ——————————————————

    They showed it after the break. It was the right call. TBS has been pretty bad with their replays though I’ll give ya that.

  128. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Andy, I’m begging you. PLEASE come back next season.

    Thank you.

  129. Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    WOW! What an AB by Swish! And he’s still all smiles.

  130. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Lots of good at bats in the 1st and then Swisher comes up. That’s the end of that.

  131. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Swisher is just getting himself out

  132. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    I’ll keep saying it till he proves me different… Swisher, statistically, is one of the worst post season hitters ever..

  133. blake October 13th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    I think Swisher should swing harder…. Don’t think he is quite coming out of his shoes

  134. tomingeorgia October 13th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Tyler,
    Enjoying the SEC? Haven’ seen the score.

  135. PRicanYankees42 October 13th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Sit Swisher, bring Gardner!

  136. jackamir October 13th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    Andy looks good. His stuff is tight and a looks like control will not be a problem.. So far So good!!! Swisher on the other hand looks AWOL…

  137. blake October 13th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Grandy got two really good pitches to hit there….fouled one off an missed the other

  138. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    tom-

    Honestly it’s what I expected. I had Mizzou 2-6 in league this year beating only Vandy and Kentucky. They already lost to Vandy so there goes that, lol. I think only losing by 32 to ‘Bama is a moral victory though.

  139. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Yeah how is arod benched and swisher continues to play and continues to stink

  140. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Nice job by Martin there. Really some good at bats so far outside of Swish.

  141. Tar October 13th, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    “Grandy got two really good pitches to hit there….fouled one off an missed the other”

    Actually the first pitch that he took may have been the best of all.

  142. blake October 13th, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Look at that nice controlled swing by Martin….kept his weight back…used his hands …beautiful

  143. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    I really don’t understand why they took Gardner over Dickerson if Girardi said he wouldn’t start Gardner because he only had 3 at bats. It doesn’t make any sense to waste a roster spot. They really should sit Swisher, someone else can’t be worse.

  144. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Atta boy!

    Go Jeet

  145. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Agree making fister work

  146. blake October 13th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Legend

  147. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Jeet!

  148. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    c’mon ich!

  149. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Yeah I feel like we’ve seen Jeter do that a few times.

  150. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Some really good at bats so far. Now they just need a big 2 out hit.

  151. Tar October 13th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Come on Ichiro!!

  152. blake October 13th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    200th postseason hit…incredible

  153. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Take advantage; Fister is leaving balls right over the plate.

  154. blake October 13th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Ichiro could do that every time against this defense

  155. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    old man still has wheels

  156. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Oh Douggie we hardly knew ye.

  157. Benny Blanco October 13th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Bases loaded baby!!

  158. DocTodd October 13th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Swisher sucks….it’s no longer a ‘small sample’…..it’s EVERY postseason series..

  159. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Nice…Now is Cano’s time to shine. They need him now.

  160. MG October 13th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    An Ichiro special…

    Big spot for Robby, I like the way he is swinging the bat his last time up in game 5 and in the 1st inning…

  161. LGY October 13th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Time for Cano to step up

  162. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    cmon big man!

  163. ZachA October 13th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    1st inning: 3 walks = no runs
    2nd inning: 3 hits = no runs

    How are they doing this? It’s like magic.

  164. Tar October 13th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Make it your pitch robbie.

  165. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Cano please be patient

  166. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    200 is incredible’

  167. blake October 13th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    If Swisher doesn’t get it together Id let Gardner play against this Tigers D and just have him beat it into the ground and run fast

  168. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    No sabes, Luis.

  169. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Come on Cano…. patience.

  170. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Damn that was ball 2. Cano swing at strikes!!!

  171. blake October 13th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Make him throw a strike Robbie

  172. UnKnown October 13th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    So have most of you realized the call at 2nd in the 1st was a good call.

    He was out!

    Let the umps actually umpire. They are really pretty good at it.

  173. I Am Winning October 13th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Cano doing his best impersonation of Vlad; swinging at pitches that nearly hit off of their shoes.

  174. Jerkface October 13th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    RUN FASTER CANO WHAT THE EF

  175. LGY October 13th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Unbelievable.

  176. I Am Winning October 13th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Another RISP mishap for the Yankees. I just don’t get it.

  177. DocTodd October 13th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Good lord we are snake bitten!

  178. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    looked safe

  179. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    This team is freakin cursed.

  180. MG October 13th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    he was safe on that one, bad break all around…

  181. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Was Cano running hard to first??

  182. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Wow how freaking slow is Cano??? I really wonder if he was even running hard down the line. Damn…

  183. PRicanYankees42 October 13th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Safeeeee!!!

  184. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    WOW he looked safe. that didn’t even look close

  185. Tar October 13th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    #%@#$^&%$#%^%^&*&%$%&*&()(((&###!!!!! and ^^%$$#@#@@

  186. blake October 13th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Unreal…..they are dodging bullets left and right…. Good ABs by the Yanks ….keep having them and the luck has to turn

  187. jacksquat October 13th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Give us a better replay TBS!

  188. Marcus October 13th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Bad call

  189. Benny Blanco October 13th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Bases loaded twice and nothing! It’s arods fault. ;)

  190. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    THAT play was safe.

  191. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    But was he really out?

    In any event, it’s bound to happen. Fister doesn’t show any signs of getting it together.

    GO YANKS!

  192. LGY October 13th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    That was a friggin missile. Why the hell did it have to hit Fister

  193. Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Got cheated.

    What that proves is this…

    The call to end the first inning.. while it may have been right…

    The 2B umpire decided he was going to call Ibanez out as soon as the throw by Peralta was made.

    Their minds are made up in advance. Against us.

  194. BD (Boston Dave) October 13th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    looked safe

    that ball hit Fister’s pitching hand though.

    could be a problem for Fister.

  195. Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    of course the deflection goes right to the shortstop. can’t catch a break.

  196. kd October 13th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    cano was safe. tough to accept that call

    wonder if the pitcher is hurt

  197. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    replay had him safe and it wasnt even that close…

  198. BobbyJones October 13th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    WOW SO MUCH BS

  199. JM October 13th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    he was safe

  200. DocTodd October 13th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Friggen safe!

  201. igotid88 October 13th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Looked safe

  202. MG October 13th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Cano busted it out of the box, he was running hard there

  203. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Cano isn’t fast but he was running there as well as he could. That was an absolute rocket. And he looked safe but naturally TBS cuts out early.

  204. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    ump stink again

  205. Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    UnKnown October 13th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    I dont mean to be personal, but you are a loser.

  206. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    anyone else hate TBS?

  207. tomingeorgia October 13th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Way to bust it. Should have been safe. Just bust it, and look like you’re doing it.

  208. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    If Cano wasn’t running hard Girardi better be all over him. Anyone not named Posada should beat that out. The Yanks are going to regret leaving all of these baseruners later.

  209. charlestonchew October 13th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    That was a pretty bad call considering the ramifications. If there’s even the slightest doubt, you need to call that runner safe in that situation. Way too close to call him out.

    But, it’s not such a disastrously bad call like we suffered on Tex’s slide into first when he re-injured his calf.

    Sigh. We’ll see how this all turns out, I guess. It certainly seems like we’re blowing a lot of opportunities. Way too many.

  210. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    I really hope that Girardi is talking to the umpire right now during this break. He’s not going to win the argument but get in the umpire’s ear a bit.

  211. sunny615 October 13th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Yech. M

  212. igotid88 October 13th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    I blame A-Rod. Cano said if he can make the 3rd out to the shortstop so can I.

  213. Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    The umpires bothered to get one call right… against us…. and another call wrong… against us.

    the umpires already had their decisions made.

    One happened to be right by coincidence, and the other wrong.

  214. moctezuma October 13th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Why doesn’t Girardi argue?

  215. blake October 13th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    The Yanks didn’t string together this many good ABs the whole Orioles series though save that one inning in the first game…..signs of life from the offense

  216. sunny615 October 13th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Yech. More RISP issues.

  217. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    It was a tie. So of course he is called out.

  218. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    WOW, he was safe by at least a step. Bang-Bang? Are you kidding me?

  219. kd October 13th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    replay shows he’s clearly safe. lucky tigers

  220. jacksquat October 13th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    omg he was safe and it wasn’t that close

  221. Chambliss October 13th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    That was just bad luck. Looked safe on replay, but again they show it once.

  222. deleonj October 13th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Cano’s was actually safe.

  223. austinmac October 13th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    If it wasn’t for bad luck . . .

  224. jackamir October 13th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    We need Yes Mo!!! TBS has an inferior coverage..

  225. blake October 13th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Cano was safe ….dang

  226. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Normal broadcasts show you the replay right after the play.

  227. moctezuma October 13th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    Instant Reply for baseball. It is obviously needed.

  228. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    after some of the bad calls in all of the series this postseason, how can they not expand replay in 2013? there have been more than a couple BAD calls.

  229. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    This game should be 3- 0 minimum right now

  230. willwill October 13th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    horrible call

  231. Nick in SF October 13th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    I think Cano’s reputation for non-swiftness might have cost him there. Unbelievable.

  232. igotid88 October 13th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    It wasn’t a tie. He as safe by a half step.

  233. RadioKev October 13th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Two good swings with the bases loaded. Man that sucks.

  234. JobaTipsHisCap October 13th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Bad luck continues

  235. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Ernie calling that a bang-bang play…. out of every play by play man in the country how do we get the pleasure of him?

  236. Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    This fat faced piece of crap is complaining about pitches.

  237. Patrick October 13th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Yech. More RISP issues.

    Seriously? A-rod ripped it and Peralta made a great play to get the out. Ichiro got a hit with RISP. Cano also hit it hard but the Tigers got a break because the ball bounced right to Peralta and they got a favorable call at first.

    Honestly through the first 2 innings this offense looks totally different than we saw all last series. Keep putting up these kind of at-bats and Fister will be out before the 5th inning is over.

  238. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Hang in. You know it’s going to happen. Someone will probably go yard on Fister very soon.

  239. BD (Boston Dave) October 13th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Fister clearly shook his hand after getting hit with that line drive.

    cold night… that could be an issue for him going forward.

  240. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Yech. More RISP issues.

    ____

    A-Rod’s was hit hard, just unlucky.
    Cano’s was headed up the middle, lucky it hit Fister, but was still safe….

  241. willwill October 13th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    If detroit had this same thing, we would of seen the replay 10x now

  242. JobaTipsHisCap October 13th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Why didn’t joe come up to argue?

  243. Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Ibanez was out. the first inning call was a good one.

    Cano looked safe. But I guess after Ichiro being called safe there was no way ump was calling him safe.

  244. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Nick in SF October 13th, 2012 at 8:50 pm
    I think Cano’s reputation for non-swiftness might have cost him there. Unbelievable.

    agreed

  245. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    I like this lineup tonight.

    Ibanez in there really deepens it.

    These guys are going to win this game tonight.

  246. blake October 13th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Andy is just burying that slider to righties

  247. charlestonchew October 13th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Andy looks awesome tonight. Complete game?

  248. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    That was a strike….

    I am surprised that Girardi didn’t come out to argue. The Yanks have no luck so far tonight.

  249. LGY October 13th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    @StadiumInsider: Robo umps please. Cano was safe. Here’s the proof: #Yankees http://t.co/ryZrBMxx

  250. Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    obaTipsHisCap October 13th, 2012 at 8:51 pm
    Why didn’t joe come up to argue?
    ==========

    who cares? like that ever does anything

  251. Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    No, Nick.

    The only thing that cost Cano there was the fact that he wears the Yankee pinstripes.

  252. BD (Boston Dave) October 13th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    cant let Miggy get up this inning.

    git er dun

  253. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    now Andy has to throw extra pitches because this moron doesn’t call strike 3

  254. blake October 13th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    It could easily be 3 or 4 to zip right now….Tigers very lucky

  255. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Provided Swish and Grandy hit.

  256. Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    You people blaming it on Cano’s non swift-ness are idiots. Look at what it really is. The umpires

  257. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    The homeplate umps are really one sided in these games. The Yankees pitchers aren’t getting the benefit of any of these close pitches.

  258. blake October 13th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Same pitch he just caled a ball

  259. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    First base umps have been particularly bad this offseason.

  260. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    we sure A-Jax wasn’t safe? Was BANG BANG :)

  261. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Deep!

  262. blake October 13th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Boy that was pretty….smooth …lets break through this inning!

  263. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    I haven’t seen as much baseball as some here, but has anybody seen a guy as smooth turning a double play as Cano?

  264. Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 8:54 pm
    The homeplate umps are really one sided in these games. The Yankees pitchers aren’t getting the benefit of any of these close pitches.
    ======

    take the blinders off, Fister got the same squeeze. there was one pitch to Ibanez that was right over the plate and was called a ball

  265. MG October 13th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    that photo clearly shows Cano was safe.

    Another solid inning by Andy.

    They are going to make Fister pay very shortly, as blake said, they are having much better ABs up and down the lineup than in the O’s series.

  266. RedSoxFever2013 October 13th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Cano was CLEARLY OUT… You blind homers are too much, LMAO.

  267. RYUKINGDOM October 13th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Sutcliff said he was safe….

  268. Tar October 13th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Anybody know how is the middle of the tiger’s pen? I know the back end, but who do they have for the middle innings and are they any good?

  269. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    This could be good news…
    ———–

    BloggingBombers Lefty Drew Smyly warming up for the Tigers.

  270. Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    The offense is actually showing desire and effort, Cano actually running down the line at full speed, and the umpires are gonna show us who’s boss.

  271. Tar October 13th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    “I haven’t seen as much baseball as some here, but has anybody seen a guy as smooth turning a double play as Cano?”

    Tyler

    not me.

  272. Yankee Trader October 13th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Fister at 47 pitches already

  273. BD (Boston Dave) October 13th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Fister clearly got drilled in the hand on that line drive.

    guess he’s hurt

  274. willwill October 13th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    I think the TBS strike zone on the screen is off. I don’t think the ump would not call a strike that was right down the middle…. a ball earlier. Unless he’s just horrible, and i don’t think he’s that bad. I wish they’d take the box down

  275. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    take the blinders off, Fister got the same squeeze. there was one pitch to Ibanez that was right over the plate and was called a ball

    ——————————-

    Moron the Yanks are getting hosed in calls this whole post season.

    Your argument rests on 1 pitch that the Yanks got the benefit of the doubt on.

  276. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    both starters getting squeezed, the issue was the call on cano…

  277. Hassey October 13th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Think positive or think negative… Your choice doesn’t bother me

    I just can’t believ we have 3 walks and 4 hits with no runs

  278. Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Tar October 13th, 2012 at 8:56 pm
    Anybody know how is the middle of the tiger’s pen? I know the back end, but who do they have for the middle innings and are they any good?

    ——
    Albuquerque and Benoit have been lights out. other than that idk

  279. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Teixy!

  280. Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Teixeira with a lucky hit. LUcky lucky lucky…. with nobody on base.

  281. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Tex having decent post season

  282. moctezuma October 13th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    TBS is doing a bad job. Broadcasters are the worst I’ve ever heard in 37 years of watching baseball.

  283. blake October 13th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    haven’t seen as much baseball as some here, but has anybody seen a guy as smooth turning a double play as Cano?”

    He’s pretty darn smooth….I’ve seen quicker on the pivot but his arm strength makes up for it as its the best I’ve ever seen for the position

  284. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Go Ibanez and Arod!!!!!

  285. Yogi Mantle October 13th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Let’s hope the Yankees can get some runners on without having 2 outs.

  286. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    both starters getting squeezed, the issue was the call on cano…

    ——————————-

    How is Fister getting squeezed? His pitches are all over the place. Are you people even watchig the same game?

  287. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Please don’t swing at the 1st pitch when the guy can’t throw strikes

  288. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Will Tex steal second?????

    ;)

  289. jacksquat October 13th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    I like how they showed the Cano replay once (clearly) and we got to see the foul ball against the O’s at least 20 times with super slo mo and magnification.

  290. iiicollies October 13th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Don’t think Fister can escape any longer

  291. Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 8:57 pm
    take the blinders off, Fister got the same squeeze. there was one pitch to Ibanez that was right over the plate and was called a ball

    ——————————-

    Moron the Yanks are getting hosed in calls this whole post season.

    Your argument rests on 1 pitch that the Yanks got the benefit of the doubt on.
    —————————————-

    idk why i even bother with you homer cry babies. its always the same crap about the broadcasters and the umpires with you people. go on any other team’s board during the playoffs they ALL complain about the same crap.

  292. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    I do think darling is good if that matters

  293. igotid88 October 13th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    A-Rod has had 2 hard hit balls that were hit right at someone this postseason with RISP.

  294. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    wow he sucks.

  295. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    How is Fister getting squeezed? His pitches are all over the place. Are you people even watchig the same game?

    _____

    You watch the first inning? Three of Jeter’s 4 balls were in the box…

  296. RYUKINGDOM October 13th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    You can stick him any spot in the lineup but you can’t hide him….

  297. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    idk why i even bother with you homer cry babies. its always the same crap about the broadcasters and the umpires with you people. go on any other team’s board during the playoffs they ALL complain about the same crap.

    ——————————————-

    Hey idiot was Cano out or safe??

  298. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    That was a bad swing from Arod. He was almost jumping at the ball.

  299. iiicollies October 13th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Sigh, but he did

  300. jacksquat October 13th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    I’ve never heard/seen a more biased postseason broadcast in my life.

  301. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Tried to pull an outside pitch I think

  302. blake October 13th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    That was a ball up that Alex should have hammered

  303. Tar October 13th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    “Albuquerque and Benoit have been lights out. other than that idk”

    Thanks Rope. I think those two are the set-up guys aren’t they?

  304. sunny615 October 13th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Man Arod is sucking.

  305. tucker October 13th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    ARod was a little anxious to drive that ball. He tried to pull a ball that was about six inches outside.

  306. JobaTipsHisCap October 13th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Yankee stadium morons

  307. Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Darling is a Mets homer and a Red Sox shill. I have the game on mute, but I hardly think he’s being “good” or unbiased.

  308. moctezuma October 13th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    The flip by Jeter was smooth and then Cano is pure silk

  309. MG October 13th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    The TBS strike zone box is way off and isn’t even consistent, I don’t know why they even use it.

  310. willwill October 13th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    or the box is off

  311. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Yogi Mantle October 13th, 2012 at 8:59 pm
    Let’s hope the Yankees can get some runners on without having 2 outs.
    —–
    So they can hit into double plays… Lol

  312. deleonj October 13th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    sunny615 October 13th, 2012 at 9:01 pm
    Man Arod is sucking.

    ——–
    yeah. arod sucks. 2 at bats, no hits!
    cano 2 at bats, no hits! but he’ll be fine. arod sucks

  313. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    A-Rod has had 2 hard hit balls that were hit right at someone this postseason with RISP.

    ___

    In what world was that second ball hit hard?

  314. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Detroit has Phil Coke on their roster so that’s a positive for the Yanks.

  315. jackamir October 13th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Shutdown inning, Please! Tough part of the lineup…

  316. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Yeah I wouldn’t put a lot of faith in that TBS strike zone. There have been some pitches that look horrible that it is putting right on the edge of the zone.

  317. igotid88 October 13th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    He didn’t strike out at least

  318. blake October 13th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Fister’s 2 seamer really isn’t sinking tonight so far….they need to score some runs before it does

  319. tomingeorgia October 13th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    You guys boot the Yanks home, I’ve got another 0 dark thirty wakeup tomorrow. It’s all in your capable hands. We can do it tonight. Let’s go Yanks and andy!

  320. blake October 13th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Arod still has a canon arm

  321. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    at least after friday night the yankees are no longer going to be held captive by arod’s aura and can feel free to move him down in the order, pinch hit for him or bench him. but boy is it going to be ugly for him at the stadium from now on…

  322. m October 13th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Nice play by Alex.

  323. moctezuma October 13th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Broadcasting in baseball is going down the drain. That is why people complain. If you have any brains you hear their bias, their poor grammar, and there destruction of facts.

  324. blake October 13th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    I’d almost walk Cabrera with nobody on

  325. Hassey October 13th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    This guy pettitte is gonna be good

  326. blake October 13th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Great play

  327. UnKnown October 13th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 8:48 pm
    UnKnown October 13th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    I dont mean to be personal, but you are a loser.

    ———

    What are you on your 50th different user ID name now because you keep getting the boot. You come on here talking about how people get raped and how they should be killed.

    Oh and you stalk people that are on these boards.

    And you call me a loser? OK… Laughable nutcase you are.

    Go ahead and retaliate I won’t be paying attention any further to your pathetic ways.

  328. tucker October 13th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Saeger doesn’t know the difference between a line drive and a ground ball. He really should stick to being an NBA side show.

  329. Tar October 13th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Yes has a much better broadcast. I like the overhead view for pitches off the plate. I also like how they do MPH and pitch count better too.

  330. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Atta boy Jeet!

  331. Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Nice play by Jeet

  332. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    There’s that terrible Jeter range.

  333. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Nice play by Jeter. Pettitte is making some really good pitches tonight.

  334. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    At least Arod isn’t looking lost at the plate, swinging at air. He’s making contact. It’s not going to be a lot longer before something goes through.

    *********

    If the Yanks were last in the league, would you waste your time on a Sux forum? Yet some hapless Sux clown decides to spend his time here, watching the Yanks who are now in the ALCS, and trash talking them. Unbelievable.

  335. Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Another 1st pitch single from the top 2 guys. Ill take it.

  336. I Am Winning October 13th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Defense and pitching is taking the show for the Yanks. These games feel like National League games. This team would be scarey if they knew how to score runs.

  337. blake October 13th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Keep Miggy and Prince in the park and Ill be happy

  338. Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Sorry, Unknown. I was angry that you dared give credit to umpires. When all they are is biased and incompetent.

  339. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    i agree about the arod contact…
    at least he isnt striking out, which gives him at least a chance to hit something.

  340. tucker October 13th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    That guy they panned to in the LF bleachers looked like Cervelli.

  341. Hassey October 13th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Young now doing PSAs for the JNF

  342. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    martin spent september and october finally making a case to be re-signed.

  343. blake October 13th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Martin is great at those pop ups….they aren’t as easy as big league catchers make them look

  344. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Yogi Mantle October 13th, 2012 at 8:59 pm
    Let’s hope the Yankees can get some runners on without having 2 outs.
    —–
    Agree but runs are hard to come by in the post season…. However can’t keep leaving men on base

  345. MG October 13th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Andy is breezing, he is such a pleasure to watch on the mound.

  346. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Fister’s hand will probably swell up as the game goes on. I am sure that the Tigers are watching him closely.

  347. UnKnown October 13th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    ANDY EUGENE PETTITTE!!!

    Time for Fister’s luck to run out.

    We have dominated this game so far. Let’s continue to do so.

  348. Yankee Trader October 13th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Time to knock Fister out of the game, and get Andy some runs.

  349. Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 9:01 pm
    idk why i even bother with you homer cry babies. its always the same crap about the broadcasters and the umpires with you people. go on any other team’s board during the playoffs they ALL complain about the same crap.

    ——————————————-

    Hey idiot was Cano out or safe??
    —————————–

    talking about balls and strikes. i clearly said above that Cano was safe. just because they missed a call doesn’t mean there is some secret agenda. I bet you believe 911 was an inside job too.

  350. MG October 13th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Fister has to be a tough guy to stay in there after that shot to the wrist, it’s got to be bothering him…

  351. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    I always thought Martin has been pretty good defensively. If he could just hit even .230 with some pop he would be a nice guy to have behind the plate. That .180 stuff was brutal though.

  352. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    MG October 13th, 2012 at 9:11 pm
    Fister has to be a tough guy to stay in there after that shot to the wrist, it’s got to be bothering him…
    ———————————————————

    Adrenaline helps too.

  353. deleonj October 13th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    walking dead comes back. pretty cool.

  354. igotid88 October 13th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    ac1 says:

    October 13, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    A-Rod has had 2 hard hit balls that were hit right at someone this postseason with RISP.

    ___

    In what world was that second ball hit hard?
    ——————-

    I said this postseason not this game. In Game 1 or 2 I forget he hit one through the middle that was snagged.

  355. blake October 13th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Wouldn’t be shocked if Fister has a fracture….looked like he got hit pretty square…. He’s pitching though so maybe not

  356. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    talking about balls and strikes. i clearly said above that Cano was safe. just because they missed a call doesn’t mean there is some secret agenda. I bet you believe 911 was an inside job too.

    ——————————–

    Let me know when you find my post about a secret agenda.

  357. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Time for the offense to do some damage and put some runs on the board. It starts after Swisher tries to hit a homerun.

  358. Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    won’t Torii Hunter be available this offseason? can we get him to play right?

  359. Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Look at this guy. Swisher is without a doubt, a criminal.

  360. blake October 13th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Swisher is killing them….

  361. Hassey October 13th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    How did swish miss that

  362. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    swisher continues to make his case for that 7/126 boras says he wants…

  363. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Counting the days left until Swisher is no longer on this team. He is a disgrace to the Yankee uniform

  364. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    won’t Torii Hunter be available this offseason? can we get him to play right?

    ____

    Hunter, Ichiro….

  365. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Swisher really needs to be pinch hit for. He has absolutely no approach.

  366. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Yanks should step out more like Jeter did. Slow him down. Make him stand out there in the cold a bit.

  367. Cashmoney October 13th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    STFU Swisher! I would not give a penny to this guy.

  368. tucker October 13th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Swisher, man. That was a2-0 meatball.

  369. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    I have to keep saying it….Swisher, statistically, is the worst post season hitter in baseball history…

  370. lil m October 13th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Come on offense . . .

  371. BobbyJones October 13th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Right down the pipe… 2 outs

  372. willwill October 13th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Nice work at swisher popping up a pitch down the middle..Not knocking this guy out, is the reason why this offense sucks. This guy has nothing tonight and has shutdown the yankees

  373. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    These balls ae right down the middle…
    Swish and Grandy crapped all over them.

  374. Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    2-0 and 3-1 counts and 2 worthless popups. Yankees offense is back folks. We got cost by bad luck and umpires in the 1st 2 innings.

  375. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    The Yanks are really letting him off the hook. Too bad they aren’t swinging the balls well because Fister is leaving balls right over the plate.

  376. blake October 13th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    This is reminding me way too much of game 5 last year where Fister really wasn’t very good and made a ton of mistakes and the Yanks just let him off the hook…..the Tigers got lucky early but now the Yanks are poppin up hittable pitches

  377. Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 9:12 pm
    talking about balls and strikes. i clearly said above that Cano was safe. just because they missed a call doesn’t mean there is some secret agenda. I bet you believe 911 was an inside job too.

    ——————————–

    Let me know when you find my post about a secret agenda.

    ———————
    it’s CLEARLY inferred when you whine about Pettitte having to throw extra pitches but argue that Fister isn’t a victim of the same squeeze.
    sersly yr a clown.

  378. MG October 13th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    when you have a power hitter popping up a 2-0 fastball right down the middle that is a really bad sign, Swisher really grips in the postseason, obviously…

  379. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    I’ve said all year to wait and see with Swisher in October. His 3 hot streaks a year shouldn’t fool the Yanks this offseason.

  380. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    This offense is really testing me.

    Poor Pettitte deserves a 3-0 lead at this point.

    Hard to watch this futility.

  381. jacksquat October 13th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    I was liking Fister better before he got hit on the wrist.

  382. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    blake October 13th, 2012 at 9:15 pm
    This is reminding me way too much of game 5 last year where Fister really wasn’t very good and made a ton of mistakes and the Yanks just let him off the hook…..the Tigers got lucky early but now the Yanks are poppin up hittable pitches

    _________
    Yes looks like they are letting him settle down…and what’s with these captain morgan commericals…and cougar town promos

  383. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Fister HAS to be living on borrowed time! Fister at 66 pitches, Andy at 48.

  384. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    why is it these guys swing when a pitcher clearly has not contol ? It’s not once in awhile its constant. you watch the cards and nats series AB’s and it’s night and day difference.

    so frustrating.. if it’s 2-0 take a pitch every once in awhile jeez.

  385. blake October 13th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Let Gardner beat it into the ground and run against this infield if Swisher cant stop popping everything up and swinging as hard as he can

  386. Hassey October 13th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    We’ve Been watching the same game for 46.5 out of 47 innings

  387. Bronx Jeers October 13th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Maybe Cap. Morgan is only there to recruit the hotties ?

  388. Nick in SF October 13th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Why are they having their hipster party in the secret basement of the enormous chateau in Port Royal? Isn’t that restrictive?

  389. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    you really have to sit Swisher.

  390. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    it’s CLEARLY inferred when you whine about Pettitte having to throw extra pitches but argue that Fister isn’t a victim of the same squeeze.
    sersly yr a clown.

    ————————————

    Take a look at the pitch fx Data and let me know who got more calls

  391. Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    trisha, dont be a fool. Bad luck, Umpires, and Yankees offense quitting with ease makes it not even close to a guarantee that Fister is on borrowed time.

  392. Gary October 13th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Tyler smiling Nick will be smiling somewhere else next season.

  393. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    BryanHoch Girardi took Swisher aside yesterday and told him to try hitting it at all that empty grass out there. Hasn’t worked yet.

    LOL.

  394. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Sign Hunter two years and beat the Angels to it.

  395. jacksquat October 13th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Relax guys, like Girardi said, it’s just bad luck for Swisher…

    (sarcasm)

  396. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Gary October 13th, 2012 at 9:17 pm
    Tyler smiling Nick will be smiling somewhere else next season.
    ——————————————-

    Obviously I want him to do well since it helps the team but I’ve always hated this at bats.

  397. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    “and Yankees offense quitting with ease ”

    I don’t know how you can call loading the bases twice “offense quitting with ease”

    But whatever.

  398. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Gardner can’t be worse than Swisher. Let him bunt the ball to Cabrera in every at bat. Swish is just wasting at bats right now. He can’t even control his emotions to take a 2-0 pitch.

  399. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Nick in SF October 13th, 2012 at 9:17 pm
    Why are they having their hipster party in the secret basement of the enormous chateau in Port Royal? Isn’t that restrictive?
    —————————————————

    Lol, that does seem to go against basic hipster principle.

  400. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Damn come on Pettitte!!!!

  401. Cashmoney October 13th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    I doubt Gardner could do better… but can he do worse? somebody needs to sit this clown down. too bad we don’t have better option than this laughing hyena.

  402. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    When Ichiro calls off Jeter like that does he say it in Japanese?

    And I’m serious.

  403. JobaTipsHisCap October 13th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    swish continues to suck

  404. MG October 13th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 9:22 pm
    When Ichiro calls off Jeter like that does he say it in Japanese?

    And I’m serious.
    ————–
    he yells ‘yo lo tengo’, it the universal language for calling off the infielder…

  405. m October 13th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Goose, I was thinking the same thing. “Mine” in Japanese (masculine) would be “boku no!”

  406. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 9:22 pm
    When Ichiro calls off Jeter like that does he say it in Japanese?

    And I’m serious.
    ______
    How does one say “I got it” in japanese

  407. BobbyJones October 13th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Swisher is the worst postseason hitter and its not even close

  408. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    First replay we’ve seen immediately after. And oddly enough, it was when there was a questionable call on a Tigers player.

    :roll:

  409. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Come on Pettitte!!!!

  410. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    ichiro speaks english well, he just doesnt do it on tape because he’s afraid of saying something wrong.

  411. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Andy pitching a whale of a game so far

  412. Tar October 13th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    “When Ichiro calls off Jeter like that does he say it in Japanese?”

    Not sure, but strangely Alex uses the word — HA!

  413. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Good job Andy. Alright Jeter-Ichiro-Cano. Here’s the inning they break through!

  414. Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    tRISHA, thats the way it always is. These broadcasters only care about the other team getting cheated.

  415. tucker October 13th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Pettitte has been phenomenal so far. Much sharper than he was vs. the Orioles in Game 2.

  416. Madrugador October 13th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Andy making it look easy.

  417. syd_cash October 13th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Pettite pitching like a champ….lets get him some runs!!

  418. Nick in SF October 13th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    The story of Yo La Tengo:

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

  419. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Hopefully the top of the order can get something going….

  420. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    I’m not trying to be mean, but every time I see that pig commercial, I think it looks like Randy Levine.

    P.S. I love that commercial, having nothing to do with the resemblance.

  421. Cashmoney October 13th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    goose, i am sure any human being with 38 chromosomes could learn 3 words… I got it. or Jeter could learn the equivalent in Japanese.

  422. Jerkface October 13th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    ichiro speaks english well, he just doesnt do it on tape because he’s afraid of saying something wrong.

    He is also a very erudite speaker in Japanese, who puts a lot of thought into what he is saying, and he prefers having a level of inscrutability between himself and the mlb media.

  423. Hassey October 13th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Someone should try to drive the ball this inning preferably away fro peralta and jackson

  424. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    I’m thinking this is the inning.

  425. JobaTipsHisCap October 13th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Another boring game

  426. Tar October 13th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Ok time to move to the “good” chair for the good of the team

  427. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Fister has been behind almost every batter. Too bad they can’t do anything with it.

  428. Uncle Ellsworth October 13th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Come on andy deserves some runs

  429. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    This game is so winnable the way Pettitte is throwing.

    Be a shame to waste his effort.

  430. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Do opposing fielders ever not make a play against us?

  431. Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Our offense is dead again.

  432. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    I hate Ichiro getting under the ball… use your speed like in the 3rd inning.

  433. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Might have looked safe?????????

  434. Uncle Ellsworth October 13th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Sorry tina but we do need another hero

  435. BobbyJones October 13th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    10 pitches for last 5 outs??

  436. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    This is really frustrating to watch…Even when Fister tries to fall behind 2-0 they won’t let him.

  437. Eroc October 13th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    The offense is awful. At this point, through Dickerson, Jones, Nunez., Gardner, Stewart, etc. out there just to try and get something going.

  438. Hassey October 13th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    This really is getting stupid

  439. Eroc October 13th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    “Do opposing fielders ever not make a play against us?”

    and the Tigers are one of the worst defensive teams in the league too!

  440. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Would be nice for our best hitter to actually get a hit once in a while

  441. Madrugador October 13th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Fister lookin’ a little twitchy out there tonight. Too much coffee?

  442. blake October 13th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    I hate Doug Fister….at least if Verlander throws up zeros you don’t feel cheated

  443. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Lucky play. That nearly ate him up.

  444. Jerkface October 13th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    The Yankees simply aren’t doing damage on the meatballs fister is leaving up at the plate. They have got some hits, but no one has hit a scorching XBH or really pounded one. The two hardest hit balls were Cano’s liner off Fister & Martin’s single. And both were just intermediate line drives (in Cano’s case a low line drive)

    No ringing doubles, booming flyballs…

    Offense is just as stagnant as in the ALDS.

  445. JM October 13th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Cano really needs to get going. He has been as bad as Swish

  446. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    The Yanks have no chance in this series if they are going to continue to hit like this. Eventually Pettitte is going to give up a couple of runs and they will be introuble. It’s hard to watch this offense be so dead against a pitcher who clearly doesn’t have his best stuff or command.

  447. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Jerkface October 13th, 2012 at 9:32 pm
    The Yankees simply aren’t doing damage on the meatballs fister is leaving up at the plate. They have got some hits, but no one has hit a scorching XBH or really pounded one. The two hardest hit balls were Cano’s liner off Fister & Martin’s single. And both were just intermediate line drives (in Cano’s case a low line drive)

    No ringing doubles, booming flyballs…

    Offense is just as stagnant as in the ALDS.
    ————————————————–

    I feel like this all goes back to a lack of bat speed…

  448. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    If Yanks win the WS this year, be awfully hard to keep Andy out of the HOF with 6 rings, no?

  449. Nick in SF October 13th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    I am so sick of these games where our pitcher is dealing, their pitcher is on the ropes every other inning, and yet it’s tied late. Grrrrrr. :mad:

  450. Wang IS Taiwan October 13th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    I can’t stand watching Swisher in the playoffs. He’s been a total failure in the post-season for the Yanks.

    I’m sure Girardi is playing by the, “gotta dance with the ones who brung ya” motto.

    I wish Nix played in the outfield.

  451. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    It’s hard to watch this offense be so dead against a pitcher who clearly doesn’t have his best stuff or command.

    ——————————

    Im used to it already. They do this every single postseason for the most part

  452. tucker October 13th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Third time thru the lineup. It will start to get tricky here.

  453. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    :(

    Or not.

    I’m going to go get my lucky Yankee shirt. Since it wasn’t around during last night’s win and a few other games, I figured I didn’t need it around. But at this point, I’m willing to try anything!

  454. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Don’t fear Swisher is batting 4th next inning….Unless my math is incorrect he is hitting .125 for his career as a yankee in the postseason…That is from 09-to present day….

  455. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    WTF!!!!!

  456. blake October 13th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Nice job home fans

  457. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Tough it you idiots. That would have been a double.

  458. tucker October 13th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Where in the heck was Swisher?

  459. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Oh crap….

  460. qiantom October 13th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Game over.

  461. Hassey October 13th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Squeeze

  462. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Wang IS Taiwan October 13th, 2012 at 9:34 pm
    I can’t stand watching Swisher in the playoffs. He’s been a total failure in the post-season for the Yanks.

    I’m sure Girardi is playing by the, “gotta dance with the ones who brung ya” motto.

    I wish Nix played in the outfield.

    _______
    Agree unless the one who brung ya is A-Rod

  463. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    I’ve never seen a team be this unlucky in 1 post season in my life

  464. JorgesArm October 13th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    This lineup is acting the same as the Baltimore series. Amazing, the first team to score wins. Detroit scores now with Jackson at 3rd

  465. syd_cash October 13th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    wth no one goes after the ball seems like Tex would have gotten to it before Swish

  466. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Wow. I thought sure Jackson would go because he’s so fast.

    Good.

  467. igotid88 October 13th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Damn the 1 time you want fans to touch the ball.

  468. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Good job by Girardi. Make Fielder score the run.

  469. JobaTipsHisCap October 13th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    They will be shutout at home?

  470. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    I like it. Get Prince to hit into a dp.

  471. Hassey October 13th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Fine but prince hits lefties

  472. MG October 13th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    that is just a terrible break on the hit by Jackson but great pitching by Andy to get Infante.

    Good int BB to Cabrera, chance for a DP with a ground ball

  473. Uncle Ellsworth October 13th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Turn it

  474. syd_cash October 13th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    its so lame that we cannot spot our pitchers anything or get them any runs…..to the point where it feels like if the other team scores we’re screwed!

  475. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    “They will be shutout at home?

    Thinking no.

  476. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    All right. Let’s get Prince.

  477. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Well at least with these low scoring games…the games are not on till 2 am in the morning…(Im just trying to find a bright side)

  478. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    tucker October 13th, 2012 at 9:36 pm
    Where in the heck was Swisher?
    ————————————–

    You can’t possibly blame that on Swisher…. it took the absolute worst bounce (or lack there of) off the side.

  479. blake October 13th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    Good move….now get prince

  480. LGY October 13th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    I was giving the Yankees the benefit of the doubt for a few innings because of the bad luck but they once again are embarrassing themselves at the plate at this point.

  481. tucker October 13th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    In old Yankee Stadium, a fan would have picked that ball up for a double. New Yankee Stadium? Fans probably checking their stock options on their mobile phone.

  482. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Hassey October 13th, 2012 at 9:37 pm
    Fine but prince hits lefties

    _________
    He does..but this was the right move…Pick your poison….

  483. BobbyJones October 13th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Oh look a RISP

  484. MG October 13th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    crap…

  485. Jerkface October 13th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Well at least with these low scoring games…the games are not on till 2 am in the morning…(Im just trying to find a bright side)

    They played 2 extra inning games because they couldnt score runs, that is not even an upside

  486. syd_cash October 13th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    ridiculous……

  487. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    This team is so fricking unlucky.

  488. BobbyJones October 13th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    WTF IS SWISHER DOING

  489. Jerkface October 13th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Dive for that swisher come on. game slip sliding away at break neck pace

  490. JobaTipsHisCap October 13th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    This is how your money guy hits.
    Learn it, Yankee overpaid batters.

  491. blake October 13th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    My lord Swisher…..how did he not catch that

  492. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Grrr.

    I’m really counting on this game as a win…

  493. syd_cash October 13th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    *sigh* and Swisher couldn’t even get to the ball

  494. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Don’t lay out for that Swish but instead tumble like a moron cutting the ball off.

  495. Wang IS Taiwan October 13th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Ken,

    Arod was out for a signifcant part of the season, so he’s an exception.

  496. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    That ball has to be caught. Why is he throwing to 2nd base and not home?? Swisher is dreadful.

  497. LGY October 13th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Shocking that the IBB comes around to score

  498. user13 October 13th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    what are you doing swisher!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  499. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    that looked catchable

  500. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Another great post season moment for nick swisher….

  501. Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Bad luck one way, and bad luck the other way. 2 bad lucks this inning.

    Well done, Swisher.

    Swisher couldve caught that, and he didnt bother to throw home with that fat turd Miggy running.

  502. JobaTipsHisCap October 13th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Swisher stinks

  503. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Can’t swisher slide for that ball?
    Almost landed on his cleats!

  504. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Swisher should be taken out now for defense and offense. This is probably the game now.

  505. jacksquat October 13th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    So bad baserunning by Cabrera leads to another run…

  506. BobbyJones October 13th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    bench him please

  507. tucker October 13th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    tucker October 13th, 2012 at 9:36 pm
    Where in the heck was Swisher?
    ————————————–

    You can’t possibly blame that on Swisher…. it took the absolute worst bounce (or lack there of) off the side.
    Xxxxxxxx

    Bad bounce no doubt. But Where was Swisher? It took him 10 seconds to get there. Ball down the line you have to bust it over there as well as know the speed of the runner.

  508. LGY October 13th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Don’t like IBBing someone in the 6th inning when Prince freaking Fielder is on deck

  509. user13 October 13th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Bet he is laughing about it now too

  510. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Wang IS Taiwan October 13th, 2012 at 9:40 pm
    Ken,

    Arod was out for a signifcant part of the season, so he’s an exception.
    ________
    ?????

  511. Wang IS Taiwan October 13th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Swish is an idiot.

  512. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Gardner better play next game. I’ve seen enough of that clown in right.

  513. sunny615 October 13th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Look at that. Hitting with RISP. tabs this team can’t do that.

  514. Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    This team if finished.

    Every piece of luck went against us.

    And Swisher is on our team.

  515. sunny615 October 13th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Too bad this team can’t do that.

  516. PRicanYankees42 October 13th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Swiish… Swishhhhhh! Ughhhh!!!! How I hate you

  517. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 9:40 pm
    that looked catchable
    _______
    It did because it was catchable..

  518. blake October 13th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    That ball has to be caught….Miggy would have been doubled off at 2nd

  519. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Swisher is really a terrible outfielder. Too bad Gardner wasn’t playing tonight he definitely catches that ball.

  520. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Shut it down here, Andy.

  521. BobbyJones October 13th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    How can u not drive for that holy %@%#@

  522. JobaTipsHisCap October 13th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    They will be shutout.
    Glad I have very low expectation on them this year, unlike 2009.

  523. lil m October 13th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Andy working without a net since his offense has gone back into shutdown again :(

  524. tucker October 13th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Andy needs to keep it at two runs.

  525. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    I’m sure swisher will have some goofy tweets after the game…or some great post game comments like “Hey man, we’ll just go out there tomorrow and get em…”

  526. Jerkface October 13th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Fielder doesn’t even have a workable platoon split. He hits .289 with an .800 OPS vs lefties. Silly to go after him.

  527. syd_cash October 13th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    we’ve had so many opportunities to score our own runs….you knew that weren’t going to be able to shutdown the Tigers line up all game. Its just pathetic…the lack of hitting and run production

  528. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Gardner better play next game. I’ve seen enough of that clown in right.

    ____

    Would definitely consider starting Gardner in LF tomorrow and Ichiro in RF.
    If you are willing to bench AROD, you have to bench Swish too.

  529. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Chris Dickerson would’ve made that play and would have 3-4 more hits in this series.

  530. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Anyway, now the Yankee offense has to show it knows how to battle back and score runs.

    Andy keep it at two.

  531. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    If Pettitte gives up another run the offense will never come back from this. Girardi better pull Swisher from the game after this. At least get Gardner in there who can catch the ball.

  532. blake October 13th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Tigers have been luckier than the orioles tonight ad that’s hard

  533. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Put Ibanez in left, grandy center, ichiro in right…chavez to DH…..Swisher bench…

  534. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    It looks like Pettitte is done

  535. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 9:43 pm
    Gardner better play next game. I’ve seen enough of that clown in right.

    ____

    Would definitely consider starting Gardner in LF tomorrow and Ichiro in RF.
    If you are willing to bench AROD, you have to bench Swish too.
    ————————————————-

    I’d much rather have A-Rod in the lineup than Swisher.

  536. LGY October 13th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Girardi set up a big inning with that stupid IBB.

  537. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    this game might blow up….

  538. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    It looks like he might have lost the zone a bit.

  539. Hassey October 13th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Andy with an old guy’s FB

  540. BobbyJones October 13th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    I had enough of Swisher, if u can bench Arod you can bench swisher

  541. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    Swish is better going back than in but still had to catch that.

    Need two Andy

  542. Cashmoney October 13th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    when you can’t score you just put that much more pressure on your pitcher against a good lineup.

  543. blake October 13th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    He had a lot better chance getting Prince out than Cabrera there….I didn’t mind walking Miggy….he just didn’t make the pitches to Prince

  544. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    This really sucks. But everyone knew that eventually the Tigers were going to score some runs. This offense really blows.

  545. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    I had enough of Swisher, if u can bench Arod you can bench swisher

    ___

    arod at least contributing on defense

  546. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Good that Dirks is swinging at dirt.

  547. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    Gardner hasn’t batted at all.

    He won’t start!

  548. Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    The offense is heartless, soulless

  549. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    One more Andy.

  550. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Fielder was the right matchup. Pettitte just didn’t make a good pitch.

  551. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Now Lowe please

  552. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    One more.

  553. LGY October 13th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    blake October 13th, 2012 at 9:46 pm
    He had a lot better chance getting Prince out than Cabrera there….I didn’t mind walking Miggy….he just didn’t make the pitches to Prince

    ——–

    He may have had a better chance but the downside is you’re setting up the inning for a crooked number if you don’t.

    You shouldn’t be putting more people on base in front a hitter like Fielder. Just asking for a disaster.

  554. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    BobbyJones October 13th, 2012 at 9:45 pm
    I had enough of Swisher, if u can bench Arod you can bench swisher
    ________
    Agree I don’t get the long leash swisher has…..Arod gets buried swisher keeps going out there….Joe is about numbers…has he looked at swisher’s post season numbers???? 0.125 as a yankee in the post season…1-35 with runners in scoring position…
    The worst post season player in history..

  555. Jerkface October 13th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    He had a lot better chance getting Prince out than Cabrera there….I didn’t mind walking Miggy….he just didn’t make the pitches to Prince

    But its not an either or. Its Miggy with 1 on or Prince with 2 on. Andy vs Prince is not sure enough where you can expect to get the out & then work for a DP to avoid the run scoring.

    Concede the 1 run, don’t put another runner on base.

  556. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    two big outs

  557. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Good for you Andy!

    Could have been MUCH worse.

    Okay, now I retrieve the shirt.

  558. MG October 13th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Nice job by Andy, the Yankees need to score some runs, it’s about time for them to do something…

  559. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Good job, And.

  560. igotid88 October 13th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Gald Joe let Andy get out of it.

  561. tucker October 13th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Great job by Andy to limit the damage. Yanks must score now.

  562. blake October 13th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    The IBB wasn’t dumb….it just didn’t work….Even with Prince’s hit they only score 1 run if Swisher catches that ball.

    Andy gets tons of double play balls….you walk Miggy and hope Prince hits in to one

  563. vtyankee October 13th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    We all know if the Yanks starting pitchers dont throw a shutout, the game is over. What a joke of team.

  564. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Good job by Andy to limit the damage. The 2nd run is on pathetic Swisher.

  565. LGY October 13th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    With two outs you IBB Cabrera, not 1 out

  566. yankeenate October 13th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    This offense has got to get it going. C’mon Yankees

  567. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Pettitte has been the victim on crappy offense and less than stellar defense this postseason.

  568. Hassey October 13th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Middle innings not over so I don’t expect much O until 2 out in the 8th

  569. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    guys the miggy walk is classic second guess…if he pitches to miggy and he hits a two run homer..this blog would crash with “why are you pitching to Miggy”

  570. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    6 innings 2 runs should be good enough to be in the lead. Can’t blame the pitching again.

  571. Eroc October 13th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Will be so nice when Swisher is in Pittsburgh next year.

  572. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    this is the best the yankee starting pitching has been in the post season in a loing time. I remember championship seasons where the starting pitching wasnt this good…

  573. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Swisher should not start tomorrow. If you dont want to start Gardner, then at least put Ibanez in LF and move Ichiro to RF and DH Chavez.

  574. Jerkface October 13th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    The IBB wasn’t dumb….it just didn’t work….Even with Prince’s hit they only score 1 run if Swisher catches that ball.

    IBBing someone with 0 outs IS dumb. They put an extra base runner on to face a guy where your pitcher does not even enjoy a healthy platoon advantage. Its bad strategy.

  575. Hassey October 13th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Whateve
    This game is again on the O
    Not on Andy’s usual 2 run inning without allowing anything else the whole game

  576. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Walking miggy there you go from a potential 2 run homer to a potential 3 run job.

    They’re both sluggers.

    Do the math – less is more.

  577. lil m October 13th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    All things considered they’re lucky to be down by only 2. If the offense steps up, definitely winnable. If not, it’s on them . . .

  578. blake October 13th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    guys the miggy walk is classic second guess…if he pitches to miggy and he hits a two run homer..this blog would crash with “why are you pitching to Miggy”

    Exactly

  579. MG October 13th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    you had to walk Cabrera there, he was going to get the run in from 3rd and Andy had K’ed Fielder in the 1st inning.

  580. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Eroc October 13th, 2012 at 9:50 pm
    Will be so nice when Swisher is in Pittsburgh next year.

    ________
    Yeah thats a perfect spot for him….or the mets…a team that is not so good with not a lot of pressure..

  581. Wang IS Taiwan October 13th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    I agree. The starting pitching has been excellent!

  582. PRicanYankees42 October 13th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Is this the innning????

  583. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    ??? What was that…infante could have walked the ball to first..

  584. syd_cash October 13th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    oooo-kay maybe this is the break they need

  585. theREALkevin October 13th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Swisher is absolutely killing this team. There’s no reason for him to be in the lineup right now. Playoffs start and he’s useless. And now his defense his costing them runs also. Put Gardner in there. I don’t care about his small number of ABs. Guys don’t forget how to hit. They’re major league baseball players. He could bunt for hits, beat out choppers, play good D. Barring a strong finish to this game Swisher should be benched for game 2.

  586. BobbyJones October 13th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Swishers gonna end up on a 100 lost team… what contending team would want this guy is beyond me

  587. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    This is Swisher’s last week or 2 of being a Yankee. I really don’t understand why Girardi is afraid of hurting his feelings. I thought he said he would do what it took to win?? Such bs sitting Arod but won’t sit or even pull Swisher now.

  588. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Tex isn’t fast but he does run hard.

  589. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    here comes the human puke stain

  590. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    There’s our good luck chip.

    Cash it in!!!

  591. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Here we go.

  592. blake October 13th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    IBBing someone with 0 outs IS dumb. They put an extra base runner on to face a guy where your pitcher does not even enjoy a healthy platoon advantage. Its bad strategy.”

    There was 1 out ….prince hits a ground ball an you’re out of the inning an give up zero runs

  593. theREALkevin October 13th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    WOW awesome luck this inning

  594. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Raul!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  595. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    please pinch hit for him

  596. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Yes!

  597. PRicanYankees42 October 13th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Tables turning!!!! Letsss goooo!

  598. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Here we go!

    Tex runs like a three legged hippo.

  599. Wang IS Taiwan October 13th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Can we PLEASE get the big inning here?

  600. J2L October 13th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Triple play …

  601. theREALkevin October 13th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Kinda makes up for bad luck earlier in the game w bases loaded

  602. Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    If eveyr batter on this team had the heart and soul of Jeter/Ibanez, we’d be almost guaranteed to be Champions.

  603. LGY October 13th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    I’m an ARod apologist, but no excuses here. No bad luck or whatever. Just get the job done.

  604. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    yes!!! Some luck our way..and the MAN OF THE HOUR IS UP…

  605. Nick in SF October 13th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Alright, let’s get ‘em back! No use crying over the top of the inning now.

  606. yankeenate October 13th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Here we go…now’s the time!

  607. Bronx Jeers October 13th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Must have picked up that swing in Baltimore!

  608. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Ibanez is the man!!!!! Now Arod has to at least score Tex. I wish Girardi had the balls to pinch hit Swisher.

  609. MG October 13th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    there are 2 breaks, Arod has to make them payoff…

  610. J2L October 13th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Come on!! A-Rod !!!!!!!!;$;$$::!!@&$$

  611. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    About time we got lucky.

    Mental ginger!

  612. syd_cash October 13th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    okay okay alright Ibanez…..he always makes the magic happen!!!!! Maybe we can get some runs!!!!

  613. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    arod can change everything this AB

  614. jacksquat October 13th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Arod again…

  615. Wang IS Taiwan October 13th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Come on, Alex!

  616. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Last guy I want up.

  617. BobbyJones October 13th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Oh god arod swisher granderson….

  618. blake October 13th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Come on Alex

  619. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Wang IS Taiwan October 13th, 2012 at 9:53 pm
    Can we PLEASE get the big inning here?
    _______
    How many runs does a big inning make…

  620. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    do something already!!!!!!!!!! christ

  621. JobaTipsHisCap October 13th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Can arod at least guess correctly once?

  622. Wang IS Taiwan October 13th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    swish is 1/34! UGH

  623. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Down 0-2 that fast?

    Doomed.

  624. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Chavez has to pinch hit for Swisher

  625. PRicanYankees42 October 13th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Ohhh boyyy!! 0-2 on.arod. Fml

  626. Benny Blanco October 13th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    these moments just find him

  627. Madrugador October 13th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    He is killing us!

  628. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    jesus christ

  629. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    i f’n detest him

  630. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    i mean..what can you say

  631. jacksquat October 13th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Totally lost.

  632. Wang IS Taiwan October 13th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    I hate the booing.

  633. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    I got the shirt…

  634. LGY October 13th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Embarrassing. Totally non competitive.

  635. Jerkface October 13th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    You’re right it was 1 out, but I still don’t like it. As LGY said, 2 outs maybe. Fielder is too good vs LHP and a huge power threat. Its not like he is a power bat that is nullified by lefties.

  636. sunny615 October 13th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    F u Arod.

  637. ZachA October 13th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    yanks wont score here.

  638. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    He’s awful. Simply awful.

  639. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    and now swisher…

  640. MG October 13th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    that was just an absolulely brutal AB by Arod, he has to be embarrassed by now

  641. J2L October 13th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    ….. Bloody useless

  642. ricardo1020 October 13th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    So much for Joe’s gut feeling.

  643. BobbyJones October 13th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    now swisher we dont score lol

  644. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    That was a terrible, terrible at bat . Now they won’t score this inning.

  645. syd_cash October 13th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    you suck so bad!!! Is there a way we can get him off the team….because i really vote for that

  646. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    At least there was no DP to be had.

  647. blake October 13th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    That 2nd strike was the pitch….he’s just lost right now

  648. MG October 13th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    if they fail to score here the game is over…

  649. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    1-34……

  650. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    That’s it I’m done with this loser.

    What a headcase.

    Absolutely killing this team!!!!!!!

    Chavez, IN.

  651. syd_cash October 13th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    argh why does A-rod, Swisher and Granderson hit in a row……I mean they are like a black hole

  652. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Drive the ball Nick

  653. I Am Winning October 13th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    So much for all of the optimistic prediction toons about ARods big night. You all know who you are, I rather not use names.

    ARod had a chance to drive in a half dozen runs if he wanted!

  654. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    try this again: Swish can change everything this AB.

  655. sunny615 October 13th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    He deserves the booing. I’d boo his sorry ass too.

  656. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 9:55 pm
    At least there was no DP to be had.
    ______
    Don’t speak so soon…

  657. MG October 13th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    hanging curve ball fouled back…

  658. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Chavez needed to pinch hit for Arod or Swisher. Girardi is really doing a bad job in this inning.

  659. blake October 13th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    If swisher doesn’t get a run in here so help me….

  660. yankeenate October 13th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Pitchers have an uncanny way of knowing how to make good pitches to Arod

  661. theREALkevin October 13th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    C”MON SWISH

  662. Jerkface October 13th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Swisher missed a huge hanger there, Yankees offense so sad

  663. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Hanging breaking ball right there..

  664. Madrugador October 13th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Painful

  665. sunny615 October 13th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    And now the next two worst hitters are up. Joy.

  666. deleonj October 13th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    can’t defend arod this time. that was a really bad at bat

  667. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    i cannot believe there is a chance we dont get those runners in…

  668. PRicanYankees42 October 13th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    0-2 on swish. (/.\) cant look

  669. BobbyJones October 13th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    JESUS CHRIST

  670. user13 October 13th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Why is Arods bat speed so slow?…. Its like hes sick or something I don’t get it

  671. theREALkevin October 13th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    LETS GO SWISH

  672. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    LET IT HIT YOU!

  673. PRicanYankees42 October 13th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Guys I wont look. Tell.me.what happens (/.\)

  674. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    This really stinks. Swisher and Arod back to back is insane.

  675. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Take the HBP Swish!

  676. yankeenate October 13th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    why in the world does swisher not let that ball hit him?????? get on base any way you can

  677. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    that was close..

  678. jacksquat October 13th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    I take a sac fly at this point.

  679. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Hey, if Swish takes a walk, this could be a good thing. Or a it of course.

  680. BobbyJones October 13th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    how do u manage to put Arod swisher and granderson together

  681. Wang IS Taiwan October 13th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Good, Swish doesn’t kills us there.

  682. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    nkeenate October 13th, 2012 at 9:57 pm
    why in the world does swisher not let that ball hit him?????? get on base any way you can
    ____
    we can only hope..

  683. Hassey October 13th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Hr k or popup

  684. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Atta boy, Nicky.

  685. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    at least he walked….
    time for KKKKKKurtis

  686. Jerkface October 13th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    @Buster_ESPN
    As of this moment, the quartet of Cano, Swisher, A-Rod and Granderson are 9-for-85 in the postseason.

    Way to not make an out, Swish. Luckily Granderson isn’t a DP candidate so we may still get a run or atleast another shot with 2 outs!

  687. blake October 13th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Thank goodness he couldn’t throw a strike….lets gonGrandy

  688. Nick in SF October 13th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Swisher fails to fail.

    Double negative = positive.

    Nice job.

  689. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    At least Swisher walked. Now here comes the K-man. Make contact Granderson…

  690. JobaTipsHisCap October 13th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Ok, grandy
    Lol

  691. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    It’s yours, Grandy

  692. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    hey granderson is dangerous…and arod has to go back to the bench…

  693. syd_cash October 13th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    wow that’s a ball!!!

  694. jacksquat October 13th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Not a strike.

  695. BobbyJones October 13th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    K

  696. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    I’d take a fly out, thought I’d prefer a yarder or something similar.

  697. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    and back to swinging at everything

  698. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    yankeenate says:
    October 13, 2012 at 9:56 pm
    Pitchers have an uncanny way of knowing how to make good pitches to Arod

    Arod beats himself.

  699. Wang IS Taiwan October 13th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    BobbyJones October 13th, 2012 at 9:58 pm
    how do u manage to put Arod swisher and granderson together

    ~~~~~~~~~~

    I think most of us have been thinking that since the lineup was posted.

  700. yankeenate October 13th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Not sure why I’m just catching this, but what is the reasoning having Arod, then Swisher, and then Granderson hitting behind one another?

  701. PRicanYankees42 October 13th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Everytime.i.look, theyre on an 0-2 hole!

  702. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Shorten up dude

  703. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    yikes…just yikes..

  704. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    this is unbelievable

  705. LGY October 13th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Granderson blows. Dickerson needed to be on the roster.

  706. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    :(

    Oh my Lord.

  707. blake October 13th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    This is absolutely pathetic

  708. user13 October 13th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    WOWWW 3 pitches reallyyyyyyy

  709. MG October 13th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    I’ll be watching the Giants-49ers game tomorrow, I just can’t take this anymore

  710. Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Look at this effing loser Granderson. What a loser. Piece of crap.

    Swisher took a walk….. for the strikeout king.

    Losers.

  711. BobbyJones October 13th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    GOOD GAME

  712. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    they really might not score…

  713. Jerkface October 13th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    For being such a scary, pitcher intimidating batter, pitchers sure have struck curtis out on 3 pitches a lot this postseason

  714. jacksquat October 13th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    *facepalm*

  715. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Ugh it’s effin Fister for crissakes.

  716. slim October 13th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Must immediately replace these clowns for defense next inning
    This is ridiculous

  717. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    at least martin has a chance….

  718. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    I really don’t think you can get worse than this. Granderson is dreadful in those spots because he doesn’t make contact.

  719. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    We have a shot with Russ…

  720. syd_cash October 13th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    the black hole!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A-rod, Swish and Granderson….you CANNOT have them batting back to back to back it is a real rally killer

  721. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    lot of hanging curve balls…

  722. blake October 13th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    They have had so many chances tonight….so many….all Alex or Grandy have to do is make contact and they can’t

  723. Jerkface October 13th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    2011 ALDS Game 5 over and over again. Bases loaded multiple times, no runs, can’t hit with a runner on to save their life.

  724. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Remember guys we have enough hitting

  725. JM October 13th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    I thought Curtis had turned a corner yesterday. It appears I was wrong

  726. BobbyJones October 13th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    sigh

  727. ricardo1020 October 13th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Have to pray for a couple of wild pitches.

  728. PRicanYankees42 October 13th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    This…. Is…. UNREAL!

  729. LGY October 13th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Can’t believe I’m actually happy I can’t watch the game tomorrow. This offense is torture.

  730. yankeenate October 13th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    I’m more amazed than ever this team made it past the O’s

  731. PRicanYankees42 October 13th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Can you guys score…. Please!

  732. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    “how many pitchers have wiggled out of three bases loaded jams”

    Answer:
    A lot of pitchers who faced the yankees in 2012

  733. blake October 13th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Gardner can put the bat on the ball

  734. sunny615 October 13th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    This team rocks.

  735. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Give me Dickerson!!

  736. slim October 13th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Kevin Long should be fired

  737. JobaTipsHisCap October 13th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Offense continues to suck.
    They won’t win this series. At most they win 2 games.

    Bunch of overpaid morons.

  738. Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    if Cashman has half a brain at least swisher and granderson will be gone

  739. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    this is beyond pathetic now…

  740. willwill October 13th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    overpaid scrubs

  741. syd_cash October 13th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    i mean you had two guys come up with no outs and one out with a runner at third……CONTACT with have tied the game…..they didn’t even need to have hits…..just CONTACT and they couldn’t do that. Beyond pathetic

  742. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Unbelievable. Unimaginable. So so sad.

  743. yankeenate October 13th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Gone are the days you anticipated the big innings. Now we have the potential for big innings only to have this happen.

  744. Bronx Jeers October 13th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Eff this

  745. Jerkface October 13th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Doug ‘Justin Verlander’ Fister clearly untouchable

  746. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Hero swings. SMH.

  747. LGY October 13th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    That was pathetic.

  748. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    and dont tell me gardner cant start because he hasnt had the ABs.
    How could be possibly be worse than Granderson and Swisher?

  749. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    There are no words for how bad this offense is. It’s really just beyond words how none of these guys can make contact and hit a fly ball. Just a joke. They have no chance in this series with this offense.

  750. Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    This heartless, soulless team.

    I feel bad for CC, Andy, Jeter, Ibanez and a couple others. They’re surrounded by guys who dont care.

  751. charlestonchew October 13th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    This is unbelievable.

    Kevin Long, your time is up.

  752. Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Tigers in 5. and im not even sure about the one.

  753. Nick in SF October 13th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    I guess the surprising thing is that I still feel surprised.

    Sigh.

    Shut ‘em down and get back to it.

  754. JM October 13th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Same old story with this team. Beyond frustrating

  755. Dill Pickler October 13th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    What a bunch of bums. Boo them out of the park. Back up the truck and replace these pathetic choking bozos. Can Nix play the outfield? You’ve got to get these chokers out of the lineup. Granderson is a brain-dead windmill. Swisher and ARod are serial chokers. Just beyond pathetic.

  756. Madrugador October 13th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Struck out the side!!!!!!!!
    Pathetic
    They couldn’t even put the bat on the ball. Not even touch it.
    Are these guys major league baseball players?

  757. blake October 13th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    2nd and 3 rd no outs and nothing…..I’ve never seen an offense this bad with RISP…..they get a lot of people on base but all it does is add to the death toll of runners

  758. user13 October 13th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    They are no match for the tigers playing like this

  759. yankeenate October 13th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    You know things are bad when trisha starts downing you

  760. RYUKINGDOM October 13th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    I’ve had enough….enough. I want Nunez and Gardner in this lineup. You can send ARod packing for all I care and take this s_itiy grin boy with him.

  761. sunny615 October 13th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    The most pathetic display ever. They should be embarrassed.

  762. willwill October 13th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    But gardner would be worse?

  763. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Give me one hitter for average. Just one…

  764. I Am Winning October 13th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Absolutely nothing has changed from the regular season to the postseason. Aside from Tex now hitting the only other changes are negatives.

  765. moctezuma October 13th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    No contact as usual. Since they can’t swing for contact, can’t the fast ones at least bunt?

  766. Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 10:02 pm
    Unbelievable

    ——-
    it’s really not unbelievable having watched this team the last 2 years.

  767. Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Now do you people understand when I say that children starving all across the world deserve life more than a guy like Swisher or Granderson?

  768. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Swish should be gone
    Granderson should be traded
    Alex should be offered to the Marlins and just pay something like 75% of his contract to get him off the team.

  769. REZ12 October 13th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    I love Andy, but this was a small time performance by him. He cannot give up those 2 runs there with how bad the offense is struggling

  770. Wang IS Taiwan October 13th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Can we just have the lose the bottom half of the lineup and let the top half bat twice, please?

  771. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    I really can’t believe that Chavez didn’t bat for Arod or Swisher. Everyone knew that they weren’t going to do anthing. Really bad job by Girardi.

  772. user13 October 13th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    and dont tell me gardner cant start because he hasnt had the ABs.
    How could be possibly be worse than Granderson and Swisher?

    ———–
    Exactly!!!

  773. PRicanYankees42 October 13th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    O’s vs Tigers would have been a better series… I dont recognize this people wearing Yankees uniforms… I can.barely watch…

  774. I Am Winning October 13th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    It’s just unbelievable. The Yankees get so many men on base game after game and struggle so mightily getting the runs in.

  775. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Every guy on that team cares, Boss Tony. It is ludicrous for you to even suggest otherwise. Don’t equate inability to put the bat on the ball with not caring. You do know better than that.

  776. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    That was the most embarrassing offensive performance by this team I’ve ever seen.

    If that isn’t enough to shake this teams roster to the core then what is?

    Barely a strike there to hit, and they flail away.

  777. MG October 13th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    for even the most diehard, supportive Yankees fan this is way too much.

    Arod looked like a minor league player in that AB.

    Granderson looked like a little leaguer, even worse than Arod (if that is possible)

    Fister threw good pitches to get Martin, he didn’t really have to do that with the other guys.

    You can’t win championships with guys who don’t put the ball in play

  778. RYUKINGDOM October 13th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    You are right…Long is long gone. He gets credit for Granderson’s new swing…

  779. charlestonchew October 13th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    I think it’s time to put Gardner back in the lineup. It may sound crazy, but I think we need him in the game. Put him in Swisher’s spot, at least then you’ve got an amazingly speedy outfield. Perhaps the best in baseball defensively.

    Ichiro LF, Grand CF, Gardner LF

  780. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    I would phantom DL Granderson or Swish. It takes them out of the World Series too and try Dickerson. I know Dickerson isn’t the Messiah but at least it’s something new.

    Nice roster construction Cashman.

  781. J2L October 13th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Eventually they will score … … Hopefully tonight )¢€£§@;)&@?;-%€<^£~|

  782. Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Torii Hunter in right next year. PLEASE. and i’ll take my chances with Ichiro’s carcass in center

  783. JobaTipsHisCap October 13th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Don’t worry too much, and don’t be nervous.
    This is not a team can win WS.

    I thought they wouldn’t be able to get out of the first round, they already overachieved.

  784. yankeenate October 13th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    I can’t take any more of this tonight. I’m out. Gotta check without watching. This team is too infuriating. Imagine if you were the manager?

  785. BA October 13th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    SSDD

  786. Dill Pickler October 13th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    The big $200 million lineup. The lineup where leadoff doubles go to die. Look up the word choke and you see Cano, Arod, Granderson and Swisher fighting to see whose picture will be there. What a bunch of pathetic gutless brain-dead chokers.

    Whose turn is it to be Cy Young today? Doug Fister?

  787. BobbyJones October 13th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Between Arod Swisher and Granderson, u have to sit 2 of them. this is just getting pathetic and sad

  788. Hassey October 13th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Yankees are even making me hate Bruce

  789. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Too bad Nunez isn’t still on the roster. He always makes contact. But I guess Girardi is going to lose with the manager’s pets.

  790. REZ12 October 13th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    And A-Rod’s time in the lineup is now done. He had his chance tonight and he completely tanked. Chavez at 3rd from now on

  791. syd_cash October 13th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 10:02 pm
    This heartless, soulless team.

    I feel bad for CC, Andy, Jeter, Ibanez and a couple others. They’re surrounded by guys who dont care.
    ___________________________

    mmhmmm I agree. These guys are pathetic.

  792. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Up to this point, Arod/Swisher/Granderson is just a really bad combination going back to back to back. Not the crew you want up when you have men on base.

  793. Nick in SF October 13th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    I really hope Kuroda is in a sensory deprivation tank someplace far away from the Bronx.

  794. igotid88 October 13th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Alex realy needed that ball to find a hole in the first inning

  795. JM October 13th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    I’d rather see Dickerson and Nix in there. At least they might have made contact.

  796. jmirjmir October 13th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    A Rod is a weak human being.

    It has to be said. He is a mental cripple.

    It’s disgusting.

  797. ricardo1020 October 13th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Swisher, Arod and Grandy need to be Gillooly’d before tomorrow’s game!

  798. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Ichiro LF, Grand CF, Gardner LF

    ____

    Need offense not defense.

    go: Ibanez LF, Gardner CF, Ichiro RF

  799. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Normally I think boo’ing is really dumb and pointless but I hope that these guys hear it loudly and clearly. Those were honestly 2 of the worst at bats by A-Rod and Granderson that I’ve seen in a long time. They looked defeated before they ever got up there.

  800. sunny615 October 13th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Sucks ass. Arod and Granderson.

  801. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    I love Andy, but this was a small time performance by him. He cannot give up those 2 runs there with how bad the offense is struggling

    ——————————-

    in a minute 7 innings and 2 runs. Yea really small you idiot

  802. JorgesArm October 13th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    I’m done….can’t stand watching this pathetic bunch of losers (except for Jeter and Pettitte) squander opportunities. I have been watching the Yankees since 1973 and have so much enjoyed this team. However, why should I watch if it does not bring me joy anymore. Time to catch up with Dexter and watch some real entertainment.

  803. Poetkiosk October 13th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    We have no shot of winning and jesus do you even want to root for player like arid granderson and swisher

  804. vtyankee October 13th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    We need to take up a collection to sterilize A-Rod so his progeny can never pollute human kind again.

  805. syd_cash October 13th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    no good job for Fister…..anyone can get about 6 of the nine guys in the line up out….hell I could.

  806. BobbyJones October 13th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    seeing Fister celebrating like he did something just makes me more mad… anyone with a arm could have done that

  807. Jeff in Canada October 13th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Everyone seems to be overestimating the Yankees ability to hit good pitching, and underestimating Detroits ability to know how to pitch to this offense. It’s not rocket science.

    This is why the Yankees win late if they win at all.

    Thank God Pettitte showed up.

  808. Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    If Cashman re-signs Swisher, Ill refuse to watch this team next year.

  809. Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    2 runs down in the 7th. GAME OVER.

  810. willwill October 13th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Granderson needs to be gone, arod needs to be gone and swisher already is. This needs to change.

  811. blake October 13th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Andy would be pitching great if this offense could score at all…..as it stands he hasn’t been perfect so it’s not good enough

  812. Tar October 13th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    “I love Andy, but this was a small time performance by him. He cannot give up those 2 runs there with how bad the offense is struggling”

    I hope you are kidding.

  813. lil m October 13th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Offense as dreadful as ever :( they won the ALDS in spite of it. Unfortunately they’re not playing the Orioles any more. Of course they still have time to come through, but right now that RISP thing is killing them. Andy’s pitching his heart out and should be trying to hold a 4-2 or 5-2 lead right now.

  814. Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 10:06 pm
    If Cashman re-signs Swisher, Ill refuse to watch this team next year.
    ——

    and if the pick up Granderson’s option.

  815. syd_cash October 13th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    poor Yankees pitchers…..i mean in order to win they gotta pitch a perfect game. Watching this games is ridiculous cause I know the moment that a Yankee pitcher gives up a run the game is over.

  816. PRicanYankees42 October 13th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    But all.I wanted was a sac fly ( ._.)

  817. Jeremy October 13th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    When will girardi get a clue and get bums like Granderson and A-rod out of the lineup ?
    They can’t hit a beach ball. I swear that this team has the most incompetent hitters in the game.

  818. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    High fiving Fister like he put down the 27 Yankees.

    He put down the 87 Yankees.

  819. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    The offense really should be embarrasssed. It’s not bad luck anymore. We see this every single post season with these guys.

  820. Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    hope Cashman is enjoying watching Austin Jackson PUTTING THE BALL IN PLAY

  821. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    One thing is for certain. This dog don’t hunt in a world series. Bats have to go as warm as they’ve been cold to even justify getting there.

  822. BA October 13th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    They should have left ARod off the roster instead of Nunez.

  823. JobaTipsHisCap October 13th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Kuroda needs to pitch perfect 9 innings, lol

  824. jmirjmir October 13th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Remarkable pitching my rear end.

    95% of the league could get A Rod and Granderson swinging in that spot.

  825. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    I’d rather have Cervelli hitting; let him play RF. Our mi or leaguers have better AB’s.

  826. JM October 13th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    How anyone could say Andy came up small tonight is beyond me….Are you actually watching the game?

  827. bruceb October 13th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Can I change my prediction to a 4-0 Tigers sweep please? How is it possible to fail time after time after time? You’d think by the law of averages someone would come through just once.

  828. Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    MG is 100% right. Alex’s AB was inexcusable. Granderson inexcusable. And Swisher too. Swisher took the walk so he could pass the baton. He knows he cant do anything positive, so he passed it to a worthless scumball like Granderson.

    No Trisha. Most of these guys dont care. Sad, but true.

  829. deleonj October 13th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    andy is pitching pretty good. the offense is just plain bad

  830. igotid88 October 13th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    The first pitch strike to A-Rod setup the the strike where swung and missed. Fister mde his pitch. If the ball had missed or hung he could have had a bat on the ball. Sometimes the pitfhers make their pitches.

  831. Gary October 13th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Call it ESP but I knew they weren’t going to score. ARod, Swisher, Granderson, Martin could not have been a worst set of hitters coming up

  832. MG October 13th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    if they get shutout tonight I won’t be watching the game tomorrow, maybe that will change their luck and help my digestive system

  833. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    He put down the 87 Yankees.

    —————————

    I would rather have Mattingly,Winfield and Randolph batting right now over anyone now except for Jeter

  834. Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    I bet Chris Stewart coulda done better. play him.

  835. blake October 13th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    I really thought Granderson had found something last night….he’s back to looking like a robot who swings the same no matter where the ball is tonight

  836. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Lol the only way Andy Ouldr help us more is to hit for us. He’d have better approach.

  837. syd_cash October 13th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    JobaTipsHisCap October 13th, 2012 at 10:08 pm
    Kuroda needs to pitch perfect 9 innings, lol

    ____________

    if he wants the W, he’d better…..

  838. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    fem-

    Cervelli at least provides some spunk. I’d love to see him breaking spring training with the team next year. Give me a guy who actually approaches an at bat with some vigor. I swear you could see defeat in A-Rod’s and Granderson’s eyes before they came up.

  839. Cashmoney October 13th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    commence drinking…

  840. jmirjmir October 13th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    And to think, up until then I was infuriated about the blown call at first and the lousy ridiculous excuses these a-holes in the booth were making for a major league umpire blowing that call.

    Somehow, A Rod always manages to suck worse than anything else that has ever happened in the entire universe.

  841. Jeremy October 13th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    I can’t stand look at A-rod’s face and Granderson’s and Martin’s and Swisher. Will Cashman grow a pair and get rid of these losers. I’m tired of seeing this re-run every postseason.

  842. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    The first pitch strike to A-Rod setup the the strike where swung and missed. Fister mde his pitch. If the ball had missed or hung he could have had a bat on the ball. Sometimes the pitfhers make their pitches.

    ————————–

    Just about any pitcher can get Arod out now

  843. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Too bad we can’t get Nix in the lineup. Cashman needs to get more contact hitters. Too many homerun or strike out guys. This bunch is putrid at situational hitting and hitting the ball where it’s pitched.

  844. jacksquat October 13th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Good job Andy.

  845. deleonj October 13th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    they need a good psychiatrist to talk to these hitters and then kevin long needs to spend some time working on their swings.

  846. Hassey October 13th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    He may never win another playoff game

  847. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    great job by pettitte!

  848. LGY October 13th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    The starting pitching for the Yankees so far this postseason has been incredible.

  849. coney1 October 13th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Wonder if the giants would consider a Granderson for Lincecum trade? One headache for another

  850. blake October 13th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Another good performance from Andy had it been for a team that could hit

  851. lil m October 13th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Well put Trisha – they’re killing every rally. It’s the same problem they’ve had all year. When a third of your lineup is incapable of driving in runs, even small leads become virtually insurmountable.

  852. BobbyJones October 13th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Like i said Between Arod Swisher and Granderson, u need to sit at least 2 of them if u want a chance to win this series…

  853. Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Trisha, after Game 4 of the Reds series, Brandon Phillips said “it’s just a game. It doesnt matter if we win or lose Game 5. It’s just a game.”

    Thats the way most of these guys feel. It’s a shame that guys like Jeter, Ibanez, Andy, Soriano, Drob, and others have to share the same space with these pieces of trash.

  854. blake October 13th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Pitching holds the keys to the kingdom…..which kingdom Im not sure

  855. moctezuma October 13th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Should have put Gardner in for arod.

  856. LGY October 13th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    If the offense wasn’t a total sh*tshow the Yankees would have swept the O’s and be winning this game.

    They honestly have no business losing with this kind of pitching.

  857. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    “No Trisha. Most of these guys dont care. Sad, but true.”

    Right because they don’t even want to be in the postseason wearing the pinstripes. They’d much rather the team didn’t even make it so they could be home playing golf. They secretly wish they were the Sux. That’s why they scrapped all season and worked their butts off with a lot of adversity at their backs. Because they don’t care.

    Right.

  858. Poetkiosk October 13th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    literally we could all stand and strike out

  859. bruceb October 13th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    they need a good psychiatrist to talk to these hitters and then kevin long needs to spend some time working on their swings.

    Kevin Long needs to spend some time on the unemployment line.

  860. PRicanYankees42 October 13th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Andy pitching small??? ANY STARTING PICHER THAT GIVES 2 RUNS OR LESS SHOULDDDD BE ABLE TO WIN A.BALLGAME! EVEN IF THEYRE PITCHING FOR THE ASTROS!!!!

  861. jmirjmir October 13th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Seriously, can we bench A Rod for the rest of this series, explain to him that he will never again wear pinstripes in his life, and see if that will convince him to take a generous buyout?

  862. Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    I can live with Martin but Granderson, Swisher need to go. Be nice if we can get some of Boston’s luck and get rid of the albatross manning 3rd. or just buy him out.

  863. syd_cash October 13th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    LGY

    I am genuinely shocked at how amazing they have been!!!! It is ridiculous that it has gone unrewarded

  864. jacksquat October 13th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Lowe, what?

  865. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Really does make you wonder if Kevin Long will be held accountable.

    Someone is taking the fall, and beyond not resigning Swisher, who else?

  866. Gary October 13th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    I’m no defender of Cash, but I can’t imagine him not sitting there and not being pis#ed. I’d have to imagine Giradi has his guts churning also.

  867. Jerkface October 13th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    hahaha derek lowe vs miguel cabrera, this is going to be an out but only because of you cannot predict baseball crap

  868. Jeremy October 13th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    igotid88

    Will you just stop with the excuses and call a spade a spade. A-rod is old and he stinks. Granderson is not a good hitter as well as Martin and Swisher. It’s about time people start admitting what is so obvious.

  869. Joe D October 13th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    This is our team until Arod is gone. Thanks Hank.
    Swish will not be resigned.

  870. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    It’s not Andy’s fault. If the clown in RF actually catches that ball it’s 1 run through 7 innings. Can”t ask for more from Pettitte. Too bad the offense hits like a single A team.

  871. Tar October 13th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    “I guess the surprising thing is that I still feel surprised.”

    I am actually shocked that I believe they can still win this game.

    Oy vey Lowe vs Cabrera.

  872. nhyankeefan October 13th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Arod should not get another AB this series but he is not the only one. Grandy is awful as well.

    Nice job by ANdy tonite.

    Just a constant struggle scoring every night…Joe has got to split up arod swish and grandy.

  873. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Good job, Andy!

    Derek Lowe?

  874. BobbyJones October 13th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    I dont understand why Joe is so stubborn, Just freaking put in Gardner. Better defense/ cant get worst on offense.

  875. Dill Pickler October 13th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    “Can I change my prediction to a 4-0 Tigers sweep please? How is it possible to fail time after time after time? You’d think by the law of averages someone would come through just once.”

    You have to put the ball in play for the law of averages to come into play. All you have to do with Granderson and Arod is throw a breaking pitch three feet in front of the plate and let them do the rest. Human windmills. These clowns need to be yanked out of the game right now. Put someone in who at least has a chance to put the ball in play. I don’t care how many AB’s Gardner has, he can’t do any worse than Granderson. Unbelievably pathetic.

  876. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Great job by andy really great….Someone needs to call this offense after this game. Sadly as bad as the offense was against the o’s…the performance tonight is really really bad….Not cap tipping tonight..but I’m sure that is what will happen

  877. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    HA HA HA! Sit down hero.

  878. jacksquat October 13th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    jacksquat October 13th, 2012 at 10:13 pm
    Lowe, what?

    Wow!

  879. blake October 13th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Jerkface says:
    October 13, 2012 at 10:13 pm
    hahaha derek lowe vs miguel cabrera, this is going to be an out but only because of you cannot predict baseball crap

    On 3 pitches nontheless

  880. Against All Odds October 13th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Fans want a number which is understandable but who replaces them. It’s not like we have four or five players on the farm ready to take over.

  881. Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Miggy looks like he was batting for the Yanks just then.

  882. ricardo1020 October 13th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Can we send Arod, Swisher, Grandy, Kevin Long and Cashman to the A’s for Billy Beane? What could he do with $200 million?

  883. Bronx Jeers October 13th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Andy’s not very happy.

  884. MG October 13th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Lowe has really thrown the ball well the last few weeks, he just dominated Cabrera there with the sinker inside

    The Yankees scouting report obviously shows you have to crowd Cabrera, they haven’t thrown him a pitch away all night

  885. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    The only changes in the off season will be swish goes bye bye and is replaced by Ichiro and Kevin Long gets fired. Thats it

  886. slim October 13th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    Why can’t we use the bench instead of just letting swisher, Grandy and arod make critical out after critical out
    If Gardner can’t swing a bat why is he on the roster, if he can why is he not in the game
    He is their best defensive of and even bunting could do more than swish or granderson

  887. Tar October 13th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    on 3 pitches no less. That’s a sign!!

    I believe!!!! we can do it. Lets go Yankees

  888. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    “Oy vey Lowe vs Cabrera.”

    No, Cabrera is the one who said oy vey that time Tar!

    :D

  889. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Andrew Marchand?@AndrewMarchand

    Girardi has been against starting Gardner becuz of 3 ABs, but I think you have to consider it. Improve defense at best, can’t hit worse

    ____________

    Agreed.
    Sit Granderson and Swish and Arod.
    Play Ibanez, Gardner and Nix.
    At worst, we have the most homeruns on the bench of any postseason team.

  890. Cashmoney October 13th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    if you have blood course through your vein and is a Yankee fan, how can you not be upset at this pathetic offense.

  891. Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    all the playoff years we could have used pitching like this and it’s wasted on this team.

  892. nhyankeefan October 13th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Cash will tell us again the palyoffs are a small sample size and you cant make decisions based on them. BS – this roster is not clutch.

  893. Jeff in Canada October 13th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Most people on this thread tonight are a bunch of whiney b#tch*s. It’s two farking runs, and newsflash: the Tigers are a good team.

    I think the Yanks can win this game. They may not deserve to, but they can.

  894. moctezuma October 13th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Alright. Get contact hitters in now, Girardi. Even though they’ve been choking, they have a chance to win. Lucky MFers

  895. blake October 13th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    I can handle bad pitching a lot better than bad hitting…..I guess it’s just what I’ve been used to but I can’t stomach watching a team that can’t score

  896. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    anyone miss me?

  897. Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    im only watching because i want to see what new ways this team will find to fail offensively.

  898. CB October 13th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    The truly damning part of Alex’s at bat – what really defines where he is right now – was that second strike fastball.

    That was unbelievable. To swing through that pitch. That should have been deposited over the wall. But at minimum that’s a pitch that should have been readily driven to the out field driving in a run.

    Instead he just swung through it harmlessly.

    And Granderson may be even more frustrating right now. With Alex-he simply has no bat speed right now.

    Granderson is one of the few players on the team that have bat speed. But he simply doesn’t take advantage of it. He’s stopped allowing the ball to travel deep in the zone. Instead he lunges at the ball and commits very early for no good reason.

  899. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    this roster is not clutch

    ———————-

    Clutch doesn’t exist they just aren’t good hitters

  900. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Lowe has been really good lately. I definitely wanted him on the postseason roster. He can give you everything plus long innings. We’re lucky we have him.

  901. EliasInNH October 13th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Did anyone complain when we resigned A-Rod in 2007? Because I know its easy to say now that he sucks and should be released. But were any of us upset when he opted out and then Hank resigned him?

  902. Jerkface October 13th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    if the Yankees had anything approaching a league average offense they would be undefeated in the postseason. The pitching has been so good, but when the offense is literally the worst you have to hope for impossibly good pitching to have a chance. The Yankees are even almost doing impossibly good pitching! Like what a 2 ERA over these 6 games? Thats insanely good. The only way they could do better is pitching shut out after shut out which is so highly unlikely as to be absurd.

    But their offense is scoring like 3 runs per game. That is crazy bad. If you remove their 1 big inning in Game 1 of the ALDS its like 1.7 runs per game.

  903. jackamir October 13th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    9 more outs, 2 runs to tie, it can be done… Lets pick it up Yankee fans…..

  904. Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Wanting to win and caring to win are 2 different things, Trisha.

    Of course guys want to win. Everyone wants the glory. Caring about winning is different.

  905. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    bringing luck to the Keys

  906. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    I am on the harder train as well…Can it really be any worse..at least he will put bat on ball….Gardner in center, ibanez in right, ichiro in left…..chavez at third….not sure who dhs…Nix????

  907. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Why is Gardner on the roster if he isn’t allowed to bat? It really doesn’t make any sense. If Girardi is going to use the he only has 3 at bats crap then Dickerson should be on the roster playing RF tonight. You ca’;t go to 12 pitchers and have one bench player that you won’t use.

  908. tucker October 13th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    D Lowe may not have the same stuff that he had a decade ago, but he has guts.

  909. moctezuma October 13th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Andy not happy and Miggy a Yankee at heart. Lol

  910. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    trisha…here we go…

  911. Against All Odds October 13th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Number.of players*

  912. blake October 13th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    “The truly damning part of Alex’s at bat – what really defines where he is right now – was that second strike fastball.”

    Yup…. He’s gotten so many pitches to hit in these playoffs and he just can’t get to them….it’s tough to watch

  913. Gary October 13th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Jeff, is there a different game on in Canada? You can’t be watching this one

  914. lil m October 13th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Got to hope that the bullpen can hold the Detroit down and the rest of the lineup can get on base and score before the next A-rod/Swish/Grandy at-bat. Sad that it’s come to that.

  915. RYUKINGDOM October 13th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Oh Canada you got to be kidding right. My 57 years watching Yankee baseball I can’t believe so many chokers with so many dollars…

  916. Bronx Jeers October 13th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Remember whenK Long was some sort of genius for fixing Granderson? I swear I’ve never felt less confident with a 40 HR guy than I do with Curtis.

  917. Dill Pickler October 13th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    “Clutch doesn’t exist they just aren’t good hitters”

    spoken like someone who has never played the game.

    Clutch exists, and lack of clutch exists.

  918. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    “Most people on this thread tonight are a bunch of whiney b#tch*s. It’s two farking runs, and newsflash: the Tigers are a good team.

    I think the Yanks can win this game. They may not deserve to, but they can.”

    :)

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

    No cap tipping to Fister. He was emininetly hittable, despite the fact that we have nothing to show for it.

  919. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Most people on this thread tonight are a bunch of whiney b#tch*s. It’s two farking runs, and newsflash: the Tigers are a good team.

    ——————————-

    Yea Doug Fister had “great” stuff tonight. What game are you watching

  920. syd_cash October 13th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Kevin Long has to go too…..i’m not sure whether its really his fault or not, but i mean is he even talking to these guys!! Cause they are terrible and he’s the hitting coach so he has to take some of the blame.

  921. jmirjmir October 13th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Stop claiming the play where Cano was called out was a great offensive play. Dude was safe and the ump is only saved from being the most pathetic guy on the field by our potent threesome of scrubbery.

  922. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    I bet Ramon Flores would have driven in two runs.

  923. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    ok time to do damage here…

  924. Joe D October 13th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    No way I was in favor of it. 10 year contracts are never good. Same thing will be happening in 3-5 years (maybe sooner) with Pujols.

  925. Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    EliasInNH October 13th, 2012 at 10:16 pm
    Did anyone complain when we resigned A-Rod in 2007? Because I know its easy to say now that he sucks and should be released. But were any of us upset when he opted out and then Hank resigned him?

    ——

    the fact that they gave a 32 yr old a 10 year deal and no financial penalty whatsoever for what he cost them by opting out and losing the money that texas was paying. and hank’s hypocrisy. I was steamed about that.

  926. Jerkface October 13th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Clutch exists, and lack of clutch exists.

    Clutch events exist, clutch players do not.

  927. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    hey its 2-0…a bloop and blast..

  928. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Go Jeet.

  929. Nick in SF October 13th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    I agree the Yanks can win this game — of course they can — but it’s nonetheless been very frustrating so far.

    People need to vent.

    This is good venting music if you like the sound of suffocation and frustration:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rwpllGfj9w

  930. syd_cash October 13th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Doug Fister….I mean Cy Young to the Yankees

  931. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    spoken like someone who has never played the game.

    Clutch exists, and lack of clutch exists.

    ———————

    Wrong moron. Clutch hits exist but no such thing as clutch hitters. If clutch hitters existed then there wouldn’t be such wild variations from year to year

  932. Jerkface October 13th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    But were any of us upset when he opted out and then Hank resigned him?

    Yes the contract was a huge, terrible overpay for a guy that had no where to go.

  933. willwill October 13th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    MaYBE girardi needs to get thrown out to fire them up.. i know dont laugh… but maybe

  934. CB October 13th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    “He’s gotten so many pitches to hit in these playoffs and he just can’t get to them….it’s tough to watch”

    It’s just so sad. He has had so many pitches to hit. The kind of pitch that in the past – just seeing it come out of the pitcher’s hand you could see it was a mistake and that Alex was about to drive it 425 ft with that ridiculous back spin he could once put on the ball.

    But that feels like a very long time ago.

  935. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Are the Yanks even going to show a fight in this game? If not it will be sad to watch.

  936. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    yes…Kevin long..good bye….I mean really..what can you say

  937. Jeff in Canada October 13th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Gary – did you watch the ALDS in the US? How about the regular season? What the fark did everyone expect?!

  938. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    OMG.

  939. BobbyJones October 13th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Sandchez would do the same thing to the yankees tomorrow book it

  940. Gary October 13th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Hmmmm 4 of the last 5 K’s

  941. Bret The Hitman October 13th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    test

  942. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Phil Coke has not been pushing himself away from the dinner table.

  943. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    the ball was 6″ outside

  944. Madrugador October 13th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Can’t win if they are going to swing like that.

  945. theREALkevin October 13th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Granderson, Swisher & A-Rod should all be on the bench. Put in anyone else

  946. Dill Pickler October 13th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Of course clutch players exist. Do they always succeed? No, but they have the ability to perform in clutch situations. They have the ability to slow the game down in high-pressure situations. Then there are players like ARod and Swisher and Granderson and Cano, who obviously don’t.

  947. UnKnown October 13th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    I thought the pitching was the key to the kingdom?

    Seems to me you still have to score. SHOCKING

  948. blake October 13th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    “Clutch events exist, clutch players do not.

    I don’t think players get better in pressure situations…..but a lot of players get a lot worse in pressure situations

  949. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Getting shut out by this loser is really pathetic

  950. tucker October 13th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    The Tigers annoy me the way the Angels did 7-10 years ago.

  951. EliasInNH October 13th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Come on Yanks!

  952. blake October 13th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Hit a homer Cano

  953. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Hope it’s Coke.

  954. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    and in fairness..cano has a had a rough post season..he has to pick it up

  955. Hassey October 13th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    DP coming

  956. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Coke to Cano – me likey.

  957. lil m October 13th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Jerkface – that puts it into perspective – wow.

  958. J2L October 13th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Need to launch one or else…

  959. Bronx Jeers October 13th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Oh good Coke.

    There’s hope.

  960. UnKnown October 13th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Still in this, just need a clutch AB or heaven forbid Two.

  961. Tar October 13th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Cano is going to drill Coke.

  962. EliasInNH October 13th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    “Fister did a tremendous job”. Give me a break. He pitched well enough to win, and was helped out by some egregious calls and good luck.”

  963. LGY October 13th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    1 measly run in the last two playoff starts Fister has made in this stadium.

  964. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    i started coming to this website about 2 months before arod’s opt-out and i was dead-set against resigning him and very vocal about it.

  965. Gary October 13th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Cano is overdue,

  966. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    This is Cano’s chance once again to do damage. They can’t win if he continues to struggle.

  967. willwill October 13th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    ahhh remember the final 4 games vs red sox in 04′, the 05′ ALDS, the 06′ ALDS, the 07′ ALDS, the 2010 ALCS, the 2011 ALDS

    this offense has been pathetic for a long time, they suck most of the time

  968. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    Hey baseball gods. This is the team that wormed its way past the Yankees with Kenny Rogers and his illegal pinetar. It’s time.

  969. 4time October 13th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    The Montero trade is manifesting itself here. We need someone young with superior bat speed and a good approach.

    Too many older players with long swings, susceptible to off-speed stuff, who press at the plate

  970. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 10:23 pm

    They have the ability to slow the game down in high-pressure situations. Then there are players like ARod and Swisher and Granderson and Cano, who obviously don’t.

    ——————————–

    Arod had plenty of “clutch” hits in the 2009 playoffs and the 2004 playoffs. Others not so much which is the point of clutch players being a myth

  971. tucker October 13th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    The Yanks really need this game.

  972. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    yeah..the yankees basically outbid themselves for arod…who was going to sign him for the salary he was demanding….

  973. Jeff in Canada October 13th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Fister is absolutely hittable tonight, but AP did a great job at keeping this offense to two runs. That’s all I’m saying. Everyone here knows the Yankees aren’t going to hit their way to the WS.

  974. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    The Tigers are the new Angels

  975. syd_cash October 13th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    more then not likely Cano will go up there thinking…..i can tie the ball game with a two run homer…and strike.

  976. deleonj October 13th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    they decided to sign him that year and are paying for it now. he’s getting older and combined with the weird injuries of the past few years, that is taking a toll on him. It also doesnt help that when he has hit the ball this postseason, luck has not being on his side, which had lead to all his past demons to get stronger and hunt him once more

    Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 10:18 pm
    EliasInNH October 13th, 2012 at 10:16 pm
    Did anyone complain when we resigned A-Rod in 2007? Because I know its easy to say now that he sucks and should be released. But were any of us upset when he opted out and then Hank resigned him?

    ——

    the fact that they gave a 32 yr old a 10 year deal and no financial penalty whatsoever for what he cost them by opting out and losing the money that texas was paying. and hank’s hypocrisy. I was steamed about that.

  977. BobbyJones October 13th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    we have about 6 players batting below .100

  978. UnKnown October 13th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    What really sucks is that I feel like we dominated this game.

    It would be crap to not cash this one in on the left side.

  979. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Angels will feel this pain with Pujols.

    Detroit should as well later with Prince.

    Just too many guaranteed years.

  980. Nick in SF October 13th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Things could be pointing in the right direction.

  981. Jeremy October 13th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Cashman should have been fired years ago. The most incompetent GM in the game. Failed to produce a grade A system, only has one world series under his resume (1998,1999,2000 don’t count because the core of the team was in place before he took charge), billions spent and little return on investment.

    Most of these players and Cashman would have been fired if they had a real job.

  982. blake October 13th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    “It’s just so sad. He has had so many pitches to hit. The kind of pitch that in the past – just seeing it come out of the pitcher’s hand you could see it was a mistake and that Alex was about to drive it 425 ft with that ridiculous back spin he could once put on the ball.”

    The ball he grounded out to SS on was up and out over the plate …..the ones Alex used to sky over the CF wall……

    He’s just so spread out and hunched over now I don’t think he can trigger his swing and I don’t think he can get any sort of torque and lift on his swing….his upper and lower body seem totally disjointed …..

  983. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    our we really still talking about montero??? really??? was his on base percentage above 300???

  984. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Fister..6 hits ..4 walks no runs ..

  985. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Coke is such garbage. Let’s go Cano!!!! Look for a pitch to drive.

  986. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Jeff I’m with you.

    *********’

    Let’s not get into the Montero trade again.

  987. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    prince is a bit younger than alex and albert were

  988. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 10:24 pm
    Angels will feel this pain with Pujols.

    Detroit should as well later with Prince.

    Just too many guaranteed years.
    ______
    Agree especially in the post steriod era

  989. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Can isn’t hitting this guy

  990. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    A lucky strike call

  991. Jerkface October 13th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Dear Baseball jesus,

    Please grant Cano the strength to do to coke what he always does to coke

  992. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    You know, the outside pitch is getting all the calls.

  993. Cashmoney October 13th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    the fact that they gave a 32 yr old a 10 year deal
    ——–
    that’s my one concern about Cano. aight he be 31.

  994. PRicanYankees42 October 13th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Is girardy praying? Lol

  995. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    A Coke and a bomb will make you feel good.

  996. jmirjmir October 13th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    This home plate ump is as bad as A Rod. Good Lord.

  997. blake October 13th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    If Cano doesn’t hit they don’t have much of a chance

  998. tucker October 13th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Coke is going to go with the high heat here

  999. Dill Pickler October 13th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    In 2009 and 2004 ARod had confidence. There is some evidence that that evidence came from the fact that he knew he had an advantage.

    Anyone who doesn’t think there are players who perform in the clutch never watched Michael Jordan, or the Yankees from 96-02. Clutch players don’t always get the results, but they don’t fill their pants with fear when the game is on the line. ARod knows he has no advantage now, and it’s clear he has no confidence.

  1000. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    “The Montero trade is manifesting itself here. We need someone young with superior bat speed and a good approach”
    ———————————-
    yeah, this offense is just dying for another guy with a sub .300 obp.

  1001. Jerkface October 13th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Coke is like pretty bad, this really should be advantage Yankees

  1002. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Cano swing at freaking strikes. He is just getting himelf out now.

  1003. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    agree cano has to pick it up

  1004. EliasInNH October 13th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Come on Robbie!

  1005. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Strike zone’s a joke.

  1006. theREALkevin October 13th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    How simple minded to think that Montero would have performed the exact same with the Yankees as he did with the Mariners

  1007. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Detroit must be the underdog since the unbiased TBS team is talking about nothing but what the Tiger pitchers have to do to win this game.

  1008. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    c’mon robbie!

  1009. Tar October 13th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    There was the patented Coke finger point

  1010. deleonj October 13th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Cano, swisher, granderson, alex, martin, chavez, all under .200
    this is just atrocious

    BobbyJones October 13th, 2012 at 10:24 pm
    we have about 6 players batting below .100

  1011. Cashmoney October 13th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    blake, good point about some guys gets tense under pressure. that happens in real life and in baseball. I play plenty players who does well when they are running good. but tilts and go broke when they are under duress. you can extrapolate that in baseball.

  1012. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Wait so Arod had confidence in those 2 years but in 2007 coming off a 50 plus home run year he didn’t? This is comical

  1013. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Coke hasnt’ thrown one strike yet

  1014. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    “How simple minded to think that Montero would have performed the exact same with the Yankees as he did with the Mariners”
    ————————

    this is so true. with less playing time and no real position it would have been hard for him to maintain even the measly average he did.

  1015. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Coke is going to make a mistake.

  1016. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    having a good at bat i guess

  1017. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    “How simple minded to think that Montero would have performed the exact same with the Yankees as he did with the Mariners”

    Since we don’t know one way or the other, best to keep it out of the game thread.

  1018. Jeremy October 13th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    I can’t even watch this offense anymore because all they do is fail.

  1019. Jerkface October 13th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    I take offense to anyone insinuating the Tigers are a good team. Ok maybe not, they are probably a good team, but they were the 7th best team by record in the AL, worse if you include the NL.

    They shouldn’t even be IN the playoffs. The Yankees should be able to beat them, swing the bats you jerks.

  1020. MG October 13th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    ugh

  1021. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Ugh

  1022. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    told you

  1023. Gary October 13th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Still overdue I guess

  1024. BobbyJones October 13th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    FAIL

  1025. JobaTipsHisCap October 13th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    At least he moves runner
    Still he sucks

  1026. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    I hate to say it but if the Yanks lose tonight they are probably done. Kuroda on short rest tomorrow and Verlander in game 3. You can’t win with this joke of an offense.

  1027. syd_cash October 13th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    great at bat there by Cano………….

  1028. EliasInNH October 13th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    is the last hit Cano got in the postseason the one from Game 1 in Baltimore?

  1029. deleonj October 13th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    the boos certanily dont help him. i have a feeling that the ball on the first inning or the ball he hit against the orioles that was robbed get through, we are talking about a different arod.

    oh, and cano is doing just as bad. or worse. he is in his ‘prime’ after all.
    – - – - – -
    Dill Pickler October 13th, 2012 at 10:26 pm
    In 2009 and 2004 ARod had confidence. There is some evidence that that evidence came from the fact that he knew he had an advantage.

    Anyone who doesn’t think there are players who perform in the clutch never watched Michael Jordan, or the Yankees from 96-02. Clutch players don’t always get the results, but they don’t fill their pants with fear when the game is on the line. ARod knows he has no advantage now, and it’s clear he has no confidence.

  1030. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    i mean what is there to say

  1031. Keith--PA....no longer FL October 13th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    This is just like the regular season with RISP but also worse b/c these pitchers are armed with scouting reports a mile long on each hitter….and the Yankee pitchers oblige by chasing…..I have never seen a team so inept at getting a run in from 3rd with less than 2 out…so tonight looks just like the regular season to me….

  1032. tucker October 13th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Wow, he needed a more competitive at bat then that.

  1033. Tar October 13th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Cano drilled it 2 whole feet

  1034. lil m October 13th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Cano :(

  1035. ricardo1020 October 13th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    At least he ran hard that time.

  1036. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    When you can’t hit Coke, you know you’re scuffling.

  1037. Dill Pickler October 13th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    “Wait so Arod had confidence in those 2 years but in 2007 coming off a 50 plus home run year he didn’t?”

    We’re talking about performing under post-season pressure. You want to find out what ARod’s problem was/is, ask a psychiatrist.

  1038. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    EliasInNH October 13th, 2012 at 10:31 pm
    is the last hit Cano got in the postseason the one from Game 1 in Baltimore?
    ______
    Game 2 in baltimore…i believe..the ichiro dance at home play

  1039. deleonj October 13th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    cano, alex, swisher, granderson, WELL OVER DUE!

  1040. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Teixy let’s do it.

  1041. JobaTipsHisCap October 13th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    If they lose tex here, they will walk Ibanz to pitch arod

  1042. deleonj October 13th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    lol yanks have no luck

  1043. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    leaving in a lefty to face tex just shows what opposing managers think of our ability to get hits.

    This offense is truly offensive

  1044. syd_cash October 13th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    oh look at that rally

  1045. Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Yay!!!

  1046. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    We are beyond unlucky. This feels like minor torture.

  1047. 4time October 13th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Coke is a good relief pitcher, not many people can hit him

  1048. BobbyJones October 13th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Guess what Arod Swisher and granderson is up Good game

  1049. RYUKINGDOM October 13th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Pepsi or Coke?

  1050. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    hey no worries in the 8th ibanez…followed by…wait for it..wait for it:
    A-rod
    Swisher
    Granderson

    go team!!

  1051. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Aaaarrrrrrggggghhhhh!!!!

  1052. moctezuma October 13th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    That have to play small ball to get to the WS

  1053. Jeremy October 13th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    People have to admit that A-rod has been a complete waste of money. He showed up in 2009 but he has done nothing else in the playoffs. Even though he was not the sole person responsible for 2004 the Yankees as a organization have been failing in the playoffs in a big way since 2004 when he arrived.

  1054. EliasInNH October 13th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Jeezum Crows. This offense. At least they’re hitting the ball. Maybe they are starting to come out of it and it will all start to turn around. Wishful thinking probably. So frustrating.

  1055. ricardo1020 October 13th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    These Cougar Town promos are more enjoyable to watch this Yankee “offense”.

  1056. 4time October 13th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    As someone earlier said, this goes back to Andy allowing those 2 runs. He cannot afford to do that in a game like this, he has to pitch to the scoreboard. There is a reason he is going to be 0-2 this postseason and it ain’t all bad luck.

  1057. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Some guys are definitely due. And the fact that they still believe they can win is huge, because it gives them the ability to get runs late. Imagine if they looked at their situations and bought into them.

  1058. sunny615 October 13th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Even more crappy offense. When will it end??

  1059. Bronx Jeers October 13th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Haven’t seen a run in a long time
    See this offense they have can make a good fan, bad.

  1060. Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    We are beyond unlucky. This feels like minor torture.


    Thats why I compared it to rape yesterday. This is as torturous as it gets. I’d rather be waterboarded or Jack Bauered than watch this.

  1061. tucker October 13th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Sure would be nice to have a guy like David Friese in the Yanks lineup.

  1062. Hassey October 13th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Seriously now
    Are there only 6 commercials that tbs decided to push in this whole postseason?

  1063. jacksquat October 13th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Maybe Ibanez can hit a two run home run to lead off next inning…

  1064. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    We’re talking about performing under post-season pressure. You want to find out what ARod’s problem was/is, ask a psychiatrist.

    ———————————

    and I guess all the years Jeter hit 100 in playoffs series he just didn’t have confidence.

    and to say that a major league player who is the best of the best players in the world don’t have confidence once playoff time comes is insane

  1065. Laura - I Bleed Blue October 13th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    I almost wish they had lost to BAL. It would have been less painful than watching this nightmare. Bases loaded 3 freakin’ times and no runs. Unreal.

  1066. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    People really want to know why there are so many empty seats at the stadium? Who wants to pay hundreds of dollars to watch this pathetic offense.

  1067. Nick in SF October 13th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Captain Morgan’s buddy is creepy too. I think he’s using roofies. :sad:

  1068. Madrugador October 13th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Who lets arod hit in the 8th?

  1069. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Captain Clutch says:
    October 13, 2012 at 10:31 pm
    I hate to say it but if the Yanks lose tonight they are probably done. Kuroda on short rest tomorrow and Verlander in game 3. You can’t win with this joke of an offense.

    ——

    Agreed. And Scherzer waiting in the wings in case Ibanez saves us tonight or tomorrow.

    Tonight was key.

  1070. tucker October 13th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    But the offense is fine. You can always find a bat.

  1071. Rich K. October 13th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    i bet some of you on here will tell me the last inning was arod’s fault lol

  1072. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    “Coke is a good relief pitcher, not many people can hit him”

    Who are you anyway? The official Tigers cheerleader?

  1073. Hassey October 13th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    At least they’re not relying on HRs

  1074. Against All Odds October 13th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    How bad is this offense historically?

  1075. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    this game is over…don’t even frustrate yourself…go to bed

  1076. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    As someone earlier said, this goes back to Andy allowing those 2 runs. He cannot afford to do that in a game like this, he has to pitch to the scoreboard. There is a reason he is going to be 0-2 this postseason and it ain’t all bad luck.

    ——————————–

    Yes how dare a Yankee pitcher allow a run

  1077. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Coke sucks. I’ve watched him fall apart just about every game he’s in.

  1078. Jerkface October 13th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Leaving Lowe in? Ehhhh

  1079. Laura - I Bleed Blue October 13th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Girardi will sit Alex tomorrow, only adding to his mental woes. He’ll never hit this series.

  1080. EliasInNH October 13th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 10:32 pm
    EliasInNH October 13th, 2012 at 10:31 pm
    is the last hit Cano got in the postseason the one from Game 1 in Baltimore?
    ______
    Game 2 in baltimore…i believe..the ichiro dance at home play
    —-
    Yep, you’re right. He was 2-for-22 in the ALDS, last hit was in Game 2, the double that scored Ichiro. That’s unbelievable. 0 hits at home.

  1081. RMS October 13th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Yankee offense in a deep slumber, terrible at bats.

    Gardner is a waste of a roster spot if he can’t start. Dickerson should be on the roster, that way they can sit Grandy or Swisher. He can’t be any worse.

  1082. LGY October 13th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    The Yankees scored 6 runs in 5.1 innings against Jim Johnson.

    In the 53.2 other innings this postseason they have scored 10 runs.

  1083. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    i may vomit if i have to hear the ‘tip your cap’ speech in the post-game

  1084. jmirjmir October 13th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    What disturbs me is that I literally hate A Rod as a human being. That’s messed up, but I’m not being honest if I pretend this is not how I feel.

    I hate his face, I hate everything about him, and I hate watching him do anything he does except play 3rd base.

    I actually think he’s a decent 3rd baseman.

    Otherwise, he fails at life harder than I anything I have ever seen.

  1085. Cashmoney October 13th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Hassey, time to light up that roach and feel aight.

  1086. Nick in SF October 13th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    I know it’s over, still I cling
    I don’t know where else I can go

  1087. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    I almost wish they had lost to BAL. It would have been less painful than watching this nightmare. Bases loaded 3 freakin’ times and no runs. Unreal.

    ———————–

    I agree and maybe just maybe some changes would have been made in the off season

  1088. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Yankees never left the basesloaded three times in a post season game…Hey there is two innings left they can do it again…

  1089. Hassey October 13th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Demon young is starting to look like a retired pro wrestler

  1090. backbench October 13th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    OK, how about that they are hung over from the ALDS celebration last night?

  1091. PRicanYankees42 October 13th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    The dagger…

  1092. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    well we weren’t getting two anyway, so what is a third….

  1093. jacksquat October 13th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    4time October 13th, 2012 at 10:33 pm
    Coke is a good relief pitcher, not many people can hit him

    Coke has a 4 ERA and 1.65 whip. He sucks.

  1094. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Time for the fans to go home. Young…another piece of crap with a homerun.

  1095. Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    What disturbs me is that I love Alexander Emmanuel as a human being, and yet Im losing my faith in him as a ballplayer.

  1096. UnKnown October 13th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Why is Lowe still in the game?

    This is still a winnable game. I know Joe feels he might have to use the pen a lot tomorrow but come on. We can’t just be giving up extra runs.

  1097. EliasInNH October 13th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    That’s it. I am pretty optimistic. But I REALLY don’t think we can score three runs to tie, never mind more than 3 to win. And I’ll be the first to eat crow if for some reason I’m proven wrong.

  1098. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    and now the anti semite adds insult to injury

  1099. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    i think you have to let arod hit in the next inning but maybe PH for swisher.

  1100. Madrugador October 13th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    In other words, in the last four games of the ALDS, the Yanks scored 9 runs, the O’s 8.

  1101. blake October 13th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    I know he struck out Cabrera but why is Lowe pitching again?

  1102. LGY October 13th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Good thing CC went 9 yesterday so they’d have a fresh Robertson and Soriano tonight

  1103. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Derek Lowe. This year’s Ayala. SMH.

  1104. jacksquat October 13th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Pitching Lowe in a 2 run playoff game was white flag.

  1105. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    seen a lot of Yankee playoff games in my life time this as as bad a offense showing as I have seen thus far in the 2 playoff series for the Yankees

  1106. MG October 13th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    you could just sense the Tigers would score another run before the end of the game.

    what will probably happen is Valverde walking some guys in the 9th, probably allowing a run and making it close but no cigar

    Go Giants (football Giants, that is)

  1107. lil m October 13th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Cano has yet to come through in the postseason. Somehow Jeter’s offense didn’t totally vanish during the time between the end of the regular season and game 1 of of the ALDS – why can’t Cano get back on track?

  1108. PRicanYankees42 October 13th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Delmon Young is an ugly dude -__-

  1109. jmirjmir October 13th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Delmon Young when facing the Yankees in the PS: Babe Ruth

    A Rod in the PS: Bob Uecker

  1110. Yogi Mantle October 13th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 10:35 pm
    People really want to know why there are so many empty seats at the stadium? Who wants to pay hundreds of dollars to watch this pathetic offense.

    AGREED

    This team can hit, but they also go into team wide slumps where just about none of them can hit. They have done a terrible job throughout the O’s series, and haven’t looked like they are close to breaking out of it now.

  1111. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    I’d take the team for a little field trip out to Monument Park after the game…. disgrace to the uniform at this point.

  1112. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    0 runs. this offense is putrid. wow.

  1113. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    okay I am a little D Lowed out….

  1114. EliasInNH October 13th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Is Girardi throwing the towel in and saying, screw it, take one for the team Lowe, because we need a rested ‘pen to help Kuroda tomorrow?

  1115. LGY October 13th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Girardi pulled this same crap last year in the ALDS. Basically conceded a game by pitching like his 6 best reliever.

  1116. moctezuma October 13th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Yanks will lose 3-2 or 4-3

  1117. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    At this point I wouldn’t even watch the postgame. Because the obvious would be said – we have to find a way to get it done.

  1118. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Lowe hasn’t pitched in a long time. Not a surprise that he isn’t sharp. Why not use Joba and try to keep it close? If Joba isn’t available he shouldn’t be on the roster.

  1119. jmirjmir October 13th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Please tell me he’s not wasting Robbie here?

    It’s a situational pitcher coming in, right?

    Or just let Joba f’ things up and go from there?

  1120. Madrugador October 13th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Chavez for Arod, Gardner for Granderson.

  1121. Hassey October 13th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    A real MLB offense

    Let’s all review what happened in 2000 ALCS game 1 into 2

  1122. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    we didnt expect to sweep the series, but it would be nice if the offense at least gave the impression they could score a run…

  1123. Bronx Jeers October 13th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Offense in a coma

  1124. Cashmoney October 13th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    time to sacrifice some live chickens to Jobu!

  1125. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    it will be a fun off-….lots of moves to be made

  1126. longtimefan October 13th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    This offense is a group of chokes and jokes, one is worse than the one before

  1127. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    and yet another cougar town promo

  1128. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Does Joe PH Chavez for Arod against Albuwuirky?

  1129. Benny Blanco October 13th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    I’ve literally ran out of things to say that describe how awful the offense has been. This is beyond dispicable.

  1130. Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    This team is completely unlikeable in every way, except for the basic group of players with desire.

  1131. JobaTipsHisCap October 13th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Glad I turned down game 1 ticket.
    Good move.

  1132. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    The baseball gods want us to save it all for Valverde for dancing all over us like a puppet last season?

  1133. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Girardi basically gave up this game at 2-0. Otherwise there is no reason for Lowe to be in a 2 run game. The offense is terrible but Girardi has to do better managing.

  1134. RMS October 13th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Hassey, time to light up that roach and feel aight.

    ————————————————————–
    Pass it to me.

  1135. jacksquat October 13th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    Gets Cabrera and Fielder then gets tagged by Young and Peralta…

  1136. willwill October 13th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    I’m done wasting my saturday night. Ill wait for the tying run to come to the plate via gameday now

  1137. LGY October 13th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    So Jim Johnson had a 10 ERA.

    Everyone else has a 1.68 ERA against the Yankees.

  1138. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    it will be a fun off-….lots of moves to be made

    ———————

    Name 1 outside of swisher not being resigned?

  1139. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Lowe has been very good for the Yanks. There’s no way to have known he’d give up a run.

  1140. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Hassey October 13th, 2012 at 10:40 pm
    A real MLB offense

    Let’s all review what happened in 2000 ALCS game 1 into 2
    —————————————————–

    Yeah give me the 2000 Yanks and I’d be cool with this. Brosius and O’neill replaced by A-Rod and Swish…. great.

  1141. Yogi Mantle October 13th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    This game, while it sounds close score wise, is done. The Yankees just suck right now. Bases loaded and nothing, bases loaded and nothing, and they let that scrub Fister off the hook and pitch deep into the game. It is unreal how pathetic the Yankee bats are right now.

    Remember when they set that record for consecutive games scoring 3 or more runs? Seems like a life time ago. Now you cheer if they score 1.

  1142. YankeesFanNYC October 13th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Bases loaded 3 times=0
    Girardi brain power=0
    A-Rob=Epic Failure #1
    Swisher=Epic Failure #2
    Cano=Epic Failure #3
    Granderson=Epic Failure #4

  1143. Hassey October 13th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Anyone know the Vegas odds of four straight shutouts?

  1144. blake October 13th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    No excuse for Robertson not starting this inning…. 2 runs was a mountain… 3 might as well be Everest

  1145. the vaunted chris October 13th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    let’s play guess the post game headline.. shouldn’t be hard

  1146. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    post game comment game:

    Joe Giradi: “We squared up some balls tonight and had good at-bats”

    Swisher: “Hey man, we are not worried. That’s baseball this if fun man. We will go out tomorrow and get them.”

    Arod: ” I had some good at bats. I feel I’m coming out of it. Fister was really good. We battled.”

  1147. Jerkface October 13th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    The baseball gods want us to save it all for Valverde for dancing all over us like a puppet last season?

    The baseball gods aren’t real, and if they were they wouldn’t be on the side of the team that has won the most in history. Gods are cruel.

  1148. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    take the Yankee spoon out of your a??……it is what it is….Yankees are a reg season team not built for the playoffs

  1149. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    one thing I’ve learned is that if you expect the Yanks to win, the frustration is unfathomable.. but if you know they suck and don’t expect anything but them to fail, when they W it’s actually uplifting.

    I do not believe this team will make it back from Detroit. They need to break this team up and replace everybody san’s Jeter. Yes, including Cano. Cano is a great hitter, he can hit and drive a pitch anywhere.. but his plate discipline as absolutely horrendous. He is not smart enough to learn how to make a pitcher work instead he just hits the ball wherever.

    Bye Bye NYY!

  1150. Against All Odds October 13th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Now the game is really over

  1151. Jerkface October 13th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    lmao @ girardi leaving in lowe, then leaving in logan to face a righty he is a LOOGY

  1152. BobbyJones October 13th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Really these guys can get a hit so easily… holy

  1153. EliasInNH October 13th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Let’s all review what happened in 2000 ALCS game 1 into 2
    —-
    Umm..we had 6 hits in game 1 and 6 hits through 7 innings of Game 2 and the scored 7 runs in the 8th inning and won 7-1, right?

  1154. blake October 13th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    4 runs is two Everests

  1155. UnKnown October 13th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    These games at home are huge to turn into wins, especially with how poorly the Yankees have played at Comerica.

    Can we win at Comerica, Yes, but these home games are way to important to be throwing Lowe in a game like this. 2-0 is still a very winnable game. Now its doubled 4 runs down.

  1156. J2L October 13th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Long dagger.. Short dagger .. Good night all

  1157. jmirjmir October 13th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    And the nightmare is complete.

    From Cano being safe at first which could have changed a lot of things

    To Alex and Swisher and Granderson

    just a sad sad game.

  1158. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Jerkface October 13th, 2012 at 10:43 pm
    The baseball gods want us to save it all for Valverde for dancing all over us like a puppet last season?
    ________
    The baseball gods helped us there…No valverde its not longer a save situation..

  1159. Dill Pickler October 13th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    “and I guess all the years Jeter hit 100 in playoffs series he just didn’t have confidence.
    and to say that a major league player who is the best of the best players in the world don’t have confidence once playoff time comes is insane”

    First of all, Jeter has played in 32 postseason series’ in 16 years. He has hit below .200 in exactly 4 of those series, and has a postseason avg. of .309. As I’ve said more than once, which you conveniently ignore, clutch players don’t always get the results, but they are not afraid of the situation.

    Again, anyone who has ever played the game — any sport — knows that there are those who can perform in the clutch and those who can’t. And confidence plays a huge role in baseball, and it doesn’t matter how great a player you are in the regular season, you can still lose confidence in clutch situations. Ask any major leaguer.

  1160. Jerkface October 13th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    There’s no way to have known he’d give up a run.

    The larger sample of his recent career being awful?

  1161. Nick in SF October 13th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    The offense is dead

  1162. MG October 13th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    time to watch another back episode of Breaking Bad…

  1163. EliasInNH October 13th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    I was considering going to the game tomorrow. Now I’m not so sure. Poll question:
    Should I go?

  1164. Against All Odds October 13th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    They are not going to break the team up. That’s wishful thinking

  1165. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    The little boy who caught the ball from Arod should throw it back to him.

  1166. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    joeman October 13th, 2012 at 10:36 pm
    this game is over…don’t even frustrate yourself…go to bed

    ————————-
    told you this 11 mins ago

  1167. RMS October 13th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Joe Giradi: “We squared up some balls tonight and had good at-bats”

    Swisher: “Hey man, we are not worried. That’s baseball this if fun man. We will go out tomorrow and get them.”

    Arod: ” I had some good at bats. I feel I’m coming out of it. Fister was really good. We battled.”

    ———————————————————————————————
    Got it right.

  1168. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    more post game comments:
    Question: Joe were there any positives in tonight’s game?

    Joe: “yes I got booney in the game. I like boney.”

  1169. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Oh my God.

    Nothing else I can say but oh my God. I SERIOUSLY thought we’d have this game.

    Okay, in the world of baseball where expectations can be turned on their heads, I’m going way out on a limb and saying we win the Verlander game(s).

    It doesn’t matter how whacked you think I am. Why not take the Verlander games when people have written those off.

  1170. Jeremy October 13th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    I can’t believe Doug Fister is going to walk away with a win after sucking all night. A freaking minor league team would have scored plenty of runs off this guy. I bet you Fister is laughing his butt off at this pathetic group of chokers. This offense along with Cashman need to be fired.

  1171. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    joeman October 13th, 2012 at 10:43 pm
    take the Yankee spoon out of your a??……it is what it is….Yankees are a reg season team not built for the playoffs

    ———-

    a regular season team ? Even tho they barely played .500 ball second half ? They should be lucky that Longoria was hurt and Boston imploded.. No way we’d be here now if it wasn’t for that. They are not a regular season team, they are a HR team that 7 out 9 players try and do each game. They occasionally get a person with the big HR aside from that they are worthless. Or am I watching a different team than you are ?

  1172. ricardo1020 October 13th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Let the hat tipping begin!

  1173. blake October 13th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    I love especially how we are losing with our worst relievers

  1174. jacksquat October 13th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 10:43 pm
    Lowe has been very good for the Yanks. There’s no way to have known he’d give up a run.

    Of course there is. He’s Derek Lowe. He had something like a 6 ERA this year. Any good performance is rare. Bringing in Lowe was conceding the game.

    At least with a 4 run lead now maybe we won’t see the Dancing Clown.

  1175. Jerkface October 13th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    @StadiumInsider
    Joe Girardi played matchups in the most meaningless of games all season long, but decided to just throw in the towel tonight?

  1176. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    joeman – maybe you should go to bed.

  1177. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Against All Odds October 13th, 2012 at 10:45 pm
    They are not going to break the team up. That’s wishful thinking
    ————-
    really why should they ..their only a year older….sign the all back

  1178. Cashmoney October 13th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    I laughed. thanks Phelps.

  1179. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Also, the fans are so lively in NY it’s like this is a end of season game where we didn’t make the PS. It’s louder at Steinbrenner Field in the spring.

  1180. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 10:46 pm
    joeman – maybe you should go to bed.

    ————————–
    I’m in bed…..

  1181. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    yes it is puzzling not use robertson in the 8th inning of a playoff game. Joe managed there like its a game in the middle of june…Strange????

  1182. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    MG October 13th, 2012 at 10:45 pm
    time to watch another back episode of Breaking Bad…
    ——————————————————-

    Great choice. How far are you?

  1183. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    We our being shutout 0 runs.. gotta tip your hat to all these ACES we face !

  1184. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    Exactly Blake. I too was expecting DRob to pitch. Ugh I knew Lowe being on the roster would mean getting a PS roster spot and him coming back to haunt us.

  1185. Madrugador October 13th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Kuroda pitches in game 2 on short rest. Not a favorable march up for the Yanks. Hughes vs Verlander also not favorable. Could the Yanks lose this series in four or five games?

  1186. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Robinson Cano, Arod, Swisher and Granderson would strike out in tee ball.

  1187. EliasInNH October 13th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Let’s go. Walk, walk, walk, grand slam. Granderson can hit a grand slam, right? Didn’t he hit two in one game this year? Maybe it was three HRs in a game…And certainly Ibanez, Swisher, and A-Rod know how to walk…right? Why is it always so simple on paper?

  1188. blake October 13th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Well I can officially say this effort was nothing like Game 5 last year…..it was much worse

  1189. UnKnown October 13th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Now Joe will use a better reliever in the 9th possibly down 4 runs then he did in the 7th and 8th only down by 2.

    Joey G. WTH tonight with the use of the pen?

  1190. jacksquat October 13th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    You only use Derek Lowe when it’s a blowout or you run out of everyone else in extra innings. This isn’t the first time Girardi has done this.

    Maybe he also has no faith this team can come back down 2 runs.

  1191. JM October 13th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Kuroda had better pitch a shut-out tomorrow

  1192. 4time October 13th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    D-Rob has been taxed – even yesterday he was warming up. Joe can’t be pitching him in every game.

  1193. Patrick October 13th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    With the Yankees anemic offense, coming back from 2 runs was not very likely but still possible. Now Joe lets Derek Lowe pitch (aka 11th guy on the pitching staff) and it’s 4-0 which is basically an insurmountable lead for the Tigers. Why would you give up in the 8th inning of a 2-0 game? Is Girardi’s thought process seriously just “welp they have a 2 run lead this game is clearly over” ??? I know the offense has been bad but come on

  1194. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Cashmoney October 13th, 2012 at 10:47 pm
    I laughed. thanks Phelps.
    ________
    Welcome.. you got to try to laugh at this mess….

  1195. Cashmoney October 13th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    los pollos hermanos!

  1196. EliasInNH October 13th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Also, the fans are so lively in NY it’s like this is a end of season game where we didn’t make the PS. It’s louder at Steinbrenner Field in the spring.
    —–
    I agree. It’s very strange. I was there the other day and it was VERY quiet. A little louder in the upper deck, but it was quiet everywhere else I was

  1197. MG October 13th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 10:48 pm
    MG October 13th, 2012 at 10:45 pm
    time to watch another back episode of Breaking Bad…
    ——————————————————-

    Great choice. How far are you?
    —————–
    season 3 about episode 8 or 9-the last two were the one with the fly and then the next one where Walt has dinner at Gus’s house

  1198. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Again, anyone who has ever played the game — any sport — knows that there are those who can perform in the clutch and those who can’t. And confidence plays a huge role in baseball, and it doesn’t matter how great a player you are in the regular season, you can still lose confidence in clutch situations. Ask any major leaguer.

    ———————————–

    After 2009 Arods post season’s stats were just about the same as his career stats.

    Jeter hits about the same in the post season as he does in the regular season.

    You have no stats to back up your claim that certain players rise to the occasion and perform better in the clutch situations then in normal situations.

    I guess Mantle wasn’t clutch because he only hit 257 in the playoffs which is worse then Arod’s average

  1199. Jerkface October 13th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Here is why you don’t do what Girardi just did with Lowe & Logan.

    1. This isn’t some jackoff game vs the royals in july. It is game 1 of the ALCS and your team is down by 2 runs, you cannot afford to be down MORE than that.
    2. Bullpens work on a hierarchy system where good relievers are supposed to be used in the higher leverage situations and the less good relievers are used in low leverage situations.
    3. Unless your bullpen is incredible, chances are your 7th and 4th best options are not as good as your 1-3 best options.
    4. Lowe is like the last guy out of the pen, I get using him against Cabrera because apparently he has a very good history against him, but you cannot keep using him because he is a trash long reliever type NOT your A+ high leverage guy.
    5. Boone Logan is a LOOGY and not even a very good one. He is average at it, and hee sucks vs righties. He is a true LOOGY. You cannot let him face right handed batters in a high leverage situation, you’re conceding the game at that point.

    This is game 1 of the ALCS, what the heck are non-premium relievers doing in these big spots?

  1200. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Why would expect DRob though; it’s Ayala 2011 ALDS all over again.

  1201. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    i say down 4-0, arod bats.
    4-3, no.

  1202. blake October 13th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    How can you not let Robertson pitch that inning? It was a 2 run lead and Detroits pen is awful…..

  1203. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Didn’t anyone actually think that the bats in this series were gonna be any different than vs the O’s ?

  1204. Yogi Mantle October 13th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    How the hell does anyone get such large temporial muscles without using steroids? I don’t care how much you chew on things, the temporial muscle just doesnt’ get enough working out to equal what Laird and Cabrera have.

    Look at most MLB players. They all are chewing on something, but look at Laird and Miggy. They practically have bicept size temporial muscles. That is not normal in any sense of the word.

  1205. Jeremy October 13th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    This team will be in the basement with Boston next year. This organization is going down hill fast. And as long as loser like Cashman and Levine are calling the shots this team won’t win a world series for a very long time.

  1206. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    JM October 13th, 2012 at 10:49 pm
    Kuroda had better pitch a shut-out tomorrow
    ________
    The only problem is then the yankees lose 1-0 in extra innings…maybe CC can DH tomorrow..

  1207. EliasInNH October 13th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    JM October 13th, 2012 at 10:49 pm
    Kuroda had better pitch a shut-out tomorrow
    ——–
    So we can tie and keep playing forever? lol

  1208. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 10:49 pm
    Robinson Cano, Arod, Swisher and Granderson would strike out in tee ball.
    ————————
    right now I could throw my junk at them they would swing and miss

  1209. JobaTipsHisCap October 13th, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    WS is between tigers and stl, nl champ wins again.

  1210. Eroc October 13th, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    “Is Girardi’s thought process seriously just “welp they have a 2 run lead this game is clearly over” ??”

    If it was, can’t blame him. The offense can’t get a big hit to save their lives

  1211. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    “Of course there is. He’s Derek Lowe. He had something like a 6 ERA this year. Any good performance is rare. Bringing in Lowe was conceding the game.”

    So giving up no runs in his last 7 of 10 games is poor performance. O-kay.

    :)

    If he’s on the postseason roster, he’s not used to concede a game. He’s there because he had been very good lately.

    And by the way, if 4 of those 10 games he went 2 innings or more.

  1212. Cashmoney October 13th, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    agree Phelps, I am beyond upset at this team now. heck I did predict Det in 6 I should embrace the disappointments that is forthcoming.

  1213. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    MG October 13th, 2012 at 10:50 pm
    Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 10:48 pm
    MG October 13th, 2012 at 10:45 pm
    time to watch another back episode of Breaking Bad…
    ——————————————————-

    Great choice. How far are you?
    —————–
    season 3 about episode 8 or 9-the last two were the one with the fly and then the next one where Walt has dinner at Gus’s house

    ___________
    Breaking bad so good….i guess Phil Coke is good too?? I must have missed the memo

  1214. Eroc October 13th, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Girardi needs to make drastic changes tomorrow. A-Rod’s time has run out for sure, Eric Chavez for the rest of the series.

    Gardner for Swisher. Nix for Ichiro. Stewart for Martin. Ibanez at DH.

  1215. JobaTipsHisCap October 13th, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Boo everyone, lol

  1216. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    Making Coke look like Mike Stanton, guys!!!

  1217. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    If Girardi was conceding the game, Lowe would still be in there to “take one for the team.”

    Be serious.

  1218. EliasInNH October 13th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Jeremy October 13th, 2012 at 10:50 pm
    This team will be in the basement with Boston next year. This organization is going down hill fast. And as long as loser like Cashman and Levine are calling the shots this team won’t win a world series for a very long time.
    ——-
    Disagree 100%. Over 162 games, there are lots of holes that get covered up. Lots of games won 11-9, lots of lousy pitchers and mis-matches (Ace vs. #5 starter, etc.) So I believe they will always, or almost always be in the playoffs. But when the teams are pretty evenly matched and it’s Ace vs. Ace, #2 vs #2, etc., thats where we get exposed. It takes a special, very balanced team to win 11 postseason games, and this team doesn’t look like that team right now.

  1219. BA October 13th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    When Pettitte agreed to come back, and imagined pitching in the post season again…. I am sure he didn’t think that he would be 0-2 after pitching two real nice games

  1220. blake October 13th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Maybe Joe was thinking there is no way they will score 2 runs anyway

  1221. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    thats how you run to 1st base Cano..

  1222. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Cashmoney October 13th, 2012 at 10:51 pm
    agree Phelps, I am beyond upset at this team now. heck I did predict Det in 6 I should embrace the disappointments that is forthcoming.

    ________
    Yeah..hey if it goes 6 that means we two..kinda fun..and did we really go from arguing about Montero to D Lowe..Guys its Derrick Lowe..he is not someone you argue about…

  1223. JobaTipsHisCap October 13th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Just can’t stand cano.
    This fxxxking bum.

  1224. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    we are losing straight up because of cano and arod, swisher and granderson are contributing.. but Cano and Arod are the reason why this team sucks. Yet people wanna sign cano.. I say let him walk and take a 4yr deal with Hamilton.

  1225. J2L October 13th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Need to pinch hit A-rod with Nix , so Joe can bench him for the rest of the series. If he hit one now.. We will see him strike out over and over again for Game 2 3 4

  1226. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Chavez must bat.

    Why the hell not.

  1227. Jerkface October 13th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    If he’s on the postseason roster, he’s not used to concede a game. He’s there because he had been very good lately.

    Spurious logic. You have to fill a 25 man roster and the nature of pitching staffs & bullpens mean you have to take ‘the best of the worst’ to fill out the back end. Lowe being better than Garcia or Nova does not mean he should be pitching in a 2-0 game in the 8th inning.

    If you’re using your 11th best pitcher in a high leverage situation, you’re conceding.

  1228. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    The Yanks will be lucky if they even win a game in this series. That 7th inning was Joba’s inning to pitch and try to keep it at 2 runs. I really want to know why he is still on the roster if he can’t pitch? So Joba can’t pitch and Gardner can’t hit. Great roster you got there.

  1229. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    mark it down the way the offense is hitting this series won’t make it back to NY

  1230. Madrugador October 13th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Didn’t Drob pitch something like four days in a row?

  1231. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    back to post game comments…it would be totally fair in my mind if pettite says ” you know it is hard to pitch when you know the offense is struggling to score runs. You basically have to throw a shut out…” I think that is a fair statement.

  1232. blake October 13th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    I can’t wait to hear more about how the offense is fine and how pitching holds the keys to the kingdom this winter

  1233. BA October 13th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Sure bet ARod gets a meaningless hit here

  1234. Yanks78 October 13th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Cash will rationalize doing nothing this winter by saying they were just unlucky and they got to the “doorstep” of the world series and can’t judge based on SSS in the postseason blah blah blah

  1235. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Bye Bye Arod

  1236. jacksquat October 13th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    You’re right Trisha, Girardi wasn’t conceding the game, he just put the worst pitcher in the bullpen into the game down only 2 runs because he was fooled by a few good outings from Lowe, like you.

  1237. J2L October 13th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Even better! Chavez

  1238. Yanks78 October 13th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Other teams like Baltimire put in their worst relievers like Stropp and they pitch 1-2-3 innings against us. We put in our worst reliever and we give up 2 runs.

  1239. Hassey October 13th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Big deal Chavez is in a massive slump right now too

  1240. Dill Pickler October 13th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    “You have no stats to back up your claim that certain players rise to the occasion and perform better in the clutch situations then in normal situations.

    I guess Mantle wasn’t clutch because he only hit 257 in the playoffs which is worse then Arod’s average”

    For one thing, there were no “playoffs” when Mantle played. He played in 12 world series’ and hit 18 home runs.

    And I never said players perform “better in clutch situations than in normal situations.” That is you trying to put words in my mouth. I said some players have the ability to perform in clutch situations and some don’t.

    And I will say it again: anyone who has played the game knows this is true.

    Clearly, you haven’t played, so you don’t know anything about it.

  1241. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    the lack of noise in the stadium is just because of bad design. (just like the obstructed-view sections). the people i sat with (mostly stood with) last night at the top of the stadium were LOUD. that sound never makes it all the way down to the field level. the complete lack of noise from the padded seats inside the moat ruins the atmosphere of the whole park.

  1242. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    We have zero luck tonight. Zero.

  1243. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Great more bad luck

  1244. syd_cash October 13th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    yup the baseball gods are not in our favor……thought that was a double in the gap

  1245. blake October 13th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Does Joe like pinch hitting for Arod when I doesn’t matter? What’s the point now?…..maybe he shoulda done it with 2 be and 3 rd and no outs? Just a thought

  1246. austinmac October 13th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Many of us have said this team is offensively challenged for a long time. All pitchers aren’t great. They can’t hit.

  1247. Madrugador October 13th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Nice shot by Chavez

  1248. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Ladies and Gentlemen, the Yankees former CF of the future…

  1249. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Noiw let Nix hit for Swisher

  1250. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    chavez hit that good…. :(

  1251. deleonj October 13th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    arod is taking it very well but im sure hes not hapy the last two times hes been ph for eric chavez and then when he was benched for him

  1252. Benny Blanco October 13th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    What an amazing catch

  1253. JobaTipsHisCap October 13th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Can’t he just hit on swishs face?

  1254. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    well at least no one is base for swisher to strand..

  1255. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    how did this team make the playoffs ?

  1256. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Let Swisher hit…want to see the smile again

  1257. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    dont know how you sit arod and leave swisher in…

  1258. syd_cash October 13th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    i don’t understand why A-rod is the only one being punished…..why do I have to look at Nick Swishers face. I don’t want to see him anymore in the series, Brett Gardner can play outfield and hit.

  1259. jacksquat October 13th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Best hit ball of the night?

  1260. slim October 13th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Why no posts since the 2-0 lead
    No talk of the epic failure of the 2nd and 3rd no out 6th
    Nothing about the lead extended to 4-0

  1261. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    JobaTipsHisCap October 13th, 2012 at 10:54 pm
    Just can’t stand cano.
    This fxxxking bum.

    ditto

  1262. CB October 13th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Really tough to watch Girardi just sort of give up and leave Lowe in the game and then extend Logan.

    Really difficult.

  1263. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    in fairness to arod he gets pinch hit for..but swisher and granderson keep hitting…Is that right??

  1264. syd_cash October 13th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    at least as “good” as Swisher anyways let Gardner play

  1265. EliasInNH October 13th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    how did this team make the playoffs ?
    ——
    Like I said, over 162, they are good enough to get in. If the question is “how did they advance this far?”, that’s a good question lol

  1266. Yanks78 October 13th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Remember when Cashman was taking bows for trading Jackson for Granderson? That might end up being one of his worst deals. Cost-controlled athletic outfielder vs. a 32 yr old strike-out leader

  1267. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Clearly, you haven’t played, so you don’t know anything about it.

    ——————————

    No serious statistician believes in clutch players.

  1268. MG October 13th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    whoopee

  1269. austinmac October 13th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    ThemTigers are making plays. Some of that isn’t luck. The three strikes outs with the tieing runs in scoring position is not luck.

  1270. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Now this loser gets a hit

  1271. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Yep..of course

  1272. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    “You’re right Trisha, Girardi wasn’t conceding the game, he just put the worst pitcher in the bullpen into the game down only 2 runs because he was fooled by a few good outings from Lowe, like you.”

    Spot on jacksquat. It had NOTHING to do with the fact that Kuroda is going on short rest and he might really be needing all hands on deck. Besides, Lowe lulled him into thinking he could do the job by putting a lot of zeroes since September.

    HOWEVER – I’ve always said that you’re a much better manager than Girardi and I’ve wondered why you aren’t managing the Yanks. That’s a real head scratcher.

  1273. RMS October 13th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Wow, Swisher got a hit.

  1274. EliasInNH October 13th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    holy smokes. I need to go play the lottery. Swisher just got a double and missed a HR by 8 inches.

  1275. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    swisher put a good swing on that one.

  1276. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    wow Mr. October comes through in a big spot

  1277. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    finally something went our way tonight…..
    now granderson can strand him there on 3 pitches.

  1278. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    swisher got a hit. still swinging for that HR… do you think K Long or Girardi tell the hitters to stop swinging for the hero HR ? EVERRR ?

  1279. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    make that on 1 pitch

  1280. theREALkevin October 13th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Now Swisher gets a hit when it doesn’t even matter anymore

    Of course

  1281. deleonj October 13th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    that hit bought swisher all the games left on this series. that swing bought granderson 3 or 5 more.

    syd_cash October 13th, 2012 at 10:58 pm
    i don’t understand why A-rod is the only one being punished…..why do I have to look at Nick Swishers face. I don’t want to see him anymore in the series, Brett Gardner can play outfield and hit.

  1282. EliasInNH October 13th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    and Granderson screws it up. Again.

  1283. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    again granderson gets to hit?????

  1284. Jerkface October 13th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Whew glad that threat was over so quickly, didn’t give me any time to predict its inevitable conclusion.

  1285. LGY October 13th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Can’t believe he keeps pinch hitting for ARod but let’s this jabroni Granderson bat.

    And hey here’s an idea. If you’re going to pinch hit for Alex, maybe do it with men on base.

  1286. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 10:59 pm
    finally something went our way tonight…..
    now granderson can strand him there on 3 pitches.

    you mean 1

  1287. JobaTipsHisCap October 13th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Swisher still sucks, screw u.

  1288. BA October 13th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    UGH!!! No one I hate more in MLB than Valverde. Those stupid antics make me want to vomit.

  1289. Nick in SF October 13th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    You say they’re going to score runs soon
    when exactly do you mean?

  1290. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Jerkface October 13th, 2012 at 11:00 pm
    Whew glad that threat was over so quickly, didn’t give me any time to predict its inevitable conclusion.
    _________
    SO true

  1291. Niblick October 13th, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Grandy, Arod and Cano. Why do they even bother coming to the ballpark?

  1292. Jeremy October 13th, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    I don’t think this team will be able to pull it off even in the regular season. Look the hitters are getting older and more pathetic every year. Eventually Jeter will be done and Rivera along with Andy. The farm system is not ready because cashman is moron who can’t manage a lemonade stand. This team has no you upcoming talent and they can’t buy their way out of problems like they did in the past because there is greater parity with teams locking up talent young and older.

    This organization is headed for the gutter with Cashman at the helm with no plan to make things better. It will get ugly in 2013 and be even worse in 2014.

  1293. austinmac October 13th, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Clutch is the ability to perform to your abilities in pressure situations. I don’t think it is exceeding your normal abilities. It is not allowing the pressure to lessen your performance.

  1294. syd_cash October 13th, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    i too constantly wonder if K’Long is actually talking to these hitters…….

  1295. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    this hasn’t gone well, but there is still time to get to valverde, break him and establish dominance.

    Let’s Go Yankees!!!!!

  1296. vtyankee October 13th, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    New prediction–the Yankees will lose the series 3-0.

    After the third game, Bud will invoke the mercy rule and call it over.

  1297. Dill Pickler October 13th, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    “No serious statistician believes in clutch players.”

    You just said it all. Statistician.

    I would say “no serious statistician who has never played the game believes in clutch players.”

    Again, since you have obviously never played the game, ask someone who has.

  1298. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    still enough time to go to bed before the game is over……or is the post game on Yes keeping you up

  1299. jacksquat October 13th, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 10:59 pm
    “You’re right Trisha, Girardi wasn’t conceding the game, he just put the worst pitcher in the bullpen into the game down only 2 runs because he was fooled by a few good outings from Lowe, like you.”

    Spot on jacksquat. It had NOTHING to do with the fact that Kuroda is going on short rest and he might really be needing all hands on deck. Besides, Lowe lulled him into thinking he could do the job by putting a lot of zeroes since September.

    HOWEVER – I’ve always said that you’re a much better manager than Girardi and I’ve wondered why you aren’t managing the Yanks. That’s a real head scratcher.

    —-

    There are 7 guys in the bullpen. NONE of them pitched yesterday. Lowe is the worst, yet bring him in down only 2 runs?

    And that bullpen will be really useful tomorrow if Kuroda on 3 days rest blows up.

    You play to win winnable games.

  1300. slim October 13th, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Will joe grow a pair and sit swish and granderson tomorrow or just sit arod his new whipping boy

    I am all for sitting arod but only if blame is spread around

    Would also move Cano to 6th or 7th as a wake up call, while sitting all 3 bums tomorrow

  1301. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    “ThemTigers are making plays. Some of that isn’t luck. The three strikes outs with the tieing runs in scoring position is not luck.”

    True, it’s only luck when the Yankees are making the plays and every hard hit ball goes right to them.

    I don’t remember whether the three strike outs were on pitches that were in the zone or out of the zone. Do you? Of course that doesn’t matter because you know that no matter how many pitches they were tossed, they would have struck out.

    Yankees offense has been pretty absent tonight. But the times they did hit the ball, they didn’t end up with much luck. And that includes the balls hit into the outfield.

    But you know what? It is what it is. The sun is going to come up tomorrow where I live. I can’t do much about what’s happening.

  1302. Hassey October 13th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    The talk in the twitter verse has shifted from
    Can we win four of six
    To
    Can we score in four of the next six

  1303. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Girardi hates Alex. That’s obvious.. but then again the guy is making 30mil a year. I think the plan going forward is to make him so miserable in NY that he asks to be released. It’s the only way the NYY can get him out of the next 5 years.

    What were they thinking when they re-signed him ? Hank and Hal are both idiots. Hank wanted him, but to agree to the contract they gave him was almost as shocking as winning the lottery. Goes to show you how unaware the new Steinbrenners are.

  1304. JobaTipsHisCap October 13th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Tomorrow lets watch NFL, no need to continue to ruin your weekend.

  1305. EliasInNH October 13th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Wow. You can get into the ballpark tomorrow for $34.78 on Stubhub.

  1306. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    and then there’s this

    http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs.....d-october/

  1307. jacksquat October 13th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Forget it Trisha, like I said before, there is no use trying to reason with you. I’m not the only one here saying he should have had a better pitcher in. Yet you are right and everyone else is wrong.

  1308. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    yes! Cody Epply!

  1309. slim October 13th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    What is up w

  1310. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Yes D Lowe. should not have been in the game…however the yankees could 50 innings tonight and the yankees were not going to score…

  1311. igotid88 October 13th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Why only ph for Alex. And why even pinch hit there

  1312. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Did Swisher getting a hit there make anybody else more angry than if he just struck out? It sure just ticked me off even more…

  1313. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    EliasInNH October 13th, 2012 at 11:03 pm
    Wow. You can get into the ballpark tomorrow for $34.78 on Stubhub.
    ______
    Thats sad

  1314. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    lim October 13th, 2012 at 11:02 pm
    Will joe grow a pair and sit swish and granderson tomorrow or just sit arod his new whipping boy

    I am all for sitting arod but only if blame is spread around

    Would also move Cano to 6th or 7th as a wake up call, while sitting all 3 bums tomorrow

    You have to do something at this point, field a team of bench players will give you a better chance. this is wacked. Sit swisher, granderson, cano tomorrow.

  1315. blake October 13th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    austinmac says:
    October 13, 2012 at 11:01 pm
    Clutch is the ability to perform to your abilities in pressure situations. I don’t think it is exceeding your normal abilities. It is not allowing the pressure to lessen your performance.

    QFT

  1316. Jerkface October 13th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Winning this game which was close (2-0) is more important than worrying about a theoretical Kuroda implosion the next day. Because one of these things in tangible & immediate & able to be dealt with while the other is just 1 scenario in a set of possibilities.

    Besides which Lowe is one of the long relievers. He is the exact kind of guy you’d want to save for a blow up where you need to clear the middle innings.

  1317. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    if I were I would say give me $50 mil and cut me loose…screw the HR record

  1318. slim October 13th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    What is up with tbs playing the same stupid song every half inning???

  1319. EliasInNH October 13th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    But you know what? It is what it is. The sun is going to come up tomorrow where I live. I can’t do much about what’s happening.
    —–
    Might be cloudy tomorrow in new england…but I suppose the sun will still come up. haha

  1320. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    I wish we had Ajax instead of Grandersuck.

  1321. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    I would say “no serious statistician who has never played the game believes in clutch players.”

    Again, since you have obviously never played the game, ask someone who has.

    ————————

    Oh cut it out with this elitist never played the game so obviously I can’t be right on something crap.

  1322. Nick in SF October 13th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    The Island of Misfit Relievers.

    Cue Clay Rapada.

  1323. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    jacksquat – you’re right. Okay?

    Now I think I’ll watch what’s left of this game.

    ********

    Gee Lowe could have done that!

    :roll:

  1324. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    This Jackson kid can really play.

    He would look great in pinstripes…

    Wait…

  1325. austinmac October 13th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Trisha,

    Every one of the swinging strikes were curves out of the zone. They are squeezing the sawdust out of the bat.

  1326. Cashmoney October 13th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    there we go… eppley… I hope Cash is happy that dickerson and Nunez is not that roster. and when exactly they plan to use Gardner?

  1327. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    you think the tigers would do jackson for grander son??? seems fair…

  1328. blake October 13th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    EliasInNH October 13th, 2012 at 11:03 pm
    Wow. You can get into the ballpark tomorrow for $34.78 on Stubhub.
    ______
    Thats sad

    I can’t hardly watch this offense for free on TV

  1329. RMS October 13th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    i don’t understand why A-rod is the only one being punished

    ————————————————————–
    He should have let him hit. The game was not on the line and with Swisher and Grandy following him they were not going to score. Embarrassing for Alex in that situation.

  1330. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    “Oh cut it out with this elitist never played the game so obviously I can’t be right on something crap.”

    Is randy here?

  1331. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    MG October 13th, 2012 at 10:50 pm
    Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 10:48 pm
    MG October 13th, 2012 at 10:45 pm
    time to watch another back episode of Breaking Bad…
    ——————————————————-

    Great choice. How far are you?
    —————–
    season 3 about episode 8 or 9-the last two were the one with the fly and then the next one where Walt has dinner at Gus’s house
    ———————————————————

    I’m on season 4 episode 4. A bit of a slow start after the first episode of season 4 but I feel like it’s building to something huge.

  1332. ricardo1020 October 13th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Does Jackson have more hits in this game than Grandy has in the postseason?

  1333. Dill Pickler October 13th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    “Clutch is the ability to perform to your abilities in pressure situations. I don’t think it is exceeding your normal abilities. It is not allowing the pressure to lessen your performance.”

    Exactly. It’s about not being overwhelmed by the situation. Some players have the ability to perform in those situations, and others don’t. That doesn’t mean they’re always going to get results, and it doesn’t mean that any player is always a clutch player or always not a clutch player. It’s mental. I don’t pretend to be a psychiatrist, or know why ARod had confidence in the postseason earlier in his career and now doesn’t. But clearly it’s gotten into his head. It’s pretty hard not to press when something like that is in your head.

  1334. EliasInNH October 13th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    EliasInNH October 13th, 2012 at 11:03 pm
    Wow. You can get into the ballpark tomorrow for $34.78 on Stubhub.
    ______
    Thats sad

    Yes it is. And what’s worse is that the seats are in the upper deck right behind home plate. It’s not like they are way out in the upper tank in fair territory or in the LF bleachers or obstructed or something. Maybe I will go.

  1335. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    i would have left arod in there.
    already down 4-0, see if he can turn it around.
    swisher and granderson deserve to be benched!!!

  1336. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Nick in SF October 13th, 2012 at 11:05 pm
    The Island of Misfit Relievers.

    Cue Clay Rapada
    ________
    LOL!!!! Is Felix Heredia available…

  1337. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Girardi is just as much a problem as the bats. Every one gets lucky.. and Girardi got lucky with Raul but aside from that he is a very dumb manager. has no feel for the game at all .. none whatsoever.

  1338. blake October 13th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    It’s really rough to watch Jackson play now….

  1339. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    “They are squeezing the sawdust out of the bat.”

    Ah. Typical behavior of hitters whose bats are cold. Unfortunate. But it is what it is.

  1340. Cashmoney October 13th, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Arod is going to magically get going when he swing and miss at 90 mph meatball down the middle. you will see Chavez at 3b tom night.

  1341. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    I am gonna either root for the tigers or the giants.. probably the giants.

    im done with these yankees, I honestly expect us to lose.

  1342. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    :lol:

    He’s got all the commentators and experts in the game fooled. But he doesn’t have you fooled “Penny”. You the bomb!

  1343. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    or know why ARod had confidence in the postseason earlier in his career and now doesn’t.

    ——————————–

    wait so arod had confidence in 2004 but not 2005 2006 or 2007 and then magically got it again in 2009.

    I’ll say it again, Arods post season stats after 2009 mirrored his career stats

  1344. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Anybody know Brian McNamee’s number ? I’d like to spike the gatorade barrel .

  1345. Jerkface October 13th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Exactly. It’s about not being overwhelmed by the situation. Some players have the ability to perform in those situations, and others don’t. That doesn’t mean they’re always going to get results, and it doesn’t mean that any player is always a clutch player or always not a clutch player. It’s mental. I don’t pretend to be a psychiatrist, or know why ARod had confidence in the postseason earlier in his career and now doesn’t. But clearly it’s gotten into his head. It’s pretty hard not to press when something like that is in your head.

    Studies have shown that is either immeasurable or so small that its not even something teams should consider. All players in baseball over a large enough sample perform within .008 WOBA points of their baseline WOBA.

    Clutch events exist, clutch hitters do not.

  1346. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    Get the camera off Arod and Girardi already!

    This is so beyond baseball now.

    Get over it!

  1347. austinmac October 13th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    These players are human, and they are pressing. Alex will swing at anything with two strikes.

    What the heck happens with him next year and thereafter. This could be the ugliest contract situation ever.

  1348. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Hope SNL is funny tonight. I need to laugh.

  1349. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Swish will be gone
    Granderson should be traded
    cashman should call the Dodgers and beg them to take Alex.

  1350. Jeremy October 13th, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    2014 will be the year this team ends the season in the basement in the Al East. If they don’t break up this team and start over and get rid of Cashman then there is no hope for this organization. You think Boston looks bad ? The Yankees will be in the same situation if not worse.

  1351. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Studies have shown that is either immeasurable or so small that its not even something teams should consider. All players in baseball over a large enough sample perform within .008 WOBA points of their baseline WOBA.

    Clutch events exist, clutch hitters do not.

    ——————————

    I don’t think you can comment because you never played the game

  1352. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    “These players are human, and they are pressing. Alex will swing at anything with two strikes.

    What the heck happens with him next year and thereafter. This could be the ugliest contract situation ever.”

    Yes to all austin.

  1353. vtyankee October 13th, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Maybe the whole team should bat 9th.

    Girardi continues to one of the worst managers in baseball. He makes Joe Torre look like he had a clue.

  1354. ricardo1020 October 13th, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Attaboy joe, mix & match.

  1355. Cashmoney October 13th, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    hopefully the Rod has enough pride to walk away… but very hard for any human being to walk away from 30 mil for 5. even though you already made 350.

  1356. CTYankeeInNCExile October 13th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    joeman – That was my number exactly, $50 mil. Time to cut their losses.

  1357. Dill Pickler October 13th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    “Oh cut it out with this elitist never played the game so obviously I can’t be right on something crap.”

    Struck a nerve?

    It’s not elitist. It’s just basic, obvious stuff. If you’ve played the game — or any sport — you know that there are situations when the game/season is on the line, there’s pressure, and some guys have the ability to relax and perform in the clutch and some don’t. Maybe it’s something that can be learned to some extent — how to relax and not let the situation overwhelm you — and there are MLB players who swear by sports psychiatrists.

    Do you remember Ed Whitson?

    How about Reggie Jackson?

  1358. Jerkface October 13th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Have an NPB playoff game to catch, go Yankees

  1359. austinmac October 13th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Their is nothing for Girardi to do if no one is hitting. Gardner and his three at bats since May is not the answer. They have no one else. Blame the players.

  1360. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:09 pm
    NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    He’s got all the commentators and experts in the game fooled. But he doesn’t have you fooled “Penny”. You the bomb!

    —-

    Trisha, I’m not taking the bait. Find someone else to harass.

  1361. Hassey October 13th, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Starters have been so good lately I actually forgot how$hitty our middle relief is

  1362. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    “I’m not the only one here saying he should have had a better pitcher in”

    Right. The usual suspects. What a surprise.

  1363. Niblick October 13th, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    It’s not time to worry yet – all they need is a 5-run homer in the bottom of the 9th. And I’m sure each of ‘em will be swinging for it too.

  1364. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Verlander has a darn good chance of breaking some kind of ALCS pitching record Monday against this offense.

  1365. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    This team won’t win in the play offs until this offense is totally retooled. It’s not a small sample anymore. These guys can’t hit when it counts and we have seen it year after year. It’s time for Cashman to get busy this off season and start the process.

  1366. Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    here’s why this team has no heart and clueless management.

    even when they were up 10 games guys were saying they never expected to be up by 10. then said the same thing when the lead was at 1 and tied. You think O’Neill or any guys from the 1996-2001 Yankees would have ever said malarky like that?

    When the Yankees got knocked off by Cleveland in the 97 LDS they were licking their chops every time they played Cleveland in 1998 and waited all year for a playoff rematch so they could sock it to ‘em.

    this team doesn’t even care about stuff like that. just go on about laying down for the opponent. NO FIRE WHATSOEVER.

  1367. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    “Trisha, I’m not taking the bait. Find someone else to harass.”

    Always a good line when you have nothing to say!

  1368. Ken Phelps October 13th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    YES! Rapada!

  1369. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 11:10 pm
    Swish will be gone
    Granderson should be traded
    cashman should call the Dodgers and beg them to take Alex.

    —-

    The only hope to move Alex is if Miami takes him. He would go there and we could get a lot back from them if we pay for it.. but Arod would be perfect for them and he’d do it to be in his home town (if things in NY got bad enough and it will )

  1370. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    He’s got all the commentators and experts in the game fooled. But he doesn’t have you fooled “Penny”. You the bomb!

    —-

    Trisha, I’m not taking the bait. Find someone else to harass.

    ———————————————
    I can take it

  1371. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Last chance to score at least 4 runs.

    COME ON YANKS!!!!

    (Hope to the very end)

  1372. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    ‘you never played the game’ is weak anytime you hear it.

  1373. jmirjmir October 13th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    It really has to be the strategy. Tell A Rod he will never wear the pinstripes again – give him 50 million and he can go chase the HR record in Houston with the Astros.

    They suck, anyway, so maybe they should give A Rod a try.

  1374. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Yea players can handle all the pressure it takes to become elite ball players and make it to the majors but then all of a sudden can’t handle the playoffs.

    This is hilarious

  1375. EliasInNH October 13th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Alright, score 4 to tie. Let’s go.

  1376. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    CTYankeeInNCExile October 13th, 2012 at 11:12 pm
    joeman – That was my number exactly, $50 mil. Time to cut their losses
    ———————–
    problem is he wouldn’t take it

  1377. charlestonchew October 13th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    We can score on this clown.

    He’s gonna walk a run in, then we’re gonna hit a grandslam to win. Chavez hits the grandslam.

  1378. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    If Arod is done with no bat speed I can’t see the Yanks guaranteeing him playing time next year. He will have to earn it to play. They are probably hoping that he will realize and retire after next year. Girardi can’t keep pinch hitting for him though. Either he plays or he doesn’t play.

  1379. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Let’s Go Yankees!!!!!

    Let’s Go Yankees!!!!!

  1380. deleonj October 13th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    they’re only chance is to get the hitter who are struggling right. alex is getting benched because there is a viable option on the bench but cano, granderson, swhisher, and even ichiro, chavez himself, and martin, are all struggling.

    I’m sure arod understands that of all the players who are struggling he’s the only one who happens to have a backup who seems capable of playing well but at the same time he must be pretty upset that he is the only one getting benched.

    something else: if he had gotten that hit in the first inning i’m sure things would be different. It must be mentally tough to know that you actually hit it well and then got robbed. On top of all the bad things with his swing, he also has to deal with bad luck.

    —- – - – -

    trisha – true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:11 pm
    “These players are human, and they are pressing. Alex will swing at anything with two strikes.

    What the heck happens with him next year and thereafter. This could be the ugliest contract situation ever.”

    Yes to all austin.

  1381. CB October 13th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    “It’s really rough to watch Jackson play now….”

    I know it shouldn’t. But yeah-it does.

    He’s exactly the kind of player this team so desperately needs. Exactly the kind of player that infrequently every hits free agency.

  1382. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    time for some online poker…..while I’m in bed

  1383. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    I dont think Miami would take him on unless we paid almost all of the 114 left.
    I’d still consider it though….

  1384. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    joeman, wouldn’t you rather talk to a female freshman who lives in a dorm but somehow vividly remembers games from the early 90s, including players and plays they made? That’s “Penny”.

    I guess she was a two-year-old prodigy!

    Chat with “her” joeman.

    :)

  1385. blake October 13th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    All we need is a bloop and a blast….no wait….they scored two more off middle relievers in the 8th….so we need a bloop a bloop another bloop and then a blast…..

  1386. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    get to this clown!

  1387. Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Maybe we can come back.

  1388. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Happy at least it’s Russell leading it off.

  1389. CTYankeeInNCExile October 13th, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Oh, and the buyout money comes directly out of Hank’s share of the team.

  1390. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    lol@ Martin. He is a small guy. I’d like to pet him.

  1391. Bronx Jeers October 13th, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Swisher I was only joking when I said I’d like to smash every tooth in your head

  1392. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Here comes the clown. Too bad the Yanks aren’t only down by 2 runs. He has been awful recently.

  1393. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    problem is some of the regs show when the Yankees are winning

  1394. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    “Maybe we can come back.”

    We’ve done it before!

  1395. paulv October 13th, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    We have had fantastic pitching for much of the year and for the previous series. And we have had abysmal batting in the clutch all year. I had thought they’d straighten it out in May, but when we kept leaving tons of guys on base up till the end, I lowered my hopes for this post season drastically.

    You cannot win playoffs by being streaky home run hitters.

    I FERVENTLY hope that they lose Swisher and Granderson, sign Ichiro for a year and get somebody like Josh Hamilton.

    We are stuck with A-Rod for a while. Cano we will re-sign, even though he has done nothing since the last day of the season. Jeter is Jeter. Tex is signed. Our outfield sucks and needs to get canned.

  1396. Dill Pickler October 13th, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    “wait so arod had confidence in 2004 but not 2005 2006 or 2007 and then magically got it again in 2009. I’ll say it again, Arods post season stats after 2009 mirrored his career stats”

    I think there is some evidence as to why ARod may have had confidence in 2004.
    I can’t speak to what’s inside his head at any given time, or why. But clearly he has no confidence in the postseason now.

  1397. Hassey October 13th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    8 singles to go

  1398. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    here we go!

    EVERYBODY HITS THE CLOWN!

  1399. EliasInNH October 13th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    All right. I’ll take it. Pass the baton!

  1400. Benny Blanco October 13th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Martin has been hitting since August.

  1401. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    CB October 13th, 2012 at 11:17 pm
    “It’s really rough to watch Jackson play now….”

    I know it shouldn’t. But yeah-it does.

    He’s exactly the kind of player this team so desperately needs. Exactly the kind of player that infrequently every hits free agency.

    ====

    too think we have curtis instead of him. wow.

  1402. Jeff in Canada October 13th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    @DerekJeter: “We were lucky to get here. Blow up team, fire Joe, Cash. ARod was a mistake. Montero and Ajax too. Staying home 2morrow. #whybother ”

    You guys were right, sorry.

  1403. Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    well let’s get our 1 garbage time run so the final line won’t look as ugly.

  1404. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    load the bases…this place will be crazy..with the regs

  1405. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    please show some life here.
    make us believe we have a chance tomorrow.

  1406. RMS October 13th, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    The only hope to move Alex is if Miami takes him. He would go there and we could get a lot back from them if we pay for it.. but Arod would be perfect for them and he’d do it to be in his home town (if things in NY got bad enough and it will )

    —————————————————————————————————-
    A lot back? How do you figure that? Alex is breaking down, from age, injuries, steroids. You couldn’t get anything for him.

  1407. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Martin has really looked good recently. He isn’t missing those fastballs and pitches up over the plate.

  1408. Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    catcher going out to tell big potato “remember these are the 2012 yankees just get it over and you’re good”

  1409. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    reminder.. it’s only a game. they have plenty of rings already anyway.

  1410. JobaTipsHisCap October 13th, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    As I said many times before, arods current contract is just beyond moronic, u dont see any pro sports clubs as stupid as Yankees.

    What were they thinking?

  1411. Cashmoney October 13th, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    very hard to stomach Velverde’s antics… the only other guy i dislike more is probably vincente padilla.

  1412. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    “problem is some of the regs show when the Yankees are winning”

    more like a lot of regs show ONLY when the Yankees are losing.

  1413. austinmac October 13th, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Come on Valverde. Blow up.

  1414. Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    might as well hit martin 6th or 7th. can’t believe he’s the best out of swisher, granderson, and arod.

  1415. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Let’s Go Yankees!!!!!

  1416. igotid88 October 13th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Remember everyone we still have 4 games to win. So it’s not over yet

  1417. DFox October 13th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    “8 singles to go”

    I lol’ed

  1418. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    The bullpen had too many days off. Of course these guys were going to struggle when they finally came in to pitch. Using Lowe in that spot was a terrible job by Girardi.

  1419. blake October 13th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    “He’s exactly the kind of player this team so desperately needs. Exactly the kind of player that infrequently every hits free agency.”

    They chose to make that trade because they didn’t want to pay Holliday….sounded ok at the time….even looked ok for a couple of years….problem is though now the younger player is better and cheaper than the older player..:..

  1420. Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Cashmoney October 13th, 2012 at 11:20 pm
    very hard to stomach Velverde’s antics… the only other guy i dislike more is probably vincente padilla

    ——-

    my wife got skeeved out when they showed Padilla on tv when the Yanks played Boston. She said he looks like one of those guys that just stands on the corner cat calling at girls.

  1421. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    how do we make the stadium louder ? Easy answer, hire players that can hit.

  1422. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Wow that was a hanger….

  1423. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    that was a good pitch to hit

  1424. bruceb October 13th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Hate to think what this team will look when they don’t get a good outing from their starter. Tomorrow is more or less the last chance for the offense to get going because we can’t expect to win the series going to Detroit 2-0 down.

  1425. JobaTipsHisCap October 13th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Yanks will be down 0-2 after tomorrow

  1426. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    WOW

  1427. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Jeter missed his pitch to hit

  1428. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Cards won last night when they were down to their last strike.

  1429. Dill Pickler October 13th, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    “Yea players can handle all the pressure it takes to become elite ball players and make it to the majors but then all of a sudden can’t handle the playoffs.
    This is hilarious”

    What is hilarious is your insistence to ignore the obvious. ARod clearly had some pharmaceutical help in becoming that elite ball player. Again, I’m not a psychiatrist, but confidence is a tricky thing. How much of a blow to his psyche was it to not have that crutch — I don’t pretend to know. I just know what I see — that he clearly does not have confidence now. That much is obvious.

  1430. Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    igotid88 October 13th, 2012 at 11:21 pm
    Remember everyone we still have 4 games to win. So it’s not over ye

    —-

    yeah and the tigers only have 3 now. with scherzer and verlander pitching a couple.

  1431. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    c’mon hit this clown!

  1432. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Ichiro !!!

  1433. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    There’s two of them.

  1434. syd_cash October 13th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    damn Ichiro

  1435. LGY October 13th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    You knew this was going to happen after Girardi conceded the game with Lowe.

  1436. jacksquat October 13th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    DEREK F***ING LOWE

  1437. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    don’t worry cano is up next to swing at the first pitch and ground out.

  1438. EliasInNH October 13th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Holy smokes! Ichiro!

  1439. Cashmoney October 13th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Frozen, your wife has a point.

  1440. ricardo1020 October 13th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Thank God Joe used Lowe or it might be tied right now.

  1441. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    EVERYBODY HITS THE CLOWN!

  1442. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Ichi-San!

  1443. Hassey October 13th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Ichi just killed my Vegas bet
    I’ll never see that two clams again

  1444. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    there is life…..
    can cano break his 2-30 or whatever?
    Tex has been hitting….
    Ibanez too….
    Up to Cano here.

  1445. Nick in SF October 13th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Tie game in alternate universe. :neutral:

  1446. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    And that’s why Lowe should not have been in the game.

  1447. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    jacksquat October 13th, 2012 at 11:24 pm
    DEREK F***ING LOWE AND JOE DUMB GIRARDI!

  1448. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Girardi really stinks. I am glad that he used his boyfriend Lowe in this game.

  1449. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Verlander pitches …over/under ..K’s is 12

  1450. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    on base baby! c’mon robbied!

  1451. igotid88 October 13th, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Oh no!!! Jeter has lost confidence

  1452. CB October 13th, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Girardi really let his team down today. Awful job.

    Game should be tied. But he let the team fall deeper into a hole with his worst relievers.

  1453. ZachA October 13th, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    IF

    a) the yankees had a hit once in their three opportunities with the bases loaded.

    or

    b) Lowe hadn’t pitched the 8th.

    The game would be tied or Yanks would lead.

  1454. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Be patient, Robi.

  1455. Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    now the weak part of the order is up. great.

  1456. ConcernedCitizen October 13th, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Well, Girardi putting Lowe in a 2-0 Game 1 in the ALCS has officially come back to bite us.

  1457. blake October 13th, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Tie game if Joe uses Robertson an Soriano

  1458. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Let’s Go Yankees!!!!

  1459. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Cano takes them right down the middle then swings at them outside the zone.

    Cano SUCKS he will fail

  1460. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    wow now cano is getting screwed at the plate too…

  1461. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    c’mon robbie! get on base!

  1462. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    BULLSH*T!

  1463. jacksquat October 13th, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    (&*^%(&%^(&^(&*^^&&&&

  1464. Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    just enough of a tease to make you think this offense can turn a corner. now that’s all we will hear from binder joe in the post game. bats look to be coming alive etc etc. yeah right!

  1465. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Not a strike….

  1466. JobaTipsHisCap October 13th, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Blame Lowe? Not to blame offense?
    How stupid is it?

  1467. Benny Blanco October 13th, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Not a strike

  1468. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Tie game if Joe uses Robertson an Soriano

    ___

    You dont know that.

  1469. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Surprised they didn’t call that a strike.

  1470. igotid88 October 13th, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Ichiro!!!!

  1471. NYYanksFan October 13th, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    With A-Rod’s luck, Chavez is going to get the game winning hit.

  1472. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    The umps have screwed the Yanks this whole play offs. The pitcher can’t throw strikes and you give him that call. Just unreal…

  1473. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    “Blame Lowe? Not to blame offense?
    How stupid is it?”

    Stupid.

  1474. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    JobaTipsHisCap October 13th, 2012 at 11:27 pm
    Blame Lowe? Not to blame offense?
    How stupid is it?

    lol

  1475. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Cano should own this guy

  1476. CTYankeeInNCExile October 13th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Verlander can deal, but this group can handle him OK, better than the more crafty throwers. Unless he’s really having one of those nights.

  1477. ricardo1020 October 13th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Offense and Lowe.

  1478. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    :(

  1479. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    OWWW! C’MON!!!

  1480. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Lets remember Lowe was in for Miggy and got a huge strikeout.

  1481. jacksquat October 13th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    JobaTipsHisCap October 13th, 2012 at 11:27 pm
    Blame Lowe? Not to blame offense?
    How stupid is it?

    Not blaming Lowe, he is what he is, blaming Girardi.

  1482. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    that was a meatball.

  1483. ricardo1020 October 13th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Doncha know!

  1484. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Challenged him right down the middle. Nice Job Ca-NO

  1485. blake October 13th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    One of the worst decisions I’ve seen Joe make to start the 8th with Lowe and it only being a two run game……just can’t do that

  1486. JobaTipsHisCap October 13th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    And the fxxxkers in stadium didn’t boo cano?

  1487. EliasInNH October 13th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    damn cano. let’s go Teix!

  1488. syd_cash October 13th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    who got excited because I didn’t

  1489. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    93 mph fast ball right down the middle

  1490. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Damn Cano…

  1491. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Hittable Robbie.

    Damnit.

  1492. LGY October 13th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Girardi does this once a year in October.

    He never learns from his mistakes.

    You don’t concede games in the postseason.

  1493. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    c’mon ONE GUY on base!

  1494. CB October 13th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    “They chose to make that trade because they didn’t want to pay Holliday…”

    Yup. That’s exactly right. That’s where the slow motion train wreck left the station. That was the chain of decision making where it started to go in the wrong direction.

    And now fixing it is going to be extremely difficult. And it may take several seasons to fix even under optimal circumstances.

  1495. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    joeman October 13th, 2012 at 11:28 pm
    Cano should own this guy

    why ?

  1496. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Could Smoltz be anymore pro-Detroit?

  1497. EliasInNH October 13th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    That was a REALLY good pitch to hit for Cano. What the hell is he looking for?

  1498. user13 October 13th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    BUNTTTTTTTTTT

  1499. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    make it a game tex GET ON BASE!
    HIT THIS CLOWN!

  1500. Georgia_in_MS October 13th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Where is if the GREAT Kevin Long? He must have left the team a few months back – or rather he needed to leave the team a few months back.

  1501. Benny Blanco October 13th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    I hate this stupid ump!!!! Not a strike

  1502. blake October 13th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    ___

    You dont know that.”

    I know there’d be a good chance of it

  1503. jacksquat October 13th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    strike zone awful

  1504. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    they playing 10 tonight

  1505. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    ump just wants to go home now.
    giving 10 inches off the plate.

  1506. Jeff in Canada October 13th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    ARod handed Cano the wrong torch. Go get the one in the gym bag under the bench in the locked closet.

  1507. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Girardi shouldve PH for Cano-worthless

  1508. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Stunned he didn’t call that a strike.

  1509. LGY October 13th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    How does Tex not bunt here?

  1510. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    lets blame the ump..please

  1511. Yogi Mantle October 13th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    0-5, Cano, yet Alex is the only one getting called out. Unreal.

    Maybe it is time to trade Cano. They might actually get some dumb team to take him and give back a ton of talent.

  1512. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    onbaseonbaseonbaseonbaseonbase

  1513. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    We have seen Girardi give up on games before in the play offs. He doesn’t want to use the good guys so instead he using the 12th guy. Really bad job by him tonight. You can’t ever give up on a play off game.

  1514. LGY October 13th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    The Yankees need a baserunner and the Tigers are basically handing him 1B

  1515. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    apparently that ISNT a strike now…..
    #consistantumpire

  1516. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    HIT THIS CLOWN!

  1517. Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    cant wait for this season to be over. 3 or 4 more games after this. cant wait.

  1518. Jeremy October 13th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Cano continues to show why people will never look at him as one of the elite hitters in the game. The guy has a stupid approach.

  1519. jacksquat October 13th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    So hard to get a walk with this strike zone.

  1520. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Cano needs to moved down the lineup .. seriously.

  1521. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Good at bat by Tex. I would love to get Ibanez up to the plate here.

  1522. Uncle Ellsworth October 13th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Hackers. you would think they would address the problem that got them booted last year

  1523. EliasInNH October 13th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Come On Teix

  1524. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Yogi Mantle October 13th, 2012 at 11:30 pm
    0-5, Cano, yet Alex is the only one getting called out. Unreal.

    Maybe it is time to trade Cano. They might actually get some dumb team to take him and give back a ton of talent.

    ————————-
    for Harper

  1525. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    RAUL .. LOL .. can you imagine !

  1526. Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    lol the crowd erupts for a walk. wow.

  1527. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Can you imagine? I mean can you imagine?

  1528. EliasInNH October 13th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Come on Rauuuuuul!

  1529. Nick in SF October 13th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Cue the greatest living Yankee hero!

  1530. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    YEAH BABY TYING RUN IS UP!

  1531. bruceb October 13th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Cano’s hot streak is officially over.

  1532. igotid88 October 13th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Come on Ibanez

  1533. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    blake says:
    October 13, 2012 at 11:28 pm
    One of the worst decisions I’ve seen Joe make to start the 8th with Lowe and it only being a two run game……just can’t do that
    ——
    Deja vu all over again. Last playoffs was equally as bad.

    Go Rauuuuul!

  1534. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    raoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1535. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Cano needs to moved down the lineup .. seriously.

    ___

    For who?

    Everyone other than Jeter, Ichiro and Tex need to be moved down.
    Someone has to hit 4-6.

  1536. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Great at bat. Let it fly Ibanez…

  1537. EliasInNH October 13th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    I CAN Imagine, Trish. I believe it’s possible because I saw it with my own eyes last Wednesday

  1538. theREALkevin October 13th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Man Valverde has looked terrible recently. Leyland brought him in tonight to try to boost his confidence and it’s backfired. C’MON RAUL FINISH IT OFF

  1539. Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    i did like how on the game tying hit in oakland. valverde didnt even back up the plate.

  1540. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Don’t go for the HR Raul, just get on base !

  1541. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    EVERYBODY HITS THE CLOWN!!!

  1542. blake October 13th, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    LGY says:
    October 13, 2012 at 11:30 pm
    How does Tex not bunt here?

    I don’t understand why he doesn’t hone that skill for stuff like this….it’s a free base runner if you can push a ball to 3B…..

  1543. Uncle Ellsworth October 13th, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Come on raul . the strike zone is messed up bad

  1544. Dill Pickler October 13th, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    “Could Smoltz be anymore pro-Detroit?”

    Smoltz hates the Yankees and always has. He’s never gotten over the fact that the Yanks made him and his Braves their b*tch and relegated them to a footnote in the 90s.

  1545. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Go Ibanez!!!!

  1546. blake October 13th, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Raul is our only hope

  1547. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Cano continues to show why people will never look at him as one of the elite hitters in the game. The guy has a stupid approach.

    —————————-

    Yea he hit over 300 the past 2 years in the post season. He sucks.

    BTW check what Hamilton has done in the postseason

  1548. jacksquat October 13th, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Go for it Raul.

  1549. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1550. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    NO FN WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!

  1551. LGY October 13th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    HOLY SH**********T

  1552. Tar October 13th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    OMG!!!!

  1553. Cashmoney October 13th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!

  1554. theREALkevin October 13th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    OMFG FOMFOMGODIJSOIFJSDo[isadjf[zojifas

  1555. user13 October 13th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    There no way that happened

  1556. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Go Ibanez!!!!!!! Are you kidding me?

  1557. blake October 13th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    OMG!!!!!!!

  1558. jacksquat October 13th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    RAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUULLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1559. Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    lul wut?!

  1560. CTYankeeInNCExile October 13th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Wow, just wow.

  1561. Jeff in Canada October 13th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    For fark sakes people!!!!!

  1562. Dill Pickler October 13th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Tell me again that there aren’t “clutch hitters”.

  1563. CB October 13th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Is there a place in the universe past sheer magic?

  1564. igotid88 October 13th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    RAAAAUUUUUULLL!!!!!

  1565. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    HE DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1566. bruceb October 13th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    UNREAL
    UNREAL
    UNREAL

  1567. ricardo1020 October 13th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    OMFG!

  1568. EliasInNH October 13th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    I. Don’t. Even. F$%^&*ing. Believe It.

  1569. lil m October 13th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    YOU’VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME :) :) :)

  1570. m October 13th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    OMG!!

  1571. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1572. syd_cash October 13th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    OMG!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

  1573. PRicanYankees42 October 13th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Raullll forrrr presidentttr!!!!

  1574. J2L October 13th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    OMG !!! I just punch my dog in the face !!!

  1575. Cashmoney October 13th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    F.U. Velverde!

  1576. BA October 13th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    I don’t believe what I just saw!

  1577. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    YEAH BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    YOU GOTTA KEEP THE FAITH BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1578. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Rauuuul so effin cool. Owns at NYS.

  1579. Uncle Ellsworth October 13th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Really. this guy is sick. sick i say. sick. win now

  1580. blake October 13th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    How can this be real

  1581. Benny Blanco October 13th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Omggggggggggggg

  1582. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Ibanez should hit 3rd tomorrow.

  1583. Niblick October 13th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Raul is unreal!

  1584. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Good bye clown….

    Now let’s please end this game now. It might take this offense 10 more innings to score another run.

  1585. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    PLEASE TELL ME I’M NOT DREAMING.

    PLEASE.

    PLEASE.

  1586. austinmac October 13th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Valverde, no one deserves it more. Ibanez is incredible.

  1587. CB October 13th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    This is shocking. It keeps happening. And it just keeps getting more surreal.

  1588. Nick in SF October 13th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Greatest living Yankee hero bails out Girardi!

    I don’t care for this Valverde guy, by the way.

  1589. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:23 pm
    Cards won last night when they were down to their last strike.

    —–

    They were down by two.. oh and they didn’t have Raullllll !!!

  1590. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    EVERYBODY HITS THE CLOWN!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1591. theREALkevin October 13th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    THANK YOU LEYLAND FOR BRINGING IN VALVERDE THANK YOU OMG OMGOMGOMG

  1592. user13 October 13th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Now its a good move that he didnt use soriano and robertson

  1593. Tar October 13th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    “Tell me again that there aren’t “clutch hitters”.”

    There is a new definition of clutch — RAUL

  1594. LGY October 13th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Yankee Legend

  1595. willwill October 13th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    just wow…..

  1596. kd October 13th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    the most incredible i’ve ever seen!!!

  1597. J2L October 13th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    The legend continues …

  1598. user13 October 13th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Good Valverde deserves it

  1599. Cashmoney October 13th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    please score one more run….

  1600. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    love baseball in bed

  1601. Jeff in Canada October 13th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Rauth I-babe-nez

  1602. LGY October 13th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Who knew we just needed a couple of former Mariners to save this crap offense?

  1603. Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    this rivals the 2001 WS games 4 and 5.

  1604. Jeremy October 13th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle

    Well maybe I am being to harsh. But his approach could be better. And who cares what Hamilton did ? This team has incompetent hitters who fail every year in the postseason. That should be the focus.

  1605. blake October 13th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    I’ve never seen anything like this…..

  1606. jacksquat October 13th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Movies aren’t this good!

  1607. JobaTipsHisCap October 13th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Lol, what can u say?
    Lol, lol

  1608. m October 13th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Was that Casman with a pen and new contract at the top step of the dugout?!

  1609. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Boss Tony, Jeff from Canada, everyone else who said it could be done (I held on too!)

    YOU ROCK!!!!!

  1610. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    NEVER GIVE UP!

  1611. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    I.. UH.. UHM.. WELL.. LIKE IF RAUL.. UHM… EHHH .. COUGH.. UHM… DREAMING… AROD IS .. WELL, COME ON LIKE THIS REALLY JUST HAPPENED AGAIN ?????? !!! ????????

  1612. Nick in SF October 13th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    As always, homer or bust is okay if you keep hitting the homers.

  1613. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    God bless you few optimists on this blog.

    I don’t know how you do it sometimes.

    Magic.

    We now MUST win this.

  1614. syd_cash October 13th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    i don’t understand it!!!!!!!!!!! OMG!! Watching it happen I’m like no way, because how can that be done!!!! Raul Ibanez!

  1615. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    It would really stink if the Yanks lose this game now. The offense really has to wake back up, It seems like Ibanez is the only one who can come through in these spots.

  1616. EliasInNH October 13th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    I’ll be damned. I can’t even believe it.

  1617. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Lol

  1618. Patrick October 13th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Oh my God … incredible

  1619. LGY October 13th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Ibanez makes me believe clutch exists.

    Nick Swisher makes me believe unclutch exists.

  1620. jacksquat October 13th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    user13 October 13th, 2012 at 11:36 pm
    Now its a good move that he didnt use soriano and robertson

    The game would be over…

  1621. Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    so what, they can only hit the other team’s closer??

  1622. Cashmoney October 13th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Come on Chavey!

  1623. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    PLEASE SOMEONE HERE TELL ME I’M NOT DREAMING.

    SAY “TRISHA IT’S REAL. YOU ARE NOT DREAMING.”

    Good Lord, I said this was the game I thought we would win. This was the game we kind of had to win.

  1624. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    end this now.

  1625. igotid88 October 13th, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    My reverse psycholgy worked

  1626. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    NAILS.. WHAT NAILS

  1627. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    Just win, baby!

    Andy off the hook. :)

  1628. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    I thought with the Yanks luck that the RFer was going to catch the ball at the wall.

  1629. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    They cannot lose this game now

  1630. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    papa pequeno

  1631. vc 11 October 13th, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    You can’t make this stuff up. :) This is just crazy ridiculous.

  1632. Against All Odds October 13th, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    Unreal

  1633. user13 October 13th, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    they have to win this game now!

  1634. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:39 pm
    PLEASE SOMEONE HERE TELL ME I’M NOT DREAMING.

    SAY “TRISHA IT’S REAL. YOU ARE NOT DREAMING.”

    Good Lord, I said this was the game I thought we would win. This was the game we kind of had to win.

    “TRISHA IT’S REAL. YOU ARE NOT DREAMING.”

    ICHIRO 2 RUN BOMB — TEX WALK — RA-OOOOOOOOO-UL AGAIN!

  1635. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Now Robertson and Soriano have to do their jobs. Hold them down until the Yanks can score another run.

  1636. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    this is how you win the world series. you make the opposing closer your b.

    valverde is our b

  1637. WMD October 13th, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    chavez sucks. where’s ADud?

  1638. Jeremy October 13th, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    If Girardi does not have Ibanez in the lineup in every playoff game from here out then he needs to be fired. It seems like Ibanez is one of the few hitters in this lineup with sense and talent.

  1639. RMS October 13th, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Raul is unbelievable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1640. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    P.S. I HATE CANO!

  1641. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    “Now its a good move that he didnt use soriano and robertson”

    :)

    Fallacy of the predetermined outcome.

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

  1642. JorgesArm October 13th, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    user13:

    You are right..they need this win…it will be a big one!

  1643. Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    I just wanted Chavez to end it. My heart will be devastated if we dont finish this off.

    I know a lot of you dont like me, but please tell me we’ll win this game.

  1644. Frozen Rope II October 13th, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    now we just need to hold them off long enough so Raul can hit again right?

  1645. blake October 13th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    LGY says:
    October 13, 2012 at 11:38 pm
    Ibanez makes me believe clutch exists.

    Nick Swisher makes me believe unclutch exists.

    There is your proof

  1646. Tyler October 13th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    I have so much love for Raul Ibanez…. i Love you Raul, I love you man….. un-be-lievable.

  1647. theREALkevin October 13th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    IS THIS REAL

  1648. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    The baseball gods want us to save it all for Valverde for dancing all over us like a puppet last season?

    ____________________

    mick, I KNOW you’ll give me kudos for this!

  1649. bruceb October 13th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Damn you Chavez.

    Bring back A-Rod!

  1650. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    If the Yankees only faced the other teams closers they would never lose

  1651. Cashmoney October 13th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    need one more run…

  1652. m October 13th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Captain Clutch,

    Looked like he was lining up for it. I though it was going to be the loudest out of the postseason.

  1653. blake October 13th, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Makes that whole Derek Lowe decision sting even more

  1654. qiantom October 13th, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Cano, Arod, Swisher, Granderson, Chavez all beyond miserable right now. Not sure how the team is going to win.

  1655. CB October 13th, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Ibanez’s exploits speak for themselves. But you can’t overlook Ichiro. What a game he’s had. 3 for 5. And his home run was just as important as Ibanez’s.

    Yanks must win this game now. With Verlander still to come they need to win this game.

  1656. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 11:40 pm
    I just wanted Chavez to end it. My heart will be devastated if we dont finish this off.

    I know a lot of you dont like me, but please tell me we’ll win this game.

    ————————-
    I’m in your corner

  1657. deleonj October 13th, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    hahaha i knew he was going to give up at least one but 4!!?

  1658. blake October 13th, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Tex has been awesome this postseason too

  1659. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    “IS THIS REAL”

    I THINK SO!

    You’re asking the same question I did, so it HAS to be real!

    OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :D

  1660. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Go So!

  1661. igotid88 October 13th, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    It always comes from the people you least expect. We have to win this now. Can’t go through all that for nothing.

  1662. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    RP’s just need t do their job

  1663. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    It just sucks the bottom of the order is coming up next

  1664. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    Dos mas.

  1665. theREALkevin October 13th, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    Yes they HAVE to win this game now. NO question you have to finish this off after that. Absolutely cannot waste that

  1666. blake October 13th, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    “Ibanez’s exploits speak for themselves. But you can’t overlook Ichiro. What a game he’s had. 3 for 5. And his home run was just as important as Ibanez’s.”

    Absolutely

  1667. Bring in the Goose October 13th, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    J2L says:
    October 13, 2012 at 11:35 pm
    OMG !!! I just punch my dog in the face !!!

    —-

    LoL! What!?

  1668. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    Boss Tony – didn’t I agree with you that it could be done?

    HOLD THAT FAITH!

  1669. jackamir October 13th, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    Deja vu all over again!!!! I’ve been a Yankee fan for over 60 yrs. I have see some incredible Yankee wins but Raul is something else..

  1670. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    where was that pitch????

  1671. Uncle Ellsworth October 13th, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    Do we have to wait till raul bats in the 12th?

  1672. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    and they have to win it before Cabrera and Fielder get back around…

  1673. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    VALVERDE — TAKE THAT YOU LOSER !

  1674. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    “It just sucks the bottom of the order is coming up next”

    Hey you never know. Look what just happened!

  1675. theREALkevin October 13th, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    Trisha- I’m not really sure honestly. Pinch me lol

  1676. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    jackamir October 13th, 2012 at 11:43 pm
    Deja vu all over again!!!! I’ve been a Yankee fan for over 60 yrs. I have see some incredible Yankee wins but Raul is something else..

    ——————————————-
    same here

  1677. Laura - I Bleed Blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    I was one of the ones complaining when the Yankees signed Ibanez. Clearly, I was wrong. Every now and then, you can catch lightning in a bottle.

    On another note, how is batting Chavez better than batting Alex? They are both out machines.

  1678. blake October 13th, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    ac1 says:
    October 13, 2012 at 11:44 pm
    and they have to win it before Cabrera and Fielder get back around…

    Yup

  1679. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    I like that blonde they just showed

  1680. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    WIN THIS GAME!

  1681. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    Ichiro is heating up … man where we’d be in the PS without Jeter, Ichiro and Raul.. no where.

  1682. MG October 13th, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    Unbelievable

    Seriously unbelievable

    Pigs were just seen flying past Yankee Stadium

  1683. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    “Do we have to wait till raul bats in the 12th?”

    It would almost be fitting.

  1684. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    is Swisher still in this game

  1685. Jeff in Canada October 13th, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    Trish – all these people watching for years…how quickly we forget. Anything can happen in the Bronx.

    Babe Rauth

  1686. JorgesArm October 13th, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    No walks Sori!!!

  1687. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    Ibanez in the process of getting a monument

  1688. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    I’m batting Arod there

  1689. deleonj October 13th, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    we’re winning this game.

  1690. Uncle Ellsworth October 13th, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    If martin can diuble w two outs maybe dj could single him in.

  1691. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    Can Drob or Soriano go 2 if need be?

  1692. Jeff in Canada October 13th, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    Somewhere, AJ is prepping a pie.

    For old times sake..

  1693. Bronx Jeers October 13th, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    @NormanChad:

    I have spent a lifetime rooting against the Yankees — I would’ve been better off trying to tunnel to China with a teaspoon.

  1694. igotid88 October 13th, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    Why do people pay all that money for tickets and leave before the gam e is over

  1695. Dill Pickler October 13th, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    What is that, 4 game-tying or winning homers in the 9th inning or later in the last, what, 8 games? Amazing.

    Reminiscent of those home games in the 2001 World Series. That’s the only thing I can compare it to.

  1696. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    “Trisha- I’m not really sure honestly. Pinch me lol”

    Kev, I’m where you are, believe me. I still don’t know if I breathed regularly since what I think I saw.

    :lol:

    Too bad we can’t meet up right now and pinch each other REAL HARD because that’s what it will take to get me back from this dreamstate!

  1697. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Uno mas.

  1698. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    igotid88 October 13th, 2012 at 11:46 pm
    Why do people pay all that money for tickets and leave before the gam e is over

    ————————-
    long ride back home to CT

  1699. BA October 13th, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    Cabrera looks like he needs a drink

  1700. Boss Tony N October 13th, 2012 at 11:47 pm

    It’s Swisher next.

    Please God. I have really tried to change over the past 2 years. I still have bad thoughts and vile thoughts, but I have improved my actions. I do good things for others and I never look for anything in return.

    Please allow Nick Swisher to hit a walk of home run in the 10th inning.

    Please God, I havent wanted anything so badly since February 5, 2012.

    Please God, allow Swisher to get the monkey off his back and help the team.

  1701. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    WIN THIS GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1702. ac1 October 13th, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    im letting gardner come in for either swish or grandy.
    he can at least try to lay a bunt single down.

  1703. Captain Clutch October 13th, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Good thing the Yanks still have Robertson and Soriano available. The Tigers already used the only 2 decent pitchers in their bullpen.

  1704. igotid88 October 13th, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Walk off Granderson

  1705. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Grandy with a bomb

  1706. syd_cash October 13th, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    ayahyha please get it done this inning. Swish, Grandy would be great if either of you could step up….k please and thanks.

  1707. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    “Trish – all these people watching for years…how quickly we forget. Anything can happen in the Bronx.”

    Jeff, I’m with you. I always say that until the last out of the game, I believe the Yanks can win it.

  1708. blake October 13th, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    The way the TBS crew basically said nothing during the call I almost though Raul’s ball wasn’t going out….shouldn’t have doubted Raul

  1709. willwill October 13th, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    gardner needs to hit

  1710. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    Walk off time, please.

  1711. blake October 13th, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Win now…. Don’t want Cabrera to get another AB

  1712. m October 13th, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Let’s not let Papa “Not So” Grande get away with another blown save.

  1713. Ys Guy October 13th, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    this really really really would be a great time for swisher to finally come through. he’s too good a hitter to be this bad this long. and there’s still time for him (and for arod) to get hot and have a great PS.

  1714. EliasInNH October 13th, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    trisha – true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:48 pm
    “Trish – all these people watching for years…how quickly we forget. Anything can happen in the Bronx.”

    Jeff, I’m with you. I always say that until the last out of the game, I believe the Yanks can win it.
    —-
    Yeah, but even this time you were a little down on them at points as it got later and later…come on, even I could tell ;)

  1715. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 11:49 pm

    Grandy with a bomb…

  1716. Triple Short of a Cycle October 13th, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    At first I thought the ball was definitely out then when I saw him camped at the wall I expected it to die at the wall

  1717. J2L October 13th, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Bring in the Goose says:
    October 13, 2012 at 11:43 pm
    J2L says:
    October 13, 2012 at 11:35 pm
    OMG !!! I just punch my dog in the face !!!

    —-

    LoL! What!?

    ——-

    I had him on my lap while watching Raul HR .. I got up and rise my arm and punch him in the face.. So cool =D

  1718. syd_cash October 13th, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    doesn’t have to be a home run…..i take a walk off hit…..i’ll take anything that is a walk-off and means we win in 10. Just put something together guys.

  1719. blake October 13th, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    @ESPNStatsInfo: Raul Ibanez is the first player ever with three home runs in the ninth inning or later in a single postseason.

  1720. CB October 13th, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Excellent inning from Soriano. Critical that he went through that section of the line up 1-2-3. Even if Detroit gets a man on next inning Cabrera won’t get an at bat. Detroit will have to get 2 on base before he gets a shot.

    That said – let’s finish it here.

  1721. RMS October 13th, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Let’s end it, now.

  1722. jacksquat October 13th, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    The way this postseason is going, I’m going to look like Raul at the end of it.

  1723. Nick in SF October 13th, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    We win the game here :arrow:

  1724. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    Grandy with a bomb…………………………..

  1725. blake October 13th, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    @mikeaxisa: Just keep it tied until Raul comes up again.

  1726. yankeefeminista October 13th, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    The only game I ever left early was 2004 Game 7, couldn’t stand to see Sux celebrate on our field.

  1727. jackamir October 13th, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    Trisha– The ghosts of the old Yankee Stadium have made their way to this venue and are laughing at the pessimistic fans.

  1728. JorgesArm October 13th, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    Maybe the West Virginia smiling hick Nick can do something productive now

  1729. BBFan October 13th, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Swisher walk.
    Gardner pinch run.
    A hit next and we win the game.

  1730. Dill Pickler October 13th, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    “@ESPNStatsInfo: Raul Ibanez is the first player ever with three home runs in the ninth inning or later in a single postseason.”

    And then add the 9th inning HR against Boston to tie the game (and game-winning single in extra-innings). Truly amazing.

  1731. JorgesArm October 13th, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Swisher needs to be on base

  1732. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    Elias – I never thought they couldn’t win this game. Was I realistic in my assessments of the present? Of course.

  1733. JorgesArm October 13th, 2012 at 11:53 pm

    He hit the ball…that’s promising.

  1734. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    Grandy with a bomb//////////////////////

  1735. syd_cash October 13th, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    wow that is NOT a strike

  1736. J2L October 13th, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    Can the grandyman ?

  1737. user13 October 13th, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    Swisher walk. – lol i wish
    Gardner pinch run.
    A hit next and we win the game.

  1738. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:55 pm

    NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    Thanks Penny! Just saw your post to me. Nothing but peace and love for us from here on out!

    :)

  1739. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    Just get on base Grandy !

  1740. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 13th, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    ANOTHER THREAD ————————>

  1741. joeman October 13th, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    stole that walk

  1742. J2L October 13th, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    Run ! Run ! Steal !

  1743. PRicanYankees42 October 13th, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    We caught a break… He swung, but ill take it :D

  1744. NYY_Girl_Penny October 13th, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    Don’t try and do too much Russell .. just get on base.

  1745. user13 October 13th, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    kk I agree with this…

  1746. Dill Pickler October 13th, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    um…. gardner pinch running for granderson????

  1747. user13 October 13th, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    he better actually steal

  1748. syd_cash October 13th, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    yeah Gardy!!!!! C’mon Martin!!!!!!!!!!! He’s quitely had a good game….so c’mon get that walk off hit!

  1749. user13 October 13th, 2012 at 11:58 pm

    nice nice… any chance on stealing third?

  1750. syd_cash October 14th, 2012 at 12:01 am

    omg

  1751. JorgesArm October 14th, 2012 at 12:02 am

    oh well…it’s up to Jeter now

  1752. syd_cash October 14th, 2012 at 12:05 am

    sigh

  1753. qiantom October 14th, 2012 at 12:05 am

    Don’t remember the last time Jeter hit a walkoff.

  1754. qiantom October 14th, 2012 at 12:13 am

    Jackson very dangerous.

  1755. willwill October 14th, 2012 at 12:39 am

    Yeah i cant watch..gameday time

  1756. Dill Pickler October 14th, 2012 at 1:04 am

    I would be happy to never see Swisher in a Yankee uniform ever again.

  1757. Dill Pickler October 14th, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Triple Short of a Cycle — since you ran away and hid last night after Ibanez proved my point (that there are clutch hitters and non-clutch hitters), here’s a follow-up.

    I can’t believe you actually tried to use 2004 as an example of Arod being clutch in the postseason. 2004 pretty much proves my point all by itself. Yes, he was great in the first round against the Twins, as pretty much all the Yankees always are against the Twins, whom the Yanks have dominated for years, but against Boston in the ALCS?

    In games 1-3, when the Yanks were pounding Boston from the get-go (they jumped out to a 2-0 in the first inning in game 1, relieving any pressure on the offense, then scored 4 more runs in the third, to lead 6-0, and led 8-0 on their way to a 10-7 win), Arod was a world-beater, like the rest of the team. Well, he went 2-5 with 2 singles in game 1, and no rbis.
    In game 2, a close 3-1 game, he went 1-4 with an infield single, struck out looking in the 2nd with runners at the corners and two out; got an infield single in the fifth with one out and nobody on, flew out with the bases loaded and two out in the 8th.
    In game 3, already ahead 2-0 in the series, the Yanks jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first, then, after Boston scored 4 in the second to take the lead, the Yanks scored 3 more in the third and never looked back on their way to a 19-8 blowout. Arod went 3-5 with 2 doubles and a homer and 5 rbi.

    But in games 4-7, all losses, Arod went 2-13 and stopped hitting as soon as it became a series.

    Game 4, 6-4 loss in 12 innings, 1-5 with a homer in the 3rd inning. Which is when he stopped hitting for the series.

    Game 5, a 5-4 loss in 14 innings, 0-4 with 2 strikeouts, including a strikeout in the 8th with the series-winning run on 3rd and one out. A strikeout in the 10th, and a flyout in the 12th with the series-winning run on 2nd and two outs. Two chances to send them to the World Series and did nothing.

    Game 6, a 4-2 loss, he went 1-4 with a leadoff single in the fourth. In the 8th, when the Yanks were trying to rally back from a 4-1 deficit, Jeter singled in a run and Arod came up with one out and grounded out to the pitcher to kill the rally.

    And in Game 7, a 10-3 loss, Arod went 0-4 with a strikeout. He came up in the third with runners on the corners and one out, when it was still within reach and killed another rally by again grounding out to the pitcher.

    So, to sum up, Arod goes 7-14 in the first three games-plus, with two homers, two doubles while they were crushing Boston, then, as soon as Boston started making it a series and put on some pressure in games 4-7, he went 1-11 with a leadoff single, and repeatedly killed rallies by either striking out or grounding out to the pitcher.

    And that’s your example of Arod being clutch?????

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