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ALCS Game 3: Yankees at Tigers

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Gameday Thread on Oct 16, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (0-2)
Brett Gardner LF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Raul Ibanez DH
Russell Martin C
Eric Chavez 3B
Curtis Granderson CF
Eduardo Nunez SS

RHP Phil Hughes (0-0, 1.35)
Hughes vs. Tigers

TIGERS (2-0)
Austin Jackson CF
Quintin Berry LF
Miguel Cabrera 3B
Prince Fielder 1B
Delmon Young DH
Andy Dirks RF
Jhonny Peralta SS
Alex Avila C
Omar Infante 2B

RHP Justin Verlander (2-0, 0.56)
Verlander vs. Yankees

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

WEATHER: Nice, clear sky with temperatures in the 50s.

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

TWO DOWN: The Yankees have lost the first two games of an ALCS for the second time (also 1980 when they were swept by Kansas City under a three-game format). It marks the ninth time the Yankees have started a best-of-seven series 0-2, all coming in the World Series (1922 vs. New York Giants, ‘56 vs. Brooklyn, ‘58 vs. Milwaukee, ‘63 vs. Los Angeles, ‘76 vs. Cincinnati, ‘78 vs. Los Angeles, ‘96 vs. Atlanta and 2001 vs. Arizona). They came back to win the series four times in those previous situations (‘56, ‘58, ‘78 and ‘96). They were swept in ‘22, ‘63 and ‘76 and lost in seven games in ‘01.

NO HOME-FIELD ADVANTAGE: This is the third time the Yankees have lost the first two games of a best-of-seven series with both losses coming as the home team (also ‘63 when they were swept by the Dodgers and ‘96 when they won four straight vs. Atlanta (beating Glavine, Avery, Smoltz and Maddux).

BAD START, BUT GOOD STARTERS: Yankees starters have combined to go 2-2 with a 2.33 ERA in the 2012 postseason. They have 48 strikeouts, a .201 opponents average, and?have tossed at least six innings with three earned runs or less in all seven starts, matching their World Championship season of 2009 for the best such stretch to start a postseason in franchise history.

UPDATE, 8:08 p.m.: Here we go folks. Gardner leading off, showing bunt in his fourth at-bat since April. Don’t forget, Carp is chatting down below.

UPDATE, 8:12 p.m.: Gardner grounds to second and the Yankees go down in order in the first.

UPDATE, 8:19 p.m.: Cabrera gets on in the air, but it’s caught by Granderson for the second out of the first inning. A fly-ball pitcher against Cabrera and Fielder is a dangerous thing.

UPDATE, 8:24 p.m.: Single, walk and a couple of medium-depth fly balls, but Hughes is through the first inning and through the heart of the Tigers order with the game scoreless after one.

UPDATE, 8:30 p.m.: Impossible to question whether Ibanez is hustling out of the box.

UPDATE, 8:45 p.m.: Make that 15 postseason strikeouts for Granderson.

UPDATE, 8:57 p.m.: Hughes got ahead of Cabrera, but with two outs and a man on, walking him isn’t the worst result. Gotta get Fielder now. Lefties had a harder time hitting Hughes than right handers during the season.

UPDATE, 8:59 p.m.: Annnnnnd breathe. Fielder swings at a 3-0 pitch and flies to center. Hughes is through three innings, game still scoreless, Verlander — of course — working on a perfect game.

UPDATE, 9:08 p.m.: Ichiro singles for the Yankees first hit of the night.

UPDATE, 9:16 p.m.: Young continues to clobber the Yankees in the postseason. His solo homer to start the bottom of the fourth has the Tigers in front 1-0.

UPDATE, 9:20 p.m.: Hughes velocity has been 90-91 most of the night, and now he’s pulled because of some sort of apparent injury concern. He’s given the Yankees the kind of start I think they were hoping to see — some hits, but until the inevitable homer he’d kept this lineup off the board — and now it’s Phelps coming in from the pen.

UPDATE, 9:32 p.m.: Still no word on Hughes’ injury, but Phelps is one out away from getting out of the inning.

UPDATE, 9:33 p.m.: Groundball to short and Phelps is out of the inning. It was dicey — a single and a couple of medium-depth fly balls — but Phelps has done the job. Can’t see anyone getting loose in the bullpen, so it looks like the fifth inning will belong to Phelps as well.

UPDATE, 9:45 p.m.: Verlander is awfully good, and the Yankees have very little to show for their at-bats so far. Ichiro’s fourth-inning single remains their only hit heading into the bottom of the fifth.

UPDATE, 9:47 p.m.: Bad hop for Chavez, but it’s an E-5 and the leadoff man is on for the Tigers in the fifth. Middle of the order now coming to the plate.

UPDATE, 9:52 p.m.: Bad route for Granderson on the hard line drive by Cabrera. It’s an RBI double and the Tigers lead is up to 2-0.

UPDATE, 9:57 p.m.: Terrific play by Nunez to save a run (for now). Here comes Eppley to face Peralta with two outs and runners at the corners.

UPDATE, 10:01 p.m.: One unearned run in the inning as Eppley gets out of it.

HUGHES UPDATE: Phil Hughes has a stiff back according to the Yankees.

UPDATE, 10:27 p.m.: Girardi’s most questionable bullpen decision of the series might have been letting Boone Logan pitch to Miguel Cabrera with one out and the bases loaded in the sixth. Of course, Logan got a groundball to third and an inning-ending double play. Who knew?

UPDATE, 11:01 p.m.: Logan is still out there for the ninth. This pitching staff — despite Hughes’ stiff back, Chavez’s error and a lot of work for the bullpen — has done its job. Two runs is awfully good against this Tigers lineup, but the Yankees offense has been awful once again. Obviously a lot of that is Verlander, but given the way this postseason has gone, it seems the Yankees never really had much of a chance. They’ve got one inning to prove people wrong, but right now it’s the same old story all over again.

UPDATE, 11:05 p.m.: Logan got through 2.1 innings on 25 pitches, including that huge double play against Cabrera. Here’s Joba Chamberlain to face Infante with two outs and the bases empty in the eighth. The Yankees have Nunez, Gardner and Ichiro coming to the plate in the ninth. Verlander is at 115 pitches.

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1,089 Responses to “ALCS Game 3: Yankees at Tigers”

  1. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

    Go Huuuuuuuughes! Go Yanksssssss!

  2. Mike in Harrisburg October 16th, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Good luck Phil. We’re all counting on you.

  3. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    GO PHIL!!!

    GO YANKS!!!

    A win is on its way.

    :)

  4. Yankee Trader October 16th, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Go bats. Speed kills. Use it tonight and scratch out a win!

  5. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Go Yanks!!!

  6. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Mark Feinsand?@BloggingBombers

    Detroit crowd being told to cheer as TBS about to go to air. Pathetic. Yankee Stadium may have had empty seats, but they respect

  7. Tabbert October 16th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    Lets go Yankees. Its not time to give up just yet. We can press the reset button tonight. Lets go hughes, and lets go offense. Time to steal game three and get back in this series.

    Go Yankees!

  8. UnKnown October 16th, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    The time is now this is the Yankees time.

    Let’s go out and win a ballgame and SHOCK the world.

  9. blake October 16th, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    Go Hughes! Make your mark…

    Go yanks

  10. djsunyc October 16th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    the last time we were here, it was the AJ adventure and granderson saving him with that great catch.

  11. pat October 16th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    A coup in the making?

    DavidWaldstein

    for pre-game intros, A-Rod stands next to Freddy Garcia, Ivan Nova & Cervelli. Just a hunch that’s not a big Joe Girardi fan club right now

  12. Yankee Trader October 16th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    YF-

    Any chance we see Bernie Williams pinch hitting- a 3 run homer in the 8th inning, to win this game like he did in Atlanta to fuel the Yankees comeback in the 96 WS? :)

  13. blake October 16th, 2012 at 8:07 pm

    Loved when Ernie just poked Smoltzy by talking about the 96 team and how they came back from. 0-2

  14. djsunyc October 16th, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    so all tbs can talk about is arod but not one mention of swisher sitting.

  15. Kayster October 16th, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Need a big win tonight LEGGO!!!

  16. Jerkface October 16th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Gonna be a long night if Verlander gets down and away off the plate against lefties

  17. tomingeorgia October 16th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    Le’s, go boys. Why not?

  18. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Don’t know how I could have missed the Arod furor but let me say this clearly and unequivocally. I now cannot stand the sight if him and if I never see him in a game again it will be far too soon.

    I have your back until you turn into someone who’s lazy or doesn’t bother learning how to spell T-E-A-M.

    He can burn in hell for all I care. Slob.

  19. Jeff NJ October 16th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Like having Gardner in lineup but he had no business leading off.

  20. luis October 16th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Go Hughes, Go Yankees!

  21. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    YT, alas no Bernie to bail us out, but let someone else step up and make a statement. Or better yet, let’s be ahead going into the 8th and go RoSo FTW.

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

    Verlander is definitely going to throw a lot of changeups tonight. He knows that the Yanks can hit his fastballs.

  23. Yankee Trader October 16th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    Blake-

    He ramping up the FB early like he did in Oakland.

    95 punchout

  24. blake October 16th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    He’s dialing it up early

  25. Triple Short of a Cycle October 16th, 2012 at 8:11 pm

    bats look good tonight

  26. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    They have to lay off those high fastballs. They aren’t strikes and you can’t hit them.

  27. TheStraw October 16th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Need a good effort out of Phil tonight just to keep it close….

  28. blake October 16th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    Yup…..no early 91′s tonight

  29. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    8 pitches

  30. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    Seriously? You’re complaining already? Now that’s a surprise!

    I didn’t expect to score 5 runs off Verlander in the first inning but maybe your expectations were different.

    :roll:

  31. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 8:13 pm

    That was for the ever patient and supportive Triple.

  32. djsunyc October 16th, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    verlander is getting the outside corner and starting 0-1 on every count.

  33. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 8:14 pm

    They have success against Verlander when they are patient. But there was no patience in that inning.

  34. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Go Hughes!!!

  35. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Only the first inning but if that’s a sign of the Verlander that showed up tonight….. yikes.

  36. tomingeorgia October 16th, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    trisha,
    We win tonight, however it happens. Probably solo HRs!

  37. djsunyc October 16th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    verlander is throwing strikes. can’t go 0-2 to start each count.

  38. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 8:14 pm
    They have success against Verlander when they are patient. But there was no patience in that inning.
    ———————————————————

    Verlander threw a lot of strikes that inning… patience only gets them so far or they will be down 0-2 every at bat.

  39. jacksquat October 16th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Jerkface October 16th, 2012 at 8:09 pm
    Gonna be a long night if Verlander gets down and away off the plate against lefties

    Or a short night.

    If that keeps up, certain people should go with it and bunt to Cabrera.

  40. djsunyc October 16th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    where in the blue heck was that pitch?

  41. blake October 16th, 2012 at 8:16 pm

    Tyler says:
    October 16, 2012 at 8:15 pm
    Only the first inning but if that’s a sign of the Verlander that showed up tonight….. yikes.

    Yup….he gonna be tough ….Phil has to match him….no pressure

  42. blake October 16th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Should have been struck out

  43. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Of course a strike isn’t called and then a hit. I hate when Verlander gets a giant strike zone and the opposing pitcher doesn’t.

  44. djsunyc October 16th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    just like that, a strikeout and 2 outs nobody on is wiped away b/c of a non-strike call. wow.

  45. luis October 16th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    He was k’d

  46. Kayster October 16th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Did i miss something what happen to arod

  47. igotid88 October 16th, 2012 at 8:17 pm

    Come on Ump that was a strike 3.

  48. blake October 16th, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Not to make excuses but the Yanks have been getting hosed by umpires the whole postseason

  49. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    Hughes has to stay inside on Cabrera like Kuroda did. Cabrera owns Hughes because he doesn’t hit his spots and stays outside on him. Can’t pitch him like that.

  50. Boston Jim October 16th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    that crap changes the whole inning. o, smoltz did mention it.. surprise surprise

  51. luis October 16th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Don’t give in Phil, don’t throw him anything to hit

  52. blake October 16th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Got it off the end luckily

  53. jacksquat October 16th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Keep hitting those fly balls pls, thx.

  54. Yankee Trader October 16th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    That 0-2 pitch was the same pitch Cabrera hit off Hughes for a home August 3rd, and he took it for a strike.

  55. luis October 16th, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    Atta boy

  56. Yankee Trader October 16th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    *2-0* pitch

  57. jackamir October 16th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Go Phil
    Go Yanks

    Get to Verlander
    Play with Yankee Pride!!!!!!!!

  58. syd_cash October 16th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    know i’m late but i’m loving the line up for the Yanks, at least these guys will go out tonight and try to do something and go Hughes!!

  59. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Hughes is the only Yankees pitcher that pitches Cabrera away like that. Definitely not a recipe for success.

  60. Boston Jim October 16th, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    nothing wrong w Arod, Joe wanted to get him closer to the chicks in the 1st row.

  61. blake October 16th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Like the 2-0 CU

  62. NYY_Girl_Penny October 16th, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Gotta love Cabrera taking a pitch 2-0, our bats will never do that! One wins the triple crown and the other gets .. Nada!!

  63. Boston Jim October 16th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    inning should b over

  64. NYY_Girl_Penny October 16th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Lol

  65. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Come on Hughes!!! It seems like he is nibbling or his command isn’t great.

  66. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Just need one more, Phil.

  67. igotid88 October 16th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Hughes had to throw at least 8 more pitches than he needed to because of that missed call strike 3

  68. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    strike 1 is big here. Come on Phil!

  69. moctezuma October 16th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    They get the calls when they play well. It is momentum. Yes clearly the umpiring has gone bush league but this team should be able to rise above. Rise to the occasion! Hughes just got that low slider called a strike. Good sign?

  70. Yankee Trader October 16th, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    Delmon Young is no picnic for Hughes. Let’s go Phil

  71. blake October 16th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Not locating that slider so far

  72. luis October 16th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Phil is throwing way too many sliders early

  73. Boston Jim October 16th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    no harm other than pitches.

  74. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    Atta boy, Phil.

  75. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    HA HA HA. I was shaking in my boots. :roll:

    I trust Phil Hughes and his stuff.

  76. I Am Winning October 16th, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    That wasn’t the easiest 1st inning, but we have them right where we want them, for now.

  77. Tabbert October 16th, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Nice Job Hughsey! Lets go offense! lets get some momentum to build on.

  78. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Good thing he got the porn star out

  79. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Scary… but scoreless nonetheless.

  80. jacksquat October 16th, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Phil doesn’t have that diving 2-seamer like Hiroki has to go down and in on Cabrera.

  81. NYY_Girl_Penny October 16th, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    NYY_Girl_Penny says:
    October 16, 2012 at 8:21 pm
    Gotta love Cabrera taking a pitch 2-0, our bats will never do that! One wins the triple crown and the other gets .. Nada!!
    -//
    Shoulda said taking a 2-0 pitch that was a strije down that he didnt like…

    The more i watch other hitters approach i have to say K.Long has to have some level of accountability.

  82. Tabbert October 16th, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Lets hope the real robbie is back. He is good enough to carry the entire team on his back.

  83. blake October 16th, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Delmon Ypung had a .707 OPS this year and now he’s good again? Of course he is…..

  84. tomingeorgia October 16th, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Remembering good big Yankee right-handers in the past. Can’t remember any who wouldn’t go up and in on anybody. Am I wrong?

  85. jackamir October 16th, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Lets make it happen. SCORE EARLY AND OFTEN!!!!We can get to Verlander….

  86. luis October 16th, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    He needs to establish the FB first and foremost.

  87. Yankee Trader October 16th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Luis-

    Noticed Phil shaking off Martin and throwing the slider. He’ll need all 3 pitches plus an occasional CU to get thru this lineup a second time.

  88. NYY_Girl_Penny October 16th, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Bet we are in early swing mode

  89. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    Verlander getting an expanded strike zone is fantastic.

  90. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    That was a very weak swing from Cano. It seems like anything near the plate is going to be a strike for Verlander.

  91. blake October 16th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Did Ernie just say Peralta was one of the best in the business?

  92. sunny615 October 16th, 2012 at 8:28 pm

    Not taking many pitches are they. All of 11 pitches thru 4 batters.

  93. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    TBS reporting on that flirting rumor started by the Post and the Daily News, lol. They did get a contract with TMZ before the game?

  94. UnKnown October 16th, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    Hughes was smart last inning to pitch around Prince and get Young.

    Way work Phillip.

    Raul having a pro AB here. Not a surprise.

  95. sunny615 October 16th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    At least ibanez saw more than 3 pitches. That’s something.

  96. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Ibanez had a good at bat. At least he made him throw some pitches.

  97. blake October 16th, 2012 at 8:30 pm

    Ibanez battles….

  98. luis October 16th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Trader,

    As long as he doesn’t fall in love with it, I am fine with him throwing it, but he has to establish his bread a butter first.

    Good at bat by Ibanez

  99. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Ibanez took pitches. Nice…

  100. Jerkface October 16th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Good job russ-muns.

  101. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Give me a break Martin…

  102. jacksquat October 16th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Cancelled out by Martin’s 1 pitch…

  103. NYY_Girl_Penny October 16th, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    Turning the game off.. I hate Russell Martin!

  104. syd_cash October 16th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    wow Martin maybe you shouldn’t swing at the first pitch

  105. Kayster October 16th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Dam their fielders always make plays

  106. UnKnown October 16th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    WTH no way I thought that pop up from Russ would stay in and not make the stands. Damn.

  107. Triple Short of a Cycle October 16th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Thats whats its come down to for us, being happy with good at bats that result in outs

  108. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    I’m numb right now. Nor excited, nor depressed… Is that bad?

  109. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    I guess the approach is see the fastball and swing away. The approach is terrible. He is going to throw a complete game with 70 pitches. Kevin Long gets paid a ton of money and he has to get some of the blame for this.

  110. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    LET’S GO PHIL!!!

    Sad to think our SP has been unequivocally qualitatively superior to theirs to this point (meaning in games 1 and 2) and they are 2 up on us. But, water under the bridge. Tonight the damn bursts – and even if it’s just a trickle that makes it to the scorboard because Verlander isn’t easy to hit, our Yankees are going to do it. With Verlander, not unusual to have to wait to score.

  111. ac1 October 16th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    it is embarrassing that TBS spent that entire half inning talking about a story the Post like it was story of the year…..

  112. igotid88 October 16th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    I would like for Hughes to get Verlander’s strike zone

  113. blake October 16th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    @awfulannouncing: It was A-Rod’s master plan to get benched tonight with Justin Verlander pitching. Now he’s free to try to get Kate Upton’s phone number.

  114. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    I’m numb right now. Nor excited, nor depressed… Is that bad?
    —————–

    To be honest all day I wasn’t even excited to watch the game. I knew what the most likely outcome will be but I will still waste 4 hours watching it.

  115. Nick in SF October 16th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    “nick said I would have my chocolate in time to celebrate the ACLS. I think that’s what he said. So I have a few days to go!”

    I know you’re superstitious, so I didn’t want to order too early, but the wheels are now officially in motion.

  116. UnKnown October 16th, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    We’re fine. I think we should all know that a blow out might not be in the cards tonight. This is a game we are going to have to stay close enough where we can steal it late. Let’s just hang on and we can win this off the Tiger pen.

  117. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    Telling difference from Cano’s jog to Ibanez’ running.

  118. Nick in SF October 16th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Someone on local sports radio said that if he heard Springsteen/”..this train…” one more time he was going to “go all Matt Holliday on someone” — yikes.

  119. sunny615 October 16th, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    20 pitches thru 2. At this rate Verlander could pitch two complete games against the #Yankees.

  120. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    AndrewMarchand Who would be less likely to make an error at short tonight — Nunez or A-Rod?
    ——————————————————————

    You have to be kidding me….

  121. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    “I’m numb right now. Nor excited, nor depressed… Is that bad?”

    Of course it’s not! We all process differently and numb would certainly be understandable.

    I’m psyched because I am anticipating good things to come!

    :)

  122. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Wow, close pitch there. Looked like strike 3.

  123. Wang IS Taiwan October 16th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Telling difference from Cano’s jog to Ibanez’ running.

    ~~~~~~~~~

    No kidding.

  124. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    K

  125. tonyd October 16th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Its early so everyone can stop stressing, win or lose there are plenty of other fans that would love to be in our position but this teams success has spoiled way too many people. enjoy the game

  126. blake October 16th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Way to go Phil!

  127. TheStraw October 16th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Nice inning, Phil!

  128. UnKnown October 16th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGHES

  129. Wang IS Taiwan October 16th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    Good job, Phil!

  130. ac1 October 16th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    we are going to get another good pitching performance that will probably be wasted.
    that being said, i think we win 3-1.

  131. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    “20 pitches thru 2. At this rate Verlander could pitch two complete games against the #Yankees.”

    But nothing says that every Verlander pitch is going to be perfect. So let him lost with a minimum number of pitches.

    LOVE our SP.

  132. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    AndrewMarchand Who would be less likely to make an error at short tonight — Nunez or A-Rod? ——————————————————————

    You have to be kidding me….
    ——————————–

    I know. Wish Nunez hit a homer next inning to quiet those calls for a while.

  133. tomingeorgia October 16th, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    0-0 after two. Any fans here, or just naysyers? We’ll get this guy. Go, Yankees!

  134. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    It’s funny how the ump missed 2 pitches over the plate that were strikes. But I am sure that Verlander is going to get 1 million pitches off the plate to lefties called strikes. The strike zone has been weird in the play offs.

  135. NYY_Girl_Penny October 16th, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    Its early so everyone can stop stressing, win or lose there are plenty of other fans that would love to be in our position but this teams success has spoiled way too many people. enjoy the game

    —–

    Lol yey thats why we are frustrated.. Makes total sense, we are spoiled. Nothing to do with .000 bats.

  136. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    “I’m numb right now. Nor excited, nor depressed… Is that bad?”

    Of course it’s not! We all process differently and numb would certainly be understandable.

    I’m psyched because I am anticipating good things to come!
    ———————————-

    You are such an important part of this board, Trisha. Never change!

  137. Nick in SF October 16th, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Sometimes I just swing by an In-n-Out for a milkshake to celebrate a Hughes win, but tonight it’ll be a full-on Double-Double with fries. Nice job so far, Young Master Philip!

  138. blake October 16th, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Surprised he didn’t call that 1-0 pitch a strike

  139. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 8:42 pm

    Cano seems relaxed, lol.

  140. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 8:43 pm

    Damn that was ball 4

  141. blake October 16th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    Good swing….but it’s death in CF tonight with the wind blowing in

  142. ac1 October 16th, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    just stick to changeups with granderson and he will swing over them every time…
    no adjustment

  143. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Granderson please make contact….

  144. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    You can hit him Grandy

  145. blake October 16th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Here comes the CU

  146. JorgesArm October 16th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Yankees get 3 hits tonight and lose

  147. Boston Jim October 16th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    grandy K?

  148. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Another pitch chased out of the zone…

  149. blake October 16th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Or 96

  150. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    A Grandy special.

  151. willwill October 16th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    Just me who basically who has stopped caring?

  152. ac1 October 16th, 2012 at 8:45 pm

    steikeout #542 for granderson this season

  153. Wang IS Taiwan October 16th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Where’s the change in approach?

  154. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    They have to try and lay off those high fastballs. They aren’t strikes and you will either strike out or pop it up. They are really helping him out by swinging at those pitches.

  155. Kayster October 16th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Short night

  156. jacksquat October 16th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Air seems as thick as soup tonight.

  157. Triple Short of a Cycle October 16th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    Still early saying the offense looks great Trish?

  158. ac1 October 16th, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    33 through 3 for Verlander.
    guess he is going 9 unless they hit him hard

  159. willwill October 16th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    I sense a perfect game tonight.

  160. blake October 16th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Shocking that Grandy Kd

  161. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Let’s just hope they don’t get no hit. These at bats are ugly.

  162. Yankee Trader October 16th, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    Plan obviously is not for the speed guys to bunt for a hit. Swing early and often.

  163. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Padres drafted Matt Bush over Verlander in 2006. Example number 1 of how to kill a franchise.

  164. munson15 October 16th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    That K zone thing needs to be adjusted ( or better yet, removed ). If Verlander is gonna get this strike zone, we’re cooked.

  165. tonyd October 16th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Lol yey thats why we are frustrated.. Makes total sense, we are spoiled. Nothing to do with .000 bats.

    Yea that can be frustrating buts sad how many fans give up on this team and its pathetic.

  166. willwill October 16th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    ac1 – not a good place to practice your comedy

    re: “unless they hit him hard”

  167. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Is it just me or is it a guy thing where men can’t flippin’ understand how a play can change an entire game? I am so sick of hearing people say it didn’t change a thing because the Yankees were shut out. Are you STUPID? Even Kay understands the fallacy of the predetermined outcome. I can’t get over how utterly ignorant it is for someone to guarantee what the outcome would have been. If you want to say “it probably wouldn’t have made a difference” that’s about the best you can factually get away with. You do not KNOW what the outcome would have been, so please stop saying it. You sound ridiculous.

    I have not once said the Yankees unequivocally would have won the game if the umpire got the call right. But you have heard enough former players tell you how different it would be to pitch to a 1-0 score in the 8th and 9th as opposed to a 3-0 score. And again, hitters WERE up who had put wood on the ball.

    This isn’t directed to one person in particular because I know I read it more than multiple times here, and I noted it was always men. That’s why I asked if it were a guy thing. Maybe it’s the left-brain thing where you can only visualize bottom line and can’t conceptualize things in the middle.

  168. blake October 16th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Hopefully we don’t get perfect gamed

  169. tomingeorgia October 16th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    willwill,
    I haven’t stopped caring. Why would you? Let’s go, boys, and go Phil!

  170. Wang IS Taiwan October 16th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    This could be a very short game.

  171. JobaTipsHisCap October 16th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    Verlander no hitter.
    That would be cool

  172. Niblick October 16th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    The more things change – the more they stay the same.

  173. Madrugador October 16th, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    At this rate Verlander isn’t going 9, he’ll go 12!

  174. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    “Still early saying the offense looks great Trish?”

    Did you expect them to look like immediate Titans againt Verlander?

    No, I’m not saying the offense looks great but I am saying you are doing your usual premature speculation.

  175. Bo knows October 16th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    Notice Ibanez and Chavez had good at bats? Not going to say anything about Granderson.

  176. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 8:49 pm

    ac1 October 16th, 2012 at 8:46 pm
    33 through 3 for Verlander.
    guess he is going 9 unless they hit him hard
    —————————————————-

    He’s getting a couple inches off the outside corner to leftys which makes working the count tough, but I’m just happy when the team is hitting weak fly balls to the outfield at this point. Closest thing to a hit was Chavez and that wasn’t close at all with the wind.

  177. NYY_Girl_Penny October 16th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    I started a non profit corp and sent mail to yanks office for funding and support of a debilitating and often misunderstood disease. DBS – Dead Bat Syndrome, we need to end this disease now as it continues to spread. Feel free to contribute!

  178. tonyd October 16th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    phil out pitching verlander when its all said and done. just watch

  179. willwill October 16th, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    tomingeorgia, i guess i haven’t either. But that being said, i’m over getting irritated at the offense. I mean after 7 games… I’m just over waiting for them to hit.

  180. JobaTipsHisCap October 16th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    I don’t get why many people have a moronic feeling that yanks will beat verlander tonight.

  181. NYY_Girl_Penny October 16th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    I started a non profit and sent mail to yanks office for funding and support of a debilitating and often misunderstood disease. DBS – Dead Bat Syndrome, we need to end this disease now as it continues to spread. Feel free to contribute!

  182. jackamir October 16th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Not much thunder in this lineup but we have to be patient and take advantage of all opportunities… Speed and small Ball must be our plan..Long ball is out for this evenings plan..
    Make the adjustment…Contact is key….

  183. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Throughout this postseason, most of our offensive success, whether good or bad, has come later in the game. Let’s have patience.

  184. NYY_Girl_Penny October 16th, 2012 at 8:51 pm

    Sorry bout the double post! :)

  185. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Bad 2 strike pitch

  186. NYY_Girl_Penny October 16th, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Cano – the only non diving SS in the game. Give me Pedroia any day.

  187. Yankee Trader October 16th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Jackson, traditionally has never hit Hughes at all. This is the first key inning for Hughes

  188. blake October 16th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Real nice play by Chavez

  189. luis October 16th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Excellent play by Texeira there

  190. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    Cabrera absolutely should be walked here. You can’t let him beat you.

  191. NYY_Girl_Penny October 16th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    JobaTipsHisCap says:
    October 16, 2012 at 8:51 pm
    I don’t get why many people have a moronic feeling that yanks will beat verlander tonight.

    Lol who?

  192. austinmac October 16th, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    Verlander can throw 130 pitches. Hit him or lose.

  193. luis October 16th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    And Chavez, but the way Tex handled the throw was very good

  194. willwill October 16th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    i miss the old school hughes curve that made peoples knees buckle.

  195. tonyd October 16th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Lol who?

    i do

  196. blake October 16th, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Martin…..

  197. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    What a lazy play by Martin

  198. NYY_Girl_Penny October 16th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Offense woes spreading to defense

  199. luis October 16th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    That’s a passed ball

  200. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    Just walk Cabrera. Why in the world are they pitching to him? He owns Hughes.

  201. arsenelupin3 October 16th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Walk and ibb please. This at bat is ruining my fingernails.

  202. UnKnown October 16th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    We don’t have to give in here Phil.

    Walking him is no biggie

  203. luis October 16th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Slider now

  204. jacksquat October 16th, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    Cabrera is giving me bad Edgar Martinez flashbacks.

  205. UnKnown October 16th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    We don’t have to give in here either. Still a base open even if it is 2nd.

    I would take my chances against Young with the bases loaded.

  206. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Hughes has to attack him here. He can’t start nibbling.

  207. austinmac October 16th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Uh oh.

  208. luis October 16th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    I wish Hughes had the same k zone, Verlander has

  209. NYY_Girl_Penny October 16th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Look how patient detroits bats are..

  210. UnKnown October 16th, 2012 at 8:58 pm

    Just put him on. And get Young

  211. jackamir October 16th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Walking Cabrera is the way to go. Phil has no put away for Miggy…

  212. arsenelupin3 October 16th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Why does he have to attack a lefty with an open base?

  213. blake October 16th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Put prince on to now

  214. willwill October 16th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Bases clearing double by young coming up

  215. syd_cash October 16th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    wow whew oh boy

  216. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    WOW, 3-0 to Prince and he flies out. That’s huge.

  217. blake October 16th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    So lucky there

  218. jacksquat October 16th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    PHew

  219. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    :)

    Yadahoo!!!!!

    THAT A BOY PHIL!!!

  220. arsenelupin3 October 16th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Oh. For that.

  221. UnKnown October 16th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Whew!!

    Let’s hit now.

  222. luis October 16th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Big out…A bit lucky too

  223. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 8:59 pm

    Gutsy Hughsy!

  224. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    “So lucky there”

    I call it skill.

  225. jacksquat October 16th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    Yep, that pitch was centered.

  226. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2012 at 9:00 pm

    I’ll take it.

  227. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    I would make Fielder beat me every single time with 1 st base open instead of Cabrera. Especially in this ballpark. He is a good hitter but not even close to Cabrera and he doesn’t scare guys like Cabrera does.

  228. Ys Guy October 16th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    PHIL!
    finally made it home to watch!

  229. tomingeorgia October 16th, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    That was a godsend. Let’s go, Phil, can’t count on any more of them.

    Runs, boys, at least one, please.

  230. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Impractical Jokers, funniest show on tv.

  231. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Good AB Grit

  232. Jeff NJ October 16th, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    time to score here Yanks, let’s go Gardy!

  233. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Not a strike!!!!

    Gardner should bunt towards Cabrera….

  234. munson15 October 16th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Come on guys. Let’s go!!

  235. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Give me a break on that strike1! That was a foot outside!

  236. kville October 16th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    this strike zone is horrible

  237. Carlo October 16th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    We’re batting. I guess I’ll go cleanse my colon. 90 seconds + the commercial is my window to return for bottom of the 4th.

  238. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Should be BB already

  239. djsunyc October 16th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    so a pitch that would’ve hit any right hander in the thigh is a strike to gardner lol…

  240. luis October 16th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Get on base Gardy.

  241. blake October 16th, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    Get on base Gardy.

  242. blake October 16th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Do we have to swing at ball 4s

  243. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Damn, they have to lay off those high pitches

  244. luis October 16th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Dumb swing

  245. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    That was ball? , wasn’t it?

  246. blake October 16th, 2012 at 9:04 pm

    Ball 5

  247. igotid88 October 16th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    I didn’t see Ajax at bat. When Hughes had him 0-2 was he squeezed on any other pitch?

  248. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Keep going

  249. Nick in SF October 16th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Did Gardy’s sim at-bats vs. Freddy Garcia not prepare him for Verlander?

  250. blake October 16th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Ball 6

  251. kville October 16th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    This is why I love gardener

  252. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    These pitches aren’t strikes

  253. Jeff NJ October 16th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Gardy swinging and fouling off multiple pitches, mostly ball fours

  254. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    He’s swung at ball 4 three times. And strike 1 was also a ball. So the count is roughly 6-2 right now.

  255. luis October 16th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    He has swung to three balls already

  256. Wang IS Taiwan October 16th, 2012 at 9:05 pm

    Gardner isn’t swinging at strikes either. He could have walked by now…twice.

  257. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Damn he should have walked. He swung at 3 balls in a row.

  258. Ys Guy October 16th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    damn good at bat by gardner there. made him work.

  259. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Gardner had two chances to get on base and didn’t. Battled, but didn’t win the battle.

  260. willwill October 16th, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    So how many ball 4′s did gardner swing at?

  261. djsunyc October 16th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    to be fair, those balls he swung at was close…and with this ump, who knows what he’s gonna call if he takes it…

  262. kville October 16th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    At least he worked the count…

  263. blake October 16th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    He battled but he swing at ball 4, 5, and 6….don’t have much time to react against this guy though

  264. luis October 16th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Ichiro took the pitch Gardner should have taken three times

  265. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    Pretty good though considering Gardy’s had 4AB since mid April

  266. Carlo October 16th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    I assume freddie threw from 45 feet to simulate for gardner?

  267. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    I gave Gardner a pass because he hasn’t really played in games in forever.

    Hi Ys Guy!!!

    Hi munson15!!!! I wondered where you were. So happy to see you here.

    :)

  268. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    djsunyc October 16th, 2012 at 9:07 pm
    to be fair, those balls he swung at was close…and with this ump, who knows what he’s gonna call if he takes it…
    ————————————————

    Very true. I think he’s squeezed Hughes a bit also, on top of the wide Verlander zone.

  269. djsunyc October 16th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    I
    CHI
    RO

  270. luis October 16th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    At least they are making him work

  271. Wang IS Taiwan October 16th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Ichiro!

  272. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Ichi!

  273. Ys Guy October 16th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    what you’re asking gardner to do at the plate with 1 at bat in 6 months is almost impossible.

    he guarded the plate, yes he swung at bad pitches but at least he made contact and worked him.

  274. blake October 16th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    No Perfect Game!!!

  275. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    WE AREN’T GETTING NO HIT TODAY! WOOOOOOOOO

  276. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Nice hitting by Ichiro. Too bad Gardner wouldn’t take his walk.

  277. luis October 16th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    An Ichi Hit!

  278. JobaTipsHisCap October 16th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Yeah, no no is gone!

  279. Carlo October 16th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    We have a baserunner. I am overcome with emotion.

  280. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Beat that shift! Beat that shift!

  281. RadioKev October 16th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Hughes doesn’t have great stuff tonight, but a good approach.

  282. Ys Guy October 16th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Let’s Go Yankees!!!!!

    c’mon tex!

  283. djsunyc October 16th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    tex – just bunt it here please…

  284. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Verlander’s been wild this inning. High and wide pickoff throw too. This has to be the inning.

  285. blake October 16th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Bunt Tex

  286. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 9:09 pm

    Be patient….Ichiro has to try and steal.

  287. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Ys Guy October 16th, 2012 at 9:08 pm

    Hear hear!

  288. blake October 16th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    It’s a free hit…. You’d have. 1st and 2nd with 1 out and Cano up….

  289. RadioKev October 16th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Hopefully that fly out just tired out Cabrera for the rest of the game…

  290. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Tigers have a bunch of fatties on their team.

  291. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    Of course this lazy, awful fielder catches the ball.

  292. djsunyc October 16th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    i just don’t understand the refusal to bunt with that huge shift. we can not score runs…so you have to manufacture some.

    JUST BUNT!!!!

  293. blake October 16th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    I don’t understand why Tex won’t add that to his game…..

  294. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    You have to run Ichiro. The Yanks are not going to string together many hits. You have a fast lineup…. use it.

  295. igotid88 October 16th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    I think if Verlander had to throw 160 pitches. They will let him. Pitch count is not a factor if we don’t score any runs

  296. UnKnown October 16th, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Take a base here Ichiro. Have to try and create.

  297. kville October 16th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Why is ichiro still on first…

  298. blake October 16th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    You don’t want him doing it all the time but in the ALCS against Verlander you take a free hit if they give it to you

  299. jacksquat October 16th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    If everyone had 9 pitch at bats like Gardner, Verlander wouldn’t last 5 innings.

  300. JobaTipsHisCap October 16th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Cano is a bum

  301. Kayster October 16th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    When would cano ever get a hit :(

  302. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    How does a guy with Cano’s ability go 0-28?

  303. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Friggin CU

  304. Carlo October 16th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    Cano’s swing is a complete disaster. That pitch was ripe to be crushed.

  305. djsunyc October 16th, 2012 at 9:12 pm

    i just don’t understand why tex won’t bunt there. there is no way cabrera gets him…and a good chance ichiro could almost make it to 3rd.

  306. Madrugador October 16th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    0 for 28

  307. Don October 16th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    I think that Cano has trouble hitting during cold weather.

  308. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Damn what is wrong with Cano?! He isn’t even driving the ball, everthing is a groundball in the infield.

  309. djsunyc October 16th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 9:12 pm
    How does a guy with Cano’s ability go 0-28?

    ————

    it’s mental.

  310. UnKnown October 16th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Just have to be more aggressive with some of our faster guys in the lineup. Sitting back and hoping for 3 or more hits in one inning has not been productive so far.

  311. BA October 16th, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Didn’t the Yanks get Ichiro because he could steal a base in a situation like that?

  312. Hassey October 16th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Don’t know about you but I’m counting that as a rally

  313. Kayster October 16th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Its like HR derby when he got booed and fail to hit 1 hr :(

  314. Madrugador October 16th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    Teixeira can’t bunt that is why he didn’t bunt.

  315. Ys Guy October 16th, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    i was in a t shirt at the stadium for sunday’s game and robbie didn’t get a hit. its not the weather.

  316. boss tony October 16th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Verl

  317. Ys Guy October 16th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    PHIL!

  318. jacksquat October 16th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Ichiro wouldn’t even have to steal if Tex just puts the ball down on the third base side.

  319. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    I have some thoughts about what might be wrong with Robby I won’t even give life to them by mentioning them.

  320. BA October 16th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    Djsunyc,
    I agree just do it once or twice and they will stop shifting. Cano did it last series.

  321. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    What?

  322. djsunyc October 16th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    WTH IS WRONG WITH THIS UMP?

  323. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    That was a strike, these umps are unreal. But Verlander’s strike zone is gigantic.

  324. arsenelupin3 October 16th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Interesting zone tonight

  325. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    That was a wasted opportunity. Tough luck on Teix, while Cano continues to disappoint.

    Hope this is a sign of a human Verlander.

    And they score…

  326. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 9:16 pm

    Should have been struck out already….. complete bs.

  327. igotid88 October 16th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    A pitch down the middle that isn’t called a strike for Hughes? Shocking

  328. blake October 16th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    I hope that’s not the ball game

  329. RadioKev October 16th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    OK, we got the obligatory home run out of the way early.

  330. boss tony October 16th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Verlander had trouble throwing strikes. And Teixeira bailed him out like the turd he is.

  331. ac1 October 16th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    ugh

  332. willwill October 16th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    GG yankees.

    When is first day of spring training?

  333. jacksquat October 16th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Friggin Delmon Young…

  334. luis October 16th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    That’s how you hit a hanging curveball

  335. Hassey October 16th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    See you guys in march

  336. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    Of course a homerun after what should have been a strike out. I am sick and tired of his porno star looking loser Young. He does nothing during the regular season and kills the Yanks in the post season. That was a terrible 2 strike pitch.

  337. blake October 16th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    I hope that’s not the ball game …..707 Ops this year for Young.

  338. djsunyc October 16th, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    trish – what’s your theory? something off field? steroids? arod?

  339. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    The winner of Giants-Cards will win the World Series. That series has been light years ahead of this garbage.

  340. blake October 16th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Umpires hate the Yankees

  341. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Screwed up strike zone. SMH

  342. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Hughes has to stop making so many 2 strike mistakes. His command is all over the place.

  343. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    And that’s the kind of BULLSH*T I’ve been talking about with umpiring. Don’t give me this weak crap about Phil should be able to do the job despite them. Phil should be able to have a guy struck out when he’s legitimately struck out.

  344. boss tony October 16th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Game over.

  345. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Young is a garbage hitter who will chase pitches but the Yanks throw him too many pitches over the plate.

  346. blake October 16th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    This is the post season of awful players morphing into greatness against the Yankees

  347. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Crap

  348. boss tony October 16th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Blake, youre finally a convert. Welcome!

  349. djsunyc October 16th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    WTH?

  350. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Sh*t

  351. blake October 16th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    What’s wrong with Phil?

  352. EliasInNH October 16th, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    what happened to hughes?

  353. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    I hate to say it but Hughes will never be able to stay healthy.

  354. Nick in SF October 16th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Ok, this is an unexpected twist.

  355. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Bad execution and terrible luck…. This just isn’t the Yankees time right now.

  356. austinmac October 16th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    This seems familiar somehow.

  357. BA October 16th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Oh my, what now?!?!?

  358. blake October 16th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Not good

  359. syd_cash October 16th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    why is he taking Phil out after just one run………are you kidding me.

  360. Jerkface October 16th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Well it could be worse, we could be facing justin verlander

  361. luis October 16th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    The shoulder?

  362. djsunyc October 16th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    hughes gets pinched and then gets hurt. wth is going on – we are cursed.

  363. Carlo October 16th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    This postseason is comical. I hate baltimore and anaheim for not keeping us out of the playoffs.

  364. syd_cash October 16th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    is he hurt???

  365. RSM October 16th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    To say Hughes was getting squeezed is a serious understatement!
    Hope he’s alright.

  366. Kayster October 16th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Not our year

  367. luis October 16th, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Phelps on

  368. blake October 16th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    syd_cash says:
    October 16, 2012 at 9:21 pm
    why is he taking Phil out after just one run………are you kidding me.

    Think he’s hurt

  369. Patrick October 16th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Hughes wasn’t pitching that badly, coaches must have seen something though. He must be hurt right?

  370. JobaTipsHisCap October 16th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Will det fans cheer cano when he gets a hit?
    I see 0 for 33 for him in alcs.

  371. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    OH MY GOD.

    There’s some wicked karma going aroud and what I can’t understand is why the Tigers, with their cheating in 2006, continue to live a charmed life.

    I’m patient, and if there’s a train waiting for them at the end of the tunnel, I’ll deal with it. But if they continued to be gifted with calls that lead to their lousy runs, I am going to be mighty p*ssed.

  372. igotid88 October 16th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Joe has no faith in Hughes and A-Rod it seems. Unless Hughes really is hurt. He didn’t need to come out

  373. Patrick October 16th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Watching this game it’s actually kind of comical how huge a zone Verlander has compared to Hughes.

  374. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 9:21 pm
    I hate to say it but Hughes will never be able to stay healthy.
    —————————————————————-

    He made every single start this year….

  375. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    I’d feel shocked if I wasn’t numb…

  376. willwill October 16th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Lol… Phelps vs verlander… LMAO????

  377. Rich K. October 16th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    That hanging curveball Phil Hughes thrown it was arods fault.

  378. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Of course he’s hurt.

  379. Ys Guy October 16th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    nothing you can do about it, he pitched well its up to phelps.

    Go Phelps Go Yankees!

  380. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    “trish – what’s your theory? something off field? steroids? arod?”

    I think I’d rather share it with you via email and then have you tell me what you think of it. If you drop Chad an email and ask him to forward it to me, I’ll email you back.

  381. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    igotid88 October 16th, 2012 at 9:22 pm
    Joe has no faith in Hughes and A-Rod it seems. Unless Hughes really is hurt. He didn’t need to come out
    ———————————————————–

    He’s hurt…. he left mid-batter

  382. JobaTipsHisCap October 16th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    Hughes sucks

  383. blake October 16th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    @BryanHoch: Can’t really tell what the problem was with Hughes. I’ve heard a guess of oblique, but nothing official announced yet.

    At least that wouldn’t be the arm

  384. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    GO DAVID!!!!!

  385. djsunyc October 16th, 2012 at 9:23 pm

    what a wacky postseason…

  386. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    I would bring in a reliever to get out of this inning. Like Eppley not Phelps. Phelps has looked awful in the playoffs like he can’t control his emotions.

  387. djsunyc October 16th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    trish – djsunyc@yahoo.com

  388. Phranchise October 16th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Yeah Hughes sucks because he got hurt. Good one.

  389. UnKnown October 16th, 2012 at 9:24 pm

    Take your time Phelps here make sure your warmed up properly. Don’t feel rushed. We got all night.

  390. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    This certainly has been a frustrating postseason in every way possible.

    Imagine if we pulled this off in the face of everything that’s gone against us, including F’d up umpiring, and then went on to win the world series.

    What a great story that would be.

  391. Against All Odds October 16th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    What happened to Hughes? I was watching the debate, turned back saw Phelps warning up

  392. Carlo October 16th, 2012 at 9:25 pm

    Unreal. U can’t make this stuff up. We haven’t scored in 17 innings and scored runs in 1 of 26 innings in the series. Had arod giving phone numbers to girls behind the dugout while benched in a game. Had Swisher complaining the fans were mean to him. Had Jeter break his ankle. Had Hughes leave after 3.1 innings with an injury. Had Cano break a postseason record for longest 0 fer streak. Had Granderson lose his sense of sight. Its so bad its funny.

  393. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Herniated lumbar disc?

  394. blake October 16th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    It’s his back according to the man in the weird suit

  395. austinmac October 16th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    A herniated disc is not a trade value enhancer.

  396. djsunyc October 16th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    back? dang…not good. back injuries are not kind to athletes.

    this may be the biggest sign ever to make hughes the potential closer to take over for mo.

  397. boss tony October 16th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    I always told u guys about the umpires, and u dismissed me as crazy, i wish i was wrong.

    The only way this couldve been worse is if we were perfect gamed or no-hit

  398. arsenelupin3 October 16th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Apparently getting a hall of fame strike zone in the playoffs also means that the zone for the opposing starter shrinks to the size of a costanza after a dip in a cold pool.

  399. jacksquat October 16th, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    Disk in his back? :eek:

    That’s not good for long term…

  400. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    Phelps is the last person I would want pitching in this spot. Now I know why Torre and other managers always takes veterans in the post season.

  401. Benny Blanco October 16th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    What in the world is going on with this team?

  402. willwill October 16th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    don’t worry guys. AAA phelps is here!

  403. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    The back is not what I wanted to hear…. he probably won’t have an opportunity to even make another postseason start but he would be done anyway.

  404. blake October 16th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Hughes’s back was too disgusted with the offense to continue

  405. igotid88 October 16th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Now Phelps will have to pitch the game of his life

  406. Ys Guy October 16th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    have to win this game!

    Go Phelps!

  407. Nick in SF October 16th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Next up, Karim Garcia gets into a fight with someone in the bullpen.

  408. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    blake October 16th, 2012 at 9:28 pm
    Hughes’s back was too disgusted with the offense to continue
    ————————————————–

    Yeah after the home run he probably was tired of wasting his time.

  409. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Atta boy Phelpsie!

  410. Phranchise October 16th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    So we should worry about our rookies, but the Orioles can throw rookies out there at us without an issue? End of the day a guy is either good or not, you show some confidence in them.

  411. RadioKev October 16th, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    It’s going to take some magic to win this game…

  412. Ys Guy October 16th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    c’mon now, dp ball!

  413. boss tony October 16th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    This team is drop dead awful

  414. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Its come to a point where you are better off watching this from a distance. Its hard, but disconnecting as a fan and simply watching whatever happens unfold.

    Not only are the Yankees underperforming on offense, they are not getting any breaks. Hughes has been pitching great and now he has to go out of the game so early on a possible injury? Jeter’s wasn’t enough, it seems.

  415. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    Big mistake by Girardi bringing Phelps in

  416. igotid88 October 16th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    I hope it’s not Hughes’ back. He can’t have another setback

  417. blake October 16th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    Captain Clutch says:
    October 16, 2012 at 9:30 pm
    Big mistake by Girardi bringing Phelps in

    Who else is there?

  418. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    igotid88 October 16th, 2012 at 9:31 pm
    I hope it’s not Hughes’ back. He can’t have another setback
    ——————————————–

    TBS reported it’s his back. But then again they also used the Post as a credible source…. no official word yet from the Yanks.

  419. Ys Guy October 16th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    got him on the hook now!

    C’mon phelps!

  420. djsunyc October 16th, 2012 at 9:32 pm

    Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 9:30 pm
    Its come to a point where you are better off watching this from a distance. Its hard, but disconnecting as a fan and simply watching whatever happens unfold.

    Not only are the Yankees underperforming on offense, they are not getting any breaks. Hughes has been pitching great and now he has to go out of the game so early on a possible injury? Jeter’s wasn’t enough, it seems.

    ———–

    my first baseball memory was greg nettles diving and breaking his thumb in 1981. i’ve lived through so many lean years and into the glory years.

    for me, this is a FASCINATING time to be a yankee fan. there are some serious winds of change on the horizon and it will be very interesting to see how it plays out.

    as for this series, it requires a magical moment to turn things around. not sure if we’re gonna get it tho.

  421. MG October 16th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    blake, ignore the chronic complainer, it’s a waste of bandwidth….

  422. jmv October 16th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Good evening, guys

    At this point, we can olny root

    Go Phelps!

    Go Yankees!!!!

  423. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    djsunyc, I sent you an email.

  424. Phranchise October 16th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    Massive mistake by Girardi brining in Phelps. Stunk he couldn’t give up more runs.

  425. UnKnown October 16th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    This sucks for all of the people here who wanted Phelps to never throw another pitch this postseason. You know who you are so you can stop the fake cheering.

    Hopefully he will tell all of you to shove it with a great performance. And if not I am sure we will all here about it. Probably in ALL CAPS and with an emoticon attached.

  426. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    GREAT JOB DAVID!!!!!

  427. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Nice job there Phelps. And Nunie is 1-1 out there!

  428. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Atta boy!

  429. blake October 16th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Nunez caught it! Good job Phelps

  430. Ys Guy October 16th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    yeah baby good job!

    CMON OFFENSE WAKE UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  431. Nick in SF October 16th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Nuney! Nuuuunner! Numistatic!

  432. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Nunez didn’t make a throwing error. Hooray!!!!

  433. luis October 16th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    This kid is tough as nails

  434. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    And to look on the bright side, win or lose we aren’t from Detroit.

  435. UnKnown October 16th, 2012 at 9:34 pm

    Yanks are just dying for something positive to happen. We need it in the worst way to instill some life and hope.

    Get the ball rolling.

  436. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Come on now offense! You know how to hit!

  437. blake October 16th, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Sounds like the thing with Hughes is something he’s dealt with for awhile and it just flaired up….hopefully nothing too serious

  438. igotid88 October 16th, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    Or is it a herniated disk? They said he’s been playing through it

  439. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 9:37 pm

    Maybe the Yanks can actually get another baserunner

  440. Carlo October 16th, 2012 at 9:38 pm

    “Hit on the button”…..tbs speak for a ball flared 60 feet behind 2nd base.

  441. Yank1 October 16th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    @richardjustice
    Yankees have scored in 1 of 25 innings in this ALCS… No runs last 16 innings.

  442. boss tony October 16th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    We are fisnoogled

  443. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Ichiro, Gardner or Nunez are going to have to bunt. Going up there swinging isn’t working so it’s time to try something new.

  444. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    my first baseball memory was greg nettles diving and breaking his thumb in 1981. i’ve lived through so many lean years and into the glory years.

    for me, this is a FASCINATING time to be a yankee fan. there are some serious winds of change on the horizon and it will be very interesting to see how it plays out.

    as for this series, it requires a magical moment to turn things around. not sure if we’re gonna get it tho.
    —–_——–_——–_————_——–
    I sense the winds of change, but then I think about a huge contract that seems immovable and probably unproductive and wonder how can they make the necessary changes.

  445. MG October 16th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    that curve ball is just unfair…

  446. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    That was a hanger….

  447. Phranchise October 16th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    Wow wind blowing in and Yankees continue to hit under the ball.

  448. Nick in SF October 16th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Maybe they should be hitting with one irons. :neutral:

  449. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    “@richardjustice
    Yankees have scored in 1 of 25 innings in this ALCS… No runs last 16 innings.”

    So’s his mamma.

  450. Hassey October 16th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    no buttons left to push – so much for the speed lineup working Verlander and distracting him

  451. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    Not a strike

  452. Triple Short of a Cycle October 16th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Still early Trisha?

  453. jacksquat October 16th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    BS strike zone.

  454. Benny Blanco October 16th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Is verlander pitching while sitting in a lawn chair? He looks unbelievably comfortable.

  455. Hassey October 16th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    does Chavez have a hickey form one of A-Rod’s dugout girls? Maybe Alex was getting the digits for Chavy

  456. Yank1 October 16th, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    @sportsJC16
    1-0 is like being down 30-0. Hope Cashman is paying attention. #Yankees need a complete rebuild. Patchwork won’t cut it anymore.

  457. Phranchise October 16th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Like the strike zone inconsistencies. Really a joy to see.

  458. boss tony October 16th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    This effing loser Ron Darling saying the count is irrelevant. If the batter doesnt s3ing, he can get on base via walk, like Chavez should be right now. First 4 pitches of the AB were balls.

  459. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    It might be more fun to watch the debate rather than this…..

  460. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Is this mental?

  461. Hassey October 16th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    this is a breeze so far, and he hasn’t even dialed it up yet. Pop-ups are us

  462. ron October 16th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Let’s go guys.
    Get a few runs.

    Let’s make it a 1-2 series,with cc tomorrow.

  463. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    I am surpised that Ichiro didn’t try to steal earlier in the game. That might have been their best chance to score with Cano and Tex coming up. In a must win game he needed to be more aggressive.

  464. boss tony October 16th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    This team is dead. This team is feeling more lifeless than I did a few months ago while suffering depression. These guys would rather be anywhere else.

  465. Phranchise October 16th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    No one said this one would be easy. Need to keep it here and then maybe we run into luck for a change. We are do for something to go our way. Goodness knows nothing has to this point in this series.

  466. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 9:42 pm
    I am surpised that Ichiro didn’t try to steal earlier in the game. That might have been their best chance to score with Cano and Tex coming up. In a must win game he needed to be more aggressive.
    ————————————————–

    Does he have the green light at all times or is Girardi telling him when to go?

  467. Abomb82 October 16th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Ok, this is too much now. This has gone on for 8 games with this putrid offense.

  468. jacksquat October 16th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Tough to work the count, get walks, get his pitch count up when he’s getting 3-6 iinches off the outside of the plate. Ridiculous.

  469. igotid88 October 16th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Okay the experiment isn’t working. Alex needs to pinch hit

  470. djsunyc October 16th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    trish – got it and replied

    is cano going to get another hit this year?

  471. austinmac October 16th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Will their be back to back shutouts?

    I foresee some hat tipping post game.

  472. Kayster October 16th, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    So when are we ever going to score

  473. Phranchise October 16th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    We will score once these guys figure out a fly ball isn’t going to get out of this park tonight.

  474. Hassey October 16th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    surrendering 8 runs in 22 innings of regulation baseball isn’t bad, so we have that going for us

  475. Phranchise October 16th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Chavez now on offense and defense.

  476. Abomb82 October 16th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    And great move by Joe removing A-Rod and putting in Chavez who is now 0-13.

    A-Rod can at least run into one and still has presence in the batters box. Chavez is washed up and has no bat speed. He also hit 2 HRs against Verlander this year

    The agenda that Joe/Cashman are trying to set up against A-Rod is going to cost us this series.

  477. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Fist pumping after that Berry? Give me a break…

  478. UnKnown October 16th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Sterling wants Logan in the game for the lefties.

  479. Hassey October 16th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Chavy’s D has gone downhill in a hurry this year

  480. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    That is a bad error with Cabrera and Fielder coming up

  481. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Cue to A-Rod could’ve handled that comments.

  482. RMS October 16th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Put Alex in for defense.

  483. jacksquat October 16th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    Here it comes: “Arod would have had it”

  484. Benny Blanco October 16th, 2012 at 9:47 pm

    E-5. Nice.

  485. willwill October 16th, 2012 at 9:48 pm

    Who cares, the season is over. You can’t score, it doesn’t matter if they score 1 or 50.

  486. Hassey October 16th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    can we score 3 this game?

  487. Jerkface October 16th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    defense been so bad all postseason

  488. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    It’s funny how the Tigers defense is terrible but the Yanks defense has cost them in this series.

  489. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    For those of you basketball fans, are you Knicks fans or Nets fans?

  490. Boston Jim October 16th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    its hard to watch this

  491. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    That would be a strike for Verlander

  492. boss tony October 16th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    ………

  493. Phranchise October 16th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    talking basketball now?

  494. longtimefan October 16th, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Martin is a joke on both offense and defense

  495. Boston Jim October 16th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    stick a fork in em

  496. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    What a fantastic route Granderson…… good lord.

  497. boss tony October 16th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Ichiro doesnt have the green light. Joe is an idiot. Berry just got them a run with his steal.

  498. longtimefan October 16th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Terrible route by granderson

  499. Jerkface October 16th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Oh Grandy, you gotta run that down at full speed, bro. It wasn’t a pace line drive.

  500. ac1 October 16th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    :(

  501. Hassey October 16th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    it’s like he knows what pitches are coming

  502. boss tony October 16th, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Knicks fan, Lakers fan by way of hating the Celtics

  503. Phranchise October 16th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Why is Granderson playing shallow against him? Just curious.

  504. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    At this point it doesn’t matter but a better manager would have walked fat man Cabrera. How in the world can you pitch to him with 1st base open? The rest of the Tigers lineup is garbage.

  505. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    “Still early Trisha?”

    It’s early until the 27th out of the game.

  506. RMS October 16th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Pheips threw a meatball.

  507. RadioKev October 16th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    This isn’t fair. How are the Yankees supposed to win if the Tigers are allowed to score runs?

  508. longtimefan October 16th, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Need to go for 13—Martin, Swisher, Granderson

  509. willwill October 16th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    So, granderson, arod get traded…Do we get a pick back for swisher and soriano?

  510. Hassey October 16th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    let’s vomit it all out of our system right now, so we can start next season with a karma clean slate

  511. Phranchise October 16th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Don’t think a pitch that low was a meatball, give credit where credit is due. Maybe too much of the plate, but was low. Cabrera is just that good. Granderson playing shallow is another story.

  512. UnKnown October 16th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Waldman all over Grandy for that read on Cabby’s fly.

    Defense letting Phelps down again big time.

  513. PRicanYankees42 October 16th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Cabrera is the best hitter in baseball. Arod would have struck Out on that pitch in

  514. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    No other manager in baseball would let Cabrera beat them with 1st base open. Girardi slept through that at bat. Once again an error leads to a run. The Yanks defense has been absolutely dreadful in this series.

  515. Hassey October 16th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    are those grown men? With Burger King crowns?

  516. RyanC October 16th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    I thought Granderson was in there for his defense? Gardner makes that play in his sleep.

  517. vtyankee October 16th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    How I miss George S. He would have kicked Girardi’s backside to the curb by now.

  518. RMS October 16th, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Yankees are in a deep sleep. Showing no life at all.

  519. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    I’m not numb anymore. I’m starting to pitty the Yankees. I say this with no negativity in my heart, but kind of sadness: we don’t seem to belong in this ALCS. Maybe it has finally gotten to their heads, but they look like they just want this nightmare to be over instead of trying their hardest to stop the slide. No focus on defense, no extra energy to make the plays. And obviously no punch at the plate. This is indeed painful as I love this team and wished for a competitive series.

  520. igotid88 October 16th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    I would have let Hughes in there

  521. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    UnKnown October 16th, 2012 at 9:53 pm
    Waldman all over Grandy for that read on Cabby’s fly.

    Defense letting Phelps down again big time.
    —————————————————

    Not sure why he was playing Cabrera so shallow even with the wind blowing in…. I thought Grandy has been playing too deep all postseason but then he moved in for the worst possible hitter.

  522. igotid88 October 16th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Now he doesn’t go with Boone

  523. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    Nunez is 2-2 in the field

  524. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    2-2! Go Nunez!

  525. vc 11 October 16th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Hassey, I’ve seen guys like that before in some of these postseason games. Not sure if they were Yankee games though. Maybe Oak-Det.

  526. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    We are so snakebitten.

  527. willwill October 16th, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    Do we get 2 picks for swisher and soriano? or just 1?

  528. UnKnown October 16th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Grandy always thinks he will be able to get back on the deep ball.

    Great move by Joe. Absolutely can’t let Rapada face a righty.

  529. Boston Jim October 16th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Obama getting Crushed like the yanks. again

  530. Hassey October 16th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Jete doesn’t get that

  531. vc 11 October 16th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Hard to do that with a herniated disk….

    igotid88 October 16th, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    I would have let Hughes in there

  532. igotid88 October 16th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Nice Nuñez

  533. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Hahahahaha that Thompson shot has to be turned into a gif/meme.

  534. jacksquat October 16th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Nunie, beautiful.

  535. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    GREAT GREAT play!!!!!

    OMG.

  536. djsunyc October 16th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    there’s no way jeter gets to that one…

  537. Phranchise October 16th, 2012 at 9:57 pm

    Nunez does have the range Jeter no longer has though doesn’t he?

  538. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    That was a pretty play by both Nunez and Cano.

  539. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Nunez’s tribute to Jeter. Lovely!

  540. Hassey October 16th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Gardy and Ichi converging to kick Grandy in the nuts

  541. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Nunez got to the ball but he almost messed that play up. His hands have glue on them.

  542. jmv October 16th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Great play Nunez!

    It’s now or never. Let’s trade him as an elite defender

  543. UnKnown October 16th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    Nuney saves a run. Me likey.

    Everyone gets to pitch tonight it looks like. All hands on deck just like it needs to be.

  544. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    Really? Obama losing the debate again?

  545. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    If Gardner is an everyday player next year Granderson should be the LFer. Everyone knows that he isn’t a great outfielder but the Yanks overrate his defense because they so badly want him to play CF. The defense is much better with Gardner in CF if he can stay healthy and hit enough to play everyday.

  546. JobaTipsHisCap October 16th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    This team is deeply in pathetic form.

  547. djsunyc October 16th, 2012 at 10:00 pm

    i would ask the mets if they would want nunez + phelps for david wright.

  548. Hassey October 16th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    forget the RUN differential…let’s just try to keep the HIT differential reasonable, to save face

  549. UnKnown October 16th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Just a gigantic at bat right here to hold it to two.

    And he gets it done.

    Game still on and in play for a Yankee win.

  550. jacksquat October 16th, 2012 at 10:01 pm

    Hard to debate an etch-a-sketch.

  551. Ken Phelps October 16th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Hey its only 2-0…Not sure the yanks can score 2 runs..still its only 2-0

  552. Nick in SF October 16th, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    okay! It’s not each to come back with you’re down two goals to nil, but I’ve seen it happen many times.

  553. Ken Phelps October 16th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    djsunyc October 16th, 2012 at 10:00 pm
    i would ask the mets if they would want nunez + phelps for david wright.

    __________
    I’m going to go out on a limb and say no.

  554. Abomb82 October 16th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    ?@sportsJC16

    Watch how Cabrera hits. He’s always making adjustments. Watch #Yankees hitters. They never make adjustments. That’s why they don’t hit.

  555. jacksquat October 16th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    haha, yeah it feels like goals.

  556. Hassey October 16th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    I admire your bravery guys, but come on, the Yanks are not scoring 3 runs in this game

  557. JobaTipsHisCap October 16th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    Complete game by verlander

  558. ac1 October 16th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    1 hit in the 6th. awesome!

  559. Hassey October 16th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    who pitches next?

  560. igotid88 October 16th, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    bloop and a blast

  561. Hassey October 16th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    Kate Upton hangover starting to take effect

  562. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    It’s really amazing that the Yanks can’t even get baserunners. I understand that scoring a run is too much for them but this is insane. The Tigers pitching is decent at best and the Yanks have scored in only 1 inning in this series. It’s really embarrassing. It’s like watching the Mets.

  563. igotid88 October 16th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    that was ball 4

  564. PRicanYankees42 October 16th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    DONTTTT SWINGGG!

  565. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    “I admire your bravery guys, but come on, the Yanks are not scoring 3 runs in this game”

    Bite your tongue!

  566. PRicanYankees42 October 16th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Whattt annn idiotttt!

  567. Hassey October 16th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    GRandy effin sux

  568. RMS October 16th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Great at bat by Grandy.

  569. Phranchise October 16th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    wow that’s the swing you take on a 3-1 pitch?

  570. Ken Phelps October 16th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Hassey October 16th, 2012 at 10:03 pm
    I admire your bravery guys, but come on, the Yanks are not scoring 3 runs in this game

    ________
    Im not sure they are getting 3 hits……but hey

  571. BA October 16th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Must be nice to be that good AND have a gigantic strike zone

  572. willwill October 16th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    1 hit shutout.. lmao and you know what? Verlander? I’m not impressed this team is horribad

  573. Bring in the Goose October 16th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    3-1 pitch and foul to third?

    Take the walk!!!

  574. Benny Blanco October 16th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    He pops up a 3-1 pitch?? Unfreaking believable

  575. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Wow Granderson is awful. That pitch was right there to hit. Cashman should really look to move him in the off season. I am tired of his non contact already.

  576. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    We could be making history if we don’t score soon, given Verlander’s 27.2 innings streak and the longest being 29.

  577. Hassey October 16th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    has Leyland even had to make one decision tonite?

  578. Poetkiosk October 16th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    my wife told me not to torture myself and go to bed

  579. Hassey October 16th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    I guess the Fielder 3-0 swing away was th eonly time Leyland even spoke to anyone else all night

  580. RMS October 16th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    This is painful to watch.

  581. Hassey October 16th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    here come the 97′s

  582. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    True about us not making any adjustments.

  583. RadioKev October 16th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    You know, logically, Andruw Jones would have been incredible this series.

  584. longtimefan October 16th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    PATHETIC…..

  585. Triple Short of a Cycle October 16th, 2012 at 10:09 pm

    Can’t wait for the posts tomorrow bringing up 2004 and the Sox being down 0-3.

  586. PRicanYankees42 October 16th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    No luck

  587. MoRings42 October 16th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Why the Freak was Gardner jogging out of the box?

  588. Hassey October 16th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    I like to think the 2b would have had that anyway, but what the fukk?

  589. ac1 October 16th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    this is hard to watch

  590. RMS October 16th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Yankees have 1 hit, pitiful.

  591. Gary October 16th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    This is a shame, every year the fans wait for greatness and they get medocrity. The Yanks used to own October, now October owns them.

  592. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    18 consecutive scoreless innings from us. Id rather feel numb than the sadness I’m feeling right now.

  593. Hassey October 16th, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    with this pitch count, Verlander could even start tomorrow, just to make sure the series is over

  594. Phranchise October 16th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Well no break there for Gardner. Next inning is the only shot we have at putting something together. If those guys can’t step up it was never meant to be.

    I wonder if these guys will re-dedicate themselves this offseason again? Like Swisher spending time to reverse his October woes.

  595. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    This looks like single A batters facing major league pitchers. They have missed so many hittable pitches in this series. This is really hard to not only watch but to figure out. How can these guys really look this bad?!

  596. Abomb82 October 16th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    This game is on Joe for not starting CC opposite Verlander. The season on the line and he doesn’t start his ace. We’re gonna end this series without CC pitching in a meaningful game. Awful

  597. Bring in the Goose October 16th, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    Have Gardy, Ichiro or Nunez tried bunting their way on???

  598. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Can we come up with a drinking game for game 4? It will help us watch less of this game and make tomorrow less painful.

  599. RyanC October 16th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    If Gardner actually runs out of the box he makes it easily. Brutal effort.

  600. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Verlander is only at 81 pitches. So he is definitely pitching a complete game.

  601. vc 11 October 16th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    The Yanks have scored in 13 of 78 innings so far.

  602. JobaTipsHisCap October 16th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Still I don’t understand why many people think they a shot on verlander tonight.
    Why?

  603. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Trish, any way you can give me hope?

  604. longtimefan October 16th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Fans care—–Ownership does not.

  605. Gcyanks October 16th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Lets face it, lets hope for a good winter meeting and hope that for next season we don’t look to hit a homer every pitch which I blame klong for, im not giving up but the way were hitting can’t say much.

  606. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Bring in the Goose October 16th, 2012 at 10:11 pm
    Have Gardy, Ichiro or Nunez tried bunting their way on???
    ———————————–

    No.

  607. igotid88 October 16th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    I would pinch hit Alex for Cano if Ichiro or Tex get on.

  608. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    The season is on the line tomorrow. I’d much rather have CC pitch in that game. Why waste a potential CC performance opposing Verlander? In any event, I agree this is hard to watch.

  609. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    So that’s how a hit looks like…

  610. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    This game is on Joe for not starting CC opposite Verlander.
    ————-

    Yeah because that really matters. This series is on the offense not the pitching. You can’t ask CC to pitch a shut out and Yoy can’t win if you can’t score a run.

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

    Where was that pitch? The umps are really screwing the Yankees pitchers in the play offs. It’s almost like the other team is paying these guys.

  612. JobaTipsHisCap October 16th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    I think they score total 4 runs in this series.

  613. vtyankee October 16th, 2012 at 10:16 pm

    Trisha: I usually admire your optimism– but it is time to take your daily pill to control the
    delusions. This is a bad team with a way below average manager.

  614. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    This team looks like they’ve mailed it in

  615. longtimefan October 16th, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    Please get rid of Martin next year.

  616. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    Nice job Martin. The effort is just not where it needs to be. It’s like they are sleeping during these games.

  617. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 10:18 pm

    I’m happy they didn’t start CC tonight. At least you have him for tomorrow so maybe you can steal a game. It wouldn’t have mattered if they started Adam Warren tonight at this point…

  618. JobaTipsHisCap October 16th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    This is the most pathetic team in last 20 Alcs.

  619. Ken Phelps October 16th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    I have seen a lot of cody eppley lately

  620. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    I take back my previous statement that the Yanks should qualify Martin just to keep away from a multi-year contract. I am no officially “anybody but Martin”.

  621. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Cc could pitch a gem tomorrow and find a way to lose. We are actually running on best case scenario this game, being in the 6th inning and still close in the game. Unfortunately, you can’t win without putting runs across the board and the yanks can’t do that. We’ve pitched in the postseason as good as we can, but no offense gets you no wins.

  622. Poetkiosk October 16th, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    This game makes me sad as a baseball fan because its bad baseball on the part of the NY Yankees

  623. RMS October 16th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Have CC pinch hit for- anybody.

  624. Ken Phelps October 16th, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Im not against starting Cc today…but you would have to start hughes tomorrow anyway…so I guess what’s the difference. besides whoever the starting pitcher has been has not been the issue. this is a historically bad post season offense…period

  625. Bring in the Goose October 16th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Tyler says:
    October 16, 2012 at 10:13 pm
    Bring in the Goose October 16th, 2012 at 10:11 pm
    Have Gardy, Ichiro or Nunez tried bunting their way on???
    ———————————–

    No.

    —–

    WTH not? These guys aren’t in there for xbhs.

    Mistake to not try bunting.

  626. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    At this point Girardi should just give up. It doesn’t matter if they give up 5 runs or 2 they aren’t scoring a run tonight. Unless of course Ibanez manages to hit a homerun. The “effort” is pathetic from the offensive players and Cashman shouldn’t be happy at all.

  627. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Any fellow ‘Impractical Jokers’ fans in here?

  628. Triple Short of a Cycle October 16th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    If the Tigers had an average closer we would not have scored.

    Good thing the offense isn’t the problem with this team

  629. Ken Phelps October 16th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    You can’t let cody eppley blow this game up……got to keep the score 2-0

  630. Ken Phelps October 16th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle October 16th, 2012 at 10:21 pm
    If the Tigers had an average closer we would not have scored.

    Good thing the offense isn’t the problem with this team
    __________
    Correct…basically the yankees have not scored this entire series…amazing

  631. longtimefan October 16th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Small problems…hitters don’t hit, pitchers can’t pitch, fielders mis- judge balls, and the manager is a sleep at the switch.

  632. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 16th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    I will try the reverse curse: We are done. Stick a fork in us. We would be better off if the rain came and they called it a complete game and we got the L without any further effort or injury. We Stink and have NO FIGHT left in us….this has been a post. (reverse, that is) :-)

  633. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 10:22 pm

    Bring in the Goose October 16th, 2012 at 10:21 pm
    Tyler says:
    October 16, 2012 at 10:13 pm
    Bring in the Goose October 16th, 2012 at 10:11 pm
    Have Gardy, Ichiro or Nunez tried bunting their way on???
    ———————————–

    No.

    —–

    WTH not? These guys aren’t in there for xbhs.

    Mistake to not try bunting.
    —————————————————

    I have no answers man. Verlander obviously isn’t easy to bunt off but I at least would have had Ichiro take off when he had the single in the 4th. That’s at the very least.

  634. BA October 16th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    If the Yanks can hold them, and tie it up late, we might see CC tonight. Joba in the 7th, DRob in the 8th, Soriano in the 9th and CC in extras.

  635. igotid88 October 16th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    longtimefan October 16th, 2012 at 10:17 pm
    Please get rid of Martin next year.
    —————

    Only if he asks for too much money. Otherwise they’re going to keep him

  636. luis October 16th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Well guys, see you in the PG thread.

  637. Benny Blanco October 16th, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    Every time I switch from the debate to the game the tigers have men on base..

  638. Benny Blanco October 16th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    bases loaded for Cabrera?? #notgood.

  639. NYY fan in NH October 16th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    You gotta question the heart of the Yankees right now. This is a complete failure. Not one person in here would have thought they would just completely lose it (offensively) this post season. It’s pathetic and makes me sick to my stomach when you pour your heart out for 162 games just to see this. Just to hold off the O’s for the final stretch of the season. I’m stunned and hope for an overhaul this offseason.

  640. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    Girardi gets outmanaged by Leyland once again. The players aren’t performing but Girardi has done a TERRIBLE job managing this post season.

  641. austinmac October 16th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    It doesn’t matter who pitches if the team doesn’t score. This is historically bad.

  642. Ken Phelps October 16th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    and this game may just blowup

  643. Jerkface October 16th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    There is no way Boone Logan should be facing Miguel Cabrera with the bases loaded

  644. LGY October 16th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    WTH is Girardi doing? The Yankees are on the verge of being dead in this series and BOONE LOGAN is on the mound?????

  645. djsunyc October 16th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    wow…got lucky there…

  646. igotid88 October 16th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Finally one goes our way

  647. Jerkface October 16th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Hahaha great play!!!

  648. UnKnown October 16th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    The DP that turns the Season Around!

    That is the moment that will be remembered for years to come.

  649. RadioKev October 16th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Great double play. The Yankees are still, technically, in this.

  650. Ken Phelps October 16th, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    wow! Big moment there!

  651. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Damn, just when I had accepted this they give me hope again…

  652. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Yankees-Fan, the best I can say is that the game isn’t over until the last pitch is thrown. I’m hoping that someone packed the ghosts of Yankee Stadium in his suitcase.

    I will admit to you that I am totally bewildered by what has happened, only because we know that the Yankees are so much better than this. It seems inconceivable that they can’t manage hits. It also annoys me that the umpiring has helped the other side at a time when we really didn’t need the umpires doing anything but calling them riight.

    We’ve seen magic before. I’d like to think that this is all a build up to some miraculous turn-around and the Yankee magic will return and the Tigers will be absolutely stunned.

    I guess I’m saying that I know the Yankees are nowhere as bad as this, and I think everyone else knows it too whether they will admit it or not.

    And I still cannot believe that there is no exacting of karma for the Kenny Rogers 2006 postseason.

  653. EliasInNH October 16th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    That was a hell of a play. Could be momentum-shifting, except that the Yankees can’t score runs. Heck, never mind scoring runs…they can’t get a hit!

  654. jacksquat October 16th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Nice Chavez!

    Still a 1% chance of winning!

  655. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Hey the fat and lazy guy swings at the 1st pitch. The yanks must love seeing that.

  656. LGY October 16th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Hilarious..can’t believe that just happened

  657. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    This play can turn our season around. I TRULLY BELIEVE IT. THAT WAS THE SEASON ON THE LINE WITH EVERYTHING LOOKING LIKE THE TIGERS WOULD BLOW IT OPEN AND THEY GET THE DOUBLE PLAY! Let the play carry you, Yankees!

  658. austinmac October 16th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Girardi can’t be blamed for the team scoring in one inning in three games. I’m not sure what coaching genius can overcome that.

  659. igotid88 October 16th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Girardi has too much faith in some and not enough in others

  660. RMS October 16th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    The players aren’t performing but Girardi has done a TERRIBLE job managing this post season.

    ————————————————————————————————-
    Hard to manage when you have so many players who forgot how to hit the freaking ball.

  661. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    Is it possible to get another baserunner in this game? I guess it’s possible, 9 more outs to go.

  662. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    “Trisha: I usually admire your optimism– but it is time to take your daily pill to control the
    delusions. This is a bad team with a way below average manager”

    vtyankee, giving up is not in my lexicon. I’ve seen other teams have miraculous results, why not ours.

  663. Ken Phelps October 16th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    This is our inning!!!! Maybe? Probably not…but still

  664. Tabbert October 16th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    rally tme!

  665. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Be patient!!!!

  666. Nick in SF October 16th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Perhaps we’ll be able to look back at this moment and say that’s when things began to — look, a squirrel!

  667. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    “This play can turn our season around. I TRULLY BELIEVE IT. THAT WAS THE SEASON ON THE LINE WITH EVERYTHING LOOKING LIKE THE TIGERS WOULD BLOW IT OPEN AND THEY GET THE DOUBLE PLAY! Let the play carry you, Yankees!”

    :)

    There ya go!

  668. vc 11 October 16th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    That was the swing at-bat. Miggy gets a hit there and we’re dead. We just got the play we needed! Now….CAPITALIZE ON IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  669. Poetkiosk October 16th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    I feel bad for Kevin Long in a way. He must be like what the hell kind of crazy curse did I put on this team.

  670. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Come on Ichi

  671. Ken Phelps October 16th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    yankee baseball and debate…riveting television…

  672. igotid88 October 16th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Ichiro with the only 2 hits

  673. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    “Perhaps we’ll be able to look back at this moment and say that’s when things began to — look, a squirrel!”

    For real?

  674. MoRings42 October 16th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    we need 9 ichiro’s and we’re set

  675. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Atta boy

  676. BA October 16th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Instead of a hit and run they need to do a bunt and run against the shift

  677. ac1 October 16th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    lets rally…..

    PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!

  678. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Yes a baserunner!!! Now he has to try and steal 2nd base.

  679. Ken Phelps October 16th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Poetkiosk October 16th, 2012 at 10:30 pm
    I feel bad for Kevin Long in a way. He must be like what the hell kind of crazy curse did I put on this team.

    __________
    I think the curse is…”swing as hard as you can. Try it a homerun every at bat….strike outs are okay..and when you lose tip your cap to the other team’s pitcher.”

  680. RadioKev October 16th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    I think it’s unfair when Tex makes an out going the other way. Just give it to him, man.

  681. vc 11 October 16th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Nick in SF October 16th, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    Perhaps we’ll be able to look back at this moment and say that’s when things began to — look, a squirrel!

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    C’mon, Scooter! Run out across the Tigers dugout! B)

  682. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Tex isn’t swinging the bat well tonight. That was a hittable pitch.

  683. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    Go Robi

  684. ac1 October 16th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    we need at least 1 run to boost morale for the last innings

  685. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Why isn’t Ichiro even trying to steal? Cano hits a ton of groundballs now and he has to be on the move.

  686. JobaTipsHisCap October 16th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    Cano 2run hr

  687. djsunyc October 16th, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    that was the best swing robbie had all series…

  688. Ken Phelps October 16th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    talk about over due

  689. UnKnown October 16th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Not sure if I would run now. Maybe bet on one of Cano or Raul going big fly.

  690. Nick in SF October 16th, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    “For real?”

    Simpsons. Although there are numerous squirrels nearby.

  691. bruceb October 16th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    If the Yankees were hitting, they might have had a chance in this series. I actually think they have over-achieved this year by reaching the ALCS. They’re a veteran team who rely on on one big inning and the long ball to win a game.

  692. BA October 16th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Why is Ichiro still at first? Doesn’t he have to steal? Forget about the hole between first and second.

  693. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Cano is having some good swings

  694. Ys Guy October 16th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    damn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  695. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Wow

  696. igotid88 October 16th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    I said to pinch hit Alex.

  697. NYY fan in NH October 16th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    0-29.. WOW!

  698. JobaTipsHisCap October 16th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Ibanez 2 run hr

  699. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Ugghhh. A good at bat has to end with an ugly swing. No chance to hit that pitch and it isn’t a strike. Cano’s gigantic strike zone is really killing him in the play offs.

  700. RMS October 16th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Tomorrow Nix at 2nd base, Stewart catches.

  701. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Better AB by Cano. Tried to go oppo on the outside pitches at least

  702. MoRings42 October 16th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Remember when Cano didn’t try to knock balls out of the park?

    He actually hit the ball then

  703. Ken Phelps October 16th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    a one out hit= rally?

  704. Ys Guy October 16th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    ichiro’s 38, he can’t steal at-will anymore. he’ll steal if he can but he can’t force it.

  705. djsunyc October 16th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    how is that a strike?!?!?

  706. kville October 16th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    why cant ichiro steal damit

  707. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Sick

  708. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Both of those pitches aren’t strikes. These freakin umps stink.

  709. igotid88 October 16th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    What is it with the wide strike zone

  710. longtimefan October 16th, 2012 at 10:37 pm

    Yea 0 for 29 and wants a 10 yr contract WTF

  711. MoRings42 October 16th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Forget instant replay, how about a real strike zone. We have the technology to do that today.

  712. vc 11 October 16th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Oooo, he had a pitch right there…

  713. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    How much id love an Ibanez special here!

  714. Jerkface October 16th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    Perfect inning setup… Ichiro gets on, the best hitters on the team coming up, futility…

  715. BA October 16th, 2012 at 10:38 pm

    The announcers have not once mentioned the generous calls Verlander has gotten on the outside ALL night.

  716. igotid88 October 16th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Should be Ball 4

  717. willwill October 16th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    5 of the 9 yankee hitters are batting .000

  718. djsunyc October 16th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    crushed but right to fielder…

  719. vc 11 October 16th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Yeesh…………..

  720. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Grrrr

  721. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    If only you scored runs with good defense.

  722. NYY fan in NH October 16th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Lots of outside pitches, but this team looks cooked. I’m in shock over this whole thing. Makes for a long winter….

  723. vc 11 October 16th, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    Maybe the Nets will be decent. : )

  724. igotid88 October 16th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    BA October 16th, 2012 at 10:38 pm
    The announcers have not once mentioned the generous calls Verlander has gotten on the outside ALL night.
    ——————

    They have in passing. But if Verlander doesn’t get a call. You can bet they’ll spend the whole inning dissecting it.

  725. blake October 16th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Ichiro and Ibanez are the only two with a pulse

  726. Hassey October 16th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    I just bet $10,000 that Cano doubles in the 8th inning tomorrow

  727. Carlo October 16th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Need to get 6 outs. Does joe have the decency to use robertson and soriano to get them? This game is totally over if he doesn’t get a clean 7th and 8th inning. Empty the pen, use ur best. Period.

  728. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Twice Ichiro has been on 1st with no one out and he didn’t even try to steal. It’s really hard to understand why he isn’t trying to get into scoring position. Some effort would be nice.

  729. EliasInNH October 16th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    So depressing to see the Yankees like this.

  730. Ys Guy October 16th, 2012 at 10:42 pm

    remember this is a no-bullpen team we’re playing…

    Let’s Go Yankees!!!!!

  731. restlow October 16th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    Verlander’s era is the same as cano’s batting average. Case closed.

  732. Duh Innings II October 16th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    BRILLIANT MOVE BY CASHMAN AND GIRARDI STARTING THE YANKEES’ WORST STARTER VERSUS THE TIGERS’ ACE WITH THE TEAM TRAILING 0-2 IN THE ALCS!!!

    Not only did Phil give up two runs before the end of the sixth inning for an ERA of over 3 for the game which is NOT cutting it when you draw Verlander, he couldn’t even pitch six innings because of a stiff back.

    HUghes’s back is what he is: A STIFF. A stiff who the Yanks need to trade in the offseason so he can’t have a 15-7, 3.40 ERA walk year i.e. use the Yanks to showcase himself to other teams and get a fat payday from one of them as no way the Yanks are giving him that payday on what he’s done for them before that which was two good seasons as a starter (2010 and 2012) out of six seasons (2007-12.)

    I told you people who were against Sabathia starting on three days of rest that he should’ve started tonight and I was right because it’s nice that the game is only 2-0 Tigers, but it most likely would’ve been no score or 1-0 at worse if Sabathia was pitching. We’ll never know.

    If the Yanks lose the ALCS even if it went all the way to seven games, Cashman and Girardi should be fired immediately for this ridiculous Game 3 move which was made with the ridiculous thought that the Yanks would have a better chance to even up the ALCS 2-2 with Sabathia in Game 4 which is classic cart before the horse logic.

    Tell me, how is starting the worst Yankee starter vs. the Tigers’ ace and the Yanks ace vs. the Tigers’ #2 (Scherzer) better than starting ace vs. ace (Sabathia vs. Verlander) and worst starter vs. #2? It isn’t better!

    4 (Hughes) vs. ace (Verlander)

    Ace (Sabathia) vs. 2 (Scherzer)
    .
    …instead of ace vs. ace then 4 vs. 2 !!!

    By starting Hughes tonight, the Yanks greatly increased the risk of relievers not / besides named Robertson and Soriano coming into the game and we’ve seen how that worked out for the Yanks in Games 1 and 2

    Awful general and field managing. Time for Cashman and Girardi to go.

    If the Yanks lose tonight both will have rendered their ace and best pitcher on the team as close to useless as you can get (down 0-3 in the ALCS.) You can’t tell me Sabathia isn’t privately pissed about not pitching tonight.

  733. Hassey October 16th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Ys Guy – Verlander aint coming out of this one

  734. Jerkface October 16th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Twice Ichiro has been on 1st with no one out and he didn’t even try to steal. It’s really hard to understand why he isn’t trying to get into scoring position. Some effort would be nice

    Avila is a good catcher and the pitcher on the hill gets the ball to the plate at the speed of sound. A runner in scoring position isn’t going to help them, its not like they have been grounding into a ton of double plays or something.

    They need 2 runs, can’t afford to get caught stealing.

  735. igotid88 October 16th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Stewart, A-Rod, and Granderson should be coming up. Or maybe Swisher for Martin then Stewart can catch.

  736. Hassey October 16th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    maybe we’ll be rained out

  737. Carlo October 16th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    Sorry, but a mega deal, a star like deal, doesn’t go to a guy who shts his pants in record breaking fashion in October. Simply doesn’t make any sense. Don’t care about the sample size, its big enough over the long term in Octobers past, and it is awful.

  738. willwill October 16th, 2012 at 10:44 pm

    eyeroll, the yankees pitchers aren’t at fault again…

  739. Duh Innings II October 16th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Twice Ichiro has been on 1st with no one out and he didn’t even try to steal. It’s really hard to understand why he isn’t trying to get into scoring position. Some effort would be nice.

    —————

    He has a manager who’s asleep at the wheel. Girardi should be ordering Ichiro to steal, not Ichiro.

  740. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    Cashman really must be scratching his head with this offense. I know it happens every post season where they can’t get the big risp hit. But this is unreal to not even be able to get on base. They have faced such average pitchers this whole post season. You can understand not hitting Verlander but every other game is unbelievable.

  741. Hassey October 16th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    maybe the Tigers will lend us alberto castillo to PH for Martin?

  742. UnKnown October 16th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Kay flipped out on his show today about the benching of Arod. Very predictable.

  743. Carlo October 16th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Duh – yeah, wish we had sabathia going tonight because if he threw a shutout thus far, we’d still be tied 0-0. Huge edge….wow. Then hughes tomorrow…..wow, what a fantastic scenario.

  744. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    These games are even more frustrating because the starting pitchers have been so good. They have wasted so many great performances. Now Cashman sees that a $200m offense means nothing in the play offs.

  745. Jerkface October 16th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    This is the game right here, Girardi, why are you letting Boone face righties.

  746. UnKnown October 16th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Right on Jerkface about Ichi stealing.

    The first time I would’ve went but not this last inning.

  747. Nick in SF October 16th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    I just read that someone named Candy Crowley is interviewing to be the next manager of the Rockies, but I don’t know what that means.

  748. igotid88 October 16th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Duh Innings II October 16th, 2012 at 10:43 pm
    BRILLIANT MOVE BY CASHMAN AND GIRARDI STARTING THE YANKEES’ WORST STARTER VERSUS THE TIGERS’ ACE WITH THE TEAM TRAILING 0-2 IN THE ALCS!!!

    Not only did Phil give up two runs before the end of the sixth inning for an ERA of over 3 for the game which is NOT cutting it when you draw Verlander, he couldn’t even pitch six innings because of a stiff back.

    HUghes’s back is what he is: A STIFF. A stiff who the Yanks need to trade in the offseason so he can’t have a 15-7, 3.40 ERA walk year i.e. use the Yanks to showcase himself to other teams and get a fat payday from one of them as no way the Yanks are giving him that payday on what he’s done for them before that which was two good seasons as a starter (2010 and 2012) out of six seasons (2007-12.)

    I told you people who were against Sabathia starting on three days of rest that he should’ve started tonight and I was right because it’s nice that the game is only 2-0 Tigers, but it most likely would’ve been no score or 1-0 at worse if Sabathia was pitching. We’ll never know.

    If the Yanks lose the ALCS even if it went all the way to seven games, Cashman and Girardi should be fired immediately for this ridiculous Game 3 move which was made with the ridiculous thought that the Yanks would have a better chance to even up the ALCS 2-2 with Sabathia in Game 4 which is classic cart before the horse logic.

    Tell me, how is starting the worst Yankee starter vs. the Tigers’ ace and the Yanks ace vs. the Tigers’ #2 (Scherzer) better than starting ace vs. ace (Sabathia vs. Verlander) and worst starter vs. #2? It isn’t better!

    4 (Hughes) vs. ace (Verlander)

    Ace (Sabathia) vs. 2 (Scherzer)
    .
    …instead of ace vs. ace then 4 vs. 2 !!!

    By starting Hughes tonight, the Yanks greatly increased the risk of relievers not / besides named Robertson and Soriano coming into the game and we’ve seen how that worked out for the Yanks in Games 1 and 2

    Awful general and field managing. Time for Cashman and Girardi to go.

    If the Yanks lose tonight both will have rendered their ace and best pitcher on the team as close to useless as you can get (down 0-3 in the ALCS.) You can’t tell me Sabathia isn’t privately pissed about not pitching tonight.
    —————

    Have you been watching the game? None of those things happen if Hughes got the same strike zone as Verlander. Except maybe for the back issue.

  749. Bring in the Goose October 16th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Boone Proctor Logan.

    Will this man have any bullets left for 2013?

  750. Jeff NJ October 16th, 2012 at 10:49 pm

    Good news, the debate is over, I am back to push the Yankees over the top! 2 runs is nothing, the Yankees will win this one 4-2!

  751. igotid88 October 16th, 2012 at 10:50 pm

    Giambi

  752. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    I bet Arod’d love to get into this game. You never know who he may spy in the first two rows.

    What a d-bag.

  753. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    “Good news, the debate is over, I am back to push the Yankees over the top! 2 runs is nothing, the Yankees will win this one 4-2!”

    I KNEW we were missing some power!!!

  754. Carlo October 16th, 2012 at 10:53 pm

    Trisha – no need to be negative on arod. He is an awesome player and maybe he isn’t perfect like u but he’s so great.

  755. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Maybe they can actually get another baserunner

  756. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    I would have thought about running Ichiro in the 4th but no way last inning.

  757. Abomb82 October 16th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    “Giambi”

    Would outhit anyone on this current team

  758. Ys Guy October 16th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW!

    Let’s Go Yankees!!!!!

  759. UnKnown October 16th, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    Game is still there for the stealing.

  760. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    Yeah that was a strike….It’s funny how much the umps help him out.

  761. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 10:55 pm

    In other news, I’m currently looking at an MLB girlfriends/wives list on foxsports.com and Jeter has around 10 out of the 50 listed. Impressive.

  762. luis October 16th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    One thing is for sure…the K zone from this ump has been a joke

  763. Triple Short of a Cycle October 16th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Not only does Cash know pitching he knows good hitting as well.

  764. Ys Guy October 16th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    c’mon chavy!

  765. MaxyC October 16th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Back to back shutouts for the Yankees.

  766. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    A player whose team is really hurting in the postseason who takes the game and loss so seriously as to flirt with women in the stands and pass them balls with notes? He can go to hell and burn forever as far as I’m concerned. You’d never see Jeter do something like that.

    I never want to see his face again. i doubt I’ll get my wish, but what a major league POS.

  767. igotid88 October 16th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    Still no Alex

  768. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    This one sided strike zone is disgusting. Like Verlander really needs help from the umps.

  769. ac1 October 16th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    5 hits in the last two games.
    a winning strategy if i have ever seen one.

  770. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Bring in Stewart…..

  771. JobaTipsHisCap October 16th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    I think post game news conf will be a lot more interesting

  772. vc 11 October 16th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Now Martin’s hurt……….. :/

  773. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    Just what we need.

    :(

    Talk about a snake-bitten team.

  774. Mike in Harrisburg October 16th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Oh ffs. Martin messed up in the dugout. What else could go wrong?

  775. willwill October 16th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    is it over yet?

  776. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    trisha-

    Keep in mind that it is the NY Post and Daily News that are running with that story.

  777. Duh Innings II October 16th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    Carlo October 16th, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Duh – yeah, wish we had sabathia going tonight because if he threw a shutout thus far, we’d still be tied 0-0. Huge edge….wow. Then hughes tomorrow…..wow, what a fantastic scenario.

    ——–

    Hey stupid. The game would still be no score. No Logan or Eppley. Just CC which could mean just D-Rob and/or Sori after CC if the Yanks go up 1-0 or 2-0. That would mean a less likelihood of runs scored against the bullpen as well as the starter. Check the ERAs for CC, D-Rob, and Sori dumbas s.

    Yeah, brilliant move not starting ace (CC) against ace (The Big V.)

    I’d rather have had my ace against their ace tonight and Hughes vs. a lesser starter then Verlander (Scherzer) tomorrow.

    Btw if CC started tonight guess what? HE WOULD START TWICE IN THE SERIES AND ON NORMAL REST FOR GAME 7 if the series went to seven games.

  778. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 10:58 pm

    The ump has saved Verlander like 2-3 walks tonight with his joke of a strike zone

  779. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Whatever Chavez is providing, A-Rod can definitely do. For all his struggles, I thought he should’ve started.

    Now Martin is injured? I can’t wait for this game to be over…

  780. Bring in the Goose October 16th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    This is embarrassing.

    I’m embarrassed.

  781. Triple Short of a Cycle October 16th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    The only thing that surprised me today was how confident people on here were that they were going to all of a sudden hit the first actual good pitcher they faced all post season.

  782. Carlo October 16th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    Hey everybody, we’re going streakin, 50 effing innings in a row without a run, follow me.

  783. willwill October 16th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    i am betting with a major choke like this, arod is going to be gone, possibly granderson…

  784. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    This is sad

  785. MaxyC October 16th, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    CC should not even pitch – save his arm for next season. Let Lowe take the game.

  786. jackamir October 16th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    pathetic—–no guts—no pride= Yankee baseball

  787. Bring in the Goose October 16th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Where’s the link to the Arod flirting story?

  788. ac1 October 16th, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Yeah, brilliant move not starting ace (CC) against ace (The Big V.)

    ____

    How exactly does this matter?
    The offense scored ZERO!
    Hughes was pitching fine.

  789. Benny Blanco October 16th, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    this is just depressing.

  790. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    willwill October 16th, 2012 at 10:59 pm
    i am betting with a major choke like this, arod is going to be gone, possibly granderson…
    —————————————————

    Where is A-Rod going to go?

  791. JobaTipsHisCap October 16th, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Yanks have good experience to define choke, 2004, now again.

  792. RyanC October 16th, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Perhaps Granderson can pitch tomorrow? He sure as hell can’t hit or field. He has to be good for something right?

  793. Triple Short of a Cycle October 16th, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    How exactly does this matter?
    The offense scored ZERO!
    Hughes was pitching fine.

    —————————-

    The guy’s a moron. Just look at his delusional posts

  794. EliasInNH October 16th, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Trisha–
    Assuming the Yankees were still down 0-2, would you feel the same way about A-Rod’s antics if he was hitting .421 with 3 home runs and 12 RBI this postseason? It’s a serious question, andI’m not trying to start a flame war. Is it that he was doing what he did in general? Or that his focus is somewhere else?

  795. Mike in Harrisburg October 16th, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Martin is a tough SOB, for sure.

  796. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 11:02 pm

    Tyler, it’s a lot more than the Post and the Daily News, and you haven’t seen any denials from the lothario. Meanwhile Yankee fans who witnessed it talked about how the females went to give the balls away and others told them there were notes on it.

    ac1, I stuck with the guy through thick and thin and believed in him no matter how bleak the situation. This brings it to a whole new level for me and now I can’t stomach him. It Posada were still with the Yanks he probably would have kicked the crap out of him.

  797. RadioKev October 16th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    I can’t wait to find out how this is Girardi’s fault. Stewart should have caught the 8th?

  798. jacksquat October 16th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 11:01 pm
    willwill October 16th, 2012 at 10:59 pm
    i am betting with a major choke like this, arod is going to be gone, possibly granderson…
    —————————————————

    Where is A-Rod going to go?

    Back to high school so he can pass notes again.

  799. Duh Innings II October 16th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    igotid88

    Oh please spare me the fu cking endless whining about the umpiring and strikezone!

    Stop making excuses and tip your proverbial cap to the reigning AL Cy Young Award and MVP winner.

    Yeah Verlander needs an expanded strikezone, right, sure, ok.

    “Have you been watching” who the Yanks are facing tonight?

    Bottom line is Verlander outdueled Hughes and Hughes couldn’t make it out of the sixth inning cuz he’s a lazy bum when it comes to his conditioning, period, end of story, case closed.

  800. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    Why is Logan still out there to face righties? Where is Robertson or Joba?

  801. TheStraw October 16th, 2012 at 11:03 pm

    It appears our only hope is to reverse 2004….I think, in the end, the combination of injuries, one dimensional roster construction, the crazy scheduling, questionable managing and questionable umpiring have created a perfect storm which is too much for the Yanks to overcome. It is the combination of these factors, not any single one of them.

    I agree with whoever above said that we may have overachieved by getting to the ALCS.

  802. EliasInNH October 16th, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    Yanks have good experience to define choke, 2004, now again.
    —–
    Come on, we were up 3-0 and had crushed them 19-8 in Game 3. This series so far, we’ve had no shot. And we got lucky during the Baltimore series. I don’t think many of us were saying “I guarantee a win” in game 5 vs. Baltimore based on how we’ve been hitting.

  803. Against All Odds October 16th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    He can go to hell and burn forever as far as I’m concerned.

    —————————————-

    SMH taking this way too far.

  804. blake October 16th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    I think Verlander could throw 15 scoreless tonight against this bunch

  805. Jdiddyshownopitty October 16th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    this teams needs an enema!

  806. RadioKev October 16th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    EliasInNH October 16th, 2012 at 11:04 pm
    Yanks have good experience to define choke, 2004, now again.
    —–
    Come on, we were up 3-0 and had crushed them 19-8 in Game 3. This series so far, we’ve had no shot. And we got lucky during the Baltimore series. I don’t think many of us were saying “I guarantee a win” in game 5 vs. Baltimore based on how we’ve been hitting.
    ———-

    Sabathia was just lucky.

  807. austinmac October 16th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    This is worse than the 1963 World Series against Koufax and Drysdale. It has the same helpless feel.

  808. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    So true that in another postseason, a two-run game would have us on the edge of our seats but instead, its this heavy feeling that everything is falling apart and we can’t catch a break.

  809. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    It will be really, really frustrating if Cashman doesn’t make some major moves this off season with the offense. Swisher will be gone obviously and hopefully they will bring Ichiro back. But this offense is really missing a big middle of the order bat. Right now they only have Cano and Tex when he actually has his timing. They can’t keep filling this lineup up with cheap older guys. Eventually it has to be fixed.

  810. Carlo October 16th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Duh – ur thesis is effing retarded. Period.

    Yeah, let’s assume sabathia has a shutout right now because that’s always a lock.

    Then let’s look at this dumb effing comment u made:

    Sabathia (ace) vs verlander (ace)
    Hughes (4) vs scherzer (2)

    So, by the numbers is looks like a coin flip in game 1 and a loss in game 2.

    Or

    Hughes (4) vs Verlander (ace)- loss
    Sabathia (ace) vs scherzer (2) – win

    So ur scenario has one definite loss and one 50/50 game. So, basically, we lose 1.5 out of two games.

    The way it is structured, we should (by ur crazy rankings that are infallible) split the two games.

  811. RadioKev October 16th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Not to be overly positive here, but it’s pretty remarkable we’ve only given up 2 runs, with Hughes going out so early. The line up has really squandered some of the best Yankees pitching I’ve ever seen.

  812. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    “Or that his focus is somewhere else?”

    That his focus is where it was, not just that it’s somewhere else. If he had family problems, or bad things happening in his life and he totally lost focus, my heart would go out to him and I’d be right behind him.

    But it wasn’t external forces over which he had no control. It was a conscious choice to act like a total ahole while his team was in huge trouble.

  813. TheStraw October 16th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Not really a choke if you’re not in position to win in the first place.

  814. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    trisha-

    If it’s true, then he needs to be gone through whatever means possible. I don’t think we will know the truth until after the season. Lets wait and see.

  815. luis October 16th, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    Straw,

    We have overachieved, the pitching did it’s job, but the offense is nowhere in sight

  816. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    This feels like a 13-0 game

  817. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Did the announcer just say we will be facing a 3-0 deficit when the game is still underway? I know we fans are down, but for an announcer to say that?

  818. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Logan actually did a really nice job.

  819. igotid88 October 16th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Abomb82 October 16th, 2012 at 10:54 pm
    “Giambi”

    Would outhit anyone on this current team
    ————-

    He’s interviewing for the Rockies manager job

  820. jackamir October 16th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    HEY—-Stop Piling on Trish ! She’s hurt enough without your stupid remarks… She is a devout fan and a real fine person.

  821. EliasInNH October 16th, 2012 at 11:07 pm

    Sabathia was just lucky.
    —–
    Sabathia had an unbelievable performance. I’ll grant you that. I guess I feel like we overachieved in that series in general, especially in the Ibanez home runs game. I was at Yankee Stadium that night and everyone left the Yankees for dead (literally, 10,000 people left in the 8th)

  822. willwill October 16th, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Greatest karma would be a rain delay so these chokers can’t go back to their 5 star detroit hotel and bang hot strippers

  823. Triple Short of a Cycle October 16th, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Trisha,

    What happened to if you pitch well you win more then you lose?

  824. willwill October 16th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    earlier than they anticipated^

  825. Boston Jim October 16th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    this is it. just get a guy on

  826. Ys Guy October 16th, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    WINNABLE GAME! Let’s Go!

  827. RSM October 16th, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Saturday I was frustrated.
    Sunday I was angry.
    Now I am just numb

  828. Carlo October 16th, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    straw – u bring all this other stuff in (managing, schedule, umpiring) when the team is just total sht offensively. Its no more complicated. None of the other things even remotely matters.

  829. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    The Yanks finally have a good pitching staff that can perform in the play offs and the offense falls asleep. No more Burnett, Wright, Vazquez, Johnson, Brown giving up 5+ plus runs and not giving them a chance to win. It’s so frustrating to lose like this and lose when the pitchers only give up 2 runs.

  830. RadioKev October 16th, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    I know it’s Verlander, and he might be the best pitcher in the game, but he wasn’t this good tonight. The Yankees didn’t put good swings on hittable balls.

  831. Bo knows October 16th, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    That’s one earned run.

  832. Nick in SF October 16th, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    Ok, here’s the inning that the SPEED KILLS! It’s all teed up for Girardi: Nuney, Gardy, Ichi!

  833. Madrugador October 16th, 2012 at 11:11 pm

    It is amazing Trish- the pitching has been not good but great. Has a team ever hit worse in the post season?

  834. igotid88 October 16th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    Duh Innings II October 16th, 2012 at 11:03 pm
    igotid88

    Oh please spare me the fu cking endless whining about the umpiring and strikezone!

    Stop making excuses and tip your proverbial cap to the reigning AL Cy Young Award and MVP winner.

    Yeah Verlander needs an expanded strikezone, right, sure, ok.

    “Have you been watching” who the Yanks are facing tonight?

    Bottom line is Verlander outdueled Hughes and Hughes couldn’t make it out of the sixth inning cuz he’s a lazy bum when it comes to his conditioning, period, end of story, case closed.
    ———————-

    there were at least 2 k’s taken away from Hughes. He could have pitched an extra inning. His back has nothing to do with conditioning. And Verlander had at least 2 walks taken away from him because of the wide strike zone.

  835. ac1 October 16th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    how are they not squaring up on some of these pitches?

  836. Ys Guy October 16th, 2012 at 11:12 pm

    c’mon nunnny FIGHT!

  837. Ys Guy October 16th, 2012 at 11:13 pm

    Let’s Go Yankees!!!!!

  838. Carlo October 16th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Lotta “die hard yankee fans” here, some of which have a grip on reality though.

  839. chicken little October 16th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Brian Cashman, Hal, Hank, Randy Levine — if you are reading this — no more spare parts, old guys, patchwork offense — build this thing right. the dynasty yankees had guys who knew what it took to win. want to know why the yanks beat the braves? because by the time the eighth inning came, the starter was so exhausted from hitters taking all those pitches, he was out of the game!

  840. ac1 October 16th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    crap!

    that’s how its going.

    he will K now

  841. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    The Yanks should have just lost to the O’s. It would be much easier to handle instead of having to watch his crap. It wasn’t even competitive. The Tigers are an average team and if the offense showed up a little bit they could have won this series easy.

  842. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Doesn’t that just say it all.

    :evil:

  843. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    Damn, they have no luck

  844. Ys Guy October 16th, 2012 at 11:14 pm

    stay with him eduardo!

  845. Against All Odds October 16th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Has a team ever hit worse in the post season?

    ———————-

    We used to think the 05-07 teams were bad offensively in the PS. I don’t have the numbers but no way they could be this bad.

  846. luis October 16th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Regardless… That’s how you hit a hanging pitch… I hope everybody would see it from the dugout

  847. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Keep battling, Nunie.

  848. Boston Jim October 16th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    man if half the yanks had the fight nunny has

  849. Ys Guy October 16th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    yeah baby ! keep working him nunez!

  850. Benny Blanco October 16th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    JV throwing 99 on his 122 pitch. unreal

  851. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    At least Nunez is having some good swings. Too bad they couldn’t get his live bat in there before tonight.

  852. ac1 October 16th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Its gone!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  853. igotid88 October 16th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Nuñez!!!!

  854. Boston Jim October 16th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    eff ya nunny

  855. TheStraw October 16th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Nuney! Still breathing.

  856. EliasInNH October 16th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Nunez!!!

  857. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Yeah baby it’s called bat speed!!!

  858. Nick in SF October 16th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    BOOM goes the Nuney-mite!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  859. Jerkface October 16th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Nunez, what a rip!

  860. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    THANK YOU GOD IN HEAVEN.

  861. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Nunez I love you!!!

  862. Jerkface October 16th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    dats bat speed babies

  863. kville October 16th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    letss gooo what an at batt

  864. EliasInNH October 16th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    JV throwing 99 on his 122 pitch. unreal

    This.

  865. ac1 October 16th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    WOW!

  866. RadioKev October 16th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    So ends the shut out. Nunie gets another start tomorrow.

    Get Valverde in there!

  867. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Hanging curve

  868. Ys Guy October 16th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    yeah! NUNEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    THEREE’S your damn shutout!

    NOW TAKE THIS GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  869. Boston Jim October 16th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    get ur lips off V Tbs

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

    Nunez is the man!!! Some great swings from him in that at bat. He has the live bat that a lot of guys in the lineup don’t have.

  871. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    ‘atta boy Nunez! Really nice game for him all-around

  872. blake October 16th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Holy Nunez they scored a run!

  873. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    I would think it’s time for the dancing clown!

  874. Patrick October 16th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Even if we lose the silver lining is that Mike Francesca was wrong about Nuney.. solo HR and a great play earlier in the game to save a run

  875. ac1 October 16th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    the young guys seem to have so much more in them than the vets

  876. luis October 16th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    He just did it again… Could you guys in the dugout learn how to approach an at bat and how to hit an off speed pitch?!

  877. TheStraw October 16th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Bunt.

  878. vc 11 October 16th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    HOLY NUNEY BALLZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  879. RSM October 16th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Awesome at bat by Nunie!!
    Maybe he can give Cano some pointers.

  880. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    No A-Rod yet?

  881. ac1 October 16th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    should consider a bunt down the 3b line

  882. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Gardner should bunt to 3rd base

  883. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 11:16 pm
    Nunez is the man!!! Some great swings from him in that at bat. He has the live bat that a lot of guys in the lineup don’t have.
    —————————————————–

    A little youth doesn’t hurt.

  884. ac1 October 16th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    if gardner gets on base, it’s on.

  885. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Be smart swing at strikes

  886. blake October 16th, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Get on Gardner

  887. Jeff NJ October 16th, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Verlander’s arm is going to fall off

  888. Ys Guy October 16th, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    c’mon gardner get on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  889. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    “Verlander’s arm is going to fall off”

    Let’s hope.

  890. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Best Yankees at bat this series and not because of the homer, but because he kept battling and fouling pitches.

  891. ac1 October 16th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    i wanted gardner to start but this may have been the time for a ph…

  892. Ys Guy October 16th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    hang with ‘em brett!

  893. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    I can’t believe he isn’t trying to bunt. It shows you what Girardi thinks of Swisher and Arod that they aren’t pinch hitting here.

  894. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Gardner is swinging at a lot of balls he normally wouldn’t when his timing is right..

  895. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    That pitch was in my back yard for God sake!

  896. blake October 16th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Yes that’s a ball Justin

  897. igotid88 October 16th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Yes. he didn’t get the call

  898. kville October 16th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Work him Gardyyy

  899. Boston Jim October 16th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    betta not call that a strike

  900. ac1 October 16th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    at least we are fighting this inning….
    not 3 straight k’s like to swish or granderson or arod

  901. BA October 16th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    Really need a scratch single here

  902. EliasInNH October 16th, 2012 at 11:19 pm

    That pitch was in my back yard for God sake!

    pretty much.

  903. Benny Blanco October 16th, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Verlander’s arm is made of rubber

  904. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    How far as Arod fallen that he isn’t an option here…

  905. blake October 16th, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Fantastic job by the bullpen and pitching tonight again

  906. kville October 16th, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    Gardner is swinging at a lot of balls he normally wouldn’t when his timing is right..
    —-
    Also the strike zone is crap

  907. Ys Guy October 16th, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    keep working him brett!

  908. Jeff NJ October 16th, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    finally getting in the pen

  909. Ys Guy October 16th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    ok bullpen time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    time to take this series right here!

  910. Boston Jim October 16th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    cmon u guys, its phil coke!!! hes a bum

  911. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    kville October 16th, 2012 at 11:20 pm
    Gardner is swinging at a lot of balls he normally wouldn’t when his timing is right..
    —-
    Also the strike zone is crap
    ————————————–

    Very true. Probably a combination of both.

  912. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Coke?

  913. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    I’d rather face Coke than Verlander.

  914. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Hope Ichiro can get on base again!

  915. JobaTipsHisCap October 16th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    At least no shutout.

  916. RSM October 16th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    Arod for Coke?

  917. Triple Short of a Cycle October 16th, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    I’d have booed Verlander for giving up a run and not completing the game

  918. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    In the midst of all this ineptitude, Ichiro is hitting .462 this series. Here’s your invitation to right field next year!

  919. Boston Jim October 16th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    no way u take ichiro out, ill lose it

  920. Chambliss October 16th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Good job by Gardner, made Verlander work.

  921. Don October 16th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    I told you that Nuney would get a hit.

  922. ac1 October 16th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Arod for Coke?
    ___

    Not taking out ichiro or tex

  923. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Gardner should have been pinch hit for. He was just fouling everything off but wasn’t close to hitting them. He missed so much time you have to at least get Arod in there against a tired Verlander and hope for a homerun. If Arod doesn’t play tomorrow that means his benching has more to do with performance.

  924. TheStraw October 16th, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    Maybe Ichiro can turn on one…..

  925. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Gardner had better at bats than half the lineup this series. Tip my cap, if I had one now, to him.

  926. Boston Jim October 16th, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    park one Ich

  927. Patrick October 16th, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    The Yankees are still probably going to lose the game so I’d like to get this in before the avalanche of negativity. The Yankee pitching staff has been outstanding this postseason. 2 runs, 3 runs, 2 runs, 2 runs, 1 run, 6 runs, 3 runs. And tonight 2 runs allowed when your starter goes down with an injury. Awesome job by the starters and the bullpen

  928. BA October 16th, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    If Ichiro or Tex gets on and Coke is still in do you PH ARod for Cano?

  929. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Captain, but Gardner being in there is what got Verlander out of there.

  930. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    Coke is such garbage.Too bad the offense isn’t on or he would get tattooed.

  931. ac1 October 16th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Jimmy Traina?@JimmyTraina

    And now comes the best part of Justin Verlander’s night; He goes home to Kate Upton.
    ___

    LUcky BAst–D

  932. igotid88 October 16th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    This will be a great time for Cano to break out of his slump

  933. TheStraw October 16th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Or not.

  934. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Come on Tex!!!!!

  935. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Down to the last out.

  936. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Bad at bat by Ichiro. You have to be more patient and look to go to left field. These guys are pulling the ball too much.

  937. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    Bull

  938. austinmac October 16th, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Nunez had the best swings of anyone for several games. He has to play tomorrow.

  939. Ys Guy October 16th, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    c’mon tex!!!!!!!!!!!!

  940. JobaTipsHisCap October 16th, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Awesome job by pitching.
    Too bad the offense is ugly, actually it has been inconsistent the whole season, just not many people pay attention.

  941. PRicanYankees42 October 16th, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    Dangerous switch hitter? Where? where is he??? -___-

  942. Ys Guy October 16th, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    take this clown deep tex!

  943. JorgesArm October 16th, 2012 at 11:25 pm

    I don’t like Coke….come on Tex

  944. igotid88 October 16th, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Oops I forgot Tex was up first.

  945. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    Coke closing a 1 run game in the play offs is hysterical. They are getting beat by such garbage.

  946. ac1 October 16th, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    no way coke comes inside…..

  947. ac1 October 16th, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    just outside?

  948. scuzzles October 16th, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    When did Coke get the tough guy attitued?

  949. Nick in SF October 16th, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    I almost lost it when TBS flashed the count as 0-2.

  950. blake October 16th, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    It’s hilarious how the Tigers pitchers expect these pitches to be called strikes

  951. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Fair this time

  952. Boston Jim October 16th, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    bb

  953. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Yes!

  954. ac1 October 16th, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    ok cano, its your time…..

  955. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    Great job Tex!!!!!

  956. JorgesArm October 16th, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    9th inning team..

  957. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Teix is on!

  958. TheStraw October 16th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Tex! C’mon Cano, do something!

  959. BA October 16th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Redemption time?

  960. Boston Jim October 16th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    come cano. u can erase it all

  961. JorgesArm October 16th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Come on Robbie, break out of that slump with a 2 run HR!

  962. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Please let Robby come through. Please.

  963. MoRings42 October 16th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    I just screamed Yes and then said Shoot Cano’s up.. and I can’t believe that was a natural reaction

  964. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Of course it comes down to Cano. Not a surprise….

  965. ac1 October 16th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    erase this mess you have made this postseason with a big hit here.

  966. blake October 16th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Well Cano has his chance to wipe it all away

  967. EliasInNH October 16th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Yes Teix! Why the hell do they remember how to have a great AB in the 9th…!?

  968. Ys Guy October 16th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    chance to put i all behind you robbie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  969. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    No sabes?!

  970. MoRings42 October 16th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    for the love of god get a hit man

  971. Patrick October 16th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    I don’t care what slump Cano is in, this is the guy you want at the plate in this spot.

  972. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    Now is the time Robby…. 0-29 can be overlooked with one swing right here.

  973. RadioKev October 16th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Well, this is about as good as any other time for some redemption

  974. PRicanYankees42 October 16th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Robbie… Robbie…

  975. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Cano up. Baseball is drama at its best.

  976. MoRings42 October 16th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    you can walk too, that’s fine

  977. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    At least Cano is being patient

  978. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Give Hume something to hit

  979. Ys Guy October 16th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    c’mon cano!!

    we believe in you!!!!

  980. blake October 16th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Alex stop talking to that girl and grab a bat!

  981. vc 11 October 16th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    At least it can’t come down to A-Rod when he’s not in the lineup. :)

  982. ac1 October 16th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    these are your pitches….

  983. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    *him

  984. Jerkface October 16th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Give Hume something to hit

    Well he just got 2 pitches to hit right there.

  985. JobaTipsHisCap October 16th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    If cano hits one out here, all his slump will be forgiven

  986. Jerkface October 16th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    2 fastballs 1 right down the middle 1 belt high.

  987. ac1 October 16th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    that four days between the end of season and the postseason killed cano

  988. igotid88 October 16th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Now Cano

  989. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Damn he was so patient and then swings at that crap. That was ball 3.

  990. jacksquat October 16th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    2-0 pitch was the one, took it.

  991. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    Redemption? 0-30?

  992. luis October 16th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    With regular play Nunez could be a very good SS… Sure, it would be an adventure in the beginning, but after a while he would settle down and do fine

  993. blake October 16th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    U hit Alex or Swisher for Ibanez if Cano gets on?

  994. Frozen Rope II October 16th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Figures it comes down to the loaf

  995. ac1 October 16th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    ibanez is the right guy to have here.

  996. Against All Odds October 16th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    C’mon guys

  997. Patrick October 16th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Pinch hit A-rod please Joe do it

  998. Jeff NJ October 16th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    1 for 30

  999. JorgesArm October 16th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Nice Job Robbie….way to break that slump

  1000. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Atta boy Robi!!!

  1001. Boston Jim October 16th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    arod

  1002. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    THANK YOU GOD!!! THANK YOU ROBBY!!!

  1003. TheStraw October 16th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Raaauullll time.

  1004. igotid88 October 16th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    not a ca-yes. But he keeps the inning alive

  1005. EliasInNH October 16th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Come on Robby!!!!!!!!!! YESSSS!!!

  1006. blake October 16th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Great swing ….hit Arod

  1007. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Cano kinda redemption!

  1008. Jerkface October 16th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    A base hit… eh not sure that is good enough, but it’ll have to do. Winning run is a base hit away!

  1009. Ys Guy October 16th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    yeah robbie!!!!!

    RAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1010. ac1 October 16th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    just a single….. a homerun would be awesome, but a single will give us hope.

  1011. vc 11 October 16th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    What the heck, where did the rain come from? Is this Helm’s Deep for Ibanez??????????? :D

  1012. JorgesArm October 16th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Raul will do it again…3 times a charm!

  1013. PRicanYankees42 October 16th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    He got a hitttttt . *does chicken dance*

  1014. jacksquat October 16th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Has anyone seen Swisher in the dugout?

  1015. RadioKev October 16th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    And so it ends. Well, if a comeback is meant to be…

  1016. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Nice piece of hitting by Cano. Can Ibanez do it again? It’s probably too much too ask.

  1017. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 11:31 pm

    Welcome back Robby

  1018. MoRings42 October 16th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Finally…. cmon Ibanez

  1019. Patrick October 16th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Has anyone seen Swisher in the dugout?

    Yep he was on camera when they brought Nix in to pinch run

  1020. blake October 16th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    You can let Raul face the lefty

  1021. JorgesArm October 16th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Can’t believe A-Rod is not hitting for Ibanez….Lefty-Righty???

  1022. PRicanYankees42 October 16th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Can he do it…. One… More… Time? Cant no no no. Raul?

  1023. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Too bad they waited until the 9th inning to get base hits. Too bad Coke didn’t start this game.

  1024. BA October 16th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Can the legend continue?

  1025. blake October 16th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    You cant let Raul face the lefty

  1026. Patrick October 16th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    A-rod has hit well vs lefties this post season you ahve to pinch hit him right now

  1027. RadioKev October 16th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Nah, you let Ibanez finish it.

  1028. igotid88 October 16th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Still no Alex. Hope this works

  1029. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    A hit please.

  1030. blake October 16th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Cant

  1031. JobaTipsHisCap October 16th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Arod is not trusted at all

  1032. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Swisher is on deck….Why not walk Ibanez and pitch to him? lol

  1033. Against All Odds October 16th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    ac1 October 16th, 2012 at 11:30 pm

    that four days between the end of season and the postseason killed cano

    ———————-

    I would hate to point to that but man no one gets that cold just like that

  1034. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    If A-Rod or Swish don’t bat here, they are really in the doghouse. Or Girardi is afraid of backlash from removing Raul in the clutch.

  1035. luis October 16th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    That was a good at bat from Cano, he went with the pitch and he let it travel deep before committing to it.

    I don’t like Ibanez in this instance, but I guess he is the we’ve got.

  1036. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Rather go righty but keep fingers crossed

  1037. JobaTipsHisCap October 16th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    2 run double would be great

  1038. blake October 16th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    Boy this speaks volumes about what they think of Arod….,I can’t believe Ibanez is facing the lefty

  1039. ac1 October 16th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    if they walk him, we are going to see arod and that is not what we want…

  1040. jacksquat October 16th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    You put in Arod they put in rhp and it’s over.

  1041. vc 11 October 16th, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Oooooo, that was the pitch to hit there!

  1042. G. Love October 16th, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Expecto Ibanez!

  1043. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    This ain’t NYS

  1044. Ys Guy October 16th, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    RAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUULLLLLL!

  1045. ac1 October 16th, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    no way i hit swisher over arod….

  1046. JorgesArm October 16th, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Swisher on DECK????

  1047. JobaTipsHisCap October 16th, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    3-1

  1048. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    I wouldn’t pitch hit for Ibanez. Either he gets a hit or they go home.

  1049. kville October 16th, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    WHYYYYYY SWISHERRRRRRRRR

  1050. RadioKev October 16th, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    blake October 16th, 2012 at 11:33 pm
    Boy this speaks volumes about what they think of Arod….,I can’t believe Ibanez is facing the lefty
    ——-

    His walk off was against Matusz…wasn’t it?

  1051. blake October 16th, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Swisher on deck

  1052. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Swisher is on deck….Why not walk Ibanez and pitch to him? lol

    ———-

    They might

  1053. Triple Short of a Cycle October 16th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    WTF is that puke stain doing on deck?

  1054. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2012 at 11:35 pm

    Come on Raul

  1055. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Damn so close. I hate Coke.

  1056. Jerkface October 16th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Ibanez has been good in the playoffs but not lefty on lefty game on the line good. Sigh…

  1057. Triple Short of a Cycle October 16th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Yankee baseball

  1058. Ys Guy October 16th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    DAMN!

  1059. Against All Odds October 16th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Crap

  1060. JorgesArm October 16th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    OH well…it was a game

  1061. igotid88 October 16th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Damn

  1062. vc 11 October 16th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Ah, well. He can’t save every game. Time for miracles!!

  1063. blake October 16th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Ugh

  1064. EliasInNH October 16th, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Crap. Always so close. Just goes to show you that so many things have to go right in order to bring home a Championship.

  1065. Patrick October 16th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Well at least the Yankees showed a little life, maybe it can carry over

  1066. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

  1067. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    So damned close.

    Well we made it a game, didn’t we? Maybe that bodes well for tomorrow. In any event, I know the thing I don’t want to listen to is the postgame.

    Onward and upward Y fans. We’re not finished yet.

  1068. Ed Whitson October 16th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Another horrible effort by our little $220M engine that can’t. Losers.

  1069. blake October 16th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Joe has zero confidence in Alex

  1070. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    WTF is that puke stain doing on deck?
    —————–

    That made me laugh….But this team makes you want to cry.

  1071. BA October 16th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Another game of HR or nothing. Same story all season long.

  1072. yankeefeminista October 16th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    SMH

  1073. Jerkface October 16th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Well at least the Yankees showed a little life, maybe it can carry over

    They scored a run, a net increase over last game, tiny steps

  1074. MaxyC October 16th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    BUMS – F******G BUMS, THE LOT OF THEM!

  1075. Gary October 16th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Well at least we scored

  1076. Jerkface October 16th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Onward and upward Y fans. We’re not finished yet.

    Yes because technically they have to play game 4, its in the rules or something

  1077. Bronx Jeers October 16th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    Too little too late.

    Such a shame because a win would have meant so much.

  1078. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 16th, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    And now there’s nobody I’d want more on the mound than CC.

  1079. vc 11 October 16th, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    2-1 Yankees tomorrow. :)

    Jerkface October 16th, 2012 at 11:37 pm

    Well at least the Yankees showed a little life, maybe it can carry over

    They scored a run, a net increase over last game, tiny steps

  1080. MaxyC October 16th, 2012 at 11:39 pm

    This thing here, it’s OVER!

  1081. Yankees_Fan October 16th, 2012 at 11:40 pm

    If the last inning serves for something, is that I don’t believe this is over yet. Cano, our most important hitter, just got a hit. Nunez had a huge homer. We had a chance.

    I believe they will win tomorrow. One game at a time. No other way around it.

  1082. Duh Innings II October 16th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Thanks for costing the Yanks Game 3 and probably this season by starting your worst starter (Hughes) over your ace (Sabathia) who will have to start on short rest in Game 7 if the Yanks can force a Game 7, Cashman and Girardi.

    Sabathia/Pettitte/Kuroda/Sabathia for Games 4-7 respectively.

    @#$% Hughes who should be left off the World Series in the possible but highly unlikely event the Yanks go to the 2012 World Series.

  1083. igotid88 October 16th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Alex sill makes this lineup deep. There still men getting on base when Alex was in the lineup

  1084. Jdiddyshownopitty October 16th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    almost…. 4 wins are not impossible

  1085. Jerkface October 16th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Starting Hughes did not cost them the game or the series. They gave up 2 runs for crying out loud. Sabathia isn’t going to throw a shut out tomorrow.

  1086. MaxyC October 16th, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    “4 wins are not impossible”

    ========================
    HAHAHAHAHA! Yes, especially for a team that hitting worse than the Black Sox!

  1087. Against All Odds October 16th, 2012 at 11:44 pm

    Duh Innings II October 16th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Thanks for costing the Yanks Game 3 and probably this season by starting your worst starter (Hughes) over your ace (Sabathia) who will have to start on short rest in Game 7 if the Yanks can force a Game 7, Cashman and Girardi.

    Sabathia/Pettitte/Kuroda/Sabathia for Games 4-7 respectively.

    @#$% Hughes who should be left off the World Series in the possible but highly unlikely event the Yanks go to the 2012 World Series.

    ——————–

    I’ve been very criticial when it comes to Hughes but let’s be honest he pitched well in his start against the O’s and probably would have gone 7 against the Tigers.

  1088. mick October 16th, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    we get em tomorrow.

  1089. Jdiddyshownopitty October 16th, 2012 at 11:46 pm

    I was at the first 3 games of the season in TB…yikes

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