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Road-field advantage?

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

Is it possible that going on the road is the best thing for the Yankees offense?

“Nothing against our environment here (at Yankee Stadium),” Alex Rodriguez said. “But a change of scenery sometimes helps a little bit. Maybe some of our guys will relax a little bit and go out and have some fun.”

Beyond the environment, the park itself might make a difference. Comerica Park is huge, and the temptation to aim for the seats shouldn’t be as great.

“It could be (a good thing),” Mark Teixeira said. “There’s no surprise that you know right field is shorter (at Yankee Stadium) and left-handed hitters tend to pull more here. That’s just the way it is. When it’s going well, it works for you and you could score a lot of runs. Sometimes you pull off the ball, so maybe the bigger field will help us stay in the middle of the field a little bit.”

Whatever it takes — a bigger field, a smaller field, a corn field, whatever it is — the Yankees need something to wake these bats up.

“There’s a lot of guys getting booed (at home), and certainly that’s not a fun feeling,” hitting coach Kevin Long said. “So maybe getting on the road will help us out. I’m not going to use that as the answer, but who knows? … We’ve hit on the road, We know what that park is, and we know that it’s a bigger park. But we are who we are. Hopefully we get this thing on track, catch a couple of breaks here and there. And it’s not going to be easy, but we’ll stay at it.”

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196 Responses to “Road-field advantage?”

  1. Tackelberry October 16th, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    The comeback begins in 6 hours!!

  2. Warning Track Power October 16th, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Tackelberry October 16th, 2012 at 1:11 pm
    BTW, Dellin Betances had a nice bounceback outing last Friday in his 2nd AFL outing. Hurling 2 scoreless, hitless innings, striking out 4 and walking NOBODY! Hopefully, he can build on that and keep going
    -=============================================================
    Thanks for the update. I can’t help but be interested in his performance in the AFL
    2 innings? Is that standard or was he pitching in relief?

  3. Patrick October 16th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Chip,

    2012 was the first time Hunter hit above .300 and was the first time in like 7 years that he was a plus fielder. Also his career OBP is .335. His BABIP in 2012 was .389 so yeah Hunter had a remarkably lucky season.

  4. DONNYBROOK October 16th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Appreciate Long’s assurance that the Yanks will “Stay at it”. WEAK

  5. Kayster October 16th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    Lets Go we BEAT Verlander Tonight I HAVE HOPE!!!

  6. RadioKev October 16th, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    “There’s a lot of guys getting booed (at home), and certainly that’s not a fun feeling,” hitting coach Kevin Long said. “So maybe getting on the road will help us out.”

  7. jacksquat October 16th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    bruceb October 16th, 2012 at 1:56 pm
    Enough of this talk about how Brett Gardner is going to save us tonight. The guy hasn’t started a game since April 6 yet people want to bring him in to face the best pitcher in baseball?

    The argument that “he can’t do any worse” than Swisher does not hold water. Swisher at least has the capability of getting a hit or two – or even knocking one out of the park.

    Probably won’t happen but to steal a quote from Dumb and Dumber: “So you’re telling me there’s a chance!”

    Who said he would be the savior? No one, that’s who. The point is to try something different. Gardner is 3 for 8 + 3 walks vs Verlander. Swisher hits .200. He’s hitting something like .160 in this postseason, and this is the 4th year in a row he has sucked in the postseason. You expect that to change? That’s 4 years and 140+ plate appearances of suck. Dumb is doing the same thing over and over and hoping for a different result. Gardner means better defense and can make things happen against a tough pitcher. Why anyone would still want Swisher in there is beyond me.

  8. Chip October 16th, 2012 at 2:08 pm

    This is horsepoop.

    Players will do better because of the atmosphere at the stadium created by the fans? What a copout.

    Granted, fans should be ashamed of themselves for leaving so many empty seats for playoff games, but Nick Swisher, Curtis Granderson and Alex were stinking up the joint BEFORE the fans started booing. Ask the pitchers if the “fan atmosphere” is hampering their ability?

  9. DONNYBROOK October 16th, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Cut outta that piece was Long assuring everyone, “the Yankees will show up”. BLATHER

  10. Chip October 16th, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    Patrick October 16th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Chip,

    2012 was the first time Hunter hit above .300 and was the first time in like 7 years that he was a plus fielder. Also his career OBP is .335. His BABIP in 2012 was .389 so yeah Hunter had a remarkably lucky season.
    ——————-

    I would still take him at one or two years over Swisher in RF next season.

  11. DONNYBROOK October 16th, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Depending on the price\yrs, I would prefer Ichiro in RF over Hunter or Swish.

  12. Chip October 16th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    I just think the Yankees would be better with:

    Ichiro – LF
    Gardner – CF
    Hunter – RF

    than with

    Gardner – LF
    Granderson – CF
    Swisher – RF

    I’m not a huge Gardner fan and would prefer to upgrade from him too. Offensively you lose power with my trio but you get guys who can put the ball in play with greater regularity and cut down on your strikeouts.

  13. Patrick October 16th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    I would still take him at one or two years over Swisher in RF next season.

    Swisher in RF next season would mean he was signed to a long term deal so I agree.

    Personally I’d like to see Granderson – Gardner – Ichiro left to right in the outfield next season. I think it’s likely Grandy will be better than 2012 but worse than 2011 which for 1 year @ $13 million is fine by me. Ichiro you could probably get for 1 or 2 years and I love his game. Keep him on the team, he’s a great short term solution.

    I just don’t see Torii Hunter as a good fit for this team.

    I guess the other alternative is to give a big deal to Bourn or Hamilton. Doing either would be a bad idea in my opinion. Bourn is basically Brett Gardner. And Hamilton.. well we all know the story on him – health issues, off the field problems, etc.

  14. Mike Ri October 16th, 2012 at 2:15 pm

    Maybe we should fly those two “hotties” that Arod was flirting with DURING the game into Detroit…. Sit em front row .. . maybe Arod will feel obligated to preform. . . . .Show the Ladies whats up . . . Remember the last time a “hottie” by the name of Kate Hudson sat front row…. .

    WE WON THE WORLD SERIES !!!

  15. Shame Spencer October 16th, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    Still mad at the fans, huh? Lol

    I’ve been doing trainings yesterday afternoon and this morning and am almost happy about it given that I didn’t have to spend the last 12 hours of my work time (a term I use loosely…) worrying about the Yankees!

  16. Hassey October 16th, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    just booked a late afternoon flight to Detroit

    got four tix behing the Yanks dugout

    I figured I’d make them feel at home by booing every AB

    P.S. Jerry Girrardi’s funeral seems like it was one of those funerals that really does stand out as didfferent. Very successful siblings – Joe might have been the black sheep as “only” a ballplayer and manager

  17. Ys Guy October 16th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    just take a second, close your eyes and visualize the yankees taking the lead late sunday on an arod single with the bases loaded. How great would that feel? how CRAZY would nys be?

    the opportinity is there. down 2-0 in a 7 game series is a nut that is definitely crackable.

    this championship is still there to be taken.

    take it!

  18. Shame Spencer October 16th, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    What’s up with this story of Arod flirting with some chick during a playoff game? Is that better or worse than Cabrera beating a chick the morning before one?

  19. Patrick October 16th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    got four tix behing the Yanks dugout

    Try to get A-rod’s number, you are in prime position!

  20. Against All Odds October 16th, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    Against All Odds October 16th, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    Chip October 16th, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    Against All Odds October 16th, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Angel Pagan?????
    —————-

    Yes…that’s how down I am on Granderson.

    Still like him better than Jason Bay though :-)

    ————-

    Well that’s a start.

  21. Shame Spencer October 16th, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Ys – If they win tonight, they’re back in the series. That match-up tomorrow would be a dream scenario should Phil pitch his heart out this evening. He’s had good starts vs these guys before… hoping he can really step up and someone could get a timely hit (or three).

  22. Chip October 16th, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    Patrick -

    I agree – I wouldn’t touch Bourn or Hamilton.

    Where you and I disagree on the Hunter vs. Granderson thing (I think) is that I’m willing to dump the power in exchange for cutting down on the team’s strikeouts.

    Swisher and Granderson combined for nearly 70 HR and 336 strikeouts. With Ichiro and Hunter you’ll lose probably 45 – 50 HR but also nearly 150 strikeouts.

  23. G. Love October 16th, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    The Yankees better watch it with this complaining about booing. They’re coming off as a bunch of whiny excuse making cry babies.

    You want to turn off fans further to this bunch of marshmallows, keep referencing the booing.

  24. bruceb October 16th, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Jacksquat

    Gardner is 3 for 8 + 3 walks vs Verlander.

    Gardner has been out for six months with a shoulder injury. Girardi said he didn’t think he would be able to hit before the post-season started. He’s had no rehab or simulated games as far as I know.

    If you’re keeping Cano, ARod and Grandy in the lineup, why not Swisher too? These are the guys who got us to the post-season – not Brett Gardner. They either succeed or fail. As simple as that.

  25. blake October 16th, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Shame Spencer says:
    October 16, 2012 at 2:18 pm
    What’s up with this story of Arod flirting with some chick during a playoff game? Is that better or worse than Cabrera beating a chick the morning before one?

    Is wasn’t you was it? Maybe Alex read about all your accolades on Lohud?

  26. Jerkface October 16th, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Losing the strike outs doesn’t help you unless they are making significantly fewer outs. And it is not like Torii Hunter is a contact hitter, guy struck out 130 times.

  27. blake October 16th, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    @JonHeymanCBS: sure, a-rod is only 3 for 23 (all singles) in the postseason. but, according to the post, he is 1 for 2 in phone numbers.

  28. Hassey October 16th, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Guys – Not trying to be negative, but let’s not forget that Detroit’s got a pretty good offense right now that is sizing up Hughes as we speak. It’ll take a superhuman effort for him to get a quality start tonight. If he’s at his typical 100 pitches thru 4 2/3, it’d be natural for us to feel that the season is slipping away. Despite all the tough talk and Gipper rhetoric, I expect little from our Offense again

  29. UnKnown October 16th, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Ys Guy – Keep on bringing it.

    Let’s Do This. 8 months if you include spring training all comes down to basically one night. Way to much has gone into this season to flush it all down the toilet now.

    Jump up early on Verlander and hold on for dear life with the lead. Maybe tack on a run or two late against Detroit’s pitiful pen.

    Win Win Win Win.

  30. Nick in SF October 16th, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    Gardner just got some swings in vs. Freddy Garcia and Ivan Nova. He’s good to go.

    (The Tigers are starting Freddy Garcia or Ivan Nova tonight, right?)

  31. Patrick October 16th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    Chip,

    Yep that’s where we disagree. I don’t really consider limiting strikeouts as a good goal for building a team. I prefer to think about just straight up maximizing value. If Granderson strikes out 175 times but hits .250/.350/.500 with 35 HR, 20 steals and can be an average fielder in LF or CF I think that’s going to be a lot more valuable than whatever Hunter can give you. And I don’t think those numbers are out of the realm of possibility.

    Once we are done with 2013 though I would not sign Granderson to a long term deal. Let him walk after this contract is over.

  32. blake October 16th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    JF,

    You heard anything else about the Japanese kid that throws 100?

  33. Kerry October 16th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    @Chip – what do you think of Nate McLouth as a cheaper solution to Nick Swisher?

  34. Patrick October 16th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    McLouth replacing Swisher? That’s like signing Freddy Garcia to replace Sabathia .. yeah they are both pitchers but that’s where the comparisons end.

  35. blake October 16th, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    I don’t know what happened to Nate mclouth this year but he almost certainly would return to being terrible if the Yankees signed him…..he was magically touched by the orioles mojo this year

  36. Patrick October 16th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    I don’t know what happened to Nate mclouth this year but he almost certainly would return to being terrible if the Yankees signed him…..he was magically touched by the orioles mojo this year

    Really? McLouth this year: .241/.314/.380 … Dewayne Wise was a better player than McLouth in 2012 .. just think about that.

  37. G. Love October 16th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Personally, I’d take McLouth over Swisher in a heartbeat next season with Cody Ross as the RH part of a RF platoon.

    It’d be nice to see some guys who play the game seriously out there rather than the Jack-o-lantern.

  38. Kerry October 16th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    “he was magically touched by the orioles mojo this year”
    If we could only bottle it and then ration it off to him during the year. Oh well just spitballing.

  39. Hassey October 16th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    I agree Blake. He did look AWESOME against us, though, like a young dangerous Dykstra. If we got him, he’d revert back to the guy who was released by every other MLB team

  40. Against All Odds October 16th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    Patrick October 16th, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    McLouth replacing Swisher? That’s like signing Freddy Garcia to replace Sabathia .. yeah they are both pitchers but that’s where the comparisons end.

    —————

    Francesa would be happy. He would finally see his bf on the Yankees.

  41. Jerkface October 16th, 2012 at 2:32 pm

    You heard anything else about the Japanese kid that throws 100?

    Nope.

    http://www.chadmoriyama.com/20.....al-budget/

    Has some good video of him though. Apparently he is deciding this week or next between NPB / MLB. Given the enormous peer pressure, I think he opts for the NPB.

  42. Chip October 16th, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Kerry October 16th, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    @Chip – what do you think of Nate McLouth as a cheaper solution to Nick Swisher?
    —————

    Pass on McLouth – he is a 4th OF who had a good partial season with the O’s.

  43. Chip October 16th, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    I will admit, I have wondered if there was any merit to bringing back a former Yankee OF. No, I don’t mean the Melk man…Jose Tabata.

  44. Nick in SF October 16th, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Isn’t Lenny Dykstra in jail now?

    We can’t afford that risk.

  45. Kerry October 16th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    According to http://www.baseballprospectus......age_id=177

    Outfielders
    Bobby Abreu, LAD
    Alfredo Amezaga, CHC
    Rick Ankiel, WAS
    Michael Bourn, ATL
    Marlon Byrd, BOS
    Melky Cabrera, SF
    Johnny Damon, CLE
    Matt Diaz, ATL
    Kosuke Fukudome, NYY
    Jonny Gomes, OAK
    Curtis Granderson, NYY *
    Scott Hairston, NYM
    Josh Hamilton, TEX
    Torii Hunter, LAA
    Raul Ibanez, NYY
    Reed Johnson, ATL
    Andruw Jones, NYY
    Ryan Ludwick, CIN *
    Hideki Matsui, TB
    Xavier Nady, SF
    Angel Pagan, SF
    Juan Pierre, PHI
    Juan Rivera, LAD *
    Cody Ross, BOS
    Luke Scott, TB *
    Grady Sizemore, CLE
    Ryan Spilborghs, TEX
    Ichiro Suzuki, NYY
    Nick Swisher, NYY
    B.J. Upton, TB
    Shane Victorino, LAD
    Reggie Willits, LAA
    Delmon Young, DET

    * – player whose current contract includes 2013 option.

  46. jacksquat October 16th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    bruceb October 16th, 2012 at 2:22 pm
    Jacksquat

    Gardner is 3 for 8 + 3 walks vs Verlander.

    Gardner has been out for six months with a shoulder injury. Girardi said he didn’t think he would be able to hit before the post-season started. He’s had no rehab or simulated games as far as I know.

    If you’re keeping Cano, ARod and Grandy in the lineup, why not Swisher too? These are the guys who got us to the post-season – not Brett Gardner. They either succeed or fail. As simple as that.

    But Gardner did hit before the postseason. He was 1 for 3. So he is physically able to swing the bat (and bunt). I think he has had a couple at bats in the postseason also. Plus Cashman said yesterday that Gardner might get a start in light of recent “events”. So I think it’s pretty safe to say he is healthy. I don’t want to just throw my arms up and say “they hit or they don’t”. Swisher hasn’t hit in the postseason for a long time. Gardner is more suited to the park and pitcher and the lineups current offensive woes. There are many reasons to put him in there. Bat him 9th if you want.

  47. Dj October 16th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Hassey, have fun at the game! If you are looking for a drink, may I suggest Cliff Bell’s? The advantage of Detroit running out of money is that older places were left vacant for years, so the bar was restored with most of its original woodwork…it looks awesome!

  48. blake October 16th, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    Really? McLouth this year: .241/.314/.380 … Dewayne Wise was a better player than McLouth in 2012 .. just think about that.”

    Yea but he was good for them down te stretch which is what everybody is thinking about

  49. Kerry October 16th, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    It feels like the NYY had most of those on the team at one point.

  50. Tank October 16th, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    The excuses from the Yankees about the crowd booing are so weak. What a pathetic group of players we have now. Maybe if they hit, the fans wouldn’t boo. Yankees offense has been historically inept and they are complaining about getting booed lol

  51. blake October 16th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Has some good video of him though. Apparently he is deciding this week or next between NPB / MLB. Given the enormous peer pressure, I think he opts for the NPB.”

    Don’t cave to peer pressure. Sign with the Yankees and play with KURODA an Ichiro!

  52. longtimefan October 16th, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Wow, breaking out the canned comments I feel much more confident they will win here!

  53. jacksquat October 16th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    I wouldn’t mind a Melky – Gardner – Ichiro OF.

  54. blake October 16th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    jacksquat says:
    October 16, 2012 at 2:42 pm
    I wouldn’t mind a Melky – Gardner – Ichiro OF.

    I wouldn’t either….that outfield ….trade Granderson for pitching ….trade for Headley …..never happen

  55. JobaTipsHisCap October 16th, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    more and more people expect yanks win tonight

    lol

  56. Chip October 16th, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    I stay away from Hamilton, Victorino, Melky, Swisher and Bourn.

  57. Against All Odds October 16th, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Still trying to understand the lure of bringing back Melky?

  58. Chambliss October 16th, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    I liked Melky with the Yankees, but why would we want another post steroid user on the team?

  59. jacksquat October 16th, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Melky could be very good bang for the buck.

  60. Out Pitch October 16th, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    A Rod apparently likes it at home more than he admits:

    http://www.businessinsider.com.....ay-2012-10

  61. Cashman needs to go October 16th, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    Has some good video of him though. Apparently he is deciding this week or next between NPB / MLB. Given the enormous peer pressure, I think he opts for the NPB.

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

    Cash and Hal “all in” on him if he opts to go to MLB…by bidding $7.25 (thats seven dollars and 25 cents NOT 7.25 million)
    #pricewastoohighforourtaste

  62. Kerry October 16th, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    From: http://hardballtalk.nbcsports......-nos-50-1/

    Ryan Ludwick (OF Reds – Age 33)*: Ludwick has thus far given the Reds 25 homers and 72 RBI for their $2.5 million, making him one of the year’s biggest free agent bargains. His deal with the team includes a $5 million mutual option for 2013, but he figures to decline that and seek a multiyear deal in free agency. That Ludwick has been so inconsistent from year to year will work against him, but right-handed power is hard enough to come by that a two-year, $12 million contract seems appropriate

    Don’t know him well enough.

  63. ron October 16th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    With arod,tex,cc,the yankees can’t keep giving out 5-10 year contracts at 20+ million a year.

    I would see at the winter meetings what granderson,and cano can fetch us.
    If i’m cashman,i trade cano for as many elite prospects as i can get.
    Example beind,an almost ready 3b,and cf.
    What this does is solves the need for those 2 positions,and clears payroll so we can sign free agents.

    I don’t know what cano get’s us,but if i’m cashman,i wan’t a star 3b,and cf prospect,at the minimum.
    A pitcher,catcher,or another player or two would be gravy.
    Then do the same with granderson.
    If granderson,and cano can get us a 3b,cf,2b,and a rf,or lf,we plug all the areas of need,and we sign some free agents so we can still compete.
    4 top prospects for the two,and hopefully 1 or 2 more prospects,maybe a p,ss,c.

    I find it very hard to believe that cano can’t land us 2 elite prospects,regardless of his one year of control at a very discounted price.

  64. blake October 16th, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Chip says:
    October 16, 2012 at 2:45 pm
    I stay away from Hamilton, Victorino, Melky, Swisher and Bourn.

    Big difference between the money an years those other players will command and what Melky may…..Melky may be a very low risk one year deal

  65. Hassey October 16th, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Am I crazy for thinking Brennan Boesch would be a good fit for our bench?

  66. Tank October 16th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Yankees are not going to sign anyone

    Gardner-Grandy-Ichiro will be the OF
    ARod, Tex, Jeter, Cano will round out the INF
    Martin will be back on a 2 yr deal
    DH will be Ibanez/Nunez/Chavez

  67. Against All Odds October 16th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    “I’ve heard from Red Sox fans that revel in the Yankees troubles” – Francesa

    That fan base hasn’t seen a PS in 3 yrs are they serious lol

  68. Nick in SF October 16th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    If Melky resigns with the Giants during their exclusive negotiating window, will people still be mad at Cashman for not bringing him back and go on about how he would have been a good low-risk option for 2013?

  69. Cashman needs to go October 16th, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    Hassey October 16th, 2012 at 2:54 pm
    Am I crazy for thinking Brennan Boesch would be a good fit for our bench?
    *********************

    Anyone is a good fit for the bench..heck look at Andruw Jones – he fits perfectly right at the end of the bench..its trying to get these guys to actually play, and play well, thats the problem..

  70. Against All Odds October 16th, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Tank October 16th, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Yankees are not going to sign anyone

    Gardner-Grandy-Ichiro will be the OF
    ARod, Tex, Jeter, Cano will round out the INF
    Martin will be back on a 2 yr deal
    DH will be Ibanez/Nunez/Chavez
    ———————

    Yea probably but they could pull another surprise Pineda/Montero

  71. UnKnown October 16th, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    “If push comes to shove in Game Three in a few hours, multiple innings from both Robertson and Soriano should be on the table. Soaking up nine total outs in a close game seems like a given, maybe even more if things get really messy. Both guys are rested, Sabathia is going tomorrow, and the game is of paramount importance.”

    http://riveraveblues.com/2012/.....sts-77793/

    ————

    Definitely this right here.

  72. Ys Guy October 16th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    tabata already showed the yankees organization that he’s a quitter and a baby.

    and this year he posted an ops lower than russel martin’s.

  73. Patrick October 16th, 2012 at 3:13 pm

    Tabata is bad … I think the Yanks should bring in Ryan Church :)

  74. DONNYBROOK October 16th, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    If I am the 2B Ump yesterday, I throw Halladay outta that game for his career threatening so-called slide into Scutaro.HP Ump has that option when he feels a Chucker is intentionally throwing atta hitter. Same applies with Halladay’s Horse Shi………

  75. theREALkevin October 16th, 2012 at 3:14 pm

    Yankees are too cheap now to sign Otani anyways

  76. Hassey October 16th, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    pre-game speech for the ages – these guys are funny –

    http://www.johnsterling.blogsp.....ctory.html

  77. Locke October 16th, 2012 at 3:16 pm

    If the Yankees can get something going tonight and they beat Verlander it would be a huge boost. If they win I’d put money on them going to the WS.

    They are capable of doing it and truthfully there is definitely an advantage to them playing outside of Yankee Stadium right now.

  78. Shame Spencer October 16th, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    blake October 16th, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    Shame Spencer says:
    October 16, 2012 at 2:18 pm
    What’s up with this story of Arod flirting with some chick during a playoff game? Is that better or worse than Cabrera beating a chick the morning before one?

    Is wasn’t you was it? Maybe Alex read about all your accolades on Lohud?

    ———————

    Dude…. so good. :D

  79. Shame Spencer October 16th, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Unknown – You had to figure as much regarding the relievers.

    It’s gonna be a stressful game though…

  80. blake October 16th, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    Against All Odds says:
    October 16, 2012 at 3:00 pm
    “I’ve heard from Red Sox fans that revel in the Yankees troubles” – Francesa

    Lol…..yea our troubles are in the ALCS….theirs are in last place……for everything wrong with this team it’s nothing compared to that nightmare in bean town

  81. Warning Track Power October 16th, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    jacksquat October 16th, 2012 at 2:42 pm
    I wouldn’t mind a Melky – Gardner – Ichiro OF.
    ———————————————————————–
    Please tell me you are joking?

  82. ron October 16th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Let’s even this b i t c h up.

    Go hughseeeeeee.

  83. Nick in SF October 16th, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    “If they win I’d put money on them going to the WS.”

    Yanks are at +400 to win the series, get your money down now!

  84. JobaTipsHisCap October 16th, 2012 at 3:26 pm

    Out Pitch October 16th, 2012 at 2:49 pm
    A Rod apparently likes it at home more than he admits:

    http://www.businessinsider.com…..ay-2012-10

    LOL

    he just doesn’t care at all. good.

  85. Patrick October 16th, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    Nick got any bets riding on this postseason?

  86. Warning Track Power October 16th, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    DONNYBROOK October 16th, 2012 at 3:14 pm
    If I am the 2B Ump yesterday, I throw Halladay outta that game for his career threatening so-called slide into Scutaro.HP Ump has that option when he feels a Chucker is intentionally throwing atta hitter. Same applies with Halladay’s Horse Shi………
    —————————————————————————————————————
    Take it easy
    That’s playoff baseball.
    Scutaro should’ve anticipated and expected a hard slide was coming from the
    runner at 1st base.
    Nothing wrong with that slide
    Too bad Scutaro was injured, but if the shoe was on the other foot, you can bet
    the Giants player would have done the very same thing to break up a double play.

  87. DONNYBROOK October 16th, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    If that had been Jeet, you guys would be all over Halladay. “Nothing wrong with that slide”. Stevie Wonder stuff.

  88. Patrick October 16th, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    Holliday’s slide was legal according to the rules, but the rules should probably be changed.

  89. Irreverent Discourse October 16th, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    Slide was dirty, but not illegal. What is the complaint?

  90. jacksquat October 16th, 2012 at 3:33 pm

    WTP, what would you suggest?

  91. Irreverent Discourse October 16th, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    Patrick – Totally agree. There is no reason at all for players to be running into each other.

  92. DONNYBROOK October 16th, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    That slide woulda made Ty Cobb proud.

  93. DONNYBROOK October 16th, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    I have Not seen a slide like that, since the Yanks and K\C were going at it hammer-and-tongs back in the Munson Years.

  94. RMS October 16th, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Scutaro should’ve anticipated and expected a hard slide was coming from the
    runner at 1st base.
    Nothing wrong with that slide
    Too bad Scutaro was injured, but if the shoe was on the other foot, you can bet
    the Giants player would have done the very same thing to break up a double play.

    ————————————————————————————–
    Watch it again. Dirty slide. He didn’t even slide before he reached the base.

  95. blake October 16th, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    Swisher would have given Scutero a fist bump instead of a shoulder block

  96. YES October 16th, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    Can’t believe some people want to see Tori Hunter on this team next yr. He will be 38 yrs. old next season. The team needs to get younger not older.

    Additionally, this guy bad mouthed hispanic players a couple of yrs. ago. No thanks.

  97. Nick in SF October 16th, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    “Nick got any bets riding on this postseason?”

    Yes, Yanks to win this series and to win the World Series. And to face the SF Giants in the World Series. Those bets are all looking a little shaky right now.

    I also have a bet that the SF Giants will beat the Cards. That one doesn’t look as shaky by itself, but since the Cards have unlocked the true secret to sleepwalking through the season, qualifying for the postseason with the fewest number of wins necessary, and then going to the World Series, that bet will probably end up being a loser too.

  98. RMS October 16th, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    How good would Beltran look in a Yankee uniform in the postseason?

  99. Shame Spencer October 16th, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Is Jerkface around?? Did you get to see the Walking Dead? Seeing so many scenes with such little dialogue in the first ep was verrrrry encouraging. This show is a lot better when the characters aren’t talking.

  100. Patrick October 16th, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    How good would Beltran look in a Yankee uniform in the postseason?

    Would have been a fantastic signing for the Yankees. He got 2 years 26 million from the Cardinals.

    A lot of people on this blog wanted Beltran, it’s too bad Cashman didn’t go after him.

  101. Patrick October 16th, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Shame,

    The Walking Dead premiere was awesome! The less those dopey characters talk the better. Some good zombie killing scenes :)

  102. Warning Track Power October 16th, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    jacksquat October 16th, 2012 at 3:33 pm
    WTP, what would you suggest?
    ——————————————————————
    1)An OF that has the ability to hit the ball out of the park and drive in at least 100 runs
    2)The trifecta you revealed might look fine on paper, but c’mon, that is a joke
    Melky? The man who was busted for PED use this season. You really want him on
    the team(without the help of PED’s)

  103. saucY October 16th, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    at least the slide wasn’t spikes up, ala Shelley Duncan

  104. DONNYBROOK October 16th, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Came down to either Beltran for 2yrs\26 Mill or Kuroda 1yr\$10 Mill. Now-a-days, that’s an easy choice for Hal.

  105. Warning Track Power October 16th, 2012 at 3:43 pm

    RMS October 16th, 2012 at 3:35 pm
    ————————————————————————————–
    Watch it again. Dirty slide. He didn’t even slide before he reached the base.
    ============================================================
    That’s playoff baseball.
    The runner is going to do anything within his power
    to break up that double play. Which includes sliding late and making sure the player
    at 2nd base does not throw to 1st base and get the runner out.

  106. Doc Iac October 16th, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    ahh walkin dead took a back seat without my boy shane!

  107. Doc Iac October 16th, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    melky, just like milk…is over-rated

  108. Shame Spencer October 16th, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Patrick – I’m grossed out by the Carol/Daryl thing that I predicted at the end of last season and appears to be happening for reals this season… but the more of the awful, stupid and useless female characters (all of them) they kill off or vastly improve, the happier I am.

    I just liked that, for at least the first ep, these people actually struck me as a group that might survive this long.

  109. JobaTipsHisCap October 16th, 2012 at 3:48 pm

    Go Cards!

  110. DONNYBROOK October 16th, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    Technically, the runner going back into 1B onna pickoff attempt does Not have to slide. He can bull-doze the 1B in getting back to the base. How far you gonna let it go. You gotta draw the line.

  111. Patrick October 16th, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Shame,

    Yeah it seemed like they worked well as a group and didn’t make any ridiculously stupid decisions like they have in previous seasons. The last we saw them was during Rick’s speech about how “this isn’t a democracy” and since then the group seems a lot more capable.

    Carol/Daryl thing .. yeah I don’t know what to say there. I guess there are slim pickings in the event of an apocalypse.

    I hope next episode they focus a bit more on Andrea and the katana chick

  112. Shame Spencer October 16th, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    I talk about zombies all the time, btw, before anyone yells at me in the future about non-baseball related discussions.

    Just today I was standing in an overly crowded elevator that was tediously slow, so I looked at the group around me and said ‘listen, if this door opens and there are zombies on the other side we should all agree to team up.’

    It pays to have a plan folks. It does.

  113. Patrick October 16th, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Shame have you read the book World War Z ? My favorite zombie related fiction

  114. Shame Spencer October 16th, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    I hope next episode they focus a bit more on Andrea and the katana chick

    —————-

    Yes please, I need to understand the zombie pets…

  115. Shame Spencer October 16th, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Patrick October 16th, 2012 at 3:57 pm

    Shame have you read the book World War Z ? My favorite zombie related fiction

    ————–

    Yeah I’ve only just started getting into zombie books (had no idea how many there were) and that was the first one I read through. Jonathan Maberry has written a couple as well, I read his first book and it was pretty good. WWZ was epic though, I heard he was toying with doing a follow up. Had no idea Max Brooks was Mel Brooks kid!! Made total sense. The movie will likely be a disaster, but I hold out hope. I could use more zombies in my life though if anyone has seen any good movies or read any good books lately.

  116. jacksquat October 16th, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    Warning Track Power October 16th, 2012 at 3:41 pm
    jacksquat October 16th, 2012 at 3:33 pm
    WTP, what would you suggest?
    ——————————————————————
    1)An OF that has the ability to hit the ball out of the park and drive in at least 100 runs
    2)The trifecta you revealed might look fine on paper, but c’mon, that is a joke
    Melky? The man who was busted for PED use this season. You really want him on
    the team(without the help of PED’s)

    Sure, but who are those players and how are you going to afford them? :)

  117. Shame Spencer October 16th, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    When are we getting a line up… /baseball’d

  118. jacksquat October 16th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    4 hours until game time, I’d guess the earliest we’d get a lineup would be 3 hours before game time.

  119. Warning Track Power October 16th, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    Jack
    I’m not the GM.
    I can write several paragraphs regarding who the Yankees should keep in the OF, who
    they should sign, how much money they should pay, etc…..but what’s the point?
    I don’t make those decisions
    Leave that to Cashman and trust his judgement.

  120. Hassey October 16th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    certainly not a zombie book, but the original novel “I Am Legend” is an excellent story about the world’s lone survivor (in this case, it’s vampires not zombies)

    The Will Smith movie was OK in its own right, but the book was better

  121. andrewmelillo October 16th, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    I want to see how tough they are when their back is against the wall girardi needs to stop pampering this team take the.diapers off put men pants on

  122. ron October 16th, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Dawn of the dead was my favorite.

  123. austinmac October 16th, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Blake,

    No doubt the Yankees would outbid everyone on the Japanese pitcher. :)

  124. Patrick October 16th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Watching the Yankee lineup try to hit is like watching a zombie movie

    … minus the devouring of humans

  125. Tarheel In NYC October 16th, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    VERY OFF-TOPIC (you’ve been warned!):

    Shame,

    FWIW, in TWD comics, the zombie pets with Michonne are her boyfriend and friend who (obviously) are now walkers. She removed their arms and lower jaws so that they can’t attack her. She uses them as deterrents to keep walkers away from her; apparently, their walker scent covers up her human being scents. She’s the only one so far who’s figured out how to make the walkers work for her LOL

    I have no idea if they’ll stick to that story in the TV series.

    If you already knew all of this and your comment about needing to understand the zombie pets was rhetorical, then please disregard this :)

  126. austinmac October 16th, 2012 at 4:30 pm

    Tank,

    I think you are exactly right about nexty year’s team. We will be told bad umpiring, bad luck and just a bad time for a slump.

    This off season is going to be even more irritating than last or last TD.

  127. austinmac October 16th, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    Warning Track,

    Of course, we have no power, but it is a blog meant for discussions. Further, you can trust Cashman, but I don’t with a restricted budget.

  128. Jerkface October 16th, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Did not see the walking dead, too busy having mind blown by a certain hotel scene in Boardwalk Empire.

    I will catch it eventually. If the characters are saying less dumb stuff & doing less dumb things that will bode well. They really have to make up for that atrocious second season.

  129. austinmac October 16th, 2012 at 4:36 pm

    JF,

    I haven’t caught the last Boardwalk Empire episode. You have me intrigued.

  130. Shame Spencer October 16th, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Hassey October 16th, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    certainly not a zombie book, but the original novel “I Am Legend” is an excellent story about the world’s lone survivor (in this case, it’s vampires not zombies)

    The Will Smith movie was OK in its own right, but the book was better

    ————-

    I heard it was good, I’ll have to check it out once I’m done with this Song of Ice and Fire.

  131. Jerkface October 16th, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    The Will Smith movie was great for like the first half of it, but it completely ruined the point of the book with the 2nd half. The book was really good.

  132. Tackelberry October 16th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Still no lineup? Its almost 5:00

  133. Shame Spencer October 16th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Jerkface October 16th, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Did not see the walking dead, too busy having mind blown by a certain hotel scene in Boardwalk Empire.

    ————–

    I cancelled HBO so I watch TWD on Sundays and catch Boardwalk and Dexter on Mondays. That hotel scene was…… absurd. Some people thought it was the poorest use of Chaulky ever but I f**kin loved it!

  134. tomingeorgia October 16th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Go, Yankees, it can be done!

    Last time zombies came up, we won the next two games.

    I stand by my choice of .30-06 as he weapon to choice against zombies, but I just got a .25-.35 Savage 99 which may be my new favorite.

  135. Shame Spencer October 16th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    Patrick October 16th, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Watching the Yankee lineup try to hit is like watching a zombie movie

    … minus the devouring of humans

    —————

    So far…

  136. G. Love October 16th, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    I hope the delay in the announcement of the lineup came from the extended tears and bro hug Swisher needed when Girardi told him he was sitting this one out.

  137. Shame Spencer October 16th, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    tomingeorgia October 16th, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    Go, Yankees, it can be done!

    Last time zombies came up, we won the next two games.
    —————-

    Um… THIS is a stat we really need to keep track of. Nice gun choices but you gotta watch the noise factor.. personally, I’m all about the hand to hand weapons or cross bows. Crows bows just look so bad ass. If I had a cross bow, no one would mess with me.

    Tarheel – Thanks for the info!! Interesting…

    JF – Agree completely about I Am Legend.. tale of two movies right there, and the first part was rad!

  138. saucY October 16th, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    i feel like the whole zombie fad has been played out over the past 10 years or so, but maybe that’s just me….

    isn’t it time for vampires or something?

    oh wait…

  139. bruceb October 16th, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    Yanks are 6-1 dogs to win this series now. Sounds as though there would be quite a few takers on here. Please send your checks to…

  140. tomingeorgia October 16th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Shame,
    I can get them farther away, rapid fire. Beats a crossbow for range and accuracy. If I recall, brain shots are necessary for a successful kill, n’est pas? 300 yards with the .30-06, at least 150 withe the old Savage.

  141. Ys Guy October 16th, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    francessa invoked the 96 yankees going down to atlanta 2-0. i like it!

    Let’s Go Yankees!!!!!

  142. Tank October 16th, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    If the Yanks are good enough to win, they’ll win. If not, they’ll lose. Nothing in the middle.

  143. BX33 October 16th, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    If we lose this series, I want Phelps out of here. Guy was the losing pitcher in both playoff games he pitched. He is not cut out for NY if he can’t perform in the postseason. Trade him for a young bat

  144. Ys Guy October 16th, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    i wish girardi would fling a rack of bats across the lockerroom and curse them out like an old sailor and call them little girls spit on the floor a few times.

    im old school.

    Let’s Go Yankees!!!!!

  145. djsunyc October 16th, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    or phelps is a starter and is not a relief guy to bring in for late game situations?

  146. blake October 16th, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    I would have trouble picking 9 Yankees to play too

  147. Shame Spencer October 16th, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    tomingeorgia October 16th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Shame,
    I can get them farther away, rapid fire. Beats a crossbow for range and accuracy. If I recall, brain shots are necessary for a successful kill, n’est pas? 300 yards with the .30-06, at least 150 withe the old Savage.

    ———————

    Yeah but noise attracts them… one small zombie cluster can turn into a hoard that might be hard to take out with dwindling ammunition.

  148. blake October 16th, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    @YankeeSource: Asked a scout what ’13 team looks like: Jeter SS, Headley 3B, Cano 2B, Hamilton RF, Tex 1B, A-Rod DH, Ichiro LF, Romine C, Gardner CF . Go.

    I could get down with that….never happen

  149. tomingeorgia October 16th, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Ys,
    Girardi’s an old Marine. He should talk to the team like a Marine would to a sailor at 3 AM in a Tu Do Street bar.

  150. Doc Iac October 16th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    ill pass on hamilton,

    dudes soft

  151. Bo knows October 16th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    A little cheer up for down the road

    Mike Newman rating 2B in the Sally League

    http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs.....n-of-2012/

    2. Angelo Gumbs, New York Yankees

    The most explosive athlete on this list, Gumbs oozes tools and has bat speed to spare. Gumbs has a lower floor than a number of second baseman ranked below him on the list, but nobody else has the potential of being an impact talent either. Amazing to think he was the fourth best position prospect on his own team in Charleston.

  152. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    I’d love to get Headley but they could have gotten him before he went on that 2nd half tear and shot his value through the roof….

  153. Ys Guy October 16th, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    tom i was in the amphib navy and you may think you’re tough on tu do street but just wait till all the steam (but none of the flushing water) gets sent to your quarters on ship….
    :)

  154. Tackelberry October 16th, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    BX33 October 16th, 2012 at 4:55 pm
    If we lose this series, I want Phelps out of here. Guy was the losing pitcher in both playoff games he pitched. He is not cut out for NY if he can’t perform in the postseason. Trade him for a young bat

    ________________________________________

    How many rookie pitchers shine in their first postseason? Cmon now! Are you serious or what? and what young impact bat are you gonna get for a 4th-5th starter?

  155. tomingeorgia October 16th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    Shame,
    Old guerrilla tactic, shoot and move, move and shoot. Let’em swarm where the LAST noise was. Works against any kind of baddie.

  156. ctyankeefan. October 16th, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    lol What scout said that lineup. No way that happens.

  157. pat October 16th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    No A-Rod in the line-up

  158. Bring in the Goose October 16th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Phelps is one way of keeping this payroll in check.

    He would be a fine fifth starter.

    He’s done well for this team.

  159. pat October 16th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    No Swisher in the line-up

  160. pat October 16th, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    DPLennon

    Gardner 7, Ichiro 9, Teixeira 3, Cano 4, Ibanez DH, Martin 2, Chavez 5, Granderson 8, Nunez 6. Wow.

  161. TheStraw October 16th, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    Gardner and Nunez both in, Nix out, Swisher out.

  162. Tackelberry October 16th, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    WOW! No Arod or Swisher. Gardner and Nunez in there. I like it. Would have played Arod though and benched Granderson

  163. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    I figured that Arod wouldn’t be in the lineup. Girardi is doing it for his benefit so that he doesn’t get embarrassed by a 95+ mph fastball. I like Gardner in the lineup but I didn’t think it would be leadoff. Also Nunez is a surprise. Hopefully his defense doesn’t cost them any runs.

  164. ctyankeefan. October 16th, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    Surprised Arod isnt in. Pretty sure he has 2 HRs and some good numbers especially this year off Verlander. Either he is just in a bad streak or he’s hurting.

  165. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    No Swish! woooooooooo. Love playing Nunez also. Nunez-Gardner-Ichiro…. time to make Verlander’s head spin!

  166. blake October 16th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Wow indeed. I think that’s JFs lineup

  167. Ys Guy October 16th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    WOW!

    no arod

    joe’s got ‘fajoules’

  168. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    But I am surprised by A-Rod not playing…. not sure I value Chavez’s chances much more than A-Rod’s against Verlander.

  169. bruceb October 16th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    A lot of people will be pleased to see Gardner and Nunez in the lineup in place of ARod and Swisher.

    For the record, I am not one of them.

  170. JobaTipsHisCap October 16th, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    A-rod is benched tonight

  171. pat October 16th, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    ESPNNYYankees

    Girardi feels like gambling he should go over to Windsor. you believe this lineup?

  172. Against All Odds October 16th, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    blake October 16th, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    @YankeeSource: Asked a scout what ’13 team looks like: Jeter SS, Headley 3B, Cano 2B, Hamilton RF, Tex 1B, A-Rod DH, Ichiro LF, Romine C, Gardner CF . Go.

    I could get down with that….never happen

    ————————

    Yep never happen but it’d take it too.

  173. Ys Guy October 16th, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    i get the whole ‘put arod in and let him hit or hang himself’ idea. but he looks like a pitcher hitting against righties and i really dont think he could get a bat on a verlander fb.

    but still…pretty ballsy move.

  174. Against All Odds October 16th, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Francesa is in disbelief lol.

  175. JobaTipsHisCap October 16th, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    heavy gamble by Joe.

    it’s almost a lock to lose this game.

  176. Against All Odds October 16th, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    but still…pretty ballsy move.

    ————————-

    Joe burned the binder :D

  177. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    bruceb October 16th, 2012 at 5:18 pm
    A lot of people will be pleased to see Gardner and Nunez in the lineup in place of ARod and Swisher.

    For the record, I am not one of them.
    ———————————————-

    It’s far from perfect but something needed to be mixed up. Gardner and Nunez might both go 0-5 but at least Girardi tried something different. Swish has had his opportunity and failed to seize the moment. I don’t really like playing Chavez instead of A-Rod though… I agree on that.

  178. JobaTipsHisCap October 16th, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    the game night end before debate starts.
    let’s see. LOL

  179. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Against All Odds October 16th, 2012 at 5:20 pm
    Francesa is in disbelief lol.
    —————————————————–

    Man, I wish I could hear him right now lol. Wasn’t he giving A-Rod pep talks earlier today?

  180. Ys Guy October 16th, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    NUUUUUNYYYYYY!

  181. Patrick October 16th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Francesa is in disbelief lol.

    I was listening for a few minutes earlier today. The more Mike talks about baseball the more obvious it is that he has no idea what he’s talking about. Stick to Football and horse racing Mike

  182. willwill October 16th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    lol fu swisher

  183. jacksquat October 16th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Wow, my subs and my lineup except I had Martin 8th where he should be.

  184. Dj October 16th, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Blowing up the lineup!

  185. Against All Odds October 16th, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Against All Odds October 16th, 2012 at 5:20 pm
    Francesa is in disbelief lol.
    —————————————————–

    Man, I wish I could hear him right now lol. Wasn’t he giving A-Rod pep talks earlier today?

    ——————

    Yes he was and since A-rod is not in the line-up he is surprised to say the least. “A-rod now could play SS better than Nunez” – Mike

    my sides hurt lol

  186. pat October 16th, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Joelsherman1

    benching A-Rod was his flirting with female fans late in Gm 1, good for Girardi. Can’t claim to be team leader, then not lead. #Yankees

  187. berri October 16th, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    Per Bombers Beat: (mlb network blog)

    ALCS Game 3: Yankees at Tigers

    Yankees lineup:
    Gardner lf
    Ichiro rf
    Teixeira 1b
    Cano 2b
    Ibanez dh
    Martin c
    Chavez 3b
    Granderson cf
    Nunez ss

    Hughes rhp

  188. Warning Track Power October 16th, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    There is your line-up everybody!

    Who’s happy
    Who’s upset

  189. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    I really don’t like Nunez playing SS. In a must win game I really don’t think that you can take that chance with his defense. The odds of his defense costing them a run is very high.

  190. pat October 16th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Beginning of Sherman tweet

    Joelsherman1

    A-Rod had 2 HRs this yr v. Verlander, but this A-Rod has looked hopeless v. RHs in playoffs (0-18, 12 Ks). Also, if final nail in (cont)

  191. Against All Odds October 16th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    Patrick October 16th, 2012 at 5:23 pm

    Francesa is in disbelief lol.

    I was listening for a few minutes earlier today. The more Mike talks about baseball the more obvious it is that he has no idea what he’s talking about. Stick to Football and horse racing Mike

    —————

    lol he’s one of the few Yankee fans on WFAN. He’s waving that flag until the end :D

  192. Tyler October 16th, 2012 at 5:26 pm

    pat October 16th, 2012 at 5:25 pm
    Joelsherman1

    benching A-Rod was his flirting with female fans late in Gm 1, good for Girardi. Can’t claim to be team leader, then not lead. #Yankees
    —————————————————————-

    LOL, I hadn’t heard about this before. Oh, A-Rod….

  193. Nick in SF October 16th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    So my wager that Arod will have more Hits, Runs and RBI’s than Delmon Young will be graded No Action. Interesting.

  194. BX33 October 16th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Girardi has nothing to lose with this lineup, they need a win, shake it up as much as he can

  195. Captain Clutch October 16th, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    benching A-Rod was his flirting with female fans late in Gm 1
    ————

    BS, I am sure that has absolutely ntohing to do with it. He is sitting because they are saving him from embarassing himself. Everyone knows he can’t catch up to Verlander’s fastball right now. If Arod was hitting in the series and that thing happened with the girls you can guarantee he would be in the lineup.

  196. bruceb October 16th, 2012 at 5:29 pm

    Odds against Yankees winning this series have just lengthened from 6-1 to 66-1 after Vegas saw Girardi’s lineup. The binder says no.


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