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ALDS Game Two: Up For The Down Stroke
2007-10-05 09:56
by Alex Belth
Note: The Bronx Banter blog has moved to bronxbanterblog.com.

After tripping up in the first game, the Yankees must to win Game Two in order stay in this series. A loss tonight would spell certain doom for the Bombers. But if the bats keep the same approach they had last night against C.C. Sabathia, you have to like their chances. This could even be one of those games they really blow open. But if they get anxious and swing early in the count, they'll be playing to Fausto Carmona's strength and things could get ugly. After all, we've seen this Yankee team score in bunches this year, and we've also seen them collectively disappear.

Good Andy or Bad Andy, which one shows?

There were no late afternoon shadows to contend with last night. I'm curious is that will hold tonight, or, with the game starting an hour-and-a-half earlier, it'll be an issue during the early innings.

The Indians' closer, Joe Borowski figures to play a role if the game is close. Over at ESPN, Keith Law questioned Eric Wedge's use of Rafael Perez and Rafael Bentancourt in Game One:

Perez might be available for Game 2, but he'll be limited, and there's always a chance he'll be tired. This is flat-out overmanaging, and it doesn't speak well of his faith in his other relief options. If Fultz or Laffey can't come in and get three outs without blowing a six-run lead, they don't belong on the playoff roster.

Wedge moved from overmanaging to outright paranoia later in the game, using Lewis with an eight-run lead and Rafael Betancourt -- who has always been less effective when working back-to-back days -- with a nine-run lead in the ninth. If Wedge was saving Joe Borowski for a tighter situation in Game 2, it's a sign he doesn't fully grasp who the best relievers in his bullpen are. There's no reason why he couldn't have used Fultz, Laffey or Tom Mastny to at least lighten the load on his best relievers, keeping them sharp and fully available for Game 2.

Biggest game of the year for the Bombers again tonight. Here's hoping they respond and give us something to be excited about this weekend. Pete Abe's got the line ups.

Let's Go Yan-Kees!

Oh, and just one final note...On the comments section...Most of you are regulars and know each other well. I don't have any problems with anyone using foul language so long as it isn't directed at anyone else who is posting. So long as things don't become personal or vicious, then, obviously do your thing and vent away. For anyone who is new to the comments section, be prepared to deal with a group of passionate (i.e. crazed), short-tempered, New Yorkers, especially if the Yanks are losing. If you are easily offended by crude language, I suggest you to stay away.

Comments (1633)
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2007-10-05 12:40:27
1.   Nick from Washington Heights
Go Yanks!
2007-10-05 12:44:54
2.   Peoples Hernandez
I'm a Sox fan.

That's right.

And I live in Brooklyn, (baby.)

And I'm trying really hard to root for the Yankees tonight because MY friend Nick from Englewood Cliffs (he knows he's not quite from New York, but don't tell him I told you) is a huge fan, the one who probably got me to shut the fuck up and read baseball prospectus.

We've both got great chances of making the ALCS. I remember Game 3 of the ALCS when it was happening. No real job, no girlfriend, but a stock broker friend of mine was trying to hop on the bandwagon then. He got me drunk several times. Good looking out.

Mainly, I just appreciate that apparently you like your Parliament, Alex. The song with the whistling solo on that record, "I Just Got Back (From The Fantasy, Ahead Of Our Time In The Four Lands)" is my favorite on the record.

[A WHISTLE SOLO!]

Go Sox. Go Yanks. Thank God I don't live in Boston because then I would get stabbed for saying that, albeit with a broken beer bottle, meaning I'd have a chance of living.

Oh, and come to the bar anytime. You get whatever the hell you want.

Here's the bar. It's a little like Cheers, but, you know, with black people.

http://vaughnsbar.blogspot.com

2007-10-05 12:45:36
3.   ToyCannon
F U C K
PLASCHKE

Thank you Bronx Banter

Go Boom Boom Betemit

2007-10-05 12:46:14
4.   Peoples Hernandez
Oh, and by Game 3 of the ALCS in this context, I mean...

..it hurts, but maybe getting the shit kicked out of you is good sometimes. (Metaphorically.) Work has been doing that to me lately. Fuckin' playoffs:)

2007-10-05 12:46:15
5.   Peoples Hernandez
Oh, and by Game 3 of the ALCS in this context, I mean...

..it hurts, but maybe getting the shit kicked out of you is good sometimes. (Metaphorically.) Work has been doing that to me lately. Fuckin' playoffs:)

2007-10-05 12:47:13
6.   underdog
3 Heh.

Good luck Yanks!

2007-10-05 12:53:58
7.   Shaun P
Oh no, we say he's got to go, why didn't Torre sit Godzilla?

Sigh.

Still - let's go Yankees!

2 Any 'head on straight' Red Sox fan who acknowledges RSN is filled with some loonies is a friend of mine, says this Yankee fan.

2007-10-05 12:56:26
8.   underdog
(reposting) So why is Mintkeiwcecaexz playing at first again instead of Giambi, if Torre really wants Matsui in there as DH again? I know his defense is superior but seems like they'd want as much potential offense in there as possible today.

---

same announcing dorks as yesterday?

2007-10-05 12:57:07
9.   Sliced Bread
Torre should make them all hold the bat upside down until strike one is recorded.
Is there a rule against this?

GO YANKS! GO F WORD! GO BANTER!

2007-10-05 13:01:01
10.   MollyKnight
What happened yesterday with the F word? Did someone get mad?
2007-10-05 13:02:08
11.   Bama Yankee
7 Shaun, I answered your question about last night's thread in the last thread.
2007-10-05 13:03:00
12.   sporky
10 - Visiting DT-ers had their PG-13 bubble burst.
2007-10-05 13:04:07
13.   ChrisS
7 I think worse than playing Matsui is batting him behind A-Rod. The only pitch Alex will get to hit is a ball that drifts back into the strike zone.

Damn.

Go Yanks.

2007-10-05 13:05:13
14.   cult of basebaal
as i posted last night, i present my own personal rally cry (thanks to george carlin)

rat shit, bat shit, dirty old twat ...
69 assholes tied in a know ...
Yaaaaaaay! Lizard shit! FUCK!

go yankees!!!

2007-10-05 13:06:09
15.   cult of basebaal
err ... KNOT ... dammit!

that can't be a good sign ... (slinks away)

2007-10-05 13:07:21
16.   Alex Belth
Okay, chill, chill. Save the cursing for when it means something...dag. Lol.
2007-10-05 13:08:56
17.   Shaun P
11 Thanks Bama. I left you a short note over there myself. =)

13 If ever there was a time for Matsui to come through, it's tonight.

2007-10-05 13:10:58
18.   seamus
How about a big HA! for the game...
2007-10-05 13:12:26
19.   cult of basebaal
16 maybe i'll just exclaim "Harry PELOTAS!" for the rest of the day
2007-10-05 13:15:49
20.   underdog
Molly's another DT-er like myself who can take the cursing. (I think.) Toy Cannon also likes to let off steam (see above). We're like The Dude - we abide. But here I can go with the flow, too.

Still, some of you sound like you have Tourette's Syndrome above. ;-)

2007-10-05 13:17:07
21.   underdog
Crud. This game start time sucks for us west coasters. I have a meeting for at least the first few innings or more.
2007-10-05 13:21:20
22.   cult of basebaal
21 see what you have to do is work out here for a company that's headquartered in the east ... 95% of my department (including my boss) is in atlanta ... i'm bailing at 2 here in LA, but nobody will know, since they're all bailing out at 5 or so out east ... mwahahahaha!
2007-10-05 13:21:48
23.   bhsportsguy
20 If it don't bother the guys who run the blog, so be it. Its not like you wouldn't hear at the game, watching it in a bar or at home.
2007-10-05 13:24:50
24.   underdog
23 Fuckin-a, right!

22 Our company's headquarted in LA (I'm in SF) so there goes that...

2007-10-05 13:27:34
25.   ToyCannon
Quick Poll for Yankee fans:
Proctor/Betemit deal, Yea or Nea for Yankee's?
2007-10-05 13:30:15
26.   Bama Yankee
25 If A-Rod opts out, then Yea... otherwise it has been a push for me so far.
2007-10-05 13:31:45
27.   mehmattski
20 If I could say "ass-pussy" to the counselor, I would be SOOO happy...

25 Mostly yea, although it sure would be nice to have EDSP around for the post-season. Other than that, what 26 said.

2007-10-05 13:32:44
28.   underdog
I feel like both fans of both teams would gladly cancel that deal. But for me it's been a push, too. (I'm on record as liking Proctor and am glad we have him next year, but also don't think you should ever trade young hitters with power upside for middle relief. But on the other hand, Betemit hasn't convinced me he's more than a bench player... On the other hand... I need lunch.)
2007-10-05 13:33:23
29.   standuptriple
25 Way yea for me. Took away one of Torre's favorite toys.
2007-10-05 13:34:17
30.   Rob Middletown CT
25 - Yea from me, despite the fact that EDSP might be somewhat useful now (or not - he is perfectly capable of doing what Ohlendorf did last night).

LET'S GO YANKEES!!!

2007-10-05 13:34:38
31.   Jersey
25 see 26 ,27
2007-10-05 13:34:40
32.   cult of basebaal
25 big ups from me, but then i live in LA and got to see betemit play semi-consistently (he's such an upgrade over dougie alphabet at 1st it's silly, but he needs his ABs) ... i expect he'll get a real shot at 1st next year
2007-10-05 13:37:36
33.   El Lay Dave
32 How about taking Jeff Kent off our hands as a right-handed DH-1B? ;)
2007-10-05 13:41:11
34.   El Lay Dave
Man, Jeff Kent can kill ANY conversation!
2007-10-05 13:41:29
35.   standuptriple
33 Only if you eat Giambi's $.
2007-10-05 13:44:17
36.   sporky
Kent + Giambi = (crickets)
2007-10-05 13:44:33
37.   El Lay Dave
35 But we're already planning to eat ARod's $$ !
2007-10-05 13:45:09
38.   Bama Yankee
35 I thought we were saving the profanity until the game actually starts... ;-)
2007-10-05 13:50:31
39.   mehmattski
Well, Matsui's starting again. Says Torre:

"It's a different pitcher," he said. "These are the guys who have done it for us."

So, Matsui's starting because there's a different starter on the mound. His logic is beyond comprehension with one hundred percent of your brain.

2007-10-05 13:51:12
40.   ToyCannon
Does Giambi ever score after one of his vaunted walks if no one hits a home run?
I'm just curious because I've never witnessed it, but then I don't catch alot of Yankee games.
2007-10-05 13:52:28
41.   standuptriple
39 Why can't Joe just put him in the 8 hole? Second cleanup rocks!
2007-10-05 13:53:00
42.   pistolpete
39 To be fair, not too many guys looked competent last night against Sabathia if they weren't drawing a walk, so if Matsui looks at least as good as everyone else tonight, I'm willing to give Joe the benefit of the doubt.
2007-10-05 13:53:24
43.   nick
41 ToyCannon, the big G has been known to go 1st to 3rd on a single....seriously, no saber type stats I've read lately even put him in the worst 10 baserunners. He's not an idiot out there.
2007-10-05 13:54:08
44.   nick
missed last night: so the vernacular is still ok? good, good...here's hoping nothing too earthy is called for--
2007-10-05 13:54:48
45.   williamnyy23
No Giambi...Matsui in the lineup AND batting 5th...some very curious decisions by Joe. Joe has made a few questionable moves so far...if the Yankees are bounced early, it is going to very easy to pin a good share of the blame on his shoulders.

13 Exactly...why throw Arod a pitch. It looks like Alex is going to have to live with taking his walks or having a repeat of the last two post seasons. That's kind of a shame.

2007-10-05 13:57:29
46.   mehmattski
41 On 9/17 of this year against the Orioles:
http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/NYA/NYA200709170.shtml

Giambi reached base four times and scored twice, once from second on a single and once from first on a double.

2007-10-05 13:57:53
47.   Mattpat11
Lets take charge of this thing.
2007-10-05 14:00:49
48.   trainwreck
Time for some more Frank Caliendo and Dane Cook.

I can hardly wait.

2007-10-05 14:01:42
49.   Mattpat11
Tony Gwynn is massive.
2007-10-05 14:01:46
50.   Bob Timmermann
How long do we have to wait before making a Goethe joke in regard to the Cleveland pitcher?
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2007-10-05 14:02:47
51.   mehmattski
48 Not to mention Chip Caray rooting for the Indians.
2007-10-05 14:03:02
52.   nick
Joe's decision is weird; of course, if Hideki busts out with a couple of extra base hits, everyone'll be giving Joe credit for showing his pelotas...
2007-10-05 14:04:38
53.   standuptriple
52 and what if you kills another rally by weakly hitting a 2-0 pitch?
2007-10-05 14:04:39
54.   nick
50 over here on BB we prefer Shelley to Goethe, Bob...
2007-10-05 14:04:58
55.   standuptriple
I mean "he"
2007-10-05 14:07:13
56.   nick
"the real pressure is on the Yankees"--you think, genius?
2007-10-05 14:07:27
57.   mehmattski
Looking at the final two weeks of Hideki's regular season, he had hits in a bunch of his final games before being shut down with fluid in his knee. The following pitchers kept him hitless:

Josh Beckett
Roy Halladay
Jason Hammel
Dustin McGowan
Scott Kazmir

So, an 0-for those games is not entirely unexpected. Maybe he'll snap out of it tonight.

2007-10-05 14:08:01
58.   Mattpat11
Just win.
2007-10-05 14:08:10
59.   RIYank
Whoa, so is this pretty much the situation:
We get the Dodger fans who don't mind Bronx language, and the Red Sox fan who prefers racial diversity?

It's like, oxymoron afternoon.

2007-10-05 14:09:12
60.   Mattpat11
Just hit it to third. Decent chance it will get through
2007-10-05 14:09:22
61.   RIYank
54 With one notable exception who prefers Norse epics.

Oh, Shelley. Duh.

2007-10-05 14:09:39
62.   mehmattski
John-ny Da-mon! (clap clap, clapclapclap)
2007-10-05 14:10:20
63.   bartap74
"Johnny Damon takes a blazing strike."

That should set the tone for the coverage nicely.

2007-10-05 14:10:25
64.   Mattpat11
In the air. That might be good.
2007-10-05 14:10:43
65.   mehmattski
all right, that didn't work, so...

De-rek Je-ter! (clap clap, clapclapclap)

2007-10-05 14:11:20
66.   Mattpat11
Wear does this man find these jackets?
2007-10-05 14:12:55
67.   nick
ok, boys, Carmona looks extremely nasty--we need Andy at his best tonight...
2007-10-05 14:13:16
68.   mehmattski
These have been some questionable strike-one calls. I hope Pettitte gets the same strikezone.
2007-10-05 14:14:02
69.   RIYank
68 I was just thinking that.
2007-10-05 14:14:03
70.   Mattpat11
Is there really no one better than Chip Caray?
2007-10-05 14:14:05
71.   trainwreck
Clearly, those emails you guys sent did the trick.
2007-10-05 14:15:06
72.   mehmattski
According to Caray, that was the world's most exciting groundout to the pitcher.
2007-10-05 14:15:52
73.   SF Yanks
71 I think it made it worse.
2007-10-05 14:16:21
74.   mehmattski
If I was in an elevator with Dane Cook, Frank Caliendo, and Chip Caray, and a gun with only two bullets.... I'd shoot Caray twice, just to be sure.
2007-10-05 14:16:41
75.   Mattpat11
73 Perhaps he's doing this out of spite now.
2007-10-05 14:16:48
76.   RIYank
71 Hah! Very funny.
2007-10-05 14:16:59
77.   nick
ok, Andy gets the high strike-
2007-10-05 14:17:32
78.   thelarmis
i have the game on mute from the very beginning. listening on espn radio. it's the lesser evil, amazingly enough...

c'mon andy, quick DP. please!

2007-10-05 14:17:33
79.   SF Yanks
O boy...
2007-10-05 14:17:34
80.   Mattpat11
Indians lead off hit. Chip Caray orgasm.

This is going to be a long night.

2007-10-05 14:18:49
81.   thelarmis
suhweet!
2007-10-05 14:18:51
82.   SF Yanks
Just like last game.
2007-10-05 14:18:53
83.   RIYank
That was a pretty good pitch, too.

78 Yeah, I have ESPN radio too (although right this moment I have silence). It wasn't bad yesterday.

2007-10-05 14:18:59
84.   rbj
Yay, DP!
2007-10-05 14:18:59
85.   Mattpat11
Double play. Caray is deflated.
2007-10-05 14:19:27
86.   Bob Timmermann
Is Asdrubal Cabrera's father's name Amilar Barca?
2007-10-05 14:19:33
87.   mehmattski
I decided to load up MLB Audio and synch it up with my DVR.
2007-10-05 14:19:44
88.   RIYank
Well, when Grady gets on to start the game and then we get a quick GIDP... that doesn't generally work out well. In my experience. In the post-season.
Maybe we can buck the trend today.
2007-10-05 14:20:03
89.   Marcus
Wow, you guys weren't kidding about Chip Caray. Base hit up the middle is a call for high pitched squeeling, while a double play is announced as non-chalant as telling the time.
2007-10-05 14:20:23
90.   thelarmis
it's pretty weird listening on radio and watching on tv. the radio is a good bit quicker due to satellites, i guess. strange...
2007-10-05 14:20:57
91.   Mattpat11
I think Caray might cry.
2007-10-05 14:21:32
92.   weeping for brunnhilde
Andy's a golden god.
2007-10-05 14:21:36
93.   rbj
I may switch to the Spanish language edition. I do not know a word of Spanish.
2007-10-05 14:21:38
94.   thelarmis
83 yeah, i'm turning off the radio for commercial breaks. the quietude is soothing : )
2007-10-05 14:23:06
95.   glennrwordman
94 I don't think I've heard a commercial during any game of these playoffs. The mute button is our FRIEND.
2007-10-05 14:23:11
96.   SF Yanks
87 Good idea. I will do the same.
2007-10-05 14:23:48
97.   Mattpat11
Come on A-Rod. Double.
2007-10-05 14:24:10
98.   Mattpat11
The first pitch pop ups from A-Rod are not a good sign.
2007-10-05 14:24:22
99.   Marcus
Now they're counting pop-ups?
2007-10-05 14:24:37
100.   nick
o shit, Alex, it's really bad when I agree with this &^%&%$^$% commentary team about how tight you look--
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2007-10-05 14:24:54
101.   standuptriple
93 Beisbol=baseball
2007-10-05 14:25:22
102.   nick
prove us all wrong, Hideki!
2007-10-05 14:25:47
103.   rbj
Aww jeez, switched to Around the Horn just for some extra punishment. Plaschke is calling Marion Jones' steroid use "traitorous."
2007-10-05 14:26:08
104.   Bob Timmermann
99
Don't you remember the Hideki Matsui 4-3 census?
2007-10-05 14:26:16
105.   standuptriple
103 I can't get enough hyperbole
2007-10-05 14:27:28
106.   sporky
103 - And I thought I would escape the Plaschke at BB...
2007-10-05 14:27:34
107.   rbj
101 Picked up bola quarta = ball four on Matsui.
2007-10-05 14:27:46
108.   Mattpat11
99 I am. He pops up when he starts to panic. He needs a big hit today.
2007-10-05 14:31:05
109.   williamnyy23
3-2 count with a ground ball pitcher and Torre doesn't send the runner? Is he awake?
2007-10-05 14:31:24
110.   glennrwordman
Might be some "D" here today.
2007-10-05 14:31:42
111.   Yankees Brasil
We need Posada to start hitting.
2007-10-05 14:31:43
112.   Bob Timmermann
I would gladly put up a string of f-bombs directed at me instead of hearing any mention of a particular LA Times columnist.
2007-10-05 14:32:13
113.   NC Highlander
He did you guys know that FrankTV premieres Nov. 20th?

I was not aware of that....

2007-10-05 14:33:08
114.   Bob Timmermann
Does this Frank guy do impressions?
2007-10-05 14:33:41
115.   underdog
Shit piss and corruption!

Sorry, just trying to fit in here. A phrase my dad always used.

2007-10-05 14:34:01
116.   Mattpat11
Marion Jones made her own bed.
2007-10-05 14:34:27
117.   underdog
112 Is there a difference?

Once again, glad to follow this on Gameday instead of on TBS.

2007-10-05 14:35:16
118.   ric
i wish somebody would drop a toaster in the bathtub with dane cook. he's terrible.
2007-10-05 14:35:36
119.   NC Highlander
Who dressed Sager? Queer eye for the queer guy?

He's dressed exactly like Queen Latifah.

2007-10-05 14:35:58
120.   nick
damn, CC's mamma is....just damn!
2007-10-05 14:36:01
121.   Mike T
116 Yep.
2007-10-05 14:36:07
122.   Mattpat11
Queen Latifah has a 12-6 curve.
2007-10-05 14:36:10
123.   rbj
112 My apologies, Bob.
2007-10-05 14:36:13
124.   mehmattski
118 Terrible TV personalities, bringing rivals together against a common enemy.
2007-10-05 14:36:29
125.   nick
oops--it's LeBron's....the "damn" part hold, though...
2007-10-05 14:36:56
126.   SF Yanks
Ummm...... since when does queen laweefa take precedent over the Yanks?
2007-10-05 14:37:03
127.   standuptriple
120 What do you mean? Huge?
2007-10-05 14:37:19
128.   Mike T
First thing the TBS guys have said that I laughed at, they're ripping Sager's wardrobe.
2007-10-05 14:37:41
129.   mehmattski
Garko does not run fast.
2007-10-05 14:38:50
130.   NC Highlander
Bob Brenly stfu.

Really, just shut up.

We don't want to hear your catcher comments.

2007-10-05 14:39:22
131.   mehmattski
Wow, Posada's going through signs with no runners on... whattup with that?
2007-10-05 14:40:24
132.   nick
I blame the 19 yr old I'm watching with for those last two posts--
2007-10-05 14:40:50
133.   trainwreck
115
I am sure Travis Henry said those words recently too.
2007-10-05 14:40:56
134.   nick
Andy owns Kenny!
2007-10-05 14:41:14
135.   trainwreck
115
2007-10-05 14:43:02
136.   NC Highlander
In little league, Kenny is out for throwing his bat.
2007-10-05 14:43:27
137.   rbj
Woh, dude.
2007-10-05 14:44:22
138.   Mattpat11
Peralta looks like the guy from Cousin Skeeter
2007-10-05 14:44:37
139.   thelarmis
LECHE!!!
2007-10-05 14:44:37
140.   Mattpat11
MELKY!
2007-10-05 14:44:53
141.   RIYank
Run on that, you spelling-impaired weasel!
2007-10-05 14:44:55
142.   NC Highlander
Cleveland meet our CF, Leche.
2007-10-05 14:44:57
143.   SF Yanks
MELK!!!

EAT IT Indians!

2007-10-05 14:45:05
144.   thelarmis
but damn, lofton...again
2007-10-05 14:45:08
145.   OldYanksFan
I never want to see JD in CF AGain!
2007-10-05 14:45:10
146.   nick
the melkman delivers, baby, regular as clockwork!
2007-10-05 14:45:28
147.   mehmattski
Okay, Melky can go 0 for 4 now and I won't complain.
2007-10-05 14:45:31
148.   Yankees Brasil
Good job by Melky and all, but can we please get Lofton out?
2007-10-05 14:45:49
149.   3rd gen yankee fan
MARRY ME MELKY
2007-10-05 14:45:52
150.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
Melky!!!
Perfect throw, that`s helped wake me up after the 6am local time start!
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2007-10-05 14:46:00
151.   weeping for brunnhilde
My. Man. Melky.
2007-10-05 14:46:05
152.   standuptriple
Good D=base hit next AB, right?
2007-10-05 14:46:48
153.   BklynBmr
Melkman is gonna bust out with the bat today, too...
2007-10-05 14:47:33
154.   Mike T
Melky is like a sniper with that arm.
2007-10-05 14:47:44
155.   Alex Belth
Bite my balls, Jhonny! Great throw Melkawitz. Actually, a very nice stolen base by Peralta, especially after he was embarassed by Andy earlier in the season. Not tonight, Kenny.
2007-10-05 14:47:48
156.   RIYank
Wait, so, ric despises Dane Cook too?
So then everybody does. I figured RSN was the only potential Cookophiles.
2007-10-05 14:48:53
157.   sporky
Dane Cook is as lovable as a venereal disease.
2007-10-05 14:49:15
158.   BklynBmr
Did those ground rules posted in yesterday's game thread say something about not mentioning a no-hitter? I can't recall...
2007-10-05 14:49:25
159.   cult of basebaal
148 i second that ...
2007-10-05 14:51:46
160.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
YAHHHHHHHHH!
2007-10-05 14:51:50
161.   Mattpat11
MELKY!
2007-10-05 14:51:51
162.   RIYank
Melkman delievers!!!!

Grady WHOmore?

2007-10-05 14:51:54
163.   nick
153 153!
2007-10-05 14:51:56
164.   Mike T
Nice
2007-10-05 14:51:57
165.   NC Highlander
Oh Yeah!
2007-10-05 14:51:58
166.   SF Yanks
Thatababy Melk!!!
2007-10-05 14:52:03
167.   Alex Belth
MELKAWITZ! THAT WAS A B'DOMB
2007-10-05 14:52:11
168.   cult of basebaal
MELKMAN!!!!

hey, that looked like a CMW slider ...

2007-10-05 14:52:15
169.   thelarmis
MELKMAN!!!
2007-10-05 14:52:17
170.   Mattpat11
Chip Caray got all quiet. I was sure it was a foul ball.
2007-10-05 14:52:23
171.   3rd gen yankee fan
OH MY GOD I LOVE THAT KID!
2007-10-05 14:52:26
172.   rbj
With the leather and the wood!
2007-10-05 14:52:31
173.   tommyl
I think Melky's going now. I do have to say, the TBS announcers seem kinda down right now. What happened to "Cleveland Rocks!"?
2007-10-05 14:52:49
174.   thelarmis
poor chip caray. jerk.
2007-10-05 14:52:55
175.   RIYank
152 Bless you, prophet.
2007-10-05 14:52:57
176.   ihrtstrayrod
What Melky taketh, he taketh more away
2007-10-05 14:52:58
177.   rbj
170 Pity he won't stay that way.
2007-10-05 14:53:02
178.   BklynBmr
I love how that joint gets so quiet. We gotta keep it that way...
2007-10-05 14:53:25
179.   NC Highlander
Wow I'm really trying to be objective about the announcing. I mean Fox struggled at first but seriously.

Monotone voice for Yankee HR's. Dead silence, no lie. Orgasmic for Cleveland ground balls.

Wow.

2007-10-05 14:53:31
180.   standuptriple
173 Are they still promoting the Drew Carey Show?
2007-10-05 14:54:20
181.   cult of basebaal
176 just remember, our melkman always rings THRICE ...

i'm calling another big moment for melky before this one's done ...

2007-10-05 14:54:21
182.   RIYank
176 Ungrammatical, and yet perfect for the occasion.
2007-10-05 14:54:37
183.   Maniakes
158 - the rule was "no-hitters in progress". Since it's not in progress anymore, we can talk about it all we like :)
2007-10-05 14:54:42
184.   BklynBmr
176 Love it!
2007-10-05 14:55:15
185.   SF Yanks
Carmona, please fix your tag that hanging out. Thank you.
2007-10-05 14:55:47
186.   BklynBmr
183 Thanks, I hope I didn't have anything to do with busting that up ;-)
2007-10-05 14:55:50
187.   thelarmis
c'mon andy, make that run stand up. keep it right there!
2007-10-05 14:55:52
188.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
180 that`s too funny...
got the game on tv here but with radio announcers through ESPN..much better
2007-10-05 14:56:47
189.   standuptriple
Wish I had my XM @ work. Right now, I'd accept any audio though.
2007-10-05 14:58:12
190.   Alex Belth
Andy's just missing. Nibbling.
2007-10-05 14:58:30
191.   ihrtstrayrod
182 Melky transcends grammatical restrictions.

I would be happier if we could get some men on base when they freakin' hit these home runs.

2007-10-05 14:58:57
192.   thelarmis
christ.
2007-10-05 14:59:04
193.   Alex Belth
Doh.
2007-10-05 14:59:15
194.   Mattpat11
Cleveland double. Caray is back to screaming.
2007-10-05 14:59:19
195.   cult of basebaal
well, that was lovely ... c'mon andy ... we need this big
2007-10-05 14:59:34
196.   rbj
Dang
2007-10-05 14:59:54
197.   Alex Belth
Steady, Andy, Steady...
2007-10-05 14:59:54
198.   underdog
133 Oh shuddup! ;-)
2007-10-05 15:00:21
199.   Alex Belth
Hey, a "productive out"
2007-10-05 15:00:21
200.   thelarmis
194 that's really disgusting. i'm glad i have it on mute.

please, oh please, don't let michaels tie this game.

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2007-10-05 15:00:35
201.   Alex Belth
Now, for the strike out...
2007-10-05 15:00:55
202.   BklynBmr
Punch out or pop up, Andy. Your pick...
2007-10-05 15:00:59
203.   cult of basebaal
194 his call wasn't that different ... it was the slap-happy "take him the other way, fellas" that was really irritating ...
2007-10-05 15:01:22
204.   standuptriple
199 Blasphemy!
2007-10-05 15:01:27
205.   NC Highlander
Nice
2007-10-05 15:01:34
206.   Alex Belth
Nice! Good play, Dougie.
2007-10-05 15:01:54
207.   BklynBmr
Good job Andy and Minky!
2007-10-05 15:01:56
208.   thelarmis
or ground out to scrabble. hey, i'll take it! get out of this inning right here, right now andrew eugene pettitte!
2007-10-05 15:01:59
209.   Alex Belth
Nice pick. Made it look smooth.
2007-10-05 15:02:30
210.   thelarmis
do you think in school they called this kid "Ass Dribble"?!
2007-10-05 15:02:38
211.   cult of basebaal
CAVE-ITCH!!!
2007-10-05 15:02:52
212.   Alex Belth
Now, don't let this guy Asdribdiblian kill us again...
2007-10-05 15:03:26
213.   Alex Belth
1-1 pitch, OOOOHHH, where was that pitch, blue?
2007-10-05 15:03:32
214.   rbj
Does the ump have a small strike zone today?
2007-10-05 15:03:50
215.   Alex Belth
Nice slider, now finish him...!
2007-10-05 15:03:54
216.   cult of basebaal
ya know, if ABC had a show called Cave-Itch-Men ... right now, i might watch ...
2007-10-05 15:04:14
217.   Mattpat11
Where was that?
2007-10-05 15:04:15
218.   NC Highlander
WTH???

2 strikes called balls.

2007-10-05 15:04:18
219.   Alex Belth
COME ON, WHERE WAS THAT?!!!
2007-10-05 15:04:36
220.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
Steeeeeee-rike three!
2007-10-05 15:04:39
221.   nick
o yeah!
2007-10-05 15:04:39
222.   NC Highlander
Pettite struck him out twice.
2007-10-05 15:04:41
223.   SF Yanks
Andrew!
2007-10-05 15:04:46
224.   BklynBmr
My. Man. Andy.
2007-10-05 15:04:47
225.   Alex Belth
YES! ONIONS. BITE ME, ASSSDRIBBLIO. LOL.
2007-10-05 15:05:20
226.   thelarmis
Andy!!!

he was getting squeezed. any lip readers out there? i could've sworn andy said 'goddammit', which would be very un-christian-like of him...

2007-10-05 15:05:29
227.   Yankees Brasil
Strike zone is getting smaller by the minute.
2007-10-05 15:05:30
228.   tommyl
Way to bear down Andy. This is why I love him, Moose would be bitching about the strike zone as he walked the guy. Andy just says, "Alright, I'll throw it a bit closer, see that's a strike too!"
2007-10-05 15:05:41
229.   cult of basebaal
YEAAAH!
2007-10-05 15:05:44
230.   rbj
Pettitte striking out an Indian makes baby Caray cry.
2007-10-05 15:05:52
231.   SF Yanks
I must admit, that FrankTv dude has some serious impersonation talent. I actually want to watch his show just to see what he's capable of.
2007-10-05 15:06:09
232.   weeping for brunnhilde
Andy's a golden god.
2007-10-05 15:06:28
233.   tommyl
225 Getting a bit excited there Alex?

Argh, I hate this start time, I'm supposed to be at my parents place in Riverdale but didn't want to miss an inning so going after the game.

2007-10-05 15:06:35
234.   cult of basebaal
225 NOT YOU, TOO!

now, we're nothing but vulgarians here at BB!

;)

2007-10-05 15:06:38
235.   standuptriple
Is now when A-Rod gets his "meaningless hit"?
2007-10-05 15:06:39
236.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
226 you mean Andy is a Bible-thumper? Who`d have thunk there was a Christian baseball player from Texas?
2007-10-05 15:06:41
237.   JeremyM
Nice pitching by Pettite, especially around some questionable calls.

Have to say it- I think the guy scores from third if Giambi is playing first there.

2007-10-05 15:07:02
238.   tommyl
231 Please, please, please say you are joking.
2007-10-05 15:07:20
239.   weeping for brunnhilde
228 So true.
2007-10-05 15:07:23
240.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
226 you mean Andy is a Bible-thumper? Who`d have thunk there was a Christian baseball player from Texas?
2007-10-05 15:07:24
241.   Mattpat11
Is that supposed to be Deniro?
2007-10-05 15:07:47
242.   Alex Belth
Captain, my Captain...
2007-10-05 15:07:51
243.   RIYank
So, this inning somehow Scrabble has to get a key hit, right? And he'd be the eighth batter, so that's really good.
2007-10-05 15:07:57
244.   Mike T
DJ on the board with a hit.
2007-10-05 15:07:57
245.   cult of basebaal
231 i agree, well, at least with the actual impersonations part ... he's really got several of the characters ... but what in the hell can you do with that for a whole 1/2 hour? and his material is almost completely without laughs ...
2007-10-05 15:08:03
246.   Mattpat11
231

...

2007-10-05 15:08:13
247.   BklynBmr
OK, Cap. We were waitin' fer ya...
2007-10-05 15:08:25
248.   thelarmis
236 yes, he is.

nice work cap'n.

2007-10-05 15:08:46
249.   rbj
241 Maybe he should impersonate DeNiro on SNL -- I was really surprised at how he stunk up the joint. Twice.
2007-10-05 15:08:51
250.   cult of basebaal
Jetes!
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2007-10-05 15:09:10
251.   Mattpat11
They're gonna walk him.
2007-10-05 15:09:28
252.   JeremyM
Damn, that was ripped.
2007-10-05 15:09:42
253.   BklynBmr
We're timing this guy now. A big inning coming soon...
2007-10-05 15:09:51
254.   thelarmis
damn, i wish that went thru.

cmon MVP, bring home the captain!

2007-10-05 15:10:05
255.   Mattpat11
He needs this RBI.
2007-10-05 15:10:18
256.   nick
that's it Alex, take yr time-
2007-10-05 15:10:36
257.   BklynBmr
Send Jetes?
2007-10-05 15:10:51
258.   glennrwordman
Come on, A-Rod...now...
2007-10-05 15:11:06
259.   SF Yanks
238 I'm somewhat serious, although his DeNiro was terrible. You can't tell me he doesn't do good impersonations. That's all I really want to see out of him.
2007-10-05 15:11:40
260.   RIYank
Argh.
2007-10-05 15:11:58
261.   thelarmis
fudge
2007-10-05 15:11:58
262.   Mattpat11
259 I don't think its enough to support a half hour show.
2007-10-05 15:11:59
263.   williamnyy23
With that swing, I think it's time to worry about Arod.
2007-10-05 15:12:20
264.   Mattpat11
Come on Matsui.
2007-10-05 15:12:20
265.   rbj
STFU Chip.
2007-10-05 15:12:23
266.   JeremyM
Man, I get so nervous with A-Rod up there, I want him to do well so badly.
2007-10-05 15:12:24
267.   Max
"Didn't go with the slider there, did he boys?!" These announcers are total asshats.
2007-10-05 15:13:03
268.   BklynBmr
263 One good swing will snap him out of it. It's coming...
2007-10-05 15:13:16
269.   Mattpat11
263 Its still early, but he's looked pretty bad so far
2007-10-05 15:13:25
270.   cult of basebaal
263 yeah, they weren't back to back to back NASTY pitches
2007-10-05 15:13:54
271.   thelarmis
bollocks
2007-10-05 15:14:15
272.   standuptriple
BAH!
2007-10-05 15:14:19
273.   SF Yanks
259 Maybe not, but I don't really care how much he fills. All I want is to see some impersonations and I'm happy. It's not like I'll be waiting anxious with a remote in hand. I don't see what the big deal is.
2007-10-05 15:14:22
274.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
I know it`s a myth and all, but think we can find some `clutch` hitting soon??
2007-10-05 15:14:32
275.   nick
266 I feel just the same way...man o man, the signs with Alex are not good--but he just needs one pitch to drive, right?
2007-10-05 15:14:55
276.   JeremyM
267 Yeah, what was that? He's all fellas and boys when something good happens for the Indians. This guy is awful.
2007-10-05 15:15:24
277.   williamnyy23
268 Perhaps, but how many more ABs does he have left?

Matsui's swing is awful. At what point does Joe realize that? His loyalty to Matsui has had a significant negative impact on this game.

2007-10-05 15:15:27
278.   SF Yanks
259 should be 262
2007-10-05 15:16:03
279.   SF Yanks
278 Make that 273 Wow! I royally screwed that one up.
2007-10-05 15:16:39
280.   Yankees Brasil
277 The way we are hitting today, I don't think it would matter if it was anybody else up there with the runner on 2nd, It would probably end up the same way Matsui's AB ended.
2007-10-05 15:16:39
281.   Alex Belth
That sucked for A Rod and Matsui. Tough pitches to Alex but shit...anyhow, he's still going to hit in this series.

I'd seriously consider replacing Matsui with Giambi at DH though...

2007-10-05 15:16:41
282.   JeremyM
277 I agree, he has no business playing with Giambi sitting on the bench.
2007-10-05 15:16:47
283.   Bob Timmermann
Bob Sheppard out for the Division Series:

http://tinyurl.com/22gtmq

Sorry if it's been mentioned. The comments come fast.

2007-10-05 15:16:48
284.   thelarmis
277 yes, i do wish giambi was in there...

i think a-rod will be okay. later this game...

2007-10-05 15:17:06
285.   Mattpat11
The first pitch pop ups worry me more than the big looping swing.
2007-10-05 15:17:06
286.   rbj
Change the face of late night tv? To what, a black screen?
2007-10-05 15:17:44
287.   cult of basebaal
grrrr ...
2007-10-05 15:17:48
288.   Mattpat11
CABRERA CAN'T GET THAT!
2007-10-05 15:17:55
289.   thelarmis
fuck. i hate the leadoff man on. hopefully they'll make like us and strand him... : ~
2007-10-05 15:18:02
290.   BklynBmr
I'd take The Hawk over Carey any day of the week. Carey is a phony. At least Hawk curses when the other team scores.
2007-10-05 15:18:31
291.   Flip Play
Frank Caliendo was on Letterman as John Madden a while ago, and Letterman was dying.
2007-10-05 15:19:05
292.   BklynBmr
288 You'd think he'd hold that one for a home run call, at least. What an f'n mook...
2007-10-05 15:19:46
293.   standuptriple
Time for a "pitchers best friend".
2007-10-05 15:19:49
294.   Bob Timmermann
Would Don Orsillo be a suitable replacement for Caray?

If you stay up late and have slogged through Dick Stockton and Ron Darling, you can witness something that is the opposite of synergy.

2007-10-05 15:19:56
295.   thelarmis
is there a fire chip caray website yet???
2007-10-05 15:21:11
296.   thelarmis
294 i'm all for giving queen latifah a shot at replacing caray. why not?
2007-10-05 15:21:22
297.   Mattpat11
The least Chippy can do is make a drunken fool of himself like his grandfather
2007-10-05 15:21:23
298.   BklynBmr
281 Jason had a terrible September, but when he gets going, he can change the game. MatsZilla looks so lost right now, I'd say why not? The results cannot be worse...
2007-10-05 15:21:33
299.   standuptriple
Is Chip still holding a grudge from when the Yanks took 4 in a row from ATL?
2007-10-05 15:22:14
300.   Mattpat11
What was that?
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2007-10-05 15:22:32
301.   Alex Belth
Andy, ya dope, you shold have let that go, ya ass.
2007-10-05 15:22:37
302.   BklynBmr
How 'bout Hafner?
2007-10-05 15:22:38
303.   JeremyM
Hafner was really close to being out of the baseline...
2007-10-05 15:22:40
304.   Flip Play
294 Ron Darling was my first baseball autograph. I was 13 and it was a gift from my Aunt. He wrote "Happy Bar Mitzvah! Ron Darling."
2007-10-05 15:22:57
305.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
maybe they`ll adopt these training methods in Scranton? am sure Pavano would have benefited..
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/7029366.stm
2007-10-05 15:23:18
306.   bartap74
1996
2007-10-05 15:23:19
307.   SF Yanks
Why not go to 2nd base there?
2007-10-05 15:23:39
308.   thelarmis
304 that's awesome! ron darling was always very nice to me. when i was a kid and more recently, too...
2007-10-05 15:24:07
309.   BklynBmr
294 How about John Sterling AND Carey? They could alternate half innings...
2007-10-05 15:24:18
310.   thelarmis
nice. let's get 1 more and get outta this...
2007-10-05 15:24:21
311.   Mattpat11
One more Andy
2007-10-05 15:24:45
312.   mehmattski
309 Listening to Sterling on MLB Audio synched with my DVR is saving my sanity.
2007-10-05 15:24:49
313.   BklynBmr
I hope Tigger Wang is taking notes on how to get the ground balls...
2007-10-05 15:24:51
314.   Mattpat11
Don't let it get to Lofton
2007-10-05 15:25:12
315.   claybeez
307 He should have. I think he didn't realize how much time he had to throw to 2nd or that Jeter would be there. He wanted to get one. Still, not a good play.
2007-10-05 15:25:36
316.   Mattpat11
He doesn't call the low strike.
2007-10-05 15:25:42
317.   BklynBmr
312 I did exactly that yesterday.
2007-10-05 15:25:44
318.   tommyl
Um, was that pitch too over the middle?
2007-10-05 15:26:18
319.   NC Highlander
Exact same pitch. 1 ball 1 strike.

Geez

2007-10-05 15:26:39
320.   RIYank
312 How do you synch it?
2007-10-05 15:26:41
321.   nick
the, uh, deliberate pace of this game is driving me nuts....
2007-10-05 15:27:21
322.   NC Highlander
Brenly is absolutely giddy talking about catchers. Almost like he wants us to know he was one.

I don't care Bob.

2007-10-05 15:27:37
323.   tommyl
319 According to gameday, those two pitches were roughly 1/4" apart. Its hilarious.
2007-10-05 15:27:43
324.   trainwreck
Bob Brenly seems like a nice guy, but what does he bring to the broadcast booth?

He says nothing of value.

2007-10-05 15:27:45
325.   Mattpat11
Okay. He doesn't call the strike.
2007-10-05 15:28:00
326.   standuptriple
321 I like it. I may get home in time to see Mo.
2007-10-05 15:28:01
327.   RIYank
Gotta go after Typo, Andy! Go get'im....

GOT EEEM!

2007-10-05 15:28:21
328.   standuptriple
321 I like it. I may get home in time to see Mo.
2007-10-05 15:28:21
329.   thelarmis
ANDY!!!
2007-10-05 15:28:26
330.   standuptriple
321 I like it. I may get home in time to see Mo.
2007-10-05 15:28:30
331.   3rd gen yankee fan
cute little dance there by andy. diggin it
2007-10-05 15:28:32
332.   rbj
Boo yah! Andy is dandy.

Now let's get some runs!

2007-10-05 15:28:47
333.   tommyl
323 I'm reminded of a line Maddux used earlier in the year:

"I'm old, its hard for me to strike people out if you give them 4 strikes."

Andy threw roughly 6 strikes there by my count.

2007-10-05 15:28:50
334.   nick
Are we all counting innings til Joba? Two more like that one, Andy...
2007-10-05 15:28:58
335.   BklynBmr
Big Game Andy! Once again!
2007-10-05 15:29:16
336.   cult of basebaal
this strike zone is getting worse and worse ... what was that, like 8 strikes to jhonny???
2007-10-05 15:29:18
337.   Alex Belth
Holy cow! Andy is vintage Dandy tonight. What a joy the last two innings have been. He's in total control out there on a night when the pitcher's are getting squeezed. Beeuootiful.

Is it just me or does anyone else feel that Robbie is just going to hit and hit and hit in this series?

2007-10-05 15:29:27
338.   thelarmis
i like the graphic they showed about andy's record in the postseason when he has a lead. let's pad this slimmest of leads...now
2007-10-05 15:29:28
339.   NC Highlander
We need to get Andy some support. He's leaving it all out there.
2007-10-05 15:29:30
340.   rbj
324 At least he's not the Chipster.
2007-10-05 15:29:39
341.   standuptriple
326 , 328 , 330 My bad. I really would like to see Mo though, just not that badly.
2007-10-05 15:29:40
342.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
only 60 pitches so far for AP, he can go 7
2007-10-05 15:29:58
343.   Bob Timmermann
321
You should have tried sitting through the Cubs-DBacks game last night. That was deliberate.
2007-10-05 15:30:00
344.   SF Yanks
Two runs this inning would do wonders.
2007-10-05 15:30:26
345.   cult of basebaal
jesus, does anyone else think the Academy really wants it's Oscar back from Cuba???
2007-10-05 15:30:31
346.   williamnyy23
294 I've actually enjoyed Darling and Stockton. The best pbp man is Orsillo. Red Sox fans are very lucky to have Orsillo and Remy on NESN.
2007-10-05 15:30:52
347.   Mattpat11
61 through four for Pettitte.
2007-10-05 15:30:58
348.   thelarmis
333 maddux is the king of the straight-faced one-liners. i'd love to see a collection of his quotes throughout the years. somebody, somewhere has to be compiling that...
2007-10-05 15:31:21
349.   williamnyy23
Andy is been on the brink, while Carmona seems to be in command. A few more runs would really help because I don't think 1-0 will be the final score.
2007-10-05 15:31:33
350.   Sarasota
294 yes Orsillo and Remy are very competent and fair. But please Lord save me from Caray
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2007-10-05 15:32:14
351.   BklynBmr
346 After Kenny and Kitty, Orsillo and Remy are my personal faves...
2007-10-05 15:32:27
352.   cult of basebaal
awesome ... chip loves the bunt ... how about i lay one down upside your skull-bone, eh chippy???
2007-10-05 15:32:52
353.   trainwreck
Nobody beats Vin.
2007-10-05 15:33:00
354.   thelarmis
i wonder if tbs has anyone reading our, or any other, internet board, like espn was obviously doing in regards to that joba post...
2007-10-05 15:33:10
355.   RIYank
standuptriple, no more drinking for you this evening.
2007-10-05 15:33:17
356.   Max
276 I had the Indians feed on XM when driving home with the first inning on, and those radio announcers were about 20 times more respectful to the Yankees.

Gwynn's man-crush on Pettite does (sort of) make up for the clownish bias of the other guys, at least this game. He's too much of a good guy not to notice that Andy has to throw five strikes (at least) per at bat in order to get a SO this game.

2007-10-05 15:33:34
357.   RIYank
353 Amen.
2007-10-05 15:33:36
358.   nick
so why should Carmona be "in awe" of the Yankees? do we think most other pitchers are? does this sort of statement even pretend to mean anything?
2007-10-05 15:33:49
359.   thelarmis
jon miller is definitely a bit better without joe morgan by his side...
2007-10-05 15:33:55
360.   bhsportsguy
337 BTW, great blog, I have enjoyed reading it over the years.

Nice to see Andy doing so well so far.

2007-10-05 15:34:01
361.   SF Yanks
351 I agree. I also really, really like the Giants commentators.
2007-10-05 15:34:34
362.   Flip Play
Good job, Jorge.
2007-10-05 15:34:39
363.   cult of basebaal
355 i believe that's in violation of prime directive #13!
2007-10-05 15:34:42
364.   thelarmis
nice AB jorgie!
2007-10-05 15:34:59
365.   RIYank
Damn, that was good. Eight-pitch walk is better than a single, for sure.

Carmona is still efficient, but maybe we can get to the bullpen in the... eighth? Even if we don't really get to Fausto?

2007-10-05 15:35:00
366.   standuptriple
355 Still @ work and dry as dirt. :(
2007-10-05 15:35:03
367.   williamnyy23
361 Yep...that's a good team too. Kupier and Krukow do a very good job and seem to have fun together.
2007-10-05 15:35:26
368.   nick
I got a good feelin bout Robbie too-
2007-10-05 15:35:35
369.   BklynBmr
358 Professional broadcasters would never say such a thing...
2007-10-05 15:35:40
370.   Alex Belth
Robbie will single to right and Jorgie will get thrown out.
2007-10-05 15:35:45
371.   NC Highlander
Ha ha. Torre just patted Brenly on the head, "You're right Bobby," There there little guy.

lmao.

2007-10-05 15:35:50
372.   celerino
man does Posada know how to work a count or what?
2007-10-05 15:35:56
373.   Bob Timmermann
358
I think after what Carmona went through last year, he's likely not in awe of anybody. He's seen fire and he's rain. And then he saw rainy fire.
2007-10-05 15:36:12
374.   cult of basebaal
obviously, that's the sticking point for chip, the Yankees just don't bunt enough for him ...
2007-10-05 15:36:27
375.   mehmattski
373 He's seen sunny days that he thought would never end.
2007-10-05 15:36:33
376.   cult of basebaal
bugger!
2007-10-05 15:36:40
377.   3rd gen yankee fan
fuuuuuuuuuh
2007-10-05 15:36:41
378.   claybeez
Too bad. Robby hit it hard.
2007-10-05 15:36:44
379.   RIYank
Ouch.
And that saves Fausto's pitch count, too, dammit.
2007-10-05 15:36:51
380.   thelarmis
boo.
2007-10-05 15:36:57
381.   williamnyy23
At some point in this game, the Yankees have to hit.
2007-10-05 15:37:03
382.   cult of basebaal
hmmm ... i'm calling no sliders for melky
2007-10-05 15:37:08
383.   standuptriple
NO MORE HITTING INTO DOUBLE PLAYS!!!
2007-10-05 15:37:18
384.   BklynBmr
361 Agreed, they provide great insight ala Singleton and Kaat. I just can't take Kipe's HR call...
2007-10-05 15:37:31
385.   cult of basebaal
grrrrrrrr!
2007-10-05 15:37:41
386.   RIYank
Garch.

We're offering Carmona a CG.

2007-10-05 15:37:43
387.   thelarmis
that sucks ass.
2007-10-05 15:37:47
388.   3rd gen yankee fan
366 Yeah bein at work sucked, I couldn't concentrate on anything! Now at the bar! woo hoo!
2007-10-05 15:37:52
389.   NC Highlander
One more Andy, One more.
2007-10-05 15:37:53
390.   SF Yanks
367 Exactly. They display a sense of humor which a lot of commentators lack these days.
2007-10-05 15:37:55
391.   Mattpat11
Caray is so excited that Carmona is pitching well.
2007-10-05 15:38:19
392.   williamnyy23
Man, this 1-0 lead seems like a deficit.
2007-10-05 15:39:08
393.   NC Highlander
Just want to remind everyone that Westbrook is pitching next game for Tribe.

Yes, that's Jake Westbrook. :)

2007-10-05 15:39:11
394.   thelarmis
nice, quick, 1-2-3 inning, andy. you can do it! thank you, please...
2007-10-05 15:39:15
395.   standuptriple
388 I have the Blue Angels buzzing around all afternoon too. No work is getting done here.
2007-10-05 15:40:07
396.   williamnyy23
Saw this headline on MLB: Angels to be aggressive vs. Dice-K

Do you they have a scouting report?

2007-10-05 15:40:19
397.   SF Yanks
384 Awwwee....I love it.
2007-10-05 15:41:00
398.   thelarmis
wtf is up w/ lofton? christ!
2007-10-05 15:41:03
399.   NC Highlander
OMG. Bean Lofton next time.

I mean really. Put one in his ear.

2007-10-05 15:41:09
400.   Mattpat11
Lofton gets a hit. Caray screams.
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2007-10-05 15:41:17
401.   SF Yanks
Grrrrrr...
2007-10-05 15:41:28
402.   standuptriple
Can somebody remind Kenny Lofton he's too old for this?
2007-10-05 15:41:30
403.   trainwreck
Dusty Baker must be really slurping Lofton now.
2007-10-05 15:41:40
404.   rbj
Double play here guys.
2007-10-05 15:41:59
405.   bartap74
Quite the home run call on Lofton's ground ball single to right.
2007-10-05 15:42:03
406.   cult of basebaal
grrrrrr!
2007-10-05 15:42:05
407.   standuptriple
399 I was thinking more of the leg, so he doesn't steal bases.
2007-10-05 15:42:07
408.   3rd gen yankee fan
fuckin lofton! Ok, a curse upon your bat now!
2007-10-05 15:42:07
409.   nick
373 ok, boys, but I wanna see the Indian's pitching coach on the telephone line to talk about things to come...
2007-10-05 15:42:16
410.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
Lofton is amazing, he looks like hes still 25 yrs old
2007-10-05 15:42:32
411.   thelarmis
403 dusty hasn't been too terrible. hard to believe, i know. but it surely beats tbs.
2007-10-05 15:42:58
412.   NC Highlander
Hey were you aware that it's 9 feet to the inset of 1b?

Nifty. /sarcasm

2007-10-05 15:43:02
413.   cult of basebaal
well ... there you go, there's the deal ... the indians said "they would bunt" in the game, therefore, chippy loves 'em
2007-10-05 15:43:44
414.   rbj
Sac bunt and Chippy gets chipper.
2007-10-05 15:43:45
415.   3rd gen yankee fan
A curse upon your big toe lofton!
2007-10-05 15:44:18
416.   Max
That was a pretty nice bunt, I have to say, even if it sent the announcers into paroxysms of joy.
2007-10-05 15:44:37
417.   NC Highlander
408 Jobu. Sacrifice a chicken.
2007-10-05 15:44:38
418.   cult of basebaal
please jobu, i don't ask you for much, but please, please, please, DON'T let this runner score after that sacrifice ... you know you hate small-ball cliche bullshit, too, jobu ...
2007-10-05 15:45:15
419.   cult of basebaal
417 hahahahah! nice reference!

=)

2007-10-05 15:45:20
420.   standuptriple
418 I'll give Jobu rum.
2007-10-05 15:46:08
421.   RIYank
So, the Indians are playing for one run. That's very strange. I've been pretty happy with the managerial decisions so far.
2007-10-05 15:46:40
422.   BklynBmr
I've heard Tony Gwynn speak often over the years, and found his voice somewhat endearing — like an accent I couldn't exactly place. But over the last 28 hours, I find myself wishing for the opportunity to rip his f*cking tounge out. Has nothing to do with my great respect for the man and his accomplishments. I'm just sayin'... ;-)
2007-10-05 15:46:50
423.   cult of basebaal
everyone knows, the only sacrifice jobu supports involves rum!
2007-10-05 15:47:08
424.   3rd gen yankee fan
I'll give Jobu pizza!
2007-10-05 15:47:41
425.   trainwreck
You have no marbles!
2007-10-05 15:47:49
426.   Mattpat11
One more.
2007-10-05 15:47:53
427.   cult of basebaal
man, i thought he had more of that ...
2007-10-05 15:47:56
428.   thelarmis
1 more, andrew...
2007-10-05 15:47:59
429.   3rd gen yankee fan
sweet thank you jobu.
2007-10-05 15:48:55
430.   cult of basebaal
i wonder if chip will change things around in game three and say things like ... "and the home crowd starts getting rowdy again ... for now ..."
2007-10-05 15:49:00
431.   thelarmis
424 mmmmm, pizza : )
2007-10-05 15:49:05
432.   standuptriple
422 Fat Tony can do no wrong by me. Lived in SD and went to the 2nd home game after his 3,000th. He hit 2 HR's. The dude is pure hitting.
2007-10-05 15:49:24
433.   BklynBmr
411 Dusty did have a little slip yesterday I caught. "I hope Jeter hits into a DP here", hopefully meaning that's what Sabathia was hoping for. Funny moment, though...
2007-10-05 15:50:15
434.   NC Highlander
Pettite says "F@#$ you Jobu. I do it myself!"
2007-10-05 15:50:21
435.   thelarmis
hella cool!!!
2007-10-05 15:50:21
436.   Mattpat11
WHOOOOOOOO!
2007-10-05 15:50:23
437.   RIYank
Ha!!!

Take that, Lofton.

2007-10-05 15:50:25
438.   cult of basebaal
YES!!!!!!!!
2007-10-05 15:50:31
439.   nick
ANDY'S REVENGE--THOU SHALT NOT STEAL!
2007-10-05 15:50:31
440.   Flip Play
Awesome.
2007-10-05 15:50:39
441.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
Yeah! Take that, Kenny! Boo-Yah!
2007-10-05 15:50:40
442.   SF Yanks
BIG.
2007-10-05 15:50:42
443.   trainwreck
Small ball was sure effective.
2007-10-05 15:50:45
444.   3rd gen yankee fan
THAT was BEAUTIFUL!!!! thank you jobu
2007-10-05 15:50:56
445.   rbj
Yes! Andy!

The 11th commandment:

Thou shalt not run on Andrew Pettitte.

2007-10-05 15:50:57
446.   tommyl
Go Andy go!
2007-10-05 15:50:57
447.   BklynBmr
Lofton's karma just ended. The series turns now, big time!
2007-10-05 15:51:09
448.   SF Yanks
Big.
2007-10-05 15:51:14
449.   cult of basebaal
wow ... that was an awesome robin williams ... and he totalled nailed the fact that robin hasn't been funny this century!
2007-10-05 15:51:19
450.   Mattpat11
That was Robin Williams?
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2007-10-05 15:51:40
451.   3rd gen yankee fan
431 lamb sausage with pesto sauce, sun-dried tomatoes and spinach. w00t
2007-10-05 15:51:41
452.   Sarasota
Big play!! Flawless!!!
2007-10-05 15:52:02
453.   Mattpat11
Can we get some runs now?
2007-10-05 15:52:09
454.   Sarasota
where's Chip on that play?
2007-10-05 15:52:22
455.   standuptriple
Momentum is key. Put the pressure on now!
2007-10-05 15:52:32
456.   3rd gen yankee fan
and if jobu doesn't eat his slice, then I'll just have to.

So has this ump had a fair strike zone? I started the game off at work.

2007-10-05 15:52:36
457.   SF Yanks
447 I like it.
2007-10-05 15:52:39
458.   Max
453 Nice, nice, nice. Now some hits, pleeeease.
2007-10-05 15:53:00
459.   williamnyy23
Can Andy walk the tight rope much longer? How about a net already!!!

Does Joe lead off with Shelley?

2007-10-05 15:53:17
460.   RIYank
Where are all our Angelino visitors? I guess on their ways home from work?
2007-10-05 15:53:29
461.   standuptriple
451 Don't be afraid to throw some fetta on that.
2007-10-05 15:53:42
462.   BklynBmr
432 Don't get me wrong, I love the guy. He's just sounding a litte "Yeah, me too, Chippy" so far. The man forgot more than that little twerp sitting next to him will ever know about the game. He should be himself...
2007-10-05 15:53:58
463.   Mike T
460 Driving home from work is quite an ordeal in LA, so that probably is where they are.
2007-10-05 15:54:15
464.   cult of basebaal
"turbo sinker"? that just makes me think of judas priest ... and chip caray in robbie halford's leathers is just not what i want in my head ... ewwwwwww!
2007-10-05 15:54:32
465.   RIYank
460 Oh, trainwreck, you're here. Are you left coastal?
2007-10-05 15:54:44
466.   NC Highlander
I like Doug. He never stops running.
2007-10-05 15:55:11
467.   RIYank
463 Oh, that's right. So they might be in time for the ninth?
2007-10-05 15:55:55
468.   Bob Timmermann
460
I haven't left yet, but I will be soon. But I'm also going to a high school football game later.

But I've discovered that driving and posting is really hard to do.

Let the record reflect this Angeleno took public transportation (a train!) to work today.

2007-10-05 15:56:20
469.   cult of basebaal
actually, nicely done, bob ... that was a designed play, thanks for point that out ... good job (just to show i don't hate everything about TBS)
2007-10-05 15:56:22
470.   celerino
446 with that bad ankle too. He's all heart
2007-10-05 15:56:33
471.   trainwreck
465
I live in the Bay Area. I am younger than most on DT, so I am not always working like them.
2007-10-05 15:57:02
472.   Maniakes
459 Andy only needs to walk the tightrope one more inning. Then Joba pitches two innings and Mo closes it out.
2007-10-05 15:57:19
473.   cult of basebaal
460 i'm here!
2007-10-05 15:57:46
474.   Mattpat11
SCOOTER!
2007-10-05 15:57:49
475.   tommyl
Hey, the Squirrel is there!
2007-10-05 15:57:50
476.   3rd gen yankee fan
OMG it's our squirrel buddy!
2007-10-05 15:57:50
477.   cult of basebaal
this strike zone sucks ... andy isn't getting those!
2007-10-05 15:57:51
478.   randym77
LOL! Did the Yanks bring that squirrel with them?
2007-10-05 15:57:55
479.   williamnyy23
What a brutal offensive display. I know Carmona is good, but can someone hit a well struck ground ball?
2007-10-05 15:58:28
480.   bhsportsguy
471 I resemble that remark.
2007-10-05 15:58:29
481.   thelarmis
did we bring scooter in for the game? where's challenger? (wasn't that the eagle's name?)

464 i thought the same thing. definitely not priest at its best...

2007-10-05 15:58:38
482.   Bob Timmermann
The Yankees have not won a 1-0 in the postseason since 2001.

Which really isn't all that long ago in postseason terms.

2007-10-05 15:58:55
483.   NC Highlander
Fear the Squirrel.
2007-10-05 15:59:01
484.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
just switched to the tv announcers..everyone on the BB is correct. Carry is awful...did he really just say `Is everything squirrily in Atlanta, EJ?"
2007-10-05 15:59:34
485.   trainwreck
480
I heard Coach Eric Scott was quite impressive today.
2007-10-05 15:59:39
486.   BklynBmr
465 Over on DT, trainwreck was taking joy in the Yanks performance last night, just for a point of reference...
2007-10-05 15:59:40
487.   Mattpat11
Ripken is right.
2007-10-05 15:59:53
488.   cult of basebaal
479 do you ever have anything remotely positive to say? christ, start drinking heavily or snort elephant tranquilizers or something ...
2007-10-05 16:00:18
489.   nick
ok, this is the gut-churning inning.....
2007-10-05 16:00:20
490.   Alex Belth
Big big big 6th for Andy...
2007-10-05 16:01:14
491.   Mattpat11
Bobby Abreu is a lazy piece of crap.
2007-10-05 16:01:28
492.   rbj
Caray now has to go and clean himself up.
2007-10-05 16:01:30
493.   thelarmis
that is fucking horrible. can pettitte get outta this???
2007-10-05 16:01:44
494.   trainwreck
486
No, I was taking joy in A-Rod's performance, because I want him to be a Dodger. I want your dumb media to crucify him even though he is great.
2007-10-05 16:01:44
495.   Mattpat11
And Chip Caray can barely contain himself.
2007-10-05 16:01:55
496.   williamnyy23
Great job Bobby...way to get that ball in.

With Carmona below 80 pitches, this run at third is huge. The Yankees simply do not have the manpower to win an extra inning game.

2007-10-05 16:02:00
497.   cult of basebaal
now that, THAT you can bitch about ...
2007-10-05 16:02:18
498.   thelarmis
thank you, ass dribble!

now, a strikeout...

2007-10-05 16:02:19
499.   Mattpat11
Okay Andy. Do that two more times.
2007-10-05 16:02:28
500.   SF Yanks
God fucking dammit.
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2007-10-05 16:02:34
501.   williamnyy23
488 Yawn.
2007-10-05 16:02:40
502.   nick
496 wtf?
Adny! 2 more...
2007-10-05 16:02:50
503.   claybeez
Strikeout. Pop Out. Come on, Andy!
2007-10-05 16:03:02
504.   NC Highlander
Let it be a short pop to Melky
2007-10-05 16:03:29
505.   cult of basebaal
beautiful andy, beautiful ... c'mon get hafner!
2007-10-05 16:04:05
506.   claybeez
Hafner pressing? Offspeed coming?
2007-10-05 16:04:16
507.   standuptriple
Bulldog it AP!
2007-10-05 16:04:34
508.   BklynBmr
Good eye?
2007-10-05 16:04:57
509.   standuptriple
Paint that black!
2007-10-05 16:05:23
510.   rbj
{biting fingernails}
2007-10-05 16:05:27
511.   claybeez
There's the K!
2007-10-05 16:05:28
512.   BklynBmr
'Good eye' is what my Little League used to yell....
2007-10-05 16:05:32
513.   Mattpat11
Come on Andy. One more.
2007-10-05 16:05:34
514.   thelarmis
beautiful, andy! 1 more. please, 1 more. right NOW!!!
2007-10-05 16:05:36
515.   NC Highlander
Andy Pettite have my babies..
2007-10-05 16:05:39
516.   3rd gen yankee fan
yeah baby. Just win baby!
2007-10-05 16:05:43
517.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
Pronk that!
2007-10-05 16:05:57
518.   nick
1 more!
2007-10-05 16:06:25
519.   3rd gen yankee fan
Andy was my grandma's favorite player (for good reason).
2007-10-05 16:06:27
520.   thelarmis
i can't sit still...
2007-10-05 16:06:33
521.   RIYank
Siddown, Haf.
2007-10-05 16:06:43
522.   BklynBmr
515 If he gets out of this, he can have my wife's next baby...
2007-10-05 16:06:56
523.   cult of basebaal
1 more Andy, 1 more ... damn, that's NAILS
2007-10-05 16:07:28
524.   bartap74
Who said we don't have an ace?
2007-10-05 16:07:32
525.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
YEAAAHHHHHH!
2007-10-05 16:07:32
526.   3rd gen yankee fan
WOW that was awesome!
2007-10-05 16:07:32
527.   claybeez
Big Time!!! Way to go, Andy!
2007-10-05 16:07:36
528.   rbj
Andy is god!
2007-10-05 16:07:36
529.   NC Highlander
YEAH BABY!!!
2007-10-05 16:07:36
530.   Mattpat11
I love Andy Pettitte.
2007-10-05 16:07:38
531.   thelarmis
i fucking love you, andy!!!
2007-10-05 16:07:42
532.   Flip Play
PETTITTE! FREAKEN LOVE HIM!
2007-10-05 16:07:48
533.   Alex Belth
Memories of 96!

Stop: Joba Time.

2007-10-05 16:07:48
534.   3rd gen yankee fan
lookit Roj! woo hoo!
2007-10-05 16:08:08
535.   BklynBmr
That was the sweetest clutch pitching performance I can f'n remember!
2007-10-05 16:08:09
536.   williamnyy23
Huge job by Andy...beyond huge.
2007-10-05 16:08:23
537.   glennrwordman
One more with Pettitte, one for Joba, one for that Rivera fellow.
2007-10-05 16:08:25
538.   NC Highlander
522 Better have a talk with her. lol.
2007-10-05 16:08:25
539.   Mattpat11
We need to put someone on first before the inning starts for Andy
2007-10-05 16:08:26
540.   thelarmis
rocket all pumped up!
2007-10-05 16:08:28
541.   claybeez
522 Not sure it's the baby he'd want...
2007-10-05 16:08:31
542.   cult of basebaal
that's the call we've been looking for, 1 more Andy, 1 MORE!
2007-10-05 16:08:31
543.   Alex Belth
But first, time for Alex to get off the schinde.
2007-10-05 16:08:43
544.   SF Yanks
Andy is a GOD!
2007-10-05 16:08:49
545.   rbj
I'm a straight male, but I wanna have Andy Pettitte's babies.
2007-10-05 16:08:59
546.   cult of basebaal
YEEEEEESSSSSS!!!!!!!!
2007-10-05 16:09:06
547.   thelarmis
537 word, man! ; )
2007-10-05 16:09:37
548.   BklynBmr
If this doesn't fire up the bats...
2007-10-05 16:10:28
549.   rbj
Chip Caray and Dane Cook are why Osama hates us.
2007-10-05 16:10:30
550.   SF Yanks
Is anyone worried about Mo pitching the 9th if its 1-0? I don't want to reveal my answer.
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2007-10-05 16:10:32
551.   Sarasota
A performance to remember. way to go Andy!!
2007-10-05 16:10:32
552.   claybeez
Runs, boys! Runs!
2007-10-05 16:10:34
553.   williamnyy23
Yanks really need to at least have a rally here. Can't make Andy go right back to the mound.
2007-10-05 16:10:36
554.   BklynBmr
541 You haven't seen my wife ;-)
2007-10-05 16:10:40
555.   Mattpat11
This is Mussina ALDS 2001 level.
2007-10-05 16:10:50
556.   cult of basebaal
Atone thyself, bobby!
2007-10-05 16:10:59
557.   williamnyy23
550 No. I'd sign up for that right now.
2007-10-05 16:11:01
558.   Mattpat11
A-Rod hits a double this inning.
2007-10-05 16:11:14
559.   3rd gen yankee fan
All right boys let's do it here!
2007-10-05 16:11:25
560.   nick
Andy finally getting his props from the crew....
2007-10-05 16:11:26
561.   williamnyy23
Abreu's bat just broke during a practice swing.
2007-10-05 16:11:32
562.   Mattpat11
The hell?
2007-10-05 16:11:34
563.   claybeez
550 A little. Still, who else would I want out there?
2007-10-05 16:11:44
564.   thelarmis
LOL! you see something new every game. god, i love baseball.

bobby cracking up. now, hit an extra base hit, buddy!

2007-10-05 16:11:58
565.   Mike T
Damn Abreu is strong.
2007-10-05 16:12:01
566.   Mattpat11
YEAH!
2007-10-05 16:12:06
567.   trainwreck
Abreu's bat is more brittle than Rich Harden's body
2007-10-05 16:12:23
568.   nick
ok, Bobby shows the hustle!
2007-10-05 16:12:25
569.   cult of basebaal
c'mon arod, now is the time to shine!
2007-10-05 16:12:25
570.   claybeez
OK. We'll take that. Come on, Alex. Wait for it to get to you.
2007-10-05 16:12:26
571.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
Asdrubil with the bobble!
2007-10-05 16:12:26
572.   williamnyy23
There's a break...now they have to capitalize.
2007-10-05 16:12:26
573.   rbj
Bobby, nice hustle there. Please just do it all the time.
2007-10-05 16:12:31
574.   thelarmis
way to hustle, boBBy!

c'mon MVP, now's your time. pick up Andy!

2007-10-05 16:12:31
575.   BklynBmr
549 At the risk of sounding like Marge Schott, I'd have to say Osama has some good ideas...
2007-10-05 16:12:53
576.   SF Yanks
Eat it Caray!
2007-10-05 16:13:23
577.   williamnyy23
That 1st pitch looked good.
2007-10-05 16:13:48
578.   BklynBmr
A-bomb time. Right here. Right now.
2007-10-05 16:14:08
579.   thelarmis
ah, that was a little low...
2007-10-05 16:14:31
580.   cult of basebaal
1st strike was his pitch, 2nd one ... was another ball that pettite hasn't been getting
2007-10-05 16:14:32
581.   nick
send the runner Joe!
2007-10-05 16:14:40
582.   thelarmis
i like it. now crush one, alex...
2007-10-05 16:15:36
583.   thelarmis
damnit all to hell...
2007-10-05 16:15:38
584.   Mattpat11
Oh boy.
2007-10-05 16:15:46
585.   cult of basebaal
ummm ... no, chip, that was another sinker ...
2007-10-05 16:15:48
586.   rbj
Nerts.
2007-10-05 16:16:00
587.   Mattpat11
You can't take that 0-1 pitch
2007-10-05 16:16:04
588.   nick
this guy has the stuff to get Alex--that was tough pitching...
2007-10-05 16:16:10
589.   Max
Alex definitely pressing.
2007-10-05 16:16:18
590.   williamnyy23
I would have liked to see Joe help Arod out with a hit and run.

0-5, 2Ks, 3 pop ups...now the whispers are going to get louder. If the Yankees don't win this game, I'll be very worried about Arod on Sunday. Absolutely amazing.

2007-10-05 16:16:33
591.   claybeez
Got to pick Alex up here. He'll come through in NY.
2007-10-05 16:16:33
592.   3rd gen yankee fan
haha, carmona's tag is hanging out...
2007-10-05 16:16:36
593.   NC Highlander
Doesn't Chip Carey look like that boy that got beat up every day at school?
2007-10-05 16:17:03
594.   SF Yanks
Matti, please... for the love of god, get a big hit...
2007-10-05 16:17:04
595.   nick
this is when you wanna see Hideki break out-
2007-10-05 16:17:04
596.   Sarasota
589 YUP!
2007-10-05 16:17:13
597.   Flip Play
How much would I love to see Godzilla get a hit...
2007-10-05 16:17:31
598.   Mattpat11
590 I thought he really, really needed a big hit yesterday. I fear it may already be in his head.
2007-10-05 16:17:34
599.   cult of basebaal
c'mon leatherface ... make us look bad for doubting you! c'mon, i double dog dare you!!!
2007-10-05 16:18:00
600.   SF Yanks
592 Has been all game.
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2007-10-05 16:18:06
601.   thelarmis
593 not often enough...
2007-10-05 16:18:07
602.   nick
--this 2-0 pitch...
2007-10-05 16:18:29
603.   williamnyy23
598 It's not only 0-5, but the nature of the outs. I can't believe I feel this badly for a man making $25mn.
2007-10-05 16:18:34
604.   thelarmis
i'm getting tired of Groundzilla...
2007-10-05 16:18:40
605.   BklynBmr
594 That might his last chance. Gotta go with Jason after this..
2007-10-05 16:18:54
606.   nick
damn, just damn--we have, what? 2 hard hit balls tonight? Melky's and one by Cano?
2007-10-05 16:19:07
607.   Mattpat11
603 The popouts really bother me more than the Ks.
2007-10-05 16:19:15
608.   SF Yanks
Does anyone want a big hit? Why does it seem like an eternity since the last big Yankee post season hit?
2007-10-05 16:19:31
609.   RIYank
Wow. Their CF is pretty good, too.
2007-10-05 16:19:35
610.   thelarmis
fuck. and. shit.
2007-10-05 16:19:35
611.   Flip Play
Shit!
2007-10-05 16:19:36
612.   williamnyy23
It's very difficult to watch Torre let Matsui suck up outs in the middle of the lineup. Every AB he has had has been very important. Joe's foolish loyalty is going to cost them.
2007-10-05 16:19:51
613.   cult of basebaal
c'mon jo-po ... DAMMIT ... oh, by the way, FUCK you Chip!
2007-10-05 16:19:51
614.   Mattpat11
Fuck off Caray
2007-10-05 16:19:53
615.   nick
1-0 for US, why do I feel doomed.....william?
2007-10-05 16:19:57
616.   Max
SIZEMOOOORE!!!! HOW BIG WILLLL THAT PLAY BE!!!!!!!
2007-10-05 16:20:05
617.   rbj
Good play, but the chipmeister was more excited by that than Andy's pitching last inning.
2007-10-05 16:20:11
618.   SF Yanks
Is it bad to say that I want to kill Caray? Really. I want to strangle him.
2007-10-05 16:20:20
619.   williamnyy23
Finally a hard hit ball and it's still an out. The lead is still 1-0, but boy does it feel like this team is trailing.
2007-10-05 16:20:30
620.   BklynBmr
Have a f*cking heart attack already, Carey, will ya...
2007-10-05 16:21:33
621.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
616 Hahaha...yep, painful to listen to
2007-10-05 16:22:17
622.   trainwreck
I would kill Chip Caray to get with Jessica Alba.
2007-10-05 16:22:50
623.   ny2ca2dc
man, that was a good play.... but a shit at bat by Arod... christ...

one more 'i heartandy pettitte'

2007-10-05 16:23:05
624.   Mattpat11
Pettitte's getting calls he wasn't before.
2007-10-05 16:23:08
625.   nick
Torre does not make the Pinella move..
2007-10-05 16:23:13
626.   cult of basebaal
FINALLY! some andy love!
2007-10-05 16:23:49
627.   nick
622 just PLEASE don't screw up and reverse the names, trainwreck-
2007-10-05 16:23:54
628.   cult of basebaal
622 i would walk over my dead grandmother to kill chip caray ... is that kinda the same thing???
2007-10-05 16:23:55
629.   RIYank
Man, it's defense on center stage tonight.
2007-10-05 16:23:58
630.   williamnyy23
DM is really hobbling...you have to give him credit for having heart...no wonder Joe loves him.
2007-10-05 16:23:59
631.   ny2ca2dc
anyone got a pitch count for andy?
2007-10-05 16:24:14
632.   NC Highlander
I think we are making Carmona look better than he is pitching, not to take anything away from him.

Just no offense.

2007-10-05 16:24:24
633.   thelarmis
622 that's a no brainer! ; )
2007-10-05 16:24:47
634.   williamnyy23
631 About 86.
2007-10-05 16:25:49
635.   williamnyy23
That's a break...but still, right back in the soup.
2007-10-05 16:25:49
636.   Mike T
Wow, that was close.
2007-10-05 16:25:51
637.   NC Highlander
Whew that was close. Thank God for a high wall.
2007-10-05 16:25:53
638.   Mattpat11
Fuck off Caray.
2007-10-05 16:25:56
639.   ny2ca2dc
634 thanks; man, might go right to Mo.

fucking announcers. fucking fucktard fan boys.

2007-10-05 16:25:56
640.   nick
I want Joba RIGHT NOW.
2007-10-05 16:26:00
641.   cult of basebaal
CRAP!
2007-10-05 16:26:03
642.   RIYank
Yikes.
Can't spell a lick, but Peralta can hit.
2007-10-05 16:26:07
643.   trainwreck
628
The Fantastic Four commercial just got me thinking.
2007-10-05 16:26:18
644.   OldYanksFan
616 This guy is literally making me sick to my stomach. Even when I watch Sox games on NESN, Orsillo and Remy aren't as much a homer as this guy. Sickening!
2007-10-05 16:26:18
645.   BklynBmr
Make that from YOUR perspective, douchebag...
2007-10-05 16:26:27
646.   ny2ca2dc
anyone up in pen?
2007-10-05 16:26:27
647.   rbj
Joba time?
2007-10-05 16:27:04
648.   RIYank
Pettitte for the lefty Lofton, then Joba.
2007-10-05 16:27:18
649.   Alex Belth
You CAN'T Let Kenny beat you here, man.
2007-10-05 16:27:20
650.   NC Highlander
I won't argue with leaving him in. He has gotten them out of a lot of jams. Joba might start a little nervous.
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2007-10-05 16:27:20
651.   Mattpat11
Oh no.
2007-10-05 16:27:22
652.   3rd gen yankee fan
Jobu time.
2007-10-05 16:27:22
653.   ny2ca2dc
joba up
2007-10-05 16:27:29
654.   nick
no, not Lofton....
2007-10-05 16:28:04
655.   cult of basebaal
screw it ... walk him if you need to andy ...
2007-10-05 16:28:34
656.   NC Highlander
Unintentional walk. Doesn't hurt us.
2007-10-05 16:28:46
657.   nick
semi-intentional? but that gives Joba no margin for error, and Lofton's the winning run-
2007-10-05 16:28:48
658.   williamnyy23
Joba should have been up at the start of this inning.
2007-10-05 16:29:08
659.   RIYank
655 No, no walks. No. That's the go-ahead run.

Dammit.

2007-10-05 16:29:25
660.   ny2ca2dc
658 agree
2007-10-05 16:29:31
661.   RIYank
Need Joba Now.
2007-10-05 16:29:33
662.   3rd gen yankee fan
DP DP DP
2007-10-05 16:29:47
663.   BklynBmr
The future is here...
2007-10-05 16:29:53
664.   cult of basebaal
ok, ok ... that's okay ... double play set up ... and it's JOBA TIME!!!
2007-10-05 16:30:15
665.   Alex Belth
Joba time. Wow. No pressure, kid. Piece o cake. Oy. I'd be throwing up.
2007-10-05 16:30:15
666.   RIYank
Let's go YANKees!
2007-10-05 16:30:17
667.   NC Highlander
Standing ovation at home for Pettite. You couldn't ask for anything better.
2007-10-05 16:30:26
668.   ny2ca2dc
man, what a year for Joba. this is easily the most important at bat of the series. Lets go Job-a!
2007-10-05 16:30:33
669.   nick
IF YOU HAVE A LIGHTS OUT RELIEVER, THIS IS THE HIGHEST FUCKING LEVERAGE SITUATION IN THE WORLD......ah. ok. thank you, Joe.
2007-10-05 16:30:36
670.   thelarmis
that's it for andy. he was a warrior!

it's joba time! i'm wearing my Joba Rules t-shirt. c'mon kid get 2 and keep the lead. thanking you in advance...

2007-10-05 16:30:37
671.   SF Yanks
658 Hindsight.
2007-10-05 16:30:41
672.   trainwreck
Now this is the type of situation that playoff baseball is all about.
2007-10-05 16:30:49
673.   williamnyy23
This is the series...if Joba blows it, not only do you lose the game, but a certain aura is dissipated as well.
2007-10-05 16:30:57
674.   ny2ca2dc
665 Is that you Flash?
2007-10-05 16:31:04
675.   tommyl
Alright, lets go kid.
2007-10-05 16:31:09
676.   Mattpat11
What does oldest living tenured Hall of Famer mean?
2007-10-05 16:31:28
677.   BklynBmr
What a great performance by Andy. If only the offense could have done half as much...
2007-10-05 16:31:28
678.   nick
665 you aren't throwing up already?
2007-10-05 16:31:30
679.   Reiichi
Hasn't Lofton been too hot lately to pitch to him with a runner on 2nd? And is Joba warmed up already?
2007-10-05 16:31:48
680.   3rd gen yankee fan
We'll see how cool the kid is. Go get 'em Joba!
2007-10-05 16:32:05
681.   williamnyy23
671 I didn't say he should have been brought in...just that he should have been warming. It wasn't a leap to think he'd be needed in the inning.
2007-10-05 16:32:22
682.   nick
676 deadwood.
2007-10-05 16:32:28
683.   3rd gen yankee fan
Nice sign there dude: TRIBE MEET JOBA
2007-10-05 16:32:42
684.   Alex Belth
Somehow, unwittingly, "Back in Black" is a Monster warm up tune for Joba...
2007-10-05 16:32:47
685.   SF Yanks
Wait, the game is tied? How'd I miss that one?
2007-10-05 16:32:49
686.   williamnyy23
677 Exactly...that's why they brought Andy back and he came through big time.
2007-10-05 16:33:03
687.   cult of basebaal
are they playing "thunderstruck" as joba's music???
2007-10-05 16:33:08
688.   thelarmis
665 so would tom gordon!
2007-10-05 16:33:13
689.   nick
ok, joba, stick that damn logo up their asses!
2007-10-05 16:33:19
690.   3rd gen yankee fan
I'm sorry but Andy is REALLY good looking.
2007-10-05 16:33:25
691.   RIYank
Ain't gonna be no DP.

Ah, Gutierrez, makes sense.
But he'll strike out. Ain't gonna be no DP.

2007-10-05 16:33:43
692.   underdog
Cool. Back in time to see Baby Face Nelson pitch! Sweet!
2007-10-05 16:33:47
693.   SF Yanks
685 Nevermind, stupid TBS putting up a 1-1 score to screw with my mind. Figures they'd screw that up.
2007-10-05 16:34:08
694.   NC Highlander
"Forget about the curve ball Joba give him the heater."
2007-10-05 16:34:20
695.   3rd gen yankee fan
WOW
2007-10-05 16:34:24
696.   thelarmis
JOBA!!!
2007-10-05 16:34:25
697.   trainwreck
That was domination.
2007-10-05 16:34:28
698.   RIYank
685 Relax, dude. It's not tied.

Ahhhhhh.
Now, was anyone really worried about Gutierrez?

2007-10-05 16:34:33
699.   tommyl
That's one.
2007-10-05 16:34:42
700.   3rd gen yankee fan
YES YOU'VE ALL HEARD ABOUT HIM -- NOW YOU KNOW IT'S TRUE
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2007-10-05 16:34:43
701.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
awesome..check out the faces of the crowd after that pitch!
2007-10-05 16:34:45
702.   BklynBmr
Wow...
2007-10-05 16:34:51
703.   NC Highlander
694 Nevermind. Give him the curve.
2007-10-05 16:35:06
704.   bhsportsguy
697 Should I now mention Preston Mattingly?
2007-10-05 16:35:39
705.   thelarmis
run to the hills!!!
2007-10-05 16:35:44
706.   RIYank
Isn't baseball fun?
We love baseball. Again.
2007-10-05 16:35:46
707.   williamnyy23
Excellent job, Joba.
2007-10-05 16:35:48
708.   cult of basebaal
JOBA TIME!
2007-10-05 16:35:49
709.   Mattpat11
Way to go Joba.
2007-10-05 16:35:50
710.   NC Highlander
Joba. Joba. Joba.
2007-10-05 16:35:54
711.   3rd gen yankee fan
That's our boy.

God it's nice to be dominating.

2007-10-05 16:35:54
712.   rbj
I also wanna have Joba's kids.
2007-10-05 16:35:56
713.   Flip Play
FUCKEN YES!

FUCKEN JOBA!

2007-10-05 16:36:04
714.   tommyl
That's two.

Wow, this kid is the real deal.

2007-10-05 16:36:06
715.   SF Yanks
FUCK YEAH JOBA!!!! Wow that got me pumped. Holy moses.
2007-10-05 16:36:10
716.   Alex Belth
Joba, Joba
2007-10-05 16:36:11
717.   thelarmis
exhale, andy, exhale. you done good, buddy!

thank you, joba!

2007-10-05 16:36:13
718.   trainwreck
704
Sigh.
2007-10-05 16:36:19
719.   ny2ca2dc
fuck me i love joba and andy

i would like to add that every pitcher that has appeared in this series for the yanks is home grown (yes i count vera & ohli). And Mo next, so it will hold for the first 2 game.

2007-10-05 16:36:22
720.   BklynBmr
Oh yes! Now let's do the crooked number thing, Bombers!
2007-10-05 16:36:22
721.   3rd gen yankee fan
706 feels like... dynasty, huh?
2007-10-05 16:36:29
722.   Flip Play
Frank's Pacino is good, but how's his Giuseppe Franco?
2007-10-05 16:36:32
723.   nick
5 pitches!
2007-10-05 16:36:59
724.   ihrtstrayrod
The only other equivalentto Joba Chaimberlain in sports that i can think of is Randy Moss, they're both essentially video game cheats.
2007-10-05 16:37:02
725.   celerino
That false 1-1 on the scoreboard freaked me out too. Freakin' unprofessional...
2007-10-05 16:37:05
726.   weeping for brunnhilde
And Joba's a golden godlet.
2007-10-05 16:37:06
727.   Mattpat11
Who was that supposed to be?
2007-10-05 16:37:13
728.   tommyl
From PeteAbe:

What a job by Pettitte. But 6.1 is still a touch short.

You have to be kidding me. Andy pitched his heart out.

2007-10-05 16:37:16
729.   cult of basebaal
707 and nice job jorge, with the pitch calls to gutierrez
2007-10-05 16:37:39
730.   Sarasota
Joba rules indeed!!
2007-10-05 16:37:50
731.   nick
690 hmmmm--fave player of a series of girlfriends, for what it's worth...
2007-10-05 16:38:00
732.   Humma Kavula
As a Dodger fan, I take some comfort in knowing that if we did draft Joba instead of Preston Mattingly, he would still be pitching in Jacksonville.

Well, not still. They're done for the year. But you know what I mean.

2007-10-05 16:38:11
733.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
Wedge blew out his bullpen yesterday, so we got to get Carmona out and then feast on the scrubs...
2007-10-05 16:38:56
734.   RIYank
Robbie's all, "Let's get this over with quick now."
2007-10-05 16:39:01
735.   Mattpat11
Wow. Cano really chugged it down there.
2007-10-05 16:39:09
736.   williamnyy23
Another run wouldn't kill anyone.
2007-10-05 16:39:49
737.   thelarmis
stop swinging at the 1st pitch!

728 pete abe was ragging on a-rod before, too. whatever, you'll have that.

dammit, melk. this is ridiculous...

2007-10-05 16:39:50
738.   RIYank
Oh, Preston Mattingly is who you drafted instead, I get it.

Uh, any relation??

Holy smoke, our batters really want to end this game asap, huh?

2007-10-05 16:40:02
739.   williamnyy23
733 He is going nine.
2007-10-05 16:40:04
740.   Eirias
Pettite has been the Game 2 starter in every ALCS he's played in? That's actually a pretty interesting stat.
2007-10-05 16:40:10
741.   SF Yanks
728 That's insane.
2007-10-05 16:40:15
742.   tommyl
Please hold it down Joba. And please, please, please let it be the good Mo that walks in from the pen.
2007-10-05 16:40:28
743.   trainwreck
738
Don's son. Yankees liked him a lot too.
2007-10-05 16:40:41
744.   williamnyy23
Is Carmona really this good?
2007-10-05 16:40:49
745.   Max
733 We're not getting Carmona out. He is completely dominating us.

Is it awful for me to say that I pray that Mo doesn't blow this game, given how weak our bats have been?

2007-10-05 16:41:00
746.   RIYank
739 Looks like it, yeah. If we could have made him throw sixteen this inning, we could have prevented it!
2007-10-05 16:41:08
747.   Mattpat11
738 son
2007-10-05 16:41:22
748.   rbj
Um, Carmona, the Yankees don't have their names on the back of their jerseys.
2007-10-05 16:41:23
749.   NC Highlander
There aren't any names on the back of the Yankees jerseys you big dummies.
2007-10-05 16:41:30
750.   cult of basebaal
argh ... i'd have pinch hit giambi here ... but stink's in for the love of the glove
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2007-10-05 16:41:59
751.   SF Yanks
For the love of God, SHUT UP CHIP!! I can't take much more of your psychobabble. How does Carmona's you know what taste?
2007-10-05 16:42:04
752.   RIYank
Those stupid towels. I thank god there are no towels given out at Yankee Stadium.
2007-10-05 16:42:17
753.   Mattpat11
750 I think you have to have the glove in in the 8th of a one run game.
2007-10-05 16:43:00
754.   ny2ca2dc
750 no way, want doug's D with a slim lead. G pinches for Matz later
2007-10-05 16:43:17
755.   RIYank
750 I would have with base runners. In this situation, I keep Scrabble. He's already saved a hit and snagged a tough foul pop.
2007-10-05 16:43:33
756.   NC Highlander
Cleveland fans need to shower more. Too many gnats.
2007-10-05 16:43:51
757.   cult of basebaal
that'll teach you to have a grimy helmet, son ...
2007-10-05 16:44:00
758.   Flip Play
Holy crap those bugs.
2007-10-05 16:44:32
759.   3rd gen yankee fan
wtf is with the bugs?
2007-10-05 16:44:37
760.   RIYank
Now, if Rob and Melk could have done what Dougie did, we'd have Carmona just about at the end of his pitch count. Oh well.
2007-10-05 16:45:18
761.   thelarmis
damn. 8 innings: 2 hits, 2 walks. yuck.

c'mon joba, hold 'em here, kid. 1-2-3!!!

2007-10-05 16:45:21
762.   claybeez
The hard hit ones go right to their fielders. It's on Joba and Mo, then. A pretty good tandem.
2007-10-05 16:45:21
763.   Mattpat11
Okay. C'mon Joba.
2007-10-05 16:45:27
764.   Alex Belth
Oh man is this ever tense...the whole season boiling down to two scoreless innings. Six outs. Joba and Mo. Please...
2007-10-05 16:45:31
765.   3rd gen yankee fan
752 Why do they have to have a gimmick? Don't they realize it's just a cheap ripoff of the Twins?
2007-10-05 16:45:58
766.   Mattpat11
760 96. He might be anyway.
2007-10-05 16:46:13
767.   Alex Belth
The squirrel, the bugs--the critters are playing a part tonight.
2007-10-05 16:46:36
768.   rbj
759 It's kinda warm & humid here in northern Ohio. Oct. 5th and I have my freakin' AC on.
2007-10-05 16:46:40
769.   williamnyy23
Wow...the Yankees bats have been man handled.
2007-10-05 16:47:21
770.   ny2ca2dc
Boy is this ever a pressure situation. I trust in Joba and the greatest closer of all time
2007-10-05 16:47:38
771.   williamnyy23
766 I don't think so...he went into the 110s many times during the season.
2007-10-05 16:48:17
772.   williamnyy23
Got worried when I saw Joba and Gino standing together.
2007-10-05 16:48:28
773.   El Lay Dave
769 to the tune of 17 (!) groundouts, only 4 fly balls. wow indeed. Yet it is the Yankees leading. Baseball is great.
2007-10-05 16:48:37
774.   Mattpat11
771 Wedge is a bit of an odd duck.
2007-10-05 16:48:46
775.   RIYank
765 I know. It's a little silly even for the Twins, but at least it's sort of original and, well, the Twins are cute.
2007-10-05 16:49:07
776.   El Lay Dave
(some of us left coasters are still working)
2007-10-05 16:49:08
777.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
770 ummm...am I the only one worried about Mo??
2007-10-05 16:49:14
778.   williamnyy23
It looks like the Yankees are on a camping vacations...everyone is having fun spraying each other.
2007-10-05 16:49:46
779.   El Lay Dave
775 Which came first, the Homer Hanky or the Terrible Towel? I don't remember.
2007-10-05 16:49:50
780.   RIYank
Carmona will pitch the ninth, no doubt. But, even good pitchers lose effectiveness in the high nineties, so it might be the big opportunity.
2007-10-05 16:50:00
781.   3rd gen yankee fan
Jeter is hilarious with the bugs.
2007-10-05 16:50:33
782.   El Lay Dave
777 He ain't Trevor Hoffman!
2007-10-05 16:50:38
783.   RIYank
Wow. Where was the first pitch???
2007-10-05 16:50:50
784.   cult of basebaal
774 i keep thinking he needs to be an historical civil war re-enactor, with big honking mutton chops
2007-10-05 16:51:08
785.   thelarmis
DON'T walk the speedy leadoff guy. just don't...
2007-10-05 16:51:14
786.   SF Yanks
777 I am too, but shhhh...
2007-10-05 16:51:27
787.   RIYank
I'm not worried about Mo, no. But yike, what happened to Joba's control??
2007-10-05 16:51:31
788.   Mattpat11
Thats not good.
2007-10-05 16:51:31
789.   ny2ca2dc
777 Trust in the great Mariano.
2007-10-05 16:51:41
790.   williamnyy23
Leadoff walk....confidence meter goes down. Damn it.
2007-10-05 16:51:42
791.   thelarmis
bogus.
2007-10-05 16:51:48
792.   rbj
Gulp.
2007-10-05 16:52:00
793.   RIYank
The first and third pitches looked good. I guess they were inside?
2007-10-05 16:52:12
794.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
walking Sizemore...not good...we need K`s!
2007-10-05 16:52:37
795.   thelarmis
it's just never easy. oy.
2007-10-05 16:52:41
796.   williamnyy23
The bugs very well could be a factor here...there are so many and they are landing all over Joba's head and face.
2007-10-05 16:52:44
797.   Mattpat11
784 I had muttonchops a couple years ago. You really need to be able to pull it off
2007-10-05 16:52:44
798.   3rd gen yankee fan
You gotta be kidding me, the bugs CAN'T be our undoing.
2007-10-05 16:53:03
799.   trainwreck
I guess this is just more proof that Cleveland is a dump.
2007-10-05 16:53:03
800.   cult of basebaal
joba's from nebraska, shouldn't he be used to annoying bugs???
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2007-10-05 16:53:08
801.   El Lay Dave
In Venezuela, Asdrubal means "grounded into double play."
2007-10-05 16:53:10
802.   thelarmis
i would love for Ass Dribble to ground into an easy double play...
2007-10-05 16:53:15
803.   SF Yanks
It just can't be easy can it? It's always something.
2007-10-05 16:53:33
804.   randym77
I blame global warming. It's not supposed to this hot and buggy in October.
2007-10-05 16:53:34
805.   RIYank
789 Hey, perfect!
"But I fear the Indians of Cleveland."
2007-10-05 16:54:04
806.   williamnyy23
I think the game should be delayed...it's disgusting.
2007-10-05 16:54:07
807.   dianagramr
its like a bad sci-fi movie ...
2007-10-05 16:54:21
808.   RIYank
Oh, crud. I can't believe the bugs are going to beat us! Incredible.
2007-10-05 16:54:29
809.   3rd gen yankee fan
fuck this is BS!
2007-10-05 16:54:29
810.   Mattpat11
Crap.
2007-10-05 16:54:33
811.   NC Highlander
It can't be easy to pitch through that crap.
2007-10-05 16:54:33
812.   tommyl
Oh no no no non onononononononononono
2007-10-05 16:54:38
813.   thelarmis
OMG. this is not happening. don't let them score!!!
2007-10-05 16:54:44
814.   williamnyy23
Yikes...the season is teetering on the edge.
2007-10-05 16:54:48
815.   dianagramr
Is Al Gore in the stadium?
2007-10-05 16:54:49
816.   underdog
Is that what the on field delay is? (per gameday) Bugs? Weird. The game turned into a Joe Dante movie allofasudden.
2007-10-05 16:54:56
817.   cult of basebaal
bugs in october, goddamn global warming ... meh
2007-10-05 16:55:00
818.   trainwreck
Somebody call John Goodman.
2007-10-05 16:55:17
819.   BklynBmr
This is bullshit. Postpone this game until the crowd can go home to shower. We'll wait...
2007-10-05 16:55:21
820.   Mattpat11
This isn't good.
2007-10-05 16:55:28
821.   thelarmis
major strikeout time. c'mon kid. keep the lead...
2007-10-05 16:55:37
822.   RIYank
So, I think that was stupid, that bunt. They should have made him pitch.

Now if he can get a K, the bunt is nullified and they gave away an out.

2007-10-05 16:55:39
823.   ny2ca2dc
this is nonsense
2007-10-05 16:55:46
824.   claybeez
OK, Joba, buckle down.
2007-10-05 16:55:51
825.   NC Highlander
Did they put sugar in that can of insect repellent?
2007-10-05 16:55:53
826.   SF Yanks
.........................!!
2007-10-05 16:55:59
827.   El Lay Dave
811 Might be harder to see the ball through that crap.

Yankees to suffer the seven plagues?

2007-10-05 16:56:07
828.   cult of basebaal
804 yeah, what he said ... c'mon joba!
2007-10-05 16:56:20
829.   RIYank
Actually, this is kind of biblical.
2007-10-05 16:56:30
830.   dianagramr
Wonder if it was ever this bad at the old "Mistake by the Lake"?
2007-10-05 16:56:35
831.   williamnyy23
He's covered in bugs...this is ridiculous.
2007-10-05 16:56:39
832.   claybeez
Did you see all the bugs on Joba's neck?
2007-10-05 16:56:50
833.   trainwreck
The bug spray seems to be attracting the bugs.
2007-10-05 16:56:51
834.   thelarmis
dougie!!!
2007-10-05 16:56:53
835.   Mattpat11
Jesus Christ.

One more Joba.

2007-10-05 16:56:54
836.   3rd gen yankee fan
OH

MY

GOD

2007-10-05 16:56:59
837.   SF Yanks
Holy smokes.
2007-10-05 16:57:04
838.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
MINKY!!!! F#CK>......too tense...
2007-10-05 16:57:04
839.   claybeez
Minky! Man, I was wrong in April.
2007-10-05 16:57:08
840.   rbj
Just focus on striking this guy out.
Er.
I'll take Dougie M's glovework.
2007-10-05 16:57:08
841.   cult of basebaal
wow. just. WOW!
2007-10-05 16:57:09
842.   3rd gen yankee fan
Minky's a stopper.
2007-10-05 16:57:11
843.   Flip Play
Thank you thank you thank you Mientkiewicz.
2007-10-05 16:57:20
844.   thelarmis
1 more kid, 1 more...
2007-10-05 16:57:23
845.   BklynBmr
HOTTTTTTTTT shot! FU, Carey.
2007-10-05 16:57:24
846.   Humma Kavula
822 Agreed, dumb play. Maybe -- MAYBE -- OK if it's the 9th inning. Get 1 run, force extras. Even then, I'm not sold. In the 8th, it's just dumb and good for the Yankees.
2007-10-05 16:57:28
847.   RIYank
Yeah, Dougie. Whew. Thank god he didn't pinch hit.

And thank god for that bunt.

2007-10-05 16:57:30
848.   ny2ca2dc
Uh, ya, i'm glad mink is still in...
2007-10-05 16:57:32
849.   NC Highlander
Squirrel > Bugs
2007-10-05 16:57:40
850.   randym77
Minky the Glove.
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2007-10-05 16:58:00
851.   nick
Christ, Joba is covered in insects....
2007-10-05 16:58:19
852.   cult of basebaal
yeah, okay, minky can stay ... nice call playing the INF in joe, that's a reaaaaal nasty hop if dougie's at regular depth
2007-10-05 16:58:26
853.   RIYank
Oh no. Oh no. No.
2007-10-05 16:58:44
854.   williamnyy23
Incredible...absoluetly mother fucking incredible.
2007-10-05 16:58:48
855.   tommyl
You have to be kidding me. Shit. Goodbye 2007, it was nice while it lasted.
2007-10-05 16:58:49
856.   rbj
Fugudy fug fug fugger!!!!!
2007-10-05 16:58:50
857.   ny2ca2dc
mother of fuck
2007-10-05 16:58:51
858.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
God damn bugs........
2007-10-05 16:58:53
859.   Mattpat11
Chip Caray is an embarrassment.
2007-10-05 16:58:53
860.   thelarmis
holy fucking shit. that is just disgusting. he totally would've gotten out of that...
2007-10-05 16:58:56
861.   cult of basebaal
sigh ... fuck!
2007-10-05 16:59:09
862.   SF Yanks
A wild fucking pitch no less, lol. Fuckin figures.
2007-10-05 16:59:15
863.   fansince77
God damnit- I'm sorry - yes the bugs are rediculous I mean really fucking rediculous but Joba let it get to his head...big time.
2007-10-05 16:59:20
864.   RIYank
Well, there's a reason for the sac that I didn't think of.
2007-10-05 16:59:22
865.   tommyl
855 Ok, I overreacted a bit, but still that was a punch in a gut.
2007-10-05 16:59:29
866.   underdog
Aw, crap.
2007-10-05 16:59:39
867.   fansince77
Joba is nowhere near the zone. He's coming undone.
2007-10-05 16:59:44
868.   claybeez
This is BS.
2007-10-05 16:59:45
869.   El Lay Dave
846 Goes without saying. Three shots to get a single w/out the bunt. Might get the "productive out" anyway.
2007-10-05 16:59:46
870.   NC Highlander
Take Joba out? Do we have a bug specialist picther?
2007-10-05 16:59:48
871.   3rd gen yankee fan
ffffffffffffff

it's okay, just sets us up for a killer win.

2007-10-05 16:59:54
872.   nick
it has to be the fucking swarm...his command was fine in the 7th....
2007-10-05 16:59:55
873.   williamnyy23
863 You try pitching with your neck covered in bugs.
2007-10-05 16:59:59
874.   ny2ca2dc
this is fucking evil
2007-10-05 16:59:59
875.   cult of basebaal
wow ... NOT the debut i was looking for ... fucking shitty dump of a town cleveland
2007-10-05 17:00:17
876.   underdog
Is it the bugs that's making Joba all wild? (For those of us on Gameday)
2007-10-05 17:00:20
877.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
seriously..if they stop games for rain, how can they not stop for the bugs? dangerous for the batter I would think...
2007-10-05 17:00:21
878.   RIYank
863 Just out of curiosity, how can you tell that?
2007-10-05 17:00:25
879.   fansince77
Where the fuck was that!
2007-10-05 17:00:26
880.   Yanks Fan in Chicago
Sizemore is Mayor of Cleveland. Especially for taking a faceful of Joba's ass.
2007-10-05 17:00:27
881.   dianagramr
I've seen games stopped due to hornets or bees, why not gnats?
2007-10-05 17:00:37
882.   claybeez
Ump is squeezing Joba, it appears.
2007-10-05 17:01:11
883.   cult of basebaal
nice call, blue, what's "close" about right down the middle ... dammit
2007-10-05 17:01:19
884.   bobtaco
Think of all of the bug infestation playoff experience Joba is going to have now.
2007-10-05 17:01:28
885.   RIYank
876 It is.
2007-10-05 17:01:55
886.   3rd gen yankee fan
Agreed.

Now don't think Carmona is like, a big-time bug pitcher or something. This is going to bother him too.

2007-10-05 17:01:55
887.   thelarmis
brutal. this is just brutal. we HAVE to find a way to win this game...
2007-10-05 17:02:08
888.   williamnyy23
876 Without a doubt.
2007-10-05 17:02:52
889.   underdog
"Coaching visit to the mound..." to give him a can of Raid?
2007-10-05 17:02:57
890.   OldYanksFan
The poor bastard is literally covered with bugs. I live in bug country. If those gnats bite, there is NO way he can't be affected.
2007-10-05 17:03:01
891.   thelarmis
would've been andy's 15th postseason victory...
2007-10-05 17:03:19
892.   Bob B
his neck is covered in bugs
2007-10-05 17:03:27
893.   SF Yanks
C'mon Joba. Hang in there bud.
2007-10-05 17:03:29
894.   williamnyy23
In the old days, George would hold court for hours after this game.

I think you have to take out Joba here...his focus is gone.

2007-10-05 17:03:44
895.   williamnyy23
Joba at 93mph.
2007-10-05 17:03:45
896.   Mattpat11
Hopefully he brings Borowski in.
2007-10-05 17:03:59
897.   OldYanksFan
Joba is fine!
2007-10-05 17:04:22
898.   3rd gen yankee fan
876 Yeah, you can see the bugs all over the field -- and I'm not on HD. It's almost like rain.
2007-10-05 17:04:39
899.   El Lay Dave
Of course, now Wedge's bunt strategy looks brilliant. Ah, baseball.

When does Lake Erie catch fire again? Ten minutes from now?

2007-10-05 17:04:48
900.   williamnyy23
I wouldnt be suprised if Joba has welts on his face after this game.
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2007-10-05 17:04:50
901.   rbj
Jebus.
2007-10-05 17:04:52
902.   3rd gen yankee fan
Hang in there, Joba...
2007-10-05 17:04:53
903.   trainwreck
This is some X-Files shit right here.
2007-10-05 17:05:01
904.   RIYank
Dang.

Okay, take care of bidness now, Joba, and we can return the buggy favor in the ninth.

2007-10-05 17:05:04
905.   thelarmis
it's all falling apart. just awful...
2007-10-05 17:05:27
906.   dianagramr
these announcers are horrible ....
2007-10-05 17:05:27
907.   randym77
No bugs in the dugout or the stands?
2007-10-05 17:05:51
908.   OldYanksFan
I wish they would spray the back of his neck. He's covered in bugs.
2007-10-05 17:05:53
909.   cult of basebaal
viz is up
2007-10-05 17:06:07
910.   fansince77
We need to warm up the driest guy? The least sweaty?
2007-10-05 17:06:29
911.   dianagramr
these announcers are horrible ....
2007-10-05 17:06:37
912.   SF Yanks
How can anyone suggest that this is in Joba's head? His face and neck are covered with bugs, and that's not mentioning the bugs that fly into his ears and eyes and mouth. Get a grip.
2007-10-05 17:06:43
913.   fansince77
We need to warm up the driest guy? The least sweaty?
2007-10-05 17:06:44
914.   dianagramr
these announcers are horrible ....
2007-10-05 17:06:52
915.   williamnyy23
I cant believe I watched 164 games to have the Yankee season come undone because of bugs.
2007-10-05 17:07:31
916.   cult of basebaal
fuck ... that sucked
2007-10-05 17:07:38
917.   rbj
Now that's the Joba I know.
Top of the order here. Time for Alex to be the hero.
2007-10-05 17:07:45
918.   thelarmis
Viz warming up.

toaster overheating...

2007-10-05 17:07:47
919.   3rd gen yankee fan
Bet Joba can't wait to get back to the Bronx.

The ladies in the tier below me are getting all grossed out after seeing Joba covered with bugs.

All right boys let's do it up!

2007-10-05 17:07:57
920.   underdog
Whew. That could've been a lot worse, too, no?
2007-10-05 17:07:59
921.   Max
That had to be one of the most excruciating innings of playoff baseball I've seen in quite a while.
2007-10-05 17:08:17
922.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
god, that is really one of the strangest innings have ever seen...we need to score now and close this out quick...
2007-10-05 17:08:18
923.   weeping for brunnhilde
Motherfucking goddamned gnats.

But nice job getting out with a tie, Joba.

Come the fuck on, bats!!!!!!!

2007-10-05 17:08:22
924.   williamnyy23
I cant believe I watched 164 games to have the Yankee season come undone because of bugs.
2007-10-05 17:08:31
925.   ny2ca2dc
No doubt the bugs will be gone for carmona...
2007-10-05 17:08:42
926.   dianagramr
I'm surprised Torre didn't try to get the umps to stop the game for a a few minutes, pull the teams off the field ....
2007-10-05 17:08:46
927.   claybeez
Finally, Joba got a call.
2007-10-05 17:08:53
928.   Mattpat11
gamebreaking double for A-Rod this inning
2007-10-05 17:09:04
929.   El Lay Dave
Due up fourth in the 9th: Alex Rodriguez.
2007-10-05 17:09:22
930.   weeping for brunnhilde
924 Defies the imagination, doesn't it?
2007-10-05 17:09:35
931.   claybeez
If the bugs dissipate by the end of the commercials I should just sell my ticket for Sunday.
2007-10-05 17:09:37
932.   williamnyy23
The Yankees are in huge trouble here...they have given no signs of hitting the ball hard and now have one competent pitcher left.

They really need a run here...and it looks like it is going to come down to you know who.

2007-10-05 17:09:52
933.   underdog
The Yanks could've used some sort of Joba FET for bug control that inning.
2007-10-05 17:10:05
934.   claybeez
Patience at the plate. Let Carmona battle this.
2007-10-05 17:10:07
935.   SF Yanks
Alex needs a hit this inning. A big hit.
2007-10-05 17:10:24
936.   3rd gen yankee fan
Awesome, the bugs are all over Carmona too. In his eye!
2007-10-05 17:10:43
937.   3rd gen yankee fan
Oh sorry that was Lofton.
2007-10-05 17:10:45
938.   williamnyy23
Watch....when Arod gets up, all of the bugs will attack him.
2007-10-05 17:10:51
939.   pistolpete
Oh sure, we all have to stop what we're doing because Kenny Lofteon has a bug in his eye, but Joba's practically covered and is expected to pitch through it....
2007-10-05 17:11:27
940.   cult of basebaal
jebus, i just made the mistake of stopping by the rob neyer chat on the 4 letter network ... wow ... makes LoHud seem like a convention of Rhodes scholars
2007-10-05 17:11:34
941.   trainwreck
The Canadians have come to take out the Yankees.

Fitting.

2007-10-05 17:11:39
942.   pistolpete
Make that 'Lofton'
2007-10-05 17:11:45
943.   OldYanksFan
They need to dip Mo in bug repellent
2007-10-05 17:11:55
944.   claybeez
Damon was in quite the rush.
2007-10-05 17:11:57
945.   thelarmis
c'mon captain, do your thing...
2007-10-05 17:12:06
946.   williamnyy23
It's the point where I cant even imagine a Yankee getting a hit.
2007-10-05 17:12:33
947.   nick
938 A-Rod CAUSED the bugs, dude, it's his fault--don't you read the New York papers?
2007-10-05 17:12:39
948.   3rd gen yankee fan
BS that was outside!
2007-10-05 17:12:41
949.   cult of basebaal
mo is up
2007-10-05 17:12:43
950.   pistolpete
940 And I'm guessing it's not a Yankees lovefest.
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2007-10-05 17:12:56
951.   OldYanksFan
Both Jetes and Bobby need to try and yank on out. We ain't gonna have a 3 hit rally.
2007-10-05 17:13:01
952.   nick
if Jeter cd hit one out here it'd be his team forever-
2007-10-05 17:13:14
953.   randym77
"Canadian soldiers." They're mayflies/June bugs. It's freakin' October. This ain't right.
2007-10-05 17:13:36
954.   pistolpete
This is insane - this should be treated like a rain delay fercrissakes.
2007-10-05 17:14:21
955.   Mattpat11
Carmona's handling this much better than Chamberlain
2007-10-05 17:14:22
956.   tommyl
Um, not exactly clutch there cap. Let's go Bobby.
2007-10-05 17:14:28
957.   BklynBmr
C'mon, Cap. Don't let 'em see you swat...
2007-10-05 17:14:43
958.   OldYanksFan
If you know his pitches are sinking a lot, don't you just lay off pitches thigh high or lower?
2007-10-05 17:14:44
959.   NC Highlander
2 Bug free games coming up in NY.
2007-10-05 17:14:46
960.   3rd gen yankee fan
Cmon Bobby baby!
2007-10-05 17:14:56
961.   SF Yanks
When's Bobby's last home run? We can sure use one right now.
2007-10-05 17:15:03
962.   claybeez
Carmona is certainly focused. Still making good pitches despite it all. Bobby needs to work the BB and A-Rod needs to step up.
2007-10-05 17:15:19
963.   3rd gen yankee fan
SAFE!!!!!!
2007-10-05 17:15:23
964.   Max
956 Jeter actually looks just as unnerved by the bugs as Joba was.
2007-10-05 17:15:29
965.   OldYanksFan
It always comes down to ARod.
2007-10-05 17:15:31
966.   tommyl
Ok A-Rod, this is definitely your time.
2007-10-05 17:15:32
967.   ny2ca2dc
MVP time
2007-10-05 17:15:36
968.   Mattpat11
Come on A-Rod
2007-10-05 17:15:43
969.   claybeez
Bobby can hustle.
2007-10-05 17:15:43
970.   cult of basebaal
958 cause he's getting low strikes that our pitchers haven't ...

and yes, here comes arod ... c'mon buddy, do this

2007-10-05 17:15:50
971.   thelarmis
way to hustle...again!

we knew it'd come down to this. pretend it's the regular season, alex. win this game. right. fuking. NOW!!!

2007-10-05 17:15:50
972.   williamnyy23
Sadly, it comes down to this: If Arod hits a HR, they win the series. If he doesn't they lose and he gets blamed.
2007-10-05 17:15:54
973.   fansince77
Let's Go AROD! SHUT all these assholes up...including the bugs...

BTW- Abreu gets down that line as fast as anyone!

2007-10-05 17:15:54
974.   3rd gen yankee fan
Well this is what he wanted. So deliver, dude.
2007-10-05 17:15:55
975.   SF Yanks
Oooo boy... c'mon Alex, just rope one.
2007-10-05 17:15:56
976.   ny2ca2dc
this is it
2007-10-05 17:16:00
977.   BklynBmr
That's my Bobby.

Oh, sh*t. A-Rod. Can you script this or what?

2007-10-05 17:16:12
978.   nick
we need ya now, Alex-
2007-10-05 17:16:19
979.   pistolpete
Alright, Alex... time to hit a long 'fly'
2007-10-05 17:16:20
980.   ny2ca2dc
i would unintentionally intentionally walk him
2007-10-05 17:16:38
981.   Simone
He isn't going to pitch to Alex.
2007-10-05 17:16:49
982.   rbj
Let's go Alex!
2007-10-05 17:16:57
983.   Mattpat11
Long looping swing.
2007-10-05 17:17:16
984.   fansince77
C'MON AROD!
2007-10-05 17:17:25
985.   SF Yanks
Carmona is just going to pound that sinker down and in where it's almost unhittable.
2007-10-05 17:17:56
986.   Shaun P
I'm here - what the heck are those things?!

A-Rod - time to do your thing!

2007-10-05 17:17:59
987.   ny2ca2dc
man, that sinker in is wrapping him up. he just cant get to it
2007-10-05 17:18:10
988.   3rd gen yankee fan
rememebr what Reggie said, ARod...
2007-10-05 17:18:22
989.   pistolpete
Ok, I think I missed the explanation of what that measurement off of first base is - anyone care to fill me in?
2007-10-05 17:18:41
990.   fansince77
Right center gap.
2007-10-05 17:19:05
991.   pistolpete
Good boy, Bobby.
2007-10-05 17:19:08
992.   Mattpat11
Just a single A-Rod
2007-10-05 17:19:11
993.   thelarmis
just a base hit, alex. score bobby. mo will take it from there...
2007-10-05 17:19:13
994.   Eirias
Bunt for a hit!
2007-10-05 17:19:19
995.   Shaun P
Way to go, Bobby!!

Now COME ON A-ROD!!!!!

2007-10-05 17:19:25
996.   SF Yanks
Just a single buddy...
2007-10-05 17:19:27
997.   Mattpat11
989 base to cutout
2007-10-05 17:19:27
998.   nick
just a single now, Alex-
2007-10-05 17:19:32
999.   dianagramr
stop saying "winning run" . its only the "go-ahead" run ...
2007-10-05 17:19:34
1000.   fansince77
Even against the bugs Bobby swipes that!
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2007-10-05 17:19:37
1001.   randym77
C'mon, A-Rod. You don't want to play extras with all those bugs.
2007-10-05 17:19:38
1002.   rbj
989 I have no idea.
That's a good sinker.
2007-10-05 17:19:41
1003.   Flip Play
Bobby got balls.
2007-10-05 17:19:53
1004.   3rd gen yankee fan
Ok. I love Abreu too.
2007-10-05 17:19:56
1005.   ny2ca2dc
he got to it! fouled it off at least, that sinker in
2007-10-05 17:20:09
1006.   thelarmis
alright, heres 'the bat'. do it, alex.
2007-10-05 17:20:15
1007.   fansince77
GOd these announcers are ASSWHOLES! the revely that AROD broke his bat.
2007-10-05 17:20:20
1008.   cult of basebaal
nice bobby, now all you need is a single alex, c'mon man ... little hit here
2007-10-05 17:21:01
1009.   Shaun P
We want a non-out event!

We want a non-out event! =)

2007-10-05 17:21:04
1010.   Mattpat11
Just a single
2007-10-05 17:21:23
1011.   pistolpete
997 So we're all that dumb as to be reminded EVERY time someone gets on?
2007-10-05 17:21:34
1012.   ny2ca2dc
i would walk him here
2007-10-05 17:21:53
1013.   fansince77
That a baby AROD...stay alive. He'll make a mistake.
2007-10-05 17:22:01
1014.   ny2ca2dc
big G better be getting ready
2007-10-05 17:22:08
1015.   rbj
What a battle.
2007-10-05 17:22:20
1016.   underdog
Wow, Fausto's brave, too. I'd just pitch around A-Rod and take chances with Matsui, but he's going right after him...
2007-10-05 17:22:28
1017.   3rd gen yankee fan
Go Shaun P :-)
2007-10-05 17:22:33
1018.   El Lay Dave
With first base now open, Fausto should pitch Rodriguez very, very carefully. Let Matsui try and beat you.
2007-10-05 17:22:33
1019.   nick
stomach in KNOTS over here-
2007-10-05 17:22:37
1020.   Mattpat11
1011 The green portion is a basestealers lead.
2007-10-05 17:22:38
1021.   claybeez
Nothing good to hit. He's bound to hang something. Isn't he?
2007-10-05 17:22:38
1022.   rbj
That looked like a good pitch.
2007-10-05 17:22:43
1023.   Shaun P
This reminds me of O'Neill's epic AB in Game 1 of the 2000 Serious. I'd settle for a similar ending to this game!
2007-10-05 17:22:44
1024.   SF Yanks
Alex is starting to look better and more confident...
2007-10-05 17:22:49
1025.   cult of basebaal
jesus, i'm jumping up and down ... c'mon alex ... let's go crazy!
2007-10-05 17:23:04
1026.   Mattpat11
Damnit to hell.
2007-10-05 17:23:14
1027.   underdog
112 pitches...
2007-10-05 17:23:21
1028.   claybeez
Ball 4?
2007-10-05 17:23:25
1029.   rbj
Muggerfluffer.
2007-10-05 17:23:31
1030.   pistolpete
AND THE SKIP CARAY GOES WILD.
2007-10-05 17:23:51
1031.   williamnyy23
3Ks...win or lose, I can't fight the battle anymore.
2007-10-05 17:23:51
1032.   Humma Kavula
That was epic.
2007-10-05 17:23:51
1033.   bobtaco
Pessimism
2007-10-05 17:23:58
1034.   thelarmis
OMG. i can't fucking believe it. poor alex. i hope he stays.

you just know lofton is going to get on vs. mo.

this is just terrible. : (

2007-10-05 17:24:04
1035.   underdog
Crap. Wow. That was quite a battle.

Well, we'll still take him off your hands...

2007-10-05 17:24:05
1036.   Mattpat11
1030 Chip
2007-10-05 17:24:23
1037.   cult of basebaal
sigh ...

double sigh ...

2007-10-05 17:24:23
1038.   ny2ca2dc
fuck the hell, got him with the sinker in, way in. fuck! big G or duncan needs to PH in the next inning, and Mo needs to come out here.

i would die if the scrub relievers blow this...

2007-10-05 17:24:32
1039.   Yankees Brasil
I just hope the offense shows up in New York. Tonight they've been pathetic.
2007-10-05 17:24:41
1040.   Humma Kavula
1028 Yes, if you believe GameDay.
2007-10-05 17:24:41
1041.   Shaun P
DAMN IT!
2007-10-05 17:24:46
1042.   nick
paranoid speculation alert--

if we lose this game Alex is so screwed in the media, and he's not coming back--that may have been the biggest Yankee at bat of the decade....

2007-10-05 17:24:50
1043.   randym77
And bravery pays off.

He wasn't kidding when he said the names on the backs of the jerseys didn't matter to him. Of course, there are no names on the Yankees' jerseys, but I guess the point stands.

2007-10-05 17:24:54
1044.   claybeez
If necessary, Mo could go 2 with the off-day, I imagine.
2007-10-05 17:25:13
1045.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
Great pitching by Fausto...no criticism of ARod, he got beat by a nasty pitch
2007-10-05 17:25:26
1046.   pistolpete
1036 Not to me.
2007-10-05 17:25:38
1047.   NC Highlander
Why blame just Arod? Has anyone else got a hit?

Not like everyone else blowing them away.

2007-10-05 17:25:42
1048.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
Great pitching by Fausto...no criticism of ARod, he got beat by a nasty pitch
2007-10-05 17:25:43
1049.   weeping for brunnhilde
I feel ill.
2007-10-05 17:25:47
1050.   Marty
Reminds me a little of Jackson vs. Welch.
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2007-10-05 17:25:48
1051.   williamnyy23
It's Mo for two innings and that's it. Incredible.
2007-10-05 17:25:58
1052.   thelarmis
i am mortified.

but i hope we can somehow win this game.

then, i'll be elated...

2007-10-05 17:26:03
1053.   Sarasota
Chipper Caray sucks.
To complain to TBS use this e mail address:

tbsinfo@turner.com

2007-10-05 17:26:35
1054.   Shaun P
Alright, Gameday says Mo's on his way in.

1030 I hate that man. I thought he was bad on Braves' games vs the Mets. I hadn't seen anything.

2007-10-05 17:26:49
1055.   ny2ca2dc
fucking baseball
2007-10-05 17:27:36
1056.   fansince77
Wow did Caray just say "spanked"
2007-10-05 17:27:37
1057.   williamnyy23
Fairness and reality aren't at issue. Perception has become reality with Arod. If the Yankees lose this series, I have a feeling that we've seen the last of Alex in pinstripes.
2007-10-05 17:27:42
1058.   Mattpat11
That routine flyball was spanked?
2007-10-05 17:27:44
1059.   Flip Play
I'm getting itchy just watching this.

GO MO!

2007-10-05 17:27:44
1060.   tommyl
Hold it down, then please PH Giambi for Matsui.
2007-10-05 17:27:50
1061.   Shaun P
If Mo dispatches the Indians in short order, he might be able to go more than 2.
2007-10-05 17:27:55
1062.   cult of basebaal
can't speak for others, i'm not blaming arod, but defending him would be a wee bit easier if he'd gotten at least one hit so far in this series ... it isn't him, but it hasn't been not him
2007-10-05 17:27:56
1063.   thelarmis
finally. it feels like the leadoff guy has been on every friggin' inning. make this one quick Mo, you're gonna have to pitch 2...
2007-10-05 17:28:00
1064.   pistolpete
I'm sitting here trying to deal with the notion that 8 zillion little bugs might be the end of A-Rod, Joe Torre and an entire era in NY...

Please don't let it be true.

2007-10-05 17:28:27
1065.   cult of basebaal
c'mon mo, short at bats
2007-10-05 17:28:34
1066.   dianagramr
OK ..... NOW if someone gets on .... Chip can say "winning run on"
2007-10-05 17:29:29
1067.   Max
I said this yesterday...Carmona was much more scary to me than CC ever was. Thank goodness Andy brought his A game, and damn the bugs and crappy hitting and Carey, we still could have won this...still can win it.
2007-10-05 17:29:36
1068.   tommyl
Well, its definitely super Mo
2007-10-05 17:29:55
1069.   ny2ca2dc
they'll run out a lefty to face matz, so shelly time (unless they dont... then G!)... we still got this, no jeff weaver syndrome
2007-10-05 17:29:57
1070.   cult of basebaal
seems like badass mo came in from the pen tonite
2007-10-05 17:30:02
1071.   Mattpat11
The thing with A-Rod is when he starts off like this, it doesn't get better, and you don't expect it too. I think you expect Jeter to get better.
2007-10-05 17:30:25
1072.   Sarasota
tough nite for Alex. He's not gonna have an easy time with his performance. It's unfortunate
2007-10-05 17:30:36
1073.   Flip Play
Whew.
2007-10-05 17:30:36
1074.   Mattpat11
Mo hates bugs
2007-10-05 17:30:58
1075.   williamnyy23
The thing that worries me about Arod is he is swinging at pitches low and out of the zone. That's usually a very bad sign.
2007-10-05 17:31:05
1076.   nick
hmmmm, let's see: Lofton "spanked" his out and that last fly ball was "towering"--can I suggest "slapped" and "lazy" as alternatives?
2007-10-05 17:31:11
1077.   Shaun P
1060 Has Matsui even gotten a good swing on the ball yet?

I can't believe they didn't stop the game for these bugs. WTF?

2007-10-05 17:31:17
1078.   thelarmis
that was nice and easy, MO.

i really hope Big G is leading off. then again, if they bring in Perez, it might be Duncan. i'm fine with that. just score. and win. soon...

2007-10-05 17:31:27
1079.   underdog
Whew. Extras.

But crap, I have to leave soon. C'mon Yanks, score in the top o the 10th!

2007-10-05 17:31:30
1080.   Sarasota
Mo's impressive. All the more frustrating that Jaba couldn't keep it together.
2007-10-05 17:31:32
1081.   ny2ca2dc
this will be the test of ARod's newfound ability to laugh shit off and get on with it.
2007-10-05 17:31:49
1082.   williamnyy23
Does anyone honestly have any confidence in the Yankees having a rally here?
2007-10-05 17:32:05
1083.   fansince77
Shit this is like biblical - locusts and shit...Yanks have had to overcome everything this year and even with this curse of the Indians (Let's be honest- this game is probably over without the gnats) the Yanks are not going to lose...they'll defy the odds again.
2007-10-05 17:32:15
1084.   ny2ca2dc
1079 if they don't, it won't matter...
2007-10-05 17:32:20
1085.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
will this join the Fog Bowl and the Pine-tar game in history if the Yanks lose? The Gnat Game? Joba`s Bug Game?
2007-10-05 17:32:21
1086.   dianagramr
The only endless loop commercials I've liked on TBS are the "Risk" ones ...
2007-10-05 17:32:41
1087.   weeping for brunnhilde
1083 Fucking locusts.

Of all things.

2007-10-05 17:32:50
1088.   ny2ca2dc
1082 Yes. yes.
2007-10-05 17:32:56
1089.   thelarmis
1082 yes.
2007-10-05 17:33:04
1090.   Shaun P
1071 After this season, I expect A-Rod to get better too.

1064 No fuckin' way. I will become a professional exterminator in the Cleveland area if that happens.

2007-10-05 17:33:11
1091.   Sarasota
ARod is hacking up there. This last at bat was ferocious but the result is 0 for last 18
2007-10-05 17:33:37
1092.   nick
free baseball.....can't manage the exclaimation point.....
2007-10-05 17:33:52
1093.   williamnyy23
Come on Wedge....bring in your closer...please!
2007-10-05 17:34:01
1094.   Shaun P
1082 Count me in.

WTF Torre? Pinch hit with Duncan!!!

2007-10-05 17:34:11
1095.   dianagramr
Perez has gotta be tired from yesterday .... why did Wedge use him for 2 innings in THAT kind of game.
2007-10-05 17:34:13
1096.   thelarmis
1082 my mom is very glass is half-empty. when it comes to the yankees, i always say this:

"never underestimate the power of the pinstripes."

2007-10-05 17:34:13
1097.   williamnyy23
First guess....letting Matsui hit is awful.
2007-10-05 17:34:13
1098.   tommyl
Ahem, Shelly Duncan, cough, cough
2007-10-05 17:34:19
1099.   ny2ca2dc
fucking bullshit, matsui! what the fuck!?!?!?!? ARod bats 8th last year, Shelly does no wrong, and Mats is up?!?!?!?!?!?
2007-10-05 17:34:21
1100.   nick
ok, this guy could be tired--dare we hope?
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2007-10-05 17:34:22
1101.   trainwreck
The bugs seem to be really bothering Perez.
2007-10-05 17:34:42
1102.   fansince77
Where's Matsui going mid swing? - he's already in the dugout.
2007-10-05 17:34:45
1103.   thelarmis
why isn't duncan batting???
2007-10-05 17:34:56
1104.   weeping for brunnhilde
Can't we find a way to poke a couple balls the other way, steal a base, that kind of thing?
2007-10-05 17:34:57
1105.   Bookworm
If the players have to be out there with the bugs, the least we can do is have faith, right? Let's go, Yank--ees!
2007-10-05 17:34:58
1106.   thelarmis
that was low and outside.
2007-10-05 17:35:04
1107.   trainwreck
1101
I guess it is not affecting his pitching though.

Or the strike zone.

2007-10-05 17:35:10
1108.   fansince77
Where is THAT pitch on Gameday? Outside no?
2007-10-05 17:35:13
1109.   NC Highlander
Home plate ump wants to go home.
2007-10-05 17:35:22
1110.   OldYanksFan
1062 Yes it would be nice. But we have 8 hits in 2 games... 2 by PH's. Bobby has 2, and Melky, JD, Cano and Jetes have one.

Of the 6 hits by starters, 3 are HRs. 4 starters have no hits. ARod is 0 for 6 with 2 walks. How much should WE make of it?( although the press will have a field day).

2007-10-05 17:35:30
1111.   pistolpete
Free baseball for the Yankees in 2007 is like buying a car and getting the trunk filled up with horse manure.

For free.

2007-10-05 17:35:34
1112.   weeping for brunnhilde
Aggggggghgh!
2007-10-05 17:35:47
1113.   ny2ca2dc
what a shock, matsui can't get it out of the infield
2007-10-05 17:35:58
1114.   nick
1085 "A-ROD FANS TWICE, CAUSES PLAGUE"--book it.
2007-10-05 17:36:06
1115.   weeping for brunnhilde
Mo's gotta be ready to go three tonight.
2007-10-05 17:36:20
1116.   Max
WTF was Matsui doing batting there? Hopeless question, I know.
2007-10-05 17:36:26
1117.   williamnyy23
In such a vital inning, Joe Torre flat out GAVE AWAY an out. This is another painful example of having to not only beat the Indians, but your own manager. If the Yankees lose, Torre is going to really deserve his dismisal.
2007-10-05 17:36:27
1118.   Mike Carminati
Actually, game one is the most important in a best-of-5. Best correlation to winning the series.
2007-10-05 17:36:32
1119.   randym77
I don't blame A-Rod. Nobody's hitting all that well. It's starting to remind me of last year.
2007-10-05 17:36:34
1120.   Sarasota
I'm done with Matsui. I say trade him to the Dodgers tonight.
2007-10-05 17:36:39
1121.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
Are they announcing for baseball neophytes? "And if the Indians win two games in a row, that`s a GOOD thing..."

can`t take the tension...

2007-10-05 17:36:42
1122.   thelarmis
c'mon Po!
2007-10-05 17:37:00
1123.   thelarmis
oh, bullshit!!!
2007-10-05 17:37:01
1124.   pistolpete
Alright, who kidnapped Jorge Posada and replaced him with an exact duplicate who can't hit?
2007-10-05 17:37:07
1125.   underdog
120 No, no, just A-Rod, or bust, thanks.
2007-10-05 17:37:11
1126.   weeping for brunnhilde
Ohhhhh, that was not a fucking strike!
2007-10-05 17:37:13
1127.   fansince77
What kind of call was that to Posada- Wow Catcher didn't even try to frame THAT!
2007-10-05 17:37:17
1128.   rbj
Yeesh. Pettitte wasn't getting that pitch.
2007-10-05 17:37:40
1129.   underdog
Watching on TBS Hot Corner online... that 2nd strike call was ridiculous.
2007-10-05 17:37:44
1130.   Eirias
1111 But is it free manure.
2007-10-05 17:37:45
1131.   trainwreck
1120
If you take Juan Pierre in return.
2007-10-05 17:37:52
1132.   NC Highlander
OMG. Come on ump.

Yankee batters look like last year against the halos.

2007-10-05 17:37:55
1133.   SF Yanks
1117 Shush.
2007-10-05 17:38:10
1134.   weeping for brunnhilde
Damn it!!!

Second time Jorgie's hit it well to right.

2007-10-05 17:38:10
1135.   ny2ca2dc
good contact..... god damnit!
2007-10-05 17:38:12
1136.   williamnyy23
Fuck.
2007-10-05 17:38:13
1137.   pistolpete
"That's why you play deep."

IS it?

2007-10-05 17:38:23
1138.   thelarmis
carp.
2007-10-05 17:38:40
1139.   nick
Jorgie's BABIP luck returning to normal.....OK, Robbie, I can feel it!
2007-10-05 17:38:41
1140.   Mattpat11
You know what? No one else has handled these bugs as bad as Joba did.
2007-10-05 17:39:00
1141.   weeping for brunnhilde
Agggggggh!!!

Not acceptable, Robby!

Fuck!!!!!

2007-10-05 17:39:16
1142.   thelarmis
stop swinging at the 1st pitch, robbie.

i'm hating this...

2007-10-05 17:39:21
1143.   NC Highlander
Yankees are waiting to lose.

I'm preparing myself for an 0-2 deficit.

And I'm usually an optimist.

2007-10-05 17:39:28
1144.   rbj
Damn. Who goes in the 11th, Mo again or Viz?
2007-10-05 17:39:28
1145.   ny2ca2dc
1140 they werent as bad for the others. joba had 50 on his neck & fucking face
2007-10-05 17:39:39
1146.   williamnyy23
Another feeble inning...Yankees are down to one more inning from Mo and then it's time to draw names in the Indians walk off pool.
2007-10-05 17:39:54
1147.   fansince77
Posada has been hitting the ball hard for two days minus his big K's. A slice to right last night and two on the button tonight. Can't blame him for not getting wood on it. What worries me is the Yankees all season in these extra inning situations- they don't go base to base- it's like they are waiting for Aaron Boone to step off the bench- Fuck that...get a single put some pressure on.
2007-10-05 17:40:04
1148.   pistolpete
I am really sick of seeing that overhead shot of the Cleveland infield as they wait for a pop-up to come down.
2007-10-05 17:40:15
1149.   tommyl
Trying to have faith here, but this is killing me. If we win this game, it'll have to be after seeing Farnsy or Viz.
2007-10-05 17:40:19
1150.   underdog
Man, the Carmona to Perez 1-2 punch is tough to do anything against, bugs or no bugs.

maybe everyone should come out wearing mosquito netting hats for the next inning.

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2007-10-05 17:40:24
1151.   williamnyy23
1140 No one else is trying to located a wicked slider and 98mph fastball.
2007-10-05 17:40:32
1152.   Mattpat11
1145 Carmona had it pretty damn bad.
2007-10-05 17:41:03
1153.   Yankees Brasil
We are watching the pre-ASB Yankees without A-Rod. Very painful.
2007-10-05 17:41:12
1154.   cult of basebaal
1144 depends on the pitch count, i'd guess
2007-10-05 17:41:15
1155.   Zack
I've been staying away from the Banter between being too tense and way way way too pissed off at the Yankees.

This is, what, the fourth post season in a row where the Yankees bats have been non-existent?

How did Joe not bring in Duncan for Matsui.

I am so disgusted, did the hitters even show up today?

2007-10-05 17:41:30
1156.   ny2ca2dc
Mo will have to go 3. This is really draining....
2007-10-05 17:41:46
1157.   weeping for brunnhilde
1144 I really think you gotta go with Mo for three, if necessary.
2007-10-05 17:41:59
1158.   Max
1140 I thought Jeter did a pretty fair job, with the way he constantly interspersed wild hand swats at the bugs with wild lunges at Camrona's pitches.
2007-10-05 17:42:08
1159.   El Lay Dave
If Rivera has another 8 pitch inning like he did in the ninth, why not Mo in the 11th?
2007-10-05 17:42:36
1160.   pistolpete
At least Mo looks like he's focused.
2007-10-05 17:43:03
1161.   Mattpat11
1160 Shh.
2007-10-05 17:44:03
1162.   pistolpete
C'mon, Abreu - RUN FOR IT.
2007-10-05 17:44:12
1163.   SF Yanks
What's the point in having an all-star lineup if they can't hit good pitching? I say we spend that money on 5 Santana's. (Yes, I'm getting upset and angry resulting in me being delusional.)
2007-10-05 17:44:17
1164.   randym77
Carmona had bugs on his neck and face. You just couldn't see them as easily because he's dark-skinned.

Not that I'm blaming Joba. He's a rookie. And these bugs are nasty.

2007-10-05 17:44:42
1165.   Shaun P
Excuse me, but where eas the come from behind win graphic for the Yanks?
2007-10-05 17:44:43
1166.   dianagramr
didn't Papi take Mo deep in the playoffs one year?
2007-10-05 17:44:45
1167.   ny2ca2dc
well, the gnats have cleared up quite a bit.....
2007-10-05 17:45:13
1168.   Mike Carminati
1162 You sound like a Phillies fan.

By the way, Yankees 18-12 all time in postseason extra-inning games.

2007-10-05 17:45:43
1169.   Mattpat11
1166 Tom Gordon
2007-10-05 17:45:50
1170.   ny2ca2dc
god damnit, long at bat, don't need this.

Joba looked like a bee keeper...

2007-10-05 17:45:54
1171.   Shaun P
1168 Thanks for the hope, Mike.
2007-10-05 17:46:21
1172.   Mattpat11
nine pitch AB
2007-10-05 17:46:27
1173.   pistolpete
1166 Why even bring that up?
2007-10-05 17:46:58
1174.   Mattpat11
1173 They said no lefty has HR off Mo in the playoffs.
2007-10-05 17:47:08
1175.   OldYanksFan
The truth was Jorge's and Matsui's ABs yesterday were the series. Carmona was just dominant. One mistake to Melky, a LD to Jetes, and infield hit to Bobby. The guy was just nasty.

Yesterday C.C. was off. Walked 6 guys. We had a number of opportunities.

When our #1 pitched like crap, and their #1 and #2 hold you to 8 hits total, ya ain't gonna win.

Joba was fine in the 7th. No bugs. I have no doubt the bugs effected him in the 8th. Tough break. Great performance by Pettitte.... but we are being seriously out-pitched.

2007-10-05 17:47:24
1176.   Mike Carminati
The Indians, however, are 5-4 in extra-inning playoff games.
2007-10-05 17:47:26
1177.   tommyl
Ok, since I've crossed over to delusional. Game winning HR by Minky.
2007-10-05 17:47:36
1178.   rbj
Damn this is infuriating. Mo may not be available for the next inning.
2007-10-05 17:47:44
1179.   nick
walk here=game over
2007-10-05 17:47:46
1180.   El Lay Dave
1165 But the Yankees haven't trailed in this game.
2007-10-05 17:48:06
1181.   Shaun P
Wouldn't it be awesome if Mo broke out the changeup now?
2007-10-05 17:48:07
1182.   weeping for brunnhilde
Fuck, man.
2007-10-05 17:48:11
1183.   tommyl
Damnit, A-Rod, dive
2007-10-05 17:48:23
1184.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
1177 thanks for that..humor relieves some of the tension!
2007-10-05 17:48:44
1185.   weeping for brunnhilde
Ohhhhhhhhgggghh!!

Noooooooo!!!!

2007-10-05 17:48:45
1186.   tommyl
Oh you have to be fucking kidding me
2007-10-05 17:48:46
1187.   pistolpete
Super.
2007-10-05 17:48:51
1188.   rbj
That's a weird play.
2007-10-05 17:48:53
1189.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
don`t f#ckin believe that...
2007-10-05 17:48:53
1190.   cult of basebaal
holy shit ... what next???
2007-10-05 17:48:53
1191.   dianagramr
I checked .... Papi homered off of Mo during the regular season once
2007-10-05 17:49:00
1192.   trainwreck
Grady Sizemore could be a safety.
2007-10-05 17:49:01
1193.   SF Yanks
Nice throw George.
2007-10-05 17:49:07
1194.   bobtaco
Are you kidding me?
2007-10-05 17:49:08
1195.   thelarmis
i don't friggin' believe it. the baseball gods are not liking us this millennium.

i am glum.

2007-10-05 17:49:16
1196.   Shaun P
GOD DAMMIT!!!!!!!!!
2007-10-05 17:49:16
1197.   bobtaco
Are you kidding me?
2007-10-05 17:49:25
1198.   williamnyy23
Nice job Posada...way to find a way to make this loss more painful.
2007-10-05 17:49:25
1199.   ny2ca2dc
this is just heart wrenching
2007-10-05 17:49:33
1200.   nick
oh, Jorge......such a great year....
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2007-10-05 17:49:51
1201.   ny2ca2dc
hah, a bunt! thanks!
2007-10-05 17:49:51
1202.   randym77
Somebody get Minky some football pads.
2007-10-05 17:49:58
1203.   pistolpete
1174 Is your sole purpose in life to correct me?

I meant because of the jinx factor.

2007-10-05 17:50:11
1204.   weeping for brunnhilde
Please don't tell me Lofton's coming around.
2007-10-05 17:50:19
1205.   bobtaco
This has Dave Roberts written all over it.
2007-10-05 17:50:20
1206.   Mike Carminati
Only head-to-head extra-inning postseason game between the two clubs was 10/7/1998 won 2-1 by Cleveland.

Speed? How did that help on the play? Posada threw it away!

2007-10-05 17:50:57
1207.   OldYanksFan
1183 You're kidding, right?
2007-10-05 17:51:06
1208.   Mattpat11
Ksystone Kops will cost us the game
2007-10-05 17:51:15
1209.   Shaun P
Posada picked a hell of a time to crap the bed.

The Yanks can't afford for him to be driven out of town too - there are no other catchers in the system for a while.

2007-10-05 17:51:16
1210.   dianagramr
1192
From wikipedia:

Sizemore graduated from Cascade High School in Everett, Washington, in 2000. A noted high school star in football, basketball, and baseball, Sizemore signed a letter of intent to play football and baseball at the University of Washington. At the time of his high school graduation, Sizemore was Cascade's all-time leader in rushing yards with 3,081 yards and interceptions with 16

2007-10-05 17:51:25
1211.   weeping for brunnhilde
Ohhhhhh, nice pitch, Mo.

Fuck.

2007-10-05 17:51:36
1212.   ny2ca2dc
that was NASTY

Mo gets out of this. book it. but too many pitches for 11th?

2007-10-05 17:51:41
1213.   tommyl
1207 Yes
2007-10-05 17:51:46
1214.   cult of basebaal
c'mon mo ...
2007-10-05 17:52:05
1215.   weeping for brunnhilde
Come on, Mo, nail that outside corner...
2007-10-05 17:52:13
1216.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
can`t take it..would be just a brutal loss...this one is all on the offense, terrible performance...
2007-10-05 17:52:27
1217.   pistolpete
1212 Yeah, probably.
2007-10-05 17:52:41
1218.   Shaun P
1212 Probably. Then having pitched Hughes last night in garbage time comes back to bite Torre in the ass. Unless the Yanks can score.

Why not a home run by Minky?

2007-10-05 17:52:58
1219.   rbj
And all due to a bunch of gnats. I hate gnats.
2007-10-05 17:53:09
1220.   weeping for brunnhilde
All right, that's two...
2007-10-05 17:53:19
1221.   Mattpat11
Well, not throwing anyone out at the plate now.
2007-10-05 17:53:19
1222.   tommyl
Well, no pressure or anything...
2007-10-05 17:53:26
1223.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
C`mon Mo you can do it!! one more!!!!!
2007-10-05 17:53:37
1224.   pistolpete
1218 There's always Farnsworth! ;)
2007-10-05 17:53:39
1225.   trainwreck
1210
Well what do you know.
2007-10-05 17:53:43
1226.   nemecizer
This can't really be happening, can it?

On a positive note, I am 10 minutes away from finishing my download of the beta for Hellgate:London.

I really hope the game keeps me occupied until April.

BTW, that was one hellova bat by Sizemore....

2007-10-05 17:53:49
1227.   cult of basebaal
c'mon mo ... 1 more, man, 1 more
2007-10-05 17:53:56
1228.   thelarmis
no passed balls here, please!
2007-10-05 17:54:20
1229.   underdog
C'mon Yanks, don't get Garko'ed!
2007-10-05 17:54:23
1230.   ny2ca2dc
1218 , christ, you're right, no hughes is a big problem... shit.

there is the chance viz doesn't give it up. just 1 inning...

2007-10-05 17:54:30
1231.   rbj
Not fitting at all Chip. Go away. Please.
2007-10-05 17:54:34
1232.   Mattpat11
1218 If Hughes pitched tonight like he did last night we lose.
2007-10-05 17:54:43
1233.   weeping for brunnhilde
Let's go, defense!
2007-10-05 17:55:01
1234.   Shaun P
This isn't the time, but screw it.

Intentionally walking the guy in this situation is almost always a bad idea.

C'mon Mo - we need this.

2007-10-05 17:55:19
1235.   Mattpat11
Where was that?
2007-10-05 17:55:22
1236.   fansince77
Where was that mr umpire?
2007-10-05 17:55:27
1237.   cult of basebaal
where the FUCK was that????
2007-10-05 17:55:39
1238.   nick
1224 he'll allow one in a tie game, two with a one-run lead....
2007-10-05 17:56:15
1239.   weeping for brunnhilde
Ohhhhh, come on!!!!!
2007-10-05 17:56:25
1240.   thelarmis
oh, come on. he leaned in!!!

total bollocks!

2007-10-05 17:56:26
1241.   Mattpat11
Oh no.
2007-10-05 17:56:39
1242.   weeping for brunnhilde
Move your fucking elbow, asshole!
2007-10-05 17:56:46
1243.   rbj
I'm afraid to ask what could go wrong next.
2007-10-05 17:56:47
1244.   Mattpat11
He did stick that elbow in
2007-10-05 17:56:52
1245.   fansince77
He's in the strikezone! His elbow went to the pitch. THERE IS A FUCKING RULE ON THAT!
2007-10-05 17:56:53
1246.   tommyl
What?!
2007-10-05 17:56:53
1247.   pistolpete
Oh the fun continues.
2007-10-05 17:56:53
1248.   NC Highlander
Take off the body armor you pansy. Worse than Barry.
2007-10-05 17:57:00
1249.   ny2ca2dc
fucking blue!!!!!!!!
2007-10-05 17:57:00
1250.   nick
why doesn't Joe at least come out of the damn dugout? NO FUCKING WAY he should get a base for that shit-
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2007-10-05 17:57:11
1251.   thelarmis
dice-k outta trouble in the 1st...
2007-10-05 17:57:16
1252.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
what`s the ruling on that? he didn`t move...doesn`t have to though?
2007-10-05 17:57:21
1253.   AbbyNormal821
i swear to God, I'm going to start crying any second now!
2007-10-05 17:57:21
1254.   fansince77
He's in the strikezone! His elbow went to the pitch. THERE IS A FUCKING RULE ON THAT!
2007-10-05 17:57:24
1255.   underdog
What'd that do, hit him on the tip of a hanging shirt thread?
2007-10-05 17:57:25
1256.   Mike Carminati
Bad call. He made no attempt to avoid that.
2007-10-05 17:57:35
1257.   Shaun P
1232 I don't disagree, but who would you rather have out there: Farnsworth? Vizcaino?

Christ, this is NOT what we needed Mo!!!!

BTW - THIS IS WHY YOU NEVER EVER EVER INTENTIONALLY WALK A GUY IN A TIE GAME.

2007-10-05 17:57:55
1258.   ny2ca2dc
did that even fucking hit him. fucking nonsense
2007-10-05 17:58:20
1259.   pistolpete
The replay made it seem like he didn't even know he got hit.
2007-10-05 17:58:25
1260.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
please..strike three....c`mon.....
2007-10-05 17:58:32
1261.   nick
1251 fuck dice-k!
2007-10-05 17:58:52
1262.   ny2ca2dc
TOLD YA SO!

still a chance

2007-10-05 17:58:57
1263.   tommyl
Wow, what a game.
2007-10-05 17:58:57
1264.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
YES!!!!!!
2007-10-05 17:59:05
1265.   nick
MO MONEY
2007-10-05 17:59:05
1266.   weeping for brunnhilde
Ohhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Mo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

ex-fucking-hale!

2007-10-05 17:59:07
1267.   bobtaco
Clutch Mo!
2007-10-05 17:59:16
1268.   thelarmis
i absolutely adore Mo!

we'll see Viz next, methinks...

2007-10-05 17:59:25
1269.   pistolpete
The replay made it seem like he didn't even know he got hit.
2007-10-05 17:59:25
1270.   Bluebleeder87
I think Posada could have played those Joba "wild pitches" better, but that's just my opinion.
2007-10-05 17:59:25
1271.   underdog
Yay! I'm relieved and I'm not even a Yankee fan! ;-)
2007-10-05 17:59:33
1272.   Mattpat11
Well, at least Rivera's post season ERA goes down
2007-10-05 17:59:33
1273.   cult of basebaal
PHEW!

c'mon people with bats, now is the time for your glory ... mo can't do it by himself

2007-10-05 17:59:43
1274.   pistolpete
The replay made it seem like he didn't even know he got hit.
2007-10-05 17:59:49
1275.   tommyl
Minky HR, I am calling it.
2007-10-05 17:59:56
1276.   fansince77
3 FUCKING HITS! Is that all we have. Shit...with all these gnats, and bullshit inconsistent umpiring I didn't realize we have a whole three hits (and that's including an Abreu infield hit) WAKE THE FUCK UP YANKEES!
2007-10-05 18:00:15
1277.   williamnyy23
There are only two bullets left in the chamber now. If the Yankees fire another blank here, I think we all know what happens.
2007-10-05 18:00:15
1278.   AbbyNormal821
all bow to the Mighty Mo! And yes, I still feel like crying! I'm such a girly girl!
This game is making me nauseaus!!!
2007-10-05 18:00:15
1279.   rbj
Well, I had been planning on doing some things after the game, so I've not even had one beer yet. But it's already nine and I'm emotionally exhausted. Time for beer. Beer solves everything.
2007-10-05 18:00:16
1280.   pistolpete
The replay made it seem like he didn't even know he got hit.
2007-10-05 18:00:34
1281.   ny2ca2dc
Shelly better at least better pinch for mink
2007-10-05 18:00:38
1282.   Shaun P
Laz Diaz is the home plate ump. Why am I not surprised?

The shitty umpiring that has plagued MLB this year has GOT to be dealt with. Of course, Bud would rather waste his time on trying to figure out who used steroids in 2001. Fucking asshole.

And Mo said - Lo, fear not, for I am Mo, and they shall not score on me.

But the Banter said - can you promise the same for Vizcaino? And Farnsworth?

2007-10-05 18:00:47
1283.   williamnyy23
1277 rounds...not bullets.
2007-10-05 18:00:59
1284.   cult of basebaal
1275 i'm calling a SHELLEY-SMASH!
2007-10-05 18:01:24
1285.   nemecizer
FUCK YO MO!!!!

That inning literally gave me heart palpatations.

Please, JUST WIN!

2007-10-05 18:01:30
1286.   3rd gen yankee fan
Well they all look jazzed.
2007-10-05 18:01:45
1287.   cult of basebaal
nope, i'm calling it ... the melkman rings thrice!!!
2007-10-05 18:01:46
1288.   El Lay Dave
I predict the winning run scores on a controversial play.
2007-10-05 18:01:51
1289.   Mike Carminati
By the way, that's why Rovera is the greatest reliever of all time and Trevor Hoffman is a piker.
2007-10-05 18:01:55
1290.   pistolpete
Year after year it always seems to come down to clutch hitting. But I guess that's why any team would lose a playoff series.
2007-10-05 18:02:31
1291.   fansince77
Capitan gapper.
2007-10-05 18:02:34
1292.   dianagramr
Official Baseball rules ...6.08
The batter becomes a runner and is entitled to first base without liability to be put out (provided he advances to and touches first base) when --.......
(b) He is touched by a pitched ball which he is not attempting to hit unless (1) The ball is in the strike zone when it touches the batter, or (2) The batter makes no attempt to avoid being touched by the ball;
If the ball is in the strike zone when it touches the batter, it shall be called a strike, whether or not the batter tries to avoid the ball. If the ball is outside the strike zone when it touches the batter, it shall be called a ball if he makes no attempt to avoid being touched.
2007-10-05 18:02:38
1293.   Shaun P
1279 That's the spirit, rbj! Beer! The cause of - and solution to - all of life's problems!
2007-10-05 18:02:42
1294.   bobtaco
They have to score here, after Mo, the deluge.
2007-10-05 18:03:25
1295.   AbbyNormal821
...see, it's games like this that make me ask "why did I quit smoking?" Maybe I should smoke something else...to go with a beer! ;-P
2007-10-05 18:03:49
1296.   Mattpat11
Who pitches the 11th?
2007-10-05 18:03:51
1297.   Shaun P
Thank GOD!

And Mo said - Lo, I make you no promises about Vizcaino or Farnsworth. But Shelley will hit, and you will be contented.

And there was much cheering on the Banter!

2007-10-05 18:04:33
1298.   fansince77
I'll take a basehit. Forget homerun. I'll take anything but another weak pop up or ground ball.
2007-10-05 18:04:39
1299.   El Lay Dave
1295 "Looks like I picked the wrong week to stop sniffing glue."
2007-10-05 18:05:03
1300.   rbj
1295 Yeah, I picked the wrong season to quit drugs.
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2007-10-05 18:05:17
1301.   ny2ca2dc
1297 Thanks for the commic relief 'bro'. trying to stay balanced....failing...
2007-10-05 18:05:48
1302.   AbbyNormal821
1297 and Moses spoketh unto Ramses..."so let it be written, so let it be done!"
2007-10-05 18:05:55
1303.   Bluebleeder87
1289

I can't help but agree with you another thing about him is that he doesn't seem to expand to much energy, I guess that's why he's been able to do it for so long, yanks are very fortunete to have a Mariano Rivera to bail them out for ALL THESE YEARS.

2007-10-05 18:06:20
1304.   pistolpete
Shelley's going to drill himself into the ground alá Dave Winfield.
2007-10-05 18:06:22
1305.   nick
Shelley not getting cheated tonight=
2007-10-05 18:06:25
1306.   dianagramr
Bob Sheppard to miss LDS due to bronchial infection:

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=txyankeessheppard&prov=st&type=lgns

2007-10-05 18:06:32
1307.   cult of basebaal
shelley really is like frankenstein's monster ... all gangly uncoordinated brute strength
2007-10-05 18:06:37
1308.   thelarmis
haha on that swing. shelly is such a big lug. i still think he does something big...NOW!!!
2007-10-05 18:06:45
1309.   Shaun P
1301 Me too. You're welcome, 'bro'.

Where are Sliced and RIYank? I figured I'd get one of there attention with the Biblical Mo stuff.

2007-10-05 18:07:34
1310.   Mattpat11
Who pitches the 11th?
2007-10-05 18:07:42
1311.   AbbyNormal821
1299 1300 Surely you can't be serious!
;-P
2007-10-05 18:07:43
1312.   NC Highlander
Wow Duncan is slooow.
2007-10-05 18:07:50
1313.   thelarmis
ah, crap. c'mon johnny. pretend it's the 1st AB from last nites game...
2007-10-05 18:08:18
1314.   Shaun P
He tried so hard.

Up to Damon now. Who's warming in the pen? I don't think TBS has bothered to show or say, but I have it on mute.

2007-10-05 18:08:30
1315.   tommyl
Who's up in the pen?
2007-10-05 18:08:42
1316.   fansince77
C'mon Johnny- be good. be on base. Give Cap a chance.
2007-10-05 18:08:59
1317.   NC Highlander
This game is excruciating.
2007-10-05 18:08:59
1318.   ny2ca2dc
at least duncinstien busted down the line. looking at you robinson
2007-10-05 18:09:32
1319.   AbbyNormal821
funny that they wanted to start these games early and yet this flippin' game is running like a normally scheduled one!
uckfay-ouyay, TBS!
2007-10-05 18:09:33
1320.   tommyl
Do you remember when we last got a hit (not counting the Bobby Abreu special?)
2007-10-05 18:09:35
1321.   Bluebleeder87
I hear Jonny Damon cooks a good stake...
2007-10-05 18:09:48
1322.   Mattpat11
Oh christ.
2007-10-05 18:09:48
1323.   cult of basebaal
man ... this sucks
2007-10-05 18:09:50
1324.   pistolpete
KISS MY ASS.
2007-10-05 18:10:07
1325.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
he didn`t swing!!
2007-10-05 18:10:09
1326.   weeping for brunnhilde
That's the second time Johnny went down on a check swing.

Slider down and away.

2007-10-05 18:10:10
1327.   ny2ca2dc
christ tbs is bad. they have no idea what to do. bullpen shot please. but they say Mo is wearing earplugs. gee, thanks. wtf?
2007-10-05 18:10:10
1328.   Shaun P
Sure looked like he checked his swing to me.

Got a plane to catch, Laz?

2007-10-05 18:10:34
1329.   El Lay Dave
They could load 'em up with two outs for ARod.
2007-10-05 18:10:37
1330.   fansince77
1311 I am shirley and stop calling me serious.
2007-10-05 18:10:37
1331.   thelarmis
jeter will win it next frame. somehow...
2007-10-05 18:10:48
1332.   nick
man, by far the best offense in the league, the most runs scored since the dynasty started--and we look like a bunch of unsuccessful punch & judy hitters out there-
2007-10-05 18:10:54
1333.   tommyl
C'mon, the last train to Riverdale is at 10:20, I have to leave in like 25 minutes to catch it.
2007-10-05 18:11:05
1334.   williamnyy23
Is it too late to win the division and play the Angels?
2007-10-05 18:11:32
1335.   ny2ca2dc
nice if they'd shown a birds eye view of the check swing...
2007-10-05 18:11:37
1336.   Yankees Brasil
3 Hits in 11 Innings. Great Job.
2007-10-05 18:11:52
1337.   Shaun P
1327 I almost miss FOX. Another day of this bs and I will miss FOX.

I can't believe I just typed that.

2007-10-05 18:11:54
1338.   Zack
This is awful.Year after year its the same story, no offense what so ever. Game 1 might have been on Wang, but this is 100% the offense. Sabathia, Carmona, Perez etc are good, but please, they aren't THIS good. Where is that amazing offense we've heard about year after year. poop
2007-10-05 18:12:00
1339.   El Lay Dave
or not.
2007-10-05 18:12:41
1340.   ny2ca2dc
how does this keep happening...
2007-10-05 18:12:42
1341.   cult of basebaal
c'mon AUGUST VIZ
2007-10-05 18:12:52
1342.   Shaun P
1334 At home?

Yeah william, its too late.

2007-10-05 18:12:52
1343.   tommyl
Oh no, Kenny Lofton is up against Viz.
2007-10-05 18:12:53
1344.   fansince77
Geezus - All the kings horses and all the kings men couldn't put Tony Gwynn together again...
2007-10-05 18:12:57
1345.   williamnyy23
Viz in the game to saves the Yankees season...this is like watching a horror movie.
2007-10-05 18:12:59
1346.   weeping for brunnhilde
Ok, Team, here we go!

Let's go YANK-ees!

2007-10-05 18:13:36
1347.   pistolpete
Pitching and defense wins championships, but is 2 runs that much to ask for?
2007-10-05 18:13:42
1348.   AbbyNormal821
Think Viz can handle this inning? Me scared!
2007-10-05 18:13:44
1349.   weeping for brunnhilde
He's being squeezed...
2007-10-05 18:13:47
1350.   NC Highlander
Well it's been fun. Vizcaino will surely blow it.
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2007-10-05 18:13:51
1351.   fansince77
Wherethefuckwas that !@
2007-10-05 18:13:55
1352.   Bluebleeder87
Dude, this umpire reeks!!!
2007-10-05 18:14:07
1353.   tommyl
Here we go...
2007-10-05 18:14:12
1354.   ny2ca2dc
game 1 on offense too, had they done some damage the good relievers would've stepped in early- maybe hughes at the 4th or 5th, then we win.

great umping blue. this is fucking sorry. where'd the huge zone go?

2007-10-05 18:14:18
1355.   bobtaco
Viz is going to walk the winning run on?
2007-10-05 18:14:19
1356.   weeping for brunnhilde
1347 Two lousy runs.
2007-10-05 18:14:32
1357.   williamnyy23
This game is over...guess you cant expect to win with only two relief pitchers.
2007-10-05 18:14:37
1358.   fansince77
Thanks Viz- four pitches. four pitches.
2007-10-05 18:14:43
1359.   tommyl
Fucking Vizcaino. Throw strikes.
2007-10-05 18:14:52
1360.   weeping for brunnhilde
Oakland had us down 0-2 once.

No worries.

2007-10-05 18:14:52
1361.   Emma Span
Can anybody think of an example, in the entire history of MLB, of a team losing a playoff series because of a swarm of insects?

I can't believe I'm even having this conversation.

2007-10-05 18:14:52
1362.   rbj
Thanks, Viz.
2007-10-05 18:15:10
1363.   AbbyNormal821
Oh, joy!
2007-10-05 18:15:26
1364.   Simone
1338 Sabathia, Carmona, and Perez have been this good of late. I always knew that these would be pitchers' duels. I'm not sure why so many people here are acting surprised at this.
2007-10-05 18:15:29
1365.   tommyl
How is it that teams like the Indians can build a super BP and we can't find one guy behind Mo and Joba?
2007-10-05 18:15:30
1366.   Shaun P
Damn you Luis Vizcaino!

I can't believe this.

2007-10-05 18:15:33
1367.   williamnyy23
You have to take Viz out here...a 4 pitch walk is rarely a good sign.
2007-10-05 18:15:37
1368.   thelarmis
christ. kenny 'dave roberts' lofton. bogus.

and now boston is already winning. goddamn this season has turned to shit quick...

2007-10-05 18:16:10
1369.   AbbyNormal821
Suck it up Viz, pick up your skirt, grab your hoo-ha's and pitch into a DP!
2007-10-05 18:16:17
1370.   weeping for brunnhilde
1367 Especially to a veteran base-stealing slap-hitter.
2007-10-05 18:16:54
1371.   Bluebleeder87
If I were you I'd write to the commish'es office, pronto...
2007-10-05 18:17:04
1372.   williamnyy23
1368 Great...another WS flag flying at Fenway.
2007-10-05 18:17:04
1373.   Mattpat11
1357 I said that all year. But we had guys with UPSIDE* whose arms we liked.

*Upside is code for walks the ballpark

2007-10-05 18:17:13
1374.   Shaun P
1361 Emma! Hooray! Good things always happen when Emma is here!

Suddenly I feel strangely calm.

And to answer your question - not that I can think of. But I bet Steven Goldman would know for sure.

2007-10-05 18:17:37
1375.   ny2ca2dc
I keep getting more and more annoyed with the post season, especially now with all the off days. The season is a long grind, and the post is an absurd tournament where anything can happen. whats the fucking point. but the wildcard & 3 divisions fuck up the old fashioned pennant race, so wtf. christ
2007-10-05 18:18:05
1376.   Simone
1367 Take out Viz because Farnesworth and who ever is left is so much better. Right.
2007-10-05 18:18:16
1377.   Bluebleeder87
Franklin Gutierrez was a Dodger rookie farm hand.
2007-10-05 18:18:20
1378.   bobtaco
1361 There better be frogs or the rivers turning to blood in the Bronx.
2007-10-05 18:18:44
1379.   pistolpete
Everyone get ready to watch Papelbon dance naked on the mound in Los Angeles in a few days.
2007-10-05 18:19:25
1380.   cult of basebaal
lovely ... angels spitting it up in beantown
2007-10-05 18:19:32
1381.   El Lay Dave
1361 David Eckstein isn't much bigger than a swarm of insect.
2007-10-05 18:19:42
1382.   weeping for brunnhilde
1379 Bleccchhh.
2007-10-05 18:19:43
1383.   SF Yanks
Is there any way to get rid of Viz, Bruney, Villone, and Farns during the off-season. Send them all in one package and take next to nothing in return and I'd be thrilled. Seriously.
2007-10-05 18:19:48
1384.   Shaun P
Would a K-CS be too much to ask for right now?
2007-10-05 18:20:06
1385.   NC Highlander
Maybe the bugs will migrate to Boston after the game.
2007-10-05 18:20:14
1386.   El Lay Dave
1379 Anaheim. Don't fall for the Los Angeles bullshit.
2007-10-05 18:20:35
1387.   Shaun P
1383 Rest easy. Viz and Villone are both free agents. They can be dismissed quite easily.
2007-10-05 18:20:50
1388.   weeping for brunnhilde
Ohhh, FUCK!!!!!!!!!!!1
2007-10-05 18:20:59
1389.   thelarmis
fucking ass dribble.
2007-10-05 18:21:03
1390.   AbbyNormal821
buh-bye, Viz
2007-10-05 18:21:03
1391.   tommyl
Well this should be the game...damnit damnit damnit
2007-10-05 18:21:07
1392.   Shaun P
Son of a BITCH!
2007-10-05 18:21:07
1393.   williamnyy23
Viz has absoluetly nothing...is Joe going to let him lose the game on principle?
2007-10-05 18:21:11
1394.   pistolpete
Hey everybody, in case you forgot it's 9 feet from 1st base to the cutout in the infield.

Game over soon - thanks Viz.

2007-10-05 18:21:13
1395.   ny2ca2dc
well that's that. too bad he couldn't get the bunt down...

shoot me

2007-10-05 18:21:21
1396.   weeping for brunnhilde
Fuck, it's right over the fucking dish.
2007-10-05 18:21:22
1397.   cult of basebaal
wheeeeee ... thanks Viz, a hanger was just what we needed
2007-10-05 18:21:34
1398.   dianagramr
Gwynn is just parroting Caray .... oy!
2007-10-05 18:21:46
1399.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
can`t believe we will lose this game because of damn bugs...not even going to watch the Boston game now, too depressing...
2007-10-05 18:21:50
1400.   weeping for brunnhilde
That it should come to this.

That it should all come to this.

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2007-10-05 18:21:53
1401.   Mike Carminati
That's bad. Awful pitch. You've got to pull Vizcaino here, don't you?
2007-10-05 18:22:03
1402.   fansince77
Good job Viz...Good job Joe for torching Viz' arm for the playoffs. Good job Jeter for not even being in the picture screen for that...This is yet another loaded gun and I am afraid there are WAY TOO MANY BULLETS PER CHAMBERS.
2007-10-05 18:22:04
1403.   cult of basebaal
and now an intentional walk ... and then???
2007-10-05 18:22:13
1404.   Bluebleeder87
Joba Chamberlin was sweating so much that the insects were stuck on his body not cool.
2007-10-05 18:22:13
1405.   nick
time to call dad, start talking about winter...
2007-10-05 18:22:20
1406.   ny2ca2dc
1393 uh, there's no alternative. farnsworth?! no
2007-10-05 18:22:22
1407.   pistolpete
I half-expected that ball to get thrown into right field and the game end.
2007-10-05 18:22:28
1408.   tommyl
So lets start the who we should keep and get rid of in the offseason debate.

I can't believe I have tickets to game 4 and I won't even get to go to a game.

2007-10-05 18:22:33
1409.   thelarmis
this is ugly. about to get uglier...
2007-10-05 18:22:39
1410.   williamnyy23
Bases loaded for a guy who can't throw strikes...a walkoff walk would definitely put the capper on this debacle.
2007-10-05 18:22:41
1411.   weeping for brunnhilde
I think I'm going to start crying.
2007-10-05 18:22:45
1412.   bobtaco
Assdribble for the win.
2007-10-05 18:22:52
1413.   Mike Carminati
Guess not, but don't walk the bases full here.
2007-10-05 18:23:03
1414.   Max
1393 1401 Who is going to come in that can save us? Again, this is all on the offense.
2007-10-05 18:23:05
1415.   ny2ca2dc
ah, better arm in right.
2007-10-05 18:23:25
1416.   thelarmis
set up the DP.

a non-noodle arm in left...

2007-10-05 18:23:36
1417.   Shaun P
1403 No No NO PLEASE NO.

How many times this year did Viz intentionally walk a guy, and then walk the next guy? IIRC, at least twice, maybe three times.

I can't fucking believe this.

2007-10-05 18:23:41
1418.   Simone
Pull Vizcaino for WHO? Did you miss this season when the bullpen other than Mo and Joba have been nightmares? Why would that change now?
2007-10-05 18:23:45
1419.   nick
I know you have to do it, but what % of IBBs in this situation are immediately followed by an UBB?
2007-10-05 18:23:46
1420.   williamnyy23
1406 Alternative? You mean to losing the game?
2007-10-05 18:23:53
1421.   pistolpete
1410 How about a HBP. That's be fun too.
2007-10-05 18:23:58
1422.   NC Highlander
Viz makes me nervous even when he IBB someone.
2007-10-05 18:24:02
1423.   Bluebleeder87
Dodger Stadium is a cake walk compared to Camden Yards.... (insects)
2007-10-05 18:24:10
1424.   pistolpete
1410 How about a HBP. That'd be fun too.
2007-10-05 18:24:48
1425.   Shaun P
Jim Dean did not deserve this. They have GOT to find a way to pull this out.
2007-10-05 18:24:59
1426.   AbbyNormal821
1411 i'm down a 1/2 box of Kleenex myself!
1408 ssssh! don't say that. You're going! I know it's not easy, but keep positive (when the fuck did I become Deepak Choprah?)
2007-10-05 18:25:13
1427.   rbj
1408 Keep A-Rod. And Posada. And Mo.
I'm actually optimistic for our rotation next year: Wang, Pettitte, Joba, Hughes and Kennedy/Moose.
Three good, young arms should lessen reliance on a shaky bullpen.
2007-10-05 18:25:38
1428.   Bluebleeder87
Errr,I mean Jacobs field
2007-10-05 18:25:40
1429.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
10:30am here...what to do on a beautiful fall Saturday now?? go back to bed....Damn BUGS!
2007-10-05 18:25:50
1430.   ny2ca2dc
I'd still rather viz here than farns. though it wont matter in about 2 minutes...
2007-10-05 18:26:03
1431.   weeping for brunnhilde
1424 Ooooooh, wouldn't it?

Or better still, a pb or wp!

2007-10-05 18:26:33
1432.   El Lay Dave
1410 Catcher's Interference!
2007-10-05 18:26:35
1433.   Simone
THERE IS NO ONE ELSE!!!!!!!
2007-10-05 18:26:36
1434.   Shaun P
1418 But for last night, Hughes would be very useful right now.
2007-10-05 18:26:58
1435.   Mattpat11
Who could possibly come in?
2007-10-05 18:26:59
1436.   dianagramr
why didn't Viz use some bug spray too?
2007-10-05 18:27:29
1437.   weeping for brunnhilde
1432 ha ha ha hah ah ah !!!
2007-10-05 18:27:30
1438.   nick
Viz's pitches out of the zone wouldn't fool a baby--
2007-10-05 18:27:36
1439.   Mattpat11
Who could possibly come in?
2007-10-05 18:28:00
1440.   tommyl
Oh man, Hafner
2007-10-05 18:28:16
1441.   Bluebleeder87
Either the Yanks have great pitching or the Indians have bad hitters.
2007-10-05 18:28:49
1442.   thelarmis
whew. 1 more. please, 1 more...
2007-10-05 18:28:58
1443.   Shaun P
Luis Vizcaino, you'll never hear another bad word come from my mouth about you - or typed on a keyboard by me about you - if you can just get out of this.

In fact, I will fall over myself praising you.

2007-10-05 18:28:59
1444.   Simone
1427 I'm extremely optimistic about next season's rotation. All those young pitchers will pitch well and go deep in games.
2007-10-05 18:29:09
1445.   cult of basebaal
alright ... hafner fails, arod doesn't ... the bottom of the 12th falls where it may
2007-10-05 18:29:17
1446.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
cmon, strike out Pronk and let`s get another chance!!
2007-10-05 18:29:19
1447.   nick
"there's a good start for the Indians"--wtf!?
2007-10-05 18:29:27
1448.   NC Highlander
I would rather see anyone here except pronk...and lofton.
2007-10-05 18:29:30
1449.   Bluebleeder87
apparently the toaster has 2 hamsters working overtime today...
2007-10-05 18:29:39
1450.   pistolpete
Jesus, thank god for the IF rule. Shelley looked like he might kill himself, Posada, Vizcaino, and drop the ball in the process.
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2007-10-05 18:29:46
1451.   Mattpat11
1434 Hughes has 29 walks in 72 innings
2007-10-05 18:30:07
1452.   thelarmis
how is that NOT a strike?????????
2007-10-05 18:30:21
1453.   tommyl
where was that pitch?
2007-10-05 18:30:28
1454.   pistolpete
Where on earth did the 'Pronk' monicker come from?
2007-10-05 18:30:37
1455.   Mike Carminati
By the way, that was NOT an "infield fly" according to the rules:

An INFIELD FLY is a fair fly ball (not including a line drive nor an attempted bunt) which can be caught by an infielder with ordinary effort, when first and second, or first, second and third bases are occupied, before two are out.

2007-10-05 18:30:39
1456.   El Lay Dave
1440 That was the choice. Sizemore and Cabrera, or Cabrera and Pronk. Torre chose the latter.
2007-10-05 18:30:44
1457.   weeping for brunnhilde
Why did Mary Shelley Duncanstein's Monster and Robby nearly collide?
2007-10-05 18:30:56
1458.   OldYanksFan
LUCKY... swings at ball 3. ONE MORE STRIKE!!
2007-10-05 18:30:58
1459.   Shaun P
1452 I thought the same thing, but Gameday says it was way outside.

CMON VIZCAINO - ONE MORE STRIKE!

2007-10-05 18:31:20
1460.   ny2ca2dc
and here it comes
2007-10-05 18:31:31
1461.   weeping for brunnhilde
I'm feeling so, so ill.

In the stomach.

2007-10-05 18:31:33
1462.   pistolpete
Oh great, 3-2. I'm going to vomit.
2007-10-05 18:31:38
1463.   tommyl
If he walks it in. Geez.
2007-10-05 18:31:41
1464.   rbj
Fuck. 3-2, bases loaded.
2007-10-05 18:31:41
1465.   nick
please at least make him hit it, Viz-
2007-10-05 18:31:49
1466.   thelarmis
1454 project and donkey.

last pitch...

2007-10-05 18:31:50
1467.   Bluebleeder87
the moment of truth...
2007-10-05 18:32:02
1468.   randym77
Is Sardinha really a defensive upgrade? Wasn't he an infielder until recently?
2007-10-05 18:32:26
1469.   weeping for brunnhilde
Agggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!
2007-10-05 18:32:30
1470.   randym77
Oh, crap.
2007-10-05 18:32:45
1471.   rbj
@#$!#$%#$%$#$%!%$^E%^$TY$!!!!!!
2007-10-05 18:32:54
1472.   tommyl
FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK

Great being here with all of you.

2007-10-05 18:32:55
1473.   pistolpete
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2007-10-05 18:33:03
1474.   cult of basebaal
g'nite everybody ... see you sunday ... hopefully not for the last time this season
2007-10-05 18:33:10
1475.   Simone
Oh well. Next year.
2007-10-05 18:33:12
1476.   NC Highlander
Insert expletive.
2007-10-05 18:33:14
1477.   weeping for brunnhilde
It's not fair.

We worked so hard.

We've come so far.

2007-10-05 18:33:16
1478.   AbbyNormal821
son of a bitch!
2007-10-05 18:33:22
1479.   thelarmis
i am sooooo sad. : (
2007-10-05 18:33:28
1480.   williamnyy23
Viz was not getting out of the inning...I'm glad Joe choose to sit by and watch his last few days as Yankee manager come to an end.
2007-10-05 18:33:28
1481.   OldYanksFan
He HAD to throw a strike. It was of the meatball variety.
2007-10-05 18:33:47
1482.   ny2ca2dc
gunshot. my brains on the wall.
2007-10-05 18:34:04
1483.   Flip Play
horrible
excruciating
2007-10-05 18:34:17
1484.   Shaun P
1451 Compared to 45 for Viz in just a couple more innings.

This blows. This fucking blows. Fucking Indians.

2007-10-05 18:34:24
1485.   cult of basebaal
oh, one more thing ... FUCK YOU CHIP
2007-10-05 18:34:25
1486.   weeping for brunnhilde
I can't watch this fucking shit.

I can't stand to see them celebrate.

2007-10-05 18:34:25
1487.   randym77
And it would be friggin' Lofton again.
2007-10-05 18:34:34
1488.   OldYanksFan
we will just have to win 3 in a row.
2007-10-05 18:34:40
1489.   pistolpete
I'm sure gonna miss Alex and Joe.
2007-10-05 18:34:43
1490.   AbbyNormal821
all right, all right...fuck it! Yankees need to take Saturday to regroup and then break out the super economy, pinstriped can of whoop-ass on Sunday.
2007-10-05 18:35:14
1491.   bobtaco
Hafner is the player of the game over Carmona?

Wow.

2007-10-05 18:35:15
1492.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
:(
well, we did come back two down to Oakland that time...but....
2007-10-05 18:35:20
1493.   weeping for brunnhilde
1485 Yeah, and one from me too.
2007-10-05 18:35:28
1494.   AbbyNormal821
1488 that's the spirit!
2007-10-05 18:35:28
1495.   Simone
1480 Mel is gone so he can't be blamed for the bad pitching. Joe will be gone so you won't be able to blame him for the players failing to perform. How empty your Yankee fandom will be.
2007-10-05 18:35:44
1496.   thelarmis
at least the halos have taken the lead...

i can't believe we're on the brink of elimination. soooo frustrating...

2007-10-05 18:35:49
1497.   pistolpete
1490 Gosh I wish I could be 1/10000th as positive as you are right now.
2007-10-05 18:35:49
1498.   weeping for brunnhilde
1487 But of course.
2007-10-05 18:36:01
1499.   fansince77
why do i feel like the yankees did everything possible to lose...everything. THis doesn't feel like an Indian win...but it's a Yankee display of complete and utter fucking inexcusable ineptitude. 3 hits. Four pitch walks. Shitty at bats. dropped third strikes. fall behind hitters all night. absolutely undeserved by us the fans.
2007-10-05 18:36:17
1500.   Shaun P
1474 Even if this season ends on Sunday, I'd still rather spend Sunday night here with all you folks here than anywhere else.

This team has got to have one more comeback left in it. I hope.

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2007-10-05 18:36:18
1501.   Zack
Well, fire the whole staff. It's all you can do. Four seasons in a row of utter and complete domination by the opposing pitching staff. Ridiculous. All we will hear about is how amazing the Indian's pitching is, but I'm sorry, they just aren't THAT good. The Yankees offense ALL SEASON hasn't been worth jack shit in extra innings, and they played today all game like it was extra innings. Pathetic. I;m not even mad, I am just resigned to a long offseason and no more Joe
2007-10-05 18:36:30
1502.   weeping for brunnhilde
1488 We did it to Oakland, we can do it to these clowns.
2007-10-05 18:36:36
1503.   dianagramr
g'night folks ....
2007-10-05 18:36:40
1504.   cult of basebaal
1477 fair? what's fair got to do with it???
2007-10-05 18:36:50
1505.   Yankees Brasil
Fucking pathetic. No other way to describe this team.
2007-10-05 18:37:00
1506.   trainwreck
You guys should have a better time facing Westbrook in the next game.
2007-10-05 18:37:11
1507.   williamnyy23
After Joba and Mo, the Yankees has one relief pitcher who could strikes. Joe decided he didn't a guy like Britton, and this is the result. I am really sick and tired of Torre playing a key role in Yankee playoff disasters. I am looking forward to making it back to the playoffs with a competent manager at the helm.
2007-10-05 18:37:13
1508.   nick
ok, folks--break out the cliches--one game at a time....count to 3.....til next time-
2007-10-05 18:38:02
1509.   AbbyNormal821
1497 I have to be...what else can I/we do? They're going to get enough crap from dickheads like Lupica, just best that us fans try to give 'em some positive reinforcement.
Joe talking to media on YES postgame now..
2007-10-05 18:38:28
1510.   SF Yanks
1480 But you'll have nobody to blame. Wait, what am I saying? I'm sure you'll find plenty of people to blame.
2007-10-05 18:38:41
1511.   Simone
1507 Joe, blah, blah... Joe, blah, blah...
2007-10-05 18:38:41
1512.   williamnyy23
1495 Who is Mel? Once Joe is dismissed, my fandom will be liberated because the players can go back to being the main reason why the Yankees win or lose.
2007-10-05 18:39:24
1513.   bobtaco
So if Alex goes hitless and they drop the next game, do they still pursue him hard if he opts out?
2007-10-05 18:40:26
1514.   pistolpete
1509 Yeah like I can stomach a postgame right now.

It's Friday night. Time to start drinking straight through until Sunday afternoon.

2007-10-05 18:40:28
1515.   weeping for brunnhilde
I'm just feeling so ill.
2007-10-05 18:40:44
1516.   fansince77
Thanks to all of you Banterers, and btw my dog's ribs thank you too. so much healthier to get out here than anywhere else. I am disgusted. I am sick. I am fucking pissed off. I am signing off. Adios.
2007-10-05 18:41:18
1517.   williamnyy23
Would you consider lineup changes? Not really. I am not thinking about Sunday.

Great Joe...why bother thinking about Sunday. Of course, knowing Joe, he'll bat Arod 8th but let Matsui keep grinding out outs.

2007-10-05 18:41:25
1518.   pistolpete
1513 I would, because we still need to MAKE the playoffs.
2007-10-05 18:41:40
1519.   SF Yanks
1507 While your at it, blame Torre's mother for giving birth to him.
2007-10-05 18:42:00
1520.   Max
1507 Britton? BRITTON?! Now you're delusional. But you'll get your wish when we get swept this weekend and Joe is out.

It is just so laughable that even when Joe pushes the most obvious buttons and the players fail him, it somehow comes down to manufacturing a reason he is to blame...including concocting some reason like an insignificant minor leaguer who should have been placed on the roster.

I think he's gone once we lose the series, but your nihilistic blame-game with him is absurd.

2007-10-05 18:42:15
1521.   nyy jim
I have a friend who says the whole f'n problem with the yankees is because ARod is wearing the unlucky 13 on his back. While it was supposed to be a joke, I'm actually starting to believe it. This has been a very painful season and I can't wait til it's over, one way or another.
2007-10-05 18:42:17
1522.   pistolpete
1517 Why not thinking about Sunday? Is he resigning tomorrow?

Oh please oh please oh please.

2007-10-05 18:42:33
1523.   AbbyNormal821
I blame the bugs...fuck the bugs. Damn you bugs! Damn you all to hell!
2007-10-05 18:42:36
1524.   JeremyM
Well, the baseball gods are clearly against the Yankees. The flies were there after the 7th or so, but they freaking honed in on Joba--there must've been 30 on his neck. What a terrible way to lose the lead.
2007-10-05 18:43:15
1525.   williamnyy23
1510 Maybe, but with Joe, the blame is warranted. Losing because your manager doesn't have a clue seems to be a complete waste.
2007-10-05 18:43:51
1526.   pistolpete
LET'S GO HALOS.
2007-10-05 18:44:05
1527.   rbj
D-Day: War's over, man. Wormer dropped the big one.
Bluto: Over? Did you say "over"? Nothing is over until we decide it is! Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell no!
Otter: [whispering] Germans?
Boon: Forget it, he's rolling.
Bluto: And it ain't over now. 'Cause when the goin' gets tough... the tough get goin'! Who's with me? Let's go! [runs out, alone; then returns] What the fuck happened to the Delta I used to know? Where's the spirit? Where's the guts, huh? "Ooh, we're afraid to go with you Bluto, we might get in trouble." Well just kiss my ass from now on! Not me! I'm not gonna take this. Wormer, he's a dead man! Marmalard, dead! Niedermeyer -
Otter: Dead! Bluto's right. Psychotic, but absolutely right. We gotta take these bastards. Now we could do it with conventional weapons that could take years and cost millions of lives. No, I think we have to go all out. I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody's part.
Bluto: We're just the guys to do it.
D-Day: Let's do it.
Bluto: LET'S DO IT!!
2007-10-05 18:44:17
1528.   williamnyy23
Considering Giambi is 9-17 against Cleveland would you liek to get him involved?

Joe: We'll look at it.

Gee, thanks Joe.

2007-10-05 18:45:21
1529.   El Lay Dave
Tough loss, but when the offense musters up three whopping hits, it's hard to blame the suspect bullpen for the loss. It shouldn't have come to that.
2007-10-05 18:46:05
1530.   SF Yanks
1525 And what was the obvious mistake in this game? Should he have gone to Santana in the 11th? How about Joba's son?
2007-10-05 18:46:16
1531.   randym77
I was surprised there was no change in the lineup today. I thought Joe would find a way to get Giambi in there, maybe.

I guess Melky and Minky proved their worth tonight. Maybe Matsui should sit.

2007-10-05 18:46:27
1532.   RIYank
I stepped out, but watched the bottom of the ninth and the extras at a bar. Unfortunately.
2007-10-05 18:46:58
1533.   El Lay Dave
1527 Clemens makes for a passable Bluto.
2007-10-05 18:47:09
1534.   williamnyy23
1520 The litany of Torre's post season blunders is well reported. From starting Wang on the road, to picking a bullpen of guys who can't throw strikes to shelving Giambi in favor of an injured Matsui are all glaring errors that point squarely to Joe.

All year, the Torre supporters have turned a blind eye, and once again we are facing a first round exit. Maybe that's just fine to you, but I want a manager who actually gives his team a better chance.

2007-10-05 18:47:26
1535.   RIYank
1529 True.
Still, it's depressing to have two of the very top relievers in baseball, and then everyone else is really horrible.
2007-10-05 18:47:44
1536.   AbbyNormal821
what i wouldn't give for a Mallowmar cookie right now...mmmmm!
2007-10-05 18:47:58
1537.   JeremyM
My only problem with Joe's managing is his usage of Matsui. I don't know what else you can argue with.
2007-10-05 18:48:08
1538.   El Lay Dave
1532 The readily available "medication" was handy though, I'll bet.
2007-10-05 18:48:13
1539.   OldYanksFan
Great pitching beats great hitting.
We ALL know that.
We had hope... and the fat Lady has not sung yet.
We are sooooooooo fortunate that somehow, out of an absolutely dry farm we have:
Wang, Cano, Melky, Hughes, Joba, IPK and a number of other arms that should come through.

It was an amazing run to get to where we are now.
Our pitching was in the BOTTOM HALF of the leauge this year.

Next year will be a different story.

The Farm brought us Jeter, Posada, Pettitte, Mo and Bernie. Then, for 10 years, Steinbrenner trashed it.

It is amazing that Cashman has produced such a fine 2008 team.

We have a great team. But not enough pitching.
Lets see if Roger can live up to the legend tomorrow.

2007-10-05 18:49:04
1540.   Simone
1520 Yep, he actually mentioned "Britton." He is delusional and obsessed with blaming Joe for every player failure. Just two years ago, a lot of the posters and Cliff were determined to blame Mel for every bad pitch. That was just as irritating and ridiculous.
2007-10-05 18:49:44
1541.   RIYank
Okay, so I figure we are now underdogs, right?

And if you think about it, winning this series is not as long a shot as you might think. We need three straight -- well, we took three straight from the Indians this season. Twice.

For games Three and Four, we're favorites. Home field. Weak Cleveland starters.

We're underdogs, but I won't be shocked if we take this thing.

2007-10-05 18:49:48
1542.   pistolpete
Seems like if the other team we're facing in a DS has two solid starters, we're dead in the water.
2007-10-05 18:50:13
1543.   Simone
1534 Joe, blah, blah... Joe, blah, blah...
2007-10-05 18:50:19
1544.   williamnyy23
1540 Introduce yourself to Brittons stats and then explain why he doesn't deserve to be on the roster. Sorry, why let facts get in the way?
2007-10-05 18:50:19
1545.   williamnyy23
1540 Introduce yourself to Brittons stats and then explain why he doesn't deserve to be on the roster. Sorry, why let facts get in the way?
2007-10-05 18:50:25
1546.   rbj
1534 Who starts in place of Wang? Joe was correct in having Andy start game 2, as you either go 1-1 or 0-2 in that situation. Second game is pivotal. Clemens & Moose are too big a question mark. I'm not starting a half-season rookie in game one.
Matsui over Giambi is questionable.
2007-10-05 18:50:37
1547.   AbbyNormal821
1541 'atta boy!
2007-10-05 18:50:58
1548.   williamnyy23
1543 Yep...that's pretty much what comes out of Joe's head in these games.
2007-10-05 18:51:06
1549.   RIYank
Yeah, we all... well, most of us are aware of that, Simone.

I actually thought Wedge managed badly. Though Perez for two innings, wow, that took guts, and it worked.

2007-10-05 18:51:46
1550.   Simone
1548 Joe, blah, blah... Joe, blah, blah...
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2007-10-05 18:53:00
1551.   williamnyy23
1546 You are starting Clemens and Mussina anyway, so why are they too risky for game 2? Instead of saving Wang for the Stadium, Joe thumbed his nose at the numbers and paid the price.
2007-10-05 18:53:08
1552.   rbj
g'night all.

#%$@#%)(#$%^%$^!!!!

2007-10-05 18:53:39
1553.   RIYank
Come on. Roger Sunday, against, well, nobody, who cares? We'll win by seven. Joba and Mo will get to watch. Monday we'll have Hughes ready, too, and the whole Good Pitching Beats Good Hitting thing will be in our favor.

Hey, I've talked myself into this! I'm looking forward to it!

2007-10-05 18:54:21
1554.   pistolpete
1551 That much I agree with - Wang should have been the Game 3 starter. Pettite and Clemens 1 & 2.
2007-10-05 18:54:44
1555.   AbbyNormal821
1553 aaah, my powers of positive thinking have worked!
2007-10-05 18:55:32
1556.   pistolpete
I hope a catering table got turned over tonight. Someone needs to light a fire.
2007-10-05 18:55:58
1557.   williamnyy23
1554 That's a huge deal...it's not like Joe didn't put a hit and run on. He completely mismanaged the starting assignments and then selected a bullpen designed to lose close games.
2007-10-05 18:56:10
1558.   El Lay Dave
1549 Perez threw 23 pitches total, only nine in his first inning.

Wedge didn't really have to do much, other than PH Gutierrez once Pettitte was out. And stick with Carmona for the ninth.

2007-10-05 18:56:12
1559.   SF Yanks
1534 Yeah your right. Clearly it's the fault of Torre that Damon went 0 for 5, Jeter and Abreu went 2 for 8, ARod, Matsui, Posada, and Cano went 0 for 14, Melky, Meinthaxyz, and Duncan went 1 for 8. It's also his fault for stating our ace in game one. It's also his fault that there is no one dependable in the pen besides Mo and Joba.

You are a piece of work man and I have never seen someone live in hindsight as much as you. Everything is perfect until the moment failure hits with you. If Torre did this then he should've done that, and if he does that he shoulda done this.

I know he makes mistakes but you aren't going to find a flawless manager. You are just setting yourself up for eternal baseball depression with your outlook. If that's the way you want to be then knock yourself out. I'll try and not stand in your way, but sometimes I can't help it. Now proceed with the bashing, hating, pessimism, etc...

2007-10-05 18:56:49
1560.   AbbyNormal821
all right kids, I'm outtie. Try and have a good rest of your evenings! See ya's on Sunday and keep the faith!!!!
2007-10-05 18:57:01
1561.   OldYanksFan
1554 Yes. If Joe had done that, and we still lost, I can just imagine how understanding we would be here. The press too. Facing a team with better pitching, what do you do? NOT throw your best starter and 19 game winner twice. Good call. Manage by the seasons home field record.
2007-10-05 18:57:15
1562.   williamnyy23
1556 Judging by Joe's look in the post game, he seems dazed. He didn't have a single answer when asked about his thoughts going forward. Every response was "we'll have to look at that."
2007-10-05 18:58:38
1563.   pistolpete
1561 What good is a 19-game winner if he's got an 8+ ERA at Jacobs field?
2007-10-05 18:58:44
1564.   williamnyy23
1559 Every gaffe I mentioned were pure first guesses. You can check the threads. I am sorry I don't drink the Joe Kool-aid, but I guess that means there's more for you.
2007-10-05 18:59:27
1565.   3rd gen yankee fan
I am not pleased.

If the bats don't wake the fuck up, we're going nowhere. Where's the steamroller that we had in September! Damn we had the Sux fans in full-on panic mode!

Makes me want to smoke cigarettes again. Damn.

2007-10-05 18:59:39
1566.   Max
1544 Please tell Mr. Cashman and all the other people in the Yankee organization that, last time I checked, played a significant role in determining the post season roster.

But of course, why consider the complexities of decision making regarding the post season roster when it's so much easier to blame Joe?

William, you make some good points and I agree with you as much as I disagree despite your pessimism. But you are simply irrational in the degree of blame you place on Torre. I don't like many of his decisions and really don't care if he's gone after this year, but I refuse to give the players a pass for non-performance because I'm not blinded by hatred for a single individual.

Again, you'll get your wish when he gets the boot soon. Pardon me if I'm not celebrating with you because I'm so disappointed with the performance of our hitters, and don't see how a different manager makes that much of a difference in the short term.

2007-10-05 19:00:03
1567.   Yankees Brasil
If we win Sunday, Joe better have Wang pitching game 4. And please let's send Matsui back to Japan.
2007-10-05 19:00:37
1568.   williamnyy23
1561 Yeah, because throwing Pettitte twice would have been a bad option. I guess I see your point thought: it's better to manage by titles like "ace" than actually utilizing statitics.
2007-10-05 19:02:29
1569.   pistolpete
Bob Lorenz is a doofus. I'm signing off.

I think this pretty much sums it up -

"F*CKING BUGS!"

2007-10-05 19:03:00
1570.   williamnyy23
1566 Yes...it would be easier if the players would perform, but shouldn't a manager pick up his team when they don't? The simple substitution of Giambi or Matsui alone might have been enough to win this game. No one is asking Torre to move mountains, but how about some simple, common sense use of matchups?
2007-10-05 19:03:08
1571.   RIYank
1558 Perez threw 23 pitches total, only nine in his first inning.
Oh, I know, but he threw two innings yesterday too! That's what I meant.
2007-10-05 19:03:17
1572.   Mattpat11
This team just has to find a way to salvage the season. If they do, as people claim, they will.
2007-10-05 19:05:24
1573.   El Lay Dave
1571 EDRP !
2007-10-05 19:06:45
1574.   SF Yanks
And for those who are astonished that Wang started game one and thought he should have started game 3, where is it that you voiced your strong opinions on the matter before hand? I love how it's he shoulda done this or that after the matter. William, if you stated from the beginning that you were really upset with Joe for starting Wang in game one, I would be able to see why your upset a tad, but only a tad more. Instead you wait until disaster hits before you voice your frustrations leading me to believe you live in hindsight. But whatever.

And with that, I'm out. Hopefully Sunday brings us a better day.

2007-10-05 19:06:48
1575.   Mattpat11
1572 *do have heart
2007-10-05 19:07:30
1576.   Mattpat11
1574 I actually floated that a couple weeks ago, but it didn't and still doesn't bother me enough to really lose it.
2007-10-05 19:08:02
1577.   williamnyy23
1574 Nope...wrong again...I advocated Wang in game three as early as last week. Sorry.
2007-10-05 19:09:29
1578.   williamnyy23
Well...either three more wins to a great comeback or one more loss to a better manager (assuming Cashman does his due diligence).
2007-10-05 19:10:06
1579.   RIYank
1573 Wheeeew. I'm impressed.
2007-10-05 19:10:47
1580.   Mattpat11
1534 He was given a bullpen of men that can't throw strikes.
2007-10-05 19:11:17
1581.   weeping for brunnhilde
Oh no.

Alex: "I thought I was the right man at the right time. I was excited about the situation."

Sounds defensive. It's in his head.

Fuck.

2007-10-05 19:11:19
1582.   3rd gen yankee fan
Go ahead, count us out, bitches. We'll be back.
2007-10-05 19:11:50
1583.   SF Yanks
Sorry one last thing. Even though I've already said this, it's worth repeating.

William, another reason why your bashing is irrational is because you're not going to find a flawless manager. They all manage a certain way and no doubt whoever is the Yankee manager, will have you pulling your hair out. My advice? Deal with it, because its not going to get any easier on you. But like I said, if you enjoy the pessimistic outlook, go for it.

And yes, I really am leaving now. I promise.

2007-10-05 19:12:25
1584.   williamnyy23
1580 I know people think it's funny, but Britton throws strikes.
2007-10-05 19:13:11
1585.   Mattpat11
I still don't know who was a better option than Vizcaino with Rivera and Chamberlain gone.
2007-10-05 19:14:40
1586.   weeping for brunnhilde
Jorgie hit the ball well.
2007-10-05 19:17:45
1587.   3rd gen yankee fan
I just hate to see you at each other's throats.
2007-10-05 19:17:47
1588.   RIYank
Weeping, I think that's exactly the reaction you'd hope for from A-Rod. I mean, you want him to be disappointed and upset, but not nuts over it, more puzzled.

(I'm no psychologist, though.)

2007-10-05 19:22:27
1589.   RIYank
So, anyone who's left: wanna swing by Cardboard Gods and decide which of the Two Evils to root for?
2007-10-05 19:24:42
1590.   weeping for brunnhilde
1588 I guess, it's just that by saying that, he seemed to implicitly confirm the legitimacy of the "Arod cracks under pressure" angle by wearing his confidence on his sleeve.

I mean, has he ever said that before? "I thought I was the right guy at the right time?"

I don't know, it was just my gut reaction. It sounded a bit scripted.

2007-10-05 19:25:48
1591.   Mattpat11
1584 I think his back to back lousy outings against Kansas and Toronto soured them on him.
2007-10-05 19:26:15
1592.   rconn23
The way this offense has played is unforgivable.I don't care how good Carmona and Perez were.
If they are so great watch what the Red Sox do to them next round. I'm tired of excuses being made for this team. This team is old and tired. It's time to put it out to pasture. And honestly, to many who take up this roster, Good Riddance I say.
2007-10-05 19:29:56
1593.   Mattpat11
They know that if they don't win the world series the whole second half is meaningless. I hope they rise from the ashes again.
2007-10-05 19:35:54
1594.   dwight
Torre has already filled out the lineup card for game 3:

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8. Damon Jeter Abreu Rodriguez Posada Matsui Cano Cabrera
9. Mientkiewicz

2007-10-05 19:36:41
1595.   Mattpat11
Well, Matsuzaka spit the bit again. Thats a consolation.
2007-10-05 19:44:05
1596.   weeping for brunnhilde
1595 Very small.
2007-10-05 19:45:26
1597.   Bruce Markusen
Although I'm fearful of repeating something already said earlier, it just boggles my mind how much trouble this team has scoring runs in the postseason. This is a trend that has been really evident since the tail-end of the 2004 Red Sox series; they didn't hit in those final four games against Boston, didn't hit in the '05 series against the Angels, and didn't hit after the first game of the '06 series against the Tigers.

I know that the level of pitching is better in the playoffs, but the Yankees seem to struggle against EVERYBODY lately, whether it's Sabathia (against whom they couldn't break through, despite having chances), Carmona, Justin Verlander, an injured Curt Schilling, and even a junkballer like Kenny Rogers. I mean, is the opposing pitching ALWAYS that good? At what point do you stop giving credit to the opposition pitcher and start looking inward at some deeper problem?

I don't expect the Yankees to score six runs a game against Indians pitching, but eight hits and four runs in 19 innings? And this from a lineup with three legitimate All-Stars, perhaps a fourth if we include Cano, and capable vets like Matsui and Abreu and Damon.

It's not that I have an answer, but if a team can be said to have a four-year slump in the postseason, then this Yankee team is doing it. It is bewildering, to say the least.

2007-10-05 19:49:23
1598.   Yanks Fan in Chicago
I could not agree more.
2007-10-05 19:50:06
1599.   weeping for brunnhilde
1597 "At what point do you stop giving credit to the opposition pitcher and start looking inward at some deeper problem?"

Excellent question.

2007-10-05 19:55:19
1600.   weeping for brunnhilde
"Get five innings out of Roger, then turn it over to the bullpen and hopefully they can hold it."

--Girardi on Sunday's game plan.

I guess it's doable, if we can score maybe 10 runs off of Westbrook.

Or get two a piece from JobaMo.

All right, it's just one game. Sunday's game. Let's win that one and go from there.

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2007-10-05 19:58:03
1601.   weeping for brunnhilde
Oh, God. Why did I just get the sick premonition that Westbrook will somehow pitch the game of his life?
2007-10-05 19:59:57
1602.   Mattpat11
1601 Because everything else has gone wrong
2007-10-05 20:02:19
1603.   Max
Tyler Kepner made an observation that struck me as well watching this game...the bugs seemed to disturb the Yankees much more than the Indians. Not just Joba, but it really struck me how much our guys were flailing their arms around, while the Indians seemed a bit more composed (apart from the occasional head jerk).

Not that they were an excuse, of course, but just so weird that an onset of bugs would wreak so much havoc. Then again, bugs or not bugs, we're still not hitting. Hope Westbrook is the antidote on Sunday.

2007-10-05 20:06:20
1604.   underdog
Sorry you guys :-( Tough, tough game, and I know it's frustrating the Yankees offense hasn't gotten on track but the Indians pitching was unbelievable today. It's amazing the Yanks still had a good chance to win, because of Pettite's guttiness (is that a word?) and Joba's bug-repellent. So maybe there is a deeper problem but Fausto is so tough - just watching the highlights now, it's hard. Anyway, I think they can still come back, I really do. But game 3 would be a start. Good luck Sunday. Enjoy the two days without the idiots from TBS, too.
2007-10-05 20:09:56
1605.   underdog
Btw, not to get mushy here, but I've been pulling for the Yankees for my dad's sake, as he's a big fan (as I'd said before) and his father, my grandfather, is basically on his last legs this month :-( So as a pick-me-up it would be nice if the Yankees could come back! But on the other hand, he's kind of distracted and things like that make baseball seem kind of small in comparison so he doesn't seem as into it as he might normally be. Anyway, sorry to bum you all out, but just to explain my unusual sentimental rooting interest for a team not my own.
2007-10-05 20:11:20
1606.   yankz
I can't believe it.

It wasn't the Red Sox or the Angels or the Indians that did us in. It wasn't the bullpen or the rookies.

It was motherfucking insects and the best lineup I've ever seen get shut down in an embarassing way.

Yeah, Carmona pitched the game of his life tonight. But to see the Yankees lose a game where the only run they gave up in 11 god damn innings was because of those motherfucking pieces of shit that clung to Joba's neck, well, that just hurts.

Pettitte, Mo, and Melky. Thank god for our farm system.

It's not over. They came back down 0-2 in '01. But now the season rests in the hands of "Hasn't pitched in weeks" Clemens and "I'll probably suck" Mussina. Yahoo.

I told myself last year I wouldn't get as worked up, and I'm not. There are millions and millions of fans who aren't fortunate enough to watch their teams in the playoffs, and I'm just thankful we got here after that horrendous start.

But this game still kills.

Good pitching beats good hitting. We get it now. We'll have good pitching all the time in a couple years.

Fuck.

(Oh, sorry Dodger fans. Codswallop.)

2007-10-05 20:12:29
1607.   yankz
1603 I blame Jeter. I bet he sprayed "Driven" all over the guys as they took the field.
2007-10-05 20:15:45
1608.   Bama Yankee
Maybe this would have helped, Joba:

http://i22.tinypic.com/2w50lsw.jpg

Tough game, we'll get 'em in the next three. This team has played from behind all year. They'll do it again... they better.

G'night all.

2007-10-05 20:18:46
1609.   Max
1604 underdog, you are one of the good guys as far as "outside" posters go around here, and your encouragement is greatly appreciated. I do hope the Yankees can at least win Game 3 to keep your dad and grandfather happy fans for at least another day. My best wishes for your grandfather's health as well.
2007-10-05 20:18:55
1610.   yankz
Also, I think the chances of Arod staying just cut in half.
2007-10-05 20:27:41
1611.   weeping for brunnhilde
1606 Exactly. That's exactly the size of it.
2007-10-05 20:28:58
1612.   underdog
Thanks Max. Me too. :-)

...

(Codswallop?)

2007-10-05 20:30:30
1613.   yankz
1611 I thought of you while writing it. It seemed like your style.

I'm frustrated as hell, but it's beyond anger now. I was angry for the past three seasons. Now, I realize that I shouldn't expect anything.

2007-10-05 20:34:08
1614.   yankz
Keith over at RLYW puts it really well:

"I will say only this—this team did an amazing thing just to make the postseason. For that reason, I had no expectations of anything good happening should the team get there, since I thought even playing in October would be a victory after April and May.

Which is the only reason why I'm not sucking down Drano right now..... "

2007-10-05 20:34:30
1615.   yankz
I knew they shouldn't have let Aaron Boone go. It's the curse of the Bamboonie.
2007-10-05 20:45:21
1616.   weeping for brunnhilde
1613 :)
2007-10-05 20:45:44
1617.   yankz
The hilarious assholes over at WithLeather found the pseudonym list and are mocking it. My favorite, from "phony gwynn":

"Pseudonym: [drawn picture of a fist breaking open a skull]

Real name: Kyle Farnsworth "

2007-10-05 20:47:02
1618.   weeping for brunnhilde
1614 Still, once you actually pull it off by redeeming the first two months of the season, you start to get excited.

Game by game.

Sunday's our game.

The sticks will show up.

2007-10-05 21:23:56
1619.   yankz
Pete sounds pretty confident saying this:

"If this season ends Sunday, that's the end of Joe Torre and probably the end of Alex Rodriguez in pinstripes as well. He'll take his MVP and look for a clean start.

That could also mean Jorge Posada and Mariano Rivera walk, too. Do not underestimate their loyalty to Torre. Think the Mets might want Posada?

Ron Guidry walks without Torre in charge. So might Larry Bowa and Tony Pena. By Monday morning, we could be looking at the start of massive changes."

2007-10-05 21:27:10
1620.   yankz
I just want Arod to homer and the Yankees to win that game.
2007-10-05 21:27:25
1621.   yankz
Are the rest of you drinking yourselves silly?
2007-10-05 21:34:30
1622.   weeping for brunnhilde
Yup.

Long Trail.

Yum.

2007-10-05 21:37:00
1623.   yankz
Jake Westbrook has a 3.66 ERA since July.

However, he's been terrible in Yankee Stadium his entire career.

2007-10-05 21:39:29
1624.   JeremyM
619 He doesn't know anything, he thought Torre was gone last year. Not hating on him, I'm just saying.

Yanks aren't dead yet, as long as they stay relaxed and try not to hit a seven-run homer on every swing in game 3, they'll win. Pitch Wang in game 4, they'll win. It's up for grabs then.

And Cutter-brand bug spray will develop a new anti- midge- gnat- Canadian soldier- flying ant spray and everything will come up roses in game 5. (What terrible product placement for Off, it didn't work at all.)

2007-10-05 21:41:17
1625.   yankz
BTW, if the Yankees can't come back, this will be the first time that I'll be rooting for the team that knocks us out. I find the Indians (especially their stars: Sizemore, Victor, Hafner, Carmona, and C.C.) to be very likeable, even if their fans are racist tools.

CLE-COL would be an outstanding World Series IMO.

2007-10-05 21:43:24
1626.   weeping for brunnhilde
1624 No, it most decidedly did not.
2007-10-05 21:44:11
1627.   JeremyM
1625 Well, considering their opposition, yeah, go Indians.

If I don't swear off baseball forever first!

2007-10-05 21:46:36
1628.   JeremyM
Boston just won on a 3-run Manny walk-off off of "K-Rod."

Good for them.

2007-10-05 21:46:43
1629.   yankz
1627 Hey man, not rooting for them yet...

I'm getting the most horrible flashbacks right now. Derek Lowe, Curt Schilling, Kenny Rogers. All pitchers the recent Yankees collapsed against in the playoffs. Dear god, please don't let Westbrook or Byrd join that list.

2007-10-05 21:50:11
1630.   Mike T
Manny Ramirez just demolished a K-Rod pitch to somewhere in northern Maine, a 3-run walkoff.
2007-10-05 21:55:15
1631.   nick
1597 four World Series in five years--it wasn't ALL because we were really good. And these frustrations also have their element of chance. When we look back on the last 12 yrs or so, the Billy Beane theory of the postseason starts to look more and more accurate. And yet Scott Brosius, on his deathbed, will likely think "my team was so &%%^#$%# clutch..."
2007-10-05 21:56:17
1632.   nick
1621 as Homer Simpson did not say "Red wine! Yummy!"
2007-10-05 21:57:28
1633.   yankz
Some consolation in the form of blind optimism...

some day, Joba and Phil will do to teams what Carmona and Sabathia just did to ours. But they'll be even better.

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