AJ For The Tie: Rangers-Yanks ALCS Gamer IV

Burnett for the Bombers, Hunter for the Rangers. Not to mix my sports metaphors, but I sincerely hope that I am totally wrong in thinking that tonight’s game is going to be fun to watch in the same way that “Football In The Groin” had a football in the groin. Where AJ is the football. And the groin is the Yankees post season. Comment away.


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  • It’s like we have a chance but not really…is that too fickle?

    krueg October 19, 2010, 6:19 pm
  • One of the pre-game “commenters’ predicted 8-7, NY!

    AlexDYF October 19, 2010, 8:02 pm
  • Wow…sick pitch to K Young????

    krueg October 19, 2010, 8:10 pm
  • 3UP, 3DOWN . . .

    AlexDYF October 19, 2010, 8:11 pm
  • Outstanding 1-2-3 1st for AJ!!!!! Pitches looked good…nice start.
    Come on bats, jump on this chump! LET’S GO YANKEES!!!!

    krueg October 19, 2010, 8:11 pm
  • 2 pitches…1 out…

    krueg October 19, 2010, 8:15 pm
  • 3 pitches…2 outs…

    krueg October 19, 2010, 8:15 pm
  • Freakin’ first pitch swinging – have patience!

    AlexDYF October 19, 2010, 8:16 pm
  • Tex is 0-11 this series…

    krueg October 19, 2010, 8:16 pm
  • Tex K’s weakly…less than 10 pitches, 3 outs…
    What the fuck in wrong with them?
    I want to punch a hole through the wall. Seriously.

    krueg October 19, 2010, 8:18 pm
  • Oh, and Tex is 0-12 now…great job.

    krueg October 19, 2010, 8:19 pm
  • K #2 for AJ…1 out…

    krueg October 19, 2010, 8:22 pm
  • 1-2-3 2nd for AJ…2 more K’s…

    krueg October 19, 2010, 8:27 pm
  • If we can’t hit this jerkoff…we are fucked anyway…

    krueg October 19, 2010, 8:30 pm
  • ARod flailing away like he’s still pre-2009…weak-ass pop fly.
    2-14 this series.
    Combined with Tex…2-26. Impressive.

    krueg October 19, 2010, 8:32 pm
  • Just like the playoffs with Baltimore!!!

    AlexDYF October 19, 2010, 8:34 pm
  • HR CANO!!!!! THE FANS IN RF GRAB THE BALL FROM THE OUTFIELDER!!!!
    The fans missed it anyway…but the fans did grab his glove. Great job fans!!!
    1-0

    krueg October 19, 2010, 8:35 pm
  • Hee hee!

    AlexDYF October 19, 2010, 8:35 pm
  • His glove was in the stands…I would grab it too.

    krueg October 19, 2010, 8:36 pm
  • Yes!!!!!! No doubt about that one!

    AlexDYF October 19, 2010, 8:38 pm
  • Replay on the Berkman HR…fair or foul?

    krueg October 19, 2010, 8:39 pm
  • Fingers crossed . . .

    AlexDYF October 19, 2010, 8:40 pm
  • foul ball…it looked like it was…

    krueg October 19, 2010, 8:41 pm
  • Bah . . .

    AlexDYF October 19, 2010, 8:41 pm
  • K. Lame. At least we got 1…
    1-0 after 2…

    krueg October 19, 2010, 8:44 pm
  • Leadoff walk…here we go…

    krueg October 19, 2010, 8:49 pm
  • Ball gets away from Cervelli…runner to 2nd…it begins…

    krueg October 19, 2010, 8:51 pm
  • Lovely, just fuckin’ lovely . . .

    AlexDYF October 19, 2010, 8:51 pm
  • Drills Molina…he has lost it…in the 3rd…which is farther than I thought he would make it…1st and 2nd…no outs…walk and HBP…
    Meldown imminent.

    krueg October 19, 2010, 8:52 pm
  • SAC bunt…2nd and 3rd with 1 out…lead about to evaporate…

    krueg October 19, 2010, 8:52 pm
  • 1-1.

    krueg October 19, 2010, 8:56 pm
  • Nice play, Tex. Limits the damage. Now if your BAT just starts talking . . .

    AlexDYF October 19, 2010, 8:56 pm
  • ARod boots the grounder…1-2. Fail.

    krueg October 19, 2010, 8:57 pm
  • Horseshit. Not A.J.’s fault . . .

    AlexDYF October 19, 2010, 8:57 pm
  • Walk and HBP both come in to score…of course…

    krueg October 19, 2010, 8:57 pm
  • 2 fucking runs without hitting a ball out of the fucking infield…pathetic. They have it this year, we don’t.

    krueg October 19, 2010, 8:58 pm
  • Here comes our garbage offense in the 3rd…1-2-3 perhaps? About 15 pitches?

    krueg October 19, 2010, 9:01 pm
  • 3 pitch K for pathetic Gardner…1 out…

    krueg October 19, 2010, 9:02 pm
  • Still a lot of baseball left..

    Lar October 19, 2010, 9:02 pm
  • 1 pitch ground out for Cervelli…awesome. 2 outs. 4 pitches so far…

    krueg October 19, 2010, 9:03 pm
  • 2 out triple for Jeter…let’s see if anyone can get a 2-out, RBI with RISP…
    Of course, a 2-out, RBI with RISP is about as rare as fucking Bigfoot but whatever…

    krueg October 19, 2010, 9:05 pm
  • Yes!! Grandy!

    AlexDYF October 19, 2010, 9:06 pm
  • GRANDERSON CAN!!!!!! 2-2!!!!! WE GOT A 2 OUT, RBI WITH RISP!!!! I CANNOT BELIEVE IT!!!!

    krueg October 19, 2010, 9:06 pm
  • Here comes 0-12…I mean Tex…

    krueg October 19, 2010, 9:07 pm
  • Tied game, but let’s blow this one out..

    Lar October 19, 2010, 9:09 pm
  • Balk. Granderson to 2nd…

    krueg October 19, 2010, 9:09 pm
  • Balk, balk . . .

    AlexDYF October 19, 2010, 9:10 pm
  • 0-13. Fail.

    krueg October 19, 2010, 9:10 pm
  • AJ back out…let’s see what THIS inning brings…

    krueg October 19, 2010, 9:13 pm
  • Leadoff single…fuck. Had him 0-2…ran it full, hit…

    krueg October 19, 2010, 9:16 pm
  • K…nice.

    krueg October 19, 2010, 9:17 pm
  • Now he can’t find the zone again…

    krueg October 19, 2010, 9:19 pm
  • 2 outs.

    krueg October 19, 2010, 9:19 pm
  • AJ throws up a doughnut…great job!

    krueg October 19, 2010, 9:21 pm
  • A.J. looks good tonight – so far.

    AlexDYF October 19, 2010, 9:21 pm
  • Aside from fucking it up in the 3rd….yes…hopefully that was his meltdown inning…

    krueg October 19, 2010, 9:22 pm
  • ARod…do something besides get out please?

    krueg October 19, 2010, 9:24 pm
  • HBP.
    Well, at least he didn’t get out…

    krueg October 19, 2010, 9:26 pm
  • First leadoff baserunner….ever.

    krueg October 19, 2010, 9:27 pm
  • Ground rule double my ass . . . these guys suck.

    AlexDYF October 19, 2010, 9:30 pm
  • Cano singles…1st and 2nd…no outs…let’s do this.

    krueg October 19, 2010, 9:31 pm
  • Need to take that ball 4, what the hell..

    Lar October 19, 2010, 9:38 pm
  • Swish insists on swinging on what would have been ball 4!

    AlexDYF October 19, 2010, 9:38 pm
  • Swisher swings at bullshit…K. DP on and they’re out of it…unreal.
    All our big guns are fucking shooting blanks. Pathetic.

    krueg October 19, 2010, 9:38 pm
  • Single for Berkman…bases loaded, 1 out for….Gardner. Yeah.

    krueg October 19, 2010, 9:43 pm
  • NOW we’ll see . . . bases loaded.

    AlexDYF October 19, 2010, 9:43 pm
  • Got a run…3-2. Infleld single, well fielder choice…out at 3rd…1st and 2nd, 2 outs for Cervelli…

    krueg October 19, 2010, 9:48 pm
  • Well, I could think of better ways to score a run but I’ll take it . . .

    AlexDYF October 19, 2010, 9:48 pm
  • That’s a tough way to score, but would take it. Unfortunately they only got one run out of it..

    Lar October 19, 2010, 9:50 pm
  • K. Well, bases loaded with 1 out and we get 1 run…impressive. Not.

    krueg October 19, 2010, 9:50 pm
  • leadoff single then a HUGE DP!

    krueg October 19, 2010, 9:55 pm
  • Double play – nice.

    AlexDYF October 19, 2010, 9:56 pm
  • 2 strike, 2 out single…uh oh.

    krueg October 19, 2010, 9:57 pm
  • Stolen base…easily I might add…

    krueg October 19, 2010, 10:01 pm
  • Walk…2 on now for Hamilton…all this after having 2 strikes with 2 outs on Andrus…now we are fucked. THIS is where AJ falls apart…with 2 outs.

    krueg October 19, 2010, 10:04 pm
  • Gardner almost makes a great catch in the stands…stupid fucking fans got in the way…deny the catch. How can you be so stupid in that situation for your OWN TEAM!!! MORONS!!!
    This will come back to bite us. Would have been the 3rd out on 1 pitch.

    krueg October 19, 2010, 10:05 pm
  • If they score now they should throw that asshole OUT OF THE BALLPARK.

    AlexDYF October 19, 2010, 10:05 pm
  • 2 strikes on the 3rd straight batter…

    krueg October 19, 2010, 10:06 pm
  • Fly out. Whew.

    krueg October 19, 2010, 10:07 pm
  • My sentiment exactly.

    AlexDYF October 19, 2010, 10:08 pm
  • Top of the order…

    krueg October 19, 2010, 10:10 pm
  • Jeter 4-15…

    krueg October 19, 2010, 10:11 pm
  • DOUBLE!!!!!

    krueg October 19, 2010, 10:11 pm
  • JETER!

    Lar October 19, 2010, 10:12 pm
  • Ball 4 . . .

    AlexDYF October 19, 2010, 10:13 pm
  • 4 pitch walk to Curtis…while he was trying to bunt…2 on, no outs for Tex…0-13…

    krueg October 19, 2010, 10:14 pm
  • Oh shit . . .

    AlexDYF October 19, 2010, 10:16 pm
  • Weak-ass grounder to 3rd…almost hits into a DP…out at third and now Tex appears to have pulled a hammy…out of the game…0-14, We’re fucked.

    krueg October 19, 2010, 10:17 pm
  • ARod? Maybe?

    krueg October 19, 2010, 10:18 pm
  • I bet Tex is out for the rest of the playoffs…no way a hammy heals fast, nor in cold weather…we’re screwed.

    krueg October 19, 2010, 10:20 pm
  • Fuck . . .

    AlexDYF October 19, 2010, 10:22 pm
  • Double fucking play. Great job ARod.
    2-29 for our #3 and #4 hitters. We’re fucking finished.

    krueg October 19, 2010, 10:22 pm
  • I literally don’t even know what fucking team I am watching anymore…

    krueg October 19, 2010, 10:23 pm
  • Left a ton of guys on base…nothing to show for it…Tex out…another leadoff single…what fucking hope do we have at this point? AJ throwing balls…Joba up in the pen…awesome.

    krueg October 19, 2010, 10:28 pm
  • Walking this guy???

    AlexDYF October 19, 2010, 10:31 pm
  • FUCK! UNBELIEVABLE!!! SHIT!

    AlexDYF October 19, 2010, 10:33 pm
  • …AND there it is. IBB to get to a garbage Molina. First pitch HR.
    3-5.
    Game over.
    Season over.
    Fuck you Yankees. You are a huge fucking disappointment.

    krueg October 19, 2010, 10:33 pm
  • That was on Giradi. If you’re going to IBB the 8th guy.. at least take out AJ..

    Lar October 19, 2010, 10:36 pm
  • Also, you take your IPs from AJ and go, riding his luck too much that time..

    Lar October 19, 2010, 10:37 pm
  • Good point, Lar. How about they bring Joe back next year? Confirmation on Tex – hamstring injury.

    AlexDYF October 19, 2010, 10:39 pm
  • 9 outs left.

    Lar October 19, 2010, 10:44 pm
  • That was Joe TORRE I was referring to . . .

    AlexDYF October 19, 2010, 10:46 pm
  • 6-3 – atta boy Logan. This fuckin’ Hamilton is a PAIN IN THER ASS.

    AlexDYF October 19, 2010, 10:51 pm
  • That one you have to live with, but still sour over the other HR..

    Lar October 19, 2010, 10:52 pm
  • While the Yanks still not swinging the bat, even with a lead off double, they cannot score. Bah. Maybe this is just not their year.

    Lar October 19, 2010, 10:53 pm
  • It’s over boys. Just turn it off.
    They are better. Period.

    krueg October 19, 2010, 10:53 pm
  • Fuck it – better luck next year. Ciao.

    AlexDYF October 19, 2010, 10:55 pm
  • See…now they just crumble.
    They make big pitches, we give up HR’s…
    They get big hits, we ground into DP’s and K…
    They have mental fortitude, we have marshmellow-y, soft vaginas where are balls should be…
    I guess we really did miss Damon and Godzilla, huh???
    Talk to you guys next year.

    krueg October 19, 2010, 10:55 pm
  • Nothing goes right, when it rains, it pours..

    Lar October 19, 2010, 10:57 pm
  • These Yanks do not talk walks today, some critical self strikeouts..

    Lar October 19, 2010, 11:13 pm
  • While the Yanks don’t get those bounces and breaks. It’s been a long series..

    Lar October 19, 2010, 11:15 pm
  • Pitching was not clutch, but the bats quiet all series, other than a stolen game 1..

    Lar October 19, 2010, 11:17 pm
  • What will Swisher do?

    Lar October 19, 2010, 11:44 pm
  • Nothing. Berkman. At least got to add a ding or two here.. make a dent in that lead..

    Lar October 19, 2010, 11:49 pm
  • Swisher and Berk did not do anything with the chance given.

    Lar October 19, 2010, 11:50 pm
  • It all comes together.. for the Rangers.

    Lar October 19, 2010, 11:55 pm
  • Those are the runs that the Yanks could’ve used. Whatever happened to bullpens?

    Lar October 19, 2010, 11:58 pm
  • And of course, with bases empty Gardner leads off with a single.

    Lar October 20, 2010, 12:08 am
  • I know a lot of the blame is going to be on Girardi today for the IBB to Murphy, but it really wasn’t a terrible move. Murphy has an ERA+ of 115, and Molina’s is 60. He only hit 5 homers this year… what are the odds?
    Aside from that, it’s absolute horseshit that they didn’t review the Cano homer. Thankfully it ended up not mattering in the end.

    Atheose - SF October 20, 2010, 7:44 am
  • There was no reason to review the Cano HR…it hit a foot into the stands and when the player goes into the stands, he’s fair game. It was nothing like the ’96 HR where the fan reached into the field of play.
    Regardless, we’re finished so fuck it.

    krueg October 20, 2010, 10:10 am
  • The last 3 playoff games I attended were Game 1 of last year’s World Series (Cliff Lee’s complete game shutout of the Yankees), and the last two games in the Bronx. These were three of the most depressing, embarassing, humiliating Yankee post-season losses in my memory and they are now burned there together with Game 7 of the 2004 ALCS which I also sat through in the stands. I think I should stop mortgaging my house to attend these games.
    Couple comments on last night’s game:
    1. Girardi should not have walked Murphy – this is not monday-morning-quarterbacking…everyone with the exception of one moron in our section was up in arms over the move before Molina hit his 3-run HR. I don’t care what side of the plate they bat from. AJ has trouble keeping guys off base, he throws tons of wild pitches and hits guys, and he had already given more than a guy on a 3-week layoff could have been expected to. You simply do NOT give a free pass to the guy representing the go-ahead run in that situation. And it should not be a shock to anyone that Bengie Molina has power. He has demonstrated it against the Yankees again and again, from Anaheim to Texas.
    2. Having IBB’ed Murphy, Girardi should NOT have kept Burnett in. He had done as much (indeed more) than could have been expected already.
    3. The Yankees are not faintly in this series. Why? Exhibit A: No one is hitting the ball consistently well except for Robinson Cano. Our 3 and 4 hitters are the worst offenders – Teix 0-for-the-series and A-Rod having hit 5 singles total this October. Exhibit B: No one is giving playoff-caliber starting pitching other than Pettitte. CC has been horrible and somehow bailed out in both the ALDS and ALCS by the offense. Hughes had a great outing in the ALDS and one of his worst ever in Texas. Exhibit C: No one is giving dominant bullpen relief other than Dustin Moseley (once) and Mo (though he has barely factored in thanks to the holes they’ve dug themselves). Exhibit D: Joe Girardi has made poor poor decisions – especially last night.
    If you combine no hitting, no starting pitching, a shaky bullpen, and poor management, you simply have no right to win a series. Their defense has been pretty good all post-season with a couple exceptions. But every other aspect of the game has been played outright poorly.

    IronHorse (YF) October 20, 2010, 10:41 am

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