ALCS Game 3: Yankees vs Angels

Not much needs to be said here other than keep on doing what you are doing boys.  Lineups after the jump.

Today's Lineups:

Yankees

Derek Jeter SS
Johnny Damon LF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Hideki Matsui DH
Jorge Posada C
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Melky Cabrera CF

On The Bump: Andrew Eugene Pettitte

Angels
Chone Figgins 3B
Bobby Abreu RF
Torii Hunter CF
Vladimir Guerrero DH
Juan Rivera LF
Kendry Morales 1B
Howie Kendrick 2B
Mike Napoli C
Erick Aybar SS

Pitching For The Angels: Jered "Don't Call Me Jeff" Weaver

340 comments… add one
  • LET’S GO YANKEES!!!!
    Took a half day and I’m ready to rock. Let’s do this Andy.

    krueg is positive October 19, 2009, 4:05 pm
  • What kind of fan base needs artificial noisemakers??? I mean, really??? How pathetic is that?
    Like the stupid cowbells in Tampa…make noise with your voice and hands losers.

    krueg is positive October 19, 2009, 4:14 pm
  • LEADOFF BOMB FOR CAPTAIN CLUTCH!!!! HE DESTROYED THAT PITCH!!!! 1-0!!!!!

    krueg is positive October 19, 2009, 4:16 pm
  • 2 quick outs by Johnny and Tex…ARod strolls to the plate with 2 outs…Boo’s rain upon him but he doesn’t care anymore, he gets to touch Kate Hudson…

    krueg is positive October 19, 2009, 4:19 pm
  • 3 outs. Got one though…come on Andy.

    krueg is positive October 19, 2009, 4:19 pm
  • Leadoff single for Figgy…gulp.

    krueg is positive October 19, 2009, 4:23 pm
  • Fat Bobby fouls out to Tex. 1 out. Sweet.

    krueg is positive October 19, 2009, 4:27 pm
  • BIG DP!!! No damage…nice start. LET’S SCORE SOME MORE RUNS ON THAT ASS!!!

    krueg is positive October 19, 2009, 4:29 pm
  • Leadoff single for Godzilla…

    krueg is positive October 19, 2009, 4:34 pm
  • Bill Miller getting a little too excited. You don’t normally see guys getting punched out on strike 2.

    doug YF October 19, 2009, 4:37 pm
  • Hip Hip walks, 1st and 2nd, no outs…

    krueg is positive October 19, 2009, 4:37 pm
  • Weaver’s having trouble locating his fastball. We may be seeing the Bugs Bunny curve all day.

    doug YF October 19, 2009, 4:38 pm
  • Yeah, that was gouche Dougie Fresh.

    krueg is positive October 19, 2009, 4:38 pm
  • Cano with men on base.. dum dee dum..
    No Cano, please do not swing at those balls and help him out..

    Lar October 19, 2009, 4:40 pm
  • Cano with a FC, moves the runner to third, and managed not to GIDP. I say that was mildly successful.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 4:40 pm
  • Cano grounds into a fielders choice…lame…1st and 3rd, 1 out for Swishalicious…

    krueg is positive October 19, 2009, 4:41 pm
  • Swisher only needing a deep-ish flyball..

    Lar October 19, 2009, 4:41 pm
  • One thing SFs and YFs can agree on: The umps this postseason have been an embarrassment. (What did Posada say when he was rung up on Strike 2?)

    Hudson October 19, 2009, 4:42 pm
  • Not deep enough, especially not with Matsui running. Bah.
    Two outs, and here’s Melky trying to cash in..

    Lar October 19, 2009, 4:42 pm
  • Swish pops up too short to score Godzilla…christ. Melky up with 2 outs, would really suck to blow this opportunity…

    krueg is positive October 19, 2009, 4:42 pm
  • krueg’s non-violent commentary has made me useless, haha..

    Lar October 19, 2009, 4:44 pm
  • 1st and 2nd, no outs and no runs. That was not good.

    krueg is positive October 19, 2009, 4:45 pm
  • when are swisher and cabrera going to get a hit? they have practically been two automatic outs this entire postseason

    snowballa October 19, 2009, 4:46 pm
  • Yanks do not take advantage, and one of these games it’s going to come back to bite them..

    Lar October 19, 2009, 4:48 pm
  • Cano with almost the insane range to come up with that one, but no dice, Vlad with a leadoff single..

    Lar October 19, 2009, 4:49 pm
  • I don’t have audio, anything amusing between that Posada exchange with the ump?

    Lar October 19, 2009, 4:49 pm
  • I’m like the Hulk Lar, it’s only a matter of time…the way this is going already.

    krueg is positive October 19, 2009, 4:50 pm
  • Another DP to take the place of the one that did not happen. End of 2, 1-0 Yanks, but they better score a few more, just in case..

    Lar October 19, 2009, 4:56 pm
  • ANOTHER DP!!!! GREAT JOB ANDY!!!! Wow.
    Jeter up…let’s go.

    krueg is positive October 19, 2009, 4:56 pm
  • MANY more runs…these games have all been too close, we need 10!!!

    krueg is positive October 19, 2009, 4:56 pm
  • No. The ump asked him what time they got in.

    John -YF October 19, 2009, 4:57 pm
  • 2 super quick outs…come on.

    krueg is positive October 19, 2009, 5:00 pm
  • Weaver at 50 pitches through 3. Quick inning here, might’ve done Weaver a favor..

    Lar October 19, 2009, 5:02 pm
  • Pathetic offense…just awful.

    krueg is positive October 19, 2009, 5:02 pm
  • Bobby Abreu doesn’t get within 50 feet of that ball.

    doug YF October 19, 2009, 5:07 pm
  • AP has been money so far, but offense has been horrible. Let’s get this show started already!

    Lar October 19, 2009, 5:15 pm
  • They stole a base…causing the fake noise to pick up some volume! Those SoCal folks can sure knock inflatable sticks together! Impressive!!!! Not.
    Andy with another good inning, i.e. no runs.

    krueg is positive October 19, 2009, 5:15 pm
  • Bah, what the hell does he think he is, hitting a HR that doesn’t tie the game.
    Go Yanks!

    Lar October 19, 2009, 5:19 pm
  • ABOMB OVER THE BULLPEN IN LF!!!! 2-0!!!!! Wow ARod, wow.

    krueg is positive October 19, 2009, 5:20 pm
  • And go ARod, of course, hehe..

    Lar October 19, 2009, 5:20 pm
  • alright party people!
    A-Rod!!!
    live from jakarta!!!

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 5:20 pm
  • A-Rod completely WASTED that curve.

    doug YF October 19, 2009, 5:20 pm
  • Matsui draws a walk. Yep, don’t help him out!

    Lar October 19, 2009, 5:21 pm
  • Godzilla walks again…Weaver is scared of him.

    krueg is positive October 19, 2009, 5:21 pm
  • Wear a condom Nick!!!!

    krueg is positive October 19, 2009, 5:22 pm
  • looks like they brought that jet-stream on the road with them… ;)

    dc October 19, 2009, 5:23 pm
  • Posada singles, and we have the same situation again – Matsui on second, Posada at first, no outs. Will Cano/Swish/Melky step it up on this do-over?
    Weaver already up at 67 pitches.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 5:24 pm
  • alright alright alright. Liking the feel of this inning. Might the Yanks finally explode?!

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 5:24 pm
  • Hip Hip single…1st and 2nd, no outs for the “bottom 3rd”. Time to do some damage boys, put these fools down now. Do it. You know you want to.

    krueg is positive October 19, 2009, 5:24 pm
  • What a beautiful thing, that swing.

    attackgerbil October 19, 2009, 5:24 pm
  • Um…am I having f-cking deja vue??? You have got to be kidding me right now…

    krueg is positive October 19, 2009, 5:26 pm
  • Cano does the same thing, with a FC, putting men on the corners. Worse is he did it in only two pitches..

    Lar October 19, 2009, 5:26 pm
  • Swisher only needing a deep-ish flyball..

    Lar October 19, 2009, 5:26 pm
  • went to a dance club in Kuala Lumpur (yeah I mispelled it probably) where the DJ started every sentence with “Party people!”
    So, that’s what I’m doing now.
    Alright, party people! Swisher needs to come through here.

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 5:27 pm
  • A-Rod has more HRs (38) and more RBIs (82) in this ballpark than in any ballpark (other than those in Seattle, Texas, and NY that he has called him). He loves it here.

    IronHorse October 19, 2009, 5:27 pm
  • Scoscia said he feels like the Angels have momentum? Huh? Always positive, that’s an admirable trait.

    John - YF October 19, 2009, 5:27 pm
  • Can someone please tell Pat Sajak to move. I can’t focus on the game with him behind the plate.

    John - YF October 19, 2009, 5:28 pm
  • They do have momentum. And so did the Titanic.

    IronHorse October 19, 2009, 5:28 pm
  • swisher looks clueless at the plate.

    snowballa October 19, 2009, 5:29 pm
  • Swish K. Motherf-cker.

    krueg is positive October 19, 2009, 5:30 pm
  • party people. wtf?
    really come on. Swisher has been in a malaise this postseason.

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 5:30 pm
  • Swisher strikes out, essentially repeating his pop out from the other inning. Here’s Melky, the last of the group with another opportunity to redeem himself..
    We’re up 2-0, but really.. wow. Really should be more.
    Weaver at 75 pitches..

    Lar October 19, 2009, 5:30 pm
  • The “Rally Killers” strike again. Great job guys.

    krueg is positive October 19, 2009, 5:32 pm
  • Yanks wastes another opportunity to tack on a run or two. Bah.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 5:33 pm
  • Way to help out Pettitte. As-holes.

    krueg is positive October 19, 2009, 5:33 pm
  • Weaver at 79 pitchers after 4 the only good thing so far. Well, and the HRs.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 5:33 pm
  • The Yanks offense has been Derek Jeter and A-Rod.
    That’s it.
    Party people.

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 5:34 pm
  • Oddly, AP’s average leverage is higher than Weaver’s. Still early..

    Lar October 19, 2009, 5:36 pm
  • Abreu with a line drive, but right at JD, one out.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 5:38 pm
  • well that was scary. Abreu lines it but Damon is right there. Seemed like a hit off the bat.

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 5:38 pm
  • don’t have a good feeling about this vlad at bat

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 5:41 pm
  • Hunter with a one out single.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 5:41 pm
  • Let’s go double play.

    walein October 19, 2009, 5:41 pm
  • 3-0 pitch to Vlad. Err.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 5:42 pm
  • A close 3-0 strike to Vlad. 3-1, let’s go DP for AP!

    Lar October 19, 2009, 5:42 pm
  • AP said I don’t need a DP, I just need to pick off Hunter. I expected Hunter to run on that pitch, and obviously AP did too. Good job to get a key out..

    Lar October 19, 2009, 5:43 pm
  • yes!

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 5:43 pm
  • I was just IMing to Nick that it would be great to get the pickoff!

    walein October 19, 2009, 5:43 pm
  • Vlad walks on a 3-2 pitch, wasn’t close. But at least there are two outs.. Rivera now up.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 5:44 pm
  • Buck praying for the hr as he jinxes the yanks

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 5:45 pm
  • End of inning. End of 4, 2-0 yanks. AP on 51 pitches.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 5:46 pm
  • AP gets out of it. Great job!
    Top of the line-up needs to do some damage. Weaver has been practically asking to get lit up.

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 5:47 pm
  • “…Scoscia said he feels like the Angels have momentum? …”
    and, we’ve got mo-rivera ;)

    dc October 19, 2009, 5:48 pm
  • Seriously, the Yanks really need to blow the game out of the water so we don’t even need to use Mo. Mo has pitched every game thus far.
    Not to mention Weaver isn’t even pitching a good game to merit it.
    Jeter gave it a ride, but right at Abreu, deep to RF. A quick one pitch out.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 5:49 pm
  • wsell jeter doesn’t help build the weaver pitch count although he had another good swing. 1 pitch, 1 out

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 5:50 pm
  • JD with a solo shot! 3-0 Yanks!

    Lar October 19, 2009, 5:50 pm
  • Bandbox.

    doug YF October 19, 2009, 5:50 pm
  • JOHNNY!!!!!!!

    walein October 19, 2009, 5:50 pm
  • 3-0. Awesome.

    krueg is positive October 19, 2009, 5:50 pm
  • there’s that damn jet stream again

    dc October 19, 2009, 5:51 pm
  • Nick – I thought the same thing, but he had a good swing on it, and being one of the few people hitting well, who can blame him? Heheh..

    Lar October 19, 2009, 5:51 pm
  • woo hoo!

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 5:51 pm
  • I said it in April and in September and I’ll say it again – I love Andy in October. He knows how to pitch in big games, on the road, whatever. He bears down on the best of them, knows how to avoid big innings, and can pitch without his best stuff. In that inning he piched well around Vlad who already had a hit and is always dangerous, kept cool and went right after Rivera. He is no ace, but I’m thrilled to have him as our # 3 and would even be happy with him as the # 2.

    IronHorse October 19, 2009, 5:52 pm
  • They’re clearly getting good swings on him, as ARod just missed one..

    Lar October 19, 2009, 5:53 pm
  • Damn. Just a tad bit under it.

    walein October 19, 2009, 5:53 pm
  • thought that was gone off the bat.

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 5:53 pm
  • But in either case, the score is “only” 3-0, and I would love it if they can score just a few more.. I’m greedy, but might as well!

    Lar October 19, 2009, 5:54 pm
  • Hey look – with Damon’s AB the chances of geting one run in this inning went up to 100%.

    IronHorse October 19, 2009, 5:54 pm
  • cmon Matsui

    walein October 19, 2009, 5:56 pm
  • Matsui strikes out. A few moon shots and close calls, but they only scored one. 3-0 Yanks, Weaver at 95 pitches or so.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 5:56 pm
  • Sometimes you wonder what they are looking at when they swing at a pitch like that?
    Well, I’ll take the “small” long-ball.

    walein October 19, 2009, 5:56 pm
  • Matsui thought that pitch was breaking in, I guess, as he flails and misses
    okay, Weaver has pitched very poorly and we have 3 runs to show for it. I’m thinking we should have at least 5.

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 5:57 pm
  • AP gets the k on Morales who is just a very poor hitter on the right side.

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 6:00 pm
  • Ya, I think Matsui just trying to foul it off, but it never came back in..
    And Kendrick just jacked one. 3-1 game. If they don’t win this, they have the awful situational hitting to blame.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 6:01 pm
  • Fireworks and a log plume ride for Howie Kendrick. How cute.

    doug YF October 19, 2009, 6:01 pm
  • 3-1. lame.

    krueg is positive October 19, 2009, 6:01 pm
  • kendrick kills it. fucks

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 6:01 pm
  • and with the post fireworks haze, Andy looks like he’s pitching through Jakarta air.

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 6:03 pm
  • Andy strikes out Napoli. Way to bounce back.

    doug YF October 19, 2009, 6:03 pm
  • Napoli K’s for the second out.
    At least it with with no men on, which is good.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 6:03 pm
  • Joe Fuck is SO disappointed he swung at that strike 3…

    krueg is positive October 19, 2009, 6:03 pm
  • somehow i am so well trained in these things, that i actually do not hear the words mccarver says. it’s like pops and fizzles when he speaks.

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 6:04 pm
  • Limited the damage…whew. 3-1 going into the 6th? Not bad.

    krueg is positive October 19, 2009, 6:05 pm
  • Allright. AROD gobbles up a one hopper at third and throws him out.

    walein October 19, 2009, 6:05 pm
  • Notice that the ball slows down from the time the pitcher releases it until it reaches the plate.
    Also, buy my CD.

    Tim McCarver October 19, 2009, 6:06 pm
  • Andy has pitched well so far even with the Kendrick shot. The Yanks need to go off now. I expect big things from Swisher this inning. Call it a feeling. But it’s more than a feeling.
    More than a feeling.
    More than a feeling.
    I just love the idea that he put that down on a sheet and called it lyrics.

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 6:07 pm
  • Definitely not bad. 3-1 end of 5. AP at 68 pitches.
    Yanks still need to destroy Weaver just a little bit more. Say, a HR or two with people on would be nice. Or just tons of hits.
    This is probably Weaver’s last inning, if he’s even going back out there..
    Just as I said that, Darren Oliver, the old lefty, is up to pitch.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 6:07 pm
  • Posada strikes out on a check swing, but it was middle much down the middle. 1 out.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 6:10 pm
  • Cano finaly gets a base hit/error. Of course, there’s nobody on base.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 6:11 pm
  • Cano singles…COME ON RALLY KILLERS!!!!

    krueg is positive October 19, 2009, 6:11 pm
  • Swisher with another K, and here’s Melky.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 6:15 pm
  • wow, swisher is looking historically bad.
    it was just a feeling. and nothing more.

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 6:15 pm
  • And Melky lines out on the first pitch. End of 5.5, it’s 3-1 Yanks.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 6:16 pm
  • Good job on that final out Fox.

    walein October 19, 2009, 6:16 pm
  • Rally killed.

    krueg is positive October 19, 2009, 6:16 pm
  • Abreu finally with a hit, this time with 1 out on a 3-2 pitch, and AP will face Hunter with Abreu on base.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 6:23 pm
  • Hunter pops up on the first pitch. Two outs now with Vlad up.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 6:24 pm
  • Love the infield pop out.

    walein October 19, 2009, 6:24 pm
  • Stay away from Vlad. He may be outclassed by 94-mph fatballs now, but he will still kill 88-mph fastballs and hanging off-speed pitches.

    IronHorse October 19, 2009, 6:25 pm
  • Slow stuff outside and Vlad did not bite. 2-2.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 6:27 pm
  • Joe Fuck IMPLORING the Angels to come back and win…PLEEEEEEAAAAASE ANGELS, PLEEEEEEEEEEEAAAASE???

    krueg is positive October 19, 2009, 6:28 pm
  • And Vlad ties the game. Blah. Why?

    Lar October 19, 2009, 6:29 pm
  • Tie game. Not good. 3-3

    krueg is positive October 19, 2009, 6:29 pm
  • fuck

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 6:30 pm
  • And this is why you add on a few runs when you had the chance.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 6:30 pm
  • crap

    walein October 19, 2009, 6:30 pm
  • We had many chances to put them away…now it’s going to be a fight down the stretch.

    krueg is positive October 19, 2009, 6:30 pm
  • Why the hell would you give him a fastball down the middle? Make him swing at stuff on the dirt!
    Still, the Yanks gave AP little margin of error because they had no timely hitting thus far..
    And now Rivera pops out harmlessly, but the damage is done, the score tied, 3-3 end of the 6th.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 6:31 pm
  • Why give Vlad anything to hit? He’s looked washed up the whole series.
    The Yankees will get those runs back, I’m not worried. We will gnaw on the bones of the Angels’ pen.

    doug YF October 19, 2009, 6:31 pm
  • F-ck this. We’re still going to win.

    krueg is positive October 19, 2009, 6:32 pm
  • Screw it – we had to know that beating these guys in their park would be a dogfight. Andy is our #3 and he’s handing off a tie game in the 7th. I’ll take it. I’m pissed that we let Vlad do it because I feel like we shouldn’t mess with him but it’s OK. We just need one run and a strong outing from our better-than-theirs bullpen. Besides, we can’t rob A-Rod of another chance for heroism.

    IronHorse October 19, 2009, 6:34 pm
  • top of the line up. god knows this is when we can score runs since jetes and a-rod are here.

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 6:34 pm
  • Here’s Jeter batting against Oliver. Can we own this old guy already? C’mon.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 6:34 pm
  • Jeter with a K. 1 out.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 6:36 pm
  • Damon with a blooper that did not drop, two outs.
    Tex, here’s your chance to do something!

    Lar October 19, 2009, 6:37 pm
  • Tex with a walk, and ARod is up.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 6:39 pm
  • man, i’m optimistic but the yanks should be winning this by a few runs. the offense has been asleep for 5 straight games now.

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 6:41 pm
  • Jepsen against ARod.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 6:41 pm
  • Mad Dog Russo was predicting an effective end of the ALCS and Yankee WS rings after the ARod homer… Jinx?

    Hudson October 19, 2009, 6:43 pm
  • Damn it.

    krueg is positive October 19, 2009, 6:43 pm
  • Hudson – no, I think he means that the Yanks will now lose.
    Bah, top of the lineup, nothing going.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 6:45 pm
  • Mad Dog still exists?

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 6:46 pm
  • AP going back out there. I guess the very least to pitch to Morales.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 6:49 pm
  • That. was. close. 2 outs.

    krueg is positive October 19, 2009, 6:51 pm
  • Yanks got lucky there.. and AP is out.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 6:51 pm
  • krueg is so positive he gave the Yanks an extra out.. haha..

    Lar October 19, 2009, 6:52 pm
  • Joba is in. Joba Joba Joba.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 6:53 pm
  • Kendrick crushes one the other way, and Swisher was unable to pull it down for a triple. This is it, with one out. Can they do what the Yanks cannot?

    Lar October 19, 2009, 6:55 pm
  • …and the wheels fall off.

    snowballa October 19, 2009, 6:55 pm
  • Izturis got the call, and Joba gives up a deep sac fly, essentially doing what Swisher was unable to do. 4-3 Angels.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 6:56 pm
  • Mike Scioscia’s superlative managing picks up the run there, but I can’t believe he pinch-hit for Mike Napoli again.

    doug YF October 19, 2009, 6:56 pm
  • fudge

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 6:56 pm
  • Lame. Losing is not cool.

    krueg is positive October 19, 2009, 6:57 pm
  • joba would do better if this were the 8th

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 6:58 pm
  • Aybar with a double. Bah.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 6:59 pm
  • Joba looks awesome. Not. About to give up another…

    krueg is NOT positive ANYMORE October 19, 2009, 6:59 pm
  • Key out here..

    Lar October 19, 2009, 6:59 pm
  • Don’t be sad krueg. Remember, Brian Fuentes is the Angels closer.

    Ethan-SF October 19, 2009, 7:00 pm
  • damaso marte is being called in.
    white flag?

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 7:01 pm
  • Marte coming in.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:02 pm
  • at least mcbuck has something to cheer about finally…

    dc October 19, 2009, 7:03 pm
  • Well done Marte…alright bats, you’ve been sitting up there holding your dicks for long enough today. SCORE SOME F-CKING RUNS YOU LOSERS!!!! F-CK!
    :)

    krueg is NOT positive ANYMORE October 19, 2009, 7:03 pm
  • marte owns him with 1 pitch!
    boo ya!
    rally time party people!!!

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 7:03 pm
  • Figgins lines out. Okay, time to pick up the slack.. didn’t get it done when they had the chance.. and now..

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:04 pm
  • Now all Yanks have to do is rally against Jepsen, who is nasty. It should not have came to this. Bah.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:05 pm
  • Matsui works out a walk to lead off the inning. Nice. Is he PR?

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:07 pm
  • HUGE WALK BY GODZILLA!!!! Pinch run some speed and let the games begin!!!!

    krueg is NOT positive ANYMORE October 19, 2009, 7:07 pm
  • matsui with the lead off walk. i’m guessing a pinch runner now.

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 7:07 pm
  • Gardner time…

    krueg is NOT positive ANYMORE October 19, 2009, 7:08 pm
  • Gardner will come in. Jepsen stays in, with Posada up.
    I would like a steal to prevent the DP please.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:08 pm
  • Gardner should steal like before the first pitch is thrown

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 7:08 pm
  • Seriously if he doesn’t steal and Posada DP’s, I will blame Joe G.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:09 pm
  • A pitchout situation coming though.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:09 pm
  • That sucked so badly.

    krueg is NOT positive ANYMORE October 19, 2009, 7:10 pm
  • It’s a trap! Shit.

    doug YF October 19, 2009, 7:10 pm
  • Lar called it.
    fuck

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 7:11 pm
  • And Gardner is thrown out. Not a great throw, but it was on a pitch out, as I say. Ouch.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:11 pm
  • Nick – wish I was wrong. Bah.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:11 pm
  • Posada HRs on the next pitch. Now that CS is huge, but at least it’s recoverable.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:11 pm
  • HIP HIP JORGEEEEEEEEEEEEE

    doug YF October 19, 2009, 7:11 pm
  • FUCK YEAH!!!!!
    AMERICA FUCK YEAH!!

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 7:12 pm
  • Here’s the blackhole that is Cano, Swisher, and Melky. It’s time to step it up.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:12 pm
  • HIP HIP…TIE GAME!!!! We will not go quietly into that goodnight!!!!

    krueg is NOT positive ANYMORE October 19, 2009, 7:13 pm
  • Cano with a base hit up the middle. Probably because no one was on base.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:13 pm
  • Cano singles…RALLY TIME SUCKA’S!!!!!

    krueg is NOT positive ANYMORE October 19, 2009, 7:13 pm
  • Cano with the single.
    Will Swisher redeem himself?

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 7:14 pm
  • a walk is as good as a hit. Swish sort of redeems his sorry ass.

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 7:16 pm
  • Kevin Jepsen is melting down.

    doug YF October 19, 2009, 7:16 pm
  • what the hell is Melky swinging at?

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 7:17 pm
  • God, Melky is fucking horrible

    snowballa October 19, 2009, 7:19 pm
  • Melky swung at some awful pitches..

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:19 pm
  • wow. Melky just put on a display there.

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 7:19 pm
  • Captain Clutch let’s go. You don’t even need a HR..

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:20 pm
  • Jepsen is getting some close pitches called and here’s a Jeter 1-2 pitch..

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:20 pm
  • Posada ties the game, but once again, the Yanks score, but with no one on base. Ouch.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:21 pm
  • Still, tied game, let’s hold them this inning. Obviously crucial. Probably Fuentes vs JD, Tex, ARod next inning..

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:21 pm
  • well, I guess things could be worse. The Yanks can’t buy a hit with runners on.

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 7:22 pm
  • The bats did their job this inning. There will be more chances to feast on the Angels’ bullpen.

    doug YF October 19, 2009, 7:22 pm
  • Ya, Jepsen found the right time to find the plate, though helped out by Melky. The guy just walked and pitched wildly, why the hell would you help him out? Got a little pie-envy there or something.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:23 pm
  • The Melky at bat might have turned me on him forever. Just a very stupid approach to a guy who wasn’t throwing strikes.

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 7:24 pm
  • Coke is in to face Abreu.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:24 pm
  • Abreu got greedy and a heads up play again, 1 out.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:25 pm
  • wow! abreu messes that one up.

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 7:25 pm
  • Shades of Carlos Gomez!

    doug YF October 19, 2009, 7:26 pm
  • I like Bobby so I feel really bad for him, but thank god for that awful decision!

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 7:26 pm
  • Great throw by Melky, and Jeter on another heads up play. Love Tex going to 2B.
    Though he would’ve thrown out even if he did not stop and went to third. He was caught in nowhere.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:26 pm
  • Fat Bobby screws the pooch in a huge way…ha. ha. ha.
    That was crazy.

    krueg is NOT positive ANYMORE October 19, 2009, 7:26 pm
  • Nick – ya, I’m a huge Abreu fan (as I keep saying over the years) but ya, I’m glad he made that out!

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:26 pm
  • By the way, anyone else think it’s time to stop putting Coke in high leverage situations? What’s his function ewxactly?

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 7:27 pm
  • I’m stuck at work because the game is on, and I don’t want to miss another moment of this. I will stay as long as needed, as long as the Yanks win.
    Coke does his job, kind of, and Hughes is now in.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:27 pm
  • Melky with a pretty strong throw, and yet again Jeter as the second cut off man. I know, bah bah bah intangibles.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:28 pm
  • And of course, Tex for backing up second, which he should, but ya.
    Still not out of the woods yet. Tie game, Hunter is up.
    And then down on a 3 pitch strike out.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:29 pm
  • Hughes just humiliated Hunter in that ab. wow!

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 7:29 pm
  • Wow. DJ Philthy Phil takes Hunter to school on 3 pitches.

    doug YF October 19, 2009, 7:29 pm
  • Here’s Vlad.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:30 pm
  • Coke’s function: HR-prone LOOGY?

    doug YF October 19, 2009, 7:30 pm
  • 1-2 pitch to Vlad. Please learn from AP.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:30 pm
  • 1-2 pitch was a FB that was just a little outside. Not bad if he could locate it. Gave me a heart attack.
    Well, maybe he still will..

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:31 pm
  • And Hughes does what AP should’ve done, curveball almost on the dirt. Of course, Vlad hits that one anyhow, and a close grounder to ARod three outs.
    Sudden death baseball, here we come!

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:32 pm
  • That was a rowdy inning. Can we score another run, at least, please?

    krueg is NOT positive ANYMORE October 19, 2009, 7:32 pm
  • Tex saves a bad throw from A-Rod.
    And now the heart of the line up against Fuentes

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 7:32 pm
  • Fuentes against JD, Tex, ARod.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:34 pm
  • JD got a low-ish strike call. Bah.
    And then hits a weak grounder to 2B..

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:35 pm
  • Fuentes getting the calls right now.. very borderline by my count.
    Let’s go Tex, 0-1 pitch.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:35 pm
  • Tex swung at one in the dirt. He’s really in some funk, or maybe trying too hard to hit one out. Awful swing there.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:36 pm
  • Come on Tex…we need some hits brother!!!

    krueg is NOT positive ANYMORE October 19, 2009, 7:36 pm
  • And Tex strikes out. ARod now up. That was a quick two outs.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:36 pm
  • He looks awful at the plate. Just plain awful. No way ARod does it again…

    krueg is NOT positive ANYMORE October 19, 2009, 7:36 pm
  • Tex looks lost at the plate

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 7:36 pm
  • Is Mo going to pitch?

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:36 pm
  • I say let Hughes go back out there.
    Wow, they are IBB’ing ARod. Makes sense, with two outs, and Gardner up to the plate.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:37 pm
  • Are they pinch hitting for Gardner?

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:37 pm
  • let’s go hairston.

    snowballa October 19, 2009, 7:38 pm
  • I want to see ARod at least try to steal a base in this situation, so a basehit will do it.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:38 pm
  • Come on Jerry…you can do it.

    krueg is NOT positive ANYMORE October 19, 2009, 7:38 pm
  • Jerry pinch hitting for Gardner. Let’s go JERRRRRRRY!

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:38 pm
  • Fuentes drops a curve in for a strike.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:39 pm
  • And Jerry is quickly down 0-2.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:39 pm
  • And Jerry down on three strikes. Bah.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:40 pm
  • Jerry looked like a bench player there…I don’t like this.

    krueg is NOT positive ANYMORE October 19, 2009, 7:40 pm
  • Really would’ve loved to see ARod steal, though I guess moot in retrospect.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:40 pm
  • oh god, no rivera? i don’t have a good feeling about this for some reason.

    snowballa October 19, 2009, 7:43 pm
  • Hughes stays in the game. It’s his to lose, maybe.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:43 pm
  • Hughes Rivera to ground out. And now the dangerous Morales from the left side. Ugh.

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 7:44 pm
  • You need to get 3 more outs in either case, save situation on the road, so ya.
    Hopefully it will not come to that. Morales is up.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:44 pm
  • I mean, hopefully it will come to being a save situation.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:45 pm
  • If only they bought in Hughes for the 7th..

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:45 pm
  • Wow, Tex went up to get that one. Had double written all over it, two outs.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:46 pm
  • Okay, wasn’t that high, still at least a base hit..
    Kendrick pops out, and extra inning we go. Posada, Cano, Swisher. Basically Posada and the black hole bunch.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:47 pm
  • hughes comes up big

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 7:47 pm
  • What an amazing inning by Phil…incredible.
    Score runs. Now.

    krueg is NOT positive ANYMORE October 19, 2009, 7:47 pm
  • Hughes actually only 16 pitches. What do you do?
    Well, if they have the lead, it’s simple. Let’s make it a simple decision for Joe G.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:48 pm
  • Stellar outing by Hughes today. He was working the curve like a Dutch Master… killer.

    doug YF October 19, 2009, 7:49 pm
  • And Bulger starts off with a wild pitch. Alright, let’s get him guys.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:50 pm
  • The catcher did not catch 2 of the first 3 pitches. 3-0 pitch to Posada.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:51 pm
  • If Posada walks, I suspect a PR with Molina in for the long haul..

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:51 pm
  • And now he works the counter back to 3-2.. big pitch here.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:52 pm
  • And Bulger got Posada on a filthy curveball. Came all the way back from 3-0.
    Blackhole bunch coming up.. prove me wrong!

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:53 pm
  • Swisher, who has done nothing this post season that I can remember is up.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:54 pm
  • just another poor performance by the offense

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 7:54 pm
  • Bulger is kind of wild, but got the first two men.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:54 pm
  • 1-2-3. Bah.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:56 pm
  • Oof. Bulger’s curveball is nasty today.

    doug YF October 19, 2009, 7:56 pm
  • wow. just a brutal performance by swisher this postseason

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 7:57 pm
  • The Yanks have really done nothing against this bullpen of the Angels, for the most part.. it’s time to change that. If they get to go again.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:57 pm
  • Hughes is back out. Mathis up.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 7:59 pm
  • Mathis with a lead off double. Not looking good.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 8:00 pm
  • fuck. Mathis, who can’t hit, gets a double. Time to bring in Mo. No?

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 8:00 pm
  • Aybar, Figgins, bah.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 8:00 pm
  • That should do it…sucks to be on the other end of these walk-pff deals.
    2-1
    CC tomorrow.

    krueg is NOT positive ANYMORE October 19, 2009, 8:00 pm
  • Mo is coming in. If they’re going to lose, they’re not going to let Hughes lose it. Well, he’ll get a loss if they lose, but ya.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 8:01 pm
  • At least CC should save the pen tomorrow, hopefully.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 8:02 pm
  • The Angels now have an 81.5% of winning.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 8:03 pm
  • Aybar, Figgins, Abreu. Mo. Let’s do this.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 8:04 pm
  • well, i don’t have a good feeling.

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 8:04 pm
  • A good throw would’ve got him. No outs, losing run on third.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 8:05 pm
  • Texeira extends the game. Wow.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 8:07 pm
  • The bases will be loaded for Torii Hunter with one out.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 8:07 pm
  • well, might as well have faith in Mo

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 8:08 pm
  • 2-0 to hunter. ugh

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 8:11 pm
  • 2-2

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 8:11 pm
  • vlad v. mo for the game

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 8:12 pm
  • I wouldn’t trust any reliever but Mo here.

    doug YF October 19, 2009, 8:13 pm
  • the legend grows

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 8:13 pm
  • I CANNOT BELIEVE HE GOT OUT OF THAT FUCKING INNING!!!! I ALMOST HAD A HEART ATTACK!!!!
    WE HAVE GOT TO SCORE RUNS!!!! NOW!!!! GET ON BASE MELKY!!!

    krueg is NOT positive ANYMORE October 19, 2009, 8:14 pm
  • Tex is so good, and Mo is so good. Hugs and kisses.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 8:14 pm
  • seriously, Mariano Rivera is a god.

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 8:14 pm
  • Mo is our hope and our salvation.

    doug YF October 19, 2009, 8:14 pm
  • If Tex hits half as well as he plays solid defense, we’ll be up 15-0 in the series.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 8:14 pm
  • Mariano cured a leper on the way to the dugout by the way.

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 8:15 pm
  • this stress is not good for me…

    dc October 19, 2009, 8:15 pm
  • Mariano
    wow

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 8:15 pm
  • john lackey getting loose

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 8:16 pm
  • I think I’d prefer the 8 and 9 hitters from the ’92 yankees over melky and swisher

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 8:18 pm
  • 2 outs in less than 3 seconds…lame.

    krueg is NOT positive ANYMORE October 19, 2009, 8:18 pm
  • Unfortunately, Mo will not pitch the bottom of the inning. I guess that’s Ace’s spot, but let’s win this..

    Lar October 19, 2009, 8:18 pm
  • Francisco time

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 8:19 pm
  • Cervelli down swinging, and that was a quick half inning.
    My bads, it’s Robertson coming in.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 8:20 pm
  • We’re due to lose one of these eventually…

    krueg is NOT positive ANYMORE October 19, 2009, 8:20 pm
  • Looks like it’ll be Someone Else-time.

    doug YF October 19, 2009, 8:20 pm
  • It looked like Cervelli’s strategy was to swing and miss at a pitch that would get away from the catcher. Sort of what my strategy would be.

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 8:21 pm
  • Joe G joked about having CC pinch hit. This might come up.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 8:23 pm
  • If we get to the next inning, we get Tex, ARod, Jerry.
    Let’s go Yanks!

    Lar October 19, 2009, 8:24 pm
  • Rivera is the Angel response to Swisher

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 8:25 pm
  • Too many innings in these games, and I left my Big Book of Baseball Cliches at home.
    Maybe if I don’t say anything, the game will still go on…

    Tim McCarver October 19, 2009, 8:27 pm
  • Robertson almost walked Morales, but now has a 3-2 pitch to throw..

    Lar October 19, 2009, 8:28 pm
  • 2 outs. Here’s Kendrick, who is scary to me.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 8:28 pm
  • 2 outs. Morales got a pitch to drive but was late.

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 8:29 pm
  • Joe G apparently agrees with me, and gives it to Ace.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 8:29 pm
  • Why take Robertson (arguably our 3rd best reliever) out of the game now?

    Dr B October 19, 2009, 8:30 pm
  • interesting move by General Joe. You’d think you want to extend these pitchers as much as possible.

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 8:30 pm
  • Aceves 2 quick balls

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 8:32 pm
  • Definitely questionable either way.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 8:32 pm
  • 3-1 pitch, and Kendrick singles. Same as a walk, I guess. Robertson could’ve done that.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 8:33 pm
  • Here’s Mathis..

    Lar October 19, 2009, 8:33 pm
  • kendrick with the hit up the middle.

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 8:33 pm
  • Aybar on deck.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 8:34 pm
  • Aceves doesn’t look sharp at all.

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 8:35 pm
  • Well, poop.

    doug YF October 19, 2009, 8:35 pm
  • great. should’ve left robertson

    snowballa October 19, 2009, 8:35 pm
  • And with two outs Joe G overmanaged a loss.
    But not all the blame is his, the Yanks did not hit.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 8:35 pm
  • well, that sucked. Turns out Girardi made the wrong decision. Oh well.
    Jeff Mathis is a hitting machine suddenly.

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 8:36 pm
  • I cannot understand why he took out Robertson?
    Well, so much for a quick series. Now we could be fucked.

    krueg is NOT positive ANYMORE October 19, 2009, 8:37 pm
  • We need another huge game from CC tomorrow…maybe some timely hitting too.
    Fuck, that sucked but win tomorrow and it’s all good.

    krueg is NOT positive ANYMORE October 19, 2009, 8:39 pm
  • Was just about to ask if you guys were OK that Girardi gave up the DH and … ooops, doesn’t matter.

    I'm Bill McNeal October 19, 2009, 8:39 pm
  • Poor managing in this one, hitting wasn’t so bad. Taking out Gardner (who can hit) in favor of Hairston (who would have been more valuable as pinch hitter later – instead of Cervelli). Bringing in Joba in the clutch when he hasn’t been used this way all season. And taking out Robertson, what the hell was that about?

    Dr B October 19, 2009, 8:39 pm
  • On the other hand, now that there won’t be a sweep there’ll be less dead time before the World Series.
    And yes, we are still beating the Angels to get to the Series.

    doug YF October 19, 2009, 8:40 pm
  • That was poorly managed by Girardi, the more that I think about it.

    Nick-YF October 19, 2009, 8:40 pm
  • And don’t dissect it too much. You guys are 5-1 in the postseason.

    I'm Bill McNeal October 19, 2009, 8:41 pm
  • Probably, but that was rough, considering the Yanks had way too many opportunities to score, and only did it via the long ball. Couple this with a Weaver who was begging to get smashed.. sigh.

    Lar October 19, 2009, 9:36 pm

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