Games And Games And Games: O’s-Yanks ALDS Gamer IV

There are four games on tap today. Why, oh why, do I have to be at work and not in front of several giant televisions? The Giants are about to defeat the Reds and win their series, while St. Louis looks to put away the Nats. The deciding game in the incredibly tense Tigers-Oaktown playoff will be held at the Coliseum tonight. But best of all, Phil Hughes takes the mound at Yankee Stadium as the Bombers look to defeat Baltimore and move on to the ALCS on the day after an unique batting performance by Raul Ibanez.

What do you do for an encore? Just win, baby. Comment away.

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  • Can’t wait. Given the way the season has gone with Baltimore I will be surprised if this series ends short of a 5th game.

    Of course, if the Yanks are to take the ALDS, doing it tonight would be hugely consequential in terms of CC”a availability to pitch at least twice and possibly 3 times in an ALCS.

    But enough of that crazy talk. As ag says, just win…

    I gotta jump on a train – taking my father-in-law to the game tonight. Will send more commentary from there…go Yanks!!!!!!

    IronHorse - YF October 11, 2012, 5:42 pm
  • I didn’t think AJ was going to pitch well last year, and he did.

    Why not? Hughes has had some good games, this is the biggest start of his career. If he chokes, get rid of his ass. I believe he is a free agent after the season.

    Enjoy IH. GO YANKEES!!!

    krueg October 11, 2012, 6:48 pm
  • For some reason I think ARod is going to have a big game.

    NO IDEA why I think that…I just do.

    krueg October 11, 2012, 7:28 pm
  • whew.

    krueg October 11, 2012, 7:47 pm
  • 0-0 after 1…

    krueg October 11, 2012, 7:56 pm
  • Why not just bench Granderson for Gardner…he’s better defensively and there is no way he can be as horrible at the plate.

    Granderson is just swinging at every pitch. He sees nothing. He is totally clueless and broken.

    Automatic out everytime.

    0-0 after 2…ZERO hits against all-world Joe Saunders. Ha.

    krueg October 11, 2012, 8:12 pm
  • Hughes is predicably imploding…I’m only surprised that it’s the 3rd and not the 1st!

    krueg October 11, 2012, 8:18 pm
  • Leadoff double for Nix!!!!

    krueg October 11, 2012, 8:23 pm
  • 0-for-3 w/RISP

    krueg October 11, 2012, 8:34 pm
  • Pathetic. 1,2,3 hitters fail. $50 million failed inning…

    krueg October 11, 2012, 8:35 pm
  • 3rd leadoff walk in 4 innings…

    It’s really just a matter of time before Hughes gets lit up like a fucking Christmas tree.

    Get Lowe up…

    krueg October 11, 2012, 8:38 pm
  • Losing this game would be a fucking disaster. Would have to burn CC to try and get to the ALCS…


    krueg October 11, 2012, 8:39 pm
  • I just hate everything about Hughes.

    His face, he shit arm, his stupid face…hate him.

    krueg October 11, 2012, 8:43 pm

    krueg October 11, 2012, 8:43 pm
  • Got out of it.

    0-0 still…

    krueg October 11, 2012, 8:45 pm
  • Cano….2-14


    krueg October 11, 2012, 8:49 pm

    Here’s comes 2-11, I mean Swisher…

    krueg October 11, 2012, 8:51 pm
  • 2-12…and a DP to boot.


    krueg October 11, 2012, 8:54 pm
  • There it is…Asshole serves up a 2 strike HR.


    krueg October 11, 2012, 8:58 pm
  • Curtis Granderson. Useless right now. Just useless. I want Gardner in his place. Why not? At least he would have bunted well there.

    IronHorse - YF October 11, 2012, 9:09 pm
  • Kurtis strikes again.

    I just cannot understand why he is playing.

    And then Nix hits one deep, caught, doubled up Muscle.

    This game is over.

    As if we were every really going to win this series anyway.

    This roster needs major changes. MAJOR FUCKING CHANGES.

    krueg October 11, 2012, 9:10 pm
  • I’m done.

    krueg October 11, 2012, 9:11 pm
  • Short leash on Phil now please, Joe.

    IronHorse - YF October 11, 2012, 9:12 pm
  • Those first two pitches to Tex were not even close to strikes…

    Saunders is getting EVERY call…

    krueg October 11, 2012, 9:22 pm
  • Walk.

    Well Cano, this might be a good time to actually come through…you know, since you are SOOOOOOOO good and all.

    krueg October 11, 2012, 9:23 pm
  • Thank fucking science…thought that was a DP for sure.


    RISP for ARod.

    Do I dare dream?

    krueg October 11, 2012, 9:25 pm
  • Hero time A-Rod. Show em you’ve still got it.

    IronHorse - YF October 11, 2012, 9:27 pm
  • That would be fantastic.

    krueg October 11, 2012, 9:27 pm
  • Well, that swing was horrible…

    krueg October 11, 2012, 9:28 pm
  • 0-2…he’s fucked.

    krueg October 11, 2012, 9:29 pm

    You fucking suck ARod.

    Have some fucking pride and retire. A walk and single is great if you are Jayson Nix, but not a $30 million “superstar”. Not.

    krueg October 11, 2012, 9:31 pm
  • I see the scoreboard but still can’t believe that Hughes only gave up 1 run after all that. Gotta hand it to him on a night where he really just didn’t have it.

    IronHorse - YF October 11, 2012, 9:35 pm
  • Gotta had it to Hughes, he pitches better than I ever thought he would…gave us a chance to win.

    Now if the bats would ever wake up. Going on 3 years now…COME ON!!!!

    krueg October 11, 2012, 9:41 pm
  • Well, it’s up to Muscle seeing as Swish and Kurtis are automatic outs.

    krueg October 11, 2012, 9:42 pm
  • Martin!!! Comes through on an E4!

    attackgerbil October 11, 2012, 9:47 pm
  • gerbil! Comes through with an E-Swisher

    attackgerbil October 11, 2012, 9:48 pm
  • Got a break there on the drop…

    Too bad Kurtis is up. Just don’t hit into a DP please.

    krueg October 11, 2012, 9:49 pm

    krueg October 11, 2012, 9:50 pm
  • Nix and Jeter…our best players.

    krueg October 11, 2012, 9:52 pm
  • Come on Jeter…no one else will do it!!!!! YOU HAVE TO!!!!

    krueg October 11, 2012, 9:55 pm
  • Just horrible calls by this umpire…and all of them are for Baltimore…

    That was below his fucking knees.

    krueg October 11, 2012, 9:57 pm
  • Whatever.

    We’ll lose. I knew we would.

    krueg October 11, 2012, 10:01 pm
  • Roberston has been his old self lately. Impressive.

    IronHorse - YF October 11, 2012, 10:08 pm
  • Robertson was DOMINANT in that inning.

    I would ask for some runs here, but Nix isn’t due up so…

    krueg October 11, 2012, 10:08 pm
  • 2-3-4 hitters…ZERO hits.

    krueg October 11, 2012, 10:10 pm

    LET’S GO!!!!!!!!!

    krueg October 11, 2012, 10:11 pm

    krueg October 11, 2012, 10:12 pm
  • TEX!!!!!!

    First and third with no outs…

    I hate Smoltz and Cal. Fucking O’s cheerleaders. You both suck and got your asses handed to you by the Yankees.

    krueg October 11, 2012, 10:13 pm
  • Hope Cano walks and A-Rod brings the bat.

    IronHorse - YF October 11, 2012, 10:15 pm
  • OK Cano…how many chances do you need?

    krueg October 11, 2012, 10:15 pm
  • Productive out.

    2nd and 3rd with 1 out for…


    krueg October 11, 2012, 10:19 pm
  • O’Day in. Certainly won’t be easy for A-Rod. This is his momentt. Do it A-Rod.

    IronHorse - YF October 11, 2012, 10:21 pm
  • 1-for-17 lifetime with RISP for ARod.

    That is beyond putrid.

    krueg October 11, 2012, 10:22 pm
  • Infield in…

    krueg October 11, 2012, 10:22 pm
  • 0-1

    krueg October 11, 2012, 10:22 pm
  • 0-2

    krueg October 11, 2012, 10:23 pm
  • Can’t even hit a fucking fly ball? Really?

    krueg October 11, 2012, 10:23 pm

    And here comes Swisher…1-for-33 career w/RISP.

    krueg October 11, 2012, 10:24 pm
  • He-s actually regressing

    IronHorse - YF October 11, 2012, 10:25 pm
  • I really hope Swisher ends up in Pitt with AJ next year…no pressure there you fucking loser.

    I have seen this movie before. We lose tonight, then CC pitches a shit game and we lose tomorrow.

    krueg October 11, 2012, 10:28 pm
  • Thome scares me.

    IronHorse - YF October 11, 2012, 10:30 pm
  • Error.

    Here we go. They gave us on out, nothing.

    We give them an out, here comes a 2-run HR.

    krueg October 11, 2012, 10:31 pm
  • That was awesome. O’Day stays. Would love to finally get to this guy. He’s been crazy good this year.

    IronHorse - YF October 11, 2012, 10:35 pm
  • If Martin reaches they must put in Gardner to bunt him over. Cannot leave anything to Curtis.

    IronHorse - YF October 11, 2012, 10:36 pm
  • Here we go again…

    krueg October 11, 2012, 10:37 pm
  • Weak grounder…

    Kurtis = 2 outs

    Up to Nix.

    krueg October 11, 2012, 10:38 pm
  • I have to get up at 4:30am to catch a flight…if this goes 15 innings or something I am going to be pissed.

    krueg October 11, 2012, 10:39 pm
  • Who saw that coming…

    So now you pinch hit Raul, and now Nunez goes to SS.


    krueg October 11, 2012, 10:41 pm
  • Whatever.

    krueg October 11, 2012, 10:44 pm
  • Nunez at short. Not a comforting thought.

    IronHorse - YF October 11, 2012, 10:44 pm
  • Can’t wait to lavish a $100 million contract on 2-for-16, I mean Cano.

    This is a joke but then again, it’s been three years of this so…

    krueg October 11, 2012, 11:03 pm
  • Who’s got Joba giving up AT LEAST a bomb this inning…

    krueg October 11, 2012, 11:05 pm
  • Showalter running out of pitchers.

    IronHorse - YF October 11, 2012, 11:09 pm
  • Joba sharp and has another inning in him. Then Lowe could go 3 at least if needed. Showalter’s got Strop who can give it up and Johnson who pitched last night. Come on A-Rod. Yet another shot at it…

    IronHorse - YF October 11, 2012, 11:11 pm
  • This is ridiculous.

    Thanks Yankees for making me stay up this late, you better fucking win.

    Even though I know we’re going to lose and I’m going to get about 3 hours of sleep for no fucking reason…

    ARod, Cano, Swisher, Granderson are embarrassments to the fucking uniform, their families, the country and the universe in general.

    krueg October 11, 2012, 11:17 pm
  • Sweet. It’s over finally.

    Sucks about Joba getting hit.

    krueg October 11, 2012, 11:19 pm
  • We need another inning Joba. Careful with Reynolds. This series has been unbelievably close and tense. My father in law is folowing on radio while we’re here and says tthey just refeerenced that with the exception of the 9th inning of game one, these teams have been tied or separated by a single run in every inning of the series.

    And damn. Now leadoff man is on and Joba is hurt. Can’t tell what happened to him. Can someone watching TV explain??

    IronHorse - YF October 11, 2012, 11:19 pm
  • The bat broke and the barrel hit him square on the elbow…huge nasty bruise.

    krueg October 11, 2012, 11:23 pm
  • Phelps. Wow. Big spot kid. No Lowe despite the runner on first and his GIDP-inducing capacity. OK. Saying prayers…

    IronHorse - YF October 11, 2012, 11:23 pm
  • Ouch. Thanks krueg.

    IronHorse - YF October 11, 2012, 11:25 pm
  • No problem. I need to shut down and get ready for bed IH…I really hope we win this for you brother.

    krueg October 11, 2012, 11:34 pm
  • Phelps. Nails.

    IronHorse - YF October 11, 2012, 11:37 pm
  • I am now officially freezing

    IronHorse - YF October 11, 2012, 11:46 pm
  • Good night krueg. Have a good flight…we may still be here when your alarm goes off.

    IronHorse - YF October 11, 2012, 11:48 pm
  • And then depression set in

    IronHorse - YF October 11, 2012, 11:53 pm
  • Rapada’s got to keep it to 1 run. And then A-Rod is due up 3rd. Again. Lord.

    IronHorse - YF October 11, 2012, 11:55 pm
  • Lowe in with man on 3rd, 2 outs, and the Yanks down by 1 already.

    IronHorse - YF October 11, 2012, 11:59 pm
  • The Yankees scored 1 run in 12 innings in a Joe Saunders start. I weep.

    IronHorse - YF October 12, 2012, 12:00 am
  • Lowe does his job. It’s the 13th. A-Rod weears # 13. It’s karma. A-Rod with the walkoff….please….pretty please….

    IronHorse - YF October 12, 2012, 12:02 am
  • PH for A-Rod again. Ugh. Now it’s just an insult.

    IronHorse - YF October 12, 2012, 12:07 am
  • At least I can sleep now

    IronHorse - YF October 12, 2012, 12:19 am
  • As expected…failure.

    Groundhog Day. Game 5, home, CC on the mound, struggling lineup except Jeter…what’s the definition of insanity again???

    PS WAY too early to be sitting in an airport.

    krueg October 12, 2012, 6:54 am
  • AROD BENCHED!!!!!!!!!

    krueg October 12, 2012, 1:51 pm