Just win, baby. Comment away.
Wow, Burnett is wearing his big-boy undies tonight. Sick movement on that fastball.
Great first for AJ…here come Jeter and the Rally Killers!!!
Pedro F-ing Martinez…this is surreal. Wonder who he is going to blast? Liner up the middle off his balls would be good…
I’m not gunna lie… hearing the “Who’s your daddy?” chant while Pedro is on the mound give me a huge erection.
“Just win, baby.”
Um, Ath…are you sure it isn’t just the sight of Pedro that gives you a stiffy??? Be honest bro… ;)
Probably a combination of both, Krueg. Probably a combination of both.
Jeter K’s…awesome. Fastball right…down…the…middle.
And now I present…the Rally Killers.
Nice Ath…sinner. ;)
Damon is completely worthless. I really hope he goes the way of Fat Bobby…
Tex up so 1-2-3 for the Yankees.
Jesus Christ…you are fucking awful guys. Just pathetic. Making Pedro look like a fucking superstar.
I think I just puked in my mouth a little…
Pedro fucking Martinez. Simply masterful out there on the mound, despite topping out at 87. Look at that fucking swagger.
Burnett looks like he’s in the groove too… so this could be a pretty quick game.
1-2-3 with 2 Ks and a pop-up for Pedey.
The problem with AJ is that he can easily look great, but he can look awful for an inning, and that inning will cost you the game..
It’s up to you AJ…keep it up man.
yanks are messing up if they don’t ask the umps to check the ball…pedro’s never had that much movement…that, and they need to wait him out…they’re swinging at shit…how funny is it that the home plate ump’s name is ‘jeff nelson’?….hehehe
Hey, try not to get any on the fucking screen Ath…jesus, get a room bro!
LOL at Joe Buck calling Burnett “Beckett”
Did Joe “I’m a total douche” Buck just call AJ…Beckett??? Really dude???
“Hey, try not to get any on the fucking screen Ath”
hehehe…too bad they didn’t keep him krueg…they’d be playin’ instead of watchin’
how funny is it that mcbuckfucker keeps calling burnett beckett…ha
I expect shitty commentary from the other dude, but Buck is normally just OKAY. The suckiness must be contagious.
I’m stuck at work, by the way, putting out fires. Bah.
Ath is cool DC…we’re just messing around!
I do not like Buck.
DC, are you implying that the Sox would be in the world series today if we had kept Pedro after 2004?
No way Lar…huge bummer bro.
Tough break.. does not get closer than that..
It’s almost a shame for Ibanez to reach on that lucky flare, considering how Burnett was dominating the at-bat.
Go away Damon…seriously. You are completely worthless and I’m pretty sure you are a Red Sox spy. You piece of garbage, old balls loser.
Is this where AJ falls apart? Or can he get the Fat Canuck?
Anyway we can get Crawford next year for LF??? PLEEEEEEASE???
mcbuckfucker’s bias is well chronicled…
0-1. game. Nice job ARod.
Wow, the broadcasters were right about Stairs loving the fastball. ARod doesn’t deserve an error there.
Ya, was ready to leave at 6, and then one of those “before you go, take a look at this”..
And now I’m still at work.. at least there’s a TV with the game on, but I don’t want to stay the entire game!
And the Phils score on a couple of freak hits.. bah. 1-0.
I hate to be that guy…who am I kidding, no I don’t…the REAL ARod is back baby!!! ;)
ARod got to come up with that one..
Ball gets by ARod, ruled a hit, 1-0 Phils.
Two out hits plaguing the Yanks again..
Our senior citizen LF’er can’t come up with a big play, then ARod blows a grounder and now we are down. Totally let AJ down…
Let’s make this moot by scoring 10 runs guys.
Anyone want to bet $1 that ARod K’s???
So… Who’s Pedro gonna bean tonight? Cuz it’s gonna happen.
Ya, and with Molina/Hairston in, I don’t know if they can ever score. Joe G, stop trying to gift games away!
I won’t take that bet Krueg… but I will bet that the New Yorkers boo him if he K’s.
Hudson, if it happens to anyone it would have happened to Posada… but he’s not in tonight. So hell if I know.
It’s coming…wait for it…
Wow, did you see how the Phillies catcher set up for that pitch? He was practically doing the splits.
At least he’s making him throw pitches…
At least ARod is working him a little bit..
Good eye…good eye…
There it is. K.
Sure enough, ARod K’s… he’s not boo’d though.
3 K’s thus far. Wow, the Yanks are really cold.
Good to see Alex is back to normal…maybe Kate is withholding.
Pedro making us his bitch at age 46. We are fucking pathetic.
Not just him though Ath…all of them except Jeter.
A 70 mph pitch. What the..
Matsui does single though. No perfect game!
WE GOT A BASE HIT…WE GOT A BASE HIT!!!! I CANNOT BELIEVE IT!!!!
Here comes the GIDP.
Cano batting 6th. Haven’t seen that in awhile. Then again, Joe G gives Phils at least two automatic outs..
Oh man, Pedro hitting 88. Look at dat heat.
8 automatic outs Lar…8.
Cano somehow stays alive, but in typical fashion chased a high one. Here comes the ball in the dirt..
Cano takes a ball!
Pedro is at 35 pitches despite getting almost everybody out though, so the Yanks are working him well. If we can get to the bullpen, anything can happen!
Anything being Yanks getting shutdown by a Darren Oliver-clone, of course.
“That JUUUUUUUUUUUST MISSED”…that was a foot outside douchebag.
HOLY SHIT IBANEZ
Cano robbed of a double, perhaps. Bah.
Amazing what a good defense can do…huh? You watching Damon you old fuck?
I wish these guys would stop with the Pedro/Red Sox/03/04/Zimmer, etc crap, this is the only game I’m going to watch because I love Pedro more than my little brother.
And here are the automatic outs. Starting with Hairston.
Nice diving catch by RIba.
I love your positivity Lar…you are the yin to my yang.
I’m telling your little brother Lock…
Worked the count to 3-2 without even having to swing.
How fucking horrible is this lineup. I mean, I am at a loss right now…
JH flies out to right, and Pedro works around a Matsui single.
Pedro is actually at 43 pitches through 7 hitters – that’s 6 pitch per AB! The silver lining so far in this game..
The Godzilla single is harmless, on to the third.
Pedro looks hittable. Maybe not by the Yanks tonight, but definitely hittable.. just got to break through..
Back to the top of the order…this could be bad…
AJ not getting the call.. bah.
krueg, He knows, he’s a douche, but I still love him, just not as much as Pedro.
The meltdown begins…
And AJ loses Rollins 1-2 to a walk. That might hurt AJ with focus on the basepaths..
Well, AJ’s got to hold them with this offense in place..
Victorino missed that curve by a foot and a half. Wow.
Still got to get them out. Was ahead of JRoll too..
They keep fouling AJ’s slow stuff..
5 pitches, 6 pickoff attempts.
This is boring the crap out of me.
Victorino with an effective “bunt”. Bah. Here’s Chase.
About to be 0-2…
Is it not amazing that we’ve come this far Lar and this is how they play? With everything on the line? Just a complete and total choke job?
The Phillies are a vastly superior team.
Which is it???
They’re completely choking. The Yanks are the better team by far, but playing nowhere like it.
AJ is back to normal too…all over the place. Distracted. Falling apart.
Of course, it “helps” that you have a 200 mil payroll, and Molina and Hairston is starting your game 2.
LOL, the announcer just said that Halloween is tomorrow. They suck no matter what they talk about.
56 pitches in the 3rd…we have seen this movie before. 3 run HR anyone???
Walks Utley to face Howard. This does not look good.
…Victorino gets an IBB? So they can pitch to Howard? Uhhhhh…?
They’re not swinging and missing at all, fouling off everything.. it’s taking a toll on AJ, who has 56 pitches in 2.2 innings..
We all knew AJ wasn’t capable of winning this game? Didn’t we???
And then we will go to the horrible bullpen pretty soon. Bah.
A mistake pitch that Howard whiffed on. That could’ve made it 4-0.
Big big pitch coming..
Can we pinch hit for Molina this coming inning?
Howard strikes out, but AJ at 61 pitches after 3. Matching Pedro’s pace, but not Pedro’s score. 1-0 Phils.
Yawn…doesn’t matter. We can’t hit. They basically already won…
1 run is all they need indeed.
Thanks Melky, for running up the count. Here’s the 2nd automatic out, Molina.
We have no chance in this game. I don’t even want to watch anymore.
Molina’s taking the “look at everything” approach that Hairston did. Really, Swisher couldn’t do that?
Molina, of all people, said “shut up Larry”, and draws a 7 pitch walk. I love me walks.
DJ will probably ground into a DP though.
Pedro at 53 pitches, but actually could end up with fewer pitches than AJ.. bah.
Amazingly, after striking out the first 3 of 4 batters, Pedro has not yet got a strike out..
Good job Jeter at not biting..
Everyone else’s shitty-ness is rubbing off on Jeter…I feel so sorry for him, Mo and Andy.
How is that alarming, Lar? It’s only been 3 batters since then ;-)
Out of all the batters, Molina is the one to walk? Really?
And Jeter goes down looking on 6 pitches. Pitch count at 57 for Pedro..
This game is over. This series is over. Peace out guys.
Ath – well 5, but ya.
JD flies out to the warning track. I still think he’s hittable, but AJ can easily give the house away anyhow.
And with that, I will go to a bar, done with work, kind of.
Good point, I was thinking of outs, not batters.
This game is going to come down to the Philly bullpen, which means the Yankees have plenty of hope.
man…the yanks need to get some of those excuse me hits like Werth right there.
i’d like a nice Ibanez K and then a stairs DP
Yes! And Molina makes the case. Now all he needs to do is hit a double or a homerun and we won’t worry about Jorge.
What a throw by Molina.
And Fox can’t seem to get the right replay up.
TEIXEIRA!!! Tie game.
Son of a bitch
So Nick jsut gets on and TEX GOES DEEP.
He had to really extend to pull that pitch.
Man that was a shot. I have to give McCarver his due…he did say in the first that TEx oculd go to town on Pedro.
Cantno (you see what I did there?)
That called strike on Hairston was close. Too close for him to be watching.
Every time I see Hairston at the plate I am cursing another Girardi blunder. I know he’s slumping, but Swisher can bat lefty against a fly ball pitcher in Yankee Stadium. I mean, the guy did hit 27 HRs this year.
Jesus, Joe, get your best players on the field and let them play.
Well, that was strike three to Rollins…seems like a rough night so far for the home plate ump
well, he came back from striking rollins out twice…that was nice.
Good job by AJ after the double…now let’s go to work on Pedro. Oh, wait, we have Melky and Molina due up…must be nice for the Phils to see the familiarity of a National League lineup there tonight.
Captain! Double to the corner!
Damon wastes it.
Damon pulls his pants down and craps on the game
My theory has been that Damon had a real bad shroom trip at the beginning of Sept. and just ain’t never gotten out of it.
What a duel between these two. Almost identical stats so far.
It helps that the ump is giving them both some pretty good leeway to the sides of the plate, but yeah good job by both so far…
Tex and ARod both K. Wow.
He had to reach down to grab that one. YSIII special
Well, nice to have the lead, but that first called strike to Cano was a joke. Pitch FX has it a foot and a half off the plate.
The plate has gotten pretty loose, for both pitchers.
Loose is one thing. 16 effing inches off is another.
ya know…one thing we can all agree on is that mcbuckfucker is the worst announcer combo of all time…sad really that these 2 fools are calling such important games…unreal…fox is clueless…josh burnett…ha
Although I notice both pitchers are zeroing in on the left side of the plate (from the ump’s perspective) – smart, I guess, cause that’s where he’s giving all the leeway. He’s calling the other side tighter.
What a duel. What a duel.
AJ going after the haters
props to aj
Buck keeps saying things about people “saving their best” for something or other. I have no clue what he is on about.
LOL all the pregame analysts were taking pictures with their cameraphones of Alicia Keyes.
I”ll give Buck this…that was a good joke about that god awful DJ Hero “highlight” thing
Mo probably coming in for a 6-out save.
Jerry Hairston takes strike one and is still complaining.
Walein, what’d he say? I missed it.
Hairston is up to lead off the inning. I’m trying to choke back my rage…
He said “Good job with that Tim.”
seriously…Hairston has shown that he shouldn’t be in tonight
And he swings at a ball in his face.
Indeed walein.. a shitty rock song from 25 years ago on the way in guarantees something godawful on the way out.
Okay Jerry, I’m sorry.
Well Hairston is battling. He’s battling against crap in the dirt, but he’s battle…oh SHIT he just got a hit. I remain unhumbled.
Hairston singles in a 1-2 count. Pedro left out there against Melky.
Hariston puts it in our face
and now they’re pinch running for him? how come? Isn’t Hairston fast?
Hit and run, runners on corners. Ballgame.
Melky! Sharp single to RF on the hit and run puts Hairston on third.
Posada coming in to the game.
Are we really going to bunt? Why is Gardner in there if not to stea…OH A HIT AND RUN SINIGLE!! This is me beside myself. Second and third no out for Georgie!
I see Charlie Manuel did not see Grady Little’s op-ed in the last issue of Former Cleveland Indian Coaches Quarterly.
No matter what happens in this inning, that was an amazing outing by Pedro. He just wasn’t as good as Burnett.
Pedro looks…unwell…as Manuel pulls him from the game.
Pedro should point at his head while looking at Jorge while walking to the dugout just for old time’s sake.
pedro’s still a jackoff…
Just got back home.. that was an insanely long subway ride, but at least I’m happier to see the score.. at least so far.
Alright Posada, lay it on me!
Woah, Chan Ho Park looks not-Asian.
Wait, Manuel brought in Park and not Happ? So Jorge could bat from the left side? WTF is with the managers this October?
Even a Posada DP will score one. Let’s do this!
I always have liked pedro. What can you do?
Jorge comes through.
And he gets a single! 3-1 Yanks!
SEE WHAT I MEAN?! Thanks, Charlie!
Derek Jeter. Let’s roll.
Jeter, you’re our hottest hitter, possibly. Please do not bunt. I heart you. xoxo.
Rollins saved a base.. and 0-2 count on Jeter..
crap. whose calling for a bunt?
Jeter. WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING?
I hate bunting.
Jeter is definitely one of the top heads up player in the league. He was not that player on that at bat.
whoever decided to bunt there deserves a cold shower…either Joe or Jeter…that was insane
ARE YOU KIDDING ME WITH THE BUNT STRIKE THREE??????????????????? One the bunt never should have been on the first place, Jeets is the only one hitting consistently in this series so far.
October 2009: Managers Gone Wild.
Count me as confused, as in, WHAT IN THE HELL WAS THAT?
Girardi should be fired simply for making Jeter bunt at all, let alone with 2 strikes.
As insanely micromanaging Joe G might be, I can’t imagine he gave the bunt sign.. it’s probably all Jeter there.
Alright, Damon and Tex coming up.
i’m stupified. Someone should throw a blanket over me.
Got to tack on a few runs.
And on top of everything else, let’s not forget: Chan Ho Park was pitching. And there’s already one out. Wow.
“Hmm, we’re finally getting something going. What should we do? I know! Give them a free out.”
OH SNAP, controversy.
Awful, awful call and if the Phils get back into this, they will point to this play..
umps still suck but fox would rather cut to commercial…
they must be fired.
LIVID right now.
If only Jeter did not bunt..
What a disgreace these umps are this postseason. Just a terrible, terrible call. even Howard knew it was a short hop – why else would he throw to second?
I have to see the replay again, but it looked like Howard knew it was a short hop too, and threw to second when he saw the out call.
Fucking Howard instantly plays it like a short hop by trying to throw to second…how can the first base ump not realize that?????
To be fair, we probably need whatever those medication in those commercials to calm us down. Wow.
Mo for a 6 out save. Can’t argue with Joe G.
He threw to second because he didn’t know there was an out and he wanted to try to get the lead run…if he knew there was an out at first..he would have just ran to first and gotten the second out at first.
Ump’s call gave the Yanks two outs. Bah.
I’m spitting angry.
Walein, yes. I read his reaction wrong.
Good to know that the umps met after and still made the wrong call
What a terrible, game-changing call.
You have to be absolutely sure that was caught in the air. No person could be absolutely sure.
Instant. Replay. Bud. Selig. You. Ass.
How can they meet and not even grasp the fact that he threw to second to get the force??? FURIOUS.
mcbuckfucker defends the call…unreal
I don’t believe in it at all…but this post season has made the case for…yes, robots.
walein – I don’t know if I agree with that only because the sure out was at first – he was so behind that by the time he threw it even Posada, the slowest guy ever, was at second..
fingers crossed that mo makes it right
Rollins working the count against Mo, battling from 1-2. Let’s see if he can get him here.
lar…if he had caught the ball in the air…he would have just had to touch first base to get the double play.
Rollins is really working it. 10 pitch at bat.
walein – ya, that’s what I meant, though not a heads up play, because he should’ve gone to first at that point to get the “sure” out..
if the Yankees had gotten that call we would be watching that replay more than the game.
JRolls walk on 11 pitches. Give him credit, I guess.
stomach feels bad.
Victorino with a grounder to right. Bah.
Those possible extra runs loom bigger and bigger. Here’s Utley..
absolutely Lars. And his mistake…fuck I’m so angry about this.
Is Mo overworked?
Mo gets a huge double play by Utley and they get out of the inning.
YESSSSSSSSSSSSS>>>>>IN YOUR FUCKING FACE UMPIRES!!!!!!!!!!!
463 ends the inning. Victorino CLEARLY out of the path trying to break up the DP.
Huuuuge double play…pains me to say it, but McCarver is absolutely right…about Manuel effing up by not sending the runners.
Mo at 23 pitches. They really made him work that inning, even with the double play. Well, I guess Rollins had 11 pitches by himself.
Alright, here’s Mark, Alex, and Matsui.
Big missed call.. ya, just like the one before that gave them two outs..
Mo looked fine to mke there. Slightly worrying that he couldn’t put Rollins away, but it was a tough AB, so I give him credit. Victorino’s hit was a dribbler that bled through (and sort of an example why despite all the punditry about his stellar defense, Teix really only has average range at 1B). He got ahead of Utley, a dangerous hitter in a tough spot, so was careful before he put him away. Seems fine to me.
Now it appears that Utley was safe.
On the Mark? He gets a freebie as he gets hit.
Eeeesh.. that sounded painful.
how ’bout fox mcbuckfucker making a big deal out of THAT missed call…where’ve they been????
Who knew, Pedro did not hit anybody, and Madson hits his first batter..
Wow, that HBP from Madsen certainly wasn’t intentional, but man, it was tight at his knee…
ARod, add to your legend. Though people won’t give you that much credit for it because the Yanks have the lead. Do it anyhow.
Aceves up? Hmmm…
Well, Utley did beat the throw, and on the surface that might seem like a makeup call for the disaster that ended the last inning. But, as gerbil pointed out, Victorino was way, way out of the basepaths trying to break it up and it should have been called.
ARod K’s on a borderline pitch..
Here’s Matsui, arguably the hero of the day so far. Along with AJ, who apparently stepped it up after I left work..
ump better give mo that shit
ARod: 0 for 8 with 6 K’s in the WS. Wonder how long it takes the papers to talk about it.
But game is not over yet.. bottom of the 8th.
ARod having an awful Series so far.
And Matsui strikes out. Cano up.
Cano with a base hit, and they are threatening, with Gardner will be up.
I would debate PHing with Swisher, but you probably rather have the defense.. and it’s not like Swisher’s been anywhere near hot..
McCarver and Buck are already starting to hint at the A-Rod Choking in the WS storyline. No surprise, because they are incredible hacks. But It will really make me sick if it becomes a story, as he absolutely carried our offense through the first 2 rounds.
BTW that’s the first and only strikeout of the game (ARod’s) that they didn’t show a replay
let alone a replay with there super awesome strikezone machine.
One more run, Gardner.
Bernie’s beloved by everybody, including me, and in the 90s he’s always carried the Yanks in the first two rounds, before fading a bit in the WS. Eh, it happens.
Wow, Ump really generous with the strike zone. I’m okay if Mo gets the same calls..
mccarver agrees that that pitch was right on the inside corner een though our eyes, their machine and brett gardner all know it wasn’t a strike
It’s up to Mo
Also, a note on the last A-Rod K: it appeared the last pitch calle dstrike 3 was off the plate – I certainly thouht it was. Pitch FX, however, indicates it was well with the hrozontal boundary of the strikezome. The 2 previous pitches, that he fouled off, were way, way inside – almost by a foot and a half, which is why the last one looked so far off when actually it was a strike.
This brings up the point, though, that Jeff Nelson has been calling pitches way off the plate on that side strikes all night – I noted earlier in this thread the strike one call to Cano that was 16-17 inches off the plate to that side, so it’s hard to blame A-Rod for being overprotective of that portion of the “plate.”
Just an example of how a poorly called zone can negatively affect the game.
Howard, Werth, Ibanez.
I think I’m not angry any more. I think.
Nope, I’m wrong. I’m still angry.
I don’t care….He has called that ALL night long.
Howard down looking makes me happy though.
Oh, and Howard has K’ed three times toniht so far, after King twice last night. I don’t hear Buck and McCarver hinting about his suckiness yet though. No, they are saying the Phillies got screwedd because he should have been up in a big situation last inning.
UPDATE: Howard’s fourth K of the night.
Golden sombrero for Howard.
Howard K’s on a pitch that was more outside than the one to ARod.
AND, Mark, they don’t defend the call the ump made either.
Oh, and that Fox strikezone thing further proves my point about Nelson’s strikezone. It seems the pitchers have been aware of it all night, and are taking full advantage.
Atheose…the problem is that side of the plate has gotten that call all night and then suddenly, the outside pitch to the right handed batter came into play…just for the Yanks
Double for Ibanez. Wow. I thought Gardner would get that one.
Tying run at the plate, 2 outs, Ibanez at second.
No, you do not put the tying ruu on base.
K. Yanks win.
Ibanez’s double notwithstanding, these lefties are basically helpless against Mo with nelson behind the plate. When he can pound the cutter in and then take advantage of that huge zone on the other side of the plate, it’s basically good night…
Mo with 38 pitches, 11 by that insane AB by Rollins, but Yanks win game 2.
Yanks still not hitting, only 3 runs, but the pitching got it done tonight.
great game though except the umps
which ahs been most of the post season
AJ also answered plenty of questions thus far. Sucks to have Phils snatched one, but maybe the Yanks can build on this.
Good night, fellas.
mcbuckfucker goes home sad tonight…how pathetic are they…
I knew we were going to win the whole time. ;)
who are these fools?…what?….chris rose?…tom arnold was too busy?
…fox is a joke
Buck Showalter is ON FIRE on the ESPN postgame…just hitting every facet of this game correctly.
When asked about Howard and A-Rod’s struggles: “They’re facing good pitching. That’s it. No need for panic.”
On Charlie Manuel saying Utley was safe on the double play: “Well, if you wanna get technical, Victorino slid way out of the basaepath, so it should have been a double play anyway.”
On Manuel’s managing in the 8th inning: “You can’t let your runners go station to station and expect a big inning against Mariano. It’s not gonna happen.”
On the blown double play call that ended the Yankees seventh: “It may have caused Mariano to be overworked a little. If they’re up by three or four, they may not turn to him for a six-out save.”
Man, it is so good to see some intelligent analysis after suffering through Buck and McCarver for three plus hours.
AJ picked the right time to pitch the game of his life…we knew he had the ability, we just hadn’t really seen him do it. Kudo’s AJ and thanks!
Mo. Man, what else can we say about the guy. He is a fucking legend. Can he get 3 more 2 inning saves since no one else in the pen can get anyone out? I think we all know the answer to that…
On my “Yankees World Series Mix” playlist for Friday at work:
“Celebration” Kool and the Gang
“Ain’t No Stopping Us Now” McFadden and White
“We Will Rock You” Queen
“Mama Said Knock You Out” LL Cool J
“Empire State of Mind” Jay-Z and Alicia Keys
“Theme from New York, New York” Frank
You guys get the point…
Am I bi-polar? Manic? Yes, yes I am… :)
LET’S GO YANKEES!!!
P.S. Still not pleased with the bats but maybe Hamels will piss his pants on the mound and throw us some tasty meatballs tomorrow night…
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