Just Win: Phillies-Yanks WS Gamer II

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  • Wow, Burnett is wearing his big-boy undies tonight. Sick movement on that fastball.

    Atheose - SF October 29, 2009, 8:02 pm
  • Great first for AJ…here come Jeter and the Rally Killers!!!

    krueg October 29, 2009, 8:05 pm
  • Pedro F-ing Martinez…this is surreal. Wonder who he is going to blast? Liner up the middle off his balls would be good…

    krueg October 29, 2009, 8:07 pm
  • I’m not gunna lie… hearing the “Who’s your daddy?” chant while Pedro is on the mound give me a huge erection.

    Atheose - SF October 29, 2009, 8:08 pm
  • “Just win, baby.”
    amen

    dc October 29, 2009, 8:09 pm
  • Um, Ath…are you sure it isn’t just the sight of Pedro that gives you a stiffy??? Be honest bro… ;)

    krueg October 29, 2009, 8:10 pm
  • Probably a combination of both, Krueg. Probably a combination of both.

    Atheose - SF October 29, 2009, 8:10 pm
  • Jeter K’s…awesome. Fastball right…down…the…middle.
    And now I present…the Rally Killers.

    krueg October 29, 2009, 8:11 pm
  • Nice Ath…sinner. ;)

    krueg October 29, 2009, 8:11 pm
  • Damon is completely worthless. I really hope he goes the way of Fat Bobby…
    2 outs.
    Tex up so 1-2-3 for the Yankees.

    krueg October 29, 2009, 8:12 pm
  • 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…

    krueg October 29, 2009, 8:14 pm
  • BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    krueg October 29, 2009, 8:14 pm
  • 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.

    Atheose - SF October 29, 2009, 8:14 pm
  • 1-2-3 with 2 Ks and a pop-up for Pedey.

    Hudson October 29, 2009, 8:15 pm
  • 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..

    Lar October 29, 2009, 8:16 pm
  • It’s up to you AJ…keep it up man.

    krueg October 29, 2009, 8:17 pm
  • 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

    dc October 29, 2009, 8:18 pm
  • Hey, try not to get any on the fucking screen Ath…jesus, get a room bro!

    krueg October 29, 2009, 8:18 pm
  • K’s Howard…nice.

    krueg October 29, 2009, 8:19 pm
  • LOL at Joe Buck calling Burnett “Beckett”

    Atheose - SF October 29, 2009, 8:20 pm
  • Did Joe “I’m a total douche” Buck just call AJ…Beckett??? Really dude???

    krueg October 29, 2009, 8:20 pm
  • “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

    dc October 29, 2009, 8:21 pm
  • I expect shitty commentary from the other dude, but Buck is normally just OKAY. The suckiness must be contagious.

    Atheose - SF October 29, 2009, 8:21 pm
  • I’m stuck at work, by the way, putting out fires. Bah.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 8:22 pm
  • Ath is cool DC…we’re just messing around!
    I do not like Buck.

    krueg October 29, 2009, 8:23 pm
  • DC, are you implying that the Sox would be in the world series today if we had kept Pedro after 2004?

    Atheose - SF October 29, 2009, 8:23 pm
  • No way Lar…huge bummer bro.

    krueg October 29, 2009, 8:23 pm
  • Tough break.. does not get closer than that..

    Lar October 29, 2009, 8:25 pm
  • It’s almost a shame for Ibanez to reach on that lucky flare, considering how Burnett was dominating the at-bat.

    Atheose - SF October 29, 2009, 8:25 pm
  • 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?

    krueg October 29, 2009, 8:26 pm
  • Anyway we can get Crawford next year for LF??? PLEEEEEEASE???

    krueg October 29, 2009, 8:26 pm
  • mcbuckfucker’s bias is well chronicled…

    dc October 29, 2009, 8:27 pm
  • 0-1. game. Nice job ARod.

    krueg October 29, 2009, 8:27 pm
  • Wow, the broadcasters were right about Stairs loving the fastball. ARod doesn’t deserve an error there.

    Atheose - SF October 29, 2009, 8:27 pm
  • 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.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 8:27 pm
  • I hate to be that guy…who am I kidding, no I don’t…the REAL ARod is back baby!!! ;)

    krueg October 29, 2009, 8:27 pm
  • ARod got to come up with that one..

    Lar October 29, 2009, 8:28 pm
  • Ball gets by ARod, ruled a hit, 1-0 Phils.

    Hudson October 29, 2009, 8:28 pm
  • Two out hits plaguing the Yanks again..

    Lar October 29, 2009, 8:28 pm
  • 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…

    krueg October 29, 2009, 8:29 pm
  • Let’s make this moot by scoring 10 runs guys.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 8:29 pm
  • Anyone want to bet $1 that ARod K’s???

    krueg October 29, 2009, 8:29 pm
  • So… Who’s Pedro gonna bean tonight? Cuz it’s gonna happen.

    Hudson October 29, 2009, 8:31 pm
  • Ya, and with Molina/Hairston in, I don’t know if they can ever score. Joe G, stop trying to gift games away!

    Lar October 29, 2009, 8:32 pm
  • I won’t take that bet Krueg… but I will bet that the New Yorkers boo him if he K’s.

    Atheose - SF October 29, 2009, 8:32 pm
  • Strike 1…

    krueg October 29, 2009, 8:32 pm
  • Strike 2…

    krueg October 29, 2009, 8:33 pm
  • Hudson, if it happens to anyone it would have happened to Posada… but he’s not in tonight. So hell if I know.

    Atheose - SF October 29, 2009, 8:33 pm
  • It’s coming…wait for it…

    krueg October 29, 2009, 8:34 pm
  • Wow, did you see how the Phillies catcher set up for that pitch? He was practically doing the splits.

    Atheose - SF October 29, 2009, 8:35 pm
  • At least he’s making him throw pitches…

    krueg October 29, 2009, 8:35 pm
  • At least ARod is working him a little bit..

    Lar October 29, 2009, 8:35 pm
  • Good eye…good eye…

    krueg October 29, 2009, 8:36 pm
  • There it is. K.

    krueg October 29, 2009, 8:36 pm
  • Sure enough, ARod K’s… he’s not boo’d though.

    Atheose - SF October 29, 2009, 8:36 pm
  • 3 K’s thus far. Wow, the Yanks are really cold.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 8:37 pm
  • Good to see Alex is back to normal…maybe Kate is withholding.
    Pedro making us his bitch at age 46. We are fucking pathetic.

    krueg October 29, 2009, 8:37 pm
  • BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
    Not just him though Ath…all of them except Jeter.

    krueg October 29, 2009, 8:37 pm
  • A 70 mph pitch. What the..
    Matsui does single though. No perfect game!

    Lar October 29, 2009, 8:37 pm
  • WE GOT A BASE HIT…WE GOT A BASE HIT!!!! I CANNOT BELIEVE IT!!!!
    Here comes the GIDP.

    krueg October 29, 2009, 8:38 pm
  • Cano batting 6th. Haven’t seen that in awhile. Then again, Joe G gives Phils at least two automatic outs..

    Lar October 29, 2009, 8:38 pm
  • Oh man, Pedro hitting 88. Look at dat heat.

    Atheose - SF October 29, 2009, 8:39 pm
  • 8 automatic outs Lar…8.

    krueg October 29, 2009, 8:39 pm
  • Cano somehow stays alive, but in typical fashion chased a high one. Here comes the ball in the dirt..

    Lar October 29, 2009, 8:39 pm
  • Cano takes a ball!

    Lar October 29, 2009, 8:40 pm
  • 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!

    Lar October 29, 2009, 8:41 pm
  • Anything being Yanks getting shutdown by a Darren Oliver-clone, of course.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 8:42 pm
  • “That JUUUUUUUUUUUST MISSED”…that was a foot outside douchebag.

    krueg October 29, 2009, 8:42 pm
  • HOLY SHIT IBANEZ

    Atheose - SF October 29, 2009, 8:42 pm
  • Cano robbed of a double, perhaps. Bah.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 8:42 pm
  • Amazing what a good defense can do…huh? You watching Damon you old fuck?

    krueg October 29, 2009, 8:42 pm
  • 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.

    LocklandSF October 29, 2009, 8:42 pm
  • And here are the automatic outs. Starting with Hairston.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 8:42 pm
  • Nice diving catch by RIba.

    Hudson October 29, 2009, 8:43 pm
  • I love your positivity Lar…you are the yin to my yang.

    krueg October 29, 2009, 8:44 pm
  • I’m telling your little brother Lock…

    krueg October 29, 2009, 8:45 pm
  • Worked the count to 3-2 without even having to swing.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 8:45 pm
  • How fucking horrible is this lineup. I mean, I am at a loss right now…

    krueg October 29, 2009, 8:46 pm
  • 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..

    Lar October 29, 2009, 8:46 pm
  • The Godzilla single is harmless, on to the third.

    Hudson October 29, 2009, 8:47 pm
  • Pedro looks hittable. Maybe not by the Yanks tonight, but definitely hittable.. just got to break through..

    Lar October 29, 2009, 8:48 pm
  • Back to the top of the order…this could be bad…

    krueg October 29, 2009, 8:49 pm
  • AJ not getting the call.. bah.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 8:51 pm
  • krueg, He knows, he’s a douche, but I still love him, just not as much as Pedro.

    LocklandSF October 29, 2009, 8:52 pm
  • The meltdown begins…

    krueg October 29, 2009, 8:52 pm
  • And AJ loses Rollins 1-2 to a walk. That might hurt AJ with focus on the basepaths..

    Lar October 29, 2009, 8:52 pm
  • Gotcha Lock…

    krueg October 29, 2009, 8:53 pm
  • Well, AJ’s got to hold them with this offense in place..

    Lar October 29, 2009, 8:54 pm
  • Victorino missed that curve by a foot and a half. Wow.

    Atheose - SF October 29, 2009, 8:55 pm
  • Still got to get them out. Was ahead of JRoll too..

    Lar October 29, 2009, 8:56 pm
  • They keep fouling AJ’s slow stuff..

    Lar October 29, 2009, 8:57 pm
  • 5 pitches, 6 pickoff attempts.

    Atheose - SF October 29, 2009, 8:58 pm
  • This is boring the crap out of me.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 8:58 pm
  • Victorino with an effective “bunt”. Bah. Here’s Chase.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 8:58 pm
  • About to be 0-2…

    krueg October 29, 2009, 8:58 pm
  • 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?
    OR
    The Phillies are a vastly superior team.
    Which is it???

    krueg October 29, 2009, 8:59 pm
  • They’re completely choking. The Yanks are the better team by far, but playing nowhere like it.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 9:00 pm
  • AJ is back to normal too…all over the place. Distracted. Falling apart.

    krueg October 29, 2009, 9:01 pm
  • Of course, it “helps” that you have a 200 mil payroll, and Molina and Hairston is starting your game 2.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 9:01 pm
  • LOL, the announcer just said that Halloween is tomorrow. They suck no matter what they talk about.

    Atheose - SF October 29, 2009, 9:01 pm
  • 56 pitches in the 3rd…we have seen this movie before. 3 run HR anyone???

    krueg October 29, 2009, 9:02 pm
  • Walks Utley to face Howard. This does not look good.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 9:02 pm
  • …Victorino gets an IBB? So they can pitch to Howard? Uhhhhh…?

    Atheose - SF October 29, 2009, 9:02 pm
  • 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..

    Lar October 29, 2009, 9:03 pm
  • We all knew AJ wasn’t capable of winning this game? Didn’t we???

    krueg October 29, 2009, 9:03 pm
  • And then we will go to the horrible bullpen pretty soon. Bah.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 9:03 pm
  • A mistake pitch that Howard whiffed on. That could’ve made it 4-0.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 9:03 pm
  • Big big pitch coming..

    Lar October 29, 2009, 9:04 pm
  • Can we pinch hit for Molina this coming inning?

    Lar October 29, 2009, 9:04 pm
  • Howard strikes out, but AJ at 61 pitches after 3. Matching Pedro’s pace, but not Pedro’s score. 1-0 Phils.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 9:05 pm
  • Yawn…doesn’t matter. We can’t hit. They basically already won…

    krueg October 29, 2009, 9:05 pm
  • Huge strikeout.

    Atheose - SF October 29, 2009, 9:05 pm
  • 1 run is all they need indeed.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 9:07 pm
  • Thanks Melky, for running up the count. Here’s the 2nd automatic out, Molina.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 9:08 pm
  • We have no chance in this game. I don’t even want to watch anymore.

    krueg October 29, 2009, 9:10 pm
  • Molina’s taking the “look at everything” approach that Hairston did. Really, Swisher couldn’t do that?

    Lar October 29, 2009, 9:10 pm
  • 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.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 9:11 pm
  • Pedro at 53 pitches, but actually could end up with fewer pitches than AJ.. bah.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 9:12 pm
  • Amazingly, after striking out the first 3 of 4 batters, Pedro has not yet got a strike out..

    Lar October 29, 2009, 9:13 pm
  • Good job Jeter at not biting..

    Lar October 29, 2009, 9:14 pm
  • Everyone else’s shitty-ness is rubbing off on Jeter…I feel so sorry for him, Mo and Andy.

    krueg October 29, 2009, 9:15 pm
  • 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?

    Atheose - SF October 29, 2009, 9:15 pm
  • And Jeter goes down looking on 6 pitches. Pitch count at 57 for Pedro..

    Lar October 29, 2009, 9:15 pm
  • This game is over. This series is over. Peace out guys.

    krueg October 29, 2009, 9:15 pm
  • 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.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 9:16 pm
  • 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.

    Atheose - SF October 29, 2009, 9:18 pm
  • man…the yanks need to get some of those excuse me hits like Werth right there.

    walein October 29, 2009, 9:21 pm
  • i’d like a nice Ibanez K and then a stairs DP

    walein October 29, 2009, 9:22 pm
  • 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.

    walein October 29, 2009, 9:23 pm
  • What a throw by Molina.

    attackgerbil October 29, 2009, 9:23 pm
  • And Fox can’t seem to get the right replay up.

    walein October 29, 2009, 9:24 pm
  • TEIXEIRA!!! Tie game.

    attackgerbil October 29, 2009, 9:28 pm
  • Son of a bitch

    Atheose - SF October 29, 2009, 9:28 pm
  • So Nick jsut gets on and TEX GOES DEEP.

    walein October 29, 2009, 9:28 pm
  • He had to really extend to pull that pitch.

    attackgerbil October 29, 2009, 9:28 pm
  • 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.

    walein October 29, 2009, 9:30 pm
  • Cantno (you see what I did there?)

    walein October 29, 2009, 9:33 pm
  • That called strike on Hairston was close. Too close for him to be watching.

    attackgerbil October 29, 2009, 9:37 pm
  • 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.

    Mark (YF) October 29, 2009, 9:40 pm
  • Well, that was strike three to Rollins…seems like a rough night so far for the home plate ump

    Mark (YF) October 29, 2009, 9:43 pm
  • well, he came back from striking rollins out twice…that was nice.

    walein October 29, 2009, 9:46 pm
  • 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.

    Mark (YF) October 29, 2009, 9:47 pm
  • Captain! Double to the corner!

    attackgerbil October 29, 2009, 9:51 pm
  • Damon wastes it.

    attackgerbil October 29, 2009, 9:52 pm
  • Damon pulls his pants down and craps on the game

    walein October 29, 2009, 9:53 pm
  • 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.

    walein October 29, 2009, 9:53 pm
  • What a duel between these two. Almost identical stats so far.

    Atheose - SF October 29, 2009, 10:02 pm
  • 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…

    Mark (YF) October 29, 2009, 10:04 pm
  • Tex and ARod both K. Wow.

    Atheose - SF October 29, 2009, 10:09 pm
  • Godzilla!

    attackgerbil October 29, 2009, 10:10 pm
  • Damn. Wow.

    Atheose - SF October 29, 2009, 10:10 pm
  • He had to reach down to grab that one. YSIII special

    attackgerbil October 29, 2009, 10:10 pm
  • 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.

    Mark (YF) October 29, 2009, 10:14 pm
  • The plate has gotten pretty loose, for both pitchers.

    attackgerbil October 29, 2009, 10:14 pm
  • Loose is one thing. 16 effing inches off is another.

    Mark (YF) October 29, 2009, 10:16 pm
  • 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

    dc October 29, 2009, 10:17 pm
  • 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.

    Mark (YF) October 29, 2009, 10:18 pm
  • What a duel. What a duel.

    Atheose - SF October 29, 2009, 10:18 pm
  • AJ going after the haters

    walein October 29, 2009, 10:20 pm
  • props to aj

    Nick-YF October 29, 2009, 10:21 pm
  • Buck keeps saying things about people “saving their best” for something or other. I have no clue what he is on about.

    attackgerbil October 29, 2009, 10:21 pm
  • LOL all the pregame analysts were taking pictures with their cameraphones of Alicia Keyes.

    Atheose - SF October 29, 2009, 10:23 pm
  • I”ll give Buck this…that was a good joke about that god awful DJ Hero “highlight” thing

    walein October 29, 2009, 10:24 pm
  • Mo probably coming in for a 6-out save.

    Atheose - SF October 29, 2009, 10:24 pm
  • Jerry Hairston takes strike one and is still complaining.

    attackgerbil October 29, 2009, 10:24 pm
  • Walein, what’d he say? I missed it.

    Atheose - SF October 29, 2009, 10:24 pm
  • Hairston is up to lead off the inning. I’m trying to choke back my rage…

    Mark (YF) October 29, 2009, 10:24 pm
  • He said “Good job with that Tim.”

    walein October 29, 2009, 10:25 pm
  • seriously…Hairston has shown that he shouldn’t be in tonight

    walein October 29, 2009, 10:25 pm
  • And he swings at a ball in his face.

    walein October 29, 2009, 10:26 pm
  • Indeed walein.. a shitty rock song from 25 years ago on the way in guarantees something godawful on the way out.

    attackgerbil October 29, 2009, 10:26 pm
  • teehheee

    walein October 29, 2009, 10:27 pm
  • Okay Jerry, I’m sorry.
    Nice hit.

    attackgerbil October 29, 2009, 10:27 pm
  • 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.

    Mark (YF) October 29, 2009, 10:27 pm
  • Hairston singles in a 1-2 count. Pedro left out there against Melky.

    Atheose - SF October 29, 2009, 10:27 pm
  • Hariston puts it in our face

    walein October 29, 2009, 10:27 pm
  • and now they’re pinch running for him? how come? Isn’t Hairston fast?

    walein October 29, 2009, 10:28 pm
  • Hit and run, runners on corners. Ballgame.

    Atheose - SF October 29, 2009, 10:29 pm
  • Melky! Sharp single to RF on the hit and run puts Hairston on third.

    attackgerbil October 29, 2009, 10:29 pm
  • Posada coming in to the game.

    attackgerbil October 29, 2009, 10:29 pm
  • 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!

    Mark (YF) October 29, 2009, 10:29 pm
  • I see Charlie Manuel did not see Grady Little’s op-ed in the last issue of Former Cleveland Indian Coaches Quarterly.

    FenSheaParkway October 29, 2009, 10:30 pm
  • No matter what happens in this inning, that was an amazing outing by Pedro. He just wasn’t as good as Burnett.

    Atheose - SF October 29, 2009, 10:31 pm
  • Pedro looks…unwell…as Manuel pulls him from the game.

    Mark (YF) October 29, 2009, 10:31 pm
  • Pedro should point at his head while looking at Jorge while walking to the dugout just for old time’s sake.

    attackgerbil October 29, 2009, 10:31 pm
  • pedro’s still a jackoff…

    dc October 29, 2009, 10:32 pm
  • 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!

    Lar October 29, 2009, 10:35 pm
  • Woah, Chan Ho Park looks not-Asian.

    Atheose - SF October 29, 2009, 10:35 pm
  • Wait, Manuel brought in Park and not Happ? So Jorge could bat from the left side? WTF is with the managers this October?

    Mark (YF) October 29, 2009, 10:35 pm
  • Even a Posada DP will score one. Let’s do this!

    Lar October 29, 2009, 10:35 pm
  • I always have liked pedro. What can you do?
    JORGE!!!!

    walein October 29, 2009, 10:35 pm
  • Jorge comes through.

    attackgerbil October 29, 2009, 10:35 pm
  • And he gets a single! 3-1 Yanks!

    Lar October 29, 2009, 10:35 pm
  • SEE WHAT I MEAN?! Thanks, Charlie!

    Mark (YF) October 29, 2009, 10:36 pm
  • Derek Jeter. Let’s roll.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 10:36 pm
  • Jeter, you’re our hottest hitter, possibly. Please do not bunt. I heart you. xoxo.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 10:37 pm
  • Rollins saved a base.. and 0-2 count on Jeter..

    Lar October 29, 2009, 10:37 pm
  • crap. whose calling for a bunt?

    walein October 29, 2009, 10:38 pm
  • Jeter. WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU DOING?

    Lar October 29, 2009, 10:38 pm
  • I hate bunting.

    attackgerbil October 29, 2009, 10:38 pm
  • Jeter is definitely one of the top heads up player in the league. He was not that player on that at bat.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 10:39 pm
  • whoever decided to bunt there deserves a cold shower…either Joe or Jeter…that was insane

    walein October 29, 2009, 10:39 pm
  • 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.

    Mark (YF) October 29, 2009, 10:39 pm
  • Count me as confused, as in, WHAT IN THE HELL WAS THAT?

    attackgerbil October 29, 2009, 10:39 pm
  • Girardi should be fired simply for making Jeter bunt at all, let alone with 2 strikes.

    Atheose - SF October 29, 2009, 10:40 pm
  • 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.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 10:40 pm
  • i’m stupified. Someone should throw a blanket over me.

    walein October 29, 2009, 10:40 pm
  • Got to tack on a few runs.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 10:41 pm
  • And on top of everything else, let’s not forget: Chan Ho Park was pitching. And there’s already one out. Wow.

    FenSheaParkway October 29, 2009, 10:42 pm
  • “Hmm, we’re finally getting something going. What should we do? I know! Give them a free out.”

    attackgerbil October 29, 2009, 10:42 pm
  • OH SNAP, controversy.

    Atheose - SF October 29, 2009, 10:43 pm
  • Whaaa???

    FenSheaParkway October 29, 2009, 10:43 pm
  • Awful, awful call and if the Phils get back into this, they will point to this play..

    Lar October 29, 2009, 10:43 pm
  • umps still suck but fox would rather cut to commercial…

    dc October 29, 2009, 10:45 pm
  • Fired
    they must be fired.

    walein October 29, 2009, 10:45 pm
  • LIVID right now.

    attackgerbil October 29, 2009, 10:45 pm
  • If only Jeter did not bunt..

    Lar October 29, 2009, 10:45 pm
  • 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?

    Mark (YF) October 29, 2009, 10:45 pm
  • 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.

    FenSheaParkway October 29, 2009, 10:45 pm
  • Fucking Howard instantly plays it like a short hop by trying to throw to second…how can the first base ump not realize that?????

    walein October 29, 2009, 10:46 pm
  • To be fair, we probably need whatever those medication in those commercials to calm us down. Wow.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 10:46 pm
  • Mo for a 6 out save. Can’t argue with Joe G.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 10:47 pm
  • 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.

    walein October 29, 2009, 10:47 pm
  • Ump’s call gave the Yanks two outs. Bah.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 10:48 pm
  • I’m spitting angry.

    attackgerbil October 29, 2009, 10:48 pm
  • Walein, yes. I read his reaction wrong.

    FenSheaParkway October 29, 2009, 10:48 pm
  • Good to know that the umps met after and still made the wrong call

    walein October 29, 2009, 10:49 pm
  • 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.

    AndrewYF October 29, 2009, 10:49 pm
  • How can they meet and not even grasp the fact that he threw to second to get the force??? FURIOUS.

    attackgerbil October 29, 2009, 10:49 pm
  • mcbuckfucker defends the call…unreal

    dc October 29, 2009, 10:50 pm
  • I don’t believe in it at all…but this post season has made the case for…yes, robots.

    walein October 29, 2009, 10:50 pm
  • 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..

    Lar October 29, 2009, 10:50 pm
  • fingers crossed that mo makes it right

    dc October 29, 2009, 10:50 pm
  • Rollins working the count against Mo, battling from 1-2. Let’s see if he can get him here.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 10:51 pm
  • lar…if he had caught the ball in the air…he would have just had to touch first base to get the double play.

    walein October 29, 2009, 10:51 pm
  • CMON Mo!

    walein October 29, 2009, 10:52 pm
  • Rollins is really working it. 10 pitch at bat.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 10:53 pm
  • damn

    walein October 29, 2009, 10:53 pm
  • 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..

    Lar October 29, 2009, 10:53 pm
  • if the Yankees had gotten that call we would be watching that replay more than the game.

    walein October 29, 2009, 10:53 pm
  • JRolls walk on 11 pitches. Give him credit, I guess.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 10:54 pm
  • stomach feels bad.

    walein October 29, 2009, 10:54 pm
  • Victorino with a grounder to right. Bah.
    Those possible extra runs loom bigger and bigger. Here’s Utley..

    Lar October 29, 2009, 10:55 pm
  • absolutely Lars. And his mistake…fuck I’m so angry about this.

    walein October 29, 2009, 10:55 pm
  • Is Mo overworked?

    Lar October 29, 2009, 10:58 pm
  • Mo gets a huge double play by Utley and they get out of the inning.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 10:59 pm
  • YESSSSSSSSSSSSS>>>>>IN YOUR FUCKING FACE UMPIRES!!!!!!!!!!!

    walein October 29, 2009, 10:59 pm
  • 463 ends the inning. Victorino CLEARLY out of the path trying to break up the DP.

    attackgerbil October 29, 2009, 11:00 pm
  • Huuuuge double play…pains me to say it, but McCarver is absolutely right…about Manuel effing up by not sending the runners.

    Mark (YF) October 29, 2009, 11:00 pm
  • 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.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 11:02 pm
  • Big missed call.. ya, just like the one before that gave them two outs..

    Lar October 29, 2009, 11:03 pm
  • 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.

    Mark (YF) October 29, 2009, 11:03 pm
  • Now it appears that Utley was safe.

    attackgerbil October 29, 2009, 11:03 pm
  • On the Mark? He gets a freebie as he gets hit.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 11:03 pm
  • Eeeesh.. that sounded painful.

    attackgerbil October 29, 2009, 11:04 pm
  • how ’bout fox mcbuckfucker making a big deal out of THAT missed call…where’ve they been????

    dc October 29, 2009, 11:04 pm
  • Who knew, Pedro did not hit anybody, and Madson hits his first batter..

    Lar October 29, 2009, 11:04 pm
  • Wow, that HBP from Madsen certainly wasn’t intentional, but man, it was tight at his knee…

    Mark (YF) October 29, 2009, 11:04 pm
  • 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.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 11:05 pm
  • Aceves up? Hmmm…

    Atheose - SF October 29, 2009, 11:05 pm
  • 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.

    Mark (YF) October 29, 2009, 11:06 pm
  • ARod K’s on a borderline pitch..

    Lar October 29, 2009, 11:06 pm
  • Here’s Matsui, arguably the hero of the day so far. Along with AJ, who apparently stepped it up after I left work..

    Lar October 29, 2009, 11:07 pm
  • ump better give mo that shit

    dc October 29, 2009, 11:07 pm
  • ARod: 0 for 8 with 6 K’s in the WS. Wonder how long it takes the papers to talk about it.

    Atheose - SF October 29, 2009, 11:08 pm
  • But game is not over yet.. bottom of the 8th.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 11:08 pm
  • ARod having an awful Series so far.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 11:08 pm
  • And Matsui strikes out. Cano up.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 11:09 pm
  • 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..

    Lar October 29, 2009, 11:10 pm
  • 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.

    Mark (YF) October 29, 2009, 11:10 pm
  • 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.

    walein October 29, 2009, 11:10 pm
  • One more run, Gardner.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 11:10 pm
  • 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..

    Lar October 29, 2009, 11:12 pm
  • 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

    walein October 29, 2009, 11:12 pm
  • Three outs.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 11:13 pm
  • It’s up to Mo

    walein October 29, 2009, 11:15 pm
  • 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.

    Mark (YF) October 29, 2009, 11:15 pm
  • Howard, Werth, Ibanez.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 11:17 pm
  • I think I’m not angry any more. I think.

    attackgerbil October 29, 2009, 11:17 pm
  • Nope, I’m wrong. I’m still angry.

    attackgerbil October 29, 2009, 11:17 pm
  • Two.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 11:18 pm
  • I don’t care….He has called that ALL night long.

    walein October 29, 2009, 11:18 pm
  • Howard down looking makes me happy though.

    attackgerbil October 29, 2009, 11:18 pm
  • 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.

    Mark (YF) October 29, 2009, 11:18 pm
  • Golden sombrero for Howard.

    FenSheaParkway October 29, 2009, 11:18 pm
  • Howard K’s on a pitch that was more outside than the one to ARod.

    Atheose - SF October 29, 2009, 11:19 pm
  • AND, Mark, they don’t defend the call the ump made either.

    attackgerbil October 29, 2009, 11:19 pm
  • 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.

    Mark (YF) October 29, 2009, 11:19 pm
  • Two away.

    attackgerbil October 29, 2009, 11:20 pm
  • One.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 11:20 pm
  • 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

    walein October 29, 2009, 11:21 pm
  • Double for Ibanez. Wow. I thought Gardner would get that one.
    Tying run at the plate, 2 outs, Ibanez at second.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 11:22 pm
  • No, you do not put the tying ruu on base.
    Game over.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 11:24 pm
  • K. Yanks win.

    attackgerbil October 29, 2009, 11:24 pm
  • 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…

    Mark (YF) October 29, 2009, 11:24 pm
  • 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.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 11:24 pm
  • great game though except the umps
    which ahs been most of the post season

    walein October 29, 2009, 11:24 pm
  • AJ also answered plenty of questions thus far. Sucks to have Phils snatched one, but maybe the Yanks can build on this.

    Lar October 29, 2009, 11:25 pm
  • Good night, fellas.

    attackgerbil October 29, 2009, 11:26 pm
  • mcbuckfucker goes home sad tonight…how pathetic are they…

    dc October 29, 2009, 11:26 pm
  • I knew we were going to win the whole time. ;)

    krueg October 29, 2009, 11:31 pm
  • who are these fools?…what?….chris rose?…tom arnold was too busy?
    …fox is a joke

    dc October 29, 2009, 11:32 pm
  • 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.

    Mark (YF) October 29, 2009, 11:46 pm
  • 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!!!

    krueg October 30, 2009, 9:09 am
  • 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…

    krueg October 30, 2009, 9:11 am

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