Let’s Get On With It: Rangers-Yanks ALCS Gamer IV

C.C. may help us stay alive to fight another day, but who knows what life these Yankee bats will bring to this afternoon’s dance against C.J. Wilson.

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Texas
E. Andrus ss .294
M. Young 3b .368
J. Hamilton cf .333
V. Guerrero dh .333
N. Cruz lf .333
I. Kinsler 2b .143
J. Francoeur rf .167
M. Treanor c .500
M. Moreland 1b .364
C.J. Wilson 3.86
 
NY Yankees
D. Jeter ss .278
N. Swisher rf .067
R. Cano 2b .467
A. Rodriguez 3b .133
M. Thames dh .200
L. Berkman 1b .286
J. Posada c .167
C. Granderson cf .182
B. Gardner lf .250
C. Sabathia 11.25

50 comments… add one

  • Nice post-season ERA CC. Let’s see if the Yankees can salvage a little dignity today, if nothing else.

    IronHorse (YF) October 20, 2010, 4:18 pm
  • Trying to think of a single good reason to duck work early today and watch a bit of this game.

    attackgerbil October 20, 2010, 4:37 pm
  • Ducking out of work is never a bad idea…

    rootbeerfloat October 20, 2010, 4:46 pm
  • Are 3 runs enough for CC and crew?

    Lar October 20, 2010, 4:55 pm
  • Hey boys. I don’t mean to go off-topic, but last night (well, early this morning), my wife had our first child, a son. His name is Malcolm, he is (or was at birth) 10 lbs, 4 oz, 22 inches long, and he has my hair (dark, his mom’s is red). I cannot believe how much my wife went through last night (pitocin-induced because he was two weeks overdue, no epidural or pain meds, episiotomy because his head was so big). She is a motherf*cking champion, and this baby is a rock star. I might post a link to pics or whatnot later.
    Good luck, YFs. I don’t think anyone is counting your team out (unless they are morons).

    Devine October 20, 2010, 4:56 pm
  • Congrats Devine!

    Lar October 20, 2010, 5:02 pm
  • Swisher and Cano go back to back, though they could’ve (well maybe Swisher) found a more critical time to do it, but I’ll take it. 5-0.
    Cano is red hot, but they’re still down 3-1 in the series.

    Lar October 20, 2010, 5:09 pm
  • This is the offense we hoped to see, let’s hope it’s not too late.

    Lar October 20, 2010, 5:13 pm
  • Really awesome Devine. Psyched for you and for her. Here I was feeling like I endured the most painful evening last night in my nosebleed seats at the AJ Burnett/Joe Girardi/Joba Chamerblain massacre. I wasn’t even close. Of course the payoff for you and your wife is SUBSTANTIALLY better :)

    IronHorse (YF) October 20, 2010, 5:14 pm
  • If the Yanks can find a way to not blow this, then they’ll have a heartbeat. Hughes would have to block out of his mind the beatdown he took less than a week ago to picthc a solid game 6, but it’s not inconceivable. Of course, even in that rosiest of scenarios they’d win a date with Cliff Lee in game 7. Yippee. But doing so would turn utter humiliation into simply a series defeat. First things first – try to hold a 5-run lead at home fellas.

    IronHorse (YF) October 20, 2010, 5:18 pm
  • Berkman down..

    Lar October 20, 2010, 5:24 pm
  • Seems to be okay, slipped but didn’t land on his head.

    Lar October 20, 2010, 5:26 pm
  • Weird play though, attempted bunt with one out, man on second. I get playing for a run, but not when you’re down 5. I guess their confidence reigns right now.

    Lar October 20, 2010, 5:28 pm
  • Jorge doubles. Pile on Yanks. For once.

    IronHorse (YF) October 20, 2010, 5:34 pm
  • A tack on run here would be nice, if only to show that the Yanks can do that too. Make that statement.

    Lar October 20, 2010, 5:40 pm
  • Or not. Man on 2nd nobody out, and man on third with one out, but can’t get that run in.

    Lar October 20, 2010, 5:42 pm
  • Here they come..

    Lar October 20, 2010, 5:46 pm
  • ARod with a ground rule double — a break for the Rangers as Gardner was at first. Still a good sign, and let’s hope we don’t need the run.
    Wilson still out there, presumably to take one for the team in a 3-1 series lead. Let’s hope they keep hitting like this and never stop.

    Lar October 20, 2010, 6:03 pm
  • Long deep fly ball to get one run in. The Yanks just can’t do things the easy way, can they? Well, the 6-1 lead makes this one easier to swallow though. Still a chance though.

    Lar October 20, 2010, 6:07 pm
  • Bases loaded, one out and the Yanks only got one out of it. Maybe I’m a cup half empty kind of guy, at least today, but hopefully the odds will even out game 6 and 7 and Yanks actually score those runs.
    At the very least, no celebration tonight is what I hope for.

    Lar October 20, 2010, 6:11 pm
  • Still early though, as we’re only though 5.

    Lar October 20, 2010, 6:12 pm
  • I would also add, if it hasn’t been heartbreaking enough, if they lose today..

    Lar October 20, 2010, 6:12 pm
  • CC at 112 pitches after 6, so presumably he’s done. Let’s hope the Yanks tack on a few runs and maybe give Mo and inning of easy work, and let’s go to game 6.

    Lar October 20, 2010, 6:32 pm
  • Wilson done after 93 pitches, in 5 IP, only 48 for strikes. Unfortunately the other Rangers will throw strikes..

    Lar October 20, 2010, 6:35 pm
  • But let’s hope not!

    Lar October 20, 2010, 6:35 pm
  • And let’s hope the Yanks wear out their pen just a little bit. Granderson with a double off the wall, going the other way against Kirkman the lefty. Missed a HR by maybe 5 feet off the top of the wall down the line. Encouraging sign.

    Lar October 20, 2010, 6:36 pm
  • Gardner practicing his bunt, moving Curtis to third with one out. Not a super bunt, but it got the job done, one away and Jeter is up.

    Lar October 20, 2010, 6:38 pm
  • Swisher with a double play, proving that once again, they couldn’t score with a man on second, no outs, or a man on third, one out. Still 6-2.

    Lar October 20, 2010, 6:48 pm
  • Wood comes in. I guess a day rest tomorrow, and Giradi is taking no risk.
    Infield single though, and Andrus will likely rin.

    Lar October 20, 2010, 6:53 pm
  • *run.

    Lar October 20, 2010, 6:53 pm
  • And Wood is giving him a lot of attention.

    Lar October 20, 2010, 6:55 pm
  • Posada tags the runner on strike 2, and Wood with a crazy wild pitch as Andrus takes second.

    Lar October 20, 2010, 6:56 pm
  • Pick off at second! Two outs.

    Lar October 20, 2010, 7:00 pm
  • Might not have made the tag, but the ball/glove beats the runner by a bit, will take it.

    Lar October 20, 2010, 7:00 pm
  • Posada throws away the mask on a pitch in the dirt, perhaps not remembering there’s no one at second anymore..

    Lar October 20, 2010, 7:01 pm
  • Random note, the Yanks only has 7 hits, while Texas has 12 hits. 5 walks on Yanks side while Rangers has 0 walks though. Hamilton Ks.

    Lar October 20, 2010, 7:04 pm
  • 2-3. One game at a time.

    Lar October 20, 2010, 7:55 pm
  • I’m glad they didn’t just fold up the tent…good job.

    krueg October 20, 2010, 8:57 pm
  • that’s awesome devine…my best wishes to you, your wife, and little malcom…

    dc October 21, 2010, 8:02 am
  • Phil Hughes can realy show us all something tomorrow. Biggest start of his still-young-career, esp coming off the shellacking he took in TX last week. I’m just happy to have at least one more day of baseball put back on the calendar! Am dreading the off-season…I’ve really lost interest in pretty much all other sports.

    IronHorse (YF) October 21, 2010, 9:54 am
  • It’s up to Phranchise…forcing a Game 7 would be insane. We’ll see.
    You can always jump on the Buffalo Sabres bandwagon with AG and I????

    krueg October 21, 2010, 10:23 am
  • that’s awesome devine…my best wishes to you, your wife, and little malcom..
    +2, buddy: good job!!!

    Brad October 21, 2010, 11:16 am
  • I didn’t see the message from Devine…
    CONGRATS BROTHER!!!
    FYI…I am 6’6″ and 300 LBS and was 9 lbs, 9 oz at birth so your son could be a MONSTER! Defensive lineman?

    krueg October 21, 2010, 12:01 pm
  • “…FYI…I am 6’6″ and 300 LBS…”
    glad you’re my friend krueg

    dc October 21, 2010, 6:08 pm
  • Certain people on here would not speak to me the way they do in person… ;)

    krueg October 21, 2010, 6:41 pm
  • My congratulations, Devine. That’s wonderful news. The best to you and your family.

    attackgerbil October 21, 2010, 8:07 pm
  • > would not speak to me..
    Sure I would. I’d just be yelling my fool head off into your navel.

    attackgerbil October 21, 2010, 8:09 pm
  • .. instead of into my own navel, which is what i usually do.

    attackgerbil October 21, 2010, 8:12 pm
  • Devine: my wife and I chose a natural birth at home for our first baby, who now approaches his fourth birthday and will have a sister in a couple weeks. I would not pretend to know what you, your wife, or my wife went through, but I sure do know what you are talking about. Amazing stuff on levels impossible to comprehend when it is all put together. Sincerely, my best.

    attackgerbil October 21, 2010, 8:18 pm
  • Krueg, I must confess that I have yet to watch a Sabres game this season. Hopefully I am going to fix that Saturday when they play Jersey.

    attackgerbil October 22, 2010, 12:18 pm

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