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.
|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|
|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|
50 replies on “Let’s Get On With It: Rangers-Yanks ALCS Gamer IV”
Nice post-season ERA CC. Let’s see if the Yankees can salvage a little dignity today, if nothing else.
Trying to think of a single good reason to duck work early today and watch a bit of this game.
Ducking out of work is never a bad idea…
Are 3 runs enough for CC and crew?
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).
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.
This is the offense we hoped to see, let’s hope it’s not too late.
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 :)
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.
Seems to be okay, slipped but didn’t land on his head.
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.
Jorge doubles. Pile on Yanks. For once.
A tack on run here would be nice, if only to show that the Yanks can do that too. Make that statement.
Or not. Man on 2nd nobody out, and man on third with one out, but can’t get that run in.
Here they come..
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.
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.
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.
Still early though, as we’re only though 5.
I would also add, if it hasn’t been heartbreaking enough, if they lose today..
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.
Wilson done after 93 pitches, in 5 IP, only 48 for strikes. Unfortunately the other Rangers will throw strikes..
But let’s hope not!
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.
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.
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.
Wood comes in. I guess a day rest tomorrow, and Giradi is taking no risk.
Infield single though, and Andrus will likely rin.
And Wood is giving him a lot of attention.
Posada tags the runner on strike 2, and Wood with a crazy wild pitch as Andrus takes second.
Pick off at second! Two outs.
Might not have made the tag, but the ball/glove beats the runner by a bit, will take it.
Posada throws away the mask on a pitch in the dirt, perhaps not remembering there’s no one at second anymore..
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.
2-3. One game at a time.
I’m glad they didn’t just fold up the tent…good job.
that’s awesome devine…my best wishes to you, your wife, and little malcom…
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.
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????
that’s awesome devine…my best wishes to you, your wife, and little malcom..
+2, buddy: good job!!!
I didn’t see the message from Devine…
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?
“…FYI…I am 6’6″ and 300 LBS…”
glad you’re my friend krueg
Certain people on here would not speak to me the way they do in person… ;)
My congratulations, Devine. That’s wonderful news. The best to you and your family.
> would not speak to me..
Sure I would. I’d just be yelling my fool head off into your navel.
.. instead of into my own navel, which is what i usually do.
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.
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.