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Nothing Has Hatched Yet: Yanks-Phils World Series Gamer V

We're taking this one game at a time. At the end of this one, who knows what we'll be feeling? A.J. Burnett vs. Cliff Lee. Comment away!

Per Lohud:

Derek Jeter SS
Johnny Damon LF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Nick Swisher RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Brett Gardner CF
Jose Molina C
A.J. Burnett P

Pitching: RHP A.J. Burnett (1-0, 3.55 ERA in postseason)

Jimmy Rollins SS
Shane Victorino CF
Chase Utley 2B
Ryan Howard 1B
Jayson Werth RF
Raul Ibanez LF
Pedro Feliz 3B
Carlos Ruiz C
Cliff Lee P

Pitching: LHP Cliff Lee (3-0, 0.54 ERA in postseason)

101 replies on “Nothing Has Hatched Yet: Yanks-Phils World Series Gamer V”

BTW. Shane Victorino should have been hit with a strike in that first inning since he didn’t try to move and ball hit him in the hand. That was the right pitch to throw and though Victorino MAY have wanted to get out of the way, he didn’t even move and that’s the fucking rule. Hopefully Shane learned a special lesson and that is that illegally having your hands over the plate makes you alone accountable for getting your hand bashed by a ball high and tight.

and now AJ’s feelings have been hurt and he’s losing his ability to throw the ball near the strike zone to a guy that’s struck out like 15 times in his last 10 at bats.

Shane Victorino: No, it’s not broken, they said I was a “fraidy cat” who shouldn’t do things if he isn’t willing to accept the consequences.

good pitch by robertson…finally someone get Ruiz to do what he usually does…but sadly, he chooses this time not to hit it anywhere near as he’s been hitting the ball all series.

How big a lead would Philadelphia have to build before Lee got pulled to save him for some hypothetical Game 7 innings?
Ain’t gonna happen, but a double-digit lead would gave to make Manuel think about it…

He’s like the guy you knew when you were in pre-k, whose mom is friend’s with your mom and he somehow gets invited to your social gathering because of your mom and you just don’t even want to explain his actions and attitude to anyone.

TEx stinks up the joint again…swinging at that same goddamn pitch every night.
Back to New York, nite ya’ll bad game for Joe Girardi and Brian Cashman.

FIrst off…the home plate ump completely fucked us with his bullshit strikezone. AJ got NO CALLS AT ALL while Lee got every fucking call…that was the difference in the game. We went out with many objective fans that seriously could not believe the calls that went against us…
That being said…
The heart and balls the boys showed to fight, battle, scrap, claw to come back in that game showed all I needed to see to show me that these guys are fucking champions. Period.
I’m out.

Sorry for being MIA these last couple games but I’m in Cairo and my i-net connection at the hotel is pretty horrible. After mortgaging my family’s future to go to all but one of the ALDS and ALCS home games and WS game 1 I missed WS4 entirely as my flight took off just before first pitch (was very happy to learn of the results upon landing yesterday) and could only follow WS5 by blackberry update. Frustrtating way to follow the world series.
Never wanted Burnett to go on short rest for exactly this reason – pitching him in an NL park where BOTH he and Molina take up spots in the line-up burned me and I figured that if he didn’t pull through, then it is the Yankees who are seemingly against the ropes throwing guys on short rest even though they are up in the series.
I love Pettitte and have never been concerned with a post-season start of his until now. He is not at the age to be throwing on short rest anymore. I would have liked to see Gaudin in Game 5 ESPECIALLY after the Yankees took the first two in Philly, knowing that the worst case was to go home with a fresh Burnett and a fresh Pettitte (or short-rest Sabathia, who has proven he can handle it). Whatever – here is where we are.
I’m with krueg on the prediction. The Yankees will come out rolling in Game 6 and will hopefully embarass Pedro, who is one wily man on the mound these days.
Probably won’t be able to join the game threads but enjoy gang. It is great to have this full extra month of baseball to follow, even with too many off days.

Krueg, I realise you tend to exaggerate in these threads, and you may or may not have had a drink or two. But..
The strikezone was definitely NOT the Yanks problem. Burnett had a grand total of 1 ball called on him before the score was 3-1.
If anything the calls were going the other way. Check out for the game and you see Burnett had quite a few out of the zone called, and Lee had a few in the zone (bottom half) called balls.
And Robertson got two gifts to K Rollins to end the third with two on after Lees hit.
I do agree that Yanks fight was impressive though. They could have easily laid down and given this one away to take it back to NY. That fighting spirit is very ominous for the Phils.
At least we get to see Pedro one more time against the old foe.

I’ve gotta agree with Dan here, Krueg… there was one horrible call on a pitch right down the middle (I think Robertson was pitching), but aside from that there really wasn’t a problem with the K-zone.

count me in with “the ump sucks” group, but i suppose i’m extra sensitive to even close but correct calls given the bad performance of the umps this post season…that, and i really wanted to rationalize the complete about-face burnett was giving us…i fell asleep before the comeback, but i agree that it’s a good sign…i’m a little worried about andy on short rest, but i think we can get to pedro…he doesn’t scare me anymore…we get the next 2 games at home…pitching is less of an issue if there’s a game 7, because cc is probably the best choice on short rest, and it’ll be “all hands on deck” for both teams anyway…did i mention hamels is the scheduled game 7 starter?…ok, i’m done rationalizing….i’ll let you know in a couple of days if it helped…

I don’t need no stinkin’ graphs on websites to validate what I saw with my own eyes and had complete strangers come up to me to say…the calls were bullshit. AJ certainly didn’t have his best stuff but he was squeezed. It really doesn’t matter, it’s over.
Bottom line, if someone were to tell us that we would go into Philly and win 2 out of 3, we would have all taken it.
We just have to win one out of two games, at home and no more Lee to deal with. No more scrub NL lineup and no more disgusting Philly fans to deal with…
The Bronx will be rocking. Pedro is our bitch. Time to end this shit.
Let’s. Go. Yankees.

“Krueg, I realise you tend to exaggerate in these threads, and you may or may not have had a drink or two. But..”
I had many more than 2, believe me. :)
I need us to win this thing so I can dry out…I’m getting to old for this!!!

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