Phillies-Yanks World Series Gamer VI

Petey and Pettitte. Let’s get it on. Comment away.



Lineups from LoHud:

Philadelphia Phillies

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

Pedro Martinez RHP

New York Yankees

Derek Jeter SS
Johnny Damon LF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Hideki Matsui DH
Jorge Posada C
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Brett Gardner CF

Andy Pettitte LHP

244 comments… add one

  • just waking up.
    go yanks!

    Nick-YF November 4, 2009, 7:02 pm
  • BTW Nick, Tim is going with Danny to the game tonight.

    walein November 4, 2009, 7:21 pm
  • “just waking up”
    Read that and hoped it would be signed by Mark Teixeira’s bat. Alas, it was only you Nick. Good morning anyway!

    IronHorse (YF) November 4, 2009, 7:32 pm
  • jeter in the hole! yeah!!!!
    but wasn’t mary j. just the fucking bomb!? best stadium anthem rendition of all time.
    but gah, a cheapie off the plate for victorino.
    1 on 1 out

    YF November 4, 2009, 8:00 pm
  • Allright. Andy gets the sweet DP on Utley.

    walein November 4, 2009, 8:02 pm
  • YEAH!!!!!!!!
    Chase the pomade king down in a 463dp
    BRING ON PEDRO!!!! LET’S GO YANKS

    YF November 4, 2009, 8:03 pm
  • Teixeira is fantastic at first. What a blessing even if he isn’t hitting as well as one might wish.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 8:03 pm
  • can we talk a bit more during the break here about mary j? the glasses came OFF.
    big time in the boogeydown. that was awesome.
    okay LETS GO DJ!!!!

    YF November 4, 2009, 8:04 pm
  • Hopefully Jeter has a better idea this time against Pedro.

    walein November 4, 2009, 8:06 pm
  • WHOA!!!! JD ks on the SLOW curve after jeter rips one to left but caught. damn.
    come on tex.
    i see homers in our future.

    YF November 4, 2009, 8:09 pm
  • TEx still don’t got it!

    walein November 4, 2009, 8:11 pm
  • tex goes to 3-2, puts one to the track. man. two big shots and nothing to show. but if andy can hold off the phils…..

    YF November 4, 2009, 8:11 pm
  • Teix gives it a ride to right, but Pedro has a clean inning.

    Hudson November 4, 2009, 8:12 pm
  • Martinez is pitching like a 45 played at 33 1/3
    teix just misses. 123 for PeteySlowMan.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 8:12 pm
  • I want to see Pettitte really jam Werth with the cutter

    walein November 4, 2009, 8:15 pm
  • Those line drives are going to drop on Pedro very soon.

    doug YF November 4, 2009, 8:15 pm
  • 3-1 werth = danger

    YF November 4, 2009, 8:16 pm
  • Pedro is topping out at 84 mph. Should we have been worried about him on 5 days’ rest instead of Andy on 3?

    doug YF November 4, 2009, 8:17 pm
  • Andy needs to get the balls inside inside. None of that missing over the plate to werth.

    walein November 4, 2009, 8:17 pm
  • outside corner fastball to 3-2 and then a beauty slider for 3-2 but loses him on another one outside.
    ibanez.

    YF November 4, 2009, 8:18 pm
  • But, according to FOX, Pedro is “wily.”

    Hudson November 4, 2009, 8:18 pm
  • ibanez: 1st pitch pop to swish. 2 down
    pettitte hndling the lefties.

    YF November 4, 2009, 8:19 pm
  • Nice quick pop out on Ibanez. Strange camera work by Fox on the pop out itself.

    walein November 4, 2009, 8:19 pm
  • Looks like that outside part of the plate is going to be called inconsistently.

    walein November 4, 2009, 8:20 pm
  • first pitch curve to feliz.
    they’ve seen feliz hit the fastball so maybe they make him swing at a curve now?
    fastball outside to 1-1

    YF November 4, 2009, 8:20 pm
  • slider now: 2-1.
    he should get a red fastball now. don’t wanna go 3-1 here.

    YF November 4, 2009, 8:21 pm
  • > according to FOX, Pedro is “wily.”
    they also said brilliant and a superb craftsman when slurping him last start.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 8:22 pm
  • Peter Happy retired. Well done, Andy.

    doug YF November 4, 2009, 8:22 pm
  • bad call. bad pitch. pettitte throws a slider in the dirt and werth advances.
    but, phew, feliz pops the inevitable 3-1 heater to jorge.
    bad, but good.
    alex leads off. if he gueses right, it’s 1-0 and there’s a souvenir 450 away.

    YF November 4, 2009, 8:23 pm
  • It’s the excruciating thing about Pettitte. All that silliness with Werth at first and fucking Pedro Feliz at the plate, and then he just throws a wild pitch. Then he remembers to throw a fastball down the middle so Feliz can pop out behind the plate, like he’s done 75 percent of his career.

    walein November 4, 2009, 8:23 pm
  • Philly fails to capitalize on a walk an a wild pitch. 24 for Pettitte.

    Hudson November 4, 2009, 8:24 pm
  • Those levis commercials kind of freak me out.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 8:24 pm
  • alex vs pedro:
    1-0 low
    2-0 waaay inside
    3-0 low and away
    just walk him here, right?
    yep.
    ball 4. high and in.

    YF November 4, 2009, 8:27 pm
  • That would have been the furthest Matsui homerun ever if the timing had been better

    walein November 4, 2009, 8:28 pm
  • Buck, we don’t need you to say the speed of every fricking pitch.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 8:29 pm
  • AG,
    I know. It’s like you guys put that number up on the screen and so we know what the speed is if we want to know.

    walein November 4, 2009, 8:31 pm
  • matsui:
    0-1 not sure what that was. little tailing fball
    0-2 rips a hi fball foul and deep
    1-2 wastes one high. hm doesn’t chase
    2-2 just wide. just.
    2-2 fastball pulled just wide of 1st
    lots of dallying.
    throw to first.
    3-2 ball inside
    this is kind of epic.
    throw to first. alex back.
    ….

    YF November 4, 2009, 8:32 pm
  • Pedro now getting up to 89. Was he just saving it in the first?

    AndrewYF November 4, 2009, 8:33 pm
  • Hideki!!!!

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 8:33 pm
  • DESTROYED

    walein November 4, 2009, 8:33 pm
  • ….
    3-2 low fastball golfed foul into the stands
    UPPER DECK SHOT! 2-0

    YF November 4, 2009, 8:34 pm
  • HUGE – wearing my Matsui t-shirt from his opening day grand slam !!!!

    openid.aol.com/skunkwade November 4, 2009, 8:34 pm
  • TOWERING shot from Godzilla.
    Tokyo lies in ashes.

    doug YF November 4, 2009, 8:34 pm
  • Epic indeed.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 8:34 pm
  • epic. you could see it coming. great at bat. glad we have the whole thing for the record.
    now. jorge. MAKE HIM WORK.

    YF November 4, 2009, 8:35 pm
  • Hideki looked like he was taking BP against Pedro.
    Should we get one of those three-quarter cages out to the pitcher’s mound?

    doug YF November 4, 2009, 8:36 pm
  • just a titanic at bat by matsui. 7 pitches. 2 throw overs. back from 0-2. huge.
    posada ks on high heat

    YF November 4, 2009, 8:36 pm
  • Jorge looked lost up there.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 8:37 pm
  • Fans are too quiet we need to get on Pedro more – he is too crafty to not kick in the nuts while he’s down.

    openid.aol.com/skunkwade November 4, 2009, 8:38 pm
  • @attackgerbil Jorge’s looked a bit lost all year. Just sayin’.

    openid.aol.com/skunkwade November 4, 2009, 8:39 pm
  • Matsui has long had Pedro’s number. 2-0 NY, Martinez at 37 pitches.

    Hudson November 4, 2009, 8:39 pm
  • yanks hitting lots of balls on the nose, so a little disturbing they’ve only got two out of it.
    but pedro does look naked out there. he’s doing it with mirrors.

    YF November 4, 2009, 8:40 pm
  • francisco 5-3.

    YF November 4, 2009, 8:43 pm
  • If for no other reason the Yanks need to win this to remove Tim McCarver and Jack Buck from my life for the next few months.

    openid.aol.com/skunkwade November 4, 2009, 8:44 pm
  • u guys are my eyes and ears for this one. Not at all shocked by Matsui coming up huge. Don’t know if Fox is talking about it but he has been a monster in the post-season. And in general, if I had to pick a Yankee to be up in a clutch spot, he would be right at the top of the list with Jeter and the odd-year (and ’09 post-season) version of A-Rod.

    IronHorse (YF) November 4, 2009, 8:45 pm
  • catcher hits a trip. ugh.

    YF November 4, 2009, 8:45 pm
  • not sure why Jeter held the relay throw, thought they had a shot…

    openid.aol.com/skunkwade November 4, 2009, 8:46 pm
  • Oof, Gardner, bad play on that carom.
    Sac fly scores Ruiz. Feck.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 8:47 pm
  • Strange carom flummoxes Gardner, turns a double onto a triple for Ruiz. Rollins gets him home with a sac fly. 2 out, 2-1.

    Hudson November 4, 2009, 8:47 pm
  • Freaking lucky bounce for Ruiz. If that ball hits the wall an inch higher, it goes off the plexiglass and Gardner fields it easily.

    doug YF November 4, 2009, 8:48 pm
  • APet at 37 after three turns.

    Hudson November 4, 2009, 8:49 pm
  • > monster in the post-season
    IH, fox only talks about phillies that are having monster posts.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 8:49 pm
  • Wide strike to Gardner for 1st pitch of bottom three — now he’s defending wide.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 8:52 pm
  • striking out on an 86 mph fastball isn’t good.

    openid.aol.com/skunkwade November 4, 2009, 8:52 pm
  • garnder the only yankee overmatched by pedro’s heater.

    YF November 4, 2009, 8:52 pm
  • victorino botches a liner by jeter. that should be an error but dj gets a single.

    YF November 4, 2009, 8:53 pm
  • Shane Victorino catching FAIL

    doug YF November 4, 2009, 8:53 pm
  • Jeter! Victorino misread the drive.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 8:53 pm
  • down 2-0 to jd.
    fouled off: 2-1.
    definitely rally potential here.

    YF November 4, 2009, 8:56 pm
  • weird blimp shot of old stadium. all dark.

    openid.aol.com/skunkwade November 4, 2009, 8:57 pm
  • bb for jd.
    tex and alex now w/ 2 men on. time to put the hurt on here.

    YF November 4, 2009, 8:59 pm
  • phone call to bullpen by one of the doobie brothers.

    openid.aol.com/skunkwade November 4, 2009, 8:59 pm
  • tex pegged in the thigh. loaded.
    that hurt.
    here’s alex.
    pedro in a world of hurt here.

    YF November 4, 2009, 9:00 pm
  • Wheels coming off the Crazy Pedro Train. He needs a double play here like Ozzy needs rehab.

    Hudson November 4, 2009, 9:01 pm
  • A-Rod is chomping at the bit to smash the ball.
    /centaur reference?

    doug YF November 4, 2009, 9:03 pm
  • Awful call.

    walein November 4, 2009, 9:04 pm
  • BS call. Awful.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 9:05 pm
  • Just another huge, game-changing call by humans who aren’t physically capable of consistently calling balls and strikes.
    It’s ok, I’m not blaming them, they’re put in a very tough position. I blame Bud Selig, who is a first-class moron on this issue.

    AndrewYF November 4, 2009, 9:06 pm
  • Matsui is just a bit early. Would have emptied the bases.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 9:06 pm
  • GODZILLA AGAIN!

    YF November 4, 2009, 9:07 pm
  • The Return of Godzilla!

    doug YF November 4, 2009, 9:07 pm
  • Matsui makes it not matter.
    He DESTROYS Pedro in the postseason. Wow.

    AndrewYF November 4, 2009, 9:07 pm
  • BEst thing that happened was that Pedro couldn’t put Matsui on.

    walein November 4, 2009, 9:07 pm
  • Re-sign Hideki now!!!

    Nick-YF November 4, 2009, 9:07 pm
  • Brilliant, hideki. Just brilliant hitting.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 9:07 pm
  • Matsui is Pedro’s Mami, way back to 2003. 4-1.

    Hudson November 4, 2009, 9:07 pm
  • How do you not take out Pedro here?

    AndrewYF November 4, 2009, 9:07 pm
  • I think the reality is that Pedro is actually owning most of the Yankees…just not Matsui.

    walein November 4, 2009, 9:09 pm
  • I give Hideki a 6-year extension. We need to grow old together.

    Nick-YF November 4, 2009, 9:09 pm
  • PMar at 63 through just 3. Happ warming.

    Hudson November 4, 2009, 9:10 pm
  • Damon hurt now. Crap.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 9:12 pm
  • uh oh. we lose damon for hairston. egads. that’s not nice.

    YF November 4, 2009, 9:12 pm
  • what happened to Damon?!

    Nick-YF November 4, 2009, 9:13 pm
  • Pulled calf running on hideki single.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 9:14 pm
  • utley k.
    yeah!!!

    YF November 4, 2009, 9:14 pm
  • Utley strike out? That’s unpossible!

    doug YF November 4, 2009, 9:15 pm
  • cano snags a howard liner.

    YF November 4, 2009, 9:15 pm
  • whoa. Great pitching by Pettitte. I”m super bummed about Damon.

    walein November 4, 2009, 9:16 pm
  • werth bb again.

    YF November 4, 2009, 9:18 pm
  • Well, Pettitte doesn’t get the outside strike call. Walk.

    walein November 4, 2009, 9:18 pm
  • Suddenly, the strike zone is tiny.

    walein November 4, 2009, 9:18 pm
  • What was wrong with that 1-0 to ibanez?
    And why can’t Jorge catch when werth is on base?

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 9:21 pm
  • Deja vu, isn’t that the second time Werth has walked and them advanced ona wild pitch?

    Hudson November 4, 2009, 9:21 pm
  • WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THIS UMPIRE?

    AndrewYF November 4, 2009, 9:21 pm
  • Umpire has decided there is no such thing as a called strike…

    walein November 4, 2009, 9:22 pm
  • Pettitte escapes a 2-out jam, 62 through four.

    Hudson November 4, 2009, 9:24 pm
  • Andy overcomes Joe West’s best attempts to squeeze him.

    doug YF November 4, 2009, 9:26 pm
  • No luck for Robbie. He’s spraying line drives all over the place, but at people every single time.

    doug YF November 4, 2009, 9:28 pm
  • Swisher, whatcha doin. Blech.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 9:31 pm
  • I don’t think Brett Gardner even has an adult level bat. That foul sounded like he was using a fungo bat

    walein November 4, 2009, 9:32 pm
  • Are you serious? The one time Gardner puts solid contact on the ball. The one time.

    doug YF November 4, 2009, 9:33 pm
  • Another sharply hit line drive, this time from Gardner, that finds Utley in the way of a single.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 9:33 pm
  • Pedro settles down; that Utley grab to end the inning was another deja vu.

    Hudson November 4, 2009, 9:34 pm
  • That’s a bummer. I was so psyched he was going to get a single!

    walein November 4, 2009, 9:35 pm
  • Pedro settles down by simply allowing line drives right at fielders, instead of homeruns at Yankee fans.

    AndrewYF November 4, 2009, 9:36 pm
  • Andy doesn’t fool around with Francisco.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 9:37 pm
  • Ruiz. The most feared hitter in Yankee history

    walein November 4, 2009, 9:37 pm
  • Pettitte and RUiz must have been in the HGH room together or something

    walein November 4, 2009, 9:39 pm
  • That was a perfect cutter for the DP. Well done. Who knew the game plan was to pitch around Ruiz to get to Rollins.

    walein November 4, 2009, 9:42 pm
  • TIGHT 543 to get out of the inning.
    I wish Joe Buck would tell me after each pitch how many days rest Pettitte is pitching on. I don’t think he has said it 1000 times yet…

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 9:43 pm
  • Pettitte gets a DP to end the fifth with 75 pitches. Durning in for the Phils, who are running out of outs for 2009.

    Hudson November 4, 2009, 9:45 pm
  • Is it just me or does Durbin have an after-five hitler mustache?

    walein November 4, 2009, 9:47 pm
  • JETER!! GRD to left center off Durbin to lead off the 5th.
    Whose your Chaddy?
    Sorry about that…

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 9:48 pm
  • walein: more like after-NEIN, amirite?

    doug YF November 4, 2009, 9:50 pm
  • Hairston sac bunt, Teix single to score Jeter.. now ARod flirting with disaster taking a lot of close pitches, but ball four is way inside. Almost hit him. Happ in to face Godzilla.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 9:52 pm
  • Very sweet Texeira. ARod taking a beating this post season with the hit by pitches.

    walein November 4, 2009, 9:52 pm
  • Ha Doug.

    walein November 4, 2009, 9:53 pm
  • That may have tagged Alex in the nipple.

    doug YF November 4, 2009, 9:53 pm
  • Hideki!!!!! Double off the RF wall!
    OH MY GOD!

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 9:57 pm
  • Holy. Fucking. BALLS.

    AndrewYF November 4, 2009, 9:57 pm
  • Hideki just sealed up the MVP

    walein November 4, 2009, 9:57 pm
  • Six ribs this game!

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 9:57 pm
  • HIDEKI!!!!!!!!!
    HIDEKI!!!!!!!!!

    Nick-YF November 4, 2009, 9:58 pm
  • Jorge looks like he is swinging a piece of spaghetti.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 9:58 pm
  • Hideki’s a triple away from the cycle!!!1

    doug YF November 4, 2009, 9:59 pm
  • Posada just don’t got it.

    walein November 4, 2009, 9:59 pm
  • Can we put Molina in for his offense?

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 9:59 pm
  • C’mon Cano! Hopefully he’ll get some luck now.

    walein November 4, 2009, 10:00 pm
  • Eric Hinske=Jock Kevin James.

    walein November 4, 2009, 10:01 pm
  • I love baseball and I love you guys.

    doug YF November 4, 2009, 10:01 pm
  • Hideki in his last game as a Yankee coming up MONSTER! The guy is just great when it counts, even if he can’t walk anymore.

    IronHorse (YF) November 4, 2009, 10:04 pm
  • Guys if this is Hideki’s last game in pinstripes, you couldn’t write a better storybook ending.

    doug YF November 4, 2009, 10:04 pm
  • Cheers to you Doug!
    Put it away, AP.. put it away.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 10:05 pm
  • I’ll be excited to see Hideki play in Seattle next year, though it will be sad to see him leave NY.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 10:06 pm
  • I just don’t see how you don’t sign Hideki to a one year/option year deal. He can’t cost too much the DH market is as deep as it comes.

    walein November 4, 2009, 10:07 pm
  • Jeter’s throw on the 6-3 to get Victorino was the throw of the night that has pulled Teixeira at least partially off the bag where he has recovered to make the play.
    Very grateful for him.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 10:08 pm
  • Is that an Andy Pettitte chant?

    AndrewYF November 4, 2009, 10:08 pm
  • That 2-1 to Utley looked like it caught the corner but i’m wrong and Joe West is right.
    Pettitte makes a mistake and Utley is just a bit early.. would have been a dinger.
    Now he walks on the full count.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 10:10 pm
  • Ryan Howard first pitch the other way over the wall in left.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 10:11 pm
  • Ryan Howard saves himself from total humiliation.

    doug YF November 4, 2009, 10:11 pm
  • That’s it for Andy.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 10:11 pm
  • Nope.. Andy stays in there.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 10:12 pm
  • Werth down looking.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 10:13 pm
  • :standing ovation:

    doug YF November 4, 2009, 10:14 pm
  • joba time

    walein November 4, 2009, 10:14 pm
  • Ibanez doubles to the RF corner. Joba in with 2 away.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 10:14 pm
  • Ryan Howard post-season’09 = Alex Rodriguez post-season ’07.
    And Andy Pettitte = Rooster Cogburn.
    Oh, and also, I = exhausted.

    IronHorse (YF) November 4, 2009, 10:16 pm
  • Joba now facing Feliz, who took him deep last time.

    AndrewYF November 4, 2009, 10:16 pm
  • Feliz out 5-3.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 10:19 pm
  • Joba’s looked very sharp these last 2 appearances

    walein November 4, 2009, 10:19 pm
  • Phew. I would expect Joba to at least start the seventh.

    AndrewYF November 4, 2009, 10:19 pm
  • Yeah. I think he definitely should start it. Have Marte warming up for the lefties in the scary part of the lineup

    walein November 4, 2009, 10:22 pm
  • I just realized that could be the last time we ever see Andy on the mound in a Yankee game. Now I’m a little sad.

    AndrewYF November 4, 2009, 10:22 pm
  • Nick took the first four pitches last time he came up and then popped out to left. Same thing this time but the 2-2 drifts just foul. Francisco almost pulls it back in… great effort. Takes a pitch to make it full. Now another foul, and then a walk.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 10:26 pm
  • > Andy on the mound in a Yankee game
    and Damon, and Hideki. Sad indeed.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 10:27 pm
  • Worthless at-bat by Gardner.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 10:28 pm
  • If you aren’t a very good hitter and you have speed why wouldn’t you practice bunting…like….alot

    walein November 4, 2009, 10:28 pm
  • > why wouldn’t you practice bunting…like….alot
    Maybe he does…. *shudder*

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 10:30 pm
  • I know AG…I know.

    walein November 4, 2009, 10:31 pm
  • Well…at least it wasn’t a DP

    walein November 4, 2009, 10:32 pm
  • Francisco takes a strike and is chirping again.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 10:39 pm
  • Nice slider by Joba to K Francisco.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 10:40 pm
  • NASTY

    doug YF November 4, 2009, 10:40 pm
  • Carlos Ruiz, unstoppable. Blowing my mind this series

    walein November 4, 2009, 10:42 pm
  • You can only hope to contain Carlos Ruiz.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 10:43 pm
  • that was a great throw by Jorge. He got that base on Joba

    walein November 4, 2009, 10:45 pm
  • well, this is why we have marte
    I’m happy with this managing here.
    Marte’s looked amazing the last 2 weeks.

    walein November 4, 2009, 10:46 pm
  • .
    Rollins grounds into a 4-6 FC. Two away to Victorino, who looks like he is about 3 foot 11 with a helmet twice as big as his shoulders. Joba throws him two balls.
    Rollins swipes second. Good throw by Jorge but not in time.
    Now two more balls as Victorino walks on four pitches. Marte coming in to face Utley.
    I think I just got sick in my mouth a little bit.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 10:47 pm
  • Joe Buck helps me out for the second time by telling me that 3+3=6. Thanks, Joe.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 10:49 pm
  • MONEY MARTÉ!

    doug YF November 4, 2009, 10:50 pm
  • MARTE MAKING THAT CONTRACT WORTHWHILE THIS POST SEASON

    walein November 4, 2009, 10:51 pm
  • Utley couldn’t hold up, down on the check swing, three pitch strikeout for Marte! AWESOME.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 10:51 pm
  • Marte is the antedote to all of the middle hitters in that lineup

    walein November 4, 2009, 10:51 pm
  • Shades of Graeme Lloyd!

    doug YF November 4, 2009, 10:52 pm
  • That $12 million contract was worth it for those three pitches alone.

    doug YF November 4, 2009, 10:52 pm
  • I can’t believe Fox ran the DJ Hero thing again. I have no idea what kind of thing they are going for.

    doug YF November 4, 2009, 10:55 pm
  • I’m greedy. I want more runs. So nervous right now.

    Nick-YF November 4, 2009, 10:56 pm
  • Next inning: duuuu-duu-DU-duu-duuu-duu…..duuuu-duu-DU-duu-duuu-duu…..duuuu-duu-DU-duu-duuu-duu…..duuuu-duu-DU-duu-duuu-duu…..(rising drumbeat and guitar riff kicks in)
    Then 6 more outs to:
    You’re the best!
    Around!
    Nothing’s gonna ever keep you down
    You’re the Best!
    Around!
    Nothing’s gonna ever keep you down
    You’re the Best!
    Around!
    Nothing’s gonna ever keep you dow-ow-ow-own
    On a serious note: for all the critiques of Girardi’s post-season pen management (esp in the ALCS), his faith in Marte paid off huge.

    IronHorse (YF) November 4, 2009, 10:57 pm
  • Teixeira strikes out swinging. I think that’s 19 in the post season for Teix.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 10:59 pm
  • A ball with eyes by ARod for a single.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 11:00 pm
  • Chan Ho Park is out. Dang, no Korea vs. Japan matchup.

    doug YF November 4, 2009, 11:00 pm
  • Matsui K’s on a check swing, ARod swipes second.
    IBB to Posada.. I guess that makes sense. Cano up.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 11:08 pm
  • Robi chases a pitch low and a foot outside to end the chance to put some more insurance up.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 11:10 pm
  • Marte to face Howard in the top of the eighth.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 11:13 pm
  • Three straight fastballs. Taken to school.

    doug YF November 4, 2009, 11:14 pm
  • Three pitches, three strikes to Howard. That’s six straight strikes by Marte.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 11:14 pm
  • Mo.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 11:15 pm
  • (answers phone)
    Ryan Howard? It’s your face. Soccer practice is over, and you need to pick it up.

    doug YF November 4, 2009, 11:16 pm
  • Werth down swinging for the second out of the eighth.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 11:19 pm
  • Wish I was in a place to post this – and attach the relevant stats to points 1-6 -but as I am not, I’ll just put it here without stats…
    Demons slayed and myths debunked in 2009 (you can picture a certain centaur rising up above each of these if you like):
    1. A-Rod can’t do it in October
    2. The Angels own the Yankees
    3. CC Sabathia can’t handle the big stage in October
    4. Damon was signed for too many years
    5. Jeter is an over-rated defensive SS
    6. AJ Burnett won’t be able to handle the big stage in October (ok, that demon is only dealing with a sever flesh wound)
    7. There is some ridiculous curse in the NYS because someone’s jersey was buried in its foundation.
    8. Joe Girardi is too tightly wound to manage effectively in October.
    9. The Yankees somehow went from the greatest franchise in sports to a bunch of October choke-artists, or, put another way…
    10. Team _______(fill in the blank) is better than the New York Yankees.
    And finally (once more for emphasis):
    11. A-Rod can’t do it in October/isn’t a true Yankee/blah/blah/blah.

    IronHorse (YF) November 4, 2009, 11:20 pm
  • 11. The Red Sox own the Angels
    Congrats, YF’s. It’s gunna be a long winter.

    Atheose - SF November 4, 2009, 11:23 pm
  • Ibanez doubles to center. Feliz up.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 11:24 pm
  • Gardner kinda shallow there eh?

    walein November 4, 2009, 11:24 pm
  • Pedro Feliz everyone

    walein November 4, 2009, 11:25 pm
  • Feliz pops out in foul territory. Three outs left.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 11:26 pm
  • I just pulled an all-nighter before a day full of meetings in order to follow a game via blog-chatter.

    IronHorse (YF) November 4, 2009, 11:27 pm
  • > kinda shallow
    And a bad break.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 11:27 pm
  • All you need to know IH is that Matsui and Marte should be running for King and Emperor of baseball today.

    walein November 4, 2009, 11:28 pm
  • Every outfielder should be shallow when Mo’s in. How many hard hit balls does the guy give up?

    IronHorse (YF) November 4, 2009, 11:30 pm
  • Happy’s with leather.

    doug YF November 4, 2009, 11:30 pm
  • great play by Feliz to get Swisher.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 11:30 pm
  • Great play by Feliz. By the way, anyone ever notice how Pedro Feliz looks like the evil version of Mariano Rivera?

    walein November 4, 2009, 11:31 pm
  • “three days rest”
    DRINK

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 11:31 pm
  • walein: Wariano Rivera?

    doug YF November 4, 2009, 11:33 pm
  • The Inconstant Gardner grounds out 4-3.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 11:33 pm
  • Gardner needs the Willie Mays Hayes treatment. I’m not kidding.

    doug YF November 4, 2009, 11:35 pm
  • Jeter singles the other way.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 11:36 pm
  • Hairston hits a soft flare to shallow left to end the Yankee eighth.
    Here we go….

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 11:38 pm
  • Somewhere Krueg is jello wrestling an amorous 350-pound bartender

    IronHorse (YF) November 4, 2009, 11:38 pm
  • Male or female bartender?

    doug YF November 4, 2009, 11:39 pm
  • Don’t throw him that pitch again.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 11:42 pm
  • Whew. Stairs lines out to Jeter.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 11:43 pm
  • TWO MORE.
    Nine years of waiting.

    doug YF November 4, 2009, 11:44 pm
  • I don’t know why I’m watching this.

    Atheose - SF November 4, 2009, 11:44 pm
  • Ruiz on base again… @*#&(&@#(

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 11:45 pm
  • Rollins flies out to the track for the second out. Ruiz on first. Victorino to the plate.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 11:46 pm
  • Come on Victorino, hit a grand slam here please.

    Atheose - SF November 4, 2009, 11:48 pm
  • Start spreading the news

    walein November 4, 2009, 11:50 pm
  • Victorino is working a fantastic at-bat against Mo.
    He grounds out 4-3.
    Ball game. Yankees 7, Philadelphia 3. Yankees win the 2009 World Series 4 games to 2.

    attackgerbil November 4, 2009, 11:51 pm
  • Congrats, YF’s. You guys were the best team in baseball all year, and proved it in October/November.

    Atheose - SF November 4, 2009, 11:51 pm
  • YES!!!!

    Nick-YF November 4, 2009, 11:52 pm
  • MO is psyched!

    walein November 4, 2009, 11:52 pm
  • Half the staff of ESPN is weeping – and I love it.
    Thanks for sharing the ’09 season here guys – lots of fun. See you in the Spring…

    IronHorse (YF) November 4, 2009, 11:53 pm
  • Thanks Atheose.

    IronHorse (YF) November 4, 2009, 11:55 pm
  • WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS

    doug YF November 4, 2009, 11:55 pm
  • Avoided this place like a plague during the series since it always seemed to jinx us, but now I can come here and say: YESSSSSSSSSS!

    Michael Zachar November 4, 2009, 11:58 pm
  • Happy for Hideki.

    attackgerbil November 5, 2009, 12:01 am
  • Why would you ask the free agent question right now?

    walein November 5, 2009, 12:09 am
  • That was so awkward. What a horrible horrible interviewer.

    attackgerbil November 5, 2009, 12:11 am
  • World Champions, baby. World Fucking Champions.

    AndrewYF November 5, 2009, 12:11 am
  • Chris Rose is awful. It wasn’t even a question, either. He said “You will be a free agent. You want to come back and defend your title, don’t you?”
    Gah.. GO AWAY.

    attackgerbil November 5, 2009, 12:24 am
  • :)

    walein November 5, 2009, 12:27 am
  • #27

    krueg November 5, 2009, 12:33 am
  • Go Yanks! =) It’s been awhile.

    Lar November 5, 2009, 1:34 am

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