Tigers-Yanks ALCS Gamer I

Fister and Pettitte. Hits, please. Comment away.

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  • This has not been the typical Yankee failure with RISP. They’ve loaded the bases twice and scorched the ball both times. First time the Tigers saved themselves with a great play at short. The second time the umps saved the Tigers with a blown call at first. The way Andy is pitching combined with the ABs from the Yanks so far all bode well. But it’s still scoreless and an A for effort buys you nothing…

    IronHorse - YF October 13, 2012, 9:04 pm
  • Very nice defensive play by A-Rod.

    IronHorse - YF October 13, 2012, 9:05 pm
  • Cabrera followed by Prince is just terrifying.

    IronHorse - YF October 13, 2012, 9:05 pm
  • Excellent play by Jeter. 2 down. Up comes Prince, who Andy K’ed on 3 pitches in the first.

    IronHorse - YF October 13, 2012, 9:06 pm
  • He singles. Tigers swinging early on Andy now as they see he is aggressively in the zone tonight. Delmon Young, who has video-game numbers off of Pettitte, comes up…

    IronHorse - YF October 13, 2012, 9:07 pm
  • Another quick inning for Andy. He’s pitching great. Fister has been walking a tightrope so far. Time to push him off it.

    IronHorse - YF October 13, 2012, 9:09 pm
  • First quick inning for Fister. Going to the 5th scoreless.

    IronHorse - YF October 13, 2012, 9:16 pm
  • Pettitte threw 5. I believe no Tiger has reached second.

    IronHorse - YF October 13, 2012, 9:25 pm
  • Jeter limping harder then he seemed to be in the last game. Great…
    And Ichiro with the harmless pop-out. After teetering in the first few innings, Fister is cutting through the Yanks quickly. Cano up with 2 outs in the 5th. Fister at 75 pitches

    IronHorse - YF October 13, 2012, 9:31 pm
  • Jackson hits what should have been a double down the line but it ricochet’s back and he easily goes to third. Damn. That was unlucky, though of course Jackson’s got wheels. Pop-out to Swisher keeps him at 3rd, but now up comes Cabrera and the Yanks IBB him in the hopes of getting Prince to GIDP…Lord, I can live with a run scoring here. There are much worse alternatives.

    IronHorse - YF October 13, 2012, 9:38 pm
  • Announcers share the stat that when Cabrera is walked with less than 2 outs this year, Prince is 22 for 29 (.760 BA). Unreal.

    IronHorse - YF October 13, 2012, 9:38 pm
  • RBI single for Prince.

    IronHorse - YF October 13, 2012, 9:39 pm
  • Delmon Young bloops home Cabrera. G%*#&@it. 2-0

    IronHorse - YF October 13, 2012, 9:41 pm
  • What a game of inches this has been. Swisher was very close to getting to that and would have doubled off Cabrera easily if he had. The two hot-shots with the bases loaded yielding nothing for NY. Man, this is painful.

    IronHorse - YF October 13, 2012, 9:42 pm
  • With only one out and 2 on here we really need Andy to hold them right here.

    IronHorse - YF October 13, 2012, 9:42 pm
  • Lowe up in the pen.

    IronHorse - YF October 13, 2012, 9:43 pm
  • Pettitte walks the bases loaded. How fast is this deteriorating…Lord.

    IronHorse - YF October 13, 2012, 9:45 pm
  • Big out. 2 outs..bases still loaded. And another infield pop ends the inning. 2-0 Tigers as they go to the bottom of the 6th.

    IronHorse - YF October 13, 2012, 9:48 pm
  • Bizarre error by Infante on the groundball by Teixeira. Never got it out of his glove despite having forever to gun Teix. If Cano had been running Infante would still have gotten him. Can the Yanks make them pay for it? Chopper by Raoul over! We’ve got 1st and 3rd with no outs. We cannot squander this!!!!!

    IronHorse - YF October 13, 2012, 9:53 pm
  • The game always finds A-Rod. Always.

    IronHorse - YF October 13, 2012, 9:53 pm
  • 2nd and 3rd incidentally. We need you A-Rod.

    IronHorse - YF October 13, 2012, 9:53 pm
  • 0-2. Trying to clear my mind.

    IronHorse - YF October 13, 2012, 9:54 pm
  • K. On 3 pitches. You can’t even hit a fly ball. A ground ball to the right side. ANYTHING!?!!?! Really???

    IronHorse - YF October 13, 2012, 9:55 pm
  • Swisher up. The other half of the Futility-Twins.

    IronHorse - YF October 13, 2012, 9:55 pm
  • You MUST make contact. Is that too much to ask????

    IronHorse - YF October 13, 2012, 9:55 pm
  • 1-2. SHORTEN YOUR SWING! ALL OF YOU! Granderson, A-Rod, Swisher. All we need is CONTACT. Enough with the LONG home run swings!

    IronHorse - YF October 13, 2012, 9:57 pm
  • Walks him. Whew. And now Granderson. I don’t even want to know what the cumulative hitting stats for A-Rod, Swisher, and Granderson are this post-season.

    IronHorse - YF October 13, 2012, 9:58 pm
  • Quick 0-2 as Granderson swings about 2 feet over that breaking ball.

    IronHorse - YF October 13, 2012, 9:59 pm
  • And he does it again. This is so horrible. 2 outs now. Bases still loaded. Martin.

    IronHorse - YF October 13, 2012, 9:59 pm
  • 2nd and 3rd with no outs and this is where we are. I’m krueg-angry at this point.

    IronHorse - YF October 13, 2012, 10:00 pm
  • 1-2 to Martin now. Fister one strike out from laughing at the Yankees.

    IronHorse - YF October 13, 2012, 10:00 pm
  • Struck him out. Infuriating beyond words. Really just unbelievable futility.

    IronHorse - YF October 13, 2012, 10:02 pm
  • Right now, if you’re a pitcher and you’ve got the bases loaded, a line-up of A-Rod, Swiher, and Granderson is a Godsend. Not just because they aren’t slugging right now, but because they STRIKE OUT like it’s going out of style. They weren’t even in danger of the double-play – they had 2nd and 3rd and no outs. Three K’s??? Against a pitcher who is STRUGGLING. This has been the most woeful post-season of hitting I can recall with this team.

    IronHorse - YF October 13, 2012, 10:04 pm
  • Pettitte still pitching well. 2 outs and Infante up.

    As rough as that O’s series was on the bats, tonight’s futility with all the squandered RISP has been particularly hard to take. They’ve raised hopes by being all over the bases and then done absolutely nothing. I’m really bitter.

    IronHorse - YF October 13, 2012, 10:09 pm
  • Out comes Pettitte. And he is visibly furious at Joe for yanking him.

    IronHorse - YF October 13, 2012, 10:10 pm
  • Lowe K’s Cabrera on three straight sinkers inside. Impressive. Indeed, EVERY pitcher for the Yankees this post-season has been impressive. It’s just the bats that have completely deserted them. Completely. You cannot with with great pitching + Derek Jeter and Raoul Ibanez. That does not a playoff team make.

    IronHorse - YF October 13, 2012, 10:15 pm
  • So much for Lowe keeping the ball in the park. Young goes yard. 3-0 Tigers.
    So we’ll have Kuroda on short rest for the first time in his career tomorrow. Then Hughes in Detroit for game 3 vs. Verlander. Yeah, this is shaping up real well for the Yankees.

    IronHorse - YF October 13, 2012, 10:39 pm
  • Oh my G*d.

    IronHorse - YF October 13, 2012, 11:35 pm
  • There are no words to describe Raul Ibanez right now.

    IronHorse - YF October 13, 2012, 11:37 pm
  • I have decided to convert to Raoulism.

    IronHorse - YF October 13, 2012, 11:39 pm
  • 3-0 to Avila. Careful Robertson…

    IronHorse - YF October 14, 2012, 12:11 am
  • Single. One out. Come on David…very dangerous Austin Jackson up. Already pounding the ball tonight.

    IronHorse - YF October 14, 2012, 12:13 am
  • 1-2 to Jackson.

    IronHorse - YF October 14, 2012, 12:14 am
  • Struck him out. All fastballs. Never threw the breaking ball.

    IronHorse - YF October 14, 2012, 12:14 am
  • Infante up. Must get him to avoid Cabrera.

    IronHorse - YF October 14, 2012, 12:15 am
  • Popped him up. Must score in the B11 with Ichiro, Cano, Teixeira.

    IronHorse - YF October 14, 2012, 12:18 am
  • Ichiro is a wizard. Great job to single on the 0-2 count. Run baby, run…

    IronHorse - YF October 14, 2012, 12:23 am
  • Cano working on an 0-for-5 night. Please Robbie, wake up right now…

    IronHorse - YF October 14, 2012, 12:24 am
  • Smyly looks scared. Maybe that’s how he always looks…

    IronHorse - YF October 14, 2012, 12:25 am
  • Ichiro goes but Cano fouls it off.

    IronHorse - YF October 14, 2012, 12:26 am
  • 3-2 to Cano. Send Ichiro now.

    IronHorse - YF October 14, 2012, 12:28 am
  • Ichiro goes but another foul by Cano.

    IronHorse - YF October 14, 2012, 12:28 am
  • Cano with the popout. How he went from hitting over .600 in the last 2.5 weeks of the season to batting below .100 the past 6 games is beyond me.

    IronHorse - YF October 14, 2012, 12:29 am
  • Teix with the broken bat pop-out. Up comes Raoul. Steal second please. At least get in position to score on a single.

    IronHorse - YF October 14, 2012, 12:32 am
  • 2-0 to Raoul. Send him!!!

    IronHorse - YF October 14, 2012, 12:33 am
  • Damn. And here we go with Cabrera, Fielder, Young. I feel ill.

    IronHorse - YF October 14, 2012, 12:36 am
  • Nick Swisher just misplayed that horribly.

    IronHorse - YF October 14, 2012, 12:44 am
  • Feel good about that one Nick. Well done.

    IronHorse - YF October 14, 2012, 12:47 am
  • And now Jeter down. No weight at all on his leg. There go our post-season hopes.

    IronHorse - YF October 14, 2012, 12:48 am
  • His left knee bucked badly

    IronHorse - YF October 14, 2012, 12:49 am
  • No Jeter. No chance.

    The 9th was fun and all, but blowing chance after chance after chance eventually catches up with you…

    We win the game by now, Jeter not injured.

    Game. Set. Match.

    krueg October 14, 2012, 12:59 am
  • Jeter’s ankle fractured. 3-month recovery expected. Disaster.

    IronHorse - YF October 14, 2012, 1:13 am
  • I feel numb.

    Grandmother’s funeral yesterday…

    Jeter done…

    Awesome day yesterday.

    krueg October 14, 2012, 9:11 am
  • V sorry about your grandmother krueg.

    IronHorse - YF October 14, 2012, 9:57 am
  • sorry about your grandmother k…it kind of puts things in perspective…i think we’ve all known for some time now that this team does not have what it takes to get it done in the post season…again…i can’t complain about ichiro or ibanez, but i don’t see anyone else on this roster with the stones to step up and have jeter’s back…that, and not being able to play himself, is undoubtedly hurting him more than the ankle…don’t get me wrong, the pitching has been great, but i’d bet the offense is setting records for post season futility…in fact, a friend told me this so it’s unsubstantiated, that last night was the first time in the post season that the yankees had the bases loaded as many as 3 times in a game and could not produce at least 1 run…

    dc October 14, 2012, 10:26 am
  • Yeah, krueg, sorry to hear about your grandmother. I hope all is as well as it can be.

    Devine October 14, 2012, 10:27 am
  • Thanks boys.

    krueg October 15, 2012, 12:01 am

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