Try, Try Again: Halos-Yanks ALCS Gamer VI

The thought occurred to me while writing this post that I should be thankful to MLB for scheduling the contest late in the day so that left-coasters such as myself can enjoy a full day’s worth of activity before settling down to watch the game, knowing it will likely conclude at a reasonable hour. This benefit is at the expense of consideration for younger fans east of the Divide who will need permission from the folks to catch some, if not all of tonight’s festivities, and may be rather cranky tomorrow in any case. Actually, the latter result applies to the adults as well. And at least in my time zone the game will probably be over before Desperate Housewives, avoiding fearful friction at the homestead.

Andy Pettitte looks to wrap this matter up for the Yankees, while Joe Saunders gets the ball for the Halos. Game time is in an hour. Lineups follow, comment away.

LA Angels
C. Figgins 3b .105
B. Abreu rf .143
T. Hunter cf .316
V. Guerrero dh .304
K. Morales 1b .200
H. Kendrick 2b .364
J. Rivera lf .143
J. Mathis c .600
E. Aybar ss .294
J. Saunders 2.57
 
NY Yankees
D. Jeter ss .280
J. Damon lf .269
M. Teixeira 1b .174
A. Rodriguez 3b .368
J. Posada c .267
H. Matsui dh .294
R. Cano 2b .238
N. Swisher rf .118
M. Cabrera cf .381
A. Pettitte 4.26

252 comments… add one

  • Fins choked in a huge way..let’s hope the Yankees don’t follow suit.
    LET’S GO YANKEES!!!! BEAT THESE BASTARDS!!!!

    krueg is HYPED October 25, 2009, 7:55 pm
  • I, for one, am confident that Krueg’s jinxing of the Dolphins will carry over to the fairer sport.
    Go Angels!

    Atheose October 25, 2009, 8:05 pm
  • JD miss a HR by about 5 feet. 2-1 pitch.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 8:31 pm
  • Ya, went out for my sister’s birthday, and wow NO came back..
    Go Yankees.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 8:32 pm
  • Watching both the Yanks game and the Giants game, haha..
    Tex with a single.. is he breaking out?

    Lar October 25, 2009, 8:33 pm
  • Tex’s single was clean and hard hit up the middle.
    ARod.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 8:34 pm
  • ARod follows that up with a base hit, all with two outs, but it’s moot unless.. Posada makes it not moot.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 8:35 pm
  • Posada strands two. End of 1.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 8:36 pm
  • Vlad up the middle.. Jeter gets to it, but Vlad barely beats it out for an infield single to lead off the inning.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 8:40 pm
  • Morales up right handed.
    Pops it to Swisher, and VLAD is pick off FIRST!! Not heads up play there..

    Lar October 25, 2009, 8:41 pm
  • Heads up for Swisher, not heads up by Vlad, and here’s Yankee killer Kendrick.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 8:41 pm
  • Nick Swisher is a bad, bad man.

    doug YF October 25, 2009, 8:42 pm
  • 3-0 pitch to Kendrick..

    Lar October 25, 2009, 8:42 pm
  • Rivera now up.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 8:43 pm
  • Rivera with a fly out and end of 1.5, no score.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 8:46 pm
  • I missed the first inning so I brought up Gameday to see what happened. It already has a Stubhub ad for Yankees/Phillies World Series tickets. Funny.

    stuck working October 25, 2009, 8:47 pm
  • Matsui on a first pitch ground out.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 8:49 pm
  • Has Cano hit a HR yet this postseason? It’s a good time to hit one now..

    Lar October 25, 2009, 8:50 pm
  • Jacobs with a 17 yard run..
    Cano with a single, and Swisher is now up to hopefully do something, in the 8th spot.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 8:51 pm
  • Nice Nick.

    attackgerbil October 25, 2009, 8:52 pm
  • Erm… Robi. Hopefully Nice, Nick.

    attackgerbil October 25, 2009, 8:52 pm
  • Manning with an interception. I guess it’s kind of like a punt, except for less clutch.
    3-0 pitch to Swisher, as the recently clutch Melky is up.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 8:53 pm
  • And Swisher runs it back to 3-2 with a look and a foul.. they both look like strikes though.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 8:53 pm
  • And Swisher with a useless fly out, not even a productive out. Bah.
    Melky up with two outs and Cano at first.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 8:54 pm
  • Allright Melky

    walein October 25, 2009, 8:56 pm
  • Melky! Just squirts past a diving Figgins.

    attackgerbil October 25, 2009, 8:56 pm
  • Melky with a two out hit, and two on with two outs again, and this time Jeter has a chance to give the Yanks a lead.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 8:56 pm
  • Yanks already with 4 hits in two innings but nothing to show for it yet..

    Lar October 25, 2009, 8:58 pm
  • Saunders is either being very careful, or missing a bit with the location, 3-0 pitch to Jeter..

    Lar October 25, 2009, 8:58 pm
  • Wow, that 3-0 pitch looked outside, but called strike.. 3-1.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 8:59 pm
  • That 3-0 called for a strike looked wide.

    attackgerbil October 25, 2009, 8:59 pm
  • Jeter walks on the next pitch, and the bases is loaded for Johnny Damon.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 8:59 pm
  • Johnny, do something special.

    attackgerbil October 25, 2009, 8:59 pm
  • A grand slam would be nice, but I would also take anything that drives in a run.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:00 pm
  • Not very special, that.

    attackgerbil October 25, 2009, 9:01 pm
  • JD wastes yet another opportunity with a weak groundball to first. 3 outs, and 5 stranded through 2. 38 pitches for Joe Saunders.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:01 pm
  • Mathis with a lead off double. Are you kidding me?

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:05 pm
  • Aybar fighting that time, with a 6 pitch strike out with 4 fouls. Still, 1 out and Mathis still at second.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:09 pm
  • Really not going to miss Mathis after this series. Not much at all.

    attackgerbil October 25, 2009, 9:09 pm
  • Cano keeps the ball in the infield, and even got the out, as Mathis moves to third, but now with two outs, here’s Abreu.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:11 pm
  • And Abreu with a two outs base hit that the Yanks would’ve liked, and the Angels are up 1-0.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:12 pm
  • Two out hits. Bah.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:13 pm
  • Hunter strikes out, but Yanks down 1-0.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:16 pm
  • That was a beauty of a pitch….we need to hit with guys on base!!!

    walein October 25, 2009, 9:16 pm
  • Kurt Warner threw an interception and the Giants get the ball on the 30 or so.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:16 pm
  • Jacobs with a big run, but can the Giants score in the red zone?

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:18 pm
  • Tex, ARod, Posada up this inning.
    Jacobs TD!

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:18 pm
  • Ground ball, barely gets Tex at first. Bah.
    ARod now up.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:19 pm
  • ARod walks on 5 pitches, and Posada is up.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:21 pm
  • Posada drives one opposite field to the wall. WTF, Abreu not afraid of the wall that time, and two outs. Missed a HR by maybe 3 feet.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:23 pm
  • Matsui now up..

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:23 pm
  • Matsui grounds out, and they’re still down by 1 after 3.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:25 pm
  • Stranded 6 over 3.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:26 pm
  • AP looks good, but not good enough to win if the Yanks do not score any runs. Bottom of the lineup coming up.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:33 pm
  • This madness has to stop. The Yanks offense needs to wake up.

    Nick-YF October 25, 2009, 9:36 pm
  • Cano leading off the inning.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:36 pm
  • Indeed, they had their opportunities.
    The 2-2 pitch looked like a strike, at least, what the ump been calling. Still, 3-2 pitch, and Cano walks – first leadoff batter to get on base this game for Yanks.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:37 pm
  • Swisher, c’mon, at least give us a productive out!
    He does one better with a base hit to move Cano to second, and now man on first and second, nobody out for Melky, Jeter, and maybe Damon.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:39 pm
  • Cano walks. That should end up a run.

    Nick-YF October 25, 2009, 9:39 pm
  • They have an excellent opportunity to at least tie the game right now.
    Melky bunts the runner over, which I don’t necessarily agree with, but now second and third, one out, Jeter up.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:39 pm
  • so, cano walks, swisher (of all people!) gets a hit with no outs. We need to score this inning. If not, I’m calling it the Angels’ game.

    Nick-YF October 25, 2009, 9:40 pm
  • A wonderful opportunity now for the Yanks to score, as they can score on a groundout – let’s see the defensive alignment for Jeter.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:40 pm
  • They look like they are conceding the run.. let’s go Jeter, productive outs or better!

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:41 pm
  • Bit 2-1 pitch coming for Jeter..

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:42 pm
  • Jeter swings at a pitch that’s a bit high, probably ball 3, and now 2-2 pitch 1 out..

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:43 pm
  • High fastball and Mathis did not come up cleanly, but ball not far enough away for Cano to score. 3-2 pitch, 1 out, man on second and third, and here’s Jeter.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:44 pm
  • Jeter fouls it off – might’ve been catchable but he stays alive..

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:44 pm
  • Jeter fouls off another one that was barely out of play.. tense..

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:45 pm
  • Jeter works an 8 pitch walk, and now Johnny will be up. I guess they’re playing double play? Productive outs or better Johnny!

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:46 pm
  • 2-0 now, first one close, second one not really.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:47 pm
  • JD with a base hit, and the Yanks are up 2-1. Thanks Johnny!

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:48 pm
  • JD came through with a base hit the other way, and Yanks up 2-1!
    At the same time, Eli to Nicks with a TD! 14-7 Giants.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:48 pm
  • Woo hoo!

    Nick-YF October 25, 2009, 9:49 pm
  • Tex with an opportunity to add to lead. Really Saunders hasn’t looked good today, but Yanks were not clutch up until that base hit.. 76 pitches by Saunder right now..

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:49 pm
  • That was a good ten seconds, haha, JD with the hit, and Giants scoring, haha..

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:50 pm
  • Let’s go Tex!
    Tex with an infield single, and they can’t pitch around ARod this time – bases loaded, one out, ARod up.
    Deep SS area, and JD Beats the throw to second.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:51 pm
  • ARod can end his horrible streak of one game without an RBI right now..

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:51 pm
  • Hugh, hugh swing by ARod, and he barely misses it, fouling it straight back. 2-1 pitch.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:52 pm
  • *Huge, haha, too much Hughes on the mind.
    3-1 now.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:53 pm
  • Saunders is being really careful with ARod, despite bases juiced..
    3-1 pitch and.. he walks. Yanks 3-1 lead on the ARod bases loaded walk, and Posada is up. Saunders is done it seems.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:54 pm
  • Bases still loaded, Posada up, and I can’t tell who they’re bringing in quite yet.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:55 pm
  • a walk!
    A-Rod’s streak continues. And the Yanks lead 3-1 and I guess that’s it for Saunders who pitched very poorly.

    Nick-YF October 25, 2009, 9:55 pm
  • whoa that was as close as you can go and still legitimately be a ball

    walein October 25, 2009, 9:55 pm
  • Streak over, Lar.

    attackgerbil October 25, 2009, 9:55 pm
  • Yep, ya, streak of no-RBIs by ARod over, haha.. my bads.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:57 pm
  • Darren Oliver up with bases loaded again. Last time he was in this situation he gave up a double to Tex, though it did not change the result..

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:58 pm
  • That was pretty tight, and ARod respecting the ump on that one.
    Oliver now behind 2-1..

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:58 pm
  • Posada with a double play. Not clutch there – less well hit and they would’ve plated another. Of course I want to be greedy and hoped for way more, but still the Yanks regain the lead 3-1.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 9:59 pm
  • fuckign posada

    walein October 25, 2009, 9:59 pm
  • Posada
    ugh.

    Nick-YF October 25, 2009, 10:00 pm
  • fughly, george.

    attackgerbil October 25, 2009, 10:01 pm
  • And also the Yanks strand 8? 9? Through 4.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 10:01 pm
  • By the way, ARod with a super hard slide into second, and Aybar was not happy with him, but screw him. And Aybar turned it anyhow..

    Lar October 25, 2009, 10:03 pm
  • exactly…it’s not the greed it’s the fact that we basically got no one across except for a walk.

    walein October 25, 2009, 10:03 pm
  • it’s been ncie and tension filled…and a leadoff single…sweet.

    walein October 25, 2009, 10:03 pm
  • Mathis, their hottest hitter is up.
    He is literally hitting .636 as of right now.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 10:04 pm
  • And AP strikes him out, 6 K’s for AP.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 10:05 pm
  • Sweet. Andy Pettitte remembers that it’s Jeff Mathis and not Barry Bonds circa 1998 at the plate.

    walein October 25, 2009, 10:05 pm
  • Double play by Aybar – and he’s obviously really tough to double up, and the Yanks get out of that one. End of 4.5, 3-1 Yanks.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 10:06 pm
  • cano looking slick in the field.

    attackgerbil October 25, 2009, 10:06 pm
  • 65 pitches for AP through 5 – good count, or at least good enough that he can go into 7 easily, before letting Mo pitch 6 outs, haha.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 10:07 pm
  • That was awesome. Quick, perfect double play. Let’s take that momentum and drive it home!!!!!

    walein October 25, 2009, 10:07 pm
  • Knock on wood on my last comment.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 10:07 pm
  • gotta go pick up a pizza. keep it going, Yanks.

    attackgerbil October 25, 2009, 10:07 pm
  • no delivery in the city anymore AG?

    walein October 25, 2009, 10:08 pm
  • Matsui with a one pitch out. Still, would’ve been nice if they were productive outs and added one, at least.
    Here’s Cano, who led off last inning with a single that started the rally.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 10:10 pm
  • Cano strikes out on an outside pitch but was given to him. Ah well, two outs, and the Yanks are going down quickly, with Swisher up.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 10:11 pm
  • Darren Oliver, of all people have been great against the Yanks this series. Strikes out Swisher, 3 outs, end of 5.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 10:13 pm
  • damnit
    Darren Oliver is rockign the Yankees world these days

    walein October 25, 2009, 10:14 pm
  • Top of the Angels lineup up.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 10:17 pm
  • Figgins with a bunt, but touches the ball and is automatically out. Might’ve been foul anyhow, but ya, one out.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 10:17 pm
  • Delicious, delicious fail by Figgins.

    doug YF October 25, 2009, 10:19 pm
  • AP not getting the call that time on a 2-2 pitch, and now it’s 3-2 to Abreu..

    Lar October 25, 2009, 10:19 pm
  • Abreu smacks it the other way and it was foul by maybe 10-15 feet. Still 3-2 count.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 10:20 pm
  • And Abreu grounds out weakly to Cano. 2 outs.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 10:21 pm
  • eeei…that was scary

    walein October 25, 2009, 10:21 pm
  • are they aging the film of the old games? That clip looked like it was straight out of some Kansas Royals flashback circa 1982

    walein October 25, 2009, 10:22 pm
  • I know we didn’t have HD but CMON!!!

    walein October 25, 2009, 10:22 pm
  • walein – they didn’t have HD back then.. haha.. but ya, AP looked so young..

    Lar October 25, 2009, 10:23 pm
  • for a second I thought I saw mutton chops drawn in by McCarver!

    walein October 25, 2009, 10:25 pm
  • Hunter with an infield hit.. close play that time.. ARod went with the glove – maybe he underestimated the speed of Hunter but now Vlad is up as the tying run.
    You might recall this situation in game 3..

    Lar October 25, 2009, 10:25 pm
  • Vlad is not liking the calls and letting the ump know about it. It is a bit wide, but to be fair, he’s been calling that all night, except when ARod walked..

    Lar October 25, 2009, 10:26 pm
  • Vlad, on a 1-2 pitch dumps a double to other way. That ball was on his ankles.. wow.
    And now man on second and third, two outs, Morales up.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 10:28 pm
  • you can’t throw aroudn the guy!!!

    walein October 25, 2009, 10:28 pm
  • And AP goes 3-0 to Morales, not a good strategy..

    Lar October 25, 2009, 10:29 pm
  • AP gets out of that one.. phew…

    Lar October 25, 2009, 10:31 pm
  • Melky up as Oliver is out there pitching again. Maybe he should’ve started the game.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 10:34 pm
  • Yanks has no hits against Oliver today..

    Lar October 25, 2009, 10:35 pm
  • Darren Oliver is Sandy Koufax.

    Nick-YF October 25, 2009, 10:37 pm
  • Maybe Jeter will have better luck..

    Lar October 25, 2009, 10:37 pm
  • Jeter gets a walk, and the first person to get on against Oliver today.
    Now JD with one out.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 10:38 pm
  • JD down 0-2 quickly, but worked the count, and blooped a single, moving Jeter to second.
    Tex now up with two on, one out. Tex is 2 for 3 today so far and seems to be hitting the ball well..
    Let’s pad this..

    Lar October 25, 2009, 10:42 pm
  • And Tex hits it hard.. into a double play. Second double play of the day for the Yanks, both killing rallies. End of 6, 3-1 Yanks.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 10:43 pm
  • fruck!

    Nick-YF October 25, 2009, 10:44 pm
  • AP comes out for the 7th.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 10:46 pm
  • Kendrick lines a ball hard, but at Swisher, one out.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 10:48 pm
  • Rivera dumps a single to right field, and here’s the super dangerous Mathis up.
    AP comes out out of the game.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 10:49 pm
  • Izturis now pinch hitting for Mathis. I know, I know, but sometimes you should just go with the hot hand..
    Joba against Izturis.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 10:51 pm
  • Jeter boots a possible double play (Izturis is fast anyhow) but Cano saves the play and gets the force at second..

    Lar October 25, 2009, 10:54 pm
  • Robi, thank you again.

    attackgerbil October 25, 2009, 10:54 pm
  • Aybar now up with two outs, and Izturis at first.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 10:55 pm
  • Aybar beats one to the ground, and Jeter throws him out, three outs. Joba does his job there.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 10:56 pm
  • Credit to Joba there. The biggest inning he’s pitched so far and he does his job. Now onto Hughes to Mariano. I’d like some insurance runs offense.

    Nick-YF October 25, 2009, 10:57 pm
  • Nick – indeed. I like insurance. ;)
    AP does his job, Joba does his job, and we’re maybe 2 outs away from Mo.
    ARod, Posada, Matsui will be up this inning.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 10:59 pm
  • Ervin Santana will pitch for the Angels. It almost seems like he’s in every game or so..

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:00 pm
  • ARod 1 for 1 with two walks. So obviously he’s been pitched around, though one of the walks drove in a run.
    Santana does go after ARod a bit, 1-2 pitch coming.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:02 pm
  • And ARod hits a 2-2 pitch up the middle. Only the 2nd time the Yanks got the leadoff hitter on this game, the last one led to a 3 run inning.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:02 pm
  • Here’s Posada, who killed the last rally with a DP when he could’ve done anything else and drove in a run..
    ARod at first.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:03 pm
  • Santana paying tons of attention to ARod, I think he threw there at least twice before throwing a pitch.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:04 pm
  • Posada with yet another double play.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:07 pm
  • Jorge still not special. Blah.

    attackgerbil October 25, 2009, 11:07 pm
  • Posada has single-handedly kept the Angels in this game

    yf_in_ma October 25, 2009, 11:08 pm
  • Presumably, Hughes will come out to get an out or two before Mo comes in. He will face the top of the lineup – Figgins, Abreu, Hunter.

    . October 25, 2009, 11:10 pm
  • Wow, Joe G does not mess around. Mo comes out for the 6 out save. No one will question this move.

    . October 25, 2009, 11:12 pm
  • Both the above posts by me..

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:12 pm
  • Fucking Figgins.

    attackgerbil October 25, 2009, 11:13 pm
  • And Figgins lead off with a broken bat bloop base hit.. the kind that Mo gives up, I guess, only this time there’s no out, and Abreu is up.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:13 pm
  • And barely out of reach of Jeter, who makes that play better than most, if not all, SS..

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:14 pm
  • Wow, Teix. Pretty awesome stab there.

    attackgerbil October 25, 2009, 11:15 pm
  • Broken bat yet again, as a weak grounder between first and second and Tex dives for that one, and gets the sure out at first.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:15 pm
  • Beautiful play by Tex.
    I’m going to need a heart / liver transplant after this series is over.

    yf_in_ma October 25, 2009, 11:15 pm
  • Man, thank goodness Robi was set up up the middle.

    attackgerbil October 25, 2009, 11:17 pm
  • Thank you, Cano. I’m really not sure how that just happened.

    yf_in_ma October 25, 2009, 11:17 pm
  • Up the middle, and Figgins did not go, smart play, as he probably would’ve been out, but Hunter will be the second out.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:17 pm
  • Cano was playing up the middle and the ball was pretty much hit right to him..

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:18 pm
  • Vlad up with two outs and runner on second.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:18 pm
  • Vlad=instant Angina.

    attackgerbil October 25, 2009, 11:19 pm
  • That was funny… Vlad forgot the count.

    attackgerbil October 25, 2009, 11:20 pm
  • It happens, hehe.. but ya.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:20 pm
  • Vlad fouling off some tough pitches..

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:20 pm
  • Vlad singles in Figgins with two outs, and now it’s a 3-2 game. Tough AB by Vlad, and the productive outs paid off for them that time..

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:21 pm
  • Now I’m sick. Weak grounder the other way.

    attackgerbil October 25, 2009, 11:21 pm
  • The Angels are going to win this, aren’t they?

    yf_in_ma October 25, 2009, 11:22 pm
  • If you lose with Mo on the mound, there are no regrets. Still, I’ll have less regrets if they win this.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:22 pm
  • Morales grounds out and the Yanks get out of 7.5 innings up 1.
    Let’s tack on a few runs, Yanks.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:23 pm
  • phew. glad that’s over.

    attackgerbil October 25, 2009, 11:24 pm
  • man.

    walein October 25, 2009, 11:24 pm
  • Mo taking 21 pitches through that inning. The pitch count probably doesn’t matter at this point, but interesting to see how it develops.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:24 pm
  • Please someone get a run back. Since Posada isn’t due up this inning, I don’t think I’m asking for too much.

    yf_in_ma October 25, 2009, 11:27 pm
  • Cano, Swisher, Melky.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:27 pm
  • Cano with a lead off walk. And that is all for Santana.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:27 pm
  • Cano on first relatively quickly. Please no double play, Melky.

    yf_in_ma October 25, 2009, 11:28 pm
  • Cano has 2 walks. You have to win games like this.

    Nick-YF October 25, 2009, 11:29 pm
  • Kazmir now pitching.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:30 pm
  • Swisher.. it’s a nice time for a HR..

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:31 pm
  • If the Yanks lose this game, I’m going to blame Joe for not pinch hitting Molina for Jorge.

    attackgerbil October 25, 2009, 11:31 pm
  • Come on, Swish. By sheer probability, you’re due at this point.

    yf_in_ma October 25, 2009, 11:31 pm
  • I really dislike bunting, and right now I hate it.

    attackgerbil October 25, 2009, 11:32 pm
  • Swisher trying to bunt the runner over. I guess not a poor idea..

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:32 pm
  • Swisher with the bunt, and Morales drops the ball! Now runner on first and second, no outs!

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:33 pm
  • Never mind, I’m in love with it at this moment. I love you, Good Nick Bunting.

    attackgerbil October 25, 2009, 11:33 pm
  • Alright Melky will now have a chance to add to this lead.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:33 pm
  • Thank you, Kendrick, so much.

    yf_in_ma October 25, 2009, 11:34 pm
  • Not Morales – Kendrick as he was covering first.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:34 pm
  • Kazmir!!!! LaLobs it to the tarp!!!!
    BEAUTIFUL!

    attackgerbil October 25, 2009, 11:35 pm
  • Another sac bunt, and another error by the Angels, and now bases will be loaded for Jeter!
    By the way, Gardner is now running for Swisher.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:35 pm
  • Fundamentals!
    THAT’S HOW YOU PLAY THE GAME KIDS

    doug YF October 25, 2009, 11:36 pm
  • Whoops, runners move up, so 4-2 Yanks lead now, with first base open.. so no DP for Jeter! =)

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:36 pm
  • my girlfriend just told me that Jeteter’s probably thinking “I should probably bunt”

    walein October 25, 2009, 11:37 pm
  • Great shot of Lackey in the pen looking like he just swallowed a moth.

    attackgerbil October 25, 2009, 11:37 pm
  • Jeter with a comebacker. Not clutch there by the captain and he knows it. One out.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:38 pm
  • No soft toss to first this time. Kazmir throws a 90 MPH fastball to first.

    attackgerbil October 25, 2009, 11:38 pm
  • The Giants game is equally intense, if infinitely less important, heh.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:38 pm
  • Well, today is the 23rd anniversary of Game 6…

    yf_in_ma October 25, 2009, 11:39 pm
  • Well, Giants game is over. Not a good throw by Manning.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:40 pm
  • JD hanging tight. Let’s get another one in.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:40 pm
  • They’re playing in to prevent another run, so bloop one!
    JD walks and Tex will get a chance to hit with bases loaded, one out.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:41 pm
  • Nice, Johnny. Way to work a walk.

    attackgerbil October 25, 2009, 11:41 pm
  • Kazmir with some heat on that one. Teixera couldn’t catch up to the 1-1.

    attackgerbil October 25, 2009, 11:43 pm
  • Good sac fly.

    attackgerbil October 25, 2009, 11:44 pm
  • Tex was close with that one, warning track sac fly, but a huge run goes through, 5-2 Yanks.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:45 pm
  • man…i thought it was gone…

    walein October 25, 2009, 11:46 pm
  • ARod will get a chance to drive a run or more in with two outs against Jered Weaver.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:47 pm
  • Cmon, Alex, empty the bases. Leave no doubt.

    attackgerbil October 25, 2009, 11:48 pm
  • Pitching around him with the ice-cold Posada/Matsui combo coming up behind him..

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:49 pm
  • At least Jorge can’t hit into a double play this time.

    attackgerbil October 25, 2009, 11:49 pm
  • And ARod takes his 3rd walk of the game. Posada is now up. At least he can’t hit into a double play this time, but even a single out has essentially the same meaning. Maybe he should bunt here.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:50 pm
  • Yeah, bunting does seem to be a foolproof on-base formula.

    Leah October 25, 2009, 11:52 pm
  • Posada staying alive.. at least for one pitch..

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:52 pm
  • Posada strikes out. He has left _10_ men on base in 5 AB’s. TEN!

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:52 pm
  • Jorge kills his 3rd rally tonight. But I’ll take the two runs, no question.

    yf_in_ma October 25, 2009, 11:53 pm
  • (Q#$ *&#) what the (*&#$ &@# looking (*#Q&$( #*$& toothless @#*) (#@ #@$& @#$& pigeon shit.

    attackgerbil October 25, 2009, 11:53 pm
  • I wonder if TEN LOB is a record in post season or something.. in a 9 inning game.. that’s quite a bit.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:54 pm
  • what’s disturbing is that we really didn’t do much to get runs…walks, errors

    walein October 25, 2009, 11:54 pm
  • Kendrick, Rivera, and Napoli.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:56 pm
  • I agree walein.. glad the Angels helped us says we couldn’t help ourselves.

    attackgerbil October 25, 2009, 11:56 pm
  • One out.
    Rivera. Napoli.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:56 pm
  • says/since

    attackgerbil October 25, 2009, 11:56 pm
  • ONE.

    doug YF October 25, 2009, 11:56 pm
  • 1-1…Rivera on the ready.

    walein October 25, 2009, 11:57 pm
  • Two.
    Napoli.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:58 pm
  • TWOOOOO

    doug YF October 25, 2009, 11:59 pm
  • Gary Matthews Jr.

    Lar October 25, 2009, 11:59 pm
  • Let’s do this, Mo.

    yf_in_ma October 25, 2009, 11:59 pm
  • nice…Rivera was way out-matched

    walein October 25, 2009, 11:59 pm
  • GMJ? Thanks, Scioscia.

    doug YF October 26, 2009, 12:00 am
  • Come on Mo…

    Leah October 26, 2009, 12:01 am
  • Some people say CC, some people say ARod, Mo should be in that discussion.
    WORLD FUCKING SERIES!

    Lar October 26, 2009, 12:01 am
  • This feels good.

    attackgerbil October 26, 2009, 12:03 am
  • YESSSSS!!!!

    Nick-YF October 26, 2009, 12:03 am
  • Unbelievable. I had my doubts all the way up until now.

    yf_in_ma October 26, 2009, 12:03 am
  • now i turn my sights to philly.

    snowballa October 26, 2009, 12:05 am
  • THESE LITTLE TOWN BLUES
    ARE MELTING AWAYYYYY…..

    doug YF October 26, 2009, 12:06 am
  • 4 more games guys. =)

    Lar October 26, 2009, 12:08 am
  • That was nice.

    walein October 26, 2009, 12:08 am
  • meanwhile, bernie williams is playing guitar on YES. Wait…what?

    snowballa October 26, 2009, 12:08 am
  • CC gets MVP, no one’s going to argue with it, whoever they give it to..

    Lar October 26, 2009, 12:13 am
  • Classy goggles, Yanks.

    Leah October 26, 2009, 12:15 am
  • Congrats YFs. I will now proceed to jam a rusty icepick into my brain.

    Ethan-SF October 26, 2009, 12:44 am
  • The next two days are going to be like paradise. I think I’ve said all I can about the Yankees this season. Everything has been working this year up to this point. No reason it can’t continue for four more wins.
    Anyway, for all the criticism of Girardi (and I think he deserves some, but nowhere near the idiocy we’ve heard), Scioscia is ten times worse. Good job going with Saunders in a must-win game, Mike!
    I think we can finally put to bed the notion that Mike Scioscia is some kind of great manager. And the Angels signed him through 2018. Most overrated organization in baseball? They have a shot at it.

    AndrewYF October 26, 2009, 12:50 am
  • I think this World Series between the Phillies and Yanks just might be a classic.
    Both teams have offensive weapons, a shut-down ace (or two), and decent bullpens.
    What will be the deciding factor in who wins the Series–the manager, intangibles, or fate?

    SoxFan October 26, 2009, 12:58 am
  • just back from the game. freaking awesome. the place was rocking from the first out to the last…4 wins to go!

    sam-YF October 26, 2009, 1:18 am

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