Yanks at Minny: ALDS Gamer I

Jeter leads off with Swisher, Teix, ARod, Cano, Thames, Posada, Granderson, and Gardner following.  They will face Francisco Liriano, while C.C. Sabathia looks to shut down the Twins as we get this Post underway.

Cliff Lee went seven full to lead Texas in a 5-1 humbling of the Rays, whose Price wasn’t right. Intrigue. Lineups follow. Ready, steady, GO!

NY Yankees
D. Jeter ss .000
N. Swisher rf .000
M. Teixeira 1b .000
A. Rodriguez 3b .000
R. Cano 2b .000
M. Thames dh .000
J. Posada c .000
C. Granderson cf .000
B. Gardner lf .000
C.C. Sabathia NA
 
Minnesota
D. Span cf .000
O. Hudson 2b .000
J. Mauer c .000
D. Young lf .000
J. Thome dh .000
M. Cuddyer 1b .000
J. Kubel rf .000
D. Valencia 3b .000
J.J. Hardy ss .000
F. Liriano NA
109 comments… add one
  • Let’s do this.

    krueg October 6, 2010, 7:04 pm
  • 1 hour.

    krueg October 6, 2010, 7:37 pm
  • Looking forward to this. Bring it, Sota.

    attackgerbil October 6, 2010, 7:54 pm
  • Put the kid(s)? to bed AG and get ready for some playoff action!!!
    PS Sabres on Friday night!

    krueg October 6, 2010, 7:56 pm
  • I’m dreaming of a Halladay vs Sabathia classic duel in the World Series….
    Congrats to the Doc.

    DustyDrB - YF October 6, 2010, 8:11 pm
  • Fun fact: Of the Phillies’ two Roys, the lower ERA and BAA belongs to Oswalt. Their WHIPs are equal at 1.18
    Not a good week to be a Cincy fan.

    DustyDrB - YF October 6, 2010, 8:19 pm
  • Screw him and the Phillies… :)
    I am losing my mind right now. LET’S GET IT ON!!!!

    krueg October 6, 2010, 8:26 pm
  • GAME ON!!!! COME ON YANKEES!!! LET’S DO THIS!!!!
    I am so stoked.

    krueg October 6, 2010, 8:36 pm
  • Easy 1st for Liriano…that looked familiar from our bats, huh?

    krueg October 6, 2010, 8:43 pm
  • CC time…

    krueg October 6, 2010, 8:45 pm
  • Leadoff single…fuck.

    krueg October 6, 2010, 8:47 pm
  • SAC bunt…2nd with 1 out…

    krueg October 6, 2010, 8:49 pm
  • K’s Mauer….NICE! 2 outs.

    krueg October 6, 2010, 8:51 pm
  • CANO RANGING!!!!! 3 outs…solid.

    krueg October 6, 2010, 8:53 pm
  • phenomenal play.

    YF October 6, 2010, 8:54 pm
  • ARod…fail.
    Cano…fail.
    Thames…walk.
    WE GOT A BASERUNNER!!!! NO PERFECT GAME!!!! WOO HOO!!!!
    Come on Hip Hip!!!

    krueg October 6, 2010, 9:00 pm
  • SINGLE!!!! NICE JOB HIP HIP!!!!
    1st and 2nd…2 outs…
    LET’S DO THIS CURTIS!!!

    krueg October 6, 2010, 9:03 pm
  • Granderson rips one to first…out. Fuck.
    Back to CC.

    krueg October 6, 2010, 9:03 pm
  • ripped. ouch. but maybe someone should let the fox booth know that the yank 8 and 9 hitters have been doing fine vs. leftys.

    YF October 6, 2010, 9:06 pm
  • CC drills Thome with 2 strikes…not good.

    krueg October 6, 2010, 9:09 pm
  • HR. 0-2. CC doesn’t look good.
    My positive attitude is being tested.

    krueg October 6, 2010, 9:09 pm
  • So much for Minnesota not hitting many HRsat Target Field. Cuddyer crushed that. Damn.

    IronHorse (YF) October 6, 2010, 9:10 pm
  • CC is all over the place…I was really hoping we would turn it on in the postseason. So far, looks like the same old garbage, old, slow team we’ve watched for the last two months.
    We may be in big trouble.

    krueg October 6, 2010, 9:12 pm
  • Double to the #9 hitter…CC is not pitching well and without him, you might as well forget it. Our bats are fucking horrible for whatever reason.
    My hope tank is now at about 11%…

    krueg October 6, 2010, 9:15 pm
  • Got an out. Doesn’t matter. They threw the first punch and I’m not sure we can even sustain ONE punch at this point…
    Where is the fucking fortitude? Where is the swagger? Are we just resigned to fucking fold like a cheap tent? Are we going to just fucking give up? We are the CHAMPS and it’s about time we start PLAYING like it…LET’S GO YANKEES YOU FUCKING BASTARDS!!!!
    Did we give up when the Nazis bombed Pearl Harbor????
    NO!!!

    krueg October 6, 2010, 9:17 pm
  • Gardner walks…nice. Wreck havoc Brett!!!!
    COME ON CAPTAIN CLUTCH!!!!

    krueg October 6, 2010, 9:21 pm
  • Jeter QUICKLY 0-2…

    krueg October 6, 2010, 9:22 pm
  • SINGLE!!!! 1st and 2nd with no outs…COME ON SWISH!!! BE THE BALL!!!!

    krueg October 6, 2010, 9:26 pm
  • Weakly flies out…unproductive out.
    Swish was horrendous at the plate last year in the playoffs…0-1 with RISP this year.

    krueg October 6, 2010, 9:28 pm
  • So we’re 0-2 with RISP so far this year…

    krueg October 6, 2010, 9:28 pm
  • Fail. Again. 2 outs.
    0-3 with RISP. #2 and #3 hitters 0-2 with RISP.
    Come on ARod. Please?

    krueg October 6, 2010, 9:30 pm
  • #2, #3, #4 hitters 0-3 with RISP…team 0-4 with RISP so far…
    Same old, same old…

    krueg October 6, 2010, 9:32 pm
  • I hate to say it, and I know it’s early…but this team is done.
    Hope tank = 0%
    I’ve been watching this shit for 2 months. I guess the Twins were bound to beat us at some point.

    krueg October 6, 2010, 9:32 pm
  • That inning was brutal. As in lost-opportunity brutal. Gardner and Jeter both on with no outs and the meat of the order coming up…and nothing.

    IronHorse (YF) October 6, 2010, 9:35 pm
  • CC looks horrible too IH…what the fuck man, what happened to them? How can they all just completely fall apart at the same time??? All these good players just forgetting how to play the game they have all excelled at their entire lives???
    I have no idea what to think at this point. This is a fucking disaster.
    Another leadoff single.

    krueg October 6, 2010, 9:37 pm
  • Posada is just an atrocious catcher.
    We’re done. Oh well, hockey starts tomorrow.
    It’s been fun all 4 of us that were here all season. Peace out guys.

    krueg October 6, 2010, 9:43 pm
  • Jorge… That’s rookie shit.

    attackgerbil October 6, 2010, 9:46 pm
  • Jorge, that’s some more rookie shit.

    attackgerbil October 6, 2010, 9:53 pm
  • Agreed krueg – esp re: Jorge. Other than catching the ball and throwing base runners out he’s a great catcher.

    IronHorse (YF) October 6, 2010, 10:02 pm
  • Yankees look totally out of their league. Pretty poor showing so far here.

    IronHorse (YF) October 6, 2010, 10:07 pm
  • Well here comes the meat of the order the 3rd time through the order. Need to make some noise.

    IronHorse (YF) October 6, 2010, 10:21 pm
  • Dude, Craig Sager looks like the the stay-puff marshmallow man, only pink. And Teix smacks a double. Come on A-Rod…

    IronHorse (YF) October 6, 2010, 10:24 pm
  • 1st and 3rd with MVP up. please do something.

    IronHorse (YF) October 6, 2010, 10:28 pm
  • Liriano’s pitch count is getting up there. Looks like he went over 110 pitches just ten times this season. The sooner we go to the bullpen, the better. Both to get him out of the game and to start wearing down their relievers. That’s what our guys do the best and that’s why we’re never out of the game until it’s over.

    DustyDrB - YF October 6, 2010, 10:28 pm
  • *”over 110 pitches just ten times”
    I meant 3 times

    DustyDrB - YF October 6, 2010, 10:29 pm
  • rbi single. two on for thames who hurts liriano…

    IronHorse (YF) October 6, 2010, 10:29 pm
  • jorge with a strong at bat there – of course if it weren’t for his passed ball earlier it would be a tie game, but 3-2 is good stuff. And Granderson up with Liriano’s pitch count way up

    IronHorse (YF) October 6, 2010, 10:34 pm
  • YESSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Curtis comes up massive. Goodbye liriano

    IronHorse (YF) October 6, 2010, 10:37 pm
  • Grandy with the fly that acted like it didn’t want to come down. Hits the roof in the Metrodome (probably not really), but hits the wall here and scores two.
    It’s a battle of attrition, and we have the advantage in those fights.

    DustyDrB - YF October 6, 2010, 10:37 pm
  • All of this done with 2 outs. love it.

    IronHorse (YF) October 6, 2010, 10:38 pm
  • With the possibility of starting on short rest, how long will CC go tonight?

    DustyDrB - YF October 6, 2010, 10:44 pm
  • Wow – I was sure that was a homerun. Phew.

    IronHorse (YF) October 6, 2010, 10:47 pm
  • great effort by Brett. Thank goodness for Thome’s lack of horsepower.

    DustyDrB - YF October 6, 2010, 10:51 pm
  • CC is missing badly this inning.

    DustyDrB - YF October 6, 2010, 10:52 pm
  • and missing badly outside, what’s going on here?

    DustyDrB - YF October 6, 2010, 10:53 pm
  • CC flirting with disaster

    IronHorse (YF) October 6, 2010, 10:54 pm
  • CC walks in the tying run. Not the way I would have predicted it at all.

    IronHorse (YF) October 6, 2010, 10:55 pm
  • Announcer: “That’s great patience from the young hitter”
    No, that’s just situational awareness. CC had thrown 7 consecutive balls, the hitter was just forcing him to throw a strike. I hate bad announcing.
    And I hate walking in runs.
    I’m mad.

    DustyDrB - YF October 6, 2010, 10:56 pm
  • CC Ks Valencia to get out of it, but the game is now tied. Top of the order vs. the Twins’ pen. I’ll take it.

    IronHorse (YF) October 6, 2010, 10:59 pm
  • We cannot get our of our own fucking way. CC Sabathia is afraid to fucking throw his fastball for strikes??? Really???
    Un-fucking-believable.

    krueg October 6, 2010, 11:00 pm
  • I wish I could have your optimism IH, I really do…I feel like I’m going to fucking puke.

    krueg October 6, 2010, 11:00 pm
  • Has Jeter been 0-2 every single AB this entire season or what????

    krueg October 6, 2010, 11:02 pm
  • Teixeira crucified that hanging slider. Yanks up by 2.

    IronHorse (YF) October 6, 2010, 11:08 pm
  • That’s why you should be optimistic when things are tied, krueg. Our hitters are better than their hitters and our relievers are better than their relievers (who would have thought I’d be saying that now at midseason?)

    DustyDrB - YF October 6, 2010, 11:09 pm
  • I try man, I really do…but I am from Buffalo, the city of losers so it’s in my nature!!!
    LET’S GO YANKEES!!!!

    krueg October 6, 2010, 11:12 pm
  • And for the record…I changed my jersey and hat before the 6th…no lie. Ask the wife.

    krueg October 6, 2010, 11:13 pm
  • I don’t want to see Joba Chamberlain near a baseball. Robertson/Logan for lefties/Wood/Mo and that’s it.

    IronHorse (YF) October 6, 2010, 11:13 pm
  • Ha, I still remember my behavior back in 2001 during the D’backs series. There was so much back and forth mojo that whole series. When good things would happen, I’d literal freeze in place. When things when bad, I’d change my clothes, move to a different room, say a prayer to a different god, anything.
    Luis Gonzalez and Tony Womack can still go straight to hell.

    DustyDrB - YF October 6, 2010, 11:16 pm
  • Anything we can do to help, right Dusty Rhodes??? :)

    krueg October 6, 2010, 11:26 pm
  • Mauer on. Robertson in vs. Young. huge moment.

    IronHorse (YF) October 6, 2010, 11:32 pm
  • 3-0 with thome on deck. Makes me want to puke.

    IronHorse (YF) October 6, 2010, 11:34 pm
  • 3 straight fucking balls to Young…un-fucking-real.

    krueg October 6, 2010, 11:34 pm
  • Walks him…with Thome coming up. Great job asshole. Not.

    krueg October 6, 2010, 11:35 pm
  • Walks him. Horrible. One of best clutch sluggers of all time up representing the go ahead run. Shoot me now.

    IronHorse (YF) October 6, 2010, 11:35 pm
  • COME ON ROBERTSON!!!!!

    krueg October 6, 2010, 11:35 pm
  • That pitch was close…

    krueg October 6, 2010, 11:36 pm
  • KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!! YYYYYYEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!

    krueg October 6, 2010, 11:37 pm
  • Robertson makes Thome look ridiculous. Wow.

    IronHorse (YF) October 6, 2010, 11:37 pm
  • I have to say…Gardner is worthless and Crawford is going to look mighty nice in LF next year. I’m just sayin’…

    krueg October 6, 2010, 11:48 pm
  • TIME TO LAY THE “WOOD” KERRY!!!

    krueg October 6, 2010, 11:51 pm
  • K. Sexy.

    krueg October 6, 2010, 11:54 pm
  • I still can’t get over how skinny Wood is.

    DustyDrB - YF October 6, 2010, 11:55 pm
  • …and awesome.

    krueg October 6, 2010, 11:56 pm
  • Walk. Fuck.

    krueg October 6, 2010, 11:56 pm
  • 2 on…1 out. I’m not even going to say anything…

    krueg October 6, 2010, 11:59 pm
  • that hit didn’t count. It just didn’t

    DustyDrB - YF October 6, 2010, 11:59 pm
  • that was just horrible luck with the dribbler. The previous walk on the other hand…

    IronHorse (YF) October 7, 2010, 12:00 am
  • Single fucking ties it…you have got to be kidding me…

    krueg October 7, 2010, 12:01 am
  • Pulling Wood? I love Mo, but this feels more like panic.

    IronHorse (YF) October 7, 2010, 12:02 am
  • And of course Girardi panics like the bitch manager he is and brings in Mo to try and get a four out save…let’s go ahead and blow him out in the first game of the ALDS, right???

    krueg October 7, 2010, 12:03 am
  • We are in sync IH…scary for you.

    krueg October 7, 2010, 12:03 am
  • Mo goes 3-0???

    krueg October 7, 2010, 12:06 am
  • Both blowing out our 40-year old closer and letting our absolutely essential 8th-inning guy know that you don’t trust him.

    IronHorse (YF) October 7, 2010, 12:06 am
  • Nice Mo.

    IronHorse (YF) October 7, 2010, 12:07 am
  • Got him. Fuck yeah.

    krueg October 7, 2010, 12:07 am
  • Every time I see Carl Pavano’s porn-star mustache-face I want to punch the TV.

    IronHorse (YF) October 7, 2010, 12:09 am
  • He gets his tomorrow… :)

    krueg October 7, 2010, 12:13 am
  • 3 more outs Mo…3 more outs…

    krueg October 7, 2010, 12:14 am
  • Why are all the umpires SQUEEZING MO???? THAT WAS STRIKE 3!!!!

    krueg October 7, 2010, 12:18 am
  • 1 out.

    krueg October 7, 2010, 12:20 am
  • MO HAS MAD SKILLZ!!!!! 2 OUTS!!!!

    krueg October 7, 2010, 12:21 am
  • And the refs fuck us…unbelievable. We need fucking replay. Fuck you umpires.

    krueg October 7, 2010, 12:24 am
  • Uh oh – if it’s the playoffs, it’s the time for bad calls. Ignoring ball/strike stuff, let’s keep track.
    That’s one.
    As I type, we win. Way to fight back, fellas!

    DustyDrB - YF October 7, 2010, 12:25 am
  • YANKEES WIN…..THAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA YANKEES WIN!!!!
    SILENCE in Target Field. Silence.

    krueg October 7, 2010, 12:25 am
  • Mo looked absolutely like normal Mo – which is otherwordly-awesome. Onto Pavano

    IronHorse (YF) October 7, 2010, 12:35 am
  • “…And the refs fuck us…unbelievable. We need fucking replay. Fuck you umpires….”
    no, we don’t need replay…seriously, how do all 6 of those assclowns miss that play…what the f were they looking at?…really, replay isn’t necessary for that play…the key is competent, attentive umpiring…i saw it with the naked eye, full speed, no replay needed…somebody will remind me that the yanks have benefitted from ump blindness…yep…screw replay…bpud needs to kick those blind fat-asses in the butt…while you were wringing your hands about tie all star games, bpud, the competence of your umpires was going down the toilet…if you’re going to use cameras, get rid of the humans…they’re redundant…
    “…Onto Pavano…
    ya know IH, i would be ok with the yanks not winning another post season game this season as long as we paste pavano every time we see his sorry chicken ass…

    dc October 7, 2010, 12:48 am
  • Ohhhh…
    I have never wanted to see a pitcher get so absolutely crushed and humiliated as I want to see Pavano get all that tomorrow. How dare he pitch a full healthy and productive season for a team EVER.
    [hyperbole]Seriously, if Curt Schilling kidnapped Albert Pujols’ kid for ransom and then used the money to buy the Yankees and blow up the stadium, I could not hate him more than I hate Pavano [/hyperbole]

    DustyDrB - YF October 7, 2010, 1:06 am
  • Agree fully with the Pavano hate and was absolutely thinking the same thing you wrote dc – that it they are to lose every other playoff game I could live with it as long as they humiliate Pavano.

    IronHorse (YF) October 7, 2010, 1:13 am
  • We are going to knock that smug look AND ridiculous porn-stache off his stupid face tomorrow…he doesn’t deserve a stache.

    krueg October 7, 2010, 10:09 am

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