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Bombers Away: Twins-Yanks ALDS Game II Gamer

Well today it's all about A.J. Was he worth the cabbage? We'll see. He throws to Jose Molina, so he's already giving away some offense. Yanks take full command of the series with a victory. Here's hoping they get it. Fire Away!

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Why are the TBS announcers calling Burnett’s curveball a slider? I know Burnett has two curveballs, one that breaks in and one that breaks out. Is the other one actually a slider?

Last night one of the TBS guys said that Lester throws a one-seamer. No joke.
Is this strikezone as tiny as it looks on Gameday? Burnett got squeezed on 2-3 pitches, and now Blackburn is getting uber squeezed.

I’ve played MLB The Show 09 too many times. As soon as that I saw that image, I knew what I was watching, haha..

Easy ground out to second and AJ looks good, strike zone or whatever, after 2.
Of course, his big knock is the “one big inning”, so we’ll see.. hopefully the Yanks will score many runs for him.

ARod took a huge first cut.. but missed.
But ya, like a broken record, the ump has a pretty small strike zone tonight thus far. ARod pops out easily to first base for the first out.

Oh the flip side, Swisher struck out on what looks to be a kind of a high fastball.. got the call that time..

Seems like he’s calling all the fastballs a strike, but all the slower stuff, not so much. Small sample set though.
Cano grounds out to first to end the inning.

Span with what should be a double play.. not sure if Jeter took an extra half a second on that throw or not, but Span just beats it out..
Replay looks close..

Heh, bit of a makeup call on that one…Gameday says it was about an inch or two outside.

Wow nevermind, for some reason I thought Young had a lot more steals. 2 steals, 5 caught. Awful.

Kubel with an easy ground out. Despite his 143 OPS+ this season he’s not very confident-looking at the plate.

Booo, no hitter over. Gomez didn’t budge in center field, though I don’t think he could have had it if he tried.

I can’t get over the fact that AJ walked Delmon Young. You have to try real hard to do that shit.

New York crowd, make up your mind! First they chant “M-V-P” for Jeter, and now they do it for Teix.

AS;LKDJFAL;KDFJALS;DKGJFADLS;K A-RODDDDDDD!!!!
…and I seem to have ejaculated in my pants.

$100 says the Yankees win this game in a walk-off. Since 15 of their 103 wins were walk-offs (15%), they’re due for one between now and the end of the ALCS.

Hughes throwing at an itty bitty strikezone. Then Kubel checks his swing, and the homeplate ump says he went around (replay shows he didn’t). Just awful officiating.

Joe should pull Melky and get Gardner to bunt single, steal 2nd for whoever comes hitting behind. Melky not looking good,I hope he proves me wrong yet.

Hughes coughs up the lead and Enter Sandman starts playing. Good play with another day off.

Minnesota playing about as well as they could possibly play tonight – with the exception of one baserunning mistake.
5-foot wide strike-zone.

This is easily one of the worst umpiring jobs I have ever seen.
A high and outside fastball is a strike, except when it isn’t. Two pitches in the exact same location, the first is ball, the next is a strike.
Chuck Meriweather, I will see you in hell.

Wow, if gameday is accurate this has to be the worst job of umpiring home plate I’ve ever seen. Just atrocious. This combined with the Sox games last night is making a pretty strong case for instant replay.

It is Ethan; one inning the strikezone is huge for Burnett, then it’s tiny. Same for the Twins pitching staff; back and forth all game, depending on the inning.
I’m cringing at the thought of Bucknor behind the plate in the Sox game coming up. I have a bad feeling some people are going to get tossed.

FUCK YOU AROD.
He really is like Reggie Jackson all of a sudden. All of his hits tonight were key.

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

EAT THAT!!! I don’t ever, ever, EVER want to hear another BS comment about A-Rod and clutch situations.
Finish this Hideki. Don’t have Mo for the 10th…

Stupid unclutch arod unclutchly batting second in the inning so he could only tie the game. If he were truly clutch, he would have hit it twice as far so he could have run around the bases two times for the win.

Damn.
Probably Aceves – pitching off more rest than he has had all year. Hope that’s a good thing.

holy fckin sht this is amazing. slow start but it’s built since the 5th all amounting to THIS little gem of a ball game. This is why baseball is exciting.
here comes Gomez whose ADD ass will likely never live down that baserunning error. hit the showers kid.

My sooth from several days ago:
Double play enabled by the ump: that third strike to Polanco was a total joke of a call.
Somehow I think Nathan crumbles against the Yanks, if they even get to a save situation.
Posted by: SF | Tuesday, October 06, 2009 at 08:25 PM

Aceves pumping strikes. Of course, so was Hughes at first. Do twins send nathan out again?

Nathan looked like me waiting on my girl to piss on a stick. Who’re they gonna bring out?

True story: my brother and I went to a game 3 or 4 years ago in which Nathan blew the save against the Yanks. As we got on the subway to go home so did a couple – the woman wearing a Nathan jersey. As some of the other riders started getting on her case she got pissy and at the next stop she flipped the whole subway car off and got off the subway with her husband.
It was Joe Nathan’s parents. No joke.

This is exactly what happened in the 8th. I mean, exactly. Two quick outs followed by a walk to Punto and then a single moving him to 3rd. Can we please end the similarities there?!?!

A team with this much balance, sick power all up and down the line-up, and Gardner-speed to draw upon in late-game situations. And Nathan brainfarts into the outfield allowing Gardner to virtually crabwalk backwards into 3rd.
Jeter walk-off? Odds?

LOL Nathan throws the ball away. He’s like a teenager on prom night out there.
Finally he’s pulled. That was embarrassing.

Wow – amazing game. Hope Aceves didn’t relax too much there. If they can hold MIN down one more inning, we’re back to Teix/A-Rod/Matsui…

Mauer scary here.
Love Cervelli being in the game.
That ball was fair. And by a ton. That’s crazy. And really wrong. That may be the worst call of lots of bad calls. Shocking.

Starting to look like a second inning of Aceves would have been a hell of a lot better than Marte.

Gotta hand it to the Twins. They are scrappy and they’ve gotten through the Yanks’ intimidators in the pen. Line-drive out. Whew…..for now…..

Sure enough, with the bases loaded the first two Twins batters make two outs on two pitches.

Wow. Wow. That was a huge inning. I still can’t quite believe the missed call in the outfield.
Teix, A-Rod, Hideki — please end it here!!!! Whose left in the Yanks pen.
By the way, the Yanks only have 6 hits. Crazy.

Teix walk-off LINE-DRIVE HR. Every single player (except Marte) contributed. This team is awesome to watch.

Somewhere in a bar in Tennessee Krueg is pouring beer on himself and making out with complete strangers.

Hilarious Ath. And probably spot on accurate.
Sf rod, somehow I don’t think it would matter much to the Twins or anyone else if Teixeira’s HR went 380 or 318 ft. Fact is, Teix crushed that ball. It was on a rope.

By the way, Yanks still had Gaudin in the pen if necessary. He could have gone a good 5 innings.

Same here Sam. Stadium was electric. Fans were great.
Couldn’t get access at the stadium to follow thread, so that sucked…but all else was amazing.
Girardi with some questionable moves pitching wise, but he dodged a bullet.
Gardner playing extremely shallow in center paid off with Mauer not running on him. Carlos Gomez cost his team a run. Huge mistake. Oh and like Sam said Marte soooks.

Joe Nathan went to Stony Brook U, which is in Long Island, a few years before me. Because of this I’ve always been a fan of Joe Nathan, but it’s a pity he’s always came between the Yanks!

Was at a bar downtown and most of the game was a snoozer, but wow was the ending worth it. There were quite a few spots where I was prepared to be heart broken but somehow the Yanks pull out. Wooooo!

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