There are four games on tap today. Why, oh why, do I have to be at work and not in front of several giant televisions? The Giants are about to defeat the Reds and win their series, while St. Louis looks to put away the Nats. The deciding game in the incredibly tense Tigers-Oaktown playoff will be held at the Coliseum tonight. But best of all, Phil Hughes takes the mound at Yankee Stadium as the Bombers look to defeat Baltimore and move on to the ALCS on the day after an unique batting performance by Raul Ibanez.
What do you do for an encore? Just win, baby. Comment away.
93 replies on “Games And Games And Games: O’s-Yanks ALDS Gamer IV”
Can’t wait. Given the way the season has gone with Baltimore I will be surprised if this series ends short of a 5th game.
Of course, if the Yanks are to take the ALDS, doing it tonight would be hugely consequential in terms of CC”a availability to pitch at least twice and possibly 3 times in an ALCS.
But enough of that crazy talk. As ag says, just win…
I gotta jump on a train – taking my father-in-law to the game tonight. Will send more commentary from there…go Yanks!!!!!!
I didn’t think AJ was going to pitch well last year, and he did.
Why not? Hughes has had some good games, this is the biggest start of his career. If he chokes, get rid of his ass. I believe he is a free agent after the season.
Enjoy IH. GO YANKEES!!!
For some reason I think ARod is going to have a big game.
NO IDEA why I think that…I just do.
0-0 after 1…
Why not just bench Granderson for Gardner…he’s better defensively and there is no way he can be as horrible at the plate.
Granderson is just swinging at every pitch. He sees nothing. He is totally clueless and broken.
Automatic out everytime.
0-0 after 2…ZERO hits against all-world Joe Saunders. Ha.
Hughes is predicably imploding…I’m only surprised that it’s the 3rd and not the 1st!
Leadoff double for Nix!!!!
Pathetic. 1,2,3 hitters fail. $50 million failed inning…
3rd leadoff walk in 4 innings…
It’s really just a matter of time before Hughes gets lit up like a fucking Christmas tree.
Get Lowe up…
Losing this game would be a fucking disaster. Would have to burn CC to try and get to the ALCS…
WIN THIS FUCKING GAME.
I just hate everything about Hughes.
His face, he shit arm, his stupid face…hate him.
START WARMING LOWE GIRARDI!!!!!!
Got out of it.
AROD GOT A HIT!!!! ANOTHER $30 MILLION SINGLE!!!!! WOO HOO!!!!!
Here’s comes 2-11, I mean Swisher…
2-12…and a DP to boot.
Our offense is AWESOME!!!! WORST OFFENSE MONEY CAN BUY BABY!!!!!
There it is…Asshole serves up a 2 strike HR.
Curtis Granderson. Useless right now. Just useless. I want Gardner in his place. Why not? At least he would have bunted well there.
Kurtis strikes again.
I just cannot understand why he is playing.
And then Nix hits one deep, caught, doubled up Muscle.
This game is over.
As if we were every really going to win this series anyway.
This roster needs major changes. MAJOR FUCKING CHANGES.
Short leash on Phil now please, Joe.
Those first two pitches to Tex were not even close to strikes…
Saunders is getting EVERY call…
Well Cano, this might be a good time to actually come through…you know, since you are SOOOOOOOO good and all.
Thank fucking science…thought that was a DP for sure.
RISP for ARod.
Do I dare dream?
Hero time A-Rod. Show em you’ve still got it.
That would be fantastic.
Well, that swing was horrible…
You fucking suck ARod.
Have some fucking pride and retire. A walk and single is great if you are Jayson Nix, but not a $30 million “superstar”. Not.
I see the scoreboard but still can’t believe that Hughes only gave up 1 run after all that. Gotta hand it to him on a night where he really just didn’t have it.
Gotta had it to Hughes, he pitches better than I ever thought he would…gave us a chance to win.
Now if the bats would ever wake up. Going on 3 years now…COME ON!!!!
Well, it’s up to Muscle seeing as Swish and Kurtis are automatic outs.
Martin!!! Comes through on an E4!
gerbil! Comes through with an E-Swisher
Got a break there on the drop…
Too bad Kurtis is up. Just don’t hit into a DP please.
BENCH HIS SORRY ASS!!!!!!
Nix and Jeter…our best players.
Come on Jeter…no one else will do it!!!!! YOU HAVE TO!!!!
Just horrible calls by this umpire…and all of them are for Baltimore…
That was below his fucking knees.
We’ll lose. I knew we would.
Roberston has been his old self lately. Impressive.
Robertson was DOMINANT in that inning.
I would ask for some runs here, but Nix isn’t due up so…
2-3-4 hitters…ZERO hits.
ICHIRO SAYS FUCK YOU KRUEG!!!!!
ANOTHER BULLSHIT CALLED STRIKE!!!!!!!!!
First and third with no outs…
I hate Smoltz and Cal. Fucking O’s cheerleaders. You both suck and got your asses handed to you by the Yankees.
Hope Cano walks and A-Rod brings the bat.
OK Cano…how many chances do you need?
2nd and 3rd with 1 out for…
O’Day in. Certainly won’t be easy for A-Rod. This is his momentt. Do it A-Rod.
1-for-17 lifetime with RISP for ARod.
That is beyond putrid.
Can’t even hit a fucking fly ball? Really?
And here comes Swisher…1-for-33 career w/RISP.
He-s actually regressing
I really hope Swisher ends up in Pitt with AJ next year…no pressure there you fucking loser.
I have seen this movie before. We lose tonight, then CC pitches a shit game and we lose tomorrow.
Thome scares me.
Here we go. They gave us on out, nothing.
We give them an out, here comes a 2-run HR.
That was awesome. O’Day stays. Would love to finally get to this guy. He’s been crazy good this year.
If Martin reaches they must put in Gardner to bunt him over. Cannot leave anything to Curtis.
Here we go again…
Kurtis = 2 outs
Up to Nix.
I have to get up at 4:30am to catch a flight…if this goes 15 innings or something I am going to be pissed.
Who saw that coming…
So now you pinch hit Raul, and now Nunez goes to SS.
Nunez at short. Not a comforting thought.
Can’t wait to lavish a $100 million contract on 2-for-16, I mean Cano.
This is a joke but then again, it’s been three years of this so…
Who’s got Joba giving up AT LEAST a bomb this inning…
Showalter running out of pitchers.
Joba sharp and has another inning in him. Then Lowe could go 3 at least if needed. Showalter’s got Strop who can give it up and Johnson who pitched last night. Come on A-Rod. Yet another shot at it…
This is ridiculous.
Thanks Yankees for making me stay up this late, you better fucking win.
Even though I know we’re going to lose and I’m going to get about 3 hours of sleep for no fucking reason…
ARod, Cano, Swisher, Granderson are embarrassments to the fucking uniform, their families, the country and the universe in general.
Sweet. It’s over finally.
Sucks about Joba getting hit.
We need another inning Joba. Careful with Reynolds. This series has been unbelievably close and tense. My father in law is folowing on radio while we’re here and says tthey just refeerenced that with the exception of the 9th inning of game one, these teams have been tied or separated by a single run in every inning of the series.
And damn. Now leadoff man is on and Joba is hurt. Can’t tell what happened to him. Can someone watching TV explain??
The bat broke and the barrel hit him square on the elbow…huge nasty bruise.
Phelps. Wow. Big spot kid. No Lowe despite the runner on first and his GIDP-inducing capacity. OK. Saying prayers…
Ouch. Thanks krueg.
No problem. I need to shut down and get ready for bed IH…I really hope we win this for you brother.
I am now officially freezing
Good night krueg. Have a good flight…we may still be here when your alarm goes off.
And then depression set in
Rapada’s got to keep it to 1 run. And then A-Rod is due up 3rd. Again. Lord.
Lowe in with man on 3rd, 2 outs, and the Yanks down by 1 already.
The Yankees scored 1 run in 12 innings in a Joe Saunders start. I weep.
Lowe does his job. It’s the 13th. A-Rod weears # 13. It’s karma. A-Rod with the walkoff….please….pretty please….
PH for A-Rod again. Ugh. Now it’s just an insult.
At least I can sleep now
Groundhog Day. Game 5, home, CC on the mound, struggling lineup except Jeter…what’s the definition of insanity again???
PS WAY too early to be sitting in an airport.