Just Before the Stroke of Midnight: Yanks-Tigers ALCS Gamer IV

Update: The Yankees lineup hasn’t changed since last night, so let’s just use this post for Thursday’s Game IV.

Down three to nil, the Yankees are staring at a bleak winter, except all the guys that live in Florida, who might have standby tee times Friday. C.C. gets his first start of the series and perhaps last of the season against the Tigers, who send Max Scherzer.

If nothing else, I hope it is a good game, worth remembering through the dreary and wistful “R” months. Lineups follow, comment away.

 NY Yankees
I. Suzuki lf .429
N. Swisher rf .250
R. Cano 2b .071
M. Teixeira 1b .250
R. Ibanez dh .273
E. Chavez 3b .000
R. Martin c .167
B. Gardner cf .000
E. Nunez ss .333
C. Sabathia NA
A. Jackson cf .308
O. Infante 2b .154
M. Cabrera 3b .364
P. Fielder 1b .167
D. Young dh .308
J. Peralta ss .385
A. Dirks lf .077
A. Garcia rf .500
G. Laird c .250
M. Scherzer NA
33 comments… add one
  • I put on the lucky Jeter jersey.

    Why the hell not.

    I really hope we salvage some pride and at least avoid a sweep.


    krueg October 17, 2012, 7:59 pm
  • Delay…

    …the inevitable.

    krueg October 17, 2012, 8:15 pm
  • “I knew it would be bad…I did not know it would be this bad…”

    krueg October 17, 2012, 8:36 pm
  • Well, if this game doesn’t start soon…I’m not watching anyway.

    I have to SLEEP. I haven’t really slept in a week and I have to go to the office tomorrow.


    krueg October 17, 2012, 8:52 pm
  • In lieu of a quick, merciful death, it rains.

    attackgerbil October 17, 2012, 9:35 pm
  • omen

    dc October 18, 2012, 12:03 am
  • So ARod is definitely gone now, right??? I mean no way there is any way he is back with us next year, not after this humiliation.

    And getting phone numbers dickhead? Really???

    Cano = Baby ARod?

    krueg October 18, 2012, 1:05 pm
  • Well, let’s see if this team has any pride left whatsoever…

    krueg October 18, 2012, 4:07 pm
  • 1-2-3 first inning…

    The beat goes on.

    krueg October 18, 2012, 4:16 pm
  • 0-1.

    krueg October 18, 2012, 4:30 pm
  • 4-5-6

    krueg October 18, 2012, 4:38 pm
  • Nunez has been good.


    krueg October 18, 2012, 4:59 pm
  • 2 on and 2-out for Swisher.


    krueg October 18, 2012, 5:02 pm
  • To be fair…he K’d on yet another BS called strike in the other batter’s box.

    Never-the-less. Failure.

    2012 New York Yankees Season DVD title:
    “Epic, Embarrassing Failure was inevitable”

    krueg October 18, 2012, 5:05 pm
  • CC is back to struggling with both command and velocity.

    Getting swept.

    On the one hand I’m happy we won the East and got out of the first round…losing to the O’s would have been fucking humiliating.

    But to go down like this? Without so much as a fight? It really says a lot about the makeup of the players on this team right now.


    krueg October 18, 2012, 5:17 pm
  • OK…even Tex is fucking blowing grounders now left and right????

    There is no explanation for this fucking nose dive.

    krueg October 18, 2012, 5:19 pm
  • So they just showed a stat…

    Tigers 3-for-4 w/RISP
    Yankees 3-for-20 w/RISP

    In the ALCS.

    We are down 0-3 in the series and they have only had 4 opportunities w/RISP in 3+ games.

    What a monumental waste of great pitching.

    Oh, and they just scored another run.

    Game. Set. Match.

    See you guys next season.

    krueg October 18, 2012, 5:22 pm
  • Talk about a season of epic collapses:

    Red Sox complete stunning fall from grace over the course of the full season.

    Rangers complete stunning late-season collapse and allow the A’s to snatchh the division title in game 162.

    Yankees turn in one of the all-time worst batting performances in playoff history and get swept out of the ALCS.

    IronHorse - YF October 18, 2012, 6:12 pm
  • Yankees have no hits and 9 strikeouts in 5 innings. The odds on the going hitless all the way are extremely high. I believe the worst post-season team BA is .195 or something llikke that and the Yankees are quickly approaching that. At this point I want them to break that record. If you’re going to stink, might as well go all the way and do itt in epic unforgetttable fashion.

    IronHorse - YF October 18, 2012, 6:18 pm
  • I’m really glad I had to work today.

    attackgerbil October 18, 2012, 8:22 pm
  • The last 12 seconds of this – http://web.yesnetwork.com/media/video.jsp?content_id=25420927&topic_id=5869378&c_id=yesnetwork – puts things in some perspective.

    IronHorse - YF October 18, 2012, 9:45 pm
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