Nothing Has Hatched Yet: Yanks-Phils World Series Gamer V

We're taking this one game at a time. At the end of this one, who knows what we'll be feeling? A.J. Burnett vs. Cliff Lee. Comment away!

Per Lohud:

Derek Jeter SS
Johnny Damon LF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Nick Swisher RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Brett Gardner CF
Jose Molina C
A.J. Burnett P

Pitching: RHP A.J. Burnett (1-0, 3.55 ERA in postseason)

Jimmy Rollins SS
Shane Victorino CF
Chase Utley 2B
Ryan Howard 1B
Jayson Werth RF
Raul Ibanez LF
Pedro Feliz 3B
Carlos Ruiz C
Cliff Lee P

Pitching: LHP Cliff Lee (3-0, 0.54 ERA in postseason)

101 comments… add one
  • Tis Mrs. Gerbil’s birthday. Good wife that she is, she said I should pick a restaurant that has flat screen TVs for her birthday dinner. What a great woman.

    attackgerbil November 2, 2009, 7:37 pm
  • A-Rod with the RBI double and now the Swisher walk. Cliff Lee isn’t looking like Game 1 Cliff Lee.

    Nick-YF November 2, 2009, 8:08 pm
  • Cano lines out to left. So the good news is that Lee is looking very hittable, but who knows if that’s just first inning jitters.

    Nick-YF November 2, 2009, 8:11 pm
  • Not sure where everyone is. Where is everyone?

    Nick-YF November 2, 2009, 8:11 pm
  • Rollins on with a single.

    Nick-YF November 2, 2009, 8:15 pm
  • umps suck again…that hit the bat

    dc November 2, 2009, 8:16 pm
  • bad start for burnett. he hits victorino on a bunt attempt.

    Nick-YF November 2, 2009, 8:16 pm
  • good fake-out though…props to vicky

    dc November 2, 2009, 8:17 pm
  • fuck. burnett totally shitting the bed. chase utley with the 3-run bomb.

    Nick-YF November 2, 2009, 8:18 pm
  • so, probably a game 6 coming.

    Nick-YF November 2, 2009, 8:18 pm
  • so, i think posada pinch hits for molina next half inning.

    Nick-YF November 2, 2009, 8:20 pm
  • 4 batters. 0 outs
    great work AJ

    Nick-YF November 2, 2009, 8:20 pm
  • AJ is nothing if not consistently inconsistent!

    walein November 2, 2009, 8:21 pm
  • i’m not joking. posada comes in next inning.

    Nick-YF November 2, 2009, 8:23 pm
  • Where are you on gmail? AJ is not going to get close calls right now.

    walein November 2, 2009, 8:24 pm
  • it’s closed cause i’m getting the feed right now perfectly. think gmail will slow it down.

    Nick-YF November 2, 2009, 8:24 pm
  • sounds good.

    walein November 2, 2009, 8:25 pm
  • teixeira saves aj from an even worse situation. we’re seeing gaudin in this game.

    Nick-YF November 2, 2009, 8:25 pm
  • well…I guess we can say only 3 runs. No more pitching to utley unless you promise to miss out of the strike zone.

    walein November 2, 2009, 8:27 pm
  • grr- AJ gets out of it, but what an awful start. Now the Yanks’ especially weak part of the line up comes up.

    Nick-YF November 2, 2009, 8:28 pm
  • This might just be the backwards type of hitting that’ll give Lee problems!!!!

    walein November 2, 2009, 8:29 pm
  • fuck. molina is on deck. why?!

    Nick-YF November 2, 2009, 8:31 pm
  • seriously, the molina decision is just dumb. it pisses me off that we have this line up in a world series game.

    Nick-YF November 2, 2009, 8:32 pm
  • Predicting big Molina at bat here.

    walein November 2, 2009, 8:33 pm
  • Well…so far he’s put the best at bat on Lee so far. ;)

    walein November 2, 2009, 8:34 pm
  • Feliz could have rolled that ball to first.

    walein November 2, 2009, 8:34 pm
  • hopefully AJ can have at least a 4 pitch at bat…maybe even a 5 or six pitch at bat.

    walein November 2, 2009, 8:35 pm
  • well…4 pitches.

    walein November 2, 2009, 8:36 pm
  • AJ. Time to settle down for 4 innings and then remind Joe to take you out in the 6th.

    walein November 2, 2009, 8:36 pm
  • damn, didn’t see the computer wasn’t charging. back on, but the feed is not as good. grumble.

    Nick-YF November 2, 2009, 8:47 pm
  • BTW. Shane Victorino should have been hit with a strike in that first inning since he didn’t try to move and ball hit him in the hand. That was the right pitch to throw and though Victorino MAY have wanted to get out of the way, he didn’t even move and that’s the fucking rule. Hopefully Shane learned a special lesson and that is that illegally having your hands over the plate makes you alone accountable for getting your hand bashed by a ball high and tight.

    walein November 2, 2009, 8:48 pm
  • all these histrionics by Victorino is annoying. Yeah Shane..should have your hands out over the plate when a guy throws 96 mph.

    walein November 2, 2009, 8:49 pm
  • great. my feed totally sucks now.

    Nick-YF November 2, 2009, 8:49 pm
  • And if it happens to Jeter I would have the same feeling about it.

    walein November 2, 2009, 8:50 pm
  • now back. Jeter gets jammed and grounds it to third. 1 out

    Nick-YF November 2, 2009, 8:51 pm
  • 3-1 to Johnny. He’s locked in right now.

    walein November 2, 2009, 8:52 pm
  • I hope Damon takes second right now.

    walein November 2, 2009, 8:53 pm
  • Oh well…here comes Alex.

    walein November 2, 2009, 8:54 pm
  • Tex continues his postseason of offensive suckitude.

    Nick-YF November 2, 2009, 8:55 pm
  • nothing. nada.

    Nick-YF November 2, 2009, 8:56 pm
  • aj walks utley. this inning is going to suck, too.

    Nick-YF November 2, 2009, 9:01 pm
  • i’ll takt he howard or werth double play this inning

    walein November 2, 2009, 9:03 pm
  • Jose making his case for being in the game.

    walein November 2, 2009, 9:03 pm
  • no double play. stolen base.

    Nick-YF November 2, 2009, 9:03 pm
  • and now AJ’s feelings have been hurt and he’s losing his ability to throw the ball near the strike zone to a guy that’s struck out like 15 times in his last 10 at bats.

    walein November 2, 2009, 9:04 pm
  • aj is painful to watch

    Nick-YF November 2, 2009, 9:04 pm
  • going back to ny ain’t so bad…..bonus baseball

    dc November 2, 2009, 9:05 pm
  • great beginning aj. what a start!

    Nick-YF November 2, 2009, 9:06 pm
  • Eiland is going to go talk with him and they better put Gaudin in the bullpen right now
    or Hughes

    walein November 2, 2009, 9:06 pm
  • Robertson will do too.

    walein November 2, 2009, 9:07 pm
  • AJ isn’t CC and of all the mental midgets he is clearly not someone you want to take out of his schedule.

    walein November 2, 2009, 9:08 pm
  • Maybe AJ will say he needed Gardner to catch this game for him. FUCK!

    walein November 2, 2009, 9:09 pm
  • aj is awful today. we get it.

    Nick-YF November 2, 2009, 9:09 pm
  • Goodnight AJ.

    walein November 2, 2009, 9:10 pm
  • It was a stupid move by GIrardi to have him pitch on 3 days rest and AJ is a mental midget.

    walein November 2, 2009, 9:11 pm
  • wow. the bed has been shitted on

    Nick-YF November 2, 2009, 9:11 pm
  • Girardy and Eiland-Knowing their pitching staff.

    walein November 2, 2009, 9:12 pm
  • and now maybe we’ll get a chance to see Molina hit the bench when his spot comes up int he batting order.

    walein November 2, 2009, 9:14 pm
  • Robertson getting the Feliz at bat we should have all expected.

    walein November 2, 2009, 9:15 pm
  • Shane Victorino: No, it’s not broken, they said I was a “fraidy cat” who shouldn’t do things if he isn’t willing to accept the consequences.

    walein November 2, 2009, 9:16 pm
  • good pitch by robertson…finally someone get Ruiz to do what he usually does…but sadly, he chooses this time not to hit it anywhere near as he’s been hitting the ball all series.

    walein November 2, 2009, 9:17 pm
  • shit.

    walein November 2, 2009, 9:17 pm
  • C’mon Ump!

    walein November 2, 2009, 9:19 pm
  • classic AJ.

    walein November 2, 2009, 9:20 pm
  • Well, Robertson is still good.

    walein November 2, 2009, 9:21 pm
  • How big a lead would Philadelphia have to build before Lee got pulled to save him for some hypothetical Game 7 innings?
    Ain’t gonna happen, but a double-digit lead would gave to make Manuel think about it…

    Hudson November 2, 2009, 9:26 pm
  • Classic SHane

    walein November 2, 2009, 9:33 pm
  • As you know, with their bullpen I don’t think they would consider it unless the lead was such that the Yankees were pulling starters

    walein November 2, 2009, 9:36 pm
  • Great play by Gardner

    walein November 2, 2009, 9:55 pm
  • If you’re waving the white flag with Coke why take him out Joe?? Just leave him in and let it ride.

    walein November 2, 2009, 10:40 pm
  • Bringing COke in was such a dumb move for so many reasons. Now, with the 3 run 8th it’s clear how bad a move it was.

    walein November 2, 2009, 11:12 pm
  • 70 comments on a WS game thread?

    Hudson November 2, 2009, 11:12 pm
  • AJ is tough to talk about when he pitches this way.

    walein November 2, 2009, 11:13 pm
  • He’s like the guy you knew when you were in pre-k, whose mom is friend’s with your mom and he somehow gets invited to your social gathering because of your mom and you just don’t even want to explain his actions and attitude to anyone.

    walein November 2, 2009, 11:14 pm
  • Jorge lead off stand up double off the top of the wall.

    walein November 2, 2009, 11:15 pm
  • Matusi is iup and they’re warming up Myers and not Lidge. ouch.

    walein November 2, 2009, 11:16 pm
  • behind to Matsui 2-1

    walein November 2, 2009, 11:17 pm
  • basehit!

    walein November 2, 2009, 11:17 pm
  • now it’s lidge and scott eyre in the pen

    walein November 2, 2009, 11:19 pm
  • madsen’s shook right now, ball in dirt 1-0

    walein November 2, 2009, 11:19 pm
  • outside, 2-0.

    walein November 2, 2009, 11:20 pm
  • right down the pipe JEter taking. 2-1

    walein November 2, 2009, 11:20 pm
  • crap. easy double play for the captain..Jorge scores….what might have been the tying run had Joe thought about bringing in the red hot Marte.

    walein November 2, 2009, 11:21 pm
  • and madsen is feeling the momentum

    walein November 2, 2009, 11:22 pm
  • an excuse me foul ball.

    walein November 2, 2009, 11:22 pm
  • fights off a ball sinking low and off the plate

    walein November 2, 2009, 11:23 pm
  • 2-2. Chan Ho PArk is clearly doing some kind of private praying right now.

    walein November 2, 2009, 11:24 pm
  • single up the middle.

    walein November 2, 2009, 11:24 pm
  • Tex is up. Damon has locked himself in this series.

    walein November 2, 2009, 11:25 pm
  • ouch…wide strike there. 0-1

    walein November 2, 2009, 11:25 pm
  • swings over the changeup on the floor. Tex…you need to hit now.

    walein November 2, 2009, 11:25 pm
  • lays off the same changeup this time. 1-2

    walein November 2, 2009, 11:26 pm
  • TEx stinks up the joint again…swinging at that same goddamn pitch every night.
    Back to New York, nite ya’ll bad game for Joe Girardi and Brian Cashman.

    walein November 2, 2009, 11:27 pm
  • No net connection, no cell phone reception in the place where we watched the game. Just as well. My u, f, c, k buttons were all worn out.

    attackgerbil November 2, 2009, 11:37 pm
  • FIrst off…the home plate ump completely fucked us with his bullshit strikezone. AJ got NO CALLS AT ALL while Lee got every fucking call…that was the difference in the game. We went out with many objective fans that seriously could not believe the calls that went against us…
    That being said…
    The heart and balls the boys showed to fight, battle, scrap, claw to come back in that game showed all I needed to see to show me that these guys are fucking champions. Period.
    I’m out.

    krueg November 3, 2009, 12:06 am
  • Sorry for being MIA these last couple games but I’m in Cairo and my i-net connection at the hotel is pretty horrible. After mortgaging my family’s future to go to all but one of the ALDS and ALCS home games and WS game 1 I missed WS4 entirely as my flight took off just before first pitch (was very happy to learn of the results upon landing yesterday) and could only follow WS5 by blackberry update. Frustrtating way to follow the world series.
    Never wanted Burnett to go on short rest for exactly this reason – pitching him in an NL park where BOTH he and Molina take up spots in the line-up burned me and I figured that if he didn’t pull through, then it is the Yankees who are seemingly against the ropes throwing guys on short rest even though they are up in the series.
    I love Pettitte and have never been concerned with a post-season start of his until now. He is not at the age to be throwing on short rest anymore. I would have liked to see Gaudin in Game 5 ESPECIALLY after the Yankees took the first two in Philly, knowing that the worst case was to go home with a fresh Burnett and a fresh Pettitte (or short-rest Sabathia, who has proven he can handle it). Whatever – here is where we are.
    I’m with krueg on the prediction. The Yankees will come out rolling in Game 6 and will hopefully embarass Pedro, who is one wily man on the mound these days.
    Probably won’t be able to join the game threads but enjoy gang. It is great to have this full extra month of baseball to follow, even with too many off days.

    IronHorse (YF) November 3, 2009, 4:37 am
  • Krueg, I realise you tend to exaggerate in these threads, and you may or may not have had a drink or two. But..
    The strikezone was definitely NOT the Yanks problem. Burnett had a grand total of 1 ball called on him before the score was 3-1.
    If anything the calls were going the other way. Check out for the game and you see Burnett had quite a few out of the zone called, and Lee had a few in the zone (bottom half) called balls.
    And Robertson got two gifts to K Rollins to end the third with two on after Lees hit.
    I do agree that Yanks fight was impressive though. They could have easily laid down and given this one away to take it back to NY. That fighting spirit is very ominous for the Phils.
    At least we get to see Pedro one more time against the old foe.

    Dan25 November 3, 2009, 5:02 am
  • I’ve gotta agree with Dan here, Krueg… there was one horrible call on a pitch right down the middle (I think Robertson was pitching), but aside from that there really wasn’t a problem with the K-zone.

    Atheose - SF November 3, 2009, 7:25 am
  • count me in with “the ump sucks” group, but i suppose i’m extra sensitive to even close but correct calls given the bad performance of the umps this post season…that, and i really wanted to rationalize the complete about-face burnett was giving us…i fell asleep before the comeback, but i agree that it’s a good sign…i’m a little worried about andy on short rest, but i think we can get to pedro…he doesn’t scare me anymore…we get the next 2 games at home…pitching is less of an issue if there’s a game 7, because cc is probably the best choice on short rest, and it’ll be “all hands on deck” for both teams anyway…did i mention hamels is the scheduled game 7 starter?…ok, i’m done rationalizing….i’ll let you know in a couple of days if it helped…

    dc November 3, 2009, 7:35 am
  • I don’t need no stinkin’ graphs on websites to validate what I saw with my own eyes and had complete strangers come up to me to say…the calls were bullshit. AJ certainly didn’t have his best stuff but he was squeezed. It really doesn’t matter, it’s over.
    Bottom line, if someone were to tell us that we would go into Philly and win 2 out of 3, we would have all taken it.
    We just have to win one out of two games, at home and no more Lee to deal with. No more scrub NL lineup and no more disgusting Philly fans to deal with…
    The Bronx will be rocking. Pedro is our bitch. Time to end this shit.
    Let’s. Go. Yankees.

    krueg November 3, 2009, 10:19 am
  • P.S.
    “Krueg, I realise you tend to exaggerate in these threads, and you may or may not have had a drink or two. But..”
    I had many more than 2, believe me. :)
    I need us to win this thing so I can dry out…I’m getting to old for this!!!

    krueg November 3, 2009, 10:20 am

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