• June 12th vs. The Mets

    Posted by on June 12th, 2009 · Comments (16)

    Muchas gracias Señor Luis Castillo!

    All of a sudden, Joba’s command, Tomko being Tomko, Swisher butchering another fly ball, A-Rod’s weak whiff in the 7th, and Mo not holding the tie…well…they just don’t seem important at this moment.

    This one has to go down in Subway Series history.

    Stunning. Just absolutely freaking stunning. And, on an Alex Rodriguez pop-up, on a 3-1 pitch with two out, no less? Awesome.

    Comments on June 12th vs. The Mets

    1. ken
      June 12th, 2009 | 11:30 pm

      Hey Steve, what was it you were saying about Aura and Mystique not being in the new stadium????

    2. JeremyM
      June 12th, 2009 | 11:33 pm

      Hats off to Jeter and even more so to Teixeira for hustling on that play. I can’t believe he scored on that. That was just awesome, K-Rod doing his ridiculous celebration and having it come to a sudden halt, A-Rod’s expression, and again, the hustle of Jeter and Teixeira. Holy crap.

    3. June 12th, 2009 | 11:37 pm

      ken wrote:

      Hey Steve, what was it you were saying about Aura and Mystique not being in the new stadium????

      That was Joe Maddon and the Rays, not me.

      http://waswatching.com/2009/06/06/rays-new-yankee-stadium-missing-aura-mystique/

    4. June 12th, 2009 | 11:38 pm

      JeremyM wrote:

      Hats off to Jeter and even more so to Teixeira for hustling on that play. I can’t believe he scored on that.

      Extremely excellent point – esp on Tex. Not many would have come around in that spot, like he did.

    5. gs
      June 12th, 2009 | 11:48 pm

      “K-Rod doing his ridiculous celebration”

      LOL. And this is where hypocrisy resides for the night.

    6. Evan3457
      June 12th, 2009 | 11:52 pm

      Steve Lombardi wrote:

      JeremyM wrote:
      Hats off to Jeter and even more so to Teixeira for hustling on that play. I can’t believe he scored on that.
      Extremely excellent point – esp on Tex. Not many would have come around in that spot, like he did.

      Side note on Tex’s hustle…hustle he did, and not only did Castillo drop the pop, but he also made a mental blunder as well (See, Steve, other teams make them, too!), because after he recovered, he made a cursory throw to 2nd instead of checking Tex at 3rd heading for home plate, and while the relay from Cora was way too late, a direct throw home probably would’ve had Tex by a few feet.

    7. Evan3457
      June 12th, 2009 | 11:56 pm

      Looking at the replay a 3rd time, Castillo would’ve had to get up from his knees to make the throw home, and it might not’ve been in time, but I think he would’ve had a shot, instead he just flipped it to 2nd, where Cora was standing.

      Maybe he thought he couldn’t get up in time to make the throw, and got it to someone in a better position.

    8. butchie22
      June 13th, 2009 | 12:05 am

      In spite of Nick the Baseless Runner Swisher’s mediocre outfield play(he makes Abreu look like a right fielder for the ages), Aroid’s unclutchness and a seeming defeat at the hands of the dreaded Metropolitanos, Luis Castillo gift wraps a win for the Yanks. Special mention to the Cisco Kid AKA K-Rod, Cisco celebrate AFTER the fat lady sings OR better yet when Luis The Balldropper Castillo catches it! NIce job from Teixeira. I like he he runs the bases even on the verge of an imminent defeat…perhaps he can teach some of his less gifted teammates the art of baserunning…….. I also liked how Jeter and Teix were humble in their victory, they didn’t try to shame the Balldropper too much in the postgame interviews!

    9. JeremyM
      June 13th, 2009 | 12:49 am

      @ gs:

      If you’re comparing Joba to K-Rod, you’ve got to be kidding me. I’m not a big fan of Joba’s stuff either, but K-Rod is out of this world in that department.

    10. redbug
      June 13th, 2009 | 6:40 am

      Maybe Arod will learn something from Jeter and Tex and keep his eye on the ball and run, rather than walk to 1st, even on a pop up.

    11. butchie22
      June 13th, 2009 | 8:30 am

      redbug wrote:

      Maybe Arod will learn something from Jeter and Tex and keep his eye on the ball and run, rather than walk to 1st, even on a pop up.

      Don’t look at me, I don’t like Joba the Hut’s fist pumps either…especially when he’s losing a game 4-3 to their hated rivals and they end up losing it. I’m not a fan of the way the Cisco Kid acts on the field after a victorious strikeout or pop out either. Or AssholeMouth Papelbone’s pseudo fierce look on the mound when he pitches where his mouth looks like an anus!

      redbug wrote:

      Maybe Arod will learn something from Jeter and Tex and keep his eye on the ball and run, rather than walk to 1st, even on a pop up.

      That is something that got lost in this win. It reminds of that victory against the Bluebirds last year where the Yanks came back to win 9-8 and the win hid all the mistakes they made. GReat play from St Derek and Teix in the end BUT Arod pops out again to end a game…well almost, it didn’t happen thanks to Castillo. MO gave up the lead in the 8th where he wasn’t automatic. Swisher the Baseless Runner made another Keystone Cop play in the field. It was not a pretty win, BUT a win nonetheless. To Jete’s credit ,he even admitted in the postgame that they stole the game.

    12. butchie22
      June 13th, 2009 | 8:31 am

      That first quote was supposed to be from JeremyM.

    13. Raf
      June 13th, 2009 | 9:00 am

      Evan3457 wrote:

      Looking at the replay a 3rd time, Castillo would’ve had to get up from his knees to make the throw home, and it might not’ve been in time, but I think he would’ve had a shot, instead he just flipped it to 2nd, where Cora was standing.
      Maybe he thought he couldn’t get up in time to make the throw, and got it to someone in a better position.

      I think he tossed to second out of instinct; force of habit. Also, replays showed Rodriguez about to take off for second, but he went back to first

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