• ALCS Game 5 Thread: Because MJ Needs A Place For His Stream Of Consciousness Ranting

    Posted by on October 22nd, 2009 · Comments (140)

    Headline says it all…

    …anyone that wants a place to rant, feel free to do it here.

    -Posted by MJ

    Comments on ALCS Game 5 Thread: Because MJ Needs A Place For His Stream Of Consciousness Ranting

    1. MJ
      October 22nd, 2009 | 7:56 pm

      OK, we’re about to start. Please, please, please Yankee hitters, do your jobs tonight.

    2. YankCrank
      October 22nd, 2009 | 7:58 pm

      Let’s get this show started on the right foot, Derek.

    3. MJ
      October 22nd, 2009 | 7:58 pm

      Derek starts it off in Game 5 just like Game 4…nice hit to RF!

    4. YankCrank
      October 22nd, 2009 | 7:58 pm

      Cap’n Love <3

    5. MJ
      October 22nd, 2009 | 7:59 pm

      Johnny David Damon!

    6. MJ
      October 22nd, 2009 | 8:00 pm

      Those two leadoff hits notwithstanding, Lackey already looks better tonight than in Game 1, stuff wise. 93 on his FB, good downward bite on his curve.

    7. 77yankees
      October 22nd, 2009 | 8:01 pm

      Outside.

    8. MJ
      October 22nd, 2009 | 8:01 pm

      Lackey’s stuff is WAY better tonight. 3-2 curveball on the outside corner. Tough to do anything with that.

    9. MJ
      October 22nd, 2009 | 8:02 pm

      UGH…that’s Alex’s worst AB of October so far.

    10. YankCrank
      October 22nd, 2009 | 8:03 pm

      Are we gunna do this again guys?

    11. MJ
      October 22nd, 2009 | 8:03 pm

      Lackey’s CB is tremendous so far

    12. MJ
      October 22nd, 2009 | 8:04 pm

      Matsui’s been October silent for years now.

    13. YankCrank
      October 22nd, 2009 | 8:06 pm

      RISP FAIL

    14. 77yankees
      October 22nd, 2009 | 8:06 pm

      Bad follow up after the promising start.

    15. MJ
      October 22nd, 2009 | 8:06 pm

      Kinda makes you wonder, though, even if the CB is good, why wouldn’t you just look CB at this point? He threw CB’s to Teixeira and Matsui…how do you not look for it if that’s all he threw for 3 straight batters (with 1 FB to A-Rod)

    16. YankCrank
      October 22nd, 2009 | 8:06 pm

      MJ wrote:

      Matsui’s been October silent for years now.

      Ever since 2004

    17. 77yankees
      October 22nd, 2009 | 8:07 pm

      MJ wrote:

      Matsui’s been October silent for years now.

      He’s never been the same in October since Pedro dusted him in Game 5 in 2004.

    18. YankCrank
      October 22nd, 2009 | 8:09 pm

      That 3-2 pitch to Tex was the turning point of the entire inning. Give a lot of credit to Lackey.

    19. MJ
      October 22nd, 2009 | 8:10 pm

      Hmmm…I kinda had a feeling Burnett was due for one of “these” games.

    20. MJ
      October 22nd, 2009 | 8:10 pm

      YankCrank wrote:

      That 3-2 pitch to Tex was the turning point of the entire inning. Give a lot of credit to Lackey.

      Oh, I definitely give him credit. He looks better stuff-wise tonight than last Friday.

    21. YankCrank
      October 22nd, 2009 | 8:11 pm

      Good start AJ. Walk the guy who can’t hit.

    22. October 22nd, 2009 | 8:12 pm

      Oh boy… bad call on Tex.. but ARod n Matsui dont pick him up… typical of Yankee season.. the LOB stat is an eyesore..

    23. MJ
      October 22nd, 2009 | 8:13 pm

      Well I suppose Game 6 will be a reality…

    24. 77yankees
      October 22nd, 2009 | 8:13 pm

      Let’s try to get out of this allowing only one run.

    25. 77yankees
      October 22nd, 2009 | 8:13 pm

      77yankees wrote:

      Let’s try to get out of this allowing only one run.

      Never mind

    26. YankCrank
      October 22nd, 2009 | 8:13 pm

      MJ wrote:

      Well I suppose Game 6 will be a reality…

      Did anybody else smell a start like this from AJ? Looks like you’ll be heading to Game 6.

    27. MJ
      October 22nd, 2009 | 8:14 pm

      Like I said, I had a feeling AJ was due for a complete shit-fest. I love his personality but I don’t trust him one bit.

    28. MJ
      October 22nd, 2009 | 8:14 pm

      Let me tell you, to be up 3-1 and to go to a Game 6…doesn’t make me feel good, even if CC is the Game 7 pitcher.

      Reminds me of 2003 when we shot all our bullets just making it to the WS and then our staff and ‘pen was shot and had nothing left…

    29. MJ
      October 22nd, 2009 | 8:15 pm

      Wow, 3-0 with no outs. This game is already in the books. Christ.

    30. October 22nd, 2009 | 8:16 pm

      I thought BP was over

    31. JeremyM
      October 22nd, 2009 | 8:16 pm

      Well, this sucks. I had a feeling AJ would have nothing but I’ve felt like that for all of his starts, so what do I know?

    32. YankCrank
      October 22nd, 2009 | 8:16 pm

      AJ can’t even throw a good strike. Time to get Chad up.

    33. 77yankees
      October 22nd, 2009 | 8:17 pm

      get someone in here before this turns into Game 6 of the 2001 WS

    34. MJ
      October 22nd, 2009 | 8:17 pm

      Jesus AJ, thanks for not showing up in the biggest start of your career and the biggest start of our season.

    35. October 22nd, 2009 | 8:18 pm

      Its like they know exactly whats coming

    36. MJ
      October 22nd, 2009 | 8:18 pm

      The worst thing is that now Girardi will burn THE ENTIRE pen thinking that this game is salvageable. Just concede defeat, let AJ get hammered and move onto Game 6.

    37. YankCrank
      October 22nd, 2009 | 8:19 pm

      MJ wrote:

      Jesus AJ, thanks for not showing up in the biggest start of your career and the biggest start of our season.

      That’s all you can really say. These are the starts you pay him $15 million+ a year for.

    38. MJ
      October 22nd, 2009 | 8:19 pm

      Tipping pitches?

    39. 77yankees
      October 22nd, 2009 | 8:19 pm

      HE GOT AN OUT!!!!!

    40. JeremyM
      October 22nd, 2009 | 8:19 pm

      Eh, you could bring in Gaudin, and if he’s got nothing then he can take the bullet.

      Well, better pinch hit for Molina next inning.

    41. October 22nd, 2009 | 8:20 pm

      This is getting brutal. Looks like it won’t be as big a fight as I expected to watch The Office later.

    42. October 22nd, 2009 | 8:21 pm

      there goes the Molina theory

    43. 77yankees
      October 22nd, 2009 | 8:22 pm

      Juan Rivera not exactly busting it down the line.

    44. YankCrank
      October 22nd, 2009 | 8:22 pm

      Good old Juan Rivera, thank you.

    45. October 22nd, 2009 | 8:25 pm

      Boy.. can i wake up now.. or is this inning official…

    46. 77yankees
      October 22nd, 2009 | 8:26 pm

      Can we stop all trying to hit solo HR???????

    47. MJ
      October 22nd, 2009 | 8:27 pm

      srivinodh wrote:

      there goes the Molina theory

      Yep, although it’s still the right move. You want to give the pitcher every chance for success.

    48. MJ
      October 22nd, 2009 | 8:28 pm

      The bright side is that Jeter/Damon got the no-hitter out of the way.

    49. MJ
      October 22nd, 2009 | 8:32 pm

      My tolerance for Joe Buck varies based on the score. For instance, right now I cannot stand Joe Buck. He just oozes smug Yankee hatred.

    50. October 22nd, 2009 | 8:33 pm

      For our sanity, you have to assume he is tipping something right….

      the outs are so loud… the hits are ringing

    51. 77yankees
      October 22nd, 2009 | 8:34 pm

      Since this game is getting uninteresting in a hurry, let’s start a pool – since FAUX is adding Ozzie Guillen as a studio analyst during the WS, you have to guess which game Ozzie says something that gets him fired.

    52. October 22nd, 2009 | 8:35 pm

      MJ wrote:

      srivinodh wrote:
      there goes the Molina theory

      Yep, although it’s still the right move. You want to give the pitcher every chance for success.

      absolutely, i agreed then… and now..would we have felt differentlyif he was being roasted in the 5th…maybe.. too hard todigest the 1st inning…

      good comment Joe Buck

      “only 3 come to the plate in 2 inning…haha”

    53. MJ
      October 22nd, 2009 | 8:37 pm

      UGH, I don’t have the stomach to watch this game.

      Either the thread continues or it doesn’t, I don’t care. I’m outta here.

      Moral of the story: be careful what you don’t fully wish for but think about in the back of your mind. Now I don’t even WANT to go to Game 6. Pettitte’s got a stinker in his arm too, I’m afraid.

    54. 77yankees
      October 22nd, 2009 | 8:41 pm

      Can we just play WITHOUT umpires???

    55. October 22nd, 2009 | 8:49 pm

      Lol

      I think ban the freeze cam, we know the close calls are all sucky

    56. cr1
      October 22nd, 2009 | 9:00 pm

      This game has no redeeming value other than the hope that we never again hear a single word about how babycakes functions better with his nanny at hand.

    57. JeremyM
      October 22nd, 2009 | 9:20 pm

      I’m getting really tired of Swisher’s slump.

    58. October 22nd, 2009 | 9:50 pm
    59. 77yankees
      October 22nd, 2009 | 9:57 pm

      @ Steve Lombardi:

      or gets close enough that Fuentes pitches the 9th.

    60. 77yankees
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:08 pm

      MJ returning in three…….two………one………

    61. 77yankees
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:13 pm

      TEX$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    62. g1ph7
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:14 pm

      AWWW YEAH

    63. g1ph7
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:14 pm

      77yankees wrote:

      @ Steve Lombardi:
      or gets close enough that Fuentes pitches the 9th.

      I think it’s close enough now :)

    64. 77yankees
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:16 pm

      BANZAI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    65. g1ph7
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:16 pm

      MONEY MONEY MONEY!@#@! MATSUI!

    66. g1ph7
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:16 pm

      Shouldn’t have taken Lackey out…Burnett is off the hook, for now.

    67. 77yankees
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:17 pm

      That call rattled Lackey, and the Yanks started laying off the curveball.

    68. g1ph7
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:18 pm

      @77yankees

      Yeah, I was thinking the same thing.

    69. g1ph7
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:19 pm

      Did weaver cut his hair?

    70. 77yankees
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:19 pm

      ROBBIE CANO, YOU BEAST!!!!!!!!!

    71. g1ph7
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:20 pm

      YES!@# ROBBIE CANO!

    72. g1ph7
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:20 pm

      Would you bring in Joba for the bottom of the 7th?

    73. 77yankees
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:21 pm

      He may pitch to Mathis & Aybar only.

    74. g1ph7
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:22 pm

      True.

    75. 77yankees
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:23 pm

      Figgins hits better lefty so they may bring Coke or Marte to pitch to him, especially with Abreu following.

    76. g1ph7
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:25 pm

      IT would feel so great to see the yanks celebrate in Cali

    77. 77yankees
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:25 pm

      Shocking with Captain Hook Girardi leaving AJ in there.

    78. g1ph7
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:26 pm

      Well, he had his wild inning already.

    79. 77yankees
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:27 pm

      When did Jeff Mathis turn into Edgar Martinez?

    80. g1ph7
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:27 pm

      I know! Good reference.

    81. cr1
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:28 pm

      I was feeling better until I heard the magic names of Chamberlain and Marte mentioned as now warming up. What numbers would you assign them on the roster of most dependable relievers?

    82. g1ph7
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:30 pm

      what the hell.

    83. 77yankees
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:32 pm

      @ cr1:

      Probably between Aceves & Gaudin

    84. ken
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:33 pm

      I’ll take the out.

    85. cr1
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:33 pm

      @ 77yankees:
      That.

    86. g1ph7
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:34 pm

      same

    87. ken
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:34 pm

      Since when did Marte move above Coke as the reliable lefty?

    88. ken
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:35 pm

      That’s OK. One more out.

    89. 77yankees
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:36 pm

      @ ken:

      The only thing I can think of is that Coke can get both lefties and righties out, while Marte is, at best, a situational lefty.

    90. g1ph7
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:38 pm

      Time for hughes to earn a lower uniform number

    91. 77yankees
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:40 pm

      Yanks don’t have any lower uniform numbers left – lol.

    92. g1ph7
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:41 pm

      he can take joba’s IF he gets Hunter….and he didn’t.

    93. ken
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:42 pm

      Young Hughes on the spot here.

    94. g1ph7
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:43 pm

      GOD DAMNIT

    95. 77yankees
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:44 pm

      All right, let’s get out of this tied.

    96. g1ph7
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:44 pm

      Nice fastball RIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE

    97. ken
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:44 pm

      @ 77yankees:
      Yup.

    98. ken
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:46 pm

      This is not good.

    99. g1ph7
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:46 pm

      yup i just might go to sleep.

    100. g1ph7
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:47 pm

      How many pitches is he going to leave basically right down the middle?!

    101. 77yankees
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:47 pm

      Light Bulb Head Buck bursts a vein cause the Angels take the lead.

    102. g1ph7
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:48 pm

      Wait, so NOW you’re ahead in the count? Damn.

    103. ken
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:49 pm

      So I guess Scioscia is a genius.

    104. g1ph7
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:52 pm

      For letting his hitters hit? Please, their bullpen is still pitching. Let’s see if weaver can do it.

    105. ken
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:53 pm

      @ g1ph7:
      That was intended as sarcasm.

    106. 77yankees
      October 22nd, 2009 | 10:57 pm

      Gotta hold ‘em – I’ll take my chances w/Damon, Tex, & A-Rod in the 9th.

    107. g1ph7
      October 22nd, 2009 | 11:05 pm

      ken wrote:

      @ g1ph7:
      That was intended as sarcasm.

      errr, my bad ;)

    108. ken
      October 22nd, 2009 | 11:09 pm

      @ g1ph7:
      No problem. Let’s just get out of this and get a run back.

    109. g1ph7
      October 22nd, 2009 | 11:13 pm

      NICE throw by Swisher

    110. 77yankees
      October 22nd, 2009 | 11:15 pm

      Fuentes is coming in – this is what we want.

    111. g1ph7
      October 22nd, 2009 | 11:16 pm

      And A-Rod is batting third.

    112. g1ph7
      October 22nd, 2009 | 11:18 pm

      2 Blown saves against the yankees this year.

    113. 77yankees
      October 22nd, 2009 | 11:19 pm

      Be interesting if they walk A-Rod whatever the situation

    114. 77yankees
      October 22nd, 2009 | 11:20 pm

      Matsui hits lefties……..watch out.

    115. g1ph7
      October 22nd, 2009 | 11:20 pm

      Yet Matsui is good against left handers.

    116. g1ph7
      October 22nd, 2009 | 11:24 pm

      looked like ball 4

    117. 77yankees
      October 22nd, 2009 | 11:24 pm

      Whew

    118. g1ph7
      October 22nd, 2009 | 11:24 pm

      Now that is ball 4, PR for Matsui?

    119. g1ph7
      October 22nd, 2009 | 11:26 pm

      MELTDOWN CITY.

    120. 77yankees
      October 22nd, 2009 | 11:26 pm

      COME ON, SWISH!!!!!!!

    121. g1ph7
      October 22nd, 2009 | 11:26 pm

      How ironic is it that Swisher is up for this.

    122. ken
      October 22nd, 2009 | 11:26 pm

      Do it Swish

    123. g1ph7
      October 22nd, 2009 | 11:27 pm

      FOUL, NICE

    124. ken
      October 22nd, 2009 | 11:27 pm

      argh. I thought the game was over

    125. ken
      October 22nd, 2009 | 11:28 pm

      bad swings here

    126. g1ph7
      October 22nd, 2009 | 11:28 pm

      UGH, swinging at crap pitches.

    127. g1ph7
      October 22nd, 2009 | 11:29 pm

      JESUS, swing at more crap!

    128. 77yankees
      October 22nd, 2009 | 11:30 pm

      battle swish battle

    129. ken
      October 22nd, 2009 | 11:31 pm

      just need a bloop garbage single

    130. ken
      October 22nd, 2009 | 11:31 pm

      oohh baby

    131. g1ph7
      October 22nd, 2009 | 11:31 pm

      FULL COUNT

    132. ken
      October 22nd, 2009 | 11:32 pm

      oh well

    133. g1ph7
      October 22nd, 2009 | 11:32 pm

      Back to New York….

    134. 77yankees
      October 22nd, 2009 | 11:32 pm

      damn

    135. JeremyM
      October 22nd, 2009 | 11:37 pm

      I don’t think it’s possible to have a worse season at the plate than Swisher. Ugh.

      Well, hopefully this is just another blip. I’m very letdown by AJ and Hughes, this was in the bag and they blew it.

    136. October 22nd, 2009 | 11:43 pm

      This one hurts… as much as game 4/5 against Bosox

    137. ken
      October 22nd, 2009 | 11:49 pm

      The only good thing: Yanks stay in game form while Phillies sit it out for a week.

    138. ken
      October 22nd, 2009 | 11:51 pm

      srivinodh wrote:

      This one hurts… as much as game 4/5 against Bosox

      Huh? Not even close.

    139. October 22nd, 2009 | 11:56 pm

      ken wrote:

      srivinodh wrote:
      This one hurts… as much as game 4/5 against Bosox

      Huh? Not even close.

      Well i have never really recovered from that.. i need us to close this one Saturday for my sanity

    140. ken
      October 23rd, 2009 | 12:02 am

      @ srivinodh:
      Understood but this is a very different team. I’ll go to war with Andy and CC. When Yanks lost game 5 in ’04 the pitching matchups for games 6 and 7 sealed the deal even before they played the games.

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